EpiSpa Organic Lighter Brighter Illuminating Moisturiser with spf 25

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

I have been sent another beautiful product from the fabulous people at epiSpa who are situated on Harley Street, world-famous as the private health care area of London. They have created a range of organic beauty products made from nutrient-rich natural organic ingredients, all are natural plant extracts which are proven to be great for our skins. The product I have to share with you today is the Organic Lighter Brighter Illuminating Moisturiser, which has an spf 25.

With its gorgeous metallic packaging it keeps all the gorgeousness of the product within, cool. What is the gorgeousness within? They are the most beautiful organic ingredients that can be found in a moisturiser! Manuka Honey, it’s in there to help the skin with regeneration, because honey is a humectant it also holds onto moisture in the skin without making it oily. Coconut oil, one of my favourite ingredients is in there because it will help to restore dry skin, helps to strengthen the skins tissue as it absorbs quickly. Pomegranate seed oil helps to restore the brightness and luminosity of the skin. Then there is a plant based natural skin whitening agent, Tyrostat which can help with the reduction of age spots and pigmentation in three weeks.

As with the eye cream that I reviewed a while back, I’ll leave a link to that at the end of this post, the Lighter Brighter Illuminating Moisturiser smells amazing, it’s got a refreshing cucumber fragrance to it, and it feels just as refreshing to use too! It glides onto the skin easily and sinks in almost straight away, there’s no stickiness or residue left behind on the skin it’s just soft moisturised and ready for makeup. My skin is glowing after using this moisturiser for the last few weeks, and I’ve been using it day and night. Some illuminating skincare has so much glitter particles in, but there are no such thing in this gorgeous product. If you like your day cream/moisturisers with SPF then you will find a 25 spf within this. I LOVE the epiSpa Organic Lighter Brighter Illuminating moisturiser and it’s one that I would recommend to my friends and family. You can find it HERE.

My review of the epiSpa Illuminating Eye Cream is HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.

XXX

 

Ellora Beauty… High Performance Day Moisturiser..

Hello lovely people, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty..

Here’s the second product from the fabulous new skincare company that I’ve been trialing over the last few weeks it’s of course Ellora Beauty, and this is the High Performance Day Moisturiser.

Thank you to Ellora Beauty for allowing me to use their image in my blog, I had many many sachets of the moisturiser to use rather than the full sized product, so Mark has had this post off so to speak! Mind you he hasn’t got off too lightly, he’s just photographed the night cream for me. Anyhow, on with the review of this beauty.

Packed with beautiful ingredients such as Swiss Apple Stem Cell to combat the visible signs of aging, Advanced Peptide Complex which helps to smooth the look of wrinkles and facial lines, and helps to improve the elasticity of the skin. Beautiful Damask Rose, Red Clover and Mountain Tea Extracts all help to nourish smooth and plump up the look of the skin.

As I’ve got older my skin has become quite dull looking, so I really need products to put the brightness back into my face, and the High Performance Day Moisturiser does just that. After using for a few weeks now, my skin is softer and a lot brighter in fact it does have a rosy  glow. The gorgeous thick cream is a joy to use, a little goes a long way, and the delicious fragrance enlivens the senses too, which is so needed in the mornings. It readies my face for makeup giving me the perfect base for my foundation or BB cream. This is a 50ml (1.7fl oz) jar of gorgeousness! If you would like to purchase this and more Ellora Beauty products you can use ELEGANTAGELESSBEAUTY for a 10% discount on ALL Ellora products, and there is FREE MAINLAND UK DELIVERY too! HERE.

The Ellora Beauty Night Cream review will be here soon!

All Ellora products have been gifted to me for review.

Superdrug Optimum PhytoHydrate Day Cream

Hello my loves!

Today I’m sharing with you a day cream  from the Superdrug own brand, Optimum PhytoHydrate, with Birch water. Birch water comes from the sap of the Nordic mature Silver Birch tree which is harvested in Springtime and is said to have hydrating and detoxifying properties. It’s  known to be particularly gentle and hydrating on skin that is prone to dehydration.

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This is a lovely day cream. I love the pump-action delivery system that gives you the correct amount needed for fantastic hydration. Not only is there the hydrating Birch water, it also contains gorgeous Shea Butter for smooth soft skin, with Vitamin E, Pro-Vitamin B5 in there too, to protect from environmental damage. I dispensed one pump to my fingers and the first thing I noticed was the lovely fresh natural fragrance, secondly the consistency, it’s thick but lightweight and creamy which my skin drank up and didn’t leave my skin sticky or tacky. After a few moments my skin felt soft and smooth and ready for makeup. I initially used my PhytoHydrate day cream at about 8am and by lunchtime my skin was still feeling soft and supple and hydrated, and by the time I was ready to do my night-time routine it was still feeling the same, with an SPF 15 this is a perfect daytime moisturiser for Winter, and it can also be used in your night-time skincare routine too.

I love the Superdrug Optimum skincare range, in fact to be honest I love all Superdrug own brand of skincare, and this new PhytoHydrate day cream with Birch water did not disappoint. If you fancy giving it a try, pop to your local Superdrug store, or click HERE.

Thank you for reading, lots of love.

XXX

*This post contains PR sample*

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Heaven by Deborah Mitchell…Age Defiance Cream

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty

I’m getting to the end of the lovely products sent to me from Heaven Skincare, at least my products anyway. But Mark has a few favourites that he’s been enjoying since Christmas, and I’ll be writing reviews and sharing his thoughts with you to maybe give you a few ideas for skincare products for the man/men in your life. For now though I’ll share with you this lovely moisturiser, Age Defiance Cream.

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Age Defiance Cream is a moisturiser designed to slow down the ageing process of the skin by holding in water. It helps to plump out fine lines and wrinkles and is perfect as a base for your makeup. It contains Vitamins B and C to protect the skin from the pollutants of our everyday lives. It also has Tea Tree oil to reduce scar formation and help to calm rosacea and restore the balance of the skin. This lightweight  moisturiser is suitable for all skin types. After cleansing and toning I applied my Age Defiance Cream, it feels so creamy, luxurious  and cooling when I applied it to my skin, and it sinks in straight away leaving no tackiness behind. Right away I noticed a difference to my skin, it’s plumper looking and smooth, it’s soft and very hydrated and more glowing. The horizontal line above my left eye is plumped out and less visible, my number 11s between my eyes appear less noticeable too. This is a really lovely anti-aging moisturiser for everyday use. You can find it HERE.

Did you miss my other Heaven Skincare reviews? I’ve linked them all below.

Silver Bee Venom Mask

Chamomile Desensitising Hydrogel

New Edition Cream Cleanser

Divine Cream

Heavenly Eyes Regenerating Complex

Silk Skin Bee Bee Cream

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Divine Cream from Heaven by Deborah Mitchell….

Hello lovelies, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

Before I get to my review of the Divine Cream from Heaven Skincare I thought that I would give you a little insight to the company. Heaven Skincare was created 20 years ago by Deborah Mitchell, a qualified beauty therapist with over 25 years experience. She decided to create an all natural and organic range of beauty products, for face and body. She’s also a qualified teacher of beauty therapy, running her own Heaven training school for beauty therapists from all over the world, there are Heaven salons right across the world too, in Europe, America, Middle East and Asia. Deborah has also won numerous awards for her products, and has many celebrity clients who love Heaven Skincare treatments, not only that there are a couple of royal ladies who are fans too! Hows that for an accolade?

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Okay so on with my review. Divine Cream from Heaven by Deborah Mitchell is a beautiful moisturiser that can be used day and night. The packaging is just gorgeous, its pink my favourite colour! The silver top is a twist up pump delivery system which gives you just the right amount you need for application. The cream itself is full of  essential oils all are known to be fabulous for the skin, like Mandarin and Orange oils. Mandarin is known to release collagen into the skin to give a firmer look and feel to your face. It also contains Witch Hazel and Lavender within the cream too, and not forgetting  Soya Oil, Vitamins A and E and silk proteins. The Divine Cream is suitable for all skin types, and is an anti ageing product. 

I’ve been using Divine Cream every morning and at night-time after cleansing. I use two pumps of the cream and massage into my skin. It smells gorgeous, a lovely citrus fragrance from the Mandarin and Orange essential oils, It feels so refreshing when going onto the skin and is completely absorbed with no stickiness whatsoever. Because of the Orange essential oil, the cream has a natural source of Vitamin C which makes the skin look brighter and more radiant, and  yes it really does! You can also use it sparingly under the eyes, just tap it gently into the delicate skin, and it won’t cause puffiness on the area.

So what did the Divine Cream do for my skin? It’s a lot more radiant, it’s definitely plumper, especially I’ve noticed around mouth area, I’ve a bit of scarring on my chin left over from teenage acne, and they appear to be smoother looking. The cream keeps my skin moisturised all day until I cleanse at night time. I use the cream at night but I add an extra pump of the cream to give my skin an overnight treat. The next morning I don’t have dull grey looking skin, just lovely smooth nourished skin. Oh how I love this cream, it’s Divine

The bottle I have is 15ml in size which is going to last me quite a while, you can find this and more Heavenly skincare HERE 

Thank you for stopping by today

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Optimum PhytoDeluxe Skincare…..

Hello and welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty

I was recently sent a day cream and night cream for reviewing on EAB, today I am sharing my thoughts. This is the newest of the Optimum skin care range at Superdrug and is ideal for those aged 40 plus. The Optimum PhytoDeluxe Indulgent Day Cream with SPF 15 and the Comforting Night Cream. 

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The Optimum PhytoDeluxe Indulgent day cream is a luxurious lightweight cream with a pump-action delivery system. The ingredients within the cream make it luxurious, with Platinum particles which is a potent terapeptide and Black Diamond Truffle. The Black Diamond Truffle is known to have anti oxidant properties, brightens the skin tone and smooths and firms the skin. I’ve been using both creams in conjunction with my usual cleanser and toner, which is also a Superdrug own brand, for nearly 3 weeks and I’ve really enjoyed using them. I applied 2 pumps of the day cream, which has an SPF 15 all over my face, neck and decollatage massaging for about 2 minutes. It sinks in beautifully and leaves my skin ready for makeup, there’s no stickiness at all. After a couple of days of using the day cream I noticed little change in my skin, apart from looking a bit brighter. After 2 weeks daily use. I’ve noticed that it is plumper, smoother and has more luminosity. I have a vertical line appearing above my left eye and it’s now less noticeable! For a 55-year-old Grandmother I don’t have a lined and crepey neckline and decollatage because I’ve always made sure it’s moisturised every day and night, but I do have redness on the decollatage area and that is now diminished considerably since using this day cream. A really luxurious cream at a high street price.

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The Comforting Night Cream has the same Black Diamond Truffle and Platinum complex as the day cream, and as this is a night cream its richer than the day cream with Shea Butter to give the skin a really indulgent overnight treatment. It absorbs quickly into the skin when applied, and again there is no stickiness. As with the day cream I applied the night cream to my face, neck and decollatage. The following morning my skin felt nourished, soft and smooth and it looked more radiant too. In essence this pair of beauties is a perfect combination for the mature skin, and it’s a luxury product at high street price of just £14.99 each. Right now at Superdrug they are on special offer of buy one get one FREE Mix and Match on selected Superdrug products, both in store and online HERE 

Thank you for stopping by today

XXX

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B. Skincare; Day Cream…**

Hello again, welcome back to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

I have another B. Skincare product for you today, it’s the Day Cream from the Phase 3 selection for 40-50s age range.

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B. Firm Day Cream with SPF 20. This said to help the “visible signs of ageing” giving you a more firm and lifted looking complexion.

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A deliciously fluffy looking cream! It’s a beautiful texture, very light and creamy and it absorbs into my skin easily without it feeling sticky afterwards. This cream is very moisturising, it leaves my skin feeling so hydrated, smooth and nourished. It’s working wonders on my “number 11s”, I have one horizontal line on my forehead just above my left eye and it appears to be, to me smoother. My skin is also brighter, more radiant and definitely has a lot smoother more “lifted” appearance. It’s a gorgeous day cream.

The B. Skincare Day Cream is on offer right now “better than half price” at Superdrug stores on the High Street and online HERE it’s normally £13.99 right now it’s only £6.95

** This B. Skincare Day Cream is a PR sample and was sent to me for review. I was not paid to write this review, all thoughts are my own**

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B. Skincare…. First Thoughts….PR samples.

Hello again lovelies!

I have had some very lovely skincare by B. sent to me from Jenny Hill PR, for which I am so grateful for, it’s the first time a PR company has noticed my work and sent me products for review so I’m really excited to get these products. I’ve had many brands send me products to trial and review but never a PR company, until now.

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B. is for Beautiful. It’s a gorgeous premium skincare and makeup brand exclusive to Superdrug. With 4 phases of skincare, Phase 1 created for those in their 20s/30s Phase 2 is 30s/40s Phase 3 is 40s/50s and Phase 4 is 50s onwards. My products are a mix of phases 3 and 4.

In my gorgeous skincare package I have a Day Cream with SPF 20, a Night Cream, a Serum, a Facial Oil and an Eye Cream. I’m a serum and facial oil virgin so I’m very excited to be trying those two products! I haven’t started using all the skincare together yet as I want to take some nice photos for my blog first, but I have started using the Serum under another day cream and the Facial Oil under another night cream. The Serum is dispensed via a pump-action, while the Facial Oil is a dropper/pipette type.

Of the two products I’ve tried so far, my first thoughts are the facial oil is my favourite. After cleansing at night I applied 3 drops of the oil in the palm of my hand (the instructions say 2 but it wasn’t enough for me) and massaged for a couple of minutes over my face. I then applied my night cream and my skin felt amazing!

So far I’m loving what I’ve tried, I shall be trialling everything for a couple of weeks and get back to you with the results then, so I hope you will come back to see what I thought. In the meantime if you go to the Superdrug website you will find there is a better than half price offer on selected B. products HERE

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My Skincare Regime…. AM

Hello again lovelies!

I thought I’d share with you today my morning skin care regime, I’ll do a separate post for my nightime regime. Firstly my routine is personal to me it’s what I like to do, obviously we are all different what works for me might not work for you, and vice versa. So let me tell you what I use and how I use it.

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Firstly let’s pretend I’ve had my bath and I’ve tied back my hair. I love a face wash in the mornings, and my “go to” face wash right now is the Organic Surge Daily Care Refreshing Face Wash. It does exactly what it says on the bottle, it’s very refreshing and it really wakes me up first thing in the morning. It smells divine of rose geranium leaf essential oils, it’s sls free paraben free, it makes my skin feel so clean and fresh without that dry tight feeling. I love this face wash! If I feel my skin needs a bit of a treat, I follow my face wash with the Nuxe Masque Creme Fraiche, I use it all over my face up to my eye contour leaving it on for 10 minutes while I have a coffee. I then massage the masque over my face for a minute then remove it using my L’Oreal Age Perfect Refreshing Toner on a cotton wool pad. After using the masque my skin feels so soft and very hydrated, I could almost go without moisturiser. But I don’t, I follow up with my Superdrug Naturally Radiant Day Cream with SPF 15. It means my skin is makeup ready if I decide to wear any. I finish up with my favourite eye cream, which is Thea Skincare Age Revival Uplifting Eye Cream. I use it all around my eyes in an upwards and outwards motion to help give me a little bit of a lift in that area. It’s very hydrating and it really does plump out any wrinkles.

I’m quite happy with the skincare I’m using at the moment, and if you would like to “shop my stash” here are some links.

Organic Surge Face Wash

Nuxe Masque Creme Fraiche

L’Oreal Age Perfect Refreshing Toner

Superdrug Naturally Radiant Day Cream

Thea Skincare Age Revival Eye Cream

Just as an update, I’ve had some skincare sent to me for review so I shall be trialling it over the next week or so and get back to you with my thoughts.

Thank You for reading today.

XXX

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My Top 5 under £10……Monthly Favourites

Hello gorgeous people!

It’s a while since I have done any kind of “favourites” post, so I thought today I would share with you, AND recommend to you my top five beauty/makeup products that are £10 or under. Let’s begin with skincare.

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The Bio Cellulose Bee Venom and Royal Jelly fabric face from Timeless Truth was sent to me for review by Angela at Beauty Masks. This is an awesome face mask for ageing and slackened skin, it is very hydrating, stimulates the production of collagen and plumps up the skin. It’s £7.90 HERE and you can read my full review HERE.

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Next is my beautiful moisturising day cream with SPF 15. It’s Naturally Radiant which is a Superdrug own brand. This has really made my skin look less dull and grey, after using I have a lovely radiant glow to my face. The Brightening Day Cream is £5.99 from HERE. And you can read my review HERE.

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My favourite eyeshadow palette of the moment is the limited edition 5th Birthday palette that was very kindly sent to me by MUA Makeup Academy for my own birthday. I’ve use this so much since I’ve had it, it’s a stunning palette with 12 beautiful creamy feel shades. It’s just £4.00 from HERE and I have a review for you to read HERE.

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The Viper Mascara from Makeup Revolution is my favourite budget mascara under £10. If you have problems with short sparse eyelashes then I would say go get this. When I was younger I had long thick lashes that have diminished with age, but since I found this mascara I have lashes again! It’s just £3.00 from HERE and of course I have written a review HERE.

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Lastly, I’ve been loving the gorgeous Sweet Sheen Lip Balm in Coral Reef from MUA Makeup Academy. Perfect for Summer with the moisturisation it gives to my lips, the coral shade just adds sunshine to the face. There are other colours that I really want to get too, a really pretty moisturising lip balm at just £2.00 from HERE and of course my review is HERE

Thank You for stopping by today, I’ll be back soon with reviews of a couple of gorgeous highlighters that I’m trying out right now.

XXX

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Naturally Radiant Skin Care…

Hello again lovelies!

So, on a recent shopping trip we popped into my very favourite high street store Superdrug, it’s been having a 3 for 2 with a free makeup bag across all cosmetics, and Mark wanted to buy me something for my birthday, more on what I chose in later posts. This time I’m going to share with you my thoughts on some lovely skin care I bought myself with some money I had given to me as a gift.

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I chose Superdrug own brand day cream, night cream and an eye cream from their “Naturally Radiant” range.

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I’ll start with the day cream first. I love the pretty apple green colour of the jars, I think it’s in keeping with the fact that the ingredients are all plant-based extracts. The cream has an SPF of 15 and is infused with kiwi fruit and mulberry extracts, these two ingredients help to brighten the skin and make it appear more radiant and helps to even out the skin tone too. It also has sugar beet extract within it to nourish and ensure the skin remains moisturised. When I used the day cream for the first time after cleansing and toning it got to work right away, and I didn’t need to use a lot of product either it’s so creamy! It is so easy to massage in, my skin just “drank” it up. It also smells really good with a fruity fragrance. Afterwards my face looked more radiant and glowing, it felt soft and smooth to the touch. My skin did feel moisturised throughout the day too. A really gorgeous day cream.

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The Rewind Night cream also has kiwi fruit and mulberry fruit extracts within, the kiwi fruit is a rich source of Vitamin C which helps with the skin’s brightness and to even out the skin tone. The fruit acids also act as an exfoliant to refine the skin’s texture and help with renewing of cells overnight. I obviously cleansed and toned before applying my night cream, again it sank in right away. The following morning my skin looked so glowy and radiant, it also appeared to be a bit plumper too but also very soft and moisturised. Nice!

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Lastly the Brightening Eye Cream. I used this both day and night under my eyes after cleansing toning and moisturising. It is infused with the kiwi fruit and mulberry fruit extracts for brightening and the sugar beet extracts are there for moisturising. I squeezed a grain of rice sized amount of eye cream onto my ring finger and gently patted it around the eye area, immediately my under eye area felt nice and cool and hydrated. It gives a very nice base ready for your concealer/foundation during the day, and when used at night, the following morning my under eyes still felt hydrated. I have to admit, it isn’t my favourite eye cream but I shall use it up as it would just be a waste of money, I still prefer my more expensive eye cream. If you would like to take a look at the “Naturally Radiant” Superdrug brand of skincare just click HERE.

XXX

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