Organic and Botanic Mandarin Orange Restorative Eye Serum

Hello my loves, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty…

I’ve not really used an eye serum as part of my skincare regime I’ve always plumped for an eye cream, but I’ve recently been using one from the Organic & Botanic range that they very kindly sent to me. This is the Mandarin Orange Restorative Eye Serum.

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A pipette type delivery system for this eye serum that’s held within a little brown glass bottle. I do love the simple packaging, everything is recyclable.  But it’s the ingredients that packs a punch for me. Almond Oil, Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Chamomile Flower and Starflower Seed Oil to name just a few, and it’s all organic and all ethically sourced. Absolutely no Parabens, no preservatives and no animal testing in any product from Organic & Botanic!

When I first received my eye serum I wasn’t sure how to use it. I thought that a serum is used before a moisturiser, but after cleansing I applied it to under my eyes, around my brow bone and paid particular attention to the outer corners. I use my ring finger all the time as this has the lightest touch, to pat the product into the skin. You don’t need to use a lot of serum, a little really does go a long way. As I was applying the serum I noticed how fruity the fragrance is, it’s gorgeous! It feels like a very light oil, but doesn’t feel oily, if that makes sense. It sank into my skin straight away , leaving the skin feeling completely hydrated. I’ve also been using this lovely eye serum underneath an eye cream as a treatment “mask” overnight, and this has worked beautifully for me. It doesn’t leave me with puffy eyes the following morning which did worry me that it would.

Organic & Botanic Mandarin Orange Restorative Eye Serum is £69 for 15ml, and this is going to last a good few months. If you would like to take a look at this and other beautiful products go HERE.

Teresa

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*This product was sent to me for review*

 

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CRANBERRY & CUCUMBER EYE MAKE – UP REMOVER from THEA SKINCARE

Hello again lovely people!

I’ve yet another beauty to share with you that was very kindly sent to me by Thea from Thea Skincare. This time it’s the very lovely eye make up remover, I have been a regular user of high street brands of eye make up removers and recently came across a miscellar water gel which is fantastic but when I tried this for the first time I was converted. This is the Cranberry & Cucumber eye make up remover from Thea Skincare.

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This eye make up remover comes in a 100 ml (3.51 fl oz) pump dispenser bottle which gets an A star right from the start for me! It’s a gorgeous cooling and soothing gel formula with cucumber, cranberry and aloe, it smells amazing! All ingredients are natural and organic and suitable for vegetarians and vegans. So what’s in this gorgeous eye make up remover? Firstly there is Organic Aloe Juice which helps to seal in moisture and stimulates circulation. Cucumber Distillate which soothes and cools the eye area it also has a mild astringent to help with the removal of dead skin cells. Witch Hazel which is an antioxidant to help to soothe and hydrate and help reduce puffiness. Cranberry Seed Oil which is rich in vitamin C and is an anti – inflammatory. This is a perfect eye make up remover if you have sensitive eyes, and is suitable for all skin types too.

I had on a good bit of eye make – up over the weekend including 3 coats of mascara! But it was so easy to remove when I used this eye make up remover. I took two cotton pads and put two pumps of the gel on to each pad and spread it out a tad. I placed a pad on each eye and just let them rest there for a few moments, I could immediately feel the cooling, soothing sensation on my eyes. I pressed the pads onto my eyes and gently wiped them across and I could see where the remover had “melted” my mascara. I wiped the cotton pads all over and around my eyes and it took off every trace of my eye make up without any tugging or pulling, and I had no stinging what so ever. My eyes felt so refreshed and soothed. I can’t say what it would be like with removing waterproof mascara however, as I don’t use it. This really is a beautiful eye make up remover, and I can also say that this is perfect as a soothing eye mask. After cleansing apply all over the eye area and just let it sink into the skin. I went to bed with it on and next morning my eyes felt amazing, so hydrated. Cucumber & Cranberry Eye Make Up Remover from TheaSkincare is £14.95 from HERE

Thank you for stopping by lovely people.

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L’OREAL EYE MAKE-UP REMOVERS….

Hello lovelies, welcome back.

I have two eye make-up removers from L’Oreal today, and one I like more than the other. I have Skin Perfection Micellar Gel and the other is Gentle Eye make-up remover. Capture101

The gentle eye make up remover (on right of photo) is suitable for sensitive eyes. I have to say I had trouble removing all my eye make up with this. I used it as I do with all eye make up removers, I put product onto cotton pad and hold them over my eyes for a few moments to soften the mascara so that it should gently wipe away. But it just didn’t do it for me. It softens the mascara yes but as for removing eyeshadow easily it doesn’t do a very good job. It also made my eyes sting a bit and eye lids felt sticky too.

Now, I am loving the Skin Perfection Miceller Gel. This is more like it, it does everything it says on the bottle, gentle? check soothing? check  refreshing? check. It’s so gentle it’s suitable for contact lens wearers and hypo-allergenic too so great for sensitive eyes. Because this is a Micellar gel I wondered if I could use it as a general make up remover too, even though it doesn’t say I can on the bottle but then it doesn’t say I can’t either. When I poured the Micellar gel onto a cotton pad I noticed that it’s not as thick as I thought it would be for a gel, it doesn’t sink into the cotton pad like a liquid would though so it’s definitely a gel I guess. Anyway I placed the cotton pads on my eyes and let them lay there for a few minutes so that the product could dissolve my mascara and when I removed them the mascara was clearly on the cotton pad I just then wiped away the rest of my eye make up with ease, it’s a great eye make up remover and it didn’t sting my eyes or leave them sticky, just nice and clean and fresh. Lovely. You can purchase this fab eye make up remover from Boots HERE for just £3.99

Thanks for reading, have a great weekend lovely people!

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ORGANIC SURGE EYE GEL…My Thoughts..

Hello again lovely people!

I hope you are all well. I’ve another  Organic Surge beauty to share with you today. It’s the amazing Eye Gel that Mark picked up for me with the shampoo and conditioner that I featured in a previous post. 

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This is such a cooling, refreshing eye gel, fantastic if you suffer from itchy eyes at this time of year. It has no horrid irritants in it everything is completely natural. For example, it has Aloe Vera for its calming and moisturising properties, Green Tea to reduce inflammation, Eyebright to naturally reduce puffiness and redness and Menthol for its cooling properties to name but a few of the deliciously natural ingredients within the product. It really is very cooling when the lovely thick clear gel is applied to the under eye area, and I can use it over the whole eye too, even my eyelids!  There is also natural Glycerin which attracts moisture and helps to keep the skin hydrated and it most certainly does! It’s a pump dispenser so you can get just the right amount. One pump  does both under eyes. 

When I’m wearing make up I will pat the eye gel gently under my eyes and let it sink in then apply my make up as I usually do. On days when I’m not wearing make up I will put two pumps of the eye gel around each eye and pat it on to use like an eye mask. I leave it there until I cleanse my face again at night, then add a small amount to my eyes when I apply my night cream. 

Everything from Organic Surge is totally FREE of animal derived products and is suitable for vegan and vegetarians and they do not test on animals! They also have free delivery in the UK on orders over £25.00 and they ship internationally too. Take a look at the beautiful range of Face, Body and Hair products HERE

Well that’s it for now lovely people, I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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NATURAL REMEDIES FOR TIRED EYES….. Bloguary Day 24…..

Hello lovely people!

Since I started blogging just over a year ago, I have been using my computer an awful lot more than I used too, I’ve used it even more since my daily posting with “Bloguary” and because of this my eyes have become a wee bit sore and itchy, and my eyelids actually feel like they are sweating if there is such a thing!

 

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I’ve found a few things I can use to soothe them in my food cupboard and fridge that will save a few pennies too. For  start anything cool will soothe irritation and shrink eye bags so try putting cold teaspoons over your eyes for a few moments. I put my teaspoons in the fridge first. Slices of potato or cucumber are old remedies too. Try wrapping an ice-cube in cling wrap and stroking over the eye area.

There are a couple of remedies using Chamomile tea bags you can try too. Steep 2 Chamomile tea bags in boiling water for 5 minutes, then leave them to cool right down before placing over each eye. Relax for 10/15 minutes. OR use the tea that is left behind from steeping the tea bags, just add half a cup of rose-water (this will to tone and tighten the skin) take two cotton wool pads and soak in the mixture, place over the eyes and relax for 15 minutes. Chamomile is particularly good for the eyes as it’s soothing and reduces inflammation.

Green tea bags are also excellent for reducing puffiness around the eyes too as it contains anti-inflammatory properties. After you have made your green tea, take the cold tea bags and place over the eyes. Green tea is also a fab wrinkle fighting anti-oxidant too!

There is a fresh and fruity remedy in your fridge to help soothe tired eyes. Take slices of strawberry and place under the eyes lay back and relax for a few minutes, 15 minutes is always good! Then just cleanse and moisturise your face as normal. Strawberries do a fantastic job at reducing swelling and they contain Alpha-Hydroxy which can be found in all your expensive facial creams. I haven’t tried the strawberries under my eyes yet, but next time we buy some I am sure going to pinch a couple to try out. Roll on Summer for delicious English strawberries!

Gosh, that’s day 24 of Bloguary only another 4 days left for goodness sake. It’s gone so fast too. I am a bit late putting today’s post up though so apologies for that. It’s been my other half’s birthday weekend so I didn’t get this post ready in time to post at midnight GMT.

Anyway, I hope you have a good week lovely people.

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