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.

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Heaven Skincare LIA Oil Serum.

Hey lovelies, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

I’m back to share with you my thoughts on the Heaven Skincare LIA Oil that was sent to me for review here on my blog.

As you can see the bottle is pretty special looking isn’t it? Inside the oil is pretty special too! The base oil ingredients are Organic Soya Bean, Carrot Oil, Jojoba, Rosehip, Grapeseed oils. Essential Oils packing a punch in the oil serum are Organic Rose Absolute, Neroli, Lavender and  Patchouli. It’s the fragrance of Lavender oil that hits me in the nose, my favourite floral smell ever, it’s just gorgeous. There is also Vitamins A and E within the oil serum too.

This intense oil serum is great for reducing redness and helps to calm Rosacea. I suffer from redness on my chin and cheeks, not too much but enough to make me want to conceal it when I go out, and since using the oil serum it has calmed down considerably. I’ve been using my oil mainly at night massaged into cleansed skin, then add my night cream or my Heaven Bee Venom mask on top. The following morning my skin is looking so radiant and glowing, and it’s not from hot flushes either! I have used my LIA oil serum during the day mixed into a moisturiser that’s from the high street to give the budget product more of a boost, and does it? Well yes it does. I have a high street Vitamin E day cream which I found to be unsuitable for my dry skin, it wasn’t moisturising enough, so I added some of the LIA oil Serum to it and now I can use it up because it’s working beautifully. There is absolutely no greasiness or slippery sticky skin from using the LIA oil, it sinks into the skin leaving it rejuvenated, nourished and pampered and very soft and smooth looking.

I’ve used the LIA oil serum in other ways too, massaged into my nails after removing polish to nourish them, and I also found it fantastic to smooth a little through the mid lengths of my hair! A gorgeous luxurious multi tasking oil serum! You can find the Heaven Skincare LIA Oil Serum on the website HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today..

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Ellora Beauty….. Intensive Repair Night Cream…

Hiya! Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

I’m sharing with you today another beautiful product that was sent to me to review here on Elegant Ageless Beauty from Ellora Beauty. Regular readers will know that I’ve really taken to this new skincare brand, and the product I’m sharing with you today is the Intensive Repair Night Cream.

This is one of the richest scrummiest night creams I have ever used! End of review. Ha ha, no seriously the Ellora Intensive Repair Night Cream is fantastic yes, it is a superb night time moisturiser for me, after using in my night time routine the following morning my skin looks glowing, instead of grey looking, it’s soft and supple instead of sticky and clammy, I have rosy cheeks too! And it’s all down to the wonderful science and ingredients that goes into all of Ellora Beauty’s products.

With Swiss Apple Stem Cell, Damask Rose and Mountain Tea to help keep the skin nourished, smooth and plumped. Then there’s Vitamin A, E and D to help the skins natural moisture to be maintained, it’s what helps give my skin that gorgeous glow that I wake up with. Suitable for normal, dry and sensitive skin and  with absolutely no animal testing, no parabens, no mineral oils, and no synthetic colouring are to be found in any of Ellora’s skincare.

If you would like to try this or any of  Ellora Beauty’s products there is a 10% discount if  you use the code  ELEGANTAGELESSBEAUTY at the checkout  HERE.

Thank you for reading today.

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DHC Deep Cleansing Oil…

So I’m a bit late to the party when it comes to using this brand that is well-known among many a beauty blogger. This is Japanese brand DHC, who specialise in skincare using Virgin Olive Oil, one of the best ingredients for the upkeep of healthy young-looking skin, and this is the Deep Cleansing Oil where FYI, 1 is sold every 10 seconds worldwide, and that’s a fact!

The packaging is clean and simple looking, it’s a pump dispensing method while the bottle is plastic, great for me being so clumsy at the moment, it’s not going to break if I drop it, hey! The main ingredients are Olive Oil and there is also some Rosemary Oil in there too, it’s so rich in vitamins and antioxidants to help keep the skin looking and feeling nourished and hydrated after cleansing. It’s said it can tackle even the most waterproof of makeup, even waterproof mascara. So yay to that, I can use waterproof mascara, at last. (I need to curl my eyelashes you see, and a waterproof mascara will hold a curled lash the best) I just need to purchase one now. So how did I get on with this beautifully rich amber looking cleanser? Read on.

I used just one pump worth in  my hand, it’s not a thin runny oil so it didn’t run out of my fingers. I put my hands together to transfer some oil to my other hand too. I continued to massage the oil over my face and gently over my eyes. While I was massaging my face I noticed the fragrance, while not horrible or unpleasant it does smell like a rich oil, and I like it! I think I massaged my face and around my eyes for a couple of minutes I was thoroughly enjoying the cleansing oil experience. The DHC Deep Cleansing Oil is water-soluble, so I added a bit of water to my hands and massaged over my face where the oil turned a milky white. You can if you wish just completely rinse off the oil cleanser plus makeup and grime with water alone, but I do prefer to use a wet face flannel or muslin cloth to rinse off all types of cleanser, so I treated this exactly the same. Afterwards? Wow, I love how my face felt, it was clean, refreshed, smooth and not at all dry and tight, there was no trace of mascara left on my lashes, all eyeshadow was gone, primer, foundation and concealer all gone, absolutely amazing cleansing. I guess also, when used regularly the olive oil will nourish my eyelashes too, and for me that can be a good thing as it’s one of a number of things that is depressing me with the aging process, that my eye lashes have become sparse.

It looks like the DHC Cleansing Oil is on sale at the moment for just £21.60 on the UK website HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.

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*PR Gifted for review*

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.

Ellora Beauty…. Cleansing Beauty Milk..

Hello loves, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

A few weeks ago I was contacted by a lovely lady from a brand new skincare company asking me if I would like to review some of their products on EAB. It’s a British brand with fantastic ethics so I jumped at the chance, please let me introduce to you to ELLORA BEAUTY.

Ellora Beauty is a new skincare range that uses “state of the art biotech ingredients with the most efficacious botanicals, channelling them into high performance skincare products”  It’s cruelty free, so not tested on animals. Sustainable ingredient sourcing is used, and with environmentally friendly packaging too! Fabulous! Ellora Beauty have a wonderful website explaining completely the science behind their brand, I will leave all links at the end of this post for you to have a read. In the meantime let me share with you the first of 4 products I have from the company, this is the Cleansing Beauty Milk…

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A huge 150ml in a lovely pump action dispensary bottle that gives you the amount you need for a thorough cleanse, and it smells amazing, a joy to use, it’s like Springtime in a bottle! Although called a cleansing milk it’s more like a beautiful rich cream, full of amazing ingredients like Swiss Apple Stem Cells to fight the visible signs of ageing, Damask Rose and Mountain Tea are in there to nourish the skin, and Red Clover Extract which is rich in isoflavones and helps to give a more refined look to the skin and leaving it looking and feeling soft and smooth.

This is how I have been using my beautiful Cleansing Beauty Milk. I applied 2 pumps of beauty milk onto my hands and then massaged over my face neck and decollete for a couple of minutes, using upward circular motions, as recommended on the pack. You can then remove it by splashing it off with warm water or use cotton wool, I prefer to use a wet face cloth/muslin cloth to remove ALL my cleansers so I treated this no different. After I had removed it, my face felt so clean and refreshed, it was smooth and glowing, not a trace of grime and makeup was left behind, and my skin wasn’t dry and tight at all afterwards. I love to use this cleansing milk as my morning cleanse, it just refreshes the senses to waken me up, it really is a gorgeous cleanser that I’m enjoying using. Suitable for all skin types and just £16 it wont break the bank either, and you can purchase using the code ELEGANTAGELESSBEAUTY for a 10% discount on ALL Ellora products HERE.

 If you want to know the science bit, have a look HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today

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Omorovicza Firming Neck Cream..

Hey there my lovelies, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty!

This is the second of a brand new recently launched product from Omorovicza that my lovely friend Kim HERE sent to me to share with you all, this is the Omorovicza Firming Neck Cream.

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We should all be taking the same amount of care looking after the skin on our neck and decollete as we do with our faces. The skin on our neck/ decollete area is thinner than everywhere else and is therefore prone to dehydration and can show the first signs of aging quicker than anywhere else, it’s the area that is more open to the elements too, and if we don’t take care of that area as we age, we will end up with  what is horribly called a “Turkey Neck” loose flabby skin that actually can look like a turkey’s neck. Personally I have always moisturised my neck during my skincare regime so I don’t have particularly many wrinkles, but I’ve not bothered so much with my decollete, I usually rely on my body lotion for that. I realise now that I should have taken more care, my decollete is discoloured slightly and the skin isn’t quite as smooth as it should be. This beautiful Omorovicza Firming Neck Cream has been just what my neck and decollete has needed! And here’s why…

Firstly I love that the cream is in a gorgeous frosted glass jar that looks wonderful on my bathroom shelf, and it’s got a cute little spatula so that you can hygenically take the amount of cream to use. There are some pretty special ingredients within the cream too, white truffle enzymes are in there to help firm and tone, helping to improve the elasticity of the skin. Something called Leontopodic acid which is extracted from edelweiss flowers is in there to resurface the look of the skin. There are also two types of hyaluronic acid which helps nourish and plump up the skin, and with Shea butter and Beeswax this really is a gorgeously rich luxurious cream. While using my Firming Neck Cream I can’t help but inhale the gorgeous fragrance of it, it smells of Lavender to me, it’s just divine! A little goes a long way too, a pea sized amount is all I needed. I warmed the cream in my fingers then massaged up my neck and outwards towards my ears. I then massage over my decollete, again using upwards and outward strokes. I have been using the cream every day and night in my skincare routine and I’m loving the difference I’m seeing to the skin especially the change in the look of my decollete area. It feels smoother, and is also less red looking too, the Firming Neck Cream has actually lightened that area. It definitely gives me hydration all day too, and when I use it in my night-time routine, the following morning the skin on my neck and decollete is still soft and hydrated, AND the skin on my throat is less wobbly! That’s the neck cream lifting, amazing! To find Firming Neck Cream, go to Omorovicza HERE.

Click to go to Omorovicza to get tips on how to apply the Firming Neck Cream HERE.

Lots of love, Teresa

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Optimum PhytoFreeze Instant Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty my lovelies..

I’ve the second Optimum PhytoFreeze product to share with you today, it’s the eye cream and I have to say it’s my favourite of the two that I was sent to review.

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An eye cream that offers an “instant anti-wrinkle effect, helping to tighten the skin and give an instant lifting effect” It contains a unique active ingredient called Vin-upLift, and based on Swiss Ice Wine which has been produced from naturally frozen grapes, it’s very rich in certain sugars and polysaccharides which is meant to give instant lift and moisture to the skin. The grapes are harvested from Swiss vineyards and are picked by hand after the first fall of snow in Winter when the grapes have been frozen on the vine. Other ingredients added into the eye cream are Olive Oil which helps protect the skin from premature aging and also nourishes the skin around the eye area. Vitamin E is in there too, to help protect the skin from environmental damage.

I’m a huge eye cream fan, always on the lookout for something to keep the eye area smooth and wrinkle free. To be honest at nearly 57 years old I really don’t have to worry about many wrinkles. I don’t know if that’s down to good genes or great skincare, maybe a bit of both. I love the delivery system on the Optimum PhytoFreeze Anti Wrinkle eye cream, it’s a very cooling metal applicator which you may use to apply the cream and smooth over the eye area. I applied eye cream after cleansing and moisturising which is the way I like to use all my eye products. I applied to my under eye area using the metal applicator at first just to get the soothing cooling effect it gives me, I then patted the excess cream using my ring finger  outwards towards my temple. I also applied in an upwards direction to my brow bone, hoping to get “a lift” from the slight droop I have which causes “hooded eyelids” The eye cream applies beautifully when patted into the skin, not so much when being smoothed over as it tends to roll off in tiny clumps. After a while I noticed that my “hoods” did appear slightly lifted though, I could see more of my eyelids when looking straight into the mirror. Applying foundation and concealer over the top of the eye cream is best left until it has sunk into the skin for 10 minutes or so, as again it rolls off, and I also think it’s best to blend foundation and concealer using a brush.

I have enjoyed using this eye cream for its richness and hydration it gives my under eyes, and how bright, refreshed and smooth they look too. Right now at Superdrug there is a 2 for £12 on selected Optimum PhytoFreeze also Better than 1/2 price on selected Optimum and Free Versace Fragrance when you buy 2 selected skin products. You can find these fantastic offers HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today my lovelies, see you again soon..

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Optimum PhytoFreeze by Superdrug.. Face and Neck Cream.

Hiya lovelies, Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty!

 I have written a few reviews on Superdrug’s own range of  science based skincare, Optimum, and January saw the launch of their new PhytoFreeze Face & Neck Cream and Eye Cream. These two products offer an “instant anti-wrinkle effect, helping to tighten the skin and give an instant lifting effect” They both contain a unique active ingredient called Vin-upLift, and based on Swiss Ice Wine which has been produced from naturally frozen grapes, it’s very rich in certain sugars and polysaccharides which is meant to give instant lift and moisture to the skin. The grapes are actually harvested from Swiss vineyards and are picked by hand after the first fall of snow in Winter when the grapes have been frozen on the vine. Okay, so that’s the “science” bit, what did I think to the products? I’ll start with the Face and Neck Cream!

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Firstly, can I just say that I love the pretty pink/purple packaging! I also love that this cream has a pump-action delivery system, so you get just the right amount you need to use. There is beautiful Shea Butter in the face and neck cream, which helps with softening and conditioning of the skin, Vitamin E is also present to help protect the skin from environmental damage which would lead to premature aging of the skin. There is a lovely fresh fragrance to it, not heavy or synthetic at all.

So did it deliver an instant effect? For me not right away, my skin certainly wasn’t lifted instantly, although there was instant smoothness and hydration from just the one pump worth that I massaged using upward and outward motion to help with the lifting effect. I used another one pump worth to massage upwards on my neck and decollete. Again the smoothness and hydration I got from the cream to that area is lovely. For me, the lifting effect wasn’t instant. Now, after a few weeks of using the Face and Neck cream my skin is definitely firmer looking and my neck is a lot less saggy looking. Out of all the Optimum products I’ve tried, this is my favourite for sure.

Just a quick word about using this cream under makeup. I found applying foundation straight away I got a bit of “roll off” where the product collected into little balls leaving my face looking patchy. I now apply my foundation after leaving the cream to sink in for about 15 minutes, now I don’t have a problem.

At Superdrug the Optimum PhtytoFreeze Face and Neck Cream is normally £14.99, right now there is an offer of 2 for  £12.00 on selected Optimum PhytoFreeze products. HERE.

This post contains PR samples

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January Favourites!

Hello lovelies! Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty..

So the first month of a new year has gone and we’re into February, I for one cannot wait for Spring, my favourite season. Just to have some bright light coming in through the windows would be oh so good! Not just for my sense of well-being but it would make the taking of photos for my blog so much easier too. Anyhow, I thought as it’s a new month I would share with you what I’ve loved through January. Let me start with some skincare.

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I am still enjoying my Heaven Skincare Bee Peel. I use it twice a week at night-time after cleansing, just leaving on my face for ten minutes before rinsing off, leaves my skin feeling fresher and softer, looking plumper and more radiant and enlarged pores appear lessened. AND, I have used the Bee Peel on my hands too! I shall tell you more about that in a later blog post. I have a review of Heaven Skincare Bee Peel HERE 

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An oldie but a goodie! The wonderful MUA Makeup Academy Undressed palette has been my go to eyeshadow during January. When this palette was launched it was dubbed the perfect dupe for the Urban Decay original Naked palette. Many dupes have come after this one, but for me this MUA one is my favourite, and the best. If you would like to see my review you can find it HERE. You can purchase from HERE.

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MUA Makeup Academy’s Metallic Liquid Lips in the shade Bedazzle has been a big favourite over the last month. It’s moisturising and glossy for the colder months of Winter, and it’s super pigmented too. You can find more shades of Metallic Liquid Lips HERE,  and I also have a review HERE.

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This Wonder Balm from Beauty Kitchen has been a saviour of my nails and lips throughout the whole of the last year, not just the last month. I use it all the time, keeping it to hand everywhere I go. I use it as a lip balm to keep my lips from becoming dry and it’s fantastic to massage into my cuticles between manicures too. Find Beauty Kitchen HERE. And I have a review HERE.

The absolute highlight of January for me was becoming a winner! I won Heaven Skincare Best Blogger award at their annual awards event last Sunday 22nd January. Unfortunately Mark and I couldn’t attend the event in Birmingham, but when I found out I had won I was absolutely gobsmacked, shocked, humbled, and every positive emotion you can think of I felt it. I will be writing a blog post about winning my award because there are a few people I need to thank properly, and a separate post is needed for that.

Thank you for stopping by today my loves.

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HollyBerry Cosmetics Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C Serum…

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa!

I do love me some Vitamin C. I love it to drink, lemon squeezed into a mug of hot water with a sliver of fresh ginger first thing in the morning is so refreshing and gives me just the perk up I need. I love lime juice squeezed over my salad and I definitely love Vitamin C in my skincare too! So when HollyBerry Cosmetics asked me if I would like to try their Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin C Serum I immediately said yes please! I was actually on the look out for a new serum to include in my skincare so it came at just the right time.

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A lovely natural and organic serum to fight the signs of premature aging. It comes in a bottle with a pipette dispenser, no parabens, no perfume or sulphates or alcohol and it’s not tested on animals. I used a couple of drops on my fingers at first and pressed it into my skin, including my under eye area, I noticed that it sank in right away, to take it down my neck I added a couple more drops. The combination of Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C did give my skin a fresher brighter and smoother appearance. The “number 11’s” between my eyebrows were plumped out and less noticeable. My under eye area was also a lot more smooth too, although I did feel I need more hydration, after a few moments my cheeks were feeling a little dry. I applied my usual day cream which helped give me back the moisture I needed.

This is a really lovely serum to use under your usual moisturiser/day cream, and if you use eye creams, use it under the eyes before applying that too. If you would like to check out HollyBerry Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin C Serum yourself  go HERE.

Until next time.

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