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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Organic and Botanic Enhancing Night Moisturiser….

Hi lovelies, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

Today I’m sharing with you a lovely night cream from a brand that is new to me. I was contacted by the brand Organic & Botanic to ask me if I would like to try a couple of their products. As regular readers will know I love natural skincare, so how could I say no to this opportunity. This the Mandarin Orange Enhancing Night Moisturiser.

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Firstly the packaging is fantastic, it’s not over the top in any way at all, it’s all completely recyclable. The box that the product is in, is a very thin plain-looking cardboard, the jar is a brown glass, everything can be thrown into your recycling bin after giving the jar a quick rinse. Wonderful!

This night cream smells amazing! It really does smell of mandarin orange, and not fake fragrance either it’s all completely natural, organic. The base of the product is Shea Butter with Coconut Oil, Aloe Leaf juice, Neroli flower oil, Damask Rose flower oil, it literally made my mouth water when I first opened the jar. The ingredients within the night moisturiser are in there to help with the overnight repair of the skin, helping it to be more rejuvenated, and everything about the product is suitable for vegans too.

So how did I use my Mandarin Orange Night Moisturiser? I double cleansed my face with a high street store own brand hot cloth cleanser first and toned with my glycolic glow tonic, also a budget brand and then applied my night moisturiser. The cream is light, almost gel like but very creamy and my skin just drank it up as I was massaging it in. It doesn’t leave a sticky feeling on the skin either, it just felt soft and moisturised. The next morning my skin down my T-zone felt a little oily, I don’t usually feel oily on my skin at all, the rest of my face however felt very soft and smooth, and it looked a lot brighter for first thing in the morning. All in all, this is a very lovely night time moisturiser and you can check it out HERE.

I’ll be back soon with another lovely product from Organic & Botanic.

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epiSpa Organic Illuminating Eye Cream…The Review

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

I love eye creams! I especially love eye creams that will bring light and luminosity to my eye area, and now thanks to epiSpa who very kindly sent me this product to use and review, I think I may have found “the one” This is the Organic Illuminating Eye Cream. I also especially love products that come in pretty pink packaging too!

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epiSpa 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. Regular readers of Elegant Ageless Beauty will know that this is right up my street, I just love natural skin care products.

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With such beautiful silver metal packaging, it looks sleek and classy, the branding is in black lowercase font with a pink uppercase “S” in the central position. It’s got my favourite pump-action delivery system, which gives the correct amount of product to use on both eyes. When I first started to use the eye cream I did feel it was giving me too much product, I wasn’t using all the cream some was going to waste. But after a time I decided to apply all of the delivered amount to both my eyes, and it turned out to be a perfect product for me.

Let’s talk about the beautiful ingredients in the Illuminating Eye Cream. Starting with Manuka Honey, this helps with the repairing of skin cells, holds onto moisture without making the skin oily. Aloe Vera, is especially good for adding moisture to the skin, Apricot kernel Oil, has a light texture which makes it great for moisturising even oily skin without leaving that greasy feel. Cranberry Extract Oil, absorbs really well making it fantastic for hydrating the skin. I’ve used products with Cranberry in before, and it made my skin look so  much brighter. Lastly we have Silk protein, to give yet more hydration and also helps to improve elasticity under the eyes. The epiSpa Organic Illuminating Eye Cream also has SPF 25.

So I started using this eye cream the evening I received it from EpiSpa almost 3 weeks ago and I’ve been using it every morning and evening in my skincare routine. The first time I pumped the cream onto the back of my hand I immediately fell in love with the gorgeous fragrance, it’s a lovely refreshing cucumber fragrance. Using my ring finger I patted the cream all around the orbital bone and upwards to under the lower lashes, I also took it lightly over my eyelids and up to the eyebrows, I then popped some onto those horrid number 11s between my eyes that always make me look like I’m frowning. The cream is light and absorbs easily into the skin. I also noticed how refreshing it is, almost like applying a cooling eye gel. Unlike a lot of illuminating eye creams which have glittery particles to lighten the eye area, this cream doesn’t have any so there was nothing to sink into fine lines and wrinkles.

Over the last 3 weeks my eye area is looking more smoothed out, the darkness that I get has lightened considerably, and where my eyelids were starting to resemble crepe paper, they are also looking a lot smoother which makes my eye makeup look so much nicer, application of concealer under my eyes is easier, I don’t have to use as much product. I am so happy with the way my eyes are looking since using the epiSpa Organic Illuminating Eye Cream, and you know me I rarely recommend a product on EAB, but I would recommend this one. You can take a look HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.

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Heaven Skincare…. Silver Bee Venom Mask

 Welcome to  Elegant Ageless Beauty. I’m Teresa.

This must be the piece de resistance of my beautiful Heaven by Deborah Mitchell Skincare that the lovely lady herself sent to me at Christmas time. This is the Silver Bee Venom Mask.

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This amazing product is a multi tasker and then some! It’s loved by celebrities and royalty.  It’s ingredients are all organic and contains bee venom, nature’s alternative to Botox and Deborah Mitchell has upped the ante by creating and patented Abeetoxin* a formula that is said to have immediate effects by relaxing lines and wrinkles, and tightens and firms the skin. It is said to have an instant anti ageing effect, firms and releases collagen, it helps to relax the muscles of the face and is an analgesic. Other ingredients in this beautiful mask are Organic Rose and Organic Lavender, Organic Marshmallow herb, Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Beta Carotene, Manuka Honey, with bee venom and Abeetoxin* this makes for a very powerful treatment mask.

I tried to find out how bee venom is extracted, because as we all know that when a bee stings it will die thereafter, and with the population of bees at risk I really needed to find out more. I haven’t had an answer straight from the “bees” mouth, but I have found an interview that Deborah Mitchell did with the Daily Mail, where she explains all. Deborah is an official guardian of bees, she donates a percentage of profits to bee charities, and also the way she extracts the venom will actually save the lives of bees. A very small electrical current on a pane of glass will make the bees “sting” the glass, it doesn’t cause them any harm but it will encourage them to release their venom and NOT their stinger because the glass is too hard for that to be released into. The bee lives, and the venom is then just scraped off the glass.

So what did I think of this bee-utiful face mask? I adore the packaging, it looks like a glass cube and is as weighty as glass but it’s not glass I think it’s probably perspex. Within the glass looking cube there is an inner well that holds the wonder cream. When I first opened the jar I took a sniff, it smells amazing! mostly of organic rose and lavender, very subtle and yummy. I decided to use this as an overnight mask treatment and applied it after cleansing taking right up under my eyes. It’s a lovely rich cream, although not heavy, very comfortable to wear and not sticky for overnight. The following morning I checked my skin, it looked more refreshed, smooth and firm, fine lines around my eyes were lessened, the horizontal line above my left eye had gone, my number 11s too. Under my eyes are really smooth and hydrated, eyes look more awake. I shall always use my Silver Bee Venom Mask as an overnight treatment a couple of times a week, but it can be used as a mask for just 15 minutes then rinsed off with cool water. Or use it as a moisturiser/primer under your makeup too. I haven’t tried it under my make up yet, I shall try that later on today, then come back with an update later.

There is one thing that I love about Heaven products, you can actually buy trial sizes before you commit to buy the full sized product, 5ml of product is just £7.50 and because it contains bee venom check first that you aren’t allergic. See Heaven Skincare HERE  for the Silver Bee Venom Mask.

See you next week for another Face Mask Friday!

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“The First Bee Venom Cleanser in the World” Heaven by Deborah Mitchell Skincare…

Hello lovelies, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

I’ve another Heaven Skincare product to share with you today. This is the New Edition Cream Cleanser from Heaven by Deborah Mitchell Skincare 

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This is the first cleanser to contain a Botox alternative (without the use of needles) Abeetoxin* using bee venom, and was created and patented by Deborah Mitchell. There will be more about Abeetoxin* in a later post when I shall explain more. All I shall say to you right now is that if you are allergic to bee stings then this cleanser is not for you. 

An anti-aging cleanser for all ages and all skin types, especially dry skin and perfect for hormonal skin, said to remove makeup, dirt and grime from face and eyes, and with Abeetoxin* in there also helps to keep the skin wrinkle free. Some of the other ingredients within this cleanser are Lavender essential oil, Rose essential oil, Shea Butter, Honey extract, Marshmallow Extract and Jojoba too. 

Can I just say to start with that this cleanser smells amazing! I can really smell natural Lavender, it’s just like walking through a Norfolk Lavender field, gorgeous! So the cleanser is in a pump bottle, I have the travel size but I think that the full size bottle will be the twist up pump dispensary. I used 4 pumps of cleanser massaged over my face and eyes which I then left on my skin for a few minutes before removing it with a warm wet face cloth/muslin cloth. It removed ALL traces of makeup, including mascara. Apparently it will remove waterproof mascara but I can’t say yay or nay to that as I don’t have a waterproof mascara. After cleansing, my skin looks and feels fantastic. It’s so smooth, it doesn’t feel dry or tight, I also think it looks a bit plumper too, especially around my eyes. I haven’t tried it yet, but after cleansing you can actually re-apply the cleanser and use it as your moisturiser, which will be perfect for weekends away and holidays when you have limited case space. I’ll try it as a moisturiser and get back to you. A truly beautiful cleanser, you can find it HERE

I’d love the full size bottle of the Special Edition Cream Cleanser, it’s £37.00 so this is one to go on my Birthday wishlist. 

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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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THEA SKINCARE AGE REVIVAL CLEANSER AND EXFOLIATOR…

Hell again lovely people!

Today I’m bringing to a close my reviews of the Thea Skincare range of anti-aging products, and I have really enjoyed using them and totally in love with everything that Thea sent me to try. Here I’m giving you my thoughts of the Antioxidant Face Cleanser and the Dream Creme Exfoliator.

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This is a beautiful rich face cleanser full of natural and organic anti-aging ingredients, you don’t need to use lot of product to get a deep down cleansing, it just melts into the skin. Organic Aloe juice seals in moisture and encourages new cells to form, Organic Olive Oil provides hydration and moisturises the skin, Organic White Tea helps protect from free radicals, anti-bacterial Cedar wood Oil to purify. Juniper Berry Essential Oil to cleanse the skin and Vitamin E anti-aging vitamin to protect the skin with a natural SPF 6. You can use the cleanser on damp cotton wool and wiped over the skin or apply it straight to the skin and massage in circular motion (this is my preferred method of cleansing) and then wipe away with a muslin cloth or face cloth which is what I use. After using this face cleanser my skin didn’t feel dry or tight, it was just so clean and smooth and looked so much brighter and I also thought that my enlarged pores weren’t quite as noticeable, which made me very happy as that’s one of the things that gets me down as regards aging, it’s my enlarged pores. Antioxidant Face Cleanser from Thea Skincare is £32.95 for a 200ml pump dispenser bottle from the online store HERE

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The name of this facial exfoliator is exactly what it says it is, it’s a Dream Cream! I have never used such a gentle exfoliator on my face, I love using it. Once again as with every one of Thea’s skincare products it’s full of natural and organic goodies. Organic Aloe Juice for that moisture saving and helping new skin cells to grow, Organic Coconut, Jojoba, Olive & Avocado Oils, to provide moisture and hydration, Organic Rooibos Tea an antioxidant to protect from free radicals, Roman Chamomile Essential Oil to rejuvenate mature skin and lastly Organic Jojoba Beads for the gentle exfoliation, so gentle that you can use this exfoliator every day! I use this after cleansing and it has really made a difference to the way my skin looks and feels, I was getting dry patches on my cheeks with a bit of flaking itchy skin, but upon using the exfoliator it hasn’t been occurring. It’s now 3pm and I used the cleanser, exfoliator and moisturiser at 8am and my skin is still feeling soft and smooth and not at all itchy, it just looks so much brighter too! I’ve used it twice since Thea sent me the products to try, and because it’s so gentle I’m going to mix some in with my cleanser every morning. This wonderful Dream Creme Exfoliator 50ml is £24.95 and you can find it HERE.

Wow, I have been so lucky to have been asked to review such beautiful skincare products, and I am being honest when I tell you that my skin is looking so much better. I’m loving how my eyes appear to be wider from using the amazing eye cream, my lines are less noticeable, and my skin is looking brighter, softer and pores less noticeable. I’m a very happy beauty blogger today!

Thank you for reading lovelies!

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