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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Heaven Skincare for Men: Cooling and Soothing Hydrogel

Hello lovelies, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

Today I’m sharing with you the last of a Heaven for Men product that was sent to Mark to try. This is the Cooling and Soothing Hydrogel. Firstly I’ll just say that I have used this product too! As with all Heaven for men products, we women can use it. The same for the Heaven Skincare for women, our fellas can use them as well.

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The packaging for Mens Heaven is matte black with the branding in white. It looks masculine yet elegant. The Cooling & Soothing Hydrogel has the pump-action delivery system to give you the amount you need to use. This contains organic peppermint oil and eucalyptus in a gorgeous lightweight gel formula. It will help to calm redness and irritation from shaving, and when used around the eyes it not only helps to get that wide awake feeling, it soothes and firms too.

Mark really enjoys using this as an after shave balm, he enjoys the fragrance of the eucalyptus as he uses it. He says it wakes him up in the mornings because it feels so cooling on the skin, he said he feels refreshed.

I used the Cooling and Soothing Hydrogel myself after cleansing, replacing my usual toner. I applied two pumps worth with a cotton wool pad and used it in the same way I would a toner. Yes, I have to agree with Mark it’s so refreshing and cooling on the skin. It does smell fabulous of eucalyptus, although the scent is very subtle not at all overpowering, so using it around the eye area was gorgeous and awakening to the senses, but it didn’t sting my eyes whatsoever. As the gel was drying on my skin I noticed how smooth it felt, the pores on my cheeks were less noticeable and after a while I could have left off using a moisturiser because my face felt soft and hydrated, however I did go on to apply my Heaven Skincare Silk Skin Bee Bee Cream ( review HERE) and afterwards my skin looked flawless. I think that although this is a mens product it’s fantastic to use as a primer under makeup, it helps reduce shine and just gives the skin an overall prepared look. You can find the Cooling and Soothing Hydrogel from Heaven Skincare HERE

Thank you for stopping by today.

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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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Heaven by Deborah Mitchell Skincare…Chamomile Desensitising Hydrogel

Hello and welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

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Regular readers will know I’ve been reviewing products from a most divine skincare brand, Heaven by Deborah Mitchell. The lovely lady herself sent me the most beautiful gift set at Christmas and I’ve been enjoying myself with them ever since! Just in case you missed my previous Heaven Skincare reviews I’ll leave links to them at the end of this review if you would like to check them out…

This is the Chamomile Desensitising Hydrogel a toner to be used after cleansing.  It comes in a pump type dispensary which gives you the exact amount you require. The ingredients within the product are amazing! It has organic Chamomile and Rose oils, organic Witch Hazel and Coconut and if you think I bet that smells good, you’d be right! It’s a lovely fresh fragrance, not too heavy on the Rose which can sometimes be a bit “heady” in skincare products, in my humble opinion. If your skin is dry and sensitive this is fantastic, it will help the skin to become “less thirsty” it’s great if you suffer from rosacea and acne rosacea or spots with its healing properties, it helps calm down redness. It will also help de-puff the eye area too and fine lines are minimised. This is such an amazing “multi tasking” product you can even use it as a primer before your foundation or as a treatment around the eyes for extra moisturisation.

I used this hydrogel after cleansing all over my face and around my eyes. It is alcohol free so there is absolutely no stinging, it’s very refreshing as I applied it on cotton wool over my face. Immediately afterwards my skin felt smooth and soft, pores were less noticeable which is a BIG bonus for me, and it certainly didn’t leave my skin dry and tight, it felt perfect and ready for a product that I shall be bringing you next time which is the Heaven Skincare BeeBee Cream, a beautiful tinted moisturiser. If you would like to check out the Heaven-ly Hydrogels, and there are 3 to choose from, pop over to the website HERE

The beautiful Deborah Mitchell has also made videos to show you the way with her products, over on You Tube HERE.

My other reviews of Heaven Skincare products are below, just click on the links and they will take you there. Thank you for stopping by today.

New Edition Cream Cleanser.

Divine Cream.

Heavenly Eyes Regenerating Complex.

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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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A GIFT OF BEAUTIFUL SKIN with THEA SKINCARE

Hello again lovelies!

The second part of my gifts ideas posts are all from Thea Skincare. As regular readers of my blog will know I was sent some beautiful products for review and I have fallen in love with the brand. It has everything I love in skincare, it’s natural, organic, not tested on animals and products that work. Thea Skincare has put together some rather beautiful gift sets for Christmas, and I’ve chosen just some that I would love to receive myself as ideas for you to give your friends and loved ones.

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The oh so luxurious Skin Brightening Fruit Enzyme 4 piece gift set contains Creme Cleanser, Rejuvenating Toner, Creme Moisturiser and Exfoliator. It’s everything  needed for smooth radiant skin in a beautiful presentation gift box. It’s just £32.95 HERE

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I always love to receive gifts like hand creams, this beautiful Luxury Manicure gift set is so much more than hand cream. It has a Chamomile & Rosehip Hand Soak, Nourishing Coconut & Jojoba Hand Creme, Fruit & Spice Hand Scrub and Jojoba Conditioning Cuticle Treatment, all presented in a beautiful gift box and just £24.95 HERE

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This lovely gift basket is perfect for the “yummy mummy” it holds baby bath wash, baby lotion, baby shampoo, nappy cream, and for Mum theres hip, thigh, tummy beauty butter and soothing foot lotion, it’s a perfect gift at £44.95 for gorgeous natural organic baby products HERE

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Here’s one for the man in your life! The Men’s Shaving Gift Set containing 2 x 25ml shaving balm and a 50ml Soothing Aftershave Detox Balm all presented in a beautiful gift box. It’s £24.95 HERE and there are many more beautiful mens products there too.

So that is just a few natural skincare products that are available from Thea Skincare for Christmas and I think anyone with the love of natural skincare would be very happy to open these on Christmas morning, I know I would.

Thank you for stopping by and reading 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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