Becoming “Skin Intelligent” with Juliette Armand…

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

Don’t worry I’m not here to blind you with skin science, I’m here simply to share with you three skincare products that I’ve been sent to trial and review here on EAB.  This is a range of skincare by Juliette Armand. The company says:

“The Juliette Armand brand boasts 210 products and 40 treatments across the Elements, Skin Boosters and Sun Film ranges. Based on extensive and detailed scientific research, the brand creates innovative, non-invasive cosmetics that help clients to feel good in their own skin”

I have a serum, a moisturiser and an eye cream to share with you today. Firstly though, look at the bright orange and white packaging I feel it’s so clean-looking isn’t it! Let me tell you about the serum first.

This is the Chronos Therapy Hydra Antitox Serum by Juliette Armand.  Chronos Therapy is as the company says a “treatment that repairs marks that time may leave on the skin. The therapy prevents and repairs damage to skin over time without using injections” It’s deeply moisturising and anti-aging. It contains Matrixyl which is a peptide that stimulates collagen and helps the skin to repair, and there’s Vitamins A and E within the serum too helping to plump and hydrate the skin. It’s the pump-action delivery system that I love to see in a face product, giving the amount needed and there is no risk of contamination of the product inside. The pump is of the twist up type, which means there is no lid to keep faffing around with. When I first started to use the three products I was using 2 pumps worth of the serum after cleansing and toning. After a few days I noticed I was getting a few spots so I dropped to using just the 1 pump worth of product,  and after using for a month I haven’t been troubled by spots any more. I always apply serum by pressing it into my skin so it was the same when using this one too. It sinks beautifully into my skin, and without any stickiness, I just leave for a few minutes before applying moisturiser.

With Avocado Oil, Shea Butter and Vitamin E added to this product that Juliette Armand calls an  “Anti- Surgery System” that lifts and tightens and adds glow to the skin, to treat wrinkles by contraction of the facial muscles. I can actually feel a slight tingle on my face when I’ve applied it and not in an uncomfortable way either, it’s in fact fabulous to feel that a product is working. It’s not highly fragranced but it does smell absolutely delightful! After applying Skin Boosters Anti Wrinkle Cream I left it to do its work for a few minutes before applying my foundation, and my foundation went on beautifully. A super base for makeup, and my skin feels so hydrated at the same time too. After a month of using the combo of the Juliette Armand serum and anti wrinkle cream my skin is looking and feeling fabulous. I gave up smoking 10 months ago, and obviously cigarettes had left me with those horrid top lip wrinkles, but I am so happy to say that they are now less noticeable since using these products! I need some more, I am loving this! Anyone for eye cream? Oh here you are then!

Regular readers of my blog will probably know I love me an eye cream. AND I love this eye cream. The Juliette Armand Opsis Therapy Lift Anti – Wrinkle Eye Cream. Yes it did look frightening when I first saw the syringe, but it’s only packaging no needles at all! There’s that Matrixyl 3000 peptide within this product, that stimulates collagen, there’s also Vitamin E too. When the top of the syringe is pressed to release the product it releases enough to pop onto both eyes. I used it all around the orbital area in an upwards and outwards motion, also taking it onto my brow bone sweeping upwards as well. The “nib” of the applicator is meant to be used to massage the product onto the eye area, but to be honest I used my finger. I have been using this eye cream for just over a month now, and my eye area is looking pretty good for a 57-year-old who sleeps badly. I find that at the end of the day my under eyes are still feeling hydrated and wrinkles are so fine now. Concealer used to make my under eyes feel dry after a time, but not any longer. Some rich eye creams also can leave me with puffiness under the eyes and I’ve ended up with a bit of Milia too which was annoying, but I don’t have to worry with this beauty!

I have thoroughly enjoyed using my products from Juliette Armand, I think my favourite has got to be the eye cream. If you would like to check out the products for yourself the link is HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today..

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On Trial…..

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

I just thought I’d share with you some new skincare that I’m currently trialing and then review in a few weeks on my blog. I was sent moisturiser, serum and eye cream from a brand that I’ve not heard of before. Juliette Armand. I will tell you more about the company in my review post, soon.

I’ve been using it for just a week and it’s so far so good. Yes that is a syringe you see before you, but it’s not a needle don’t worry, it’s the delivery system of the eye cream, did I like it? I’ll tell you in a couple of weeks time when I come back with my review. Hope to see you then.

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Bio Essence 24K Gold Miracle Finisher

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

There’s a bright golden skincare range on the shelves in Superdrug right now, and I’ve been sent a product from Bio – Essence, which contains 24k GOLD! This is the 24k Gold Miracle Finisher.

The packaging itself is just a beauty to behold, all golden and bright! The product is delivered by a pump-action so that you can get the correct amount needed for your application. If you don’t like silicon-y feels on your skin, then this isn’t for you. But I don’t dislike that feeling so I have carried on using the Miracle Finisher.

It’s exactly what it says on the bottle it’s a “finisher” for your skin, the final step in your skincare routine before you apply your makeup. It’s enriched with 24K Bio-Gold, Bio Mineral Amino Acid and Bio Energy Fluid for a healthy glow, and protection for your skin from harmful pollutants. It’s a lovely base for makeup as it minimises the look of my large pores and seems to  mattify the skin making it feel soft and smooth, but due to the 24k gold it still gives my skin a slight glowy appearance. I’m not a huge fan of a glittery face, I like a matte finish, then add some glow later, so this has the right amount of glow for me. My lines and wrinkles did have a slight smoothed out appearance but not greatly. The only thing that I do have to find out though, is about applying SPF, do I apply it underneath the Finisher, if so is it going to inhibit the protection of my SPF? I’ll find out and get back to you.

I am enjoying using the Bio- Essence Miracle Finisher, which is available at Superdrug on the High Street or online, where right now you can save 1/3rd on selected Bio-Essence products HERE. I’d like to try a cleanser, toner and a moisturiser in a couple of weeks when I’m able to shop again, at the moment I’m on a “no buy” for a while.

Thank you for stopping by today..

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Omorovicza Instant Perfection Serum…

Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty..

 I was lucky enough to receive the Omorovicza Instant Perfection Serum to trial and then review here on my blog. I’ve been using it for a couple of months now so I thought I would come and share with you just exactly what I think.

One thing I adore about Omorovicza is their wonderful packaging, everything that I have had sent to me has been in beautiful frosted glass jars and bottles, apart from my Moor Cream Cleanser which was is a huge tube! This is no exception, the serum is in the frosted glass with a pump dispenser, which again I love, it gives the amount you need and it’s  hygienic too.

The Instant Perfection Serum is free from parabens, synthetic fragrance and colours. There is Narcissus stem cells within the serum to help brighten the skin, even out the skin tone and helps to sort out any sun damage too. There’s Hyaluronic acid which helps to plump up the skin and helps to retain moisture. All of the ingredients within the serum are made more potent by the Hungarian thermal water that is rich in minerals. It’s oil free so perfect for oily and combination skin types, but I need hydration for my skin and it gives me that too.

A lovely lightweight serum that takes care of my lines and even my large pores appear lessened after using. I always “press” a serum into my skin rather than massage it in, I find it works best that way. After applying, my skin does look very smooth hydrated and glowing, ready for the application of a moisturiser and makeup. I have however just used only a BB cream on top of the serum and it still keeps my skin hydrated during the day. A really lovely serum from Omorovicza 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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Coming Soon… Heaven Skincare LIA Oil Serum Review…

Hiya my loves, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty..

The gorgeous Deborah Mitchell, genius and creator of Heaven Skincare has very kindly sent me another one of her products to try, and then review here on Elegant Ageless Beauty. This lady always makes me feel so special when she sends me amazing treats like this, and I was very lucky to receive this on my birthday which was Thursday.  This is the beautiful LIA Oil Serum..

Thank you to Mark for my beautiful photo! Ok so I shall be using the oil for a little time before I write my review and I hope you will come back for that soon. I’m going to be trying it during the day time to see if it will work with makeup and of course I shall be using it in my night time routine, and I’m very much looking forward to using it! If you would like to check out this and other facial oils from Heaven Skincare follow the link HERE.

See you back here soon for a full review of the Heaven Skincare LIA Oil Serum.

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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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B. Skincare Advanced Serum; PR sample*

Hello again Lovelies, welcome back to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

I’ve been using a serum every day for the last two weeks, and I love what it’s doing to my skin! The serum in question is the Advanced Serum from B. Skincare, which is exclusive to Superdrug on the High Street or online.

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There are 4 phases to B. Skincare, each one is skincare targeted for specific ages. Phase 1 20s-30s, Phase 2 is 30s-40s, Phase 3 is 40s-50s and Phase 4 is 50s onwards. My Advanced Serum is Phase 4. As I’m now smack bang in my middle 50s, I can use both Phase 3 and 4.

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The delivery system for the serum is a pump-action bottle, which gives the exact amount each use. One pump is usually all I need, personally, a little goes a long way. I’ve only been using the B. Skincare range for 2 weeks, they state that women who use it noticed a difference in their skin after only 4 weeks of use. I have noticed a difference after just the first two weeks! Even Mark has noticed my skin is “glowing” and he’s right it is. So, let’s talk ingredients, Palmitoyl Tripeptide38 which stimulates Collagen helping to smooth wrinkles from within, Spanish Needle Extract, a retinol like botanical which will help to improve radiance and restore firmness to mature skin. Plantain Stem Cells, helps to fade the effects of  ageing skin (age spots etc) Hyaluronic Acid, for long-lasting moisturisation, Vitamin B3 which helps to brighten the skin. For your information all B. Skincare is suitable for vegans and vegetarians, and of course it’s not tested on animals.

I have really enjoyed using this product, applying it after cleansing and before moisturising. I means I don’t need to use as much day cream as I used too as this helps with moisturising for up to 24 hours! I don’t use it in my nighttime routine, I have another product that I use which you will see in a later post. The Advanced Serum by B. Skincare comes in a good sized 30ml bottle, and at present you can get for £11.99 (usual price is £17.99) from your local high street Superdrug or online HERE.

*This product was sent to me for review purposes, I was not paid to write it and all thoughts are my own.*

Thank you for reading today.

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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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TIMELESS TRUTH EGF BIO CELLULOSE FACE MASK….

Hello and welcome back lovelies!

Last night I had tried an amazing fabric face mask which was sent to me for review from Angela at Timeless Truth. I had the EGF Bio Cellulose Mask.

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This face mask is from the Timeless Truth luxury range, using high quality materials such as elastic cotton, bio cellulose and silk fibres in their fabric face masks. Using these luxurious materials in the masks allows it to fit perfectly to the face whilst letting the amazing ingredients in the serum get to work on the skin. So what is EGF? It stands for Epidermal Growth Factor, important for cell growth. Another of the ingredients in this anti – ageing mask is Hyaluronic Acid which keeps the skin looking plump by holding on to the water in collagen making the skin look younger and fine lines and wrinkles plumped out.

THOSE OF A NERVOUS DISPOSTION SHOULD LOOK AWAY NOW!!

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EEKK! So sorry to have to put you through this!

When I opened the packet and took out the mask it was encased in between two pieces of protective material which I removed. It was a bit fiddely as it was slippery with all the gorgeous serum that would soon be on my face, but once I put my glasses on so I could actually see what I was doing it was a lot easier to peel off. I had already cleansed my face with a face wash, so I applied the mask as instructed on the packet, which are very easy to read and understand with a pictorial. The mask was very easy to apply, I started at the forehead and smoothed it down as I was going along, smoothing over my cheeks and my nose and chin. I wasn’t too sure what to do when it came to my eyes as there were “flaps” I knew I shouldn’t cover my eyes (although if I had laid down while wearing the mask I think I would have covered my eyes with the flaps) so I just tucked it as close under my lower lash line as I could. I think I could have stretched the mask a bit more to cover more of my skin, but I was so afraid I would break/rip it. When I did eventually leave the mask to do its job I could feel that it was so very cooling on my skin, after about 5 minutes I could feel a tightening, I sat back in my armchair and closed my eyes and relaxed, which was when Mark got out his camera and took this photo!! I left the mask on for 30 minutes until I removed it. You don’t rinse your face afterwards, just massage the wonderful rich serum into the skin. After I removed the mask I had a good look at my face. I noticed the lines around my eyes had plumped out, my pores appeared reduced in size, my skin was brighter and smoother looking it also felt very soft and moisturised too. I have a small horizontal line just above my left eye and after this mask I could hardly see it! My “number 11s” were less noticeable. The EGF Bio Cellulose mask really has revitalized my skin and it will be another recommendation from me. To purchase a single mask is £7.70 HERE

I don’t think you are supposed to use the mask more than once, but there is a lot of serum left in the packet, so I’ve put it into a seal up bag and popped it into the fridge and I shall be using it later! There’s the thrifty in me!

Thank you for reading today.

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NEW from MAKEUP REVOLUTION……

Hi there lovely people.

We all know that Makeup Revolution have taken the cosmetics world by storm, now they have added some skin-care and brush cleaner to their range too! I’ve taken these pictures from their website just to show you all. If you want to check the new products out, click on product images and it will take you to Makeup Revolution‘s website. What would I purchase myself? Definitely the brush cleaners. I won’t be trying the face wash because I don’t think it will be suitable for mature skin-type.  

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Let me know what your thoughts are of these new Makeup Revolution products, either in the comments below or on my Facebook page or my Twitter page.

Bye for now.

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