Guerlain, the miracle worker in beauty treatment is bringing the best anti-aging treatments to the masses. Next to the now legendary Orchidée Impériale range, they treat us with the Orchidée Impériale Mask wich is the prototype of professional skincare. The molecular make up of the mask and its active ingredients help defy age, over prolonged use. Tried and tested results include firmer, toned yet supply skin that also shows signs of ample nourishment and strong hydration. The Imperial Orchid Mask is very easy to use creme mask and an intensive treatment that takes care of fatigue that dulls complexion, bringing back a youthful glow. Wrinkles, be gone!
For me the whole Guerlain’s Orchidée Impériale range is a true Holy Grail. And thats for a reason! It’s true… it doen’t comes cheap.But using it in the right way, it’s an investment!
Guerlain’s Orchidée Impériale Masque for smoother, energized skin comes in the famous gold and royal blue pack (2.5 oz.), and can be bought for $380.
I’m sure if you’ve seen a Clinique counter lately it all would have been decked out in orange to celebrate this launch.
Ready for anything. At 9 AM or 9 PM eyes look vibrant, refreshed, and hydrated with a quick snap, pop, swipe. Introducing Clinique’s new Pep-Start Eye Cream, a lightweight cream that instantly and over time brightens, awakens, and refreshes tired-looking eyes. The innovative custom-spherical massaging applicator de-puffs eyes to help keep them looking fresh, smoothes the way for makeup, and will make eyes look wide awake in just three seconds.
An instant brightening and hydrating eye cream that features a blend of peptides to help combat the visible effects of your busy life.
A blend of seven peptides help maintain collagen that can be threatened by stress, fatigue, and lack of sleep- the tell-tale signs of a busy life.
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 and Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 help stimulate natural collagen and elastin production, which plumps skin, helping to diminish fatigue, sallowness, and discolouration under the eye area.
Whey Protein is a natural, high-quality polypeptide, rich in amino acids, that helps firm the thin skin around the eye area helping skin to look and feel firmer and more resilient.
Soybean Protein is rich in peptides, glycoproteins, and polysaccharides, helping to reveal to a smoother, more youthful and revitalized skin appearance.
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7 when combined together naturally helps to stimulate the production of collagen, hyaluronic acid, and fibronectin helping to ease inflammation.
Trifluoroacetyl Tripeptide-2 is a biomimetic peptide that helps to improve skin elasticity and firmness by reducing the synthesis of progerin, which is a toxic protein that builds up and causes premature aging.
A combination of soothing and energizing ingredients helps keep the eye area calm and balanced to maintain an up-for-anything attitude.
Algae Extract is a botanical extract that provides exceptional anti-irritant benefits, helping keep skin soothed and calm so that it less susceptible to irritation-induced dark circles.
Caffeine is an anti-irritant, which helps to energize skin while reducing puffiness.
Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract is a botanical that soothes the under eye area helping to reduce dark circles and puffiness.
Molasses Extract is a botanical that helps combat dark circles, and brightens the eye area revealing a well-rested look.
Phytospingosine diminishes the appearance of dark circles by helping reduce the excess pooling of fluids in the thin skin under the eye area.
This lightweight eye cream provides a rush of hydration and instant brightening so you look and feel refreshed, wide awake, and ready for anything in as little as three seconds. Its cool touch and de-puffing tip help keep eyes looking fresh while smoothing the way for makeup. Plus, its peptides help support natural collagen reserves that can be threatened by stress, fatigue, and lack of sleep—the tell-tale signs of your busy life.
How to use:
Snap open Pep-Start Eye Cream’s custom-spherical applicator to dispense a pea-size amount of cream to the tip. Pop the applicator to the closed position and swipe product in circular motion around the eye area, including lids. Pat in residual product as needed with fingertips. The only thing I don’t like about this is the packaging. Every time I push the ball down to close it, a little bit of product squirts out and gets wasted. Other than that, it’s a great product!!
This product is ophthalmologist tested, Allergy tested, 100% fragrance free
What does it mean? First, that Clinique formulate without known allergens. Then they allergy test every product 12 times on 600 people. If even one of those 7,200 applications incites an allergic reaction, they start over.
The oil-free formula works under and over makeup and ideal for all skin types.
People who know me, I Love Sisley! No girls! It’s not only for you….. Sisley Paris is a high-end cosmetic brand that I really love. If you take a look in my bathroom, you’ll find several products by Sisley Paris: Ecological Compound (balancing and restoring), Masque Hydra Flash (moisturising mask), my favorite suncare products (Super Soin Solaire Facial Sun Care SPF 15 and Super Soin Solaire Milky Body Mist Sun Care SPF 30) and Sisleÿa Anti-Aging Concentrate Firming Body Cream, which all leaves my skin soft and nourished.
After many very beautiful products, Sisley launched in 1999 SisleÿaGlobal Anti-Âge, a product that reinforces the cell’s environment. It has taken 10 years of research, over 50 active ingredients and an ultra-innovative cosmetic concept to create this worldwide HolyGrail best-seller. ‘Till today…
Now in 2016, SisleÿaGlobal Anti-Âge is reinventing itself to become Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Âge, which now includes a third dimension: it acts not only upon the visible signs of intrinsic and extrinsic ageing, but also on those linked to behavioural ageing. A major factor of aging is linked to personal lifestyle. Everyday stress, life’s hardships and various excesses deregulate the biological life cycle of cells. This behavioral dimension, the third dimension of aging, affects the face even more than genetic or environmental aging.
Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Âge is a complete anti-aging product that takes into account genetic and environmental aging, as well as behavioral aging. The results are spectacular on wrinkles, firmness, radiance, density and hydration!
The new formula provides the cell with an ideal ‘ecosystem’ as it is enriched with new active ingredients which stimulate, regenerate and restructure the skin. A creamy texture enriched with intensive nourishing active ingredients, for dry to very dry skin. Naturally fragranced with essential oils of Lavender and Marjoram, they are to be applied morning and evening.
Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Âge fights against the visible signs associated with the 3 types of aging to provide a truly complete anti-aging solution.
Among the many active ingredients added to the initial Sisleÿa formula, three major new active ingredients now optimise the functioning of this lifecycle to protect the skin from the visible signs of behavioural ageing. These active ingredients target the three parts of the cell’s lifecycle: the rhythm, energy and longevity of the cells, to help compensate for them being weakened.
Apple pip extracts (Phytostimulines and Ursolic Acid): regenerate and stimulate the skin
Rhatany extract and Lady’s Mantle extract: help to stimulate and smooth the skin texture
Cocktail of vitamins, minerals, trace elements and amino acids: to revitalize
White Willow leaf extract: antioxidant*, anti-collagenase* and anti-elastase*
Lindera extract: cellular rhythm
Persian Acacia extract: cellular energy
Yeast and Soy protein complex: cellular longevity
Shea butter: protects and repairs
Glycerin of vegetable origin: hydrates and softens * In vitro test
How to use:
Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Âge is a so called 24hour cream, for best results apply a thin layer Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Âge morning and evening to face and neck.
Tip: in summer you can combine it with your Sisley sun protecting cream in combination with serum. A vèry comfortable way to wear your cream in hot and or sticky weather.
Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Âge Extra-Rich is a very nourishing, complete anti-aging cream specially adapted for dry to very dry skin.
The results are spectacular on wrinkles, firmness, radiance, density and an immediate, intense and long-lasting hydration to preserve the skin’s youthful appearance and beauty.
From the first few applications, lines are smoothed, skin is plumped and durably moisturized. Signs of fatigue are reduced. After 4 weeks, wrinkles are visibly reduced, the face recovers the firmness, density and radiance of more youthful skin. After 8 weeks, the skin has a beautiful natural glow. It is restructured deep down, regenerated from the inside. Perceived aging has visibly diminished.
With products like Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Âge, you know why this is a Holy Grail brand! Like Clarins, that other French ‘plant based’ Maison, Sisley says:
I’m an avid fan of Filorga since 1997 I believe, when I discovered for the first time. Filorga has the most amazing Mesotherapy Treatments which are now only offered by Medical Aesthetic Centres and the results truly speak for themselves.
The Filorga retail range has been just as impressive over the years, never disappointing and always making use of the cutting edge trends and technolgy. Based on an impressive history such as this, it is not surprising that they have just launched a product which is … well a first, as far as I know, in the world of cosmetics.
Once again, French beauty specialist Filorga has surprised me with their newly launched Skin-AbsoluteNight cream, an anti-ageing night cream. But not your average night cream, as it contains… Meteorite extracts! And in this instance it is a black cream …yes, you heard me correctly it is black! This product is truly out of this world!
Giving it a black lacquered texture, which disappears like magic when the cream is applied, this ground breaking black galenic increases detoxification and restoration of the skin during sleep, yielding a morning appearance that is transformed, more rested, plumper and more luminous.
With Skin-Absolute Night, Filorga wanted to make a reference to night and darkness, essential to our bodies and faces: it is indeed at night that young skin makes use of darkness by activating its ‘internal clock’ genes to repair and regenerate. These genes are activated less easily as we age, and are unable to distinguish day from night, or carry out their restorative functions, this is when creams like Skin-Absolute Night become essential!
Why meteorites? Meteorites are essentially composed of silicon. Silicon reserves within the body begin to deplete with age, particularly in certain tissues such as the skin, arteries and cartilage. The silicon contained within the meteorite extract in Skin-Absolute Night is vital for the synthesis of collage, elastin and hyaluronic acid, which lends the skin its soft and elastic texture. The meteorite extract is also what gives the product it’s black lacquered textures which disappears upon application.
Filorga Skin-Absolute Night
Because the skin’s capacity to absorb greatly increases during the night, Skin-aBSolute® comprises an array of scientifically proven active ingredients to target the 4 most common ageing concerns: wrinkles, firmness, spots and radiance.
This is a gel cream texture and although the product appears to be a rather ‘dense black’ in the jar , it is in actual fact a transparent, grainy and greyish black colour. It spreads over the skin easily, and a little goes a long way … no your skin does not go black, in fact it disappears into the skin without a trace. Ladies, you have hide your jar! Because of its wonderful texture its perfect for men and women!
Due to the actives in Filorga which are common across the brand, many of the products have the fabulous soft fresh/lemony type smell which is divine. Skin AbsoluNight shares this, but has the slightest mineral smell to it which I assume can only be attributed to the meteorite extract.
Filorga’s packaging is always exceptional , high end and super luxe. This time the jar is a transparent square shaped jar showing the black cream contained within
The packaging is beautiful , elegant and sophisticated however not the most practical for travel in both weight and size.
I have been using this product for nearing on weeks now and my skin is loving it . I can see the benefits – especially in this season, coming with its share of bad skin effects. I am sure if we were genetically matched to a skin care brand mine would be Filorga. The Skin Absolu Night has helped to plump up lines and wrinkles and tightened the skin … Meanwhile it’s soo busy lately, I am exhausted, and can’t wait for this year to come to an end. Tired on the inside, But hè…. you can’t see it on the outside.So I’m glad to have this Holy Grail.
Filorga’s Skin-AbsoluteNight should be applied at night, not to close around the eyes, after cleansing and the application of your Filorga serum, a this layer.
From LA MER: the new highly potent, multi-faceted elixir that is the Renewal Oil (Click photo to enlarge).
If you loved the wonderfully hydrating powers of La Mer’s signature Crème de la Mer, then you will love the brand new La Mer Renewal Oil, the brand’s first dual-phase oil that is designed to mimic the skin’s hydrolipidic structure of an emulsion of fat and water, with a overlying natural film of oil. Containing its legendary ingredient The Miracle Broth’s oils of eucalyptus and sesame as well as sea-sourced nutrients, treats the skin in a deeper way. The product is formulated for use on the face, but suitable for application on hair and body as well.
Massage this nourishing formula into hair, cuticles and dry areas of the body as needed. With the Renewal Oil, your skin will be truly be transformed (Click photo to enlarge)
Cooler temps, indoor heating means dry skin for many people, women and men. It has actually gotten ‘cold’ in here and I can already feel my skin changing. Oil formulas are a precious way to help heal dryness and skin with renewing, ageless benefits-resulting in a transformative, youthful and radiant glow.
Used daily, the Renewal Oil collagen production improves, visibly firming skin and helping softing the look of emerging lines and wrinkels. Day by day skin’s natural barrier becomes more resiliant, and it’s lifting and plumping the skin. Aromatic and soothing with the delicate scent of honeyed blossoms, the Renewal Oil is rich and nourishing and perfect for getting creative in beauty rituals. For women ànd for men!!
How to use, and some tips:
Versatility is key in this beauty product — Simply give the bottle a shake to activate the powerful bubbles of The Miracle Broth inside and you can layer it under makeup, use the new oil as a primer for your serum, use it as a primer, include it as a hydrating element in your night-time beauty regimen and even use it as a moisturiser on a daily basis. Or even add a few drops to your body lotion, handcreme or haircare.
Infused with the brand’s iconic Miracle Broth formula, the restorative powers of the Renewal Oil can be seen in just a slick.