Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Crème

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An innovative range of moisturizers, Hydra Beauty responds to the hydration needs of every woman (and men!), regardless of age or skin concern. Camellia Alba PFA* acts as an active ingredient promoting optimal moisture retention within skin cells. Combined with the powerful antioxidant Blue Ginger PFA*, the perfect synergy of ultimate hydration and protection is created.

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Now Maison Chanel introduces a new product into its Hydra Beauty range. The collection, designed to offer intensive hydration combined with antioxidant protection, welcomes the Hydra Beauty Micro Crème, a cream formula featuring Chanel’s patented micro-droplet technology.

The Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Crème is based on the same cutting-edge technology as Chanel’s Hydra Beauty Micro Serum, and Hydra Beauty Micro Gel Yeux  – both formulated to intensely hydrate and replenish skin with camellia micro-droplets.

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The main active ingredient is brightening and strong hydrating Camellia japonica extract, combined with the powerful antioxidant Blue Ginger. Their full potential is preserved in the purest form in the core of the micro-droplets, coming into action deep within the skin for astonishing hydrating results. The moisturizing extract fuses with the skin to unleash its plumping and smoothing effect.

This rich yet water-light moisturizer delivers 24-hours continuous hydration. It glides on with a burst of freshness, and then transforms into the comfort of a cream. The skin is left hydrated, deeply replenished, and protected against environmental effects.

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Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Crème delivers a revolutionary infusion of 24-hour continuous hydration. The water-light texture glides on with a sensorial burst of freshness and then transforms into the comfort of a cream, leaving skin hydrated, replenished and fortified.

Apply Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Crème in the morning and evening to face and neck, following Chanel’s Hydra Beauty Micro Serum.

Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Crème is presented in a massive glass jar of  50 ml /1.7 oz, and it retails for $98.00. Available now at



Goodbye pores


Fans of the Olay Total Effects range will be happy to hear that the whole range has got a major upgrade with now 40% more vitamins and optimised levels of Niacinamid (Vitamin B3) in the products. New on the block is also their Total Effects Pore Perfector which blends all the things you loved about the regular daily moisturiser but with added pore minimising properties.

Pores for me are starting to become a real problem, and apparently it’s something that happens with age (eeeek!). Yes pores often become larger and more visible with age and yucky pores just ain’t a good look at all.

So I was excited to try out the new Pore Perfector, especially on my nose and forehead area. It feels creamy and dreamy, yet a little goes a long way. It disappears into the skin in a flash and is a fantastic base for you foundation, indeed you wouldn’t need a primer on top of this unless you were heading somewhere very swish.


Olay Total Effects 7 In One Pore Perfector Flacon Box

All in all, it was a fab everyday product for me, my pores were filled in and evened out with it and it left my skin feeling super soft

Olay Total Effects 7 In One Pore Perfector comes in a 50ml flacon with handy pump.



Flawless Future, For The First Signs Of Ageing


If you’d have asked me a month ago for a skincare recommendation for someone looking to prevent the first signs of ageing, Elizabeth Arden would not have been the first one to name. Although I love their Eight Hour Cream and their Ceramide capsules, their skincare has previously been somewhat targeted at an ‘older’ age. Their rich formulas and mostly heavy creams may have been perfect for 35+, but for the younger generation they were just a little too much.

However, with the launch of their new Flawless Future trio they’ve finally developed a range that’s much lighter and more suited to younger skin. Conveniently it’s targeted at the 25-35 year old age bracket, and aims to target skin concerns that are prominent within their generation, they ‘all’ have hectic lifestyles, often run on empty, eat poorly, drink too much and don’t get enough sleep…. right girls? These three products aim to replenish some of the lost nourishment, whilst simultaneously brightening and targeting fine lines.

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Elizabeth Arden’s Moisturiser Cream, Capulet Serum and Eye Gel

Unlike a lot of ‘anti-ageing’ ranges that are complicated and require a degree is cosmeticology to get right, this programme is incredible simple. The Flawless Future regime includes a very easy to use ‘capulet’ serum, a light moisturiser and cooling eye gel.  I’m loving the Eye Gel as it’s super lightweight, absorbs quickly, cools the under eye area and instantly brightens too; it’s even better when applied straight from the fridge! The Capulet Serum contains little capsules that burst when the product is dispensed, providing a gleaming concoction that applies seamlessly to skin with no greasy feeling or noticeable residue, it absorbs so quickly into the skin that you don’t even need to wait before applying the moisturiser, great for busy women (or men!) that can’t spare even a minute in the morning. A few drops are more then enough!

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The Moisture Cream is also incredibly light, feeling much more like an air-whipped emulsion than a traditional face cream. You need only the smallest amount over the serum, massaged into skin to leave it feeling plumped and hydrated. Although it takes a few minutes to dry thoroughly, you can easily apply your base over the top without it flaking or caking. The key to the range is simplicity; you need only three products and your skin is nourished, protected and prepared for the years ahead. There’s no heavy feeling or the skin or detrimental effect on your makeup, just a simple to use and pleasant skincare routine that provides a great introduction into the world of ‘anti-ageing.’

I’m really loving the three products and have completely replaced any other lotions and potions with Elizabeth Arden’s trio. They don’t contain any excess fragrance, don’t sting or overload my skin and can also be used at night for an added burst of goodness. I’m really pleased they’re investing in this new area of skincare and focusing on a somewhat untapped market, there are millions of women (and some men too) in their 20’s and 30’s that know they should be looking after their skin, but don’t quite know where to start. With ‘Flawless Future’ you can spend some money and get everything you need and more. After all, what’s that when it’s an investment in your (flawless) future face?

How to use:

  • Mornings and evenings, after cleansing, first apply a few drops of the Eye Gel around the eyes,
  • Then apply also with a few drops the Capulet Serum on face, neck and decollete (don’t forget!). Not to close around the eyes (stay on the bone stucture!)
  • After that you can apply the Moisturiser Cream on face, neck and decollete. and also: not to close around the eyes (stay on the bone structure).


  • The Eye Gel, when possible, keep it in your fridge. It’s more refreshing and works even better against puffy eyes. Provides relief to tired eyes, and may be applied more often per day. Also if you wear makeup.
  • The Capulet Serum you may also use under your suncare product (some suncare products you can use instead of daycream) (Leave your ‘heavy’ daycream jar at home!).
  • The Moisteriser Cream looks like a daycream (because of it’s SPF), but is actually a so called ’24 hour’ cream, so may be used for day and night. No problem if you want to use it with a other more voluptious cream, if you like that more for the night.
  1. is your perfect (cheap) quick home treatment!
  2. Would I buy it? Oh yes!


Capulet Serum: 9.5/10

Moisturiser Cream: 9/10

Eye Gel: 9/10

More about products and history of Elizabeth Arden, soon here on ‘Yakymour’

by Jean Amr

Dior beauty unveils its Hydra Life Close-up moisturiser

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The new skincare product hydrates and treats visible pores by targeting their causes, whether it’s dilated, blocked or slackened, all three types of pores are corrected thanks to a deep, targeted action.

The treatment gives a flawless, rebalanced and moistured glow – as pores are tightened– leaving you with a smooth and even skin.

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Hydra-Life’s Close-up rosy-colored aqueous gel gently glides comfortably onto the skin and offers a dual sensation of powdered freshness and improved makeup hold throughout the day.

All Hydra-Life skincare products are infused with a flower concentrate from the Dior Gardens, with a unique formula that is composed of three flower extracts, which have become the key to Hydra Life’s immaculate performance.

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Dior Hydra-Life Close-up is now available in stores.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Fragrance Free


Eight Hour Cream is Elizabeth Arden’s holy grail for many decades! It turns out that this cult favourite is actually the real deal. All year long, but perfect for cold winter days. As a face cream, or for any dry spot on your body. The cream absorbs into your skin almost instantly and goes to work for the entire day. Now, Elizabeth Arden has the cream in a fragrance-free formula so that everyone can use it.



Marcelle Hydra-C Hydrating Gel

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Visiting great places, meeting wonderful people. And looking for ‘new’ products. I love to travel.  …..or to have friends who travel. I hadn’t heard from Marcelle before. so when I got the Marcelle Hydra-C Hydrating Gel from a friend, who took it for me from her trip to Canada, it was a pleasant surprise.

The gel smells pleasantly citrusy and is super light and refreshing on the skin. Usually, that means that the moisturizing qualities of the product are somewhat diminished in favour of quick absorption, but the Hydra-C Hydrating Gel keeps even my ridiculously dry – dehydrated – skin, hydrated all day without greasiness. It absorbs extremely quickly and doesn’t leave skin with that creamy, just hydrated feel so it’s really excellent to wear under makeup.

It doesn’t contain any alcohol to help create that cooling sensation. What it does have is antioxidant green tea, vitamin C and vitamin E, as well as hyalurionic acid to combat dryness and prevent moisture loss. Provitamin B5 also hydrates and relieves itchiness.

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An amazing product for the warmer months and even coming into the fall season when the heavier creams that are better for winter chapped skin are still too heavy for everyday use – for many people. You may use it as a Day Cream or Night Cream, or both.

Overall, a fabulous product. It rates high up on my list of great moisturizers and is just as hydrating as the Dior Hydra Life line which is literally three times the price of this amazing drugstore find. Thanx Greg, to introduce this moisturizer to me.