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 Chanel.com.

 

 

Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Âge, a Holy Grail is born

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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 Sisleÿa Global 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 Holy Grail best-seller. ‘Till today…

Now in 2016, Sisleÿa Global 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.

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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.

Active ingredients:

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*
  • Adenosine: anti-wrinkle
  • 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:

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:

We don’t promise miracles

We promise results

And that is what they do!

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Beauty must-have: Skin-Absolute by Filorga

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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-Absolute Night 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.

 

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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.

It’s texture:

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!

It’s fragrance:

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 Absolu Night shares this, but has the slightest mineral smell to it which I assume can only be attributed to the meteorite extract.

The  package:

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.

It’s efficacy:

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-Absolute Night should be applied at night, not to close around the eyes, after cleansing and the application of your Filorga serum,  a this layer.

Clarins anti-ageing skincare duo – Multi-Active Day and Night Creams

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Welcome to your 30s, an age where you’re probably feeling at you most confident, reaching new heights in your career, free of the insecurity of your 20s and … looking at ways to keep yourself looking as fresh-faced as you did when your age was a double digit starting with the number two. Those pesky fine lines – it’s a good thing they start appearing during a time in your life when you’re, rather conveniently, feeling the most comfortable in your own skin.

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30 Years after the original launch of the Multi-Active line, Clarins has reformulated the day and night cream duo with the addition of teasel extracts. Encapsulated to target fibroblasts in the skin, the teasel extract works as an antioxidant to combat free radicals that damage the fibroblasts. Additionally, Multi-Active Jour is formulated with myrothamnus plant extract which promises to absorb effects of daytime environmental stress while the Multi-Active Nuit is infused with golden poppy extract that claims to boost collagen production (reduces the appearance of fine lines).

Lack of sleep and stress are likely to blame for the changes you’ll be seeing on your face. The science behind it? Not enough zzzs and escalating life pressures lead to an overproduction of free radicals, which affect skin’s fibroblast, the key cells responsible for youthful skin. When a fibroblast becomes worn out, it no longer plays its part in maintaining the skin’s production of collagen, leading to fine lines and a dull complexion – the first visible signs of ageing.

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In an effort to counteract those effects, French skincare brand Clarins has launched its new Multi-Active Day and Night Creams – both of which harness the power of plants. Whether it’s the Teasel extract in both, which helps to revitalise and protect tired skin; the day cream’s use of myrothamnus, a flowering shrub indigenous to South Africa and Madagascar that can tolerate  – and flourish in –  extremely dry conditions; or the night cream’s California Poppy, a flower that regenerates itself at night.

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In real life, this translates to day-to-night products effective in restoring skin’s brightness and plumping fine lines worsened by dehydration. As a Londoner, Clarins’ exclusive anti-pollution complex, designed to fight premature signs of ageing and loss of radiance linked to pollution, is also a big draw – they don’t call this city the Big Smoke for nothing and it often shows on my skin.

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On the downside, both the day and night creams are natural fragranced with cherry and white lily alongside jasmine, freesia and heliotrope, which reminds me of the flowers you smell in the hills above Cannes.

Having finished the Multi-Active Night and at almost finishing the Multi-Active Day, I have to say that I am overly impressed by both products. I’ve seen visible improvements in both skin texture and glow. My complexion just looks healthier and more glowy. The night cream, especially, makes my skin look super nourished and plump when I wake up in the morning.

Both, Multi-Active Jour & Nuit, come in different textures for different skintypes.

Come into the world of Clarins

 

 

 

Revitalift celebrates its 20 years anniversary

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Thanks to 35 years of expertise of skin biology and the creation of worldwide renown and validated reconstructed skin research model, L’Oréal Paris deeply understands the skin of every woman, and knows how to preserve its beauty. From selection to creation of powerful actives, L’Oréal Paris finds the right dosage to offer trust worthy skincare products, always with a proven performance.

Since 1995, L’Oréal Revitalift is the result of this highly expert Research. The Anti-aging icon has been a constant pioneer for 20 years in order to fight all signs of ageing and unveil every beauty, at any age. Indeed, from the first wrinkles to the more installed ones, from loss of skin’s volume to the appearance of dark spots, Revitalift walks along women in their daily life by answering each one of their needs.

 

 

 

Make the most out of your beauty sleep with Vichy Idéalia

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There’s a new night cream on the block ladies… say hello to Vichy’s Idealia Skin Sleep recovery night gel-balm. The idea behind this one is that it aims to stimulate the skin’s own deep sleep mechanisms, so even if you don’t get much sleep, skins nightly functions will remain at their optimum, meaning you make the most of your beauty sleep.

In reality, this stuff is pretty unusual. The texture is a very cooling and soothing gel, as opposed to a traditional creamy formula and as such is something that’s probably going to appeal to those who might be considering their first night anti-aging cream.

Ingredients wise it’s got a dreamy green tea and jasmine fragrance that’s actually lovely for bed time. It’s also got skin loving Hyaluronic Acid to help stimulate cell regeneration, LHA to help smooth and even out the skin, as well as caffeine and Vitamin B.

 

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Overall I quite liked this one and its unique light texture. At first it feel right for night time, it was so refreshing on the skin, and the subtle scent and softening feel really made it a hit. Vichy Idéalia Skin Sleep is available in a 50ml jar.

 

 

 

Goodbye pores

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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.

 

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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.