Review / Yves Rocher Sebo Specific Line

Today I'd like to tell you about my experience with Yves Rocher Sebo Specific Line.

Yves Rocher Sebo Specific range
Image from amelie.ro

I use four products from Yves Rocher Sebo Specific range: Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, Mattifying Toner, Ultra Matt Shine Reducing Moisturizer, and Zero Blemish Pore Refining Care. I chosen Sebo Specific line as I wanted something that would help me to control my combination / oily skin. 

I started to use these products in summer, then in September / October I took a break for a month and used cleanser, toner and moisturizer from Liz Earle. Now my Liz Earle products are kept in the refrigerator for storage and I'm back to Yves Rocher.

What Company say:

Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser - With its special soft texture, Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser is the primary purifying gesture, so vital for oily and combination skins. Combined with the Botanical Flavonoids Complex, its exfoliating microparticles eliminate all traces of impurities and gently clear the pores. Result : The skin breathes again, it is visibly healthy, clean and fresh. The Plus: Its exfoliating micro-particles gently cleanse the epidermis.

Yves Rocher Sebo Specific  Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser
Image from YvesRocherUSA.com


Mattifying Toner - Ideal as a complement to purifying cleanser. Mattifying Toner completes cleansing and make-up removal for oily and combination skin. Combined with the action of the Botanical Flavonoids Complex, this mild solution eliminates residual impurities, purifies and matifies the skin texture. Result: the skin is effectively purified, cleansed and mattified. The Plus: can be used both as a complement to the Cleanser (in the evening, for thorough make-up removal) and alone, in the morning for instance.

Yves Rocher Sebo Specific Mattifying Toner
Image from YvesRocherUSA.com

Ultra Matt Shine Reducing Moisturizer - Control shine, as it adds oil-free moisture to leave skin petal-soft and refined. For a superb matt complexion from morning to evening, this emulsion-gel with a subtle powdery texture is ideal to daily moisturise* oily to combination skin, and control skin shine, even when it is very hot...   The Plus: An efficient product even in difficult conditions (heating, pollution, UV rays…). Tested under dermatological supervision. * by imbuing the upper layers of the epidermis.

Yves Rocher Sebo Specific Ultra Matt Shine Reducing Moisturizer
Image from YvesRocherUSA.com  

Zero Blemish Pore Refining Care - To tighten, open pores and conceal minor imperfections, entrust your skin to Zero Blemish Pore Refining Care. Your skin is smooth, flawless, your complexion is matt and beautiful. Use morning or night. The Plus: Its non-oily, ultra-light texture leaves a velvety matt finish on the skin. Tested under dermatological supervision.

Yves Rocher Sebo Specific Zero Blemish Pore Refining Care
Image from YvesRocherUSA.com  

Directions:

Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser - Remove makeup and cleanse your skin by creating a lather from the gel using water. Gently massage the lathering gel on your face. Then rinse well.

Mattifying Toner - Remove makeup and cleanse skin by applying the lotion to your face, using a cotton pad.

Ultra Matt Shine Reducing Moisturizer - Apply cream to clean skin.

Zero Blemish Pore Refining Care - Apply cream to clean skin.

Ingredients:

Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser - Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Propylene Glycol, Urea, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Cocoyl Isothionate, Acrylates / C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Polyethylene, PEG-30 Glyceryl Laurate, Xanthan Gum, Parfum, Tetrasodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Allantoin, Sodium Hydroxide, Hexyl Cinnamal, Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, CI 19140, CI 42090. Made in E.C.

Mattifying Toner - Aqua, Alcohol Denat., Propylene Glycol, Oleth-20, Parfum, Allantoin, Salicilyc Acid, Hexyl Cinnamal, Tetrasodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxyde, Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract. Made in E.C.

Ultra Matt Shine Reducing Moisturizer - Aqua, Glycerin, Alcohol, Hamamelis Virginiana Water, Zea Mays Starch, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate / Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Sesamum Indicum Oil, Glycine Soja Sterol, Cetyl Alcohol, Mangiferin, Salicylic Acid, Arachidyl Alcohol, Parfum, Behenyl Alcohol, Sodium Hydroxide, Pyridoxine HCL, Arachidyl Glucoside, Xanthan Gum, Tocopheryl Acetate, Allantoin, Zinc Gluconate, Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract, Fusanus Spicatus Wood Oil, Tetrasodium EDTA, Farnesol, Propylene Glycol, CI 42090, CI 19140. Made in E.C.

Zero Blemish Pore Refining Care -  Aqua, Alcohol Denat., Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol,   Zea Mays Starch, Glycerin, Zea Mays Starch,  Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Ethylhexyl Cocoate, Stearic Acid,  Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, PVM / MA Decadiene Crosspolymer,  Salicylic Acid, Ceteareth-2 Phosphate, Behenoxy Dimethicone, Sodium Hydroxide,  Parfum, Limonene, Zinc Gluconate, Xanthan Gum, Allantoin,  Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate,  Scutellaria Baicalensis Extract, Linalool,  Tetrasodium EDTA, Buthylphenyl Methylpropional, Camellia Sinensis Extract,  CI 42090. Made in E.C.  

Price:

Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser - $12.00 / 350 rub. for 5.0 fl.oz / 150 ml bottle.

Mattifying Toner - $12.00 / 350 rub. for 5.0 fl.oz / 150 ml bottle.

Ultra Matt Shine Reducing Moisturizer - $22 / 640 rub for 1.7 fl.oz. / 50 ml jar.

Zero Blemish Pore Refining Care - $22 / 690 rub for 1.7 fl.oz. / 50 ml jar.  

You can purchase Yves Rocher products in their shops or via their direct mail as well as on their web-site. Just click here and choose your country. They often have sales and special offers, so you can get these products at discount prices.

(Info from YvesRocherUSA.com and the packaging of the products)  

My experience: I'd like to start my review with the pic of all four products I use from Yves Rocher Sebo Specific line. As you can see, the packaging of the products in this line are simple and clean, featuring green color and floral pattern. Both creams come in cardboard boxes produced from managed forests.

Yves Rocher Sebo Specific line / the packaging

Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser is packaged in a clear green plastic bottle with a screw-on cap which is not very comfortable to use, pump bottle would be a lot better! 

  Yves Rocher Sebo Specific Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser / the packaging  

This cleanser is a foaming one with exfoliating particles, very sparsely dispersed so they seem to be useless. Anyways, it is a good cleanser. I use it morning / evening. It makes my skin feel fresh and clean without drying it out.

Mattifying Toner is packaged in a white plastic bottle with a screw-on cap. Even though I wouldn't spray this straight to my face because it contains alcohol and it would be hard to avoid eye area doing so, I would like this to be packaged in a spray bottle, because it's more hygienic!

  Yves Rocher Sebo Specific Mattifying Toner / the packaging  

I use this morning / evening after the cleanser. It's a great way to finish the cleansing routine, it's very refreshing. However i don't knoe anything about its mattifying properties because I always use a moisturizer after it.

Ultra Matt Shine Reducing Moisturizer is packaged in a clear glass jar with a screw on cap, and again, I'd prefer tube or pump bottle packaging for hygienic reasons.

  Yves Rocher Sebo Specific Ultra Matt Shine Reducing Moisturizer / the packaging

This is a very light cream, it's absorbed into the skin very quickly and leaves the skin matte with a powdery feeling to the touch. This is due to the talc in it. It also helps to neutralize redness because of its green color. What about its mattifying properties, when I used this is the summer, in one or two minutes after applying it began to flow down my face and I was left with a shiny face. When I use it now, it leaves my skin matte for 5-6 hours but I need more moisture than I can get from this... 

I use it as a day time moisturizer as recommended on its cardboard packaging.

Zero Blemish Pore Refining Care comes in a clear glass jar the same as Ultra Matt Shine Reducing Moisturizer comes in.  

  Yves Rocher Sebo Specific Zero Blemish Pore Refining Care / the packaging  

It's recommended to restrict exposure to the sun while using it (this is stated on the cardboard packaging) so I use it as a night time moisturizer. It feels like a light gel-cream and it's absorbed into the skin very fast too. It leaves the same matte finish with powdery feeling as Ultra Matt Shine Reducing Moisturizer does and it helps to neutralize redness as well. Honestly, I didn't noticed any reducing in pore size. Also, I can't say anything about minimizing blemishes and such because I have clear skin with some occasional pimples, about one or two a month, and this cream has no effect on them. It has the same mattifying properties as Ultra Matt Shine Reducing Moisturizer, haha)  

And both moisturizers rub off! That means they are not makeup friendly, but I got used to this and finally it didn't put a crimp into applying and wearing my makeup.

All four products have a green fresh scent with a hint of berries and hemp to my taste. This scent is quite strong but it's not annoying.

And finally, take a look at the swatches of the products.

  Yves Rocher Sebo Specific line / swatched on the hand  
left to right - Mattifying Toner, Ultra Matt Shine Reducing Moisturizer, Zero Blemish Pore Refining Care  

Overall I have mixed emotions about my experience with Yves Rocher Sebo Specific line... It has its good and bad points but after second thoughts I know I won't buy it again. I prefer moisturizing creams and I can always get a matte finish with mattifying primers, blotting papers and powders^^ 

Mattifying creams seem to be not working well for me, or maybe I choose wrong ones? If you have any suggestions for great mattifying products, please, let me know!

ps Christmas is just around the corner so you should take a look at Yves Rocher's gift ideas! They have everything - from stocking stuffers such as lip balms and nail polishes to more valued gifts such as makeup palettes and perfume sets.

Here's two of my all-time faves.

Comme Une Evidence Gift Set - The best-selling Yves Rocher fragrance line, Comme une Evidence, presents a collection of limited bottles adorned with a new design for Holiday 2011. This new 2011 limited edition will delight fans of this green, floral, chypre fragrance.In this gift set, discover the soap that leaves your hands delicately scented with this exquisite fragrance. Olfactory family: Floral Green Chypre. Top note: Silk Tree, Violet Leaves. Heart note: Wild Lily of the Valley. Base note: Musk, Moss. Includes: Eau de parfum 1.7 fl.oz. Spray / 50 ml, Eau de parfum – Travel-size 0.24 fl.oz. Bottle / 7.5 ml bottle, Perfumed Soap 1.76 oz. Bar / 50 g. (Info from YvesRocherUSA.com)

I purchased one for myself last year) I love this perfume, this is my signature scent. Everybody asks me about my perfume and where did I purchased it. The most wonderful part is that I didn't notice the scent after about 10-15 minutes or so but people say it lasts very long time on me. However I'm not sure that everyone will love it because it's a very unique scent and it reveals its notes different ways on different people.

Yves Rocher Comme Une Evidence Gift Set
Image from YvesRocherUSA.com

Transat Gift Set - An intensely fresh, aquatic, and modern scent. You are a Transat man when the breadth of nature's majesty inspires you. Gazing upon the intense beauty and awesome power of the ocean fills you with a sense of invincibility. Transat's cool, aquatic scent exhilarates you, allowing you to dream beyond the horizon. It blends the fresh scent of rosemary with aquatic, carefree marine accords. The light fragrance is anchored by the strength of amber. Olfactive Family: Aquatic Aromatic. Head Note: Rosemary. Mid Note: Marine Accord. Base Notes: Ambers and Woods. Includes: Eau de toilette 2.5 fl.oz. Spray / 75 ml, Perfumed hair and body shampoo 6.7 fl.oz. Bottle / 200 ml.  (Info from YvesRocherUSA.com)

I gave this as a gift to my hubby for last New Year. We both love its fresh scent and great staying power.

Yves Rocher Transat Gift Set
Image from Yves-Rocher.ru

Click here and choose Store Locator for in-store shopping or your country for on-line shopping!

Launch / Sigma Beauty Make Me Up - Travel Edition

Hi everyone!

I'm so excited to introduce you to another new product! Sigma Beauty’s best selling Make Me Up Collection is now available in travel-size kits! The Sigma Beauty Make Me Up - Travel Edition was specially designed for a fun, yet practical makeup application. This kit contains seven travel-size brushes from their best-selling Essential Kit (E30 Pencil, E40 Tapered Blending, E55 Eye Shading, E65 Small Angle, F30 Large Powder, F40 Large angled Contour, and F60 Foundation). 

Sigma Beauty Make Me Up - Travel Edition
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The Make Me Up - Travel Edition features four colorful travel kits: Make Me Blush (coral), Make Me Crazy (purple), Make Me Classy (black) and Make Me Cool (aqua). The brushes come in the traditional Make Me Up container that turns into two brush holders to keep you stylish and organized on the go. 

Sigma Beauty Make Me Blush Travel Kit
Image from SigmaBeauty.com

Sigma Beauty Make Me Crazy Travel Kit
Image from SigmaBeauty.com


Sigma Beauty Make Me Classy Travel Kit
Image from SigmaBeauty.com

Sigma Beauty Make Me Cool Travel Kit
Image from SigmaBeauty.com



Let's take a closer look at the brushes in these kits:
  • E30 Pencil - Precise application of color on the crease, outer corner, upper and lower lash line. Natural bristles. 
  • E40 Tapered Blending - Rounded and tapered top. Specially designed to apply and blend color on the crease. Natural bristles. 
  • E55 Eye Shading - Soft and dense with a rounded finish. Can be used to apply pressed or loose eye shadows and pigments. Natural bristles. 
  • E65 Small Angle - Essential for the application of gel or cream eye liner on the upper and lower lash line. Synthetic bristles. 
  • F30 Large Powder - Very dense with a rounded top. Ideal to apply powder products on face and body. Natural bristles. 
  • F40 Large Angled Contour - The angled shape makes this brush ideal to apply blush or contour shades. Natural bristles.
  • F60 Foundation - Can be used to apply liquid or cream foundation. Recommended to apply moisturizer and conceal large areas. Synthetic bristles.  

(Info from SigmaBeauty.com)

What do you think, girls? Do you love new travel kits from Sigma? Or maybe you have a plan on purchasing some?;)

Music Monday / Aphrodite - Ganja Man (feat. Deadly Hunta)

Aphrodite - Ganja Man (feat. Deadly Hunta)

My hubby likes this one!

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Offer / A Beautiful Holiday Is All Yours! 13 Full-Size Products - Yours For $57.50 With Any Purchase From Lancôme

Hey everyone!

I think I must share this with you!

Lancôme Limited Edition Beauty Sensation collection is now available online. It's just $57.50 with any Lancôme purchase (a $300 Value).  

Benefits and technology
  • Choice of warm and cool shade collections allows you to customize your holiday look.
  • Makeup artist look card provides tips and tricks to create looks for both day and night.
  • Includes everything you need to create your complete look - eyes, lips, face, and makeup brushes.
  • The beautifully feminine train case makes it a perfect gift for a friend, a family member, or yourself!
Beautiful Bronzes (warm collection)

  Lancôme Limited Edition Beauty Sensation collection  in Beautiful Bronzes
Image from Lancome-USA.com

Your Beauty Sensation features 13 Full-Size beauty essentials plus a look card to help you design your own holiday makeup style:  
  • Two Juicy Tubes Lip Glosses in Bolole and Simmer
  • Two Color Design Lipcolors in It Girl and Sugared Maple
  • Blush Subtil in Cedar Rose
  • Limited Edition Eye Shadow Brush Duo (lid and liner)
  • Le Crayon Khôl EyeLiner in Black Coffee
  • Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover
  • Définicils Mascara in Black
  • Three Color Design Eye Shadows in Latte, Kitten Heel, and Mannequin
  • Lancome Signature Train Case
Pretty Plums (cool collection)

Lancôme Limited Edition Beauty Sensation collection  in Pretty Plums
Image from Lancome-USA.com


Your Beauty Sensation features 13 Full-Size beauty essentials plus a look card to help you design your own holiday makeup style:
  • Two Juicy Tubes Lip Glosses in Tickled Pink and Moulin Rose
  • Two Color Design Lipcolors in Love It and The New Pink
  • Blush Subtil in Aplum
  • Limited Edition Eye Shadow Brush Duo (lid and liner)
  • Le Crayon Khôl EyeLiner in Black Ebony
  • Bi-Facil Eye Makeup Remover
  • Définicils Mascara in Black
  • Three Color Design Eye Shadows in Pink Pearls, Pink Zinc, and Drama
  • Lancôme Signature Train Case
(Info from Lancome-USA.com)

I'm so jealous! I wish I were living in the USA and able to purchase this gorgeous collection!

Competition / S.O.P.H.I.E Competition At Illamasqua

Image from Illamasqua.com

In honour of Sophie Lancaster's birthday and to mark their support for the S.O.P.H.I.E foundation, Illamasqua are hosting a competition to win a selection of statement Illamasqua pieces...
  • Medium Pencil in Sophie
  • Pure Pigment in Zeitgeist
  • Intense Lipgoss in Repulse 
  • Nail Varnish in Unnatural
  • False Eye Lashes in no. 21
  • Sophie Wristband
Five lucky winners of the prizes will be announced on Monday 28th November.

Competition closes online at 11.59pm GMT on Sunday 27th November 2011. Winner to be drawn at random and notified on Monday 28th November 2011. This competition is open internationally.


(Info from Illamasqua.com)

ps If you're not familiar with S.O.P.H.I.E foundation and Sophie’s story, please, visit their website and Facebook page. This tragic story will always remind us that we must respect differences of other people. 

Offer / Give A Gift, Get A Gift! FREE 6-Piece Holiday Kit From Murad

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For a limited time, get this exclusive 6-piece holiday kit FREE with any purchase of $70 or more!* Just use the Promo Code: HOLIDAYGIFT  

This travel-ready kit contains everything you need to keep your skin smooth and hydrated in the cooler, drier weather, including: 
  • Hydro-Dynamic® Ultimate Moisture
  • Hydrating Toner
  • Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask
  • Essential–C Eye Cream SPF 15 | PA++
  • Eye Lift Illuminator
  • Cosmetic bag
SHOP NOW!
    *Offer valid through 12/31/2011 11:59 PM PST. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Murad Terms and Conditions apply.

    (Info from Murad.com)

    Launch / Sigma Beauty New Limited Edition: The Cities Collection

    Hey everyone!

    I've got awesome news for you!


    Image from Sigma Beauty.com

    The Cities Collection is Sigma Beauty’s special edition travel kit collection! The kits feature seven travel-sized brushes from our best selling Essential and Premium Kits (E05 Eyeliner, E35 Tapered Blending, E45 Small Tapered Blending, E60 Large Shader, F05 Small Contour, F15 Duo Fibre, and F30 Large Powder). The brushes are held in a travel-size container that turns into two brush holders to keep your brushes organized, even on the go. Each kit was designed to represent the beauty and excitement of the city it is named after. There are four kits in this exciting collection: London (brown), Tokyo (pink), Paris (red) and New York (black).

    Watch the video!


    Some details about kits in this collection:


    London features unique gold ferrules and chestnut handles, representing London's poise and elegance.
    Image from SigmaBeauty.com


    Tokyo features electrifying pink ferrules and handles, representing this metropolis and its trend setting culture. 

    Image from SigmaBeauty.com


    Paris features red ferrules and handles, representing the romance capital of the world. 

    Image from SigmaBeauty.com


    New York features classic, yet always stylish ferrules and black handles.

    Image from SigmaBeauty.com

    (Info from SigmaBeauty.com)

    Don't hesitate and get yourself one of the newest, the latest, the most buzzed-about travel kits from Sigma! xoxo

    Music Monday / Rawthang - Scorned

    Rawthang - Scorned

    Nice tune! First heard this on Black Sun Empire's album 'Driving Insane' /Mix Cd/ and loved it for its female vocal.

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    Review + NOTD / Fräulein3°8 Fashion Color Nail Polish - 138 Nude Skin

    Hi everyone!

    I decided to make a nail polish blog post today. Some time ago I received a beautiful nude nail polish from Fräulein3°8. If you are not familiar with the brand, here's a brief description from their web-site:

    Fräulein3°8 symbolizes ladies’ life-long beauty revolution. It was inspired by Women’s day on 8th March, an international celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women, Fräulein3°8 aims at helping ladies in the world to achieve their unique beauty.

    We debuted our business with our own patented UV Lamp in 2009 and series of nail art products including glamorous nail polish, nail art brush and tips. We are now extending our product lines to make-up and make-up accessories like eye shadows, eyeliners, and make-up brushes. In the future, we will keep on developing attentive and personalized products and services for ladies at highest standards.
    (Info from fraulein38.com)

    Image from Fraulein38.com  

    What Company say: Hmm... Right now I can't find this polish anywhere on their website... So no info, guys.

    Directions:  Apply two coats of Nail Polish, allowing polish to dry between coats. May finish with Fräulein3°8 Top Coat for a perfect shiny effect. Caution: Flammable. Keep away from heat and flame. Keep out of reach of children. Close cap after use to avoid drying out.

    Ingredients:  Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Phthalic Anhydride / Trimellitic Anhydride / Glycols Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Adipic Acid / Fumaric Acid / Phthalic Acid / Tricyclodecane Dimethanol Copolymer, Acrylates Copolimer, Dimethiconol, Propylene Glycol, Aqua (Water), Citric Acid, Benzpohenone, Biotin, Ceramium Rubrum Extract, Polysilicone-6, Methionine, CI 77891, CI 77499, CI 15880. Made in Hongkong.

    Price: I don't know how much is it since it's no longer listed on Fräulein3°8's website. Anyways, the bottle is generous sized at 0.6 fl. oz. / 18 ml.

    Fräulein3°8 ship to worldwide locations except for some limitations.

    (Info from Fraulein38.com and the packaging of the product)

    My experience: Fräulein3°8 Fashion Color Nail Polish comes in a stylish square bottle with a silver toned cap and it's neatly packed in a small box with floral print on it. Directions and ingredients list are printed on the inside of the box.

    Fräulein3°8 Fashion Color Nail Polish - 138 Nude Skin / the packaging

    The polish itself is a bit runny to my taste but it's well pigmented and I need only two coats for full opacity. The brush is really nice and  fits my small nails well, I don't have any problems with the application. Whet it's dry it gives good glossy finish without bubbles and such.

      Fräulein3°8 Fashion Color Nail Polish - 138 Nude Skin / the brush

    I love this nude color with balanced undertones, it will suit every skin tone and it makes the hands look so well groomed and polished.

    NOTD /  Fräulein3°8 Fashion Color Nail Polish - 138 Nude Skin
    direct sunlight

    The staying is about 2-3 days on my thin nails. I think it will last about 6-7 days for those people with healthy and hard nails.

    NOTD /  Fräulein3°8 Fashion Color Nail Polish - 138 Nude Skin
    direct sunlight


    NOTD /  Fräulein3°8 Fashion Color Nail Polish - 138 Nude Skin
    daylight

    Even though this particular nail polish isn't listed on Fräulein3°8's web-site right now, it looks very similar to the second one on the right from top row of their 12 Dark Colors Nail Polish Set.

      Fräulein3°8 12 Dark Colors Nail Polish Set
    Image from Fraulein38.com  

     Fräulein3°8 12 Dark Colors Nail Polish Set / swatched on the false nails  
    Image from Fraulein38.com  

    Anyways, I love the quality of this nail polish and I love Fräulein3°8's range of products. It's a great place to purchase makeup and nail art products and tools from.

    ps Fräulein3°8's Thanksgiving Pre-Sales coming SOON!
    Image from Fraulein38.com

    I received Fräulein3°8 Fashion Color Nail Polish - 138 Nude Skin from Fräulein3°8 for review purposes

    5 Habits That Cause Wrinkles

    Hi everyone!

    Today my blog is being handed over to the fabulous Cindy Clark, to take us through the habits that cause wrinkles.

    Image from wrinklereleaser.net

    5 Habits That Cause Wrinkles

    Wrinkles are a fact of life, and it’s the main reason why people turn to BOTOX and fillers. But you can certainly delay the development of wrinkles by avoiding these lifestyle habits that have been scientifically proven to contribute to creases and furrows:

    1. Sleeping on your front, with your face jammed into the pillow.
    We need about 8 hours of rest to keep wrinkles at bay, because it’s at night that our body repairs itself. When we sleep, our skin addresses the damage caused by the environment and lifestyle habits, attempting to heal. However, sleeping on your front may not be the best position to get your beauty rest. Here’s why: press something hard into your skin and hold for a few seconds, then remove it. Do you see the imprint left behind? Now imagine your face, pressing down into your pillow for hours in the same position. Chances are, your cheek is pushed up, squishing the delicate skin around your eye and making it wrinkled. When we’re young, your skin is able to smooth out. But as collagen and elastin levels taper off in our latter years, those wrinkles won’t be able to smooth away as nicely, and you’ll have wrinkles just because you slept on your front.

    Solution: Sleep on your back, without touching pressing your face up on anything.

    2. Not moisturizing.
    One primary reason we develop wrinkles is related to the decrease in our skin’s moisture levels, which means it isn’t as supple and elastic. Dry skin is wrinkled more easily, and that’s why it’s so important that you moisturize using a product that’s designed for your skin.

    Solution: Always, always apply moisturizer after cleansing and as the final step in your skincare regimen.

    Image from agapeantiaging.com

    3. Sunworshipping.
    It’s a proven fact that UV exposure directly causes wrinkles, along with a host of other signs of aging (pigmentation problems, redness, roughness, etc.). UV contributes to the disintegration of collagen and elastin. It is damaging to our skin and should be avoided at all times of the year.

    Solution: At the peak of summer or the depths of winter, apply sunscreen and limit exposure to 5 minutes or under (just so you can get your Vitamin D). You’ll be rewarded with younger, more supple skin that is far smoother than your sunworshipping friends!

    4. Not drinking enough water.
    You knew we’d get to this one eventually! Never mind that scientists have not proven drinking a lot of water directly contributes to the moisture in your skin keeping well hydrated allows our bodily functions and processes to operate at optimal levels. When we drink water, it encourages toxins and waste to flush from our system, enabling our skin to become healthier.

    Solution: Drink the recommended 2 litres of fresh water daily. You can reduce this amount accordingly if you’ve eaten a lot of juicy fruit and vegetables.

    5. Not sweating.
    Sweating is good for you, and the best way to do it is to exercise! Not only will you keep your body in top form, you’ll also be flushing away toxins and clearing your pores of trapped debris and dead skin cells – gunk that makes your complexion lackluster and more prone to developing wrinkles.

    Solution: Get up off that couch! Aim to do at least 20 minutes of exercise everyday. Start slowly with a long walk around the neighbourhood, then add weight training to improve your metabolism.

    Cindy Clark is a medical consultant for Skin Vitality, one of Canada’s largest aesthetic medical providers. She’s consulted with thousands of patients in her career.

    Music Monday / Tali & Fourward - Facing Forwards

    Tali & Fourward - Facing Forwards

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    Freebies And Winnings / October

    Hey everyone!

    Just wanted to share this photo with you! I won £20 from FeelUnique.com and here's what I got:

    Package from FeelUnique.com

    I got Opal London eleMENtal Nail Brush, Opal London eleMENtal Boar Bristle Back Brush, and Goldwell DualSenses for Men Hair & Body Shampoo - this was for my hubby) And for myself I got Goldwell DualSenses Rich Repair Leave-In Serum and I love it!

    xoxo
     

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