Scienea Superfruit Anti Ageing Serum

Scienea Superfruit Anti Ageing Serum is manufactured in the UK and prides itself on using only natural ingredients to create skincare products with proven results to aid skin issues such as ageing, repairing and restoring skin.

The Superfruit Anti Ageing Serum is packed full of over 20 natural ingredients including Pomegrante Oil, Apricot Oil, Rosehip Oil, Sunflower, Flax Seed Oil, Rasberry Oil, Pumpkin  Oil and Strawberry Oil to name just a few, that penetrate deeply into the skin to help to reduce fine lines as well as smooth and enhance the firmness of the skin.  With over two years of research to come up with the final product I had high hopes for the performance of this serum.

It’s so simple to apply and using your fingertips you can just massage the serum onto a clean skin and allow it to penetrate through the pores to get to work. It has a lightweight easy flowing texture and is best left for a couple of minutes to sink in before applying moisturiser but perfect to use as part of your daily skin care routine.

I found the product to be really easy to use and it just glided across the skin leaving it feeling ultra hydrated and enriched.  It really smooths the feel of your skin and leaves it looking fresh and youthful.  I’m really enjoying using the Scienea Superfruit Anti Ageing Serum and feel that my skin is plumper and soft to touch. I hope the results over time help to maintain a youthful glow across my skin as in just a few weeks it certainly feels good and is a pleasure to use.

Why not try out the Scienea serums for yourself – available in Superfruit for Anti Ageing or Superberry for Repairing & Restoring the skin.

 

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

Joan Collins Timeless Beauty & Make Up

Joan Collins Timeless Beauty is a new international luxury beauty brand consisting of skin care and beauty products and I’ve been lucky to try some of the glamorous base products recommended by Dame Joan Collins herself.  With her own personal industry experience she has been able to collaborate on products that give sought after looks normally provided by top make up artists.

With anti ageing properties the products are just what I’m looking for as being in my early 40’s I’m definitely seeing the signs of ageing and fine lines creeping in!  The Joan Collins range consists of both skin care and make up and all come styled in glamourous glass and gold packaging, the sort you’d expect to find on the dressing table of a Hollywood starlet. With the high-end bottles it was time to check out the contents and put the make up to the test.  Having fair skin I went for the ‘Warm Extra Fair’ foundation and ‘Fair’ concealer.  A sample of the Sleep Active Night Cream was also included for me to put to the test.

The Joan Collins Fade to Perfect concealer (£18) comes generously sized with an easy to use wand to apply to the eye area, around the nose and anywhere else you need a bit of cover.  It blends easily and helps reduce dark circles and puffiness.  As you can see I have a dark area under each eye and I found that this covered it perfectly leaving my under eye area flawless and perfectly blended.

The Joan Collins First Base foundation (£25) comes in an easy to pump bottle which I always like as you can dispense straight onto your brush, blender or fingers. This smoothed easily over my skin giving a good medium coverage, enough for me and gives my skin a good even tone.  Hyaluronic acid is a great plumping ingredient and is used in this to help fill in fine lines and wrinkles, definitely a plus for me as I hate the lines on my forehead and between my brows.  The foundation has a soft velvety texture which helps to blur imperfections but leaves you with a radiant look.

At the end of the day I always remove my make up and carefully wash my face to help protect my skin.  It’s then important to apply a moisturiser that can work at night to repair and revive the skin and Joan Collins has come up with a great solution for the over 30’s.  At 42 this is very welcome and I couldn’t wait to give it a try. Sleep Active Night Cream (£40) works to energise cellular activity and revive the skin, helping lift and reduce the signs of fatigue and advancing age so the face looks fresher, brighter, more alive and younger. With 28 active ingredients including 7 anti-oxidants, 10 anti-ageing, 11 moisturisers, albizia, julibrissen (persian silk tree bark) extract, ectoin, avocado butter, jojoba oil I have to say this felt like heaven on my skin at the end of the day.  Light, refreshing, reviving, moisturising it just felt bliss and certainly was a great help to soothe and renew my skin overnight.

Overall I’m thoroughly impressed with the Joan Collins Timeless Beauty brand and would definitely recommend giving it a try particularly if you are 30+.  It looks glamourous, feels glamourous but is mid priced so accessible to many especially as it can be picked up at your local M&S store as well as being sold at various places online!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

Win a SENSSE Silicone Facial Cleansing Brush worth £90

SENSSE Silicone Facial Cleansing Brush and Exfoliator is a rechargeable cleansing and anti ageing device that looks rather stunning in its pretty pink shade and soft silicone shell so I was excited to give it a try.  Once charged is will last for up to 180 times based on a one minute usage which is pretty good going.

Inside the box you get the device, USB charging cable and what I have to say must be one of the cutest storage bags that I’ve ever seen come with a device like this.  With its rose pink sequins, copper coloured zip and fluffy pom-pom, it’s the perfect place to keep your SENSSE product clean and dry when not in use.

Now onto the product itself, this has been a revelation in the cleansing brush market for me.  Not only does it look small and sleek, the smooth silicone outer is silky soft and a joy to hold, fitting perfectly into your hand. The main side features a silicone cleansing brush featuring three different types of textures.  Simply add a few drops of your own cleansing lotion and move in circular motions across your face ensuring your skin is dampened beforehand.  When you switch it on it delivers thousands of pulsations per minute to gently remove dirt oil, makeup residue, and dry dead skin leaving your face feeling clean and rejuvenated.

The back of the SENSSE brush can be used to massage the face after moisturising especially around wrinkles and fine lines.

I found the device exceptionally user-friendly, it’s desirable to look at, it works efficiently being fully waterproof up to 1 metre, it’s a joy to hold fitting so easily and comfortably in your hand and above all gives a really good and pleasurable cleanse and massage to the face.

Some key features include:

  • Built-in Timer – The pulsation pauses every 15 seconds to remind you to move onto a new area.
  • Six different intensity levels to suit all skin types.
  • Long Battery Life – Get 180 uses per charge from internal battery that’s easily charged with included USB cable.
  • Auto Shut-Off – The device will switch off after 3 minutes of inactivity to save your battery.
  • Waterproof – You can use in the bath or shower without damaging the device.

I’ve really enjoyed using this product for a number of reasons including its ease to hold, the feel on your face is ultra soft and effective.  It’s so much gentler than other facial brushes yet just as effective.  The whole unit is ultra compact and comes with multiple speeds, more than other brushes I’ve tried and looks great sat out on your bathroom shelf.  It’s pretty, small and leaves your skin feeling clean, fresh and supple.  The massaging tool really does uplift your facial skin pushing the moisturiser deeply in to the pores to really boost healthy, supple and youthful looking skin.

Don’t just take my word for it, why not try one for yourself!

Just fill in the form below for your chance to win the SENSSE Facial brush worth £90!

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All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

Transformulas EyeLightening Serum

Transformulas EyeLightening Serum is an innovative skincare treatment for the eye area that is designed to counteract dark circles and fine lines that are caused by the ageing process along with stress induced symptoms. It’s a really simple to use treatment and comes in a high end looking package.

The tube contains a potion packed full of high end ingredients to treat the eye area and give it the best results possible.  It aims to treat the following issues and give relevant results:

  • Dark circles gradually lighten
  • Soothing eye serum for immediate and long lasting reduction in facial lines
  • Minimises tear sacs
  • Reduces Puffiness
  • Lightens dark circles
  • Strengthens fine capillaries
  • Improves firmness
  • Restores structure and collagen

I found this treatment an abosolute pleasure to apply.  No messy fingers, this treatment is applied with a wand that is simply wiped across your eye area to apply the product and the ingredients immediately sinks in to give results.  It leaves no residue or greasiness and make up can easily be applied practically straightaway!

For me I applied the wand under my eye each morning and evening and it was really simple to use, my eye area felt smooth and revived.  The serum is really light and sinks quickly into the skin.

It’s hard to capture a difference in photos but I do feel that my under eye area looks brighter and a lot fresher from continued use of this product.  It definitely feels good on the eye area and leaves it really soft and hopefully prevents fine lines which I feel I’m doing pretty well from right now around the eye area.  Just which I could find the a product that could do the same for my forehead wrinkles!!

Transformulas ia a brand I admire and thoroughly enjoy using, and the Eye-Lightening has been another product that adds to my recommendation of their range.  Do try them out if you are looking for high end beauty and anti ageing care – they really do work and leave your skin feeling fabulous!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Luxury Beauty from Transformulas

Keeping on top of my skin care routine is important to me now that I’m in my 40’s, but having two young children means I don’t have a lot of time, so rely on good quality products that make a difference.  Transformulas have an amazing range of high quality products that look amazing and I’ve been trying out a few below to see what I thought.

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Hydration Gold is an anti ageing recovery creme packed with 23 carat hydration gold.  Basically it is a moisturiser with high end anti ageing properties and 23 carat gold powder that delivers visual radiance and luminosity that is lost with the ageing process.

The product claims to:

  • Combats free radicals
  • Hydrates the epidermis and the derma of the facial skin
  • Creates luminosity and radiance to the skin
  • Immediate and continual luminance and hydration
  • Nourishes and promotes cell stimulation
  • Promotes the toning of collagen fibres
  • 23 carat gold Illuminates the skin with a hint of shimmering gold

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At £41.95 this product should deliver and it does give my skin a really radiant glow compared to my usual moisturiser but does also leave my face feeling particularly smooth and fresh.  It also gives my skin a nice highlight and luminosity which makes my skin feel and look more youthful.  I love the look and feel that this gives me and rather than use everyday I prefer to keep it to use on couple of days a week when I really want my skin to look good and stand out.

The next product I tried is the Marine Miracle EyeZone which comes in a gorgeous spherical silver pot. Who would not want that on their dressing table?

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This eye care product contains the powerful five times ultra concentrated aldavine which is a combination of two potent marine algaes that are proven to reduce puffiness, dark circles, wrinkles and fine lines.  This product feels amazing on your eye area with a really cooling, tightening effect that leaves your eyes looking smooth and youthful.  It leaves a really radiant eye area that helps you glow throughout the day.

I try hard to protect my eyes from fine lines and the dreaded crows feet effect and so far I think I’ve done pretty well compared to others around me.  I think powerful formulas such as those from the Transformulas brand have helped and given me that edge on the ageing process and they are products I always look forward to using.

Transformulas use cutting edge technology to provide ‘Beauty without surgery’ so if you get the chance, check them out as not only do they look good but the product makes your skin feel great and keeps it looking glowing and youthful!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

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Time Bomb Anti Ageing Skincare Range

Time Bomb is an anti ageing skincare brand that aims to ‘Stop the clock’ quite literally on your face and protect it from all the elements that contribute to ageing by bringing ground breaking formulas such as their complexion cocktails to your dressing tables to give your skin the best chance of looking younger for longer.  Here is just a small selection of the products available.

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I just love the packaging of the Powerball moisturiser and Troubleshooter Neck & Jaw Cream.  The ball shaped pots look fabulous on the bathroom shelf, but it’s all about the product inside that counts.

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Powerball is an intensive moisturiser aiming to hydrate and plump your skin.  It features bio-protectant Trehalose to help preserve skin’s internal fluidity, keeping it supple, elastic, resilient along with Ectoin, a miracle-working, microscopic protein found in the desert which is known for it’s moisture hoarding properties.

I’ve always found it to be rich, hydrating and leaving skin feeling plumped and protected but non greasy but ultra soft to touch.  You can read more about it in my Timebomb Powerball review.

Trouble Shooter is a new product to me, but I adore it’s silver packaging.  The formula aims to firm skin and lighten age spots.  Packed full of powerful plant ingredients, it really does smell rich and potent as you open the jar giving an immediately good impression.  I spread this over my neck and jaw area and it instantly sunk into the skin and already the area feels tighter and smoother.

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Over Exposed is a fantastic product to repair sun damaged skin, something I know I suffer from on my face.  It’s designed to reverse and repair UV damage, to bring your skin back to the smooth, supple feel it once had.  Using Omega9XEster, a vegetable derived emoillent to penetrate deeply into the skin it helps rid the skin of tough, leathery textures and brings back a youthful glow.

Well I tried this on one side of my face and I’m hooked.  It has a smooth buttery texture that quite literally melts into the skin leaving it feeling ultra smooth and soft, I couldn’t believe the difference between the texture in either side of my face – it’s amazing!

Complexion cocktailComplexion Cocktail with a shot of B12 is power blend of 12 Amino Acids and 2 types of Hyaluronic Acid replenishes skin’s surface layers and helps retain moisture for immediate visible plumping.  It’s so easy to use and can be just patted onto the skin with fingers or a cotton pad. I find these very reviving and boosting, check out my Complexion Cocktail review here.

Some excellent skincare products here from Time Bomb, do check them out, they are perfect for reviving your skin after the hot sunny days we’ve been having and will give your face a great boost before the Winter comes along leaving your skin feeling great!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

 

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Proactiv+ Pore Targeting Treatment – Review

Being a sufferer of blemishes and acne in my late 20’s and 30’s, I’m always keen to ensure I treat my skin with the right products to prevent any future breakouts.  I went through some expensive laser treatment and power peels to rid my skin of the acne causing bacteria, which has worked, although the odd blemish does still persist in trying to come through so using the right skincare is important to me.

proactivProactiv+ Pore Targeting Treatment contains Smart Target™ technology which pushes salicylic acid into the pores on your skin to stop blemishes in their tracks – just what I need!  It also promotes new cells giving you brighter skin and helps to target fine lines, something I’m always eager to help prevent.

It’s key features are:

  • Kills bacteria and eliminates excess oil and debris
  • Works deep in the pores to break down dead skin cells, dirt and sebum
  • Reveals smoother, brighter skin and promotes the cycle of cell turnover
  • Helps remove excess oil and regulate oil production
  • Tones and tightens pores while improving skin texture
  • Soothes irritation and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Paraben-free, oil-free, non-comedogenic (doesn’t clog pores)

I found this lotion to be really smooth and rich, easily spreading across my skin and quickly absorbed.  It leaves a matt, clean finish ready for applying any other lotions or make up.  I really do notice a brighter finish to my skin and so far I have been blemish free since using the product.

My skin does feel clearer and looks fresher and I find this ideal to use both in the morning and at night.  Priced at £29.99, you are paying for what you get, high end ingredients and an end product that works, it really does something for your skin and protects it.  I need a cream like this for my skin to prevent the breakouts and deep down bacteria from returning and this works for me.  I’d recommend it for anyone with blemish prone skin and include it as part of my daily skincare routine to keep the bacteria at bay!

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All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write the review.

Q10 Caviar Nourishing Face Mask – Review

With my 40’s now upon me, I love to treat my skin and give it an anti ageing boost whenever I get the chance.  Pampering time is a rarity these days with two young children about, but when I do get a bit of me time, it’s always worth the while.

Timeless Truth have a wide range of high quality, luxury face masks using cutting edge materials that let the masks fit closely to the face allowing for maximum product absorption into the skin.

timeless truth 2I tried the Q10 Caviar Nourishing Mask, designed to enhance your skin’s natural beauty, to preserve its elasticity and restore its radiant glow.  With the main ingredients being Coenzyme Q10, Hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E, this mask’s main benefits include:

  • Anti-Ageing
  • Prevent Wrinkles
  • Smoothes Fine Lines
  • Brightening
  • Moisturising

When I tore open the sachet, the mask came out neatly folded up.  It is exceptionally moist and loaded with the rich serum that was about to be absorbed on my face.  The cloth mask unfolded and unlike usual masks which just sit on the front of your face, this goes right under the jaw line and has side panels that fold up and hook over your ears.  The mask literally moulds around your face and can be stretched and adjusted to fit tightly against the contours to ensure maximum penetration of the ingredients.

timeless truthI then had the chance to sit back and relax for 20 mins while the mask got to work.  Once removed any excess serum can be massaged into the skin for best results.

My skin definitely felt more moisturised and looked brighter.  For maximum anti ageing results a series of masks is recommended, although being a luxury beauty product they do cost £6.50 a mask.

I think these would make a nice treat before a night out etc to give you a radiant glow and hydration boost that your skin may need.

All reviews are my own opinions and I received the products in order to write the review.

Time Bomb Skincare – Review

Although I’ve always tried to look after my skin, hitting 40 means I want to try a bit harder to protect my skin from ageing, so I was keen to try Time Bomb skincare.  They have a simple but focused approach targeting key areas to fight the signs of ageing.

A collection of powerhouse formulas and breakthrough innovations developed to help women of all ages “stop the clock!”

 

WP_010446Time Bomb is a stylish but functional range of skincare that looks good on the dressing table but how does it work on the skin?

Powerball Intensive Moisturiser aims to:

– Defeats acute and chronic skin dehydration
– Super surge loads and locks parched skin with critical water
– Restores soft, smooth, moist texture to dry, crinkled skin

I found the Powerball Intensive Moisturiser to be thick, rich but very lightweight and just melted onto the skin.  It felt exceptionally hydrating and a welcome boost to my skin each day.  I have been using this product for the past month and my skin definitely feels more supple, hydrated, softer and firmer, resulting in a more youthful feel.

Youth Juice Secret Oil aims to:

– Mimics skin’s natural sebum to replace oils no longer produced by ageing skin
– Absorbs instantly for non-greasy feel
– Plumps, protects and helps seal in natural moisture

I love the heavenly scent of Youth Juice, the blend of oils hits you as you open the bottle.  Containing olive, kukui, avocado, jojoba and more along with vitamins C and E, this really does enrich your skin and leaves it feeling velvety soft.  This should be applied under moisturiser in both morning and evening and really gives skin that added boost and glow it needs as it gets older.

The Time Bomb combination that I have been using has been perfect for my normal type of skin leaving it exceptionally soft, richly hydrated and maintaining a youthful glow!

 

All reviews are my own opinions and I received the products in order to write the review.

 

SkinPep® 4 Step Growth Factor Vampire Collagen Treatment – Review

SkinPep® 4 Step Growth Factor Vampire Collagen Treatment is a one stop, 30 day full anti ageing treatment program to help combat all the signs of ageing skin, boost your skins hydration levels and leave you with clearer, more radiant skin.skinpepsThe set consists of:

STEP 11 x SkinPep® Titanium Micro Needle Skin Roller 0.3mm

STEP 21 x SkinPep® Wrinkle Clear Growth Factor Serum 30ml

STEP 3 – 8 x SkinPep® Collagen Growth Factor Face Mask

STEP 41 x SkinPep® Super C15 Serum 30ml

skinpeps 2STEP 1 – Each day starting with cleansed skin, you use the dermal roller by going over each area of skin ten times in both a horizontal and vertical direction.  At first I found this a little strange, not painful, just a little tickly across the skin, but soon got used to it and happily tried to do this most days before applying the serums.  By rolling the micro needles across the skin, tiny holes are made allowing the serums to penetrate deeper into the skin and also boosts your own collagen renewal.

STEP 2 – Then apply the Wrinkle Clear Growth Factor Serum which comes in an easy to dispense pump bottle.  I just used two pumps and rubbed between my fingers before massaging into the face.  This is a light, easily absorbed serum that feels gentle on the skin and is simply to apply.

P1000606STEP 3 – Once or twice a week you need to apply the Collagen Growth Factor Face Mask.  This is a clear gel like sheet that you peel off a backing sheet and place on your face.  It easily smooths around the contours of your face and adheres with the serum on it.  I found this quite relaxing and an ideal time to put my feet up for 30 to 40 minutes whilst the serum soaks into the skin.  You can also dissolve the remaining mask afterwards in hot water and massage the resulting serum into your face for a further hydrating boost!

STEP 4 – After the mask, it’s time to apply the Super C15 Serum, which comes in a glass bottle with a pipette style applicator as only a few drops of this super strength serum are required.  On the days you don’t use the mask, just apply this straight after the Wrinkle Clear Growth Factor Serum.   I have to admit that the first time I applied this I noticed a tingling feeling all over my face, it wasn’t unpleasant, just unexpected.  This did die down though over the next few days and now I hardly notice it.

You can watch me follow the regime here:

So how did I find the routine?

I thoroughly enjoyed giving my face a little bit of pampering time each day rather than just slapping some moisturiser on in a rush.  I found the skin roller to be quite therapeutic and it felt like it was doing my skin some good.  Adding the serums to my face is nice as you are left with soft, smooth feeling skin afterwards.  I could easily continue with this routine everyday as it really doesn’t take long once you know what you are doing.  The mask obviously takes longer but it is relaxing and I tried to use it when the children weren’t around so I could lay down for half an hour and chill.

Do I notice any difference in my skin?

I definitely think my skin looks brighter and more radiant, my pores seem more refined and my face feels very soft and smooth.  I do think my fine lines do look a little plumped and smoother than before and I’m definitely feeling more confident with my skin.  I have some deep grooves at the top of my nose between my eyebrows and these have definitely relaxed a little.  My skin tone seems to have evened out and fingers crossed I have been blemish free for the last few weeks.  The serums really help give my skin a youthful glow, exactly what I need as I prepare to turn 40 in a few days time!!

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Thanks to the SkinPep® 4 Step Growth Factor Vampire Collagen Treatment for giving my skin a pre birthday boost as I hit middle age!

 

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the products in order to write the review.