bea Advanced Skin Care

The bea Skin Care range uses medical grade and highly potent ingredients to provide effective results.  Founded by Bianca Estelle who has experience of working with leading cosmeceutical brands throughout her career, she she decided to develop her own skincare line in conjunction with an FDA-certified laboratory in the United States.

The Argan Oil Beauty Bar is a truly amazing bar of soap that benefits aged, dry, rough and damaged skin.  It has a creamy lather and smells lovely but it’s the results it give that really are it’s selling point.  Rich in vitamin E and vital nutrients it can help rectify sun damage and lightens areas of skin affected by pigmentation such as age spots and freckles.  I found that it easily lathers up and is a pleasure to use.  Although the fragrance is delicate I really liked it.  It left my skin feeling really soft, supple and hydrated and was noticeably different normal soaps.  A top tip bea recommends is to leave the lather on your skin for 30 seconds before washing off to really giving your skin an extra moisturising boost!

The Solar Defence SPF 30 is an organic skin brightening SPF 30 sunscreen protecting the skin from harmful UV rays and treats discolouration, sun damage and hyper-pigmentation and can even decrease the signs of ageing and prevent premature ageing.  I know over the used my skin has suffered from sunburn and I’ve seen from a skin thermal imaging camera that I have a fair bit of damage under the visible layer of skin.  This is a high quality but gentle product that can be used daily under make up to protect and repair your skin.  It’s rich but non greasy and easily glides over your face.  I’ve love using this as it leaves my skin smooth, protected and ready for the day ahead.

Overall I’ve been highly impressed with the products from bea – they are premium skincare with luxury textures and proven results.

With products from bea having such amazing results they are being appreciated and recommended more widespread, most recently having their AHA Wands shortlisted in the 2017 beauty awards in association with OK and the Beauty magazine.  I haven’ t tried these myself but they sound amazing and based on my experience with other bea products I’m sure they work wonders.  If you can spare a minute or two to vote for your favourite beauty brands then click here, where you’ll see AHA Wands in the Best New Facial Skincare Treatment Product category.

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

Doc McStuffins Spotty Lambie – Review

Any young Doc McStuffins fans will be familiar with Lambie, the cute little lamb who loves to help her friend Dottie.  Unfortunately in this Spotty Lambie playset, she isn’t feeling very well and comes covered in red spots.  This set enables young children to act the part of the doctor and make poor Lambie better.

LambieThe playset consists of a good sized Lambie, perfect for cuddles and role play.  She has a soft rubberised body and limbs with a pretty net skirt.  Both her arms and legs move to enable play.  The set also contains a glittery magnifying glass, sponge, pot of cream (empty), plaster cast, plaster box and four removable plaster stickers.

The set is aimed and both boys and girls age 3+ and one thing both my children love is playing doctors.  They are always asking for anything medical related so I knew this is a toy they would enjoy.  Mister B who is 3yrs old was the first to examine Spotty Lambie to see what was wrong.

lambie 1Spotty Lambie comes covered in red dots to make her look poorly.  Being thermo sensitive ink, these just require a little rub with the magic sponge or a finger to make them disappear, therefore making Lambie all better again.  Mister B was fascinated by this and was also kept amused when they reappeared again requiring him to quickly grab the magic sponge again.

lambie 2Miss M enjoyed putting the plaster cast on Lambie’s leg and also showing Mister B how to care for her.  Mister B eagerly watched and took on board exactly how to care for a sick patient!  The little plasters included are cute and they loved to stick them to wherever they decided Lambie had hurt herself, in this case it was Lambie’s ear.  Mister B loves inspecting Lambie with the little magnifying glass and even hunts around the house looking for things through it.  They then decided to put Lambie to bed and Miss M carefully wrapped Lambie up in a blanket to go to sleep.  Get well soon Lambie!

lambie 3The Spotty Lambie playset from Doc McStuffins is a great way to encourage children to care for others.  It builds up their role play skills and gives them an insight into how to treat people that are ill.  We thought this was a great value playset probably best suited to children aged 3-5 years.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and the Spotty Lambie playset was sent to us in order to write the review.