Thursday, 22 August 2013

New skincare additions: Antipodes, The Body Shop, Elemental Herbology, Healgel, Caudalie and La Roche-Posay


I love trying out new skincare products, but I only have one face, so it is impossible for me to test every new release etc. If you blog about beauty, you will know how I feel :) There are some new products I have been using though and I would like to share my favourites with you and tell you a little bit about them.

The Body Shop Tea Tree Cool & Creamy Wash (£5.00) and Tea Tree Oil (£7.00)

I love The Body Shop's sales and I always take advantage of all their discount codes. I bought the creamy Tea Tree Cleanser and Tea Tree Oil with a 40% discount and free delivery - amazing value!

The Tea Tree Oil has been a life saver for me! It really helps to reduce the size of breakouts and it's antibacterial properties stop the bacteria from spreading. The best thing about it- it doesn't dry out the skin! I love my Origins Super Spot Remover, but it is very drying and I have to be very precise with the application. With Tea Tree Oil, I don't have to worry about it and I can apply a generous amount allover affected areas.

The Tea Tree Cool & Creamy Wash is great for breakout prone skin and I like using it in the morning. It is very refreshing and leaves my skin feeling soft and clean. The tea tree scent is very strong, but I really like it. Once you massage the cleanser into your face, you will feel a cooling sensation and subtle tingling, but it is very pleasant. It works really well on my normal/combination skin, helps to control the oil and prevents breakouts.

Caudalie Grape Water (£8.50)

I adore this refreshing face mist. It helps to keep my skin hydrated and I love using it after cleansing and toning my face in the morning. It soothes irritated and dehydrated skin and it is a must have for Summer and holidays. I repurchased it recently, after using up a full bottle during hot summer days.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Purifying Micellar Water (£9.35)

I have been using this micellar water as my second toner and it really helps to control sebum production on my t-zone. It is alcohol free and suitable for sensitive skin and I love it's gentle formula. When I ordered it, I thought that it was a makeup remover... (ooops...) but I quickly realized my mistake, because it does not remove makeup, haha :)

Elemental Herbology Cell Food Radiance and Vitality Serum* (£45.00)

I fell in love with this serum as soon as I massaged it into my face for the first time. It gave my skin the most beautiful glow and a boost of radiance instantly! I rally didn't expect such amazing results. It sinks into the skin very quickly and it worked wonders on my dull complexion. After 3-4 weeks of regular use, my skin looks younger and more plump, feels super soft and nourished. It is an expensive product, but it contains carefully selected ingredients, including proteins, antioxidants and vitamins. Elemental Herbology products combine natural actives with high performance, scientific ingredients, formulated to counteract the impact of age, lifestyle and the enviroment.

Overall, the Cell Food Serum is a beautiful product and it makes my skin feel and look amazing!

Antipodes Aura Manuka Honey Mask*(£21.99) 

I have been lusting after this face mask for ages and I expected it to be incredible, after reading all the rave reviews. I have to admit- it really is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! It is perfect for dehydrated skin and... the antibacterial manuka honey helps to prevent breakouts. It is an ideal combination for me- it leaves my skin soft and hydrated, adds a nice glow and keeps breakouts under control. My favourite thing about this mask is the scent. It smells absolutely beautiful, with notes of vanilla pod and mandarin and creates a nice atmosphere for relaxation.

 Antipodes Rejoice Light Facial Day Cream*(£25.99)

I tried a sample of this face cream in the past and I absolutely loved it, so I was very excited to give the full size a go. I have been using it every day for the past two weeks and I am addicted! It is quite a rich formula (the name is a bit misleading) and takes a while to sink into the skin, but it is very nourishing and will sort out any dry patches and dehydration. Some of the amazing ingredients in this face cream are: macadamia and jojoba oil, avocado oil and manuka flower oil. Combined together, they will keep your skin balanced and moisturised, with an added bonus of collagen boosting powers of avocado oil.

You can buy Antipodes products from www.biggreensmile.com

HealGel Eye* (£32.00)

The last product I wanted to mention is an eye cream/serum from HealGel and it really helped to reduce puffiness and dark circles under my eyes. I noticed a difference after about 3-4 uses and I adore the refreshing, cooling  formula. I have been using it for abut 2-3 weeks and it became my new favourite "eye treat". It sinks into the skin in about 30 seconds and leaves the delicate under eye area hydrated and soft. The hyaluronic acid complex locks moisture into the skin and firms the eye contours. I might have found my Holy Grail Eye gel. It is fantastic!


What skincare products are you loving at the moment?

*products marked with an asterisk are PR samples
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10 comments:

  1. i love the look of everything here! the elemental herbology serum sounds beautiful!
    at the moment i've been loving la roche posay's serozinc - don't know if youve tried it?
    Emma x
    www.emandthem.co.uk

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    1. I really want to try Serozinc. I wish it was available in UK.

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  2. I really want to try the anitpodes mask and the eye gel. They look great. I've really been liking everything from the REN skincare line right now.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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    1. I love REN. The ClearCalm3 range is amazing for breakout prone skin and the Gycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask makes my skin super soft and adds a beautiful glow to dull skin.

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  3. I really want to try the Antipodes Manuka Mask! I'm suffering from severely dry skin at the minute and it seems that no matter how much moisturiser I put on my face .. it's making no difference! What would you say is your holy grail moisturiser? Or one that is reasonably priced?

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    1. Have you tried using oils instead of creams? The Antipodes Divine Face Oil is reasonably priced and works wonders on dry skin. http://www.feelunique.com/p/Antipodes-Certified-Organic-Divine-Face-Oil-25ml

      I also noticed a big improvement in my skin, when I started using balm cleansers, like Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm or Balance Me Cleanse & Smooth Face Balm.

      My Holy Grail Daytime moisturiser is the Antipodes Vanilla Pod Hydrating Day Cream and a night time one is the Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream. Antipodes are quickly becoming my favourite brand.

      I would also recommend Hydraluron. It helps to rehydrate the skin and attracts moisture.

      I hope this helps :)

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  4. I love love love Antipodes Rejoice it's my HG face cream and I agree with you the name is very misleading, I find it perfect for my dry skin :)

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    1. It is such a lovely face cream. I wonder why they called it 'light' :) haha

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  5. Oh why did I decide to stay up late and catch up on my blog reading. I literally need everything you have written about. I have combination skin and I do have a great skincare routine, but, I GET SO BORED, now I NEED all of these products!! fab fab fab post xxxxx

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  6. I have been using Body Shop Tea Tree Oil and it is a super amazing product. love the cooling effect too!!

    Check my blog here Sandra :)
    http://vogueandvittles.com/

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