Thursday, 25 August 2016

SKINN Dimitri James Collagenesis

SKINN Dimitri James  Collagenesis



Hiya Gorgeous

This review has taken me a while to get out, purely because SKINN is a totally new brand to me and I wanted to be able to give it a really good trial.

You may or may not have heard of this Californian brand ?  SKINN by Dimitri James  it is a brand with a Story which you can read by clicking the link HERE
The main point I have taken from this company is they are are insistant that the money goes into the inside product, not packaging, high end adverts or shop rents, available on USA TV shopping channels and now available to us Brits on Ideal World TV which can be found online at www.idealworld.TV or on sky 654 plus other TV channels.


I love it when you discover something you would never have tried in a million years and it turns out to be way above your expectations.

SKINN Dimitri James  Collagenesis



First up in this Collagenesis trio is Stem Regen Elite Age-Delay Facial Serum.

A light easily absorbed Serum, that has the most subtle fresh floral fragrance, I am actually pretty blown away at how much I love this serum, the 33ml  pump container should last you a long while as a tiny bit goes a long way with no hanging around waiting it for it to absorb, use morning and night under your usual moisturisers to feel the difference in your skin, if you suffer from dryness at all this is the solution.


SKINN Dimitri James  Collagenesis


Coupled with Collagenesis Eye Stem Rejen Elite, Youth Supporting Eye Serum
Again a beautifully light delicate serum which is fragrance free to treat the delicate eye area, as with any eye cream puffiness will occur if you overdo the application, a tiny weeny drop is all that is needed, recommended as twice a day, I used it at night only as I don't get on with eye creams in the day, this serum literally plumps the fine lines around the eye area, I challenge anyone to do a week on and week off with this serum and just see the difference.

NOW here's the best bit........you would expect this quality of product to be expensive, or maybe that's just me, as you all know I don't read brand websites until after I have finished testing as I don't want the product *sold* to me.

I was shocked to discover that these serums come as a pair for £34.99 with free postage !!  no I am not kidding, and you can also pay in 2 instalments if you want to.
This Duo can be found here

SKINN Dimitri James  Collagenesis



Next up we have the big guns !
 Now this cream is some serious shizz,  Collagenisis by Skinn Twenty-Four Hour Youth Preservation Cream Elite

They do like long names !

This thick rich almost waxy feeling cream is pretty flipping good, you would expect it to be greasy and leave a heavy residue, but nope absorbs like a dream, the tiniest sign of fragrance which is so delicate it's almost non detectable, this cream is designed to use alone or over serum, I tried it both ways, and have to say I prefer it over serum, I did however use a liberal dollop as a night cream  with the eye serum and it was gorgeous, it was like sleeping in a face mask, touching your face on waking up is where this cream really comes into it's own, you can feel that it has deep moisturising qualities just by touching your face.

Ah now here's the thing, I couldn't find this as a stand alone product on the site, it comes with other products that I cannot tell you about.  You do get a good selection though for 59.99 again with easy pay interest free payments.

Twenty Four Hour Youth Preservation Cream Elite can be found HERE


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Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Tria Age Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser

Tria  Age Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser


Hiya Lovelies

I jumped at the chance to test out this home anti eye wrinkle device from Tria, anything that says it will give an improvement just has to be trialled.

Tria  Age Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser


The neat little package contained the small hand held device with full instructions on how to use it, precautions etc.  You are advised to use it for 2 minutes daily for 8 weeks,  one minute on each eye, the laser has a timer so you can't go over time, use in the evenings as part of your skincare routine.

Tria  Age Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser

Tria  Age Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser


I have used this little machine regularly for an 8 week period, although I have not used it religiously and have missed the odd evenings, I have also used the Nourishing Eye Renewal Cream alongside the laser, this cream with it's cooling metal applicator soothes an moisturises the eye area after use.

Tria  Age Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser


Following the full instructions, there is a video here   small circular motions around the under eye area concentrating on the crows feet, there is a very slight tingling sensation, it is NOT painful when using the device and you barely know you are using it, after the two minutes my eye area did feel a little sore, as though it has been sunburned, but bizarrely there was no redness, the sensation really didn't last very long, and was really soothed by the Nourishing Eye Renewal Cream, there was no discomfort at all during the day, literally only for about 30 minutes after treatment.  It didn't stop me continuing the treatment as it really wasn't a problem.


Tria  Age Defying Eye Wrinkle Correcting Laser


I am not going into the science behind this little machine as you can get all of the technical details on the Tria website along with details of all the other devices they supply as a company.

Did it work ?

Much to my surprise, it actually did, within a couple of weeks I could clearly see a difference, more in the deeper lines which seemed softened and far less noticeable, also they actually looked shorter in length !  bizarre I know.   Obviously I am not saying this will work for everyone, if you have incredibly sensitive skin, maybe not, but the beauty of this device is that you have a 90 day money back guarantee from the company, which really proves the confidence they have in their products.


Check out this and other devices from Tria Here https://www.triabeauty.co.uk

Have you tried anything like this, or had salon treatments ?  do please let me know as this is my first time trying anything like this and would love to know your thoughts.


Love n Hugz
Lyn x
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Monday, 22 August 2016

Get your Brow Garden Sorted #ad

Hiya Darlins

There have been lots of ways over the years to deal with our brows, back in my day they were plucked to within an inch of their life, literally single strand brows, nowadays brows have become the number one thing we are passionate about, we encourage them to grow ready to get them into the perfect insta worthy shape, if you are passionate about your brow garden, this little info graphic maybe worth a look.


Check out moo.review for the lowdown on the best brands out there.


Lyn 
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Friday, 19 August 2016

Dermalogica IONACTIVE™ POWER TREATMENT Review UK

Dermalogica ONACTIVE™ POWER TREATMENT Review UK


Hiya My Darlins

Here is something very special that I really needed to share with you, as you know by now I have a real affection for all things Dermalogica, and this week I was fortunate to be invited to the Dermalogica HQ for a facial testing out the Ionactive Power Treatment, this treatment is relatively new and available for the last 2-3 months.
Set in  leafy Surrey Countryside, this is where the training takes place for Dermalogica Therapists and consultants.


Dermalogica ONACTIVE™ POWER TREATMENT Review UK

Once checked in and after completing a fairly sizeable questionnaire I was greeted by my therapist/trainer Sam, who I have to say had the most amazing skin on the planet and the biggest smile to match.

Dermalogica ONACTIVE™ POWER TREATMENT Review UK


We entered the treatment room which as you would expect looked like a surgery all sparkly white and uber spotless, Sam left me to put on the gown, returned and explained exactly what she was going to do, the treatment started with the famous Dermalogica Face Mapping, if you haven't experienced this you really should, a large circular light is placed above your face where Sam proceeded to examine every pore on my face !  it's like fortune telling for skin, she read everything, told me the areas of fine lines, dehydration, pigmentation, ( yes I used to cook in the sun  without SPF) to be fair as Sam said most people of my generation were naughty, I like to think I am a Granny rebel so that was all good, she even told me area's where I had experience previous breakouts !............ And who knew I had pigmentation on my ears !  bet not many of you can say that with confidence :)

Dermalogica Room at Liberty London 


Being all snuggled up on the warm treatment bed I could of easily gone to sleep, but paid attention as I was there to learn, trust me I suffer for these reviews LOL

My treatment started with Sam removing my make up with a double cleanse I did think I should arrive bare faced, but didn't want to scare anyone so opted for a bit of a face.

Sam then proceeded to do an exfoliation, which actually surprised me a little I was expecting full on grains and a good scrub but no, she mixed a little micro exfoliant with her professional product and proceeded to apply, explaining that our usual exfoliating treatments can only work so far in removing dead skin cells, where as this treatment can go a lot deeper than anything you use at home, a very slight, not unpleasant tingle all the while Sam checking I was happy and that everything was ok, this was removed and the Ionactive Power Treatment started, there are four types of treatment in this range dealing with skin ageing, uneven skin tone, acne and/or dehydration.

Dermalogica ONACTIVE™ POWER TREATMENT Review UK


Sam chose uneven skin tone for me as I do have area's of high colour and
pigmentation again due to too much sun.
I was pleasantly surprised by this, as it would have been easy to opt for the obvious anti age, this girl knows her stuff !

Dermalogica ONACTIVE™ POWER TREATMENT Review UK

There were so many stages to this I couldn't possibly explain them all, layer after layer of different products were applied, using a variety of techniques ensuring they reached deep into the skin, in no particular order these included finger massaging, hot stone massaging which was my first experience of that delight :) and what I think are the stars of the treatment the micro current  ( little probes that send micro currents into the skin )  sound scary but just feel like another massage and led light treatment, your eyes are fully protected while the LED light hovers over your face ensuring deep down penetration, while the technology was doing its bit Sam massaged the back of my neck sending me into almost a coma.

Dermalogica ONACTIVE™ POWER TREATMENT Review UK


 The gels were whisked away I was treated to Serum,eye cream, SPF Moisturiser and a huge sigh of contentment.  In the dimly lit room all snuggled and cosy I could have stayed for the night, Sam left me to get dressed and said she would be waiting  outside at the skin bar for me.

Once dressed and outside I had the first look at my face, apart from it feeling super clean and literally bouncy to the touch, it looked brighter and way more relaxed than when I entered, I was instructed to leave everything in place for the night. At this point Sam showed me my face map and explained which areas needed which treatments, she also prescribed the products that I need to best suit me.

Dermalogica ONACTIVE™ POWER TREATMENT Review UK


If you are a fan of Dermalogica or just treatments I would 100% urge you to experience this Ionactive Power Treatment as there is nothing you can do at home to rival it, my skin was fabulous in the morning and I was sorry to cleanse the products away. The whole experience was fantastic I came away with not only great skin but the feeling of well being and relaxation was priceless. Ionactive is available at Dermalogica Salons.

Learn about Face Mapping HERE

Sam if you are reading this, thank you so much darling you made my day, good luck with bubba xxxx

I have reviewed a few Dermalogica products which can be found using the search bar on the blog.

Love n Hugz

Lyn x



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Monday, 15 August 2016

Vincent Longo Cosmetics. Water Canvas Base | Cream to Powder Foundation | Sheer Pigment Lipstick

Vincent Longo Cosmetics. Water Canvas Base | Cream to Powder Foundation | Sheer Pigment Lipstick



This is the second part of my Vincent Longo review, you can read the first part HERE

This new to the UK brand straight from the US is really worth keeping an eye out for when it hits Cult Beauty this September.

Water Canvas Base 



Vincent Longo Cosmetics. Water Canvas Base | Cream to Powder Foundation | Sheer Pigment Lipstick




This truly does give a fabulous coat to the skin ensuring you have the perfect face canvas to work with. Designed to work alongside Vincent Longo Foundations,  I personally would describe this as a primer, but also an essential part of your daily make up.  I have only used primers for the last couple of years since discovering the knack of still having your face on from day to night, by mid afternoon my foundation would be almost gone, and what was left was patchy and miserable looking.  This Vincent Longo Water Canvas Base really will go a long long way as you only need the smallest amount smoothed all over, left for a couple of minutes and ready to go.


Water Canvas Cream to Powder Foundation.



Vincent Longo Cosmetics. Water Canvas Base | Cream to Powder Foundation | Sheer Pigment Lipstick

This actually was very new to me, I am au fait with cream foundations, and am not a huge lover of powder in the sense that it can be both ageing and drying, but this !
what looks like a cream compact is really quite deceptive, you would imagine it is going to be a heavy full coverage base, in fact it is light, sheer but with the ability to cover blemishes  *a bit of a miracle* it does give a powder like finish, but subtle and non drying, I would use this if I wanted a fresh faced look without the need for heavy concealer, it is of course build-able but in my opinion would be a waste of product.

Sheer Pigment Lipstick



Vincent Longo Cosmetics. Water Canvas Base | Cream to Powder Foundation | Sheer Pigment Lipstick

If you like your lipstick to actually do your lips good as well as looking pretty this range will certainly work well for you, they actually remind me more of a pigmented balm that an actual lipstick, with subtle colouring and drenched in lip saving Mango Butter moisture, I tried out Debue which is a subtle soft peach, great for an everyday wash of subtle colour.


Vincent Longo Cosmetics. Water Canvas Base | Cream to Powder Foundation | Sheer Pigment Lipstick



Vincent Longo Cosmetics will be available in the UK from September online at www.cultbeauty.com

Love n Hugz

Lyn x

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