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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

REN GLYCOLACTIC RADIANCE RENEWAL MASK | Review

I am writing this review after I have just used the last pumps of it. So, excuse me for the condition of the product itself. Unfortunately, I have lost the cap, but it was still usable, having a kind of secondary stopper which prevented the product from drying out.



I remember seeing this product in a video on YouTube somewhere and I felt that I should try it out. I bought it online and I think it was lookfantastic.com although I am not entirely sure.

Let me just say that this mask was somewhat of a blessing for my skin. It contains a lot of good ingredients such as natural fruit acids from Passion Fruit, Lemon, Grape and Pineapple. It also contains papain which comes from Papaya. They exfoliate the outer layer of the skin, encouraging cell turnover and smoothing fine lines. And, what is great is that it doesn't contain nasty ingredients like parabens, sulfates, mineral oil and other things. 



In a nutshell its is 'A potent bio active peel mask designed to renew the complexion, reduce the appearance of fine lines and dramatically improve skin tone.' 


This mask is one of those masks which you see results after the first time you use it. It removes dead skin cells and the skin looks much brighter and radiant the morning after. It deep cleanses the skin and hence prevents congestion and blackheads.


I use this mask once a week mostly although at times I use it twice a weak when my skin is really dull and blah. you just need to apply a generous amount onto clean skin over the face and neck, avoiding the eye area. Leave for 10 minutes. Dampen enclosed cloth (or just a muslin cloth) and gently wipe off mask. Rinse skin with warm water. I notice that a light tingling may be experienced during application which isn't that painful or anything. But I do quite enjoy the tingling effect, as it makes me feel that the mask is actually working. 

One last thing. I would suggest this mask to everyone except for sensitive skin types. And do use a sunscreen after using it, even if you use it before bed, use sunscreen the following morning.

You can get REN from Feelunique and from Lookfantastic.

Hope you found it helpful!

xoxoxo

Pocalocca
Thursday, February 5, 2015

Dr. Organic Rose Otto Restoring Oil Facial Serum | Review


Rose Otto Oil has been used for many centuries as a beauty and therapeutic oil. No wonder it is still loved until today. It has endless beneficial properties which make it an ideal oil to use. It is an aromatic essential oil with a lot of skin calming, healing, anti-aging and uplifting properties. It helps restore sensitive skin and helps preventing fine lines and premature aging signs.


Rose Otto is great in promoting a more youthful look. It has also hydrating properties which help the skin to stay soft and adequately moisturized.


Since it is an oil one might think it is not suitable for oily skin types, which in all fairness is not the case. Our skin needs a certain level of oil. If we strip our skin out of its natural oils the body will produce more oil and hence the skin becomes oilier. What is important to keep in mind is to use oils which are not heavy and are as natural as possible. Although the skin stays shiny after application, I didn’t feel that the skin was clogged or anything. And that is something which is of extreme importance. On the other hand I felt that my skin, in the morning, feels more supple and smooth and hydrated. My personal opinion is to use this just before your night cream, after cleansing your face. I also find that the night cream works better when the Rose Otto oil is applied beforehand. It has lots of antioxidant properties which help in removing the ‘dirt’ or ‘pollution’ which settle on our face throughout the day. The antioxidants help to remove radicals which in the long term age the skin. It has also astringent properties which will help in diminishing the appearance of broken capillaries to give a more even coloured complexion.
I have tried applying this oil in the morning; however I don’t suggest it to people with combination/oily skin. It might work fine for people with dry skin though.

Having had these past cold weeks, I strongly suggest in investing in a good facial oil to help restore the skin hydration and its overall appearance.

The product retails for 12.40. I hope you found this review helpful and if you want more information on the products and from where you can get them kindly check the links here!

PS: check my previous reviews of the Dr. Organic Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Restorative Treatment Conditioner and of Dr.Organic Organic Royal Jelly Night Cream

Happy weekend! 

xoxo

Pocalocca
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Lookfantastic January Beauty Box

I do not even know how 2014 passed. Honestly. So, today I received the January Beauty Box.  I have quite mixed feelings about this box. The thing is that I have purchased several boxes so far and I am kind of getting used to getting products every month. It is  as if I am no longer excited about the whole thing.

However, I feel that this was  a perfect timing kind of box. Why? Because I needed a new hair detangling kind of product as I was out of my argan oil. So, I feel like I will find the products useful.

So, in this edition I have received the following items:


Daily Damage Defence.

Protect your hair with Philip  Kingsley Daily Damage Defence. The leave-in conditioning spray provides defence from daily heat styling and environmental effects whilst working to add shine and manageability to all hair types.
Perfect to use on wet hair after washing. It detangles hair and helps remove static.



Refresh and Rejuvenate

Designed to gently cleanse and nourish the skin, Molton Brown uses a unique blend of ingredients, designes to work up a rich lather for a long lasting, refreshing smell. Skin will be left feeling silky soft and super clean.



Soothing and Rehydrating Fresh Mask

This fres, hydrating, mask soothes the skin to leave it with a radiant appearance. 90% of the total ingredients are from natural origins, leaving skin moisturised and soothed for 24 hours. For use on all skin types.



Collagen Eye Compresses

Revive and rejuvenate your eyes with these clever eye compresses, drenched in a soothing, marine-based collagen solution. Fabulous for a special occasion, it revives and rejuvenates the eyes, helps reduce dark shadows, plumps out wrinkles and relaxes the eye contour.



myvitamins Orange flavour Vitamin C Effervescent tablets.

The Range has already become a favourite amongst nutritionists and fitness experts.

Add these betselling dissolvable tablets to water to produce a great tasting drink which is easy to consume. Effervescent tables are ideal for anyone who is looking to increase their intake of vitamins for a healthier lifestyle.

Use the code JAN30 for 30% off on myvitamins.com


Until next post,

xoxoxo
Pocalocca

Dr. Organic Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Restorative Treatment Conditioner | Review

Cold weather brings dry hair and having a good hydrating treatment is essential in keeping the hair shiny and healthy. I am always looking for a good hair mask/treatment. I do have my favourite picks and all but I like to try out new things. A while back I was invited to a Dr. Organic Event and when we got to choose the products we wanted to try this Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Restorative Treatment Conditioner was the first item I picked.



The Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Restorative Treatment Conditioner is a bioactive hair and scalp treatment. It has an excellent blend of organic oils and extracts which are formulated in such a way to provide a rich and concentrated conditioning balm, which instantly envelopes the keratin fibres found in the hair, with nourishing phospholipids and fatty acids. It nourishes and repairs damaged hair whilst increasing core strength to protect against breakage. The conditioner helps seal in vital moisture to damaged, dull, dry and fly away hair.


Moroccan Argan Oil is an incredibly rich source of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Is has been used by women of the Mediterranean for centuries for both culinary delights and cosmetic purposed. It also works wonders for skin, hair and nails.

Having been a convert for argan oil for the past 2 years, I was way more than interested in trying this product. It is marketed a pre shampoo treatment. I think that this depends entirely on the state of your hair. My hair ends tend to be the driest and hence I tend to concentrate more product there. I do not apply it before shampoo, I prefer to use it as a deep conditioner/mask where I leave for 5-10 minutes, although you can certainly leave it more depending on your hair. Having said that, some people may find it a bit heavy on the hair, in which case I suggest using it as a pre shampoo treatment, which will still give the hair its moisture but to a lesser degree. I am quite sceptical when it comes to applying products on the scalp. Mine gets pretty bad build so I don’t apply heaps of products there. It does help to get rid of the dry flakes that sometimes build on the scalp.

The product retails for €16.87. I hope you found this review helpful and if you want more information on the products and from where you can get them kindly check the links here!

Happy week! 

xoxo

Pocalocca
Wednesday, December 24, 2014

LookFantastic December Beauty Box!

I hate it when it takes a long time for a parcel to arrive. I mean who doesn't?! 
Well, it arrived just today on Christmas Eve! So, I kind of forgot that I waited for ever. 

Anyways,  I usually do a video on these beauty boxes which if you want you can find here:

I think that this is one of the best editions of the Look Fantastic Beauty Boxes, although I didn't manage to get the November one so I may be mistaken. Anyways below is what was in the December edition:








Macademia Infused Comb.

The Macademia Oil Infused Comb blends Macademia Healing Oil Treatment with a specially formulated resin to nourish and de-tangle hair.
- Hassle free nourishment and tangle maintenance.
- Detangles hair while adding shine and smoothness.
- Oil treatment benefits with no residue on hands.
- Provides even distribution of Healing Oil Treatment.

Macademia Natural Oil comes from the South Pacific and is becoming very popular for its amazing effect on hair. Hair will be given a soft touch that feels healthy and cared for.



Bourjois are offering a 20%discount on Lookfantastic.com untill 31st January 2015. Enter the code Bourjois20.


Elemis Papaya Enzyme peel

BRIGHTENS, SMOOTHES AND REPAIRS THE SKIN'S SURFACE.

The award-winning Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel uses the natural exfoliating fruit enzyme action of Papaya and Pineapple which contains nourishing Milk Protein, Anti-Oxidant-rich Vitamin E and Marine algae to moisturise, repair and protect the skin. Perfect for complexions which are sensitive or mature.



Murad Essential-C Cleanser

Cleanses environmentally damaged skin by removing impurities and potential irritants, restoring moisture and preparing skin for repair. 

THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE RESULTS.

Vitamin A, C and E - Powerful antioxidants defend the skin from free radical damage whilst infusing skin with essential nutrients.

Sodium PCA - Bind moisture to the skin, keeping it looking supple, soft and youthful. 

Allantoine - A soothing and moisturising ingredient which rejuvenates skin, promoting a healthy and beautiful complexion.


OLEHENRIKSEN

This powerful 100% concentrated rose hip oil activates skin's naturalreoarative ability with potent antioxidants and essential fatty acids to reveal skin's youtful state - bright, resilient and radiant.

Luxurious and lightweight, this citrus scented and potent anti-aging treatment quickly absorbs and deeply penetrates to heal, nourish and hydrate. Fine lines are visibly reduced and skin is immediately brightener and more radiant.


LORD & BERRY H2Ohhh! DESIGNER LIP GLOSS


PURE GOLD COLLAGEN

 Pure Gold Collagen is a liquid food supplement that improves the skin;s appearance by working from within, penetrating to the deep layers of your skin. Enriched with a special blend of hydrolysed collagen, vitamins and minerals, it re-activates the formation of collagen to give you brighter, plumper and more youthful looking skin.

The peach and passion fruit flavoured liquid has a spicy kick and is up to 20 times more powerful than a collagen pill.

Say hello to smooth, radiant and firm skin.


I am quite excited to try these products out and oh! the pure gold collagen supplement tastes so nice. 
Anywyas, I wanted to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!


xoxoxo
Pocalocca