So, let's just say that well I am not the kind of person to go all organic. However, when it comes to skin care I tend to try and use simple products as much as I can. Products which do not have those nasty chemicals. Products which do their job with no fuss. That is where Michael Todd True organics comes in comes in. I believe I tried them for the very first time last year or it could have been before.
MICHAEL TODD cleansers, washes and scrubs are made in the U.S. without parabens, artificial color and fragrance or other potentially harmful additives. Not tested on animals.
And, all are sulfate-free "no tears" formulas so you needn't worry about getting soap in your eyes.
I wanted a simple cleanser which not only removes makeup but most importantly is to cleanse the skin without drying it out. I have quite oily skin and it can handle some rough products but I wanted something simple for my cleanser. So, I chose the Honey and Oat Gentle Deep Cleanser.
honey and oat facial cleanser in a base of refreshing aloe vera juice.
Effectively removes makeup and impurities in one simple step.
Sulfate free "no
tears" formula does not irritate eyes and rinses completely without
residue leaving the skin clean, fresh and hydrated.
Designed for all skin
types and especially beneficial for normal, dry and mature. 210 ml / 7 fl oz
I absolutely love this product. It really deep cleanses the skin out with drying it. it also removes makeup and it doubles up as a make up remover when I am wearing simple makeup not the waterproof kind of type. With the latter you would still need a proper makeup remover before hand. You can certainly use this multiple times during the day and since it has been extremely hot here in Malta I use it twice a day and sometimes even 3 times. I practically use it when I feel like my skin needs some cleaning up.
I really feel that the product has a very subtle and gentle fragrance with no particular and sharp scent and what is more important is that it doesn't contain any super fragrance or nasty chemicals.
I would definitely suggest you try this product out along with other products. They are also having a sale on their site which I believe is on till the 29th August!
I have already described this product in a previous post which you can find here. But for your convenience this is basically what was described in the brochure that accompanied it:
It is a primer which prepares the skin prior to sun exposure, boosting its resistance to the harmful effects of the sun, while rapidly activating a golden tan.
The formula contains sweet orange bioflavonoids (5%) and fresh carrot cells (1%) which trigger melanin production.It also contains jasmine extracts (2%) which all improves cell protection. It also has a beneficial agents such as fruit AHAs, shea butte and monoi, rouocou, apricot kernel and plant glycerin oils for a more even and more luminous perfect golden tan. The primer is a light moisturising fluid serum with notes of orange blossom, gardenia and frangipani.
How to use it? It is suggested to start applying it around 15 days before starting tanning morning and evening!
For the actual review:
I can see a big difference when using this product. Ok I admit it. I haven't been using this religiously for 15 days in a row. I have been using this for the past 2 months more or less.
It has a quite thin consistency which is absorbed quickly into the skin. I also find that it really acts as a good light moisturiser. I tend to tan quite easily however I sometimes tan a bit too dark. What I mean is that sometimes the tan is not that golden tan. You know what I mean, I hope haha. This Lierac primer helps the skin to obtain a very uniform golden tan all over your body. You can apply it on your face as well.
Don't be scared but this product has a sheen to it. It is a very light sheen of what seems like very fine glittery particles. It is not glitter by any means. To be honest I don't know how to actually describe it well. But it is this golden and very subtle sheen which makes the skin look gorgeous when the sun hits it.
Honestly a must have product for the summer but I imagine it is actually a good product for the winter as well!
I just love me some good old scrubs on my body and even on my face. There is something which makes me feel good when I scrub my body, I guess it has to be with the scrubbing motion improving the circulation and what not.
I use scrubs all year round however, I tend to use different ones in winter. I haven't actually tried a lot of scrubbing brands as such which my all time favourite being the ones by Body Shop.
While I was in the UK last year for IMATS which I totally missed this year, I couldn't simply skip trying this out. First of all the tub is just huge and it took me ages to finish it up and I used it quiet frequently.
It has some very nice and good ingredients which give the scrub a yummy fragrance to it. It is certainly a sweet scent so if you're more into fruity scents I am not sure whether you'd like this or not.
This scrub contains some natural kind of exfoliants. They are very different from the synthetic beads which I kind of don't like as much. I prefer a kind of good old sugary scrub kind of thing. Having said that this is not the harshest scrub out there which I think is a good thing.
It gets rid of the dry skin effectively and it doesn't make the skin dry out as much. I mean it dries the skin to some extent but I always suggest to moisturise the skin after wards. I find that products get in the skin much better after a good scrubbin.
As with a lot of things, sadly enough this is not available in Malta and it is the main reason why I probably won't repurchase it again. I would, however repurchase it if I happen to be in the UK again.
The reason why I have been absent for quite a while is pretty simple. I was just enjoying summer and I know that if I am committed to something I should stick to it. However, I work on a shift basis and some times on my off days all I want to do is to go out and have fun. So, sorry for the delays :) Now, on to the review. I don't have any wrinkles so far! Thank God. But there again I am still 23 so I am not expecting to have any yet. But I like to take care of my skin not excessively but basic skincare regimes and then using one or two 'special' creams. I don't go to do facials that often and in my life I have only done 1 facial which felt quite good actually. But I prefer taking care of my own skin myself.
Months back I attended a Lierac event and in this event we were given some goodies to try out. One of them was this Coherence L.IR Day and Night Lifting Cream. It claims to redefine the oval shape of th face, firms the skin and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles. If I'm not picky on anything I am very picky on my night creams. Let's just say that this is one of my favourite ones.
First of all, it has this subtle fragrance which I cannot get over with and I cannot figure out what it is. But secondly, this night cream doesn't leave my skin greasy in the morning. I find that it is quickly absorbed in the skin. After using it my skin feels very mositurised and sort of plumped as well. Now as I said I cannot say that it really diminished my wrinkles as I don't have any. However, my skin felt really comfortable with it and it felt smooth and not tight. I have also used it in the morning and it works as fine.
Lierac suggests using it in the following manner:
"Lightly apply to the forehead, cheeks and chin from the middle of the face working towards the exterior, then descend the median line until your neck, not forgetting above and below the lips. Lastly, press lightly with flat hands, separate your fingers stretching them gently towards the temples towards the hairline."
My final thoughts? I would give the cream a go if you are looking into trying anti aging cream! Moreover it is never too late to start taking care of your skin. Check the link Lierac Malta Website to know where you can get the products from in Malta.