I have been blessed enough to be sent a multitude of products for reviews in recent months, and just haven’t had time to pump out reviews of every single item. So, it is with that in mind that I am starting a new series here on the blog.
Product Reviews will be collection of a few different products (or product ranges like a few of the below) that I’ve been sent for review, and I’ll give you my thoughts on each of them without waffling (or so I hope!) – just a basic review on each item, how it worked for me and if I’d buy it again.
Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler range*
Prior to me testing these Eucerin products, I’d only ever really tried Aquaphor (a multi-purpose soothing balm) and the Hyaluron-Filler Eye Cream (one of the best I’ve tried). I really enjoyed both of these, so I had high hopes for the rest of the Hyaluron-Filler range and the sunscreen. The range promises to plump up wrinkles and hydrate skin.
First up, the brand new Hyaluron-Filler Moisture Booster is an intensely hydrating serum with 2 types of hyaluronic acid and glycerin, and it’s right up there with the best I’ve tested. You can check out more about this in my post on hydrating serum reviews – let’s just say that it’s extremely hydrating, and I enjoyed it so much that I used it daily until the whole bottle was finished.
The Hyaluron-Filler SPF30 Day Cream is light, but so hydrating (wears beautifully under makeup), and I loved that it had a higher factor of SPF in. The Hyaluron-Filler Night Cream is richer yet non-greasy, and once again super hydrating. The best part is that using them in conjunction with each other really showed a massive difference. My skin was happy, youthful and glowy the whole time. It’s very seldom I get sent skincare and use them continuously until they finish, as I often have to put products aside to test out newbies – but these were so good that I kept reaching for them!
The Hyaluron-Filler Peeling & Serum is a dual-action serum – it has 2 compartments, and each pump gives you a dose of each of the serums. One is packed with hyaluronic acid to hydrate and plump up wrinkles, the other with an AHA complex designed to gently exfoliate skin overnight. My skin felt super soft and glowed with health each time I used this – and the more I used it, the better my skin looked!
Finally – the Eucerin Sun Photoaging Control SPF50 Sun Fluid is a great sunscreen for face. It doesn’t leave a white caste, doesn’t cause me to break out, doesn’t leave me like an oil slick. Instead it’s just a lovely hydrating sunscreen that does the job and does it well. Plus it’s anti-ageing too!
P.S. Eucerin is on 3 for 2 at Clicks until 23 February guys – you’re welcome!
SKNLogic product launches*
I had a couple of gorgeous products form SKNLogic delivered for reviews!
The Multi Regenerating Masque is super hydrating, and can be used for a nice quick boost or as an overnight mask. I love that it’s not just hydrating but it has ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin A, vitamin E and stem cells to help skin rejuvenation and restoration. So, if you use it religiously a couple of times a week, you’re bound to see a difference. I’ve used it when my skin has just been feeling meh, and it really is a lovely pick me up!
The Omega Face Oil contains omega 3, 5, 6, 7 and it’s actually able to be used as a moisturiser, a treatment product and a makeup primer. It’s also great for sensitive skin. If you’re looking for a super lightweight oil, then this is for you! It’s a very thin consistency, which is not my ideal – surprisingly even with my combo skin, I typically only use facial oils at night, so I prefer a thicker consistency as that’s my textural preference. Even saying that – my mom has actually really been enjoying this oil, and has been using it day and night, and even under makeup. So it’s just a personal preference!
The SKNLogic products are also free from parabens, sulphates, synthetic colourants, lanolin derivatives and mineral oil.
The SVR A Microgommage Lift Exfoliating Mask is SUBLIME! It both nourishes and exfoliates skin, and trust me when I say – you’re left with baby-bum soft skin! When it contains quartz, volcanic sand, rosehip oil and retinol, so it’s bound to be a dreamy concoction to resurface and nourish skin.
I adore how my skin looks and feels when I use this mask, and I try to use it at least once a week, if not twice a week. I also love how it takes just 10min to take my skin from bleh to beautiful. In fact – I’ll most definitely be repurchasing this mask once mine is finished. Which is sooner than I’d like to admit!
Inoar Résistance Lotus range*
One of the lessons I learned from my mom was – your hair is your crowning glory. I have naturally dark hair, and yet I have pummeled it with highlights for longer than I care to admit (what can I tell you – blondes do have more fun!).
So, with this in mind, I LOVE testing out haircare, as it ensures my hair is always happy and healthy. I’d yet to even test out any Inoar products, so I was thrilled when the lovely Résistance Lotus goodies landed on my desk. They’re packed with lotus flower and vegetable collagen, and cruelty free, vegan, sulphate free and paraben free. They’re designed to intensely repair and help hair regenerate, for softer, healthier and brighter hair.
The Résistance Lotus Super Ampoule is tiny but packs a punch, in that the teeny little 45ml bottle actually provides 5-7 treatments out of it! I used it as a 3min hair mask, and I couldn’t believe at how such a tiny amount of product provided such an intensely nourishing treatment. My hair felt insanely soft and smooth.
The Résistance Lotus Oil is a tiny 7ml bottle, but once again, you only need the teensiest amount. It’s a super thick, softening hair oil that smells like absolute heaven. I am so tempted to just use this all up, but I’m trying to save it as a travel bottle of hair oil – now I just need a trip!
I’m DYING to try more from the Résistance range, and the Inoar products as a whole!
I love having a restorative barrier cream in my collection at all times, as they’re amazing for a variety of reasons. The Avene Cicalfate+ Cream is suitable for the whole family, and even the most sensitive skins. I’ve used it post shaving, as I suffer with sensitive skin that is prone to shaving rash, and it’s a miracle worker! I’ve also loved using it around my nose and chin, when my barrier gets irritated, and it’s been a dream on my hands when they’ve been feeling super chapped after too much sanitiser. It can be used as a baby bum cream, it can be used as an intense moisturiser for dry patches, and it has COUNTLESS other uses. I’ve even used it on my lips!
Lee Stafford Argan Oil from Morocco Range*
Finally, I was sent the range of Lee Stafford Argan Oil from Morocco products, and you know I love trying out new hair goodies!
The Argan Oil Shampoo is a lovely, light cleanse. It doesn’t leave hair feeling stripped at all, yet my hair feels clean and fresh when I’ve used it. I love that the Argan oil is nourishing my highlighted ends even though I’m cleansing. The Argan Oil Conditioner is nourishing and smoothing, but not overly rich and it doesn’t weigh the hair down.
I enjoyed using the Nourishing Miracle Oil, as it’s true to it’s name in how nourishing it is. Once again, it smooths the hair, yet is lightweight and doesn’t leave hair feeling sticky, greasy or weighed down. I like how the range is affordable, and being sold at Clicks – often can be found on 3 for 2!
The negative aspect to my reviews? The Miracle Heat Defence Spray. I was blown back at the first use at how strongly it smelled of alcohol. Hubby said he thought it was acetone. Add to this the heavy fragrance (perhaps an attempt to cover up how filled with alcohol it actually is?) and I was not impressed. I used it once to see how it made my hair feel – crispy. Crispy is how it felt. I even sprayed it on the back of my hand, and very little oily residue is left over. So, in my mind I was concerned as to just how effective a heat protectant it could be.
Then – I pulled back the stick to read the ingredients list (but not before reading that the product is FLAMMABLE). The first ingredient (meaning that this is the highest percentage of the product, most of the product is made up of this) is ALCOHOL DENAT. Now, just google ‘alcohol denat. in haircare’ and you’re bound to start panicking and checking your hair products. It’s typically found in hair sprays and gel, a reason why I use as little hair spray as possible – because continuous use can cause your hair to become dry, frizzy and dull. Quite the opposite of what the range is marketed to do. In fact, to use such a damaging ingredient in a product designed to protect your hair from heat baffles me, as you’re sucking the life right out of your hair just as you’re adding heat to it.
While I really liked the rest of the range, this product is now going straight into my bin, as I will in no way use it myself, and would never hand it over to any friends or family.