Sunday, December 10, 2017

Elucent Anti-Ageing + Whitening Skincare Review (Version 1) - The Original!

Hello lovelies!

Two posts in a week! I'm on a roll! I can't believe we are two weeks out from Christmas, where's the year gone?!

I was recently offered the chance to try some skincare from Elucent, a skincare line owned by Ego Pharmaceuticals which also owns brands like QV and SunSense. I've never tried the brand before, so I was quite eager to see what it would be like. I was matched to my personal skincare concerns of uneven pigmentation and fine lines, and provided with the Anti-Ageing Gentle Cleanser* (with 2% AHAs [Alpha Hydroxy Acids], vitamins B3, E and C), Whitening Day Moisturiser* (with SPF30) and Anti-Ageing Night Moisturiser* (with 8% AHAs). I've been trialling this range for about three weeks now, so here are my thoughts!

Anti-Ageing Gentle Cleanser (with 2% AHAs, Vitamins B3, E & C) $20.99

This cleanser is meant to purify and revitalise. It cleanses the skin while the AHAs and vitamins work to gently exfoliate the skin. It's packaged in a handy pump bottle which makes it really easy to dispense. This works just the same as any foaming cleanser would. I remove my makeup with my oil cleanser, then use this for double cleansing by applying 1-2 pumps into the palm of my hand and massaging it into my face before rinsing it off. While the box did warn of a possible tingling sensation, I did not personally experience anything of that sort. Overall, I really like this cleanser, it feels like it really cleans my skin without stripping it of moisture.

Whitening Day Moisturiser (with SPF30) $36.99

This moisturiser is meant to brighten and protect your skin. The Emblica Fruit extract, safflower seed oil and vitamins B3 and E are meant to moisturise the skin, while broad spectrum SPF30 helps protect the skin from premature ageing and pigmentation. Like the cleanser, it's packaged in a handy pump bottle. The cream itself is quite thick and does leave a sheen on my skin once applied. I did feel that it was quite heavy and sometimes had to wash off any residue left on my hands after applying, but it sat nicely enough on my face/neck and wore well under makeup. I wasn't overly fond of the texture in the beginning, but it has grown on me somewhat and I have to admit that my skin does look clearer and more even now than when I first began using it. Overall, I have grown to like this, especially after seeing results, and I also love that I can skip using sunscreen since it's already incorporated in my moisturiser.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

6 Kris Kringle / Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Christmas | 2017

Hi lovelies,

Can you believe that Christmas is almost here?! It feels like it was just a few weeks ago and yet a whole year has passed since.

There's been a lot of talk about Kris Kringle/Bad Santa around my office, so I thought I'd share some Kris Kringle/Stocking Stuffer ideas to fit every budget and preference.

1) Aromatherapy Associates Precious Support Breathe Bath & Shower Bauble ($20) & Treasured Time Deep Relax and Revive Rollerball Set ($40).*  These are also stocked at Sephora Australia and Adore Beauty.

Aromatherapy Associates Precious Support Breathe Bath & Shower Bauble ($20) & Treasured Time Deep Relax and Revive Rollerball Set ($40).

Aromatherapy Associates Precious Support Breathe Bath & Shower Bauble ($20) & Treasured Time Deep Relax and Revive Rollerball Set ($40).

These gift sets are packaged beautifully. The Precious Support Breathe Bath & Shower Bauble is both rejuvenating and relaxing, with its combination of Eucalyptus, Pine, Tea Tree and Peppermint essential oils. The Treasured Time Deep Relax and Revive Rollerball Set is pure indulgence. I love using the Deep Relax on my pulse points before bed, while the Revive is perfect for when I need a quick boost of energy (like when 3pm hits at work and I can feel my energy flagging).

Keep reading after the jump!
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