Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Une Makeup

UNE Makeup looks set to cause a stir in the beauty industry, backed by the knowledge and expertise of French cosmetics brand Bourjois. Boasting ECOCERT certified green credentials and an extensive colour range, Une make up offers something different - made from 98 to 100 per cent natural or, where possible, organic certified ingredients but also slick and practical packaging - Une mineral compacts powder and Une blushers great sized mirrors – without breaking the bank. Une aims to enhance the natural beauty of the weare rather than smother it – Une Breezy Cheeks blush really does create a lovely outdoorsy look and the Une Tinted Lip Balms are creamy and moisturising with a melting formula and shades inspired by the natural colour of lips. Une Makeup is now available at Naturisimo, the UK’s largest organic beauty store. Prices range from £5.29 to £14.49.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Caudalie Pulpe Vitaminee Antiwrkinle Serum Reviews

Caudalie Pulpe Vitaminee Antiwrkinle Serum Review
by Sue B.

Application: The instructions on the dispenser state to apply Caudalie Pulpe Vitaminee Antiwrinkle serum, in the morning and evening, to the face and neck, avoiding the eye area, before applying Pulpe Vitaminee cream or fluid. There are also pictorial instructions regarding application on the website. The light smooth serum is quickly absorbed leaving no residue and has a subtle fruity aroma.
Packaging: Caudalie Pulpe Vitaminee Antiwrinkle serum comes in a 30ml pump dispenser with green text on a white background, this is a good contrast and makes it easy to read. The only information on the dispenser concerns application detail, how soon it is to be used after opening and a website address.

Ingredients: There is no list of ingredients on the tube so I referred to the website for more information. The ingredients appear to be all naturally sourced with no parabens, phenoxyethanol, artificial colourings or mineral oils. Caudalie Pulpe Vitaminee 1st wrinkle serum has a high concentration of anti oxidants with anti aging ingredients from the grape and the vine.

Results: Caudalie Pulpe Vitaminee Antiwrinkle serum reports to correct signs of aging and tired skin. The sample that I reviewed had just three days worth of serum which I feel is not enough to test their claim. The serum did absorb quickly and smelt refreshing but at £35 for 30ml it is quite expensive.

Pros: Fast absorption rate. Suitable for anyone aged 20 to 40 years who is keen to keep looking youthful. Refreshing aroma. Informative website if you want to find out more. It will last for nine months after opening. It is not tested on animals. Pump dispenser is easy to use.

Cons: £35 for 30ml. There was not enough of the sample to try for more than three days; therefore I could not determine whether the manufacturer’s claims were true.

Caudalie Pulpe Vitaminee Antiwrkinle Serum (£35) and Caudalie products are available at Naturisimo.

Trilogy Balancing Gel Cleanser Reviews

Review Trilogy Balancing Gel Cleanser

by Nicky B.

Application: Massage a small amount of Trilogy balancing gel cleanser onto damp skin (I used it in the shower!) and rinse with warm water

Packaging: Recyclable plastic tube in cardboard box

Ingredients: The Trilogy balancing gel cleanser (£22) contains Aloe Vera which cools and soothes sensitive and irritated skin, extracts of Elderberry which helps treat damaged skin and also has toning and cleansing properties and Comfrey which is rich in vitamins and minerals to purify the skin. There is also Certified Organic Rosehip Oil to moisturise, honey which draws moisture to the skin, cucumber extract which cools and refreshes and Kawa Kawa. This comes from the leaves of the native New Zealand Pepper Tree which refreshes, cleanses and mildly stimulates the skin as well as providing antioxidant properties.

Results: Past experiences with cleansing gels have left my skin really dry and needing even more moisturiser than normal. Consequently I have steered clear of them and have always opted for milk or cream cleansers. Although the information on the box states this product is ‘great for oily/combination skin types’ it was perfect for my dry skin. My face felt soft and clean and I was really surprised that there was no drying effect whatsoever.

Pros: Vegan, Not tested on animals, Soap free, Trilogy supports ethical trade practices, Non GMO, Natural colours and fragrances

Cons: None, a lovely product to use.

Trilogy Balancing Gel Cleanser (£22) and Trilogy Skincare are available from Naturisimo.