SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF

Today, I am sharing with you one of my miracle products, miracle but also a mystery.
I am a huge essential oils addict, I like to know what is the composition of the products I use and love to learn about the active principles composing my skincare routine. That is why I am really attracted to brands like Aesop, Tata Harper, Weleda…etc, because very rich with active ingredients.

SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF has nothing to do with my regular buys.
A couple of years ago, I went to a spa where they used this brand SkinCeuticals and at the end of the session, I have been provided samples of serums, including the Phloretin CF.

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The first time I used it, I was soooo skeptical, because I did not understand anything of the composition, it said, broad-range antioxidant treatment combining 2% phloretin, 10% L-ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and 0,5% ferulic acid…Appart from the vitamin C which I recognized, it is as if I was reading chinese, I was lost and not used to not understanding a thing about the chemicals I was applying on my face! Yet, from what I read about the ferulic acid, it is said to prevent the oxidative stress, which improves the appearance of the skin and its radiance. It also protects the skin against the free radicals that deeply damage it.

Then, came the smell, very peculiar, very very strange, it is a deep, metallic almost rusty smell that stays on the hands if not vigorously washed.

Despite all that, I kept on using the sample, because, it was tremendously efficient. I felt the touch of my skin changing along the days. You know how sometimes, you feel that your skin is thick, not smooth at all, you rush to use scrubs to try to enhance its texture, especially on the forehead. Well, this miracle serum solves all this, skin becomes soft, kind of thin and pretty clear and very quickly! It is quite unbelievable, yet true.

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So, I ended up buying the actual product and started using it before my daily cream. It is true that it is insanely expensive, but the pipette conditioning and the daily 4 drops usage make it a very good investment.

So, back to this year, two months before my wedding, I started taking real good care of my face, applying day and night creams, removing the makeup before sleep, using eye-cream!! For the glow, I already had a pretty good idea about what I was going to use, so I bought again this broad-range antioxidant serum. Results were again bluffing, this product is amazing! Amazing on the glow for sure but not on the wrinkles! It is said to enhance the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, I did not notice any change on mine.

To conclude, this product is a real beauty genious, if you are looking for immediate glow and soft skin. However, as I am also a cautious person and that I deeply believe that nothing that good can be completely harmless, I stopped using it daily and instead use it every two days or when I feel that my skin needs it.

La Prairie Anti-Aging Eye and Lip Perfection à Porter

I really like the kind of genius finds I am going to present you today; the luxurious La Prairie anti-aging eye and lip perfection à porter. Why genius?

  • It combines two products in one; an eye cream in one compartment and a lip balm in the other one.
  • Being on-the-go makes it really convenient to use throughout the day.
  • It has two mirrors which comes in really handy for touch-ups

Several things I like about this must-have beauty fix are; first its elegant packaging. It is a light-weight fancy product that comes with a leather cover for protection and that is easy to slip into the bag. Second, the textures of the eye cream and the lip balm are really stunning; the first one is a creamy, kind of pearly texture that can be used over foundation or concealer to  blur lines and give instant glow, it smooths the line of the skin for a comfortable and bright result. The lip balm is silky and smells heavenly. It helps to keep the lips pretty with a bit of plumpness.

The eye cream contains the following ingredients among others:

  • Ginseng; known for toning the skin by preventing sagging tissue and reducing the appearance of fine wrinkles, also renewing cells. It is ideal for eye contour gels, serums and care for the bust.
  • Horsetail; antioxidant, invigorating and purifying, moisturizing and firming because rich in silicon, involved in the formation of collagen which forms the supporting tissue of the skin element. Horsetail is known to promote firmness and elasticity of the tissues while ensuring adequate hydration of the upper layers skin. It is also healing, it helps to repair irritated skin with slight wounds.
  • Rapeseed
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Cotton seed oil
  • Linseed oil

The lip balm contains the following ingredients among others:

  • Ginseng
  • Horsetail
  • Hyaluronic Acid

I use it a lot when I travel to moisturize the eye area during the flight. As you know, cabin air causes deep dryness that one can prevent by applying rich creams and drinking water. I apply the eye cream before and after the flight for a higher skin relief. The lip balm is really fine for beautiful, natural lips.

This beauty genius has a massive disadvantage though, its high price, around 120€.

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