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If you didn’t catch last Wednesday’s post then, please, go take a look as there may be some details in that post I may forget to include in this one.
Today I’ll be giving a quick review on the items from my Love Me Beauty bag: The March Edit as I’ve had the opportunity to play around with products.
Firstly, the KoreBeauty ‘Anti-Ageing Hydrogel Face mask’
This sheet mask retails at £7.99-£9.00 on Ebay and Amazon.
The masks are available to buy in a box of 5 from KoreBeauty for £35.
The hydrogel face mask contains Vitamin E, Retinol and Hyaluronic Acid, among other things. The KoreBeauty mask is targeted for skin which has shown signs of the ageing process. Now as a soon to be 21 year old, you might think me a little crazy to be using anti-ageing products However…. after a quick chat with the skin care consultant at work, it is much easier to prevent ageing than to reverse it. It won’t do my skin harm to include products targeted at anti-ageing as the ingredients used can also combat alternative skin concerns.
The claims are:
- it can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- it has been shown to improve skin elasticity and moisture balance for supple and youthful-looking skin.
- It can help with stimulating cellular repair, boosting collagen and elastin and to improve skin tone.
Pre-warning for anyone who does purchase this mask, there is a lot of gel – it is a very wet mask. I initially thought that this mask may be similar to the Garnier Moisture Bomb mask – my all time favorite which the mask is and isn’t at the same time. The KoreBeauty mask, is separated into two pieces and has a gel like texture. If you have dry skin, which I do not, you may find this mask perfectly hydrating, but personally I found it far too slippery. It felt as though it sat on my skin very strangely and I spent more time pulling the pieces back into place.
Long after the mask had been removed my skin still felt slimy. Given that I had only one mask, it would be impossible to talk on the benefits of long term use. I don’t think this a mask that works for me and is not something I would purchase.
- For a cheaper, and better, alternative give the Garnier moisture bomb tissue mask a try.
Moving on to the Omorovicza Copper Peel.
Which I love, love love! You might remember that I previously expressed hesitation, in my last post, about using a face peel as I have sensitive skin and this product blew that concern out of the water.
The Peel retails from £50-£90 depending on the amount of tubes you wish to get – the smallest quantity being 8 tubes.
This peel is an award-winning product which the company claims is the first foaming peel on the market.
The product claims are:
- polishes and smooths complexion
- visibly reduces pore size
- brighter, more even skin tone.
It also claims its a quick and easy application. This I don’t agree with. When I followed the instructions on the back of the box I was very confused. After a quick detour to YouTube I figured out what I needed to do. Once the activator is applied, all the magic happens and the peel does create an instant foaming on your face.
As the website states, this product is great for Oily skin / Blemish prone skin / Dull skin. After one use I noticed an immediate effect, which is rare when it comes to skin care products.
The redness that I regularly suffer with, around my nose and center portion of my face, had drastically reduced alongside the appearance of my pores! I definitely want to purchase this product again, but the price point does make me hesitant – I mean, I’m still a student so £££ are low.
Being the first skin peel that I used, I think this has made me less cautious of trying a similar product in the future.
The Instant Detox Mask retails at the price point of £22 for 75ml. I have a 15ml squeeze tube that I have used twice so far and have enough left to use for a third time!
This award-winning formula claims to:
- Refine skin texture
- tighten pores
- and even complexion
and I can tell you it does exactly that. The mask goes on as somewhat creamy and dries down like a clay mask. It does, however, have a slight scent that I was not a fan off. The website claims the smell is lavender, parsley and chamomile and usually I do like those three scents but on this occasion it made me gag. Once applied the smell is no longer apparent.
I have always struggled with pores and redness but this mask has been great, combined with using the copper peel as well, the redness in my skin has calmed down. My face feels firmer, softer and cleansed.
Once I have finished using up the 15ml tube from Love Me Beauty, I will purchase a full size tube to use more often.
Next, we have the Caudalie ‘Energizing and Smoothing Eye Cream’ in a 5ml tube. This item retails at £27.50 in a 15ml tube.
Caudalie claims that this cream will:
- visibly alleviates dark circles
- smooths the eye and lip contours
- giving a refreshed, energised look.
and that this cream is Anti-wrinkle / Anti-dark circles / Fragrance-free. There isn’t a fragrance smell to the product but there is a chemical smell. As with the mask, once you apply the product to the face, the smell is no longer apparent.
This product I have enjoyed so far in using as it gives a dewy finish and brightens the eye area. In the week that I have been testing this product I have noticed a visible reduction in the dark circles under my eyes and the skin in this area appears smoother – especially on the mornings I have to wake up early.
However, the price point for the ‘ml’ received, if you were to buy a full sized tube, can be considered a little steep. For those of you that can afford this, by all means, go ahead and purchase. For those of you on a budget, a student, or someone that just likes to save. I believe that the No7 ‘Early Defence eye cream‘ is extremely similar for a retail price of £13.50.
Savings tip: Every so many months, Boots gives out coupons for No7 allowing for £5 off No7 skincare and £3 off No7 Make-up. At times this coincides with the ‘3 for 2’ offer = A BARGAIN. You could buy this eye serum for £8.50 and collect 32 advantage card points as well. This is a fraction of the cost of the Caudalie eye serum and is a similar product in smell, consistency and dewiness.
Hope you guys enjoyed the review, I’ve enjoyed trying new skincare brands that I (as a student) wouldn’t usually be able to afford.
See ya on Sunday!