Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Think It May Be Time To Use Some Good Eye Cream

It may have taken me 27 years, but I have finally got myself an eye cream I actually like.

After lots of research online, I decided to try the Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado.

The eye cream is enriched with avocado oil, Vitamin A and fatty acids to provide intense hydration to the delicate eye area.

It has a thick consistency which rubs in to your skin easily. It moisturises my skin so well and considering it is so thick, it is still fine to use under your make up too. I have noticed that under my eyes is a lot more hydrated than usual after using this once-twice a day for a few weeks. It really is the perfect treatment for tired eyes and for people who want a more deeply hydrating eye cream.

It is only a 14g pot, which I am sure would put some people off, but a small amount goes a lonnnggg way with this cream, I have been using it for a few months now and I have not even used half the tub. So considering it is £20.00, it actually is quite reasonably priced compared to some other eye creams out there.

The only negative is that when my eczema is flared up on my face, if I put this cream on my eyes it hurts so so bad. So I tend to only use it when my skin is okay. This does make me wonder though whether it is suited for those with very sensitive skin.  I haven't really noticed any difference when it comes to my undereye bags though, so if that is your main reason for purchasing this, maybe give it a miss.

You can buy it from the Kiehl's website here for £20.00.

Have you tried this before? Do you have any good eye creams you can recommend to me?

Love Lauren

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

A tan that works for eczema prone dry and sensitive skin

Since my eczema has started to become worse and worse, one product I have really struggled to use is fake tan.

I am ridiculously pale, so when I go out somewhere nice, I do not feel ready without a tan. Due to my skin becoming increasingly sensitive, I seem to react to any of my usual fake tans like St Tropez and Garnier. My skin seems to be covered in dry and red rashes within hours of me applying fake tan.

I decided to try the Palmer's Cocoa Butter Natural Bronze Body Lotion to see whether a gradual tan would work better with my skin.

The gradual tan claims to build and maintain a natural looking tan with 24 hour moisture. The lotion is made with a special combination of pure Cocoa Butter and Vitamin E to keep skin looking beautiful with a natural-looking glow.

I apply the lotion all over my skin and it sinks in immediately, which is a bonus as I hate having to wait around for ages for my tan to dry. The lotion smells beautifully of cocoa butter which again is a bonus compared to the usual 'biscuit' smell of fake tan.

I notice my skin darkening usually after around 5 hours. My skin looks so naturally bronzed and so healthy looking. I really was surprised with how good this actually turned out.

I find just one application gives me enough glow for day to day normal life, rather than applying it every day. I only apply it two days in a row if I am going on a night out where I want a darker looking tan. This really took me buy surprise as I usually find gradual tanners take days and days of continual use to even show a slight tan on my skin.

I will be using this now every week to keep my skin glowing throughout the summer. My skin is left lovely and soft with not one dry patch or rash in sight.

I do love this fake tanning product but would love to find an organic product next time if possible. If you are aware of any, please let me know.

Have you tried this before?

Love Lauren

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Snail Gel is good for your skin?

I have tried out a variety of different products from Dr Organic and have loved everything I have tried so far. About 8 weeks ago, I was browsing through my local Holland and Barrett at the Dr Organic range and came across the Organic Snail Gel Anti-Aging Facial Serum.

The serum claims to restore, soothe and nourish your skin. It also claims to improve your skin's hydration by 32% after 4 weeks of use, now if you have read my posts before you will know that I have very dry skin, so anything that will help hydrate my skin is a  product I want to try. It is free from parabens, SLS, mineral oil and silicones. No SLS = a happy Lauren.

The serum contains Helix Aspersa Muller secretion, which helps with the restoration of damaged tissue whilst replenishing moisture. It sounded too good to not try, so I had to buy it.

I tested it out every day for just over a month. I applied it after my toner and before my facial moisturiser and facial oil. It leaves my skin feeling so smooth and moisturised it is unreal. I need all the help I can get with moisturising my skin as it is very very dry, and this really does the trick. It has such a lovely lemony scent to it and the serum sinks in to your skin instantly.

I do not know whether I would say my skin has increased in hydration by 32% after 4 weeks though, as Dr Organic claims, I would say it is pretty much the same as it was before. It is a little expensive compared to other Dr Organic products but isn't that badly priced for facial serum. I will keep using this but I wouldn't say it is one of my holy grail of products, it is just nice when I want a quick moisture boost.

If you want to try this yourself, you can buy it here for £18.99.

Has anyone else tried this before? What serum do you use?

Love Lauren