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FRENCH PHARMACY TOP 10 BEAUTY BUYS: BEST IN SKINCARE AND HAIR

After living in France for almost 4 years I can say I have my all time French Pharmacy favourites! I’ve tested quite a few products all those years and here are the best ones that work for me:

Lierac Mesolift Serum: http://bit.ly/2ny4O3J
Avene Skin Recovery Cream: http://bit.ly/2n8qxhX
Avene Thermal Water: http://bit.ly/2mZOuHL
Sanoflore Gelee Magnifica: http://bit.ly/2mZNIKI
Caudalie Eau de Beauté: http://bit.ly/2ny0G3Q & http://bit.ly/2nPgUl7
Onagrine Huile Native: http://bit.ly/2mFIcdS
Lierac Hydra Chrono + Levres: http://bit.ly/2n8ouuk
La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5: http://bit.ly/2n8ogmC
Saforelle Gentle Cleansing Care: http://bit.ly/2n8q4Mt
Leonor Greyl L’Huile de Leonor Greyl: http://bit.ly/2mCv34m

I realised I left out such an important product!! I absolutely adore the Bioderma Atoderm Intensive Baum, which was was the only body cream that ever saved my extra dry cracked skin!  http://bit.ly/2mCHGMF

 

Do you have any French Pharmacy favourite? Share your tips in the comments!

XX,

Ariella

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ALL MY SKINCARE: THE ORDINARY, DR ORGANIC & MORE

I have been trying so many skincare products this past year and it’s time to share my thoughts on them! Everything from The Ordinary and Dr Organic brands, vitamin C and SPF products, see what I’m liking and what’s working well for me. I have a very nice post on the benefits of vitamin C, how to introduce retinol into your skincare routine, and all about my favourite face oil.

Don’t forget to subscribe and rate this video positively if you’ve enjoyed it!

XX,

Ariella

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DARK CIRCLES TREATMENT: CARBOXYTHERAPY AND MICRONEEDLING

 

Hey guys, two weeks ago I underwent a beauty procedure at Bellezza Clinic in London to treat my dark circles. I never, ever in my life had suffered from dark circles and undereye bags until I had two children! Lack of sleep and tiredness took a tool on my face and I decided to try carboxytherapy and microneedling offered to me by the clinic.

The first treatment consists in injecting CO2 around our eyes, which will result in a massive oxygenation of the area. It improves circulation and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, it’s very safe and painless (although if feels uncomfortable).

The second treatment, which is done right after the first one, consists in using a derma pen with microneedles to create microscopical punctures, stimulating fibroblasts. They also add a cocktail of tailored vitamins and minerals according to your skin needs, helping reduce hyperpigmentation and fine lines. Downtime is also little!

You can check all the details on the video, and see how it went as well as my thoughts on it! You can also get 50% of discount in any treatment, check the details on the description box of the video!

Have you tried any of these treatments yourself? Let me know in the comments!

XX,

Ariella

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MINIMD MICRODERMABRASION SYSTEM REVIEW

Hey everyone! I’ve been testing the MiniMD Microdermabrasion System that Trophy Skin sent me and I did a full detailed review on it. Check the video to see my thoughts on it, how to use it properly and what’s great and not so great about it. Don’t forget to subscribe here!

XX,

Ariella

 

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LATEST BEAUTY PRODUCTS I’VE BEEN USING

Hey, guys! I’ve uploaded a new video on my Youtube Channel and it’s all about the latest beauty products I’ve been using. I talk about makeup, skincare and hair, sharing what I’m loving as well as those products I’m not loving so much. And they are all listed below the video!

Also, make sure you subscribe here for more!

XX,

Ariella

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ORGANIC FACE OIL AS LUXURIOUS AS RODIN

ORGANIC FACE OIL AS LUXURIOUS AS RODIN

Hey, guys!

I’ve been in a massive skincare research this past year and I’ve been discovering a lot of interesting products (wich I’ll be sharing with you here on the blog!). Of course, we are always looking for the best result with the best price, but it’s not always possible. For a while, I was intrigued by the famous and celebrity-adored Rodin Olio Lusso, a luxurious blend of 11 facial oils with incredible scent, properties, and a quite expensive price tag.

Although its formulation looked so incredible, there were lots of people on the internet saying how easily you can make your own face oil at home mixing your favourite ones, that you should be buying from reliable sources.  It didn’t look that simple to me, especially that if you look for each and every oil and you try to get the purest or great quality ones, you will not pay as cheap in the end for all those oils. And you have no idea how much of each  you should be using to start with, so I definitely wouldn’t go for this uncertain path!!

It was when I found at Amazon this oil from Green Keratin called Q10 Plus Vitamin E Facial Oil Complex Night Elixir. It’s and organic UK made product, and its ingredients are nothing less than an amazing blend of effective oils to promote emollience and skin rejuvenation. And guess what? There are 11 oils (like Olio Lusso) plus a few other components. I’ll list below what each one contains and their comparison.

Contained in both:

  • Neroli Oil: Loaded with minerals and vitamins, especially vitamin C, improves elasticity and helps to soften wrinkles.
  • Apricot Oil: Rich in oleic and linoleic acids, vitamins A and E, gives skin clarity and suppleness without feeling greasy.
  • Argan Oil: Rich in fatty acids, vitamins A and E and antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory, moisturizing properties and boosts cell production.
  • Rosehip Oil: contains vitamin C, A, omega 6 and 9, lycopene and beta-carotene, promotes collagen production, cell regeneration, fights pigmentation and aging skin.
  • Almond Oil: packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins and fatty acids, is an excellent emollient.
  • Jojoba Oil: rich in vitamin E, is antioxidant and prevents dryness, nourishes the skin without being greasy.
  • Evening Primrose Oil: contains gamma-linolenic acids, is astringent and enhances the epidermal barrier.

Contained in Olio Lusso:

  • Sunflower Oil: a blend of glycerides and fatty acids that help moisturizing skin.
  • Calendula Flower Oil: is a great emollient with antifungal, antibacterial and antiseptical properties.
  • Arnica Montana Flower Extract: it’s beneficial for swollen and puffy skin.
  • Jasmine: skin softener with calming effects.

Contained in Complex Night Elixir:

  • Kukui Oil: skin conditioning with fatty acids.
  • Kiwi Oil: contains vitamins C and E and boosts skin’s health.
  • Watermelon seed Oil: Emollient, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
  • Avocado Oil: protects against free radicals, moisturizes and smoothes skin.
  • Squalane: anti-oxidant rich, age-fighting emollient.
  • Coenzyme Q10: antioxidant and skin conditioning.

I decided to purchase the Complex Night Elixir over the Rodin Olio Lusso because of the price (the Night Elixir is around 15£). I have been using it for 5 months now and can say I am very pleased with it. It hydrates my skin without feeling greasy – I only need a small pump or around 3 drops to cover my entire face, it smells a bit like a spa product – that luxurious feeling, and my skin is looking very good. I was previously using retinol before this oil and I think in combination with vitamin C, it helped to keep my skin glowing. I would definitely repurchase as I’m convinced by the benefits of this product and the price is really good!

Do you use any face oils in your skincare routine? Share your favourites in the comments!

XX,

Ariella

 

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