NSPA Beauty Rituals Range

NSPA Beauty Rituals Range

NSPA Beauty Rituals Range

Want to hear all about an affordable skincare range that’s available from a supermarket?

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Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair 2

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

I mentioned in my Dermalex review post that I have recently rehauled my skincare regime and have seen great results. Dermalex really helped with controlling my rosacea flare ups and redness but this product is what has helped with everything else.

When I researched Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair before buying it, everybody raved about it’s magical properties but they also made sure that I was under no illusions that it was a instant miracle product. I don’t trust skin care products that promise an instant change – a true, positive change to your skin care regime takes time and patience.

I have been using this serum for about a month and the changes were so subtle that I didn’t even notice them happening.

All of a sudden I realised that my skin was better than it’s ever been: the tone is more even, the dry patches on my cheeks are gone, my skin looks more luminous, smoother and plumped up. If I sound like I’m raving…I am. This stuff is my new ‘can’t live without’ product. As you can see from the pictures, I even got a mini version from eBay so that I can still have it with me on holiday! This product is an investment – by which I mean it’s fairly expensive. It’s £70 for 50ml from Boots. But I only use half a pipette per day so it will last me ages. Plus, from what it does to my face, I don’t begrudge paying it!

You can buy it HERE.

Lex

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair

Garnier Perfect Blur Primer

 

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Dermalex for Rosacea and Couperose

Dermalex for Rosacea and Couperose

Dermalex for Rosacea and Couperose

I was sent this product for review and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to try it. Look at the name: it’s like it was made for me!

Dermalex is a specialised cream that is designed to help alleviate all of the horrid rosacea-associated side effects: redness, dryness, spider veins and the dreaded itch.

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Avene Anti Rougeurs Fort Relief Concentrate

Avene Anti Rougeurs Fort Relief Concentrate

Avene Anti Rougeurs Fort Relief Concentrate

This has been a really tough week for my poor skin: super crazy hours at work which means a lot of stress; weather that can’t make up its mind; no sleep; a leaking roof… You name it, it has gone wrong this week! And the first thing that happens when I have a crazy week? My rosacea plays up. I know my skin so well by now that I can feel it happening before it even flares up and thankfully I have tried enough skincare to know what to do straight away.

I bought the Avene Antirougeurs Fort cream in France and it has seriously rescued me this week. I put it on every evening when I get in from work after cleansing my face. Like all Avene products, this contains Avene thermal spring water which is non-irritating and very soothing for skin that feels red raw. It is designed to reduce redness while taking that awful prickly, tight and hot feeling out of your cheeks.

This stuff is truly genius and I highly recommend it to anyone who has rosacea or sensitive skin. You can buy it HERE from escentual who have great sales fairly often.

Lex

Avene Antirougeurs Fort cream 2 Avene Anti Rougeurs Fort Relief Concentrate

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Avene 50 Plus SPF Cream

Avene 50 plus SPF Cream

Avéne 50 plus SPF Cream

I love summer, but it doesn’t tend to love me. I am very fair and burn if I even look at the sun, so I am very careful with my skin protection in the summer months. I have tried lots of different face creams with high SPFs, but they have all aggravated my rosacea by being too heavy or full of irritants.
This is a very high SPF cream which protects my hyper-sensitive skin from burning, but Avene products are also rich in Avene thermal spring water, which means it’s soothing and non-irritating. I wear this every day in summer, in other seasons I wear it if I know I’m going to be outside for an extended period of time. It isn’t a super lightweight cream but I didn’t find that it made my skin feel too heavy or smothered. They also do an emulsion version, which in hindsight would have been better for my oily skin, I think the cream version is aimed at dry skin types.

It is quite white and you do have to rub it in to make sure you don’t have white patches – however I’m very pale so maybe that would be more annoying or noticeable if you are more tanned.

This comes in a 50ml size, so you can throw it in your hand luggage if you’re going away for a sunny weekend. It also has a pump dispenser which I much prefer to a squeezy tube, which tend to explode all over me on planes!

This was another French pharmacy purchase. I usually wait for Escentual to do one of their amazing sales (you can buy it HERE), or wait to stock up when I go over to France.

Have you used any other Avene products? What’s your summer skin care saviour?

Lex

Avene 50+ SPF Cream

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