Sunday, 5 July 2015

It Kiehls So Good #ChangeYourSkin

It is Week 2 of using the Kiehl's facial products that I call The #3Musketeers

Half Way, Beauties!  

All for One and One for All.   

I have not missed a morning or night using The #3Musketeers and all together, they have been very good to my skin.   

I'm seriously in love with The Midnight Recovery Concentrate.  It is the D'Artagnan of the #3Musketeers.  The Main Character and certainly The Star of the Show.

My skin definitely has more moisture, feels smoother, more supple and looks less blotchy.  Even though we are bang slap in the middle of a dry, scratchy Joburg winter that horrible tight feeling when I cleanse my skin, is gone.  It means it's not dehydrated anymore and that makes me extremely happy as that was my main complaint before I started this 28-day challenge.

I'd like to say that my fine lines are diminishing but my wrinkles are pretty deep set, so I think it may just take a little more time.

I've also reduced the quantities of the #SerumExperts that I use. I was finding that in Week 1 my skin was a little oily in the morning.  I now only use 1 pump of the Hyrdo Plumping Retexturising Serum and only 2 drops of the Dark Spot Solution.  I still use 3 drops of the Midnight Concentrate.  Much better combination for me.

I can't wait to see what my skin looks like the end of Week Three.

Some of you may remember that when I started the challenge, I told you I'd be using The ##Musketeers on my right forearm too.  I will be sharing pictures of the different between my right and left forearm next week.  So stay tuned for that....

Friday, 3 July 2015

Because Anybody Can!

Thank you to me&youmobile for choosing me as your winner.

My pretty pink personalised @SuzelleDIY Toolkit arrived this morning and I couldn't be more stoked.
Standby for Suzelle-Mariaan-Inspired vloggy very soon, with a couple of friends where I will show off and demonstrate my toolkit's contents.

D-I-Y.....because Anybody Can

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

See What C can Do

Vitamin C is the monarch of anti-aging vitamins and is vital for mature skin.

Vitamin C provides potent antioxidant protection, shielding skin from damaging free radicals. That’s those annoying rogue molecules that promote premature aging. The most common forms of damage are environmental factors that we can’t get away from - sun damage, pollution and oxygen.

Did you know that smoking also depletes your skin’s Vitamin C?  Yip, all the more reason to quit and keep your skin looking younger for longer.

Here are some of the Benefits:

• Reduces the appearance of dark spots and other types of sun damage
• Boosts healthy collagen production (firmer skin)
• Reduces inflammation and irritation, both of which cause a cascade of damage
• Promotes collagen boosting and natural radiance and clarity
• Fades post-breakout red marks by improving skin’s natural healing response
• Increases the effectiveness of your sunscreens and boosts your skins defence against UV exposure.

The Vitamin C Royalty – Ascorbic Acid 

Ascorbic acid, also known as L-ascorbic acid, has the most research of any form of vitamin C when it comes to benefits for skin. It is also the most commonly used Vitamin C in well-formulated skincare products.

Ascorbic acid is also a powerhouse when mixed with other antioxidants, or when used alone in higher concentrations. Great News! Vitamin C creams are safe to combine with all other skin care products. They work synergistically with other antioxidants, including Vitamin A in the form of Retinol.

For a super powerful anti-aging punch, mix vitamin C and E together.

You’ll be rewarded with a healthy, glowing skin.

Remember to purchase a serum that contains at least 20% Vitamin C, at least 5% Hyaluronic acid, which retains moisture and Ascorbic acid which boosts collagen production.

Read your labels, Beauties!

Remember when you buy a serum with vitamin C, you have to be careful that its contents come as little in contact with the air as possible because the product’s potency can easily be affected negatively. That means you have to keep the bottle always closed ,and with little contact to the sun. A less transparent bottle is always better for protection.

We also want the product to be as natural as possible. A serum that is free of toxic Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Dyes, Silicone, Phthalates, Petrochemicals, Aromas and GMO’s with no colorants and no optical diffusers.

The top 5 MegaStars of the Vitamin C Serums are constantly changing, and there are so many products on the market that keep popping up.

See What C can do for you.... and watch the dazzling transformation.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Head Over Kiehls #ChangeYourSkin

It’s been one week using the Kiehl’s #3Musketeers....  

... and by #3Musketeers I mean the three products that the Beauties at Beauty Bulletin sent to me from the Kiehl's skin care range.  You can read all about them individually over at the forum by clicking on the links below.

I must say..., I feel quite sparkly and sophisticated using these bottles religiously morning and night.

Previously, I didn't do a skin routine in the morning.  I simply didn't have time.  It's normally just wash my face, apply moisturiser and go.  So, this routine has taken a wee bit getting used to. 

To make it easier for myself, I leave the #3Muskateers on my bedside table, so that I will be constantly reminded about the products and the procedure of applying them twice a day.  I don't want to jeopardise the promised end result.   

Gimme 21 days, Beauties…they say it takes 21 days to form a new habit. So far I haven’t missed a morning or night!  My skin feels smoother a lot less dry and completely nourished.

Here are my before and After One Week results.

I am Head Over Kiehls in love with my #3Musketeers!

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Kiehls 3 Muskateers #ChangeYourSkin

Before Pic #nofilter
Happy Friday-Eve, Beauties!

When you turn 40, your skin is branded as “mature”. This is the pivotal time to invest in a trusted, good-quality skin-care product to help you keep your youthful appearance and combat those fine lines and flush away those dark spots.

My "mature" neck and chest area is constantly exposed to the elements and the sun. Its turning crinkly, crumpled and discoloured.  It needs extra attention.

So, I’m eager to try the Kiehl’s Spot Solution on my neck and chest area too. I will be using this product on my right forearm, so that we can measure the difference from one sun-damaged arm to the other one.  

Cleva, right?

I love the Kiehl's packaging of the skin care range.  It is simple, clean and classic and gives the impression of less is more, you know, good quality. 

The smell of the product is fragrance-free so there is no strong odour, which I’m super happy about, because I detest high perfumed facial products.  I can only describe the Kiehl products as Clean-Smelling.  

It has only been four days using the products, but my skin feels smooth and soft and well nourished.  

Stand by on Monday for a full week's report back of each of the 3 products I'm testing and some updated Week 1 "Before and After Pics".

See ya!




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