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PRODUCT FOCUS: Clarins Extra-Firming Eye Lift Perfecting Serum – Review

Clarins Extra-firming Eye Lifting Perfecting Serum product

This product is making some big promises just in its title alone. This eye serum claims not just to be firming but EXTRA firming. It also claims to be perfecting! These are huge promises to make and colour your perception of the product before you’ve even tried it. I am a bit of an eye cream junkie and have been using it since I was a teenager and even I, who have tried pretty much every … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth Serum – Review

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I have long extolled the virtues of using a serum before applying your moisturiser. A serum penetrates deeper than a regular moisturiser and used correctly – after cleansing and before moisturising – adds extra boosting power to your moisturiser to prevent fine lines and wrinkles. The Body Shop’s Drops of Youth is a fantastic serum that focuses on the first signs of ageing and making them … [Read more...]

PAMPERING: The Lancôme DreamTone Facial at Arnotts Dublin

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After a busy few weeks, coupled with lots of summer sun exposure, it was time to book in for a pampering facial to treat my skin to an extra hit of anti-ageing care in the hands of a professional. With this in mind I popped along to the Beauty Rooms at Arnotts Dublin to try the new Lancôme DreamTone facial. Billed as a skincare product that could offer the skin tone of your dreams, even … [Read more...]

PRODUCT FOCUS: Dermalogica UltraSmoothing Eye Serum – Review

Dermalogica UltraSmoothing Eye Serum

If you’re already a fan of this award-winning skincare brand then I actually don’t need to write anything about this product as once someone discovers Dermalogica they tend to remain devoted to it. However, for those of you who are new to the brand you could do worse than try this eye serum for an introduction. Launched as part of the UltraCalming system which, as the name suggests, helps … [Read more...]

BEAUTY FOCUS: Yves Saint Laurent Forever Light Creator Serum

Yves Saint Laurent Forever Light Creator Serum model

This latest serum from beauty and fashion giant Yves Saint Laurent claims to be a breakthrough in beauty technology, designed to regulate the factors that recreate luminous skin. This is specifically aimed at women aged 30-plus as we don’t start to experience dullness in our complexion until around this time. Lack of luminosity and age spots are an unfortunate sign of the ageing process and … [Read more...]

TRIED & TESTED: PHILOSOPHY WHEN HOPE IS NOT ENOUGH SERUM

Philosophy When Hope is Not Enough

I’ve been a fan of Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar moisturiser since a friend brought me back a jar from America some time ago, so I was looking forward to trying the spin-off serum, When Hope is Not Enough. When hope is not enough, geddit? The promise? “This super-lightweight, oil-free antioxidant serum promises to tone, firm and reduce and prevent wrinkles. This multitasking treatment … [Read more...]

TRIED & TESTED: DR. ANDREW WEIL FOR ORIGINS MEGA-BRIGHT SKIN TONE CORRECTING SERUM

DR. ANDREW WEIL FOR ORIGINS MEGA-BRIGHT SKIN TONE CORRECTING SERUM

After a three week holiday where my skin was exposed to extreme heat, humidity, wind and far too much UV exposure, it’s safe to say that my skin was in desperate need of some repairing tlc. I had been hanging in to a relatively new Origins serum for a couple of months; knowing that, post-holiday, I would need its promised benefits. Promising to ‘correct the past and prevent future … [Read more...]

SKIN HYDRATING CARE

Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster

I’ve been using Dermalogica products for several years and, as with most of my favourite brands, I have my must-have products that I simply can’t live without. Step forward Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster. Suitable for all skin conditions, Skin Hydrating Booster does exactly what it says on the bottle; it provides skin with an essential boost of anti-ageing hydration to smooth and … [Read more...]

THE SUPER SERUM

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If you're in the market for a new serum then you need Olay Regenerist 3 Point Super Serum in your life! This super-concentrated serum, which contains Olay’s most concentrated ingredients (the magic stuff!),  is clinically proven to work wonders on the three key areas of the face, neck and décolletage (chest area); promising to visibly improve the appearance of skin across the face, as well … [Read more...]

FOREVER YOUNG: YSL LAUNCHES NEW SCIENCE-BACKED SKINCARE RANGE

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Next week sees the launch of Yves Saint Laurent’s Forever Youth Liberator range, which uses science to ‘trick’ the skin into regenerating by artificially boosting levels of glycans, complex sugars that play a crucial role in the structure of healthy skin. Experts in ‘glycomics’ or glycobiology - the study of glycans - say they are vital to maintaining the body’s systems but decline … [Read more...]