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The Top 5 Anti-aging Beauty Trends in 2017!

Aging can start as early as your late 20s. Notice how beauty companies are marketing anti-aging products for women in their 20s and mid-30s. Gone were the days when anti-aging products were only for women 40 and beyond. The late 20s and mid-30s are described by dermatologists as the pre-aging stage, when the lines around the eyes and mouth may start to show.

Whether you just approached the pre-aging stage or are already in your golden years, worry no more because this year is a year for exciting innovations. The top anti-aging products of 2017 contain smart ingredients. Some of them are unexpectedly on the list. Who would have thought that probiotics would be the next big thing in skincare? To further give you more ideas about looking fresh and young, here are products and procedures to keep on your radar this year.

1) Topical and ingestible probiotics

Recent studies suggest that good bacteria, such as lactobacillus and bifidobacterium are beneficial for the skin. These probiotic bacteria have tons of benefits and one of them is supercharging our gut health. It’s all about taking care of the body from the inside out to reveal a young-looking skin on the outside. We ingest probiotics through food and supplements. Some good sources of probiotics are kefir, dark chocolate, and miso soup. On the other hand, topical probiotics are known to be an effective treatment against many skin conditions like eczema and acne.

2) Hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is a carbohydrate that naturally occurs in the human body. However, our body decreases its ability to produce hyaluronic acid as we age. This is why synthetic versions gained much popularity in the previous years. They will continue to emerge this year because of their ability to boost skin elasticity. This gel-like molecule that is often used on moisturizers hydrates the skin by drawing in moisture from the surrounding environment. It usually works on all skin types but dermatologists highly recommend them for patients with dry and acne-prone skin.

3) Soft and gentle cleansers

Scrubs and cleansers with harsh ingredients will take a backseat this time around. Instead, ultra gentle cleansers that promise not to strip the skin while removing impurities will take the lead. These soft cleansers use natural exfoliants that are effective in terms of clarifying the skin’s surface.

4) Mesotherapy

The Euphoria Cosmedic Clinic Gold Coast is one of the well-known clinics in Australia that offers this procedure. This technique is known to reduce wrinkles, tighten skin, enhance collagen, and hydrate the skin — all that you need to achieve naturally-looking young skin. In general, you will be required to undergo at least five sessions to get effective results.

5) Non-chemical sunscreen

The best sunscreens of 2017 do not contain any of the scary ingredients such as oxybenzone and octinoxate. These ingredients are known for their bad reputation. For instance, oxybenzone can cause allergic reactions when absorbed by the skin. It’s highly suggested that you opt for physical sunscreens that only contain natural minerals like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.

As you might have noticed, the year 2017 is a year of the P’s: protection and prevention. Protection involves the use of the most underrated skincare product, the sunscreen. For some, it could also mean undergoing treatments to achieve the best results. On the other hand, prevention is all about cleansing the skin in the gentlest way possible as well as keeping it healthy from the inside.

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iHerb Haul #11 – Skincare, hair care products & more!

Hey guys,

Here is yet another iHerb haul. This one is actually from Sep 2016, but I took time to try out everything to give a thorough review for you guys.

This haul focuses on skincare, health and haircare products.

iHerb haul

The Toner by Jeffrey James Botanicals – I decided to try this brand because it has so many rave reviews. I have used a DIY ACV toner for a really long time & pretty much don’t experiment with toners. But decided to give this one a try.

The Toner

It contains Vitamin C, Colloidal Silver & Camu Camu berry. It helps the skin fight against free radicals, restores balance to the skin, is antioxidant rich & firms and brightens.

It has a really lovely, refreshing scent of roses. It can be used in two ways –

○ as a toner – just spray 2 to 3 pumps onto a cotton pad and wipe away the day’s impurities from your skin. No need to wash it off.

○ as a mist – just spritz it directly onto your face and neck for a refreshing feeling. Leave it as it is, without wiping off.

It comes in a spray bottle. I definitely recommend it.

Price : $16.80 (Approx AED 61.70) for a 118 ml glass bottle. Currently though, at the time of writing this post, this product’s price has been increased to $19.20 (Approx AED 70.52), which is still 20% lower than how much you get it for, normally.

The Serum by Jeffrey James Botanicals – This is a deeply hydrating serum with over 50% Hyaluronic acid in it. It’s definitely a great serum and does what it says. It also contains Vitamin C & Green Tea.

The Serum

It has a slightly runny consistency, perfect for a smooth application. It is transparent and comes in a bottle fitted with a nozzle, which is very convenient.

Price : $30.80 (Approx AED 113.13) for a 59 ml glass bottle. However, it’s current price is $35.20 (Approx AED 129.29) & still, 20% lower than it’s regular price.

While Jeffrey James brand is definitely on the higher price range, it is of high quality and not just that, it is also crueltyfree, paraben free, sulphate free & gluten free. Both products mentioned above are good for all skin types.

Bee Propolis Trio supplement by NaturaNectar – This is a supplement that gives overall health, immune support, improves respiratory system and much more. It says ‘Trio’ because it’s a combination of three types of Premium Brazilian Bee Propolis – Brown (85%), Green (10%) & Red (5%).

Bee Propolis

I bought this for my mom and she took 1 capsule per day. She has felt a burst of energy and also her constant cough went down. She recommends it a lot.

Price : $24.74 (Approx AED 90.87) for 60 veggie capsules (2 month supply). But, since it was one of the Brands of the Week, I got a 20% discount and thus paid only $19.79 (Approx AED 72.69) for it.

Andalou Naturals Pumpkin Honey Glycolic Mask – I generally love glycolic masks because they always brighten up the skin by gently dissolving and sweeping away dull, dry surface cells, exfoliating and resurfacing for an even tone, smooth texture, and a luminous complexion.

Glycolic mask

This one in particular, doesn’t disappoint at all. It contains Manuka honey & organic pumpkin. It’s a really lovely mask. It can be applied on dry or damp skin, but I prefer applying on damp skin since it feels less abrasive and more comfortable that way.

Price : $12.71 (Approx AED 46.68) for a 50 gms tub

This mask, just like any other Andalou Naturals products, is vegan, crueltyfree and gluten free.

Boar bristle brush for fine hair by Bass Brushes – This is a much hyped about product. Finally, I decided to try it too when I saw one that is specifically made for my hair type (fine). You have got to experience it!. It’s amazing. Here is a before and after pic :

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Definitely not one of my best pics. But, to be honest, I clicked it to show a friend and not for the blog.

It smoothes the hair and gives it a very natural shine. It also works out tangles. The handle is made of pure bamboo. It can be used even on wet hair!. This hair brush is gentle enough to be used as a baby brush too. Such a lovely product and it’s quality is awesome for the price it’s offered at.

Boar bristle brush

Price : $10.20 (Approx AED 37.46). Currently though, it’s price has been reduced to $9.89 (Approx AED 36.33).

Cedarwood essential oil by Now Foods – I bought this because Cedarwood oil helps massively in hair loss. In fact, it’s a product that’s recommended for alopecia patients. It’s my first time trying an essential oil and having heard of how potent it could be, I was sceptical. However, after much researching, I understood that this one can be used neat (directly). So, I have been using 2 – 3 drops directly to spots that needs more hair or by mixing it with hair oils. There is definitely a difference, though it’s not magical.

Cedarwood essential oil

If you are planning to buy this one, I suggest you check out the ‘Atlas Cedarwood oil’ like this one, because apparently that’s the one that’s used more in hair treatments. The one that I bought is extracted from the bark of a Juniper tree and not from a true Cedar it seems!. Bummer. But it does work. Also, since this oil has antiseptic properties, I use couple of drops of it in my foot soak.

Price : $4.57 (Approx AED 16.79) for a 30 ml bottle. Currently, it’s price has been reduced to $4.04 (Approx AED 14.84).

Replenish & Repair oil by The Jane Carter Solution – This hair oil contains Maracuja oil, Coconut oil & Sunflower oil. It is a light yellow colored, lightweight oil, with a subtle, pleasant scent.

Jane Carter hair oil

This is a vegan & crueltyfree haircare brand.

Price : $10.80 (Approx AED 39.67) for a 177 ml bottle.

Hyaluronic Acid serum by Reviva Labs – This is hands down one of the BEST serums out there. I saw a massive change within a couple of uses itself. My skin is plumped, very much more hydrated and supple. Absolutely love it and I can’t recommend it enough!

Hyaluronic acid serum

It’s transparent and has a slightly runny consistency. My skin seems to just drink up this product. In the first pic, you can see that I have bought two bottles. One was for my sil and she has had a very similar experience too.

Reviva Labs serum

It says here, on the bottle, that it contains ‘professional strength’ hyaluronic acid, however, the exact value is not written anywhere. Reviva Labs is a fantastic brand, that’s much raved about. I am glad I tried this product. It’s like a Holy Grail product ♡

It can be used alone for a hydration boost or under a cream. I use it at night, below my skincare oil and follow it up with my night cream. It comes in a glass bottle, with a pump.

Price : $14.31 (Approx AED 52.56) for a bottle containing 29.5 ml. Since I bought two, I got a 5% ‘Quantity discount’. Thus my total was $27.19 (Approx AED 99.87). Currently though, this product’s price has been reduced to $11.37 (Approx AED 41.76) per bottle.

Lift & Firm cream by Andalou Naturals – This is a repeat purchase for my brother. I think it’s his third tub. He swears by it and says no other cream has worked this well at moisturizing his skin.

Andalou Naturals

Price : $21.21 (Approx AED 77.90) for a 50 ml tub.

Shipment & Loyalty credit

Shipment was via DHL & it cost $8.86 (Approx AED 32.54) this time. It was shipped the very next day from US and reached me in UAE in 3 days. Love their fast shipping.

iHerb was giving back a loyalty credit of 10% of the bill total, back in 2016 (Currently, it’s 5%). So, I ended up getting $15.41 which could be used towards my next order, if placed within 2 months. Awesome savings!.

iHerb has made many changes to their site in 2017. That’s why they have reduced the prices of over 20000 products and increased the prices of a few products. Also, they have introduced ‘Shipping Savers’, which are products that can be added into your cart to help lower your shipping charges. To check the list of those products, click here.

Let me know if you need product suggestions etc while shopping at iHerb. I love to help out.♡

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Review : Glow Radiance Defy powder!

Hi guys,

It’s my first time trying a Collagen & Hyaluronic Acid food supplement. Collagen as you might already know, makes the skin more elastic and youthful, while Hyaluronic Acid helps the skin retain moisture, thus keeping it hydrated.

Glow Radiance’s Defy powder contains 5000mg of hydrolized collagen, which is pretty concentrated and 50mg of Sodium Hyaluronate in each serving. Serving size is 1 scoop, which comes along with the powder. I was pretty excited trying this product since it’s being ingested and hence works on a cell level. Surely there are many products out there which can be applied topically. Ofcourse they do work well but the Defy powder is superior since it’s a food supplement that has a fast absorption.

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This powder comes in a tin and contains 200 gms. It’s a 40 days supply. I waited until I completed the entire course before doing this review, so that I can write a thorough one. The result is amazing!. My skin looks really great and I even got many compliments on my hydrated, moisturised skin. Since many know that I keep trying new creams and such, the common question was ‘Which cream are you using currently?’. Lol!.

Glow Radiance Defy powder

The powder is cream in color, has a strange smell and tastes pleasant. It’s an umami taste. To use it, simply dissolve a scoop of powder in a glass of water after meal once daily. It contains no sugar, salt, starch, yeast, milk, egg, shellfish, preservatives, artificial flavors or color & is made in France.

My skin looks plumped, youthful, more supple and as if there is an inner glow. Glow Radiance’s motto itself is ‘Boost beauty from within’ which I think is really apt. It was during the third week that I started noticing an overall smooth effect. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who wishes to defy age itself (i.e. to an extent).

One thing I found a bit disappointing was that I thought it would diminish my smile lines which are a bit deep, since I smile a lot :D. But it didnt affect it at all. My eye area looks better though and I feel the fine lines there have softened. It also helps in keeping more lines at bay.

Price : AED 270 for a 200 gms tin

Definitely a product worth checking out if you are into an anti-aging skincare routine, just like me. Click here to buy.

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Note: This product was sent to me for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own and honest.

iHerb Haul #10 – Skincare products & more!

Hi guys!

Here is my recent haul from the best online shopping site ever, iHerb!.

iHerb haul

1) Andalou Naturals Lift & Firm Cream – You will find this product in one of my previous hauls. That time though, I had bought it for my brother. Recently he raved about it to me and so I had to get it for myself. This cream has Hyaluronic Acid, DMAE and fruit stem cell complex (Apple / Grape). The main ingredient in it is certified organic Aloe Vera and also has Argan & Jojoba oils. This product is supposed to help with diminishing the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, fade hyperpigmentation and improve overall texture for a visibly lifted, firmer complexion.

Andalou Naturals

I found it to be extremely hydrating and nourishing. It imparts a soft, supple feeling. It’s white in color, has a light Vanilla like scent and has a lovely, creamy texture. A little comes a long way. It’s meant to be used in the daytime. Though not shown here, I bought two of this, the other one a repeat purchase for bro.

Price – $19.96 (Approx AED 73.32) for a tub containing 50 ml.

2) Andalou Naturals Night Repairing cream– Since I bought the day cream, I decided to check out the night cream too, as it’s a known fact that when you get products from the same range, it goes well together, works hand in hand and helps you achieve your goal in a lesser amount of time. This product contains certified organic Aloe Vera, Cacao butter, Hyaluronic Acid, Rosehip oil, Evening Primrose oil, Avocado oil and more. The Resveratrol & CoQ10 in it works as antioxidants, to stimulate circulation, slow cellular damage and speedy healthy cell renewal for improved skin texture.

Andalou Naturals

This cream has a balm like texture and is very light. It has a chocolatey smell, which I really liked. A little goes a long way with this product too. It sinks in really fast leaving skin looking healthy and slightly dewy.

Price – $19.96 (Approx ) for a tub containing 50 ml.

Based on my experience with both these products I would definitely recommend you the Andalou Naturalsbrand. Also, I preferred it because it is vegan, cruelty free, paraben free, sulphate free, Non- GMO & gluten free. When you use chemical free products, it really makes a wonderful difference in your skin. Both of these creams that I purchased are from their ‘Age Defying’ range and targets ‘Dry & Very Dry’ skin types.

3) Avocado oil by Now Solutions– I love this oil so much since it’s multi purpose. I use it both as a nourishing face oil in my night time skin care routine and as a hydrating oil for my dry hair. This is a repeat purchase. Only difference though, is that last time, I had bought a smaller bottle (118 ml) while this time, it’s a larger one (473 ml).

Avocado oil

Price – $12.22 (Approx AED 44.89) for a bottle containing 473 ml.

4) Nubian Heritage Indian Hemp & Tamanu Deep Treatment Masque– Since I have dry hair, I wanted to try a product like this one. Funny enough, I don’t use it as a masque but as an overnight leave-in conditioner. The actual usage of it is to work it into damp hair from roots to end, cover hair with plastic cap for 45 mins and then to rinse off. However, I simply work it into my hair from the middle part until the very tips and leave it overnight. Next day when I wash my hair, it feels soft and manageable.

Nubian Heritage

It is white in color and has a thick texture. I first rub it in between both my hands, warm it up just a bit that way and massage it into the hair. This mask contains great ingredients such as Tamanu oil, Monoi oil, nutrient-rich Garlic extract and Bamboo to fortify hair. This is made for dry, textured and damaged hair. Overall, it’s a nice masque but not one I would urge you to buy because my expectations were really high for this product and it falls short of it.

Nubian Heritage

Price – $11.99 (Approx AED 44.04) for a tub containing 340 gms.

5) Hyaluronic Acid Firming Serum by Now Solutions– I was looking for a serum that hydrates well but doesn’t cost a lot. So, I chose this one. It’s supposed to naturally reduce appearance of fine lines.

Hyaluronic Acid Serum

I love the runny texture of this product. A little goes a looong way. On application, it feels like my skin just drinks it up, leaving it hydrated. It has this extremely refreshing scent. It reminds me of the smell of the leaf of lemon tree. I would like to say this could be a cheaper version of Mad Hippie’s Exfoliating serum, which I have reviewed earlier. No doubt their ingredients are worlds apart but am comparing just the texture and feel of the products.

I love any product that comes with a pump because it’s convenient and mess-free. So, I was delighted to see a pump on this one. However, I was surprised to see that there is no tube inside the bottle. On reading it’s back side, I understood that it uses an airless pump. So, you gotta shake the bottle, then pump to get rid of excess air and then product is dispensed out. If not, shake again. The base rises each time you pump. But I rather prefer a bottle with a pump/tube mechanism. But still, I love this product so much!. I HIGHLY recommend it!. Also, it’s paraben free, cruelty free and gluten free.

Price – $11.04 (Approx AED 40.55) for a bottle containing 30 ml.

6) Badger Beard Balm – I got this for my brother since of late he is into grooming his beard. According to him, it’s a nice product and he would recommend it. It is a cruelty free product.

Badger Beard Balm

Price – $14.39 (Approx AED 52.86) for a tin containing 56 gms.

Discounts and Shipping

iHerb has introduced something new. A loyalty program!. After each purchase, 10% of your bill total (excluding shipping charges) is placed in your iHerb account. It has a validity of 60 days. Next time you purchase within this time frame, this amount is deducted from your bill total!. For this purchase of mine, I got $9.76 (Approx AED 35.85) :).

Since Andalou Naturals was one of the ‘Brands of the Week’ at the time of my purchase, I got an extra 20% off it, thus saving $11.97 (Approx AED 43.97) on three products!

The shipping via DHL was amazingly fast and it reached me from US to UAE in just 3 days. Gotta love how fast DHL’s service is. Shipping cost me $8 (Approx AED 29.38), since iHerb had a special offer running that month that no matter how much ever the weight is of the package, you can get it shipped for a flat rate of $8. There really is no other site that offers you so much value!.

Use my code SCZ695 at checkout to get $5 off your first purchase!

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Let’s talk about dragon’s blood!

No Dragons were harmed in the making of the magical celebrity favourite Rodial range!

Don’t we all dream of something a little ‘far, far away’ and something with a sprinkle of magic and dragons? Step up the magical Dragon’s Blood range from Rodial. Ok, it’s not exactly magical, but this exciting range from the innovative brand is aimed at us ladies who are in need of a little boost.

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So, we bet you’re dying to know how Dragon’s Blood works? And what’s with the name? Dragons Blood is sourced from the red sap of the ‘sangre de drago’ tree (drago’ dragon, get it?) historically used for medicinal and healing purposes, and it’s all about giving you a second skin-look. In just three months trial volunteers saw an increase in skin elasticity by 92%, and a reduction of 72% in skin-sagging – what a result! It’s also ideal for sensitive or stressed skin to plump out fine lines and protect from the elements while also hydrating the deepest layers of the skin.

Cameron Diaz, Lady Gaga, Elle MacPherson, Emma Stone and Jennifer Lopez are just a few of the A-listers that swear by Rodial, the classic skincare range that the stars rely on to look their best. Let’s take a look at why they love it so much:

Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water – AED 195 Remove all traces of make-up and give skin a burst of freshness with dragon’s blood cleansing water, a gentle, hydrating and soothing cleansing water for the eyes and face. This non-sting, no rinse formula is infused with refreshing Rose Water to remove make-up and impurities, whilst Dragon’s Blood soothes sensitive and stressed skin. Vitamin B3 illuminates and evens skin tone for an instant burst of energy and an instantly brighter complexion.

Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Tonic  – AED 225 The instant skin reviver! Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Tonic is an innovative Hyaluronic formula that locks in moisture for 24 hours. Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Tonic is packed with skin soothing Rose Water and Dragon’s Blood to comfort sensitive skin whilst protecting against external aggressions. This skincare essential is ideal for an instant energy boost, soothing in-flight refreshment or to set make-up. Vitamin B3 and Zinc instantly brighten for a refreshed and even complexion. Skin is deeply hydrated, firmer and pores appear more refined.

Dragon’s Blood Advanced XXL Sculpting Serum – AED 865 This triple potency dragon’s Blood Serum is to sculpt, define and re-densify the skins appearance with biomimetic TGF, red snow algae and Hema’Tîte™. It infuses the skin with intense doses of our unique dragon’s blood complex. Targeting to help improve the skin’s bounce and elasticity so facial contours appear re-defined with the look of wrinkles “plumped-up” smoothing the skin’s surface whilst maintaining optimum hydration levels from the deepest layers.

Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel –  AED 495 An innovative anti-aging formula that helps to volumise and define facial contours. Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel works by forming a unique second skin-like film around the face which effectively protects the skin against environmental aggressors and reduces redness and is ideal for sensitive and stressed skin. Collagen boosting ingredients like Pomegranate Ellagic Tannin help to firm whilst myrrh plumps the skin by increasing the fat storage in the skin to give an overall smoother, plumper and more youthful looking complexion with defined facial contours.

Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Moisturiser SPF 15 – AED 335 Protect and perfect skin with Dragon’s Blood Moisturiser SPF 15, a multi-function day moisturiser to plump and firm dehydrated skin for 24 hours. Hyaluronic Acid and Gransil provide long lasting moisture and tighten fine lines. Chromabright and Vitamin B3 even skin tone and illuminate for a brighter complexion whilst Dragon’s Blood soothes and protects sensitive skin.

Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Night Cream – AED 395 Dragon’s blood Hyaluronic Night Cream is an XXL hydrating plumping moisturiser. This overnight skin perfecting moisturiser works to target all the visible signs of aging while you sleep. Retinol penetrates deep into the skin to help plump and minimise the appearance of fine lines while hyaluronic acid reduces the look of wrinkles by the morning. Chromabright technology helps brighten the appearance of the skin and dragon’s blood soothes for a smoother looking, hydrated complexion by the morning!

Dragon’s Blood Eye Gel – AED 295 Target fine lines and dark circles in one with our instantly cooling Dragon’s Blood Eye Gel containing Rose Water, Arnica and Dragon’s Blood. Instantly brighter after application, the delicate eye area is restructured to thicken translucent skin and plump wrinkles. Hyaluronic Acid comforts dehydrated skin and refines the skin’s surface for wide awake eyes.

Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Mask – AED 269 Drench your skin with moisture with this amazing plumping and soothing face mask. Hyaluronic Acid and tensors immediately plump fine lines and tighten wrinkles whilst providing comfort to dehydrated skin. It works to reduce redness with anti-oxidant benefits whilst Gransil smooth’s imperfections for a smoother and firmer complexion.

Dragon’s Blood Eye Masks – AED 269 A recent addition to the cult Dragon’s Blood range, these innovative eye masks combine the expertise in bio-cellulose technology with our unique dragon’s blood complex to intensely hydrate and moisturise the eye area. The dragons blood extract works as a second skin whilst soothing and repairing the skin cells. The Hyaluronic Acid works instantly to plump and hydrate, helping the eyes to appear firmer, plumper and younger! Arnica extract helps to reduce the look of under-eye puffiness and dark circles for an instant, brighter-eyed appearance. If your eyes are lacking life and starting to show signs of aging this eye mask is your solution!

Rodial products are available from Paris Gallery, Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdales and House of Fraser. For more information please visit www.rodial.co.uk .

About Rodial

Rodial was founded in 1999 by Maria Hatzistefanis and was designed to bridge the gap in the market between scientific and more natural based skincare. The brand is now available in more than 2000 doors and 35 countries worldwide. Rodial is based in London and is now recognised as a leading global brand with a huge celebrity following. Rodial offers natural alternatives to injectables & plastic surgery procedures, delivering targeted treatments to specific skin concerns combining the best of anti-aging and firming ingredients. By combining Rodial’s laboratory’s scientific expertise and clinical testing with their unique knowledge of natural skin treatments, Rodial bring you the ultimate in skincare.

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Note: This is a press release, aiming at promotion to a wider audience. I am not compensated in any way for the publication of this post.

Introduction to Pose Organic Cosmetics and mini review!

Hey all,

I would like to introduce an organic, toxin free, cruelty free brand called POSE cosmetics to you today. This brand’s products are made in USA in FDA and USDA certified facility. The company called Eterspace imports this brand and distributes it in the UAE.

I love using organic products, because even from the very first application you will feel your skin benefiting from it and loving it. This is not a detailed review since I was provided only sachets for review and not full size products that I could try on for longer. Scroll down for my mini review/first impression.

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Here are the descriptions of each cream, according to their website :

Protective Face cream

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It combines organic extract and oils with Hyaluronic acid, PABA and mineral sunscreens. Designed for everyday use protects the skin from harmful UV rays, moisturizes, tightens, tones the skin and provides it with a lovely, shiny glowing look . Grape seed and Witch Hazel extracts fights the ravages of aging , stabilize the barrier function of the skin, reduces skin redness and has anti – oxidant properties as well. Shea butter is an extremely therapeutic emollient penetrating the skin leaving it feeling soft and smooth. Black Willow Bark stimulates the skin and cell growth and together with Rosemary reduce puffiness and swelling resulting in firmer skin and better skin tone. PABA, the part of Vitatim B complex, is required for the formation of folic acid and acts as a perfect UV sunscreen. Smart ingredients of this cream adjust the moisturizing effects depending on your skin’s needs. Ingredients synergetically combined protect your skin and provide it with healthy looking and cleared complexion.

Spa Herbal Face cream

pol_pm_POSE-SPA-Herbal-Face-Cream-Ziolowy-krem-do-twarzy-SPA-50-ml-2553_1Synergetic, rich in organic herbal active substances cream that soothes, balances and relaxes your skin taking it for the SPA session. Reduces irritation, rashes and other skin complaints and helps fight the hypersensitivity, inflammation and allergic conditions. Improves granulation and tissue regeneration. Reduces puffiness and cleanses pores of impurities. This cream tightens and tones, nourishes and protects your skin. Flavonoids and lipophilic compounds help to reduce the capillary fragility which strengthens the skin and reduces redness. The smart ingredients of this cream like hyaluronic acid adjust the moisturizing effects depending on your skin’s needs. Green tree extract has an inhibitory effect on collagenase which keeps the skin firm and elastic. It also has tremendous antioxidant, photo protective and cell – protective properties. Blue green algae stimulate collagen synthesis and protects the skin from degradation of the dermis. Hemp oil recompenses for lower ceramide levels and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

Rejuvenating Face cream

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Unique lightweight cream that brings your skin back to life. Suitable for sensitive skin. Combination of organic extracts, oils and butters together with hyaluronic acid, alpha hydroxy acids and multi – fruits acids leaving your skin look noticeably younger, soft, smooth and fresh. This cream is packed with regenerating, nutritious, moisturizing, protective and antibacterial elements. The smart ingredients of this cream adjust the moisturizing effects depending on your skin’s needs. Mild acids serve to remove the outer layer of dull skin and leave you with a rejuvenated complexion. Use of this cream delays the effects of skin ageing. Long term uses increase collagen and elastin synthesis and boosts protein regeneration in the skin which visibly improves the shape of the face and diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Undereye cream

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Luxurious, very delicate cream designed especially to treat the vulnerable skin around the eyes. Set of carefully selected ingredients of natural origin nourishes, protects, moisturizes and caresses your skin. Reduces fine lines around the eyes, increases cell renewal, calms irritated skin and reduces water trans-dermal loss. Provides the skin suppleness and stimulates the rejuvenation of the skin. Smart ingredients of this cream like hyaluronic acid adjust the moisturizing effects depending on your skin’s needs. Reduces puffiness and improves blood circulation which enlightens the shades around the eyes. Helps to tighten and tone the skin. Rich in fatty acids (GLA) which are very important for the skin cell’s membranes. Contains various antioxidants helpful for diminishing sun’s and free radical’s damaging effects. Restores the natural PH balance of the skin.

Texturizing Face cream

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This fabulous texturizing cream was designed to bring high concentration of Vit C esters to the skin. Vit C, Vit E and organic extracts create a synergetic blend that helps barrier against free radicals. Bringing continuous doses of these substances to your skin combined with proantycyanides from the grapeseed oil leads to intensive retexturization. Smart ingredients of this cream like hyaluronic acid adjust the moisturizing effects depending on your skin’s needs. Green clay, rich in youth” minerals, draws oils and toxins from your skin. It gently stimulates and is effective in increasing the lymph circulation enabling an intake of oxygene and speeding the eliminationof wastes. Lemon extract acts as a very mild lightener brightening dull skin colour and calms redness as well as the irritation of an inflamed skin. Rosehip oil boosts regeneration of the skin and makes it more elastic while GLA present in this cream reduces the signs of aging – especially lines around the mouth. This cream helps combat the drying effect of the sun and environment as well.

Wrinkle Diffuser Face cream

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This revolutionary, organic, based on aloe vera juice product combines DMAE, MSM and hyaluronic acid with organic extracts and oils. DMAE reduces wrinkles by preventing cell deterioration and shoring up cell membranes. MSM supplies sulphur to your skin which allows it to heal itself. MSM feeds the formation of collagen and elastin while preventing and reducing cross-linking between cells which is the primary cause of wrinkles and scar tissue. The smart ingredients of this cream adjust the moisturizing effects depending on your skin’s needs. Contains a waxy substance that mimics collagen. Moisturizes and brings to your skin oils that resembles human sebum disappearing with maturing. Reduces inflammation and helps in sunburns. Wonderfully emmolient with cooling properties. Revitalizes skin. Assists in the regeneration and rejuvenation of the skin. Brings excellent toning and binding effects on loose, sagging skin, while at the same time increases blood flow with its rubefacient action, which in turn promotes proper skin function.

My thoughts

All five of these smell the same. It’s a peculiar kind of mild smell. It almost reminded me of the Human + Kind’s Anti ageing cream’s smell. I quite like it. I expected a herbal smell for the Spa herbal cream, however it too smells just like the others. The consistency of all of them is creamy/almost liquid like. It’s extremely easy to apply it on to the skin. Probably because of all the organic goodness in them, my skin just drinks up these products as soon as I apply them, leaving them feeling hydrated. These products are cream and oil emulsions. Some are more oilier than others. You definitely get an oily look while applying these. I definitely recommend it for nighttime use. Since it gives an oily finish, I wouldn’t suggest it for morning wear.

Through long term use, these creams are meant to deliver different results. But, to me it all felt the same when applying. However, I do have a special liking towards the Under eye cream, which brightened up the eye area when I woke up in the morning after having applied it overnight and the Rejuvenating face cream, which made my skin look more radiant than the other creams did. Overall, I loved trying out these samples. If you are looking for an organic range of products, I genuinely feel you should give Pose a try. Your skin will really love it and respond well to it.

Interested in buying Pose products?

Soon to be available in clinics, spa, aesthetic medicine, pharmacy and elegant shops. For now, they accept orders on email. Shipping is carried from the site of UAE, also to other countries. Currently POSE Cosmetics is available through their Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/organictrend. You can also email them for order at sales@eterspace.com.

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Naz ♥

Note: I was provided this product for review purpose and all opinions are 100% my own.