BEAUTY REVIEW: Empties for March

It feels like March has flown by in a whirlwind! As the month draws to a close I’m finishing up a few amazing products that I’ll definitely be repeat buying. Here’s a round up of my March empties: 


BIODERMA PHOTODERMA TINTED PROTECTIVE CREAM M SPF50
I adore this tinted protective cream. It ticks all the boxes: moisturising, high SPF, and just the right amount of tint to leave you looking fresh-faced and chirpy. I’ve been using this as an alternative to a foundation as it’s
lightweight, doesn’t sink into my lines and wrinkles and gives me just the right of colour and coverage for everyday wear. 
It comes in two tones, this one being the darker shade. The lighter is a fraction too light, but will be perfect for winter months. My dermatologist recommended this one specifically for protection as I work under camera lights
for most of the day. I’ll be eeking out the last drop with a pair of scissors in a day or two before heading off to buy again!

Available at Dischem R265


EUCERIN ELASTICITY + FILLER FACE OIL
I’m a long-time Eucerin fan as it’s a reputable brand that really delivers, and with a good price
point too. Face oils and serums are important to include in your beauty regime.
In short, face oils provide intense hydration while serums
contain active ingredients to target specific skin concerns, such as pigmentation, skin
brightening, balancing, and moisture barrier repair. The consistency of Eucerin Elasticity + Filler Face Oil is super lightweight, it sinks in easily, and doesn’t feel
oily at all! I’ve bought this product a few times to reapply during the day as it gives a
fab boost of extra moisture (and I really need it in my aircon environment!)
Dermatological skincare and clinically tested.

Available at Clicks R459

(they have a special on at the moment, buy any 3 Eucerin products and get the cheapest for free)


SOLAL SKIN OIL TO CLEANSER
Solal is another brand I’m seriously into, and it’s a local brand too. I grew up washing
my face with Pears soap (that smell!), but happily moved on to a myriad of different cleansers over the years as I discovered there was more to life than soap! I love using foamy cleansers as
they feel like they are really getting to work, and this one is no exception! The oil to
milk cleanser piqued my interest as on contact with water it changes into a milky
liquid that foams up and feels super clean and soft on the skin. I do have makeup
removers but sometimes am pushed for time so want a multi-functional product
that cleans properly, and also most importantly removes mascara, and thankfully this cleanser
does that.
I’ve been chatting with two of my favourite makeup artists about mascaras and
am still deciding which one to buy next – I’ll fill you in next time!

AVAILABLE SOLALSKIN ONLINE R209

That’s it for today and guess what – it’s Friday!!! Yay or what!

Happy day

Cath

AN ANTI-AGING SERUM THAT REALLY WORKS: Neostrata Skin Active Tri-Therapy Lifting Serum

NEOSTRATA Skin Active Tri-Therapy Lifting Serum

I was thrilled to be sent NeoStrata’s Skin Active Tri-Therapy Lifting Serum to review as I saw a major difference in my neck area after using NeoStrata Skin Active Triple Neck Firming Cream a few years back. I’m a firm believer in serums being a necessity rather than a luxury; they’re that powerful!

NEOSTRATA Skin Active Tri-Therapy Lifting Serum

Three key ingredients are found in Neostrata Skin Active Tri-Therapy Lifting Serum to address aging concerns such as loss of volume, sagging skin and a lack of hydration. A patented amino acid derivative is the star ingredient which revs up the production of collagen. Collagen diminishes as we age, so a boost of it is always welcome to keep your skin structure strong, toned and plump! Side note: I’m currently drinking Collagen Lift® Paris as from the first of September and will be doing a review at the end of October and will let you know what I think.

NEOSTRATA Skin Active Tri-Therapy Lifting Serum

Hyaluronic acid is another ingredient which increases hydration and luminosity. The Neostrata Skin Active Tri-Therapy Lifting Serum includes a hyaluronic acid with a low molecular weight, meaning it can penetrate really deeply beneath the skin to moisturise, smooth and diminish fine lines and wrinkles.

The third ingredient is Gluconolactone formulated to enhance an even skin tone. Yes, I should have listened to my mother’s nagging about staying out of the midday sun as a teenager, but nothing seemed more important than having a tanned and bronzed body back then. Now I’m paying the price with dark spots on the side of my face! According to a study found in Dermatalogic Surgery journal, Gluconolactone provided up to 50% protection against UV radiation and UV radiation-induced elastin promotor activation. I’ve yet to see a significant change in the spots, but my skin feels really good and hydrated. The serum is lightweight with a non-sticky texture that sinks in easily. The bottle lasts long as you only need a drop or two to cover the entire face and neck.

NEOSTRATA Skin Active Tri-Therapy Lifting Serum

Neostrata Skin Active Tri-Therapy Lifting Serum is alcohol, oil and fragrance-free and contains no parabens. Results in clinical trials showed that 90% of users showed clinical improvement of fine lines, firmness and clarity. Also, within a period of 12 weeks 100% of users observed smoother and more luminous skin. Not too shabby, and well worth the price point.

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Have you tried any of Neostrata’s products? As I said earlier NeoStrata Skin Active Triple Neck Firming Cream is something I plan on making a staple in my routine (depending on how flush I’m feeling that is – maintaining your skin is not easy on your wallet, but the products are so worth it!).

Happy Day!

Cath