Most skin care nuts who read this blog would have heard about the skin’s collagen. As we age, collagen declines and our skin weakens and wrinkles. There are many anti ageing skincare products that contain collagen, but any topical cream can only penetrate through the first couple of layers of skin. Imedeen is a skincare product that is taken orally, and this helps collagen production from within, in order to be able to generate collagen further down that just the first couple of layers of skin.
There are three types of Imedeen capsules, and in order to decide which one is right for you, you can get a skin consultation. Here are some pictures of me doing my skin consultation where a gel was rubbed on my skin, and a device took some images from my skin.
Turns out that my skin’s collagen is doing alright! 😀
In the image above you can see the dark (black or dark brown) areas… That’s collagen. I even have some stored further down in my lower layers of skin.
Below you can see images from a clinical study about collagen levels and how they improve with Imedeen. After 12 months you can see a significant increase in the collagen in the top and lower layers of the skin.
Based on this consultation, I got 60 derma one tablets that are intended for ages 25+. I will start taking 2 tablets of these every morning for a month and then I can go back to get my skin scanned to check out how my collagen levels are doing 🙂
This product sounds plausible. I’m going to try it out and I’ll let you know how I get along.
Nuxe Multi-Purpose Dry Oil
I recently purchased this NUXE Dry Oil from Feelunique, mainly because I love the brandNUXE and because I saw Tati from Glam Life Guru talking about it. (I love her!)
I had this for about four weeks now and it’s time for a review!
This is indeed what it says on the tin. It’s an oil that when I apply it and rub it into my skin, my skin feels dry and non greasy after it is absorbed.
This oil comes in a 50ml glass bottle with a plastic stopper. It’s very easy to dispense one drop at a time.
It smells like Jasmine and this is something I love about it because it almost works like my first layer of perfume and Jasmine is by far my favorite floral scent. It reminds me of the time I lived in India and used to walk by a lady threading jasmine flowers on the street on my way to work. The street smelt divine everyday.
Back to this oil. I find that it hydrates my arms and body but somehow, my legs (particularly from the knee down) are drier than than the rest of my body. This does help moisturise them but the moisture doesn’t last a full 24 hours.
I have used thisNUXE dry oil on my face under foundation or as a moisturiser and it hasn’t broken me out or irritated my skin. I’ve also used this on my hair and it works beautifully for taming some fly aways.
All in all I’m really enjoying this dry oil and I see myself using more and more of this.
Clinique Gift Set
A few weeks ago I was invited to an event organised by Melita Health and Beauty and I was given some goodies. I got this Clinique gift set that I was thrilled about.
I reviewed each of these products in separate blog posts. Check them out here:
These products all came in this adorable cherry print pouch 🙂
You can read more about the Melita Health and Beauty Event in this post where you can also check out the full rage of products they carry.
Thank you for the lovely goodies Melita Health and Beauty! 🙂
Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask
I received this as part of a Clinique gift set from Melita Health and Beauty.
What it is:
A creamy, oil-free facial mask that helps skin drink deep overnight for a soft, dewy glow by morning.
What it is formulated to do:
This rich, penetrating night mask helps skin drink deep to replenish lost moisture, building reserves for tomorrow. Recommended for all skin types, it soothes and nourishes to help skin stay hydrated all night long, allowing you to wake up to soft, dewy, glowing skin.
– Use nightly or as needed.
– After your skin care regimen, smooth generously and evenly over entire face.
– Gently massage until absorbed.
When I saw that this is an overnight mask I was expecting something like a Korean sleeping mask. When I first used this, I applied a very small blob and it completely absorbed into my skin. The second time I used this I used a more generous amount and I was left with a tacky layer over my skin till when I rinsed it off in the morning. I personally like the tacky layer over my skin because it feels like there’s something protecting and continuously hydrating my skin through the night. This has no fragrance, it’s oil free (doesn’t feel greasy) and it’s very soothing to my skin.
Since this is only a sample size, I can’t give a full review of this and I can’t tell how it would work on my skin in the long term. But I can say that my skin feels incredibly moisturised and hydrated in the morning and I think that my skin also looks plumper and my open pores look less pronounced. This didn’t break me out either.
This was nice and I’ll be buying the full size product once I use up my two Nuxe Crème Fraîche masks that work similarly. I get the Nuxe mask for just under 25EUR for 50ml from Feelunique and this Clinique mask is 32.08EUR for 100ml. 18EUR cheaper per 100ml! Certainly worth converting to this Clinique mask.
Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub
A couple of years ago I tried the Lush Santa’s Lip Scrub and I wasn’t a big fan. I found it very dry and harsh on my skin and I’m not a big fan of the flavour and the little hearts in that scrub.
I recently received this Bubblegum lip scrub as a gift and decided to give it a go.
I was pleasantly surprised that it feels a lot softer than Santa’s lip scrub. The taste is also more pleasant.
This is a sugar scrub and to use this I simply wet my lips with some water, take a small amount of this product, gently rub this on my lips then rinse it off.
I’m still not a big fan of using sugar scrubs for getting rid of dead skin on my lips (my lips can get quite flakey). I do like to use this when my lips are starting to get dry but I don’t have any major flakiness though. It’s great for maintaining smooth lips.
All in all, this is a product that I thought I wouldn’t be keen on but I love using it to maintain soft lips. Plus, it smells great! 🙂