Extraordinary Exuviance – Where Science Meets Spa!

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Review of Hydrating Eye Complex & Age Reverse Hydrafirm from EXUVIANCE

I was made aware of this brand whilst attending the #bloggersball and fortunately was lucky to receive two products to review. I initially spoke to the lovely ladies at Exuviance to discuss my requirements, as my skin is oily on my forehead, yet elsewhere is unbelievably dry.

Generally, I find it tricky to come across a skincare brand that offers products which suit my skin, so I was super keen to try these after reading rave reviews on Twitter.

FullSizeRender (5).jpgFor the past week I have been using the Exuviance Age Reverse Hydrafirm, which proposes to hydrate and plump the skin. Firstly, this stuff smells divine! This is my first experience of using a serum and this particular one has a great consistency, really light and absorbs into the skin quickly and easily. You only need a pea size amount at the most. It instantly made my skin feel hydrated, firmer, and smoother. I apply it after cleansing and toning my skin in the morning and need to remember to repeat the process in the evenings too, to ensure the best effects! It increases collagen production, boosting the appearance of skin and is rich in antioxidants too, making this superb product even better! I highly recommend and for the price tag of £59.50, it isn’t too bad, considering this product will last a long time!

FullSizeRender (6).jpgThe second product which I have been testing is the Exuviance Hydrating Eye Complex, which I pat gently around the eye area using my ring finger, very lightly after cleansing, toning and moisturising in the mornings and before bed. This ‘cream’ feels more like a serum, which sinks into my skin effortlessly! You really need less than a pea size amount, at most, and that’s for both eyes! It soothes and brightens the under eyes perfectly and ensures they feel hydrated.         It aims to reduce fine lines and wrinkles whilst also improving hydration, tone and texture. The combination of vital vitamins, antioxidants and soothing extracts of chamomile and algae combine to create a wonderful solution to tired eyes; especially if you wear contacts! This product is reasonably priced at £34, considering the small amount needed.

For full stock list, details of all ingredients and to read other testimonials head to their website, alternatively follow them on Twitter @ExuvianceUK

Have you tried the Exuviance products or are thinking of doing so? Let me know what you think of this post and don’t forget to comment, like or share which posts you’d like to see more of!

Love Career Girl,

Xo

PS, These amazing Exuviance products were kindly gifted to me for promotional purposes, however my opinions are very much my own!

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Why FACE MATTERS!

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Face Matters – Anti-aging Skincare Products

Recently, I have been neglecting myself and my skin. With my job, I am often in such a rush to get out of the door on time, I merely cleanse, tone, and if I have some spare time I use a bit of tinted moisturiser. Although it’s technically summer, it definitely feels like winter and with the cold and horrible wind, my skin is so not in the condition I would like  it to be. My skin tends to get incredibly dry, so making sure it is hydrated is such a challenge.

Attending the fabulous #bloggerball event held by the lovely Scarlett, I stumbled across the fantastic, but new to me brand, Face Matters. The founder of the company, Sally, is a charming women who is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about her products. She has combined her experience and expertise in the beauty sector to create the amazing collection of 5 products.

At first glance, these products have very simple but effective packaging, in glass bottles and come with a handy leaflet, detailing the specific science behind how each of the products are designed to work; and how to use the products to gain the best effects.

On the website there is a breakdown of the trails and the reviews of each of the products, which is helpful, and the results gained from this research are pretty good!

So, all of the products that I tried smell divine! This is so important to me, as the scents are not overpowering, instead, are beautifully subtle.

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I was kindly gifted the ALL DAY SPRITZ, which is a cleansing spray that can applied day or night, just whenever your skins needs an extra boost of hydration; preferably after cleansing and before moisturising. It is a great product and I think would be especially beneficial in both winter and summer when the weather tends to affect your skin more.

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Next, I have been applying the MORNING MOISTURE after cleansing. Initially I stupidly put a bit too much on my face! You really only need a pea size amount and use it sparingly as a little goes a long way. The cream is quite thick which I love, and it’s also jam packed with goodness, vitamins, anti-oxidants and collagen which is essential for maintaining youthful skin.

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Last but not least is the amazing and very luxurious BALM. There are a multitude of ways to use this product, as a cream, cleanser or mask. I opted for the latter and it makes my skin feel instantly more moisturised, supple and glowing. This is perfect for extreme weather conditions.

The above products are relatively pricey. However I am a firm believer in you get what you pay for, and the cost per wear of all these products will work out better in my opinion than getting cheaper products.

There are 2 other products, one of which, the EVENING ELIXIR is on my list of products to try as it’s loved by Hello! Magazine, but also, as the products I’ve tried so far are so good, I’m intrigued as to how the serum/facial oil will fair.

So from now on, I am hoping to set my alarm even earlier before work to ensure I stick to my new skincare routine!

I hope you have enjoyed this, let me know your skincare recommendations in the comments below!

Love Career Girl

XO