REVIEW │ Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Anti-Wrinkle Eye and Lip Contour Cream

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Hello lovelies,

here’s another product from Polyphenol C15 line. It is Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Anti-Wrinkle Eye and Lip Cream.

The full sized product comes in a 15 ml tube and it retails for GBP 26. You can get it from feelunique. I am using a GWP sized 5 ml tube. I’ve been using it for a month, every day, and there’s still some product left.

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My Summer Skincare Routine

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Hello lovelies,

I hope you are enjoying this nice summer weather. I certainly do :)

However, summer also means it is a time for a skin-care routine switch. Since I’ll be spending a lot of time outside in the sun (even with sunscreen), this means that I have to quit using acids and retinol (they make the skin photosensitive) until the late fall. This also means using creams that are not as rich as those in my winter routine, as well as exfoliating more often to properly remove sunscreen.

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The first part of my routine is pretty similar to the winter one – it consists of cleansers and masks.

The first product on the photo is Clinique Mild Clarifying lotion. I did mention that I am avoiding acids during summer, but this one has such a low concentration that I’m using it now and then. Since the acid is weak, I don’t get exfoliating benefits.

At the moment, I’m using La Roche Possay Effaclar cleanser. I’ve been using it for half a year and so far I like it, although I might be tempted to try something else once it is finished. It works well for what it is – it cleanses my skin without stripping it too much – after all it is intended for oily skin.

In the centre is Freeman Avocado & Oatmeal Clay Mask. I’m not too happy with it. It is a nice mask, but the scent is overwhelming and irritating.

Bioderma Sebium exfoliator is my staple – this is the second time I’ve repurchased it and I plan to repurchase it again. It perfectly removes the dead skin cells, at the same time not being too irritating.

Sisley Floral Toning Lotion is the best (and the most expensive) toner I’ve ever used.

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After I’ve received a deluxe sample ser as a GWP, I’ve decided to completely stick to Caudalie routine and to test all the products from Polypehnol C15 range simultaneously. I plan to write a more thorough review soon, but after using it for two weeks I have to say that I like the whole collection.

In the evening after cleansing I apply Polyphenol C15 Eye Contour Cream on the eye area and two to three drops of Polyphenol C15 Serum on the face. After five minutes (once the serum has sunk in) I apply Vinosource Moisturizing Sorbet. Once or twice a week I apply several drops of Polyphenol C15 Overnight Detox Oil.

In the morning I apply a couple drops of Polyphenol C15 Serum and follow with Polyphenol C15 Anti-Wrinkle Protect Fluid SPF20. If I plan to spend some time outside, I apply additional sunscreen (at the moment I’m finishing up Uriage Tinted Sunscreen).

This routine doesn’t make my skin perfect (I don’t think there’s anything that could help with my pores), but it helps with dehydration and flaky skin. Also, it doesn’t break me out and leaves my skin pretty much clear.

Do you switch your skincare in summer?

xoxo Tamara

New In part 1: Caudalie, Freeman, Oleo Therapy, Alnatura (Skincare Haul)

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Hello lovelies,

It’s high time to show you all the shopping I’ve done /gifts I’ve got recently. I wanted to post this haul earlier, but I waited for everything to arrive (I’m still waiting for Dior and some other stuff).

The first part is skincare-related. All the make-up will be in the second part (featuring Naked 3, which is great palette).

Let’s start with the products on the photo above. I got these Caudalie mini sets with lookfantastic discount code (I think it was 20 or 25% off). The first set is Caudalie Must Have Set (full price GBP22) and the other two are Travel Kit sets(GBP12,50). The sets are pretty good value, especially with discounts. There is also a third Travel kit, which is already unpacked, so I didn’t put it on the photo.

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Caudalie Must Have Set contains a full sized lip balm, mini hand cream (30ml), mini Vinosource moisturizer (10ml), mini Beauty Elixir (30ml) and micelle water (50ml). All the raves across the internet made me want to buy Beauty Elixir and, with the price of a mini size being almost the same as the discounted set price, I thought this might be a good way to try it, as well as other Caudalie products.

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Caudalie Travel Kit contains a 30 ml micelle water, 10 ml of Vinosource moisturizer, 15ml of Divine oil and 30ml of Fleur de Vigne Shower Gel. Based on a sample I had a chance to try, I like Huile Divine, but I’d like to test it a bit more before I shell out for a full size. This is again a great way to test Caudalie products.

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Having spent all my eye contour moisturizer samples, I’ve found myself in dire need for an eye contour cream. Normally, I’d get something from Bioderma or Avene, but their creams are not moisturizing enough me and I don’t want to use Retinol during summer. Being in Caudalie mode, I ordered Pulpe Vitaminee eye contour cream. I’m using it for a week and so far I like it.

I also decided to try Freeman masks – they get all the raves on other blogs. I currently use their Avocado mask and I’m not too happy, but I hope that Enzyme and Dead Sea minerals masks will be better.

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Positive effects of macadamia and avocado oils on my skin encouraged me to include more natural oils in my skincare routine. I picked up Oleo Therapy castor seed oil for my hair and Alnatura unrefined coconut oil for hair and nails.

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The final product is a GWP from Caudalie – a mini set of their new Polyphenol line – a serum, moisturizer, eye contour cream and oil. I can’t wait to try them. I estimate that the products are big enough to last me a month of daily use, which will give me enough time to test them properly.

Well, this is it. The part 2 will follow soon.

xoxo Tamara

SVR Chronolys 1st Wrinkle Eye Contour Cream Review

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SVR is a brand available in pharmacies for which I have first heard when I was looking for a Vitamin C serum. It turns out that, besides Vitamin C products, they have quite a choice of high percentage glycolic acid exfoliators. I’m currently using one any you can expect a review in the next two or three weeks.

What I’ll review today is SVR Chronolys 1st Wrinkles Eye Contour cream. The cream comes in a 15ml tube and retails for approximately $20 to $25. Since SVR often has 20% off, you can save quite a bit if you buy it during the promotion.

Chronolys eye contour cream first surprised me by its consistency – I have expected something thicker and creamier and instead I got a runny, lotion-like product. However, don’t be fooled by it – it is very moisturizing, even though you need a tiny bit, as it spreads easily. The lightness of the formula helps the cream to sink in quickly, so this is a good choice to use in the morning before applying make-up.

The cream has a mild, slightly chemical scent which can barely be felt.

All in all, I’m very satisfied. Chronolys is considerably more moisturizing than Bioderma Sensibio and I expect that I’ll use it for a long time.

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SVR je ne tako poznati brand dostupan u ljekarnama za koji sam prvi put čula kada sam tražila serume s vitaminom C dostupne na našem tržištu. Osim proizvoda s vitaminom C, SVR ima I dobar izbor proizvoda s visokim postotkom glikolne kiseline. Trenutno koristim jedan njihov piling koji ću recenzirati za par tjedana.

Danas ću recenzirati SVR Chronolys 1st Wrinkled Eye Contour kremu oko očiju za prve bore. Krema dolazi u tubi on 15 ml i košta oko 120 kuna. Ja sam svoju kremu kupila u Farmacia ljekarni kada su imali 20% popusta na SVR proizvode. Oni inače često znaju imati promocije tako da se isplati čekati popust i nešto uštedjeti.

Chronolys krema me je iznenadila svojom teksturom – očekivala sam nešto gušće i kremastije, a dobila sam gotovo tekuću teksturu. Svejedno, nemojte da vas tekstura zavara – krema je poprilično hranjiva te je dovoljna mala količina proizvoda jer se krema lako razmazuje. Zbog svoje lagane formule, krema se brzo upija pa je pogodna za korištenje ispod šminke.

Krema ima blag, jedva primjetan miris.

Sve u svemu, jako sam zadovoljna ovom kremom. Chronolys je puno hidratantiniji od Biodermine Sensibio okoloočne kreme, te vjerujem da ću ovoj kremi ostati vjerna na duži period.

SISLEY Eye Contour Mask Review and Ingredients

This is another Sisley product that I can’t live without and I cannot believe that it took me so long to review it. What’s best, I didn’t have to purchase it yet, thanks to the bunch of samples and GWP tubes. When the samples and GWPs will be gone, I’ll have to shell out $120 for a 30ml tube.

In the terms of consistency and texture, it is similar to Sisley Express Flower Gel – a thick whiteish gel, only without the scent. I use it rarely – on average twice or thrice per month and I need a tiny, rice-sized amount for one eye. It might feel a bit uncomfortable and sticky when you apply it, so I suggest to use it in the evening before you go sleep. The instructions say that you should wipe off the excess after 10 minutes, but I just go sleep with the mask on and leave it to skin during the night.

In the morning, the eye-contour area is very moisturized. The few tiny under-eye lines are non-existent and there are no dark circles around the eyes. I especially like to use it when I feel that my skin is super parched and needs extra moisture boost.

This is an excellent product, although it might be unnecessary if you already have Express Flower Gel.

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BIODERMA Sensibio Eye Cream Review

As I was finishing Avene Eye Contour cream, I have started to look for something new. I grabbed Bioderma Sensibio without giving it too much thought – somehow I’m not sure whether I want a highly moisturizing cream or an anti ageing cream.

I’ve been using Bioderma for 2 months so far.

The cream comes in a 15ml plastic tube and it retails for around $12. The cream is scentless.

The cream doesn’t make any fancy promises, there aren’t any exotic ingredients – just a plain cream.

The cream is soothing and slightly moisturizing, but I still have to use it twice per day.

The texture is very light, gel-like. You only need a tiny amount (the size of a rice) as it spreads easily. It sinks in almost immediately, so this might be a good choice if you are looking for a cream that you’ll put on in the morning before applying make-up.

I haven’t experience any negative effects – I’m wearing contacts and the cream hasn’t irritated my eyes.

I’d recommend this cream to young girls who have no issues with eye-contour skin, but they would like to use something. I sometimes feel that I could benefit of a more moisturizing textre. As I’ve mentioned before, it might be a good under-make-up cream, too.

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SISLEY Eye and Lip Contour Balm Review and Ingredients

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Sisley Eye and Lip Contour Balm comes in a 30ml jar which retails for $135. It claims that it minimizes fine-lines, puffiness and dryness.

TEXTURE

The texture was the most surprising. Since it is called a balm, I have expected more greasy, oily texture. What I got is a sticky, transparent gel. Texture-wise it feels slightly lighter than their Eye Contour Mask (one day I have to write a review of that product).

REVIEW

I have tested a sample which contained 1,5ml. Prior to writing the review, I’ve been using it once per day for two weeks and there is still some product left.

I can’t say that I’m very happy with this product. My main issue is eye-contour dryness, especially now, during the winter when Avene eye-contour cream doesn’t do it for me. I don’t have issues with puffiness, so my review might not be very helpful on that account.

My first impression was that Eye and Lip Contour Balm is not the product one should use in the morning, before make-up. The texture is very sticky and it doesn’t sink in quickly. If you use smaller amounts, it might work if you wait at least half an hour for it to skin in. However, I have found it very hard to spread a small amount. While a half a pea-sized amount (for both eyes) spreads out without a problem, spreading out the smaller amount included a lot of tugging.

I’ve been using a larger amount, which I have spread out in a thick layer and went to sleep.

After using it for two weeks, I can say that it is not especially moisturizing. Don’t get me wrong – in the terms of hydration, it is not worse than Avene, but why pay several times more for the same effect?

I also did an experiment – I have put the balm in the refrigerator and applied it cold. It was really refreshing. If you have only puffiness issue, you might want to consider keeping the balm in the refrigerator to maximize the effect.

Overall, I do not recommend it. It is not a bad product, but it doesn’t do anything that much cheaper products would. I really cannot justify paying this price for a product which didn’t wow me.

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