THE BODY SHOP CHAMOMILE SILKY CLEANSING OIL

With calming chamomile extract from Norfolk, England.

Ingredients :Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Heliantus Anuus Hybrid Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 85, Sorbitan Trioleate, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Octyldodecanol, Parfum (Fragrance), Linalool, Tocopherol, Limonene, Aqua/Water/Eau, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Citric Acid.

I’m not sure wether the fact that the chamomile used in this product comes from Norfolk, makes all that difference for the quality of the product, but the message is clear. Thank you, Bodyshop, for letting us know your chamomile does NOT come from China 🙂.

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This product is easily my favorite of all cleansing oils I’ve ever tried. And, dear friends, I’ve tried quite a few in the last decades. This one is cheap, uncomplicated, soft & gentle and does what it promises.

The only issue one could have with the product is the (although fainth) smell of lavender. It’s not overwhelming, but clearly there. So if you don’t like it, I would advise you to smell at the tester in the shop before you buy.

Every skin typ/skin condition can benefit from this gentle product. Dry skins, sensitive skins and yes ………. Oily skins too. The light oils in this product distruct every type of make-up, SPF and other OILS (remeber : oil dissolves oils), so you will also get rid of the (bad) oils your skin produced during the daytime/nighttime.

Men can use this in the morning – for a quick and smooth shave – too !

Altogether: I highly recommend !

Skin type: all, including very sensitive & dry

Use: am or pm cleanser, second cleanser, first cleanser

www.thebodyshop.com

SVR CICAVIT+ CREME

Derm-Repair Complex 43%

Soothing cream fast-repair, anti-mark

Damaged, irritated skin, fragrance-free, paraben-free

Ingredients: Aqua (Purified) Water, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Glycerin, Dimeticonol Behenate, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Propanediol, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Dimethicone, PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Caffeyl Glucoside, Disodium Acetyl Glucosamine Phophate, Glucose, Rhamnose, Tocopherol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Glucuronic Acid, Magnesium Sulphate, Pentylene Glycol, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, P-Anisic Acid.

I bought this product after having some surgery last summer. I know my skin is (genetically?) not so good at repairing anything, be it a small cut or a musquito sting. Or even an acne spot ; these things take AGES to heal on my skin. So when I knew I was going to have some – visible – surgery last year, I immediately sought for a “fast repair” product, in order to help my skin heal in a better/faster manner.

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Looking at the formula, I see some interresting (uncomon) ingredients like alpha-glucan. It’s brother (or sister) bèta glucan is well known for its soothing and skin-calming properties. Ingredients like this help our skin respond to external agression in a better way, thus improving redness and irritation.

Rhamnose is also present in the formula, and this is also very interresting, because other brands (like l’Oréal) use it in their ANTI-AGEING products.

I firmly believe this product helped my skin in a FASTER and BETTER way than it would have done without it. My scars healed in only a few weeks and became almost invisible after about 6 months. In the beginning, I used Cicavit+ every evening, after about 2 months I recuced application to 3-4 times a week.

The product is indeed completely odorless and although quite “rich” to the touch, sinks in after just a few minutes. A little goes a long way, meaning you don’t need to put tons of it in order to have good results. I finished about one third of the packaging now, meaning I ‘ll be using up the rest on any other part of my body in need of some extra soothing/calming moisturizer. As an after shave balm maybe (think of the Rhamnose, which is anti-ageing too!).

Bottom line: I strongly recommend this product to anyone seeking to “REPAIR” something. Any skin concern that has to do with redness, (some) inflammation or irritation will benefit from this product. It is easy to apply, non-sticky and really makes a difference.

Skin types: all

Texture: rich, but sinks in well

Ages: all

Available from yout Pharmacist (I got mine from Dirk Vanclooster in Veldwezelt/Belgium)

www.svr.com

 

BURT’S BEES DEEP CLEANSING CREAM : A CLEANSER WITH A PLUS

Soap Bark & Chamomile

“ Our rich cream cleanser with soap bark deeply cleanses, removing dirt, excess oil and make-up. “

Ingredients :Aqua, Helianthus Anuus Seed Oil, Stearic Acid, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Coco Nucifera Oil, Coco Glucoside, Silica, Quilja Saponaria Bark Extract, Chamomila Reticuta Flower Extract, Echinacea Purpurea Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Parfum*, Hamamelis Virginiana Water, Menthol, Sucrose Stearate, Xanthan Gum, Glycine Soja Oil, Canola Oil (Huile de Colza), Glucose, Alcohol, Sodium Chloride, Sucrose Oxidase, Lactoperoxidase, Potassium Iodide, Potassium Thyocyanate, Limonene, Citral.

  • * natural fragrance/parfum naturel

Regular readers of my blog will know that I love a good cleanser. It’s one of the most, maybe even THE MOST ESSENTIAL step in your skincare routine.I will always go on and buy & try new cleansers that are being sent to me. Always curious to discover new, unexpected products that give even better results.

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Burt’s Bees is a brand that has had my sympaty for years.Lovely brand, inexpensive and nice, natural-led products.Not a “bio” brand, but lots of natural ingredients. And, as you may know, nature is a rich source of skin-beneficial plant extracts.

Deep Cleansing Cream is a product with a plus :not only does it clean perfectly, ita lso hydrates your skin.PLUS : it gives your skin a lovely, tingling sensation that goes on for several minutes after rinsing it off. I know, some of you will disaprove, but the product is absolutely gentle to your skin.

Featuring ingredients like SOAP BARK (Purifying), CHAMOMILE (Calming), Echinacea (Skin Strengthening) and Hamamelis (Adstingent).

Pricewise, Deep Cleansing Cream, like its big sister (or brother J), the Hydrating Cream Cleanser, comes in a generous, 170 gr. packaging. I’d say it’s a generous 300 ml of concentrated product for about 10 Euros. The product goes a long way, you just need a pea-size of product and emulsify it with a little water. Both have a creamy base, without being greasy. Rinses off perfectly.

Bottom line :excellent cleanser (also see my article on the Cream Cleanser) for all skin types. Devitalized skins will love the tingling effect on their skin. Ideal for oilier skin types too.

Texture :creamy without leaving any residue

Skin type :all except very sensitive or very dry

Strong point :price/quality

Weak points :be carefull if you’re allergic to essential oils.

www.burtsbees.com

I got my product from Holland & Barrett (NL)

Korean 7-Skin Method

A short while back I wrote a post about the 10-step Korean skincare routine. While this is the most mainstream routine in Korea, there is a trend that’s getting more and more hype, called the ‘7 Skin Method’. When I read about this, I was very intrigued, because this new skincare routine only involves 1 skincare product. I thought ‘how can a skincare routine only include 1 product?’ I would love for this to work because using only 1 product means it’s cheap!!!
So I decided to try this method out for myself to see if it can provide my skin what it needs with just 1 product, and if so, how does it compare to the regular 10-step skincare routine? 

What is the 7-skin method?

The 7-skin method is a way of increasing and maximizing hydration and plumpness by layering up to 7 thin layers of toner (or a watery essence) onto the skin. The idea behind this is that by layering your toner multiple times, your skin gets to absorb more of the hydrating ingredients, leaving you with that healthy, radiant, glowing skin. By using this method, your skin gets to soak up the toner in 7 small portions, instead of 1 large amount, drenching your skin with hydrating goodness.
Btw, this method is called the 7-skin, because in Korean the word for toner also means skin, so a 7-toner method.

How to do the 7-skin method?

So how exactly do you do a 7-skin method?

Step 1: Cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser as you normally would.
Step 2: Let your skin air dry and when it’s only slightly damp, apply the first layer of toner using a cotton pad or your hands. Pat the toner into your skin on your face and neck. Let it absorb.
Step 3: For layers 2-7 you don’t need a cotton pad, it would be too abrasive for your skin. Pour a dime-size amount (not more, you only need small amounts for this method) of toner into the palms of your hands and press the toner into the skin.  Wait for your skin to absorb the product and move on to the next layer.
Step 4: if you find that your skin is hydrated and moisturized enough after the 7th layer of toner, you can leave it at that. If you find that your skin can benefit from a light layer of moisturizer, you can also apply a thin layer of moisturizer after the 7-skin method.

You can start by only applying 3 layers of toner and see how your skin reacts to it. If your skin is agreeing with this method, you can work your way up to 7 layers (or more). I know that
applying toner 7 times can be quite time consuming, but you don’t need to do this method every day. Some do the 7-skin method once a week, some do it every other day. Personally I do the 7-skin method 2-3 a week, or whenever I have time on my hands, but trust me, the results are worth the time. Your skin will be so hydrated and will look so glowing after using this method! My mom even commented on how great my skin looked. She said I looked transparent XD. Also, if you’re scared you will run out of toner 7x faster, don’t worry, this method actually takes only 3-4x more toner than regular routines, because every application takes less product than it would if you’d only do 1 layer.

What products to use for the 7-skin method?

You can use any hydrating toner or lightweight essence that you like. Just make sure that it doesn’t contain any alcohol or fragrance that could irritate your skin. Also those toners that have cleansing properties, like a 2-in-1 toner-micellar water, are not appropriate to use in a 7-skin routine, because those can strip your skin of oil and be irritating when applied too many times. I personally used my favorite essence, the Missha Time Revolution The First Treatment Essence Intensive Moist.

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Other suggestions according to your skin type:

-Whamisa Organic Flowers Toner (Deep rich) for normal to dry skin.
-Whamisa Organic Flowers Toner (Original) for normal to oily skin.
-Benton Snail Bee High Content Skin for acne prone skin.
-Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner for sensitive skin.
-Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner for all skin types.


Review & Comparison with Regular Routine

Now how does this routine compare to a regular 10-step skincare routine that I usually follow? It definitely takes more time, as mentioned earlier, but it really does make your skin more plump and glowing (or transparent to quote my mom). However, I don’t see myself doing this every day, I wouldn’t recommend others doing that either, because your skin needs more than only hydration. But it’s a very good spa-like treatment you can give yourself a couple times a week. I’m definitely going to keep doing this weekly because it really works and I love how my skin looks after!

Have you tried the 7-Skin method? What toner did you use and what did you think of the results?

This is an article published in the blog of the Korean brand Little Wonderland, https://www.littlewonderland.nl/en/

This article is reposted in my blog under permission from “Little Wonderland”. 

BIOTHERM WONDER MUD

Skin Best

Oxygenating Resurfacing Mask With Algae Extract

Ingredients :Aqua, Kaolin, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Isononyl Isonanoate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Prunus Armeniaca Seed Powder, Phenoxyethanol, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetearyl Glucoside, Capryloyl Glycine, Stearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Stearic Acid, Tocopherol, Palmitic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Limonene, Vitreoscilla Ferment, Linalool, Geraniol, Myrisitic Acid, Moroccan Lava Clay, Citric Acid, Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Potassium Sorbate, Parfum (+/- CI 77891 Mica, CI 77491, CI 77510).

Bioterm Wonder Mud is a clay mask, to put it simple. A green type af clay, to be more precise. And this has some “scrubbing” particles, quite large ones, in  fact.

Looking at the ingredients list, we find Kaolin (White Clay) to be the principal active and a little (tiny little) bit of Moroccan Lava Clay. I suppose this gives it its very distinct (but nice) smell.

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Clay masks definitely are “back”.To call this one a wonder product, is an overstatement. A huge overstatement, if you ask me. Wonder Mud is just a good clay mask.There are many good clay masks on the market, and you don’t need to pay Biotherm’s price to get a decent one.

The results are ok, at least if you DON’T FOLLOW Biotherm’s advise to “scrub” with the product, as its particles are much too harsh. (Unless you have an elephants’ skin). If you use it as a “normal” clay mask, and leave it to dry for about 10 minutes or so, it’s perfectly ok.

But definitely NOT a wonder, pardon me, Biotherm. You make lovely products, I love your Detox, Red Algae (will be reviewed later) and your Sun products, but this one I’ll skip for the price.

Skin type: all, but I’d say rather oily skins will love this.

Positive points: nice clay mask, gives a very refreshed feeling.

Negative points: quite expensive “wonder” product being a quite ordinary clay mask.

www.biotherm.com

LOTION P50 BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE

Exfoliating & purifying lotion for face.

Ingredients :Water (Aqua), Gluconolactone, Lactic Acid, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Citric Acid, Ethoxydiglycol, Magnesium Chloride, Malic Acid, Vinegar (Acetum), Phytic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Cochlearia Armoracia (Horseraddish) Root Extract, Arctium Lappa Root Extract, Rumex Acetosa Leaf Extract, Myrtus Communis Extract, Commyphora Myrrha Resin Extract, Allium Cepa (Onion) Bulb Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Oil, Sulfur, Sorbitol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate.

I believe no other cosmetic product has been more “hyped”, “blogged” or discussed on beauty platforms. Why is that ? No idea. Because for me, nothing about this lactic acid-based, facial toner is so very special ….

So, where did the hype come from ? Probably (I can only guess), it was because lotion P50 is one of the first AHA TONERS ON THE MARKET. Plus, the original (1970) formula had  Phenol, a VERY STRONG acid, that surely can be “skin changing” as I’ve read in some comments.

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I can’t speak about this version, as the product I could eventually lay my hands on, is the “European version” without this famous phenol. So that leaves us with a still pretty potent, exfoliating (=peeling) skin toner, that will help improve skin texture & clarity and will also help clear up acne. Its active ingredients are lactic acid, which is said to be more gentle than, for example, glycolic acid, used in many anti-ageing preparations nowadays. Plus some other (very good) acids and  vinegar (the product smells of it too), I suppose to help keep the pH value low enough, so the acids will work.

So far for the ingredients. I personally DO NOT LIKE this product so much at all !It stings and burns, leaves your skin quite red at times. And yes, I know, that’s how it’s supposed to work, but I can’t notice any “improvement” using this nasty smelling product.

So, no, I’m not a fan.I’m sure some of you love this product and you have every reason to do so. The ingredients are good, very active and WILL help your skin cell turnover and prevent the clogging of pores. Fact is, that some damn good lotions are available on the market nowadays. Think Paul’s Choice AHA/BHA products and (my favorite) Mandelic Acid Prep by Wishtrend (Korean).Not to forget the Clarins (glycolic acid based) Doux Exfoliant. And many, many others….

Positive points :good active ingredients, a myriad of acids, niacinamide (Vit. B3) that helps fighting hyperpigmentation.

Negative Points: agressive product, didn’t work for me. Better options on the market nowadays.

Conlusion: not for me. Good if you’re specifically looking for a lactic acid based exfoliator. Not for sensitive/reactive skin types.

www.biologiquerecherche.com

CLARINS LOTION TONIQUE IRIS

Iris Tonic Lotion

Without alcohol

With Iris

Combination or oily skin

Ingredients :Aqua/Water/Eau, Propandediol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Oleth-20, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium Citrate, Panthenol, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Hamamelis Virginiana (Which Hazel) Water, Psilium Guaiava Fruit Extract, Iris Florentina Root Extract, Benzyl Salicilate, Limonene, Hydroxycitronellal, Glucose, Benzyl Benzoate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Crataegus Monogyma Flower Extract, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Zinc Sulfate, Sorbic Acid, CI 19140 Yellow 5, CI 42090 Blue 1, Silica.

I wrote a post about what a good facial toner should do for your skin. A good facial toner, adapted to your skin’s needs, is always important.Like I wrote in my post, one of the most important things about a toner is HYDRATION.

Hydrating this toner surely is. Plus, it has some nice plant extracts, like which hazel and iris, to help oily/combination skins to become more balanced. Both ingredients will have a positive effect on pore size, while other ingredients, like glycerin, take care of hydration.

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This is a nice toner for any skinthat is in need of light hydration and needs to do something about oilyness or pore size, without using an alcohol-based toner. Alcohol won’t do your skin much good anyay, and especially if you’re oily, it could even make matters worse.

Clarins also makes a “Chamomile” version for dry skin types, which will be reviewed later.

I have both versions and use them off-and-on depending on my (combination) skin’s needs.

Texture :watery

Skin types :all, especially oily/combination (but there’s no harm done if you like this one and have dry skin !)

Strong points :plant based active ingredients

Negative points : couldn’t think of one.

www.clarins.com

CLARINS DAILY ENERGIZER WAKE-UP BOOSTER

With redcurrant,  green coffee & white tea extracts.

“ A deliciously refreshing “skin drink” lotion based on plant extracts specifically choosen to revive skin vitality.Apply every morning before your regular skin care to ensure a bright, healthy-looking complexion. “

  • Tones surface skin (green coffee)
  • Refines & tightens skin texture (redcurrant)
  • Revives complexion radiance

Ingredients :Aqua/Water/Eau, Alcohol, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Ribes Rubrum (Currant) Fruit Extract, Threalose, Butylene Glycol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Parfum (Fragrance), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Benzophenone-4, Tromethamine, Coffea Robusta Seed Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, EDTA, Butylphenyl Methylproprional, Linalool, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Hydroxycitronellal, Alpha-Isomethylionone, CI 15985 Yellow 6, CI 14700 Red 4.

How shall I put this ?Clarins makes wonderfull products. You’ve read about my love for the brand in previous posts. They can’t really do wrong as far as I’m concerned. Just love them. But did they need another lotion/toner ? Well, actually, the ones we had before (and still have) are quite satisfactory… So what about this one, do you NEED it? Honestly : no you don’t. BUT, however, if you want to give your skin a real BOOST of ANTIOXIDANTS & HYDRATING ingredients in the morning, this product does it all.

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The marketing claims are correct, it DOES REVIVE your complexion on “dull days”. I’ve been using it on-and-off for a couple of months and just love it. Will buy another bottle when this one’s empty. For sure !

Conclusion :Clarins devotees go and get it (but I suppose you already did). If you’re not, try it anyway J

Skin types :all

Strong points :lots of active ingredients

Weak points :alcohol is the second ingredient, but you won’t feel it, so I suppose it’s only a few percent. It’s beautifully compensated by many hydrating substances, anyway.

www.clarins.com

L’OCCITANE LAIT RICHE CORPS – RICH BODY LOTION

15% Shea Butter

Nourishes

Gives comfort to dry skins

Hydrates up to 48 Hours after application

Ingredients:Aqua (Water), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Helianthus Anuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glycerin, Coco Caprylate/Caprate, Olus Oil/Vegetable Oil, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Cetyl Palmitate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Linum Usitatissimum (Lineseed) Seed Extract, Mel Extract/Honey Extract, Althea Officinalis Root Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Fruit Extract, Jojoba Esters, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Xanthan Gum, Sodium Stearyl Glutamate, Sodium Polyacrylate, Butylene Glycol, Tocopherol, Citric Acid, Alcohol, Urea, Chlorphenesin, Parfum/Fragrance, Coumarin, Citronellol, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Geraniol.

L’Occitane Lait Riche Corps is indeed a very rich, yet not–greasy-at-all body lotion. It leaves absolutely no sticky or greasy residue on your skin and feels absolutely velvety. In my opinion it will, however,  easily nourish even most dry & sensitive skins, without feeling “heavy” at all.

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Shea Butter is one of l’Occitane’s key ingredients in this series and is a NATURAL plant-derived oil (butter), rich in Omega Fatty Acids and natural CERAMIDES. Ceramides act like “moisture lockers” in the upper layers of our skin, helping skin to restore its natural moisture balance.

I truly love this product.It is probably the best body lotion I have used so far and I have a pretty dry and uncomfortable skin on my body.I also HATE heavy body lotions that leave you feeling “dirty” right after your shower ! This one is absolutely fine. The smell is quite distinctive, a bit strong upon application, but fades away after about 30 minutes or so. I don’t think this will be a problem for anyone.

Highly recommended, but with a slightly higher pricetag than some other body products I have  reviewed on my blog so far.

Texture: rich, velvety

Positive points: hydrates wonderfully, truly “repairs” dry skin.

Negative points: price tag, for some, fragrance.

www.loccitane.com

ESTEE LAUDER NIGHTWEAR PLUS

Antioxidant Night Detox Cream.

For all skintypes.

Helps skin detox – purifying and refining skin’s surface and visibly reducing pores.

Quite a bit, isn’t it ?

Ingredients :Warer (Aqua), Dimethicone, Glycerin, Polysorbate 60, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Propanediol, Squalane, Sorbitan Stearate, Cetyl Palmitate, Tridecyl Stearate, Laminaria Saccharina Extract, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Gentiana Lutea (Gentian) Root Extract, Hydrolised Rice Bran Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Extract, Psidium Guayava (Guave) Fruit Extract, Hydrolised Rice Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Fumaria Officinalis Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract, Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract/Extrait d’Orge, Polygonium Cuspidatum Root Extract, Thermus Thermophyllus Ferment, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Saccharomyces Lysate Extract, Limonum Vulgare Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Ethylbisaminomethyl Guaiacol Manganese Chloride, Palmitoyl Hydroxypropyltrimonium Amylopectin Glycerin Crosspolymer, Artemia Extract, Cholesterol, Algae Extract, Linoleic Acid, Dimethiconol, Isohexadecane, Sodium Hyaluronate, Lecithin, Tridecyl Trimelitate, Lauryl Alcohol, Glycyrrhetinic Acid, Trehalose, Sucrose, Ergothioneine, Acrylates/C-10-30 Alkyl Acrylates Crosspolymer, Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate, Acetyl Glucosamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Stearate, Behenyl Alcohol, Caffeine, Palmitic Acid, Sodium PCA, Stearic Acid, Urea, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Acrylamide/Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Cetyl Alcohol, Myristyl Alcohol, Polyquartenium 51, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Polysorbate 80, Sodium Benzoate, Fumaric Acid, Cyclodextrin, Fragrance (Parfum), Disodium EDTA, BHT, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylproprional, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Benzyl Salicylate, Blue 1 (CI42090), Yellow 5 (CI 19140).

I’ve been a HUGE fan of Estee Lauder from the very first day I became interrested in skincare. This was about 2 centuries ago and I had a very bad acne in those days. Dermatologists’ treatments didn’t really make things all that better and I finally decided to give high-end skincare a try.

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Estee Lauder it became and it’s nowadays still one of my loves….

Nightwear Plus is a lovely allrounder.Every skintype will benefit from its (multiple) skin-improving ingredients. I’m not sure if you’ll see the “pore reducing” effect all that quickly, but what you WILL see is a healthier, more glowing skin.

When will you start seeing the first results? Without becoming too technical now ; skins’ epidermis renews itself every 28 days, in average. That is the “ideal” cell turnover, anyway. When we get older, it takes a bit longer. So logically, you will start seeing the BENEFITS of a product after about one full cell-cycle, being 28 days.

The many anti-oxidants in this product work by keeping away harmfull elements away from your skin cells. In this way, your skin can REGENERATE itself better and produce more SKIN-FIRMING collagen and elastin. So this product is helping your skin to perform better. Isn’t that nice?

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Texture :lovely (I know that’s not a type of texture, but it simply is…..) J

Skintypes :like Lauder says on the packaging : all, and I agree.

Use :at night, over a serum, if you’re using one. Lauder advises their Night Repair serum (see review in a previous post), but you can use any serum you want.

Note: this product comes with a “day” and “day eye” version too. I will review them both for you soon.

www.esteelauder.com