Friday, 2 January 2015

Recent Beauty Discoveries

I thought I would kick my blog off in 2015 with something a little different.  It is about three products which I have started using within the last 6 weeks which have made a huge impact.  It is very rare that I use a product just a few times before I want to rave about them, but with these three, I just can't help it.

Liz Earle, Ren, Jurlique


The first product from REN and it is a sample I was lucky to get my hands on when I spotted a chance online to sign up and 100 people would be chose.  The Instant Firming Beauty Shot is a liquid matrix of hyaluronans and phycocolloids which instantly life and firm leaving your skin looking dramatically smoother, lighter and more youthful. 

The serum is gel like, only it is a little runnier than your average gel, so you only need a small amount on the top of your finger to cover your entire face. When I used it for the first time, I was quite surprised to find that within half an hour of applying it, my face felt slightly tight and much firmer than usual and these effects lasted all day, 7 hours.

REN Instant Firming Beauty Shot


Whenever I get a new product, for the first few uses, I apply them when I am going nowhere, just incase I have a reaction of some kind, but to use it you simply apply it morning and evening under your usual moisturiser and you are good to go.  So both times I trialled it was whilst I was at home and used this product I got the same result, a much smoother and firmer feeling face, which isn't uncomfortable but it does leave your skin feeling amazing, something which I've struggled to photograph for the time being, the sort of before and after shots not quite working how I want them too.  Since using it at home, I have continued to use it and go about my daily routine I would normally and I have had no reaction, but my skin does continue to work with it really really well.

If you haven't guessed, I absolutely love this product, it has wowed me in just a few short weeks and it is on my list if products to buy though 30ml costs £36 but if used on special occasions and when you need a bit of a boost, this would last a very long time.

The second product is one most of you will be well aware of and probably use but Liz Earle is new to me and it is the Hot Cloth Cleanser.  Now I know many of you already rate this product, some swear by it and even give it that HG status, for me it just brilliant. 

Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser


I got my first bottle during a swap and as soon as I opened it , I started using it.  As i've said many times before, London is quite a polluted place to live and my skin needs all the help it can get to rid it of dirt and grime from going about my daily routine to and from work or just being out and about.  What I loved about this as soon as I tried it was the scent of the cleanser which you just know which make your skin feel incredibly clean.  After applying just two pumps to my face and then using the accompanying muslin cloth to remove all the dislodged dirt and grime, you can almost hear your skin breathe a sigh of relief as you wipe the cloth around your face.  What I love is that this cleanser is so gentle, you can open your eyes whilst using it to make sure you have removed all trace and when you have finished, oh my is your skin soft! Mine was a smooth as smooth can be.  It also has an impressed list of ingredients which includes Chamomile, Rosemary, Cocoa butter and Eucalyptus Essential Oils along with Cocoa Butter and Beeswax all of which are just amazing to the skin.

As a first time user to Liz Earle, this won't be my last because I adore this cleanser.

The final product comes from Jurlique and it is the Rosewater Balancing mist, which has found its way into my heart. 
 

"A daily hydrating mist featuring the relaxing scent of rose that restores and hydrates the complexion and is ideal for normal/combination skin types."
 
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist
 
The mist is the only mist that rebalances and rejuvenates the skin in one fresh friendly sensation that soothes and smooth's.  It uses a combination of Aloe Vera and Rose to not only give this wonderfully relaxing scent but to also cool and calm the skin.  Add to that  Glycerin and Marshmallow which provide a refreshing boost to the skins natural hydration system, this mist is one which I have in my handbag and on my desk at work. 

When you hit that mid afternoon slump, a spritz of this on your face not only wakes you up, but it also gives your skin a bit of a kick too.  Going from a cold climate outside, to a hot heated one indoors plays havoc with my skin, so anything I can use to add extra moisture is always going to win favours with me and this product is a big hitter. It doesn't leave your face feeling oily but it does leave it feeling soft, smooth and hydrated, which is what it promises to do and it is perfect for my skin type which is combination leading towards the oily side. A 50ml bottle will cost around £17 for this mist.

So these three products are my new discoveries and ones which I love using right now and whilst each one of them is very different to the other, I like how they all do different things to make my skin look and feel good.

Have you made any recent discoveries like this? Do you use any of these regularly?




55 comments:

  1. I love Liz Earle cleanse and polish, its is my go to clenser! their cloths are great too, leave your skin feeling lovely.
    Ellie from http://havingababyandlivingathome.co.uk/

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    1. I am really impressed so far, the cloth is much better than I thought it would be x

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  2. I have the Hot Cloth Cleanser and swear by it, it really makes your skin super clean! I'd love to try the REN product though, it sounds great :) xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

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    1. I was surprised at how clean my skin felt I have to admit and I am obsessed with the REN Beauty Shot x

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  3. Oh I love Ren products and Liz Earle as well - these sound great - thanks for sharing

    Laura x

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  4. I have not tried any of these products but they all look great ! (:

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  5. Ooh I love all of these, how amazing are the Jurlique mists!!!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

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    1. This is the only mist I have tried so far, but I have my eye on a few others x

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  6. I always love a good spritz. I tend to use just after washing my face to boost hydration.

    Will have to keep an eye out for these, thanks for sharing!

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  7. I still haven't tried Liz Earle either, you're in good company :D

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  8. The firming gel sounds amazing, thanks for sharing x

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  9. That mist looks gorgeous - I love using rose products for my face... really helps me with clearing up my spots :)

    Also, I've just started using Ren skincare and I am adoring it!

    Lovely post :)
    Charlotte xx
    dobeautywithcharlotte.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The mist is really lovely and it smells so good x

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  10. Never tried any Liz Earle but everybody always recommends it to me!

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  11. I am glad you are enjoying the new products.I actually received a pamper parcel and there was loads of fantastic new products I loved in there,

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    1. Oooh I love the sound of a pamper parcel, did you blog about it? x

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  12. I absolutely adore Liz Earle's Cleanse and Polish! I use it everyday twice a day and my skin has never looked better. Lovelovelove it. Lush's Tea Tree Water Toner is also awesome if you fancy a cheaper alternative to your Jurlique Rose Water!

    duggydimples

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    1. I do like the Tea Tree toner water from Lush but I love this from Jurlique a bit more x

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  13. I love Liz Earle's cleanse and polish mine has lasted me ages! I also love Ren.

    Sophie
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    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  14. I haven't heard of any of these products mentioned in your post, but reading all the comments, it seems like Liz Earle products is really popular?! Sounds like a must try brand x

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    1. Liz Earle is really popular over here lovely yes xx

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  15. This trio sounds glorious! I must admit that I gave the Hot Cloth Cleanser a try at the beginning of last year and I broke out terribly. Maybe I should have battled through but I haven't used it since. The reviews are amazing - Im not sure whether to give it another try. My Mum absolutely swears by it!

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. OOh not heard of anyone else breaking out, maybe it was just due to your face being deep cleaned, it has happened to me a few times with face masks x

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  16. I'm a big Liz Earle fan myself too :)

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  17. I've that Elizabeth Earle cleanser and love it

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  18. I love the Liz Earl C&P. My mum got me in to it and it is the one thing I have never managed to better

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  19. I need to try the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser! I can't believe I haven't yet!

    Kimberley x | Kimberley's Beauty Blog

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  20. i still want to try the liz earle hot cloth cleanser! would you say it'll suit oily skin?

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    1. I have combination skin which leans to the oily side and it works fine on my skin x

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  21. I like Liz Earle and Ren products too. Classic brands for a reason.

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  22. Never heard of those products before but I have to think about my beauty routine and change it a bit!

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  23. The hot cloth cleanser sounds great. Some fab products.

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  24. I love cleanse & polish! It really introduced me to the world of different cleansers :) I've been wanting to try the Jurlique water for aaagggeees! I use the Caudalie Beauty Elixir at the moment which I love and is very similar but I love anything Rose scented so I've been wanting to get my hands on this for a while xx

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    1. I am a big fan of Jurlique and the mist is brilliant x

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  25. Im fairly new to Liz Earle to but I absolutely adore this cleanser xx

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    1. This is the first product I have ever tried from Liz Earle and it wont be my last x

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  26. I haven'y tried any of these products, but the cleanser sounds interesting and something I would like to try! x

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  27. These look great, I'm a big fan of REN, especially their Rose oil which is just such a lovely pick-me-up. I'll look out for these three.

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  28. Huge fan of the Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist. It's one I pick up again and again x

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  29. I'm a hot cloth cleanser fan although haven't tried Liz Earle products

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  30. Never tried these, but then I am not much of a product person!

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