Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Emma Hardie Exfoliating Brightening Tonic

It was only a few weeks ago that I was celebrating the 10th anniversary of Emma Hardie skincare with a limited edition 200ml Moringa Cleansing Balm that had been beautifully illustrated.  Emma is back with a brand new product once again and it is quite different to anything I can honestly say I have tried and it wasn't at all as I expected it to be.

The Exfoliating Brightening Tonic is described as being a natural and gentle daily exfoliator that smooths, brightens and evens the skin's tone and texture as well as improving skin clarity and increasing elasticity.  
Emma Hardie Exfoliating Brightening Tonic
Emma Hardie Exfoliating Brightening Tonic
Formulated using a blend of botanical ingredients, this Tonic has five key ingredients which include:
  • Natural Pomegranate Enzymes - These are gentle and effective exfoliators which work to enhance cellular renewal, release trapped bacteria as well as sloughing away dead skin cells that sit on the surface of the skin, this helps to create a smooth and even texture.
  • Sytenol A - Also known as Bakuchiol, this is a natural compound that works as a natural alternative to retinol and offers similar benefits, including the stimulation of collagen.
  • Nettle Extract - Used to help tone and tighten pores
  • Aloe Vera - Used within this Tonic, it helps to soothe and hydrate the skin
  • Amino Acid Derivative Tego Cosmo C250 - This is described as being a natural active ingredient which contains skin brightening properties and it helps to improve the skin's clarity and tone.  This ingredient also helps to condition and regulate the skin's pH balance.

Putting these ingredients together you get quite the exfoliator and one which comes in the form a spritz rather than a cream, balm, mask or other liquid.
Emma Hardie Exfoliating Brightening Tonic
Designed to be used after cleaning, before you do anything with the bottle, ensure you give it a really good shake and then spray the exfoliating tonic onto a cotton pad and wipe thoroughly over your face, neck and décolleté. I have found that 1-2 pumps are more than enough and if you have any excess left press it on the skin's surface, gently press it into the skin.  Once you have completed this task, you can continue your skincare routine with serums, moisturises and whatever you use on your skin.

What I love about this Tonic is not only how easy it is to use, but just how effective it has been for me on my skin.  I have combination skin, which whilst being oily, also means I have dry patches of skin on my cheeks and they do wind me up, so anything I can do to ensure they don't make me feel even more self-conscious, I am doing.  There is no stinging, tingling or burning sensation on the skin when using this Tonic and naturally, it does smell pretty good too, but it is all natural and not synthetic,

Emma Hardie's Exfoliating Brightening Tonic is dermatologically tested, Vegan and cruelty-free.  It is available right now for £28 via Cult Beauty*



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Monday, 19 August 2019

TimeBomb Après Summer Shimmer Collection on QVC

I really like Time Bomb as a brand and the Complexion Cocktail with a shot of B12 is by far and away my favourite product. Coming up on August 20th, as part of a QVC TSV, Time Bomb will be selling their ‘Après Summer Shimmer Collection’ which includes their new launch SHOW OFF Shimmer Lotion.  
Time Bomb Après Summer Shimmer Collection on QVC
If you have never come across the brand before, Timebomb Skincare is described as being the first skincare range that has targeted, with laser-like precision, the skin’s Core 4 deficiencies which are: 

  • loss of sloughing ability
  • loss of moisture
  • loss of oil (sebum)
  • loss of collagen

By using specific products that work to isolate specific breakdowns in skin’s abilities they then solve those problems with new technologies, formulas,naturally-derived and cutting-edge ingredients. the goal: immediate, visible, skin-transforming life-changing results.  Within the skincare range, there is something for everything and everyone.

The QVC Après Summer Shimmer Collection consists of five products with an RRP £233.50, those products include:

Complexion Cocktail With A Shot of B12 (100ml) - When you’re tired it shows on your face. Your skin looks dull, lifeless…a little slack. 
Time Bomb Après Summer Shimmer Collection on QVC
Loaded with B Vitamins plus two types of Hyaluronic Acid, this cocktail absorbs instantly to restore the look of brighter, tighter fresh, glowing skin.

Glory Days Day Cream (100ml) - This cream is described as being the four-way glow-getter 4-in-1 multi-tasker. Not only does it moisturise but it also primes, tightens and brightens. 
Time Bomb Après Summer Shimmer Collection on QVC
It uses a high concentration of Borage Oil, plus a powerful blend of Glucose and White Flower Oils and Hyaluronic Acid all of which come together to moisturise and plump up fine lines, and micro-reflective particles catch the light for even surface tone with an all-over glow. As with the night cream, this is a lovely texture and one which absorbs quickly without leaving a trace on the skin.

Smart Balm Eye Cream (15ml) - When you’re tired it shows on your face. Your skin looks dull, lifeless…a little slack. 
Time Bomb Après Summer Shimmer Collection on QVC
Loaded with B Vitamins plus two types of Hyaluronic Acid, this cocktail absorbs instantly to restore the look of brighter, tighter fresh, glowing skin. I am literally slapping this on! 

Troubleshooter Neck and Jaw Cream (100ml) - During summer, the sun's rays hit your neck and décolleté hard and often, breaking up the collagen that keeps these areas looking smooth and tight. 
Time Bomb Après Summer Shimmer Collection on QVC
Troubleshooter to the rescue! This powerfully effective Neck, Jaw & Décolleté Cream is described as being the key to success for revitalising this tricky trouble zone. It not only helps tighten and improve the look of skin that has lost firmness, but it also helps reduce the appearance of sunspots and discolourations for more even texture, more even tone.


Then the final piece of this collection is the brand new Show Off Shimmer Lotion (250ml) -Described as being heaven-sent to take your skin from drab to fab, instantly! 
Time Bomb Après Summer Shimmer Collection on QVC
Show-Off Super Hydrating Shimmer Lotion absorbs quickly to hydrate deep, while the surface of your skin takes on a velvety texture alongside a few shimmery particles which illuminate and brighten, while also blurring and deflecting imperfections. The creams smell is absolutely divine, as it absorbs into the skin, you see a twinkling on the surface, not over the top as though you have emptied a tube of glitter on to your skin, but enough so that you shimmer.


This is an absolutely incredible bargain to be had over on QVC and if you are someone who just loves skincare, then this more than ticks that boxes! Priced with a saving of an 80% discount, this TSV will cost just £43 + 4.95 P&P.


Have you ever tried TimeBomb Skincare before?




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