June 2016

Olay Regenerist MicroSculpting Super Anti-aging Day Cream Review and Massage techniques

Hello Divas ! As you age it is important to choose good skincare products and Olay is one old time favourite. I remember my mom using it too. I use Olay Night cream very regularly. But today I will talk about Olay’s award winning ‘Regenerist’ MicroSculpting Super Anti-aging Day Cream.  I was invited to discover this range with Celebrity facialist ‘Aanastasia Achilleos’ and Celebrity Make up Artist and Max Factor Brand Ambassador ‘Samira Olfat’ . Anastasia performed live demo as to how to massage this day cream on your face whereas Samira’s demonstrated, ‘How to do Nude makeup or No Make up look’. Let’s find out more about the Olay Regenerist MicroSculpting Super Anti-aging Cream and also later a step to step guide to use it.

The Olay Regenerist Range includes wide range of products like Day Cream, Night Cream, cleansers, Serum and also Sun protection products .

Olay Regenerist MicroSculpting Super Anti-aging Cream :

Olay Regenerist MicroSculpting Super Anti-aging Cream comes in cute red glass pot and is travel friendly too. It’s an anti-aging cream with advanced Hyaluronic acid, vitamin B3 and amino-peptide complex that is supposed to penetrate deep into the skin to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in a short time, allantoin (soothes); vitamin E and green-tea extract (antioxidants). This Anti-aging moisturizer hydrates and renews to firm and lift, helping retain skin’s youthful surface contours.Moreover, it claims visible results from day one and the reduced look of up to ten years of wrinkles in four weeks.
Olay Regenerist MicroSculpting Super Anti-aging Cream is lightweight and has no special particles in the cream. It smells just like another cream and blends in your skin so well.

It is one of the best moisturiser you can use before you start your makeup.  It hydrates and nourishes the skin so well. Also I noticed that some fine lines have reduced and my skin looked more radiant and was firm. I could feel my skin so soft after the application . I have been using this cream for a couple of weeks now and can feel the difference. The cream has to be massaged well on the face for best results.  I will now share with you the steps demonstrated by Celebrity facialist Anastasia Achilleos to massage the Olay Regenerist MicroSculpting Super Anti-aging Cream on to your face for best results.
Step to Step Guide for Daily Rejuvenating Massage :
You can achieve the most rejuvenating massage at the luxury of your own home. You can perform the below steps using Olay products or any other skincare brands. It is recommended to spend a few minutes everyday following these steps to prevent aging and improve the skin’s blood circulation and texture.

Step 1- Cleanse :

Using warm water and a quality cleanser, cleanse your face, neck and décolleté. Clean skin will be awake and ready for your anti-aging skincare routine.

Step 2 – Prepare :

Take the Olay Regenerist Microsculpting Firming Serum and pump four pumps into the palms of your hands. Warm the product in your palms, to ignite heat before even reaching your skin.

Movement 1 : The first movement is great for kick starting your skins metabolism in preparation for the facial massage. Place palm on sternum, glide with pressure over shoulder and neck moving from the lower neck in upward movements towards the jaw line.

Movement 2 : Fan out from the chin along the cheek bones to the ears, activating pressure points at the corner of the mouth, sides of the nose and under cheek bones.

Movement 3 : Drain outwards lifting chin to temple.

Movement 4 : Press palms over the face to create heat and aide penetration.

Step 3 – Moisturise :

Finally, take your Olay Regenerist MicroSculpting Cream. Apply it starting with your face, smooth the cream over your cheeks, jawline and forehead. Move the excess cream down your neck, onto your shoulders.
Movement 5 : Using two fingers on both hands move around the eyes in a fluid figure of 8 movement around eyes starting from outer edge gliding upwards and over eyebrow finishing at the outer edge of opposite eye.
Movement 6 : Focus on eyes and start tapping moving to the entire face slowly for one final skin energy boost.
Overall Review :
Olay Regenerist MicroSculpting Super Anti-aging Cream is really superb and a brand anyone can trust as I have seen my mom and many others in my family using it since years together.  It is good for all skin types and it didn’t cause any redness too on my sensitive skin. If you want good and quick results you should definitely use this. It’s a multi purpose product as its a combination of hydration, luminosity, firmness and fighting signs of aging. Moreover, Olay Regenerist MicroSculpting Super Anti-aging Cream is easily available in most of the leading supermarkets or hyper-markets across UAE and they are really reasonable and affordable too.
So what are you waiting for ? If you want to achieve #BestBeautifulforLife Skin then you should definitely switch to Olay Regenerist MicroSculpting Super Anti-aging Cream. I bet you won’t look back.

Until next time, see you !

Dermae Purifying Range Review

My dressing table is really loaded with new skincare products to try and at times it gets crazy as to which to pick and review. Skincare products take at least 2-3 weeks to show good results and can’t really switch so quickly. But it is a blessing if the products are natural. Recently I was introduced to the New Dermae Purifying Range at an event organised by them. If you follow me regularly, you know that I swear by Dermae Brand and their products. So I just couldn’t wait to get started with my goodies of the Dermae New Purifying range.

About Dermae Purifying Range :
The Dermae Purifying line is a daily deep detox regimen that boosts skin’s natural defenses against environmental and age damage. Fragrance-free, allergy-tested and made with minimal ingredients, the line is also safe for sensitive or reactive skin and all skin types. It is mainly made to cater to urban, active or oily skin types that have congested pores due to micropollutants, sweat, bacteria and oil.
Many might feel a bit hesitant in trying the products due to charcoal and its colour but Charcoal is known for absorbing 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities. This naturally powerful, absorptive ingredient deeply detoxifies and purifies skin. A combination of Marine Algae extracts, Activated Charcoal and antioxidant Green Tea naturally draws out toxins, replenishes vital nutrients and restores skin’s resistance to oxidative or other environmental stress. All Dermae products are fragrance-free. The only thing you can smell is their natural ingredients.
Various Products in the Dermae Purifying Range :
There six products in this Purifying Range –
1. Purifying Gel Cleanser
2. Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask
3. Purifying Daily Detox Scrub
4. Purifying Oil-Free Moisturiser
5. Purifying Youth Serum (not available in UAE)
6. Purifying Toner Mist (not available in UAE)

I received the Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask and Purifying Daily Detox Scrub in my goodie bag along with Antioxidant Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 from other Dermae Range . I shall review these 3 products in my post today.

1. Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask (Dh 140 for 48g) :

It is a dual-action deep detox formula. It mainly purges or cleans pores of deeply rooted toxins and exfoliates skin, removing surface impurities and promoting oxygenation. That explains the very name 2-in-1 with cleansing and exfoliation. It is grey in colour, has a smooth consistency which glides on face easily, no dripping and contains micro exfoliating beads. 

You need to wet your skin, apply this mask and work a little quickly to apply it all over the face or else it will dry in some areas. You can remove the mask after 5 minutes or leave it till it is completely dry and then remove it. I left it until completely dry and I could feel my skin hot and burning . When I removed the mask, my face was all red…So for Normal, Oily and Combination skin you can leave the mask until completely dry. However if you have a dry skin like mine, then you just remove the mask after 5 minutes and that is what I did next time.
That’s me with the mask on
My burnt face

I was left with visibly clear, softer and glowing skin. It is recommended to use this mask once or twice a week, depending on your skin condition. It is my personal favourite of the whole lot.
2. Purifying Daily Detox Scrub (Dh 110 for 113g) :

A gentle natural exfoliant for daily use even for sensitive skin. It looks same like the mask, except the Scrub has granules or beads and is more shiny. It lifts away pollutants and impurities, promotes healthy circulation and oxygenation of the face and leaves skin soft, smooth and radiant. It does not strip the skin off its natural moisture which is a plus point. My skin has become more glowing and many women ask me on how did I attain this glow? However, I don’t like to use scrubs more than once or twice a week, because I prefer cleansers instead for daily use. So I have kept the Charcoal mask and Detox Scrub for my weekend skincare regime.
3. Antioxidant Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 (Dh 99 for 56g) :

It is a fragrance free lightweight formula with a matte finish. To be very honest, I was not at all happy with this product. My skin is dry and it was difficult to apply as it was drying out quickly to give that matte finish. It left a white cast and residue on my skin and was extremely difficult to blend. It is great for Normal, oily and combination skin. However for Dry skin like mine, applying a serum before this sunscreen would help to glide it smoothly on the face. It has reasonable amount of SPF to protect your skin against UVA and UVB rays which makes it a good product to own for other skin types.
In all, I love the Purifying Range and also the Oil-free Moisturiser which I tried at the event. Though the moisturiser was grey in colour, when blended, it was totally absorbed by the skin not even leaving any trace behind. A Total thumbs up for the Charcoal Mask and Detox Scrub. If you need to revive your tired or dull skin, then Dermae Purifying Range is your answer to give you a radiant and glowing skin. They are really value for the money and go a long way if used properly. It has worked wonders for my skin. Go ahead and grab yours for a wonderful looking and healthy skin.
Dermae products can be found at Boots Pharmacy, Bin Sin Pharmacy, Super Care Pharmacy, Al Manara Pharmacy, United Pharmacy and at basharacare.com .

I hope you enjoyed reading about this new Dermae Purifying Range.  Have you used any of these products.  Do let me know by putting your comments below.  I would love to hear from you. 

Rahua Body Amazon Oil

Give The Gift of Goddess Skin With Rahua

** Celebrity favourite luxury hair and skin care range**

As the battle against dehydrated, dry skin commences it’s time to take your summer skincare rituals to a whole new level.
Introducing Rahua Body Amazon Oil – an intriguing blend of ultra-concentrated oil in a bottle, derived from 100% Amazon rainforest grown natural ingredients.

Star Ingredients

Rahua Body Amazon Oil is liberally infused with Sinchi Oil and Rahua Oil, two of the most nourishing, naturally sourced plant oils, both natives of South America. Enriched with omega-3, -6 and -9, this light silicone-free oil is free from all toxins, allowing skin to breathe in summer heat.

Benefits of Rahua Body Amazon Oil :

  • Omega-3 lipids help promote supple, healthy skin
  • Omega-3, -6 and -9 work to improve skin hydration
  • Vitamin E helps protect the skin from sun damage while restoring and replenishing moisture levels in the skin
  • Vitamin A protects against external environmental aggressors
Rahua Body Amazon Oil visibly improves skin hydration, leaving skin feeling soft, smooth and supple.
Rahua – It’s summer skincare enhanced by the power of nature.

With a cult following of A-list celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and Johnny Depp, Rahua, the luxurious Rahua collection features a range of products including shampoos, conditioners, hair elixir, finishing cream, hair wax, hair spray, dry shampoo, a body range and of course the hair mask.
The Rahua Amazon Body Oil retails for AED 395 and the retail range is on sale in Bloomingdales, 
House of Fraser and at Basharacare.com. Visit www.rahua.com to discover more and keep up-to-date with the latest news at www.facebook.com/rahuamiddleeast.