January 2017

Derma E Hydrating Skin Range Review – Winter special

With Winters comes the concern of dry skin but thankfully I am not worried because I have got my Dermae Hydrating range that takes care of this concern. I have introduced you to this brand earlier too and if you are really following me, you know that it is one of my favourite skin care brand, as it Natural, Fragrance Free, Cruelty Free, Paraben Free, Gluten free and 100% Vegan. They are clinically, dermatalogist and Sensitivity tested. I have tried various other product range of this brand like Sunscreen, Anti-Wrinkle Range, Age-Defying Range, Purifying Charcoal Range and now the Hydrating Range, which I will be talking about today.

Derma E is one of the my most trust worthy brands and if you like Natural products, you should surely check these out. I totally and always recommend to use them as I have experienced great results. Derma E Hydrating Range plumps and hydrates the skin, to diminish signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. This Hydrating Range has the key ingredient – Hyaluronic Acid, which locks in loads of moisture, plus vitamins and botanicals that help rehydrate and tone skin for a healthy, youthful glow. Without further ado, let’s go ahead with the review to know all in detail.
1. Derma E Hydrating Eye Cream :
This award-winning and best selling eye cream deeply hydrates, firms and tones the eye area to reduce the look of crow’s feet. It is a moisture-replenishing, smoothing eye cream. The key ingredients are Hyaluronic Acid, Pycnogenol, Vitamin C and Green Tea and it is white in colour.
It is lightweight, not at all greasy or creamy and smells great (no artificial fragrance). I feel the eye area very hydrated and very cool after its application. Only a little amount does the job, so make sure not to pour out so much. This eye cream lasts for a long time, not sure if they are good enough for wrinkles but good to tackle eye puffiness. It supports healthy circulation for the under eye area and can be applied on the lids as well without causing any irritation, hence making the eye area smoother and plumper.
2. Derma E Hydrating Cleanser :
This is not the first time I am using the Hydrating Cleanser and I am sure you all have seen this included in my Night Skincare Routine pictures that I have posted earlier on Instagram. This is a deeply moisturizing sulfate-free cleanser which removes dirt, oil and impurities with no drying after effects. Derma E Hydrating Cleanser is formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, Papaya, Chamomile, Vitamins A and E and is a transparent gel.  
Unlike other cleansers, it does not make my skin but instead my skin feels baby soft, smooth, radiant and much hydrated, thanks to the Hyaluronic Acid in it. It has a sweet and mild scent of the natural ingredients. The best part about Derma E cleansers is that they have a pump which makes it very convenient to use and hygienic too. The cleanser creates a slight foam but there is no soap though. 
I have to admit that Derma E cleansers are one of the best cleansers that I have ever tried. You can also read the review about Derma E Anti-wrinkle Vitamin A Glycolic Cleanser that I have tried earlier over here . They are a safe bet any day. Overall, I would highly recommend to use Hydrating Cleanser for these winters specially for those who have dry skin. 
3. Derma E Hydrating Day Cream :
Again, I have used Derma E Hydrating Day Cream several times earlier, specially for last winters and I have totally loved it. You can read the full detailed review here .

4. Derma E Hydrating Night Cream :
This award winning product is an extra rich, deeply moisturising cream for night time. It rehydrates and restores the skin when it is at rest at night time. It helps plump, soften and smooth fine lines and wrinkles for a healthier, younger-looking skin. Derma E Hydrating Night Cream is infused with Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C. This Hyaluronic Acid is a moisture magnet. Unlike the Hydrating Day Cream, Derma E Hydrating Night Cream is beige in colour.

This cream is again not at all greasy and gets totally absorbed in the skin. I wake up with much smoother and soft skin. It is extremely safe to use it on sensitive skin. Again it has a slight fragrance of natural ingredients. This is an excellent product and I would give a thumbs up as it does what it claims.

Overall Opinion :

I am very happy with the Derma E Hydrating Range. I will definitely recommend to use it if you have dry skin. Moreover it is very safe for sensitive skin like mine too. 

Price :
Hydrating Eye Cream –   AED 180 for 14 g
Hydrating Cleanser –       AED 120 for 175 ml
Hydrating Day Cream –   AED 225 for 56 g
Hydrating Night Cream – AED 235 for 56 g
You can find them in all leading Boots Pharmacies across UAE and online on basharacare.com.  Don’t really go on their pricing as all products lasts for a really long time like 2 months or so, depending on your usage. Moreover, it is really important that you invest in good skincare as it is worth it.

You can read more Derma E reviews on my blog, either by searching ‘Dermae’ on the blog on the right hand corner or clicking the Label ‘Dermae’ on the right hand side of my blog. 

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Disclaimer : Though these products were given by the PR, the opinions are unbiased and my own.

RevítaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner Review

Do you love your own lashes and don’t like false lashes, not comfortable false lashes or you are Eyelash extensions addict and find it painful ? Then this product is just for you. I received a Sample of RevitaLash from The Beauty Floor while placing another order on the website and I knew that I had to test and review it. So here it is. 

About RevítaLash Eyelash Conditioner :
RevítaLash is an eyelash growth serum. It is a remarkable cosmetic innovation  that will dramatically enhance the beauty of your Natural lashes. It conditions eyelashes and protects it from brittleness and breakage. It is so needed when we use waterproof mascara, that damages the eyelashes. This is what Shaanxo uses, so definitely wanted to give it a try. 
RevítaLash makes your eyelashes longer, thicker, darker and a bit glossy too. You can see more Eyelash Hair after using that. High impact botanicals and peptides keep eyelashes healthy. Eyelash extensions can be bad specially when the lashes fall out and can leave you with patches. You can use RevitaLash between your Eyelash Extensions to keep your lashes healthy.
Directions for use :
RevitaLash comes in a tube and is very easy to use. There is no fancy packaging. You should use it at night time on clean eyes without any eye makeup. It has a applicator brush in the tube. You have to apply near the lash roots and not on the skin as it can stain the skin and can cause irritation. Neither it should be applied inside the eyes. Use it every night before going to bed and you shall see the difference after 3 to 4 weeks. After 2 weeks, you will see some length. Yes, be patient. It can be also used as Eyelash Primer before the mascara. Do not apply more frequently than once per day. One lash stroke is sufficient and only a small quantity does the job. There is a demonstration on the product catalogue too as to how to use this product.
It is a little pricey, I agree but it does show great results, imagine that it saves you the pain to go through the Eyelash Extensions. But don’t expect dramatic results at once. It comes slowly.

Overall Opinion :
Honestly, I love the results and have become a big fan of RevitaLash Eyelash conditioner. RevitaLash scientifically designed formula helps you to get that glamorous, iconic looking eyelashes that you desire. This is added to my night time routine now and I might repurchase it.

Price :
Dh 525 for 3.5 ml from www.thebeautyfloor.com

I hope you enjoyed reading this article and found out something new to try it out. See you again soon Divas !

Disclaimer : The opinion in this review are unbiased and my own.

Max Factor – Beauty with No Extreme Measures Transformation Kit Review

Max Factor has been one of the beauty pioneers and one of my favourite drugstore brands.  Couple of weeks back, I was invited to attend one of their masterclass hosted by Joelle Mardinian, Max Factor’s Regional Creative Director, in which she shared tips and tricks to enhance the natural beauty using the Transformation Kit. They paid more emphasis on their slogan, “Beauty with No Extreme Measures”, on which the Transformation kit is named. Meaning you need not resort to needles or surgery to look beautiful or pile lots of makeup. Also, Samira Olfat, Max Factor’s Brand Ambassador in the Middle East, shared her tips and experience. Want to know more about it ? Scroll further…

Joelle introduced the Transformation Kit emphasizing that you don’t need to put layers of makeup to to hide your flaws or look beautiful. One should embrace Natural Beauty. The Transformation Kit contains Facefinity All Day Foundation and Pan stik with Free CC Colour Corrector & Angled Brush and this is what I am going to review today.

The Transformation Kit comes in different shades, so depending on your skin tone, you can find an appropriate shade match . The Transformation kit products formula i.e. the Foundation, Contour stik and under-eye corrector suits all skin types as they have a nice satin finish. The idea behind this kit is to get that nice and naturally sculpted face with make-up without going through those needles. The kit also comes with tutorial guides for how to go about achieving this.

The products one by one :-
1. Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation (Bronze 80) :
This comes in 14 shades and claims to have a lasting power of a primer, blendability of a liquid SPF Foundation and coverage of a concealer. What I like about it is that, it contains SPF 20 , which protects your skin. I got a slightly dark foundation to try in the shade Bronze 80 , but it could be made to the exact shade using a lighter foundation.
Face Finity All Day Flawless Foundation applies and blends like a dream, without any streaks, giving you a nice medium coverage, which is buildable. It evened out the complexion but did not totally conceal the dark circles (Concealer after that is required). It can be applied with fingers, beauty blender or brush. 
The foundation lasts all day and it does not go patchy at all. If you have combination or oily skin you need to apply powder on your face after the foundation. If you have a dry skin, just spray on a face mist for it to stay put. Overall, I love this foundation as it gives skin like coverage and it is not at all heavy.

2. Pan Stick (Cool Bronze 97) :
I really like how creamy the Pan Stik is, which can be easily used to contour, bronze and sculpt the face. Again it comes with twist up pan like the CC Stick, which makes it easy to use. You can directly apply it on the face or use an angled brush included in the Transformation Kit. The formula of this Pan Stik is so pigmented and can be easily blended. I suggest to go easy and apply small amount at a time. It works great for nose and lips contouring as well. Also it is advisable to set this product with a powder if you have combination or oily skin. For dry skin, it works wonders and no need to powder as well. As I mentioned earlier, the Kit contains Tutorials with pics on how to go about using these products to sculpt or enhance your facial features.

3.  CC Colour Corrector Stick (Yellow) :
This product is a must for people with dark circles and I too can’t escape from it. This pencil shape corrector eases the application, targeting the specific areas of concern. It comes in many shades such as green, orange, purple, peach, pink and yellow. The Transformation Kit comes with the Yellow Corrector. The pencil can twist up, so saying bye bye to sharpening it. The formula of the corrector is a little dry or chalky which is a little dry for my under eye area. Also, the shade is not perfect for my under eye area and would rather use it as a highlighter. For me, the peachy tones work the best as I got light dark circles. It does not contain any shimmer and looks very natural. I would recommended this shade for people with very light skin tone.

Overall Opinion :
I am really happy and amazed with the Max Factor Transformation Kit and the results. It is a great, affordable and inexpensive kit. It gives you flawless makeup finish and great for beginners as well. I am sure it will totally transform your look without having to use huge amount of makeup. I would definitely suggest you to invest in this kit.

Price :
Transformation Kit is priced at AED 135 and is available at Lifestyle stores, pharmacies and other major hypermarkets across UAE.

Until Next time, see ya !

Elf Cosmetics Makeup Remover Pen Review

It is time for a quick and mini review today. We all make makeup mistakes at times when in hurry. So I was happy I came across Makeup Remover pen by ELF cosmetics. This tiny little pen by Elf cosmetics has become a life saviour when it comes to makeup mistakes, specially when in hurry. It is really very convenient specially on the go and would like to share my review on the same.

Elf cosmetics Makeup Remover Pen quickly removes makeup smudges,  smears and mistakes without taking off the rest of your makeup. The gentle and non-greasy formula erases even long wearing and waterproof makeup for flawless touch ups, perfect for on- the-go . Puts you so much at ease.
It is infused with Vitamin E,  Cucumber and Chamomile to moisturize and condition skin. More it is cruelty free.

Direction of use – Sweep the tip of pen across makeup to remove. Clean tip with tissue after use.
Have you tried this or any similar product ? I hope you enjoyed reading the review and found it useful. until next time, see you.

GlamBox and Esthetic Sense – IonActive Power Treatment & Phyto Replenish Oil by Dermalogica

GlamBox and Esthetic Sense join forces to offer an exclusive preview of Dermalogica’s newest facial treatment, IonActive Power Treatment and newest product launch, Phyto Replenish Oil. The treatment and new product are both now available at Esthetic Sense outlets. 
Let me tell you more about the new treatment and product… 

*IonActive Power Treatment by Dermalogica – available at Esthetic Sense 
Enjoy rapid, visible results when you book this action-packed treatment. The IonActive Power Treatment combines thermal activity and the latest treatment-room technology to optimize product penetration for dramatically-improved skin.
*Phyto Replenish Oil from Dermalogica – available at Esthetic Sense
Luminous, and hydrating, this feather-light treatment oil rapidly absorbs to reinforce the skin’s protective barrier. Wear it alone or layered under foundation for all-day dewy skin, perfect for achieving that holiday glow!
Dermalogica is available at Esthetic Sense Skin, Make-up and Hair salons where the full range of treatments and products are available. 
GlamBox is proud to continue to partner with some of the best beauty brands in the world and help women across the Middle East discover the latest and greatest in make-up, skincare, hair care and fragrances. 
You can become a Glamista and subscribe to GlamBox by purchasing packages of 3, 6, or 12 months from as little as AED 71 per month.  So, what are you waiting for?
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