What: A balm to reduce fine lines and scars
For: Anyone with fine lines, acne scars or dry patches
Review: Now I don’t mean to alarm anyone… but this is a product that claims to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and it actually works. I’ll give you a minute to process this information.
Back? Okay. Acure Organics Line Eraser is a USDA certified organic balm with argan oil and starflower that works to reduce the appearance of fine lines and scars. I originally bought it because I have acne scars that have been around for about 5 years, and I am forever searching for an organic product to fade them. For whatever reason I didn’t even think about the ‘reducing fine lines’ claim, I would like to say because I have no fine lines but I think I was just skeptical after using supposedly ‘anti-ageing’ products for some years.
Well, I am not ashamed to admit it: I was wrong to be skeptical - because this product works. Granted I am only in my mid-twenties (an age bracket I like to think applies up until you are 29 and 364 days) and I only have a few lines around my mouth, eyes and forehead, but it was so satisfying to apply this product one night and to wake up the next morning with a line on my forehead gone. No-where to be seen. I don’t know how the clever people at Acure Organics did this, but someone deserves a bonus. The fine-line reduction isn’t permanent, and I do have to apply the balm every night to get the same smooth result - but I am not complaining. The balm itself is in quite a small container, but you only need a little as it is quite concentrated. I’ve also found that this works a lot better when it is applied directly to the area (and not over serum or moisturiser).
In terms how it is going for its original purpose to fade acne scars, I’m still not 100% sure - I think the results will be much slower to see, but I do feel that it is reducing the redness of the scars. And given the miracle results with the lines I have complete faith in this product, so will report back later.
Clean creds: 100% organic ingredients, free from animal testing, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, harmful preservatives and artificial colours.
Verdict: Well, if it wasn’t obvious from the above I must be a terrible reviewer. Buy this product. I’d also love to hear from anyone who has been using this for a while and the results that they have seen.
Buy it here
What: Richly hydrating body moisturiser with a delicious rose fragrance. Think rose petals in the spa, not Grandma’s hand cream.
For: Dehydrated skin
Review: This is a lovely luxurious moisturiser – not one that I use every day, but one that gets doled out for special occasions. The cream is (as the name suggests) ultra rich, so it’s quite hydrating and leaves a fine film of moisture over the skin. I wouldn’t use this if I were about step into a stinking sweaty day, but it’s a nice one to use before you go out because of the light sheen it gives to skin. Skin is silky soft to touch and lightly fragranced – even my boyfriend notices when I use this (which, believe me, is a BIG DEAL. I’ve sometimes walked around in a clay mask all over my face and he hasn’t noticed). The only slightly annoying thing I find about this moisturiser is the tube – it has a very nice looking wooden top but I find that this collects moisturiser in the rim. Although I’m sure I’ll be quite pleased once I get to the end of the tube and rediscover this hidden stash of moisturiser…
Clean cred: No synthetic fragrances or colour, sulfates, glycols, pegs or parabens. Australian owned and made. Against animal testing.
Verdict: Lovely ‘special occasion’ moisturiser. For the price you wouldn’t want to use this every day, but it really is nice to pamper yourself with or would make a gorgeous gift (the packaging looks very smart).
Available from here.
Kate’s wedding makeup was natural, fresh and glowing - a look that is easy to replicate and is perfect for summer parties & easy weekend makeup. Get a radiant bridal glow by prepping skin with a serum (try Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum) and let dewy skin speak for itself with minimal foundation or a tinted moisturizer (cover blemishes and dark circles using RMS Beauty “Un” Cover-Up). Softly line eyes with a smudge of pencil for definition and use a pinky blush with a touch of shimmer to finish the look (such as Vapour Organic Beauty Aura Radiant Blush in ‘Starlet’). To take the look from day to night simply add a little more eyeliner & a slick of lip gloss. Supermodel in a flash.
What a gorgeous idea! This company ticks all the boxes - vegan, cruelty-free, natural, pure, organic - and fully customisable products. Truth Art Beauty’s ethos is simple:
By enabling our customers to select their own ingredients and build their own blends, we are empowering them to learn exactly what’s going onto their skin. And into their bodies.
Create your own blend of eye balm, face oil, body scrub & body oil in Truth Art Beauty’s modern day online apothecary. There are also suggested blends on their site for different skin types (but choosing your own is the fun bit)!
I am off for a long weekend of rest & relaxation in the mountains. Here’s a peek into what I packed in my beauty bag:
Aurora Spa Rituals Ultra Rich Body Cream: Leave the perfume at home and cocoon your body in this deliciously moisturizing body cream, delicately scented with rose.
Ikou ‘Sleepyhead’ Rolette: Sleep like a baby (even in an unfamiliar bed) by rolling a few dabs of ‘Sleepyhead’ on your temples and chest before drifting off.
Evodia Hydrating Mist Toner: Perfect whether you’re travelling to a hot or cold climate: refreshing on summer days, and hydrating when switching from the cold to sitting in front of the fire (it’s a tough life, I know…).
Full reviews of all the products mentioned above coming soon, but for now I am off to toast marshmallows!