Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Aurelia 3-Step Probiotic Discovery Kit

I've got a lot of love for pro-biotic skincare brand Aurelia so I had to share this little kit because it really is amazing value. Aurelia is a luxury green beauty brand so the £10 price point of this little kit is surprising to say the least. The Aurelia 3-Step Discovery Kit features the brand's 3 step regime in handy travel sizes that should last you over a week when used twice a day. 

Worth £45, the kit includes: 
Miracle Cleanser 15ml and Bamboo Muslin Cloth 
Revitalise and Glow Serum 4ml 
Cell Revitalise Day Moisturiser 20ml 
Cell Revitalise Night Moisturiser 20ml 
As you can see, the samples are pretty generous and all of the items are contained in glass jars and bottles with proper labels, so they retain the luxury feel of Aurelia's full sized items.
I raved about the Miracle Cleanser years ago on Instagram- it's a gorgeous cream formula with the most refreshing scent. The aromatic cleanser contains eucalyptus, bergamot, chamomile and rosemary oils so it really awakens the senses and is absolutely brilliant if you've got a cold or hayfever and are feeling a little congested.

I feel like the cleanser alone at this size is worth the ten quid but the serum and day and night moisturisers are just as lovely. I have used all of these products before and dipped in and out of them when I've felt my skin needed some TLC.
The Revitalise and Glow Serum is lightweight with a milky sort of texture that absorbs beautifully. Containing the brand's highest concentration of probiotics, the serum performs the double duty of creating instantly radiant and dewy skin while also working to revitalise and firm. The serum is packed with BioOrganic botanicals including Baobab, which is rich in omegas, Kigelia Africana to firm the skin and Hibiscus which is rich in antioxidants. It really is a lovely serum which preps the skin perfectly for the next step - either the Cell Revitalise Day Moisturiser or Cell Revitalise Night Moisturiser.

The Cell Revitalise Day Moisturiser has an interesting texture - it's lightly whipped and luxurious and feels beautifully light and refreshing on the skin. It sort of melts into the complexion and would work in any sort of weather - I'm revisiting it at the moment during this heatwave and it's certainly not feeling heavy or cloying on my face. The award-winning moisturiser contains hydrating and soothing plant and flower botanicals and Mongongo and Argan oils that work together to create soft, smooth and radiant skin. The cream contains essential oils of Jasmine, Plumeria, Tuberose and Mandarin so it smells as gorgeous as it feels.

The Cell Revitalise Night Moisturiser is ultra-rich and comforting, making it a beautiful product to complete your evening routine with. The cream contains Shea Butter and Aloe Vera to nourish and cool the skin and is enriched with a special blend of sleep-friendly essential oils including Neroli, Mandarin, Rose and Lavender so you get a nice hit of olfactory goodness while a long list of BioOrganic ingredients get on with calming and hydrating while you snooze.
At £10, this really is a brilliant kit to either get yourself acquainted with a beautiful brand and the travel sized products are perfect for taking away on holiday.
You can find the 3-Step Probiotic Discovery Kit online at Aurelia.

Friday, 15 June 2018

Feather & Down Breathe Well

If you shop in Boots you've probably heard of Feather and Down and if you're already a fan you might be pleased to know they've just launched two new products. Just like the existing Sweet Dreams range, the new Breathe Well Pillow Spray and Breathe Well Bath Essence are designed to help encourage a restful night’s sleep.
The difference between these and the brand's already popular products? As well as Lavender and Chamomile, these contain Eucalyptus, Peppermint and Tea Tree essentials oils that are well known for their soothing and cooling properties, not to mention their ability to 'open the airways' a little.
With summer heating things up, Feather and Down have chosen the perfect time to launch the Breathe Well products. The Bath Essence creates just the right amount of pillowy bubbles and leaves the skin feeling sufficiently cooled and soothed. This is an ideal product for a pre-bed bath or shower before slipping between the sheets on a hot and humid night. I'll freely admit that I have been using the bath essence as a shower gel more often than not because I actually rarely find the time to soak away the day in a bath, but I assure you it's just as lovely when used in the shower!

The Pillow Spray is probably one of my new favourite things. I am a huge fan of room fragrances and pillow sprays with essential oils so it was almost a given I'd like this one. Like the bath essence, the spray features the classically comforting scent of lavender and chamomile spiked with refreshing eucalyptus, peppermint and tea tree. It really does make for a beautiful twist on your traditional sleep sprays and the addition of the three cooling 'breathe well' oils seem to lighten up the air when it feels a bit thick and humid.
An added bonus of these products is that I imagine they'd be a welcome addition to your bedtime ritual if you're feeling a bit sniffly and bunged up, whether that's down to catching a summer cold or suffering from hayfever. As it stands, I'm enjoying both products and so is my little family.

You can find Feather and Down Breathe Well Pillow Spray and Bath Essence at Boots in store and online where both products are very reasonably priced at £7 each.