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Natur’ Amour Natural Skincare

Hi dolls,

Hope everyone had a great weekend? Cannot believe it is the second week of February already! Valentines day this Sunday…to be honest for me Valentines Day is not a big deal. The hubbster and me had a pact when we started dating, that everyday is Valentines Day! However I did go to a ladies night event, with my girl, ‘A Diva’s Night Out (Valentines Edition)’. It was a nice girlie night out, cocktails, and sexy lingerie to look at and of course skincare products for sale, any beauty bloggers dream! So will try and keep this short and sweet.

Natur’ Amour is a holistic brand, created by Marie-Claude owner of The Essence of Esther Ltd. She created this line because she started having acne issues, in doing so she was determined to find the root to her acne problem. Certain products she would use was making the problem worse, out of frustration and not finding anything that worked for her, Marie-Claude was doing her research, finding that her diet was also a contribution to her acne. To cut long story short she created Natur’ Amour – created for women of colour suffering from acne. The products are made out of natural ingredients such as Papaya oil, Jojoba oil, Bamboo, Hydrosol, Cranberry extract, Manuka and Vitamin C, among other ingredients.

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The products are free from parabens, petrochemical, sulphates, mineral oils, hydroquinone and synthetics ingredients. The irony is a lot of the products we use on our skin contain these nasty chemical. Her products use ECOCERT approved preservatives, also because they are freshly made they expire 3 to 6 months after manufacturing. The brand is ethical even down to the containers – made of violet glass, which has unique properties to help preserve the integrity of the natural ingredients, by blocking any visible light.

What I love about this brand is the simplicity of the products, the line has 3 introductory products for normal/combination and oily skin types; Unscented Goat’s milk Soap, Brightening Day Cream and Rebalancing Serum. More products to come.

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Unscented Goat’s milk Soap; Helps nourish and rejuvenate the skin, its anti-bacterial properties helps slow down the organisms that spread skin conditions like acne.

Brightening Day Cream; is my favourite, the smell is refreshing and the texture is light but moisturising, leaving your skin soft without the greasy feel. With the ingredients, like vitamin c and white lily oil working together to reduce the appearance of pigmentation spots, and brighten skin complexion. The bergamot essential oil acts as an antiseptic and has healing properties for skin regeneration.

Rebalancing Serum; The serum is a night treatment oil, the serum contains purifying, and anti-inflammatory properties, that help to regulate the sebum production, great for oily skin.

Natur’ Amour Mission Statement

“Our values are based on quality, integrity and concern for the wellbeing of our customers. We use our hands to craft. It’s our labour of love. That’s because we care. We aim to educate on the benefits to switch to safe skincare and adapt a toxic free lifestyle for great beauty from the inside out!”

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I’ve just started using the Brightening Cream and the Rebalancing Serum, it’s only been a few days, and I can already feel and see a difference. Natural is the best way forward. Click the links above to shop and more information on Marie-Claude and Natur’ Amour. Please do comment or share. Stay beautiful inside and out. X

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1234 Step Skincare

1234 Step Skincare

Hi Dolls, 🙂

Your skin care regime should be as strict as you can, 123 steps; double cleanse, tone and moisturise twice a day. Also exfoliate and a mask is a must 1-2 times a week. The 4th step I just made up! Is night cream….Yes guys everyone should use night cream. Reasons why because at night your skin is in rest mode and repairs itself, in line with biorhythms and sleep patterns. Therefore a night cream is to support and make it more efficient at maintaining a healthy complexion.

Night creams contain ingredients that aid the regeneration process such as ceramides, which trigger collagen production and vitamins A, C, E or B5.

The current night cream I’m using at the moment is good, Simple Kind to Skin Vital Vitamin night cream; £5. 25 at Boots, Also this is fantastic for sensitive skin and those who like natural skin care, no perfume or alcohol in any of their Skin range. At first I thought this was a way for the industry to get us spending more, however I’ve been using a night cream for about 2 months now and I can see and feel the benefits. I have recommended many of my clients, friends and family, just make sure you get one for your skin type.

 

Stay beautiful inside out! 😉 X

Top Tip Tuesday

Top Tip Tuesday

Hi Dolls, these are tips that I use on my self and on clients, I hope you find them helpful 😄

  1. Exfoiliate lips once a week, using an old tooth brush with whatever cleanser you would normally use.
  2. Heated eyelash curlers are great for adding lift to the base of the eyelashes once mascara has been applied.
  3. If your going to use dark eyeshadows or do a somkey eyes, try to do eyes first so if any droplets occur it’s easier to wipe away and doesn’t mess up your foundation.
  4. Lip liner is my best friend, I find it sharpens the appearance of the lips and using it as base keeps your lipstick on for longer.
  5. Applying individual lashes after mascara helps sit better into the natural lashes. 

Hope you guys find these tips as useful as I do, please do comment! Stay beautiful Dolls. 😘

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Summer Problems 1; Uneven Skin Tone

Hi Beauties, 🙂

 

Summer equals sun exposure, which can cause fair-skinned faces to freckle and darker complexions like my self are more likely to get uneven pigmentation. The solution is not to sunbathe, because a slight tan represents injury to your Dermis. The Dermis is the inner portion of the skin, made up of two layers and it is situated underneath the Epidermis. Which is made up of five layers, I will not go into too much detail about what each layer is or what it does because that needs a post of its own! However the obvious solution is a sunscreen formula with SPF 30 or higher and should be re- applied every couple of hours. For those whom the damage has already been done, investing in alpha-hydroxy acid peels. You beauties should consider the fact that freckles and uneven pigment will reduce discolouration, but the peels will increase your skin’s photosensitivity, according to dermatologist Elizabeth Tanzi, MD, therefore making sun PROTECTION even more essential. I’m still on the mission to find great products that does not break the bank.

 

Take care out there Dolls, caring and protecting your skin keeps you youthful and beautiful! 😉 X.

The benefits you receive from facials…

The benefits you receive from facials…

Hi Beauties, 😃

This coming week I will be practiccing facial techniques on my peers, so excited! Will keep you posted! Still in the process to get my kit, as you know things like that requires money! Especially when you want quality for your clients. However today’s post will try to keep the details short and sweet, so you ladies know the benefits your skin receives when getting facials. 

Cleanser- It doesn’t only remove dirt and make up on your skin, but it nourishes and re-hydrates the skin.

Exfoliator/Face Scrub- Brightens skin and gives you a more even skin tone, leaving it smooth.

Warming the skin with Steamer/Towels- This allows products to penetrate in the deeper layers of the skin, as it relaxes pores for extraction. With the steamer the treatment is more beneficial to the skin because the products and the client have greater benefits.

Massage- Is obviously relaxing for the client, it improves circulation and the fresh nutrients are distributed to  the skin cells to promote healthy cells.

Face Mask- Rehydrates, purify and removes impurities from the skin. This kind of deep cleanse adds moisture and can help to dry out oily skin, can also help to soothe.

Toner- Leaves skin refreshed and revitalised and re-stores the ph balance of the skin and tightens pores.

Specialised eye cream/serum and face moisturiser-  Moisturising  the eye and face area adds collagen and elastin to the skin, protecting the skin from environmental factors.

So I would recommend you beauty bunnies to get facials every 8weeks max depending on your skin type. Sometimes it’s just nice to pamper your skin when you can, it’s all about healthy skin cells. 😉 X.