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Hydraluron Moisture Jelly

Monday, 20 October 2014

Hydraluron Moisture Jelly Review

Hydraluron Moisture Jelly Review

I recently did a post called New Season New Skincare concerning the toll Winter takes on even oily skin and the products to help. Hydraluron was one of the products in my haul as recommended by Caroline Hirons on her fabulous blog.

The internet is rather sketchy as to whether this is suitable for oily to combination skin, but I can confirm that it has caused me no problems whatsoever. You need about a blueberry size amount for the whole face and the gel feels wet for about ten seconds before sinking in. It has a faint plasticine smell and is squeezed out the top of the push down dispenser.

Unlike the Hydraluron Moisture Booster, this can be used alone rather than having to layer it under moisturiser. It locks in moisture all day creating a barrier against the cold air and prevents make up going patchy. I usually resort to cold cream in Winter as my skin goes flaky, but this provides the right amount of moisture whilst being light and not sending my skin into oil overdrive.

I am a little disappointed to realise that you only get 30ml of product out of the deceivingly large pot and at £25, I will have to see how it lasts before I decide on whether repurchase or not.

Have you tried Hydraluron?

250 Follower Giveaway: Pretty Honest By Sali Hughes

Friday, 17 October 2014

I have read and borrowed a number of beauty books from Bobbi Brown to Kevin Aucoin, with most of them being gigantic, heavy glossies packed with photos and step by step guides, but I never felt like I was being told anything new. That's why Pretty Honest has been such a breath of fresh air on the beauty scene, with bloggers to celebrities pre-ordering the delightfully chunky, yet compact hardback.

Sali's no nonsense approach and experience in the beauty business make this book so easy to devour in a couple of sittings and you can feel assured that she is on the side of the consumer, not the cosmetic companies. No fluff, no bollocks. After grabbing one for my beauty shelf, I also picked up an extra copy to give away to one of you lovely readers as a thank you for helping Cream Tea And Rose Jam reach 250 followers on Bloglovin'.

To be in with a chance of winning, all you need is to be a follower on Bloglovin' and enter your username below to enter. Simple! Any extra entries are entirely up to you. Please note that this is a UK and Ireland give away only. The winner will be contacted immediately via social media and I will re-draw if I receive no response within 48 hours.

Good luck!

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New Season New Skincare

Monday, 13 October 2014

New Winter Skin Care Products Review

In Winter, my normally oily skin becomes a little flaky and dry, so overhauling my skin care routine at this time of year is a must. I have never paid much attention to skin care, choosing to throw money at the best make up instead, but as everyone knows, there's no point putting good quality make up over poorly prepared skin. I wanted to start all over again with the products I've been using and that's what I've done with the advice of celebrity facialist and blogger Caroline Hirons. I trudged through her blog and with a Caroline-approved skin product list, I picked up lots of goodies from Asda. 

For my oily skin, I need a balm cleanser that doesn't strip all the natural oils, so I use Clinique Take The Day Off balm (not pictured). After cleansing, I use the Clearasil Rapid Action Pads, then the Nspa Radiant Flash Serum before the Hydraluron moisturiser for added protection against the cold Winter air. My night cream is Simple Vital Vitamin Cream that has a high amount of Lactic Acid to pep up my skin for the morning. A face mask Mrs Hirons recommended was the Good Things Five Minute Facial clay mask to draw out empurities. 

So that is my new routine! So far, I'm so happy with all the products and will see how my skin is after a few more weeks of using them. 

Have you added or subtracted products to your routine for Winter?
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