Review: SunRose Garden Anti-oxidant Oil Facial Serum

SunRose Garden Anti-oxidant Oil Facial Serum (€18), 20ml. No press samples included.

SunRose Garden Anti-oxidant Oil Facial Serum

A couple of months ago, I spent my last Saturday living in Dublin wandering around Temple Bar with a friend. Between the food market in Meeting House Square and the Cow’s Lane Designer Market there was enough to keep us occupied for more than a few sun soaked hours.

When I spotted a stall selling skincare I was immediately interested in knowing more. After a chat with the knowledgeable and friendly man, whose name I have stupidly since forgotten, running the stall I learned that the SunRose Garden is a Wexford based company that makes all their products by hand.

My Skin Essentials by Mariga Nourishing Oil was dangerously close to running out so I decided to buy the SunRose Garden Anti-oxidant Oil Facial Serum to have on standby.

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Review: Skin Essentials by Mariga Nourishing Oil

Skin Essentials by Mariga Nourishing Oil

Last June the unthinkable happened, for a beauty junkie like me anyway, all my skincare products ran out on the same day and I had no back-ups. So, naturally, I did what anyone would do and tweeted about my dilemma. I knew other bloggers would enjoy a giggle at me being so unprepared.

What actually happened was that both Mariga from Skin Essentials and the lovely Dolly Rouge girls offered to send me some products so that I didn’t have the expense of replacing everything at once.

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Review: The Body Shop Moringa Beautifying Oil

I’ve been on the hunt for a new hair serum, cream or oil since deciding that the stale ashtray smell of the Joico Re:Nu Fullness and Body Primer wasn’t for me so I was delighted when The Body Shop sent me one of their new Beautifying Oils* to try. 


Available in 11 scents, I received the Moringa one, these dry oils can be used on  the body, face and hair. Containing a blend of three lightweight nut oils, Community Fair Trade Marula Oil, Kukui Nut Oil and Sweet Almond Oil, they claim to instantly moisturise, smooth and illuminate. The Community Fair Trade Marula Oil is sourced from the Eudafano Women’s Co-operative in Namibia.

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Review: Vichy Nutrilogie 1 Intense Cream for Dry Skin

 
Vichy‘s Nutrilogie 1 Intense Cream for Dry Skin is, obviously, an intense cream specifically formulated to look after dry skin. For the last month I’ve been using this moisturiser as a night cream, alongside the La Roche-Posay Rosaliac range for daytime.
 
According to Vichy, ‘dry skin is unable to correctly produce its own lipids. As a result, there is a profound deficiency in lipids’.
 
Nutrilogie 1 contains the patented Sphingo-lipid, which is a ‘lipid precursor of cutaneous lipids, that is to say a pre-digested lipid, which is transformed by dry skin into cutaneous lipids. Therefore, for the first time ever Sphingo-lipid goes beyond a compensatory surface supply and actually promotes the natural production of lipids, a failing function of dry skin’.

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Review: Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Fortifying and Soothing 24hr Hydrating Cream

I picked this up in Boots recently, it wasn’t the Vichy moisturiser I went in there looking for but it caught my eye so I bought it.
 
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Fortifying and Soothing 24hr Hydrating Cream (phew, what a mouthful) cost me just under €20 for a 50ml jar (I paid with my points though, so happy days,) and according to Vichy it leaves skin ‘intensely hydrated, skin feels soothed. It feels supple, refreshed and velvety- soft. Sensations of tightness are reduced all day long. The skin feels resilient, supple and radiant.’

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Review: Benefit B.Right It’s Potent! Eye Cream

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect eye cream for what seems like an eternity. I honestly don’t know why I’ve been having so much trouble, it’s not as if I’m making undue demands on eye cream. I mean I just want something that will take  care of my dark circles as well as keep the eye area hydrated. Not too much to ask for, is it?


With this mission in mind my interests where peaked when I first heard about Benefit’s It’s Potent! Eye Cream back in February. The fact that is was described as a ‘brightening eye cream to fade dark circles’, could only be a good thing as far as I was concerned.

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