Anti Aging

All-In-One Anti Ageing Cream – NCN Professional Skincare

While there are many things that improve with time (like a fine wine), skin is definitely not one of them. Here at The Amazing Blog, we understand what it is like to be dissatisfied with the appearance of our ageing skin. Although many women turn to fillers to remove wrinkles and troublesome spots, there are a few highly effective products you might want to consider before stepping into the clinic.

The All-in-One Anti Ageing Cream by NCN Professional Skincare is a potent blend of peptides, actives, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and oils that can plump, lift, erase fine lines, hydrate, pamper and nourish your skin. For anyone experiencing wrinkles, loss of firmness, or dull skin, this formula is the solution you have been looking for! As an all-in-one product, it can be used entirely on its own in your skincare regimen. Unless you have extremely dehydrated skin, you don’t even need to apply a moisturiser alongside it. Apply it once or twice daily to see a visible improvement in the appearance of your skin.

The All-in-One Anti Ageing Cream is available here for £69.99.

Barefoot SOS – Repair and Renew

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As many of you know, we here at The Amazing Blog  are always excited for all things anti-ageing!  We love pampering our skin to keep it as youthful as possible.  Our newest find, Barefoot SOS, combines the ‘science of skincare with the natural power of botanical extracts’ to benefit skin. Barefoot SOS has recently launched its Repair and Renew line, which targets fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tones and damaged or scarred skin.

The Barefoot SOS Repair and Renew treatment consists of a 3-step regime to nourish, firm and tone skin using the Intensive Treatment Oil, Daily Replenishing Cream and the Smoothing Eye Serum.  They suggest a routine for applying the treatment, which I have personally found is quick and easy.  In the morning and evening, nourish your skin with the Intensive Treatment Oil by gently rubbing 3-4 drops of the oil into you face.  Once the oil is fully absorbed, apply the Daily Replenishing Cream to firm your skin.  A little of the Daily Replenishing Cream goes a long way, so apply the moisturiser sparingly.  Finally, delicately apply the Smoothing Eye Serum around the eyes to tone those pesky fine lines and wrinkles. As always, to prevent further wrinkling, apply by lightly patting from the outer eyes toward the nose.

The innovative Repair and Renew 3-step treatment includes Rosa Mosqueta, which is packed with essential fatty acids that have anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties. The range also contains Argan Oil that maintains skin elasticity as well as the acid of Evening Primrose to soften and moisturise skin.  The Repair and Renew line is suitable for all skin types but is very beneficial for dry skin.  The Intensive Treatment Oil can be found here for £28.00.  The Daily Replenishing Cream can be found here for £21.00 as well as the Smoothing Eye Serum which can be found here for £21.00.

Bio2You Organic Anti-Aging Serum

blogBio2You is a skincare range that I first discovered in 2011 and as you will see from my blog post  I really fell in love with the Seathorn Antiaging Cream with Hyaluronic Acid moisturiser. So when we at The Amazing Blog were given the opportunity to try out their Organic Antiaging Serum – well as you can imagine, I jumped at it! To be honest this product wasn’t quite what I was expecting… the serum has a very ‘different’ smell.  It is quite ‘yeasty' which is not necessarily a bad thing, just unexpected!  And you can really smell this with the highly concentrated herbs and vitamin B content - which (unlike other serums) is not being disguised by some other artificial fragrances. It has the texture of dry oil and sinks almost instantly into the skin. Quickly added none of this brand’s products contain any alcohol, artificial colouring or parabens.  It has been specifically formulated to help reduce wrinkles by penetrating into the skins dermis to help repair the collagen and retain moisture. There are also other ingredients of Aloe Vera, Fengreek, Organic Hops, Panthenol (ProVitamin B5) and Organic Seabuckthorn oil (this is my favourite ingredient!)

I have been using this as recommended twice daily in conjunction with my current daily moisturiser and night cream – it left my skin pleasantly slightly damp and very soft.  Over a period of 10 days, I have notice that my skin actually did feel more rehydrated.  However, I think for maximum results I would recommend using this in tandem with their fabulous Seathorn Antiaging Cream .For all those natural product enthusiasts like myself, I would definitely recommend Bio2You Organic Antiaging Serum  it is also good for those who have sensitive skin and the ingredients really are vitamin packed ready to perform. At £24  this really isn’t a bad price for an organic antiaging serum that works.

Kelly Edwards Essential Starter Kit

Kelly Edwards At The Amazing Blog we love to make sure our skin is clear and healthy each and every day. With Kelly Edwards new 4 piece skincare essential starter set it is easy to cleanse my skin on a routine basis.  With her selection from normal to slightly dry skin this kit can offer people with different skin types a selection to choose from that will match perfectly.

For the past couple of weeks I have been following the weekly routine that Kelly Edwards suggests using her Essential Starter kit. Using the Cleanser, Toner, and Floral Moisturiser twice a day and exfoliating my skin once a week I have began to notice a difference with my skin. Before I go to sleep every night I use the cleanser to gently remove my make up  and wash my face. Then after clearing the everyday grime from my face I use a dab of the toner to hydrate and refresh my skin.The alcohol free floral scented toner has an added bonus to it, after hydrating your skin it restores the pH of my skin. The last step to my daily routine is to moisturise my face. Using the Floral Moisturiser it nourishes and protects my skin with a blend of rich plant oils, vitamins, and esstential oils that will leave my face and skin refreshed for the following day. While the Floral Moisturiser protects your skin, it also protects against radicals to combat the signs of premature ageing. On Sunday I used a little dab of the exfoliating cream to gentle buff away the dead skin cells and unblock my pores. It's nice to know that all of Kelly Edwards products are natural and do not contain any nasties. With all of her products being handmade in Wales, you know you are getting a great product for an affordable price.

With this easy weekly routine my face is glowing and feeling hydrated throughout the week. I have noticed a difference by using this 4 step process and other’s have too! You can find the Kelly Edwards skincare set on-line for £38. This set includes a 100ml Cleanser, 50 ml Toner, 50 ml Floral Moisturiser, and a 50 ml Exfoliating Cream.

Murad - Resurgence Age-Diffusing Firming Mask

blog I have wanted to try the Murad products for quite some time. I first spied them lurking behind a sea of make-up, in a friends bathroom shelves. And as you do…. I found myself having a sneaky sniff and sample. What intrigued me most was the fact that my lovely friend (who is a very mild mannered person) is a total devotee and obsessed by Dr Murad and his products and ‘The Science of Cellular Water™’,  So when the Murad Resurgence Age-Diffusing Firming Mask finally arrived at The Amazing Blog I pounced on the bottle…

For those of you who don’t know this brand Dr Murad is the founder of scientifically proven skincare, a true pioneer and a leading dermatologist. Based in the Murad Inclusive Health Spa in LA, Dr Murad's experience of his patient's skincare conditions inspired him to create skincare. These range from acne and redness to pigmentation and anti-ageing.  He’s an author of a number of dermatology books including The Cellulite Solution, which was serialised in the Sunday Times. Murad celebrity fans include Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl), Fearne Cotton, Nicole Sherzinger, Holly Willoughby, Kimberley Walsh, Lily Cole and Emily Blunt

I’m not a big fan of putting water my face or for that matter face masks, however I persevered with the Murad Resurgence Age-Diffusing Firming Mask (Step 2). This formula promised to enhance skin elasticity, promote instant firming and to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The key ingredients include golden seaweed to restore resilience and the FirmQ2 complex to firm and lift. I found it almost fragrance free with only the most subtle bouquet of something that reminded me of a fresh bunch of grapes, I massaged on evenly over my face and neck. Left on as instructed for about 10 mins what I noticed was that it had a very ‘cooling’ effect both to the touch and on my skin. I then diligently rinsed it off. My skin definitely looked brighter, felt smoother and thankfully not tighter (something I hate).  I don’t have the other recommended Step 1 (cleanse) or Step 3 (moisturiser) to try,  butI did follow it with one of my current fav serums and  moisturisers (you’ll have to wait to learn about those in my next posts!)

This was definitely like bringing the spa experience home and  for a retail price of £59.50 for 50ml it is good value for money especially if you compare it what a series of say 5 facials would cost. Available from leading spas, salons and selected House of Fraser, Debenhams and M&S Your Beauty stores nationwide. To buy online and find your nearest stockist please visit here.