Beauty Shortlist Awards

Supple Preparation Facial Toner, Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop, Freshly Juiced Vitamin drop - by Dear, Klairs

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We at The Amazing Blog value brands that strive to create efficient products with natural and botanical ingredients. We know and love Klairs, a Korean brand that aims to create the highest-quality skincare products for sensitive skin. We have previously written about their Midnight Blue Claming Cream  and their Mid-day Blue Sun Lotion. The brand always makes sure that their products are manufactured with the purest raw materials and without harsh ingredients. Therefore all products are made without colourants, alcohol, parabens and artificial fragrance. We were lucky enough to try three of their new products.

The Supple Preparation facial toner is formulated to gently cleanse skin, balance skin PH level and provide deep hydration. The toner key ingredient is Phyto-Oligo, an agent that intensely nourishes skin leaving it smooth and supple.  The product is enriched with botanical extracts including centella asiatica, liquorice root, sponge gourd, hollyhock flower, aloe vera as well as natural oils such as lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, geranium oil, lemon oil, orange oil and cananga oil. Together these ingredients make a highly efficient toner that prepares the skin before the application of serums and creams and boosts their effectiveness. We loved using this facial toner, it made our skin feel supple and rejuvenated, and we are not the only ones loving it as it was named best facial toner by the Beauty Shortlist Awards in 2017

The Midnight Blue Youth Activating Drop is designed to tackle the various signs of ageing. The serum diminishes the appearance of lines and wrinkles, restores natural skin elasticity while replenishing skin with collagen. The product is formulated with EGF (sh-Oligopeptide-1) and bFGF (sh-Polypeptide-1) skin conditioning agents known for minimising the appearance of wrinkles and promoting skin renewal.  The serum is also infused with blueberry extract and castor oil well-known for their hydrating properties. The serum improves skin texture and works for an even and brighter complexion.

Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop, is one of our favourite serum of the year. It is designed for all ages and skin types. The serum’s key ingredient is Vitamin C, a vital molecule for skin health renowned for stimulating collagen production and its anti-oxidant properties. The serum is also packed with botanical extracts including citrus fruit, anise, grapefruit, lotus flower, broccoli extract, Chinese quince, orange oil, lavender oil, Chinese rhubarb, Mongolian oak leaf extract, water pepper and magnolia extract - what a list! The product helps maintain skin condition while protecting it from UV damage.  In one drop this serum instantly plumps and energises skin. In the long term, skin is stronger and healthier. It was also awarded best facial serum by the Beauty Shortlist Awards in 2017.

You can purchase the facial toner here for £17.20, the midnight blue serum is available here at £27 and you can buy the freshly juiced vitamin drop here for £19.


24/7 Balm by Face Matters

A beautiful face balm is a big weakness of ours at The Amazing Blog, and in our expert opinion Face Matters make one of the best anti-ageing and restorative balms on the market. The Face Matters 24/7 Balm is an award-winning multi-functioning balm that won an editor’s choice award at the 2017 Beauty Shortlist Awards

The 24/7 Balm uses the same base ingredient, pure organic silicon, as all of Face Matters other products. This ingredient helps to stimulate the natural production of collagen and elastin, which is an essential part of the formation of connective tissue and helps hair, skin and nails grow and appear youthful. Collagen is effectively the glue that holds us together and keeps us looking, healthier, younger and beautiful.

The balm itself is nourishing and luxurious when applied, acting as a super restorative treatment or an exfoliator. The solid balm melts effortlessly between your fingers into a rich and buttery feel that soaks into the skin. The quickest way to use the product is to massage it into skin before removing the excess product with a muslin cloth.  Our favourite way to use it, however, is to apply it as an overnight treatment.  Simply massage it into skin before bed and wake up to younger, more hydrated and glowing skin. The balm doesn’t sit on the face and is slowly absorbed as your skin regenerates itself overnight, so you don't have to worry about it rubbing off on to your pillow. This is an excellent way to keep skin looking healthy as we approach the colder winter months, especially if your skin dries out in the cold weather like ours does. 

This is a beautiful product that leaves you feeling pampered all day long. You can purchase the 24/7 balm here for £55.00

Toothpastes and Express Oral Care Foam - Splat

Brushing your teeth; it's something you do every morning and evening, every day of your life. That's why Splat's unique toothpastes intrigued us; it may be fun to shake up this mundane routine. In addition, whitening toothpaste can often be damaging to tooth enamel, which is why Splat’s naturally whitening toothpastes are so tempting to us here at The Amazing Blog.

Splat delivers ethical professional oral care, focusing on natural ingredients that are still effective, all from an environmentally friendly factory. The toothpastes come in an array of exotic and unique flavours, so if you’re somewhat bored of the repetitive mint toothpastes, choose between berries, green tea, lavender and magnolia to name a few. Each flavour has specific ingredients that work to clean your teeth, for example, the Coconut Toothpaste contains coconut oil, cinnamon extract and thyme essential oil which all have antibacterial properties. Our favourites would have to be the Coconut, and the Sea Minerals, which deliver a refreshing and invigorating clean, but the Ginger or Chili ones sure are bound to wake you up in the morning! Splat’s Blackwood Charcoal Toothpaste is peculiar in that it is black in colour, but works to whiten teeth by removing any stains.

Splat also sent us the Express Oral Care Foam, an on-the-go teeth cleaning foam, and winner at the Beauty Shortlist Awards 2017. Liquorice, milk enzymes and aloe vera gel, amongst other ingredients, work to clean the enamel, prevent the formation of dental plaque and freshen your breath. It is ideal for long journeys, after a staining drink like coffee or red wine, or after sugary foods and drinks. All you do is spray the foam into your mouth, rinse your mouth with the foam briefly and spit it out. We are huge fans of this convenient little product.

Purchase the toothpastes here for prices ranging from £3-8, and the Express Oral Care Foam here for £6.

Brow Fibre Extend by Eye of Horus

It’s no big secret that The Amazing Blog is a huge fan of strong brows, so if you combine that with our favourite Australian make-up brand, Eye of Horus, get ready for an effusive post. We have, for a long time now, been in love with Eye of Horus. Not only are their cosmetics fabulous and long-lasting, but they are cruelty-free, vegan-approved, paraben free and rich in precious oils and waxes.  There is a reason that this brand continues to pick up award after award, most recently winning Best Mascara and Best Eyeliner at the 2017 Beauty Shortlist Awards, and it’s because of the quality of their ingredients. Their new Brow Fibre Extend collection continues to incorporate ancient ingredients to deliver the highest quality products possible to make you feel like a real goddess. The Brow Fibre Extend is the first of a few exciting products that Eye of Horus is releasing over the next few months, so watch this space!

The Brow Fibre Extend creates fuller, thicker and more volumised brows. With a buildable formula, the product lengthens and thickens eyebrows and fills any patches or imperfections effortlessly, creating a natural but defined look. This new, waterproof range is available in three shades; Dark (Nile), Medium (Dynasty) and Light (Husk).  Mineral pigments are used to give a subtle and natural colour to the products. The long-wearing formula contains two types of seaweed (Canaliculate Extract and Laminaria Digitata) as well as Moringa Oil, which assist in brow hair growth and health. The micro applicator allows for both a delicate feathered look and a bold, impactful look. 

The Brow Fibre Extend is a great day-to-day product that instantly adds definition and volume in one smooth stroke, making it perfect for the girl on the go. You can buy your very own Brow Fibre Extend for £19 from My Beauty World here, so go and become the goddess you were born to be. 

See the Brow Fibre Extend in action here.

ColourPro by Eleni and Chris

The Amazing Blog is a huge fan of Eleni and Chris, and we were lucky enough in the past to have been sent some samples from the anti-ageing skincare range. The results of these products were fantastic, so we were keen to try some more of their miracle beauty products. Thankfully, Eleni and Chris very kindly sent us three products from their colour protection haircare range to review; the ColourPro Shampoo and Conditioner and the ColourPro Leave-In Treatment Spray.

Like their anti-ageing products, the champion ingredient in these products is the cloudberry. Cloudberries can withstand Artic and sub-Artic temperatures which makes cloudberry oil particularly rich in essential fatty acids, phytosterols and antioxidants; all of which are necessary for the maintenance of hair health after adding colour to it. The Shampoo and Conditioner have a highly concentrated formula that protects newly dyed hair, injecting moisture into to it to prevent it from drying out. The ingredients also help to protect hair from UV radiation to maintain colour vibrancy and prevent it from fading. Together they leave hair nourished and shinier than you’d ever have thought dyed hair could be. The leave-in treatment is easy to use and can be applied every day if you so wish. It is also a very effective treatment for those of you who haven’t coloured your hair. It adds an extra level of moisture and is an additional treatment we highly recommend if you want to have healthy and luscious locks. Don't just take it from us though! This won The Beauty Shortlist Award for Best Product for Colour Treated Hair in 2017. 

If you want to have these award-winning products for yourself you can purchase the Shampoo here for £25.00, the Conditioner here for £27.00, and the Leave-In Conditioner here for £29.00.