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Viliv - skincare range

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We love skincare that helps to keep our complexions looking plumped up and lush. At The Amazing Blog we’ve been hearing lots of great things about a new Swiss brand that recently launched here in the UK.  Step forward centre-stage Viliv with their uber-stylish contemporary branding and science-driven skincare.

Dr. Felix Bertram, founder of Viliv, is a leading Swiss skin specialist who’s noted for his exceptional aesthetic and anti-ageing treatments. From teaching workshops to educating doctors and students in dermatology and laser medicine, he also has global recognition for his award-winning dermatological clinic. There is absolutely no doubt that Viliv has an impeccable pedigree with its extensive scientific research behind all of the products.

Regular readers will remember that we reviewed the Viliv e - Shape Your Eyes Rich Eye Cream and so we couldn’t wait to try four more products from the range: Foam to Face Cleanser, Vi-Lift Your Skin Serum, Brighten Your Eyes Serum, and Get a Rich Restore Ultra-Nourishing Moisturiser.

Let’s start with a morning routine cleanser Viliv Foam to Face cleansing foam, easy to use with just two pumps massaged on our face in circular motions, then quickly rinsed this off. What we particularly liked about this cleanser is its fragrance, it contains chamomile and allantoin which soothes the skin leaving a fresh and subtle floral scent.  As a foam, a little goes a long way and with typical Swiss efficiency, it was also extremely effective at removing all makeup residue leaving our city-skin feeling fresh, hydrated and clean.

Next, we have the Vi-Lift Your Skin Serum which offers 24h urban protection. Here’s a fact that you probably didn’t know, blue light and infrared radiation (i.e. from your phone) affect the skin’s defence mechanisms. These disrupt the exchange of information between cells, leading to cell damage and premature skin ageing. The irony is that modern technology is now ageing us! The Viliv Vi-Lift Serum contains an exclusive active ingredient called +VIDERMACTIVE 7 that is rich in vitamin C and protects the skin from free radicals such as pollution or the blue light and preserves mitochondrial DNA. We also like that it’s quick to apply, not at all sticky, fragrance-free and it sinks easily into the pores for protection.

The Vi-Lift partners well with Viliv Brighten Your Eyes Serum, this is serum is our favourite out of the four we tried. We often forget that the skin around the eyes area is continually moving with active facial expressions and is four times thinner than the rest of our face. Therefore it needs support as we age and Viliv addresses this with their special ingredients of tetrapeptide eyeseryl which improves circulation and firmness, as well as reducing dark circles and puffiness. Plus the liftonin xpress which gives an instant lift with its microalgae extract and natural polymers. We found this Eye Serum gave us visible and instant results, it felt very cooling when applied and really does work wonders on tired eyes.

Lastly, in this skincare routine is Viliv Get a Rich Restore Ultra-Nourishing Moisturiser.  This is a cream that keeps on working, and as they say, it’s a ‘24-hour anti-ageing expert’. Containing PerfectionPeptide P7 which activates the skin’s natural defences by stimulating the responsible enzymes and managing the impact of UV related stress to protect against moisture loss. Other ingredients are silymarin, carosin and vitamin E all to help reduce wrinkles and firm the skin.  We also mustn’t forget to mention that Viliv is 100% vegan, cruelty and gluten-free, with no parabens, mineral oils, colourants, PEG, BHT EDTA or fragrance. See the full Viliv product range here with prices starting from £29. These products get a big 10/10 from us!

Epara-Cleansing Lotion and Brightening Night Balm

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At The Amazing Blog, beauty is our common passion. We love discovering new beauty products made for different skin types and age. We were delighted when we received EPARA’s Cleansing Lotion and Brightening Night Balm.

EPARA is an organic and natural skincare brand specialising in Afro-Carribean beauty. After years of suffering from dry and uneven complexion, the founder Ozohu Adoh struggled to find any effective and natural skincare products. So as the story goes, she took a chance and decided to create a brand that would answer the needs of women of colour. In the Nigerian dialect, Ebira, EPARA means “to cocoon oneself” which is the core aim of this brand.

EPARA combined the best of natural African ingredients to create unique and highly nourishing skincare range. The Cleansing Lotion cleanses and gently moisturises and is very efficient in removing all traces of make up and impurities. The lotion is enriched with moringa seed extracts, marula oil, plankton extract, Cananga flower oil and frankincense oil. Together these ingredients work as natural skin brighteners, helping to reduce the imperfections and give a more even skin tone. The oils infused in this formula make the cleanser highly hydrating and perfect for dry or sensitive skin types.

The Brightening Night Balm has won a particular place in our hearts. This balm is infused with the finest ingredients including plankton extracts, allantoin, and hyaluronic acid. Combined, these ingredients replenish the skin with goodness at night, and help reduce age spots and hyperpigmentation. Allantoin and Hyaluronic Acid with their anti-ageing and cell regenerating properties contribute to a softer, clearer and healthier skin tone. The complexion looks instantly rejuvenated and moisturised with the cream absorbing quickly leaving the skin velvety soft. Purchase the Cleansing Lotion here for £40 and the Brightening Night balm here for £100.