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Collagem – Beauty Supplement

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While explorers never found the infamous ‘fountain of youth’, we at The Amazing Blog are ever hopeful that we’re one step closer with our latest discovery of Collagem. This beauty supplement has 12 active ingredients from collagen to vitamin C , all effective at delaying signs of ageing and improving the skin from within. They refer to it as: “ Your daily beauty dose”.

Kasia Devraj the creator of the premium Collagem supplement brand and owner of Beauty Boosters Ltd decided to create a collagen supplement after being unable to find one that would encapsulate all that she wanted, bioactive collagen peptides, low molecular weight collagen and antioxidants to help combat anti-ageing. More importantly, it had to be free of artificial preservatives and flavours, added sugars and genetically modified organisms (GMOs). She partnered with scientists and biotechnologist to launch Collagem initially into Poland and then the UK earlier this year.

Collagem is a powder supplement that comes in small packets with an orange flavour. The key ingredient is hydrolysed marine collagen. The other ingredients, bioactive collagen, beta carotene, hyaluronic acid, bamboo extract, CoQ10, and selenium all of which have properties to prevent premature signs of ageing and retain moisture. Additionally, the vitamin C helps boost the immune system while the MSM detoxifies and improves skin texture. When you pair the two together, they also help rebuild new cell tissues and r-alpha lipoic acid (R-ALA)stimulates bio-energy production in each cell. The formula not only has multiple ingredients working together to help create a more youthful looking skin, but has vitamin B complex that strengthens hair and nails as well as decreasing cellulite. We liked the taste, however, felt that we needed to take it for a longer period of time (3+ months) before we could see any real improvement in the skin or nails. Unfortunately the 14-day trial which we were sent was not long enough for us to see any visible results. What we particularly liked was that there are no added sugars, sweeteners, colours, preservatives, GMO, alcohol or caffeine.

The Collagem individual packets are a real plus, perfect for keeping in your handbag. Each box comes with 14 sachets (200-250ml)with the correct dose of powder in each. They recommend mixing one supplement package in water or juice after a meal daily for optimum results. We preferred to start our day with it at breakfast. You can buy a box here for £45.

Voya Men's Grooming Range

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We head over to the glorious the isle that is emerald, for this post, indulging in, without apology, Voya’s dreamy range of men’s skincare- with such a deliciously smelling combination of clove and lime, it certainly wasn’t a hardship - indeed more an exceptionally unrestrained bout of serious pampering. Such a start to the day really sets you up perfectly for what may lie ahead - good or bad (the day we mean!) the skin is certainly going to be in tiptop shape. The girls at The Amazing Blog have already experience the gorgeousness of this organic Irish brand with a few of their goodies including their Hydrating Body Lotion  So now it’s my turn!

The provenance of this range stems from a formidable heritage, rooted in the luxury spa marketwhich originated in the indigenous bathhouse tradition of Co. Sligo. The bathhouses which opened in 1912 may have since closed, but the essential ingredient which continues to provide it’s magic of course remains in bucketfuls … well vat-fulls really. And this essential ingredient which provides such incredibly healing results is of course seaweed. Naturally, the benefits of seaweed have long been known to soothe and heal, but more thorough investigation continues to throw up advantages not simply in deep detoxification, but also in aiding weightloss amongst other things. As nature’s most powerful anti-oxidant from the vegetal world, it’s hydrating and nourishing properties come from it’s plethora of minerals and vitamins, which have proven to effectively treat skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis and acne, and is particularly good for sensitive skin. It also naturally moisturises, whilst reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by improving skin’s elasticity and stimulating the renewal of damaged cells.

The Voya Men’s grooming range is totally focused on organic seaweed and the following two scientifically proven and 100% natural active ingredientsSpeci’MenTM derived from the Baobab tree, and DEFENSIL®-PLUS: A complex of Blackcurrant Seed Oil and Balloon Vine extract. Here we have a three step routine to savour: An Invigorating Face Wash, (recently awarded Winner in the 2019 Beauty Shortlist Awards) Cooling Shave Gel  and Rejuvenating Moisturiser. These Seaweed-based products use the highest-quality botanical elements and aromatherapy oils in sustainable and historical processes to attain their high level of quality. The organic seaweed itself is harvested by hand to help protect the delicate coastline of West Ireland and no artificial colours or fragrances are used, with all products adhering to the strict COSMOS standard. All this science could easily overshadow the fundamental treat that comes with using this Voya For Men range -  but  we enjoyed, and enjoyment is certainly the route we took! It must also be added that they are perfect for fighting signs of aging, reduce enlarged pores, calm inflammation from shaving and soothe dehydrated skin.

Available here priced at £27.00 for the 125ml Invigorating Face Wash, £23.00 for the same sized Cooling Shaving Gel and £45.00 for the  50ml Rejuvenating Moisturiser … For the level of luxury on offer here, and the chance to bathe in some Irish magic, trust me the cost is well worth it.

 

Purepotions Skin Salvation Intensive Moisturising Ointment and Daily Moisturising Cream

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Here, at The Amazing Blog, we know the crucial part of anyone’s daily skincare routine is moisturising. Regardless of your skin type, your choice of moisturiser can either make or break your skin. Because of this The Amazing Blog has found the holy grail for sensitive skin with Purepotions’ Skin Salvation Intensive Moisturising Ointment and Daily Moisturising cream.

Purepotions is still using the same high-quality formulas containing only 100% natural ingredients as before. Their dedication to producing only organic, cruelty-free skincare has always been strong. Their Intensive Moisturising Ointment is a naturally formulated salve that leaves your skin feeling nourished, hydrated and soft. It builds a barrier on your skin, protecting it against external pollutants.  It is naturally rich in EFAs, Chamomilla Flower Extract, Beeswax, Olea European Olive Fruit Oil and Urtica Dioica Nettle Extract. With these natural and preservative-free ingredients, it is suitable for any skin type. It is particularly suitable for people who may be prone to eczema, dermatitis, or any other skin conditions. This product can be applied to any part of the body on an everyday basis.

The Daily Moisturising Cream like the moisturising ointment contains the same nourishing benefits but in a softer creamy formula and is ideal for dry or ageing skin types.  Its vegan-friendly base combined with all the rich oils keeps the skin in an impeccable condition. When applying to the skin, make sure to follow the hair follicles direction to avoid any skin irritation. Other than that, this cream works efficiently for all ages and is gentle enough even for babies. Your skin will thank you for using the award-winning Purepotions.  Purchase the Skin Salvation Intensive Moisturising Ointment here from £7.99 for 30ml and Daily Moisturising cream here for 100ml at £13.99 

Dream and Glow Bedtime Bath Salts by Kiss The Moon

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January is the time of the year when we're all looking for a way to block out the cold and to warm up and relax. At The Amazing Blog, our little secret to survival during these chilly days is to have long steaming baths when we finally got home. There is nothing we love more than to soak in a deliciously fragranced bath, which is why we were thrilled to receive both Glow Bedtime Bath Salts and Dream Bedtime Bath Salts from Kiss the Moon. Kiss the Moon is an award-winning natural skincare and wellness brand that has created a range of 100% natural products specifically to help you to sleep beautifully and wake up feeling refreshed. 

The Glow Bedtime Bath Salts are enriched with orange and geranium oils; the bath salts help you relax before bedtime by easing muscles and get your beauty sleep. The Glow salts are packed with relaxing essential oils including orange, geranium, myrrh, litsea, coconut oil and white tea oil. Rich minerals such as magnesium and Dead Sea salt are also added to this blend. Magnesium and floral essential oils install a sense of well-being in the body and help chase away anxiety. The unique combination of oils and minerals in the Glow Bath Salts work for a more beautiful skin  and a peaceful sleep.

Made with a blend of detoxifying rich minerals and aromatherapy essential oils the Dream Bedtime Bath Salts are also designed to help you sleep beautifully too. Lavender, the star ingredient of this product is the perfect night time beauty oil as it not only relaxes the mind but balances oil production and boost cells renewal during the sleep. Like Glow, these bath salts are also infused with magnesium, Dead Sea salt; however, these contain coconut oil, white tea oil, lavender oil, bergamot oil, chamomile oil and cedarwood oil. To add a little touch of freshness, the brand also added Bergamot to the formula which helps brighten the mind and relax you even more.

These bedtime bath salts are a perfect way to end your day and prepare for sleep. Just add one or two tablespoons of these salts in a warm bath and let their relaxing, soothing and easing effect work on your body and mind. You can Purchase the Glow bath salts here for £20 and the Dream bath salts here for £20.

Friday Favourites - Winterville

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As we may have mentioned before, at The Amazing Blog we absolutely LOVE this festive period! Mulled wine, fairy lights and layers are among some of the best things, so being able to enjoy all three in one event is certainly an evening we won't be missing! This year one of our favourite festive events, Winterville, is taking place in South London at Clapham Common

What we like about Winterville is that the event offers Londoner’s an alternative festive experience that’s accessible and enjoyable for all. Go ice-skating on the outdoor ice rink, take the kids to the fairground or head to the roller rink with some friends for an active and fast-paced day.  If you would rather relax and be entertained then head to their famous Spiegeltent which is hosting one-off events such as comedy, cabaret and family Christmas shows.  What’s more, the event is the part-time home to some of London’s best street food at the Feastopia, full of option and delight. 

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Entry is free, but attractions and events are priced individually. Winterville is open from November 23rd until January 5th, so there is plenty of time for you to go and no excuse for you not to. NB:  Due to weekend popularity for all these individual events, Friday and Saturday night you will need to book your tickets here.