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    October 31, 2012
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    July 29, 2019
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Melt away impurities with the Caudalie Make-Up Removing Cleansing Oil, a 100% natural cleanser that dissolves foundation, mascara and more. This comfortable cleansing oil is a luxurious makeup remover that delicately but effectively washes away the day in seconds. Fuss-free and a pleasure to use, its nourishing formula and soft texture won't irritate eyes or sensitive areas of the skin. Formulated with 100% natural ingredients, the Caudalie Cleansing Oil will thoroughly cleanse the complexion whilst treating it to a blend of skin-softening ingredients. Added grapeseed oil repairs and protects skin during the cleansing process, whilst sweet almond oil soothes and hydrates skin for a silky-soft feel. Dispense 2-3 pumps into the palm of your hand and massage gently into the face and neck to dissolve makeup and dirt. Add a small amount of water to emulsify and repeat until skin is completely cleansed. Paraben-free, phenoxyethanol-free, phthalates-free, mineral oil-free, sulphate-free and free from animal ingredients.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
A very effective cleansing oil.
Date:July 29, 2019
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin tone: Fair
Eye colour: Blue
Colour appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I don't know how this oil works on its own, as I use it as part of a double cleanse with the cleansing milk. I do however find it very gentle on my skin which has the odd funny five minutes every so often. It emulsifies beautifully, doesn't leave an oily residue and has a light almond fragrance. Using it with the Caudalie gentle cleansing milk and moisturising toner certainly leaves my skin soft and hydrated, and I will definitely re-purchase.
 
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Discover a foundation that stands the test of time with the bareMinerals BAREPRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation SPF20, a liquid mineral foundation that provides your skin with 24 hour, natural-looking coverage. Pairing the botanical powers of minerals and seamless coverage, the BAREPRO Performance Wear Liquid Foundation SPF20 gives your skin heatproof, humidity proof and waterproof around the clock coverage, whilst improving your skin's texture with kind-to-skin ingredients. The infusion of Mineral Lock Long-Wear Technology uses the mineral pigments to blend with natural lipids found in the skin to create a transfer-resistant finish that doesn't oxidise or budge for up to 24 hours. In addition, bamboo stem extract gives the appearance of a soft-focus finish, whilst papaya enzymes gently soften and smooth your skin's texture, day after day. For best results, apply after using the bareMinerals Prime Time - Foundation Primer. Use the bareMinerals Luxe Performance Brush, blend onto skin using short strokes starting on the inner portion of the face, blending outwards towards the hairline and jaw line. Free from oil, parabens, sulfates and fragrance.
 
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
A foundation I will use again.
Date:February 12, 2019
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin tone: Fair
Eye colour: Blue
Colour appeal: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Longevity: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This foundation is currently one of my favourites. It's a really lovely consistency that blends well to a matte finish, doesn't dry out my skin, and lasts well throughout the day. I was matched to Light Natural 09, which is still a teeny tiny bit on the yellow side (could do with a hint more warmth in it). No-one else has noticed or commented on it, and the BFF says I'm just being overly fussy! Definitely one I'll use again though.
 
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Reduce the appearance of spots and hyperpigmentation with The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA, a concentrated gel-serum with purified alpha arbutin and hyaluronic acid. The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA harnesses the power of alpha arbutin, a safe skin-lightening ingredient to minimise the look of hyperpigmentation, age spots, dark spots, marks and scars. Thanks to the addition of next-generation hyaluronic acid, the formula is able to penetrate beneath the skin's surface, delivering the active ingredients deep into the skin. Formulated with a high 2% concentration of alpha arbutin, versus a standard concentration of 1%, The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA will offer a highly effective solution against excess melanin. Apply a few drops to the face in the morning and evening. Use SPF the morning after use. Free from alcohol, silicone, nuts, cruelty, fragrance, parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, animal oils, benzalkonium chloride, coal tar dyes, formaldehyde, mercury, oxybenzon. Vegan.
 
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Keeping my fingers crossed.
Date:January 11, 2019
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I have a one cm pigmentation spot on my cheek where some freckles have joined together!, and bought this product to see if it would help get rid of it. But as I've only been using it for just over a week, I haven't yet seen any difference. I have noticed that my complexion looks more even and smooth though, so I'm hoping that after continuous use the 'spot' on my cheek will; if not disappear completely, at least fade so that it doesn't show through my foundation.
I find I only need one drop to cover my cheeks, and use it am and pm followed by the Vitamin C cream.
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Target signs of ageing as they appear with Vichy Liftactiv Supreme, advanced smoothing and firming care for normal to combination skin. Liftactiv Supreme is created for those concerned about the onset of fine lines and a lack of firmness; signs of ageing that appear to intensify over the day as fatigue sets in. This complete daily moisturiser improves the youthful look of your skin by tackling immediate signs of fatigue whilst working to diminish signs of ageing over the long term. To achieve instant soft-focus radiance, this unique formula is enriched in 3D optical correction technology that transforms the surface of skin, created from blurring particles, mattifying powders and white micro-pearls that smooth and illuminate. At the heart of the anti-ageing formula is a 5% concentration of rhamnose, which has a reinforced action on wrinkles and loss of firmness, together with the powerful antioxidant neohesperidin. An added infusion of wrinkle-smoothing adenosine plus stimulating caffeine energise the skin, promoting a more youthful look. Apply every day in the morning to clean, dry skin. Can also be used at night.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
My new go to day cream.
Date:December 17, 2018
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ease of use: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
I've started to use Liftactiv products instead of the Aqualia Thermal, as my skin needs a bit more help these days. This is a lovely day cream which although is lightweight in texture, is rich enough to combat the winter weather. It's very easily absorbed into my skin and has a very slight but pleasant fragrance, probably down to the thermal water Vichy uses in its products. I haven't seen much in the firming and lifting aspect yet, but every little helps. I use the Liftactiv serum underneath which gives my skin an added layer of protection. A really good moisturiser which I will definitely use again, and I'll also be trying other products as well.
 
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Transform the youthful look of your skin with Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10 Supreme, Vichy's most powerful firming serum. As skin ages it recovers more slowly from daily aggressors, which can lead to accelerated appearance of ageing including wrinkles and a loss of firmness. This supercharged serum works to target 10 signs of ageing, from signs of fatigue and dullness, through to fine lines and a loss of plumpness. At the heart of the formula is a 10% concentration of rhamnose, which helps to accelerate surface skin cell renewal, whilst hyaluronic acid and fragmented hyaluronic acid works to hydrate and plump the skin. After use skin looks firmer, lifted and smoother, for a more youthful result. Apply both morning and evening before your moisturiser. For the most powerful routine, pair the LiftActiv Serum 10 Supreme with the LiftActive Supreme moisturiser.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
A really good serum
Date:December 17, 2018
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ease of use: 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
I've started to use the Liftactiv range as my skin now needs extra help in trying to keep the ravages of time at bay! This is a really lovely lightweight serum which goes on easily and absorbs into my skin quickly without leaving any residue. For me personally, it's a good accompaniment to the Liftactiv day cream, and gives me an added layer of protection especially in the winter.
My one little gripe is the bottle. I'm not keen on the pipette angle, as every time I open the bottle the serum is exposed to air. I would much prefer a bottle with a pump action like the Aqualia Thermal serum. It'd be more hygienic that way too. Other than that, an excellent product.
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Rejuvenate the eye contour with the Vichy LiftActiv Supreme Eyes cream, an advanced formulation that utilises innovative Vichy technology for younger looking eyes. The LiftActiv Supreme Eyes cream provides four transformative actions: eyelids are lifted and firmed, dark circles are eradicated, eye bags are decongested, and wrinkles are reduced. A derivative of horse chestnut seed - insoluble in water - stimulates the lymphatic nodes and helps decongest bags under eyes. The caring formulation is further enriched with rhamnose, caffeine and escine to help smooth fine dehydration lines and promote a more vital looking eye area. Apply morning and night in gentle tapping motions all along the eye contour.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
A really great product
Date:December 17, 2018
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ease of use: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
No-one will ever not get wrinkles around the eyes, but having a decent eye cream will help them to look less noticeable. I started using eye creams in my early 20's and now in my late 60's I'm sure it's paid off. I've used the Aqualia Thermal for a while, but needed something a bit richer for the winter months as the skin round my eyes needs extra help. I can't say I've noticed much in the lift and firming aspect, but every little bit helps. It's certainly very much better than some eye creams that although are richer, can also be heavier as well. It sinks in really well and has a very light pleasant fragrance. I'll keep the Aqualia Thermal for the summer when I want a lighter eye cream. I will definitely buy this again.
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 Vichy Purete Thermale One Step Cleansing Micellar Solution 200ml
Vichy Purete Thermale One Step Cleansing Micellar Solution 200ml
Calm even the most sensitive complexions with the Vichy Purete Thermale One Step Cleansing Solution, a gentle yet effective cleanser. Some skin is intolerant even to tap water, making daily cleansing a difficult task. This ultra soothing cleansing lotion with Micellar Technology effectively removes make-up and impurities every day without disrupting the equilibrium of delicate skin. This technology groups the cleansing agents in micelles. These micelles trap impurities and any excess makeup to perfectly cleanse without rubbing or irritating. The refreshing water is enriched with soothing Rose Phytopheno to cleanse the face, remove eye/lip make-up and soothe the skin in one simple step. Vichy Thermal Water fortifies and protects the skin while reducing reactivity. Apply every morning and evening using a cotton pad. Wipe over the face gently - there is no need to rub, and there is no rinsing required. Allergy tested. Tested on sensitive skin under dermatological and ophthalmological control. Tested on contact lens wearers. Alcohol-free. Soap-free. Colourant-free. pH Neutral. Non-comedogenic.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Tried and tested
Date:November 21, 2018
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I; as most people have no doubt, tried many different Micellar water's since they became popular. I've tried quite a few of the high end brands as well as the less expensive ones. Some ok, some not so much. I actually prefer this Purete Thermal over all the others. It has no fragrance except for a slight fresh smell that maybe down to the thermal water that's used. I don't use it to remove make-up as I never feel my face is completely clean unless I've used water. But this is ideal for the mornings when I use it to cleanse off products I've applied the night before. It's mild and very refreshing and leaves my skin soft with no sticky feeling as one of two I've used. I don't think I need to try any other brands.
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Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
A lovely cleansing milk
Date:September 24, 2018
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
I used Vichy cleansing milk years ago when it came in a glass bottle with an orange lid!!!! I've tried many cleansing milks since then, but always seem to come back to Vichy. Although I don't have a sensitive skin I use this one anyway because I just like it better than other brands. I don't wear make up every day, but when I do it's the whole works. I start off with the Purete micellar oil, then I use this milk and it leaves my skin really clean and soft, and the fragrance is lovely. I just use the Purete milk on a non makeup day. The price is great on Escentual as well, which is always a bonus.
 
My Product Recommendations
Vichy Purete Thermale One Step Cleansing Micellar Solution 200ml
4.9 out of 5(15)
 
 
 
 
Vichy Purete Thermale Beautifying Cleansing Micellar Oil 125ml
4.4 out of 5(7)
 
 
 
 
 
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 Michael Kors Women Eau de Parfum Spray 100ml Gift Set
Michael Kors Women Eau de Parfum Spray 100ml Gift Set
Give the gift of sensuality with the Michael Kors Women Eau de Parfum Spray Gift Set, the perfect partnership for soft and scented skin. Perfect for Michael Kors fans old and new, the supremely sensuous Women fragrance reinvents the classic note of tuberose. Pamper the body with the dewy body lotion and layer the Eau de Parfum Spray on top for a lasting, rich fragrance. The gift set contains: Michael Kors Women Eau de Parfum Spray 100ml: Sophisticated and elegant, the Women Eau de Parfum features a creamy flora of freesia, orris, and cashmere woods for a chic and luxurious signature scent for women. Michael Kors Women Eau de Parfum Rollerball 10ml: Perfect for travelling, this pocket-sized scent will prolong the intensity of your perfume while you're away from home. Michael Kors Women A Fabulous Body Lotion 100ml: This silky smooth body lotion glides over your body, immersing your skin in sumptuous moisture and scent.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
A most beautiful fragrance
Date:December 14, 2017
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Longevity: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Right from the first moment I was given a sample of this from a duty free shop somewhere, I've always worn it. The fragrance is of a beautifully warm romantic tuberose, heady but not heavy, and lasts for ages on me. I'm currently on my fifth bottle, and will never tire of it. To find a gift set as well is an added bonus.
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Relieve a thirsty complexion with the Vichy Quenching Mineral Mask, an intensive dose of lightweight hydration for dehydrated skin types. Enriched with intensely hydrating glycerin, the Vichy Quenching Mineral Mask works to provide your skin with an instant injection of productive moisture. Vitamin B3 helps your complexion to maintain a healthy condition, while Vichy's mineralizing thermal water soothes and hydrates your complexion to reveal a smooth and supple texture. The Quenching Mineral Mask is enhanced with a cooling water-like texture, plus an infusion of jasmine water, bamboo and green tea to lightly scent your skin. Your complexion feels soft and your senses are calmed after every use. Use 2 - 3 times a week. Apply to clean skin, leave for 5 minutes and do not rinse. Avoid the eye and lip areas. Hypoallergenic. Suitable for sensitive skin.
 
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
A really good product
Date:November 20, 2017
Location: Southampton Hampshire
Age: 40 or older
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
My skin isn't particularly dry or dehydrated, so I can't comment on its effectiveness that way. However it leaves it feeling very refreshed and soft after using it. The fragrance is lovely, light and subtle with Vichy's added thermal water. I'll put mine in the fridge in the summer as it'll be lovely and cooling on a hot face. Because it's a gel, it is a bit sticky when it's on, and the instructions state to not wash it off which makes it a bit awkward if you want a quick boost to your skin before reapplying makeup if you're going out. Other than that, it is a really good product that I'll buy again.
 
My Product Recommendations
 
Vichy Purete Thermale Beautifying Cleansing Micellar Oil 125ml
4.4 out of 5(7)
 
 
 
 
 
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