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Summer Skin Sorted

Having just come back from a whirlwind overseas holiday to the amazing Italy and leaving the winter behind I was petrified of my lily white skin getting burnt to a crisp in the beautiful Rome, Tuscan and Milan heat. Fortunately, before I left, I got my paws on a product which I immediately thought would be amazing in preventing any burns, to my face anyway.

Meet Juliet (Armand SUN FILM 30), the other half to my Rome(-o) trip of Italy. The saviour of my skin. My new love and must-have product for summer 2014.

Meet Juliet (Armand SUN FILM 30), the other half to my Rome(-o) trip of Italy. The saviour of my skin. My new love and must-have product for summer 2014.

This little gem is from Juliette Armand, the Greek brand who focuses on your skin mood, rather than needs. The Sun Film Gel 30 boasts guaranteed protected against UVA and UVB rays to the highest standard, all while providing a slight tint to the skin (which lasts, doesn’t rub off or disappear a few hours to applying it) to ensure that your face is flawless.This product, was right up my alley for skin mood as it was in the mood for relaxation, minimal makeup, lots of sunshine and taking in all the tourist-y sights that Italy had on offer.

I religiously made use of the product following my normal skin care routine every morning before heading out for breakfast, I did not burn, at all. That on its own is a complete miracle as this British skin has 2 colours, white and red like the St. Georges flag. I may have come back without a tan, but that is fine as I did not come back with red, peeling or sore skin. *This used to be the story of my life!

Using my Sun Film, I replaced the need for me to wear a foundation or powder as it leaves the skin with a healthy subtle glow that lasts while providing much needed sun protection. The formula initially seemed a bit thick compared to other products I have used in the past, but when applied to your hand it spreads with the heat of your hand into a smooth, non-greasy formula which results in a wonderful slightly dewy finish thanks to the beautiful tint. When applying to your face there is a slight cooling sensation which is always welcome when the weather seems a bit humid.

I found that the product lasts, and only one day, when sightseeing and doing the typical tourist thing visiting the Coliseum and Roman Forums that I had to reapply my Sun Film as the heat was unbearable and I thought I’d rather be safe than sorry. The tube is small and fit into my handbag no problem. The Sun Film gel incorporates specialised anti-oxidant protection which is unique to the Juliet Armand sun protection range.

ANTIOXIDANT PROTECTION

The Sun Film Gel 30 goes a long way and retails for R465 for 55ml and is available at selected stockists nationwide, please contact Poise Brands to find out one near you. This has become my must-have product for our upcoming summer months, especially over December when everything goes on a go-slow, including my makeup routine.

Downsides to the product – my man refused to use my sun cream as it looks like makeup and well that resulted in one burnt travel buddy but that is not really my fault, I offered it and he refused 😉

Thank you Juliet Armand for saving my face from the Italian rays and making my holiday that little more pleasant by relieving me of sun burn issues! 🙂

x flea143

Disclaimer: This product was given to me for review purposes. This has in no way altered my view of the product in anyway.

Related: Introducing Juliette Armand

Opsis Therapy – Juliette Armand

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Dermaceutic Sun Ceutic

DERMACEUTICLooking at sunscreens on offer can be daunting. What do you need to look for when choosing the correct sunscreen for your specific needs? This needs to be addressed on an individual needs basis and the one I’m eyeing recently for an upcoming trip to Italy is yet another Dermaceutic product, this time in their Protect range. Sun Ceutic 50, this sunscreen lives up to the promise of all Dermaceutic products and boasts the fact that it is safe to be used after chemical peels, laser treatments, cosmetic surgery and injecitons. All of which have a high intensity of treatment on the skin and makes the skin vulnerable and prone to pigmentation if the correct protection is not applied to the skin when exposed to the suns damaging UVA and UVB rays. Regardless of the fact of whether you have had any skin procedures the sun rays can also cause fine lines, wrinkles and there is truly nothing worse than sunburn so skin needs lots of protection from the elements.

I have yet to try the product but as having such successful results from Dermaceutic The Stimulating Night Cream and Dermaceutic Regen Ceutic (review to follow soon).

The Dermaceutic active key ingridients in the Sun Ceutic include:

Zinc Oxide

Promoting healing of skin, also has some antiseptic properties.

Titanium dioxide

A physical suncreen that reflects UV light before it can damage skin. Reducing the risk of sunburn which are associated with increased risk of melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer).

Hyaluronic Acid 1%

This is naturally produced by the body and the average human has approximately 15 grams of hyaluronan in the body, one-third which is “turned over” every day. Because of it occuring naturally in the body it has to be one of the most interesting ingredients in skin care, by adding some extra into your skincare routine the additonal hyaluronic acid secures moisture and creates fullness – resulting in naturally youthful fuller skin.

Aloe Vera

Benefits of Aloe Vera are not just old wives tales, its healing qualities along with soothing qualities make it one of the best ingridients for sensitve skin to build a strong barrier function and sooth aggrivated and dry skin.

30ml sells for R400 and is available from seleced Clinics and Salons, for a stockist near you please contact Conquest.

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Introducing Juliette Armand

Cancel any plastic surgery indefinitely before you try Juliette Armand. In a nutshell, Juliette Armand is a Greek company that was founded by two Greek chemists in the 1990’s that decided to enter the wide world of cosmeticsJuliette Armand by developing both new and unique formulas. If you know any Greeks in your life or even have watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding, you will know that everything the Greeks do, they do with the upmost pride. As the Juliette Armand brand is very well known in Greece, across the EU and internationally it is a pleasure to know that they are available in South Africa. Juliette Armand are a bespoke company as they boast quality ingredients, professional research and deliver on their promises.

The brand, Juliette Armand has 3 product lines.

1. Skin Boosters – the Anti-Surgery System. Innovative range designed to prolong the need for plastic surgery.

SKIN BOOSTER - JULIETTE ARMAND

2. Elements – for Face & Body. The largest line of products under the Juliette Armand name. Catering for any concern with the face and/or body which all contain strong and active ingredients.

ELEMENTS - JULIETTE ARMAND

3. Sun Film – Sun Protection and Tanning. Get a beautiful glow nauturally but while being protected from the harmful UVA & UVB rays.

SUN FILM - JULIETTE ARMAND

Juliette Armand’s mission is quite unique.

“Time does not stop, however it may be slowed down. This is exactly what our mission is, to make time elapse on the skin at a lower rate.”

Don’t shop their products by skin type but by skin mood. This is a unique concept which makes sense if you think about it. Do you really need to define what ‘skin type’ you fall into for life when there are various other items to take into account when choosing the correct products for you as they need to suit the season of life you’re in. If you too are as intrigued about this brand as I am, then watch this space for a review of their Skin Booster OPSIS THERAPY – Eye Brightening Gel which I have had the pleasure to try.

Visit their website here ; Facebook , and follow them on Twitter @Juliette_Armand.

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Get Your Glow on This Summer with Caribbean Tan

Rumour has it when my legs came out of the trousers I’ve been wearing over the very cold winter in Cape Town and saw sunshine for the first time in a while the sun decided to run away for a while, only to return last week.

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This predicament can easily be avoided, with no added harm to your skin from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays which have been so commercialised that people are either really petrified of them (like me, who generally avoids the sun) – good excuse, I’m British! OR have just given up on trying to protect themselves from the dangers and have a very meh approach to skincare and the sun – like TANNING MOM!

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A few weeks ago at Cindy Nell’s Pamper Party at Langaro in Camps Bay, I was formally introduced to Caribbean Tan. I have heard about the wonders of Caribbean Tan from a few of the ladies in my family who are crazy about false tans, and have been for years. As a general rule, I’ve avoided them. I’m okay with being pale. In fact, I prefer it to being sunburnt and/or orange.

Caribbean Tan though on the other hand, does not burn you or make you orange. All it does is give the skin a good healthy glow, which lasts for up to two weeks. I was recommended due to my dislike of previous fake tan applications to try the Tanning Mousse which is a Gradual Colour in shade A, which retails at Dischem and selected pharmacies for R84.95, that the mousse will be an easier application with limited streaking.

I won’t bother explaining the process of applying it, as its as simple as exfoliating, getting clean, putting some cream on and voila, a tan develops over time.

Really not rocket science. Really simple.

They told the truth – it worked! I managed to attend a family function wearing a dress last weekend and I didn’t blind the people walking by.

I am not sure if my cynical approach to fake tans in general have been converted but for special functions and when I sometimes feel like a little bit more of colour is needed to wash away my pale limbs and body, I will definitely turn to Caribbean Tan over any over brand I’ve tried previously.

Caribean Tan

Within the Caribbean Tan Range, they have various other products which may excite the Tanning lovers interests and they retail as follows:

Tan in a Can – Instant/Gradual Colour – R84.95

Tanning Spritzer – Instant Colour – R84.95

Tanning Mousse – Gradual Colour (The one I have and spoke about above) – R84.95

Wipes – R44.96

They have Pre-Tan products of Body Exfolia for R44.95

and Tan Extender products of Moisturising Shimmer Cream for R44.95 and Intense Body Butter for R44.95.

I would certainly buy this product again, especially as a head start before a beach holiday… it really is the best tan I’ve used, ever.

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Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post however this product was given to me as a gift at the Cosmetix Pamper Party. This has not altered my view on the product in anyway.

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