111Skin is not new to me, it has been raved and praised by many – I am so excited to share the two moisturizers I have been using for the last few months and my skin is enjoying them so much. If you do not know about 111Skin, the brand is the culmination of twenty years of surgical knowledge, high-tech ingredients, and cutting-edge innovation; founded by globally renowned cosmetic surgeon Dr. Yannis Alexandrides, the original formula was developed to help his patients’ skin heal after trauma and given complimentary after treatments for more effective results and improved healing time.
‘Collaborating with space scientists who researched the acceleration of ageing in astronauts, Dr. Yannis wanted to produce a product which could induce skin’s own reparative processes to alleviate scarring and inflammation and protect against environmental pollutants. The formula included NAC Y2, a trio of actives with superior antioxidant capabilities, one of which stimulates the production of Glutathione – the body’s most powerful intracellular antioxidant. After noticing their skin looking younger and feeling smoother, patients started requesting more of the serum and soon demand outstripped supply.’ NAC Y2 became the principle ingredient in the original 111SKIN product the Y Theorem Repair Serum, and then throughout the entire Reparative range. It is a powerful ingredient in skincare because of its varied and high antioxidant content, helping to improve resilience, protect from environmental aggressors, brighten the complexion, and rejuvenate skin.
Both the creams about which I am sharing with you today include NAC Y2 as their key ingredient. NAC Y2 is made up of:
- N-acetylcysteine (NAC): The N-acetyl derivative of the amino acid L-cysteine (the precursor for glutathione – an important antioxidant which is produced by the body).
- Ascorbyl Phosphate: A stable Vitamin C derivative and antioxidant.
- Aesculus hippocastanum Extract: The active ingredient is Escin, which is antioxidant and vasoprotective.
111Skin Space Anti-Age Day Cream NAC Y2 is a rich day cream with vitamins, antioxidants, and Hyaluronic Acid infused formula which strengthens, plumps, and revitalizes the complexion while keeping the skin hydrated and nourished. The texture is so soft and smooth, applies well onto the skin – the oil-serum kind of finish gives a beautiful dewy skin that feels supple, nourished, and comfortable. Even being rich, it did not break me out. Also, it does not have SPF in it, I can use it at night too based on how my skin is and what it needs. For winter when the air is dry inside, I might be needing more moisture but this has been a great cream for the day for summer and fall for my combination skin.
111Skin Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream is an ultra-hydrating Recovery Cream that effectively combats signs of ageing to revitalize the skin at night. The powerful formula aims to restores volume and enables the skin to recover from daily environmental aggressors while stimulating cell regeneration. The skin feels smooth, hydrated, and radiant. This anti-ageing night cream has a high concentration of Hyaluronic acid which protects, captures, and retains moisture. NAC Y2 rejuvenates the cells and protects against environmental impurities. It is also an ideal night treatment for maintaining and extending the benefits of in-office, non-invasive topical treatments.
I am very much in love with these day and night creams – you can see how much I have already used. The healing, nourishing, and repairing properties of the key ingredients totally reflect on the results. My skin is soft, radiant, supple, and comfortable. I had a post up last week regarding the Master Masking Edit here which is also an amazing collection of masks suitable for all needs and skin types. 111Skin is available at 111Skin.com*Press samples
Buxom has launched some beautiful limited edition sets and shades for the holidays this year. The Buxom lip gloss formula is not new to me, it is a beautiful hydrating formula which is not sticky at all. I have the pictures and swatches of two of the holiday sets from Buxom below – Gimmie Glitter Plumping Lip Gloss Set and Glam and Gilt-Y Plumping Lip Gloss Duo.
Gimmie Glitter Plumping Lip Gloss Set – This sparkly lip kit is stocked Full-On plumping Lip Polishes in Celeste and Clair, and three new, exclusive, festive shades: Joy, Holly, and Eve. The unique peptide complex visibly plumps lips to new levels and Vitamins A & E help provide lasting moisture, leaving lips with a shimmer shine finish and tantalizing tingle. The shades are described below:
Celeste – peachy-beige sparkle
Joy – golden-nude shimmer
Holly – ruby-red shimmer
Clair – pinky-mauve with golden shimmer
Eve – dark-nude shimmer
Glam and Gilt-Y Plumping Lip Gloss Duo is set of glosses packed with sparkle, Vitamins A & E, and the unique plumping peptide complex, leaving the lips with a shimmer-shine finish and tantalizing tingle. The two mini Full-On Plumping Lip Polishes in shades Sophia and Gabby flatter every skin tone.
The packaging and shades do vibe with the holiday season and make a perfect for you and your loved ones. Buxom Cosmetics are available at Sephora and Sephora.ca*Press samples
I am sharing one of the most festive and beautiful holiday collection of this year which even my kids approve – the packaging as mentioned is so stunning and the products inside are even more decadent – from the rich body cream to luxurious home scents – it is all about winter, holidays, and memories. There is a gift for everyone I assure you. The collection this year includes new ranges including Honey Harvest, Festive Garden and the relaunch of the Home Collection. I am sharing my picks from the Holiday Collection.
Another reason that I am even more glad to share is that this year, L’OCCITANE is partnering with PUR Projet in an effort to preserve biodiversity beyond Provence and the Mediterranean by planting 10,000 native trees across North America. From October 23rd – November 26th,
each purchase of our holiday editions will support the goal of planting 10,000 trees. Plant a tree, plant beauty. For more details, check on their official website here.
Holiday Ornaments – These are definitely a must-have – be it for a skincare lover or just a normal holiday decor essential. There are four options to choose from and all are gorgeous – I have the Cherry Blossom in the pictures. It comes in a decorative ornament tin and inside is a body care trio that leaves skin soft and delicately fragranced. Perfect for trying and for travel. The ornament includes: Cherry Blossom Bath & Shower Gel(35ml), Cherry Blossom Shimmering Lotion(35ml), Cherry Blossom Hand Cream(10ml), L’Occitane Holiday Ornament.
Harmonious Candle Duo – The candle duo has features Source D’harmonie Harmony Candle and the Souffle de Liberté Revitalizing Candle – 140g both. The candles are inspired by sophisticated and warm Provencal homes that will turn any room or occasion into a pure moment of delight. These are 100% vegetal wax candles and are delicately scented.
The notes of Souffle de Liberté Revitalizing Candle are: Top Note is Orange, the Heart note is rosemary, and the Base note is pine. The featured ingredients include Mint Essential Oil known for its purifying and revitalizing properties but also for its refreshing fragrance, Rosemary Essential Oil that is known for its revitalizing properties, and Sweet Orange Essential Oil that is known for its soothing and relaxing properties.
The notes of Source d’Harmonie Harmony Candle are: Top note is Thyme, the Heart Note is Eucalyptus, and the Base note is Ylang-Ylang. The featured ingredients also include Cypress Essential Oil known for its revitalizing properties, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil that is known for its harmonizing and soothing properties, Thyme Essential Oil that is known for its revitalizing properties, and Juniper Essential Oil that is known for its revitalizing properties.
Shea Butter Dreams – The limited edition gift set features the Shea Butter Ultra Rich Lip Balm (4ml), Shea Butter Hand Cream (30ml), Shea Butter Ultra Rich Body Cream (100ml) and Shea Butter Shower Oil (250ml). This is one of my most used collections from the brand. I do not even remember how many times I have purchased the Shea Butter range – the hand cream and body cream are my winter essentials – even the driest skin I recommended this to have benefitted from the nourishment and moisture this range provides. The range has Organic Shea Butter which is known for being rich in fatty acids and unsaponifiable.
Holiday Hand Cream Trio – This set has L’OCCITANE’s timeless hand creams featuring the Festive Garden Light Hand Cream, Honey Harvest Hand Cream and Shea Butter Hand Cream – 30ml each. These hand cream are formulated with Shea Butter and help nourish and soften hands throughout the harsh winter months.
Hand Cream Bouquet: Dream Creams for Hands – This gift set includes 30 ml each of Rose Hand Cream, Lavender Hand Cream, Almond Delicious Hands, Cherry Blossom Hand Cream, Shea Hand Cream, Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel. The hand creams contain Shea Butter which is rich in fatty acids and unsaponifiable, helping even the driest skin in the harshest winter for nourished and soft hands – leaving skin delicately scented.
‘Over twenty years ago, L’OCCITANE created the Shea Butter Hand Cream with an incredible 20% shea butter. It quickly became a worldwide best-seller. Today, one is sold every 3 seconds around the world. Spoil yourself and your loved ones this holiday season with L’OCCITANE’s exciting selection of iconic hand creams – the perfect presents to spread joy and delight around you.’
Amazing value and beautiful products – there is something for everyone – I highly recommend to check these limited edition holiday sets for yourself or your loved ones. L’OCCITANE 2019 Holiday Gift Sets are available at L’OCCITANE boutiques nationwide & online at ca.loccitane.com.*Press samples