Skincare has been my priority since last five years and I am glad I have been getting more and more serious with time while at the same time. I am getting to know my skin better. At one time, I am testing a number of products and I have so many amazing new finds to share with you guys, expect a regular series of posts on skincare products I have been testing since last few months. I usually share about skincare products when I feel I am ready, I do not rush when it comes to skincare, because one thing might work for me and same could not work for another skin type. Being in my 30s, I feel more importance of skincare and skincare products that I am using on mine skin. Aging is a natural process, the only thing I can do for myself is to maintain what I have so that it is the better version of what I could have been at any age. Today, I am sharing few products from Fresh Beauty which I have been enjoying. I have used the Fresh Sugar Lip treatments reviewed here and also the Fresh hand creams are my favorite.
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
Fresh Soy Face Cleanser is an extra-gentle gel cleanser for all skin types that instantly whisks away everyday impurities and makeup. Soy Face Cleanser for all skin types is an extra-gentle gel cleanser that instantly whisks away everyday impurities and makeup-even mascara-without stripping the skin of essential moisture. The multi-tasking formula also works to tone, soothe, and soften the skin for a radiant, healthy-looking complexion. The key ingredients include Amino Acid rich soy proteins to help maintain elasticity and healthy skin, Rosewater for its calming and balancing properties, Calming cucumber extract aids in soothing the skin, Borage seed oil helps to nourish.
The first thing I noticed about this cleanser is how gentle it is and another great thing is it can be used on the gentle eye area. Many of the cleansers out there are either advised to be used anywhere but not around the gentle eye area or some might sting or irritate the eye area. This cleanser has become a skincare staple for me, it is so gentle on my eye area as well as works perfectly to clean the face without stripping it. The cleanser is gel-like, so lightweight, very easy to use and gently washes away with water. I am really impressed, no doubt why this cleanser is sold one every minute around the world. There is a limited edition version which is double the size of the full-sized version, perfect to stock up on your favorite and if you are new to the brand and the cleanser, there is the smallest size version which is good enough to use for few weeks. I am definitely a fan of this cleanser and highly recommend.
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner is a gentle formula that softens the skin and refines the appearance of pores for a healthy-looking complexion. Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner softens the skin and refines the appearance of pores for a healthy-looking complexion. Infused with real rose petals, the gentle formula cleanses the skin, helping to clear it of surface debris, pollution particles, and residual impurities, while leaving it feeling refreshed and prepped to receive the full benefits of the skincare ritual to follow. The key ingredients include: Rose fruit extract is known for its toning properties, Rosewater helps to soothe and rose flower oil helps to nourish, Angelica leaf extract is known to help retain moisture, the Hyaluronic acid helps attract and maintain moisture to enhance suppleness.
This is such a beautiful product, everything from the packaging, smell, and results are all fresh and healthy skin. The rose petals inside the bottle make it look even more amazing. I have been using this toner after cleansing my face, I prefer using it with a cotton pad and it is so soothing for my skin, makes the skin calm and healthy. It has worked even well on the days my skin is irritated. With Indian background, I have used rose in various ways, like rose water, rose in the desserts, like all the benefits of rose and then having it all inside and outside. For my combination skin, I first thought the deep hydration will be too much, so I started using it once a day instead of twice. It does not irritate my skin and I experienced no breakouts. My skin feels soft and clear. The smell is heavenly and I notice my pore size looks better. It is a great toner which I am going to use this summer once a day and definitely twice a day during season change and in winters.
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream is a lightweight formula that uses time-release technology to deliver intense 24-hour moisture. Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream delivers intense 24-hour moisture* for normal to dry skin. The lightweight formula uses time-release technology to encourage ideal hydration levels by attracting and sealing in moisture throughout the day. The key ingredients include: Hydropatches form a protective moisturizing veil to help attract and retain moisture, Angelica leaf extract is known to help retain moisture, An advanced combination of hyaluronic acids helps attract and increase moisture for deep hydration, Rosewater helps to soothe and rose flower oil helps to nourish, Plum seed oil helps to hydrate and maintain a healthy-looking complexion.
With some amazing ingredients and composition, this is a beautiful moisturizer for use all around the year. In summers, it is helping my dehydrated skin and in winters, it is going to be a staple for the harsh weather. I am so glad to have explored this skincare line. I am really liking this moisturizer, it is rich but not that heavy to cause me breakouts or irritate my combination skin. I use this mostly on the nights when I need more hydration and repair from the daily environmental and external aggressors.
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Radiance Lotion
Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Radiance Lotion is described as a lightweight formula that instantly illuminates the complexion while delivering 24-hour moisture for a radiant, youthful glow. Lotus Youth Preserve Radiance Lotion with Super 7 Complex is a lightweight daily formula that instantly illuminates the complexion while delivering 24-hour moisture for a radiant, youthful glow. The fast-absorbing lotion is formulated with Fresh’s Super 7 Complex, specifically designed to minimize and prevent visible signs of aging, deliver intense hydration, and boost radiance, as well as star fruit extract, which helps preserve and protect the skin from accelerated signs of aging caused by free radicals.
The Super 7 Complex is a hydrating and radiance-boosting blend* of 7 super-charged ingredients that promote a youthful-looking complexion: 1. Lotus flower extract, sourced from Laos, defends against wrinkle-causing free radicals, Blue-green algae helps to visibly minimize early signs of aging, Hibiscus fruit extract boosts hydration, Fig fruit extract helps to preserve ideal moisture levels, Vitamin C is known for its antioxidant and protective properties, Vitamin E helps soften the skin, Vegetable glycerol attracts water and seals in moisture.
This is a very lightweight lotion, I use it after cleansing and then follow with my moisturizer. It provides a hydration as well as radiance to the skin. The skin looks supple and smoother. The texture is very lightweight and sinks into the skin right away. It can be used on its own or can be followed by a moisturizer, I really like it in this hot weather as a moisturizer and then just follow with my suncare. It has been a nice base for the makeup too. I had my mom use it for few days and I could totally notice the difference in her 55+ skin. This is definitely a keeper if you are looking for anti-aging, or radiant, youthful skin.
Overall, an amazing product range and there is something for all skin types, I highly recommend you to check this skincare line and brand. Fresh Soy Face Cleanser, Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner, Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream, Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Radiance Lotion are available at Sephora.ca, Nordstrom if you are in Canada, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Fresh.com if you are in the USA.
Someone with dry lips, I am always looking for something that gives hydration to my lips as well as also gives color or tint which looks natural and beautiful. Sisley Paris has launched Phyto-Lip Delight Collection which has a light, sensorial texture that subtly enhances the beauty of the lips with a sheer, luminous color. The formula is gel-like which melts into an oil upon contact with lips and provides a shiny, reparative and delicately tinted sheen. Phyto Lip Delight is a beautifying balm that provides all lips, even the most sensitive one – with softness and hydration upon use.
The formula os Phyto Lip Delight is a combination os beneficial, protective, and reparative active ingredients which replenish lips with nourishment, repair, protection making them appear visibly plumped. The formula features Gelled Oil that procures long-lasting comfort and an incredible feel. There is a combination of emollient esters which provide softness and well-being. The light infusing agents create a healthy glow and naturally glossy effect.
The key ingredients in Phyto Lip Delight include:
Shea Oil to smooth, repair, and hydrate
Padina Pavonica Extract to plump and moisturize
Jojoba Oil to soften
Plum Oil to provide suppleness and comfort
Vitamin E Derivative to protect
There are three subtle delicate pastel shades available in the Phyto Lip Delight Collection:
1 #Pretty – a tender rose for a baby doll look
2 #Sweet – a delicate coral for a dazzling look
3 #Cool – a nude beige for a casual look
The packaging of the Phyto Lip Delight is so beautiful and luxurious. The applicator is one of the best I have used, the applicator tip dispenses the perfect amount of balm to infuse the lips with the silky, oily texture that massages during application. It can be worn alone for a naturally luminous smile or can be layered on the top of lipstick to add shine and comfort while reinforcing the color.
I have been using the Phyto-Lip Delight regularly since last few weeks and it is one of the most amazing lip formulas I have tried, the texture is gel-like balmy and it literally melts once applied to the lips. It does not look overly shiny or oily but is perfect to give a luminous look which looks very beautiful. My lips which are dry and do peel time to time when I am not caring for them enough, I am seriously in love with these new launches. They are perfect for applying anytime and I do carry one in my handbag, they give a subtle luminosity and a slight hint which is what I prefer on most of the days at work and even it is perfect as an overnight lip treatment. My lips are soft, feel nourished, and appear plump since I am using these. Even after the product has worn off, my lips do feel hydrated. It stays on well even when I apply it as a topper on another lip product, stays on well and keeps the lipstick stay longer and look shiny. It is hard to choose a favorite, I have been using the #3 cool as a topper on my lipsticks and #1 and #2 give a beautiful subtle hint of color on the lips and even over a lipstick to give shine and radiant color.
Another favorite from Sisley Paris these days is the new Hydra Global Serum which I have been loving since last two months, my skin is dehydrated time to time, I have linked it here for your reference.
The newest launch from Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris is all about freshness called the Aqua Celestia Forte. I do love the Aqua Celestia which was launched last year and is in the rotation too. In 2011, when he dreamed up the forte version of Aqua Universalis – an iconic fragrance in his eponymous house – Francis Kurkdjian added a new word to the language of perfumery. He also conferred unprecedented intensity to the eau de Cologne’s spirit: a fresh, modern sillage, bursting with radiance and ensuring long-lasting hold. After Aqua Universalis and Aqua Vitae, Aqua Celestia, Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s third ultra-fresh eau de toilette created in 2017, is
now being unveiled as an eau de parfum.
Aqua Celestia forte, a fragrance which is heavenly fresh. Gazing at the horizon in an ambiance of absolute serenity, you notice a dazzling space between the blue of the sky and the blue of the sea. It widens to allow a sparkling sun to burst forth, featuring accents of petitgrain and jasmine. In the top notes, petitgrain bigarade from Italy, at once sweet and bitter, adds a sparkle to the fruity, sunny facets of Aqua Celestia brought by lime from Mexico and Mitcham mint. Middle notes of blackcurrant bud absolute from Burgundy and mimosa absolute from Provence are enhanced by a delicate touch of jasmine absolute from Egypt. In the base notes, a musky accord crowns and envelopes this fragrant tableau. Aqua Celestia forte embodies the radiance of a fresh, citrusy fragrance.
Olfactive family: musky, floral, citrus
Lime from Mexico – Cool Mint from England – Petitgrain Bigarade from Italy – Blackcurrant bud from Burgundy – Mimosa absolute from Provence – Jasmine absolute from Egypt – Musky accord
To lend a deeper visual meaning to his creation, Francis Kurkdjian sought a special decor for the box and the bottle label. In a serene setting where body and mind are one, a sun is visible amid silver reflections.
For me, this is an absolutely beautiful scent, something that is going to be my go-to and is already a favorite for summer. To me, the mint note in the opening is very prominent, means it exudes a refreshing and cooler feel right away. The mint citrusy mix in such a delightful way. Another thing I have noticed is that on my skin, it seems to last longer before transitioning to the next note which is floral. The floral is beautiful too in a different way, not a common floral but a slight twist which is still keeping me thinking what exactly On my skin, it lasted for over a day, I mean I could smell this even in the morning on my wrists when sniffed closely. This is a perfect scent for any time of the day. I am really into good floral musks and what could be better than a hint of citrus for the summer.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian Paris Aqua Celestia Forte is available at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.
I am so much in love with the By Terry Hippy Chic Summer Collection 2018 which I reviewed here, I have been loving to get ready in the morning just to play and use the beautiful products. There are more exciting new launches from the brand, which are perfect for anyone who needs sun protection (and yes we all need that I know) and beautiful long lashes ( off course me too). I am talking about the new By Terry UV Base Invisible Sunscreen Primer Broad Spectrum SPF50 and By Terry Lash-Expert Twist Brush.
By Terry UV Base Invisible Sunscreen Primer Broad Spectrum SPF50
By Terry UV Base Invisible Sunscreen Primer Broad Spectrum SPF50 is an invisible perfecting primer that provides a high-level of broad-spectrum SPF 50 and helps skin fight against external factors (pollution, UV rays, stress). Enriched with antioxidant vitamin E and protecting UV filters, its fresh, lightweight gel-cream texture gives a non-greasy matte velvet finish for a perfectly even skin. The primer has a translucent matte finish, the texture is gel-like and does not feel like other SPF’s in the market, there is no ashy or white-cast finish. The formula is super light-weight and is suitable for all skin types.
With so many products for skincare and makeup, this is a really nice fusion of skincare and makeup properties into one. It provides sun protection and that too a high level of broad-spectrum, plus it helps give a smooth base for makeup application. It can be used as just the last step if you are not going to apply makeup and if not, it has become my perfect base these days. I am totally in love with the texture, does not feel like sunscreen, it is gel-like and does not give the oily feeling after application. There is a little radiance which is an add-on, makes the skin look healthy and radiant. I did not experience any breakouts while using this base. The makeup did not roll off and stays on pretty well for the full day, I mean lasts longer than usual.
By Terry Lash-Expert Twist Brush
By Terry Lash-Expert Twist Brush with its “2-Step Twist” custom-brush system, this ingenious mascara combines simplicity and expert performance for an instantly professional result. Enriched with premium deep black pigments and natural protective oils (jojoba, olive, and avocado), its extra-workable texture may be stretched out and touched-up to create any look without ever smudging or flaking. The mascara is claimed to be everything you need for volume, length, shape, and curve. This new multi-tasking mascara bends itself to your will to customize each and every lash as you need. It has high-technology telescopic-brush, fitted with a super smart twistable mechanism that allows you to advance or retract the brush head to make up your lashes exactly as needed, uber-dramatically or naturally deeply defined. Made of elastomer fibers with ‘sensor’ pins, the brush catches every single lash for limitless possibilities.
Position-1 (non-twisted) for length
The innovative formula of the mascara is designed to enhance and nurture the lashes. There are nourishing vegetable oils of olive, avocado, and jojoba, sculpting wax of rice, carnauba, candelilla, and restructuring hydrolyzed keratin make it a deeply conditioning formula, which ensures a perfect makeup effect and healthy-looking lashes. The waterproof polymers adhere to lashes with each customized brushstroke, building bespoke volume and length. The premium deep black pigments, offset and intensified with a touch of blue, magnify the rich, dramatic effect. The mascara is ultra-smooth and ultra-buildable, does not dry-out, flake or smudge.
Position-2 (twisted) for volume
I have been really impressed by the innovative design of this mascara, a twist makes the same product do something else, it is a double duty mascara of course. Length and volume are the main keys of this and I have been using this for few days and been trying both the features as well as each feature separately. The effect and finish from both are really great, and I agree with the claims. My lashes look healthy, naturally voluminous and long. The mascara is easily buildable for a more intense or dramatic effect. The mascara does not smudge, flake, or dry out. Even at the end of the day, it looks great and moreover, is really easy to remove with the right eye makeup remover.
I am really impressed and been using these on heavy rotations. Follow me on my Instagram to see the before and after pictures, along with my looks. By Terry UV Base Invisible Sunscreen Primer Broad Spectrum SPF50 and By Terry Lash-Expert Twist Brush are available at Nordstrom, Barney NY, Beautylish, Spacenk, Cult Beauty, NetaPorter.
Spring brings with it so much joy, life, and energy. The same can be related to the fragrances when it comes to the season, spring and summer bring with it the flowers, sweetness, freshness in terms of scents. I have two new launches which I am writing about in this post. Mugler Angel Eau Sucree and Coach Floral have become a new go-to scent for me since last few days. Read below for details on both these new fragrances.
Mugler Angel Eau Sucree
Mugler Angel Eau Sucree was launched as limited edition fragrance in 2014 and due to the love it received, it is now a part of the Mugler permanent collection. The nose behind the fragrance is perfumer Dorothee Piot and the fragrance plays on a profusion of gustatory effects, a combination of rich and varied flavors (crispy, velvety, smooth, melting, tangy, and sweet), and is ultimately enjoyed in a trio of delight. The three delights are described as:
A tangy or Acidulous delight – creamy, juicy red berry sorbet that awakens the senses like a breath of fresh, sweet air.
Gourmand or sugary delight – ethereal and crisp because of the generous and tantalizing caramelized meringue accord
Sensual or Voluptuous delight – refinement of patchouli and softness of vanilla, just for pleasure, like an unexpected sensual surprise
The packaging of the iconic star metamorphosis into an irresistible candy takes on a tender and slightly pearly blue reminiscent of the sugar coating of scrumptious chocolate cake.
Coach Floral is a new feminine floral scent inspired by Coach’s signature tea rose motifès. The fragrance radiates joy and positivity in addition to evokes the lightness that inspires spring and summer. Coach Floral opens with a splash of citrus and a touch of effervescent pink peppercorn with radiant pineapple sorbet. The heart reveals a bouquet of fragrant flowers – Tea Rose, Jasmine Sambac and Gardenia – before an enveloping dry-down to elegant creamy wood, patchouli essence, and musky notes.
The packaging of the fragrance features a tea rose charm on the feminine oval bottle. There is turn-lock shaped spray cap which is a nod to the original closure that first appeared on Coach bags in 1954, while Coach’s horse and carriage – a symbol of brand’s rich history of craftsmanship – is embossed on the glass. The finishing touch is a rose gold-tone hangtag like those seen on every Coach bag since the 1970s. I reviewed the original Coach fragrance here if you are interested to read about it.