Intraceuticals is a unique line of spa treatments and skincare products based on innovative and progressive technology. Intraceuticals Clinic Treatments, the brand’s signature innovation, use oxygen under pressure and cutting edge hyaluronic acid technology to promote the delivery of specially formulated serums to the skin. The range of products, including Retouch by Intraceuticals, aims to treat the skin with the nourishing power of their scientifically selected radiance-boosting active ingredients which show immediate visible results but also ensure long term skin health.
This is the first time I am using any products from Intraceuticals and what would be better than trying a starter kit. I have been using the serums in rotation in my skincare routine since, over a month, the beauty of the products is that you can either use one or can use all – at the same time depending on what the skin needs. Intraceuticals Retouch Started Kit has 5 high-performance feature perfecting serums with a luxurious palette.
All five serums can be used in conjunction with each other and a little goes a long way. In order to layer all the products, it is recommended that they are used in the order shown in the starter kit. The Retouch starter kit contains all five serums, in deluxe 15ml sizes, explained below at a value price and includes a luxurious palette as you see in the pictures.
Retouch Hyaluronic Base Serum is a unique blend of hyaluronic maximizes hydration and prepares skin for Retouch targeted serums. Also, this base serum can be used on its own for beautifully hydrated looking skin. The Sodium Hyaluronate plumps and smooths the skin while strengthening the barrier.
Retouch Lift is called a must-have anti-sagging powerhouse with gravity-defying peptide power. The serum tightens and contours the skin while recharging skin energy and boosts collagen.
Retouch Lines, with Smart Hyaluronic Technology, like the other serums in the range, helps fill the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also boosts collagen, tightens and plumps while softening the looks of expression lines.
Retouch Eyes is a powerhouse peptide serum that visibly blurs dark circles, bags, puffiness and lines around the eye contour. It gives a rejuvenating effect to the eye area – increases skin luminosity, firmness and elasticity.
Retouch Highlight, with its cutting edge peptide technology mixed with iridescent pigments amps up the glow – brightening and illuminating targeted facial features to create a naturally flawless look.
The serums have been a really nice addition to my skincare routine. I have been using the Hyaluronic base serum almost every day and then continue on to other serums if needed or just follow with Retouch Eyes and then moisturizer. My skin looks very healthy, bright, supple, and luminous. The difference since adding these serums into my skin is noticeable. I do add a drop or two of the Retouch Lines and Lift into my moisturizer and it gives a little extra care to my skin. The Retouch Starter Kit is a great way to get started to the high-performance serums and once you try them all, you can buy full sizes of all or just the ones you liked the most.
Intraceuticals Products are available at selected Spa partners and intraceuticals.com*Press samples
Givenchy Beauty has launched New Givenchy Le Rouge inspired by couture materials. Le Rouge is reinvented under the guidance of Nicolas Deggenes and is available in three different, complementary versions, three interpretations inspired by the most coveted material – Le Rouge, Deep Velvet, and Night Noir.
‘The new Lipsticks are like Couture…Because Le Rouge is…..
both timeless and ultra-modern.
Faithful to a heritage it artfully reinvents.
And is always different, always recognizable.’
Le Rouge is the legendary Givenchy Lipstick presented in its signature black leather case. The formula has a creamy texture that is very pigmented and has a luminous mat finish which is very comfortable on the lips. The combination of the plumping effect of hyaluronic acid spheres with the smoothing action of other key ingredients. I have reviewed the formula multiple times in the past, you can type ‘Givenchy Le Rouge’ in the search bar and see swatches of all the shades. It is available in 6 new shades and there are 23 existing permanent shades.
Le Rouge Deep Velvet is a new formula in a new case. This brand new variation on Le Rouge packaged in a suede case which has velvety touch foreshadows the makeup effect, vibrant colour with a powdery mat look. The formula is enriched with mango butter, very comfortable on the lips and a good staying power. It is available in 6 shades.
Le Rouge Night Noir takes its name from the Givenchy Fashion 2018 Autumn-Winter collection, whose silhouettes wavering between light and shadow also inspired the glimmering black case. Le Rouge Night Noir coats lips with deep colour tint with black sheen featuring ultra-shiny effect. The formula is gentle and comfortable on the lips, I feel a little plumping effect along with a little tingle. It is available in 6 shades.
Givenchy Le Rouge, Le Rouge Deep Velvet, and Le Rouge Night Noir is available at Sephora, Sephora.ca, Holt Renfrew, and holtrenfrew.com
Along with the makeup launches, I am so excited to share the newest variation of Givenchy L’Interdit. Givenchy L’Interdit Eau de Toilette,
a floral woody musk fragrance, is the variation of the L’Interdit Eau de Parfum, created by the trio of master perfumers, Dominique Ropion, Anne Filpo and Fanny Bal. L’Interdit Eau de Toilette is an intense and airy fragrance that elicits a shudder of exhilaration on skin.
The notes of the fragrance are:
Top Notes: Poppy, Middle Notes: Tuberose, Orange Blossom, Musk, Base Notes: Vetiver, Patchouli
It is a lighter version of Eau de Parfum, paying tribute to the 1957 Original L’Interdit Eau de Toilette bottle and combines timelessness and modernity. The grey satin ribbon laced around the neck, sealed with the House’s emblem, a silver 4G logo, conjures up the radiance and freshness of the Eau de toilette.
Givenchy L’Interdit Eau de Toilette is available at Sephora, Hudson’s Bay, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Holt Renfrew.*Press samples
Buxom has launched a plumping lip stain that hydrates while delivering colour with lasting shine. I am still enjoying the formula and shades of the Buxom Full Force Plumping Lipstick which I reviewed and swatched here. The new Buxom Serial Kisser Plumping Lip Stain has an innovative, lightweight serum drenches lips in saturated, juicy colour and lasting, to die for shine. Hydrating hyaluronic acid nourishes lips and leaves them looking plump, supple, and completely kissable. The precision doe-foot glides across lips for pout-perfect application every time.
To use: ‘Start by applying at the cupid’s bow, making an “X” shape to help define lips before filling in, from corner to corner. The applicator has a precision “teardrop” tip to define the lips, while the large-sized base allows you to easily fill in the entire lip.’
I have swatched the shades in below manner:
Make Out – Soft Nude
Smooch – Peachy Coral
S.W.A.K – True Rose
Frenchie – Light Mauve
Pucker Up Dolly – Mauve
Bitten – Rich Berry
Beso – Cherry Red
XXX – Raspberry Pink
I have been using this lip stain for a few days now and it a really nice hydrating lip stain. The formula is light and comfortable on the lips, keeps them hydrated. The doe-foot applicator works nicely to apply the product. The shades are not much pigmented and the tingling effect is negligible as compared to the Full Force Plumping Lipstick which I linked above in this post. I did not notice much plumpness in my lips but the lips do look juicy and supple with the hydration while the lip stain does not stay for over an hour or two before the need to reapply it. For me, it is okay to keep it on my desk and reapply when I feel, and a good lip care product. The lip stain gets a bit darker after applying it on the lips as compared to the color in the packaging though. Buxom Cosmetics are available at Sephora and Sephora.ca*Press samples