With my problem scalp, there are few products I can always rely on and those products do include Christophe Robin products. There is a new product from the brand which I have been using since last few weeks. Christophe Robin launched his cleansing purifying scrub with sea salt in 2013 which is one of a kind scrub, I reviewed it here a few years back, received countless awards worldwide and became a staple for scalp wellness for many worldwide including me.
To enhance his iconic detox ritual, Christophe Robin has created the detangling gelée with sea minerals. Combined with the scalp scrub, this duo forms the perfect detox treatment: a delicate balance between purifying, strengthening and pampering actions to give your scalp and hair a fresh start.
Step 1 is to detoxify with the cleansing purifying scrub with sea salt which is an ideal treatment soothe even the most sensitive scalps, using sea salt, a natural and gentle exfoliator which reactivates blood circulation. Step 2 is to strengthen with the detangling gelée with sea minerals which is a cocktail of micronutrients: zinc, iron, calcium, magnesium and potassium that have been expertly selected to re-mineralize and strengthen the scalp and hair. The duo works nicely as a detox ritual to cleanse and restore balance sensitive or oily scalps. And also as a post-colouring treatment to eliminate chemical residues and soothe tingling and itchiness.
Christophe Robin detangling gelée with sea minerals is ideal as a conditioner after the purifying scrub, this gelée texture instantly detangles without weighing down the hair and it also doubles as a scalp treatment. Sea minerals (zinc, magnesium, iron, calcium and potassium) – essential to the health of the hair – remineralize the scalp and help fortify the hair fibre. Its formula is enriched with a 100% natural-origin, highly emollient, active ingredient to provide hydration and softness. I have noticed my hair feel strong, bouncy, and hydrated while my scalp is calm and comfortable. My sensitive scalp with oily roots and dry hair is definitely benefitting from this new launch.
When it comes to perfection which is natural, beautiful and enough on its own, the one name that comes to my mind is Troy Surratt. There is no product from Troy Surratt which I have not liked yet, every product – be it makeup or the makeup tools – they all work, not just for what they are created for but are versatile enough to be multi-purpose. Surratt Beauty products have been in my routine for a few years and I use them with the same enthusiasm which I had when I first tried them. The newest launches from Surratt Beauty are Torche Lumiere Highlighter and Inner Light Baton.
Surratt Beauty Torche Lumiere Highlighter is inspired by the twinkling jewels in the vitrines of the Place Vendome. This collection of highlighters, in 3 shades, gives a multi-faceted glow to the face. Surratt Beauty’s ‘Torche Lumière Highlighter’ creates the illusion of heightened, angular features and a naturally glowy complexion. It is a creamy stick formula that blends effortlessly into the skin giving a beautiful natural glow. I apply it on the high points of my face – along the cheekbones, brow bone, and sometimes on the bridge of my nose. Torche Lumiere is made with genuine diamond and gold dust. The twist-up stick ensures mess-free application and is convenient for travel.
The three shades are described below.
Rose Diamante – A sheer pink that’s packed with light-catching micro-pearls.
D’Or – It is a golden highlighter to give cheekbones a sun-kissed glow. This creamy formula is infused with light-reflecting micro-pearls to brighten and lift your facial features.
Diamante – It adds a shimmering glow to the face and body. It is infused with golden micro-pearls, this creamy formula seamlessly melts into skin and imparts a pretty, champagne hue.
Surratt Beauty Inner Light Baton clever dual-ended eye baton which is clarifying, redness-neutralizing waterline liner in three shades, with a corresponding shimmering powder to further brighten the inner-eye corners, brow bone, or lash line. Eliminating redness or purple tones along the waterline instantly makes the eyes look bigger and brighter. A sweep of the glimmering powder brings additional light-reflection to the entire eye area, creating a twinkly, starry-eyed effect.
It is rightly compared to whitening toothpaste, just that this one is for eyes. The fact is that the whiter the whites of your eyes look, the bigger and brighter your eyes look making you instantly appear more awake and alert. The addition of the shimmery powder further creates a starry-eyed effect. It can also be used for emphasizing the arch of the brow. The creamy pencil glides seamlessly along the waterline without irritation or discomfort and stays on throughout the day with minimal touchups. The soft sponge tip helps the extra-fine shimmery powder adhere perfectly to the skin, and brings light and radiance to your eye area. The Inner Light Baton is available in three shades described below.
Perlè: White + Scintillating Sparkle: Clarifies and flares the whites of the eyes
Effervesce: Peach + Champagne Sparkle: Eliminates blue or purplish tones along the waterline
Mousseux: Chamois + Rose Gold Sparkle: Neutralizes darkness and discoloration; perfect for deeper skin tones
Definitely staples in my routine, on the days I am in the mood for minimal makeup or the days I in the mood for a more glamorous look, these work in all situations and needs. The staying power is amazing, both for the Torche Lumiere and Inner Light Baton. These are on heavy rotation as is the Perfectionniste Concealer Palette I reviewed here. Surratt Beauty is available at Sephora Canada, Beautylish, Sephora, Barneys New York, CultBeauty, and Net-A-Porter*Press samples
You might agree to me that you neglect your body and hands compared to your face when it comes to caring and maintaining the skin on those parts because I tend to do that a lot. With lots of us ladies, doing multi-tasking, whether home or at work, taking charge of our careers, caring for our kids, maintaining our home and life, the body and the hands take back seat as we put the little time we are left with on our face that we consider is enough – which is not true. So here comes an answer to my needs – the products that work to provide my skin moisture, anti-ageing, long-term care, and maintain my skin to its best version. I am referring to the two new launches from Sisley Paris – Sisleÿa L’Integral Anti-Age Concentrated Firming Body Cream and Hand Care Anti-Aging Concentrate.
Sisleÿa L’Integral Anti-Age Concentrated Firming Body Cream is an anti-aging concentrate for the body, producing a visible firming effect on the areas affected by loss of firmness: stomach, the insides of the arms and thighs, and the buttocks. Sisleÿa L’Integral Anti-Age Concentrated Firming Body Cream address the concerns of sagging skin and loss of firmness and tone affecting the body. This sheathing and resculpting skin care product combine the power of an anti-ageing serum with the comfort of a cream, for visibly firmer and smoother skin. Be it the skin after the dreadful winter or my skin in general which is very dry, I have noticed my skin looks youthful, with fewer lines and more nourished skin. Even the driest of the areas with stretch marks from either of me losing/gaining weight or after giving birth to my kids, I have noticed an improvement in those areas including stomach, thighs, buttocks, inside of arms in terms of firmness of the skin and the stretch marks look faded. I use this cream during the night as my mornings are always short of time. Using this along with my other skincare staples has become the part of the day I look forward to.
Sisleÿa L’Integral Anti-Age Hand Care Anti-Aging Concentrate is a high-performance skincare product to fight against visible signs of ageing on the hands (wrinkles, dark spots, loss of density and plumpness, skin dryness, etc.). Hand Care Anti-Aging Concentrate produces a truly complete anti-ageing action to protect and rejuvenate the hands. My hands, I feel are the most neglected part of my body, it is not that I do not care for them or do not keep them enough moisturized, it is just that I use a hand cream in the morning and then washing the hands so many times during the day, with little kids around, I never get a chance nor do I remember to put on the moisturizer every time I wash hands. My need is something that helps me forget all I have done to my hands and let me give a chance to start their care from the beginning. Sisley Paris Hand Care Anti-Aging Concentrate has come to the rescue of my hands, since using it, my hands are smooth, fewer lines, nourished, plump, comfortable, and youthful. The concentrate is silky smooth and does not leave any residue. I was not expecting so many things from one single product, it is definitely one of the best products I have for my hands.
Sisley Paris Sisleÿa L’Integral Anti-Age Concentrated Firming Body Cream and Hand Care Anti-Aging Concentrate are definitely a treat to the body. The products are available at Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Nordstrom*Press samples