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Posted on July 9, 2016

June Favourites!!!

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June faves

Hello everyone, I hope you’re all having a good weekend! For those of you going to Beyoncé  tonight: I hate you. Now that we’ve cleared that up, here is a roundup of the products I’ve been loving over the past few weeks 🙂

Dove Derma Spa Youthful Vitality Hand Treatment* 75ml, €5.99, Boots

junes faves dove

As you probably know at this stage, dry hands make me feel somewhat anxious. I know that sounds incredibly dramatic, but I genuinely struggle to sit still when I have dry paws! The Dove Youthful Vitality Hand Treatment is the most recent addition to my collection of hand cream faves. I love how absorbent it is and the velvety feeling it leaves after each use. It is the first spa-like treatment that combines a revitalising serum and cell moisturisers. So in plain English, it helps maintain younger looking skin! Added bonus? It has a warm floral scent which I’m an absolute sucker for!

Declare Cleansing Powder*, 200ml €24.50, Meagherspharmacy.ie

june faves cleansing pwder

It didn’t take me long to figure out why the Declare cleansing powder is the most used face cleanser of the brand. I think the powder formula makes this product very easy to use and perfect for travelling. All you have to do is mix a small amount of powder with water to create a foam. Gently rub it on the skin in a circular motion and then rinse away. It always leaves my skin with a soft and smooth texture without over-drying it. If you have sensitive skin, then this definitely worth trying as it is soap free and PH neutral.

Proactiv+ Redness Relief Serum, 50ml, €33, Proactiv.ie

june faves proactiv+

Any product that can be used as a face mask gets a thumbs up from me! This multi-purpose serum has a cooling effect that helps calm down any inflammation or irritation on the skin. It has a unique built-in stainless steel roller for easy application. You can roll on a thin layer of product over affected area or your whole face. I usually apply it all over and wear it as a face mask. I leave it on for up to 10 mins and then rinse off. For best results, store it in the fridge!

La Roche Posay Serozinc, 150ml, €10, Local Chemist

june faves la roche posay

This toning mist is great for cooling down the skin – I’m all about cooling today, aren’t I? I would love to blame summer for that, but we don’t get enough sunshine here for that argument to hold any truth. But for the rare occasions that we do, a cooling product like this can come in handy! La Roche Posay Serozinc has only 3 ingredients that work magic; thermal water, sodium chloride and zinc sulphate. This combo helps the skin control oiliness throughout the day. I use it after cleansing and before my moisuriser. Although it is targeted for blemish prone skin, I’d say it would be suitable for non-blemish skin too as it is very gentle!

Declare Sun Sensitive Sun Spray*, €29.95, Meaghersharmacy.ie 

junes faves sun screen

I feel like I’ve just condensed all of my beauty obsessions into one blog post. First the hand cream, then the face mask and now sun screen!! No matter the season, an SPF of some sort is a must for me. I was actually in town with a friend yesterday and at some stage I had a random outburst because I realised I forgot to put on sun screen – whoops! It can be easy to forget, but with sprays like this it only takes a second to apply. The Declare Sun Sensitive spray doesn’t leave a white hue on the skin like other sun protecting products. It is very light and absorbs quite quickly.

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(*)These products were gifted to me by a PR company, however all views and opinions are my own.

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Thermal Water

product review/ Youthful Skin

thermal water

I’ve always thought that hot bottles were a great idea! You feel cold, heat up some water, put it in you bottle and voila! you instantly  feel warm! I thought, who ever came up with that is a genius…… and then I thought, well maybe not! why don’t cold water bottles exist?? I mean we don’t have too many options when we’re too warm, and the ones we currently have, never get the job done quite right!
Well let me tell you, that very thought escaped me ever so quickly, after having used one of the most refreshing summer products that are presently out there : thermal water
Thermal water is a miracle water which essentially soothes and refreshes your face with a single spray!  Now I haven’t gone crazy yet so this isn’t all  in my head, the reason why thermal water has the ability to do this is because it comes from the untouched waters (untouched by humans anyways) of the beautiful glaciers and lakes of France. Meaning it’s filled with essential minerals and nutrients that you would never find in still water, or better yet, tap water.
What better substance to put on your face than one that has been untouched by humans in a multi-mineral environment? 
 The debate between La Roche Posay thermal water and Avene thermal water will always be ongoing, as both French brands are absolutely amazing!  (leave it to the French to perfect something as simple as water!)  and believe it or not, but  both products are equally effective!
So why should you include this in your hand luggage?
One reason being that there is nothing worse than travelling while you’re too warm. You’re flushed, you feel like you’re sweating and you just want to shower really!  What can be worse than that? Well how about arriving  to your destination without freshening up at all!? that really sounds like a nightmare for me, one that could and should  be avoided with a travel size thermal water spray.
It’s a simple solution! All you do is spray this directly on you’re face 2 to 3 times a day, especially when you start feeling warm. No rest room required, no mirror required, nada! After a few spritz and you will instantly feel your skin coming back to life! Also, the French have soooo much respect for their wine, so you could only imagine how much respect they have for something as natural and pure as thermal water!
For me it all comes down to packaging, I have yet to see a travel size thermal spray by La Roche Posay, so if you’re ad bad as me with kilos, then I suggest you get the travel size Avene one which is just under 7euro! If you’re willing to give this miracle water some extra space in your bag, then why not go for La Roche Posay! Just remember you will be storing this in a fridge so not too sure how good a big bottle would look in one!
Have you tried any of the three in the picture above? If so, what do you make of it?
Here are a few reviews you could check out:
http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp/ItemId=16027/Thermal_Water/Avene_/Skincare_-_Face
http://www.skinstore.com/p-9468-avene-thermal-spring-water.aspx
http://www.aveneusa.com/thermal-spring-water/
http://www.cherrysuedointhedo.com/2012/05/thermal-spring-water-its-very-many-uses.html

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