Investment Skincare Final Installment – back to Sunday Riley

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As you can probably gather I am on a bit of a skincare overhaul – to be precise an investment buying for skin spree! This is the last one in my series!

It all started with Sunday Riley’s Luna Sleeping Oil and then progressed to the Aurelia Miracle Cleanser, followed by the Estee Lauder Global Anti-Ageing Eye Balm. Next came Chanel’s Le Weekend and finally I came back for more Sunday Riley in the form of the Juno Hydroactive Celullar Face Oil!

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OK so this is what Sunday Riley says about this oil:

“Gives skin an obsession-worthy glow. A patent-pending blend of lightweight, fast absorbing oils extremely high in natural retinol, Omega-3, 6, & 9, essential amino acids, Vitamin C, UV shields, and natural anti-inflammatory agents for luminous skin. Anti-aging, anti-oxidant. All skin types, even eczema prone.”

I was sold at “obsession-worthy glow”!!!

Yes this is also eye wateringly expensive £70 (from Cult Beauty).

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The bottle is beautiful in case you were interested! The oil itself is bright yellow and smells of oregano but the smell doesn’t linger at all.

For an oil this absorbs so well. I use this in the mornings on its own and it doesn’t leave my skin feeling oily or greasy, in fact the opposite! My skin is definitely loving this oil. Everything is looking better and yes glowy! IMG_6158

This truly makes up for the Chanel Le Weekend fail.

Would I buy this again – hell yes!

 

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Investment Skincare (fail) – Chanel Le Weekend

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I wrote about lusting after this cream in my skincare wish list way back in September 2013. Well 2 years later I took the plunge.

This is part of my investment skincare series ( see here and here and more to come!).  I got this in duty free in  Cyprus and it was about £56 (I think usually about £70).

This is meant to be for the weekends only as it is an exfoliating moisturiser. The cream contains May Rose water, combined with a high-tolerance glycolic acid. The cream itself is very light but moisturises really well so I didn’t feel like I needed anything more.
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I have to say that unfortunately my skin did not like this cream at all. I think the glycolic acid just made me break out. Having tried it at least four times across a number of months it just keeps causing breakouts which I obviously don’t want! So I am sad to report that this investment purchase was a fail – oh well at least now I know!!

 

Investment Skincare – Estee Lauder Revitalising Supreme Global Anti-Ageing Eye Balm

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So carrying on with my investment skincare series – I have been meaning to invest in an eye cream for a while now seeing as I am over 40!

I decided to go to a trusted skincare brand Estee Lauder and chose the Revitalising Supreme Global Anti-Ageing Eye Balm (£43 – I picked it up in duty free for £35).

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As you can see this has a lovely creamy consistency which isn’t to thick and heavy. It absorbs really well and feels lovely on the skin. I have been using this for over two months now and I love it. I don’t have many wrinkles but my eye area was starting to feel delicate and dry. This has really helped make my skin feel stronger if that makes sense! Definitely a great purchase.

Investment Skincare – Aurelia Miracle Cleanser

So when I bought Sunday Riley’s Luna Sleeping Oil I started thinking about really investing in my skincare. So this is part of a series on my investment purchases that I will posting about in the next couple of weeks.

This Aurelia Probiotic Miracle Cleanser (£34) has had rave reviews and I because love anything that is full of natural ingredients I decided to give it a try.

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This cream cleanser contains a blend of of Eucalyptus, Chamomile, Rosemary and Bergamot essential oils. It smells divine!

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Its a thick creamy consistency that takes off all my makeup (including mascara) easily and quickly. It comes with a bamboo muslin cloth that you use to remove the cleanser.

I love this cleanser, its luxurious and feels good on your skin, leaving it clean and not tight or irritated. It is quite expensive so I don’t know if I would re-purchase this but I am really enjoying using it while is lasts!