Archive for May 8, 2008

Divine Balm Cleansers

Posted in skincare with tags , , , on May 8, 2008 by LPB

Winners: Eve Lom Cleanser, Amanda Lacey Cleansing Pomade, Vaishaly Cleansing Balm

Famous Eve’s contains mineral oil, cocoa butter, chamomile oil, clove oil, eucalyptus oil & hops oil. It costs £78 for 200mls
Amanda’s potion has Calendula Oil, natural palm wax, Camphor & antioxidant vitamins E & D. It costs £52 for 90mls
Vaishaly bases it formula on sweet almond & olive oils,an exclusive arnica, ginkgo and calendula complex, arctic oat seed lipid & vitamin E. It’s £59 for 150mls

 

 

 

Eve’s has a sharp, astringency smell;coupled with the famous 7 steps massage & muslin cloth, it delivers a thorough cleansing & exfoliating ritual that leaves your skin glowing.

Amanda’s on the other hand has an intoxicating, flowery aroma and its slightly gritty texture also help with skin resurfacing.

Vaishaly’s is the most enveloping among all. It gives great slippage when massaged & emulsifies well with water. It has a pampering, relaxing scent which is rather addictive.

 

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Molton Brown’s bath products

Posted in skincare with tags , , , on May 8, 2008 by LPB

I had been waiting for my Molton Brown’s delivery, which arrived this morning. I can’t wait to try the body scrub & some of the shower gels.

Enlivening toko-yuzu bath & shower – an ultra modern citrus body formula with a sophisticated exotic twist; it contains toko-yuzu fruit extract, bitter orange, ginger & caraway. Natural extract of yuzu fruit (citrus junos) is known to provide a natural anti-oxidant effect, to protect the skin.

I really like this fruity, refreshing wash as it smells so divine; it’s like washing yourself with freshly squeeze citrus juices flavoured with ginger spice.

Re-charge black pepper body wash – a deeply aromatic cleanser. This spicy infusion heightens your senses and reawakens your energy banks; steeped in detoxifying black pepper oil, this formulation helps to boost circulation and leaves the skin feeling deeply cleansed, warmed up and ready for action. Black pepper oil is an aphrodisiac which warms and relaxes muscles, and dilates blood vessels to help remove toxins. This shower gel has antiseptic and anti-oxidant properties which keep skin ultra-fresh and in condition. The refreshing, natural aroma of vetiver, basil, bergamot, galbanum, amber and vanilla is intoxicating.

The aroma of this body wash is so complex & intriguing that i had put the EDT version of this on my wish list. It’s so sexy & intimate!

 

Bracing silverbirch body wash – give your senses a blast of bracing energy; infused with extracts from the bark and leaves of the silverbirch tree, it will instantly enliven and cleanse while treating the skin to a seriously conditioning workout. Silverbirch treebark and leaves are rich in vitamin C, flavonoids and saponins. This wash is deeply refreshing and uplifting, cleansing and invigoratingly aromatic with the essential oils of cedarwood, incense, cumin and bergamot.

This refreshing wash is great for detoxification,  its breeze like aroma is very relaxing & “clean smelling”.

Warming eucalyptus & ginger body scrub – pure eucalyptus oil, root ginger and exfoliating sea salts create a dynamic fusion to enliven the body and give the senses a blast of adrenalin. Eucalyptus oil distilled from the leaves of the native Australian tree has potent antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-viral qualities, soothes muscle strain, relieves fatigue and lifts your mood. Root ginger, a powerful natural stimulant that grows throughout the Tropics and has traditionally been used in Indian medicine to increase circulation and warm the body. The sea salts are a powerful source of concentrated mineral deposits and valuable trace elements; the salts are collected from Spanish Atlantic coast of Cadiz where they are extracted using traditional saltpans. Because the salt is extracted by solar evaporation, the crystal size is large and provides an excellent and gentle exfoliation. Rich in iodine, calcium magnesium, potassium and bromine, it helps maintain a healthy skin balance, help improve numerous skin conditions including eczema and psoriasis, relaxes the muscles and detoxifies the body.

The salt particles could be finer , but the texture & aroma of this scrub is second to nothing. It’s sinus clearing, mind refreshing & mood lifting.

In summary, I adore Molton Brown’s bath products as they smell “chic” & “aristrocratic”; every 5 stars hotel should equip this line in its bathroom.