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Vinoperfect Radiance Revealing Mask

Posted in skincare with tags , on May 10, 2009 by LPB

Caudalie’s Vinoperfect Radiance Revealing Mask replicates the application methods used in spas and eliminates the usual ‘messy hands’ situation. These transparent masque is supposed to be left on for 10 minutes, followed by rinsing.

Using a gentle exfoliating grape acid and mild enzyme exfoliant, the mask helps reveal younger, fresher and brighter looking skin in just ten minutes when applied twice a week.


This  mask claims to renew the appearance of skin, tighten the appearance of pores and provide an immediate burst of radiance

Active Ingredients
Titrated Viniferine 200ppm
Gentle Grape acid exfoliator and nonirritating enzymatic peel
Moisturizing Grape-seed oil and vegetable glycerine

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Revealing Mask is lightly fragranced with notes of bergamot, green mandarin, orange flower, watermelon and crushed mint. Its energizing, phyro-aromatic fragrance evokes the freshness of water and citrus.

This creamy masque is hydrating & protecting ( with  anti-oxidants ). So are the rest of the creamy masks over the counter.

I find the brush delivery system the only the pioneering factor  ( in the category of masques, as YSL had used this in its foundation & primer ).

I did not see my skin getting any more radiant than it was, only more moisturized, and my pores are definitely the same in sizes.


Renew rose hydrating mask

Posted in skincare with tags , , , on April 19, 2009 by LPB
  • Optimises the skin’s natural regenerative process.
  • Supports effective circulation
  • Softening
  • Key Ingredient: Damask Rose Water
    Aromatherapy Associates’s rose hydrating mask is a sweet, elegantly scented, oil free aqueous gel that can be used to boost skin hydration level.
    It’s cooling & refreshing; upon application, my skin is plumped, smoothed and glowing with radiance. It’s a very versatile face mask that can be rinsed off or left overnight (the way which i prefer).
    The main ingredients are rose water, aloe vera juice & sodium hyaluronate.

Vita Liberata

Posted in skincare with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2008 by LPB

My encounter with VL begins with the lovely facial self tan; it’s truly one of its kind, giving an amazing glow &  incredible tan ( as opposed to hideous, orange, fake tan )and smells nothing like your usual fake tan ( you know that sickening artificial smell! ) 

VL has a fantasticskin care range as well, here are few of the star products:

Collagen Firming Mask : PURE WRINKLE DEFENCE 
‘The collagen firming mask has proved dramatically effective for tired damaged skin – you can see the difference in tone and suppleness immediately’ 
The collagen firming mask has also proved very effective for those with eczema or extremely dry skin conditions.
The collagen firming mask is the busy woman’s must have, especially if you need to look better now. Its super charged extracts leave the skin so firm yet soft that you’ll look like you’ve had a great night’s sleep, even if you’ve been up till all hours.

The collagen firming mask is so superb for dried out, hung over moments, that you should make sure to give yourself a 10 minute treat if you’re suffering from the ‘morning after’ look. Watch your skin drink it in. No, not drink – positively gulp, as you put back the moisture and nutrition it so badly needs. 

Ingredients:coral seaweed,ginkgo biloba,grape,jojoba,kiwi,liquorice,lychee,melon,papaya,raspberry,silk proteins,vitamin a,vitamin c,vitamin e,yam,ylang ylang


Daily Skin Firm Serum : WHEN LESS IS MORE 
The daily skin firm serum with collagen is all the nutrition your skin needs in one exceptional product.

‘anyone with sun damaged or smoke damaged skin will love the daily skin firm serum with collagen’

Daily skin Firm serum with collagen is an anti ageing serum that reduces puffiness around the eyes, fills in fine lines, tightens pores and protects the skin against environmental assault. Creating a protein film across the skin, the skin firm serum is particularly effective for protection against smoke and sun damage.

As with all the products, Daily Skin Firm serum with collagen contains the water magnet Hyaluron. This amazing ingredient is critical for anti ageing treatments as it works along with collagen and elastin to maintain the flexibility and resilience of youthful skin. Collagen rods hold the skin up, Elastin lets the skin stretch and bounce back, and what it bounces back on to is Hyaluron. Daily Skin Firm serum is a must for anyone from 30 – 45 who is concerned to keep their skin looking as fresh and youthful as possible. 

Ingredients:coral seaweed,ginkgo biloba,grape,jojoba,kiwi,liquorice,lychee,melon,papaya,raspberry,silk proteins,vitamin a,vitamin c,vitamin e,yam,ylang ylang


Coral Silk Deep Daily Moisture : LIGHT RELIEF 
‘Deep daily moisture with collagen makes the skin feel like velvet’

Coral Silk Deep Daily Moisture with Collagen is a light, fluid anti ageing moisturiser that penetrates deep into the surface of the skin, softening, smoothing and refining on the way. With Hyaluron for truly strong youthful skin, deep daily moisture with collagen delivers daily protection, nutrition and rejuvenating properties. Once you’ve tried it, you won’t want to be without it, and when you use Deep Daily Moisture along with Daily Skin Firm Serum with collagen, you couldn’t be giving your skin a better chance to look as youthful, healthy and glowing as it possibly can.

Ingredients:coral seaweed,ginkgo biloba,grape,jojoba,kiwi,liquorice,lychee,melon,papaya,raspberry,silk proteins,vitamin a,vitamin c,vitamin e,yam,ylang ylang


Deep Cleansing Mask

A very unusual deep cleansing mask, this product will not only remove clogging toxins that cause dull, blemished skin, but will also nourish and tighten to rehydrate the skin. A must have product for anyone who loves the feeling of fresh, clean, perfect skin. 

Ingredients:coral seaweed,ginkgo biloba,kiwi,lychee,silk proteins

Shu Uemura depsea moisture replenishing mask

Posted in skincare with tags , , on August 5, 2008 by LPB

Depsea Moisture Recovery therapy is the first skincare line based on using deep seawater elements to provide the utmost hydration to skin. The Depsea Moisture Replenishing Mask is a concentrated and targeted moisture treatment to help soothe dryness instantly. One mask contains the same amount of seaweed extracts as one bottle of essence to replenish moisture and combat dehydrated skin. Immediately following the treatment, skin feels softer, smoother and complexion appears more radiant.

I loves hydrating paper masks; These light to carry, disposable treatment are extremely handy for travel ( air cabin, hotel ); they are my portable spa.

Dr Sebagh deep exfoliating mask

Posted in skincare with tags , , on July 26, 2008 by LPB

Exfoliating is a critical step in skin lightening and brightening, as we age the natural process of cell turnover slows down leaving skin duller, drier and less smooth. Deep Exfoliation Mask exfoliates the dead layers of the skin for faster cell turnover, reduces pigmentation, particularly useful for darker skinned patients with pigmented acne scars and melasma .

  • Exfoliates the dead layers of the skin for faster cell turnover.
  • Cleanses and exfoliates the pores.
  • Brightens and lightens pigmentation and acne scarring
  • Treats melasma 
  • The combination of azelaic & lactic acid in this potent mask is excellent in providing an instantly brighter, smoother  and more radiant skin. 
    Lactic acid & lysine are the 2nd & 3rd on the ingredients list!

    I  use the deep exfoliating mask for sensitive skin around my eyes & on my lips.
    The results are amazing; these 2 potent masks are my holy grail exfoliators at the moment.

    Eve Lom rescue mask

    Posted in skincare with tags , on May 31, 2008 by LPB

    Perfect for use as a regular weekly deep cleanse or as an emergency mask when your skin needs extra attention. Helps to reduce blotchy skin and minimises irritated and erupted conditions whilst enhancing the cleansing process and exfoliation.

    Cooling camphor soothes and decongests, and almond extract reduces redness. Kaolin absorbs excess oil, reduces puffiness and evens out skin tone, while ground almonds gently exfoliate to leave a smoother surface. 

    Honey and glycerine hydrate and condition the skin, leaving it soft and supple. Alternatively use the Rescue Mask as an instant pick-me-up for puffy, morning-after eyes: simply dilute and apply under the eye.

    I absolutely adore this deep cleaning, detoxifying mask. It’s great for product junkies; it’s the best i have ever had ( so far )

    Ingredients list

    kaolin, aqua (water), glycerin, alcohol denat., mel (honey), prunus amygdalus dulcis (almond meal and extract), camphor, magnesium aluminum silicate, sodium chloride, allantoin, aluminum chlorohydrate, propylene glycol, magnesium chloride, methylparaben, phenoxyethanol, butylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben, calcium chloride.

    Jo Malone white nectarine & honey nourishing face mask

    Posted in skincare with tags , , on May 20, 2008 by LPB

    Jo Malone White Nectarine & Honey Nourishing Face Mask – an intensive facial treatment that replenishes and restores the skin. Honey, a natural moisturiser, thoroughly infuses the skin for a brilliant conditioning boost. Nectarine, rich in anti-oxidants, is combined with honey and other fortifying ingredients to thoroughly infuse the skin with moisture. 

    I love to use this mask as  a buffing cream, hand treatment & lip balm. This highly fragrant, ultra occlusive paste it great to be used as a buffing cream; i massage this onto my cleaned dry face,  then rub it off with a warmth wash cloth. I slap it on my hands before tugging them into gloves for an overnight treatment.

    The appealing sweet nectarine aroma, the moisture retaining waxy texture and the clear finish make this face mask a great overnight lip balm.