Is Thalgo’s NEW skin Range – Prodige Des Océans – the answer to achieving youthful looking skin?

Hi everyone, 

So a few weeks ago I was invited to a launch event by VJ SalomoneThe launch event was all about Thalgo, a brand from Paris which has recently been relaunched in Malta. (Visit Thalgo Malta’s Facebook Page) It consists of a collection of luxurious products for the face and the body.

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The launch was dedicated to a new skincare range called Prodige Des Océans. At the launch the cream and mask were discussed. As well as the Face and Body ritual which is a 2 hour treatment to achieve total youthfulness and absolute relaxation.

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Thalgo found the ocean as the key component of their brand. The ocean holds several revitalising active ingredients that are easily absorbed by the skin. It took Thalgo four years of research to select the THREE main active sources with a high concentration of marine nutrients and to help with regenerating youthfulness and contains boosting properties.

Thalgo took the three active sources – Bioactive Seawater, Native Maritime Cells and a Multicellular Alga and extracted an active ingredient –

The Intelligence Marine Régénérative

This contains 63 marine nutrients that are patented by Thalgo that all reactivate 64 proteins which coincide to youthful looking skin.

In fact people who have used products from the Prodige Des Océans brand have confirmed that after 48 hours of using these products, correction of wrinkles, firmness, dryness, complexion and blemishes were noted.

Prodige Des Océans – The Cream – 

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For whom is this? 

For all women, whatever their age or skin type, wishing to regain perfect skin.

This contains the most effective youthful boosting ingredients for a very luxurious formula. Of course these products retail at a very high price. Besides having the Intelligence Marine Régénérative, the cream also contains two plumping and smoothing hyaluronic acids, an extract of algae and an essential sugar. These all help to achieve total youthfulness revitalisation and helps with protection of the skin.

The cream helps reduce wrinkles and redefine features. The creams blends into the epidermis and helps to achieve total comfort and a soft finish.

You could use this cream at day or night. Simply apply to the face and neck, working gently upwards and downwards and avoiding the eye area.

Prodige Des Océans – The Mask 

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For whom is this?

For all women, whatever their age or skin type, wishing to regain perfect skin.

This includes a revolutionary active ingredient –  3D Pure Oxygen Vector – with Hyaluronic Acid microspheres and Intelligence Marine Régénérative.

The Oxygen Vector helps improve the clarity in your complexion.

It has quite a foamy looking texture. Simply apply this all over your face avoiding the eye are and leave on for 5 minutes. This can be used twice a week. Or if you have tired or devitalised skin, then you can leave the mask on overnight for an intense infusion effect. The skin is replumped and reveals an incomparable radiance. Wrinkles are smoothed and features look smoother and softer.

My Thoughts – 

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When I attended the event they ever so kindly gave us this cute jewellery box. And a sample of the cream for the face and for the body and what I was so happy about is they gave us the mask too!

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I was so excited to try them out! I have tried the mask for nearly a month now, only applying it once a week. The first time I tried it, after rinsing it off, my skin felt so smooth, soft and plump. You could notice that it did cleanse your skin and detoxify it. My pores were so visible after having rinsed off the mask – therefore the mask really got deep into the skin. I also never use that much product – I guess I am trying to save it as much as possible and not use it up all at once.

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The body cream

I have applied the cream fewer times for both the face and the body. But when I did use it, even just applying it, the cream was doing its job as I felt immediate results. The cream left my skin feeling so refreshed and soft.

My skin is very sensitive but I did not have any bad reactions to the products. After all the products do come from the ocean – the most natural being.

Thank you goes to both Thalgo representatives who gave us an in-depth presentation at the Launch Event as well as thanks to VJ Salomone for the invite

I hope you enjoyed reading all about Thalgo’s recent skin care range. I had never heard about Thalgo but I am glad I did. 

Have you ever tried out their products? 

Comment down below!

Thank you for reading!

Love Kezia

xoxo

Testing out Technic Makeup

Hi makeup lovers, 

How are you all doing? Today’s blog post is all about my new video dedicated to an Animal Cruelty free makeup brand called Technic.

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It is a UK brand that sells a variety of makeup products at reasonable prices. I would like to thank Technic for giving this amazing opportunity to try out their products!!

You could find all of Technic’s products right here – http://www.lovethymakeup.com/products/technic/

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Products Mentioned –

Technic Strobe FX Cream Highlighting Cream -Sunkissed

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Now I have never used such a product, so this was a first to me. You could apply this both under your foundation for that glow-y effect or as you would apply any normal highlight powder on the highest regions of your cheeks to achieve such a highlight.

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It comes in a creamy formula that soaks into your skin quickly if applied before foundation. It does give my foundation look a more glow-y texture. And it blends easily if you apply it in the highlighted areas.

This is a very dainty highlight so don’t expect it to be so bam boom bam of a highlight if you know what I mean!

Technic Colour Max Baked Eyeshadows – Silverado

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OMG! I love this simple cute palette. It comes in six different baked metallic eyeshadows. Mostly focusing on the grey/silver/blue/white shades. Therefore, you could easily create some smokey makeup looks with this palette.

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The pigmentation of these shadows is AMAZING! I mean they swatch well but when applied with a brush they are still amazing nonetheless. And I applied them both with MAC Fix plus and without.

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They blend easily on the lid and stay on well after having applied a primer on the lid.

Technic Monster Lash Mascara

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I have never tried such a mascara with a spider looking wand at the end! It really separated my lashes ever so well! It didn’t volumise them so much however, it did give my lashes the additional length they needed.

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But I was impressed by how the spider looking edge of the wand is perfect to apply to the bottom lashes – it helps as it decreases the messy-ness.

Technic Get Gorgeous Highlighting Powder – Pink Sparkle

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I don’t usually go for highlights which have glitter speckles in them. But this again is quite a dainty highlight – it comes out more than the Sunkissed Strobe FX cream but it still isn’t that va va voom highlight.

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I think I prefer the Strobing cream to this just because the Pink Sparkle highlighting powder contains those glitter speckles.

Technic Colour Max Lipstick – Kiss Catch 

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Whilst filming the video I never found the name of the lipstick. And was so disappointed when I didn’t find a name for this lipstick as I love lipsticks with names! But with more searching I found it and the name of the lipstick is Kiss Catch. 

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Now in the Technic Colour Max Lipstick Range you find a variety of shades and of sheer or matte formula. The one I got is a matte formula and I absolutely love it. It has a faint scent. But it applies so nicely and smoothly on the lips. It doesn’t last as much as I would want it to but it is so easy to reapply.

I also love the shade Kiss Catch – a lovely rosey everyday pink. I really recommend these lipsticks as they aren’t drying at all rather they are quite moisturising on the lips!

Have you ever tried any of these products? Or have you tried any products from Technic? 

Comment down below!!

Thank you so much for reading/watching! 

Love Kezia

xoxo

First Impressions on AVON – ‘Mark by Avon’

Hi there makeup lovers,

How are you all doing? It’s Sunday – the perfect day to blog a little. This week has totally been a jam packed week and today I literally have nothing planned but to remain at home and just have some quality time to myself. I truly believe we all need this once a week!

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Yesterday, I uploaded my weekly video on my Youtube Channel and so here I am to blog all about it and the products I have mentioned.

On the video I tried out the products for the first time. However, I have now tried the products a number of times and can share with you all some more information on the products.

Firstly, I would like to THANK AVON Malta for giving me a lovely opportunity to try out these products! So for you all Maltese reading this post, if you are interested in these products you may either have a look at their websitewww.avon.com.mt or ask for their catalogue which they can send through their local representative.

They could also provide a soft copy of the catalogue and they may send it through Facebook or Whatsapp or by email.  To order the products simply either get in touch with your Local AVON Representative or go directly to them.

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AVON recently released a new Makeup collection entitled ‘Mark by Avon’. The packaging of these products I truly am in love with. I love the font they used and the colour scheme too! I also love how AVON sent out all the products with a cute little tag describing the product! Even the cosmetic bag had one!

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The AVON mark Hanging Cosmetic Bag. I find that this bag is perfect for travelling and it can hold so many items and brushes – perfect for saving space in your suitcase!

The makeup products that I tried out were – 

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  • AVON True – Ideal Flawless Matte Liquid Concealer (This isn’t in the new Mark Collection)

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This concealer is one that I have reached for throughout this week. I love how it is so soft and creamy yet it is a high coverage concealer! The packaging is so similar to the Colourpop lipsticks which is just so cute! You get a lot of product and the shade I have mine is in Fair. This is not one of the new products from the Mark collection. I like how it is easy to blend and love using it to conceal under my eyes. When it is set well it doesn’t crease and truly does last all day.

Out of the products this has to be one of my favourites and it also is one of my favourite concealers I have ever tried. I have also used it to cover blemishes and sun spots. (because yes I just got my first one and am so sad about it!!)

  • AVON mark – HD Finishing Powder

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This powder is a translucent finishing powder that settles nicely onto the skin. I have used it both for setting my under eye concealer‘baking’ – and also setting my entire face. I preferred using it just for setting my under eye concealer as I think it is too much to set my entire face with it.

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I love how it settled under my eyes and it also set my concealer nicely too! It blends well and doesn’t leave a white flashback when taking photos. It gives a lovely ‘flawless finish‘.

  • AVON True – Super Extend Precision Eyeliner 

This again isn’t one of the products found in the new collection – Mark by Avon. I like how the line doesn’t come out streaky but the liner provides us with a pitch black line. The eyeliner itself is made in a way that you can take hold of it and have a solid grip without your hands shaking while creating the eyeliner look of your choice.

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However, after wearing this a couple of times and for an entire day I found that the liner transferred onto my eyelid and it also became so patchy. I would suggest to prime your eyes with a good eye primer and hope for the best.

  • AVON mark – Big and Daring Mascara

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I love the wand of this mascara as it is short and curved – perfect shape to hit all of those lashes! It curls them so nicely however it doesn’t lengthen them as much! Therefore, this is more of a volumising mascara.

The mascara also separates the lashes nicely and doesn’t get them looking all clumpy.

  • AVON mark – The Bold Lipstick – Power Plum

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The packaging of this lipstick is adorable!! The lipstick is in a bullet shape and was easy to apply. It is quite lightweight and soft on the lips. It doesn’t have a scent whatsoever.

The shade I had mine was in Power Plum – which is a pinky/purple shade. It is a sheer formula lipstick and it doesn’t quite last long. Therefore, make sure to carry this in your purse if you are wearing it for a long amount of time!

  • AVON mark – The Makeup Prepping and Setting Spray

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This is my second favourite product out of all of these. I always forget this step when doing my makeup – that is the step of applying a setting spray. With this setting spray you can either use it before you apply any makeup or after. I personally prefer using a setting spray after as I like using a primer first.

This setting spray settles down nicely onto my skin and I don’t know if it’s the spray or the powder I use but I love how my makeup looks in the end after having used this spray. It tends to be a little sticky until it dries down completely however that stickiness decreases. The setting spray really does keep my makeup in place all throughout the day!

The makeup look I created using all these products

So those were the products that I wanted to write about today. What are your thoughts on these products? Have you ever tried them? Have you ever tried their other makeup products or skincare or anything AVON related? Make sure to comment down below!

Thank you so much for reading! 

Happy Sunday!

Love Kezia

xoxo

TESTING OUT some NEW Rimmel Products, are they Spring Worthy?

Hi everyone,

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Today’s blog post is all about three new Rimmel products that you can purchase and try out. I received these from Rimmel a few days ago and I have tested them out a couple of times and am all set to give my honest opinions on the products.

Rimmel Waterproof Scandaleyes Bold Liquid eyeliner – 

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Now I am a big fan of their Glam Eyes Liquid Eyeliner! So when I saw that I get to try this out I was excited. However, I was not prepared for the ball tip applicator which is what I found when I opened the product.

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I am not used to applying liner with this applicator, so it was a little bit of a challenge. My arm shook a little but I still managed to create an even lined look on my top lash line! It has a lovely glossy black colour going to it and doesn’t transfer on the eyelids; even after having it on for a couple of hours.

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I even went to dance with it and it didn’t transfer nor smudge and it is waterproof. It did fade a little but it wasn’t that noticeable. When it came to taking it off, it wasn’t much of a hassle either!

So apart from the ball tip applicator which I still have to get used to, I like the formula of this eyeliner and lasts throughout the day! But, I still think I prefer the Glam Eyes liquid liner over this one only because of the applicator!

Rimmel Oh My Gloss Oil Tint – 

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I don’t usually like lip glosses nor do I wear them a lot however, I was impressed by this gloss’ formula!

This is unlike any other gloss I have tried out as it has a blend of oils mixed in its formula. It claims to help care and comfort your lips which can sometimes be dry and cracked!

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It has a lovely glossy finish and isn’t a sticky formula whereby I would get annoyed with it on my lips. It is a very lightweight formula and isn’t drying whatsoever. The shade that I have is 200 Master Pink and it just reminds me of a baby pink bubble gum! It also smells like one too!

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The finished look

Rimmel Rita Ora 60 Seconds Super Shine Nail Polish – 

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Now I get my nails done so I could not try this on my finger nails. However, that didn’t stop me from not trying it at all. So I got my toe nails prepped (I don’t really like my toes in general, my big toes especially are growing in the wrong direction!).

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The shade that this nail polish is in is 812 Pedal to the Metal. Can we just take a moment and focus on the name – love it and it goes perfect with the shade which is a bold and metallic grey. I love the brush of the nail polish as it is quite big and can easily cover all your nail at one coat.

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It has a shine finish and with this shade it shows even more, since the shade is metallic! The formula is so quick to dry (goes well with the name i.e. 60 seconds) and it therefore is perfect for those people who are impatient at waiting for their nail polish to dry!!

I really hope you enjoyed reading this blog post of mine. Have you ever tried any of these products? If so, then comment down below. And if you haven’t then tell me, are you intrigued of getting any of these items if not all?

Thank you so much for reading!

Love Kezia

xoxo

 

 

Testing Out/ First Impressions on NEW Max Factor Makeup Products

Hi everyone!

Hope you are all doing well. Today’s blog post is all about 3 new Max Factor Makeup Products.

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Here is my video showing you all how the products actually apply –

The three products I tried were – 

Max Factor Natural Brow Gel 

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This transparent brow gel comes with a twisted wire brush which helps to spread out the gel all over your brow hairs. You could either use it on its own or else apply it after having filled in your brows with a powder or an eyebrow pencil. Personally I prefer using it after having filled in my brows in order to get more of a natural looking brow.

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The gel is shiny at first however, then it just dries down and settles nicely on your brows. I find that it helps to my hairs in place and it helps keep them tidy and tamed! I also apply this first in my inner brows and then moving it to the outer parts!

Max Factor 2000 Calorie Curl Addict Mascara 

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The packaging of this mascara is so cool and retro! The brush of this mascara is a short curved brush with dense fibre bristles which helps them to get in between all of your lashes!

I love this mascara because you don’t need to curl your lashes beforehand with a lash curler, the mascara does the job itself. I find that it can be messy, so apply it with a steady hand and just in case keep a cue tip next to you to help clean out any mistakes that you might have done.

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This mascara lasts throughout the day and keeps your lashes long and curled! It is not tacky and clumpy.

Max Factor Velvet Matte Lipstick – Shade Blush

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Max Factor have released a new lipstick formula, that is the Velvet Matte Lipstick. There is a slight scent to the lipstick however, it isn’t that clear. The packaging is so sleek and compact!

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The shade I got mine in was Blush and it is a rosey pink shade perfect for Spring! The formula is simply amazing as it is quite moisturising having oils and butters that makes it rich in moisture. It is easily applied onto the lips and glides smoothly. It isn’t patchy at all and it just looks amazing on the lips.

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There is a slight shine on it however, it gradually decreases. It is also quite long lasting however, you do need to have it in your bag if you are going to go out to eat to touch it up a little.

Have you tried any of these products?

Did you like my review?

What is your favourite Max Factor product? 

Mine has to be the Velvet Matte Lipstick!

Thank you so much for reading/watching!

Love Kezia

xoxo

Sweet Sparkle – Naughty or Nice Unboxing

Hi everyone, 

So yes today is Thursday and I am a little tardy – by a day – of posting a blog post related to the video that I uploaded on Youtube yesterday!

But …. it still is here just 24 hours later.

Today’s video is the Sweet Sparkle Unboxing of the December box! I know I am so late having already received the January box. Although I am thinking that for the January box I will only do a blog post related to it!

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The December box is a definite hit for me unlike the November one.

I simply love what we received and am so happy with what we got!

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The products mentioned – 

L.A Colors Day to Night Eyeshadow Palette

Now the colour choice is a good one as you can create a number of looks with them. However, they are not at all easy going when it comes to blending them out!

J.cat Beauty Lovestruck Blusher & Bronzer in Babe

I absolutely love this blush and bronzer combo! I have reached for this product a number of times ever since I filmed this video. You have to be so careful to not apply a lot and try and blend it as fast as possible as it does tend to stick to one place if you apply it wrongly/too much!

Kasina Professional Fake Eyelashes – 100 % Human Hair with Tapered Ends

OMG!! You guys know my struggle when it comes to false lashes! But these didn’t give me that sense of impatience and anger rather the opposite! I used my lash glue from Ardell and simply applied them correctly in one try! SUCCESS!

LA Girl Flat Velvet Matte Lipstick in Runway

This shade is just gorgeous!! I love this so much !! Even though I do not like the shape of the bullet lipstick as it makes it difficult to apply I still love it nonetheless! You do have to be careful with darker colours as they can be sheer and patchy but this didn’t give me much trouble either! Love how it settled onto my lips!

Bella Piere Cosmetics Clear Eye liner Base

I don’t really know the exact job of this eyeliner but its supposed to make the job of applying eyeliner easier. Now I don’t know if it was because the black eyeliner was good but it was a piece of cake to do some winged eye liner!

Bella Piere Cosmetics Noir Eye Liner

As I said above, the eyeliner went on perfectly and I really love how black this product is! It isn’t sheer just jet black so to say!! I love it!

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The look I created using these products!

So as you can see the products this month were a cuppa tea when compared to the November ones!!

I can already tell you that the January products are a hit however I did not try them! But I really think I will like them!!

Let me know in the comments down below whether I should do a blog post about the January box or a video !! 

Have you tried the Sweet Sparkle subscription? Have you tried any of the products? 

Thank you so much for reading!!

Love Kezia

xoxo

Arad Dead Sea Malta – The Facial Cleansing Milk Review

Hi everyone,

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed the time with your family, friends and loved ones. I wish you all a lovely HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Today’s post is about a product from the brand called Arad.

I would like to thank Arad Dead Sea Malta for giving me this opportunity to try out and review their products. You can visit them right here on their Facebook Page – Click Here.

Therefore, keep your eyes out for a number of reviews from this brand in the upcoming weeks to come and maybe even a Giveaway!

I personally had never tried any of their products, especially since they are skin products. I tend to just stick to my day to day face products and never change them as my skin is quite sensitive. I also have acne prone skin and do breakout quite often.

However, I was curious to try out their products and so I did.

Before I go onto review today’s product I would like to give a basic overview of the brand Arad.

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On their website, they state that a source of their products is from The Dead Sea which is, “the deepest hypersaline lake in the world, whose unique mineral content has been used as a boon for healthy skin for thousands of years.”

Arad is made up of 26 minerals (such as Pomegranate, Propolis and Mari Coll n-30 extracts) which are found in the dead sea and together they make the Arad 26 natural skin care line.

What are these ingredients and what do they do? 

  • The Pomegranate is a powerful antioxidant, natural SPF booster and has Vitamins A & C.
  • Propolis is a natural ingredient and includes natural minerals and amino acids which are considered to have “antiseptic, antibacterial, water-binding and antioxidant properties.” It also includes Vitamins B compound that controls excess oiliness, pimples, irritability and redness. It also has a soothing effect on the skin.
  • Mari Coll n-30 is a high-purity, marine derived collagen that helps moisturise your skin, strengthens connective skin tissues and provides anti-irritant benefits.

These minerals come with plant-based ingredients that extract the purest of ingredients. The products are “preservative free, and most do not have additives such as parabens.”

Having read this about the brand I was curious to try out at least one of their products immediately!

Yesterday evening I tried out my first product, as it came time for bed I had to remove my makeup. Normally I would use my Vichy Pureté Thermale 3 in 1 but I used something different.

I used the Arad Facial Cleansing Milk – Make Up Remover.

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This product states that it contains Dead Sea Minerals which helps to remove all kinds of make-up and eliminates skin impurities. It is specially formulated to leave your skin prepared for further absorption of facial creams that you would follow up with after.

It is enriched with calming plant extracts and is suitable for sensitive eyes and users of contact lenses.

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I gently squeezed the product onto a cotton pad and began rubbing it against my face. My makeup instantly came off. It wasn’t harsh against my skin nor did it burn my skin or cause any irritation.

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I was surprised at how quick it removed the makeup, my cotton pad was full of all that gunk!

It then came time to remove my eye makeup – and I was surprised as it again did not irritate my eye area and it removed my eye makeup with one rub! Yes I did have to go rub again to remove my mascara but the eyeliner came off so quick where usually I would have to rub a few times until it has cleared!

When I was done, I knew that my skin was cleansed of all my makeup by noticing that my pores were emphasised and huge! Was I happy with that? Maybe not but this Facial Cleanser really does the trick at removing your makeup!!

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I highly recommend this especially after a night out dancing with your friends! I know the feeling of just wanting to go home and get into bed without washing off your makeup! But with this product I am pretty sure that it would only take a minute or two and then you can jump into bed and snore all the way through to the afternoon!

Have you ever tried any products from the brand? If not, are you curious to try them out now? 

Thank you so much for reading!! 

Love Kezia

xoxo