Konjac Sponge launches in the Middle East

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Hello, I come bearing some more good news for all you gorgeoustias today. Happy days are here again.

The Far East has been in the limelight for the past year or two, thanks to its innovative beauty and healthcare regimes, and for the first time, one of the top,global beauty crazes of the year, Konjac Facial Sponges, from the Konjac Sponge Co. are available for us in the UAE.

Konjac Facial Sponges have taken the world by storm with a cult, celebrity following including, Victoria Beckham, Angelina Jolie and Miranda Kerr. Unlike harsh chemical cleansers, Konjac sponges, created from the root of the Konjac plant, which grows in South Korea, Japan, China and Indonesia, gently exfoliates the skin and can be used every day for a deep, facial cleanse.

What makes the Konjac Sponge Co.’s sponges amongst the best on the market, is the fact that the sponges, which are available in an array of colours, are infused with natural clays, which provides deep pore cleansing and clarifying, and a variety of other, all-natural ingredients, to provide additional benefits to various skin ailments, such as dehydration and oily, acne prone skin.

The Konjac Sponge Company offers a selection of sponges in a variety of colours:

• Red: Dry, dehydrated skin

• Green: Normal to oily skin

• Pink: Devitalised, tired skin

• Natural: All skin types

• Charcoal: Acne/Spot prone skin

The Konjac Sponge Company also has a number of special purpose sponges available, including Konjac Baby Bath Sponges, Konjac Travel & Sports Sponges and the Konjac Gentlemen’s Sponge.

The Konjac Sponge’s are both kind to you and the environment. Each sponge is made from 100% natural vegetable fibre, which is naturally cleansing, removes water based make-up and is 100% colour free and biodegradable.The sponges are soft and gentle, yet sufficiently exfoliating and PH balanced. Each sponge lasts between 4 to 12 weeks.

The Konjac Sponge Co. sponges are available from September in The Organic Café and Make Up Etc, with more outlets to be announced soon. Prices start from AED 60.

Complete review up soon once I get my hands on this yummylicous beauty treat!

Until next time then, stay gorgeous

xoxo

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Foreo & Yllume Facial at Harvey Nichols Dubai

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Hello lovelies,

I am back with another review, however this time it is not a particular product that I have tried and tested but a whole range of products.

A few days ago I was invited by the lovely team at Emerging Beauty brands to come in for a complimentary facial at Harvey Nichols Dubai courtesy, Foreo and Yllume.

Might I add it was a glorious experience. I went in looking tired and drained and came out looking fresh and fabulous.

The lovely Marie who was doing my facial was so full of knowledge and insights on facial & skin care, i was amazed to find out the many things i did NOT know about caring for your skin.

Let me take you all through the step by step procedure of the facial. The good thing is that if you have the products with you then this is something you can easily do yourself at home. For this facial, 5 Yllume products were used all of which are available at the Harvey Nichols store in MOE.

 

STEP 1

Cleansing – We began the facial by using the Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex Cleanser on my face and neck, Marie used her fingers and gently massaged my skin specifically the T-zone area as that is where most of the Bacteria settles.

Beauty Tip: While massaging the face always do it in a circular motion and start from the center then move outward. Also remember to ‘LIFT UP’ i.e. use sweeping motions starting at the base and sweep up

STEP 2

Cleansing Device – Moving along Marie then used the Foreo Luna cleansing device to cleanse my skin. The blue Luna works well on combination skin which happens to be my skin type, it comes along with a lot of benefits such as

  • Deeper, gentler cleansing for a healthy-looking glow
  • Skin looks and feels firmer for a more youthful appearance
  • Improves the absorption of your favorite skincare products
  • Promises all-round cleaner, fresher, more radiant skin

STEP 3

Face Mask – After washing my face with a damp sponge, she went on to use the Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex Mask on my face and neck. The mask contains colourless carotenoids that heal, calm, protect, control and slow the activity of tyrosinase – the enzyme that stimulates melanin production – working directly on melanin content within the skin cells, evening out hyper-pigmentation and lifting uneven skin tone. The Cross polymer papaya extracts also add to the exfoliating effect by lifting off the dead skin cells from the top layer of the skin.

 – Facial Massage – With the mask evenly spread out on my face Marie began massaging my face, neck and shoulder area. This one truly was the best part of the facial as it left me completely relaxed, i almost drifted off to sleep while Marie kept working the magic of her hands.

STEP 4

Toning – After removing the mask, Marie applied the Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex Tonic Mist to close the pores on my skin. The mist uses Polynesian Lagoon water (volcanic water) that is highly pure and rare which is them infused with Vitamin C and white tea extracts that brighten and refresh your complexion.

Beauty TIP – Make sure to always use a Toner after applying a face mask, as the mask opens up the pores on your skin. The toner however closes the pores therefore not allowing any bacteria form getting inside your skin.

STEP 5

Moisturizing Cream – Last but not the least to finish off the facial Marie applied the  Ultimate Illuminating Complex Cream. The cream is an absolute delight to have on as it works as a 3 in 1 mechanism. It has the properties of a day cream ,a night cream, an eye cream and sometimes even works as an intensive mask. it enriches, restores and deeply moisturizes whilst leaving the skin beautifully soft and smooth.

 Some images from the Facial room:

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– Blue Foreo Luna range for Combination skin

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The beauty room at Harvey Nichols, MOE

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– Displays in the Beauty room

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– Foreo Luna & Yllume skincare range

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– The lovely Marie and I post facial

Product & Price information:

Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex™ Skin Supplement -AED329
Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex™ Cleanser – AED230
Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex™ Tonic Mist – AED220
Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex™ Cream – AED488
Yllume Ultimate Illuminating Complex™ Mask – AED 378

 

Neutrogena Introduces The Visibly Clear® Spot Stress Control

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Stres ControlHello lovelies,

Some wonderful news just popped into my inbox earlier today and I thought of sharing it with you guys. Neutrogena has come up with The Visibly Clear® Spot Stress Control range!

Yes you read it right, with its unique formula, the range helps to both treat and prevent spots before they appear, so we have one less stress to deal with.

Spot and acne-prone skin types shed even more skin cells which deposit on the skin’s surface, clogging pores and hair follicles. As this debris of dead cells and follicles builds up, the skin produces excess oil, which in turns leads to blackheads, breakouts and spots.

The microbeads in the Visibly Clear® Spot Stress Control Daily Scrub gently exfoliate the skin, whilst its Microclear® technology breaks through oil and dirt to unclog pores, allowing the formula to penetrate deep down and help clear spots. Frequent usage of the Visibly Clear® Spot Stress Control Daily Scrub has been clinically proven to reduce by 88% the occurrence of spots in the future as well.

Moreover, there are plenty other benefits derived from the regular usage of the Visibly Clear® Spot Stress Control: it improves our skin’s complexion and texture, from dull to radiant; it keeps the skin smooth and soft; and it diminishes the appearance of large pores, giving our skin a healthy polished glow.

So, keep calm and smile on! The NEW Visibly Clear® Spot Stress Control is one sure way to beat the stress in our life.

Product and Price information: 

Neutrogena® Visibly Clear® Spot Stress Control Daily Scrub, AED 44.86

Neutrogena® product range is available in pharmacies and supermarkets across the UAE.

 

 * Prices may vary depending on the outlet

Human+Kind – The skincare brand with a conscience

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Hello,

The Beauty Blog Me is back with yet another beauty fix for all you lovely ladies.

Introducing an innovative beauty brand, Human + Kind has come up with some sensational natural beauty products to simplify your life.  We have all been there , running late and having absolutely no time to wash our hair. Well now we have a solution.

The Human+ Kind Shampoo+Bodywash is a 2 in 1 cleansing product designed to ease your shower routine. This 99.6% natural product is SLS and paraben free. The product is designed to work both as a Shampoo and a body wash. Since it is designed to function as a shampoo, you have the option of choosing from a variety of three to suit your hair type.

You can use the Orange Shampoo+Body Wash for Dry, damaged hair along with the matching conditioner. The product is designed to add volume and shine due to the orange extracts that also invigorate your skin.

Dry-Hair-Conditioner                                      All-Shampoo

For Sensitive Hair and Skin, the Apple & Herbs Shampoo+Body Wash works wonders while being gentle. With the extracts of Calendula, Aloe Vera and Marshmallow root, the products restores moisture, soothes your scalp and helps in detangling your hair easily.

And if you are unsure about the nature of your hair or are looking for something that works on all concerns, why not go for the Grapefruit Shampoo+Bodywash that is designed for all hair types. It nourishes and softens your hair and skin while the gentle fragrance of grapefruit will leave you feeling energized.

The Shampoo+Body Wash’s also come with complementing hair conditioners that are designed to add further nourishment to your hair, which are also available in 250 ml tubes that are perfect to carry in your hand bag and for daily use.

Human+Kind products are on sale in the UAE at the following outlets: Boots, Marina Pharmacy,United Pharmacy, Organic Foods & Café, Make Up Etc. in Palm Strip Mall Jumeirah, The Change Initiative and Down To Earth, as well as online through Glambox.me & Zanedo.com (My Fav)

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Product & price information:

All-in-one Shampoo+Body Wash Normal hair 250ml, AED45

All-in-one Conditioner Normal hair 200ml, AED45

All-in-one Shampoo+Body Wash dry hair 250ml, AED45

All-in-one Conditioner dry hair 200ml, AED45

All-in-one Shampoo+Body Sensitive 250ml, AED45

All-in-one Conditioner Sensitive 200ml, AED45

The brand also has some great skin care products.To check out the complete range and learn more about the story of the Human+Kind brand, log on to http://www.humanandkind.com.

Until next time, stay gorgeous 

xoxo

Product of the week: Ponds

Hi lovelies,

Here’s a quick tip off for you’ll. I have recently started using Ponds products and I just can’t seem to get enough of them. The Facial foam and BB creme act like a miracle for the skin. Use the @pondsarabia Facial foam for an instant glow followed by the @pondsarabia BB creme for a flawless look. These have worked like a dream for my skin, total love ❤️

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The Know – How’s of Night Creams

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Hello fellow beauty lovers,

For those of you who have regularly been following The beauty blog me page would know that we have previously covered the topic of Day creams in the blog. LInk – https://thebeautyblogme.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/why-use-day-creams/

Moving on from our day light delights,  let us now discoverer the importance of adding a night cream to your daily skincare regime. A question I often find women asking themselves is Do I really need a Night Cream?. We have got the answer for you! Read on to discover the know-how’s of night creams.

If you think that night creams are just a way for companies to sell you another product then you are in for a surprise. Some of you may be amazed to learn that there can be a good reason to use a different face cream at night.  Going to bed with night cream on your face can majorly benefit your skin while you sleep

Most of us are aware that our skin is being bombarded with plenty of negative ions and free radicals all day long. All this stresses our skin and causes sensitivity, which leads to premature aging. Some of you might think that you can probably get away by applying your day cream at night. Before you make that choice, it is vital to understand the advantages a night cream would provide when used alongside a day cream. Read on to learn the benefits of using a night cream.

Contains higher level of active ingredients

Night creams are thicker in comparison to their day counterparts – designed to penetrate deep inside the skin and moisturise it. They are heavy on ingredients like retinol glycolic acid, salicylic acid and retinyl acetate, which provide significant aging benefits. These ingredients help your skin to increase turnover and diminish the appearance of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles.

A tip from us would be to pick a cream that includes retinoid. Retinoid products help your skin retain collagen, which is lost as we age. More collagen in your skin means fewer wrinkles and dark spots.

It is best recommended to wear these ingredients at night as most people experience irritation from UV exposure when wearing during the day. Moreover, retinoid effects can be weakened by sunlight.

Designed to support your skin through rest and repair mode

A day cream is designed to support our skin when it’s in protection mode. It is filled antioxidants, peptides and usually a high SPF to fight against all the environmental aggressors.

On the other hand, a night cream supports the skin when it switches into rest and repair mode. It contains ingredients that aid in the regeneration process, like ceramides, which trigger collagen production, and vitamins A, C, E or B5 that help skin function optimally. These elements also help remove all the dull and dead skin when we are asleep.

 Deep nourishing and restoration

Night creams contain higher levels of emollients and so are more moisturizing than their daytime counterparts.  Our skin is in need of extra moisture at night as the trans epidermal water loss is greatest at night. For those of you who have dry skin or feel their skin is drier at home should strongly consider applying it before going to bed to prevent any kind of dehydration.

The Beauty Blog me recommends the following products for your night pampering:

1)       Murad Age-Balancing Night Cream

This cream delivers anti-aging benefits and is suitable for all skin types. It’s the right choice for anyone who wants to wake up to find a soft and supple skin.

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2)       Derma e Hydrating Night Cream with Hyaluronic Acid

This cream is packed with hydrating ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid which delivers into the deepest layers of the skin to provide an intense hydration boost. It also contains a blend of antioxidants and vitamins to reduce wrinkles and increase the skin’s elasticity for firmer, bouncier skin. Suitable for people with dry and sensitive skin and also includes Aloe Vera, which is a natural skin healer.

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3)       Exuviance Night Renewal HydraGel

A light, non-comedogenic cream ideal for those with oily skin. It is packed with alpha hydroxy acids and poly hydroxy acids, which help control oil production, reduce pore size and dark spots.

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Hope that helps ladies, if you use any other night cream /lotions that has benefited you, then comment below to let us know !! Until next time then, be bold, be beautiful, be you !!!