High End on the High St – Top Dollar Products that really work!

 

So aside from the beauty tips that cost nothing at all like getting your beauty sleep (the hours before midnight!) taking your make up off before crashing out, drinking lots of water and never tanning. There is of course one more thing PRODUCTS and some don’t come cheap.  The most lavish moisturiser ever known “La Creme” produced by  the Japanese beauty line Cle de Peau Beaute as a limited edition in September retailed at £8,440 per 50 gram jar. More than 5 times more expensive per gram of gold –  How much you decide to spend on your products is up to you but a high price tag doesn’t always mean it will work miracles, here are some of the best and let’s say slightly more realistic high rollers on the high street.

Elemis Pro-Intense Lift Effect Night Cream is a lifting and firming night cream, formulated with a powerful blend of gardenia stem cells, arjuna and lupin. It will help to reduce the appearance of sagging jowls, cheeks and chin. And facial contours will appear shaped with a visible improvement in the texture of your skin.

£95.00

 

 

Order online from

 http://www.feelunique.com/p/Elemis-Pro-Collagen-Oxygenating-Night-Cream-50ml

 

 

 

Decleor Prolagene Lift is a Lift & Firm Day Cream for Dry Skin and acts to help rejuvenate dry skin it will boost, protect, prolong and add radiance to skin. Free from mineral oils and colouring agents, this rich and creamy moisturiser sits very comfortably on the skin. High and low molecular weight Hyaluronic acids help to fill in wrinkles on the surface and deeper down.

£69.50

 

Available at The Lavender Rooms – Kings Mills – Tel 01481 258 882

Or Feel Unique online.

Jan Marini Bioclear Cream is a remarkable product that targets a number of multifaceted concerns uniquely experienced by adults. Bioclear Cream utilizes a combination of Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Azelaic Acid for exceptional benefits ranging from adult acne and acne discoloration to the appearance of texture/fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, discoloration from sun damage, and enlarged follicles.

Bioclear Cream provides dramatic resurfacing and retexturizing benefits on any skin type resulting in measurably smoother, clearer and younger looking skin.  £50

 

Available at Selected Clinics only please call 02088684411 for stockists

Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery

 

My Fave ! Achieve absolute hydration and help defend against the internal and external causes of skin aging with this medium-weight, emollient daily moisturizer with Broad Spectrum SPF30. Contains AGE Smart® ingredients to enhance the skin’s natural ability to fight skin-aging free radicals (Reactive Oxygen Species), help prevent the signs of aging caused by sugar reacting with proteins in skin (AGEs) and regulate the formation of collagen-degrading MMPs brought on by UV rays. Formulated without artificial fragrances and colours. Smells divine.

£60.70

Available from Beauty Essence website   http://www.beautyessence.co.uk/index.asp

 

 

Environ Cosmetic Roll CIT

Environ Cosmetic Roll CIT is the latest breakthrough in skin care treatments, allowing for improved penetration of vitamins into the skin layer. The Cosmetic Roll-Cit consists of “micro-needles” that puncture the horny layer of the epidermis. Once the epidermis has been breached, the active ingredients in your skin care products can reach into the depths of the skin exponentially more effectively than simple topical application, thereby assisting natural repairing of fine lines and wrinkles.

The higher the levels of vitamin A and vitamin C that can penetrate into the lower layers of the epidermis, the more collagen can be made. Therefore allowing natural collagenesis to occur.

The Cosmetic Roll CIT help restores skin tightness, smooth fine lines, reduces pigmentation, thickens thin skin, softens scars and reduces dilated blood vessels. Skin needling is not painful, does not damage the skin and can be used on all areas of the body.

 

£69.99

Available from Beauty Essence – call 020 7248 0127

 

 

Guinot Instant Brightening Mask (7 sachets) (Masque Révélateur Lumière)

Thanks to its concentration in Melanoxyl and stabilised Vitamin C, the Brightening Mask illuminates the skin with spectacular renewed radiance. Its shape is designed to allow the high penetration of active ingredients and it really does give an instant brightening effect.

You’ll find that the complexion appears brighter and brown spots are reduced.

£64.00 available from Beauty Essence call – 020 7248 0127

Latest Training Day

My latest Advanced Refresher Course was so beneficial that I thought I would share my experience online.  I worked on 2 models the First Lady was a rare case – a Chinese lady who had her brows done originally in China. But they had gone red possibly due to the poor legislations in china making the pigments impure.  The iron oxide in our pigments is much purer so therefore it doesn’t discolour as much due to the European resolution legislation of 2003/2008 which states that all manufactured and sold pigments in Europe have to by law fit the requirements. I used a 1 point needle and went over very slowly in hair by hair strokes very close together using just the tip of the needle with five drops of dark cool brown and 3 drops of darkest cool brown not forgetting my 2 drops of cool brow neutraliser. We were pleased with the end result.

The second client I had was for the lips and I used a pigment I have not used before – burgundy chocolate – you should only ever use 2 drops and always with the blue lip Rec. I mixed it with 6 drops of nude soft rose and 1 drop of blue lip rectifier because one drop was enough as she was not showing any blue in her lips and we were only going to use a light pressure. I used the 3 liner as the line because the 7 power are not in use and the 5 power did not give enough precision . The 3 liner is another word for the 3 round. It’s good because its round so you don’t have to worry about the angle you use it with. My first two passes were of the line and then for the blush I did small oval circles where the needle was facing towards the line followed by large oval circles in a fluid manner and a constant pressure/rythym. I enjoyed my day but it was incredibly intense as ever.

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