January 2021 Box - High Performance Skincare

December 17, 2020

January 2021 Box - High Performance Skincare

What a way to start 2021!  Nearly £200 worth of incredibly high performance skincare to compliment your new, GLOW skincare programme (download HERE) and to get your skin looking amazing for 2021!

 

Looking fabulous starts with great skin and this year we are going to positively glow with health and radiance!  Goodbye dull skin, hello compliments!

 

In December we got products which created the base of our new skin-nourishing programme and this month, we’re building on that with some of the most important (and expensive) products that we need to fulfil what our skin needs.

 

The products in this January box are superb for us and our skin.   They have amazing, active ingredients in them so let’s have a look at how we are going to incorporate them and what they are going to do for us!

 First up is Abi Cleeve’s SKINSENSE GLYCOLIC PEEL & REVEAL PADS (30 pcs/RRP £34.00).  Abi is very much a real woman who created this range when she couldn’t find products that worked for her.  These pads are for once-a-day use and I would use in the evening after cleansing, so that your expensive serums and moisturisers have fresh skin to work on.  These are NOT toner pads, we don’t use toner anymore, but these really mild AHA acid pads to gently exfoliate the top layer of your skin, which is why they are called “Peel & Reveal”.  AHA acid is superb for us in this very, very mild form as it just helps cell turnover and takes off the top layer of dead cells, revealing sparkly new, glowing skin beneath.  If you are new to acids on your skin then definitely use just once a day in the evening and monitor your skin.  Any reaction, leave it out of your routine for a few days.

 

SKINSENSE DOUBLE STRENGTH RETINOL NIGHT SERUM 30ml / RRP £46.00 

So, once you've cleansed, used the Glycolic pads and sprayed your skin with Gatineau's Alkessence from the December box (have you still got this?), your skin is ready for nourishing.  

Abi's Double Strength Retinol Night Serum is perfect for you and me.  This is basically Vitamin A, which is scientifically proven to reverse the signs of ageing in skin as well as prevent them from starting in the first place, which is why this is right up there in our high performance skincare routine.  Vitamin A is best used at night, the reason being is that it is going to help encourage new skin cell production.  These new cells are going to be thinner and so potentially open to sun damage which is why Vitamin A is used (almost universally) at night.  

The benefits (and so why we are doing this) include:

  • Prevents lines and wrinkles
  • Smoother skin
  • Brighter skin (because of those new cells)
  • Hydrated skin
  • Plumper skin
  • Fades age spots

Now, if you're new to retinol it can cause skin to be flaky so mix it in with your moisturiser to lower the strength and then build up.  In short, LOOK at your skin, which is what we are all about now.  Pea size amount, NOT MORE!

Codex Bia Day Cream (50ml / RRP £50.00) has literally just come down in price from £65.00 to £50.00!  I chose Codex for two reasons.  First, the formulation is second to none.  Barb, the founder, is a formula fanatic and has created this moistuiser to be optimal in it's class.  Second, the packaging is incredible - that tube is made from sustainable sugar cane!

This moisturiser is packed with Calendula (very soothing, tones down redness) and Wrack (Vitamins A & E to promote skin renewal as above).  This is a great day moisturiser.

 

So, we're doing all this topical work on our skin so now it's time to help from the inside out too.  HUM Collagen Love Dietary Supplements 90 capsules / RRP £44.00 are brand new to the UK market and are an amazing addition to our beauty arsenal.  

I've created a video with the founder, Walter, who tell us how these amazing tablets work, but key is to take them everyday for a month to get best results.

Bali Balm Lip Balm 15ml / RRP £25.00 is in the box this month because January has dry lips written all over it.  I've got a bee in my bonnet about the types of lip balm I want you to use because there's no two ways about it, lip products end up in our guts - we can't help but ingest them.  Dan is the man who creates Bali Balm and he did it to ensure that the ingredients both hydrate lips, are safe for us and are sound for the environment.  He's spent the last six months repackaging his balm and I genuinely hope you love it.  100% natural ingredients, vegan, 100% recyclable and a supporter of charities in Bali, this is a great product to support and I'd like you to use it liberally to keep lips soft this winter!

These products are incredibly well made, are supporters of our skin and I hope that you love them and the stories I'm bringing you this month about these brands - enjoy!

 




6 Responses

Ali Parris
Ali Parris

January 13, 2021

I received my first box a few days ago and all I can say is wow, wow, wow!! When I first saw the lip balm I thought ‘nice, but it’s not the most exciting thing in the box’ WRONG!! This has to be the very BEST lip product I have ever used in my many, many years. The down side? I can now never be without it and it is probably the priciest lip balm I have used….still, you gets what you pays for, and I am happy to pay for this little beauty. Thank you Karen for introducing me to a new love!

Vanessa J Glover
Vanessa J Glover

December 30, 2020

Elemis and Gatineau are my two favourite brands but I don’t often buy them anymore as I find them a bit expensive. I have no intention of ever cancelling my subscription as you keep surprising me with such gorgeous products. As I’ve already told you, any products that I can’t or choose not to use, I pass onto a friend/s for them to be enjoyed. I have a Russian friend and in Russia women spend a lot of money on beauty treatments and products so she’s delighted with what I pass onto her. Do keep the boxes coming as they are needed even more now than previously

Paula Witts
Paula Witts

December 23, 2020

Cannot wait for this box !! December was fab, love it, love it x

Michelle Field
Michelle Field

December 23, 2020

Please remind me is the price of this box different if I subscribe as opposed to the one-off price? The box looks amazing! Karen you are such a temptress lol

Lynn Lisett
Lynn Lisett

December 23, 2020

This sounds amazing!

Michelle Thomas
Michelle Thomas

December 23, 2020

For years I’ve just had the very basic of skin Care, I’ve ordered my once a month box and now on my 4th box, instead of buying rubbish to the total of £35 a month I’m having a total makeover every month with amazing products that are all for me, and the bonus is ……a present arrived once a month for me and my pampering. My skin has never felt better and all my family & friends say I’m glowing and don’t look 53 nearly but in fact 43 …… I say bring on my Jan box ….LOVE feeling Fab in my 50’s xxxx❤️

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