Hydraluron Moisture Booster

If you haven't seen or heard the hype around this new "wonder" product you just haven't been reading the right blogs. As championed by the brilliant Caroline Hirons this product is a new concept created by the genius people at Indeed Labs. Using hyaluronic acid this serum provides below-surface hydration when applied under your normal moisturiser. (Basically the hyaluronic acid holds so much water in it therefore making your moisturiser practically super charged so plumps the skin.) It also increases the skin's ability to retain moisture over time and reduces the amount of topical moisturisers needed to maintain ideal skin hydration.

They say
Indeed Labs, our objective is simple: eliminate all marketing hype and costs from skin treatments and instead, deliver read results as cost-effectively as possible.

We use high concentrations of the rarest, most effective actives from clinical laboratories in Switzerland, Spain, France and the United States. Quality is our number one priority and we never sacrifice this aspect for any cost. Through efficiency and honesty, we maintain the most reasonable prices in our class. Indeed!

Dehydration leads to the appearance of premature aging. Use Hydraluron every day and night, or as needed to give your skin the moisture boost that it needs.

Hydraluron is a hydration serum insppired by injectable hydration treatments employed in Swiss clinics. These hydration treatments employ a fine needle that is used to administer hundreds of microinjections of hyaluronic acid into the skin. Hydraluron is a less invasive, more affordable treatment that can be incorporated into any daily regime.

The mechanism of action of Hydraluron is two-fold. Firstly, Hydraluron uses the worlds purest grade of hyaluronic acid* from the Netherlands as it's hydration active. Hyaluronic acid is a superb hydration ingredient that can hold up to 1,000 times it's weight in water. It is found in abundance in young skin.

Our pure grade has a microgranule-like powder that features a low density and a polydispersity below 1.5, which simply means greater quality, exceptional safety and extraordinary consistency. Secondly, a bio-engineered strain of marine red algae causes controlled and mild stimulation of skin turnover to allow thorough penetration of Hydraluron's hyaluronic acid.

The results are clinically proven.

**Hydraluron uses a premium grade of hyaluronic acid from the Netherlands that can attract 1,000 times its weight in water. Clinical in-vitro and in-viro (12 participants) studies of this grade have shown that it can increase skin hydration significantly, resulting in an increase in elasticity of up to 27% and a decrease in surface roughness by as much as 10%.

I say
You are only meant to apply a small amount on clean dry skin and then use your normal moisturiser on top. This is key, it isn't a moisturiser itself, it makes the best of your normal moisturiser by clinging on to all the water and goodness. It applies well, and disappears into the skin leaving no stickiness or oiliness which i hate about normal serums. I then apply my normal moisturiser or a tinted moisturiser and carry on with my normal makeup routine. And so far so good. 

I do occasionally have dehydrated skin, and sometimes oily, especially when I was a long haul air hostess, and I only wish I had been able to use Hydraluron then. I have been using it everyday for around a month but probably don't need to use it as often as my skin isn't that dry. My skin does seems smoother and the skin tone more even, and is never dry even with the cold Autumn days and central heating coming on. My foundation seems to last longer too as it now has a good base to sit upon and after using it for a month I have definitely noticed an overall improvement in my skin.

Overall this serum is a fantastic boost for cold winter days and sensitive dehydrated skin which needs all the benefits of your normal moisturiser and water without ever making your skin oily or congested. I will definitely buy again especially to try and keep the wrinkles at bay.

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John Frieda Sheer Blonde Go Blonder Lightening Spray Review

Woah, that's a big product name! This spray is my 'secret weapon' when it comes to my hair. I use it whenever I blow dry my hair and I genuinely believe it stops me from having to get my hair coloured as often as normal.

This product is available to buy at Boots for just £6.99 for a 100ml bottle. It doesn't really have a smell and honestly makes such a different to my hair.

The way I use it is to apply it mainly to my roots when my hair is damp after washing, and then comb it through the rest of your hair too. It is heat the activates the 'lightening' part of this spray, so blow dry it paying particular attention to where you applied the product at the roots. Once dry, I normally straighten it a bit too to add some more heat (use a heat defence spray throughout too). Et voila! Blonder hair in the space of 10-15 minutes!

I rave about this product all the time to my blonde friends and I just can't fault it. I have re-purchased it at least four times and will continue to do so!

Benefit Cha Cha Tint Review

This is this month's freebie in the InStyle magazine- you can choose between Benetint, Cha Cha Tint or Sun Beam.

I actually wanted Sun Beam but they were sold out everywhere I went. I have tried the Benetint before so decided to go for the Cha Cha Tint instead. It is mango-tinted but unfortunately does not smell of mango like I thought :(



As you can see from the 4th photo, this gives a really lovely tint and as you can see from my last photo- it will not budge! I left the product on my hand for about 10 seconds while I got my camera ready and the above photo was the result haha! However, if you blend it in quick enough, what you are left with is a really nice, natural hint of colour.

Really pleased with this but not sure if I would repurchase it. It costs £24.50 for 12.5ml ! A bit too pricey for me unfortunately! Plus, I am not sure it out-blushes my other more reasonably priced blushers, so for now, I will obviously use this and enjoy it but when it runs out, that's that!

St. Tropez Everyday Body Moisturiser Gradual Tan Review

I received this as a freebie in a magazine a few months ago (Sorry, I can't remember which one!) I have used it quite a lot since I have had it so thought I would share my thoughts with you.

The moisturiser that I got is the 'Light Medium' colour, and you guys should know by now I am very fair skinned so I was a bit worried about the 'medium' part in the name!

I used this all over, including my face (!) and was really pleased with the results. It didn't make me look orange or dry my skin out. It just gave a really nice, noticeable glow to my skin which I really like.

The smell is as you would expect- very biscuitty, but that can't really be helped!

As an everyday moisturiser I think it might make me a little TOO sunkissed, so I think maybe use it 2-3 times a week to maintain a natural looking tan.

All in all, I am really pleased with this. I know the name St. Tropez comes with a price tag, but I am fairly confident I would re-purchase this product. I have had a look online and you can pick this up for about £13 for a 200ml bottle- so not too bad at all!

Recipe of the Week - Luscious Lemon Drizzle

Ok so I haven't posted a cake recipe for what seems like ages as I'm really trying to be good and shift the last few baby pounds, so of course haven't been baking as much as it's normally left to me to eat 95% of anything I make, oh the joys of living with a "professional athlete". Anyway I must have been complaining of a lack of treats and sweetness, (I can't cope without cake) so my darling husband baked me a beautiful Lemon Drizzle Cake. And not just any old cake, a gooey lemony delight of a cake. It is best warm out of the oven with a huge dollop of silky smooth creme fraiche, but I can also cope with it cold.

This recipe is one of Tana Ramsays, and the batter seems a little dry but once the cake is baked the syrup is poured over it, intensifying the flavour and moistness.

225g Caster sugar
225g unsalted butter
4 eggs
Finely grated zest of one lemon
225g Self-raising flour

1 1/2 lemons
85g caster sugar

Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Beat together 225g softened unsalted butter and 225g caster sugar until pale and creamy, then add 4 eggs, one at a time, slowly mixing through. Sift in 225g flour, then add the finely grated zest of 1 lemon and mix until well combined. Line a loaf tin (8 x 21cm) with greaseproof paper, then spoon in the mixture and level the top with a spoon.

Bake for 45-50 mins until a thin skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. While the cake is cooling in its tin, mix together the juice of 1 1/2 lemons and 85g caster sugar to make the drizzle. Prick the warm cake all over with a skewer or fork, then pour over the drizzle - the juice will sink in and the sugar will form a lovely, crisp topping. Leave in the tin until completely cool, then remove and serve. Will keep in an airtight container for 3-4 days, or freeze for up to 1 month.