Environ Revival Masque and Hydrating Oil Capsules Review

What’s up 20 Somethings!

Now if you’ve been following my blog from its developing stages, one of the first beauty products and brands I was sent to Review was the Environ Original Range. Since then I’ve been in love with their products and do whatever I can to get my hands on them.

So it was only natural that I did a little dance when Beauty Bulletin called me to let me know I’d be a part of their new Environ Campaign!

The range they sent me consisted of two products: The Revival Masque and the Hydrating Oil Capsules. It was love at first use for me. Immediately after my first application I felt an improvement in my skin- but I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me tell you about the products first.

The Revival Masque:

This innovative Masque contains alpha Hydroxy acids which help exfoliate the upper most layer of the skin leaving you with fresher looking skin that looks and feels revived and smooth. Over time this product will help the skin feel more hydrated and firmer. This product is aimed at keeping your skin looking youthful- let’s face it, you’re never too young to use anti-aging products. Prevention is better than cure.

The packaging is super sleek and innovative, with a pump dispenser your product is as good as new no matter how many times you use it. It’s a “no mess no fuss” application, just grab the brush that accompanies the product, pump the dispenser and apply the Masque! I’m obsessed.

The Hydrating Oil Capsules:

These capsules contain a blend of retinol and antioxidants to protect the skin from the damaging affect of free radicals leaving the skin looking radiant and silky smooth.

The container contains capsules, which you can use twice a week. Guys, I wish I could upload the feeling the content of these capsules give your skin. It’s mind blowing.

Okay! Review Time!

The ingredients in the Masque are extremely strong and active, so on my first application I experienced a tingling sensation. The pamphlet within the box suggested starting out with only 10 mins before washing off, gradually as your skin gets more used to the product it can be worn for up to 20 mins or even as an over-night Masque.

Even after my first application my skin looked revived and radiant. The Masque applies easily and you don’t need much to spread over your entire face and neck. I actually had to tell myself to stop because it felt so good to apply, I just kept going. I’ve only been using the product twice a week for 4 weeks, and I’m sure with continued use this product will do wonders for my skin and aging prevention.

The Hydrating Oil Capsules are a gift from the heavens. Each application is in its own little capsule to ensure that the oil is in optimum condition for application. Just twist off the tip or cut it off and apply it generously all over your face then rub it in and feel the magic. Now I must warn you, once you’ve applied this product you will not be able to stop touching your face! It’s amazing. The oil is absorbed into the skin leaving it feeling extremely silky soft instead of oily. This feeling lasts all day and the next. These oil capsules are a game changer, I’ll definitely be repurchasing them in the future.

The revival Masque retails for R1020 and the Hydrating Oil Capsules(30 pack) retail at R730 – so it’s a bit on the pricey side of life. I know I can’t afford to be buying these products every single month. But they are worth it guys. And they last quite a while as they do not need to be applied every single day for you to get results. Add them to your Christmas list, ask your rich single auntie to hook you up or start an Environ savings fund- just do what you need to do to experience this product.

Like, with prices this high, I can’t afford to lie to you about this, so trust me. These products worked wonders for my skin and I’m sure they’ll do the same for you.

Check out my first impressions videos here.

Find an Environ stockist near you: https://www.environskincare.com/za/stockist-locator/

Until next time babes!

Nadine

#CherubsCares Facial Wipes (Review)

Two weeks ago I was sent the new Cherubs Facial Wipes from the Beauty Bulletin. They sent me a great little hamper that contained facial wipes for normal skin (Blue) and for sensitive/dry skin (Pink) as well as some cotton wool pads and buds.

My first impression of this product is that it removes my make up effortlessly, leaving my skin feeling smooth and hydrated.

Eco- friendly and affordable, this product has definitely snuck it’s way into my heart.
A few months ago I stopped using facial wipes, I found them too expensive and always felt like I was wasting them, as I never used the entire wipe.
This is the first time I’ve used a wipe again since converting to an alternative form of make up removal and I must say that I am impressed.
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I try to pay attention to the impact my life has on the environment, so knowing that this product is bio-digradeable, really makes me feel like I’m being kind to the earth – considering how many facial wipes a girl uses in a day.

I love that it’s free of parabens and alcohol, and the fact that it’s pH balanced is always a plus. My skin feels smooth due to the chamomile extracts in the wipes which contribute to my skin feeling fresh, soft and able to breathe after removing my make up.

I will definitely be repurchasing this product and have shared it with friends!

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African Extracts #RooibosRepair Facial Oil

There are many pros and cons to using a facial oil. Some people love it and achieve amazing results and others prefer to stick to the more traditional products. When I received the African Extracts Rooibos Repair Facial Oil from the Beauty Bulliten, I was excited to use it because I had never used a facial oil before.

First Impression
“Whoa! This bottle is cool!” – Seriously, the packaging of this product is like something from the future, you twist the cap and a little button pops up which you use to dispense the oil. Its so cool! It smells amazing and a few drops go very far!

Do you need a Facial Oil?
A facial oil is great for skin that suffers from dryness, flakiness or dehydration that isn’t being cured by your moisturiser. A facial oil is a great component to add to your skincare routine in addition to your moisturiser. (First cleanse, tone, apply facial oil then moisturise.)
Facial Oils are helpful for keeping the skin’s own hydration locked in. They also work great at smoothing our your skin’s surface.

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10 Fun Facts about The African Extracts Daily Repair Facial Oil (according to their website):
– It offers protection against environmental damage from the sun that causes premature ageing.
– It minimises the appearance of dark spots and marks.
– It brightens the skin, leaving you with an even, radiant skin tone.
– It’s all natural!
– It’s made using several flowers and plants, including rose, lavender, geranium, chamomile, jojoba, neem seed oil and rooibos!
– It’s non-greasy and light, unlike other oil products
– It’s endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty.
– Because it is plant-based its suitable for vegans too.
– A few drops at night can help restore the damage caused by the day
– It’s super Affordable at R180 a pop!

My Opinion?
I use it at night because it’s an oil and I don’t trust it to be out during the day with it on my face (you know, brown girls burn too.) I have noticed an improvement in my skin tone and I wake up with my skin looking radiant from the previous nights application. It also feels great, smooth and hydrated.

Though it claims to be non-greasy, it still makes my skin quite shiny (another reason to use it at night) Once it dries, your skin doesn’t feel oily at all, but it will still have a bit of a shine. It’s best to apply a moisturiser afterwards. Do not use this product as a replacement to your moisturiser.

I do love this product and it is now a part of my skin care regime. And I LOVE affordable products! Considering you only need a few drops, I’m sure this is going to last me forever!

Shoutout to African Extracts and The Beauty Bulliten for hooking me up with this product!

Watch my Youtube Review here!

Until Next Time!

 

FINAL REVIEW: Environ Skincare Range

Hey Girlfriend,

I was extremely excited to receive my Skincare goodies from Environ and Beauty Bulliten. My package consisted of the following products:
1. Pre Cleanser
2. Balancing masque
3. Gel foaming Cleanser
4. Toner
5. Eye gel
6. Debut moisturizer!

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If you have been following my posts over the past few weeks, you’ll have read all my reviews and research regarding each individual product!

So as I end my final week of my trail, it’s time for me to give the final verdict, Can my skin be Reborn Beautiful?
The answer is YES!
Yes!
Yes!
Yes!

When I started the trial, my skin was dehydrated and therefore very dry. My skin tone was uneven and even blotchy on some days. Due to lack of sleep I was also developing fine lines under my eyes- not cool!

Now that I have ended the trial, I am able to reflect on the changes made on my skin. My skin feels so much softer and hydrated due to the intensive care I’ve received from using the Environ Skincare Range! Seriously! I can’t stop touching my skin.

My skin tone is more even and clear, I go most days without make up now because my skin looks and feels so good.
Any spots or skin irregularities that appeared during the trial were gone within one day!

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Side Effects:

I did experience a dry patch form along my jaw line during the trial, due to my skin reacting to the amount of Vitamin A it was receiving, it cleared up after a few days and I was told by my Environ Skincare specialist that it was all part of the process.

I did also experience a tingling feeling while sweating during a workout- it’s the same sensation you get after getting a wax or going for threading.
Fav products:
Look, the Range may not be affordable to everyone, if you’re gonna try out Environ but don’t want to break the bank, my favorite products were the Pre- Cleanser, the Balancing Masque and the Debut Moisturiser. I definitely experienced a visible change in my skin immediately after using those products! These products are what’s missing in your skin care routine!!

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I never used to spend a lot of time on my skin, I’d use a simple Cleanser and Toner once a day, but this trial has taught me the importance of Skincare from a young age! And now I look forward to giving my skin the TLC it needs every morning and evening!

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What a great experience it has been working with Environ and Beauty Bulliten! I can now safely say that I am an Environ Girl!

Until Next Time!

Bye, Girl!