Elucent Skincare Part 2

 

 

Elucent products: What Your Skin Needs

That supple, soft and cuddly skin you are wishing for is not a mirage. It is achievable, when and only when you take care of your skin with the right products. Elucent skin care products are tailored for rejuvenation of the skin and to keep off the fine lines. The ingredients of each skincare product are carefully selected for safety and efficacy. In addition to the use of Elucent skincare products, remember to eat balanced diet and drink plenty of water for total body wellness. Clinically tested, these products’ owners have used scientific methods to ascertain what they claim. Therefore, rest assured you can trust them, they also do not test on animals. We all know sometimes price of products can keep us away, but Elucent skincare products are very much affordable so don’t stress.

Elucent has two skincare ranges: the anti-aging range and the whitening range.

 

Elucent anti-aging range of products

As soon as we check out of the teenage years, the skin begins to feel the effects of the accumulating years. The environmental elements such as the sun rays, wind, the cold among others now cause more and quicker damage and signs of aging on the skin becomes apparent in almost a blink of an eye. But, should we be helpless and let the skin deal with these issues on its own? Absolutely not! It is only prudent to let the experts make suitable products that let us take of the skin. Of course the skin will be grateful for the TLC and respond by glowing and looking young and bright. Elucent skincare products which are owned by Ego Pharmaceuticals and the anti-aging range to be particular, uses a combination therapy of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and vitamins to keep the wrinkles and the fine lines as far away as possible from your skin. The AHAs work by helping the old cells of the skin to exfoliate to reveal a younger layer of healthy skin cells. The skin sheds off the dead cells but it definitely needs assistance to keep the skin cells renewal even. AHAs also accelerate the process. Further, the AHAs enable the skin cells absorb moisturisers when applied for a prolonged, radiant look. 

To supplement the work done by AHAS, are vitamins. Vitamins E, C and B3 work on the finer things such as ensuring the free radicals generated in the body are neutralised before they cause you harm. For a complete care of your skin, invest in the anti-aging gentle cleanser to gently exfoliate your skin, the moisturiser which is SPF 50+ to protect you from the sun rays, the eye cream for bags-free eyes, the serum and of course the body moisturiser for whole body skin care. 

Elucent whitening range of products

This range of products is meant to keep your skin even toned. Walking around with hyper-pigmentation spots doesn’t flatter anyone. In addition to the B3, C and E vitamins mentioned earlier, the manufacturers have also incorporated safflower seed oil and phyllanthus emblica fruit extract in the whitening products. They are all powerful antioxidants and the seed oil will moisturise and soothe your skin. 

For the last month I've been reviewing Elucent skincare again, but this time I tried a few different products in my regime from the last time, if you interested in reading my last Elucent blog post then click here.

My AM Routine

  1. Elucent Anti Ageing Gentle Cleanser
  2. Elucent Whitening Eye Cream
  3. Elucent Anti Ageing Day Moisturiser SPF 50+

My PM Routine

  1. Elucent Anti Ageing Gentle Cleanser
  2. Elucent Whitening Eye Cream
  3. Elucent Whitening Spot Corrector
  4. Elucent Whtiening Night Moisturiser

Overall, I have loved all the Elucent products, I have seen reduced pigmentation on my top lip and pigmentation fading around the tops of my cheeks where my sunglasses wouldn't cover, and these results were just after just 1 month, so I'm very impressed (see pictures below week 1 to week 4). In this one month I also didn't have clinical peels or laser to have the most accurate results I could. I have sensitive skin and found no problems with any of the products though I would say, if you have never tried any products containing AHAs, I would ease onto the cleanser or water down the solution til you build a tolerance. The spot corrector couldn't have come at a better time. I always get the hormonal acne once a month and I find those spots are the ones that scar my face even if I don't pick them. So I'll definitely continue you the spot corrector. The Moisturiser I used in the morning was fine, it had a SPF smell but wasn't over barring. I prefer the night moisturiser but I understand that I need an SPF throughput the day, It had a nice feeling on the skin and I don't think it have a heavy feeling at all, though my skin is dry at the moment. 

So, go on and spoil your skin with these products which are all made in Australia. Available at your local Chemist Warehouse, My Chemist and the Ego online store.

 

Disclaimer:
*All opinions are based on personal experiences. Skincareblogger is not a skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.
*This is a paid post.
* These products were gifted to me to review. Products being gifted does not impact my thoughts on the products. 
* Main Image was taken from Elucent website, click name to provide link

* I have NO affiliation with the links provided.

Tatcha

 

Tatcha Skincare: More Than Just Products

 Skin is the largest organ of the body and is what we display to the world. This means investing in the right products for your skin is not a luxury but a necessity. We owe our skin that much for the protective role it does to keep off bugs and other harmful things such as, chemicals from gaining entry into the fragile inner organs. Therefore, whenever you are out there shopping for products to maintain a healthy skin and look good while at it ☺, practice due diligence to ensure you get the right products for your type of skin. 

Further, it helps to know the story or stories behind those beauty and skincare products. One company you should consider for wholesome care of your skin is the Tatcha Skincare. Tatcha skincare range of products consists of serums, cleansers, masks and so much more. So, what is their story?

From a geisha to your beauty shelf

In most instances, it is only when one is faced with a challenge that they are able to think out of the box for possible solutions. This is the story of Tatcha. Victoria Tsai, the founder of Tatcha suffered from dermatitis. As she faced this problem, she became more aware of the importance of what goes into the skincare products. Endowed with a purpose and decade old experience working with large corporations, she headed to Japan to seek out a holistic approach to skincare. 

An engagement with a geisha revolutionised her thinking. She learned time-tested skincare secrets passed from the ancient Japanese. Of course these were all documented in a guide. This special guide is the cornerstone of Tatcha. Armed with the magical ingredients, she sought out modern scientists to put in the modern technologies to ensure maximum efficacy and safety. As a result, Tatcha collection of skincare products is unveiled. 

In addition, the story goes beyond beauty. From all the purchases, a percentage goes towards funding of underprivileged girls education in Africa and Asia. Such stories are inspirational and show a company’s values and beliefs that are more than skin-deep.  

The products

Tatcha skincare products are inspired by ancient Japanese beauty and skincare rituals. Therefore, if you seek that line of products you may consider Tatcha. The products are categorised for each skin type including the sensitive skin. Besides manufacturing products for the regular skin, the company also has products for problematic skin conditions such as eczema, hyper-pigmentation and enlarged pores. 

The ingredients mostly comprise natural herbs and plants and their derivatives. For example, some of the ingredients used in Tatcha products are green tea, peony and pearl. Green tea extracts are known for the anti-aging properties because they are rich in anti-oxidants. Peony is a beautiful flower that has been hailed for its superior anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting and moisturising advantages. These are the ultimate skincare properties that everyone would wish for. The cherry at the top has got to be the pearl. For a porcelain-like and glowing skin, the pearl’s ground powder contains minerals and amino acids that reinforce the natural collagen for a replenished and firm skin.

Mini review

After years of buying and trying every moisturiser out there, this one is like no other. A super gentle yet nourishing gel moisturiser that literally feels like water on the skin - no stickiness, or heaviness!  and absorbs instantly. 

 

                     Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil  $70 - 

                   Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil $70 - 

This is in my top two ever... I have tried over 10 cleansing oils in my life and I find this one is perfection, removes excess oils, mascara, stick foundation and doesn't leave a film on my skin. I also love the packaging.

 

                              Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist  $70 - 

                            Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist $70 - 

I use this in my skin care regime and also after I have applied my makeup. The spray is so light so you aren't left with little wet patches on your skin. Gives me such a dewy complexion with or without makeup.

 

                                          Tatcha The Essence  $138 - 

                                        Tatcha The Essence $138 - 

Highly recommended, leaves my face feeling intensely hydrated. It doesn't have a strong scent at all. I like to apply it after I get out of the shower and before I apply my water cream. I have seen a change in my skin, the clarity on my cheeks and defused redness from my rosacea, overall giving my skin that healthy glow. I would definitely repurchase. 

 

Tatcha products I want to try next

If you are located in Australia, Tatcha is available at Mecca so click here to view there extensive range of products, for the rest of the world click here.

 
Disclaimer:
*All opinions are based on personal experiences. Skincareblogger is not a skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.
*This is NOT a paid post.
* These products were gifted to me to review. Products being gifted does not impact my thoughts on the products. 
* Images were taken from Mecca website, click images to take you to the source.
* I have NO affiliation with the links provided.

Grown Alchemist Beauty Products

 

My Review of Grown Alchemist. 

Grown Alchemist, an Australian skin care brand with an array of products made from ground-breaking scientific formulations is a welcome addition to the vast array of beauty care products already in the market. 

What makes Grown Alchemist beauty products special though is their formulation. They contain natural peptides and antioxidants that enhance skin renewal and diminish the effects of anti-aging.  

But just because you hear scientific formulations should be no cause for alarm as the products are 100 % organic. 

These range of beauty products from creams, to oils, cleansers, moisturisers and anti-aging serums all work to renew, cleanse and moisturise the skin from within. So go on and stimulate your inner beauty with these organic, clinically proven formulations that lessen fine lines and wrinkles giving your skin that beautiful, glowing, youthful skin.

The Geniuses Behind Grown Alchemists

Grown Alchemist skincare range with all-organic ingredients was the brainchild of Australian brothers Keston and Jeremy Mujis. They effortlessly fused together scientific formulations and natural ingredients to produce an all-organic beauty skin care range that optimises the health of the skin above all.  These certified natural botanical ingredients and powerful natural formulations provided the ultimate beauty results without the damaging effects of artificial ingredients. They ethically assembled the products into beautiful packages and made them all-affordable across the divide. The result has been a sustained wave of uptake into the market owing to their great results on the skin and pocket friendly prices. 

Owing to their success, Grown Alchemist now have devolved cosmetic chemists based in London, New York and Paris. These are dedicated in the in their quest for perfect beauty formulations for all.

What Grown Alchemist Believes

 Beauty is natural so should everything that enhances it.  Mother Nature already has ingredients discovered by the two Australian brothers that came together and cleverly fused them for our own benefit. Thanks to them hairs now breathe better, our skins are glowing with health and vitality and our general outlook has improved because when you look good, you feel good!

That said Grown Alchemist viewpoint on cleansing is about eliminating impurities as opposed to natural water-binding formulations that keep skin saturated and tight. They believe that by organically optimising the functions of the skin, the skin on its own is able to achieve real beauty results. A double cleanse routine comes highly recommended as it first, removes make-up, and effects pollution and daily dirt build-up on the skin. This is followed by a second skin cleanse that leaves the skin fresh, clear and well-adjusted. The result is a radiant, youthful skin.

Grown Alchemist beauty care products range include: specially formulated skincare cleansers, serums and anti-aging moisturisers; body care exfoliants, body washes, and oils; and professional hair care treatments, volumizing, anti-frizz, detoxing, strengthening, nourishing and hair colour products among others.

My Review on Some of the Grown Alchemist Products I've Tried

Firstly, before I get started on individual product reviews, how beautiful is the packaging of all the Grown Alchemist products, I love the brown glass and the simplicity of the design, plus every single item I tried smells so nice and botanical. I throughly enjoyed using the Grown Alchemist regime I must say. The Grown Alchemist products I reviewed are from Mecca.

 

Hydra-Restore Cream Cleanser: Olive Leaf & Plantago Extract

A beautiful creamy cleanser that goes a long way, I was able to remove my makeup using this cleanser and it didn't hurt my eyes either, though I did find I needed a little more help with my mascara, so I use this as my secondary cleanse. This cleanser is enriched with olive leaf, vitamins A and E, quercetin, rutin and kaempferol to fight visible signs of ageing, yarrow extract to tone and firm, red seaweed extract to even out tone and texture and plantago extract to cleanse and tighten pores. Even with my sensitive skin I found this cleanser to be extremely gentle and it did not irritate the skin. I thoroughly enjoyed this cleanser and will continue to use until it runs out. This cleanser retails for $49 for 100ml and I have been using this cleanser twice a day for the last 4 weeks and I'm not even half way through. 

 

Hydra-Mist+: Desert Lime & Amino-Peptide

A lightweight yet potent facial mist infused with a whole host of skin-loving botanicals to treat skin beyond the surface level. I spray a few pumps morning and night after my shower, I love the smell very botanical with a hint of lime. I was skeptical of the small size of the bottle, I thought this won't last very long, especially with my heavy hand when it comes to misting, though it lasted 1 month using twice a day and heavily spraying my face too. This mist retails for $30 for 30ml. This did not irritate my skin either, I always worry about trying new products because you never know which ones will cause me to flush if I'm unaware of the ingredients, none of the Grown Alchemist products I tried made me flush or irritate my skin, which is a good sign. 

 

Regenerating Night Cream: Neuro-Peptide & Violet Leaf Extract

This products retails for $95 for 40g, which seems very small but it is extremely worth it. This is my favourite product for the ones I've listed here today. This is a night moisturiser that is a rich thick cream  consistency that feels like nothing on your skin when applied, you will not feel this product on your skin once absorbed which is almost instantly. You will wake up with your skin feeling nourished, hydrated and refreshed. I also noticed that my skin looked as though I didn't have any rosacea concerns which is amazing. This cream contains so many beneficial ingredients such as neuropeptides that act to boost collagen and elastin levels, increase cohesion and stabilization of collagen networks and reducing degradation of collagen structure to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it also is infused with frankincense extract to calm and soothe, violet extract to even skin tone, antioxidant-rich green tea extract to fight damaging free radicals, omega 7 to heal and hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate. 

 

Detox Serum Antioxidant+3 Complex

This product I apply twice a day, morning and night, and at night I follow with the Regenerating Night Cream: Neuro-Peptide & Violet Leaf Extract, this in conjunction with the moisturiser has totally changed my skin, I will be inserting a photo below that wasn't intended on going on my blog so I do apologise for the background and its unprofessional appearance, but you can see my skin just looks a whole look clearer, from pigmentation and redness from old acne scars and signs of dehydration are gone. This product retails for $65 for 30ml, and I'm not even 1/4 through yet and it's been a month using twice a day. 

Overall, I'm so impressed with Grown Alchemistthe brand actual excites me and I can't wait to try more products from them, I never thought I'd say that cause I usually try so many cosmeceuticals type of products, and tend to not review many organic products. See the picture below to see what you think, although I do have a birthmark in the centre of my forehead and a small pimple on my cheek. This image was taken straight after I had a swim, hence the t-shirt wrapped around my hair. To see more products from Grown Alchemist click the link here if you are from Australia, and click here for international. Available in store at Mecca.

 

 
 
 
Disclaimer:
*All opinions are based on personal experiences. Skincareblogger is not a skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.
*This is NOT a paid post.
* These products were gifted to me to review. Products being gifted does not impact my thoughts on the products. 
* Main Image was taken from Grown Alchemist website.
* I have NO affiliation with the links provided.

Elucent Skincare Australian Made and Founded.

 

My Review using Elucent Skincare for a Month

 

Top Elucent Skincare Products To Use For Visibly Glowing Skin

We all want that beaming, youthful skin. Good news is, whether you are turning 18 or you are over 50 - you can still get that radiant skin. With Elucent range of skin care products- that caters to all age groups- you can achieve that in a matter of days. 

The cut-throat formula that sets Elucent range of products apart is AHAs -  with glycolic acid and lactic acid, as the key ingredients. The two have been scientifically proven to drastically improve and hasten the skin’s natural ability to exfoliate and rejuvenate. Result is a younger looking, firm and glowing skin. 

Other ingredients are: Vitamins E and C - excellent antioxidants - that promote skin elasticity, improves the appearance of aged skin, visibly reduces skin pigmentation, and brightens the skin and Vitamin B3 which improves skin texture and tone.

Here are some of my top Elucent products I recommend to help you achieve that younger looking, firmer, radiating skin in no time. 

Elucent Mild Anti-Ageing Cleanser $29.99

This mild cleanser gently exfoliates and visibly revitalises skin without leaving you dry. To appreciate its full benefits, add Elucent Anti-Ageing Day Moisturiser to your beauty regime. Within days you will observe a visibly improved skin texture, and a natural glow. 

It may sting temporarily if your skin is not accustomed to AHAs. However, because of their mild formulation, it is your best bet for starters if you are testing your skin’s sensitivity. 

If no adverse effects are noted you can upgrade to the  Anti-Ageing Day Moisturiser  with a higher SPF of 50+. Your skin will thank you!  

Elucent Anti-Ageing Night Moisturiser $49.99

This gentle Moisturiser  regenerates and replenishes skin moisture as you sleep. It visibly reduces the signs of ageing, improves the skin firmness and tone. For full benefits combine it with the fragrance–free Elucent Anti-Ageing Eye Cream to improve the skin contours and dark circles surrounding the eyes and smooth fine lines.  

You will feel a tingling sensation on application because of the AHAs. A little goes along way with this product.  Avoid using on irritated skin.

Elucent Anti-Ageing Serum $49.99

This intensive anti-ageing Serum is the ultimate skin boost. Within weeks of using, it visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on your skin.   Despite having the highest level of AHAs at 16 percent-  it gently exfoliates, smoothes out fine lines and wrinkles to reveal an improved skin tone and texture. 

Avoid using on irritated skin and sensitive areas like around the eyes and lips. Reported adverse effects include burnt skin, especially near the eyes and blistering. 

I used these products in conjunction with the Elucent Anti-Ageing Day Moisturiser for the last 3 weeks. I had never tried these products before and was surprised at the high grade of ingredients they contained and their price point.  I recommend this brand if you are looking for a skincare brand that is affordable,  and will help improve your skin concerns if you have pigmentation, dullness, fine lines or signs of ageing and clarity to the skin. 

Exclusive to Chemist Warehouse and My Chemist
 
 
 
Disclaimer:
*All opinions are based on personal experiences. Skincareblogger is not a skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.
*This is a paid post.
* These products were gifted to me to review. Products being gifted does not impact my thoughts on the products. 
* Main Image was taken from Elucent website, click name to provide link
* I have NO affiliation with the links provided.

The Best IPL Device on the Market

 

Forever Young BBL

Why Forever Young BBL Laser Treatment is the best a non-surgical rejuvenation method

Forever Young BBL (BroadBand Light) is one of the unique devices shown to alter the expression of genes linked to an increased lifespan, longevity and aging. Conducting regular laser treatments using Forever Young BBL will make your skin look younger, smoother, and clearer. It uses innovative technology to deliver light therapy targeted at the signs of sun damage and aging to produce an effectively youthful, rejuvenated and refreshed appearance. 

Forever Young BBL treatments target an extensive array of conditions by removing small vessels, redness, freckles, age spots and more for skin rejuvenation purposes. The treatment also controls active acne and reduces unwanted hair. With Forever Young BBL treatments, you can treat all sections of the body eliminating the need for surgery.

Forever young BBL laser treatment’s most important feature is the ability to deal with the hidden layers of the patient’s skin where aging occurs most. The treatment is the only technology that targets the skin’s expression of molecules correlated to aging accurately, encouraging the body’s ability to recreate new, and healthy skin. 

How does the system work?

The laser system uses photothermal energy to gently heat the upper layers of the skin, stimulating the regeneration of cells and taking years off the face, neck, hands or almost any other part of the body - often after just 1 treatment. This occurs as the system works within the dermis to rejuvenate older skin cells from the molecular level. The technology treats any area of the body i.e. the hands, arms, chest, neck, and face, unlike the older lasers. After a recommended set of treatments, the patients will begin to observe symbolic age-defying results along with a more even and clearer expression. 

Forever young BBL laser treatment is advised for the following skin concerns among others:

-    Skin tone, elasticity, and firmness

-    Acne

-    Rosacea

-    Fine lines

-    Age Spots

-    Sunspots

Recovery

Patients will have a mildly flushed and slightly red appearance after leaving from the treatment session but this normally resolves itself after several hours. For pigmented skin, within typically 1-2 weeks, the pigmented treated section darkens, fades, and thereafter flakes off after some time. The patients can also report experiencing slight discomfort during the procedure and no downtime or recovery is required. 

Maintenance of the results

The doctor usually recommends a line of skin care products that are compatible for pre-laser treatment as well as post-laser treatment. These products are your best bet in order to maintain the Forever young BBL treatment results.

Ensure you get professional services

Even though the laser treatment procedure is essentially non-surgical you should research accordingly on the provider’s certifications and training for overseeing the treatment. If you want the best results from your procedure, you should seek the advice of a plastic surgeon certified by the board. Failure to seek professional services could mean the results will not be what you had hoped for. You should always seek consultancy from potential dermatologists and doctors to establish who will fulfill your needs accordingly. 

My Experiance

I was lucky enough to try the BBL treatment at The Manse Clinic in Paddington. So stay tuned to see my results and my discoveries as I document my skins changes over the next few weeks. If this treatment sounds like something you need then make sure you reach out to The Manse Clinic, I had a great experience and Dr Naomi and the staff were extremely professional and well trained in their field. 

 
 The night before I had BBL, I had a flare up of my rosacea

The night before I had BBL, I had a flare up of my rosacea

 
 
 Immediately after BBL

Immediately after BBL

 
 Three Weeks after BBL

Three Weeks after BBL

During the BBL treatment, there is a warm sensation you feel from the laser and a mild flick on the skin (like a elastic band flicking the skin), for me I didnt find this painful, I have had other treatments that were more painful. I did flinch a few times but that was only in the sensitive areas like the top lip and the corner of the nose. On a scale of 1 to 1o and 10 being unbearable, I would place this treatment at a 5/6.

After the treatment, my face felt quite hot, the lovely lady looking after me rolled a ice roller over my skin which instantly soothed my skin, I found this part very relaxing. Although my skin felt hot, it didn't appear to look bright red, as you can see from the picture above. My skin actually looked better than before I walked in. I could instantly see a few areas where I had pigmentation, those areas got darker, like spots on my forehead, over the next few days those spots flaked off. Dr Naomi did tell me it is harder to treat redness as you will need more treatments than someone looking to reduce pigmentation. Overall, I'm so happy with the results my skin feels smooth, soft and it looks like the redness has subsided. I'd definately recommend.

 
Disclaimer:
*All opinions are based on personal experiences. Skincareblogger is not a skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.
*This is NOT a paid post.
* These products were gifted to me to review. Products being gifted does not impact my thoughts on the products. 
* Main Image was taken from Sciton website, click name to provide link
* I have NO affiliation with the links provided.