ANTI AGING WITH HEY GORGEOUS SKINCARE: WHEN IS THE RIGHT AGE TO START USING ANTI AGING PRODUCTS?

Have I already reached THAT stage of my life? The one where the word “wrinkle” is now a part of my vocabulary?

It’s every girls’ dream to not have those little squiggles come up to say “hiiiii” on our faces. Those little lines we call wrinkles are totally unwelcome in many of our books, but unfortunately, after years of hibernation, they surface. And when they do, I’m sure many of us have experienced the same thing – an outbreak of mass panic hysteria!

Yes, to many, wrinkles are a big deal! In the land of youth, comes a time where crow’s feet and frown lines retreat from vacation, and have a permanent stay on our lovely little facial canvases.

My thoughts? Why not try and make those little buggas venture out our lives and save them for a rainy day.

I got in touch with the lovely Hey Gorgeous founder, Phoebe,  and asked:

When is the right age to start using anti-aging products for the eyes? 

Now, I’m asking this because when I asked my dermatologist about this, he didn’t really answer my question which left me feeling a little confused, but also silly for asking this at a “young age”. I mean, wrinkles are for old people, right? WRONG!

Hey Gorgeous answered:

“If I knew then what I know now, I definitely would’ve started my anti-ageing regime earlier. Prevention being better than cure is certainly true when it comes to skin care. After the age of 20, one percent less collagen is produced in the dermis each year. Collagen and elastin fibers become thicker, looser resulting in inelastic and brittle skin and eventually wrinkles and sagging. In our 20’s the skins exfoliation process decreases by 28% (this ageing malarkey is so not for sissies). And all of this is not helped by environmental factors. So, when you are in your 20’s it’s a good time so start a preventive routine”.

Hey Gorgeous suggests:

“An eye cream is an excellent start. (The skin is very thin and delicate and is usually the first place to show signs of ageing). Adding Vitamin C typically is also recommended. Vitamin C plays a vital role in the synthesis of collagen production and for the regeneration of fresh strong healthy skin cells. The recommended products to introduce into your beauty routine are: Revitalizing eye cream. Vitamin C Serum and Moisturizer”.

Well, there you have it ladies, right from the experts at Hey Gorgeous! It seems early 20’s it is! Being 24, I would definitely have started my wrinkle prevention stage at 20. For now, though, I have been stuck into my routine of my anti-aging products which I have been using for the last year.

I am currently using the Vitamin C Age Defying Serum. This product has been my holy grail of all things anti-wrinkle. I use this at night before bed, to give it a really good chance to soak into my skin and fight off those wrinkles bravely, all night. This serum is highly concentrated and helps boost collagen, and I love that it has a very subtle scent and no funky ingredients that I can’t pronounce, as you find with many serums these days.

The other part of my anti-aging routine is the Hey Gorgeous Happily Ever After Anti-Ageing Moisturiser– sounds dreamy. I apply this in the mornings. I LOVE that this moisturiser is oil free and doesn’t leave my skin over moisturized and greasy! My favourite scent in this is the grapeseed, and the fact that a SMALL dollop goes a very long way!

I’m so happy to have found this range, having struggled with acne for most of my life. I love that all these products are made with natural ingredients and no chemicals. The fact that you need to use these products within 12 weeks speaks for itself.

P.S I’ve noticed a reduction in the wrinkles that were starting to form around my eyes! My skin feels fresh, smells fabulous and is happy, most importantly.

Although Hey Gorgeous is a proudly South African company, they have since launched in the UK, which makes my heart and skin SUPER happy. Click here to view all the different cruelty free goodies that they have to offer.

Until next time,

Mycaila-Jade

xxx

ELIZABETH ARDEN BEAUTIFUL COLOUR LIPSTICKS COLLECTION [REVIEW]

I’ve always been one to envy boldly coloured lips! And so I should – perfectly dressed puckers are so 2017!

Neutral statement lips during the day are such a game changer and I am totally feeling the berry tones this year a night time Wintery look.

With having beautifully coloured lips, comes the confidence to step foot outside and show them off, which every one of us should totally make our own and be proud to have such gorgeous colours flaunting about on our smoochers!

Today I am going to be giving you the 411 on my thoughts on the Elizabeth Arden “Day to Date Colour Collection” range, and let me just say that I am absolutely loving them! I have chosen 2 day colours, and 2 night colours from the collection.

All four beauties in a row. From left to right: desert rose, ultra violet.

I have always been a fan of Elizabeth Arden themselves, but their lipsticks just take it to an entire different level, not to mention the beautiful gold tube packaging  that these babies come in. Could the look of these lipsticks be anymore chic? In my opinion, they are just simply gorgeous!

My two “Day colours” are Desert Rose 17 and Iced Grape 36. Both are neutral colours, suitable for a day time look, and LETS BE HONEST, a girl can never get enough neutrals, or at least I can’t!

Both of these shades are infused with moisture rich pigments which leave your lips feeling soft and smooth all day and provide long lasting colour, which is fabulous! A secret ingredient of Volulip helps to seal in moisture which also helps in creating lips of a fuller and plump nature. Long lasting colour for a glamorous look is always a winner in my books!

Desert Rose 17 is the lighter of the two “Day” coloured lipsticks. It has a gold shimmer and a subtle hint of pink in the works, with a Pearl finish. If you love shimmer and pinky undertones, then this colour is for you!

Deset Rose – Has to be one of my favorites!

My second “Day” colour is Iced Grape 36. This colour is a tad darker and has a way of defining the lips with a single swipe of colour. This is my absolute favourite colour from this Beautiful Colour Collection. It’s simple and soft, but subtly makes a statement.

The Iced Grape Beauty

For my two “Night” colours, I have chosen Ultra Violet 40 and Raspberry 48. Both are bold colours, perfect for a date night. YIPPEE! Not only do they make a statement, but they are simple and a classic way to brighten up any night time make up look.

Ultra Violet 40 is the darker colour of the two. This colour has a deeper plum shade and is the perfect accessory for a little black dress. It has deep purple undertones and has a shimmery finish. These lipsticks are long wear so be prepared to find your lips stained in the darker shades, for a while. I absolutely love the Ultra Violet 40 shade. If you’re feeling bold and daring on a night out, then this one’s for you!

Ultra Violet – perfect for a night look!

My second “night” colour is Raspberry 48. This colour has an undertone of the, well, the raspberry type. In my opinion, it is a little lighter than the Ultra Violet 40, but is definitely more on the darker pink side of life.

Both are equally as beautiful and chic. Naked puckers are never attractive, so be sure to dress those girls up in one of these shades for a night out on the Town.

Until next time,

Mycaila-Jade

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