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My Favourites for Spring 2013

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Versace Eros

You can read my full review for Versace Eros here, but this is definitely my favourite for spring. It’s light, sweet, fresh but with a solid base that let’s everyone know you mean business. My favourite feature notes are the Madagascan vanilla flower and deliciously fresh apple. Versace’s first men’s fragrance launch in over 5 years, this is not to be missed.  Grab it here from House of Fraser
 

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Ren Bio Retinoid Anti-Ageing Cream

A brand new addition to REN’s anti-aging armoury, this is the perfect tool to kick your skin back into gear after our miserable winer. It’s a day and night cream and the first thing I’ve fallen in love with is how well it hydrates. It really just tears its way through dryness and seems to almost immediately plump and lift everything. Retinoid Analogue, the first clean alternative to retinol, increases skin cell turnover, leaving newer fresher cells on the surface whilst inhibiting collagen breakdown, thus overall reducing fine lines and wrinkles. You can pick it up for £42.00 here from Space.NK, use SNKHARR for free delivery. Read my full review here.
 

Clinique Clarifying Lotion

A product at the source of much controversy, but one of my favourite exfoliators of all time. It’s all about how you use it and remember this isn’t a toner. Use only one spot of the liquid on a cotton pad and sweep across the whole face, never going over the same area twice and avoiding the eye area. If you soak the pad and go at it like a bat out of hell, you are going to cause yourself a few problems. Gentle, twice-daily exfoliation is my biggest recommendation to keeping your skin glowing, unblocked and blemish-free, whilst allowing your treatment products to get to work much more effectively. Make sure you use the right formulation for you. You can have an online consultation and pick up your own bottle here from Clinique.
 

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Crème de la Mer The Cleansing Gel

Until now I was using The Cleansing Foam, but not religiously and only when I was feeling particularly oily and in need of a deep clean. I’d say The Cleansing Foam is suited more to an oily skin type whereas I’d say The Cleansing Gel is great for normal to combination feeling much softer and gentler yet still thorough. It gives a really gentle yet deep cleanse.

Utilising both the Miracle Broth and the power of deconstructed waters, the wash both calms, softens and gets to work at loosening surface dead skin cells. This then allows your exfoliator to remove these dead cells more effectively, ultimately resulting in deep hydration from your moisturiser. I have to add that with this, you only need the tiniest amount. It’s a truly luxurious cleanser and is available here from John Lewis.
 

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Immortelle Brightening Mist

I’m yet to publish my complete review, but this is definitely the spring/summer travel essential. Part of L’Occitane’s incredible Immortelle skincare collection. It’s a toner that can be used morning and night after cleansing, but also as an on-the-go refresher for when you’re feeling a bit hot and bothered.

Dermatologically and ophthalmologically tested, just get spraying. With the brightening properties of daisy flower, the conditioning effects of Immortelle flower extract and witch hazel, this both tones, calms and de-greases. The mist is incredibly fine and creates a gentle cloud rather than a heavy spray. You can get yours for £15 here from L’Occitane.

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Posted at 13:23 March 15, 2013
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Harvey Specter
Posted at 21:21 March 13, 2013
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I’m fast falling for the immortelle range by L’Occitane. It’s so not for my skintype or age group, but the results speak for themselves.. :)

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