RMS BEAUTY LUMINIZING POWDER IN GRANDE DAME
When I saw RMS had a new powder highlighter out and it was vegan, I knew I had to try it as I haven't managed to find a satisfactory natural highlighter. I was a little disappointed to see they didn't have the colour I'd normally choose - icy-white with green/purple/blue shift LOL - but then that was hardly going to be an option. Although the palest colour, grande dame, looked a little too dark for me when it arrived, I nonetheless had a go.
I was very pleasantly surprised. The powder is kind of goldish and gives me a lovely warm glow. It's soft and very easy to apply and is really pretty. While it's not cheap at £38, I'd definitely give it a thumbs-up and as I'm the palest of the pale, I recommend it for pale skin.
Ingredients: *Mica, Zinc Stearate, **Mauritia Flexuosa (Buriti) Fruit Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Tocopherol (non-GMO), *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract. May Contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499). * CERTIFIED ORGANIC ** WILDCRAFTED
ODYLIQUE BABY REPAIR LOTION
Due to stress at work, my eczema which has been dormant for around 2 years is back with a vengeance where I always get it, on my right leg. I have a large selection of natural balms and butters at home and while they're all great moisturisers and healers, none were getting to the root of the problem - the itching which prevents any healing taking place when I scratch it till it bleeds.
I was looking for a vegan balm and there were few at Love Lula without beeswax, but then I came across Odylique's new baby range. Now, in the past when I've reviewed baby skin care at this blog, it's been what I've used on my Z, now 5, but I had no hesitation in picking this up for myself when I saw the magic ingredient, chickweed, which relieves itching.
I was a little unsure about getting a lotion as I find they don't have much emollient effect the way butters and balms do, but I knew I needed something more than emollient (after all, pure shea butter wasn't working); I needed something with healing ingredients to moisturise, take down inflammation and help with itching. This lotion, containing olive oil, chamomile, aloe vera and chickweed, purports to do all that.
|At the start of treatment|
I started using the lotion intensely, maybe 6 times a day and I noticed that the itching was soon less and the inflammation was going down.
|2 days into treatment|
The lotion was especially great overnight and inflammation was significantly reduced every morning when I got up, despite what damage I might have done to it during the day, because of course there were still periods of itching, but these were fewer and much less intense. (I don't think I drew blood with scratching once I started using the lotion).
|10 days into treatment|
The above picture is the current state of my leg. The scaly aspect is improved as is the inflammation, the skin is starting to flake which is a good sign for me and I've been able to use a body scrub on it with no irritation. I see an end in sight to this and I'm so grateful to Odylique for this magical healer. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for both adults and babies.
Ingredients: Aqua, Olea europaea fruit oil*, Stellaria media extract*, Butyrospermum parkii butter*, Chamomilla recutita flower extract*, Glycerine**, Cetearyl alcohol, Calendula officinalis flower extract*, Hypericum perforatum flower/twig extract, Cetearyl glucoside, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice powder*, Rosmarinus officinalis leaf extract*, Lactic acid, Sodium lauroyl lactylate, Sodium levulinate, Sodium anisate, Alcohol*, Xanthan gum
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*As a member of the Love Lula Accredited Blogger Programme, I choose products to review every month. This post also contains affiliate links.