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SAVE or SPEND REVIEW: Aldi Caviar Illumination Super Lift Kit

By |2016-12-06T20:09:03+00:00October 25th, 2016|FACEWORKSHOPS CLUB, Product Reviews|

The new Caviar Illumination Super Lift Kit contains caviar extract, soy phyto placenta extract and bio peptide - for youthful and firm looking skin. Included within the kit are four 6ml Super Lift Gel sachets, an application brush and preparation tub. RRP £12.99 We ran our last small perception study on the mask. Given the age and skin types of my participants, we tested it as a pre-party pick-me up. This was an independent study and the participants were unaware of any clinical results or packaging; they were evaluating “skin feel” after application.  Age and skin type of participants below, all Caucasian and based in Yorkshire. Skin feel, texture, sensation.. Good texture, no unpleasant sensation. Nice texture, tightened almost immediately. Texture good, only sensation is the tightening. Mask felt very light when on and comfortable. Felt a slight tightening effect when on. Felt tightening whilst it was drying. Liked the gel like texture, interesting. Felt the mask tightening on the skin as it dried. No other sensations. It wasn't especially pleasant. Very tight and then stinging in various places, noticeable around the nose. Thought the texture was very good, not too thick but not too thin. There was no sensations until the 15 mins were nearly up when it started feeling very tight in my skin. I wasn't keen

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SAVE or SPEND REVIEW: Aldi Cuvee 2016 Advent Calendar

By |2018-01-18T16:17:43+00:00October 10th, 2016|FaceWorkshops, FACEWORKSHOPS CLUB, Facial Ageing, Product Reviews, Skin Concerns|

We ran a small perception study on the 2016 Aldi Cuvee Royal Advent Calendar, which features 24 skincare treats for the month of December. The calendar contains a mix of 'mini-treatment ampules' for all skin types, including acne-prone and oily skin. Given the age and skin types of my participants, we tested 3 different ampules - hydrating, lifting and bi-phasic rejuvenating ampule with retinol - each for two consecutive nights.  This was an independent study and the participants were unaware of any clinical results or packaging; they were evaluating “skin feel” and ampule application only.  Age and skin type of participants below, all Caucasian and based in Yorkshire. In Summary Ampules are new to the British consumer. They work great when used seasonally, for a specific outcome. The measured-out dose is perceived as a benefit, yet it is clear the liquid formulas should be mixed with a night moisturiser [or an evening oil]. As the Aldi Calendar contains high-tech active ingredients, the actives in the night moisturiser have to be compatible with the ampules [the combination with the Aldi Cuvee moisturisers should work well]. The calendar offers a route to personalisation, however, it caters for too many different skin types at once, without detailed instructions. RRP 19.99 GBP SPEND. Ideal for combination skin types [with oily T-zone and dry U-zone] aged

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Best Facial Oil For Your Skin Type

By |2016-12-01T19:11:24+00:00March 29th, 2016|FACEWORKSHOPS CLUB, Product Reviews, Skincare Shopping, Skincare Tips|

When looking for a facial oil, buy the best for your skin type. Pure plant oils differ in how they feel on your facial skin; dependent on your skin type. Read through the participants' comments on texture, scent and colour [the FaceWorkshops trial run in March 2016].  *** Jojoba oil (Nr 1) Dry/Dehydrated  Light and very well absorbed -  No scent noticeable - Pale  The product absorbed well and I like the texture - I couldn't pick up a fragrance on this, other than a natural oil type aroma - I like the colour. Texture good, felt quite rich - Could not smell any fragrance - Colour good Sensitive  Very good as it gave enough slide to the skin but did not leave it feeling oily - Not noticeable - Fine Absorbs very well, skin felt silky and smooth - I couldn't decide the scent but it was gentle and calming - Colour was fine, light Normal/Combination  Absorbed ok - scent was bit chemical - pale colour Light texture - No scent - Liked colour *** Rose hip seed oil (Nr 2) Dry/Dehydrated   Slightly heavier than Nr.1, easily absorbed but thinner than Nr.1 - No noticeable scent - Slightly darker in colour As Nr.1 - Couldn't pick up a fragrance on this other than a

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FaceWorkshops Case Study: Body Shop Facial Workout

By |2016-12-07T11:39:16+00:00February 28th, 2016|FACEWORKSHOPS CLUB, Facial Massage, Wellbeing|

In our February FaceWorkshops MiniCase Study, we tried the new Body Shop facial massage. I did not have many volunteers for this routine, therefore only two - however, very comprehensive views - below. REVITALISING DANCE FACIAL WORKOUT  The participants cleansed with their own cleansers, then used a few drops of their plant oil and worked with the video routine from Step 3. They applied their own moisturiser as the last step. Participant A's Comments: The Positives NEW STROKE TYPES. I really like the stroke across the for head using two fingers from each hand. I also like the first stroke using the fingers across the chin - it's very similar to the motion used by Su Mann in her massage which I really enjoy. After that it's hard to add anything else.. SHORT. It's a very short program designed for someone who had little time or inclination to put a lot of effort into their massage. EFFICACY? Indeed I felt as if I might as well have just massaged the oil into my skin (dry to mature skin type) using a circular motion it seemed so short. Participant B's Comments: YOUNGER AUDIENCE. I think this video is probably aimed at a younger audience. It reminded me of a teenage  girl singing into her hairbrush in front of the

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FaceWorkshops Case Study: Su-Man Massage

By |2016-12-07T15:08:41+00:00July 21st, 2015|FACEWORKSHOPS CLUB, Facial Ageing, Facial Massage|

Daily facial massage is essential for youthful looks. We have tried an Asian Technique brought to the UK by the London facialist Su-Man. What They Liked About It • A simple and quick massage - so easy to follow * felt good * fits well within skincare routine • Quick to do & easy to understand - yet need to keep referring to video. • I particularly liked the ear rubbing and the stroking movements and the massage behind the ears, neck and cheek muscles. • I did find that holding the position for a number of seconds made things slow down and was almost meditative. “What I liked most about it was the feeling that I was doing something good for myself, it felt self-nurturing and that felt nice Feeling the Benefit? • I found it really woke my face up, made my eyes feel and look less tired, left me feeling more alert. It felt stimulating. The stroking moves at the end felt quite calming and soothing. Overall I felt a bit uplifted by it. • Skin looked brighter. Relaxing especially the gentle sweeps at the end. • My face feels glowing after the massage * I feel enlightened. Face feels alive and cared for * I did have a sense of

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