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SAVE or SPEND REVIEW: Aldi Cuvee Moisturisers

By |2016-12-06T21:14:19+00:00September 30th, 2016|FaceWorkshops, Product Reviews, Skincare Shopping|

Skin Feel Perception Study, summer 2016 We ran a small perception study on the 2016 Cuvee moisturisers. This was an independent study [not funded by Aldi or any other 3rd party]. Please note that Aldi have independent data on improvement of skin parameters. The participants were unaware of this as well as the packaging; they were only evaluating "skin feel".  The age and skin types of my participants are below - they are a group of skincare connoisseurs - enjoying a spectrum of brands - natural, professional, medical to prestige. All based in Yorkshire, Caucasian and like a bargain too! Connotations: The Neck Mousse KS: Good connotations [with the limitation of any mass-market offering]. The British are yet to learn to use neck creams. This product might be an introduction..  The product texture is right for hydration of the neck area. Different skin types respond differently - for some too rich, for others not enough but the product absorbs well and that is important. Recommended for all skin types aged 45 +. Great gift for your mother or aunt. SPEND [FOR YOURSELF AND THE FAMILY]. I loved the neck cream, it did make a difference.  "I felt I was using something nourishing. It felt good on my skin, silky, creamy, even like an "expensive" product." I am not sure without any packaging but feel

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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The Facts Behind Skin Absorption

By |2016-12-07T09:26:19+00:00November 9th, 2011|Skincare Research|

@ Skin Forum Professor Hadgraft, an expert in transdermal absorption at the London School of Pharmacy,  is getting increasingly frustrated with false statements in womens' and life style magazines and web sites. NOT TRUE. "The skin is the largest organ of the body and absorbs 70% of the topically applied products!" These statements are often substantiated by references to experiments on rodent or rabbit skin which are totally inappropriate. Other discussion members add that: These articles are written in response to new product launches and become no more that an advertising opportunity. The journalists are bedazzled by the hype presented by marketing. If scientists were to contribute to the information packs then these false statements would never have seen the light of day. The Facts Behind Skin Absorption The skin possesses an outer layer, stratum corneum, which is a very impressive barrier. Stratum corneum is about one sixth the thickness of a piece of paper but stops us losing excessive water because of its unique structure. The stratum corneum has a structure of a brick wall, the skin cells - keratinocytes - are the bricks. If the bricks are bigger, the path any active ingredient has to go through when penetrating into the skin is longer, if smaller, the path is shorter.

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