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skincare – moisturizing/others

L'Occitane Pivoine Sublime Skin Perfector Spring Summer 2015 Skincare 1

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In April, L’Occitane revamped its Pivoine Flora range and extended the Pivoine lineup with the new Pivoine Sublime skincare range. As far as I know, this is the second renewal of the original Paeonia range, which was released in 2010. (Read my review of Paeonia Eau de Toilette here.) Today I will be reviewing three items from the Pivoine Sublime range (Skin Perfector, Perfecting Cream and CC Skin Tone Perfecting Cream) and the relaunched Pivoine Flora Hand Cream.

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L'Occitane Shea Cleansing Oil Spring Summer 2015 Skincare 1

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In January, L’Occitane relaunched its Shea Butter skincare range in the UK. The existing products were repackaged and new products were added to the range. Today I will be reviewing the two new items: Shea Cleansing Oil and Shea Light Comforting Cream.

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L'Occitane Ultra Soft Balm International Women's Day 2015 Spring Summer 2015 Bodycare Haircare 1

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For International Women’s Day (March 8th) 2015, L’Occitane is launching Ultra Soft Balm. The handbag-sized multi-purposed balm can be used for lips, body and hair.

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Melvita Argan Plus Face Care Oil Spring Summer 2015 Skincare 1

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A few years ago, I reviewed Melvita‘s Naturalift Youthful Skin Cream, and, since then, the brand has continued to grow in terms of global visibility. Today we will be looking at Argan+ Face Care Oil, which was launched in the UK in January.

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Estee Lauder Enlighten Dark Spot Correcting Night Serum Fall Winter 2014 Skincare 1

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For fall/winter 2014, Estée Lauder launched the Enlighten skincare range in the UK in October. The new range is claimed to “help brighten the look of dark spots, sun spots, blemish marks, dullness and redness”. The range currently features three items: Dark Spot Correcting Night Serum, Even Skintone Correcting Creme and E.E Even Effect Skintone Corrector SPF 30. Today I am reviewing the first two items.

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Olay Regenerist 10 Minute Miracle Spring 2014 Skincare 1

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Earlier this year, Olay‘s Wrinkle Relaxing Complex, from the brand’s Regenerist range, was renamed 10 Minute Miracle. (It is essentially the same product with minor tweaks, according to the ingredient list of Wrinkle Relaxing Complex on Olay’s UK website.) Today let’s take a closer look at this product.

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Paul and Joe Eye Color and Lip Balm Set Holiday 2012 Makeup 1

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It has been a few months since I purchased these items from Paul & Joe during the summer sale earlier this year, but I thought I would still share images of them with you all.

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Biotherm Blue Therapy Serum-in-Oil Night Fall 2013 Skincare 1

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Launched in 1952 and currently owned by L’Oréal, Biotherm is a French beauty brand that specializes in skincare and bodycare. (It used to carry makeup products.) The brand’s Blue Therapy range is positioned as an anti-aging range, and Serum-in-Oil Night is one of its latest releases.

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Olay Regenerist CC Complexion Corrector SPF 15 UVA UVB Lightest Skin Tone 1

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While many beauty brands are still bringing out their versions of BB creams, there are now CC creams and even DD creams. “CC” usually stands for “Color Correction/Corrector” or “Color Control”, while “DD” usually stands for “Daily Defense”. Chanel and Clinique are two major beauty brands that carry CC creams (Complete Correction SPF 30/ PA+++ and Moisture Surge CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector SPF30, respectively), and, today, I am focusing on Olay‘s Regenerist CC Complexion Corrector SPF 15 UVA/ UVB in Lightest Skin Tone, which was launched in the UK last month.

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Nude Skincare Replenish Daily Moisturiser Omega 6 and 9 1

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Since I reviewed items from Nude Skincare in 2008 and 2009, the lineup of this UK-based skincare brand has changed considerably. As the brand keeps the number of products relatively small, quite a few products from the original lineup have been replaced or discontinued. Currently, Nude Skincare carries four moisturizers, and today I am reviewing Replenish Daily Moisturiser Omega 6 & 9.

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