From the category archives:

skincare – moisturizing/others

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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Olay Total Effects Moisturiser Serum Duo SPF 20 1

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Launched in February this year, Olay‘s new Total Effects Moisturiser + Serum Duo SPF 20 is claimed to combine the hydrating properties of a moisturizer and the treatment efficacy of a serum. With added sun protection, this product aims to streamline the morning skincare routine.

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Kiehl's Powerful Strength Line Reducing Concentrate 1

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Launched in 2005, Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, part of the brand’s Dermatologist Solutions range, is one of the brand’s best-selling products. With 10.5% vitamin C, it is billed as a potent anti-wrinkle treatment. Today I am taking a closer look at this product.

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Shiseido Anessa Spring Summer 2013 Skincare Suncare 1(image/info from www.nikkei.com)

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Shiseido’s Anessa is one of the most popular suncare ranges in Japan. The range features sunscreens (including one designed for babies), foundations, and a BB cream, all of which offer high levels of protection against UVA and UVB rays. The range also includes cleansers formulated to remove high-factor sun protection.

Currently, in Japanese cosmetics, the labels indicating the strengths of UVA protection are PA+, PA++, and PA+++. From January 2013, as a result of the advancement of UVA protection technology in Japan, the Japan Cosmetic Industry Association will introduce PA++++, an even higher level of UVA protection.

Anessa’s spring/summer 2013 suncare collection, which will be released in Japan on February 21st, features items with the PA++++ UVA-protection level. The collection includes (from left to right in the photo above):

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La Prairie Skin Caviar Liquid Lift 1

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La Prairie‘s Caviar range is perhaps the most noted range of the Swiss skincare brand. In September, a new addition to the range, Skin Caviar Liquid Lift, was launched in the UK. Today I am taking a closer look at this product.

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Molton Brown Creole Grass Anti-Ageing Hydra-Crème 1

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Molton Brown is a UK-based brand launched in 1973. Currently, it mainly carries skincare, bodycare (including handcare), haircare, men’s grooming, fragrance, and home fragrance items. In March 2012, Molton Brown released a new skincare and bodycare range, and today I am reviewing Creole Grass Anti-Ageing Hydra-Crème from the range.

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