Ceramide innovation as smooth as satin
February 1, 2016
Towards the end of last year I received an absolutely beautiful parcel from ELIZABETH ARDEN that came in the form of a plated basket containing two new launches from the brand, a luxurious satin pillow case and candles. The whole gift just screamed silky indulgence. Of course I started using the products immediately and couldn’t help but feel incredibly skin spoilt. Take note, both these products will launch at Arden counters nationwide on 15 February, so make sure you try them out.
The CERAMIDE REPLENISHING CLEANSING OIL (R495 in 195ml pump action bottle) takes care of removing makeup and impurities as if like magic. It nourishes skin with lipids, omega 3, 6 and 9 as well vitamin E in the shape of a light weight oil that changes into a milky emulsion as soon as it comes in contact with water. I am obsessed with this oil, truly. I rue the day I finish my bottle, but till then I’m completely enjoying the soft and non-greasy feel of my skin after using it. Apricot, safflower and olive oils have anti oxidant, emollient and conditioning properties that make even removing waterproof mascara super easy. Because this oil is so light weight, it will not clog pores and is suitable for all skin types. Massage it into dry skin and wash off with water, upon which it emulsifies and I massaged it to remove makeup and dirt even more effectively. Skin’s barrier is beautifully restored, pampered and cleansed with this fantastic new cleansing oil.
The other launch in the brand’s Ceramide range is the OVERNIGHT FIRMING MASK (R685 in a 50ml pot) which I’m afraid to say I’ve almost used up my whole pot. I found myself using it every night and oh my goodness, it’s firmly my favorite new overnight leave on mask. The cream has a light feel that applies like silk and spreads easily. While you sleep, it firms, tightens and looks like it also lifts the skin. Specifically developed peptides target your skin’s natural collagen renewal process and elastin to make skin look denser. Hyaluronic acid locks in moisture during the night and you’ll wake up to firmer, renewed and redensified skin. I massaged it over my face and down my neck and went to sleep leaving the work to this amazing mask. Afalfa extract helps boost the skin’s natural renewal process, Ceramide Skin Identical Matrix will make the skin’s protective barrier stronger, 12 amino acids and minerals support your skin’s natural collagen levels and hyaluronic acid binds water molecules in the skin to boost hydration levels and lock them in. Moisture is locked in for up to 8 hours, hydration is increased for up to 24 hours and moisture loss is prevented for up to 8 hours.
Although these products can be used on their own I’d highly recommend using the two together to get the full experience. You’ll love the look and feel of your skin, I think you’ll end up with both products anyway!
By the way, I wanted to make a special mention of DEAR DEER who was responsible for my super special satin pillow case included in my gift. I used it as the back drop in the picture for this feature because I simply could not leave it out. You might know that sleeping on a satin pillow case will maintain natural moisture in your hair and skin, prevent sleep wrinkles and puffiness, so I’m super excited to be using mine. Visit Dear Deer on www.deardeer.co.za to get more details.
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