If you’ve ever seen my bathroom cabinet, you’d know that I’m a huge Kosmea fan. As a beauty blogger, I’m always rotating products and trying new things, but my core products always include the Kosmea Rose Hip Oil (reviewed here) and the Kosmea Replenishing Moisture Cream (reviewed here)
When I was told about the launch of the Kosmea 24/7 Youth Boost I was eager to see how it compares to their Rose Hip Oil.
This antioxidant-rich facial oil is packed with a powerhouse combination of natural ingredients that fight ageing and deliver a youthful, glowing complexion.
We’re calling it our little “miracle in a bottle” – because it will transform your skin and guarantee visible results with its powerful blend of apricot, pomegranate, raspberry, seabuckthorn and rose hip oils.
Availability: David Jones, www.kosmea.com.au , selected pharmacies and health food stores
The Radiance 24/7 Youth Boost is basically a mix of different skin loving oils chosen with their unique nutrient profiles in mind (Rose Hip, Apricot, Seabuckthorn, Camellia, and Pomegranate)- similar to as the Marie Veronique Anti Aging Oil (which I absolutely adore).
I like to massage 2-3 drops of this into my skin at night after cleansing and moisturising. Depending on whether I remember to use it, I’ve been applying this every other night.
In comparison to the Kosmea Rose Hip Oil, the 24/7 Youth Boost blend feels lighter in texture to me and absorbs slightly faster. The 24/7 Youth Boost leaves my skin feeling moisturised and lovely, but I think my winter skin still prefers the richness of the Kosmea Rose Hip Oil. When the warmer weather comes around (soon, I hope!), the 24/7 Youth Boost will be fantastic.
Full ingredients list:
Rosa Eglanteria (Rose Hip) Seed Oil*, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Camellia Oleifera (Camellia) Seed Oil*, Hippophae Rhamnoides (Seabuckthorn) Berries Extract*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Extract*, Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Seed Extract*, Pelargoniun Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Flower Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract,Linalool, Benzyl Benzoate, Citronellol, Geraniol, Farnesol, Eugenol, D-Limonene, Citral.
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It’s been awhile since my last DIY post, and to be honest I haven’t been doing any much DIYing lately apart from my basics- DIY Oil Cleansing Method cleanser and my DIY brush cleaner. After my recent move to Melbourne from NSW I’ve sadly had to bin a lot of my butters, aloe, Seamollient, oils and other bulky perishables so it will take awhile to order more supplies.
Earlier in the year, I formulated a glycolic acid serum. I’ve been wanting to do a post on this serum but only just gotten around to posting about it now because things have been so busy around here.
Glycolic acid works as an exfoliant by removing superficial skin cells from the epidermis, as well as increasing cell turnover and stimulating collagen product in the deeper dermal layers. This makes it a fantastic tool for treating pigmentation, wrinkles, and maintaining healthy skin. I’ve noticed that my skin feels smoother, more radiant, and plumper after using the serum a few times a week.
A few important points that I need to make here before we go on:
1. AHAs including Glycolic Acid photosensitises your skin. You must wear a heavy duty sunscreen when exposed to the sun at least for 24hrs after using this serum.
2. Acids have the ability to do serious damage to your skin if used inappropriately. Work with acids at your own risk and make sure you have a basic understanding of the chemistry behind them and exercise caution.
3. If you haven’t used AHAs before, or only in low concentrations/heavily buffered formulae, do NOT start at 7%. Start below 5% and then work your way up.
4. Most commercially available AHA products (cleansers, serums including Alpha- H Liquid Gold) have been buffered to neutralise some of the glycolic acid. Therefore, even though on the label the product may be 10%, there may only be 3% effective acid. Keep this in mind if you have been using a product labeled at 15% glycolic acid- do not attempt to make 15% unbuffered serum at home because it will be a LOT stronger.
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When I do minimalist looks, I like to take extra care with blending and keeping things polished- there’s not much to hide behind and shitty crease work can look pretty obvious. Also, I always contour with bronzer with these looks so I don’t look like a 12 year old.
- Two Faced Shadow Insurance to prime
- MAC Copperplate eyeshadow blended all over lid to crease
- Bobbi Brown shimmer eyeshadow in Champagne to highlight inner corner
- MAC Golden bronzer to contour
- MAC Gingerly blush on apples
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Well, I’m off now to my jazz dance class now- I’ve recently discovered ‘The Space’ in Prahran, who do awesome casual adult classes. So much fun!
Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Aug 8th, 2012 in FOTD, Uncategorized | 50720 comments. Super+Neutral%3A+a+work+ready+FOTD+++2012-08-08+08%3A40%3A33myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D5072