Hi Beauties, it feels so good to be back with you on the blog after a really long time. 2017 has been a really challenging year for me since the start but there is always light at the end of the tunnel. I am hopeful that this year is going to bring many changes in my life, as I have been working on a new venture which I am really excited about. While procrastination is my biggest downfall – I am working on it really hard to accomplish more this year. With that being said, let’s jump right into it and get started with a brand that I have been raving about non stop to all my friends and family – Eau Thermale Avène.
If you have been following me on social media, then you would have read about Eau Thermale Avène – a brand from France that has hit South African shores for a while now and recently launched at Dischem Pharmacies, throughout the country. While I have been aware of this brand for quite some time now, I recently decided to stop being skeptical and give this a try. Basically here’s what happened – in the last 3 months I have been suffering with insomnia and you can imagine what an impact that had on my eyes – dark circles, sunken under eyes and not to mention noticeable wrinkles….OMG! Yes, I was freaking out and I needed a product that was the best in the market to target my problems all at once – to my surprise, I came across the product I was looking for on Instagram….Yippeee! Call it fate or pure coincidence but this product just won the Elle Beauty Awards for 2017, making my decision even easier. Obviously, I went on Google and researched this product – read review after review to make sure that this product was the best and what I needed.
Physiolift Yeux – Eyes Cream
Eau Thermale Avène PhysioLift Eyes smoothes wrinkles and firms the delicate skin around the eye area whilst helping to diminish puffiness and dark circles.
I purchased this product at Dischem for R370 and started using it the same day as I was desperate to see results. I remember waking up the next morning and I looked into the mirror and was shocked to see that my hollow under eyes were slightly plumped out….seriously! I didn’t want to get too excited just yet, so I gave it a few days and kept monitoring my results, but as you know it is always difficult to see major results in one’s self, so I had to wait and see if the people around me noticed any differences. To my astonishment, my sister was visiting just 3 days later and she asked me why my under eyes were looking plumped out…..Unbelievable…..Yesss! I was already jumping for joy that this eye cream had such an amazing result in such a short amount of time and I was hopeful that this was going to work for me.
I always believe in giving any product a fair amount of time to see the desired results that I am looking for as some products do take longer than others to see a difference. I was lucky that the PhysioLift eye cream worked so rapidly in giving me results but I needed to continue to use it to get rid of my dark circles and fine lines. On the 6th day I was picking up the kids from school when my friend approached me and asked what I was using under my eyes as they were looking much better than before….can you imagine how thrilled I was feeling now? I knew that I had found my dream eye cream. While I have noticed the under eye plumping up, there hasn’t been a drastic change with the dark circles and fine lines as yet but I am still in love with this cream.
The key ingredients in PhysioLift eye cream is Hyaluronic acid (hydrates); Retinaldehyde (a nonirritating form of vitamin A); and Brown-algae extract (replenishes collagen). I have recommended this product to many people in the last week because I truly believe that this product works and is the best eye cream I have ever used. It is a smooth textured cream that absorbs well into the skin and doesn’t give any irritation – especially since I have sensitive skin. If you suffering with similar problems with you eyes then I highly recommend you get the PhysioLift eye cream as you are guaranteed to get the results you want.
Thermal Spring Water
Originating as pure rain mixed with sea-spray rich in mineral salts, Avène Thermal Spring Water makes its 50-year journey through the Cévennes Mountains in Avène, France. This Thermal Spring Water is a hypoallergenic water that provides instant relief for sensitive skin. This spray has soothing, anti-irritant properties and is suitable for use when removing make-up, after shaving, to treat a diaper rash or even as a make-up setting spray.
I purchased this product from Dischem for R139,95 and was blown away with how soothing this was on my sensitive skin. I had a few bumps on my face which were red so I sprayed the thermal water and within a few minutes my face was cleared up….Wow! I also used it for irritation after shaving and as a make-up setting spray and it worked wonders. This water is definitely a must keep product at all times, especially if you have sensitive skin like myself. I used this on my kids as well and it clears up any irritation on the skin in a short time. It leaves your skin feeling so refreshed that I use it every day just to keep hydrated and to keep my skin clear of any lumps or bumps.
I was very lucky when I purchased these products from Dischem, as they were having a promotion – if you purchased 2 products then you receive a free gift. The gift consists of the following items: A Luxury Toiletry Bag, Thermal spring water (50ml), Cleansing foam (50ml), sample of the Hydrance optimale hydrating serum and Gentle eye make-up remover. I have used the cleansing foam and the eye make-up remover and it works really well for my sensitive skin. I high recommend this brand to those of you who have similar problems as I do or want clearer skin – it is guaranteed to make a difference.
Visit Avène’s website to view all the amazing products that they have. Please leave a comment below and let me know your experience with using this brand.