La Roche-Posay Make-Up Remover Micellar Water Gel

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La Roche-Posay are one of my favourite skincare brands, so I was excited to try the new La Roche-Posay Make-Up Remover Micellar Water Gel 195ml £12. The La Roche-Posay Make-Up Remover Micellar Water Gel is a gentle cleansing gel which contains hydrating and soothing active ingredients as well as La Roche-Posay’s Thermal Spring Water. The gel doesn’t contain any alcohol, soap, colorants or parabens and is said to be suitable for normal to combination skin, as well as sensitive skin. The directions on the bottle are pretty rubbish in all honesty; “apply to wet face – no rinsing”.. so the instructions would suggest applying the gel to your face to remove your makeup, without rinsing but you’d be left with the melted makeup all over your face.

Through trial and error, I’ve found that the best way to use the La Roche-Posay Make-Up Remover Micellar Water Gel is to massage it onto dry skin to dissolve my makeup and then remove the gel with a cotton pad and follow with a wet muslin cloth to ensure all of the makeup and gel has been removed. I find that I do have to use at least four or five pumps of the gel to remove my face and eye makeup, which is quite a lot and I don’t wear masses of makeup on a daily basis. The gel does breakdown my makeup, but it’s not as quick as a Micellar Water or the Vichy Micellar Oil and it’s definitely a first cleanse kind of cleanser, as it does leave a little tackiness on the skin. I think the La Roche-Posay Make-Up Remover Micellar Water Gel is perfect for the days where I’m wearing light makeup, but with my dry skin, I much prefer the cleansing action of the Vichy Micellar Oil as I find it to be more effective and it’s more nourishing. I think this gel would be much better suited for those with oilier skins, and I think the Vichy Micellar Oil is better for those with dry skin.

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Temple Spa The Big Reveal and Look On The Bright Side

Temple Spa The Big Reveal and Look On The Bright Side

Temple Spa is a brand I’ve seen feature on many blogs, but until recently, I’d never tried anything from the brand myself. Temple Spa are a luxury spa and beauty brand, with an extensive range of products for both men and women. The very first products I’ve had the pleasure of trying are the Temple Spa The Big Reveal and the Temple Spa Look On The Bright Side, which are both from their luxurious Red Carpet Miracles collection which was designed to give you photo finish results that can be seen immediately.

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The Temple Spa The Big Reveal 50ml £40 is a glycolic resurfacing peel which has had some amazing magazine coverage since its launch. Temple Spa describe The Big Reveal as being a liquid facial in a flash which miraculously lifts away dead skin cells and surface debris to leave the skin smooth, clear and radiant. The formulation is described as being very mild and is suitable for even the most sensitive of skins. The packaging is really stunning and luxurious, with a silver metallic bottle with a pump which comes with a little plug to prevent the bottle from leaking.

The Big Reveal is quite a thick gel which is clear in colour, and to use it, I simply apply four pumps to my fingertips and rub my fingertips together and then smooth the gel all over my face and neck, ensuring there’s an even yet lightweight layer of the gel on the skin. The peel is very fast working, and only needs to be left for 50 seconds. Once the gel is on my skin, I can feel very slight tingling but it isn’t at all uncomfortable or painful like some skin treatments can be. After the 50 seconds have passed, I remove the gel by massaging my face in small circular motions which causes the gel to roll into little threads just like you’d experience with a professional facial. Once the gel has been rolled off as much as it can, I simply follow with a hot muslin cloth to cleanse any remaining residue.

The first time I used The Big Reveal, I was quite taken aback by how noticeable the results were.. they really weren’t lying when they said that this range gives instant results. My skin looked remarkably clearer and smoother with my dry patches looking a lot less prominent. I’ve also noticed that it manages to reduce inflammation of any blemishes too which I love. I’m so impressed with how gentle this treatment is, considering how effective it is.. it doesn’t inflame or irritate my dry and sensitive skin, and I’m able to use it twice a week without any problems at all. The Big Reveal is an amazing product to have within your skincare arsenal, to use before a big night out or a special occasion where you want your skin to look particularly good.. as it makes such a massive difference in only a minute – it really does live up to its claims.

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The Temple Spa Look On The Bright Side 30ml £30 is a liquid illuminator that can also be used as an highlighter. Look On The Bright Side contains a blend of brightness boosting ingredients plus anti-ageing vitamin B3, pomegranate, red clover and ginger and mint extract to leave the skin looking glowy, toned and illuminated. The liquid can be used in a multitude of ways.. you can use it as a base before applying your foundation for a more radiant complexion, or as an highlighter on the high points of the face to highlight your bone structure. It can also be used on the body, and would be perfect for bare legs or the decolletage.

Look On The Bright Side is packaged within a clear glass bottle, which again looks very luxurious and sleek. The bottle doesn’t have a pump or anything attached which I find a little strange for an high end product as you simply have to tip out the lid from the neck of the bottle.. I would much prefer a pump for a more controlled application. The liquid itself looks quite bronze in the bottle, so I was initially worried that it may have been too dark for my skintone but it’s actually a lot subtler than it looks in the bottle. The liquid contains lots of tiny golden shimmer particles and can be worn quite sheerly, or it can be built up depending on the look you’re going for.

With my cool skintone, I’ve found that it works better when worn under my foundation than it does over the top but you only need such a small amount so this bottle is going to last for a very long time. I really like how radiant my skin looks when I wear Look On The Bright Side underneath my foundation, and I’m hoping that during the Summer, I might be able to get away with wearing it with my moisturiser without a foundation.

Disclosure: This post features a PR sample or gifted item. For further information, please see my Disclaimer page.