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Even with the Even with the clocks going back, it doesn’t seem to be getting any easier to haul our weary asses out of bed in the mornings.

So:  praise-be for this little beauty, from LA überfacialist Ole Henriksen.  (Eye bags being one of your biggest beauty woes, along with dark circles.)

It is as cooling as promised.  Nay, chilly, even.  But what really turbo-charges the effectiveness is the metal roller-ball.  At Beauty Bible we’ve long maintained that physical stimulation of the eye zone is the best way to blitz bags – a cold silver teaspoon will do (or Jo’s still hanging onto the brilliant silver ‘drumstick’ from a Crème de la Mer eye cream.

It features cucumber and eyebright, peptides and arginine (‘to promote wrinkle resistance’).  In fact, the soothing, revitalising formulation pre-existed in a jar format, but it’s this roll-on which elevates it to the realms of sheer eye genius.

Roll on Ole’s next creation.

Probably literally.

UK readers find Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel Roll-On at www.johnlewis.com/£26 for 15 ml  – buy here

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There are, in our experience, very few products that can live up to the ‘miracle’ promise.  But hallelujah:  here is one that does.  And then some.

It’s not like any other mask you’ve ever tried.  Pour 60 ml of water into the shaker.  Add the contents of a sachet.  Shake well till it goes ‘silent’, and then get slathering FAST with the spatula.  The pink powder is transformed into a rubbery paste and you’ve got a minute or so to apply it all over your face and the back of your hands.  (We find it easiest to do this in front of a mirror, to see where it’s going and ensure even distribution.)

Then lie back and let the extraordinary mixture of Moroccan lava clay, vitamin C, brown algae and rose oil (yes, it’s got a lovely scent) work its magic.  The real clincher is a mega-dose of hyaluronic acid which is ‘trapped’ by the mask, plumping up skin to the point where when Jo tried this the first time, she looked in the mirror and saw the complexion of a 12-year-old staring back.  Every line gone.  That particular effect only lasts a few hours, but the skin-brightening radiance is enduring, and makes this truly worth £9-a-pop.  (Console yourself that it’s a fraction of the cost of a superfacial with Ms. Chapman herself.)

What’s really fun is peeling it off afterwards.  Sooooooo satisfying.  (Just do follow the caveat and avoid the hairline, though, or you’ll be at it for hours.)

The other miracle?  After an initial sell-out, Instant Miracle Mask is now back in stock.

UK readers find it at www.victoriahealth.com/£38 for four sachets – click here
(Do go via the Victoria Health page on our site – just click here – to enjoy an automatic 5% discount added at checkout)
US readers find it at www.us.spacenk.com/$75 – click here

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