And then some more

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Elemental Herbology, is my first British skincare brand. And it was love at first sight. The products smell incredibly good and they put you in a calming mood, which I personally really enjoy. This time, I'm back with a few more products that I brought into my collection for the past few months. Here's a little haul and review, and I hope you'll all enjoy it. x

許多人都會問我,工作和私下嘗試過這麼多品牌,到底哪一個才是能達到最佳的保養療效? 其實,我每隔一陣子就會把保樣步驟稍微換新,一是考慮到當下的膚況,再來就是根據所在地點的天氣。是的,還有一個原因就是我對護膚品牌有私心,幾乎每天都會翻雜誌或是上網看看最近有什麼新的資訊。兩個月前和大家分享的 Elemental Herbology 是我第一個認識的英國保養品牌,除了令人滿意的香味,再來就是其撫慰人心的療效,讓我決定再開一篇來分享最近新嘗試的產品。一起來看看吧。

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Facial Glow: Radiance Peel 

This 4-minute exfoliator is such a life-changer! It's perfect for sensitive skin as well, because, unlike most face peels, this one is actually pretty gentle. Cleans thoroughly without brutalising your skin. It helps improve dullness and takes away excess oil. The product comes with apple serum, which makes the messaging process just that much nicer. 

第一次使用他們去角質類的產品,但是不得不說效果很令人滿意。以前都只有去每個月一次的做臉時間,才讓芳療師做這樣的深層清潔;但是久了後發現,平時的清潔其實久了還是不夠,長期下來毛孔堵住再好的保養品也無法吸收。這款去角質質地有點像面膜,很溫和,使用後也不會覺得很皮膚很繃,是我喜歡的感覺。同時,因為本身包含蘋果萃取,所以晚上用起來特別療癒,香味和功效都兼顧,果然是個大心的品牌(笑)

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Vital Glow: Overnight Resurfacing Cream 

Moisturising is so important to keeping natural glow, which is why I have been loving this cream for early signs of ageing. It is one of the brand's new products. Made with Kakadu Plum and Malic Acid; these natural ingredients are not only perfect for hydration, but also blemishes. As this is one of the richer creams, I only use it for my evening skincare routine. And I'm obsessed with the glow overnight. 

我是個習慣把晚上和白天的護膚做區分的人,比較滋潤型的精華液及乳霜乳液都是留在睡前保養用。光透奇肌晚霜的主要成分是卡卡杜李,來自澳洲北部的水果有著比柳橙還高的維他命C含量。天然的果酸不但能做基本的保濕,也能改善暗沉及泛紅,是個能同時維持肌膚健康和做輕微抗老的產品。

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Cell Nourish: Radiance and Vitality Serum

Did I mention I'm not the biggest fan of serum? At least not before I moved to Europe. Taking care of my skin was so much easier back in my Australian days, all you need is a good moisturiser and SPF sun product, you're ready to go. Europe is different, every city is different, and that's the perk of travelling. My first bottle of serum was a year ago, and I realise this is the nutrition my face needs. Like a powerhouse. Now, I still don't apply them every day, but when I think I look a bit dull and tired (blame it on all the late nights recently), I pull out my Radiance and Vitality Serum from Elemental Herbology.  This serum is ideal for all skin types because it comes with all natural ingredients like aloe and rose. Just a few drops. Again, powerhouse. 

和許多同年齡的女生比起來,我開始使用精華液的時間算晚。認真算起來,也不過一年。以前仗著年輕,加上澳洲的天氣比較好掌控,只要基本的保濕做好,肌膚基本上不會出太大的問題。不過搬來歐洲後,因為貪圖地利之便,一有機會就會往別的城市跑,長期的環境與天氣的轉換下來,膚況明顯變差,這就是我開始使用精華液的契機。最近的心頭好,就是這瓶啟動能量奇肌菁華;30ml 的滴管設計,小型又不沾手,對於外出旅遊來說十分方便。大家使用的時候可以仔細觀察一下質地(如上圖),雖然是乳白色,質地卻很水潤清爽。閱讀品牌資料的時候,Elemental Herbology 是用 powerhouse 能量發電廠來形容這個小新品,實在再適合也不過。我目前還是沒有每天用,但每次熬夜,就會拿出來拿來當改善暗沉的法寶。隔天早晨臉頰會明顯變彈潤,也比較明亮保水。

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A little bonus -- Macadamia & Papaya Body Scrub

When creating the list I knew I had to include my current body scrub crush; even though this article is facial related. I use it once a week, leave it on for about 2 minutes before washing it off. So that the fruity ingredients can work on the exfoliating. It's extremely gentle but gets the job done. Designed to renew the skin, great for dry and sensitive skin. 

這篇雖然是以臉部保養為主,但寫到 Elemental Herbology 就不能不小加碼寫寫這次最滿意的身體明亮磨砂。這是我最先開始使用的新品,一週一次,不想一般去角質,在身體來回按摩後就會進行沖洗,這款建議可以先在肌膚提留兩到三分鐘。天然的植物配方以及品牌專利的紅茶酵素,在有效消除老廢角質的情況下,也能替我們再擦上乳液前做點基礎保濕;也就是說,使用完並不會感到乾澀,反而有滑順得觸感。一個多月下來,乾澀的肌膚真的有比較柔嫩細緻。

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in collaboration with 10/10 hope.// shot on Nikon DF with 85mm lens