Thursday, 7 February 2013

Decleor: Brand Catch Up

I'm back! Many of you would have known that I've recently moved and finally back online with computer and internet. It's amazing how reliant I have become of modern technology! Anyway Happy New Year and let's get the blog ball rolling this year with a skincare brand that I am rather fond of.

I have been using the Neroli and Ylang Ylang range for myself and also on my clients at work. It's been a hit but there are many more products in the brand that I am unaware off. I was recently sent the bestselling 5 piece Anti Ageing Collection from the Decleor department at QVC to have a try and amidst doing DIY, working and trying to get my office/studio up and running, I have now finally been able to blog about the products. 

For those unaware of Decleor, this French skincare house prides itself on using the purest floral/plant oils to create excellent products to help all sorts of skin concerns. I was introduced to it when I first started doing the shows in Paris and finding the products in all the pharmacies there. I soon started mixing drops of the essences to my foundation to create a bit more slip and to also utilise their incredible scents to calm my models down.

Let's have a look at what I got sent.
Aroma Cleanse 3 in 1 Hydra-radiance Smoothing & Cleansing Mousse 200ml
The intoxicating scent of Neroli essential oil combined with Grape Juice, Papaya Extract and Japanese White Mulberry makes this a deeply cleansing but hydrating face wash to suits all skin types. The cream turns to a foamy mousse when water is added and I use hot cloths to remove the mousse and my model and myself both felt that our skin was clean but not tight after.

Aroma Cleanse Relaxing Shower and Bath Gel 150ml
I love this product! Especially lovely in the evening after a hard day at work, essential oils of Grapefruit, Sandalwood, Thyme, Cedar Wood and Basil make for an amazingly fragranced shower experience. I found the scent suitable for men as well. Lush!

Aroma Comfort Nourishing and Soothing Hand Cream 250ml
A surprisingly moisturising hand cream that's light and non greasy. Scented by Cypress essential oil, Shea Butter & plant extracts, this now sits happily next to my sink and gets applied as soon as I finish washing my hands, which actually happens too many times!

Experience De L'Age -Triple Action Rich Cream 30ml
I was surprised at how non greasy this rich cream was! I tested it on an older model who expressed the same sentiment. Containing Essential oil of Iris, Wheat Protein and Plum Kernel Oil, this rich but light cream just melts into skin to help with mature skin.

Aromessence Iris 5ml
My favourite product of the whole selection. I've always been a huge fan of essential oils to use on myself and at work. Not only do they hydrate and nourish skin, the smells also help with nourishing the nurturing the senses. Iris, Lemon Grass, Geranium, Manuka, Jasmine and Rose essential oils penetrate deeply and nourish and protect mature skin. I love this warmed in palms of hands and then pressed into clean skin and inhaled deeply before applying moisturiser. 

So quite a selection I think and a good one for anyone who wants a more nourishing and nurturing range to either deal with anti ageing concerns or mature skin. The above set is really reasonably priced I think, coming in at £57.24 from QVC. The products come in great sizes that should last quite well if used properly. 

What do you think? A brand or range you would use? Let me know what you think.