Happy Monday Everyone!
For all the beauty junkies out there, I have some fabulous news! Elizabeth Arden has opened it’s red door spa in Debenhams on Oxford Street here in London. To commemorate the grand opening, the brand held a two week long event in Debenhams where they were giving away 1000 customised facials and a complimentary goodie bag. All you had to do was sign up paying the £15 booking fee, which was then redeemable on the day against any of the brands products. In addition to that you were given a goodie bag worth £60 which contained a gorgeous make up.
I managed to sign up so went along last weekend. The girl who I was with was the Head of Retail for the UK and Ireland so I knew straight away I was in safe hands. She was absolutely lovely and was very knowledgeable on the products and which would be tailored to my skin type. The hour long session started off with a consultation to determine your skin type and needs. They use a hand held machine against your cheek to determine your moisture, pigmentation, elasticity levels. I was 99% on my elasticity levels, go me! However my skin was lacking in moisture, which I was aware of as it’s that time of year. Once my face was fully cleansed, I had an oxygen blast facial. I was incredibly excited to try this out. Basically a little gun is filled with a special serum and is sprayed over your face. Adding in the oxygen, it gently removes any red patches, cleans your pores and makes your complexion radiant and silky smooth. My face has never felt so clean. Afterwards the girl talked me through both a morning and evening skin care routine.
I purchased three products in the end, which I have been wanting to try for ages however I didn’t fully know the benefits of each product.
First up I purchased Superstart – £54, which is a skin renewal booster. Once you’ve washed your face, does your skin ever feel really tight? I thoughts that was a good sign and apparently it’s not. You would apply this product once you’ve washed your face and before you apply moisturiser or serum. The product works to restore the healthy look of your skin’s essential surface layer, fortifying its natural ability to repair and renew. It contains botanical glasswort extract, sea fennel and flaxseed which all work together to strengthen the skin. Once applied it makes your skin feel incredibly smooth and healthy. It’s non greasy and quickly absorbs into the skin.
From the Prevage range, I purchased City Smart – £49.50. If you live in the city you HAVE to have this in your life!! It’s no surprise that here in London, the air is vastly polluted and going about every day life is damaging to your skin. Whether it be from exhaust fumes, hopping on and off the tube or sitting in an air conditioned office, these elements impact the texture and brightness of the skin. My skin usually feels incredibly grimy once I’ve came home from work with more pores clogged with oil. This product works as a barrier from pollution, the sun and against visible ageing. Now when I come home after being at work for 12 hours, my skin looks healthy and clear. The product has a colour similar to foundation. However once applied to the skin it’s unnoticable. Therefore it can be applied to every skin tone. It’s no wonder that this product has won 187 beauty awards!
Lastly I purchased the Flawless Future Moisturiser – £36. It contains an SPF 30 and you would apply this after Superstart and City Smart. It is easily absorbed into the skin and provides the perfect make up base. This product prevents the ageing of the skin, dullness, fine lines, uneven skin tone and reduces enlarged pores. After continued use, skin feels more supple, luminous and mositurised. Since using these 3 products for a week, I have noticed a considerable difference in the texture of my skin and my dry patches have started to disappear.
Alongside these items, I received the goodie bag which consisted of this gorgeous and huge make up bag. Inside there was a travel sized Superstart, City Smart, the Presage daily serum, mascara, fragrance and a 30ml eight hour intensive hand treatment.
I love the Eight Hour range by Elizabeth Arden to be honest I never really taken too much notice of their skincare range until now. I would highly recommend that you try out their products and if you are passing through Debenhams, stop off for a complimentary Oxygen Boost Facial. Currently Debenhams has 10% off the brand and if you purchase two items, you receive a similar free gift to the above.
If you have tried any of the Arden products or experience the facials I would love to hear your reviews. I hope you enjoyed reading this post.
Enjoy your week
Love Hayley xx