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My Winter Beauty Routine

Step 1 : Cleansing & Moisturizing

For over a month, I have been testing a new beauty routine, with the French brands Quiriness (sensory and spa-based), Novexpert (cosmetics devlopped with 100% natural ingredients) and Cattier (organic and sustainable). 

My focus for this season is : fighting against cold, dehydration, sagging skin and lack of radiance. Let’s start with cleansing and moisturizing. Morning and evening, I use on my face, neck and décollete: 

1. The Uriage 1st Cleansing Oil. Light, very pleasant and ultra soft for my skin more sensitive and reactive in winter. It foams in contact with water and leaves after rinsing a discreet film that softens the skin.

2. Then I apply the Quiriness Lotion Tonique Exquise (Gold Softening Toning Lotion) with the fingertips in generous quantities. Its velvety watery texture with iridescent reflections offers a great feeling of freshness! And I massage or tap my face, neck and décollete to penetrate the lotion.

3. To end this step, I spray the Novexpert Brume Magnésium (magnesium mist) that I tap, to wake up and activate my skin and blood circulation. This haze is a treat! I do not hesitate to spray again before applying my second serum, day cream or oil. 

Step 2 : Day Serums

No beauty routine without serum, thank you (lol)!

Every morning, I start with the Quiriness Anti-Aging Serum, Elixir Temps Précieux (Perfect Lifting Essence) which contains the superstar ingredient, Hyaluronic Acid, but also Microencapsulated Retinol, Peptites, Seaweed, Grape seeds, Cotton oil … Very very nice on the skin: the lovely creamy texture surprised me a little at first, because I got used to watery serums.

To fight against oxidation (especially due to pollution) and have a radiant complexion, I add a pump of the Novexpert Booster à la Vitamine C. This 100% biodegradable serum contains collagen and 25% vitamin C, the daily dose to protect the skin against free radicals (according to Truecos).






Step 3 : Day and Eye Creams

Morning and evening, I apply a pump (for both sides) of Novexpert Contour des Yeux Anti-âge Expert which is really effective! After each application, I’ve noticed that my (slightly darker) dark circles under eyes disappear. The magic happens thanks to nacres that reflect the light. And best of all, the cream moisturizes and nourishes this very fragile area, without irritating my eyes. 

I finish my morning beauty routine with Quiriness Caresse Temps Précieux (Perfect Repair Cream). Dream texture with a very discreet scent: the comforting gesture to start the day! It gives a luminous velvety smooth finish to my skin.








Step 4 : Night Treatment

I do this after the same cleansing and moisturizing step than in the morning.

If I need to remove makeup : before the cleanser, I apply a greasy substance (a vegetable oil of olive or musky rose) that I mass on the neck, face and eyes. Then I remove it with cottons rinsed with hot water and wrung out. Much less aggressive than a micellar water.

In the evening, I deeply moisterize my skin with Novexpert Sérum Booster à l’acide hyaluronique. This serum is the most concentrated hyaluronic acid in Europe. It offers the equivalent of 20 injections of hyaluronic acid (according to Truecos). Its gelled texture is a bit sticky but penetrates very quickly.

I optimise with the Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+. It become one of my basic. A pot lasts me up to 5-6 months!

Last beauty gesture of my winter routine, I apply an organic vegetable oil by specific massages on the décolleté, neck and face. I change the oils according to their properties.




My Face Body and Hair Must Have

Dear shea butter! Organic, alone or mixed with other products (like organic vegetable oils), multifunction (make-up remover, face and body cream, or moisturizer for super dry hair)! At the moment, the odorless shea butter of  Cattier suits me very well.

Photos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés.

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Caudalie: the new Vinexpert anti-aging regimen

All those who have followed this blog

for a while know how much I love Caudalie products! For nearly 3 months, I’ve tested the new Vinexpert regimen (new products formulation and packaging). And this test reinforces in my opinion : Caudalie is great! I really appreciate these products don’t contain parabens, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, mineral oils and sodium laureth sulfate. And of course the concept of Vinotherapie.

I tested first the Vinexpert anti-aging regimen two years ago. My skin was in bad shape and received an electric shock. As dehydrated and dull, after few months using the Vinexpert products, my skin turned toned and radiant.

At the time I really liked the Night Infusion Cream. So Iabsolutely wanted to discover and test the new formulation with Resveratrol-Oleyl vine (do not panic!) “New generation” that “stimulates the production of collagen and elastin and stops at the source glycation , responsible for wrinkles“(Caudalie).

Honestly I don’t think we can avoid wrinkles by using serum or cream, just delay or improve them … more or less long term (lol)! In fact I am interested in the Vinexpert serums (picture 1) for their tensor effect (all yo-yo girls can understand me). Among my favorites, the Vinexpert Firming Serum is very fluid and contains Peptides, Argan proteins & Resveratrol-Oleyl. I apply it morning and evening, following the gestures described in the product packaging. This short facial gym twice a day amplifies the tensor effect of the product. It’s very fast and gestures easy to remember.

And a more or less similar gesture is assigned to each product. My very sensitive eyes tolerated very well the Eye & Lip Serum. I used it more as a super moisturizing than a puffiness lifting serum (as mentioned on the packaging).

My thunderbolt product of this new Vinexpert  line

is the Vinexpert Radiance Day Fluid SPF15 (picture above). This product contains Hyaluronic acid and Resveratrol-Oleyl is fantastic! A really nice texture, slightly tinted with matte finish on the skin. A dream for combination skin! The skin is soft and comfortable (understand hydrated).

From the first application and without makeup: people asked me if I was coming back from vacation so I look good! The complexion is radiant and the skin looks healthy and unified and slightly brilliant. Excellent fluid, inspired BB creams it seems to me. Caudalie should consider a version with a sunblock protection for countries with strong sunshine. It would avoid to add a layer of sunblock for the combination skins!

In the evening, I apply the Night Infusion Cream (picture 2) which calms, soothes and nourishes my skin. Well during this long and harsh winter, the coldest days I replaced the Broad Spectrum SPF15 Radiance Day Fluid by this ultra nourishing cream with Shea. In conclusion, this anti-aging Vinexpert regiment has a real effect on my skin. These cosmetics have a discret pleasant smell and a lovely light packaging convenient and feminine! All femal globetrotters will appreciate …  

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