Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Juliette Armand Skincare*

At the recent Irish Beauty Shows, I got the chance to speak briefly to Clare O'Hanlon from Juliette Armand Skincare. When Clare found out I was a blogger she gifted me with four mini tubes of the Elements Skincare range, some literature on the products and her business card. I was working like crazy this past week but on Saturday night I got the chance to trial them. 

Step 1: Dermabrasion Gel
Step 2: Hydrating Therapy Mask 

Step 3: Hyaluronic Acid Serum
Step 4: Hydration Cream

The Elements Collection that Clare gifted me was a four part system comprising of :
  1. Dermabrasion Gel
  2. Hydrating Therapy Mask
  3. Hyaluronic Acid Serum
  4. Hydra Action Cream
  • Dermabrasion Gel:

This is a lovely, clear gel with small nodes suspended in it, those granules being aluminium oxide and bamboo grain. It smells lovely, and it's really satisfyingly scrubby but not harsh in any way. My skin felt lovely and smooth after rinsing and didn't seem drying at all. Instead, it gently rid my skin of excess oils so I could go to the next step!

  • Hydrating Therapy Mask

The Hydrating Therapy Mask is a cream based product that you are meant to massage into your face and let it dry over the course of 10 to 15 minutes. Then, you rinse it off and pat skin dry thoroughly. When it dried it didn't even feel dry in the sense that it was not stiff. To be honest, it felt like it set, not dried. After I rinsed it off there was no residue and my skin felt plump to the touch. 

  • Hyaluronic Acid Serum:

First let me warn you this stuff is runny!!! It ran out all over my hand onto the floor, thankfully it's clear so it didn't leave a stain. I applied it to my face and neck and it dried in under 2 minutes. I noticed it left a slight tacky residue but it didn't matter once I applied the final step of the cream.

  • Hydra Action Cream

A rich cream, rich but not heavy, and very spreadable. 1ml as advised is more than enough!! I found it absorbed well and left a matte finish. I really think it would be good for under make-up as a general moisturiser. 

All of the range smells clean and fresh, with a slight hint of medical, which I adore. It took less than 25 minutes to go through the whole regime, and since it's recommended to use the whole range twice-weekly, it's barely an hour out of your week, which is no time at all when you think about it!! Even days later, my skin is looking and feeling soft and radiant. 
I need this whole range in my life and so do you!! 

Find Juliette Armand Skincare, including info, news and a full product range HERE