Our hair and scalp like everything else is affected by ageing, as well as everyday wear and tear. Imagine the stress each strand of hair endures every time we wash, brush or use harsh elastic bands. Now add exposure to pollution and products that mask problems rather than treating them. No wonder so many of us struggle to grow our hair out beyond a certain length.
RPR’s Rejuvenate line is created to literally turn back the time on your hair. We tested their shampoo and treatment to find out if they are as good as the label says:
The Rejuvenate My Hair Shampoo is enriched with a blend of Rosehip, Baobab and Biotin. It’s beautifully scented without being overwhelming. A small amount goes a long way with this shampoo, lather up and rinse! It left our hair feeling squeaky clean while adding body and shine to our locks. Even the most sensitive scalp seems to love this shampoo, it’s hydrating without making the scalp oily. It’s kind, that’s the best way to describe it.
To repair our sun damaged locks we decided to try out something a little more intense than a conditioner.The Rejuvenate My Hair Treatment is a deeply nourishing hair mask from the same range. What’s unique about this treatment is that it can be applied from the roots to the end and only needs to stay on for a few minutes to give you an astonishing result. One would expect a mask of this strength to leave the hair feeling heavy and the scalp oily but on the contrary this mask left our hair feeling and looking silky soft, bouncy and strong, while our scalp felt refreshed. Again, a delicate scent makes this product a winner, as well as the added UV filter. RPR is known for their signature spa-like blends, they source the most advanced natural and scientific ingredients n order to create products that do what they say they will do. We love the packaging of these products – minimal, elegant and recyclable. RPR products are Paraben free and not tested on animals and therefore they get a big LIKE from us. The price reflects mid-range but the results are what you expect to achieve with a high-end hair care line.
RPR Rejuvenate My Hair Shampoo (300ml/£12.95 )and Rejuvenate My Hair Treatment (200ml/£14.50 ) are available at available at www.boots.com
At NUIT we are absolutely obsessed with excellent skincare and always looking to test new brands and products to share with you. Recently we noted a NYC brand called Mario Badescu pop up all over London. We’ve had a little dig and found that for 40 years it has been the beauty secret of some of the American celebrities for achieving a flawless complexion. Providing botanical ingredients and advanced formulas, there is a specific tailored range for all skin concerns with this brand. We’re loving some of these anti-aging favourites…
Mario Badescu Temporary Lifting Mask £18.50
Going out and want to look smooth and fresh fast? Then pop on this mask for instant tone and eradication of those fine lines. This collagen based mask will calm irritated skin instantly and a favourite among people with sensitive and drier skin types. We can’t get enough of the smell of fresh cut roses which reminds of summer garden days. Our favourite feature to this mask is that it’s the instant quick fix before an important event. It smoothes lines and creates a perfect canvas for make-up application. Rosy Perfection.
Mario Badescu Caviar Night Cream £23
Decadence and luxury are made accessible with this Caviar Night Cream. When you first apply this cream it is a smooth velvet texture that soon turns into a nourishing balm. Be sure to use tiny amounts and then built it up. We love using it as an overnight mask treatment (don’t be afraid to apply generously) and waking up to the most glorious soft and brightened skin!
Mario Badescu Dermonectin Eye Cream £18.50
If you’ve got an extremely dry eye area and usual eye cream or eye gels disappear when you apply it then we suggest this little number. It is not only an eye cream but an overnight treatment for the eyes. Formulated with the richest anti-oxidents- Vitamin A & E + coconut oil, it creates supple radiance, from the moment you get those peepers open in the morning.
Mario Badescu products are available at Beauty Bay: www.beautybay.com
Let’s face it, the bronzed goddess look is one that never goes out of fashion. We associate a tan with being healthy, but it’s easy to get lost in the jungle of bronzing products. If you like a natural look then here’s a few of our absolute favourites.
Mac Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze £23
This is the most natural bronzer on the market. If you read reviews on it, you will often see complaints about the lack of pigmentation because it doesn’t instantly show on the brush but that doesn’t mean it’s not there. It’s perfect for building up, looks natural even if you’re not wearing any other make up. It simply warms the complexion and is more of an all over face bronzer which you can use heavier bronzer over to highlight cheekbones.
Hoola By Benefit Cosmetics £24.50
This award-winning bronzer is a long time favourite of ours. It comes with a small natural-bristled brush which makes it easy to carry out in your make-up bag. This bronzer is perfect for those that want to avoid the tangerine look. The shade is very natural, blendable and great for contouring.
Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Summer Sunscreen £40
A few drops of this mixed with your foundation and voila, an all over sun-kissed look. This product blends effortlessly leaving you looking flawless while protecting your skin with an SPF15. You can build this up pretty intensely when contouring, just blend with your fingers or a brush. This liquid bronzer is designed to warm and brighten the skin and it delivers 100%.
Kiko Summer2.0 Baked Bronzer £22.90
We have no other word to describe this product other than: transformation. This silky soft bronzer gives you a beautiful and glowing tan that’s so natural that it will have your colleagues and friends asking you when you got back from holiday. It’s delicately scented which will have you feeling luxurious. We recommend buying the summer2.0 face brush for the perfect application. Sweep across face, neck and décolletage.