June and July empties

Sunday, July 31st 2016 Makeup

Batiste, Clinique, Simple, Collection, Trilogy, Rimmel, Lush, The Body Shop, Hask, Neutrogena - Lena Talks Beauty

It’s the start of a new month, which means it’s empties time! I completely forgot to write one for June, which means we have a bumper crop of used up products. There are 4 skincare, 3 body products, 6 makeup, and 2 haircare, most of them are even full size. Products are from brands such as Clinique, Batiste, Lush, Bare Minerals, Bourjois and much much more. Keep reading for my reviews on all of these products. Some of these products were sent to me from brands and PR companies, and those have been marked with an asterix – however my opinion is always honest.

Christmas gift sets from Trilogy and Goodness

Monday, December 14th 2015 Skincare

Goodness and trilogy gift sets - Lena Talks Beauty

If, like me, you are yet to buy any Christmas presents, then this is the post for you! Alternatively, if you’ve smugly sorted your Christmas presents then you are still welcome, as who knows, you may be in need of some skincare for yourself. Today I’m reviewing two skincare sets from New Zealand based companies that both harness the powers of natural oils. They are the Trilogy Rosapene™ Beauty Collection and the Goodness Grab & Go  Try-Me Kit. Read on to find out what the sets are comprised of, and why I like them so much…

Goodness and Trilogy Skincare sets - Lena Talks beauty-001

Rosehip oil is amazing

Thursday, July 3rd 2014 Skincare

At the moment, I am really loving using oils on my face, body and hair. This is the first of a series of posts about oils and how I use them, and we’re beginning with my face!

I absolutely love Rosehip oil for my face. My mum used to get me to use it when I was in my teens but I thought it was weird and rarely used it. I wish I had listened! Natural approaches to skincare are now more mainstream, and my mind has been opened to the wonders of rosehip oil. Rosehip oil is made by pressing the seeds of the rose bush – the seeds are also used to make tea which is apparently very good for you, but I haven’t tried it.

Rosehips

Rosehips (Image credit: Morn the Gorn via Wikimedia Commons)

Rosehip oil is high in essential fatty acids – Omega 6 and Omega 3, which are important for skin health. Omega 6, or lineolic acid, is especially good at improving the skin’s ability to stop water evaporating from the skin. I have noticed a real improvement in the dryness of my skin since using rosehip oil. It can also help to reduce redness and scarring, stretchmarks and wrinkles too. If you have oily skin and are frightened at the idea of putting even more oil onto it – don’t worry! Often oily skin is actually dehydrated from the use of harsh products, so using rosehip oil may help to rebalance the oil production on your face.

For the last year I have been using Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip oil most nights, and my skin has been loving it. My skin still tends towards dryness, but it is much smoother, softer, and I have noticed a reduction in the pigmentation from acne scars. It comes in a dark glass bottle with a dropper, to stop light damaging the oil. I put  4 or 5 drops of oil onto my clean hands, and apply it to my face and neck. It’s not terribly greasy, but I tend to only use it at night as it doesn’t combine well with my sunscreen. A 20ml bottle is $23.90, and mine has lasted me over six months, with being used at least 5 nights a week, so I think that’s really good value – plus Trilogy often has bonus packs and other good specials.

Trilogy Organic Rosehip Oil

Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil (Image credit: Trilogy Products)

 For more Rosehip tips, reviews and giveaways like the Facebook page Love Trilogy Rosehip.

Such a charmer!

Have you used rosehip oil before? Do you think it’s as amazing as I do? Let me know in the comments,

Lena x

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