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From me…to me. Our five favourite beauty gifts to spoil yourself!

‘Tis the season of giving and I love nothing more than gifting my loved ones at Christmas (although my bank balance would disagree!) but in the midst of all the silly season’s social events and celebrations, shopping for an army of family and friends can be a tad stressful. This is why it’s important to stop and consider ourselves too! As a busy working mum, I’m guilty of putting everyone’s needs before my own, in fact, I’m almost positive I speak for all the mum’s out there but this shouldn’t mean we can’t treat ourselves when it’s most needed, after all, no one ever said you can’t buy presents for yourself too, right?

So in the midst of all the Christmas mayhem, I want to share with you my Beauty Collective festive favourites – exquisite, results-driven gift sets you need to spoil yourself.

Pevonia Spa Therapy Gift Set

The name speaks for itself! You can create a truly relaxing at-home spa experience with this trio of therapeutic treatments to relax, de-stress and alleviate tension and pain. Features; Marine Magnesium renowned for its alleviating, remineralizing and wellness induced benefits, Micro Emulsion Massage Oil – Anti-Stress and Anti-Stress Bath & Shower Gel.

Sign me up now I hear you say! 

Phytomer Jeunesse Age Solution Face & Eyes Gift Set

Phytomer - Jeunesse Age Solution Face & Eyes Gift Set

Featuring 3 best-sellers – Expert Youth Wrinkle Correction Cream, Night Recharge Youth Enhancing Cream and Expertise Age Contour Intense Youth Eye Cream – this youth-enhancing trio will re-oxygenate cells, boost skin renewal and diminish fine lines revealing a revitalised and youthful new you!

 

Pevonia Skin Radiance Gift Set

Pevonia Skin Radiance Gift Set

All you need to create radiant skin this summer! This multi-tasking trio consisting of Youth Renew Tinted Cream, Eye Renew Conceal & De-Age Treatment and best-selling Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser, will refine, hydrate and protect skin promoting a radiant natural glow.

Pevonia RS2 Gift Set

Pevonia RS2 Gift Set

If all this running around in this humid, smoky air is causing skin sensitivity we hear you!

The RS2 Gift Set is essential for those suffering skin irritation, facial redness, and rosacea. Consisting of the RS2 Cleanser, Lotion, Serum and Cream the products work together to strengthen capillaries, diffuse redness, decongest, cool, soothe and hydrate. Evenly toned and visibly calmed skin, yes please!

 

ELES Nude Palette

ELES Nude Palette

As a busy mum the words ‘versatile 3-in-1 face and eye palette’ is music to my ears!  Containing a bronzer, blush and two eye shades, this super convenient compact is the perfect way to add subtle colour and radiance to your everyday look, but it’s also great for little touch-ups when on the go! Plus the product shades have been cleverly selected by the experts at ELES and there is a smoky palette for those sultry summer nights too! Oh, and it comes with two free makeup brushes for precision application.

For a little extra indulgence, why not go that extra mile and book yourself in for a treatment. If you have a favourite Beauty Collective brand, head to the ‘Brands’ page on the Beauty Collective homepage and search for your nearest spa…

Beuaty Collective FACE FIXES

Face Fixers – Non-invasive Botox and filler alternatives

We’ve all heard of Botox and dermal fillers, let’s face it (pardon the pun!) with the ever-increasing gen-Z idolisation of the likes of the Jenner-Kardashian clan or the millions of social media ‘influencers’ all with their perfectly plumped lips and ‘smooth as a babies bottom’ skin, these procedures have today become commonplace. But if you’re like me and needles are a formative no-go, or Botox has been a consideration but you’d rather search for topical skincare solutions before taking the plunge, we are here to inform you that there are excellent alternatives, and these days, thanks to the advancement in both technology and skincare ingredients, these said alternatives can seriously achieve similar smoothing and plumping results. You can take our word for it!

Okay, so you are unlikely to see life-changing results overnight (even Botox takes a week to have effect don’t you know) but these non-invasive topical alternatives give you more control over the change in your appearance (no poker-face in sight), provide a much more natural look, plus you will achieve outstanding on-going results when used as part of your daily skincare routine.

So if you’re looking for a painless, subtle and (relatively) cheaper solution, here are our top 5 topical treatment alternatives;

Pevonia - Age Correction Marine Collagen Cream

Pevonia Age Correction Marine Collagen Cream

Combining Marine Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid and Squalane this best-selling rich moisturiser softens fine lines and wrinkles while replenishing vital nutrients.

“I love this daily face cream….I use it morning and night! My skin looks and feels amazing. I’m 52 and am told constantly that I look so young….I give Pevonia products the credit!” Linda

 

 

Vie Collection Concentrate de Vie Youth Elixir

Formulated with three advanced ingredients selected for their ability to correct visible signs of ageing, this elixir offers complete and incomparable action to reduce wrinkles, improve firmness and reveal skin’s radiance.

“I have been using this product for the past two years and have noticed a remarkable difference in my skin. My facial lines are significantly less noticeable!” Sarah P

 

Pevonia MyOxy Caviar Timeless Repair Cream

Pevonia MyOxy Caviar Timeless Repair Cream

A restorative treatment cream for visibly younger-looking skin, it features an advanced, triple-action formula – caviar, pearl and Escutox – the natural equivalent to Botox – combined with Retinol to correct and prevent signs of premature ageing. Enjoy increased oxygenation, greater cellular activity, improved blood circulation, increased suppleness, improved elasticity, extreme hydration and fewer visible wrinkles!

“I love this product, I saw a noticeable difference within 2 weeks, wrinkles less noticeable and my skin seemed to look younger and smoother.” Dianna K

 

Phytomer Pionniere XMF Perfection Youth Cream

Phytomer Pionniere XMF Perfection Youth Cream

XMF, a 100% natural advanced ingredient with exceptional youth preserving properties is featured in this luxurious and comfortable “second skin” cream. It instantly smoothes wrinkles and plumps the skin. In just one hour, wrinkles are visibly diminished.

“This creams big claim to fame is a purported reduction in wrinkles in just one hour. I’m in my early 30s so I don’t have any deep creases, but I do have fine lines and I can tell you for certain this helps to smooth them out. And it feels AMAZING. The texture is pure luxury.” KK

 

Medicalia Retinol C Care Cream

Medicalia Retinol & C Care Cream

This creams innovative ‘age-reversing’ Micro-Retinol® technology normalizes mitosis, boosts cellular performance, and restructures skin layers for visible rejuvenation. Skin appears dense and supple with a smoothed surface and diminished wrinkles resulting in brighter, more youthful looking complexion.

“This is the best product for aging skin I have found.” Heather

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The top 10 products on Beauty Collective – your reviews prove it!

Have you ever gone in search for something on the internet, only to feel overwhelmed with the options available! Yep, that is me ALL. THE. TIME. Whether it be party ideas for my kids, the perfect gift for a family member or the best beauty products to keep me looking youthful (although I don’t need to worry about that one now that I work at BC!)

Let’s be real, it’s great to have options, but sometimes you need a little more help in making a decision before hitting the ‘buy now’ button, especially if you can’t touch or try the item first.

Purchasing cosmetics, in particular, can be rather daunting. From face creams to anti-ageing serums, masks to makeup must-haves, it can be tricky to separate clever marketing from real results. But no longer do you have to fly blind, with the help of our Beauty Collective satisfied customers, you can read real, honest and trustworthy reviews with a click of a button!

So if you are on the search for that new bestseller or simply want to change up your skincare routine but don’t know where to start, you’ll find our top-rated products here!

 

ELES Liquid Powder Mineral Foundation

Mineral Liquid Powder Foundation

5/5 ★

“This is the best foundation I have ever used! Firstly, it’s mineral makeup so it doesn’t clog your skin. Secondly, the coverage is amazing and it makes your skin look and feel like velvet – honestly the best I have ever used. I have been using this for years and just love it. I get compliments on my makeup all the time.” Sia P (06/07/2019)

 

Pevonia Age Correction Marine Collagen Cream

Marine Collagen Cream

5/5 ★

“I absolutely love this cream. I bought the first pot at the recommendation of my beautician in Europe and I was afraid I may not be able to source it in Australia but I’m glad to say my fears were unfounded 🙂
It is a day cream and a night cream and it helps with puffiness, lines, blemishes, skin tone, you name it! Totally amazing ❤” Ana Hall (27/09/2019)

 

Pevonia Dry Oil Body Moisturiser

Dry Oil Body Moisturizer

5/5 ★

“This is amazing, I feel like I have been to a day spa when I put it on, luxury & pampering at home! It smells divine. Feels like silk, not too greasy goes on easy, love this product ;-)” Lisa Chawner (03/02/2019)

 

Pevonia Soothing Propolis Concentrate

5/5 ★

“This is the best product I’ve tried so far! I have skin problems on my face area in particular, doctors say its dermatitis, and I’ve tried many remedies before, but this concentrate is a miracle! It makes my skin look a lot nicer and it actually improved. I only used it for less than two weeks and I already see great results! I’m very glad I discovered this product!” Nina R (04/02/2015)

 

Phytomer Rosee Visage Toning Cleansing Lotion

Phytomer Rosee Visage Toning Cleansing Lotion

5/5 ★

“Holy Grail Toner! I have tried so many toners at basically every price point and this toner is my all-time favourite. There’s just something in this toner that truly leaves my skin better for use. Even after it dries off my skin does not feel tight or dry. If you’re in the market for a new toner I highly recommend giving this one a try.” Barbara (10/11/2018)

 

ELES BB Cream

ELES BB Cream

5/5 ★

“I have used a few BB creams before and this one by ELES is by far the best. A little bit goes a long way and the coverage is great. I wear it as a foundation and it looks really natural. I love it!” Jennifer Arnold (30/05/2019)

 

Pevonia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

Pevonia Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

5/5 ★

“I love this cleanser! I have never been able to exfoliate with anything else as it has just been too harsh for my skin. This gentle exfoliating cleansers is exactly that! Leaves my skin feeling beautiful and soft and definitely makes a noticeable difference in my texture. I use once a week and it has been a game changer for my skin.” Stacey Harrison (23/09/2019)

 

Phytomer Vegetal Exfoliant with natural enzymes

5/5

“I have the most sensitive skin, so I can’t use those exfoliants that contain microbeads or scrubs…this is a great alternative. It sloughs off all of the dead skin cells without ever irritating my skin! I use it once a week at the minimum, and it keeps my face glowing and smooth. It’s the most wonderful exfoliant ever!” Sarah R (29/11/2018)

 

Phytomer Oligoforce Soothing Enforcement Serum with Oligomer

5/5

“I am completely obsessed with this product. I have very sensitive skin that breaks out from everything, so keeping it hydrated and clear at the same time has been a real struggle. UNTIL NOW. This serum hydrates my skin, tames the redness and sensitivity and gives me a natural glow. I use it morning and night under my moisturizer.” Sophie R (30/11/2018)

 

Phytomer Perfect Visage Gentle Cleansing Milk

Phytomer Perfect Visage Gentle Cleansing Milk

 

5/5 ★

“I have oily/acne prone skin and this cleanser works wonders removing makeup, oil, and impurities. It leaves my skin feeling amazing! Breakouts have subsided and my skin is looking better and better!” Imogen (27/10/2018)

 

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Can Cleansing Your Face for a Full 60 Seconds Give You Amazing Skin? I Tried It

It’s called the 60-second rule, and the internet is OBSESSED with it.

As someone who is never completely satisfied with my skin’s texture, I live in hopes of one day finding a technique or product that miraculously makes my pores disappear. So when I stumbled on something called the 60-second rule – a simple method of washing your face for a full 60 seconds (instead of your usual, 10-20) to get beautiful skin – I couldn’t wait to get into the bathroom and get started.  This could be the answer to my skin prayers!

The 60-Second Rule

The cleansing method comes from Nayamka Roberts-Smith of LABeautyologist, a beauty therapist who frequently tells her 43,000 Twitter followers to wash their face for 60 seconds straight to let the cleanser ingredients really penetrate the skin.

“Cleansing your face for 60 seconds allows the ingredients in the cleanser to actually work.  Most ppl wash their face for like 15 seconds max.  It softens the skin & dissolves sebum blockages better…

Makeup, dirt, and oil are a lot more difficult to remove from the skin most people realize, so not only do you want to give the cleanser a chance to break down and dissolve products and grime, but taking 60 seconds also makes you pay attention to your skin and what you’re doing—like remembering to cleanse around the edges of your nose, under your chin, and around your hairline.”

Ok, like me you may think this sounds pretty obvious, however, according to those that have tried it, it’s a bit of a game changer. So much so, that it’s earned the hashtag #60secondrule and a huge following of devotees who swear by it.

…So I Tested the Theory

Firstly I should tell you, I’m a firm believer in double cleansing (i.e. first using an oil-based cleanser to remove makeup and grime, then using a gentle cleanser to deep cleanse the skin), so I decided to split the difference in timing to 30 seconds each cleanse.

I gently massaged my face with a pump of my favourite ELES Transformation Cleansing Oil for 30 seconds, before rinsing and then massaging the Phytomer Souffle Marin Cleansing Foaming Cream for an additional 30 seconds and rinsing again.  I followed this with my usual skin care routine being careful not to change anything so I’d get a true gauge.

The first thing I noticed is that 60 seconds felt like an eternity: obviously I wasn’t spending enough time making sure every part of my face was makeup-free when I did my cleansing thing. The second thing I noticed was my moisturiser seemed to penetrate easier.

So for two weeks, I performed the 60-second rule every night.

The results?

I did see a difference.  My pores were much smaller, my skin felt a lot softer and strangely it also felt firmer.  It was calmer and brighter and I found I didn’t need to wear foundation during the day, just a little concealer.  It cost me nothing except an extra 50 seconds each day so yes, I’ll keep it up.

But Will It Work for Everyone?

Possibly, and possibly not.  It can certainly give you softer skin as long as you use the right cleanser. It can also give you a bit of a glow since it’ll stimulate circulation. But sadly you won’t be able to wash away your hormones, or DNA, or any of your other acne-causing triggers.

However, the 60-second rule could actually benefit your skin by making it cleaner. Left-on makeup will disrupt your skin barrier over time and this can lead to dryness, irritation, and even breakouts. So taking that extra 50 seconds every day may actually make a huge difference in your skin.

Regardless, this is one of those tricks that really can’t hurt to test out, because let’s face it, you have nothing to lose except 60 seconds.

Do you have the right cleanser for your skin type? Here are some of our favourites;

Medicalia Gentle Cleanserit’s so gentle and soothing!

Pevonia Hydrating Cleanserloaded with Collagen and Elastin

Phytomer Souffle Marin Cleansing Foaming Creamthe gentlest wash off cleanser you’ll ever try.

ELES Transformation Cleansing Oil Ideal as a pre-cleanse makeup remover, literally dissolves it!

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