Monday Musings and Studio | 10 Product Review

Hello ladies, I so enjoy my Monday Musings with all of you, and I so appreciate your giving me advice for my problems too. So I am going to start this week off, trying chromium to cure my sugar cravings, and finally trying Bicarbonate of Soda that Barbara Apfel, my lovely Facebook viewer, who has been suggesting for the last two weeks for a bloated tummy. In the meantime, please find below details of today’s musings.

I have many facial oils that I absolutely love and will be doing a Secret 7 soon. But in the meantime, here are three from a trip on the tube to an expensive dinner, if you want to start the routine today.

Many of you ask me what should you do for your skincare routine. It’s very difficult to answer questions where I don’t know age and skin type. I hope that over the next few months as we do our Secret 7 series, we will address many of the questions that we cannot answer individually.  Below are links to the products, and where it’s a new product   I have added some extra information.

FILORGA – Reoxygenating Exfoliating Mask 

There are masks for literally every occasion and every skin type. One of the scrub masks I am loving and recently use a lot, is the Re-oxygenating exfoliating mask from FILORGA. I won’t bore you with all the brand history, but here is a little teaser. In 1978 Michel Tordjmanm, a French aesthetic physician founded FILORGA laboratories

Key ingredients

The key ingredients that make up this wonderful mask contain these tiny micro spheres that work effectively on exfoliating the skin. The enzymes actively work on the skin surface and produce a peeling effect that stimulates our skin’s natural exfoliation process.

Why I love it?

This brightening mask says exactly what you need it to say when you are feeling under the weather. It makes your skin plumper and it comes off very easily, it doesn’t smell of much, I like to call it an ‘Administrative’ fragrance.

FACIAL OILS

I cannot recommend enough the benefits of everyone having some sort of facial oil routine in their skincare regime. Even if it’s just a little facial massage you can pamper yourself with on a Sunday morning, or in the evening as you watch TV; it doesn’t matter who is watching you, this is a fabulous way to stimulate and care for your skin.

Vintner’s Daughter – Active Botanical Serum

One of my ultimate favorite facial oils I use religiously in my skincare regime is Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum. A decadent infusion of 22 of the world’s most active organic and wild-crafted botanicals to correct, perfect and protect your complexion.

The brand consists of a single product, Vintners Daughter recommended to me by the fabulous Caroline Hirons

Why I love it?

It’s got an incredible depth of texture which show the nature of the quality of ingredients used in making this magical oil, is expensive, but with facial oils you get what you pay for.

The Ordinary- 100 % organic cold- pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil 30 ml

A far cheaper alternative is the Rose Hip Oil from The Ordinary.  They are able to create products at affordable prices because each product is mainly consisting onf one key ingredient (things get expensive when you have ¾ let alone the 12 that are in Vitners daughter) This product is DECIEM’s brand that was launched recently… I’ve mentioned them in this post.

Key ingredients

This oil consists of 100% pure Rosehip seed oil, a naturally sourced hydrating oil

Why I love it?

If you have acne prone or dry skin areas it will tackle both, as well as protecting the skin from UV rays. This is  a thinner version of the Trilogy I have used previously in a post, making it easier to apply and massage on the face.

The Rodin Olio Lusso

The ingredients that make up this face oil include a blend of 11 essential oils derived from flowers. Containing Sunflower, Neroli, Rosehip, Argan and Jasmine oil.

Why I love it?

The divine smell – a scent of jasmine, and its ease of application.

SUN CARE CREAMS

SkinCeuticals -Ultra Facial Defense SPF 50+

Skin therapy Maximal Strength SPF 30 Sun Protection & Repair

Dr. Julia Hunter who launched her own product line in Los Angeles, USA. Her products range from serums, cleansers, creams, exfoliators as well as peel treatments made from non -toxic ingredients and packaging.  She is passionate about chiral ingredients that will alter you your skin on impact.

Key ingredients

This sun cream contains some fraction of Emu oil which doesn’t smell particularly lovely however it’s an excellent SPF. Emu oil is composed of unsaturated fatty acids and the largest component is oleic acid which is an Omega 9 fatty acid. People suffering from dry skin are recommended to use oils which are rich in Omega 9 fatty acids as it helps hydrate the skin by absorbing and softening the surface.

Why I love it?

It’s a moisturizer and SPF in one with clear skin benefits and claims.

Heliocare 360° Gel Oil-free SPF 50

Heliocare 360 is a product of AesthetiCare is a division of Ferndale Pharmaceuticals, a private healthcare company which specialises in producing very good skin products

Key ingredients

This product contains FernBlock which is a natural blend of rich anti- oxidants that help prevent damaged skin cells that appear as signs of ageing.

Why I love it?

This product is one of my favorites the mousse like texture is easy to apply, and gives an even skin tone .  It leaves a nice glow when you apply it, it sinks into your skin, and is not too shiny.

Studio 10 Youth Lift- Glow Plexion

I love finding a new brand that I feel gets it right and Studio 10 seems to be addressing the merits of cream based makeup very well. Studio 10 is a cult British brand, the brand itself is part of an innovative range whereby dermatologists work alongside makeup artists to discover the aesthetics of makeup in order to conceal and cover the signs of ageing.

This product is enriched with anti- ageing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, Vitamin E and suberlift which highly protect and hydrate the surface of the skin. I love this product because it gives me an instant boost and glowing skin that lasts all day. The only thing I would recommend is not too go too overboard when applying, only use a pea sized dab, rub it first in your hands and this will be enough for the whole face.

Studio 10 visible Lift Face Definer Contour Palette

Another product from Studio 10 that I thoroughly have used in the past and still use, is the Visible lift Face Definer Contour Palette.  This product is enriched with anti- ageing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, Vitamin E and suberlift which highly protect and hydrate the surface of the skin.

I love this product because it suits all skin types and leaves a smooth finish and give a sense of ‘lifting’ when applying and contouring.

Charlotte Tilbury- WonderGlow Primer

Sunday Riley- Effortless Breathable Tinted Primer

Embryolisse- Lisseur Bonne Mine

Clinical Retinol 1% Paula’s choice

Talika- Lipocils Eyelash Conditioning Gel 

Dry Shampoo- Ouai Haircare

A go to hair product I love is; OUIA dry shampoo by the fantastic hair stylist Jen Atkin which is thoroughly used by Kim Kardashian. I love the fragrance of this product as it quickly absorbs excess oils in the hair thanks to volcanic minerals present as key ingredients.

9 replies
  1. sara taylor
    sara taylor says:

    Hi Trinny,
    Just love your videos and am actually look forward to a Monday morning. Just wish you did it everyday!
    Have you tried the Carole Franck oils? My facial lady used to use them , I think she said that Carole is the sister of the guy who does Decleor. ( they used to be together but then she branched off ) Anyway really beautiful oils that are very difficult to find unless you are in France…so maybe next time you are there, stock up. My facial lady now uses Gisele Delorme, which are equally as lovely…Have you heard of the brand? I think they are quite specialised aromatherapy facial oils, so if you are into smells.
    Please do more fashion videos. I loved it when you looked through the magazines and talked about the trends.
    Looking forward your next instalment.
    Sara xx

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  2. Kathryn Malic
    Kathryn Malic says:

    Dear Trinny,
    Firstly, I think you’re great, welcome back! In regard to your sugar cravings have you considered a gut bacterial overgrowth or SIBO. Bad bacteria feeds off the sugar and charges your cravings. The older we get and with a poor western diet our stomach acid becomes very low triggering an imbalance in our gut bacteria. Try a PALEO version diet and your sugar cravings should dwindle. It worked for me.
    Keep up the great blogs, Kate

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  3. Kathryn Malic
    Kathryn Malic says:

    Dear Trinny,

    Firstly, I think you’re great, welcome back! In regard to your sugar cravings have you considered a gut bacterial overgrowth or SIBO. Bad bacteria feeds off the sugar and charges your cravings. The older we get and with a poor western diet our stomach acid becomes very low triggering an imbalance in our gut bacteria. Try a PALEO version diet and your sugar cravings should dwindle. It worked for me.
    Keep up the great blogs, Kate

    Reply
  4. Annette randall
    Annette randall says:

    Love you Trinny,where did you get the grey top from,the one on Wednesday in the cab ??? ..love it want it
    Love Annette

    Reply

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