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  1. Elemis-AHA-Glow-Butter

    Hi everyone,

    I hope you are all ok and doing well in this crazy year we are all having!

    At my end, I am STILL not able to work so have been spending lots of time pampering myself and hanging upside down in downward dog (doing yoga).

    So today, I will be sharing my thoughts on a new product I have been trialing. It's the Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter.

    This product is orange but doesn't stain your skin and has a unique gel-cream-balm lightweight texture and is not as solid as the usual Elemis cleansing balms. I would advise that you refrigerate the product during very warm weather as mine arrived with some leakage during the last hot weather spell.


    Like the Elemis cleansing balms, their new Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter is another multi-purpose product and can be used as a makeup remover, cleanser, or as a mask.

    In terms of the ingredients, you will find skin cleansing, nourishing, and brightening properties:

    "Brightening Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) from Pumpkin and Acerola Cherry help to reveal a fresh-faced glow.
    Mango Butter and Chia Seed Oil, rich in omega fatty acids, nourish and hydrate the skin.
    The fragrance, sulfate, and mineral oil-free formula leaves skin feeling deeply cleansed and nourished
    Lightweight hydrating formula won’t leave skin feeling dry or stripped"

    I have been using the AHA Glow Cleansing Butter about 2-3 times a week for a couple of weeks now. I use it in the morning and apply a fingertip amount to my forehead, cheeks, nose, chin, and neck, massage it in and then leave it on whilst I drink that first coffee of the day. I then remove the product with a clean, damp facial cloth.

    I have not tried to remove my make up with the product yet as, to be honest, I haven't been wearing any during lockdown! If you do decide to use the product this way, I would avoid the eye area and use your usual eye make up remover instead.

    The verdict?

    • The Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter definitely leaves my skin feeling clean, fresh, and hydrated (but not greasy) which I love as I have dry/oily combination skin.
    • I have not noticed that my skin looks more radiant but then my skin is not dull or lacklustre at the moment, more so in autumn and winter months so this product will be useful to try then.

    I would say that this product is ideal for anyone who has normal, dry, dry/oily combination skin and possibly even oily skin. It is also going to be a winner for those who prefer a hydrating cleanser which does not strip the skin and those who enjoy a multi-purpose product.

    Will I repurchase?
    Definitely! I love the texture and the results and am intrigued to use this product during the cooler months when my skin definitely becomes more ashy, dull and lacklustre.

    The cost of the Elemis Superfood AHA Glow Cleansing Butter is £30 for 90ml and is available on the Elemis website.

    Stay tuned for more skincare reviews as I have been spoiling myself and the treatment room to some new goodies.

    Unti next time, stay safe



  2. Stress Awareness Month April (2)

    Hi Everyone

    I hope you are all well and enjoying the start of Spring!

    Today is the start of Stress Awareness month and to celebrate I have a month long 1 hr Stress Relieving Pick and Mix offer available for just £35.   I also have a range of 1 off or courses of holistic treatments, bach flower remedies, customised aromatherapy products, destress with aromatherapy ebook and a 28 day stress management challenge, which can all help you to manage your stress levels.  Please head over to my Stress Management  pages for more information.

    As you know stress manifests itself in a myriad of ways and can have a negative impact on your emotional, psychological and physical health.  The best way to start to reduce and manage your stress levels is to identify your stressors and to work out an action plan to either eliminate those sources of stress or to find ways of reducing the stressful impact that those issues have upon you.  Finding precious me time to engage in relaxing, enjoyable actitivies is also important.

    Personally I enjoy yoga, going to the gym, going for walks in nature, getting a regular monthly massage and listening to relaxing music to help me reduce my stress levels. I also do my best to talk about any stressful experiences that inevitably occur on a day to day basis in this whirlwind society we live in. I avoid getting too involved in local, national or world news as I know this is a source of stress for me.

    If you are serious about reducing your stress levels, you may be interested in doing the 28 Day Stress Management Challenge

    This is ideal for anyone who:

    Feels that their stress levels are too high and would like to reduce them
    Is ready to take the necessary action steps to change stressful situtions in their life for the next month and beyond.
    Has the time and committment to integrate regular relaxation activities into their daily or weekly routine.

    • Learn about stress and the stress response
    • Identify the sources of your stress and prioritise stressful areas of your life to tackle
    • Set goals and create your own practical action plan to change situations which are causing you to experiene an uncomfortable level of stress
    • Identify the way in which your mind, body and emotions are affected by stress.
    • Learn 9 simple, quick (less than 15 mins) and effective relaxation activities that you can do anywhere as long as you can have a short break to do them.
    • You will build your own resilience to stress and devise your own relaxation and stress reduction activity plan.
    • You will learn how to review and restart your stress management process for the next month and beyond.
    • This is a home study course and is ideally suited to anyone of any age or gender who:
    • You will be provided with a Manual with step by step action for 4 weeks and a relaxation MP3 which you can listen to on your phone or other device.

    To get you started, here is a simple ritual you could follow at home:

    De-Stress Ritual

    Enjoy, until next time!