skincare

Boots Ingredients Rooibos Sheet Mask

Would you believe I have a mask drawer? Have a variety of mask types, mainly for hydration but I think I have a mask for every skin scenario! I love sheet masks as I find them especially good for my dry skin.

Boots Ingredients Rooibos Sheet Mask Tasha's Face energising and revitalising

The Boots Rooibos sheet mask promises to be “energising & revitalising” and my dry skin does need extra help revitalising. The question is, would extra hydration with a simple hyaluronic mask be enough or do I need the extra boost from the rooibos? Let’s face it, “energising & revitalising” is quite vague!

 

“Rooibos” means red bush and you might have heard of it from the tea. I drink rooibos tea because it doesn’t have caffeine and I don’t put milk in my tea. You can also get different flavours. I have to say, my love of the tea partly persuaded me to buy this mask.

 

Instructions are to cleanse, apply, relax for 15 minutes then massage in the excess.

 

The mask itself was soft and easy to apply and it stayed securely on my face. It was a good fit but was quite close to my eyes (it says to avoid contact with eyes which was tricky). My poor child couldn’t figure out what happened to his mummy. He didn’t know whether to laugh or run away!

 

The mask looked a little yellow but I think (and hope) that was because of the “red bush”.

 

The pack says the colour may vary due to the natural ingredients. Depending on what you would call natural, I recognise water, glycerin, grapefruit extract, and orange flower extract. It contains added fragrance. Other ingredients are in the photo and “aspalathus linearis extract” is the red bush ingredient.

Boots Ingredients Rooibos Sheet Mask Tasha's Face energising and revitalising

The mask felt cooling on my face to the extent of being a little chilly but it was tolerable for the 20 minutes I kept in on. Afterwards I massaged the excess into my face and used the serum from the packet on my neck. I didn’t need to moisturise my face with anything else which was a pleasant surprise.

 

My face had more colour to it once I had removed the mask. I have no idea if the rooibos in there slightly darkened my skin (I’ve never put the tea on my skin before!) or that my skin looked healthier thanks to the hydration boost. Either way, my skin was energised and revitalised, just as promised. The healthy look lasted until I went to bed so not particularly long-lasting. I think this mask is best for a quick boost before going out.

 

I am intrigued about the colour aspect. Maybe I’ll buy one more to see if it has the same effect. If it does, then the Boots Rooibos sheet mask will probably become a repeat purchase because my complexion becomes so sallow in the winter and I need all the help I can get!

 

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Signs of ageing: What does this mean?

ageing, tashas's face, blue light, skin care, darker skin

I decided to write this post after becoming fed up with being told we need to fight the “signs of aging”. Skin is meant to age, just as the rest of our body does, but it seems this is not allowed.

The real trigger point was a Sunday Times Style magazine article (28th Nay 2017) called “Is your screen killing your skin?” by Claire Coleman. The first paragraph ended with “But if the prospect of a sleepless night isn’t enough to have you powering down, would the news that this type of light could also be prematurely ageing your skin have you reaching for the off button?”

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makeup, skincare

Hot Summer Makeup: Tasha’s Top Tips

Shiesedo Ibuki Quick Fix Mist, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, Iman Lip Stain, Avène Eau Thermale, Evolve Satin Leg Gloss, Max Factor False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara and Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
Shiesedo Ibuki Quick Fix Mist, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse, Iman Lip Stain, Avène Eau Thermale, Evolve Satin Leg Gloss, Max Factor False Lash Effect Waterproof Mascara and Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

On occasion, it gets quite hot in the UK and no, we can’t cope! There’s a good reason for this; as we only get hot weather for about 4 weeks in a year, air conditioning is seen as a luxury rather than a necessity.

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The Bel Age Anti-Ageing Health and Beauty Show 2016: Stands, products and advice

Lancom Hydra Zen Genefique Terre Verdi Bionix London Marine Cleanser
Lancome, Terre Verdi and Bionix London goodies

So here’s my third and final post on the Bel Age Anti-Ageing Show (the others are here and here). One of the best things about going to shows is that you can discover new brands and find out more about existing brands.  The people on the stands will have good product knowledge, can offer advice and for smaller brands, you might even get to meet the founders/makers!

At Lancôme, I was asked what my skin concerns are. I don’t think I have any huge problems – dry cheeks, oily nose, dullness in winter. I was advised to exfoliate, which I hadn’t bothered to do for some time.  Exfoliating has several advantages:

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