Can you afford the luxury skin care brands ?

Sisley

YES !! Under $10 per month !!!
I recently discovered, luxury skin care brand Sisley, is offering a monthly subscription and it only cost $100 for 12 months. The beauty box includes 5 samples, and of the 5 samples, 2 are deluxe. It’s a great way for people to try this super luxury brand.

This is the best way for anyone who wants to experience Sisley before making the investment. Yes i said investment, as the price of Sisley is very high. As for the results, I only enjoyed a couple of the products, and based on the price of the full size, I would not buy them on a regular basis. However, the beauty box is definitely worth the money, and getting the opportunity to try the products for a small monthly investment before you buy is very good.

I like to share the boxes I received and why i really enjoy them.

August Box:

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Tropical Resins Mask :
A deeply purifying mask with absorbent, cleansing and astringent properties for a clean, radiant complexion.

Mr. Jan’s Thought:
Always apply the eye gel or eye lotion around the eye before use any clay mask. Apply thicker layer for best results

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Black Rose Cream Mask:
A cream mask that has been specifically formulated to instantly provide the skin with a youthful and energized look.

Mr. Jan’s Thought:
For the dry skin no need to rise or wipe off. For oil skin you can use this as face cream
love the scents and make my skin look and feel amazing next day.

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Eye & Lip Contour Balm 
A gel texture to address the sensitive area around the eyes & lips that hydrates, reduces the appearance of fine lines, dryness and under-eye puffiness.

Mr. Jan’s Thought:
honestly any eye cream can be use as lip balm ..just saying

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Phyto – Touche Tinted Body Sun Glow Gel 
For a customized tan in 5 minutes flat.

Mr. Jan’s Thought:
Always exfoliate  before apply this for the best results

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Eau De Campagne Bath & Shower Gel 
Fresh, bright, sparkling, green, citrusy, chic. A foamy gel cleanser to soften and tone the skin while it cleanses.

Mr. Jan’s Thought:
Always use shower puff so you use less and get more foam.

 

*Above information from Sisley Webstie

 

Cellcosmet Cellular Sheet Masks Review

Cellcosmet is a Switzerland skincare launched in 1980.  It was inspired by the medical application developed in 1931 by the founder of cellular therapy, Swiss Professor Paul Niehans. In 1987, Cellcosmet discovered The CellControlTM method means that cellular material can be kept in its active state for months at a time, thanks to the use of a stabilizing liquid especially developed by scientists at Cellap Laboratoire.  The technology is now in all Cellcosmet products to offer most effective and best adapted treatment for stimulating skin revitalization. (Information provided by http://www.cellap.ch/en/cellulotherapy/revitalisation_technique#.VKRarpF12yM)

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I tried the Cellular Sheet mask (Eye Mask). This mask kit costs $450 for 5 pieces.
The company stated: immediate and visible results form the very first application. Giving you a younger, fresher and more rested looking appearance, crow’s feet are plumed, dark circle and under eye bags are visibly reduced and eyelids appear lifted.

Active Ingredients:

  • Hibiscus oligopeptides : intensely hydrate*, relax and smooth expression lines
    Principle Active Ingredients of the Cellular Serum.
  • Active Stabilised Bio-Integral Cells (15%): revitalizing, rebalancing
  • Expert Hyaluron Complex: very moisturising*, plumping, instant smoothing effect, restructuring, encourages cellular regeneration, forms a supportive mesh
  • Long-lasting HydraPulp Complex: restores loss of volume, redensifies the skin through moisturisation and intensively refreshes
  • Panthenol: with its well-documented healing properties
  • Extract of Chrysantellum: draining and reviving
  • Restructuring Anti-Dark Circles Complex: lightening,  derived from peptides
  • Dermo-Relaxing Peptide Complex: reduces expression lines

I follow the instruction and here are my review and thoughts:

I applied the eye mask on clean skin as you can see in the below images. My biggest concerns are dark circle and sagging eyelid. During the 15 minutes, I feel a little itching around my eye area but it goes a way after a few minutes. My skin is telling me something is working hard on my skin. The mask texture feels a little sticky. After 15 minutes, I removed the mask and apply it on my eyelid but 70% of mask already dried out 🙁 I still left it on eyelid for about 10 minutes. The mask completely dried out.  After I removed the eye mask, I can feel little tightness around eye. I am sure this is supposed to be firming.

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Well as you can see , I really don’t see huge difference. I know this is just my first time using it, but for $90 a pair eye mask, I feel the results should be better. Did you see any difference?
By the way, I know the lighting is a little off but if you look at the texture and sagging lids, you probably can’t tell the difference.

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The biggest question is: how much would you pay in the cosmetic department for the fountain of youth?

 

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana Skincare Aurealux

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I am so exciting about the AUREALUX skincare collection by Dolce & Gabbana. The name Aurealux is inspired from the latin term for Gold or “Aurea” which has played a sigificant part of the Dolce & Gabbana image and has been a element of their fashion for many years, and Lux or “Light” represents a desired radiance from the skin. This product is very new and so my opinions are based on the initial release.

The key ingredients of Aurealux are Gold Silk Cocoon from the East, rich and nourishing Olive Oil from the West, and Vitamin B3 inspired by the wheat fields of southern Sicily. Dolce & Gabbana science has isolated the life fostering qualities of the extremely rare and resilient Gold Silk Cocoon into an exclusively sourced Gold Silk Sericin. Gold Flavo Silk Tricomplex offers radiance, smooth texture and contour for your skin.

There are total Five (5) products in this collection : Aurealux Essence , Aurealux Serum , Aurealux  Cream, Aurealux Eye Gel and Auealux Mask. I have only used three of the five products to date.

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D&G Aurealux Serum

Aurealux Serum (Radiance Elixir) 1.0 oz $ 129.00
Hydrates to boost skin radiance and actively helps improve firmness over time. I would said this is a super light weight serum, it penetrate to your skin soon after you apply and it has floral scent.

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Aurealux Cream (Radiance Moisturizer) 1.6oz $129.00
A cream that almost feel like a  cream gel texture , this cream helps radiantly even tone, smooth texture and sensually contoured shape. The floral scent is little more richer than the serum

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Aurealux Eye Gel (Instant Revitaliser) 0.5oz $ 72.00
This eye gel offer instantly revitalizes, refresh and soothes tired looking eyes. This is also my favorite of the three products. As you can see in the picture above, the gel texture has a bounce back technology. After you remove the required amount of product, the surface of the unused portion of the product will “bounce back” and return to a smooth surface. This is super cool technology. The products floral scent is so light that you will hardly smell it. This gel is perfect for any one who has oily skin and it can be use under make up.

In addition to the Aurealux collection, Dolce & Gabbana also is offering the Essential collection. The Essential collection includes cleansing and protection products including, Essential Cleansing Gel, Essential Cleansing Milk, Essential Cleansing Oil, Essential Cleansing Water, Essential Eye Make Up Remover, Essential Exfoliator, Essential Toner and Essential UV cream.

Overall I love the packaging of this collection, it look so beautiful and elegant. As for the results, I immediately experienced a very smooth and soft feeling. The next day, I still felt the effects of these products. If you like Dolce & Gabbana make up, D&G has carried their theme through to the skin care, creating a very elegant and classy packaging. If you love D&G products, you will love their skin care.

In the USA , Dolce & Gabbana Skin Care is only available select Saks Fifth Avenue