You Beauty Discovery Box – February

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My chosen products for February’s ‘You Beauty Discovery Box’ were:

Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue
Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment

As normal there were a couple of little extras thrown in including a sachet of Charles Worthington Instant Amplifying Volume Treatment and a mini bag of Beyond Dark chocolate.

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Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue

Australian botanical brand Jurlique is one that I have never used before, but again seen some good reviews of various products here and there. I though I would give the Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue a try, as my skin has been so dry over the last month and nothing I have used has even touched the surface! I apply serum and moisturiser in the morning but by the afternoon my skin is dry and tight  again. The Calendula Redness Rescue promises to help restore skin whilst comforting and hydrating. As well as the Calendula which helps to provide a defense against sensitised skin, it also contains Evening Primrose, Macadamia, Rose Hip and Avocado Oils. These ingredients are all rich in essential fatty acids which help to provide optimum hydration and skin barrier protection benefits.  When I first dispensed the cream, I was a bit surprised by the strong yellow colour but as soon as I felt the oily texture, I knew it would be good for my skin type!

It’s a really rich consistency and it instantly plumped up my skin making it feel less tight. It also continues to work throughout the day and definitely makes my skin feel a lot more comfortable than it has done for the past few weeks. I am just in the process of ordering the full size off their website, which incidentally retails at £28 for 40ml ( a pretty reasonable price for good skin I think!)

I am really pleased I chose this sample for my box and I am looking at the other products in the range now too! For more information visit Jurlique

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Charles Worthington has come a long way since ‘Big Shampoo’ which is probably the last time I used the brand. I do like a bit of body and bounce in my hair, so I was happy to give this a try. This treatment is applied after shampoo like a conditioner. It is a jelly like consistency so you have to be careful when dispensing as it is really slippery and I lost most of it in the bottom of the shower! I distributed what was left of the product throughout my hair like it said and left for 30 seconds before rinsing. It did leave my hair a bit knotty afterwards but my hair is very tangle prone when wet. I then blow dried my hair (upside down for a bit, as was recommended) and it was a lot fuller once dry. I was impressed with this product as it made my hair full and bouncy but without the overloaded product feel you get with some volumising products. Definitely one to use before a night out! The Instant Amplifying Volume Treatment currently retails at £14.99.

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Finally, the Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment, another product I have been wanting to try for a while, after receiving rave reviews on other beauty blogs. It has also recently won the accolade of ‘World’s Best Facemask’ via Elle 2014 International Beauty Awards. It is essentially a mud mask which helps to draw out impurities from the skin, but also exfoliates the skin and leaves it looking smoother, brighter and softer. I applied and left on for 10 minutes before washing the product off which stimulated the exfoliation process. My skin looked a lot smoother after use and I think with regular use this will really improve the appearance of my skin! For more information visit Glamglow.

Once again the beauty box contained some yummy treats, this month in the form of ‘Beyond Dark, Moments of Pleasure’, dark orange flavoured chocolate drops which were very tasty and as they were dark chocolate, I didn’t feel as guilty eating the whole bag.

You can subscribe here to YOU Beauty Discovery Box for £6.95 per month including postage.

To check out the contents of previous You Beauty Discovery Boxes, see the links below:

October 2013

November 2013

December 2013

January 2014

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