Monday, 6 March 2017

SPOTLIGHT: Marie Claire Ageless Parcel - February 2017...

The latest Marie Claire Ageless Parcel arrived last week - as always I couldn't contain myself till I'd opened it, and as always, it was a delight to see what goodies were inside. Some of these boxes are a tad more exciting than others, but all of them are astoundingly good value, and this quarterly offering is an absolute delight. With four full-size products and one generous sample, the RRP of the contents is around $105, and for an outlay of $25, and specifically targeting my particular ageing issues, I expect to be subscribed to these forever ...



Revlon UniqOne Hair Treatment (150ml, RRP $29.95)
Only available in salons. this is a leave-in spray treatment that targets 10 problem areas, and having used it today after colouring my hair, I can certainly confirm there are immediate benefits from this potently scented (but dissipates quickly) formula - sure am looking forward to the long term ones. Instructions say to spray over damp hair, but it comes out like a foam, so I just mixed about five squirts in my palms and ran my hands over my hair, paying special attention to the highlighted sections which are the most damaged. After blow drying, my tresses are softer and silkier, with loads of shine ..

Just prior to publishing, I noticed that I'd accidentally photographed the Italian language side of the box in the pic above (whoops!), so here's the English translation, plus the list of ingredients...



Jergens Age Defying Multi-Vitamin Moisturiser (250ml, RRP $6.99)
The skin on my bod is pretty much dryish all year round, but during Winter, it becomes twice as moisture-starved. Having used this today after my shower, I reckon I'll have no such issues this cold season - LOVE the fresh flower scent of this body lotion, it absorbs completely after 30 seconds, and leaves my skin feeling supple and completely hydrated. According to the blurb, it triples (whoa!) the moisture content of the skin if you keep using it - yes please, I'm in! ...


L'Occitane Precious Cream (50ml, RRP $85, sample 8ml, value $13.60)

LOVE L'Occitane products, so I was super happy to find this bubby jar in the box. If this is anything like the stunning Immortelle range (the ones in the yellow packaging), which I trialled for beautyheaven some years ago, I'll be as happy as a clam. The container is too small for a list of ingredients, but here's what the box insert has to say ...
I have a stack of part-finished moisturisers to clear, so I'm saving this for a cold rainy day when I want to give myself a truly luxurious treat ...


 Redwin Coconut Balm (25g, RRP $5.99)

At first I thought this was a lip balm, but it turns out to be one of those multi-purpose healers - can be used on insect bites, burns, rashes and cuts. It's a thick clear gel that smells exactly like fresh coconut, and it's made with 100% organic coconut oil. There's also papaya fruit, jojoba, sunflower, marigold and carrot oils in the list of ingredients, plus it's 100% vegan friendly, and not tested on animals. There's a whole stack of horrors that are NOT included as well, like SLS, parabens, mineral oils and petroleum jelly. So far I've only used it on my lips, and they're thanking me for it already ...


Elucent Anti-Aging Eye Cream (15ml RRP $49.99)
Chuffed to see this old favourite included in the selection. Used this entire range some years ago and loved it, but you know me and how fickle I am with skin care, I moved on to trying out a whole heap of others from the gazillion available on the market. Still I'm delighted to have the opportunity to revisit this gem. It's fragrance-free and contains 4% glycolic acid, so it packs quite a punch in the battle against fine lines and wrinkles. There's also vitamins B3, C & E in the mix, and I love that there's an expiry date on both the box and the tube. Mine says Aug 2018, so I've plenty of time to get through all the part-used eye creams that are currently on my bench (four lol) ...

Another awesome collection from this resourceful and thoughtful panel - you can subscribe to the consistently brilliant Marie Claire Ageless Parcel at their new Beauty Crew home HERE...

What do you think lovelies - are you keen to try any of these products?

Take care of you,
kats xxx

P.S. Linking to Ingrid's very popular Monday Makeup Madness Link Up - come join me in the fun of discovering some new blogs to follow ♥...

16 comments:

  1. The Revlon hair treatment looks really good Kats x

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    1. I reckon it's a beauty Barbe - I've tried their hair colour before, but I didn't realise they made salon products. Looking forward to treatment #2 ♥♥♥

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  2. Such a good parcel - nice to see a variety of different products.

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    1. It's always excellent Lena - it's the only "box" I subscribe to, and I'm never disappointed xxx

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  3. The L'Occitane Precious Cream and the Revlon Hair Treatment look really appealing to me!

    Ingrid
    http://www.fabulousandfunlife.blogspot.com.au

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    1. I love L'Occitane anything Ingrid, and the Revlon treatment was a very pleasant surprise ♥x♥

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  4. A nice array of goodies to play with!

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    1. ...and we do so love to play hey Beth - this will keep me occupied for a while lol xxx

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  5. So many goodies ! I love l'occitane too and i am excited to know your opinion about the precious cream. Great picture by the way! I like how you coordinate the colors !

    clairetalksbeauty.com

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    1. Thanks so much Claire - I too love L'Occitane, but my wallet doesn't lol xxx

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  6. Nice selection of products, hun xx

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    1. There's always something interesting Indie, and it's a rare thing for me to not love all the contents of these boxes xxx

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  7. What a great value! I'm always so tempted by beauty boxes. I've heard good things about the Revlon hair product, it's on my list! xo

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    1. It's an awesome deal every quarter Amy - great to know you've heard of the Revlon treatment xxx

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  8. This is such a great box! I love the look and sound of the Redwin Coconut Balm. I have been loving multi purpose balms lately and my skin is loving them too :) x

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    1. It's really quite lovely Marisa - have yet to need it for anything other than shriveled lips, but I'm glad I'm prepared for anything else lol xxx

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