Can Vitamins Help Me Stay Looking Young?

As we head towards winter, many of us start to think about modifying our skin care regimes. Skin can become dry, in need of a little boost and the summer glow we managed to achieve can quickly start to fade.

Apparently vitamins and minerals can prevent and reduce wrinkles and support the health of our skin so I decided to give Evelle a try. It’s a nutritional supplement from Pharma Nord, which claims to improve the appearance and health of skin, hair and nails from within.

Evelle combines essential nutrients vitamins C and E, selenium, zinc and biotin. We struggle to get many of these vitamins and minerals in our modern day diet. Selenium, for example, is found in very low quantities in UK soils and cooking processes also deplete chromium from food, meaning many of us Brits are deficient.

All of these nutrients help to protect our cells from oxidative stress from free radicals. Free radicals, generated within the body as well as by exposure to environmental toxins and UV light, damage the skin by degrading collagen and elastin, which are responsible for maintaining the structure and elasticity of skin. The result is lines and wrinkles.

Evelle also contains plant extract Pycnogenol which works as a natural antioxidant, binding with collagen and elastin and protecting skin from various harmful enzymes.

 

 

I’ve only been using them for a couple of weeks and already I have noticed my skin feels much softer and less dry, which is handy seeing as we are coming into the colder months!

I do believe that nutrients, vitamins and minerals in the right quantities can really help our insides and outsides so I am definitely going to persist with this to see if it helps!

 

I was sent these tablets to test for the purpose of this review. No payment was received and all opinions are honest and my own.

 

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Review: Q10 Day & Night Cream, Bio-Quinone Q10 and Replen10 Masks

As the eldest sister of this duo, I’m the most relevant one to review these anti-ageing creams and supplements, so apologies if I don’t write as well as our beauty expert Nat!

I turned the big 30 a few months ago and have started to notice grey hairs, dry skin and all the other lovely little changes that are starting to occur to my ageing body and it’s not the nicest feeling.

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Replen10 have a unique range of masks for your face, eyes and even your mouth to help improve the look of your skin and wrinkles.

Their Wrinkle Reducing Eye Masks are incredibly intensive and are designed to help reduce the visibilty of fine lines and to reduce any dark bags under the eye which I have most days!

Their Wrinkle Reducing Face Masks are similar but also aim to improve the skin tone and even have an after-sun repairing action.

The Wrinkle Reducing Lip Masks focus on improving the skin and reducing fine lines around the mouth, which is particularly important for any smokers out there to avoid looking like you’re sucking on a lemon permanently!

I was impressed with these products particularly because they gave me an excuse to kick back, relax and enjoy a good face mask which is something I haven’t done since having a child. My face felt softer and more plump after using them so I would recommend them to anyone who is starting to notice wrinkles appearing.

Pharma Nord’s have some anti-ageing products and I was lucky enough to sample their Q10 Day and Night creams and their Bio-Quinone Q10 supplements.

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The day and night creams are paraben-free and have lots of lovely, natural moisturising ingredients. The day cream aims to help dry skin and loss of collagen which keeps our skin nice and plump. It’s described as an intense moisturiser, and after sampling it for one week I’m not sure if it is intense enough for me.

I hate how tight my face feels after it’s been washed so love a moisturiser that instantly softens it, but this one took a couple of applications to get that feeling. Other than that, I really like how light it is and non-greasy and that the ingredients are natural, because this is something hard to find!

The night cream aims to regenerate skin overnight and is more intensive than the day cream. I could definitely tell that it is a thicker cream and I did wake up with soft skin, so it did what it claimed!

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Sun Sense SPF50 Face and Lip Products

SunSense recently sent me three of their new reformulated products to try. I received Anti-ageing face spf50, Anti-ageing face matte spf50 and lip balm spf50.   

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SunSense is the UK’s number one prescribed sunscreen, as it has the highest sun protection factor, and protects against both UVA and UVB radiation. They are also the number one suncare formulated to Australian standards.

“Their extensive range has products for everyone, and has been specially formulated using high quality ingredients that quickly bond to skin. Each product is unique in its formulation, and some have recently been reformulated to meet stringent new laws on the labelling of sunscreens in Australia.”

Product What I liked about both the anti-ageing face and face matte, were as well as being light weight and spf50, they didn’t leave my skin oily or with a white sheen like a lot of high factor products have done!

The matte version was my favourite as I love a complete shine free matte finish on my face.

The lotions quickly absorbed into my skin leaving it soft and smooth, with no nasty smell due to them being fragrance free. Very simple to use too, simply shake well and apply a small amount over the face, neck and chest.

As well as providing anti-ageing benefits and high protection, they also contain AHAs, vitamins E and B3, helping to fight signs of lines and wrinkles.

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The lip balm was a surprise, I thought it was going to leave my lips tacky and uncomfortable due to the high sun protection but I was wrong. The balm glided on nicely with the attached applicator and left my lips silky smooth  thanks to the added vitamin E.

Feature 01 To view the full range of products or to get more info go to SunSense

“All opinions on this review are my own and I did not receive any payment to write this. Nat x”