One of the luxury skincare world’s most beloved lines has recently celebrated a milestone anniversary.
I have always wanted to try Guerlain’s products since they are known for being ultra luxurious, so when I got the Zoom invite to one of their newest launches and the best way to apply it, I was instantly jumping with excitement.
The brand is known for their Abielle Royale line, which features the repairing properties of honey and the science behind skin repair mechanisms. This line is designed to combat the signs of aging, wrinkles, and sagging skin.
This line uses the power of honey to help repair the skin and targets the micro-tears behind wrinkles and skin sagging to help turn back the clock. There was about 10 years of research behind this line and they recently released a new product to add to their amazing line up.
The Abeille Royale Anti-Aging Fortifying Lotion Toner (C$90) is a water-like toner that is designed to balance, support, and protect skin from visible signs of aging, pollution, and stress. It is also designed to reduce skin dehydration by 30 per cent. It is ideal for normal, dry, combination, and oily skin and is a lightweight lotion that you apply after your cleanser.
The formula is made up of their exclusive royal jelly, which was inspired by bees and is rich in nutrients to nurture the skin, as well as a collection of bee products and honey. It also has ouessant honey, which is rich in amino acids, trace elements, and high in fructose content that helps to revitalize the skin.
Pair this new lotion with their two oils. Start first with the Youth Watery Anti-Aging Oil (C$129/30 ml), which is a facial oil that works as a serum, an oil, and a toner to visibly smooth, plump and revitalize the skin.
Ideal for normal, dry, combination, and oily skin, this oil targets skincare concerns like loss of firmness and elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles, and dullness and uneven texture. It has similar ingredients to the toner, as well as commiphora oil, which is rich in active molecules that help with skin renewal.
Finally, for the ultimate in luxury, use a few pumps of the Abeille Royale Double R Serum (C$278), which is a treatment to fight the signs of aging.
This unique product features two serums that dispense as one and gives you a lifting effect, as well as amazing skin benefits. This product is a soft-peel formula that creates the look of new skin by supporting skin’s natural renewal cycle. With regular use your skin should look more radiant and lifted, as well as smoother, smaller pores, and more elastic.
There are a few more products in this line as well, but this trio is what the brand calls their golden skincare trio. When used together these will leave your skin with a radiant lit-from-within glow. The lotion hydrates skin and leaves it supple, the Youth Watery Oil plumps and smoothes, and the Double R Serum lifts and resculpts, leaving you with younger-looking skin.
So should you take the plunge? No doubt, these items are expensive, but when it comes to skincare, I do often find that you need to invest to get good results (although I will say that there are so many amazing drugstore and affordable brands out there right now). The amount of research and the quality of ingredients definitely justify the high price tag and if you can justify it, then the splurge is totally worth it.
Have you tried the Guerlain Abeille Royale line?
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One of the things I was most looking forward to when visiting Montreal was the excuse to actually wear makeup again.
I had a full five months worth of dates to catch up on, and considering all the products I get, I was really excited to put them to the test. My full-coverage makeup definitely got some wear, but the products that I reached for more often were definitely more light-coverage ones.
Maybe it was all the time in the sun or the fact that you have to wear a mask everywhere there (I’m actually just home back to Winnipeg today), but I just didn’t want a full face of makeup. I wanted my skin to breathe, and more than anything, I was just so lazy to wash it all off at the end of the night.
I had my IT Cosmetics CC Cream out here but also realized that I had the Rodial Skin Tint + SPF 20 also kicking around, which I got from a PR company in New York.
The Rodial Skin Tint + SPF 20 (C$45) is a medium-coverage tinted moisturizer that is designed to brighten and enhance your skin tone. I found this to work very similar to the IT Cosmetics version, but more lightweight on the face.
It contains amino peptides to target multiple signs of aging. Just apply it to your face and watch it blend in wonderfully, leaving you with a light feel and a long wear. It’s also buildable, meaning that you can customize the experience depending on what you’re in the mood for.
This product is available in six shades and I have the shade New York, the second lightest one which I found matched me perfectly (even with a slight tan still). I apply this with a foundation brush for a radiant finish that really does last all day on the skin. I really like the amount of coverage this gives me and by the end of my trip, I was reaching for this more than my other true foundations. I liked the way it made my skin look (great coverage and an awesome glow), plus it really does last all day on your skin.
Looking at the before and afters, honestly it looks like I’m wearing a full-coverage foundation, but I just have this product on my skin. Like I said, I also find it more lightweight than the IT Cosmetics CC Cream, so this would be a great alternative if you aren’t really a makeup person, but are looking for something you can throw on your skin everyday.
Have you tried Rodial’s Skin Tint?
Please note, I was sent these products from PR. All opinions are my own.
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Okay, so it’s a no brainer that with all this mask wearing, our skin is in need of some extra TLC. Swap out your face mask for a different one full of skincare benefits that will help to protect your skin against “maskne” and other irritating factors.
I have an abundance of masks in my collection and truthfully, you can never really have enough. Just like other skincare products, every mask is different and there are so many different formulas out there that target different skincare concerns.
Every Sunday I like to put on a mask to help reset my skin for the week, but occasionally I will throw one on during the week as well in the morning to energize my skin for the day ahead. I have a few here in Montreal that I’ve been rotating in and out, and if you are on the hunt for a new one, then keep reading..
Tula Detox in a Jar Exfoliating Treatment Mask
Being the Tula freak I am, when I pulled out their Detox in a Jar Exfoliating Treatment Mask ($48 USD) out of a box when unpacking my beauty products from New York, I was excited to find it in there. I’ve tried a few of their masks but wasn’t aware of this one, making it even more exciting to try.
This blue clay-based mask is geared to exfoliate and detox skin, leaving it noticeably smoother and softer. It contains bentonite clay to exfoliate and draw out impurities, lactic acid to exfoliate and fight the look of dull skin, blueberry extract to hydrate and even out skin tone, turmeric root to reduce the appearance of inflammation, and probiotics to create a barrier to lock in moisture.
Apply this to the face, leave on for at least five minutes then rinse off to reveal bright skin.
Bliss In the Honey Mega Moisturizing Lavender Honey Mask
I’ve always had a thing for Bliss products after trying them out when I stayed at the W Montreal many many years ago. I thought their products were so luxurious and delicious smelling, plus the branding is so cute.
The Bliss In The Honey Mega Moisturizing Lavender Honey mask ($16 USD) is an intensely moisturizing honey mask (making it perfect for the chilly temps on the horizon). It contains honey and lavender oil to give you an instant boost of hydration and super soft skin.
Apply this to your skin, leave on for five to 10 minutes then rinse off to reveal bright skin. It’s great for super dry or irritated skin since it gets rid of dullness.
Other key ingredients include Acacia Honey, which protects against oxidative and environmental damage; honey extract to boost moisture and radiance; propolis extract to balance, heal, and soothe skin; squalene to prevent against moisture loss; cocoa seed extract to protect against damage; and lavender oil to calm the skin.
Apply this to your skin, leave on for five to 10 minutes then rinse off to reveal a bright and soft complexion. It’s great for super dry or irritated skin since it gets rid of dullness.
Volition Beauty Detoxifying Silt Gelee Mask
The Volition Beauty Detoxifying Silt Gelee Mask (C$79) is one of those masks that does it all. This mask is packed with nutrients to address a variety of issues. Pores looking and feeling clogged? Skin looking dull? Then this is the mask for you!
This mask contains black silt to cleanse and remove impurities from the skin, as well as plant-derived squalene to smooth skin and minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains jojoba oil to hydrate and nourish the skin.
In case you aren’t familiar with Volition Beauty, their line is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten free and is reef safe (plus all their packaging is recyclable). This mask comes with a sponge as well that you use to help remove the product after it dries on the face.
Out of the three masks, this one does feature the grossest-looking formula (to be blunt), however it was designed that way since the brand says it takes dirt to remove dirt.
I know that when it comes to skincare, there are a million products out there, so adding more products into your routine may be a lot. I highly recommend picking up a mask or two to really give your skin some TLC, especially with all this mask wearing we have been doing.
What is your favourite skincare mask?
Please note, products provided by PR, all opinions are my own.
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