As I have mentioned in previous posts skincare is still a bit of an un-explored area both in terms of blogging and in real life. It’s taken me a good 29 years to truly embrace taking care of my skin and this year in particular I have had the pleasure of trying out all manner of products. None so luxurious as the ones I bring you in today’s post though- SkinChemists
recently sent me over a few products from their Advanced Caviar range to try out and whilst each of these products retails at between £82 and £85 each if you stick with me and read on you’ll find out how to claim a whopping 70% discount between now and the end of the year.
At first I wasn’t overly enamoured with the idea of caviar in my skincare, I had a vision of lumpy fish eggs in my mind that I couldn’t shake. However, reassured that this wasn’t what would turn up having read the science behind the product I decided to put my fears to one side and give it a shot!
Caviar is actually a highly nutritious marine complex that contains Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids which both balance and brighten the appearance of the skin whilst protecting against harmful UVA and UVB rays. Packed full of vitamins and minerals caviar saturates your skin with goodness and boosts collagen production to firm and smooth the skin.
So, lets see how I fared…
First up is the Advanced Caviar Hand Mosituriser*
(£82). The hands are one of the first parts of your body to show signs of ageing and mine were far from being in tip-top condition due to the cold weather and general neglect. This hand cream contains caviar extract (of course) as well as seaweed extract and coconut oil. It smells incredible, that’s the first thing to note. It’s a gentle scent, fresh and for want of a better word…posh. This has worked absolute wonders on my cold, dry and chapped hands and I’ve been using it every night before bed without fail. It’s pretty much a miracle worker- which I suppose you’d expect from a hand cream costing £82- I almost didn’t want to love it just because it’s so far out of my normal price range I won’t be able to replace it indefinitely!
The Advanced Caviar Duo Moisturiser
(£84) is a blend of caviar extract, neroli oil and seabuckthorn fruit oil and claims to provide natural nutrition and protection for your skin whilst leaving it revived and hydrated.
I often find at this time of year my skin becomes quite tight feeling from central healing and since I’ve been using this moisturiser twice daily since it arrived that has lessened. Again it’s a wonderful smelling product and I would say my skin is definitely looking brighter from it- not an easy achievement for me at this time of year. I’ve been struggling a lot with random blemishes lately as well which have been getting me down but since using this (and it could of course be coincidence but I choose to think not) they are finally clearing up!
Finally we have the Advanced Caviar Facial Serum
(£85). Again this of course contains caviar extract along with seaweed extract and aloe vera to boost, hydrate and smooth the skin. Out of the three products this is probably my favourite. There is something so luxurious about skincare serums and with it’s fresh, light scent this makes me think of being in a salon when I use it. I’ve been using this as part of my night time skin care regime (oh yeah, I actually have one now!) and I’ve noticed a definite reduction in the fine lines around my eyes as well as my skin generally feeling a lot clearer and less irritated by the cold air and central heating.
As I mentioned above, I really didn’t want to love these products purely because of the price but I am so glad I got to try them as they have made such a difference. It’s made me realise that some things are 100% worth splurging on as I haven’t found any other product that makes such a visible difference to my skin and that in turn gives me a much needed confidence boost.
If you’re itching to try these or to treat someone special to a real skin care treat for Christmas (imagine your mum’s face as she unwraps one of these luxe tubes!) then you can a HUGE 70% off of the Advanced Caviar products (note, it’s only the advanced caviar products, not the wild caviar) by entering the code CAVBLOG1 between now and the end of the year. This makes the products closer to the £20 mark so now is definitely the time to buy!
Let me know if you do make a purchase and what you think. Also feel free to leave your skincare recommendations in the comments.