Review: Aurelia Aromatic Repair & Brighten Hand Cream 75ml | secondblonde


I’ve been using this NEW hand cream for one week and all I want to say is “WOW” I absolutely love it.

It promises to help deminish the signs of pigmentation and promote highly moisturised youthful looking hands and that is exactly what in my experience it delivers on.

As expected with AURELIA it does not contain any synthetic ingredients or mineral oils, free from all the usual nasties and of course not tested on animals. In line with the rest of this amazing probiotic range it includes essential oils – vetiver, ylang ylang, lavender and patchouli these come through and enlighten your senses I always feel so calm and grounded when I first apply this hand cream to my hands and elbows. When applied it does take a few minutes to absorb, at first I thought I was going to find it too greasy for my liking however, once it absorbs it’s perfect. I would also say it lasts for at least one hand wash! It’s kept my hands very hydrated, happy and youthful looking. The key ingredients benefit my skin in so many ways:

Sea Daffodile – helps to improve or prevent any pigmentation.

Cassia Senna – mimics hyaluronic acid keeping my hands hydrated for hours.

Baobab – is omega rich keeping my skin suitably nourished.

Kigelia Africana – has natural firming properties which help with the tell tell signs of ageing. 

Red Algae – protects chapped skin.

I really recommend this cream as you can also use it on dry patches such as elbows, knees etc plus you get the essential oil calming/uplifting benefits so it’s also a good multi use product to travel with.

Aurelia is available to purchase at the beautiful beauty hall at Liberty here it costs £28 so it’s not cheap but in my opinion worth every penny.

Secondblonde x

Review:Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Toner 200ml

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I won this product in the Beauty Lottery that Liberty Beauty Hall hold’s annually. If you don’t already know the brand Aesop it’s a beautiful and practical hybrid of old school and new tech disciplines. The brown bottles which are unmistakably Aesop are blown glass that protects the product from UV rays enabling them to use fewer preservatives.

I find this toner to be quite calming on my skin and the lavender stem and blue chamomile is quite a comforting smell, for those expecting it to smell of actual parsley it doesn’t. It is for all skin types and includes botanical extracts to calm, balance and even out skin tone.

I choose to sweep this across my skin after cleansing on a cotton pad however you can use it as a splash if preferred. At first there is a slight stickiness that goes away as soon as it’s absorbed leaving my skin feeling fresh, calm and smooth ready for my face serum.

So far so good, I’m really enjoying the results on my skin from this toner as I continue to use it I will update you on my skin tone. I also love how it looks so cool on my shelf. You can buy it here or check out other products in the range.

Have you used any of the facial products from Aesop? I’d love to hear about them.

Secondblonde x