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Showing posts with label Herbalife. Show all posts

New year, new plans for a healthier life

New year means new goals and new resolutions. While myself and Mr.H have made no resolutions as such, we both do have plans to eat healthier and keep fitter. This is not just for this year but hopefully to continue even after that. And now that we are nearing the end of the first month of 2017, I thought I would share some of the changes we have made to our lifestyle. Our routine may not work for everyone or may not be feasible for all, but you can tweak it to suit your personal preferences and your health goals.

Wake up early

It is a small change but one which once made a habit makes a lot of difference. Try getting up half an hour earlier than your current wake up time and soon you will notice the difference. Even the small difference will give you extra time - time you can use to fit in some exercise or meditation.


World Heart Day | 'Beta Heart' from Herbalife Nutrition

Today is World Heart Day - an initiative to raise awareness globally about cardiovascular diseases. The World Heart Foundation believes that looking after your heart starts by understanding your risks. So you need to make sure that you are aware of your health numbers like - blood glucose levels, blood pressure, cholesterol and BMI. All these when maintained at healthy levels will ensure that your heart is functioning properly and stays healthy. To learn more about cardiovascular diseases and to find out how heart healthy you are, visit:


5 Face Masks Suitable For Sensitised Skin

If, like me, you love skincare and feel like giving your skin a helping boost now and then, the best product to achieve this would be a face mask. If you are not into face masks, then I suggest you give them a try. Whether your skin is dull and tired, or stressed and irritated or you simply want an anti-ageing boost then a face mask is your go-to product. Face masks are a wonderful treat for the skin - they can cleanse, absorb excess oil, moisturise, plump up the skin and provide a glow. I enjoy using face masks a lot and in today's post I will share 5 face masks that work very well for my sensitised skin.

5 face masks that work very well for my sensitised skin.

Before using any face mask, it is essential that you prep your skin by cleaning it well. You can also use a toner to balance the skin and then apply the mask. If you plan to apply two or more masks at the same time (yes, you can layer your face masks) then begin with the exfoliating or purifying ones first (the Herbalife Mint Clay mask is a purifying mask). Then go for the moisturising (e.g. Masque Bar Green Tea mask), soothing (e.g. MaskerAide Weather Warrior) or hydrating mask (e.g. Vitage Age Defence). You can then follow up with your regular moisturiser based on your skin's hydration levels.

Face masks are available for a range of skin issues and not every mask works well for everyone. Based on my experience, here are 5 face masks that work well for sensitised skin.

1. Herbalife Purifying Mint Clay Mask : this is a lovely, creamy mask that absorbs excess oil and also removes dirt from the skin. The mask has a fresh, minty smell, is easy to apply and dries quickly. Removing it is a little time consuming but it doesn't disappoint in terms of performance. I use it when my facial skin goes oily during periods. It removes excess oil without drying but does leave the skin a bit tight. So, moisturisation is must after using this mask.
Price: £16.35 for 120ml

2. Vitage Age Defence Hydrating Mask : though creamy, the mask has a light-weight texture and is very easy to apply. Can be used as a 10-minute mask or left overnight for intense hydration. Contains a blend of hydrating and anti-ageing ingredients like Sodium Hyaluronate, Coconut and Almond Oil, Aloe vera, Vitamins A, C and E, Rosehip oil and Japanese Green Tea. I love the hydration the mask provides but am not very keen on the fragrance. It is not unpleasant but I am just not drawn to it. However, I use the mask for its hydration properties.
Price: £24.00 for 75ml

3. Masque Bar Green Tea Mask : this mask aims to reduce the appearance of dark spots and other pigmentation issues while providing a refreshing feeling. The mask is infused with Green tea extract, Phyto collagen and Vitamin E and helps to soothe and moisturise the skin. The mask is a wee bit smaller than other sheet masks that I have tried but it does have the right amount of serum and leaves my skin nourished and hydrated. Pricewise I think, this is a good buy in the sheet masks category.
Price: £9.99 for a pack of 3 masks

4. Diamond Facial Mask from L'Reve Cosmetics : a premium, luxury mask that contains ingredients like south sea pearl and diamond infusion. It retails for up to £1746 for a pack of 12 masks (nearly £145 per mask)! You can pick it up for massive discount from The mask is saturated in serum and the results are impressive. Intense hydration, skin appears plump and there is a also a fine glittery dusting left behind on the skin. Perfect as a pre-party treatment.
Price: £75.00 for a pack of 12 face masks

5. Sheet Face Masks from MaskerAide : drenched in a highly concentrated Argan Oil based serum, there are 6 masks in MaskerAide's current range. The masks are free from parabens, mineral oils, artificial fragrances and harsh dyes and all of them work nicely for sensitised skin. I love the trendy/fun packaging and the after-effects of the mask. My skin loves it too. These are perfect to carry on your travels.
Price: £5.00 each

A good face mask can do wonders for your tired and dull skin. If you have sensitised skin, try one of the five masks listed above. I have tested them and they are worth trying. If you have any recommendations on face masks for sensitised skin, please let me know in the comments section below.

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Refresh, Replenish and Rejuvenate with Herbalife Skin Products

Herbalife, who are well known as providers of nutritional products recently launched SKIN – a high performance range of skincare products that aim to work in creating a more youthful and healthier skin. The product range makes use of Vitamin B, Vitamins C & E and Aloe Vera as the key ingredients. Developed in conjunction with top dermatologists and ophthalmologists, the products are free from parabens and sulphates. The SKIN range relies on a good balance between the ingredients, botanicals and extracts to promote healthier-looking skin and long-term benefits of a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Refresh, Replenish and Rejuvenate with Herbalife Skin Products

I have been trialling 4 products from the SKIN range:
Polishing Citrus Cleanser (150ml) £19.25
Energizing Herbal Toner (50ml) £14.60
Purifying Mint Clay Mask (120ml) £16.35
Daily Glow Moisturiser (30ml) £32.65

Let's begin with the cleanser.

Formulated with Vitamin B3, Vitamins C and E and Aloe Vera, Orange oil, Grapefruit oil and Jojoba Esters, the Polishing Citrus Cleanser is impressive. It has a lovely scent, removes the excess oil and dirt and leaves the skin feeling refreshed. A wonderful way to wake your skin up, I would say. The cleanser is suitable for normal to oily skin types.

The Energising Herbal Toner is an aloe-infused, alcohol-free facial toner. When I picked up the spray bottle I assumed that it would have an aloe scent considering it is infused with aloe vera. However, I was pleasantly surprised when I realised that it has a lovely mandarin scent which goes well with the Citrus cleanser. I store this toner in the refrigerator like I do with all my toners. A couple of spritzes over the face after cleansing leaves my face feeling really fresh and soothed.

Refresh, Replenish and Rejuvenate with Herbalife Skin Products

Refresh, Replenish and Rejuvenate with Herbalife Skin Products

The Daily Glow Moisturiser is an all-purpose hydrating lotion that gives your face a healthy glow. It is formulated with Vitamin B3, Vitamins C and E, Aloe Vera, Sunflower seed oil, Macadamia nut oil, Olive oil, Sesame seed oil and has been clinically shown to double the skin’s moisture levels for eight hours. The moisturiser has a lightweight texture and gets absorbed nicely. It leaves the skin hydrated and soft. I am not sure if this would work for me in winters when my skin tends to go very dry. But it is perfect for day time use in summers for those with normal-combination skin.

The Purifying Mint Clay Mask is a lovely, creamy mask that absorbs excess oil (due to presence of Bentonite Clay) and also removes dirt from the skin. It is said to improve the appearance of pores after just one use! The mask has a very fresh, minty smell due to the inclusion of Spearmint oil. It is easy to apply and dries quickly. Removing it is a little time consuming but it doesn't disappoint in terms of performance. My facial skin is normally combination type but during menstrual periods it becomes very oily. I have used this mask in both scenarios and when my skin is oily, it works like a charm - removes the excess oil without drying my skin. When my skin is not oily, the mask leaves it a bit tight and dry requiring moisturisation. I would recommend the mask for those with oily skin - it suits oily skin perfectly.

Refresh, Replenish and Rejuvenate with Herbalife Skin Products

Overall, I liked the products that I have tried from Herbalife SKIN; the toner and the moisturiser being my favourites followed by the clay mask. No complaints in terms of quality or performance.

One small gripe I had was the unnecessary amount of packaging though - especially in the case of the daily glow moisturiser (photo above) which has an outer sleeve, then a sturdy tube packaging which encloses the pump. Herbalife, if you are listening, I am sure you can minimise or do away with the unnecessary packaging.

You can check out the entire Herbalife SKIN range here:

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- Abraham Lincoln
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