I must’ve been a really, really, really good girl this year, because Christmas has come early in the form of a luxurious daily skin treat from Babor. I was so excited to get my hands on the Babor Advent Calendar 2014 and I’m even more thrilled about the results I’ve seen just a few days in.
I love absolutely everything about Christmastime – long, summer days, time to reconnect with family and a chance to unwind after a long year, not to mention mince pies, fairy lights galore, and the excitement of the build up to Christmas day. I usually put our Christmas tree up on the 15th of November (because it’s technically almost the end of the month, right? And who can wait till December?!) and I always make sure that we have an advent calendar of some sort in the house… I need a daily dose of festive cheer to keep me going till the big day!
And this year’s calendar is a real treat! Babor’s limited edition advent calendar comes packaged in a beautiful, on-trend rose gold box and it’s literally like liquid gold for your skin. It contains 9 variants of Babor’s popular ampoules – one for each night leading up to Christmas. I know that it’s a bit late to be talking advent calendars at this stage, but if you have the money to spend and you’re looking for something to boost your skin during the festive season – or if you’re looking for an amazing gift for a beauty lover – this would be a very welcome addition to any skincare routine.
I’ve been using one ampoule each night since the 2nd so I’m a teeny bit behind, but I really don’t mind as it means that I’ll have an ampoule left to use on Christmas night – perfect after what I anticipate will involve an early start, plenty of sunshine, and maybe a glass of bubbly (or three?) My skin is already looking a whole lot more radiant and ‘awake’, despite having a rather frantic start to the month (nothing unusual for this time of the year!)
I think these ampoules would be fantastic to use during Christmas week and in the days leading up to the New Year, as this is when all the Christmas festivities and New Year celebrations take place and your skin will most likely need a bit of a boost, so it’s really no biggie if you only manage to get your hands on one now and didn’t start on the 1st. Only one more way of prolonging the festive cheer, right? In case you’re wondering, the Babor Advent Calendar 2014 contains the following:
2 x Hydra Plus Active Fluid to quickly and effectively restore your skin’s balance and leave your complexion looking instantly smoother. It also helps to prevent dehydration – perfect for party season!
3 x Algae Active Fluid contains an active concentrate to hydrate and revitalise your skin for a rosy, glowing complexion.
2 x Revitalising Oxygen Fluid to activate cell respiration and provide intensive protection against free radical (perfect after a day in the sun!) My favourite so far, it also revitalises tired, stressed skin and leaves skin glowing.
2 x Stop Stress Fluids I haven’t opened one of these yet, but I literally can’t wait to try one! Best described as a “relaxation program” for your skin, this beauty helps to relieve skin irritation and redness, and is fantastic for sensitive skin. It immediately reveals an even, calm and ‘relaxed’ complexion.
3 x Triple Booster Fluid The name says it all: with it’s triple action this fluid reorganises the skin functions that are responsible for a more radiant, youthful complexion. It also leaves your skin looking more even.
3 x Collagen Booster Fluid This fluid stimulates natural collagen production to combat a loss of your skin’s elasticity, for a firmer, smoother appearance.
3 x Lift Express Fluid A firming, anti-ageing fluid with an instant lifting effect. Ideal for tired, dull skin, this fluid visibly reduces the depth of lines and gives your complexion a fresh, more youthful appearance.
3 x HSR Glamour Fluid The name alone has me itching to try this fluid, and with good reason! Created specifically for the Babor Advent Calendar 2014, this special edition fluid contains gold particles to give your skin a dose of regal shimmer, while liquid gold stimulates the cell renewal process. Literally can NOT wait to try this.
And last, but definitely not least, 3 x SeaCreation The Serum These ampoules contain luxury skincare with highly active ingredients sourced from the depths of the ocean to really spoil your skin and reveal a glow from within.
Sound good? It is – truuuuust me. The Babor Advent Calendar 2014 is a bit of a splurge at R1 250 for 24 ampoules, but it’s well worth it if you have the dosh to spend. Buy your BABOR advent calendar here, or click here to find your nearest stockist.