While scrolling through Twitter earlier today (as one does), I came across a poll asking what the perfect Mother’s Day gift is. The options included fragrance, makeup, haircare, and skincare. My vote? Skincare, of course!
As someone who’s never been 100% happy with the state of my skin, I know all too well just what kind of impact a great lineup of skincare products can have on your confidence – not to mention the fact that there’s something truly indulgent about treating your skin at the end of a long day. To me, there’s nothing better than cleansing my skin and applying a rich, nourishing moisturiser… I’ve never gone to bed with my makeup on – regardless of how tired I am – because I typically end up washing my face the minute I finish cooking dinner. Makeup off, moisturiser on, shoes off, feet up… that’s how I like to roll after Beanie’s bedtime!
If there’s one thing I like to splurge on, it’s great quality skincare that really does the job… but sadly, there isn’t always enough buck in my budget to treat myself to the good stuff. I know that there are loads of people in the same boat at the moment, and that’s where this giveaway comes in… it’s a chance to spoil yourself or your mom to a hamper packed with some truly indulgent skincare products courtesy of L’Oreal Paris.
The L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Golden Age range is enriched with Peony Polyphenols to help restore dull, ageing skin to it’s former rosy, plumped up glory. The range was designed specifically for very mature skins, with women over the age of 60 in mind – but I’ve been playing around with a couple of products and I’m a tad envious that I can’t use them every day! (I tried… but they’re a bit too rich for my combination skin!) That said, I’ve been using the luxurious L’Oreal Age Perfect Cleansing Wipes (R80) to remove my makeup at the end of every day, and I’m really enjoying using them. They feel much softer and more pampering than other facial wipes I’ve tried, and I’ll admit that the ‘anti-fatigue’ claim on the packet has me hooked! They remove makeup quickly and easily with just a couple of swipes, and they leave my skin feeling beautifully soft and moisturised.
It’s my opinion that a skincare range is only as good as it’s serum, and if the L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Golden Age Glow-Reactivating Essence (R250) is anything to go by, this entire range is a sure-fire winner. I tried the Glow Reactivating Essence after cleansing (but before moisturising) for a few nights to experience it for myself, and I really enjoyed the silky texture – it wasn’t too watery or overly oily, and left my skin feeling moisturised and plumped up. I absolutely adore the delicate rose scent – it isn’t too overpowering, but it really adds to the overall sensorial experience. The formula actually contains Rosy Micro-Pearls to re-plump your skin and to give tired, lacklustre skin a healthy, rosy glow. (I also noticed teeny-tiny shimmery particles that help to boost radiance, but don’t worry – you won’t be left with glittery particles on your face!)
But if you think that the serum sounds wonderful, wait until you try the L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Golden Age Rosy Re-Fortifying Day Cream (R250)! I was instantly smitten with the gorgeous, rosy hue and the thick, nourishing texture. And the scent! Absolutely divine. The Rosy Re-Fortifying Day Cream is enriched with Imperial Peony extract and iris flower to help rehydrate your skin, while helping to restore your skin’s natural colour. The rosy hue of the cream actually helps to enhance your skin’s rosiness, and I found that I didn’t even need to wear my usual BB cream after using this moisturiser – my skin looked a whole lot more ‘alive’ after application, if that makes any sense? The cream also contains Neo-Calcium to help restore your skin’s density for plumper, ‘re-cushioned’ skin.
If you’d prefer a a Day Cream that contains UV filters, choose the L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Golden Age Rich Re-Fortifying Cream SPF15 (R250). Like the Rosy Re-Fortifying Day Cream, the Rich Re-Fortifying Cream SPF15 contains Neo-Calcium for a plumped up, re-cushioned effect, but it also contains UVA and UVB sun protection to protect your skin against the negative effects of UV rays, which are often the leading cause of ageing.
To end your skincare routine in the evenings, try L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Golden Age Rich Re-Fortifying Night Cream (R250), which helps to encourage the nocturnal repair of your skin’s barrier function. The magical, anti-sagging and re-cushioning effects are, once again, down to the Neo-Calcium contained in the formula. The night cream is also enriched with emollient oils to helps nourish and protect your skin, while helping to restore the surface of your skin’s barrier at the same time. It’s a little thicker and richer than the day creams, but it’s just what a thirsty skin needs!
I’m giving away a gorgeous hamper packed with all of these products from the L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Golden Age range in honour of Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday. The range is perfect for those with more mature skin types, and is ideal for anyone over the age of 60. Why not enter to win this special gift for your mom, your mother-in-law, or someone equally special who could do with a little spot of pampering? I (very hesitantly) shared this range with my mother-in-law… I found it really hard to part with the rosy day cream and those gorgeous wipes (they are so good!), but I know that she’s loving the products and appreciating them a whole lot more than I ever could! Are you keen to do the same and spread a little love this Mother’s Day?
All you have to do is leave a comment below letting me know what you plan on doing with this L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Golden Age hamper… whether you’ll be keeping it for yourself (hey, we all deserve a pamper!) or passing it along to someone else, I want to know! Tell me who and why… aaand go!
Entries close on Friday, 12 May 2017, and I’ll be announcing the winner right here on Mother’s Day!