So I turned 30 recently. Well, more like a couple of months ago recently, and I kind of forgot because I was frolicking in Fiji with my handsome men (my toddler and husband obvs…not a random bunch of dudes.) Plus, I’m not a birthday person. (Which will be fab when I turn 80 and look like a prune coz I’ll be all like ‘meh, birthday? What birthday? While still thinking that I’m 20). Plus, I still feel like the same person I was when I was eighteen (minus the booze and the dingy nightclubs.)
HOWEVER now, when I see scantily clad dressed ladies in video clips I am super offended. So that kind of makes me feel 30. Ooooh and all the wrinkles around my eyes. They kind of make me feel 30 too.
Anyway, even though now I’m 30, I just wanted to say that I am very into anti-ageing beauty products/things and would totally be down for Botox one day too. (Just not today.) Which is why wanted to chat about some new anti-ageing beauty products that I have been using and loving to the max. (That are helping me put off having to get Botox for a few more years.)
They are by a brand called For Beloved One, available at Sephora Aus in store and online via their store. They are an affordable cosmeceutical option that are very easy to get your paws on. (Like, how much easier can it be than jumping online? So many other cosmeceutical brands actually require you to leave the house to see a derm and put on a bra, gaaaaah!)
OK so the new products are a part of their anti-ageing ‘Ceramide Squalane’ series which are designed to ‘lift, tighten and rejuvenate’ your face and I have been using them for probably a couple of months now and I really love them. I feel tightened, lifted and rejuvenated but in a refreshed way and not in a ‘I just had a facelift’ way.
Like in a very natural, very early 30’s recommendable way.
But what the hell is a ceramide right? WELL.
Ceramides hold skin cells together, forming a protective layer that plumps the skin and retains moisture. (Think of skin cells as the bricks and ceramides as that sticky paste that hold everything together.)
Anyway, since I hear you all yawning I’ll cut this short and say that all you need to know is that ceramides are a new buzzword in skincare and therefore we all need to add products with this ingredient to our stash.
Also; to scare you all a little more: by age 31 the ceramide levels in our skin decrease by up to 63% (WOAH) …and by age 41 this percentage can even reach as little as 37%.
So HOW PREPARED ARE YOU?
AND; what about Squalane? What the hell is that? WELL.
Squalane is an oil derived from shark liver or from plants (usually olives) it’s also a natural component of skin and a shiz hot emollient.
SO when you combine the emollient benefits of squalane with the ultra-firming amazingness of ceramides you pretty much get the new For Beloved One range.
Basically both ingredients work to repair the skin’s outermost layer and help rejuvenate the skin to make it feel all youthful and fresh. Which is kind of the way I’ve been feeling.
The two products I’ve been using are Advanced Anti-Ageing Ceramide Squalane Serum – $103.00 and the Advanced Anti-Ageing Ceramide Squalane Bio Cellulose Sheet Masks – $59/3pcs.
I don’t use the sheet masks often though – mostly when I’ve had a bad night or day with my toddler and need something to make me feel like a human. However I should also mention that Cellulose is an organic compound and retains 100 times it’s dry weight in fluid. Basically meaning after only 30 minutes this mask will only lose around 10% of it’s fluid which = super ingredient penetration! Plus, it’s super thin and fits like a second skin.
The serum, on the other hand I’ve been using every night. LOVE IT. I sometimes even double serum with it like a crazy person because it’s very easy to work with. Your skin soaks it right up and I wake up looking refreshed in the AM.
Anyway, these new products just help repair fatigued skin to make it appear firm, elastic and plumpy again. And when you’re a mum that is all you can ask for.
Plumpy skin #4eva…also a cup of tea and some silence would be nice as well. (But I’ll take the plumpy skin first.)
Tell me babez, what anti-ageing products do you use?