Friday, March 10, 2017

Imedeen Oral Skincare Journey - #1

We are constantly being bombarded by the latest skincare which most of the times involves a cream. However, last week we were introduced to a new different concept. Oral skincare.  Imedeen supplements are designed for different age groups and are aimed to help combat aging from within. These tablets can be taken as extra supplements with no side affects associated. However, always consult with your doctor if you are pregnant or on specific medications. 



A couple of weeks back we were introduced to Imedeen in a Launch which took place in Palazzo De Piro in Mdina. We were presented with the science behind the brand and its products while sipping some sparkling rose and nibbling on some canapes.

There are basically 3 ranges available in Malta, in local pharmacies.  

 1. Imedeen Derma One

This range is aimed for the 25+ which is when the first signs of ageing appear. These are mainly aimed for better hydration and radiance. These tablets work in the deep dermal layer where the creams do not reach.  This range features the exclusive Marine Complex, vitamin C and zinc, which protect the cells from oxidative stress and supports normal collagen formation and helps maintain healthy skin.  When taking 2 tablets daily, skin quality is improved, radiance is increased and moisture balance is improved making the skin on face and body feel smoother, softer and more supple.  
2. Imedeen Time Perfection 

This range is aimed for people aged 40 and above. It helps combat the visible signs of aging. It is made up of a Marine Complex which is rich in proteins and polysaccharide complexes which are naturally found in the skin's supporting tissues. This is the LycoPhenoGS Forte complex which is made up of lycopen, which is derived from non genetically modified tomatoes, grape seed extract, vitamin C and Zinc.  When taking 2 tablets daily, the skin's quality and moisture balance is improved making the skin softer, smoother and more supple. The cells are protected from oxidative stress. The tablets will also contribute to the normal formation of collagen.  

3. Imedeen Prime Renewal

This range is aimed for people of 50 years of age. When taking 4 daily, the tablets help combat the effects of ageing that occur around menopause, when the skin looses its moisture and becomes more vulnerable to free radical damage and age spots. Moreover, fine lines become deeper as the skin looses the underlying fat.   The range features the exclusive Marine Complex with zinc and the advanced protein complex ViTea which is a blend of white tea, lycopene, grape seed extract, Vitamin C and E. Chamomile has been added to the evening tablets.  These tablets maintain the skin's firmness and contribute to the normal collagen formation making the skin softer, smoother and more supple whilst reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They also improve the quality of the skin and moisture balance while protecting the cells from oxidative stress. 

Me and Lara from Every Beauty Addict's Bible were cordially invited to a skin analysis. You can view a short demonstration of the procedure here. The specialist, Allison, explained how the procedure is carried out with an ultrasound machine analyser.




From the analysis my skin density was around the 30% which in all fairness is a bit low. This is mainly attributed to dehydration and stress as well.



In the above pictures, the cross in the red area shows my skin density. In the bottom picture, the brown spots indicate the amount of collagen present in the skin.

In a months time I am to perform another skin analysis to see any improvements in the skin's collagen. It is advised to take Imedeen for a minimum of 90 days. Having said that, visible signs can be seen after only one month. This is backed up by clinical studies which show such results as can seen below.



I am so excited for the next update as I this is quite of a new concept which I am quite intrigued to try. 


I shall see you in a months time with an update!

xoxoxo

Pocalocca

PS. I was provided with one months supply to try out, for PR purposes, which I am going to continue for the upcoming months. However, as always, I will give my honest and unbiased opinions.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

M∙A∙C Shadescents

I have been eyeing this products for a while now, and last week I got the opportunity to check out the new MAC collections and gave these babies a try. So basically, MAC paired up new perfumes with some of the most famous Lipsticks.








Scent and lips create irresistible chemistry with M·A·C Shadescents, six new perfumes inspired by our most iconic Lipstick shades. Lady Danger thrills with notes of wild cherry and Ruby Woo goes bold with whiffs of deep red leather. Notes of saffron, incense smoke, and cordovan leather surprise and intoxicate in My HeroineCandy Yum-Yum conjures tropical fruit and cotton candy and Velvet Teddy calls forth wild honey and creamy musk. Crème d’Nude evokes the vibrant sexiness of naked skin.
  
Which Shadescent are you?

#IAmRubyWoo



#IAmCremedNude



#IAmMyHeroine



#IAmCandyYumYum



#IAmLadyDanger


#IAmVelvetTeddy




I did take a sniff from all the scents, and let me tell you, these are intense! From all of the scents I am definitely #IAmVelveTeddy. I tried this on myself and it lasted the whole day. It is quite strong at first and therefore one pump is more than enough. It is quite musky but it dies down a bit after a while.

Which fragrance are you?

xoxoxo

Pocalocca

MAC New Collections

As you all know, I am always so excited to get to try out new MAC collections. I usually go with Lara, but since I was abroad I had to go by myself. I honestly, was quite knocked out and my skin was not the greatest, but the makeup artist did a wonder full job and made me look fabulous.
There were mainly 4 new collections:
1) MAC Shadescents
I featured this range here
2) Kabuki Magic Spring/Summer 2017 collection
3) Diane Kendal Spring/Summer 2017 collection
4) James Kaliardos Spring/Summer 2017 collection
4) Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour 
These are added to the permanent collection of liquid lipcolours.
I obviously had to swatch some products:
And... Of course... I had to pick out some products
Have you checked out the collections?
XOXOXO
Pocalocca
Monday, December 19, 2016

La Boutique Fashion Show

Last week also saw a small fashion show from La Boutique outlet. It was a winter show which in my opinion showcased the famous style Italy can offer. It involved some luxurious pieces from the famous Italian designers Amina Rubinacci from Naples, Lamberto Losani and Daniela Tovazzi, who all specialise in designing some of the most nice cashmere numbers out there. 

It was set up in the breathtaking Palazzo Parisio in Naxxar, which symbolises, in my opinion. luxury and elegance at its best.


The following photos are all provided by Justin Ciappara 


xoxoxo

Pocalocca