You guys are always asking me about my favourite skincare products, beauty salons and upcoming events so the following article contains all three 🙂 Bella Beauty is an award winning Hair & Beauty salon in Ballina, Co.Mayo that stock some of my favourite skincare brands including Image, Glam Glow, Dermalogica, and leading hair and beauty brands which can also be purchase through their website. After speaking with the owner of the salon Niamh she explained how her main mission is to getting women using the right skincare; up to 80% of women in the UK and Ireland are using the wrong skincare products for their skin type and Bella Beauty want to change this, so with every order you can get a free Face Mapping Skin Consultation online regardless of where you are based. By answering a few simple questions and uploading a photo that comes confidentially to Bella Beauty the team of experienced skin therapists can analyse your skin, determine your skin type and conditions and show you what products you can use to get your skin in top condition. This is a really unique addition to your average order process which I highly suggest checking out. I picked up my top three products from the site and have been using them over the past few weeks in order to summise my thoughts for you all.
My first choice was the Dermalogica Overnight Repair Serum €73.50 which is said to maximize night time skin repair by minimising fine lines and increasing luminosity. This supercharged peptide serum helps stimulate collagen production to help firm and renew resilience while Argan and Rose oils revitalize lackluster skin and smooth away fine lines. To use I simply press a small drop of the product directly into my skin at night, you can also blend a drop into your moisturizer for dramatic age fighting benefits. This mini magic serum is free of artificial fragrances and colours but smells divine; quite herbal and soothing. My skin always looks more dewy and plump the morning after I use it and it’s become a staple in my skincare routine.
Image is one of my all time favourite skincare brand and any five star salon treatment I’ve had the therapist has used this range. The Image Vital C Hydrating Enzyme Masque is one of my holy grail at home treatments; a hydrating enzyme masque that gently exfoliates the buildup of dull, dehydrated and dry skin. This gently exfoliating hydrating enzyme masque infused with Vitamin C sloughs away buildup of dead skin cells while injecting the skin with essential anti oxidants, vitamins and minerals and provides continuous hydration for hours after application. This terrific tube contains nourishing Vitamins A, C, and E to promote healthier, more radiant youthful skin. Ideal for using on sensitive skin, rosacea, ageing, dry and dehydrated, post peel and post operative, oily or acne this really is a one for all wonder worker. One of my other favourites from the Image range is their Total Resurfacing Masque which can be used in conjunction with Vital C for additional exfoliation. I apply this masque liberally to cleansed skin for about 30 minutes once of twice per week especially before an event or appearance as my make up always applies flawlessly afterwards. This product is also perfectly safe to use daily for extremely dull skin to immediately reveal radiant skin. The light lemon cream smells like fresh oranges on a Summers day.
Last but by no means least I got a tube of Image The Max Stem Cell Eye Créme. This next generation revolutionary day and night eye crème contains high concentrations of growth factors derived from plant stem cells to protect skin cells and prevent ageing effects caused by free radical damage. This paraben free product reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness and prevents cell ageing with grape, alpine edelweiss and argan stem cells. Ideal for ageing skin, fine lines, wrinkles, dry, sensitive skin this excellent eye cream contains a corrective peptide blend for rejuvenation that eliminates puffiness and dark circles around the eye area while reducing inflammation. I apply a pea size every morning and evening to my upper and lower eye lids and have really noticed a reduction in eye area issues.
I will be in Bella Beauty Ballina this Thursday 9th holding an exclusive workshop which you can purchase tickets for here. There will be live Make Up Demos, Goodie Bags, Nibbles an Bubbles and a chance to demo the looks I create on the night. The event will be running from 6-9pm and the salon is located at 6 Harbour Units, Quay Village, Ballina, Co.Mayo. I hope to see some of you there 🙂