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Review: Lily Loves Pearl Replenishing Body Oil

I tell you, I don't think there is anything that Lily Loves Pearl can't nail. From my holy-grail moisturiser (you have to try this one!), to their gentle but effective cleanser, to this body oil, I am in certified organic product heaven!
A few months ago now I started really getting into the use of oil as a body moisturiser. For those of you interested, oil can completely replace your body moisturisers, and is a budget-friendly option too. My secret for easy application is to apply straight after showering, before you have towelled off. Applying oil to wet skin allows it to spread much more easily then if your skin were dry, which means you use less oil. It also apparently increases the absorption rate of the oil, meaning your skin is left better hydrated.
Lily Loves Pearl's Body Oil is a delightful certified organic concoction that carries the light scent of mandarin.  I love to use it in the morning as the citrusy scent is very uplifting and is a great pick-me-up.
Let's see what else is inside this delicious product (you will notice that every single ingredient is certified organic):

Ingredients: Certified Organic Sunflower oil, Certified Organic Rosehip Seed oil, Certified Organic Jojoba oil, Certified Organic Mandarin Essential oil, Certified Organic Avocado oil, Certified Organic Lavender Essential oil, Certified Organic Cedarwood Essential oil, Certified Organic Calendula Essential oil, Certified Organic Chamomile Essential oil, Love.
This body oil is lightweight but leaves my skin comfortably hydrated, and not needing anything extra. It comes in a cute brown mist bottle, and sprays the oil out, which makes it easy to use. I use three sprays (pumps) for both of my legs, two for both of my arms, and three for my chest/stomach area. I don't use it on my face, but it contains beautiful ingredients that would be safe anywhere.
I am just verging on my first empty bottle of this, and you bet it will be on my repurchase list!

The Replenishing Body Oil retails for $42 for 100ml. Buy it here.

Review: Trilogy CoQ10 Booster Serum

I began searching for a face oil containing tamanu oil and CoQ10 after I had great success with this oil. Due to illness, I haven't been working lately and as a result, my budget for skincare has become less flexible. As much as I love May Lindstrom's The Youth Dew, my current budget just doesn't allow for it. Enter Trilogy's CoQ10 Booster Serum, a product I have just fallen head over heels for!
Trilogy's CoQ10 Booster Serum contains a powerhouse of oils that combine to create an intense treatment that will leave your skin radiant and glowing. I have been using a few drops of this after misting my face with a toner, and I find it to give sufficient hydration without applying a moisturiser, which says something, as I am completely prone to dry, flaky skin. I actually believe this is a perfect oil for dry acne-prone skin like mine, as while it hydrates, it also helps heal acne scars thanks to tamanu, and prevent bacterial growth with nigella sativa oil. These two oils lend to the herbal, nutty smell and the thick consistency of the serum as well.

I have provided a breakdown of the ingredients to show you how special this oil is:

Macadamia Seed Oil & Jojoba Oil - similar composition to the oils our skin naturally produces, hydrates without clogging pores
Vitamin E - Vital for healthy skin, antioxidant properties that defend against free radical damage
Black Caraway (Nigella Sativa) Oil - Shows promise with acne due to anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, and antimicrobial effects; studies show significant decrease in acne lesions following use
Tamanu Oil - Antibacterial and fungal properties, skin regeneration properties making it helpful for burns, cuts and wounds, reduces scarring
CoQ10 - Stimulates collagen production, potent antioxidant, protects against photo-ageing, increases cell energy production which naturally declines with age
Acai oil - Rich in antioxidants and Omega 3, 6 and 9, stimulates new collagen production
Other Ingredients: Lecithin, Parfum, Citral, Geraniol, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool. 

I encourage you to try this oil out, and hope you love the results as much as I do. As a side note, it also makes a fantastic hair oil! I warm a few drops in my palms and apply to the ends, and it leaves my hair feeling really soft.

The CoQ10 serum retails for $43.95 per 20ml and can be found here.

Review: Mukti Age Defence Collection

Mukti were kind enough to send me samples of their Age Defence range, which lasted me a month with twice daily use of the eye serum, and daily use of the day and night serums. This was long enough to give me an indication of how the products work and the results they give. Mukti's Age Defence Collection combines science and nature to counteract the effects of ageing. This range isn't for purely ageing skin, though. It is beneficial for all skin types, and Mukti have received great testimonials from people with combination/acne prone skin who have reported that their skin has balanced and cleared. I love this collection for the fact that if you already have an established skincare routine, you don't have to change it. The serums are made to be used with your current routine.

I applied the serums of a morning and night before using moisturiser, and found that their thin consistency allowed them to be absorbed really quickly. The day serum assists elasticity by penetrating the deeper dermal layers and encourages collagen production by plumping, toning and hydrating the skin and as an alternative to Botox, while the night serum is a corrective skin lightening serum designed to assist with age related damage by evening out the skin tone and creating a complexion that exudes luminosity and brightness.

The day and night serums contain ingredients that seem to keep featuring in favourite products of mine. These ingredients are proven to work on addressing skin clarity, tone, ageing and brightness, and include super-stars such as Kakadu Plum, CoQ10, Sea Buckthorn, Rosehip, Peptides, Vitamin C and Niacinamide.

I noticed a subtle decrease in the fine lines on my forehead, and a brighter and even tone to my skin using the day and night serums. I also noticed that the pores on and around my nose were no longer clogged, and appeared smaller.

I love the day and night serums, but for me, the stand-out for me in the collection is the eye serum. I am constantly on the hunt for an eye cream that will help fine lines and brighten, without irritating or causing milia. This eye cream may be worthy of holy-grail status. The mousse-like cream easily spreads around the eye area, leaving a luminous glow instead of an oily sheen. It seems to tackle the lines around my eyes head on, most likely due to star ingredients like Shea Butter, CoQ10 and Peptides.While I am wearing this eye cream, its like my fine lines disappear! Can't be sad about that.

I will definitely be buying the full-size products to add to my skincare collection.
I would highly recommend trying out Mukti's Age Defence Collection via the sample packs, which cost $14.95 for a weeks worth of product. Buy one here!

Have you tried Mukti products before? What did you think?

* I was sent these products for review, but as always, opinions are honest and my own.