What is a Paraben?

With companies increasingly moving towards paraben-free cosmetics and skincare and even beginning to market their products with Paraben-Free labelling, what is a paraben?

balance Me Extra Care Wonder Eye Cream

As many of you know I’m forever on the search for fabulous eye creams, mainly because my dark circles continue to infuriate me! balance Me is a brand I found on my search for paraben-free and high-quality products with natural ingredients. The Wonder Eye Cream is one of the best eye care products I have found, with a focus on hydration and reducing dark circles. The ingredients are lovely and the results excellent – the hydration especially, despite being a light-feeling cream.  A brightening of the eye area and conditioned skin were noticeable within days, and my eye area really felt cared for. At £20 for 15ml the price is very competitive with similar brands and mine lasted approx 12-13 weeks using it twice a day most days. If hydration and slight dark circles are an issue for you, then this is definitely one to try 🙂 Available from: John Lewis LookFantastic Pin...
Vichy Idealia Smoothing & Illuminating Cream (Day Cream)

Vichy Idealia Smoothing & Illuminating Cream (Day Cream)

We received Vichy’s Idealia Day Cream in our September Glossy Box, it’s a brand we’ve heard much about but were yet to try. Created for normal to combination skin types, the cream is supposedly suitable for sensitive skin to, but one of our testers found this aggravated her sensitive skin and caused some redness, so please do a patch test if you suffer any type of skin sensitivity. Our other testers found the cream very good, all noticing an improvement in skin texture – skin appeared smoother and healthier – and most said they would buy it in place of their current day cream. It’s not the cheapest of brands, but it is reasonably good value, especially if you can find it on offer (as I write Escentual have 50ml for £18.70). Definitely worth trying if you’re looking to improve skin texture. Available from: Boots Escentual Pin...