As promised, here are my thoughts on a real beauty of an eye cream! I picked up Voile Hydratant as part of my recent-ish Thalgo haul (click here if you missed that post).
Price: approx. $28.00 AUD online; RRP in Australia is $43.00 (ouch!)
Where can I get it? Your local Thalgo certified beauty salon or good ol’ eBay.
I was keen to use a Thalgo eye cream on a regular basis after being very happy with their Collagen Cream facial moisturiser. As Thalgo describes Voile Hydratant as offering “prevention against first wrinkles”, this particular product is designed for “young” skin (<30 years of age). (For those with more mature skin, don’t fret as Thalgo has a variety of eye products suited to different age groups.)
I’ve been using the product since I received it in early February. In a word, it’s AWESOME!:)
The cream is actually a gel, which is very refreshing under and around the eyes. As it is a gel, you do not have to worry about possibly dragging your finger across the skin when applying it, because it just glides. It is also fragrance free, which I prefer in products used on my face.
OK. So how does it go in terms of actual performance? I have a few fine (smile) lines around my eyes, and these have visibly reduced. Woot! 🙂 It doesn’t, however, reduce puffiness which I can experience at times if I have had a late night.
Like most eye creams, a little goes a long way. I have plenty left, even after a month of use.
I strongly recommend this cream to the <30s.
Beautiful Rating: quality 5/5 (5 as whilst it doesn’t act on puffiness, it is not designed to nor advertised to target that), value 5/5 (on eBay).
Well, as many of you may know, I really love Thalgo skin care products! (Click here to read my past reviews and posts on this topic :)) As such I have decided to gradually convert most of my skin care products to Thalgo. I generally find that their products help my skin maintain a healthy equilibrium rather than get too dry or become too oily. Also, their products last a long time as a little goes a long way!
Yes, Thalgo can be considered an expensive brand – if you buy it direct from your beauty salon. Thank goodness for eBay! I have found a reputable seller of Thalgo (and other brands) there, who sells most things for 1/2 of their AUD RRP, and received my second order from them yesterday. I was so excited! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 (Yep you can pretty much say I’m addicted to Thalgo!)
I ordered a Cocooning Cleansing Milk (cleansing cream – it is for sensitive skin but I chose this over the one for combo-oily because the latter contains vitamin C extract which irritates my skin) and a Moisturising Eye Care cream. I was lucky to also receive several bonus goodies and samples, including:
I can’t wait to try all of the Thalgo stuff out; I will post up reviews of each of the products as I go, to help
convert (;) !) guide others who might be interested in this brand. 🙂
Has anyone else tried Thalgo products? What do you think of them?
How is everyone’s week so far? I can’t believe it’s only Tuesday, time seems to be going very slowly!
I had ordered more of my favourite facial moisturiser – my most favourite moisturiser of all time – Thalgo’s Collagen Cream (I’ve previously reviewed this product here). However, due to difficulties on the seller’s end (eBay – reportedly they were waiting on a new shipment of stock), there was a long delay (several weeks) in getting the product.
At long last, yesterday there was a package for me! 🙂
This is what was inside….
I guess it was worth the wait – it was 66% cheaper for me to buy the Thalgo online compared to what I would have to pay at my local salon! I had kept a tiny bit of my old jar too so that I could compare that product with the new one (in case I got sold a fake) – luckily it seems genuine. 🙂
Have you ever had any difficulties with eBay sellers? Luckily, aside from delivery delays, I’ve had no problems so far…
Enjoy the rest of your week guys – I plan to upload another post this week on sleep (getting a good sleep… zzzzz!) 🙂
Hope everyone’s been having a good day!
Was walking around during my lunch break today and I saw that BIG W has some great discounts on a variety of beauty products at the moment, including most of the Garnier product range (body lotions were 1/2 price!); Australis and Palmer’s were also discounted. I was extremely tempted to buy some stuff but I’ve already got heaps (but can you ever have enough? LOL! ;-)).
Coles supermarkets also have their latest free beauty magazine out today, which has some handy how tos in it but does focus only on products Coles sells! What I do like about it, however, is that it’s not bad for a free read and it also caters to guys with articles focusing on products specifically aimed at men.
Okie dokies, what am I reviewing today? Another facial moisturiser!
You might have read my previous Thalgo review, in which I found the moisturiser was very good but did leave my skin a teeny bit dry. Well, I fed this back to my beauty therapist and she switched to Thalgo’s Collagen Cream: Hydration – First Wrinkles. Here are my thoughts (aside from the fact that when I read “first wrinkles” on the jar and on the free sample I was given to take home, it kinda hit home that I’m certainly getting older *cue mini moment of panic!!!!* ;-))…
Price range: Again I’ve seen this range from $40.00 ish AUD online through to much more at beauty salons.
Where can I buy it? Certified Thalgo stockists (usually beauty salons) and online.
Like the Energising Vitality Cream, this moisturiser has a natural and neutral scent which does not irritate my skin. The consistency is again somewhere between a cream and lotion, and it rapidly absorbs into the skin. A small amount goes a long way, which I always appreciate with pricey products! When testing the sample I again used it at night and took note of my skin’s texture in the morning. Woohoo there was no excess oil, and no dryness at all! I think I have found the perfect moisturiser for me!!!!!!
(I should point out that all the Thalgo stuff I have tested at night rather than in the day because it has not contained any SPF. I’m a bit cheeky as my beauty therapist recommends I not use SPF products on my face at all due to my skin type and its risk of breakouts at times, but I cannot resist – I’m afraid of looking like a lizard otherwise as the Aussie sun is extremely strong!)
As this product mentions “first wrinkles” this one is for those in their late 20s through to probably early 30s, but don’t take my word for it as this time my beauty therapist did not tell me much about it! At the time of writing this I could not see a lot of detail on the Thalgo website either which is disappointing.
In my view I would strongly recommend this one for those who are at the stage where they may be starting to get a fine line here or there and want a moisturiser that does not leave the skin oily nor underhydrate.
Beautiful rating: quality 5/5, value 5/5
Yessssss…. it’s Friday! Hope everyone’s making the most of their Friday night. 🙂 I’ve felt a bit brain and body fried this week so it’s a night in for me, but that’s ok!
Well I have a confession to make… I am a big big big BIG fan of Thalgo products!!! I love to treat myself with professional facials when I can afford it (which at the moment works out to once every 2 months 😦 but I realise that’s better than not at all), and the salon that I go to uses only Thalgo and Dermalogica products.
Based on my skin type (which is combination skin but also delicate – no heavily perfumed stuff on my face and I have to be very careful with products containing vitamin C), my beauty therapist has chosen Thalgo for my facials.
Anyway, one of the things I like when I get a facial is that they give me free samples to take home! 🙂 Here I review one that was given to me when I first started getting facials and they were working out what was best for me – Thalgo’s Energising Vitality Cream, which is a moisturiser.
Price range: I’ve seen this range from $40.00 ish AUD online through to much more at beauty salons.
Where can I buy it? Certified Thalgo stockists (usually beauty salons) and online. Be careful when buying online kids as it may not be the genuine product!
This product has a natural and neutral scent which does not irritate my skin. Its consistency is somewhere between a cream and lotion, and your skin will just drink it up! (It rapidly absorbs.) When I tried this cream I used it at night and my skin still felt good when I woke up the next day. However I did notice that whilst there was no excess oil, parts of my skin were a teeny bit dry.
This particular product is apparently designed for younger skin, which I take to mean skin =/<30 years of age (no offence is intended to anyone over 30… after all, I’m around this mark myself!). The marine ingredients included are good for balancing out any excess oil.
Go for this one if you have younger skin with combination to oily features and feel like a splurge – you deserve it! 🙂
Beautiful rating: quality 5/5, value 5/5 (if you got it for a good price!)
For more information: The Australian Thalgo official site was down when I was typing this up but their international site is at http://www.thalgo.com/en/ if you would like to read more about their products.
A site which has even more and better detail (at least, in my opinion!) is not an official website but here: http://www.goodspaguide.co.uk/products/reviews/25-Thalgo.cfm
Haveagoodweekend all! 🙂