Body scrubs – my winner!

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Perhaps it will sound strange but I’ve actually never tried a body scrub before. Sometimes I used a face peeling for the whole body instead, but never a scrub. But you see, I have that habit that whenever my company introduces a new product, I have to test it first on my own skin, before I start recommending it to others. And that’s how I got to use a body scrub for the first time 😀

At the same time, coincidentally, I got a different scrub as a gift from my friend so I was testing both more or less at the same time. Also Colway International had one in their offer, so in the end I was testing THREE!!! 😀 One after another. All of them are rich in  very beneficial high quality oils and the skin felt amazing after application. What I loved most in all of them, was the fact that I didn’t have to apply a body lotion after taking a shower and the skin was silky soft in touch but it wasn’t oily at the same time.

I’ve tested these products:

At first, the choice was really hard. As I mentioned earlier all of those scrubs gave similar effects, all of them worked great as skin peelers and I liked the feeling of my skin afterwards. So lets have a closer look at each of them.

Purite scrub comes in a large glass jar (250ml), which is a big advantage, although you better don’t drop it in your bath, so be careful, it’s quite heavy. But I love the list of ingredients:

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  • Dead Sea salt
  • Sea Salt
  • Grape Seed Oil
  • Olive Oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Cocoa Butter
  • Avocado Oil
  • Green French clay
  • Lime Oil
  • Vitamin E
  • Mica

The smell is also gorgeous, very refreshing and pleasant. I loved it! Also you can choose among 4 different types of body scrubs from their shop, and I’m sure each one will give you a different but equally pleasurable sensation. Cost: €18.00 (250ml).

Colway International has recently improved their Body Scrub formula. It comes in a flat plastic jar (200ml). The list of active ingredients is a bit different here (instead of salt as a peeling ingredient, we have sugar!):

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  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Shea Butter
  • Mango Butter
  • Extract of Bladderwrack
  • Sugar Cane

And as you can expect, the smell of this scrub is quite sweet. I can’t really get that smell although it says it’s raspberry-mint… Hmm… I have to test it again, perhaps it’s the new formula and the sensation will be a bit different. This scrub felt a bit heavy to me. Perhaps it’s the impression that I’m rubbing sugar into my skin, I don’t know 😉 but I also thought that, compared to the other two, this one seemed the “oiliest” of all. But the final sensation was also cool. There was no “wow” effect, but the scrub was doing its job perfectly. Cost: €42.95 (200ml) but you can get it 10% cheaper as a registered customer or 40% cheaper (so for €25.77) if you are a Partner of Colway International.

Colway Collagen Body Scrub is quite a new product by this company. And I think it is still rather underestimated. When I first tested it I was absolutely blown away! But slowly… So it comes in a very simple plastic jar (250ml) and the list of active ingredients looks like that:

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  • Fukus Vesiculosus (brown algae)
  • Ivy
  • Guarana
  • Bitter Orange (Citrus aurantium)
  • Rosemary
  • Argan Oil
  • Sunflower Oil
  • Shea Butter (Karite)
  • Allantoin
  • Collagen
  • Vitamin E
  • Ground Cranberry Beans

What I love most in here? The smell and those cute little cranberry beans! But seriously, the smell is so captivating, that using this scrub is pure pleasure. I don’t know what kind of fragrance they added to this product, but can honestly say that I’m totally addicted. I can’t even describe it. It’s one of those products that you have to try for yourself to understand what I’m talking about. It’s a real experience! The skin afterwards is soft and moisturised, and it gets that fab silky gloss when you pat dry it with a towel. Besides it lasts! 😀 Cost: €35.00 (200ml) or 20% cheaper if you are a registered customer, or 42% cheaper (so €20.30) if you are a Manager of Colway.

Now, if I were to give an objective opinion… I know how it sounds… I’ve been with Colway for the past 5 years!… But seriously, I’m past that phase when you are trying to sell something no matter what (actually when I think about it, I’ve never had that phase… hmm… ) Well, so, believe it or not, but this IS an objective opinion. The winner to me is the Colway Collagen Body Scrub. Why? Because it gave me that “WOW” sensation and I loved my skin most after using this product. And also, because I’ve had a rather long break since I last used any of those scrubs, and I was thinking about it recently, and guess which one came to my mind first? Yep! Exactly. So the choice is obvious.

  1. Colway Collagen Body Scrub
  2. Purite Salt Lime Peel Scrub
  3. Colway International Body Scrub

Now, whether you base your choice on price, or ingredients, or the sensation the use of the product gives you, you can decide by yourself. All three will work great on your skin, leaving it silky soft in touch, perfectly moisturised and enriched with beneficial plant ingredients and vitamins. And you can forget about the body lotion afterwards. You don’t have to worry that your clothes will get oily (I had that fear myself before the first use), they won’t. And I ensure you, once you try an oil-based body scrub, you won’t want anything else!

Have you ever tried any body scrubs of such type? What is your favourite one and why? Share your opinion in a comment below.

 

 

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XShot – what is it?

How many cups of coffee do you drink a day?

Is your energy level usually low?

Do you suffer from tiredness, fatigue?

Are you sleepy and weak even though you seem to have enough sleep?

If those problems seem quite familiar to you, welcome in my world!  One might say this is due to spring or summer solstice – I keep explaining this to myself in this way. But hey, we still need to function somehow during the day, right? So how do you help yourself survive that? Do you drink coffee, like I do? Do you take naps, like I do? Do you take it easy, go to bed early enough and sleep long enough (well… I definitely need to work on that part still…).

So here. Colway International has come up with this brilliant idea to help us a bit in a natural way. Instead of drinking gallons of coffee or some kind of energy boosting drinks full of artificial sweeteners and very often also some unhealthy stuff… we have now that “XShot” which is a natural substitute for energy drinks.

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And guess what? I just bought mine and it arrived YESTERDAY! I’m sooo happy 😀 I’m gonna try it when I feel low.

It comes in a nice pack of 10 little bottles.

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And each bottle is a cherry flavoured liquid which contains a combination of vitamins, minerals and plant extracts selected to reduce tiredness and fatigue, as well as to support normal energy metabolism (vitamin B12). It is composed of 16 ingredients supporting the body’s own natural energy production mechanism.

WHO IS XShot FOR?

• Anyone who needs a burst of energy
• Anyone with an active lifestyle, practising sports and controlling their weight
• Regular gym members – as an alternative to synthetic glucose shots
• Frequent travellers on business trips by car, or anyone spending long hours behind the wheel
• Anyone working or studying for long hours – when an extra dose of energy and concentration is required
• As a healthy substitute for people drinking large amounts of coffee, which is well known for its acidifying effect

The list of ingredients is quite impressive. Have a look:

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You can find detailed description of those active ingredients HERE.

It is recommended to drink one shot a day with a meal. I think it’s a perfect product for days like this, when you feel drained of energy but you need to maintain life somehow. It sounds like a perfect solution for me personally cause I exercise a lot a have quite a busy lifestyle. I’m gonna give it a go! 🙂

Of course please remember that it’s always worth to have some tests done. Constant lack of energy might be a signal that something is not right in our organism so it’s good to consult your health condition with a specialist.

Would you try it? How do you help yourself  when your energy level drops down? What do you do? Coffee? Energy drinks? hmm… Let me know in a comment below.

Liquid Makeup Remover from Atelo Line by Colway

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Have you seen this newbie yet???  Have you tried to shake that bottle? No?

When you do, you will end up staring at it in amazement, dazzled by the pure beauty of what’s gonna happen inside the bottle. I’m telling you! You should see it for yourself.

This whole series is a luxurious work of art. But not only does it draw your eyes to it and makes you gasp “wow!” in astonishment, but it also beautifully does its job as skincare products leaving it soft and delicate, perfectly moisturised.

One of Polish beauty bloggers has had an opportunity to test Atelo Liquid Make-up Remover recently and she wrote her own review on it. You can read it HERE. It’s in Polish though so mind that. However, she also included a short video of what is happening with this product when you shake the bottle, so if your curiosity is already quite high, have a look and check this out for yourselves.

MAGIC!

 

Face cream with natural antioxidants

As promised before, here’s a post about Natural Face Cream with antioxidants from Colway International.

 

The first impression:

The cream comes in a dark brown glass jar of 60ml capacity packed in a recyclable brown box. It has a spatula for hygienic application. The cream has a light pinky colour and a pleasant very delicate smell. It is recommended for both women and men.

What the Producer says:

Beauty Care Day and Night Cream for both him and her. The perfect condition for the human body is the balance between oxidants and antioxidants. The reduction or increase of free radicals’ activity is referred to as oxidative stress. Free radicals first attack the cell membranes of the skin, including structural proteins such as collagen. The effect visible on your face is the loss of firmness, wrinkles and lack of suppleness.

Antioxidant face cream is a genuine bomb that will protect your skin against free radicals and their harmful effects! A concentrated dose of 7 natural antioxidants will effectively smooth your skin, strengthen its structure and protective layer, and soothe any irritation. Your skin will respond with good condition and it will enchant you with its vitality and young glow.

What’s it made of:

Coenzyme Q10 – supports cell metabolism and regeneration and has antioxidative effects; it prevents cell damage, reduces wrinkles, makes the skin firm and young, improves the increase of moisturisation and suppleness.

Vitamin E – strong antioxidant; it stops the skin ageing processes, rebuilds the lipid layers of the epidermis and increases its protection against harmful external factors.

Chinese tea extract – thanks to the polyphenols, it has strong antioxidative effects, it eliminates the effects of free radicals, supports regeneration, has anti-wrinkle effects as it prevents the decomposition of proteins responsible for firmness and suppleness. It stimulates cell division, which is why it has anti-inflammatory properties, reduces skin irritation, flaking and redness. It shrinks blood vessels, has antiseptic and antibacterial properties.

Wild Andean rose extract – rich in vitamin A and C, it strengthens capillaries, has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and shrinking properties, supports the prevention of skin ageing and is perfect for sensitive skin care.

Rosemary leaves extract – recommended for the care of mature skin due to its firming and antioxidative properties. It combats free radicals and acts as a natural sunscreen. It disinfects and has an anti-inflammatory effect.

Sunflower oil – it strengthens the natural barrier of the skin, softens it and boosts the regeneration process. It has antioxidative properties, regulates the secretion of sebum and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Macadamia oil – supplies the skin with vitamin A, B and E as well as mineral compounds; it makes flabby skin firm and supple, stimulates microcirculation in the skin, moisturises and nourishes skin that is prone to dryness and flaking, helps protect the skin against harmful effects of the sun.

 

My impressions:

  • this is by far the most efficient face cream I’ve ever had! I’ve been using it regularly every day since August and there’s still about 2/3 left!!! Can’t believe it. Definitely great value for money.
  • application is very pleasant; the cream is very light, spreads smoothly on the skin and gets absorbed very fast, doesn’t leave that sticky feeling, instead makes it a perfect base for your makeup.
  • skin feels fresh and smooth after application, looks healthy and radiant. I didn’t get any unpleasant reaction and heard no complaints about this cream neither from my friends nor customers.
  • the cream regulates the secretion of sebum; skin looks fresh all day even with makeup on, it doesn’t become oily.
  • the only very little thing I would recommend for improvement is to replace the spatula with an airless jar with a pump, but to me it’s not a big issue anyway.
  • the cost €80.95 for 60ml might seem a lot to some, however taking into consideration how long-lasting this product is and what ingredients it contains, this price is not too high. Besides as a registered Customer you get a 10% discount, and as a Partner you get even 40% so in the end this cream might cost you only €48.57.

Available in all EU countries: CHECK IT OUT!

Natural Hair Conditioner

So I gave this Natural Hair Conditioner a try. Why not? –  I thought… To be honest I was quite hesitant about testing Colway hair care line, because I’ve been recently using only products designed for blonde hair, but then I remembered that I wouldn’t be able to truly recommend this product if I didn’t try it myself first. Here we go:

What the label says:

Broccoli oil smooths the hair, untangles it, and regenerates hair cuticles. Tsubaki oil prevents hair from drying out and supports regeneration of split ends. Vitamin E improves the condition of the hair, while d-panthenol restores its smoothness and shine, and regulates normal hair formation. Collagen nourishes it. The comprehensive hair conditioner composition treats your hair fantastically, strengthens its natural structure, leaving it strong, moisturised, and lustrous.

What I say:

I say, after the first application I was truly and absolutely surprisingly shocked! I wasn’t expecting this. Everything what you’ve just read above turns out to be true. My hair was smooth, delicate, moisturised, untangled! You may believe it or not but I felt like after a visit to a hairdresser! I loved the touch of my hair, so velvety soft. And the smell of this conditioner is very pleasant and refreshing.

Before going out I also applied a small amount of Natural Hair Serum with antioxidants, which I have tested before and was also satisfied with.

 

In this terribly windy Irish weather, I thought I’d have a huge problem combing my hair after coming back. No. I was absolutely shocked that combing went so smoothly (and it was the time of hurricane Barney and I was walking with my hair loose – can you believe it?!?!).

So at the moment, I’m still using my regular shampoo for blonde hair, but I switched to this conditioner, plus the hair serum occasionally. I think this is my perfect set for the time being.

 

Active substances of Natural Hair Conditioner:

Collagen – extracted from fish skin using a method patented in Poland, it is the only natural source of peptides, which freely penetrate the epidermis and stimulate the increased activity of fibroblasts.  It is a natural, hypoallergenic anti-ageing skin care product. It targets the root cause of wrinkles, i.e. collagen deficit. It also slows down the ageing processes by moisturising the skin, regenerating it and making it more supple.

Broccoli oil – obtained from seeds of Brassica Olearacea; thanks to its unique composition with about 50% of erucic acid (Omega-9) it has excellent properties and it smooths out skin and hair, regenerates hair cuticles and makes combing it out easier.

Tsubaki oil – obtained from Japanese camellia. Traditionally used in Japan and China to make hair more shiny and moisturised. It contains about 85% of omega-9 acids (monounsaturated fatty acids) and a fraction which is responsible for its anti-inflammatory activity. It regenerates damaged and split hair and prevents it from drying out.

Vitamin E – a potent antioxidant, it has a beneficial effect on the skin and hair, it slows down the skin ageing processes, it accumulates in hair and improves its condition, especially hair that has been bleached.

Vitamin B5 (d-panthenol) – that is, panthothenic acid, is a natural compound present in the skin and hair, which is necessary for their formation. Replenishing its deficit prevents the skin from becoming rough and from peeling, and hair from greying. It makes your hair shiny, elastic and smooth.

Natural Hair Conditioner (200ml): Regular price: €35.95 / Registered Customer’s price: €32.35 (10% discount) / Registered Partner’s price: €21.57 (40% discount)

Natural Hair Serum with antioxidants (30ml): Regular price: €32.95 / Registered Customer’s price: €29.65 / Registered Partner’s price: €19.77

Available in all EU countries.

To become a Registered Customer or Partner and get a discount for all your shopping, go to www.anc.colwayinternational.com and register there. Customers’ registration is free. Partners have to issue an annual fee: either €10 if they purchase products worth at least 50 points, or €40 if they purchase products worth less than 50 points. This order will already be with a 40% discount. Once they issue a fee they can place orders from their own online shop with a 40% discount for the whole year.

Check our Special Christmas Offer – till 18th December!

 

thejournalist.ie about Natural Collagen

Review_theJournalistWe are really proud to announce that thejournalist.ie has published a fantastic review of Natural Collagen! We are so happy that more and more people in Ireland begin to appreciate the benefits of our unique products and that they want to share their experience with others.

Here is a piece of this article:

“(…) After three weeks of using the regime every day I noticed that my skin felt brighter, eyebags were improved and fine lines around the eyes and forehead lines were definitely diminished. If you want to avoid botox for that little bit longer, I would say try this brand out. (…)”

The whole review is available HERE.

So if you’re planning to be at the Irish Beauty Show this year, we’ll be there at Stand F35. If you drop by, you’ll have a chance to get answers to your questions, test our products, win a prize, and much more… Hope to meet you there 🙂