Just Charlie G

Another Aromatherapy Associates review and I don’t mind telling you I have high expectations from this brand. It’s expensive and my previous experience was exceptional really. I was sent the Anti-Age Introductory Set to try and first impressions were good, stylish and quality packaging.

Aromatherapy Associates Anti-Age Introductory SetAromatherapy Associates Anti-Age Introductory Set

The set contains:
Instant Skin Firming Serum, 15ml
Fine Line Face Oil, 3ml
Intensive Skin Treatment Oil, 3ml
Overnight Repair Mask, 15ml
Rich Repair Nourishing Cream, 15ml
Rich Repair Eye Cream, 3ml

There’s also a handy little guide telling you how to use the products which is a good job since I was flummoxed. It’s not that it’s confusing really, more that I’m easily confused! These products are all to be used after you’ve cleansed and toned so I just had to find out what order they all needed using in. Actually it’s simple. You use the skin firming serum, followed by the fine line face oil, followed by the nourishing cream and finally the eye cream. The other two products included are for night use only. There’s a repair mask you use for either a couple of hours, or leave on over night, and there’s an Intensive skin Treatment oil to use under the mask in emergencies.

Obviously it’s impossible to tell you if they prevent aging but I can tell you how they were to use.  Well, actually the individual products are very very lovely. I particularly love the oils and the serum. The products all smell out of this world, as you would expect from a company called Aromatherapy Associates.  Unfortunately, the whole regime isn’t for me. Applying the three main products, the serum, oil and nourishing cream, is just too heavy for my skin. It takes a long time to absorb and it’s hard to get on and put on my make up without my make up sliding away too quickly. I would however continue to use the products, but perhaps, only one or two of them, the oil and serum perhaps. It obviously doesn’t matter if the night products absorb quickly or not and they are lovely.

This isn’t a negative  review, far from it, I just want to be clear and say that I like all of the products, but used all together, it’s simply too heavy for me. Stand out products are the Fine Line Face Oil and the Instant Skin Firming Serum and indeed the Intensive Skin Treatment Oil which gives you lovely skin when you wake in the morning.

As with all the Aromatherapy Associates products, they don’t come especially cheap but I really do think they are worth the money. It is simply beautiful stuff. The sample kit I was sent is £28.50 and well worth every penny as a little goes a long way, however, it is currently out of stock on their website. Keep checking back though if you are interested because I do recommend it. Especially if you don’t wear make up every day or you have dry skin, this stuff would be fabulous.


Another in my Liz Earle product reviews. This was sent to me for review purposes. It is £12.75 for a 50ml pump and includes a muslin cloth.

Liz Earle Brightening Treatment Mask

They say:
“Whenever your skin needs a pick me up, for example when feeling tired before a big event you want to look your best for , or if jaded the morning after the night before – this dependable quick fix treatment comes to the rescue. It is packed with radiance restoring and revitalising skin saving nutrients:
White Clay brightens
Green mineral silt revitalises
Pure Aloe Vera soothes
Sweet Almond oil softens and smoothes

Apply a generous layer to face and neck to clean, dry skin avoiding the eye and lip area. Leave on for between 30 seconds and two minutes. Soak the muslin in hot water and gently wipe away. Follow with Instant Boost Skin Tonic and experience skin which is now brighter, more luminous and revitalised.”

Sorry to say this wasn’t a great product for me. However, it’s my own fault really. When I used this product I had no noticable brightening at all. I’m not sure what I was expecting, maybe to look like a member of the Cullen family or something, but no, nothing. Now I should explain, I don’t consider myself to have sensitive skin really but after washing I quite often go red and blotchy. It normally fades quite quickly. My skin doesn’t like water much because my whole body goes like it after a bath. But anyway, its never been a big problem because like I say it fades quickly. However, it was enough to disguise any benefits I might have been having from the treatment mask sadly. And only now I come to write this up, I’ve just checked the descripion on the website and it says don’t use on sensitive skin. It had no negative effects on me, but no noticeable positve effects either, largely, I think, due to my crappy skin and not the product. Shame, I really wanted to GLOW!

Sorry Liz Earle, it’s not you, it’s me *sad face*

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