DermatoCLEAN TONIC and EYE MAKEUP REMOVER
I got asked to check out some Eucerin products and chose to explore the benefits and purposes of the DermatoCLEAN tonic and eye makeup remover. I have only heard great things about the Eucerin but have so far never used any of their products. Now lets see what I have found out about the tonic and eye makeup remover.
It claims to gently remove all cleanser traces and lets the skin breathe more easily. Furthermore it has been tested on sensitive skin. This is a big PLUS. So many people have sensitive skin, including me. And therefore it is always great to hear that a product has been tested for exactly this kind of skin type.
The main reason to use a tonic after cleansing ones face is to prepare the skin better for regeneration and the following serums and or creams. The skin feels noticeably clean and soothed and clearly delicate and supple. I have loved their tonic and was surprised to read that it is for all skin types, eventhough it was tested for sensitive skin. Another great thing is that the tonic contains no alcohol. The biggest results and benefits of using a tonic are to let the skin breathe. By daily using a tonic before moisturizing the oxygen uptake improves significantly. And therefore the skin moisture improves too.
In case you have never used a tonic before, here is how you would use it.
Apply to a cotton pad and wipe gently over the face, neck and décolleté to prepare the skin optimally for the absorption of the next active ingredients. In my case I stopped using cotton pads and am using the JEMAKO pads instead. Like this I produce less trash and do something for a better place to live on. I can highly recommend them to you.
I have read that Eucerin has performed scientific tests and conducted controlled application studies with participants between the ages of 18 and 75.
Now here is a list of the ingredients. I love the fact that they are listed on their website and also very nicely described here >>
- Dipropylene Glycol
- Glyceryl Glucoside
- Sodium Hyaluronate
- Decyl Glucoside
- Sodium Citrate
- Citric Acid
- Cocamidopropyl Betaine
- Trisodium EDTA
- Sodium Chloride
It claims to remove gently and thoroughly ones eye make-up and water-resistant mascara. Especially with summer ahead, a lot of women are using waterproof mascaras and are in need for a good and gentle remover. A non-greasy, two-phase formula comprising: an upper layer for removing water-proof make-up and a lower layer for removing water-soluble make-up. By shaking it the two phases are getting activated and are ready to be used.
Eyes are the windows to our souls. I love that saying and totally agree. We can see if someone is tired or sad by looking into their eyes. Also one can tell if someone is taking good care of their skin. The eye area has super sensitive skin and it is very important to be very gentle. Like the tonic also the eye makeup remover has been tested on sensitive skin. And aswell it claims to be for all skin types. I was very happy to read that they have conducted controlled application studies with participants aged 18 to 75 who had partially sensitive skin.
I guess its clear to everyone how to use eyemakeup remover, but one never knows. So here we go: Shake well to mix the two phases. Apply to a cotton pad. Gently wipe from the inside outwards over the eye area until no remover is left on the cotton pad.
- Isopropyl Palmitate
- Glyceryl Glucoside
- Sodium Hyaluronate
- Sodium Chloride
- Trisodium EDTA
- Behenyl Alcohol
- CI 61565
I hope you have found this blogpost interesting. In case you have a favorite product by Eucerin, please share it with all of us in the comments. Have a lovely day. X
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is the perfect beauty booster for weakened skin. it’s ultra-concentrated formula enriched with mimosa tenuiflora extract, a mayan medicinal plant known for thousands of years for its repairing properties:
• optimizes skin strength
• minimizes the appearance of redness
the skin forms a physical protective barrier. external aggressions (UV, cold temperatures, hard water, etc.) weaken this barrier. the skin becomes finer, more permeable and fragile. feelings of discomfort, rough skin, redness… the skin is weakened.
when I heard the part about minimizing the appearance of redness I knew that I had to try this product and was eagerly waiting for the parcel to arrive. and it did arrive and ever since I am using it day and night and all I need to do is mix a few drops of repair booster with my regular face cream. my skin feels very soft and relaxed after applying cream and booster and I hope to see an improvement on the long run. now I have to wait, apply and see.
known as the “skin tree” of the mayas, mimosa tenuiflora, or “tepezcohuite”, is a shrub found in central america, in mexico, in the state of chiapas, on a narrow strip of land located at an altitude of 800 – 1000 m. according to indian tradition, the powder obtained from the bark has magical properties and helps to heal wounds. the mexican earthquake of 1985 and the shortage of medicines that followed, brought this special tree’s therapeutic benefits back into the spotlight and it is now officially recognized as part of the country’s national heritage. thanks to its healing properties, mimosa tenuiflora has demonstrated an exceptional capacity to restore damaged epidermis. in cosmetics, the bark extract is used for its antibacterial, soothing and regenerating actions
so there are three new BOOSTERS on the market, an orange energy booster, the blue repair booster that I am using and a green detox booster. lets see what the other two do:
fatigued skin. its highly concentrated formula enriched with ginseng
extract, a legendary chinese medicinal plant known
for thousands of years for its stimulating properties:
• tones and
re – energizes
congested skin. its ultra-concentrated formula enriched with green
coffee extract, a plant from tropical africa high
in caffeine and known for centuries for its
• revives radiance
of a dull complexion
and plumps the skin
for all the readers that live in BASEL, there is a LA PRAIRIE booth inside GLOBUS. I was invited to check it out. LA PRAIRIE is a swiss company known for their prestigious ingredients like caviar or crystals. read more here >>
after a very nice welcome I was served a cold glass of water and was ready for the presentation. we quickly talked about the different lines and their benefits and then she started to ask me questions about my skin and recommended some products:
ANTI-AGING STRESS CREAM
CELLULAR SWISS ICE CRYSTAL DRY OIL
CELLULAR SWISS ICE CRYSTAL CREAM
CELLULAR SWISS ICE CRYSTAL EYE CREAM
EXTRAIT OF SKIN CAVIAR FIRMING COMPLEX
so let me tell you that I am not a big fan of their crazy high prices and that I am not willing to pay so much money for daily skincare. I got samples and I started using them for some days and had terrible breakouts, for my sensitive skin LA PRAIRIE is way too active.
first I was not sure if I should mention LA PRAIRIE at all as my skin did not like the recommended products but nevertheless I was invited to see the new booth inside GLOBUS, had a lovely time there and therefore I wanted to share these news with you.
photos from my visit at GLOBUS BASEL
I am sure some of you might wonder why this post is in the lifestyle category. so let’s consider having a nice and soft skin as a lifestyle. I do and I wish you would agree. : ) body scrubs, exfoliators or peelings are basically the same, there are just different names used. try to use one where there are no plastic balls involved because it is not good for the planet and also not good for your skin.
M.ASAM has amazing body scrubs and I have tested some and I gotta to say: I found a favorite among them. my favorite one is called BROWN SUGAR. unfortunately I could not find it anymore on their online shop, but they have a very similar one that you can check here >> another one I have tried by M.ASAM is called 2015 and is a very nice slightly powdery fragranced scrub. the last one I have tried by them is called DREAM OF ROSES and I was only able to find the body cream – check here >> the cool thing about M.ASAM is that they sell scrubs and creams from the same fragrance and line. after the peeling I love using the same fragranced cream.
at M.ASAM you can customize the stick on label by adding text to the two bottom lines. also there are options to choose different background images. check the example here >> this makes it a very great CHRISTMAS present!
in the image above you can see a blue scrub (top) thats the one by CLINIQUE and I have used that one in summer a lot, it is a cool and fresh body scrub called SPARKLE SKIN BODY EXFOLIATOR this product is great for men and women as it has no fragrance. the other two are by M.ASAM. the middle one is DREAM OF ROSES and the bottom one is BROWN SUGAR. unforutnately I used up the 2015 body scrub already during summer but you can see the packaging in the photo below. for sure I will be talking about it in my next EMPTIES video on youtube.
how often and what for?
I use a body scrub every other day. in summer I like a cooling fresh one and in winter I like a nice warm scented one. in spring I use body scrubs before fake tanning but in general I think it is great to remove the old dead pieces of skin. after showering with a body scrub my skin feels amazingly soft and smooth. especially my ellbow, knees and heels like an extra scrub. body scrubs are great for men and women and I am sure that you will find something nice for you.
yup, today I wanna introduce something with vitamin C – something we all can not have enough of. so what is it? I am talking about the Lubex anti–age® Vitamin C Concentrate. a product for a more even and younger-looking skin. Oh, when I read that off the packaging I was thinking, why not giving it a try. but first I wanna share all the things that I have found about this product:
+ increases the collagen content and reduces highly significant wrinkles
(high-dosed vitamin C glucoside)
+ reduces pigment and age spots and ensures an even skin tone
(cress sprout extract, soy isoflavones in combination with vitamin C glucoside)
+ acts as a reinforced antioxidant and protects the skin from light-induced skin aging
(vitamin E in combination with vitamin C glucoside)
+ plumps the skin from the inside and hydrates intensely
(hyaluronic acid fragments [HAF])
all LUBEX anti-age products are
+ without preservatives
(air- and light-tight package will guarantee durability and good hygiene)
+ without dyes
+ without allergenic perfumes
also called provitamin C. vitamin-C-glucosides has an antioxidant against free radicals, reduces pigmentation marks and repaires the stressed skin by UV rays. so vitamin-C-glucosides are very active against skin aging and therfore used by LUBEX anti age serum!
intensively hydrates the epidermis and protects the skin from drying out. in addition, they act like retinol (vitamin A) and pepdtide: that means they improve the structure and density of the skin and make it more elastic.
how to apply
apply to clean skin and avoid the eye area day or night before applying moisturizer/foundation or your night cream. it is suitable for all skin types and can be used as a short time treatment for a month or two or can be used for a longer period but then I personally would not recommend to apply it every day and night. in case you want to use it for a longer period I would suggest to only use it every second or third night and apply the LUBEX anti-age SERUM on the other days/nights.
these are my favorite products for summer and I quickly want to introduce each of them.
K CC Crème
I use this for my hair. Before after or during sunbathing or swimming. It helps to protect the hair from UV dammage.
SPORTS transparent gel
I have only started using this sunscreen last week and I gotta admit its the best I have ever tried. It has no perfumes, no mineral oils, no emulsifiers, no preservatives and the best thing: water-resistant! I use it once a day in the morning and it lasts all day. Usually I wear SPF50 but now that I am a bit more tanned I think I am absolutely fine with SPF30.
ULTRA LIGHT DAILY UV DEFENSE
SPF50 PA+++ UVA
this is my go to product for the face. I apply it every morning in summer before leaving the house. my skin is very sensitive and I have red parts on my cheeks thats why I need to protect my skin even more.
INSTANT COOLING MIST
this product is amazing. I apply it every evening after spending a day in the sun. Its such a nice feeling to spray this cooling mist and it helps your tan to last.
SUN REFLECTS UV PROTECT SPRAY
I have only tried this for a couple of times and I like what it does. I spray it in the morning before tanning or being in the sun all over my hair. It has the perfect travelsize!
thats a provocative way to start a blogpost, especially when it is related to beauty : ) anyway I think it fits perfectly as I am talking about three products for the face by LUBEX anti-age.
I am using the night classic and day classic UV30 on a daily/nightly base and it feels awesome to have a complete LUBEX anti-age skin regimen. I first clean my face with the LUBEX anti-age milk and then use the LUBEX anti-age tonic. for the night I either apply the oil or the already mentioned NIGHT CLASSIC but before I do that I use the LUBEX anti-age SERUM.
LUBEX anti-age day classic UV30
classic texture SPF 30 UVA + UVB
with Niacinamide, Tripeptide, Ectoin + Microalga
LUBEX anti-age day UV10
classic texture SPF 10 UVA + UVB
100% mineral sun filter
with Tetra-penta, oligopeptides, Dipeptid complex, HAF + Hyaluronate
LUBEX anti-age night classic
with Retinol + Q10, proVitamine C+E, Ceramide 1+3+6
lets get more information about some of the ingredients.
ectoine acts as a natural DNA and cell protective factor against UV-induced skin damage and it supports the immune system of the skin! furthermore it prepares the skin for an efficient response to stress. ectoine was identified as the one substance that protected the organisms in the desert from intense sunlight, high temperature and drought. it is used as an active ingredient in skin care and sun protection, it stabilizes the natural structure of biopolymers such as proteins, nucleic acids and biomembranes. ectoine has been shown to protect against skin damage caused by UVA and UVB radiation and the most special feature: ectoine does not act as UV filters, but rather as a preventative cell protection against sun allergies, UV-induced skin aging and light dermatoses. it prevents damage in the epidermis and in the deeper layers of the skin and protects the skin’s immune system!
microalga act synergistically as a natural cell and DNA protection factors against UV – induced skin damage and tighten the skin quickly and sustainably.
peptides are very important messengers to block the skin and they play a huge role in wound healing. even the normal daily skin regeneration process has to deal with small tissue damage that must be repaired and balanced. over time this ability declines more and more and the aging process of the skin begins. poly-, penta- and hexapeptides specifically activate biological restructuring processes in the skin and therefore age-related skin damage is being repaired – the skin becomes more resilient and toned. tripeptides significantly increase collagen synthesis and actively promote the matrix structure of the skin. it fills wrinkles from the inside!
hyaluronate intensively hydrates the epidermis and protects the skin from drying out. in addition, they act like retinol (vitamin A) and pepdtide: that means they improve the structure and density of the skin and make it more elastic.
niacinamide intensively activates the skin renewal, effectively reduces wrinkles and rejuvenates the skin.
VERVEINE AGRUMES by L’OCCITANE is really worth a try – something new fresh and nice for spring summer. there are many different products and I got to try the shampoo and the body milk but have not opened them yet. too many other things to try first 🙂 hahahaha, thats the life of a blogger – no I am just kidding, certain things need time to really test and I only want to write about things in detail when I have tested them. so this blogpost is more an announcement.
finally the sun is back in town and this makes everything a lot easier. at the moment I am planning some outfit posts and am so excited to travel to KARLSRUHE
this friday – soon more via my SOCIAL MEDIA channels. X
today it is all about the shower and I wanna share with you my newest shower buddy: LUBEX peeling. for the past ten years or more I have been daily using the DERMED wash lotion. my skin is very sensitive and dry and therefore I need to watch out for too rough and too drying out washlotions and peelings. the LUBEX peeling regenerates the skin and makes it velvety soft and thats exactly what we need in preparation for summer.
the cool thing about this peeling is that it is a 2 in 1 product, it is for the face and the body. but as I have already told you in previous posts I have couperose around my cheeks and thats why I have to handle these parts with special soft care. BUT I have been using the peeling for the body until tuesday night and I really liked it. at the moment showering is NOT a walk in the park as my bruises from the bike
accident burn when wet and being washed with lotion.
in general do not use any peeling too often, once or twice a week is enough for me.. and the most important thing after peeling aka exfoliating is to moisturize the skin. aww, there are so many nice ways to treat oneself, right? HOME SPA is one of them.
HOW TO USE AND WHERE?
apply to the damp skin, gently massage in a circular motion 15 to 30 seconds, let it soak for a moment and rinse thoroughly with water. thats it – as simple as any other peeling or exfoliator. it is perfect for rougher parts of the body and it helps the
regeneration of the stratum corneum. for normal, oily or blemished skin it is also great for a facial scrub and the last option is to use it as a supplementary therapy for acne, predominantly the non-inflammatory stage.
WHAT DOES THE MAGIC?
the active ingredients are polidocanol 600* and bisabolol** and they soothe the skin.
the LUBEX peeling washing cream has a 2-phase effect:
effect phase 1
small round polyethylene granules (microgranules scrub = biodegradable) remove dead skin cells and make the skin silky smooth.
effect phase 2
glycolic acid (fruit acid peel) regenerates the skin structure deep down and activates the skin renewal
*polidocanol is included in antipruritic and skin-care medicines, for external use only.
**bisabolol is an ingredient of chamomile with anti-inflammatory, disinfecting and wound healing promoting properties. it is externally applied for the treatment of skin diseases.
so I hope you have found this article interesting and that you now know more about my new shower buddy. have a lovely day. X
as every year I wanna show you some awesome sun products – today we lay the focus on APRES SOILEIL by LANCASTER and their collection is called TAN MAXIMIZER. the one above is for the face and can be applied directly after tanning. it moisturizes the sunkissed skin and helps to achieve an even nice tan. the one below is for the body and I feel that this one has a bit of a cooling effect, a very light one though. the one below is a really cooling one and so far I have only used the spray on my legs, but I am looking forward to spraying my entire body after a long hot day in the sun with this cooling mist.
and then there is something nice for the whole day – a summer fragrance by LANCASTER and it totally smells like summer holiday – SOLE DI CAPRI. awww, CPARI is on my MUST SEE list..
in case you need more information about the products you can find lots of interesting facts here >>
L’OCCITANE has launched a new collection AMANDE velvet and it smells like heaven or at least thats what I think heaven could smell like if such thing exists. so when I have received those two lovely products I didnt know with which one to start and I decided to try them both and when I was reading more about it that actually made sense as there is a balm and a serum.
the velvet balm is a nice cream with almond tree native cells that help to intensely nourish the skin. it also makes the skin look refined, firmer and smoother. the velvet serum should be applied before the velvet balm and it makes the skin feel plumped, look more even and smooth. it also helps to reduce the appearance of sun-induced dark spots.
I was already a huge fan of the AMANDE milk – read more here << and the new AMANDE velvet balm is very similar but less rich and creamy. the AMANDE velvet balm has a floral and powdery scent of blooming almond trees! mmhhmm – so nice!
I have tried two more of the Lubex anti-age products and today I wanna tell you a little bit about the CLEANSING MILK and TONIC. in case you have missed my latest product review have a look here <<
“gin and tonic for you and milk and tonic for me”
the mild cleansing formula gently removes makeUp and I have really tried it to the max meaning I removed all my makeUp with it including the eyemakeUp. I read that it is not removing some of the waterproof mascaras but I am never using any waterproof one so I can not tell. cleaning your skin is the first step to a clear and healthy looking skin and when I used the cleansing milk it felt like it already started to pamper my skin. on the packaging I read that the skin caring effect already starts during cleansing. et voila! it contains Vitamin C – ProVitamin E and Coenzym Q10 that help to reduce the dammage caused by the environment.
I applied the milk all over my face and neck including the eye area then I have used a damp cotton pad to remove the access. when I was wearing a heavy foundation and lots of eyemakeUp I had to do it two times. I have to be honest with you that I am actually not a big fan of cleansing milks and that every morning in the shower I use a foaming face wash and use water to clean my face. but then I read a lot about sensitive skin and not using water to clean the face and it made me think if that might be the solution to my skin issues.. I gave it a try and am using the cleansing milk for the last two weeks and I really got used to it. I have only used it in the evening as I take a shower every morning and still clean my face with water.
after cleaning my face I am ready for step two: the tonic! it refreshes the skin and makes it supple and nice. hyaluronates help to hydrate the skin and protect it from dehydration. I pumped two or three times and that was enough for my face and neck. the tonic prepares your skin for the next step: serum. the packaging of the tonic says that it is aqueous base without alcohol. yay – that is perfect for my sensitive skin. most of the common tonics contain alcohol and for most of the people this works fine but not for me. : )
LUBEX anti-age says:
“stopping skin aging early is the best guarantee for youthfully beautiful and clean skin. in close cooperation with leading swiss dermatologists Lubex anti-age products have been developed for different skin types so that skin aging is slowed down in an uniquely effective and tolerable way. dermatologists from switzerland recommend Lubex anti-age as being a highly effective care to maintain a youthful and beautiful skin as well as being very well-tolerated anti-aging products. the advantages in tolerability result from the omission of all the chemical additives that could harm the skin. Lubex anti-age products contain: no preservatives (air- and light-tight packages ensure long durability and good hygiene) – no artificial colouring – no allergenic perfumes“
I have two really nice things to show you and I am proud of MIGROS to have been nominated for the annabelle prix de beauté 2015 with the ZOÉ creme de jour raffermissante and the I AM 10in1 beauty balm – congratulations!
I AM professional
10in1 miracle beauty balm BB
I have used the I AM 10in1 miracle beauty balm and I can totally say that this product is made for a practical and busy woman with little space in their bathroom. I mean ten products in one – c’mon thats amazing, right? so let me tell you the ten thing this little bugger is good for:
1. intensive treatment √
2. repars hair dammage √
3. against capillary fracture
4. prevents split ends
5. heat protection
6. anti static √
7. silky shine √
8. softness √
9. moisturizes √
10. perfect combability √
I have checked √ all the points that I can either immediately see or things that I discovered after using it for a while. to really see whether it prevents split ends and is against capillary fracture is something that can only be said after using it for a while and be able to compare it to something similar thats why I kept those points unchecked. unfortunately I have not tried the ZOÉ REVITAL crème de jour SPF 15 raffermissante and I am planning to give it to one of you – so you get to try it and see if you like it – I will announce the give away via facebook – stay tuned. X
L’OCCITANE gives 100% of the price to promote women’s entrepreneurship in Burkina Faso! so lets’s support eachother and spend 5 CHF for this 20gr balm that works for hair lips and body! I used the apricot fragranced shea butter on my dry chapped lips and it helped immediately!
enjoy the sunny day and lots of love to everybody men and women – one love!