Asambeauty Vitamin E Skin Smoothing Serum

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Starting January, I took part in my very first Instagram challenge, the #abnewyearstashchallenge. Purpose of the challenge was to round up everything from a skincare category, both open and unopened, to share short reviews and, of course, take toll of how much product was actually hidden in those dusty drawers of yours.

Safe to say, I learned a lot about myself (“Hi, my Name is Anne and I have too many acids“) and about other peoples skincare routines.

 

Asambeauty Vitamin E Skin Smoothing Serum
Asambeauty Vitamin E Skin Smoothing Serum

 

One thing though left me a little confused: The difference between lotions, light creams, day creams, night creams and sleeping masks. Marketing aside, just judging by ingredients, a serum rich in emollients and humectants is no different to a lotion. Which, incidentally, is sometimes used to decribe something much heavier than my regular moisturizer aka day cream.

Case in point? The Asambeauty Vitamin E Skin Smoothing Serum *. It is called serum, but call it lotion and I wouldn´t disagree either.

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Asambeauty Vitamin E Skin Smoothing 24 hour cream

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When it came to jewelry, I used to be silver only for many years. Not because it suited me best, but because wearing gold made me feel older than I actually was.

In my mind golden rings and bracelets were reserved for, you know, adults. People that earned money in proper jobs and knew what they were talking about. If I wore gold, I felt like dressing up as someone I wasn´t, a girl pretending to be her mother.

 

Asambeauty Vitamin E Skin Smoothing 24H Cream
Asambeauty Vitamin E Skin Smoothing 24H Cream

 

With more knowledge about skin tones and warm and cool colors I came to realize that gold actually suits me way better than silver does. On top of that I had to admit that despite having a proper job now and earning money (hell, even being a mother!) I would probably never feel like I belonged to the truly adult people. The ones that know what they are talking about.

In fact, I came to wonder if anyone really ever feels like he belongs to that group of adult adults, but I digress.

Coming back to topic (or at least as close to topic as I ever get): These days I mix and match my jewelry, but I still consider gold, especially combined with white, a very grown up combination. The Asambeauty Vitamin E Skin Smoothing 24h Cream * is white and gold in packaging, and a sophisticated and grown-up cream indeed.

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M. Asam Resveratrol Premium Ampoule Beauty Treatment – First signs of aging

The first sign of ageing I noticed on my face was a deep nasolabial fold. Now you have to take “deep” with a grain of salt, because I was 22 at that time and the appearance of a line in my face was both alien and absolutely horrifying for me. The fact that I was camping when I looked in the mirror, tired, with dirt on my face and harsh sunlight from above did not make it a pleasant experience either.

Of course I complained about it to my mother the minute I arrived home. I am a big complainer when it comes to beauty, and my mother has always been the person of choice to complain to. She still is, as a matter of fact. Mr. Loca somehow never showed much interest.

 

M. Asam Resveratrol Premium Ampoule Beauty Treatment
M. Asam Resveratrol Premium Ampoule Beauty Treatment

 

My mother told me that this had been the first noticeable line she had as well, and that I shouldn´t worry much, as it would be the last for many years to come. She was right. It is only now that I notice lines on my forehead and around my eyes slowly appearing, which I think is perfectly fine given the fact that I am 38 now.

But the nasolabial area has stayed with me as metaphor of ageing, so any product that promises to tackle it specifically immediately gets my attention. And the M. Asam Resveratrol Premium Ampoule Beauty Treatment * claim to do exactly that.

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M. Asam Pure Vitamins Facial Oil – Summer dreaming

I like winter, don´t get me wrong.

But when March rolls around and spring is at my fingertips, I get an intense craving for warm sun on my face and evenings spend outside. And inevitably my thoughts wander off to sand, sun and sea, to a summer holiday rather than a cozy evening wrapped in a blanket.

 

M. Asam Pure Vitamins Facial Oil

 

Perfect time for a spring clean, some would suggest. As someone that dislikes cleaning with passion I settle for something else though: A makeup and skincare overhaul.

And out of the depths of my skincare drawer (believe me, it is an abyss) came the M. Asam Pure Vitamins Facial Oil. I stared using it on my summer holiday in France last September (fancy a vlog or two?) and replaced it with the slightly richer MV Organics 9 Oil Cleansing Tonic (reviewed here) a few months ago.

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M. Asam Pure Vitamins Retinol Youth Concentrate – New experiences.

I have to admit, when I first started using the M. Asam Pure Vitamins Retinol Youth Concentrate *, I was a little at loss. I had only Sunday Riley Luna to compare it to, and as you can read here that one left me a little confused about the hype. Now I had another retinol on my hands, claiming to be gentle and suitable for sensitive skin, and while I couldn´t disagree with that, I just had no idea what a regular retinol would feel like.

 

M. Asam Pure Vitamins Retinol Youth Concentrate

 

But then I went to see my dermatologist. And because I suffer from cystic acne around my jaw line, we decided to try a prescription strength retinol. To ease into it, we started with the lowest available concentration.

Usually my skin is combination/oily and not sensitive at all. It takes everything without complaining. But one week in with the treatment and it was an irritated, dehydrated mess.

And in the light of this new experience, I feel quite different about the M. Asam Pure Vitamins Retinol Youth Concentrate *.

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Resveratrol Premium Essence of Youth – Do you like wine?

Did I tell you that my father owns a vineyard in the South of France? I know I did on Instagram, but I am not sure I mentioned it here. He has been into wine for as long as I can remember, collecting precious bottles, tasting different grapes and finally venturing into production himself.

Now I don’t like wine.

At all.

I don’t drink it. I know nothing about soils and grapes and stuff. I don’t even like the smell.

I was a huge disappointment to my father.

 

Resveratrol Premium Essence of Youth Serum
Resveratrol Premium Essence of Youth Serum

 

Until I found the one thing that can get me all excited about wine. Or the grapes at least.

The skincare benefits of course!

Resveratrol in particular. And against common belief in the blogosphere, there is more than the one brand everybody automatically thinks of when it comes to this antioxidant gem.

Let me introduce you to M. Asams Resveratrol Essence of Youth serum*.

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My morning skin care routine – Winter 2016

If you have been following my blog for quite some time now, you know I am infatuated with skin care.

Given that I wrote about my routine the last time in September 2014 (read here if you are still interested), I figured it was about time to show you what has changed since then.

So prepare for my bare face and click the video below to see what I have done to keep my skin on track this winter.

 

 

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