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My Dermalogica skincare experience


This past August, I took part in a media event held at the Dermalogica flagship store in Montréal (reviewed here) where we were given a preview of their latest products and I was able to learn a bit more about this brand. A few weeks ago, I was invited back to personally experience their flagship ‘Dermalogica® Skin Treatment‘ (CAN $95.00/60 minutes) – a facial session that can be tailored and customized to suit each client’s individual needs. Let me also state here, that this was the first ‘real’ facial treatment I’ve had since my mid teens – and while I may have been a little anxious to start with, after this experience, I can honestly say that I am planning on making this a regular feature in my life.

Each Dermalogica® Skin Treatment includes:

  • professional double cleansing
  • exfoliation
  • high frequency or Galvanic modalities
  • extractions (as needed)
  • masque
  • toner
  • skin protection

You can also further customize this treatment with a Touch Therapy session (CAN $15.00/15 minutes), that can include:

  • pressure point: face
  • reflex point: foot
  • age reversal: face
  • stress relief: back
  • stress relief: scalp
  • stress relief: hand and arm

The store is located in the centre of historic Old Montréal, with a charmingly understated yet lovely minimalist storefront. Upon entering, I was warmly greeted and after taking a look through the full range of retail products available that are displayed on shelves along the store’s walls, Jessica, the technician who was to perform my treatment, came to introduce herself and I was then directed to fill out a short questionnaire prior to starting (mandatory).

The treatment takes place in a private room that sits one level above & overlooks the rest of the store, with fully screened privacy features and your choice of music to set the mood, as well as relaxing ambient lighting. After changing into the sarong-style robe provided (there’s a comfy leather chair placed for your convenience & hangers for clothing, as well as trays to place your jewelry in), I lay down on the treatment bed and opted to be ‘cocooned’ (where my arms were tucked into the sheets as well – optional, in the event you like your arms free).

Throughout the entire treatment, every step of the various procedures were thoroughly explained to me and Jessica made sure that my comfort level remained constant the entire time (even through the extraction process upon my nose and chin – which is so NOT fun, but what a major difference it ultimately made; those areas of my face were basically visible-pore-free for the first time in ages). Upon completion, I don’t know what I was expecting, but I was certainly unprepared to see my skin glowing and looking brighter & more vibrant than ever. Before leaving, Jessica sat down with me at the store’s ‘Skin Bar‘ (this is where you can try all the products on offer, before committing to any one particular item) and detailed what Dermalogica products I would get the most benefit from, in my case: exfoliating products. My treatment also included 2 full products of my choice (I need to confirm whether this is the standard practice; if so, it’s one amazing deal) and I left that day with the Daily Resurfacing Cleanser and the Daily Microfoliant (reviews to come).

Something tells me that a new addiction has just been created: the luxury facial.

A huge thank you to Dermalogica for providing me with this wonderful service


























This December, I will have the pleasure – accompanied by the lovely Jessica of Westmount Fashionista (who also happens to be married to my nephew!) – of hosting a wonderful and informative private event at the Montréal Dermalogica store, where our guests will be given the opportunity to learn more about this brand and their amazing products, as well as leave with fabulous gifts … but not before enjoying the delectable goodies that will be provided! I will be updating with full details once everything is set – but believe me, this is an event that is NOT to be missed.

Dermalogica (Montréal), 132 rue McGill, Montréal, Qc H2Y 2E5 Tel: 514.871.3003 email: for an appointment





Hand Chemistry | Intense Youth Complex

Hand Chemistry opener


You can change the colour of your hair to hide your age. You can even use makeup to erase years from your face, but the turning back the clock on the skin of your hands, has been almost impossible to do … until now. Finally on our shores from across the pond where it’s been literally selling off the shelves, is Hand Chemistry Intense Youth Complex, a hand cream that ‘targets the eight signs of hand ageing simultaneously for visibly younger looking hands in just 10 days‘. Forget waiting for 10 days; I saw results from the first application.

EDIT: Please note that the exterior of Intense Youth Complex has had a slight ‘face-lift’ (new design), although everything else remains the same – my product photos are shown with the original version.


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Hand Chemistry | Intense Youth Complex


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Hand Chemistry | Intense Youth Complex


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Hand Chemistry | Intense Youth Complex


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Hand Chemistry | Intense Youth Complex


Hand Chemistry

Hand Chemistry | Intense Youth Complex (CAN $19.99) – I’m not a chemist, so I won’t try to explain exactly how all the ingredients in Hand Chemistry Intense Youth Complex work, but in a nutshell, the active components of this hand cream (such as the mushroom derivative Tremella Fuciformis, an algae ferment, Sacha Inchi oil and Maize Propanediol) work synergistically to supply longer-lasting and more moisture to the skin than Hyaluronic Acid, increase the moisture content (which translates to firmer and plumper looking skin) and finally form a protective barrier to keep this new-found moisture locked in.

The hand cream is white in colour with a medium consistency and smooth texture, bearing a pleasant and natural smelling citrus/herbal scent. Once applied, it takes a few minutes to become fully absorbed into the skin, but even at this stage, the change is clearly visible – lines become less pronounced and the the surface of the skin itself also seems magically smoother – nothing overt, but a noticeable change just the same. When applied to the palms, Intense Youth Complex leaves a slippery, silicone-like feel behind which takes several minutes to absorb on its own – something worth noting. The directions state to apply this cream morning and evening, but since I love the results so much, I find it very difficult sticking to that — I literally want to use it all day long. After about a week, I noticed a huge change in the skin of my hands as they appear significantly revived and well, refreshed-looking.


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Hand Chemistry | Intense Youth Complex


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Hand Chemistry | Intense Youth Complex

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Hand Chemistry | Intense Youth Complex (unretouched)

 Hand Chemistry after swatch

Hand Chemistry | Intense Youth Complex (unretouched)


I moisturize my hands A LOT and even though there are several brands that I have always sworn by, none of them have ever shown results as rapidly as the Intense Youth Complex. The fact that this hand cream isn’t priced out of the stratosphere, makes things even sweeter and with Winter just around the corner and the ensuing dryness my skin goes through every year, I’ll be ready for it. Or, at least my hands will … now Hand Chemistry needs to come out with a full-body version of this cream, and I’ll be set.

Available through Shopper’s Drug Mart/Murale stores (Canada) – find more information via:


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*Disclosure: Product sample provided by the company/PR for my unbiased consideration

Dermalogica | A Beauty Event

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Earlier this week, I was invited to attend the launch of 2 exciting new products – Redness Relief Primer SPF20 and PowerBright TRx™, both from Dermalogica®,  a brand that is relatively new to me, but one that is quickly reaching cult status amongst devotees of their skincare regimens. This media event was held at one of the flagship stores here in Canada, located in the heart of Old Montréal, and I was treated to a personalized tour of the facilities – which includes several stations, starting from a consultation table in the front, a skin bar further in where you can actually try the products before investing, an smaller area for quick treatments (as in 20 minute facials that can be squeezed in during one’s lunch break), a row of chairs near the back of the store for longer and more detailed treatments, and finally an elevated room where you can receive a more in-depth and private session — all customizable to each person’s needs.

The entire range of products from this brand are all located in the front of the store and are available for retail purchase, and while the assortment can appear overwhelming, the staff is well versed on each item and are all extremely helpful in helping you narrow things down to what will work best and more importantly, what you really need.

During the event, with the wine plentiful and delicious treats to munch on, we were treated to a short presentation on these two new products; for those with sensitive skin or prone to redness/rosacea, the Redness Relief Primer SPF20 is definitely something that you’ll want to look into, while anyone who has ever battled skin hyper pigmentation (such as myself — all thanks to really bad sun worshipping habits when I was younger), then the innovative PowerBright TRx™ trio of products are there to offer solutions.

All in all, the event turned out to be not only informative, but quite fun as well as I got the opportunity to chat with colleagues and fellow beauty enthusiasts, as well as sharing great conversation and laughs with Montréal tv personality (and a rising star on the comedy circuit), Chantal Desjardins (you can check out her website here) — who is not only gorgeous and engaging, but so tall that I swear I look like a Hobbit beside her (she actually removed her heels in the photo we took together, in order to make me feel better!) Now that I’ve had a chance to view the facilities in person, I’m really looking forward to booking a session (or 6) and getting to know Dermalogica® products even better and if you happen to be in my fair city, then I suggest you add a visit to this unique spa/skincare store for some amazing pampering.

Located at 132 McGill Street, Montréal 514-871-3003 Find more information via website/twitter/Facebook/Instagram


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With Montréal’s own (and über-talented) Chantal Desjardins



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Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Or Rouge Crème, Exceptional Global Skincare

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One of the most luxurious moisturizers I’ve had the pleasure of trying, has got to be without a doubt, Or Rouge (CAN $425.00/30 ml) from Yves Saint Laurent Beauté. Sourced from the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco – a land beloved by M. Saint Laurent, lies the star ingredient of Or Rouge: the pistils of the Saffron flower with their almost mythical regenerative properties. Housed in a fluidly shaped receptacle in tones of black, gold, & red – created by furniture and interior designer Noé Duchaufour Lawrance, it echoes the oriental influences at the heart of Yves Saint Laurent Couture, with each golden cap finished by hand and resulting in a swirled brushed finish – each as unique as a fingerprint. There is also an accompanying applicator designed to mimic the Saffron pistil’s shape, although the one I received is significantly different and rather utilitarian (see the photos of the event I attended lower down the post, to view the actual applicator).

Making advances in the field of premium skincare, Yves Saint Laurent and their SKINSCIENCE committee of experts have begun delving in Glycobiology – putting it simply, this is the study of the structure, biosynthesis, and biology of saccharides (sugar chains or glycans). The pistil (Saffron) of the crocus flower bears a rare ingredient with a high concentration of glycans, an ingredient that our skin begins to lack as we age, resulting in subsequent skin & cell deterioration, as well as being extremely high in Crocin, an ingredient that has well documented anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, which helps with quick cellular renewal and turnover, firming & toning, as well as aiding in eliminating dark spots of the skin.

Through the millennia, Saffron has been highly prized by many cultures – at times valued even higher than gold. Legend has it that the Greek God Hermes had wounded his friend with a discus; 3 drops of blood then fell to the ground and on that very spot, a mauve flower grew with 3 blood red pistils – that flower was then named Crocus after Hermes’ wounded friend. Even Alexander the Great camped on a field of crocuses that bloomed overnight – which he took as a sign from the Gods, leading him to turn back his army. The legendary Cleopatra – famed for her fierce cunning as well as her lavish beauty rituals, reputedly added Saffron to milk in order to create a golden coloured elixir to bathe in – fit for a queen, no doubt.

The crocus plant is self-propagating and produces its own offspring, with the flowers blooming only in Autumn on one unpredictable day of the year – making it one of nature’s most evanescent (and quite finicky) treasures. The women who tend these flowers, watch over them carefully – waiting for that one single precise moment to begin harvesting them: at the first light of dawn, when the flowers are laced with dew and the petals still remain protectively closed around the precious pistils, drawing each flower delicately from the soil.

Once gathered, each of the three Saffron heads per flower are then tenderly removed and carefully dried, before being stored in airtight glass jars. It takes 150,000 flowers to produce just one kilogram of Saffron. This precision and delicate work needs practiced & deft hands, which is why this this skill is passed down from one generation of women to another – a celebration of an ancestral act.

The ‘terroir’ (much like the soil conditions that nurture the most prized wine grapes) of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains was selected by the YSL SKINSCIENCE team for its perfect climate: the altitude, ideal soil conditions, rainfall and temperature yield the richest source of this exceptional harvest, and now this potent compound can also be found in Or Rouge.

Holt Renfrew, the exclusive retailer for the Yves Saint Laurent Or Rouge Exceptional Global Skincare range, recently held a private launch event to which I was invited and given the opportunity to learn even more about this incredible face product, and where I also received my first henna tattoo – a gorgeous crocus flower-inspired creation which lasted about 2 weeks before gradually fading away, by the talented henna artist, Shaista Jalal.


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Crocus Sativus flowers with their three vivid & distinctive pistils at their heart – also known more commonly as saffron


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Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Or Rouge Crème


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Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Or Rouge Crème


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Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Or Rouge Crème (sealed applicator)


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Or Rouge Crème (CAN $425.00/30 ml) | Every detail of Or Rouge (french for “red gold”) just screams subtle luxury – starting from the Asian-influenced shape of the container, to the product itself. An off-white cream that bears a fresh/floral scent and in a texture that is a cross between slippery-feeling and buttery smooth. That this cream is incredibly rich, you can tell from the instant you begin applying it – a little goes a long way, as it spreads effortlessly and seems to almost glide along your skin. As I have combination skin, I found that Or Rouge is much too emollient for me to wear during the day, but as a night cream, it has literally transformed my skin: a thin layer applied before bed, and I wake up to the softest, most even toned looking skin. For the past few weeks that I’ve been testing this moisturizer, I’ve also noticed that the tiny lines around my eyes seems to be significantly improved as well, looking more filled-in but as to any firmness, I can’t say my skin seems changed in that respect, although I’d probably need specialized equipment to really test that, right?


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Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Or Rouge Crème


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Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Or Rouge Crème


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Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Or Rouge Crème


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Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Or Rouge Crème launch


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Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Or Rouge Crème launch


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Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Or Rouge Crème launch


YSL Or Rouge new fragrances

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Oriental Perfume Collection (Majestic Rose, Supreme Bouquet, Noble Leather)


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Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | Receiving my first henna tattoo at the Or Rouge event, executed by artist Shaista Jalal


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Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | The finishing touches to my henna tattoo at the Or Rouge event


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Yves Saint Laurent Beauté | The Saffron-insipired design of my henna tattoo, Or Rouge event


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With über-stylish Carrie MacPherson, Editor in Chief at Zurbaines – at the Yves Saint Laurent Or Rouge event


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Striking a pose with the lovely Stephanie Boridy (Holt Renfrew Personal Shopper par extraordinaire) at the YSL Or Rouge event


No one is exempt from time, and while ageing is a natural process, I don’t intend to go down without a fight. Happily, Or Rouge is one skincare product that truly delivers on its claims – and at that price, it better. Interestingly enough, I was sent a 15 ml container of product versus the 30 ml sold at counters, so I’m guessing mine was a media/press version, as I can’t seem to find that size listed anywhere (a smaller size like mine at half the cost of the original would actually be an ideal entry to this range). Yes, there are face creams available that provide positive results & at a fraction of the cost, but for those that can afford it, you owe it to yourself to indulge in this little pot of magic. The way I see it, my face is definitely worth the expense (just cut back on other frivolities), then sit back and enjoy the compliments.

Available exclusively through Holt Renfrew (Canada), find more information via:


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*Disclosure: Product sample provided by the company/PR for my unbiased consideration

Dr Roebuck’s | Pure Body

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Over 30 years ago, Australian brand Dr Roebuck’s first introduced to the world a skincare product line for all things precious; building upon that original cream is the new Pure Body (CAN $24.95/250 ml), a super nourishing and hydrating body moisturizer. Evolved from the Dr Roebuck’s original ‘Pure’ formula and specifically made to provide the most intense nourished feel to the skin, some of the ingredients include:

  • Neroli Petigrain from France
  • Lavender Oil
  • White Tea
  • Macadamia Oil
  • Vitamin E
  • Shea Butter

Made for all skin types, in particular those with sensitivities, this uniquely Autralian-made product contains everything your body needs to feel totally hydrated, but without any of the usual (and potentially nasty) chemicals, such as Petrochemicals, Sulphates, TEA/DEA, Glycols, Silicas, PEGS, Parabens or synthetic fragrances and colours.


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Dr Roebuck’s | Pure Body


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Dr Roebuck’s | Pure Body

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Pure Body (CAN $24.95/250 ml) – Protected by an inner foil seal and housed in a convenient squeeze tube (which is also BPA-free) with an attached flip-top cap, the product within is a white cream with a relatively thick, butter-like texture and bears a lightly fragrant herb-ally kind of scent – I definitely get hints of Lavender Oil upon first application. Meant to provide über-moisturization, Pure Body is also loaded with anti-oxidant properties to effectively neutralize free-radicals and thus has the added benefit of anti-ageing properties as well – all pluses, in my book.

The formula, while easy to dispense from the tube, is quite thick – more of a body butter than a cream, actually, and while it could be a little difficult to spread along the body especially when compared to a lotion, I’ve figured out some tips to make it glide along that much easier. The easiest way to apply Pure Body, is immediately after showering and towelling off, where your skin is at its most supple and porous, thus better able to absorb all the nutrients offered by this product. The brand recommends applying a thick layer and letting it sit on the skin to be naturally absorbed (which does in fact work, although it takes longer), I still prefer to massage it gently into the skin. The scent is quite light and very pleasant – which also seems to dissipate quickly as the cream warms up and becomes totally absorbed into the skin. Lasting power, is exceptionally impressive: 24 hours later, my skin still feels nourished, hydrated, and incredibly soft – I actually can skip a day of body moisturizer easily after applying Pure Body, without experiencing any dryness whatsoever. As a little goes an incredibly long way, this one 250 ml tube should last quite a while – yet another plus.


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Dr Roebuck’s | Pure Body

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Dr Roebuck’s | Pure Body


I am a total fiend when it comes to moisturizing – be it my face, hands, body or even hair, but not all products are created equal; what I absolutely love about Dr Roebuck’s Pure Body, is not only how beneficial the formula is, but how good it makes my skin feel. As to the anti-ageing claim, I can’t attest to that (yet), but that’s just another perk which I’ll gladly accept. Perfect for parched skin (serial beachgoers, you NEED this) and the dryness that we all experience once Winter hits, I believe I may have found my perfect match – as far as body creams go, that is.

Available exclusively through Murale store in North America. Find more information via:


Dr. Roebuck's Pure Body

*Disclosure: Product sample provided by the company/PR for my unbiased consideration

Elizabeth Arden – Ceramide Boosting 5-Minute Facial

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Confession: I’ve never had a professional facial (I’ve also never been to a spa or have had a massage either, for that matter *insert stunned silence here*), but I’ve read countless reports on the experience, and the common thread expressed by all, is how refreshed, revived & glowing their skin feels after. Well, now we can all enjoy that feeling with Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide Boosting 5-Minute Facial, a two step bi-weekly system to treat and pamper your skin, all in the comfort of your own home.

Merging over 100 years of hands-on spa experience with their cult-fave Ceramide youth restoring skincare technology, has led to the creation of this innovative system that consists of a self-foaming mask to first draw out impurities from the skin, then followed up by a serum to deeply penetrate for maximum effectiveness, leaving you looking like you just spent oodles of money for a luxury treatment.

Housed in 2 cylindrical pump-dispensing containers to preserve the integrity of the ingredients, this system is meant to be used 1-2 times per week (or as the perfect prep before a special occasion) and as a replacement for the Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum (or your usual moisturizer)

Key Ingredients (Self-Foaming Mask):

  • Lactic Acid & Protease Enzyme – a combination of alpha hydroxy acids and an enzyme that gently exfoliates and dissolves surface skin-clogging impurities
  • Botanical Extracts – a blend of bilberry, sugar cane, sugar maple, orange and lemon botanical extracts, which all contain naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids that help exfoliate the the skin
  • Targeted Peptide – a purifying peptide that helps prime skin for optimum treatment
  • Glycerin – a humectant that replenishes skin with moisture

Key Ingredients (Replenishing Serum):

  • Ceramide Triple Complex (a targeted blend of Ceramides 1,3 and 6) – helps to restore skin’s protective barrier ad stimulate new ceramide production
  • Retinyl Linoleate – a Vitamin A derivative that gently and effectively smoothes the look of fine lines and wrinkles while increasing skin’s firmness
  • Red Algae Extract – a marine botanical that helps reduce the look of dark spots while increasing skin’s brightness
  • Rice Kefiran and Aloe Vera Gel – an anti-inflammatory duo that soothes, calms and helps heal skin
  • Tropical Fruit Extracts – a blend of natural extracts that work together to help plump and firm the look of skin
  • Optical Enhancers – a blend of Mica, silicone, silica and pearlescent pigments that instantly blurs fine lines and wrinkles
  • Glycerin, DL-Panthenol, Sucrose – a humectant blend that helps support skin’s moisture retention

Sounds like a ton of stuff, doesn’t it? Whatever … as long as it delivers, I’m SO on board.

As the Ceramide Boosting 5-Minute Facial (CAN $100.00) is a 2-step system and should ideally be timed, here are a few tips that worked for me. Prepare by having a clean towel handy & a timer (I use my kitchen/cooking timer) that you pre-set for 2 minutes. Start by dispensing a golf-ball sized dollop of foam from the Self-Foaming Mask into the palm of your hand and then quickly applying that to the face and neck, making sure to avoid the orbital (eye) area. Here’s the cool part: the mask actually seems to foam & bubble up, then about a minute later starts to fizz — right before your eyes! Immediately start timer and as soon as the 2 minutes lapse, completely rinse everything off. Follow up by applying the Replenishing Serum (face + neck), massaging it into the skin with your fingertips until it is completely absorbed, then apply your preferred moisturizer.

I have never thought of myself as particularly sensitive-skinned and usually when products say they “tingle”, I’ve rarely experienced anything at all. Either my skin has changed or this Self-Foaming Mask is quite strong, but the first time I applied it, within 10 seconds I was ready to rinse it all off – it was a tingling sensation bordering on hellfire. For the sake of the review, I endured it and by the time I was ready to rinse it all off, most of the heat had subsided. But STILL, I was a little hesitant to try it again a few days later … but once more, into the breach, as they say. Surprisingly, the second time around, I experienced a strong tingling, but no burning; either I knew what to expect, or my skin was going through some bizarre phase the first time, but I cringed for nothing – it was absolutely fine. The best part, was seeing what my skin looked like once I was done: radiant, renewed, and basically re-booted. For that, I’ll take on the über-tingling any day.


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Elizabeth Arden – Ceramide Boosting 5-Minute Facial


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Elizabeth Arden – Ceramide Boosting 5-Minute Facial


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Elizabeth Arden – Ceramide Boosting 5-Minute Facial (ingredients)


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Elizabeth Arden – Ceramide Boosting 5-Minute Facial


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Elizabeth Arden – Ceramide Boosting 5-Minute Facial, Self-Foaming Mask applied


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Elizabeth Arden – Ceramide Boosting 5-Minute Facial, Self-Foaming Mask at the 2 minute mark



I can’t speak for the long-term benefits of the Ceramide Boosting 5-Minute Facial, but if what a few treatments of using this duo is anything to judge by, I am completely impressed by my results so far. For those who find alpha hydroxy acids too strong or that have ultra sensitive skin, then I strongly suggest a patch test first, as this may prove to be too strong. For everyone else who’s been looking for an at-home skin renewal system but have been disappointed by other brands, then I cannot urge you strongly enough to give this a shot. Just a thought: this would also make a great Mother’s Day gift … or an anytime gift, for that matter!

Available now in Canada through The Bay, Shopper’s Drug Mart/Pharmaprix, Sears and London Drugs. For more information:


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*Disclosure: Product sample provided by the company/PR for my unbiased consideration