Decleor 2016 Advent Calendar Review. Day 4: Hydra Floral 24 Hour Hydrating Light Cream.

Day 4, although I’m missing out on posting it on the right day – again – by minutes.

Anyway… we could have predicted that today’s treat would be a moisturiser. So now we have a cleanser, toner, serum and moisturiser.

It’s Hydra Floral 24 Hour Hydrating Light Cream, a 15ml tube worth £12 (that’s better!)

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It’s currently on sale at Look Fantastic with 25% off (£30 rather than £40 for a 50ml tub) and it seems that the 25% discount applies to the whole Decleor range. You can shop the entire range (or at least that part of it which is stocked by Look Fantastic) here.

It’s another beautifully scented offering and complements the other floral gorgeousness we’ve got so far. It IS very light and it doesn’t take long to sink in, My skin also feels softer but it’s another non-gamechanger to be honest. It’s a little unremarkable.

It does smell good though and I’m a sucker for fragrance so that keeps the score fairly reasonable at 6.5/10.

Lou xx

Decleor 2016 Advent Calendar Review. Day 3: Aromessence Neroli Oil Serum

Super short today because I’m shattered. One routine hospital appointment and I’m totally spent. No spoons today! (spoon theory).

Anyway, it’s the complementing serum oil to go with the two products behind doors number 1 and 2. As the others, it smells gorgeous. Actually, this smells even better.

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This 1ml vial is worth £3 based on RRP (it isn’t cheap!)

You only need a teeny bit, it sinks into the skin after a few minutes and leaves it feeling soft and nourished.

I like this very much. 9/10

Lou x

Decleor 2016 Advent Calendar Review. Day 2: Aroma Cleanse Tonifying Lotion with neroli essential oil.

Another 10ml bottle today, this time in the form of toner. It’s Aroma Cleanse Tonifying Lotion with neroli essential oil – the toner which compliments yesterday’s cleanser. It looks like we may be building up to a set of skincare products which complement each other. I hope that is the case – it’s a nice idea.

I don’t know why they’ve classified it as a ‘lotion.’ It isn’t. It’s a straight up toner. Toning water would perhaps have been more appropriate but what do I know?

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Anyway, this little bottle is worth a less than generous £1, although a 200ml bottle is currently on sale at Look Fantastic (we’re back there again!) for £18.45.

Again, it smells fab. Their blurb says that it “(tones) your skin to perfection without any tightness” although I do feel that it has actually tightened the skin. That’s not a bad thing, however – at least not in my book! Decleor also claim that it leaves you with smoother skin and it does seem to do just that. It’s not a game-changer however and had I tried this before Pixi’s (see my earlier blog here) I would not have been convinced to stop skipping toner. It’s okay. It DOES smell great and that’s a saving grace.

I would say that if you’re planning on buying the complementing toner and cleanser you should consider getting a bigger bottle of toner than cleanser, or even buy them at a ratio of 2:1. You won’t use them up at the same rate and you’re going to need more toner if you’re to have any left halfway through your cleanser.

So yeah, it’s okay. Not marvellous but okay.

6/10

Lou x

Decleor 2016 Advent Calendar Review. Day 1: Aroma Cleanse Cleansing Milk with neroli essential oil.

Happy New Year!!!! 😀 I hope you all had a fabulous night last night and I wish you all the very best for 2017. Thank you all for staying with me into another year. I appreciate you all and I hope that together we’ll continue to build upon the blog’s following throughout 2017 (here’s hoping!)

Right, so we turn our attention now to Decleor’s 2016 Advent Calendar. As in previous years, this will be the last month of my daily blogs and thereafter we will be back to occasional posts when there’s something new to discover, a bargain to tell you about or a giveaway for you to get involved in.

In the meantime, how does Decleor kick things off? Well, their first offering is a 10ml bottle of Aroma Cleanse Essential Cleansing Milk with neroli essential oil. It’s worth £1 based on RRP although there’s a massive 400ml version (worth £40) available for only £25 at the moment, here, or if you’d rather try a smaller bottle you can pick up a 200ml version (worth £20.50) for only £14.95 here.

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You apply it to the face and neck using a damp cotton pad, in light circular movements. It smells gorgeous. Neroli is supposed to be particularly good for elevating the mood so it’s a lovely way to start off the new year – with a little essential oil lift. It cleanses effectively and has a nice light consistency which leaves your skin feeling clean and smelling great.

I like this. For me, fragrance is (and always has been) all important and this is a winner in that regard. Neroli features in a lot of my favourite Lush products, so there’s something very familiar and comforting about it.

We’re off to good start with a solid 8/10. I think if it hadn’t been for the fragrance it may have been a 7 or 7.5 as, again, Eve Lom sets the cleanser bar ridiculously high. That smell though…!!! ❤

Lou x