Every now and then as a blogger you get a little email in your inbox that stands out from the rest, for me it was one asking if I'd like to try a couple of pieces from Joan Collins timeless beauty range. Did I know Dame Joan Collins had a beauty range? No. Was I intrigued? Hell yes! To put the range in their own word...s "Joan Collins Timeless Beauty is a new international luxury beauty brand, created by one of the most glamorous icons of our time. It aims not just to inspire women, but to provide them with the tools to feel and be beautiful at any age." I was sent two products to try; Ten Effects and I AM WOMAN Dry Body Polish both from the skincare section.
The dry polish is something I pretty much lived by before the wedding making sure my skin was in the best condition possible for tanning. It's created from a mixture of himalayan salts for scrubbing, kiwi seeds which are a natural source of vitamin C and olive, jojoba and avocado oils for sumptuously soft skin. I'd say this is easily the best body scrub I've ever used as my skin was super soft after using, smelt beautiful and I didn't even have to finish with a body cream thanks to all the luxurious oils.
Ten Effects is a makeup fixer and all round magic potion promising to: Super Hydrate, Firm, Refine Wrinkles, Minimise Pores, Improve Tone , Add a pH Balancing Layer, Soften, Calm Redness, Lock Makeup and Cool. I've been using the spray both in the morning and during the day for a freshen up - you only need to spritz once a day but I think it's such a lovely treat for the afternoon when you're starting to feel yourself dragging a bit. It's a really powerful spritz that covers your face evenly from just one pump when used at arms length - make sure you don't spray it any closer as it feels like you've been hit by a water canon which was the mistake I made the first time I tried it. The fragrance is very lovely, like a mixture of rose petals and baby powder and every time I use it I can still smell the scent for around an hour or two afterwards. I can't comment on whether it's added a pH layer to my skin or if it's refined any wrinkles but I can confirm that it's super hydrating, softening, cool and my makeups been lasting the day through too so I'd say it's a new handbag staple.