Rodan+Fields, Proactiv's younger but more refined sister brand, is launching in Australia next month, and as a result I've been bombarded with messages from the brand's direct marketing representatives! One such representative was kind enough to send along a handful of samples to try, including a very generous little pot of the Redefine Multi-Function Eye Cream. Rodan+Fields says their Multi-Function Eye Cream "combines powerful peptides to minimize the appearance of crow’s-feet, helps reduce the appearance of both puffiness and dark under eye circles while special optical diffusers noticeably brighten the eye area. This formula is ideal for maintaining the delicate skin around the eyes". This eye cream contains 15ml (.5 fl oz) and sells for $62USD ($71CAD). Rodan+Fields does not test on animals.
When it comes to Lush, I'm only really interested in two products - Caca Rouge Henna and bubble bars - everything else in the store has always felt frivolous, overpriced, and gimmicky. Their lotions and hand creams never really registered on my radar, but I think that may have changed! Recently, my sister in law gifted me a small tub of Lush's Love and Light Hand Cream and it changed my view on Lush body care. Lush says "This softening neroli and Fair Trade organic cocoa butter cream will make light work of moisturising your hands, so keep it within reach when dryness strikes. Brazilian orange, orange blossom and neroli will brighten up your skin (and your mood) in an instant. Fragrant and divinely softening, this lotion is a Midsummer Night's Dream for sore hands." A tub of Love and Light will run you $19.50AUD ($19.95USD/£8.95GBP) for 100g (3.4oz) of product. Lush is cruelty free and most of their products, including Love and Light Hand Cream are vegan. This hand cream was made in Australia.
Back in October I gleefully announced that I'd finally settled into a low maintenance hair care routine that really worked well for me! After years of searching and sampling, I'd finally found my (almost) perfect combination of products that kept my problematic hair in check. Then life threw me a curve ball at the very end of the year and things got a little crazy. I moved from Sydney's familiar climate to bone dry Adelaide and the combination of heat, aridity, and the stress of a cross country relocation took an immediate toll on my already difficult-to-manage hair. My hair became even more prone to tangling and quite fragile and I started experiencing breakage and shedding like never before! While I hadn't noticed any thinning on my scalp, my ever present ponytail is had become much thinner. I started to panic a little, and when Priceline offered half off on all hair care, I scrambled to find products that might combat my new hair concerns. After a little more than a month of use, I'm ready to share my thoughts on four of the products I picked up. Click through to read more.