Saturday, 30 March 2013

Beauty Review: ESPA Skin Radiance Moisturiser

While at my internship, I was lucky enough to be invited to a hard hat tour of the building that is soon to become the Bedford Lodge Hotel Spa! 

The beautiful Bedford Lodge Hotel in Newmarket is luxurious and welcoming. Before our tour, we were led into their spacious and sumptuous conferencing room to be told all about the new spa. We then headed over to the nearby mansion where the spa is under construction. 

I was pleased to see that the house is retaining lots of it's original features and you can still sense the history there (the cellar was used in WWII as a back up for the town council meetings). I can't wait to see it when it's all ready, it sounds like it's going to be an incredibly tranquil place to relax and get expert beauty treatments. 

The Spa manager Anna, explained to us that the products they are going to be using are by a company called ESPA, who I hadn't heard of before. They specialise in salons and spas, and they use natural ingredients to achieve the relaxing, refreshing environment of a salon. At the end of the tour they gave us a goodie bag with some ESPA samples, a gift card and a lavender plant (lavender is the theme of the spa)! So kind of them!

I thought I'd do a review of the moisturiser I received, and I've already spent the gift card so expect more reviews soon! 

Skin Radiance Moisturiser Review:  
Here's the lovely pink and purple packaging that the moisturiser came in, along with a refining polish that I've yet to use.

The moisturiser is lovely, it's rich and thick but extremely soft. I noticed a difference in my skin after one application. If you're a regular blog reader you'll know that I have extremely, extremely dry skin! Especially on my face and hands. This winter has not been good for my poor skin and I was in desperate need for a moisturiser that would relive my chapped complexion. 

After application to my face; the next day my cheeks were so much softer, although I think it's going to take a long time for it to be back to normal, and some sunlight would certainly help! Natural Vitamin D please!! 

The only downside to this moisturiser is the smell. It smells like you are in a salon, which I can understand as ESPA are spa products, however, for home use I would prefer something a little more floral or fruity, or even no smell at all! 

But all in all, a very good moisturiser for helping dry skin, something I think we could all do with as the spring seems nowhere in sight! 

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