I've found this really amazing moisturiser!

(36 Posts)
shine0ncrazydiamond Wed 09-Jan-13 12:52:29

Can't link as on my phone but I bought some TempleSpa Skin Truffle facial moisturiser as a treat over Christmas and its FAB!

Yes, it's £££ but bloody hell - it definitely does what it says on the tin! I've been converted from Elemis Pro Collagen - I think it's worth the extra.

Anyone else tried it?

Ooo sounds amazing! Just read some reviews and everyone seems wowed...

I have a question? If you were to use this as a day cream, would you put on sunblock before or after? (I don't wear anything else like foundation). <clueless emoticon>

I'm really tempted as my face appears to have collapsed and turned into a prune when I hit 40, and I have a credit card, am an impulse buyer and would like a miracle if possible grin

NigellasGuest Wed 09-Jan-13 18:10:46

threesteps

I went through a similar dilemma with sunblock / facecream etc. and I think you are meant to put sunblock on under your cream, but for me I got to a stage where I had just too much stuff on my face. So I ended up buying a primer with SPF and using that instead of sunblock. No experience with Skin Truffle here but I am sorely tempted - sounds delish!

brill, thanks Nigella!

I've never really put much on my face (hence my current state I guess), so it's all a bit of a learning curve...

this stuff says it's got gold and silver in, which put me off (seemed gimmicky) until I read some reviews and they all say it's amazing!

finger twitching towards credit card!

NigellasGuest Wed 09-Jan-13 18:34:35

you won't get a miracle, threesteps. Before you buy it, check it's the right thing for your own particular kind of skin otherwise you will have to sell the truffle stuff on to me for £4.99 be making an expensive mistake!

grin Nigella
ShineOn please come back and tell us if it is miraculous!

shine0ncrazydiamond Wed 09-Jan-13 19:30:23

grin

I am an absolute product junkie and have tried every lotion and potion known to man from elemis to decleor via creme de mer and god ... You get my drift!

I am 41 and have never used a sun block. I have no lines and work hard to look after my skin. I recommend my second wonder product ! Facial oil! I use the Rose one by Ren and apply two drops. I let that sink in and then add moisturiser and eye cream ( after trying them all I've finally found the best one there as well grin )

Obviously I can't give you a guarantee that this will work for your specific skin type . I'd describe my skin as relatively normal - sometimes prone to a little dry and sometimes a little greasy - normal in the whole though.

I really like this skin truffle. It's just really nice to apply , sinks in well, gives a bit of a natural glow and delivers just the right amount of moisture. It's quite thick so a little goes a long way.

I wonder if you email temple spa if they'd let you have a sample ? Might be worth a shot.

shine0ncrazydiamond Wed 09-Jan-13 19:31:08

Oh and it's not sparkly at all! Not even in the pot. No hint of a shimmer

tillyandfriends Wed 09-Jan-13 19:39:37

Where can I buy this? can you put a link for the website please.

Thanks Shiny smile

Our skin sounds quite similar, but unfortunately I do have lines at 40, mainly below my eyes (absence of sunblock and no sunglasses, which I'm now paying the price of)... Frankly I look knackered!

3 years ago I got carded for booze, and now I look like dot cotton shock

I loved the ideal of lobbing some champagne, gold and silver on my face and making it all go away grin

Will resist for the time being and good idea to e-mail them for a sample, will definitely give that a go... cheers!

Tilly if you go to www.beautybible.com they review it there and also have a link to buy. I guess you could go direct to the website though (Temple Spa)?

the idea

tillyandfriends Wed 09-Jan-13 20:08:32

Thanks threestep

TheBOF Wed 09-Jan-13 20:11:50

Can't beat a bit of E45...grin

MrsCampbellBlack Wed 09-Jan-13 20:12:57

or botox wink

But truffles you say . . . And you do look about 12

PackItInNow Wed 09-Jan-13 20:55:48

I have some mini/trial-sized TempleSpa stuff. I got it as a Thank You from the lady for hosting a TempleSpa party. One of my friends from college came and bought £150 worth of stuff that night. My Thank You box has £60 worth of TS products in it and I have to admit I love their Firming neck cream.

My friend has found that the TS stuff she got is great and because you don't need as much of their creams, their stuff usually lasts longer than Avon creams (depending how much cream you use)

Hopefully I'll get this link malarky right. Here goes....

www.templespa.co.uk

PackItInNow Wed 09-Jan-13 20:57:27

I'll try again

www.templespa.com

PackItInNow Wed 09-Jan-13 21:01:00

Yay!!! Getting the hang of this linking palaver. Hope you all find what you want. I can vouch that their stuff is mainly natural product based.

HTH

shine0ncrazydiamond Wed 09-Jan-13 23:09:56

Oh give over Bof - I'd look 85 if I started using E45. It's absolutely imperative that I slather myself in the finest potions known to man.

Might start a blog gringringrin

Check out the Ren serum oil too. Oh and I have this new face oil by aromatherapy associates which is bloody good as well.

Have you seen that red jelly moisturiser ?

TheBOF Wed 09-Jan-13 23:18:25

Is that the one made from the endometrial lining of mermaids?

shine0ncrazydiamond Thu 10-Jan-13 00:59:10

Do you absolutely have to?angryangry

TheBOF Thu 10-Jan-13 01:03:18

Yes, sorry, I must sad

shine0ncrazydiamond Thu 10-Jan-13 01:13:40

Go to sleep

It's very late and you'll never get up in the morning sad

VestaCurry Thu 10-Jan-13 01:31:16

I've used the creamy face mask - very good.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Sat 12-Jan-13 14:58:40

whats the eye cream shiney ?????

shine0ncrazydiamond Sun 13-Jan-13 00:03:16

Dr Hauschka Rejuvenating eye cream. I've tried them all a few and this is the one that I think delivers. And the includes Creme De La Mer and Eve Lom.

shopafrolic Sun 13-Jan-13 07:54:02

Shine I took your recommendation for the Ren serum oil and it is fab. I can't say I now have the skin of a 12 year old but it is very good indeed and you only need a couple of drops. If you order online direct from Ren the send freebie samples too. So thanks so much for the recommendation.
My skincare recommendation is the new No7 Youthful eye serum. It is amazing and after just a week has definitely softened any fine lines around my eyes....
www.boots.com/en/No7-Youthful-Eye-Serum_1293974/

shine0ncrazydiamond Sun 13-Jan-13 08:51:39

Oh that's good shop - yes it's great isn't it?

I usually avoid no7 because its overpriced for what it is but I do have some of their protect and perfect eye cream and it's actually pretty good.

I shall look out that eye cream

AlwaysOneMissing Sun 13-Jan-13 09:48:13

Can anyone recommend a facial serum which is a bit cheaper than the Ren?
I can only afford up to about £20 but I like the sound of using oil/serum.
TIA

NigellasGuest Sun 13-Jan-13 12:15:53

Always why don't you go and ask for some samples from cosmetics counters. I would head to Clarins and say you are interested in trying a serum and can they recommend anything and if so could you have a sample. Then if you get on well with it, have a look on Ebay for it. There's a couple of Clarins ones I like at the moment, but I'm also using a Kate Somerville one which I got half price in the Space NK sale (now over, unfortunately) - I do love her stuff. I've had a sample of Estee Lauder advanced night repair serum which lasted me 3 nights. I did like it but not sure if I'm going to splash out and buy it or not.

AlwaysOneMissing Sun 13-Jan-13 13:00:28

Thanks Nigellas that's a great tip, I will be near a Selfridges this week so can pop in and see what people have to offer.
I have never had a lot of interest in skin care before so I am not overly familiar with which brands are good. I am suddenly looking a lot older than my years though! So want to start an anti ageing regime.
Thanks for the advice.

shine0ncrazydiamond Sun 13-Jan-13 23:12:42

How old are you AOM?

I started using a serum when I turned 40 last year... I have a very specific routine that cannot be interfered with grin I sometimes mix it up a bit re products, but right now it is...

Eve Lom cleanser [ although I like Liz Earle too ]

Liz Earle toner

Ren or Aromatherapy Associate facial oil

Skin Truffle moisturiser < at the moment > - it's usually Elemis Pro Collagen

Dr Hauschka eye cream

This Works Neck cream

Christ - I feel exhausted just reading that! Only take me 4 mins if that though - and that's taking off a full face of slap. I only use toner and a different moisturiser in the morning

shock I bought a brand new TempleSpa eye cream from the Gateway Christmas stall for 50p!

Goes of to slather all over eye baggage.

I kept meaning to Google, but thought, 'nah, it'll be a made-for-ASDA-type product.

shine0ncrazydiamond Sun 13-Jan-13 23:25:19

WOW!

What a bargain you got there!

I know! I'm going to look like a teenager.

AlwaysOneMissing Mon 14-Jan-13 12:14:52

Shine I am nearly 30, and I feel after a few years of interrupted sleep and the stress of having small DC, it's really taking its toll on my appearance!
I am getting lines on my face, especially around the mouth, and some around my eyes.
Thanks for the advice, I don't know if I am committed enough (or can afford) the beauty regime you do, but I know really that the sooner I start, the better.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Thu 17-Jan-13 17:23:43

for a smooth look and reduced pores and a brightening effect try Clinique for men scruffing lotion as a toner, I pinched DH's as he never used it and wow what a difference in a week. i recommend the sensitive/dry or normal skin ones unless you have a greasy skin as the others can be a bit drying apparently, I have tough skin though and didnt affect me.

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