Sunday, 12 January 2014

Estelle & Thild Violet Firming Lotion



Estelle & Thild Violet Firming Lotion* - £33

I've mentioned Estelle & Thild quite a few times before as I believe that the organic Swedish skincare brand could (and should) become huge in the UK this year. Their Lily Detox Mask is such a brilliant face mask & it even made it into my favourite products of 2013. Impressed by their facial skincare products, I wanted to know if their body range was just as effective. The Violet Body Sculpting range consists of a body scrub, slimming oil & this firming lotion. These products aim to exfoliate, drain & tone your body. I imagine you would probably need to use all three to see maximum results but I've been testing the Violet Firming Lotion for several months now & I've definitely noticed a difference to the overall tone of my skin. This product is designed to lift & tone the skin for a more refined appearance. My skin feels so much smoother since I started using it & it's a little less flabby too.

This body lotion smells absolutely beautiful. It has a light floral scent of violets & roses which lingers on the body for quite a while. The ingredient list is impressive with 99.4% coming from natural origin. It's packed full of moisturising elements including sunflower oil, olive oil, almond oil, aloe vera & vitamin E. It feels very light though so it might not be sufficient for those with really dry skin. The texture isn't the best. The product is a thick white cream and it takes a while for it to absorb into the skin. It feels tacky for about five minutes after application so you have to wait around for it to dry before getting dressed. Personally I prefer body moisturisers that sink in immediately but the effects of this product are worth waiting around for. It uses antioxidants from green tea extract to effectively combat free radical damage whilst caffeine from green coffee evens out the surface texture of your skin & helps to firm it up. Lactic acid is one of my favourite facial acid exfoliants so I was pleased to see it included in this body lotion. It adds to the overall smooth feel this lotion gives to my body & along with regular exfoliation, it has helped to reduce all the bumps on my upper arms.

I think many people are trying to tone up at this time of year. The Violet Body Sculpting range can really help you to achieve a firmer body. These products stimulate the skin for a smoother, tighter feel and the caffeine present helps to fight cellulite at the same time. My bingo wings, mummy tummy & thunder thighs all look slightly better now. Of course you can use all the products in the world & none of them will make any difference if you aren't eating right & exercising regularly. The best time to use this product is after your post-workout shower. Your muscles will be exercised, firming up everything inside your body whilst this stuff works on the skin outside. I think it's so important to treat your body right internally & externally. It's the only way you'll actually see a difference. Miracle slimming products simply don't exist yet but this is definitely a step in the right direction.


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11 comments:

  1. Sounds lovely ad I love trying new lotions.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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    1. I think it's a topic that many don't bother covering but body lotions are always nice to try out :) xx

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  2. Ouchies it's pretty expensive, but does sounds lovely!

    Georgina at itotallypaused.com

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    1. that's the main downside to the estelle & thild products, they're pretty pricey! xx

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  3. This sounds really lovely and I bet the scent is beautiful too x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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    1. I adore the smell of it, roses & violets are a beautiful combo xx

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  4. I've never tied a firming lotion, but this really doe's sound lovely!

    www.chlotalks.blogspot.com

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    1. Most of them don't really do much so you've not missed out on anything. This is probably the only one where I've noticed any toning xx

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  5. I would like to try some firming lotions but like you said, it won't work unless it's paired with exercise (and I'm lazy ;))

    Danniella x | www.famousinjapan.co.uk

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    1. haha me too! i hope i can keep these blooming new years resolutions up! xx

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