I have got an absolutely cracking giveaway for you this week, just in time for Christmas. The lovely people at Queen Cosmetics are offereing one lucky reader a festive gift set of some of their bestselling skincare products - Sensiderma Moisture Soothe, Sensiderma Rich Hand Cream, Eye Make-up Remover and Glycerine Soap, worth £45!
For anyone unaware of the brand, Queen Cosmetics have been going since 1927 - that's 85 years - and was a pioneer in the field of hypo-allergenic cosmetics and skincare. Developed by dermatologists, its products are suitable for sensitive skin and are formulated according to a philosophy that believes in using the fewest ingredients possible to create effective results. There's no testing on animals and both cosmetics and skincare are free of unnecessary additives and preservatives.
Created in small batches to minimise waste, the products are formulated with ingredients that are sourced mainly from UK suppliers (around 90%), so supporting the UK economy and minimising the company's carbon footprint; it also takes its environmental responsibilities seriously and encourages customers to return empty containers for recycling.
Now for the products: Sensiderma Moisture Soothe is great for skin that is dry and sensitive, but it will also provide welcome relief to normal skin that feels dried out by the winter weather. I have used this and posted about it here. It really feels cool on the skin when you apply it and is absorbed quickly. Described as a day cream, I prefer to use it at night and it works well in this way for me.
Sensiderma Rich Hand Cream is just that, so it's ideal for this time of year. Slather it on your hands before bed then put on a pair of cotton gloves to enjoy an intense overnight hand treatment that will leave your skin soft and smooth.
Queen cream eye make-up remover is interesting, especially if like me, you're more used to the liquid kind. Simply pat the product over the eye area to remove even hard core make-up, then remove with damp cotton wool. As well as being good for sensitive skin, this is also suitable for contact lens wearers.
Finally, this simple glycerine soap can be used as a facial cleansing bar or in the shower instead of shower gel. It's not that long ago when we all used bars of soap, before liquid cleansers became popular, yet it's not something you see very often theses days. It won't dry out your skin, unlike many soaps, and it is even suitable for use by eczema or dermatitis sufferers.
So there you have it! A great Christmas present to treat yourself with, I'm sure you agree. To enter just leave a comment below (and follow 40s Chic if you wish - it's not a requirement of entry, but it would be great to see you here regularly.)
(One entry per person; please leave a twitter handle or some other way to contact you, but not telephone numbers and preferably not email; UK giveaway only - sorry; entrants should be over 18 years old; the giveaway closes on 14 December and the winner will be chosen at random through random.org).