Friday, 30 November 2012

Giveaway - Queen Cosmetics skincare



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.)
Good luck!


(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).



















98 comments:

  1. I like the sound of the eye make up remover. I have mega sensitive eyes and always on look out for something that works but doesn't irritate them.
    Great giveaway!

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  2. This is a great giveaway! Thanks!

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  3. Hmmm would be nice to win something luxurious to pamper myself. I've got sensitive skin so I do have to be careful what I select. Keeping my fingers crossed. I already follow you via email.
    @MsXpat

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  4. Ethical an effective, got to be good :) @hoogervaaner

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  5. Something luscious yet environmentally friendly sounds wonderful.

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  6. Brigitte Leprince2 December 2012 at 15:08

    Fabulous prize! I would be delighted if I won! @Rainbow222 - following.

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  7. a prize with a difference. Thanks xx

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  8. I'm not far from 40 so need this! @tracyknixon

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  9. what a lovely prize! @chloe_adkins

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  10. wonderful prize - linz.1979@hotmail.co.uk

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  11. Lovely prize, thank you.xx @pixies15alana

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  12. Great comp. Thanks x

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  13. Great giveaway. Thank you. @flashquacks on twitter

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  14. lovely products , follow on twitter as @murtle42

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  15. Thanks for the great giveaway - Merry Christmas

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  16. Lovely prize :)

    @angeldaisy2002

    Have a lovely Christmas

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  17. Amazing prize, really would love to win!!

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  18. What a lovely prize and the hand cream sounds divine @HebeFlowers

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  19. I'm always reluctant to have the heat on too high in my house as it really dries out my skin but in this weather I don't have a choice! xx

    Jen x
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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  20. yet environmentally friendly sounds wonderful @steve2503

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  21. Nice rich indulgent cream - perfect for the skin at this time of year

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  22. grainne marnell-fox2 December 2012 at 17:51

    would love to win x

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  23. @LittleMsHolibob

    I'm ashamed to admit I've never heard of this brand before but I'd love to try it.

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  24. wow looks fab,

    littlemee23

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  25. I'd love this x @ollieamelia

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  26. The rich hand cream sounds perfect! @hammahnator

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  27. they look lovely, really classy - @beardedsalmon

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  28. Lovely prize! @caitlincheyenne on Twitter.

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  29. This is a great giveaway!

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  30. what a lovely giveaway @5122262

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  31. Wow - you are spoiling us. I know a special granny that would LOVE this... or I could just keep it myself - decisions, decisions... @MyMillsBaby

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  32. Luxuriously sparkly x

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  33. would love to win
    @nataljap123

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  34. These look rather nice!! always good to have a bit of a pamper time at christmas (well try) F.harris
    bluemonkeyuk@yahoo.co.uk

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  35. Fab prize these products look great! thanks for bringing them to my attention
    @melandjake99

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  36. Lovely prize, I'm always looking to try new skincare @RedRoseMummy

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  37. What a lovely prize - would make a great gift!
    Emma x (twitter id@beachpebble)

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  38. Wonderful prize. Very generous. @kateonthinice

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  39. great giveaway my eyes could do with this itching like mad because i used a new moisuriser!
    @sandigled

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  40. fabulous giveaway, thank you @juliedee4663 on twitter

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  41. Oh this looks like just what I need - every time I walk the dog I can practically feel the wind sucking moisture out of my skin!

    @cheekychicken24 on Twitter

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  42. Awesome prize and competition!

    @MorningPostie

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  43. I suffer from dry skin so this is a fab prize to win

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  44. thanks for the competition, im @squeekmango on twitter

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  45. Wow what a lovely prize @MummyFever

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  46. What a great prize - the moisturiser sounds great as I have REALLY sensitive skin and its been flaky recently due to the cold @mymillsbaby

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  47. great items @steviemc12

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  48. love2ly items @steviemc12

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  49. Your horse is beautiful x

    @Purple__Skull

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  50. I haven't come across this brand before, very interesting as the older I get the more my skin 'reacts' to products, so something gentle sounds great to me.

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  51. Sorry Twitter name is @Barnabysue

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  52. Fab giveaway - nice to see ethical products
    @debwh142

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  53. I've heard really good things about these products!

    @lj_fairy

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  54. Looks good stuff - would love to win so I could try. Not seen the brand before.
    @Gilla01

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  55. Handcream would be awesome, my hands dry out a lot :( @elizabethfergy

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  56. Fantastic prize - just what i need to help combat the effects of winter skin.
    @redmonkey750

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  57. great give away, this would make a wonderful xmas present.
    @francislee76

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  58. oh the Sensiderma Rich Hand Cream sounds fantastic, i suffer really bad with dry itchy hands that burn bright red and tried all sorts of creams and lotions that seem to ease the itching and dryness for so long then i'm back to square 1. thankyou for the giveaway and good luck all xx

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  59. As I turned 40 this year I'd love to win this!!!! @leighby

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  60. This sounds perfect for my mum, would love to be able to give it to her - anna.stickland@sky.com

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  61. Oh totally fabulous! Thanks :) x

    @MrsD_Winchester x

    Following too x

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  62. fantastic giveaway. xx @no1mumslh

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  63. Thanks for the giveaway @felixisfriend

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  64. Lovely giveaway!! @GreenKittens

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  65. Great giveaway, thanks.

    @pepicola3

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  66. These products sound fantastic as I am trying to switch to more natural products with no animal testing and these have been around years.

    Twitter @happymandz

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  67. These products sound perfect for dry sensitive skin - relief from itching at last!
    Thank you - @DMDIVA07

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  68. These look great...just what I need for my tired skin! This cold weather and central heating isn't doing my skin any favours. I would love to win. :)

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  69. Sorry, forgot to add my twitter handle: @Madrabbitgirl

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  70. loving the fact this is ethical. @ladycharlotte

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  71. Amazing prize, thank you very much! @Chicken_1983 :)

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