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The Honest Truth | My Rodial Beauty Review

So a few months ago I jumped onto the Rodial sale hype and ordered a few products to try out. I ordered three products and paid £40 for what should have cost £252. I wanted to put this post together, as there will probably never be another time in my life when I can afford, or even want to pay this much money for skincare. A brand like this is something that I would just never consider having as part of my everyday skincare regime, so this was the only opportunity I would have to test out the products and see if they really are worth the money. I bought a selection of products, mainly from the most popular section, as well as a hero product box to get a little variety of what they offer. I have never used Rodial before, nor heard too much about them, so this was a real opportunity to see what they were like with no assumptions already in my mind. I want this to be a very honest review, so will also be comparing the products to those I use already as part of my healthy skincare regime.

I never want to use this as a space to spread negativity, however just as an introduction, the reviews are very mixed when it comes to what I have tried.

My current skin care regime, which I have been using for a long time before trying Rodial includes brands such as Guinot, Alumier MD and BeautyLab London. It has taken me a while to find products that are right for me, but I finally got there. My skin has never felt or looked healthier. One thing I wanted to achieve from the Rodial products, for the cost, was instant results and a much healthier glow. For me, this didn’t happen. Obviously, everything I say in this post is only relevant to my experience and my skin type. So what didn’t work for me, could still work for you.

Bee Venom Moisturiser

This was the product that I was most excited about, as it is the only product from Rodial that I had heard of before buying into the brand. This product is claimed by beauty critics to be revolutionary in the industry, using an advanced formula that revitalises the skin for a naturally younger finish. Some of the key benefits include the use of bee venom to plump and smooth the appearance of lines and wrinkles; vitamin C to promote an even skin tone and correct sun damage; as well as long lasting hydration. I have probably used this product the most out of the whole selection I purchased from Rodial as it is the one I was the most excited for. As I said before, this is going to be an entirely honest review, so this is the product that I needed to start with as I have very mixed feelings. I definitely noticed an instant glow to my face after using this product and during the days afterwards (whilst carrying on using it morning and night), as well as a much more even skin tone. However, compared to using my usual moisturiser from Guinot, I definitely noticed that my skin was not as hydrated as normal. I also found that the product was not rich and did not feel luxurious when applied. For the price of £160, I would expect to have all these features, especially compared to my Guinot product that costs £50. All in all, it is an okay product and definitely does a lot of what it suggests, but for the price tag I do expect to be blown away.

White Brightening Mask

This so far has been my favourite product out of the whole Rodial selection. I started using face masks in about March of this year when I really wanted to better my skin care regime. I have got through countless of products trying to find the right one for me, and if I’m being honest, I have found  a few that I like but none that I love. This one, I have really enjoyed using. Unlike most other face masks, it has much more of a gel like consistency, and is a clear product that you apply evenly over the face. It covers very easily and doesn’t dry the skin out by any means. I always remove the product after 10 minutes with some warm water and my face is left to feel baby soft. The results over the next few days are always consistent, with a much more hydrated face and even skin tone. It is an easy to use product and in my opinion, well worth the money.



Dragons Blood Sculpting Gel


So for me, this is the product that I have seen the least results from, probably because it is something that needs to be used over a longer period of time, and being only 20 I probably don’t need my skin to look plumper yet. There may be a few people hating on me right now for saying that…but give it 10 years and I will probably bring this product out again! I have heard really good things about the long term effects of using this, so would definitely still recommend it if you suffer from dehydrated skin and to reduce the effects of ageing.

Stem Cell Superfood Cleanser



I was really excited about using this product as I am such a sucker for a really nice cleanser. You can easily take this product out the pot with your hands and work it into your skin like a cream, however it obviously doesn’t soak in. This cleanser was so gentle on the skin and easily removed all remaining makeup and thoroughly cleaned my skin. Using the muslin cloth I removed the product with warm water and was left with super fresh, baby soft skin. Following my remaining skincare products my skin felt incredibly after using this product.

Rodial Discount | Cult beauty brand Rodial is having a huge sale


Beauty brand Rodial can lay claim to starting so many skincare trends. From its now-iconic Dragon’s Blood collection, which uses a rare tree sap to help plump skin, to the line-freezing Snake line, it seems every new Rodial range sparks new developments in the skincare world.

So, it’s safe to say we dropped everything when we saw the brand was having a huge sale on a selection of its most legendary products – there’s a remarkable 80% off some of our favourite picks (as well as similarly great reductions on sister brand Nip + Fab).

But, while we’re huge fans of this performance-driven beauty brand, it’s true that some of the product names can be a little intimidating (Bee Venom Day Cream, anyone?).

With that in mind, we’ve broken down the details of our favourite Rodial sale picks, so you can find something new to try now (and at these prices, you might as well try them all)…

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Snake Booster Oil, £15 (was £70)


Rodial’s classic Snake Serum scored a high 80/100 in recent GHI testing, so it’ll come as no surprise to hear we’re equally enamoured with the line’s corresponding face oil.

Formulated with dry, sallow and ageing skin in mind, this hard-working oil contains a signature peptide complex that temporarily ‘freezes’ the muscles that contribute to fine lines and wrinkles – just like venom from a viper.


Instant Filler, £15 (was £35)


As the name suggests, this clever face primer skims over the surface of the skin to smooth uneven texture and fill fine lines. Used underneath a good hydrating foundation, the results are remarkable.


Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Tonic Mini, £9 (was £19)


The ‘Dragon’s Blood’ in this refreshing spritz is actually a red tree sap, famed for reducing inflammation and redness. It’s combined in this cooling mist with a heavy dose of hyaluronic acid, which works to bind moisture within the skin, resulting in a plumper, fresher face. A great all-rounder for every skin type.


Bee Venom Moisturiser, £45 was £175)


One of Rodial’s biggest cult heroes, this moisturiser uses a smart cocktail of ingredients – including bee venom and peptides – to noticeably help firm the skin, smoothing out fine lines and uneven texture. Bolstered by vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, this is one seriously potent skin-rejuvenator. It’s suitable for all skin types, but if you’re allergic to bee stings, give it a miss.


Eye Sculpt,£10 (was £34)


If wearing eyeshadow every day proves too much of a faff for you, get to know this clever suits-all, eye-sculpting mousse. Simply swipe the flattering cool-toned taupe over lids, blending into the crease for barely-there definition. Your eyes will look wider and brighter, but not overly ‘done’.


Snake Eye Cream, £35 (was £70)


An excellent accompaniment to the Snake Moisturiser, this next-gen eye cream works to ‘freeze’ the muscles that make fine lines look deeper. Hyaluronic acid offers that all-important hydration, while vitamin C brightens dark circles over time.

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Rodial Skincare Vit C Review

I have always loved anything with Vitamin C. After all, let’s be honest, every skincare and anti-aging blog or article discusses the importance of this fantastic antioxidant for our skin. Vitamin C not only helps to refined skin texture, but it also promotes a healthy and youthful glow, evens out skin tone, and promotes cellular turnover.

I have used a Vitamin C serum forever! I usually apply it during the day before my daily moisturizer. Now, I am ready to up my Vitamin C game! Those who are prepared to take their Vitamin C skincare routine to the next level, get ready because I have found two products that are a must-try.

Rodial Skincare makes two Vitamin C rich products that are amazing for all skin types! The Rodial Vit C Cleanser and the Vit C Cleansing Pads, have become my favorite skincare routine. The cleanser is packed with antioxidants! It is gentle, smells lightly of citrus, and truly leaves your skin clean, yet feeling nourished. The Vit C Cleansing Pads are the next level to clean skin. These pads are drenched in salicylic acid, hyaluronic acid, fruit acids, everything you need to get an incredible and youthful glow.

I like to start by cleansing with the gel cleanser, and then I follow it up with the cleansing pads. The cleansing pads give your skin a boost of radiance and leave it refreshed! I simply cannot rave enough about these two products! I have been using them both day and night, and I am so happy with the results.

If you are searching for a new cleanser and love a healthy glow, look no further! Rodial Skincare Vit C Gel Cleanser and Cleansing pads are a must-try! For more information, watch my youtube review. Stay Beautiful, Stay Healthy, and Stay Happy!

As we researched on the selling portal, we found a mixed mindset of the users. Some are saying it is perfect, but a few say it does not work. We also found reviews by shoppers on the other podium like verified selling sites and on social media. Everywhere mixed feedback has been found.

So before placing an order, please make sure about prices, quantity, and ingredients, as per your skin type.


As we know, the customer’s Rodial Pink Diamond Lifting Serum Review plays an essential role in concluding this post. It is because we found so much mixed user feedback on the internet.

Do you have this product? Please write your feedback in the comment box. Moreover, you may read here some tips to check the legitimacy of the product.

Rodial Review – Luxury Skincare & Makeup!

I’ve recently been trying out some new products with a secret ingredient…dragon’s blood! OK, not real dragon’s blood…it’s actually a red liquid that comes out of plants! From the research I’ve done, it appears dragon’s blood has lots of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, meaning it’s got to be good for your skin, right? Well, after trying out these dragon blood products from Rodial, I’m convinced it’s true! I’ve tried two different products with this interesting ingredient, as well as three other products from Rodial. So if you’re interested in learning more about dragon’s blood and this innovate brand, then just keep reading this Rodial review!

*This post is sponsored by Rodial and Collectively Inc. Products were provided complimentary. All content and opinions expressed are my own.*

Dragon’s Blood Velvet Cream – this cream is extremely soothing on dry skin. It contains hyaluronic acid, vegetal squalane, and hydromanil, all of which are intensely hydrating. It’s meant to be used day and/or night on the face and neck after cleansing. However, you all know I don’t usually use a thick cream on my face, so I used this instead on my neck and decolletage (and maybe on my legs and arms as well…I have super dry skin!). Weirdly enough, I couldn’t find this product on Space NK’s website, so I’m thinking it must be a new product that’s not yet available. I would definitely recommend it if you have really dry skin. It’s extremely hydrating, has a nice silky feel, and a lovely light scent.

Dragon’s Blood Lip Mask – OK, can I just say I’m a HUUUGE fan of lip masks? They’re probably one of my favorite type of mask. This one really helps to hydrate and tone my lips with it’s moisture-rich plumping bio-cellulose properties (I feel real fancy saying those words haha!). This product retails for $7.00 for one mask on Space NK’s website (available here). I feel like this is a pretty comparable price to a lot of other brands I’ve tried, and I really like the way this one wears!

Stem Cell Lip – this is a rose flavored intensive hydrating lip balm and I’m OBSESSED. Like seriously you guys, this stuff is SO. GOOD. I love the rose scent, and I feel like it’s one of the only products that not only smells and tastes divine, but also actually heels and improves the texture of my lips. This is the only other product I haven’t been able to find online, so it must be a new one!

Blusher in South Beach – this blush is so luxurious! I was a little concerned when I first saw the color (it looked very pink to me), but it leaves such a beautiful and natural finish on my cheeks! It retails for $35.00 (available here), and even though that is a tad high for a blush, I really love the formula and color of this one. I think it is versatile enough to work with different skin tones, and it just feels like a high-end and expensive product.

Liquid Liner in Black – this is the only product I wasn’t expecting to like. I don’t really wear eyeliner, and I never wear liquid liner (because I suck at putting it on). I’ve also tried a lot of different brands throughout the years and have been overall unimpressed with the formulas. However, I actually really like this product! I feel like I get consistent color (no patchiness), and girl, it ain’t goin’ nowhere! I could literally rub my eye and this stuff wouldn’t come off. Even after I did the bad, bad thing of sleeping in my makeup, and still woke up with a rockin’ cat eye 😉 It retails for $28.00 (here) which isn’t a bad price for a bomb liquid liner.

I really loved all of the products I received from Rodial! My favorite is definitely the lip balm (that rose scent though!). Another thing I liked about all the products was the packaging. Everything looked sleek, chic, and expensive. I would definitely recommend all of the products I was scent, and I’d also purchase them myself! I think it’s really great when brands branch out and use different ingredients, and I loved learning about dragon’s blood. They also have some products that incorporate bee venom, how crazy is that!? Let me know in the comments if you’ve ever tried a beauty product with an interesting ingredient, and I hope you enjoyed this Rodial review!



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Rodial Skincare & Makeup | Review

For many of us, the millennial schedule is infamously frantic – leaving us constantly feeling pressed for time. And more often than not, we tend to neglect our skin and adopt minimal routines or worse still, for some of us, the routine is reduced down to just slapping on some lotion before hitting the sack. However, it doesn’t take long for the neglected skin to react, become dry, dull and show early signs of pre-mature aging. In the coming month, we will be addressing this topic in greater depths.

Moving on, during the last month, I have been introducing some new products to my skin care routine and among them, Rodial’s Dragon Blood range has caught my attention.

While the name is a bit misleading, and I hear you, it sounds more like something from a scene in Game of Thrones, the main ingredient here, is a highly prized red resin or sap from Croton Lechleri (dragon’s blood) tree native to the Canary Islands and Morocco.

Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel

The curative sap has been used for medicinal purposes since the times of the Roman Empire. It’s anti-inflammatory property makes it ideal as a topical aid; protecting the skin and reducing redness and swelling.

It also contains a class of polyphenols, rich in antioxidants, called proanthocyanidins that helps in boosting the body’s endogenous collagen production. So here’s what antioxidants do: they scavenge reactive oxygen species (free radicals) that have the potential to cause cellular damage, which is thought to be responsible for some of the visible signs of ageing, including wrinkles. Together with hyaluronic acid and the other ingredients listed, the product claims to accelerate healing and functions by creating a barrier to lock in moisture.

Here’s what we know about the Dragons Blood range:

  • The actives present in the gel help in plumping up the skin, which has led to them being marketed as an alternative to dermal fillers.
  • With added peptides and hyaluronic acid, the range has become a bestseller, making it suitable for anyone concerned with skin hydration, redness, loss of volume and protection.

How to use it?

  • To dispense the sculpting gel, you have to lift off the clear plastic lid on the top, and press the raised pink pad underneath. This will pump a metered dose of the gel up through the center hole.
  • The gel is opaque white in color and not blood-red! It is very easy to apply and you can layer it over the skin.
  • I have not experienced any allergic or unpleasant skin reaction while using it. However, as always I recommend testing it on a small area of your skin before using it over your face.


My skin felt hydrated, smoother and firmer post-application and the BB cream that I used during the day spread easily over it.   Since I don’t have any noticeable wrinkles or fine lines around the eye area, it won’t be fair to comment on it’s effectiveness, but considering that my skin is sensitive, this has worked well so far and I’m happy with the results that I’ve seen.

It helps to calm red, irritated skin with an added bonus: serum face-lift.

At AED 520, it’s a pricey investment but it certainly does what it claims!

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Dragon’s Blood Eye Masks

The eye masks are super hydrating treatment masks saturated with Rodial’s Blood Dragon Complex. It’s especially useful if you have dry or dehydrated skin under your eyes and if you are prone to under-eye puffiness and/or redness.

  • After 20 minutes of use, I noted that my skin was lusciously hydrated and appeared more firmer.
  • Again, while I don’t have any visible fine lines around the eyes, I did notice a minor improvement in the under-eye puffiness.
  • Also, it felt incredibly calming and refreshing!

At AED 45 for a mask, you can pop one in your hand bag for your long-haul flight. In Dubai, you can buy it online from Beauty Solutions, or find the complete range at Bloomingdales and Robinsons.

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Instaglam Compact Deluxe Contouring Powder

This is a perfect contour powder for light to medium skin tones! It’s available in two shades― original and dark. Original is a soft brown, matte shade. It is not very pigmented, but buildable, so you have the liberty to decide if you want to opt for a natural shadow or a more dramatic definition. Also, it is incredibly easy to blend and does not appear patchy on the skin.

Pricey, but also worth it! And can we talk about the packaging? So classy and chic! It’s also got a really handy mirror in the lid, which makes it ideal for popping it in your handbag when you’re on the go.

Let me know in the comments if you’ve tried any of the Rodial makeup or skincare range!

Sahar x

Mintd Box – Mintd x Rodial Skincare

Where I got it

Last year Mintd Box did two collab boxes (Votary and MZ Skin) and both were amazing, I love them both. Click on the links to see my review. We are seeing our first collab box for 2021 and it is with Rodial Skincare! This box is already available on their website under the subscription page and it contains 4 full-sized products worth £305!

This is not my first time trying Rodial Skincare, I have tried their Bee Venom Super Serum in a previous Mintd Box (4th birthday). I also have a bottle of their Vit C Glow Tonic from their Staycation edit, but I have yet to try it out. I did enjoy the Bee Venom Super Serum, but I must admit I haven’t been using that continuously to see results. I have been stopping and starting and alternating with other products so I couldn’t really say I loved it. Anyway, since I have more products from their line, I will be putting the Super Serum into a more brand-focused routine.

Mintd x Rodial Skincare

What I got

This is the Mintd Box x Rodial Skincare edit for the month of May. It contains a 100ml Pink Diamond Cleansing Balm, a 40ml Vit C Moisturiser with sunscreen SPF30, a 50ml Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Mask and a 25ml Bee Venom Eye Cream.

Pink Diamond Cleansing Balm (£55 for 100ml). Remove the day with the ultra-nourishing Pink Diamond Cleansing Balm. This indulgent balm works to break down makeup and the daily build-up of impurities with an expert blend of skin-conditioning oils to help keep skin soft and supple. Sweet almond oil glides onto the skin to help hydrate and gently lift impurities while rice bran oil works to encourage moisture retention. This pearlescent balm is infused with soft-focus diamond powder to help visibly illuminate the skin for a silky lit-from-within glow. Paired with a fine muslin cloth, gently buff away the day to reveal a smoother, more radiant complexion. 

Ingredients: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, PEG-8 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Cetearyl Alcohol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Polysorbate 20, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Tribehenin, Glyceryl Behenate, Parfum (Fragrance), Tocopherol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Mica, Diamond Powder, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Citronellol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 75470 (Carmine)

Pink Diamond Cleansing Balm

Vit C Moisturiser with sunscreen SPF30 (£65 for 40ml).  Keep your skin protected and youthful with the Vitamin C SPF30 Moisturiser. This lightweight everyday moisturiser works to hydrate the skin while protecting from UVB and UVA rays. The Vitamin C enriched formula works to reveal a hydrated, brighter and renewed complexion.

  • SPF 30 UVB and UVA protection
  • Hyaluronic acid retains moisture levels in the skin, leaving the complexion looking hydrated and healthy
  • Squalane, an easily absorbed active that works to help repair the skin barrier
  • Vitamin E known as a natural antioxidant, moisturises and soothes the skin
  • Blood Orange Water helps to refresh and awaken the complexion 

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Octocrylene, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Benzophenone-3, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Acacia Decurrens/Jojoba/Sunflower Seed Wax/Polyglyceryl-3 Esters, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Tapioca Starch, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Citrus Sinensis (Orange) Fruit Water, Polyacrylamide, Xylitylglucoside, Benzyl Alcohol, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Anhydroxylitol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Xylitol, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Sulfite, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Laureth-7, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dehydroacetic Acid, Linalool, Geraniol, Citral, Potassium Sorbate, Citric Acid.

Vit C Moisturiser with sunscreen SPF30

Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Mask (£45 for 50ml). Revive and restore skin with the dragon’s blood hyaluronic face mask. A gentle lightweight texture formulated with a complex of hydrating actives to give skin a boost of moisture. This luxurious face mask will help to nourish and condition, providing comfort to dehydrated and dry skin. Leaves skin feeling soothed and soft, the perfect preparation for a plumped complexion.

  • Dragon’s Blood helps condition and restore through skin hydration
  • Hyaluronic acid helps retain water for long-lasting hydration
  • 3D filling spheres provides three-dimensional hydration to help protect the skin from dehydration
  • Gransil helps to blur skins imperfections
  • Squalane is known to condition and soothe the skin

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Cyclopentasiloxane, Polysilicone-11, Propylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Phenoxyethanol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Triethanolamine, Squalane, Sucrose Palmitate, Galactoarabinan, Glyceryl Linoleate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 60, Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Geraniol, Linalool, Croton Lechleri Resin Extract.

Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Mask

Bee Venom Eye Cream (£140 for 25ml). An extreme performance eye cream to smooth out under eye wrinkles, brighten dark circles and firm the skin with bee venom, stem cell technology and melittin peptide. Bee venom stimulates blood circulation to treat the area to plump out the appearance of wrinkles under the eyes which works in synergy with plant stem cells and haloxyl to help visibly improve skin tone and elasticity for a brighter appearance whilst cyclopeptide-5 smoothes the look of lines and wrinkles.

  • Bee Venom: plumps and smoothes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Haloxyl: reduces dark circles and repairs the delicate skin around the eye area
  • Vitamin C: promotes a more even skin tone and corrects sun damage
  • P-Cell: improves skin tone by stimulating the skin’s elasticity content for a lifting effect

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Oryza Sativa (Rice) Germ Oil, Ethylhexyldodecanol, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Cyclohexasiloxane, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Polysilicone-11, Cetearyl Alcohol, Gryceryl Stearate, PEG-75 Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Tribehenin, Steareth-20, Alcohol, Glyceryl Behenate, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Ceteth-20, Ectoin, Lecithin, Polyacrylamide, Xanthan Gum, Capsicum Annuum Meristem Cell Culture, Parfum (Fragrance), Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Disodium EDTA, Geranylgeranylisopropanol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, Laureth-7, Triethanolamine, Citric Acid, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, N-Hydroxysuccinimide, Hydroxycitronellal, Potassium Sorbate, Limonene, Citronellol, Sodium Benzoate, Beta-Carotene, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Cyclotetrapeptide-24 Aminocyclohexane Carboxylate, Chrysin, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bee Venom.

Bee Venom Eye Cream

How I find it

Pink Diamond Cleansing Balm. A cleansing balm in a squeeze tube is just my prayers answered. I love cleansing balms because they are easier to take around (in my bathroom, and travelling) compared to cleansing oils. But I always need to bring along a spatula and I have dropped those behind gaps and lost them numerous times. Anyway, this cleansing balm is really soft and it melts in the warmth of my hands instantly and it glides onto my face like an oil cleanser. It gently removes my makeup and gives a very good slip whilst still feel luxurious. It contains super-finely milled diamond powder but you won’t be able to feel it on the skin. It sounds really luxurious, but I have no idea what that does for your skin because you wash it off anyway, so it doesn’t even leave your skin with a shimmer or glow?

Pink Diamond Cleansing Balm

Anyway, the cleansing balm works a treat. It is so gentle on the skin and the muslin cloth helps remove makeup, but you actually don’t need to use it because it does emulsify and rinses off clean. Very very nice cleanser.

Pink Diamond Cleansing Balm

Vit C Moisturiser with sunscreen SPF30. This is marketed as a “moisturiser WITH SPF” and why I am emphasizing that is because a “moisturiser WITH SPF” is different to a “moisturising sunscreen”. Usually, you would use about pea-size to nickel-size moisturiser depending on your skin type. My combination skin cannot handle anything more than a pea-sized thick moisturiser because I already applied hydrating serums and other serums underneath. However, with sunscreen (SPF), you will need at least 3 finger lengths for the full face and maybe 1 more finger length for the neck and chest area. Therefore if you are using only a pea-sized of this “moisturiser with SPF”, it will not be enough coverage as a sunscreen. If you are using 3 finger-lengths of this “moisturiser with SPF” it might be too moisturising for your combination/oily skin. I hope that makes sense.

So what can we do with a “moisturiser with sunscreen”? You can obviously use it as a daytime moisturiser. If you are mostly indoors and away from a window, a moisturiser with SPF30 would be sufficient and better than none at all. However, if you are out and about, travelling in cars, etc. it would be best to apply a separate sunscreen with minimum SPF30 on top of the moisturiser to ensure you have sufficient coverage.

Vit C Moisturiser with sunscreen SPF30

This is a chemical-filter sunscreen, but it does have that moisturiser thickness and texture. It has a slight white cast on the skin at first, but once you rub that in fully, it disappears and leaves a bit of a glow. After it has settled for 1-2 minutes, the glowiness will subside. I have tried using this as a sunscreen (3 finger length) and indeed it was a little too heavy for my combination-oily skin and would take a few minutes to fully set down.

Vit C Moisturiser with sunscreen SPF30

Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Mask. This is a hydrating gel-cream mask that you can use as an overnight mask or as an intensive protective mask in-flight. The texture is really fresh and light and very hydrating. It glides onto the skin easily and spreads easily. It disappears soon after application but needed a good 1-2 minutes to absorb and not feel tacky. My skin did not feel greasy or feeling like I have a layer on top of my skin, but at the same time, I did not need to apply anything over it.

Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Mask

If I do wash it off, it does feel slippery when in contact with water so it is obvious that there is a layer of product on my skin. I would prefer to use this as an overnight mask because it feels so comfortable and I want it to give my skin the best bang for my buck and it is effectively a protective layer on my face for the cold, dry winter nights.

Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Mask

Bee Venom Eye Cream. This is a thick, moisturising eye cream. I usually skip an eye cream because I apply moisturiser around my eye area anyway, except for tretinoin and anything that is too heavy or greasy because I tend to get milia around the eye area. If I decide to use a heavy moisturiser or tretinoin, I would either reach for a hydrating essence or an eye cream for the eye area. This eye cream looks really heavy, but it actually melts easily on the eye area and feels quite lightweight. It blends out easily and does not cause irritation. This jar will take me at least a year to finish!

Bee Venom Eye Cream

Bee Venom Eye Cream


This box has broadened my Rodial product experience and kind of made me enjoy the brand more. My absolute favourite would have to be the Pink Diamond Cleansing Balm and the Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Mask. The texture and efficacy of these two products are really up my street. The cleansing balm is so soft and melts so well on my palms. It breaks down my makeup so easily and it is such a pleasure to use at the same time. I also love that gel-cream texture of the hyaluronic mask, it immediately hydrates and soothes my skin and I like how non-sticky it is on my skin. No greasiness, no sticky film.

The moisturiser with SPF is nice, but not a moisturiser I would reach for on a daily basis, but it is quite handy when I know I am going to be indoors and out of the sun. I can apply this moisturiser without additional sunscreen. If it was tinted, then it would be perfect. The eye cream really is my least favourite from the box, but it’s not because it is a bad product, it’s only because I really seldom use eye cream. I would most likely use this as a nighttime moisturiser, or give this away to my sister who uses an eye cream.

If you haven’t checked out my demo and unboxing on my Instagram account, go and have a look (@kittiemui). The unboxing is a reel and the demo is in my IGTV. Thank you!

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90,000 When the skin asks for a drink | New Traditions

When my Dr. Perricone skincare was coming to an end and I was slowly picking up a replacement for my favorite brown bottles, my American friend suggested trying a brand that made a lasting impression on her skin.

British cosmetics brand Rodial produces skin care products that are effective and painless alternatives to plastic surgery.You can treat such a loud message in different ways, its main confirmation is the result.

I had never heard anything about Rodial before, and if it had not been for a live review of a person whose skin I could see well, I probably would never have bought it – I am not inclined to experiment without a preliminary test. But, starting to study the information on the brand, I was surprised how many new revolutionary products appeared on the cosmetic market, in the literal sense of the word cosmetics of the future, but we do not know anything about this.The reviews of Rodial owners on the Internet are all overwhelmingly positive, and any product causes a storm of delight. You can’t help but react to this)

My friend is older than me. This is a wealthy, sleek woman who will not thoughtlessly throw money away. She takes care of herself, leading a healthy lifestyle, does not use Botox and any other injections, and, moreover, for her we are not talking about plastic, even in the long term. That is, my beautiful American woman is an adherent of non-drug skin care.I also do not inject and do not plan to inject either vitamins or other “youth cocktails”. We will keep ourselves natural for as long as possible with the help of good care and massages. Cosmetic nanotechnology to help us.

The Dragon’s Blood series – “dragon’s blood” – is based on hyaluronic acid and is recommended at the first signs of skin aging. Rodial Dragon’s Blood promises instant hydration, smoothing of expression lines, and an overall well-rested look.My doubts were a little smoothed by the fact that the cosmetics are declared as anti-allergenic, that is, there will be no rashes-irritations on the skin. Who would refuse such a miracle?

I took a chance and bought almost all of the dragon blood care. She did not regret a single dollar spent.

Toning spray based on rose water. What does dragon blood have to do with it? The series includes the red sap of the dragon tree (dracaena growing in the tropics and subtropics of Africa). The tonic moisturizes and soothes sore skin.

I bought Rodail in the summer. In hot weather, rose water successfully replaced my moisturizer and thermal water. Despite the prejudice that tonics are a useless product and you can not spend money on it, I advise you to buy this one, it may well replace morning hydration, and will also save your skin from drying out in winter with central heating.

Night cream with a thick, creamy texture. XXL hydration, skin tightening, retinol and hyaluronic acid smooth shallow lines well.The cream is very pleasant when applied on the skin, it works well all night, in the morning I wake up fresh and without swelling. It’s too heavy for a day, I’m not sure that the foundation will fit well and evenly on it, nevertheless, the night cream needs more time to absorb than the day emulsion.

First impression of DRAGON’S BLOOD & SPF15 Day Cream – God, how it smells! The whole series is fragrant with a delicate scent of rose.

The second sensation is no less pleasant – how good the skin has become! Instant, very strong hydration that acts for 24 hours, as if your skin had finally been given a drink.

The cream-emulsion is light, absorbs quickly, does not leave oily and mask feeling on the face, and also protects and soothes sensitive skin.

By the way, about the mask. I am very glad that I bought it too. The Dragon’s Blood mask is a must have on your cosmetic shelf. I have a lot of different masks in constant use, only Japanese fabric masks with hyaluronic acid can compare with this in terms of effectiveness.

A transparent fluid (a mask on the left on the pink petal, on the right for comparison is a day cream) is easy to apply, in a few seconds most of it is absorbed, does not remain a film.It works just like all other creams, but it is more concentrated. Since the mask is completely non-sticky, it can be applied to the hands for extra moisture and nourishment.

According to the instructions, the mask should be washed off after a certain time (until it is almost completely absorbed, which is 5-10 minutes), but it is so invisible and comfortable that I forgot that I was wearing it. She fell asleep at night or put on makeup in the morning, left on business. Nothing bad happened to the skin)) but only good – a blooming appearance.

The most interesting thing: where to buy it all?

Do not know! Perhaps Rodial cosmetics are sold in Russian or Ukrainian online stores, google yourself.

I bought on the official website: Rodial Dragon Blood

What did you like the most? What to buy first?

The whole line is good! Solid five. I will buy more with the same set, plus I will take cleansing and mask-patches under the eyes.

And you start with what you need at the moment.

If you also have important cosmetic discoveries, brands or products that you liked very, very much, share your impressions, pliz. I’m very curious: what do I don’t know yet?

Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Moisturiser SPF15

Rodial Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Moisturiser is an SPF15 day cream that provides long-lasting hydration to the skin.This moisturizer contains hyaluronic acid and gransil, which not only moisturize the skin, but also help reduce the development of wrinkles. Other active ingredients in Dragon’s Blood Hyaluronic Moisturizer are Chromabrite, Vitamin B3 and Dragon’s Blood (derived from the bark of the Croton Lechleri ​​tree). They refresh the skin and help soothe sensitive skin.

If you regularly exercise outside the home, we recommend using this multi-functional daily moisturizer, which plumps and strengthens dry skin, and also has SPF15 protection.Hyaluronic acid and grantsil provide long-lasting hydration and tighten wrinkles. Chromabrite and Vitamin B3 provide an even skin tone and brighten it. Dragon blood soothes and protects sensitive skin. It is the perfect moisturizer for sensitive skin with a light peach and rose scent. Massage into cleansed skin every morning. Use daily for best results.

International beauty journalist Maria Hatzistefanis founded Rodial in 1999 when she saw the need for high quality skin care through specific, result-oriented treatments.Rodial products combine high quality anti-aging ingredients with revolutionary innovations. The Rodial range consists of high quality skin care products designed to address many skin concerns. All products are meticulously formulated to deliver the best results in a short time frame through the use of unique and powerful ingredients such as bee venom and dragon blood.

Gently massage moisturizer into cleansed skin. It is best to include this product in your daily morning routine.For external use only. If irritation develops, stop using the product immediately and consult a doctor. See product packaging for specific advice.

Gilded cheek – Style – Kommersant

Kommersant Style talks about the fashionable trend for golden leather and finds out why all shades of brown and ocher are considered anti-stress.

No sooner had the glory of “glass” skin died down (for the uninitiated – the Korean trend for smooth and seemingly covered with transparent glass skin), a new madness arose on the threshold – liquid gold, shining skin.This trend emerged as a kind of response to the deliberately pale Asian porcelain skin and as a logical extension of summer; everyone who has had time to tan has an additional incentive to demonstrate the tanning residues to the fullest. For those who cannot boast of a beautiful tan, it is worth “gilding” the complexion with the help of various means – both salon procedures and cosmetics. “The effect of radiant skin can be achieved with the help of the BBL apparatus and the 3in1 beauty and health dropper with glutathione, a complex of vitamins and antioxidants: it brings the skin into good condition, starts the metabolism, and even makes you lose weight,” says Irina Shapiro, founder of the OMNY clinic Beauty Clinic.

Interesting fact: It is known that during times of economic instability, people usually wear brown and its shades. Why? It is considered a practical, affordable, and therefore calming shade for the nervous system. In ancient Rome and England, the poorest estates wore brown clothes, which was both a definition of lower status and simply convenient, and the monks by choosing brown clothes showed their simplicity and rejection of vain. News portal Vox wrote that during the 2008 crisis, Hermes swapped out its signature orange bags for lighter brown ones for those buyers who asked for it – for their emotional comfort.The present time, the time of a pandemic, is the most appropriate time to reflect on your own peace of mind. Imperceptibly brown has become the new neutral shade, and daytime makeup is now almost universally in tones of coffee or chocolate. Gold in such a company looks as natural as possible, makes modest brown rich and luxurious – if necessary.

Irina Kirienko

90,000 properties, what is useful for men and women, application in cosmetics

What is Rhodiola rosea

Rhodiola rosea, golden root, Siberian or Tibetan ginseng is a northern plant that has long been used in alternative medicine of different peoples and cultures. For example, in Altai it is considered a panacea for all ailments.

Rhodiola belongs to the category of adaptogens – substances that help the body adapt to stressful situations, increased physical and emotional stress.

Rhodiola root is used for cosmetic and medicinal purposes © iStock

In terms of its effect on the body, the tincture of golden root is comparable to such well-known stimulants as ginseng and eleutherococcus.

The root of the plant is used in cosmetics and medicine. It acquired the definition “golden” because of its lemon-yellow color, and thanks to its scent, reminiscent of the scent of a rose, Rhodiola got its floral definition.

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Useful properties

Rhodiola acts on the skin in the same way as on the body as a whole:

“Golden Root” has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and regenerating properties. Simply put, it helps the skin to overcome stress without serious consequences.

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Features of the composition of

Possessing many useful properties, Rhodiola rosea cannot complain about its poor chemical composition. No wonder its extract is called “the elixir of life.” See for yourself:

  • flavonoids and tannins in its composition have anti-inflammatory and healing effects;

  • glycosides help to strengthen the vascular wall;

  • Organic acids (malic, citric, oxalic, succinic) work as antioxidants with anti-inflammatory action, brighten and smooth the skin.

    Rhodiola helps the body adapt to extreme conditions © iStock

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Application in cosmetics

Rhodiola Rosea Extract (Rhodiola Rosea Root Extract) is used in product lines for normal and sensitive skin.

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