Saturday, 25 September 2010

Getting Ready For The Beach With Herbalife

A little while ago I was contacted by the lovely Lisa from Immediate PR offering me the chance to try some body care products from a company called Herbalife. To be honest I hadn't heard of the company before but the products sounded perfect for me in my quest to get beach ready. Herbalife are predominantly a nutrition company offering supplements to encourage health, energy and weight loss, so much so that they even sponsor several sports stars and sports teams such David Beckham's LA Galaxy and FC Barcelona. However recently they have branched out into the personal care market providing skincare and body care products to complement the rest of their business and designed to "provide good nutrition both inside and outside of the body". The two products I was sent were from the Body Contouring range I received the Body Buffing Scrub and the Body Contouring Creme. Designed as 2 step system to a more confident you - the first step in the routine is the body scrub

Herbalife Body Buffing Scrub
Containing moisturising ingredients such as Castor Oil and Jojoba oil, as well as Jojoba wax beads this scrub like the cream comes boxed and packaged in an iridescent cream squeezy tube with pink, purple and black lettering.
The scrub normally dispenses easily with one squeeze,however it does tend to get a little clogged with drying product in between uses, so I tended to rinse the nozzle after every use to stop it happening. The scrub itself has a fresh smell and is a milky opaque colour with tiny white buffing grains.
I used this on average 3-4 times in a week both in the bath and shower, I must be honest this isn't the strongest scrub in the world, it's mildly abrasive and even quite gentle on the skin although you do get a stronger scrub if you use it on dry skin. Never the less after use my skin certainly felt a lot softer alas though my usual problem with scrubs occurred with this one, little granules lurking in the bottom on the empty bath meaning a rinse with a shower hose is certainly in order

I would say if you like a gentle scrub or have sensitive skin this will be ideal for you, the grains are super gentle and smoothing on the skin, personally I prefer a bit more of a stronger scrub, if you know what I mean ;) The Herbalife Body Buffing Scrub retails at around £16.80 for 200ml.

Herbalife Contouring Creme
Packaged exactly the same as the buffing scrub, the Herbalife Body Contouring Creme is designed to be used after the scrub to "firm and contour" the body.
The majority of the ingredients are designed with skin firming, and repairing in mind, they include extracts of the Cola nut, Centella Asiatica and Caffeine which act as stimulants and as diuretics, and Ginkgo Biloba and Phospholipids which act as anti-oxidents, and play a role in cell repair.
The cream itself has a creamy, thick texture which dispenses easily from the squeezy tube. It's a pale blue/green in colour and has a similar fresh smell to the scrub, which is probably a little more synthetic. I applied this at least once a day to my problem areas and before you say anything this is for body use only lol ;) I applied it to my bum, thighs, tummy and my upper arms. It massaged easily into the skin and absorbed pretty well. It immediately felt tightening on the skin, and a tiny weeny bit cooling. Have I noticed any major difference with the firmness of my skin? well I have to say no I am not a great believer in the idea of cream shaping up your body  that's down to diet and exercise surely? but I have to say the texture of my skin has certainly improved through using this product it certainly feels smoother and looks a little brighter, so that's good enough for me - the one thing that I don't like about this product is the price which I think is a tiny bit steep. The Herbalife Body Contouring Creme retails at around £27.75 for 200ml.

All in all I think these products are pretty good and my skin is certainly a bit smoother after using them for the last 3 weeks or so and I certainly feel a bit more beach ready , so long as you don't expect miracles you won't be disappointed. These product were kindly provided by PR for review purposes, but this hasn't altered my review in anyway. If you are interested in learning more about Herbalife, these products or you interested in stockist information please check out the Herbalife website or call 08450560606. Any questions please let me know x

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