Beauty Review | Manuka Doctor ApiRefine Lip Enhancer

I had a little giggle when this press release arrived, I was slightly dubious as to the efficacy of a lip plumper, but on the inside I was secretly hoping it worked as I have decidedly unluscious, unplump, flat, miserly lips.
Backed up by clinical data, Manuka Doctor claims that lips can increase fullness and prove shape just 5 minutes after application. Brilliant!
It works.
I love it.
Kylie Jenner I am not. Nearing 40 I am. I will gladly take any help I can get and this wee tube delivers instant plump via a slick lipgloss-like gel. The tingly sensation within the first few minutes after application is attributed to the Patented Purified Bee Venom which increase skins elasticity. Visibly. My lips respond really well to this product, the fine lines and creases instantly diminish and I’m left with a fuller, perkier pout and a great hydrated base upon which to apply my new best friend – lipstick!

Manuka Doctor ApiRefine Lip Enhancer RRP$29.95

www.manukadoctor.co.nz

Beauty Review | Manuka Doctor Purifying Facial Wipes and Firm Body Moisturiser

I have been using these two amazing products for the past few months and am convinced that I love them!  Manuka Doctor is a fairly new discovery to me, but after a 3/3 success rate (I reviewed their Apirefine Radiance Serum here) I’m convinced this is a brand that I will stick with in years to come, particularly due to their attention to natural anti-aging superstars such as Manuka Honey and Purified Bee Venom.

ApiClear 3-in-1 Purifying Wipes

I’ve been doing so well with my resolution to up my game this year when it comes to taking care of my skin, but there are still some late nights when I just can’t face the whole bedtime beauty routine.  Having a skin saver product like these wipes up my sleeve makes all the difference when I hit a lazy-girl setback.  I’ve tried pretty much every facial wipe on the supermarket shelves and they all leave my skin with a slight soapy residue.  That’s the point of difference here, the anti-bacterial properties of Manuka Oil works to remove make-up and impurities without leaving me feeling like I need to get up rinse my face {because if I’m using facial wipes I’m already in bed!}.  

Love, love, love. Keep a pack in your bedside cabinet at all times ladies!  At only $9.95 this is a high end product with the same price tag as supermarket brands, so a big win for us.

 

ApiNourish Firm Body Moisturiser

This wee gem brings the hero ingredients we are used to seeing in facial formulas to the rest of our body.  I’ve been using this for over a month on my neck, décolletage, tummy and upper arms and am impressed with the results.  The combination of Purified Bee Venom, Certified UMF 18+ Manuka Honey and Royal Jelly have added a whole new therapeutic level to daily, all-over body moisturising.  Hydration isn’t sacrificed as Shea Butter and silk extract are combined with the hard working natural trio of Chicory Root, Caesalpinia Spinosa Gum and Red Algae to give your skin an all over boost.

I’m all about anything that can help my skin look firmer and more toned, I work hard to ensure my body is strong and toned on the inside but until now there hasn’t been much I could do to improve the suppleness of my skin.  Manuka Doctor’s Firm Body Moisturiser has filled that gap, taken my daily moisturizing routine and super-charged it.

RRP $54.95 www.manukadr.co.nz

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Beauty Review | Manuka Doctor ApiRefine Radiance Serum

WELCOME TO THE MUMMY MAKE-UP PROJECT!  I’M FIVE YEARS SHY OF 40 AND AFTER 20 YEARS OF CLUELESS MAKE-UP APPLICATION, 2015 IS THE YEAR OF TURNING DRAB TO FAB.  I’M GOING TO FIND THE BEST SKINCARE AND MAKE-UP PRODUCTS, SHARE THEM WITH YOU AND ACTUALLY LEARN HOW TO USE THEM.  I WOULD LOVE YOUR ADVICE ALONG THE WAY AS WELL AS YOUR SUPPORT – I’M SURE I’M NOT THE ONLY MUMMY OUT THERE WHO IS COMPLETELY CLUELESS ABOUT MAKE-UP!

Oh I love, love, love serums.  They are just the best, most magical wee potions ever.  If you’ve never used one expect a light, non-greasy formulation that spreads easily and can be worn underneath make-up.  These are usually super concentrated and pack a power punch of luscious goodness for your skin.

I headed into the city a couple of weeks ago to visit The Manuka Doctor Concept Store for the first time.  Located downtown Auckland, across the street from the Ferry Building, this is definitely a destination for the skincare conscious.  I left with a couple of gifted products to review, and a little more knowledge about the use of bee friendly products in the Manuka Doctor Range.

The ApiRefine Radiance Serum RRP $35.95 (30ml)

Beauty Blogger Manuka Doctor Radiance Serum Review NZFirst impressions – this was so hard to capture but the lovely, refined texture of the serum has the most amaze opalescent hue, totally what you want in a product that claims an “instant illuminating effect”.  It goes on like a charm and a little goes a long way which is what you should expect from these concentrated formulas which can be super expensive per ml.

Beauty Blog New Zealand Manuka Doctor Serum ReviewI have been applying this after moisturising every day.  On days when I’m heading out I pop my L’Oréal BB cream on over the top, or most days, when I could care less, I’ve been sporting the serum with a naked face and maybe just some mascara.  So, back-up.  Did you pay attention there?  A naked face!  This serum delivers.  I have pretty uneven skin tone from years of sun damage and the Radiance Serum worked beautifully to counteract the blotchiness.  There are so many wonder ingredients in this stuff (Organic Cactus Extract, Purified Bee Venom, Manuka Honey are just some)  I don’t know what’s responsible for what, but, my skin feels and looks brighter, hydrated, dewy and younger.  

The serum also provided an excellent non-greasy base for make-up application.  It felt good to know that there was a product actually doing my skin some good underneath the camouflage layer!  Long term I’m definitely planning to continue using this product.  I’ve used bee venom based skincare products for years and I’m totally on board with the statements that it’s clinically proven to refine fine lines and wrinkles.

So, I’m impressed.  ApiRefine Radiance Serum is a keeper, plus I’m pretty excited to try more products from the three Manuka Doctor ranges; apiclear, apinourish and apirefine.

Beauty Blogger Manuka Doctor Radiance Serum Review NZ