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Bioderma comes to Ireland!

It's HERE!!! Bioderma will be on the shelves next week in pharmacy all over... No more begging family to smuggle it in from France! The mention of a ski trip used to get me downloading images and shouting at the departures gate 'JUST SHOW THE LADY IN THE PHARMACY THE PICTURE!'

Last week I was lucky enough to be at the Irish launch of Bioderma so I'm sharing the love, the science and the low down! Some beauty experts were there to give advice and tips! 

Bioderma is based on skin science so it's a 'does what is says on the tin' brand... 
There are four ranges coming to Ireland... 

The blue range is - Atoderm which is for dry to very dry skin and atopic skin... there is a 200ml tube and 500ml pump bottle Atoderm cream in this range which relieves discomfort and soothes itching... well worth a look if you suffer from very dry irritated skin... super hydrating too... 

Sensibio is the pink range... for sensitive skin.. the hero product is from this range...  Bioderma Micellar water... cult product to be honest... this range is for the sensitive types so it nourishes and protects as well as soothes irritated skin.. 

The green range is called Sébium for combination to oily and acne-prone skin... soap free cleansers good for blackheads and purifying creams for severe blemishes..

and finally, the orange range which is Photoderm, their sun care range... SPF all the way here, nothing lower than SPF 30 in the range with the Photoderm Bronz being the hero product for me...

So a bit about my favs.... 

Micellar water is everywhere now, even Nivea, my favourite skincare brand have brought out a 'sensitive' version which is on the shopping list! But every 3 secs on this little planet.. someone buys a bottle of Bioderma micellar cleanser! It's THAT good... so what's micellar water when you're at home Miss Doll?! Here's the science bit ...

Micelles are molecules that are made of fatty-acid esters... when you use it on a cleansing pad they 'deploy' like spies onto your skin... and because of their composition, it makes them brilliant at trapping make up, dust and pollution... off your mug and onto the cotton pad! See I learnt something! 

Best thing is you don't need water so it's a time saver, especially when you're falling into bed and need to take your make up off! NO on like to wake up to the panda imprint on the pillow! It's great for travelling too and there's a 100ml bottle coming to town! It feels SO refreshing, your skin feels so fresh and clean! Plus it's fragrance free...  The RRP in pharmacies is 100ml travel bottle - €5.50 • 250ml bottle - €11.50

In the same range is the Anti-redness BB cream! If you suffer from rosacea then you'll love this... with the weather in this country, you can go from being out in the frosty morning, waltzing into a hot office and back out into wind and rain and this is in May! So if you're like me you'll have that 'rosy cheek' nightmare going on... This BB cream evens out the tones in your skin and hydrates it and I'm finding that a little goes a long way... AND it's got SPF 30! I KNOW! 40m bottle - RRP €17.50 

My final fav... the Photoderm Bronz... I'm ALL about the SPF in things.. I mean... tangent - WHY does only one flavour of the EOS lip balms have an SPF?!?!?! I KNOW! But this stuff is LUSH! SPF 50 (FIFTY!) it sprays on like an oil and absorbs into your skin not one bit greasy.. SPF 50!!! AND it's water resistant! It even recommends that you can spray in your hair whilst you're lounging poolside!  I know we don't have the summer heatwave yet but everyone should be wearing SPF products, just for peace of mind, probably my upbringing but 99% of everything I buy is SPF and I get all shouty when products I love don't have any... I couldn't recommend this enough! 200ml bottle - €22.00 again a little seems to go a long way.... but it's like having a body oil with all the SPF protection...

Photoderm max SPF 50+ is for the fair skinned freckled faces amongst us... anti-shine, fragrance free maximum protection from the sun.. 40ml bottle - €13.00

There's also a selection of Photoderm tinted sun creams all SPF 50+ to check out... 

oh and there were nibbles but I was good! I promise! 

JUNE! #WWPhotoADay

Since the 'Motivation May' challenge on Instagram was so successful... Here's one for 'June'! There were loads of fab pics and ideas for breakfasts, lunches and non food treats... brilliant support!

How do you play along? If you're on Instagram then take a pic using each days clue, and tag your pic with the hashtag #WWPhotoADay and then check that tag to see what everyone else is up to! Great to get some tips and see what the ideas you can get from fellow weight loss folk! You'll find me >>> HERE <<<

A better me!

So a couple of weeks ago I made the trip to Limerick to visit the Weight Watchers Leader of the Year!
Now I've been following (not literally!) Verette on Facebook and on her website for years now! She's all about the healthy eating, throwing in the ProPoints of everything as you go along... it was a FANTASTIC afternoon and if you get the chance, fancy a mini road trip (I'm in!) or are just passing through, check out her site to see if there are any classes on... With summer coming I was lucky to be in on the 'Summer Salads' class with some others, a couple of them some gold members from Verettes Weight Watchers class...

Tea and coffee to set us up before kick off and her kitchen is basically the 'Bake Off' tent but not a tent! ALL the pink and my friends will vouch for my adoration of ANYTHING pink! Its just a lovely spot to chill out in and watch a chef doing their stuff up close and personal... plus, you can ask as many silly questions as you like... 

First up we had a fruity amuse bouche... proper palette cleansing, whilst she put some chicken on the go for the salads... 

Melon, redcurrant, strawberry, mint all nice and cold! 

with the smell of zucchini and olive bread in the kitchen over in the 'here's one I made earlier' corner! 

In total, she made the bread, two simple but delicious dressings, and four salads in two hours with all us interrupting and quizzing her! Simple healthy food... fast!

The dressings were Honey Poppy seed dressing which was creamy, and a lemon herb dressing which was my fav! 


Whats in it?

100 mls of light mayo - 7PP  
   I use the Aldi one... it's 3tbsp for 1PP 
50mls of honey - 3PP  50ml is 3 tbsp 
1 tbsp of yellow mustard - 0PP
1 tbsp of seeds - 2PP

Mix is all up well and ta da! THAT simple! 

Total ProPoints - 12PP
It will last for 3 - 4 days in the fridge...

All set with the induction hob... 

First up we had Bang Bang Chicken... 

Some new healthy alternatives to making a peanut sauce! 

Can we please note the cucumber was cut into little stars, not just for out entertainment but because it's the skin that people have problem digesting! AND it makes the salads look cuter! 

Then we had, Asian Chicken Salad... this was my fav on the day! So simple and so tasty!

Followed by Dundrum Pear and Walnut Salad... I mean it's from Dundrum.. I HAD to try it! 

Then the hob was on for Verette's Prawn Pil Pil...  by the time she got to these we were all salivating! and the smell of chilli and garlic was AMAZING! 

Et voila! Lunch was served! 

She also made a 'tomato and basil' crumble but I was too busy hoovering the salads to take a pic 
but these will all be up on her site soon! 

I'm not going to mention the washing up... ahem... Moving on... 

For a list of her classes, check out her site >>> HERE <<< 

And get following Verette ...

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