Friday, 1 November 2013

001 Skincare

Ada Ooi, founder of 001 Skincare, an Aromatherapist and Beauty Therapist grew up in Hong Kong where cutting edge architecture is brought together with centuries of culture. She has drawn on traditional principles of apothecary with 21st Century science to create a potent hybrid skincare line - the products "enliven, enlighten and delight the skin, returning it once more to its finest state - Equilibrium".

She worked with bio-chemists and botanists in the UK to create two luxury botanical collections - 001 Classic - quality daily skincare (packaged in glass apothecary containers) and 001 Precious Finds - luxury intensive treatments (packaged in apothecary miron violet glass).

The Precious Finds collection "is a fine, sumptuous and potent intensive treatment collection, inspired by global travel and one of the greatest explorers of all times, Marco Polo".

Ada sent me three products to review. They arrived in chic black shiny bags.






My favourite item is Intensive Elixir (50ml - £94)* from the Precious Finds collection - a hand blended artisan oil which contains Sandalwood, Myrrh and Frankincense Essential Oils blended with Macadamia Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Sun Flower Oil, Vitamin E and with Rose and Calendula Extracts. The oil has a slightly floral rose scent with woody spicy notes.

Suitable for all skin types and can be used both morning and night after cleansing and toning.  It can also be added to GLA & Antioxidant Balance Cream (50ml - £42) or GLA & Antioxidant Rich Cream (50ml - £53) for an extra moisturising boost. To use alone warm a couple of drops in the palm of your hand before pressing and massaging onto the skin.

It leaves the skin soft, radiant and positively glowing. Fine lines are smoothed and the skin is moisturised and healthy looking. I've totally fallen in love with this!


GLA & Antioxidant Balancing Cream (50ml - £42)* - GLA is an essential fatty acid which is found in plant oils.  The cream also contains Fennel, Witch Hazel and Melissa Leaf which moisturises and balances the skin.  Oils of Borage, Apricot Kernal and Sesame Seed replenish and strengthen with Brown Marine Algae extract rich in Omegas 3, 6 and 9.  It also contains essential oils, Rosa Damascena and Vanilla Planifolia fruit extracts. Apply to clean skin massaging in until absorbed - it has a really light texture which absorbs quickly. A drop or two of Intensive Elixir can be added for extra protection.  I've found this cream balances my combination skin as well as keeping it nourished.



Pure Active Peel (50ml - £50)* - Active enzymes from pineapple and natural AHAs from muscavado sugar remove dead skin cells. The peel also contains Marine Algae, Chinese Peppermint and Citrus Essences. It smells simply gorgeous! Spread over the face, leave for five minutes then with dry fingers very gently massage in circular motions. Rinse with warm water then splash the face with a touch of cold water. Leaves my skin radiant, soft and smooth with a healthy glow.

The range is available to purchase from a beautiful world from today and for the month of November you can get 20% off with code ZERO20.

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*PR samples

14 comments:

  1. These look really luxurious. I had the Pure Active Peel sample in my abw A/W 13 box but have yet to give it a go. Sounds like it'll be brilliant though! x

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    1. they are simply gorgeous. Look forward to hearing what you think of the active peel x

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  2. I love the peel and the GLA balancing cream and the oil sounds wonderful :) Xx

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  3. I adore the packaging! It really seems like a lovely, luxury brand :) x

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    1. Me too! Super luxe. Agree gorgeous x

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  4. I received the Elixir in my A/W sampler and looking forward to using it, the products sound absolutely divine.

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    1. I'm pretty sure you'll love it x

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  5. Lovely post! I adore everything in this range that I've tested but, like you, the Elixir is my favourite. I can't even begin to describe the effect it's had on my skin! However, I have been stopped on the street by someone asking how I got my glow...this is it!

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    1. Thank you so much! oh wow that is amazing! It's definitely one I'll buy x

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  6. Oh my gosh, this all sounds heavenly! I especially love the sound of the mask and elixir, they sound beautiful!!

    Gem x
    http://www.gemmameansjewel.com

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  7. I really would love to try the peel! The color is preeeeeetty! I'm keen on their elixir as well. What a great newcomer, this brand sounds awesome.

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    1. I agree a fab new brand & I'm sure you'd love the peel and elixir x

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