La Mauve Lifting Primer Serum – Turn Back The Hands Of Time

- by Caroline Hastings-Brown -

Switzerland and the Swiss are known and loved for many of the finer things in life – such as exquisite chocolates, the most mouth-watering cheeses and exquisite lakes and mountains. The long-held position of neutrality in global politics, and refusal to take sides in times of war. And of course the tradition of the world’s finest, most accurate and beautiful watches and clocks. And the mentality of the population that supports this, the mentality of precision, perfectionism and punctuality. Makes me want to move there right now!

Experience Swiss Skin Care Perfection Wherever You Are

But seeing as that is not on the cards, I am able to reliably inform you that you can get a piece of that exclusive Swiss perfection and scientific precision with the luxurious Swiss skin care brand La Mauve, now available through your favourite beauty shopping website COSME-DE.COM. 

How about if I were to let you know that the La Mauve Lifting Primer Serum combines various cutting-edge, highly effective ingredients which lift, firm, hydrate and brighten your skin, restoring a younger and radiant look and reversing the signs of aging? Now that’s something to yodel about from the tops of a snow-capped peak!

Science That Works Like A Miracle

And while there are many products out there that promise similar benefits, only La Mauve uses Snow Algae Powder – a highly ingenious ingredient that is extracted from unique algae and is able to survive the extreme conditions of alpine and polar snow fields.  

So, let’s take a leaf out of our Swiss friends’ books and look at a little of the science behind what snow algae powder actually does? The valuable stress response molecules produced by the algae in these extreme environmental conditions can protect the youthfulness of the skin effectively. Snow Algae Powder can activate biochemical pathways that are essential key factors in a promising longevity theory: calorie restriction. Calorie restriction, which is a special dietary regime that involves reducing calorie intake by between 25% and 65%, has been shown in many experiments to improve both the health span and lifespan of individuals. 

Snow Algae Powder improves the longevity of the skin cells by mimicking the effects of caloric restriction. It activates two key factors of the calorie restriction pathway: the Klotho longevity gene and the AMPK energy sensor – they together lead to improved cellular defenses, cell detoxification and repair. It helps stimulate collagen production, rejuvenate dermis, reduce dark spots and reinforce skin barrier for a younger, smoother look.

The Science of Beauty

So, if all of that is a little TOO much science for you, never fear! The results on your smooth, radiant, wrinkle-free, even-toned and youthful skin will speak for themselves! Simply use morning and evening after cleansing and toning. Gently massage into your face using outward and upward circles and then wrap the face with your palms to increase absorption, and follow with a moisturizer.

Beat time AND save money!

And currently at 51% off with COSME-DE.COM, you can experience these miraculous benefits at a precisely reduced price! Here’s to Switzerland and their ability to go beyond the ordinary to turn back time!


Clinique ‘Take the Day Off' Cleansing Oil Review with Angelica

- by Caroline Hastings-Brown -

Check out the bubbly Angelica as she puts the Clinique ‘Take the Day Off' Cleansing Oil through its paces with waterproof mascara, her drawn-in eyebrows and hair dye splotches on her skin! And after all that, she says it’s her ‘go-to’ cleanser, so it’s worth checking out. For a cleansing oil that melts off makeup and foams up if you need with a little water, Clinique has created a winner with this one.



Best Buy Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

By Brenda Chan
It’s that time of the year again! Black Friday and Cyber Monday! The time when you can go on a shopping spree in department stores and on the Internet where products are reduced to absolutely low prices, and everyone is grabbing as soon as they can before stock runs out. This year, COSME-DE.COM has prepared great discounts on a wide range of beauty products plus free gifts for you! Are you ready for some crazy shopping spree? Let’s get started!

Spend On Your Favorite Products and Get Free Gifts

So, here is how it goes. When you spend a minimum amount on your favorite cosmetics and skincare products at amazing discounted prices on our website, you get a free gift as well. There are 4 tiers of minimum spending and you’ll get a different free gift from each of them. To give you a hint, if you reach the highest tier of spending, you get a full-sized perfume! Really! Isn’t that amazing?

Enjoy Discounted Price on Signature Items

For this Black Friday & Cyber Monday, we offer great discounts on many signature products that you love or have always wanted to try. Here’re just a few of the discounted items.

First, we have the holy grail of moisturizers – La Mer The Moisturizing Cream (Creme de la Mer)! This is the moisturizer many people love or would like to get their hands on. Containing nutrient-rich, highly potent Miracle Broth™, skin becomes softer, firmer, looks virtually creaseless in a short time. Aging lines and pores become noticeably less visible. Now is the perfect chance to get this amazing cream with a 26% discount!

Next, Japanese skincare products are renowned for their anti-aging effect. SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion is infused with Pitera™ and AHA to gently exfoliate dead skin cells and impurities, revealing a clarified, glowy skin that is ready for your skincare regimen. 

Eyes and lips tell about your age so it’s important to take good care of them. Sisley Sisleÿa Eye & Lip Contour Cream is an age-defense formula with active ingredients such as Matricaria, Licorice, Wheat proteins and vitamins E, B5 and F, which help counter the formation of visible lines and wrinkles, minimizes under-eye puffiness, dark circles and signs of fatigue. 

To have radiant, firmer and younger skin, try SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF. This highly potent essence protects skin cells by shielding their DNA from environmental attack in the deeper layers of the epidermis. It also boosts the skin’s collagen and elastin levels, making it firmer, more radiant, and younger-looking. 

4 Tiers Of Minimum Spending And Get A Free Gift

If you spend of a minimum of USD 150/ AUD 150/ HKD 800 or above, simply enter the code “BLACKFRIFREE” at check out and you will get a FREE Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh Eau de Toilette (0.04oz, 1.2ml). 
For a minimum spend of USD 250/ AUD 250/ HKD 1800 or above, simply enter the code “CYBERMONFREE” at check out and you will get a FREE Estée Lauder Stress Relief Eye Mask (1 sheet). 
If you spend of a minimum of USD 350/ AUD 350/ HKD 2800 or above, simply enter the code “THANKSGIVING” at check out and you will get a FREE Guerlain Super Aqua Lotion (1.3oz, 40ml). 
For the highest and most attractive tier, if you spend of a minimum of USD 450/ AUD 450/ HKD 3800 or above, simply enter the code “FREESCENTS16” at check out and you will get a FREE full-sized perfume at random selection! Think DKNY MYNY Eau de Parfum. This eclectic and passionate fragrance reflects the scent of New York city that we love – urban, carefree, spirited!
Ready, set, go! The Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales start from 25 Nov – 30 Nov, get ready to get your beloved products at attractive prices! 


La Prairie Cellular Swiss Ice Crystal Transforming Cream Product Review

- by Caroline Hastings-Brown -

This beautifully packaged all-in-one foundation, moisturizer, sun care and protective cream gives a light coverage and works well for those of us who like a good multi-tasking product! It comes with its own soft applicator brush and a lovely, fresh scent. Find out more from Julia, and visit COSME-DE.COM for a discount on this luxurious product!

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How to Get A Body Like Gigi Hadid

- by Caroline Hastings-Brown -

Who’s that IT girl?

So, it’s no wonder she has graced the pages of Sports Illustrated, been in Guess campaigns and stalked the legendary Victoria’s Secret runway. But she has also crossed over into high fashion with the likes of Tom Ford, despite the fact that some have said she is ‘too curvy’. Well, if that’s too curvy, I’ll be that, any day!

Brave Enough To Be Herself

Gigi stands out in the world of ‘cookie cutter’ models by being herself. She is gorgeous, athletic, healthy and clearly has a lot of fun staying in shape. While she works extremely hard to look that good, the GREAT news is, it is actually achievable. Gigi is slender with rock hard abs, but she is not super-skinny, and this is what makes her a role model amongst models.

Athletic Tendencies – No Shortcuts

As a young girl, Gigi was a really competitive volleyball player, even making it as far as the Junior US Team for the Olympics. This focus on athletic performance is what makes her workout plans so great. No longer a volleyball star and now one of the world’s top models and current ‘IT’ girl, Gigi works out every day. And she works hard. Afraid there’s no shortcut here – what you put in to your workouts and body is exactly what you will get out!

Currently, Gigi gets intense daily workouts from a combination of boxing sparring, jump rope and ballet-inspired floor exercises. The key here is to find an exercise style that you love and keep going with it, every day, at least five days a week, no excuses! My saving grace is dance and Zumba style classes, because that doesn’t feel like work to me, it’s totally just fun, and the music keeps me pumping and jumping long after I have hit the ‘I’m tired’ point with a standard exercise regime. For you, it could be running outdoors, swimming, martial arts or boxing, yoga, cycling – the point is to do what YOU love because then you will stick to it!

Eat Clean To Stay Lean

The other piece of sensible advice Gigi has is to eat clean to stay fit, as there is no other way! BUT, she also suggests a cheat day to stay sane. As a self-confessed burger lover, her ‘cheat days’ (usually once a week) keep her on the straight and narrow the rest of the time. I like it! I think I’ll join you on that one Gigi!

But being a busy gal, keeping healthy on the run is not always easy. Sometimes you need something quick and easy, but that does not come from a fast food outlet! The perfect answer comes in the form of a smoothie. They can be vegetable and antioxidant packed, protein packed or full of health-giving, metabolism-boosting enzymes, like the ‘Beautiful Healthy Changes’ Enzyme Smoothie. 

Containing a whopping 384 enzymes from different plants and fruit, this can be whipped up with a little soya milk, coconut water or yoghurt and provide a satiating meal or snack that has detoxifying and slimming effects. Choose from delicious cocoa and refreshing honey and lemon. 

Control Your Environment – And Your Stress Levels!

And while we are on the subject of running around, be that in your daily life (like mine) or as a world-class supermodel (like Gigi’s), you need to make sure you stay full of energy, and do not succumb to any nasty bugs in the air! Taking a high strength vitamin C supplement helps a lot to keep you healthy and away from the sniffles. Get a high quality vitamin like Blackmores Dietary Supplement Bio C 1000 (Cold and Flu).

And vitamin C can be beneficial on the skin as well as within!  When flying around and spending a lot of time in air-conditioned interiors, your skin can become dry. Get a C-boost straight to your skin with John Masters Organics Vitamin C Anti-Aging Face Serum made with 9 certified-organic ingredients. Vitamin C, in its natural form, penetrates deep into skin to moisturise and protect the skin.  

Be Healthy, And Be Yourself!

So, dearest ladies, while we all agree that Gigi has a body to die for, we are all uniquely beautiful in our own ways. And being healthy, fit and eating well will make you the best that you can be, and it will NEVER be out of style!


A “Natural” Experiment – An Alternative Approach On Haircare

----By Kylie Tang----

You had your hair dyed, curled or bleached last year, and you just made another color……You deserve to be the beautiful one! Yet your silk-like and good-looking hair seems to be an old story. I was addicted to various hair colors and styles, and it resulted in an enormous demand for haircare products. Some girls have tried the highest-rated products yet their efforts were in vain. “Which bottle shall I purchase next?” is often asked by girls with dried-out hair resulted by excessive, harsh style treatments.

Why did you buy the shampoos that you purchased recently? We bought them with thousands of reasons but we seem to be never satisfied with their haircare performances.

Attempt natural haircare, as you see the old ones might not be the best for you. How far are you willing to go for less-chemical products? Spend some months on the trial.

Before The Experiment, Understand “Shampoo”

The word “Shampoo” is derived from “champo” (Hindi), which means to massage or press. As early as the 1500s people combined soapberries and herbs to keep their hair clean. Shampoo has evolved over the years and was identified to use a couple times a week at most. Shampoo, in the old days, was recognized with a unitary usage to remove dirt from the scalp. Nobody needed to get functions like hair conditioning, moisturizing, color conservation or with good texture. On the contrary, now most of us desire a multi-purpose shampoo to be the very initial step in haircare, to cure our overstrained hair.

Less Is More

You ought to experiment an additive-free shampoo. It doesn’t mean to use a very primordial (some can’t even produce the lather) shampoo. Jessa Blades, a natural beauty artist, suggests avoiding:

-          Parabens (A preservative)
-          Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (A lather-producing agent)
-          Petrolatum (Creates shiny hair)
-          Propylene Glycol (Hair becomes smooth)
-          Dimethicone (Lubricates the surface of the hair), etc.

Using Dimethicone or not in haircare is still a controversial issue. To me, I find the disadvantages of Dimethicone outweigh its benefits. I value a shampoo that prepares hair for the next treatments. Yet, Dimethicone adds another layer to one’s hair, builds up and makes the hair heavy. I highly recommend a shampoo that simply clarifies the scalp (or even removes Dimethicone). Clean up, and that’s enough.

Try John Masters Organics Bare Unscented Shampoo. It features no Dimethicone, SLS and even fragrance. Organic extracts of Chamomile, White Tea and Jojoba oil gently cleanse your hair.

I also like Melvita Expert Repairing Shampoo. It’s sulfate-free with good properties of Rose Hip, Camellia and Calendula Flower Oils. If you are concerned about your dry, damaged hair, let Melvita help you.

Make Use Of Good Herbs

We may not understand what the ingredients on the labels of shampoos are about, but it seems likely we know some of the names of flowers (or plants). I must say it’s an experiment (or a trial) – elements you might not have faith in them before. They are excellent nourishment indeed.

-          Argan, Camellia and Jojoba Oil restore over-processed hair
-          Coconut Oil and Aloe Vera keep scalp moisturized
-          Shea Butter enhances the shine and color of hair

Yes it’s okay to have a silicone-free conditioner. Andalou Argan Stem Cells Conditioner with Argan Stem Cells help strengthen strands with less breakage. It results in healthier hair and creates an amplified volume.

Plant Keratin, Biocymentine and Camelina work well for extremely damaged hair. RENE FURTERER Absolue Keratine Ultimate Renewal Mask is a good choice for SOS treatment.

I love oils! 2 lovable oils, Certified Organic Argan and Linseed Oil, are key ingredients of Olioseta Oro Del Marocco Oil Treatment for Blonde-Fine Hair Argan and Linseed Oil.

Be Healthy

The hair experiment requires you to consume more good food in order for it to succeed more easily. Avocados, nuts, flaxseeds contain Protein, Omega-3 fatty acids and iron that are hair-healthy while spinach, guava and sweet potatoes are also good choices.

Haircare Is Very Personal

That’s the truth. So which bottle shall you purchase next? Having a relatively low-chemical haircare routine means you are putting bounds to the drawbacks of harmful substances to your hair. I must congratulate you if you have discovered your ideal haircare. But keep trying, keep experimenting!


Waft Around In A Cloud Of Sophisticated London ‘Cool’ – Jo Malone Fragrances

- by Caroline Hastings-Brown -

When it comes to creating achingly cool trends, time and time again, you cannot beat the Brits. Think of the Swinging ‘60’s, and the mods, The Beatles. Think Mary Quant and the miniskirt. The anti-establishment ‘70’s punk and the ‘80’s New Romantics. Cool Britannia and the Spice Girls in the ‘90’s and the ever classic style of English Country chic – tweeds, flat caps and Wellington boots.

Jo Malone Fragrances In A Class Of Their Own

And the perfumier who embodies decades of London style and the spectrum of incredible scents is Jo Malone. Her fragrances are often made to be unisex, and the best thing is, they can be combined to create a signature scent of your own. Few things could be cooler than that!

Create Your Own Legacy With A ‘Signature Scent’

As the scents are organized into categories such as citrus, fruity, light floral, floral, spicy and woody you can choose your favourite fragrance and then make it your own by adding another fragrance, choosing whether to take on a warmer, spicier path or a fresher, cleaner path.

Then, you can take your uber cool signature fragrance and go with it! The very wise late Maya Angelou said:

"I've learned that people will forget what you  said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." 

So true Maya. But another thing that people will never forget is your signature scent, that unique fragrance of you. Another wise lady whose hips never lie, Shakira said:

“A good fragrance should have a certain personality that makes people identify the scent with you.”

Jo started making fragrances as a little girl, using garden flowers and grated soap. She’s come a long way since then, with flagship luxury stores all over the world and a name that is synonymous with tasteful, elegant, memorable scent.

Get Your Jo Malone Fragrance Now

So it is with great pride that COSME-DE.COM announces stock of various iconic Jo Malone scents, AND at a discount. Try the Jo Malone 2-Piece Fragrance Set with Pomegranate Noir Cologne and Peony & Blush Suede Cologne. 

Treat yourself or a loved one this festive season to a divine Jo Malone Lime, Basil & Mandarin Cologne. This signature fragrance is a modern classic. With peppery basil and aromatic white thyme, it reflects an unexpected surprise to the mist of limes on a Caribbean breeze. 

If warm and ethereal is the way you would like your scent described, you will have to have Jo Malone Mimosa & Cardamom Cologne. The mists of honeyed, golden mimosa mix with the spiciness of freshly crushed cardamom and Damask rose picked at dawn, and the creamy tonka and smooth sandalwood are woven under this powdery heliotrope. 

Aura Of Individuality

If you haven’t yet, give yourself the ultimate aura of character and mystique with a beautiful fragrance that is just completely you!


Holiday Gift Guide: Find Your Perfect Present Here

by Caroline Hastings-Brown

The Festive Season is here! A time for holidays, warmth and good cheer! A time to relax and take stock of all the happiness in your life, the beautiful people who make up your friends and family. And it is very true that to give is better than to receive. Finding the perfect gift for someone you love is an absolute joy. Seeing their face light up when receiving a gift that you chose with care is a treasure all on its own.

So, in order to keep those happy smiles on as many beloved faces as possible, COSME-DE.COM is discounting beautiful Gift Sets for men and women, from some of the most famous and best beauty, fragrance and skin care houses in the world.

Hoola Hotness

I have always been a major fan of Benefit cosmetics – I love their cool packaging, fun brand and innovative products designed to give you that little something extra. So, what gal pal or sister would NOT be happy with the Benefit Do The Hoola Beyond Bronze Kit? It is a bronzing kit for the complexion, lips, and eyes – featuring the soft-matte liquid bronzer. Bring on the most believable bronze so you can easily hoola your way to hotness! The set includes Dew The Hoola Sheer Soft Matte Face Bronzer, Hoola Bronzing Powder, They're Real! Beyond Mascara (Black), Benebalm Hydrating Tinted Lip Balm, Ultra Plush In Hoola Lip Gloss, a brush and the best Tips & Tricks guide for an incredible glow. 

Travelling Queen

And for your hot-shot friend who travels all the time for work? Make her day with the awesome SK-II Facial Treatment Pitera Deluxe Set (Travel Exclusive), with a Facial Treatment Clear Lotion for perfectly conditioned and ultra-fresh skin and Facial Treatment Essence, also known as SK-II Miracle Water. This unique Pitera-rich product moisturizes to improve texture and clarity for a more beautiful, glowing complexion. It also helps restore the skin's natural beauty by enhancing the renewal of its outer layer. She will never complain about the drying effects of travel again! 

Long-Live Luminous Lashes!

And your beautiful friend who just loves a little bit of luxury? Why not look at Clinique High Impact Lashes 3-Piece Set? The delicate set includes High Impact Mascara, Cream Shaper for Eyes and Take The Day Off Makeup Remover (for Lids, Lashes & Lips), for creating full, curled, defined lashes! You will bask in her appreciation for the whole of next year!

Masculine Metal

For him? That special friend, brother or amore in your life? Check out the Men’s gift sets and fragrances on COSME-DE.COM to find the scent that suits him so well! Is he unique and dynamic? Then the Hugo Boss Hugo Red Eau de Toilette 2-Piece Set (Travel Edition) will suit him perfectly. This fragrance was inspired by the contrast of hot and cold metal. Whilst red hot metal conveys a clear signal of danger, solid metal feels cool to the touch and offers a reassuringly solid strength. Hugo Red is a dynamic fragrance for the man who wants to unlock his daring side. Top notes of Grapefruit, heart notes of Rhubarb and base notes of Cedarwood & Hot Amber. Absolutely irresistible! 

So, enjoy the warmth in your heart and the delight in their faces this holiday season, when you give the perfect gifts!

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