Recently I was invited to the Premae Glasgow Beauty Blogger Event. I had never heard of Premae before so of course I went along. I was quite lucky as, due to a time change on the day, the evening blogger meet-up was very intimate and I had lots of one on one time with Premae founder Clare Eluka and Premae PR, Marketing & Communications Manager Pariss Sloan.
Clare, who is a Make-up Artist and Allergy practioner, founded Premae almost 2 years ago (Premae celebrates it’s 2nd birthday on 1st december 2013) after years of research in order to bring beauty lovers high quality beauty products which are completely allergen free. In fact, as Premae is the first beauty brand to be simultaneously Allergy UK Certified and Vegan Society Approved, I had absolutely no reservations about applying Premae Harmony Moisturising Smoothie Serum to my skin at the event. I had been asked to bring some foundation and a foundation brush along with me and it turned out that this was so I could make my own BB cream using my foundation and the serum. After mixing my foundation and the Harmony Moisturising Smoothie serum together I applied the mix to my face and was happy enough with the results to leave it on all night and get the train home wearing it.
I used up my little BB cream mix quite quickly and instead of whipping up another batch I have settled into the routine of applying the serum before putting on my foundation as I think it works really well as a primer. It is absorbed quickly enough that I don’t have to wait around before putting my make up on which is great.
Each of the bloggers at the event received gift bags containing the following :
Do these products seem familiar? There are a few reasons why they might. Premae is already a Glossybox favourite, you will have found the Harmony Moisturising Smoothie Serum in the October Glossybox :
Thank you Claire for gifting me the October Glossybox when I told you that I hadn’t got this one due to moving house.
Or maybe you have read about Premae in Vogue, Tirade or Forbes magazines who have been showering Premae with praise. Premae has been featured once again in Vogue’s December issue.
I was already an instant fan of the Harmony Moisturising Smoothie Serum after trying it at the event but it wasn’t until a couple of days later that I tried the Harmony Moisturing Creme Balm. I’m really impressed with this balm, it has a texture very similar to Benefit’s the Porefessional and I love the feel of it on my skin. The fragrance is very subtle and reminds me of lemon sherbet. It is nice and thick so I was quite surprised by how quickly it absorbed into my skin, for me it takes less than 2O minutes to be completely gone. I have been applying this after I come home from work as I have a freezing walk home and my skin feels really raw by the time I reach my house. The balm soothes my skin instantly and leaves it feeling soft and looking well-cared for instead of weather-beaten. It’s also great for oily skin as it has a mattifying effect. If you think this sounds good and want to try it I have good news. Premae have kindly given me a second Harmony Moisturising Creme Balm to give away so stop by the blog tomorrow for all the details.
At the event I got chatting with Pariss who told me that she especially loves Premae products because they help her skin look good even when her psoriasis flares up. This struck a cord with me as my sister suffers from psoriasis and I knew that she had a particularly bad outbreak on her hands as I had seen her earlier that day. I told Paris and Clare this and they recommended the Premae Luxury Hand and Foot Cream :
I decided to buy it and give it to my sister. I gave her it a few days ago and she is going to let me know how it works out for her, when I gave her the cream her hands looked like this:
You might not be able to see it very well but the dark red patches on her fingers is where her skin is peeling off. Hopefully she will see some improvement after using Premae’s Hand and foot cream. I’ll keep you updated.
Do you have skin Issues too? The Premae website http://premaeskincare.com/ let’s you filter their products via skin issue so if you have a skin problem you can find a product that will help. They also have a chat function so that you can ask questions while you are browsing, click the above link to see for yourself.
Currently Premae have 13 different ranges targeted at different Skincare issues so whatever issue you have Premae should have a product that will help. They also have an SPF range arriving in May 2014 which will be followed by their first make up range which I am already excited to try.
Don’t forget to visit the blog tomorrow to take part in my Premae giveaway!
Thanks for checking out my blog 🙂