Last summer I discovered the incredibly indulgent Aurealux sheet mask from Dolce & Gabbana. Drenched in a magical fluid infused with their exclusive Gold Flavo-silk Tricomplex™ (gold silk sericin, Italian olive oil extract and Vitamin B3 are key components listed) that simple introduction opened my eyes to the beauty of hydrated skin. While I wouldn't call my skin dry, my combination complexion is always happier when I pamper it with the right serums and penetrating moisturizers.
A few months back as I was running low on serums and moisturizers of another brand, I bit the bullet and decided it was time to commit to the entire Aurealux line. From the essence to the eye gel, I stopped using all other products for a few weeks as I dove deep into the Dolce program. The result? Very happy skin and a few irreplaceable products I can't imagine living without.
FIRST: THE GOLDEN GOODS
NEXT: THE FEEDBACK
If you've been looking for a luxurious skincare line, this one will not disappoint. From the packaging itself (think: gold foil lined boxes and perfectly designed bottles and jars), the Dolce & Gabbana skincare experience is extremely upscale. But you're smarter than that and want to know all about those products, so let me dive in and share.
PRODUCTS: ONE BY ONE
I'm not sure how I survived without an essence, and now that I've been completely spoiled by the skin quenching qualities of the Aurealux Essence I'll never want to skip this step. The best way to describe it is thick water. It glides over clean skin like silk and preps it for whatever you follow it with. This single product brings a smile to my face every day as I thoroughly enjoy the ritual of putting it on my skin. The fluid seems to be the exact same one the wondrous Aurealux Sheet Mask is soaked in, so having access to this daily is a treat to my skin. What does it do? Hydrate, smooth and refine. I am IN LOVE with this magical fluid and will not be without it again. Miracle!
The essence is followed by the luxurious and creamy Aurealux Serum. I definitely ran out of this too soon, a sign that I loved it. Thicker than the essence, this lightweight product is loaded with plumping Hyaluronic Acid, my favorite skin care additive. Those of you with oily complexions might find the serum to be all you need for daily hydration, but I needed to follow up with the all-star Aurealux Cream. This was the single product I was most excited to try and it did not disappoint! Loaded with their Gold Flavo-silk Tricomplex™ (a constant in the line), this thick gel-cream seems apt to use any season of the year. It left my combo skin dewy in all the right places and never the slightest bit oily. I absolutely loved this for both day and night, but opted to save it for daytime in order to make the product last longer. I loved it, and highly recommend it to those of you with combo skin. Your pores will drink it in and visibly thank you.
Last but not least, the Aurealux Eye Gel. This one seemed a bit off-putting at first as its gel formula was unusual for me. I decided to use the La Mer emulsifying method to see if the friction and heat of my fingertips could liquify it. Bingo! This transformed the springy gel into a decadent serum-like fluid read to soak into my skin. I liked it so much I experimented with it in a variety of ways. As an eye cream it kept lines and creases at bay. As an overall serum it was hydrating and gave me an enviable glow. I even found success patting it onto the cheekbones & eye area after makeup application as a strobing/setting product. Again, it knew no bounds. I found the gel in this little jar to be a multi-tasker in my arsenal ready for action at a moment's notice.
For a brand known for fashion and leading-edge cosmetics I was truly surprised by the quality of the products and the visible results they produced. My skin was moisturized, happy and calm using every one of these beautiful products. The Aurealux Cream, Aurealux Essence & Aurealux Sheet Mask are my clear favorites but the entire collection is strong and fabulous. My advice? Give one of these sampler sets a try to dip your toes into the golden pool and see the healthy skin results for yourself. Your pretty face will be healthier, plumper, softer and happier - and what more could a girl dream of?