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Summer 2018 New Must Try Skincare!

Posted on August 9, 2018

Happy Thursday everyone! I have a few brand new summer skincare products to share with you today – enjoy!

Let’s start with the Starskin 7 Second Morning Mask – technically, this isn’t really a mask, these are double sided pads designed to be used in the morning to clean and prep the skin for the day ahead. One side of the pad has small beads to massage, exfoliate, remove dead skin cells and increase hydration, and the other applies a serum and moisturiser whilst ‘masking’ for a skin plumping hydration boost, leaving skin feeling soft and dewy. The idea is that this is a 7-in-1 product offering everything your morning skincare routine requires, in one handy pad. This is perfect for those that don’t want the hassle of a long morning routine – I love this product!

Next I have the Glamglow Instamud– this is a foaming treatment mask designed to instantly refine pores and even the skin tone, promising to leave skin smooth and soft in only 60 seconds. It contains bentonite, kaolin clays, witch hazel, aloe vera, and licorice root, and the micro-bubbling mud activates on contact with your skin to energize and invigorate while it perfects your complexion. I LOVE a bubbly mask, and this one does the trick without upsetting my sensitive skin, awesome!

Continuing with the bubbles, this is the Hello Jo Speak Up! Bubble Lip Mask – rather than a ‘grainy’ lip exfoliator, this works with enzymes, antioxidants and Vitamins A and C which break down dead skin cells to leave lips feeling renewed and resurfaced. You simply rub it on and watch the mask bubble up – I love how this makes my lips feel so smooth and nourished.

For cleansers, firstly I have the fantastic SVR Physiopure Cleansing Micellar Water Pure & Mild – this micellar water cleanser has been specifically developed for sensitive skin (yay!). The lightweight liquid purifies and detoxifies skin, and it eliminates dirt and all traces of makeup without over-drying or leaving skin feeling tight. This is a fantastic cleanser if you have sensitive skin.

And the Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Detox Foaming Cleanser– this cleanser purifies and detoxifies the skin of impurities. It contains natural cucumber extract, sugarcane and sugar maple extract to encourage cell turnover whilst calming and soothing irritated skin, and glycerin and sodium PCA to cleanse and hydrate the skin whilst locking in moisture to reveal a healthier, refreshed appearance. It’s also good to know this cleanser is also alcohol and sulphate free!

The Paula’s Choice Peptide Booster is perfect for those with sensitive skin that may not be able to use a high strength retinol. It contains a powerful blend of eight targeted peptides, where each one addresses a specific anti-ageing concern, from loss of radiance and uneven skin tone to fine lines and wrinkles. Together with skin-restoring ingredients such as amino acids, antioxidants and hydrators, the Peptide Booster strengthens and protects the skin’s barrier and increases natural resilience. I’ve used this a few times now and I’m SO impressed with the results! It instantly makes my skin look and feel brighter, fresher and more radiant. This product is a must try!

Gatineau Perfection Ultime Radiance Energizing Eye Concentrate – if you have issues with puffiness and dark circles around the eyes, then this one’s for you. This serum has a super lightweight consistency that instantly absorbs into the skin to leave the eye area feeling silky smooth and instantly refreshed. The formula includes horse chestnut seed extract and yeast extract to boost circulation, smooth lines and reduce inflammation, and sweet almond oil which promotes smooth, plump and youthful-looking skin. It also provides long lasting hydration, helping to refresh and soothe tired eyes.

Continuing with eyes, I LOVE a good eye patch, and the Peter Thomas Roth Hydra Gel Eye Patches are just fantastic. The formula contains cucumber extract, allantoin, chamomile, aloe, niacinimide, hyaluronic acid, glycerin, hydrolyzed collagen, caffeine and arnica to awaken the appearance of tired eyes and diminish dark circles and puffiness. These patches leave my eye are feeling amazingly soothed and refreshed – I’ve been keeping mine in the fridge!

The Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly – is a super lightweight water-jelly designed to deliver 24-hour hydration repair, plus pollution protection. This jelly features Clinique’s Clean Shield Technology and is formulated with a blend of sunflower seed cake, barley extract and cucumber fruit extract to strengthen skin’s barrier, improve its resiliency, and balance and retain skin’s moisture levels. I love the texture of this jelly, it’s so light and it absorbs into the skin super quickly without leaving any residue. This is a must-try if you’re looking for a light feeling product that leaves skin feeling smooth and hydrated.

And another brand that I’ve just come across is Cinch. The Cinch Face Cheat Moisturiser + Glow – is a spray moisturiser that also lightly illuminates the skin, whilst helping to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, minimise the look of pores and prime your skin ready for make-up application. This is definitely worth a try if you have dull and lacklustre skin.

Bali Body Bronzing Lotion – this is a fast absorbing light-weight moisturiser, combining fake tanning with the benefits of a skincare product. This vegan, antioxidant-rich Bronzing Lotion contains Vitamin E and natural oils to hydrate and smooth the skin, whilst organic caramel extract provides an instant bronzed glow. This gives you a lovely natural looking glow, whilst leaving skin feeling amazingly soft.

And last but not least, the This Works In Transit Pollution Shield – this spray contains moisturising hyaluronic acid, with chamomile extract and aloe vera to soothe skin and calm redness and irritation, and a polysaccharide pollution shield which inhibits the attack of carbon particles, particulate matter and heavy metals as you go about your day. This protective mist will help prevent signs of ageing and keep skin looking fresh and hydrated throughout the day with make-up held in place, whilst defending against environmental aggressors and pollutants.

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New From Lookfantastic: Beauty Boxes To Suit Your Skin Type

Posted on February 8, 2016

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Hi Guys!

So it’s 2016, and we have a market completely saturated with a never ending amount of beauty and skincare products, so how do you know where to start? How do you know what to buy? How do you know the best product for YOU? Well you don’t, that’s the problem. That’s why many of us rely on blogs and reviews to find out what people really think of these products, so we can decide if they might suit us too.

Having sensitive skin is especially problematic when trying to choose skincare – I should know. And I’m so excited to find out that Lookfantastic have come up with a great idea to help those of us that just aren’t sure which products to choose…

They have just launched three new special edition beauty boxes – but these are not beauty boxes as we know it. These boxes are especially curated by skin type, and there are options for If you have Normal/Combination skinOily/Blemish Prone skin, and Dry/ Sensitive skin which I have.

Each box is £35.00 and contains around £100 worth of skincare products, specifically chosen for your skin type. This is a fantastic way to try out products without spending a fortune, and you may just find the perfect solution for your skin too!

The Dry/Sensitive Edition includes a mixture of full size and trial size products:

  • Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Mild Cleansing Milk 200ml (worth £9.00)
  • Gatineau Aquamemory High Hydration Mask 15ml (worth £7.20)
  • Balance Me Radiance Face Oil 10ml (worth £10.00)
  • NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex 30ml (worth £38.00)
  • Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré 30ml (worth £13.00)
  • Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Morning Eye Rescue 15ml (worth £18.00)
  • There’s also a very informative booklet included, not only giving you info about the products, but also skin facts and helpful information.

Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Mild Cleansing Milk – This light, non-fragranced cleansing milk is designed to remove make-up, dirt and excess oil, without stripping skin of moisture. Its mild, yet powerful formula uses APG Complex to dissolve impurities, whilst hyaluronic acid works effectively to deeply hydrate skin and leave it purified, soft and supple. Gluco-glycerol boosts moisture levels, making this creamy lotion suitable for soothing both dry and sensitive skin.

Gatineau Aquamemory High Hydration Mask – For skin that needs intense hydration, this mask aims to restore skin’s natural barrier, leaving it feeling instantly comforted and more supple. The Aquamemory High Hydration Cream Mask contains Sea Fennel and Brown Algae to help skin retain moisture, and Sweet Almond Oil to intensely nourish.

Balance Me Radiance Face Oil – This award-winning face oil is perfect for transforming dull, dehydrated skin into a radiant, dewy and glowing complexion, whilst also calming areas prone to redness. This skincare hero contains eight oil extracts including Amazonian buriti nut, Camellia and Rosehip Oils to reduce redness, address uneven skin tone and minimise the visible signs of ageing and scarring. The healing blend of Yarrow and Benzoin plus English chamomile work together to plump, soften and soothe the skin with each drop.

NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex – Combining twelve forms of hyaluronic compounds, MMHC is the perfect product for plumping up and intensely hydrating dry and dehydrated skin. This advanced serum absorbs quickly to target fine lines and wrinkles,  preventing moisture loss and increasing short-term elasticity to reveal a more youthful-looking complexion. The serum also works to strengthen the skin’s structure, giving a visibly hydrated, comforted and smoother complexion.

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré – This amazing sounding multi-tasker can be used as a moisturising lotion, primer, face mask and even a make-up remover! It contains essential fatty acids and vitamins to reduce irritation and plump skin, and it’s enriched with nutrients and water to balance skin and promote cell renewal. The lotion delivers a satin film to reduce dryness and discomfort for a soft, radiant complexion.

Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Morning Eye Rescue – This product promises to instantly soothe and refresh tired and sensitive eyes. Enriched with organic grape water, which is 100 per cent natural, it’s hypoallergenic and oil-free – making it suitable for the most delicate and sensitive skin around the eye area. Morning Eye Rescue also contains white tea extracts to decongest skin, leaving it fresh and glowing.

Well, all these products sound fantastic to me, but I’m especially keen to get started with the NIOD MMHC and the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré  – I need to know if this really can do everything it promises!

I think this box contains a great looking selection of products, and if they actually work for me, my skin will be very happy indeed. Lookfantastic have definitely hit the nail on the head here with their tailored skincare boxes, and I think they’re going to be very popular indeed.

I’ll be trying these products out over the coming weeks so I’l let you know my thoughts on them very soon. I’d love to hear which products you’d recommend for sensitive skin?

I hope you enjoyed my post xxx

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