Friday, 3 May 2019

Review: Real Barrier from Style Korea

This line of skincare is designed for dry & sensitive skin, it focuses on repairing & maintaining the skin barrier, when it's weakened or damaged moisture loss is inevitable & the skin can become more sensitized and suseptable to bacteria. The products from Real Barrier contain MLE skin barrier formula which recreates the same compounds & structures of the skin so reinforces the skin barrier.

Cream Cleansing Foam
This sulfate free cleansing foam is enriched with ceramides & sweet almond oil to hydrate & cleanse skin without drying or irritation. The texture is incredibly creamy & the bubble cream technology produces a satisfying cleansing experience, it's almost like applying whipped cream to your face. My skin is left feeling completely clean but comfortable, I use as my second cleanse at night & my morning cleanser.

Aqua Soothing Toner
A toner in Korea is a base layer of hydration to prepare the skin for the layers of essences/ ampoules/serums that are applied on top. With 5 different forms of Hyaluronic acid this water like toner hydrates very effectively & is infused with Centella Asiatica to soothe & calm the skin. I will be adding this to a spray bottle & keeping in the fridge for summer because this will be game changing when it's humid.

Aqua Soothing Ampoule
An ampoule is a supercharged serum & usually contains higher concentrations of active ingredients, this contains 5 forms of HA to deliver moisture to the various layers of the skin as well as dual ceramides to help strengthen the skin barrier & calming complexes to soothe. If you have oily skin this is a perfect step in your routine as it absorbs instantly without any stickness, I use morning and night.

Intense Moisture Cream
This final step is designed to provide 48 hours of hydration & protection for the skin barrier, just like the core of the line it is formulated with the hyaluronic acid, calming complex & the MLE formula it also contains squalane & canola oil to deliver hydration without feeling too heavy. I actually apply this after face oil to seal in all the hydration & act as an overnight mask, I wake up with plump soft skin every morning.

Wednesday, 24 April 2019

REVIEW: Benton Snail Bee Venom Ultimate Hydrogel Eye Patch

REVIEW: @bentoncosmetic Snail Bee Ultimate Hydrogel Eye Patch
Claims: Containing Saccharomyces, Bee Venom and Seaweed Extract the Ultimate Eye Patches hydrate and nourish the delicate eye area leaving it bright and supple.
Price: $28 for 30 pairs
Thoughts: If I could be convinced to use only one line of skincare I think the Snail Bee collection from Benton would be my choice, I swear by their Ultimate Serum and Essence to calm, hydrate and normalise my skin if it’s acting up. They use healthy ingredients so no silicones or PEGs and these patches are environmentally friendly because they dissolve in water!!

I have been reaching for eye patches a lot recently due to Hayfever season and these are incredible when my eyes are dry and irritated. I recommend keeping these in the fridge if you suffer from puffy eyes because they will work wonders with the combination of ingredients like seaweed and snail essence and the refrigerated hydrogel patch will instantly depuff, they adhere really well so aren’t constantly moving around too which is amazing. I find my eyes to be smoother and brighter after each use and these are perfect in the morning because your makeup will apply like a dream afterwards. After trying some disappointing eye patches I thought they were not for me but Benton have definitely convinced me otherwise.
Provided by Benton for review.

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Friday, 19 April 2019

REVIEW: Dermatica Tretinoin Subscription

Review: Subscription
What is it: Dermatica operates the UK's only dermatology compounding pharmacy providing prescription skincare through the post without the need for an expensive dermatologist consultation or GP referral.
My Prescription: Tretinoin & Hydroquinone.
My Thoughts: I was intially quite wary about this service being available to the public; not everyone is experienced in skincare and may opt for the strong stuff before trying less intense treatments first. However, those of us who want prescription creams without paying for a dermatology consultation this sounds a genius business plan. The consulation is straight foward and quick but the aspect that calmed my reservations with this service is the final step, before the prescription is written and dispatched you are required to send pictures of your face so they can assess you and make sure you're suitable for treatment. I would like to think they would decline someone not sutiable for treatment, ie an 18 year old wanting tretinoin for anti-aging. I was prescribed 0.025% Tretinoin & 4% Hydroquinone which is very gentle, I experienced zero dryness or irriation so it is good for beginners if you're worried about burning your face off, I was curious how quickly they would increase the strength and i'm glad to say it was unprompted in the following month's prescription so I am now using 0.05% tretinoin & 4% Hydroquinone.
Results: After 6 weeks of use I can see an incredible difference in my skin, not necessarily pore size but definitely the texture, congestion and pigmentation. My OH said 'your skin is looking really good' after 3 weeks of use which i've never heard him say in 10 years of being together so it's a miracle worker as far as i'm concerned. Whether long term it's a service I will keep subscribing to time will tell as £22 a month is a lot more than you would pay if you were to get an actual prescription from a doctor yourself, so you're definitely paying for the convenience. If you're wanting to try the service use code: TRIAL-BUNNY for £10 off your first month. (Not spon, just useful) #blogpost #retinol #skincare #skincarecommunity #skincareroutine