Sunday, 30 September 2018

REVIEW: @glowbiotics Probiotic Brightening Renewal Lotion

Claims: This multifaceted skin brightening lotion harnesses the power of reparative probiotics and antioxidants to even out, brighten and beautify skin tone.

Price: $85 for 50ml

Suitable For: Dull normal to dry skin

Thoughts: This lotion is packed with active ingredients that benefit your skin in a whole plethera of ways and I don't think there are enough instagram characters to be able to do this product justice. It is jam packed with peptides, probiotiocs, anti-oxidants, vitamin A, Hyaluronic Acid, Green Tea, Lactic Acid, it's a smorgasboard of skin care ingredients that pack a real punch. If you use an over the counter retinol palmitate (this contains a little too) then the peptides in this cream help to stimulate the enzyme that converts the ingredients into retinoic acid, meaning you will notice results a lot quicker. The probiotics help stimulate collagen and help repair the skin, and there are two different brightening molecules which inhibit melanin and help prevent UV damage.

The lotion itself is incredibly hydrating, I apply after all my skin care for it to cocoon my skin overnight and let the ingredients get to work and i've noticed a big difference in the plumpness and glow of my skin in the morning.

This is the perfect product to introduce at this time of year, it will repair any damage and lighten any pigmentation from the summer and hydrate and protect from the colder winter temperatures and the havoc heated homes do to the skin. I am dying to try the Probiotic Brightening Solution from Glowbiotics next and i'm fully converted to the Probiotic skin care way of life. I have been focusing on more budget friendly skincare recently which I love but they tend to be one ingredient wonders, this is more expensive but is a complex formula and very concentrated which is very noticeable in the results. #probiotics #skincare #skincareroutine #blogpost #under10k #influencer #bblogger #skincarecommunity


Sunday, 23 September 2018

Hadalabo Gokujyun Moist Lotion vs Premium Lotion

I have been using the Hadalabo HA lotions for years and the beauty community have finally caught on and singing the praises of these incredibly effective and affordable products. I wanted to compare the two because they are very different and suited to different skin types/preferences.

Hada Labo Gokujyun Moist Hyaluronic Acid Lotion
This is the entry level HA lotion in the range, it contains three weights of HA which are all able to penetrate different layers of the skin. The viscocity is slightly thicker than water so it is very lightweight and absorbs instantly into the skin, there is no smell and zero stickyness. At around £10 for 170ml it's amazing value.

Hada Labo Gokujun Premium Hyaluronic Acid Lotion
This is a step up from the standard, it contains five weights of HA. It's a lot thicker than the Moist lotion and takes a bit more time to absorb. Again there is no smell but this does leave some stickyness on the skin. This is around £12 for 170ml and again amazing value. 

So who should use which? I would say all skin types can use both however the Premium lotion is better suited to dry skin and the moist lotion is better for dehdrated/normal/oily skin. This is purely based on the texture and the skin's ability to absorb the product, if you have dehdrated skin a couple of layers of the moist lotion would be more effective than one layer of the premium which is how I use it every night. I always have a bottle of the premium on hand if my skin is particularly dry or i've been using retinols and feel the flake coming on.

In terms of fitting them into a routine I use the moist lotion after my acid toner and before other serums/oils and the premium lotion I'd use it after light serums before oil/moisturiser. Are there any other comparisons you’d like to see?

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Sunday, 16 September 2018

REVIEW: Garden Of Wisdom Vitamin C 23% Serum + Ferulic Acid by @victoriahealth

After the swift departure of Deciem from Victoria Health (I seriously need the tea) we were introduced to Garden of Wisdom in VH's iconic monthly newsletter, GOW is notorious for their clean, straightforward skin care & Shabir helped to curate & formulate a line of products in partnership between the two companies exclusively for Victoria Health. My first product choice had to be the Vitamin C 23% + Ferulic Acid serum as I assumed it was a much more affordable version of the Skincuticles C E Ferulic which is £135 a bottle compared to £10 for the GOW.

Claims: High strength pure L-ascorbic acid to brighten & even out skin tone whilst Ferulic acid helps protect skin against free radical damage.

Price: £10.00 for 30ml

Suitable for: Normal, Oily & Dry skin, active acne and extremely sensitive skins should avoid.

Thoughts: I have been using this serum for around six weeks & so far the results have knocked my socks off, I have areas or should I say had areas of pigmentation on top of my cheekbones & also down the centre of my forehead and so far this serum has obliterated the pigmentation on my cheekbone area and significantly faded the forehead area. I am impressed, I think the formula has everything to do with it (duh) because it was so effortless to fit into my routine, I have struggled with consistant Vitamin C useage because I didn't like the formula of the products I tried, they were either gritty, housed in an oil or just useless. This serum is smooth, lightweight & absorbs instantly, I use it in the evening & it sits really well on top of my hydrating essence/serums & under my oils. It's not without it's faults, i'm not a fan of the packaging, the pump shoots product out like a gun (I think they've repacked since I purchased) & I’m left with orange stained palms if I don't wash my hands at the end of my routine but for a £10 serum those are none issues as the product is effective and costs so little. I highly recommend if you have areas of pigmentation you want to fade or needing an antioxidant. #blogpost #skincare #vitaminc #bblogger


Saturday, 8 September 2018

REVIEW: @simpleskincare Rich Moisture Sheet Mask

Claims: Infused with active nutrients to condition dry city skin. Price: £2.99 (always on offer)

Suitable For: Dehydrated, Dry, Normal, Oily Skins.

Thoughts: I used to bash Simple products, but I have to say some of their new releases I have enjoyed using and this is one of them. If you're looking for a mask with not too many bells and whistles which leaves your skin calm, plumped and hydrated this is a great one to go for as the quality of the essence is great. One of the main ingredients is Agave Extract, an anti-inflammatory with healing properties, it’s hydrating and full of vitamins, the essence also contains caffeine, an antioxidant which helps to plump the skin and of course contains hyaluronic acid which hydrates. The only criticism I could have is that the actual sheet is a slightly awkward fit as the eye holes are a bit big but once you've shuffled it around it stays put and covers most of my face. I like to have sheet masks on standby like this when I just want something gentle and hydrating and at this price point I always pick them up when I’m out because they're usually on offer for £1.50 somewhere and I don't have to think twice about using it. For the price and availability this is a no brainer to pick up when you’re next in Boots or Superdrug to try out and be part of that sheet mask life. #blogpost #bblogger #bbloggers #beautyaddict #beautyblog #beautyblogger #beautybloggerlife #beautybloggers #beautyguru #beautyjunkie #sheetmask #koreanbeauty#under10k #influencer