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REN Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30 Review

15th July 2019 in Skincare, SPF - No Comments - 3 min read

Welcome, Skintellectuals! If there is one thing that I would say is the most important step in a skincare routine, it would sunscreen. We often underestimate the amount of damage that can be done from not wearing a proper sunscreen: from burning to damaging our DNA it’s really important to use a good sunscreen. What is it? REN Clean Screen is a mineral based sunscreen…

Pixi Glow Tonic – Worth The Hype??

12th July 2019 in Exfoliation, Skincare - 1 Comment - 2 min read

Welcome, Skintellectuals! I don’t tend to be the type of person that buys into the hype, to be honest, I’m usually one of the last people to try something because how good can a product really be?Well, let me tell you the hype for Glow Tonic is real and every bit deserved. I know that the idea of another step in your skincare routine might…

Clinique iD Active Cartridge System Review

1st July 2019 in Moisturiser, Skincare, Treatment - 4 Comments - 2 min read

Welcome, Skintellectuals! When i say i absolutely love Hyaluronic Acid, its not an exaggeration its one of those ingredients that give you instant results and for someone who tend to suffer from dehydrated skin its an absolute godsend! What is it? I was sent this quite a while back but I had already been using the Hydrating Jelly so I wanted to use that up…

Retinol Myths That Need to Be Laid to Rest

18th June 2019 in Busting Myths, Skincare - 2 Comments - 3 min read

Welcome, Skintellectuals! Retinoids are probably the single most effective skincare product you could have in your arsenal simply because they are proven to work with around 30+ years worth of exhaustive research. While retinoids are amazing there are a vast amount of myths around this wonder product and i thought i would take 5 of these myths and break them down for you! This is…

Stubborn Cosmetics Custom Made Moisturiser Review

28th May 2019 in Moisturiser, Skincare - 2 Comments - 2 min read

Welcome, Skintellecuals! I often find it rather hard to find a good moisturiser that will work for my combination skin; I need a moisturiser that isn’t too thick as to smother the oilier parts of my skin, but I need something hydrating enough for the drier parts of my skin.This is where the wonder that is Stubborn Cosmetics comes in created by the fantastic Annalisa…

ZitSticka Killa Kit Review

25th May 2019 in Skincare, Treatment - 6 Comments - 2 min read

Welcome, Skintellectuals! Acne and breakouts have to be the absolute bane of my life! I finally get everything under control and then two days later another one pops up, it can be annoying! Fortunately, this doesn’t happen as often anymore due to me using adapalene now, but when a random angry spot does pop up, I have ZitSticka to take care of it. What is…

Sunday Riley A+ High Dose Retinoid Serum Review

20th May 2019 in Skincare, Treatment - 5 Comments - 3 min read

Welcome, Skintellecuals! If there is one product, I love more than anything; it has to be retinol because you can achieve so much with this. If you’re looking for actual results, then retinol is for you.I know a lot of people can be somewhat wary of using retinol, but there is honestly nothing to worry about so long as you approach it correctly instead of…

Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Intense Review

8th May 2019 in Serum, Skincare - 5 Comments - 3 min read

Welcome, Skintellectuals! If you have been reading my blog for any length of time you’ll know that I think hydration is really important in a skincare routine. As we age our skin becomes drier as it can’t replenish the oils as it used to, combine that with the degradation of collagen and we get saggy wrinkled skin. That’s where Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Intense (30ml –…

Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30 Review

3rd May 2019 in Moisturiser, Skincare, SPF - 4 Comments - 2 min read

Welcome Skintellectuals! Whenever something arrives from Dermalogica you know its going to be fun to try! I feel like Dermalogica is one of a few few amount of brands that actually still innovate and create products that are unique. Prisma Protect SPF 30, first and foremost is a moisturiser which is light-activated and provides broad spectrum defense against UV rays whilst preventing future signs of…

Masking in 90 Seconds with Foreo UFO.

29th April 2019 in Skincare - 6 Comments - 3 min read

Welcome Skintellectuals! We all know that everyone loves a good pampering mask and I hate the whole faffing of wearing a mask that slips off my face and having to lie down for at least 20 minutes. That all changed when I tried the UFO Smart Mask, the main reason I don’t use masks is as I said they are faffy, but the UFO only…

Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel Review

1st April 2019 in Moisturiser, Skincare - 14 Comments - 2 min read

Welcome Skintellectuals There is nothing i like better than a moisturiser that delivers actual results, time and time again ive used moisturisers that really didn’t do anything than sit on my skin. While occlusive moisturisers have their place they really aren’t for me as i tend to love a mixture of humectants and emollient moisturisers, this is where Murads Nutrient-Charged Water Gel come in Murad…

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  • I see a lot of bloggers/instagrammers in particular slating and trashing products when they didn't see results.

Just because something doesn't work for you it doesn't mean it's a bad product it just means it's not right for you.

Personally I can't use a lot of L-ascorbic acid products because my skin just doesn't get on well with it, this doesn't mean it's a bad product it just doesn't work for me.

I feel like we need to be more objective when talking about products instead of making instant snap decisions.

If a product isn't working for you, ask yourself: how long have you been using it for? Are your expectations realistic? And finally is it your skin that's the problem not the product? .
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  • Probably one of my most favourite products ever! 
@pixibeautyuk Glow Tonic was one of the first actives I ever used, I bought a bottle when I was in London with @jaynekitsch years ago when they only had their London store and it honestly changed everything! That's when I became hooked on skincare because of how much i saw my skin change.

I have a review coming out tomorrow for this superstar product, keep an eye out for it ❤️
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  • "If you can't pronounce it dont use it"

I see this myth a lot and it really bugs me! It's completely baseless and is created in fear. 
Just because you can't pronounce a chemical name it doesn't mean it's somehow bad for you.

For example Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate sounds scary it's a long name but that's no reason to fear it because it's just a cell communicating ingredient that is often known as "Botox in a bottle" 
Fear is such a pervasive thing in the skincare industry a lot of brands sell their products based on fear and we honestly need to get over this fear and to realise that must because something has a long name we can't pronounce it doesn't mean it's bad for you.

Next time you pick up a product then put it back because it has too many ingredients you can't pronounce just remember that it's all about the formula. You should be objectively thinkkng about the formula instead of jumping to fear every time.
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  • *UPDATED SKINCARE ROUTINE*

CLEANSER - @fprescottskin i honestly don't think I'll ever use another cleanser apart from the @dermalogicauk special cleanse when I'm at the gym. I have talked about how much I love Tribalm. It's the best balm cleanser I've ever use not to mention it's so travel friendly too.

TONE - This isn't a toner but I usually this in the place where toner should be. I've been using the new @drdennisgross (*gifted) Resurfacing Liquid Peel for a while and it's pretty awesome. There's no percentage so I'm not sure how strong it is but I use this every other day and the off days I just use the Alpha Beta Peel Pads. 
SERUM - @skinceuticals_uki H.A Intensifier (*gifted) I am absolutely in love with this! While it's on the higher end of the spectrum being quite expensive it's so worth it in my opinion. Instead of being a bog standard hyaluronic acid this serum actually helps to amplify the skins natural hyaluronic acid levels which I find fascinating. It contains high levels of HA as well as Proxylane and purple rice extract.

EYE SERUM - @alphahskincare Absolute Eye Complex (*gifted) this was sent to me a while back and I only just remembered I had it so I thought I'd give it a go. Usually I don't care for eye creams unless they are active because to be it's essentially useless paying for more for a small amount of moisturiser in a tube.

TREATMENT - @paulaschoiceuk
1% clinical strength retinol - this has to be the single strongest over the counter retinol on the market, definitely not for first time use. If there was a otc retinol that I had to choose it would be this one everytime.

MOISTURISER - @stubborncosmetics
Custom Made Moisturiser *gifted - I have said this many times but I'll say it again, I have so much love for this moisturiser it's so good to find something customised to you rather than just hoping something will work.
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  • I feel like a lot of the times lactic acid is overlooked in favour of glycolic. Lactic acid can be a massive help to those with dry skin.

First and foremost Lactic acid is an alpha hydroxy acid and unlike glycolic acid, lactic acid works on the surface level to left of any dead skin cells.

I like to compare Lactic acid to Pac man munching away at the dead skin cells. 
Lactic acid is a fantastic moisturising ingredient, it's so good that there's even a prescription product called LacHydrin (12% lactic acid) that is used to hydrate chronically dry skin.

My favourite lactic acid used to be @sundayriley Good Genes but since they have reformulated it to be glycolic now I'm on the hunt for a new version. I had heard that @deciem does a really good 5% and 10% Lactic acid that I need to revisit.
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  • Everyone knows that I love pixi, Glow Tonic has to be one of my all time favourite products simply because it's so effective ❤️ I was recently sent a bunch of new pixi products to try and DetoxifEYE Depuffing Eye Patches were apart of that package and I wanted to talk about them.

While I hate the name of the product because no matter what anyone ever tells you you can't detoxify the skin by using a topical product it just isn't possible the role of detoxifing goes to the kidneys and not the skin. 
Despite the god awful name, the product is actually pretty good. They do a good job of depuffing the eyes.

Each patch is made from hydrogel and doesn't slip down your face so you don't have to walk around face up to the sky haha

The main component of these patches is caffeine which is a vasoconstrictor that tightens the skin getting rid of the puffiness temporarily.

The patches also say they contain gold but I'm not even going to entertain that as one of the ingredients because gold does nothing for the skin topically despite many brands trying to convince you otherwise.

I tend to use these in the PM before bed but you can use them in the morning before you apply your makeup .
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