Favourite Beauty Products Of The Week

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Here is my selection of favourite beauty products of the week. From new launches to long-lasting and timeless classics, the following products emit off-the-radar awesomeness!

1. Beauty Product For All: Bioderma ABC Derm Hydratant Moisturising Milk for Face & Body, £10.90 (200ml), www.cocooncenter.co.uk

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This product (although aimed for babies) offers outstanding hydrating and moisturising qualities for all the family. It is one of those essential items to go in your travel bag. It is ideal for those with extremely sensitive skin and perfect for calming, hydrating and nourishing dryness. Apply to all the family before your day on the beach and repeat. Hypo-allergenic and fragrance-free, this hydrating milk is the go-to product for summer. N.B: Do not apply to damaged/seeping areas. This should not be used in place of an SPF.

   2. Beauty Find For You: MAC Pro Longwear Concealer, £19.50 (9 ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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When it comes to providing a good concealer, MAC will always have you covered (a-hem, bad pun, I know). I have tried most of the concealers around, and this one is awesome. The only downside is there isn’t much for the price.

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This concealer is available in 16 shades, making it almost impossible not to find one to match. Camouflaging all manner of pesky imperfections, the formula offers a gorgeous flawless and matte finish. It states that it stays in place for up to 15 hours. I have only kept the concealer on for 10 hours at most. However, I was surprised at how well it stayed put, without causing or enhancing any creases as is the case with many other camouflaging concealers. This is quite a feat, given that during this time I’ve had to apply and remove makeup and skin-destroying face masks throughout the duration. The skin feels soft and looks incredible ALL-DAY LONG!

3. Beauty Product To Keep Hidden From Everyone Else: Sarah Chapman Skin Insurance SPF 50+, £59 (30ml), www.harrods.com

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We all love an award-winning brand, and this is where Sarah Chapman’s products come up trumps. With another heatwave about to be bestowed upon the UK (thank you summer), our demands are simple. We need the coverage – but we want it to be lightweight, and without a streak in sight. Also, we need some serious protection.

Moving up a gear from the Skin Insurance SPF 30, Sarah Chapman’s new launch, Skin Insurance SPF 50+ provides everything your skin could wish for. So incredibly lightweight, the vegan formula ensures full protection from UVA, UVB, thermal and infrared radiation.

When applying to the skin, it melts in (as if it’s coming home), enhancing your complexion like nothing else. It looks as if you aren’t wearing any product but just have an amazing natural luminosity. Combining an array of antioxidants and skin-repairing components, you can rest in the knowledge that your skin not only looks beautifully healthy but is simultaneously being repaired, too! #Skingoals.

Have you tried any of these items and what do you think? Leave me a message in the comments below and have a stellar Sunday evening. xx

8 Cosmetic Anti-Aging Treatments You Can Do At Home

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Covid-19 seems to be here for the foreseeable. This means it may not be possible to visit our beloved skincare clinic for some time (HUGE SIGH!). But, wait – what about our 3-monthly Botox and that filler that looks increasingly tempting? Don’t worry friends. Whilst nothing beats a trip to the cosmetic clinic, there are some anti-aging measures we can take that will certainly make a difference. Think of it as your temporary filling until you can get the real thing.

1. Look For Ceramide Treatment: CeraVe Moisturising Cream, £4, www.lookfantastic.com

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Ceramides are lipids that work in all kinds of wonderful ways. Key in the anti-aging mission, they support the formation of the skin’s barrier, retain moisture and even protect. Basically, they put two fingers up to Mr. Wrinkle. I love CeraVe’s Moisturising Cream, £4. Not only is cheap, but it contains the 3 main ceramides as well as hyaluronic acid. This is one of my ‘never, ever run out of’ products.

2. Reach For Hyaluronic Acid: The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, £5.90 (30ml), www.cultbeauty.com

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Extensive studies have proven this ingredient to be a true skin saviour. With its moisture-retaining superpowers, you can really plump up the skin. Make sure you buy a good product. The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid, £5.90  is a great and affordable option.

3. Peptides Work: Peptide Booster, £48 (20ml), http://www.paulaschoice.couk

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Another aid in thwarting those irksome fine lines and other equally rubbish signs of aging, are peptides. The molecules are part-amino acids. These make proteins that then help to build and enhance essential collagen production – which is kind of vital when trying to avoid the A-word. A great one is Paula’s Choice Peptide Booster, £48. Featuring 8 peptides along with amino acids, the booster is an outstanding product to have in your skincare arsenal.

4. Invest In A Good Sun Cream, Ultrasun Face Anti-Ageing SPF 50+, £20.40 (50ml), www.feelunique.com

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Whether you are tackling the onset of age or not, this is one skincare tip no one should skip. You need a good product that offers SPF50 to ensure you are providing maximum protection for your complexion. I use Ultrasun’s Face Fluid. It’s lightweight, leave’s no residue and contains liposome which intensely hydrates and lessens the impact of age. Better yet, I know I am giving my face the ultimate assistance against harmful rays.

5.Upgrade Your Exfoliating Routine, Bee Peel by Deborah Mitchell, £109, www.shop.heavenskincare.com

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I reviewed this peel some time ago and I am still as smitten with it today as the first time I had the joy of applying it to my face. Referred to as a ‘facelift in a jar,’ this peel has literal transformative qualities. The advanced exfoliator combines bee venom and glycolic acid that work in unison to effectively treat the skin.

Formulated with ABEETOXIN, organic coconut and raw cane sugar, it works by resurfacing the skin and treating all the usual villains that have the audacity to target our skin. This is a great exfoliation upgrade and a fab solution for inflammation and enlarged pores.

However, take note: this formula is strong and does sting a fair bit. You should only leave it on for a few minutes, tops. Those with sensitive skin should avoid using it.

6. Incorporate Retinol Into Your World, SkinCeuticals Retinol 1%, £70.79, www.cosmedic-clinic.co.uk

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Before I continue, I need to mention that you should never use exfoliator in conjunction with retinol. If you are used to your retinol product, then it is fine to use both – but NEVER on the same day. I recommend leaving at least 5 days between using retinol and an exfoliator. Furthermore, if you have mature skin, you should not be exfoliating too regularly. Once a week would suffice.

That said, let me introduce you to the best non-prescription retinol product IN THE WORLD! I absolutely love it. Granted, it’s pricey but worth it. If you are like me and have tried various retinol products with dissatisfaction, you may be in need of a higher dose. In the long run, this investment will save you money. Don’t think this is an overnight solution – you need to be committed to ensuring long-term results.

However, whilst it can be a game-changer you need to make sure you can tolerate it before moving up a notch. If you are unsure on whether retinol is right for you, it may be worth speaking to your clinician (on Skype of course) or doing a little research first.

7. Use An Awesome Night Serum, Beuti Sleep Elixir, £47 (30ml), www.beutiskincare.com

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Yes, I know – you are probably sick of me banging on about this – but, it’s soo good I want everyone to share in the discovery. Loved by the royals and pretty much anyone who has tried it, the vegan-friendly serum totally rocks. Including a huge array of precious skin-loving plant-based oils, the elixir greatly reduces inflammation and goes after any sign of age! I have found that applying it with my Foreo achieves incredible results. LOVE!

8. Vitamin C Will Work Wonders, The Hero Project Glow Drops Dry Touch Facial Oul + Vitamin C, £19 (30ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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Whilst there are quite a few fabulous vitamin C products available, I really adore this one. Research has shown vitamin C to effectively thwart signs of aging, enhance luminosity and further protect. A good vitamin C product is perfect for staving off a sad reflection while you wait for the cosmetic clinic doors to open again.

Don’t get me wrong – when I am able to get to the clinic, I will be rushing through the door like a mad woman. However, by using these ingredients you will dramatically improve the overall look of your skin and life won’t feel like it’s on a permanent go-slow.

Awesome Sunglasses For All The Family At Reduced Prices

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Everyone fed up with the rain again? Don’t worry, we are about to see a return of el scorchio weather. In fact, it is set to be so warm you may actually be able to fry your bacon and eggs on the bonnet of your car. I’m sensing a slurry of YouTube videos commencing! With the heatwave in mind, you are going to need a good pair of sunnies. Before you go and splash out on a pricey pair – read on. These sunglasses are on-trend, offer the same protection and are totally affordable to boot. Why pay a fortune when you don’t need to? N.B: When buying your sunnies, make sure they are a category 3 or 4 protection.

1.For You (Or Me): Superdry San Sunglasses, £19.99 (Was £64.99), www.mandmdirect.com

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Yet again Superdry comes up with the goods – this time it’s a pair of slick tortoiseshell sunnies you will love. With a category 3 protection and £40 off, you had better grab them while you can!

2.For Him: Mantaray Grey Metal Aviator Sunglasses, £20 (was £25), www.debenhams.com

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Why not treat your fella to these awesome aviators that will never go out of style? The shades are category 3,  have polarised lens and come in a soft case. Plus, he will look gorgeous when you are chilling at the park. Win, win!

3.For Your Little One: John Lewis & Partners Boys’ Matte Sports Wrap Sunglasses In Navy, £7, www.johnlewis.co.uk

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Your lad will love these sporty sunglasses so much he will want to wear them all the time. Being 100% category 3 UV protection means you can rest assured that he has fully protective eyewear. Now you just need to worry about the hat, sunscreen and face masks! Argh!

4. For The Teenager: Hype Hypepilot Sunglasses Blue, £14.99 (Was £34.99), www.mandmdirect.com

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These sunnies will look awesome at any festival, park outing with friends or trip to the beach. Category 3 sun protection and 100% UV400 protection, the sunnies are certain to be a hit. Available in blue, black, white and gunmetal.

Favourite Beauty Products Of The Week

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Here is a list of this week’s favourite beauty products. These gorgeous products have my total seal of approval (and they are currently on offer, too)!

1.Prai Ageless Throat & Décolletage Crème Rainbow, £25, 50 ml (Was £31),www.qvc.com

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I absolutely adore this brand and at the moment it’s up for grabs at a discounted price with QVC. We are all guilty of slathering on the face cream then ignoring our necks. Why? It’s time to stop because, people, the neck ages 20 times faster than the face. Argh.

This is where PRAI really comes to our aid. Studies have shown it to dramatically improve the skin’s elasticity and firmness. This cream really targets fine lines, wrinkles and sagging around the neck area. The hero product has a huge fan base for good reason; it works. Including the signature Sepilift ™ technology, along with hyaluronic acid, squalene, vitamins, and of course PRAI extract – the little jar of heaven is proven to visibly reduce signs of aging.

2.Hada Labo Tokyo Super Hydrating Lotion, £11.59 (Was £17.45), www.superdrug.com

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J-beauty fans rejoice for the cult brand Hada Labo has just been launched at Superdrug! #Dreams come true.

This awesome watery-like lotion goes straight to work on your skin. Combining 3 different types of hyaluronic acid (which includes an actual ‘Super Hyaluronic Acid,’ this formula will ensure optimal hydrating and plumping effects. Kiss goodbye to dry and flaky skin and hello to a new radiance. Bullet trains have nothing on the speed in which this lotion works! Love, love, love.

3. The Hero Project Glow Drops Facial Oil + Vitamin C, £19 (30ml) Was £24, www.lookfantastic.com

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I ran out of this a few weeks ago (along with a few other essentials) but this was third on my buy-or-die list. I seriously cannot be without it.

Should you wish for radiant luminosity (DUH!) then try this facial oil. It will not disappoint. Containing over 98% naturally sourced ingredients, this formula delivers exceptional nourishment straight into your skin. The included botanical essential oils and antioxidant-rich vitamin C transforms dry and weathered skin into a picture of health and beauty. I adore how quickly the oil absorbs into my skin. I feel nourished and pampered. This is basically a little mini spa in a bottle.

4.Ultrasun Anti-Pollution Face Fluid 50+, £28 (50ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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When it comes to using an SPF there should be no skimping on quality. Ultrasun is one of my most-cherished beauty products. In fact, I consider it essential.

This one is great If you are worried about pollution. Combining components such as Glycofilm Pollustop, works a treat in thwarting all kinds of damage and pollution. Providing outstanding broad-spectrum protection, and holding off future signs of aging, this SPF is a game-changer. Furthermore, it takes no time at all to absorb and avoids that nasty sticky finish. It’s one of the few sunscreens that allow you to apply your makeup without fear of it sliding off! Thank God.

Have you tried any of these and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message below. Have a fantastic Wednesday all. x

The 4 Best Self-Tan Products of 2020

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Just because we are on lockdown doesn’t mean we have to forfeit our tan. Check out 4 of the best self-tan formulas, guaranteed to achieve a flawless Insta-worthy tan, and bring you endless smiles (or at least until you re-apply).

1. For A Luminous Self-Tan Choose: Tan-Luxe Wonder Oil Illuminating Self-Tan Oil, £45 (100ml) www.selfridges.com

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Whether like me, you prefer a light and natural sun-kissed luminosity or prefer a full-on holiday tan, this incredible formula by Tan-Luxe will blow your mind.  Available in both light-medium and medium-dark, the vegan-friendly tanner is superior in every way. Due to the applicator ball that glides over the skin, it achieves awesome results every time.  This self-tan will ensure your body shimmers nothing but utter glowing radiance. Love, love, love.

2.For A Golden Glow: Fake Bake Flawless Self-Tan, £20, www.fakebake.co.uk

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Should you be after a gorgeous golden glow, this self-tan provides a flawless and non-streaky finish. Better yet, there’s no nasty fake tan odour with this formula – just a heavenly coconut scent. Included are gloves and tanning mitt so there can be no excuse for finding streaks. Development time is 4-6 hours – so make sure you plan ahead for, erm, your daily exercise!

3.For A Medium Glow: Coco And Eve Sunny Honey Bali Bronzing Foam Medium, £30, www.harveynichols.com

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Want to look like you have just returned from a paradise vacay in Bali, even though everyone knows it’s just not possible? Apply this outstanding self-tan and you will sure to have people scratching their heads in bewilderment. Yes, people, it’s that good! Loaded with amino-acids and botanicals, whilst providing their incredible Cellushape technology (to blur dimpled skin and pigmentation); this formula is a true game-changer.

4.For Natural Olive: Amanda Harrington Natural Olive Illuminating Bronze Mousse, £36 (150ml), www.harveynichols.com

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This literally is a cult hero product. The innovative formula means you can expect light-reflecting illuminators and brimming with skin-loving ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and aloe vera. If you have a slightly darker skin tone, then this olive self-tan will be an absolute hit.

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below and happy tanning! xx

Totally Affordable And Must-Have Skincare Products I’m Loving This Week

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Today I am sharing with you some of the best affordable skincare products I’ve tried this week. Being on lockdown allows for that extra time to consider the benefits or flaws in a product. After intensive review, the following must-have skincare items have my gold standard seal of approval:

1.Paula’s Choice Defense Essential Glow Moisturiser SPF30, £10 (30ml), www.paulaschoice.co.uk

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Should you be new to Paula’s Choice, I will let you in on a little secret – this brand kicks serious ass. Providing superior skincare results with pretty much every product I’ve reviewed; this moisturiser works wonders for my complexion. My skin type is dry, and I find it instantly soaks into the skin, working its magic in Nanoseconds and keeping me feeling sheer delight for the entirety of the day.

Including mineral sun protection and an array of antioxidants to thwart free radicals from environmental factors and blue light, this cream literally has you covered. Such components as argan, liquorice root extract and kiwi, mean you can kiss goodbye to aging and dull skin. Expect instead, an even complexion of radiant luminosity (hooray). At £10, this is the perfect way to see for yourself just how good it really is! (Suitable for all skin types).

2.MD3 Firm 3Neuropeptide Serum With EGF, £14.99 (Was £59.99), www.amazon.co.uk

 

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Check out the unbelievably massive price drop on this awesome serum! The world may be going to shit, but we can bag an outstanding skincare product with the money we would have spent at Costa’s on our daily commute! See, every cloud and all that? EGF is a remarkable ingredient that usually costs a fortune to get your hands on.

For those who aren’t aware, EGF stands for epidermal growth factor and its basically a protein that heals skin. It does this by sending signals, conditioning your skin cells to behave like the youthful ones we all favour). Now, if only I could get a product that train my brain to act more mature. I do love Bioeffect EGF Serum, but it is over £100 and this one is equally as good and on offer. Duh!

3.Yardley of London English Rose Nourishing Hand Cream, £3.46 (100ml), www.amazon.co.uk

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Because everyone needs this in their lives right now! What better choice than the creamy feel of this nurturing hand cream? Roses have to be my most cherished flower (for candles, perfumes and skincare), so for me – having to apply this a zillion times a day is a win-win! Combining 95% natural ingredients, being paraben-free and boasting the skin-loving ingredients (essential fatty acids and vitamin E), whilst costing next to nothing – this hand cream is too good to miss.

4.Olay Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream with Niacinamide, £12.45, www.amazon.co.uk

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You don’t need to spend crazy amounts of cash to ensure you stay looking beautiful (cue the universal sigh of relief). When stuck in a domino effect of sleepless nights, you need that extra help to keep you (at least appearing) like you’re not the walking dead. Behold the household brand, Olay. A classic that never fails to deliver fantastic results – this formula contains the key ingredients to reduce bags, puffiness, lines and wrinkles. Phewsie!

Have you tried any of these and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. Stay safe, stay in, and keep smiling.xx

The Best Ways To Diminish And Prevent Crepey Skin

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Recently, I have been asked a lot about crepey skin treatments that will actually work.  Age gives us so many gifts: experience, memories and wisdom. Oh yes, it also provides a generous supply of stiff joints, wrinkles and – wait – crepey skin, too! Hang on, what exactly is this age-related extra and how the HELL can we get rid of it?

Read on to discover the truth about this unwanted condition and how to best treat it.

What Is Crepey Skin?

It sounds like it belongs to a Halloween special and for good reason – it’s the stuff of nightmares. Crepey skin is basically sagging, wrinkled skin that affects the larger areas on your body. Imagine a really large wrinkle. Targeting thinner points on the skin, you may find them on the inner arms (around elbows and under the eyes). However, if you are really lucky, they can reach other places, too. In short, it’s a total let-down by your body.

What Causes This?

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The number one cause other than aging (as is usually the case) tends to be sun damage. However, dehydrated skin and losing weight can contribute to the issue.

How Can We Prevent Crepey Skin?

1.SPF

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I’ve said it before and I will say it again – a good SPF is the vital tool in our anti-aging mission.  Always choose an SPF in addition to your moisturiser and foundation (even when they include an SPF). I love NeoStrata’s Sheer Physical Protection SPF 50, £29.99, www.facethefuture.co.uk

2. Hyaluronic Acid

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A key component to keeping hydration at optimal levels and locking in moisture. Hyaluronic acid will help in this quest. A great and affordable product is The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, £7.87 (30ml), www.amazon.co.uk

This amazing product contains ultra-pure, vegan hyaluronic acid!

3.Body/Facial Oils

Maringa oil is incredible for evening out skin texture, repairing and preventing tissue damage. The result is fewer wrinkles and thwarting the dreaded crepe paper look.

4. Moisturiser

When it comes to slowing down the aging process, moisturiser is one product not to forget. Apply in the morning and at night to keep pesky crepey skin at bay.

How To Get Rid Of Crepey Skin

The most effective treatments include:

Retinol

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This ingredient will improve the appearance of skin texture and should be used regularly to achieve and maintain results. Do remember skin can be sensitive to retinoids and it can also further dry the skin, so always lather on the moisturiser and oils. I love Esthederm’s Intensive Retinol Serum, £49, www.facethefuture.co.uk

Face and Body: Laser

Visit your skincare clinic for laser treatment. A skin resurfacing laser will treat the areas of concern, triggering the formation of collagen production and diminishing the appearance of crepey skin. This can work out a tad pricey, but if you really want it gone this may be worth considering.

For The Neck: Cryolipolysis CoolSculpting (For Where There Has Been Excess Weight)

A tightening procedure generally administered to the neck or body where there are localised areas of fat. It targets and destroys the fat achieving good results.

Fillers

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Providing an instant plumping effect and stimulation new collagen production, the treatment may be costly, but will definitely do the trick (for a while). I feel that Sculptra is a good choice for such skin concerns.

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below.xx

Want True Anti-Aging Products? Here’s What You Need To Look For

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Of course, we want anti-aging products that actually deliver! Christ, anything that means the Botox clinic can wait a while longer is worth a shot, right? The amount of anti-aging products around is enough to send the most well-informed peoples’ heads in a spin.

Well, lovely people, here are the key, proven ingredients and some amazing brands that provide optimal results.

1.B3 (Niacinamide) Try: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, £5, www.boots.com
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Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) is all-important when it comes to maintaining that much sought-after youthful complexion – and yet it is regularly over-looked. Fantastic for locking in moisture and strengthening the skin’s barrier, the water-soluble vitamin even helps to diminish inflammation and thus, any redness too. Studies have shown this component to aid in smoothing out fine lines and significantly repair the skin. Additionally, niacinamide is a great warrior against the dreaded acne attack. I love The Ordinary’s Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%.

2.Astaxanthin. Try: DHC Astaxanthin Collagen All-in-One Gel, $49, www.dhcare.com
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Seriously, is there nothing this antioxidant can’t do? Think of the crazy-good component as your secret weapon against environmental and UV damage. Sourced from freshwater algae, it is 6,000 times more effective than vitamin C. Japanese skincare brand, DHC’s Astaxanthin Collagen All-In-One Gel, $49 (www.dhcare.com) offers immediate absorption and is combined with collagen, vitamin E and sodium hyaluronate to further firm, smooth and nourish.

3.Vitamin C. Try: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, £114.95, www.facthefuture.com
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Whilst astaxanthin has well and truly proven it can beat vitamin C in a Pepsi challenge when it comes to fighting a UV onslaught, it is still kind of vital if you want your collagen levels to be top notch. It is also great friends with vitamin E, greatly supporting its efficacy in fighting free radical damage. A great vitamin C serum is SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic.

4.Retinol (Of Course) Try: Esthederm’s Intensive Retinol Serum, £49, www.facethefuture.co.uk
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Widely considered as everyone beauty obsessives’ Mecca, this is the go-to anti-aging component for most. Extensive studies prove its supreme worth in combatting the globally hated skin consequences that come with stocking up the years. Age, we hate you, but you will not defeat us!

When you use retinol, you can expect improved collagen production, prevent pigmentation, smooth the skin and minimize the appearance of pores. But (and it’s a big BUT), care should be taken as the ingredient does increase sun sensitivity. Therefore, it is better to apply at night and remember your SPF during the day. This is a product that has to be used consistently. Newbies to retinol should build up dosage gradually as reactions can occur. I am totally obsessed with Esthederm’s Retinol.

4.AHAs/BHAs And Peptides. Try: Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging 10% AHA Exfoliant, £29.75, www.paulaschoice.co.uk
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Using an exfoliator is so important when it comes to cell renewal and staving off the aging process. AHA and BHAs means dead skin cells are removed, taking along with it, that unwanted dry and dull complexion. Silky softness? I think so!

We need to be fully armed when going up against the mighty age factor. This means skin-repairing and rejuvenating peptides (from amino acids) are a must. Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging 10% AHA Exfoliant, £29.75 (www.paulaschoice.co.uk) combines 4 AHAs, BHA (salicylic acid) together with an array of antioxidants and peptides that provide the ultimate result.

5.SPF

Scientifically proven to offer huge anti-aging abilities, SPFs are ESSENTIAL in maintaining that youthful complexion by fully protecting your skin. Look for an SPF that provides UVA and UVB protection and at least SPF30. Remember that you should apply this every day, no matter what the weather.

6.Vitamin E. Try Superdrug’s Vitamin E, £3.49, www.superdrug.com
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Last but not least is vitamin E. The antioxidant is well-known for its protective and reparative properties. Recognised for its ability to fight free radical damage, healing the skin and reducing inflammation, this little gem works a treat. I adore Superdrug’s Vitamin E Radiance, £3.49, www.superdrug.com

 

 

Discover The Best Camouflage Makeup Around: Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Maximum Cover

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I was recently given Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup for Face and Body to try. This concealer makeup provides the ultimate coverage. Literally transforming the look of my skin, it allows me to wear pretty much whatever summer clothes I choose without feeling self-conscious at all (well, to a point anyway). Discover why Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Maximum Cover is the best camouflage makeup around.

Estee Lauder Double Wear Maximum Cover Camouflage Makeup for Face and Body SPF15, £33.50 (30ml), www.esteelauder.com

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Okay, here’s the deal: should you have acne scars, age spots, blemishes, bruises, pigmentation, sun spots, varicose veins, or basically any imperfection (let’ face it, who the HELL doesn’t?) that you wish to conceal, this is a must-have product. Gone are the days where you opt for tights or trousers and a day that is too el scorchio for words, for fear of displaying those imperfections. Thank you, Estee Lauder – you are a true hero brand!

For Body:

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This liquid formula works incredibly well on the body. Making fast work of hiding away all imperfections, the product can even be used post-surgery. It offers a natural-looking matte finish that is both water-proof and will last all day without the worry of streaking. One point I should make is DO NOT apply this without a blender / blending brush. For this I chose my fave blending tool ever – Iconic London’s Blender. Do not make the mistake of thinking it will be fine without one – a blending tool is vital!

For Face:

estee lauder double wear maximum cover
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Available in 14 different shades, this makeup is a true colour matching gem. I opted for the shade, Dawn. The liquid cover blends in seamlessly and achieves flawless results you will love. My skin is quite dry, and I have enlarged pores. Should anyone else suffer a similar fate, my advice is to thoroughly moisturise with a hydrating formula pre-application, also adding a primer. Additionally, you should be applying the product to your face with your blender too. Failure to follow those steps will result in a shabby-looking finish that looks worse (i.e cakey or exaggerated pores) rather than better. Also, you may not notice this until you step outside (and happen to have a pocket mirror with you)!

Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Maximum Cover contains aloe leaf to nourish and sooth, soybean oil (to neutralise free radicals) and vitamin E to further protect.

In summary, Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Maximum Cover is awesome!

Has anyone else tried this amazing product and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. Have a great week people!

Check Out The Best Sun Protection Of 2019

Hey Lovelies!

Following my recent article on very good reasons for wearing sunscreen every day (here), I am now sharing with you the actual best SPF’s of 2019. I have reviewed many, and the following make the list for being way up there above the rest. Read on:

1.Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer Daily Defence SPF 30, £29, www.cultbeauty.com

drunk elephant sun screen
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One of the key cruelty-free beauty brands that is on everyone’s lips of late, is Drunk Elephant. The products you find here do not contain alcohol, animal fats, silicones, chemical screens or fragrances. Offering superior UVA/UVB protection and brimming with antioxidants, it achieves even more shielded support against environmental damage. Very lightweight and quickly absorbed, this is a sun cream I love to use every day.

2.100% Pure Everywhere Sun Stick SPF30, £18, www.revolve.com

100% pure sunscreen stick
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Safe, kind and suitable for all skin types, this excellent sun shield stick is ideal for all the family. It provides UVA/UVB protection and comes in a travel friendly stick, making it perfect the perfect product to pop in your travel bag. This awesome formula is non-comedogenic, cruelty and fragrance-free. If you are looking for a fab organic sun shield that is suitable for everyone, look no further than this little gem.

3.Obagi Medical Sun Shield Matte Broad Protection SPF50, £35.75, www.theskinstore.com

Obagi sunscreen spf50
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OMG, if you are yet to try a new product, this is the one to go for. Obagi (loved by top dermatologists and skincare experts) really deliver effective results. Obagi provide targeted treatment for pretty much every skin concern; their sun cream is about as good as it gets. The Seal of Recommendation is given by the Skin Cancer Foundation as it offers successful sun protection whilst helping to prohibit sun damage. This gorgeous formula achieves a delicate matte finish and is PABA and fragrance-free.

Have you tried any of these sun shields and which one is your fave? Leave me a message in the comments below and have a stellar weekend people. Sending you smiles x

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