These Amazing Sheet Masks Cost Less Than A Coffee!

Hey, Lovelies!

Ah, don’t you just hate that the world of luxury beauty pampering comes at a cost? Worry no more, my friends. Sheet masks, known and beloved by us all, can transform your skin and make you feel utterly amazing (and spoilt). Read on to discover some truly magical masks that cost less than a coffee! Perfect for reviving your skin after a day of the dreaded ‘obligatory’ face mask.

1.For Anti-Aging: Malie Snail Sheet Mask,  87p (£13.99 Pack of 16), www.amazon.co.uk

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Acclaimed for its retinol-like ability to rejuvenate and resurface the skin, it is no wonder the K-beauty snail trend keeps climbing. Snail filtrate is loaded with all kinds of key nutrients that mature skin types crave. Ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and peptides ensure your complexion is nothing short of outstanding (even if it is temporary).

Dry and maturing skin types need as much moisture as possible and this mask certainly provides. After using this mask which takes 25 minutes, my complexion looked and felt plumper, rejuvenated and thoroughly pampered.

2.For Clear And Protected Skin: Red Ginseng Sheet Mask, 87p (£13.99 Pack of 16), www.amazon.co.uk

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Considered as Korea’s ultimate medicine, the benefits of red ginseng also extend to providing care topically. The antioxidant-rich ingredient supports many skin concerns. Some of these include ensuring optimal skin cell health, maintaining elasticity and protection. Think of it as a brief pause button on the great clock of life. Perfect for guaranteeing your complexion keeps in first-class condition. Love, love, love!

3.For Acne/Damage/Inflammation: Malie Green Tea Sheet Mask, 87p (13.99 Pack of 16), www.amazon.co.uk

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Okay, for those of you who (like me) suffer from inflamed skin and redness, the green tea mask will be your saviour. (Also true for people with acne and blemishes). Green tea is a true healer. Packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, it is a real game-changer and can even help to heal minor wounds! I absolutely love this mask. Often acne and blemish treatments can dry out the skin – but this one is unbelievably moisturising. Seriously, I can’t fault it. An ideal quick-fix solution for when your skin is red, sore or suffering at all.

Have you tried any of these Malie Masks and which is your favourite? Leave me a message in the comments below and have a stellar Sunday people xx

5 Amazing Beauty Products To Carry You Through Lockdown With A Smile

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Feeling a little frazzled from the lockdown? This weekend, give yourself some TLC with these amazing beauty products, guaranteed to carry you through lockdown with a smile. Rest assured that by Sunday, your mind and body will look and feel totally rejuvenated and able to cope. with anything. Take that, Corona. #Beautifullychill! Read on:

1.Bentonite Clay Mask, £12.98 (2kg), www.amazon.co.uk

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Formed from volcanic ash, this clay is an incredible skin saviour.  used for thousands of years, this component still retains is credibility for outstanding beauty benefits today. Brimming with nutrients and having the ability to absorb excess oils and bacteria, the ingredient is fantastic for creating a healing DIY mask or adding to your bath to infuse your body with utter nourishment and TLC. Also, this bag will outlast the pandemic (hopefully).

Should you suffer from breakouts, create a mask by mixing a tablespoon of bentonite clay with a few drops of tea tree oil.

If the lockdown heating system has caused dryness or redness, simply mix a tablespoon of clay with a tablespoon of honey and drop of water – and hello radiance!

2.The Ordinary 5% Granactive Retinoid and Squalene, £11.90 (30ml), www.cultbeauty.co.uk

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For those of you who are well acquainted with retinol, this may seem like a step back. However, if you are a retinol newbie, have a bad reaction to retinol, or suffer from acne, this product may be a must-have. The Ordinary’s fabulous Granactive Retinold 5% with Squalene serum combats acne, will help to even out skin tone, whilst simultaneously hydrating and nourishing your complexion. What’s more, it is totally affordable. Take note as with all retinol or retinoid products, results are NOT immediate. You need to use this consistently and check in with your skin after a couple of months before you see good improvements.

3.SkinCeuticals 1% Retinol Cream, £74.55 (30ml), amazon.co.uk

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Should your skin be accustomed to retinol and of late, it just doesn’t seem to cut the mustard, you may need to up your game. Yes, SkinCeuticals is pricey, but it is SO worth it. Like Obagi, SKinCeuticals offer outstanding skincare results. Containing 1% pure retinol, this is the most potent non-prescription retinol you can get your hands on – and it is like gold dust! Fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, problematic pores will soon become nothing more than a bad dream.

Furthermore, there’s never been a better time to jump on the retinol train. As you may know, you can react to this ingredient and your complexion looks a tad worse before it begins to transform. So why not make the most out of the not going out situation and give it a go? As previously mentioned, don’t expect to slap on the product and wake up to a complexion of your dreams. You need to be in this for the long haul – but believe me, you will glad you did!

4.The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, £5.99, www.cultbeauty.co.uk

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Everyone’s skin benefits from moisture, and hyaluronic acid is that golden ingredient waiting to give your skin that much-needed moisture boost. This ingredient is awesome for all skin types currently suffering from dry lockdown skin. Additionally, each year we age, the need for extra moisture grows that little bit more. I love The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid for several reasons:

It combines 3 strengths of hyaluronic acid to achieve optimal absorption and efficacy.

It Contains B5 to offer extra skin nourishing and smoothing results

At £5.90, it is totally affordable and provides incredible results.

5.CeraVe Moisturising Cream, £13 (30ml), lookfantastic.com

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Another can’t live without product is this Moisturising Cream by CeraVe. Including 3 key ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and niacinamide, this amazing product is my go-to night-time moisturiser. Literally, it combines everything my skin needs to help it achieve optimal restoration whilst I sleep.

I begin with some retinol and then apply this and sleep, knowing my skin is receiving the best care during slumber time. As with The Ordinary, I can’t rate CeraVe highly enough. Not only does it tick all the right skincare boxes, but it is also so cheap – just £13 for 30ml! Life may be a lockdown, but right now, life is good. Now, I just need to find a new hair dye…

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

The Best Toners For Every Skin Concern

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You may wonder if we really need toner in our skincare routine. The answer is a firm yes. First and foremost, those with acne prone or oily skin should always reach for the toner. It will significantly aid in removing excess sebum and unclog pores. However, everyone can benefit from the right toner for their skin type. It helps to diminish enlarged pores (a plus for just about everyone); restore pH balance; can prevent ingrown hairs, and some offer a layer of protection too. Here are the best toners for every skin concern.

Some products in this article include affiliate links, meaning I may make commission on purchases made.

1.For The Best Anti-Aging Toner Choose: Obagi Nu-Derm Toner, £39.53 (200ml), www.skinstation.co.uk

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Obagi is probably the best skincare brand on the market. Offering massive anti-aging benefits that actually deliver impressive results, it’s no wonder this toner continues on its sell-out path. Additionally, the formula includes natural extracts such as aloe, calendula, sage and witch hazel to provide anti-inflammatory, plumping and protective qualities. Some key benefits include:

Targets dark spots.

Non-drying (unlike most toners).

Restores pH balance.

Tighten skin appearance, reducing look of pore size.

Preps the skin for deep delivery of skincare ingredients.

Provides optimal toning capabilities for clear and rejuvenated skin.

This was the first Obagi product I tried, and I have been hooked ever since!

2.For Pore-Trouble Try: Perricone MD Intensive Pore Minimizing Toner, £35, www.perriconemd.co.uk

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Unless you are one of the very few in the world who are incredibly lucky (probably the same people who win the lottery), then pore size will be somewhere at the top of your skin hate list. The No-Rinse Intensive Pore Minimizing Toner combines DMAE, salicylic acid and a copper complex of which work in unison to gently exfoliate, remove excess sebum and reduce visibility of pores. Furthermore, DMAE has been shown to improve the quality of skin and achieve anti-aging benefits.

This is an incredible toner and one that remains on my firm fave list. Clinical studies show that 75% experienced an improvement in skin texture and pore size! I regularly use this toner and highly recommend anyone else suffering from a similar pore-plight to give it a whirl.

3.For A Vegan Formula That Offers Hydration Choose: Pure Rosewater by Poppy Austin, £15.49 (120ml), www.amazon.co.uk

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I absolutely love this vegan-friendly toner! The benefits of rosewater are often overlooked – and boy, they shouldn’t be. Including 100% pure unrefined Moroccan rosewater is brimming with antioxidants and works on so many levels.

Such Benefits Include:

A healthy radiant glow.

Calm inflammation.

Restore pH balance.

Unblock and refine pore size.

This is one outstanding and very affordable toner.

Have you tried any of these toners and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below and have an awesome Wednesday xx

This Is Why The Beauty Ingredient, Azelaic Acid Should Be Your New BF

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Azelaic acid will be known to avid beauty fanatics. Due to its remarkable results, the relatively new skincare ingredient is fast becoming a global sensation. Discover just what this amazing beauty component can do and why it should be your new BF! Furthermore, should you be looking for that perfect beauty gift, all of these are currently on offer. Hooray for Christmas!

What Is Azelaic Acid?

Dicarboxylic acid (otherwise known as azelaic acid) works like a gentle leave-on exfoliant. Sourced mainly from barley, it does not exfoliate as effectively as AHAs/BHAs or salicylic acid and can be used in conjunction with these. Although it works as a mild exfoliator, its key powers lie in successfully treating varying skin concerns such as: blackheads, enlarged pores, redness, scarring, uneven and aging skin.

Suitable for all skin types, this wonder ingredient is proven to produce remarkable results.

Key Benefits:

Prohibits Breakouts

Slows Down Signs of Aging

Diminishes Signs of Discoloration and Redness

Refines The skin

Unclogs Pores, Aids in The Reduction of Enlarged Pores

Smooths Skin’s Surface

Best Products To Buy:

For Aging Skin and Enlarged Pores Try: Paula’s Choice 10& Azelaic Booster, £29.60 (was £37), www.paulaschoice.co.uk

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Including adenosine to rejuvenate the skin and slow aging, as well as 0.05% salicylic acid that works into pores and helping to reduce their appearance, makes this an awesome product to use. Furthermore, the formula includes plant extracts to aid in brightening and smoothing skin surface. YAASS!

 For Breakouts Try: Jan Marini Bioclear Lotion, £44.39 (Was £55), www.facethefuture.co.uk

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This product is incredible in the treatment of adult acne, acne scarring, blemishes, discoloration, sun damage and even wrinkles! The awesome formula combines azelaic acid, glycolic acid and salicylic acid. These work in unison to ensure skin is clear, hydrated and resurfaced. The outcome is a complexion of sheer radiance.

For Skin Brightening, Discoloration, Refining Try: The Ordinary Azelaic Acid 10% Suspension, £4.24, 30ml (was £5.50), www.theordinary.com

The Ordinary Azelaic acid 10% suspension
The Ordinary

This ingredient is a literal multitasker! Should you want brighter, clearer and more even skin, of which looks incredibly refined and smooth, check this out. You won’t be disappointed. This vegan formula is brimming with antioxidant benefits to supercharge your skin with some much-needed vitality (particularly during the winter months).

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

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