Life-Changing Skincare Products That Defy Winter (And Make You Smile)

There’s no doubt about it – winter wrecks the skin. Now, is the time we really need life-changing skincare products that defy the effects of UK weather. Maybe my face isn’t so bad that people mistake it for a Halloween mask.  But I can tell you, it hasn’t looked its best of late. In fact, just today my son likened my skin to that of an elderly person (worse day ever!).

Sadly, harsh elements outdoors, followed by similarly damaging elements indoors mean your skin doesn’t get a break. For me, (and probably many of you too) my complexion is mirroring a combo of cold weather effects, insomnia and a huge dollop of stress. It’s incredible how just a week of not bothering and too much Red Bull can make you look like total crap! But, thanks to my son’s wily observations and the following super-duper products, these life-changing skincare ingredients worked their magic. Now, my complexion is back to its beautiful and not old radiant self. Phew!

Should you be going through a similar scenario, these skincare products will quickly change the picture back to one with a smile!

1. Vitamin C Serum Fragrance-Free £43 (20ml), www.ecooking.com

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We need ingredients we know will work and this serum ticks every box. Combining the clinically proven anti-aging components such as vitamin C and hyaluronic acid, the vegan-friendly serum delivers transformative results. Fine lines and hyperpigmentation are greatly reduced, and your skin receives some next-level protection. And thanks to the inclusion of glycerine and sodium PCA that offer massive moisture-retaining abilities, the transformation is complete!

2.Avant Harmonising Rose Quartz Revitalising and Firming Cream, £59.25, 50ml (Was £79), www.avant-skincare.com

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This time of year, we need a great mask that means business. Should unsightly pores be an issue (let’s face it, when aren’t they?) this mask will go a long way to resolving the problem. However, it must be used religiously. Whilst the mask isn’t a magic wand, it does offer significant (but temporary) benefits.

The super creamy mask comes as a luxurious, thick texture loaded with those life-changing and weather-defying skincare ingredients. These include vitamin E, hyaluronic acid and rose. The rose provides a gentle (much-needed right now), yet effective exfoliation. The hyaluronic acid works on those lines, wrinkles and moisture absorption. Lastly, vitamin E supports the skin with super-power healing and protective abilities. Love, love, love!

3.Omorovicza Silver Skin Saviour, £69 (50ml), www.omorovocza.co.uk

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Omorovicza continues to be one of my all-time fave brands. This is the go-to weekly mask for those with age, blemish, stress and weather-related skin concerns. Silver is well-known for its immense antibacterial and healing qualities. Silver and niacinamide work in unison, overcoming all of the above annoyances with ease.

Niacinamide has been shown to be a great ingredient for tackling aging, breakouts, hydration, hyperpigmentation, whilst improving skin texture. The hero component (vitaminB3) even aids in the protection against free radical damage.

Also added to the specifically formulated mask are glycolic and salicylic acids. Together, they make light work of eradicating blemishes, returning your complexion to one of health and radiance.

The mask feels thick yet somehow velvety with a strong scent. Apply and leave on for about 10 minutes and then wash away. This treatment should only be used once per week. Those with sensitive skin should apply for 5 minutes. Increase the time accordingly if all goes well. The multi-tasking skin treatment is a true game-changer.

For more amazing products that deliver great results read, “5 Amazing Beauty Products To Carry you Through Lockdown.”

It’s all about the smiles!

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

Unveil Your Beautiful Complexion With Time Bomb’s Peel And Reveal

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Tired of seeing fine lines, pigmentation, pores and unevenness devour your beautiful complexion? Don’t sweat it guys. Time Bomb’s Peel and Reveal just may be the solution for all of your skincare woes. I had the privilege of trying Time Bomb’s awesome peel a few years ago. No exaggeration – the results were amazing. My skin felt firmer and looked healthier and more radiant than it had in a long time.

Since then, I have tried hundreds of different products. Then, the other day I was reintroduced to this amazing kit and recalled the exceptional benefits it actually delivers. There’s no fuss, no mess – simply incredible proven ingredients that really do the trick. Should you want to fast track your complexion to one of ultimate health and radiance, why not give this set a go? You will not be disappointed. Time Bomb’s Peel and Reveal is priced at £49.50 and is available at www.amazon.co.uk

What Does Time Bomb’s Peel and Reveal Do for You?

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You Can Expect from Time Bomb:

Your skin to appear firmer and tighter

Pore size looks reduced

Hyperpigmentation is reduced and greatly thwarted from the future onslaught

Even skin tone and smoother complexion

Fine lines appear reduced

Newfound luminosity

How Exactly Does Time Bomb Rejuvenate the Skin?

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This innovative at-home system provides chemical peel and mechanical dermabrasion. This is optimal skin resurfacing without the hassle.

Featuring a Blend of:

Glycolic Acid:

This outstanding form of AHA is sourced from sugar cane and for exfoliation purposes, it works like a dream. Due to its molecular structure, it can reach deeper into the layers of skin, gently, yet effectively ridding us of dead skin cells. Next, it turns its attention to your collagen production. Think of it as an unrelenting supervisor, determined to reach optimum production efficiency; exceeding targets is glycolic’s ultimate goal.

Lactic Acid:

Another type of AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) is lactic acid. This exfoliator is milder than its glycolic counterpart, but works on most skin types and comes with the benefits of moisturising properties. Derived from milk and fruit sugars, the component aids in refining and smoothing the skin.

Citric Acid:

Citric acid is an AHA that has been used since the time of Cleopatra. It is SO good, it hasn’t lost any of its credibility today. Sourced from grapes and such-like, this ingredient is included to ensure delivery of potent antioxidant powers into the skin. Well-known for its incredible anti-aging properties, the natural component offers unwavering value. Rejuvenation made easy! Picture skin repair, protection and the ultimate warrior in the fight against age!

Malic Acid:

Derived from apples, this gentle exfoliant also brings some pretty good perks to the table. Should you suffer from dry skin this will be the AHA to go for. Super hydrating, as well as providing impressive anti-aging and protective qualities.

How to Use Time Bomb’s Peel and Reveal

1.Peel AHA Serum

In its mission to dissolve the bonds locking that pesky top layer of dead/dry skin cells, this chemical exfoliation leaves no stone unturned. The spectacular serum combines all the necessary AHAs that work in unison to remove unwanted skin cells which are blocking your beautiful complexion’s luminosity. Simply apply to a clean face at bedtime, then go to sleep in the knowledge you will awaken to a complexion transformation!

2. Reveal Dermabrasion Cream

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What awaits you in the morning is exceptional benefits provided from the professional-grade microdermabrasion polish. Included are alumina oxide fine-edged micro crystals that quickly exfoliate away any remaining dead skin cells. Loosened throughout the night, any debris is swiftly dealt with, unveiling your radiant and youthful complexion.

Who Can Use This and How Often Should it Be Applied?

The once-weekly kit is suitable for all skin types. However, as with all peels, my advice is to go slowly. Try a little, and as long as you have no problems, you are good to go! Yay.

Have you tried this awesome kit and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below and have a fab Thursday. Stay safe. xx

 

 

A Beauty Editor’s Evening Skincare Routine (For Tackling Dryness)

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As a beauty editor, I have the honour of trying and testing pretty much every beauty product that flashes a green light within my product-obsessed radar. As such, I get to know what’s worth the bucks…and the beauty items to avoid. As autumn approaches, my complexion is looking slightly dry and dull. It’s time to switch up my evening skincare routine – and these are the items that deliver fast and effective results.

1. Cleansing Skincare: Dr Felix Bertram’s Viliv, Clean Off the Day, £33 (200ml), www.cosmania.ni

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On the first day the Lord said, “Let there be light,” and then the leading Swiss skincare expert, Dr Felix Bertram created this incredible cleanser. No seriously, it is that good. The vegan formula works well on every skin type, thoroughly yet gently cleansing away all impurities and ensuring the skin (and the world) is restored to one of harmonious balance. September has brought me the delights of a dry and dull complexion(yay). Fortunately, I was able to reach in my beauty arsenal and grab this little gem.

Combining the exact natural ingredients to guarantee a healthy and nourished luminosity, the cleanser achieves a calm and balanced complexion everyone would love.

2. Serum For Skincare: The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid +B5, £5.90, www.lookfantastic.com

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Tackling dryness, dullness or premature aging is quite simple – the key component needed is moisture. Thus, your skincare routine needs to include this proven ingredient, whilst consuming more water and less coffee! Apply a good hyaluronic acid serum in the evening before adding your overnight mask or rich moisturiser. Give it a week and then enjoy some much-appreciated compliments.

3. Tackle Dryness With DHC Astaxanthin All-in-One Gel, £51.92 (120ml), www.yesstyle.com

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If you haven’t yet heard of this wonder ingredient, listen up – because your skin will seriously love you for it! Studies have shown astaxanthin to greatly improve skin elasticity, whilst thwarting the dreaded signs of aging with impressive power. Sourced from green algae, it is 6000 times more potent than vitamin C, providing the ultimate in anti-aging and protective abilities. When combined with DHC’s included hyaluronic acid, the results are literally phenomenal. Expect any dryness, dehydration, dullness or general signs of aging to be replaced with a veil of ultra-hydrated radiance.

Have you tried any of these awesome products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. As always, stay safe guys xx

More Best Tips For Achieving At-Home Salon Treatments (Like A Pro)

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Continuing on from my previous article, ‘How To Achieve At-Home Beauty Salon Results,’ here are the next unmissable tips. Follow this guide, and your beauty goals will be acquired with ease, you will save yourself a fortune and feel like a total pro!

1. Exfoliating Body Scrub Try: Moroccan Rose Otto Sugar Body Polish, £36, www.renskincare.com

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We’ve looked at microdermabrasion for the face. Now it’s time to address the body. If (like me) you can’t get enough of roses, this is a must-have body scrub for you! Vegan-friendly, the gorgeous polish includes sugar particles, Moroccan Rose Otto oil and Paraguay tea extract. These ingredients team up to provide your skin in the best exfoliating, purifying and skin-smoothing results. Use this and you literally will come out smelling of roses!

2.Spa Treatment No. 2: Quartz Facial Roller, Vintage Cosmetics Rose Quartz Roller, £24.99, www.thevintagecosmeticcompany.com

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In a recent post, I mentioned just how invaluable a roller can be, particularly for reducing inflammation and stimulating blood flow. Pop this in the fridge until you need it, then apply and allow it to work its undeniable powers on your complexion. Since discovering the roller, it remains one of my most cherished beauty tools.

3. Pro Spa Treatment No.3: Eyebrow Tint, £12.99, www.lookfantastic.com

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Okay, so you may be a tad scared of going for the at-home eyebrow tint. You needn’t be. Products today make this job so fast and simple – even I can do it without hashing it up.

The best product I have used is Maybelline’s Tattoo Brow Long Lasting Tint, £12.99. This lasts for about 3 days – so it’s great if you are planning a little getaway. However, if you really don’t feel ready to take the plunge, you could buy an eyebrow tinting pen. They work quite well but don’t seem to last as long. Also, they aren’t too difficult to reverse any mistakes made. As for full-on microblading – I would skip the YouTube tutorials and wait until you can get in at the beauty salon.

4.Salon Tip No.4: Eyebrow Shaping: Tweezerman Neon Pink Stainless Steel Mini Slant Tweezers, £13, www.amazon.co.uk

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There are so many people out there (including moi) with missing sections of eyebrow where the brow was once overplucked and has downright refused to grow back. Quick question: why the HELL does this only happen in areas you don’t want it to? Everywhere else, it comes back with a new targeted vengeance and you need to add a laser to your arsenal to stand a chance in defeating the dreaded evil hair nemesis.

The trick is, using your index finger, place it either side of your nose vertically, then mark lightly where your eyebrow should begin. Next, make a pencil mark on the centre and outer arch to ensure you are keeping to the matching plan. Never pluck above the eyebrow. Using a hot flannel, soften the lid area you wish to pluck. Then take your Tweezerman and in good lighting, you may begin. Go slowly, alternating eyebrows so you don’t end up with two that appear different. Make sure you get any tapering ends, too. Once you have achieved the eyebrow shape you desire, get an ice cube and rub over the lids gently to soothe. If you have aloe vera gel, apply this too.

5. Best Salon Tip No.5: Overnight Hair Conditioning Mask: Kerastase Nutritive 8H Magic Night Serum, £30.60 (90ml) Was £36, www.lookfantastic.com

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It’s no secret just how awesome I think Kerastase is at offering hair transformative benefits. So, it will be no surprise I am recommending their 8H Magic Night Serum

Apply this at night before you sleep and within a few days you will be looking on at your reflection in slack-jawed amazement.

Have you tried any at-home beauty treatments and how did it go? Leave me a message in the comments below and have a stellar (yet safe) Sunday. xx

5 Best Beauty Finds Of The Week

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Another week of lockdown simply means another week of finding some of the best beauty products around. Beauty items that, had I been busier, may have slipped under the radar. Nah, probably not. However, I do have extra time for more intensive reviews (thus, extra me-time)! Here is my pick of the products that stand head and shoulders above the rest.

1. Best Candle Find: Simon & Tom Luxury Green Rose Scented Candle, £12.90, www.amazon.co.uk

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This has to be one of my all-time fave candles, ever! Vegan-friendly, no added nasties so you can actually relax and breathe in the scent without dread of inhaling toxins (big plus there, guys). The best bit is the divine scent of this heavenly soy candle. If you are like me and love roses, this will feel like your room is ablaze with sheer joy. Chill time awaits, people. You can never have too much me-time!

2.Best Roller Find: Vintage Cosmetic Co. Rose Quartz Facial Roller, £24.99, www.lookfantastic.com

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Over recent years I have reviewed quite a few things by The Vintage Cosmetic Company. From hair clips to rose-plated tweezer sets – this brand brings quirky and class into an awesome partnership. Beauty tools are fun, you feel like you have added luxury at little cost. (Always a good thing.) Their Rose Quartz Derma Roller (in case you are noticing a trend here – yes, I love all things rose-related) can take a Pepsi challenge any day of the week against top price branded rollers. Effective and affordable equals perfection. Especially during difficult economic times such as these, when there is yearning for some pampering amidst global worry about the cost.

Worry no more, just relax and spoil yourself a little.

3.Incredible Rimmel 60 Seconds Super Shine Nail Polish, £2.99, www.lookfantastic.com

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How cheap is this nail polish? Ordinarily, I veer towards higher-priced polishes as they seem to last longer and are generally more pigmented. This one has completely changed my perspective. Not only is it less than I paid for my latte with double expresso this morning, but it will also last a hell of a lot longer. No chipping, great hue, means a win-win. No, I don’t need to add a little acetone to the sorry looking remnants in my last bottle of red. Hooray!

This polish is available in 6 gorgeous summer shades.

4. Best Serum Discovery: Mesoestetic AOX Ferulic, £69.99 (Was £120 – £50 off Right Now), www.facethefuture.co.uk

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Pure vitamin C and E usually comes with a very high price tag. This is because they are 2 essential ingredients for tackling the irksome aging issue that faces us all. Thankfully we can postpone the nightmare with the help from best-selling serums such as these. Usually priced at a whopping £169, but it is currently on offer at £50 less. And it is so worth it. So, if you have run out of your vitamin C and E and want to invest, grab yourself an amazing bargain. The serum should last you at least for several months, and you won’t be wondering whether to replace it with another brand – the results will speak for themselves. Sunshine and happy days for your beautiful complexion. Yay.

5. Best Tanning Find: UTAN & Tone Coconut Tanning Mist, £18, www.utan.co.uk

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Looking for a natural-looking tan that glows with just the right luminosity? Look no further. This multi-award-winning tanning water is the stuff of dreams, I tell you. Vegan-friendly, so hydrating and infused with vitamins. Simply spray your face after applying your makeup in the morning. By lunchtime, you will be good to go. The reasons I love this are three-fold:

It’s so easy to use and achieves flawless results

It’s vegan

There’s no mess.

After testing and falling deeply in love with their bronzing spray, I didn’t think I could want another tanning mist more. Then I tried this and OMG. Love, love, love!

N.B: If your skin is dry, this is a product you will truly appreciate.

Have you tried any of these products and do you love them as much as I do? Leave me a message below.

Discover The Best Anti-Aging Eye Creams In The World!

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Eye Cream…a good eye cream that is, is one of those staple skincare products no one should overlook (pardon the pun). A great one can literally take years off. However, there are certain key ingredients that turn a good eye cream into one you never want to let go. Read on to discover the best anti-aging eye creams in the world.

1.Perricone Cold Plasma+ Advanced Eye £80, (15ml), www.perriconemd.co.uk

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Should you be on the lookout for an all-singing, all-dancing eye cream, check out this one by Perricone. Turning the science up to next-level amazement, this formula features a liquid crystal delivery system. This, in turn, ensures a deeper level and maximum absorption of the outstanding ingredients. This is why Perricone MD’s Cold Plasma + is an award-winner!

Included:

The highest standard of vitamin C Ester – to brighten, prevent discolouration and smooth /

Copper Tripeptide – Found in the best skincare formulas, this component repairs, protects and significantly rejuvenates the skin.

Omegas 3, 6 & 9 – Sourced from flax seeds and walnuts. These fatty acids firm and plump, achieving a healthy youthful radiance.

You can expect reduced dark circles and puffiness. You will enjoy a firmer and youthful appearance.

2.CeraVe Eye Repair Cream, £12 (14ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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I absolutely love CeraVe. It goes to show, you do not necessarily need to spend a whole lotta Wonga to get those gorgeous results. When searching for a good eye cream there are certain key ingredients that should be on your checklist. Components such as ceramides and hyaluronic acid are vital – and these are included in abundance. Better yet, CeraVe’s Eye Repair Cream also offers a marine and botanical complex.

These ingredients work as a team, tackling puffiness and turning dark circles and fine lines into yesterday’s news. Great, when you’ve had an all-nighter and need to look like you’ve slept!

3. Obagi ELASTiderm Eye Cream, £61.93, www.skinmedix.com

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Since discovering Obagi some time ago, it has remained on my most-cherished list. In fact, if I had to throw away all my beauty products (which is a lot) and keep only one – this would probably be my saviour. The formula boasts an innovative and highly effective bi-mineral complex, copper-zinc malonate. This will repair and enhances elasticity (often the first thing we notice the loss of). The outcome being fewer lines and wrinkles – hooray!

Featuring:

Bi-mineral complex: zinc and copper renew elasticity, aiding in collagen production.

Malonic acid: The Patent-pending formula helps to trigger skin cell production.

Blueberry extract: Loaded with antioxidants that thwart free radicals.

Penetrating Therapeutics: This game-changing Obagi technology ensures deep delivery of ingredients into the skin.

OMG!

4.Sunday Riley Autocorrect Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream, £62 (15ml), www.revolve.com

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If you have tried Sunday Riley products before you will know just how high performance the Sunday Riley products are.

Put on this little wonder cream and you will feel like you can take on the world.  Sunday Riley Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream guarantees a firm and lifted luminosity. Furthermore,  dark circles and puffiness appear reduced. Phew! Included are caffeine and Brazilian ginseng root extract which grapples and rids pesky eye bags.

What is more,  horse chestnut and acmella oleracea extracts combined offering outstanding smoothing abilities. Fine lines – you are losing the war.

Also included:

Lutein – jam-packed with antioxidants for ultimate radiance. 

Cocoa and Shea Butter – to provide a more plump complexion.

Watermelon Rind Extract and Sodium PCA – expect a dramatic surge of health and hydration. 

4 Of The Best Glycolic Acid Serums – And Why You Need Them In Your Life

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When it comes to aging and pigmentation, glycolic acid is a literal skin saviour. For exfoliating, tackling the dreaded pores and general skin concerns, these serums are the way forward. Here are some of the best that you need in your life right now:

1.Sunday Riley C.E.O. Rapid Flash Brightening Serum, £70 (30ml), www.cultbeauty.co.uk

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Are you in need of effective treatment for pesky fine lines, pigmentation and uneven skin tone? This outstanding product provides glycolic acid to exfoliate and deep delivery of the best ingredients. The outcome is radiant and smooth skin.  Furthermore, you will rejoice at your thoroughly rejuvenated complexion. This product is THAT GOOD!

2.Murad Active Radiance Serum, £80 (30ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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Yes, it’s a tad pricey – but my God, it is worth it. Combining glycolic acid and Resilient-C™ (a ground-breaking ingredient that is fifty times as powerful as vitamin C), you will love the optimal exfoliating, skin brightening and protective results this little gem of a serum will deliver. Within a week of using this product I was receiving compliments from pretty much everyone!

3.Alpha-H Liquid Gold, £33, www.lookfantastic.com

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This multitasking formula works on so many levels. Basically, an exfoliator, a toner, moisturiser and serum in one – is there nothing this product can’t do? Combining glycolic acid and natural liquorice, this overnight resurfacing treatment offers rejuvenating results so good – you may think your skin has been sprinkled with magical fairy dust in the night. Expect some seriously radiant luminosity.

4.Rodial Glycolic Deluxe Booster Drops, £75, www.rodial.co.uk

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Should you want a product that targets signs of aging and works to resurface the skin – this is one of the best that I’ve had the joy of reviewing.. Containing 10% Glycolic Complex this potent formula successfully treats aging concerns, revealing a more rejuvenated and smoother complexion that boasts beautiful luminosity by morning!

Have you tried any of these 4 incredible serums?  Leave me a message in the comments below and have a fantastic Sunday all. Xx

My Top Beauty Products Of All Time

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Being a beauty editor means I get to review pretty much every beauty product available. So without further ado, here are my top beauty products of all time.

1.Beuti Sleep Elixir, £47, www.beutiskincare.com

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If I was to be told I could only have one skincare product in the world (shudder in horror at the thought), I would have to choose this one. Bursting with a rainbow of beautifying and nurturing essential and natural ingredients, this facial oil literally transforms the skin. I look on mine as something truly magical, to be cherished until the end of time. Furthermore, it is fit for royalty, as apparently it is also a firm favourite in Kate Middleton’s skincare arsenal!

2.Living proof Perfect Hair Day 5-in-1 Styling Treatment, £24 (118ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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My hair has been battered by bleach and over styling – and I have to say the outcome isn’t pretty. However, a little dab of this little gem and my dry, frazzled strands appear significantly improved. Living Proof achieves healthy-looking locks with minimal effort required. I LOVE THIS!

3.Oskia Rennaisance Cleansing Gel, £35 (100ml), www.oskiaskincare.com

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The Illuminating Vitamin Melting Cleanser is every bit as good as it sounds. This incredible gel-to-oil cleanser combines vitamins A, C & E, as well as Omega-6, starflower oil, pumpkin enzymes, chamomile and rose. My skin is often dehydrated and dry, and since discovering this cleanser, my skin has never looked so balanced and naturally luminous.

Ideal for all skin types (from dry to oily), this fabulous vegan gel is particularly great for so many skin concerns. Whether the problem is acne, aging, blemishes, dullness or pigmentation – you will find this cleanser offers an all-singing, all-dancing result. YOU WILL LOVE THIS!

4.Paula’s Choice Azelaic Acid, £37, www.paulaschoice.co.uk

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This is a true hero of a multi-tasker. Combining powerful components such as azelaic acid, salicylic acid and plant extracts, it effectively targets brown spots, prohibits breakouts and brightens the skin. However, azelaic acid is a star component of which provides many more skin-loving benefits. Delivering potent antioxidant value, this ingredient works as a leave-on exfoliant and will even out skin tone, refining the surface of the skin with ease. Prepare to be amazed. Seriously.

5.Perricone MD No Concealer Concealer, £29, www.perriconemd.com

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When you’ve been partying all night and you need to get to the office looking refreshed and alert, this multi-tasker is key. Another fabulous product, this vitamin C-rich concealer instantly awakens, triggers collagen production and fades out dark spots. One of the great things about this concealer is that it can be used as a concealer, eye primer or it can even be applied alone. Hiding all manner of sins and evidence of the night before, this has to be my go-to saviour.

6.SkinCeuticals CE Ferulic, £135, www.skinceuticals.com

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Yes, it is pricey – but boy is it worth it. SkinCeuticals remain one of my all-time favourite brands. The reason being, they deliver optimal transformative skincare results. Working tirelessly to thwart free radical damage, this serum provides incredible antioxidant protection, whilst simultaneously rejuvenating the skin, by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. When I use this serum, my skin feels and looks healthier and firmer. A cult product.

5 Amazing Products That Significantly Diminish Dark Under-Eye Circles

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My recent article reveals key skincare ingredients that significantly diminish dark under-eye circles (read here). Although the issue cannot completely disappear, certain products will certainly help the matter. The following amazing products will provide a noticeable improvement to this common skin concern.

1.CeraVe Eye Repair Cream, £8.25 (14ml), www.lookfantastic.com

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When it comes to the right ingredients, this emollient cream ticks all the boxes. Combining ceramides, hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, these components work as a super-effective team to ensure your eye area reaps the ultimate benefit. You will love the results this cost-effective cream can deliver. Hello again, beautiful eyes!

2.OLE HENRIKSEN Banana Bright Eye Cream, £30 (15ml), www.boots.com

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On discovering the internet hysteria over this eye cream’s apparent hero capabilities, it became a matter of extreme emergency in trying it out. The fact that its formula includes a ‘secret pigment’ made my 9-year-old self, relish in the concept of magic once more.

We do know that the cream combines vitamin C; a component that is proven to thwart hyperpigmentation and encourage luminosity. As for the secret ingredient – I will hazard a guess that bananas may be at play here. But does it work? I will concur with the thousands of other satisfied customers. The sallow grey shades (that are as stubborn as the Jimi Hendrix painting on my old bedroom wall) is actually diminished. Expect to fall madly in love.

3.Trinny London BFF Eye Serum / Concealer, £26 , www.trinnylondon.com

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This has to be up there with the all-time greats. A concealer that blends so seamlessly it looks like your actual skin (without the discolouration), cleverly formulated with specific eye-circle correcting ingredients. Combining crucial components such as hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and a Duo-peptide Complex, the serum brightens, hydrates and rejuvenates the delicate under-eye area, unveiling a complexion that will have you jumping for joy.

4.The Drunk Elephant C-Tango Multivitamin Eye Cream, £54 (15ml), www.spacenk.com

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There is no messing about when it comes to this formula. Containing 5 different types of vitamin C (to ensure optimal delivery and efficacy) together with 8 peptides, your skin will receive the ultimate brightening, circulation boosting and de-puffing action around. Apply before you go to sleep and awaken feeling and actually looking refreshed!

5.The Ordinary Caffeine + EGCG, £6.99 (30ml), www.amazon.co.uk

the ordinary caffeine and egcg eye
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I cannot rate this brand highly enough. It literally gives us the exact ingredients to do the job – without the hefty price tag attached. This formula contains caffeine to constrict blood vessels and reduce swelling. Furthermore, the Korean-adored component, EGCG offers massive anti-inflammatory and antioxidant value needed to breathe life back into weathered skin cells and transform that consistently exhausted look into one of sheer radiance.

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

Transform Dry Hair With Kerastase Nutritive 8H Magic Night Serum

Hey Lovelies!

Transform your look with minimal effort (perfect) by using Kerastase’s 8H Magic Night Serum.

I decided to start the new year by addressing my dry hair issues (baby steps). Having healthy and shiny locks that do not resemble a scarecrow in any way is now at the top of my list. Too much heat-styling and general laziness means my hair has taken some serious damage. I was almost at the point where I had accepted the only solution might be a drastic pixie cut.

Fortunately (and just in the nick of time) I was sent Kerastase’s 8H Magic Night Serum to try. This serum is crazy good; you don’t have to make any effort for it to work – and boy, does it work! Deserving of some serious kudos, the word ‘Magic’ has certainly earned its place in the name.  Should your hair be in a similar state, I urge you to test this hair serum. #Hairgoals!

Kerastase Nutritive 8H Magic Night Serum is an intensive nourishing treatment for those with moderate to severely dry hair. Combining a special blend of Iris root extract and essential vitamins, this serum effectively targets and treats hair in need. Simply apply and fall to sleep. Then awaken and stare in wonder at your luscious locks. Think of this serum as your haircare fairy God mother of sorts.

Benefits:

Kerastase 8H Magic night serum
Credit: Look Fantastic

8h of overnight nourishment

Ultra-lightweight and non-greasy

Shiny and soft hair

Evolving fragrance to promote relaxed sleep and energy in the morning.

Increases manageability for normal-coarse hair types

Richly hydrates

Defines and enhances curly hair

Does not weigh down fine hair

Minimal effort required – no need to rinse out!

Long-lasting results

Key Ingredients:

Kerastase serum for dry hair 8h magic
Credit: Look Fantastic

Iris Root Extract:

This incredible ingredient is included due to its powerful nourishing and repairing properties. Throughout the night, this component works hard, replenishing the loss of nutrients, whilst simultaneously creating a silky soft coat on the hair strands.

5 Essential Vitamin Blend:

These vitamins are specifically combined to further nourish, protect and achieve a satin-like coating as it seals the cuticles.

Verdict:

My disastrous hair look had literally turned around within 24 hours. Instead of dry hair only good for a hat, I had silky, soft locks good enough for a non-filter Insta-post!

Should you be a tad lazy (like me) this treatment is an actual Godsend. Kerastase is an awesome haircare brand and their 8H Magic Night Serum has earned a well-deserved place in my top ten products of 2020.

Kerastase Nutritive 8H Magic Night Serum is available at: www.lookfantastic.com and is currently priced at £27(90ml). Bag it now and save yourself £9!

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