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Acne

Mask Monday: Marie Reynolds London Dermabiome

I've been quietly stalking Marie Reynolds on Twitter and Instagram for quite some time, as I really enjoy her insights into skincare, as well as lusting after her product range, which is small, but each new arrival sounds incredible; the Epidermal Blanket is a trio of products (elixir, serum and copper want for application) designed to sooth, heal and nourish skin and it just sounds amazing doesn't it? All the MRL products sound like they've been[...]

This Works Evening Detox Cleansing Water and Spray-On Exfoliant

I always have a bit of a soft spot for This Works, as their Baby Sleep Pillow Spray was something I used to rely on religiously for settling Teddy quickly to sleep when he was a baby. I've never tried any of their skincare though, so I was particularly keen to try their new Evening Detox range, which contains three products that are all aimed at wiping off the daily dirty and grime in a quick and effective manner. The This Works Evening Det[...]

SVR Skincare

I don't know if SVR Skincare are new in general or just new to me (I can't seem to find any online info on them beyond their vast product range) but I can say that I think they're around to stay.  They're your typically impressive French skincare brand, with a large choice of products to suit and meet every skincare need and a reasonable price point.  I was sent a trio of their Micellar Solutions alongside a couple of products aimed at helping w[...]

Mask Monday: MasqueBar Charcoal Sheet Mask

My relationship with MasqueBar has been a little up and down, as I loved their launch products, but then I tried their Charcoal Peel Off Mask and was not a fan.  I kept an open mind when trying the recently launched MasqueBar Charcoal Sheet Masks and I'm glad I did, as they're rather fab. I'm not a huge fan of sheet masks in general - I don't enjoy the wet, cold, slimy application process - but I persevere as I find them to be an effectiv[...]

Mario Badescu Essentials 50th Anniversary Edition

I had a Liberty London voucher from ages ago that I lost in the move, then found a few months before Christmas, so I promptly headed to the beauty floor to see what I could pick up.  I went for a Surratt lipstick and this Mario Badescu Essentials 50th Anniversary Edition kit, as it contained a couple of the products I had been wanting to try. I was first introduced to the Mario Badescu line through the purchase of their cult Drying Lotion[...]

Skincare Tweaks: Great Products for Personalising your Skincare Routine

Ever since I developed a passion for skincare, I've often found myself creating an almost ideal routine that suits my skin perfectly, but it's always missing something; it either needs to be slightly more hydrating, a little more spot-fighting, a tad more calming...you get the picture.  With that in mind, I've put together a few great ranges and products that are brilliant for tweaking your routine, that'll hopefully make that minor adjustment ra[...]

Quick Pick Tuesday: Omorovicza Acid Fix

I'm sure I've banged on about the Omorovicza Acid Fix more than enough, but it really is one of those fantastic products that I currently can't get enough of as they have the "acid craze" spot on, with just the right amount of some really good acids in a lovely formula that suits my skin beautifully.  I first shared my quick thoughts on Acid Fix here, then I also included it in my January favourites here, so there's not a lot to add to both those[...]

REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic

I absolutely love REN and could not have been more excited to get my hands on the new Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic, since I'm a big fan of their Glycol Lactic mask from the same range.  As soon as I got this bottle of fruity fragranced exfoliating acid, I trotted on home and got to work immediately; then I found it stung like a bitch so I promptly gave up on it, preparing to write a negative review.  However, I gave it another chance again[...]

Skintifique – Calming, Soothing Skincare for All Skin Types

Skintifique are a small yet perfectly formed range of skincare that's formulated to provide extremely gentle and soothing care that's suitable for every skin type, from oily and acneic, to dry and sensitised.  The brand's USP is that it provides protection from metals suck as nickel - I don't know enough about the impact of metal on the skin to know whether this is particularly great or not, so my review is mostly based on how the skincare perfor[...]

Mask Monday: Murad Pore Extractor Pomegranate Mask

I wasn't actually expecting to like the new Murad Pore Extractor Pomegranate Mask, but I was pleasantly surprised.  The reasons for my uncertainty were mostly based on the fact that I thought this sounded like the sort of product most suited to very oily skin that can take a bit of a pounding from harsh and drying clays, thick exfoliators and formulas designed to suck everything out of your pores.  The two red flags for me were the "pore extrac[...]

Avon Anew Clinical Even Texture & Tone Advanced Resurfacing Peel

To be completely honest, it's been quite a while since anything from Avon grabbed my attention, so consequently I had this pot of Anew Clinical Even Texture & Tone Advanced Resurfacing Peel pads sitting in my collection generating very little enthusiasm for quite a while, even though I'd heard amazing things from various sources.  In the words of everyone's favourite Beverly Hills prostitute: big mistake - HUGE; these peel pads are absolutel[...]