SR Skincare Mandelic / Salicylic Acid At-Home Peel Kit

Aaaages ago I did an extremely popular write-up on an eBay shop that stocked brilliantly formulated skincare.  The shop in question was taken over by SR Skincare who have been expanding it ever since, resulting in a fantastic shop packed full of market-leading and cutting edge formulations at very purse-friendly prices.  I was keen to try one of their peel kits, so they very kindly sent me a set of their Mandelic / Salicylic Acid peel kit with[...]


Dehydrated Skin? Here’s the Range for You!

Spots are my biggest skin issue, as we know, but coming in at a close second is dehydration which is something I've battled with for quite some time now - I want to say it started during my pregnancy (it certainly got worse then) but I think it might've been something that's been around for a while.  If you have extremely hard to please skin then the Clinique Moisture Surge range is absolutely amazing. The battle for dehydrated, spot-prone ski[...]

GlamGlow Powermud DualCleanse Treatment Mask

Following on from yesterday's post on the GlamGlow Gift Sexy here, I thought I'd share with you my thoughts on the latest addition to the GlamGlow family, the Powermud DualCleanse Treatment mask, which is a deep cleansing, mud-to-oil formula designed to "cleanse, nourish, detoxify, purify and renew skin instantly" so it's basically the brand's answer to a power mask.  You use it in a typical mask format by applying a layer and letting it set, the[...]


New Biore Launches

Biore are a brand who I think most would associate with nose strips - those oh-so-sexy stickers that you place on your nose, leave to dry before peeling off to hopefully yank out a load of blackheads - but did you know there are now eight products in the range? There are various choices of strips for both face and nose, plus three new launches; the Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser, the Self Heating One Minute Mask and the Ultra Deep Cleansing Pore Stri[...]

Breakout Update

That's right people; it's time for an update on my spots.  Joyful.  It's a bit of a grim topic for a post but I did promise I'd update on whether I felt it was skincare or something else that was upsetting my skin when I posted about my evening routine here.  In the post I mentioned that I'd introduced a few new products to my routine, but I had also run out of the supplements I was taking from the Advanced Nutrition Programme, so it was tricky[...]


Dermalogica Clear Start

I was so excited when Dermalogica launched their Clear Start range as it finally addressed a need in the market for quality, kind-to-skin products that would help deal with notoriously tricky acne that affects so many teenagers and young adults; it's been estimated that up to 85% of teenagers suffer from some form of acne during their teen years, and yet they're mostly advised tough, harsh products that strip skin of all the goodies it needs to re[...]


Triple Threat Facials: Stage Two (the purifiers)

As discussed in my Stage One post here, there are three stages to the Triple Threat Facial; exfoliate, purify and moisturise.  Here are three of my favourite fabulous, purifying masks that I find the best for the second stage of the TTF: Elemis Herbal Lavender Repair Mask I'm starting with this one as it's the most gentle of the three; a soothing and calming mask that is great if your skin is tricky, sensitive or tends to react to harsher pro[...]


My Current Skincare Routine: April 2014

I realise today is technically May - so Happy May everybody - but I'm posting an update on my skincare routine that I've so far only followed up until last night, which was April, so there...My last skincare update was in January, so I thought now was a good time to write an update and see what's changed. Make-Up Removers I start with Bioderma to quickly remove all make-up including eye make-up as there really is nothing easier, is there? Biod[...]

Yours Truly Organics Skincare

Yours Truly Organics is a new range of skincare designed specifically for acne-prone skin and made up of four products: Take It Away Gel Cleanser, Balancing Toner, Fix Me Repairing Serum and Face Base Face Balm, all of which are cruelty-free and approved by the Vegetarian Society.  The full range is created to gently and naturally fight spots and clear up skin without causing any of the nasty side effects typically associated with spot-fighting p[...]


La Roche Posay Effaclar Range

  *Due to an update, links are currently not working but all products are available at Escentual.com* A while ago I was sent four products from the La Roche Posay range, including their updated Effaclar Duo.  The results have been mixed, and out of the four products I'd say one  is barely worth mentioning, one is fairly good and surprisingly effective (but with a price) and the remaining two are absolutely brilliant.  When the products a[...]