Paula’s Choice Clear Ultra-Hydrating Daily Fluid (good all-rounder)

Paula's Choice - Clear Ultra-Hydrating Fluid

Introduction Finding the ideal sunscreen is like looking for a specific ant in a massive forest. The market is massive, confusing and oversaturated. Finding “the one” can feel like a quest. Take, for example, the Paula’s Choice Clear Ultra-Hydrating Daily Fluid (with SPF 30+) – I bought this product thinking it was one thing and …

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Herbivore Phoenix Facial Oil (I am shocked!)

Herbivore - Phoenix Facial Oil

Introduction Facial oils are something that was a bit of an enigma to me. I really wanted to incorporate one into my routine, but why? It made no sense initially; I spend most of the day battling and oily t-zone, why should I purposely make my skin oily at the start of a routine? I’ve …

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La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Unifant (Great basic product)

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Unifant

Introduction La Roche-Posay is one of those brands which pretty much everyone has tried at some point in their skincare journey. This French pharmacy favourite is renowned for using thermal spa water in all of their products. The water is from their own spring which is 1,700 years old; it is famed for containing an …

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The Inkey List Bakuchiol Moisturiser (Fantastic Find)

The Inkey List - Bakuchiol Moisturiser

Introduction The Inkey List Bakuchiol moisturiser was my first try at the new kid on the block ingredient, Bakuchiol. It’s is touted as the natural version of retinol that you can use during pregnancy. The ingredient also claims not to have the drawbacks of retinol; namely peeling and sensitivity. To call it the new kid …

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Facetheory – Radiant Eye Cream (forgettable)

Facetheory - Radiant Eye Cream

Introduction Here we are again with Facetheory with their Radiant Eye Cream- the product line which is vegan and cruelty-free. Eye creams have been a bit of an enigma to me. I’ve always wondered if they were just a rip-off or a daily essential. While shopping on the Facetheory website I had a minimum spend …

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Embryolisse – Lait Creme Concentre (rich!)

Embryolisse - Lait-Crème Concentré

Introduction Embryolisse Lait Creme Concentre is a classic cult moisturiser has been around for years (in fact I think that the company has been around for over 60 years). It’s a firm french pharmacy favourite for many people. French pharmacy products such as this moisturiser have had a resurgence in popularity because they are simple …

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Holy Grail – Sample Pack (amazing)

Holy Grail - Sample Pack

    Introduction I was going away for a short break was travelling with hand baggage only. I needed something to maintain a compact skincare routine. Step in Holy Grail, I was reading about their retinol product and added it to my list of things to try. While I was looking on their website, I …

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The Ordinary – Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate 10% (avoid – poor formula?)

The Ordinary - Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate

  Introduction The Ordinary’s Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a bit of an odd product it’s not really a moisturiser, more of a cream and forms part of The Ordinary removing pigmentation regime and being listed in the hyperpigmentation regime I had high hopes for this product. Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate is a water-soluble (with better stability) …

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Lab Series – BB Tinted Moisturiser (terrible!)

Lab Series - Tinted Moisturiser

    Introduction When I saw The Lab Series – BB Tinted Moisturiser I thought this would be the answer to all of my problems with my problematic skin. This product felt more temperamental than my skin (that’s saying something).  First of all, this has a universal tint that supposedly colour matches any skin tone; …

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