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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A313 – Retinol Pomade (epic miracle worker!) UPDATED

A313 Retinol Pomade

  Introduction When I first heard about retinol, I was very sceptical, and I am now a convert thanks to A313 retinol pomade. Retinol is a form of vitamin A when used topically boast an array of benefits including: Improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles Reduction in hyperpigmentation Brighter complexion Increased cell turnover …

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Facetheory – Vitamin C Cream Cleanser (fair)

Facetheory - Vitamin C Cream Cleanser

Introduction I was on the market for a gentle cleanser for mornings. While my skin isn’t that filthy first thing, I’m not a ‘splash with water and go’ in the morning and go kind of guy.  I was intrigued by Facetheory Vitamin C cream cleanser, I have never used a cream cleanser before. I thought …

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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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Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel SPF50 (brilliant)

Biore - UV Watery Gel SPF50

  Introduction There are two versions of this sunscreen the Biore watery gel and the watery essence. While researching this on the Internet, everyone raves about the essence version, so I wanted a piece of the action. Guess what? I bought the wrong one! (No surprises there).  I got a bit fed up of the …

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La Roche-Posay – Anthelios Anti-Imperfections SPF 50 (room for improvement)

La Roche-Posay - Anthelios Anti-Imperfections SPF50+

  Introduction A sunscreen that has been designed for acne-prone skin, what’s not to love? The Anthelios sunscreen is formulated to be a dual-action formula. The product should prevent breakouts and help with oil control – I should be in love! But now you see why I purchased this with gusto! Some issues I typically …

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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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The Ordinary – Alpha Arbutin 2% + Hyaluronic Acid (great place to start)

The Ordinary - Alpha Arbutin & HA

  Introduction I bought this alpha arbutin serum when I first started to get interested in skincare to help with my ongoing battle with hyperpigmentation. I am that terrible person who squeezes their spots, and I am then left with dark marks which never seem to go away!   The Ordinary looked like an excellent …

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