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Want True Anti-Aging Products? Here’s What You Need To Look For

Hey Lovelies!

Of course, we want anti-aging products that actually deliver! Christ, anything that means the Botox clinic can wait a while longer is worth a shot, right? The amount of anti-aging products around is enough to send the most well-informed peoples’ heads in a spin.

Well, lovely people, here are the key, proven ingredients and some amazing brands that provide optimal results.

1.B3 (Niacinamide) Try: The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%, £5, www.boots.com
the ordinary niacinamide anti-aging serum
Credit: Boots

Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) is all-important when it comes to maintaining that much sought-after youthful complexion – and yet it is regularly over-looked. Fantastic for locking in moisture and strengthening the skin’s barrier, the water-soluble vitamin even helps to diminish inflammation and thus, any redness too. Studies have shown this component to aid in smoothing out fine lines and significantly repair the skin. Additionally, niacinamide is a great warrior against the dreaded acne attack. I love The Ordinary’s Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%.

2.Astaxanthin. Try: DHC Astaxanthin Collagen All-in-One Gel, $49, www.dhcare.com
Astaxanthin collagen all-in-one gel anti-aging
Credit: DHC

Seriously, is there nothing this antioxidant can’t do? Think of the crazy-good component as your secret weapon against environmental and UV damage. Sourced from freshwater algae, it is 6,000 times more effective than vitamin C. Japanese skincare brand, DHC’s Astaxanthin Collagen All-In-One Gel, $49 (www.dhcare.com) offers immediate absorption and is combined with collagen, vitamin E and sodium hyaluronate to further firm, smooth and nourish.

3.Vitamin C. Try: SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, £114.95, www.facthefuture.com
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic anti-aging
Credit: Face The Future

Whilst astaxanthin has well and truly proven it can beat vitamin C in a Pepsi challenge when it comes to fighting a UV onslaught, it is still kind of vital if you want your collagen levels to be top notch. It is also great friends with vitamin E, greatly supporting its efficacy in fighting free radical damage. A great vitamin C serum is SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic.

4.Retinol (Of Course) Try: Esthederm’s Intensive Retinol Serum, £49, www.facethefuture.co.uk
esthederm intensive retinol serum
Credit: Esthederm

Widely considered as everyone beauty obsessives’ Mecca, this is the go-to anti-aging component for most. Extensive studies prove its supreme worth in combatting the globally hated skin consequences that come with stocking up the years. Age, we hate you, but you will not defeat us!

When you use retinol, you can expect improved collagen production, prevent pigmentation, smooth the skin and minimize the appearance of pores. But (and it’s a big BUT), care should be taken as the ingredient does increase sun sensitivity. Therefore, it is better to apply at night and remember your SPF during the day. This is a product that has to be used consistently. Newbies to retinol should build up dosage gradually as reactions can occur. I am totally obsessed with Esthederm’s Retinol.

4.AHAs/BHAs And Peptides. Try: Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging 10% AHA Exfoliant, £29.75, www.paulaschoice.co.uk
Paula's Choice Resist Anti-Aging AHA Exfoliant
Credit: Paula’s Choice

Using an exfoliator is so important when it comes to cell renewal and staving off the aging process. AHA and BHAs means dead skin cells are removed, taking along with it, that unwanted dry and dull complexion. Silky softness? I think so!

We need to be fully armed when going up against the mighty age factor. This means skin-repairing and rejuvenating peptides (from amino acids) are a must. Paula’s Choice Resist Anti-Aging 10% AHA Exfoliant, £29.75 (www.paulaschoice.co.uk) combines 4 AHAs, BHA (salicylic acid) together with an array of antioxidants and peptides that provide the ultimate result.

5.SPF

Scientifically proven to offer huge anti-aging abilities, SPFs are ESSENTIAL in maintaining that youthful complexion by fully protecting your skin. Look for an SPF that provides UVA and UVB protection and at least SPF30. Remember that you should apply this every day, no matter what the weather.

6.Vitamin E. Try Superdrug’s Vitamin E, £3.49, www.superdrug.com
Superdrug vitamin e cream
Credit: Superdrug

Last but not least is vitamin E. The antioxidant is well-known for its protective and reparative properties. Recognised for its ability to fight free radical damage, healing the skin and reducing inflammation, this little gem works a treat. I adore Superdrug’s Vitamin E Radiance, £3.49, www.superdrug.com

 

 

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Best Day Moisturisers For When You Are On A Budget

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A moisturiser is absolutely vital for anyone who values their skin and is almost as important as using an SPF. Many moisturisers contain SPFs, but in my opinion an SPF should be applied in addition to your moisturiser, and in all weather! So, what moisturiser will give you the best results? With so many on offer, choosing the perfect one can turn into a real headache. Don’t panic – I have reviewed SO MANY. Here are 5 of the best moisturisers for every skin type, for when payday is a million years away and you are on a budget:

1.For Dry / Dehydrated Skin Choose: Bioderma Hydrabio Crème, £15.50 (50ml), www.lookfantastic.com
bioderma hydrabio creme moisturiser
Credit: Look Fantastic

I have very dry patches around the nose which seem to be able to return the moment I start thinking they have gone for good. Therefore, this moisturiser is one I keep close to hand. Rich, creamy and luxurious to touch, you can actually feel the hydrating benefits get to work the moment you apply it to your skin. This is due to their patented biological complex, Aquagenium, of which provide a super-boost of hydration both immediately and long-term.

By combining vitamin PP and apple seed extract the formula precisely targets deeper layers of the skin; thus, offering a bespoke treatment for extremely dry skin. The result is a complexion of more youthful radiance. Furthermore, salicylic acid removes dead skin cells and evens skin texture, whilst vitamin E successfully repairs and protects your skin from premature aging. Yasss!

2.For Oily and Sensitive Skin Choose: Paula’s Choice Calm Non-Greasy Mineral Moisturizer SPF 30, £10 (15ml), www.paulaschoice.co.uk
paula's choice calm mineral moisturizer
Credit: Paula’s Choice

Should you have oily skin and suffer with concerns such as, rosacea, redness and sensitivity, this will feel like a little tube of utter happiness. Including aloe and chamomile, the moisturiser instantly calms, nourishes and soothes your skin. Lightweight, effective and packed with antioxidants; your skin will thank you for this every day!

3.For Dry And Sensitive Skin Choose: Avene Hydrance Optimal Riche, £14.50, www.amazon.co.uk
avene rich hydrating cream moisturiser
Credit: Amazon

If you have sensitive skin or been out in the sun far too long and you basically feel like you got lost in a desert then had a face fight with a cactus, this is a must-have. Perfect for dry, inflamed, and mega-sensitive skin, the formula’s ingredients ensure max absorption of Avene Thermal Spring Water and locking it in. This product delivers some much-needed soothing nourishment so you can quickly return to looking amazing once more. Phewsie!

4.Combination Skin Choose: Uriage Hyseac Moisturising and Mattifying Pore Refiner Emulsion, £14.29 (40ml), www.lookfantastic.com
uriage hyseac moisturising and pore refining emulsion
Credit: Look Fantastic

I know, the name is a bit of a mouthful – but if you have combination skin this moisturiser is AWESOME. Feeling like part cream, part-gel, the formula has certainly mastered the art of multi-tasking. Expect balancing, mattifying, moisturising and pore-refining in one foul swoop! Uriage’s Hyséac Moisturising and Mattifying Pore Refiner Emulsion,

5.For Aging Skin Choose: Olay Anti-Wrinkle Firm & Lift Day Cream, £12.49 (50ml), www.superdrug.com
olay lift and firm day cream
Credit: Superdrug

It is important to use vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and retinol in the quest against wrinkles. I tend to use these on alternative days/nights and in serum form. When it comes to a day moisturiser for mature skin (on a budget), Olay offers seriously good results. Including key and proven nutrients such as vitamins B3, E and Pro-B5, these ingredients work in unison with ceramides and green tea extract. Together, they thwart the intrusion of lines and wrinkles, returning a much-welcomed firmer and more youthful complexion, Don’t get hung up on price tags – classics are classic for a reason!

Have you tried any of these products? What did you think? Let me know and as always have a stellar week xx

Check Out The Best Night Creams For Every Skin Concern

Hey Lovelies!

We all know that using a facial serum for bedtime is priceless when it comes to enhancing your complexion, but what about night creams? Don’t leave out this important product – it can make all the difference in achieving that gorgeous complexion!

1.For Anti-Aging Choose: Murad Youth Renewal Night Cream, £70 (50g), www.lookfantastic.com

murad retinol youth renewal cream
Credit: Look Fantastic

Could life get any better than when you finally discover a night cream that performs little anti-aging miracles whilst you sleep? Check out Murad’s Youth Renewal Night Cream.  Combining a triple-action formula of super-powered retinol (a fast-acting retinoid, a time-released retinol and retinol booster) puts this cream in a league of its own. Skin’s texture is more even, smoother and younger looking, whilst those dreaded lines appear reduced.

Also included is red algae extract (a component the internet is going crazy for right now) and swertia flower extract. These work in unison to deliver a firmer, intensely hydrated complexion of radiant luminosity. I love this product!

2.For Sensitive skin opt for: CeraVe PM Moisturizing facial Lotion, £35.46 (89ml), www.amazon.co.uk

CeraVe PM facial moisturizing lotion
Credit: Amazon

This incredible night cream is for those with sensitive skin or suffer from blotchiness and conditions such as rosacea. Combining hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, these ingredients boost hydration levels, moisturise, nourish and soothe all whilst you are getting those all-important zzz’s.

3.For Sun damaged skin Choose: Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream, £99 (50ml), www.lookfantastic.com

elemis pro-collagen oxygenating night cream
Credit: Look Fantastic

So, you love the sun…a little too much? I feel your pain. What can we do? Well, for starters we can swap our night cream for this little gem. Delivering a powerful array of antioxidants, peptides and vitamins, this beautiful cream super-charges your skin with much-needed oxygen and nutrients. Expect serious, super-hero-like skin repairing abilities and a fabulous reflection when you wake up and look in the mirror. Take that UV rays!

4.For Dry/dehydrated Skin Choose: Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser Dry/Sensitive Skin, £22 (50ml), www.lizearle.com

Liz Earle skin repair moisturiser
Credit: Liz Earle

I don’t know anyone who has tried Liz Earle products and NOT rated them highly. This woman seriously knows her stuff. For people (like me) who suffer from dry patches that never give up, this moisturiser is the ticket. Including naturally-active and exceptionally effective ingredients your skin will love you for, such as: avocado oil, borage oil, echinacea, hops and naturally sourced vitamin E to repair. The formula provides a wealth of hydration and nourishment. You will love this!

Have you tried any of these night creams and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. Happy Monday people xx

 

Beauty Products I’m Loving This Week

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I had the opportunity to review some awesome beauty products last week. It was a tough process, but here is the narrowed down list of absolute faves, of which I am loving this week.

1.Paul Nasif Detox Pads / Complexion Perfecting Pads, $45, www.nassifmdskincare.com

dr paul nassif detox complexion pads
Credit: nassifskincare.com

So, I reviewed these pads some time ago and absolutely loved them. However, at the time I was also reviewing other anti-aging and glycolic treatments, so was not 100% certain that the results could be fully attributed to one product. Now I can. This is the only AHA/BHA treatment I have applied in the past few weeks and I am head-over-heels in love with them.

These pads are the lazy girl’s dream. They make light work of exfoliating, reducing the appearance of pores and smoothing the skin. Combining a retinol-like product, it is also a great item for those who react to retinol, but who want the anti-aging abilities.

The pads:

Contain both glycolic and salicylic acid that gently yet effectively cleanse and exfoliate.

 Combine antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antibacterial qualities

Offer anti-aging benefits

Is suitable for all ages

Vegan and cruelty-free.

Within a week of using the Detox Pads my skin looked clearer, healthier and luminous. And the best bit is the no-faff, no-fuss and no time to achieve this look fact! Yay.

2.False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara Mini MAC, £10, www.maccosmetics.com

mac cosmetics false lash mascara
Credit: Mac Cosmetics.

I am totally obsessed with MAC’s False Lash Mascara Mini. It does everything I want my mascara to do, without clumping or smudging. I love how my lashes boast volume and since first testing this product it has become my daily go-to. Furthermore, it even fits in my purse. Believe that’s a win, win and – yes – another fabulous win. Thank you, MAC, you creator of all things fabulous!

3.NYX Cosmetics Professional Setting Spray Dewy, £7, www.superdrug.com

nyx cosmetics professional setting spray dewy
Credit: Superdrug

Don’t ask me why, but I get a real buzz out of reviewing setting sprays. This is a key product particularly in the heart of summer, and so having a good setting spray is vital for me. NYX provide some pretty good products and so I had fairly high expectations when I first tried their setting spray. Disappointed I wasn’t!

Having fairly dry patches coupled with the fact that I often work late into the night (causing bags), means that a setting powder is not the best fit. They usually cake, amplify dryness and any bags or creases, making them a no-no. This professional setting spray’s dewy formula is ultra-lightweight and once dry, you cannot tell you have applied it at all! It is important to allow a few minutes for the spray to dry, but once it has dried your makeup will not budge. Seriously, you can dance til 3 am and your makeup will stay gorgeous. Better yet, it’s vegan. Love, love, love this!

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in he comments below. Have a stellar Wednesday all xx

4 Of The Best At-Home Peels For Gorgeous Skin

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With the vast selection of at-home peels on offer it is very easy to get caught in the mire with products that aren’t fitting for your skincare needs. Never fear – the following are some of the best at-home peels for every skin concern.

  1. Dr. Jart + Dermaclear Micro Milk Peel £28.50 (100ml), www.lookfantastic.com
dr. jart + dermaclear micro milk peel
Credit: Look Fantastic

Whether your skin concern may be aging skin, blemishes or dullness, Dr. Jart’s peel is just the ticket. The gentle, yet powerful coconut milk-based exfoliator is ideal for those with both combination and sensitive skin, and quickly achieves a youthful complexion of sheer luminosity. Combining allantoin, coconut milk, panthenol and squalene, the formula effectively soothes and hydrates, tackling any irritation that may otherwise incur from applying a peel and locking in moisture. Lactic and salicylic acid deeply exfoliate, ridding the pores of any dead skin cells or dirt. Also included in this peel is glutathione. This component offers optimal toning and brightening properties to the table, stimulating cell renewal and creating a clearer more youthful and complexion you will love.

2.Perricone MD No Rinse Exfoliating Peel, £35 (59ml), www.perriconemd.co.uk

Perricone md no rinse exfoliating peel
Credit: Perricone MD

This exfoliating peel is one in a million. Scientifically proven to promote cell turnover by 100% in just 3 weeks, it is one peel everyone should try. The liquid formula makes light work of its task to diminish dead skin cells. Including key ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, copper complex and l-cartinine Furthermore, it offers superior hydrating abilities, whilst simultaneously plumping up the skin; thus, reducing the appearance of pesky fine lines. Apply and unveil some seriously beautiful youthful radiance.

For optimal results use in conjunction with Perricone MD’s other skincare products.

3.Deborah Mitchell Bee Peel, £109, www.heavenskincare.com

deborah mitchell bee peel
Credit: Heaven Skincare

I tried this innovative peel some time ago and it remains one of the best. Formulated with ABEETOXIN, organic coconut and raw cane sugar, this peel successfully resurfaces the skin, tackles age-related skin concerns and even reduces the appearance of scars. Additionally, the peel provides a super-boost to the skin’s collagen production, achieving a firmer and younger looking complexion.

You can feel this product working within moments of application. The sensation is tingling and may sting a little. This enhanced exfoliation peel is not for those with extremely sensitive skin and should only be left on for a couple of minutes. Additionally, it should be used for no more than 3 consecutive days.

4.Paula’s Choice Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment with 10% AHA, £36 (60ml), www.lookfantastic.com

paula's choice skin resurfacing treatmnet
Credit: Look Fantastic

Pala’s Choice offer some of the best skincare products around – and this resurfacing treatment is a total achiever. The leave-on exfoliant effectively resurfaces, brightens and evens out skin tone. Simply apply at night, go to sleep and awaken to discover gorgeous skin. Result.

The formula combines antioxidants and 10% glycolic acid (AHA). This is scientifically proven to promote collagen production, whilst targeting and treating the dreaded signs of aging.

Also included are anti-inflammatory ingredients such as liquorice root extract, willow bark and allantoin to calm and soothe skin, further supporting a renewed and fabulous complexion by the time your alarm clock beeps. What better way to begin the day?

For optimal results this treatment should be used regularly. It is fragrance-free and suitable for all skin types.

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message below and have a great day xx

 

4 Natural and Cruelty-Free Products That Effectively Target Enlarged Pores

Hey Lovelies!

So, you want to effectively tackle those pesky enlarged pores, but you don’t want to compromise on your desire for natural products? I feel your pain. Don’t worry – help is at hand. Here are 4 natural products that truly deliver incredible results. We know there’s no chance in HELL of eradicating the little beggars, but we can refine them and reduce their unsightly appearance.  Bye, bye pores – No more may you take residence on our faces!

1.Yes To Grapefruit Correct and Repair Pore Perfection Paper Mask, £13.99 (Pack of 5), www.amazon.co.uk

yes to grapefruit pore perfection mask
Credit: Amazon

Say yes to this brand and you won’t regret it. Combining 96% natural ingredients, this mask is also free from parabens and silicones, is formulated with 100% cotton and is Leaping Bunny Certified.

Should your problem be the dread of looking in the mirror to see yet more enlarged pores (like mine), this sheet mask will soon have you glancing at your reflection then dancing cartwheels of joy. Included is grapefruit and vitamin C to effortlessly refine pesky pores and give your face a supercharged glow. Furthermore, these natural ingredients and added Aloe boast an array of skin-loving antioxidants to further nourish, soothe and protect. Hoorah!

2.29 Secret of The Vine Serum, $29, www.thetarget.com

 

29 Secrets of the vine serum Napa Valley
Credit: Shape

The super-antioxidant resveratrol has seen a lot of press of late for it’s remarkable anti-aging benefits. Now behold the 29 Secret of The Vine Serum: containing resveratrol together with olive and sea extracts, this little miracle in a bottle offers you new hope in the fight against pores. Try it and see some pretty awesome results.

3.Sunday Riley Luna Sleep Oil, £45 (15ml), www.cultbeauty.com

sunday riley luna sleep oil anti-aging and pore treatment
Credit: Cult Beauty

This is a hero product that tops many others and is much-loved by dermatologists and beauty editors alike. Combining an advanced retinol complex this product makes fast work of refining pores, reducing other signs of aging and repairing the skin – all whilst you sleep! Additionally, cold-pressed avocado, chia and Concorde grape extracts work in unison to strengthen the skin and provide a much-adored luminosity.

4.Tarte Cosmetics Tight and Bright Clay Multi Mask, £39, www.tartecosmetics.com

tarte cosmetics tight and bright clay mask
Credit: Tarte Cosmetics

In this awesome pot you will discover 2 vegan face masks that deliver a bespoke at-home facial. The Purple Detoxifying and Purifying Exfoliating Mask Includes Amazonian clay to naturally and successfully detoxify, purify and tighten those pores. This is amazing for oily T-zones too. Also included is almond and avocado oil as well as jojoba of which boast an array of antioxidant and vitamin properties; thus, fully rejuvenating the skin.

The second is the Gold Hydrating And Firming Face Mask. Perfect for dry patches, this mask provides not only Amazonian clay but chamomile extract, glycerine and hyaluronic acid too! Expect some seriously refined pores and some hydrated and radiant luminosity to boot.

Have you tried any of these products and do hey work on your pores? What are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below xx

 

5 Of The Best Vitamin C Serums For Brighter, Younger Skin

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Vitamin C serums are an essential part of everyone’s skincare routine that can offer brighter, younger skin. But with so many on the market, which one do we choose? Opt for the right product and not only will it greatly support your skin’s protective barriers, but you will breathe a sigh of relief to find hyperpigmentation significantly reduced. Oh yes, and did I mention skin suppleness and texture will improve, providing that much sought-after youthful luminosity? The following 5 are the best as they deliver impeccable results.

1.CeraVe Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum, £31, www.amazon.co.uk

CeraVe Skin Renewing Vitamin C Serum
Credit: Amazon

This little wonder product is adored by beauty editors and skin experts for the following reasons: Containing 10% l-ascorbic acid, ceramides and hyaluronic acid, key ingredients that work marvellously well together to create superior skin transformative results. This very gentle yet exceptionally powerful product will give you the complexion of your dreams. (For vest results, always use in the morning on cleansed skin and follow by applying sunscreen.

2.Sunday Riley C.E.O Glow, £34 (15ml), www.cultbeauty.com

Sunday Riley C.E.O Glow vitamin c
Credit: Cult Beauty

Sunday Riley’s award-winning formula combines vitamin C sourced from superfood oils that reach deeper into the skin. Featuring TDH ascorbate (3%), the component is revered for its potent skin brightening and regenerative qualities.

Also included is turmeric oil extract to even skin tone; evening primrose to soothe; antioxidant benefits of ginger root; anti-aging bisabolol and whole host of skin nourishing vitamins. You will be in awe of this formula, seriously!

3.Skin Ceuticals C E Ferulic Serum £135 (30ml), www.lookfantastic.com

SkinCeuticals C.E. Ferulic serum
Credit: Look Fantastic

This little bottle deserves its own halo. Combining a combination of highly effective antioxidants (15% l-ascorbic acid, vitamin e and ferulic acid), these ingredients work hand-in-hand to deliver optimal skincare results. There is no end to the benefits this product offers – however it is especially good at protecting and reducing inflammation. LOVE THIS.

4.The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% In Silicone £5.75 (30ml). www.cultbeauty.com

The Ordinary Vitamin C serum
Credit: Cult Beauty

The 30% l-ascorbic acid is provided in a water-free stabilised form. Apply regularly in the evening and expect to see brighter, firmer and younger looking skin in the coming weeks! And at a fraction of the cost!

5.Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum, £67 (30ml), www.spacenk.com

Drunk Elephant C-firma Day Serum
Credit: SpaceNK

Renowned for its superior anti-aging qualities, Drunk Elephant’s C-Firma Day Serum is one product that remains firmly on the top shelf. Combining Indian gooseberry, marula oil, pomegranate and pumpkin, these ingredients support the l-ascorbic acid in offering a total skin overhaul. Pores are less visible, skin is brighter, firmer and smoother and you can enjoy total skin protection. Yaass!

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

4 Of The Best Vegan Concealers Around

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One product I consistently review is the concealer. A key product in anyone’s makeup arsenal; therefore, having a good one is of paramount importance. Now, with cruelty-free and vegan products in high demand, the selection is growing. This means no more do we need to settle for lesser quality or pay higher prices. I’ve tested many and the following are 5 of the best concealers around:

For EVERYTHING Concealer

1.Too Faced Born This Way Super Coverage Multi-Use Scultpting Concealer, £24, www.lookfantastic.com

too faced born this way super coverage concealer
Credit: Look Fantastic

Too Faced Super Coverage Concealer is my #1 product. This little gem ticks all the boxes: cruelty-free, vegan, free from parabens. Better yet, it is the lazy girl’s go-to product. The multi-tasker makes light work of its mission to conceal, contour, correct and highlight. Whatever your skin need, this liquid concealer delivers flawless results – AND IS NOT REMOTELY CAKEY!! Available in 16 shades, there is bound to be a shade to suit your skin tone. Too Faced, I love you!

For Discoloration and Longwear

2.Barry M All Night Long Concealer, £4.49, www.superdrug.com

Barry M All Night Long COncealer
Credit: Superdrug

Should your concern be predominantly discoloration and the need for long-lasting coverage, this is the perfect vegan concealer. Expect an even skin tone, soft-focus effect and a burst of luminosity. This concealer is so easy to blend, providing seamless results that stay put. For an added boost it combines moisturising and skin repairing vitamin E.

I would say a little of this concealer goes a long way. I found it best to just lightly apply to problematic areas rather than liberally splash on. The concealer certainly is long-lasting – I’m not sure about all night long, but it definitely stayed put until 3am!

This incredible vegan and cruelty-free liquid concealer is a game-changer for those with discoloration concerns.

For Dry Skin and Travel-Friendly

3.bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick (SPF25), £29, www.bareminerals.co.uk

bareMinerals complexion rescue hydratin foundation stick
Credit: bareMinerals

Check out the first vegan water-based foundation stick. This product is composed of 30% enhanced mineral water, thus offering exceptional skin-loving support. For those with dry / dehydrated skin, this non-cakey stick will feel like a dream. Whether you wish to use this as a concealer, foundation or creamy contour, the vegan stick blends in seamlessly, providing truly flawless yet natural-looking results. Furthermore, this travel-friendly stick fits perfectly in your clutch, has an SPF25 and is available in an incredible 20 shades.

For Uneven Skin / Longwear

4.Smashbox Studio Skin Flawless, £20, www.lookfantastic.com

smashbox studio flawless skin concealer
Credit: Look Fantastic

Should you have blemishes and uneven skin, Smashbox’s Studio Skin Flawless is awesomeness in a bottle. The lightweight vegan formula effortlessly conceals, evens the appearance of skin tone, contours and highlights. Dark circles and hyperpigmentation vanish before your very eyes – and unlike Cinderella’s midnight dilemma – this product will keep you looking radiant until at least 3 am (this is the time I collapsed at home).  However, Smashbox state the product stays put for 24 hours and given the seamless results many hours later, I am inclined to agree! Better yet, it is oil free and available in an amazing 30 shades!

Have you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. Xx

 

 

Keep Your Neck In Check With These Outstanding Creams

Hey Lovelies!

It’s a well-known fact that the skin on the neck is often the first hit by the dreaded age-factor; don’t let your neck let you down. Having reviewed many, here is my pick of the most outstanding neck creams.

The Best Neck Creams:

1.Elemis Pro-Collagen Neck & Decollete Balm, £52, www.elemis.com

elemis pro collagen neck and decollete cream
Credit: Elemis

When it comes to restoring youth to your neck and décolletage area, Elemis has you covered (quite literally). Combining scientifically proven ingredients to firm, nourish and tighten the skin, a little of this product will go a long way to achieving incredible results. Included is sea buckthorn to aid in restoring damaged skin, padina pavonica to deal with those pesky fine lines and algae to boost skin elasticity. For optimal results, this should be incorporated into your skincare routine long-term and you will begin to notice a signifiant improvement by the end of the first month if use.

2.Neostrata Skin Active Triple Firming Neck Cream, £65, www.facethefuture.co.uk

neostrata active triple firming neck cream
Credit: Face The Future

When it comes to neck rejuvenation, we need some serious ingredients. NeoStrata’s Skin Active Triple formula is where you will find such special wonders. Combining ceramides, vitamin C, hyaluronic acid and peptides – basically all the essential stuff to diminish the dreaded crepe-y neck and revitalising it to one of former glory – puts this into hero product category.

3.L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Golden Balm- Face, Chest & Neck, £19.99, www.amazon.co.uk

l'oreal paris age perfect hydra-nutritive golden balm
Credit: Amazon

One thing I’ve recently noticed is the sad fact that my until lately very perfect neck has begun to suffer from tech-neck syndrome. Staring at my laptop, writing articles until the wee hours each night has finally begun to take its toll. Never fear – should you notice a similar predicament; this little gem works exceptionally well. The results are noticeably fewer fine lines, as well as firmer and more moisturised skin. Better yet – it doesn’t cost a bomb. Phew!

4.SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore 2:4:2, £130 (48ml), www.lookfantastic.com

skinceuticals triple lipid restore 2:4:2
Credit: Look Fantastic

This superior product is super-pricey because it packs a mighty punch. Richly concentrated with lipids, pure ceramides, natural cholesterol and fatty acids, the anti-aging formula gets to work to slow down the signs of aging. Aiding in the restoration of your skin’s own barrier function and self-repair, this product works both instantly and over time. Furthermore, the specially formulated components treat fine lines, skin sagging and all those unwanted things that come with age to greet your skin. Take that time!

Have you tried any of these creams and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below and have an awesome day xx

 

 

 

 

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