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This Is Why The Beauty Ingredient, Azelaic Acid Should Be Your New BF

Hey Lovelies!

Azelaic acid will be known to avid beauty fanatics. Due to its remarkable results, the relatively new skincare ingredient is fast becoming a global sensation. Discover just what this amazing beauty component can do and why it should be your new BF! Furthermore, should you be looking for that perfect beauty gift, all of these are currently on offer. Hooray for Christmas!

What Is Azelaic Acid?

Dicarboxylic acid (otherwise known as azelaic acid) works like a gentle leave-on exfoliant. Sourced mainly from barley, it does not exfoliate as effectively as AHAs/BHAs or salicylic acid and can be used in conjunction with these. Although it works as a mild exfoliator, its key powers lie in successfully treating varying skin concerns such as: blackheads, enlarged pores, redness, scarring, uneven and aging skin.

Suitable for all skin types, this wonder ingredient is proven to produce remarkable results.

Key Benefits:

Prohibits Breakouts

Slows Down Signs of Aging

Diminishes Signs of Discoloration and Redness

Refines The skin

Unclogs Pores, Aids in The Reduction of Enlarged Pores

Smooths Skin’s Surface

Best Products To Buy:

For Aging Skin and Enlarged Pores Try: Paula’s Choice 10& Azelaic Booster, £29.60 (was £37), www.paulaschoice.co.uk

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Including adenosine to rejuvenate the skin and slow aging, as well as 0.05% salicylic acid that works into pores and helping to reduce their appearance, makes this an awesome product to use. Furthermore, the formula includes plant extracts to aid in brightening and smoothing skin surface. YAASS!

 For Breakouts Try: Jan Marini Bioclear Lotion, £44.39 (Was £55), www.facethefuture.co.uk

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This product is incredible in the treatment of adult acne, acne scarring, blemishes, discoloration, sun damage and even wrinkles! The awesome formula combines azelaic acid, glycolic acid and salicylic acid. These work in unison to ensure skin is clear, hydrated and resurfaced. The outcome is a complexion of sheer radiance.

For Skin Brightening, Discoloration, Refining Try: The Ordinary Azelaic Acid 10% Suspension, £4.24, 30ml (was £5.50), www.theordinary.com

The Ordinary Azelaic acid 10% suspension
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This ingredient is a literal multitasker! Should you want brighter, clearer and more even skin, of which looks incredibly refined and smooth, check this out. You won’t be disappointed. This vegan formula is brimming with antioxidant benefits to supercharge your skin with some much-needed vitality (particularly during the winter months).

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

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Review Of Exuviance’s Age Reverse Day Repair

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Keep the dreaded age factor at bay with the help of this incredible product by world-renowned brand, Exuviance. After testing many products by medical product brand, NesoStrata, I was introduced to their sister brand, Exuviance. The range includes the same innovative ingredients, coupled with botanicals and delivers truly remarkable results. Exuviance’s Retexturing Treatment is outstanding; thus, I couldn’t wait to review their Age Reverse Day Repair. Combining key proven ingredients to prohibit the onset of aging, this facial treatment is massively impressive!

Included in Exuviance’s Age Reverse Day Repair SPF30 is a powerful Triple Firming Complex of NeoGlucosamine, retinol and peptides. These work in unison with an exceptional complex of antioxidants, such as pomegranate and vitamins A & E. This specifically formulated product results in not only preventing the progression of aging on the skin; but, has even been shown to actually reverse some of these pesky signs that sadly greet you with age. Ha, ha, take that, time!

No matter how many signs of aging concern you, this formula works like a trojan to target and quickly deal with them. Here’s how it works:

1.UV Filters

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UV filters combined offer vital protection for your skin, preventing the affliction of any further damage.

2.Triple Antioxidant Complex

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This formula contains a potent solution of highly effective antioxidants. The pomegranate vitamins A & E thwart free radicals with super-warrior strength. Furthermore, they spark off the repair process with speed.

3.Triple Firming Complex:

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In the mission to tackle aging, certain key ingredients are essential. Exuviance’s peptides, retinol and NeoGlucosamine (a non-amino sugar) have been clinically proven to significantly reduce signs of aging and greatly improve the condition of skin.

Their special formulation works by triggering collagen and elastin production. The outcome is a firmer, more plump and smoother complexion, with far fewer noticeable wrinkles. Even deeper and more stubborn wrinkles are reached.

Nearer the skin’s surface, a precise combination of retinol and NeoGlucosamine successfully treats the skin. Gentle, yet effective exfoliation takes place; thus, allowing for cell renewal. Next, uneven patches, age spots and discolouration are addressed and diminished. When you look in the mirror, expect a beautiful rejuvenated reflection, coupled with gasps of sheer joy!

I LOVE this treatment. Thank you Exuviance. Total genius.

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N.B Ensure you use additional sunscreen as this product contains retinol.

Exuviance’s Age Reverse Day repair is currently priced at £45.99 (was £69) at www.facethefuture.co.uk. There’s never been a better time to treat yourself! Buy here.

Have you tried this treatment and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. xx

The Best Vegan Beauty Gift Sets At Reduced Prices!

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For Christmas, why not treat her to a vegan beauty gift set? I had the opportunity to review some amazing gift sets (some are at reduced prices) and I highly recommend the following few. There has never been more demand for a vegan way of living. Brands are listening and providing us with so many vegan-friendly products. Gone are the days when we have to pay a fortune for the privilege of upholding our principles. Check out these awesome vegan beauty gift sets (2 of which are currently on offer). Yaaass!

1.This Works Evening Detox Collection £57.40 (Was £82), www.thisworks.com

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This Works are fast becoming a globally-loved brand and this exclusive collection of highly effective vegan products makes me love them even more! This kit contains everything you need to fully detox your skin, provide you with an incredibly good sleep and fully rejuvenate your complexion and mind. You will awake feeling amazing!  In this collection you will find:

1 x Evening Detox Spray-On Exfoliant (60ml)

The leave-on exfoliator with salicylic acid successfully tackles pollution attacked skin, providing optimal detoxification and cell-renewal.

1 x Evening Detox Cleansing Water (200ml)

This incredible product further aids in cleansing pollution exposed skin, offering superior revitalising abilities.

1 x Evening Detox Clay Mask (50ml)

Clay is an amazing ingredient when it comes to detox, rejuvenating and softening the skin. This Works ultra-purifying mask contains malachite and kaolin clay.

1 x Deep Sleep Pillow Spray (2.5ml)

Behold, This Works’ award-winning pillow spray is guaranteed to have you sleeping like a baby and waking up to feel totally refreshed and ready to tackle the day.

2.Vegan Scented Candle Gift Set By Loving Life, $19.99, www.amazon.com

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Hand-poured with vegan soy wax and 100% cotton wick, this awesome set includes 4 beautiful scents: French Lavender, Ocean Mist, Mediterranean Citrus and Vanilla Caramel. The scented candle set is the perfect gift for someone who loves to breathe in some beautiful scents and fully relax without the fear of inhaling toxins from your candle.

3.Omorovicza Discovery Skincare Gift Set, £95, www.johnlewis.com

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When it comes to vegan skincare Omorovicza are at the top of their game. This starter kit provides 5 superior products that are specifically formulated to work in unison. Expect deep cleansing, brightening, rejuvenating – and basically a total skin transformation. Included in the kit:

Balancing Moisturiser (30ml)

Deep Cleansing Mask (15ml)

Queen of Hungary Mist (30ml)

Thermal Cleansing Balm (15ml)

Cleansing Foam (30ml)

This collection speaks for itself. Once you try these products, there is no looking back.

4.Caudalie Immediate Lift Skincare Trio Gift Set, £35.70 (Was £42), www.debenhams.com

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This has to be my most favourite vegan gift set of all. I love Caudalie, and this precious set contains all the key ingredients that are proven to keep the dreaded age-factor at bay and is suitable for even sensitive skin types. The outstanding formulas boast an array of key anti-aging, nourishing components such as: hyaluronic acids, peptides, resveratrol, shea butter and soft-focus pigments. You can guarantee that to whomever you gift this, will look and feel incredible for some time to come. Personally, I would hang on to it (or buy 2 as it is on offer at a reduced price).  In the kit you will find:

Resveratrol (Lift) Firming Serum

Resveratrol (Lift) Face Lifting Soft Cream

Resveratrol (Lift) Eye Lifting Balm

Basically, Oh My God!

HAve you tried any of these products and what are your thoughts? xx

The Best Luxury Beauty Gift Sets Around

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If you are wondering what to buy for your bezzie, girlfriend, mum or sister this Christmas, read on. Beauty gifts never fail to impress. I have reviewed and rounded up the best beauty gift sets around. These are certain to make her feel utterly loved and special. Furthermore, your gift will be noted as the BEST this year!

1.For Mum Choose: Estee Lauder Ready To Glow Gift Set, £90, www.selfridges.com

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Youthful luminosity is the name of the game with Estee Lauder’s remarkable gift set. Included in this chic bag is:

Advanced Night Repair Serum

Advanced Night Microcleansing Foam

Micro Essence

Revitalizing Serum + Crème

Revitalizing Supreme + Global Anti-Aging Refinishing Facial

Eye Supercharged Complex

This kit is priced at £90, but its results are completely priceless. Expect hydration, nourishment, repair and radiance. The collection contains miraculous products that look after your skin in the day, whilst the night serum tackles signs of aging as you sleep. Tired-looking eyes are no longer a problem. In fact, the only issue will be fighting off the compliments. All-in-all, not a bad problem to have!

2 For Your Girlfriend/Wife Choose: Dior J’Adore Eau De Parfum Jewel Box, £121 (100ml), www.selfridges.com

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Fellas listen up: Nothing says ‘I am crazy about you’ better than a perfume jewel box such as this one (unless you want to spend more and happen to have a Bugatti parked up ready for Christmas morning). When it comes to perfume, Dior is one of my favourite brands. They just get it spot on, every time. Gift it to me in a jewel box and I’m literally going to need peeling off the ceiling. For anyone who isn’t familiar with this scent, it brings forth a delicate explosion of ylang-ylang, Damascus rose, Indian jasmine and Indian tuberose. All who breathe in this hypnotic aroma become intoxicated with its beauty. A definite winner.

3.For Your Bezzie Choose: Neom Time For Real Luxury Set, £35 (Worth £39), www.lookfantastic.com

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Should you have a bf that is stressed out to the nines, this luxury gift set will feel like a dream. Included in the Scent To Destress range is a natural scent specifically formulated with 24 essential oils, that deliver unrivalled calming properties for the body and mind. In this luxury set you will find:

Nourish, Breathe & Calm Hand Balm (50ml)

Real Luxury Scented Candle (75g)

Real Luxury Bath & Shower Oil (10ml)

Light the candle and your friend will go from stress-head to totally zen before your very eyes!

4.For Your Sister Choose: Too Faced Limited-Edition Christmas Cookie House Party Makeup Collection, $58, www.toofaced.com

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Included in this fabulous brand’s Christmas Cookie House Party Makeup Collection is everything your sister would possibly need to get ready for the party season. The set combines:

20 Multi-Finish Eye Shadows

Medium Palette Of 6 Glitter And Matte Eye Shadows

Small Palette Of 3 Face Products

Travel-Sized Better than Sex Mascara

Travel-Sized Melted-Matte Gingerbread Man

Travel-Sized Shadow Insurance 24-hour Eye Shadow Primer

Have you tried any of these gorgeous products and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below and have a happy Sunday people. xx

Diminish Tech Neck With These 4 Awesome Sheet Masks

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‘Tech neck’ or ‘text neck’ is the term used to describe not simply pain but also the horizontal lines acquired from spending hours looking down at your laptop or phone. For those of you (like me) whose job it is to stare at the computer screen for hours on end, read on. This article will give you advice on the best sheet masks to overcome tech neck syndrome.

1.Oh, K Firming Tech Neck Targeted Mask, £12, www.lookfantastic.com
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Aging may be a sad fact of life – but there’s no way we are going to accept its presence on our skin prematurely, right? Too much screen use doesn’t just damage our eyes, but it can also trigger the much-feared neck wrinkles. Gulp. Don’t fret, awesome Korean skincare brand Oh K has created a true hero sheet mask to help us fend off the day we look in the mirror and then promptly faint. This vegan mask is brimming with avocado extract, that firms, hydrates and encourages elasticity. Phew.

2.Talika Bioenzymes Mask, Neck, £7,60 (25g), www.lookfantastic.com
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Another stand-out sheet mask is this one. Combining an 100% natural bio-cellulose mask (often used following surgery to speed up repair), this mask offers fast and super-efficient absorption of the antioxidant-rich ingredients. These components include 16-plant complex and 6 active ingredients like hyaluronic acid and aloe. Expect, firmer, smoother and younger-looking skin; a face and neck of which you will be proud.

3.TonyMoly Master Lab EGF Sheet Mask, $4, www.amazon.com
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When it comes to repairing wrinkles on the skin and neck, check out products that contain EGF as this has been shown to promote elasticity. This incredible sheet mask by innovative Korean brand, TONYMOLY combines a plethora of highly effective ingredients designed to target and treat those wrinkles and pesky tech neck.  The mask includes hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, hydrating water type formula snail mucin, ceramides, moisturising serum and caviar. This mask is also available in the UK via www.cultbeauty.co.uk

4.Rodial Neck Mask Single, £10, www.lookfantastic.com
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I must admit I was a little dubious about this mask’s potential for success, given the key ingredient is Syn-Ake Dipeptide. This is a component I know little about, but it is said to mimic the freezing effect of viper venom in order to achieve a firmer and more lifted result. However, I am aware of what a good brand Rodial is, therefore quite willing to give this a try. I was not disappointed. You can actually feel the mask working its magic. The outcome is a noticeably improved and tighter looking neck area. Take note though – whilst the results are awesome, this and all the other sheet masks do not offer a permanent solution. The results only last a couple of days. Therefore, should you want a more permanent outcome, you should be looking to do the neck and chin tightening exercises featured in my other article (click here).

Additionally, laser treatments can ward off the aging process for a satisfactory amount of time (although this does come with a hefty price tag).

Have you tired any of these sheet masks and what are your thoughts? Leave me a message in the comments below. Happy Monday! xx

The Best Ways To Diminish And Prevent Crepey Skin

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Recently, I have been asked a lot about crepey skin treatments that will actually work.  Age gives us so many gifts: experience, memories and wisdom. Oh yes, it also provides a generous supply of stiff joints, wrinkles and – wait – crepey skin, too! Hang on, what exactly is this age-related extra and how the HELL can we get rid of it?

Read on to discover the truth about this unwanted condition and how to best treat it.

What Is Crepey Skin?

It sounds like it belongs to a Halloween special and for good reason – it’s the stuff of nightmares. Crepey skin is basically sagging, wrinkled skin that affects the larger areas on your body. Imagine a really large wrinkle. Targeting thinner points on the skin, you may find them on the inner arms (around elbows and under the eyes). However, if you are really lucky, they can reach other places, too. In short, it’s a total let-down by your body.

What Causes This?

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The number one cause other than aging (as is usually the case) tends to be sun damage. However, dehydrated skin and losing weight can contribute to the issue.

How Can We Prevent Crepey Skin?

1.SPF

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I’ve said it before and I will say it again – a good SPF is the vital tool in our anti-aging mission.  Always choose an SPF in addition to your moisturiser and foundation (even when they include an SPF). I love NeoStrata’s Sheer Physical Protection SPF 50, £29.99, www.facethefuture.co.uk

2. Hyaluronic Acid

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A key component to keeping hydration at optimal levels and locking in moisture. Hyaluronic acid will help in this quest. A great and affordable product is The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, £7.87 (30ml), www.amazon.co.uk

This amazing product contains ultra-pure, vegan hyaluronic acid!

3.Body/Facial Oils

Maringa oil is incredible for evening out skin texture, repairing and preventing tissue damage. The result is fewer wrinkles and thwarting the dreaded crepe paper look.

4. Moisturiser

When it comes to slowing down the aging process, moisturiser is one product not to forget. Apply in the morning and at night to keep pesky crepey skin at bay.

How To Get Rid Of Crepey Skin

The most effective treatments include:

Retinol

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This ingredient will improve the appearance of skin texture and should be used regularly to achieve and maintain results. Do remember skin can be sensitive to retinoids and it can also further dry the skin, so always lather on the moisturiser and oils. I love Esthederm’s Intensive Retinol Serum, £49, www.facethefuture.co.uk

Face and Body: Laser

Visit your skincare clinic for laser treatment. A skin resurfacing laser will treat the areas of concern, triggering the formation of collagen production and diminishing the appearance of crepey skin. This can work out a tad pricey, but if you really want it gone this may be worth considering.

For The Neck: Cryolipolysis CoolSculpting (For Where There Has Been Excess Weight)

A tightening procedure generally administered to the neck or body where there are localised areas of fat. It targets and destroys the fat achieving good results.

Fillers

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Providing an instant plumping effect and stimulation new collagen production, the treatment may be costly, but will definitely do the trick (for a while). I feel that Sculptra is a good choice for such skin concerns.

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

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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

 

 

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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

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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

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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

 

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