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Best Day Moisturisers For When You Are On A Budget

Hey Lovelies!

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

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4 Of The Best At-Home Peels For Gorgeous Skin

Hey Lovelies!

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
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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

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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

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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

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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

 

No, Ingrown Hair, You May Not Have A Place On The Face

So, you think you have your list of skin concerns sussed – then out of the blue without any warning, the dreaded ingrown hair suddenly appears. What’s worse, there seems to be no getting rid of it without serious skin removal – it’s as if it has self-set in concrete! Well, if this rings a rather large bell, fear not; here are the best tips and product advice to ensure the unwanted guest is permanently removed from your face (or anywhere else). I love

1.Exfoliate

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Clogged hair follicles may cause hairs to grow inwards/sideways (any way but the right way). To Prevent this from happening as well as removing the stubborn already established hair by simply exfoliating in a circular motion and on a regular basis. The best products to use will contain BHA (beta-hydroxy acid) or salicylic acid. Alternatively, a sugar scrub (with as little oil as possible to prevent clogging) can help. I love Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant £26, Look Fantastic.

2.Tease Out With Tweezers

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If you can see the hair near to the surface, try to carefully tease this out with a pair of tweezers, but always make sure they are sterilised.

3.Warm Water

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Before hair removal soak a cloth in warm water and gently dampen the area you are about to treat.

4.Never Shave Eyebrow (or Any Other Are on Your Face)

There have been a few suggestions in the media about whether shaving areas on your face is a good idea. I cannot speak for everyone, but generally speaking unless you like stubble and ingrown hairs, avoid this one at all costs.

5.Ingrown Hair Preventative Products

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Aside from exfoliating with a sugar scrub or products that contain BHA or salicylic acid, you can also aid in the prevention of these irksome hairs with specific ingrown hair treatments. There are many on the market but the best one I have come across is the Skin Doctors Hair More Hair Inhibitor Spray, (approximately £10 for 120ml). Buy here

Do you have any good tips? Let me know in the comments below and have a lovely week! xx

5 Kick-Ass Liquid Exfoliants

Hey Lovelies!

Exfoliation is a vital part of maintaining good skincare and realistically we should try to exfoliate twice weekly to ensure our skin stays clear, pores are refined and our complexion remains one of radiant luminosity. However, which type of exfoliator to choose? AHAs can have huge merit, but with so much availability, do you have the right product for your skincare needs?

Today I have rounded up the best liquid exfoliators on the market; all of which will guarantee you keep your beautiful skin looking its best.

1.Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting BHA 2% Liquid Exfoliant, £26, www.paulaschoice.co.uk

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Should your skin concern be predominately blemish or pore related, this is the kitty for you! Tackling enlarged pores, acne, blemishes and imperfections with warrior-like abilities, this awesome exfoliator will literally feel like a dream discovery. Your complexion will be clear, hydrated, toned and beautiful.

2.Sunday Riley Good Genes, £85

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Including lactic acid and patented NG-5 Ageless Complex to fight and minimise fine lines and wrinkles ensures this is an incredible anti-aging product. However, this exfoliator has a few more tricks up its sleeve – it greatly improves circulation, elasticity and skin tone, whilst simultaneously fighting free radical damage. One point to remember is that being such an intensive treatment makes it unsuitable for those with sensitive skin.

3.Alpha H Liquid Gold, £33, www.cultbeauty.co.uk

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Alpha-H Liquid Gold is a must-have for treating those with damaged or aging skin. This fab exfoliator effectively refines pores, reduces pigmentation and fine lines and is extremely popular amongst us beauty editors. Once you try it, you will see why! N.B. Again, those with very sensitive skin should opt for the Alpha H starter kit (skin Solution for dry/sensitive skin. (£39.99)

4.Elemis Gentle Rose EXFOLIATOR, £31, Elemis

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I used to have skin that could take the harshest of products, but these days it takes the slightest drop of something considered ‘average strength’ and my face breaks out in an ugly red rash! This is where Elemis comes in: combining the superior beneficial properties of rose, this gentle exfoliator will feel like a velvet glove on the most sensitive of skin, revealing a beautiful clear and gorgeous complexion you will love!

5. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, £48, dermalogica.co.uk

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The good news is that this exfoliant is gentle enough for sensitive skin types. Although this comes in powder form, you add water until you reach the desired consistency. This incredible product combines highly researched and proven ingredients such as papaya, rice enzymes, salicylic acid and their Skin Brightening Complex that work in perfect harmony on your skin to reveal a luminous and youthful complexion fit for any princess (that’s us!)

Have you tried any of these exfoliators or do you have a fave exfoliator? Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment below. Have a great day xx

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