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Review: Clear + Brilliant Laser

A few months ago I went for my annual check-up with Dr Webster and he told me about the latest innovation in laser treatments: the Clear + Brilliant laser (CBL). The CBL is a non-ablative fractional laser* that is considered to be one of the most gentle fractional laser treatments on the market (*non-ablative means that there are fewer side effects and minimal/no downtime, but that more treatments may be required to achieve results. Ablative fractional laser treatments yield quicker results, but you will need a few weeks off to recover). What makes the CBL unique is that it can…

Skincare Game Changer // SkinCeuticals H.A. Intensifier Serum Review & Giveaway!

Hyaluronic Acid (“HA”) is a natural substance found in the human connective tissue whose function is to cushion and lubricate. It is also a humectant, meaning that it draws water from the environment into the skin, helping to keep it hydrated. It plays a critical role in the maintenance of moisture levels, nourishment of the skin’s matrix and improvement in the appearance of firmness, plumpness and smoothness. In short, HA is responsible for keeping the skin looking youthful and healthy, and if you want to look your best for as long as possible, I would recommend introducing this ingredient immediately.…

Clinique Gift with Purchase // Edgars and Red Square Stores

The lovely people at Clinique are running a fantastic gift with purchase (GWP) promotion at Edgars and Red Square until 6 August 2017. If you buy two Clinique products, one of which has to be skincare of foundation product, you will receive the following: Pink and orange citrus toiletry bag; Liquid Facial Soap Mild 15ml; Smart Custom-Repair 7ml; Smart Custom Repair Night Moisturiser 7ml; Smart SPF Custom Repair Moisturizer 7ml; Aromatics in While 4ml; High Impact Mascara in Black 3.5ml; and Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm in Woppin Watermelon 1.2g. To take advantage of the offer, you can either…

Battling with ‘Winter Face’? Here’s How to Fix It.

I believe it was Alexa Chung who coined the phrase ‘winter face’ in a Lisa Eldridge video a few months ago (watch it here). You know what she means: that dry, lackluster, grey skin that seems to surface as soon as the temperatures drop. Gone is your spring/summer luminosity, radiance and clarity, and left in its place: flat, one-dimensional skin. Bleugh. Despite loving winter and the accompanying roaring fires, jerseys and general cosiness, I loathe what it does to my skin. The good news is that even though winter face will try and stake its claim, you can avoid it…

SkinCeuticals Art of Mixology

As Jules so succinctly put it: there are certain skincare brands that I feel 100% comfortable putting on my face for the first time because the brand trust is so strong, and SkinCeuticals is one of them. SkinCeuticals have spent the past forty years developing ground-breaking formulations and creating products that are unrivaled in their efficiency, firmly establishing themselves as the leaders in advanced skincare. Yes, the price points might be a little bracing, but given that all of their products are scientifically verified, you have the comfort of knowing that you are slathering your face with the best of the…

Quick Reviews #25:
Some New Skincare

Quick Reviews 25 | All Dolled Up

Kiehl’s Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream Kiehl’s make some of the best skincare on the market in my opinion (Ultra Facial Cream, Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Creme de Corps to name a few of my favourites) so I’m always interested when they launch a new product. The Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream is designed to help the skin “resist hydration loss while also aiding in recovery from existing skin damage” and is formulated from 99.6% naturally-derived ingredients, minus any parabens, mineral oils or synthetic colours and fragrances. The texture is fairly thick and the first few times I used it I didn’t…

5 Amazing Beauty Brands You Can Buy from ASOS

5 Beauty Brands to buy from ASOS

The Ordinary I wrote about The Ordinary skincare brand in this recent post and have really been enjoying the products I’ve used so far. The truth is that some skincare can be difficult to review because the results are either hard to see (I have pretty good skin to begin with so I’m not looking for a total transformation) or tend to only be visible over time. This is true of the Niacinamide and Retinoid serums – I like them both, had no adverse reactions and will continue to use them but it’s not like I stopped having sun spots…