Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub – Tips and Tricks

Just in case you’re new here, or have ignored my praises of the Glycolic Scrub for the last two years, here is a little run down.  Targeted towards most skin types (excluding highly sensitive, red irritated skin), the Glycolic scrub is not only a physical scrub, but it also gives you the added benefits of chemical exfoliation, which in turn deeply cleans the pores and removed dead skin cells, leaving your skin as fresh as can be.  While the formula is super effective, it is surprisingly gentle for the amount of active ingredients.

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Friends!

I am sure you have heard me rave on and on about my absolute holy grail skincare product, Skinstitut Glycolic Scrub 14%. It certainly isn’t a stranger to my social media channels, but I thought I would share with you a few extra uses, tips and tricks to make the most out of this little gem of a scrub.

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Quick Overview 

Just in case you’re new here, or have ignored my praises of the Glycolic Scrub for the last two years, here is a little run down.  Targeted towards most skin types (excluding highly sensitive, red irritated skin), the Glycolic scrub is not only a physical scrub, but it also gives you the added benefits of chemical exfoliation, which in turn deeply cleans the pores and removed dead skin cells, leaving your skin as fresh as can be.  While the formula is super effective, it is surprisingly gentle for the amount of active ingredients. But I would recommend starting out sparingly, using the scrub only once or twice a week and only leaving on the skin for a few seconds. After a while you can amp up the frequency and play with the length of time it stays on your face.

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Well durr, Camille!  The standard use for the Glycolic Scrub is a 2-3 weekly treatment to keep skin clean and fresh. This is used in conjunction with your regular cleanser as an added deep clean. Just apply a pea-sized amount to a wet face and give yourself a gentle massage with the jojoba beads to reveal fresh, sparkly skin.

Intense Treatment 

In addition to above, you can also leave the scrub on your face for much longer to allow the glycolic scrub to really get to work on those dead skin cells. On a clean face, I’ll massage in the product and leave it for the entirety of my shower. The steam will open up your pores allowing the product to penetrate deeper.  I do this when my skin is more congested than usual, or is looking a little dull.

Lip Scrub

While using this bad boy as a scrub, I sometimes lightly apply a small amount to my lips and very gently buff away any flaky skin. I must stress to you, not to open your mouth or lick your lips while their is scrub around, because it really doesn’t taste very pleasant. I find that most of the flaky skin is removed and my lips are prepped for a liquid lipstick

Spot Treatment 

Have a particularly angry zit you need gone ASAP? Smack a dab of the scrub on your raging volcano and leave over night. The redness will be reduced, and hopefully so will the size. Remember to follow up with an oil-free moisturiser the next morning, as this treatment will dry out that pesky pimple, and the skin around it.

Body Exfoliator and/or Fake Tan Prep

Wanting to get rid of scaly skin? Planning on getting your faux glow on? The night before you plan to fake tan (Man, I am a poet), it’s best that you exfoliate those dry and knobbly bits to ensure an even application. By combining both the Skinsitut Glycolic Scrub and the Multi-Active Oil to dry skin and massaging in, you are giving those pins the pampering of a lifetime. After rinsing off, you’ll find your skin is buffed but super smooth and hydrated.

Kerastosis Pilaris 

Have you ever noticed small bumps, or rough dry skin on the backs of your arms or legs? This common condition is called Kerastosis Pilaris and is completely harmless and easily treated topically with, you guessed it, my bestie Glycolic. Apply the scrub to the skin and leave for a few minutes to see smooth bump-free skin.

Ingrown Hairs 

Do you suffer with in-grown hairs? Pesky little buggers.  The Glycolic Scrub can help you with this too! Seriously, what can’t it do?! By gently scrubbing the area, the Glycolic breaks down dead skin cells to enhance shedding of the skin, and the Jojoba beads buff the skin to encourage skin renewal while removing dirt, debris and even old hair from the follicle.  But use very sparingly around sensitive areas, I would NOT recommend getting this scrub anywhere near your lady bits.  Acid and vaginas DO NOT mix.

 

If you can’t tell, I am a slave to this scrubby miracle worker. It is a product that i am never without. It permanently lives in my shower and I cannot imagine it being replaced anytime soon. Do you have a holy grail skin-care product? Do you love the Glycolic Scrub as much as I?

 

Speak soon,

 

Camille x

*DISCLAIMER – Although these products were sent for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest and my own. No sponsorship or money has been provided for my review. All discount codes are not affiliated, unless specifically stated. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.

 

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Elucent Skincare REVIEW

The one thing that sticks out for me with Elucent is it’s inclusion of fabulous active ingredients.

Hello petals,

Here we are again, looking at another skincare review. This time I wanted to discuss Elucent skincare. I have previously used their whitening range, and was quite impressed with the results and quality of the products. So, when I was asked to more formal review, I did a little happy dance. I used the products previously until they were empty, and have been using them again for the last 4 weeks.

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The one thing that sticks out for me with Elucent is it’s inclusion of fabulous active ingredients. Since discovering the world of AHA’s (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) a little while ago, it is something that I find is essential in my skincare products. It has completely changed the texture, look and all-round health of my complexion. AHA’s work by gently chemically exfoliating and resurfacing the skin to leave brighter, smoother and fresher skin.  The Anti-Aging range star ingredient is AHA’s, while the Whitening Range uses Safflower Seed Oil and Emblica Fruit extract to target pigmentation. I have been using products from both ranges.

So, let’s break down the regime…

Anti-Aging Gentle Cleanser

It was recommended that  I use the Anti-Aging Gentle Cleanser with 2% AHAs for refining and brightening my sometimes dull complexion.

Carefully formulated with a blend of cleansers and moisturisers this gentle facial cleanser will refresh the skin without causing dryness, while the combination of AHAs and vitamins B3 and E work together to gently exfoliate and visibly revitalise the skin. After using this face wash, your skin is perfectly prepared for your Elucent moisturiser. Use Elucent Anti-Ageing Gentle Cleanser as your primary skin cleanser for youthful-looking skin.

This cleanser is really lovely and mild. As expected it is gentle on skin and doesn’t leave me feeling tight and dry. As an avid user of the ‘double cleanse’ method, the Elucent cleanser really is the perfect second step to ensure my skin is getting an effective clean while being nourished at the same time . I LOVE the thought of the AHA’s gently exfoliating and treating my skin without the harsh drying that usually comes along with using hard-working active ingredients. With only 2% AHA’s, combined with soothing B3 and E vitamins, this is a really great product to use to slowly introduce your skin to chemical exfoliation without the threat of irritation.  This is definitely my favourite out of the products that I have tried.

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Whitening Day Moisturiser 

The powerful moisturising agents work to give the skin a hydrating boost, while the broad spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen helps protect the skin from the damaging effects of the sun and sun induced darkening. For best results, use in combination with Elucent Whitening Exfoliating Cleanser and Elucent Whitening Night Moisturiser

As soon as I pumped out the day moisturiser into my hand, I was a little concerned. The formula is quite thick, white and scented like sunscreen – reminding of my days in the surf club, of thick heavy sun block that leaves a white cast. However, my initial impressions were way off.  The cream rubs and absorbs into the skin fairly easily, with no white cast in sight. It does however leave a slight tacky finish, but not greasy at all, I find that this actually works well under makeup and creates a great base even slightly improving the longevity of wear. My face feels soft, hydrated and I feel confident that the SPF30 (UVA & UVB) fully protects my skin from our harsh Australian sun.

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Whitening Night Moisturiser 

The rich moisturisers work to help revitalise the skin’s appearance by replenishing moisture lost throughout the day, while helping to reduce the appearance of dark spots and discolouration. For best results, use in combination with Elucent Whitening Exfoliating Cleanser and Elucent Whitening Day Moisturiser.

I really enjoy this night cream, and find that it is just nourishing enough for my oily skin without being too heavy. I don’t get on with anything too rich, but I still need something hydrating enough to keep my skin happy. This product definitely sits in that bracket. The formula looks and feels really thick at first, but once spread across the face, it sinks in effortlessly. I did notice brightening effects after prolonged use, but only a minimal difference in pigmentation. But with that being said, my skin is as pigmented as anything at the moment – a lovely side effect of pregnancy.

Overall, I think the quality of these products are fabulous – especially for the price. The active and nourishing ingredients shine through, giving users effective skincare products, targeting specific concerns without hurting the wallet.

 

Elucent Skincare can be found nationwide at Chemist Warehouse.

 

Camille x

 

*This post has been sponsored by Elucent skincare, however all views and opinions are 100% honest and my own. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.

Youth To The People

Superfoods have been making headlines in the health industry for years, but only recently has the concept been adopted by the beauty industry. 

Youth To The People have pioneered the way when it comes to incorporating health and lifestyle into beauty products.

Hello!

Superfoods have been making headlines in the health industry for years, but only recently has the concept been adopted by the beauty industry.

Youth To The People have pioneered the way when it comes to incorporating health and lifestyle into beauty products. The line is founded on the idea that what you apply to your skin should be as nourishing and wholesome as what you eat. Taking the concept of a beautiful cold-pressed green juice and turning that into skincare. Combining both superfoods and science, YTTP boast formulas that are 100% vegan, fragrance-free, cruelty-free and packaging that is 100% recyclable. So not only are the products perfected through science, but they are also high-quality with a huge social conscience.

I have been trialling three of Youth To The People’s most popular products and thought I would share my thoughts and see if they live up to their claims.

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Kale and Green Tea Spinach Vitamins Age Prevention Cleanser *

This is where the green juice concept is most obvious; just look at those hero ingredients, and that colour! The product is housed in a beautiful glass bottle and really looks gorgeous sitting in the shower or on the vanity.

Packed with antioxidant-rich kale, spinach, green tea, and alfalfa, Youth to the People Age Prevention Cleanser keeps your skin glowing and protects against free radical damage, environmental stresses, and redness. It’s gentle and non-drying, so your skin is left feeling refreshed and clean. Use it daily to prevent buildup in pores, while keeping your skin balanced and healthy-looking.

The formula is as you’d expect from the colour, it is fresh, light and refreshing. True to form, it doesn’t foam up all that much, as it is gel cleanser, which I like as I find foaming cleanser generally make my skin feel dry and tight. Although it is free from added fragrance, there is a slight subtle hint of fresh fruity-ness but it is a nice bonus.

The YTTP Age Prevention Cleanser leaves my skin feeling super soft, fresh and clean. It removes dirt and makeup like a dream and it really is a pleasure to use.  After over a months use, I can say that this is a hardworking but simplistic cleanser. It is practical but doesn’t produce any hard hitting results. Instead it is a reliable cleanser that without fail leaves skin bright, clean and super fresh. I noted that my skin didn’t dry out, nor was it left feeling greasy. It balanced my skin and did a great job at keeping it clean.

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Spirulina and Microalgae Kale and Spinach Age Prevention Superfood Mask*

The colour of this mask instantly makes me think of a bitter green, but oh-so healthy green juice. This mask is meant to be suitable for all skin tones and targets, yep, you guessed it, fine lines and aging.

Age Prevention Superfood Mask feeds your skin with the best superfoods—sea greens, spirulina, and bioactive microalgae combined with a proprietary blend of kale, spinach, and green tea. This powerful formula delivers age-fighting antioxidants, phytonutrients, essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals to protect from free radicals and support natural turnover. Crosslinked hyaluronic acid keeps you fresh by visibly plumping, hydrating, and locking in moisture for a youthful-looking complexion.

The Superfood mask feels and looks like a rich heavy duty mask. The scent is much stronger than the cleanser and smells quite earthy and herb-y. The formula spreads best with a brush as it is quite thick. As soon as I applied the mask to my face, I felt a cold slightly stinging sensation – which I’m not worried about, in fact I quite like it, but I would imagine it would be intense for those sensitive skin gals. I like to layer the mask on quite thick, so it does take a little while to dry and it continues to give off a cooling feeling the whole time.

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After the mask is washed off, my skin looks ahhhhhmazing. My pores seem to be minimised and any active acne is definitely lessened and any redness is gone.  I wouldn’t agree with the claims that the mask locks in moisture, as my skin feels a little dry and is in need of a hydration top up afterwards. Overall it is a fabulous mask, but I think it is more suited to normal to oily skin types.

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Kale and Spinach Green Tea Hyaluronic Acid Age Prevention Moisture Cream*

Whoa, what a mouthful. Again, sticking to the anti-ageing theme, this moisturiser focuses on plumping the skin, while treating fine lines and wrinkles.

Packed with leafy green superfoods like spinach, kale, and green tea, Youth to the People’s multi-benefit moisture cream restores, rejuvenates, and conditions the skin. The light, whipped texture absorbs quickly to deliver antioxidants and phytonutrients that protect against free radicals, environmental stresses, and redness. Hyaluronic acid hydrates and locks in your skin’s natural moisture. The refreshing, subtle scent is naturally derived from cold-pressed extracts.

This cream isn’t really a cream at all. The formula has a light, gel-like consistency and is a gorgeous minty green that has a similar scent as the cleanser. This is easily my favourite pick of the bunch. The moisturiser melts in after 15 seconds, it is light but certainly packs a punch. My face looks instantly brighter and fresh, and not to mention it is super smooth and noticeably more plump. I do think however, that it may not be the best match for dry skin, as I don’t think it would be rich nor  hydrating enough.

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Overall, while I really do love all the products, and think the concept behind it is fabulous. I don’t find the products to be too revolutionary as far as results go. Butttttt if you are health conscious and a bit of a foodie, I think this range would be absolutely ideal and a great addition to your skincare regime.

Until next time,

Camille x

*DISCLAIMER – Although these products were sent for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest and my own. No sponsorship or money has been provided for my review. All discount codes are not affiliated, unless specifically stated. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.

 

Mecca Must Haves

Over the last few months there have been some incredible new releases at Mecca. While I’d love to walk you through every one of my favourite products, I don’t want to be writing a novel.  So,  I thought I’d highlight a few of my current must haves and holy grail products.

Hello beautiful people,

Over the last few months there have been some incredible new releases at Mecca. While I’d love to walk you through every one of my favourite products, I don’t want to be writing a novel.  So,  I thought I’d highlight a few of my current must haves and holy grail products.

Nars 

Oh, where to begin? I love Nars, I  really do.  The fabulous PowerMattes* are only new to my collection, but man, they have made an impression. The formula is light, and slightly watery, but packs a pigmented punch. They apply easily – especially thanks to the pointed applicator. They seriously last all day without too much flaking at all. While they are on the pricey side of things, keep in mind there is no need to top ups during the day, so the tube is going to last you about 3 times as long as a regular lipstick.

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Still on Nars, this wouldn’t be a ‘must-haves’ post without the mention of the Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer*. I have spoken many times about this pot of magic, and you can find a detailed blog post here. I have been using this concealer almost daily to cover up the effects of sleep deprivation thanks to pregnancy hormones. They are just perfect for daily wear. They are light, blendable, long-wearing with minimal creasing and have no need for a setting powder.  They really are the most perfect, all in one concealer.

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Bare Minerals 

To be quite honest, Bare Minerals really wasn’t ever on my radar. There was nothing that really jumped out to me. That was until they released their incredible Gen-Nude collection. Their lip products are such high-quality and measure up against the make-up big wigs. Both the liquid lipstick* and gloss formulas are exceptional, I cannot fault either of them. The more products I use from the brand, the more I fall in love. Don’t be foolish like me and discount them, because there are some absolute gems in the range.

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Hourglass 

Hourglass is another one of those brands that I cannot get enough of. Their products are of the highest quality and honestly feel like they contain some sort of magic. All of their powders add the most beautiful glow to the skin and somehow make you look fresh, healthy and airbrushed. Now those are big claims coming out of my mouth, but I wholeheartedly believe it. Their blushes are stunning, they blend like no other. The flush on the cheeks look so natural and glowy.

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The Ambient Lighting Powders are by far my favourite. Basically, I can’t leave the house without a dusting of Dim Light. With my oily skin, I have always been hesitant to dabble in illuminating powders – there is nothing good about looking like a greasy disco ball. But Dim Light is like a facial in a compact. It smoothes, hides imperfections and adds the most healthy looking glow to the complexion – like i said, it is some sort of sorcery.

Mecca Max

Unless you have been living under a rock, you would have heard about the really exciting release of Mecca’s own line MECCA MAX. I have had the chance to trial most of the range, and have definitely discovered some must-have products. Firstly I have to mention the incredible Power Couple Mascara*. From first swipe on the lashes, I fell in love. This mascara lengthens and defines, leaving my eyelashes super fluttery. There is no flaking or smudging in sight. That alone sold me, but this mascara has a nifty little featutre – the dual wand. The smaller brush allows you to really get into the roots to create volume, and accentuate bottom and corner lashes. My new holy grail mascara.

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Mecca MAX have really hit the mark with their lip products. From the gorgeous Pout Pop * lipsticks that are dreamily creamy, to the non-sticky but pigmented Boss Gloss* and the hydrating City Slickers Tinted Oil* , this range cannot be faulted. I have found myself reaching for Mecca Max lip products on the daily, over my usual go-to products. The range is affordable, full of gorgeous colours and just screaming to be a part of your collection.

Dr Dennis Gross 

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I rave almost on a weekly basis about my love for all things  Dr DG. I will tell anyone who will listen how incredible the Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peels* are. Seriously, everyone needs these in their lives. Nothing, and I mean nothing, has improved my skin like these have. The targeted formula of both AHA’s and BHA’s work together to treat almost all skincare concerns. They chemically exfoliate by removing dead skin cells, polishing the skin, treating ageing concerns to reveal smooth, bright and even skin. An absolute must have. You can read more about these clever little pads here and here.

FRANK

Where would a must haves list be without good old trusty Frank. I have loved body scrubs for so damn long. The sensation of buffing and polishing skin just feels a little too good.  Since becoming pregnant, I have loved scrubs even more. I need to ensure my skin is polished and hydrated to prevent stretch marks, so Frank has been joining me in the shower more often than not. Even my partner Kane is quite partial to Frank – Who would have thought?!  Plus that gorgeous coffee scent really kick starts my morning, especially while my caffeine intake is limited. Damn you, growing baby.

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Too Faced 

Too Faced have some damn good products. But there is one gem that I have re-purchased, over and over again. The Milk Chocolate Soleil Bronzer is the most beautiful everday bronzer in my collection. Not only does it smell like a chocolate dream, but it is the most perfect contour colour that blends effortlessly. It can be worn quite sheer or built up for an intense Instagram-worthy contour. I always reach for this over my other matte bronzers.

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Lanolips 

I recently raved about the Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Treatment* over on the ‘gram. It has been my lip saviour for tail-end of winter. This unique product is not only a suuuuuper hydrating creamy balm but it also works as a natural exfoliate to get rid of those pesky little dry flakes. It adds a glossy sheen to the lips and smells exactly like icy-poles. So really it covers all bases.

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Urban Decay

I would put money on the fact that almost every beauty-enthusiast has had a bottle of Urban Decay All-Nighter Setting Spray in their collections at some point. It is a cult product and for all the right reasons. It truly sets that cake in place for hours on end. It settles down any excess powders, doesn’t add shine, nor does it matte out that beaming glow. If you are after a good quality and effective setting spray, this little bottle is your best bet.

WinkyLux *

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This quirky little brand is just too cute for words. They are known for their kitschy packaging, especially the medication shaped lipsticks.  I personally think their lipsticks are just gorgeous, and are great to throw in the handbag for touch ups throughout the day. I also adore their balms.* Not only do they smell delicious, but they add a kiss of sheen and colour to the lips, while adding a boost of hydration. Plus what other lip balm has a gorgeous dried flower encased in the actual product?

What are your Mecca must-haves? Have you added any more to your wishlist?

 

Speak soon,

Camille x

*DISCLAIMER – Although these products were sent for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest and my own. No sponsorship or money has been provided for my review. All discount codes are not affiliated, unless specifically stated. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.

 

Current Favourites (Life Update)

Hello 🙂

It has been a while. While I have been busting to blog,  finding the time and energy of late has been a little difficult. I have had 100’s of ideas swirling around and posts writing themselves in my head, but when I finally tried to put fingers to keyboard I would lose all sorts of cognitive function and become a drivelling mess. But there is a really good reason for that – I’m pregnant! The first trimester knocked me around a lot and some days it was a struggle just to get out of bed to make a cuppa (even though I would throw that up 10 minutes afterwards…). Combine that with working full-time and house-hunting, our day-to-day life has been a bit all over the place. But, alas, at 19 weeks I am finally feeling like my normal self. Well, as normal as you can feel with a small child sucking the life out of you.

While I am hoping to continue blogging about beauty products, it makes sense that my ideas of what is important may change and the topics I write about broaden, but I will continue to write with honesty and integrity, keeping my readers in mind. I hope that you will enjoy coming along for the ride in this exciting yet, slightly terrifying time.

Considering a few months have passed, I thought I would jump straight into sharing some of my favourite products.

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Gilded Cage Revelation Cream Eyeshadows*

Being incredibly time poor has found me reaching for more practical items. Even though I am on the hunt for more time efficient products, that doesn’t mean I will settle for a poor performing product. My standards are as high as ever and Gilded Cage have delivered the goods. Their cream eyeshadows deliver on pigment, longevity and practicality all while saving me time each morning. The formula applies like a dream and is easily blended out for a polished look. I do need to use an eye-primer with these (as I do for all eyeshadows) to ensure they go the distance without creasing. The shades are gorgeous and allow you to go from work wear, to something a little more smokey. I cannot fault these eyeshadows.

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MooGoo Shea Sorbet*

This fabulous thick cream has been saving my skin from the dreaded winter flakiness. While it does take a bit of effort to warm up and make it emulsify, it certainly is worth it. MooGoo Shea Sorbet smells fresh and moisturises like no other. While it is typically meant for cracked heals and super dehydrated skin, I have been smothering it all over my growing body and it has been working an absolute treat. No scaly skin in sight. There is a damn good reason I have been a lover of MooGoo for over 6 years.

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Obagi Hydrate Luxe Moisturier*

My poor skin seems to be suffering with winter more than ever. It is a little sensitive and super dehydrated. So instead of my normal gel based moisturiser I have decided to opt for something a bit heavier. I have a lot of trust in Obagi products and tend to revert back to them if I am having a skin issue. I have been using the Hydrate Luxe Moisturiser and it has addressed all my concerns. While this moisturiser is super thick, it absorbs easily and leaves my skin hydrated and happy. I do only use this at night, as I feel it might make me a little greasy throughout the day. It is probably one of the more heavier creams I have ever use, but it is certainly agreeing with my oily mug.

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Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield*

I have mentioned Murad a few times on my channels, because I am pretty damn obsessed with their skincare range.  There are a few superstar products and the Invisiblur Perfecting Shield certainly is one of them.  This bad boy blurs out my massive pores and makes my skin feel so damn silky. It sits beautifully under makeup and looks even better without it.  I tend not to wear too much makeup over the weekend and this little bottle of magic has been getting a work out.

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NYX Total Control Drops

The hype around these foundation drops are real! The formula is light, but super pigmented. They allow you to customise your coverage without looking too cakey. The foundation blends easily and leaves the skin with a satin but slightly powdery finish. Applying  these drops is an absolute breeze. The longevity is on point and so far I cannot find any flaws.

 

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Burts Bees Complete Nourishment Facial Oil

Another product I have been using to banish the winter skin blues is the Burts Bees Nourishment Facial Oil. This oil is seriously light-weight and easily absorbed. I am able to use this under makeup without a worry and I’ve noticed that it actually makes my under eye concealer sit better. Not only is the formula just heavenly, but the lavender fragrance really adds to the overall experience of the product. This stuff is liquid gold.

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Silk’n Revit Diamond Microdermabrasion System*

I would absolutely love to get monthly microderms, they really brighten up my complexion and leave my skin fresh, glowy and plump. But, I cannot justify the price for regular treatments when I have so much going on. Enter the ReVit device. This little at home microdermabrasion really is the next best thing. It is super easy to use and gives me those fresh glowy results I love so much. Plus I can use this whenever I have a spare 10 minutes, in the comfort of my own home. You can even customise the treatment to suit your skin tone, sensitivity and needs. What a winner.  After a few months of use, my skin is looking healthy and clear. No need to fork out each week for professional treatments.

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This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

Oh myyyy sweet lavender jesus, where has this been my whole life? I am a huge believer in the way scents can affect our mood and well being.  This little gem has turned into an absolute must have in my life. The fragrance is soft and instantly calming. It is said to have an almost sedative effect which I can vouch for. My stresses and tensions melt away as soon as I lay down in my lavender and chamomile scented bed. I even keep a little travel spray of this glorious concoction in my handbag to have a sniff whenever work is crushing my will to live.

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Hourglass Everything

And lastly, I have been obsessed with everything and anything Hourglass. While these are far from new favourites, they certainly have been getting a work out. The blushes add the most delicious healthy looking glow to my skin without looking too overdone or too unnatural. My personal faves are Mood Exposure – A stunning plummy/mauve shade that would look right at home on any skintone and Brilliant Nude – a very subtle peach that adds the most perfect amount of life to otherwise dull cheeks. The Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light is a daily staple. I use this as the last step of my routine and I dust it lightly over the whole face, it adds a ‘lit from within’ look and makes me so damn glowy and alive looking – I cannot go without out.  I really need to buy the whole Hourglass collection!

 

Apologies for the couple of stock photos – the blog post took me long enough to write. I gotta ease back into it.

What have you been loving recently?

Camille x

*DISCLAIMER – Although these products were sent for my consideration, all views and opinions are 100% honest and my own. No sponsorship or money has been provided for my review. All discount codes are not affiliated, unless specifically stated. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. I try my hardest to provide my readers with accurate information, but I am not by any means a professional, nor am I an expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.