Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Review: Herbivore Prism Exfoliating Serum

 Hi everyone,

I have just started to use the Herbivore Prism Exfoliating Serum as part of my Sunday evening skincare routine, due to running out of my Pixi Overnight Glow Serum.

- 12% AHA & 3% BHA
- A blend of natural AHAs including lactic, glycolic & Malic acids plus a concentration of natural BHA Willow Bark to exfoliate dead skin cells to reveal smooth, bright & glowing skin.

Key Ingredients
Bilberry Lactic Acid - A natural AHA to gently exfoliate & reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
Sugar Glycolic & Malic Acids - Natural AHAs to visibly improve skintone & texture
Willow Bark - A natural BHA to clarify & tone
Aloe & Rose Water - A duo of soothing botanical waters to calm & hydrate skin

This is a lovely exfoliating serum from Herbivore. It has a lovely lightweight texture that sinks into the skin straight away, but it leaves my skin slightly hydrated and not stripped unlike the Pixi Overnight Glow serum which I was using before hand.

It caught me by surprise the first time I used this serum, as I had forgotten how intense the serums from Herbivore could be. But, the more I have used this serum the more my skin has got used to this serum and it isn't as intense anymore. I can still feel this serum working once it has been applied to my skin, but its nowhere near as bad as the first time around.

I've found that I only need to use a couple of drops of this serum due to its lightweight formulation. I have noticed that my skin does feel smoother the following morning after I have used this serum.

If you do have sensitive skin, and are interested in trying this serum I would try and get a sample to try before investing into the full size. I'm just going off how intense I found this serum to be the first time I used it, and it could be a little bit too much for someone who has really sensitive skin.

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Review: DaJan Organics Ylang Ylang & Lavender Room & Linen Mist

 Hi everyone,

I have recently been using a room spray by a company that is local to me called DaJan Organics. The one that I have been using is in the fragrance Ylang Ylang & Lavender.

- Create an uplifting atmosphere with the Ylang Ylang & Lavender Room & Linen Mist
- Fragranced with Ylang Ylang, Lavender & Bergamot essential oils that encourage a light & positive mood

I've only been using this as a pillow spray for the past month, and it is absolutely brilliant. It not only relaxes me before I go to sleep, but it also sends me to sleep more or less straight away.

The fragrance of this room & linen mist smells divine, as it isn't just Ylang Ylang. There is something within the blend that creates a sweet warmth to the fragrance, and it's lovely.

They have to other fragrances within their room & linen mist collection, which I'm looking forward to picking up and exploring to see if they are just as good as this one.

If you are interested in looking into DaJan Organics they have a website and its www.soapyskin.co.uk

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Skincare Haul

 Hi everyone,

I have recently been doing a little shopping for skincare products, as I have quite a few that are due to finished anytime.

I went to Cult Beauty for a few of the products, and the rest are from Q&A Skincare.

Disciple Clean & Serene Facial Cleanser
Disciple is a brand that I would really like to explore, as they seem like a really interesting brand. The Clean & Serene cleanser is a new product from Disciple, and I'm really looking forward to using it when the time comes. I'm just not too sure which skincare routine I would like it be a part of at the moment.

Q&A Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Cleanser
This is the first of quite a few products from Q&A Skincare in this haul. My skin is really likes hyaluronic acid for an added boost of hydration, and it really enjoys the ingredient in the form of a cleanser; as it isn't stripping to the skin. I'm really looking forward to including into my skincare routine; and I think it's going to be part of my morning skincare routine.

Q&A Green Tea Daily Toner
This sounds like a really lovely toner use from Q&A, and I know that the ingredient green tea is meant to be really beneficial to the skin. The one thing about this toner is that you have to shake it before you apply it to your skin. I think its a bi-phase formula, but I'm not too sure on that at the moment.

Q&A Seaweed Peptide Eye Gel
The Seaweed Peptide Eye Gel was one product from Q&A that I had considered to pick up when I did my last Holland & Barrett Haul. With it being a peptide eye gel I have decided to put this into my night time skincare routine once my current eye gel is finished.

Q&A Chamomile Night Cream
This night cream sounds like I'm going to enjoy using it as part of my night time skincare routine. The consistency is a gel cream texture, but with a slightly thicker consistency. It's also meant to be soothing to the skin, as well as hydrating.

Youth To The People 'Daily Skin Health' Youth Stack
The Youth to the People 'Daily Skin Health' Youth Stack contains two of the products from the brand that I have always wanted to try. It contains a 30ml Superfood Cleanser and also a 15ml Superfood Moisture Cream. These are great deluxe sample sizes to try without splashing out on the full size products. The Superfood Moisture Cream is due to be rolled into my morning skincare routine anytime, as my current morning moisturiser is nearly finished. The Superfood Cleanser will be rolled into my evening skincare routine once I up a couple of other cleansers before hand.

Q&A Hyaluronic Acid Facial Serum
I have already have one these in my skincare back ups ready to go, so I thought that having one isn't going to do any harm. I love using hyaluronic acid facial oils during the day, as part of my morning skincare routine. So, I'm really looking forward to using this when I get around it.

Q&A Liquorice Lip Oil
I had no idea that Q&A did lip care, but my lips are in need of a bit of TLC. I will be keeping this in my handbag with me for when I'm on-the-go.

Tuesday, 13 July 2021

Review: Nivea Daily Essentials Refreshing Toner

 Hi everyone,

I have recently started to use the Nivea Daily Essentials Refreshing Toner as part of my morning skincare routine. As much as I like using toners within my skincare routines; this one ended up taking me a few weeks to get used too and I'll explain why further down in the review.

- Tones the skin & removes residues
- Leaves the skin feeling invigorated due to its mild & refreshing formula that contains Vitamin E & Hydra IQ
- Uses ingredients inspired by nature to create high performance products that work in harmony with your skin
- Suitable for Normal to Combination skin types

I started using this toner a few months ago, and it's taken me a good while to be able to form a view for this toner.

To me this is a good basic toner, and it does slightly hydrate my skin once it applied using a cotton pad. But, one of the first things that hit me when I first started to use this toner is how strong the fragrance is within this particular product. It smells strongly of the signature Nivea fragrance that they use within most of their products, but with this being a toner I wasn't expecting it to smell as strongly as it did. 
If you are sensitive to fragrances or your skin doesn't like strongly fragranced products applied to it then please don't use this product.

I'm usually okay with fragrance within skincare products, but there's a limit to what I can personally tolerate; and this ended up taking me a good few weeks to get used too.

The toner has a lightweight formula, but I've also found that I need of this toner to do its job; and that also shouldn't be the case. But, what I do agree with within the claims is that it is for people who have normal to combination skin. I would say that it is aimed at people who are more prone to combination skin, as it can be a little bit drying at times (not always).

Tuesday, 6 July 2021

DaJan Organics Haul

 Hi everyone,

I have done a little bit of shopping recently at a new store thats in my local area. The company is called DaJan Organics, and they are company who are actually based locally to myself. They specialise in Aromatherapy, skin care and creating an all round relaxing atmosphere for both yourself and within your home.

DaJan Organics Natural Moisturising Body Oil in Sandalwood & Patchouli
Out of both of the body oil scents this one appealed to me the most, as it seemed to be the most relaxing of the two scents available. This is also just the small size, which is 50ml but they also offer the body oils in an 100ml. This body oils contains loads of different natural oils that have different benefits to them. I'm really looking forward to using this body oil before I go to bed - just to see if it relaxes me a little bit more, and maybe sleep a little easier.

DaJan Organics Aromatherapy Room & Linen Spray in Ylang Ylang & Lavender
This is a slightly more brighter and happier scent compared to the Sandalwood & Patchouli, which is more relaxing. This can be used as a room spray and also a pillow/ linen and clothes spray; depending on how you fancy using it. There's a little bit of sweet note within the Ylang Ylang & Lavender fragrance, but I can't figure out what is giving it the sweetness. This also lasts within the room depending how much of it you use at any one time. The Ylang Ylang & Lavender Room & Linen Spray is happily sitting on bedside table to be used as a pillow spray.

DaJan Organics Shower Steamers in Mood Boost & Easy Breathe
They offer around five different scents for the shower steamers, but these where the two that appealed to me the most. The Mood Boost fragrance is Jasmine & Vanilla, and this is the sweeter one of the two scents that I have got, and the Easy Breathe fragrance is Peppermint & Eucalyptus; and this one will certainly wake you up in the mornings. You get three shower steamers per pack, and each shower steamer can last up to two showers. I'm really looking forward to using these in the shower, as it might make a little more enjoyable.

They also have a website which is www.soapyskin.co.uk, and they have a whole range of products on there from essential oils, gifts, hand and foot care, skincare, and also bath and body care.

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Review: Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum

 Hi everyone,

I have recently just started to use the Purito Pure Vitamin C Serum, as part of my evening skincare routine. 

- Purito Vitamin C serum is a perfect product to recharge your skin. The brightening serum with 5% Vitamin C & 84% hyaluronic acid along with natural niacinamide & red ginseng is perfect to rejuvenate the skin
- The serum relieves acne scars, dark circles & freckles along with whitening effects. It also promotes the effects of ant-ageing
- Ensures clear tone & firm healthy skin the following day
- Contains 5% Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)

This is a lovely, lightweight Vitamin C serum that sinks into the skin straight away. I have been using Vitamin C products for years, but this is the only one so far that I have experienced a slight tingling sensation once it has been applied to my skin. So, if you have sensitive skin this might not be the product for you due to the tingling sensation. The tingling sensation is due to this product containing 5% Ascorbic acid, which is the variant of Vitamin C used in this serum.

Purito also recommend to use one to two pumps of their Vitamin C serum, which I find to be more than enough as it does sink into the skin more or less straight away.

This is a lovely Vitamin C serum to use, and a great introduction into serums and facial oils that contain a slightly higher percentage of Ascorbic acid than what my not be easily accessible on the high street (at least for the moment).

Also, apologies for the photo as this serum does come with separate pump and it was supposed to be included on the photo. But, I knocked off the bottle while I was in the bathroom and the pump broke. I did try to fix it, but with no luck. So, I've transferred the serum to another skincare bottle which I had due to it being such a lightweight serum.

Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Review: Heimish All Clean Balm

 Hi everyone,

I have recently started to use the Heimish All Clean Balm as part of my evening skincare routine, and I'm really enjoying using it.

- Heimish All Clean Balm is a solid balm that transforms into a silky oil cleanser on the skin, and it then turns into a milky texture once you add water
- The soft & lightweight texture removes make up & residue without stripping the skin of it's natural oils. 
- Formulated with citrus herb oils to naturally brighten & nourish the skin
- Suitable for all skin types

I'm really enjoying using this cleansing balm as part of my evening skincare routine, as it does a really good at cleansing the skin. It also leaves the skin feeling both nourished and hydrated once it has been removed using a hot cloth. It also smells delightful and very spa like, which gives it a more luxurious feel and adds to the experience.

Also, you only need to use a little bit of this cleansing balm at a time, as a little bit goes a long way.  

I never understood the hype around this cleansing balm until I started to use it personally, as its not only just a lovely product to use, but it is also budget friendly.