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New post up on the blog about the @ceraveuki Hydrating Cleanser! 
Cerave is such a great brand to use if you want to get into using skincare more, it’s a great place to start off 
Don’t forget to leave a comment letting me know what you think ❤️ (link is in the bio) .
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New post up on the blog about the @ceraveuki Hydrating Cleanser! Cerave is such a great brand to use if you want to get into using skincare more, it’s a great place to start off Don’t forget to leave a comment letting me know what you think ❤️ (link is in the bio) . . . . #cerave  #scottishbloggers  #hydratingcleanser  #skincarejunkie  #shinyhappybloggers  #glasgowblogger  #bloggerstribe  #bbloggers  #skincare  #wakeupandmakeup  #skincareaddict  #skincarecommunity  #sunscreen  #ceravehydratingcleanser  #drugstoreskincare 
If you had to chose a favourite acid what would it be? Mine would be Glycolic acid.

Commonly know as a Alpha Hydroxy Acid. Glycolic acid is made from sugar cane and is the smallest of the acids meaning it can penetrate into the epidermis further than most acid, it can effect lots of good changes from surface level exfoliation to stimulating fibroblast cells deep in the dermis which product collagen that keeps our skin firm and bouncy.

Glycolic acid is so small so it might not be the best for sensitive skin as it can cause irritation.

Glycolic acid can be found anywhere from 5% to 70% 
5% can be purchased over the counter and can used everyday we see it in products like @pixibeauty Glow Tonic and alpha hskincare Liquid Gold where as stronger strengths like 30% and above should only be used by professionals at spaced out intervals.

Glycolic acid can help to lighten the skin where you have left over Post Inflammatory Erythema, it can help with evening out skin texture and tone, I mentioned earlier it can also help with anti ageing by stimulating collagen production.
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If you had to chose a favourite acid what would it be? Mine would be Glycolic acid. Commonly know as a Alpha Hydroxy Acid. Glycolic acid is made from sugar cane and is the smallest of the acids meaning it can penetrate into the epidermis further than most acid, it can effect lots of good changes from surface level exfoliation to stimulating fibroblast cells deep in the dermis which product collagen that keeps our skin firm and bouncy. Glycolic acid is so small so it might not be the best for sensitive skin as it can cause irritation. Glycolic acid can be found anywhere from 5% to 70% 5% can be purchased over the counter and can used everyday we see it in products like @pixibeauty Glow Tonic and alpha hskincare Liquid Gold where as stronger strengths like 30% and above should only be used by professionals at spaced out intervals. Glycolic acid can help to lighten the skin where you have left over Post Inflammatory Erythema, it can help with evening out skin texture and tone, I mentioned earlier it can also help with anti ageing by stimulating collagen production. . . . #bloggerstribe  #bbloggers  #scottishbloggers  #glasgowblogger  #shinyhappybloggers  #Skincarecommunity  #skincarejunkie  #alphah  #alphahliquidgold  #glycolicacid  #alphahydroxyacids  #skincare  #skincareblogger  #aha  #alphahydroxyacid 
If there’s one thing I love about @paulaschoiceuk it’s the fact they offer travel/sample sizes.
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How many times have you bought an expensive skincare product only to find out it doesn’t work with your skin? I feel like getting to try an adequate sample of the product first lets you know if it’s going to work for your skin.
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Take the 1% Clinical Retinol for example, it’s pretty strong and you might not react well to it because you might not have used a higher strength retinol or you have sensitive skin and then spending £50+ on a product you might not be able to use where as you can buy the travel size for £13 if it doesn’t work for you you just find something that does and you haven’t wasted your money! ❤️🙌🏻
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If there’s one thing I love about @paulaschoiceuk it’s the fact they offer travel/sample sizes. . How many times have you bought an expensive skincare product only to find out it doesn’t work with your skin? I feel like getting to try an adequate sample of the product first lets you know if it’s going to work for your skin. . Take the 1% Clinical Retinol for example, it’s pretty strong and you might not react well to it because you might not have used a higher strength retinol or you have sensitive skin and then spending £50+ on a product you might not be able to use where as you can buy the travel size for £13 if it doesn’t work for you you just find something that does and you haven’t wasted your money! ❤️🙌🏻 . . . . . #paulaschoice  #skincarelover  #glasgowblogger  #skincareaddict  #shinyhappybloggers  #cosmetics  #retinol  #retinolserum  #retinoid  #bbloggers  #clinical1retinol  #paulaschoiceretinol  #wakeupandmakeup  #bloggerstribe  #Skincarecommunity  #skincare  #scottishbloggers 
After being sent an empty box to review originally 😉😂 I finally get to try out some @versoskincare that @beautyqueenuk is always going on about! ❤️ Verso is a Swedish brand and it’s name comes from the Latin “to reverse” which if I’m honest is rather clever. Verso isn’t a brand I had heard of before reading a few reviews.

I got send 3 of there number 4 serums to try out: Antioxidant Turmeric Booster, (£79) Super Facial Serum (£110) and Hydration Serum (£79)

This brand would be classified in my books as a luxury brand seeing as the products are so expensive.

Super Facial Serum is said to contain a form of retinol that is 8x times stronger than your average retinol. I found it rather hard to find out what the retinol was apparently it is Retinyl Retinoate which is a new generation of retinol it has been shown promise in what limited research there is of this ingredient. It is said to be less irritating than traditional retinols as well because if it’s slower conversion to retinoid acid.

Antioxidant Turmeric Booster obviously contains turmeric is said to be beneficial because of Curcumin a bioactive compound that has anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties. While turmeric is touted as the cure all there is very little scientific research on the benefits so take what is said with a grain of salt. Antioxidant booster also contains vitamin E which we all know is an antioxidant which can help to keep the skin smooth and soft but contrary to popular belief vitamin E does not help heal skin/scars it’s actually shown to make them worse over time or even have no effect at all. In a study conducted by Baumann and Spencer it was shown that a third of all participants ended up developing contact dermatitis because of the vitamin E (PUBMED - https://bit.ly/2QBlFgZ)

Finally we have Hydration Serum which contains one of my favourite ingredients Niacinamide this really is a fantastic thing it can help with enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, dullness and strengthening the skins surface not to mention it works fantastically when paired with a Vitamin C serum. This serum is great for barrier repair because it contains ingredients that work to repair barrier function.
After being sent an empty box to review originally 😉😂 I finally get to try out some @versoskincare that @beautyqueenuk is always going on about! ❤️ Verso is a Swedish brand and it’s name comes from the Latin “to reverse” which if I’m honest is rather clever. Verso isn’t a brand I had heard of before reading a few reviews. I got send 3 of there number 4 serums to try out: Antioxidant Turmeric Booster, (£79) Super Facial Serum (£110) and Hydration Serum (£79) This brand would be classified in my books as a luxury brand seeing as the products are so expensive. Super Facial Serum is said to contain a form of retinol that is 8x times stronger than your average retinol. I found it rather hard to find out what the retinol was apparently it is Retinyl Retinoate which is a new generation of retinol it has been shown promise in what limited research there is of this ingredient. It is said to be less irritating than traditional retinols as well because if it’s slower conversion to retinoid acid. Antioxidant Turmeric Booster obviously contains turmeric is said to be beneficial because of Curcumin a bioactive compound that has anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties. While turmeric is touted as the cure all there is very little scientific research on the benefits so take what is said with a grain of salt. Antioxidant booster also contains vitamin E which we all know is an antioxidant which can help to keep the skin smooth and soft but contrary to popular belief vitamin E does not help heal skin/scars it’s actually shown to make them worse over time or even have no effect at all. In a study conducted by Baumann and Spencer it was shown that a third of all participants ended up developing contact dermatitis because of the vitamin E (PUBMED - https://bit.ly/2QBlFgZ) Finally we have Hydration Serum which contains one of my favourite ingredients Niacinamide this really is a fantastic thing it can help with enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, dullness and strengthening the skins surface not to mention it works fantastically when paired with a Vitamin C serum. This serum is great for barrier repair because it contains ingredients that work to repair barrier function.
If you’ve followed me for any length of time you’ll know I’m not a big fan of traditional toning in my opinion it’s useless these days.

The original timers of the years gone by were used to remove the residue of your cleanser as they used to be thick and oily, they were also used to balance out skin as old cleansers were rather alkaline as well but with our more complex and cosmetically elegant cleansers of today we don’t need toners anymore.

The only time I see a toner being useful if it’s an acid tone like this one by @officialmedik8 
Pore Minimising Tonic is great for using just after you cleanse as it will help to clear out pores! Contrary to popular myth pores do not open or close they only look large and open because they might be congested with a mixture of sebum and dead skin cells. .
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This tonic is a combination of Lactic and Mandelic acids both are known to be more gentle on the skin that Glycolic. I like the explain Lactic Acid as little pac men that eat up all of the dead skin cells. Lactic acid is great for dry skin as it is known as the hydrating acid. Mandelic acid is a great exfoliant it’s not as effective as glycolic due to its size (twice as large) since Mandelic is rather new there isn’t much research on it just now.
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I used this for the first time yesterday when I was getting a facial done by @skynglasgow if you are in Glasgow check them out 🙌🏻❤️ you can also buy Medik8 from them as well.

Usually with a glycolic toner I feel a tingle but with this I didn’t feel anything which is great because I have been use prescription strength retinol and I have to be careful now since my skin is a little more sensitised. .
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If you’ve followed me for any length of time you’ll know I’m not a big fan of traditional toning in my opinion it’s useless these days. The original timers of the years gone by were used to remove the residue of your cleanser as they used to be thick and oily, they were also used to balance out skin as old cleansers were rather alkaline as well but with our more complex and cosmetically elegant cleansers of today we don’t need toners anymore. The only time I see a toner being useful if it’s an acid tone like this one by @officialmedik8 Pore Minimising Tonic is great for using just after you cleanse as it will help to clear out pores! Contrary to popular myth pores do not open or close they only look large and open because they might be congested with a mixture of sebum and dead skin cells. . . This tonic is a combination of Lactic and Mandelic acids both are known to be more gentle on the skin that Glycolic. I like the explain Lactic Acid as little pac men that eat up all of the dead skin cells. Lactic acid is great for dry skin as it is known as the hydrating acid. Mandelic acid is a great exfoliant it’s not as effective as glycolic due to its size (twice as large) since Mandelic is rather new there isn’t much research on it just now. . . I used this for the first time yesterday when I was getting a facial done by @skynglasgow if you are in Glasgow check them out 🙌🏻❤️ you can also buy Medik8 from them as well. Usually with a glycolic toner I feel a tingle but with this I didn’t feel anything which is great because I have been use prescription strength retinol and I have to be careful now since my skin is a little more sensitised. . . . . #medik8  #skincare  #skincarejunkie  #mandelicacid  #lacticacid  #glasgowblogger  #sunscreen  #skintellectual  #bloggerstribe  #scottishbloggers  #shinyhappybloggers  #skincareaddict  #Skincarecommunity  #soincareblogger  #instabeauty  #bbloggers  #aha  #alphahydroxyacid  #facialistglasgow  #skynglasgow  #facial 
@katesomervilleskincare is a brand I had heard about a lot but had never tried it because it was originally only available on the US

For me ExfoliKate has to be one of their most iconic products it’s a combination of both physical and chemical exfoliation.

The primary exfoliant in ExfoliKate being Lactic Acid also known as the hydrating acid it’s great for dry skin for that very reason 
There are a few other exfoliants such as Papaya, Pineapple, and Pumpkin Enzymes as well as Salicylic Acid

I tried this for the first time a few days ago and I can honestly say this is probably one of the most intense treatments I have ever used. I could feel it working from the moment I applied it. Straight off the bat I could see a change in skin texture and “glowyness”

I think I might end up using this more than glow tonic because I tend to see more immediate results as well as it feels like it’s working! 
Have you used ExfoliaKate before? What do you think of it??
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@katesomervilleskincare is a brand I had heard about a lot but had never tried it because it was originally only available on the US For me ExfoliKate has to be one of their most iconic products it’s a combination of both physical and chemical exfoliation. The primary exfoliant in ExfoliKate being Lactic Acid also known as the hydrating acid it’s great for dry skin for that very reason There are a few other exfoliants such as Papaya, Pineapple, and Pumpkin Enzymes as well as Salicylic Acid I tried this for the first time a few days ago and I can honestly say this is probably one of the most intense treatments I have ever used. I could feel it working from the moment I applied it. Straight off the bat I could see a change in skin texture and “glowyness” I think I might end up using this more than glow tonic because I tend to see more immediate results as well as it feels like it’s working! Have you used ExfoliaKate before? What do you think of it?? . . . #bloggerstribe  #bbloggers  #scottishbloggers  #glasgowblogger  #shinyhappybloggers  #Skincarecommunity  #skincarejunkie  #lacticacid  #alphahydroxyacids  #skincare  #skincareblogger  #aha  #katesomerville  #exfolikate 
This isn’t Skincare....obviously unless you want to look like a creature of the night with flawless skin 😂

I have to admit halloween is my favourite time of year, I don’t know what it is about this time of year but it’s just amazing 🎃🎃 I decided to go with lost boys as my theme for this year 🙌🏻❤️ you can’t beat a good old vampire 
This years halloween was fun because I went to the @everydayathletegym Halloween party with @anastaciap25 it was so much fun 🙌🏻❤️
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This isn’t Skincare....obviously unless you want to look like a creature of the night with flawless skin 😂 I have to admit halloween is my favourite time of year, I don’t know what it is about this time of year but it’s just amazing 🎃🎃 I decided to go with lost boys as my theme for this year 🙌🏻❤️ you can’t beat a good old vampire This years halloween was fun because I went to the @everydayathletegym Halloween party with @anastaciap25 it was so much fun 🙌🏻❤️ . . . . #Scottishbloggers  #Glasgowblogger  #Skincarecommunity  #Bloggerstribe  #Shinyhappybloggers  #skincareaddict  #skincareaddict  #skincare  #ig_scot  #bbloggers  #halloweencostume  #halloween  #vampire  #bbloggers  #beautyblogger  #skincareblogger  #skincareblog  #thelostboys 
New post up on the blog about the @electricinkskin Tattoo Care range! 
We always talk about how important skincare is but we often forget our bodies and when you have tattoos want to take care of them!

Check out my post (link is in the bio) and leave me a comment on your thoughts .
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New post up on the blog about the @electricinkskin Tattoo Care range! We always talk about how important skincare is but we often forget our bodies and when you have tattoos want to take care of them! Check out my post (link is in the bio) and leave me a comment on your thoughts . . . . #electricinkskin  #scottishbloggers  #glasgowPT  #skincarejunkie  #everydayathletegym  #shinyhappybloggers  #glasgowblogger  #bloggerstribe  #bbloggers  #skincare  #instabeauty  #wakeupandmakeup  #skincareaddict  #skincarecommunity  #sunscreen  #physicalspf  #vibrancyserum  #definingoil  #tattoo  #tattoocare  #tattooskincare 
Meet another of my favourite ingredients - Gluconolactone more commonly known as a polyhydroxy acid or PHA

If the word Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) looks familiar it would be because it’s in the same family of Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids whereas PHAs are known for being gentler on the skin than say a glycolic acid 
Gluconolactone is often used in products for acnenic skin as it’s a great normaliser for the skins pH and has mild antibacterial properties.
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There is a double blind study done by @neostratauk comparing Gluconolactone to Benzyl Peroxide and they found that Gluconolactone was effective in reducing the number of superficial inflamed lesions on the skin as well as being gentler to the skin and therefore more suitable for long term use where as Benzyl Peroxide, a known treatment for acne. There are many who can’t use benzoyl peroxide long term due to the irritation it may cause.

The only drawback of Gluconolactone is that because it’s gentler to the skin that means it’s molecule size is larger so it doesn’t penetrate as deep as some AHAs so it’s not very useful in anti ageing but great in the treatment of acne.

Because of the larger molecule of Gluconolactone it has a lower instance of side effects than something like glycolic acid .
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Meet another of my favourite ingredients - Gluconolactone more commonly known as a polyhydroxy acid or PHA If the word Polyhydroxy Acid (PHA) looks familiar it would be because it’s in the same family of Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids whereas PHAs are known for being gentler on the skin than say a glycolic acid Gluconolactone is often used in products for acnenic skin as it’s a great normaliser for the skins pH and has mild antibacterial properties. . There is a double blind study done by @neostratauk comparing Gluconolactone to Benzyl Peroxide and they found that Gluconolactone was effective in reducing the number of superficial inflamed lesions on the skin as well as being gentler to the skin and therefore more suitable for long term use where as Benzyl Peroxide, a known treatment for acne. There are many who can’t use benzoyl peroxide long term due to the irritation it may cause. The only drawback of Gluconolactone is that because it’s gentler to the skin that means it’s molecule size is larger so it doesn’t penetrate as deep as some AHAs so it’s not very useful in anti ageing but great in the treatment of acne. Because of the larger molecule of Gluconolactone it has a lower instance of side effects than something like glycolic acid . . . Scottishbloggers #Glasgowblogger  #Skincarecommunity  #Bloggerstribe  #Shinyhappybloggers  #skincareaddict  #skincareaddict  #skincare  #ig_scot  #bbloggers  #polyhydroxyacids  #pha  #gluconolactone  #bbloggers  #beautyblogger  #skincareblogger  #skincareblog  #skincareingredients 
I just had to share this as it came this morning and I had never seen anything like this before! 
A deodorant in a balm form made by start up company @pittldn This one of a kind deodorant is aluminium free, nourishes skin, deodorises effectively and keeps you feeling dry all day.

I really like the fact that they market it as a genderless product so both men and women can use it which in my opinion is how all personal care products should be.

Pitt London Deodorant is completely cruelty free and is vegan 
I have honestly never seen anything like this before and was really intrigued at the concept

Although not available to buy right now you can pledge money to their kickstarter
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I just had to share this as it came this morning and I had never seen anything like this before! A deodorant in a balm form made by start up company @pittldn This one of a kind deodorant is aluminium free, nourishes skin, deodorises effectively and keeps you feeling dry all day. I really like the fact that they market it as a genderless product so both men and women can use it which in my opinion is how all personal care products should be. Pitt London Deodorant is completely cruelty free and is vegan I have honestly never seen anything like this before and was really intrigued at the concept Although not available to buy right now you can pledge money to their kickstarter . . . . #bloggerstribe  #bbloggers  #scottishbloggers  #glasgowblogger  #shinyhappybloggers  #skincarejunkie  #skincareaddict  #cosmetics  #crueltyfreebeauty  #skincareaddict  #wakeupandmakeup  #pittlondon  #facemask  #kickstarter  #naturaldeodorant  #vegan  #crueltyfree 
Over the years I have tried quite a lot of @sundayriley products! My first ever Retinol was Luna which was amazing it made me fall in love with Retinol ❤️ I recently got a big PR package and Juno was apart of it. This is one of the oils that I hadn’t used yet.

Juno is said to rejuvenate dull, lack-lustre complexions whole delivering  an intense radiance boost to leave skin looking luminous.

Juno contains a cocktail of nourishing oils which absorb quickly to hydrate, whilst balancing sebum production, Vitamin C, essential amino acids and omega-3, 6 and 9

It really impressed me that even though this is an oil it doesn’t linger on the skin causing it too look greasy which is a fantastic thing because I’m oily enough haha 
I like the fact that it contains absolutely no essential oils because honestly who needs essential oils they are effectively useless which very little real research backing them for use on the skin.

I am going to try and add this into my routine for the next few months just to see how well it works and I will report back to let you guys know how I got on with it. .
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Over the years I have tried quite a lot of @sundayriley products! My first ever Retinol was Luna which was amazing it made me fall in love with Retinol ❤️ I recently got a big PR package and Juno was apart of it. This is one of the oils that I hadn’t used yet. Juno is said to rejuvenate dull, lack-lustre complexions whole delivering an intense radiance boost to leave skin looking luminous. Juno contains a cocktail of nourishing oils which absorb quickly to hydrate, whilst balancing sebum production, Vitamin C, essential amino acids and omega-3, 6 and 9 It really impressed me that even though this is an oil it doesn’t linger on the skin causing it too look greasy which is a fantastic thing because I’m oily enough haha I like the fact that it contains absolutely no essential oils because honestly who needs essential oils they are effectively useless which very little real research backing them for use on the skin. I am going to try and add this into my routine for the next few months just to see how well it works and I will report back to let you guys know how I got on with it. . . . . #bloggerstribe  #bbloggers  #scottishbloggers  #glasgowblogger  #shinyhappybloggers  #skincarejunkie  #skincareaddict  #cosmetics  #skincareaddict  #wakeupandmakeup  #sundayriley  #skincarelover  #skincareingredients  #bbloggers  #junooil  #sundayrileyjuno  #facialoil 
I am a big fan of @pixibeauty they have so many fantastic products, Glow Tonic has to be my favourite acid tone ever.

I was curious when Retinol Tonic was announced but if I’m honest i was very skeptical as well 🤷‍♂️ .
The first thing that bothered me the most is the packaging design I get that Pixi want a cohesive line but Retinol is photosensitive so it breaks down and degraded in with exposure to sunlight think of all the dark brown, black and opaque bottles retinol comes in and then look at this clear see through bottle.

That tells me that either they didn’t think much about the packaging and the retinol isn’t that strong and also you’re going to have to physically keep it in a dark place.

There really is very little to no information on the strength or even type of retinol for all we know it could be something as weak as retinyl palmitate which has skin smoothing properties but is no where near as good as something like hydroxypinacolone retinoate or  retinaldehyde

I think it would be an alright for someone who’s never used Retinol before and wants to find a starting step into it

I really don’t like how there are no warnings on any of the glycolic or retinol products as they can cause increased sun sensitivity so you have to be wearing an SPF 30+ everyday and remembering to really if you’re in the sun. I absolutely love how @alphahskincare deals with sun sensitising ingredients they put a warning on the bottle telling people to wear SPF .
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I am a big fan of @pixibeauty they have so many fantastic products, Glow Tonic has to be my favourite acid tone ever. I was curious when Retinol Tonic was announced but if I’m honest i was very skeptical as well 🤷‍♂️ . The first thing that bothered me the most is the packaging design I get that Pixi want a cohesive line but Retinol is photosensitive so it breaks down and degraded in with exposure to sunlight think of all the dark brown, black and opaque bottles retinol comes in and then look at this clear see through bottle. That tells me that either they didn’t think much about the packaging and the retinol isn’t that strong and also you’re going to have to physically keep it in a dark place. There really is very little to no information on the strength or even type of retinol for all we know it could be something as weak as retinyl palmitate which has skin smoothing properties but is no where near as good as something like hydroxypinacolone retinoate or retinaldehyde I think it would be an alright for someone who’s never used Retinol before and wants to find a starting step into it I really don’t like how there are no warnings on any of the glycolic or retinol products as they can cause increased sun sensitivity so you have to be wearing an SPF 30+ everyday and remembering to really if you’re in the sun. I absolutely love how @alphahskincare deals with sun sensitising ingredients they put a warning on the bottle telling people to wear SPF . . . . #bloggerstribe  #bbloggers  #scottishbloggers  #glasgowblogger  #shinyhappybloggers  #skincarejunkie  #skincareaddict  #cosmetics  #skincareaddict  #wakeupandmakeup  #pixibeauty  #skincarelover  #skincareingredients  #retinol  #pixibypetra  #retinoltonic  #bbloggers  #retinoid 
UPDATED SKINCARE ROUTINE
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I’ve been using quite a few new products lately, testing things out for reviews etc
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Cleanser - @ceraveuki Hydrating Cleanser - Since using Epiduo which contains 2.5% benzoyl peroxide I feel like my skin has become a bit drier but that’s only to be expected. I absolutely love this cleanser there is no foaming and it hydrated the skin so well while removing any makeup and SPF (No fragrance)
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Treatment - @dermatica.skin Epiduo (Adapalene 0.1% and Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%) Probably one of my favourite retinols ever! I’m totally converted to using prescription strength 🙌🏻❤️
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Serum - @larocheposayuki HyaluB5 an expensive if not great hyaluronic acid serum, I feel like lately I need all the hydration I can get while using Epiduo
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Eye - @neostratauk Eye Cream contains 4% Gluconolactone which replenishes the skins moisture levels and stimulates cell turnover. It also preserves the skins elasticity by inhibiting the enzyme that breaks down collagen. .
Moisturiser - @alphahskincare Essential Hydration Cream -  This is the supersize version 🙌🏻 this moisturiser is great at helping too soothe skin something I need from time to time. .
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UPDATED SKINCARE ROUTINE . I’ve been using quite a few new products lately, testing things out for reviews etc . Cleanser - @ceraveuki Hydrating Cleanser - Since using Epiduo which contains 2.5% benzoyl peroxide I feel like my skin has become a bit drier but that’s only to be expected. I absolutely love this cleanser there is no foaming and it hydrated the skin so well while removing any makeup and SPF (No fragrance) . Treatment - @dermatica.skin Epiduo (Adapalene 0.1% and Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5%) Probably one of my favourite retinols ever! I’m totally converted to using prescription strength 🙌🏻❤️ . Serum - @larocheposayuki HyaluB5 an expensive if not great hyaluronic acid serum, I feel like lately I need all the hydration I can get while using Epiduo . Eye - @neostratauk Eye Cream contains 4% Gluconolactone which replenishes the skins moisture levels and stimulates cell turnover. It also preserves the skins elasticity by inhibiting the enzyme that breaks down collagen. . Moisturiser - @alphahskincare Essential Hydration Cream - This is the supersize version 🙌🏻 this moisturiser is great at helping too soothe skin something I need from time to time. . . . . #bloggerstribe  #bbloggers  #scottishbloggers  #glasgowblogger  #shinyhappybloggers  #skincarejunkie  #skincareaddict  #cerave  #ceravehydratingcleanser  #dermatica  #adapalene  #skincareaddict  #wakeupandmakeup  #larocheposay  #neostrata  #alphah  #hyalub5  #skincareroutine  #skincareblogger 
New post up on the blog about @dermatica.skin the online dermatology service.
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I’m so happy I found out about them because without them I would never have gotten to try Adapalene (Differin) not to mention I got to meet the amazing @nmkskin ❤️❤️
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If you’re interested link is in the bio, don’t forget to leave me a comment .
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New post up on the blog about @dermatica.skin the online dermatology service. . I’m so happy I found out about them because without them I would never have gotten to try Adapalene (Differin) not to mention I got to meet the amazing @nmkskin ❤️❤️ . If you’re interested link is in the bio, don’t forget to leave me a comment . . . #
You guys know much I love a skincare gadget and I think I might have found a winner here!
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@foreo_uk is always launching new and innovative products such as the Espada light treatment and the Mia facial cleanser.
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Meet UFO a 90 second masking device. My main problem with face masks is all the faffing about I hate it haha, I love that this has cut down a 10/20 minute mask to 90 seconds.
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UFO is a jack of all trades containing “Hyper-infusion Technology” the plates will either warm to maximise product abortion or cool as a way to diminish the appearance of pores and reduce puffiness.
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UFO also contains Red, Blue and Green LED light therapy which can be tailored to your needs in the dedicated app
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The last piece of tech in the UFO is the T-Sonic Vibrations, this is a patented technology that boosts absorption of active mask ingredients
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All you have to do to use UFO is pair it with your smartphone take a dedicated UFO mask and start the program its as simple as that 🙌🏻
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You can buy different masks in a pack of 7 for £9.99. There are a few different masks such as ones use in the morning, night time, ones for hydrating, glow boosting and oil controlling to name a few.
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Although this is a fantastic piece of kit it is definitely something to invest in as it comes in at around £250! Not for the faint of heart but when considering what you get for your money I shall leave that up to you to decide.
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You guys know much I love a skincare gadget and I think I might have found a winner here! . @foreo_uk is always launching new and innovative products such as the Espada light treatment and the Mia facial cleanser. . Meet UFO a 90 second masking device. My main problem with face masks is all the faffing about I hate it haha, I love that this has cut down a 10/20 minute mask to 90 seconds. . UFO is a jack of all trades containing “Hyper-infusion Technology” the plates will either warm to maximise product abortion or cool as a way to diminish the appearance of pores and reduce puffiness. . UFO also contains Red, Blue and Green LED light therapy which can be tailored to your needs in the dedicated app . The last piece of tech in the UFO is the T-Sonic Vibrations, this is a patented technology that boosts absorption of active mask ingredients . All you have to do to use UFO is pair it with your smartphone take a dedicated UFO mask and start the program its as simple as that 🙌🏻 . You can buy different masks in a pack of 7 for £9.99. There are a few different masks such as ones use in the morning, night time, ones for hydrating, glow boosting and oil controlling to name a few. . Although this is a fantastic piece of kit it is definitely something to invest in as it comes in at around £250! Not for the faint of heart but when considering what you get for your money I shall leave that up to you to decide. . . . . #bloggerstribe  #bbloggers  #scottishbloggers  #glasgowblogger  #shinyhappybloggers  #skincarejunkie  #skincareaddict  #foreo  #cosmetics  #facemask  #skincareaddict  #wakeupandmakeup  #foreoufo  #foreoufokickstarter  #facemask  #facemasking 
If there’s one type of product I will always love it’s a good cleanser! .
I’m of the firm belief that if you get your cleanser right it helps your whole routine, get it wrong and your whole routine is messed up.
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I love a oil cleanse and the @s5skincare Neutralise cleanser is no different. S5 is a natural brand made in small batches in Hertfordshire. S5 is designed to solve skin issues. Laura (the owner) has devoted years of her life into the research of harnessing the most effective bioactives found in nature.
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This cleanser is specifically for oily sensitive skin. I do have a combination oil skin but I’m not sensitive but I have enjoyed using it whilst on prescription retinol (Adapalene)
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Neutralise Cleanser is a lightweight oil cleanser that contains African Moringa Peptides which help to remove micro particles and protect against pollution and Prickly Pear Cactus Extract which helps to hydrate the skin and soothe any irritation.
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You will need to use a face cloth with this cleaner as it doesn’t contain any emollients so it won’t emulsify when water is added. .
I really like using this as a first cleanse as it works great at removing makeup and SPF 🙌🏻❤️
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If there’s one type of product I will always love it’s a good cleanser! . I’m of the firm belief that if you get your cleanser right it helps your whole routine, get it wrong and your whole routine is messed up. . I love a oil cleanse and the @s5skincare Neutralise cleanser is no different. S5 is a natural brand made in small batches in Hertfordshire. S5 is designed to solve skin issues. Laura (the owner) has devoted years of her life into the research of harnessing the most effective bioactives found in nature. . This cleanser is specifically for oily sensitive skin. I do have a combination oil skin but I’m not sensitive but I have enjoyed using it whilst on prescription retinol (Adapalene) . Neutralise Cleanser is a lightweight oil cleanser that contains African Moringa Peptides which help to remove micro particles and protect against pollution and Prickly Pear Cactus Extract which helps to hydrate the skin and soothe any irritation. . You will need to use a face cloth with this cleaner as it doesn’t contain any emollients so it won’t emulsify when water is added. . I really like using this as a first cleanse as it works great at removing makeup and SPF 🙌🏻❤️ . . . #bloggerstribe  #bbloggers  #scottishbloggers  #glasgowblogger  #shinyhappybloggers  #skincarejunkie  #skincareaddict  #s5skincare  #cosmetics  #cleanser  #skincareaddict  #wakeupandmakeup  #facialcleanser 
I’m always looking for the best sunscreens and I always seem to stay between a few brands one of them being @larocheposayuki I’m a big fan of a lot of their product as you can tell haha.
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Anthelios Ultra is an broad spectrum SPF 50+ which contains Mexoryl SX and Tinosorb S. If you haven’t heard of these filters because it’s because they are relatively new to the EU and not available in the US.
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Both filters are really interesting as they are both broad spectrum and can even be used by people with sensitive skin LRP have specificity designed this sunscreen with sensitive skin in mind, it demonstrated efficacy in over 28 clinical studies and lastly its completely photostable.
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I love this because it is also water resistant and I don’t know of many facial sunscreens that are water resistant.
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I much prefer an organic (chemical) SPF because you don’t need to worry about white casts or flashback in photos not to mention these types of sunscreens tend to apply better and aren’t as heavy as inorganic (physical) You’ll also find that these newer filters tend to breakdown slower as well, you should still be applying every 3 hours when in direct sunlight though.
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I’m always looking for the best sunscreens and I always seem to stay between a few brands one of them being @larocheposayuki I’m a big fan of a lot of their product as you can tell haha. . Anthelios Ultra is an broad spectrum SPF 50+ which contains Mexoryl SX and Tinosorb S. If you haven’t heard of these filters because it’s because they are relatively new to the EU and not available in the US. . Both filters are really interesting as they are both broad spectrum and can even be used by people with sensitive skin LRP have specificity designed this sunscreen with sensitive skin in mind, it demonstrated efficacy in over 28 clinical studies and lastly its completely photostable. . I love this because it is also water resistant and I don’t know of many facial sunscreens that are water resistant. . I much prefer an organic (chemical) SPF because you don’t need to worry about white casts or flashback in photos not to mention these types of sunscreens tend to apply better and aren’t as heavy as inorganic (physical) You’ll also find that these newer filters tend to breakdown slower as well, you should still be applying every 3 hours when in direct sunlight though. . . . . #larocheposay  #skincare  #skincarejunkie  #spf50  #spf  #chemicalspf  #organicspf  #glasgowblogger  #sunscreen  #skintellectual  #bloggerstribe  #scottishbloggers  #shinyhappybloggers  #skincareaddict  #Skincarecommunity  #soincareblogger  #instabeauty  #bbloggers  #anthelios  #antheliosultra  #mexorylsx  #tinosorbs 
I’ve been using the Bye Bye Redness Moisturiser from @itukcosmetics for a while now.
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It’s a pretty good moisturiser, I like how it absorbs into the skin and doesn’t sit on top, this usually means that it’s more of a humectant/emollient moisturiser rather than an occlusive
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The main selling point of this moisturiser is the fact that it’s supposed to reduce redness not by any specific ingredient but by the green tint that it has been given. The tint comes from artificial dyes and it’s more of a premakeup/SPF product as theses dyes won’t actually reduce redness over time .
Bye Bye Redness contains some great soothing ingredients colloidal oatmeal, aloe, cucumber, chamomile extract, as well as avocado, chrysin, turmeric, collagen and peptides. .
I don’t agree that the collagen will do anything other than moisturise the skin.
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I tend to use this if I one day I have a lot of redness in my skin usually down to the use of prescription strength products like Azelaic Acid which can cause superficial redness.
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You can find this moisturiser in @bootsuk stores for £35 (56g) *gifted
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I’ve been using the Bye Bye Redness Moisturiser from @itukcosmetics for a while now. . It’s a pretty good moisturiser, I like how it absorbs into the skin and doesn’t sit on top, this usually means that it’s more of a humectant/emollient moisturiser rather than an occlusive . The main selling point of this moisturiser is the fact that it’s supposed to reduce redness not by any specific ingredient but by the green tint that it has been given. The tint comes from artificial dyes and it’s more of a premakeup/SPF product as theses dyes won’t actually reduce redness over time . Bye Bye Redness contains some great soothing ingredients colloidal oatmeal, aloe, cucumber, chamomile extract, as well as avocado, chrysin, turmeric, collagen and peptides. . I don’t agree that the collagen will do anything other than moisturise the skin. . I tend to use this if I one day I have a lot of redness in my skin usually down to the use of prescription strength products like Azelaic Acid which can cause superficial redness. . You can find this moisturiser in @bootsuk stores for £35 (56g) *gifted . . . #scottishbloggers  #skincarejunkie  #shinyhappybloggers  #glasgowblogger  #bloggerstribe  #bbloggers  #skincare  #instabeauty  #wakeupandmakeup  #skincareaddict  #skincarecommunity  #itcosmetics  #byebyeredness  #sensitiveskin  #moisturiser  #skincareblogger  #skincareingredients  #soothingmoisturiser