Retinol is like a miracle ingredient. It helps to clear up acne, and even makes tired dull skin look more revitalized. It also helps to reduce the signs of aging, which is the real reason I like to use retinol products. However my sensitive skin sometimes prevents me from using products with a retinol ingredient, as it is sometimes harsh on the skin. [Read more...]
If you want to know what my very favorite Kate Somerville product is, it’s the ExfoliKate line.
Whether it be for the face or body this exfoliator is, hands-down, the most amazing I’ve ever tried. One of the cool things about it is actually a physical and chemical peel, all in one. To apply it you simply put some in the palms of your hands and massage gently to clean wet skin in circular motions. You can leave it on for 2 minutes, and then rinse off with warm water. [Read more...]
The Exuviance team recently reacquainted me with their Rejuvenating Treatment Masque, and reminded me why this product was my ”go-to” for acne flare-ups and the fun scars they leave behind. [Read more...]
I’ve heard of products that work while you sleep, but how about a peel that works while you work?
This unusually gentle citric acid based peel, a sample from Exuviance, is actually designed for use in the morning! Unusual territory for me! [Read more...]
In the world of makeup, the word “NAKED” is now synonymous with Urban Decay. After launching two cult-classic shadow palettes, Urban Decay has decided to “flesh out” the NAKED brand (so to speak) and introduced Naked Skin, a foundation that is weightless, yet delivers that eggshell complexion look that can be so difficult to attain. [Read more...]
Developed relatively recently, microdermabrasion is a non-invasive cosmetic treatment designed to intensively exfoliate the skin, removing dead cells and leaving the patient’s face looking fresher and younger. It is commonly used to treat mild acne scars, decreasing the appearance of wrinkles and sun damage, and reducing oiliness.
In contrast to dermabrasion, where the skin is rubbed off through manual means (such as sandpaper!), microdermabrasion uses a special tool that shoots a stream of tiny crystals of corundum or aluminium oxide. These crystals are used because their jagged edges make them ideal for abrasion, while their chemical composition means they are safe for use on the skin. They also have antibacterial properties which are good for the treatment of acne. [Read more...]
I’ve used many a skin-perfecting primer in the past, but generally these were used just to help the makeup look flawless. When Hourglass No 28 Primer Serum was launched, it stood out in that it not only helps to reduce the visibility of fine lines and enlarged pores, but actually is beneficial to the skin at the same time. Let’s face it, you’re busy so why not multitask? [Read more...]