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ZitSticka Killa Kit Review

25th May 2019 in Skincare, Treatment - 1 Comment - 2 min read

Welcome, Skintellectuals! Acne and breakouts have to be the absolute bane of my life! I finally get everything under control and then two days later another one pops up, it can be annoying! Fortunately, this doesn’t happen as often anymore due to me using adapalene now, but when a random angry spot does pop up, I have ZitSticka to take care of it. What is…

Sunday Riley A+ High Dose Retinoid Serum Review

20th May 2019 in Skincare, Treatment - 3 Comments - 3 min read

Welcome, Skintellecuals! If there is one product, I love more than anything; it has to be retinol because you can achieve so much with this. If you’re looking for actual results, then retinol is for you.I know a lot of people can be somewhat wary of using retinol, but there is honestly nothing to worry about so long as you approach it correctly instead of…

Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Intense Review

8th May 2019 in Serum, Skincare - 5 Comments - 3 min read

Welcome, Skintellectuals! If you have been reading my blog for any length of time you’ll know that I think hydration is really important in a skincare routine. As we age our skin becomes drier as it can’t replenish the oils as it used to, combine that with the degradation of collagen and we get saggy wrinkled skin. That’s where Medik8 Hydr8 B5 Intense (30ml –…

Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30 Review

3rd May 2019 in Moisturiser, Skincare, SPF - 4 Comments - 2 min read

Welcome Skintellectuals! Whenever something arrives from Dermalogica you know its going to be fun to try! I feel like Dermalogica is one of a few few amount of brands that actually still innovate and create products that are unique. Prisma Protect SPF 30, first and foremost is a moisturiser which is light-activated and provides broad spectrum defense against UV rays whilst preventing future signs of…

Masking in 90 Seconds with Foreo UFO.

29th April 2019 in Skincare - 6 Comments - 3 min read

Welcome Skintellectuals! We all know that everyone loves a good pampering mask and I hate the whole faffing of wearing a mask that slips off my face and having to lie down for at least 20 minutes. That all changed when I tried the UFO Smart Mask, the main reason I don’t use masks is as I said they are faffy, but the UFO only…

Murad Nutrient-Charged Water Gel Review

1st April 2019 in Moisturiser, Skincare - 14 Comments - 2 min read

Welcome Skintellectuals There is nothing i like better than a moisturiser that delivers actual results, time and time again ive used moisturisers that really didn’t do anything than sit on my skin. While occlusive moisturisers have their place they really aren’t for me as i tend to love a mixture of humectants and emollient moisturisers, this is where Murads Nutrient-Charged Water Gel come in Murad…

How to decode ingredients lists? + £100 Skincare Giveaway!

15th March 2019 in Skincare - No Comments - 4 min read

Welcome Skintellectuals! I’ve been getting asked a lot lately how to read ingredients lists on products and what can you use to get better at identifying things to look out for so i thought i would get together with Judit from INCI Decoder, one of my most favourite website to use when looking at ingredient lists. I am Judit, a computer scientist turned cosmetic formulator…

5 Things your Dermatologist Wants You To Know.

8th March 2019 in How To, Skincare, Treatment - No Comments - 6 min read

Welcome Skintellectuals! Today i come to you with a guest post from the amazing Dr Natalia Spierings, a consultant dermatologist one of the best in my opinion and today we are going to talk about how to deal with the effects of Roaccutane. My name is Dr Natalia Spierings and i am a consultant dermatologist working in Leeds, i also specialise in dermatological and micrographic…

La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Ultra-light Fluid SPF 50 Review

6th March 2019 in Skincare, SPF - 6 Comments - 2 min read

Welcome Skintellectuals! Sunscreen in my opinion is one of the most important steps in any skincare routine, i always say why try undo the damage caused by the sun with skincare product when you can just prevent it happening in the first place by using a good SPF. La Roche Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light is my go to sunscreen for daily use because it…

Are Parabens Really As Dangerous As People Say??

4th March 2019 in Skincare - 24 Comments - 4 min read

Welcome, Skintellectuals! Over the past few years in the beauty industry, we have all been told that Parabens are bad and cause cancer and that we should avoid them, well I’m here to tell you that isn’t true! First off what is a paraben and what do they actually do? A paraben is a preservative in the form of something like Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben etc….

Sunday Riley CEO Rapid Flash Brightening Serum Review

18th February 2019 in Serum, Skincare - 4 Comments - 3 min read

Welcome Skintellectuals! I love the idea of using Vitamin C in a routine, as an antioxidant Vitamin C protects your skin from free radical damage as well as improving the look aging, brighten an uneven skin tone, as well as providing skin-restoring and soothing benefits but the pure form of Vitamin C L-Ascorbic Acid can often be quite irritating and me being one of them…

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  • Pesky breakouts getting you down?? Head on over to the blog to check out my review of the ZitSticka Killa Kit! 
@zitsticka gave me a coupon code if you guys want to try these, check out the post for the code

Don't forget leave a comment letting me know what you think (Link is in the bio)
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  • When people ask "what do I use for darkness under the eyes" it's can be a complicated issue because it's not always pigmentation.

When dealing with dark circles under the eyes it can be due to the pigmentation in the skin so you will need to look for tyrosinase inhibitors like kojic acid as well as azelaic acid which can brighten an area over time 
Darkness under the eyes can also comes from things like thin skin and lack of fat pads under the eyes, you can essentially see the darkness under the skin through the skin because the orbital area is hollow 
Shadows can be casted by either having too much or not enough fat pad.

This can corrected by using products that thicken the epidermis, glycolic acid is fantastic for this has it thickens the skin over time, there are more permanent fixes as well uses a the use of fillers.

Fillers are injected into the undereye area to simulate the presence of fat pads taking away the darkness. .
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  • *GIFTED I love the formula of this sunscreen but I'm not too keen on how it's marketed as if somehow it's better than others because it's "clean". The whole "clean" skincare movement is something I dont agree with because it's not based on anything scientific and if I'm honest i feel like it uses people's fears against them in the sense that people have such an unfounded fear of toxic, dangerous ingredients in skincare.

I just really don't like when brands claim their products are clean as if other products are dirty and dangerous which just isn't the case.

This is an inorganic filter (physical) SPF 30 which uses 22% Zinc Oxide which is broad spectrum it's not more effective or cleaner than organic (chemical) filters.

Besides the way it's marketed I really like the actual product, the stuff inside. It goes on really well and spreads easily despite being silicone free. It also layers well under makeup without changing the colour of your makeup.

I haven't tried on deeper skin tones but I doubt this sunscreen will be suitable because of the high zinc oxide content which tends to look really ashy on deeper skin tones.

I just want to say as a last thing don't be afraid of organic (chemical) sunscreens, they aren't dangerous they aren't bad for you and just because something is inorganic (physical) it doesn't mean it's somehow cleaner. 
Sunscreens are put through an incredible amount of testing to make sure they are safe, effective and fit for purpose. Don't fall for the fearmongering.
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  • Theres an idea floating around that the skin needs to breathe but  this is just a myth.

The skin doesn't breathe and you don't need to let it breathe. Your pores have absolutely nothing to do with breathing and covering them won't suffocate your skin.

The idea that ingredients can suffocate the skin is just very old school thing the one most talked about is silicone which contrary to popular belief is actually really good for the skin.

Silicone gives your skin that really nice slip when applying products not to mention it also protects your skin by forming s barrier again the outside world, but thing can still get through as the shape of silicone is like a big hollow circle with branches so it doesn't suffocate your skin.

If you see people saying you need to let your skin breathe you can now tell them the truth!
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  • New post up on the blog all about the Sunday Riley A+ High Dose Retinoid Serum, check it out to see what I thought! 
Link is in the bio, don't forget to leave a comment ❤️
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  • I see this all the time people talking about shrinking their pores by using hot water and closing them with cold water but this simply isn’t possible 
There are no muscles connected to the pore so there is no way for them to open and close. The size of pores is largely down to genetics and there is not much you can do to change that.

He only muscle that can be found is the arrector pili which causes goose bumps by pulling the hairs up on your skin but it doesn’t have anything to do with your pores and tightening them. 
When you see an enlarged pore it doesn’t mean it’s open it most likely means it’s congested with dead skin cells and hardened sebum however you can fix this by using something like salicylic acid which can penetrate the pore lining and flush everything out making the pore appear smaller.

While there are products out there that can blur and temporarily tighten the skin there is nothing permanent out there that can change the size of pores.
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