Welcome Skintellectuals  If there is one product that has saved my skin on countless occasions its La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5, its that good of a product almost everyone in the family. my mum, my sister and me all have our own tubes of this miracle wonder cream! I have used Cicaplast for a good few years now and to those who haven’t used it before i often describe it like the Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream on steroids as Cicaplast is a “do everything cream” without the oil or the smell.Unlike the original version of Cicaplast the SPF…

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Welcome Skintellectuals This was a post i had saved to my drafts for ages and i wasnt sure if i was going to post it seeing as the images are from my old photo style, but since im ill i thought what they hey its a good blog post haha! I’m not usually a massive fan of eye creams lately because i think that if hydration is your only worry, moisturisers are more complex and safer to apply around the eyes these days so eye creams fall short. The only time i like using an eye cream is if it…

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Welcome Skintellectuals I wanted to write up this post because I see a lot of people using products like Retinol, Glycolic Acid, Essential Oils and not knowing how to use them and worse, I am seeing bloggers recommending these sun sensitising ingredients without telling their readers that if you’re going to get into serious skin care you have to wear SPF daily and not just once in the morning and forget about it, you have to constantly reapply throughout the day because if you don’t all that hard work you do at night with your retinols and AHA’s is just…

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Welcome Skintellectuals! I can categorically say that i enjoy and use chemical exfoliants the most simply because i find them to work really well and there is no chance of you scrubbing too hard like with manual exfoliants. Up until recently you wouldn’t have been able to change my mind that is until i tried the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant which is a daily use exfoliating powder like the name suggests and is suitable for all skin types. As i said i dont usually like buffing/manual exfoliants but i was won over by Dermalogica’s unique Rice-based powder formula that activates upon contact…

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Welcome Skintellectuals!  It’s no secret that i feel that Retinol should be a staple in everyone’s routine if your 20 or 60 its my opinion that everyone should be using it.Retinol is one of two things that can be called truly anti aging.Retinol is amazing because not only does it help to smooth out the skin, lighten any post acne scarring, at higher percentages available on prescription it can help clear up acne but its really impressive feature is that it stimulates the fibroblast cells deep in the dermis allowing the body to make more collagen as synthesis slows down…

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Welcome Skintellectuals! You can probably already tell that the blog has had a rebrand! i would like to welcome you to The Skincare Savior! I thought it was time i made an update for the longest time ive felt like ive been stuck in the past and i finally decided to just take the leap and concentrate my blog on skincare! I wanted to talk about a new cleanser that has just come on my radar! If you are a regular reader you’ll know the Alpha H Liquid Gold Resurfacing Cleansing Cream does just that! Alpha H Liquid Gold Resurfacing…

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Welcome Skintellectuals! It’s no secret that i am a massive fan of all things hyaluronic acid its one of those few ingredients that will give you results right away! If you are not familiar with hyaluronic acid it can boost skin’s moisture content, soothe, and defend against moisture loss. The thing i love most about HA is that it is capable of holding up to a thousand times its own weight in water which makes it an one of the best hydrators for any skin type. In addition hyaluronic acid also provides an antioxidant defense against environmental assault. Clinique Dramatically…

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Hey Beauties! In Scotland this summer  it has been really weird….it has actually been sunny! usually we get 2 days of summer then rain the rest of the time but this year was the exception I honestly dont remember the last time we had a good proper summer. Talking of summer not only is it important to wear SPF everyday it is especially important to wear it when it is hot and sunny. My latest go-to SPF is the Bioderma Photoderm MAX SPF50+ I know I was raving about how good the Paula’s Choice SPF was and to be honest…

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Hey Beauties! There are always a few ingredients i always recommend and Niacinamide also known as Vitamin B3 is one of those. Niacinamide is a very effective skin-restoring ingredient that offers multiple benefits. Among these benefits is the ability to visibly improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines, dullness, and a weakened skin surface. Niacinamide can also mitigate the damage environmental attack can cause, and is stable in the presence of heat and light. So from the benefits above you can see why i love Niacinamide so much, not only is it amazing on its own but when…

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Hey Beauties! What do you think of my new photo background? I’m really loving it! It just makes products pop. Today  i thought i would talk about a mask by Emma Hardie i have been using for a while now. Masks are something i tend to forget about because its just not something i think about very often so when i do use a mask its a very pampering luxury time! Emma Hardie is a brand that i absolutely adore, its one of those rare brands where every product ive used i have loved and to be honest that doesn’t…

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