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Busting Myths: Natural vs Synthetic

17th July 2019 in Busting Myths, Skincare - 1 Comment - 4 min read

Welcome, Skintellectuals! If there is one thing I see more often than not is the argument between Natural vs Synthetic which is right?Its really not as simple as that, nothing is ever that black and white. I thought I would break down my thoughts on this issue. Personally, I prefer synthetic ingredients because a lot of the time the information we get from them is…

REN Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30 Review

15th July 2019 in Skincare, SPF - 1 Comment - 3 min read

Welcome, Skintellectuals! If there is one thing that I would say is the most important step in a skincare routine, it would sunscreen. We often underestimate the amount of damage that can be done from not wearing a proper sunscreen: from burning to damaging our DNA it’s really important to use a good sunscreen. What is it? REN Clean Screen is a mineral based sunscreen…

Pixi Glow Tonic – Worth The Hype??

12th July 2019 in Exfoliation, Skincare - 3 Comments - 2 min read

Welcome, Skintellectuals! I don’t tend to be the type of person that buys into the hype, to be honest, I’m usually one of the last people to try something because how good can a product really be?Well, let me tell you the hype for Glow Tonic is real and every bit deserved. I know that the idea of another step in your skincare routine might…

Clinique iD Active Cartridge System Review

1st July 2019 in Moisturiser, Skincare, Treatment - 4 Comments - 2 min read

Welcome, Skintellectuals! When i say i absolutely love Hyaluronic Acid, its not an exaggeration its one of those ingredients that give you instant results and for someone who tend to suffer from dehydrated skin its an absolute godsend! What is it? I was sent this quite a while back but I had already been using the Hydrating Jelly so I wanted to use that up…

Retinol Myths That Need to Be Laid to Rest

18th June 2019 in Busting Myths, Skincare - 3 Comments - 3 min read

Welcome, Skintellectuals! Retinoids are probably the single most effective skincare product you could have in your arsenal simply because they are proven to work with around 30+ years worth of exhaustive research. While retinoids are amazing there are a vast amount of myths around this wonder product and i thought i would take 5 of these myths and break them down for you! This is…

Stubborn Cosmetics Custom Made Moisturiser Review

28th May 2019 in Moisturiser, Skincare - 3 Comments - 2 min read

Welcome, Skintellecuals! I often find it rather hard to find a good moisturiser that will work for my combination skin; I need a moisturiser that isn’t too thick as to smother the oilier parts of my skin, but I need something hydrating enough for the drier parts of my skin.This is where the wonder that is Stubborn Cosmetics comes in created by the fantastic Annalisa…

ZitSticka Killa Kit Review

25th May 2019 in Skincare, Treatment - 6 Comments - 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 - 6 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 - 6 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…

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  • I’ve talked about collagen a few times before but I've never done a post on why it's so useless applied topically

We all know that collagen plays an extremely important role in the connective tissue of our bodies. Collagen gives the skin its plump, smooth and youthful appearance.

I will say this rather bluntly, Collagen applied topically is all but useless the only good thing about collagen is it holds onto water pretty well so it makes an effective moisturiser but it has no anti ageing effects on the skin.

The collagen molecule is far too big to absorbed into the skin no matter what a brand might tell you it’s not possible for the collagen to reach the dermal layers where it would do some good and even if a brand managed to develop a delivery system there is no way of telling if foreign collegen would actually have any effect on your native collagen.

My advice is to save your money and don’t be conned into buying expensive creams and serums containing collagen as the main ingredient as this will do nothing for you instead look for products like glycolic acid this very simple ingredient is one of few ingredients that really makes a differece as it stimulates the fibroblast cells which in turn produces more collagen.

Retinol is another product that is great for stimulating collagen as it’s the only proven anti ageing ingredient

A product that’s usually overlooked by a lot of people is SPF. SPF can halt the breakdown of collagen because you’re not being exposed to UVA/UVB which can cause collagen to diminish over time.
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  • I honestly never though that I would have to talk about this on here.

DON'T USE MAGIC ERASERS TO REMOVE YOUR FAKE TAN!! I saw this "tip" on twitter and researched into a little more and found tweet after tweet from people who had tried this and effectively gave themselves chemical burns! 
Household cleaning products are not meant for the skin they often contain harsh ingredients that will strip away and remove things.

I feel like we need to be really careful on who you listen to when on social media. Just because someone says something it doesn't mean it's a good idea and it certainly doesn't mean that you should try something that dangerous!
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  • I know it might be tempting to follow a lot of these create your own DIY skincare routine or DIY face masks but in truth it's easier and more effective to just use properly formulated skincare product.

Trying to be all natural by using food as skin care doesn't work it's not effective and its unsafe I used to believe the whole DIY thing that was until I learned more about skincare and realised it was just better to eat the food instead of putting on my face 🤣

A lot of the ingredients that people say you can use on your face aren't actually safe for the face I once saw a DIY face mask recipe that called for cinnamon, nutmeg, honey and lemon to be mixed together and applied to the face. This recipe will literally burn your face off cinnamon and nutmeg are known irritants so is Lemon which contain a high level of ascorbic acid which will irritate the skin if left on for long periods of time not to mention the fact it's photosensitising so can lead to burns if you step out into the sun.

Not to mention you have no idea of the efficacy you literally have no way of knowing if these products will work or if you're essentially just making mud pies like you did as a child 🤣 you have no idea of the possible reactions either that's why it's just safer and more effective to use actual skincare products because at least you have some sort of idea how they are going to work and if you will get reactions .
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  • I see this more and more these days! Celebrities and influencers saying "this cured my skin it's amazing" but then don't talk about the fact that they get monthly facials and use acids and retinol on a daily basis. Yeah I totally believe you it's down to that crappy physical scrub you used once 🙄😒 What's worse is when I see celebs/influencers promoting supplementation that isn't even proven to work! Supplementation is literally useless unless you are deficient. No your hair won't grow to super lenghts because you a gummy once a day.

Don't get me started on these "fit teas" that are essentially expensive laxatives .
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  • I get asked if oily skin should moisturise a lot and I'm here to tell you it's a resounding  YES!

I know the idea of making your skin oily again doesn't sound like fun but hear me out. Stripping your skin won't do you any good our skin needs to contain oil it's essential for skin health.

By taking care of our skin and using a light moisturiser say in a gel form for example will actually help to cut down on the excess oil as your skin won't be trying to protect itself when you strip the oil away.. Its really interesting when you realise a majority of oily skin types are really dehydrated so we need to look for moisturisers that are light in texture and contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin etc. I personally love the @cliniqueuk Hydrating Jelly it's a great serum/moisturiser for oily skin.
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