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Retinol Myths That Need to Be Laid to Rest

18th June 2019 in Busting Myths, Skincare - No 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 - 1 Comment - 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 - 3 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 - 5 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…

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  • Hyaluronic Acid is probably one of my most favourite ingredients in skincare. 
I feel like a lot of people tend to underestimate how important hydration can be for the skin! It's the difference between looking plump and not.

Hyaluronic acid is really fascinating it can hold 1000 times it's own molecular weight in start. HA occurs naturally in the skin and helps not only with the firm, plumpness of our skin (think of it like a sponge) HA also helps to maintain our skims elasticity and help to regenerate the skins protective barrier. 
HA comes in different forms namingly high and low molecular weight. High molecular weight works on the surface level of the skin and helps to hydrate the skin where as low molecular weight works deeper in the epidermal layers.

While HA occurs naturally in the skin it's often found in many products created either naturally or synthetically. I have to mention one is not better than the other they are molecularly the same natural HA is not better or worse than synthetically made HA.

When looking for products containing HA look for both low and high molecular weights this will give a more rounded. 
Anyone can use Hyaluronic acid as it's not the same kind of acid as a glycolic or lactic. The most sensitive, reactive skin types can really benefit from HA.

There is one caution though if you are living in a dry arid country be careful as HA is hygroscopic it will draw moisture from the air into your skin but when there is no moisture in the air it will draw it from deeper in your skin causing dryness to get worse. 
To combat this I would suggest using HA and while your skin is still "wet" use a moisturiser on top to seal everything in this way the HA has something to draw from. (Credit to @incidecodercom for the image)
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  • It's just amazes me the amount of misinformation there is around  natural brands these days.

No matter what a brand says to you, no matter how scientific it sounds, 
NATURAL DOES NOT MEAN BETTER OR SAFER AND SYNTHETIC DOES NOT MEAN TOXIC OR WORSE FOR YOUR SKIN

It really does annoys me when I see brands talking about how natural and how safe their products are. The one that gets me the most is "chemical free" nothing is chemical free because it's impossible even natural products contain combinations of tons of different chemicals.
Chemical is not synonyms with toxic or dangerous. 
As well with the term synthetic just because something is synthetic it doesn't mean it's dangerous or worse than natural, brands just want you to think this so you'll buy their products 
If you take something like zinc for example if you found it in nature and then made it in the lab synthetically when you examine them they will be chemically the same because zinc is zinc no matter how it was created if the zinc that was created synthetically was different then it wouldn't be zinc anymore 
Where brands often say natural skincare is better for sensitive or highly reactive skin this just insnt trust the opposite is often true when you create ingredients synthetically you can edit out any allergens or irritants where as you wouldn't be able do this with natural products because in nature there is always going to be deviations because nothing is the same.
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  • *UPDATED SKINCARE ROUTINE* 
I think most of the products in my routine have changed apart from the @stubborncosmetics  Custom Made Moisturiser

Cleanser - @merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm - This is only a sample size but I love it! I love the texture of it which is a big thing for me. It makes a great first cleanse for removing makeup and SPF.

Exfoliator - @drdennisgross.uk  Professional Grade Resurfacing Liquid Peel *gifted* - I've used this a few times now and if I'm honest it's not as strong as I would have expected, don't get me wrong the results are great it really does smooth out the skin beautifully.

Serum - @skinceuticals_uki H.A Intensifier *gifted - This is completely new brand to me. So instead of being a bog standard hyaluronic acid this serum actually helps to amplify the skins natural hyaluronic acid levels which I find fascinating. It contains high levels of HA as well as Proxylane and purple rice extract.

Treatment - Kate Somerville +Retinol Vita C Serum Intense *gifted - Now this is a combination of retinol and vitamin c usually I would apply vitamin c in the morning which I still do but it's nice to get an extra hit of vitamin c. I don't know if it's because I'm used to retinol now but I honestly don't feel any irritation or see any redness from using this.

Moisturiser - @stubborncosmetics
Custom Made Moisturiser *gifted - I have said this many times but I'll say it again, I have so much love for this moisturiser it's so good to find something customised to you rather than just hoping something will work. .
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  • I don't know about you but I don't like the term "clean" not only because of the implications that it means other skincare ingredients are "dirty" but brands often use term clean skincare to play on people's fears.

There is no such thing as clean skincare it's basically a new version of the "natural Vs synthetic" argument.

The idea that there are toxins in skincare products is completely unfounded and uses people's fear to sell products as does using clean it plays on people's fears of toxins to sell products
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  • New post up on the blog all about the absolutely amazing moisturiser from @stubborncosmetics and @skinperspective 
It's so nice to finally have a moisturiser customised to me! 
Link is in the bio or bit.ly/2MahGdv

Check it out and leave me a comment of what you think! ❤️
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  • We are also so invested in applying all of our skincare to our faces we often forget to take it down our necks as well.

Our necks deserve just as much attention as our face as you don't want the face of a 20 year old and the neck of a 60 year old.
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