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5 More Beauty Bits You Need in Your Life

31st October 2016 in Hair, Makeup, Skincare - 3 Comments - 4 min read

5 More Beauty Bits You Need in Your Life

31st October 2016 in Hair, Makeup, Skincare - 3 Comments - 4 min read >/div>

Hey Beauties!

If you remember my previous post at the start of the year “Top 5 Beauty Bits You Have To Try” i showed you some of my favourite products that i had been using so i thought it would be good to end of the year in the same way!

5 More Beauty Bits You Need in Your Life
£14.50 from mankind.co.uk

Everyone knows or should know that SPF is so important to wear not just when the sun is out but all year round, realistically yeah that doesn’t happen but if you want to protect your skin its best that you find products that contain some sort of SPF.  Jack Black Oil-free Sun Guard is a fantastic choice because it has a high SPF of 45 and is broad spectrum so that means you are protected against UVA and UVB rays. I like that it’s also water-resistant so you will be protected in the water for up to 80 minutes after that you will have to reapply. Yes it is marketed as a “men’s product” but I honestly feel like anyone can use it. If you are worried about the scent being overly masculine I wouldn’t worry as it doesn’t really have much of a scent at all.

5 More Beauty Bits You Need in Your Life
£20.50 from SpaceNK.com or in store

Think of Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer as a primer not for your face but for your hair, This product protects, conditions, and eases styling for dry, brittle, or coarse hair. I really love this because it really is that one stop shop kind of product it does everything! I think it really comes in handy because it not only works as a primer but as an SPF for your hair so it doesn’t get damaged either containing both UVA and UVB protection.

A good long last lipstick is a great thing to have because you don’t always want to be touching it out and having to reapply. NYX Liquid Suede in Soft Spoken is a gorgeous nude colour that goes perfectly with the Kiko Milano Creamy Colour Comfort Lipliner in 301 Nude. Both are long wearing and affordable also even though the Liquid Suede are quite matte they aren’t drying which is a big plus for me because i hate drying lip products.

5 More Beauty Bits You Need in Your Life
£7.99 from Boots.com or in store

I prefer using a makeup fixing spray as powders can sometimes be a bit to matte and flat, you want something that’s still going to enable you to have that dewy look with the fixing properties of a powder that’s where this beauty comes in from L’oreal comes in. I can’t rate this enough at only £7.99 this is a total steal I feel like the only other setting sprays that actually work are the Skindinavia Setting Sprays and the Urban Decay All Nighter but both are £20+ which is a lot of money for something like a setting spray.
I really love the idea of using a setting spray because no matter how much you apply your makeup won’t change whereas with powder the more you add the more likely you are to become cakey and really who wants to be applying layer after layer of powder?

5 More Beauty Bits You Need in Your Life
£25 from Debenhams.com or in store

Im of the thought that you really don’t need to be wearing a really heavy full coverage foundation, i like applying a foundation/tinted moisturiser then going in with a heavier concealer that way you can cover up your problem areas and still have the good parts of your skin shine though.
Urban Decay One and Done is a supposed to be like the name suggests one step and you’re done. One and Done instantly blurs imperfections and evens out your skin tone for beautifully perfected, ultra definition skin. It’s the best of both worlds, a hybrid complexion cream which combines the benefits of a sheer foundation and the coverage of a tinted moisturiser. The best part is how it transforms the look of your skin! Over time, pores appear smaller and skin appears noticeably firmer and more radiant.

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How beautiful is the new @urbandecayuk One and Done. Laura used it yesterday and loved it because it was so light and gave good coverage #bbloggers #oneanddone #urbandecay

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Have you tried any of the above 5?
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Andrew James

Scottish science nerd obsessed with all things beauty! Creator of The Skincare Saviour, a skincare blog covering everything from reviews, tutorials to busting myths, finding dupes and breaking down trends.

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  • I don't often talk about my AM routine but if I had to choose one thing that I think makes a big difference it would be the powerhouse combination of sunscreen and vitamin c.

Whilst the sunscreen protects against the UV rays, the vitamin v helps to prevent oxidative damage through out the day. 
Vitamin c doesn't just prevent oxidative damage it also helps to lighten and brighten the skin. Lately I've been using the @skinceuticals_uki CE ferulic acid. I am absolutely loving this combination it's the first L-ascorbic acid product I've use that skin hasn't hated! 😭🙌🏼😱
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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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