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The Best of Skincare 2018

Welcome Skintellectuals! Can you believe that 2018 is over already? its insane it feels like this year has completely flown by! Since it is now 2019 i thought i would look back to the previous year and let know some…

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Cerave Hydrating Cleanser Review

15th November 2018 in Cleanser, Skincare - 10 Comments

Welcome Skintellectuals! I know that i tend to talk a lot about high end/luxury skincare, its because more expensive skincare tends to be better in the sense of better research and higher levels of elegant formulations because there tends to…

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Natural Skincare Done The Right Way With Merumaya

24th September 2018 in Cleanser, Exfoliation, Skincare - 8 Comments

Welcome Skintellectuals! If you know me you’ll know that i love a good cleanser and when one comes along i tend to get a little excited haha. I have quite a rocky relationship with natural skincare because we not only…

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Alpha H Liquid Gold Resurfacing Cleansing Cream Review

13th August 2018 in Cleanser, Skincare - 12 Comments

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…

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Frances Prescott Tri-Balm Review

14th May 2018 in Cleanser, Skincare - 4 Comments

Welcome Skintellectuals! I’m always on the lookout for the next best cleanser, its just something I really enjoy using. I feel like cleanser is probably the most important part of your whole routine as sets everything else up that you’re…

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Sunday Riley Blue Moon Cleansing Balm Review

24th January 2018 in Cleanser, Skincare - 5 Comments

Welcome Skintellectuals! If you couldn’t tell from the first image of this post that i am absolutely in love with the Sunday Riley Blue Moon Cleansing Balm then i’ll say it out loud…..Holy Shit this cleanser is amazing! This review…

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Votary Rose Geranium and Apricot Cleansing Oil Review

22nd November 2017 in Cleanser, Skincare - 6 Comments

Welcome Skintellectuals! If there is one thing ive learnt its to love its a good oil. Before i was quite apprehensive about using oil on my skin because i thought that my skin didn’t get on with oils, they clogged…

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Pixi + Caroline Hirons Double Cleanse Review

15th September 2017 in Cleanser, Skincare - 21 Comments

Hey Beauties! I will be the first one to say i was really late on the whole Pixi train which seems to be a common theme with me, i always let the hype pass me by and then if people…

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Jack Black Travel Essentials Review

Hey Beauties! Its coming up on that time of year when we all hopefully go on a little get away during the summer, I hope everyone is going somewhere nice and if not i hope youre enjoying the sun that…

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Clarisonic Deep Pore Decongesting Solution Review

28th July 2014 in Cleanser, Exfoliation, Skincare - 20 Comments

Hey Beauties! There has been always so much hype around the Clarisonic everyone always talks about them as being a fantastic little gadget for cleansing and for me i didn’t particularly see it i didn’t want to shell out for…

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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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