De Mamiel Skin. The Cleansers

Hi everyone !!!!

I’m back again with more cleanser reviews. Today as the title suggests I’ll be discussing my thoughts on de Mamiel Skin . At this stage I’ve only indulged in the cleansers. Once I’ve used the entire range I will then do a seperate post on the Brand as a whole and go into more detailed information.

Ingredients and Recommended use were taken directly from https://www.demamiel.com

IMG_8847Product – Pure Calm Cleansing Dew 

Price –  $76 aud for 100ml

Recommended Use –  Each morning and evening, place 1-2 pumps into your palm and warm. Breathe in the aroma; inhale for a count of 3, pause and exhale for a count of 5. Massage into your face and neck using damp fingers to stimulate circulation and break down dirt, makeup and pollution particles, then add a little warm water to reveal the delicate milk. Rinse and pat dry, for gentle exfoliation use the de Mamiel cleansing cloth.

How I Use –  For me I enjoy this most as a morning cleanse. Whilst it can remove makeup I do prefer it as a skin cleanser not makeup remover . I use around 5 pumps and really give my face a lovely slow massage whilst taking long deep breaths. I do remove with a warm washcloth.

Smell –  This just smells like relaxation and hope in a bottle. Which I realise isn’t the most helpful of descriptions however not one ingredient stands out its just an incredibly well thought out and carefully blended melange of deliciousness 

Texture –  It has a medium viscosity which spreads easily whilst being weighty enough to enjoy a long massage.

Thoughts – I first tried this after seeing a Caroline Hirons YouTube video. It become mine almost 2 years ago and I loved it, however thats also the time I started an Instagram account so I began trying a million cleansers and never came back to this. Finally I repurchased and was swiftly reminded of how much joy this brings me not only on an olfactory note but the entire ritual of breathing deeply and massaging my skin with it. This by far is the most soothing and beautiful cleansers I’ve ever had in my collection and I can’t imagine being without it again.

Repurchase – Yes !!!!!

Ingredients – Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, Oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, Polyglyceryl-3 Caprate***, Camellia oleifera (camellia) seed oil*, Rosa canina (rosehip) fruit oil*, Rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed oil, Octyldodecanol***, Opuntia ficus-indica (prickly pear) seed oil*, Ribes nigrum (black currant) seed oil*, Citrus paradisi (grapefruit) peel oil*, Boswellia papyrifera /sacra/serrata (frankincense) resin oil**, Cupressus sempervirens (cypress) leaf oil*, Aqua/water/eau, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, Agonis fragrans (fragonia) branch/leaf oil, Eriocephalus punctulatus (cape chamomile) oil, Pelargonium graveolens (geranium) leaf oil, Tanacetum annuum (blue tansy) flower oil*, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Dalbergia sissoo (rosewood) wood oil, Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower/ leaf/stem oil, Achillea millefolium (yarrow) flower extract*, Althaea officinalis (marshmallow) root extract*, Arnica montana (arnica) flower extract*, Astragalus membranaceus (astragalus) root extract*, Calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract*, Centella asiatica (gotu kola) root extract*, Daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract*, Glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice) root extract*, Sambucus nigra (elder) flower extract*, Scutellaria baicalensis (baikal skullcap) extract*, Symphytum officinale (comfrey) leaf extract*, Urtica dioica (nettle) leaf extract*, Trifolium pratense (red clover) extract*, Equisetum arvense (horsetail) extract*, Cardiospermum halicacabum (balloon vine) flower/leaf/ vine extract*, Rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf extract*, Citral ̊, Citronellol ̊, Geraniol ̊, Limonene ̊, Linalool ̊  Bespokely atmospheriques, created from flower and environmental essences, LightBringer essences Purify Menyanthes trifoliate (bogbean), Aconitum napellus (monkshood), Parnassia palustris (grass of parnassus), Grand Quintile, Pinus sylvestris (grandmother pine), Trientalis europaea (chickweed wintergreen), Helleborus foetidus (english bearsfoot), Linum bienne (pale flax)

  • *** ECOCERT Certified/Approved
    *Certified organic
    *Natural essential oil constituents
    **Wild harvested
    Flower and Environmental essences
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Product – Restorative Cleansing Balm

Price –  $56 aud for 50ml   $97 aud for 100ml (pictured above.)

Recommended Use – Massage a small amount between your palms and onto your face and neck in upward circular motions following Annee’s simple, at-home technique in the care leaflet. Soak a cloth in warm water and hold it against your face for a minute to steam and activate the oils. Breathe deeply, then buff away.

How I Use –  As directed for the generally and mainly I enjoy using in the mornings I will use as a second cleanse in the evening if I’ve had a particularly stressful day. Another way I’ve been enjoying of late is to apply a layer and massage in then leave on in the shower, the steam mixed with the scent is incredible and has the added benefit of protecting my skin in the shower I then wipe away the remnants with a washcloth on exiting the shower.

Smell – Yet another exercise in meticulous blending of aromas both delicate and all encompassing.

Texture –  A thick balm that melts beautifully and easily into skin.

Thoughts – This was recommended by a dear and trusted friend on Instagram . This is such an enjoyable cleanser to use, It feels nourishing and soothing on the skin and gives the most incredible slip to the skin which is perfect for massage with either your hands, gua sha tools or any other massage devices you choose. Yet again the scent is a lesson in understated elegance and is both uplifting and comforting all at once.

 Repurchase – Yes

Ingredients – Camellia oleifera (camellia) seed oil*, Mangifera indica (mango) seed oil, Helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, Cera alba/beeswax/Cire d’abeille*, Borago officinalis (borage) seed oil*, Aleurites moluccana (kukui) seed oil, Moringa oleifera (moringa) seed oil, Oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, Adansonia digitata (baobab) seed oil*, Squalane, Sclerocarya birrea (marula) seed oil*, Astrocaryum murumuru (murumuru) seed butter, Theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter*, Polysorbate 20 (derived from coconut), Rosa damascena (rose) cera, Ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, Bisabolol, Calendula officinalis flower oil*, Daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract*, Agonis fragrans (fragonia) leaf oil, Pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium) leaf oil*, Eriocephalus punctulatus (cape chamomile) oil**, Melaleuca teretifolia (honey myrtle) leaf oil,  Leptospermum petersonii (rose myrtle) leaf oil, Eucalyptus radiata (eucalyptus) leaf oil*, Tocopherol (vitamin E). Geraniol˚, Linalol˚, Citronellol˚, Citral˚. Bespokely botaniques, created from flower and environmental essences, LightBringer Essences Alpine Meadow  (Self heal, Le jardin des alpes, Campanula rotundifolia (harebell), Aster alpinus (alpine aster), Parnassia palustris (grass of parnassus)).

*Certified organic ˚Natural essential oil constituents

Hand blended

Stored in violet glass to preserve the vitality of the precious ingredients.

 

So there you have it,  my thoughts I do naturally gravitate towards cleansers from the world of green beauty due to my preference for oil cleansers and a sensory as well as efficacious cleansing experience. There are many fantastic traditional  skin cleansers as well however its called a preference for a reason . I’m looking forward to experiencing more from this beautiful brand and will share as I do so.

Thank you so much for reading , I do hope you both enjoyed and subscribed. Please leave any questions you may have in the comments and I’ll reply as soon as I can.

Genaya xx

Oskia Skincare.. Renaissance anyone ?

Hi everyone !!!

Just thought I’d share my thoughts about the products I’ve tried from Oskia Skincare . It really is a lovely and effective range.

The mask came in a Caroline Hirons for Cult Beauty box, so that was handy as I don’t think I’d have tried it otherwise and the cleanser was recommended to me by a friend as usual she knows me well.

So read away and hopefully it answers some questions you may have.

IMG_8843Product – Renaissance Cleansing Gel

Price –  $47 aud 100ml

Recommended Use – Massage into dry skin apply a few drops of water to emulsify and rinse with warm water

How I Use –  Generally as a morning or second cleanse . I massage thoroughly into dry skin and remove with a warm washcloth.

Smell –  Reminds me of turkish delight ,So a delicate rose scent and I believe its the chamomile which adds a certain dustiness to it.

Texture –  I know its called a gel but to me it has a soft balm consistency which turns to an oil on the skin.

Thoughts – I absolutely love this cleanser and really enjoy using it I tend to use 3 pumps per cleanse, It also removes makeup however I like giving myself a lovely facial massage with or occasionally as a mini mask hence my preference as a morning or second cleanse. I also find the price point exceptional considering the quality of ingredients and joy in using. So a luxurious, effective product in what I would categorise as mid-level pricing.

Repurchase – Absolutely

Ingredients –  Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Aqua, Cetearyl Olivate, Sucrose Laurate, Benzyl Alcohol, Sorbitan Olivate, Sucrose Palmitate, Parfum (Natural), Geraniol*, Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM), Citronellol**, Dehydroacetic Acid, Lactobacillus/Cucurbita Pepo Fruit Ferment Extract, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Sucrose Stearate, Linalool**, Retinyl Palmitate, CI77491 (natural iron oxide), Jojoba Esters, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate.

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Product – Renaissance Mask 

Price –  $76 aud  50ml

Recommended Use – Apply to a dry cleansed face , massage for a few seconds to activate ingredients if you have sensitive skin wait 10 minutes before massaging. Leave on for 10 – 20 minutes depending on skin type. Rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry.

How I Use –  When it comes to acids I follow directions , I leave on for a full 20 minutes and surprise surprise I remove with a warm washcloth lol.

Smell – Rosy with a whiff of citrus.

Texture –  A gel texture.

Thoughts – I did not think this would do anything for my skin. The only reason I tried it was due to its inclusion in a Caroline Hirons for Cult Beauty box. I now really enjoy using it especially in the morning as it just gives such a beautiful glow and smoothness to the skin and the following steps in my routine just feel as though they are penetrating more deeply. I adore the texture and find it removes very easily and occasionally get a little tingle so the potency is real without being rough.

Repurchase – Yes

Ingredients – Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Olivate, Dimethyl Sulfone (MSM), Sorbitan Olivate, Lactic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Maltodextrin, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Quadrangularis Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum (Natural Fragrance), Alcohol Denat., Xanthan Gum, Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract, Inulin, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Ribose, Petasites Japonicus (Butterbur) Root Extract, Lecithin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Bisulfite, Phenoxyethanol, Geraniol, Citronellol, Linalool, CI 77491 (Iron Oxide)

 

Thank you for taking the time to read , If you have any questions please feel free to ask and I’lI be happy to answer them. I do hope you enjoyed and subscribed .

Genaya xx

Dermalogica Pre Cleanse Duo

Hi there !!!

Just thought I’d share my thoughts about this cleansing duo now that I’ve used long enough to feel comfortable in my feelings about them. As many of you know they are loved by many .

This review is about my feelings and personal experience with the products.

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Product –  Dermalogica Pre Cleanse Balm

Price –  $57.50 aud

Recommended Use – A small amount massaged into dry skin using the included silicone mitt for mild exfoliation add water to emulsify then rinse.

How I Use –   A hefty dollop massaged into dry skin as a make up removing cleanse then emulsified with warm water and removed with a warm washcloth.

Smell – Very citrusy and lavender.

Texture –  Thick balm like consistency which melts easily into skin

Thoughts This definitely removed my makeup, does not rinse clean yet it is the first step in a double cleanse routine. Feels lovely on the skin and the included silicone mitt is a nice yet not necessary aid. For me the scent of lavender was too strong and I found it stung my eyes a little which is not a surprise, I just have a preference for makeup removers that don’t . Really happy I tried this as Ive been curious for a long time. If you are not sensitive to lavender or use a seperate eye makeup remover then I would definitely recommend . Lasted 3 months using 4 nights per week.

Repurchase . No , for the reasons stated above.

Ingredients – Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Laureth-4, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Ozokerite, Bis-Stearyl Dimethicone, Glyceryl Behenate, Tribehenin, Stearyl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Phospholipids, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Glycol Distearate, Sorbitol/Sebacic Acid Copolymer Behenate, Tocopherol, Glycolipids, Eucalyptus Staigeriana Branch/Leaf Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Linalool, Citral, Limonene, Phenoxyethanol.

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Product – Pre Cleanse Oil

Price –  $52.80 aud

Recommended Use – Massage onto dry skin , focussing on areas of congestion . Add warm water to create a milky emulsion then rinse clean with warm water.

How I Use –  As a second cleanse on dry skin, massaging for a few minutes and then I remove with a warm washcloth.

Smell –  Lavender and Grapefruit.

Texture –  Nice thin oil that gives plenty of slip for massage.

Thoughts Again this is one where the smell just isn’t me and also stings my eyes although its recommended as great for removing eye makeup . Because I have this in my second cleanse category it just doesn’t stand up for me against the many other oil cleansers I have tried.

Repurchase No, If lavender and grapefruit are your cup of tea then go for it. It definitely removes makeup and is beautiful for massage.

Ingredients – Tocopheryl Acetate, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Extract, Tocopherol, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Decyl Olive Esters, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Citral, Limonene, Linalool, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Lavandula Hybrida Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben

Thank you for taking the time to read , If you have any questions please feel free to ask and I’lI be happy to answer them. I do hope you enjoyed and subscribed .

Genaya xx

The Empty Chronicles Pt 1 , Cleansers

Thought I’d go through my empties by category and because I can’t be bothered always holding onto the empty containers these are photos I previously took for Instagram when I was sharing my current stash. I have already done a blog post on May Lindstrom Skin’s entire line which you can find in the Skincare category .

I will just be giving a brief overview of each , If you would like to know more please don’t hesitate to ask .

Product Infiore Beauty – Treate Cleansing Emulsion

Type Milk Cleanser

Price  $102 aud for 125ml

Recommended Use  2-5 pumps massaged gently into skin and removed with warm and cool water or with a warm washcloth.

How I Use  Exactly as directed , I prefer to use as a morning or 2nd cleanse in the evening.

Smell Like a bouquet of summer flowers .

Texture  Light milky feeling.

Thoughts This is just incredibly beautiful and gentle. Also if you prefer to not use washcloths its extremely effective at breaking down oil, so if you’re a fan of oil cleansers then this easily breaks it down and allows you to rinse with alternating warm and cold water to remove. I love the feeling of this on my skin and once removed my skin feels hydrated and plumped ready to absorb the following products.

Repurchase – Definitely !!!!

Ingredients– Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Rosa Damascena Flower Hydrosol, Organic Sugar Cane Alcohol**, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Oil, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Jasminum Officinale Flower Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract, Humulus Lupulus (Hops) Flower Extract, Echinacea Angustifolia Root Extract, Plantago Major (Plantain) Leaf Extract, Taraxacum Officinale (Dandelion) Leaf/Root Extract, Fucus Vesiculosus Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Aroma*, Limonene*, Linalool*, Geraniol*, Eugenol*, Benzyl Benzoate*, Citronellol*, Farnesol*. *Naturally occurs in essential oils. Custom-tincturing ‘Esprit de In Fiore’ alcohol** from organically grown sugar cane and a proprietary blend of ethically sourced botanicals.

Product Omorovicza – Moor Cream Cleanser

Type Cream Cleanser

Price   $97 aud for 150ml

Recommended Use  Apply to damp skin avoiding eyes and rinse clean.

How I Use  As above though I prefer using a warm washcloth.

Smell Menthol

Texture  Heavy creamy feeling.

Thoughts Was so sceptical of this before using as I’m not a fan of their cleansing balm, however I have come to truly appreciate this. My skin feels thoroughly clean yet not stripped this leaves my skin feeling great and ready to absorb the next steps. Will only use a morning cleanse or 2nd cleanse in the evening. Do not recommend if you have sensitive or reactive skin.

Repurchase – Yes but for me this is a summer cleanser, Very refreshing.

Ingredients– Aqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Silt (Hungarian Mud), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Saccharomyces Ferment Extract, Zinc Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Parfum (Fragrance), Eucalyptus Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita(Peppermint) Oil, Phospholipids, Xanthan Gum

Product– May Lindstrom Skin – The Pendulum Potion

Type – Oil Cleanser

Price  $118 aud for 100ml

Recommended Use– Shake bottle gently,  4-6 pumps into palms. Press into dry skin, then wet hands and gently massage. Remove in upwards motions with a warm washcloth.

How I Use  I use nearly 10 pumps because I’m greedy and enjoy a long facial massage.

Smell  Earthy, Floral , comforting.

Texture A beautiful oil, feels weighty in the best possible way.

Thoughts Like most of May Lindstroms products this was not love at first use. It took me a few cleanses to appreciate the beauty of this cleanser. Now that I’ve figured out my ritual with this its magic is undoubted.

Repurchase – Absolutely !!!!

Ingredients– *CALOPHYLLUM INOPHYLLUM (TAMANU) OIL, *CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (CAMELLIA) SEED OIL, *MACADAMIA INTEGRIFOLIA (MACADAMIA NUT) OIL, *PERSEA AMERICANA (AVOCADO) OIL, *OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL, PRUNUS SPP (PLUM KERNEL) OIL, THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA ABSOLUTE) OIL, *CITRUS SINENSIS (SWEET ORANGE) ESSENTIAL OIL, **COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) OIL, JASMINE (JASMINE) GRANDIFLORUM ABSOLUTE, *CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG-YLANG) OIL, *CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) ESSENTIAL OIL, **MYROXYLON PEREIRAE (PERU BALSAM) OIL, **BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) OIL, +LIMONENE, +BENZYL BENZOATE, +LINALOOL, +BENZYL CINNAMATE.
*CERTIFIED ORGANIC **WILD HARVESTED +COMPONENT OF ESSENTIAL OIL

Product Jordan Samuel Skin – The After Show Balm Cleanser

Type – Balm Cleanser

Price  $32 usd for 94ml

Recommended Use Use a small amount with dry hands on dry skin . Massage to remove makeup , spf. Rinse clean or remove with a washcloth.

How I Use  Exactly as directed although sometimes I’ve enjoyed as a morning cleanse as I find it lovely for a long facial massage.

Smell  Faintly of olives and cucumber. I find it to be a very comforting scent.

Texture  Beautiful buttery texture

Thoughts This really piqued my interest in balm cleansers and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Whilst not a lot of bells and whistles its actually the simplicity of this that I loved, I didn’t have to worry about any possible irritation and my eyes were not irritated either which is key with make up removal .

Repurchase – Yes!!!!

Ingredients– Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Squalane, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Jojoba Esters, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax , Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Polyglycerin-3.

Product Sunday Riley – Blue Moon Tranquility Cleansing Balm

Type –  Balm Cleanser

Price $72 aud for 100 g

Recommended Use Use a small amount with dry hands on dry skin . Massage to remove makeup , spf.   Remove with a washcloth.

How I Use  As directed.

Smell Delicious kind of like chocolate .

Texture Slightly granular feeling, not scratchy at all .

Thoughts It was not love at first use. I began by using in the mornings and it felt almost like a chore. Then I began using as a makeup remover in the night and it really came into its own. I found it removed every last scrap of product and left my skin feeling clean and soft. Definitely happy I did that as I grew to really appreciate it.

Repurchase – I would as a make up remover , Most products specifically for removing makeup are a little to joyless for me. I enjoy a sensory experience when cleansing and this definitely fits the bill.

Ingredients– Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sucrose Laurate, Jojoba Esters, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Polyglycerin-3, Glyceryl behenate, C10-18 Triglycerides, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, PEG-8 beeswax, Cetyl Alcohol , Ceteth-20, Steareth-20, Polyglyceryl-6, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswaxl, Squalene, Tangerine (Citrus Tangerina) Oil, Citrus sinensis (Sweet Orange) Oil, Tanacetum annuum (Blue Tansy) Leaf Oil, Matricaria recutita (German Chamomile) Essential Oil, Vanilla planifolia fruit extract, Ylang ylang (Canaga Odorata) Flower Oil, Citrus aurantium var. Amara (Neroli) Flower Oil, Anthemis nobilis (Chamomile Roman) Flower Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Moringa Oil/ Hydrogenated Moringa Oil Esters (Moringa Butter), Chlorphenesin, Caprylyl Glycol.

 Hope you enjoyed and subscribed.
Genaya xx

Does ” Good Genes ” deliver ?

Ah Sunday Riley ,  Good Genes what can I possibly add to this conversation that hasn’t been heard , read or seen . Something I hope.

I did not try this until a year ago when one of my friends was selling her bottle as she didn’t enjoy it , so I decided to take the plunge and now I understand why its loved by so many.

As a fan of acid exfoliation for at least a decade I was not convinced it would yield many results , however I’d heard lots about how Lactic Acid is good for a dryer skin type such as mine and also being in my 40’s I need all the help I can get with speeding up that cell turnover. And as I was lucky enough to have purchased a nearly full bottle at half price why the hell not !!!

Product – Good Genes by Sunday Riley

Price –  $154 aud for 30ml

Recommended Use – As a serum , one pump applied after cleansing and before moisturising. As a mask , mix with a milky cleanser and leave on for 10-20 minutes.

How I Use –  I use as a serum in the evenings. After double cleansing , acid toning and a mist I then apply 2 pumps to face and décolletage . Currently using twice a week but am looking at increasing that. Will do an update if increasing use makes a noticeable difference.

Smell – Kind of sour to me.

Texture –  Creamy serum feeling takes a few moments to absorb.

Thoughts – I definitely find this to be an important part of my brightening arsenal . I’ve found this to be the best Lactic Acid based treatment and still get the slightest tingle upon application . My skin when I wake looks bright and glowing and this effect has not subsided at all even after using nearly half a 60ml bottle. This is definitely not a budget option I have tried The Ordinary Lactic Acid in 5% and 10% which didn’t work out for me perhaps as I’m used to stronger acids, Also used Allies of Skin Bright Future Overnight Facial which is also good , will do a review of that soon. I’m just a fan of Good Genes because it works for me and if you were to use it twice a week the 30ml bottle will easily last 4 months.

Repurchase – Yes I’ve already purchased and am nearly halfway through the 60ml bottle.

Ingredients

Opuntia Tuna Fruit (Prickly Pear) Extract, Agave Tequilana Leaf (Blue Agave) Extract, Cypripedium Pubescens (Lady’s Slipper Orchid) Extract, Opuntia Vulgaris (Cactus) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract & Saccharomyses Cerevisiae (Yeast) Extract, Lactic Acid, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Ppg-12/Smdi Copolymer, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol And Ceteareth20, Glyceryl Stearate And Peg-100 Stearate, Arnica Montana (Flower) Extract, PEG-75 Meadowfoam Oil, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil, Triethanolamine, Xantham Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Steareth-20, DMDM Hydantoin

Thank you so much for reading !!!!

I do hope you enjoyed and subscribed , If you have any questions please feel free to ask in comments.

Genaya xx

 

 

Is this ” The Retinol”


Hi everyone just thought I’d share my experience with this product. I have been using for 3 months and have around 1 week left of product. My reason for choosing this product was the inclusion of Lactic Acid in the formulation as my dry skin responds well to Lactic acid. My primary focus in using retinol is help with fine lines and evening out of skin tone and of course helping with general skin aging concerns.  This can be purchased  here . I purchased mine in Australia from @vimandcopharmacy . (these are not affiliate links)

If you’d like to see how I incorporate into my nightly skincare routines you can follow them on Instagram myskinandstyle 

Product – Resurface by Shani Darden, Retinol Reform

Price –  $95 usd for 1 oz

Recommended Use – One to Two pumps on clean dry skin in the evening, apply moisturiser if needed . Build up slowly until you can use nightly. SPF must be used daily.

How I Use –  I used after a Hyaluronic acid product whilst building my tolerance. I now use after acid toning 4 nights per week , its my sweet spot. .

Smell – Retinol as it should be.

Texture –  Light easily absorbed serum texture.

Thoughts After 3 months of consistent use , I feel as though this is a fantastic product and has definitely been a key contributor in my skins all over improvement. My skin looks and feels great , Noticeable improvement with fine lines , too early to have helped with pigmentation in a major way however with the other products and treatments I’m using and having this is helping those results stay present.

I love the inclusion of Lactic acid and Niacinimide as they are giving me a nice even tone and glow whilst keeping my skin feeling hydrated and healthy. . So loving it right now , Also interested in her latest release Texture Reform , However not sure it will be more suited for my skin than this one.

Repurchase Yes really pleased with the results. Have another Retinol to try first and will then repurchase.

Ingredients – Deionized Water, Retinol (vitamin A propionate), Aloe Vera, Glycerth-26, OctylDimethyl, Polysorbate-80, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lactate, Sodium PCA, Niacinimide, Soduim Benzoate, Inositrol, Lactic Acid, Quaterium-15

Thank you so much for reading !!!!

I do hope you enjoyed and subscribed , If you have any questions please feel free to ask in comments.

Genaya xx

The Seeke – Rose Elixir

Hi everyone , I thought I’d hop on and discuss one of my favourite oils . It’s made by a company called @theseeke . And I will definitely be trying more of their products soon. This is not a sponsored post
Product –  Rose & Calendula Beauty Oil

Price – $59.95 AUD for 100ml

Recommended Use –  Can be used as a Moisturiser, Cleanser, Hair Treatment and Bath Oil

How I Use –  All of the above and recently a face oil.

Smell – Although it contains Lavender I only pick up rose, It quite literally smells like a bunch of freshly picked roses.

Texture – Its quite a thick texture which I enjoy.

Thoughts – The first time I bought this I used solely as a body oil, this time around I have played around a lot more and have been enjoying as a morning cleanse, due to the viscosity of the oil its incredible for facial massage and I’ve always been a fan of calendula in products. I will be experimenting with it this week as a makeup remover. a few times I’ve also added it as a facial oil when i’m craving nourishment in particular and its fulfilled those needs well.This is a beautiful product that I will continually repurchase and will be using a lot more consistently

Ingredients – Camellia oleifera seed oil*, Olea europaea fruit oil*, Calendula flowers*, Argania spinosa kernel oil*, Rosa centifolia (red rose buds), Pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium) essential oil, Lavandula angustifolia essential oil, Tocopherol (natural vitamin E).

Repurchase – Absolutely .

Thank you for reading , I hope you subscribe , If you’d like to see my daily routines you can me here @myskinandstyle on Instagram.

Have a wonderful day everyone.

Genaya xxx

Pai Skincare Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil

Hi everyone just thought I’d highlight a new favourite oil as you can see in the picture the bottle its nearly empty. I was first introduced to this oil thanks to the lovely @aurelia.tiong  one of my Instagram friends and am a confirmed fan of it now. Apart from the results I do believe its a wonderful oil to have on hand whenever you feel your skin is stressed or sensitive or perhaps you just want to add something extra to beef up your moisturiser. At this price I really think you can’t go wrong. For me its the only oil I will be using in the evening from now on.
Product –  @paiskincare Rosehip BioRegenerate Oil

Price –  $40 aud for 30ml

A.M or P.M – Either. I prefer evenings.

Recommended Use – Apply 2-3 drops and massage onto clean dry skin on face or body.

How I Use – Of an evening I add 3 drops to my moisturiser of choice and massage in. I also apply 3 drops to my décolletage .

Smell – To me it smells earthy.

Texture – A medium viscosity

Thoughts – I have noticed since using this my skin feels more nourished, I wake up with deeply nourished skin that feels and looks smooth and plump. Obviously I use other products to aid that feeling, however with the amount of actives I use in the evening, I believe this is helping a lot due to the high proportion of Omegas 3,6,7 and 9 which are found in this particular rosehip oil which @paiskincare share on their website is Andean Rosehip Oil which also contains antioxidant carotenoids

Ingredients – Rosa Canina Seed Extract* – Rosehip Seed Extract
Rosa Canina Fruit Extract* – Rosehip Fruit ExtractTocopherol – Natural Vitamin E Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract* – Rosemary Extract.

Repurchase – Definitely !!!!

Thank you for taking the time to read , If you have any other questions please let me know in the comments below , also if you have a personal favourite Rosehip oil drop that in the comments as well please .

Have a wonderful day and I do hope you subscribe,  also you can follow me on Instagram   @myskinandstyle for daily routines.

Genaya xxx

Caroline Hirons x Cult Beauty Box of Dreams

Hi Everyone !!!
Today I’m going into greater detail on the Caroline Hirons for Cult Beauty Box of Dreams
This is the first time I’ve purchased one of Caroline Hirons curated boxes the main reason for purchasing was there were two products I was extremely interested in and one I’d purchased and loved previously.

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Whats in the Box 

The box retailed for $220 gbp for 6 items which individually would have cost $425 gbp as I live in Australia the price was minus 20% V.A.T so $315 aud for the box and $602 aud for the products individually so an incredible savings !!!!!

For a reference point it costs $260 aud for the Blue Cocoon alone when bought locally so this was a definite no brainer for me.

I’m very happy that I bought this box and I see its still available on the Cult Beauty website, I honestly believe its still available due to the inclusion of Blue Cocoon as people seem to be in two minds about that particular product. What I also appreciate is how it’s a full routine so you can use as shown or switch products from your own shelf and customise however you choose.

I would definitely consider purchasing the next box as in my mind if you are interested in or have previously used the most expensive item in the box and perhaps have been curious about one or two of the other items then you’ve already got your moneys worth.

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Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser

PRODUCT Omorovicza Moor Cream Cleanser

PRICE $52 gbp 120ml

SKIN TYPE All types

RECOMMENDED USE A pea sized amount massaged into damp skin and removed with warm water

A.M OR P.M Either, however best as a second cleanse in the evening as can not be used on eyes

HOW IT SMELLS Like you’ve been slapped by eucalyptus & peppermint

HOW IT FEELS Lovely and creamy

HOW MUCH DO I USE 2 peas as moderation is not my best quality

HOW OFTEN DO I USE Ive been enjoying almost nightly as my second cleanse

HOW DO I USE Apply to damp skin and give skin a lovely massage and then remove with a washcloth.

MY THOUGHTS Was so sceptical of this before using as I’m not a fan of the cleansing balm, however I have come to truly appreciate this. My skin feels thoroughly clean yet not stripped this leaves my skin feeling great and ready to absorb the next steps.

FACTS. This is an expensive cleanser if you have sensitive or reactive skin this may be to mush due to the inclusion eucalyptus and peppermint oil. Sample first if you can.

REPURCHASE Yes

INGREDIENTS Aqua (Hungarian Thermal Water), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Silt (Hungarian Mud), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Stearic Acid, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Saccharomyces Ferment Extract, Zinc Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Tocopherol, Parfum (Fragrance), Eucalyptus Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita(Peppermint) Oil, Phospholipids, Xanthan Gum

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Oskia Renaissance Mask

PRODUCT Oskia Renaissance Mask

PRICE $51 gbp 50ml

SKIN TYPE All

RECOMMENDED USE 1-2 times per week.

A.M OR P.M Either

HOW IT SMELLS Like Turkish Delight !!!!!

HOW IT FEELS Almost gel like to begin then a lovely creamy feel.

HOW MUCH DO I USE Roughly half a flat teaspoon

HOW OFTEN DO I USE Twice a week seems to be the sweet spot for me.

HOW DO I USE I apply a dollop and dot around my face then massage into skin until I have a nice white coating all over my face and neck. After 15 minutes I remove with a washcloth and warm water.

MY THOUGHTS This mask seems to be very active on my skin and when I remove my skin looks bright and glowing and my skin feels soft and hydrated.
FACTS Do not underestimate this product it definitely works in a gentle non inflammatory way due to the inclusion of Lactic acid and Papaya extract so a great buy if you aren’t a fan of glycolic acid. This is fantastic for dryer and mature skins as well which is what I have. It smells like childhood dreams and is a definite investment in healthy refined skin. This product has made me want to try more from Oskia Skincare

REPURCHASE Yes

INGREDIENTS Glycerin, Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Olivate, Methyl Sulphonyl Methane, Sorbitan Olivate, Lactic Acid, Sodium Lactate, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Maltodextrin, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Passiflora Quadrangularis Fruit Extract, Ananas Sativus (Pineapple) Fruit Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Extract, Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum (Fragrance), Alcohol Denat., Xanthan Gum, Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract, Inulin, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Ribose, Petasites Japonicus (Butterbur) Root Extract, Lecithin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Bisulfite, Phenoxyethanol, Geraniol, Citronellol, Linalool, CI 77491 (Iron Oxide).

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DCL Multi Action Penta Peel

PRODUCT DCL Skincare Penta Peel

PRICE $58 gbp for 50 pads.

SKIN TYPE Technically most , however i would recommend for those used to stronger acids

RECOMMENDED USE Every 2nd day, swipe over face then remove with cool water after five minutes.

A.M OR P.M Either

HOW IT SMELLS  Strong chemical smell
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HOW IT FEELS Super tingly to begin with then once you’re accustomed just a slight tingle.

HOW MUCH DO I USE One pad

HOW OFTEN DO I USE I use 4 times per week of an evening.

HOW DO I USE After cleansing I use one pad over my entire face excluding eyes and lips, If the pad is still moist I run it over my elbows, knees and feet. I do not rinse off.

MY THOUGHTS I thought my face was going to fall off when i used the first 3 times my skin was not used to these specific acids in this particular formulation. Most start with glycolic or lactic. I took it very slowly and built my tolerance without compromising my skin. I now use 4 times a week without any redness or any tingle beyond a little one.

FACTS These are a strong acid in a combination rarely seen, I now know that this combination once I adjusted has brought evenness and glow to my skin. I truly appreciate this product.

REPURCHASE Yes.

INGREDIENTS Aqua, Alcohol Denat., Mandelic Acid, Phytic Acid, Ethoxydiglycol, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Ammonium Hydroxide, Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract, Saccharum Officinarum Extract, Citrus Limon Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract, Acer Saccharum Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Arginine

 

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NIOD Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate

PRODUCT NIOD FECC Fractionated Eye Contour Concentrate

PRICE $56 gbp for 15 ml

SKIN TYPE Any

RECOMMENDED USE One drop for each eye.

A.M OR P.M Both

HOW IT SMELLS Like nothing

HOW IT FEELS A very light easily absorbed watery texture

HOW MUCH DO I USE One drop each eye

HOW OFTEN DO I USE Twice a day

HOW DO I USE Apply one drop to the eye then gently tap in around the entire eye including the upper and lower lid.

MY THOUGHTS Hydration levels have massively improved in this area in the month since using ,absolutely astonished by how much difference this has made. Fine lines are lessened and a immediate firming feeling is visible.

FACTS One of the most sophisticated formulations on the market. The only down side is the dropper bottle , I really wish it came in a pump.

REPURCHASE Yes

INGREDIENTS Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Yeast Extract, Albizia Julibrissin Bark Extract, Niacinamide, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-5, Decapeptide-22, Oligopeptide-78, Palmitoyl Decapeptide-21, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-52, Zinc Palmitoyl Nonapeptide-14, Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-50, Pentapeptide-18, Acetyl Hexapeptide-30, Heptapeptide-15 Palmitate, Palmitoyl Heptapeptide-18, S-Mu-Conotoxin CnIIIc Acetate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Darutoside, Epigallocatechin Gallatyl Glucoside, Gallyl Glucoside, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Zinc PCA, Methylglucoside Phosphate, Disodium Acetyl Glucosamine Phosphate, Copper Lysinate/Prolinate, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Superoxide Dismutase, Escin, Ascorbic Acid, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Polyglucuronic Acid, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Asparagopsis Armata Extract, Fraxinus Excelsior Bark Extract, Olea Europaea Leaf Extract, Ruscus Aculeatus Root Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Arginine, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Yeast Protein, Lecithin, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Xanthan Gum, Cetyl Hydroxyethylcellulose, Silanetriol, Sodium Dextran Sulfate, Sorbitol, Pentylene Glycol, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Citric Acid, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Lactic Acid/Glycolic Acid Copolymer, PPG-26-Buteth-26, Polyvinyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Propyl Gallate, Potassium Sorbate, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Benzyl Alcohol, Phenylpropanol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin.

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Leahlani Champagne Serum

PRODUCT  Leahlani  Champagne Serum

PRICE $34 gbp 30ml

SKIN TYPE All Skin Types (esp Dry or Sensitive)

RECOMMENDED USE Shake well before use apply a few drops at the serum stage of your routine also add to the Honey Lover 3-in-1 to boost antioxidant and anti inflammatory protection

A.M OR P.M Either

HOW IT SMELLS I find this to be the most fragrant oil I’ve used and sometimes find it quite overwhelming.

HOW IT FEELS Very light and easily absorbed , layers well with other products.

HOW MUCH DO I USE About 3-4 drops.

HOW OFTEN DO I USE 2 to 3 times a week.

HOW DO I USE Mainly by mixing with a hydrating serum and a balm mixed together in hands and massaged into damp skin. Also like applying to décolletage after sun exposure . Even though I use Spf daily I find it important to treat all exposed skin with the same care I do my face.

MY THOUGHTS Whilst this smells delicious and absorbs easily , I find its just not nourishing enough for my skin , which isn’t technically the main purpose. However for me when using oils at the serum stage it is what I look for.

FACTS It is chock full of beautiful antioxidant ingredients !!!!!!! All natural mainly tea based the inclusion of Rosehip and Calendula as always call to me as they do in any formulation. Also if these ingredients call to you , I believe its a excellent price point.

REPURCHASE No.

INGREDIENTS Organic cold pressed Grapeseed Oil (Vitis Vinifera), cold pressed Chardonnay Grapeseed Oil (Vitis Vinifera Chardonnay), organic cold pressed Rosehip Oil (Rosa Canina), organic cold pressed Jojoba Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis), essential oils of: organic Lavender (Lavandula Angustifolia), Chamomile (Matricaria Chamomilla), organic Orange (Citrus Nobilis), Rose Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens), Leahlani antioxidant cocktail: (organic Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis), organic White Tea (Camellia Sinensis), organic Rooibos Tea (Aspalathus Linearis), organic Calendula (Calendula Officinalis), Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate), organic Sunflower Oil (Helianthus Annuus) and LOVE (Aloha).

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May Lindstrom Skin The Blue Cocoon 

PRODUCT May Lindstrom Skin Blue Cocoon

PRICE $174 gbp 50ml

SKIN TYPE Any

RECOMMENDED USE Best massaged into damp skin.

A.M OR P.M Either

HOW IT SMELLS Like everything is possible

HOW IT FEELS A pressed oil that melts into skin.

HOW MUCH DO I USE I would say a thumbnails worth.

HOW OFTEN DO I USE 3- 4 times week currently, will return to daily use very soon.

HOW DO I USE How I use Again I like mixing this with other nourishing products and applying. Other times just as recommended. I warm in my hands to apply so that it is almost liquid again.

MY THOUGHTS  I’ve never experienced a product like this before from the intoxicating scent to the way my skin feels after use. My makeup sits perfectly on top. Or on a no makeup day its just leaves my skin dewy.

FACTS. Most either love or don’t . If you can sample I highly recommend it.

REPURCHASE Yes always yes ,this is my 3rd jar.
I have a more in-depth review on the blog already about the entire line.

INGREDIENTS *CAMELLIA OLEIFERA (CAMELLIA) SEED OIL, ***BUTYROSPERMUN PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER, ***THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER, ***SCLEROCARYA BIRREA (VIRGIN MARULA) OIL, CALODENDRUM CAPENSE (YANGU) OIL, *ADANSONIA DIGITATA (BAOBAB) OIL, *TANACETUM ANNUUM (BLUE TANSY) OIL, **COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) OIL, *LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL, **BOSWELLIA CARTERI (FRANKINCENSE) OIL, *PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS (GERANIUM ROSE) OIL, *VANILLA PLANIFOLIA CO2 TOTAL ESSENTIAL OIL, SCHISANDRA SPHENANTHERA CO2 FRUIT EXTRACT, *HELICHRYSUM ITALICUM (IMMORTELLE) OIL, RAVENSARA AROMATICA OIL.* *CERTIFIED ORGANIC
** WILD HARVESTED
*** FAIR TRADE, RAW & UNREFINED

So thats all I have to say about that, If you have any questions please leave them in the comments below.

Thank you for reading I do hope you subscribe.

Genaya xx

 

Creating a Sleep Ritual

Due to working Night Shifts I find it extremely hard to adjust on my days off and have found myself unable to fall asleep before 6am which renders my time off almost completely useless. Therefore I’ve decided to try adopt a sleeping ritual in the hopes that by practicing this daily it will help my mind and body to find that balance necessary for slumber and thereby rendering my time off my own and not my pillows.

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