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Product Review – skinChemists Moisturisers

I am a huge fan of the skinChemists brand. I have used a few of their products in the past year, and I wish I could afford to use them all day, everyday. They are so good and these moisturisers right here did not let me down.

 

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I have been using the skinChemists Advanced Snail Duo Moisturiser and the Rose Quartz Hydrating & Illuminating Day Moisturiser, for weeks now and I have been loving them.

 

skinChemists Advanced Snail Duo Moisturiser

I love this moisturiser so much. It feels great on my skin and ticks all the boxes for me. Here is the product description –

 

SkinChemists Advanced Snail Duo Moisturiser is formulated for use as part of both a morning and evening skincare regimes. The advanced blend of active ingredients work in synergy to repair the skin from daily damage, whilst protecting against future environmental stress, leaving a mattified finish.

 

Here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. I adore the beautiful compact packaging.
  2. It has a lovely sweet fragrance, that is so long-lasting.
  3. I like the matte finish. It is also great as a foundation base for makeup.
  4. It leaves my skin feeling very soft and smooth.

 

CONS

  1. The price. A 50ml bottle goes for £114.90. But then again, quality skincare never comes cheap. I had to learn that the hard way.

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skinChemists Rose Quartz Hydrating & Illuminating Day Moisturiser

This moisturiser is the TRUTH! It is definitely the best moisturiser I have tried in a long time. Here is the product description –

 

Our Rose Quartz Hydrating & Illuminating Day Moisturiser is formulated with nourishing and hydrating actives, to smooth, illuminate and refine the skin while protecting against daily environmental damage.

 

Here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. It has an amazing fragrance. So sweet and so long-lasting.
  2. I love the pink colour and the product packaging.
  3. I love the texture of this moisturiser. It is great for my skin.
  4. It wakes up my dull skin.

 

CONS

  1. Maybe price again. A 50ml bottle goes for £89.90. However, like I said above, when it comes to skincare, the more expensive, the better.

 

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I recommend these moisturisers to anyone dealing with dull/tired skin. These moisturisers will definitely keep your looking radiant and awake.

Have you used any of these skinChemists moisturisers?

*PR samples.

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Are your skincare products ruining your skin?

My skin has changed dramatically since I had my babies. I had my twins 3 years ago, but my skin is still yet to go back to how it use to be. I have had a hard time dealing with the changes in my body and skin. The pregnancy and the parenting books did not prepare me for the many changes I experienced and still experiencing. I guess there is no way to fully prepare yourself for all these changes, because we all have different experiences.

 

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I went many shades darker, and I am still dealing with a lot of hyper pigmentation. I battle with pimples and spots every now and again, and my skin has just been up and down. I took it as one of those things and tried not to worry too much about it, but it became more and more difficult to ignore.

I found it hard to understand how and why a 30 year old woman would still be dealing with teenage skin issues. I didn’t think twice about my skincare products, and the fact that I may have outgrown them. And that they may be the cause of my skincare misery.

As a beauty blogger, I review a lot of skincare products every now and again. Some of the products become products I swear by, some become products I use on regular basis, and some become products I never use again. I also have skincare products I have used for donkey years, long before I even thought of blogging, and still use, well not anymore.

I have used a particular brand (F&W) for my lotion, body cream, serum and soap for over 15 years now. I have used this brand in my daily skincare routine for this long, and only just realised that I have outgrown it.

All the products now do nothing for my skin, so I have stopped using them all, but I only just realised or should say, it only just clicked, that the soap I have been using exfoliates my skin, in other words, it is an exfoliating soap. Now this was ok to use 15 years ago, even though I believe exfoliating your face everyday is a no-no regardless of your age, but it is definitely not a great idea for a woman my age.

 

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Here are a few reasons why you should not exfoliate your skin every day

  1. It would strip the skin moisture (lipid) barrier layer resulting in dehydration, dryness, flaking, redness and inflammation.
  2. It causes your skin to age quickly due to chronic and prolonged inflammation.
  3. It destroys healthy cells.
  4. It causes the stimulation of melanin activity possibly resulting in an increase of hyper-pigmentation/brown spots and patches.
  5. It could irritate the skin, leading to acne and other skin problems.

 

These are just a few of the reasons why exfoliating your skin regularly is a bad idea. I have had to learn the hard way, and my skin is still recovering from the many years of daily exfoliating.

I would advise you to go through your skincare products to make sure they are doing what you need them to do. I have done that and changed my entire skincare products. I will be sharing more on that in a few weeks so look out for the post.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day.

Product Review: Clinique Skincare Products

I love testing out new products and telling you all about it. I am always in pursuit of the next best beauty product, so expect many beauty reviews. I have used a few Clinique products in the past, and I found them good, so I decided to test out a few more, to see if they could become my regulars.

 

Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter

This is my first time using a body butter. I have heard quite a lot of good things about body butters in general, so I decided to give this Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter a try, and I am happy I did. I have been using it for weeks now, and I love it!

 

 

Here is the brief product description –

Luxurious, butter rich body cream penetrates dryness prone skin, delivering a new kind of softness to elbows, knees and heels. So silky, skin drinks it up instantly, stays soothed and comforted all day. This body butter softens rough, dry skin and is easily absorbed into skin. Works for all skin types.

Here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. It is fragrance free.
  2. It is suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.
  3. It moisturises the skin perfectly, leaving feeling soft, silky and smooth.
  4. A little goes a long way.
  5. It is easily accessible at Boots, Debenhams, and many beauty stores.
  6. It does not leave the skin oily or greasy.

CONS

  1. It is a bit pricey at £35 for a 350ml jar.

I may be buying this Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter again because I like it. The only issue for me is that I think it is a bit too expensive for what it is.

 

Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum

I got this serum because I love trying face serums, and I am in need of a good, affordable face serum. I have tried a few great ones, but I found them too pricey and was not able to continue using them. And that is how I bumped into this Clinique Smart Custom Repair Serum.

 

 

I have been using this serum for weeks now and I have quite a lot to say about it, but first here is the product description –

Here is a custom serum smart enough to understand your skin’s past and change its appearance in the future.

– Addresses the appearance of uneven skin tone, lines and wrinkles, firming, or radiance
– For all ages, all ethnicities
– Five years of research
– Patented technology

Here are my thoughts –

PROS

  1. Small and compact to carry around if needed.
  2. It feels great on the skin. It leaves my skin feeling soft and clean.
  3. A little goes a long way.
  4. Great for all ages and skin tones.
  5. It is fragrance free.
  6. It is easily accessible in most beauty stores like John Lewis, Clinique Website, and many more.

 

CONS

  1. Too expensive at £49 for a 30ml bottle.
  2. I have not noticed any massive difference on my face, so I am not sure it is doing much if any.

Overall, I know I won’t be buying this serum again.

 

What do you think of both products? Have you used any of them before?