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In this post I wanted to highlight three products I’m currently using.

Brooklyn Soap Company is a German brand that came about after three guys spent time in Brooklyn. This inspired them to create an all-natural and vegan line of cosmetics for the modern man.

I’m still using the deodorant which I like. It’s free from aluminum and some of the other unsavory ingredients that I prefer to avoid when using deodorant. Portland England is another brand I featured last year. As the name suggests this is a British brand offering shaving and skincare products. I’m using their subtle and refreshing aftershave which I spritz over my body post-shower.

There is some major Kiehl’s love happning at the moment. I have discovered many fans of the brand since my last post featuring their wrinkle filler. Since then I started using the Daily Reviving Concentrate which is the most beautiful shade of sunshine yellow. It’s very light in texture yet holds up enough to protect my skin against the cold wind and central heating.

I wish you all a positive and productive week ahead.

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Thanks to the latest non-invasive skin treatments it’s getting easier to delay the signs of aging. It’s also becoming possible to delay the signs of aging without using topical creams. This further delays the need for botox.

I like to focus on healthy skin combining acid peels and vitamin serums with a healthy diet. We’ve heard it a million times ‘drink plenty of water’ but since guzzling up to 3 liters a day I’ve seen the difference. I’m one of those people with an expressive face, resulting in frown lines. Once barely visible these lines seem to become more pronounced as the years roll by.

Recently I noticed the number 11 appearing between my eyebrows and it’s got to the point where I feel the need to address it. In a recent post I listed a selection of samples I received from Kiehl’s. And one of them happened to be just what I’ve been looking for. My skin is no doubt slightly premature for the Double Strength Wrinkle Filler. I still love the plumping effect it creates when I apply it to my frown lines. It comes with a precision nozzle allowing easy application to the wrinkle itself. This will plumps the wrinkle out thus becoming less deep or pronounced. Of course, the effects are temporary but it does make a noticeable difference. I was happy to see this contains hyaluronic acid which is one of my favourite skincare ingredients.

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This time last year I was in a skincare rut. Dry and lackluster my face began to resemble a brillo pad.

Refusing to accept my skincare woe’s for another year, I made it my mission to get good skin. I’ve been testing the latest and greatest that natural skincare has to offer. And I think I’ve found the key to a dreamy winter complexion.

My current routine consists of five products that work both morning and night. I start off by cleansing with Nuori Vital Foaming Cleanser. It’s is gentle yet effective and leaves my skin feeling fresh, hydrated and cared for.

Next up is NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex. I apply 4 or 5 drops of this fast absorbing serum to hydrate all layers of my skin. Next I mix 5 drops of Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Face Serum with 1 drop of Odacité Pure Elements Gt+L. And finally I spritz 3 pumps of Face Food Mineral Mist by Graydon. This allows the previous products to absorb deeper into the skin whilst providing nourishing minerals with anti-bacterial properties.

By using this combination I’ve seen a vast improvement in the overall appearance of my skin which would normally be dull, dry and sensitive at this time of year. I’m also happy that all of these products happen to be natural. I have reviewed each of these products individually and in more detail so if you’d like more information then you can use the links below. And if you have any questions then leave a comment or tweet me.

 

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Nuori is an exciting new skincare brand from Denmark with an interesting concept. This brand is built on a foundation of freshness. Nuori products are produced in small batches every 12 weeks to prevent the need for preservatives in the all-natural formulations. It ensures the actives are at their highest potency, thus providing maximum benefits to the skin. HOLA! The design of this brand is beautiful with minimal packaging and lovely solid bottles that feel nice to the touch. For the last 10 days I have used the Vital Foaming Cleanser and Supreme-C Serum Treatment religiously.

The cleanser is a joy to use, unlike most foaming cleansers this is rich, creamy and deeply hydrating. It smells slightly fruity and 2 pumps leave my skin soft, bright and comforted. I recommend this for morning use as foam cleansers generally don’t remove makeup or spf.

The treatment serum felt quite sticky at first. Whilst vitamin c products often leave a residue on the skin I found this one quite uncomfortable. The stickiness is due to a botanical based glycerin which acts as a humectant. This helps the skin retain moisture whilst strengthening the barrier function. Besides the stickiness I find this product amazing at smoothing, detoxifying and brightening the skin. It’s also incredibly hydrating and after a week the product felt better more comfortable on my skin. I’m now 10 days in and the texture of my skin has transformed – it’s beyond smooth! The instructions suggest a full pipette of serum but I find 5 drops sufficient with no need for additional moisturiser. My skin is starting to feel slightly sensitive so I’m going to use this product just at night for the final 10 days.

Due to the lack of preservatives it’s important to start using these products asap. The box comes with a ‘start using by’ date and you will find the ‘use by’ date on the base of the bottle. My products have a start date of 21st of Feb 2016 and a use by date of 15th of May 2016.

Visit here to discover more on NUORI and don’t forget to tweet me or leave a comment on Instagram if you have any questions.

 

 

hylamide sub q eyes review

Hylamide targets multiple depths of the skin.

Hylamide SubQ Eyes is a lightweight eye serum. It contains a variety of peptides in different molecular weight to target different layers of the skin. When molecules are larger the ingredients that you want to go deeper are left sitting on the surface layers. A product can only do so much at the surface which makes this product more effective at hydrating the delicate eye area. The skin around the eye has no muscle behind it which is why it tends to age the fastest.

 A couple of drops is enough for both eyes. The pipette isn’t ideal as it’s on the large side. It’s easy to make the mistake of applying too much product as I did. When this happens the serum can feel a little sticky. With the right amount it absorbs nicely into the skin and provides that lightweight hydration. When applying anything to the eye area I gently tap the product on to avoid dragging the delicate skin. It great to have a brand that sells advanced skincare at a reasonable price.