Hand chemistry review

As I sit here typing, my hands are lookin’ silky smooth, I’d say they look almost airbrushed. Want to know my secret?

Hand Chemistry Extreme Hydration Concentrate! Hand cream is a product I rarely use. My hands feel greasy and I often forget to use one in the first place. I’ve heard great things about Hand Chemistry so I was keen to get my hands on a sample and see if the skin smoothing rumors are true. This product has an unusual gel-like texture and I’m thinking how best to describe the feeling it leaves on the skin. It’s kind of powdery yet smooth. A little goes a long way so I’d recommend a pea sized amount. It keeps my hands hydrated with an even tone – it’s like a transparent BB cream for the hands. I recommend this to anyone with dry, frostbitten hands on the lookout for some relief.



I just received some new products from Kiehls. This is my first time trying the brand and I’m excited to test everything out. There is a lovely selection of serum’s and anti-aging products (prevention is better than cure) that I’m going to share with you in more detail. I’m currently on a 10 day vitamin C skin treatment using NUORI. I need to wait until that’s finished before I can test anything else. Below I will list each of the Kiehl’s products I’m going to be testing. If you have tried this brand before please share your thoughts. I’m always interested to hear your opinions.

  • Midnight Recovery Concentrate.
  • Daily Reviving Concentrate.
  • Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate.
  • Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Eye-Brightening Concentrate.
  • Double Strength Deep Wrinkle Filler.

Happy Sunday! : )

Jorg Obe scrub mask review

Jorg Obé is a Danish brand with just three products. The focus is on beautiful clear skin combining natural and active ingredients. Sounds good to me! The 2-in-1 scrub mask is a deep cleansing mask that doubles up as a scrub cream. Whilst the range is for men and women I feel this product is geared more toward the guys. View Post

Vintners Daughter face oil review

I’m cutting right to the chase here. Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum is the holy grail of face serums/oils. I absolutely love it!

I know, that’s quite the statement. Naturally I was dubious as to why a face oil should be so expensive? After the first use I saw a difference in my skin. We are talking plump, glow and even, I was gobsmacked. I’m not the only one to make such a claim. So many people are raving about the results of this oil and it’s quickly becoming an unrivaled cult product. It seems the founder of Vintners Daughter has put the money into the ingredients. I’m very excited about this product as it’s all natural.

If you are 30+ and in need of hydration, protection and increased glow then get if if you can. The fragrance is full-on and luxurious and I love it. If you aren’t a fan of essential oils then this may not be for you. The formula contains 22 different oils and I heard reports of healing properties plus great results on acneic skin. I apply about 8 drops to my entire face and neck area, it glides on smoothly and absorbs like a dream. My skin is super soft and glowing. Happy days!


Ameliorate skin smoothing shower cream

Ameliorate Skin Smoothing Shower Cream that targets Keratosis Pilaris.

Keratosis Pilaris is a skin condition usually found on the backs of the arms. It looks like small red bumps, often called chicken skin. Ameliorate is one of the only ranges to cater to this skin condition. The shower cream contains a mild lactic acid. This works by gently exfoliating the skin. Lactic acid is a good option for dry skin which makes sense. In addition they added tarflower & camelina, both rich in omega’s 3, 6 & 9. I expect these plant extracts with nourish and moisurise the skin.

The shower ‘cream’ as they call it is rich with a creamy, pearlised colour. It contains SLS which isn’t the gentlest surfactant. But it will give you that generous foam you come to expect from a shower gel. Whilst I don’t have Keratosis Pilaris I have noticed an overall smoothing of the skin. If your skin is on the dry side I would recommend trying a moisuriser from the same range. Overall I like this product for it’s richness and luxe factor. It’s comforting shower treat that’s particularly good in the winter. Bonus points come for it being paraben free and without animal testing.