Ironically, as I sit down to write about smooth and fresh skin I happen to be looking particularly awful. This week I arrived back in Germany from a long weekend in London feeling completely drained and run down. This is no doubt a combination of too much work, too much fun and not enough rest. Hopefully with a couple of good night’s sleep I should be back to my usual self. So, let me share my latest skincare discovery which is the US skincare brand Paul’s Choice. I was initially introduced to this brand by the make-up artist Lisa Eldridge and when I found out that it’s now available in Germany I wanted to get some samples and see for myself. I’ve been using three products from the range which are, Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion, PC4 MEN Daytime Protect Broad Spectrum SPF 30 & PC4 MEN Nighttime Repair. The BHA Lotion smoothes, brightens and unclogs pores. In the morning, after cleansing I apply it to my entire face (avoiding the eyelid and bottom lash line) before moisturising and then applying the SPF 30. At night I use the BHA Lotion again after cleansing, I leave out the SPF and moisturise with the nighttime repair.

My skin absolutely loves these products and I’m a little taken aback at how great they are – these are definitely up there with the best products I have ever used. I love to exfoliate my skin and using an acid is how I like to do it. Don’t be frightened at the sound of acid, they are gentle enough to use on skin and remove dead skin cells in a uniformed way without scratching at the skin like old school, grainy exfoliators. It’s super important to use an SPF 25 or above if you want to protect your skin from premature ageing, this should be mandatory if you are using any peeling products. Otherwise the damage caused by UV exposure negates the benefits from using a peel. The Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Lotion is surprisingly hydrating and leaves my looking looking super bright and fresh. The nighttime repairs, hydrates and soothes my skin overnight.

These three products are a winning combination as the SPF is a must have in combination with the BHA and the nighttime repair can really do it’s job when the dead skin is removed allowing it to fully absorb.

For fear of rambling for an eternity I have skimmed over the details of using acid peels and the overall details of these products – they are honestly great. Please leave a comment or tweet me if you have any questions or would like more information. You can also visit the Paula’s Choice website.

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It’s great to be back in my home town and catching up with friends. I’m a day behind with this post so this is a yesterday I was wearing, instead of today I am wearing. So, yesterday, I wore some cool new jeans and a relaxed creamy white t-shirt from Only and Sons. I like these t-shirts so much because they come slightly longer in the body which looks better in my opinion. Check out my instagram page as I’m posting my London discoveries throughout the weekend.

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IMG_4585This week I teamed up with We Fashion to create this cool style which I love. Skinny jeans with a sweat jacket is a great casual daytime look and comfortable for traveling which is great as I’m flying to London this evening. This is super exciting as I will be catching up with all my friends and checking out the latest cool places which I will be posting on my instagram.

It’s Monday people! I like to start the week right and today I’m making a smoothie combining my favourite fruits with a teaspoon of Fountain The Super Green Molecule. I mentioned this brand in a previous post and I’m excited to be trying the green version which contains mulberry, chlorophyll and kelp. I’m a huge fashion of fresh green juices so a daily spoonful of the green molecule is right up my street.

Have a great week!

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I would like to let you all know that I’m a skincare junkie, this addiction is up there with the fashion obsession. Way back, whilst working in Harvey Nichols I discovered the cosmeceuticals brand MD Perricone. Created by renowned US dermatologist Dr. Nicholas Perricone the range was created to help repair damaged skin. Thankfully my closest friend happens to be a facialist and she literally forced me to start looking after my skin. As a range MD Perricone is pretty chic and I’m currently using two products from the extensive range, the Citrus Face Wash & Cold Plasma Eye. The face wash is great during the summer months as it thoroughly cleanses my face without making my skin dry, it leaves me looking brighter and fresher – I’m happy! The eye cream is super! I don’t know what happens to me during the night but I sometimes wake up looking like an alien and luckily the Cold Plasma takes care of this. You can find the range at Niche-Men.

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