Review of Avène Cleanance Gel Cleanser:

Hello everyone! Today it’s a skincare day review, because we are going to talk about a great and affordable cleanser: Avène Cleanance Gel Cleanser.

Who is it for?

This soapless cleansing gel is perfect for those who have oily or acne prone skin and need an everyday cleanser that gently but effectively helps to purify your skin, while respecting its physiological pH. However, since this extremely gentle cleanser doesn’t contain harsh active ingredients like salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide, it works really well even on normal or dry skin, especially after a humid hot summer day. 

What’s good about it?

I have been using the Avène Cleanance Gel Cleanser almost every day since I have bought it, nearly a month ago now. I especially love using this cleanser at the end of the day, as a second cleanser, after removing all my make up with a specific product like the amazing Body Shop Camomile Waterproof Eye & Lip Makeup Remover (my review here) and the Camomile Cleansing Butter. However, this is also awesome as a first cleanser for your morning skincare routine.

The light consistency of this aquamarine gel becomes soft and soapy once you have massage it on your damp face. Then you can rinse it away with warm water. It’s really easy to use!

Avène Cleanance Gel can cleanse gently and effectively your face, leaving your skin feeling refreshed and balanced, but not dry or tight. It can even help calm sensitive skin!

This hypoallergenic and paraben-free gel is also fragrance-free. Plus, it contains Avène Thermal Spring Water, a great soothing ingredient; Cucurbita Pepo, a vegetal origin extract, which contributes to reduce the excess of sebum, and zinc gluconate, an amazing anti-inflammatory ingredient.

The packaging is also great and easy to use; the small opening on the top of the bottle can assure you that there will be no waste of product (in fact you will only need a small amount of gel to clean your entire face, so a little bit of it goes a long way). 

What’s not so good about it?

Nothing, really. This is a very good and effective cleanser. Plus, the huge bottle of 300 ml. is, beyond doubt, a beauty bargain.

You can buy it in every store near you that sell Avène products or online here.

Final thoughts!

I really love skincare products, especially after my acne treatment that dried out my skin so badly that I needed to change my entirely skincare routine! So I really recommend this cleanser gel, to everyone actually, not only to those who have oily/acne-prone skin. It is a really great everyday cleanser, affordable and very effective.

Ingredients:

Avene Thermal Spring Water (Avene Aqua), Aqua, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Zinc Coceth Sulfate, Polysorbate 20, Sodium Coco-Amphoacetate, Ceteareth-60 Myristyl Glycol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Parfum (Fragrance), Glyceryl Laurate, Green 5 (CI 61570), Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Zinc Gluconate.

Active Ingredients : Eau thermale Avène 56%, Base lavante douce, Extrait concentré de Cucurbita pepo, Gluconate de zinc, CTAB.

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Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II Serum by Estee Lauder:

Hello everyone! Today it’s the first skincare review of the year, yaaaay! 🙂 We are going to talk about the Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II Serum by Estee Lauder.
 

Who is it for? 

Everyone who needs a good serum to repair dry skin. It is also an amazing product to fight dull and uneven skin texture. Moreover, you can use this serum to attack first signs of aging and to achieve a smoother, more luminous, younger complexion.

What’s good about it?

 I really love the consistency and texture of this serum. Its light gel/liquid formula absorbs nicely and fast, leaving your skin more luminous and more hydrated than before. It also dries quickly, when applied, without leaving behind a sticky feeling on your face.

I’ve been using Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Serum for the past three weeks, every other day through my night skincare routine; I use 4/5 drops and I gently smooth them on clean skin under my usual night moisturizing cream (you can also use it alone, but I prefer putting a good moisturizer under it to maximize the effect especially during winter months, when my skin tends to become very dry because of the cold weather).

When I wake up my skin feels smoother, hydrated and refreshed than before; it also looks radiant, even-toned and healthier.

On the box it says that this serum is recommended specifically for its anti aging properties, but I found out that Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair Serum is an amazing product even for people who have oily or acne-prone skin, because it will help your acne scars and spots healing better, and it will keep your sensitive but problematic skin from drying out and becoming even more irritated. 

What’s not so good about it?

Honestly nothing, this is a brilliant product to have in your kickass skincare arsenal, but it also is a luxury one, so it’s pricey. Because of the price, at first I tried a travel size bottle of this serum and when it was gone I noticed that it had became an important step of my skincare routine, so I knew I had to have the full size! I waited for several months and then, lucky me, I found it at a really good discount in a beauty shop in my city, so now I finally I have it! Yeahhh!!! On the bright side, I’ve found out that a little goes a long way, so a full size bottle will last you for several months and the product is so amazing that it is absolutely worth of your money!

Final thoughts!

What can I say? I love everything about this serum. Its fragrance free formula is suitable for all skin types, it also contains several good ingredients that can be beneficial to correct and repair many different skin problems (dryness, dullness, first sign of aging, uneven texture ecc.) The bottle is huge, and really easy to use thanks to a dropper applicator that is really helpful to prevent wasting too much product and to facilitate counting how many drops you will need to use every time. Moreover, like I said before, a little goes a long way, so a full size bottle will last you for several months!

-You can find it here or here



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Christmas Gift Ideas – 2016 Edition:

Hello everyone. Here we go again, the HO-HO so stressful time of the year… Christmas! 🙂

Today I’m going to post some stuff to get you started with your Holidays/Christmas shopping or give you a few handy ideas. Rest assured that I have it all covered, you don’t even need to leave your warm and comfy sofa… and your cup of hot chocolate! 😉

The three categories that I am going to present you this week are:

Beauty Gift Ideas 

Skincare Gift Ideas 

Stationery Gift Ideas

1- Let’s begin with the Beauty Gift Ideas:

• For your best friend or a really close relative I think it would be great to buy a handy, beautiful and very big palette for the eyes. I would choose 35P palette from Morphe Brushes; amazing quality, a beauty bargain and it contains the most magnificent and plum-ish colors I have ever used. 


– You can find my full review here

• If you are looking for a good set of makeup brushes to give to one of your makeup addict friends (or to yourself), but you’re on a budget, I would recommend this lovely Start Makers Set with a silicone brush cleaner included


Here is my review.
• Finally, one of the top product for every Christmas time: red lipsticks. I’m sure in my review you will find the perfect color for your skin tone, you festive dress, or to buy as a Christmas present! 😉 


You can see my favorite red lipsticks here 

2- Let’s move onto my favorite part; Skincare Gift Ideas:

• This is a great moisturizer and an amazing primer all in one product. I like to use it under my makeup, especially when I am in a hurry and I need an all in one type of product as a moisturizer and a makeup base. Hangover from Too Faced is the one! It’s a smoothing and at the same time hydrating lotion/cream; the perfect combo for the freezing winter weather. A terrific gift!


Here is my review.

• The Revitalizing Oil for face, body and hair by Darphin is awesome and has a really high moisturizing powers for the girls that suffer from dry skin/hair. It’s another perfect and also multipurpose gift.


Here you can read my review and see the product.

• Last, but surely not least, the most important product in everyone skincare routine, a gentle but perfect cleanser for an intense purification of your skin; the amazing LRP Effaclar H cleanser. It’s a mousse/cream that takes off all the dirt on your skin, the Gift with a capital “G” for your friend that doesn’t know anything about taking care properly of her/his skin!


Here is my photos and review.

3- And then I will finishing this post with some lovely Stationery Gift Idea:

• I really love using cute pens to write down my post ideas, appointments and deadlines on my Filofax so I’ve scoured almost all Amazon stationery pages to find this Okray Swarovsky Pens with all the colors in one box. It’s amazing, isn’t it?! 😉 I mean, all the colors in one box?! OMG!!!


You can find it here

• For a year now I keep trying to learn how to write in a better and flourish way, and I keep failing every single time. So, this Christmas I was thinking to buy a calligraphy book that has at the end a little sketchbook for practicing your writing style at home.


You can find it here

• In the end I thought about a beautiful spiral notebook where you can write down every single one of your amazing thoughts and ideas. This notebook would also make a great stocking filler item or a great part of a bigger gift.


You can find it here

So, see you next week with some other ideas for your Holidays/Christmas shopping!

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Summer Favourites: A great and affordable BB Cream: SVR Sebiaclear BB Cream SPF 20

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today it’s a makeup/skincare day review and we are going to talk about a product that I really loved last Summer: SVR Sebiaclear BB Cream SPF 20.

Who is it for? 

Everyone who wants a good, non greasy and affordable BB cream for unifying and mattifying oily and acne prone skin.

What’s good about it?

I have been using this BB cream since I have finished my acne treatment, so all these past hot and humid Summer months, and I really loved it. I don’t like to put a full coverage foundation on my skin through the Summer, because here in Italy the heat and humidity can be pretty brutal, so your pricey foundation will melt on your skin in a blink of an eye and you will resemble a dreadful kabuki mask. That said, during Spring and Summer months, I usually replace my foundation with a BB Cream; this year I have tried the new SVR Sebiaclear BB Cream SPF 20.

Its thick, creamy, but lightweight texture is perfect to slightly conceal your imperfections and evens out your complexion in a natural-looking way. This is also a great oil-absorbing product that helps to keep your nose, chin and forehead shine-free throughout the day (but if you need an extra shine control power, you can always use a good pressed powder like the amazing Clinique Stay Matte Sheer Pressed Powder, my review here).

Another amazing quality of this paraben and fragrance free product is that it contains a broad spectrum sun protection (SPF20), which protects your skin from UV damage and prevents marks caused by the sun.

Moreover, SVR Sebiaclear BB Cream SPF 20 contains a very effective skin-restoring ingredient: Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B3. Niacinamide improves your skin texture and increases the skin’s barrier functions so that the skin can look and feel more healthy; it also can protect your skin against bacterial infections that can cause acne and blemishes.

Of the two colors offered, I can only speak for the Light shade since it’s the one that suits just about fine my complexion; it blends effortlessly into the skin, blurring pores and other imperfections and offering also a temporary shine control perfect for people with oily skin. 

You can find it here.

What’s not so good about it?

Nothing really, this BB cream is an amazing product especially for people with oily or blemishes prone skin, plus it is really affordable! My only complaint is that it only comes in two shades

Final thoughts!  

In the end, there’s a lot to love about SVR Sebiaclear BB Cream SPF 20 from its texture that feels great and blends effortlessly into the skin, blurring pores and other imperfections, to its ability to temporarily mattifying your oily skin. Bonus point, it is really affordable. So, I really recommend it!

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Final Vote:


4on 5 stars

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Summer Favorites: 3 Amazing Face Masks

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today we are going to talk about my 3 favorite Summer masks.
Who are they for?

Everyone who wants to take some relaxing time, once in a while, using a nice mask that can also help you fixing whatever skin issues you had.

What’s good about them?

They are all brilliant, very effective products, perfect for a quick fix or an extra boost. Plus, they are designed to change your skin for the better.

Peter Thomas Roth Pumpking Enzyme Mask:

This is a powerful and highly effective exfoliating mask. Its skin-perfecting formula works pretty much on every concern, from congested to dullness and uneven skin tone.

The microbeads of this gentle scrub/mask help to cleanse all the dead cells on the surface of your skin, refreshing and smoothing it. Also, the pumpkin enzymes, with a little help from the Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) are amazing to revitalize and resurface a fresh and good-looking skin, ready for the next morning makeup day.

• How to use it: I use it as a last step during my skincare evening routine. I apply a light layer on my clean skin, then I gently massage in a circular motion with wet fingertips for a couple of seconds. I leave it for 5-10 minutes max., before washing it off with a warm and wet cloth.

It is a pricey product, but a little goes a long way and it really is a wonderful mask, so absolutely worth your money. Bonus Point: Its heavenly scent! This mask, in fact, has a Pumpkin Pie/Christmas Cinnamon Cookies smell, that is soooo nice I can’t explain it with words, you have to sniff it directly from the pot! 

If you are unsure of what type of mask works best for your skin, or simple you want to try a good treatment that can possibly help to fix whatever skin issues you had, Peter Thomas Roth Pumpking Enzyme Mask is definitely an amazing product to try.

When you first apply this mask you may experience a slight tingling on your skin, but don’t worry, the uncomfortable feeling goes away once you washed the product off. About that, if you have sensitive skin be careful and try a sample before buying it. 

-You can buy it here: UK US IT

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Lush Cosmetics Mask of Magnaminty:

This is an all-natural powerful mask that can take care of impurities and/or oily skin. I really love the freshness feeling that this product can give instantly to your skin; amazing after an hot and humid summer day!

When I opened the little pot of Magnaminty mask (what a tongue twister of a name, at least for me!) the smell hit me hard… but in a good way! Its strong, but natural, smell of mint is really nice, not annoying at all.

The texture of this product is very thick, but creamy and it works well to absorb the excess sebum without drying up your face.

•How to use it: I use it as a last step during my skincare evening routine. I apply a thick layer on my clean skin, leaving it for 5-10 minutes max., before washing it off with a warm and wet cloth. Bonus point: The amazing fresh sensation. You know that “wow” feeling when you have finished a mint candy, and swallow some cold water, getting that ‘icying’ sensation? That’s exactly how I would describe the feeling of this mask when applied to the skin! So, Mask of Magnaminty is a brilliant way to energize not only your skin, but your mind and senses too. Also, it is a great product to try if you are on a budget, but need a good deep purifying mask.

This mask is made with 100% natural ingredients; Evening Primrose Seed and Aduki Beans to exfoliate your skin, Honey to soothe, and the African Marigold oil to calm the redness of your face. Plus, the peppermint oil will give you that incredible fresh feeling I was talking before. Also, you have to remember that all Lush handmade and natural products have an expiration date, so you must use them within a few months of purchasing the product. I really love this stuff, it feels so good to apply it and it’s great for a fresh and proper skin detox!

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-You can buy it here: UK IT US 

Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask:

This creamy, luxurious mask works very well to deep hydrating dry and very dry skin. I have used this especially last winter, when my skin was very dry because I was under antibiotics to cure my acne prone skin. Now, I apply it once in a while as a quick boost to replenish my dull and dehydrated skin.

Its formula contains a good mix of emollients and antioxidants, that are capable of making every skin type look and feel better. Also, it helps your skin to stay hydrated all night long, allowing you to wake up to an healthy glow that lasts all day.

•How to use it: You can leave it on overnight, like a moisturizer (so without rising it), or you can use it like a proper mask and wash it off after a little amount of time (15-30 min. tops). I prefer to use this as a last step during my skincare evening routine; I apply a light layer, wait 15 minutes max. and then rinse it off with a warm and wet cloth. Bonus point: You can also use it around the eye area, before going to bed, so you won’t need a separate eye cream.

So, Moisture Surge Overnight Mask leaves a moist, fresh but slightly sticky finish that does make your skin look and feel dewy and nourished, perfect even this Summer to treat your sunburned and/or windburned skin.

It is 100% fragrance free, like most of Clinique skincare stuff, and it is true amazing product for all skin types, plus, it’s allergy tested.

I can honestly say that it’s a pricey product, but a little goes a long way and it’s a really wonderful mask, so absolutely worth your money.

-Ingredients:


-You can buy it here: US IT UK

What’s not so good about them? 

Nothing really! They are all wonderful masks to try this Summer.

Final thoughts! 

Especially during Spring/Summer months, I love a proper pamper session finishing my skincare routine with a good face mask, at least once a week. It’s really great for your skin, and even a good way to improve and brighten up your mood. These three masks are all that I have been using recently, and each work well to fix different skin issues. I really adore them.

Have you already tried one of these masks before? Is your skincare routine time a good moment to relax?

If you want, let me know in the comments below.:)

Have a great summer!

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Summer Favourites: 3 Refreshing and Soothing Spritz Toners:

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today it is a skincare day review, because we are going to talk about spray mists/toners. 🙂

Who are they for?

Everyone who wants a good refreshing, soothing and hydrating mist to spry onto the skin whenever and wherever they like during these hot summer days. Also, everyone who wants something light to replace their usual creamy, but heavy (for the summer) moisturizer.

What’s good about them?

They are all beautiful and effective spritz toners. Amazing to refresh, soothe and calm your irritated or overheated skin. Perfects must have products for this hot summer!

Caudalie Organic Grape Water:

Its gentle, alcohol and fragrance-free formula contains only 100% organic grape water (according to Caudalie, the water is extracted directly from grapes in Bordeaux).

This is an amazing soothing and refreshing spritz toner, with the dual power to both lightly increase hydration and reduce sensitivity. It is suitable for every skin types.

How do you use it? Should you spray this on throughout the day or use it over makeup? That’s more a personal preference than a necessity; I prefer to use this on my bare skin as a toner after cleansing, or to refresh and calm the skin throughout these hot summer days. You can also use it as a replacement to your usual creamy moisturizer throughout the next hot and humid Summer months.

Also, the spritzer gives the most perfect light mist of product, which absorbs quickly leaving your skin feeling instantly refreshed and lightly hydrated.

-You can buy it here.

Eau Thermale Avène: 

Its exceptional mineral composition and power to treat sensitive, dry or irritated skin have made the fragrance free Avène Thermal Water a legendary product. The pH of this water is close to neutral, and is bacteriologically pure; moreover, the low mineral content contains indispensable trace elements as well as silica, which leaves a soothing barrier over the skin. In conclusion, it is an amazing, multipurpose, simple but effective water! In fact, it works to comfort a range of everyday skin irritations including sunburn, razor burn, facial redness, itching, post-depilatory irritation, eczema and even nappy rash. However, it is suitable and provides essential care for all skin types.

What exactly do you use it for? The answer is everything, so, again, it is more a personal preference than a necessity. My favourites uses are:

Throughout the day, especially during spring/summer months, since this water creates an invisible layer of mist which refresh and sooth your skin providing a long lasting relief.

Keep it in the fridge and spray over your face when you feel an uncomfortable and overheated sensation on your skin.

– Spray onto burns and shaving rash to immediately soothe and calm them.

I love it and I would definitely recommend this water spray, it’s really a must have product! 

-You can buy it here.

Tony Moly Pocket Bunny Moist Mist:

 Firts of all, this spray mist comes in a ridiculously cute and lovely packaging!

Second, it smells amazing, fruity and fresh, and oh so summer-ish.

Last, but not least, it easily fits in your purse, backpack, etc…, so it’s perfect to use when you are out and about during these hot summer days/nights.  

This face mist is infused with a blend of fruit extracts, including aloe, to help hydrating dry or tired skin. So, this mist will give you a long lasting moist barrier throughout the day, and also a fresh and light summer fragrance. 

How do you use it? Should you spray this on throughout the day or use it over makeup? Again, it’s up to you, which one you’ll prefer, it would be right. I prefer to use this on my bare skin as a toner after cleansing.

•Bonus Point: the container is also reusable and/or refillable!

What’s not so good about it?

It contains denatured alcohol, which has the potential to cause skin irritations. So, avoid contact with eyes and cease to use it if signs of irritation and/or rash appear. (P.S.: I’ve been using it for about a month now, and I don’t have had any problems so far).

– You can buy it here or here.

What’s not so good about them?

Nothing really! They are all awesome spritz toners, and an instant boost for your skin. Also, the application of them can arise that ‘ahhhhh’ and “WOW” sensation that leaves your skin (and yourself) satisfied. They are a must have for the summer!

Final thoughts! 

I really like these kind of products, they are so easy to use, effective and can be applied in a blink of an eye! I especially love taking these away with me in my purse, when I’m out and about in the city or on vacation, to use them whenever I want or need! 

Have you ever tried a spritz toner? If so, which is your favourite? Mine is obviously the Avène Thermal Water!

Final Vote:

           

 5on5 stars 

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Review of La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50+:

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today is a skincare review day, because we are going to talk about an amazing sunscreen product – La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50+! 🙂

Who is it for?

Everyone who wants an effective but lightweight SPF 50+ broad-spectrum sun protection for the face during the next sunny summer days. Also, if you have oily and/or acne prone skin this is the perfect product you have been looking for ages.

What’s good about it?

If you follow me on Instagram you will know that, 2 months ago, I have started a treatment for my acne prone skin; a prescribed treatment that includes an antibiotic and strong creams that make my skin more sensitive to the sun than normal. So, every day before going outside, I have to apply a high sun protection.  

This product is great mostly because it has an almost invisible, lightweight texture but manages to give a brilliant sun protection. Moreover, the finish doesn’t leave the skin feeling slick or looking shiny, a particularly convenient feature for those who have oily skin or plan to apply foundation and/or other makeup with it.

About that, if you are going to use this product with makeup I would recommend to blend a pump or two of your foundation/BB Cream etc., with a pump of the LRP Anthelios XL on the palm of your hand; then apply the new silky mixture you have created on your face. So then you will have a tinted formula great for evening out your complexion, and also to protect skin from sunburn and cell damage from UV rays.

Every morning I used this as a last step in my skincare routine, with or without my favorite foundation or BB cream, at least 20 minutes before leaving the house (I also apply a spritz of Serozinc – my review  here– the ideal mist for topping up and fixing my makeup).

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50+ is a non-comedogenic product, and is suitable for even the most sensitive of skin because is made without fragrance and parabens.

You can find it here: UK IT US

Some extra tips about SPF and sunscreen products:

– UV (Ultraviolet) radiations are responsible for our suntan, but familiar effects of over-exposure are also sunburn along with higher risk of skin cancer. So, ALWAYS protect yourself from UV light.

– Sunscreen products should be repurchased new every year, since they degrade, and because of that they can’t be effective anymore.

Apply your SPF 15-20 minutes before you go in the sun. Moreover, sunscreen products are not waterproof, so, if you are going into the water or perspire heavily, you need to reapply them every 90 minutes at least.

What’s not so good about it?

Nothing really, La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Ultra Light Fluid SPF 50+ is, in my opinion, one of the best sunscreen products on the market right now!

Final thoughts! 

I really love this product mostly because its creamy lightweight consistency dries down almost instantly for a mattifying effect with or without makeup. Moreover, its absorbent ingredients help hold back oily shine and endure hot/humid conditions. It’s also really affordable.

Ingredients:

Aqua / Water Diisopropyl Sebacate Alcohol Denat. Glycerin Dimethicone Isohexadecane Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane Octocrylene Silica Drometrizole Trisiloxane Isononyl Isononanoate Zea Mays Starch / Corn Starch C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer Ethylhexyl Triazone PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine Isododecane Phenoxyethanol Isopropyl Lauroyl Sarcosinate Terephthalylidene Dicamphor Sulfonic Acid Silica Silylate Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone PEG-8 Laurate Caprylyl Glycol Triethanolamine Disteardimonium Hectorite Tocopherol Disodium EDTA Dodecene Propylene Carbonate Poloxamer 407 Zinc Gluconate Perlite (Code F.I.L.: C162700/2) 

Final Vote:

5on 5 stars 

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Review of Jan Marini Bioglycolic Facial Cleanser: 

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today it’s a skincare day review, because we are going to talk about the great Jan Marini Bioglycolic Facial Cleanser. 🙂 

Who is it for?

In particular, everyone who has oily, blemish/acne-prone skin and wants a deep cleansing action. 

What’s good about it? 

I have been using this cleanser for more than 2 years now, and I can honestly say that this is one of the best products I have ever tried.

The silky, creamy texture feels good on the skin and the soap-free formula removes, gently and efficiently, all excess of oil and pollution from your face.

For me, this product works best as a second cleanser, so I would recommend using it in the evening, after you had remove all your make up with another specific product, or as a first cleanser in the morning.

Thanks to the glycolic acid present in its formula, Jan Marini Bioglycolic Facial Cleanser helps to unclog your pores, to remove dirt and dead skin cells, and to gently exfoliate your skin leaving your face with clear pores and a more radiant complexion.

Also, this cleanser will leave your face feeling comfortably clean, soft and smooth without stripping your skin dry.

Moreover, its creamy formula is soap-free, fragrance-free and contains an hydrating ingredient, Sorbitol, that helps to balance and nourish your skin, leaving your face feeling soft and hydrated throughout the day.

As I have already said, I prefer to use it during my evening skincare routine as a treat for my skin. First, I gently massage 2 or 3 pumps of product for 30 sec. onto my dry skin, then I leave on for 1 min. max. After that I remove the product with a clean and wet washcloth and 10 to 15 splash of lukewarm water.

•You can buy it here.

What’s not so good about it?

 It’s a lot ( A LOT! ) pricey, but the bottle contains a great quantity of product (237 ml., to be precise) and this is an amazing product, so it’s worth your money. Plus, you don’t need too much to do the job (FYI: It lasts 6 months or even more in my bathroom cabinet). 😉

Moreover, the formula of Jan Marini Bioglycolic Facial Cleanser is very gentle, but glycolic acid is really a strong and active ingredient, even if it is present in a small amount, so, if you have combination or slightly dry skin, you can use it only every other day, instead of every day to avoid dryness or tightness. In any case I can assure you that the bottle will last you for a very long time!

Last, I would recommend not use this cleanser as an eye makeup remover, because it will burn your eyes! 

Final thoughts! 

I’m really satisfied with this cleanser and I suggest this product especially to girls, like me, that struggle with oily, acne prone skin and/or uneven skintone!

Final Vote:


5on 5 stars

Ingredients:

Water (Aqua), Glycolic Acid, Sorbitol, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Ammonium Hydroxide, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Methylparaben, Propylparaben
 

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Review of Serozinc by La Roche-Posay:

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today it’s a skincare day review! We are going to talk about the ‘Magical Mist‘ a.k.a. Serozinc by La Roche-Posay. 😉 
 

Who is it for?

Everyone who wants a multipurpose mist that can clean, sooth and refresh every skin type.

What’s good about it?

I have used this mist for quite a while now (3 bottles already… and counting) and I absolutely love it. It’s really a brilliant magic product!

This little spray can dispense a really fine mist of water and its simple formula (water, zinc and sodium) is ideal to purify, sooth and refresh your skin in every condition.

In fact, zinc has long been promoted as an ingredient that has positive effects especially on oily and breakout-prone skin; it also has soothing qualities and is good as an anti-irritant.

I have used it as a kind of toner, after cleansing and before applying my acne treatment or my moisturizer.

I have used it as refreshing mist throughout the day during last summer hottest months.

I have used it as a soothing and calming spray when I needed help to deal with bad blemishes and/or inflamed skin; this product really helped me to clear up, purify and calm my skin literally during the night.

Also, it can be used on any sort of irritation, from soothing razor burn to calm nappy rush on baby’s delicate skin.

Moreover, when midday shine sets in, Serozinc can be spray over your makeup to refresh and mattify your complexion.

So, the possibilities are really endless when it comes to this little spray, it can be used for just about everything.

It is also easy to apply; it takes about three seconds to spray it on all over your face whenever you want in your skincare routine, then you can use a cotton pad to sweep it over or simply leave it to absorb and dry fully.

On the bottle you can read that Serozinc is created with just three ingredients: water, healing zinc sulphate (0.10%) and astringent sodium chloride (0.75%). Together, these three ingredients can ensure that your complexion feels fresh and comfortable at any time of day.

Plus it’s hypoallergenic, non-perfumed, and suitable for all skin types.

•You can buy it here.

What’s not so good about it? 

Nothing really! Maybe, the only problem is that it’s not so easy to find and buy in store or even on line. I haven’t been able to find it in stores near me yet, so I don’t think it’s already available here in Italy, for example.

Final thoughts! 

This is a brilliant product, very effective, really affordable and a must have for everyone.

I’m really in love with Serozinc, the ‘Magical Mist‘ by La Roche-Posay! 😉

Final Vote:

  

5on 5 stars 

Ingredients:

Aqua/Water • Sodium Chloride • Zinc Sulphate.

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Review of The Revitalizing Oil by Darphin:

Hello everyone! 🙂 Today it’s a skincare day review, so we are going to talk about The Revitalizing Oil for face, body, and hair by Darphin. 🙂
Who is it for?

Everyone who wants a multi-tasking and lightweight oil to revitalize, nourish, protect, reinforce and balance the delicate skin barrier of your face.

What’s good about it?

This is an amazing multi-tasking product, in fact you can use it on your face, your body and even on your hair! After using it, your hair will look immediately silkier and stronger with a gorgeous shine. Moreover, its pleasurable scent will help relieve the effect of stress with a welcomed dose of aromatherapy, leaving your body feeling pampered and relaxed inside and out. And, obviously, Revitalizing Oil is suitable for all skin types.

However, I prefer to use it primarily on my face because, thanks to its light and gentle texture, this oil is nourishing but not too rich, hydrating but not greasy and, bonus point, it absorbs instantly leaving no slickly residue behind, just a soft and smooth skin.

The Revitalizing Oil formula is 98% natural and its blend of over 9 essential oils, including sunflower seed, argan, jojoba seed, ylang-ylang and jasmine can help to protect, even out and revitalize your complexion. Moreover, Tamanu and Lavender oil are very good ingredients to balance, detoxify and prevent infections if you have oily, combination or even acne prone skin.

• How to use it: I generally use 3-5 drops for my whole face during my evening skincare routine. I work the oil into my palms then, using gentle pressing motions, I put it on the skin in upwards movements across my face and neck. I always followed by a light texture, moisturizing night cream. I would recommend to try to avoid rubbing the oil into your skin, plus it is better if you apply everything you need to use first (i.e. serum, toner, blemish treatments. etc…) then put it on your facial oil and finish with your favourite moisturizer.

Having oily, acne prone skin I’ve never been a huge fan of facial oils because I’ve always thought they were going to leave my skin super greasy, but now I’ve definitely changed my mind. After using The Revitalizing Oil every other day for almost a month my skin feels smoother, softer and more balanced than before. Also, when I apply it at night, the next morning my face looks radiant, silky and the redness patches are pretty much gone. So, now this oil is an essential part of my skincare regime!

If you will use it only on your face, a little would go a long way, making this product definitely worth of your money. Also, if you’re looking to try something from Darphin range without breaking your bank account, this is the best product! 
– You can find it here or here.

What’s not so good about it?

The dispenser… Let’s talk about the dispenser.

I know that many of you will love it and think that it is more practical than a pipette, but for me no, it’s not! The problem is that, if you don’t pay enough attention, the product coming out of the dispenser will literally slip outside the bottle, then you’ll need to try to catch every drop of it with your fingers as if it was the last glob of your favourite jam! I personally would have preferred a pipette dispenser, so much easier to use. 

Final thoughts!  

In my opinion, this is a great oil that works very well to replenish moisture, give a more radiant and healthy complexion, reduce redness and balance the texture of your skin.

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5on 5 stars

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