All posts tagged: skincare

OSKIA Renaissance Mask | Review

Beauty Shortlist Awards, The Natural Health Beauty Awards,  Anti-ageing Beauty Bible, UK Beauty Awards, you name it. I heard about OSKIA Renaissance Mask for a long time. Finally, I decided I had to try it. I can’t have a nice skin mask slip through my fingers. That would be a crime! Ok, so I went online and ordered it few months ago. It arrived and sat on my shelf for few weeks. Why didn’t I try it immediately? I don’t know…weird.  Eventually I tried it, and I loved it right away. What a surprise?! What they say about this product: “Plumping and brightening enzyme mask for all skin types. A peel in a balm. For immediate spa facial results and long term anti-ageing & brightening. Designed to increase cell turnover, boost radiance and packed with OSKIA’s trademark blend of beauty-boosting nutrients, this luxuriously-textured exfoliating mask leaves the complexion smoother, more refined and illuminated…Suitable for all skin types and with a fresh aromatic scent combining rose, passion fruit and chamomile, all organically certified, OSKIA’s Renaissance Mask works hard …

Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream (Anti-wrinkle day cream)| Review

Hey lovelies, happy Friday! I can’t believe it’s March already! Somehow these days I always feel that I don’t have enough time to do everything.  It has proven this year is really a busy year for me. Anyway, I have a skin care product review today, which is for Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream – Anti-wrinkle day cream. If you have followed me for a while, you probably remember I did a review for Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream last year. Elemis is a UK luxury skincare brand. The Pro-collagen Marine Cream is an award-winning day cream. It was the Best Beauty Stylist winner in 2016 and Best for Mature Skin winner for 2017. I have almost finished this one. You will see in the photo. I gotta say I have been enjoying it. What they say about this product: “Clinically proven the powerful anti-ageing ingredients have been shown to reduce the depth of wrinkles, improve skin firmness, tone and hydration in 14 days. The unique Mediterranean algae, Padina Pavonica is blended with Ginkgo Biloba providing superior free-radical protection has been …

Never Make These Shaving Mistakes Again

Summer is coming for most of you. In Australia, the weather is still warm and nice. I am still wearing shorts and dresses. It means I have to shave regularly. Like most of the people, I use razor. Like most of the girls, I shave because I want to look nice, clean with smooth skin, right? How come we get razor bumps, irritation and unpleasant ingrown hair. How can we avoid the bumps and cuts? Here are some common mistakes. # ​Not preparing your skin and hair properly. Warm water is not good enough in this case. Use a hot towel before you shave or shave after a hot shower.  Remember, not too hot to irritate your skin. Guys, you might need to prepare a bit more if you have a bushy beard. Trim the hair with an electric razor first before anything. Ladies, shaving in the shower is such a good idea. Save time too! # Not using enough shaving cream. ​Not enough shaving cream, the hair or beard will not be softened enough. Shaving …

Sukin Moisture Restoring Night Cream| Review

You probably noticed that I have been trying out more and more vegan, environment friendly beauty products. Sukin is an Australian vegan, cruelty free, natural skin care brand. I have tried quite a few products from them, shower gel, shampoo, hydration mist, Micellar cleansing water (bit disappointed by this one) and so on. All the ingredients they use for their products are naturally derived, which is super healthy and environmentally sustainable. The bonus is that pretty much all the products are very affordable. Today, I have another review of Sukin products, Moisture Restoring Night Cream. Since I have dry skin, hydration has always been my top priority when it comes to skin care product. I have used this one for a while. I think it’s a perfect night cream for dry skin in a summer time. What they say about this product: “nourishes the skin while you sleep through a blend of Rosehip, Evening Primrose and Jojoba Oils. Added Vitamin E, Borage and Avocado Oils replenish the skin’s moisture barrier while improving the texture, leaving skin …

Australian Pure Micellar Water | Review

Remember I was disappointed by Sukin Micellar Cleansing Water because it stings my eyes when I remove my eye makeup. Recently I discovered a vegan brand. Discovered probably is not accurate in this case. We have been using their household cleaning products for a long time. I just didn’t know they have skin care products. It’s an Australian owned company, called Natures Organics. The company committed to provide products with plant-based ingredients since 1950s. The founder was the first one in Australia to process and stabilise Aloe Vera gel. You know the green gel helps to relieve your sunburn or insect bits. I saw it one day in the supermarket. So why not try? When I researched the product information on their website, I noticed they have a Material Safety Data Sheet for every single one of their products. How good is that?! Compare to some big companies that you can’t even find what basic ingredients in their products on their website. Anyway, move on. What they say about this product: “enriched with native Australian Kakadu …

Qualikos BioQ Macadamia Body Butter | Review

If you know me, I cannot live without body butter. When we travelled in Sicily, I used up my body shop body butter. I couldn’t find it anywhere. What a disaster! Well, I had to get something. That’s how I came across the Qualikos BioQ body butter. It’s quite hard to find information about this company, especially when I don’t speak Italian at all. Thanks to Google translate! Here is what I found out. Qualikos is an Italian company that manufactures ecofriendly beauty products, including personal care, body care, hair care, bath and shower products. BioQ is their certified organic line of products. Only natural ingredients from organic farming are used. All products are free of PEG , parabens, petrolatum, SLS paraffin, SLES, silicons and artificial colours. What they say about the product: “Nourishing body butter, based on Macadamia oil and Shea butter. Rich and pleasant to massage, it leaves the skin soft and velvety. Aloe extract has a soothing action while Ginko biloba extract prevents skin aging. A sweet-scented butter that melts in contact with the skin. Free …

Zelens Z Luminous Brightening Serum | Review

Hey lovelies, how’s the week so far? My day started from going to our local shopping mall in very early hours to get few things. Although I was trying to avoid the crowd, unfortunately it was very unsuccessful at all. It took me ages to get in and out. I think it will be my last trip to the mall for this year. If I really must get something, I think I will just go online. Thanks for the internet, so convenient. Anyway, I have a review for you today. If you follow me for a while, you probably know I love Zelens Absolute Face oil. It has been a staple of my skin care routine. I haven’t found anything works better than that. Because of my love to the oil, I decided to try out the Zelens Z luminous Brightening serum. I wanted to see if it works on my skin. I bought the serum after I came back from our trip. I have been using it for about a month now. I can …

Clinique Pure Vitamin C Powder Cleanser | Review

Hey lovely people, how are you doing today? Happy Wednesday! It’s already in the middle of the week, almost the end of November. Can you believe it?! Before I start the review, the product’s name is actually Clinique Fresh Pressed™ Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C. Very long, eh? 😉 I bought a 28 packets at the airport on the way back to Brisbane.  I have been using it ever since. There are only two packets left now. What they say about the product: It is a “water-activated powder cleanser with fresh Vitamin C to purify, brighten, retexturize“. The powder is activated by adding water. It suits all skin types for daily use. After using it, the skin will instantly has a “awakened, purified, with a refined texture and brighter look“. The formula is non-drying and non-striping. “Fresh means powerful. Pure Vitamin C naturally degrades when exposed to oxygen, so it’s most powerful when fresh. Stay-fresh packaging isolates the pure Vitamin C until activation, maintaining its freshness and full power for maximum results. ” Key …

How to Choose Between Laser Skincare Options

Have you ever considered Laser Skincare Options for your skin problems? I know I have. I am still considering Laser treatment for the stubborn pigmentation on my cheeks. Few skincare procedures are anywhere near as well-known as laser treatments. Yet, many people still don’t fully understand how laser treatments work or how one laser device varies from another. You must have an understanding of those things before you can choose between laser skincare options for anti-aging and properly treat your skin concerns. A Comparison of Ablative and Non-Ablative Laser Devices Traditional laser treatments are typically thought of as ablative (treating the skin’s surface) and non-ablative (treating deeper skin layers). While non-ablative treatments typically have no impact on the epidermis, or outer skin layer, ablative treatments can either focus on the surface or impact multiple skin layers, depending on their intensity and purpose. An ablative laser device often strips away surface skin cells, many of which are already dead. It can also help to unblock pores by removing debris that would otherwise clog them. In addition …

Indie Lee COQ – 10 Toner|Review

Hello lovely people, another Monday! I hope you are all doing well. Here is probably my first toner review. I heard about Indie Lee COQ-10 toner from Caroline Hirons’s YouTube channel. She was raving about it on her YouTube channel and her blog. It was in her Cultbeauty beauty box as well, I think. My toner was almost used up last month. I thought I should give it a try since she recommended it to ‘normal to dry’ skin types. I did a little bit research on it as well. It’s a natural product and alcohol, acids, artificial fragrance, parabens free. There are quite a lot of good reviews about it. Many people said it worked wonder on their dry skin. I was hoping I would see same result on my skin too, especially during the change of seasons. My dry skin could use some help. What they say about the product: “An alcohol free, skin-balancing toner formulated with the powerful antioxidant CoQ-10. The hydrating and refreshing mixture diminishes the appearance of pores and balance …