Cerave

22 Apr 19
Adventures in Beauty

A friend of mine was very kind to send me a bunch of face products. One such product was Clark’s Botanicals Age-Defying Radiance Cream. After finishing the StriVectin Tightening Face Serum I wanted to try to use up some of these minis I had so in came Clark’s Botanicals! Use I started using Clark’s Botanicals […]

22 Apr 19
Beauty, Hair, Nail & Skin Tutorials

[ad_1] I’m sharing my current skincare routine! A lot of you wanted to know what skincare products I use, so here’s my simple routine at the moment. There’s one product in my current routine that’s made a big change in my skin, so I’m sharing that, too. I’m also including a couple of beauty tips […]

21 Apr 19
IcanGWP Gift with Purchase

There are new and upcoming: Bluemercury 10Pc Deluxe Conscious Gift Bag Spoiler and Sephora Sun Safety Kit 2019, Ulta Beauty Sampler, Glossybox Mother’s Day Beauty Box and more. Bluemercury  (NEW) Receive a free 10-piece deluxe Conscious Gift Bag with any $125 purchase. See what’s in the bag here. This post may contain affiliate links. Read […]

21 Apr 19
Confidence is beauty!

Skincare seems to be getting more and more expensive as the beauty world is evolving. A skincare routine is so important to have. Here are my thoughts on where to invest in your skincare. Skincare is extremely important, but this doesn’t mean you have to break your bank on products. I went to school to […]

21 Apr 19
TODAY NEWS

DID you know that the air around you could be damaging…

20 Apr 19
The Scottish Sun
DID you know that the air around you could be damaging your skin and hair? It’s time to shore up your defences. We’re all aware of the devastating effect pollution has on the planet. But while the consequences on the environment are clear, other effects are less well-known. However, they could actually be staring you in the face (literally). We share a selection of products from the high street which will help protect your skin and hair from damage caused by pollution Air contamination can have a serious impact on your appearance. People who live in highly polluted areas are more prone to blemishes, oily skin, premature baldness, a dry scalp and irritated skin. And the UK has some of the worst offenders – for example, London breached EU and UK air pollution limits for the whole of 2019 on March 18. “Signs of environmental damage, such as rough skin, inflammation and premature ageing, can be a direct result of pollutant particles,” says Dr Dendy Engelman, consulting dermatologist for Elizabeth Arden. And the damage doesn’t end there. “Dust, lead and smoke from pollution can cover the surface of the head, which can remove moisture from the hair and scalp, leaving it dry, flaky and prone to balding,” says Redken’s James Pryce from Larry King salon. [bc_video video_id=”5845512588001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Stacey Dooley investigates the horrifying impact of fast fashion… claimed to be the second-worst industry for pollution”] So how can you protect yourself from the effects of pollution? Check out our handy guide. Spot of bother Breakouts can be frustrating. And while you might think you’ve done everything to try to tackle them, your usual go-to formulas might not be doing the trick if your blemishes are caused by pollution. Nanoparticles, the most harmful components of pollution, can be up to 20 times smaller than human pores, so without adequate protection they can penetrate skin easily. The Goldfaden MD Detox Clarifying Facial Wash has AHAs that reach deep into the pores “When they become trapped in your skin they can cause a build-up of sebum, which can lead to acne,” explains aesthetic doctor Maryam Zamani. What can you do to combat it? One of the best products for ridding the skin of spot-causing pollution particles is an AHA cleanser such as Goldfaden MD Detox Clarifying Facial Wash, £32. Containing a combination of lactic and glycolic alpha hydroxy acids, it reaches deep into pores and dissolves excess oil and grime. Follow up with Avène’s A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum, packed with vitamin C and E Follow with an antioxidant-rich serum containing a powerful mix of vitamins. We love Avène A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum, £26, which is packed with vitamin C and E – known to brighten and restore the skin’s natural defence barrier. Goldfaden MD Detox Clarifying Facial Wash, £32 from Look Fantastic — buy now Avène A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum, £26, from Boots — buy now Dry spell For skin and scalps that are already sensitive, dry or sore, pollution can worsen the situation. “Eczema rates are higher in polluted areas because pollution causes the skin’s barrier to weaken, and this can make skin flare up,” explains Maryam. So what can you do to keep irritation at a minimum? The CeraVe Moisturising Cream’s high levels of ceramide will keep your skin barrier strong “Look for face creams that contain high levels of ceramide. This waxy lipid helps to keep the skin barrier strong, which is vital for shielding it from outside aggressors,” explains Maryam. We love CeraVe Moisturising Cream, £14.50. Your scalp can react just as badly as the skin on your face, with pollution being a key cause of hair loss and lack of growth, according to James. Redken Clean Maniac Micellar Shampoo will get rid of built-up nasties “Toxins in the air can enter the bloodstream via the scalp, hindering your body’s capability to generate hair fibres,” he explains. “This, in turn, can lead to hair loss and a dry, irritated, flaky scalp.” The solution? Try using a shampoo that will get rid of built-up nasties. Follow your shampoo with Klorane Anti-Pollution Protective Conditioner With Aquatic Mint Often, cheaper formulas tend to contain high levels of sodium that will dry hair out, so we recommend investing in a slightly more expensive product. Redken Clean Maniac Micellar Shampoo, £15.50, is formulated with micellar technology to gently remove impurities from hair, as well as antioxidants and a UV filter. Moroccanoil Color Complete Protect & Prevent Spray is your final level of defence To follow, apply Klorane Anti-Pollution Protective Conditioner With Aquatic Mint, £10, which further removes toxic chemicals and pollutants and protects your locks to boot. For a final level of defence, after every wash spritz damp hair with Moroccanoil Color Complete Protect & Prevent Spray, £22.65, before drying. It contains sunflower seed extract to deeply hydrate strands and moisturise the hair follicle, which keeps locks strong and shields against grime in the air. CeraVe Moisturising Cream, £14.50 from ASOS — buy now Redken Clean Maniac Micellar Shampoo, £15.50 from Redken — buy now Klorane Anti-Pollution Protective Conditioner With Aquatic Mint, £10 from Look Fantastic — buy now Moroccanoil Color Complete Protect & Prevent Spray, £22.65 from Feel Unique — buy now [article-rail-section title=”most read in fabulous” posts_category=”30″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Lines of defence Fine lines and wrinkles are inevitable as we get older, but environmental elements can exacerbate the problem. “Free radicals – the skin-damaging atoms found in pollution – break down collagen and elastin, which are essentially the scaffolding of skin that keep it firm and plump,” explains Dr Justine Hextall, consultant dermatologist at The Harley Medical Group. Use Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask once a week to boost the skin’s natural detoxification system Protect your skin with an SPF such as the Elemis Daily Defence Shield SPF30 “I recommend using a vitamin-C-rich antioxidant peel to help skin fight any free radicals that it’s exposed to.” For a special treat, use Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask, £60, once a week. It contains antioxidant ingredients from blueberries and goji berries to broccoli, which all boost the skin’s natural detoxification system to help it fight pollution particles. Plus, the product’s polymer blend will lift away dirt and impurities deep within pores. Then protect your skin every morning with an SPF such as Elemis Daily Defence Shield SPF30, £46, which contains natural pollution-fighting ingredients such as coconut and jojoba oil. Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask, £60 from John Lewis — buy now Elemis Daily Defence Shield SPF30, £46 from Elemis — buy now Stockists: Avène (Boots.com), CeraVe (Asos.com), Elemis (Elemis.com), Elizabeth Arden (Johnlewis.com), Goldfaden MD (Lookfantastic.com), Klorane (Lookfantastic.com), Moroccanoil (Feelunique.com), Redken (Redken.com). [bc_video video_id=”6026314983001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Young mum hails a ‘miracle’ £3.99 moisturiser after her five-month-old son’s agonising eczema has almost cleared up”]
20 Apr 19
The Sun
DID you know that the air around you could be damaging your skin and hair? It’s time to shore up your defences. We’re all aware of the devastating effect pollution has on the planet. But while the consequences on the environment are clear, other effects are less well-known. However, they could actually be staring you in the face (literally). We share a selection of products from the high street which will help protect your skin and hair from damage caused by pollution Air contamination can have a serious impact on your appearance. People who live in highly polluted areas are more prone to blemishes, oily skin, premature baldness, a dry scalp and irritated skin. And the UK has some of the worst offenders – for example, London breached EU and UK air pollution limits for the whole of 2019 on March 18. “Signs of environmental damage, such as rough skin, inflammation and premature ageing, can be a direct result of pollutant particles,” says Dr Dendy Engelman, consulting dermatologist for Elizabeth Arden. And the damage doesn’t end there. “Dust, lead and smoke from pollution can cover the surface of the head, which can remove moisture from the hair and scalp, leaving it dry, flaky and prone to balding,” says Redken’s James Pryce from Larry King salon. [bc_video video_id=”5845512588001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Stacey Dooley investigates the horrifying impact of fast fashion… claimed to be the second-worst industry for pollution”] So how can you protect yourself from the effects of pollution? Check out our handy guide. Spot of bother Breakouts can be frustrating. And while you might think you’ve done everything to try to tackle them, your usual go-to formulas might not be doing the trick if your blemishes are caused by pollution. Nanoparticles, the most harmful components of pollution, can be up to 20 times smaller than human pores, so without adequate protection they can penetrate skin easily. The Goldfaden MD Detox Clarifying Facial Wash has AHAs that reach deep into the pores “When they become trapped in your skin they can cause a build-up of sebum, which can lead to acne,” explains aesthetic doctor Maryam Zamani. What can you do to combat it? One of the best products for ridding the skin of spot-causing pollution particles is an AHA cleanser such as Goldfaden MD Detox Clarifying Facial Wash, £32. Containing a combination of lactic and glycolic alpha hydroxy acids, it reaches deep into pores and dissolves excess oil and grime. Follow up with Avène’s A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum, packed with vitamin C and E Follow with an antioxidant-rich serum containing a powerful mix of vitamins. We love Avène A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum, £26, which is packed with vitamin C and E – known to brighten and restore the skin’s natural defence barrier. Goldfaden MD Detox Clarifying Facial Wash, £32 from Look Fantastic — buy now Avène A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum, £26, from Boots — buy now Dry spell For skin and scalps that are already sensitive, dry or sore, pollution can worsen the situation. “Eczema rates are higher in polluted areas because pollution causes the skin’s barrier to weaken, and this can make skin flare up,” explains Maryam. So what can you do to keep irritation at a minimum? The CeraVe Moisturising Cream’s high levels of ceramide will keep your skin barrier strong “Look for face creams that contain high levels of ceramide. This waxy lipid helps to keep the skin barrier strong, which is vital for shielding it from outside aggressors,” explains Maryam. We love CeraVe Moisturising Cream, £14.50. Your scalp can react just as badly as the skin on your face, with pollution being a key cause of hair loss and lack of growth, according to James. Redken Clean Maniac Micellar Shampoo will get rid of built-up nasties “Toxins in the air can enter the bloodstream via the scalp, hindering your body’s capability to generate hair fibres,” he explains. “This, in turn, can lead to hair loss and a dry, irritated, flaky scalp.” The solution? Try using a shampoo that will get rid of built-up nasties. Follow your shampoo with Klorane Anti-Pollution Protective Conditioner With Aquatic Mint Often, cheaper formulas tend to contain high levels of sodium that will dry hair out, so we recommend investing in a slightly more expensive product. Redken Clean Maniac Micellar Shampoo, £15.50, is formulated with micellar technology to gently remove impurities from hair, as well as antioxidants and a UV filter. Moroccanoil Color Complete Protect & Prevent Spray is your final level of defence To follow, apply Klorane Anti-Pollution Protective Conditioner With Aquatic Mint, £10, which further removes toxic chemicals and pollutants and protects your locks to boot. For a final level of defence, after every wash spritz damp hair with Moroccanoil Color Complete Protect & Prevent Spray, £22.65, before drying. It contains sunflower seed extract to deeply hydrate strands and moisturise the hair follicle, which keeps locks strong and shields against grime in the air. CeraVe Moisturising Cream, £14.50 from ASOS — buy now Redken Clean Maniac Micellar Shampoo, £15.50 from Redken — buy now Klorane Anti-Pollution Protective Conditioner With Aquatic Mint, £10 from Look Fantastic — buy now Moroccanoil Color Complete Protect & Prevent Spray, £22.65 from Feel Unique — buy now [article-rail-section title=”most read in fabulous” posts_category=”363″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Lines of defence Fine lines and wrinkles are inevitable as we get older, but environmental elements can exacerbate the problem. “Free radicals – the skin-damaging atoms found in pollution – break down collagen and elastin, which are essentially the scaffolding of skin that keep it firm and plump,” explains Dr Justine Hextall, consultant dermatologist at The Harley Medical Group. Use Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask once a week to boost the skin’s natural detoxification system Protect your skin with an SPF such as the Elemis Daily Defence Shield SPF30 “I recommend using a vitamin-C-rich antioxidant peel to help skin fight any free radicals that it’s exposed to.” For a special treat, use Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask, £60, once a week. It contains antioxidant ingredients from blueberries and goji berries to broccoli, which all boost the skin’s natural detoxification system to help it fight pollution particles. Plus, the product’s polymer blend will lift away dirt and impurities deep within pores. Then protect your skin every morning with an SPF such as Elemis Daily Defence Shield SPF30, £46, which contains natural pollution-fighting ingredients such as coconut and jojoba oil. Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask, £60 from John Lewis — buy now Elemis Daily Defence Shield SPF30, £46 from Elemis — buy now Stockists: Avène (Boots.com), CeraVe (Asos.com), Elemis (Elemis.com), Elizabeth Arden (Johnlewis.com), Goldfaden MD (Lookfantastic.com), Klorane (Lookfantastic.com), Moroccanoil (Feelunique.com), Redken (Redken.com). [bc_video video_id=”6026314983001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Young mum hails a ‘miracle’ £3.99 moisturiser after her five-month-old son’s agonising eczema has almost cleared up”]
20 Apr 19
The Irish Sun
DID you know that the air around you could be damaging your skin and hair? It’s time to shore up your defences. We’re all aware of the devastating effect pollution has on the planet. But while the consequences on the environment are clear, other effects are less well-known. However, they could actually be staring you in the face (literally). We share a selection of products from the high street which will help protect your skin and hair from damage caused by pollution Air contamination can have a serious impact on your appearance. People who live in highly polluted areas are more prone to blemishes, oily skin, premature baldness, a dry scalp and irritated skin. And the UK has some of the worst offenders – for example, London breached EU and UK air pollution limits for the whole of 2019 on March 18. “Signs of environmental damage, such as rough skin, inflammation and premature ageing, can be a direct result of pollutant particles,” says Dr Dendy Engelman, consulting dermatologist for Elizabeth Arden. And the damage doesn’t end there. “Dust, lead and smoke from pollution can cover the surface of the head, which can remove moisture from the hair and scalp, leaving it dry, flaky and prone to balding,” says Redken’s James Pryce from Larry King salon. [bc_video video_id=”5845512588001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Stacey Dooley investigates the horrifying impact of fast fashion… claimed to be the second-worst industry for pollution”] So how can you protect yourself from the effects of pollution? Check out our handy guide. Spot of bother Breakouts can be frustrating. And while you might think you’ve done everything to try to tackle them, your usual go-to formulas might not be doing the trick if your blemishes are caused by pollution. Nanoparticles, the most harmful components of pollution, can be up to 20 times smaller than human pores, so without adequate protection they can penetrate skin easily. The Goldfaden MD Detox Clarifying Facial Wash has AHAs that reach deep into the pores “When they become trapped in your skin they can cause a build-up of sebum, which can lead to acne,” explains aesthetic doctor Maryam Zamani. What can you do to combat it? One of the best products for ridding the skin of spot-causing pollution particles is an AHA cleanser such as Goldfaden MD Detox Clarifying Facial Wash, £32. Containing a combination of lactic and glycolic alpha hydroxy acids, it reaches deep into pores and dissolves excess oil and grime. Follow up with Avène’s A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum, packed with vitamin C and E Follow with an antioxidant-rich serum containing a powerful mix of vitamins. We love Avène A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum, £26, which is packed with vitamin C and E – known to brighten and restore the skin’s natural defence barrier. Goldfaden MD Detox Clarifying Facial Wash, £32 from Look Fantastic — buy now Avène A-Oxitive Antioxidant Defense Serum, £26, from Boots — buy now Dry spell For skin and scalps that are already sensitive, dry or sore, pollution can worsen the situation. “Eczema rates are higher in polluted areas because pollution causes the skin’s barrier to weaken, and this can make skin flare up,” explains Maryam. So what can you do to keep irritation at a minimum? The CeraVe Moisturising Cream’s high levels of ceramide will keep your skin barrier strong “Look for face creams that contain high levels of ceramide. This waxy lipid helps to keep the skin barrier strong, which is vital for shielding it from outside aggressors,” explains Maryam. We love CeraVe Moisturising Cream, £14.50. Your scalp can react just as badly as the skin on your face, with pollution being a key cause of hair loss and lack of growth, according to James. Redken Clean Maniac Micellar Shampoo will get rid of built-up nasties “Toxins in the air can enter the bloodstream via the scalp, hindering your body’s capability to generate hair fibres,” he explains. “This, in turn, can lead to hair loss and a dry, irritated, flaky scalp.” The solution? Try using a shampoo that will get rid of built-up nasties. Follow your shampoo with Klorane Anti-Pollution Protective Conditioner With Aquatic Mint Often, cheaper formulas tend to contain high levels of sodium that will dry hair out, so we recommend investing in a slightly more expensive product. Redken Clean Maniac Micellar Shampoo, £15.50, is formulated with micellar technology to gently remove impurities from hair, as well as antioxidants and a UV filter. Moroccanoil Color Complete Protect & Prevent Spray is your final level of defence To follow, apply Klorane Anti-Pollution Protective Conditioner With Aquatic Mint, £10, which further removes toxic chemicals and pollutants and protects your locks to boot. For a final level of defence, after every wash spritz damp hair with Moroccanoil Color Complete Protect & Prevent Spray, £22.65, before drying. It contains sunflower seed extract to deeply hydrate strands and moisturise the hair follicle, which keeps locks strong and shields against grime in the air. CeraVe Moisturising Cream, £14.50 from ASOS — buy now Redken Clean Maniac Micellar Shampoo, £15.50 from Redken — buy now Klorane Anti-Pollution Protective Conditioner With Aquatic Mint, £10 from Look Fantastic — buy now Moroccanoil Color Complete Protect & Prevent Spray, £22.65 from Feel Unique — buy now [article-rail-section title=”most read in fabulous” posts_category=”24″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Lines of defence Fine lines and wrinkles are inevitable as we get older, but environmental elements can exacerbate the problem. “Free radicals – the skin-damaging atoms found in pollution – break down collagen and elastin, which are essentially the scaffolding of skin that keep it firm and plump,” explains Dr Justine Hextall, consultant dermatologist at The Harley Medical Group. Use Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask once a week to boost the skin’s natural detoxification system Protect your skin with an SPF such as the Elemis Daily Defence Shield SPF30 “I recommend using a vitamin-C-rich antioxidant peel to help skin fight any free radicals that it’s exposed to.” For a special treat, use Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask, £60, once a week. It contains antioxidant ingredients from blueberries and goji berries to broccoli, which all boost the skin’s natural detoxification system to help it fight pollution particles. Plus, the product’s polymer blend will lift away dirt and impurities deep within pores. Then protect your skin every morning with an SPF such as Elemis Daily Defence Shield SPF30, £46, which contains natural pollution-fighting ingredients such as coconut and jojoba oil. Elizabeth Arden Prevage City Smart Double Action Detox Peel Off Mask, £60 from John Lewis — buy now Elemis Daily Defence Shield SPF30, £46 from Elemis — buy now Stockists: Avène (Boots.com), CeraVe (Asos.com), Elemis (Elemis.com), Elizabeth Arden (Johnlewis.com), Goldfaden MD (Lookfantastic.com), Klorane (Lookfantastic.com), Moroccanoil (Feelunique.com), Redken (Redken.com). [bc_video video_id=”6026314983001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Young mum hails a ‘miracle’ £3.99 moisturiser after her five-month-old son’s agonising eczema has almost cleared up”]
20 Apr 19
Purple Palace

Quite recently, I became super obsessed with skincare. I was seriously just thinking about it all day and all night, reading reddit for whatever answers and opinions etc. WHICH IS SO WEIRD BECAUSE AS MUCH AS I HAVE CARED, I’VE NEVER BEEN SO OBSESSED. Hence, the loots you will see below. I wanted to write […]

19 Apr 19
I am Sandy Kay

An overview of my skincare routine

19 Apr 19
Society19

A good skincare routine is a fantastic foundation for your daily makeup, but it can be hard to know where to begin. Start with eight of our favourite cleansers to solve all your skincare woes and get you glowing! 1. Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Cleansing Water Micellar water is all the rage in simple skincare […]

18 Apr 19
Confidence is beauty!

Why be a fighter, when you can be a lover? Here are some tips on how to “fight” away acne with the power of healing it! A breakout is one way to make someone’s confidence drag…trust me, I have been fighting my skin for years now. I am going to share with you the ultimate […]

17 Apr 19
Stories by Libby

As some of you know, I have been suffering from an itchy skin rash for almost a year. It has been mostly on my back, but has at times branched out to my limbs and chest. My face has been free of it and I’m thankful for that. The most difficult thing about it has […]