Zelens Power D: Review

The brand: No animal testing, doctor brand. No fluff here. The product: Serum/oil, described as ‘Supercharged and vitamin-rich, this treatment serum is potent and deeply penetrative’ For who?: All skin types, didn’t make my oily skin any oilier of greasy. I think this oil would be best used on a more damaged or mature skin,…

May Lindstrom Problem Solver: REVIEW

The brand: American, organic, luxury, expensive. The product: A clay mask. Well, the powder part. You add the water in and it’s an active clay mask. Who can use it: People with a thick skin and willingness for a bit of a burn. Avoid if you’re sensitive, rosacea, prone to redness. Cruelty Free Status/ Vegan?:…

Skincare routine, when skin is spotty (cruelty free)

This is my go-to routine when my skin is at it’s worst. Stubborn acne, spots that are red and sore, usually caused by hormones. If I’ve eaten too much dairy, about to start my period or my skin has just decided to be spotty I take a bit of extra care. I avoid my more…

Pixi, Glow Mud Cleanser: REVIEW

The brand: Widely available, always been cruelty free, you know em! The product: Clay based cleanser. They say; ‘active yet gentle cleanser with 5% glycolic acid’. Active and gentle, which is true: but quite contradicting terms don’t you think? Who can use it: All skins, unless you’re very sensitive to glycolic acid. Cruelty Free Status/…

Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm: REVIEW

The brand: British, well known for this cleanser. Cruelty free (obvs) The product: Balm cleanser Who can use it: If you’re really acneic then maybe give it a miss, but my spot prone skin loves it mostly. Other than that, anyone can use. Cruelty Free Status/ Vegan?: Fully CF, PETA approved. Not vegan (this balm…

Balance Me, Congested Skin Range

The Congested range at Balance Me is a particular highlight for me. I’m massively impressed with the products, which tackles blemishes whilst remaining loyal to ‘natural’ ingredients. Often when I think of ‘congested skin’ products I think salicylic acid and alcohol, but these products are a great alternative to this. You might like to look…

Paula’s Choice 2% BHA Skin Perfecting Liquid, REVIEW

The brand: American, chemical (in a good way), very well known for their range of exfoliators. The product: Salicylic acid toning liquid Who can use it: This is specifically for combination/oily skins. I would say it’s gentle enough for anyone. Ingredients: Aqua, Methylpropanediol (hydration), Butylene Glycol (hydration), Salicylic Acid (Beta Hydroxy Acid, exfoliant), Polysorbate 20…

Hydraluron, Indeed Labs: REVIEW

The brand: Canadian, cruelty-free, very transparent in costs and formula. They are very often reformulating their formulas too, to keep up with current technologies. Everything I have tried from them so far has been excellent. The product: ‘Deep Hydration and Moisture Boosting Facial Serum’ Who can use it: Anyone, most skins are dehydrated and would…