Pixi, Rose Tonic: REVIEW

The brand: Widely available, always been cruelty free, you know em! The product: Traditional toner/hydrating essence. Who can use it: All skins. It’s so gentle and would be beneficial to everyone. Cruelty Free Status/ Vegan?: Fully CF, PETA approved. And vegan. Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Sodium PCA,…

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?:…

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…

Pestle&Mortar Superstar Retinol Night Oil, REVIEW

The brand: Irish and independent. Really succinct and minimal line of products, have a good reputation in the skincare community for efficacy. Cruelty free, and ALL of their products are vegan. The product: Oil based retinol Who can use it: Anyone who is concerned with skin ageing, have acne, problematic, dull, oily skin. Most people…

Merumaya Melting Cleansing Balm, REVIEW

The brand: British, independent, only really available from their website. The product: Cleansing balm in a tube Who can use it: Anyone Ingredients: CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, GLYCERIN, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL, AQUA (WATER), SUCROSE LAURATE, GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE, ECHIUM PLANTAGINEUM SEED OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, SUCROSE PALMITATE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), SUCROSE COCOATE, SUCROSE STEARATE, CITRONELLOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, GARCINIA MANGOSTANA…