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…

Pixi Glow Tonic, REVIEW

The brand: Pixi are a British/American beauty brand. Completely cruelty free, and very clear on their status as a non-animal testing brand. No other third parties test their products, and they have lots of vegan options. They are affordable, but their products contain quality ingredients. Their packaging is sleek but not unnecessarily heavy. No ‘fluff’…

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads, REVIEW

An empty pot, another review … The brand: American, pretty widely avaliable The product: Exfoliating acid pads Who can use it: Anyone. If you have a sensitivity issues with acid, then you will know to avoid anything that says acid on it Ingredients: Water/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Water, Lactic…

CF at M&S

M&S Beauty had had a massive reboot over the past few years. And thank goodness, because it means that while my mum is looking at socks I can trowel through the products of some of my favourite brands. The range of brands they stock is much more preferable to a cruelty-free beauty buyer than the…

Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Night Pads, REVIEW

The brand: UK, widely avaliable. Owned by Rodial – so have similar ridiculous sounding names and irritating ‘Dragon’s Blood’ bollocks. But the Nip+Fab products are generally pretty good, and reasonable priced. The product: Glycolic acid pads Who can use it: I would say everyone, but if you know you’re skin is too sensitive to acids…

January Labs Moisture Balancing Lotion, Review

I figured that when I finish a product completely, I’ll review it. The brand: American, independent, small brand. I think this is a good thing – not tonnes of product but just a minimal line of what looks like good stuff. They are also everything ‘free’. Cruelty free, sulphate free, paraben, fragrance…. The product: Plant-based…

Pixi + CH Double Cleanse, Review

I know I keep wanging on about this cleanser, but it feels worth a dedicated review since I’ve finished yet another tub. The brand: Pixi are a British/American beauty brand, with global success. They are completely cruelty free, and very clear on their status as a non-animal testing brand. No other third parties test their…

Body Shop Aloe Mask… saved my face this morning

This morning I tried a new ‘detoxifying’ mask. When plastering it on, and keeping on for about 5 minutes, I didn’t feel like anything could have gone wrong. However, to my horror, when I removed with a hot flannel my skin underneath was red. Really red. My face felt hot, and my skin was left…

Favourites #6

BEAUTY: VITAMIN C SKIN RENEW CLEANSING OIL, Una Brennan Long name aside, this is a nice affordable cleansing oil. I prefer this to the Body Shop one now because of the packaging alone. No leakiness. I use this to remove makeup, it loosens everything off. £10 for 200ml Mud Marvels Mask, Merumaya This is a…