Thanks to my recent spike in stress levels I've found my self reaching for all my favourite naughty comfort foods, more often then not means a dinner date with Pizza, but Pizza and my skin do not mix well and the saying 'you are what you eat' has never been more true and with every slice I consumed my acne started to get worse and before I knew it I started to resemble a Pepperoni slice.


But thanks to these personally awarded 5-Star products my skin is finally starting to look clearer, brighter and well, less Pizza like - just in time for LFW.




Hero Cleansers 


These two cleansers have seriously upped my skincare game; I have dry to acne prone skin so getting a cleanser to match my skin type can prove difficult. Cleansers that target acne often dry my skin out and leave it feeling tight but this skin wash by Australian body care works a absolute treat, before I tried it I was slightly dubious it states it's antiseptic and that sent alarm bells ringing, I was convinced my skin was going to feel as tight as a piece of old leather but I was thankfully proved wrong. I'm fully aware this wash isn't for everyone - you either love Tea Tree oil or you hate it - I love it and so does my skin, It lathers slightly but not enough to dry my skin out, it leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed and since I've been using it my spots have decreased dramatically, it may not have fancy packaging (in fact its pretty shoddy and keeps leaking) but it's really worked a treat on my stubborn acne. 

Ingredient List  

 

Aqua, sodium laureth sulfate, coco-betaine, melaleuca alternifolia (2%), sodium chloride, phenoxyethanol, citris acid, methylparaben, ethylparaben, limonene, propylparaben, CI 75810/75815.
 

This skin wash is made to be used as a body and hand wash, skin care gurus may freak when I say this but I use it on my face, my skin has a extremely high tolerance to acids and is actually quite mild on my skin I wouldn't recommend using this as a face wash if you have sensitive skin I would try their mild gentle cleanser instead. 

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My second cleansers is slightly more pricey and falls into the luxury skin care range, it's the *Radical Skincare Hydrating Cleanser, the anti-oxidant rich formula promises to cleanse, tone and hydrate all in one quick wash. This creamy cleanser works brilliantly with my dull dry skin and is great at removing stubborn make-up it also promises to reduce the signs of wrinkles, I may not be the best candidate to determine whether that is true or not but it has certainly worked a treat at re-hydrating my skin, I know longer have a horrible dry patch at the end of my nose which is always a good thing. 

Ingredient List 


Water, Isododecane, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Potassium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Niacinamide, Camellia Sinensis Leaf, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Cetyl Alcohol, Squalane, Triethanolamine, Allantoin, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Pca, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Limonene, Linalool. 


The website states that Radical Skincare Hydrating Cleanser can be removed with or without warm water,  I personally have washed it off with water and haven't attempted it without, personally I think it sounds a bit strange not to. The cleanser has also helped to reduce my redness which I think is down to the Green-Tea, I had a really bad red patch at the end of my nose which made me resemble a whiskey drinking Rudolph so I'm very relieved that's gone! 





The Exfoliator


Next is a fairly recent discovery, as part of a recent quest to unearth a more affordable daily exfoliator rather then re-purchasing my beloved Alpha H Liquid Gold - which I actually run out of ages ago but reluctant to re-open my purse strings,  I came across First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads, I bought the full size pot which come with 60 pads and I use them twice daily. The pads contain Lactic and Glycolic Acids but are gentle enough for everyday use, they promise to clarify you're skin, reduce visible pores and diminish fine lines, I've been using them for a little over three weeks now and I can notice a visible difference In my skin, Is my skin crystal clear yet with no pores? No, but it looks a damn sight better then before I started.

Ingredient List 

Water/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Water, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Fruit Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Phyllanthus Emblica (Indian Gooseberry) Fruit Extract, Polysorbate 20.

Thanks to my hormonal acne I have a lot of acne scarring, some which are red and have responded well to these pads where as my other deeper scars will need something a little more industrial. This product is also recommended for sensitive skin. 
 



Game Changers


It takes a lot for me to say a skin care product is a game changer, I've tried a ridiculous amount of skincare goodies over my blog reading years which have all promised to be cult products but these two have definitely upped my game, now admittedly I didn't purchase either, they where both kindly sent to me to review but I'm under no obligation to post about them let alone call them game changers so with that in mind here's why they have both earned a five star review from me. 


At the moment my diet isn't great, popcorn and rice cakes are a kitchen staple ATM so I'm definitely in need of a little boost and I get that with the *LQ Liquid Health Hair, Skin and Nails liquid supplements. These little 50ml vials each contain; 7000mg of Marine collagen, Hyaluronic acid, Resveratrol, Silicon, Glucosamine, Selenium and Vitamins. 

They come in packs of 10 (£29.99 per pack), so not exactly cheap which is the only downside to them, it's not something I personally would fork out for everyday but if I was preparing for a big event and I needed my skin to play ball I definitely would recommend them. Whilst on them my skin felt more supple and a healthy glow come back to my dull and dehydrated skin, my nails grew quickly and my skin also temporarily cleared up. 


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Then last but no means least my current favourite face mask the *S5 Skincare Vitality Mask, S5 is a fairly new brand it was set up by the same award-winning team that bought us the NUDE skincare line, they promise to use only luxe organic and natural ingredients in all their products. The vitality mask is an absolute corker of a product and instantly breaths new life into dull complexions, it's actually the first face mask that I've used that has provided a instant change to my skin. This mask is both brightening and refining, it uses marine enzymes to gently exfoliate and remove any impurities which may be dulling the surface of your skin. 

Ingredient List 


Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, C14-22 Alcohol, Isostearyl Isostearate, Glycerin, Galactoarabinan, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Sclerotium Gum, Myristyl Alcohol, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Aqua (Water), Sodium Hyaluronate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Glyceryl Stearate, Salicylic Acid, Tocopherol, Myristyl Glucoside, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Parfum (Natural, Low Allergen Fragrance), Gluconolactone, Dextrin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide.

 

The mask is a luxury product and costs £42.00 for 75ml of product, which makes it the most expensive face mask I've ever tried causing me to be stingy with my face mask application but fortunately a once weekly (or in my case fortnightly) application is all you need to notice a change.

Thanks to my recent spike in stress levels I've found my self reaching for all my favourite naughty comfort foods, more often then not means a dinner date with Pizza, but Pizza and my skin do not mix well and the saying 'you are what you eat' has never been more true and with every slice I consumed my acne started to get worse and before I knew it I started to resemble a Pepperoni slice.


But thanks to these personally awarded 5-Star products my skin is finally starting to look clearer, brighter and well, less Pizza like - just in time for LFW.




Hero Cleansers 


These two cleansers have seriously upped my skincare game; I have dry to acne prone skin so getting a cleanser to match my skin type can prove difficult. Cleansers that target acne often dry my skin out and leave it feeling tight but this skin wash by Australian body care works a absolute treat, before I tried it I was slightly dubious it states it's antiseptic and that sent alarm bells ringing, I was convinced my skin was going to feel as tight as a piece of old leather but I was thankfully proved wrong. I'm fully aware this wash isn't for everyone - you either love Tea Tree oil or you hate it - I love it and so does my skin, It lathers slightly but not enough to dry my skin out, it leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed and since I've been using it my spots have decreased dramatically, it may not have fancy packaging (in fact its pretty shoddy and keeps leaking) but it's really worked a treat on my stubborn acne. 

Ingredient List  

 

Aqua, sodium laureth sulfate, coco-betaine, melaleuca alternifolia (2%), sodium chloride, phenoxyethanol, citris acid, methylparaben, ethylparaben, limonene, propylparaben, CI 75810/75815.
 

This skin wash is made to be used as a body and hand wash, skin care gurus may freak when I say this but I use it on my face, my skin has a extremely high tolerance to acids and is actually quite mild on my skin I wouldn't recommend using this as a face wash if you have sensitive skin I would try their mild gentle cleanser instead. 

• • • • • • • • • •

My second cleansers is slightly more pricey and falls into the luxury skin care range, it's the *Radical Skincare Hydrating Cleanser, the anti-oxidant rich formula promises to cleanse, tone and hydrate all in one quick wash. This creamy cleanser works brilliantly with my dull dry skin and is great at removing stubborn make-up it also promises to reduce the signs of wrinkles, I may not be the best candidate to determine whether that is true or not but it has certainly worked a treat at re-hydrating my skin, I know longer have a horrible dry patch at the end of my nose which is always a good thing. 

Ingredient List 


Water, Isododecane, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Glyceryl Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Potassium Palmitoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Niacinamide, Camellia Sinensis Leaf, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Fruit, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Cetyl Alcohol, Squalane, Triethanolamine, Allantoin, Propylene Glycol, Carbomer, Disodium Edta, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Pca, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Tocopherol, Limonene, Linalool. 


The website states that Radical Skincare Hydrating Cleanser can be removed with or without warm water,  I personally have washed it off with water and haven't attempted it without, personally I think it sounds a bit strange not to. The cleanser has also helped to reduce my redness which I think is down to the Green-Tea, I had a really bad red patch at the end of my nose which made me resemble a whiskey drinking Rudolph so I'm very relieved that's gone! 





The Exfoliator


Next is a fairly recent discovery, as part of a recent quest to unearth a more affordable daily exfoliator rather then re-purchasing my beloved Alpha H Liquid Gold - which I actually run out of ages ago but reluctant to re-open my purse strings,  I came across First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads, I bought the full size pot which come with 60 pads and I use them twice daily. The pads contain Lactic and Glycolic Acids but are gentle enough for everyday use, they promise to clarify you're skin, reduce visible pores and diminish fine lines, I've been using them for a little over three weeks now and I can notice a visible difference In my skin, Is my skin crystal clear yet with no pores? No, but it looks a damn sight better then before I started.

Ingredient List 

Water/Eau, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Glycerin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Water, Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Chrysanthemum Parthenium (Feverfew) Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Extract, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Fruit Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Phyllanthus Emblica (Indian Gooseberry) Fruit Extract, Polysorbate 20.

Thanks to my hormonal acne I have a lot of acne scarring, some which are red and have responded well to these pads where as my other deeper scars will need something a little more industrial. This product is also recommended for sensitive skin. 
 



Game Changers


It takes a lot for me to say a skin care product is a game changer, I've tried a ridiculous amount of skincare goodies over my blog reading years which have all promised to be cult products but these two have definitely upped my game, now admittedly I didn't purchase either, they where both kindly sent to me to review but I'm under no obligation to post about them let alone call them game changers so with that in mind here's why they have both earned a five star review from me. 


At the moment my diet isn't great, popcorn and rice cakes are a kitchen staple ATM so I'm definitely in need of a little boost and I get that with the *LQ Liquid Health Hair, Skin and Nails liquid supplements. These little 50ml vials each contain; 7000mg of Marine collagen, Hyaluronic acid, Resveratrol, Silicon, Glucosamine, Selenium and Vitamins. 

They come in packs of 10 (£29.99 per pack), so not exactly cheap which is the only downside to them, it's not something I personally would fork out for everyday but if I was preparing for a big event and I needed my skin to play ball I definitely would recommend them. Whilst on them my skin felt more supple and a healthy glow come back to my dull and dehydrated skin, my nails grew quickly and my skin also temporarily cleared up. 


• • • • • • • • • •

Then last but no means least my current favourite face mask the *S5 Skincare Vitality Mask, S5 is a fairly new brand it was set up by the same award-winning team that bought us the NUDE skincare line, they promise to use only luxe organic and natural ingredients in all their products. The vitality mask is an absolute corker of a product and instantly breaths new life into dull complexions, it's actually the first face mask that I've used that has provided a instant change to my skin. This mask is both brightening and refining, it uses marine enzymes to gently exfoliate and remove any impurities which may be dulling the surface of your skin. 

Ingredient List 


Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, C14-22 Alcohol, Isostearyl Isostearate, Glycerin, Galactoarabinan, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrolyzed Hibiscus Esculentus Extract, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Sclerotium Gum, Myristyl Alcohol, C12-20 Alkyl Glucoside, Aqua (Water), Sodium Hyaluronate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Glyceryl Stearate, Salicylic Acid, Tocopherol, Myristyl Glucoside, Sodium Levulinate, Sodium Anisate, Parfum (Natural, Low Allergen Fragrance), Gluconolactone, Dextrin, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Hydroxide.

 

The mask is a luxury product and costs £42.00 for 75ml of product, which makes it the most expensive face mask I've ever tried causing me to be stingy with my face mask application but fortunately a once weekly (or in my case fortnightly) application is all you need to notice a change.

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