Skincare

Skincare Sunday – Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment

Hello lovelies!

I had used a few deluxe samples up of this wondrous treatment throughout the course of last year. Like most Sunday Riley products, this comes with hefty price tag (£85) which really put me off picking up a full sized bottle when I ran out completely.

Fortunately, in my wonderful (but ridiculously generous) Christmas gifts, I was very lucky to find a bottle of the Good Genes Treatment under the tree on Christmas morning.

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Skincare Sunday: Sarah Chapman Skinesis Intense Hydrating Booster

Hello lovelies!!

It’s been a long week since I got my last post up. I’ve found it so difficult since I started the blog to maintain any kind of consistency. My job and personal commitments can be pretty demanding, but I would really love to work on getting posts out more consistently and often. Hats off to any of you wonderful bloggers out there who can maintain the balance! I’m in awe of you!

This week’s Skincare Sunday is all about hydration as I share my views with you on Sarah Chapman Skinesis Intense Hydration Booster.

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I had some SpaceNK points that were about to expire since Christmas and I got an email offering £15 off orders of £60 or more so I quickly hurried over to the site and placed this and a Talika sheet mask in my basket, coming to a grand total of £16 with the discounts, bargain eh?

I had recently used up my favourite Clarins Hydraquench serum and wanted to try something different but with similar properties which was what led me to this product.

The intense hydrating booster claims to be a multi tasking serum that can be used both morning and night, designed for stressed, dry and unbalanced skin. The blurb states it will inject non greasy hydration, helping your daily moisturiser to work more efficiently whilst also activating the skin’s natural defences.

The first thing that struck me about this product was the packaging. It looks and feels very luxurious with a heavy weighted bottle and screw top pump/pipette. A word of warning though, once the lid is off, it’s easy to knock the entire thing over and spill it everywhere, or maybe that’s just me?

The serum has a clear, thick yet lightweight, oil texture. I apply this in the morning after cleansing and toning and before my daily moisturiser. It sinks into the skin like an absolute dream! Two-three drops (borderline too much in my opinion) covers my entire face. When I’m applying it, I almost feel like i’m putting too much on, but my skin drinks it up so easily that after 1 minute, there’s not a trace of residue on the skin’s surface and my skin feels silky smooth.

My skin feels and looks more plumped after applying this serum. And my make up applies beautifully afterwards. The thing that I’m most impressed with is how weightless this product feels on my skin. However, the main drawback of this product is the obviously hefty price tag. At £58, it is pretty extortionate, but I think it will last a long time as a little goes such a long way, provided you don’t knock it over when you have the lid off…

I’m pretty sure this has quickly become my favourite hydrating serum over my trusty Clarins one. I almost wish I hadn’t been sucked in, given the price tag, but I’m a huge convert.

What are your favourite hydrating serums?

Until next time!

Lynsey xox

 

Skincare Sunday: Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Review

Hello lovelies!

It’s Sunday which means another instalment of my Skincare Sunday, this week I thought I’d share my thoughts on the much hyped Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask.

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I picked this up in a holiday mask gift set at Sephora when we were in Florida and it was my first dip into the PTR brand.

First and foremost, there aren’t many products that make me go “wow” right from the outset, but this mask was a rare exception. The first time I used it, my skin looked like I had just been to the spa for a facial, even my usually oblivious boyfriend commented on my healthy glow.

This mask is a triple action treatment, which promises to exfoliate, smooth and polish the skin. The ingredient list is, as expected, impressive, using pumpkin enzyme (to exfoliate the dead skin cells), alpha hydroxy acids (to enhance radiance) and aluminium oxide crystals (the same ones used for microdermabrasion) to name a few. I’m not claiming to fully understand the technicalities of all the ingredients, but I do understand one thing, THEY WORK.

The mask has quite a thick consistency with a grainy texture and an odd spicy scent that personally is not for me (think pumpkin spiced pie), but the results outweigh the scent for me.

The instructions say to gently massage a thin layer onto the face in a circular motion with wet fingertips to start the exfoliation process. You can leave the mask on for 3-7 minutes, depending on skin sensitivity. I personally go for the full 7 minutes.

When the mask is first applied, you will most definitely experience a tingling, stinging sensation (but that soon subsides). The mask also creates a warming sensation on the skin which combined with the stinging may cause some to panic. Unless you have very sensitive skin, I would recommend to bare with it, it will subside and it means that the mask’s ingredients are getting to work.

Another thing which may cause panic is the fact that your skin may appear red once the mask has been removed, however, this too does die down after 30 minutes or so. Once skin has returned to normal, I find that I have an incredible radiant glow. My skin looks fresh and clean and make up applies beautifully after using it. In short, I LOVE this product and would definitely recommend.

Have you all tried any other products from PTR? What would you recommend?

Thanks for reading 🙂

Lynsey xox