Lately I’ve been trying really hard to understand more in relation to the ingredients I’m using on my skin and the science behind skincare. I’m by no means an expert, but I have picked up some knowledge along the way and I thought it might be nice to have a series that focuses on key skincare ingredients that helps explain the benefits and advantages of incorporating a particular ingredient into your routine.
To kick things off, the first ingredient that I want to focus on is rosehip oil which has a tonne of skincare benefits and is actually not that expensive to pick up!
A little while back, I was fortunate enough to be given the chance to try out a new Australian Skincare brand, RosehipPlus and after trialling the brand, I thought it would be a really good fit for this series.
So firstly, what are the benefits of rosehip oil in terms of skincare?
Vitamin C is one of those hero ingredients that should be incorporated into every skincare routine if you ask my humble opinion. It helps boost the skin’s collagen and brighten dark spots whilst fighting free radicals and pollutants to name a few the benefits.
My skin reacts really well to vitamin C products so I was super excited when the opportunity arose via online K Beauty retailer Koja Beauty, to try, By Wishtrend’s Pure Vitamin C 21.5% Advanced Serum* I jumped at the chance!
By Wishtrend is a cruelty free Korean skincare brand that has created a line of products purely in response to their customer needs and I was really keen to explore the brand. I mean, it’s no secret that I love K Beauty brands!
So what did I think of the serum?
Organic beauty and wellbeing brand, Inner Senses recently added some new facial oils to their line including this Reset Facial Elixir* which is targeted at stressed, unbalanced and lacklustre skin.
I had not tried anything from the brand before and after a little research I was pleasantly surprised to find how established the brand is with over 20 years experience.
I have tested this product for a few months in my routine and i’m ready to share my thoughts!
It’s no surprise to most of you when I say that I love Emma Hardie skincare. I dove head first into the brand last year and haven’t found a single product that I haven’t fallen head over heels with so far!
The brand’s ethos focuses on delivering firmer, plumper skin without using invasive or harsh ingredients. Every product I have used has been a real luxury experience. The fragrances and textures are beautiful and each product has genuinely made noticeable improvements to my skin!
So what are my favourite products from the brand?
Can you believe that it’s Christmas already?! It only seems like a few months ago that we were starting this year!!
I love doing some Christmas shopping and finding the perfect gifts for my friends and family! So I thought I would share some of my top picks with you all in case you are still looking for inspiration…
We all know that I love a face mask. I can’t seem to stop picking them up when i’m out and about. But when I come across one as good as this mask, I can’t wait to share it with you all!
Over the past six months or so, I have been discovering the delight that is Emma Hardie Skincare. I have tried and loved the Moringa Renewal Treatment Mask which I reviewed here along with the brand’s latest eye cream, the Midas Touch Revitalising Eye Serum which I also reviewed here. Both products received a huge thumbs up from me and are now firm favourites in my permanent skincare routine so when I had the chance to review the newest launch from the brand, the Purifying Pink Clay Detox Mask*, I jumped at the chance!
If, like me, your skin has been a bit congested and needs a general detox, then you need to check this mask out.
There has been a lot of hype about this particular product over the last few years. It has been endorsed by celebrities and influencers high and low for it’s multi purpose uses and amazing results. I had been meaning to try it for some time but had just never got around to it. But if a product is good enough for Kate Hudson, Rhianna and Lauren Conrad, it’s good enough for me!
Egyptian Magic is an all-natural, multi use product that really can be used pretty much anywhere on the body. Perfect to bring on holiday to save space in the suitcase or to keep on your bedside table to add to your night routine!
The formulation of the balm is based on one which was created thousands of years ago in the lands of the Pharaohs! Packed with just six natural ingredients including olive oil, beeswax, royal jelly, bee pollen, honey and bee propolis, the cream is free from additives, preservatives, parabens, fragrances and chemicals. The product has never been tested on animals either – bonus points!
The cream is an emollient style balm in the pot that melts down to an easy to spread oil when warmed up between the fingers.
So how have I been using this magical little pot?
As I mentioned previously, I have been making a conscious effort to try and get a decent sleep at night. Things are hectic at the moment and it doesn’t take long before I can start to feel run down and end up feeling unwell. I have discovered some great products recently to help me wind down and get a good night’s sleep.
So what are my tips?
Skincare heavyweight, Emma Hardie has recently launched a new eye serum to the Midas Touch family, dubbed a “lightweight yet powerful anti-ageing formula”.
The eyes are the first place on the face that start to show signs of ageing. With that in mind, I try to pay a bit of extra attention to the area as prevention is definitely better than cure.
Over the past year or two, I’ve gotten much better at remembering to apply eye cream at night and I was excited to add this new product to my collection!
If you seen my post a little while ago featuring my dry skin hero products, you will have seen a rave review about the Antipodes Aura Honey Mask. If you didn’t see it, why not? Jokes. But it can be viewed here.
Since trying the amazing Aura mask, I have fallen in love with the brand and their products as a whole. Everything is nutrient rich, natural and organic so you are using the best ingredients when using this brand. You can’t not like this brand. Their ethos is very eco friendly, their packaging is fully recyclable and biodegradable. They believe in sustainable cultivation of local ingredients from New Zealand. They’re just all round, good, environmentally friendly, eggs!
In the interests of beauty blogging, I have tried out a number of products from the brand over the past few months and I’m ready to give you all the low down. Spolier alert, I love it all.