Rose skincare has become a real ‘thing’ recently. Brands such as Pixi have entire skincare lines dedicated to the hero ingredient and I’ve found myself adding more and more rose based products to my skincare rotation over the past year. The scent alone has me hooked but there is a lot more to rose as an ingredient than you may initially realise.
Rose oil extract is extracted from rose petals and is well known for its soothing properties along with it’s ability to rebalance the skin and counteract redness. Rose oil is renowned for its anti-inflammatory benefits and is used in skincare routines to calm and tackle irritated skin.
Rose can also come in the form of rosewater when it comes to skincare ingredients and possesses very similar properties to rose oil. It is also celebrated for its ability to refresh and revitalise the skin whilst also being a natural astringent which helps tone the skin as well as reducing the appearance of pores.
Right, it’s no secret that I love a good cleanser. It’s a bit of an obsession actually and balm cleansers are one of my favourite little luxuries in my routine.
I love the feel of massaging a beautiful balm into my skin and really deep cleansing. Over the last year or two, I have tried a lot of different products (all in the name of research of course…) and I have come across some absolute gems during the course of that time.
Sit back and get comfy, here are my top balm cleansers of the moment!
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?