Sorting my dry skin problems

For the last year I’ve suffered with typical combination skin; oily in some patches and really dry in others.

This makes finding the right skincare a “mare” and has meant lots of trials with lots of different products. Now it’s getting closer to the wedding, I’ve been trying to get my skin in prime condition so that my makeup artist doesn’t have her own “mare” trying to cover my problematic skin.

I decided to try out Katherine Daniels Concentrate for Dry Skin to see if it would sort out my dry patches and help soothe the rest of my skin as well.

I tend to get a really dry hairline and dry patches around my nose so these have been the target zone for treatment.

This product combines nourishment and anti-ageing properties to protect and defend the skin against ageing. It aims to plump and protect to give that ‘new skin’ feeling and as soon as this arrived in the post, I put it straight to the test for 30 days.

Directions of use included using it twice a day and applying 2 pumps of the concentrate to your face and neck.

I love the smell of the concentrate which made it even more appealing when applying to the skin. After a couple of weeks of usage, I definitely saw a marked improvement in my dry skin patches. The only issue I did encounter was that the cream didn’t really suit the rest of my oily skin so I started applying it to the dry areas only. Once I decided to do this I saw better results again which was exactly what I was hoping for.

I love that the Katherine Daniels range offers multi step processes to help you combat any skin issues or worries that you may have. I would definitely look to try out more of their range in future as the results I saw, definitely gave me hope I can fight my skin woes in the future.

Laura x

(This item was sent to me in exchange for an open and honest review, all content and photos are my own as usual)

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My love for Dermalogica

The first time I tried anything by Dermalogica was on a trip to stay with my auntie in New Zealand back in 2015. My skin had been a nightmare anyway but the combination of hormones and flying for 30 hours to get there, left it in a right mess by the time I landed.

My auntie suggested I tried out the clear skin range which is aimed at teenage skin but after a few days of usage, my skin was looking ten times better. That’s when my love affair with Dermalogica began.

As you can see from the photo above, I have several of their products currently in my beauty showcase including: shampoo and conditioner, clear start skin rage, precleanse, cleansing gel, multi active toner, phyto replenish oil, hydrablur primer and age reversal eye complex cream. So just a few you could say.

The thing I love the most about Dermalogica’s ranges are the fact that there is something for everyone ranging from teenagers to the more mature skin. I absolutely love the smell of the every product which may sound strange but they always smell natural and are full of goodness making me want to use them even more.

My favourite product from the range is the precleanse which I have in bottle and wipe form. I think it does great things for the skin and has helped me out when having particularly bad breakouts. I would also thoroughly recommend having a dermalogica facial as they are amazing and tailored to your skincare needs. I plan to get one done before the wedding and get rid of some of the crap that’s clogging up my pores.

I hope you try some of these fab products out if you haven’t already and enjoy this little snapshot into some of my extensive beauty hoarding.

Laura x

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Neutral Skincare: a review

For the last few weeks I’ve been testing out Neutral Sensitive Skin range in order to combat the every day stresses of work, home and wedding planning.

Neutral 0% was born 25 years ago in Scandinavia to create everyday products that respect people’s skin. Their product range includes:

Face Care

Household

Skin Care

Baby Care

& Feminine Hygiene

My first impressions of the packaging were great, I loved that it was simple and had their key selling points on the front of the product themselves. If you have sensitive skin like I do, looking for paraben free or alcohol free products can be time-consuming in stores, so it’s great to see this clearly labelled on a product.

I started testing the products out straight away and tried the face wash, the skin tonic and the intensive repair cream for dry skin. My skin has been a nightmare lately with breakouts on my skin and forehead but a really dry area around my nose. I liked that this moisturiser left my skin extremely hydrated for a long period and made a great primer before applying my foundation.

I also really liked the skin tonic and found it soothing on my skin when having breakouts and a great way to make sure I got all makeup off my skin. I did like the face wash but actually didn’t see any change in my skin after a few weeks of usage. It’s very gentle on my skin but as my skin started looking worse not better, I decided it wasn’t for me after all.

The main benefits of this brand is their commitment to caring for skin hence their baby care range. I definitely like the products I tried but think if it came down to re-purchasing, I would only buy the cream again rather than the other two products. My review is not bible remember so what does/doesn’t work for me, might be ideal for someone else and I would also suggest trying things yourself. The great thing about this range is they are really affordable so if you did give it a go, it wouldn’t break the bank if it wasn’t ideal.

Laura x

*these products were sent to me in exchange for an open and honest review, all thoughts are my own as usual*

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