Review Round up: Skincare

I thought I would start something new on the blog, I use a lot of products and before I do a review, I like to get at least halfway through it. This allows me to get as much experience as possible with the product to form a full opinion on it but sometimes this takes a while. And I forget lol.

So today’s post is a roundup of reviews for products I have used in earlier this year or they are single-use products I have finished. Some are also products I have repurchased many times but just forgot t review.  Let’s get started

Murad Rapid Resurfacing Peel 10% Glycolic acid– this is resurfacing and retexturing peel pad I got in a Murad gift set this year. It came with two pads. I really like this, it’s quick and easy and with 10% AHA it’s at a concentration that works. This doesn’t sting my skin because I’m quite used to high acids. It leaves my skin looking smoother and glowing.

Oh K! 3 Step Mask– I got this in the Debenhams advent calendar last year. It has a Detoxifying cleanser (step 1), Anti-Pollution Marine Algae Mask (step 2) and a soothing serum (step 3).  I liked everything in the set. The cleanser although detoxifying didn’t strip my skin. It foams up and feels gentle on the skin. There is only enough for 1 application. The sheet mask is lovely and large enough to fit my face and quite hydrating. It didn’t leave a film when dried. The soothing serum is a light serum that layered well over the mask. It didn’t peel. I liked the serum a lot. It locked in the hydration from the mask and felt soothing on. I would buy this for sure

Naturally Radiant 5% Glycolic Acid– I have used so many bottles of this, I’m surprised I haven’t done a review on it. It has 5% AHA plus fruit extracts. It’s a really good chemical exfoliator that is affordable and easy to find in Superdrug. I really like this and recommend as s starter acid toner as it’s quite gentle on the skin.

Barry M Serum Mist in calming rose– this was a pleasant surprise. I used this as a skincare mist in the morning and night after cleansing. It has a mist fine and a subtle rose scent. It has hyaluronic acid, vitamin B5 and acacia collagen and I find this hydrating and softening. I wasn’t expecting much from this or even expecting to like this lol. I was gifted 3 of these in two other scents: coconuts and cucumber. I’ve given one away but I can’t wait to use the other one I have

I have two lip balms I quickly want to touch on: Balmkind Alpine Rose & lysine lip balm– this has a slight hint of colour and its very lightweight on the lips. It has a subtle scent. I like this because it’s so lightweight and I feel like it sinks into the lips quickly. It leaves a shine on the lips too. The only issue I have is that because the texture is very fluid, it’s easy for it to overspill when you press to dispense it. Clarins Lip Comfort oil in Honey– I also got this in the Debenhams calendar. This product got me so excited about lip oils I started looking for more lol. As I carried on using it, I started to like it less. The texture of this is so luxurious, it’s thick and smells amazing and glides easily on the lips. It gives the lips an amazing shine… but that’s just about it. I found that because it’s quite thick it stays on the lips for longer which I don’t mind but I kept noticing that when this fully dries my lips would still feel dry. I used it a lot during the day and every time it dried down my lips would be dry. I used it more as a skincare lip balm but I think it’s more of a lipgloss and I would certainly use it like that. Even though I really like the texture I won’t buy the full size.

Dr Scholl Dry Skin Foot mask– I’ve never had an issue with dry feet until this year. All of a sudden, my heels feel dry and tight and I have to keep moisturising them constantly. This foot mask was quite nice and softened my heels. It’s the usual ‘wet sock’ feeling with this. The hydrating didn’t last though and two days later my feet were dry again.

Murad Nutrient Gel- I was really looking forward to using this. I love Murad and gel texture creams but unfortunately, this fell short. Lovely gel texture but I remember not been impressed by it. There was some hydration but that’s it. It layers well with other stuff and doesn’t pill.


That’s all folks! I didn’t feel as though I could do full reviews on these products hence a quick summary in one post.

I hope you found this helpful. I will be doing this more often!

Catch you later

Some products gifted.

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Hello there and welcome to my blog! My name is Sarah Fynn and I am the creator of this blog. So a bit about me, I LOVE travelling, all things hair and beaut. I love LOVE science! This blog came about as I began to transition to natural hair way back in 2011(Well it isn’t that long ago really lol). This blog will focus on 4 main areas Natural Hair. This area will have a diverse range of topics e.g. product reviews and recommendations, tips, advice and virgin hair review (my go to protective style) Lifestyle. This area is mainly poetry, inspiration and anything that doesn’t quite fit the other 3 areas Events. This is self-explanatory really. I will be covering events for my blog about natural hair, beauty and fashion or the odd event I find interesting Travel. Of course I will be bringing you posts on my adventures around the world! One of my goals is go to every single country! My travel posts may not be as regular as I would like (money problems lol) so in the meantime I will be talking about how to budget/plan and organise a trip! With any area, my aim is to INSPIRE you to either travel or go to an event even if it’s you alone, or to let you know your natural hair journey CAN BE SIMPLE! (Eek! I will try my bestest with that part)! Here you will find simple and straight forward information without the technical jargon or wooh-tah (seriously don’t you just hate that?) So don’t be a stranger and SUBSCRIBE its free. I make sure I post regularly unless I have had a very stressful week/month. Leave any comments or drop me an email to say hi, I would love to hear from you. If you’re a company/blogger and you’re interested in working with me, believe I want to too! Drop me an email if I don’t get to you first lol (I hope that doesn’t sound creepy) Email- Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day. Love Sarah.

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