Farmacy Honey Drop Moisturiser Review

 

Farmacy is a brand I discovered through Instagram last year and since then I have loved every product I have tried from them. From the Green Clean cleansing balm and the Honeymoon serum, I am really looking forward to discovering more of the brand.

Farmacy Honey Drop Moisturiser is a lightweight cream that is quick-absorbing with a blend of Royal Jelly and golden Cupuaçu Butter Beads to leave the skin feeling soft, supple and moisturised without a greasy feel

Experience

Honey Drop is a gel-cream texture that really sinks into the skin with ease. Whilst I’m not a huge fan of the scent, the cream really leaves my skin hydrated with no oily feeling. I’ve been using this twice a day, AM and PM and I have experienced no irritation from it.

This lightweight cream works really well with other serums and doesn’t pile when layered on top of them. The Cupuacu beads melt as you rub the moisturiser into the skin. this moisturiser leaves the skin soft and hydrated. It works well under makeup to leave the skin hydrated through the day. Honey drop also has other beneficial ingredients like amino acids and triple hyaluronic acid complex

Verdict

There is not much to say other than I really like this moisturiser. I love the texture, last year I fell in love with gel-cream textures because of how hydrating they are. This cream is very lightweight, sinks into the skin and leaves it very hydrated and glowing. I have the travel size as I purchased in a set but it’s lasted the whole of March- I have just run out of it. Whilst I love the packaging, I feel as though it will be better housed in a tube or a pump bottle because the texture is fluid and lightweight, not as fluid as a serum or lotion but it’s not as thick as a cream

I love this moisturiser and I honestly feel like I’m putting water on my skin when I use this. if you have oily skin this would be a great moisturiser to use. I have normal to combo oily skin and this works extremely well with it.

I would definitely recommend

Farmacy Honey Drop Moisturiser (Full size) is £42 on LookFantastic. I would recommend you get the Mighties gift set which has 4 travel sizes of their best selling products for the same price. This is the set I got and it allows you to test out these products before deciding to purchase the full price.

The Mighties is £42 on LookFantastic

Beauty Pie Fruitizyme Five Minute Facial Review

It’s officially a year I finished my Beauty Pie challenge and was introduced to a lot of their products, a lot have been hits while some have been ok. Today’s post is a long-overdue review on their very popular Fruitizyme Five Minute Facial. I’ve had this since I started my challenge and been using it intermittently.

This mask is made with AHAs and pomegranate enzymes to leave the skin feeling super smooth and soft. It helps to prevent and reduce clogged pores leaving the skin clean and smooth.

Beauty Pie Plantastic Micro peeling Super Drops Review

Experience

It seems like BP have updated the formula of this mask to now include salicylic acids (BHA). The version I have doesn’t say it has BHA (on the tube) but the current version has BHAs written on it.

I’ve been using this mask very intermittently, not because it’s not effective but because it’s an acid mask which you use once a week or when needed. The mask has a gel texture which is easy to smooth on the skin. It also has some grit, very fine granules that don’t feel harsh on the skin when rinsing off (it’s quite easy to wash off too). The mask offers two types of exfoliation: chemical exfoliation from the acids and physical exfoliation from the grit. The mask doesn’t sting or ‘burn’ and I haven’t experienced any irritation.

I usually use this in prep for an event or when my skin needs a little boost. Before rinsing, I focus scrubbing (with gentle pressure) on my tzone and chin areas – it’s usually where I get clogged pores. My skin is left smooth and soft.

Verdict

This is a gentle acid-based mask in comparison to a few that I have tried. BP doesn’t state the acid content on the product or online but I really wish they would. It’s a nice to use acid mask, which is effective and doesn’t sting the skin plus you get quick results in a short time.

This reminds me of the Pixi Peel n Polish Mask although that is more gritter and a thicker consistency. If you a member of BP then this would be a dupe in terms of price, if you are not a member, Pixi’s mask works out much cheaper.

In short this is a nice mask and I like it but it’s not a Holy Grail game changing product for me, probably because I have used a lot of similar products which I like better. I don’t think it’s worth the £60 for non-members though but at its member price, it’s a good product.

Beauty Pie Fruitizyme Five Minute Facial is £10 for members on BeautyPie

3 months Beauty Empties

This year, I decided to do 3 monthly empties, just to see how many empties I could accumulate over a 3 month time period! I can finally share my empties with you! I’ve divided them into categories to make it easier to navigate! I will be sharing mini-reviews (for full reviews check out my review tab!) and the big hits and misses!

Be warned its a long post!

Cleansers

  1. Nivea MicellAir Micellar water– I found this to be disappointing. I love micellar water and I have made my way through most drugstore ones. This one left my skin dry and tight afterwards. I found I have to use a few large cotton pads for cleansing even when I am only wearing powder foundation! I got this in a buy one get one free offer and I’m more than halfway through my 2nd I won’t repurchase. There are more effective micellar waters available that don’t dry the skin
  2. Superdrug Natural Radiant Hot Cloth Cleanser- this is a cream cleanser that feels butter smooth on the skin. I’m actually surprised at how effective it was. Honestly, I was expecting much lol. It doesn’t dry out the skin or leave a residue.
  3. Clean Creamy Foam Hydrating Cleanser- my fav drugstore cleanser. Check out the full review here
  4. 2x Murad Essential C Cleanser– check my Instagram for a review
  5. L’Oréal Fine Flowers Gel Cream wash– full review here. Another great drugstore face wash
  6. Elemis Super Food Facial wash- I actually really liked this cleanser and I wouldn’t mind the full size. Gentle lather and leaves the skin clean without drying it out
  7. Beauty Pie Plantastic Apricot cleansing butter– I have a full review here
  8. Good Molecules Instant Cleansing Balm

Serums & oils

  1. Good Molecules Discoloration Correcting serum- full review coming soon.
  2. Elizabeth Arden Superstart skin booster- I have another bottle of this and I will do a review soon
  3. Inkey List Hyaluronic acid serum- I LOVE this. Non-tacky, hydrates and leaves the skin plump and hydrated. Can’t wait to repurchase! The review is on my insta
  4. Superdrug Simply Pure Hydrating serum– for a £3 serum this serum packs a BIG punch. I have repurchased so many times and it hasn’t failed me!
  5. The Ordinary MAP– repurchased several times and will keep doing so!
  6. Drunk Elephant B Hydra- just check out my review here
  7. Estee Lauder Advanced night repair– full review here
  8. Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules- I have another travel size of this to finish so I can form my full opinion on it

 

Face creams

  1. Beauty Pie Super Retinol Moisturiser– I have a full review here
  2. Beauty Pie Daily Moisture Lotion– full review here
  3. Clinique Moisture Surge 72 hr hydrator- this is beautiful. Beautiful texture and leaves the skin plump and hydrated
  4. Farmacy Honey Drop– another amazing moisturiser! I have a full review coming soon!
  5. Nivea Q10 plus Vit C sleep cream– full review here
  6. Kiehl’s SPF30- full review here

 

Face masks & sheet masks

  1. 7x sheet masks: Oh K! Brightening Gemstone mini masks– got this in the Debenhams advent calendar, I don’t see the point of these lol. They are mini face masks (why?) and com sin 8 mini pieces, I guess it’s good for targeted application but I prefer a full mask. Soap & Glory Radiance Booting Mask– this has vit c in it and promises to give glowy skin. It works and I really liked it! Forec Natural skin plan sheet masks- 5 pack- Aloe Vera, Cucumber, Blueberry, Honey and Pomegranate- I really liked these, I found them super hydrating and easy to use. I got these as a secret Santa present and I would love to repurchase them.
  2. GlamGlow Thirst Mud– one of my fav GlamGlow masks! This is a leave-on mask but I wash it off after 20 mins, leaves the skin so hydrated, glowing and smoother!
  3. Soap & Glory Puffy Eye Attack eye patches
  4. Skin Sense Face mask- this mask was rubbish, it didn’t do much
  5. Superdrug Optimum Midnight Moisture Mask- this is a leave-on mask but I rinsed it off. It leaves the skin soft and moisturised and doesn’t leave residue on
  6. Peter Thomas Roth 24k Gold Mask– this luxury mask promises to lift and firm the skin. I found it hydrating, easy to wash off and leaves the skin glowing. It doesn’t leave shimmer or a yellow tint on the skin but leaves it more radiant

Toners & face mists

  1. First Aid Beauty Radiance Pads- full review here
  2. Nip Fab Extreme pads
  3. Murad Rapid Resurfacing peel- I have another pad and will review once I used it as well. I have a good feeling though
  4. Garnier Rose Soothing Glow Mist- hmm, I do like the rose collection from Garnier because it’s a dupe of Pixi’s but this mist was subpar. It doesn’t spray in a fine mist which didn’t make it pleasant to use and it was ok.
  5. Kose Clear turn lotion in cotton pads
  6. Garnier Rose Soothing Toner- exact dupe of Pixi Rose Tonic. I really like this toner for hydrating and AM use.

Shampoos & cleansers

  1. KeraCare Care Honey Shea Co-wash- this smells amazing! I love co-washes and this one has quickly become a favourite. It has a lot of slip which makes detangling easier and also gently cleanses the hair. it also leaves my hair really soft

Hair conditioners

  1. Garnier Ultimate Blends Maple Healer Intense Repairer balm- I love this! and it smells great!
  2. 2x Cantu Cleanser & Care hair and scalp masque– full review here
  3. Vitale Hair Mayo
  4. Organix Coconut Curls Conditioner– full review here
  5. Philp Kingsley- I will do a full review when I finish my 2nd tube of this.
  6. Schwarzkopf conditioner

 

Hair styling & oils

  1. Got2b blast freezing spray- I mean you know what we use this for
  2. As I am Scalp serum- this promises to strengthen the hair but I honestly didn’t use it consistently enough to notice results. it smells great and hydrated the hair is all I can say
  3. Gorilla Snort Gel

Bodycare

  1. Clinique deep comfort body wash- this was a gift with purchase. I really liked this. Leaves the skin clean and comfortable with drying it out. it lathers and feels so creamy and velvety on the skin
  2. 3x Mitchum deodorant
  3. Soap & Glory hand food
  4. 2x Soap & Glory Righteous butter
  5. Sol de Janeiro Lip butter
  6. Nivea stick roll on
  7. Nivea Cherry Blossom body wash- this has an amazing scent and I lingers for a while. Leaves the skin clean and smooth without feeling tight

Makeup

  1. GlamGlow Glowsetter setting spray– full review here
  2. The Ordinary High Adherence primer- full review here
  3. Makeup forever radiant primer

Perfume

  1. Rihanna Rouge
  2. Lancôme La Vie Est Belle
  3. Beauty Pie Love perfume- I loved this so much I got the full size
  4. Beauty Pie Petals, Heliotrope & ambrette perfume

Others

  1. 3x Primark makeup remover cloths
  2. Wet Ones hand wipes
  3. Boots Refreshing hand wipes
  4. Superdrug artificial nail remover
  5. 2x cotton pad packs
  6. 1x cotton buds pack
  7. Feather & Down pillow spray- this smells great and so relaxing! It actually works! It helps me relax and helps me fall asleep! I was gifted this ages ago but I will definitely buy this soon

Total 79

Some products were gifted, some links are affiliate links

This was an exciting project for me and I can see a reduction in my collection! Join me for the next round of empties from April to June!

Catch you later

Olay Foaming Cleansing Jelly Review

I saw this in Boots and immediately picked it up. I have a different Olay cleanser I use for travelling which I really love so I wanted to give this one a go as well.

Olay Foaming Cleansing Jelly Review

Olay Foaming Cleansing Jelly is for normal skin (there were a few for different skin types) and has Vitamin E & B3, and pro-vitamin B5. This promises to remove makeup and impurities and refreshes the skin without over-drying it.

Experience

I’ve been using the cleanser from the end of January twice a day, as my AM cleanser and my second cleanser in the PM. I haven’t experienced any irritation.

As the name suggests, the Foaming Cleansing Jelly produces a gentle lather, the texture is similar to most face washes on the market. This face wash leaves my skin feeling clean and refreshed but doesn’t leave it dry or tight. It has a scent, it just reminds me of cleaning products but it’s not unpleasant and doesn’t linger.  It doesn’t also leave a residue on the skin

Verdict

There isn’t much to say other than this is a good cleanser at a very good price from Olay. It removes dirt, excess makeup and breaks through oils left from my cleansing balms. It’s a great easy to use cleanser. The one I have is for normal skin, I have normal to combination oily skin and it works great with it. I do really like this cleanser and would recommend it.

This is £3.99 at Superdrug

The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid Review

I’m slowing making my way through my small collection of The Inkey List products. I have now reviews on the Zinc Moisturiser and Vitamin C serum (here). Today I will be reviewing the Hyaluronic Acid Serum which I was using for about 2 months and have run out.

The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid has 2% pure hyaluronic acid at different weights which means it can hydrate and penetrate different levels of the skin. Hyaluronic acid is known for its hydration properties and the ability to hold attract and hold moisture.

Experience

I added this serum mostly to my evening routine, using it after toner then spritzing with water. The serum is very lightweight and watery and sinks into the skin quickly. It doesn’t have any particular scent and I experienced no irritation.

The HA serum layers really well with other serums and I didn’t experience any pilling. I loved using in in the evenings with other water-based products like gel creams but I also tried it a few times in the morning. I really like this serum. It’s not sticky or tacky when it dries down. It leaves my skin plump and hydrated.

Verdict

This is a really easy product to add to any routine. I recommend HA for all skin types in all seasons. It helps to hydrate and plump the skin adding to its overall health. This one is very watery and lightweight and doesn’t leave the skin sticky when dry.

I will recommend and will purchase soon.

The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid is £5.99 at Boots

Drunk Elephant C-Firma and B-Hydra serum Review

Drunk Elephant, unless you have been living under a rock in the skincare community, you have probably heard of the brand and might have tried something from them. When I first heard of the brand, I was excited but it was only in the US then they finally came to the UK and it was super expensive. Then they revised the prices and whilst my interest was still there, I started seeing and hearing a lot of people talk about their customer service and how they treat customers especially if you have a compliant or issue with any of their products. With luxury priced items and crappy customer service I was put right off, I was still looking at stuff but I knew I wasn’t going to buy anything.

One of the main items I was interested in is the C- Firma Vitamin C serum. It’s one of their best sellers and I love using Vitamin C and always searching for better formulas to try. Las Christmas I thought I would add the Rise & Glow Gift set to my wish list and completely forgot about then when I actually got it I thought I would test it out.

Rise & Glow contains deluxe sizes of the C-Firma Vitamin C serum and the B-Hydra Intensive hydration serum, both at 8ml only and for £19! C-Firma is 15% L Ascorbic acid and also contains pumpkin ferment extract and Ferulic acids and promises to brighten, firm and even complexion. B hydra has pineapple ceramides and pro vitamin B to hydrate and improve skin texture. The whole ethos of DE is staying clear of the ‘Suspicious 6’ (essential oils, drying alcohols, silicones, chemical screens, fragrance/dyes and SLS). They recommend a pump of each serum mixed and applied in the AM

Experience

So I have been using this for about 16 days now with 2 day break. I have finished the B hydra serum literally this morning. I was mixing 3 to 4 pumps of B hydra and 1 to 2 pumps of C-Firma daily as morning serum on clean skin with no toner. I’m not a fan of the scent, I know its fragrance free ( I have used a of fragrance free products and didn’t mind the scent). I did experience some texture at the start of using them (not sure if it was the serums or that time of the month) but the texture cleared and I hadn’t experienced anything else.

After using the combo for a week, I began to realise my skin was super dry and tight during the day. I have normal to combo skin and I don’t usually experience this unless have used something mattifying in the morning (I usually don’t). At the time, I was also testing out a new SPF and switched to a new moisturiser but I had used the moisturiser before (Beauty Pie Daily Moisture lotion) and it’s not mattifying. The SPF I was using had a power finish and was slightly mattifying but I thought as I have used the B hydra serum my skin shouldn’t feel this dry and this tight. In order to try and find the cause of drying, I did some revisions.

I kept using the DE combo and SPF and switched cleansers but there was no change. I then went back to the old cleanser and switched serums (used Superdrug Hydrating serum £3!) kept the same SPF and spent all day in Storm Dennis AND my skin wasn’t as dry or tight was when I was using the DE. The next day, I tried a different serum (Intense concentrate with Inkey List Vitamin C), same SPF ( this actually pilled) and same cleanser spent half the day in Storm Dennis and my skin wasn’t as dry and tight. Then I tried a more hydrating SPF (Nivea SPF 50 moisture lock), same cleanser and the DE combo and whilst my skin wasn’t as dry & tight as the previous week my skin was still feeling dry. The Nivea SPF isn’t new to me and I was using it previously it kept my skin moisturised during the day.

I then decided to try their recommendation of using a 1:1 ratio (1 pump each). This wasn’t enough product for my face and I did feel as though I wasn’t using enough. I would use 1:1 ratio for my face and another for my neck. I kept the same ‘matte’ SPF, cleanser and moisturiser. I also tried a 2:1 ratio (2 pumps of B Hydra and 1 C-Firma) these ratios gave me the ‘best results’. My skin felt normal for longer and was only feeling dry and tighter towards the day of the day. This is what 2 pumps of B Hydra & 1 C Firma look like.

Overall thoughts

From my revisions it is clear that when I used too much of the serums (more than 2 pumps of each) it left my skin feeling dry and tight. I don’t understand how too much of a hydrating serum can do this or perhaps it was the vitamin c serum? It also dispenses the tiniest amount of product I’m not sure if it’s because I had the sample size of if the full size also dispenses that much product. I didn’t like the scent of the cocktail but I didn’t experience any piling. I am impressed on how long the 8ml serums have lasted

I have been using the same power foundation, hydrating primer combo and setting spray, the only new serum was the DE combo. My skin doesn’t look any brighter or more even than it already has. My verdict is I don’t think I experienced any benefits from this. I expected so much more from these serums but it fell short.

Are you a DE fan what do you think of their customer service and products?

Nivea Q10 plus Vitamin C Skin Sleep Cream Review

Nivea’s ionic Q10 range got an upgrade last year! The new Q10 plus C range has the same benefits of Q10 now with added pure Vitamin C. Q10 is a naturally occurring coenzyme in the skin that aids in regeneration and repair. It is an antioxidant that combats oxidative stress which results in healthier looking skin. Adding pure Vitamin C then, another powerhouse antioxidant known for skin brightening and antioxidant properties means a match made in heaven.

I first came across the range at a PR event and instantly I was interested. I was gifted a few products from the range and including the Q10 plus C Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Skin Sleep Cream. The cream targets tired skin and fine lines. It promises a fresher complexion that is radiant and smooth.

Experience

I have been using this as a night cream for the last few months, I’m just about to finish the tube ( I have a backup). I use it every night and I’m sure it’s been a good 2 or 3 months now.

This is a lightweight cream that feels moisturising on the skin with no oily residue or feeling. It doesn’t have any particular strong scent, its pleasant and smoothes easily over the skin. It layers well over serums and under oil, I have experienced no pilling or irritation.

Does it work? YES. My skin has been more radiant and healthier looking. It also looks more even-toned. I still have pigmented spots but the overall appearance of my complexion is much healthier. As for targeting wrinkles, I don’t have any so I can’t comment on that. For tired-looking skin, I would say my skin looks fresher. Ignore my dark circles and bags, this is my skin after my AM routine after using the sleep cream at night. I have no makeup on!

Verdict

I am really really surprised by this little drugstore sleep cream. It is well formulated and well packaged to protect the Vitamin in C as vitamin c is quite unstable. I can see where the vitamin c has oxidised as it has been exposed to air (in the cap and its orange).  The sleep cream comes in a metal tube with a narrow nozzle. I’ve also been using this on my hands (excess after my PM routine and my hands have been looking fresh, PS use any excess products on your hands, chest etc)

Will I recommend? YES if you want an easy and inexpensive way to introduce Q10 and Vitamin C in your routine I would definitely recommend. I always suggest antioxidants in your routine, the more the better and especially in the morning as they will work with your SPF to protect from pollution and environmental aggressors.  I have combined the sleep cream with oils, acids and I have had no issues with it.

My only wish is that they state the percentage of Vitamin C in the cream however looking at the ingredient list, Ascorbic acid is the 5th ingredient and the list isn’t too long. This means it is in there at a good conc to be effective and I can definitely tell!

Nivea Q10 plus Vitamin C Skin Sleep Cream is £12.99 at Boots

Good Molecules Instant Cleansing Balm Review

It’s been about 2 years since I fell in love with double cleansing and using balms as a first cleanse. I’ve been through quite a few (my top 7 will come soon) and the more I discover the deeper I fall

Good Molecules is still a fairly new brand to me, available in the UK via Beautylish, the brand have effective products at budget-friendly prices. I have tried a few of their items and I am yet to find something I strongly dislike. So with my love of cleansing balms and a good bargain in mind, I purchased the Instant Cleansing Balm when it first came out.

Good Molecules Instant Cleansing Balm is formulated with sea buckthorn & camellia oils as well as shea butter. It promises to instantly melt makeup and impurity and rinse away clean.

Experience

I’ve been using this for a few weeks now, every night as a first cleanse to remove makeup and the day’s grime. I always pair this with my trusty Primark makeup removing cloth. I have just over half of the balm, I think it will finish by the end of the month.

The balm is more of a solidified oil and instantly melts into an oil when massaged in my hands. I massage this over my skin and instantly begins to break down makeup. I use a fair amount and massage this all over my face giving myself a mini facial massage.  I emulsify with warm water, sometimes but most times I remove with the damp makeup remover cloth.  The scent of the balm reminds me of frankincense even though there is no mention of it in the ingredients. I personally don’t like the scent, it’s not unpleasant I just don’t like frankincense.

The balm does a good job removing makeup and very well at removing eye makeup and mascara. It doesn’t feel heavy on the skin, the oil is extremely lightweight and there is no oily residue left. It also rinses away easily and clean. I have experienced any irritation or clogged pores with the balm

Verdict: an excellent cleansing balm which is effective at removing makeup and budget-friendly. I personally don’t like the scent of this because it reminds me of frankincense which I also don’t like and for this reason alone I won’t repurchase. I will recommend it though because for the price its really good and if scent (something similar to frankincense) don’t bother you then definitely worth trying.

The scent is not unpleasant this is just a personal preference, it doesn’t linger but obviously, with massaging the balm all over your face you can’t really escape it lol. It comes with a spatula

It’s a very good balm and it’s effective at removing every bit of makeup. I have also used it for triple cleansing (twice with the balm and once with a face wash) and I did not experience any issues with that.

Good Molecules Instant Cleansing Balm is $15 on Beautylish

 

Luxe Beauty Beckenham Review

This year, I promised myself I would do more  professional treatments. For my first clinic visit of 2020, I went to Luxe Beauty based in Beckenham for a facial. I found the salon on Treatwell (I have downloaded the app) and with a £10 discount code I chose the Dermalogica facial (45 mins) and paid £25( usually £35)

Luxe Beauty is based in Beckenham and offers a range of beauty services like facials, spray tanning and nails. I have never heard of the place so I did some research first before booking. The reviews on Treatwell were very good but I also checked google reviews, everything checked out so I booked my facial.

The salon is based on the high street but parking was free on a nearby road. It looks small and unassuming from the outside but inside it was super clean and modern. I arrived a little bit before my appointment but I was welcomed by the reception and asked to sit. My therapist Leanne soon came and took me to the treatment room. The treatment room was a bit small but it was super clean and smelled great. I took a quick snap of the products she had lined up for me.

 

I’ve been trying to find a description of the Dermalogica facial I did but I can’t find any. My treatment included double cleansing, exfoliation (I think she did this about 2 or 3 times from what I could feel on my facial) face mask, facial massage, steam, extraction, toning and moisturiser. She also did a shoulder massage. The whole facial lasted about 50 mins

Did I like it? YES, I love Dermalogica as a brand so even though this treatment is new to me, I had faith in it because their products are good quality. I would describe the facial as a deep cleansing/exfoliation facial. My skin was left so smooth and soft to touch. I have never had steam as part of a facial but it was nice, I could only feel it on one side of my face though lol. The pressure of her facial massage and shoulder massage was just right and it reminded me I need to book a body massage because my last one was in October lol

Would I recommend Luxe Beauty? YES, everyone I came in contact with, was friendly and professional. My therapist asked me a few questions regarding my skin before getting started. I would have loved for her to tell me what she was doing because there was no description of the facial online or on the app but I also didn’t ask. Tbh I dislike people talking to me during a facial because I like my peace and quiet so I didn’t mind. The salon is small but it’s very clean and modern inside.

Any cons? The only issue I had was the soothing music was a bit too loud. It wasn’t extremely loud but people that know me know I don’t like high volumes especially if I am in the same room as the music, but this wasn’t a bit deal.  At the end the moisturiser she used did not have SPF (I made sure to ask) BUT this isn’t the only place that has done this. I’ve been t at least 3 different places over the last year where they simply don’t use SPF after the facial and I wonder why (there’s only 1 place that used an SPF 35 moisturiser and that was Skin Laundry). I carry my own now to use after a facial so I don’t really treat this as a con

Verdict

The facial was worth the money and the salon was great. I will recommend and book again. Most of the Dermalogica products she used I recognise with the exception of the professional grade products. This is more of a deep cleansing/ exfoliation facial and I will definitely recommend for oily/blemish prone skin.

First facial for 2020 done with more to come. I realised I haven’t reviewed my go to place The Boutique Spa so I will make sure to do a full review after my next visit.

Post facial– its 2 days since the facial and my skin looks and feels so smooth. I have two spots forming which always happens to me after a facial so I am not surprised. I really wish I took pics, I have pics but they are not suitable lool.

I also recommend Treatwell. I was scared to download the app last year but after speaking to a few people I decide to go with it. So far I have booked two treatments and I have had no issues with the actual app in terms of pre paying and turning up to the places. They also give you a £5 off code when your review a place (temptation lol).

 

Find LuxeBeauty on Treatwell

What’s your fav place to go for a facial? Let me know

 

 

January Beauty Favorites

This year I’m doing monthly favourites, each month I will talk about the products I am loving and whether they are worth adding to your collection.  I have also decided to do 6 month empties (so excited to try this!!) instead of monthly empties.

 

These are the products that have been heavy in rotation and made a difference to my skin:


Nivea Vitamin C plus Q10 Sleep Cream– lovely lightweight cream that leaves the skin moisturised and brighter. Pairs well with all serums /oils. This has left my skin looking fresher and healthier. I will bring a full review soon.

Votary London Super Seed Facial Oil- I’m not the biggest fan of facial oils (there’s only one oil I can remember liking) and I almost gifted this but I’m glad I didn’t! Incredibly lightweight for an oil and leaves the skin hydrated and glowing.

BeautyPie Plantastic Cleansing balm– removes ALL makeup, SPF and grime. ALL OF IT. I have a full review here

The Ordinary 30% AHA BHA mask – mild chemical peel that leaves the skin ultra-smooth. I usually follow with a soothing hydrating sheet mask

Good Molecules Discoloration serum– the texture of this is lovely and whilst I haven’t seen a massive improvement I really like how it feels and it leaves my skin feeling smoother.

L’Oréal Fine Flowers face wash– no-fuss face wash that gently cleanses but doesn’t strip the skin.

Farmacy Honeymoon Glow– this has made the biggest difference to my skin! 14% acid serum. It leaves the skin smoother! More radiant and healthier looking. I have a backup already

Makeup
MAC cosmetics studio fix powder foundation– I never knew about powder foundations till I wanted something quick & easy for work. This does the job. Easy to apply and blend. Doesn’t need extra setting. Doesn’t look cakey and stays put

That’s all for this month. I have a few new products this year so I am looking forward to bringing you my monthly favourites every month.

Stay tuned for more

 

Catch you later