Next is the most important part- sunscreen! I work from home however I sit close to a window so I make sure to apply (and reapply) sunscreen daily. I switch between the Nivea Luminous 630 Anti Dark Spot SPF50 OR Supergoop SPF50. The Nivea SPF has a matte finish, at the moment my skin needs more moisture hence why I reach for the Supergoop sunscreen which I absolutely adore.
That’s it! After this I just go about my day until it’s time to take it all off (current evening routine coming soon)
My quick and easy routine feature the brand new Nivea Luminous 630 Anti Spot collection. My full review on the collection will be after 4 weeks when I have had enough time to test it
I hope all is well. Today’s post will be on the new Nivea Luminous 630 Anti Dark Spot Collection that promises a lot! Read all about it and details on my new challenge
The new Nivea Luminous 630 Anti Dark Spot Collection features Nivea’s patented luminous 630 complex that promises visible results in 4 weeks. The complex works by lightening old dark spots and prevents new dark spots from forming. It also promises
-Visible results in dark spots in 4 weeks
-50% reduction in dark spots in 8 weeks
The collection features 5 main products:
-an SPF50 day moisturiser
-Eye treatment cream
About my skin
I am very excited to test these products out. I will be testing everything except the hand cream for now.
I have normal to combination oily skin which is prone to hyperpigmentation. I get breakouts occasionally and no matter what I do, it leaves a dark spot which sometimes take months to treat. I mainly get spots on my cheeks, so this is where my pigmentation issues are concentrated.
In my next post, I will share my full routine using the products, it’s been a week so far and I have had no issues
For more information on the whole routine, check out Nivea’s website
If you’ve been using sunscreens for a while, I’m pretty confident you would have heard of the La Roche Posay Shaka fluid and probably even tried it. La Roche Posay Anthelios SPF50+ Shaka fluid is one of the best mid-range SPFs in the market. Its broad-spectrum, high PA rating and has antioxidant protection.
This would be my 2nd tube of the Shaka Fluid SPF. The texture is very fluid and it feels light on the skin. It has a sunscreen scent but no more than the others I have tried. Shaka fluid has a semi matte finish and it’s non-perfumed.
For me, I’m not the biggest fan of this SPF. Its 100% invisible on dark skin but I find it takes a while to fully dry on my skin. Because of the finish, I prefer to use this in the spring/summer when my skin is oiler. Also because of the ball inside it, it makes it slightly harder to get the last bits of the sunscreen out. Sometimes it pills
Watch my demo of this product in my insta reels below:
I would still recommend the sunscreen. If you prefer a semi matte finish this is a good one. It also has high PA rating and a high SPF. It doesn’t feel greasy on the skin. It’s mid-range priced at £18 but it does go on sale often on LookFantastic. Shaka fluid also has a tinted version so you may prefer that (the tinted version may not invisible on dark skin). The Anthelios range in general have some good sunscreen products
Hello everyone, it’s been a while but I have a new sunscreen review for you!
Today we are talking about the Supergoop Play SPF50 Everyday Lotion. This is a chemical based suncream.
The first thing I look for in an SPF is invisibility on dark skin and this one is completely invisible on dark skin! The lotion is lightweight, feels good and comfortable on the skin and doesn’t sting my eyes. The finish is non greasy and doesn’t pill on the skin
It feels moisturising on and has a dewy finish. I can’t recommend this enough.
See the demo of this suncream on my Instagram below
Verdict- I’ve been wanting to try Supergoop’s range of SPFs for a while so I am very happy to finally try it and love it! They have a few different ones so I will be happy to try them all later!
Today’s post will be on my double cleansing routine. I don’t double cleanse every day ( but almost everyday lol), but when I have makeup on, I like to do this routine to ensure all traces of makeup are off. I may change products from time to time but the principle is always: balm/oil for the first cleanse (you may also use micellar water) and a face wash as the second cleanser (you could also use your face wash twice) the aim of a double cleanse is to wash your face twice to ensure all makeup, dirt, SPF etc is removed
First cleanse: Farmacy Green Clean
I love Farmacy Green Clean as a 1st cleanse! This is my second tub of this. It breaks down makeup, mascara so easily and very well. It transforms easily from solid balm to oil and rinses away clean. After massaging all over, I remove this with the Primark makeup remover cloth
Second cleanse: Fenty Total Cleanser
This is actually a makeup remover and facewash but I only use it as the latter. I do like this facewash, it leaves the face clean, removes traces of makeup and oil and doesn’t dry out my skin. I love the scent of this!
View my double cleansing routine in action on my Instagram
After my double cleansing I move on to a face mask next (depending on how I feel) or my evening routine (toner, serum, treatment, night cream).
I love these cleansers and they are an excellent addition to any routine.
Have you tried Fenty Skincare? Today’s post will be a review and demo on the Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer SPF 30.
The SPF 30 moisturiser promises invisibility on all skin tones, non-greasy finish and no pilling. It also promises to brighten skin, hydrate the skin and its oil free
As always SPF is the last step in the morning routine. As it’s an SPF moisturiser, I use this on top f my serums. The moisturiser feels lightweight on the skin and I have experienced any irritation from it.
I love this SPF! It is invisible on my skin, leaves a dewy/glowing finish and doesn’t pill on me! It’s also a great base for makeup
Watch my demo of this on Instagram below
This is a great SPF moisturiser. If the full size is out f your budget, you can also get it in a travel size set ( with the face wash and toner). If you do purchase the full size, you are able to get refill cartridges. The moisturiser is heavily scented so if you don’t like fragrance in skincare, you have to give this a miss!
I’ve been trying to find more affordable sunscreens this year so that people have no excuse to not use SPF! This led me to the Revolution Skincare Protecting Boost SPF30. I have many thoughts on this so let’s get started
Revolution Skincare Protecting Boost SPF30 is a cream formula and chemical based SPF. It has niacinamide and shea butter to protect and moisturise the skin.
As usual, I use SPF as the last step in my AM routine. I do not like this SPF at all! The only good thing about this is the fact that its 100% invisible on dark skin. So here are my issues with it:
It’s supposed to be moisturising but I find that it actually makes my skin feel dry. I have used it with and without a moisturiser underneath and it’s still the same. I have the one for normal to oily skintypes which is my skin type!
It’s a matte finish and I usually prefer dewy/luminous/glowy finish
It’s a bit difficult to blend around the hairline. In my demo, you can see some white patches around my hairline even though I’m trying to blend it in.
For an SPF, I find the jar packaging a bit odd. It’s going to be exposed to air and light so much that I wonder if it will still be effective after a while.
The SPF doesn’t state if it’s broad-spectrum but after looking at the ingredients it does protect against both UVA & UVB- THIS SHOULD BE ON THE PACKAGING!
They call this a protecting boost but I’m not sure why? Apart from niacinamide I don’t see any other special ingredients?
View my demo below
I am happy that its invisible on dark skin but in terms of everything else – I’m disappointed. I was hoping to find another good SPF for under a tenner but I guess not!
I wouldn’t recommend this as I have used much better SPFs under £10!
Revolution Skincare Protecting Boost SPF30 is £10 in Boots
I like to use gel/lotion textured moisturisers in the spring and summer when my skins becomes oilier. I decided to try the L’Oreal Hydra Genius Aloe Water Moisturiser this year as it was one of the more affordable drugstore and popular drugstore option. I have the one for normal to combo skin but it is also available for normal to dry & sensitive skin types.
L’Oreal Hydra Genius Aloe Water Moisturiser promises
Instantly Refreshes: Immediately absorbed, the water-like texture rehydrates and reinvigorates the skin.
Instantly Locks in Moisture: The formula penetrates deeply for a healthy-looking glow
72hr Recharge It releases continuous hydration and drenches the skin with moisture for up to 72 hours.
I have been using this moisturizer in my routine (AM & PM) since March. This is probably the lightest moisturiser I have used. It has a pleasant fresh scent, feels slightly cooling on the skin and sinks into the skin beautifully and easily. There’s no oily residue or stickiness. I have experienced no irritation with this.
This moisturiser layers quite well with other serums I haven’t experienced any pilling. It leaves the skin hydrated with no heavy feeling. I really like the packaging too
I absolutely love this moisturiser and will happily buy it again next year. For extremely oily skin that needs a lightweight non greasy moisturiser this would be excellent! I have actually carried on using it into fall and it still works well. I’m almost out of it!
L’Oreal Hydra Genius Aloe Water Moisturiser is currently on sale for £6.66 (RRP-£9.99) in Boots
For the last 2 years, I have always used a Vitamin C serum in the mornings. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps to brighten the skin as well as boost sunscreen protection. I have used a lot of vitamin c serums and the latest one is the Bliss Bright Idea Vitamin C Serum.
Bliss Bright Idea Vitamin C Serum promises to brighten, diminish the look of dark spots and visibly firm skin. In addition to Vitamin C, it also has Tri-Peptide, Licorice Root Extract and Glycerin
I’ve been using this serum every morning from August this year and I’ve just run out. The serum has an orange soda scent and feels very light on the skin. I’ve experienced no irritation from it. It pairs well with other products with no piling: I use this under a 2nd serum (currently using Inkey List Niacinamide), moisturiser and then SPF.
The serum uses 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid which is a vitamin c derivative. This form is more stable in water and oil and less irritating than pure Vitamin C but it still has brightening and protection benefits. Whilst I haven’t noticed a huge reduction in hyperpigmentation from the serum, my skin overall looks radiant. The serum also adds some hydration to the skin. My skin looks plump and healthy.
I bought this on a whim because it was on sale and I had just run out of my serum. it’s a nice enough serum and I would recommend and repurchase it. I’m doing a ‘tour’ of Vitamin C serums so I won’t repurchase for now.
It’s a gentle enough vitamin c to try and the additional beneficial ingredients means you are getting a well-rounded serum.
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