If you’re reading this, it’s highly likely that you use some type of beauty product on a daily basis. Whilst these products promise to smooth wrinkles, highlight your cheekbones or give you fuller lips, have you ever looked at the finer details on the packaging? I’m going to hazard a guess and think that a large proportion of you haven’t or if you have there may be a portion of you that’s not 100% sure about what they all mean. It’s easy to ignore them, they’re usually a teeny tiny cluster of cryptic symbols printed at the back or on the bottom of a product.
It’s becoming more important than ever to know what we’re putting on our skin. Understanding these symbols is critical because no one wants to put something on their face that’s months out of date, right?
This blog post aims to demystify some of the key beauty care symbols that you see on the products in your makeup bag, beauty shelf or on your bedside table; it’s my simple, straight forward guide for what to look out for. Have a read and let me know your thoughts.
Let’s be honest, the skincare industry is an absolute minefield. Beauty jargon is baffling and with an incredibly oversaturated market it can be difficult to understand what products are right for your skin type. When friends come to me for tips they want to understand what ingredients are actually necessary for their skincare regimes. There’s so much ‘noise’ about what you should be doing. There’s always a new breakthrough ingredient, but does it work and what is it right for you?
I’ve been a skincare enthusiast for as long as I can remember and after three years of working for one of the UK’s leading skincare brands I’ve learned so much about the skin. With a focus on efficacy, I’ve highlighted four key ingredients that can be found in skincare products. Each one is incorporated at some point in my personal routine and I can safely say that they are truly effective.
So, if you feel overwhelmed by skincare and what to use, you’ve come to the right place…
On the whole, my skin has behaved over the last 5 or so years. I was fortunate that I didn’t suffer from hormonal acne like some of my friends, just getting the occasional whopper (and I mean whopper!) every now and again. Whilst spots have not really been an issue, blocked pores have, sounds kind of icky, right? My key issue is blackheads, on my chin, my nose and occasionally my cheeks. From makeup to SPF to pollution it all gets stuck in there, making my skin irritated and lackluster. That’s why I was incredibly excited to be gifted a skincare routine from Balance Me that’s specifically designed to tackle congested skin. So, I thought I’d share my initial thoughts after trying it over the last few days…
Welcome back to my second installment of The Beauty Diaries talking about some of my product highlights over the last month. This month’s focus is all about the products which have helped boost my dehydrated sensitive skin. Ranging from masks to oils, each product delivers amazing results.
I am not a morning person. Waking up in the morning to an alarm at 6:45am is definitely not something I enjoy. I try and leave everything until the last minute to enjoy those extra moments snuggled under my duvet. The only problem with this routine is that I don’t have enough time to apply any skincare or makeup before I head out for the day. So, in between trying to get my hair to behave and heading out the door to leg it to the tube station I pack my little beauty commuter kit. It’s full of mini must-have’s which make sure that I’m prepped and ready before walking into the office.
I know amongst my friends there are strong opinions about women applying makeup on public transport. You either love it or hate it, but when you need a little extra skin boost and you have so little time; needs must.
If you’re in the same position as me but aren’t sure what to include in your commuter beauty kit then here are my recommendations…