FOCUS ON YOUR FACE

  Considering the Irish summer is certainly upon us, with our unpredictable weather that never seems to please,  I have decided to put together a short list of my current favourite face masks to help make your evenings after work  just a little bit more pleasant, should you end up being stuck indoors!

If you have 15 minutes and only a little cash to spare, there’s nothing like a mini facial pamper session to relax and revive your skin while on a budget!

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A beautiful little 15 minute wonder brought you you by Nails Inc. London! This anti-age sheet mask is an ideal pick me up product for giving your skin some extra plump.  I purchased this in Boots for €3.99 so they are widely available and easy to get your hands on! I have seen them priced at €6 so keep an eye out for the special offers!  They’re are 6 masks in the range to suit different skin types and conditions. Containing Retinol (Vitamin A) to even out discolouration and collagen extracts to give the skin a plumping boost, this mask also contains Glycerine to lock in moisture. I’d recommend this particular mask fora dry/mature skin type.

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These new €1.99 delights from Garnier will revolutionise home beauty treatments on a budget! I tired out 3 masks from the range – The Anti Thirst Aqua Jelly Mask, The Matcha & Kaolin Clay Mask and the Volcano Clay Mask. As I would be prone to a more oily skin type, I found the clay masks ideal for absorbing excess oil. The Volcano Mask is self heating which gives a lovely warm feeling on the skin. The Kaolin in the clay masks target excessive oil and minimise the appearance of large pores. The Aqua Jelly Mask is suitable for all skin types as it targets the most common skin condition – dehydration. It has a beautiful cooling sensation on the skin and contains pomegranate extracts to hydrate and hold moisture. Containing no nasty Parabens they’re a win win!

PENNEYS ps…love- cucumber eye pads (dark circle reducer)

The perfect party prep for your eyes! This little wonder  package contains 6 eye pads for €1.50! I keep the sachet chilled in the fridge so they stay nice and cool when applied under the eyes! Containing extracts of Castor Oil to keep circulation flowing and cucumber fruit extracts to to keep delicate skin hydrated and cool. Recommended usage time is 15 minutes however I would not recommend this product if you suffer with extremely sensitive skin!

garnier skin active – moisture bomb tissue mask

 

I have included this beautiful bargain tissue mask to my Sunday Skin Session as of late! They are widely available in most Pharmacy and convenience stores. I purchased mine in Boots for €3.99, however I have seen them on offer in lots of shops so keep your eyes peeled!  I have used the Rejuvenating and Re-Balancing  masks and have yet to try the Comfort Mask. They all target dehydration which is an ongoing issue for many.

It feels wonderful on the skin and the residue can be massaged into the skin for a longer last effect after the mask has been removed. The Re-Balancing Mask has a mattifying effect which I found great for using before applying makeup as it mops up excessive oil. For the price, its a cheap and cheerful treat!

if you feel like splashing the cash, id RECOMMEND . . . 

glam glow youth mud mask & THIRSTYMUD MASK

    

Known as the “facial in a jar”, this product is a fantastic solution for oily and dull skin types/conditions. Containing Pumice Stone extracts, it gently resurfaces and exfoliates your skin. It’s a fantastic solution for tightening and brightening. It leaves a tingling sensation on the skin and has a menthol scent, so I wouldn’t advise using this mask on any dry or sensitive areas! I purchased a small jar of this product in a local Pharmacy for  €45. Apply this product in a thin layer as a little goes a long way. If you’re willing to spend the money on it, make sure you don’t waste it! I have found it gives fast results, immediately leaving your skin smooth, clean and bright.

Ideal for Normal,Oily,Combination and Dry Skin Types. This mask can be used 2-3 times per week. It quenches thirsty skin, leaving it supple and satisfied. Once it’s applied in an even layer to clean and dry skin, its recommended usage time on the skin is 15-20 minutes, however if you suffer in particular with very dehydrated or dry skin, you can leave this on over night for an intensive treatment.  It’s also great for long haul flights! Pop this on while you’re on the plane to keep your skin protected from dirty recycled air! The small jar set me back €50, but I love it so much that I feel it was definitely worth it! Stick this on your wish list!

dermalogica multivitamin recovery masque

 

This is a beautiful creamy textured tube of magic is unbelievable for revitalising prematurely aged and mature skin types. From the Age Smart Rang, this product acts an intensive weekly treatment to sooth and replenish tired and damaged skin. It also calms irritated skin and is ideal for areas that got too much sun! Containing vitamins A, C and E to improve discolouration, repair free radical damage and stimulates fibroblasts which are the cells that are responsible for keeping skin tissue firm and healthy. This is a 5 star product so unfortunately it comes with a 5 star price tag too. Prices vary between €40-€50 however, it is certainly money well spent.

 

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Kate X

DISCLAIMER – I WAS NOT PAID TO PROMOTE THIS PRODUCT, I AM SIMPLY SHARING MY THOUGHTS AND OPINION.

 

Kiss My Curls – L’Oréal Elvive Curl Nourishment

 

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I was informed a few weeks back about the launch of   L’Oréal Elvive’s Latest “Curl Nourishment” Extraordinary Oil Range that has been specially designed to tackle and treat Curly and Afro hair types. I have been using a couple of products from the range over the past two weeks and am very pleased with the results so far and thought I would share my thoughts!

They launched a general Shampoo, Conditioner and a Conditioning Nourishment Hair Masque but as a nifty little addition they introduced a “Cleansing Conditioning Treatment” that can be used to substitute shampooing your hair. It has a non- foaming formula and still cleanses the hair without damaging dry hair types. It’s also a detangler!!

Ingredients found in many different shampoo brands such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (a detergent that creates the foaming effect in shampoo) have been previously linked to completely strip natural oils from the hair. For Curly,Dry and Afro hair types,  it is recommended to avoid harsh ingredients and detergents such as the above mentioned.

For the past two weeks, I have been using these products and decided to use the Cleansing Conditioning Treatment for every second wash instead of using the shampoo each time to see if it can improve things. My hair has really benefited from the Cleansing Conditioning Treatment and The Conditioning Nourishment Hair Masque. My curls are softer and more defined and there has been a major decrease in frizziness.

Thankfully there is now an affordable line to tame the mane!

The Shampoo and Conditioner is retailed at approximately  €6.29  and the Cleansing Conditioner is €9.99 while the Conditioning Nourishment Masque is €6.99. There is also a half price and a 3 for 2 offer on the Elvive line at the moment in Boots so grab the bargain while its going! 

 

Kate X

DISCLAIMER – I WAS NOT PAID TO PROMOTE THIS PRODUCT, I AM SIMPLY SHARING MY THOUGHTS AND OPINION. 

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FRUITY DELIGHTS FROM PENNEYS!

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I am absolutely in love with these pocket size Eau De Toilettes from Penney’s!

I picked up 3 different scents, “Berry Fizz”, “Pina Colada” and “Mint Mojito”.

They all smell divine and are perfect for carrying around in your handbags! It also saves you using up more expensive perfumes for everyday use!

 

They’re only €2.50 each so I couldn’t resist!!

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Dealz for Curly Hair Problems

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I picked up a tube of Charles Worthington Curl Defining Cream for €1.49 in Dealz this week!!

I have used this product in the past and can safely say it is fantastic for tackling my frizzy mane!!

This product is sold in many different shops and usually it is far more pricier , being retailed at about €8, so my advice is to stock up before it’s too late!

It is of a paste like consistency and smells beautiful! I would recommend applying it to damp hair but it also works wonderfully over dry hair if needs be! It keeps a lovely definition in the curl and keeps frizz at bay.

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DISCLAIMER – I WAS NOT PAID TO PROMOTE THIS PRODUCT- I PURCHASED IT MYSELF AND THIS POST IS ENTIRELY MY OWN OPINION.

Tesco Beauty Budget Alert!

 

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During a late night shop in Tesco’s the other evening, I stumbled across this little gem.

Tesco’s own branded Cleansing Makeup Remover. I picked up the sensitive fragrance free version to put it to the test.

I have been using it the past couple of days and I can safely say its wonderful. If you’re like myself and always carry out a second cleanse in the evenings as part of your facial routine then this product is ideal.

Purchasing a cheaper cleanser  is a great way to extend  the lifespan of your more expensive branded cleansers as they will  last longer and saves you using extra product. I have been using a coin sized amount of my expensive cleanser as my first cleanse and then a generous sized amount of Tesco’s Cleanser to ensure everything has been removed before bedtime.

And there is always the option of using it in the mornings to give your face a quick cleanse after waking up without the guilty feeling of using your expensive cleanser faster then necessary!

It has a thick creamy consistency and glides over the skin with ease. I felt no stinging, itching or any irritation after using it. I think it would be ideal for Dry skins as it has a rich creamy texture.

And best of all, it won’t hurt the piggy bank at only €1.05!

Kate

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(DISCLAIMER- I WAS NOT PAID TO PROMOTE THIS, IT IS SIMPLY MY OWN THOUGHTS AND OPINION)

Understanding Image – Image Skincare Review

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Image Skincare was founded in 2003 by Janna Ronert. She was a personal sufferer of Roscea (Redness). Her husband is a plastic surgeon and together they trialled  all different kinds of ingredients to treat this particular issue before they discovered The Image Skincare Product Line.

It is a cosmeceutical product range which means its ingredients penetrate into the deeper, living layers of the skin. The product range treats down as far as the fifth layer of the epidermis.

It is now the fastest growing cosmeceutical skincare range in the world. They pride themselves on each and every product being clinically trialled and tested and none of their products are tested on animals. None of the products contain nasty paraben chemicals and they also use soy based ink on their packaging which naturally disintegrates so it is better for the environment.

Image Skincare is very much a results driven brand. All of their product ranges contain very active ingredients that change the skin in a very fast acting manner. Each product range has a beautiful distinctive smell which is also very appealing. I was first introduced to Image Skincare back in November when I was sent on the first stage of a training course for the Brand with my job. From then on in I have been using some of products from the different ranges and have noticed a significant difference in my overall skin health.

The Brand promote a “Skin Diet” approach to their product line. As it is an over the counter range, the brand encourages you to use a couple of different products from each range and follow a daily and nightly routine. I decided to purchase five products from different ranges in the skincare line. Each range contains individual ingredients to target different skin concerns. For example, they would recommend a cleanser from one particular Image range and a serum and night and day cream from another Image range because each range helps to improve different skin issues and in most cases, people have numerous skin concerns. Below I have prepared a detailed description of the products I have been using since November  just to give a small insight into the different product ranges and their ingredients.

the max stem cell range – stem cell facial cleanser

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This cleanser is suitable for all skin types and is also gentle enough to be used by sensitive skin sufferers. It it sulphate and acid free and this product also promotes to balance the pH levels of the skin and helps to prolong the life span of skin cells. Some main ingredients found in The Max Range of skincare products include; Argireline which inhibits muscle contraction, it is an ingredient that is found in Botox Solutions. Plant Derived Stem Cells are found in this particular line of Image products, this ingredient extends the skin cell life span which slows down the ageing process when used continuously. This particular cleanser contains Oat Kernels which helps to sooth skin and also acts as an anti-inflammatory to reduce redness. I find this particular cleanser to be a mixture between gel and cream and of medium consistency which slightly foams when applied to wet skin. It rips through make up and has a beautiful fruity smell. I normally use a 20 cent coin sized amount for my first cleanse at night and a pea sized amount for my second cleanse to ensure there is no make-up left on the skin. It doesn’t leave my skin feeling tight as some cleansing products in the past and my skin feels thoroughly cleansed and fresh after each use in the evening.

The ageless range – ageless total repair cream

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This is an exfoliating over night cream which targets the skins surface layers and improves skin texture and tone. It has a 20% blend of Glycolic and Retinol (Vitamin A) which contains anti-ageing properties. It also contains Hyaluronic Acid which binds 1000 times its weight in water to retain moisture and hydrate the skin. It also contains Vitamin D which helps to boost collagen levels in the skin. I find this product provides really really fast results. In the morning my skin feels firmer and has a beautiful glow without effecting the oily areas on my face. It resurfaces, repairs and hydrates but in my opinion is not a suitable product for very sensitive skins because of its strong menthol smell. When applied to the skin, you feel the product tingle almost immediately so I would air on the side of caution if you suffer with sensitivity because it may make your skin feel hot. I would also recommend to only apply a very thin layer over the skin at night before going to sleep. A little goes a long way with this little pot of magic!

The vital c range – vital c Hydrating anti ageing serum

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This Vitamin C based Serum soothes damaged, dehydrated, oily/acne and sensitive skins. Vitamin A and E act as anti oxidants to fight environmental free radicals. I love the healthy youthful glow this product gives. It has the most amazing citric fragrance which is like a pick me up for the skin. The smell alone when applied in the mornings wakes me up. The product absorbs into the skin very quickly however this may be a little bit too rich for oily or acne prone skins in my opinion.

The ageless range – ageless total resurfacing masque

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This is a dual action masque which contains a grit and and acid to ex-foliate and totally resurface the skin. The grit ex-foliates and the acid penetrates deep into the skin to draw out embedded blemishes. It is ideal for ageing, oily/acne prone and high pigmented skins. It contains a 17% blend of Glycolic, Lactic and Salicylic Acids. Salicylic Acid is a BHA Exfoliator that benefits acne prone skins because it cuts through oil and dries out blemishes. You apply a thin layer to the skin with wet hands and massage into the skin using circular motions, leave on the skin for 15 minutes and rinse away with water. It can also be used as a “power cleansing product” to remove heavy make-up and tan when mixed in with your usual cleanser. It can also be used to target treat areas of concern such as nasty spots. Apply directly onto the area and work into the skin to resurface and improve healing time. It is excellent for blackheads!! If you are using this product, particularly in the summertime, it is vital an SPF is used to protect the resurfaced skin. In my opinion for more combination/oily/acne prone skins, expect a “skin downtime” of breakouts for about a week after using the product especially the first couple of times. Blemishes that are embedded deep down in the skin will surface after using this product. If anything is lurking beneath it will most certainly rear its ugly head!! But in time this product leaves the skin totally clear and any rough or uneven texture will be greatly improved.

The prevention+ SPF range – DAILY matte MOISTURISER oil free

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I have been using The Prevention+ Daily Matte Moisturiser which is completely oil free so it doesn’t effect any oily areas. It has an SPF of 32 also. This product is idea for oily or acne prone skins because it mops up any natural oil on the skins surface and leaves a lovely matte and shine free finish. I love this daily moisturiser because my make-up has been sitting so well since beginning to use it. It is an excellent primer for the T-Zone! Is contains a broad spectrum UVA and UVB sun protection. It smells incredible!!

 

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The Coconut Addiction – My Top Favourite Beauty Benefits & Uses For Coconut Oil!

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Coconut Oil is a must have beauty staple! It is a multi-functioning natural product that is extremely beneficial to our health, beauty and well-being!

My Top FAVOURITE Uses of Coconut Oil

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My all time favourite use for Coconut Oil is applying it to my hair and using it as a natural hair masque! It acts as an intense moisturising treatment for all hair types but works especially well on dry hair types like myself. I normally try to sleep with it in overnight to let the oil penetrate the hair and then rinse out the morning after. The chemical structure of Coconut Oil allows for it to easily penetrate the hair naturally in comparison to chemically made hair products which can only sit on the hairs surface. It has also been scientifically proved to improve the structure and flexibility of the hair overtime.

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It is a natural alternative for teeth whitening! You can mix it with Lemon Juice and Baking Soda and apply to your teeth using a cotton bud. It has amazing results and doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals or added preservatives.

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I use Coconut Oil to deep clean my make-up brushes. It contains natural anti-bacterial properties and leaves the brushes beautifully soft and smooth.

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It is a beautiful and affordable alternative to expensive daily body moisturisers. It penetrates the skin leaving it silky smooth and absorbs very quickly. It is ideal for anybody suffering with eczema or any areas of dry or rough patches of skin such as the elbows and knees. It soothes itchiness and irritation and reduces redness. I love using it to prolong my false tan as it keeps the tan from becoming patchy after its been on for a couple of days!

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Coconut Oil is the perfect shaving medium! It is ideal for shaving because its softens the hair and allows for the razor to glide over the skin. It is also ideal for applying after any waxing treatment to help prevent redness and irritation as it acts as a skin barrier against bacteria.

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I love applying Coconut Oil to my feet and wearing socks over them to lock in moisture and intensively treat the skin. It helps to moisturise rough patches of skin and dry nails and cuticles which is a very common problem especially in the winter months when our feet get cooped up in socks and shoes. It also contains powerful anti-fugal properties which is an ideal treatment to try for anybody suffering with skin disorders such as Athlete’s Foot or Fungal Nail Disorders.

I hope you enjoyed reading and found these suggestions useful,

Kate,

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Keep Your Lips Lush This Winter!

With the cold weather slowly creeping in, our lips are at the forefront of the weather extremities. Dry and chapped lips are a very common problem amongst many including myself! Below I have outlined my personal tips and product  recommendations for preventing chapped lips and maintaining  soft healthy lips.

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There are a number of factors linked as to why our lips and skin may become dry and flaky… I often notice when  I do long stints of working or during stressful times when I become exhausted , my lips become sore and cracked. It can also be a mixture of working or living in an air conditioned environment that can have an effect on your skin and lips. Whatever the issue may be that causes this problem, there are solutions that will help improve them!

My first plan of action when my lips are particularly bad is my DIY Honey & Sugar Scrub, simple ingredients that are staples in most households. I mix together a small amount of these two ingredients and apply it to the lips either with my fingers or a cotton bud. Once it is applied I gently massage the mixture in circular motions over my lips to help remove any flaky hard skin. You only need about two pea sized amounts and I normally incorporate this into my normal facial routine when my lips are particularly bad. I would never use it everyday on my lips but twice a week in conjunction with a quality lip balm product to help prevention is perfectly fine. Using this scrub is also perfect for preparing your lips before applying Matte Lipsticks!!

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My Top 3 Tried & Tested affordable Lip Products 

Dr. Paw Paw Multi-Purpose soothing balm

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This is a fantastic and affordable lip product to help prevent dry and chapped lips, it is a multi-purpose balm that can be used to treat lips, skin, hair and nails to help nourish and rehydrate. It comes in a handy 25 ml tube which is the perfect size for keeping in your handbag or for travelling.  It comes in Original, Tinted Peach and Tinted Red Balm and retails at €8.99 and can be found in most pharmacy’s.

Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1

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Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 come’s in three flavours, Coconut, Mango and Vanilla. It is perfect for people who tend to be outdoors as it was specifically designed to help protect your lips against harsh weather conditions such as the wind and cold. It also contains an SPF 4 Sunscreen. The flavours are so pleasant and the balm has amazing longevity,it wears really well and doesn’t dry out in comparison to some other higher end brands. It retails at €11.50 which I think is very reasonable considering the high quality!

Forever living products- Aloe Lips 

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This is probably hands down one of my favourite lip products. It’s creators at Forever Living have designed this product not only to treat chapped and dry lips but it also acts as a relief for stings, bites and minor cuts and burns. It also treats cold sores, it helps relieve dry skin around the nose area when you have a cold and also soothes sunburnt skins.  It’s a tiny pocket size which is handy for keeping on you! It retails at €3.90! Amazing quality I promise!

Thanks for reading and I hope you found this blog post useful.

Kate

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L’Oréal Skin Perfection – A Quality Affordable Range for First Signs Of Ageing!

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Over on my Instagram Profile, I recently wrote a mini review on some skincare products I have been using at the moment to help improve some problems and due to some feedback, I have decided to write an in-depth review of one brand in particular that was mentioned that I am currently loving!

I have been using the L’Oréal Paris Skin Perfection Range for the past two months now and I am extremely impressed at the benefit it has made to my skin! It was the gorgeous pretty pink packaging that caught my eye as I was scaling the skincare isles of Boots! And with each product costing less than €20 I couldn’t help but purchase them!

L’Oréal Skin Perfection is a product range designed for the 20’s to mid 30’s market. The product range concentrates on nourishing and balancing the skins natural barrier and tackling the first signs of ageing.

I had not only been suffering with an excess of oil and congestion, but severe dehydration. With the help of these three products that are explained below my skin has returned to a normal state, it feels healthy and hydrated and is no longer tired looking, patchy and tight.

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The L’Oréal Skin Perfection Correcting Concentrated Serum has a really light weight texture and a fresh clean scent. The product promotes to tighten pores and even out skin tone and texture. I really love this serum particularly because when it is applied to the skin it doesn’t leave a greasy feeling or shiny residue. It can be used on its own or before using a moisturiser, its tiny molecules that contain the ingredients penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin to concentrate and smooth out the first signs of ageing such as fine lines and creases. It is also a nice alternative for a make up primer! Priced at €16.66.

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The L’Oréal Skin Perfection Correcting Day Moisturiser in my opinion is perfect for young and oily skin types. It contains a low oil count which means it wont alter the oil balance of your own skin so it wont affect congested areas like some high oil content products do! It spreads effortlessly over the skin and a little goes a long way. Even though my skin has been going through some changes recently in regards to excessive oil, using this product under my foundation wasn’t an issue as my make up stayed in place and didn’t melt away in places any time I have used it. I can feel my skin absorb this product every time I apply it and always feels plump, hydrated and nourished so it’s a definite thumbs up from me as it has really made an improvement. Priced at €13.33.

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The L’Oréal Skin Perfection Anti- Fatigue Awakening & Correcting Cream is an absolute dream for tired eyes! Two main ingredients in this product are Caffeine to boost bloody flow to the area and Vitamin CG when combined act to tackle and conceal dark circle pigmentation and smooth out fine lines. It also promotes to help reduce the appearance of eye bags which is great if you are an early riser like myself. It feels really light and non greasy on the skin and didn’t cause any irritation to the area as I suffer with some sensitivity. Priced at €11.33.

I hope you found this product review useful and thanks for reading!

Kate

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Coffee Skin Polish! My DIY Exfoliating Coffee Scrub.

Exfoliators have become an enormous trend over the past couple of years with many High End brands creating and introducing hundreds of different kinds of body and facial scrubs onto the skincare market.

I am a complete skincare addict when it comes to buying and trying out all the skincare and beauty world has to offer. However, I love trying alternative skincare recipes.  And so far this coffee scrub recipe that I will explain in detail below, has become a hit with family and friends of mine! All the ingredients I use to make this scrub are inexpensive and natural, some are household items so its super easy to make yourself or tweak to your own needs!

Ingredients

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Ingredients are as follows: Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice, Rose Water, Green Tea Leaves, Finely Ground Oatmeal, Honey and Coffee Granules.

Benefits of Ingredients

Lemon Juice

  •   Lemon Juice contains natural antibacterial properties to help heal and prevent breakouts. The perfect natural solution for anyone suffering with acne or oily prone skin, as it naturally tones the surface without leaving your skin dry, even to apply lemon juice straight to the affected area over night would be very beneficial.
  • It also helps to brighten dark pigmented areas on the skin such as acne scars or age spots.
  • The citric acids that are found in lemon juice act as a natural exfoliant. A natural and gentle “skin peel”.

Rose Water 

  • Rose water is a natural and gentle toning product for the skin.
  • It hydrates and soothes the skin and is perfect for all skin types including more sensitive skin types.
  • It has a light fresh scent and is very cool and refreshing for the skin.
  • If you suffer with excessive oily skin, Rose Water may not be strong enough to help deal with clearing away the oil so alternatively,  you can swap Rose Water for “Witch Hazel” for this scrub recipe as this is a very strong natural astringent toner that is very beneficial for diminishing excessive oil.

Green Tea Leaves

  • Not only is green tea beneficial for maintaining a healthy digestive system and aiding in weight-loss, it is also extremely beneficial for the skin!
  • Green Tea contains an astringent called Tannin which helps to shrink skin cells, leaving the skin feeling firm.
  • It is also fantastic for reducing puffiness especially around the eye area which is an extremely common are to suffer with.

Oatmeal

  • Finely Ground Oatmeal is the perfect base for any natural skin exfoliant. Oats are very effective in fighting dull and flaky skin as they contain  polysaccharides to help ease any skin symptoms that are caused from dry skin such as itching and peeling skin.
  • Oats act as a natural moisturiser when applied and massaged into the skin as they remove dead skin cells. They contain Beta-Glucan which penetrates deep into the layers of the skin to help naturally moisturise.
  • It helps to diminish  the appearance of shallow abrasions and aids in collagen disposition, The perfect natural anti-ageing ingredient!

Honey

  • Honey contains many antioxidant and antibacterial properties which are ideal for  reducing the appearance of wrinkles and for fighting bacteria on the skins surface that can cause blemishes.
  • It has brightening properties to  help lighten the appearance of dark areas.
  • It is also helps to cleanse and clarify the skin by unclogging congested pores.

Coffee

  • And last but not least…Coffee! Caffeine when massaged into the skin constricts surface blood vessels to help tighten your skin leaving a smooth and glowing appearance.
  • It improves and nourishes the texture of your leaving it  feeling silky and soft and demolishes the appearance of dulled out skin bringing fresh blood and nutrients to the surface as it is massaged in bringing colour back into your own natural skin tone.
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Mix all ingredients together until a paste forms and apply to the skin. Massage in circular motions for best results. Another few ingredients that would be very beneficial to the skin would be Rock Salt, Olive Oil and Coconut Oil. You may add or substitute these ingredients depending on your skin type. Rock Salt would be very beneficial in ex-foliating more oil prone skins but is however very strong so I would not recommend adding this to the recipe if you suffer with any kind of sensitive or inflamed skin as it may cause irritation. Olive and Coconut Oils are extremely beneficial for Dry and Dehydrated skins but steer clear if you suffer with excessive oil or blemished prone skins!

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This scrub is safe for the face and body. Massage into the skin and leave on for 10 minutes to allow the skin to absorb and the rinse with warm water.

I hope you enjoyed reading  this post and hope that your skin will benefit from the coffee skin polish recipe! Give it a go when you have some time to pamper yourself!

Kate

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