Proaora skincare

I have been trying out a couple of skincare products from Proaora the last couple of weeks as part of my night time routine. This is a brand that I hadn’t tried before and I was excited to try a couple of bits from their vitamin C range.

I have been trying out:

Vitamin C Serum 20% with Astaxanthin 30ml

£17.95

Intensive Smoothing Face Night Cream with Astaxanthin

£19.95

I love how sleek and sophisticated the packaging is for this range!

The serum is really easy to use as it is in a bottle with a dropper like most other serums. You only need a small amount and it soaks up really well on my face. Vitamin C is so good for your skin as well as hyaluronic acid if you are trying to obtain smoother more youthful skin. I have been using this at night for a couple of weeks and my skin feels a lot softer and more hydrated. I have been struggling recently with dry skin so was looking for something to help rejuvenate my face!

The cream is perfect as a night cream. The pot seems massive and you only need a small amount to cover your whole face! air isn’t too thick and it soaks in well. This has really helped to hydrate my face.

I can see a difference in my skin, it isn’t as dry and is looking smoother and my acne scars are starting to clear up. Really impressed with this range!

Have you tried this brand before?

Sarah x

*This post contains gifted products*

SootheSkin Atlantic Kelp And Rosehip Hydrating Day Cream

The last few weeks I have been struggling with dry skin on my face. I think it’s been a combination of being indoors all the time with the heating and also using strong acne creams that have really dried out my face. I have been trying out a few different face creams and at the moment I have really been enjoying using this SootheSkin atlantic kelp and rosehip hydrating day cream.

I am still trying to stick to a skincare regime even though being at home I could literally slather cream over my face as much as I want and not care what it looks like, I think it’s still important to not overdo it and also to stick the a routine or my skin will have a major shock when I go back to work in the office full time.

This cream is a day cream so I have been using it every morning after washing my face. I like that it comes in a pump bottle as it’s easy to use and I find these types of bottles more hygienic than using a pot.

You only need a small amount and it soaks in quite quickly and doesn’t leave you feeling or looking greasy which is ideal.

It is vegan friendly and it’s not specifically advertised as a face cream so it is actually suitable for all over your body as well as your face and hands which is fab!

Benefits:

• Repairs and protects sensitive, dry and itchy skin

• Suitable for people who may be prone to eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis

• 100% Naturally organic formulation, registered with The Vegan Society

• Rich in antioxidants and vitamins which are quickly absorbed by the skin

Suitable for:

• Normal & Dry skin types

• Sensitive, eczema, psoriasis-prone skin

Have you heard of this cream before?

Sarah x

*This post contains gifted products*

Live In The Light

I have tried quite a few things from Live in the light before. They are a great for gifts, hair and body products as well as aromatherapy oils and a lot more. They have so many different products they supply and these are from the Pure Anada range.

Victorian facial mist

This lavender and rose facial mist is perfect to use to hydrate your skin or to set your make up. It sprays very lightly on your skin and it’s something that you can reapply throughout the day if needed and it can be used over make up which is great. I love facial lists to use throughout the day. In winter they are ideal as my skin gets very dry and in summer they are great to cool and soothe your skin if you are hot! I love the subtle scent and this bottle will last for ages!

Lip and cheek tint

Shade Maud

This lip and cheek tint is such a beautiful colour. It comes in a variety of colours and the consistency is really nice. It is easy to get a small amount out of the pot and easy to apply to the skin and can be blended if you are using it on your cheeks. I don’t often use a blusher so will just be using this on my lips. It feels soft and more like a lip balm than a lipstick once applied.

I am always impressed by pure anada products and live in the light have a great selection!

Sarah x

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UpCircle – Cacao Body Scrub

I have been trying to use more natural skincare products recently and came across UpCircle and all of their products are natural, vegan, sustainable, cruelty-free, handmade in the UK, organic and housed in 100% recyclable packaging.

Coffee Body Scrub with Cacao

£14.99

Scrub Tube Squeezer

£1.50

They have four different exfoliating coffee scrubs that all have a base of sea salt, shea butter and coconut oil.

The scrubs are perfect to scrub away dry, dead skin cells to leave skin feeling smooth and refreshed. They are packed with antioxidant-rich caffeine, helping boost blood flow and reduce cellulite.

The scrubs are all made with top-quality Arabica coffee grounds sourced from artisan coffee shops and the levels of antioxidants in coffee get higher after it’s been brewed!

You only need a small amount and it can be used all over your body. The Cacoa one smells so good and it really did leave my skin feeling more awake and fresh as well as softer.

The tube key is used to make sure you can get every drop of scrub out of the tube and can also be used afterwards on any other tubed products 🙂

Sarah x

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Trying out a new sunscreen

The last few weeks we have had some quite nice weather in the UK and being on lockdown and not being blue to leave the house meant I was at home and in the garden a lot more than I usually would be! I have always struggled with the sun in the past as I get a really bad heat rash and so have been allergic to a lot of sun creams in the past but if I am in the sun for longer than half an hour then I try to either be covered up or try to put on sunscreen.

I have tried a lot of creams in the past but they have always been so thick and greasy and clog your skin which really doesn’t help with heat rashes! The Altruist range is designed specifically by dermatologists to be kind to your skin and to be used on sensitive skin.

Some really great points about this sunscreen are:

– Fragrance free

– No white marks

– Non sticky

– Affordable (SPF 50 is £8 for two x 100ml tubes and SPF 30 is £8.75 for two x 200ml tubes) and can be purchased on Amazon

– Hypoallergenic

Often sunscreen for sensitive skin or specialist creams are super expensive but this range is a great price considering.

I have been using the 30 on my body and the 50 on my face and it is really easy to apply and it feels like you are just applying a normal cream rather than a sun cream as it’s not sticky and doesn’t leave you with a white film. I always try to use SPF on y face if going outside as I use a retinol from the doctors for my acne it is important I don’t expose my face to the sun rays as it can make my skin very sore. I think SPF 50 is great for your face but I usually use a specific facial one but with this range you can use it on your body or face as it’s so gentle to the skin.

I have been really impressed with this sunscreen and would be interested to see how it performs next time I go abroad and see if I still get a heat rash!

Sarah x

*Contains gifted items*