Saturday, 29 December 2012


best of 2012: skincare

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Full Reviews: Origins Out of Trouble Mask, Origns Make A Difference Cream, Ren Glycolatic PeelAlpha H Liquid Gold, La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo
Origins Clear Improvement Mask: I love this mask for those days where my skin looks really congested and it's about to breakout. It works wonders at drawing out all the impurities from under the skin and briging it all to the surface. Packed full of White Clay and Charcoal this mask feels really medicinal and you can feel it working as it hardens. It by no means is a "one night wonder", your spots don't disappear the next day, but I can definitely see the difference after using this.

Origins Make A Difference Cream: While my skin isn't dry it can get really dehydrated. Oily skin suffers can often get dehydrated skin because most moisturisers for oily skin dry the skin out. But then I find creams designed for dry skin form a layer on my skin leaving it feeling over saturated and greasy. This cream sinks beautifully into my skin leaving my face feeling plumped, even and correctly balanced. It has a lovely cooling feeling on the face too which is perfect when my skin is feeling angry and inflamed.

REN Glycolatic Peel: I tried a few REN masks this year but this radiance boosting one has to be my favourite. My skin can look fairly sallow which is down to the fact I have a pale olive skin tone naturally so I'm always looking for products to give me radiance. This has worked wonders on reducing my scarring while leaving my skin smooth and clear. The fruity acids are a nice gentle exfoliator for the skin.

Alpha H Liquid Peel: Believe the hype. Alpha H liquid gold was a cult beauty product that really got big in the blogging world recently and I was skeptical of all the hype. Chemical exfoliators were a new concept to me, the idea of putting something on my face like that terrified me. However once I'd used it once I knew it was one for me! It helped clear up a large ammount of my hyper pigmentation and my scarring. I also feel it speeds up the healing time of my breakouts while also helping make my skin look radiant, glowing and tight. It's hard to explain how it makes my skin look after I've used it without trying it out for yourself.

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo: A recent addition to my skincare routine but I have to say it's one of the best skincare products I've ever tried. I suffer a lot from hormonal and dairy based breakouts (I just cant resist that damn cheese!) and this has been my go-to product to clear it up. I use this twice daily all over my face before makeup. As well as aiding the healing time of breakouts, the overall texture of my skin has vastly improved and it's really reduced my pore size too which is an added bonus. I've even gone as far to buy a backup of this already as I adore it so much. It's hardly the most luxe skincare item I own but it does the job for sure!




24 comments:

  1. Great picks! Will definitely try the alpha h peel out! :)

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  2. i've never understood, do you use effeclar duo as a moisturiser? and do you use liquid gold before or after your serum at night?

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  3. I got an Origins Mask Marvels set for Christmas and used the Clear Improvement mask the other day. Love it! xo

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  4. I'm glad you mentioned the Origins moisturizer. I think my skin is the same as yours. It's going on my to-try list! I've been curious about the Liquid Gold, too, but it's so expensive! Do you think it's worth the price? How often do you use it?

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  5. I love origins I find pretty much all of their products are amazing
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  6. I love the make a difference moisturiser, one of my favourites of the year too x

    srslylou.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Nice picks! I really want to try Origins Xx

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  8. I really want to try origins and ren products, looks &sounds like they are worth it! <3 xo

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  9. The Alpha H Liquid gold turn my skin from normal to a grease ball. I hate the stuff.

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  10. I loveeeee Origins! It's such a brilliant all round brand, and I so want to try the Effaclar Duo
    Gem xx

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  11. I've really gotten into skin care in the last six months or so and I find your reviews incredibly helpful!!

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  12. I really want to try out the Origins Clear Improvement mask, I currently use Out of Trouble when my skin has its really off days which helps a lot :)

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas! :)

    Sarah @sarahlouxo.com xx

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  13. loveee the origins mask and this series of posts! x

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  14. I lovelovelove everything from the Origins range, can't say I've tried a product from there that wasn't a success! x

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  15. I have FINALLY found a place were Origins is availble in Australia, for anyone else wondering Mecca Cosmetica stocks many Origins & other international brands!
    Can't wait to try some of their products :)

    http://ashsbeautybag.blogspot.com.au/

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  16. I have the Origins maks, which I love, and all of the others look right up my street! Especially that La Roche Posay product. I feel like I've heard a lot of buzz about it, but never actually knew what it was supposed to do. Can't wait to check it out further! xx

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  17. Great skin care xx

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  18. I love your skincare products!
    ♥,
    Shari
    The Misty Mom

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  19. La roche posay effaclar DUO is my HG skin care product , I ALWAYS repurchase this , it cleared up my skin completely

    Liyana ♥

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  20. Thanks for mentioning the crux of 2012 skincare.
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  21. Thanks for providing great information, i really like your blog informative post.. Great job..!!

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  22. Great one, will definitely buy the Origin for my mom. and all those are good skin care products

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  23. I have my marriage in June and have been taking care of my skin a lot. But I want to know if there are any skin care tips or fasical masks that would be helpful and what sort of skin care should I take for a clear and glowing skin .

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