3 New Skincare Product Reviews

I’m a skincare, makeup and beauty junkie and I’m forever scouring the shelves to find new products to test and review.

Today I share 3 new skincare products I have been loving lately and what they can do for you too.

Please remember to patch test all new products before applying directly to your face. I have a video especially on that right here if you’re wondering what I mean πŸ™‚

The first 2 product recommendations are by the skincare company calledΒ The Ordinary. So if you’re not familiar with the brand The Ordinary is a branch company falling under the umbrella of DECIEM better known as, “The Abnormal Beauty Company”. They’re free of parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, animal oils, formaldehyde, mercury, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, benzalkonium chloride, coal tar dyes, formaldehyde, mercury, oxybenzone. It’s also not tested on animals which is a plus in my book.

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Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% – This is a chemical peel formulation of lactic acid and Hyaloronic Acid. Lactic Acid being the most mildest form of AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) making it the most popular you can find. It also makes it perfect for anyone new to experimenting with acids on their face. Hyaloronic Acid actually moisturizes your skin so it’s nice to have the both combined for this product because we all need hydration.

It comes in a frosted, eye dropper bottle with 30ml or 1 fl oz and you can place a couple of drops on your face and rub in with clean fingers. Packaging directs you to use everyday as a PM product but my skin can’t handle that, so I use it 1-2 times a week being careful not to over exfoliate because remember it is an AHA. I actually use a Q-Tip/cotton ear bud to dab it on my closed comedones. What I love about it is that it effectively reduces the appearance of my texture and smooths my skins appearance.

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The second product recommendation is Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% – Visibly targets aging skin and uneven skin tone. What I love about this product is that is slowly but surely helping reduce the hyper pigmentation ‘acne scars’ of pinkish, purple and red dots under my skin. It comes in a grey and white squeeze tube and the formula has a very gritty texture and you will feel a tingling sensation. Remember if it continues for longer than 10 minutes then remove it immediately.

Importantly, please be sure to follow a thorough sun protection regimen and reduce sun exposure whilst using these products.

You can purchase The Ordinary skin care products if you’re in Australia from Priceline, Priceline Pharmacies and MYER, UK- ASOS and Beauty Bay, USA and Canada – Sephora. Also check the website for more locations closer to wherever you may live in the world.

Third and final product review is a mask that I picked up on sale 2 weeks ago by my favorite skincare brand Neutrogena.

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Hydro Boost 100% Hydrogel MaskΒ -(It’s a sheet mask so be prepared to look like Hannibal Lecter) – Quenches the skin to deeply hydrate and leaves skin supple. I have been on the hunt for a good mask that wouldn’t break me out. I tried clay mud masks before and ended up with a whole heap of closed comedones and threw it out pretty quickly.

Recommendation is to leave on your face for 20-30 minutes for an intense treatment.Β Why I love this is because it felt so cool, so soothing and nice on my face and certainly left it feeling soft and plump up until the next morning. The only trouble I found was that it practically slid right out of the packet and I nearly dropped it on the floor so be careful with that!

The skin on our face sure needs a pampering once in a while, why not try out these 3 products if you’re suffering with skin texture, aging, uneven skin tone or hyper pigmentation? Have you got any holy grail skin care products you’d like to share? Let me know in the comments below and remember to love your health!

Dee X πŸ™‚

Purging V Breaking Out

I feel like a kid in a candy shop. I honestly love looking at the fully stacked shelves of products and stand skimming the ingredients list in the aisles for a solid 10 minutes of potential new products.

A few blog posts ago I mentioned I was running low on some of my holy grail skin care products and found myself at my local drugstore/pharmacy.

I happened upon a skin care brand, The Ordinary. The prices were reasonable and the white packaging had me like a moth to a flame. This little guy tugged at my heart and whispered, “take me home”. So naturally I placed him gently in my hand basket and carried him and another holy grail product to the counter.

So as per usual I patch tested my new buddy on my left cheek, under my eye. If anything that would be my problem area and if I were to react, then I’d know in the morning. Luckily for me, I didn’t suffer any problems *thank you skin*

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The next evening (it’s recommended to use as a PM product) I got to enjoy placing a few steady drops over my face and rubbing it in all over. I sure was pleasantly surprised the next day when some of my stubborn closed comedones looked flatter and smoother over those areas.

Now I must mention, I have some experience with chemical exfoliants as I use Nip + Fab Glycolic Pads which contain both AHA’s and BHA’s. Please be sure that you are not using these products more than the recommended amount of time because you WILL over exfoliate and wreak havoc on your face.

Containing Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2% (Hyaluronic Acid). Lactic Acid an AHA derived from sour milk products have the benefit of turning over skin cells and causing the least amount of irritation which makes it a great starting point if you’re new to the whole chemical exfoliation thing. Hyaluronic Acid helps with tissue repair and aids in reducing inflammation to your skin. A++ in my eyes.

Like many a time before, trial and error of skin care products left me wondering if it was normal to breakout all of a sudden when starting to use a new product or was I reacting to it? Would it get better or worse in time? I recently made a video on how to know which your skin could be experiencing so check it out if you’re in a bit of a spot with a new product you’re testing out.

For now I am quite happy with this new product and I’m now scouring the net for more recommendations on this brand πŸ™‚

Remember to patch test all new products on a sensitive part of your skin you know you suffer breakouts with and behind your neck or behind your ear when testing for allergic reactions.

I may update with more products in future but for now, as always love your health!

Dee X

Disclaimer: I am not a Doctor, Dermatologist, Beauty Therapist, or Esthetician, I just love skincare and health and love sharing what I learn with you. Always seek medical advice if unsure.