Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Dermalogica C-12 Pure Bright Serum Review

Dermalogica C-12 Pure Bright Serum Review

I'm often asked by readers and friends alike 'What can I do about my brown spots?' Most of us at one point of another will experience a form of hyper-pigmentation or what is most commonly referred to as brown spots. 


My number one tip is to use adequate broad spectrum sun protection daily, along with removing all irritating ingredients including fragrance and solvent alcohols from any products in a skincare routine. As well as eliminating the bad products, there are a number of products I personally recommend to assist in reducing the severity of hyper-pigmentation not the least of which is Dermalogica's C-12 Pure Bright Serum*.

This ultra lightweight, fluid, fast absorbing lotion like serum contains antioxidants, plant extracts, emollients, skin repairing ingredients and cell communicating ingredients including potential skin lightening oligopeptides, best of all the formula is fragrance free and irritant fee. Full ingredients include:

Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Palmaria Palmata Extract, Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract, Oligopeptide-34, Oligopeptide-51, Squalane, Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, Polysorbate 60, Phytic Acid, Zinc Glycinate, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.


Dermalogica C-12 Pure Bright Serum Review

Apply to freshly cleansed and toned skin, prior to moisturiser or in-conjunction, once or twice a day. I personally enjoy mixing it with a vitamin C serum prior to moisturising and have been very pleased with the results.

Like most skin care concerns I believe the best approach is a well rounded one. To effectively treat hyper-pigmentation refrain from relying on one sole ingredient but instead try using a cocktail of ingredients including but not limited to hydroquinone, alpha hydroxy acids, vitamin C and retinol.

Dermalogica's C-12 Pure Bright Serum* is a great product to add into an already established skin care routine, and particularly worth a look for those who have previously experienced sensitivity to retinol, AHA's or vitamin C.


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Sunday, July 24, 2016

Rimmel Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Lipsticks Review

Rimmel Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Lipsticks Review

I've been enjoying many of the new releases from Rimmel lately and the new Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Lipsticks are no exception. 


Liquid lipsticks may be here there and everywhere right now but I am definitely more of a traditional lipstick girl. There's something about a creamy lipstick that just looks so delectable on pillowy lips, I'll take healthy, hydrated, youthful looking lips over dry, cracked, caking liquid lipstick any day.

The new Rimmel Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Lipsticks* make for the perfect daily lipstick, ideal for all occasions, in fact these lipsticks have been the only lip products I have been reaching for on a daily basis. When a product makes it into your handbag immediately after first swatch, you know it's a keeper!

Rimmel Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Lipsticks Review

Formulated with Mango Seed Butter along with vitamins A, C & E, these lipsticks feel incredibly comfortable and are effortless to apply. The formula is lightweight, conditioning and very forgiving on imperfections. The finish is glossy without a hint of tackiness, and the subtle juicy mango scent dissipates soon after application. If you are a little put off by strong punches of colour or simply enjoy sheerer opacity in your lipsticks the Rimmel Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine* are a must have, each shade (excluding the lighter nudes) give the lips a beautiful tint but allow the natural pigmentation of your lips to peak through. I am particularly fond of tapping the lipstick onto the lips and patting out the colour with my finger for a natural looking flush of colour.

Is anyone else getting Dior Addict Lip Glow vibes from the girly packaging too? Props to Rimmel for keeping true to the traditional lipstick bullet shape, if you remember my review of the Rimmel The Only 1 Lipsticks* you may recall that I wasn't too impressed by their awkward shape. You will be happy to know that the Rimmel Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Lipsticks* are super easy to apply even for the most inexperienced makeup novice. Like any other glossy lipstick formulation, don't expect all day longevity, keep your lipstick on hand for touch ups throughout the day

Rimmel Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Lipsticks Review
From top to bottom: 100 Woke Up Like This, 200 Glow Rious Pink, 300 Pink Rules, 500 Red-Y Set Go!, 600 Spin All Spring, 700 Better & Brighter. 

My personal top picks from the range include Red-Y, Set, Go! a stunning red apple shade, Spin All Spring a beautiful coral which is hands down the only coral shade to date I have fallen head over heels for and Better and Brighter a stunning rosy brown nude perfect for every day wear.

The Rimmel Moisture Renew Sheer & Shine Lipsticks* are hardly a revolutionary makeup product but they've absolutely won me over.

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