The Body Shop Aloe Soothing Rescue Cream-Mask Review

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Pros:

Makes my skin feel very hydrated.

Cons:

No extra benefits to my skin but hydration.

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I think that 2017 will be all about aloe vera for me. 2016 was a year when I obsessed about rose and lavender (and still do a bit) – bit this year I feel like the calming ingredients should calm my skin instead of my hurricane mind. So therefore I got this mask – after being in the sun the first to months of 2017 (lucky me) – I felt like my skin needed some extra hydration, and this mask was pretty reasonable priced so I couldn‘t resist.

Verdict: the mask is like a fat cream. I doesn‘t irritate my skin, and you only need a thin layer. Results: very smooth, calm and hydrated skin. Just like one would expect after a fat face cream (except fat face creams usually make me break out so I prefer this mask).

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Origins Out of Trouble Mask Review

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Pros:

Smell of camphor makes me believe this is really working.

Really keeps its promises to reduce grease and works as anti-inflamatory.

Cons:

Take care on more sensitive areas, and avoid using where it is not needed, as is might dry out and stress the skin.

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Winter is coming, and that means bye bye glowey, healty, easy going skin.. And welcome increasingly greasy, grey skin with random pimple outbursts on cheeks, that never ever heal. Winter for me is tough, one should think that scandinavian genes would have prepared us for month on month with no sunlight… But winter always fucks up my skin. And while I cover up my unshaven legs in layers of pantyhoes and jeans, my face is the only thing I need to take care of. SO one of the things I struggle with during winter is greasy skin with the occasional pimples that wont go away.  In my search for a mask that actually shows results, I stumbled over this one. And let me say, it is efficient. Almost too efficient, by that I mean, it can be a bit harsh on the skin, so I only use it on trouble area (in my case forehead). Once a week, or when needed, and the effect is long lasting – but that I mean that it reduced grease and works in an anti-inflammatory way – making my skin less prone to break-outs.  This mask almost feels pharmaceutical withs its potpourri of all the famous ingredients, that say bye bye pimples and grease: zink oxide, salicylic acid, sulfur, and camphor! This smell just says, “this is working!”.

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DanishSkinCare Smooth Skin Treatment Review

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Pros:

Reduces pores and black spots. Decreases the amount of pimples I have.

Cons:

Not suitable for sensitive skin

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I bought this skin tonic as I read some remarkable stories from girls who were helped for their pimples and black heads. It also claimed that it could reduce poresize. Since I am 30 years pimples are luckily rare i my face. But I have struggled with large pores and black heads since I was a teenager.  So this was last step, and I really think it have helped my skin thanks to effective ingredients like salicylic acid and niacinamide. The first two or the times I used it my sensitive skin turned irritated and red, but after some days use my skin tolerated it. I can recommend it to people with not sensitive skin, who struggle with teenage skin and black spots and pores. Seriously they can really make you miserable – especially when many and uncontrollable.

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Clinique Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup Review

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Pros:

The package lasts for loooong.

Cons:

Is‘t absorbed on naturally oily skin.

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I‘m the beauty fairy with the problem oily acne prone skin (read some of my previous reviews here and here – describing my journey looking for the best make-up for my pain in the a… skin). This foundation is supposed to be oil controlling and absorb shine, saying that is “wears beautifully all day”.  First and foremost it is not light-weighted (as promised) – but rather thick in its texture. Secondary it is not absorbed but rather travels my face on top of my natural oil – those of you who have oily skin you get this – for the rest of you lucky people: my make-up is moved around because this foundation does not absorb the oil at all. Thirdly if you use a powder on top of this foundation you look like horrible like the most unnatural one can look with make-up on ever. Not recommended unless its Halloween. This foundation together with the anti-blemish solutions make-up – are the two products Clinique make for problem prone skin – and honestly none of these two are good in my opinion. But I prefer the anti-blemish foundation to this one since it feels lighter on my skin and doesn‘t move around my face as much during the day.

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Clinique Beyond Perfecting Powder Foundation Review

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Pros:

Nice package.

Cons:

Looks pretty unnatural.

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It got tricked. I walked into the store looking for a transparent oil absorbing powder – but came out with a powder foundation plus concealer powder. What was I thinking ? I was not thinking obviously and I was tricked.  I think sometimes the salespeople speak to our inner selves – the salesperson that day was just trying to cover up my acne for me.

Verdict: this powder covers up well, you get 14,5 grams of powder per package (usually you get 9). The package is pretty, functional, and has a big mirror. The powder is supposed to hydrate dry parts of the skin, but instead of giving a nice matte touch, my skin turns shiny and oily within a few hours after the use of this powder. The powder piles up on my skin and looks very unnatural.

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THE BEST AND WORST BEAUTY PRODUCTS OF 2016 – THE COMPLETE LIST

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Happy new year lovelies, we have made a small list of what we loved and worshipped this year:

The facial oil of this year that brought our face out of the winter darkness..

This is where we got out grapefruit fix from in 2016…

The splurge of the year – which was well worth it..

This body oil made our bathroom feel like a warm coconut beach vacation all year long

The lavender oil that puts us to bed like babies was a favourite during this sleep deprived year.

This serum made our year a biiiiit prettier

The budget product of the year was … look here.

The hair brush which became our favourite hair thing in 2016..

…but this one also did wonders to our hair.

And WHAT WE DID NOT LIKE (wasted our money on):

The powder from hell…

The face mask which did nothing of what it promised (see the full list of face masks we won‘t repurchase here).

The ecological lemongrass disappointment of 2016 goes to this shea body butter

This rose lip balm made us (and our wallet) very very sad.

The scrubb which robbed us and made no difference to out skin!

The Kiehl‘s disappointment of the year was this one.

The foundation that made us look beyond unnatural and was just not worth a penny of our hard earned salary.

Thank you for a great 2016 and we are looking forward to guide you through the beauty jungle for another marvellous year!

Beauté Pacifique Deep Pore Cleansing Mask Review

Pros:

Good mask option for girls and guys with problem skin.

Cons:

Doesn‘t clean out my pores.

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Beauté Pacifique Deep Pore Cleansing Mask is a white creamy clay mask that gives you fresh looking skin after use. It has a mild fruity scent which is nice and understated. It apparently has a unisex appeal as my boyfriend has used up half the tube! As for deep pore cleansing, I haven’t ever found clay masks particularly ground breaking, and this one isn’t either. They just can’t do the same as scrubs or medical products but they can reduce shine and astringe pore-size. This one has an added calming cooling effect on the skin which feels great, and isn’t too drying unlike many clay masks. I also like the fact that it’s white so it doesn’t make a huge mess around the sink when I splash it off. The mask isn’t too harsh on sensitive or acne-prone skin, so it’s also a good home-spa option for delicate winter skin.

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Clinique Foundation Anti-Blemish Solutions Liquid Makeup Review

Pros:

A bottle lasts me for 7 months.

Cons:

Does not reduce outbreaks or blemishes at all.

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This foundation is a part of the Clinique series for us poor people suffering from pimples and oily skin. The foundation not only promises to cover all that sh…t up but also controls oily skin and treats blemishes. It should also help prevents future break-outs (its basically a make-up version of your mum which tells you to stop eating unhealthy and get some sleep and tadaaaa the outbreaks are gone and you are the prom queen). My verdict: the foundation is pretty heavy, which doesn‘t really give a natural look. Especially since I use a powder on top, which basically gives my skin a grey color when I‘m done caused by this heavy make-up overdose. It covers up my pimples though. I have unfortunately been using it for a few years (its an abusive relationship, I can‘t see the point and I can‘t get out), and it has not at all prevented any outbreaks or diminished my blemishing tendencies. A bottle lasts about 7 months, and I use it daily. Reading my own review I realise it is time to move on.

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Murad: Exfoliating Blemish Treatment Gel

 

Pros:

Reduces blemishes dramatically

Cons:

Does not work on severe acne. Can be “harsh” on your skin.

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The Murad Blemish Control series is “clinically proven to rapidly clear breakouts and restore smooth skin without dryness or irritation.” (Source: Murad). The Exfoliating Blemish Treatment Gel is “step two” in Murad’s series of four products that consist of a Clarifying Cleanser (check out the  review of the Clarifying Wipes), the Exfoliating Blemish Treatment Gel, the Blemish Spot Treatment and the Skin Perfecting Lotion.

I don’t suffer from acne or breakout often so I don’t use all four products listed above, but I do get a pimple once in a while. When I do, I am ready for it with this gel. I simply apply it to the pimple before bedtime and the next day the pimple is remarkably reduced. The gel lasts for ages when used that way and I know that I have a way to fight pimples when they pop up from nowhere.

I have heard that the four step system is great if you suffer from blemishes and outbreaks on a more regular basis, but I have not tried it myself. If you have severe acne, this Murad treatment will probably not work, as you need something that can really kill the Acne bacterias (and not only on the outside). However, it might help reduce it a little.

My skin is very sensitive and my cosmetologist told me not to use this Blemish Treatment Gel on my entire face, but only on outbreaks as it can be very harsh on sensitive skin.

Overall, the Mural Exfoliating Blemish Treatment Gel is great for reducing blemishes when they appear once in a while, and I can also recommend it if you have blemish-prone skin and suffer from outbreaks regularly. However, for treating severe acne you should probably go to a professional Dermatologist (and not just a cosmetologist) to make sure you’re getting the right guidance and throwing your money after the right treatment for you.

 

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