Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser Review

Pros:

Perfume free.

Cons:

Takes ages to get your make-up off.

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After using the Cetaphil face and body lotion, I wanted to try their face cleanser, which is kind of a myth. Apparently both Charlize Theron and Zoe Saldana live by it…so I thought I‘d like some Charlize in my face too…It felt good knowing that it is perfume free and has a great reputation, so my expectations are through the roof. So I go home, and try to wash my make-up off..and what happens? Nothing gets washed off, I have to literally scrub eyes with this cleanser for 5 minutes to get my mascara off. The cleanser kind off just moved around the dirt on my face without actually removing it. And to remove the actual cleanser from my face I have to use very generous amounts off water and a lot of effort. So now we all know that Charlize and Zoe basically don‘t take off their make-up, and that‘s why they are always picture perfect, just like stars should be.

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Review of All You Need Is Me From True Organic of Sweden

Pros:

Helps damaged and dry skin in a beat.

Cons:

Doesn‘t really help my dry lips.

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The All You Need Is Me creme has been described as an organic version of the famous eight hours creme. I got very curious and wanted to try it, since the creme kind of sells itself even before you try it (95% organic/ yummy ingredients such as olive oil, bee vax, blueberry oil, shea butter, castor oil..)..I was very curious if it could live up to my high expectations. As usually I also got attached to the story behind the brand : the founder Tina, who is based in Sweden, wanted an organic product to treat sore nipples after breastfeeding and this creme was born. Even the package is produced in a sustainable way, being made of sugarcane. This creme has enjoyed quit a bit of success and is sold in multiple countries, so bravo Tina, we salute you!

The website of the company mentions multiple uses for the creme: first and foremost on dry skin, on sensitive baby skin (don‘t have one of those yet), on tired cuticles and even on your hair. I really tried to apply it in as many different ways as possible, to give you, dear readers, a good and complete report. First I used it on a very soar patch of skin which was on its way to turn into a wound (NOO i‘m not telling you its location), and seriously it worked really well in healing my skin. Then I tried it on dry and cracked lips, and I have to admit I was quit disappointed It didn‘t do any difference (nothing has – if anybody has any suggestions – email me). Then I went on vacation and my face started peeling like a fish, so I basically slept in this creme for a week – and it stopped the peeling (which no other creme could do!!). Last but not the least I tried it on my dry hands overnight – and yepp it works well. So my verdict is that this is a pricy creme (though it costs exactly the same as Eight Hour Creme), it is a good investment since you don‘t use much of it and you only use it when your dry skin needs a lot of TLC.

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The best and worst beauty products of 2015 – the complete list

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

Best budget product ever.

Best hair leave in treatment.

The DIY of the all.

The hair mask that changed our hair game.

The splurge of the year.

Best thing for your eyes (hey sexy cat eyes).

The oil that doesn‘t kill sensitive skin.

Best foundation to hide our pimples.

Algeas became our new favourite put-in-my-face thing, how random and awkward, but great result.

The body lotion of the body lotions that has been nourishing and loving to our winter skin.

And WHAT WE DID NOT LIKE:

Let this one stay away from your lashes.

This serum can stay where it belongs – far away from our face.

The body butter that left us wondering what the hell.

Our hands cried of anger after this one ( This one was pretty bad too though).

The splurge we regretted.

The concealer we will never repurchase.

Our lips were so mad with us after we used this one.

Thank you for a great 2015 and we are looking forward to guide you through another exciting year!

Rudolph Care: Acai Body Lotion

 

Pros:

Organic and free from harmful ingredients. Softens and hydrates skin.

Cons:

Glass bottle with pump: Not handy to travel with.

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I will start out by repeating what I wrote in an earlier review on a Rudolph Care product:

I have said it before, and I will say it again: I’m a fan of Rudolph Care. I love that they make products without harmful ingredients or chemicals. I think this is something that the entire beauty industry should focus a lot more on: We apply these products to our biggest absorbing organ (our skin) several times a day. I.e. when using products with perfume, chemicals and what-have-you, we feed our body with toxics, and the consequences is starting to show around the world. Okay, enough of me preaching (I just wish there were more ‘healthy’ products out there).

The Acai Body Lotion is a really nice lotion with a light smell. The bottle has a pump function that easily provides me with the lotion I need. The lotion is easy to apply to skin as it is not too thick. The skin is left soft and hydrated without feeling greasy. The Acai berry should help against signs of ageing.

Rudolph Care claims that the lotion can be used for sensitive, irritated and dry skin. Even for skin with a rash. This is also my experience. Here’s an example: My boyfriend and his sister has a tendency to get red spots/rash on their upper arms (I think they’re called something special, but I don’t remember the word). The Rudolph Care Acai Body Lotion is the only lotion that makes that rash go away.

I like to have one lotion that I just know works and that is good for my skin and my health. This one is my favourite when it comes to that, and you can actually use it for your hair if it’s a bit dry. Just apply a little to the ends…

 

Overall: starstarstarstarstar

Value for money: starstarstarstarnostar

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Budget Tip: Coconut oil

Ok I know – EVERY blogger out there uses coconut oil, loves it and can’t stop writting about it. Which is also how I discovered it.  Now I have tried using it as a hair mask – and to be honest it was rather avarage, it doesn’t work as a quick fix – it has to stay on for hours and hours before you see any result and by then you and your sheets are tired of the smell of Pina Colada.

But it is worth using it on your skalp, I have a horribly dry skalp and have tried tons of pharmacy products with no success and therefor I now religiously massage in the oil and leave it for hours, embracing the hours I have to spend washing it out. Also it is a zillion cheaper than this product, and works much better.

Summary: great for very dry body parts, pretty tedious as a hair mask due to the hours you have to leave it in.

Do you agree?

Rudolph Care: Body Oil

 

Pros:

This body oil is just simply yummy: It’s organic and has that natural “Rudolph smell”.

Cons:

Expensive. In a glass bottle.

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I have to admit this right away: I’m a fan on Rudolph Care. I love that the products are organic, without harmful ingredients and then I just love Andrea’s story (she’s the founder of Rudolph’s Care, by the way). Did I mention she’s Danish? (Like me, *cough cough*).

Now, to the product: This Acai body oil has a lovely smell, it has a nice consistency, and even though it’s a body oil, it doesn’t lay on the surface of my skin and make everything greasy. It makes my skin very soft: I have a tendency to get small dry bumps on my skin, further my elbows can get dry in the winter: I used a HAY scrubbing glove in the shower and finished off with this Acai body oil, and now they’re gone.

The only minus is that it’s very expensive and that there’s only 100 ml per bottle.

 

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Body Shop Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion

Pros:

Makes your feet softer than soft and really smells of peppermint.

Cons:

Doesn’t really cool your feet down as promised neither does it take off the heavy sensation in your feet

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If you want smooth feet this lotion is a good idea- put it on a thick layer, let it dry, put on socks and go to bed, and next day you will wake up with smooth skin on your feet, it even helps getting rid of some of the very dry skin on your heels if used extensively. It doesn’t however make your feet feel more cool or tired. Its a good lotion for your feet but no miracle cream with extra perks beyond soft skin.

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