Emma S Jasmine Facial Toner Review

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Pros:

Keeps my skin hydrated whilst removing impurities.

Cons:

You need a lot per use.

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I‘m obsessed with facial toners – I still remember my first one – my skin never felt so clean. This toner smells lightly of jasmine and also contains cucumber (simplicity for the win). I really like how clean my skin feels after use (and I can see how much dirt and sun powder it gets off my face). Most importantly it doesn‘t dry out my skin, and leaves it feeling hydrated. A minus? You need pretty much per use, but the price is reasonable so it makes up for it.

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Emma S Sugar Lime Body Lotion Review

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Pros:

The smell lingers on my skin for long = very important.

Cons:

Not for those on a budget.

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I think most readers of this blog know by now that I‘m a biiig fan of Swedish Emma S Wiklund – the woman not only a sassy enterpeneur with a truly inspirational career from model to business owner, but she also gave some of the essentials in my daily skin care routine – I use her face cleansing oil and serum daily. And my skin thanks me for it daily too.

This body lotion is a true treat – it gets absorbed fast (a must for me), makes my skin very hydrated and smells great. The lime caramel is an unexpected combination  – and the result is not too sweet but very comforting and pleasant (and not dull aka you don‘t smell of your grandmas caramel cookies or old perfume). And you need a little per use. Negatives – this is not a budget product – but more in the “treat yourself” end of the spectrum.

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Emma S Treatment Overnight Repair Mask Review

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Pros:

Makes my skin very soft after use.

Cons:

Takes long time to get absorbed.

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Those of you who have followed this blog for a while, know that I‘m a fan of Emma S – the Swedish brand, making some great stuff for a pretty reasonable price. This mask is of high quality, but doesn‘t beat my old favourites from Emma S. – their cleansing oilcleansing oil, and enzyme peel face mask. The mask promises to make my skin beautiful in the morning and relieve signs of stress. Having just started a new job and with cold autumn coming up I thought this boost is just what I need, and that anything promising to reduce my fine lines (which are starting to show their ugly face) – is a go. My verdict is that it definitely adds loads of hydration, and makes my skin more smooth and luminous – making it nicer to wake up and look in the mirror. I‘m not sure about those signs of stress – but maybe it‘s because I simply don‘t have any (wishful thinking). What I don‘t like is that the mask takes a long time to get absorbed, so I kind of have to wander around my place for a while before heading to bed after application.

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Emma S. Treatment Enzyme Peel Review

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Pros:

Makes pimples and black heads disappear.

Cons:

The price.

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I have very soft skin, and rarely have problems with pimples. Though I have blackheads – but if I stay away from the mirror when I‘m wearing my glasses/lenses I actually don‘t see them (and don‘t try to squeeze them out). I have used peeling since I was 16 and I tend to use a cheap Russian scrub containing apricot shell powder – but this mask from Emma S has taken removal of dead skin cells to another level. I use it about 3-4 times a month, and my skin feels baby smooth afterwards. The peeling contains AHA acids and makes your skin tingle, though the package warns you that your skin can turn red I have never experienced that. I use it to remove excess oils and dead cells from my skin.

Since many of your like to read out reviews which aim at acne prone skin and what one does with such problems, I asked my sisters take on this peel which she also uses. She has had a lot of problems with oily skin, acne and blackheads (read more about it here) and here is her take on this mask: First and foremost, a person with acne is not allowed to exfoliate ones skin mechanically (aka with a scrub) but only with peelings – such as acids or enzymes. When I first used it I got surprised that my skin turned warm and red already after 30 minutes – since products this “strong” are usually sold at salons, and not in “regular” cosmetic shops. My face was red for a pretty long while after use – so don‘t use this one when you are heading out somewhere afterwards. After a few uses I saw that my blackheads were reduced in size, and the “small” pimples on my forehead disappeared. It has not changed anything in my acne situation – not for the better or for worst. But I really liked that I can use this chemical peel on my sensitive acne skin and feel and see some result. This peeling is expensive, but the tube lasted me for about 2-3 months when used 1-2 times a week..

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Emma S Warm Beach Body Wash Review

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Pros:

Smells of a summer beach – just like promised.

Cons:

Its price.

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This whole winter has been a looong longing for a summery and warm vacation – and finally its here (I‘m writing this post from sunny Florida yay – don‘t miss the layers). To help me getting through those cold days I‘ve read a few good books set in exotic places, watched too many episodes of Anthony Bourdains culinary adventures – but also used some body products whose smell of summer made me feel my bathroom was a beach. One of them was this Emma S shower gel  – which smells of coconut, sandelwood and fig. It lathers well and leaves a nice scent lingering on my skin and in the bathroom. And it doesn‘t dry out my skin – which I love. It‘s a bit pricey but one needs some luxuries sometimes and this is one of mine.

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Review of Emma S Cleansing Oil

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Pros:

Takes away make-up very well and can be used as a “semi-oil”.

Cons:

You get a lot of oil per pump.

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This is my first cleansing oil (this blog contains many firsts and I am very happy to have you with me on this adventure of beauty dear readers).

First and foremost I really love the smell of this oil, the smell reminds me of my grandmothers creams and sun oils, and therefore lazy summer days spent on the country side. Secondly it works great on my skin. Normally my skin likes to break out when I use oils, but I have not noticed anything like that, using this cleansing oil. Sometimes when I feel like I need a break from my evening routine I just use this cleanser, and no tonic afterwards and skip the creams, and the result is my skin still feels hydrated. It removes make-up very well (even when you accidentally smudge mascara on your forehead). The only minus is the price and that you get much more then needed per pump.

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Review of Emma S Sensitive Facial Oil Serum

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Pros:

This is the first facial oil I can use without getting pimples or my skin starting to itch.

Cons:

A bit pricey and small bottle.

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Emma S is a Swedish brand, whose products I have reviewed before, which was started by supermodel Emma S Wiklund. I really like the idea of using products from small brands with strong ideas and ethics rather then the multi-billion dollar cooperations who already made enough money, and therefore I get extremely excited when finding a brilliant product made with love and strong beliefs.

I love oils and I love serums, so this is a great combination for me, especially since its specifically made for sensitive skin. Because despite my love of oils my skin can not handle them, and I tend to break out or get blackheads after just a few days of use. Since oils are so hyped, I keep on trying my luck (yes im one of those people who purchase things after reading about them in a magazine) and getting disappointed.

The serum oil has a nice silky feeling, is perfume free, sinks in fast and works well with my regular cream (does not get sticky or takes ages to sink in). I started using it at the end of the summer, when my skin was hydrated, and it still blended in well without causing the usual pimples my skin is prone to when getting over-hydrated or when I use oil. The best part is that I can really see an instant result on my skin when using it, I wake up with smoother and more radiant looking skin. The minuses are that the bottle is 30 ml making the product a bit pricy.

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