La Roche Posay Toleriane Fluid

Hi beauties,

Today is the turn of La Roche Posay Toleriane Fluid. I tried this out when my skin was playing up earlier on in the year to help with the redness, flaking and general irritation that was going on.

Toleriane is La Roche Posay’s line for sensitive skin (although the cleanser has SLS in – grr!!) and Fluide is the lightest in the range. It’s almost a liquid texture, it says its non-oily but I did find this leaving a bit of a greasy look to my skin after application which I wasn’t keen on.

I would love to say that I found this made a great difference to my skin, unfortunately it didn’t at all. I didn’t like the greasy after feel and look. I would rather use Cicaplast and put up with how shiny that is for the the much better results that gives.

Unfortunately Toleriane Fluide is a fail for me, I find La Roche Posay is a little bit hit and miss at times. There are fabulous products that I really love like Cicaplast, but this and Serozinc that everyone raves over didn’t work for me. Just shows we are all different and we can’t love everything!!

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

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Dr Organic Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Creamy Face Wash

Hi beauties

Today sees the turn of Dr Organic Moroccan Argan Oil Creamy Face Wash, this is a recent launch for Dr Organic, I am a huge fan of the brand so couldn’t resist giving this a try.

This face wash is gorgeous, a beautifully light silky cream texture, you apply it to damp skin and then you can rinse off or remove with a cloth. To be honest to call this a face wash is a little bit of an insult, in my opinion Creamy Face Wash is more of a cream cleanser. A face wash implies to me a cheap SLS based something in a tube you can get in Boots or Superdrug, this is MUCH better than that!

Creamy Face Wash is brilliant for both AM and PM cleanse, it takes off makeup easily and doesn’t make your skin feel tight. The texture is the same as the First Aid Beauty, the kind of moussey however it doesn’t strip my skin like the First Aid Beauty Cleanser did. I’ve convinced my Mum to ditch the face wipes (I know!!) and use this cleanser instead. She loves the Argan range, using many of the products due to the beautiful spicy warming scent that is typical of this part of Dr Organic’s line.

This is also excellent value for money, a 150ml tube is £6.99. As usual a little goes a long way so don’t make the mistake of using too much. Available to buy from Holland and Barrett in store and online.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Senspa Relaxing Body Wash

Hi beauties,

Today I have a body wash from Senspa, in their relaxing scent.

I was really impressed with the Body Butter from this range, the fragrance is absolutely divine, it contains essential oils of Lavender, Bergamot, Patchouli and Geranium.

This body wash contains no SLS, so very gentle on your skin. This is what I look for in every product as it’s something that irritates me both in skin and personally lol. You don’t need to use a lot of this either so it’s great value for money. It’s £6.99 for a 200ml tube, I find one tube lasts me a good 3-4 months.

Relaxing Body wash is a definite repurchase, I adore the scent and it makes my skin feel lovely and soft afterwards and it’s brilliant value. Available at Waitrose and directly from Senspa.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Beauty Pie Super Healthy Skin Daily Vitamin Defense Serum

Hi beauties,

I’ve been buying from Beauty Pie for quite some time now and have amassed quite a collection of products. The first serum I tried was the Super Healthy Skin Daily Vitamin Defense Serum.

This serum is for anyone who is concerned with fine lines and wrinkles, pollution, and dehydration. It’s a one stop shop for antioxidants, Super Healthy Skin contains Superox C which comes from the Kakadu Plum to fight free radicals and improve radiance.

Super Healthy Skin has a really light silky texture, sinks in easily and makes your skin feel so soft afterwards. It’s soothing as well as hydrating, my skin really likes this serum. It’s a pleasure to use and doesn’t have an overpowering scent to it. It’s light and fresh and doesn’t linger. It works well underneath moisturiser, with other serums and with oils too without the dreaded pilling. My skin always felt more plump and hydrated after use.

Super Healthy Skin is £10.24 for members and £80 for non members. I would buy this again, I have two other Beauty Pie serums so I’m interested to see how they stack up against this one. For details of how to join Beauty Pie go to http://www.beautypie.com.

Till next time

Lucy xxx

Bioderma Hydrabio Masque

Hi beauties

I have the Bioderma Hydrabio Masque today, I bought it earlier on in the year but it wasn’t until recently that I started testing it properly.

I was really surprised by this mask, the texture is quite thin and I wondered if it would be hydrating enough. I needed not have worried, this a remarkable mask that I consider an SOS product. Perfect for any time your skin is dry and dehydrated and its so quick to use too!

As the weather has been so much warmer my skin has been far more oily but with the heat and the new fan that I have on the highest setting, my skin has felt drier and tighter so I thought I would give this a try.

After cleansing I popped a layer of this on, it says to leave it on for 10 minutes but in the end I left it on a bit longer. The results are brilliant. The light texture means it sinks in so quickly, it has what I think of as a “skincare smell” not overpowering, slightly fresh and not intrusive.

I love this mask, I think its one of those products that is a quick fix. Not just at this time of year but all year round. I think it would be just as good in the winter time what with central heating. I bought it from easyparapharmacie.co.uk and currently its £7.99.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Burt’s Bees Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream

Hi beauties,

Today a product from Burts Bees, Shea Butter Hand Repair Cream.

I love a good hand cream, I have many of them in my possession. It’s one category of skincare/bodycare products that I buy the most of apart from Cleansers.

This is a lovely rich cream, think L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream rich but I definitely prefer the Burts Bees version. Not only is it just as rich and comforting as L’Occitane, I prefer the fragrance of Burts Bees, it’s more of a lavender scent and the price is much cheaper. For the equivalent size of 90g L’Occitane is £12.60 you can get Burts Bees from Amazon for £8.27.

This will be a repeat purchase, in fact I already have it on Amazon through subscribe and save as I love it that much. It’s my go to evening hand cream, it isn’t one I would use necessarily during the day as it’s super rich. I layer some on and then put on some cotton gloves overnight, you wake up with lovely soft hands. If you suffer with very dry hands and cuticles, give this a try. I don’t think you would be disappointed.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Paula’s Choice Pore Clarifying Charcoal Gel Mask

Hi beauties,

Today I have the Pore Clarifying Charcoal Gel Mask from Paula’s Choice. I purchased this a few months ago but hadn’t got round to reviewing.

Paula’s Choice is quite a popular brand on social media, they do have good proven ingredients that work such as their AHA and BHA exfoliators, Niacinamide, Vitamin C and Retinol in their Booster serums.

This was a new release so I thought I would try it. I love a mask but I think it’s a category that can be quite hit and miss personally.

The texture is a gel, so easy to spread over your skin, it leaves my skin feeling smoother and softer but not tight. It’s ok, but I really don’t think it’s better than other cheaper masks I have, for example Super Facialist Salicylic Acid Pore Purifying Clay Mask at £9.99. For me, this product does not live up to its £28.00 price tag.

I wouldn’t repurchase this mask, I was quite disappointed with it really. I don’t think it’s worth the money, and didn’t live up to the hype.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx