Green Keratin GK11 Seriously Ageless Serum*

Hi beauties,

Today I have The GK11 Seriously Ageless Serum kindly gifted by Green Keratin.

This is a really lovely hydrating Serum with some fabulous ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Matrixyl 3000, Ecosilk, beautiful essential oils of Rose Geranium, May Chang and Jasmine. It’s lightweight, you only need a couple of drops and it provides a lovely glow.

Due to its fine texture, you literally only need a few drops. I find that works best for my oily skin and then I apply my moisturiser or SPF on top. A 30ml bottle is £21.95 so brilliant value, I really enjoyed using GK11. The texture and fragrance made it a pleasure to use as well, I also used this under my eyes and it was great at hydrating my lines and making them look much less noticeable!

There is a matching moisturiser to go with the serum, keep your eyes peeled soon for that review…

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

*Gifted by the brand

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Beauty Pie Plantastic Micro Peeling Super Drops

Hello beauties,

Today I have an offering from Beauty Pie, Plantastic Micropeeling Super Drops.

These are exfoliating Drops with salicylic acid and fruit enzymes. They come in a handy dropper bottle which is a huge 50ml size.

I gave up using acids every day as my skin just can’t handle it so I thought these would be ideal. You can use them twice a day to refine pores and use as a spot treatment. The problem I had with this is that I didn’t find they layered well with oils which I use a lot of and I didn’t particularly notice any benefit from them. They didn’t seem strong enough to make any difference to my skin. For me the Plantastic products I’ve tried (the other being the cleansing balm) have been duds.

I wouldn’t buy these again, I’m going to go back to using an acid toner (Jane Scrivner Skinfoliate) every other day which I find works better for me.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

La Roche Posay Effaclar Duo+*

Hello beauties,

Today I have a product from La Roche Posay, Effaclar Duo+ that has been my product of the summer.

Having oily, hormonal spot prone skin I haven’t really found a product that will really help prevents those monthly jawline beasts that crop up and sometimes can be very painful. This product WORKS! With ingredients like Niacinamide (which my skin loves) Lipo Hydroxy Acid and Salicylic Acid that helps to unblock pores and Zinc that helps to reduce sebum.

I had brilliant results with this, Effaclar is a light gel serum texture, layers well under moisturiser and SPF, it doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. As well as helping with existing breakouts, it helped to prevent new ones. I saw the most dramatic results around my jawline, Effaclar has really balanced my skin.

What I love is that this is a spot treatment yet you don’t have that awful drying side effect you get from most traditional products. It’s much more friendly to skin yet uber effective.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this to anyone who is suffering with breakouts, it really does deserve all the hype it gets. A real gem! A 40ml tube is £16.00 so affordable too and you can often find it on promotion online.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Elemis Pro Collagen Neck and Décolleté Balm

Hi beauties,

I have an absolute stunner of a product today, Elemis Pro Collagen Neck and Décolleté Balm. I received this in the Pro Collagen Blockbuster kit from QVCUK before Christmas, I had my eye on this for quite some time.

I am a huge fan of Elemis, there are so many products that I absolutely adore so had high hopes for this and I wasn’t disappointed at all. Previously Gatineau made my favourite neck cream but for me, Elemis blow Firming throat gel out of the water.

Pro Collagen Neck and Décolleté Balm contains the Padina Pavonica algae that Elemis discovered and first put into the famous Pro Collagen Marine Cream. It’s seriously smoothing due to the Sea Buckthorn Oil, it made my skin feel like silk. Lately I have noticed that my skin on my throat feels a little gritty, this disappeared as soon as I applied this product. The effect on my lines was brilliant, really softened the lines so much I could hardly see them. I am heavy busted and a side sleeper so that does create tree trunk lines.

I apply a pea sized amount twice a day, as I’m a bit addicted to this one! QVCUK generally sell the 40ml sizes, the duo is available for £45.00. The 50ml directly from Elemis is £52.00. Thanks to QVCUK I bought a trio for about £42, so an awesome bargain for a fabulous product.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Garden of Wisdom for Victoria Health Vitamin C 23% and Ferulic Acid Serum

Hi beauties,

I’ve been using the Garden of Wisdom for Victoria Health Vitamin C 23% & Ferulic Acid for a while know and wanted to share my thoughts.

I was really excited to see a really affordable Vitamin C serums, a lot that I see around are quite expensive and as I refuse to buy anything from Deciem anymore I wanted to try this product.

GOW Vitamin C is a lightweight slightly milky formula which I find sinks in easily, they do say on the directions two pumps, however I don’t find it enough (take it to the tits people!) so I use four. I apparently had an old style bottle which literally “spat” the serum out making a lovely mess everywhere. Even when I held it close to my palm there was still a considerable amount that covered the bottle and went crusty. That drove me mad…

Onto the results: unfortunately I didn’t see any benefit to my skin at all. It felt nice on but no better than a good hyaluronic serum I already have and the bottle annoyed me so much I wouldn’t buy it again. While it’s a good idea, it just didn’t work for me. I think next I’m going to try Timeless as I’ve heard great things about the effect that has on pigmentation which is what I definitely need.

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

Dr Feldblum Eye Serum

Hello beauties,

Today I have a brilliant eye serum from Dr Feldblum, who created his multi Peptide serum in an Insraeli lab. Finding out that Collagen isn’t easily absorbed by the skin, he turned to peptides to reduce puffiness, dark circles and lines.

Eye Serum is extremely hydrating, you only need a tiny amount for each eye, I have found that it really is brilliant at helping reducing the look of my lines under my eyes which is a bugbear of mine. It comes in a 20ml tube, which lasts forever! If you go direct to Dr Feldblum it is £32.00 however I bought mine for £6.99 from eBay. The moisturiser is next on my list, if it’s as good as the eye serum it will be a winner!

Till next time,

Lucy xxx