Paula’s Choice Resist Anti- Aging Trial Kit

Hi beauties,

I’ve been looking to try some Paula’s Choice products, they are raved about so when there was a promotion earlier on in the year with the Resist Anti Aging Trial Kit for combination/oily skin I snapped one up.

The kit contains:

  • Perfectly Balanced Foaming Cleanser 30ml
  • Daily Pore Refining Treatment 2% BHA 30ml
  • Youth Extending Daily Mattifying Fluid SPF50 15ml
  • Anti Aging Clear Skin Hydrator 10ml

Slightly disappointed that all the sizes are not equal in this kit, I mean the SPF wouldn’t last long at 15ml if you were to apply it properly. You should be applying 1.48ml for your face and reapplying regularly. If only applying once a day with this formula (which is NOT a once a day product) it would be 10 days.

The evening moisturiser is a piddly 10ml so I would be annoyed at paying £35.00 for the kit which is its regular price. I paid £19.00 and at the time of writing is currently available at that price.

Till next time,

Lucy xxx


Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen SPF50

Hi beauties

Today I have this SPF from Altruist, a brand I hadn’t heard of until I was browsing on Amazon one day.

The company was set up by Dr Andrew Birnie, a consultant in dermatology who specialises in skin cancer. Dr Birnie is based in Canterbury in the UK. Together with a friend David Westerbeek van Eerten who is an economist with a skincare background, the pair set up Altruist to supply affordable sunscreen that everyone can use.

I’ve been using this SPF50 formula, which is suitable for both face and body, easy to apply and reapply and I have to say I love it. It’s the lightest SPF50 I have EVER tried and as an oily gal I appreciate that very much! The recommended amount for your face is a teaspoon amount which is just over 5ml. It’s a fantastic Sunscreen and a definite repurchase. The twin pack (yes you get two!) is £7.50 for two 100ml tubes, possibly the best value SPF I’ve ever come across and the most enjoyable to wear. It’s a keeper! To find out all the science behind it go to

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Your Good Skin SPF30 Anti-Oxidant Day Cream

Hello lovely beauties,

Today I have The Your Good Skin SPF30 Antioxidant Day Cream, I’ve been testing this since I bought it a couple of months ago now and wanted to share my thoughts with you.

Your Good Skin launched about 3 months ago, at the time of launch all I saw were sponsored posts in the newspapers and hadn’t seen (and in fact still have much seen) any blogger opinion. I bought this alongside two of their Anti shine products, which I was not impressed with, however this surprised me.

First impressions were how lightweight the product was, probably one of the lightest SPF’s I’ve tried. It doesn’t give my skin a white cast but it is greasier looking than most of the moisturisers I use.

I had to powder down quite a few times during the day, this is annoying but I’m a greasy devil so do have to do it a lot. Te cream felt moisturising and hydrating and didn’t break me out. It does have fragrance so it won’t be suitable for all, it does have denatured alcohol in but it certainly didn’t have a negative effect on my skin.

I really like this moisturiser, I like that it’s SPF30 which at this time of year is the lowest I would use (I’m all about the 50 in summertime!) it’s light so reapplication isn’t an issue, I don’t always reapply, only if I’m staying outside for a prolonged time (which is rare!) obviously more difficult if you are wearing makeup. The price is another great factor, it’s £7.99 for 75ml so this tube would last a decent length of time. This is definitely my go to Autumn/Winter SPF. Available at Boots in store and online and also at

Till next time,

Lucy xxx

Till next

You Beauty Box July

Hi beauties

It's You Beauty time again, which is my favourite time of the month! I get ridiculously excited about seeing what products ar going to be on the shortlist when the first of the month rolls around.

So from July's shortlist, I chose:

  • Hawaiian Tropic Air Soft Face SPF30
  • Simple Micellar Cleansing Water
  • Skin Chemists Aqua Repair Facial serum
  • Green People Age Defy 24 hour Brightening Moisturiser
  • St Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan in medium (Gold subscribers only)

I am looking forward to testing out the SPF, I usually wear a Ultrasun Face 50 but I do find this heavy so I thought I would give Hawaiian Tropic a try, I've not tried the brand before. Also looking forward to seeing how Simple's Micellar water compares to the Garnier and Boots I have already tried. I am not sure I will use the St Tropez gradual tanner, I don't faux tan at all anymore as I am far too lazy. Pale and interesting is the way forward you know!!

If you want to find more about the You subscriptions available go to

Till next time,

Lucy xxx