Friday, 21 July 2017

Dear Rose Nymphessence

Dear Rose Nymphessence
Dear Rose Nymphessence 


Dear Rose Nymphessence


Hi Loves


If you like niche fragrance then you will undoubtedly have heard of the Dear Rose fragrance house. The Mother and Daughter duo Chantal Roos & Alexandra Roos have created fragrances combining the emotions of both Music and Perfume, with her history of working on perfumes such as L’Eau d’Issey  YSL Opium and Kouros to name a few Chantel is renowned in the world of fragrance while Alexandra is a  singer/songwriter with 4 albums to her name; had the thought that music and fragrance both evoke emotions which make the ideal partnership.

 You would be forgiven for thinking Dear Rose is simply a Rose based fragrance, the name is a celebration of women and when you think about fragrance your first thought will probably be flowers and usually a Rose, the thought behind it is the the Rose celebrate women and the thorns on the logo design point out that as women we know how to defend ourselves.  Fabrice Pellegrin is the perfumer behind the brand and signs each fragrance Dear Rose.


Dear Rose Nymphessence

Dear Rose Nymphessence



Nymphessence is a fresh floral citrus fragrance with fruit and a hint of pink peppercorn & warm musk at it's base. The first time I wore this I was asked on no less than 3 occasions what I was wearing, it's a beautiful  daytime fragrance that is also perfect for evenings, there is nothing loud or heavy, it wont overshadow anyone you are with but will leave people remembering you and wondering what you are wearing, which I find quite lovely as nowadays it's fairly easy to guess what someone is wearing and quite often you find more than one person wearing the same perfume in your company, slightly awkward as it's like being seen out in the same dress !


Top notes are pear, mandarin orange and bergamot; middle notes are magnolia, Pink Peppercorn, freesia and orange blossom; base notes, white musk and amber.


The packaging and design are stunning, the Rose Gold theme runs across the bottle design and the inside of the beautiful white inner package box, all housed in a Rose Gold and white outer sleeve, this is luxury at it's finest and definitely not a bottle you would want to hide away.


Dear Rose fragrances are available at  Harrods and Liberty



Lyn  💋



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Lee Pycroft and My Make-Over



Hi Loves,


I wanted to write a post really in praise of Lee Pycroft, I am sure many many of you will already have heard her name, she is a renowned Makeup Artist who has worked with some very famous people in her time and was also head of the Makeup team on Britain's Next Top Model.


I first discovered Lee via Twitter about 18 months ago, I don't know why it caught my eye but it was just one tweet that led me to discover the amazing work that she does, and no I am not talking about superstar faces, although in a way I guess I am, as every woman is a superstar in her own right.  Lee is responsible for founding and running an incredible initiative called My-MakeOver a fabulous scheme that uses beauty and makeup as a form of self care for the most vulnerable women in our society, here are a few examples; 



Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends.
MY-Makeover visits once per month to Maggie’s at Charing Cross Hospital to deliver bespoke makeup and manicure sessions.
My-Makeover visits Solace Women’s Aid once per month to deliver a makeup and manicure sessions.
Solace Women’s Aid’s vision is of a world where women and children live their lives free from domestic and sexual abuse.
My-Makeover visits Solace Women’s Aid once per month to deliver a makeup and manicure sessions.
HCCT  work with people who are socially excluded in a variety of ways both in Camden and Islington.
My-Makeover visits Holy Cross Centre twice per month to deliver a manicure session.
Team H4H is an extremely passionate bunch. Our passion comes from our links to the Armed Forces; some of us have served, others are related to or know someone who has.
My-Makeover delivers sessions twice a year to Tedworth House & Colchester Recovery Centres for their respite weekends and quarterly to the London based support groups. Larger events have also been created for Band Of Sisters and Band Of Brothers with the intention of creating an environment where couples and families could enjoy the experience together.
Widowed & Young is the only national charity in the UK for men and women aged 50 or under when their partner died.
My-Makeover created an event for 25 of W.A.Y’s guests where each person could enjoy a variety of treatments and take home a goody bag.
Phyllis Tuckwell is the only Hospice Care service for adult patients, and their families, living with cancer or other serious progressive illnesses (such as heart, lung or neurological disease) across the whole of West Surrey and part of North East Hampshire
My-Makeover delivers approx 3 sessions per year to this hospice treating approx 15 people per visit to multiple treatments.
Trinity provides skilled, compassionate care and support to people with progressive, life-limiting illnesses and those close to them.
We support people living in our central and south west London community, at home and at the hospice.  
My- Makeover delivers approx 4 sessions per year to this hospice and treats around 20 people per visit to multiple treatments.



I asked Lee what her motivation was for starting My-Makeover ?

My mother was diagnosed with cancer some years ago and as she became progressively more ill she started to fear that she would  become dishevelled and start to smell of the sickness she was carrying.  Her appearance meant a lot to her and she loved to look groomed and always used to apply wonderful body creams and fragrance when she was well. So, when she became poorly  I would paint her nails or do her makeup for her as a way of her experiencing something different during her day and as a reminder of the things she loved. On the day she died I had done her makeup for her and taken lots of pictures with her and that time we shared was a wonderful way of saying goodbye. 


After Mum passed on and I went through my own emotional struggles but  I started to see how I  could use beauty and makeup as a from of self-care with lots of people who were vulnerable and going through challenges and i was fortunate to have a network that could help me achieve what the My-Makeover Initiative is today. 

Through the MY-Makeover events I create I met a woman called Linda Magistris who is redefining how bereavement  is dealt with in the UK care system by bringing all the necessary resources under one umbrella. She started a charity called The Good Grief Trust and it will help people all over the  UK as with one click of a button everything you need for support will be found in one place. 

 I feel bereavement is something that will impact us all I am honoured to be the Ambassador of the charity and work with them by creating MY-Makeover events for them and helping them raise awareness and funds. 

Check out Lee's website here 
Lee's work has really touched me and made me think of a time I spent in hospital, in the bed next to me was a beautiful soul who was not only quite poorly but also suffering with Alzheimer's, Ivy commented on how nice my nails were, I asked her if she would like hers painted and bless her she was delighted, it just made me think how such a small thing was something that was overlooked in all of her care, of course it wasn't anything to do with making her better, but it certainly made her feel better, even for a little while.

Not only does her work involve makeup and the beauty industry she is also passionate about her therapy/ coaching service that she offers to individuals and corporate staff covering any issues people may have.
As Bloggers we are in the fortunate position to be given an awful lot of very lovely things, and it occurred to me that to show our appreciation it would be nice to give something back and support where we can, YES this is the part I ask you for money, even if you could only spare a couple of pounds, or the price of a lipstick, it would feel great knowing that we were helping a good cause even in a small way.
What do you say girls ?  can you help ?  It would be fantastic if you could, and I for one would love you forever.


As Lee is Ambassador of The Good Grief Trust it would be amazing if we could all support this charity.

The Good Grief Trust aims to raise awareness of issues around bereavement and try to change the way we deal with this taboo subject in the UK, ensure acknowledgement of the potentially severe effects of grief and encourage us all to talk it about it more openly. 


https://www.gofundme.com/thegoodgrieftrust

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, and please, please help if you are able.

Lyn xxx



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Thursday, 13 July 2017

The English Mineral Makeup Company pt 2


The English Mineral Makeup Company
The English Mineral Makeup Company

Hi Loves
My love for The English Mineral Makeup Company continues with some new discoveries, if you have not heard of the brand take a peep here  where I first discovered them.
There are a few photos with this review as I wanted to give you the full effect of the powders
  ( especially one ! )

The English Mineral Makeup Company


Tone Correctors

There are 7 tone correctors in the range one for every skincare problem, shown here is the Green which reduces redness, a fabulous base under foundation to reduce the redness of *hot moments* or Acne scars, as always the finest milled minerals on the planet apply with ease and a little goes a long way.

  • Pink
  • Green
  • Yellow 
  • Blue
  • Gold
  • Sienna
  • Raw Umber
The English Mineral Makeup Company

Blush & Contour

With the 8 shades of highly pigmented powder you can be as subtle or dramatic as you like, as a blush these are gorgeous for providing subtle hint of colour when used with a delicate hand with the little Kabuki brush included, the shade I trialled was Blush Cool which was a delicate Rosy Peach, really flattering. I have always been wary of any kind of powder blush as I often find it quite ageing, not with this it sits beautifully on the skin.

The English Mineral Makeup Company



Mirror Mirror

This is something you could completely miss when looking at the brand site, it would be a shame to miss it, this is something of a little pot of genius, this crushed pearl eye illuminator is a bit of a game changer, literally used under the eyes it both conceals dark shadows, while reflecting light on the orbital bone area to really lift and brighten the area, on first impression it may look like a simple highlighter, don't be fooled this little pot is positively magic, I used a fair amount which blended away really easily, I am honestly impressed.


The English Mineral Makeup Company



Ethereal Body Glow

Now THIS I am positively in love with !  It comes in 3 shades Gold, Bronze (shown here ) and silver. I have never experience such a beautiful shimmer, glow is definitely the right word for this, it's not Christmas tree glitter is adds a beautiful glow to the body, I used this on my shoulders, collar bones and best of all shins, yep that's right, shins, If you have ever watched a film or TV show of a gorgeous superstar they always sit crossed legged, tanned with incredibly shiny shins ( daft but true ) this product gives you those shins in one easy swipe, I used the little sponge for this, it really does have a slimming effect on your legs !  I have gone a little overboard with pictures as I really wanted you to see this up close and personal.

The English Mineral Makeup Company



The English Mineral Makeup Company



The English Mineral Makeup Company can be found Here. 

Don't forget samples are available.

Lyn 💋


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Joan Collins Compact Duo


Joan Collins Compact Duo
Joan Collins Compact Duo


Hiya Beautiful

Sometimes something is so gorgeous you don't want to use it !


Joan Collins Compact Duo


This Compact Duo by Joan Collins Beauty is one of those things, it is a work of art, the design and construction are a thing of genius and beauty, the lipstick case sits on top and inside the compact at the same time, sat alongside the face powder with it's own mini puff, all housed in a vintage Hollywood Star style golden compact case complete with mirror, it is sheer glamour, I remember the days that ladies used to proudly show off their gorgeous compacts and apply lippie at the dinner table, you could go back to those days with no hesitation showing off this gorgeous kit.


Joan Collins Compact Duo


Joan Collins products for me represent everything I love about make up and beauty, the quality of the products are amazing and the sheer glamour brings back the joy of being a woman in these days where we compete with men ( and win ) 

In this compact we have Lipstick in Fontaine which is creamy rich and has incredible staying power, not that you would mind re applying this every half an hour just to show off !


Joan Collins Compact Duo


And the super finely milled Meticulous face powder is ideal for touch ups. 


This Duo comes in 12 shade combinations and the lipsticks can be interchangeable.


The shade range can be found here Joan Collins Compact Duo 

Watch this space for more from the Joan Collins Beauty Range 


Lyn 💋


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Goldfaden MD Detox Clarifying Facial Wash

Goldfaden MD Detox Clarifying Facial Wash
Goldfaden MD Detox Clarifying Facial Wash


Hiya My Gorgeous Reader

Thanks again for stopping by, I don't get much of chance to say thanks for being here, I really appreciate you.


Goldfaden MD Detox Clarifying Facial Wash


Goldfaden MD is not a completely new brand to me but one that I would very much like to discover more of, I completely fell in love the Doctors Scrub in 2016 which you can read about here  this time round we are discovering the Goldfaden MD Detox Clarifying Facial Wash, anything containing the word detox hits the spot for me, although I have to be honest and say I am not usually a lover of face wash of any description as I tend to find them drying and itchy, although this is described as a face wash I would consider it more of a treatment.



Goldfaden MD Detox Clarifying Facial Wash

Firstly it contains some of my favourite ingredients a combination of Lactic, Glycolic and Alpha Hydroxy Acids that beaver away to remove dead skin cells and dirt build up inside the pores, therefore giving your skin a huge deep cleaning detox, as always whenever using any product containing Acids do NOT forget your sunscreen as they will make the skin more sensitive to harmful rays,  this foaming cleanser has been designed for problematic skin, although I have no problems with my skin, I have become a little bit obsessed by this facial wash as I love its deep down cleaning effect, I use a an oil based or balm cleanser to remove make up and then one pump of this fabulous foam ensures nothing grim is left on my face at all.  There is nothing drying about it although you would half expect it to be with the acid content, it simply leaves you super clean, soft and positively glowing, but the best bit is the smug feeling you get knowing that your skin could not get any cleaner.

Available July 2017 at www.SpaceNK.com 


Lyn 💋


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Lucia Magnani Skin Care


Lucia Magnani Skin Care
Lucia Magnani Skin Care 


Hiya Darlins

It's not often I get to try out such a luxurious range as Lucia Magnani Skincare, the range become available exclusively at Harvey Nichols, Knightsbridge in March 2017 with prices starting at £90.00 for Refreshing Energising Tonic to £590.00 for the Ben Essere Set.

 Ben Essere is Italian for wellbeing/wellness and is Lucia's Mantra as she believes that wellbeing is the achievement of physical and mental balance that reflects on the beauty of the skin, which is the brand's USP combining science and nature to create this balance.

Combining clinically proven anti-oxidents such as CoQ10, Vitamin E and Alpha Lipoic Acid alongside Quartz, Sea Salt and Grape extract the range aims to not only work but increase your feeling of wellbeing while using them.


Lucia Magnani Skin Care



Lucia Magnani Skin Care


Starting out with Daily Firming Hydrator, this lightweight formula literally sinks into the skin and gives an immediate visible brightening effect which is aided by advanced light diffusers, containing Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Alpha Lipoic Acid said to " protect against Free Radicals and maintain a beautiful youthful skin while it improves the appearance of mature skin."  £195.00 50ml



Lucia Magnani Skin Care



Lucia Magnani Skin Care

Retexturising Radiance Mask 
I will literally sob when this jar runs out, it is one of the most beautiful products I have ever experienced, at first glance it is a mud mask, but when you apply it nothing you have used before comes close, unlike usual masks you massage this in, you feel it drawing without turning chalky and cracking, it rinses off beautifully and you are literally left staring at your skin. The formulation is based on the rich mineral mud and waters  from  Castrocaro Terme in Italy enriched with CoQ10, Vitamin E and Alpha Lipoic Acid, as with everything in the range you will find these basics evident, again combining Nature with Science. At the time of writing I cannot give you a price on the mask alone as it appears to only be available as part of the Ben Essere Set.

I was lucky enough to be offered a full facial by Lucia Magnani at Harvey Nix but unfortunately I was due into hospital on the day, and wasn't contacted with a further date  so  I can't give you the full experience, but can you imagine just how luxurious it would have been ? literally facial heaven.

Discover Lucia Magnani at  Harvey Nichols.

Lyn 💋


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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Top 5 Beauty Favourites For June


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Hi Loves

this is a little bit late as we are half way through July already, but wanted to share some goodies quickly with you.


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Murad City Skin Age Defence Broad Spectrum SPF 50


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Vichy Ideal Soleil Double Usage After Sun Oil 


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Transformulas Hydration Gold



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Daniel Sandler Watercolour Liquid Blush


Would love your thoughts on these, I am thinking of making it a monthly top ten rather than five, as the choice is becoming way too difficult.

Lyn  💋




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Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Flagrant Delice Perfume by Terry de Gunzberg

Flagrant Delice Perfume by Terry de Gunzberg
Flagrant Delice Perfume by Terry de Gunzberg


Hiya Loves

I can honestly and truthfully with my hand on my heart say I am in Love !  this is not lust, it is not going to be a fleeting affair, this is the real deal, a forever love.  I think as women in our lifetimes we have one or two, maybe even a few fragrances we truly adore and will stay with us forever, and it is rare to find a new one that from the very first spritz is true love.  I have found it for me with Flagrant Delice by Terry de Gunzberg. I do love the By Terry make up range, and I have to say this is my first experience of her fragrance range but seriously, if you love fresh clean yet still sexy this is for you, no heavy musk, no cloying over fragrance, this is the ultimate in femininity.

Flagrant Delice Perfume by Terry de Gunzberg
Flagrant Delice Perfume by Terry de Gunzberg


The heavy glass bottle is simplicity itself, it has no need to shout, but true class rarely does !

The top notes to this fragrance are Almond Milk, Redcurrant , followed by Fig, Bergamot and Mandarin, at it's base lies Tonka Bean and White Musk. It is literally Summer in a bottle, it is one of those that you just want to close your eyes and breath deeply, it does have a really good lasting power but if you wanted it to go from day to night you would need an additional spray in the evening, nothing unexpected there and longer lasting than many I have experienced.

Flagrant Delice Perfume by Terry de Gunzberg


It is reminiscent of the type of fragrance that a warm evening in Ibiza would bring, heaven that you never want to end.

This is one to search out when you are next in a fragrance department, one sniff and you will, like me, hooked for life.


Flagrant Delice by Terry de Gunzberg Here 


Lyn  💋

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Rita Hazan New York





Rita Hazan New York



Hiya Darlins

How many of us colour our hair nowadays ? to be fair I can't think of many people I know who don't, if put to the challenge I probably couldn't even tell you what my natural colour was, before it went grey, it has been coloured since I was 15, which between you and me was many years ago ha ha !  and YES they did have hair colour way back then !

You would be forgiven for not having heard of Rita Hazan in the UK, she is famous in the US as a colourist/artist/innovator and has worked of such famous locks as Beyonce,Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Simpson to name a few. She is both daring and innovative when it comes to colour and as such has become known as the  "The Hair Colour Authority "  her range of products cover the whole spectrum when it comes to coloured hair from damage, fading, grey's and texture changes, for every problem Rita has a solution.

With 7 items in the range, I have sampled 3 for this post.

  • True Color Shampoo
  • True Color Conditioner
  • True Color Ultimate Shine Gloss (5 shades +Clear)
  • Weekly Remedy
  • Triple Threat Split End Remedy
  • Root Concealer ( 5 shades )
  • Root Concealer Touch Up Stick Temple and Brow Edition (3 shades )



Rita Hazan New York

Rita Hazan True Color Shampoo 250ml

With it's mild botanical fragrance this shampoo is said to replenish and hydrate while deep cleaning and protecting colour.  I used the smallest amount 10p size around the size of a US Quarter, this lathered quickly into what only can be described as a rich cream, it was like massaging your head with moisturiser, I have never experienced a shampoo quite so rich, it felt really luxurious and rather special, my hair only needed one wash and was left super clean but not over washed as to be squeaky.


Rita Hazan New York


Rita Hazan True Color Ultimate Shine Gloss 150ml

This was a totally new concept for me, it is a lightweight foam that you apply between shampooing and conditioning, ideally straight after colouring, it is used to give you the ultimate gloss and to keep that just coloured shine that tends to fade quickly, you pump a handful apply directly after shampooing, and rinse immediately, for a super gloss leave it on for 3 minutes before rinsing, I LOVE this, it is so simple and yet so so effective, I would honestly say it's one of those products that you could quickly become addicted to.

Rita Hazan New York


Rita Hazan True Color Conditioner 250ml

Again a lightweight botanical fragrance, this conditioner is the finishing step for the ultimate condition and gloss, again a small amount is all that is needed, my hair was left super soft and shining after using this.

I did the unthinkable when testing out this range, I wanted to see firstly how long the shine would last and secondly to test out my theory that high end hair products work better than cheaper ones, I wash my hair every other day as a rule, by day 2 it usually looks a bit flat and I ( feel ) rather than see it needs washing, by day 2 with this, it was as fresh as day one so I left it, and I left it on day 3, on day 4  I went out to dinner with unwashed hair, you would not have known it needed washing, it still had lots of movement and looked fresh, by day 5 I gave in, rather than the product giving in, I probably could have gone on for another day with the testing, but my mind was getting freaked at having unwashed hair, I have never experienced anything quite like it.

Rita Hazan True Color Range is available at Selfridges.com  Here 


Lyn 💋


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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Walkies of Westerham

Walkies of Westerham



Hi Loves
this is not a usual post for me as there is no make up or face cream to be seen, this post is about Dogs, well in fact Dog walking.

Have you ever used a dog walking service for your fur baby ? this is NOT an advert, it is written as my way of letting my daughter know how proud of her I am, you see, my eldest has her own dog walking business, and it really is becoming quite a thing !
Walkies of Westerham



At first I was thinking, oh here she goes, my eldest daughter Kelly has lots of great ideas, but this time she set her mind and more so her heart into it and the rest is history, she has always loved dogs, I remember as a small child she found a straggly stray Yorkie that she bought home, begging me to keep it, it was with us a couple of days while the police found his owner, and left her so bereft at his leaving, I ended up buying her one !  now as an adult she has her own dogs who are ridiculously spoiled.

Walkies of Westerham


I have seen her be bitten, ending up in hospital, and making a joke of her injury by sending us all bandage pics laughing saying it wasn't the dogs fault, ( braver than me)  I would have unfriended that pooch for sure !  It has been so interesting to hear the reasons people use a dog walker, and my favourite is when someone isn't well enough or able to walk their pet but they are the best company for the person, favourite is probably the wrong word but you know what I mean lol, it's lovely that it means they can keep their pet in the knowledge that it's getting it's exercise.

It has become a bit of a family joke how she takes all these dogs to heart and floods us with pictures of flipping strangers dogs LOL  but it kind of just shows how much she loves them all.

Anyway, if ever you find yourself in the situation where you can't walk your pooch for some reason, using a dog walker is certainly worth a thought.


Lyn 💋
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Friday, 7 July 2017

Transformulas Lip Volume Chocolate





Transformulas Lip Volume Chocolate
Transformulas Lip Volume Chocolate


Pucker up !
Is lip volume something you worry about ? or even give a second thought to ? forget the fad of the duck face pout I am talking about what happens to our lips as we age, it's that dreaded diminishing collagen striking again, we end up with less volume and thinner skin on our lips which is incredibly aging,  also who wants to see wrinkly lips when you look in the mirror ?


Transformulas Lip Volume Chocolate
Transformulas Lip Volume Chocolate


Transformulas are a company I have explored previously, and you can read about Hydration Gold here.

This time I have been exploring Transformulas Lip Volume in Chocolate. I actually do think these type of products help, some more than others in fact it seems to me to be a bit of a buzz word recently where companies like to add in for marketing effect and they don't actually work !  

This product works, and works well, I have been using this recently instead of lipstick, as being "Chocolate"  it has an almost bronze shimmer which is nice for not overly made up days, what it does do is plump out the lines in the lips giving a fuller smoother look, it makes lipstick look 100% better and not only does it work instantly, yes you can see it, not so much so you are going to look in the mirror and say wow look at the size of my pout, but enough to make you happy with the result, there is a very very slight tingle, no massive bee sting with this product, if you love Chocolate you may have to re apply quite often as it tastes pretty good !


Pucker up and find it HERE

Lyn 💋


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Thursday, 6 July 2017

SkinFix

SkinFix



Hi Loves

another new discovery for me, you may have already spotted SkinFix in the shops.

The Original SkinFix healing balm was first discovered being made in a kitchen in Nova Scotia Canada in 2012 by Amy Gordinier-Regan  a beauty exec frorm London & NY of over 20 years experience  who had settled in Canada with her children, the rest as they say is history, the brand who proudly stand by the name Skinfix  "Thats what we do "  is now available here in the UK, the brand is new to me in that I had seen it in Boots but had not tried it.  Specifically designed to alleviate the problems associated with dry skin conditions such as Eczema and is a soothing as it gets. With some great awards and accreditations to it's name it also prides itself on being cruelty free and as natural as possible. You can spot by the key ingredients in each product that this is all about soothing and repairing.

Bearing in mind I have no particular skin issues other than often being on the slightly dry side I tested out 3 of the products in the vast range.


SkinFix


Starting at the face with the Skinfix Moisture Boost Serum 30ml

Housed in a hygenic plastic pump dispenser the white liquid literally turns clear and almost gel like as it touches the skin, it smooths on easily and has no distinctive fragrance, at first I was left waiting for it to absorb and thinking hmm not keen on this it's sticky, of course all it needed was a little more application on my part and it was soon absorbed leaving my face feeling primed to the touch, I actually gave it a good massage in as I wanted to check for the dreaded rolling that some serums do, this was not even slightly a problem as no silicons are included in the product, this was a pleasure to use, it plumped and moisturised as promised and allowed make up application without the need of a primer. Key ingredients Red Seaweed, Peony Root, Aloe Leaf Extract, Macadamia Oil and Rice Bran Extract.


SkinFix


Skinfix Soothing Lotion 370ml

This for me really was the star of the three products I tried, it is a lightweight fragrance free lotion for the body I found it particularly useful  for my shins and elbows which do suffer with dryness, and I actually tested it out as an aftersun on a very overcooked partner and it worked beautifully, the pump dispenser makes it easy to apply, saving the need of dipping your fingers into a gloopy jar. the key ingredients are Oatmeal, Vitamin E and Coconut Oil. Not the most glamerous packaging but I think in this case the concentration is on healing and not beauty, although for me as a new discovery  I would call a beauty product.


SkinFix

Skinfix Hand Repair Cream 90ml

Let me start by saying if you are looking for a pretty flowery little handbag handcream then this is not for you, this is the Big Guns of hand care.  It is a very rich fragrance free  formula that I would describe almost a barrier cream, you are left with residue on your hands to hold in the moisture and protect from further damage, if you have problems with dry skin on your hands, cracking or flaking then this is 100% for you, although it wasn't for me personally for use during the day, I am a huge lover of cotton gloves and hand cream and this is where this one came into its own for me, it was more of a treatment than a luxury and left my hands literally flake free and smooth. key ingredients  Shea Butter, Vitamin E and Almond Oil.


Discover SkinFix Here

Available to buy in the UK Here 


Lyn 💋

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