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Sensse anti aging facial cleansing brush review 

This is my first time to try out a facial brush. I have never tried them before because I’m scared that it will irritate my skin since I have a combination of normal and sensitive skin. Also, I thought that the facial brush is a bit hard for my face until I have tried this. The anti aging purpose seems a bonus as well since sign of aging has had started to show. 


This came in a smart looking box which looks presentable and expensive. Inside comes the facial brush and its cover, USB cable, charger base. No instruction or user manual included but it’s very straightforward. Just connect the USB cable to adaptor and charge it for an hour and you can see that’s it’s already fully charge when the 3 light is standby. 


It has a 3 intensity levels for you to choose from and It’s recommended to use the low level brush speed if you have a sensitive skin and the high speed for a deep exfoliation and anti wrinkle treatment. 


Once fully charged, I wet my face first to dampen it and wet the brush as well. Then I put a little bit of Nivea facial cleanser to the brush and I choose the low level brush speed and glide it on my face on a circular motion. 


I’m surprised that the brush brittle is soft on my skin. It gives a gently massage feeling and stimulate the blood flow. The brush will automatically stop and beep every 20 seconds to remind you to move to a new area which is good. 


After i finish, I rinse my face and pat dry. I have notice that my skin is feeling softer, fresh and radiant. My face looks cleaner and smoother as well. I’m totally converted and would love to continue using this facial cleanser brush. I feel that my face will benefit from its exfoliation purposes and it’s good for the skin to have a facial brush which act like a massager as well which is good for blood circulation. 


I’m pleased with this product and it’s good to know that I can use this while in the shower as well. I’m impress how soft the brush brittle and didn’t irritate my skin. I would definitely recommend this especially if you’re always on the go and don’t have time to cleanse and exfoliate. 

Disclosure: The item was provided free in return for a review post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own including photos and videos. 

Health & Beauty · skincare

Organic Moringa Oil from Wikaniko #triedtested

At the ripe old age of 32 I have started to notice a few wrinkles creeping in (I would call them laughter lines but unfortunately they seem to be frown lines!) and after two children I have a number of rather impressive stretch marks. I am all for being proud of your stretch marks because they are a sign of what you went through for your child, but I would like them to be reduced…

Picture from internet, not my own.
I was offered some Moringa Oil to test from Wikaniko and have been using it for 2 weeks now.

I did a quick bit of research about Moringa Oil (I am the daughter of a scientist so I do not naively accept facts found online, so this information was from an article which quoted its sources from various scientific journals (see article here): Moringa Oil is known for its anti-aging properties and is found in many skin care products. It also hydrates and moisturises and leaves the skin brightened, it is antiseptic and anti inflammatory so helps prevent outbreaks. Moringa Oil helps treat dark spots of hyperpigmentation.

As a teenager I had an acne outbreak and the doctor prescribed something which seemed to be pure alcohol and sapped all the moisture from my skin, since then I have had super sensitive skin which turns red at the slightest thing (including water). Since using the Moringa Oil I have found my skin is a lot less sensitive and definitely brighter and less tired looking.


I don’t have massive wrinkles, but I certainly have the start of them and would be very pleased if I didn’t! Haha! After two weeks of using Moringa Oil every evening I can see a good difference, they haven’t vanished but they are certainly reduced.

I have a facial dark spot which has appeared over the last few years (as a skin cancer sufferer I, of course, freaked out and got it checked but I can assure you the dermatologist doubled checked it and it is just a mark), since using the oil there has been a good difference and I hope to continue using it and perhaps eliminate it altogether:


I have also been using the Moringa Oil on my stretch marks on my stomach (in preparation for a bikini in America this coming June!) again there has been a good reduction in the obvious marks, but I can’t expect miracles my son was 9lb8!


Finally, I tested the claim that the Moringa Oil was good for conditioning the hair. Apply before it is washed (leave on over night is best but I only applied it immediately before a shower) and then wash off with natural shampoo (SLS free shampoo is best, see my reviews of sls free shampoos here). I was surprised how beautifully soft and shiny my hair was afterwards, my hair has been bleached recently so is pretty dry atm. I assumed it would get greasy quickly since I has smothered it in oil but actually it lasted longer than normal between washes.


The Moringa Oil isn’t cheap at £16.95 for 100ml but you really don’t need much of it for each application so it lasts really well. If you would like to try it I have been given a 10% discount code to share with you all, use code MOR10 at checkout. Offer valid on this website only, until end of March 2017.

*please note, I was provided this item free in exchange for a review. This has not effected my opinion and all words are my own.

 

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Product review · skincare

Detoxifying facemask by Younique for sensitive skin

I have mentioned before that, following a nasty prescription as a teenager, I have incredibly sensitive skin. So much so that often just rinsing my face with water leaves it feeling tight and red. So when purchasing skin care products I like to test them first.

I wanted to buy a new face mask and I had heard good things about the Younique Royalty Detoxifying Mask, my lovely Younique presenter Amy offered to let me try her mask before I purchased to make sure I could use it (Younique of course have their own guarantee but I didn’t want the hassle of having to send it back if it didn’t suit me).

It is very simple to use: rinse the face with water and apply a layer of the mask.


It starts to fizz and pop slightly as it oxygenates and then simply you wash it off.

Not only did my skin not react to it negatively, but it really helped clear my pores and left my skin feeling so soft


The mask isn’t cheap at £38 a pot, but really clears the skin and feels so lovely afterwards. I am just stunned at how it didn’t cause my skin to go bright red and horrid I have never found a mask which works for me, until this one!

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Blaviar luxury care premium after shave balm sigma review

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I was sent this one to review but it’s a men’s toiletries so I gave it to my husband to try. I also smelled it and the fragrance was just lovely. It has aromatic fragrance that has woody, citrusy and floral notes. Usually, i don’t like men’s toiletries as the scent are usually masculine but this one doesn’t annoy my nose but rather pleased it with a nice impression. My husband use it for his face and Neck after shaving and can be used as a daily moisturiser as well. The fragrance is noticeable and does last for a long time. Hubby was pleased with this product as well as it nourish its skin even the dry part of his face. 


Looking at the details at the back of the product, this is also suitable for vegan to use. It’s free from harsh chemical so it’s kind to the skin. Hubby also did not had any reaction using this product and we feel that it’s a good value of money since we’re happy with the quality of it. Definitely recommended!