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Posted by on Feb 28, 2014 in Skincare | 8 comments

My 3 favourite….. Face Masks

My 3 favourite….. Face Masks

This is the first in a new feature that I will be doing occasionally, looking at my favourite products. Today I will be discussing my 3 favourite face masks and explaining why I like them so much. There are so many face masks out there – drying clay masks, moisturising cream masks, clarifying gel masks – it’s sometimes difficult to know where to start, so I have picked 3 products that are all great at doing different things for your skin. The first face mask that really makes the grade is Clear Improvement from Origins. I first tried this out last Summer when I received a free sample of it, and I couldn’t believe it had taken me so long to find it. I now make sure I always have a full size tube of this clay mask in my bathroom cabinet. Clear Improvement is a thick black-coloured active charcoal face mask that helps to clear the pores. It dries extremely hard on the skin which can be a bit...

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Posted by on Aug 19, 2013 in Skincare | 0 comments

Origins – Starting Over & Clear Improvement

Origins – Starting Over & Clear Improvement

The last time I ordered online from Origins I received these 2 free samples of Starting Over Age-Erasing Moisturiser and Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask. Origins are really good like that and often offer free samples or free delivery if you spend over a certain amount, and these little mini-replica tubes are the perfect size to stash in an overnight bag or suitcase when you are going away. The Starting Over moisturiser is a thick white cream with a floral scent. The scent is a little bit strong for my liking but it isn’t unpleasant. The ingredients include Mimosa, Argan Leaf Extract and Green Algae and the product aims to improve the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Starting Over can be used morning and evening but I have just been using it in the evening as it doesn’t contain an SPF. It is actually a great moisturiser to apply at night as it is very thick and moisturising and gives your skin a real moisture boost while you are...

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Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 in Skincare | 0 comments

Origins – Brighter By Nature Peel Pads

Origins – Brighter By Nature Peel Pads

I am a big believer in exfoliating your skin regularly in order to keep it smooth and glowing, so when I read about these Brighter By Nature Peel Pads from Origins I just had to try them. I love the Origins brand, their products contain no parabens, phthalates, paraffin or animal ingredients and are based on natural essential oils and plant-based ingredients. Their packaging is nice and simple too, with no gimmicks. This little Brighter By Nature tub contains 40 rounds exfoliating pads – they look a little bit like nail varnish remover pads at first glance. Each pad is textured and soaked in an exfoliating liquid that contains fruit acids which help exfoliate and break down dead skin cells – beware though, they do smell rather strong and potent and can make your eyes water a bit! Simply rub one pad all over the face in little circular movements, concentrating on any areas of skin discolouration or rough skin. Once you have covered half of the face you...

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