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Posted by on May 30, 2015 in Skincare | 6 comments

My new Kiehl’s skincare regime

My new Kiehl’s skincare regime

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to be invited along to the Kiehl’s store in York for a complimentary facial and a selection of trial sized goodies to try out at home. If you don’t know much about Kiehl’s it was originally one old world New York pharmacy that was opened in 1851 by a Mr Kiehl and a Mr Morse (poor Mr Morse, he never got his name included in the brand). It offered its customers herbal remedies, over-the-counter drugs, essential oils and the very first Kiehl’s branded products. Fast forward over 150 years and it’s many stores now offer a wide range of skincare and bodycare products that make use of natural ingredients and benefit from Kiehl’s’ medicinal knowledge that has been developed over many years. Apparently it was the first skincare brand to offer a range specifically aimed at men, although all of their products look fairly unisex and could be used by both men and women. Kiehl’s still styles itself on a traditional apothecary/pharmacy and...

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Posted by on Mar 11, 2014 in Skincare | 6 comments

Bioderma – Sebium Masque

Bioderma – Sebium Masque

I had read some great reviews of Sebium Masque* from Bioderma, so when I was offered the opportunity to review it I jumped at the chance. Sebium Masque is a ‘sebo-regulating purifying mask’ for combination and oily skin, in other words it aims to control the amount of sebum and oil that your skin produces which in turn helps to reduce breakouts. It is paraben free and hypoallergenic, and I really like the packaging as I feel that it looks quite clinical as many French skincare brands do. The mask is white and creamy with a strange powdery texture. It has a lovely refreshing cucumber scent and it’s really pleasant to use. You do need to apply quite a thick layer of the mask to your skin (it is a bit tricky to apply it thickly and evenly given its powdery texture) and then it dries although not too hard. To remove it you can either rinse it away with warm water or you can buff the dried mask with your...

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