Wednesday, 25 April 2018

The Ordinary's Best Prodcucts | Zoe Major Beauty Blog

Like most of us, I am also under the love spell of Deciem, And for good reason. The brand provides amazing, high quality products for the most reasonable prices. Everything product I mention in this post is under £10. In fact, you could buy all 3 for under £20. Be warned they're all some kind of acid.

My first favourite from Deciem has to be the Lactic Acid 10% Treatment. It'll cost you around £5 and will transform your skin. The purpose of this product is it is a chemical exfoliant (which if you've read my blog before, you will know I am allll about the chemical exfoliant life) You apply it as a "treatment", so on clean skin after you've cleansed- and leave it to work it's magic. Considering the amount of acids in here, you don't feel much happening on the skin when you apply it (at least I don't) it is the next day you can feel the difference. This product is amazing for getting rid of stubborn congestion. Congestion is one of my main skin concerns, my chin and nose can get particularly bad and I can get a sprinkling of it over my cheeks, too. After about 2 applications my skin is so smooth, as well as super plump and supple feeling. I love this product! There is also a 5% option if you're A) sensitive or B) scared of acids (which by the way- you shouldn't be!) 

My second favourite is the Peeling Solution. Not for the faint hearted (or the sensitive skinned) this treatment is intense and I love it. You can feel it tingling and working it's magic the second you apply it to the skin. It comes out a deep pinky/red colour which is great for a good Instagram selfie (Priorities, right?) but more importantly, the results are amazing. You remove it after 10 minutes and you skin instantly looks glowing, smooth, radiant.. Just everything you'd want! This is a great one to apply the night before a big event, as it leaves your skin looking it's best. Oh and it costs £7. 

My last (but not least, of course) favourite is the Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Treatment (also £7) I love a good acid toner, they are how I first started incorporating acids into my routine. The Ordinary's glycolic acid toner is, in all honesty, nothing groundbreaking. I love it, don't get me wrong! But I have tried several other acid toners that work just as well. What makes this one take the prize though is the price. You can pay 5 times as much for an acid toner that will give you the same results as this. It leaves your skin glowing, removes any surface texture and leaves the surface of the skin feeling smoothed and prepped. It is such a great quality product and the price you are paying makes it a complete steal! 

What are your favourite products from The Ordinary? I'd love to know. Leave me a comment below!

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Zoe xo

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Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The Body Shop Vitamin E Gel Moisturiser REVIEW

Having oily/combination skin means finding a lightweight, easily absorbed moisturiser is key. If it doesn't disappear in seconds, it ain't for me! So, I was very intrigued when The Body Shop released their new Vitamin E Gel moisturiser. It promises to give 48 hours of hydration, whilst being non-greasy and fast absorbing. The label says it is for "normal/combination" skin types, however, if you are full on oily, I'd still recommend this. 

The texture is lovely- it is very lightweight and quite silky on the skin. I imagine this is down to the silicone that is in it, yet it doesn't feel too slippery like a lot of moisturisers with silicones can feel. It does what it says on the tin basically- It is indeed very lightweight and does sink in really easily to the skin, leaving a really smooth, fresh feeling on the skin. 

It is also oil free. The Body Shop have added raspberry extract to this product, which is how they get the source of antioxidant vitamin e whilst still allowing it to be oil free, which I think is super interesting. I highly suggest this for someone with dehydrated skin- or someone with oily skin that wants something lightweight but is still going to moisturise and hydrate without being heavy at all. I always use a serum before moisturiser, which is what I’d suggest doing if you are really dehydrated (if you want to stick to TBS their Drops of Youth serum works really well under this) as it helps to sort out the bulk of hydration lost in the skin. The Vitamin E Gel moisturiser then keeps everything fresh and hydrated on top. 

Have you tried the new Vitamin E Gel moisturiser yet? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

Thank you for reading.

Zoe xo