Showing posts with label Dry Skin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dry Skin. Show all posts

Beauty Review // Defensil Rescue Serum*

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

For anyone who has suffered from dry skin, you will know how uncomfortable and irritable it can be.

Having just moved house, I seem to be spending rather too much time with my hands in and out of water. Whether it's washing up the dishes, (we haven't had the dishwasher plumbed in yet), or cleaning bathrooms or other household/DIY chores - my hands seem to be constantly dry. I know, I hear you cry "wear marigolds??!!".. This would, of course, be a sensible solution - however I keep forgetting and they are a bit of an awkward hand accessory.

To overcome this chronic dryness I decided to take Defensil Rescue Serum* out of my cupboard. It's a great little serum for dry and sensitive skin. I have been using it over the winter to combat the random dry patches I'd been getting on my back (I think they were as a result of the skin meds I was taking at the time). The irritable feeling vanished almost as soon as the serum was applied.

The serum is fab. It's a gel-like cream and has a smooth texture. It slowly soaks into the skin and gives immediate relief without causing stinging or irritation. Defensil Rescue Serum* is Swiss created - which if you ask me must be a good thing - have you tried Swiss chocolate?? 

The Serum contains two key natural ingredients; an extract from the Cardiospermum seed and cold pressed Echium Oil. These two ingredients have been recognised in trials to stabilise and regenerate the skin barrier. It is these two ingredients which help to stop that itchy feeling associated with dry skin. In my case it really did make a huge difference.

The cream doesn't really smell of much which I think is a positive - there is nothing worse than the pong of medicated creams. The serum helps keep the skin in good condition and the patches I had soon went after I started using this little pot o' Swiss goodness.

Over the last couple of weeks I have been using it on my poor hands. Thankfully, it's working a treat! My hands really do feel less sore and less dry. Now I just need to sort out my nails or rather what is left of them.. Seriously, 'Hello House = Goodbye Nails' - people should warn you about this! 

I would recommend this product to anyone with uncomfortably dry, or sensitive skin, in need of some TLC. The price is also pretty reasonable at £9.95 for 50ml - which lasts an age. It is available to buy from the Skin Shop - which is a great online beauty shop that has lots of treats for sensitive or problem skin. 

Have you tried any rescue lotions or potions? I'd love to hear from you! 


A.K.A Lippy

Thursday, 31 January 2013

I love the idea of lipstick. To me it's the epitome of femininity and glamour. The idea that a little bit of colour can transform your look and add a finishing touch makes me just swoon..  

I have always struggled with lipstick. I suffer from slightly dry lips and found that some lipstick can dry them even more. This is not a good look as the colour can look patchy and make your lips look cracked.
 I usually have to mix my lipstick with a clear gloss, or a heavy lip balm, to stop this from happening. 
No matt lips for me.

I am currently on a medication called Roaccutane. Which, for those lucky enough to have never heard of, is to help with blemished skin (I hate the A word). It's quite a harsh drug and one of the side effects is dry skin and lips. I am quite lucky as my skin really wasn't too bad and could easily be concealed by makeup - but I thought I'd give it a go and I'm currently on my second course (if you want any recommendations for products whilst on this or anything else then get in touch). 

Being on a lip drying drug means wearing lipstick can be very difficult - bahh humbug...

I was recently introduced to the cosmetic brand A.K.A. It's a brand I hadn't heard of before. It's a UK brand with the majority of it's products made in the UK - which, as I'm especially patriotic, I love.

The A.K.A lipstick's are fab. They really are full of moisture and come in great colours. 
I am loving the clean design of the packing - I'm a strong believer that what's inside a makeup bag should look as good as the bag itself.

The colours I have been wearing are Crushed and Flirt. They are pretty good value at £7.50, (if you click the image it'll take you to their site), and do not require me to mix them up with any gloss - even on my medication - just dab of Vaseline on a really dry day.

Crushed is a lovely cute peachy-pink colour. It's not hugely peach or hugely pink - meaning it's quite a subtle colour and works great as a day-to-day lipstick.

Flirt is a vamp-ish red. Being blonde, and whiter than white, I find finding a red lipstick pretty difficult. There are so many undertones to red lipstick - a lot are purple which is a huge no no for me. This one is a pink-red which, I think, works well for me. It's a great lipstick for cocktails or dinner dates. The colour lasts really well - but it can transfer a little- but most high pigment lipsticks do.

I currently have my eye on their pinky L'Amour colour which I may invest in next.

I do have a little secret for improving the wear and moister level of lip stick, or just your lips in general (great if you are on Roaccutane), and I will post about it soon.

In the meantime, I will  leave you with one word. Nipple.


Flirt and Crushed.

Flirt and Crushed.

Flirt and Crushed.