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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! 


Caviar, darling?

Thursday, 25 April 2013

The lovely people at Skin Shop have sent me over a rather exciting new product to sample - 
The new SMask Korean Caviar Mask.

Having spent some time living in Korea, I was really exciting to read about this product. I have used various Korean face masks before and found the fact they actually are masks, and not just a cream or paste, a little bit too exciting!

Here is a little bit of what got me excited about this product:

"Unlike traditional face masks, Korean film masks are actual silicone masks infused with skin rejuvenating ingredients that slowly dissolve into the skin. The encapsulation of the skin under the dissolvable silicone mask means that the ingredients in the mask penetrate deeply into every crevice of skin, giving a salon-standard result... 

Smask Caviar Film Masks give skin an instant luxurious boost that leaves skin looking immediately rejuvenated and softer while smoothing out the appearance of fine dry lines."

I can't wait to try it out! It comes in a pack of three so I think I may have to indulge in a pamper sesh with a friend and some champers, of course.

You can buy the face masks, hand masks, and eye masks (yes they have thought of it all) at

Review to follow soon..