MOA The Green Balm Daily Cleansing Ritual

After the excesses of Christmas and new Year celebrations your skin may be looking a little lacklustre, so what better way to Spring clean your beauty regime and pick up a new cleansing product to reawaken your complexion.

Moa’s Daily Cleansing Ritual (RRP £17.50, Libbie Club price £15.75) is ideal if your aim for 2017 is clear, glowing skin. This must-have combo contains a 50ml pot of The Green Balm plus an organic bamboo face cloth for the ultimate deep cleansing and skin perfecting experience!

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NUDE Skincare Omega Cleansing Jelly

For years I used only foaming cleansers to wash my face; with my oily and blemish prone complexion I steered well clear of oil and cream based cleansers thinking they would clog my pores and exacerbate the problem. But as I’ve gotten older and learnt more about skincare I’ve discovered that I needn’t limit my skincare routine and that sometimes an oily complexion is actually crying out for a gentler, more nourishing formula.

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Dr Nick Lowe – Perfectly Clear Book Review

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There will be very few people that haven’t experienced acne at some point during their life. For the lucky ones it may only be the odd blemish or mild outbreak but for others it can be very severe, causing embarrassment, discomfort and upset. But whatever type of acne you experience equipping yourself with the right knowledge is the first step in tackling the problem and this is why Dr Nick Lowe, Consultant Dermatologist, and Dr Philippa Lowe have written Perfectly Clear; The Perfect Guide to Clear Skin*.

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LQ Liquid Health Supplements Advanced Skincare

I often say there is more to skincare than simply which lotions you slap onto your face. You can spend hundreds of pounds on the latest creams but if you neglect to eat a balanced diet or drink enough water that bright, youthful complexion isn’t  going to happen. Not to mention the fact that even with the healthiest of diets as we age the body’s production of Collagen slows down, leading to the telltale signs of aging. Whilst you can’t stop the inevitable hands of time completely we can, with the help of a new breed of skincare supplements help support our skin’s  health, and over the last month I’ve been trialling one of the latest from LQ Liquid  Health.

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LQ Liquid Health Supplements Advanced Skincare (RRP £29.99, 10 X 50ml)* is a liquid food supplement containing 5000mg Marine Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Turmeric, Aloe Vera, Glucosamine, Selenium, Zinc and vitamins B, C and E. Taken daily these ingredients work from the inside out to support healthy skin; protecting from oxidative stress and contributing to normal cell turnover. Whether your concern is fine lines, acne or hormonal breakouts LQ Liquid Health will help to calm, protect, reduce and alleviate.

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Acne Ultra Clear by The Derma Group

Speak to people about their skin concerns and most people will cite acne and blemishes. The skincare experts at The Derma Group know all too well how spots can knock a person’s confidence so they created Acne Ultra Clear, an all-natural face cream proven to conquer uncomfortable and embarrassing blemishes, leaving your skin clear, smooth and healthy.

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AA Skincare Lavender & Tea Tree Moisturising Face Lotion

There was a time when affordable skincare meant slapping on creams high in mineral oils, bulked out with synthetic fillers and fragranced with artificial perfume. Now thankfully companies have caught up, delivering skin-friendly, high performance formulas that are kind to your purse. One of the companies leading the way is AA Skincare, whose excellent products I’ve had the pleasure of featuring before, and today I have one of their face lotions to introduce you to.

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The AA Skincare Lavender & Tea Tree Moisturising Face Lotion (100ml, £6.96)* is a light and readily absorbed lotion, which not only moisturises but helps to tone and restore your skin. The tea tree oil and lavender makes the lotion naturally antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal, meaning it is perfect for acne prone skin; helping to blitz spots, blemishes and aiding the skin to heal.

The lotion comes in a generously sized 100ml pump dispenser, from which one pump is adequate for my whole face and neck. The texture is light and cooling, instantly soothing any redness and inflammation. Bolstered with Rosehip Oil, which has great rejuvenating and regenerating properties as well as being high in Vitamin C, and highly nourishing and antioxidant rich Grapeseed Oil the lotion really helps revive and brighten the complexion too.

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If you’re battling breakouts or suffering with hormonal breakouts this lotion is the perfect product. It doesn’t strip the skin or contain any harsh ingredients that could upset the balance of your skin, but treats it gently and respectfully. Plus the super affordable price point makes it really worth a punt!

You can explore the full range on the AA Skincare website and if you use promo code BLOG20 you can enjoy a 20% discount on your purchase.

*PR Sample


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Proactiv+ Skin Smoothing Exfoliator

Proactiv+ is a skincare brand founded in 1995 by Doctors Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields, who met whilst training as Dermatologists at Stanford University. Their area of particular interest is acne and blemishes, and they have dedicated their professional lives to researching and fighting the causes of breakouts, in turn helping people overcome the stigma associated with these skin conditions.

Proactiv+ is an easy to use three-step system which treats blemishes and helps prevent new ones from forming. Simply by cleansing with the Skin Smoothing Exfoliator, targeting and treating skin using the Pore Targeting Treatment, and finally hydrating with the Complexion Perfecting Hydrator the system offers those with spot-prone skin a clearer, healthier complexion or your money back!

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Australian Bodycare Blemish Stick

For most of the year, other than the odd hormonal breakout, my skin is fairly well-behaved, but when Summer arrives I seem to get more blemishes as my skin adjusts to the heat. Switching to a lighter moisturiser helps, but what about when a spot strikes or you feel that familiar tingling under the skin? Is there anything that can prevent that spot from emerging, or if it does speed up the healing?

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Timeless Truth Charcoal Detox Brightening Facial Beauty Mask

It was Korean beauty experts Memebox that introduced me to the delights of sheet masks and until then the only sort of face masks I’d ever used were the wash off or peel off variety. Popular in Asian countries sheet masks are a whole new ball game; impregnated with precious essence that you leave on for your skin to absorb they really do take skincare to the next level and they now have a regular place in my skincare routine. I was wondering when the UK would catch on with this wonderful beauty trend, and finally it seems we have with Beauty Masks Ltd.

Founded by Angela Barbagelata, who herself discovered the revelation that was sheet masks on a trip to the Far East, Beauty Masks Ltd is a company which exclusively distributes Timeless Truth Facial Beauty Masks within the UK and Ireland and very generously sent me one of their Timeless Truth Charcoal Detox Brightening Facial Beauty Mask (£4.90)* to sample.

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MyChelle Vitamin A Plus Serum

Formed in 2000 MyChelle Dermaceuticals is one of the leading natural, cruelty-free skincare brands in the marketplace. With a passion for creating the most effective, non-toxic skincare products MyChelle combines cutting-edge science with effective natural ingredients to deliver fast, visible results without the need for nasty ingredients or toxic chemicals. MyChelle also believe firmly in Corporate Social Responsibility and being as eco-friendly as possible when it comes to their packaging and processes, and they invest heavily in community foundations and organisations.

Sounding like a company right up my street I was really happy when they sent me one of their products to road test – their incredible Vitamin A Plus Serum, which seemed like it would be ideal for my temperamental, 30-something year old skin.

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