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Smooth Move

I mentioned months ago that I’m using Kirsty McLeod Clarifying Clay Exfoliator to smooth my skin. I absolutely adore this product – it instantly sloughs away dry, rough skin and turns my complexion bright, radiant and soft.

It perfectly preps the skin for moisturiser and make-up and helps keep pimples at bay. I like to use it as a mask for ten minutes before gently scrubbing with wet fingers. You can also use it as an overnight spot treatment – fab!

Word is, it won’t be around much longer so get it while you can – available from Cult Beauty.

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Gimme Some Skyn

Long have I awaited skin care that tackles the root of all my complexion worries: stress.

Let me explain a bit about myself, I am a worrier. I constantly have a million things buzzing around my head which I’m not sure what to do with. I worry about worrying. It makes me spend all day and night with a scrunched up face and furrowed brow. I don’t like it, and neither does my face.

The folks at Skyn Iceland know just what stress does to our skin, from inducing blemishes and wrinkles to impairing the skin’s ability to heal. They also know that when you’re worn out and run down, the eyes are the first to show it.

I’ve had the pleasure of using Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels. These little pads stick to the under eye area where they instantly cool and soothe puffy peepers. Left on for ten minutes they rejuvenate the eye area and give you back your sparkle. The patch is really easy to apply and adheres to the skin perfectly, whilst peeling away gently when the treatment time is up.

Followed with the luxurious Icelandic Relief Eye Cream, peepers are left showing no sign of the stress you feel.

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Rescue Me

Eve Lom Rescue Mask is a cult product loved by those in the know. It has has won the title of ‘best mask for congested skin’ in the ‘InStyle 100 Best Beauty Buys’ about a hundred zillion times. It is, apparently, a skin saviour.

It is no surprise then that I own a tube, let me give you my Rescue Mask Review!

As with all things that have a huge amount of hype, whether they are beauty products, films or albums, I was inevitably slightly disappointed. I had fallen victim to the good press and as I spread the strong smelling, clay based mask over my face I was expecting some kind of miracle.

I spent the next twenty minutes watching the clay dry and wondering what was about to unfold. What would happen when I rubbed away the white gunk? Would all my spots be magically vanished? Blotchy marks dissipated? Would my skin exude the health it showed at the age of 16 again? It was with great excitement that I rubbed the mask away with a damp muslin cloth.

Of course, the answer to all of my questions was a resounding ‘no’. Wish as we may, there is no such thing as a miracle product and no quick fixes in beauty. I do love this mask (now that I am over the hyped up claims) and I’ll use it once or twice a fortnight when my skin is feeling clogged and grimey. It is particularly good when it is applied after steaming the face.

The strong camphor smell of the mask is just like Vics Vapo Rub. It is fantastic for unwinding and de-stressing when you’ve had a tough day and feel rotten, which I think is half the fun of face masks anyway!

Will I buy it again? Most likely, but it isn’t on my top spot of beauty treatments.

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