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Alpha-H Vitamin Serum

Here’s the thing. Whilst most skincare products will contain the ingredients your skin needs from day-to-day, we all have those moments when you feel like you need something extra to combat a specific problem. Especially during the warmer months. From long days at the beach, to those late nights, your skin is sure to need some additional love and attention.

For the past couple of months I’ve been applying the Alpha-H Vitamin C Serum each night, before going to bed. The result? Better skin. And not in a subtle way. In just a few weeks this made my skin about 10,000 watts more radiant. Not sure which serum is best for your skin? Have a quick read of my guide below and you’ll be sure to find what you need for your own summer skincare needs…

Alpha-H Vitamin B Serum.

If you’ve had enough of fine lines, uneven skin tone and tired looking skin then you should try the Alpha-H Vitamin B Serum. It is formulated to take on the daily environmental elements and prevent the appearance of premature ageing. If you’re not used to high-quality active serums like this, I recommend using it on alternative days at first. Just before you go to bed. Otherwise you might find it really rich at first, which is totally normal.

Alpha-H Vitamin C Serum with Grape Seed.

Think of the Alpha-H Vitamin C Serum as a good nights sleep in a bottle. This light-weight serum assists in the improvement of radiance, elasticity and skin texture. Whilst helping to reduce pigmentation, refine pores and provide protection against future sun damage.

Alpha-H Vitamin E Serum.

If you’ve spent too much time at the beach these summer holidays and your skin is crying for out for hydration and antioxidants this is the serum for you. The Alpha-H Vitamin E Serum will provide your skin with longer lasting hydration. Whilst the healing qualities of vitamin E will repair damaged skin cells, dry skin and sunburn for a brighter, healthier complexion.

Photos are not my own. Source Alpha-H.
My New Alpha-H Skincare Essentials

My New Beauty Saviours From Alpha-H

My New Alpha-H Skincare Essentials

Skincare can be a minefield, even for those in the know. From products, their ingredients, technique and usage, it’s hard to be sure you’re not doing at least something wrong. Recently I wrote a post where I shared the Alpha-H products that I can’t live without. When I shared this with the girls at Alpha-H they emailed me straight away. Surprised that I had found success with two products in particular, which are actually recommended for forty + and fifty + skincare regime.

When I had published the post on my blog, my skin was flawless and in the best condition it had ever been. But when I stopped using the two products which are usually recommended to someone in their forties or fifties, that’s when I noticed issues. I know now that my skin had been over stimulated and as a result was craving the products it had become use to. However, I have to admit at the time I had no idea what was going on.

Once I’d talked to the girls, it suddenly all made sense. I hadn’t consulted anyone about what I should be using. And with so many choices I’d just made a very common mistake. That’s when I decided it was time to touch base with one of the experts at the Alpha-H HQ, who recommended the ideal routine for my skin and the product changes that I should make ASAP.

Here are the new skincare products I’ve recently added to my routine…

Alpha-H Clear Skin Moisturiser. I have been using this new moisturiser every day for the last few months and I can’t imagine my life without it. Refreshing and lightweight, it works to clarify and hydrate your skin. It also contains natural ingredients which help to prevent breakouts and soothe any irritations.

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Rejuvenating Cream. Formulated to nourish and rehydrate thirsty skin, this rich moisturiser is best suited to dry, sun damaged and pigmented skin. I apply this every second evening to keep my skin clear and glowing.

Alpha-H Vitamin C Serum with Hyaluronic Acid and Grape Seed. I apply this every second evening when I’m not using the Liquid Gold Rejuvenating Cream. Enriched with botanicals and hyaluronic acid, this Vitamin C serum brightens, hydrates and plumps up the skin.

The Alpha-H products which have remained in my routine…

Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser with Aloe Vera. A creamy three-in-one cleanser rich in Vitamin E and Aloe Vera. It completely removes all of your face and eye make-up whilst helping to correct the skin’s natural pH balance.

Alpha-H Instant Facial. This spray helps to reinvigorate the complexion by refining the size of your pores, removing dead cell build-up and softening wrinkles. It also leaves the skin feeling fresher, smoother and firmer.

Alpha-H Liquid Gold. Liquid Gold is probably the most famous product from the Alpha-H range. A skin resurfacing treatment formulated with a low pH delivery system to effectively diminish wrinkles, pigmentation and sun damage.

Photos are not my own. Source Alpha-H.

Take A Deep Breath

Switch Off, De-Stress And Take A Deep Breath

Take A Deep Breath

I tend to go out of my way to ensure my blog is frivolous, at times superficial, but most importantly, far removed from the part of my life that I don’t share with anyone. For me, not talking about the troubles of day-to-day life is not because I want to convince everyone that I am invincible. I’ve just never felt it was appropriate. However, for this post I wanted to share with you a little bit about the last few months, so that you will understand why I was genuinely moved by the new campaign from Philosophy Skincare…

We don’t often take time out for ourselves. Because we are all so busy with work, relationships, commitments and the pace at which we move through our day. And as a result we often push ourselves to the limit. That is, until the imminent arrival of exhaustion, as well as the burning desire for nothing but a lounge or a bed. It’s then that you realise the stress you have put on your body and your health.

I can’t deny that I’ve spent the last six – twelve months, running from day-to-day. My soul drowning in a schedule that has spun its way in repetitive cycles around my life and bundled my existence into a heart-breaking seven day package; Working full time Monday to Friday and dedicating any free time to preparing content for my website, attending events, driving social media, writing blog posts as well as running my own fashion and lifestyle brand. Not only did I forget to take time out occasionally. I completely forgot to take care of myself.

When your stressed, there’s no denying that it takes a toll on your health and well-being. But it also takes a toll on your appearance. Tired and dull skin are just one of the consequences of not looking after yourself properly. And as a result for the last month or so, for the first time in a long time, my very busy schedule has caught up with me and my skin has been out of sorts. It has also started to lack that youthful radiance that we all wish for.

Then a few weeks ago I received a care package from Philosophy Skincare which asked me to try their new range, Take A Deep Breath. Consisting of two products; An oil-free gel cream that works to keep skin hydrated, energised and radiant. And an eye gel cream; that delivers oxygen to the eye area resulting in younger, more vibrant looking skin. The campaign also encourages you to take a moment to breath and see life more clearly. Not only looking after your skin, but also your health and well-being.

I’ve always loved to spend time by the ocean. Especially when I’ve lost my inner balance and my skin is suffering from irritations. From now on I want to make a conscious effort to take time out for myself at least once a week. So now it’s over to you. When will you make time to look after your own needs? Remember, the small changes we implement have the most empowering and long-term effects. And if you can only fit just a small amount of time aside for yourself, do it while looking after your skin too with Philosophy’s Take A Deep Breath. Available to purchase here.

Photos are not my own. Source Philosophy Skincare.

My Alpha-H Skincare Essentials

My Alpha-H Skincare Essentials

Skincare has always been important to me, however it literally took years to find the right products that worked specifically with my skin. I went through some stages where products would work and then just weeks later loose their magic. Even resulting in dry skin, un-even skin tone, allergic reactions and breakouts. I actually believed that my skin was just always going to be a bit of mess.

That was until I was recommended the Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser. My skin improved from the first application and unlike other products I had tried in the past, it continued to have a magical effect weeks and months later. That was 4 years ago and I’ve used it every day, twice a day since then. I’ve also added a handful of other Alpha- H products to my daily routine.

There’s no denying that every girl wants beautiful skin, which is why I wanted to share this story. As well tell you the products which have worked for me. They’ve changed my skin for the better and if you haven’t yet found your own perfect skincare routine, I hope that they’ll have the same result for you…

Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser with Aloe Vera. This is a creamy three-in-one cleanser which is rich in Vitamin E and Aloe Vera. It completely removes all of your face and eye make-up whilst helping to correct the skin’s natural pH balance.

Alpha-H Instant Facial. This is a multi-purpose facial spray that helps to reinvigorate the complexion by refining the size of your pores, removing dead cell build-up and softening wrinkles. It also leaves the skin feeling fresher, smoother and firmer.

Alpha-H Liquid Gold. If you only try one product, try Liquid Gold. A skin resurfacing treatment formulated with a low pH delivery system to effectively diminish wrinkles, pigmentation and sun damage.

Alpha-H Liquid Gold Intensive Night Repair Serum. This is a high performance night time anti-wrinkle serum designed for both pre- and post-menopausal skin. Formulated with a combination of powerful age fighting ingredients, it works to visibly plump, firm and sculpt your complexion.

Alpha-H Liquid Laser Concentrate. This is a new addition to my skincare routine, which works to hydrates and firm mature skin. The serum has a light gel texture and is formulated with a low-pH delivery system to minimise signs of ageing. It will also make your skin glow!

Photos are not my own. Source Alpha-H.

Charcoal Skincare

Charcoal Skincare

Biore Charcoal SkincareCharcoal is the latest ingredient to take the beauty industry by storm and after trailing Biore‘s charcoal skincare range for the last 3 months I can see why. When used in skincare, charcoal does wonders to deeply cleanse and detoxify your skin. Drawing impurities and toxins from deep within your pores, it gives an amazing deep clean while also naturally and gently exfoliating. Charcoal is also gentle, but effective and works especially well to clean and care for oily, combination and blemish prone skin types. Here are the Biore products I would recommend to anyone looking to step up their skincare regime…

The Bioré Self Heating Mask. This was the first charcoal skincare product I ever tried and it didn’t take long for me to add it to my weekly skincare routine. Not only is it super simple and quick to use, the results are visible instantly. Once you apply the mask it begins to warm, drawing out all the dirt in your pores. You only have to leave it on for one minute and then rinse off.

The Biore Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar. Activated in water, this Charcoal Bar creates a soapy lather that draws out toxins and impurities. Perfect for both your face and body. 

Bioré Deep Pore Charcoal Cleanser. This is such a great product which literally cleans the pores in as little as 30 seconds. It has been formulated with non-staining natural charcoal and skin purifying technology to break through dirt-seeking molecules. Don’t be alarmed by the dark appearance of this cleanser as it turns to a white foam when mixed with water and leaves skin feeling smooth and cleansed without irritation.

The Biore Deep Cleansing Charcoal Pore Strips. No one ever likes to admits they love pore strips but the truth us, we’ve all used them and we’ve all enjoyed it! Infused with charcoal, these pore strips work harder than ever before.

Photos are not my own. Source Biore.