I had an email arrive this week celebrating the one year anniversary of The Ordinary skincare, which made me think now might be a good time to write my thoughts on the range. I was very late in the game with jumping on The Ordinary hype, but in the relatively short space of time I’ve been using their skincare I’ve converted quite a few other people onto using them, which I guess is testament to how effective the products have been!
The biggest selling point of The Ordinary is that they are a no nonsense, no frills, affordable skincare range which allows you to create your own bespoke skincare regimen. Each tiny glass bottle begins at an incredibly affordable £7.
I’m at the age now where the wrinkles that I really don’t want (ugly frown lines) are beginning to form, and after exhausting skincare options, Botox is becoming the next logical step. I think I’ve done pretty well with preserving my skin, being 34, and in fairness I have been battling that particular frown line between my brows since I was 26, managing to keep it fairly in check…until now.
It’s getting to Stage Two of really deepening, and that worries me. I was introduced to Fillerina by Labo a few months ago as a non invasive blend of hyaluronic acids akin to ‘Botox-in-a-bottle’, and it sounded exactly like what I needed. After trialling it for two weeks (as the product prescribes) and then allowing the results to fully develop over the following month, this was my outcome..
For the last month I’ve been exclusively trialling some key pieces from natural skincare brand Monu Skincare. To help rid my skin of the oh so dryness it’s been battling of late, I have been using the Monu Brightening Boost, Renu Restoring Cream Rich and Renu Nourishing Treatment Oil. One month on, lets see how I got on.. (more…)
Initially when I learnt there was a Slendertone Face*, I actually thought it was a product that helped reduce facial fat with toning exercises, which understandably felt a little gimmicky. However I was wrong. After attending an event for it pre-launch a couple of months ago, I discovered instead of reducing fat on the face, it worked as an anti-ageing device that stimulated muscle and collagen and ‘lifted’ the face. This was something I could definitely get behind the concept of, as regular facial massages to stimulate skin and lift the face was now a common practice amongst the beauty world.