Review: Kiehl’s Centella Skin-Calming Facial Cleanser

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I was on the hunt for a new gentle cleanser as in the colder months my skin is prone to feeling sensitive with the occasional itchy red flare up. After my shift at work I pop to the Kiehl’s counter in our Beauty Hall to get some expert advice.

Following an informal skin consultation with a very knowledgeable cool looking dude (great hair) I was recommended to use the Centella Skin-Calming Facial Cleanser. So straight to the till I go with my £5 beauty loyalty voucher excited to try it out later that night.

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It’s very light weight and free of all nasties and of course soap free/alcohol-free, it’s perfect for sensitive skin as it’s comforting and gentle leaving your skin moisturised.

The formula contains:  Aloe Vera – to soften and smooth.  Chamomile to comfort and soothe.  Centella Asiatica (Tiger Herb) for antibacterial and anti-psoriatic effects. *In the wild tigers with wounds rub against this plant for it’s healing properties.

After just one use my skin feels calm, moisturised and very clean without feeling tight. (I use this as my first step in a double cleanse) The formula is that of a creamy translucent gel with no scent, you can use on dry skin and cotton off or damp skin and flannel off. I always flannel off to double up as a gentle exfoliation. It’s non-sticky and non-foaming so my skin absolutely loves it, I am happy to say that this is my perfect winter facial cleanser, so the guy (who I must go back and thank) on the Kiehl’s counter was spot on! You can get yours from Liberty here.

Have you tried any of Kiehl’s facial cleansers? I would love to hear about them.

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Review: Nivea 3-1 sensitive caring micellar water

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If you read my post’s or follow me on instagram you will already know I love to use Nivea essentials alongside my higher end beauty products. Sometimes you don’t need to spend a small fortune to get good quality and great results. I’d just finished a bottle of Micellar water so thought I’d try our Nivea’s latest edition to their sensitive caring range.

The packaging is the new taller bottle with an easy to to open flip lid which is great when you are rushing preventing spills. The label on the front has been updated with cute air bubbles drawn on which must be a reaction to the instagram culture and our obsession to photograph everything!

The product: It’s a 3-1 cleanser for face and eyes for sensitive skin containing dexpanthenol and grape seed oil. Use on cotton wool to remove make-up and dirt without rubbing and moisturises and helps to reduce the signs of sensitive skin: redness, tightness, dryness.

Summary: My skin had been feeling super sensitive with red/dry itchy patches but on first application of this cleansing water I cannot believe the positive effect it’s had on my skin! It’s looking calm, a lot less itchy and no where need as red and angry. I do still double cleanse in the morning using a creamy cleanser which I flannel off, then sweep over with this as my second cleanse. At night I’m a little lazy so rely on this doing he full job which I do twice.

Verdict: This is brilliant stuff! I haven’t tried it on stubborn waterproof mascara yet (i’m a big fan of Nivea Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover read here) but it’s great for removing my daily work wear make-up. I am really pleased with it’s performance and will definitely re-purchase and at only £3.69 it’s a bargin.

Buy your’s from Boots

What have you tried from the Nivea Sensitive Caring range?

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Tangles be gone!

If you’ve not already been introduced to this seemingly simple invention then you are missing out! The Tangle Teezer was invented by Shaun Pulfrey a hair colourist (I used to work with Shaun at Vidal Sassoon)

20130721-215322.jpg Shaun famously went before the investors on the TV series Dragons Den in 2007 looking for a £80k investment for 15%, he was knocked back without an investment as the dragons couldn’t see it as a viable business. How wrong we’re they??  To date Tangle Teezer’s are available in over 50 countries with 6 types of brush, and what is amazing that they are used by the professionals too, you will find them in most hair salons.

20130721-220349.jpg My Tangle Teezer is a compact styler in Pink Sizzle, it fit’s perfectly in my hand and has a nifty little removable cover to protect the teeth from fluff/dirt.

20130721-220710.jpgTangle Teezer can be used on wet or dry hair without damage, it glides through my hair like a hot knife to butter! My hair is fine and tangles up very easily while shampooing or when dry. You only need to blow on my hair and it tangles. This tool is AMAZING I’ve had one for years and cannot be without it.

20130721-221117.jpg Great for every day or on the beach, kids and adults love them, they are affordable and come in great colours/designs there’s something for everyone! What’s not to LOVE get yours HERE
P.s did I mention that Tangle Teezer are proud owners of 12 awards. Okay okay I rest my case…go buy one!

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