Ecooking is a Danish brand created by an Tina Søgaard, who was already working in the beauty industry before she started creating these products in her kitchen, bringing in raw ingredients from the laboratories she worked on (hence the name). These products have developed into an environmentally conscious, “clean” skincare brand. Uh oh.Continue reading “Brand Review | Ecooking (day cream, eye cream, vitamin C serum, neck cream, multi balm, foot cream)”
StarSkin is a brand that focuses a lot on sheet masks. They also have other products but the masks are by far the most popular. It’s a relatively young brand (2015) and it’s a regular appearance on beauty boxes and advent calendars, which is where I got everything I ever had from them.
The brand claims to be inspired by South Korean skincare. They also claim to be 100% natural and clean beauty, which is usually a bad sign. Although “natural” and “clean” claims have no scientific foundation nor are they regulated terms, meaning any brand can claim to be natural and clean regardless of the ingredients they use, it usually is a sign that there will be a lot of essential oils in the formulations of that skincare brand, in detriment of actually good ingredients. Essential oils are mainly perfuming ingredients that commonly have the potential to irritate the skin.
So the first thing I did was focus on the ingredients list. And saying I was surprised is a f*cking understatement.Continue reading “Brand Review | StarSkin (100% Camelia 2-Step Oil mask, Smoothing Eye Masks, Nourishing Hand Mask)”
I’m not a fan of oily textures when it comes to skincare. That being said, this past year I’ve discovered and fallen in love with emulsifying oil cleansers. It took me way longer than I care to admit to find out about those. It’s shameful. Not only because I pride myself in being a connoisseur of all things makeup related, but because I might have gone through cleansers more often and stumble upon these sooner if I didn’t skip taking off my makeup before going to bed so often.
Yep, I’m one of those.Continue reading “Review | MAULI Supreme Skin Cleansing Oil”
This product is my best skincare “secret”. So underrated. A lot of people just don’t like it. And I get it. She’s not easy to get to know. She’s stings. Literally. But if you give her a chance, you’ll love her.Continue reading “Review | The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% and How to Use It”
You know how, even though you feel very powerful in a freakum dress and high heels, you sometimes just need to put on that beat up cardigan and loose sweat pants and be comfortable and snug? This is what this product is. The granny pants of moisturizers. Not very sexy, definitely not something new, but God forbid if you don’t have one.Continue reading “Review | Simple Water Boost Hydrating Gel Cream (a solution for oily dehydrated sensitive skin)”
My current skincare routine usually involves a hydrating serum first, then a treatment, then a moisturizer. My GOD, quarantine me is soo extra. This only happens because I’m working from home and literally roll out of bed 10 minutes before I have to be in front of the computer. Time saved on commute is enough to sleep a little more and do my skincare. I may have week-old stained pyjamas on, but my skincare is done.Continue reading “Review | Sarah Chapman Skinesis Intense Hydrating Booster”
With this year’s pandemic that made it so that I can barely leave the house, makeup only gets dusted off for poorly lit zoom calls and clothes get neglected for near-rag pyjamas, so at what other thing can I throw my money to cloud and numb the cold, harsh reality with frivolous consumerism? Skincare.Continue reading “Review | Sweet Chef Ginger + Vitamin C Fresh Pressed Sheet Mask”
I don’t need excuses to buy beauty products, but it’s nice to have them. I’m new to the beauty advent calendar mania (I know, it’s surprising, but they didn’t use to come by easily in Portugal), so this year I’ve been paying more attention. I was already down for the LookFantastic Advent Calendar when this thing dropped – 11 full size products for 85 pounds. Yes, want, mine.Continue reading “LookFantastic 2020 Beauty Chest – better than any beauty advent calendar”
You know what I’m a fan of? Instant gratification. Maximum benefit with minimum effort. No surprise then that I’m into face masks.Continue reading “Patchology FlashMasque Hydrate 5 Minute Sheet Mask – review”