Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Oz Naturals Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C Serum

Flashback to a few months ago on Black Friday, I was looking to try a serum. I didn't have much of a skin care routine and I wanted to change that and so I ended up ordering a few items off Amazon  this being one of them.

I haven't heard of Oz Naturals before (shame on me) but what caught my attention about this product was:
1. It had the best reviews out of Serums I was looking at.
2. All natural ingredients.
3. It had what I was looking for in the serum.
4.Cruelty free

plus it's also free of 'paraben, sulfate-free, mineral oil-free, lanolin-free, gluten-free, and GMO-free'

About the Oz Natural Serum taken from their website:

'OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum deeply hydrates and plumps skin to diminish fine lines and wrinkles. Rich with antioxidant vitamin C, this formula leaves skin soft & rejuvenated & because it's botanically derived, it is considered to be the highest quality HA serum on the market.

  • Plump & hydrates dry dull skin
  • Assists in balancing skin moisture levels
  • Speeds up skin-cell turnover, keeping new and healthy skin on the surface
  • Diminishes surface lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen
  • Naturally lifts and firms sagging'

The four key ingredients they state are Hyaluronic Acid which holds its 1000 times it's weight in water, Vitamin C which rids of free radicals and supports natural collagen. Wild Crafted Green Tea which is a antioxidant and anti inflammatory and finally Vitamin E which helps circulation of the blood and nourishes skin cells.

The full list of ingredients are:

'Ingredients remain 98% natural and 72% organic. Organic Aloe, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Witch Hazel, Kosher Vegetable Glycerin, MSM, Hydroxyethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan Gum, Organic Jojoba Oil, Wildcrafted Green Tea, Geranium Essential Oil, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin.'
1. Wash and pat skin dry
2. Apply toner before serum
3. Apply a small amount to entire face, neck, and decollete
4. Allow to dry
5. Follow with high quality moisturizer'

I personally don'y apply a toner but I do follow the rest of the directions. Now this serum claims to do a lot and I have found that when I use this it does make my skin incredibly soft and I do feel it absorbs my moisturizer really well. I can't really comment on the anti wrinkle part  as I don't have many, I'm only 23! But I don't notice new wrinkles which is good!  It doesn't feel greasy and absorbs quickly, it's always refreshingly cold too. Since using this and plus other products my skin is finally looking good for once and I hardly break out! 

This is £12.39

What's your favourite Serum?


Thursday, 5 February 2015

Diorskin Airflash Foundation - New Favourite!!

Don’t you love it when you find a new great product accidentally?

My new favourite foundation is the Diorskin Airflash, I stumbled across this whilst researching another foundation that I wanted to try but ended up purchasing this beauty. 
I’ve wanted to change my foundation for a while now. I use to use Revlon Colourstay mainly and also Estee Lauder Double Wear.  Both foundations are great especially for coverage but the Colourstay was starting to make my skin look weird, I don’t really know how to describe it but it didn’t look good!

Now that I have started using Diorskin Airflash my foundation looks so much better!  This foundation is different to most because it’s not a liquid or cream but a spray. I use the lightest shade which is 100 Ivory and it comes in 7 other shades.

From the Dior website:

‘The go-to solution for professional makeup maestros, Airflash brought the airbrushed perfection of spray foundation to daily makeup rituals.
New from the Dior laboratory comes an Airflash formula that is lighter and silkier than ever for a fabulously even, flawless finish. Paraben-free and suffused with fresh natural oils that evaporate as soon as they land, it settles imperceptibly as a silky-smooth film with long-wearing coverage but no visible texture. The result is instant: a super-smooth, velvety complexion that feels like a second skin, full of radiance and glow.’

This foundation suggests to  give it a good shake (great exercise for the arms ;) ) and then spray this direct on the face but I personally don’t spray direct as I would just get it so streaky and it would just be very, very, bad.  I spray this into a little bowl for a few seconds and then use my Sigma F80 brush to apply. A little goes a long way with this and it has great coverage, this is popular with wedding make up artists. It does smooth out the skin and is long lasting, plus the skin feels super soft. I read somewhere that this gives you the ‘Instagram skin’ look which I think it really does and it looks very natural. It doesn’t make the skin look oily  as it’s a matte finish but it doesn’t cling to dry patches either. It also feels like you’re wearing nothing!!
it looks like I have no jaw Lol!

I really love this foundation and it is a bit pricey at £33.00 but it is a 70ml size which is a lot more than the standard foundation size.  You can buy this from shops such as Boots, Debenhams, John Lewis.