Latest beauty launches to get excited about this October

Tropic Skincare has launched two new serums: Glow Berry Brightening Serum and Rainforest Dew Hydration Serum. Not sure yet which one I’m more excited to try – the most stable and potent form of vitamin C out there that protects skin all day long from antioxidants and therefore ageing, while also preventing and clearing pigmentation,…

My latest skincare empties – serums & treatments

Here comes the long-awaited sequel of my latest skincare empties promised back in May – has it already been over 5 months?! After reviewing the cleansers, toners and masks that have been part of my skincare routine over the last year or so, it’s time to review the serums, treatments and moisturisers that I’ve been…

September favourites

As with every transition month, September is one of those crucial points in every skincare routine that is meant to both bring emergency care for the past summer’s sins and to prepare the skin for the rainy, cold days ahead. And by sins I generally mean too much sun and maybe not as much SPF…

May favourites

I love playing around with different products and most of the time struggle to finish them before I get bored. I have my staples, which I keep mentioning here from time to time, but the rest of my routine consists of a lot of experimenting and testing to see what works and what can give…

My latest skincare empties – cleansers, toners & masks

I might have been slacking from my blog writing over the last few months, but you’ll surely be happy to hear that my skincare routine hasn’t been as sluggish as my writing! On the contrary, I’ve actually been experimenting with quite a few products – so many of them in fact, that I have to…

September favourites

Some months are all about discovering new favourites, while others are about using the products you know and love. This September has been mostly one of the latter kinds, where I focused on decluttering my ‘bathroom shelfie’ and preparing for the colder days of autumn, which meant using up the last of my summer skincare…

One-step night-time routines

Do you suffer from lack of time, commitment issues, skincare overload or all of the above? Try a one-step* evening regimen that ticks all your skin’s boxes and responds to its needs timely, easily and on a budget. Here are my tried-and-tested one-product routines: *Just to be clear, one-step regimens are to be performed on…

Foundation-Free: How I Achieved My Skin Confidence Goal

At the end of 2016, when I invested what I then believed to be a small fortune on Alpha H and a retinol serum, my mind was pretty set on one ultimate skincare goal that I had been dreaming of since I can remember: to give up foundation. This would, obviously, involve having close-to-perfect skin…

Kathy Sue-Ann’s Natural Skincare brand review

An embarrassingly long-overdue post. Products sent by the OBL Club for honest reviews 100% natural and organic are music to my ears when it comes to skincare. I love all things clean beauty, and Kathy Sue-Ann’s products meet the most stringent criteria in this area: no harsh chemicals, free of animal testing, no harming substances like…

Field Guide to Retinol – all your questions answered

What is retinol? It might sound like a scary undefined chemical compound, but retinol is nothing but vitamin A, one of the essential vitamins for your skin. And now a bit of boring, yet necessary sciency stuff. Retinoids come in different forms and concentrations, including retinoic acid (also known as tretinoin), retinyl palmitate and retinaldehyde. Retinol…