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…

The Ordinary Beauty Haul (I)

One of the skincare brands that have taken the beauty world by storm is The Ordinary by Deciem, which offers budget-friendly, yet highly active products for any skin concern for prices between £3.90-£14.90. You might have heard about the excellent reviews of some of the most trusted beauty bloggers and skincare professionals, but with cryptic product names based…

Exercising and Skincare: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

For all you gym bunnies out there, skincare might get a bit tricky when it comes to sweaty exercising. Working out is definitely good for you, but it might raise some question marks when it comes to looking after your skin. Here is a breakdown of the effects of exercising on your skin and the…

My Latest Skincare Empties

There is something exciting about finishing a product – even when you paid a fortune on it and your heart hurts a little to reach the bottom of the pot – because it leaves you with the promise to start a brand new product! I am a bit of a self-confessed, compulsive skincare junkie and…

My Best Anti-Acne Skincare Routines for Morning and Evening

For me, acne and blemishes have been the one major concern since my late teenage years. I know for a fact that the issue is hormonal so any miraculous effects that my skincare treatments might have are not always long-lasting, but I have managed to keep it under control for most of the month with the…