HEIMISH ARTLESS GLOW BASE SPF 50 PA+++ A mixed review of this multitasking primer, glow-giver, hydrator & sunscreen. It doesn't sting my eyes, is sans whitecast, goes on smoothly and primes well for makeup. But it contains fragrance, can sting broken skin and the glow is of a slight pearly white when I prefer I warmer tone.
All in all, for me it's a lightweight, comfortable, easy-to-wear sunscreen that has protected my skin really well. Until something better comes along and bats its lashes at me, this is my go to facial sunscreen.
FULL REVIEW AT BEAUTYLITERATE.COM ✔ Chemical Octinoxate, Octisalate, Ensulizone, Octocrylene, Univul A Plus, Avobenzone | ? Mineral Titanium Dioxide (I do not know if it is in a concentration enough to be counted as sunscreen) | ✘ Fragrance Free | ✔ Alcohol Free| ✘ Whitecast | ✔ Moisturising | ✘ Eye Irritation | (✘) Face Irritation | ✘ Comodogenic
#sunscreen #dryskin #sensitiveskin #eczema
Eucerin Sun Allergy Protection Creme-Gel Spf 50
Eucerin is probably my favourite skincare brand so I thought it would be easy to find a suitable sunscreen - they all seem to have alcohol denat. in them! I tried this one anyway but while it does protect it was not suitable for my dry sensitive skin. ✔ Chemical Homosalate, Octocrylene, Avobenzone, Octisalate, Polysilicone-15, Tinosorb S | ✘ Mineral | ✔ Fragrance Free | ✘ Alcohol Free | ✘ Whitecast | ✘ Moisturising | ✔ Eye Irritation | ✔ Face Irritation | ✘ Blemishes ✒ FULL INGREDIENTS LIST AND REVIEW AT BEAUTYLITERATE.COM 🏔 The background for this photo was taken from Naples - that's Vesuvius!
#sunscreen #dryskin #sensitiveskin #eczema #sunallergy
The sun used to make my skin condition a whole lot better. That changed with a suspected photoallergy caused by medication 😖
To stop the burning I had to learn about sunscreens and fast. The first I tried was Bioderma Photoderm Max Spf 50 Creme and it pretty much taught how hard it is going to be to find the right one. ✔ Chemical (Octocrylene, Bisoctrizole (Nano), Avobenzone, Tinosorb S) | ✘ Mineral | ✔ Fragrance Free | ✔ Alcohol Free | ✔ Whitecast | ✔ Moisturising | ✔ Eye Irritation | ✘ Face Irritation | ✔ Blemishes
FULL REVIEW AT BEAUTYLITERATE.COM
NB I took the photo used in the background for my post at Fisherman's Wharf when on holiday in San Francisco 😊
GET YOUR KIT OUT: Skincare On The Go
I never know how my skin will behave when I leave the house. There are so many things that can turn a good skin day into a bad one - strong sun, strong wind, central heating, air conditioning, food allergies.
So I have a kit of products I always take with me to troubleshoot or do a complete routine if necessary. Here's what's in my kit but tell me what you can't leave the house without!
▪TWEEZERS: to peel of any flaky skin without disturbing makeup
▪MICELLAR WATER & COTTON PADS: to remove makeup, dry skin or cleanse
▪HYDRATING MIST: for a temporary burst of hydration until you can apply moisturiser
▪MOISTURISERS: whatever floats my boat - serums, oils, lotions, creams, balms
▪LIP BALM: unless it's already covered under Moisturisers
▪SUNSCREEN: for reapplication
▪ANTI-INFLAMMATORY TREATMENT: whether it's a non-steroid or steroid one ▪ANTIHISTAMINE TABLETS: the non-drowsy kind
▪CONCEALER: one as close to skin colour as possible to cover up cover any redness that appears or where makeup has come off
▪EYE DROPS: a must for me but not necessarily for you
▪NAIL FILE: to file away any sharp edges that could damage skin if I scratch ✋
I have been known to get my kit out at the table in a restaurant - it's easier to do at a table then hovered over a sink with no dry surface to put your bag on. Maybe I shouldn't, but I'd rather take care of myself than care what other people think!
CLOCKWISE IN IMAGE | SEPHORA COLLECTION NAIL FILE • ISAAC MIZRAHI LOVES REVLON TWEEZERS • MAC SELECT MOISTURECOVER CONCEALER • BIODERMA HYDRABIO H2O (DECANTED IN A MUJI FROSTED FLIP TOP BOTTLE) • ELIZABETH ARDEN EIGHT HOUR CREAM (DECANTED IN A MUJI CREAM POT) • LA ROCHE POSAY BAUME B5 (DECANTED) • PYUNKANG YUL MIST TONER • BIODERMA PHOTODERM MAX SPF 50+ CREAM • E.L.F. X IRIS BEILIN MIS AMORES BEAUTY CLUTCH.
Have used these @maccosmetics base products for years:
• Studio Conceal & Correct Duo
• Select Moisturecover
• Studio Finish Spf35 Concealer
• Studio Face & Body
• Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
Despite encountering shade issues they are great for dry and/or dehydrated skin. Details on formula, shade and application in my latest post at beautyliterate.com
#mac #dryskin #baseproducts
Mixed feelings about La Roche Posay's Cicaplast Baume B5. It does help with minor irritation by soothing tingly itches before you scratch. And it also soothes skin if you have scratched. But I find it works best if you apply liberally and if you do that on dry skin, it leaves behind a chalky white cast.
Full review on the blog beautyliterate.com
#cicaplastbaumeb5 #itchy #titaniumdioxide #centellaasiatica
I posted my a.m. routine for healing skin earlier today. In the evening I add exfoliation and Vitamin D.
CLEANSE: no water just micellar, Bioderma Hydrabio H2O.
EXFOLIATE: very mild acid exfoliation with Cosrx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner to slough off dead skin and soften. Makes skin absorb next step better.
TREATMENT: Zelens Power D to fortify my skin
MOISTURE: mix of Hada Labo Goku Jyun and Vaseline
to make a lovely hydrating and moisturising gel.
My period brings on the worst flare-up and I pare back my facial routine to soothe and moisturise as I heal. In the morning:
CLEANSER: no water just micellar, Bioderma Hydrabio on cotton pads until dead skin has come off and pad comes away clear.
TREATMENT: La Roche Posay Cicaplast Basume B5 on sore patches to try and stem further irritation. Barefoot SOS Repair and Renew Intensive Treatment Oil all over to soothe.
MOISTURISER: Vaseline and Hada Labo Goku Jyun mixed together. Makes a lovely gel to hydrate and lock in moisture.
#periodproblems #healingskincare #eczemaflare
I don't know of another product like @eucerin_uk DermoCapillaire - this fluid moisturises my dry scalp and calms itchiness without making my hair oily so I can use it post shampoo with no problem! (Full review at beautyliterate.com)
Flagging up @gladskin_official Eczema Gel as a way to deal with weepy and Staph A infected skin wihtout steroids or antibiotics!
I was suffering with weepy flare ups every week and had three infections in the space of six months. I had a notion it was Staph A causing the problem which is how I found this product which contains Staphefekt: an enzyme that targets Staph A while leaving the good bacteria on your skin alone.
My skin is still extremely dry and itchy but at least when it's flaring up I can lessen the severity and damage. (I've put more details on the website beautyliterate.com but if you have any questions ask away). #staphinfection #weepyskin #gladskin
Just received my first order from @beauty_and_seoul! Making it easier to get my hands on Korean skincare and sending fantastic samples with my order? GOOD JOB 👍
#cosrx AHA/BHA Clarifying Treatment Toner
#helloskin Jumiso Whoa Whoa Soothing Mask
#pyunkangyul Mist Toner
#heimish All Clean Balm
My Best Eye Brushes from L to R: · Zoeva Luxe Pencil Brush · Louise Young LY38B Small Tapered Brush · Fero Socket Brush · MAC 217S Blending Brush · Real Techniques Shading Brush · Sephora Collection Pro Smudge #11
Tell me if there are any other amazing eye brushes I should know about!
My favourite out of all of them is the Real Techniques Shading Brush, it's multipurpose and with 2 of these I can do a complete eye look! (Close up and full length photo, description and review of each at beautyliterate.com)
Guilty of not washing your makeup brushes as often as you know you should? #brushegg #makeupbrushes #dryhands
I was pretty lazy in that department until I bought this nifty little cleansing tool that makes cleaning your makeup brushes a doddle. Also makes the process kinder to dry hands and your beauty bristles (see dedicated blog post for more info). A bargain product - I got mine for a pound off Amazon Marketplace. Seriously get one if you haven't already but I think everyone must have one by now right?
I've posted My Best Face Brushes and it's Real Techniques heavy! Primark and Beauty Blender are also feautured.
But for foundation and concealer I find sponges really are best for covering dry flaky skin because they bounce the product on and dont disturb the skin.
#realtechniques #primark #beautyblender
Four statement lip looks to make your smackers stand out while you party 2017 away. Swipe for close ups.
#NYE #metallicmatte #neonpink #shimmerynude #darkgloss
Click link in bio or visit beautyliterate.com for products used.
Have used Dermol for so long that I have no clue what I would use in the shower if it didn't exist!
Read the review at beautyliterate.com
If you love a flannel cleanse with an oil or a balm, consider using a microfibre cloth instead. It makes a hot cloth cleanse an effective yet much gentler affair!
Recommendations at beautyliterate.com
Eczema ate my eyebrows.
It chewed up my eyelashes.
It stole my moustache
Well that last one it can have, but I want the others back!
For tips on filling in patchy brows and a review of brow products, read the post at beautyliterate.com
I know some people say cleansing with a micellar water is not enough but when your skin is sore, going in with a full flannel cleanse can do more damage than good. It's honestly ok if you sometimes have to cleanse just with micellar water, as long as its an efficient but skin-friendly one like Hydrabio.
Full review at beautyliterate.com
#cantlivewithout #bioderma #micellarwater
Hada Labo Goku-jyun. Makes me happy as a cloud raining Hyaluronic Lotion!
Read review at beautyliterate.com