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 Tisserand Tea Tree Essential Oil Roller Ball 10ml
Tisserand Tea Tree Essential Oil Roller Ball 10ml
Tisserand Tea Tree Essential Oil Roller Ball will purify and soothe oily, congested or blemish-prone skin. Bring relief to congested, sore or blemish-prone skin with this clarifying roller ball remedy from essential oil experts Tisserand. The blend is created with a combination of hand-blended oils, including naturally antibacterial Tea Tree Oil, astringent Grapefruit, antiseptic Manuka Oil and skin nourishing Jojoba Oil to calm inflamed skin and angry blemishes to leave skin relieved, cleansed and softened. In a neat handbag size, it's great for on-the-go applications when your skin feels tight and congested. Gently glide over skin where needed and allow to absorb. Free from parabens and synthetic fragrances.
 
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Useful product to have around
Date:19 February 2014
Location: Cardiff
Age: 19-29
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Really effective spot treatment, plus the rollerball feature is great. Easy to use, I like to roll it all over congested areas of my skin after cleansing & toning in the evening. Due to the product containing oil, it doesn't dry out the skin like other spot treatments, which is good.
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Correct deep wrinkles, premature sun damage and an uneven skin tone with the La Roche-Posay Redermic Retinol Anti-Ageing Concentrate Intensive, a retinol treatment suitable for all skin types, even sensitive Created with a 0.3% concentration of pure retinol, a vitamin A derivative that is the gold standard in treating wrinkles, the corrector stimulates collagen and elastin to promote a firmer and smoother appearance. An added retinol booster complex made up of retinal palmitate and adenosine works in perfect synergy to enhance the efficacy of the star ingredient, while LHA concentrated at 0.3% exfoliates the surface of the skin and increases cellular turnover. Over time, skin becomes more even and firm, with fine lines and deep wrinkles appearing diminished. Premature dark spots are faded, and the surface of the skin is visibly smoothed, ensuring lasting, enhanced radiance. Why We Love It It's no surprise that this highly effective anti-ageing solution from La Roche Posay has reached a much-talked-about status within the beauty community, loved by skincare enthusiasts and beauty bloggers alike. What makes this product a little different from many other retinol products is that it's suitable for sensitive skin sufferers so that everyone can benefit from its skin-transforming properties. How To Use It Apply in the evening to the face and neck. Use alone if skin is combination to oily, or beneath a moisturising cream if skin is dry. After use, skin will become more sensitive to burning after sun exposure, so apply a daily sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15 Works Well With If you're looking for more skincare solutions for ageing and mature skin why not discover the entire La Roche-Posay Anti-ageing collection? Contain a selection of creams, serums and targeted solutions for lines and wrinkles; you'll love the results that these innovative products can achieve. Values Hypoallergenic Paraben-free
 
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Good for spots as well as wrinkles!
Date:19 February 2014
Location: Cardiff
Age: 19-29
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I use this whenever my skin is more congested than usual, and it really helps to minimise blemishes (especially the painful under the skin kind). It's also great at fading the marks left behind by blemishes. Due to it being quite a strong product, I only use it every couple of nights, and always couple it with a moisturiser.
 
My Product Recommendations
 
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Target the key signs of oily and acne-prone skin with La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo [+], a complete skincare solution that eliminates acne marks from the moment they start to form. The iconic Effaclar Duo [+] has been renovated for 2018, returning with a breakthrough formula that corrects and hydrates for clearer skin in 4 weeks. The non-sticky, melt-in formula is clinically proven to correct the appearance of blemishes, while unclogging blocked pores, controlling shine and refining the skin's texture. Anti-inflammatory niacinamide intensely soothes, zinc PCA controls sebum to mattify and control shine, while LHA and salicylic acid gently exfoliate the surface of the skin. Suitable for even the most sensitive skin, the formula accelerates the skin's repair process. The bestselling Duo formula is enhanced with Procerad, a patented ceramide that rebuilds the skin's surface and prevents the red and brown pigmentation marks left behind by acne. This key ingredient reduces inflammation and the onset of hyperpigmentation, which can become permanent if left untreated. Now more hydrating than ever before, Effaclar Duo [+] contains glycerine to keep skin hydrated for 24 hours. Apply to the face and neck every morning and evening after cleansing with the Effaclar Purifying Foaming Cleanser. Apply before makeup. Follow with moisturiser if skin is prone to dryness. Free from preservatives, parabens, soap, colourants, lanolin Non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, tested under dermatological control
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Improvement on the original
Date:19 February 2014
Location: Cardiff
Age: 19-29
Gender: Female
Skin type: Combination
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
After using the original Effaclar Duo for 2 years, I was excited to try the new version. The texture is creamier than before, but it still sinks into the skin quickly and leaves a perfect matte finish for applying makeup. After using it for 3 weeks, i've noticed a greater improvement in the texture of my skin than I did with the original Effaclar. The only spots that i've had have been relatively small, and disappear by themselves within a few days after my morning & evening applications of Effaclar Duo +. The marks that are left behind by spots are fading much quicker than they did whilst using the original Effalcar Duo, so my skin looks a lot clearer.
I'd definitely recommend this to anyone who suffers from acne, as its worked wonders for my skin. I didn't think the original Effaclar Duo could be improved, but La Roche Posay have done it with this!
 
My Product Recommendations
 
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 La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo 40ml
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo 40ml
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo 40ml
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Favourite acne product
Date:6 February 2013
Location: Cardiff
Age: 19-29
Gender: Female
Skin type: Oily
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Really can't say enough good things about this product, and have converted many a friend to it. I use it twice a day after cleansing and toning, and it does wonders for my skin. I'm very prone to breakouts, but whilst using this I rarely get any spots, and my overall skin texture has greatly improved (it's now a lot smoother).
Also a perfect base for makeup, doesn't ball up or anything when you add foundation/concealer, just provides a smooth semi-matte base for your makeup.
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 Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner 125ml
Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner 125ml
The Clarins Gentle Exfoliator Brightening Toner is a lotion formulated with fruit acids to sweep away dulling dead skin cells and the day's grime and pollution. It smooths and softens skin to leave it looking and feeling clean, bright and beautiful. Apply once or twice a week to a clean face with a cotton pad, avoiding the delicate eye contour. Wait for a minute before continuing your usual skin routine to maximise effectiveness. Tamarind fruit acids eliminate impurities and dead skin cells, and boost cellular renewal White Nettle extract tightens pores
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Perfect gentle exfoliator
Date:6 February 2013
Location: Cardiff
Age: 19-29
Gender: Female
Skin type: Oily
Fragrance appeal: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This toner really has sorted my skin out! I'm very prone to breakouts, with a lot of marks left behind from previous blemishes. I use this product twice a day (EU legislations mean companies have to be super careful with exfoliating products like this, hence Clarins recommendation to use this only twice a week), as it really isn't that strong of an exfoliant compared to Alpha H Liquid Gold for example. Even after only A few weeks of using it, I can really see the difference in my skin - previous blemish marks are fading, breakouts are minimised, and overall my skin is a lot smoother and brighter.
Essentially, unless you have super sensitive skin, I'd definitely recommend using this product more often than the instructions dictate, as it is fabulous :)
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 Avene Cleanance Soapless Gel Cleanser 200ml
Avene Cleanance Soapless Gel Cleanser 200ml
Cleanse your oily skin gently and effectively with the Avène Cleanance Soapless Gel Cleanser. The ultra mild gel helps to regulate oil secretion and prevent blemishes, while working to purify the skin. The soap-free gel removes all traces of make-up and oil without irritation, and the pH adjusted formula respects skin's natural balance. Apply to a damp face, lather up, and then rinse away thoroughly. Non-comodogenic, hypoallergenic, paraben-free.
 
Overall Rating: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Does the job
Date:30 September 2012
Location: Cardiff
Age: 19-29
Gender: Female
Skin type: Oily
Fragrance appeal: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I've been using this morning + night for about 2 weeks now. Can't comment for its makeup removing abilities, as I always remove my makeup prior to using it, but it cleans the skin nicely. The no soap factor is great as soap can irritate + dry out my skin. Noticed that my skin is a lot more matte than usual. Overall, this is a great cleanser for regulating oily skin, and it cleanses well.
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 La Roche-Posay Effaclar K - Renovating Care For Oily Skin 30ml
La Roche-Posay Effaclar K - Renovating Care For Oily Skin 30ml
Transform the texture of your imperfection-prone skin with the La Roche-Posay Effaclar K daily renewal fluid. The anti-imperfection moisturiser is especially formulated for those who experience repeated pore-clogging resulting in an uneven skin texture. Microexfoliant LHA - a keratolytic agent - and retinol Linoleate perform an intense, fine and targeted micro-exfoliation which unclogs pores and transforms the surface of the skin. The complexion is left looking and feeling smoothed, with tightened pores and diminished imperfections. Radiance is restored with continued use. Use both morning and night on the face. Non-comedogenic.
 
Overall Rating: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Life changing!
Date:4 January 2012
Age: 19-29
Gender: Female
Skin type: Oily
Fragrance appeal: 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Effectiveness: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ease of use: 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I've struggled with moderate acne for all of my teenage years, with there never being a day that I have clear skin. Plus, my cheeks are covered in scars from previous spots that i've picked at (not good, I know!). I used Effaclar Duo for about a month, and though my skin did improve slightly from use, I still wasn't happy, so decided to buy Effaclar K as well. Its now been about a month and a half since I started using Effaclar K, and I literally can't praise it enough, i recommend it to anyone i know who is having skin problems, it's brilliant!! My skin is finally smooth, with scars gradually fading. Though i do still get some spots, they are never any trouble, and Effaclar K stops them from developing too much. It's also a great base for makeup, and I find that it doesn't make my skin at all dry or flaky as previous acne treatments have. Overall, I fully recommend this product to anyone who is suffering from acne, make sure you use it morning + night, and give it a month or so for the effects to be really noticeable!
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