GETTING TO GRIPS WITH SERUMS // S5 Skincare Review

Recently I’ve managed to get my hands on the Replenish & Renew Serum from the S5 Skincare Range. Their carefully considered packaging gets back down to the basics of glass and paper, whilst remaining sleek in it’s design.These two sumptuous serums come in an extremely satisfying lab-style glass bottle with adjoining glass pipette stored separately to the bottle.

For me, one of the most impressive things for me about S5 Skincare is their clarity in their ingredients listing. The Replenish serum boasts 100% natural ingredients, 30% being organic, making me feel like I’m putting on a high calibre, pure product on my skin to get the best version of what it really needs.

If I’m going to be honest I’ve struggled with facial serums so far. As a personal preference, serums feel like they sit more on top of the face rather than penetrate in the deeper dermis like a fatty, thick cream seems to.

But I’ve been using the Replenish & Restore Serums as a night treatment to aid dryness during those recuperating twilight hours. Both feel quite different to one another - Replenish feeling more like a liquid oil; thinner in it’s consistency with a little going a long way. Whilst Renew is slightly thicker, more like a traditional cream form. Both smell absolutely divine and are a real treat to an end of day cleansing routine before bed.

If serums are your thing over creams, I would certainly recommend.

TALC-FREE TRESSES // Organic Dry Shampoo Powder by Corinne Taylor

There is a new essential to add to my ever increasing box of magic tricks in the beauty cabinet and that is an Organic Dry Shampoo Powder from Corinne Taylor.

Handmade in Brighton, I was happy to support a local via this particular Dry Shampoo; but it needed to be hassle free & tick all the boxes before I invested in it as a regular.

So, what was on my 'no fuss' list for this Dry Shampoo to stand up to the task?

Well, it had to smell delicious - which it does; a zesty, lemony freshness that comes from the Organic Grapefruit essential oil within it. There's also a summery background scent, which smells like an English Rose Garden – very feminine and takes it up a notch from feeling like an everyday item to feeling a little more luxe.

Secondly, it was also important that it didn't clump or clog up in a white, grainy texture on the scalp once applied to my hair. And I found this Organic Dry Shampoo Powder to be super lightweight and mattifying – soaking up any excessive oil to leave my hair feeling refreshed; not heavy.

Finally, I wanted to find a Dry Shampoo that was as natural as can be - in a continued effort to move away from petroleum, aerosol-like products which leave me coughing and spluttering.

Talc-free, paraben-free, sls-free and organic; it's clear these values are just as important to Corinne in her products, as they are to me hunting them down. It's not left my travel bag since...

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Paraben Free
Talc Free
SLS Free
Organic
Cruelty Free / Vegan

Recyclable Packaging

 

 

ERASE THE DAY // Meraki Make Up Wipes

May & June were full on; lots of tv and event work meant the days were long, the travel was constant and the skincare routine was out of the window.
Hotels and hefty glasses of wine post-working day had me collapsing into bed as soon as we called ‘cut’. And at the end of it all.. my skin was what took the brunt of the exhaustion due to my sheer laziness.

I was craving something quick, travel-friendly and cleansing for the end of the day.

To my delight it was an organic discovery whilst bumbling around on a Saturday morning that I encountered Meraki at Abode Living in the North Laine.

Danish brand - Meraki - strive for products creatively inspired by clean the Scandinavian aesthetic as well as the natural environment and it was exactly in that order that I was drawn to their products.

It is during this particular busy period, where time has not been of the essence, Meraki Make Up Removal Wipes have done just the trick. SLS, Colourant & Paraben Free, they remove all traces of the day without the need to scrub at my skin or pick at my eyelashes. Leaving nothing but a softening, fresh, cucumber-y scent (due to the Aloe Vera Extract).

My next aim is to balance travel alongside some proper dedication to the 'cleanse and tone' bedtime routine my skin so justly deserves.

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Paraben / SLS / Colourant Free