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I don’t sell these - I just have a serious spending problem! Dry/Combination skin. Skincare reviews and knick-knacks. All photos are mine. 💌: email/DM

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(🇹🇭 in first comment) On this episode of #instagrammademedoit, I’m gonna talk about the @soldejaneiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream! . The Brazillian Bum Bum Cream is a fast-absorbing body cream - I think its targeted to be applied on your bum (hence the name), but you can use it all over the body. Its got a bunch of healthy ingredients like Guarana (which is rich in caffeine), Cupuacu butter, Acai oil and Coconut oil. Its got a unique Pistachio and Salted Caramel scent (which is why its all over Instagram) and is supposed to hydrate and smooth the texture of your skin! 💛 . I use this after my PM shower all over my body, and sometimes top it up with body oil when I’m not too lazy. . What I love most about this stuff is the consistency (just look at the texture! 😍) . It looks and works like a heavy cream, but it feels very light when applied. It also absorbs super quickly, and doesn’t feel tacky once its been on my skin for a while. I wake up to smooth, hydrated skin, and I get the extra softness from applying a body oil on top to really lock the moisture in.✌🏼 . I find the scent okay: its yummy, sweet and lingers forever, but its a bit too strong for my personal taste. Its definitely unique, and if you’re a fan of warm, sweet scents (think baked goods), you will love this! . Overall rating: 3.5/5 Value for money: 3.5/5 Suitable skin type: all skin types


(🇹🇭 in first comment) I haven’t been so great with posting reviews lately, but that’s about to improve! Here’s my take on the @foreo Luna 2 ✌🏼 . For those of you who are new to Foreo, the Foreo Luna is basically an electric rubber cleansing brush/anti-aging tool. They’ve got a bunch of different models, but I got the Luna 2 - the bigger one with two sides. The front side uses high frequency pulsations to exfoliate dead skin cells, unclog pores and makeup residue, and the reverse side uses lower frequency pulsations to reduce wrinkles and improve the absorption of skincare products. . I use my Luna 2 at night for a deep cleanse, and I’ve also tried using the reverse side on my face after I’m done with my skincare routine. After a month’s use, I’m really enjoying the cleansing process and how it makes my face feel squeaky clean after. You can also lower the frequency to give your under eye area a deep cleanse without being too harsh on it. I love using it with my @youthtothepeople cleanser: it lathers up like a dream, and the whole process is relaxing and therapeutic. (Sidenote: you can’t use this with oil or clay cleansers so make sure you have a gel/cream cleanser on hand) . The reverse side, however, wasn’t as great as I expected. You’re supposed to use this after you’re done with your skincare routine, but no matter what products I put on/how much I put on, the pulsations seem to make the products pill like crazy. 😢 . Overall, I am the biggest fan of its deep cleansing functions - its fuss-free, and from what I hear, one charge lasts for ages. I can really notice clearer skin, and less blackheads on my nose. The anti-aging functions, however, I am not such a big fan of. You might be better off getting the (more affordable) Luna Mini 2 that only focuses on cleansing! . ******** Overall rating: 4.5/5 for the cleansing side, 2/5 for the reverse anti-aging side Value for money: 2.5/5 (like I said, you would get more value for money with the Luna Mini 2) Suitable skin type: they have different ones for each skin type - I got the one for normal skin!


(🇹🇭 คอมเม้นแรกนะ) As promised, here’s a review of another one of my favourite hydrating serums! . The @paiskincare Back To Life Hydration Serum was one of the first products I tried in my search for a more affordable dupe for my Sturm Hya serum (which I have bought too many vials of than I would care to admit 😖). Its hyaluronic acid based, plus its got fruit extracts and a bunch of oils (jojoba and rose geranium to name a few) that are basically food for the skin. . As the name suggests, it claims to rehydrate the skin and provide long-lasting hydration without irritation. They also claim that its gentle and suitable for sensitive skin. ✌🏼 . Like my other hydration serums, I use this as the first step in my skincare routine both AM/PM to really give my skin a hydration boost. The Back To Life serum has a milkier consistency than my other ones, but its lighter and more fluid (if that makes sense). It takes seconds to fully absorb, so you can almost layer on top of it instantly, which saves so much time! . I noticed long lasting hydration and plumper skin after a few uses, but the most dramatic change I saw from this serum would have to be my husband’s face 😂. He has dry and flaky skin with dry patches, and after a week’s use the dry patches were completely gone. (And yes, I had to play skin police to make sure he does put it on every night. 🙄 ) . So yes, this serum really does bring dry skin back to life. I’m not using it currently, cause its been stolen from me and now lives on the other side of the sink! 😂😂😂 . ********* Overall rating: 4/5 Value for money: 3.5/5 (I love the Pai and the Pestle & Mortar serums equally, but this one’s a bit pricier) Suitable skin type: All skin types especially dry skin


*June Favourites* (🇹🇭👇🏼) . . I’m gonna start doing monthly favourites featuring five items I’ve been reaching for constantly during that particular month 😊 . . Here’s the line-up for June 2018: . . @deciem The Ordinary Caffeine Solution for under the eye (review coming soon) . . @katesomervilleskincare UncompliKated SPF for an easy spritz of sun protection (check out my review on the feed!) . . @foreo Luna 2 for deep cleansing at night (review coming soon) . . @youthtothepeople Age Prevention Cleanser which goes hand in hand with my Foreo Luna 2 (review also coming soon) . . @mzskinofficial Rest & Revive serum for hydration/anti-aging/plump skin in general (check out my review on the feed!) . . แคทจะเริ่มแชร์ monthly favourites ของแต่ละเดือนตั้งแต่เดือนนี้เป็นต้นไปนะคะ จะเป็น 5 ผลิตภัณฑ์ที่หยิบมาใช้บ่อยมากๆในเดือนที่ผ่านมาเพราะมันเวิร์คคค เจอของดีก็อยากบอกต่อเนอะ 😋 . มาเริ่มกันเลยดีกว่ากับ favourites เดือนมิถุนายน: (อันนี้ไม่ได้เรียงลำดับนะคะ) . . The Ordinary Caffeine Solution เอาไว้ทาใต้ตาค่ะ ช่วยเรื่องใต้ตาแพนด้าได้ดีมากๆ (รออ่านรีวิวนะ) . . Kate Somerville UncompliKated SPF สเปรย์เซ็ตเครื่องสำอางค์ที่มี SPF 50 กันแดดในตัว ใช้ง่าย ใช้สะดวก ประหยัดเวลาค่ะ (ไปอ่านรีวิวได้เลย) . . Foreo Luna 2 อันนี้เป็นเครื่องล้างหน้าที่ใช้ระบบสั่นในการทำความสะอาดแบบล้ำลึกใช้แล้วรู้สึกหน้าสะอาดมากๆ เริ่มติด (รออ่านรีวิวนะ) . . Youth To The People Age Prevention Cleanser ชื่อยาวปะ 555 อันนี้ใช้คู่กับ foreo ได้ดีมากๆค่ะ หน้าสะอาด ฟองเยอะดี (รออ่านรีวิวนะ) . . MZ Skin Rest & Revive เซรั่มชุ่มชื้น/anti-aging ใช้กลางคืน เป็น super serum จริงๆ ตื่นมาหน้านุ่มค่ะ (ไปอ่านรีวิวได้เลย) . . พิกัดร้านแท็กอยู่บนผลิตภัณฑ์นะคะ ถ้าไม่ได้แท็กคือสั่งตรงมาจากเว็บหรือฝากเพื่อนหิ้วมาค่ะ ❤️


(🇹🇭 คอมเม้นแรกจ้า) I always have at least one hydrating serum in all my skincare routines cause I have (very) dry skin, and hyaluronic serums are my absolute go-to in this department. I’ve been trying out a bunch of these, so I’ll keep the reviews coming! (Let me know if you want to see a comparison post!) . This one’s from @pestleandmortarcosmetics, and I believe its one of their most raved about serums. As the name suggests, the Pure Hyaluronic Serum is a hyaluronic acid based serum designed to hydrate and soothe the skin. It targets dehydration, fine lines, and dullness giving you plumper and more radiant skin. The hyaluronic acid (a natural carbohydrate) helps attract moisture into the deepest layers of the skin, and the HA itself loves to hold onto water, meaning you can count on hydration that actually lasts. . I use 2-3 drops of this as my first serum (AM/PM) and sometimes mix it with “booster serums”, depending on my concern, before laying on my moisturiser to really lock in the hydration. I haven’t tried this, but they also claim this can be used as a make-up primer! . The consistency of the Pure Hyaluronic Serum is a bit thicker/stickier than the stuff I tried from other brands, and I find you need a smaller amount of this to cover the entire face. My skin drinks this up super fast, and once I layer on my moisturiser, the hydration really lasts the whole day/night. (Its important to layer creams/oils over HA serums cause they can start absorbing water from your skin and leave it drier!) . I think this product is worth the hype: it does the job, the hydration lasts, its good value for money and it mixes well with other products. It’s quickly become one of my favourite HA serums to reach for! . ************* . Overall rating: 4/5 Value for money: 4/5 Suitable skin type: All skin types especially dry skin (I also read that its suitable for sensitive skin!)


(🇹🇭 คอมเม้นแรกค่ะ) Instead of coming up with a modified formula that gets rid of the greasiness and smell that comes with sunscreen, @brushonblock started from scratch and basically invented a new product - a chemical-free mineral POWDER sunscreen with SPF 30. Absolute. Game. Changer. 🤯 . The Brush On Block comes in a portable container with a self-dispensing, retractable brush. The product itself contains natural minerals like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide that offer full spectrum protection (that’s UVA, UVB and infrared rays). Its also got antioxidants to sooth the skin and also protect it from other environmental damages. . They claim that the product can be used before or after make-up, but I like to apply mine on as the last step of my skincare/make-up routine. You also need to reapply it every 2-3 hours, but that wouldn’t be a problem cause its super portable and sits very nicely in my handbag. . The powder itself goes on like a translucent powder, except its not as mattifying (although it does control oil). The mineral particles are super fine and I don’t feel like they’re clogging my pores at all. It doesn’t leave any residue, and doesn’t change my skin tone at all - its basically an invisible shield! . The sun protection is quite solid, given that you reapply it throughout the day. I normally use SPF 50, but with this, I didn’t notice any sun damage/major changes in skin tone after being out in the sun all day, so it does get the job done. . Overall, I am LOVING this! They’ve eliminated everything I hate about sunscreen: the smell, the greasiness, the residue, the white cast - all gone. Its great for everyone who hates sunscreen, and also for men/children! . ************ . Overall rating: 4.5/5 - if they bump the SPF up to 50 I’ll be glad to give them a full 5/5! . Value for money: 4/5 - they last quite a while, and you can also get refills of the powder . Suitable skin type: All skin types


(🇹🇭 คอมเม้นแรกเลยจ้า) The @zelensskincare Prebiotic & Probiotic has crept up to become one of my favourite mists so far! . As the name suggests, the mist contains prebiotics, probiotics and amino acids which help balance and strengthen the skin, and the Shiso leaf which is known for hydration. Its designed to calm and soothe the skin, rehydrate it and also protect against environmental aggressors. 💚 . Like other mists, you can use it whenever you want to: before or after skincare routines/masks, or just throughout the day to freshen up your skin. . I use this in the morning (and sometimes at night) right after cleansing to kick-start my skincare routine. I spray some on and pat on my face until the product sinks in. . On days when I’m super late for work (which seems to happen all the time these days cause we’ve got World Cup matches starting at 1am our time 😱), I use this alone with some sunscreen and I’m out the door! 😂 . Personally, I feel like this stuff does more than what your average mist would do. It sinks in super fast and my skin feels hydrated instantly after, and the best thing about it is that my face doesn’t feel tacky after. (It also smells nice!) . Products applied after this absorbs faster as they’re working on super hydrated skin, and my skin feels soft and supple after application. . Its also the only mist that I’m comfortable with using on its own, cause it gives enough hydration to my skin, and at the same time protects my skin barrier - its more like a super lightweight moisturiser that you can spritz on in a hurry! 😛 . . ********** Overall rating: 4.5/5 (yes, I prefer this over the Tatcha mist) Value for money: 3.5/5 Suitable skin type: All skin types - if your skin is not super dry, you can probably get away with using it alone!


(🇹🇭 คอมเม้นแรกจ้า) I got the @rmsbeauty Champagne Rose Luminizer after I saw @stilblut’s post cause it was so gorgeous! (You should totally check out her account, cause her pictures are kind of amazing 😃) . The Champagne Rose Luminizer is a rose gold cream highlighter that goes on like an absolute dream. I prefer cream blushes and highlighters over powder ones cause they blend in more seamlessly, and gives a more natural, lived-in look. . I do a few swirls with my ring finger in the pot and dab it onto my cheekbones, nose bridge, chin and cupid’s bow to finish up my make-up look. . The shade looks dark in the pot, but it comes out quite sheer. I would say its a perfect highlight shade for anyone with yellow undertones, and if you’re super fair you might even get away with using it as a blush. The Champagne Rose Luminizer has got a unique, dewy, almost liquid-like finish which is right up my street. It gives the most powerful glow, but in a natural, non-cakey way. A little goes a long way with this one, so go easy! . (Swipe for a swatch (right) and a filter-free selfie of me with this on ✌🏼) ********* . Overall rating: 4/5 Value for money: 3.5/5 Suitable skin type: Normal/dry - I think it might make oily skin look more oily 🤔


(🇹🇭 คอมเม้นแรกจ้า) I’ve taken a break from acids for the past couple of weeks, and I’ve been trying the @lixirskin Night Switch Retinol together with the Universal Emulsion (which I will be doing a review on later!). . I love the brand’s “no-fuss” philosophy, despite the fact that I’m hardly a no-fuss kinda gal. 😂They believe you only need to use one active ingredient at a time, and use it well (which is kinda true 🤷🏻‍♀️). . Enter the Night Switch Retinol, a retinol treatment with 1% concentration. The retinol regulates the skin’s metabolism, evens out your skin tone, prevents acne, and combat the signs of aging. (Yes, its pretty powerful!) . I mix a couple of drops of the Night Switch with LixirSkin’s multipurpose moisturiser, the Universal Emulsion, and apply it on my face at night (if you have a favourite moisturiser, just use that!). You’re supposed to use it every night for 4 weeks, wait a few days, then switch to their other Night Switch (a BHA), or any other active ingredients of your choice, say, other exfoliating acids. . Unlike the Luna oil, which is the other retinol product I have on rotation, its got a watery consistency and mixes in seamlessly with the Universal Emulsion. After about a week of religious use, I’ve definitely noticed smoother, more supple skin and make-up glides on beautifully. The odd pimple that always pays its visit after I get back from my travels only lasted a day, so I’m guessing this may have something to do with it. 🤔 . I think this is the perfect product for anyone who wants to get started on retinol, but are not ready to break the bank on a pricey retinol product. The quality of this thing does exceed its price tag! . *********** . Overall rating: 3.5/5 Value for money: 5/5 Suitable skin type: All skin types, espcially oily/acne-prone skin!


( 🇹🇭 คอมเม้นแรกจ้า) The @mzskinofficial Rest & Revive serum is a hydrating/anti-aging night serum that claims to reduce signs of aging, stimulate collagen and elastin production, and give you plump and hydrated skin. . The serum’s got ovine (sheep) placenta and stem cells (hence the hefty price tag), and these work to strengthen and repair the skin at night. Its also got a whole lot of supercharged ingredients like squalane, vitamin C, shea butter and hyaluronic acid. . I apply 2-3 pumps on my face at night in conjunction with other hydrating/brightening serums, and sometimes just on its own when I’m lazy. 😂 . The biggest difference I noticed right from my first use was that my face was on a whole new level of soft. I’ve stuck by it every night for about 2 weeks, and have noticed significantly plumper, more hydrated skin every morning. . Some hydrating serums (esp hyaluronic serums) tend to dry my skin out if I don’t apply a cream/oil on top, because of their water absorption qualities. The Rest & Revive doesn’t do that at all - I’ve used this product on its own and still woke up to super soft skin, so you can totally get away with using it solo. . I’m in my mid twenties, so I can’t really give it a review in the wrinkles department. I do know, however, that prevention is the key to tackling wrinkles/aging problems in the future! . ************ . Overall rating: 4.5/5 Value for money: 3/5 (its on the pricier side, but I think its worth the investment!) Suitable skin type: All skin types, especially dry skin 😊 . พิกัด: @xtrastrong_beauty


(🇹🇭👇🏼) I’ve been trying out a lot of sunscreens lately, and have seriously put some to test during my Bali trip. ☀️ . The @katesomervilleskincare UncompliKated SPF is a make-up setting/sunscreen double threat: it promises to keep your make-up in place with a matte/soft-focus finish, and at the same time protect your skin from sun damage with an SPF 50. Usually, I spray this on my face to set my make-up, and just carry on with my day without reapplying. If I’m going to be out in the sun all day, I carry it around with me and reapply every 2 hours (cause its super easy). . I love that it comes in an aerosol can and not a spray nozzle, so it gives a powerful spritz and the product spreads well. The container is super light, so there’s no problem with toting it around all day. The Uncomplikated SPF claims to give a matte finish, but what I found was that the finishing was more on the dewy side (which I actually prefer). It sets make-up well for the day, and feels light (almost non-existent) on my face, not like you have a heavy layer of sunscreen on. I didn’t notice any sun damage to my skin, nor any major changes to my skin tone, so I’m guessing the SPF 50 somehow does work its magic. . Overall, I’m really liking it! Do give it a try if you love dewy looks and hate the feeling of heavy sunscreen on your face/want something portable for your trip! 😊 . ************ . Overall rating: 4/5 Value for money: 3.5/5 Suitable skin type: All skin types (I would guess)


(🇹🇭👇🏼)The @tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist is one of the most raved-about mists on Instagram + its got the cutest purple packaging, so obviously I had to give it a try! . Its got botanical oils, red algae, hyaluronic acid, and a whole lot of other good-skin stuff to give the skin a pick-me-up, leaving it hydrated and dewy. Its basically an anytime/anywhere product - you can spritz it on before makeup as a base, on top of makeup to make foundation look cakey, and throughout the day for a hydration boost. I personally like to spritz some on before (and during and after) putting on masks, especially clay ones, to keep my skin from drying out. . What I love about this is that the mist is super fine, and a few spritzes does the trick. My face feels hydrated immediately after, and I love how its super versatile. I find my serums sink in better when I use this before I start my skincare routine. It leaves a radiant, dewy finish when used as a finishing product, with or without makeup. I didn’t notice any long term effects or dramatic changes to my skin from this, but honestly I wasn’t expecting any. It looks pretty and does more than what a normal mineral water spray would do. Its one of those add-on products that you don’t absolutely need it in your routine, but its still super nice to have! 😊 . *********** . Overall rating: 4/5 Value for money: 3/5 Suitable skin type: All skin types


🚨2K INTERNATIONAL GIVEAWAY🚨 . (🇹🇭👇🏼) Hi lovelies! To mark my 2K milestone and to celebrate the many friendships I made on here in such a short period of time, I’m giving away the @drbarbarasturm Discovery Set ($110 value) + extra samples! (Swipe for product details) . To enter... . ❤️For 1 entry: Follow me + like this post + comment below and tag 3 friends who love skincare! . . ❤️For 3 extra entries: Repost this picture on your Instagram Stories with the hashtag #scentsandserums2kgiveaway + tag me (no private accounts) . . ❤️For 5 extra entries: Repost this picture on your Instagram feed with the hashtag #scentsandserums2kgiveaway + tag me (no private accounts) . Maximum of 15 entries per account! . Giveaway ends on 30 June 2018. A random name will be picked using an online generator and the winner will be announced on 2 July 2018 (9pm GMT+7) on my Instagram Stories. The winner will have 24 hrs to claim their prize! . . GOOD LUCK! ❤️ . Giveaway is open to everyone over 18 years old. The products were all purchased by me -this giveaway is not affiliated with Instagram, Dr Barbara Sturm or any other retailers of the brand. . Follow/unfollows and tagging fake accounts will be banned from future giveaways. . *********** แคทเตรียมของมาให้เพื่อนๆพี่ๆน้องๆมาร่วมสนุกกับ scents & serums 2k giveaway กันค่ะ ❤️❤️❤️ . มาลุ้นรับ discovery set ของ dr barbara sturm กัน! (เลื่อนดูรูปของรางวัลแบบชัดๆได้เลยย) . ร่วมสนุกง่ายๆค่ะ เป็นการจับฉลากชื่อ กติกาในการใส่ชื่อลงฉลากดูด้านล่างเลย 👇🏼 . 1 ฉลาก: ฟอลโลว์ @scentsandserums + ไลค์โพสนี้ + แท็กเพื่อนคอสกินแคร์ของคุณ 3 คนในคอมเม้นใต้ภาพนี้ (ใครเพื่อนเยอะใส่ได้มากกว่า 1 คอมเม้นนะ แต่ขอชื่อไม่ซ้ำค่ะ) . . สามารถเพิ่มโอกาสชนะได้โดยการเพิ่มฉลากด้วย! (แต่ไอจีต้องเปิด public นะจะ ❤️) . เพิ่มอีก 3 ฉลาก: รีโพสรูปนี้ในไอจีสตอรี่ของคุณพร้อมแฮชแท็ก #scentsandserums2kgiveaway + แท็ก @scentsandserums เพิ่มอีก 5 ฉลาก: รีโพสรูปนี้ในฟีดไอจีของคุณพร้อมแฮชแท็ก #scentsandserums2kgiveaway + แท็ก @scentsandserums หนึ่ง account เพิ่มฉลากได้รวมแล้วไม่เกิน 15 ใบค่ะ . Giveaway หมดเขตวันที่ 30 มิ.ย 2561 นะคะ . แคทจะประกาศผู้ชนะในไอจีสตอรี่วันที่ 2 ก.ค 2561 เวลา 3 ทุ่มค่ะ ผู้ชนะจะได้รับการติดต่อทาง direct message แล้วจะมีเวลา 24 ชม.ในการส่งที่อยู่ค่ะ ❤️


(🇹🇭👇🏼) I didn’t expect the Glossier You perfume to smell so nice, until I got a mini sample in my @glossier order. 😮 . Cause I have so many fragrance bottles already open, I decided to get the solid version to leave in my handbag. ❤️ . To me, the Glossier You has a light and airy scent with warm, powdery notes. Its got ambrette, ambrox and musk bases (warm, “skin-like” scents), and spicy top notes from Iris root and pink pepper. I love how its designed to bring out/enhance the smell of the person wearing it (hence the name “You”), and the fact that its supposed to smell differently on everyone. The solid perfume smells exactly like the spray, buts its got a balmy texture and comes in a cute little pink compact. The staying power isn’t too great, but its portable so you can do touch-ups whenever you want to (although its a bit heavier than what I expected!). . ********* . As fragrances are personal and very subjective, I’m not gonna do ratings for any perfumes/candles/home fragrances 🙃


To all the packaging hoarders out are not alone! 😂


(🇹🇭👇🏼) Happy Friday guys! Is it just me or did this week take sooo long to pass by? 😩 . Anyways, I’ve really been feeling the @omorovicza products lately, since I got some bits and bobs to try out - I’ll keep the reviews coming! . The Deep Cleansing Mask is a clarifying mask with Hungarian Moor mud - it gets rid of impurities under the skin and leaves your face feeling tight and fresh. . I’ve been using this mini jar 2 times a week for the past couple of weeks, and I’m kind of sad to hit the bottom! I think you get around 5-6 masks with the mini jar. . I apply it with a brush (any old foundation brush will do), and leave it on for 20 minutes. . The Deep Cleansing Mask has a creamy consistency that glides on super smoothly, and doesn’t dry out when left on for too long like other clay masks. Its got a slight tingling effect (which feels like its really doing something), and a nice calming scent that makes the process super relaxing. 🌾 . I only went through the mini jar, so I’m not gonna say anything about long term effects. The instant effect though, is that my face feels clean, tight and soft after washing it off and I don’t have to put on a hydrating mask after! 😄 . It also washes off easily, unlike some other clay masks where you have to literally scrub the stuff off your face! . Overall, this has really come through for me, and its now right on top of my list together with the Origins Clear Improvement! . ********** Overall rating: 4/5 Value for money: 3.5/5 Suitable skin type: All skin types, but I’d definitely recommend this to anyone with dry skin looking for a clay mask!


(🇹🇭👇🏼) The original Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse (or Dry Oil) has been one of my staples for the longest time, and now I’ve added the shimmering formula into my collection! ✨ . The Dry Oil can be used all year round on your face, hair and body. The original version had healthy botanical oils like almond oil, camellia oil, and argan oil and now they’ve added Tsubaki oil (an anti-oxidant/pollution ingredient) into the mix in the newest formula. . I personally use the normal Dry Oil on my body as a moisturiser at night, and I’ve now started using the shimmering oil during the day on my body when I want to show some skin. It works great to give the legs/décolletage a radiant summery sheen, and the shimmer shows up both day and night, but in a subtle way. . The fragrance is definitely unique and you can recognise it almost instantly - its got notes of orange blossom, magnolia and vanilla that form a fresh but warm floral/powdery scent, which I love. . Both the formulas sink in pretty well, although the normal formula feels a tiny bit more dry to me. I had the worst case of cracked and flaky skin when I came back from Europe last Christmas, and this REALLY helped nurse it back to life, so its definitely tried and tested! . I tried it on my hair once or twice, buy enjoyed using hair-specific oils better. Haven’t really tried it on my face, but I’ve definitely heard good things! . ********** Overall rating: 4/5 Value for money: 4/5 Suitable skin type: normal/dry - let me know if this is suitable for oily skin!


(🇹🇭👇🏼) products are so photogenic, I feel like getting some more just to take more pictures! 😂 . The African Baobab Oil Treatment Cleanser* is one of the brand’s signature products, making it the perfect introduction to their skincare range. (Well, its got me hooked for one!) . Its an all-in-one cleanser with a cocktail of good stuff like Baobab oil (which seems to be in a lot of products lately) and hemp seed oil that helps with oil control. Its also got other healthy ingredients that help balance and strengthen the skin, reducing the risk of breakouts. . I pour one dollop of the oil onto my palms, rub it on my face on top of my make up, and gently massage it all over. I then add some water and carry on massaging until it lathers up (you can add more water if you want it to lather up more), before rinsing it off. . I love the fact that this stuff removes my makeup AND deeply cleanses my face in one step. My face feels super clean and soft after one rinse, but you can totally do another rinse if you want to feel extra extra clean. The product’s also got a spa-like scent which makes the cleansing process super relaxing. . I have dry skin, and this doesn’t dry it out AT ALL -it feels more hydrated and bouncy after application and preps the skin well for applying serums/creams after. With the oil control ingredients, I think you will also love it if you have oily/combination skin. . I’ve been using this for two weeks, and I’m struggling to find bad things to say on this (which rarely happens 😂). I’ll keep you posted if I notice any longer term effects! . ********** *very kindly gifted but opinions are 100% my own Overall rating: 4.5/5 Value for money: 4/5 (you get quite a lot of product for the price) Suitable skin type: I would think all skin types (let me know how you got along with this, I’m curious!)