As a sufferer of PCOS, I battle with a lot of negative effects, but one of them that really gets me down is my skin. I am however, one of the lucky ones and I am aware of this. I do not have spots or acne that are necessarily over visible- as in, I can cover them up. I have what is known as cystic acne, which is where the spots grow underneath the surface of the skin and rarely break out into a full pimple. If I leave the small bumps well alone, they tend to not get too painful or too red- and with a blob of concealer, I’m done. Sometimes though, if I catch my skin in terrible lighting, or if I’m having a particularly bad skin day, my spots make me feel insecure to say the least. I feel like I can’t wear makeup, but also I can’t go out without it. So for 2017, I’m going to treat myself, and my skin. I am making it my personal mission to find the best products, for me.
The Purifying Facial Peel is designed to renew the complexion, reduce fine lines and dramatically improve skin tone, firmness and radiance. Combining signature ingredients Purified Bee Venom & Manuka honey with fruit extracts & botanicals, skin is left glowing and in optimum health. Recommended for congested skin, this skin clearing mask works well on blemishes, blackheads and sun damaged skin as it lifts dead skin cells, stimulates cell renewal and purifies pores promoting a radiant and glowing complexion, leaving skin plumped & silky soft.
Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask is a luxuriantly textured, creamy clay mask formulated to deeply cleanse the skin, drawing out impurities and absorbing excess sebum. Revitalising, energising and purifying, this rich blend of botanicals leaves the skin soft, smooth and radiant. Kaolin clay, the base of Trilogy Mineral Radiance Mask, is rich in minerals and trace elements. It delivers instant radiance and thorough cleansing, promoting uniform skin tone and improved circulation. Evening primrose and certified organic rosehip oils nourish and hydrate, while native New Zealand pohutakawa and other carefully selected botanical extracts help tone, soothe and regenerate skin.
According to their site, SkinFix quotes that “Beautiful skin starts with a healthy skin barrier. Nourishing the skin with a mild cleanser that replenishes depleted lipids is the first step in improving the delicate barrier of the skin. The new Skinfix Foaming Oil Cleanser is made with natural coconut based cleansers that gently wash away dirt and make up, without stripping the skin’s essential moisture. Our Healthy Skin Lipid Complex™ complements skin’s essential lipids and leaves the skin feeling hydrated, soft and supple.” Sounds good, right? Their hydrating lotion feels so good on my skin, and definitely helps to nourish it without inflaming it!
Skinny Tan is the first self-tanner that combines a natural tanning active with naturally derived skin smoothing actives to tan, contour and reduce the visible appearance of cellulite! A tan helps to even out skin tones, and is perfect to hide unsightly blemishes. Because Skinny Tan has relatively natural ingredients, it doesn’t clog my pores and make my acne worse. Plus it smells like coconut- divine!!
This collection from Beauty Kitchen is made from seahorse plankton. Don’t worry- no seahorses were harmed in the making of this product (it even states that on the GORGEOUS packaging!!). Along with Seahorse Plankton, the facial moisturiser contains sea kelp, blue chamomile, angelica root, immortelle and frankincense. It is biologically proven in delivering daily hydration, age defence & cellular stimulation using 100% natural, 100% effective ingredients! Beauty Kitchen Seahorse Plankton High Definition Facial Oil is a unique, 100% natural face oil, containing biologically proven seahorse plankton microalgae for wrinkle reduction, skin plumping and protection. Tried and tested on humans (never animals), this face oil is suitable for all skin types, vegans and everybody!