All posts tagged: 001 skincare

Leen Travels – A Light Skincare Menu

Aaaaand we’re off! A week-long break, a little R & R before the summer rush! The only problem here? Those kids take up a lot of space leaving only a slither of trolley and toilet bag space for mummy, and yours truly does not know how to travel lightly… Leen + no options = not a match made in heaven. That does not mean I don’t want to try, and with just a little make up bag and the type of holiday in mind, I pared it down the bare essentials. But boy, downsizing is bloody difficult! A good cleanser is indispensable, so the Ren Rosa Centifolia Hot Cloth was the first to make the cut. A solid, no frills cleanser that can tackle every layer of make up or sunscreen, but is extremely gentle on my skin as well. Multitasking is key here, so that’s why the Pure Lavender Hydrolat Toner is also coming with me. A firm staple of mine since the first spritz (want to know why I love it so much? Check …

My morning skincare routine

A while ago I spoke of a skincare routine experiment that hideously went wrong (check it here), and while most of the products in that routine were really good for Autumn, I decided to switch things up a bit and tailor it a bit more to what my skin needs at the moment. Winter is here (it finally started snowing a few days ago!), so soothing, protecting and hydrating are what I’m all about these days. A few tweaks here and there might be a bit of an understatement, most products have been replaced by richer versions, like a snuggly sweater and a cashmere scarf for my skin, all rolled into one. Taking over from the Radical Hydrating Cleanser is the 001 Skincare Exfoliating and Conditioning Cleanser*, which, though less hyrating, is a lot more soothing and balancing, with an added exfoliation to boost (so one less product to use and a minute longer in bed!). A triple performer: it completely eliminates all that morning puffiness, it relaxes and calms my skin and somehow manages to give …

001 Skincare

Once in a while a new brand totally takes you by surprise, surpassing your every expectation and take away any prejudices you might have had before. 001 skincare (Doublezeroone skincare ) just so happened to pull that one off this year! As beauty/lifestyle/fashion bloggers we see a lot of brands come and go, feast our eyes on more product releases than we can keep track of and test more than our fair share of products, so when a brand leaves a lasting impression, not wanting to move on to the newest launch, that’s something to be celebrated. Created by Ada Ooi (001 being a visual representation of her name), 001 skincare took inspiration from her childhood in Hong Kong, where she grew up being fascinated by the application of centuries worth of traditional therapies and apothecary to rebalance body and soul, skin and mind. After retraining as an aromatherapist and beauty therapist, Ada took it one step further and decided to apply her childhood fascination into a hybrid skincare line, blending science and natural ingredients to …