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Autumn Newbies – How do they stack up?

Autumn is more than halfway, I know, but still…Earlier this week I mentioned my skincare routine being in dire need of a shake up (check this article), and as some interesting skincare tidbits had landed on my desk and my skin was no in the best shape ever, I trialled and tested some new bits to see if they had what it takes. What came next is a tale of the good, the bad and the ugly. Or, the good, the semi-ok and the not-for-me! Caudalie and I go way back (check the first years of this blog, and you’ll find a myrriad of pieces on Caudalie), and whenever they launch a new product, I am all ears, and in this case, all face. The Caudalie Vinoperfect Concentrated Brightening Essence is the first one that actually made me want to try essences, because what one earth could be the added bonus of an essence? For starters, what do it actually do? Is it a cleanser? A toner? A micellar water? No, no and no! More …

A Babor Discovery

Before I dive in head first into the 14 day long food coma also known as The Holidays, I want to get a headstart and protect my skin from the carnage that’s ahead. That’s right, come Christmas I go at it full force, forget any and all mention of diets, common sense and double cleansing, so in an attempt to minimize the damage upfront, I’ve added the Babor Reversive Anti Ageing Overnight Mask to my nighttime routine. Truth be told, it’s too soon to do a full review as I’ve only started using it a fortnight ago, but still, I do already have a few things worth sharing. I have a thing for masks, and especially masks that I do not have to take off after a certain amount of time, so thumbs up for this creamy yet not too thick texture that I can easily lather on. I do suggest applying it about 15 – 30 minutes before your head actually hits the pillow, allowing a little time for it to sink in. After a …