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Wednesday, 31 August 2022

The August Review Masterlist


What's Coming Next

Autumn and Halloween is upon us and I can see the serotonin boost already. I have a few different posts planned this year. I won't be doing any Halloween makeup or looks this year but instead will be sharing looks and tutorials from other creators who certainly do it better. 

Calendar Countdown will be back. Last year, advent calendars were released and sold very quickly and, as always, I'll try my best to let you know about them. I started reviewing beauty advent calendars back in 2014 and Calendar Countdown as a series came later in 2016, where I started including toy advents, jewellery advents and more. With my 8th year of reviewing, I am starting to find it harder and hitting more walls. 

Calendar Countdown is simply a comparative review of the calendar's contents, design and price of the previous years. I give my opinion on who it would be suitable for and if, in some cases, spending over £100 is worth it. In preparation for Calendar Countdown, I email a lot of different companies and even post letters asking for information. I ask if they are releasing a calendar or multiple calendars, I ask if it's possible to have access to release dates, contents lists and high res promotional images. That's all. Every year, I would say, out of 70+ companies, I receive help from about 10 and I am always so thankful. With some companies, I get emails about how they already have a press release list of people or they cannot give the information out yet. That's no problem, completely understandable. With a few, I do get very nasty emails back about how they do not just give out "freebies". This is where I want to make it clear, I never have and never will ask for "freebies" for my reviews and I feel very upset that companies come right out and accuse me of doing so when I am specific in the email. 

It's disheartening. I work very hard on this series and I don't expect anything from them. I can see the other side of how companies must be inundated with emails asking for freebies, but, I have been emailing the same email each year and I find it difficult to have someone read it this year and draw that conclusion.
It's that old saying of "you don't know if you don't ask", but what I do expect, is for them to be as courteous as I am to them. I have been offered advent calendars before but never taken them. This series is an outside looking-in perspective, almost like a gift guide. I'm worried that having the calendar could change how I then discuss it. Also, say if every company sent me their calendars, what would I do with them all? For me, it's a waste. I wouldn't use all the products and, although I could gift or donate them, I'd feel bad that I had this advent calendar that someone else could have gotten. I have the same feeling and opinion when I do Halloween posts about costumes. Why would I purchase lots of costumes to review and not use them. Someone else could have really wanted them. 

I hope you enjoyed reading The August Review posts this year and will continue to follow me on my little space on the internet.

As always, thanks for reading...

Curél Foaming Facial Wash - RRP £12.50

The brand describes the product as: "Gently clean dry, sensitive skin with Curél Foaming Facial Wash. Designed specifically for dry, sensitive skin, the Curél Foaming Facial Wash thoroughly cleanses impurities ever-so-gently, leaving skin soft and supple while protecting the natural ceramides from being washed off the skin. This foaming face wash is pH balanced, fragrance free and colourant free and is dermatologist tested. The daily facial cleanser is the second step of the Japanese ritual, Double Cleansing, and is ideally used in combination with Curél Makeup Cleansing Gel or Curél Makeup Cleansing Oil".

Pros

- Has a lot more product than you think.
- Only need one pump.
- Doesn't create tightness on the skin after use.
- Smells lovely. 
- No breakouts.
- Lathers well.

Cons

- None.

The Verdict 

I am very impressed with this cleanser. When I purchased this on a 3 for 2 offer, the brand said to use it as a follow on from their own makeup cleansing oil. I now always double cleanse, not just because I want lovely skin, but I also have a worry Caroline Hirons would tell me off if I didn't 😂. As a second cleanse or a first cleanse in the morning, this is a staple product in my winter skin care routine. Already repurchased and waiting for the season to come, I would say this is the product to try if you have difficulty with dryness and breakouts, or if you have sensitive skin and are unsure of what to start with.

As always, thanks for reading...
Monday, 29 August 2022

Curél Makeup Cleansing Oil - RRP £14.50

The brand describes the product as; "Tough on makeup, gentle on your skin — this makeup removing oil is the perfect oil based makeup remover to add to your skincare routine! Curél Makeup Cleansing Oil is the first step in the Curél double cleansing routine for dry skin. This cleansing facial oil gently removes makeup, dirt and oil from deep within the pores. Our makeup remover cleanser is specifically formulated to be gentle on dry, sensitive skin, for a makeup cleaning oil that is colourant free, fragrance free, and free from drying alcohols. Doubling as a makeup cleanser and deep cleansing oil, this makeup remover washes away impurities without stripping the skin of natural ceramides".

Pros

- One pump is all you need.
- Non greasy feeling.
- Smells lovely.
- Doesn't leave that film like feeling after use.
- Didn't cause any breakouts.

Cons

- Can be pricey if just purchasing as a first cleanse.

The Verdict

Back last year, after I completed the 2021 August Review, the weather in the UK started to become a lot dryer and I found my skin echoed that. I had heard many good things about Curél and, as it was on a Boots 3 for 2 offer, I decided to give it a try. Advertised as a first cleanse, I've found some cleansers targeted at wiping off makeup, leave a stripped feeling after use. This doesn't do that. It's actually quite hydrating, even when scrubbing your face with a flannel. I've been able to take off a full face of makeup with this one cleanser (but, of course, I go in for a second with another product!) and I never experienced any breakouts with it. This formula is non-greasy and feels like silk, but I can understand it won't appeal to everyone. If this is something that's peaked your interest, I highly recommend it.


As always, thanks for reading...
Friday, 26 August 2022

Wonder Water by L'Oreal Elvive Dream Lengths - RRP £9.99

The brand describes the product as; "Wonder Water is a revolutionary new rinse-out hair treatment by L’Oreal Paris Elvive that will transform your lengths in just 8 seconds! Powered by Lamellar Water Technology the liquid conditioner formula resurfaces hair fibres for hair that is 10x smoother* with glassy shine and a silky touch- in just 8 seconds. It doesn’t just work- it works wonders!"

Pros

- Took longer to visibly see split ends.
- Smoothed ends of my hair.
- Smells lovely.
- Detangles.
- Silk like feel.
- Less frizz.

Cons

- None.

The Verdict

This was another, 'I saw everyone in Caroline Hirons Freaks Group talk about this so I'll give it a go'. I haven't looked back. I've always had long hair and this has reduced the time between visible split ends, smoothed and detangled, making conditioners easier to apply, wash out and overall brush through my hair after showering. This retails at £9.99 but I usually pick up two when they are on a half-price offer. I have finer hair, so I don't need as much as the bottle recommends, meaning it does last a little longer for me. For thicker hair, you may have to bare in mind what the cost could be to your hair routine, but I 100% recommend this.

As always, thanks for reading...
Wednesday, 24 August 2022

Soap & Glory Scrub Of Your Life - RRP £5.95

The brand describes the product as; "When it comes to smooth movers, they don’t get much smoother than THE SCRUB OF YOUR LIFE™ Body Polish. Stuffed with skin-loving ingredients and super sloughers, to effectively exfoliate and help prevent ingrowing hairs and bumps on the skin – leaving nothing behind but sublimely soft and smooth skin. Plus, it’s scented with our ORIGINAL PINK™  floral fragrance, so you’ll smell as good as you look!".

Pros

- Not too harsh.
- Leaves skin soft and smooth.
- Smells lovely.
- Doesn't leave skin red.
- Non sticky texture.

Cons

- None.

The Verdict

This was brought to take with me to the hospital, alongside the bodywash. Although I have better results from other scrubs for targeted reasons, this is a great allrounder. The scent lasts long, there is no redness left from exfoliating and my skin does feel so smooth after use. I find this works really well to soften your feet ready for a stronger exfoliation. Recommend, especially for those starting to get into bodycare.

As always, thanks for reading...
Monday, 22 August 2022

Soap & Glory Original Pink Clean On Me Body Wash - RRP £6.95

The brand describes the product as; "Fragranced with Soap & Glory's addictive signature scent and with it's rich creamy texture, we're classifying Soap & Glory Clean On Me Body Wash with 'must-have' status. Apply a handful of Soap & Gory Clean On Me Body Wash to damp skin, rub it into a thick, luxurious lather, and then rinse. Follow with Soap & Glory’s The Righteous Body Butter Contains natural mandarin peel extract and a bonus built-in body lotion. Scented with our classic Original Pink fragrance with wonderful aroma's of leafy greens, bergamot and mandarin, with a floral and fruity middle note that makes your nose tingle a little, followed by soft, sexy, musk, oakmoss, amber and woody notes".

Pros

- Smells lovely.
- Lathers well.
- Hydrating.
- Softens skin.
- Long lasting scent.
- Available in refill pouches.
- Affordable.

Cons

- None.

The Verdict

This is a brilliant body wash. I brought this in a smaller size back in May to use when in hospital and I haven't looked back. My skin feels so soft, the scent lasts a long time and I love how affordable it is. I've used shower gels from brands like Molton Brown and L'Occitane and this is giving me the same results at a third of the cost. Also available in other scents, which I cannot wait to try.

As always, thanks for reading...
Sunday, 21 August 2022
It's been a busy week again. 

With the heatwave the week before, I didn't get as much as I'd like done. So, of course, I decided to spend all of last Sunday doing a jigsaw puzzle. It ended with the universe gifting me a missing puzzle piece. If you ever needed another reason to not procrastinate... 


Come Monday, I was working mostly on Novella Prints. I have a Halloween launch coming and new products which is all very exciting. But, the weather was still warm and muggy, so come Tuesday I did some blog work in the morning and took the rest of the day to spend with my little cousin. We had so much fun, making origami, doing a different jigsaw puzzle and filling up with spaghetti bolognese. If going through ten years of IBD and a global pandemic has taught me anything, it's taking more time for fun.


With all the Halloween prep work, I've been binging Halloween and classic Horror movies alongside; Scream, Halloween, Friday The 13th, Sleepy Hollow... you name it. I decided this coming week I'll finally try and watch Last Night in Soho. I love Edgar Wright films and that one has been on my list for so long. 

Yesterday was a lovely day and one very much needed and overdue. Spending time with my friends, Josh and Janine, we ordered a lovely lunch, had a catch up and introduced Janine to the Scream franchise with the first film. It's very quickly becoming my favourite part of the year and now I'm getting stronger health wise and gaining more confidence, there is so much more to enjoy with my friends. The FOMO feeling is one I've had for so long and this year, hopefully, I won't feel it as often.

As always, thanks for reading...
Friday, 19 August 2022

Sanctuary Spa Signature Collection Hot Sugar Scrub - RRP £12.00

The brand describes the product as; "Our Hot Sugar Body Scrub is a wonderfully rich creamy clay with exfoliating organic sugar grains that warms on contact with the skin for a moment of pure pampering, while our soothing Jasmine, Grapefruit & Vanilla scent helps you to relax and unwind. Our skin softening scrub is formulated with warming zeolite which helps open pores before the kaolin clay draws out impurities and detoxifies skin, while dead skin cells are buffed away for a deep yet gentle cleanse. Formulated with 95% ingredients of natural origin and suitable for all skin types, our Hot Sugar Scrub is cruelty free, mineral oil free and vegan friendly".

Pros

- Cleared up my strawberry skin.
- Lovely warming feeling.
- Exfoliated dead skin so easily.
- Thick, spreadable consistency. 
- Doesn't leave any redness.

Cons

- None.

The Verdict

This product is a must have. Even more so if you shave. I have tried many different scrubs and exfoliators over the years...never have I gotten such smooth skin. As it says on the label, it warms up as you use it, to open the pores, and this is its selling point. It's so gentle too. I have recommended this to a couple of friends with sensitive skin and it is now a regular purchase for them. I highly recommend this.

As always, thanks for reading...
Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Murad Clarifying Body Spray - RRP £42.00

The brand describes the product as; "Take on backne and body breakouts quickly and easily thanks to a quick-drying formula and a 360° continuous spray that makes application easy, even in hard to reach areas. Salicylic acid helps clear up blemishes as glycolic acid helps clear away pore-clogging debris. Allantoin and blue lotus extract help soothe irritation for healthier-looking skin".

Pros

- Perfect for hard to reach areas.
- Love the salicylic and glycolic acid combinations.
- Clears up backne.
- Drys quick.
- Doesn't feel sticky or stick to clothes.
- Works on arms and chest too.

Cons

- On the pricier side.

The Verdict

I am in love with this product. In the summer months, I tend to get breakouts on my chest and upper back, including the back of my neck. It was hard to find something to treat it, serums and lotions were hard to apply and stuck to clothing. When I saw this on This Morning, thanks again to Caroline Hirons!, I knew I had to purchase it. I can see many people being unsure as it is on the pricier side and if you have very persistent backne it may not be something in your budget. However, if you are like me and get breakouts seasonally, thanks to the warmer weather, or you want to find a product leading up to an event, then this is a strong contender. It doesn't stick, it drys quickly and it clears up breakouts in a few days. 

As always, thanks for reading...
Monday, 15 August 2022

Fresh Cleanse & Mask Duo Gift Set - RRP £19.00

The brand describes the product as; "This Cleanse & Mask Duo set from Fresh features samples of two of the brand's bestselling products, incorporating powerful formulas that provide relief and restoration to dehydrated skin. The Rose Face Mask utilises real rose petals to balance and soothe the skin, while the renowned Soy Face Cleanser deeply clarifies the skin for a more even and radiant tone".

Pros (Cleanser)

- Lathers well.
- Gave an even skin tone.
- Unclogged pores well.
- Got rid of dry patches.

Cons (Cleanser)

- Personally, not one of my favourite scents when it comes to the cleanser. 
- Can feel like it's pulling the skin.

Pros (Mask)

- Smells amazing
- Hydrating.
- Brightening. 
- Soothing.
- Works for underarms too.

Cons (Mask)

-None

The Verdict

The cleanser has me at a "50/50" when it comes to whether I'll purchase it again or not. For me, the smell is too overpowering to want to enjoy the product as part of my skincare routine. But, I've never had a cleanser give me such an even skin tone.
I recommend the mask, 100%. I saw such a change in my skin, just from three uses a week, that I've already repurchased this as a bigger tub. When I saw the affect it had on my face, I decided to use it on my underarms. I have dark patches and dry skin there from shaving and to say they are transformed is an understatement. Yes, the area is still a little dark, that will be something I'd need clinical intervention to sort, but how smooth and hydrated they are has made me so happy.

As always, thanks for reading...
Sunday, 14 August 2022
The UK is currently going through another heatwave and I wanted to remind you how important it is to keep hydrated and to use SPF. Especially if you're like me and have a stoma and/or a chronic illness. 


With this heatwave, I've been reminiscing with family about summer days out as a kid and how those days always felt hotter to my parents with all the running around. As we near September and back to school, I know not everyone can afford trips away or big days out, but most of my favourite memories are from playing in the park and running along the canal near my grandparents. Making memories doesn't have to cost. 

On Monday, I reopened my online shop, Novella Prints. I've been through a lot of ups and downs with my little shop, tech issues, blips with my health and then surgery and recovery. Because of this, it's still a new experience for me, despite launching two years ago. I'm still learning as I go and I'll be opening a new blog on the Novella Prints website this week. If you'd like to follow, please click here.


I have a confession, I only recently downloaded Spotify. I know, I know, I'm so behind on the times. When I was 16, my parents bought me one of those huge GB iPods and since then I've never needed to have music or apps on my phone as I always had, the iPod. 14 years later, and I wasn't buying music as often and listening more to the radio. Everyone told me having Spotify was basically the same thing, and with my trip to Betws-Y-Coed in June, I decided to give it a go. One thing I've come to love are all the Crime Podcasts. I have watched a lot of them on YouTube over the years and watched many true crime shows and crime dramas. So, with many of the serial killers being discussed, I feel like I'm back in Criminology lectures. 
Unsolved Murders is one of my favourites, with 309 episodes, I have a lot to catch up on! Carter Roy and Wenndy Mackenzie are the perfect hosts. The way they question, the difference in opinion about what happened and how they lay out the facts is gripping. I also love that this podcast has an ensemble, who vocally play out scenes. It really helps give you the full picture.

As always, thanks for reading...
Friday, 12 August 2022

Versed Skin Soak Rich Moisture Cream - RRP £14.99

The brand describes the product as; "Enriched with restorative ingredients like algae extract, vitamin E, and squalene (an ingredient that hydrates and replenishes the moisture your skin once had), this rich moisture cream keeps skin nourished and hydrated while fending off signs of aging. Note: It is rich but not greasy. In fact, the smooth texture is rather dreamy. Oilier skin types can still use this moisturizer as a night cream or as their heavier wintertime moisture cream".

Pros

- Has vitamin E.
- Hydrating.
- Silky texture.
- Smells lovely.
- Sinks beautifully into the skin.

Cons

- Has a thick consistency.
- A little on the pricier side.

The Verdict

This is another of the brands products that I highly recommend trying. With it being on the pricier side, I can understand if you waited for it to be on an offer. This moisturiser has a thick, silky consistency, which won't be for everybody, and I'd steer this to being a few times a week or an everyday autumn and winter moisturiser. It is so lovely. I feel hydrated, smooth and it smells lovely. The perfect way to end my skincare routine before bed.

As always, thanks for reading...

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Versed Silk Slip Conditioning Lip Oil - RRP £8.99

The brand describes the product as; "Most lip balms feel great when you apply them, but five minutes later you’re wondering why your lips feel dry again. It’s frustrating. That’s why we ditched the balm in favor of a more effective form: lip oil. It’s a moisturizing blend of jojoba, camellia, sesame and sunflower seed oils, and antioxidant-rich vitamin E that conditions and smooths chapped lips. Your lips will stay soft and hydrated with a subtle, healthy sheen (not a glossy shine). Most important, you can still feel the moisture on your lips even after the oil is fully absorbed. We’re confident you’ll be a lip oil convert, too". 

Pros

- Moisturising.
- Non sticky formula.
- Does feel like silk.
- Long lasting.
- Smells lovely.
- Helped my chapped lips.
- Love that it has Vitamin E.

Cons

- None.

The Verdict

This was one of the items I purchased in the 3 for 2 offer Boots had a few months ago. I didn't get on well with lip oils or lip balms as they always pile in the corners of my mouth and/or wear off easily. When Versed say "we're confident you'll be a lip oil convert too", they are 100% on the money. This is my new go to, I even purchased another to have in my bag for on the go. I've also found that this doesn't interact badly with lipstick, which is another positive for me. But, the brand does have these in different colours as a tinted lip oil, which I cannot wait to try next. I am a lip oil convert.

As always, thanks for reading...
Monday, 8 August 2022

Versed Zero-G Smoothing Eye Cream - RRP £14.99

The brand describes this product as; "Fight back against gravity with a little pot of peach perfection dedicated to the very area that starts to show those signs of aging first: your eyes. Made with line-smoothing algae extract, firming peptides, and deeply moisturizing olive oil, this Smoothing Eye Cream applies like butter and works overtime to improve the appearance of crow’s feet. It leaves a soft-focus finish with an illuminating effect (hello, instant brightening), thanks to mica (ethically sourced, of course)".

Pros

- Hydrating.
- Firming without feeling tight. 
- Sinks into the skin quick.
- Has a nice fresh smell.
- Smoothed texture that glides under the eyes.
- Brightening.

Cons

- On the pricier side.
- The consistency isn't going to be for everyone.

The Verdict

I purchased this on a whim. I really liked the Versed Skincare cleansing balm which I reviewed last year (click here to read) and as my usual eye cream was out of stock and there was a 3 for 2 offer, I thought why not. I am so glad I did. 
This has been a game changer for my under eyes. I have dark under eyes that are a little sunken, genetics. I can't do anything to fix them but this brightens, hydrates and firms them to the extent I feel more confident in my skin.  
I can see the price being off putting for some. I would highly recommend this product but would say to try it when on sale or as part of an offer. I found I had to really work with the texture. It's a thicker, gel-like consistency that feels like silk. The amount of product that has slid off my finger, but persevere, it's worth it.

As always, thanks for reading...
Sunday, 7 August 2022

Last weekend, my brother arrived back home for a visit. He and my dad managed to get tickets to the rugby as part of the Commonwealth Games. It's always nice having my brother home, even when he helps himself to my junk food stash. On Sunday we went out for a Sunday roast at a local pub. Well, everyone else had a traditional Sunday roast, I had a burger. It was such a lovely warm day so I didn't fancy a gravy dinner. Conversation, laughs and good food ensued. It was the perfect way to end last week.


During this week, I worked away at Novella Prints, at the blog, and generally tried to get back in the swing of things. On Wednesday, we had my little cousin with us for the day. We geeked out over Harry Potter, made stickers with the silhouette and took a trip to the local garden centre, where she got soaked from head to toe. Watching her running through the sprinklers, giggling...it makes you want to be carefree and just go for it.

Over the week, I released three of the twelve reviews for The August Review. I've been so happy with the response and hope you carry on following this series.


Through TikTok and YouTube, I've noticed a lot of shops have started to get their Halloween stock in and I've seen many tweets or comments proclaiming, Halloween already?! Yes! Halloween always! 
Seriously, with autumn just around the corner, I will be putting up a few Halloween posts for those who may need to plan in advance, as things like costumes can take time to make or time to find.

As always, thanks for reading...
Friday, 5 August 2022

Pixi Glow Tonic - RRP £18.00

The brand describes the product as; "The Pixi Glow Tonic is a highly concentrated, invigorating facial toner that deeply cleans pores by sweeping away excess oil and impurities. Remove excess oils and impurities with Pixi Glow Tonic in its 250ml size from Pixi Beauty. This award-winning, invigorating toner deeply cleanses and gently exfoliates all skin types in one lovely step."

Pros

- A little goes a long way.
- Available in a smaller size, great for travel or to be more budget friendly.
- Given me a lovely glow on the skin.
- Left skin smoother.
- Hydrating.
- Pores were minimised. 
- Didn't flare my redness.

Cons

- None.

The Verdict

This is one of those "cult beauty products" in skincare circles and I have been using it, on and off, for years. As I already had a glycolic product in a serum, that at the time worked better for me, it's only recently, after disusing that serum, that this was it's time to shine.
With everyday use, I came to love this product. My skin texture has never been so smooth, my pores so small and still feel hydrated. Glycolic in high percentages, for me, can feel quite stripping on the skin. 5% was the perfect percentage and I've found when talking to friends, they felt the same. I highly recommend this product as an everyday use tonic.

As always, thanks for reading...
Wednesday, 3 August 2022

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution - RRP £8.00

The brands description says: "Revitalise lacklustre skin with The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution. The AHA solution works to gently exfoliate the surface of the skin, helping to combat the dead skin cell build up that can contribute to dullness, textural irregularities and congestion. pH balanced for optimal efficacy, the glycolic acid toner is infused with Tasmanian pepper berry and aloe vera to help soothe the skin, alongside ginseng root to promote a radiant finish. Incorporate into your skincare routine to support a glowing, smooth and refined-looking complexion. Vegan and cruelty-free."

Pros

- Affordable.
- Minimised visible pores.
- Smoother skin.
- Light glow to the complexion.
- No breakouts.
- Brilliant for brightening the skin.

Cons

- Can be difficult to find in stock.
- Not the most travel friendly.

The Verdict

I've used a few serums by The Ordinary and it's been hit and miss, but the affordability of the brand makes them worth the try. I was actually recommended this to lighten my underarms, but I decided to also use it as a facial toner.
When it comes to my underarms, it has worked such a treat. There has been such a huge difference in lightning, not a permanent solution and nowhere near as powerful as bleaching. But, for someone who has dark underarms caused by medication and shaving, this has thoroughly helped alongside exfoliation and switching to waxing.
As a facial toner, although the Pixi glow I previously used is 5%, I found the 7% is quite strong for everyday use. I'd recommend using it 3 - 4 times a week, especially if you are introducing your skin to glycolic acid. Overall, I'd 100% recommend this as a toner and as a way to lighten your underarms. The only two cons, as you can see above, are it's popularity means it can be hard to find stock and it's quite bulky to travel with.

As always, thanks for reading...
Monday, 1 August 2022

Skin + Me Consultation Package - £24.99 per month

The brand describe themselves as; "Were a small (but growing) team of industry-leading dermatologists, direct-to-consumer experts, pharmacists and other brilliantly innovative people. And together, we're here to change the face of skincare."

Pros

- Simple questionnaire.
- Photo analysis by experts.
- Eligibility process.
- Tailored skincare treatment plan.
- Ingredient information.
- Routine information. 
- Affordable.
- Compact.
- Subscription which you can cancel at any time.

Cons

- None.

The Verdict

I found Skin + Me through Caroline Hirons, who, if you don't know who she is, you need to follow. In the UK we are short of dermatologists and with every medication outbreaks due to Ulcerative Colitis, I thought now I'm no longer prescribed them, this was the best time to really focus on my breakouts. 
After my online consultation process, I was eligible for the daily doser treatment they offer. Another great selling point for the company. With the process, the questionnaire, the photos, it takes a few days for the experts to go through that consultation and so, if they cannot come up with a plan for you, you are refunded. 
I was given a 4 month treatment plan in which, over those months, the strength of ingredients increases or decreases and some ingredients are added in at certain months. I am just over one month into using Skin + Me and I have noticed quite a change. I found stripping back my skincare routine to only include a cleanser, eye cream, hyaluronic acid serum, moisturiser and SPF in the day to double cleanse, eye cream, Skin + Me daily doser and moisturiser at night has also aided that. I feel companies like Skin + Me, because everything is prescribed to you, you are spending less on trial and error, spending less on products and saving space. I was umm-ing and aah-ing about whether I knew enough or had used this enough to review and the fact I am after a little over a month speaks volumes about how happy I am with my skin. 
I have noticed fewer breakouts, skin pigmentation is improving, dryness is improving and other smaller goals, like less visible pores, have also been addressed. I've also come to find that makeup application is a lot smoother and looks better on my skin, leading to me not using as much.

Skin + Me is truly an affordable and innovative way to treat your skin. Click here to visit their website.

As always, thanks for reading...

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