Kahina Giving Beauty Fez Body Serum*

Kahina Giving Beauty Body Serum - Fez

When it comes to skincare, I can’t really remember not being interested in it. Before I was old enough to have my own, I dabbled nightly in whichever products my mother was using, as since I went away to school and university, I’ve pretty much guarded my ever-increasing stash with my life. Yet despite my rather pack-horse tendencies, I don’t think I’ve ever used a serum that’s not been designed for my face before. Thankfully though, Kahina Giving Beauty’s pretty much iconic Fez Body Serum has come to my rescue right in time for the increasingly cold weather!

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Packaged in Kahina Giving Beauty’s slick black packaging, the Body Serum is everything you could wish for in winter skincare! With a texture which verges on an oil (it was included in Vogue’s Top 10 Beauty Oils!), the serum feels like such a treat to use! I have been reaching for it after my nightly bath or shower, so that I can really enjoy the experience – the serum’s scent contains notes of  Rose and Orange Blossom along with hints of citrus and patchouli. The result is a wonderfully warm, almost smoky fragrance which feels incredibly luxurious and soothing to use.

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As if the to-die-for scent wasn’t enough, the formula of Kahina’s Body Serum packs a serious punch! With a high concentration of argan oil to help boost skin elasticity whilst watermelon, sunflower, olive and coconut oils deeply moisturise. It leaves skin feeling absolutely incredible – so soft and nourished, and I’m addicted to layering some on after an intense exfoliation session!

Kahina Giving Beauty Fez Body Serum is priced at £85 for 200ml and is available here (UK) and here (US)

Soveral Angel Balm*

Soveral Angel BalmNow that temperatures have taken a distinct downturn, I’ve been extra careful to use as many hydrating products I can think of, and my cleansing routine has been no different – rather than foaming cleansers which can be a little drying, every evening I’ve been turning to Soveral’s Angel Balm.

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Much like the other Soveral products I’ve tried, the packaging of the Angel  Balm is divine. A box covered in the most beautiful butterflies holds a little jar of the delicious balm, as well as the fluffiest of face cloths. It feels like an absolute gift to unwrap!

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I’ve been using the balm every evening, and I am absolutely in love with the soft texture which melts away even the most stubborn of makeup (even mascara and eye liner)! I can really see why The Times have called it a ‘hero’ product.

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It’s the brand’s most popular product, and I’m really not surprised! Ingredients in the balm include cocoa seed butter, grape seed oil, avocado oil, and geranium oil so it’s an absolute treat for skin. I tend to use it nightly, but I can also use it as something of a face mask, just leaving it on for around 20 minutes.

Soveral Angel Balm is priced from £19.00 and is available here

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence*

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SK-II is one of those brands I just drool over. Every product sounds pretty much life changing, and the reviews back them up, so when this special edition of their iconic Facial Treatment Essence came through the letterbox, I was more than a little excited!

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Decorated with gorgeous red butterflies, the bottle is a special edition released exclusively to Harrods for the Holidays. You can choose from three colours (red, pink and blue) and they all have the most wonderful meanings. My red butterflies symbolise the ‘passion, courage, and boldness it takes for a woman to take control and change her destiny,’ which is a lovely little addition to a rather wonderful product!

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The Facial Treatment Essence comes packaged in a huge 215ml brushed glass bottle, and it’s really something special. In my household, it’s become known as the ‘magic water’ because it’s so wonderful to use! After cleansing, I simply shake a few drops of the essence into my palms and press it into my face and neck. The formula is a touch thicker than regular water, but it feels so light and fretting to use, it’s perfect for waking my skin up in the morning.

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The formula of the Facial Treatment Essence contains over 90% Pitera, an ingredient discovered by SK-II over 30 years ago which is hailed as something of a miracle worker! Discovered when the brand noticed the incredibly youthful hands of older Sake Brewers, Pitera is filled of vitamins, minerals and amino acids which work together to encourage skin’s natural surface rejuvenation.

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Since the formula is so lightweight and pure, I have been applying it directly to my cleansed skin, and then leaving it to sink in. I then apply my moisturiser and makeup as normal, and I am absolutely in love with the results! In addition to feeling heavenly to apply, I’ve noticed that the Facial Treatment Essence has really calmed my skin down. If you suffer from breakouts or acne, just press a little of the Essence directly onto it, and wait for the results!

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After only a couple of days I really noticed a reduction in redness, and a breakout I had was nearly gone. I think it’s safe to say that SK-II’s Facial Treatment Essence has become one of my HG products!

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence is priced at £140 and is available exclusively here


Radical Skin Exfoliating Pads

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Even though I feel like I’m layering on more of everything now that the weather is colder (creams, sweaters etc), I still want my skin to look as fresh as possible. That’s why I’ve been using Radical Skincare’s Exfoliating Pads which gently slough skin to keep it looking a fresh as possible despite the rapidly dipping temperatures.

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Packaged in a rather slick silver jar, using the Exfoliating Pads couldn’t be easier. Every couple of nights, after cleansing I simply sweep one of the pads over my face, neck and décolletage. Since the pads are soaked in a mix of BHA (salicylic acid) along with the glycolic acid (AHA), and it means there is no fuss or mess when I want to use the pads, so, if I’m feeling especially lazy I can even do it in bed!

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Even though my skin errs on the delicate side, I absolutely love using the Exfoliating Pads. They don’t leave my skin feeling dried out or sensitised, and they actually seem to combat redness too! After using the pads 3-4 nights per week, I’ve really seen an improvement in my skin – it’s smoother than before, and the pads make light work of any breakouts I’ve been suffering from!

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Radical Skin Exfoliating Pads are priced at £45 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

MoroccanOil Cleansing Bar*

MoroccanOil Cleansing Bar

I feel like as the nights get darker earlier, I’m spending way more of my time hiding out in my bathroom, indulging in bubble baths and showers, and just generally keeping toasty. But, since hot water can be drying to skin, I’ve been being super careful to only use the most nurturing of products. One of my favourites has been MoroccanOil’s gorgeous new Cleansing Bar.

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Packaged up in a box and tissue paper, it’s got to be one of the most indulgent soaps I’ve ever come across! I just love how chunky the block is, and it’s a complete dream to use! Scented with MoroccanOil’s signature fragrance (a firm favourite with anyone I’ve ever come across) the Cleansing Bar is more than your average soap!

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Much like it’s haircare counterparts, the MoroccanOil Cleansing Bar is packed full of skin-friendsly ingredients including  antioxidant-rich argan oil and shea butter to fully hydrate skin at the same time as cleansing. I can’t even tell you how rich the foam is from the soap – but it feels so nourishing to use! My skin absolutely loves it too – the Cleansing Bar is perfect if you’re currently suffering from autumn-induced dry skin, and it’s just such a treat to use!

The MoroccanOil Cleansing Bar is priced at £10.00 and is available here (UK) and here (US)

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