The Nip + Fab Dragon’s Blood Fix Plumping Serum – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

Serums are a great way of boosting your skincare routine and adding or increasing an ingredient (or more) that will benefit your skin in some way. However, there are so many serums out there these days that it can be very hard to choose, even amognst the good ones. Sadly though, probably because of their fancy name and specialised product title, most serums are not worth your time as they tend to contain more marketing than actual beneficial ingredients thatRead more

This Works Morning Expert Hyaluronic Acid – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

The This Works In Transit Camera Mask, Moisturiser & Primer is my ride-or-die primer, not only does it create a good makeup base but it is also nourishing for the skin. So when I saw the This Works Morning Expert Hyaluronic Serum I was very intrigued. Hyaluronic acid is one of the skincare must have ingredients, find out why here, plus it also contains vitamin C, another must have ingredient, and so it has the potential to be a greatRead more

Dr Botanicals Pomegranate Superfood Brightening Eye Serum – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

Serums can be a very important part of skincare, adding or even boosting (quantity-wise but sometimes also absorption-wise) the ingredients that your moisturiser is lacking in. While many serums tend to be specific ingredient based (ie. Hyaluronic acid serum or vitamin C serum etc) they are not often area specific. In fact, area specific skincare, tends to be mostly a marketing play as more often than not, our skin needs the same care and ingredients throughout. However, in the pastRead more

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

Finding the perfect cream is an almost impossible task. Not only because a lot of them out there don’t contain many effective skin nourishing ingredients but also because even the ones that do, it’s very difficult to formulate everything our skin needs in just one product. But despair not as serums can be the answer to this problem. There are plenty of serums out there these days, some of which are actually quite good. By picking the right one, ingredientRead more

Elizabeth Arden Advanced Ceramide Capsules – In-depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

Skincare for me as a chemist is like building a puzzle. You have to find and experiment with different ingredients and formulations and pick the ones that are not only scientifically backed but also actually work for you (biologically and for your budget). Ceramides have been around for a while now and have been one of the ingredients that have given me very quick results, almost as soon as I incorporated them into my skincare. For all science details onRead more

Paula’s Choice Skincare Resist Anti-Aging Serum Foundation – In-Depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

Paula’s Choice is one of my favourite brands as it stands for similar concepts as me, the two major ones being that “the ingredients are the truth” and not the marketing words on cosmetic packaging, and they base the ingredients’ claims on scientific, peer-reviewed studies. I have many of the skincare products from this brand and I love them, some of their products are ride or die for me and make a huge difference on my skin. So I thoughRead more

Skin Kissed Vitamin C Serum – In Depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

Serums are a very important part of skincare. They can bring a lot of nourishing ingredients to the skin that might not be easily formulated in a moisturiser. The right serum with the right ingredients can make a huge difference to your skin’s texture and appearance as well as your skin’s health on a molecular level. A serum is meant to be used on a clean face, before a moisturiser and in my opinion, your moisturiser or serum should includeRead more

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Intensive Recovery Ampoules – In Depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

If you read my previous posts you probably know that one of my ride or die, swear by, products is the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II Serum. This is a serum your are meant to use at night (but you can use it during the day too) before your moisturiser, to give your skin extra nutrients and some anti-ageing help. For me, it’s almost like skin medicine. After a month of daily usage (in combination withRead more

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II Serum – In Depth Review and Ingredient Analysis

When it comes to skin care, there are many products out there with multiple claims. However, it is fairly rare, mainly because of how skin care works, that you are able to actually see visible results from products. The Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II Serum is one of the few skin care must haves for me. It has truly transformed my skin, minimised my pores and even helped heal some rashes and burns. Serums are used priorRead more