How on earth are you all pootling along?
Well my lovely hauls are still in a box on my dining table (oops!) - whenever I've had a big haul it becomes a bit daunting to try and go into detail about each item....I mean, do I do a full on review or swatch for each product? Or just a pic, brand, name, price and a link to the online shop? And even if you opt for choice number two it still takes an awfully long time if you've got, say, 15 items!
So, in cases of doubt, like this - I choose procrastination! I've decided to talk about these 2 lovely products instead because I'm a little bit of a secret fan of the company Bravura London! And I'm not sure they're getting enough hype! I started get the Hyaluronic Acid Serum from them when it was on sale, which is fantastic for those dehydrated skin days. I also purchased their Dermaflannel which is amazing as a microdermabrasion flannel, and yes, it IS worth £11.99! After all, there's no need to buy any microdermabrasion creams, machines, scrubs etc! Every home should own one - mines been going for a year with no sign of wear, that's value if ever I saw it. And it actually works too!
But, onto these two creams! Now, this isn't a review as I've not tried them yet, however I have tried the ingredients in other products and have been pleased with the results, so this is more about what they are and what they do! There is the Glycolic Acid 10% moisturiser, which is a day moisturiser and is priced at £16.32 and the 15% Glycolic Acid Night Treatment priced at £17.40.
These are aimed at problem/acne issues. The day moisturiser is stated to be a mild treatment for more dry, mature, spotty or problem skin. The night treatment is stated as a treatment for wrinkled, sun-damaged, congested, spotty and scarred skin. I.e. ME!
Both are claimed to exfoliate & remove dead skin cells, rejuvenate, revive and moisturise deep into the skin cells. There is no reason to doubt this as Glycolic acid by its nature does exactly that! It's one of the smallest AHAs (alpha-hydroxy acids) and is naturally derived from sugar cane, although it is made synthetically. Its a chemical exfoliant, and safely removes the outer layer of dead skin cells on the surface of the skin, allowing fresh new skin to appear from underneath. It is targeted as an anti-ageing ingredient and is known to work effectively at what it's supposed to do! It basically does what it says on the tin! It also lightens discolouration of the skin, such as sun spots, and clears acne prone & blackhead prone skin.
WARNING! As Glycolic acid removes the top layer of dead skin, please remember to use sunscreen whenever you use anything containing it, to protect the delicate new skin as it appears!
As for these creams, they have an ingredient list of reassuringly natural items such as aloe Vera gel, arnica blossom extract, calendula, chamomile etc, all know to be fab for the skin and incredibly calming and soothing for those breakouts and nourishing for the new skin, alongside a list of chemicals known to help the Glycolic acid to do its job well. It is not all natural, or organic etc., but then it doesn't claim to be! If you're looking for that then look away now! It has Urea which these days is made synthetically (who wants urine on their face?! Not me thanks!), and its job is to promote rehydration and is a topical ointment for problem and irritated skin and is used in many eczema and psoriasis treatments. It also contains hydrogen peroxide which along with helping to lighten skin discolouration is also a treatment for acne.
In other words, there is no reason these creams won't do as they claim! But I will be reporting back anyway! I'm currently having a lovely chin outbreak which is bugging me, so I shall be starting from tonight and see if this makes any difference! Wish me luck on my continual search for the holy grail of Skincare, something that solves all my problems and makes me look young(er) again!
With that, I'm off to potter round Instagram for some pretty makeup looks and a quick gander at YouTube for any gossipy things I can find!
Keep your eyes open for my competition coming this week!
Take care my Lovelies!
Loz 😘 X x X