Monday, September 22, 2014

REN Clarimatte T-zone Control Cleansing Gel - Review

Ren was launched in 2000 and uses only 100% plant and mineral derived actives and is free from skin-unfriendly synthetic ingredients.  REN’s philosophy of Clean Skincare can be summed up in three words: Performance, Purity, Pleasure. 

When I was recently sent a package full of amazing Ren skincare products I was so excited to try it out. I have really sensitive skin and when ever I use something different it always backfires and I'm left with sore molehills all over my face, but after doing a little research I was really excited to try a more natural product out. 

A balancing, antibacterial facial cleansing gel for skin that is prone to oiliness and breakouts, particularly in the T-zone.

Promises to:
Removes dirt and dissolves excess sebum
Unclogs pores.
Reduces the appearance of pore size.
Antimicrobial and antibacterial

Skin TypeCombination skin, RSPR325 for 150ml, Size: 150ml 5.1 fl oz

The cleanser has a gel consistency and doesn't foam at all when washing and has a really light fresh scent. Even though I totally know this is a gel formula I always have it in my mind that if my cleanser doesn't foam then it doesn't clean which I know isn't true. It is really gentle on the skin, only after using a product like this do you realize how harmful other face washes really are. It hasn't caused any breakouts so I can tell you that it does help there. I don't have large pores so I can't say if it does minimize them and I haven't seen much of a change in my t-zone section with regards to oil control but it doesn't leave your skin feeling tight or dry in fact it's felt much softer. It doesn't remove eye makeup at all really but I always use a eye makeup remover for this so it doesn't really bother me. I would definitely recommend and repurchase this facial cleanser.  

Available at selected Woolworths, Foschini and Edgars stores.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Oxygenetix Breathable Foundation - Review

When I was offered a bottle of the Oxygenetix breathable foundation by Conquest to test out I jumped at the chance because I have been hearing really great reviews from other bloggers. I kinda went in not knowing what to expect but hearing every ones great reviews I really expected great things which I honestly feel like it delivered on in all areas.

Oxygenetix breathable foundation is the first truly breathable foundation that contains Ceravitae complex a patent pending formula proven to increase oxygen uptake. It was designed for Doctors for people that have medical procedures, it helps stimulate skin cell production which helps speed up the healing process and in turn reduces the down time.

The foundation was designed to be like a second skin, allowing it to breath but still allow for full coverage. It is water resistant up to 90 minutes, has a SPF of 25, is blendable has colour-corrective shades, transfer resistant, hypo allergenic and completely non irritating to acne, eczema, psoriasis and sensitive skin.

At first I had a love hate relationship with this foundation, It is a matte foundation that disappears into the skin when applied so I can really vouch for the second skin claim. Ive been wearing this foundation for about a month and a half now and my overall appearance of my skin has improved drastically. My acne has cleared up and honestly has never looked better. I do find that by mid day my T zone is oily but every foundation I wear has the same result around that time of the day so this is no problem for me.

It is available in 14 shades, 7 being blue based foundations and 7 yellow based foundations. It retails for R800,00 and can be found at the following outlets in Cape Town. Masckara in Tableview, Body Aesthetics in Oude Westhof Durbanville, Chelsea Aesthetic Clinic in Wynberg or you can contact them directly.

phone: 011-7062518

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Taking a little break

So the company I work for was recently sold and this week we have officially moved into our new premises. It's gonna take me a little time to find my feet as I will be doing something completely new now. So I am not taking a permanent break but till I have found solid ground there will be fewer posts going up, I need to find the time to juggle everything. I hope you guys don't go to far as I'll be back with a bang!!