I know I’ve mentioned this before but the dreaded big 30 is very quickly approaching. 5 weeks and 4 days to be precise… not that I’m counting or anything!

I’ve started taking more care of my skin recently and as the old saying says ‘ Prevention is better than cure’, so I’m always on the look out for products that claim to help make me look younger.

Whilst preventing the ageing process completely isn’t possible (unless you have a very good surgeon) I intend to try my damned hardest to keep the wrinkles at bay for as long as humanly possible! I was recently given the chance to try out some products from YungSkin and after a little read about the product I thought the claims were too good not to give it a try. 

YungSkin claim that they use principles of homoeopathy and acupuncture to help improve mature skin and aim to “restore skins vitality, regenerate and rejuvenate skin cells, tighten skin, reduce appearance of wrinkles and blemishes, and to ensure youthful looking and glowing skin”. It’s claimed in the company information that the products “utilise quantum energy science and cellular stimulation to rejuvenate the skin”. It sounds very fancy and technical doesn’t it?. Basically it means that the products use energies which activate the Acupuncture points and muscular commands in your skin. The cream is said to be like and acupuncture cream and stimulate areas to give a”dramatic face lift reaction”.

If I’m honest I was a little cynical about the claims, but I’m all up for giving things ago, so when the products arrived I was quite excited to try them.

YungSkin products are only distributed in the EU by specially trained practitioners and aren’t readily available for purchase in shops or online. 

I was passed some information about the product prior to sampling it and one of the things that stood out was the possibility of side effects. There is a possibility of reddening of the skin and some slight tingling for about 20 minutes after application of the cream. If I’m honest it did make me a little wary about using the cream, but the information also prepared me for what could happen, it’s better to know what may occur prior to use rather than afterwards. 

The face cream is available in two varieties – light and rich. The rich is suited for those over 30 and the light is aimed at those under 30, men and those who have sensitive skin. I JUST scraped into the light category. The directions state that the cream should be used on cleansed skin twice daily – morning and evening for 14 days. After the 14th day you’re supposed to give cease use for a few days to allow your facial muscles to relax. 

The cream is very lightweight with a strong scent. The scent is very spa like but I actually quite like it. I do think it will be a case of ‘you’ll love it or hate it’ as it is quite over powering. A little bit of cream goes a very long way. It doesn’t absorb too easily if you use too much. 


The first three times I used this my face did go slightly red with a warm tingling sensation but because I’d read the details I didn’t panic too much. The sensation didn’t last long and my face looked normal … well as normal as I can look!

I’m actually quite impressed with the cream. Although I haven’t woken up looking like a super model my skin feels really plumped and smooth and the fine lines on my forehead have gone – completely! My skin feels soft with no dryness and it looks pretty good, even if I do say so myself. 

The food that was sent with the cream is a skin supplement in liquid form. It’s supposed to work with the cream to help your skin from the inside. It contains a variety of nutrients including silica to help improve wrinkles and dry skin and Calcium Fluoride to improve elasticity and skin tone. The food comes with a pipette style dropper and you are supposed to take 10 drops in a glass of water morning and night. It’s completely colourless and tasteless so there’s nothing nasty about it, but I have regularly forgotten to take it so I’m not really too sure how effective it actually is. 


In conclusion I am really impressed with the cream. I can’t really comment on the food as I haven’t used it that often and I can’t see inside my body to see whether it’s doing any good or not BUT … the cream is REALLY impressive. 

I don’t know how it works, it’s all a bit like Voodoo to me but my skin is looking good, I’ve had no outbreaks or dry patches since I started using it and my skin looks and feels great. 


Sadly, you can’t just pop out and buy this. It’s something you’ll need to get within a beauty salon or at least from a YungSkin Practitioners. I’m hoping I can find somewhere local that uses this in a skin treatment because I think the cream in combination with a facial would be a pretty fabulous experience. 

You can find out more information from Yungskin via email – info@yungskin.co.uk 

*I was sent the products for review purposes. All opinions are my own*

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I was recently contacted by Pebble Grey asking if I would like to review one of their products.

Pebble Grey sell mirrors and cabinets with modern and contemporary designs. They  are at the forefront of design and anticipate changing tastes as they continually update, design and launch new products with innovative features and eco-friendly technology.

I have a slight obsession with plucking my eyebrows, I honestly think I have borderline Trichotillomania so a mirror with LED lights is perfect, it ensures I don’t miss one tiny hair. 

The mirror from Pebble Grey is quite elegant. It arrived in it’s own embossed gift box inside a black velvet style drawstring bag. It would make an ideal gift, particular for a fussy beauty blogger

The mirror is embedded with battery operated blue-white LEDs that are under the surface of the glass and switch on when the mirror compact is opened. The light that comes from the LED’s are very impressive, they literally light up your entire face, making sure you don’t miss any stray hairs or a smudged bit of mascara. 

The mirror is pretty sturdy and well made, and has already survived a couple of journeys in my handbag without any damages. 

The Pebble Grey LED Cosmetic Mirror normally retails at £24.99 but is on special offer at £19.99. 

I am really impressed with both the quality and how bright the mirror is. It’s perfect for nights out, when you want to touch your lipstick up in a dark pub without having to trail all the way to the toilet. 

The lovely people from Pebble Grey sent me two mirrors, so I’m offering one of my lucky readers the chance to win one.

To enter just complete to rafflecopter form below. 

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For those of you who haven’t heard of Eau Thermale Avène, they are a French brand aimed at helping sensitive skin. Their products contain Avène thermal spring water and the brand originally stemmed from a hydrotherapy spa found near the Sainte-Odille spring.

The cleanser is suitable for both face and eyes is suitable for skin which is naturally hypersensitive or has been overstressed by various aggressions such as irritations, drying cosmetics or extreme climatic conditions. I suffer from dry skin in the winter normally, but it’s been considerably worse during my pregnancy, especially around my mouth and chin. I’ve struggled to use my usual products so it was nice to see something that is aimed specifically at sensitive skin, even if it is only a temporary issue.

The cleanser costs £6.80 on the Escentual website and is available in a 200ml bottle, I think that’s a pretty good price, considering a little goes a long way.

I was initially surprised that this is a dry cleanser. I’ve found that the best way to use it is to apply a thin layer to my face, massage in gently in circular movements and then remove with a dry cotton pad. I do still feel it’s necessary to wash my face with water afterwards as I just don’t feel completely clean without the use of water.

I’ve been using this for around a week, I’ve found it extremely gentle on my skin, although slightly more time consuming that my usual cleanser, as I’ve still washed after using it. I think it’s perfect for cleansing on a morning, when you skin doesn’t need deep cleansing, it’s not as strong at removing foundation or other make up, I’ve found I have to use substantially more cleanser and cotton pads if I use it for removing make up.

I’ve had no reaction to it whatsoever, no stinging or redness, and my skin has had no further breakouts. It’s completely none greasy and doesn’t leave any unpleasant residue. I would recommend this to anyone with sensitive skin, or even just young skin, as it seems much more appropriate than products filled with nasty chemicals.

I would be keen to try a moisturiser or toner from the brand to see if it was as gentle as the cleanser. My skin hates all toners other than the Lush one that I use.

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What the company say

Skin Blossom was created in 2007 by Cristina Beetham who was concerned about
using products that contained the chemical ingredients found in conventional
skincare. All products are certified by the Soil Association and are not tested on animals. All Skin Blossom products are Vegan and registered with the Vegan Society.

Revive and restore skin around eyes with this moisturising antioxidant cream
containing a special blend of Green Tea, Eyebright and Buckwheat extract. Made
with 85% organic ingredients and certified to the strict Soil Association
organic skin care standards, also vegan products registered. The gentle
formulation of this organic eye cream make it suitable for all skin types,
including sensitive skin.

 
Price and Stockists
 
The eye cream costs a bargain price of £4.95 and can be purchased online or from various UK Stockists

My thoughts

It’s a nice product which is really easy to use. The cream is light and It soaks into skin quickly without leaving any kind of residue.

I have been using this nightly for just over a week. I haven’t seen any changes to the skin round my eyes yet. I’m hoping that it may reduce the horrendous dark circles under my eyes that have come about since my pregnancy started.

Pro’s

  • Good for those with sensitive skin
  • Anti aging
  • Excellent price
  • Organic and free from nasty ingredients
  • Soothing on your skin

Con’s

  • Results don’t seem to be very quick

Overall

This is nice and easy to use and feels nice on your skin but I haven’t seen quick results. It’s nice to be able to pick up a product thats organic and doesn’t contain loads of nasties for a very reasonable price.

I’d love to try some of Skin Blossom’s other products, particularly their bath and shower products as I like the idea of treating my skin without using loads of nasties.

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The Konjac Sponge company state that their sponges are “A face and body sponge like no other! Made with 100% natural konjac fibre; from the root of the Amorphohallus konjac plant. A naturally moisture rich plant, which is by nature, alkaline. Its natural alkalinity balances the acidity of the skin and its oils. The unique net like structure of the sponge gently massages the skin and stimulates blood flow and new growth of skin cells, leaving the skin extremely soft, clean and refreshed.” Konjac-sponge

When this dropped through my letterbox, I couldn’t wait to give it a go. 

Konjac comes from a potato-like plant in Asia and can be both cultivated and grow wild at high altitudes. Konjac has been used by the Japanese for over 1500 years as a food source but in the last century it’s also been used in beauty treatments. 

The Konjac sponge is made form the vegetable fibre of the Konjac plant and then mixed with French clays and charcoal. 

The sponges are 100% natural, 100% colouring and additiive free and are 100% biodegradable. They’re naturally sustainable and completely safe from the environment. 

The Konjac sponge is available from numerous stockists and can also be purchased online. The sponge that I tried costs £9.99 and can be ordered online. 

I was sent the French green clay for normal to oily skin sponge.

Well it’s an odd looking thing. It’s really squidgy and makes me think of something that I would have played with as a child. It looks like a sponge with lots of little holes in it, but it’s green and semi circular in shape with a thin white string.

To use, you wet it thoroughly and rub it in a circular motion on you face. It removes dead skin and lightly exfoliates your skin.

It feels great to use and feels like you’re using a moisturising product on your face. I haven’t used a cleanser with mine, I prefer to use it by itself so that it lasts longer (some cleansers can damage the sponge or make it wear very quickly). 

After using, you need to hang it to dry. I’ve been hanging mine on the side of the bathroom mirror, where it dries out a little but not completely.

 

Pro’s

Really easy to use

100% natural

Gentle and exfoliating on your face

It’s really simple to use and feels great on your face. 
Con’s

None so far

It has been a complete pleasure to use this. My skin feels super clean and refreshed and has a bit of a glow. I really enjoy using it and it does feel as though it makes a difference to my skin and complexion.

The sponge should last around three months and is biodegradable so you can get rid of it easily when you have finished with it. I really liked this product and it would be excellent for travelling with, or for taking for weekends away.

I think I will try the one for dry skin next time as I do suffer from dry patches on my face.

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*I was sent the product in return for an honest review. 

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