Dermalogica 30 Days to Fit Skin

Dernalogica, 30 days to fit skin, skin care, tone and tan youghal

Skincare not only begins from the outside on what you put on your skin, it also comes from the inside out.  I am a big fan of skin care and have always looked after my skin well since those early teen years, always ensuring I never miss out on my daily cleansing routine.  It has stood to me well but as the years go on (eek!) even though my skin would still be quite good, it does require extra care regardless of how well you look after it.  A healthy diet and visits to a skincare professional is essential.  That said, I was thrilled to be treated to a fabulous Dermalogica mini facial recently in Tone and Tan Beauty Youghal

Dernalogica, 30 days to fit skin, skin care, tone and tan youghal

Dermalogica have a current skin campaign running called 30 days to fit skin.  Their starter 30 day mini packs are available to purchase in select salons or pharmacies that stock the brand and are so handy if you just want to try out the products before purchasing the full size products.

The 30 minute Dermalogica Facial

I had a 30 minute mini Dermalogica facial.  After a skin analysis, Norma the salon owner, chose a skin brightening facial for me and I can 100% confirm that this was the nicest facial I have had!  My skin felt and still feels so amazingly soft from all the gorgeous products.  The 30 minute mini facial is so manageable from a time and cost perspective. If you treat yourself to one thing ladies, you must try this out. It covers everything right down to a fabulous decolletage and arm massage! I for one, am certainly going to be keeping up these facials on a regular basis from now on.

Dernalogica, 30 days to fit skin, skin care, tone and tan youghal

When the facial was complete, Norma did up my face mapping skin analysis chart.  She also gave me some sample products used as part of my skin brightening facial to try out at home.  The salon is super cosy and the girls so professional and lovely to deal with! If you are in the area, I highly recommend trying out the facial and products girls.  Your skin will thank you for it!

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In the meantime, I cannot wait to get home later and take off my makeup!  Keep updated on my social media to see how I’m getting on over the next 30 days!

Clare XX

 

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An avid lover of all things beautiful and natural, I always try to use organic products as much as possible when it comes to skincare and nutrition.  After all, what you are putting on your skin is being absorbed into the body.  The more commercialized non-organic beauty products contain a lot of hidden chemicals, so beware!

Warrior Botanicals

Thus when I became aware of the most gorgeous locally produced West Cork organic beauty brand called Warrior Botanicals, I was super excited to try out some of the products.  Reidin, the founder, is passionate about using and producing organic and natural yet highly effective beauty products without harming our most precious temples.

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Warrior Deodorant Cream

First up, let’s talk about deodorant!  You may already be aware, but a serious amount of mass produced commercial deodorants contain aluminium and parabens which is not good.  Especially when it comes to putting them on the most sensitive areas of our bodies near the breast tissue.  They block up the pores rather than working with your body and sweat glands.  Don’t sweat it though (sorry, I couldn’t resist!).  Reidin’s deodorants work by drying up excess moisture rather than blocking up your glands and have serious lasting power.

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With all those gorgeous essential oils and natural ingredients, it works in such a cool way that the more you sweat, the sweeter you smell!  I have been using it for about a month now.  I find it amazing and still have loads left in the pot.  You must give it a chance though.  If you have been using a deodorant that contains aluminium and parabens, it will take time for the body to eliminate these toxins, so be patient!  Read more about the brand’s deodorant here.

Powder Shampoo

Next up, dry shampoo.  Being a gal that can suffer fierce from oily roots, I have to wash my hair every second day.  I have tried so many dry shampoos in the past and not one of them have kept the roots oil-free throughout day 2.  I can honestly hand on heart confirm that this is THE best powder shampoo I have ever used, and I have been through my fair share of them!

 

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Reidin makes two different types.  One for brunettes/darker tones and one for lighter tones/blondes.  I naturally am using the darker one called “Cocoa Vanilla” – it smells so gorgeous!!  Best of all? The products are talc free and again contain all natural ingredients.

I highly recommend you give Warrior Botanicals a try girls! Your bodies will thank you so much in the long run.  They are so worth it for protecting our precious temples and will last you ages!

Read more and shop the brand’s products here

Have a great week!

C XX

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From about the age of 12, I have always looked after my skin and have always had a good skincare routine. It is so, so important to look after your skin from a young age and I have never skimped on the products I use.  As I would have sensitive skin, I am big into my organic and natural products and absolutely hate products that are loaded with chemicals!  I have had a love affair with Trilogy products for a while now and recently started using the Hydra-Tone Softening Lotion. I had been using just a general natural rose water between cleansing and moisturising for a while and for some reason, I had a total breakout! This toner from Trilogy has been absolutely amazing to use and like all their products, smells divine! It has completely restored the moisture to my skin and unlike other toners, it is non-astringent so it does not strip the skin.

 

Combined with the fabulous cream cleanser I already use AND the moisturiser (obsessed), I can honestly say that my skin has never been better. I know what works for some however would not work for everyone, but with a natural product like Trilogy, you are guaranteed quality and the products don’t break the bank either as they will last! You can find the products in most pharmacies nationwide and select health stores too 🙂 P.S. I have not been paid in any shape or form to promote the products, I just wanted to share their amazing quality with you all! XX

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Lets face it, the majority of us Irish gals are “blessed” with “lovely” pale skin tones! I’m sure everyone is with me when I say I do love to enhance that natural “white” glow on a weekly basis. I simply don’t feel human or good if I don’t get a bit of tan on!  St. Tropez mousse and of course Cocoa Brown self tanning mousse would rank high on my list of favourite tans but I like to change products from time to time and was ready for a new tan.

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Enter Tan Organic! After reading fantastic reviews of Tan Organic’s new self tanning oil recently, I just had to try it out for myself and see what all the fuss was about! Not only is it eco certified and the worlds first tanning oil, it is all natural with a gorgeous blend of oils including Borage seed oil, Argan oil and Orange peel oil.  I have to say it is simply amazing! It gives a gorgeous natural glow to your skin and the oils leave your skin feeling so nourished and healthy unlike other tans that dry out the skin.  Like most tans, it takes 6-8 hours (overnight) to develop so apply in the evening and dress lightly after to ensure the oils absorb properly. The advice given is to wipe your palms with a baby/handy wipe afterwards but also be sure to scrub lightly around your cuticles and nails to avoid dodgy staining (ahem!) 😀 You may need to top up again the next evening if you require a deeper tan but it is so so natural, you wont be disappointed. And don’t forget to keep moisturising every day to keep your skin soft and healthy looking! I love Garnier oil beauty lotion.

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The tanning oil retails at €24.99 and is available in most pharmacies and Boots – the bottle is small so don’t be shocked when you see it but you only need to use a small amount so it does last. Mine has lasted about 4 weeks already which is fantastic! I also use Cocoa Brown’s “Tough Stuff” scrub once a week to keep it looking good and even when it needs to be topped up. It’s hard work being a gal with Irish skin!!

If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment.

Happy tanning, C XX