Skin Faves – Summer 2019

Those of you that have been following me for a while know that I love to review whole skincare ranges. However sometimes, they’ll be one stand out product that I just have to share! Instead of dedicating an entire post to one singular product (long!) I thought I’d do a quick round-up of some skincare and health brands/products I’ve been loving recently and want to give a little shot out to, as I reckon you guys will love them. So let’s get cracking! Here are my skin faves from summer 2019…

PAYOT Gommage Or Elixir – (200ml – £27)

Enhancing gold body scrub. An ultra-sensorial scrub for a divine beauty experience. Rich in golden sugar granules and jojoba oil, this nourishing scrub with a smooth texture gently exfoliates and enhances the skin. Its heady scent with notes of myrrh and amyris, and its melt-in golden texture will pamper you with a unique beauty experience.

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My thoughts

I’ve been using this scrub for just over a month and not only does it leave my skin feeling amazing it also offers that feeling of luxury, a little treat after a hard day. I’ve found it particulary useful on the hots days when my pores are easily clogged. I use the scrub mainly on my shoulders and back and then my legs to make them smooth and ready for some sunshine. The packaging also looks really nice on the shower shelves, so if you’re into your aesthetics you’ll love this!

Regenerate Advanced Toothpaste – (75ml – £9.99)

Nine years of research went into developing the Advanced Toothpaste. REGENERATE Enamel Science™ is powered by exclusive NR-5™ technology which unites Calcium Silicate and Sodium Phosphate these combine to form a crystal structure that is identical to Hydroxyapatite, the key mineral in dental enamel to integrate into teeth and regenerate enamel mineral¹. REGENERATE Enamel Science™ Advanced Toothpaste is so effective that scientists had to develop a new water-free formula to prevent NR-5™ ingredients from reacting & unleashing their regenerative power in the tube. Use REGENERATE Enamel Science™ Advanced Toothpaste twice daily, in place of your regular toothpaste. Use with REGENERATE™ Advanced Enamel Serum to boost effectiveness by 43%². REGENERATE Enamel Science™ toothpaste starts working immediately, from the first use.

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Glycerin, Calcium Silicate, PEG-8, Hydrated Silica, Trisodium Phosphate, Sodium Phosphate, Aqua, PE-60, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sodium Monofluorophospate, AromaFlavour, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Sodium Saccharin, Polyacrylic Acid, Tin Oxide, Limonene, C177891My thoughtsI’ve always played it fairly safe in regards to toothpaste having used either Colgate or Oral B in the past. I was first introduced to Regenerate at a PR event and was kindly gifted the product. Since then however I’ve not used anything else. I’ve also recently purchased their new mouthwash and looking forward to use them both as a power duo. I have always suffered from sensitive teeth and this toothpaste has certainly minimised it. Also, in general after brushing – my mouth and teeth feel squeeky clean.

Olay Total Effects 7 in 1 Anti-Aging Moisturiser – (50ml – £14.99)

Olay Total Effects 7in1 Day Cream with SPF 15 is an anti-ageing moisturiser that fights the 7 signs of ageing for a radiant and fabulous skin. It contains Niacinamide and Antioxidants, Olay Total Effects Cream exfoliates to enhance skin’s surface natural self-renewal process for healthier looking skin. Its non-greasy, fast absorbing formula will not clog the pores of the skin. It’s Olay’s simple, smart approach for youthful, healthier looking skin that can better stand the test of time. It gives 7 skin benefits in one product:

  1. Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
  2. Moisturises
  3. Evens skin tone
  4. Refines look of pores
  5. Smoothes the texture of the skin
  6. Brightens
  7. Helps to restore skin’s firmness.

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Aqua, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Isopropyl Isostearate, Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid, Panthenol, Octocrylene, Tocopheryl Acetate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, BHT, Stearyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Zinc oxide (Nano), Laureth-7, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Carbomer, Aminomethyl Propanol, PEG-100 Stearate, Ammonium Polyacrylate, Titanium Dioxide, Polyacrylamide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, C13-14 Alkane, 1,2-Hexanediol, PTFE, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Benzoate, Methylparaben, Benzyl Alcohol, Propylparaben, Parfum, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, CI 19140, Caramel, CI 16035

My thoughts

Truth be told, I’d never really considered Olay as a top-tier skincare brand however since using this product everything has changed and it’s got a top spot on my skin faves list. I mean the fact it is SPF 30 is fantastic. They also do a SPF 50 version which I equally love and being fair skinned this is excellant news! I’ve been using this moisturiser non-stop this summer. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a super-star moisturiser that ticks all the boxes.

Soap Co. Mulberry & Amber Bar Soap – (125g – £9)

With clean and crisp top notes and warm, verdant undertones, Mulberry & Amber will transport you back into nature. The 2019 CEW Beauty Awards finalist in Responsible Beauty category, handmade in the Lake District and stamped with the name of its maker, this eco bee-friendly bar soap is unlike any other.  The added pumice is what makes it a real superstar – a gentle exfoliator to lift away dead skin cells and reveal skin as smooth as silk. Enriched with natural oils, organic cocoa butter and natural bee friendly borage and calendula botanicals, it creates a luxurious and creamy lather that pampers your skin.

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Olea Europaea (Olive) fruit oil, Elaeis Guineensis (RSPO Sustainable Palm) oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) oil, Aqua, Sodium Hydroxide, Theobroma Cacao seed butter, Parfum (Fragrance with Natural Oils), Glycerin, Calendula Officinalis extract, Borago Officinalis seed oil, Pumice, Capsicum Annuum, Beta Vulgaris Root Powder.

My thoughts

I fell in love with this brand when meeting a member of their PR team. Not only are the products amazing and leave me smelling fabulous but the story and ethics behind the brand are so incredibly inspiring! Based in East London, and with a traditional workshop in the Lake District, all the Soap Co. products are handcrafted in the UK by people who are blind, disabled or otherwise disadvantaged. No matter who you talk to from the company, everyone is so passionate and it’s so wonderful to see. This is the kind of company we all as beauty lovers need to get behind. Read more about the incredible company here –

Liz Earle Superskin Face Serum – (30ml – £45)

Infused with a blend of powerful plant extracts to visibly even skin tone, lift, firm and plump, while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, our 5-star rated hydrating serum sinks in effortlessly for impressive results. Over 87% said their skin felt smooth and moisturised.*

Applied as a lightweight layer prior to moisturising, our serum contains some of nature’s most powerful naturally active extracts – including Persian silk tree to even skin tone, pomegranate flower to lift and firm, and rhubarb to plump and smooth – specially selected for their skin rejuvenating properties.

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Aqua (water), Glycerin, Heptyl undecylenate, Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Borago officinalis seed oil, Albizia julibrissin bark extract, Rosa rubiginosa seed oil, Propanediol, Vaccinium macrocarpon (cranberry) seed oil, Sclerotium gum, Olea europaea (olive) leaf extract, Citrus aurantium amara (petitgrain) leaf/twig oil, Lavandula hybrida (lavandin) oil, Anthemis nobilis flower oil, Rheum rhaponticum root extract, Zizyphus jujuba seed extract, Punica granatum flower extract, Citrus aurantium amara (neroli) flower oil, Maltodextrin, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium polyacrylate, Glyceryl behenate, Polyglyceryl-6 distearate, Xanthan gum, Tocopherol (vitamin E), Levan, Benzoic acid, Hydrolyzed algin, Linalool, Jojoba esters, Hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, Dehydroacetic acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cetyl alcohol, Polyglyceryl-3 beeswax, Decyl glucoside, Alcohol, Sodium ascorbyl phosphate, Parfum (fragrance), Citric acid, Sodium benzoate, Geraniol, Limonene, Ascorbic acid, Phenethyl alcohol, Citral.

My thoughts

I’ve spoken time and time again about my love of all things Liz Earle. I actually got this serum back in December as part of a christmas collection box that my gorgeous mum got me as a present. I have a love/hate relationship with serums as so often they don’t work for me/my skin and yet the price points are always so high. I loved this one however and truly felt a lift in hydration. Each use left my skin feeling bright and tight (in a good way haha.)

Coola spf suncreen heatwave sun lotionCoola Pina Colada Sunscreen Spray SPF30 – (236ml – £36)

The easiest way to stay safe in the sun, COOLA’s Eco-Lux SPF 30 Sunscreen is a hassle-free continuous mist, which provides long-wear, non-greasy broad spectrum sun protection – creating an invisible high factor shield between skin and the damaging effects of UV rays. And its all-natural fragrance is phenomenal – a fruity blend of coconut and pineapple – like sunshine in a spray can! OOLA skin care takes the fuss out of protection with their easy, spray-on sunscreens. Ideal for all skin types (including sensitive), medium/strong sun or those who choose adventure over lounging, this heavenly-scented, SPF 30 filter binds with skin (it’s a chemical sunscreen) that remains water-resistant for up to 40 minutes – so you can swim (or sweat) without stressing about the sun. The brand’s farm-to-face philosophy means that their formulas are brimming with organic plant extracts – including cucumber, algae, strawberry and red raspberry seed oil (a natural sunscreen booster, rich in omegas 3 and 6) – to optimise protection whilst infusing skin with nourishing extracts.

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Active Ingredients:
Avobenzone (Sunscreen) 2.0%
Octinoxate (Sunscreen) 7.5%
Octisalate (Sunscreen) 4.0%
Octocrylene (Sunscreen) 7.0%

Inactive Ingredients:
Alcohol (Organic), Algae Extract (Organic), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cucumis Sativus (Organic Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Flavor, Fragaria Vesca (Organic Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Glycerin (Organic), Hydrogenated Methyl Abietate, Rubus Idaeus (ORGANIC Red Raspberry) Seed Oil.

My thoughts

I LOVE this product!! Like ugh, I’m fully obsessed! I have very fair skin meaning SPF is my best mate, not only in summer but all year round. With the recent heatwave hitting the UK it is super important that everyone, no matter what your skin type/tone – uses an SPF of 30 or more. This handy little sunscreen spray has made application so much easier and I will be re-buying time and time again because I just love it! The coverage is excellant and I reapply every couple of hours to keep me covered. Also the smell is delightful.

wonderbalm accidental apothecary arnica magnesium pain reliefAccidental Apothecary Wonder Balm – (1oomg – £35)

CBD (cannabidiol), arnica and magnesium blended in a shea butter and coconut oil base, infused with essential oils and reiki charged. Apply liberally to the area of pain. 75% organic. Vegan. All Natural.

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Shea Butter*, Coconut Oil*, Sunflower Seed Oil, Elemental Magnesium Chloride, Olive Oil, Arnica Flower Extract, Birch Extract, Cannabis Extract (100mg CBD) & Essential Oil Blend *Organic Ingredients

My thoughts

I was originally introuduced to this little pot of magic by my Osteopath – Anisha. I hurt my back a couple of months ago and have been using this on the area to reduce pain. I use it mainly in the evenings as it eases the pain and allows me to have a better sleep. It’s become my go-to wonder balm for basically everything and so far its worked fabulously. I highly recommend for anyone suffering from aches and pains. I’ve also used in on bruises (I bruise like a peach) and it takes the brown/purple colour down straight away and seems to reduced the visability very quickly.

Final Thoughts

So there we go, a few hero products I’ve been loving recently and a list of my current skin faves for summer. I’m hoping to get my hands on a few more products from each of the brands so that hopefully, further down the line I’ll be able to do a full brand overview. But for now, I hope you’ve enjoyed a little insight into each. Do let me know in the comments or over on my Instagram @littlemisswinney if there are any brands you’d like me to try-out and review. Thanks again for stopping by, see you again soon!

K x