Make the Make & skincity

Alldeles nyligen lanserade Skincity sitt egna märke MAKE THE MAKE. Hudvård, med makeup effekt.

Igår var det lanseringsevent och jag och Noah var förbi för att klämma och känna och få höra mer om märket.

På sin hemsida beskriver Skincity märket såhär;

MAKETHEMAKE är ’makeup-infused skincare’ – en kombination som för samman det bästa från aktiv hudvård och lystergivande makeup. Denna kombination behandlar och vårdar din hud samtidigt som den framhäver dina naturliga drag. Produkterna är anpassade för alla hudtyper med hänsyn till olika hudtillstånd men fokus ligger framförallt på resultat och finish. Märket är utvecklat av hudterapeuter och kemister med gedigen erfarenhet, expertis och kunskap. 

MAKEUP-INFUSED SKINCARE

Alla produkter är fulladdade med kliniskt bevisade aktiva ingredienser med syftet att förlänga hudvårdsrutinen med en hudvårdande makeup som sista steget. Sortimentet har någonting för alla hudtoner med olika texturer, ingredienser och finish. Det unika med MAKETHEMAKE är att utgångspunkten alltid är den behandlande effekten av produkterna så att hela rutinen bidrar med att ge dig en så hälsosam hud som möjligt. Hela märket är veganskt och produkterna är inte testade på djur. Sortimentet erbjuder allt som behövs för en perfekt basmakeup: 

  • Primers
  • Foundations
  • Concealers
  • Highlighters/bronzers
  • Setting powder
  • Borstar

BORSTAR

MAKETHEMAKE erbjuder även ett komplett sortiment av multifunktionella borstar för en basmakeup som förenklar och effektiviserar applicering av resterande produkter i sortimentet. Alla borstar är tillverkade av Taklon – ett veganskt syntetfiber som levererar ett bättre resultat än naturligt hår. Stråna är placerade extremt tätt ihop för att göra borstarna så mjuka och precisa som möjligt, oavsett vilken täckningsgrad du önskar få på huden eller vilken produkttyp du väljer att använda. Taklon har en slätare yta än naturligt hår, vilket gör det svårare för bakterier att fästa på ytan och därmed gör borstarna mer hygieniska. Stråna är vågade så att en optimal mängd produkt kan tas upp av borsten och fördelas optimalt på huden vid applicering. Det korta borstskaftet gör att borstarna lätt ryms i din makeupbag och den flata bottenytan på skaftet gör att du kan förvara dina borstar stående. 

SKÖTSELRÅD

Rengör dina borstar regelbundet med ett milt schampo. Låt borstarna torka liggandes på en handduk. Mellan tvättarna, spraya gärna borstarna med en antibakteriell spray avsedd för makeupverktyg.”


Foundations, primers, bronzers, highlighters och borstar. Alla i stilrena och snygga förpackningar till ett plånboksvänligt pris dessutom!

Sprang på flera finisar på plats, som till exempel beautymickis May Sundström och Tove

Med mig hem fick jag en påse gotte som jag längtar att få dyka ner i! VARENDA produkt jag klämde på igår fick mig att tjuta ”oooooh” eller ”aaaaaah” så jag har skyhöga förväntningar.

Jag har dessutom sedan innan några penslar från märket och de är SÅ BRA! Ser fram emot att hitta nya favoriter här.

Har du testat något från MAKE THE MAKE?

Beauty fair and shopping-spree in Düsseldorf

What a fabulous weekend! Although I am sooooo tired after having to get up for work this morning at 2.45.. and that’s after getting home around ten last night. Took a while to wind down and fall into Zzz.

Cutting to the chase, I spent a fab couple of days with my friend Jennie in Düsseldorf to attend the beauty messe Düsseldorf which is a three day fair only for people in the biz. First off, it was freaking HUGE. Like I think we spent a full day there but still didn’t see everything, huge. Kind of overwhelming and difficult to take it all in. I’m positive I will go back again and that time I will probably spend two days at the fair to give myself the opportunity to absorbe all the information shared better.

There were halls so large one could barely figure out which way one entered. Anything and everything imaginable from makeup, applicators, nailpolish, foot-products, electrical devices for muscle stimulation, for tightening, for brightening, for plumping, toning, slimming, tanning – to scissors, massage-devices, tooth whitening, bags and trollets for pro’s, accessories, hair (as in for extensions), waxing, trimming, IPL, infra-red, glitters, lashes and so much more. I mean, Jeez-Louise, it was freaking GRANDE!

I’m positively surprised by the fair, even if didn’t buy quite as much makeup there as I was hoping. I ended up buying a lot of skincare ampulles, restocking on products for lash-lifting, disposable mascara-wands, disposable lip-applicators, new haircutting-scissors, an additional bag from Züca for my hairstyling tools and all stuff hair. Additional pouches for storing makeup in my kit, colorful scrunchies, hairbands, foot and hand masks, under eye masks and makeup remover wipes for hydration and for glow. Makeup brushes and makeup sponges.

Ok, I see now I did get a lot of stuff after all 😂

Apart from the fair, I have to say I really liked Düsseldorf! Frankly we had no expectations, but it turned out to be such a nice city!

Everything in walking distance, friendly people and a warm atmosphere. Gorgeous walks along the river and good food.

I’m so glad we went, and I’m already looking forward to going again next year!

Dinner with PIXI & friends

Last week I was at such a beautiful get-together with PIXI by Petra, to have a look at the over 30 (!) new products just launched.

I haven’t really tried PIXI before (first time I had a good go was actually rescently in This tutorial for LYKO), but it is a brand I’ve been curious about so I was really happy when I was invited to this lovely organized dinner at Vau de Ville in Stockholm. I met up with a couple of friends also invited for a glass of wine and a chat before heading over to the restaurant. This was the night instagram was totally down (my oh my, in a room full of bloggers, youtubers and influencers that were hitting refresh like crazy). But frankly, it was nice being disconnected. We were all more present and it was like a huge girls night out! The down-side is I got so disconnected and in the moment I realize now I didn’t take very many pics.. but the ones I did take are all here 🙂

I can’t really say why it’s taken me so long to discover this brand, but I’m so happy I finally had the pleasure of getting to know PIXI and the smart and humble ladies behind the brand. I had a moment to chat with Sofia, who is Petra’s (PIXI by Petra) sister, and I was so happy to hear that, her background is in skintherapy. And when it comes to all the new products there’s not one product of the new launches I’m NOT curious to try!

Obviously, I won’t go through over 30 products at once, but I can assure you that you will be meeting up with PIXI here more than once 🙂

Here are some pictures of all the newness presented at dinner,


Eyeshadow palettes, one warm & one cool

Eyeshadows with glitter OUT OF THIS WORLD!

For radiant, brightness & glowing complexionA line of plumping& collagen-boosting products

New sheet masks above, and there are also two kinds of under eye patches 🙌

Aaaaaand, (drum-roll please) BODY CARE 👏👏👏


I dove right into my goodiebag as soon as I came home and I have started trying out the products – so please keep an eye out and look forward to first impressions and reviews shortly.

Thank you PIXI by Petra & Strand showroom for an amazingly cozy, friendly and fun night out ❤️😘

Meet KORA

KORA organics is quite a young brand on the market, founded by model Miranda Kerr. Here’s the story behind it,

THE STORY

”At KORA Organics, we believe that healthy skin is the most beautiful skin.

Our skin is our largest organ and it supports the life of all our other body parts. It plays a vital role in maintaining our immune system and works 24/7 to take care of us, protect us and keep us healthy. It makes sense to look after our skin with products that replenish it and fill it with the nutrients it needs to function at its best.

As an international model, mother and someone who is passionate about nutrition, health and wellbeing, having healthy skin has been important to Miranda from a young age. In 2006 she started the development of KORA Organics – a company she founded on the values of making a transformative difference to people’s skin, their confidence, and offering them a healthier alternative to other brands on the market. They use certified organic and natural products for one simple reason – because what you put on your skin soaks in.

Along with a team of researchers and consultants in microbiology, aromatherapy and organic chemistry who specialise in organic and natural formulations, they identified key ingredients based on their natural healing and protective powers, such as Noni Extract, Rosehip Oil, Sea Buckthorn Oil and Green Tea.

KORA Organics launched in 2009 exclusively through Australia’s leading department store, David Jones. Since then, KORA Organics has expanded to over 200 retailers across Australia, including Sephora, in addition to selling worldwide through KORAOrganics.com and luxury global e-retailer Net-A-Porter.com. In 2017, KORA Organics launched exclusively in the U.S.A in over 300 Sephora stores and Sephora.com and by the end of 2018, KORA Organics will be stocked across 25 countries and in more than 2,500 stores.

We have created an award-winning range of certified organic and certified natural products that detoxify, nourish and revitalise your skin. KORA Organics products are highly concentrated and active, delivering visible results while restoring your skin to its optimal health. We love what we have created and we’re excited for you to experience our products.”


The brand has a wide range of products, and I will be trying out a couple of them so you can expect to read about products from KORA more than once 🙂

First out is the TURMERIC BRIGHTENING & EXFOLIATING MASK

Here’s how the product is described by the brand;

”An invigorating 2-in-1 organic facial exfoliating mask formulated to revitalise, brighten and promote skin cell renewal. Certified Organic Turmeric, Papaya Enzymes, Aspen Bark, Peppermint and Rosehip Seeds deeply detox pores and refine tone and texture—leaving your skin glowing and healthy.

  • This turmeric exfoliating mask addresses congested pores, sebum buildup, uneven skin texture and dullness
  • This brightening face mask polishes and resurfaces skin to promote healthy cell renewal
  • Turmeric Benefits for Skin: Helps soften the appearance of discoloration, pigmentation and sun damage
  • Our Turmeric Mask works to remove the effects of environmental elements, pollution and UV stress
  • The NEW Turmeric face mask is a safe alternative to acid based Glycols or AHA’s

THANKS TO ingredients such as turmeric, Aspen bark, rosehip seeds, peppermint and quartz.


WHAT DID I THINK?

Honestly, it took me a couple of uses to fall for it. I think perhaps my expectations were a bit high the first time I used it at I didn’t get as much as a ”wow” as I was expecting right after – but I did notice my skin felt really nice the morning after. My complexion is reeeeeally dry this time of year, and one of my main issues is keeping my nose clear of blackheads. As a professional skin therapist, I know that one way to measure the effectiveness of a product is the effect it has on my blackheads. Let me explain; The drier my skin is, the harder my blackheads are to remove. An effective product makes sebum softer and this, blackheads easier to remove. So my pores aren’t really congested, I just have blackheads. And as everyone else this season, kind of lackluster and dull.

So after my first use, my skin felt refreshed, but I didn’t have the big wow I was hoping for. As I said, the morning after my skin felt nice. A nice mask. Nice feel on the skin, a slight tingling sensation and an ok scent. But in all honesty, is it fair to expect a miracle after just one application?

Knowing my skin isn’t exactly in the main target group for the mask, I decided to give it another go three nights later. And this is where I had the wow I wanted. After the second use, I did see a better glow to my skin and as mentioned, my blackheads were softer and came out easier! NOTE! I don’t recommend squeezing blackheads yourself unless you’re a professional, as it is easy to damage skin surface if you aren’t careful.

DO I RECOMMEND IT AND WILL I BUY IT AGAIN?

I now use the TURMERIC BRIGHTENING & EXFOLIATING MASK as part of my routine, and sometimes apply it only on my nose to give those blackheads a go. Even though I’m not the exact target group, I still see myself buying the mask again. I like the way it feels on my skin, I like having an option to my acid-favorites and I most definately DO RECOMMEND it for anyone with congested skin that is looking for a product that is based on natural ingredients but still gives results!

looking forward to trying more from KORA and if you have any favorites from the brand please share.

Amelie Soie – beauty essentials and tools

Amelie Soie, the story

Amelie Soie – Beauty Essentials is developed by authorized skin therapists to simplify your beauty routine so you can become the best version of yourself. Amelie Soie stands for carefully selected materials, high quality and solid knowledge.
After many years as authorized skin therapists, we know how important the daily beauty routines are. A good daily routine is what really makes a difference to your skin. We have therefore developed an exclusive product line that combines the classic salon methods for cleaning, circulation and tightening with innovative home-use tools. For you to get the best skin health possible.
– The inspiration for Amelie Soie comes from my grandfather, grandmother on my mothårs side and my grandmother on my fathers side, says Therése Amelie Wirén Ekehjelm, owner and founder of Amelie Soie, part of Qvi Si – Haute couture de la beauté (Valhallavägen / Stockholm.) QVISI
Therèse’s grandfather was a true entrepreneur. The key words were service and quality. He worked hard, loved his work and never retired. His job satisfaction and commitment in his own company influenced and inspired Therèse.
– Without him I would never have dared to start my own business in the spring of 2007.
Her grandmothers were both feminine and well-groomed. Their beauty routines however, were different.
– Not just the routines themselves, but just as much as they naturally adored their bodies and faces far, far from today’s complex-filled appearance fixation. I had a natural interest already during childhood and had to be involved.
Soie means silk in French and Therése’s grandmothers are the inspiration here too.
– My Grandmother (on my father´s side) went to the USA on one occasion and came home with a pillow-case made of genuine mullberry-silk. She would sleep on it so that her carefully crafted hairstyle would last longer, but also because it improved the appearance of her skin and reduced marks from sleeping on her face. When I was at the age of 20 and was accepted to skin therapist training, I was gifted my grandmother’s silk pillow-case. It was little worn yes, but still soft and lovely to use.
-I used it for almost 15 years, until it completely disintegrated, Therése laughs.
Therése also has fond memories from her grandmother on her mother´s side linked to silk. Her grandmother was a fashion director and artist. She worked with lovely silk fabrics.
– Together with grandmother I got to paint the silk. Grandma sewed, among other things, silk tops. The silk was used both because is was beautiful but also because it was good for sensitive skin, dry skin or if you had eczema.
Amelie Soie combines inspiration and knowledge from an older generation with innovative thinking and insight into what modern women and men need. The products are of high quality with a luxurious feel, deliberately designed to be both be effektive but also too look good in a beautiful bathroom. The products from Amelie Soie facilitate your beauty routines so you can become the best version of yourself.
With two growing collections, basic and premium, we have among the best Beauty Essentials the market has to offer.
xxx / Amelie


The assortment

With care at heart and femininity in mind, Amelie Soie offers a wide range of products such as silk pillowcases, silk scrunchies, silk hairbands, a makeup brush collection, beauty rollers (tools), beauty towels, beauty bandeaus and more.

I am currently using the Diamond beauty roller, a tool used to massage your face and improve circulation, loosen tension and give face an overall relaxed look and feel. The beauty roller minimizes the appearance of fine lines and reduces puffines.
It comes in two sizes, the smaller one more suited for your face and the large one more suited for your body.
The price for the small one that I am using is 895SEK [adlink] wich might sound steep but now that I’ve used it for a while I think it’s worth it. I am the kind of person that is often swollen with puffiness around my eyes, both under and lids. Especially those nights I get up at 2.50 am for early work at television. A couple of minutes of draining massage with the diamond beauty roller helps to minimize puffiness and gives circulation a push.
I also got this gourgeous set of makeup brushes and a handy makeup brush cleaner, small enough to always carry with me in my work-kit.
Amelie Soie also has a range of products made of polyester and a special composition of fibres that allows you to remove your makeup and cleanse your face using only the special cleansing-tools and warm water! There is a large towel (that I am trying out) and a set of two small, round towlettes that are perfect for eyes, in your gymbag or for travelling (these are next on my want-list).

I love tha fact that these beauty tools and extras are created by a professional within skincare and I enjoy them being a part of my skincare routine.

The range of products can be found in their

Taking a winner to bed

One of the winners at the Daisy Beauty awards for the best products of 2018 was the overnight moisture mask from Reserol that won in the category best mask of the year. I have tried it a couple of nights before, and after feeling kind of tired (hungover?) post-gala I decided to take a winner to bed!
I’ve written about Reserol as a brand here and now I will give you my opinion on the winning mask.
Let’s start with what it is and what it’s supposed to do.

RESEROL OVERNIGHT MOISTURE MASK
WHAT IT IS
A night-time mask with hexapeptides, shea butter and vitamins that help preserve skin moisture *.
Provides a soft and smooth skin, reducing visible lines and protecting the skin from dehydration.
HOW TO USE IT
Apply mask to clean and dry skin in the evening twice a week. Spread a thin layer over the entire face and neck. Massage in for 5 seconds and allow the mask to sit overnight. No product should be used on top of the mask. Clean the face the following morning with a mild cleanser. The product is intended for external use only. Do not use together with exfoliating products or on irritated skin. Avoid contact with eyes.
KEY INGREDIENTS
DIFFUPORINE PEPTIDE
Diffuporin peptide’s (hexapeptide-37) level of aquaglyceroporin, responsible for water transport into the skin *. In vitro studies have shown that well-functioning transport leads to a strengthened skin barrier and increases the moisture content of the skin. Diffuporin peptide also stimulates cell renewal in the upper skin layer, which can make the skin healthier *.
SHEA BUTTER
Shea butter contains high levels of stearic acid and oleic acid which are naturally moisturizing and can improve skin elasticity.
VITAMIN E AND C
Vitamin E (Tocopherol) and Vitamin C are powerful antioxidants that together can protect against irradiation and thus protect the skin from premature aging such as fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation.
SQUALANE
Squalane is a natural, non-comodogenic, humectant with rapid skin penetration, which can also have antioxidant and mild antibacterial properties.

AND WHAT DO I THINK ABOUT IT?
Well, the really short review would be praise reserol. Or how about I get why it won? It is amazing and it really gives my complexion a boost of moisture over night and makes my face look and feel rested. It has a nice feel to it and a soft scent. It goes on smoothly and is absorbed quickly without any sticky residue, meaning ones face doesn’t stick to the pillow case. I do believe that the overnight moisture mask from Reserol will be a constant in my skincare routine. It fits perfectly into any routine one might be using at the moment for that extra little something something.
To get your own miracle sleep mask, head on over here (adlink) your skin will Thank you!

Skin plumping hyaluronic acid hydrogel sheet mask

So as you´ve probably learnt about me by now, I have an absolute hang up on sheet masks. I use them on myself and I use them in my profession. I love finding new ones I like, and this will be one of those.

Todays review is about the skin plumping hyaluronic acid hydrogel sheet mask from KICKS. Just the name makes me go hippety-hop and puts a smile on my face. Plumping and hyaluronic acid in a sheet mask? That’s music to my ears. 🤪


The mask is infused with a highly concentrated serum to improve radiance, elasticity and smoothness.

  • Low molecular weight hyaluronic acid for plumping
  • Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 for firming
  • Glycerin to replenish skin

See pictures below for description on how to use,

The hydrogel-material allows mask to contour face perfectly.

It might look a bit weird but I assure you it feels really nice! It has a cooling feeling, and since my skin this season is really dehydrated it tingled a bit in the first couple of minutes. But afterwards, my skin was smooth, felt really calm and most definately rehydrated!

And to my happy surprise, there was quite a lot of serum left in the package so I will be adding some ”leftovers” tonight!

The mask can be purchased at KICKS for the cost of 99SEK. They also have other sheet masks, so head on over here and find your perfect match!

Three, is the magic number – ANNEMARIE BORLIND

Anyone that knows anything about me, knows that I love serums! When it comes to my skincare-routine, there is always more than one serum involved both AM and PM.

I know, I know, I always say don’t go crazy and keep it to layering no more then three at at time. And then sometimes me myself I also go a little cray cray and slap them drops on i 10 layers.

And there are SO many good serums out there, I mean how is one to decide? Well, it isn’t always easy and frankly the only way to find a serum that suits you and your skin is basically to try it. But to really make a noticeable difference, you should give skin at least 3-4 weeks before you might see any real results. Granted, in some cases you might feel and see the difference sooner while in others it might take longer. All depending of course on what your expectations are, what you are after at what condition your skin is to start with. You need to be patient and have realistic expectations. I think that is when skincare can really WOW you

As a lover of serums (among the twenty five billion other things I love about skincare) I am always curious to try new brands and up next will be the Swedish brand ANNMARIE BORLIND.


THE BRAND

The brands philosophy is to make an exclusive, effective and healthy line of products based on natures finest ingredients. With beauty, environment and health in close co-operation.

Cold pressed vegetable oils, ecological extracts from herbs,clean thermal-water from their own source and soft, pleasant natural scents are the foundation of each product. Ingredients that have proven results and that support skins own natural functions.

Free from silicones, mineral oils and gene-manipulation. Not tested on animals. Renewable raw materials and packaging.

Multiple award-winners for their skincare concept and certified by ECO-control and CSE, the sustainability standard for environmental friendly companies.


THE SERUMS

There are three different serums also known as ”shakes”, due to their 2-phase nature. One part oil, one part water the serums need to be shaken before use.

All three of the ”shakes” are suitable for all ages and types of skin, but each one stands out in its own way. Let me break them down;

HYALURON-SHAKE

The HYALURON SHAKE is a moisturizing, skin-softening and regenerating facial oil in two phases. The oilphase with jojoba, coconut and soy-oil is easily absorbed and leaves skin soft and smooth.

The water-soluble phase contains extracts such as red algae that stimulates skins own production of hyaluronic acid. Together with botanical hyaluronic acid from chinese snow fungus (aka white jelly mushroom – Tremella fuciformis), Aloe Vera and thermal water from their own source. The combination of these ingredients make the HYALURONIC SHAKE intensely moisturizing.

This serum is suitable for all ages and skintypes, but is especially good for dehydrated skin.

To be used under day and/or night cream or alone after cleanser and toner. One of the benefits of the serum being a two-phase product is that no emulsifiers are needed. The soft scent is all natural and its color is from Malachite.


– ROSE BLOSSOM VITAL CARE

ROSE BLOSSOM VITAL CARE is a facial oil with a vitalizing, moisturizing and calming concentrate that protects skin from pre-mature aging caused by environmental factors. Stem-cells from the Schwarzwald rose counteracts the breakdown of skin’s own collagen while extracts from the Damascena rose stimulates the production of new collagen. Botanical oils give moisture to the skin leaving it soft and smooth.

The two-phase; the rosewater and the oils make making a product without emulsifiers possible. The two-phase also makes ingredients optimally effective.

When shaken and mixed just prior to use, they reach their full vitalizing effect and skin is left with a renewed and healthy glow.

The ROSE BLOSSOM VITAL CARE serum is absorbed quickly without leaving any greasy residue, thus it is perfect as a base for makeup. It is suitable for all ages and types of skin including sensitive. To be used int the AM and PM after cleansing but prior to day and/or night cream.


– ORANGE BLOSSOM ENERGIZER

ORANGE BLOSSOM ENERGIZER is a two phase serum full vitamins and antioxidants to help stimulate cell-regrowth, counteract premature aging of the skin, and to nourish and moisturize. It contains extracts from blood orange and an energizing scent from orange blossoms. It also contains the exact right amount moisture and lipids for skins natural balance and carrot oil for a nice tone. The high level of vitamins C and E protect skin from free radicals. Coldpressed vegetable oils such as jojoba and macadamia nut, lay ontop of the fruit-and flower extracts like a thin quilt that protects the vitamins and helps transport them into skin.

Absorbs quickly without leaving any residue. Skin is left feeling soft and with a renewed glow. Suitable for all ages and types of skin but especially good for dry, gloomy or stressed skin. Can be used in the sun. Apply after cleansing in the AM and/or PM before day or night cream.


As you can see I have already started using the HYALURON-SHAKE. My skin is always dry, but this season is always worse. The HYALURON-SHAKE has moved into my routine both AM and PM and am adding the ROSE BLOSSOM VITAL CARE and ORANGE BLOSSOM ENERGIZER shortly.

There will be more to read about my thoughts on the ”shakes” once I’ve used them for a while, but let me leave you with a 👍👌 so far! Hail to the serums! 😍❤️🙌

Gimme’ that glow, please

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Oh Please someone tell me that the days of sunlight are actually just around the corner? I’m so tired of this darkness. My skin is transparent, lackluster and drier than a snakes leftover used and worn out skin. PLEASE I plead, show me just an itsy bitsy bit of sunshine m’kay?

Oh wait, since I live in Sweden I have another three months at least of cold and darkness. Of skin like a desert with not even a hallucination of water in sight.

Lucky there are good tricks and products around to help a girl out 🤪 Like this new mask!

One of my favorite brands when it comes to sheet masks is ACASIA skincare. There are two sheetmasks available already; LIFT ME UP sheet mask and START ME UP sheetmask. This coming april, ACASIA skincare are adding a third sheet mask to their line of products;

BRIGHTENING sheet mask

The brightening sheet mask is a single-use mask that will give your skin a boost of lustre and moisture. It’s full of vitamins C & E together with hyaluronic acid to give skin lustre, elasticity and a more even skin tone. Your skin will be left with less visible fine lines and with an improved moisture-balance and skin-barrier. The mask also has a section that wraps under you chin. The sheet itself is face-shaped with holes for the eyes, nose and mouth. The mask is suitable for all skintypes.

My skin right after removing the sheet mask. Moist, plumped and glowy.

So did I like it? Hell yes! I’m not surprised at all, as I already love and use the other two sheet masks from ACASIA SKINCARE. The lift me up is always a given for brides and perfect any time you need that Cinderella-Quick fix.

Will I buy it again? Well, pardon my French, but do bears poop in the woods? The answer is obviously yes yes yes! This will be a new favorite and I congratulate ACASIA SKINCARE for doing it again!

Each sheet mask is drenched with 23ml active serum and they cost 125SEK each.

The ACASICIA SKINCARE brand also has a cleanser, a 24h moisturizer and a cream-mask that can be used as a sleep mask aswell.

If you live in Sweden you are in luck as you can head on over to for instance to here (adlink)

If you don’t live here, find someone to send you them! It will be worth it for sure!

Dermalogica intensive moisture cleanser, first impression

At the Daisy Beauty expo this past weekend (which I wrote about here) Dermalogica was one of the skincare brands there to do mini-facials and to show their new products. One of latest additions to the range of products is the new cleanser for dry skin (YAY), intensive moisture cleanser.

I’ve always had skin more to the dry side, and especially this season in our Swedish climate. Cold air outside, dry and warm air inside. The constant change of heat and cold makes skin confused and as a result skin can feel tight and dry, two telltale signs of dehydrated skin.

The new Intensive moisture cleanser is a light, creamy cleanser that removes both makeup and impurities at the same time as it nourishes dry skin. It’s enhanced with BioReplenish Complex™, a lipid-enriched formula that helps minimize the damage of proteins and lipids that are vital to defend against dryness. The complex is combined with phytoactives from Coconut and Murumuru Seed Butter that help protect barrier lipids and preserve the skin’s natural resilience resulting in a smoother feel after cleansing. To add an extra refreshing feeling to the skin, Dermalogica have added invigorating extracts of Citrus, Palmarosa and Jasmine. The cleanser rinses away easily, leaving skin cleaner, softer and more luminous.

This is one of the products I tried straight away, as I was actually on the lookout for a new cleanser. The instruction says to apply on dampened skin, but eager as I was I slapped it straight onto dry skin which worked just fine. It has a soft scent to it which makes me happy as I hate when products have that artificial over-the-top perfumed smell.

My favorite routine when it comes to oil-cleansers or as in this case cream, is to massage it onto dry skin until it feels like it’s almost absorbed and then add a bit of warm water and massage it again.

Granted, I’ve only used it a couple of times so far, but my first impression is that I really like it! My skin feels clean, but without that stretchy feeling if you know what I mean? You know when your skin feels so dry it’s like it shrunk a size. Of course, I still have to do my moisturizing routine immediately as usual, but I di feel that the intensive moisture cleanser doesn’t strip my skin of its natural moisture.

I also like the bottle itself, as it comes in a handy pump dispenser which allows for easy portioning of product.

In Sweden, the new cleanser will be available in store one time during March. A bottle of 150ml will cost 425SEK and a bottle of 295ml 635SEK.