Monday, 16 July 2018

Ingrowing hairs? call the Skin Doctors *

Ingrow Go by Skin Doctors

Skin Doctors Ingrow Go
Summer skin, whether you like to get a tan, fake it (safer) or just get your legs out, it needs to be smooth and that often means shaving or waxing.

If you suffer from ingrowing hairs or 'razor bumps' hair removal is not doing you any favours - but once you've started would you really dare to go natural?  Each to their own, but for me, however hairy legs and armpits are not an option (although I am not immune to a few prickles! 🌡)

The problem with ingrowing hairs starts when you remove the hair and then it starts to grow the wrong way.  Growing the wrong way means the hair can start to grow round the follicle and then it finds it hard to get out from under your skin, (curly hair is rather prone to this).

To get over the problem you need to give those hairs an easy exit and that is where Ingrow Go by Skin Doctors is your new best friend.
Skin Doctors Ingrow Go CDN 7 day polish jellied Old English prints coaster

Simply put it is a powerful exfoliator that will whisk away the dead skin cells and therefore allow the hairs an easy escape route.  And just as they pop up to the surface you can attack them again with your razor!!

No fuss application

Hair removal is a bit of a faff, often messy, sometimes painful and more often than not a chore.

Ingrow go, however is super simple to use πŸ‘ Just apply it via a cotton wool pad directly to your skin.
Skin Doctors Ingrow Go CND 7 day polish candied

It smells quite strong and 'medical', the first ingredient is alcohol, (the smell doesn't linger on application).  Bear in mind as there is alcohol, don't apply it to broken skin, sunburnt skin or immediately after hair removal (😑 ouch)

The instructions say do a skin patch test and wait 24 hours - which is very good advice.... personally I didn't bother as I know my skin is pretty tough...
Skin Doctors Ingrow Go instructions

You can use this a couple of days after hair removal on areas that are prone to razor bumps and/or ingrowing hairs.

Or as I did a few days before hair removal as a preventative measure and to ensure your skin is super smooth and exfoliated.  Exfoliated skin means brighter skin, which in turns looks more touchable...

Fine to use (after that recommended patch test) on legs, bikini line, underarms.  Also OK for beards.

PS Good to know:
  • Made in the UK
  • Period After Opening - 12 months
  • 120ml bottle rrp £12.99 also available as a spray

*post includes a PR sample & affiliated links


Monday, 9 July 2018

Mavadry - this works πŸ’…πŸ»

Mavala Mavadry

I am a big fan of the Swiss nailcare brand Mavala, and I try to ensure my manicure set is never without a bottle of Mavadry.
Mavadry, Handcream, burts bees, pusheen

I recently made another re-purchase of Mavadry from for £7.95.

Whilst I try and plan my nail painting for a sensible time, real life always gets in the way and something needs picking up, prodding or scratching!  Who really has time to w-a-i-t for their nails to dry?

On the rare occasions when I find my bottle of Mavadry has run out I quickly remember how frustrating it is waiting for things to dry, and more often than not I end up with a bodged paint job. πŸ™

Easy top coat

Hurray for Mavadry!
Mavadry, burts bees, pusheenMavadry

It's super simple to use; paint your nails, wait one minute and then apply as a final top coat.  It's pink in the bottle but colourless when applied.

As well as making your nails touch dry in about a minute it also makes them super glossy and helps prevent polish chipping.  I tend to find my manicure is totally acceptable for at least 6 days with this.

I can't rate this stuff enough, I pray it never becomes discontinued.  However, Mavala has been in the nail beauty business for over 50 years so (beautifully manicured fingers crossed) I hope it's future is secure.
Mavadry, pusheen

If you paint your nails and don't want your hard work to be wasted YOU need this.


Good to know:
10ml bottle - which tends to last me about 6 months
PAO label - Period After Opening = 24 months


Monday, 2 July 2018

Protect your pout * πŸ’‹

Curious thing.  I used to work with a lady who wore a stick of Lypsyl round her neck.  It was the original Lypsyl in a dark blue tube, hung around her neck in a pouch that she had made for it.

I guess she felt she couldn't be without it...

Fast forward 30 years or so and I'm with her on the can't do without it thing.  However, I prefer to keep mine in my makeup bag or pocket.
Lypsyl SPF 50 sun protect


It's been around (established 1891) and (back in the day) if you were talking about chapped lips then you didn't say lip balm you said Lypsyl (a bit like Hoover when you really should say vacuum).

Lypsyl still make their original product but have introduced a few more options in their lip care range.

Along with balm in sticks, they also do cute mirror compacts and cold sore gel when things get a bit more serious.

Their sticks come in:
  • Original;
  • Strawberry & Pomegranate;
  • Coconut & Almond;
  • Cherry & Almond;
  • Cucumber & Aloe.
All of the above are SPF 15πŸ‘
But, they also make an SPF50 stick with Vanilla - SPF Sun Protect (and that's the one I've got).
Lypsyl SPF 50 sun protect
Lypsyl SPF 50 sun protect

SPF Sun Protection

Skin, hair, face, body, lips all need protection from the sun.

Sun damage attacks collagen, and you need and want collagen to keep skin soft, plump and... kissable.
Lypsyl SPF 50 sun protect

Lypsyl Sun Protect (£4.99) offers SPF50 sun protection against UVA (A for ageing) and UVB (B burning) rays.  It also contains Aloe Vera to sooth which you will appreciate if the sun has dried you out a bit, and Vitamin E which is an antioxidant.

It is lovely and soft to apply thanks to the added shea and cocoa butters.  Gently and naturally scented with vanilla.

If you want to protect your lips against dryness, ageing and burning (ouch)  - get yourself some Lypsl and keep it handy.

Where to keep it? That's down to you...!


PS good to know:
  • Period after opening (PAO), 12 months
  • Water resistant 
  • Safe for children over 3
  • Does not contain preservatives or artificial colours
  • Dermatologically tested
*Post includes a PR sample and affiliated links

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