When I thought I had everything I needed from Kiehl’s, they’ve brought out another new product that I couldn’t wait to try.

Kiehl’s have released a reformulated version of one of their skincare heroes, Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate. If you’ve used this product before, you’ll know that it’s a wonderful Vitamin C serum that helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, whilst also brightening the skin.

The new and improved version has increased the amount of Vitamin C from 10%, to 12.5% which is huge! Vitamin C is a very unstable ingredient that’s sensitive to pretty much everything, so to get it in this quantity is pretty incredible. Not only that, but they’ve also introduced Hyaluronic Acid to this anti-ageing serum. For someone who has dry skin, this is like music to my ears. Hyaluronic Acid almost acts like a sponge within the skin, locking in moisture and plumping up the skins surface for a smoother appearance.

How do you use it?

Like most serums, this product is applied directly after a toner.

Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate can be used both morning and night, and can be used alongside other skincare products. Simply apply one pump to your whole face. I start with applying it to my forehead because this is where I want the product to focus the most, and then work across my cheeks, nose, chin and neck.

At the minute, I use it every morning before applying my Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. I would use it at night, but I’m currently using a combination of Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate followed by Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate as my skin is on the drier side. But once my skin is back on track, I’ll switch it out with Micro-Peel and follow with Midnight Recovery.

What are my thoughts?

Honestly, I’m pretty blown away with this product. I’ve used the previous formula, and this one actually knocks it out of the park. It has a texture that feels less oily, and sinks effortlessly into the skin. When applying Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, a slight warming sensation happens, but this is normal due to the active ingredients in the product. Whenever I use this product, my skin feels smooth and instantly looks brighter. Even after the short time I’ve been using it, I’ve noticed that the fine lines on my forehead have started to smooth out. I’ve also felt that my complexion looks brighter, and just generally more healthy. Can’t get much better than that, right?


I know that Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate is going to become a staple in my skincare routine. I’ve never tried a product from Kiehl’s that I haven’t loved, so this comes as no surprise to me. If you’re about in Manchester, I’d definitely recommend popping into the Kiehl’s Boutique on King Street to get your own. The team are wonderful, and if you’re unsure about the product, you can get your hands on a sample before commiting. But if you’re anything like me, you know a good product when you see one. Just pop online and get yours now.

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I always talk about how much I love skincare, but one thing I don’t mention much is bodycare! And believe me, it’s equally important.

When the weathers cold, my bodycare routine doesn’t tend to be much more than a body wash. Afterall, it’s not like I’m getting my legs out when it’s snowing, so why spend time moisturising? But one thing you might know about me is that I have seriously dry skin, and even though I don’t moisturise my body often, I totally should.

MaleSkin.co.uk have sent me some products from Molton Brown, and it really has inspired me to improve my bodycare routine. My skin feels extremely healthy, so I thought I’d share with you what I’ve been using.

Molton Brown Silver Birch Body Wash

The Silver Birch Body Wash from Molton Brown has a super fresh scent, that fills the entire bathroom. Whenever I use it, the smell lingers on my skin for so long, which I absolutely love! It feels soft on my skin, and doesn’t strip it or leave it feeling dry. Trust me, that’s an impressive feat if you know how dry my skin naturally is. The scent of bergamot and cedarwood is so clean, that this body wash is perfect for use in the morning. But I’ve actually found myself slipping this into a bath at the end of a long day too, and it’s also ultra calming.

You can get this Silver Birch Body Wash from MaleSkin.


Molton Brown Cardamom & Cedarwood Body Lotion

One mistake men often make, is forgetting to moisturise their body. I’ll hold my hands up and admit I’m not the best at this, but I do try! This nourishing Cardamom & Cedarwood Body Lotion smells incredible, and hydrates seriously well. The scent is masculine, and the formula will help to firm, soothe and moisturise the skin. Plus, it comes in a convienient pump, so it’s easy to apply as soon as you get out the shower. I love the feeling of this body moisturiser, and even though it’s got a strong scent, it doesn’t irritate my skin.

Get the Cardamom & Cedarwood Body Lotion from MaleSkin.


Molton Brown Sport Energising Body Scrub

Who uses a body scrub? Raise your hands! Perfect for use on your whole body in the shower, or even for tough elbows and knees, this scrub is essential all year round. The Sport Energising Body Scrub from Molton Brown has their classic black peppercorn scent and it gently sloughs away dead skin. Using a body scrub can actually lead to you using less of your other products. Your moisturiser will no longer have to hydrate layers of dead skin, and instead, it’ll get right to the new layers. Sounds great, right?

Try it out for yourself! It’s available on MaleSkin.


Molton Brown is an incredible british brand, and once you try it, I’m sure it’ll become a firm favourite. Make sure you check out the full selection of Molton Brown on MaleSkin, and while you’re there, why not upgrade the rest of your skincare routine?

Have you tried anything from Molton Brown before? Let me know in the comments below.

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If you’re anything like me, you love nothing more than curling up on the sofa and watching a movie after a long day. Especially when you’ve got a candle on the go.

It’s not getting any warmer in England, in fact, it’s getting colder! With that in mind, I’ve been trying a couple of candles out that help create the perfect warming ambiance.


PaddyWax Apothecary Amber & Smoke

Firstly, can we just note how incredible these candles look? I’m a sucker for an apothecary design. This candle has up to 50 hours burn time, and the soy wax blend ensures the fragrance is long lasting. The Amber & Smoke scent is warm, rich and luxurious. It’s quite musky, and almost reminds me of honey and takes me back to times of bonfires. When I lit this candle, the scent instantly filled the room.

Shop PaddyWax Candles here.

Wax Lyrical Nordic Spruce

This woody candle is possibly one of my favourites. It’s crisp, clean and has a fresh pine scent. It reminds me of the scent of Christmas trees, which we all love. For me, the scent is incredibly relaxing so it’s perfect after a long day. I can really smell the bergamot in this, which is a scent I really adore. The candle is inspired by Scandinavia, and let’s face it, there’s nothing wrong with brining a bit of Scandi into your home. For me, the scent didn’t travel that much, so I’d recommend trying this in a small space because it’s seriously stunning.

Shop Wax Lyrical here.

FatFace Camomile & Apple

This candle from FatFace is probably the cleanest smelling of them all. But for some reason, it reminds me of holidays! What better way to spend your evening relaxing than reminiscing about your last vacation. The scent of camomile is subtle, and when it’s blended with the apple is really does create a delicate scent. It burns for aorund 40 hours, and the scent really does fill a room. It’s designed to soothe and calm, so light this candle, pop on a film, and unwind.

Shop FatFace Candles here.


If I had to pick a favourite, it would have to be the PaddyWax Amber & Smoke, but it’s a close one! If you like deep, musky scents, this is the one for you.

What’s your current favourite candle? Let me know in the comments.

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I was sent these candles for review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.

Ever since I’ve known Alex Carro existed, I’ve wanted to try out the brand. I’m not even exaggerating. The brand have an amazing aesthetic, approach to skincare, and have had my attention since I first discovered them.

Alex Carro have a capsule skincare collection that is multiuse, mixable and unisex. Each product is designed to work both individually, and in partnership with other formulas from the range. I’m a fan of a huge skincare collection, but after trying out some products from Alex Carro, I might be conviced to turn it all in for their 5 products.

What is Alex Carro?

As I’ve already mentioned, Alex Carro is a skincare brand that have a handful of products, which can be used together to fit your skin. They’re based in Barcelona and the range is designed to be natural, innovative and no fuss. And to top it all off, they’re also cruelty-free!

After years of research and experimentation, this family run business has created a skincare range that is effective and in my opinion, pretty incredible. Having a collection of 5 products that you can mix to suit your own skincare needs is pretty impressive. You can mix the products to fit your own concerns, and tailor the range specifically to you.

I’ve tried a couple of products from the collection and here are my thoughts.


Alex Carro 2/5 Facial Cleanser

I actually love the Alex Carro 2/5 Facial Cleanser. It’s got a clean, minimal scent which instantly appeals to me. The gel texture of the product feels really luxurious on the skin, and is incredibly gentle and calming. My skin felt really refreshed once I’d used it, and it actually felt soft to the touch, which I’ve never experienced from a cleanser before.

You can add the Alex Carro 1/5 Balancing Face Oil to the cleanser to create a calming mask. Or you can also combine it with the 3/5 Exfoliating Powder for a gentle face scrub.

It’s crazy to think that this one product can be used alone, or mixed, to give it a total of 3 different uses! I’m obsessed.


Alex Carro 3/5 Exfoliating Powder

I’m definitely going to be adding the Alex Carro 3/5 Exfoliating Powder to my permanent skincare collection. I’ve tried similar products to this before, but none have felt this good. It has a mixture of both physical and enzyme exfoliators to truly buff your skin. I said the same about the Facial Cleanser, but my skin felt amazingly smooth after I’d used this product. You simply add a bit of water to it, and apply it to your face for a deep exfoliation! It didn’t really have a noticable scent, but I’m not mad about that.

If your skin is a bit dry, you can mix this product with the 1/5 Balancing Face Oil for a gentle exfoliation. And you can also mix it with the 5/5 Multiuse Balm for a nourishing lip scrub.


I’ve tried these two forumlas from Alex Carro and I seriously can’t wait to try the rest. I’ve been mixing it with parts of my current skincare collection at the minute and it’s working great, but I can only imagine how incredible it will be if I use the whole range.

I don’t think I’ve been so impressed with a skincare brand in a long time. I honestly think you should check this out if you’re looking for a simple and effective skincare solution.

You can get the full range here.

Have you tried anything from Alex Carro before? Let me know in the comments below.

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Men wearing makeup is no longer unusual. Whenever guys think of makeup, I reckon they imagine themselves looking like a clown, but that isn’t the case. Makeup can be used to enhance your features, and if the formula is good, it’ll be barely noticable.

MMUK MAN have a selection of products that are designed to improve every man’s apperance. Whether you’re looking to make your beard look fuller, your eyebrows neater, or your skin brighter, there’s a product for you.

MMUK MAN Make up for men review


Brow Fixx Brow Styling Gel

Let’s face it guys, some of us have crazy eyebrows. But worry no more, Brow Fixx from MMUK MAN is here to fix the problem. This product is basically a no-shine hair gel, for your eyebrows. Simply brush it through in the direction your brows go, and it’ll hold them in that shape all day. It’s really that simple, and you can say goodbye to crazy brows.

Even if you’re not interested in makeup, this is definitely a product you should have. It’s only£17.50 and comes in either a clear or coloured option.


Translucent Pressed Powder

We all get a little bit shiny from time to time, and not only does the MMUK MAN Translucent Pressed Powder reduce that, but it also smoothes out your complexion. You can use this over your usual skincare products or over a foundation. It’s unnoticable on the skin and doesn’t feel like you’re wearing a powder, which I love! It comes in different colours, so if you’re looking for a slight glow, there’s a version of this powder that will give you that too.

It’s available for £27.50, and comes in 5 shades. It’s honestly barely noticable on the skin. So if you apply a light dusting, noone will know you’ve used a powder, but your skin will be shine-free.


Close Up Concealer

Who doesn’t want to hide a blemish or undereye bag? I’ve used concealer for a long time now. Granted, I rarely use it, but it’s good to have one on hand. If you’ve got an important meeting, and a spot that just won’t go away, a concelear is your best friend. Even if you’ve had a rough night and want to look a bit more awake, a concealer can help with that too! The Close Up Concealer from MMUK MAN is one of the best I’ve ever tried. It blends perfectly into the skin, even with your fingertips, leaving it barely noticable. Apply a small amount to the area, and pat it into your skin. This ensures it doesn’t look cakey or streaky, but mimics the natural contours of your skin.

For £20, this product should be in every man’s grooming bag. It comes in 10 shades, so you’ll be able to get the right one for your skin tone.


Hi-Def Foundation

Foundation has always scared me. I’ve never used one before, and have only ever ventured as far as a tinted moisturiser. The Hi-Def Foundation from MMUK MAN is a great grooming addition for the guy who has skin imperfections. A little goes a long way with this product, so start with a small amount and blend it out. I’d recommend using the Close Up Concealer to cover up specific imperfections, and then smooth over a small amount of the foundation to even out your skin tone.

I don’t know if I’m a foundation convert, but I can definitely understand why someone would use it and love it. Especially this one. It’s silky finish feels great on the skin, and if you blend it out properly, it’s barely noticable.

This foundation costs £27.50 and is available in 10 shades.


So, what’s my verdict? Every product I’ve tried from MMUK MAN is formulated incredibly well. Each product feels really luxurious and is barely noticable when you blend it into the skin.

 

mmukman makeup for men review

I don’t think I need to start wearing a full face of makeup every day, but if you want to, I’m fully here for it! I’ll probably be making the Brow Fixx part of my daily routine though, it’s definitely one of my favourites.

Shop the full range from MMUK MAN here.

Have you used any men’s makeup before? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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I was provided these products for review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.