His Rejuvenate Skin Clinic Microdermabrasion Treatment

Ever wanted to try a microdermabrasion facial? I visited Rejuvenate Skin Clinic to get my first one.


As I’m sure you’ll be able to gather by now, I’m a bit of a skincare junkie. Anything that involves looking after my skin, I’m there. Until recently, I actually hadn’t ventured further than the realm of skincare products, into skincare treatments. For the longest time I’d wanted to try microdermabrasion, I’d heard a lot of good things, but something inside me was a bit cautious. I didn’t want to end up with a bright red face!

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Thankfully, Rejuvenate Skin Clinic helped remove all my concerns. After speaking with Leena (the Clinic Manager) for a number of weeks, I finally decided to go ahead with the treatment!

Firstly, let’s talk a bit more about Rejuvenate Skin Clinic

Based in the heart of Manchester, Rejuvenate Skin Clinic offer non-surgical treatments for the skin. From 2012, they’ve been established in the Northern Quarter, providing multiple treatments to target specific concerns. Anything from microdermabrasion to radiofrequency treatments, they’ll be able to help.

From the moment I started talking to them about my treatment, they where nothing but helpful! Every question I had was answered, and eventually I had the right amount of information to go ahead with microdermabrasion.

So what is Microdermabrasion?

Put simply, microdermabrasion is a skin treatment that removes the top layer of your skin. It helps to remove congestion, even out skin tone and exfoliate any dead skin. It also helps to improve the appearance of fine lines, superficial pigmentation and mild acne. I suffer from extremely dry skin, so I’m always looking for something to help make my skincare routine that little bit easier.

Leena mentioned that microdermabrasion is the perfect treatment for anyone looking to venture into the realm of aesthetic skincare for the first time. Generally, the treatment provides you with brighter, clearer looking skin. We all want that, right?

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How was the treatment and Rejuvenate Skin Clinic?

It was honestly one of the best things I’ve ever experienced. Relating to skincare, of course. From the minute I walked in, all staff at Rejuvenate Skin Clinic where super friendly and helpful. Leena took me to the treatment room, to have a look at my skin and discuss the benefits of microdermabrasion specifically relating to me. My skin was dry pretty much all over, with congestion around my nose area. Which doesn’t surprise me, because this is where I apply heavier face creams due to dryness around my nose.

The treatment lasted for 45 minutes. During this time, Leena use a diamond tipped vacuum wand to gently exfoliate my skin. It basically sucks your skin gently, whilst an exfoliating pad does its magic on your face. Surprisingly, it wasn’t uncomfortable at all! It was a lot more gentle than I expected, and after the first 10 minutes, I actually found it to be quite relaxing.

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After the treatment finished, my face felt instantly smoother. It looked clearer and definitely brighter. My skin also wasn’t red! I’d read online that microdermabrasion causes redness that can last up to 2 days. Luckily for me, this was completely inaccurate and I suffered from no redness at all! I couldn’t have been happier with the results, and it’s definitely something I’d consider getting again.


All-in-all, Rejuvenate Skin Clinic get an incredibly positive review from me. I’m already considering when I should get my next treatment, and I wouldn’t even hesitate about going back to the clinic.

If you’re looking to try microdermabrasion, or any other non-invasive treatment, I’d definitely recommend you check them out here.

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This treatment was kindly gifted to me. As always, all opinions are 100% honest and my own.

His Secret Scent Box Review

Are you as indecisive about fragrances as I am? Keep reading to see my review of Secret Scent Box.


Have you ever smelt a fragrance in store, thought it was the best thing in the world only to get home and fall completely out of love with it? Yeah – this happens to me a lot too. Secret Scent Box to the rescue!

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What Is Secret Scent Box?

Secret Scent Box is a UK based subscription service that sends you 3 samples of top designer fragrances each month. You get a 30 days supply of fragrance, for £15 per month. The package itself is small enough to fit through the letterbox, which is perfect in case you’re not at home. If you’re as indecisive as I am, this is the perfect way to try before you buy.

What Do You Get?

In the January edition of the box, you received 3ml versions of Moschino Forever, Versace Dylan Blue and Davidoff Adventure. They state that the total of 9ml’s is enough fragrance to last you for a whole 30 days, based on 4 sprays a day. I do know that I tend to spray more than 4 times in a whole day, but these are perfect for travelling. Each box also comes with small cards, describing each scent in detail.

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What Did I Think?

I think the concept of this subscription service is great. Fragrances are always difficult to purchase online, so I’m always put off. However having a selection of scents sent to my door each month allows me to try a couple before fully investing. I also find they work perfectly to keep in my work bag in case I want to freshen up through the day.

I do wish they where designed differently, though. I find that the packaging isn’t to my taste. However I’m sure many people would disagree with me.

Use code HISHABITS15 to get 15% off your order

I would definitely consider signing up to a full time subscription from Secret Scent Box. With Christmas only just finishing, I have a small collection of fragrances to work through before I consider buying something new, however when the time comes, I know what subscription I’ll be turning too.

Have you tried Secret Scent Box before? I’d love to know your thoughts.

If you use my code HISHABITS15, you can actually get 15% off your order.

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Some items listed in this post have been sent to me for purposes of review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.

His Picks: Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro-Peel

Fancy knowing about my top skincare picks? Keep reading to see my review of Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro-Peel!


Kiehl’s will always have a place in my heart for being the first ever skincare routine I truly invest in. Not only have I worked for them, I’ve visited their flagship store in New York and held blogger events for the brand. It’s where my passion for skincare actually began! I always try to be the first in line when they launch a new product, because I honestly believe all their products are effective and worth every penny.

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What is Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro-Peel?

The Kiehl’s Nightly Refining Micro-Peel is a new addition to the line, and it focuses on helping to refine the rough texture of skin. This face serum helps to increase the speed at which your skin cells regenerate, encouraging new skin to come to the surface faster. This obviously helps in revealing a fresher, smoother complexion.

How do I use it?

You apply the serum at night, after cleanser and toner, but before any other additional serums. It’s actually okay to layer other skincare products on top, which I think is great. Usually I follow with Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Oil, and then my Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream. The things we do for good skin, eh?

What do I think?

This is a solid addition to your nighttime skincare routine. I suffer from dry skin, and sometimes it needs a bit of a kick up the backside to get going. Your skins natural repair process happens at night, so having a product to help encourage skin cell turnover is going to be a winner in my eyes. I find that when I wake up in the morning, my skin feels super fresh. It’s honestly like I’ve had a mini facial, without any effort at all because it happens while I sleep!


 

If you’re a skincare junkie like me, you’ll love this product. It’s definitely one worth trying, and Kiehl’s are nice enough to provide samples if you go to one of their counters. Make sure you check out the full range of products by clicking here.

Have you tried anything from Kiehl’s before? What’s your favourite product?
Let me in the comments below.

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BABOR FOR MEN DYNAMIC FACE MOISTURISER | REVIEW

Doesn’t the name of this product just sound enticing? I know that as soon as I opened it up, I couldn’t wait to try it. Babor have a range of skincare products specifically for men. 

I don’t actually use a lot of face moisturisers that come in a gel form – purely because I find they’re not hydrating enough, but I was still excited to try this. Can we just address the packaging before we get into it? The product looks and feels amazing! It just looks luxurious to me, don’t you agree?


On first impressions, the face moisturiser felt amazing on my skin. It’s got that cooling sensation that seems to be standard in many products targeted toward men, and I’m not mad about it. It didn’t feel greasy on my skin, and actually left my skin looking matte.

Unfortunately, that’s where the fun ends. I had high hopes for this product, and it didn’t live up to them. My skin almost felt too matte. For someone with dry skin, it felt hydrating at first, and then as the day went on, my skin just got drier. Not a good look!

Many skincare products that are targeted specifically toward men, tend to tailor for oily skin as this is the most common skin type amongst us males. Not for me though! My skin is on the drier side and I find that most male products don’t work for me. Unfortunately, that’s the same for this moisturiser from Babor. It might be good in summer when I need less moisture, but definitely not for me in the colder months.

I know this that is a problem that will only effect a small portion of us, since if you have oily skin, this will probably be great for you! 

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

Shaun

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CORNERSTONE SHAVING SUBSCRIPTION | REVIEW

As a guy, there’s always one thing I don’t like buying, shaving stuff. Firstly, they’re expensive, and secondly, there are so many options. Thankfully, Cornerstone combat both my concerns, which makes them the perfect point-of-call for all things shaving.

What is Cornerstone?

For those of you who don’t know – Cornerstone is a male shaving subscription service that has taken the industry by storm. For a small fee, you get everything you need to get the perfect shave. It’s fully customisable to you and can come with a razor, scrub, shaving gel or cream and a post shave balm. You complete a short survey on the site, and it also plans in the frequency of your deliveries. That sounds great, right?

What do I think of Cornerstone?

One thing I love about Cornerstone, is the fact that your razor handle can be engraved! Whether it’s for yourself, or as a gift, you can get up to 3 characters on the handle of the razor – which is great. The box I received came with the razor handle, 6 razor heads, a shave gel, face scrub and post-shave balm. Literally everything I ever need to get a close and comfortable shave.

The razor blades have five super sharp blades, which are specifically angled to glide smoothly across the skin. In turn, this helps to reduce skin irritation, making it perfect for sensitive skin. Its also paired with an Aloe Vera moisturising strip, so when you use it, you can’t feel the razor pulling against your face. I actually had to double check if it was working because it felt that smooth.

The pre-shave scrub feels great, has a subtle smell and is gentle on the skin. Follow this with the shave gel and your skin already feels amazing. I like the consistency of the shave gel, it’s very similar to Aloe Vera. One thing I always look for in a shave gel, is transparency. I carefully shave my beard into shape, so having a gel I can see through, means I avoid the possibility of taking a chunk out of my beard. We don’t want that now.

Then finally, the post-shave balm. It’s natural to get a bit of irritation after any shave. Even though the Cornerstone razor minimises this more than any razor I’ve tried in the past. Sometimes you just catch your skin slightly. The post-shave balm soothes and calms the skin, whilst leaving it feeling cool and refreshed. Once you’ve tried this, you definitely won’t regret it.

My Final Thoughts…

I never thought a shaving subscription would be for me. However, I must admit, that after trying Cornerstone, I’m hooked! It’s easy, the products are high quality, and it fits through my letter box! We’re onto a winner!

If you haven’t tried Cornerstone – I’d definitely recommend you to. It’s affordable and fully customisable, so you get exactly what you want and need, at a frequency that suits you!

Check them out by heading over to www.cornerstone.co.uk. You defintiely won’t regret it.

Shaun

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