Everyone knows I’m the biggest fan of everything to do with Kiehl’s. Want to know what my skincare essentials are from Kiehl’s are? Keep reading.

Kiehl’s was the first skincare brand I ever bought into. I’ve always suffered with dry skin, and I remember someone recommending I give the brand a go when their new bouqite store opened in Liverpool. We’re talking a good 2 or 3 years ago now. Instantly, I was bought in by the brand, the heritage, and the products. I’ve been hooked ever since.

The products I tried back then are still my firm favourites today. They do everything I need, keep my skin in top shape and are fairly afforadable when it comes to luxury skincare. With all that in mind, here are my 3 skincare essentials from Kiehl’s.

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Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cleanser

The Ultra Facial Cleanser from Kiehl’s is my go to face wash. It’s enriched with tonnes of great ingredients, including Avocado Oil and Squalane, and is suitable for all skin types. You only need a small amount and it’ll cover your whole face.

Why Do I Love It?

It’s gentle, helps cleanse my skin and leaves it feeling great. The texture is a gel, that doesn’t really foam. However if you pair this with a cleansing device is does lather up slightly. The cleanser doesn’t strip my skin, but leaves it feeling clean which is exactly what you want.

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream

I genuinely couldn’t live without Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream. Whenever I switch my face cream out with another brand, I feel like I’m always drawn to this one. It’s sutiable for all skin types, gives 24-hour hydration, and still maintains a lightweight texture.

Why Am I Such A Fan?

This moistursier has properties that help protect your skin against the changes in climate. If you’re from England, you know how temperamental the weather can be so I find this essential. My skin is left feeling smooth, even throughout a long day. If you’re going to try anything from the brand, I’d recommend this!

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

If you’ve heard of Kiehl’s before, I’m sure you’ve tried their Midnight Recovery Concentrate. It’s a night time facial oil that has 99.8% natural ingredients. You only need a few drops at night, and your skin will look incredible by the morning.

Does It Live Up To The Hype?

Definitly! It’s by far one of the best skincare saviours out there. Although it’s an oil, it doesn’t leave a greasy feeling on the skin. I put my moisturiser over it as my skin is super dry, however it works great by itself. It’s also got a nice lavendar scent. I’m not usually fond of lavendar, however for some reason, I love it in this oil!

There you have it! My 3 skincare essentials from Kiehl’s. If you’re about Manchester, I’d definitely recommend popping into their store on King Street. Lisa and the team are incredibly friendly and knowledable. If you’re looking for a tailored skincare routine, they’re the team to help you out!

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All products in this post where gifted to me. I've used Kiehl's for years and truely love the brand. All opinions are my own.

Have you been interested in trying a charcoal teeth whitening powder? BENZ and BLANC have a great one, so read my review and find out why I love it.

We’re all on the hunt for the best way to get a white smile, right? Many companies offer products to do it, and whilst they might work, they’re unnatural and can damage your teeth. BENZ and BLANC have the solution for you. The Charcoal Whitening Powder is 100% organic, natural and vegan! I bet you’re already itching to try it.

benz and blanc charcoal whitening powder

Firstly, Who Are BENZ and BLANC?

BENZ and BLANC are a small boutique business based in the heart of Leeds. Founded in 2016 by Paul, they’re only 5 months old but already making massive steps in the world of cosmetic dental care. Their own Charcoal Whitening Powder came after customers kept asking for something better than what was already on the market. They wanted to create a product that was natural, good for the economy and actually worked!

How Do You Use It?

When I first opened the tin, I honestly had no idea where to begin. When you’re presented with a pot of black powder that’s meant to go in your mouth, it’s a little bit scary. The application couldn’t be more simple – you dip a wet toothbrush in and start brushing your teeth! Word of warning, this get’s everywhere if you’re not careful. Leave the powder on for a couple of minutes, brush it off, and your teeth will be gleaming!

benz and blanc charcoal whitening powder

What Did I Think?

Coming from a charcoal whitening sceptic, I’m impressed! This stuff actually works! My teeth instantly looked brighter and felt cleaner. It’s not the easiest product to remove, and I’m not a fan of the taste but they’re just technical aspects of the process.

My biggest issue with this product is the taste. It doesn’t taste bad, but it tastes weird to me. Luckily, I recently found out that they’re working on flavoured versions, so if you’re concerned about the taste, BENZ and BLANC will have you covered shortly!

Some Extra Information

The BENZ and BLANC Whitening Charcoal Powder is made from coconut shells, and it’s 100% natural and organic. The packaging is a cute little aluminium tin, which is recyclable and has a lower carbon footprint than glass – winner! If you’re looking to give it a go, you can start with the 15g tin which is £6.99. Some of the proceeds from the product actually go to the charity Operation Smile, so the company are really making waves in supporting the industry.

I can’t rave about this company more than I do. BENZ and BLANC help the community, the economy and anyone who comes into their store in Leeds. I’ve got massive respect for the owner, Paul, and I honestly think you’d be silly not to click this link and purchase the product.

Have you tried charcoal whitening powder before? Let me know in the comments.

This product was kindly gifted to me. All opinions and views are 100% my own.

Fancy knowing about my top skincare picks? Keep reading to see my review of Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant!

For the longest time, Dermalogica has been one of my top skincare choices. I’ve tried a lot of products from the range and they’ve never disappointed. Backed by the science of dermatology, the brand has an incredible ethos. They believe in an ‘education first’ approach, aiming to ensure every customer knows their skin. I’ve been trying out their Daily Microfoliant for a couple of weeks now, and thought I’d share my thoughts.

dermalogica daily microfoliant review

What is Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant?

The Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant is a gentle, yet effective, daily exfoliator. It’s a rice-based powder that activates when combined with water. It works to remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, leaving you with a soft and smooth complexion.

How do I use it?

Firstly, I run my hands under water to wet them, before adding some of the powder to my hands. I then rub it together, which turns the powder into an exfoliating paste. Once it’s at this stage, I then apply it to my face in circular motions, focusing on the areas that are drier. Finally, I rinse it off and pat my face dry.

What do I think?

Honestly, I love this! Exfoliators can sometimes feel a bit harsh on the skin, however this is so gentle that I’m not worried using it multiple times a week. I’m also an incredible fan of the smell, it’s got a subtle scent of oats. I’d recommend using it in the shower though, because it can get a bit messy if you’re using it around the sink.



If you haven’t tried anything from Dermalogica, I’d definitely recommend you check them out. Click here to shop their range, you won’t be disappointed.

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This product was given to me for purpose of review. All my opinions are my own and 100% honest.

Fancy knowing about my top skincare picks? Keep reading to see my review of the Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Calming Mist!

Jurlique is a brand I wasn’t too familiar with until recently. I’m not going to lie, first impressions I thought it was just too floral and girly for my use. However I’ve recently tried something from the range and it’s definitely made me reconsider my original opinions. Everything from Jurlique is natural and is based on the healing power of nature. Explains my floral connection, I suppose!

jurlique calendula redness rescue review

What is the Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Calming Mist?

The Jurlique Calendula Redness Rescue Calming Mist is a lightweight mist that absorbs quickly into the skin. It helps to soothe, calm and soften the skin. The mist is enriched with soothing ingredients such as Aloe Vera, Calendula and Camomile. I’m sure you’ve heard of them ingredients before? It also helps to reduce the appearance of redness and feels very refreshing on the skin.

How do I use it?

Typically, I spray this onto my face after I’ve cleansed, whilst my skin is still a bit damp to lock in extra moisture. Once I’ve spritzed my face, I pat it into my skin, before following with my serum and moisturiser of choice.

What do I think?

The mist honestly makes a great addition to my skincare routine. It’s not something I use everyday, purely because my routine is complex enough as it is. I use this most when my skin is feeling a little bit irritated, or if my skin is suffering from redness and stress.

Jurlique is one of those unsung brands in my opinion. You definitely should try something from the range, and if there’s anything you should try, it would be this mist.

What have you tried anything from Jurlique before? Let me know!


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!

rejuvenate skin clinic review

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?

rejuvenate skin clinic review

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.

rejuvenate skin clinic review

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.