My mother once said to me that “look after your skin and you will thank me later!” I was 18, I thought what!!
However now that I am much older and hopefully wiser.. I have learnt to love my skin care routine and being an active beauty blogger follower,, there are a lot of high end and the so called drugstore.. (I’m talking anything that’s not sold in department stores.. so let’s imagine, Boots, Superdrug, Lush, and The Body shop, and heck why not your local chemist store too!) So there is always something available to you regardless of your budget.
Now what I want to introduce you to is my new favourite skincare brand.. Now I was hesitant in writing this, because, firstly, i didn’t want everyone to go and buy it and stock running out and trust me they have really exploded so you will be lucky to find a store that is fully stocked!
So Deciem, is a umbrella brand with a few different brands under it (these include; Niod, Hylamide, The Chemistry Brand, The Ordinary, Stemm, Fountain, HIF, White RX and AB Crew) it’s a really big umbrella!!
I don’t call myself a beauty blogger cause I am only going on my experience of using one of their brands The Ordinary. This is one of their most affordable brand and I totally recommend that if any of you are interested in finding out more, pop into one of their stores to speak to their consultants and they can recommend some products which are more suited to your skin needs.
There is currently only one store in London, however there will be another opening soon in Covent Garden so watch this space…so the other one is based in Spitafields market.. That little store is always packed with consumers piled high with products that they want to take home with them. There is a good reason for this as it really works!!
So, with so many skincare out there, why this brand? As a person with sensitive and oily T-Zone, I need products that gives me the results I want without compromising on what I put on my skin just because I am not spending hundreds of £££ on them. So one thing I like is that the products do not contain any parabens and sulphates or mineral oils… these are usually the fillers used by other cheaper brands out there.. Now what I want you all to do is to go into your bathroom and have a look at the back of ingredients list and let me know how many of those are mention in the skincare that you use… and don’t be fooled just because it’s expensive it doesn’t automatically mean they haven’t.. It will mean that their active ingredients are more expensive due to the cost of research on them.
So what I have been trying? Well, my favourite one so far is the Hyaluronic Acid 2%+B5, as you may or may not know Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by the body so putting it back it definitely help with keeping your skin hydrated and plumped and that is one word I am loving!
Another one I have tried is the Vitamin C Suspension 23% +HA Spheres 2%, ok this one I would not recommend using more than once a week as its strong! I have used this for over a month now and my skins loves it… what I do is use this with my Hyaluronic acid and this act as an effective antioxidant and can help reverse signs of ageing while also brightening the skin…I use this at night time and when I wake up my skin is as soft as a baby bottom.. Trust me you want this! and when you think about an exfoliator in the Boots can cost around £3-£5, this one comes in a reasonable £4.90, so you aren’t breaking the bank,… and what Deciem does is that if you buy it and it doesn’t work for you, they will be happy to exchange or refund this as long as you keep your receipt so it’s like 100% money back guarantee..
I have just ran out of my Hyaluronic Acid, so the last weekend I popped in I was recommended Buffet which is a multi-technology peptide serum.. I’ve only started using it.. So will have a more better review later.. However I think that this is a part of the market that we are missing and I am so glad that I found it.
So why not give it a go and let me know what you have tried and are loving right now!