Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant – A product worth paying that little bit extra for.

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant product review.

Shortly before Christmas I was lucky enough to win a bottle of Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant I wouldn’t have known about this product had I not won it and my skin would never have looked or felt so good!

Product Description

This unique Rice-based powder formula activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes that micro-exfoliate dead cells, instantly leaving skin smoother and brighter. The unique Skin Brightening Complex of Aspergillus, Grapefruit and Licorice helps to balance uneven skin pigmentation while a super-smoothing blend of Green Tea, Ginkgo and Colloidal Oatmeal helps to calm the skin, leaving it extraordinarily clear and refreshed. Gentle enough to use on a daily basis.
Photo 27-03-2015 12 28 10I have suffered with blemishes and spots my entire adult life (I am 39) so I began using it with my usual skepticism about whether it would make any difference. It feels like I have tried every over the counter product and routine going… Moisturisers, exfoliates, cleansers, toners as well as increased water intake and dietary approaches. The list is endless. and until now, nothing had ever really made a difference to my skin.
Not any more!! Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant changed my skin within a week of using it. My skin is brighter, smoother, clearer and virtually blemish free. When I went away on holiday, I didn’t take it with me and within days I had an outbreak of spots. Once returning from holiday and I began regular daily use again, my skin cleared up in about three days.
How to use:
The product takes the format of fine powder granules which you pour onto you hand and then lather up with a few drops of water. You only need to use a small amount of the product (less than a teaspoon) which means it lasts a long time. It lathers up as you apply it to your face and it washes off easily. What’s even better is that you can use it daily.
I cannot recommend this product highly enough. It costs about £40, which is significantly more than I would normally consider spending on a beauty product, however, as well as it’s obvious skin benefits, it lasts forever. This will definitely now be a staple on my beauty shopping list.

Ikea Expedit Bench Hack – Shabby Chic

ikeabenchhackHere is the bench seating I have created in a corner of my living room. It is an IKEA ‘Expedit’ Hack. Note: In 2015 Ikea renamed ‘Expedit’ to ‘Kallax’.

The bench consists of a combination of IKEA Expedit shelf units (a 5x1unit and 3 single units…which have now been discontinued) – the storage boxes are also from IKEA (Drona). The bench cushion was made by my brother (who is very nifty on a sewing machine) – The fabric is Clarke & Clarke.

My brother also made the cushion covers.