La-Roche Posay Serozinc

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For years, La-Roche Posay was on my “no buy” list simply because of one reason – I didn’t want to embarrass myself in the pharmacy by pronouncing it the wrong way. Well, nowadays we’ve got internet that can tell us how to pronounce something and if you still don’t trust it, you can always buy La-Roche Posay products off the internet. I tend to buy it in pharmacies because they have some knowledge of the product and can offer valuable advice if I feel like I need it.

La-Roche Posay Serozinc is a solution for oily and problematic skin. It helps with soothing inflammations and helps to heal your skin, especially if you get too excited when tackling some small pimple on your skin or if you get an inflammation after shaving. But first and foremost, it’s used to contain the oily skin on our faces and visibly reduce pores.

La-Roche Posay Serozinc

La-Roche Posay Serozinc comes in a form of spray that you apply after cleaning your face in the morning and wait for it to dry, before applying anything else on top of it. It’s a solution of zinc sulfate that’s supposed to help with sebum production and mattify the skin. It’s completely without any odor. Once Serozinc dries completely, you can continue with your daily routine.

La-Roche Posay Serozinc

I wouldn’t really recommend using La-Roche Posay Serozinc during the night because I think that our skin should be left free to regulate sebum production as it sees fit while we sleep. If we don’t let it to that, it might become even angrier and we wouldn’t want that, now would we? I’ll definitely report back on how Serozinc performed on my skin. Until next time, stay beautiful!

autumn beauty products

Today, I’d like to share 10 beauty products that are entering my skincare routine this autumn and that I’m personally very excited about.

SKINCARE

autumn beauty products Vichy The Ordinary

Heating takes its toll on my skin and I often notice it becoming more dehydrated and the pores getting more and more enlarged – almost as if they’re trying to suck all the moisture out of the air? This year, I’ll be battling the dehydration with The Ordinary 2 % hyaluronic acid. This acid is normally present in our skin but we can replace it when we feel that our body cannot hold enough moisture. Don’t forget to lock it in place with an oil based product, be it a cream or a pure facial oil – my favorite right now is Yanumi! I’m also bringing back the Vichy Pore Purifying Clay Mask that comes in this nifty two-use packaging. It contains two mineral clays and I always feel like it sucks the impurities right off my face. I usually buy my Vichy products at the pharmacy.

BODY CARE PRODUCTS

autumn beauty products L'Occitane Terre de Lumiere L'Oreal Mythic Oil

L’Occitane is always present in my skincare. In autumn days, I prefer heavier scents and oily shower gel since I fell they give more moisture to my skin. This fall, I’ll be using the L’Occitane Terre de Lumiere shower gel that comes from the perfume line Terre de Lumiere. The perfume itself is a bit strong for me, but the shower gel and body lotion have a more gentle smell which is very pleaseant. Another product that is always in my routine is the L’Oreal Professionel Mythic Oil. I always apply some to my hair while they’re wet. Ocasionally, I’ll warm a few drops between my fingers and apply them to the ends of my hair when they feel particularly dry. After use, my hair are soft and shiny.

NAILS

Catrice Brown Collection autumn beauty products

If you haven’t had enough of the Catrice Brown Collection polishes on my Instagram, here they are again. These are not colors that I’d wear in the summer but the earthy tones are perfect for fall and winter. I have three out of five shades in the collection – left to right they are 01 Fashion Addicted, 03 Goddess of Bronze and 02 Sophisticated Vogue. The formula is quite thick so one coat will do. I like that because it usually means my manicure will last a bit longer.

FACE

autumn beauty products Golden Rose Paese, Trend it Up, Physician's formula

I like my make-up to be a bit softer in the colder months. Although the Physician’s Formula MuruMuru Butter Bronzer smells like coconut and reminds me of summer, it’s still lighter then most of my bronzers and gives me that slightly sunkissed look. I’ll also be reaching for Golden Rose highlighting stick (Bright gold). This cream highlighter is really soft and blends out beautifully. If I’m going for a more striking look, I’ll apply it twice, but otherwise two gentle sweeps on top of the cheekbones will do the job. Don’t forget – always apply cream products before setting your face, otherwise it can look quite unnatural.

In the summer, I barely use any blush, but now the Trend It Up powder blush (020) is making a comeback to my everyday make-up routine. The formula of these blushes is great, very gentle and blends out nicely. On top of that, the price is great as well. Last but not least, let’s not forget about a good primer. I usually stay away from silicone primers in the summer (since they do nothing for wear time of my foundation), but I tend to like them in the colder months. Paese make-up base is the first one on my list. Paese is a polish brand that’s been impressing me with their products lately and this primer is definitely one of them!

autumn beauty products

LIPS

autumn beauty products autumn lipstick colors

When speaking of autumn lips, I think of darker colors, but I also like to include at least one shade that I can just pop on and leave the building. This time, this will be the job of Avon lipstick (Extreme Mauve) which is a nice pink shade but not too crazy to wear around the office. Among reds, I chose the NYX Gloss (True Red). For special occasions and walks around town, I’ll go for the Catrice by Dawid Tomaszewski in the shade C01. These are great lipsticks for a great price!

autumn beauty products autumn lipstick colors

These are the products that I’m going to be using for the next couple of months. Have you tried any of them yet? I’d also love to hear about at least one product you cannot imagine autumn without. Until next time, stay beautiful!

yanumi olje

Danes se bova odpravili v Afriko. No, ne čisto zares, tudi ne s prstom po zemljevidu, ampak z objavo o znamki in izdelkih, ki jih navdihuje prav črna celina, natančneje Gana in Maroko. Si pripravljena na dogodivščino po imenu… Yanumi?

Kdo ali kaj je Yanumi?

yanumi olje

Znamka Yanumi se je rodila v Gani, njeno ime pa v lokalnem jeziku pomeni Bog ljubi. Lepo, mar ne? Ustanovitelji znamke so leta ustvarjali in odkrivali različne načine uporabe karitejevega masla, njihovi prvi naravni izdelki iz te sestavine pa so pod znamko Yanumi luč sveta ugledali že leta 2011. Med potovanjem po Maroku se je rodila tudi ljubezen do naravnih olj za nego kože, ki so sedaj prav tako na voljo v asortimanu znamke.

Zakaj verjamem, da so izdelki kakovostni?

Pri Yanumi verjamejo v kakovostne surovine in vedo, kako iz njih dobiti kar največ.  Olja so hladno stiskana, kar je zame osebno prvi predpogoj, da olje sploh pustim blizu svojega obraza. Stiskanje s kemičnimi učinkovinami in visoko toploto namreč poškoduje bioaktivne spojine, s tem pa olje izgubi svojo naravno moč. Seveda pa je hladno stiskanje dolgotrajnejši postopek, zaradi česar so hladno stiskana olja takoj nekoliko dražja.

Yanumi izdelki so tudi brez konzervansov, barvil ali drugih sintetičnih dodatkov. Ponašajo se s certifikatoma bio in veganskih izdelkov, seveda pa se razume tudi, da so živalim prijazni.

Čudovita in praktična embalaža

yanumi olje

Embalaža me je navdušila na prvi pogled. Lična steklena steklenička je zaščitena z folijo v barvi sadeža, iz katerega je olje nastalo. Sama sem testirala avokadovo olje, zato je folija zelena, na njej pa so natisnjeni tipični afriški vzorci. Pod pokrovčkom se skriva pumpica na potisk, kar je moj najljubši način za doziranje praktično vsakega izdelka za nego kože.

Yanumi 100 % organsko avokadovo olje

yanumi olje

Sama sem se v poplavi vseh olj, ki so na voljo, kar malo izgubila, zato sem bila zelo vesela svetovanja, ki so mi ga pri znamki ponudili. Hitro smo ugotovili, da je za mojo kožo primerno šipkovo olje, ker pa sem to že dlje časa uporabljala, sem želela preizkusiti nekaj drugega. Ker sem stara že nekaj čez trideset let in mi prve gubice že grozijo, smo se tako skupaj odločili, da moja koža preizkusi avokadovo olje (12,50€ za 50ml, trenutno v super akciji kar 50% ceneje), ki kožo nahrani ter ji vrača prožnost, še posebej dobro pa je tudi za nežno kožo okrog oči. Pomaga tudi pri tvorbi kolagena, kar se mi je slišalo tako neverjetno, da sem med svojo mini raziskavo na to temo prebrala kar nekaj člankov. Razlaga je sicer nekoliko kompleksna, vendar študije to trditev potrjujejo, kar me izredno veseli, saj pri moji starosti proizvodnja kolagena v telesu že kar presneto peša in je vsaka spodbuda še kako dobrodošla.

Olje je nežno zelene barve, podobno kot olivno olje. Občutek na obrazu je prijeten, zdi pa se mi tudi, da se dokaj hitro vpije v prve plasti kože. Vseeno se mi zdi, da te moram opozoriti na dve stvari. Če ga boš uporabljala zvečer in nato svojega vzglavnika ne boš zaščitila, bo kmalu postal nežno zelen (kar mi lahko verjameš na besedo). Druga stvar, ki potrebuje opozorilo, pa je vonj. Ta sicer ni močan in hitro izgine, vendar pa je meni osebno takoj ob nanosu manj prijeten, kot na primer šipkovo ali kokosovo olje. Mene še najbolj spominja na vonj po svežem lesu.

Kako ga uporabljam?

yanumi olje

Že približno dva meseca avokadovo olje Yanumi predstavlja zadnji korak v moji večerni rutini obraza. Kaj uporabim pred tem, je odvisno od dneva in mojega počutja, vsekakor pa pred nanosom olja plastim vsaj hialuronsko kislino in kakšno čudežno žavbico, na primer azelaično kislino. Drugih serumov na oljni osnovi v kombinaciji z Yanumi oljem ne uporabljam, seveda pa to ni prepovedano.  Poleg tega olje uporabljam še za hranjenje moje uboge suhe obnohtne kožice. Čeprav na strani olje priporočajo tudi pred ali po sončenju, saj naj bi z naravnim zaščitnim faktorjem 2 do 3 ščitilo tvojo kožo, ti sončenja samo s to zaščito ne priporočam – saj veš zakaj, mar ne?

Katero olje pa je pravo zate?

Ker ima vsaka od nas različno kožo, nam ustrezajo tudi različna olja. V sodelovanju z Yanumi torej danes v nagradni igri podarjam olje po lastni izbiri. Kaj to pomeni? Srečna nagrajenka bo prejela svetovanje s strani Yanumi – lahko jim boš pojasnila, kakšna je tvoja koža in kakšne težave te pestijo, morda poslala tudi kakšno fotografijo, gospodične pa ti bodo pomagale izbrati olje, ki bo najboljše za tvojo kožo. Fino, ne?

Če želiš v nagradni igri sodelovati, moraš izpolniti le tri pogoje:

1) na Facebooku všečkati strani Yanumi  ~ na njihovi spletni strani pa si lahko že sedaj ogledaš, katero olje bi izbral/a zase

2) na Facebooku všečkati mojo stran Low Maintenance Beauty ter

3) v komentarju pod tem zapisom pustiti sporočilo, zakaj bi rada preizkusila olje Yanumi.

Izpolnjevanje vseh treh pogojev je nujno za sodelovanje v nagradni igri. Nagradna igra je odprta samo za prebivalce in prebivalke Slovenije. Žrebanje bo potekalo v sredo,20.9. zvečer, nagrajenec ali nagrajenka bo objavljen/a na moji Facebook strani v četrtek, 21.9. Želim ti veliko sreče!