Beauty

Working in the beauty industry, we love trying out the latest, trending products in skincare and makeup. We feature the best skincare products for sensitive skin.

With fragrance being a key allergen, our team tries to keep things fragrance-free where possible; especially avoiding Citral, Limonene and Linalool. We prioritise clean skincare that avoids harsh chemicals and irritants like methylchloroisothiazolinone, parabens and phthalates. We highlight the best skincare for sensitive skin focusing on natural beauty products where possible; especially focusing on the best skincare for redness sensitive skin.

Our Thoughts on Jordan Samuel Skin

[4 MINUTE READ] We love a skincare brand with an interesting back story and Jordan Samuel Skin has just that! The founder; Jordan Samuel Pacitti used his background as a professional ballet dancer as inspiration for his line, focusing on a ‘less is more’ approach to skincare that supports even the most stressed-out skin.   Below our founder, Carolina, shares her thoughts as she reviews the Jordan Samuel Skin range, following its UK launch. Carolina has reactive, allergy-prone skin with redness.   Something that resonated with us from the start, was the fact that Jordan Samuel Pacitti focuses on supporting…

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Finding The Right Shampoo & Tools for A Sensitive Scalp

[10 MINUTE READ] Are you frustrated with your hair? Do you find that your hair never grows past a certain length? Or, does it feel dry, frizzy and lacking in shine? Well, today we’re going back to the roots of the issue, literally. Scalp health is paramount in order to achieve healthy, hydrated and shiny locks. If you find your scalp sometimes feels itchy, dry or excessively oily, well, that might just be the reason behind your hair woes. We try all the tools and shampoo for sensitive scalp; and these are our thoughts. After all, hair health starts from…

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Clinique Even Better Concealer ; Why It is Our Favourite

[4 MINUTE READ] Clinique just launched its brand new concealer; The Clinique Even Better All Over Concealer and Eraser. After only a few days this has very quickly become our sensitive skin favourite, and with further weeks of wear, its place in number 1 spot for us has only intensified!   Below our founder, Carolina shares her thoughts as she reviews the new Clinique Even Better All Over Concealer and Eraser. As well as answering some of your most asked questions. Carolina has reactive, allergy-prone skin with redness.   The Clinique Even Better All Over Concealer and Eraser : The…

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Our Plenaire Skincare Review

[4 MINUTE READ]   “Skincare that celebrates your skin chemistry.” That is how Plenaire skincare describe themselves. We have heard a bit about Plenaire skincare for a while now, so, naturally, we were dying to try out some products for ourselves.   Plenaire is a skincare brand made in the UK, with 100% vegan and cruelty-free products and an emphasis on clean ingredients and sustainability… essentially skincare that is right up our street.     Over the past couple of weeks, our Editor Gabriela has been trying out three of the most talked-about Plenaire skincare products. So, just keep reading…

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How to Get PH Balanced with Cipher Skincare

[5 MINUTE READ] ‘Becoming PH balanced’ is a phrase that has been popping up alot in the past couple of years. And so, it has caused us to question- apart from vague memories of PH thermometers and litmus tests from GCSE science- what does this term actually mean in the real world? Does it really matter if your skin is PH balanced? Over the past few weeks, we have been playing around with some Cipher skincare products; the Aussie brand focused on balancing the PH of your skin with active ingredients to help you get your best skin ever! In…

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Our Review of Neutrogena Clear and Soothe

[7 MINUTE READ] Neutrogena is a brand we all know and love. So, when we heard that they had brought out their Clear and Soothe range specially formulated to target sensitive, spot-prone skin our Editor Gabriela jumped straight in line to buy.   Gabriela has environmentally-sensitive, combination skin, prone to spots and some dryness. While the spots have cleared up a lot over the past year, she is always on the lookout for products to help clear the occasional breakout. So, just keep reading for her Neutrogena Clear and Soothe Review. Gabriela tried out the full range of Neutrogena Clear…

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Why You Need to Try Rejuvenated Collagen Shots!

[7 MINUTE READ]     Skincare supplements have become a huge focal point in recent years from Rejuvenated Collagen Shots to biotin and Welleco ‘s The Super Elixir.   Always keen to try the next big thing for skin, we decided to give some of the most and least well-known vitamin brands a try. Keep reading to find out which we felt truly made a difference to our skin.               Below our founder, Carolina shares her thoughts as she reviews her favourite vitamins for skin and hair. Carolina has reactive, allergy-prone skin with redness.…

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Face Wash for Sensitive Skin ; The 10 You Need to Know!

[10 MINUTE READ]   Washing your face might seem simple, but when you have sensitive skin it can be the first battle you face each morning! Choosing the right face wash for your sensitive skin can be a minefield and Dermatologists say that cleansing your face might, in fact, be the most important step of all!   This is even truer if you suffer from sensitive red skin, sensitive skin with acne or sensitive, dry skin.         Using the wrong cleanser can actually create inflammation or potentially damage your skin barrier further, which is not something you…

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Black Skincare Brands & Influencers To Follow

[5 MINUTE READ] Here at CAROLINA GMX, we are committed to becoming an anti-racist ally to the black community. We strongly believe that this is not a moment or a trend, this is about building a better future for us all. As we join the many who are actively seeking knowledge and speaking out at this time, we want to start by shining the spotlight on some black-owned skincare brands and influencers that we will be trying out, engaging with and, following.   Sensitive skin affects all races, so here’s our pick of black-owned skincare brands and influencers you need…

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Trying…Ann Marie Organic Skincare with Sensitive Skin

Where to Buy Ann Marie Organic Skincare? Their own website here, ships both domestically to the US as well as internationally which is brilliant. For the UK Live the Light is a great sites which now also retail Ann Marie Organics. What are Ann Marie Organics all about? The brand was started by Ann Marie & her partner; two healthy-living bloggers. All ingredients are infused in base oils and aloe juice, whilst adding in carefully selected plant extracts for maximum efficacy. All of their wildcrafted ingredients are hand selected for their theraputical ingredients. Are Ann Marie Organics vegan and cruelty-free?…

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Trying… CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Mask with Sensitive Skin

[10 MINUTE READ] CurrentBody is the site made famous by their love and knowledge of beauty and wellbeing tech. This is an area we love here at CarolinaGMX; from Gua Sha’s to laser hair removal, we are all over it! So when the CurrentBody Skin LED light therapy mask was released, we couldn’t wait to try it! This fully flexible, anti-ageing red light LED mask has been clinically proven to reduce wrinkles by 35% in just 4 weeks! In addition, during testing 95% of users said their skin tone, texture and firmness improved! Have we peaked your interest yet? Below,…

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Everything You Need to Know About Typology Skincare | Review

[5 MINUTE READ] Typology Skincare has officially launched in the UK today! This brand is right up our street with their mission to formulate products with truth, producing concentrated, natural skincare that is luxurious but also affordable.   They opt to use as few ingredients as possible; creating clean formulas with concentrations of actives that truly make a difference without irritation. The packaging is super chic, scientific-looking with sustainability at the core.     Below our founder, Carolina shares her thoughts as she reviews her Typology prescription selection of products and answers some of the most asked questions. Carolina has…

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My Makeup Removal Routine

  C: I, personally, love the whole routine of removing my makeup. I love coming home from work and taking a few minutes to really care for my skin, while removing the makeup from the day.   As my skin is reactive/allergy-prone, it can really take a beating when I am out and about due to the pollution and other irritants that can form part of the air quality in London.   Therefore, I opt for gentle and simple products in order to remove my makeup. Over the years, I have tried A LOT of different makeup removers/cleansers and have…

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What You Need to Know: Trying Versed Skincare with Sensitive Skin | Reviews

[7 MINUTE READ] Versed Skincare is a brand that seems to be just about everywhere right now, and like the true beauty obsessives we are, we had to try them out! Over the past few months we have been testing and reviewing and have found some new favourites.   Below our founder, Carolina shares her thoughts as she reviews the Versed Skincare line and answers some of the most asked questions. Carolina has reactive, allergy-prone skin with redness.

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Trying…Glow Recipe With Sensitive Skin

[5 MINUTE READ] Glow Recipe is a brand that is hard to ignore with their super playful, colourful packaging and fun ingredients. Their aim is to create Korean skincare essentials that are clean, cruelty-free and demystify K-beauty. Their products feature easy-to-use hybrids that deliver serious results, in a bubblegum-fun kind of way! Welcome to the world of fun skincare.   Below our Founder, Carolina shares her thoughts as she reviews some Glow Recipe minis and answers potential shoppers’ most commonly searched questions. Carolina has sensitive, reactive skin. What is Glow Recipe? Glow Recipe describe themselves on their website as a…

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Trying…Bjork & Berries with Sensitive Skin

[7 MINUTE READ] Björk and Berries is a Swedish, eco-luxury brand that you need to get to know… and fast! Over the past couple of weeks we have had the pleasure of trialing and testing some new launches from their Forest collection.   Below our Editor, Gabriela shares her thoughts as she reviews some Björk and Berries products and answers some of the most commonly searched Björk and Berries questions. Gabriela has environmentally-sensitive, combination skin, prone to an oily T-zone and some dryness.   What is Björk and Berries? Björk and Berries is a beauty brand that began as a…

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Trying…Palm of Feronia Skincare with Sensitive Skin

[5 MINUTE READ] We first discovered Palm of Feronia on Content Beauty; one of our favourite sustainable shopping destinations. So if you haven’t already checked it out we would highly recommend you do! Palm of Feronia are small-batch natural skincare brand specialising in aromatherapy and created in London. Below our founder, Carolina shares her thoughts as she explores some of their range. Carolina has sensitive, reactive skin.   WHAT IS PALM OF FERONIA? Palm of Feronia are an independent aromatherapy-led skincare brand. Sustainability is core to their brand DNA. They focus on refillable options and reduced packaging waste. Their products…

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Trying…Orgaid Organic Skincare with Sensitive Skin

[5 MINUTE READ] Orgaid Organic Skincare first caught our attention when it showed up in Free People’s beauty edit as one of their top picks for Winter.   Since then, their sheet masks in particular appear to be popping up all over the place. Orgaid’s products focus on organic, efficacious ingredients and formulas by Dr.Baek.   Below our founder, Carolina, shares her thoughts as she explores some of the key products within their line. Carolina has sensitive, reactive skin. The Greek Yogurt Organic Orgaid Sheet Mask First things first, I started with their mega popular sheet masks. I was lucky…

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Trying…The Inkey List with Sensitive Skin

[5 MINUTE READ] The Inkey List is a brand that seems to have come out of nowhere to be the brand on everyone’s lips in this past year. We were very kindly invited to their most recent press day where we were able to sample their existing range and create our perfect skincare recipe. Below our founder, Carolina shares her thoughts on some of  The Inkey List ‘s most recent launches, including their Oat Cleansing balm and their Peptide moisturiser. Carolina has sensitive, reactive skin. What is the Inkey List? The Inkey List is essentially a beauty brand focused on…

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5 Ways to Know Whether you have Sensitive Skin

These days the a huge majority of people think they have sensitive skin. According to L.A.-based dermatologist Jessica Wu, MD in the 1980s only 30% of people thought they had sensitive skin, now its a huge 70%! As sensitive skin covers a huge range of conditions from Eczema to Rosacea and rashes it can be really hard to understand and identify. As a fellow sensitive skin sufferer, I have put a list together of the top signs you have sensitive skin. 1. Your Skin has Dry Patches Eczema is one type of sensitive skin condition that is quite quick to…

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