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.

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 You Need 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

[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 their most recent launches, including their Oat Cleansing balm and their Peptide moisturiser. Keep reading for her review of the Inkey List for sensitive skin and her answers to some of the most googled Inkey List…

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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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The January Reset: 7 Things that will make you feel Brand New in 2020

New year, New you? Having sensitive skin can sometimes be a burden preventing you from trying out new things (in case you have a flare up) or trying out new products (in case it irritates instead of soothes). So this time you can relax in the knowledge that in 2020 I have you covered. I have done the leg-work so that this January you can indulge and enjoy 7 things that will truly make you new year start right. Here are the 7 things that will reset you in January and make you feel brand new; sensitive skin or no…

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The Top 5 Body Products For Sensitive Skin In Winter

Winter is that classic time of year that so many of us suffer with sensitive skin on our body. Whether it’s caused by the colder temperatures, the constant central heating or even the multiple layers we wear the result is often itchy, sensitive red skin that isn’t happy. If you are one of those people who always seem to suffer this time of year look no further I have 5 products I swear by to help nurse your body back to normality.    1. Clinique Deep Comfort Body Lotion/Butter If your sensitive skin is more of the dry skin variety…

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Why an Air Purifier can help your Sensitive Skin

    If you have allergies like me, you will know that even the air around you can be having an impact on your skin. Particals in the air, including pollution and chemicals can be prematurely ageing your skin, or causing inflammation in sensitive skin types.   With all this in mind, I decided to try out Light Air’s air purifier to see what benefits it could have on my very sensitive, allergic skin. These are the 5 benefits I found after living with the Light Air Ion Flow 500 in my home and on my skin.      …

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My Gisou Hair Oil Haircare Routine

    When it comes to my haircare routine I would definitely say I steer on the more laid back route. I really can never be bothered with spending too much time on it, plus I really do like that undone, beachy look. From time to time I will go all out and curl my hair for an evening. But really it’s all about the products I use (in a rush) that keep my hair looking healthy with Gisou hair oil.    1. The Basics – Shampoo & Conditioner First things first it all begins with the humble shampoo and…

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My Current Sunday Skincare Routine

My skincare routine changes regularly as I try out new skincare and get obsessed with the latest it-products. I’ve included here what I’m currently using most Sundays to really detox and pamper my skin for the week ahead.   At the moment I have been starting with my Darphin detox mask which is super moisturising and feels amazing on my skin. This is probably one of my favourites ever face masks as I really do notice my skin more glowy after only 10 minutes.   After any cleansing, I use the Clinique clarifying lotion every single morning and evening. I…

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Noble Isle: My Favourite Bath Essentials

Ever since my stay at The Dusntane Houses and discovering Noble Isle bath and body products I have become obsessed by their amazing scents and they have completely taken over my bathroom! Noble Isle is used throughout the bathrooms at The Dunstane Houses and the first scent that really got my attention was the Whisky & Water range. Being up in Edinburgh I was of course as keen to try as many Whisky flavoured/smelling things as possible so this fit the bill. It’s really hard to describe the scent but it’s totally unique, quite smoky and really does smell of…

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Retinol, Vitamin C & Microdermabrasion

  C: Working in the beauty world means I definitely have a huge curiosity for what’s new; whether it’s a hot new ingredient, new beauty tech or way in which a product is made. However, having sensitive skin that really does react with anything new makes it hard to find the balance of trying out new, exciting things and keeping my skin calm.   However, sometimes the perfect balance arrives of potent ingredients that are gentle enough to not cause any major reactions; enter Clinique’s Fresh-pressed Clinical with both Vitamin C and A. This duo launched a few months ago…

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