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.

Reviewing The Björk & Berries Face Oils

[4 MINUTE READ] Björk & Berries is an innovative, family-owned skincare brand, founded by CEO Isabelle Lewenhaupt, that takes pride in its sustainable, authentic, natural ingredients and Swedish origin. Björk, the Swedish word for Birch – known in Sweden as the life-giving tree – is a signature ingredient in Björk & Berries products, as well as sea buckthorn, blueberries and other select plants and herbs grown in their own mountain garden.   Combining the latest technology with naturally grown ingredients, Björk & Berries strive to create luxuriously formulated products,  abiding by their ‘Ecoluxury Criteria’. This criteria means Björk & Berries…

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Proven Beauty Solutions: Our Doll10 Beauty Review

[6 MINUTE READ] Marketed toward those of us who find most beauty products irritating due to harsh ingredients or strong chemicals, Doll10 beauty believes getting ready should be easy. Doll 10 beauty preaches that everyone deserves 10-minutes of ‘me’ time a day in order to get dolled up. Created by the inspiring Dr. Doris Dalton, a former Mrs America and cancer survivor, this makeup range is more than makeup and provides proven beauty solutions.         The active ingredients in the Doll10 range aim to solve our skin issues, rather than just cover them up, and each product…

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Our Review of Pixi Beauty UK: SS/20 Collection

[5 MINUTE READ] Pixi Beauty UK is a brand that many of you will already know and love. Pixi Beauty UK has developed a real cult following over the past few years, in part, thanks to their renowned Pixi Glow Tonic.  Pixi Beauty UK was born over 20 years ago and produces multipurpose products designed to enhance your natural beauty, in easy, time-efficient ways. Now, Pixi Beauty UK has launched their SS/20 collection, and we were lucky enough to be given the chance to try out a few products!     Over the past few weeks, our contributing writer Ella…

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What actually is Slugging in Skincare?

[5 MINUTE READ]   Have you heard of slugging? Because, as of two days ago, we certainly hadn’t! In today’s article, our contributing writer Ella breaks down the latest skincare trend that you need to know about! Ella has sensitised, oily and acne-prone skin. What Is Slugging? Slugging is a trend that has actually been around for years but is only now being named and famed by skincare influencers, such as James Welsh, for its protective and soothing abilities. Slugging in skincare involves applying a layer of petroleum jelly (think Vaseline) to your skin, to seal in the hydration from…

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Milia On Eye : The Milk Spots That Won’t Go Away

[6 MINUTE READ] Sometimes people just aren’t talking about the very skin issues that seem to plague your everyday. For our contributor Amy, this is definitely the case. Amy has suffered from milia on eye since she can remember and this week she decided to share her experience with all of our lovely readers; from what the condition actually is to what treatments are available, Amy has got you covered this week. Just keep reading! Amy has eczema-prone, sensitive skin and suffers from milia on her eye, eyelids and face. My Story When I was about eleven, I was playing…

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You Need to Try Livia if you’ve tried Everything for Period Pain

[5 MINUTE READ]     Period pains are a hugely common problem with over half of all women suffering from them each and every month! If you have sensitive skin like us, hot water bottles, heated skin patches and other solutions can be too irritating and actually aggravate the skin, so what to do? Our founder, Carolina got to try the Livia for period pain; a device that is the first scientifically-proven, wearable solution for period pain relief.         Below, Carolina shares her thoughts and reflections after trying out the device for over 3 months. This is…

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Tranexamic Acid : The New IT Acid You Need to Know!

[4 MINUTE READ] Skincare acids from Hyaluronic to glycolic and lactic acid’s benefits are now well embedded into most skincare enthusiasts’ routines. However, the skincare industry is always hungry for the next wonder ingredient and so Tranexamic Acid has stepped up to the plate. At the moment only a handful of brands are using this magic acid (rounded up for you at the end!) but we predict it’s not long until it’s in most skin care routines.   We’ve done the research so you don’t have to and rounded up your top questions on why you should be adding Tranexamic…

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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 the CurrentBody Skin LED Light Therapy Mask w/ 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. This is our Typology Skincare review.   Typology skincare UK 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…

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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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