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.

The January Reset: 7 Things to Feel Brand New

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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Why You Need to Try Noble Isle Shower & Hand Wash

Discovering Noble Isle Ever since our stay at The Dusntane Houses we discovering the Noble Isle hand wash, soaps and shower gels stocked in our bathroom and fell in love! The Noble Isle hand wash and body range is a British-born brand creating vegan, paraben-free, SLS-free and cruelty-free products sourced with natural extracts from around the British Isles. They are also a brand focusing on sustainability with their bottles and caps all made from recycled plastic and are 100% recyclable again. Their outer packaging is also stunning with their products arriving in gorgeous, miniature black hat boxes for a truly…

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Retinol, Vitamin C & Microdermabrasion

[5 MINUTE READ] We love a trendy ingredient or product here at CarolinaGMX. But dealing with sensitive skin can make it really tricky when trying out new products. We’ve done the hard work for you and have put together our recommendations of the best retinol, vitamin C and Microdermadrasion for sensitive skin.   After years of avoiding retinol, vitamin C and other actives, our founder, Carolina has found versions of these actives and microdermabrasion that do the job without irritating sensitive skin!           C: Working in the beauty world means I definitely have a huge curiosity…

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5 Ways to Have the Best Sleep of Your Life

For anyone who has suffered with a lack of sleep, it can sometimes conjure up mixed emotions. Sometimes I can go months with what seems like the perfect rest night after night, whilst other times I lay awake wondering how on earth I can force my mind to give up the fight.   After my latest few weeks of using the time I should be sleeping to stay up watching Youtube videos, I decided to do my research and find all the many ways proven to help you have a better nights sleep. Some of them I’m definitely still working on…

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Clinique Moisture Surge 72 Hours

  Aside from the hydration boost which it does so well, I have also been playing with using the moisturiser above makeup or without it at all to add a gorgeous glow. I really like the effect of adding it to my cheekbones and where the sun would naturally hit for a really natural highlighter.   All in all its a GAMECHANGER!

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The Glossier Review

Glossier is a brand that I have long been a fan of from afar. Though I had managed to pick up a few things here and there through friends over in the USA I was ridiculously excited to hear Glossier were hosting a pop-up in London. The space itself was very cool, dressed everywhere in millennial pink and various different spaces to chill out, to test out the products and to smell the fragrance. I ended up going for the Milky Jelly Cleanser, Wowder powder, Haloscope and the stretch concealer.   The Milky Jelly Cleanser I have been using the Milky Jelly…

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The 8 Winter Skincare Saviours

  Winter in all of its cold glory has definitely arrived here in London and although I am much more of a summer lover, over the years I have grown to also enjoy the winter. Something I continue to dislike about the arrival of the cold weather is the way in makes my skin feel so a winter skincare routine is essential. This used to be a bigger issue for me a few years ago with sensitive skin paired with the dryness that London winters bring equaling chaos. However the last year and a half I have really found some winter…

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How to Get Glowy Skin in 5 Days

Recently I have really been searching for that Insta-glow that so many of the gorgeous girls I follow on Instagram have. However, I battle on and off with very sensitive skin so achieving a glowy face can sometimes be a struggle. Often I am too busy attempting to calm down whatever reaction my face has decided to create that going for a glowy look is out of the question. However, I have found a few easy tricks that seem to have a big impact in a good, glowy way!    Although I love a highlighter and the magical powers it…

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How I Got a White Smile in a Week

For me, although I have never felt as though I had particularly yellow teeth, with all the coffee and herbal teas I drink I was beginning to worry about the effect it was having. I had tried out whitening strips a few times for a white smile but other than that I haven’t ever really tried any teeth whitening systems so when Smile Brilliant approached me to collaborate I felt curious enough to give it a go. Firstly I loved how professional and well thought out the whole whitening system was; catering for sensitive teeth, and providing custom fitted trays…

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MY PM Cleansing Routine

I have recently changed up my PM cleansing skincare routine and I have found it has made such a big difference to my skin that I had to share! It all started with the Clinique Sonic brush which was kindly gifted to me and I decided to try out. I had tried out the Clarisonic a few years ago and although I liked it, I did feel that overall it felt quite harsh on my skin so I eventually stopped using it. However over the last few months, I had really been feeling as though it needed a proper exfoliation;…

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Beauty Sleep with Skin Laundry

It is no secret that we at CarolinaGMX love tools that enhance our skin and hair whilst we sleep! The Skin Laundry Sleep cycle pillowcase is one such product which after several years has become a core essential in our sleep routine. This is our review of the Skin Laundry pillowcase and why we love it so much!   The Skin Laundry Pillowcase Claims: The SleepCycle™ Pillowcase is treated with charged silver ion technology that provides a natural antimicrobial effect to help reduce the presence of harmful bacteria. Use it every night to help maintain cleaner, clearer skin while you…

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Our Summer Beauty Favourites

   Although I have been vegan for over 2 years, fashion and beauty for me were and continue to be one of the areas where I have to put in the most research to find cool products that actually work and just so happen to be vegan too. I love to try out new skincare and makeup so my list of beauty favourites is constantly evolving which I suppose is natural, particularly as I get older and my needs may change.  On my bathroom sink: JorgOrbe white tea balancing cream, Aesop Resurrection Hand Wash, Tan-luxe the face, Skin & Tonic naked beauty…

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The Soapwalla Review

It is always exciting when you get to try out some new skincare, particularly when the brand’s founder is so incredibly inspiring! As well as having the absolute pleasure of interviewing Rachel; founder of Soapwalla we got the opportunity to try out some of the gorgeous Soapwalla products so we thought we would share what we thought! First things first we love how the focus behind the brand is really on natural ingredients, with a refusal of chemicals and artificial preservatives in each and every one of the products. All of the products are also vegan which makes things even…

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