Thursday, 14 November 2019

Murad Resurgence Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel

I am a huge fan of Dr Murad and the Murad skincare range and over the past year, I have loved getting to know the brand a little bit more with the Summer Saviours and the Revitalixir Recovery Serum.  New to the Murad family is the Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel which fits into the Resurgence Skincare line.
Murad Resurgence Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel
This Multi-acid Peel is described as being a daily bi-phase peel that accelerates cell renewal by 33% in just 7 days while nourishing skin to prevent dryness and reduce irritation which is all done thanks to its two-phase intensive treatment.  As you might imagine, from Dr Murad, this Multi-Acid peel comes with quite the claims which include:

Results:

In 7 days:
  • Accelerates cell renewal by 33%
In 4 weeks:
  • 96% saw smoother texture
  • 88% saw more radiant skin
  • 84% noticed brighter skin and more even tone
  • 84% noticed healthier-looking, more nourished skin
Phase 1 is described as being the one which is comprised of a fortifying blend of complex acids which combine to resurface lacklustre skin. AHA fuses Glycolic and Lactic acid, two gentle exfoliants that work to lift dead skin cells to reveal a smoother skin texture and a brighter, more natural-looking radiance. The BHA then works to calm and cleanse and in doing so, it works to unclog congested pores. Then we have TXA which fights discolouration, promoting a brighter and more even skin tone. Murad state that it is these three components which come together to unite and encourage a supple, younger-looking visage.

Murad Resurgence Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel
Murad Resurgence Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel

Phase 2 sees the use of Holy Basil, an ingredient ive noticed appearing in a few products of late and it is a natural plant-based product which is high in antioxidants. Within this Multi-acid Peel, it is merged with Omega-rich Oils which work to purge and purify while at the same time strengthening the skin’s natural barrier. These two ingredients then come together help to soothe blemishes and revive stressed complexions.

There are a lot of key ingredients within this Multi-Acid Peel which include:

  • AHA (Glycolic, Lactic, and Malic Acid): Builds skin elasticity, hydration level and visible plumpness of the skin to quickly reveal a fresher appearance.
  • BHA (Salicylic Acid): Normalizes cell regeneration and penetrates oil to keep skin clear of pore-clogging.
  • TXA (Tranexamic Acid): A medicinal amino acid long-known in dermatology for its use in treating pigment disorders. Used topically it revives dull skin and evens tone.
  • Apoptogenic Holy Basil Oil: An apoptogenic herb, rich in triterpenes and polyphenols. It help skin resist oxidative stress and irritation while building the skin’s innate defenses and restore balance.
  • Soothing Lipids: Replenishing omega fatty acids, sterols and bisabolol intensely nourish, soothe and refortify the skin barrier.
As you can imagine, this is quite the product to use and my skin has absolutely loved it, more so because I have had one of the worst head and sinus colds ive had in a long long time of late and my skin has felt so dry and dehydrated.

To use this Multi-Acid Peel, the advice is that it should be part of your nighttime skincare routine because of the ingredients.  After shaking the bottle for long enough to mix the ingredients together, as the above pictures show, you then dispense generous amount onto a cotton pad and then sweep over the face, neck, and chest. After doing this, there is no need to rinse and you can continue with your regular skincare routine. The first few times I used this Peel, I did feel a slight tingling sensation on my skin but after a week of using it, the tingle was less and less and Dr Murad do claim it is perfect for daily use.

Price and Availability

The Murad Resurgence Replenishing Multi-Acid Peel retails for £43 and you can find it on Lookfantastic, Debenhams, Selfridges and Murad themselves.


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Wednesday, 13 November 2019

ghd Platinum+ Black Professional Styler

I remember getting my first pair of ghd hair straighteners when I was at University and it was like a revelation, how on earth had I managed without them.  I was then given a pair of ghd Rare Straighteners as a gift after my first pair got lost during a house move and they have been with me ever since, some 10+ years!  New to my collection is the ghd Platinum+ Black Professional Styler which I have been kindly gifted and my gosh how things have changed. 
ghd Platinum+ Black Professional Styler
I have a really busy day job, so gone are the days when I can spend a good few hours getting ready to go anywhere and at the weekend, I am more likely to be found in my tracksuit than my LBD, but that doesn't mean I don't want my hair to look half decent. I have a lot of hair, it's thin but there is a lot, that is the phrase any hairstylist I've gone too uses, so styling my hair does take time, more so because it is naturally wavy, so I either work with those waves or I don't, depending on my mood.

The ghd Platinum+ Styler comes with the tagline "ghd’s SMART styler that predicts your hair’s needs" and are described as being a SMART styler with ground-breaking innovative technology that predicts your hair's needs.  Featuring breakthrough ultra-zone predictive technology, the ghd platinum+ styler recognises each section of hair and then adapts the temperature to ensure the optimum temperature of 185ÂșC is consistent across the two plates allowing for consistent results in one stroke. The heat is also monitored 250 times per second and through its predictive technology, so this means that not only does the styler recognises the thickness of your hair and speed at which you are styling it also adjusts accordingly so you get unbeatable results that are personalised to you.
ghd Platinum+ Black Professional Styler
ghd Platinum+ Black Professional Styler
The ghd Platinum+ styler features a unique wishbone hinge which ensures the precision milled plates stay aligned allowing for snag-free styling.  One issue I have had with other branded stylers is that the plates are quite rough and they do then snag the hair, so with this styler because the plates have a high gloss finish, they glide through the hair with no effort.  

They also come with universal voltage, so no matter where you are in the world, they work just as well there as they do at home.  They also come with the automatic sleep mode after 30 minutes of non-use, I am constantly worrying as to whether or not I switched off my straighteners and this is useful to have for those times.  There is also a 2.7m swivel cord as well, for me a must-have so I am not constantly tripping over a wire as I wander around styling my hair.  One of the most useful additions to the ghd styler for me is the heat resistant protective plate guard which protects the plates from being scratched, so you can take your style and your styler wherever you want

I have found the ghd Platinum+ Black Professional Styler an absolute breeze to use, I love that they are easy to use, I only need to run them through each section of my hair once to get the desired straightness that I need, whereas with my ghd Rare straighteners, which do still work they just don't get very warm, so I would spend a long time constantly running the plates over the same section of hair.  I love the new function of the on/off button which lights up and makes a beeping noise to let you know it’s on and then another jingle when it’s ready to use. I was surprised that they heat up within seconds and are ready to use.

Overall, I absolutely love how much easier these ghd Platinum+ straighteners make styling my hair, instead of taking more than half an hour, I can be done and ready in less than 10-minutes and because of their more rounded shape, I can work with the waves in my hair to make my natural curls more manageable too. 

Price and Availability



If you are asking Father Christmas for some new hair stylers/straighteners then without a shadow of a doubt,  I would highly recommend these. They literally are the most incredible straighteners that I have used since my ghd Rare and they are priced at £189 and with it comes with a 3-year warranty. These ghd Platinum+ Stylers are available in black, white and a limited edition pink design but there is also the option to upgrade your package and add other products to it.











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