Wedding Ready Skin With DMK Skincare

 
 

The Quest for Perfect Skin on my Wedding Day.

Before I get into the knit and gritty of this post I want to give you a run down on the brand I placed my trust in to get my skin wedding ready. DMK stands for Danné Montague-King the founder and creator, who has been a pioneer in the skincare industry since the 1960s. DMK’s concept of REMOVE, REBUILD, PROTECT, MAINTAIN aims to match an individual’s biochemistry with the appropriate skin therapy. Botanical-based paramedical products make up the DMK skin care program. With all this said I couldn’t find a bad/ negative review anywhere on the web and boy did I look.

I personally left my skin journey short (3 weeks), I wish I had started 3 months before, but Debbie my DMK Professional Skin Revision technician told me there was still hope to achieve my skin goals, which were for smoother skin, redness diminished and just overall more hydration . I’ll be updating this post as my in clinic treatments continue. Debbie has devised a plan of 3 in clinic treatments and at home regime to follow.

My first treatment consisted of a deep cleanse, a mild peel, some red vein serum applied which will help with my rosacea then the famous enzyme therapy, which enhances optimal skin functioning by working with the internal systems to increase circulation, oxygenation and lymphatic drainage tightens and strengthens the skin through enhanced collagen production.

At first, Enzyme therapy feels like all of the others, slightly thick in texture and normal. After a few minutes the mask will start to harden until finally it sets to a hard, it feels like concrete. It’s tight, a little itchy and feels as though the mask is alive because you can feel your skin start to pulsate. Sounds a bit odd but this mask enhances skin function by increasing circulation, oxygenation and lymphatic drainage, like I said above. It’s a type of reverse osmosis that flushes through the cells, clears toxins and free radicals and stimulates collagen production.

Once removed, Debbie then applied an infusion of products specific for my skin type and concerns. Lots of Biogen C, Seba - E drops and a Herbal and Mineral Mist. I was genuinely shocked at how much product was on my face and thought it would never absorb, but the Herbal Mist used assists with driving ingredients deep into the skin making this one of my new favourite products.

Round 1 In Clinic Treatment

Before
Before (1st Clinic Treatment)
During My Enzyme Therapy
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Plasmatic Effect After Enzyme Therapy
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After
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The Next Day

Skin felt extremely smooth and looked amazing, I couldn’t stop touching my, skin.

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Round 2 In Clinic Treatment

After the Double Cleanse
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Quick Peel (The Hot One) Applied

This peel was extremely hot but cooled down with a fan. The ingredient cassia from the Chinese cinnamon nut creates a pseudo heat that stimulates the surface vascular area which in turn causes a healing effect due to flushing fresh blood and lymph into the skin and removing old blood and lymph.

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Enzyme Therapy Mask After 45 Mintues

It is impossible to look sexy in this mask. The mask sets like concrete, you can try and move your face but you won’t have much success.

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Immediately after Enzyme Therapy Mask is Washed Off

Skin instantly looks fresher and redness reduced. I only had a small plasmatic effect after my second treatment which unfortunately didn’t show up in my photo.

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At the End of my Second In Clinic Treatment
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Round 3 In Clinic Treatment

After the Cleansing Regime
Enzyme Therapy Type 2 Mask Applied 

This mask this is same as the original mask just the active ingredients are stronger.

After 3rd In Clinic Treatment

My skin looks overall clearer, smoother and more hydrated.


Overall I’m beyond happy with my results, it’s only been 3 weeks and I can already see changes in my skin which is relatively quick. I can also tell my rosacea is a lot calmer, which is one of my main concerns. I will continue to use some of the DMK Skincare products that I have at home. Some of the products I really loved and some I could pass on, though I will continue to use them all until I run out and then evaluate how my skins looking .

Some of the standout products for me were from the Enbioment Range, which is I lucky enough to try before it was available to the public. The Enbioment range reintroduces healthy bacteria and encourages the reestablishment of existing healthy bacteria essential to maintaining skin health. By rebalancing the microbiome of the skin, we help ensure the skin’s immune and mechanical barrier functions are performing optimally. Continue to scroll down for more photos of my skin journey taken from DMK.



You can find out more about DMK Skincare click here, or to find your nearest clinic click here.

Disclaimer:
*All opinions are based on personal experiences. Skincareblogger is not a skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.
*This was NOT a paid post.
* These products were gifted to me to review. Products being gifted does not impact my thoughts on the products. 
* Main Image was taken from DMK website, click name to provide link

* I have NO affiliation with the links provided.










An Easy Smile with EZ SMILE

 

EZ SMILE - TEETH STRAIGHTEN

A perfect smile is something a lot of people strive for, aligned teeth could help to reach that goal. People striving to have aligned teeth have to go through numerous dentist visits and may even need multiple procedures (tooth removal) to have aligned teeth, lets not forget about the huge expense. So lets talk about EZ SMILE.

 

How it’s different? 

You have so many options to treat your teeth from the braces to other multiple treatments. All these solutions require some frequent visits to the dentists and appointments as well. Eventually, you end up having larger costs and financial burden as well. Most of the people could not think about the teeth alignment due to the expenses. EZ SMILE offers you a simple and cost-efficient way of having perfectly aligned teeth. It is a kind of independent teeth alignment setup that you can use without having multiple dentist appointments and works efficiently. 

Does it cost much? 

In comparison to the conventional and other dental methods of having teeth alignment, EZ SMILE costs very low. The initial kit comes with $99 that goes to almost $41.35 per week for the whole procedure. Collectively you will end up paying $2149 for having a perfect smile. It is much less and 70% cheaper than the traditional aligners. You are not able to find any other perfect solution to the aligners than EZ SMILE with this reduced cost. 

Can you order it? 

To evaluate whether EZ SMILE is for you or not all, you need to go through a simple questionnaire. With a set patterned questioner it will be analyzed whether EZ SMILE can work for you or not. Once you get the confirmation, you will be redirected to place an order for the impression kit. 

How does it work for you? 

After getting done with the initial quiz, you will order the impression kit. Once you have the kit, you need to place the impression of your teeth using the kit at home and send it to the EZ SMILE orthodontist .Using your impression, EZ SMILE lab will create a 3D teeth straightening plan for you. With the plan, you will get a demonstration video and initial aligners. It will also explain the number of aligners you may need in the procedure. 

EZ SMILE comes with a larger success rate and gives ultimate results. It is a complete alignment treatment for the people who want to spend less and get better results. It is safe and less hectic as you do not have to take frequent appointments. Moreover, the aligners are fully transparent and comfortable to put on. 

My experience with Ez smile

To start off my teeth weren’t bad, but I did have a few teeth that bothered me as they weren’t as straight like the rest, they were turned in and outwards, so when the opportunity arose to try EZ SMILE I couldn’t have been happier. I watched Instagrammer/ YouTuber Jade Madden’s review and it looked like such a simple process and her results are amazing.

As mentioned above, you firstly need to fill out the questionnaire to see if you are eligible for an EZ SMILE transformation, I was successful, so from there you get sent your impression kit. The impression can be made in the comfort of your own home, all you need is a mirror. There are also videos online to help you make your impression if your not feeling confident, but it was very easy, once this is complete you can send you impression away for EZ SMILE to start making you aligners. One of the most exciting parts is when you receive your 3D teeth straightening plan, a video that shows your teeth from the beginning and then at the end of your transformation. I was so exciting when I watched the video I just couldn’t wait to begin my transformation. I didn’t experience any discomfort wearing my aligners at all, though when changing to the new set they sometimes feel tight but nothing that would be of any concern. I haven’t finished my transformation yet, my top teeth required 14 aligners and my bottom teeth required 8 aligners so at the moment I’m on my 6th set, so stay tuned on my blog and instagram to see my final results.

Before

Before

Onto my 6th Set of aligners 8 more to go on my top teeth.

Onto my 6th Set of aligners 8 more to go on my top teeth.

BEFORE

AFTER


If you still have questions or you wanna read a bit more about EZ SMILE, then head over to there website.


 

Disclaimer:

*All opinions are based on personal experiences. Skincareblogger is not a skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.

*This is NOT a paid post.

* These products were gifted to me to review. Products being gifted does not impact my thoughts on the products.

* Main Images were taken from EZ SMILE website, click name to provide link

* I have NO affiliation with the links provided.

Custom Skincare for You

 

Blend and Boost

What is Blend and Boost and why is it a revolutionized skincare solution?

Blend and Boost has redefined skin care through customisation to cater to your skin’s needs by providing a genuine alternative to mass-produced and conventional skincare. The best way to achieve optimal skin care is by understanding your skin’s exclusive requirements. Blend and Boost believes that each person has their own story to tell through their skin which is why skincare resolutions must be suited to their personal needs. 

What it entails

Blend and Boost uses active cosmetic ingredients that are scientifically tested to provide custom-built solutions for each person’s skin concerns.

How do they do this?

-    An in-depth analysis of your skin is conducted using modern imaging technology software and hardware.

-    An ideal blend of advanced cream boosters and active cosmetic boosters is selected

-    A custom-made skincare product with your individual Blend and Boost code is prepared. The formula is then reviewed and modified with time as your skin also changes due to factors like lifestyle, environment, or season. 

The patent-pending Blend and Boost concept enables you to obtain a custom-made product. This personalized cream is developed by mixing their active cosmetic boosters into a dermatologist-approved cream formula depending on your skin requirements. You are assured of authentic personalization with Blend and Boost as they provide all combinations possible. 

Benefits of the cosmetic boosters used

-    Patented technologies offer exclusive and unique ingredients to aid individual skin concerns i.e. acetyl octapeptide-3, Beta-glucans, and hyaluronic liposomes. Blend and Boost have discovered patented technologies that have been created specifically to boost the delivery of these active cosmetic boosters within the skin. The progressive delivery systems enable you to get the most out of the benefits of the Blend and Boost solution. 

-    Antioxidants like vitamin E, vitamin C, Co-enzyme Q10, and Acai extract delay the skin’s aging process and protect the skin. There is sufficient research material showcasing the importance of antioxidants in anti-aging elements of any skin care product. Antioxidants hold a crucial role in combating premature aging and they have been proven to enhance the radiance of the skin. They also reduce the appearance of fine lines, discolorations, and age spots. 

-    Extremely studied, pure peptide molecules improve the skin’s firmness, reduce wrinkles, and act on skin sensitivity through potent activity. Peptides are made of short-chain proteins comprised of amino acids acting as the primary signals by enhancing cell-to-cell communication. Peptides aid the skin’s repair mechanisms, they decrease any signs of aging, and are good for sensitive skin.

-    They use natural vegetal ingredients extracted from renewable sources i.e. aloe vera, blackcurrant oil, and mango butter. Conventional uses of various plants have been supported by scientific research for their benefits in skin care. Blend and Boost has ventured into this extensive biodiversity to hand-select natural, safe, and pure ingredients possessing tested beauty benefits to revitalise and hydrate the skin. 

-    Individual boosters are personally selected from newest dermatological innovations. The combinations work in coordination with potent science-backed ingredients, and advanced delivery systems to target particular skin concerns.

Blend and Boost is all around the world, so to find a Blend and Boost provider near you click here.

 

 

Disclaimer:

*All opinions are based on personal experiences. Skincareblogger is not a skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.

*This is NOT a paid post.

* These products were gifted to me to review. Products being gifted does not impact my thoughts on the products.

* Main Images were taken from Blend and Boost website, click name to provide link

* I have NO affiliation with the links provided.

 

 

Elucent Skincare Part 2

 

 

Elucent Products: What Your Skin Needs

That supple, soft and cuddly skin you are wishing for is not a mirage. It is achievable, when and only when you take care of your skin with the right products. Elucent skin care products are tailored for rejuvenation of the skin and to keep off the fine lines. The ingredients of each skincare product are carefully selected for safety and efficacy. In addition to the use of Elucent skincare products, remember to eat balanced diet and drink plenty of water for total body wellness. Clinically tested, these products’ owners have used scientific methods to ascertain what they claim. Therefore, rest assured you can trust them, they also do not test on animals. We all know sometimes price of products can keep us away, but Elucent skincare products are very much affordable so don’t stress.

Elucent has two skincare ranges: the anti-aging range and the whitening range.

 

Elucent anti-aging range of products

As soon as we check out of the teenage years, the skin begins to feel the effects of the accumulating years. The environmental elements such as the sun rays, wind, the cold among others now cause more and quicker damage and signs of aging on the skin becomes apparent in almost a blink of an eye. But, should we be helpless and let the skin deal with these issues on its own? Absolutely not! It is only prudent to let the experts make suitable products that let us take of the skin. Of course the skin will be grateful for the TLC and respond by glowing and looking young and bright. Elucent skincare products which are owned by Ego Pharmaceuticals and the anti-aging range to be particular, uses a combination therapy of alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and vitamins to keep the wrinkles and the fine lines as far away as possible from your skin. The AHAs work by helping the old cells of the skin to exfoliate to reveal a younger layer of healthy skin cells. The skin sheds off the dead cells but it definitely needs assistance to keep the skin cells renewal even. AHAs also accelerate the process. Further, the AHAs enable the skin cells absorb moisturisers when applied for a prolonged, radiant look. 

To supplement the work done by AHAS, are vitamins. Vitamins E, C and B3 work on the finer things such as ensuring the free radicals generated in the body are neutralised before they cause you harm. For a complete care of your skin, invest in the anti-aging gentle cleanser to gently exfoliate your skin, the moisturiser which is SPF 50+ to protect you from the sun rays, the eye cream for bags-free eyes, the serum and of course the body moisturiser for whole body skin care. 

Elucent whitening range of products

This range of products is meant to keep your skin even toned. Walking around with hyper-pigmentation spots doesn’t flatter anyone. In addition to the B3, C and E vitamins mentioned earlier, the manufacturers have also incorporated safflower seed oil and phyllanthus emblica fruit extract in the whitening products. They are all powerful antioxidants and the seed oil will moisturise and soothe your skin. 

For the last month I've been reviewing Elucent skincare again, but this time I tried a few different products in my regime from the last time, if you interested in reading my last Elucent blog post then click here.

My AM Routine

  1. Elucent Anti Ageing Gentle Cleanser

  2. Elucent Whitening Eye Cream

  3. Elucent Anti Ageing Day Moisturiser SPF 50+

My PM Routine

  1. Elucent Anti Ageing Gentle Cleanser

  2. Elucent Whitening Eye Cream

  3. Elucent Whitening Spot Corrector

  4. Elucent Whtiening Night Moisturiser

Overall, I have loved all the Elucent products, I have seen reduced pigmentation on my top lip and pigmentation fading around the tops of my cheeks where my sunglasses wouldn't cover, and these results were just after just 1 month, so I'm very impressed (see pictures below week 1 to week 4). In this one month I also didn't have clinical peels or laser to have the most accurate results I could. I have sensitive skin and found no problems with any of the products though I would say, if you have never tried any products containing AHAs, I would ease onto the cleanser or water down the solution til you build a tolerance. The spot corrector couldn't have come at a better time. I always get the hormonal acne once a month and I find those spots are the ones that scar my face even if I don't pick them. So I'll definitely continue you the spot corrector. The Moisturiser I used in the morning was fine, it had a SPF smell but wasn't over barring. I prefer the night moisturiser but I understand that I need an SPF throughput the day, It had a nice feeling on the skin and I don't think it have a heavy feeling at all, though my skin is dry at the moment. 

So, go on and spoil your skin with these products which are all made in Australia. Available at your local Chemist Warehouse, My Chemist and the Ego online store.

 

Disclaimer:
*All opinions are based on personal experiences. Skincareblogger is not a skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.
*This is a paid post.
* These products were gifted to me to review. Products being gifted does not impact my thoughts on the products. 
* Main Image was taken from Elucent website, click name to provide link

* I have NO affiliation with the links provided.

Tatcha

 

Tatcha Skincare: More Than Just Products

 Skin is the largest organ of the body and is what we display to the world. This means investing in the right products for your skin is not a luxury but a necessity. We owe our skin that much for the protective role it does to keep off bugs and other harmful things such as, chemicals from gaining entry into the fragile inner organs. Therefore, whenever you are out there shopping for products to maintain a healthy skin and look good while at it ☺, practice due diligence to ensure you get the right products for your type of skin. 

Further, it helps to know the story or stories behind those beauty and skincare products. One company you should consider for wholesome care of your skin is the Tatcha Skincare. Tatcha skincare range of products consists of serums, cleansers, masks and so much more. So, what is their story?

From a geisha to your beauty shelf

In most instances, it is only when one is faced with a challenge that they are able to think out of the box for possible solutions. This is the story of Tatcha. Victoria Tsai, the founder of Tatcha suffered from dermatitis. As she faced this problem, she became more aware of the importance of what goes into the skincare products. Endowed with a purpose and decade old experience working with large corporations, she headed to Japan to seek out a holistic approach to skincare. 

An engagement with a geisha revolutionised her thinking. She learned time-tested skincare secrets passed from the ancient Japanese. Of course these were all documented in a guide. This special guide is the cornerstone of Tatcha. Armed with the magical ingredients, she sought out modern scientists to put in the modern technologies to ensure maximum efficacy and safety. As a result, Tatcha collection of skincare products is unveiled. 

In addition, the story goes beyond beauty. From all the purchases, a percentage goes towards funding of underprivileged girls education in Africa and Asia. Such stories are inspirational and show a company’s values and beliefs that are more than skin-deep.  

The products

Tatcha skincare products are inspired by ancient Japanese beauty and skincare rituals. Therefore, if you seek that line of products you may consider Tatcha. The products are categorised for each skin type including the sensitive skin. Besides manufacturing products for the regular skin, the company also has products for problematic skin conditions such as eczema, hyper-pigmentation and enlarged pores. 

The ingredients mostly comprise natural herbs and plants and their derivatives. For example, some of the ingredients used in Tatcha products are green tea, peony and pearl. Green tea extracts are known for the anti-aging properties because they are rich in anti-oxidants. Peony is a beautiful flower that has been hailed for its superior anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting and moisturising advantages. These are the ultimate skincare properties that everyone would wish for. The cherry at the top has got to be the pearl. For a porcelain-like and glowing skin, the pearl’s ground powder contains minerals and amino acids that reinforce the natural collagen for a replenished and firm skin.

Mini review

After years of buying and trying every moisturiser out there, this one is like no other. A super gentle yet nourishing gel moisturiser that literally feels like water on the skin - no stickiness, or heaviness!  and absorbs instantly. 

 

                   Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil  $70 - 

                   Tatcha One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil $70 - 

This is in my top two ever... I have tried over 10 cleansing oils in my life and I find this one is perfection, removes excess oils, mascara, stick foundation and doesn't leave a film on my skin. I also love the packaging.

 

                             Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist  $70 - 

                            Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist $70 - 

I use this in my skin care regime and also after I have applied my makeup. The spray is so light so you aren't left with little wet patches on your skin. Gives me such a dewy complexion with or without makeup.

 

                                         Tatcha The Essence  $138 - 

                                        Tatcha The Essence $138 - 

Highly recommended, leaves my face feeling intensely hydrated. It doesn't have a strong scent at all. I like to apply it after I get out of the shower and before I apply my water cream. I have seen a change in my skin, the clarity on my cheeks and defused redness from my rosacea, overall giving my skin that healthy glow. I would definitely repurchase. 

 

Tatcha products I want to try next

If you are located in Australia, Tatcha is available at Mecca so click here to view there extensive range of products, for the rest of the world click here.

 
Disclaimer:
*All opinions are based on personal experiences. Skincareblogger is not a skincare specialist and will not be held liable for any recommendations. Therefore try at your own risk.
*This is NOT a paid post.
* These products were gifted to me to review. Products being gifted does not impact my thoughts on the products. 
* Images were taken from Mecca website, click images to take you to the source.
* I have NO affiliation with the links provided.