Total Face Group

 

30% Lactic Acid Peel Using Ultra MD Skincare Products.

 

I started my consultation at Total Face Group with a skin analysis from the lovely Vanessa, she seemed very polite and knowledgeable, I expressed my concerns about my rosacea and she knew exactly what treatments weren't beneficial to me.  We took photographs of my skin without make up to see how my skin looks on the surface and beneath the surface using advanced technology. This type of technology shows you concerns you may not have known about since they are below the surface, for example I have pigmentation on my top lip and around my hairline which I cant see when im makeup free. The photos also let you see where you have excess oil production, redness, enlarged pores, uneven skin etc. 

Knowing that I have mild rosacea and some pigmentation, Vanessa suggested we do a Lactic Acid Peel, Lactic acid is mild enough for rosacea but it still effective at evening out skin tone (although you may need more than 1 treatment). The peel I was going to be having was using all Ultra MD Skincare products which is the sister company to Ultraceuticals. This Ultra MD range can only be bought from clinics as you need to advised by a skincare professional as to what products to use. Using these products without guidance could cause further damage to your skin, so make sure you see a skincare professional.

Steps Involved in the Peel

Cleanser

Alcohol pre-peel Solution

Lactic Acid 30% Solution

Neutralising Solution

Post Peel Care which consisted on Ultraceuticals Ultra C Firming Eye Cream, Ultra MD Rich Moisturiser Cream, Ultraceuticals Ultra Protective Antioxidant Complex, Ultraceuticals Ultra A Skin Perfecting Serum.

The Aftermath

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Immediately After

Left Side

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Immediately After

Right Side

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30 Mintues Later

Redness has calmed down

Day 1

My skin felt very smooth and looked very clean, I also started to notice the pigmentation on my top lip and around my hairline getting darker

Day 5

 

I had dryness around my lips and the perimeter of my face, including the forehead. It felt as if I needed a to give my face a good scrub. I could also see darks dots that were flaking off, if you look closely there is one on my left cheek and left side of my forehead.

 

Day 9 

Skin felt smooth and shiny, no more dryness on the face. Lip pigmentation is still there but looks alot better. Also with the naked eye I can no longer see pigmentation in my hairline. I am also aware that pigmentation will no go completely away with one treament. 

Day 5

I had dryness around my lips and the perimeter of my face, including the forehead. It felt as if I needed a to give my face a good scrub. I could also see darks dots that were flaking off, if you look closely there is one on my left cheek and left side of my forehead.

 

Overall, I'm very happy with the lactic acid peel, my skin felt smoother and looked clearer. I'm also very happy that it didn't aggravate my rosacea. The place itselfs looks a little outdated, and I hated the fact then when you walk past reception to sit in the waiting room you pass an office that is completely open, no door or wall. My skin therapist was lovely, though I did hear other staff talking about what they were having for lunch from the waiting room. 

To find out what other treatments Total Face Group offer click here, or to find a clinic 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.
* This treatment was gifted to me to review, and does not impact my thoughts on the treatment. 
* Main Image was taken from Ultra MD website.
* I have NO affiliation with the links provided.
* All personal images are mine.

Grown Alchemist Beauty Products

 

My Review of Grown Alchemist. 

Grown Alchemist, an Australian skin care brand with an array of products made from ground-breaking scientific formulations is a welcome addition to the vast array of beauty care products already in the market. 

What makes Grown Alchemist beauty products special though is their formulation. They contain natural peptides and antioxidants that enhance skin renewal and diminish the effects of anti-aging.  

But just because you hear scientific formulations should be no cause for alarm as the products are 100 % organic. 

These range of beauty products from creams, to oils, cleansers, moisturisers and anti-aging serums all work to renew, cleanse and moisturise the skin from within. So go on and stimulate your inner beauty with these organic, clinically proven formulations that lessen fine lines and wrinkles giving your skin that beautiful, glowing, youthful skin.

The Geniuses Behind Grown Alchemists

Grown Alchemist skincare range with all-organic ingredients was the brainchild of Australian brothers Keston and Jeremy Mujis. They effortlessly fused together scientific formulations and natural ingredients to produce an all-organic beauty skin care range that optimises the health of the skin above all.  These certified natural botanical ingredients and powerful natural formulations provided the ultimate beauty results without the damaging effects of artificial ingredients. They ethically assembled the products into beautiful packages and made them all-affordable across the divide. The result has been a sustained wave of uptake into the market owing to their great results on the skin and pocket friendly prices. 

Owing to their success, Grown Alchemist now have devolved cosmetic chemists based in London, New York and Paris. These are dedicated in the in their quest for perfect beauty formulations for all.

What Grown Alchemist Believes

 Beauty is natural so should everything that enhances it.  Mother Nature already has ingredients discovered by the two Australian brothers that came together and cleverly fused them for our own benefit. Thanks to them hairs now breathe better, our skins are glowing with health and vitality and our general outlook has improved because when you look good, you feel good!

That said Grown Alchemist viewpoint on cleansing is about eliminating impurities as opposed to natural water-binding formulations that keep skin saturated and tight. They believe that by organically optimising the functions of the skin, the skin on its own is able to achieve real beauty results. A double cleanse routine comes highly recommended as it first, removes make-up, and effects pollution and daily dirt build-up on the skin. This is followed by a second skin cleanse that leaves the skin fresh, clear and well-adjusted. The result is a radiant, youthful skin.

Grown Alchemist beauty care products range include: specially formulated skincare cleansers, serums and anti-aging moisturisers; body care exfoliants, body washes, and oils; and professional hair care treatments, volumizing, anti-frizz, detoxing, strengthening, nourishing and hair colour products among others.

My Review on Some of the Grown Alchemist Products I've Tried

Firstly, before I get started on individual product reviews, how beautiful is the packaging of all the Grown Alchemist products, I love the brown glass and the simplicity of the design, plus every single item I tried smells so nice and botanical. I throughly enjoyed using the Grown Alchemist regime I must say. The Grown Alchemist products I reviewed are from Mecca.

 

Hydra-Restore Cream Cleanser: Olive Leaf & Plantago Extract

A beautiful creamy cleanser that goes a long way, I was able to remove my makeup using this cleanser and it didn't hurt my eyes either, though I did find I needed a little more help with my mascara, so I use this as my secondary cleanse. This cleanser is enriched with olive leaf, vitamins A and E, quercetin, rutin and kaempferol to fight visible signs of ageing, yarrow extract to tone and firm, red seaweed extract to even out tone and texture and plantago extract to cleanse and tighten pores. Even with my sensitive skin I found this cleanser to be extremely gentle and it did not irritate the skin. I thoroughly enjoyed this cleanser and will continue to use until it runs out. This cleanser retails for $49 for 100ml and I have been using this cleanser twice a day for the last 4 weeks and I'm not even half way through. 

 

Hydra-Mist+: Desert Lime & Amino-Peptide

A lightweight yet potent facial mist infused with a whole host of skin-loving botanicals to treat skin beyond the surface level. I spray a few pumps morning and night after my shower, I love the smell very botanical with a hint of lime. I was skeptical of the small size of the bottle, I thought this won't last very long, especially with my heavy hand when it comes to misting, though it lasted 1 month using twice a day and heavily spraying my face too. This mist retails for $30 for 30ml. This did not irritate my skin either, I always worry about trying new products because you never know which ones will cause me to flush if I'm unaware of the ingredients, none of the Grown Alchemist products I tried made me flush or irritate my skin, which is a good sign. 

 

Regenerating Night Cream: Neuro-Peptide & Violet Leaf Extract

This products retails for $95 for 40g, which seems very small but it is extremely worth it. This is my favourite product for the ones I've listed here today. This is a night moisturiser that is a rich thick cream  consistency that feels like nothing on your skin when applied, you will not feel this product on your skin once absorbed which is almost instantly. You will wake up with your skin feeling nourished, hydrated and refreshed. I also noticed that my skin looked as though I didn't have any rosacea concerns which is amazing. This cream contains so many beneficial ingredients such as neuropeptides that act to boost collagen and elastin levels, increase cohesion and stabilization of collagen networks and reducing degradation of collagen structure to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, it also is infused with frankincense extract to calm and soothe, violet extract to even skin tone, antioxidant-rich green tea extract to fight damaging free radicals, omega 7 to heal and hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate. 

 

Detox Serum Antioxidant+3 Complex

This product I apply twice a day, morning and night, and at night I follow with the Regenerating Night Cream: Neuro-Peptide & Violet Leaf Extract, this in conjunction with the moisturiser has totally changed my skin, I will be inserting a photo below that wasn't intended on going on my blog so I do apologise for the background and its unprofessional appearance, but you can see my skin just looks a whole look clearer, from pigmentation and redness from old acne scars and signs of dehydration are gone. This product retails for $65 for 30ml, and I'm not even 1/4 through yet and it's been a month using twice a day. 

Overall, I'm so impressed with Grown Alchemistthe brand actual excites me and I can't wait to try more products from them, I never thought I'd say that cause I usually try so many cosmeceuticals type of products, and tend to not review many organic products. See the picture below to see what you think, although I do have a birthmark in the centre of my forehead and a small pimple on my cheek. This image was taken straight after I had a swim, hence the t-shirt wrapped around my hair. To see more products from Grown Alchemist click the link here if you are from Australia, and click here for international. Available in store at Mecca.

 

 
 
 
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 Image was taken from Grown Alchemist website.
* I have NO affiliation with the links provided.

Get To Know

 

111 Skin

Dr. Yannis is a plastic surgeon at 111 Harley Street in London, this clinic is known as one of Harley Street’s best cosmetic surgery practices. He is known for his facial reconstructive and rejuvenation treatments and he has certainly made his mark in the field with a lot of people coming in to have one of his treatments. During his days of surgical treatments he created a serum which he would administer to his patients as part of his after-care treatment used to minimize scarring, this serum was popular with his patients and they were buying in bulk. He received numerous feedback that the serum not only helped with post surgery but treated other things including aging. 

From the success of the serum, an entire skincare line with amazing products was born. The formulas he created stimulates the body's natural repair system to work on the lines and wrinkles that are already present. The 111Skin collection gives you glowing, radiant and plump skin. The entire range of products is powerful and effective and one that most women love is the line that aids in depuffing the under-eye area and protecting the delicate skin of the region.

The collection offers a beautiful solution to target ageing, and uses technologically advanced ingredients, These particles are in the form of micro-spheres that can penetrate more deeply into the skin to deliver the ingredients in the products that offer anti-ageing benefits, the second ones are ingredients that boost skin’s elasticity, and the final one helps with hydration. The products in the 111Skin line have done so much research to help protect the skin's outer layer, strengthen cells, minimize signs of aging and aid skin regeneration. 

Continue reading to see my reviews on some of the 111Skin products I have tried.

Y Theorem Repair Light Serum NAC Y2

This product is great for everyone, especially those who have just had aggressive facial peels and laser treatments. This serum has a very thin consistency that absorbs into the skin almost immediately. Just to note, I used all these products in my review in conjunction with one an other. After 3 days I noticed my skin looked brighter and clearer, the redness on my cheeks and towards my jawline looked more diffused, exactly what I'd like to see happen to my redness. 

 

Cryo Activating Hydra Gel

I only had a small sample pot of this product but I found a little went a long way. So I was able to use this for weeks on end. This product has a light cream consistency and is milky in colour. When applying to your face, the first thing you notice is it is so cold on your skin, so I found it to be really refreshing and cooling on my rosacea. Every evening when I applied this gel I would notice my skin appeared to look like it had no signs of rosacea at all. This product is also very hydrating, I had no signs of dehydration when I wore this on my face. 

Daily Orbit Energising Essence NAC Y2

I used this product after cleansing my skin with a cotton pad, it instantly makes my skin look fresh, I then follow with the Y Theorem Repair Light Serum NAC Y2. It has a slightly thicker consistency than your average toners, but that definitely isn't a negative point, just an observation. This product didnt irritate my skin, or cause flushing to my rosacea. Overall a lovely essence that gives life back to your skin if your looking a little dull.

If you are interested in trying any 111Skin products or reading more about them, then Click Here. To view stockists in your area then 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 111Skin website, click name to provide link
* I have NO affiliation with the links provided.

Embryolisse

 

My Review of Some of Their Cult Favourite Products.

 
 
Lait Creme Concentrate

What is Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré?

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè Moisturiser provides your skin with all the nutrients and water it needs for balance, and reconstitutes its hydrolipidic film - the barrier that protects the skin from aggression - and accelerates cell renewal. Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè Moisturiser leaves skin supple and elastic once more. Skin is plumped, smoothed and incredibly soft.

Main actives:
- Beeswax: protects skin
- Shea Butter: nourishes and softens skin
- Mineral Oil : nourishes skin
- Glycerol and Amino Acids: moisturises skin
- Symdiol 68T paraben-free preservative complex

How to use Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré.

Apply morning and/or night to clean, dry face. Massage in gently without applying pressure, and leave to penetrate. The Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè Moisturiser can also be used to cleanse the skin or remove make-up, as a repairing mask or as an after shave cream. So gentle it can also be used as a baby-care product

My Review on Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré.

I found this Crème to be incredibly hydrating and nourishing, it also absorbs into the skin quite quickly, without the feeling of a film sitting on the skins surface. I have used this product on its own and under makeup. Both equally left my face looking hydrated and plumper from my skin retaining moisture. This product  is suited to all skin types, even those with rosacea like me. I would repurchase this again as it feels like the perfect all rounder product. This product retails for $35 AUD and is available from Adore beauty.


 

What is Embryolisse Secret De Maquilleurs Soin Correcteur De Teint?

A universal skin protector, it adapts to ones skin tone and has been likened to a second-skin veil. Wrinkles, fine lines and large pores are blurred by soft-focus particle and light reflecting pigments that together offer a high level coverage. Active ingredients include hyaluronic acid to plump and smooth, glycerine to moisturise and biosaccharide, a multi-tasking ingredient that hydrates, smoothes and protects the skin from premature aging. The silky smooth texture of Embryolisse Secret de Maquilleur CC Cream is light in texture, yet it also provides protection against UV rays through mineral pigments enriched with SPF 20. Contains self-adjusting pigments so it's suitable for a range of skin tones. 

How to use Embryolisse Secret De Maquilleurs Soin Correcteur De Teint.

Apply a pea sized amount to clean, hydrated skin. Apply as if you would a foundation. 

My Review on Embryolisse Secret De Maquilleurs Soin Correcteur De Teint. 

This product is absolutely amazing, hands down the best CC cream I have ever tried. This leaves my skin looking flawless. It is full coverage with no need to apply a concealer, this even covers the redness from my rosacea on my cheeks. It has a thick consistency but doesn't feel heavy on the skin. My only negative is that it doesn't come in a variety of shades as the pigments corrects to your skin tone. I found that I was too pale, the colour that comes out the tube is already dark, and I didnt see it go lighter. But I am able to wear it when I'm tanned and I love it then. This product retails for $60 AUD, available from Adore Beauty.


 
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What is Embryolisse Lotion Micellaire?

Embryolisse Lotion Micellaire is an all-in-one makeup remover that lightly cleanses your skin as it removes all makeup, even waterproof. This solution is gentle, effective and quick drying, and no rinsing is required. Micelles (gentle cleansing agents) and soothing glycerin combine in a delicate water-based solution rich in chamomile, witch-hazel and cornflower. The fast drying formulation also makes Embryolisse Lotion Micellaire great for touch ups or correcting mistakes when applying makeup.

How to use Embryolisse Lotion Micellaire?

Apply to the face, eye area and neck using a make-up removal pad. Repeat until the pad stays clean. Pat dry gently.

My Review on Embryolisse Lotion Micellaire.

Soothing, gentle and non-drying. Great for eye area and does not sting. It can be used as makeup remover and cleansing toner. Although gentle, it really removes debris and makeup. This retails for $32 AUD, and is available from Adore Beauty.

 


Overall, I'm quite impressed with Embryolisse, and I look forward to trying more of their products. If you're interested in Embryolisse I recommend Adore Beauty as their authorised stockists within Australia, they also over free shipping.

*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 product was sent for a trial, and does not impact my personal views. This is NOT a paid post.

* Image was taken from Adore Beauty Website. Click Image for Link.

* Basic information came from Adore Beauty and Embryolisse website.