Retinol. A skincare ingredient most of you will have heard of, yet one many are unsure about. Rightly so?
No. If you ask me, and you kind of do by visiting this blog, anyone should use a Vitamin A product. The question is not if, the question should be which one!
And to help you answer that I sat down and recorded a video, answering all the question I had received throughout the last months. Of course the title “Everything you need to know” is hybris and should not stop you from asking away in the comments. But it is catchy, don´t you think?
We all know, a good blogpost requires planning and dedication. So when I got my hands on the Corine de Farme Radiant and anti-tiredness eye cream, claiming to fight tiredness and signs of fatigue, I thought long and hard about how to really put it to the test, grabbed my husband and after 39 weeks of careful preparation finally had all the bits and pieces I needed to see how it would work:
A newborn, a toddler and for several weeks no more than three hours of sleep straight!
Now you may reason that having a baby is a little over the top to test eye cream claims, but I believe in doing things thoroughly. And he actually is really cute, so we are going to keep him.
But on to the important stuff: How did the Corine de Farme Radiant and anti-tiredness eye cream perform?
If you have been around for a little while now, you may have read my blogpost on „Pregnancy skincare“ (if not, here is the link) and remember that I claimed I´d not be introducing Vitamin A in my skincare until I finished breastfeeding and that I had never used it before.
Turns out I was wrong.
Because all my ingredient research aside, I had never considered that Rosehip Oil contains 0,4% retinoid acid, which is pretty much the stuff that retinyl palmitate is transferred into once it is applied to the skin.
Surprisingly enough, applying retinoid acid from rosehip oil is considered safe throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding, while retinyl palmitate isn’t. I guess that is because of most of the research these recommendations base on are focussing on orally taken Vitamin A in prescription strength.
But whatever the reason, I was pretty relieved when I learned it was, because I had been using my rosehip oil all throughout pregnancy. So relieved I even added a new product into my routine.
Ole Henriksen Pure Truth Youth Activation Oil, to be exact.
When you start blogging, you have many things you dream of.
Fancy events, exclusive previews and complete luxury makeup collections provided for free are just a few of them.
Of course, sharing your opinions and interacting with likeminded people around the world is what is mentioned whenever you are asked why you started to blog, and it really is true for the most of us, but I won’t deny that a little of the other stuff wouldn’t hurt as well.
As most of you know though, these things are the exception for the majority of bloggers, not the rule. But sometimes you get a taste of what they´d actually feel like.
I my case that was when I realized that the Oskia Renaissance 360 anti-ageing & brightening supreme cream included in my Cult Beauty box was an „Exclusive Preview“ launching in March 2016. Which meant I could play with it, thoroughly test it and be ready for a review with launch date! Like a proper blogger!
Granted, me and the other 10000 people that received the box, but hey, it still felt pretty great.
So without further ado, here are my thought on Oskias new launch.