Lacura face Hydro Multi-Intensiv Serum – Beauty on a budget

If you have been around for some time now, you know that I focus on ingredients when reviewing skincare more than I do on how something feels on my skin. That isn’t because I don’t care about the experience of applying stuff, I love a silky smooth texture as much as anyone else.

It is because I believe that if you have to rely on the claims a brand makes, you are just as likely to get great skin as you are to win the lottery. It may happen, but the odds are against you.


Laura face Hydro Multi-Intensiv serum
Lacura face Hydro Multi-Intensiv serum


On top of that, if you know what ingredients you need, you will be able to discover gems where you usually stock up on groceries. For a bargain.

Like the Lacura face Hydro Mulit-Intensiv serum. Found at Aldi.

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Resveratrol Premium Essence of Youth – Do you like wine?

Did I tell you that my father owns a vineyard in the South of France? I know I did on Instagram, but I am not sure I mentioned it here. He has been into wine for as long as I can remember, collecting precious bottles, tasting different grapes and finally venturing into production himself.

Now I don’t like wine.

At all.

I don’t drink it. I know nothing about soils and grapes and stuff. I don’t even like the smell.

I was a huge disappointment to my father.


Resveratrol Premium Essence of Youth Serum
Resveratrol Premium Essence of Youth Serum


Until I found the one thing that can get me all excited about wine. Or the grapes at least.

The skincare benefits of course!

Resveratrol in particular. And against common belief in the blogosphere, there is more than the one brand everybody automatically thinks of when it comes to this antioxidant gem.

Let me introduce you to M. Asams Resveratrol Essence of Youth serum*.

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Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster – Could you face the truth?

Have you ever done a face scan showing you how much the sun has actually damaged your skin?

I haven´t, but I have read about it quite a lot. And even though I would most likely be petrified with horror when I see the results, I have never been one to hide from the truth. At least that is what I tell myself.

Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster
Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster

To be honest (should I say truthful, to stick with a theme here?) I know that the damage would be great, for I know I haven’t listened to my mother teaching me about the importance of sunscreen back in the days. Instead I tried anything to tan my NC 15 skin as quickly and deeply as possible. I believed in the whole “Red first, tanned later” approach!

So before I actually get the chance to do one, I will try my very best to repair as much of the damage already done. And to help me with that, I tried Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster from the Vitamin C complex range. Read more


Old wives mill – The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth Concentrate

A little further north from where I live is the federal state of Thüringen. Somewhere there, legend has it, a mill exists, called the “Old wives mill”. If you have grown old and tired and want to be  (and look) young again, you approach the mill, get thrown in at the top and leave at the bottom, all fresh and crisp. Rumor has it it doesn’t even hurt!

The Body Shop Drops of Youth Concentrate
The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth Concentrate

Is there a downside? Sure there is. Before entering the mill, you have to sign a list of all the follies you have done so far and promise to do each and every one again! Which is why the mill is sitting there, unused, as time goes by…

Now I don’t know about your (long) list of follies or if you would do all of them again, but I decided long ago I would rather stick to skincare than a magical device, and turned to The Body Shop Nutriganics Drops of Youth Concentrate, promising to take me back to younger looking skin. Read more


If it hurts, it works – Sunday Riley Good Genes

You know the saying: If it hurts, it works?
Or: Medicine has to taste bitter to be effective?

Well, in the case of Sunday Rileys Good Genes Serum and Mask, the saying must be something like:
If it stinks, it brings.
Results, that is.

Sunday Riley Good Genes Serum and Mask (Sample size pictured, not the original bottle!)

Because it really is good skin in an instant. But it stinks like someone puked into your bottle. Read more