New Skincare Bits and Bobs

Face and Body January 19, 2015 Naomi

You can never accuse me of being loyal to one particular skincare brand.  Regular readers will know I love the Cleanse and polish by Liz Earle, I also love anything by Elemis, but I am always willing to give new things a try and so I thought I would talk to you about a couple of new gems that I have been using over the previous festive period and beyond.

The first thing I have been loving is the Ole Henriksen pure truth youth activating oil. I have not tried the face wipes as they are crazily expensive, though I know a lot of bloggers rave about them. On a sidenote I thought ole Henriksen was a woman?? goodness knows why.

The oil is used like a serum to plump up and moisturise tired and ageing skin. It contains vitamins C and E and omega 3,6, and 9. It has the distinct citrus smell that his products contain, some people have said it smells of fish oil?? I have only ever smelled orange juice from mine.

The oil is bright orange in colour and a little goes a long way. I put a few drops into the palm of my hand, warm it a bit and then pop it onto my face. The pump itself on my bottle broke on day one so you may want to look into that Ole!. I find that if I use this at night the next day my skin is bright and looks radiant.

The second thing I have been loving is the Murad essential C cleanser {I see a pattern emerging here}. Again full of vitamin C it brightens the complexion and soothes and repairs environmental damage. It is like a gel in the tube and you massage it on dampened skin and then rinse away. The cleanser does not really smell of anything to me{ it is supposed to be zesty} but it does a good job of removing dirt and grime in a soothing and sensitive way.

Finally I have been using the balance me facial expression filler. This targets wrinkles and erases them and plumps up the area for a temporary fix. I use this in the day time as a crows feet eliminator and it works pretty well. All the products mentioned are on the more natural side and paraben free, something I do prefer if I am honest. The Filler is 99% natural in origin.

The Science Bit 

Vitamin C also known as ascorbic acid is a powerful anti- oxidant, helping to repair and protect from damage and free radicals. It is also a component in making collagen, a protein that aids in cell growth and repair and also skin firmness.

Have you got any great little skin care saviours?? Leave a comment below and your blog links…


  1. Alice's Beauty Madness
    January 19th, 2015 10:23 am

    I have minis of the first two products and haven’t gotten to trying them yet, but I’ve heard so many good things!!! Glad to know you like them as well, I really need to get on with them.
    Alice | Alice’s Beauty Madness

  2. Naomi
    January 19th, 2015 10:56 am

    Try them Alice they are lovely products.x

  3. Sisley White
    January 19th, 2015 11:36 am

    I really want to try these products! I’m so bad with beauty things like this and I need to start somewhere 🙂

  4. Naomi
    January 20th, 2015 7:58 am

    I always swap and change Sisley!.x

  5. lisa prince
    January 19th, 2015 2:46 pm

    oh im not very fond of the balance me lip products but I would reccomend their spearmint body scrub its delicious scented will give their facial prodct a peak now x

  6. Naomi
    January 20th, 2015 7:57 am

    Will have to try the scrub Lisa.x

  7. Julie
    January 19th, 2015 5:15 pm

    I’ve been using the Ole Henriksen pure truth youth activating oil and I have to say I have fallen in love with it straight away!!! xx

  8. Naomi
    January 20th, 2015 7:57 am

    I know a lot of bloggers rave about it Julie.x

  9. Charli
    January 19th, 2015 9:08 pm

    I love the Murad Essential C Cleanser, I always have a bottle on the go xx

  10. Naomi
    January 20th, 2015 7:57 am

    I am impressed Charli, never tried it before.x

  11. Lauren
    January 19th, 2015 10:17 pm

    These sound like great products! I haven’t used this Murad cleanser, but I have some other things from the Essential-C line. They are great. I’m a huge fan of vitamin C.
    xoxo Lauren

  12. Naomi
    January 20th, 2015 7:56 am

    Yes me too Lauren.x

  13. Sophia M
    January 19th, 2015 10:30 pm

    Balance me is a brand I can always rely on – I have tried so many of their products and I am always impressed.

    Sophia Meola | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  14. Naomi
    January 20th, 2015 7:56 am

    I like them as a brand too Sophie.x

  15. Laura
    January 20th, 2015 8:47 am

    I’m using the same Murad cleanser at the moment and love it! I also have the face oil, but have yet to try it! I use another oil from the brand. I can’t wait to try this one! Great post! x

  16. Rachel
    January 20th, 2015 11:08 am

    I love trying new things as well, even if it means going back to what I originally used x

  17. Stephen
    January 20th, 2015 4:02 pm

    I am one of those people who likes what I like and it is rare for me to change it

  18. kleoniki
    January 20th, 2015 5:43 pm

    I didn’t know these products but nice review 😀

  19. Naomi
    January 21st, 2015 4:56 pm

    Thanks Kleoniki.x

  20. Nafisah Atcha
    January 20th, 2015 8:18 pm

    The Ole Hnerickson serum looks interesting! xxx

  21. Naomi
    January 21st, 2015 4:53 pm

    It is lovely Nafisah.x

  22. Kel
    January 20th, 2015 9:46 pm

    I love all the Balance Me products I’ve tried – thought I’ve not tried the expression filler yet! I really like the sound of the other products you’ve got here too!

  23. Naomi
    January 21st, 2015 4:53 pm

    Try it Kel.x

  24. Jess
    January 21st, 2015 10:15 am

    I love products with Vitamin C, they work so well at brightening the skin! The Ole Henriksen oil sounds beautiful.

    Jess xo

  25. Naomi
    January 21st, 2015 4:53 pm

    I do love the oil Jess.x

  26. Jena
    January 21st, 2015 3:27 pm

    I am so not loyal as well. I suppose that comes from being a ex- beauty buyer and trying so many great brands!

  27. Naomi
    January 21st, 2015 4:53 pm

    I will try anything Jena.x

  28. Huda BBlogger
    January 23rd, 2015 4:35 am

    Lovely suggestions

  29. Naomi
    January 24th, 2015 12:51 pm

    Thanks Huda.x

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