Drs Leenarts Suncare SPF50 crème

Today I’d like to talk about this Drs Leenarts Suncare SPF50. Since I’ve seen this brand on Instagram I always wanted to try some of their products. What’s interesting is that the creator of the brand, Marjolein Leenarts is an active dermatologist. According to the website, she created her own skincare line because she wanted to help people with good products without unnecessary additions. Sounds great, right?

The filters (from the INCI list from the Drs. Leenarts website): Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine (UVA/UVB filter), Ethylhexyl Salicylate (UVB filter), Diethylamino hydroxy benzoyl hexyl benzoate (UVA filter), Polymethyl methacrylate (UV filter), Ethylhexyl triazone (UVB filter). It does not contain oxybenzone or nanoparticles.

Drs. Leenarts Suncare SPF50

The Drs Leenarts Suncare SPF50 has a lightweight texture, spreads easily and absorbs into the skin really quickly. It does not have a tacky or sticky finish and gives a nice dewy look. What is very important is that it does not leave any white cast or residue. It feels comfortable on my face throughout the day. Also, it works well with all of my makeup products.

The Suncare SPF50 is parfum free. It can be used on the face and body as well. It’s suitable for kids and adults.⠀

I like the packaging. It’s a very simple squeeze-out tube made out of bioplastic so it’s easily recyclable.

Overall I can say that I love this Drs Leenarts Suncare SPF50. It’s very affordable – €18.95/100ml, the formula is awesome and I am really into the brand concept and their philosophy. I am definitely going to try out some more Drs. Leenarts products in near future.

Drs. Leenarts products are available at their webshop or Etos drugstores.

What do you think of this one? Would you like to see more SPF reviews? Let me know!

See also:

Azra Botanical Simplicity Super Glow serum

Heimish All clean vitamin blemish spot clear cream

The Heimish All clean vitamin blemish spot clear cream is a very interesting product. It targets concerns such as blemishes, hyperpigmentation, skin irritations and inflammation. Heimish claims that the All Clean Cream is reducing the appearance of blemishes and freckles in seven days.

The key ingredients are 50% of the Kakadu plum extract, 5% of niacinamide, Curcuma longa root extract, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, shea butter, tranexamic acid, fruit extracts, moringa oil, and many more. The ingredients list is full of goods.

All clean vitamin blemish spot clear cream

The cream has a lovely texture. At first, it feels lightweight but when it’s applied it feels rich and nourishing. It spreads easily and is absorbed into the skin quickly.

Right after use my skin feels plump and is immediately nourished and soothed. After 14 days of using it every day, I have noticed that my skin looks glowy, healthy and the appearance of some of my freckles is fading. It is now a part of my PM routine as I think that it is too heavy for a day cream for me.

Heimish All clean vitamin blemish spot clear cream

I’d recommend the Heimish All clean vitamin blemish spot clear cream if you have dry or normal skin with some acne scars or hyperpigmentation and you are looking for a multifunctional moisturizer.

It contains coconut oil and some citrus essential oils – I know that there are people who are sensitive or allergic to that so please keep that in mind.

Overall I think that it is a good product. I feel that it gives my face some kind of a vitamin boost.

Price and availability

According to Google prices vary from €16 to even €34.99 depending on store and location.

It’s available worldwide at Style Korean / Yes Style / Stylevana / IHerb. In the Netherlands: Little Wonderland.

Have you ever tried this one? What are your thoughts? Let me know.

See also:

Benton – Let’s Carrot moisture cream

the Inkey List Symbright moisturizer

Today I’d like to talk about the Inkey List Symbright moisturizer. Some time ago I’ve seen it everywhere on my feed so I’ve decided to try it out.

The key ingredients are: 2% of Kakadu plum, 1% of the red algae complex, and 0.5% of Symbright®. The Kakadu plum is a rich source of vitamin C, the red algae complex has potent hydrating properties and the Symbright® is a patented complex derived from plant clary sage. It helps brighten and improve skin tone.

Symbright moisturizer ingredients list, source: the Inkey List website

The Symbright moisturizer has a lovely, silky lightweight texture and absorbs almost immediately. It has some kind of shimmer inside (mica) but it’s not too visible on the face, it just gives a nice dewy effect. And that’s all. I haven’t noticed any spectacular brightening effects. A big minus point is a scent. It smells like a hydrogen peroxide solution. It goes away quickly but it’s not pleasant at all.

Overall, I have mixed feelings. I’ve expected something more after reading all the positive reviews. It is not a bad product but it’s not spectacular either. I think that it is OK as a basic daily moisturizer. It also works well as a makeup primer.

The Symbright moisturizer is available through the Inkey List store. It cost €11.99. Have you ever tried this one? Let me know what do you think about it.

See also:

The Inkey List Oat cleansing balm

L’Oréal Revitalift 5% glycolic acid peeling toner

A couple of weeks ago I’ve bought this L’Oréal Revitalift 5% glycolic acid peeling toner.
Glycolic acid is my favorite when it comes to skincare. If you are not familiar with glycolic acid: it is an AHA (alpha hydroxy acid) – chemical exfoliant that is very beneficial for the skin.

Besides the glycolic acid, the toner is enriched with watermelon pulp extract. Watermelon extract is rich in Vitamin C and lycopene. On the ingredients list, we can also find the Aloe vera extract which has soothing properties.

L'Oréal Revitalift 5% glycolic acid peeling toner review
L’Oréal Revitalift 5% glycolic acid peeling toner ingredients

After a few weeks of using the L’Oréal Revitalift 5% glycolic acid peeling toner, I can say that my face is smoother and more radiant. Also, it is reducing the appearance of my pores which is nice. It is not sticky and does not sting or burn my face. Overall I like it!

Please ALWAYS wear sunscreen when you use glycolic acid (and of course wear it always even if you are not using it). It makes the skin very sensitive to UV rays.

L'Oréal Revitalift 5% glycolic acid toner

The regular price of the toner is €20.99. I’ve bought mine at Etos for €10.49 (after 50% discount). It is also available at bol.com and at Kruidvat.

Have you ever heard of this one? I am curious: L’Oréal Paris is indeed a well-known brand, but do you like their skincare? Let me know!

See also:

Benton PHA peeling toner review

AZRA Botanical Simplicity – All clean balm

Some time ago I’ve received the All Clean Balm from AZRA Botanical Simplicity (thank you!). This is the newest add-on to the product range. Once before I’ve tried other Azra’s products and I’ve liked it – you can find all the reviews here.

The All Clean Balm has a really interesting color (thanks to the Blue Tansy oil) and texture. Gel-like balm transforms into pleasant milk that removes any makeup or debris effectively. It has a slightly herbal scent which makes the whole routine very luxurious.

AZRA All clean balm

The balm is very gentle and does not leave any sticky or unpleasant residue. It does a perfect job by melting away makeup so quickly. I am impressed. What is also worth mentioning is the ingredients list. It is full of goods!

Overall I am really happy with this balm. I am using it as a first step when double-cleansing.
The All Clean balm cost €35 per 100ml jar. It’s available through the Azra Botanical Simplicity store. All Azra’s products are vegan and cruelty-free.

Have you tried this balm or other Azra’s Botanical Simplicity products? Do you use cleansing balms as part of your skincare routine? Let me know!

See also:

Azra Botanical Simplicity – Super glow serum

Facetheory – Ocuwake eye cream

I’ve wanted to try something from Facetheory for a long time so some time ago I’ve ordered a few things from their shop including this Ocuwake Eye cream.


The Ocuwake Eye cream EYE1 key ingredients


vitamin C – brightens dark circles, fights signs of aging

ferulic acid – fight signs of aging

liquorice – has skin calming properties

chamomile – soothes the skin

Meiview™ – increases and encourages the production of collagen I, targeting loss of elasticity and making skin feel smoother and plumper.

Hexylresorcinol – amphiphilic phenolic lipid that is clinically proven to be four times as effective than hydroquinone in lightening skin.


(Ingredients description source: Facetheory site)


facetheory


Ocuwake eye cream – my opinion



Because of all the hype around Facetheory cosmetics, I was expecting a spectacular product. I am a little bit disappointed because the Ocuwake eye cream feels very basic. I mean it works well, it makes the eye area moisturized and nourished. Besides that, it absorbs quickly so it’s perfect when you are looking for an eye cream that you can wear under makeup. It is not sticky and has a pleasant texture.


I was using the Facetheory Ocuwake eye cream every day for more than two months already and unfortunately, I haven’t noticed any brightening or depuffing effects. That’s why I am disappointed because after looking at the ingredients list, reading the Facetheory product description and reviews on their site you can expect some spectacular results.


I am not saying that it is a bad product. It’s a very pleasant daily eye cream and the packaging is huge, inside the tube we can find 30ml!!! of the cream. Maybe my expectations were too high because of all the hype.


I can recommend this eye cream if you are looking for an lightweight cream that smooths the skin, hydrates and absorbs quickly. If you are looking for depuffing or dark circles reducing products then I’d go for another product.


Price and availability


The cream is available through the Facetheory site. It cost €18.99/30ml.


It is not sponsored but if you’d like to shop at Facetheory with discount then you can use my referral link. The link gives you a 20% discount and I’ll get 750 points.


Have you ever heard about Facetheory? Is there something that you can recommend? Besides the Ocuwake cream, I’ve ordered the Exaglow serum, Regenacalm serum, pink clay AHA mask and the Green C toner so stay tuned for more reviews.


See also:

ANLAN – Intelligent anti wrinkle eye massager

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Beauty PRO’s – Skin Cleaner

I could test out the Beauty PROs Skin Cleaner device thanks to Soumia from Beauty PROs. I have always wanted to try that kind of device so I was very excited when I have got it.

Please remember: always use that kind of device carefully. Do not put it for too long in one spot and operate with short, quick strokes otherwise you may end up with red marks, hickeys or bruises on your face. I recommend using the lowest power setting, also take a long warm shower or use a facial sauna before using the Skin Cleaner to open up the pores.


facial vacuum

What is the Skin Cleaner exactly?


The Beauty PROs Skin Cleaner is a kind of little vacuum that sucks out any blackheads or impurities out of the pores.

Inside the box, we can find the five replacement heads (small, medium, bigger, oval and exfoliating) and a USB charger. The device itself is very well made, has a pleasant ergonomic shape and is easy to use.


Skin Cleaner

Beauty PROs Skin Cleaner – my opinion


I am really happy that I could test out the Skin Cleaner device. I had a few stubborn blackheads in my nose area and thanks to the Skin Cleaner these are gone. What I also like to do is to massage my face with the exfoliating head – it makes my face soft and improves the blood flow. I think that I may use the device sporadically when the stubborn blackheads will pop up again.

I think that the Skin Cleaner is perfect for people with normal to oily skin especially prone to blackheads and with large pores. If you have a problem with (cystic) acne or broken capillaries or you have very sensitive skin then I would not recommend it to you as it may be too harsh. Overall it is a nice product that does what it has to do and I am happy with the results.


Beauty PROs Skin Cleaner

Price and availability


You can buy the Skin Cleaner device through the Beauty PROs store – click here.

The price of the Skin Cleaner device is 34,95.


See also:

Beauty PROs – beauty brush review

Mistery Box – the first premium beauty box for men


Disclosure: I have received the product free of charge for review purposes.

Misterybox – the first premium beauty box for men

Misterybox is the first premium beauty box for men available in the Netherlands. I am excited since I’ve heard about it!

As you all may know, I am crazy about beauty boxes and the concept of a proper box dedicated just for men is something that I was missing on the market.

Misterybox een beauty box voor mannen

What is the Misterybox subscription?

Every two months you can expect a generously filled box with high-end brand products, for example: Fugazzi, Minus417 or Pestle and Mortar. Everything from perfume to skincare.

The bi-monthly subscription costs €34.95 with free shipping (the box worth is always a minimum of €65). The introduction box is worth €120! No strings attached, you can cancel anytime. The box is currently available only in the Netherlands.

beautybox mannen

I think that it’s a great gift for a partner, brother, father or a good friend. Or simply for yourself just to try out and enjoy new products.

The Misterybox now has a Father’s day (Vaderdag) campaign. Just fill the “VADERDAG” code while checking out and as a thank you gift you’ll get a small bottle of the Monkey Shoulder Whisky. Click here to join!

Inside the introduction box

beautybox voor mannen

Pestle and Mortar – lightweight moisturizer (full size, worth 30)

-417 for men aftershave

Minus417 – active moisturizing aftershave (full size, worth €33.95)

human and kind

Human and Kind – coconut dream shower mousse (full size, worth €9.95)

fugazzi

Fugazzi – Saint Remy extrait de parfum (10 ml worth €45)

Misterybox: een beautybox voor mannen

+ extra: the mini Monkey Shoulder whisky

Misterybox: een beautybox voor mannen

+ extra: pistol-shaped bottle opener

How do you like the idea of the beauty box for men? I am curious if you’d get it for your male acquaintances? Let me know!

Click here to join the Misterybox subscription.

See also:

Beauty boxes available in the Netherlands

Disclosure: I have received the product free of charge for review purposes.

Azra Botanical Simplicity – Super Glow serum

Thanks to AZRA Botanical Simplicity I could test out the Super Glow serum – the newest addition to their skincare line.

I am quite a fan of AZRA’s products since I have tried out their whole range. I was really excited when Azra, owner of the brand, sent me the package including the new serum and no rinse hand cleanser.


AZRA Super glow serum – key ingredients


The Super Glow serum is supposed to even out the complexion and to make pigmentation spots less visible. It is possible thanks to the high (20%) percentage of 3-0 ethyl ascorbic acid. That is the most stable and effective form of vitamin C.

Besides vitamin C, the key ingredients of the serum are licorice extract and the well-known hyaluronic acid. The licorice extract is responsible for anti-inflammation purposes and the hyaluronic acid retains the skin moisture.

Other interesting ingredients are ferulic acid (the powerful antioxidant) and mandelic acid (an alpha hydroxy acid).


AZRA BOTANICAL SIMPLICITY super glow serum

Super Glow serum – my experience


For some time now I am struggling with hyperpigmentation triggered mostly by hormonal contraceptives. I hate it because sometimes brown spots (something similar to freckles) are popping on my face out of nowhere. What I have noticed, is that after almost five weeks of using the AZRA’s serum the brown spots appearance reduced almost to minimum! I think that it is spectacular and I am really happy with the results.

I am really impressed by how effective the AZRA’s super glow serum is. The serum has a pleasant, a little bit runny texture. My skin is just drinking it up! Right after use my complexion is looking radiant and healthy. I am really enjoying using it everyday.

Because of the high percentage of vitamin C, I recommend to wear the SPF (factor minimum 30, please do it anyway regardless if you are using the vitamin C serum or not) daily for optimal face protection.


Packaging and scent


The packaging is really great. The airless pump is very hygienic and prevents the ingredients from oxidizing. This is very important when it comes to products containing vitamin C.

Another plus point is the scent. The serum smells very pleasant – Azra used a bit of the Neroli essential oil. Personally I love Neroli scent notes.


azra botanical simplicity stichting emina foundation

Price and availability


The Super Glow serum retails for €52. It may seem a lot compared to the other vitamin C serums currently available on the market, but the ingredients, quality and Azra’s expertise makes it worth all the money. The product itself is very efficient, a little goes a long way – one pump is more than enough to apply the serum to the whole face and even neck and décolleté.

The AZRA Botanical Simplicity Super Glow serum is available through their webshop and through the ASPA Direct store.


Stichting Emina Foundation


From each sold bottle AZRA donates to Stichting Emina Foundation. The foundation promotes and supports personal development and education of children and young adolescents in former Yugoslavia countries.


Read my previous reviews:

The No-rinse hand cleanser

AZRA Botanical Simplicity skincare line review


A’pieu Cosmetics – Madecassoside cream

The A’pieu Cosmetics Madecassoside cream since sometime is a part of my skincare routine.

What is this mysterious madecassoside? It’s a bioactive compound derived from the Gotu Kola plant. It has inflammation soothing and wound healing properties. The Gotu Kola plant is used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries!

So madecassoside sounds like a perfect solution for sensitive skin types or when we have a problem with excess redness, irritations, or eczema.


A’pieu Cosmetics Madecassoside cream


This A’pieu Cosmetics Madecassoside cream contains 0.1% of Madecassoside and 40% of Centella Asiatica leaf water. Besides that, on the ingredients list we can find lactic acid, niacinamide (known for the skin-strengthening properties), adenosine (fights fine lines), witch hazel, panthenol, allantoin, glycerine, and urea – well known skin-soothing components.



The cream has an interesting texture. It feels lightweight and rich at the same time. I think that it is a very pleasant occlusive cream, especially for wintertime but not only. I like to use it during my PM routine along with my retinol serum and as my day cream as well because it absorbs very quickly into the skin. Right after use my skin is calm and hydrated, feels smooth and plump.


Price and availability


Overall I think that it is a nice cream but if you are looking for something spectacular then it may be too basic for you. Still, it’s worth trying as it is pretty affordable – it costs just €12.99/50ml.


Available worldwide:

StyleKorean

YesStyle – use my code BEAUTYCOU123 for extra discount


See also:

Ecooking – Peeling mask