Wednesday 4 October 2017

Weekly Worship: Dr Gross, Oskia & Charlotte Tilbury

I've heard many great things about Oskia skincare however, up until recently, I had never tried any of the British brand's products. But a few weeks ago I got my hands on the Renaissance Brightlight, an Intensive Pigmentation & Dark Spot Serum, and I've been loving it.

It is a true power player that has done wonders for my pigmentation issues - which wasn't much of a surprise, considering it contains 13 brightening actives. Now, I appreciate I don't have the kind of pigmentation older women experience, however I do have some discoloration and redness from past pimples and Oskia's Renaissance Brightlight has significantly reduced their appearance. As well as treating pigmentation, the luxe serum gently exfoliates the skin, thanks to the inclusion of pumpkin and papaya extract and pumps it with hydration, thanks to hyaluronic acid. And if that isn't enough to get you going, it has also provided my skin with some serious radiance!

The Renaissance Brightlight (£88$140 has an ever-so-slightly thicker texture than the other water-based serums I've used in the past, however it absorbs into the skin easily and relatively quickly, creating a slightly tacky film - for all of 30 seconds - before it is completely absorbed. It also smells gorgeous and doesn't feel at all tight on the skin after application. It is now a daily skincare essential!

Another recent favourite comes courtesy of Dr Dennis Gross. It is the C+ Collagen Deep Cream (£70 SpaceNK/$72 Nordstrom) and what sets this moisturiser apart from many of its competitors is the state-of-the-art form of vitamin C injected into its formula. Dennis Gross uses his own '3-O C technology', a revolutionary vitamin ingredient that penetrates skin to interrupt the formation of dark spots and wrinkles without irritation. The formula also includes camellia japonica seed, sunflower seed and rice bran, nourishing ingredients that work together to provide high levels of moisture that repair skin’s barrier and reduce trans-epidermal water loss. And, as someone who has both dry skin and dehydrated skin, it was nice to see a moisturiser that could both hydrate my skin and provide it with some serious moisture.

The C+ Collagen Deep Cream is on the rich side - so much so that only a small amount of product is required per application. It also absorbs quickly and applies evenly, helping it sit perfectly under makeup.

My final favourite is the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Contour Liquid Lipsticks (£24$34 Bergdorf Goodman) from the brand's Hollywood collection. According to all the beauty bitches of the world, every product Miss Tilbury creates is perfection, so I was sure these new lip colours would be impressive. I wasn't wrong. I'm head-over-fucking-heels...

The new Matte Contour Liquid Lipsticks have a gorgeous texture and ultra-soft, wearable finish. They apply effortlessly, without dragging, and are so lightweight it feels as though you're wearing nothing on your lips... a rarity in the world of matte lipsticks. They are also highly pigmented, long lasting and help create a fuller-looking lip!

As for shades, there are 10 colours in the Hollywood collection, Dangerous Liaison (a warm dusty rose), Charlotte Darling (warm peach), Too Bad I'm Bad (warm pink rose), Screen Siren (classic ruby red), Dolly Bird (cool pale pink), Best Actress (cream nude brown), Pin Up Pink (coral pink), Showgirl (warm deep berry), Platinum Blonde (light peachy nude) and Rising Star (warm pink). My favourites are Platinum Blonde, Dangerous Liaison and Charlotte Darling, however if I could have them all, I would!

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