I would say it's blindingly clear that my little space on the internet is definitely more fashion focused, simply because it's what I know and love, but you cannot ignore that beauty plays a large role in the fashion industry. I have particularly problematic skin, so I'm always searching for something new to improve it, now I'm no professional beauty blogger so I can't word as eloquently specific but of course I will try my hardest!
When the lovely people from Aurelia got into contact, asking if I'd like to review their Refine & Polish Miracle Balm I was very intrigued - anything with the word 'miracle' in it automatically triggers my curiosity, so I thought I'd do a little reading about it first.
Aurelia uses probiotics in their skincare, which means that it balances and protects your skin, and this particular mask uses fruit enzymes to deeply exfoliate skin, leaving it brightened and soft. The scent is floral without being too powdery and it's generally quite high-end 'expensive' smelling. The product itself is smooth with tiny exfoliating beads and feels luxurious on your skin - you can use it both as an instant exfoliant and as a mask and I do both. I use it as a mask once a week and an exfoliator twice a week. When you apply the product as a mask you feel a slight warming sensation, which I love because it feels like the product is really working, anything that reacts on the skin I'm a fan of. In contact with water the mask dissolves into an oil and leaves your skin feeling smooth and moisturised and plump rather than dry and tight, which I find a lot of exfoliators do. One thing I do notice is that the tiny beads take a little while to be completely rid of your face, so I usually wash it off when I shower.
I feel as if I've been rambling on for ages now - I hope this makes sense! To sum up, this product has really impressed me, it states that it is suitable for any skin type, including sensitive skin, but I feel it would work best for people with dry skin. I have rather oily skin prone to breakouts and feel a skin-clearing type product would be better suited. As for results, I can't judge too much as I've been using it on and off due to me being away from home a lot, but it definitely helps balance out my skin, meaning I get less oily throughout the day and after returning from festival season with clogged up, dull skin, I now have a nice little glow going on after a quick mask, so lets hope it stays this way!AMY X