Ravinder K Jawanda

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Is This The Best Clearing Gel For Oily Skin?

Discovering a product that actually delivers on its claims is hard enough, but finding a product specifically designed to prevent blemishes, and oiliness, is a different type of struggle. However, I have found a miracle-worker, and the best thing about it – it’s only £5.99! My new favourite skincare product is the Simple Daily Skin Detox SOS Clearing Booster.

I am a fan of a variety of products by Simple – I like the brand’s ‘simple’ approach to skincare and the lack of harsh chemicals and ingredients used in their products. My favourites include the Simple Kind To Skin Soothing Facial Toner, the Simple Kind To Eyes Soothing Eye Balm and the Simple Kind To Skin Hydrating Cleansing Oil.

Back to the clearing gel – it’s a clear, gel consistency, fragrance-free and gentle enough to be applied, onto the face, up to 3 times a day.

In my opinion, the clearing gel works well alongside moisturiser and SPF. I am yet to try it with makeup however, I have a good feeling that it will co-operate, as the gel claims to also be used as a primer. Upon application, the gel seamlessly absorbs into the skin and leaves the face with a smooth yet dewy finish, but not oily-looking in the slightest. In my experience, the gel dramatically helped reduce the size of my spots, as well as any inflammation and redness. The results are quick (I noticed a reduction in the size of my spots within an hour) yet long-lasting. My blemishes are less consistent as a result of incorporating this gel into my skincare routine; I would definitely recommend this product to those who may have difficulty with blemishes and those whose skin may be on the oilier side.

In conclusion, I am incredibly happy that I purchased this product; I will be re-purchasing it once it runs out as it is cheap, cheerful and it does the job.

This £5.99 clearing gel can be purchased from a variety of retailers including Superdrug and Boots.

Click here to find out more, and to add this clearing gel (perfect for oily skin) into your skincare routine.

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The Best Of Budget Skincare

Whilst rare ingredients and aesthetic-looking packaging may sound and look good in an Instagram post, the same result cannot always be said when using the product on your face. Continue reading below to discover products that are both affordable and deliver real results. This is the best of budget skincare...

Garnier Charcoal and Algae Hydrating Face Sheet Mask
This is by far one of my favourite sheet masks ever! I have re-purchased this product many times as I love how it works for my skin. It deeply hydrates and nourishes my skin, it reduces the size of my pores and it also reduces any redness and blemishes I may have on my face. I would definitely re-purchase and highly recommend this sheet mask. Additionally, the sheet mask fits my face perfectly therefore,  I don't have to constantly shift it around to get it to stay 'put' on my face.

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo+ 
My relationship with spot creams and treatments, in the past, has not been the greatest; my skin tends to dry out and slightly flake off after application. However, this spot treatment is amazing; after continued use of this product, I noticed a visible difference in the size of my spots and blemishes. My skin didn't dry out and there were no signs of flaking. The product also works well with makeup applied on top, so it could be used on a day to day basis. It also reduced some of the redness on my face. I would definitely recommend this product.

Garnier SkinActive Pure Active 3-in-1 Clay Mask, Scrub & Wash
This is a great product as it can be used in a variety of ways; I personally only use this product as a wash and scrub, however, I would definitely recommend it as it is effective and available for a great price. The product reduces the size of your spots and reduces any redness on the skin. After continued use, your skin feels incredibly soft and smooth. This is a must-have product in your skincare routine!

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water
Not only is this product great at removing makeup, it is also incredibly gentle and effective even for those who may have sensitive skin. Additionally, as the cleansing water is gentle, it doesn't result in skin irritations and it won't aggravate your skin. The micellar cleansing water is gentle enough to be used on a daily basis to remove not only makeup, but also to get rid of the daily oils and grime that can build up throughout the day. The micellar cleansing water has a light, fresh scent and leaves your skin feeling soft, refreshed and clean. This is a great product to use to start off your skincare routine.

Vaseline Lip Therapy Original Tin
This product is a must-have and a beauty staple that everyone should have in their bathroom cabinet; it can be used in a variety of ways. A few examples include; as a lip balm/salve, to tame eyebrow hairs with a spoolie and to use on dry areas on the body e.g. the elbows and the knees. I would definitely recommend this product to others.

Soap and Glory Face Soap & Clarity 3-in-1 Daily Detox Vitamin C Facial Wash
I've been using this facial wash for around 2 months now and it has been a great addition to my morning skincare routine. The wash gently scrubs the skin to remove any impurities and cleanse the surface. The product is also fairly affordable and you get a lot of product inside the bottle therefore, I would definitely say that this product is worth the money. The face wash works well with my combination to oily skin and it makes my skin look much brighter after every use - this occurs as a result of the vitamin c extract in the product.

Olay Active Hydrating Beauty Fluid Lotion
I absolutely love this moisturiser; I have purchased around 3 bottles of this product as it works so well with my combination to oily skin. The moisturiser also works well as a make-up base. The product is light and has a fresh, delicate scent therefore, it should also work well with those who have sensitive skin.

NIP+FAB Kale Fix Make Up Removing Pads
I've been using these make-up removing pads for around 2 months now and I'm so pleased with the results; not only do the pads effectively remove make-up but they also hydrate my skin and my skin feels, and looks, both nourished and clear. This is due to the extracts of kale and watercress and the allantion complex within the product. I would definitely recommend this product!

Clean & Clear Dual Action Moisturiser
This product claims to “help prevent spots and blemishes”; I personally think this moisturiser did not deliver on that particular statement. However, the moisturiser is very lightweight, non-pore clogging and it leaves my skin feeling soft and smooth. The product is cheap and cheerful and it does a good job therefore, you cannot really fault it. Additionally, the moisturiser works well with my combination to oily skin. Therefore, I would re-purchase this product.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Pink Grapefruit Daily Scrub
I like using this face scrub as it is gentle enough to use on a daily basis (both in the morning and evening), it helps to prevent breakouts and my skin genuinely feels softer and purified, once the product has been rinsed off. Furthermore, I love the scrub’s light, pink grapefruit scent. I will definitely re-purchase this product!

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My Holy Grail Haircare Products

I have a love/hate relationship with my hair. Whilst I love how silky and soft it feels, I struggle with adding volume and drama as my hair is on the fine, straight side. However, in this post, I will be sharing the products that I love using and highly recommend. Continue reading below to discover my holy grail haircare products.

Batiste Original Dry Shampoo Original - Clean and Classic
I’ve been using the Batiste dry shampoos ever since they were first released; I've tried others from various brands before however, I always find myself going back to re-purchase this Batiste dry shampoo. The dry shampoo works well with my thin hair as it adds volume, shine and plenty of softness. Furthermore, I love the wide range of scents that the dry shampoos are available in; the scent makes my hair smell and look fresh and it's super long-lasting. The dry shampoo instantly refreshes my hair, so for that reason, I would definitely re-purchase and recommend this product to others!

Batiste Brown Dry Shampoo - Dark and Deep
This dry shampoo revitalises my hair and removes any excess oils and/or grease. The hint of colour compliments my dark hair perfectly. One thing that I love about this dry shampoo is that I'm not left with any white/grey marks. However, this dry shampoo does result in a bit of 'fall-out', so that is something to bear in mind, when I'm styling my hair and/or massaging the product in. Having said that, I would still re-purchase this product as it's excellent at adding texture and volume to my thin and lacklustre hair.

TRESemmé Heat Defence Spray
I love this spray! It adds a lot of shine and tames frizzy hair and flyaways. In addition, you don't need to use a lot of the spray to get a soft and sleek finish - a little goes a long way with this product. I like to use the spray before blow-drying and styling my hair with my GHD straighteners; the spray's light, smells great and does not leave my hair feeling sticky and/or greasy. Over time, I have noticed less breakage with my hair after using this spray. I highly recommend this product as it offers flawless heat protection and smoothness.

L'Oreal Elnett Supreme Hold Hairspray
This is the only hairspray I use as it works amazingly. The spray holds my fine hair well without feeling sticky or heavy. In addition, the spray brushes out easily and my hair feels soft and smooth - not crunchy like some other sprays leave my hair feeling. Furthermore, the spray is great at holding my hair into place but it still feels very lightweight and manageable. I absolutely love this hairspray, it's my favourite and I highly recommend it.

GHD Gold Styler
I love using my GHD straighteners to style my hair; the styling tool straightens my hair to perfection. The tool works very quickly; I highly recommend this particular straightener if you have thick hair and you're on the lookout for a quick and easy styling tool. Whenever I use my GHD straighteners, my hair looks shiny and healthy. Furthermore, the styling tool results in smooth hair that is not prone to frizziness and knotting. As a result of the GHD straighteners' amazing quality, performance and features, I highly recommend this styling tool.

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Original 6 Effects Serum
This hair serum is a cult favourite in my family; I used to use this hair serum quite a lot in my younger years as my hair used to be incredibly frizzy and un-smooth. It was my go-to product for unruly and puffy hair. I still do use this hair serum however, I do not reach for it as much as I used to as my hair rarely gets frizzy now. I like to use this hair serum when I've used my GHD straighteners to style my hair; I usually apply a small amount of the serum onto the ends of my hair to prevent frizziness and flyaways and it makes my hair look shiny and glossy. I think this hair serum is amazing at taming split ends and restoring the hair's natural shine. I would recommend this product.

Moroccanoil Restorative Hair Mask
I had never tried a hair mask before this and I was unsure about what to expect from this product. However, I can confidently say that I am in love with this hair mask; it deeply conditions my hair. After rinsing the product out, my hair feels incredibly smooth and it looks rejuvenated and much thicker. I use the hair mask around once a week, after shampoo-ing, to reveal hydrated and more healthy-looking hair. I will definitely be re-purchasing this product; I recommend this mask to those who may have normal to dry hair to use as an intense hydrating/conditioning treatment.

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