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By now I am sure you have all heard the whispers and maybe even seen some reviews of the new, and first ever, Benefit skincare range b.right! Radiant Skincare. Well today it goes on sale in Australia, so that means you can actually head into a retailer near you and try/buy the products you have heard about.

If you have heard nothing about this new line than you are in the right place because today I am going to share with you my thoughts on two of the products. My intentions are however to give more of the products a try so there will be more reviews of this range coming soon-ish.

Why A Skincare Line?

First things first, what is this line about? So after decades of creating amazing cosmetics and some noteworthy ‘skincare’ items (such as You Rebel, a tinted moisturiser with SPF) the brainy whiz kids currently at the Benefit helm, Maggie & Annie Ford Danielson, decided it was time to give their customers what they have been asking for. A skincare line that looks after our skin and works just as well when used in combination with make-up (something a lot of skincare doesn’t do).

Most of you may not be aware that Benefit is owned by Moët Hennesy Louis Vuitton (aka LVMH). The parent company owns many brands, including other beauty companies such as Dior, so this has allowed Maggie & Annie a chance to access some of the best the world has to offer when it comes to skincare.

Maggie and I have a champers during a recent visit to Australia

The Range

The debut skincare line is quite large, in my opinion. I love the packing and think Benefit have NAILED it. The caps look like corks and the heavy glass jars look great to display. This is a collection I would be happy to have on show.

Without further a due, here is the range:

  • Foamingly Clean Facial Wash – AU $38 / US $21
  • Refined Finish Facial Polish – AU $40 / US $22 / UK £17.50
  • Triple Performing Facial Emulsion SPF 15 PA++ – AU $45 / US $28 / UK £19.50
  • Total Moisture Face Cream – AU $59 / US $38 / UK £26.50
  • It’s Potent! Eye Cream – AU $58 / US $32 / UK £23.50
  • Moisture Prep Toning Lotion – AU $49 / US $29
  • Remove It Make Up Remover – AU $38 / US $21 / UK £16.50
  • Ultra Radiance Facial Re-Hydrating Mist – AU $47 / US $26 / UK £19.50
All fields look to be covered, but the one thing I am finding conflicting Continue Reading

Best New Beauty October blog post

You’d think October would be exclusively reserved for Halloween themed beauty but nope, Christmas is wiggling it’s way in. The best new beauty October products are mostly dominated with Holiday collections but I’ve tried sticking to just the solo new products that really thrilled me. I will be posting separate gift guides a little later on for all those cool Holiday collections.

For now, discover the best of the best with my Best New Beauty October round-up. Continue Reading

Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway

Want to win the gorgeous new Tarte LIMITED EDITION Buried Treasure Eyeshadow Palette? Read on to enter and find out how you could win 35 other beauty prizes in this MEGA Beauty Blog Hop Giveaway! Continue Reading

Best Vegan Skincare Brands

Everyone has their own opinion on what skincare should do and be, but for me it’s all about aiming for perfection. I don’t want skincare that does the bare minimum and let’s me age gracefully. I only want to use skincare that WORKS – constantly improving my skin and getting it to function at it’s very best. That’s why I’m sharing with you the best vegan skincare brands.

People often confuse my choice to be vegan as somehow meaning I don’t care about my aesthetics any more. They couldn’t be more wrong! My strict standards for top performing skincare isn’t lessened by my cruelty-free choices. If anything, it makes my standards even higher.

There’s a misconception that cruelty-free and vegan skincare is unable subpar; that they’re less effective than animal-based skincare formulations. While this may have been the case decades ago when vegan skincare exclusively meant “natural” products with little to no scientific basis, skincare development has come a long way since then. Don’t get me wrong, there are still hundreds of natural skincare brands out there that do exactly what I don’t want – they don’t improve your skin, they just make it feel and smell nice – and there is a market for those. Not everyone is deathly afraid of aging like me. However, if you strive for clear, healthy and progressively improving skin despite the years passing us by, than I have exactly what you need.

My list of top performing skincare brands will introduce you to the changemakers. The hard-working, highly efficient skincare that allows you to take charge of your own aging appearance. And it just so happens they’re also the best vegan skincare brands too!  Continue Reading

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