When you work in beauty you are constantly exposed to new products and innovations, I recently attended an event with BIOEFFECT and discovered one of their latest launches, the EGF EYE MASK TREATMENT.

I was asked to try the treatment and being the beauty junkie that I am it only took me seconds to apply the product to my eye area, and I was completely amazed by the results. As a beauty writer I am constantly trying new products so sometimes it can take a lot for me to see instant results but with this product I did.

You start off the treatment by applying the included eye serum onto clean skin under your eyes, you then place the mask over the serum and let the product absorb for 15 minutes. After the 15 minutes is up you can then massage in the remaining serum and follow with your makeup and or skincare.

The treatment contains a concentrated dose of EGF which works together with the hydrogel patches that encourage higher EGF activity, with continued use the treatment helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, restores radiance, firmness and reduces the appearance of puffiness.

I have a super dry under eye area which is always a huge issue for me and couldn't believe what an effect this product had on that area, my under eye area was instantly plumped and hydrated and the little fine lines that are starting to pop up looked a lot smoother.

I continued to see results after I tried the treatment and tend to keep these in my beauty cupboard for those days when my eyes need an extra boost, I always like to use them before a big event.

For more information on BIOEFFECT Click Here.

Simon x

*The products mentioned in this post have been sent to me via the brand/pr however all opinions are mine, every product I feature on the site has been tested by myself personally and these are my genuine thoughts on the products.


Three Things To Add To Your Winter Beauty Routine.

I don't know about you but it always seems to amaze me how quick the weather changes, As the weather gets cooler our skin can become drier so it's important to make some small tweaks to your skincare routine to help deal with the sudden change in temperature.

1. Exfoliate:

I am a huge advocate of exfoliating all year round but especially in the winter time, I know in the cooler months my skin can look a bit dull and sometimes I even have a few dry patches popping up. In the shower I like to use the Daily Microfoliant from Dermalogica which I either mix into my cleanser to give it a boost or use it on its own mixed with water.

It contains a rice-based powder that gently exfoliates the skin and instantly brightens the complexion, it also contains Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes that work to dissolve dead skin cells and help with the texture and tone of your skin. If I have a bit more time I like to leave it on my skin for as long as possible so I can get all the exfoliating benefits.

Exfoliating regularly will also help the products you use after absorb better and with this product in particular, it is gentle enough to use everyday.
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2. Add A Hydrating Serum Into Your Routine:

Even though I have an oily combination skin type I like to add a hydrating serum into my routine during the colder months to make sure my skin is hydrated, I like the Skin Hydrating Booster from Dermalogica as it's super lightweight and absorbs instantly into my skin leaving it hydrated but never greasy.

Sometimes I even like to mix a bit of the serum into my moisturiser for an extra dose of hydration.

It contains Hyaluronic Acid, Panthenol, Glycolipids and Algae Extract which all help to restore your skins natural moisture balance, Hyaluronic Acid also works really well at drawing moisture into the skin so whatever you use on top will absorb better.
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3. Moisturise:

Sounds simple enough but in the winter time it is crucial to moisturise your skin, even if you have an oily skin type. Using a moisturiser after all your serums will help to seal everything in and add an extra dose of hydration to your skin.

I like the Skin Smoothing Cream from Dermalogica as it hydrates my skin, absorbs well and makes a nice base for makeup to go on top of.
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Simon x

*The products mentioned in this post have been sent to me via the brand/pr however all opinions are mine, every product I feature on the site has been tested by myself personally and these are my genuine thoughts on the products.

A Month In Beauty: May.

*Zelens Z Balance Prebiotic & Probiotic Facial Mist:

After I cleanse I have been using this face mist to add a bit of extra hydration to my skin, It contains ingredients that help to strengthen the skin's barrier which at the moment is a godsend for my oversensitized skin. I have found it to be good at keeping my skin nourished and it seems to work on any issues I am having with my skin (redness, dryness, sensitivity).

Clinique Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate (Sample Size):

As my skin has been more on the sensitive side this month I have not been using the actives like I normally do, I found a sample of this serum in my beauty cupboard and forgot how much I loved it (I have had a full bottle before and went through it) I like it because it keeps my skin hydrated but doesn't feel greasy and absorbs really well. I use a moisturiser on top and find using the concentrate underneath really helps the moisturiser to adhere better and gives my skin an extra dose of hydration.

*Clarins SOS Mask Purifying:

As I have been using a lot more hydrating creams and oils this month I have been using this mask to make sure my pores aren't getting too clogged and it has been working a treat, It has helped to keep my breakouts at bay and the texture of my skin even. It feels a lot more hydrating than other clay masks I have tried and rinses off really easily, my skin feels purified but also hydrated after each use.

Avene Cicalflate Cream:

My skin had a bit of a moment this month, the side of my forehead near my eyebrows became super red and irritated and this cream helped to reduce those issues in a matter of days, I applied a thick layer to the sensitized areas and even went as far as mixing it in my with my foundation to make sure my skin was getting all the benefits from it.

It worked really well at calming down irritation and keeping my skin nourished, it's a product I will always keep around just in case.

*Youth To The People Age Prevention Moisture Cream:

I have only added this cream into my routine recently but am already really liking it, it's super hydrating and contains Antioxidant-Packed Superfoods and Hyaluronic Acid that help to keep the skin hydrated and nourished.

It has a really beautiful texture, absorbs beautifully into the skin and sits beautifully under makeup and on top of serums and oils.

*Medik8 Crystal Retinal 6:

This product contains a derivative of Vitamin A which helps to firm, plump and resurface your skin. I have started to incorporate it into my routine a couple of times a week at night under my moisturiser and have been enjoying the results.

I find it has helped to smooth out the texture of my skin and given it an overall even tone, I am looking forward to seeing continued results whilst using this product. I always use sun protection in the morning when I am using a Vitamin A product to keep my skin protected.
For more information on Medik8 Click Here.

Simon x

*The products mentioned in this post that have been marked with an asterisk have been sent to me by the brand / PR, other featured products have been purchased by me. As always all opinions are my own and every product mentioned on this site has been tested personally by me.

Neutrogena Visibly Clear Spot Proofing Range.

Breakouts have been a huge part of my life since I was in teenager and now into my late twenties I still have the same issue, this has had a huge impact on my skincare routine as I am always looking for products that will help clear my breakouts.

I remember back to when I was around 13 or 14 when I picked up my first issue of Cosmopolitan magazine and my love for magazines began, especially the beauty sections. I remember flicking through all the latest glossies and always seeing Neutrogena featured on the pages, and thus my love for the brand began.

I love having products and brands in my beauty cupboard that I know work well for my skin and ones that I can always fall back onto, there's always something from Neutrogena in my collection.

The latest range to hit my beauty cupboard shelf is the Visibly Clear Spot Proofing Range from Neutrogena which helps to clear breakouts whilst at the same time preserving the skins natural barrier and helps to defend against future breakouts. I know that when you have breakouts the immediate thought process is to strip the skin and that in turn can make your skin even worse in the long run, it's important to treat your skin with blemish-fighting ingredients but at the same time it's crucial to look for products that help to protect your skins natural protective barrier.

My favourite products from the range have been the Visibly Clear Spot Proofing 2in1 Wash Mask which can be used as a daily cleanser or left on like a mask, even if I only have a few minutes for a mask in the morning I apply this to my skin whilst I have my morning coffee and hop in the shower to wash it off.

I have also been enjoying the Visibly Clear Spot Proofing Purifying Toner which I like to use after I cleanse my skin with a cotton pad, This toner has helped to keep my skin balanced and helps to remove any extra makeup or excess cleanser that has been left on my skin.

The range also consists of the:

Visibly Clear Spot Proofing Daily Wash, Visibly Clear Spot Proofing Daily Scrub and the Visibly Clear Spot Proofing Daily Moisturiser.

The thing I love most about this range is that whilst it works to reduce my breakouts and stops new ones from forming it doesn't leave my skin feeling stripped or uncomfortable, I always believe that it's important to not over strip your skin of its natural oils and keep the protective barrier in tact.

The range is now available in Priceline, Chemist Warehouse and selected Pharmacies nationwide.

For more information on Neutrogena Click Here.

Simon x

*The products mentioned in this post have been sent to me via the brand/pr however all opinions are mine, every product I feature on the site has been tested by myself personally and these are my genuine thoughts on the products.

My Experience: Total Face Group.

For as long as I have had a skincare routine I have always believed in the power of facials and in clinic treatments, I am super diligent with my at home skincare routine but find that having regular facials can really help my skin to be at it's best.

I recently went into Total Face Group who now have a beautiful new clinic on Exhibition Street in Melbourne's CBD, for a treatment. I went in not knowing exactly what treatment I would be getting on the day but I had a chat with Jess and she did a thorough skin consultation and we spoke about my current skin concerns.

I told Jess that I had issues with the texture of my skin as well as congestion, my skin was also dehydrated from a lot of traveling I had been doing.

With this information she chose to offer me the Microdermabrasion and Hydrabrasion treatments.

I am a bit of a guinea pig when to comes to treatments and was really happy to have both the treatments done on the day, both treatments really helped to give my skin a deep clean and helped with the texture and tone of my skin.

I had a chat to Jess about skincare and she recommended that I included the Even Skintone Serum from Ultraceuticals into my routine as it will help with breakouts and the texture of my skin, I had used the serum before and have had great results from using it. It was my first time using the concentrate and found it to be really good at keeping my breakouts and texture issues at bay.

She also recommended the Ultra MD Ultimate A2 Anti-Ageing Serum which I only use at night and have found it to be good at keeping my pigmentation at bay and the texture of my skin even.

Along with those products she recommended the Ultra MD Ultimate Brightening Foaming Cleanser and the Ultraceuticals Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 30 Mattifying, I have used both of these products before and really enjoy having them in my routine.

After my treatment I continued to see results, especially when combined with the recommended home care products.

Overall I really enjoyed the treatment and will definitely go back for another round of treatments.

For more information on Total Face Group and to find your nearest clinic Click Here.

Simon x

*Treatment was gifted to me for content inclusion, as always all opinions are my own.
*Main image provided by Total Face Group and Soda Communications.

My Current Go To Moisturisers.

I always like to start off skincare posts with a quick overview of my skin type, that being oily to combination. I tend to only get oily throughout my t-zone and the rest of my skin is normal to dehydrated. When it comes to moisturisers I like ones that aren't too heavy, absorb well into the skin without leaving a residue, the ones I tend to go for have more of a gel consistency to them.

Below are the moisturisers I currently have on my vanity and the ones I find myself reaching for on a regular basis.

Zelens Z Matrix Energy & Moisture Infusion:

Zelens is one of the latest ranges that I have added to my beauty routine and I am really impressed with everything that I have tried, one of my favourites in the range is this moisturiser. It contains High Tech Ingredients and a blend of Botanical Extracts that help to invigorate the skin and leave it hydrated and glowing.

With regular use I have definitely noticed a glow to my skin and overall my skin looks and feels more hydrated, it's one I will continue to use and I am excited to see more results with continued use.
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111Skin Cyro Activating Hydra Gel:

I like to call this moisturiser my all-rounder as it sits beautifully on top of serums and oils and makes a beautiful base for makeup to go on top of, it contains Lotus Extract that helps to keep your skin hydrated and even though I have an oilier skin it manages to keep it hydrated but never greasy.

I like having this product in my routine as no matter how my skin is at any given time I know that my skin responds really well to it.
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Aurae Skin Moisture Lock Perfecting Gel Crème:

This lightweight gel feels super luxurious on the skin and contains a whole host of skin loving ingredients, as soon as I apply it to my skin it feels instantly hydrated and nourished. It contains one of my personal favourite skincare ingredients which is Vitamin C which helps to brighten the skin, helps with fine lines and wrinkles as well as protecting our skin from environmental stress.

Alongside the Vitamin C it also contains Glycerin, Jojoba Oil, Kakadu Plum Extract and Aloe Vera which are all well known for their nourishing and soothing properties.
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Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon Transformative Night Gel-Cream:

This is the latest moisturiser I have added into my routine, I have only used it for a couple of weeks but I am already loving the results. It works to optimize nighttime skin recovery and contains Motion Activated French Lavender Essential Oil alongside Sandalwood and Patchouli which are well-known ingredients that help you to relax and promote a good nights sleep.

The cream also contains ingredients that with continued use reduce the sign of skin fatigue and brighten the skin, It sits beautifully on top of serums and oils and just adds an extra relaxing step in my nighttime skincare routine.

Simon x

*The products mentioned in this post have been sent to me via the brand/pr however all opinions are mine, every product I feature on the site has been tested by myself personally and these are my genuine thoughts on the products. 

Seven Australian Brands Currently On My Radar.


IKOU is a brand I have only discovered in the past few months but am so happy to have some of the products in my beauty cupboard, beyond skincare the brand also has a whole host of products for the body and home along with herbal teas and aromatherapy products.

The textures and fragrances in the products are really well thought out and feel really beautiful on the skin, I have really enjoyed everything I have tried from the range.


Enbacci is a luxury Australian skincare brand which focuses on creating products that use really beautiful ingredients, My favourites from the range are definitely products from the Vitis Vinifera range as it helps to keep the skin hydrated whilst helping to target the first signs of ageing.

Antidote Essentials: 

The boys who created this range have succeeded really well at creating a range that consists of skincare products that we all use and need on a daily basis, the products in the range also contain natural ingredients and pure plant extracts. They have really aced the textures and consistencies of the products, they all absorb really well into the skin and just do what they say on the label.


Biologi is a range of serums for the face and body where each serum contains an extract from a single plant and is 100% active, the serums and super lightweight and sink to the skin really easily without leaving any sort of residue. The packaging is also really easy to travel with which means you can always have the products with you.

My favourite product in the range has to be the body serum as it absorbs quickly and leaves my skin hydrated but never greasy.

Organic Spa: 

Organic Spa is a certified organic and vegan line of products made in Byron Bay. I like the Organicsceuticals line in particular as I have found it to be really good at refining the texture and tone of my skin.

Billie Goat Soap:

The Billie Goat Soap range was created by a mum who had eczema, the products contain high-quality ingredients that include Premium Oils and Australian Goat Milk that help to keep the skin hydrated and nourished.

Product Recommendations: Goats Milk Soap - OriginalIntensive Eczema & Psoriasis Balm, Intensive Hand Cream - Natural, Hydrating Face Day Cream.


Glyco is the latest range of products that I have started to incorporate into my routine, the products in the range contain medical grade ingredients with powerful botanicals and I can honestly say from using the products I have noticed a big difference in the texture and tone of my skin.

My favourites from the range are for sure the Micro-D Intensive as there is nothing I love more than a good exfoliator and the Daily Resurfacing Pads as they have really helped smooth out the texture of my skin.

Product Recommendations: Micro-D Intensive, Daily Resurfacing Pads, Hydra-Pep Cleansing Balm, Advanced Cellular Stem-C Serum.

Simon x
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