Friday, September 30, 2016

#RivetReview Archive - Part Six

Part six of the #RivetReview archive takes a look at WOTNOT Facial Wipes and the Antipodes Apostle Brightening Serum. I also find burning sensations and cosmetic chemistry go together hand in hand, and also my thoughts on these products below!

Last week's and the next 3 weeks worth of archive!
Note: Information not pertaining to the outcome of the product review may have been been edited. Purchase/PR sample/gift status has been stated on each item. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Travel Essentials: Rivet's packed her bags and gone to Melbourne!

If you are reading this between 28th September - 4th October 2016, I am currently away in Melbourne. I don't get to travel often, so when it is time to pack items to take for a stay away from the precious collection of dozens of beauty products, I'm generally useless. Here are the products I have managed to bring with me on this 6 day “I need to get out of Sydney for a few days, but not too many, because I'll miss my dog too much” getaway.

Reason 1 for visiting Melbourne.

Reason 2 for visiting Melbourne.
Melbourne is home to some of my family and many friends, including Simon Proietto of The Skincare Obsessive, my BFF in blogging and life.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sukin Hydrating Facial Masque - #RivetReview

Sukin is a brand that is adored by many eco-conscious Australians due to the pledge of environmental stability; 100% Vegan formulas, carbon neutral manufacturing practices, and recycled packaging. Adding to that, their tagline "Skincare that doesn't cost the earth" has meaning; no microbeads and all products are grey water safe; very low impact on our waterways.
Smells good enough to eat!

Sukin Hydrating Facial Masque is a rich creamy mask that aims to hydrate and exfoliate dry skin, protect the natural moisture barrier and leave skin with a glow.

Friday, September 23, 2016

#RivetReview Archive - Part Five

At this point in time (around September 2015), my reviews started looking more like reviews. I present to you, part five of the #RivetReview archive. From now on, the archive posts will be going live on Fridays with two products per post.

I assure you, this is part five.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Juliette Armand - Skin Boosters CHRONOS Therapy - #RivetReview

The team at Juliette Armand, whom I met at Beauty Expo in August, were kind enough to invite me for a treatment to their Skin Moods Clinic up in Hornsby (a fairly long trek from my home in Sydney's South East). I took the opportunity when I needed a salon/clinic to do a case study for a module at college. Up to Hornsby I went on a pleasant Saturday morning.

The undercover, discrete car park.
 Juliette Armand are a self-sufficient Cosmeceutical and Para-Medical skin care company from Athens, Greece, run by Chemist Ioulia Armagou. They cater to all skin types, conditions and concerns, with the added bonus of customisability to create a personalised treatment plan with three different product categories.
The Elements range consists of 36 products that address 7 categories; Hydration, Eye Care, Prevention & Protection, Biological Ageing, Sensitive Skin, Oiliness & Acne, and Body.
The SkinBoosters range are para-medical in-salon treatments performed by a Dermal Therapist, and have five different therapies as an alternative to invasive cosmetic procedures such as injectibles and surgery. The treatments are followed up with complementary home care products.
The SunFilm range offers finishing products with SPF ratings suitable for the Australian UV index.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

QV Cream - #RivetReview

If you have ever had sore, dry and highly sensitized skin, you will have probably been wandering up to your local pharmacy to find a product that is suitable to use for your condition. The famous white bottles with the blue logo have probably caught your eye. Ego Pharmaceuticals' QV have been saving Australian skin since 1975, mine included during periods of painful dermatitis. Sometimes, it's the simplest formulas that really stand out.
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QV Cream is a rich, emollient and occlusive cream that creates a barrier between your skin and the outside world, allowing to protect sore and dry conditions that may affect the function, which is to keep things out.

Friday, September 16, 2016

#RivetReview Archive - Part Four

When reviewing products, you have to dig deep, analyze ingredients, claims, how to use the product and then you can give your final outcome. Not quite there yet, but as time went on, #RivetReview became more detailed. Future archive posts will be reduced to two products per post until we reach the point where my detail warrants individual posts.

The products in this part are in this photo!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Dragon's Blood - Trending

If you watch morning television, you have no doubt seen this miracle ingredient flaunted around in paid segments that claim you can delay a face lift by using a cosmetic product; is it a marketing ploy or is there actual benefit? After researching products and the raw ingredient, does the ingredient live up to the claims?

Dragon's Blood is a colloquial term for the a red latex resin that is found in several flowering plants around the world, however, the one we are talking about here comes from Croton Lechliri (Sangre De Drago) plant that is native to Peru, Ecuador and Colombia. For many years, indigenous peoples have been using the sap as a “liquid bandage” to seal wounds and encourage healing.

Friday, September 9, 2016

#RivetReview Archive - Part Three

A slight delay (life got in the way) made this a little difficult to get up within a reasonable time frame, but fret not, part three is here! Still rather poor writing on my part, but progress is a journey.