Bioderma Photoderm Autobronzant

Bioderma, Review, Self Tanning
Bioderma Photoderm Autobronzant Review

Let’s be honest. Self tanning can be really scary. Especially when the formula is colourless, so you don’t know what you’re going to get until the colour develops. Then, whatever streaks or marks in the tan can only be taken off with a really good scrub. After that you feel like, what’s the point of trying again? All you need is just to find the right self tanner. Meet Bioderma’s Photoderm Autobronzant, one of the easiest self tanners to work with.

Bioderma Photoderm AutobronzantFormulated with DHA, the self tanning agent, and a unique diffusion system, the diffusion system allows for more DHA to penetrate the skin and improves colour quality. The self tanning spray also comes with Cellular Bioprotection which boosts the skin’s immunity during sun exposure. The formula also moistures the skin, increasing moisture levels to 49.9% two hours after application. It’s a mist that dries down instantly, leaving no trace so you get an even application. People with sensitive skin can also use it as it’s light scented, hypo-allergenic, paraben-free, and non-comedogenic.

Price: $19.95 / 150ml / Available now at Mass Drugstores

How to Apply: Spray evenly, holding the bottle 20cm’s away from the skin. Apply once a day for three days, and then once every two days to achieve a solid tan. To maintain, apply once a week.

Bioderma Photoderm AutobronzantAbove: Day 1 Below: Day 4

My Thoughts:

With most spray self tanners, you’re left with a mess in your bathroom or wherever you apply it. But this tanner hasn’t left a trace anywhere, which I really love. The tanning spray takes some time to develop, which I wasn’t expecting but with each day of application, the tan kept its natural golden look and my skin has felt very hydrated. The colour is very natural and if I happen to miss any spots, it’s so very subtle and not at all obvious. I think it’s one of the easiest self tanners to work with because you do have all of the control and that’s very comforting for someone who gets very intimidated to use them. The colour has been very long lasting as long as I apply a top coat every week like it suggests to “freshen” it up. I also think you can get quite a few uses out of it and even more if you don’t use the tanner all over your body. At the price point it’s at, combined with the natural, long lasting results and fool-proof application process, I think it’s definitely a must by!

What do you think of the Bioderma Photoderm Autobronzant? Have you ever tried it out before?! Share your thoughts below!







Disclosure: This product was provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

Kat Von D Lock-It Collection

Kat Von D, Review
Kat Von D Lock-It Collection

Wearing foundation in the summer is always a problem for me. It feels like every time I go out, no matter how long wearing the foundation is, it slides off almost immediately. I’m glad, however, that I don’t have much to cover up on my face but I still like having a flawless, perfect base, no matter how hot it is outside. I finally got to try some of the new products from the Kat Von D Lock-It collection and I think I’ve finally found my holy grail base products.

katvond-lock-it-collection-02 If you don’t know about Lock-It Foundation ($42 / 1 oz / Available now at Sephora ), it’s one of the best long wearing foundations on the market. The formula is very creamy and pigmented, and with just one pump you get all you need to erase discoloration, shine and blemishes. You can apply it with a brush or a sponge and you still get the same impactful coverage. It has a velvety matte finish and is even strong enough to cover up tattoos! The tube features an airless chamber that contributes to the prevention contamination as well as its rich consistency. They’ve also recently expanded the foundation line to include even more paler shades (woohoo!) as well as darker shades.

Kat Von D Lock-It CollectionThe Lock-It Creme Concealer ($34 / 0.22 oz / Available now at Sephora) is new to the Lock-It family and offers pigmented, creamy, and blendable full coverage that wears up to 24 hours. It’s an instant, one-coat coverage kind of concealer that still feels light weight and moisturizing.  It comes in 20 shades as well as a pure white, which is pretty awesome and can be used for brightening and creating custom tones.

Kat Von D Lock-It CollectionThe Lock-It Setting Powder ($38 / 0.67 oz / Available now at Sephora) is unlike any other powder you’ve ever tried. It’s 30% lighter, so you get a flawless finish without any chalkyness or added texture. It’s a silky, non-drying powder that’s formulated with Micro-Blurring Technology, so pores and any skin imperfections are diffused, giving you a velvety matte finish. It’s a translucent powder that looks truly undetectable on all skin tones. You can use it to set and bake your under eye makeup, as well as all over.

Kat Von D Lock-It CollectionL-R: Lock-It Creme Concealer & Lock-It Foundation
Kat Von D Lock-It CollectionLock-It Setting Powder

These have become my go-to products when I know I’m gonna be out all day or in extreme heat. I love that I don’t need much product from both the foundation and concealer in order to cover and complete my face. The setting powder is the best loose powder I’ve ever worked with because it’s so finely milled and really soft in texture that it doesn’t add weight and cakeyness to my face. The foundation shade I’ve been wearing is Light 42 Neutral, which suits me perfectly when I’m not wearing any self tanner. Since I have been self tanning more, I’m going to pick up Light 45 Warm. The concealer I’ve been using is Light 9, which I think works perfectly on me, especially when I have bronzer or self tanner on.

I always sweat whenever the temperature outside is over 25 degrees celsius, so I prefer something that holds up and these products do the trick. I’ve never been more confident with dealing with the summer heat and not having to worry about showing up bare faced because my makeup has been sweat off. If you’re looking for something similar, I HIGHLY recommend trying these products out first. You may uncover your holy grail base products as well!

What do you think of the Kat Von D Lock-It collection of base products? Have you tried any of them out? Share your thoughts below!







Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.

New Skin Cleansers with Benefits

Avon, Review, Skincare Review
New Skin Cleansers with Benefits

Long gone are the days when we were told to cleanse our faces with soap and water. Now there are so many cleansers out there that are loaded with tons of benefits for our skin that it would be ridiculous to go back to a boring bar of soap. Avon offers a range of cleansers in their Anew Clean collection that work for all skin types and will make your skin feel oh-so-good.

New Skin Cleansers with BenefitsThe Illuminating Rich Cleansing Foam ($7.99 / 150ml) works at balancing the skin and removing oil, without stripping the skin of moisture. Your skin is left looking revitalized and refreshed. The cleansing foam works best on normal or combination skin but can be used by all skin types. The Micellar Cleansing Water ($7.99 / 150ml) cleanses, tones and hydrates.. with no water or rinsing needed! It contains a Isotonic Water Complex, which draws in and maintains moisture so your skin feels softer and revitalized. It’s soap and alcohol-free and suitable for all skin types. And if you have zero time to cleanse your skin but still want to use something effective, then the Facial Cleansing Wipes ($7.99) are perfect for you. All makeup, including stubborn eye makeup, is no match for these cleansing wipes. They’re formulated with soothing edelweiss extract and are suitable for all skin types.

New Skin Cleansers with BenefitsThe Refining Daily Scrub ($7.99 / 100ml) is a powerhouse at gently exfoliating your skin to reveal brighter and more luminous skin. You can use it 1 – 3 times a week and it works on all skin types. After cleansing with any of the prior mentioned cleansers, you should follow up with the Revitalizing Toner ($7.99 / 200ml). The toner contains papaya extract and leaves skin feeling refined and conditioned, while improving the appearance of pores. It can be used by all skin types as well.

New Skin Cleansers with BenefitsL-R: Illuminating Rich Cleansing Foam & Refining Daily Scrub

My Thoughts:

The Anew Clean collection has a cleanser for everyone and at very budget-friendly prices. I’ve been using all of the cleansers and toner and really enjoy all of the benefits they have to offer my skin. They’re soft and soothing, and make my skin feel super clean but very hydrated and revitalized. Even my husband has been enjoying the cleansers as well. I would, however, use the cleansers with caution if you have really sensitive skin because there could be some irritation.

What do you think of my new skin cleansers with benefits? Have you tried any of the Avon Anew Clean skincare collection?! Share your thoughts below!







Disclosure: These products were provided for editorial consideration, however these are my honest opinions.