How to Spot Fake MAC Makeup

This is my first blog post on 'How To Spot Fake Makeup Products'. I do hope these posts will be helpful and beneficial to people who struggle to decipher the difference between a genuine and fake product. I am on an 'Anti fakes' mission. I really do have a massive pet peeve on people buying and selling fake items. There is nothing worse than a someone preaching about great products that you know is a fake. Surely their rave would be even higher if it was the genuine product? I think their should be more out there to show people real and genuine items especially when it comes to makeup. So i got my trusty bank card out and set out to buy fakes solely for this blogpost...


"Firstly i would kindly like to ask people not to copy my photos without permission. I have now had to watermark each photo due to people using my photos as their own in other blogposts. If you do wish to use any of my photos please give credit where it is due and link back to this blogpost so that everyone can make themselves aware about how to spot fake Mac products. Thank you."

So i have had to watch so many small bloggers squeal with excitement over their 'So called' Mac goodies they bagged for a steal price through eBay, all across their social media sites. Stpidly being new to makeup i jumped on the 'too good to be true' bandwagon and stupidly purchased a huge Mac eyeshadow palette for only £25 on eBay. However when it arrived it was so obviously fake and from China. The lady claimed she bought it from a Mac store in the USA but though i was naive (Impulse finger clicking will do that to you when you don't do your proper research) i was not stupid! However some people are.  I could spot a fake a mile away, and in a minute i will explain why. At first i wasn't too bothered about it being fake so i just decided to keep the palette. After all it had some pretty colour's in it, but it wasn't until i started researching into beauty products from china that i realised keeping this palette was a huge mistake.

Not because of the money loss but because of the regulations china have when it comes to making beauty products and the ingredients that they contain. (See chinese legislation here.) Legally they don't have to name all the ingredients within their products. Though i would love to get into an in depth post of the risks of buying Chinese cosmetics or anything listed on eBay with 'From China' under the listing (plus with my pregnancy brain atm, it would take days lol) I have seen many blog posts writing about the risk. One post in particular is by Pretty in pink blog. As stated a lot of Chinese cosmetics don't always contain what they claim to be on the label. What they state on the label isn't necessarily going to be what you are putting on your face.

Now I would rather now pay full price for something or buy a cheaper alternative from a UK high street brand, than apply anything from china that is unbranded.... Yes that goes for, lipsticks, mascaras, eye shadows, bronzers and most definitely foundations and anything skincare related. What these Makeup items from China contain really can lead to skin irritations and even possible long term damage, from damaging ingredients like Lead, Mercury and Arsenic!! Again Pretty in pink goes into good detail about these products on her blog post, reading will definitely have you thinking twice about purchasing cheap unknown makeup again. 

So this post is actually about how to spot fake mac products from the real ones, but i wanted people to see the risks of buying the fake ones in the first place, (not just because of my pet peeve or that i scream every time i see a fake mac lipstick selling for £15 on eBay lol) but because i generally feel for people who are so desperate to get their hands on a make up items they cannot afford. I see a lot of posts and youtube videos going around on how to spot fake Urban Decay Naked palettes and Benefit make up products, but i rarely see them on Mac make up products. So i took to buying fakes off of eBay (yes spending my own money to help you guys out) and compared them to my real genuine Mac products (purchased either online from the Mac UK store or my local Mac store in Cambridge). Another great way is if you suspect it is a fake, take the product to your local Mac store and ask them. The Cambridge MAC store is fantastic at being helpful. I had to pop in to buy a blusher especially for this post and discussed with one of the make up artists there that i was doing this post. She was asking how i see the differences so i decided this post would hopefully help a lot of people, to avoid skin irritations and wasting their hard earned money. 

How to spot a fake Mac Lipstick

Can you spot the real one from the fake??

Did you spot right??? The lipstick on the Left is the Fake, and i see a ton of these being listed on eBay everyday!!! People actually buy these sometimes for more than the original retail price simply because they are so desperate to get their hands on a sold out limited edition lipstick. Here's how to spot the difference between the two:

1. Letter font | On the fake Mac lipstick the lettering is larger and higher up on the lipstick tube. Every real Mac lipstick i own has smaller lettering on the bottom of the tube. As soon as you see a lipstick with high lettering it screams utterly fake!

2. The Texture and Look |  Fake Mac lipsticks aren't usually as pigmented, creamy or opaque. For instance it will be labelled as a Cremesheen finish but will swatch like a Lustre. Or worse being labelled a Matte shade but swatches like a Satin ( below will show you swatches ). The best way to tell it's a fake is by the line in the lipstick. Real Mac lipsticks are smooth all the way around, they DO NOT have manufacture lines running down them. They also don't bend as easily as the cheap ones and they are formulated better. The smell is another huge giveaway. Real mac lipsticks have a soft sweet vanilla scent to them, where as the fake ones smell like cheap plastic or perfume, similar to cheap drugstore lipticks.

3. Weight, Colour, Width Packaging | The real Mac lipstick is slightly slender than the fake (which the fakes appear more chunky). The fake ones are wider and just a tad bit taller (literally 1mm). Also the fake lipstick packaging is a lot more glittery. Real mac lipsticks have a very subtle hint of shimmer in the packaging, and its much finer glitter particles. The packaging is cheaper and feels much more flimsy than the genuine Mac lipstick. Another way to tell is by the weight. Real mac lipsticks are heavier than fake mac lipsticks.

Fake mac weighed 14 grams- Genuine weighed 20 grams

4. Stickers and packaging |  Now this is where its hard to tell, as even genuine mac products don't position their stickers perfectly (ok yes im a tad bit ocd and notice these things, but only because i am a bit of a perfectionist lol); But if you look carefully at the lettering font you can see the difference. I feel lettering and packaging is the hardest to tell the difference from and this is where eBay sellers can get away with selling fakes. As they often use stock photos, or swipe someone elses from Google. AVOID Items with these pictures!

I swatched a couple of the Fake Mac lipsticks twice over each other and they are still sheer. Where as the genuine MAC lipsticks are much more pigmented, opaque and creamy (though opaqueness does depend on the lipstick finish). I dread to think of the chemicals inside the fake lipsticks. Which would you prefer on your lips? 

Genuine box packaging. I'm sorry i couldn't find where i placed the fake mac lipstick boxes. 

How to spot a fake Mac Blush

Did you spot right? The product on the left (prism) is currently my only genuine mac blusher which i purchased this week specifically for this blogpost. I am not a huge blush lover (yet i'm sure lol) so i didn't want to pay so much for something i wouldn't wear a lot. Any who, the make up artist who listened to what i was looking for (subtle blush that looked natural) tested out blushers on my skin and i fell in love with the blush Prism. It is the perfect neutral everyday shade.

How to spot fake Mac blushes

1. Size and shape | Until you open the blushes you cannot tell the difference just by looking at them. They are both the exact same size and actually the exact same weight too (30g) but the genuine Mac blush has very faint lines on it (manufacturer lines). The real mac packaging again like the lipstick is more solid, the fake mac packaging is more flimsy. The real mac blush packaging has a slight sheen to it, where as the fake mac packaging looks more dull. Letter font is just slightly larger on the fake blusher too.

2. Outer packaging & font | The fake outer packaging is slightly larger than the genuine one. Which is strange seeing as they got the blusher compact size perfectly the same. The item name is printed on the genuine blusher box, where as  the fake has a sticker. The writing is chunkier and less sleek on the fakes. Also the fake has a sticker bar code on the box when the genuine is printed. Both have the back to Mac logos on inside flaps. I did notice the ingredients are different too. 

3. Stickers | The sticker is very similar both even have the ", make-up art cosmetics LTD" lettering printed on them. The stickers have slightly different fonts but not as much difference as the outer packaging has. Both also have the recyclable signs on them, unlike the lipsticks. Basically if someone sold the blushers without the box (claiming its used in an eBay listing) then it would be near impossible to know the difference! Scary right!?

4. Texture | I personally think that the blushers are the hardest ones to spot the fakes. They smell the same, feel the same and look the same (pretty much) So you will only know a fake blusher from a genuine one if you have made the mistake to buy one.

How to spot Fake Mac Face Powder

The one the furthest to the right is the genuine Mac Powder. The center and left are both Fakes.

1. Packing/Casing | The fake ones look totally obvious when you compare them to the genuine. There isn't much difference in the look, the genuine one only has a slight sheen to it. The letter font on the front is obviously a lot larger on the fake mac powder case. The casing on the fake powder is very flimsy, where as the genuine mac one is more sturdy and feels heavy (though mine nc41 is a little broken at the hinge). Both the real and fake come with the sponge underneath.

2. Weight | Fake 52g, Genuine 60g. Keeping in mind that i have been using the 60kg genuine one for months also. The genuine feels heavy in your hand, the fake feels cheap and as light as a feather.

3. Sticker labels | Both items have the recyclable sign and again reg details in same area. However the genuine powder the sticker has the product number and the writing is more sleek.

3. Smell, look & consistency |  Now the smell is an obvious giveaway!!! The genuine Mac studio fix face powder has a very light/faint scent to it. Where as the Fake is very heavily perfumed. I dread to think what actual skin irritant ingredients are in this! Its not like a Chanel or Burberry powder where the scent wears off. Also upon swatching the fake Mac powder is very chalky (clearly because its full of talc) it would be impossible not to look cakey applying this face powder. 

I could not find the boxes these came in but its the same as blushers, but i remember being alarmed the moment i saw stickers. But not only mac stickers, round circle stickers with codes same as the cheap Chinese eyeshadow palette i stupidly purchased.

My Advice:

If you cannot afford Mac products look on google and instagram for 'Mac Dupes' so that you can find an item in the exact same shade or formulation from another reputable company. Another way is to save up your money (buy less in the drugstore) or have a blog sale to make money to buy a Mac product. That way you don't feel your spending your own money and your making money to buy a new goody - yay. You could ask a family member to buy you a product for your Birthday or for Christmas. Lastly another great way to get Mac products half price is through a blog sale. I haven't spotted many bloggers selling fake Mac products and many of us sell lipsticks, palettes and foundations for under half the retail price. Again you can find out about blog sales by searching the hashtag #blogsale on sites like Instagram and Twitter. 

If you are considering purchasing any Mac products on eBay please do so at your own risk. I would not advise you to, but if you do please make sure the photos are private photos not a stock photo and make sure to ask the seller questions. Ask for swatches and photos of the items more in depth before you click the bid button. Chances are some people really have no clue they are selling fakes and would be happy to comply. Where as the ones who are aware they are selling illegal fakes will avoid replying. Also when it comes to eyeshadow palettes check to see if they are on the Mac website or have been reviewed on Temptalia. Please do your research.

The Genuine Mac products i own and have accumulated over the past few months.

After reading this do you feel you could spot the difference between a fake and a genuine MAC product? Do let me know if you would like me to purchase more fake items to compare.... 

Thanks for Reading Lovelies

Jamey xo

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5 Beauty Products I'm Loving - April Edition

So it's been a couple of months now since i did a monthly favourites blogpost about the beauty products i am currently loving, so i thought it was about time i caught up. Especially seeing as i have a fair few new discoveries i am dying to share with you. So this is the 2nd instalment of my '5 Beauty Products I'm Loving' series on the blog, as i actually forgot March's (bad blogger Jamey), but to be fair i have had a lot going on in my personal life. You can catch up on what i was loving during February here (in fact i am still obsessed with all of those products) however now there are now some new obsessions that have joined them. So without further ado here are the products i have been obsessed with over the past couple of months........ keep your eyes peeled for an exclusive skincare favourites blogpost coming up soon....

1. Perricone MD H2 Elemental Energy Hydrating Cloud Cream* - £69 / $80 | As you may have seen recently if you follow my blog or my Instagram i have been testing out the New Perricone MD H2 Elemental Energy Skincare line for around 6 weeks. The Hydrating Cloud Cream is by far the must have super-star product of the entire line up, even though i personally think every product is wonderful (no i am not sponsored to say that). I generally think Perricone MD have been on a role over the past year first with the amazing Pre:Empt Series and now with their revolutionary H2 line. The entire Elemental Energy line is powered by Hydrogen (which Perricone MD are naming it's H2 Energy Complex™). This stable form of hydrogen is incredibly powerful at deeply penetrating the skin to help energise and activate skin cells, adding vitality back into the skin through intense hydration. The revolutionary formula really helps to infuse hydration into dull, tired and dehydrated skin that is lacking in water-moisture. The texture is incredibly unique and lightweight. The result is always perfectly hydrated, refreshed and balanced skin. If you struggle with unbalanced skin i highly recommend you try this out, because even after just a week of use you will notice a huge difference! This is the only day moisturiser i have reached for over the last 6 weeks, and that says something! You can read more about this moisturiser here and the entire H2 Elemental Energy line here.

2. BECCA First Light Priming Filter - £32 / $38 | Despite being someone who doesn't like the colour purple, i gravitated towards this pretty lilac primer like it was a glittery unicorn flying through the sky. So the moment payday came around i couldn't put the primer and this other Becca product into my basket quick enough. I have been a fan of the Backlight Priming Filter (and pretty much all Becca products ) for quite some time now (you can find more Becca reviews here); But i think i have to say that i love this primer even more! Dare i say that this is my favourite Becca product yet? The lavender-toned lightweight primer really helps to brighten up dull, tired and sallow-looking skin parting a beautiful soft-focus dewy glow that will wake up any complexion. I find that it blends into the skin seamlessly as if they were one, and leaves behind a beautiful lit-from-within, healthy sheen. I imagine if you crushed some beautiful pearls and mixed with some finely powdered diamond dust and dusted them all over your face, it would look a little something like this. It's honestly stunning and my favourite glowy primer to date (I've tested a fair few). What’s more the formula gets it's lightweight texture from the use of refreshing Spring Water and Hyaluronic Acid to help hydrate and plump up the skin, Prickly Pear Flower to re-energise skin and Ginger to help combat redness and sooth any skin irritations. Ginger also helps to improve the appearance of skin because it helps to increase circulation. Many people with oilier skin have said they are too nervous to try this, but my oily-combination skin loves this! I find that the inclusion of Hyaluronic Acid really helps to keep the skin moisturised all day, therefor producing much less oil. This is everything i wanted the By Terry Hyaluronic Hydra Primer to be, and its more affordable! This used under the foundation mentioned in this post gives me flawless-looking skin that lasts all day! This is the perfect morning wake-me-up product for anyone like myself who gets next-to-no sleep, as well as those suffering with a self inflicted hangover or jet lag. It's like cheating a good facial, ssh no one will ever know! This product is another perfect example of 'good for you cosmetics', that infuses good skincare with makeup. Well done Becca.

3. Cover FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation - £34 / $40 | I discovered the Cover FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation last year and was intrigued as i had never heard anything about it before. Everyone seemed to be a huge fan of the Custom Cover Drops, but their other foundation formulas never seem to get a mention. Which is a shame as i have to say that Cover FX in my opinion have some of the best foundation formulas out there! The only problem is trying to find the right shade (online) as there are so many shades to choose from it can be a little overwhelming. I also find the shades differ with each foundation formula. Even though i have a warm undertone, i find neutral-toned foundations suit me better (otherwise when they oxidise i can end up looking like something off of the Simpsons) Crikey! Before i started using more skin-brightening skincare products the shade N35 suited me perfectly, now i am more of a N25 so i have to mix in a couple of drops of The Body Shop Lightening Drops to get my correct shade. The texture of this foundation is unusual and somewhat thick, like a lotion/cream hybrid. However it doesn't feel heavy or thick on the skin once blended in (unlike this and this). I love to apply this foundation with a dense buffing brush like this or this and then go over with a damp beauty blender to make sure everything is blended into the skin. It is one of those foundations that takes a little while to set but i like that, as it means i have more time to work with it to make sure its perfected before it sets. The foundation formula is enriched with vitamins C & E which help to brighten, protect and help with ageing (meaning this is one that looks lovely on those with fine lines), i like that it smooths over fine lines, dry patches and pores. It's a buildable foundation that can be taken from sheer to full coverage, however i personally prefer this as a light-medium coverage and if i want extra coverage i use the Cover FX Total Cover Cream Foundation underneath beforehand (which also has an spf of 30 btw). The finish is very natural with a slight healthy glow, but not glowy enough to be considered a dewy foundation. However i do enjoy mixing in a couple of drops of these to add a sun-kissed glow. Though this is oil free i always set my oily areas (the t-zone) with a powder and i find the more hours that go by, the more beautiful this foundation looks on the skin.

4. Kevyn Aucoin Liquid Contour Wand - Sculpting Medium - £38 / $48 |  Kevin Aucoin practically pioneered contouring in the beauty industry, and despite every company following suit and coming out with their own contour products, i always find myself reaching for his over any others that i own! I like that every Kevyn Aucoin product i have ever tried has been of the highest quality and i have been a fan of his medium sculpting powder, creamy glow sculpting duo and his contour book for a long time. So i knew the moment i saw the release of his contour wands that i just had to try them out. Both Cult Beauty and Love Makeup only stock the contour shades (i couldn't see the highlight shades) so i chose a contour shade i knew would suit me the best, Medium. Initially i thought medium would be too dark (after seeing 1 swatch online) but it suits me perfectly. I love how the product is housed in a pen with a soft-bristled brush that you click to dispense for easily application, its like a giant Touche Eclat Pen. However i use the pen for precise application but i prefer to use a small buffing brush or beauty blender to blend it out. The texture is lightweight just like a concealer and blends seamlessly into the skin, lasts all day and layers extremely well with contouring powders over top. It works over top of all foundation formulas and it even blends well over top of powders (i learnt by mistake when i set with powder beforehand one day lol). If you are someone who wants to start contouring but are too nervous that it will look a little too drastic or drag queen like, then i highly recommend this. Rest assured this sheers out beautifully and is incredibly buildable. I honestly haven't reached for any other contour product in months! Now i just need to get my mitts on the highlight shades. I guess a mini Sephora Spree is in order?!

5. The Perfect Eyebrow Trio | OK so this last favourite might be cheating a little, but seeing as i have not done a monthly favourites in a couple of months i thought it would be acceptable to include this dynamic trio together! Especially seeing as i use all 3 of them in conjunction with each other to do my brows every single day. I honestly don't remember how i ever did my brows before these 3 products came into my life. It's no secret that i have been a huge fan of the precise-tipped Anastasia Brow Wiz for years. It's pretty much all i have used along with this for the past 5 years! So when Tope kindly sent me her new Mahogany Naturals Brown Eye Brow Pencil* (£20) i wasn't that enthusiastic that i was going to love it. I have been a huge fan of her hair products for a while (especially this and this) and have repurchased numerous times, so i was excited when she said she was going to start her own cruelty-free makeup line for darker skin tones. Anyway, going back to my brows.... when i first started out doing my brows (when i wasn't using a black eyeliner *cringe) I loved the Etude House Drawing Pencil, but i found because of the size (and firm waxy texture) i would draw my brows far too thick. I assumed this pencil would do the same....boy was i wrong!!! The texture of this pencil is beautiful! It's creamy, but not so creamy that it applies too much product. Its pretty much my ABH Brow Wiz with an angled shape to cover a wider area of space! It's definitely one of those products that took me by surprise and I'm so glad that it's now part of my everyday makeup routine. The colour is perfect for me, its a dark brown that's not too deep nor too warm; However because its a universal 'brown' shade it wont suit all skin-tones or hair shades, i find that it will suit light-medium to medium-deep skin tones best and i hope she will come out with more shades in the future. Though this fills in a good 90% of my brows i find that the tail of my brow needs more definition. The Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ebony (£17/$23) is the perfect product for achieving this, used in conjunction with the Louise Young Angled Brow Brush LY30 (£10) my brows have been the most defined they have ever been, whilst looking natural and avoiding the harsh Instabrow look. This brush is honestly amazing!!! In fact i have loved every brush i have ever purchased by Louise Young (especially the LYO6 Blush Brush and this). I actually have my friend Alicja of Land of Makeup to thank for the powder and brush, as i discovered both of these while playing with her makeup products during one of our girly sleepovers. I rushed out and purchased both products the next day and 2 months later they are all i use. I have learnt to accept that my brows will always be distant cousins that hate each other behind each others back's (in length & shape because my eyes are different shapes) im not lucky enough to have brows that are sisters; but at least they stay put and they look natural and fabulous all day long.

All of the products within this post are also cruelty free. So these are the products that really stood out to me the most over the past couple of months. I will admit that it was hard to choose just 5 (*cough 7 lol) especially as i had a lot of new skincare items i was loving, but as i mentioned i will be doing a blogpost exclusively on the skincare items i am loving. I would love to know what beauty products have you been loving recently? Do any of the products i shared in this post intrigue you?..... 

Thanks for Reading Lovelies

Jamey xo

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Perricone MD H2 Elemental Energy Collection Review

Damage caused to our skin over time can lead to dull, dehydrated and tired-looking skin. Perricone MD is renowned for its efficacious anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing skincare, as well as it's supplements range to help combat these skin issues. Dr Nick Perricone recently added a new line to the renowned Perricone MD Army called the H2 Elemental Energy™ Collection. The collection contains a comprehensive range of lightweight and fast-absorbing products that help to provide extremely hydrating results, leaving the skin feeling re-energised and looking more radiant. The entire line is powered by Hydrogen (which Perricone MD are naming its H2 Energy Complex™ ) and is apparently known to be the smallest molecule in the universe. This stable form of hydrogen is incredibly powerful at helping each product to rapidly-absorb into the skin, helping to activate and energise skins cells to add vitality back into the skin by delivering a powerful boost of hydration. Not only are the scientific results actually effective in this entire line but the packaging is equally as stylish, and rather unique. It just screams modern-day science. 

I feel that this is a collection that will work for every skin type that suffers with dehydrated skin. However i feel that it is ultimately beneficial for those with Normal, Combination and Oily skin, simply because of the lightweight textures and that all of the products contain no pore-clogging or congesting ingredients. Though dry skin-types could also use these products, i feel they won't give substantial enough nourishment to the skin, that dry skin-types really need. So i would recommend layering an oil over top (like this or this) to really help combat any dryness you may have on the surface layer of your skin, and to lock in all the moisture. I was very kindly sent 4 out of the 5 products from the line 6 weeks ago, upon it's initial release in the USA. The only product i don't own from the line is the Advanced Renewal Infusion Serum, which will be retailing in the UK shortly for a whopping £210 - *Gulp! Yes i am pulling my shocked face! I was aware of this line for a good month before it even released and i was super excited impatiently counting down the days for its PR event and initial release. Each product within the line is created to work simultaneously together in light layers to provide deep hydration, that will last all day long. I can honestly say that since i started incorporating these products into my skincare routine, my skin has never been as balanced as it currently is! I most definitely put it down to these products! I have tested these products everyday for 6 weeks now (with the exception of the mask), so i thought that i would finally share my thoughts on each of the products (in the order of which i use them) and let you know which ones are worth the investment.... 

Perricone MD H2 Elemental Energy Firming Foam Mask* - £48/$50 for 100ml | The first thing i noticed is that there is no cleanser in this line, which to be honest Perricone didn't need as they already own an amazing selection of cleansers (all but 1 i already own). I'm pretty new to the foaming mask game and despite owning a small collection in my bathroom cabinet, the only one i have used (and thoroughly enjoyed) is the Radical Skincare Instant Revitalising Mask. The lovely Veronica insisted that i test out the firming face mask as she loved it so much, so of course valuing her credible recommendations i tested it out, and now i see why she loves it so much! The Firming Foam Mask comes in a sleek airtight pump container and the amount of product you get is amazing (100ml to be precise, most brands will offer 50ml for this price point).  It dispenses out as a rich gel texture which is incredibly cooling on the skin, (the total opposite of this Perricone MD Mask, which heats up) and begins to turn into a delicate yet rich and dense foam almost immediately with the slightest tingling sensation. I like that the foam doesn't dissolve/evaporate too quickly like with some 'foaming' masks, and the rich texture does a great job of preventing it from running into your eyes, nose or mouth. If you could put your face in a cool fluffy cloud, I'm guessing it would probably feel something like this!? It's one of those face masks that you notice immediate results with after rinsing. The Perricone MD Firming Foam Mask* is not only fun to use, but it really works to help your skin feel and look amazing! Skin is left feeling hydrated, invigorated, refreshed, soft, soothed and moisturised. It also smells delightful. If your looking for a mask to give instant brightening and firming results, then i highly recommend this. It's now a firm staple in my beauty cabinet. This is a face mask that is gentle enough to be used everyday, however i only mask when needed. At present i am enjoying using this once a week. Perricone now have 4 face masks in their collection, all of which i thoroughly enjoy. Though i have yet to try the Chloro Plasma.

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Bentonite, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Saccharide Isomerate, Disiloxane, Decyl Glucoside, Betaine, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Phosphatidylcholine, Sodium Borohydride, Perfluorohexane, Perfluoromethylcyclopentane, Perfluorodecalin, Disodium Adenosine Triphosphate, Octyldodecyl PCA, Menthyl PCA, Algin, Carica Papaya Fruit Extract, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Coconut Acid, Sodium Chloride, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Xanthan Gum, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Isethionate, Butylene Glycol, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, Potassium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hydroxide, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Phenoxyethanol.

UK Link | USA Link
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Perricone MD H2 Elemental Energy Hydrating Booster Serum* - £80/$100 for 30ml | The Most Expensive product of the 4 i own, and at first it was my least favourite. Not because it's a bad product, but because for the price point, the texture and the amount of product i have to use! Surely i could use a more affordable hyaluronic serum like this and this to get the same hydration right? I'm so used to my serums being power houses that combine a multitude of ingredients to target an array of different skin issues, so i just didn't find that this wowed me..... However, the longer i used it the more i became to love it, especially when used in conjunction with the Hydrating Cloud Cream. The serums pros is that it is super lightweight which absorbs instantly and gives your skin an instant boost of hydration. Those who dislike sticky or tacky serums will love this. Its's also especially effective if you are someone who is short of time and needs your skincare routine to be quick and efficient. The container is also airtight which makes it fantastic for travel with no risk for spillage. Now for the cons, though i do find that this does a fantastic job of hydrating my skin, the texture is just far too watery for my personal taste. Fluid textures that are almost water-like with no viscosity are brilliant for penetrating the skin quickly, but because of the texture i find that i have to use a lot of product to cover my entire face and neck (3 pumps to be precise). Which sadly means i am going through the product far too quickly! I also find the pump shoots product out a little messily (because of the watery texture) and though i prefer pumps, i feel the consistency of this serum would have benefited much greater with a dropper applicator instead. I think if this would have been at a more affordable price it would be a definite constant repurchase, but because of the high price tag and the amount of product i use it's personally a little out of my financial reach. I do feel blessed to have been lucky enough to trial it. However i would definitely purchase this again at some point in the future and perhaps mix it with some of my other serums, as i found this layered really well with other serums (especially this and this). Would i say this is a must have product in the collection? I would say yes and no! Just weigh up the pro's and con's and you decide.

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Methyl Gluceth-20, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Betaine, Ectoin, Polysorbate 20, Potassium Hydroxide, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Panthenol, Acrylatesa/Inyl Isodecanoate Crosspolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Butylene Glycol, Lactobacillus Ferment, Allantoin, Di Potassi Um Glycyrrhizate, Phosphatidylcholine, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Phenoxyethanol, Saccharide Isomerate, Sea Whip Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Sodium Borohydride.

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Perricone MD H2 Elemental Energy De-Puffing Eye Gel* - £60/$75 for 15ml | This is not my most expensive eye cream in my collection (in fact this, this and this are!) it retails for only a few £'s more than my favourite Aesop Parsley Seed Eye Serum. The H2 Elemental Energy Eye Gel is a cooling, soothing eye gel that de-puffs and hydrates the delicate eye area. Dr Nick Perricone describes the De-Puffing Eye Gel as a preventative measure for any visible signs of ageing around the eye area, and tackles puffiness, dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. This is a fantastic eye product for those who are after a lightweight hydrator that wont irritate sensitive eyes and it also layers well with a richer eye cream over top. I also really like that it is Fragrance-Free as i have extremely sensitive eyes, strong fragrance often irritates them. It works for all skin types and i believe all ages too, helping to provide immediate, soothing hydration. I spent a fair amount of last month crying after i tragically lost a family member, and this eye cream really helped to reduce the puffiness i woke up with every morning. Initially i wasn't sure at first that the gel texture would give my super dry under eyes enough moisture, but boy-oh-boy, was I wrong! It feels incredibly delicate and silky to the touch, and had my under eyes feeling extremely hydrated and moisturised all day! Even throughout allergy season where my eyes tend to be more dry, itchy and inflamed. A little really goes a long way with this, and concealer applies like a dream over top (i actually had less creasing and didn't use a powder to set). I actually find myself looking forward to applying this to my under eyes every morning. If you are after a lightweight eye product that feels like a glass of water for your under eyes, has a nice cooling sensation and instantly makes your eyes feel refreshed and look visibly less puffy then i highly recommend this. Best of all if you also have extremely sensitive eyes and get milia bumps easily, you will really enjoy this. I actually found it has helped remove some of the milia bumps i had under my eyes.

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycereth-26, Glycerin, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Sodium Potassium Aluminum Silicate, Methyl Gluceth-20, Phosphatidycholine, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Borohydride, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Ectoin, Adenosine, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, Panthenol, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Cyclohexasiloxane, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Olivate, Betaine, Dimethicone, Hydroxyacetophenone, Tromethamine, Sorbitan Olivate, Carbomer, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Allantoin, Saccharomyces/Viscum Album (Mistletoe) Ferment Extract, Disodium EDTA, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Lactobacillus/Soybean Ferment Extract, Saccharomyces/Imperata Cylindrica Root Ferment Extract, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, PCA, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Silica, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).

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Perricone MD H2 Elemental Energy Hydrating Cloud Cream* -  £69/$80 for 50ml | Now for the Creme-De-La-Creme of this entire line *imagine angels start singing in the background. This is by far one of Perricone MD's most exciting innovations to date! The H2 Elemental Energy Hydrating Cloud Cream features a luxurious, lighter-than-air formula that provides a superior hydrating experience and true efficacy. It's incredibly unique in that it addresses the needs of dehydrated, dull, tired-looking skin without being heavy or pore-clogging, which can result in breakouts. The revolutionary formula helps to infuse hydration to skin that is lacking in water, to help you achieve healthy, hydrated and youthful looking skin; Where as most traditional moisturisers target skin types lacking in oil. This was the product i was most excited about getting my hands on and i must say that it exceeded my already high expectations! This moisturiser is simply amazing and I have found myself reaching for this every single morning over every other moisturuiser i own, including this and this (which are long-time favourites)! It feels so lightweight on the skin and cool to the touch, similar to the Blithe Pressed Serum - Crystal Iceplant but much more whipped. The Perricone Hydrating Cloud Cream is the ultimate lightweight hydrator for those with combination and oily skin. It helps to provide the skin with intense hydration that feels featherlight on the skin and absorbs instantly, leaving the skin feeling cool, refreshed and awake. Before you know it your skin will be balanced and clear. This is the product that has worked in conjunction with the serum to make a huge difference to my dehydrated skin. Not just in this line, but in my entire skincare routine! For the first time in years my skin feels normal... not oily, not combination, but perfectly balanced and normal. It was definitely a new feeling to get used to after being combination and oily my entire adult life! I also noticed i have been breaking out much as well. I honestly could not see myself living without this moisturiser in my life now and it will forever be a repurchase for me, for as long as my skin continues to love it! In fact this is everything i wished the Bliss Drench 'n' Quench to be, only this feels much less silicone like and absorbs a million times better. So if you liked that moisturiser, you will LOVE this!

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Glycerin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Porphyridium Polysaccharide, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Arachidyl Alcohol, Sodium Polyacrylate Starch, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behenyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Caprylyl Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Phosphatidylcholine, PCA, Sodium Borohydride, Arginine, Dimethyl MEA, Aspartic Acid, Arachidyl Glucoside, Carbomer, Cetearyl Glucoside, Pullulan, Disodium EDTA, Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Isoleucine, Proline, Threonine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol.

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The entire collection is now available both in the USA and UK (as well as worldwide). You can purchase the entire collection for $305 in the USA and Perricone MD currently have it on offer for $259 - Link. In the UK the entire set will set you back £257 though Perricone MD UK, they also currently have a good offer for £218 for the entire set - Link. Alternatively if you don't want to fork out on the full sizes, Perricone MD also offers the Ultimate Hydration Starter Kit which retails for £65 and contains deluxe sample sizes of the Booster Serum (15ml), Eye Gel (7.5ml) and Cloud Cream (15ml) which are perfect for travel . Purchasing this set is also the perfect way to try out the range before splurging on the full sizes. In fact i wish more brands did sets like this. The Perricone H2 Elemental Energy Line is most definitely a skincare line i would recommend. Keep your eyes peeled for my morning skincare routine, that will be coming up shortly and incorporates the H2 Elemental Energy Line Products.

What are your favourite Perricone MD Products? I would love to know which products you swear by to achieve ultimate hydration.....

Thanks for Reading Lovelies

Jamey xo

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