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A HYDRALURON TIP

Remember a little while ago I talked about my horrible Hydraluron Houdini problems? I have discovered a solution!

My first tube of Hydraluron lasted me a whopping seven months (again, I cannot recommend this stuff enough; a little goes a long way, as well as being incredibly effective), and now that I’ve moved on to my second, I’ve figured out a way to get around the messy-cap nightmare– and it’s incredibly simple, too. What is it?

Don’t remove the little foil piece attached to the tube when you open it.

Literally, that’s it:

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Just smooth it back over the opening after you’ve used the product before putting the cap back on. See the cap? See how it’s not full of product? It’s a miracle! Usually, I’m the first person to rip the foil out of everything from beauty products to vegetable spread and Nutella, but in this instance, it’s definitely better to leave it intact. Yes, it’s a little fiddly and means an extra couple of seconds when you take the cap off and before you put it back on, but it’s so worth it.

I haven’t tested this for durability on an airplane yet, but as soon as I do, I’ll let you know. I can definitely say this stands up to regular upside-down bathroom storage, though.

Have you got any beauty product storage tips you’d like to share? Do you have any storage horror stories? Are you a Hydraluron fan? Drop me a line and let me know!
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HYDRALURON: A HORROR STORY

I’ve posted previously about my love of Hydraluron, and that hasn’t changed. I still think it’s essentially a miracle product that’s made an enormous difference to my skin. I do, however, have a warning for anyone wanting to travel with it in their suitcase: Hydralyron is basically the Houdini of skincare products. Think I’m kidding? I bloody wish.

On a recent trip, I filled up my miniature container with Hydraluron in the same way as I packed the others with moisturiser, cleaners, etc. I screwed the lid on tightly, popped it into my waterproof baggie, and assumed there wouldn’t be a problem.

Except there was a problem. Unlike every other product I brought with me, and despite the lid being screwed on tightly, somehow the Hydraluron escaped the container and smeared itself all over the other containers. I examined the pot for cracks, but there didn’t seem to be any. I assumed I’d put the lid on wrong, but I hadn’t. And then I began thinking. This wasn’t the first time that some of my precious serum had escaped its container. No matter how careful I am to put the cap back on the tube properly, without spilling any product into the outer ring of the cap, every time I pick up my tube of Hydraluron at home, some has managed to worm its way in there.

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See? The cap has a clear ring of product in it. Only… Here’s the funny thing. It never seems to fill up. The level of product that manages to get out there seems to remain the same. If I wipe it out, when I come back to the tube next, there’s the same amount. If I don’t wipe it out, it doesn’t get any bigger. It doesn’t matter how tightly I screw the cap on, this continues to happen. Maybe this doesn’t happen to everyone, but I thought I would draw attention to this just in case anybody else was thinking of using this on their holidays: make sure to put your closed container inside another closed container to be sure of preventing spills!

Is this some side-effect of the manner in which it draws in moisture to the skin? Is my tube haunted? Has this ever happened to you? Drop me a line and let me know!
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MY DAILY SKINCARE ROUTINE

Well, this is a post I’ve been meaning to make for a while, but I never got around to it! Today we’re going to talk about skincare, and my skincare routine in particular. I’ve never had the best skin, with occasional acne breakouts that were minimal in my teens and as my twenties wore on, seemed to get worse and worse. Deciding to take the bull by the horns, I began experimenting with a combination of products to see if I could do anything to improve the condition of my skin.
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PRODUCTS I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT #11

It’s been a while since I added to my PICLW series, so I think I should update the list with my latest must-haves. I’ve talked about this product on here often enough that it’s a little ridiculous that it hasn’t made it onto my “Products I Can’t Live Without” series before now! Number #11 on my list of things I can’t live without:

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It’s Hydraluron! Rarely do I find myself agreeing with the hype surrounding “miracle products”, but in this case, everything you’ve heard about Hydraluron is probably true– at least, it’s certainly been true for me. I started using this product a couple of months ago, and since then, I’ve noticed a massive difference in the condition of my skin. Not only did it help to erase a tiny fine line which had been bothering me for a few years, but the overall condition of my skin is a lot better.

I think perhaps dehydration was something my skin had been experiencing without me being really aware of it, because shortly after I started with this stuff, it really picked up. I use a teeny amount morning and night, after toner and before moisturiser, and although it’s pretty expensive (between €30 and €35, though occasionally on 3-for-2 deal in Boots– which is, incidentally, the only place you can get it in Ireland), this tiny 30ml tube has lasted me since then. It works out at about 30 cent a day for morning and night applications, which I think isn’t really so bad for the difference it can make.

I stocked up the last time this was on 3-for-2, so I think this stuff is going to remain a mainstay of my daily skincare routine for the foreseeable future! I would absolutely recommend giving it a try if you think it will work for you and you can stomach the price tag!

What much-hyped miracle products have worked for you in the past? Are you a fan of Hydraluron? What other Indeed Labs products would you recommend? Drop me a line and let me know!
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I THINK I’M ON TO A CLEVER SCHEME.

I previously mentioned how Boots had been out of Hydraluron for a while. Well, it’s finally back in stock, thankfully! Delighted as I am to discover this, I’ve been giving the issue some thought and I’ve come up with a disturbing theory.

Right before it disappeared (for about a month, maybe longer) from stock, it was on 3 for 2 offer, which pretty much guaranteed the already-popular-at-full-price product would sell out. It being out of stocks for weeks afterwards pretty much guaranteed a purchasing frenzy when it reappeared, as well. (God knows it worked on me: I bought three. Go stock up now: they only had one left on the shelf when I got there, and I had to go beg a lovely sales assistant to bring me some more from out the back.)

It did remind me, though, that exactly the same thing had happened with RapidLash earlier this year. I bought it on 3 for 2 deal, then it disappeared for months, then became available again, then went on 3 for 2 again, then disappeared. It could just be a coincidence, but I’m beginning to feel like there’s a deliberate managing of availability to artificially increase demand, which honestly, kind of irritates me a little bit.

As a consumer, I don’t like feeling as though I’m being hoodwinked into buying something at a certain time. When there’s a huge saving involved, fair enough, but as a general rule, I like knowing that I can go into a shop and purchase the items I want at a time that suits me both practically and financially. I’m kind of hoping this is not the case with Boots, because I love shopping there– and also because I don’t have anywhere else I can buy my Hydraluron.

Has anyone else experienced this before, or is it just in my head? Drop me a line and let me know!
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