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ULTRA VIOLET

MECCA MAX

SPF, one of my favourite subjects!! I used to hate wearing sunscreen on my face... as a naturally oily person it would turn me into an oily disco ball instantly! There was also no chance I could layer makeup over the top of it. 

How things have changed! Ultra Violette clean screen is a life saver, and has become a part of my everyday skincare routine. It is so light, mattifying and can easily be layered under makeup without leaving an oily residue. 

Wear SPF every single day, rain, hail or shine. It is proven to be the number one anti aging product... need I say anymore.

Natural is in, protect your god given skin!

You're welcome! 

 

- Jess Linton - 

 
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MICROFIBER

SPONGE

Let this Microfiber sponge take your face to it's happy place! Meet the Rose' Velvet Sponge by Juno & Co

Cause your face deserves it... 

" I genuinely love this little guy! I wasn't a beauty blender user before now, but this velvet sponge feels flipping lovely and gives a flawless finish. Do it! I got mine from Mecca. "

You're welcome! 

 

- Jess Linton - 

 
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CONTOUR AND GLOW

MECCA MAX

Need a bit of extra help getting snatched!!! Me too... meet Mecca Max's new contour and glow sticks. My favourite way to use these products is on a foundation free face to create a healthy summer glow. The glow stick is honestly what dreams are made of with it's iridescent dewy shean which lasts for hours. 

I mean the results really speak for themselves ;) 

- Jess Linton - 

 
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I HAVE CONFIDENCE

HAND SANITISER

MELISSA ALLEN'S, I HAVE CONFIDENCE

This product has been a game changer in our household! 

Last time I checked we weren't carrying around sinks... Take piece of mind around with you everywhere, that doesn't smell like cheap vodka! 

I spray this stuff on everything and it dries fast into your hands. 

You're welcome! 

 

- Jess Linton - 

 
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LANOLIPS

LIP OINTMENT

Anyone Else feeling as dry as stone in these winter months...

you're not alone! Lanolips is my one and only, I panic a little when it's not by my side. Also get rid of your nasty, sticky lip glosses, this is the only gloss you will ever need!

- Jess Linton - 

 

HOW TO APPLY

At first I really struggled to apply 'The Ordinary's' Vitamin C Suspension cream. I found it would dry powdery in my eyebrows and along my jawline. this would then make applying foundation over the top a real pain, as it would clump together... I'm really selling this aren't I!

The point is I found the solution. This is how to correctly apply the product. You're welcome ;) 

- Jess Linton - 

 

90's Hair tutorial

I have clearly been watching Friends a lot lately... 

Research I like to call it, seeing as we have welcomed back every 90's trend with open arms recently. There is just no going past Rachel and Monica's glorious layered locks with that completely unachievable shine!

 

My favourite hair trend, however, is hands down the upward flicked ends and face shaping bangs.  One will never be able to rock it quite like Rachel Green, but I gave it a red hot go. 

- Jess Linton - 

 
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BODY BLOOM

EDIBLE BEAUTY

BY SARAH'S DAY
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EDIBLE BEAUTY - One of the biggest things I've learnt in my skin journey, is how big a part the things you consume play on the health and appearance of your skin. There is no topical cure for last night's chocolate binge breakouts..  However we can do our bit internally to give our skin a helping hand from the inside out!

I choose to use Sarah's Day's, 'Body Bloom' by Tropeaka. This product has become a part of my morning routine. Not only is it delicious but it assists in promoting glowing, healthy skin and a happy gut!  

It's filled with pre and probiotics and plays an essential role in collagen and keratin production, which supports healthy skin, hair and nails. 

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WE INVEST SO MUCH IN WHAT WE PUT ON OUR SKIN, IT'S ABOUT TIME WE START LOOKING AFTER WHAT'S BENEATH IT
 
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THE ORDINARY

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PHOTOGRAPHY: @SNAPPED.PEAS

CREATIVE DIRECTION/ILLUSTRATION:

@THELINTON.CO // @JESSLINTON_

PRODUCT: @SARAHS_DAY // @TROPEAKA

BASIC SKINCARE ROUTINE

The Ordinary - THE ABNORMAL BEAUTY COMPANY

"This brand allowed me to have the skin care routine I could only dream of affording!"

If you have never heard of the Ordinary, they are one of the many advanced skincare brands that fall under the umbrella company DECIEM. The Ordinary has an incredibly straightforward approach to skincare. Most of their products are purely one ingredient, meaning that the range is incredibly extensive and to the uneducated can often be overwhelming.. but let me tell you in short why I LOVE this brand!

Firstly the price point is unfathomable! With most of their products sitting under the $15 mark... have I got your attention now? 

I have suffered from hormonal acne since I was 13 years old, I have spent thousands of dollars on laser treatments, facials, diets and skincare products. None of which have made a noticeable difference to my skin. During this time I have done a lot of research on skincare and ingredients and I have come to realise that the more ingredients there are in a product doesn't make it a more effective product.

Everyone's skin is different and there is no 1 solution to every person's skin story, however, by being able to shop every ingredient separately and so affordably, it allows you to create a recipe that works for your skin.  Finding a skincare routine comes down to a lot of trial and error, but by being able to introduce 1 ingredient at a time you are able to work out what your skin loves and what irritates it, makes it break out or my favourite, turns it into a shiny disco ball by the end of the day!

I must admit I have a lot of the Ordinary range, however these are just 4 products I think are a really good starting point for most skin types. 

All DECIEM products, across all brands including The Ordinary, are free of parabens, sulphates, mineral oil, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, animal oils, coal tar dyes, formaldehyde, mercury, oxybenzone. 

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1. SQUALANE CLEANSER
- is a gentle cleanser that is AMAZING at removing makeup and impurities.
- When warming in between your dry hands the balm turns into an oily consistency which leaves your face feeling moisturised and plump. (also apply to a dry face ) 
- This formula is soap free and gentle enough for daily use on all skin types. 

50 ml  -  $13.90

150 ml - $34.90 

2. Lactic Acid
- is an alpha hydroxy acid that gently exfoliates the skin. 
- is a milder exfoliating acid which is less likely to cause inflammation and sensitivity in the skin.
- If you are a first time Acid user, the 5% is a good place to start as you begin to build up strength in your skin's barrier. 
- Can have immediate brightening and smoothing effects on the skin, however I suggest introducing this product slowly. Start with once and week and work up to every second day. 
- If you have acne prone skin, like myself, overuse of this product can cause breakouts, so take it easy. 

30ml - $12.40

3. Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%
- helps reduce the look of blemishes and visible sebum activity. In other words if you have oily or acne prone skin, this product is magic. 
- It is not designed to treat acne but instead to control the production of excess Sebum ( oil ). 
- This is my FAVOURITE product to use for sore, inflamed breakouts. It is really effective in calming the skin.
- When experiencing a bad week of breakouts I suggest stopping acids and just using this and your moisturiser after cleansing. 

30ml - $9.90

60ml - $17.80

4. NATURAL MOISTURIZING FACTORS + HA
- keeps the outer layer of the skin protected and well hydrated. 
- Use this product after all other Acids and serums. 
- This product is a very basic moisturiser that does it's job well and doesn't leave your skin feeling oily or heavy. 
- Great for layering under makeup. 
- Gentle enough to use morning and night. 

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30ml - $9.80

100ml - $12.90

THE PRODUCTS I'VE LISTED SHOULD BE USED IN THE NUMBERED ORDER. I AM NOT A TRAINED DOCTOR OR SKIN SPECIALIST. THIS IS ALL WRITTEN FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE. 

PHOTOGRAPHY: @SNAPPED.PEAS

CREATIVE DIRECTION/ILLUSTRATION:

@THELINTON.CO. // @JESSLINTON_

PRODUCT: @DECIEM // @THEORDINARY