JorgObe The Original Black Peel Mask

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JorgObe The Original Black Peel Mask deep cleanses the pores, reduces the skin’s production of excess oil and prevents new blackheads. Soothing plant extracts help the skin regain its natural moisture balance, leaving if soft and with markedly reduces pores.”

Have you heard about this stuff yet? They have done a lot of online marketing for this product, I’ve seen it so many time on Facebook and after receiving a lovely Selfridge’s voucher at Christmas I decided to give it a go. I love a face mask, especially a peel off mask – isn’t it so damn satisfying peeling the mask from your face (just me?). Anyway, I do suffer with pesky blackheads on my nose so I was intrigued to see if this would work to remove them once and for all. I’ve tried clay masks before which do help (my favourite is Origin’s Clay mask) but the campaign for this mask almost claims to the remove them all in one fail sweep (or peel as the case may be). Worth a go right?

The day I got my hands on this mask, that evening I gave it a go (the boy may of also given it a go to, but shhh I didn’t tell you that!). It comes out of the tube in a thick black gooey texture and I applied it mainly just across the bridge of my nose. You then wait 30 minutes till it dries completely and then peel off. The first thing I learned, is that you have to put a thick layer on otherwise it doesn’t peel away very easily. When I tried this the first time, I applied it quite sparingly because, a) I was trying it for the first time so I didn’t want to go too heavy in case my skin reacted badly to it, and b) I didn’t want to waste it. Once it dried, I was left with a very thin and patchy layer which was difficult to peel. I therefore ended up washing most of it away with water which defeats the objective of peeling the mask off whilst it removes your blackheads – fail!

The next time I used it I went it heavy, ensuring I was covering the bridge of my nose with a thick layer of the mask. I waited 30 minutes (praying no one came to front door!) until it was dry and then started to peel. This time it was much easier, and although it stings a little when peel it from your skin, it’s satisfying to know whatever is underneath the mask is being dragged away too. I did notice a difference in my pores after the treatment, but I’ll admit that I wasn’t blown away. There were still a few stubborn blackhead lurking behind but I have found the more you use it, the more it improves. When you have a look at the peel afterward you can sort of see what it has removed – disgusting but kinda pleasing! I try and use this treatment once a week and I do find it does also keep excess oil away which is great!

Have you tried JorgObe Black Peel Mask? What are your thoughts?

5x Benefits of Bio Oil

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As you may know, I recently attended the #BtonBlogMeet and was kindly given a goodie bag full of amazing products to test – one of these was a bottle of Bio Oil.

I’ll admit I haven’t personally used Bio Oil before, however I knew all about as my fiancé used in the past for his eczema. Being excited to try it out myself I did a little research into other uses for Bio Oil and I thought I’d share these with you.

Fading Scars – This is exactly what Bio Oil are known for and although I can’t personally tell you it works, the reviews online speak themselves so it’s definitely worth trying. Of course it’s dependent on the type/size of scars but I don’t think Bio Oil will magically get rid of your scars altogether after using for a couple of week but from what I have read, it will improve/fade the appearance of scars.

Stretch Marks – I’ll be that girl and hold my hands up and say I do have a few stretch marks, so as soon as I was given this bottle I started to try it on them. It’s only been a week or so since I started using the oil, but I am noticing a degree of difference in the appearance of my marks. They are starting to look less harsh the more I apply (I tend to only apply once a day at night before bed), so will definitely be keep this in my body care routine.

Dry Skin, even Eczema… – As I mentioned above, I first really heard about Bio Oil as my fiancé used to this to sooth his eczema. He went through many different treatments to tackle his eczema which included the god-awful steroid cream. As you may know this stuff isn’t good for you long-term as it thins the skin, cause further irritation making skin condition worse and can also discolour your skin – not good!! He then started using Bio Oil. The Oil helped sooth his eczema and stopped it itching, and if you can make it past the itching the eczema will begin to improve.

Cuticle Oil – As Bio Oil contain Vitamin E it’s great for rubbing into your cuticles and nail beds to help them keep them strong and healthy. What I tend to do is, once I have used Bio Oil in my daily routine I will rub any remaining oils into my hands and nails and they look great for it!

After Sun – I also saw that it can be used to sooth your skin after being in the Sun and considering how much it helped with my fiancé eczema I can well believe it would help. So it might worth maybe throwing a mini bottle of Bio Oil in your luggage next time you go on holiday.

Have you used Bio Oil before? What do you use it for?