Murad Environmental Shield Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum – Review

Product : Murad Environmental Shield Age Spot  and Pigmentation Lightening Serum

Owners : Dr Murad

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Price :  $58.00

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Overall Rank 3.8 out of 5

Brighteners, brighteners, yes I am still doing a few reviews on them, and if you want to know more about what they are and the benefits of Skin Brighteners, I have done a review on Skinceiticals Phyto Corrective Gel, where I have done a detailed reviewed and if you are interested in having a comprehensive understanding click here to read the review. But today I am doing Murad Environmental Shield Age Spot and Pigment Ligtening Serum – Review.

The last reviews I had where all natural ingredients but today I have one with hydroquinone, but before you decide on which one you want to use, you must want to find out about the dangers of using brighteners with hydroquinone. I have also done another review on Makari Classic Skin Repairing and Clarifying Serum, so to give you a wide range of choices as to which would be best for you to choose, you can find my review by clicking here.

So what is Murad Envronmentsl Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum?

Whose is this serum for and, what are the benefits of using this Serum?

Murad Environmental Age Spot and Pigment Ligthening Serum

This is a fast-acting serum which has Hydroquinone, it specifically fades dark spots, age spots and it is good freckles. The Skin lightening serum also evens out skin tone to reveal clearer, brighter complexion. It also helps prevent future pigment formation, having Hexapeptides – 2, an advanced skin lightening peptides that helps even skin tone whilst Glycolic acid exfoliates to remove dead skin cells.

Who is the Serum for

This serum can be used by people with combination and Normal Skin, but also with dry and oily skin, I have oily skin and though I am not a fan of Hydroquinone, I am using this serum for a quick change in my skin, I would recommend anyone trying this serum to use it for maximum of 4 months. Long use of hydroquinone may cause some cancer in some cases, click here to read my review where I really talked about skin brighteners in details.

The Good and The Bad


Easy to use and fades dark spots quicker

It’s a non grease serum

It evens out skin tone


Smells bad

Sometimes it irritates the skin

How To Use

Message evenly over the face, neck and chest, you are advised to use a murad step 3 moisturizers but I use a moisturizer by Yves Rocher, with natural ingredients and it works perfect well this serum. So it’s not necessarily that you have to use their moisturizers but if you want the best result you can use it with murad step 3 moisturizers.

Remember this is a serum for people who want to get rid of dark spots, age spots and freckles, it will even skin tone and work best a sunscreen, what noticed is it is very effective when you have hyper pigmentation skin problem which I have not very bad because I do have good skin but it has worked well for me in resolving this problem. So it depends on what you want to achieve, this is not a serum for long term use because of it having hydroquinone but if you want to use it for 4 months then you can go ahead and use it.

My Final Thoughts

With this serum I am not recommending long use but if you want to get rid of dark spots and Hyperpigmentation then this is a good product for you, I have seen amazing result in my skin, but I have to use for a short period, I prefer skin brighteners that have natural ingredients and without hydroquionone.

Would I recommend this Serum, it is a yes and no, Yes if you want to use it for hyper pigmentation and getting rid of dark spots to even out skin tone, Now if you want a serum for long use, then opt for a skin brightener that has no hydroquinone, but for hyper pigmentation, I say it is very good.

If you found this article very useful please do not hesitate to leave me a comment below and I will get back to you or if you have some other suggestion regarding best skin brighteners that are all natural, I would love to try them out and see how they work and hopefully write a review about them. So leaves a comment below and I will get back to you.

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Owners : Dr Murad
Overall Rank 3.8 out of 5


Makari Classic Skin Repairing and Clarifying Serum – My HONEST Review

Product : Makari Skin Repairing and Clarifying Serum

Website :

Price: $52.95

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Overall Rank : 4.0 out of 5

Are you looking for a brightening cream that will help you get rid of dark spots, pigmentation, discoloration or Just rebuild Collagen and improve skin tone? do not go any further, this article is for you, I am writing this review on Makari Repairing and Clarifying Serum, my HONEST review.

I love serums, I cannot just go without a serum, so Let’s found out what this serum is all about and the benefits if using it, does it clear skin, will it give me an even tone? How long should I use it before I see results? Well I am glad you asked but before we dig deeper let’s understand what this serum is.

What is This Serum For

This is a serum that helps get rid of dark spots, discoloration and pigmentation of the skin, this is a serum with all natural ingredients which work on affected area. It will gradually even your skin and it brightens skin tone, it also helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

The Good and The Bad


1. Rebuild Collagen and improves skin tone, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

2. Helps control excess sebum production, which will in turn prevent dark spots

3. Reduces the appearance of blemishes and discoloration giving you a smooth youthful appearance


Very Expensive

Takes abit longer to see the result

How to Apply

Apply a thin layer twice daily, morning and night, after cleansing the face, avoiding eye area, and neck wait 2 or 3 minutes before applying Makari clear acnyl creme

This is a Serum for all skin types.

Does this Serum do what it says?

Every person is different, but I saw the difference in my skin after using for sometime, I did not see immediate results but gradually I saw my skin clear and even, it does take a bit longer to see the result, you have to be patient but in terms of brightening and evening the skin, yes it does that, I only saw that it takes abit longer to see the results.

Can I recommend This Product?

Yes I definitely recommend this product, because it uses natural ingredients and it is gentle on the skin. You don’t have to worry about your skin type because it is for all skin types. I love this serum, and the fact that the ingredients are natural for a brightening serum, I do not have to worry about hydroquinone which may cause cancer.

My Final Thoughts

Yes this is a must have serum, as I have outlined that it will solve problems like dark spots, discoloration, pigmentation and blemish. It rebuilds collagen and improves skin tone, by reducing fine line and the appearance of wrinkles. It gradually evens out skin and brighten the skin. I will definitely be using this serum for a very long time and I hope you can Grab one and let me know how it goes.

I would love to hear your stories concerning this serum so if you find this article useful please leave a comment below and I will definitely get back to you.

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Price : $52.95

Overall Rank : 4.0 out of 5



Skinceuticals Phyto Corrective Gel – Review

Product : Skinceuticals Phyto Corrective Gel

Website :

IPrice: $57.25

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Overall Rank: 4.5 out of 5

Today I am writing a review about Skin Brighteners, what it is? and Why someone would need a skin brightener, is it safe to use? So here is Skinceuticals Phyto Correctivd Gel Review, so let’s get started by understanding what skin brighteners are.

What is A Skin BRIGHTENER?

This a product that works to lighter the skin, they usually target post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Also for women With skin problems such as acne, cysts or just dark spots. Most of the products have hydroquinone as this is perceived as Gold Standard. But you have to be very careful as some of these products may increase the risk of skin cancer, so you really have to do your home work before you buy and you need to have a good reason as to Why you want to use a skin brightener.

So my Review is actually about Skinceuticals Corrective Gel and as I research and went to their website this is what it and about this skin brightener.

About The Product

This product contains Botanical extracts with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic agents which helps soothe and calm the skin, it also diminishes appearance of brow spots.

As I mentioned, Skin Brighteners can be amazing but choosing one with hydroquinone even if it’s the standard good can cost you dearly in the long run, I have a few hyperpigmentations on my cheekbones and forehead so I was looking for a product that will get rid of that but also a product that is hydroquinone free, I wouldn’t want to risk skin issues eventually, So I had to choose wisely.

Skin brighteners can be great even for women who just want to lighten or brighten their skin especially if you go for creams or serums With Glycolic acid, Licorice and Vitamin B3 in form of Niacinamide. Glycolic acid mositurizers the skin for a brighter skin, it boosts Collagen and it is safe For sensitive skin, Niacinamide on the other hand helps With hypergimentation and boost the immune of the skin. But Skinceuticals Phyto Coorective Gel is great because it has natural ingredients and it is safe to use.

What is Skinceutical Corrective Gel

This is a hydroquinone-Free gel, that helps get raid of dark spot appearance and discoloration, blended with 5 botanical glycosides and mulberry, this product will soothe and lighten skin, it is also good to use as a moisturizer for those with sensitive or acne prone skin.

The Good and The Bad


Soothes irritation

Reduces Post-Treatment redness

Diminishes Post-Acne discolorartion

It is oil free and hydroquinone free

Best suited for sensitive skin and problematic skin.


It takes abit longer to see results and it is abit expensive but it does soothe skin and calm the skin.

How To Apply

Apply twice daily, 1-2 drops to problem areas, maybe applied to face, neck, alms, chest and back of hands. And it can be used by all ages. The best I saw is soothing, it does a great job soothing the skin.

My Final Thoughts

I would not say this is not a good product or a bad product, it depends on what Your skin problem is, I have great skin but I just needed to get rid of some hypergimentation and brighten my skin abit, I love makeup and I don’t like to overdo my makeup, so have clear skin helps the makeup to be flawless on the skin.

This is a great product though it took a while for me to start seeing significant improvement, but I am happy With it, it really does soothe the skin and does calm it, but it just takes abit longer to see results, Maybe it’s just my skin, everyone is different, so that should not stop Your from trying this product. I love it and I will see it from time to time just to keep my skin lighter and brighter.

So what do you think about skin brighteners, let me know Your thoughts and if you have distcovered other skin brightener creams or gels With natural ingredients please do not hesitate to spare we me.

And If you find this article informative please let me a comment below and I will definitely get back to you. To a good healthy and brighter glowing skin.

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Price: $57.27

Overall Rank: 4.5 out of 5

Verdict : Legit

My 2017 Makeup ROUTINE

I am a lover of skincare products, but you can’t love skincare products without loving makeup, these two go hand in hand, I love mostly natural ingredients in my skincare products and I try to find even make-up that is close to that. Well I have written an article on my skincare routine and if you are interested click here to read but today I am writing about my 2017 makeup routine. I love having good skin but also having good make up just makes me happy and to be honest it boosts my confidence.

I am not saying I lack confidence, we all do at times but for me makeup is just a booster and I am not afraid to admit to that. Enough of this, so we know that when it comes to skin, you have your own routine because each person is different but the basics are cleansers, serums and moisturizers these are a must have. We also have Elixirs, toners name them and the list goes on. So here I am showing you what my make-up routine is, according to my pocket meaning budget, because you can’t just get everything that comes on the market. Unless you are maybe super rich but if you are an average person like me and you like to put on good natural looking makeup then this article is for you, so let’s just get in and see what I do when it comes to my make-up routine.

Here are My Best 10 Face Products.

1. Cleanser 2. Serum 3. Moisturizer 4. Primer 5. Foundation 6. Concealer 7. Powder 8. Bronzer 9. Blush 10. Highlighter. These are a must have if you want to have a nice flawless look, anyone can have these, you don’t need to go and buy expensive products to achieve a flawless look. I have some amazing skin and makeup products that are really reasonable. My Cleansers, Serums and Primers are by Yves Rocher, reasonable and affordable and I can tell you they have amazing Products, I have sensitive skin and it’s really difficulty to find good products for my skin but I was introduced to Yves Rocher by an Italian friend and I have not looked back, here is an article I did on some of my best products from Yves Rocher, click here to read it.

TMy Best Makeup Products – M.A.C Cosmetics

For my Foundations and makeup, M.A.C Cosmetics is my favorite, but I have tried the foundation from Yves Rocher, and it is so good, they have Shades from the lightest to darker shades which is amazing for women of color. I love this foundation because it has a natural Finish to it and I am yet to try their powders and see how it will work. My concealers are also from M.A.C and Yves Rocher, I love the stick concealer by Yves Rocher, it gives a flawless Finish to it. Amazing. My M.A. C Foundation is Studio Fix Fluid – SPF 15 in the shade NW50 and my Powder is M.A. C Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation NW48.

When, I want to have a flawless skin I use these with M.A. C Conceal and Correct. Yves Rocher Foundation, I use Pure Light, Light & Luminous Foundation-skin oxygenation boosting Rice extract Natural skin texture with their Primer base Pean Parfaite, 0% Silicone, alcohol and Paraben. With the Yves Rocher Flawless Skin Concealer color Beige Moyen, I also use Pupa Prfessionals Primer, this is my Number 1, it is just goes so smoothly on my skin and makes my foundation look flawless and I am just in love with this Primer. My best next thing is Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer, this one does control oil on my face. Bronzer my favorite is Collister, extra light number 5 and I use it also to highlight, It is a great product for my skin tone.

For my blush, I am trying to use Maybelline and see how it goes. We all know M.A. C Products are good and can be expensive, they are things that I love from them that are so good and foundation and Powders for me are a must from them. But if you want your day to day look Yves Rocher is doing good when it comes to make-up. And I use most of their products, from makeup palettes to lipsticks brushes etc but that will be for another day. I have recently included even setting sprays to my collection because of having Oily skin, my best ones are, apart from the ones I have written about and you can find the article by clicking here. Here are my favorite setting sprays: Milani Make It Last and L’Oreal Infallible. Yves Rochers’ Products like their foundations are from £15, Concealers £10, their Serums are £20 and their moisturizers and cleaners are not more than £20, so if you budget well, you can get all your skincare and makeup products with less than £150 while if you have to have all these from M.A. C or Lancome, you will have to spend more than the amount you spend on Yves Rocher, and maybe get only a few of skincare Products, so my Secret is I mix some expensive ones with affordable ones and they give me a perfect flawless skin.

The Most Important THING

I have always, always, emphasized the need to watch what you put on the plate if you want to have a smooth skin which will make you want to put fewer products on your face, drink a lot of water, add fruits and vegetables to your diet, I do use vitamin supplements from time to time but I do make it is a must to have a good balanced meal, having to think about my skin first but also my overall health as well.

So Cleanse, put on some serum, moisturizer and then put on some nice make up of your choice and you are good to go. Let me in on your best secret to a flawless skin, and the best cheap and good makeup products out there for a flawless skin, I will try them out, I love trying new things, especially those that lean on the natural side of things. Hey! Get in touch and let me know your makeup Secrets.

If you found this article interesting please do not hesitate to leave a comment below and I will definitely get back to you, so to a beautiful skin and flawless makeup.

Should You be Putting Probiotics on YOUR Skin – My Thoughts

We all that adding yogurt to your diet has some healthy benefits, especially if it comes to gut, I am talking from experience, I had problems my stomach bloating, anytime, I drunk coffee I suffered and I love coffee, then a friend of mine advised me to start adding yogurt to my diet, like to eat yogurt before I go to bed, I was really having a hard time to I decided to try and I have never looked back, my problem was solved instantly. Now we are seeing Probiotics skincare products but should you be put ring Probiotics on your skin here are my thoughts.

What are Probiotics?

I am not a fun of going into all the science and hard definitions but in simple terms, these are good bacteria which help fight inflammation in the gut. These are usually found in yogurts and supplements. They help fight bloating like I mentioned early, I had this problem. But not anymore because I have yogurt every night or at 4pm every day. They also help With stomach cramps. They keep your gut healthy and they do help digestive system.

So what about Probiotic Skincare, what do they do? These now found in creams, moisturizers and serums, promising to have the ability to rebuild and strengthen skin’s barrier. So I went on a hunt to look for one product and since I am a fan of Serums, I choose to find one serum product and I did.

Aurelia Revitalize &’Glow Serum

I am going to try and use this product, just to see if Probiotics do as much for the skin as they do for the gut and digestive system. This is a serum according to the description I got from I have summarized but this is what it says :

This is a lightweight serum with its probiotic ingredient to protect, restore and balance skin, promoting a youthful glow. Probiotics do calm the natural immune triggers in your skin caused by pollution and stress, they powerfully boost Collagen and elastin to get healthy cells.

They also help restore dull, tired skin for an instant luminous dewy radiant skin, so I got curious, this serum is very expensive and I sure hope it will deliver, so look out for my review soon on this Serum with its rich botanical ingredients and essential oils blends.

So I will definitely get this Serum and see how it will work for my skin, I have Oily skin which is also sensitive, and since this serum is for all skin types, I am sure it will work fine for me. This is for all skin types and it is dermatological tested.

So if you have tried any of the Probiotic skincare and you have seen amazing results please do not hesitate to leave Your comments below or if you have suggestions on the best probiotic creams, moisturizers I would love to hear Your views. I am looking forward to using this serum and to come back and write a product review.

So until then add yogurt to Your diet and if you are already doing that, That’s Cool. To a healthy gut and amazing young youthful dewy skin.