Skincare obsessions – PATYKA

patyka cleansing oil foam review

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My skin has been in a fantastic shape lately. I’ve been wearing just tinted sunscreen as my foundation, since I feel like I don’t need that much coverage anymore. And I’m loving every second of it.

There are many factors going into a nice skin, but good skincare products are definitely a crucial part of it. I’ve been using these products for over a month now and I am a bit obsessed (in a healthy way!).

A while back one of my good friends was complaining about her skin and asking me for an advice. She wanted a quick, easy solution to her skin problems. “Just give me an easy package with all the products”, she said.

Well, I’m pretty sold on these products and it’s the full package. Makeup remover, cleanser, toner, serum, a moisturizer and a mask for weekly use. Basically all the essentials you need for a good skincare routine. Oh – and did I mention they are also luxurious, organic, French (well, that country does seem to know beauty!) and affordable?

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Here’s how my bare skin looks at the moment. It might not look perfect to you, but to me it’s fantastic. I have some discoloration mainly from acne scars, but all in all my skintone is quite even and my skin looks healthy with a nice glow.

patyka skincare review

PATYKA REVIEW – ORGANIC, LUXURY & AFFORDABLE SKINCARE

PATYKA recently came out with *three new product ranges and nine new products. CLEAN – a cleansing range, HYDRA – hydration range and DETOX – a purifying range. The price range for the products is 14,90€-34,90€.

I’ve been using the brand’s products before and I already knew – kind of – what to except. Great ingredients, nice scents, lovely consistencies and beautiful packaging.

The new products are still quite different to PATYKA’s usual products for three reasons: they are more affordable (like, a lot more affordable), the packaging is different (I actually prefer this packaging to the usual all white) and the ingredients are different in a way, that the most expensive anti-aging ingredients are left out.

But here’s the thing: I don’t feel like anything’s missing. And it may be because of my combination skintype. I have oiliness, but my skin can also get dry. I need good cleansing and lots of hydration. And that is what you get with these products. I would recommend them mainly to normal, combination and oily skintypes. But if your skin is dry, you still might want to try the HYDRA serum & lotion and the oil makeup remover – those are awesome and definitely not drying.

patyka cleansing oil foam review

PATYKA CLEAN RANGE – Cleansing

*PATYKA Melting Cleansing Oil

This cleansing oil removes makeup and sunscreen easily. I think oils are the best for makeup removing. They do the job, while taking care of the skin. This cleansing oil contains jojoba oil and apricot kernel oil and has a subtle vanilla floral scent (that all the clean range products have), which I love.

*PATYKA Detox Cleansing Foam

A nice foam cleanser, that is very effective yet gentle, when used on top of the oil. I recommend using it that way, not rinsing the oil off before the foam. But if your skin is oily, you can get away with first using the oil (and rinsing it) and then cleansing your skin with this foam. This dreamy foam contains aloe vera and moringa extract.

patyka clean soothing milky toner consistency

*PATYKA Soothing Milky Toner

This milky toner is probably my favorite product out of the clean range. The consistency in this toner is interesting – it’s like a liquid gel and I can’t think of another toner like it. I use this like this: I take two drops on my palm, rub it between my palms and then apply it all over my face and neck with my hands. This soothes my skin while giving it a nice glow. Contains aloe vera and mallow extract.

patyka hydra intensive review

PATYKA HYDRA RANGE – Hydrating

*PATYKA Intensive Hydra-Soothing Moisturizer

There are two moisturizers in HYDRA range and I got the intensive one for dry skin. At first I was a bit bummed out, because there is also the *lighter version of it. However I decided to try it anyway and it turned out to be awesome for my skin for nightly use. And since it’s so nourishing, I only need a tiny amount of it. I mix it with argan oil, because argan oil is a part of my skincare routine always. This moisturizer contains lovely things like shea butter, jojoba oil, mango butter and an anti-iflammatory soothing bisabolol. If you have combination skin and want a lotion that works for day use as well, the *lighter version might be a better choice!

*Patyka Hydra-Booster Serum

As far as hydrating serums go, this is my new favorite. It contains the good old hyaluronic acid as well as tremella extract from an asian mushroom, which are great ingredients for hydration. And this really does feel hydrating – and also soothing. I use this serum twice per day, after my toner. If you suffer from dryness, believe it or not, a lightweight serum like this might just be the solution.

patyka hydra booster serum review

PATYKA DETOX RANGE – Purifying

*PATYKA Detox Charcoal Mask

This charcoal mask was a pleasant surprise to me. It has a slight peppermint scent to it, which I usually hate, but in this it works (and it’s not too refreshing, if you know what I mean?). The consistency is also something very different to what I expected. It’s almost like a gel-clay mask. Sometimes purifying masks can be a bit too purifying, but this left my skin feeling clean, plump and hydrated. Contains charcoal, green clay and algae extract.

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All in all, I am very happy with PATYKA’s new products. For me, they tick all the boxes.

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Armed with Warpaint – active charcoal for teeth whitening

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warpaint review

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I’m not particularly worried about my teeth being perfectly white. I know it’s normal not to have white teeth. Especially if you drink coffee and most of us do. That said  I don’t mind getting my teeth whiter and prettier. As I said drinking coffee and tea and eating certain foods do make your teeth more yellow but nowadays it’s easy to brighten them up.

Easy? Yes! For me it’s important that the product that I’m using for my teeth is easy and quick. I’ve tried teeth whiteners that take up to 45 minutes or an hour to work and I’ve noticed that I tend to forget about them and not use them. And comparing this product to that – you get the same results.

warpaint for teeth

WARPAINT Natural Teeth Whitener

So the product that I’ve been using lately is Warpaint. It’s this black powder made from activated coconut charcoal and other natural ingredients. The charcoal in warpaint is non abrasive and it’s also used in medical care for example for overdoses of medications or alcohol. It removes toxins and absorbs materials and that way it helps with discoloration and stains. I love that the product is all natural. If you read my blog you know I like to use organic products and I’m careful with what I’m using especially on my face. You can find more info on warpaint and it’s ingredients here.

How do you use warpaint? You simply just wet your toothbrush (you may want to get another tootbrush just for this), dip it in the warpaint powder and brush your teeth for two minutes. You want to keep your mouth closed so you don’t spill the black magic all over the bathroom. Then you just spit it out and rinse your mouth. Done!

warpaint for teeth

Does active charcoal for teeth whitening work?

Does it work? Definitely. I can see a clear change in my teeth. They’re brighter and whiter now that I use this. At first I used this every day for about a week and then I cut down to 2-3 times per week. That may sound like a lot but It’s just two minutes extra and taking care of your teeth takes time anyway with flossing and everything.

The only downside to this product is it being a bit messy and ugly. It’s black, it’s powdery and it doesn’t look pretty on your teeth. But I don’t think it’s really that bad. After you get used to the product you know how to do it so you don’t mess up your sink. And two minutes is nothing. I like to do this in the evening so I brush my teeth with regular toothpaste after using this to get all the black powder out of my teeth and tooth gaps.

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warpaint review

I definitely can recommend! Have you tried warpaint?