Skincare obsessions – PATYKA

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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?

Gifted products

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.

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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 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 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 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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The best natural sunscreens (that give a great glow to your skin!)

best natural sunscreen

When it comes to natural sunscreens, there haven’t been any, that have blown my mind.

Until now.

Madara has blown my mind with their new natural sunscreen. They came out with two products for face: SPF 30 sunscreen and City CC Cream SPF 15. These are so far the best natural sunscreens I have tried.

I’ve been using these constantly, and I have gotten lots of compliments of my skin and how beautifully glowy it looks. Well, here is my secret – these two products! Besides protecting my skin from UVA and UVB rays, these products make my skin look flawless and dewy. No foundation needed!

I received these products as pr-samples. *Adlink

The best natural sunscreens

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madara sunscreen swatches
Above: Madara City CC Cream SPF 15 in Light Beige
Below: Madara SPF 30 Sunscreen

MADARA SPF 30 Plant Stem Cell Age-Defying Sunscreen

As you may know, natural sunscreens are always physical sunscreens. That means that they reflect light away from your skin using minerals or zinc oxide. The problem usually with these are that they are thicker than chemical sunscreens and they can leave a white cast. Both of these problems can be forgotten with these products.

This natural sunscreen has some pigment in it, so it isn’t white – and I think that is just genius. It says that the shade is invisible on the skin once it’s blended, but I would say that it does give a bit of a warmth to my face. Just the perfect amount. It also makes my skin look beautiful. Smooth, glowy and flawless. It looks like my skin, but just slightly better.

Even though it leaves a sheen finish, it doesn’t feel heavy. You know I’m always looking for lightweight products and it’s a feature I demand from my sunscreens as well. After all it’s summer, it’s warm and hot – and I don’t want my face to feel greasy. This sunscreen is obviously still thicker than what some chemical sunscreens feel like, but it’s easily blended. The fact that it has some color in it, makes it easy to see where you applied it, so that you get an even protection all over your face.

This lasts on my face pretty well and as usual with physical sunscreen, I don’t need to reapply it during the day. And not once has my skin burned.

This is a must have product for that glowy, protected Summer skin.

*MADARA SPF 30 Plant Stem Cell Age-Defying Sunscreen

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Wearing Madara’s SPF 30 sunscreen.

MADARA CITY CC SPF15 Hyaluronic Anti-Pollution CC Cream

This is just as good as the SPF 30 product. The consistency is quite similar too, except that this has more pigment and coverage in it. It’s once again quite lightweight, feels silky smooth and provides a glowy skin.

I use this, when it’s not that sunny or when I want more coverage to my face. But most of the days I choose the SPF 30, just to be sure. But I know that some people prefer SPF 6, SPF10 or SPF15, so maybe it’s a better option for those.

The shade, that I got is Light Beige, which is almost a bit too light for me, now that I’m a bit tanned and use self tanners as well. I can get away with it though, when I apply some bronzer to my skin on top of this. I think this shade will be perfect for me in Fall or Winter. There is another shade available as well, which is Medium Beige, that I think would be my summer color.

*Madara City CC SPF 15 Cream

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Wearing Madara’s City CC -cream. That first picture shows the color better.

Both of these are very long-lasting, so I would recommend removing them with an oil makeup remover. I always remove my makeup or sunscreens with an oil – it’s the best way to ensure there is nothing left on your skin, that could clog your pores.

You can shop for these for example on Jolie here*.

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What natural sunscreen is the best in your opinion?



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