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The Science behind Skincare: SkinCeuticals Event & Review

October 19, 2016

To be honest, I wouldn’t call myself a ‘beauty guru‘. After all, I’m so used to make-up artists doing the work – and the fact that I barely wear make-up in my free time –  that I never really bothered to really get into the whole hair and make-up thing. However, when it comes to skincare I sure as hell do my research. Especially because I got such a sensitive skin after becoming a full time model (read more about it here). Anyways, that being said, let’s get to the main topic of this blog: last week me and some other bloggers got invited by SkinCeuticals to visit them and to learn more about the scientific story behind skincare. Am I very nerdy for getting excited about that? #maybe #sorrynotsorry


Did you know that: 

  • There is this thing called ‘oxidative damage‘, which arises when the skin is exposed to (for example) UV, Infrared, pollution, smoking and/or stress?
  • This oxidative damage can destabilize molecules, which damages healthy skin tissue? That is the reason why we get spots, wrinkles and pigmentation!
  • Our skin naturally has antioxidants to neutralize the oxidative damage. But because nowadays there are much more damaging elements (more pollution/ stress/ smoking etc.) it is not enough anymore?
  •  One of the most studied antioxidants is Vitamin C?
  • In 1989 Dr. Sheldon R. Pinnell found a way stabilize Vitamin C, which has been a breakthrough for the skincare we know nowadays?

Skincare Review

I certainly learned a lot during my visit to the SkinCeuticals event! It feels great to understand better why our skin changes, but also how to work on improving my skin from now on. The products of SkinCeuticals are based on antioxidants in order to strengthen the skin’s natural protection towards oxidative damage. I was very excited to hear that they will give us a small goodiebag so we can try out the products – and see if we notice a change in comparison with other skincare products.


When I’m unpacking the goodies I am happy to see that the instructions couldn’t be easier. SkinCeuticals has a very clear philosophy on how to support skin-health: Prevent – Correct – Protect. Let’s go through the details of each product quickly:

Prevent: with a high concentrate of Vitamin C SkinCeuticals wants to prevent the oxidative damaging of the skin. They gave me Phloretin CF Serum, which supposedly works better for the mixed-to-greasy skin type.

Correct: a re-texturing activator makes sure that your healthiest skin is on the top layer, which not only makes your skin more resistant, but also gives it a nice and healthy glow. This product also corrects existing skin problems such as pigmentation, redness, wrinkles, and so on.

Protect: the Ultra Facial Defense day cream has a SPF50+ factor, which protects the skin from UVA and UVB rays.


While enjoying a sunny Sunday morning in Generator Amsterdam I decided to go for the full-on Spa feeling with a nice hot shower and, skin cleanse (you need a clean skin before applying the products) and as a fun factor: white towels in my hair and around my body, just like in the movies. I am sorry for the not so charming pictures, but no-make up was allowed during the beauty process! But hey, we’ve all been there right?

The first impression: The products were easy to apply. The Ploretin CF Serum smells a bit weird – indeed more like something medical rather than the usual scented beauty products. I really do think that these products might actually be able to improve my skin-condition: in all my years as a professional model this is actually the first brand that has that much medical research behind its products, so they must know what they are talking about… right? If I don’t put any  make-up on in the hours after the application my skin stays quite shiny, which shows that it keeps hydrating my skin pretty much all day long, that’s a plus!


One week later: I have been using the products of SkinCeuticals each morning and night now, just as they recommend. My skin is much more hydrated than it was one week ago – I don’t have any dry spots. Also some of the blemishes I had seem to recover more quickly than usual. However, since it is just one week it is hard for me to know exactly how well the products are working. I am supposed to get my period next week, which usually means that I get a lot of little bumps on my skin, which grow into spots. Now I also have some, but it doesn’t seem to be that bad. The re-texturing activator feels rather oily and I’ve been wondering if this will result in clogged pores – but so far so good!

I will keep trying the products of SkinCeuticals for the next 3 months and I will get back at you guys for my final judgement! Is anyone else familiar with this brand? What is your opinion? Let me know!

Lots of Love, 


Beauty Guru BlondieTV

Giveaway: Orogold 24 Karat Peeling worth €170,- !

November 3, 2015

Hey guys, it’s Giveaway time again!

After the great succes of my Michael Kors Giveaway last month, now it’s time for a beauty product! Especially with the cold weather coming up it is super important to take good care of your skin, that’s why I tested this amazing product of Orogold for you! After reading the raging reviews I just had to try it so I went to Orogold and tested their 24 Karat Peeling. As a model I get many products on my face and I’ve already tested many masks, peelings, creams, serums and more, but honestly… I never experienced anything like this before!

My Experience

After only 5 minutes of having the Orogold peeling on my face, the dead skin simply rolled off my face and felt super soft and clean… no throwing water in my face over and over again? No scrubbing? No nothing? What is this sorcery?! The beautician of Orogold then gave me a daycream for my face, and also applied a bit of the cream on my inner wrist. It was unbelievable to see that the cream on my face was competely absorbed within just 2 minutes, while it took more than 10 minutes for the skin on my wrist! Soon I walked out of the store with a fresh and clean feeling, 100% satisfied. Orogolds 24 Karat Peeling doesn’t only do a perfect job on the cleaning of the skin, it also improves the results of the rest of your beauty routine: tested and double approved!

Enter the Giveaway

Do you want to win this magical peeling from Orogold worth €170,-? All you have to do is subscribe to my newsletter (there is a ‘Sign Up’ button in the right column of my website!). You will get weekly updates, secret discounts and you are automatically in the running for all of my giveaways! Are you already subscribed? Perfect, sit tight and perhaps you will be testing this Orogold Peeling soon.

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Lots of Love and Goodluck!