Candy Rae Reviews


Dearest skincare fans,

Clark’s Botanicals are championing the retinol wonder movement with the release of Retinol Rescue Eye Serum – £80. The serum uses bioactive and peptide technology to increase the skin’s natural revitalisation. Although mentioned in the name, retinol isn’t the only hero ingredient in this serum, the formula also contains 17 active ingredients with hyper-effective yet super-soothing properties.

Touted as your new ‘secret weapon’, this skincare wonder features a unique trio of time-released retinol, high potency retinol and colloidal oatmeal which work together to absorb into the skin slowly brighten and even the tone around the eye area without causing skin irritation.

Harnessing the restorative and balancing effects of jasmine absolute, these ingredients work harmoniously to promote skin healing by increasing enzyme activity, targeting UV damage, and improving the cell renewal process around the eye area. The lightweight serum also contains hydrating hyaluronic acid, fine line softening Swiss apple stem cells, and dark under eye circle combatting White Bird of Paradise plant,.

Retinol Rescue Eye Serum has been perfected with no animal testing, and contains no parabens, sulphates or gluten.

Apply either to cleansed skin or over make-up with the ceramic applicator. For best results, store the Retinol Rescue Eye Serum in the fridge to create a cooling effect. You should expect to see results in just one week with the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles starting to diminish as the serum plumps and tones the skin.

Available in-store at SpaceNK, online at, and

Skin perfection at the ready.

Clark's Botanicals Retinol Rescue Eye Serum

Love, Ms.Raé xo


institut esthederm paris

Skincare brand of the moment, Institut Esthederm Paris have recently extended their ‘Intensive range’ in a bid to further combat the signs of fatigue and ageing.

Enter, Institut Esthederm Intensive Hyaluronic Serum – £49.50 and Institut Esthederm lntensive Hyaluronic Cream – £49.50. 

Institut Esthederm Intensive Hyaluronic Serum targets severe skin dehydration. This 30ml cosmeceutical hero is also made from a patented complex of three different forms of hyaluronic acid that penetrate the deep layers of the epidermis in order to re-densify tissue by filling it with the optimum amount of water. The hydrolipidic film on the skin’s surface is restored whilst wrinkles and fine lines are filled in from the inside; resulting in a supple feel and luminous glow.

This serum can also be used by itself to tame oily skin. For best results, apply to the face, neck and décolletage before the Institut Intensive Hyaluronic Cream in the morning and/or evening on a 2 month cure basis.

Institut Esthederm lntensive Hyaluronic Cream is a 50ml multi-purpose day or night cream designed to protect the skin from external aggregators. Composed of three types of effective hyaluronic acid, the skin’s natural production of hyaluronic acid is simultaneously stimulated. Wrinkles and fine lines are plumped by hydrating the skin both in surface and in-depth.

When used in tandem with the Intensive Hyaluronic Cream, the skin is doubly protected from oxidative stress.

For best results, apply to clean, dry skin on the face and neck after the Institut Intensive Hyaluronic Serum every morning and evening on a 2 month cure basis.

Youthful skin at the ready.

Available at

institut esthederm paris


Love, Ms.Raé xo


algenist multi-perfecting detoxifying exfoliator
I’m always on the lookout for new skincare heroes, because let’s face it a girl’s bathroom cupboard can never be too full.

Enter, Algenist – a Californian clinical beauty brand that delivers anti-ageing and colour correction by harnessing the regenerative ability of scientifically tested patented ingredients including microalgae – one of the oldest and most nutrient-rich algae in the world. Proven to keep skin hydrated 5x longer than untreated skin over a 24-hour period.

Skin supremo Algenist Multi-Perfecting Detoxifying Exfoliator 80ml (£31.50) does exactly what it says on the tin. This clay-based, oil-free wonder is formulated with exfoliating granular mineral from microalgae to visibly diminish pore size, and gently smooth away roughness. On the skin perfection side of the spectrum, multi-perfecting ingredients oligosaccharides and salicylic acid renew the skin surface for brighter, more even skin tone.

Simply apply Algenist Multi-Perfecting Detoxifying Exfoliator to clean, moist skin, avoiding the eyes. Gently massage in circular motions for 1-2 minutes, then rinse with warm water or with a wet face cloth. Repeat 2-3 times a week, as desired. After use, the skin is smooth and illuminated. Algenist Multi-Perfecting Detoxifying Exfoliator is proven to provide visible results within 10 days.

Available on, Space NK (online and instore), and other online beauty retailers.

Biotechnology at its finest.

Love, Ms.Raé xo


Are you interested in looking refreshed and revitalised even when you don’t get as much sleep as you plan to? If so, read on!

This Works have released a new wellbeing beauty range called Sleep Plus+ Body.


Touted as the next step in sleep, the range is designed to maximise your sleep whilst targeting tackle skincare problems too. Clinically proven to increase sleep by up to 2 hours.

Each sleep-enhancing product uses motion activated technology and releases the brand’s award-winning Lavender-based ‘Deep Sleep fragrance’ throughout the night to ease away sleeplessness, and to encourage refreshed and revitalise skin.

Available on

..and refresh.

Love, Ms.Raé xo


Brows, brows, brows. It’s all about great brows.

Instagram and YouTube are full of quick tutorials on how to obtain beautiful brows, and well-loved beauty brand Eylure have just introduced some brow-enhancing products that will speed up the process.

Step up and stay on top of your brow game with the new Eylure Brow Tamer collection. This new range features the Eylure Brow Amplifier (£9.95), Eylure Brow Luminizer (£7.45), Eylure Brush & Wand Duo (£6.50), and Eylure Brow Comb Tweezers (£12.50).

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The Eylure Brow Ampflier is my favourite. It comes in three shades: Dark Brown, Mid Brown, and Blonde. The long lasting brush-on fibre gel defines and highlights the brows whilst intensifying colour and (most importantly) keeping everything in place.

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The Eylure Brow Luminizer adds a little luminosity to either the apex of your brows or to the brow bone. One end of the highlighter pencil is matte, and the other end is shimmery; great for switching it up as you please. Whilst the Eylure Brush & Wand Duo, and Eylure Brow Comb Tweezers are the perfect tools to primp, preen and keep those beautiful brows in line (pun actually intended).

Available at Superdrug and on

Go get ‘em!

Love, Ms.Raé xo


When it comes to affordable, and fuss-free haircare, John Frieda is definitely way up there on the favourites list. New product range I hear you say? I’m in!

The next time you embark on a beauty run, check out John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Repairing Shampoo (£5.89),and John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Repairing Conditioner (£5.89). Touted as the wash and go formula that ‘instantly reverses 75% of surface damage for 3x smoother hair’.

The John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery range features a unique formulation of a moisturising and fortifying Amino Repair Complex which helps to restore the lipid layer of the hair as well as fighting against the effects of damage. Perfect for hair that has been exposed to a lot of heat, colouring, and or intense cleansing regimes.

Say hello to smooth, manageable, and healthy hair.

Available at Boots stores nationwide and online.

Love, Ms.Rae xo



The party season is upon us, yet the personal pressing need to switch off runs in the background for me too. A busy diary often results in not enough time for a skincare regime that involves more than two steps, and weary skin as a potential result. Does anyone else think about spreadsheets before they go to sleep? I digress.

Now, in a quest to prevent my skincare regime from falling by the wayside , I came across rather aptly named Racinne Ultra Hydra Perfection Advanced Luminous Gel (£32). This grape and peach-infused super-skin product is not only designed to revive and restore overworked skin, but to act as the perfect makeup base too.

It’s glide and go.

Available at

Love, Ms.Rae xo