The CH Blog

Caroline Hirons' expert advice, reviews and recommendations, all in one archive.

The function of the blog is to help you find what you do and don’t need in your skincare routine. From the core basics through to the spectrum of retinoid strengths and everything in between, the blog is an archive to breakdown jargon and present you with both my opinion and simple scientific facts.

Caroline Hirons, Founder and Qualified Skincare Expert

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YES or NO Clinic - CLOSED!!!

UPDATE: 27.06.13 You have to click 'Load More' at the bottom of the comments at least 5 times to see all the answers to the questions. Otherwise it looks as...

24/05/2024

Introducing Skin Rocks Premium

Introducing Skin Rocks Premium

Throughout my experience working in the skincare industry, my mission has always been to help make skincare make sense...

06/03/2024

All You Need to Know About Our New Acids

All You Need to Know About Our New Acids

The day has finally come – Caroline Hirons has launched her very own acid toners. Introducing The Gentle Acid and The Control Acid – the first products in our TONE...

15/02/2024

A Guide to Pre and Post-Workout Skincare

A Guide to Pre and Post-Workout Skincare

Struggle to know when to do your skincare routine around early morning runs or lunchtime workout classes? Want to know how to prevent breakouts that can occur post-exercise? Read our...

15/02/2024

Introducing: The Control Acid

Introducing: The Control Acid

A decongesting exfoliating toner for breakout-prone skin that targets the root cause of congestion, controlling it before it occurs...

14/02/2024

Introducing: The Gentle Acid

Introducing: The Gentle Acid

This gentle acid toner works hard to deliver the power of exfoliation, without the irritation...

14/02/2024

EMPTIES!

EMPTIES!

Hi All! Latest face empties, all listed below. Cleansers: Emma Hardie, Moringa Cleansing Balm https://bit.ly/3GOTuqy Then I met you, Cleansing Balm https://bit.ly/3w1JWqi Skin Rocks, The Cream Cleanser (my brand) https://skinrocks.com/collections/cle…...

13/02/2024

Pai Resurrection Girl, 75ml - £44

Pai Resurrection Girl, 75ml - £44

What you need to know Suitable for all skins and conditions, including breastfeeding and pregnancy. Cruelty-free and vegan. Key Ingredients Resurrection Plant Extract- Mimics your skin’s Natural Moisturising Factor to...

08/02/2024

Amika Soulfood, 250ml - £26

Amika Soulfood, 250ml - £26

What you need to know Suitable for all skins and conditions, including breastfeeding and pregnancy. Cruelty-free and vegan. Key Ingredients Avocado oil - An oil rich in protein and minerals...

08/02/2024

Tatcha The Dewy Serum, 30g - £86

Tatcha The Dewy Serum, 30g - £86

What you need to know Suitable for all skins and conditions, including breastfeeding and pregnancy. Cruelty-free. Key Ingredients Hadasei-3™ (Tatcha’s unique complex of Japanese superfoods) - Resurfaces and replenishes to...

08/02/2024

Glossier Full Orbit, 15ml - £28

Glossier Full Orbit, 15ml - £28

What you need to know Suitable for all skins and conditions, including breastfeeding and pregnancy. Cruelty-free and vegan. Key Ingredients Niacinamide - Restores the skin barrier and improves the appearance...

08/02/2024

KIT 26: THE WINTER HEROES HAS LANDED!

KIT 26: THE WINTER HEROES HAS LANDED!

WORTH £328, YOURS FOR £160 AT SAVING OF OVER 51%... The first Kit of the year, this routine has been put together to nourish and hydrate your skin and hair,...

07/02/2024

WHY CH LOVES - KIT 26

WHY CH LOVES - KIT 26

The first Kit of the year, this routine has been put together to nourish and hydrate your skin and hair, relieving any dryness and discomfort you may be experiencing. KIT...

07/02/2024

Top Tips to Reduce Redness

Top Tips to Reduce Redness

Whether it’s caused by a reaction, skin condition, genetics or frosty winter weather, redness is a common and persistent skin concern. While redness is easier to spot in lighter skin...

20/12/2023

DERMATICA VITAMIN C: FRESH BATCH ASCORBIC ACID

DERMATICA VITAMIN C: FRESH BATCH ASCORBIC ACID

Dermatica is a brilliant dermatology service that offers personalised formulas, delivered directly to your door to help treat concerns such as acne, rosacea, unwanted signs of ageing and pigmentation. Their...

13/12/2023

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How to Prep Your Skin for Party Makeup with Jamie Genevieve

Pro-Makeup Artist and Founder of VIEVE, Jamie Genevieve, is known for her ultra-glowy makeup looks, so we sat down with her to find out her step-by-step guide for prepping the...

08/12/2023

Spotlight On: The Rich Moisturiser by Skin Rocks

Spotlight On: The Rich Moisturiser by Skin Rocks

The award-winning Skin Rocks product range is the culmination of Caroline Hirons’ 26 years in the industry. Let us introduce you to The Rich Moisturiser, an intensely nourishing, barrier-replenishing moisturiser for...

15/11/2023

The Skin Rocks Rich Moisturiser Has Landed

The Skin Rocks Rich Moisturiser Has Landed

The latest addition to Skin Rocks Skincare has landed. Introducing: The Rich Moisturiser An intensely nourishing, barrier-replenishing moisturiser for skin that needs extra care, addressing dryness at its core to...

14/11/2023

Dermal Needling - what you need to know

Dermal Needling - what you need to know

Following on from this Instagram Live earlier this evening, as promised, please see an extended version of Kirsten’s original post in the Skin Professionals UK Facebook group below: As a...

02/11/2023

How to Remove Halloween Makeup

How to Remove Halloween Makeup

So you’ve spent ages creating your spooky Halloween look and it’s now time to remove it. Read our ultimate guide for adults and kids to ensure you look after your...

27/10/2023

Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Range | AD

Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Range | AD

If you have been here for a while, you will know Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin range is one of my go-to for recommending to anyone wanting comfort for dry skin, particularly...

25/10/2023

Jordan Samuel Skin The Performance Eye Gel

Jordan Samuel Skin The Performance Eye Gel

Jordan Samuel Skin - The Performance Eye Gel, 30ml - £36 What you need to know Suitable for all skins and conditions, including menopause, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Vegan and Cruelty-free....

17/10/2023

Deviant Skincare Cleansing Concentrate, Blue Tansy

Deviant Skincare Cleansing Concentrate, Blue Tansy

Deviant Skincare Cleansing Concentrate, Blue Tansy, 100ml - £53 What you need to know Suitable for all skins and conditions, including menopause, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Cruelty-free. Key Ingredients Hemp Seed...

17/10/2023

Dr.Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Exfoliating Body Treatment

Dr.Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Exfoliating Body Treatment

Dr.Dennis Gross Alpha Beta® Exfoliating Body Treatment - £60 What you need to know Suitable for all skins and conditions, including puberty and menopause. Vegan and Cruelty-free. Key Ingredients Alpha...

17/10/2023

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Lip Oil

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Lip Oil

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Lip Oil, 8ml - £28 What you need to know Suitable for all skins and conditions, including puberty, menopause, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Cruelty-free. Key Ingredients Sqisandryl™...

17/10/2023

Dieux Skin Forever Eye Mask

Dieux Skin Forever Eye Mask

Dieux Skin Forever Eye Mask - £22 What you need to know Suitable for all skins and conditions, including menopause, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Vegan and Cruelty-free. Fragrance-free. Who is it...

17/10/2023

Josh Rosebrook Advanced Hydration Mask

Josh Rosebrook Advanced Hydration Mask

Josh Rosebrook Advanced Hydration Mask, 45g - £70 What you need to know Suitable for all skins and conditions, including puberty, menopause, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Cruelty-free and fragrance-free. Key Ingredients...

17/10/2023

The Non-Advent Advent Kit Has Landed

The Non-Advent Advent Kit Has Landed

The Non-Advent Advent Kit is a full routine worth £394. Yours for £165, a saving of over 58%. Your go-to to get party season ready from head-to-toe, this Kit has...

17/10/2023

KITMAS IS COMING!

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KITMAS IS COMING!

Kitmas is Coming! 9 products, yours for £155. Sign up below to be the first to buy! You will also be entered into a prize draw to WIN your very...

04/10/2023

The 3 Skincare Steps You Should Never Skip

The 3 Skincare Steps You Should Never Skip

Looking to simplify your routine? Whilst our serums and toners can help to target specific concerns, they’re not always essential. Here are the three most important steps to stick to......

02/10/2023

THE BOOKENDS AND THE FLANNEL HAVE LANDED

THE BOOKENDS AND THE FLANNEL HAVE LANDED

Introducing The Bookends The Cream Cleanser and The Moisturiser, plus your ultimate cleansing companion, the Skin Rocks Flannel, Worth £98 and yours for £88. Available in Fragrance/Fragrance Free You need...

29/09/2023

The 'Skincare Is Not Merch' Tote Bag has landed

The 'Skincare Is Not Merch' Tote Bag has landed

The 'Skincare Is Not Merch' Tote Bag has landed! Get your hands on one for free when you spend £80 on your favourite Skin Rocks skincare for a limited time...

22/09/2023

Post-Summer Redness

Post-Summer Redness

After a summer of long days in the sun and heat, you may notice that your skin appears redder than usual, particularly those who are prone to redness or rosacea....

15/09/2023

How Retinoids Reduce Hyperpigmentation

How Retinoids Reduce Hyperpigmentation

Retinoids are a group of ingredients derived from vitamin A (aka retinoic acid). Retinol is the most common retinoid used in skincare, however as time passes and legislation changes, we...

08/09/2023

Why I Love The Let's Get Even Kit

Why I Love The Let's Get Even Kit

The Lets Get Even Kit is a full routine, worth £433 and is yours for £160. A saving of over 63%. With Retinoid 2 it is worth £443 and is...

01/09/2023

The Let's Get Even Kit Has Landed

The Let's Get Even Kit Has Landed

The Lets Get Even Kit is a full routine, worth £433 and is yours for £160. A saving of over 63%. With Retinoid 2 it is worth £443 and is...

31/08/2023

Sachi Skin Triphala Pigmentation Corrector

Sachi Skin Triphala Pigmentation Corrector

Sachi Skin Triphala Pigmentation Corrector - 30ml, £74 This is a CH Team favourite, and it's clear to see why. Two of our lovely team tried it out, and you...

30/08/2023

FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON SKIN ROCKS

FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON SKIN ROCKS

For this weekend only, we have free international shipping when you spend £50/$50/€50. Run' don't walk!

18/08/2023

FREAKY FRIDAY GIVEAWAY – EMMA LEWISHAM

FREAKY FRIDAY GIVEAWAY – EMMA LEWISHAM

Happy Friday! This week Emma Lewisham is giving you the chance to win a bundle including the following; Illuminating Face Cleanser Illuminating Face Exfoliant Skinreset Serum Supernatural - Vitamin A...

11/08/2023

ZELENS Triple Action Eye Cream

ZELENS Triple Action Eye Cream

ZELENS Triple Action Eye Cream, 15ml - £80 What you need to know Suitable for all skins and conditions, including menopause, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Vegan and Cruelty-free. Fragrance Free. Key...

07/08/2023

Sachi Skin Triphala Pigmentation Corrector

Sachi Skin Triphala Pigmentation Corrector

SACHI SKIN Triphala Pigmentation Corrector, 30ml - £69.00 What you need to know Suitable for all skins and conditions, including puberty, menopause, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Vegan and Cruelty-free. Fragrance-Free. Key...

07/08/2023

JANE SCRIVNER Purifying Cleanser

JANE SCRIVNER Purifying Cleanser

JANE SCRIVNER Purifying Cleanser, 100ml - £49.00/200ml - £74 What you need to know Suitable for all skins and conditions, including puberty, menopause, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Vegan and Cruelty-free. Key...

07/08/2023

SUNDAY RILEY ICE Ceramide Moisturising Cream

SUNDAY RILEY ICE Ceramide Moisturising Cream

SUNDAY RILEY ICE Ceramide Moisturising Cream, 50g – £60 What you need to knowSuitable for all skins and conditions, including menopause, pregnancy and breastfeeding.Vegan and Cruelty-free. Fragrance-Free. Key Ingredients Ceramides...

07/08/2023

Freaky Friday Giveaway - Byoma

Freaky Friday Giveaway - Byoma

Happy Friday! This week Byoma are giving you the chance to win a bundle of products, including the following; Milky Oil Cleanser Creamy Jelly Cleanser Melting Cleansing Balm Balancing Face...

04/08/2023

An Expert's Guide to Tackling Dehydration

An Expert's Guide to Tackling Dehydration

Dehydration is one of the most common skin conditions, affecting all skin types and ages. It is often mistaken for other skin concerns as it can cause sensitivity, flaky skin,...

03/08/2023

Top Tips for Dehydrated Skin

Top Tips for Dehydrated Skin

Caused by environmental, diet and lifestyle factors - as well as neglect, age or an impaired skin barrier - dehydration is a temporary condition that occurs when there is a...

03/08/2023

The Rehydrate Box

The Rehydrate Box

The Rehydrate Box has, of course, been curated with dehydration in mind. It is the first ever Skin Rocks Box to feature one of our own products, and is also...

03/08/2023

THE FINAL SKIN ROCKS BOX HAS LANDED

THE FINAL SKIN ROCKS BOX HAS LANDED

This is the last ever Skin Rocks Box. We have made 14 expertly curated boxes over the years and we would like to say thank you to everyone who has...

03/08/2023