Skin treats from Healing Earth

The lovely people from the premium African spa brand, Healing Earth, sent me a few of their products to try and now I understand why this brand is loved by so many. The brainchild of spa veteran Elisabeth Brandt, Healing Earth is a premium African spa brand that offers natural, organic products, therapies and spa concepts to discerning clients the world over. Each lovingly created Healing Earth product harnesses the restorative powers of Africa’s rich natural resources and is made from only the purest natural active ingredients sourced from the continent’s powerful minerals, oceans, flowers, herbs, fruit, seeds and natural oils. Our products are divided into families that aim to address specific skincare needs: Kalahari Melon for hydration, Marula for softening and relaxing, African Ginger for slimming, Pinotage for its strong antioxidant qualities, African Potato for healing and repairing, and Mongongo Nut for detoxifying. Skin treats from Healing Earth Healing Earth African Ginger Corrective Cream This firming body cream is a treat. It contains ginger to tone and brighten the skin. Extracts of fennel, black pepper and cypress also aid in toning and firming. This cream, as with all Healing Earth creams, is free of parabens, preservatives and mineral oils, and no artificial fragrances or colours have been added. It smells lovely, is very moisturising and soothing and it does not irritate my sensitive skin. Healing Earth Pinotage Facial Polish Can we just first chat about how stunning this product looks?! I love the packaging. This facial scrub is made from real Pinotage grapes that are said to improve skin’s elasticity. Unfortunately, I don’t use physical exfoliators on my face as my skin is way too sensitive (especially during winter). I’ve also been told that...

L’Oréal Men Expert Giveaway

And the winner is… Karen Narayadu The kind people at L’Oréal sent me a gorgeous hamper containing skincare products from their L’Oréal Men Expert range last week. I was super chuffed as I knew my dad would love the products and the hamper arrived just in time for Father’s Day. Thank you so much for this hamper L’Oréal. You helped me to spoil a very special man. Do you have someone you would like to treat, or maybe you deserve something special? Then stick around as I have a hamper to give away! L’Oréal Men Expert L’Oréal Men Expert Hydra Energetic Face Wash deeply cleans and purifies the skin without drying it out. R89,95. L’Oréal Men Expert Vita Lift 5 Moisturiser is a complete anti-ageing moisturiser which helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Skin feels firmer. R139,95 L’Oréal Men Expert Vita Lift Double Action Lifting Moisturiser has a double action: it helps combat the appearance of wrinkles and sagginess on face and neck. Skin feels younger and firmer. R139,95 L’Oréal Men Expert Giveaway You can win a hamper consisting of L’Oréal’s Men Expert Hydra Energetic Face Wash, Men Expert Vita Lift 5 Moisturiser and Men Expert Vita Lift Double Action Lifting Moisturiser. All you have to do is comment below and tell me who the special man is you would like to spoil. That’s it and you are in the draw. Extra entries for Facebook and Twitter shares. Don’t forget to tag me or I won’t be able to find your entry.  Make sure to leave a separate comment for each share telling me where you’ve shared the giveaway. Please leave your Twitter handle and/or...

SVR Dermatological Skincare now available in SA!

Whenever I get an offer to try skincare products, especially when it’s a brand that’s new to our shores, I grab the opportunity with both hands. I love skincare products and I love looking after my skin. I have been trying out a few products by world-renowned French brand SVR over the past 2 months and I am impressed.   SVR was developed in 1962 by a French pharmacist couple and their key aim was to create ‘beautiful skin’.  Today, SVR is prescribed by dermatologists in over 45 countries and has proved itself to be a star in the field of dermo-cosmetics. SVR is now available in South Africa and you will find this amazing brand at Clicks stores as well as at select salons and doctors. I have been using a few SVR products over the past couple of months and here are my thoughts: Sensifine FLUIDE Sensifine FLUIDE moisturizes, soothes and reduces skin reactivity of the most intolerant skin. SVR takes care of sensitive skin and innovates with this gentle care specially formulated for skin intolerant to poly-allergic, without surfactant, silicone or minéral oil. Its fluid and soft texture, mild, non-greasy touch, absorbs instantly to hydrate normal to combination skin. Inspired by the medical field and developed with a dermatologist-allergist, Sensifine is the new and complete range uncompromising reactive skin intolerant poly-allergenic. I started using Sensifine Fluide just as my skin started to feel the effects of change of season. Think blotchy, scaly, red, irritated skin. Sensifine Fluide was such a treat to use as it was extremely soothing. It left my skin feeling (and looking) comfortable and...

L’Oréal Golden Age Review and Giveaway

And the winner is… Petro Walters! I have a lovely treat for you today! My Gran shares her thoughts on the L’Oréal Golden Age Range and you can win a hamper for Mother’s Day. The L’Oréal Perfect Age Golden Age range is specifically formulated for very mature skin. Golden Age aims to re-cushion thinning skin and to revive dull skin with a healthy-looking rosy glow. L’Oréal says that over time the skin will be re-plumped with thanks to the fortifying properties of neo-calcium. The products are also enriched with emollient oils to deeply moisturise and to aid in restoring the skin’s protective barrier.   So forget the idea of fading into the background, a Golden Age is dawning. Because we’re worth it. L’Oréal Golden Age Review The hamper that made its way to my Gran consisted of Golden Age Rosy Day Cream, Golden Age Rosy Beauty Fluid, Golden Age Day Cream SPF15, Golden Age Night Cream and Golden Age Cleansing Wipes. Ellie has always been a woman who has taken great pride in her appearance. Now wonder her skin looks so beautiful! No one believes me when I tell them that she is turning 82 later this month. I knew she would be perfect to try this range. This is what Ellie had to say: Both day creams and the night cream leave my skin feeling soft and smooth. The creams are extremely moisturising but do not leave my skin feeling (or looking) oily.   The beauty fluid is light and absorbs instantly. The rosy pigments in the beauty fluid and the rosy day cream give the skin a brighter and rosier appearance....

Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Cleanser Review

I have been a fan of Eucerin for years and one of my favourite cleansers is their DermatoCLEAN Cleansing Gel. You can see the review I posted in 2013 HERE. I also love the Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Toner (review HERE) which works like a charm during the warmer months when my skin tends to be quite oily. I’ve often thought of trying the DermoPURIFYER cleanser but I was worried that it might be too drying as it is formulated for acne prone skin. Well, I tried it. And here are my thoughts. Eucerin DermoPURIFYER Cleanser Review What they say: The soap-free and fragrance-free formula provides gentle and effective cleaning for blemish-prone skin. The non-comedogenic properties ensure pores aren’t clogged and the skin is rid of bacteria.  Best of all, the cleansing gel won’t leave skin feeling dry or tight like many other acne cleansers on the market. The highly effective Eucerin® DermoPURIFYER range is proven to combat all four key factors of acne prone skin at the source, where the formation of acne begins: Formation of whiteheads; blackheads; excess sebum and abnormal growth of bacteria and inflammation. The combination of active ingredients in Eucerin® DermoPURIFYER work to improve blemished skin and heal acne.  Clinical studies have shown that after four to 12 weeks of consistent use skin starts to show a visible improvement.  The formula contains: Lactic Acid, a natural moisturising factor, with anti-bacterial effects. It is also keratolytic and comedolytic, which means it softens keratin, thereby improving the skin’s moisture binding capacity, and breaks down comedones or blackheads. And it helps to balance the skin’s pH. Unlike salicylic acid and benzoyl...

Royale Pomegranate Seed Oil – Review

Turn back the time with Pomegranate Seed Oil! This miracle super oil full of anti-oxidants is the royal choice when it comes to anti-ageing skin oils. Royale Pomegranate Seed Oil Today I have the pleasure of telling you all about Royale Pomegranate Seed Oil. This little bottle of liquid gold has so many benefits and your skin will thank you for every precious drop. What makes Pomegranate Seed Oil different? The oil derived from the seeds of this luscious fruit is one of only a handful of plants that contain the lipid punicic acid, a polyunsaturated fatty acid that has a multitude of wonderful benefits. Calming to sensitive skins thanks to the strong anti-inflammatory properties of punicic acid, this oil is also rich in flavonoids and other polyphenol anti-oxidants vital to skin health and well-being. Punicic acid is a powerful free radical scavenger and it can help strengthen the elasticity of skin; it is thought to aid skin regeneration and thickening, thus assisting with improved recovery speeds of minor wounds and burns. Pomegranate oil is excellent for mature and ageing skin, dry and cracked skin and it helps to relieve the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis. The oil also has a calming effect on irritated skin caused by the elements and this makes it perfect for my super sensitive skin. I feel embarrassed to say that I recently got a terrible sunburn (when will I learn?!) and this oil was a life saver. I have also read online that it has amazing benefits for your hair and scalp. Guess who’s having a hot oil treatment tonight?! The oil is...

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