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...

New Eucerin UreaRepair Plus

Eucerin is one of my favourite skincare brands. I have used quite a few of their facial products and they are all top notch. I am a bit new to their bodycare products as, let’s be honest, they are not exactly cheap. But in this post I am going to tell you why the new Eucerin UreaRepair Plus range is worth its weight in gold. If not more! New Eucerin UreaRepair Plus If you have sensitive, very dry or eczema-prone skin like I do, please take note: this range is life changing. Let me start off with this… last year I wrote a post ‘There’s urea in my body lotion?’ that you can check out HERE . Now that you know what urea can do for your skin, let me tell you more about Eucerin UreaRepair Plus. A New Kind of Freedom for Dry Skin When your skin is dry and irritated: Eucerin® UreaRepair PLUS provides immediate relief and 48 hours of protection. With over 25 years of expertise in skin care, Eucerin is the most recommended brand by dermatologists for dry skin. The products come with proven effectiveness and skin tolerability and have been clinically tested on skin conditions like atopic dermatitis, psoriasis and people living with diabetes, as well as the aged with thinning skin. Suffering from medically dry skin is not only uncomfortable, itchy and sore, but the effects go beyond the physical symptoms, often leaving people feeling frustrated, helpless, emotionally drained and tired from lack of sleep. Eucerin® has provided a comprehensive and effective solution for people suffering from extremely dry skin, with the Complete Repair Range....

Styling your curls with The Curl Company – a review

Curls, coils, waves, fine, coarse… no curl was created the same. It is so hard to find your perfect match. Don’t you agree fellow curly girls?! Listen up as The Curl Company may be just what you have been looking for. Part of the Creightons Professional brand family, The Curl Company is first to market curl expert brand developed with the complete focus of satisfying all hair needs of curls and waves consumers. The Curl Company contains the unique Professional CURLPLEX, a blend of Moringa Oil and Meadowfoam, specifically formulated by hair experts to cleanse, enhance and define curls and waves. Got a Curl problem? Each product has a solution for you with easy to follow curl education on the back of the pack. This range is dedicated to help you find out what kind of curl you are and how to get the best from them. The Curl Company styling range smooths and defines curls whilst helping to defend against humidity and control frizz. Suitable for curls, waves and coils. I was sent two of the styling products to try. Styling your curls with The Curl Company – a review Curl Defining Mousse – R179.95 (200ml) The Curl Defining Mousse does a great job at defining my spiral curls. My hair is extremely fine and I need something that gives great hold without leaving my hair tacky or crunchy. This mousse does exactly that. I apply it to damp hair, after I comb through a little conditioner*. This is a great mousse and gets 2 thumbs up. Styling Crème Gel – R109.95 (150ml) I have a love/hate relationship...

Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Body Lotion & Oil Review

Palmer’s is on a roll. They keep on impressing me over and over again. First I was completely blown away by the Coconut Oil Formula hair care range. BLOWN AWAY! I have not bought another shampoo since trying the range last year. You can read my review HERE. Then I tried the new Raw Shea Butter body lotion. Once again it was love. My full review is over HERE. Today I introduce to you yet another fab range by this truly fantastic brand. Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formula Body Lotion and Body Oil Coconut treats that deeply hydrate and pamper… you’ve hit the nail on the head Palmer’s. That’s exactly what these two beauties do. Both the body lotion and body oil is formulated with ethically and sustainably sourced coconut oil  and Tahitian Monoi Oil. If you want soft, smooth, hydrated and delicately scented skin, I highly recommend both of these budget-friendly treats. The body lotion is rich and moisturising and leaves my skin feeling soothed and calm. My skin is very dry and becomes extremely sensitive with change of season, and this lotion is exactly what it has been craving for. It is thicker than the Raw Shea Butter lotion and it is ideal for winter when my skin needs a little extra care. Brownie points for the pump bottle! The body oil is just as lovely. It’s light and fast absorbing and works great when applied to damp skin straight after a bath or shower. It doubles a hair treatment, but I have yet to try it on my locks. Another reason I adore Palmer’s is that all of their products are extremely gentle...

Palmer’s Raw Shea Body Lotion Review

It’s not often that a budget body lotion is worthy of it’s own blog post. Does the Palmer’s Raw Shea Body Lotion deserve it? One thousand times YES! Palmer’s Raw Shea Body Lotion Palmer’s combined African Marula Oil, Vitamin E and Oatmeal Extract with Raw Shea Butter and created a lotion that makes my heart skip a beat. How can you get that excited about a body lotion, you may ask? I have very dry, super sensitive skin that gets lathered in lotion or cream after every shower. From top to toe. I go through a lot of product very quickly. My ultimate body lotion should leave my skin soft, smooth, nourished and it should not break the bank. I also need it to keep my skin looking and feeling moisturised for the whole day and work with my sensitive (often temperamental) skin. Palmer’s, your body lotion ticks all the boxes. I seriously love it. What also impressed me is the fact that even though the lotion is not very thick, it still feels rich and nourishing. It absorbs quickly and will not make your skin feel suffocated which makes it great for summer. The key ingredients of this beauty are: African Raw Shea Butter: deeply moisturizes and softens skin Marula Oil: improves texture and radiance Oatmeal Extract: calms and soothes irritation Vitamin E: rejuvenates and combats free radical damage Grapeseed Oil: keeps skin looking youthful Sunflower Seed Oil: balances tone and texure Soybean Oil: helps prevent skin dehydration The formula is also paraben-, phthalates-, sulphate-, mineral oil-, gluten- and dye free. I was worried about the scent… I...

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