Avène Cicalfate Hand Cream gets 10/10!

I love a good hand cream and Avène Cicalfate Hand Repairing Barrier Cream may just be the best I’ve ever used. Avène Cicalfate Hand Cream gets 10/10 This is what Avène has to say about their new hand cream that’s been available at Clicks and Dis-Chem since end of May: Avène Cicalfate HAND repairs, soothes and protects very dry, irritated and chapped hands with faster action. Fragrance-free, paraben-free. REPAIRING – Sucralfate, an original ingredient, facilitates epidermal repair. PURIFYING – The combination of copper sulfate and zinc sulfate reduces the risk of bacterial proliferation. SOOTHING – Rich in Avène Thermal Spring Water, it soothes fragile skin. Its rich, nourishing texture spreads easily. Rapidly absorbed, transparent when applied, it forms an insulating barrier on the skin for “second skin” protection. The skin on my hands is very (very!) sensitive and because I suffer from eczema, I have to be careful when I choose a hand cream. My hands are also EXTREMELY dry. Avène is a brand that I trust when it comes to my eczema-prone skin, so when I heard about the new Avène Cicalfate Hand Repairing Barrier Cream, I couldn’t wait to put it to the test. The moment I put it on my hands, I knew I loved it. It was thick and creamy and my skin felt soothed. It was like it sighed with relief. But whilst I was rubbing it in, I knew that this was a night cream. There was no way that it would work during the day, it was just too thick… BUT WAIT! Not even a minute later it was all absorbed. No oiliness or stickiness. My...

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...

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