Brand Focus: Biomedical Emporium

I was invited to experience a Biomedical Emporium facial peel by the kind people of Tosca Hair & Beauty in July and I am so glad they did. I have been using Biomedical Emporium skin care products for the last couple of weeks and I am amazed with the results. AMAZED. I’ll tell you more about the products I’m using, as well as their treatments, and how my skin is responding at a later stage; for now I want to share more info on the brand itself.

Brand Focus: Biomedical Emporium

Who is Biomedical Emporium?

Biomedical Emporium Pretty Please Charlie

Our passion derives from proven dermatology products that have a real impact on skin and health. Extensive research and development by Dr Judey as well as the Department of Human Biology at the University of Cape Town has led to incorporate the first and very unique tertiary structure tissue-protective peptide technology, that promotes advanced cellular turn-over rates as well optimal skin densification and dermal hydration.

Intrinsic and extrinsic environmental factors are taken into consideration during the formulation of all cosmeceutical products. Some products are formulated specificaly based on the client’s or patient geographical location as skin oxidation rates differs from area to area.

How is this science applicable today?  What do we have to do to obtain skin cell harmony?

We need products that will address all the mechanisms of aging – a product of a “cosmeceutical” nature.  In other words applying a product that works on cellular and molecular level in order to be potently effective and safe and to ultimately stimulate a therapeutic response.

Biomedical Emporium Products

Biomedical Emporium

The respective Biomedical Skin care ranges were developed within the discipline of Biotechnology by Dr Judey Pretorius.

The Biomedical Emporium is a leading South African company that primarily focus on the design, development, manufacturing and distribution of Biomedical products for the Pharmaceutical Industry, the Medical Device Industry as well as the Cosmeceutical Industry.

The Biomedical skin care range comprises of maximum amounts of active ingredients, at optimal concentrations that work synergistically and holistically on a molecular level to promote a therapeutic response.

All products undergo strict accredited quality control testing for product safety, quality and efficacy. NO products are tested on animals.

Cosmeceuticals and Cosmetics: Understanding the difference

Biomedical Emporium cosmeceutical skin care products, are formulated by the highest expertise of Scientists, that utilise quality pharmaceutical grade raw materials in all formulations and the incorporation of the tertiary tissue protective peptide technology. This will ensure that medicinal benefits will be obtained once applied to the skin. 

COSMECEUTICAL PRODUCTS – Cosmeceutical products are used to improve and enhance the skin’s appearance, by using biologically active ingredients. This group of products work on cellular and molecular level in order to be potently effective and safe.

COSMETIC PRODUCTS – Cosmetic products are for the purpose of beauty or style, such products merely cover the skin. Cosmetics can keep the skin moisturised and clean, but not much more than that.

Visit to learn more. I promise you, they won’t disappoint. You can also visit a Tosca Hair & Beauty Salon to experience a treatment or purchase products.


REN Skincare Flash Hydro-Boost – Supercharge your skin with water

I’ve been a huge fan of REN Skincare ever since I first tried their products in 2014. One of my favourites is still the REN Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial. Today I want to tell you about their new kid on the block… Flash Hydro-Boost.

Introducing the new REN Skincare Flash Hydro-Boost

REN Skincare Flash Hydro-Boost Pretty Please Charlie

A water-charging hydration booster designed to work in harmony with the skin, to prevent the ageing effects of dehydration by enhancing the skin’s ability to transfer, lock and retain moisture. Long term use helps to reduce fine lines and prevent water loss from the skin.
Water is the skin’s elixir of youth and the most essential anti-ageing ingredient. New hydra technology is the key to understanding the biology of water control and capture within the skin. Hyaluronic Acid boosts water in the cells to optimise levels, plumping the skin from within whilst Germ Peptide allows the transport and circulation of water throughout the skin. Xylitol promotes water capture from the environment and ceramides, fatty acids and phospholipids create the ultimate barrier against water loss.
Skin is instantly plumped and regains a fuller, smoother appearance. Long term, skin is protected from the ageing effects of dehydration.

I haven’t been using it for long enough to comment on the long term results, but I can tell you that the product is an absolute treat to use. I have been struggling with dehydration, and this emulsion does hydrate on contact. And the fact that it is water activated is pretty cool – you first apply the product to cleansed skin, then you add a tiny bit of water to your finger tips and massage the emulsion into your skin until fully absorbed. It feels absolutely lovely and if you are a REN Skincare fan, I’m sure you’ll love using it too.

REN Flash Hydro-Boost retails for R740 for 40ml and is available at selected Woolworths stores and REN online (

Happy shopping!


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