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...

Dermalogica Double Cleanse

The double cleanse. I heard that term for the first time from my sister after she went for a Dermalogica treatment years ago. At first I thought the notion was silly. Why would I wash my face twice? Surely what I’ve been doing up till then was sufficient? Was I wrong! My skin improved from the moment I started double cleansing. Why should we double cleanse? This is what Dermalogica says: What did your cleanser leave behind? Everyone knows to cleanse their skin twice daily, but most people don’t realize that a single cleanse with a surfactant-based cleanser still leaves behind a film of oil-based debris, such as sunscreen, long-lasting make-up, pollutants and your skin’s own sebum (oil). How does it happen? The oil-based debris on your skin creates a barrier that your usual cleanser simply cannot fully penetrate. The result is a dull, congested complexion. – www.dermalogica.com So, how exactly do you double cleanse? Dermalogica Double Cleanse Step 1: Use a cleansing oil A cleansing oil (or balm) is an oil-based cleanser that will remove all oil-based debris as mentioned above. My preferred cleansing oil is still Dermalogica’s PreCleanse. The very first time I used it I was completely blown away. This is how you use it: Apply a few drops to dry skin and massage it all over the face and neck. Make-up, sunscreen, oil and dirt just melt away. Take note… do not add water at this stage or the product won’t be as effective. Once this is done, add a little water and massage the now milky emulsion, all over. I then rinse with lukewarm water and it’s...

NIVEA Rich Nourishing Body Lotion Review

Dry, scaly, tight skin? I feel your pain. I have extremely dry skin and it requires a lot of love and attention. Especially in winter. NIVEA comes to the rescue again. Not that it is a surprise to most of us, hey?! NIVEA is awesome. NIVEA Rich Nourishing Body Lotion Review If you have normal skin, you can stop reading now. I can almost guarantee that you will hate this lotion. It is heavy and rich. And that is exactly what my skin needs in winter. It tends to take a bit of time to fully absorb, but I don’t mind. I can feel my skin sighing with relief when I apply it. It leaves my skin feeling smooth, comfortable and nourished for the whole day. The care that this lotion provides, lasts. And that is quite a feat during the cold, dry months. If your skin needs a little extra care, NIVEA Rich Nourishing Body Lotion is for you. Want to know what makes the gorgeous lotion even better? The price! 250ml goes for R36.99, 400ml for R47.99 and a massive 625ml pump bottle goes for only R69.99. And now you know ;)...

Juliette Armand Vitality Cream Mask Review & Giveaway (CLOSED)

And the winner is… Carla VDW! Congrats! Please drop me a mail with your details. xoxo The weather is changing and I am already dreading the effect that winter is going to have on my skin. Luckily Juliette Armand comes to the rescue with their Vitality Cream Mask. I fell in love with this mask after the first application and it’s no wonder that therapists in Ireland call it the ‘magic’ mask. Juliette Armand Vitality Cream Mask This little multi-tasker is specially design to combat the very elements that cause our skin to look lack lustre and drained. Applied at night as a mask, this miracle worker sinks deeply into the skin, working its magic while you are sleeping. It contains extracts from Seaweed Spiralina with firming effects, as well as vitamins E, C and F. It provides the skin with amino acids and essential fatty acids, for the preservation of its natural moisture balance. Its silky smooth formula is deeply absorbed into the skin, and retains the delicate ingredients to keep working while you enter the land of dreams! I have great love for Juliette Armand (see HERE, HERE and HERE) and this product is another gem. Do you also want smooth, glowing skin? Of course you do. Follow the easy steps below and a Vitality Cream Mask could be on its way to you. GIVEAWAY Entry is easy. All you have to do is comment below. Extra entries for Facebook and Twitter shares  – make sure to leave a separate comment for each share telling me where you’ve shared the giveaway. Please make sure to leave your Twitter handle and/or...

I review the Beaucience Skin Renew Serum and you can win a Hamper worth R1 500! (CLOSED)

And the winner is… Belinda Lee Van Zyl! I’ll be in touch shortly. xoxo Beaucience is a local cruelty-free brand who focuses on anti-ageing skincare products for the whole body. Their aim is to minimise and delay the effects of ageing. Beaucience manufactures environmentally friendly products that contain no chemical contaminants (parabens, toxins and synthetic oils) and are lightly fragranced with essential oils. They offer a homecare range consisting of male and female anti-ageing and hydrating products, body care products and a baby range. They also offer shampoo, conditioner and a BB cream. I’m impressed. They also have a full professional range. All their products contain a botanical called Proteasyl which is derived from the pea. This anti-ageing ingredient is unique to Beaucience. I am currently trying the Skin Renew Serum and it is lovely. It contains Eco-certified Green Tea and the essential oils Neroli and Ylang Ylang to rejuvenate and balance the skin. Proteasyl TP restores and hydrates the skin. The serum has a lovely soothing effect on the skin and I can highly recommend it for sensitive skins. I have also been using it on my hands as my eczema has been flaring up causing red, inflamed and scaly patches. It has worked like a charm at calming my skin. Overall the serum has left my skin feeling soft, soothed and looking great. This serum will be a definite winner during the colder months. Retail price: R695  GIVEAWAY! Beaucience has kindly sponsored a giveaway hamper containing a Skin Renew Serum, Hydrating Cleansing Gel and a Beaucience toiletry bag made special for this giveaway. Total prize value of a whopping R1 500 (incl. delivery)....

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