AUGUST BEAUTY PICKS

Face masks are the perfect skin care treatment to help you with your skin care concerns. The right face mask can help hydrate skin, remove excess oils and help improve the appearance of your pores. They’re also an excellent way to help pull out impurities.

Recently I tried the  Skin Republic 2 Step Double Action and I was surprised to see that The brightening and radiance enhancing serum helps reduce the appearance of age spots and imperfections for a bright and even skin tone and leaving me with a soft and fresh look.

For the longest time I’ve had dry lips and always have to use a lip balm or some kind of protection so that it stops me from pulling or biting on the dry skin, which I know is quite gross. I’ve come across this intensely hydrating and replenishing Lip Moisturiser that is based on Organic Royal Jelly, Shear Butter, Mango Butter, Ginseng and Sweet Orange Essential Oil. The sweet fragrant lip serum is formulated with nourishing ingredients to penetrate and condition the delicate lip area and create a barrier to protect against seasonal elements. It offers intensive
hydration and antioxidant protection to lips, helping restore suppleness and preserve the healthy appearance of the skin. You should try it and thank me later!

If you love to have your nails done you will love the Morgan Taylor Professional Nail Lacquer. It gives you an instant salon look and glamorous feel. Morgan Taylor is globally recognized as the crème de la crème of nail color, developed by professionals for you. Their unique color palette knows no bounds, ranging from the classical to avant-garde, and from subtle to unconditionally spectacular. Experience the Morgan Taylor brand. Embrace the colors. Become a part of their world.

Batiste Dry Shampoo is a specially formulated hair refresher with a classic fragrance that helps to remove excess grease and leave your hair feeling and looking clean, fresh and full of body and texture.

Three steps to fabulous hair:
1. Shake can, hold 30 cm from dry hair and spray into roots
2. Massage through with fingertips
3. Brush hair and style as usual

A FEW OF MY BEAUTY PICKS

  1. NIVEA PERFECT & RADIANT MICELLAR 3 IN 1 CLEANSING WATER

This ‘go to’ product is a must have for make-up users and it is also very gentle.

Micellar water like Nivea Perfect & Radiant Micellar Water is a cleanser that contains micelles, these suspended surfactant molecules are hydrophilic and oleophilic meaning they attract water, oil and the dirt that comes with them which then combined with a cotton pad or wipe work to remove stubborn make-up.

You might ask what are Micelles?

Micelles are virtually invisible concentrated molecules that are both ‘water-loving’ and ‘fat-loving’. This means they can remove dirt which is water-soluble and fat-soluble because they are naturally attracted to oil and water based substances.

  1. EPIMAX Cream Emollient Moisturiser

I’ve been using the Epimax Cream Moisturiser daily for 2-3 weeks now and it has been the solution to my dry skin. It has a soft creamy texture and it is fragrance & colourant free.

It’s a pure cetomacrogol and glycerine emollient cream for all skin types and dry conditions, including eczema and psoriasis. It can be used as a soap substitute. 

Epimax® tested cream emollient moisturiser for all skin types. Hypo-allergenic, fragrance and colourant free with Cetomacrogol and glycerine 400g.

  1. LORéAL PARIS MAGIC RETOUCH

The first time I discovered LORéal Paris Magic Retouch I celebrated, since it was the end of my grey hair days.

This Instant Root Concealer Spray perfectly blends with your hair colour, offering temporary grey coverage. With quick-drying cover in seconds, it will last until you shampoo your hair again. The colour comes in Dark blonde, Light blonde, Dark brown, Brown and Black.

  1. Bio-Oil Skincare Oil

The main reason why I like Bio Oil Skincare Oil is that it has a non-greasy texture and can be used on the face and body due to the Vitamin A in the product.

Bio Oil is particularly famed for its ability to tackle scars, stretch marks, dry skin, uneven skin tone and other skin imperfections. According to the official Bio Oil website, the product is suitable for all skin types and ‘promotes healthy, radiant skin’.

Bio Oil skincare Oil helps improve the appearance of both new and old scars. It helps reduce the possibility of stretch marks forming during pregnancy. It helps improve the appearance of uneven skin tone in both light and dark skin types and smooth, tone ageing and wrinkled skin on both the face and body and helps retain moisture.

  1. Sanex Shower Gel

Of all the shower gels I’ve tried over the years Sanex Dermo Pro Hydrate Shower Cream is the best product for my dry skin concerns. As my skin mature it needs more moisture and hydration.

It offers deep moisturisation, improves your skin’s protective barrier and restores your skin’s natural ph. Sanex shower cream is a shower and bath gel that keep skin soft and healthy.

NIMUE CLEANSING GEL LITE PRODUCT REVIEW

My experience of this fabulous product is as clear as my skin!

My skin feels soft, fresh, clean and looks clearer since using the Nimue Cleansing Gel Lite! It has a soft touch to it and makes applying extremely easy. It has a non-greasy and milky texture that melts into your skin!

WHAT IS THE NIMUE CLEANSING GEL LITEhttps://nimueskin.com/

Nimue Cleansing Gel provides gentle, soothing and calming yet effective cleansing in a soap free creamy gel. It removes traces of make-up, oil secretions and impurities. The real secret to beautiful skin lies in the preparation, and deeply cleansing the face is your first step towards smooth, supple, clearly radiant skin.

If you have always struggled with cleansers having realised that your skin is too sensitive and you started reacting to products, Cleansing Gel Lite is the right solution!

A true cleansing sensation! This exceptional purifying product respects the most delicate skin types and leaves skin perfectly clean, revitalised, fresh and comfortable. Leaves skin toned, balanced and comforted with no oily residue. Skin looks healthy, fresh and luminous. It can be used as an eye make-up remover.

Nimue Cleansing Gel Lite

The Benefits:

  • Gently cleanses the skin and balances sebum production without drying the epidermis
  • Gently hydrates and moisturises
  • Soothing and antibacterial
  • Cell renewal and stimulation
  • Removes make-up and impurities
  • Offers a clean, refreshed and clear skin
  • A gentle approach to effective skin treatment

Active ingredients:

  • Vitamin A Ester (Antioxidant and Rejuvenating)
  • Vitamin E Ester (Antioxidant)
  • Polyhydroxy Acid Complex (hydration)
  • Sesame Seed extract (soothing, antiseptic)
  • Semulata Fruit extract (rejunetaion properties)
  • Lacto Complex (balances sebum production

HOW TO USE THE NIMUE CLEANSING GEL LITE:

Morning and Evening Apply a small amount to the skin and massage with wet fingertips for one minute.  Rinse thoroughly with tepid water.  Repeat if necessary.  Use a small amount on damp cotton wool to remove eye and lip makeup. Remove residue of the product.

Estimated cost R490 (140ml)

Hydralift Skin Care

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of visiting International Academy of health & skincare in Cape Town to try out one of their amazing promotions.

Having never visited the international Academy day spa before, I was very excited and anxious! They offer a wide variety of treatments including the Guinot Hydralift facial, which I had the pleasure of having for a whole hour including a head, neck and hand/foot massage!

 Candles, rose and towels in spa
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What is the Guinot Hydralift Facial?

The Guinot hydra lift facial is a 55 minute mechanical facial that lifts the features & recontours the shape of the face by stimulating the facial muscles. This unique and major innovation enables fast and deep penetration of ionized treatment ingredients, resulting in exceptional effectiveness. It is a complete facial treatment using galvanic and high frequency currents.

TREATMENT

  • The facial begins with a deep cleansing of the skin
  • The drainage aides in removal of toxins from the muscle to brighten the skin
  • Stimulation plumps up the small muscles of the face that flattens with age, for a younger looking skin – it’s like a workout for the face.
  • The Relaxing massage softens the facial features and rejuvenates the skin.
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BENEFITS

  • Minimize fine lines and wrinkles
  • Increase radiance
  • Lifts and rejuvenates the skin

If you go for regular treatments, I’m told that the results can be permanent! So the therapist recommended that I do the treatments once a month, and here I already feel and see the difference!

Feel free to contact the http://internationalacademy.co.za/page/contact/ and I’m positive that you’ll get a great deal with this facial treatment! My promise to you… It’s amazing and you’ll love it!