10 products your skin will love you for

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Budget

Nuxe Ultra Nourishing Lip Balm, R195 at Woolworths and Truworths. 

A true classic, this nourishing product for dry lips boasts 79% natural origins ingredients and makes for the perfect travel companion, especially when flying.


Avené SPF 50 Emulsion, 50ml, R215 at Dis-Chem. 

I love fragrance-free pharmacy brands. This high SPF emulsion is for hypersensitive skin, light and very fair skin.

Cetaphil Cleansing Cloths, R138.97, at Dis-Chem. 

Works like a face wipe and is ideal for sensitive skin.

La Roche-Posay Rosaliac AR Intense, R299 at Dis-Chem or Dermastore.co.za.

This soft serum helps to soothe and reduce redness on the skin. The entire Rosaliac range helps to limit the development of redness caused by red flushes, erythrosis, blotchiness and rosacea.

Investment - a little goes a long way

Sensai Cellular Performance Extra Intensive Eye Cream, R2660. 

This one is expensive but I've been using it for a month it's made a big difference. It revitalises, firms up and smooths out the eye area. Plus, it will last you forever as you only use a tiny amount at a time.

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Optiphi Intense HA Serum, R1205.

So, I went to Jozi for a week recently and usually this would mean dehydration-station for my skin. Yet, I tried this intense hyaluronic acid version for the first time and came back to Cape Town with visibly more hydrated skin. More hydrated! I even recently went under a skin scope/woods lamp - it shows you all the horrible things happening on your face, like pigmentation, dehydration, and so on -  and it my face showed an over-all well-hydrated state. Make hyaluronic acid your bestie.

Kiehl's Pure Vitality Skin Renewing Cream, 50ml for R 895.

"The new moisturiser from Kiehl’s contains red ginsing root and Manuka honey, and the jar promises visible renewal for smoother texture and healthy radiance. I have been searching for a moisturiser that is rich enough for my dry skin and I have finally met my match.

"This cream looks like something you want to eat. It has the texture of buttered honey and is thick and nourishing. So much so that I wouldn’t recommended it to people prone to breakouts or clogged pores. This is a heavy duty moisturiser that will smooth and feed even the most crêpe-like skin.

"Although it isn’t indicated for it, I have applied it to my eczema patches and it has worked a treat. I would definitely use it as a night cream though, or only during the day if you are not planning to wear base, as it doesn’t make a great foundation for makeup." - Lili Radloff

Tired eyes?

Clarins Multi-Active Eye Cream, R495. 

Stressed and sleeping way too little? This deliciously soft and fresh formula will really minimises fine lines and signs of fatigue.

Exfoliate the easy way

Skinderm pure exfoliating glo pad, R395 for 30, get it at Perfect 10 salons. 

Good for easy exfoliation to remove dry, dull, lacklustre skin cells. You glide two at a time over your face and neck. It contains glycolic acid (AHA) and salicylic acid (BHA) - the AHA will exfoliate the surface of your skin and the BHA reaches within your pores.

Spoil your skin with a fresh scent

Mon Guerlain, 50 ml, R1600 and 100 ml, R2400.

Angelina Jolie is the face of this perky new fragrance from Guerlain. Its fresh oriental-inspired scent is luxe, yet subtle and light for everyday wear.

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