Thursday, July 23, 2020

Current Skincare Favourites (Major Winter Tip, Apply Your Moisturiser TWICE!)

Soweto, South Africa
The other day I was having a chat with my sister who has oily skin and never experiences dryness
during winter and I told her that when I apply my face cream remains dry and 
 my sister was like who said you can 
only apply a face moisturizer once (AHA) plus these days I'm applying make-up on the daily 
so applying moisturizer when my face feels dry has really leveled-up my skincare game. 

In the next 5 years I would like for my skin to still look like skin.
Treating your face with harsh chemicals is great but something with-in me tells me that this
trend will not end nice. Case and study (your old aunt with major hyper pigmentation but was a 
yellow bone in her youth, I will say when using a new face product proceed with caution 
and research research research) 



Claim: This deep cleansing, delicately fragranced foaming face wash is enriched with
Bio-Active Rooibos extract. It gently cleans away make-up and surface impurities
without disturbing the skin's natural pH levels. 

Thoughts: Other than than saying deep cleansing, I sometimes think that they should have said
gentle cleansing with a deep cleaning effect because that is how the product feels like
to me when I use it. One squirt has enough "soap" to cover the whole face and neck area
and I am not complaining about the price.

African Extracts Rooibos Deep cleansing Facial Wash - R61.99


Claim: ANEW Essential Vitamin C serum delivers pure and potent stabilised Vitamin C 
that stays active from the first to the last drop.
Potent 10% stabilised pure Vitamin C formula
Absorbs immediately
Non-greasy and non-sticky
Lightweight texture
Suitable for all types and skin tones
Clinically tested
Allergy tested
Dermatologist tested 

Thoughts: The thing with the claims of this serum is that they don't say it will sting for the first 
two weeks while cleaning out any imperfections, don't stress when you feel like your skin is peeling 
as that is how the product works and after that your skin will look great because that 
is exactly how the product performs and it has been a while since I experienced such great effects 
when it comes to skincare. 

retail R319 currently sells for R299 on the AVON site


Claims:  Q10 Multi-action Youth Oil Booster with 100% skin identical Q10 and organic argan oil
 Deeply nourishes and regenerates
 Specially formulated for dry to very dry skin
 Customizable to your needs according to your daily skin needs
 Non-greasy for a wonderful skin feeling without leaving any film behind
 Works in perfect harmony with your skin and naturally fights the aging process

Thoughts: NIVEA was not playing with that non-greasy part which makes the Youth Booster such a great oil because you can apply make-up with it unlike most oils which
you need to use at night because during the day they are a no no. This one is formulated 
for dry to very dry skin however I think dry to normal-combination
can also get away with using this one.


Medium-weight moisturizer to balance combination/dry skin.
Claims: Deep-moisturising Lecithin and Aloe Gel nourish while extracts of Mallow, Cucumber and Arbica soothe and hydrate the skin, helping to restore suppleness and tone. 
Antioxidant Grape Seed Extract plus
Vitamins C and E help shield skin from environmental assaults. 

Thoughts: You can actually smell the cucumber a bit because when applied it gives
 you that cooling sensation which I love even though it is winter and all. 
For me it is one of the best moisturizers for dry skin I have applied 
in a long time even though at times I would need to apply it twice because
 my face gets really dry in winter. 
Is it worth the splurge? YES!



Claims: Anti-itching reflex for immediate relief.
Soothes itching sensations in 60 seconds for 6 hours of efficacy*
Reduces the urge to scratch and provides immediate comfort
Provides an immediate sensation of freshness
Very good tolerance - Non-comedogenic - Ultra-lightweight texture - Unfragranced - 
Ultra-fast 360° application in one easy step - Does not stain clothes

Limits the aggravation of skin dryness, right from birth
Strengthens and protects the skin
Very good tolerance - Extra-comfortable texture - Quick absorption - Light fragrance
Compliant with very dry to potentially atopic (eczema-prone) sensitive skin

Thoughts: I don't know what happened to my skin but 3rd week June I had the worst
breakout ever turns out it was eczema cause by the very cold weather we had this year, I also
think the stress that comes with the lockdown and extra loadshedding has also added to it because 
I'm stressing but that's a topic for another day. 
This spray came to the rescue at the right time (would include pictures but I'm embarrassed because
I never experienced such "bad skin" will do it later in the year though as I'm still processing). 
My face felt dry and became very very very itchy like it was about to crack the Atoderm range really came through as it gave immediate relief when I say immediate relief I mean the itch subsided. 

BUT only use the spray indoors
or at night because it gives off this cast as if your skin is on the extremely oily side and with me 
because I had heightened eczema then the oiliness is patched in sections
 (what I mean here is in certain areas would I be oily greasy and other
sections would be normal). 

BIODERMA Atoderm SOS Spray - 50ml - 200ml (R160.95 - R320.95)

So everyone has every different skin and finding out what works 
for you is totally important but skincare is a journey and have 
fun don't stress but be picky and gentle to your skin. 

See you soon.



*some products featured today are PR samples 

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