“I regret not taking such good care of my skin” – said no one ever
Summer is literally around the corner and it’s time to show some skin! Here’s my top 5 beauty pick of the month. #budgetfriendly
- FOR STRECH MARKS: BIO-Oil 25ml (R89.99)
Bio-Oil is sold in over 125 countries and it’s my go-to product for scars and stretch marks. It contains PurCellin OilTM, so I also use it for dehydrated skin.
They just released their new 25ml ‘handbag’ size which all the beauty editors adore, because it’s a friendly travel size and it’s easy to pop in your beach bag to ensure a 24/7 hydrated summer glow all over your body.
- FOR HYDRATION: PAYOT (R369.00)
Inspired by 19th century Russian prima ballerina, Anna Pavlova, Payot is a cosmetic brand with an important story to tell.
Hydra24+ Baume en Masque is the answer for women prone to taught-feeling and hydration-poor skin. The hydrating mask is also essential to prevent water loss.
- FOR CELLULITE: ELANCYL SLIM DESIGN (R395.00)
Cellulite affects 9 out of 10 women which make it 100% normal to have, but there’s no reason why you can’t have smoother and firmer skin!
For over 40 years French dermo-cosmetic brand, ELANCYL, is one of the pioneers in firming body care and with their launch of Slim Design, a 3-stage revolution against cellulite, their goal is for all African women to be confident with their bodies through a healthy lifestyle and a little help from science.
I am not a believer of ‘miracle products,’ but I was given the opportunity to test the product myself and after 5 days, my husband noticed the difference first. I still have cellulite, but it’s improving weekly and I’m definitely rocking my bikini this December on the beach.
- FOR INSTANT FRESHNESS: NIVEA 3-IN-1 NIVEA MICELLAR WIPES (R62.99)
For the girl on the go! NIVEA 3-IN-1 Care Cleansing Micellar Wipes contain caring NIVEA Micellar Water and are enriched with Vitamin E.
It also acts as gentle makeup remover which is suitable for my skin which is super sensitive.
- FOR SUN PROTECTION: EUCERIN SUN-GEL CRÈME OIL CONTROL DRY TOUCH FACE SPF50+ (R214.99 for 50ml)
Research shows that exposure to UV rays can stimulate the skin cells, sending oil production into overdrive. Oily skin is also often accompanied by blemishes which make skin extremely prone to dark marks and pigmentation when exposed to the sun’s UV rays. However, many facial sunscreens can overload oily skin, leaving it feeling greasy, clogging pores and causing blemishes.
We recommend Eucerin Sun Gel-Creme Oil Control Dry Touch Face SPF50+ as it offers superior photo protection and anti-shine effect for oily and acne-prone skin.
- FOR PAMPER ON A BUDGET: MORLAGE & YORKE SOAPS (R59.00)
There’s nothing better than taking a relaxed bath after a long day at the office and pampering yourself with a luxury scented soap. Morlage & Yorke (available at @home) is available in 4 delicious scents to indulge in.
The unique floral extract and vitamin complexes are luxuriously formed to assist in nourishing the skin. –
leaving it feeling soft, smooth and delicately fragranced.
AUTHOR: Annette de Wet