NUXE addicts – so many of us – will be jumping for Spring joy this month … brand new on the beauty counters is this NUXE Reve de the Revitalising Moisturising Milk (R495) and NUXE Floral Parfum (R910). Can. Not. Wait. Available in select Woolworths, Truworths & Foschini stores.
Micellar water hits the ‘must have’ beauty button every time. This one, Sébium H20 (R254) from Bioderma (a hot fave), is perfect for combination and oily skin. Non-rinse, cleansing, soothing … triple reasons to use one. For a deeper cleanse and to unclog pores, the Sébium Exfoliating Purifying Gel (R189) is the bomb. Available at Dis-Chem.
From Team Dr Josef, TDJ Intensive Moisturising Mask (R525) … exactly what it says it is … an intensively moisturising cream mask with natural hyaluronic acid and active ingredients for softer and smoother skin. Use it once or twice a week and see the results. We also fancy the TDJ Neroli Flower Toner (R420), a revitalising and refreshing facial mist for demanding skin. When you’re hot and bothered, just gently spray over your face for a revitalising, uplifting boost. It’s lovely for mature, dry, dull skin and you can use it as often as you need to. Buy online from futurethis.co.za
The best self-care? Sleep. If you struggle, try DuoCalm Sleep Formula. With chamomile and valerian, magnesium and Vitamin B, one tab about half an hour before bedtime helps you calm down, relax and nod off. R477 from fusionlabsonline.com
Inspired by the soft, breathtaking hue of the light that hits the streets at daylight, say a warm welcome to Valentino Born in Roma Yellow Dream … there’s one for him, and one for her. In their glass prisms with an edgy, punk rockstud lids, you’ll find these new, highly desirable fragrances, priced from R1300 for her, R1840 for him, at Edgars, Foschini and Truworths.
Dry skin. Eczema. Skin irritations and inflammation. Skin Oil from Africa’s Purifying Hemp Seed Oil has a high volume of essential fatty acids that will help. It’s also good for treating fine lines and wrinkles making skin feel firmer and refreshed. This purifying oil is fragrance-free and suitable for sensitive skin. R75 from skinoilfromafrica.co.za
Deeply hydrate and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with Esse’s Hyaluronic Serum, which offers intense, targeted anti-ageing with a cruelty-free formulation. Combining the powers of probiotics, prebiotics and hyaluronic acid, it’s a rapidly absorbing serum which protects collagen and slows premature signs of ageing. R460. Esse Probiotic Serum is the signature product of the Esse Plus range, the world’s first live probiotic serum created to encourage a naturally healthy biome of anti-aging microbes on your skin. This formula includes a breathtaking 50 million live probiotics per drop … this arsenal will activate as it comes in contact with skin moisture and get to work slowing down the aging process, balancing and protecting your own natural skin functions. R1375. Both from faithful-to-nature.co.za
A fresh fragrance uniting an invigorating aquatic strength with the aromatic elegance of Cypress, inspired by raw nature of Pantelleria. If that doesn’t sound like Spring, nothing will. The remote Mediterranean island of Pantelleria, which lies between Italy and Africa, has long inspired Giorgio Armani. It is a piece of paradise on earth and offers a respite from the hurried pace of everyday life. Cyprès Pantelleria evokes the essence of the island, fusing the fresh scent of cypress trees and seafoam. It’s zesty and soothing, fresh and warm … and it’ll be on the fragrance shelves later this month. Find it for R3200, exclusively at Edgars.
When your skin’s as tired and stressed as you are, nothing works like a warm shower, a great exfoliant and a firming body lotion. We’re massive fans of the QMS range … try this QMS Active Exfoliant 5% Body Foam (R1560), which gently exfoliates and revitalises, followed by the Firming Collagen Body Lotion (R2200), a nourishing, moisturising lotion with firming complex that leaves skin feeling soft. Excellent for mature, stressed skin. Buy online from futurethis.co.za
For the most luxurious shower ever, Sothys Cherry Blossom & Lotus Escape Shower Cream is sheer bliss. R355 from select spas. Details: 021-701-2900
Little tubes of magic. From SVR – Sensifine Nutri-Baume, a daily sensitive skin treatment for the face. The balm instantly comforts, soothes and intensely moisturises dry to very dry skin. Bonus … it can also be used as a hand cream. R340 from takealot.com, skinmiles.co.za, absoluteskinco.za
Micellar water has fast become and continues to be a holy grail product among beauty gurus. This Azana Spa Coconut & Hyaluronic Acid version from The Cape Town Toiletry Company, cleans, hydrates and boosts your skin’s radiance. R85 from Dis-Chem.