Review: Philip Kingsley No Scent No Colour shampoo and conditioner

You know how you get those people who are all like ‘Bleh! I hate lip gloss/lipstick/foundation with a scent!’ Well, I’m not one of those people. I actually almost feel a little cheated if I whip open a zexy new gloss and it doesn’t boast some kind of yummilicious fragrance. And a flavour’s even better. Also, things that have fragrance have never really bothered my skin. I’m not the sensitive type.

Still,  there are loads of people who don’t appreciate anything extra added to their products, be it due to allergies or just a preference and if that’s you you’re going to want to know about Philip Kingsley’s No Scent No Colour sham and con. The name’s pretty self explanatory – it’s going to wash and condition your hair and you’re not going to walk about smelling like an Amazonian rain forest – just clean.

Philip Kingsley No Scent No Colour shampoo and conditioner

Philip Kingsley No Scent No Colour shampoo and conditioner

The backstory here is that when trichologist* Philip’s wife was diagnosed with cancer, he became more aware of the lack of ultra mild products on the shelf so he whipped up paraben-free No Scent No Colour to gentle cleanse without the foaming agent sodium lauryl sulphate. Instead, it uses tea lauryl sulphate that still lathers, but doesn’t produce a lot of foam.

I’ve used the duo twice now and really liked how it cleansed in a way that left my hair feeling clean yet with just the right amount of hydration so that it was easy to brush while wet but still felt bouncy while dry.

At R419,95 for the shampoo and R499,95 for the conditioner (250mls each), it’s not exactly pocket-friendly, but if using incredibly gentle products free of any potential irritants is very important to you, you could consider it an investment. Also, there is a smaller size available if you’d like to try before you buy, but at R217 for 75ml, you’re getting a lot more bang for your buck if you go big.

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*That’s fancy speak for hair doc. Just so you know.

Woolworth’s JT One launches a super cute cosmetics line. Also, don’t forget about their big Beauty Festival

I’ve always liked Woolies’ super cute JT One underwear line and have actually learned quite a bit more about it as I spent much of my Sunday writing a segment about their recent launch into a luxe Australian department store, David Jones, for Top Billing. The JT One empire is also expanding locally to now serve up a small cosmetics line that includes nail polish, lip gloss and basic skin care items.

Hello, hello!

Hello, hello!

The nail polish, available in a eight fashion-forward shades with cute hashtag names like #Totes, certainly isn’t Essie quality but hey, at R29,95, who cares. You can slap on a rock solid top coat and you’re good to go.

The Glossy Boots lip gloss, however, is a regte gem.

Woolworths JT One Glossy Boots lip gloss

Woolworths JT One Glossy Boots lip gloss

I like that the formulation’s ‘thick’ enough to sit tight, but it isn’t super sticky. It’s also got a sweet, yummy scent that I’d describe as caramel apple and is decently pigmented enough to give your lips a nice wash of shiny-looking colour. No ‘hint of a tint’ that comes out looking like every other shade over here. No, sireee.

This shade's called #Cheeky.

This shade’s called #Cheeky.

Here’s an on lip shot below, applied to a nude mouth with no lip stain to act as a base.

It's now T minus 10 minutes until my sister What's Apps me to tell me I'm smiling like a dork in this photo. (Hi Mands!)

It’s now T minus 10 minutes until my sister What’s Apps me to tell me I’m ‘smiling like a dork’ in this photo. (Hi Mands!)

At R39,95 they’re a total steal which explains why they’re currently sold out online (if you’re shopping the Cavendish store like I am).

As for the body shizzle, the packaging is super cute and should go down well with any teenage girl as well as Peter Pan peeps like me who’ll never not appreciate a good ‘purple-unicorn-with-rhinestone-eyes’ MacBook cover. The It’s A Secret fruity 2-in-1 wash & scrub (R59,95) is supposed to smell like iced sugar and fruits but my nose just gets apples. While it’s touted as a scrub the micro beads aren’t in a concentration that’ll actually do anything so view this as a simple, clean-smelling ‘nice price’ shower gel and you won’t be disappointed.

Then there’s The Best Things In Life Are Free Friends flowery body butter, R69,95.

Is it fro-yo or body lotion? That is the question.

It looks like fro-yo, but if you eat it you might DIE. That’s just a heads up for the not so clever.

A glycerine and Shea butter-based medium weight gel-creme textured body cream, it’s got a very delicate fruity-floral scent disappears soon after application and contains microfine pearly-looking shimmer particles. (Don’t worry, fellow over 30s – these are visible in the tub, but almost imperceptible on your skin. You won’t be channeling Miley at a music festival.)

See? It's a glimmer more than a shimmer (thank God!)

See? It’s a glimmer more than a shimmer (thank God!)

I liked that this absorbed fast and while the packaging is super cute just make sure it remains upright because if you get product trapped in the rather deep through of the lid’s rim, it’ll ooze out every time you screw it closed. An OCD-person’s nightmare but nothing a good wipe out with cotton pads couldn’t resolve.

Like I said, don't eat this. You will DIE.

Just a little granola and a squeeze of honey and you’re good to go… if you want to DIE*.

Potentially murderous body products for the not so bright aside, you do know Woolies’ Beauty Festival’s still on, right? You can shop it over here. It runs until 4 October so there’s still time left to abuse their online exclusive gift with purchases and ‘buy two, get 20% off’ special if you’re a Woolies card holder.

Love, love


*Do you think Woolies will get my sense of humour?

Say hello to the next evolution in styling – the all new ghd platinum

If you’re a big ghd fan (i.e. a woman with hair), you’ll know the eclipse used to be the brand’s big kahuna. A styler so fierce, it could flatten pretty much anything. Now, however, it’s being discontinued in favour of a new super styler called the platinum (R2 899) that’s available in key salons as well as for pre-order online as I type before going into all ghd doors come the first week of October.

Hello girls!

Hello girls…


I know you want me!

…I know you want me!

So, what makes the platinum the most lustable styler on the block? Well, the biggest advancement is a ‘wishbone’ hinge that keeps plates perfectly aligned while allowing your hair to freely glide between them with zero worry of ever getting caught in the round hinge of other models.



Like the eclipse, the platinum also makes use of tri-zone technology – three sensors in each plate that ensures the optimum temperature is maintained evenly across each one, making it a real ‘one stroke wonder’. In fact, according to ghd, this can reduce hair breakage by 50-percent and increase your hair’s shine factor by up to 20-percent! (They have studies to back this up that relates to their styler which operates at a constant heat setting of 180 vs another that’s 230.)

There's no more switch to slide up. Pressing that button makes it glow.

You’ll see there’s no more switch to slide up. Pressing that button causes it to glow while the styler emits an expensive-sounding chime to indicate that it’s on. 

While it’s heating up, the button glows off and on. Once it’s fully heated, it chimes once more and the button’s light remains on. To turn it off, press the button again and hold it for a second. You can then put it to bed with a special little kappie that’s not going to melt ‘cos it’s made of silicone.

Thanks mom! What?! No kiss good night?!

Thanks mom! What?! No kiss good night?!

I attended the launch the other day held at a very mooi mansion huis in Camps Bay. (I’ve yet to determine whether the owner is of marriageable age and looking for love with a fun-loving blonde who makes a killer good spanakopita, but I’m working on it mostly by stalking.)

Views for days.

Views for days.


100% natural (and possibly organic) anti-stress medication.

My anti-stress medication.


Styling stations a go!

Styling stations in action.

I had the pleasure of getting my hair ‘did with the platinum. It did a fantastic job of creating shiny-looking waves in a flash.



Do we love?!


Shamefully, I still can’t create curls with a flat iron myself, but learning how is on my bucket list, sandwiched between ‘stop eating pizza in bed, you pathetic human being’ and ‘Kidnap Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and force him to love me’. (Don’t judge!) If you’d also like to learn and are quicker on the uptake than I am, perhaps this ghd tutorial video will sort you out:

I’ve since used it at home and love how it feels so light yet it’s crazy powerful, a lot like my MacBook Air. Much like the eclipse, its body also stays nice and cool as you work and yep, if you’re a loskop like me, always running out the door and leaving it on, you’ll be glad to know it shuts itself off after 30 minutes. This way, if you’re sharing a bank account with anyone, you can totally justify its purchase by referring to it as a literal life saver.

So, if you don’t yet own a ghd or you’re looking to upgrade, know that the platinum, which is perfect for all hair types including hard to style hair, is gently whispering your name while possibly hiding under your bed like a serial killer. (No that last bit’s a lie, I made it up. Please don’t be scared. But if it were true at least you’d die with seriously great hair and that’s basically winning at life.)

Love, love


Reviews: L’Oreal Super Liner Superstar liner, Catrice Pure Shine lip balm and Rimmel’s Lasting Finish by Kate Nude lipstick collection

L’Oreal, for the most part, have always whipped out fab eyeliners and their pocket-friendly newbie, Super Liner Superstar eye liner (R144,95), is no exception.

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L’Oreal Super Liner Superstar eye liner in Black

It claims to have a ‘corseted tip’ but I honestly have no idea what that means and I don’t care. I just love that it’s got a super fine tip that allows precision but a long, exposed body so you can lie it flat and ‘drag’ it across your lid for ease of application. Also, depending on how you position it, you can create lines that are as fine or fat as you want.

The colour’s fab too – a zexy pitch black – but do note that this baby isn’t waterproof.

Moving on! I attended Freebees PR’s media day a while back and it’s going to take me a while to get through to massive sack o’ goodies they gave me. (Or the good ones anyway. I don’t just feature whatever I’m given. Only what’s good and I think you’d want to know about. Ain’t nobody got time for pooh mascara, yo! I need something that’s going to bring dem boys to the yard. And why on earth have I started talking like Rihanna? Can we get an emergency espresso over here please?!)

Anyway, one of the gems I’ve discovered is Catrice’s Pure Shine lip balm (R89,95, Dis-Chem) which is pretty much a dupe of Clinique’s infamous chubby sticks. I really like how the colour actually shows up, but is still sheer so you can slam it on while you’re driving with a devil may care attitude to where it ends up.

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Catrice Pure Shine lip balm in SHADE.

Each shade feels hydrating on your lips, has decent staying power and a subtle sweet scent. (Lip crayons without scents and flavours bore the shizzle out of me. Do you feel the same?)

Finally, let’s talk about Rimmel’s new Lasting Finish by Kate (Moss) nude collection lippies (R89,95 each).


Each creamy-feeling shade is enriched with various plant extracts including soothing cucumber and chamomile.



From left to right: 41 (pink nude), 42 (apricot nude), 46 (olive nude), 43 (tan nude), 45 (rose nude) and 48 (dark nude).

As a super pale peep, none of these shades flatter me (hence the lack of on face shot) but if you’re big into nudes you might just meet your match.


From left to right: 41 (pink nude), 42 (apricot nude), 46 (olive nude), 43 (tan nude), 45 (rose nude) and 48 (dark nude).

For the record, it’s clear that olive nude is far more ‘apricoty’ than apricot nude and I’d have totally switched these two shade names around, but as I have it here it is correct. I’ve double checked.

See anything you like?

Love, love





Reviews: L’Oreal Brow Artist Genius Kit, Essence #mymessage fragrances and limited edition Tangle Teezer Candy Floss

L’Oreal’s new Brow Artist Genius Kit (R169,95) is one of the best drugstore brow kits I’ve come across in ages. Years maybe.

Howzit, howzit!

Howzit, howzit!

It includes a wax to shape and as well as a powder to fill in. The latter works perfectly with the wax, which is the perfect amount of waxiness, by adhering to it in a way that looks super natural. Also, they give you the right tools for the job – a double-sided wand with a spooly end and an angled brush end. (You won’t believe how many kits come without the spooly bit meaning you have to run around with a separate wand to comb. Arrrgh!)

I like that it has a mirror too.

I like that it has a mirror too.

This shade duo is called ‘Medium to Dark’ and while it looks lighter in the piccie it actually pretty dark so it doesn’t really suit me. I’d need a shade lighter than this so I’m not going to show you an ‘on face’ shot as the mismatch will do it a misjustice, but trust me, if I didn’t have ten zillion other brow products in my make-up dungeon/unicorn barn, I’d definitely be snapping this up in a lighter shade.

Moving on, if you follow me on Instagram you’ll have seen that Essence has brought out a new line of fragrances called #mymessage.

Essence #mymessage

Clearly they’re aimed at a younger market, but hey!

While they look look cheap n’ cheerful, the fragrances surprised me by not smelling that way. I mean sure, these aren’t going to stand up to your Narciso’s and Alaias, but if you’re looking for a quick spritz to roll around in your hand bag or car’s cubby hole, they’ll hit the spot.

Of all the scents, I most liked Luck (pictured in my hand up top) as it’s a fresh, clean-smelling fruity-floral that isn’t too sweet. Notes-wise, you’re looking at kiwi, apple, blackcurrant, freesia, peach blossoms, woods, vanilla and musk. It’s a real ‘spray it on and go’ kind of scent.

Last of all, say hello to a new limited edition colour to the Tangle Teezer family – Candy Floss – available as both an Original and Salon Elite model.

Candy Floss

I should probably have shot this from the side, right?

Incidentally, candy floss is exactly what my micro-fine hair looks like if I don’t brush it out before it dries which is why I’ll ensure I live and die with a Tangle Teezer  But ja. This pretty pink and white honey lamb is sure to make Barbie proud and looks rather mooi on my dresser as my room’s a zillion different shades of white.

Interestingly, this is the first time I’ve gotten to use a curved Salon Elite Tangle Teezer. (I’ve always preferred the slightly smaller Compact Styler as they’re easiest to squeeze into a clutch.) The Elite, unlike the Original, is curved so it kind of fits in on the side of your head as you brush.

Sexy curves!

Sexy curves!

It’s certainly not a reason to toss your Original in the trash and run out for the Elite as an upgrade but if you’re buying regardless it’s definitely a slight ergonomic improvement.

Love, love


Reviews: The Body Shop Spa of the World Dead Sea Salt scrub and Japanese Camellia cream


Like most people, I adore The Body Shop goodies, but their indulgent new Spa of the World collection is especially lustable. A line up of home spa goodies inspired by exotic spots like Morocco and Hawaii, its divvied into three lines the brand refers to as rituals – relax, revitalise and bliss.

I was sent a few of the goodies to play with (thanks Shell!) and while they’re all pretty awesome I’m crazy, evangelistically in love with the Dead Sea Salt Scrub (R275).

The Body Shop

The Body Shop Spa of the World Dead Sea Salt scrub

Not too many of The Body Shop’s scrubs have floated my boat in the past as a lot of them are very ‘gentle’. As I’m constantly marinating in self-tan and subsequently stripping it off, I need a scrub that’s seriously scrubby and this one fits the bill, especially so if you use it without water. (It’s in enough of an oily-feeling base that you can actually do that.) I love that a little goes a long way and afterwards, when you wash it off, you don’t feel greasy in the least (a pet hate!) but your skin has this supple-looking glow.

A look inside.

A look inside.

It’s not exactly wallet-friendly but I can’t think of a product that does a better job for less so I’ll be buying two back ups to live in my stock pile.

You can't really see it here, but trust me, this is super scrubby stuff.

You can’t really see it here, but trust me, this is super scrubby stuff.

The Japanese Camellia Cream (R320) is fantastic too.

The Body Shop Spa of the World Japanese Camellia cream

The Body Shop Spa of the World Japanese Camellia cream

It looks like it would be a thick, heavy butter but it’s not. The moment it hits your skin, its texture kind of melts and spreads around like a light-textured, cool-feeling lotion with a slightly oily feel that gives it great ‘slip’, but it still absorbs fast. Interestingly, the main ingredient in this blend (listed second after water) is illipe butter extracted from the nuts of the shorea stenoptera tree native to Malaysia where it’s been used by the natives for centuries to hydrate and treat skin problems. Exotic, right?

It looks like it would be thick and buttery, but it's super light.

Illipe butter is pretty similar to cocoa butter, but has a higher melting point which is probably what makes the cream so melty.

Fragrance-wise, the cream’s got a lovely, white floral scent that’s fresh and delicate – not heavy at all – so it’s not going to interfere with your perfume or even annoy anyone who doesn’t like white florals.

Next time you hit the mall, make sure you pop into The Body Shop to check out the line. Just know that it’s a limited one, so if you find anything you love and adore you might want to snap up several.

Love, love




Review: Exilis skin tightening facial at Skin & Body Renewal with before and after pics

So let’s talk about skin tightening! As we age, our collagen kind of loses its ‘snap’. Much like an old swimming costume with elastic fibres that are now worn out or completely eroded, your face just isn’t able to sit nice and ‘toit’ in the position it once did due to collagen and elastin that’s lost it’s stretch or completely disappeared. The scary thing is that this is something that starts to happen in your late 20s when your body’s collagen production slows down dramatically before stopping altogether.

Because of all the above, it’s important to look after the collagen you have as well as encourage your skin to make as much as you can (think of it as being a desperate quest to make as much hay as you can while the sun still shines) so you can ‘bank’ for the leaner years to come. Also, know that any collagen production-stimulating practices you undertake in your youth will always produce more if it than what you could expect as an older person. So now is the time to take a hard guns approach to anti-ageing. It’s also why I often feel saddened by piss willy drug store anti-ageing creams that contain very little of the collagen-boosters you need advise that they’re targeting women in their 40s when, honestly, you should’ve been slapping that cream on your face, and then some, in your 20s.

But ja, all that aside, let’s get to the nitty-gritty of what collagen-encourages actually are. Topically, you’re looking at things like vitamins like A (retinol) and C as well as AHAs and peptides. You can also opt for a procedure like Dermapen that uses a needle to make like ‘wounds’ in your skin. This encourages your body to ‘heal’ and by product of that is new collagen formation. Then there’s a big daddy machine like Exilis Elite.

Now first things, first, Exilis Elite is not a laser. It’s a machine that uses a radio-frequency and ultra sound technology to deliver a high form of energy deep into your skin that encourages it to tighten up while stimulating new collagen. There’s a whole hunk of ways you can use it – to tighten up jowls, improve a sagging neck… It has a body attachment too that can do all the things the facial head can but has the added bonus of being able to destroy fat cells too and I’m told this is super popular for post-pregnancy tummies.

So, now that you have an idea of what we’re talking about let me fill you in on my very own Exilis Elite experience. I was very kindly offered a course of four treatments (which is the recommended amount if you’re to see a visible difference) by Skin & Body Renewal. They’re one of the only salons in the country to own a machine which is so fancy pants and expensive that it travels between their salons in Cape Town, including Cape Quarter, Constantia, Claremont.

My first treatment was at Cape Quarter where I first saw their friendly doc who asked me a few questions, took a look at my face and gave me the ‘all clear’ to get the lower half of my face done, essentially from my lower cheek area down. As I’ve gotten older, I can see my skin is losing it’s elasticity and I’m losing the definition of my jaw. This is something I feel is a lot more obvious on my very ‘square’ face type.

My first treatment was with Cape Quarter’s lovely Dourina who’s sadly no longer with the franchise. Dourina’s seen me through i-Lipo and laser vein removal and I love that she’s not shy to crank the machines up high and indulge my special brand of ‘give my money’s worth’ sadism. While the girls at the front desk assured me an Exilis treatment wouldn’t hurt, Dourina laughed that off, flashed a wicked grin and said ‘pick a safe word’. Ah, Dourina. Still, to be clear, an Exilis facial treatment really isn’t a painful experience and I’ll get to that in a bit.

To start, my make-up was removed from the lower half of my face and a large sticky electrode pad was placed on my back. It was pretty much the large version of those little electrode things they stick on you before going under anaesthetic and it’s supposed to ‘ground’ you so you don’t get a shock during treatment.

Next, a little conductive gel was applied to my face and the machine’s head would be run across my skin using a constant circular motion. (If you were to hold it in one place it would burn you.) This was actually fabulously relaxing. Like a hot stone massage for your face! However, in order to get up to a certain high temperature that is ‘treatment phase’ you need to slowly crank up the heat, much in the way you’d slowly boil a frog. This temperature increase would happen in an arc in that it would gradually get hotter and hotter and hotter and then I’d go ‘stop!’ when I felt like it might burn and Dourina would immediately turn down the heat and we’d start again. It was important that I told her to stop just before it got to an unbearable point as she’d need a split second to turn it off and pull it away from my skin. If I’d winced and yanked my face away before she turned it off, it could either shock or burn me. For the record, this did happen once but it merely felt like being micro-zapped by a laser hair removal device and afterwards I couldn’t see any red mark. Sjoe!

After my first treatment, three more would come at various salons, spaced two weeks apart. All the therapists I encountered where divine but I did notice that some treatments varied in comfort. For example, Dourina’s was a tad ouchy (which I loved) but the two in between seldom got me to a point where I had to say ‘stop’. In all fairness though, I was tripping on flu meds for one of them so I could easily have been deep-fried and not noticed. My final treatment, however, was action packed with wincing and I adored and encouraged that. I wanted to spend as many minutes of each 20 minutes session (yep, it’s that quick!) in the ‘treatment zone’. I also noticed that certain parts of my face are much more sensitive than others – like the very outer corner of my jaw that I suspect might have something to do with the energy being closer to the bone, but this is just a suspicion.

After each treatment my skin felt the teensiest bit tender and had a nice, healthy-looking glow but both the sensation and flush would fade within the hour and I could happily skip on through my day with zero tell-tale sign I’d ‘had something done’. A real ‘lunch time treatment’ if there ever was one.

Still, I didn’t really see a difference in my skin’s ‘tightness’ and after treatment two I began to get a little nervy. This was expensive shizzle, yo! Imagine if I had to revert back to the PR and go ‘ja, I’m not too sure what to write…’ Major awkies, right?

Thankfully, by treatment three I felt like the skin on my lower face was starting to look ‘more refined’. That’s the best way I could put it. Like it’s actually texture was smoother-looking, almost the way your skin looks more polished after using a micro-exfoliant. Then, some time after treatment four I started to notice that the marionette lines on either side of my mouth had visibly reduced in a major way. I’m not sure if it’ll show up in pictures, but these lines used to be something I’d look at and go ‘I may have to fill you guys soon’ but now they don’t ‘catch my eye’ or bother me in the least.

I’m now excited to take some ‘after’ pictures soon. It’s now been one month since my final treatment but I’m supposed to wait for another two as they say it takes three months for that newly stimulated collagen to reach full bloom, if that makes sense.

As far as pictures go, the Cape Quarter branch took some very nice before ‘pictures’ of me but these were wiped out when their PC got hit by a virus. Ag nee! Luckily I’d taken my own – the ‘before’ shot the day before my first treatment and my ‘after’ shot two months after my fourth (and final) treatment. I’ve been told, however, that I should actually wait three months to see the full result of the new collagen that’s springing up in my face.


Before on the left and after on the right.

Before on the left and after on the right. 

To be perfectly honest, it’s hard to see the difference judging from these pics as my results weren’t super dramatic and didn’t really change the shape of my face. But I can definitely see a difference in regards to texture (my skin really does look smoother) and the depth of my nasolabial lines has decreased. You’ll definitely get a clearer idea if you watch my video diary below. It’ll automatically play back at a low quality so click on the cog (settings) on the bottom right hand side of the video and change the quality to 720 to see exactly what’s going on.

Keen to try Exilis for yourself? The treatment is currently offered by the Skin & Body Renewal clinics in Jozi at Fourways, Parkhurst, Morningside, Illovo and Bedfordview; in Pretoria at Brooklyn and in Cape Town at Cape Quarter, Claremont and Constantia. .

To make an appointment, visit Skin & Body Renewal online, find your nearest clinic’s number and give them a ring. You’ll also find they have a great Q&A section listed under ‘Exilis Elite‘ that might be able to answer any questions I haven’t answered. Cost-wise, you’re looking at R1 850 to R3 500 per session depending on the area treated. My lower face, for example, was R1 850 and I had the recommended four treatments so my total cost was R7 400.

A big thank you to Skin & Body Renewal for offering me a test monkey experience once more. I’m always thrilled to do anything that can help me pop a little more collagen in my bank and stave off Father Time and you guys have always been at the forefront of all the cutting edge treatments that promise to do just that.

Love, love


P.S. Feel free to ask my any questions in the comments section and I’ll do my best to answer them. One that I’m anticipating is how Exilis is different to another skin tightening treatment I’ve tried in the past which is a Near-Infrared skin tightening facial using an Alma laser at Pulse Dermatology and Laser in Tygervalley. Thing is, while Exilis uses radio-frequency, the Alma machine uses near-infrared light. From my research, many docs seem to be saying that these are two different techniques to do the same thing – tighten and encourage collagen. However, I can’t compare results are I was only offered a single Alma treatment but received a course of four (the recommended minimum amount) from Exilis so I couldn’t really see any visible results regarding the former. I kind of just left safe in the knowledge that I’d at least got some new collagen going, if not enough to make a difference. For what it’s worth, the Alma treatment didn’t hurt in the least and there was never a point where I wanted to say ‘stop’. I have no clue if this relates to ‘strength’ or ‘efficacy’, but felt it was important to mention.