Reviews: Dermalogica Ultra Calming Barrier Defense Booster, Sorbet’s waterless mani and Lush water-wise Ultrabland facial cleanser


A little while back I mentioned how much I’m enjoying Dermalogica’s new Ultra Calming Calm Water Gel and today I want to chat about another Ultra Calming newbie and that’s Barrier Defense Booster (R1 220). Essentially a hydrating oil that can be including in any skin care routine to provide a fix of hydration, Barrier […]

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Review: LJH Tea Tree 90 Essence from K-Beauty Africa (kbeauty.co.za)

Last week I chatted about Thursday Plantation tea tree cream, a cheap and cheerful multi-tasking tea tree oil-infused lotion that I mostly use for calming inflammation. Tea Tree 90 Essence (R440, K-Beauty Africa*), however, does much the same but, from a sensory point of view, it’s a zillion times more pleasant to use and its […]

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Reviews: Filorga Oxygen Peel re-oxygenating micro-peeling lotion, SIX Brightening enzyme peel and Team Dr Joseph fruit acid peel

I know the first question I’ll be asked when I hit publish is ‘what is your favourite exfoliant?’ so let’s knock that out right here. I’m big on exfoliation and am locked in a long-term love affair with Dermalogica’s microfoliant. Yes, I know. It’s super expensive and very easy to extol its wonders when you’re being given it […]

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Reviews: Sisley Instant Eclat instant glow primer, Payot My Payot Brume Eclat and Royale Afrique du Sud pomegranate peel and rose powder skin polish

When I was younger I never really appreciated facial primers. My skin pores where invisible and I didn’t have any wrinkles so any ‘smoothing’ benefits where irrelevant to me. However, now that I’m fast approaching 40 (I turn 37 in March), I’ve found a whole new respect for a beautifully-formulated primer – one that contains […]

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Reviews: Revlon Youth FX Fill + Blur forehead primer, foundation and concealer

Revlon’s launched a new collection of primers and optical-diffusing products called Youth FX and many of the products are serious gems save for the Fill + Blur Primer for face and neck (R199) which didn’t hit home for me. (I found it very thick and I struggled to spread it around.) The Fill + Blur […]

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