October Skin Essentials

With the start of a new month, maybe it is time to try some new skin essentials? Here are a few skin care products I have been testing over the past month and my thoughts on them. Some are new launches and others have been around for awhile.

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Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Masque – R590 (available at spas and salons)

This refreshing masque moisturisers and smooths dry and stressed skin. Hyaluric acid and Lycopene-rich tomato seed lipids help restore the skins moisture levels, provides hydration and improved elasticity. The clear gel masque is formuled without artificial fragrances and colours.

My thoughts:  After applying the clear gel masque I could immediately feel it being absorbed into my skin. Onced removed my skin felt smooth and hydrated with a beautiful radiance. I use the masque after exfoliating in order for the product to absorb deeper and easier into the skin.

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Nip+Fab Glycolic Fix Pads – pot of 60 pads R264.99 (exclusive to Clicks)

Each radiance boosting pad soaked in 2,8% glycolic acid exfoliates while hydrating and soothing thanks to skin plumping hyaluronic acid and soothing Blue Daisy. Skin is retextured and resurfaced to reveal a brighter, smoother complexion.

My thoughts: These extremely user friendly wipes left my skin feeling smooth and toned while assisting with blackheads on the nose area.

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Dermaceutic Regen Ceutic Skin Recovery Cream – R535 (available at spas and salons)

The high performance ingredients found in this face cream such as peptides complex, hyaluronic acid gel and stabilised vitamin C stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. The active formula provides optimal moisturising, soothing and firming. Recommended for sensitive, dehydrated and aging skin as well as accelerating epidermal restoration post aesthetic treatments.

My thoughts: I first tried this product after a Dermaceutic Milk Peel. My skin was slightly red and sensitive, therefore I was a bit hesitant to apply a product to it. After applying, my skin immediately soaked up the cream and instantly felt soothed, and nourished. In the next two days I also had very little peeling. A big plus is the airless pump packaging and no added fragrances.

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Dermafix Mattifying Pore Minimizer – R410 per vial (available at selected skin care clinics, dermatologists or doctors)

This soufflé like formula delivers amino acids, peptides, vitamins and essential elements to visibly reduce and refine pores leaving the skin smooth. It has a mattifying effect and keeps shine-in-line by controlling excessive sebum secretion.

My thoughts: I was recommended to use this product on my nose and chin area (where I am prone to blackheads) after having a Dermafix facial. After a few weeks I noticed a decrease in blackheads and my pores appeared more refined. A slight stinging did occur, which I was told might happen, but went away as soon as the product was removed. A little goes a long way!

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LCN Super Soft Foot Balm, 7 Wild Herbs – R490  (available at spas and salons)

This fast absorbing foot balm contains 7 wild herbs (lemon melissa, stinging nettle, sage, rosemary, truehops, field horsetail and camomile) to treat dry and callused areas. The easy to use balm moisturises and softens feet.

My thoughts: I used the balm before going to bed. I don’t have any calluses, therefore can’t comment on that. However it treated the dry areas of my feet leaving them feeling moisturised and soft in the morning.

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