Does your hair feel rough and break easily? If the answer is yes then keep reading…
The scientist at L’Oréal Paris have come up with a first of it’s kind diagnosis from what it identifies as dehydrated hair.
Introducing the new haircare range from L’Oréal Paris: Hydra Hyaluronic, formulated with Hyaluronic Acid. This game changing range is the first step for tackling dehydrated hair. Formulated by our world-leading haircare scientists with hyaluronic acid for fuller, bouncier and shiner hair with no weigh down.
Before the day these landed on my beauty desk, I had only known the magical benefits of hyaluronic acid to hydrate my skin and with some research L’Oréal have now managed to merge their number 1 selling serum L’Oréal Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Acid Serum and adapt it to treat hair. The formulas will help plump the fibre of the hair for hair that looks full, bouncy, shiny and feels weightlessly hydrated for up to 72 hour. L’Oréal says, “it’s not magic, it’s science”.
I have demonstrated in the photo below on the left my hair using my normal hair products and on the right I used the L’Oréal Elvive Hydra [Hyaluronic Acid] Range and you can see my hair on the right is much more shiny, volumised, less frizzy and softer. And this is just after the second time I have used it.
The scent is also pretty amazing it is a fruit floral scent that lasts until your next wash. It’s a full range which includes a shampoo, conditioner, mask and serum. Definitely a must try and my favorite has to be the serum since it is a leave in type treatment so it is more concentrated and able to work it’s magic long after your last wash.
I’ve included a few images below of the amazing event I had the opportunity to attend. Thanks L’Oréal for having me.
Have you ever been tempted to use a wet wipe because why is toilet paper made so dry right? But then you see then then you think of how environmentally unfriendly wet wipes are. Well SATU laboratory has made all our dreams come true with their new gel wipes all it takes is 1 pump of this stuff and it will magically transform your toilet paper into an eco-friendly wet wipe!
Additionally when it comes to number two, we all know regular dry toilet paper doesn’t do the job on its own. It leaves too much grime behind and doesn’t give you that clean feeling you need to have a great day. Consider this. Which one of us would use just dry paper to clean grime from hands? But for bottom this is seen as “normal”.
The gel is hygienic but gentle on the skin it contains vitamin E for sensitive skin types and is 88% water.
I had the privilege of testing SATU Laboratory Gel Wipe, and I was instantly converted. Most people go through life accepting that toilet roll is the only toilet paper product to use however no more!
You are probably asking at this point where can I get this too??? Well I have a treat for you SATU have offered me a 20% discount code PBQ20 which can be used on www.satulaboratory.com page in checkout. Shipping is free worldwide
The Nordic heritage company, SATU Laboratory, is world-renowned for being at the top of the toilet paper gel game. Their main business goals are providing the most eco-friendly and sustainable hygiene products.
SATU combines the highest quality of ingredients. So far, it is available to buy in 9 other countries. SATU is focused on upholding environmental protection and health. This gel is approved across Europe. Additionally, it is safe for children under 3-years old in the EU.
Ever since this brand landed on SA shores 2 years ago. I have been hooked with every one of my handbags housing a burt’s bees lip balm. Refer to my previous post here where I attended the official launch.
One taste of this natural, fruity flavour, and your lips will love you with a passion. The Mango Butter Moisturizing Lip Balm nourishes and smooths for happily hydrated lips. The key ingredients are mango butter and coconut oil.
A paradise for your lips. Burt’s Bees Mango Lip Balm is made with Mango Butter, a naturally nourishing balm that smooths dry lips. Hydrate you lips with this tropical twist on moisture.
Fragrance: Since it is a mango-flavored lip balm, it smells heavenly of mango. However, the fragrance is not at all overpowering at all and fades away after 30 minutes of application.
Texture, Quality and Benefits: I really love the texture of these balms they are thick, smooth and soft. All ingredients are 100% natural and the products are all cruelty free, it provides a very smooth application in just one stroke The soft buttery texture makes it glide on smoothly without any tugging or pulling on the lips and does not feel heavy or sticky on the lips. It delivers a good level of moisture to the lips and can quickly revive dry chapped lips. The mango butter is the star ingredient which is the ingredient that provides the moisture to the lips. The packaging is a screw up stick so it’s very compact and convenient to use with no hygiene issues where you need to stick your finger in a tub. The only thing which can be a con is the fact that there is no SPF but otherwise I can’t fault this product it is one of the products I consider to be a handbag essential.
Priced from R 75. Available from Dischem and Takealot
Ladies get ready to wear designer as I have some exciting news for you! David Tlale a very popular fashion icon on in South Africa has just collaborated with Avon to release and sell 4 iconic key fashion pieces at affordable prices and true to David Tlale quality and african colour and design. Sure to lift and compliment any outfit.
If you have not heard of David Tlale before a brief intro: David Tlale often referred to as the King of Fashion, and South Africa’s Karl Lagerfeld. Renowned for his bold designs, showmanship and penchant for drama. Tlale is a household name in South Africa. In little over 10 years, the talented couturier has gone from a young student — who admittedly didn’t know the first thing about sewing — to one of Africa’s greatest fashion designers. I will let the man speak for himself below:
Discerning Avon customers who have always yearned to adorn themselves with the most coveted designs by David Tlale are in for a treat following the announcement that the world’s fourth biggest beauty company will collaborate with the internationally-acclaimed couturier to launch a selection of items for the fashion-savvy customers.
The announcement of this ground-breaking collaboration was made to the media and celebrities in the fashion industry at a glittering ceremony held in Johannesburg.
The partnership between Avon and Tlale is the first collaboration of its kind at Avon and in the direct selling business in South Africa. In terms of the partnership, Avon customers will for the first time get an opportunity to directly purchase these sought-after accessories from their Avon Beauty Entrepreneurs or from any of the company’s digital platforms, including the Avon ON app and the Avon Store.
“Avon has a proud and illustrious history of being a company for women that has continuously used the power of beauty to change people’s lives. This partnership with an internationally renowned fashion icon gives us an opportunity to reaffirm our drive to democratize beauty for millions of our customers and to contribute meaningfully to the empowerment of our Beauty Entrepreneurs and the female economy. We are looking forward to continuing to harness our expansive footprint and the power of our brand to make a positive difference in the lives of those we touch,” says Mafahle Mareletse, Managing Director of Avon Justine South Africa.
The items that will be available for purchase in the inaugural collection include a scarf, a tote bag, a sling bag and a pair of sunglasses. Avon’s digital and e-commerce platforms have been enhanced to offer a seamless and pleasant customer experience. By using a digital solution known as Direct Deliveries, customers who opt to purchase online will receive their orders directly from Avon. This platform is available at http://www.avon.co.za
“This pioneering partnership is a trailblazer in Avon South Africa and it represents our ongoing efforts to offer our customers cutting-edge products that meet and exceed their expectations. Through this partnership, we are bridging the fashion divide by facilitating access to a range of chic and trendy accessories that our consumers would not ordinarily have access to. This collaboration with the beloved fashion icon gives us an opportunity to support homegrown talent and also gives expression to our quest to provide premium products to our customers without breaking the bank,” adds Mareletse.
“As a fashion house, the David Tlale brand has always sought to break the mold and associate themselves with institutions that have served as benchmarks in the fashion industry. Our partnership with Avon mirrors our aspirations of taking our brand to the next level by leveraging the ubiquity of the Avon brand and the desirability of our offerings. Avon Justine has a single-minded purpose of empowering women, and it is these values that attracted me to join forces with the company. This is a win-win partnership in which our broader base of customers will ultimately benefit,” says Tlale.
The Avon – David Tlale inaugural collection will be available for direct purchase from March 2020.
The pricing for the collection will be officially accessible to customers and Avon Beauty Entrepreneurs through the Avon brochure and digital platforms.
“We are excited to be partnering with Tlale on this venture and we are looking forward to a new chapter where we will provide our customers unmatched and bespoke offerings that are in line with our brand promise of Stand4Her. At Avon, we are unwavering in our quest to empower our Beauty Entrepreneurs and continuously explore ways of enhancing their earning opportunity. We believe that we will meaningfully augment their ability to bolster their revenue – generating capacity by giving them the opportunity to tap into the fashion-conscious and aspirational youth market,” Mareletse concludes.
This exclusive collection is available to purchase online at http://www.avon.co.za, or through a local Avon Representative from the 01 March. Early access and orders can be done at www.avon.co.za/davidtlale to also get your order delivered for free.
Top feminine hygiene brand gets pHenomenal facelift!
Being a woman in the new millennium is no small feat, and South Africa’s No.1 feminine hygiene brand¹ gets it. For years, GynaGuard has given women the confidence to be the pHenomenal women that they are, with their comprehensive range of pH balancing intimate products.
The GynaGuard brand, marketed by Adcock Ingram Healthcare (Pty) Ltd., is undergoing a revitalisation to stay relevant – in true trendsetter style! This includes a fresh new look for the logo, website and all packaging. The GynaGuard pHenomenal Women marketing campaign will focus on educating women regarding the importance of feminine hygiene, as well as dispelling the myths and taboos around this topic.
Considerable thought has gone into the ‘new’ GynaGuard, and the brand communication sends out a strong message to all women of all ages and from all walks of life: “We get what it means to be a woman. We get you. Make GynaGuard a part of your self-care routine. Reintroduce balance with our pH balanced intimate products.”
GynaGuard products are now categorised into three ranges for ease of use: the Comfort Range is your gentle, go-to range for everyday feminine hygiene. It consists of the Essential Intimate Wash, Intimate Cleansing pH Bar, Intimate Comfort Gel and Foam Bath (Fragrance-Free and Lightly Fragranced variants). The Control Range focuses on restoring pH balance and soothing discomfort and irritations, and includes Ultimate Intimate Wash and Vaginal Capsules. The Intimate Range comprises Lubricating Moisturising Gel, specially formulated to enhance natural lubrication, soothe irritation and relieve dryness.
Research has seen the Ultimate Intimate Wash reformulated – now enhanced with a pre- and probiotic formulation for optimal control of pH balance. GynaGuard Essential Intimate Wash and the two Foam Bath products (Fragrance-Free and Lightly Fragranced) now also contain probiotics to help restore healthy vaginal flora.
“Having mastered feminine hygiene, the Adcock Ingram GynaGuard team believes it’s within each and every woman’s reach to be pHenomenal all day, every day,” Garth Maart, Brand Manager: Personal Care, Adcock Ingram says. “It’s all about celebrating femininity and imparting confidence to South African women of all ages, and from all walks of life!”
Weather can be deceiving, but sunny or chilly, rainy or overcast, the sun is always sending harmful Ultra Violet (UV) rays to the earth.,, There are two types of UV rays: the UVB rays are responsible for the redness of skin, burning, skin damage, skin spots and ultimately skin cancer.2 UVA rays can damage cell structure and cause ageing, and increase risk of cancer specifically malignant melanoma (a serious form of skin cancer).2
At least 80% of sun-induced skin damage occurs before the age of 18, and only manifests later in life2. It is therefore particularly important that children’s skins are protected with sunscreen throughout the year1.
While people with a fair skin tone (blonde/red hair; light skin; freckles; green/blue eyes) are more at risk for sunburn and skin damage, people of all ethnic groups are at risk of getting skin cancer. Quality sunscreens are a must for all South Africans, young and old, all year round.1
In the interests of ensuring that your family uses effective sunscreen offering adequate protection, opt for sunscreen endorsed by The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA).2 Look for the CANSA Seal of Recognition (CSOR) on your sun protection products. This seal ensures that the brand has complied with strict criteria developed by CANSA in the interest of a SunSmart South Africa.2
It is best to use a sunscreen that has a sun protection factor of a minimum of 20 and not higher than 502, and broad-spectrum protection against harmful UVA & UVB rays, preventing premature ageing and lowering your risk of skin cancer.2,3
Island Tribe sunscreens are designed to give the user effective protection against both UVA and UVB rays. With a range of products to choose from, users are sure to find the Island Tribe product that’s right for them … one that has been tested by dermatologists, and bears the CANSA seal of recognition.
Mentholatum SA, a health & wellness company and providers of non-prescription pharmaceutical, healthcare and cosmetics products to consumers, has announced the launch of its 2019 Face of OXY competition.
Held annually, since its launch in 2015, the search is on for two winners (one male and one female) to be crowned this year’s Face of OXY.
“This competition has become an important part of our annual calendar,” says Tarrin Brewin, Head of Marketing, OXY SA. “It’s a great opportunity to connect with and hear directly from consumers, finding out more about them and what they consider important. And it’s a whole lot of fun, with cash prizes and hampers up for grabs and the chance for our winners to raise their own profile across social media.”
Open to all South African citizens, older than 18 years of age and running until midnight 31 July, entrants are requested to post a video on the OXY Facebook page explaining exactly what gives them confidence in their everyday life.
“OXY is focused on helping consumers regain their confidence,” explains Brewin. “One of the biggest impacts that acne or bad skin can have on a person, is a drop in self-confidence. Our goal is to assist by offering consumers a solution to problem skin thereby helping them to regain their confidence, key to living one’s best life.”
Six finalists will be announced on the OXY Facebook page by 7 August, allowing the OXY Facebook page community and public one week to vote for their favourite girl or guy on the voting platform provided. Voting will close on 14 August, with winners announced no later than Monday, 19 August.
I’m really glad that OXY has followed suit of other skin care brands and released a charcoal 3 in 1 facial product. The benefits are charcoal on the skin is truly a miracle. Here are some to name a few: Charcoals help in removing the dirt, from the pores and give your skin a thorough cleansing. These masks also control the oil secretion in your skin, making it perfect for skin prone to blackheads and acne. Activated charcoal draws bacteria, toxins, dirt and oil from the skin. After the first wash my skin felt more clean and soft.
Ideal for those with problem and oily skin, OXY CHARCOAL 3 in 1 can be used as a wash, a scrub and a mask.
“Activated charcoal is a wonder ingredient,” says Dr Mathobela, a leading specialist dermatologist and OXY’s resident skincare expert. “It draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of one’s skin, helping to achieve a flawless complexion while fighting acne.” The charcoal is not metabolised, adsorbed or absorbed by the body.
Rich in natural moisturisers and other extracts, OXY CHARCOAL 3 in 1 ensures the skin is left soft and smooth, clean and healthy.
Biodegradable metabeads for gentle, yet effective, exfoliation of the skin leaving it with a far smoother appearance.
A combination of almond and olive oil act as moisturising agents, helping to effectively moisturise the skin.
Charcoal helps to unclog the pores and detox the skin, leaving skin looking clearer and more purified thereby enhancing skin tone.
At an inclusion rate of 15%, Kaolin reduces excess sebum and skin breakouts by absorbing excess oil and helping to unclog pores.
Salicylic Acid acts to remove all excess sebum and eliminate impurities.
“Our skin is our largest organ, maintaining overall hydration and serving as our primary defence against the environment. A proper daily skincare routine can help to preserve this important protective layer,” says Tarrin Brewin, Head of Marketing, OXY SA. “The OXY CHARCOAL 3 in 1 provides our customers with an easy to use, all in one, complete beauty routine allowing for cleansed and healthy skin.
As a cleanser; wet face, applying gently all over and then rinsing off. As a scrub; wet face, applying gently all over, massaging in circular motions over key areas such as the forehead and nose thereafter rinsing off with warm water. As a mask; wet face, applying a layer evenly over the entire face, leaving for three minutes before rinsing.
OXY has been around for generations, a global brand with formulations that have been tried and tested. “Skincare is as important to us as it is to our customers. We are therefore continuously looking at new and innovative products to assist in keeping skin clear and healthy and are dedicated to providing effective solutions that not only satisfy but exceed our customers’ expectations, says Brewin.
The newly launched OXY CHARCOAL 3 in 1 is available from all leading outlets nationwide at a recommended Retail Sale Price (RSP) of R 64.95.
Tinkies, much loved by tweens, launches Half&Half with an exciting campaign
Tweens. “They’re a generation of digital natives who have never known a world without the Internet or social media.” This is how Aaron Paquette writing in the The Marketing Insider October 2018, describes them.
“Tweens want to be anything but the age they are and are always looking toward the future. They are ambitious, opinionated, influential and they know more about technology than their parents ever will.” (Tinkies’ own research).”
“Think of categories beyond fashion and beauty,” says Paquette. “These are the most natural fits, but tweens still need to eat breakfast cereal, shop for school supplies, and use mobile devices to post new content.”
“All these categories are logical for tween influencer campaigns. If it’s a category where kids, tweens and teens have purchasing power, it’s a category that can be represented by a tween tastemaker.”
But never has there been a ‘tastemaker’ quite like new Tinkies Half&Half bringing new tastes and flavour explosions to the single serve snack market.
“New Tinkies Half&Half is a mega mash-up, combining taste favourites to create flavour combinations in a whole new offering,” says Michaela Murning, Tiger Brands Marketing Director.
“A mash` up is a term borrowed from the music industry and describes a blend of two or more songs, combining vocals with instrumentals to get a whole new song.”
Tinkies Half&Half is available in two ‘mash up’ flavour combinations: chocolate/vanilla and strawberry/vanilla and shoppers will see the launch campaign with sampling in supermarkets from May 2019.
Staying close to the mash-up origins, the launch will be supported by an exciting marketing campaign. In store and on social media over the next two months, competitions will run with prizes including JBL headsets and Nintendo Switches. These products have been selected as prizes as they mirror the mash-up theme also making one new product out of two existing ones.
Other instore prizes include data, airtime and Tinkies vouchers.
“Tinkies has been an anytime treat for years even appearing in lunchboxes and desserts,” says Murning. “The launch of Half&Half just reinforces the Tinkiesbrand strength with Half&Half showing versatility, striking the right note with tweens who have mega influencing power and want things to be more exciting to keep their interest.”
Tinkies will be available from R6.99 each and R39,99 for a pack of six.
Dettol EvenTone™ Aloe & Avo is a luxurious hygiene bar packed with super fruits and botanical extracts. As with all Dettol soaps they protect skin against 99.9% of germs as they are well known for their disinfectant liquids. It contains powerful germ-fighting formula but yet still is gentle enough that it is advised it can also be used on the face.
Dettol eventone™ soap contains crushed apricot shell which act as exfoliants which stimulates circulation removing dead skin cells for the J.Lo Glow. The granules are small enough that they are not too harsh on the skin. It helps wash away blemish-causing oil and dirt. The star ingredients of this bar which is an addition to the even tone family, aloe and avo both have healing and moisturising properties for the skin.
I don’t suffer from uneven skin town however I loved how
the crushed apricot shells act as a subtle daily exfoliator on my skin and the
aloe and avo left my skin feeling moisturised and soft. All while delivering
the germ killing defences of the trusted Dettol brand
Use it on your face to
leave your complexion looking even, moisturised, and clear.
The soap has a refreshing green garden type fragrance leaving the entire bathroom and body smelling amazing after using it.
The 150g bar is green in colour, has the Dettol logo engraved in it and has brown granules. The soap foams up really well and does not require much to do the job.
I definitely recommend you give this a try and have a
beautiful Dettol beauty session.