My hubby and I just came back from a wonderful overseas holiday where we celebrated our ten year anniversary. It was an experience of culture, wining and dining. Although the experience was worth it, I came back with a few extra kilos and some rather unhappy skin. Unhealthy eating and many hours on an aeroplane had taken its toll, and while its been hard to get back into healthy ways, I used a few fantastic products that helped soothe and brighten my dull, irritated skin. Here are the five beauty products that helped save my jet lagged skin:
PRODUCT #1: SKIN CREAMERY SKIN TONIC
This product is not a typical toner or a skin oil, it’s a 2-in-1 tonic that refreshes and treats the skin leaving it instantly soft and supple.
The Skin Creamery Skin Tonic is a product for all skin types with two phases – an oil phase and a water phase – which one gently shakes to blend together before applying with a cotton pad. I use Skin Creamery Skin Tonic after cleansing, and let the organic malachite, rose, baobab and frankincense work their magic.
I love how this product helps calm my skin while wiping away debris. I follow the application of Skin Creamery Skin Tonic with a moisturiser. Oily skins may not need additional moisture.
Skin Creamery Skin Tonic, 100ml, R495 BUY
PRODUCT #2: ESSE PROBIOTIC SERUM
We’re constantly recommending this wonderful local, organic serum. It is packed full of live probiotics that help calm, brighten and moisturise the skin, and was recently nominated for a string of awards in Europe. If you have dry and distressed skin, like me, Esse Probiotic Serum gives your skin the love it needs.
The product is the world’s first live Probiotic Serum created to encourage a naturally healthy biome of anti-aging microbes on your skin. Just like your gut needs probiotics so too does your skin. The Esse Probiotic Serum has 50 million live probiotics per drop in a ground-breaking formula. The probiotics help slow down the aging process, balancing and protecting the skin.
It is a rich product that can be used on dry skin morning and night or, for more oily skin, at night only. Read our full review of this amazing product here.
This product is pricey but SO worth it. If you buy one product this winter, make it this one. It makes a huge difference to the balance of my skin.
Esse Probiotic Serum, 30ml, R1250 BUY
PRODUCT #3: LULU & MARULA NOURISHING MASK AND POLISH
After being in and out of airconed airport and planes, my skin felt flakey in some areas. I knew exactly which mask to call on.
Lulu & Marula is a fantastic South African product, made with only natural ingredients. The Nourishing Mask And Polish, for normal to dry skin, comes in a pinkish powder which one mixes with a little water. Leave it on for a few minutes while it hardens, then remove with some warm water while gently massaging. The dual-action purifying and exfoliating effect will leave your skin incredibly smooth. If you have oily skin, perhaps consider the Lulu & Marula Purifying Clay Mask & Polish. The product is vegan and completely natural.
See our post, with a full review of this product, here.
Lulu & Marula Nourishing Mask and Polish, 100ml, R360 BUY
PRODUCT #4: KLAIRS FRESHLY JUICED VITAMIN DROP
This multi awarding winning K-beauty product energizes and rejuvenates your skin with the power of Vitamin C. It helped brighten my jet lagged skin in a matter of days. The Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop contains key ingredients directly from nature and concentrated pure Vitamin C. It’s an innovative solution, that is non-irritating although it does warm and tingle a little on application. This tells me it works!
The Klairs motto is “Simple but Enough” and their products contain no colorants, alcohol, parabens or artificial fragrance.
Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop is best used at night or under sunscreen as it can cause sun sensitivity.
Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin Drop, 35ml, R555 BUY
PRODUCT #5: ESSE EYE CONTOUR CREAM
This product is another from Esse’s award-winning, premium Esse Plus range. A natural and organic treatment combining botanicals and anti-aging probiotics to address the fragile area around the eyes. Bellis extract reduces my dark circles. Albizia and Darutoside extracts strengthen the skin around the eye. Esse Plus uses cutting edge natural science to slow the aging process and improve the skin’s resilience. A powerful all-in-one, natural treatment for crows feet, fine lines and puffiness.
This is a rich cream that intensely moisturises around the eye. I prefer using this eye cream at night.
Esse Eye Contour Cream, 15ml, R1300 BUY
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