Beauty,  Body,  Make-up,  Skincare

March Favourites

It’s time for another month of favourites, and I have to say that March was a real mixed bag. 

Bioderma Photoderm Kid SPF50+ (R290)

If you’ve ever tried to put sunscreen on a child, you’ll know that it’s like trying to bath a cat; often unsuccessful and always unpleasant for all parties. 

This sunscreen from Bioerma has a genius blue tint that is visible on the skin, but disappears once rubbed in. This makes it incredibly easy to see where you’ve applied and where you haven’t, avoiding those horrible streak burn lines from where you didn’t apply (we’ve all had them, right?). It offers very high protection and doesn’t leave any residue on the skin.

Cettua Spot Clear Patches (R40)

I don’t know what I’ll do if they ever discontinue these. They are clear patches that are infused with salicylic acid and tea tree. You stick them onto pimples overnight night, and the actives work their magic to great reduce spots by the morning. They work better than any other spot treatment I’ve tried!

L’Oreal Paradise Extatic Waterproof Mascara in Black (R200)

I’m always on the hunt for great waterproof mascaras, and this one fits the bill perfectly! The brush has dense, short bristles for maximum volume and the formula stays put all day. I can’t find the waterproof version online, but you can find it at Clicks and Dischem. There is also a non-waterproof version, which I’ve linked above.

Thoclor Labs GF2 Skin Rejuvenation (R800)

Okay, there will be a full post on this at some stage because the science behind it is quite heavy. But this is bottle basically contains your body’s own healing juice – it is the most incredible product!  It has anti-bacterial, antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It reduces redness, fights acne-causing bacteria and protects the skin against free radical damage. This version is for general skin rejuvenation, but there is also a stronger version for post operative and invasive treatments. Have a look at their website for case studies.

L’Occitane Wonderful Shea Rose Hand Cream (R145)

I’ve always loved L’Occitane hand cream, but am particularly taken with this rose one. The packaging is a limited edition design from the Castelbajac Paris Christmas collection, but the formula is available in their regular packaging. It’s hydrating without being sticky and leaves the skin softer and smoother with extended use. 

Clarins Brightening Body Veil SPF20 (R515)

Ok, I know 500 bucks is ridiculous for a body cream, but this one really does help to even out skin tone. I often get readers asking how they can fight uneven skin tone on their body, and this is the only body cream I’ve tried that actually works. I’ve been using it on my arms because I have a fair amount of pigmentation on my forearms and I saw a noticeable difference within a few weeks.