The leaves on the trees may have only been starting to turn shades of red, gold, and brown in the last week. But thanks to all the rain, and wind we’ve had of late, along with the single-digit evening dips, it’s safe to say, that we may be in Autumn, but it definitely feels like we are in full-blown winter right now. This change of season means that we need to re-look our beauty regimes. As skin gets drier and tighter and cool showers are swopped out for longer, bubble baths, we need to look at long-lasting, moisturising options for our skin, and hair care solutions.
Pureology, best blonde shampoo and conditioner:
This haircare range was specially designed for damaged, coloured hair. We all know that winter has a special knack for drying out hair, so if your hair is already dry, then this may be the solution for you, as it will add some much-needed moisture back into your luscious locks. We love that this range is also sulfate-free and noticeably fortifies and repairs the hair while leaving it feeling touchably soft and smooth. It also contains a colour-preserving formula, which is great for those not-so-natural blondes, brunettes, and redheads alike.
Shampoo, 250ml: R273
Conditioner, 250ml: R302
*prices may vary between retailers. These prices were taken from https://partnershair.co.za
Davines, heart of glass range:
Intense treatment: This intense cosmetic, hair treatment was specifically designed to reinforce blondes. Especially in these cooler, dryer, months. The Biacidic bond complex and the Baobab extract it perfect for strengthening the hairs fibre, which helps to prevent breakage, for nourished hair, that is immediately brightened. I don’t know about you, but I feel like my hair needs this treatment, urgently.
Sheer glaze: This is a brightening, thermal leave-on fluid for blondes. It provides hydration, shine, and heat protection. Thanks to the patented Fortifying Botanical Shield, it gives elasticity and vigour to the hair fiber, helping to extend the duration of the blowdry.And in this weather, who doesn’t want to extend the life span of their blowdries.
Intense treatment, 150ml: R395
Sheer glaze, 150ml: R430
*prices may vary between retailers. These prices were taken from https://completehairdressingsupplies.co.za
Foreo skincare, bear:
This gorgeous skincare device is made from medical-grade silicone. It doesn’t just look great, it works wonders too! To use it, just download the FOREO For You app. Activate your Bluetooth and sync the device with the app. You can then begin to cleanse your face with an oil-free cleanser, removing makeup, oils, and impurities. Once complete and your face has been patted dry, apply a thin layer of FOREO’s conductive serum for a safe and effective treatment.
Just select your pre-set routine and micro-current intensity via the app or manually with the universal button. Then gently glide BEAR across your skin for 2 minutes across the desired areas. The device will switch off once the routine is complete. You may then continue with your regular skincare routine on top of the FOREO serum. This device is designed to be used for 2 minutes a day, once a day, at any time of the day or night. Available in fuchsia and mint
*prices may vary between retailers. These prices were taken from https://www.arcstore.co.za
PMD Pro Rose Quartz:
The PMD Clean Pro is a beautiful beauty accessory that will complement not just your beauty regime, but your vanity case too. This sturdy accessory gently breaks down dirt and oil from within the pores at 7000 vibrations per minute. All while operating at the perfect frequency to lift, firm, and tone the skin. This device is patent-pending and offers an ActiveWarmth facial massager. This allows your skincare regime to be activated by assisting with deeper absorption and effectiveness from the combination of SonicGlow and heat. The rose quartz stone consists of elements including magnesium, iron, and oxygen, aiding in reducing inflammation and tension
This PMD Clean does not only make use of SonicGlow and ActiveWarmth technologies, but it also has a Rose Quartz stone which reduces tension and inflammation. This device is ideal for over-reactive skin and is for all ages. Available in blush pink and white.
*prices may vary between retailers. These prices were taken from https://sought-after.co.za
Litchi and Titch Hydrating and anti-aging foaming cleanser:
This moisturising foam wash hydrates the skin as it clears away impurities. This rich mousse was explicitly designed to help combat the effects of aging on the skin. Reducing fine lines, assisting with skin tone and texture, and delivering deep hydration. The hero ingredients in this range sound simply sensational; jasmine, geranium, and grapefruit are all beautifully anti-aging. The Litchi & Titch products are not tested on animals, and all their products except the Beeswax-based products are vegan friendly. Their products have no chemicals, fillers, fragrance oils, or toxic ingredients in any of their skin or body care.
Price: R295 Litchi & Titch is available at their store in Franschhoek or online at https://www.litchiandtitchnaturals.com
Skin functional Sunscreen SPF50:
It may be colder, but you still need to apply sunscreen to your face daily. This month, we recommend this Skin Functional SPF. It is a lightweight, broad spectrum sunscreen with anti-aging and anti-oxidant properties. We love that it’s effective and yet doesn’t leave you with a grey or white cast on your face after use. Simply apply a liberal amount to your face, neck, and décolletage every morning. If you are using serums as part of your skincare routine. Then apply the sunscreen once the serums have been absorbed. This sunscreen is suitable for all skin types. Please note, this range is not suitable for someone with a mushroom allergy.