07 Jan Sensual self-care: For a winter, date night in
We are in lockdown level three, and while many of us are enjoying the scent of burning pinecones in the fireplace, while sipping on a glass of merlot, and eating sushi from our local café, being at home means that some of us are not practicing as strict a skincare routine as we ought to be. Luckily for you, our beauty team has tried out a few self-care beauty treats, so that we can report back on what works.
Dermastine Creamy Cleanser
This creamy cleanser is a gentle hydrating cleansing formulation that is uniquely formulated to ensure skin comfort, as well as the gentle removal of makeup. It leaves skin feeling revitalised, hydrated and comfortable.
R222.95 From Dischem
NUXE Crème Fraîche de Beauté Cream-in-Mist
NUXE’s luxurious cream-in-mist is essential for these dry winter days. This feminine and gently scented mist is enriched with sweet almond botanical milk that keeps your moisture levels balanced. This product acts a beautiful touch-up mist that can be applied over your makeup. An added bonus is that the orange blossom scent will make for a pleasant experience.
R375 from select Woolworths, Foschini, and Truworths stores
Filorga hydra-filler pro-youth boosting moisturiser:
This intensive hydrating moisturiser is ideal for thirsty skin like mine as it provides a healthy boost of hyaluronic acid to dry skin. This French skincare brand is the ultimate thirst quencher your skin has been looking for, as its main ingredients are hyaluronic acid complex and hydraslalinol which don’t simply moisturize, they actively boost moisture levels within the skin, boost the production of skin-firming collagen and prevent moisture loss by strengthening the skin’s epidermal barrier.
SVR Sebiaclear Micro-Peel
It may be cold outside but we warmly welcome SVR’s unclogging, smoothing renewal water. This essential blend of niacinamide and salicylic acid works wonders for eliminating skin imperfections such as blackheads and spots. It’s perfect for skin experiencing a hormonal breakout, or acne-prone skin. Just apply a little with a cotton pad, after cleansing, for a fresh, instant skin detox. The result is fresh skin, that looks and feels this way. This renewal water is gentle on sensitive skin and will not make your facial skin peel. I use this product once a day (at night) and I swear by it!
L’Occitane en Provence Delicious Lip Scrub
If your lips are looking a little worse for wear at the moment, then a dark winter lipstick is not going to be the look you’re going for right now. Try this fresh, lightly fragranced, fruity exfoliator to achieve the soft, kissable, flake-free look you’re going for. This lip scrub is available in scents; marmalade kiss, and raspberry crush.
R295 fromL’Occitane en Provence
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream All-Over Miracle Oil
This miracle oil can be used on your skin or hair and will leave you feeling super hydrated. I love using it as a hair treatment as its delicious scent is a treat to smell throughout the day. Treat yourself, babe, indulge in this multi-purpose oil.
R440 from Woolworths, Edgars, and Foschini
Nivea Love Fun Times Shower Gel
Enjoy this moisturising shower gel, that will leave your skin feeling soft, and moisturised. As an added bonus, this shower gel will leave you with a refreshing pink grapefruit scent, that will linger on your skin all day long. Now you’ll be able to enjoy winter at home with bae and you’ll smell great doing it too.
R36.99 from Clicks and Dis-Chem
St Moriz Professional Fast Tanning Mousse
If this cold weather is leaving you looking a little pale, this is a great time to apply a self-tanner. Just exfoliate with your favourite, gentle scrub, tap yourself dry and then apply a St Moriz medium tan. Leave it on for 1h – 3h+ depending on how deeply bronzed you would like to appear. This is an ultra-lightweight mousse that instantly absorbs into the skin. Remember to use a tanning mitt, St Moriz sells professional mitts too, the mitt allows you to apply an even, streak-free tan and will stop you from getting orange palms post-self-tan. This is a light, non-sticky formula, that doesn’t have an overpowering self-tan scent.
St Moriz Professional Mitt R99.95 from Dis-Chem
St Moriz Professional Fast Tanning Mousse R149.95 from Dis-Chem
GynaGuard Foam Bath
Prep for your date night by enjoying a little candlelit bubble bath. This bubble bath is gentle enough to use daily and will not upset your body’s natural Ph balance.
R89.95 from Clicks, Dischem and Takealot.
Batiste Rose Gold Dry Shampoo
If you’re in a rush and in-between hair washes then give this dry shampoo a go, it adds volume to your hair, makes it feel fresh and clean, and leaves your locks smelling great too.
R93.99 from Clicks
Ghd root lift spray
Now you can achieve professional level volume and root lift with ghd pick me up – root lift spray.
This product is designed to maximise heat styling for professional end results, ghd pick me up spray gives hair a boost, and leaves hair looking fuller. It is suitable for all hair types for root to tip. With a lightweight and invisible feel, this range will elevate your style for a salon-quality finish. It also contains the ghd heat protection system to create an invisible thermal layer between heat and your hair, empowering you with smooth, healthy-looking results and instant root lift.
R280 from all good hair salons
This is a salon professional hair product designed to accentuate your luscious wavy, curly and coily hair. It is free from sulphates, silicones, parabens, waxes and mineral oils? One that helps you get the most out of your curls, coils and waves, while nourishing and moisturising your hair.
Then IntrinsiCurly Me is the perfect solution to set your curls free! Locally produced with their MagiCURL formulas, the range is designed to return moisture to your hair. It enhances your natural curl pattern, without weighing it down. This salon professional range was formulated by a South African curly girl for all types of curls. Say hello to frizz-free, gorgeous, healthy and shiny hair.
From R140 from www.intrinsicurlyme.co.za
Giorgio Armani – MY WAY
No date night is complete without a gorgeous scent. This fragrance is a bright white floral fragrance that unfolds a new chapter of femininity, designed with a commitment to sustainability. This bottle is made from the use of recycled and recyclable materials and sustainably sourced ingredients to its innovative bottle refill system allowing a significant reduction of materials waste, MY WAY encapsulates the brand’s eco-conception efforts.
R1240-00 for 30ml, R1700-00 for 50ml, R2320-00 for 90ml and R3080-00 for 150ml.