Neydharting Moor Body Wrap

June 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

On an early Saturday morning, I headed off to Lis Spa in Wynberg, Cape Town to experience the Neydharting Moor Body Wrap. Let me start off my saying this, do not be late. Seriously, do not be late. I left my flat in Sea Point an hour early, thinking I would still be at the spa in time for my 12pm appointment. Ha!

Instead, I was 30 minutes late after taking a train and walking 30 minutes (Google said it would be a 10 minute work. Tsk.).

Seriously. Set aside more than enough time for that trip, because you will have to hunt for the spa and you will need time in case you get lost. Rather be early than late.

Anyways, let’s talk about the Neydharting Moor Body Wrap.

The treatment was launched on  29 February 2012 at The Saxon Boutique Hotel in Johannesburg.  Neydharting Moor products are formulated from a blend of anti-aging botanicals, herbs and vitamins taken directly from the Neydharting Moor in Austria.

And it has a delicious body range, which includes a mud bath, which we will be reviewing soon.

Moor is the only beauty line in the world that uses the peat and peat water from the famous Neydharting Moor – both of which contain over 1000 naturally-sourced botanicals, herbs and nutrients.

By combining these natural botanicals with scientifically advanced peptides Moor Body Care penetrates your blood stream and helps your own immunities to fight the area of concern.

How was it?
Delicious. There’s nothing quite like taking out an hour to lie on a bed, wrapped up in mud and plastic and just… be. It’s calming – something we all desperately need in these chaotic, fast-paced times. We’re juggling so many balls, that it’s strange to give yourself license to just sit and be for a while.

My practitioner explained everything about the process, including the fact that all the ingredients are natural, which means there is very little chance of you having an allergic reaction to their products. Lovely.

While I let the black mud sink into my skin, she gave me a head massage that beat all others. It was so good, I actually dozed off. After she woke me up gently, I took a quick shower, got dressed and drank some water. (Apparently, the treatment makes you quite thirsty).

Would I recommend it? Yes. This was my first wrap – and I sure hope there will be more to come.

About Lis Spa
Lis Spa by Karen Canning also offers multiple treatments including facials, aromatherapy massages, reflexology, slimming massages, Reiki massages, manicures, pedicures, waxing (including bikinis), lash tints and more!
For more information, contact Lis Spa in Chelsea, Wynberg, Cape Town at (021) 761-0759. To find out more about the Neydharting Moor Products, go to www.moorskincare.com.

Giovanni Products

June 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

What is it?

Giovanni Cosmetics’ sent us their new 2chic Brazilian Keratin & Argan Oil Ultra-Sleek Leave-In Conditioning & Styling Mist. And we also got their 2chic Brazilian Keratin & Argan Oil Ultra-Sleek Hair and Body Super Potion.

Styling mist

2chic Brazilian Keratin & Argan Oil Ultra-Sleek Leave-In Conditioning & Styling Elixir seals the deal, protecting hair from the elements as it locks in glossy radiance. Even blow dryer and flat iron heat is no match for its powers. This penetrating 2-in-1 treatment and styling serum shields hair from the elements (even styling heat) then locks in sleek texture, unbelievable softness and shine.

Key Benefits

  • Smooth & style every strand
  • Seduce with softness & shine
  • Banish frizz
  • Defend against split ends
  • Safe for colour treated hair
  • For all hair types

How it looks?

Super potion

Super potion is a product for all hair and skin types. It transforms hair and skin with each rich, ultra-nourishing drop. The product is ultra-concentrated and contains both Moroccan Argan oil and Brazilian Phyto-Keratin.

For Hair & Scalp

Add to wet or dry hair for moisture and sleek style.

This product smoothes and defines curls and waves adding dazzling shine. It also controls split end, replenishes moisture and detangles hair preventing hair breakage. Super potion soothes dry, itchy scalp and light flakiness while it also protects hair against styling heat.

 For Body

Dispense a small amount into hard & apply all over. And for the body Super potion seals in moisture and softens cuticles on figures and toes. The product delivers instant nourishing and leaves you with a subtle sexy glow, plus it’s great for rough elbows and heels.

The products are available at leading retail stores now.For more information visit www.giovannicosmetics.com.

GELCOAT-C DRY AIR COMFORT

June 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

What is it?
GELCOAT-C DRY AIR COMFORT is a moisturizing and refreshing gel with Vitamin C.
GELCOAT-C boosts instant moisture to the Epidermis, so the skin immediately gets a more fresh appearance that can be maintained by using the product a couple of times a day. GELCOAT-C also preserves the functions of the Epidermis as long as possible and rebuilds the functions when needed. The product stimulates the very complicated processes in the cells and in the extracellular space to function most optimally.

 How it looks?


Use GELCOAT-C whenever a feeling of dryness occurs. Use it as a non-tacky “stand alone” moisturizer or as a moisture top coat following anti-age creams and lotions.

With its high content of Vitamin C the GELCOAT-C adds something completely new to the Beauté Pacifique line. In cases where there is a lack of Vitamin C in either the Epidermis or deeper in the Dermis, CELCOAT-C fights the problem.

BENEFITS:
Instant dry skin fix – no grease
Adds a moisture top coat whenever needed
Soaks dried-out corneocyte cells
Recharges dull skin in sec’s during your day

How to get yours?

Send an email to kontakt@beaute-pacifique.com or visit  their site here.

In Touch nail polishes

June 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

What is it?

Dreamnails has launched inTouch nail enamel, which was developed and created in South Africa taking into account our SA lifestyle and climate conditions.

In a range of 32 colours, inTouch is specially developed to last for longer periods after applied to the nail. A base and top coat that should be used with the colour nail enamel to further ensure longer lasting application on the nail has also been developed.


How it looks
inTouch range includes a 5ml and a 10ml bottle in each of the 32 colours. The range retails between R32 for the 5ml and R54 for the 10ml bottle.

How to get yours

Nails can either be done in one of the 36 Dreamnails salons or at home from mid-November 2011.

Mama Mio Fitness Facial

June 11, 2012 in Uncategorized

So a few months ago, I went for a Mama Mio Fitness Facial. (Yep, being a beauty editor has is pros). Of course, I just had to try it so I could share it with you, our lovely readers. Here’s the low down.

I went to the Radisson Blu Hotel at the Waterfront for a 10h30 appointment. From the moment you walk through the door (when someone actually opens the door for you!), you’re treated like VIP. The staff is friendly and welcoming.

After I had signed in, my consultant sat down with me to discuss my skin type and regime, and my healthy (or not so healthy) habits. This is just to make sure that I would not have a negative reaction to any of the products used. Afterwards, she handed me a pair of slippers and a fluffy, luxurious, sink-into-it gown (where do spas get their gowns from? They’re fantastic!).

Having changed, I walked into my room. The ambience was so peaceful, I instantly shed all the stress from dealing with traffic, thinking of work issues… well, life really. And we began.

The Facial
Now, I’ve gone for facials before. Usually, you just lie back and let the practitioner treat your skin. Not this one. As we’ve already covered, this facial aims to target the muscles which support your skin for a more toned, youthful look and, through a series of exercises, you zap the muscles which are most prone to sagging.

It’s not just about working on the surface of your skin, you see, it’s actually working the muscles which result in wrinkles.

How are the exercises? Well, suffice to say, I giggled my way through the exercises. You pull the weirdest facial expressions ever (thank heavens it’s a private treatment), but once you’ve learned them you can use them any time you want.

This takes about 15 minutes, but it took me 20 minutes because the practitioner offered thorough explanations about each exercise and, being a journalist, I had lots of questions, of course.

After that, she starts massaging beautifully scented Mama Mio products into your skin. These are from Mama Mio’s Energising, Mega Moisturising, Brightening and Oxygenating ranges.

Then comes the really great bit
Gosh, I’d love to have a head-and-shoulders massage every week. It’s pure bliss. Just thinking about it makes me want to do it again. I can’t even tell you how long the massage was, because I dozed off (sorry, y’all).  I tried really hard not to, but that woman’s hands were just too soothing.

By the time I floated out of there, I had glowing skin (just a 1 hour treatment makes a visible difference), and even though it was 110h30am on a Tuesday morning and I still had to rush back to the office, I felt completely relaxed.
So if you have the extra cash and want to treat yourself, should you try it? Yes. Without a doubt.

~ Written by Kele

For more information contact on Tel: 011 575 0077 or email: mamamio@maternalbliss.co.za.

April’s Glambox

May 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

What is it?

GlamBox brings a fabulous monthly selection of up to 5 luxurious cosmetic samples straight to your door. 

This month, each GlamGirl should receive: Skin Doctor Antarctilyne Plump3, Dove Body Lotion Essential Nourishment, Innoxa Exhilarate Uplifting Hand Cream SPF 15 with tangerine extract & mandarin oil *Full-size*, Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Premiere Intense Moisture & Renewal Activation Cream SPF 30 OR Catrice Kajal Designer Eyeliner Pencil *Full-size*, Pond’s Age Miracle Day Cream OR Pond’s Flawless Radiance Blemish Prevention UV Cream *Full-size*. Plus, each GlamGirl will receive a perfume sample from a mix of our favourites & a voucher for Sequoia Jewellry!

Take a look at this month’s goodies here! We’ll be reviewing them on our beauty blog  soon.

How to get yours:

Sign up to get your GlamBox here (prices are also on the page).

Labello Vitamin Shake Cranberry & Raspberry

May 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

What is it?

Do your lips need a healthy blend of nourishing vitamins and endless moisture that naturally enhances your lips’ health glow? Cranberry and Raspberry Vitamin Shake is a creamy swirl of real cranberry and raspberry extracts, vitamins C & E and Pro-vitamin B5 for soft, kissably smooth lips and a hint of flattering, natural colour. This marbled stick of moisturising lip balm smells as delicious as a fruit smoothie. SPF 10 offers protection against damaging UVA and UVB rays.

How it looks:


How to get yours:

Available at leading retail outlets and pharmacies from June 2012, from R16.99.

Mama Mio face fitness facial

May 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

What is it?

Did you know that you have 57 tiny muscles in your face? And that they are mostly directly attached to your skin – rather than to bone with tendons and ligaments as they do in your arms and legs? So anything that energises, oxygenates, detoxifies those muscles is going to have a great effect on the healthy youthful bloom of your face.

The Mama Mio High Protein Face Fitness Facial is unique because it concentrates on so many layers of your skin, making a visible lasting difference that goes beyond skin deep.

Firstly they exfoliate your skin and cleanse to give you the perfect base; so the first layers of your skin will look smooth, toned and even.

Then they wake up those vital face supporting muscles, targeting your specfic areas of concern with our personalised 60 seconds of Face Fitness duos.

Then the amazing HA Vitamin C Massage Serum will blasts your skins surface with vital moisture, humectants, and powerful antioxidant brighteners rich in vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. The massage strokes are unique as they will realign your face; restoring its natural shape, re-elasticising the skin, stretching and releasing the fascia and the underlying muscle groups. Finally we boost the antioxidant levels with a special ampoule, top it with our Oxygenating Moisture Mask to mega-nourish and invigorate.

 This is no ordinary facial…this is a reprogramming, a remodelling, a total release of tight tiny muscles and a re-energiser to give you youthful bloom and bounce.

Key Benefits:
- Anti-aging
- Mega-moisturising
- Antioxidant skin tone refining
- Lymphatic drainage
- Realignment of facial muscles and fascia
- Oxygenating and plumpening

How to get yours:

For more information contact on Tel: 011 575 0077 or email: mamamio@maternalbliss.co.za.

New Eucerin products!

May 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

What is it?

The Eucerin® DermatoCLEAN range is clinically proven to improve the oxygen uptake into the skin.  The range consists of three cleansing products, a toner and a new DermatoCLEAN Waterproof Eye Make-up Remover.

Then we also got Intensive Lotion and Moisture Lotion from Eucerin’s Complete Repair range. It is the first range to repair the skin’s natural ability to fight dry skin in three different ways by firstly binding, secondly locking and thirdly distributing moisture effectively in the skin.

New Eucerin® Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm is a multi-purpose ointment which provides advanced therapy clinically proven to accelerate the skin’s own regeneration process.

How it looks:

Eucerin® DermatoCLEAN Waterproof Eye Make-up Remover


The Eucerin® DermatoCLEAN Waterproof Eye Make-up Remover is a dual-phase remover composed of a water phase (upper part) and oil phase (lower part), which ensures that even stubborn eye shadow and waterproof mascara is effectively and gently removed.  The formula contains nature-identical moisturising actives Gluco-Glycerol and Hyaluronic Acid, which protect the delicate eye area against dehydration, leaving skin well cared for, without disturbing the skin’s natural balance.  The bottle needs to be shaken firmly before using to mix the two phases.  A cotton pad moistened with the remover can be used and gently swiped across the closed eye-lid.  It is clinically and ophthalmologically tested, fragrance-free and suitable for contact lens wearers and all skin types. R79.99 for 125ml.

Eucerin® Dry Skin Complete Repair Intensive Lotion

An intensively rich formula for dry, scaly and itchy skin.  Helps to reduce moisture loss, strengthen the lipid barrier ad support the skin’s own moisture supply.  Contains 10% Urea plus Lactate, Amino Acids, PCA, Ceramide 3, AquaPorin technology, water-in-oil formula. R139.99 for 250ml.

Eucerin® Dry Skin Complete Repair Moisture Lotion

A rich cream for dry, rough and tight skin.  Helps reduce moisture loss, strengthen the lipid barrier and support skin’s own moisture supply.  Contains 5% Urea plus Lactate, Amino Acids, PCA, Ceramide 3, AquaPorin technology and Oil-in-water formula.
R129.99 for 250ml.

Eucerin® Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm

Eucerin® Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm is proven to accelerate healing time after superficial dermatological treatments including laser treatment, peeling, superficial skin rejuvenation, dermabrasion and removal of lesions like moles and warts.  R69.99 for 40ml.

How to get yours:

Available from Clicks, Dis-Chem and selected pharmacies nationwide from April 2012.

Skin Logic expands face mask range

May 14, 2012 in Uncategorized

What is it?

Skin Logic has introduced four new additions to their recently launched face mask range, including a Collagen Hydrogel Under Eye Patch to help combat those fine lines and dark circles, a Hand Repair Mask to give your hands a moisture boost with deeply penetrating nutrients, a Foot Repair Mask to sooth dry, rough, chapped feet with cracked heels, and finally, a Foot Peel Mask that removes dead skin cells in just one week and will leave feet feeling soft, healthy and callus free.

This hypo-allergenic dermatological skin care range has been scientifically formulated and laboratory tested by dermatologists.

How it looks:

Collagen Hydrogel Under Eye Patch: 

The under eye patch contains Marine Collagen, Green Tea, Aloe Vera and Vitamins A&E to help prevent the visible signs of aging. Fine lines and wrinkles are minimised and dark circles and puffiness under the eye area are reduced, whilst increasing eye zone elasticity. 

Each Collagen Hydrogel Under Eye Patch includes three pairs of under eye patches for three applications and is individually packed in pairs to retain its essence. The application period is 30 minutes and the recommended retail price for a pack of three pairs is R49.99

Hand Repair Mask: 

This moisture boosting hand mask is an intensive rejuvenation treatment, enriched with Marine Collagen, nourishing Shea Butter, revitalising Vitamin E and several plant extracts such as Rose Flower, Orange and Apple fruit extract with aroma therapeutic properties to help soothe, soften, heal and rejuvenate dry, rough hands. 

Each Hand Repair Mask contains two gloves which are used for one application that lasts 20 minutes. The recommended retail price is R44,99.

Foot Repair Mask: 

This deeply moisturising foot mask soothes dry, rough and chapped feet with cracked heels in just 20 minutes. Rich in moisturising extracts such as Gingko Biloba, which is well-known for its healing properties as well as Green Tea, Seaweed, Sweet Almond, Shea Butter and Peppermint Oil, this deeply penetrating and moisturising formula will ensure healthy, soft and moisturised feet.

Each Foot Repair Mask contains two booties which are used for one application. The recommended retail price for the Foot Repair Mask is R44,99.

Foot Peel Mask:

 The foot peel mask contains 15 plant extracts including Gingko Biloba, Green Tea and Kiwi Fruit which provide an intense moisture boost and nutrients to the skin, with a fresh and pleasant scent. Within a week dead skin cells will naturally peel off, leaving your feet silky smooth and crack-free.

This mask works on exfoliating the skin and calluses of the feet, thanks to Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) that remove the dead skin cells.  After seven days, the dead skin on the feet will naturally peel off, leaving behind soft, healthy, callus free feet.

Each Skin Logic Foot Peel Mask contains two specially designed booties per application and has a distinct advantage in the exfoliating process as the gel essence is softer than the liquid found in similar products. The booties are worn for 90-120 minutes and the feet are then washed thoroughly.

It is recommended to use the Foot Peel Mask once every six weeks or as required and the recommended retail price is R87,99.   

How to get yours:

 All the masks are available from Edgars, Red Square, Clicks and Dis-Chem stores nationwide.

For more information, visit www.skinlogiclab.co.za.

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