Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bamboo Nappy

Mother Nature Products All In One Bamboo Nappy, R185 each
Our wonderful new nappy is a one piece, one size design that adjusts to fit from birth to potty training and any sizes in-between!
Comfortable: Soft fabric used against baby’s skin: the inner layer is our highly absorbent and 100% natural bamboo-cotton plus a patterned cotton booster in the colour nappies. Two layers of breathable waterproofing are hidden between two soft, poly-cotton layers seen on the outside.
Flexible: use a booster pad for extra absorbency for example at night.
Easy Use: no need for separate parts, just pop your baby on top and fasten (even dad gets it). Removing the nappy is just as easy and one doesn’t have to worry about not having enough covers.
All you need to do is add a (Mother Nature bio degradable) nappy liner to the inside and fasten the poppers according to your baby’s size. For new-borns tuck the inner booster 3 times under itself and fold the front panel down to shorten the crotch; then fasten along the row of 4 poppers or across the waist straps. As baby grows so does the nappy and eventually you do not need to fold the front panel, just the inner pad twice over.
How does the All-in-One nappy compare to the Nature Nappy?
The Nature Nappy cover is separate therefore on hot days the nappy can be worn without a cover. The All-in-One is convenient as there is only one piece to change. The Nature Nappy fits a newborn more snuggly. The All-in-One fits the older baby more snuggly than the Nature Nappy.

Milk and Honey

Milk & Honey Cream Cleanser, R90 www.milkhoney.co.za
Cleans thoroughly, yet gently.
Made with raw honey, which is slightly acidic, as is our skin, Milk & Honey Cream Cleanser cleans and moisturizes skin without removing our ‘acid mantle’ – the natural protective layer on our skin.
Leaves skin feeling very clean, but not pulled taught.  
A little goes a long way, making this an extremely wise buy.

A fine line

LCN Permanent Eyeliner pen, R125 is a fantastic Eyeliner that will define your eyes without the hassle of messy liquid liner.
Although it says permanent it is in-fact a long-lasting eyeliner not permanent.  So it will withstand water- sports, gym and general running around.
Available in Black, Brown, Blue, Green

Juice it up!

Juice Beauty – Hydrating Mist, R280
Suitable for all skin types, Hydrating Mist is a harmonic blend of certified organic, antioxidant-rich white and red grape juices, soothing aloe vera, nutrient-rich rosehip, grapeseed oil and vitamins to tone, hydrate and balance skin's natural moisture for a fresh complexion.

Hemp Seed Oil

A large portion of Hemptons' business is in Hemp Seed Oil which is derived from cold-pressing, organically grown Hemp seed. They carry various grades of oil . Freshly cold-pressed organically grown oil, freshly cold-pressed Food grade oil and non-organically grown Standard grade Oil. These oils have various applications and are sold into various markets. They also stock degummed and refined oils and Hemp Butter.
Food Grade Oil
Hemp Seed Oil has a pleasant nutty flavour and is used much like Olive-, Walnut or Sesame Oils in the preparation of dishes. It is only ever used cold to drizzle and/or dip.
Organic Cold-Pressed Hemp Seed Oil - 250ml R104.87; 500ml R205.04

Handbag essentials

Good Earth Shea Butter Hand Bag Essentials Set, R32.99 is a must have for all ladies.
The set contains:
        25g Waterless Cleanser
        25g Hand & Nail Cream - The Shea Butter in this nourishing hand & nail cream eliminates dry, rough skin and is effective in maintaining beautiful nails and cuticles.
        25g Lipbalm
STOCKISTS: Available exclusively through Clicks stores nation wide

Monday, May 30, 2011

Calm down...

easiHEALTH Calm, R88.70 for 20 veggie caps
Aids Concentration, Mild Sedative, Mood Enhancer
EasiHealth Calm is a natural and non-addictive formulation. It may be used to alleviate anxiety, stress and tensions associated with the hectic lifestyles of today by addressing the problems related to these conditions.
5HTP is the amino acid that raises serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin is a ‘feel good hormone' that is responsible for mood.
 Omega 3 is an essential fatty acid needed for physical and mental health. It cannot be manufactured by the body and therefore must be supplied by food intake or through supplements. It helps control cholesterol (lowers triglycerides and raises HDL-good cholesterol), lowers blood pressure and is also beneficial in ensuring that you have a healthy heart.
Sceletium (Sceletium Tortuosum) is a natural mood enhancer and relaxant and can decrease anxiety and tension. It has a mild anaesthetic effect and is a minor tranquilizer.
 Vinpocetine is used as a mind booster as it enhances memory and mood. This natural ingredient has proven safety and effectiveness when treating cognitive functions. It is a cerebral vasodilator (improves brain blood flow), improves neurotransmission and is a neuronal protector.
 L-Tyrosine is the amino acid that triggers the production of dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine, the feel-good hormones that regulate emotions. It increases alertness and focus along with mood.
L-Glutamine is the amino acid that is the most important component of muscle protein. It is a major fuel/energy source. It can be used to boost the immune system and maintain cell volume and hydration.
 L-Phenylalanine is an essential natural amino acid found in proteins. It has been used as a mood enhancer.
 Contra-indications: Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients. Not recommended during pregnancy and lactation. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery while taking this product. Do not take with other medications that cause drowsiness. Consult a doctor or pharmacist when taking concurrent centrally acting medicines such as anti-depressants or anxiolytics. Do not use when using blood thinning agents such as aspirin or warfarin. 

Dry Like Me

Dry Like Me Potty Training Pads for Children, R59.95 per box of 18 pads
Dry Like Me was invented to help you keep your child in his or her own underwear during potty training and beyond.
 Parents and professionals tell us they believe this is the best way to potty train children, busy parents also told us that is not always easy.
 Dry Like Me will give you and your child confidence during potty training, and peace of mind as they grow older.
We wont tell you how to potty train that is up to you and your child. We just want to help you get there with less stress and less mess.
No rules – just tools!
Dry Like Me is a disposable potty training pad that fits in a child’s own pants, designed to capture small accidents, and help parents and children manage the stress and mess of potty training.
The pad has been designed especially for children and can be worn in a number of different ways to manage a variety of different needs: at the front of the pants to capture wee, at the back to capture poo, both ways together or layered up to increase surface area. Dry Like Me has proven to be an effective potty training tool and in trials reduced the number of accidents children had by up to 43% within one week. The patent pending top sheet has been designed to capture solid matter, while the pad itself will absorb up to 60 mls of liquid. Unlike a nappy, children are aware they have wet the pad as it feels initially wet for a short period of time, and becomes heavy making it more noticeable in their pants. If they are soiling it will protect clothes and help reduce the mess making it easier to clean up and less stressful for everyone.
The patent pending tabs were initially designed to help parents remove the pad hygienically, but they also help older children remove and replace the pads themselves. Each box of  comes with a handy plastic pouch which helps lighten the load, can be carried in handbags or school bags, and is waterproof in case of times when there are no suitable bins for disposal.
  Dry like me potty training pads are suitable for children of all ages. They are ideal for children experiencing on-going small accidents, or who are potty training and need confidence to continue potty training in their own pants. Our pad is ideal for use in a car, while shopping, on journeys, or at school or nursery.
Available at selected Clicks stores. www.myzeal.co.za

Cake toppers

Give your cakes and treats an extra special flair with Cape Foods Cake Delights Natural Delight Sprinkles. They contain no artificial colours. The 4 in 1 pack contains Rainbow, Caramel, Chocolate and 100s and 1000s.
Stockists: All Spar, Tops, Checkers and PnP (excluding the Western Cape) Supermarkets; Duty Free shops at the airports; All major liquor outlets; Outdoor and camping shops; Game parks
For more information visit www.capefoods.co.za

Body Botanix Rice Bran & Bamboo Body Souffle

Body Botanix – Rice Bran & Bamboo - Body Soufflé, R140                                                               
A light, easily absorbed soufflé for all-over body treatment. Specially formulated with natural oils and enriched with Shea butter to ensure optimum moisturisation for a dry, demanding skin.
Body-botanix Rice Bran & Bamboo moisturizing body soufflé also contains the active ingredient DEFENSIL®. DEFENSIL®, a unique combination of plant extracts that gives protection to sensitive and demanding skin and acts preventatively against skin irritations. DEFENSIL® also has an anti-inflammatory effect, protecting and caring for the skin’s barrier layer. Natural Rice Bran & Bamboo further help to soothe the skin.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Condition your cuticles

Sparitual Cuti-Cocktail Nail Oil Pen, R152

A soothing cocktail of Evening Primrose, Grapeseed and Aloe Oil that penetrates the nail matrix, Cuti-Cocktail is scented with aromatic extracts of Ginger and Fuji Apple, and helps to smooth, hydrate and protect skin around the cuticle area, preventing hangnails and promoting healthy, strong nail growth.

TO USE Twist the base of the pen counter clockwise to apply cuticle oil to brush.
Apply the oil using the brush applicator directly to cuticles and nail, then gently ease back the cuticles using the cuticle pusher provided on the cap.

Stockists: Wellness Warehouse & Selected Salons

Help your pet's allergies

The Herbal Pet Allergy Formula, from R114
A blend of herbs, vitamins and minerals formulated to treat allergies and skin conditions, as well as give a general immune boost.

Use this if your pet:

          often becomes ill, especially during Winter.

         is itchy, scratches a lot or chews on his/her paws.

         has unhealthy skin lesions/blemishes.

         suffers from allergic reactions.

         regularly comes into contact with strange dogs or cats.

Contains herbs, Ginseng, Sutherlandia (a proudly South African herb, effective in several conditions), Echinacea (been proven to increase the immune response to disease), garlic (been shown to be more effective than 9 kinds of antibiotics) and bioflavonoids (healing molecules found in citrus fruits).

One half teaspoon (small breeds) to one heaped teaspoon (large breeds) per day, sprinkled on the food. One 200g tub will last one large dog about 1 month and a small dog or cat about 2 months.

This is a nutritional product and is not intended as a substitute for veterinary products or advice.
Discontinue immediately at any sign of an adverse reaction.
Not for use in pregnant or lactating bitches.
Recent research has indicated that echinacea should not be given long term if the immune system is chronically weakened (eg in the case of auto-immune disease).

Available at  www.theherbalpet.com

Toughen Up your manicure

Keep your polish in perfect condition with Tip Top Nails Toughen Up Maxi Growth Top Coat, R75

        To protect weak, fragile, damaged and post artificial nails, this range contains proteins and amino acids which improve strength and appearance of the natural nail.

        This innovative product provides strength, durability, shine and vitamins in two easy steps. 

        Toughen Up Maxi Growth Top Coat is a formaldehyde free nail strengthener with amino acids and sulphur bonds which strengthens the nail plate.   

Exclusive to Clicks stores.

Get rid of 'smokers teeth'

White Glo Smokers Formula Whitening Toothpaste, R39.99

This premium fluoride enriched toothpaste with Diatomaceous Earth is specifically formulated to remove tobacco stains and help eliminate smokers’ breath.
It contains Micro Polishing Particles to remove discolouration and yellowing on tooth enamel caused by cigarette smoking and food and drinks with strong colouring. The low abrasion formula is safe to use daily and is suitable for use with electric toothbrush.

Stockists: Dis-chem and other leading retail outlets

Fade dark spots

Dermaphuzion Serum Anti-Blemish Brightening Gel, R410 promotes a more uniform lighter appearance to the affected areas. The gel has been designed with scientifically advanced botanical complex to diminish the appearance of skin blemishes due to hormonal changes or pollutants. Non-bleaching. Suitable for all skin types and colours.

Hormones and pollutants raise tyrosinase levels which in turn stimulate the melanocyte cells which produce pigmentation. By blocking rising tyrosinase levels pigmentation is reduced.

Cell active white is a gentle Tyrosinase inhibitor which consists of 4 main elements:

Vitamin B3: inhibits the transfer of Melanasome from the Melanocyte (Dendritic Tunnels) to Desmosome (carrier)

Essential Boost Factor:  Melanasomes travel to the surface of the skin combining to form pigment clumps. Essential boost factor produces pigment gaps (synapses) preventing clumping, thereby evenly distributing pigmentation across the skin surface.

Watercress Extract:  by starving Tyrosinase from copper, an ingredient to help enzymes function. Watercress extract combines and steals the copper from Tyrosinase so it cannot function.

Bio-available Zinc:  by changing Tyrosinase 3 dimensional structure. Bio-available Zinc changes the dimensional structure thereby preventing Tyrosinase combining into oxygen which it requires to function.

Not effective on birthmarks and moles. This product is not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding woman as no pregnancy data exists.

Stockist: Beauty Salons, Selected Pharmacies & Health shops countrywide.


Leave-in conditioner

Angel Professional Hair Softening Spray, R120.00

Enriched with deep-sea nutrients and natural silicones, this light conditioner rejuvenates dry and stressed hair to make it shiny, smooth and moisturized.

Available at Leading Hair Salons 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

La Cigale Health, Skin and Body Clinic

La Cigale Health Skin and body Clinic is nestled in the heart of Valley Lodge, in Magaliesburg, which is where it belongs, as it was created with much love, passion and enthusiasm.

This magnificent Spa is a state-of-the-art facility. It was built in preparation for the Portuguese soccer team over the 2010 World Cup and boasts a revolutionary Green heating system. Using wind and water, it enables us to use 25% of the power usually required to operate a Spa of this caliber.

La Cigale uses amazing imported technology in its facial treatments. Skin Sphere is an innovative product using science and nature as the model for purity, harmony and balance. Biological ingredients and plant extracts, in their purest form, are the basis of all these formulas, to maximise skin benefit while minimising reactivity.

The Facials are available in three levels of intensity: Basic, Comprehensive and Indulgent. Your skin is always carefully assessed and products are selected and used according to your skin type and condition.

For more info, or to book, visit www.lacigale.co.za

A bath that's good for you...

The Fountainhead Healing Bath Salts, R52

Soothe your body and mind with a bath in these delicious salts.

The Science bit: Magnesium helps to regulate the activity of more than 325 enzymes and performs a vital role in orchestrating many bodily functions; from muscle control and electrical impulses to energy production and the elimination of harmful toxins. 

Researchers have found that Magnesium Sulphate accelerates the body’s healing time by 33.33%
Magnesium can be ingested as a nutritional supplement, but studies show that a wide variety of factors - the presence of specific foods or drugs, certain medical conditions, even the individual chemistry of a person's stomach acid - can interfere with their effectiveness. All subjects in a recent study experienced increased magnesium levels from soaking in a bath enriched with magnesium sulphate crystals.

Healing Bath ingredients:

It has been found that Healing Bath, through its ingredients are helpful during pregnancy from the formation of placenta, foetus, prevention of pre-eclampsia, to relief of pelvic discomfort, swelling in feet and episiotomies.

 It is also good for relaxing stressed or hyperactive children, and improves sleep patterns. In Autism and Downs Syndrome it is also beneficial due to their inability to absorb sulphur through the gut.
Healing Bath is useful in cases of sciatica, lumbago, rheumatism, diabetes, neuritis, cold, catarrh, kidney disorders and other uric acid and skin affections.

Fountainhead Healing Bath has a fresh fragrance as is contains chamomile, ginger, and rosemary which add synergistically to the healing properties of magnesium sulphate.

To read more articles on Healing Bath Salts and the benefits of Magnesium go to www.thefountainhead.co.za and click on Healing Bath.

Yummy body wash

EarthSap Citrus & Ginger Root Body Wash, R38

Essential Citrus oils and Ginger root extract combine with Coconut to create a wonderful cleansing complex for your skin. Natural glucose extracts moisturize and soften your skin, while botanical extracts rejuvenate the body.

For more on the range, visit www.earthsap.co.za

Repair damaged hair

Dancoly Rose Treatment Cream for Damaged Hair, R240 from selected salons.

This treatment delivers a long term moisturizing effect and also strengthens hair by helping to create the protecting membrane. It will rescue the damaged hair immediately.    

After shampooing, apply cream evenly to hair. Use a hot towel or steam machine to heat for approximately 10-15 minutes. You could also sit in the sun or blast with a hair dryer for a few minutes to heat-up the cream. Then rinse well, and style as usual.

Cocoa Heaven

Cocoa Heaven Body Lotion, R10.99 from selected Pep stores

This super rich and silky, totally South African Body Lotion is extra moisturizing, superior and therapeutic that is quickly and easily absorbed, leaving  your skin looking and feeling soft, velvety and more loved.

Rich in Vitamin E and Bio Pharm Oil, this highly effective lotion is infused with a delicious, sweet and seductive note of vanilla, with warm and vibrant elements of tonka and cocoa beans. With its notes of oriental, candied, dried fruit it introduces an appetizing composition creating a silky and smooth lotion that is completed by elegant elements of ambergris and sensual oriental woods.

Instantly hydrating and non-greasy, this generous body lotion will moisturize, nourish and care for your delicate skin, helping to prevent unwanted rough and dry patches.

This product is not tested on animals.

Whiter teeth in one hour

Whiter teeth, in about one hour. It's that simple. Years of yellowing as well as harsh staining from coffee, cigarettes, and red wine are almost magically erased in the time it takes to get a haircut, a manicure or lunch. In fact, we have clinical studies which prove that the BriteSmile whitening treatment resulted in an average improvement of 9+ shades whiter!

BriteSmile offers clients safety and science within the comforts of your dentist's office. First you'll have a complimentary consultation to answer all your questions. If you are interested in moving forward with the treatment, our dentists will then examine your teeth and gums to ensure that they're healthy for whitening at that time. Then, while you relax, watch TV, or even nap, our proprietary gel and blue light treatment work to whiten teeth to their optimal brightness.

The BriteSmile teeth-whitening procedure has been available in South Africa since March 2003 and it is growing at an amazing rate, with more and more dentists becoming associated with BriteSmile every month.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Revitalizing winter

optiPhi Rejuvenating Revitalizer, R1368

With powerful anti-oxidants that retards the effects of free radicals and the sun on the skin and peptides that are powerful builders of the skin matrix; it also improves DNA health, aids in cellular metabolism, and treats damage caused by UV radiation.

The Reviatlizer helps in the following ways:

Delays cellular aging and restores the skin’s youth

Improves and prevents the 7 key aspects of skin aging

Reverses the existing signs of sun damage

Aids in cellular energy metabolism

Acts as anti-oxidant and protects natural vitamin. C

Additional peptides

Provides moisture control

pH 5,5

Available at selected salons and spas. www.optiphi.com

Block party!

Ms Manicure 4 Way Smoothing Block (Block Party), R29.99 exclusive to Clicks stores nationwide.

These soft, rectangular blocks conform to curves and squeeze into little spaces, covering the whole nail with each stroke. These buffing blocks have four sides with different grits for complete nail attention.


        Shape up: Start with the Medium Grit to shape and contour your nails, always filing from sides to center, never back and forth

        Tidy those tips: Use the Fine Grit to remove ridges and stains

        Smooth it down: Flip to Buff and refine nails

        Polish me perfect: Then apply the finishing touch by Polishing to turn up the shine

Sweet victory!

The Marshmallow Shooter scoops the Toy of the Year Award in USA and is now available here in SA.
It has pump-action rapid fire that shoots mini marshmallows over 30 feet. The easy-to-refill magazine holds 25 mini marshmallows for non-stop action. Incredible fun for all ages!

 With harmless edible ammunition and a range of shooters, blasters and blowers to choose from, everyone can have lots of delicious FUN this winter.

 Prices range from R99 to R 349.95

 Available online at www.micro.co.za

Straight lines

Marc Anthony Style Straight Instant Straightening Cream, R89.99

Transforms your crazy winter hair into silky, smooth, shiny hair in no time.

Style Straight™ Instant Straightening Cream stretches out frizzy curls into shiny straight hair while repelling humidity and locking in your style.

It can also take straight hair to another level of high gloss sleekness without over flattening your tresses.

Its Silicone formula penetrates deep into the inner cortex of the hair to lock in moisture, while its Hydrolyzed Silk Protein wraps around each strand smoothing the outer cuticle layer for a sleek, frizz-free look.

Stockists: Nationwide - Pick ‘n Pay & Checkers Hypers, selected Pick ‘n Pay & Checkers stores & Dischem.

Want luscious lashes?

Dermaheal Eyelash Enhancer, R690

The Dermaheal Eyelash Enhancer is a unique eyelash treatment which is used to enhance the natural beauty of your eyes. This unique product delays the fall out of lashes and promotes immediate growth. In just three to eight weeks you will experience stronger, longer and more beautiful lashes.
What is unique about this product?
The Dermaheal Eyelash Enhancer is the only eyelash enhancing product on the market based on Growth Factor technology and does not contain any pharmaceutical ingredients – making it readily available to you without prescription.
 Due to the fact that Growth Factors are naturally occurring in your own body they have no side affects and do not cause skin discolouration or redness of the eyes.
The Dermaheal Eyelash Enhancer adopts an airless pump technology which reduces contact with the air.

For stockists, please call Lamelle Head Office 011 465 5365

Kalahari Spa

Kalahari Spa Moisturising Bath Oil Aromatic Dune Blend, R495

Transform your bathing experience by infusing it with the rich, nourishing combinations of essential oils. Your skin will soak up the plant base oils leaving it decadently smooth and moisturised.
APPLICATION: Simply splash into warm running water and soak up this fragrant, sensory experience.

Visit Kalahari Spa for more info on the range. www.kalaharispa.com  

Monday, May 23, 2011

Why not try some vinotherapy

Vinotherapy, or wine therapy, is an exciting and innovative concept using extracts from grapes and grape seed oil to promote luxurious body treatments. Harnessed in body products and skincare world-wide, vinotherapy is found in niche spa treatments and cosmetics products.

Pick n Pay is capitalising on this emerging trend in the bath and body market with its exclusive Grape Natur de Vigne (say ‘nature divine’) Bath and Body Range.


        Due to high linoleic acid content, grape seed oil has excellent moisturising and nourishing properties, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth without feeling greasy.

        It has a high concentration of polyphenols, one of the most potent anti-oxidants found in nature which has anti-ageing and regenerative properties.

        It is rich in proanthocyandins, another powerful anti-oxidant that protects skin from harsh environmental damage.

        It has restructuring qualities which assist in healing and strengthening damaged and stressed skin tissue.

        It has emollient and film-forming qualities, which preserves natural skin moisture.

 The range consists of: Exfoliating Body Scrub, R26.99, Body Moisturiser, R26.99, Body Wash, R24.99, Foot Repair Crème, R21.99, Hand & Nail Crème, R20.00, and Liquid Hand Wash, R29.99. Available at Pick ‘n Pay stores countrywide.

Soothe stubble

Protect your skin with FINO Soothe, a unique hygienic balm, made in South Africa, for men and women. It prevents ingrown hair and razor bumps, while also helping to soothe and repair tender skin after hair removal.

The balm contains a unique blend of vitamin A and fruit extract. Together, these unique active ingredients exfoliate the skin and prevent the follicle from closing and trapping new growth beneath the skin’s surface. The new hair emerges easily for exposure to the razor.

With this special blend of vitamin A and fruit extract, FINO Soothe helps to:
  • Gently exfoliate, purify and revitalise skin
  • Combat razor bumps and burn
  • Ease cuts as well as the irritation felt with new hair growth
  • Calm red, tender skin
  • Moisturise and soothe inflammation
  • Improve the elasticity of your skin

Dermatologically and clinically tested, FINO Soothe is a non-irritant that can be used anywhere on the body. Containing no animal by-products, it is alcohol and fragrance free and used by athletes and bodybuilders as well as beauty professionals. Regular daily use will keep your skin clear and smooth.

Available from Dis-chem and selected pharmacies, as well as exclusive hair and beauty salons for R75 each. Visit the Fino website: www.finocosmetics.com