Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Spot of bother?

As we are in the middle of the festive season, over-indulgence is bound to happen.

This can play havoc with our skin as exercising and eating properly goes out the window, be sure to keep those pesky spots at bay with these spot-busting products:

  • Skin PhD Breakout Control Gel R210.00
A potent oil-free dermatological preparation, formulated with a scientifically advanced complex of sebacic acid, 10-hydroxydecanoic acid and 1, 10-decanol to effectively fight the visible blemishes and superficial symptoms frequently associated with oily and problem skin types. The effectiveness of this product is enhanced by the inclusion of a specially developed oil-control technology, which helps normalise the skin's sebaceous secretion.

  • Optiphi Cleansing Gel R590.00
Facial Cleanser is a specially formulated, pH balanced cleanser offering your skin all the benefits of a hydroxy acid wash it removes impurities without disturbing the integrity of the skin barrier and provides light exfoliation.
Active Benefits Gently removes impurities from the skin. Maintains the barrier function of the skin. Provides Mild exfoliation. Decreases clogging of pores. Improves penetration of actives into the deeper layers of the skin. Physiological pH- eliminates the need for a skin toner. Respects the skin’s physiological pH

  • Optiphi Clarity Serum R435.00
Ideal for a clear healthy complexion. Providing skin regulation, sebum balance and calming irritated skin. Best used as a treatment for affected zones to soothe blemishes and acne prone skin conditions.
*      Minimizes redness and limits skin irritation
*      Sebum Regulation and antimicrobial
*      Promotes blemish free skin
*      Potent Anti-Oxidant Effect - Captures free radicals and inhibits their skin-damaging effects
*      Improves Skin Imperfections - assits in skin healing
*      Normalizes Skin Barrier Function - Improves epidermal barrier

  • Euphrates Anti-Blemish Night Cream R230.00
The Anti-Blemish Night Cream is suitable for all skin types. It is effective not only as a skin hydrator, but also as a protector.

The Anti-Blemish Night Cream contains Adansonia Digitata. Adansonia Digitata is a Baobab fruit with six times the Vitamin C than an orange and 50 percent more calcium than spinach.

The Baobab seed oil has some of the following benefits:

*      It is a rich source of antioxidants and helps alleviate chronic dry skin and chronic bruising by improving skin elasticity and boosting epidermal softening.

*      Baobab fruit oil combats skin aging. It helps improve skin firmness and strength by boosting the elastic quality of the skin.

It diminishes the look of facial lines, evens out skin tone, refreshes and hydrates the skin.

  • DermaFix Clari-fine Clay Masque R390.00
The DermaFix Clari-Fine Clay Masque is a neck and facial masque that has anti-inflammatory as well as anti-bacterial properties to give your skin a deep cleanse to remove impurities. The Clair-Fine Clay Masque is an enriched healing clay gel masque for deep cleansing of impurities and oil control. It is also an easy removal masque, so you don’t need to worry about getting it off. All you need to do is sit back and feel your skin get back to normal health.
Key ingredients: Kaolin, Bentonite, Tea Tree and Roman Chamomile

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Euphrates Cosmetics Reveals Euphrates Besties

Euphrates Cosmetics Reveals Euphrates Besties Summer Campaign - pushing users to be beauty besties and share with friends #Euphratesbesties

South Africa, GP. November 2015 – South African cosmetics manufacturer Euphrates Cosmetics is proud to unveil Euphrates Besties, a user-generated content-driven campaign created to celebrate the brand’s natural skin care collection, featuring two South African inspirational popular faces. As a local Cosmetics Manufacturer, that also exports our products around the continent, it is important that when the brand decided to have brand ambassadors to represent some of our products, that we chose individuals who have used the products and who are from South Africa.

Aurelia Nxumalo and Jo-anne Reyneke were the most fitting candidates. There is something about these ladies that makes people want to engage with them. That was the secret ingredient we needed for this partnership to be a success.  The Euphrates South Africa family looks forward to a beautiful relationship with them.

We strongly believe in giving women a pen to write their success story and use the social media space to positively engage with our target market.  We are convinced that with our new Euphrates besties / brand ambassadors (Aurelia Nxumalo and Jo-anne Reyneke) we will be able to beautifully impact more South African women.

Find more information on www.euphrates.co.za
Social Media: @euphrates_sa | @aurelianxumalo | @joannereyneke

Monday, November 23, 2015

Don't Miss Out On This Optiphi Promotion

Spend R2000.00 Incl VAT on any optiphi® retail products and receive an organic optiphi® shopper bag and a Body Curve Evergreen Body Lotion to the value of R450.00

The optiphi Evergreen Body Lotion replenishes your skin’s moisture reservoir. Lavish your body with our moisturiser for immediate and long-term skin hydration. Gradual moisture delivery to the skin, our Body Lotion is a daily body moisturiser,
promoting skin vitality.

With gentle hints of bamboo, our Evergreen active ingredient supplies additional anti-oxidants, protecting your skin from harmful

free radical induced skin damage. This beautifully soft and natural lotion will leave your skin feeling smooth and supple.

Stock is Limited ~ First Come First Serve
Consumer Promotion: For the months of November and December 2015:

Monday, November 16, 2015

Have a “merry berry” Christmas with essence

Very berry! The festive season is about to begin and essence is offering just the right products for a fashionable Christmas style with the new trend edition “merry berry” from November to December 2015. Red and violet shades meet upon shimmering gold and copper, which harmonize perfectly. The beauty pieces in the trend edition ensure an ultimate wow-appearance: lips and nails shine in intensive shades extravagant enough for any party. The fragrant body powder gives the face and neckline a subtle shimmer and thanks to its lovely look, it’s a great present, too! And the hair fragrance provides hair with a gold-glam touch as well as the wonderful fragrance of “like the party of my life”. Happy holidays… with essence!


essence merry berry – eyeshadow
Bright eyes. The highly pigmented eyeshadows in violet and copper offer gorgeous, metallic results. The soft powder texture with a circular relief structure on the surface is long-lasting and easy to blend. Available in 01 the perfect dress and 02 the masked ball. Around R38.95

essence merry berry – lipstick
Shine vs. matt. The lips are sure to be eye-catchers thanks to the long-lasting lipsticks in dark berry, intensive berry-pink and bright red. Berry and berry-pink provide a light shine, while the red version creates impressive lips with a trendy matt finish. Available in 01 let's the berry-tales begin, 02 pink & perfect and 03 red rocks. Around R44.50

essence merry berry – highlighter powder
Shimmering stars. The light, powdery texture of the highlighter comes with a lovely star embossment. It gives the complexion a subtle golden shimmer for a beautiful glowing look. Available in 01 i love my golden pumps. Around R63.50


essence merry berry – scented gold dust powder
Body dust. The powder conjures-up a delicate, lightly scented golden shimmer on the face and neckline for gorgeous, radiant accents. The round, golden bottle with a balloon-atomizer pump is sure to be a true eye-catcher on the bathroom shelf. Available in 01 i love my golden pumps. Around R67.50

essence merry berry– nail polish
Luxury polish! This winter, the nails are going to shine in dark violet, shimmering purple, intensive berry-pink and bright red. They are given a glossy, long-lasting finish with fantastic coverage. The bottle with a golden, round cap turns these polishes into beautiful gems.
Available in 01 the masked ball, 02 purple with purpose, 03 pink & perfect and 04 red rocks. Around R38.95


essence merry berry – top coat
Goldfinger. This is the perfect top coat for those who want to give their colour nail polish a golden touch. The effect polish with golden flakes – for a manicure with a wow-factor! Available in 01 i love my golden pumps. Around R38.95


essence merry berry – hair fragrance
Perfume & care! The special hair fragrance covers the hair in a subtle layer of gold dust with a “like the party of my life” fragrance. It also makes the hair easier to comb, gives it a beautiful shine and makes it feel super soft. Available in 01 i love my golden pumps. Around R67.50

essence “merry berry” will be available in stores from November to December 2015


Monday, November 9, 2015

Christmas with Acornkids

Acornkids has a new range for Christmas themed products just in time for the festive season!

Acornkids Crafts: Card Making Kit

Price: R 39.00
Design your own fun and festive cards for the holidays.  This card kit contains 3 blank dies cut boards (size A6), 3 envelopes and an assortment of Ribbon, sparkles, cut-outs and shapes to glue onto the cards.

Acornkids Crafts: Christmas Wooden Decorations

R 55.00
The Christmas wooden decorations include 4 cute wooden shapes to be decorated for the Christmas tree, with mosaics, glitter glue, paint, pastels or kokis...you choose!
Contents: Wooden Christmas Shapes and ribbon.

Christmas: Bath Time Foam Stickers

R 69.00
Fun foam faces with funky stick on pieces. Float on water and stick to tiles when wet. A Christmas tree and Stocking with 24 parts, make fun Christmas combinations in the bath. The Bath Time foam stickers provide hours of fun and stimulates creativity and imagination.


Christmas: Bathpops (set of 10)

R 25.50
These bathpops are another fun way to celebrate Christmas. Simply place the bathpop in warm water and watch the Christmas themed sponge shapes pop out. Lots of Fun! The bathpop set contains 10 bathpops.

Christmas Crackers with Bathpops

R 20.50
A wonderful selection of Christmas Crackers to decorate your Christmas table. Each cracker contains a random selection of 8 cute bathpops, giving the kiddies a lovely treat and a bath time to look forwards to!

Selection of crackers for orders will be random and customers cannot request specific cracker designs nor colours. Designs issued will be based upon stock availability.

Stockist: www.acornkids.com 

Monday, November 2, 2015

The Benefits Of Sleeping On Silk


Silk is a gift of nature, the ideal skin-care product.  By sleeping on 100% organic SilkLady pillowcases, your skin benefits while you sleep and you delay the aging process through a natural and healthy way.

Silklady pillowcases are naturally hypoallergenic. Since silk is a high molecular form of protein, it has a strong affinity for bio-organisms, and has the unusual characteristic of preventing the growth of micro organisms and bacteria. The closely woven nature of silk makes it inhospitable for dust mites – properties that have proven to ease conditions such as eczema and asthma. Silk is fungi immune and does not contain harmful trace chemicals and therefore is resistant to mold and deterioration.

Babies and young children spend much of their time asleep. The fabric they sleep on plays an important role in their health and happiness.  Since silk is hypoallergenic, by letting your baby sleep on a silk pillowcase, you prevent her from breathing in allergens such as dust mites and their secretions.

Silk Benefits
      prevents facial skin from creasing
      maintains hydration
      keeps your skin-care product on your skin
      eliminates sleep wrinkles
      prevents hair from frizzing and split ends
      reduces the loss of natural hair oils and moisture
      minimizes damage to thinning of hair
      naturally hypoallergenic
      repels dust-mites

Silk is a gift of nature, the ideal skin-care product
By sleeping on 100% organic SilkLady pillowcases, your skin benefits while you sleep and you delay the aging process through a natural and healthy way. Silk has very similar properties to human skin – it contains a natural protein that contributes to skin health by speeding metabolism of skin cells, decreasing aging of facial skin, as well as calming the nervous system.
It’s at night time when your skin repairs itself. Silk pillowcases help to keep your skin-care products on your skin and give your skin the best chance of hydration through the night. Silk reduces the loss of natural hair oils and moisture. After sleeping on 100% organic SilkLady pillowcases you wake up with glossy hair and younger-looking skin that is hydrated and free of creases.
SilkLady pillowcases are not only the softest pillowcases you ever touch, but they also provide the best organic skin-care and anti-aging solution!

The silk used in SilkLady pillowcases comes from the moth Bombyx Mori, which produces the finest and purest silk.  It is fed only chopped mulberry leaves and lives in an area free of pollution for 3 kilometers.  Our silk is strictly chemical-free, from the raw material, through the entire production process.

All SilkLady pillowcases are finished off with traditional French seams, sewn by our professional seamstress to ensure that they do not fray.


Sweden-based FOREO is delighted to announce further expansion across the South African market with the Luna and Luna Mini which will now be stocked at Selected Foschini Stores Nationwide. Having already made waves at premium retailers around the world, including powerhouses such as Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Sephora, Fortnum & Mason, Globus, El Corte Ingl├ęs, 10 Corso Como and Douglas, FOREO is excited to make its pioneering LUNA™ range more available to South African consumers.

The secret to the LUNA™ range’s global success is offering a completely new way to care for the skin using T-Sonic™ pulsations that are channeled through a unique brush surface of soft silicone touch-points. This groundbreaking combination allows for the effective yet gentle cleansing of dirt, oil and other impurities from the skin’s pores, leaving behind nothing but clearer, brighter and healthier-looking skin. Media, beauty experts, retailers and customers alike have fallen in love with the LUNA™ ranges smart, simple and stylish solutions that are easily incorporated into anyone's lifestyle.
LUNA™ Total Beauty Care 
Price: R 2 707.00
Currently the flagship of the LUNA™ range, the LUNA™ delivers clearer, glowing and naturally beautiful skin, while its anti-aging function helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles - all after just 2 minutes’ use morning and night. The LUNA™ also helps to enhance the absorption of skincare products, and is available in 3 models, each catering to a specific skin type.

LUNA™ mini – Deep, Gentle Cleansing
Price:   R1 900.00 
Offering all the benefits of gentle deep-cleansing in a compact and travel-friendly little device, the LUNA™ mini lifts away blemish-causing impurities, leaving skin looking clearer
and cleaner. The LUNA™ mini is available in 5 vibrant colors and is suitable for use on all skin types.

Each device in the LUNA™ range is 100% waterproof, can be used at least 300 times after one full charge, and comes with a 2-Year Limited Warranty and 10-Year Quality Guarantee.

All Foreo products are proudly distributed by Leonesa Pty Ltd and available to order from www.leonesa.org or info@leonesa.co.za and now available at Selected Foschini Stores

About FOREO: Sweden-based FOREO has taken the beauty industry by storm with its iconic range of beauty solutions. The belief that every individual is unique is behind everything we do, and everything we do is designed to help you feel naturally beautiful and healthy. That’s what keeps us working hard to create pioneering products that have a positive impact on your well-being. www.foreo.org

Friday, October 30, 2015

BRAMLEY brings you pink blossom gift packs for Christmas

Pink Blossom – A luxuriant and radiant fragrance. Opening with soft and subtle floral notes then follows with a tinge of powder followed by a floral musk fragrance that intensifies throughout the course of the day.

Bramley has put together a blooming beautiful gift pack to treat your mother.
The gift pack contains a Pink Blossom Hand & Nail Cream and a Tissue Oil.

Pink Blossom Hand & Nail Cream:
Rich in Vitamin E oil and Bio-Pharm oil, this warmly scented luxurious hand and nail cream helps to nourish, moisturise and caress. It’s a non-greasy lotion that is rapidly absorbed by the skin, leaving hands feeling soft and velvety, and nails strong and shiny.

Pink Blossom Tissue Oil:
Enriched with nourishing Vitamin E oil and Bio-Pharm oil, this luxurious tissue oil is formulated for all skin types. For optimum results, apply daily to stretch marks, scar tissue and very dry skin and massage in well. Do not apply to broken skin and discontinue use if a rash should occur.

Price R24.99
Stockists: Exclusive to PEP stores

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

ACTIVE LIFTING. DEEP RENEWAL from [comfort zone] Sublime Skin

SUBLIME SKIN is the new integrated programme of homecare, professional treatments and lifestyle recommendations developed by [ comfort zone ] to correct the visible signs of DEGENER-AGING™, the structural degeneration of the skin architecture. SUBLIME SKIN effectively restores the three skin pillars, water, proteins and lipids for a deep renewal and an active lifting from within.

A breakthrough approach to combat the loss of volume, sagging, deep wrinkles and lack of luminosity to redesign the face’s anatomy and bring back skin’s sublime beauty.
The absence of silicones also represents a true innovation to ensure all formulas are active on the skin. Silicones have indeed been replaced by a blend of natural oils and butters, which guarantee the same silkiness and smoothness while at the same time they protect and nourish the skin.

In its first phase of life, skin is incredibly elastic, luminous and its plumpness expresses its enormous vitality and strength. With the passing of time, the skin layers undergo an irreversible functional slowdown, which causes a structural degeneration, worsened by unbalanced lifestyle. This is made visible by the face’s changes in shape and surface. The oval becomes empty and hollow, skin loses its elasticity, softness and luminosity, dehydration, deep wrinkles and dullness appear. Using a metaphor, it is as if the pillars of the skin crumble with the passing of time, compromising its architecture, which provides support and solidity.

The degeneration in the content and composition of water, proteins and lipids affects not only the skin but also the whole body. Thus the collaboration with the Scientific Committee to find the most active skin care solution and lifestyle support to correct the damage caused by DEGENER-AGING™ from within.

Developed in collaboration with Doctor Mariuccia Bucci, Nutridermatologist, Doctor Massimo Gualerzi, Cardiologist, and Doctor Claudia Aguirre, Neuroscientist and Skincare Expert, the line builds on solid scientific foundations.
Drawing inspiration from the most successful dermatological rejuvenating procedures of hydro-filler, lipo-filler and advanced peels, SUBLIME SKIN delivers immediate and visible results, without compromising on safety and pleasantness.
The [ comfort zone ] R&D Laboratories have also selected an innovative active ingredient which acts on microRNA, real enemies of protein synthesis. MicroRNA are abundant, with different actions and targets in the whole body. Those in the skin cause errors in the transcription of collagen and elastin, the essential structural proteins, and these errors tend to increase with age. By addressing microRNA, Sublime Skin introduces an innovative pathway to stimulate the production of new proteins, giving skin new firmness and elasticity.

The results of the advanced research between the R&D and the Scientific Committee are three-fold:

  • The exclusive ARCHI-LIFT™ TECHNOLOGY, a combination of active ingredients that work in synergy on the three pillars of water, proteins and lipids, for an active lifting from within.

  • An innovative approach of modular, stronger peels for a deep skin renewal without downtime or risk of irritation. Doctor Claudia Aguirre, from California, was particularly involved in the development of the new peel protocol, bringing the latest benchmark from the US market.

  • Skin replumping lifestyle tips to fight degener-aging™ from within, thanks to the collaboration of Doctor Massimo Gualerzi, wellbeing expert and promoter of healthy and sustainable living. 

  • DIY ACTIVE LIFT MASSAGE developed with Antonella Latilla, International spa treatment development and Education master. A mini facial everyday routine to maximize the benefit of Sublime Skin range.


The combination of MICRO and MACRO HYALURONIC ACID with paeonia albiflora extract mimics, in a cosmetic and non-invasive way, the modern techniques of hydro- and lipo-filler for an immediate and progressive plumping effect. The exclusive synergy acts on the mechanisms, which protect and stimulate the skin’s water and fat content.

HYALURONIC ACID, renowned for its hygroscopic properties, has the ability to attract and retain water, while the PAEONIA ALBIFLORA EXTRACT preserves the lipid content, favouring the maturation of pre-adipocytes into adipocytes and therefore restoring volume to the face.


PLANTAGO LANCEOLATA is a perennial plant, native to Eurasia: in recent times it has been studied for its incredible restructuring and protective properties on the protein structure.  This extract is in fact the first cosmetic active ingredient able to inhibit the microRNA, responsible for an ineffective synthesis of collagen and elastin. It is also able to regulate the efficiency of the melanocytes, thereby helping to prevent age spots and bestow skin luminosity.     

PALMITOYL GLYCINE is a lipo-amino acid, which protects the structural proteins of the skin (collagen and elastin).  It inhibits the internal enzymes that degrade the protein structure whilst stimulating those with protective functions.


To counteract DEGENER-AGING™ from within, [comfort zone ] has developed an integrated approach that, together with the home care and professional offer, includes suggestions for a well-balanced skin replumping as well as an everyday beauty routine for longer lasting results.

On [ comfort zone ] digital channel you can discover a series of healthy, tasty, time-smart recipes rich in powerful nutrients such as vitamins, mineral salts, phytoestrogens, proteins and omega 3 to support the skin’s natural replumping action. A daily intake of vitamin C is indeed needed to promote the natural production of collagen, fatty acids are fundamental to prevent skin dryness, while proteins are necessary for the repair and for the construction of new tissues. Zinc and copper help prevent signs of aging and estrogens are essential for the elasticity and plumpness of the skin.

As an additional tool on [ comfort zone ] youtube channel is available the  “DIY ACTIVE LIFT MASSAGE, an everyday self-massage technique, inspired by the professional facial, that helps detoxify, oxygenate and lift the skin for visible and long-lasting results. Ten easy steps to maximize the benefits of the Sublime Skin home care treatment and to treat your skin to a mini facial every day.


Skincare products feed and nourish the skin, and for this reason [ comfort zone ] is extremely rigorous about what to put inside its formulas, selecting only the finest natural-origin ingredients, the most advanced high-tech molecules and carrier systems. Every ingredient is consciously chosen to guarantee the maximum efficacy, safety and pleasantness, and each product is created without parabens, mineral oils, artificial colours, sulphates, animal derivatives and MIT. Silicones have been replaced by natural oils and butters, which guarantees the same silkiness and “real beauty” for the skin. The essence of the formulative approach is represented by this symbol, which appears on the packaging of all products. 

The elegant bouquet of floral notes of peony, magnolia and violet leaf harmonize in a base of musk, vetiver and sandalwood.  It interprets and identifies the line with a touch of feminine elegance which celebrates both the natural and technical aspects of the products.