After 25 years in the industry, Elemis knows a thing or two about combining nature, science and aromatics to create a skincare line with products for every condition. They also know that dry, thirsty skin needs special attention, which is why they created a whole range to hydrate skin and relieve dryness. The Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30 Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream With SPF 30 (1) helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in 14 days. Plus this cream has been formulated with a revolutionary blend of sunscreen to offer superior protection from our harsh winter sun. Read on to find out how to WIN.
Lulu & Marula
We adore Lulu & Marula’s all-natural skincare products, handmade with care in South Africa. Their Nourishing Treatment Oil, R380 (2), is perfect for normal, dry, mature and damaged skin types. Featuring a mix of super-oils, like marula, red raspberry and argan, one application of this rich and potent oil will deeply hydrate your facial skin, leaving it soft, smooth and glowing.
The famous beauty therapy hub has its own line of products, which means you can take that spa experience home all the time. Designed for skin that needs more moisture, the Sorbet Hydro Skin Night Cream, R150 (3), targets tired, dehydrated skin, bringing it back to life with new brilliance.
This needs no fancy introduction as it’s a favourite among South Africans, and for good reason. But besides using it to prevent and minimise scars, and improve dark marks and skin tone, Bio-Oil is one of the best products to use on very dry skin – even on your face. Apply after showering and feel the difference to dry skin immediately. You can find it in all leading pharmacies and retail stores.
Soil, based in KwaZulu-Natal, makes an eco-ethical range of products which feature 100% certified organic essential oils, organic massage oil blends and bodycare products. When your skin is feeling parched, simply spritz a bit of this Organic Lemongrass Hydrosol, R30. It has a woody, lemony scent that will leave your skin feeling fresh and hydrated.
The local brand believes in providing you with health-giving properties by harnessing the best of nature with science. The Ruby Marine Overnight Hydrating Mask, R445 (4), with wildflower honey and marula oil soothes and hydrates your skin while you sleep.
Born out of a love for nature, Oh-Lief’s range of products are all natural and made with certified organic ingredients. The Olive Hand and Facial Wax (5), featuring evening primrose and jojoba and apricot kernel oil, offers an intensive moisture treatment for dry skin.
Africology offers a luxury, natural and eco-friendly skincare range, fragranced only with pure essential oils. This Tissue Oil, R270 (6), helps to soothe minor burns and irritated skin, and is an excellent all-over body oil to hydrate skin and prevent stretch marks.
Beaucience uses only natural formulations and organic ingredients to create unique products that help minimise and delay the effects of ageing. Their Hydrating Cleansing Gel, R225, from Absolute Skin, is perfect for our winters, as it removes dead skin cells and soothes dry, rough skin. It also reduces pigmentation spots and makes fine lines and scars less noticeable, while avocado oil and evening primrose oil help to moisturise skin.
Developed by the makers of Bio-Oil, Lipidol’s premise is based on lipids – oils produced by the skin. By using oils in daily skincare, you help your skin maintain its natural way of working, resulting in skin that’s balanced, problem-free and radiates with good health. After having a warm shower or bath, lock in moisture by applying the After Shower Oil, R90.95, from Clicks.
Lush’s moisturisers are the product of over 30 years of research, development and experience. They have a wide range of moisturises available, each tailored to suit a variety of needs depending on diet, lifestyle and climate. Their Full of Grace serum bar, R185, is made with a concentrated blend of moisturising murumuru and cupuacu butters to hydrate skin, and rose oil to relieve irritations.