New salon review – Minnelli Body & Skin care in Graanendal

Liza Schoeman is the beautiful, talented therapist who opened her own salon recently in the Graanendal Shopping Centre – Minnelli Body and Skin care. Facebook: @Minnelli.beautysalon I know Liza from when she was a student of mine when I lectured at Isa Carstens Academy in Stellenbosch around 2005. We also saw each other quite regularlyContinue reading “New salon review – Minnelli Body & Skin care in Graanendal”

The simple truth about HYPER-PIGMENTATION.

One of the most common skin care concerns for especially women are hyperpigmentation – or some refer to it as brown marks/patches on their skin (facial area). What are the most common causes? Age (and sun exposure) – Due to years of sun damage you see sun spots/age spots/liver spots appear on sun exposed areasContinue reading “The simple truth about HYPER-PIGMENTATION.”

Skincare must haves for a busy mom

You can spend 100’s of Rands on make up and still be frustrated with the end result if your canvass (your skin) isn’t in a good condition. Some lucky individuals are blessed with a genetically beautiful flawless skin, but most of us need to put in some work – and a couple of good qualityContinue reading “Skincare must haves for a busy mom”

Natural, safe and effective skincare for baby

A friend of mine who also had her first baby at about the same time as me, sent me one of her newly launched baby products to try on Lucas. Vivan BEBE is created with the best natural quality ingredients to help repair, protect, restore and moisturize dry, cracked and irritated skin, containing no chemicals,Continue reading “Natural, safe and effective skincare for baby”

Urban escape at Luna Wellness

Luna wellness is an unexpected oasis in the middle of the suburb Kenridge. When I walked through the doors leading to the wellness clinic I was immediately transported to a world of warmth, relaxation and above all expert skincare. Stephanie (owner and therapist) has 12 years medical skincare experience and I felt it the momentContinue reading “Urban escape at Luna Wellness”

Skincare ingredients that matter

With the overload of skincare products on the market, choosing the right skincare product can become extremely overwhelming and confusing.  I have come to the conclusion that in reality it shouldn’t be confusing – you just need to know WHICH SKINCARE INGREDIENTS actually MATTER and can have a positive impact on your skin.  Once you know WHICHContinue reading “Skincare ingredients that matter”

Sunblock – your cheapest anti-ageing skin product?

A respected medical doctor in the skin care industry recently made this comment, and it stuck with me.  He said that wearing a sunblock every day is your cheapest anti-ageing skin care product.  Some food for thought if you are interested in maintaining your skin health and youth. Approximately 80% of the skin ageing that hasContinue reading “Sunblock – your cheapest anti-ageing skin product?”

Melasma – 5 things you should know.

I have struggled with melasma for about ten years, this should make me a bit of an expert by now!  Here are my top 5 things you should know about melasma… The main cause of melasma is hormones combined with sun exposure. E.g you are on the pill and expose your skin to the sun.Continue reading “Melasma – 5 things you should know.”

Breathing new life into your skin with a pure Oxygen facial @ Ageless Faces

Madonna and Brad Pitt are amongst the celebrity fans of the oxygen facial and apparently it was also popular on the set of “Sex in the city”.  Years ago when I was working as a skin care therapist at celebrity beautician Linda Meredith in Knightsbridge, I used to do loads of oxygen facials.  At the timeContinue reading “Breathing new life into your skin with a pure Oxygen facial @ Ageless Faces”