BEAUTY REVIEW: Pradiance Supreme C+ Serum


Serums are an absolute essential in one’s daily beauty routine and I’ve only recently come across Pradiance Supreme C+ Serum Rose Hip Vitamin A, C & E with an incredible texture that feels superbly decadent; here’s why I’m loving this local brand…

“Inspired by the moon and its endless cycle of renewal, the ‘Pradiance Way’ is about the connection to nature and the regenerative power it provides. We consider the 28 day skin cycle, which happens to be the same as the moons’ cycle”

One of the ingredients  in Pradiance Supreme C+ Serum is Kigelia Africana Fruit Powder;  local healers have been treating skin problems for centuries by using the fruit of the Kigelia tree which is high in antioxidants and contains anti inflammatory and antibacterial properties and has the remarkable ability to restore skin’s firmness and improve the elasticity of the skin.

Other ingredients found in the serum is  Sweet Almond oil, which contains Vitamin A to smooth fine lines, Vitamin E and Omega 3 fatty acids to help reduce the UV damage to the skin and zinc, an essential nutrient for healing acne.

Rosehip Oil is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants and important for regenerating skin as well as a wonder oil  for reduction of scars and fine lines.

                         “Good for you and our earth”

To sum up Pradiance Supreme C+ Serum in one sentence – instant relief for my dry skin mature skin with a sublime  texture which  sinks in quickly- and the knowledge it is free of parabens, mineral oils, synthetic chemicals and animal testing and most NB is it is a local brand available online here

R620.00

Let there be light:Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30

dermalogica prisma protect spf30

The reality of living a modern lifestyle is juggling a plethora of ‘to do’ lists, so I’m on the constant lookout for multi-tasking products with active ingredients to help with cell turnover, luminosity, protection from free radicals, UV rays and pollution – in other words, the ultimate beauty cream with a broad spectrum protection SPF30; enter Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30 which covers all of the above and more. Here’s why I’ll be using it this summer:

Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30

Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30 uses a light- activated formula called ‘Intelligent Drone Technology’ to correct visible light into increasing skin luminosity for a natural healthy glow. so imagine, while slathering on your suncream to protect against the sun’s damaging rays, it’s also working at a deeper level to brighten your skin and promote radiance. The encapsulated active ingredients corrects your skin cells to optimise potency as well as increasing collagen production resulting in a healthy plump looking skin. Not too shabby hey!

Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30

Here’s a quick load down on some more ingredients, a habit I got into from magazine days where I’d scrutinise each ingredient, at times a daunting and scary task when one reads what we put on to our skin sometimes, but knowing Dermalogica products are gluten-free, paraben-free, vegan, fragrance-free and cruelty free it’s more of an indulged ‘need to know’ scrutiny, so here goes:

Saccharide Isomerate is a 100% natural and plant-based compound which locks in moisturise for way longer than any other humectants do.

Camellia Sinesis Leaf Extract, commonly known as green tea (and is the most researched natural ingredient,) is an anti-oxidant, UV protective and a great choice for rosacea, acne and atopic dermatitis.

Geraniol a common fragrance ingredient found in rose oil, geranium, lemon and other essential oils, so subtle as in barely there.

Propanediol is a natural alternative for the often used propylene glycol; it improves skin moisture and boosts preservation efficacy.

An oil-based soluble chemical sunscreen called Homosalate, protects against UVB rays.

Dimethicane, a silicone used for a silky smooth feeling, works at filling in fine lines and wrinkles and works as a protective barrier.

Glycerin is also found in our own skin and is a natural moisturiser.

Scalerilide or commonly known as sage, maintains an even pigmentation free skin tone.

Dermalogica comes with a unique attitude to their products where they are keen to optimise skin health and fitness; no wonder they have a cult following! I’m excited to try out Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30, how about you – have you tried it yet?

Available at Dermalogica spas and online here

ZAR1099

Dermalogica Prisma Protect SPF30

That’s it for this wintery Wednesday –

Happy day!

Cath

REVIEW: NIVEA Q10 PlusC Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Skin Sleep Cream

Nivea Q10PlusC Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Skin Sleep Cream

C THE DIFFERENCE

When I read about NIVEA Q10plusC Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Skin Sleep Cream’s high dose of Vitamin C (and at the affordable price of R169,99!) I had to try it. Despite knowing when ingested, very little Vitamin C reaches the skin, I’m still an avid vitamin popper and incorporating Vitamin C, a highly effective anti oxidant into my skincare regime seems to be the answer to maintaining healthy skin. Here’s what I thought of the star product from NIVEA’s new Q10plusC range:

NIVEA Q10plusC Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Skin Sleep Cream contains two powerful antioxidants Co-Enzyme Q10 and Vitamin C, (it doesn’t state how much Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) it contains on the packaging, but as it is one of the first top ingredients listed means it’s not too shabby), that work while your are sleeping. Beiersdorf research studies of skin cells show that this formula combination helps increase skins ability to absorb up to 50% more oxygen, which in turn stimulates energy production needed for cells to repair and regenerate.

Nivea Q10PlusC Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Skin Sleep Cream

Because we lead busy stressful lifestyles our skin tends to suffer by looking dull and tired. Sadly, as we age everything slows down including the production of collagen and Q10, a substance where your cells produce energy needed for cell growth and maintenance. So thank heaves for this super combo of anti-aging ingredients to give skin a ‘pick me up’ after a night’s sleep!

Vitamin C, an essential nutrient for overall health, applied topically increases collagen formation and reduces the effects of free radicals, helping to maintain a healthy skin. Q10, a molecule essential to energy production, supports important processes in the cells like cell regeneration to collagen synthesis. So come morning time your skin will look super rested and radiant!

Nivea Q10PlusC Anti-Wrinkle + Energy Skin Sleep Cream

I loved the lightweight cream spreading easily and absorbing quickly into my face and neck. And how cool is the aluminium tube making it super easy to squish out every last drop. It is 100% air tightpackaged, essential to potent ingredients specifically vitamin C, as it is relatively unstable and tends to degrade faster the more exposed to light and air.

The nozzle is small allowing a little amount to come out which is all you need! This should last you a month or two (I know peeps say three months but I love using products on my face and neck so it lasted me two months and at an affordable price I’ll be sure to buy it again!

Have you tried it yet? Let me know your thoughts

Happy Day