It’s no secret that I have so much love for the proudly local, organic brand, Skin Creamery.
Last year, I introduced you to their brilliant ‘Everyday Cream’ that can be used on both face and body. You can read the post HERE.
Today, I’m so, SO excited to showcase the brand’s two newest products: a hydrating facial oil, and an innovative facial cleansing powder. To say that I’m OBSESSED with both is an understatement! I can’t imagine my life without them. Best of all, each product retails for under R300!
First up is the Facial Hydrating Oil (R285 for a 60ml) – BUY HERE, made using a blend of certified organic baobab, jojoba and Kalahari melon seed oils. Aside from the divine, comforting smell, this oil nourishes the skin and smoothes fine lines, giving it a dewy, radiant glow. It is also suitable for all skin types, uses only certified organic ingredients and is hypoallergenic.
Jojoba oil, once fully absorbed into the skin acts as a cleanser from within by penetrating deep into the follicle, clearing out any blockages in the pores. In addition, it also acts as an anti-inflammatory, soothing reactive skin and relieving symptoms of eczema and psoriasis.
Marula Oil is loaded with antioxidants and essential fatty acids like omegas 6 and 9, which hydrate the skin and protect it from external aggressors.
Kalahari melon seed oil is renowned for its regenerating properties, and because it contains large amounts of phytosterols, it maintains the barrier function of the skin.
The way you apply it is quite unique (I’ve never used a facial oil in this way before) – Apply 2 (I use 3 or 4) drops of oil to wet hands and massage into skin. The oil molecules break down when mixed with water, so literally melt into the skin, leaving no oily residue.
When I use the oil at night, I don’t even need an additional night cream. During the day, all I find I need is my sunscreen – again, this oil nourishes my skin so beautifully, I don’t need an additional moisturiser. I nearly passed out when I saw that this baby retails for a very affordable R285 AND it’s packaged in actual glass!
The Cleansing Facial Powder (R240 for 40 grams) BUY HERE reminds me a bit of the Bobbi Brown Buffing grains, only it’s far more reasonable, and kinder to the environment because it doesn’t contain polyethylene (plastic) beads. This beauty contains only natural herbs and minerals that cleanse, purify and exfoliate the skin, without drying it out.
You can use it one of three ways:
- As a daily cleanser, but you need to remove your make-up first. Simply add a few drops of water to form a paste and gently massage onto the skin.
- As an exfoliator, twice a week by combining it with your cleanser, or using it alone, as directed.
- As a restorative face mask – just add raw honey, apply to the skin and allow it to work its magic for 10 minutes.
I like using mine twice a week as an exfoliator after I’ve washed my skin with a gentle cleanser or oil. I love how soft my skin feels after using it.
A close up of the powder, before adding water
After adding water, the powder turns into a paste
The formula contains Calcium Bentonite, a mineral rich clay that absorbs excess oil without drying the skin. Baobab fruit powder, high in Vitamin C has been added to fight ageing and boost collagen and elastin production. Buchu, an indigenous fynbos herb, brings its incredible anti bacterial properties to the formula and is responsible for the unique scent. Lastly, finely crushed, micro granules of macadamia nut shell give this powder it’s all-natural exfoliating super powers. Again, the packaging takes my breath away and is real glass. For the price of just R240, it’s a steal.
To read more about Skin Creamery, checkout www.skincreamery.co.za
Obviously I’m giving both products away to one lucky reader to try. To enter, leave a comment below this post in the comments section telling me why you’d like to try these two products. Please ensure you leave your email (only I can see it) so I can contact you, should you be the winner. The winner will be notified by email next week Wednesday 16 March 2016.