I’m always trying out new products. Some exceed my expectations, while others can be quite underwhelming. The four I’m chatting about today I absolutely adore and am pretty damn sure you will too. All four are real treats for the skin. They all deliver on their claims, and are relatively inexpensive – given how fantastic they are.

Mixa Anti-Dryness Body Lotion For Dry Skin – R59.95

Mixa is a French pharmacy brand that was created in 1924 to help soothe skin irritations. Today the brand is renowned abroad for their effective, skin-respecting products. Mixa believes that even sensitive skin can be cared for and comforted. The brand launched in South Africa about a month ago and I was lucky enough to get a hamper of products to try. I’ve only managed to try one body lotion thus far, but boy-oh-boy am I impressed!

The Mixa Anti-Dryness Body Lotion For Dry Skin (R59.95 for a 400ml) contains a range of really great ingredients like Coriander Oil to maintain hydration; Panthenol to soothe and repair; Urea to maintain and regulate epidermis hydration; Vitamin E for its antioxidant properties; Oat Milk that improves hydration levels in the skin while soothing discomfort linked to dry skin; Cold Cream to hydrate and protect the skin and Allantoin that repairs, regenerates and moisturises while soothing sensitive skin. I find the older I get, the drier the skin on my body becomes. I need to use a body lotion after I shower to keep my skin feeling soft and smooth. What I LOVE about this moisturiser is that it it leaves my skin feeling nourished, supple, comfortable and soft. It is not greasy at all, Paraben free, and is dermatologically tested for dry and sensitive skin. Best of all is that the formula has a very slight fragrance, but you can hardly smell it, so it won’t fight with your scent. You’ll find the Mixa range of products at all major retailers.

Vichy LiftActiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector – R520

Over 35 years of age? Your skin looking dull or tired? If yes, you need a Topical antioxidant. These formulas are so important for the skin because they protect against environmental stressors like pollution, UV rays and smoke – working to neutralize unstable molecules that can wreak havoc on the skin. I was thrilled when Vichy launched their LiftActiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector (R520) as it contains a whopping 15% pure Vitamin C – essential to promote collagen synthesis and to protect against UV damage. In addition, the formula also contains a powerful selection of other active ingredients like Vitamin E, Maritime Pine polyphenols and fragmented Hyaluronic Acid (excellent for dehydrated skin).

This skin corrector should be used over a period of 10 days – 3 to 4 times a year – during periods when your skin looks dull and exhausted (Change of season, when your workload is crazy, when there’s nutritional imbalances, before Important lfe events, when the skin is sun-stressed, or if you live in a city where pollution is an issue). The formulas fast acting solution makes skin look more radiant, less tired looking, smoother and revitalized.

To use, you simply put 4 or 5 drops of the product in the morning onto the palms of the hand and apply with fingertips to a clean, dry skin. You’ll notice the formula penetrates quickly and doesn’t leave skin shiny.

Tip: It’s best to use antioxidant formulas in the day, as this is when your skin needs protection from pollution, UV rays etc. Also, topical antioxidants can actually make your sunscreen even more effective.

Bioderma Sensibio H20 – R219.95

Bioderma Sensibio H20 (R219.95 for a 250ml and R319.95 for a 500ml) is hands down my favourite cleansing water.

Did you know it was the first EVER cleansing water and launched way before Micellar waters became so hugely popular? It’s such an iconic product that one bottle is sold every 2 seconds in the world.

The idea for the product came about when Bioderma set out to develop a cleansing product that would eliminate dirt, excess sebum, pollution residue, and all traces of makeup – even waterproof from the skin without damaging it, in a simple step that required no rinsing.

It was Bioderma who invented the micellar water when they discovered that at a very specific concentration cleansing agents group together and form micelles.

What makes the formula so good? The formula is inspired by the skin with unequalled makeup removing power and tolerance. It cleanses, removes makeup, soothes, decongests, hydrates and brings freshness to the skin.

I use mine in the morning to refresh my skin, and again in the evening to remove my makeup. While it’s made for sensitive, reactive and fragile skin that gets irritated by the simple rub of a cotton pad, but everyone can use it.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray With Aloe, Cucumber And Green Tea – R250

I love facial sprays, especially those that invigorate the skin. The new Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber and Green Tea (R250) ticks all the boxes a great facial spray should. It works to revive dull, tired skin with an infusion of nutrient-rich botanicals and cucumber essential water. Aloe Vera and Cucumber – both rich in essential vitamins and minerals – deliver a cooling boost of hydration as Green Tea provides antioxidant protection. I use mine in the mornings, to wake my skin up and throughout the day when when my skin needs a boost. You can also mist it over your makeup to give your skin a dewy finish. Check out the great range of Mario Badescu products HERE.

GIVEAWAY

Win all four of these incredible products!

I’m giving one reader the chance to win a hamper containing all four products valued at R1150

To enter, leave a comment below answering these 4 questions:

  • At what age should I start using the Vichy LiftActiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector?
  • Name one of the ingredients contained in the Mixa Anti Dryness Body Lotion.
  • Who invented Micellar Water?
  • Name one ingredient in the Mario Badescu Facial Spray

 Please ensure you include your email address (only I can see it), so I can contact you, should you be the winner. I’ll announce the winners name on Monday 9 April on In My Bag’s Facebook page (FOLLOW HERE)

105 comments

Great giveaway as always!
1. 35
2. Oat Milk
3. Bioderma
4. Aloe Vera

* 35 Years.
* Vitamin E for its antioxidant properties.
* It was Bioderma who invented the micellar water .
* Cucumber.

omg thts a lovly giveaway 😍😍🤞🤞
answers for the questions r :
1. 35
2. Oat Milk
3. Bioderma
4. Aloe Vera

1. 35 and over…
2. Coriander Oil
3.Bioderma
4.Cucumber

Thank you for the opportunity to win this wonderful products I enjoyed reading this review ❤❤❤❤❤
1) At 35 years old
2) Coriander Oil
3)Bioderma
4) Cucumber

1. 35
2. Oat Milk
3. Bioderma
4. Aloe Vera

– 35 years old
– Urea
– Bioderma
– Green Tea

Answers below:
1) Over 35 years of age.
2) Panthenol to soothe and repair.
3) Bioderma who invented the micellar water.
4) Green tea.

#1. 35
#2. Oat Milk
#3. Bioderma
#4. Aloe Vera

~ 35yrs and over
~ Vitamin E
~ Bioderma
~ Cucumber

35 years
Oat Milk
Bioderma
Cucumber

What a cool giveaway for a Mother Day pressie!
1. 35
2. Oat Milk
3. Bioderma
4. Aloe Vera

These products sound perfect for my sensitive skin.
1. 35 and over
2. Coriander Oil
3. Bioderma
4. Cucumber

💓 Over 35
💓 Coriander oil
💓 Bioderma
💓 Aloe

Holding thumbs!

Hi there 👋🏽

1. 35 years +
2. Coriander Oil
3. Bioderma
4. Aloe

35 and over 💁🏼‍♀️
vitamin E and Oat Milk
Boiderma (I use the acne range and it’s so good)
Green Tea 🍵

35 years
Coriander oil
Bioderma
Aloe vera

Thirty Five
Oat Milk
Bioderma
Aloe Vera

1. Age 35 and over
2. Oat milk
3. Bioderma
4. Aloe Vera

1. 35
2. Coriander Oil
3. Bioderma
4. Cucumber

¤ over 35 years of age
¤ coriander oil
¤ Bioderma
¤ cucumber

• 35 Years.
• Vitamin E.
• Bioderma.
• Aloe Vera.

1. 35
2. Oat milk
3. Bio derma
4. Cucumber

35 years
Coriander oil
Bioderma
Aloe vera

1. 35 and up
2. Coriander oil
3. Bioderma
4. Aloe vera

One of my friends bought me the Bioderma from Paris, and it’s awesome. Also, living the CT, I love that it’s “drought friendly”

1. 35
2. Coriander Oil
3. Bioderma
4. Green Tea

1. Over 35
2. Coriander Oil
3. Bioderma
4. Green Tea

❣️ 35 years +
❣️Coriander Oil
❣️Bioderma
❣️Aloe

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1. 35 and over
2. Urea
3. Bioderma
4. Tea tree

💛. 35
💛. Oat Milk
💛. Bioderma
💛. Aloe Vera

💮 Over 35 Years of age
💮 Oat Milk
💮 Bioderma
💮 Green Tea

* 35 Years.
* Vitamin E for its antioxidant properties.
* It was Bioderma
* Cucumber

Thanks for this post! You keep teaching me on insta!!!!

Answers are:

🌸 35 and over
🌸 Coriander Oil
🌸 Bioderma
🌸 Cucumber

– 35
– Coriander oil
– Bioderma
– Cucumber

🤗❤️

Hi,

1. 35
2. Oat milk
3. Bioderma
4. Aloe

1) 35 years old.
2) Vitamin E.
3) Bioderma.
4) Cucumber.

I am always learning a lot about skincare and where to get the best products from your blog.
1. Over 35 years.
2.Oats milk.
3.Bioderma.
4. Green tea.
Have a great weekend.

1 – 35 and over
2 – Coriander oil
3 – Bioderma
4 – Green tea

What an awesome giveaway!

– 35 years old
– Coriander oil
– Bioderma
– Aloe
🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻🤞🏻

Awesome giveaway!

–🌼 after 35 years of age
–🌼coriander oil
–🌼bioderma
–🌼green tea

My skin so needs a refreshing 🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼🌼

35 (which I am 🙈)
coriander oil (who would have thought)
Bioderma (hubby is funny enough a big fan and so is my dermatologist, also a man👨)
Green tea 🌿

•35 years old
•Oat Milk
•Bioderma
•Green Tea

1. 35
2. Oat Milk
3. Bioderma
4. Aloe Vera

1. 35
2. Oat Milk
3. Bioderma
4. Green tea

Great review – I would love to try these!
1. 35 and over
2. Oat milk
3. Bioderma
4. Green tea

🌿🌿🌿

1. 35
2. Oat Milk
3. Bioderma
4. Aloe Vera

1). From 35 years
2) Coriander Oil
3)Bioderma
4) Cucumber

1. 35 and over (would make a lovely gift for my mom)
2. Coriander oil
3. Bioderma (never tried it, but my garnier is almost finished)
4. Green Tea 🍵

1.You should use Vichys skin corrector after 35. 2. MIXA contains Urea 3.Bioderma created the Micellar water. 4. Aloe Vera is an ingredient.

❤️ 35 years or older
❤️ Pathenol to soothe & repair
❤️ Bioderma
❤️ Green Tea

35
Urea
Bioderma
Cucmber

Awesome

35 years and older
Urea
Bioderma
Green tea

Lovely

35 Years and older
Urea
Bioderma
Green tea

35 plus
Oatmilk
Bioderma
Cucumber

35 +
Green Tea
Oatmilk
Bioderma

Coriander oil
After 35
Bioderma
Green tea

35 years
Coriander Oil
Bioderma
Cucumber
Great review read!

Awesome prize!
35
Vitamin E
Bioderma
Green Tea

1.Over 35 years of age
2.Coriander Oil
3.Bioderma
4.Aloe Vera

35 and over
Vitamin E
Bioderma
Cucumber

Over 35
Panthenol
It was Bioderma who invented the micellar water
Tea tree oil

•35
•oat milk
•Bioderma
•Aloe Vera

1. 35
2. Oat Milk
3. Bioderma
4. Green Tea

.B35
.Coriander Oil
.Bioderma
.Cucumber

What an amazing hamper 😍🙌🏻💫
1. 35
2. Coriander Oil
3. Bioderma
4. Aloe Vera

1. 35 years +
2. Coriander Oil
3. Bioderma
4. Aloe
P.S. Great post. I had no idea Mario Badescu was available in SA. Now I know what I’ll be getting on my birthday. Thanks for the info 🙂

1) 35 years old
2) Coriander Oil
3) Bioderma
4) Cucumber

Coriander oil
Over 35 yrs
Bioderma
Cucumber
❤️❤️❤️ Good products for sensitive skin.

~ 35 years
~ Coriander oil
~ Bioderma
~ Cucumber
🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸

4 fabulous products!
1. Over the age of 35
2. Coriander Oil to maintain hydration
3. Bioderma
4. Green Tea

1. 35
2. Urea
3. Bioderma
4. Aloe

1. 35
2. Coriander oil
3. Bioderma
4. Green tea

1. 35 years of age
2. Oat Milk
3. Bioderma
4. Aloe Vera

Never used Bioderma before, would love to win this awesome giveaway to test

Happy Easter

1. 35 years of age
2. Oat Milk
3. Bioderma
4. Aloe Vera

Never used Bioderma or any of these amazing products before, would love to win this awesome giveaway to test

Happy Easter

1. 35 and over…
2. Coriander Oil
3.Bioderma
4.Cucumber

1. 35
2. Panthenol
3. Bioderma
4. Aloe

1. 35
2. Oat Milk
3. Bioderma
4. Aloe Vera

1. 35
2. Vitamin E
3. Bioderma
4. Aloe Vera

– 35 years old (which i turned today 🙂
– coriander oil
– Bioderma
– cucumber

1. 35 years
2. Oat Milk
3. Bioderma
4. Aloe Vera

35
VITAMIN E
Bioderma
Green Tea

1. You should start using it when you’re 35 and over. I’m just a few months away!
2. Vitamin E for its antioxidant properties
3. Biodema invented it
4. Cucumber

This hamper sounds like a dream! ❤

1) 35 years and over
2) Coriander oil
3) it was invented by Bioderma
4) Green Tea

35 and over
Coriander Oil
Bioderma
Green Tea

I’d love to win this awesome loot!

* 35 Years.
* Vitamin E for its antioxidant properties.
* It was Bioderma who invented the micellar water .
* Cucumber.

I need all these things!
1) Over 35 years of age (so, 35 and up)
2) Coriander oil
3) Bioderma
4) Green tea

1. 35 and over
2. Coriander Oil
3. Bioderma
4. Cucumber

Literally CAN NOT wait to try Mixa, super excited about their local launch. The answers you were looking for:
1 🙂 Over 35 years of age.
2 🙂 Urea
3 🙂 Bioderma invented the micellar water
4 🙂 Green tea extract
Thank you for the opportunity to enter, keeping my fingers crossed. Toes as well.

1. 35
2. Oat Milk
3. Bioderma
4. Cucumber

* 35 Years.
* Vitamin E for its antioxidant properties.
* It was Bioderma who invented the micellar water .
* Cucumber.

35 +
coriander oil
bioderma
greentee

1. 35 Years.
2. Oat Milk
3. Bioderma
4. Cucumber.

35 years and older
Coriander Oil
Bioderma
Aloe Vera

1. At the age of 35
2. Oat Milk
3. Bioderma
4. Cucumber

1. 35 years
2. Vitamin E for its antioxidant properties
3. Bioderma
4. Cucumber

1.OVer the age of 35
2.Corriander Oil Maintains Hydration
3. Bioderma
4.Aloe

#1. 35
#2. Oat Milk
#3. Bioderma
#4. Aloe Vera

1. From 35 onwards
2. Coriander Oil
3. Bioderma
4. Cucumber
♥️

1. Over 35
2. Cold Cream
3. Bioderma
4. Green Tea 🍵

1. 35 years +
2. Coriander Oil
3. Bioderma
4. Aloe

1. 35 years and older
2. Coriander Oil
3. Bioderma
4. Cucumber

1. 35 Years
2. Coriander Oil
3. Bioderma
4. Green Tea

1. 35
2. Coriander oil
3. Bioderma
4. Cucumber

1. Over 35 ( I’ts my birthday today and turned 36 🙂
2. Coriander Oil ( My all time favorite Herb)
3. Bioderma
4. Cucumber

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