I’m so excited to tell you about RITES Skin Solution – a South African skincare range created for teenagers and tweens.
It’s fun and practical to use, and the products are well priced too. The range was developed by Futurethis (the same company that owns the distribution rights in SA for skincare brands QMS & Team Dr. Joseph) while working closely with a dermatologist.
Teen & tween skin can be tricky to deal with. Often, most skin issues are related to diet, hygiene, emotions and internal body changes that manifest into skin issues.
I also love the brands ethos that says it’s okay to have a pimple, that the world is not perfect and that photoshopping images or adding a filter to your pic’s are really not what life is all about. The range is also cruelty free (not tested on animals) and dermatologically tested.
I got Miyo, my 15-year-old daughter (almost 16 – she insisted I add that) to try the range for a month and report back.
Miyo’s skin is normal / combination and her T-panel tends towards oily. She has the odd breakout, but since becoming vegetarian two years ago, her skin issues have all but disappeared. I must add that she eats a very healthy diet, surfs 3 x a week, doesn’t drink any soda or juice, and steers away from sweets. Because of this, her skin is in tip top condition.
Foam Fighter Foaming Face Wash (R180 for 100ml) – BUY
“It made my skin feel so clean and didn’t dry it out” – Miyo
This gentle yet very effective foam cleanser removes oil and dirt leaving the skin sparklingly clean. It’s also antibacterial and non-comedogenic (won’t clog pores) too. I think the fact that it’s a foam makes it far more appealing for younger skins as often, more creamy formulations can make the skin feel oilier after a cleanse – especially with teenage skin. Ingredient wise it contains Aloe Vera to reduce acne & infection (Aloe Vera is an excellent anti-inflammatory), tea tree that has antiseptic qualities, and Willow Bark extract to help with exfoliation and keeping pores clean.
The Fresh Crusader Toner Face Wipes (R180 for 20) – BUY
“My skin felt really fresh & clean after using them. I also like that they have no fragrance.” – Miyo
These are so nifty!
Miyo likes that you can use them after cleansing, during the day at school, after surfing, or when her skin is feeling & looking a tad too shiny. These have become her must-have beauty item.
Power Powder Exfoliating Powder (R180 for 50g) – BUY
“It definitely helped with breakouts & blackheads and I like how clean my skin feels after using it.” – Miyo
Miyo LOVES my Dermalogica Microfoliant, and this product is pretty similar. You decant a little powder into the palm of your hand and add a little water to create a paste of sorts. You then work it into the skin, like you would an exfoliator. When Miyo uses it, she concentrates on her chin, nose and forehead – where she tends to get some congestion with blackheads. It is really great at unblocking pores and leaves the skin feeling smooth.
Disappearing Act Spot Control Gel (R150 for 20ml) – BUY
“I used this on a pimple and it disappeared within two days.” – Miyo
This spot control gel has been such a winner, even my hubby uses it from time to time (much to Miyo’s irritation). It contains ingredients that zap blemishes, unclog pores and helps prevent their re-appearance.
Control Freak SPF30 Moisturiser (R280 for 50ml) – BUY
“This day cream moisturised my skin very nicely. It also has an SPF which is so important.” – Miyo
Miyo uses this every morning after washing her face. It’s super lightweight, absorbs very quickly and doesn’t leave a shine on the skin. It won’t clog pores and helps reduce blemishes too.
Smart Hydrator Repair Moisturiser (R220 for 50ml) – BUY
“It left my skin moisturised and smooth. It absorbs well and isn’t greasy.” – Miyo
Miyo uses this intensely hydrating, non-sticky or oily moisturiser at night. It works to help you regain control over blemish-prone skin, assisting the skin to produce new, healthier skin cells from within.
Vitality Champion Vita Skin Capsules (R210 for 15-day supply) – BUY
“The packaging is great because when I sleep out, I don’t need to carry around bottles of tablets.” – Miyo
To keep skin healthy, you also need to look after it from the inside. Each pack contains 15 capsules and gels that combine essential multi vitamins and oils (omega 3) that help prevent acne & inflammation, promote healing, regulate oil production and balance out teenage hormones.
Smooth Operator Lip Balm (R45) – BUY
“I had dry lips & immediately after using this balm they were soft & smooth.” – Miyo
This balm intensively hydrates dry & chapped lips, making them instantly feel & look better.
Win a full RITES Skin Solution skincare hamper valued at R1445 containing all the products mentioned above.
To enter, leave a comment below this post telling me why & who (could be a son, daughter, niece or nephew) you’d like to win this for.
Unless you’re a teen, then tell me why you’d like to win it for yourself 🙂
Please ensure you include your email address (only I can see it), so I can contact you, should you be the winner.
The winner will be announced on In My Bag’s Facebook page (follow here) next week Friday 25 October 2019.
This giveaway is only open to South African residents.
*This blog post is sponsored by Rites Skin Solutions*