Gold face masks have taken the beauty world by storm over the past few years with celebs, bloggers and skincare junkies raving about the benefits of this ancient beauty treatment. (It is believed that Egyptian queens Cleopatra and Nefertiti went to sleep wearing a gold mask.)
Bahiya Beauty is a South African brand bringing you the highest quality face masks infused with 24k gold.
This is what happens when you trust in the power of gold for your skin and use our Luxury 24K Gold Face Mask regularly:
Get a natural glow
The 24K Gold Mask removes dirt and impurities.
It leaves you with a complexion that is clear and bright, with reduced
Slows down signs of ageing Chemical properties found in gold restore the elasticity in tissues, leaving skin tightened, with less wrinkles and fine lines. It stimulates the production of natural collagen, helping to reduce long-term collagen loss.
Prevents sun damage
Certain particles in gold reduce the production of melanin in the body,
preventing sun damage to your skin.
Treats allergies Gold contains antioxidants, which help increase blood circulation. This leads to a reduction in acne, hyperpigmentation as well as other skin allergies.
Treats inflammation Gold has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammation properties that help oxygen enter into the skin for renewal of the cells. This not only rejuvenates the skin, leaving it radiant looking but also treats ulcers and other skin disorders.
Hydrates and Moisturises Leaving you with smooth, soft and supple skin.
The Luxury 24K Gold Face Mask is packed with other ingredients like; collagen, vitmin B5, Aloe Barbadebsis Leaf Juice, Spinosa Kemel Oil, Vitamin C that work with gold to leave you with beautiful, radiant, youthful skin. The 24K Gold Face Mask is cruelty-free and not tested on animals.
Mmawe Naturals is a Soweto based hair and
skin care brand established by mother and daughter, Maureen and Lebogang
They offer a range of hair, body, and skincare products that are free from harmful chemicals, gentle on the skin and honest to the goodness of nature’s healing properties.
Mmawe was inspired by the spirit of the
family matriarch, (now late great-grandmother) and named after her. The
deep-rooted bond between mothers and daughters, the power of family tradition
and the mother-daughter connection informs the brand’s values.
“We are committed to using only the finest organic ingredients to ensure our customers benefit only the best Mother Nature has to offer. We believe that this lifelong relationship brings wisdom that can be passed from one generation to the next. We created a luxury wellness brand to welcome you to our world of wellness and make you feel part of the family,” says Lebogang.
Mmawe beauty and lifestyle products are made with all-natural ingredients including African Shea Butter and the best essential oils with that will heal you from within and take you on a luxurious journey of self-care.
Asanda Beauty is a skincare and makeup product company founded
by Princess Hector from Imbali Township in Pietermaritzburg – KwaZulu Natal.
She started the company about a year ago, after realising that she had an entrepreneurial spirit and that skincare was close to her heart. Asanda beauty products are currently dispensed through direct sales to clients.
Their product range includes:
Ingredients: fat extract from nut of African shea tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) fatty acids, vitamin E and F and carotene.
Ingredients: Palm leaves and shea tree bark, coconut oil and shea butter
Sibuna by TC is a complete range of skincare, beauty, and wellness products created specifically for ethnic skin. It has been launched by Transparent Clinic, a reputed name in the beauty business for the past fifteen years.
products are now available in South Africa as they are sold and distributed by
The Bellus (details below).
products enrich the beauty of ethnic skin with the following:
by professionals in Spain with quality ingredients, Sibuna products are being
used by women in over twelve countries. It brings you a complete range of
beauty and skin care products to protect, beautify and nourish your skin round
Embrace the beauty of your ethnic skin and heighten it with a skin care regimen that you can follow with these products:
1) Sibuna Deep Cleansing Gel
skin is more sensitive than the skin on the rest of your body and requires to
be cleaned and treated carefully. Sibuna’s Deep cleansing gel is a facial cleanser
that removes dust and makeup from the face wiping it clean. Furthermore:
It purifies and hydrates the skin.
It improves the texture of the skin and tones it.
Refreshes and soothes the skin
Chamomile Extract: It purifies, hydrates, and relaxes the skin.
Cucumber Extract: It regulates water loss and slows down ageing
Hydrolyzed Rice: It improves the skin texture and tones it.
Vegetable Extract: It soothes the skin.
Enriched with vegetable and herbal extracts the Sibuna Deep Cleansing Gel cleanses your skin deep down to its pores and lets it breathe. It will leave your skin smoothened and refreshed after every wash.
2) Sibuna Refreshing Lotion
Refreshing Lotion is an elixir for the beautiful ethnic skin. It provides much
needed nourishment and lives up to its name as it:
regulates water loss hence hydrates the skin
result of its skin rejuvenating properties, the skin breathes and feels
refreshed after an application.
Wash your face
with Sibuna’s Deep Cleansing Gel and then apply Sibuna Refreshing Lotion
anytime during the day for better results.
Chamomile Extract: which smoothens and softens the skin
Extract: it is an antioxidant and it hydrates the skin thus fights ageing.
Pineapple Extract: this enriches the lotion with enzymes which enables it to exfoliate
Extract: It acts as an astringent and reduces acne by reducing oil.
Cornflower Extract: It has anti-inflammatory properties
Extract: It contains an enzyme called papain which renews skin cells thus
smoothening the skin.
Extract: Rich in Vitamin E this extract reverses the signs of ageing on the skin.
Vera: It retains water, as a result, it repairs skin damages and leaves it
moisturized and nourished.
Sibuna’s Refreshing Lotion is not just another regular moisturizer that nourishes the skin but also repairs skin damage, fights signs of ageing, reduces inflammation and leaves your skin smooth and hydrated.
3) Sibuna – Balancing Day Cream
Day Cream contains P-Refinyl® which regulates the production of oil and balances
the level of oil in the skin. It is a perfect Day Cream suited to ethnic skin
reduces the size of pores and regulates oil production in the skin.
* It calms
and brightens the skin.
* It also
acts as a sun repellent and prevents damage from exposure to the sun.
exudes a pleasant aroma and makes your skin fragrant.
* It is
also an astringent and tones the skin.
* P-Refinyl®: It is a multi-action agent that
prevents pore dilation by reducing sebaceous secretions, restoring
keratinization and strengthening the skin.
Extract: It improves skin texture.
* Agrimony extract: This is acquired from Rosacae plant which has
medicinal properties and acts as an astringent.
Extract: It decongests the skin by stimulating blood circulation in the
smallest of blood vessels.
Peppermint Extract: It is a European plant known for its intoxicating aroma. It
retains moisture in the skin thus delaying its ageing.
Extract: Juniper is known or it’s hydrating and nourishing properties. It is
compatible with oily as well as mixed skin.
Vera: It calms the skin and prevents its ageing.
P-Refinyl® enriched Sebuna’s balancing day cream functions as an astringent that prevents pore enlargement as well as protects the skin from sun damage. In tones your skin and leaves it smooth, soft and moisturized.
4) Sibuna- Intensive Night Cream
intensive Night Cream takes care of the skin and helps it recover from damage
while you sleep. It performs the following functions:
It helps skin cells to regenerate.
It retains water and assimilates it into the skin thus keeping it
It purifies the skin and gently exfoliates it.
It keeps the skin moisturized all night
Hydromanil®: It is an innovative ingredient which helps in retaining
water in the skin naturally.
Peelmoist®: This ingredient exfoliates and moisturizes the skin. Its
molecular skin repairs dryness.
Nettle Extract: It detoxifies and purifies the skin. It also regulates
Salicylic Acid: It removes dead skin cells, reduces the pH levels of
the outermost layer of the epidermis and in the process hydrates the skin.
P-Refinyl®: It tightens the skin pores
Ideal for ethnic skin type Sibuna’s Night cream detoxifies, purifies, moisturizes, and tones the skin overnight. It heals the damages the skin suffers through the day, restores and regenerates it while we sleep.
5) Sibuna- BB Cream Dark
BB Cream gives a velvety finish to ethnic skin by:
Hydrating and protecting the skin.
Covering marks and blemishes, correcting skin imperfections which
evens the surface of the skin.
Illuminating the skin.
Serving as a foundation, moisture and sunscreen.
Shea Butter: It moisturizes and nourishes the skin protecting it from
Aloe Vera: Other than retaining water in the skin and repairing it
aloe vera also delays ageing of the skin.
Vitamin E and C: They perform multiple functions: protecting from the
sun, increasing skin elasticity thus preventing wrinkles and reduces scars.
P-Refinyl®: It is known for curbing pore dilation by reducing
sebaceous secretions and strengthening pore walls.
Sibuna’s BB Cream is a multipurpose cream that performs the functions of a foundation, a moisturizer as well as a sunblock for ethnic skin. It not only hides the marks and blemishes on the skin but replaces them with a smooth and shiny coverage that blends with the skin.
6) Sibuna-Revival Mask:
revival mask evens the skin tone and revitalizes it by:
Exfoliating the skin and removing dead cells
Aiding the natural skin renewal process
Enables better penetration and effectiveness of products which are
applied on the skin after the mask.
Pineapple Extract: It is rich in enzymes and exfoliates the skin. Rich
in vitamin C and E it prevents inflammation.
Papaya Extract: It has an enzyme called papain which has decongestant
effects and which brightens and smoothens the skin. It improves the penetration
of other active ingredients.
Sibuna revival mask revitalizes dull and uneven toned ethnic skin. It improves the skin texture and leaves it fresh, repaired and renewed. www.thebellus.co.za
you have ever been confused about finding skincare products that best suit your
skin-type, then you are not alone. With the thousands of products available in
the market today, most of us are left with little choice but to keep trying new
products or trust a handful of brands.
I was searching for skincare product brands with great products to feature in the
magazine for the benefit of the readers, I stumbled upon Basix Skin Care – a South African natural skincare company.
Upon discussions, they suggested that I should try
out their product range and subsequently write an honest review.
reaction was, Oh no! I was even more reluctant when I received a delivery of
the products and read the brochure and indications at the back of the
containers. My initial thought was that these products were for medical skin care
treatments and irrelevant to me, but boy oh boy was I wrong!
One night after
my usual bath, I decided to try out the first product – the Basix skin repair cream + Kigelia Africana
and applied it as a moisturising cream. My whole outlook about the products was
completely altered soon afterwards. It has become my ultimate favourite
skincare routine product. The citrus scent of the cream is quite refreshing and
soothing to the skin.
The Kigelia Africana has smoothened the roughness of my skin
and has helped to deal with the slight breakouts that I usually have just
before my menstrual cycle. It has also helped to relieve the itchiness from
acne. When my skin breaks out, I immediately apply a bit of the cream in the
affected area/s and it provides relief from the skin discomfort and itchiness almost
immediately. I’ve also noticed that the cream helps to clear the skin after
approximately two to three days.
It is a light, creamy lotion that can be worn alone (if your skin is normal to oily) or layered under other moisturizers or oils (if your skin is dry). It’s easily spreadable and sinks in fast for a soft, smooth finish. It felt like a hydrating natural moisturizer spiked with ingredients to brighten my skin tone. The first week of application, I started seeing and feeling the difference on my skin. After two weeks of application, people started noticing and complimented me about my complexion. It is a great product, affordable and has a light, creamy texture and smells good. I have squeezed all the cream out of the container and look forward to using it in the future for many other skin care treatments that the product offers. It works wonders!
The Basix skin repair cream + Macadamia Oil is another great option to deal with itchiness of the skin. I personally tried it out with mosquito bites, and I found it to be a huge relief from the burning and the itchy sensations. I quickly fell in love with the product after discovering what it could do. It has a thick creamy texture than the Kigelia Africana and it is also an affordable product with good aroma.
The Basix Foot Food + Peppermint Oil is a product that really works like magic
with cracked heels. As a jogger, this has helped to relieve pain on my feet
that I would experience at times after an intense run. After a few
applications, I could feel and see the difference. It has a thick, soft, ointment
texture that melts on contact. Your skin consumes it right up as you massage it
around. Anyone who tolerates oils well could use this, and it’s particularly
ideal for sensitive skin. It has a soothing sensation that penetrates the pores
and has an intense minty therapeutic fragrance. It’s quite thick, so you only
need a tiny bit; then it spreads beautifully into a nourishing, protective
layer. This product is really amazing!
For more information about the benefits, indications and the ingredients of the Basix Skin Care products, please head to www.basixskincare.com
The rosehip and the cactus are wild plants that many dismiss
as valueless. However, Mampho Tjabane, Florratt Cosmetics Founder and CEO, found
‘gold’ in them. In 2014, she turned the rosehip and cactus plants into a thriving
business to date. The rosehip, known as “morobei” and the cactus, as “torofeie”
in Lesotho have provided the raw materials for a flourishing international
Mampho, an Electrical Engineer by profession says when she started her business five years ago, all she looked for was something special and unique to separate her from her competitors. She turned to two local plants that have often been regarded as insignificant and made something meaningful out of it. The plants grow abundantly in the Lesotho Mountains.
“Through careful study and experience, I realised that the rosehip
oil can have a soothing effect on human skin, so I began experimenting and
using the product to produce capsules for the skin and hair improvement. I also
began mixing the rosehip oil with other oils extracted from other indigenous
plants to make tissue oil for stretch marks, blemishes, scars to improve skin
moisture levels as well as reducing wrinkles and fine lines. The rosehip oils
have also been used to make lip balms. We also use extracts from the cactus to
produce body creams and glycerines. Other products are made from aloe extracts,”
She says all their materials are harvested in Lesotho and they create employment for many families in the Mountain Kingdom. Mampho also indicates that, ‘according to experts, the rosehip oil offers several benefits when applied externally due to its primary constituents such as essential fatty acids, vitamin E, vitamin C and B-carotene, a form of vitamin A. It also has the anti-aging characteristics due to the antioxidants and the oil’s ability to penetrate deeper layers of skin. The vitamin C antioxidants stimulate collagen production. It also helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.’
Vitamin A improves the skin’s moisture levels and reduces
wrinkles and fine lines. Ultra Violet rays of the sun damage the skin and cause
ageing. This results in wrinkles and discoloration. However, the combination of
properties in rosehip oil seems to combat the damage. The antioxidants and
vitamin A, combined with the oil’s essential fatty acids, help improve skin tone,
texture and pigmentation. The cactus helps to improve the skin, hair and facial
appearance, according to the biochemical experts. It was based on this research
that Mampho launched Florratt Cosmetics.
“I started operating the business from my home in Maseru East in 2014. Today, Florratt has grown in leaps and bounds. We now have Distributors and Consultants in all of Lesotho’s 10 districts as well as in all 9 Provinces in South Africa. The demand for our products has aided the opening of a second factory in Johannesburg, South Africa, where I’m based,” she says.
Florratt Cosmetics currently employs more than 10 full time
workers in that factory. Mampho says the company is a centre of excellence in
the production of high quality natural cosmetic products that meet customers’
needs. The mission of the company is to create results-oriented natural and
scientifically formulated cosmetic products that give the skin and hair a
consistent colour, texture and hydration.
“We have started to rebrand our products to ensure they are sold in tubes. Florratt’s aggressive marketing campaign has resulted to more than 6 000 South Africans and Basotho joining the company to make a living from selling the products. We are also expanding our reach to Distributors in Botswana, Mauritius, India, China, USA and Australia,” says Mampho.