If 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.

Whilst 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.

My first 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!

Macadamia Oil

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.

Foot Food

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