A couple of months ago I was invited to the launch of the Ordinary Skincare Company for South African retailers after being an established and excellent brand overseas in the United Kingdom, the fact that the forelady is South African and uses South African ingredients, it only makes sense for the extra ordinary products be available on South African soil. The products being made locally in new facilities in Cape Town to pharmaceutical industry GMP standards. The mission from Aesthetic Medicine expert and the ever so passionate founder of the Ordinary Skincare Company, Dr. Claire Jamieson knew that issues surrounding sensitive skin and products made to help them were not delivering effective or long term results due to excessive ingredients which cause multiple reactions rather than results. With having personal experiences of her daughter suffering from long term eczema she was driven to find a solution to help and compiled a range using only the most natural ingredients and ensured that these were placed into ordinary crisp white hygienic, recycable packaging.
The plant oils and extracts used in the range are carefully selected in order to deliver effective results. Keeping to the core philosophy of Ordinary Skincare Company,, they use five African botanicals, being:
- Aloe Ferox
- Olive Oil
- Grapeseed Oil
- Shea Butter
- Green Rooibos Leaf Extract
All of the above products boast moisturising, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects when applied to the skin. This results in having skin being smooth, supple and healthy.
The range consists of two parts: Plain Ordinary and Extra Ordinary.
The Plain Ordinary Range includes one product, the Moisturising Balm which is the solution for any dry sensitive skin. This product is on a mission to hydrate and is safe to be used everywhere on the body from head to heel, even for the most sensitive skins. It plainly is moisture in a tub as it contains no perfume, preservatives, emulsifiers, petrochemicals, heavy metals, essential oils or mineral oils. It rapidly is absorbed by the skin and leaves a long lasting, smooth and silky feel to the skin. It can be used for, but not limited to:
- To keep your pout soft and kissable and avoiding dry chapped lips
- Post sun care
- Cracked heels
- Chapped hands
- Eczema affected areas
- Razor burn
- Moisturiser for the delicate skin of the face and neck.
The Extra Ordinary Range is designed for daily use as indicated includes a Night Cream, a Day Cream and a Day Cream with SPF 30 all products are for dry, sensitive, hardworking skin to be applied in the morning or evening as indicated to the face and hand area. To greatly reduce dry skin and promote supple texture which will also reduce the ageing. There are no harsh chemicals, petrochemicals or colourants in the range and the products are designed to boost your skin vitality when used consecutively.
All products made by Ordinary Skincare Company are cruelty free and are never tested on animals except for the group of people who are part of Ordinary Skincare Company and the brand can be promoted as being entirely vegan. This is due to the fact that none of the products in the range contain any animal by-products and they are easy on the environment with their friendly recyclable containers. What is not to love?
Disclaimer: I went to this event in March 2014 and received the products as a gift. This has in no way altered my view of the brand in anyway whatsoever.