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Introducing The Ordinary Skincare Company

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.

Plain Ordinary - Moisturising Balm - R329.00 online

Plain Ordinary – Moisturising Balm – R329.00 online

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
  • Psoriasis
  • 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.

Extra Ordinary - Night Cream - R306.00 online

Extra Ordinary – Night Cream – R306.00 online

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Rain Biologie Intense Hydration

Being a Rain Ranger (I have a badge to prove it after going into the Plantbos forest with them) we were given a present for attending. This being a part of their Biologie range the Coconut & Shea Intense Hydration Cream. I have been using this since the start of winter 3 times a week all over to stop the winter dryness setting in and I am absolutely loving it! There is also no sight or feeling of winter dry skin which makes me incredibly happy!Rain Ranger

Coconut + Shea Intense Hydration

Coconut + Shea Intense Hydration

The cream contains Aloe Ferox, Tangerine and Sesame Oil which is formulated specifically for dry skin but it also promotes toning and stimuates and restores the mineral content of the skin. It is perfect for a shoulder rub when you are lucky enough to have someone give you one or to give one to someone you love. A little really goes a long way and I will defintely be stocking up on this bad boy once I have finished it.

The product retails for R169.00 and you can purchase it either at the Rain Day Spa in Swellendam, Cavendish Square Day Spa or at the Rain shop at the V&A Waterfront or online here. I visited the store at the V&A for the first time last week and all I can say is that it is beautiful and smells amazing, I also did some stocking up and can’t wait to try all the spoils I got myself! The Coconut & Shea Intense Hydration would also be a perfect present for someone who is need of some pampering as its a real spoil!

Don’t forget to check out Rain’s website, Facebook and Twitter @Rain_Africa

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Disclaimer: This product was given to me in a goodie bag after attending an event. This has in no way altered my view of the product in anyway. 

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