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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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OPI Feet – Double Coverage Review

Disclaimer : This is not a sponsored review, nor am I affiliated with the following brand/company in anyway.

OPI Feet Double Coverage is a moisturiser formulated specially for feet. This deeply hydrating foot lotion which drenches dry skin with a moisture thanks to a luscious formula enriched with nourishing Shea Butter, Antioxidants and smoothing silicones. This product protects feet from irritation with micronized cotton powder and combats unpleasant odours.

OPI DOUBLE COVERAGE

I don’t know about you, but when I’ve spent long hours on my feet applying makeup to clients faces, especially during the summer when I live in my flip flops my heels take an absolute beating. Dry cracked heels and I over makeup-crazy season are no strangers, and I was at my wits end with my feet being sore.

I bought this cream over December, and it is almost finished now (6 months later) and I was promised it would sort out my heels in no time as long as I applied to my feet every day. I asked the sales lady at Yemaya Spa if she was sure, as I am not a person for creams, especially on my feet and she told me – JUST DO IT – and you will see a difference! I apply the cream once I’ve showered or bathed and let it absorb in my skin for a few minutes before walking around/putting on shoes or socks.

Anyway, true to her word, I did see a difference, almost immediately.

Now, applying foot cream is not something that I would want to do everyday, maybe at most once every second day, but you instantly feel the benefits of this cream and it is absorbed into your skin very quickly. During the cold winter months I’ve started applying this every second to third day as living in thick fluffy socks my feet have remained smooth and hydrated thanks to Double Coverage.

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It leaves your feet feeling soft, smooth and refreshed.

Although this is a little pricey, it lasts forever and I will not be able to go back to any drug store brands or cheap supermarket peppermint foot creams as they simply won’t compare.

I paid R225 for this, and I would gladly do so again.

x missfitz

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