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Winter Cures : Red Noses and Dry Lips

I’ve been sick for over a month. Blocked nose, sore throat, coughing and to make matters worse it only gets worse when it’s time for bed. The doctor hasn’t been much use, the pharmacist and I are on a first name basis and my medicine bill has grown so fast I don’t quite know how we got here but what I do know is that the red nose and dry lips are not hot, even if my temperature is. Letibalm Tub 10ml

Even though I have sniffles and an annoying cough, the show must go on. Important client meetings, seminars mean that looking good is not an option its a priority – building a brand guys 😉 image is everything!! Last month, just before I got sick I received a wonderful little media drop which contained a cute little tin, a packet of tissues and some Letibalm, a 10ml jar and a 10ml tube. They sell for R54.95 each and are available at selected Dis-Chem, Pink n Pay and selected pharmacies.

These little guys have been a God-send. No lies! As the skin on your lips and nose is so fragile due to thin skin in these areas and are usually the areas that suffer the most, add to it nose blowing and you’ve got the recipe for a red nose and very dry lips. I like to think of it as channeling my inner Rudolf the Red Nose reindeer, although no where near as festive but rather droll, even miserable. If women could get man flu then I would certainly have it right now, in case you can’t pick that up. Letibalm is the first solution for the whole area. Its not just for lips but its for the sensitive areas on your lips and the skin above and your red nose. When applied to dry lips and red noses you feel an immediate soothing relief with a slight tingle and I can only imagine this is down to the fact that the area of skin is so dehydrated that once the moisture comes into contact with it your skin is softly singing “HALLEJUAH”.

I refuse to go anywhere without my tube in my handbag and my little tub next to my bed. Letibalm Tube 10ml

Thank you Letibalm for letting me experience the best solution ever for my little pet peeve which is a result of a bigger peeve (the sniffles). For stockists or any other information please contact distributor IVOhealth on 0860 456 123 / info@ivohealth.co.za or visit their website here.

xo flea143

Disclaimer: this product was sent to me for review purposes – this has not altered my view in anyway.

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Dermaceutic Regen Ceutic

A while ago I went for my second Dermaceutic Milk Peel treatment. Initially afterwards my skin felt amazing. The day afterwards my skin was dehydrated and had broken out (due to the underlying congestion clearing from my skin after the peel) which made me feel like a teenager again – boy do I not miss those days! To top this off the breakouts were extremely sensitive to touch – so cleansing, toning and moisturising (which is rule no. 1 after a peel) was quite a nightmare. I spoke to Dermaceutic and they recommended that I use the Regen Ceutic to restore my skin post peel… I was looking forward to making my skin feel as amazing as it did following my first peel.

“The synergy of 2 high-performance repairing peptides stimulates dermal synthesis; hyaluronic acid and powerful antioxidants hydrate and help the skin protect and restore itself.”

Regen CeuticMy skin continued with its little breakout moment for about 4 days following peel but religiously using my Regen Ceutic post cleansing my skin and following it up with a high quality SPF coverage to protect my skin from the harmful UVA and UVB rays my skins moisture increased and my face felt rejuvenated. I believe this is partly to do with the cream and partly to do with the peel. I am loving my skin at the moment all thanks to Dermaceutic. The Regen Ceutic is designed to deliver long lasting quality hydration to the skin, is suited for sensitive skin and is 100% safe to use following aesthetic treatments. It is also recommended for generally sensitive, dehydrated and aging skin in order to nourish and firm the skin as a long lasting skin care solution.

3% Peptides Complex

A synergy of 2 of the most efficient peptides, which stimulates collagen, hyaluronic acid and elastin production to induce an anti-wrinkle effect from within.

3% Hyaluronic Acid Gel

Moisturises the skin and improves firmness

Stabilized vitamin C & E

Combination of vitramins which combats and limits the signs of photo-aging and has an anti-inflammatory action

Shea Butter

Hydrates and nourishes the skin

I am seriously so sold on this product, it was soothing when my skin was sensitive and I think even just as a night time skin spoil for me, it is staying on my bathroom counter for the foreseeable future and may need a restocking soon. The recommended retail price is R550 but for more information on the Dermaceutic range or where to find a stockist near you please contact Conquest for more information or get in touch on Facebook or Twitter @DermaceuticSA.

x flea143

Disclaimer: This product was given to me following concerns after having my second treatment, this has in no way altered by view of the product in anyway.

Related: Peels – What You Need to Know

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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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