BEAUTY REVIEW: PHYTOMER OLIGOMER® PURE Lyophilized Sea Water Bath

BEAUTY REVIEW: PHYTOMER OLIGOMER® PURE Lyophilized Sea Water Bath

There’s no denying the peaceful effect that a day spent beside the ocean has on your mind, body, and soul… which is why we are currently obsessing over PHYTOMER OLIGOMER® PURE Lyophilized Sea Water Bath.

These lovely little bath sachets may seem unassuming, but they pack a really powerful punch. OLIGOMER® is a sodium reduced seawater concentrate that boasts all the therapeutic benefits of a dip in the ocean, but from the comfort of your own bathroom. OLIGOMER® is a worldwide exclusive product, which is protected by a manufacturing secret that PHYTOMER has held for 40 years, and each OLIGOMER® bath offers you the opportunity to relax and unwind, while rebalancing and remineralising your body.

INGREDIENTS:

OLIGOMER®  is the star ingredient, and is known to deliver an optimum dose of trace elements and minerals to the skin, while strengthening the epidermis and preventing cellular fatigue. OLIGOMER® is used in most of PHYTOMER’s face and body products to deliver remineralizing properties to strengthen the skin and recharge it with energy.

Maris Sal (sea salt), Sel Marin, Silica.

TO USE:

Add one sachet to bath water heated at 37 degrees Celsius. Sit back and relax for 20 minutes, allowing the minerals and trace elements to work their magic. Rinse your skin in a warm shower after soaking.

 

 

HAVE YOU TRIED THIS LUXE BATH SOAK YET? IF SO, BE SURE TO LEAVE US YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE REVIEW SECTION, BELOW. IS THIS PRODUCT WORTH PURCHASING?

BEAUTY REVIEW: Milk Solutions Milk & Honey Hydrating Heel Balm

BEAUTY REVIEW: Milk Solutions Milk & Honey Hydrating Heel Balm

As we move into the winter months, it’s common to swap out your pretty sandals and slides for cosier socks, sneakers, and booties… but often at the expense of your feet. This winter, we’re turning to Milk Solutions Milk & Honey Hydrating Heel Balm to ensure that our feet stay soft, smooth, and well moisturised – despite being covered up and kept out of sight!

Since your feet are in hiding for the majority of the winter months, it’s easy to forget to show them the usual TLC that you would ordinarily bestow on them during the warmer, summer months. We know, because we’re guilty of this, too! This winter, we’re determined not to neglect our feet and to ensure that they’re properly taken care of so that, come summer, we’re ready to bare all.

 

Milk Solutions Milk & Honey Hydrating Heel Balm (R158)

This deeply nourishing heel balm penetrates the skin to help prevent dryness, cracking, and chapped heels. It’s a thick, rich wax that creates a protective layer of moisture, leaving your feet feeling soft, smooth, and supple literally overnight.

INGREDIENTS:

Both milk and honey are renowned for their many beauty benefits, but the powerful combination of these two antioxidant rich ingredients promise to heal and hydrate the skin, while reversing the signs of ageing. Milk Solutions Milk & Honey Hydrating Heel Balm also contains soybean oil and rosemary extract, as well as paraffin wax to lock in moisture and soften the skin.

TO USE: 

Massage into your heels and feet twice daily for best results.

BEAUTY WARRIORS TRIED-AND-TESTED: 

“I like to massage this thick, nourishing balm (that also happens to smell divine!) into my feet every evening before bed. I apply a pair of cotton socks to my feet afterwards to help the Hydrating Balm work it’s magic… you won’t believe how baby-soft my feet are the following morning!”

Chereen, Creative Director of Beauty Warriors

Have you tried Milk Solutions Milk & Honey Hydrating Heel Balm yet? If so, be sure to leave us your thoughts in the review section, below. Is this product worth purchasing?

BEAUTY REVIEW: Phytomer CityLife Face and Eye Contour Sorbet Cream

BEAUTY REVIEW: Phytomer CityLife Face and Eye Contour Sorbet Cream

When it comes to skin ageing, we’re all well aware that there’s not much that can be done to stop the clock and that the majority of lines and wrinkles are down to genetics. But did you know that the air that you breathe can also be held responsible for the state of your skin?

According to this article on Refinery29, 92% of the world’s population lives in places where the current air pollution levels exceed the limit set by the World Health Organization. Not only does this pose a health risk, but it also has a massive impact on the skin. The damaging effects of the sun’s harmful UV rays are well documented, but have you ever stopped to think about the effects of smog, dust, particles of soot, and other grime on your complexion? Think dullness, dehydration, fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and breakouts and you’re on the right track…

Fortunately, Phytomer is one step ahead with the launch of the new CityLife Face and Eye Contour Sorbet Cream. This refreshing cream boasts a blend of 3 marine sugars, a blue microalgae, and a red algae, to work together to fight against the visible effects of pollution, namely dehydration, dark spots, signs of fatigue, and dull complexion. In fact, studies have shown a 47% decrease in the number of microparticles on the surface of the skin after just one application, along with an instant boost in hydration. Not only does it moisturise your skin and provide a protective veil against pollution, but it also re-oxygenates tired skin and improves your skin’s overall radiance, all the while reducing the appearance of dark spots, under-eye circles, and puffiness.

We put it to the test and noticed an immediate improvement in the appearance of our skin, with a visible, lit-from-within glow after just a week of use. Have you tried new Phytomer CityLife Face and Eye Contour Sorbet Cream yet? We’d love to know your thoughts – please leave a review, below! 

 

The first official Beauty Warriors pamper morning

The first official Beauty Warriors pamper morning

A couple of weeks ago, we hosted the first official Beauty Warriors pampering morning at the beautiful Urban Bliss Wellness Spa in Emmarentia, Johannesburg.

We invited some of Jo’burg’s hottest beauty bloggers and some of our media friends to join us for a morning filled with informative trends talks, delicious food, and a healthy dose of pampering. The morning was such a huge success that we’re currently dreaming up another pampering morning soon… Cape Town friends, watch this space!

But first – here’s a quick look at what went down at our first pamper morning…

 

THE VENUE: URBAN BLISS WELLNESS SPA

Set in the heart of Johannesburg’s leafy suburb of Emmarentia, Urban Bliss Wellness Spa’s peaceful pool deck proved to be the perfect setting for our pamper morning. Guests were free to sip on delicious herbal teas or coffee while snacking on scrumptious coconut samoosas from World of Samoosas while settling in for a morning of informative talks. Our aim was to introduce our guests to Beauty Warriors and what we stand for, while inspiring and informing them at the same time.

Ayesha Rajah, the founder and owner of Urban Bliss Wellness Spa, kicked off proceedings with an interesting look at some of the latest beauty and wellness trends. Urban Bliss Wellness Spa seems to be right at the forefront of many of these trends, especially given their holistic approach and belief in offering guests bespoke treatments that are tailor-made specifically for them and their own needs. Some other key trends to keep an eye out for? K-Beauty (which refers to the beauty routines employed by many Korean women that focus specifically on healthy, clear, and hydrated skin), as well as a move towards skincare products that offer protection against city smog, pollution, and the stresses of modern living.

MAKEUP TRENDS: KANDYKANE MAKEUP

We were thrilled when makeup maven and YouTube queen, Marlize of KandyKane Makeup, agreed to share some of the top makeup trends for Autumn/Winter 2018 with our guests, while doing a quick demo on our creative director, Chereen. I don’t think there was a single guest that left the morning without picking up some helpful, new makeup tricks to try… and I think it’s safe to say that most of us are more open to attempting orange eyeshadow now that we’ve seen Marlize do it!

Key trends to try this coming season? Bright, bold colour, a little bit of shimmer, and a monochromatic makeup look (which basically means sticking to one overall shade… so orange eyeshadow paired with an orange lip, as an example).

HAIR TRENDS: CINDY GORMAN OF CARLTON HAIR

We were so honoured to have Cindy Gorman, Head of Department for SA Fashion Week and the principal of the Carlton Hair Academy, join us for our pamper morning. Cindy shared some of the top hair care trends for this coming season (forget balayage – it’s all about foilayage this winter), and she also showed us how to create the perfect low pony (another huge trend). We loved  Cindy’s tips so much that we’ll be sharing more info on them in an article coming soon, so watch this space! (We’ll also be doing a separate piece on some of Marlize’s makeup tips. So much goodness to come!)

THE FOOD

We were so excited to introduce our guests to something a little different, in the form of delicious Indian street food from Snap Chaat. Snap Chaat’s delicious fusion food is unlike anything we’ve ever tried before, and we can’t wait to catch them at one of the pop-up food markets at the Oriental Plaza soon. (You can also call 0845002786 for special orders).

THE PAMPERING

We really wanted our guests to leave our pamper morning with some new insights on beauty, hair, and wellness that they could share with their readers, but not before we spoiled them all to an indulgent hand massage, foot massage, or quick back, neck, and shoulder massage. The amazing therapists from Urban Bliss Wellness Spa were on hand to treat our guests, and we hope that all our lovely guests left feeling a little more relaxed and ready to face the week ahead.

We’ve long been fans of Milk Solutions’ incredible range of products, so we were thrilled to have them on board as a sponsor for our pamper morning. Guests that opted for a hand or foot massage were pampered using the heavenly Milk Solutions Milk & Honey Exfoliating Cream and the Milk Solutions Milk & Honey Hydrating Heel Balm (which was also included in each media gift bag – see below for more).

THE MEDIA GIFT BAGS

We didn’t want the spoiling to end, so we made sure that our guests left with a media gift bag crammed full of indulgent beauty products to ensure that the pampering continued once they got home. We’ll be sharing an in-depth review of every single product included in the gift bag soon (and we also have a great giveaway coming up, so be sure to follow the Beauty Warriors Instagram account so that you don’t miss out), but we just wanted to take a moment to thank all of our sponsors: MatsiMela Home Spa for the heavenly bath soak and bath bomb, A&I Importers for the luxurious products from Skin Doctors and Phytomer, Milk Solutions for the incredible Milk & Honey Hydrating Heel Balm, Jessica Cosmetics for the on-trend nail polish, and to Urban Bliss Wellness Spa for the voucher. We appreciate you all so much, and we know our guests do too!

A very big thank you to each and every single one of our guests who took the time to join us at our first official Beauty Warriors pamper morning… it was so lovely to meet you all, and to have you spend the morning with us!

 

If you’d like to attend a future Beauty Warriors event, make sure that you’ve signed up as a Beauty Warrior and keep an eye on our ‘beauty news and events‘ section.