BREAKING BEAUTY NEWS: Meet VOESH New York – now available in South Africa!

BREAKING BEAUTY NEWS: Meet VOESH New York – now available in South Africa!

Are you a salon owner or therapist who’s interested in offering your clients something completely new and fresh? Step up your spa treatments with VOESH New York’s gorgeous products, which include their beautifully-packaged pedicure in a box treatments, collagen socks, and modeling masks – to name just a few!

VOESH was established with just two words in mind: clean and hygienic. Their innovative, single-use spa products are convenient, simple to use, and are and loved by spa professionals around the world. Established in New York, VOESH’s clean, fuss-free, and on-trend spa solutions are finally available in South Africa, with thanks to leading beauty supplier, Maskscara.

Voesh collagen socks

But why should you add VOESH’s products to you spa offering?

VOESH’s single-use products ensure cleanliness and hygiene at all times, as well as offering products that are cruelty-free, paraben-free, and vegan friendly. If that’s not enough to convince you, here are a few other things we love about the brand:

1. SINGLE SERVE – their single-use products means that treatments are always fresh, as well as being hygienic and preventing unnecessary wastage.

2. EASY TO USE – each item within a kit is numbered and comes with clear, simple instructions for ease of use.

3. LOW START-UP COST – VOESH offers premium products at a low investment.

4. EASY COST MANAGEMENT – further to that, the single-use kits and products ensure that you always know the exact cost per service.

5. EASY INVENTORY MANAGEMENT – with VOESH, it’s easy to manage your stock and know your salon or spa’s exact product needs.

6. PERFECTLY PORTIONED – Each kit or sachet comes with just the right amount of product, ensuring that there’s no over usage or wastage of products.

7. BEAUTIFUL AND CLEAN DISPLAY – VOESH’s beautifully packaged products mean that you can now display your treatment products the same way you would your nail polishes!

8. SAFE AND POWERFUL SKINCARE – most importantly, VOESH’s products are safe and highly effective, which means that clients will return for repeat services time and time again! All VOESH’s products are paraben-free, cruelty-free, and boast exceptional vegan formulations.

Some of our top picks from VOESH

VOESH GLIMMER PEDI IN A BOX

VOESh unicorn

Your clients will love this all-in-one foot treatment that not only delivers the ultimate foot treatment, but also tones and contours legs at the same time. It’s perfect for special occasions and the festive season, and is beloved by many a party girl! We love the UNICORN GLIMMER pedi in a box, which contains peach extract and offers hydrating and softening benefits along with an iridescent glow. Each kit comes with a perfectly portioned soak, 100% sugar scrub, a mud masque, a cooling gel, and a sweet-smelling massage butter. Feet are left happy, healthy, and sparkly!

VOESH DELUXE 4 STEP PEDI IN A BOX

VOESH pedi in a box

For those clients who aren’t quite into sparkle, there’s VOESH’s deluxe 4-step pedi in a box. This luxurious offering allows your client to experience all the benefits of an aromatherapy treatment in the most convenient, hygienic, and thoughtful delivery system in spa services. Each box contains a sea salt soak to detoxify and deodorise feet, a 100% sugar scrub to exfoliate and soften feet, a luxe mud masque to cleanse pores, and finally, a decadent massage cream to soften, smooth, and hydrate feet.

VOESH also offers a variety of modeling gel masks (including an on-trend 24-Karat Gold option), collagen gloves and socks (with both removable finger tips and toe tips), and a 3-step waterless mani and pedi in a box treatments (ideal for water scarce areas).

To find out more about VOESH or to stock these innovative spa solutions in your own spa or salon, contact Maskscara on (021) 201 6910, email eleni@maskscara.co.za, or visit their website, here.

In My Beauty Kit: Tamryn Sher of It’s a Sher Thing

In My Beauty Kit: Tamryn Sher of It’s a Sher Thing

Have you ever wondered what beauty products the experts simply can’t live without, or how they got started in the beauty industry? In this new series, we’ll be chatting to some of South Africa’s top beauty influencers, skincare therapists, makeup artists, hair stylists, and more, as they reveal their insider secrets.

Today, we’re taking a peek into the life and beauty kit of Tamryn Sher, a freelance PR and social media manager, writer, and influencer engagement specialist. Tamryn is also the beauty behind It’s a Sher Thing, which has fast become one of our favourite local lifestyle blogs.

Q: Can you give us a quick overview of what you do for a living?

I’ve worked in public relations and reputation management for the last eight years and finally decided to try being my own boss for a little bit. I do contract work for PR agencies and blue-chip companies where I come in, assist them with writing strategy, helping them showcase results, giving them an extra hand to achieve result,s and assisting with internal and external communications. I also write for a few womens’ magazines on lifestyle topics and career advice, and I help companies with their social media strategy, posting and community management. I also run my own blog, called It’s a Sher Thing. In a nut shell, no two days are ever the same!

Q: How did you first get into blogging?

I got into blogging because I wanted to become a better PR manager. So, I thought immersing myself in the world of blogging would help me identify key learnings before my competitors and I thought this would give me the competitive advantage when compiling scopes of work for bloggers as I had first hand experience on how the industry works. I also wanted a little corner of the internet to talk about my personal life, to review beauty products I enjoy and to share knowledge I thought may assist other women like me.

Q: What is one of the biggest beauty or skincare myths, in your opinion?

That you need a lot of products to have a great glow, and that you need to use expensive products. When I was a broke student, I used a beauty bar for my face and body and never experienced breakouts, I used rose water as an affordable toner and bought a great moisturiser.

You also don’t necessarily need a cleanser, toner, moisturiser, exfoliator, serum, mask etc. If you can only afford three products, I would recommend a cleanser (double cleanse morning and evening), an exfoliator to use twice a week, and a moisturiser. I find when I use a lot of different things on my skin, that’s when I tend to break out.

Q: Please talk us through your daily beauty routine?

I try to keep my routine as simple as possible. In the mornings, I double cleanse, moisturise, apply a lightweight foundation, some eye shadow on my eyebrows to darken them a bit, a little mascara, bronzer on the cheeks and some lip balm and I’m out the door. If I’m going out in the evening, I’ll add eye shadow and eyeliner to this look. In terms of my night-time skincare routine, I double cleanse, exfoliate twice a week, and moisturise.

Q: What is your favourite professional beauty treatment, and why?

I love the results I’ve seen from microneedling. It’s really helped give my skin a youthful glow, it has also helped with scarring and pigmentation.

Q: What are your top 3 skincare must-haves or must-dos?

One must-do is to exfoliate – this helps to give your skin that glow that it’s been lacking. And two must-haves? I really enjoy Elizabeth Arden Eight-Hour cream as it’s so versatile – it’s a moisturiser, lip balm, hand cream and so much more. And then, without a doubt, an SPF care for your face, whether it’s in a foundation, or primer, or you apply it under your foundation. This is great for anti-aging and protecting your skin.

For more beauty and lifestyle content, head on over to Tamryn’s blog, It’s a Sher Thing. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

We’re always on the look out for fellow beauty addicts to feature on Beauty Warriors. If you’d like to share what’s in your beauty kit, please be in touch with our team by sending an email to Creativedirector@beautywarriors.biz

8 Beauty Essentials Your Gym Bag Absolutely Needs

8 Beauty Essentials Your Gym Bag Absolutely Needs

We’re all well aware of the fact that exercising is beneficial for our bodies and minds, but a good workout often wreaks havoc on our skin and hair.

From dry, brittle hair to breakouts brought on by residual sweat, there’s no doubt that going to the gym can bring with it an onslaught of beauty woes… but there are products to help combat these. We’ve rounded up 8 of the most underrated beauty products that we believe are essential for your gym bag… don’t leave home without them! 

Huxley Deep Cleansing Foam

First thing’s first: there’s no more important post-workout task than washing your face. A thorough cleanse not only removes all traces of sweat, makeup, and other debris, but it’ll also prevent congestion caused by blocked pores. We’re huge fans of Huxley Deep Cleansing Foam, which is a gentle, foaming cleanser that doesn’t strip your skin. It contains nourishing Vitamin E, Tangerine extract (to exfoliate and smooth your skin’s texture), and Blue Lotus extract to help relieve redness – along with a slew of other great ingredients.

Foreo LUNA Mini (R2500)

This award-winning cleansing device is both compact and waterproof, making it the perfect fit for your gym bag. It’ll help ensure that your skin is properly cleansed and exfoliated, without causing any irritation. If you’re prone to post-workout breakouts, you need one of these in your kit!

Thoclor Labs GF2 Skin Rejuvenation (R799,25)

Refresh and rebalance your skin with 8 – 10 pumps of this incredible facial mist on freshly cleansed skin. This genius product offers a multitude of benefits for your skin, from calming and soothing sensitive, inflamed skin to reducing the appearance of dark spots and wrinkles. It’s also ideal for use on post-laser or post-peel skin, and we love that it’s vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, and locally made!

PCA Skin Dual Action Redness Relief (R2330)

This restorative moisturiser contains Niacinimide, which helps to relieve redness and inflammation. It also helps to improve an impaired barrier function, and is suitable for sensitive and rosacea-prone skins.

Colorescience Sunforgettable Brush-On Sunscreen SPF30 (R880)

After you’ve cleansed and moisturised your skin, this compact loose mineral foundation and brush is a must for when you have to head straight to the office or drinks after hitting the gym. It not only hides blemishes and other imperfections, but also mattifies your skin and offers broad-spectrum sunscreen. It comes in four shades (fair, medium, tan, and dark) and is suitable for all skin types.

Biosilk Organic Coconut Oil 3-in-1 Shampoo, Conditioner & Body Wash (R269)

Save time – and space in your gym bag – with this sweet-smelling 3-in-1 shampoo, conditioner, and body wash that’s designed to cleanse and moisturise both your skin and hair. So handy, right? It contains nourishing coconut oil and silk to not only add moisture, but to remove impurities at the same time, and is gentle enough for daily use.

Tangleteezer Rose Gold Compact Styler (R295)

Sure, it may be tempting to leave your wet (or sweaty) hair tied back with an elastic band, but wet hair is more prone to breakage – that’s why it’s vital to (gently!) untie your ponytail and comb through your locks using a Tangleteezer before going about the rest of your day. This nifty, rose gold Tangleteezer has us swooning!

Original Invisibobble (R80 for a pack of 3)

While we’re on the topic of hair breakage, it may be worth switching from traditional elastic hair ties (known for their damaging effects on your hair) to their gentler, traceless counterparts. The original Invisibobble boasts a spiral design to prevent telltale bumps and dents in your hair, and they also reduce breakage on both wet and dry hair. 

 

Is there anything we’ve left off this list? We’d love to hear all about your recommendations and gym bag essentials – leave us a comment below!

A sunscreen that protects your DNA too? Yes, please! Priori Tetra fx250 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF50

A sunscreen that protects your DNA too? Yes, please! Priori Tetra fx250 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF50

Our number one skincare tip? Sunscreen, of course! And we’re not the only ones: ask any dermatologist and they’ll wax lyrical about about the importance of wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen every single day, come rain or shine.

You may already know that UVA and UVB rays are two of the biggest culprits when it comes to sun damage, and that they can result in premature skin ageing, fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, and even skin cancer. However, have you ever stopped to think about the damaging effects of the blue light emitted by your laptop, cell phone, and tablet? Given that most of us spend at least 12 hours on our devices every day, this is something that demands serious consideration!

Priori Tetra fx250

Adaptive skincare brand, Priori, recently launched Priori Tetra fx250 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF50, which offers both broad spectrum sun protection (thanks to Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide), as well as a high intensity radiation complex that reduces infrared-induced cellular damage and intercepts before the formation of free radicals. It also contains Soliberine, whhich blocks 43% of HEV Blue Light from our everyday electronic devices. It also contains a powerful antioxidant complex made of SOD and Ergothioneine to restore and replenish any skin cells already affected by sun damage.

Priori Tetra fx250

However, it doesn’t stop there: unlike any other sunscreen on the market, Priori Tetra fx250 also boasts a powerful DNA Enzyme complex made using all-natural ingredients that mimic the skin’s DNA enzymes to cut out and repair damage, allowing cells to function correctly while neutralising further damage. It’s the ultimate environmental shield, and so much more than just an SPF – it’s a GPF! (Genetic Protection Factor).

For more information, visit Priori South Africa’s Facebook page (here) or contact A&I Importers, the distributors of Priori in South Africa (here).