Having a breakout? Dermalogica has you covered

Having a breakout? Dermalogica has you covered

Today, more people are experiencing chronic stress and adult acne than ever before. Coincidence? Not according to the skin health experts at Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute. Across the globe, the modern pace of life has increased dramatically, yet the body’s biochemistry has not changed much since the Stone Age. The resulting chronic stress and hormonal imbalances, combined with environmental shifts and our busy lifestyles, are causing more breakouts and accelerated signs of skin aging.

Adult acne is particularly prevalent in adult women, who face rising socio-economic pressures to work outside the home while growing and maintaining a functioning household. Is this an “epidemic”, as some dermatologists call it, or “the new normal”? At Dermalogica, we recognise that changing times call for changing skincare, which is why we redesigned the current mediBac range and also introduced NEW! AGE Bright Clearing Serum and AGE Bright Spot Fader.

AGE bright clearing serum This active, highly-concentrated brightening clearing serum exfoliates to help prevent premature breakouts and accelerates cell turnover to help reduce signs of skin aging.

• Salicylic Acid, a Beta Hydroxy Acid, helps reduce breakouts to clear skin.

• Phytoactives from Resurrection Plant, known for its ability to survive extreme dehydration, hydrate, and smooth skin.

• Niacinamide works together with White Shiitake Mushroom to promote brighter, more even skin tone.

• AGE Bright™ Complex works with the skin’s natural microbiome for clearer, brighter skin. how to use Apply a thin layer on cleansed skin and allow it to dry. Use all over the face and under recommended Moisturiser twice a day, as needed. availability & price AGE Bright Clearing Serum comes in a 30 ml bottle at authorised Dermalogica stockists, concept stores and at dermalogica.co.za

Price | R1 195 NEW! AGE bright clearing serum clears away breakouts while brightening skin to reduce signs of premature aging. AGE bright spot fader.

AGE bright spot fader This two-in-one brightening spot treatment helps reduce the appearance of active breakouts and the marks they leave behind.

• Salicylic Acid works to clear breakouts.

• Niacinamide and Resorcinol work synergistically to fade post-breakout marks, improving uneven skin tone.

• AGE Bright™ Complex reduces visible skin aging and helps prevent over-drying. how to use Apply directly upon first signs of breakouts. Reapply twice a day until spots fades. availability & price AGE Bright Spot Fader comes in a 15 ml tube at authorised Dermalogic stockists, concept stores and at dermalogica.co.za.

Price | R849

Dermalogica products are vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and formulated without artificial fragrances or colours.

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A brand-new look for QMS Medicosmetics

A brand-new look for QMS Medicosmetics

QMS has always looked good on any bathroom shelf, but now, the acclaimed skincare brand has revealed a modern, premium look to ensure that the packaging reflects the amazing formulations they contain.

The packaging is still recognisable and fans will be relieved to know that the actual ingredients and products within the packaging still contain the same amazing formulations that QMS is renowned for. The new look products will be phased in slowly from June 2019, and the products are identical: old look, new look, old name, new name – you’re still getting the same great product. 

Victoria Wade, Senior Vice President & Director of Sales & Education for QMS Medicosmetics says the following about the re-staging of the brand:
“We are keen to reduce the environmental effect of our materials’ usage and processes. With this in mind as part of the redesign, we are significantly reducing the amount of packaging that we use. An example of this: we are moving from large plastic jars to smaller jars or tubes, with the same fill as currently (or more in a couple of cases).”

QMS are actively improving the sustainability of the materials they use to ensure it comes from responsibly managed forests as well as removing polystyrene from their packaging design.  Wherever possible, they seek to simplify and reduce resources used throughout the supply chain. QMS’ aim is thus to have a beautifully packaged skin care range that promotes a greener environmental footprint.

QMS Medicosmetics’ brand-new look is complemented by the same great formulations that truly deliver and promise noticeable results. In fact, QMS recently conducted independent clinical testing on the Classic Collagen Regime – a 3-step exfoliate, day collagen and night collagen regime. The results speak for themselves: After 12 weeks it was proven that the visible signs of aging are reduced by 42%, firmness and elasticity is improved by 28% and hydration by 264%. 
With results like these, you can rely on the fact that you truly are getting the very best when investing in QMS Medicosmetics. For more information or to place your order, click here.

8 Bright & Beautiful Nail Art Ideas To Try Right Now! | Easy DIY Spring Nails

8 Bright & Beautiful Nail Art Ideas To Try Right Now! | Easy DIY Spring Nails

Instead of reaching for your usual pastel nail polish this Spring, may we tempt you to play a little by trying one of these bright and beautiful nail art designs? 

Save your favourite to your phone to show your manicurist, or get out your polish collection and a couple of toothpicks and try them for yourself… these designs aren’t just pretty to look at, they’re relatively simple to recreate as well!

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Aren’t these the prettiest Spring nails you’ve ever seen? From fruity to floral, there’s a Spring-inspired design for just about everyone… which one is your favourite? 

Beauty Review: DermaFix Hand ResQ

Beauty Review: DermaFix Hand ResQ

When was the last time you showed your hands some love? We tend to overlook our hands when it comes to skincare, but our hands are just as exposed to the elements as our faces – it’s no wonder that they’re often one of the first parts of the body to show signs of ageing

You may spend thousands of Rands on anti-ageing serums and moisturisers for your face, but the dark spots, lines, and wrinkles on your hands are what truly reveal the number of candles on your birthday cake. Not to mention the fact that the cold, wintery weather can leave your hands feeling cracked, dry, and sapped of moisture. That’s why we believe that now is the perfect time to invest in a quality hand cream… and to apply it religiously after every hand wash. New DermaFix Hand ResQ (R270) is one of our most recent beauty discoveries – and one we can’t be without!


The skin on your hands is much thinner than the skin on the rest of your body (and there are also fewer sebaceous glands), which is why your hands tend to be drier and loose suppleness faster than other parts of your body. Prevent moisture loss and improve your skin’s elasticity by arming yourself with a generous dollop of new DermaFix Hand ResQ. It provides unmatched moisture for dry, cracked skin, leaving your hands feeling instantly softer and smoother. It also improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles with regular use over time.


  • Shea Butter: provides anti-inflammatory and skin smoothing benefits.
  • Hydrolyzed Keratin: replenishes skin moisture levels whilst improving skin elasticity.
  • Soluble Collagen: offers water binding capabilities whilst combatting fine lines and wrinkles, improving the texture and appearance of the skin.
  • Vitamin E: preserves the skins moisture, improving dry, rough and damaged skin. It furthermore increases enzyme activity, promoting wound healing benefits and the prevention of premature ageing.


Apply Hand ResQ on clean, dry hands several times a day, or as needed.


For more information on DermaFix products, or for more info on DermaFix Cosmeceutical Skin Care, visit www.dermafix.co.za or call 0861 28 23 23.

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BEAUTY REVIEW: Skin Doctors Even Brighter Revolutionary Spot Serum

BEAUTY REVIEW: Skin Doctors Even Brighter Revolutionary Spot Serum

Are you battling with dark spots and pigmentation? We recently stumbled upon the Skin Doctors Even Brighter Revolutionary Spot Serum, and we definitely noticed an improvement in the overall tone and texture of our skin within a couple of weeks. Read on for our thoughts on this must-have skincare product.

When chatting to our readers and fellow Beauty Warriors, it seems that pigmentation and dark spots are some of the most common beauty concerns amongst South African women. This has a lot to do with your own individual skin type and tone (darker skins are usually more pone to scarring, while blemish-prone skins are also more likely to develop dark spots where blemishes once were), but our climate and exposure to sunlight also has a big impact. One of the most important things you can do when it comes to preventing the appearance of dark spots and pigmentation is to wear sunscreen on a daily basis – even in winter. The second most important step? Start using a product that’s been formulated to target dark spots – like Skin Doctors Even Brighter Revolutionary Spot Serum – stat!

Skin Doctors Even Brighter Revolutionary Spot Serum

This lightweight serum is ideal for those who battle with dark spots, blemishes, pigmentation, and an uneven skin tone. It’s gentle, yet powerful formulation boasts a combination of three clinically-proven actives, namely B-white, Exo-T, and Sepiwhite MSH to help fade existing dark spots and to reveal a brighter complexion, with noticeable results in as little as 7 days. In fact, Sepiwhite MSH is an incredibly powerful active ingredient that’s been scientifically proven to increase your skin’s radiance by 83%. (Based on consumer studies).


After cleansing your skin and patting dry with a clean towel, use dry fingertips to apply Skin Doctors Even Brighter Revolutionary Spot Serum to your areas of concern. (Avoid the delicate eye area). Apply both morning and night, and follow with your regular moisturiser. It’s vital that you use a sunscreen every morning to avoid further damage.

Have you tried Skin Doctors Even Brighter Revolutionary Spot Serum? Let us know whether it worked for you by leaving a review below. 


BEAUTY REVIEW: Matsimela Home Spa Red Berry Kalahari Bath Soak

BEAUTY REVIEW: Matsimela Home Spa Red Berry Kalahari Bath Soak

Come the colder, winter months, there’s nothing we enjoy more than a long soak in the tub at the end of a long, hard day. Matsimela Home Spa’s Red Berry Kalahari Bath Soak has been our go-to for adding a luxurious touch to our evening ritual… here’s why!

Matsimela Home Spa is a proudly South African skincare and bathcare brand that was started by husband and wife, Olivia and Wayne Nel, back in 2005. Matsimela Home Spa is known for its wide range of pampering body butters, scrubs, soaps, and bath soaks, to name just a few. The products contain only the very best natural ingredients, and Matsimela Home Spa is dedicated to sourcing all raw materials from a number of Southern African-based companies that support local farms. These suppliers source oils from over 30 farmers throughout Africa and surrounding islands. Matsimela Home Spa Red Berry Kalahari Bath Soak (R75) This budget-friendly beauty is the perfect addition to your bath at the end of a long day – simply sprinkle a generous handful into your bath, sit back, take a deep breath to inhale the beautiful scent, and relax! It’s formulated using pure, untreated salt crystals from an ancient underwater lake in the Kalahari Desert and is suitable for all skin types. For an extra pampering treat, we like to pop in one of Matsimela Home Spa’s Red Berry Fizz Balls (R25). Have you tried any of Matsimela Home Spa’s indulgent bath products? Let us know your favourites in the comments down below – and if you’ve tried this Red Berry Kalahari Bath Salt, be sure to leave us your review!