You’re invited to the Beauty Warriors Pamper Workshop!

You’re invited to the Beauty Warriors Pamper Workshop!

A couple of months ago, we hosted our first official Beauty Warriors pamper morning and it was such a huge success, that we’ve decided to host another pamper morning… just in time for Spring! 

This time, we’re planning an event that’s bigger and better than ever before so that even more women can attend and benefit from top tips and beauty secrets from some of South Africa’s leading beauty experts. We’ll be hosting three interactive beauty-related workshops, where you’ll have the chance to learn from top makeup artists, hair stylists, and image consultants. We’ve even arranged for a yoga teacher to share her tips for being more mindful, and we’ve organised an exclusive beauty and fashion pop-up shop so that you can take advantage of some great beauty deals.

Tickets cost R780 per person, but if you book before the end of this week, you’ll pay just R650 each. Better yet, buy 3 tickets (one for you, and two for your besties), and you’ll pay just R600 per person! Each ticket includes special access to our interactive workshops hosted by SA’s leading makeup artists, hair stylists, and image consultants, as well as refreshments and an exclusive goodie bag that’s packed full of pampering beauty spoils.

WHEN: Saturday, 1 September 2018

TIME: 9:30am to 3:30pm

WHERE: Urban Bliss Wellness Spa (85 Barry Hertzog Ave, Emmarentia, JHB)

Sound good? Email info@beautywarriors.biz to book your spot… but hurry! Tickets are limited to just 60 people. Watch this space for more info, and for features from our beauty experts – and be sure to follow us over on Facebook and Instagram to stay up-to-date!

BEAUTY NEWS: Dr Dermal launches an online store

BEAUTY NEWS: Dr Dermal launches an online store

We’ve long been fans of award-winning skincare brand, Dr Dermal, so we were thrilled to learn that Dr Dermal launched its own online store – with free shipping – on 1 March 2018. 

Dr Dermal boasts a small, exclusive range of results-driven products that focus on dealing with some of the most common concerns in ageing skin. “Our goal was to create a range of highly active products that deliver noticeable results after just one use,” explains Sahil Singh, the founder and CEO of Dr Dermal. The products definitely deliver on this, with some of Dr Dermal’s products having gained near-cult status in South Africa.

Dr Dermal’s passionate team of skincare specialists understand that there’s no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to skincare, and this knowledge and understanding has resulted in a diverse range of award-winning cosmeceutical skincare products that are as unique as the woman (or man!) that uses them.

Our top pick? Dr Dermal’s Texture Correction Pads (R475), which boast the power of a skin peel in a single, easy-to-use pad. Each pad is individually wrapped and contains professional-strength Glycolic acid, a blend of multivitamins, antioxidants, and moisturisers to helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while minimising the appearance of blemishes and enhancing your skin’s radiance at the same time.

For more information on these products or to shop the range from the comfort of your desk (or bed, for that matter), head on over to Dr Dermal’s new online store by clicking here. You’ll be happy to know that Dr Dermal also offers free shipping across SA, so get those orders in now! 

Save up to 90% on amazing beauty and skincare products at the A&I Importers Annual Sale!

Save up to 90% on amazing beauty and skincare products at the A&I Importers Annual Sale!

Is your skincare routine in desperate need of an overhaul? Now’s your chance to stock up on some of the very best products from premium skincare brands like Phytomer, Skin Doctors, and Priori… and you’ll receive up to 90% off selected products! 

Join A&I Importers for their ONE DAY ONLY annual sale and receive great deals on professional skincare products that target concerns like pigmentation, dryness, oiliness, and even cellulite.

A&I Importers are based in Johannesburg and they are the proud distributors of Skin Doctors, Phytomer, and Priori.

Skin Doctors hails from Australia, and they offer solutions for every possible skin problem, from dark circles and puffiness to pigmentation, and even ingrown hairs. (We’re obsessed with Skin Doctors Ingrown Go, a powerful formulation that can be used on your bikini line, legs, and under your arms and works in as little as 24 hours!)

Phytomer is a luxury skincare brand from France that utilises cutting-edge marine bio-technology for a 100% natural skincare range that really works. Phytomer boasts a range of incredible skincare products for the face and body, and they also have a range of suncare products.

Priori is synonymous with anti-ageing skin solutions, and they offer intelligent, adaptive skincare products that decode your skin’s own individual needs. Priori’s products read the uniqueness of your skin and provide long-lasting replenishment, hydration, and protection.

A&I Importers is offering consumers the chance to stock up 100% natural skincare or high-end cosmeceutical products at incredible prices for ONE DAY ONLY! You’ll receive up to 90% off selected products, but get there early to avoid disappointment as stocks are limited.

DATE: Monday, 26 February 2018

TIME: From 9am

VENUE: A&I Importers, 85 Barry Hertzog Avenue, Emmarentia, Johannesburg

Call 011 486 4908 or email info@ai-importers.co.za for more information. Ts&Cs apply.

 

Have you heard about GoBeauty?

Have you heard about GoBeauty?

We recently stumbled upon GoBeauty, South Africa’s leading beauty booking website, and we’re hooked!

Designed to take some of the the hassle out of your busy life (and ideal for those who break out in hives at just the mere thought of making a call), GoBeauty allows you to search for and book your beauty treatments directly via their website or the GoBeauty app.

We put GoBeauty to the test when booking our treatment at Cosmos Wellness Spa, and we were amazed at how quick and easy the whole process was. It was as simple as typing ‘facial Kempton Park’ into the search bar on the homepage, and voila! A selection of possible treatments and spas came up on screen – we simply had to click and choose the one we liked the look of most!

You can even create your own private page on the GoBeauty website, where you can add all your favourite spas and salons, write up reviews of the treatments you’ve experienced or spas you’ve visited, and even buy and send gift vouchers to spoil that special someone – regardless of where in SA they live.

 

Now why didn’t we think of that?

If you’re anything like us, you love going for a much-needed pamper on occasion… but often, booking an appointment is more effort than it’s worth! There’ve been countless times that we’ve called a salon in the hopes of booking a treatment on a specific day or time, only to be told that they don’t have availability. What ensues is going backwards and forwards in our diaries, trying to find a date and time that suits us and matches up with the salon’s available appointments. By the time we’ve hung up the phone, we’re completely frazzled and in desperate need of said spa treatment… sooner rather than later!

GoBeauty takes the hassle out of booking appointments by allowing to you browse spas and salons, then requesting a booking on your chosen day and time. The spa or salon will then call you back to confirm your booking, or the closest available appointment. We requested our booking for 10am on a Friday morning, and the spa in question (Cosmos Wellness Retreat) called back within seconds confirming our appointment. It could be simpler!

But don’t take out word for it – why not try GoBeauty out for yourself by heading over to their website (click here) and booking your first appointment? Happy pampering, Beauty Warriors! 

5 luxurious ways to use Rooibos in your beauty routine

5 luxurious ways to use Rooibos in your beauty routine

Rooibos has long been considered one of South Africa’s best kept beauty secrets and has been used for all manner of skin concerns, from treating itchy rashes and other skin irritations to soothing a bad sunburn.

 

Whether you drink it or apply it topically, there’s no denying the antioxidant super-powers of this best-loved national treasure. Read on for some great ways to incorporate Rooibos into your daily routine (apart from your morning cuppa, that is).

 

As a cooling facial mist during the summer months

Brew up a batch of Rooibos, allow to stand, then pop into the fridge for a refreshing facial mist that can be used to treat sunburn, eczema, and even acne. You can also soak a clean face cloth in some cooled Rooibos tea, then use as a compress to soothe patches of eczema or sunburn.

 

As a calming toner

Cooled Rooibos tea applied to your skin using a clean cotton pad works remarkably well as a toner for sensitive or irritated skin types.

 

To soothe tired, red, itchy, or puffy eyes

Late night last night? Why not whip up a cup of Rooibos first thing in the morning, then place the cooled teabags over your eyes for 5 – 10 minutes to help soothe sore, tired eyes. The anti-inflammatory properties will also help to minimise swelling and puffiness.

 

As a relaxing facial steam

A weekly facial steam using a brew of Rooibos tea is a great way to soothe your senses, calm irritated and inflamed skin, and open up your pores for a deep cleanse. Create your own DIY facial by boiling three cups of water and pouring the contents into a large bowl or pot. Add two bags of Rooibos tea, and allow to steep for a few minutes. Lean over the bowl with your eyes closed and drape a towel over your head, allowing the steam to open up your pores. Do this for about 10 minutes, then follow up with a deep-cleansing mask, or simply use some cool water or your toner (why not try a Rooibos toner?) to close your pores.

 

A luxurious soak in the tub 

For a skin-softening treat for itchy, irritated, or sunburnt skin, fill your bath tub with some hot water, pop three Rooibos teabags into the hot water and let steep, before adding some cool water and soaking for as long as you like. You can also add a drop or two of your favourite bath oil, or a handful of bath salts for an extra sensory treat. (Please do not try this tip if you live in a water scarce area or an area experiencing a drought).

 

What are some of your favourite ways to incorporate Rooibos tea into your beauty routine? Are there any specific beauty products that contain Rooibos that you swear by? We’d love to know more!

 

 

A luxe skincare range developed specifically for darker skin tones? Meet USO by African Dermal Science

A luxe skincare range developed specifically for darker skin tones? Meet USO by African Dermal Science

A couple of weeks ago, the Beauty Warriors team popped by Sandton City to experience brand-new skincare brand, USO by African Dermal Science, at their pop-up skin bar. This luxe skincare range was developed by a team of scientists and medical doctors, and is specifically formulated for use on darker skin tones.

Whether your main concern is oiliness and congestion, or you’re battling with pigmentation, USO by African Dermal Science is the range for you. The range consists of 6 highly-effective and hard-working products, including:

USO 01 Hydro-Active Cleanser (R350)

This gentle cleanser is packed with antioxidants and won’t strip your skin, offering a cleansing experience like no other. It also contains vitamin C, which has a brightening effect on the skin, along with USO’s unique CCP Complex of active ingredients that leave your skin feeling clean and hydrated, and looking more radiant than ever before.

USO 02 Cellular Active Essence (R380)

This product is so much more than ‘just’ a toner: it’s packed with potent active ingredients like Kombucha, Rosehip oil, and USO’s unique CCP Complex to nourish your skin and prepare it for all the products to follow. You can spritz this directly onto your skin, or apply some to a cotton pad before swiping across your skin.

USO 03 Targeted Hyperpigmentation RX (R680)

If you’re concerned about dark spots, pigmentation, or an uneven skin tone, this is one product you need to add to your skincare routine. Unlike so many other products aimed at dark spots and pigmentation, USO 03 Targeted Hyperpigmentation RX boasts an innovative intelligent delivery system that focuses specifically on problematic areas, without affecting the rest of your complexion. The combination of two peptides used specifically to target problem areas ensures that your normal complexion is maintained (no lightening of other areas on your face), while effectively minimising the appearance of existing dark spots. Genius!

USO 04 Active Anti-Ageing Serum (R550)

This hydrating serum contains a slew of potent active ingredients that help to strengthen your skin’s natural barrier function while optimising your skin’s water reserves. It contains a unique CCP Complex with Centella, Chamomile, and pro-vitamin B5 to rejuvenate the appearance of your skin, while slowing down the signs of premature ageing.

USO 05 Active Day Cream SPF30 (R395)

This is by far one of our favourite products within the range, simply because it’s one of the few sunscreens we’re aware of that delivers broad-spectrum sun protection without leaving you looking like a ghost! This product promises no greying, no streaking, and no whitening – even on the darkest skin tones. It also contains a plethora of active ingredients, including the unique CCP complex of Centella, Chamomile, and pro-vitamin B5, to ensure that you skin is well-hydrated while protecting it from the sun’s damaging UVA and UVB rays. It’s a summer must-have!

USO 06 Active All Day Mist (R320)

Another beach bag essential, this refreshing Active All Day Mist is packed full of antioxidants and is great for providing an instant moisture boost while on the go. Simply spritz this onto your skin whenever the mood strikes (or when you need a little pick-me-up) to moisturise, refresh, and soothe your skin while providing plenty of anti-ageing benefits at the same time.

 

For more information on USO by African Dermal Science or to shop the full range of products online, visit their website, here. To stay up-to-date on beauty news from USO, follow them on Facebook, and Instagram.