I think many of you already know that African Botanics is one of my favourite skincare brands. I love the way they combine rare botanical extracts with the latest in biotechnology to create truly unique (and effective) products. They have been busy creating new products, and here are my thoughts on three of their newest creations.
Rose Treatment Essence: This is easily my favourite product of the trio. According to their press release, ‘the powerful combination of bioactive medicinal plants, botanical emollients, peptides, humectants, B vitamins, oligosaccharides, yeast beta-glucan and collagen boosters deliver vitality and nutrients deep into the skin.’ The concentrated formula is designed to tighten pores and restore moisture levels while brightening, refining, hydrating and rebalancing skin’s pH levels. View Post
Being a skincare blogger, I often get to meet the artists/brains behind green beauty brands, and most of them are super inspiring! I only recently realised that most consumers never have the opportunity to get to know the wonderful people working behind their favourite brands, so I thought I’d start a new section called ‘Behind The Brand,’ where I interview some of my favourite people in the industry. Most of these interviews will be conducted via email, and I’ll try my best to limit editing to a minimum in order to keep the answers as authentic as possible.
Julisis is one of my all-time favourite brands; and Julius Eulberg, its founder, is one of the quirkiest and most inspiring people I know. He has spent years studying ancient texts on alchemy and herbalism, and he utilises this wisdom to create the most unique skincare products I’ve ever seen. I’ve spoken more about the brand and its philosophy in Julisis: An Introduction – so without further ado, let’s go straight to the interview. View Post
Surprisingly for a skincare blogger, the brand I’m currently most obsessed with is a wellness brand. Sun Potion, the brand I’m referring to, embodies the LA hippie luxe aesthetic better than any other brand that I’ve seen. From the purple glass packaging to matte gold labelling, they take wellness to a whole new level of luxury. I’ve been obsessed with them since I got my hands on a few of their products about a month and a half ago (I bought Tocos and Anandamide from iHerb; and Samantha Sargent of Be Naturally You, who recently started stocking the brand, kindly sent me the other two), and I use them all regularly. Unlike most other herbal powders that I’ve tried, these products taste amazing, and I really enjoy the ritual of creating my own custom elixirs every night by mixing my favourite powders together. View Post
I knew I’d love Boxwalla’s latest beauty box even before I tried it, and I’m pleased to report that I love it even more than I thought I would. Called ‘The Wandering Woman’s English Spring,’ the box contains two deeply hydrating, ultra-light products from Amly Botanicals and Twelve Beauty (perfect picks for spring, if you live in the Northern Hemisphere). Without further ado, here are my impressions of the two products featured in this box. View Post
I love face oils, but until recently, I used them only at night. I have oily, acne-prone skin, and I always found oils too heavy for daytime use. I don’t know if my skin has become less oily over the years, but lately, I’ve been loving adding oils to my morning routines. We are approaching winter here in Melbourne, and a few drops of a light day oil (on top of a water-based hydrating serum) keeps my skin soft and glowing all day long.
My selections below are all light and non-greasy, and they would work equally well as picks for spring/summer (in case you live in the northern hemisphere and are approaching summer, lucky you!). Most of my selections below will suit most skin types, including oily and acne-prone. View Post