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Shahnaz Loves Beauty


If you have been following me on instagram you will know all about my skin pigmentation journey. Loveit Spa and Lamelle have kindly sponsored me for 5 months to help with my fight against pigmentation. I had already been taking the Ovelle D3 Supplements to help with anti ageing and pigmentation. As well as the Brighter Corrective Serum. The skin journey with Lamelle consists of the Luminesce range that focuses on pigmentation, 5 skin peels and the amazing Helase sunblock. I have also invested in the Vitamin C Corrective Serum as well as a few other bits.

So I am now in my third month I just had my third skin peel this week and so far I am really happy. Will my pigmentation go away completely probably not? However I have seen a big difference from when I started to now. The pigmentation has definitely gotten lighter and has started to break up as well. Living in SA and being in the sun, having kids and being on the pill are all factors for my skin. I was never great at wearing sunblock and now I am paying the price for it. Taking care of your skin and wearing sunblock are so key you cannot miss this step out at all.

The Lamelle Luminesce range as I mentioned focuses on hyperpigmentation. Its basically known as the “most advanced pigmentation program”. I am currently using the Brighter Day, the Evening Glow and the Brighter Cleanse. The day and the night creams have been reformulated to now inhibit multiple pathways of pigment formation and, for the first time ever in the skincare industry, to intervene in pigment formation in melasma at the DNA level.

Brighter Day (R840) : Firstly I love this moisturiser it melts into my skin and gives a gorgeous glow. The cream definitely brightens the skin as well as keeping it really hydrated. It delivers active ingredients to over-stimulated cells (melanocytes) to influence the overproduction of melanin. The patented bio-peptides improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, dark spots, and dullness in the skin. It contains six key brightening ingredients together with modern biotechnology that form a complete solution to hyperpigmentation.

Key Ingredients:

  • Brightening Peptides: Oligopeptide-34 as well as Pentapeptide-13
  • Licorice extract: is used as a tyrosinase inhibitor as well as an anti-inflammatory.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: Its a potent water binder in the skin responsible for hydration.
  • Niacinamide uses vitamin B3 to inhibit melanin transfer as well as enhancing the functioning of the lipid bilayer.
  • Pea extract: acts as an antioxidant reducing free radical triggers of hyperpigmentation.
  • Horse Chestnut: Its also used as an anti-oxidant and anti-swelling property.

Evening Glow (R995): With this cream I have found I can’t use it every night as its such a powerful treatment. I apply this every other night and I love how my skin feels after application and how soft it feels in the morning. The moisturiser a powerful nighttime pigmentation treatment that assists in lightening pigmentation, whilst effectively hydrating skin as well as providing antioxidant protection. When it come to ingredients the day and night have some that are the same.

Key Ingredients: 

  • Brightening Peptides: Oligopeptide-34 as well as Pentapeptide-13
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Soybean and Shea butter to  increase hydration.
  • Pea Extract
  • Glycine Soya oil: This assists with lipid bi-layer maintenance and helps soothe the skin.
  • Niacinamide
  • Retinol: Which acts as an antioxidant and accelerates keratinocyte turn over to enhance the viable epidermis.
  • Glycolic and Lactic acids: These both help retexturize the skin and to also increase cellular turnover.

Brighter Cleanse (R240): With this one a little goes a long way you literally need a small amount. I love how the cleanser feels on my skin and how hydrated it feels after washing. The cleanser is a patented bio-peptide infused foaming cleanser which helps to reduce the formation of excess pigmentation. Its really soothing but also really helps improve the skin tone.

Key Ingredients:

  • Brightening Peptides: Oligopeptide-34 as well as Pentapeptide-13
  • Organic Extracts of Mallow with its anti-inflammatory benefits.
  • Peppermint Extract assists in oil control.
  • Yarrow Extract: It acts as an antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and an astringent to enhance skin.
  • Lemon Balm extracts soothe and deeply cleanse the skin.

For sun protection the Lamelle Helase SPF 50 (R525) its a really goodie this one. I love how hydrating it is and also how it adds that extra glow to my complexion at the end of my skincare routine. The Helase is an innovative photo-protection sunscreen that has the ability to not only prevent sun damage but to also repair damaged DNA. It protects the skin from the harmful effects of the full solar radiation spectrum including Visible Light and Infrared radiation.

Key Ingredients:

  • Filters that protect against UVA and UVB radiation
  • AhR inhibitors protect against skin ageing by preventing inflammation.
  • Photolyase enzyme derivatives repair direct DNA damage that is caused by UVB.
  • OGG-1 Enzyme antagonist protects against indirect DNA damage caused by UVA.
  • TRPV1 receptor antagonists protect against Infrared Radiation, preventing excessive heat and inflammation in the skin which can lead to ageing due to enzyme activation. Also protects against Visible Light which includes High Energy Visible Light .which can cause pigmentation in darker skin types
  • Pycnogenol a potent antioxidant protects again free radicals produced by UVA and absorbs some UVB while suppressing inflammation.

In a previous post I chatted about the supplements and the Brighter Corrective. If you didn’t catch that post you can click here to read about them. The Lamelle Ovelle D3 supplements I take every day and have been for about 4 months now. The Brighter Corrective I started on a awhile back and now I apply both morning and night to really try kick the pigmentation in the butt.

As I love Vitamin C so much and its so key to a good routine I thought I would try out the Lamelle Vita-C Lipid Serum. After cleansing my skin I love to add a face mist and then apply this serum and massage in with my Gua Sha every morning. I absolutely love it. My skin feels and looks amazing. The serum is a high-potency Vitamin C Serum that brightens and hydrates. Plus it really adds that glow I love so much.

Key Ingredients:

  • A lipid-soluble Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C) at a 20% concentration, which has shown to help improve signs of skin ageing as well as brighten and enhance skin with a healthier glow
  • Squalane, Jojoba Oil, Bisabolol, and Ginger Root Extract assist in moisturizing the skin by keeping the lipid barrier replenished, whilst supporting skin suppleness, smoothness.

I am so grateful to Candice at Loveit Spa who made this all happen with Lamelle. We just did my third skin peel the Retistore which is not only anti ageing but helps with pigmentation. I will be chatting about the peels next week in detail but I am loving them. My skin health is great and as I mentioned before there is a difference from when I started. The pigmentation is definitely lighter and has broken up so I don’t feel so self conscious as I did when I started this skin journey.

Go check out my insta highlights on Lamelle to see a before and after. For those of you who are Cape Town especially Southern Suburbs you definitely need an appointment with Candice. Her passion for skin is amazing and wanting to really help with my skin I am truly grateful. Candice also sells all the Lamelle goodies but for the rest of you check out Dermastore for the whole Lamelle range.

I will be coming back to you all at the end of the 5 months so early December to see what the end results are. Am truly excited and am hoping to see great results.

Shahnaz x