glowing skincare


The Vichy Mineral 89 Daily Booster is literally like a glass of water to your skin. I actually first saw the serum being used by UK makeup artist Cher Webb and if it was good enough for her then I needed it too. I actually went and bought my own because as you know I love a glow. Vichy kindly sent me a new one with some other skin goodies. Its infused with one of my fav ingredients Hyaluronic Acid and the Vichy Spring Water which means glowing plumped skin.

As we get older our skin gets less hydrated and we basically need all the extra love. Hydrated skin is healthy skin. When its dehydrated thats when we see the fine lines and a dull complexion. Skin can get patchy and trust me when I say your foundation won’t look great. Its all about the dewy glow and to achieve this we need to be on point with our skincare routine.

The Vichy Mineral 89 Fortifying and Plumping Daily Booster (R425 for 50ml) is low in the ingredient count. Its only got 11 ingredients instead of the usual 20 so its pretty much a goodie for everyone. Its got the highest percentage (89%) of the Vichy Spring Water so it really is the hydration booster.

Hyaluronic Acid is a molecule that can hold 1000 times its weight in water, to fortify the skin’s natural moisture barrier. When your skin barrier is impaired, you can start to suffer from dryness, irritation, and redness, and blemishes become more likely. The Vichy booster also makes use of glycerin, which works to draw moisture into the skin. Basically I love this stuff.

Its perfect for those with redness, breakouts as it doesn’t clog pores, dehydrated skin or even normal skin as it will plump up your complexion. Its great because both men and women can use so hide your away if you don’t want to share.

I love to add this in the morning in my layered skincare routine. I literally can’t live without Hyaluronic Acid it really adds that glow. Also amazing after a skin peel as that can really dry out and tighten skin. Its a great pick me up if you need some extra hydration and get the glow we all love.

Available at Clicks and Dischem the Vichy Mineral 89 Daily Booster comes in 2 sizes a 50 and 75ml. Its definitely worth the investment for healthy plumped radiant skin.

Love Love Love

Shahnaz x

I love a gorgeous glow to the skin its basically what I live for when it comes to my skincare. The Gatineau Perfection Ultime Cream Serum gives me just that. The skin perfecting cream is super light but has the potency of a serum. I am all about taking care of my skin but without having to do botox or fillers. I am always looking for skincare that will help slow the ageing process down and give me a glowing complexion at the same time. The Gatineau Perfection Ultime Cream Serum gives my skin the hydration I really love.

We lead busy stressful lives, a good night sleep is not always manageable, pollution and harsh UV rays all affect our skin. All these elements can age the skin quicker so a good skincare routine is absolutely vital. I absolutely love French skincare and this one is no exception. The brand is known for combining natural ingredients with cutting-edge biotechnology.

I was lucky to get a press drop from the brand and try this new Perfection Ultime Skin Perfecting Cream Serum. Its a new type of serum that can be used on its on or underneath a moisturiser. Its definitely got the hydration to be worn as a moisturiser. I like to use a couple serums at a time and then work this one in at the end. It basically has the potency of a serum but as mentioned earlier its super light and melts beautifully into the skin.

Key Ingredients:

Yeast Glucomannans – Rich in Amino Acids, Proteins, Minerals, Antioxidants and Vitamin B to provide a more youthful complexion and boost Collagen production.

Neurophrolin – Wild Indigo Extract helps soothe stressed skin and is known as the “destress express” for skin cells, as well as improve skin tone.

PatcH20 – A complex of Plant Sugars, Serine and Brown Algae which are packed with skin replenishing nutrients and antioxidants. Enriched in amino acids, proteins, minerals, anti-oxidants and vitamin B – these key ingredients help the skin get healthy and well as give that natural glow I love.

Centella Asiatica –  A rich anti-oxidant flowering herb known for its multiple younger complexion benefits. It reduces inflammation, stimulates new cell growth, builds collagen and improves circulation allowing a surge in nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

White Tea – A powerful anti-oxidant.

Hyaluronic Acid – Deeply hydrating for plump and soft skin. Definitely a key ingredient in my skincare routine.

As mentioned earlier you can use on its own or combined with a moisturiser. I am a layering kind of girl because as you know I am all about the glow. Apply in the morning or at night or both its really up to you. A thicker layer can be applied at night as a treatment mask once or twice a week if skin really needs that extra love.

Available online at Absolute Skin (best price R945) , Foschini Stores and Dischem stores selling at R1150.

Definitely worth checking out if you looking to invest in your skin.

Shahnaz x

For those of you who follow me you all know I am definitely the Queen of Glow. I am obsessed with skincare and makeup that will get me that ultimate glow. That’s why I love the Glow Getter 24K Gold face and eye masks. They both give me hydration where I most need it and that beautiful glow I love. So by the time it gets to applying base my skin is looking and feeling 100%.

Gold face masks seem to definitely be a trend when it comes to skincare. But does it actually work and how does the gold work? It seems that quite a few brands are using the sheet mask technology fused with the ancient healing of gold. So is it worth spending R415 on 3 face masks?

Gold actually has a lot of skincare benefits. It works to stimulate the production of your natural collagen levels, and well as reduce long term collagen loss. For the immediate benefit lots of hydration and a glowing complexion. The face and eye mask are perfect if you need that last minute pick me up. Gold also helps boost the microcirculation of the skin, leaving it energized and radiant.

The Hayat Beauty Glow Getter 24k Face Mask comes with 3 in a pack. Each of these masks is infused with 24K real gold and hyaluronic acid for relaxing the skin and achieving a brighter, more revitalized complexion. The masks are perfect for a pre makeup prep to add an instant shot of love to the skin. I love to keep mine in my Skin Bar so its also really refreshing and soothing on the skin. Its a real pamper treat for me I can take some time away and read my book.

Key Ingredients:

  • 100% Pure Gold: Lifts, brightens, reduces the appearance of fine lines. leaves skin feeling silky smooth, revitalized and youthful. Promotes skin metabolism, improves skin protein and absorption ability.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: Enhances moisture content in the skin. Improves skin’s physical condition, prevents oxidation. Revitalizes skin’s outer surface layers, making the skin softer, smoother and radiantly hydrated. Reduces wrinkles and fine lines.
  • Trehalose: Has significant moisture retention properties. Rehydrates and moisturizes the skin.
  • Avena Sativa (Oats) Peptide: Anti-oxidant, increases skin activity, slows down aging. Brightening and moisturizing while reducing fine lines.
  • Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract: Fights free radicals, helps the absorption of Vitamin C and E. Strengthens the flexibility of the skin. An anti-oxidant that protect the skin from harmful effects of UV radiation.

The Glow Getter 24K Gold Hydrogel Eye Recovery Mask have 5 pairs in a pack. They work pretty much the same way as the face mask as well as help reduce puffy eyes. The eye masks are a great beauty booster to give the under eye area an instant glow as well as help reduce those pesky fine lines. One of my biggest issues is my under eye area especially when I don’t get enough sleep. Hydration is key for this sensitive area so the hyaluronic Acid really helps a a lot.

Go Check out my insta stories highlight on the 24k Glow Getter to see the eye patches in action and howe my skin felt after. They are perfect if you need to sooth and hydrate these are always a goodie to start your day especially if you haven’t gotten enough sleep. Plus it makes applying concealer so much easier.

Hayat Beauty also stock some other amazing products so if you haven’t already go check out their site here.

Shahnaz x

For those of you who haven’t used Avene you need to check the French Skincare brand out. The heart of the brand is the Thermal Spring Water which has healing properties and really focuses on sesnitive skin. If you follow me on instagram you would have seen me banging on about the Thermal Water, its a must have for everyone. Its really all about getting gorgeous skin with Avene as they have such wonderful products on offer. Today I am chatting about two products the Soothing Moisture Mask and the Refreshing Mattifying Fluid. Loving them both.

Elizabeth Arden have upped their game on a whole other level each time I test something out I am blown away. The 8HR range has grown from the cult cream to a whole range to include a face oil, face mist, sun screen, lip balm and now a moisturiser. I have been getting my glow on with the Elizabeth Arden 8HR Daily Defense Moisturiser Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 35. Its got so many skincare benefits and it leaves skin so hydrated you literally can’t go wrong here. Its my go to moisturiser and will definitely invest in one for my pro kit.