organic skincare


If you love all things natural and organic when it comes to your skincare then you will love this brand. The Petrichor Oils Miracle Rose Balm is just one of their gorgeous skincare products I am currently loving.  Its beauty balm that is seriously nourishing and hydrating your skin will thank you for it.

The Miracle Balm is made from Organic Beeswax, Grapeseed Oil, Apricot Kernel and Aloe. All these ingredients are seriously nourishing and protecting ingredients. Using only environmentally conscious properties. Its a product that can be used  year round on your face or any dry skin areas. Plus it has an SPF40.

Nicole the owner of Petrichor Oils loves to apply after the bath to give the skin some serious love before bed time. The balm also comes in a travel size which you can pop in your bag and use to keep lips hydrated . Its kind of like the Elizabeth Arden Hour Cream you can use on lips, face, cuticles or even cheat that glow on the top of your cheek bones. If you have dry knees, elbows or heels its a real goodie to add that hydration back into your skin.

Ingredients; Organic beeswax, Grapeseed oil, Apricot kernel, Aloe Ferox, Comfrey extract, Rosehip oil, Vitamin E, Rasberry seed extract, Rose Geranium, Rose, Patchouli, Rosemary, lavender essential oils.

The 5ml travel size retails at R90 and the 50ml which I have retails at R540. Available to purchase directly from Petrichor Oils or LMDA.

Shahnaz x

As you all know I am slightly obsessed with skincare for me its the way to go for a perfect complexion. When I got invited to the GR8 Skincare launch I was super excited especially because its chemical free. Its where science meets nature. Basically meaning they are a skincare company dedicated to creating cruelty-free products that combine scientific and natural ingredients in a safe, skin-healthy way. GR8 Skin is a locally made brand, with no nasty chemicals, got the good active ingredients like Vitamin A and C and is anti oxidant rich. I got my hands on a couple of the products from the range and so far I love the products.

This South African natrural skinvare brand is definitely one of my favourites. If you haven’t seen previous posts abourt me chatting about Eco Diva then you need to get your hands on one of their products. One of my all time favs is the double diva glow kit which consists of the face serum and cream. This time I am introducing the Eco Diva Shimmer Body Butter (R385) that gives your body a natural shimmer. Love Love Love.

I’ve gotten  to that age now (42) that my skin has changed and its not so combination like I used to be with oily areas. Its more dehydrated at times with pigmentation. Plus now I am looking for skincare to help with anti ageing as well as protect my skin at the same time. Introducing the gorgeous organic Probiotic Esse Protect Oil that’s actually local. South African skincare is actually truly impressive and this little bottle of oil has become my new best friend. I even got a “your skin looks amazing what are you using”yesterday so the oil is definitely working a treat.

Terres D’Afrique Organic Skincare – The Verdict

Since starting this blog I would say that I have been learning so much about skincare. I first heard about the product through their facebook page and as its organic I was intrigued to find out more.

Terres D’Afrique is organic skincare which combines traditional botanical ingredients in powerful combinations and concentrations. No colour additives, synthetic fragrances or harmful chemicals are used. The ingredients have been combined in highly effective formulations to ramp up their skincare benefits and everything has been sourced from small local producers and the end result is not only more luxurious but also more personal.

I was kindly offered a complimentary treatment by Stephan Helary the product developer and the man behind the idea. I went for the Amanzi Hydrating Facial purely because I suffer from dry skin in the winter months and I need all the hydration I can get. As I am Cape Town based I was invited to the new Langaro Spa in Camps Bay. Its a newly renovated spa/salon and is one of 2 places in and around Cape Town that stocks this brand.

The treatment was amazing and left me feeling so relaxed. The smells of each product were gorgeous making the whole experience even better. As well as a facial I got a mini shoulder massage and while my face mask was on my hands and arms were massaged. Below is a picture of the products used for my facial.

The key products on my facial:

  • Light Facial Cream with Marula, Manketti and Baobab which is fast absorbing with Omegas 3,6 and 9 and Vitamin C to hydrate and maintain elasticity. (smells slightly minty)
  • Uplifting Serum with Kigelia, Baobab and Buchu with potent anti-aging properties. It tightens and firms reducing wrinkles and fine lines while preparing the skin for hydration.
  • Gentle Face Scrub with Sugar, Marula Oil and Rooibos Flakes (smelt amazing) this gently removes dead cells, and softens, nourishes and stimulates cell regeneration.
  • Deep Cleansing Mask with Clay, Coconut Oil and Aloe Ferox which is an oil based mud mask that deep cleans while extracting heavy metals and toxins. The oil helps prevent skin from drying.

My skin was left feeling smooth, soft and glowing. My therapist Chantelle was very accommodationg and gave me 3 mini samples of the products used on my facial so I can give myself a few more mini facials at home.

terres samplesAs well as facial products they also have products for the body and hands so am definitely going to try out a massage and report back. I absolutely love the fact the products are all natural.The products are priced from R20 for the Facial Glow to R900 and the majority are priced in the R250 – R400 mark so great prices for beautiful products. Will definitely be investing in some of the products.

Hope you enjoyed my post. x