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So last week I was invited for an educational skincare for Acuizhen which is an all organic skincare range. Anel from Future This, is the Skin Specialist who did a facial for me and talked me through the range. If you are a big fan of organic skincare then you will love this brand.

The man behind the brand is Dr Erich Schulte, he has been at the forefront of skincare and skin improvement for decades. In creating this range he has applied contemporary scientific knowledge to deliver active ingredients naturally occuring in plants effctive formulations. The name Acquizhen and the word in the name “zen” emphasizes the qualities of deep thought, peace and intuition which are important components of the Acquizhen approach.

The range has been designed to be absolutely efficacious which you want for your skin but that will also be gentle on your skin.  The ingredients are harvested from organic or sustainable wild sources, where a minimum of 99.20% of the active ingedients are derived from natural sources.

Here are the products that were used on my skin:

Freshening Cleanser R280: Its a cleanser and toner in one that effectively cleanses without stripping the skin and leaves the skin with a balanced pH. It is purifying deep into the pores and on a cellular level neutralises damaging effects of free radicals. Key ingredients: Apple (promotes skin elasticity), Witch Hazel (closes open pores and reduces skin irritation), Alfafa (antixoidant), Resveratrol extract from the young leaves og grapes (neutralises cells and prevents premature skin aging) and Sweet Orange esential oils (revitalises skin).

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Gentle Exfoliating mask R450: This made my skin really tingle because it was stimulating my skin ( but not in a painful way) this product is good for anti ageing and revitalising the skin (need that in my life). It contains enzymes that gently removes dead skin cells. Apparently the tingle happens because of the ingredients and low pH. Key Ingredients: Aragan seeds, Papaya extract (removes dead skin cells and softens skin), Alfafa, Witch Hazel, Apple extract, White Tea, Ginger extract and Bisabolol (maintains skin’s elasticity, ani-oxidant and anti-inflammatory), Resveratol, Green Coffee Oil (supports skin’s natural regeneration) and Grape Seed Oil (essential for mainaining healthy skin).

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Nurturing Night Cream R650: This cream was massaged in my face. It focuses on the repair and regenerating process and its most active during the night time. It will firm and distress environmental damage caused during day time exposure. Key Ingredients: Blackberry Leaf, Alfafa, Kigelia extract (firm and soothe skin), Papaya, Grape Seed Oil, Hyaluronic acid (contains intensive moisture), White Tea, Reservatrol, Ginger extract and Lavender (soothes skin).

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Rebalancing Mask and Tabs R550: This is a fresh skin smoothing fleece mask which improves the appearance of stressed and tired skin.

Replenishing Day Cream R650: This cream moisturises, protects and refines every type of skin type and gives radiance and vitality (yes please). A firming effect is achieved if its used every day and also treats fine lines and wrinkles. Its high in collagen and anti-oxidants. Key ingedients: Para Cress extract (alleviates fine lines around the mouth and eyes), Kigelia, Edelweiss extract (anti-oxidant and protects against sun damage), Green Coffee, White Tea, Resveratol, Apple extract and Ginger extract.

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My skin felt really smooth after the facial and was glowing which is what we want after we have had a facial done. I liked the fact that my face was tingling with the exfoliator beacuse I knew something was working. The more you use the product the less it tingles. If you want to find more about the brand go check out:

www.acquizhen.com

I asked Anel some key skincare tips here is what she said:

  • Exfoliate its key to treating the signs of aging beacuse it increases the cell turnover which slows down with age. If you don’t exfoliate your skin will be dull and you will see more fine lines. Exfoliating helps stimulate the skin’s cell turnover as well as cellular metabolism which help brighten the complexion and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Always wear SPF even in winter. Make sure you choose an SPF of 15 or higher and make sure you get a good cover of UVA and UVB rays.

Hope you enjoyed my post. x

 

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