radiant skin


Introducing the at home Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel that leaves you with gorgeous glowing skin. Its perfect for those of you who don’t have the time to get a facial and just want to be in the comfort of your home. Its super quick and easy plus pain free and my skin just feels gorgeous. I was super excited when the peel landed on my desk as its the first time I have done anything like this at home. Plus Dermalogica never disappoints.

The Rapid Reveal Peel kick-starts skin renewal for instant radiance, speeding up removal of dull cells on the surface of your skin to reveal brighter, smoother, healthier-looking skin below. This enhanced cell renewal helps make up for what your skin naturally loses over time.

Dermalogica’s promise is to see instant results from dull to beautiuful radiant skin. Lots of brands always promise instant results and really half the time its a load of rubbish. Trust me after using the first time I really did see a glow immediately. Its like I had already applied a liquid highlighter to my. Its a professional grade at home peel so its like you went to have a facial and didn’t even leave your bedroom.

Of course getting older means slower cell renewal, dehydrated skin, wrinkles the list goes on. By using the Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel its kick starting the cell renewal and removing dead dull skin. Meaning your skin will be smoother, brighter, and have a more refined texture and tone.

Each dose contains pumpkin fruit enzymes, rice bran extract, lactic acid and Australian caviar lime extract, this intensive peel treatment system removes dead skin cells, brightens pigmentation, smooths uneven skin texture, softens fine lines and tightens pores. With a unique complex of phytoactive Alpha Hydroxy Acids this helps with new and firmer skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by removing dulling surface debris without causing dehydration.

When you first start using the peel Dermalogica advise you to use 3 days in a row and then once a week after that. Make sure skin is cleansed and super clean. I like to do as part of my morning routine if I am not on a shoot and don’t need to rush off any where. Twist off the cap apply onto hands and then massage in. The peel doesn’t hurt like some I have tried at a spa but my face just feels warmer. You can leave on between 3-7 mins. I like to leave on for the full 7 minutes but that’s just me. What I love is that my skin has no redness and just looks great and feels amazing. By the time it comes to your make apoplication well the base just glides on.

Here’a a quick video from Dermalogica on how to use:

As you know Dermalogica is on the pricey side but its definitely a brand that works and gives amazing results. The Dermalogica Rapid Reveal Peel retails at R1495 for 10 doses but my skin really glows after so for me sometimes its just worth the investment. The whole pack will last about 2 months so not bad in the long term. Definitely a massive thumbs up from me.

Shahnaz x

Skin Boosting Illuminators – Highlighters and Powders

I am always trying to find different products that will illuminate the skin and make it glow when it comes to doing make up for a photoshoot and of course for myself. Of course if you suffer from crazy oily skin you may not want to try out some of these products as they will illuminate the skin so you can opt for the powders instead and highlight the key areas instead.

A lot of the time when I do make up for a job the clients always ask for amazing skin so its really important to know what’s out there and what does what and how we can make our skin look healthy and glowing and basically just amazing. Here is a big selection but I am basically obsessed with highlighting products so here is my list:

Essence My Base Skin Perfection Illuminating Make Up Base: This is a great little budget skin base that adds as touch of glow to the skin. Its very light therefore doesn’t leave skin looking too shiny and blends in beautifully into the skin and is a perfect way to give your skin a little pick me up and a great price. 

Revlon Photoready Skinlights: Love love love this skin illuminator. I have been using for the last 2 weeks and it really does illuminate the skin. This little goodie gives a healthy glow and is a great one to give you a pick me up when your skin is looking really dull and you feeling washed out. You can either mix in with foundation or add to the areas where you would add your highlighter. Apply before and after foundation. There are 4 shades from pale skin to darker skin which is great and is just a great product.

Mac Strobe Cream: This is a product that is probably found in most make up artists pro kit. Its a great highlighter that gives a beautiful natural glow to the skin and is known as a quick fix for the skin especially when it needs a real pick me up. It de-stresses, moistens, freshness and boosts with a fully loaded vitamin zap and a big dose of green tea. It brightens and clarifies with irridescent particles and antioxidants. 

Mac Minearlise Skin Finish in Lighstcapade: I have shared about this highlighter again and again because I love it. Its a beautiful powder highlight that gives a beautiful glow to the skin but its not for darker toned girls the alternative is gold deposit. I love the mineralise skin finishes they leave the skin looking amazing with a healthy glow. 

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector: Another beautiful creamy highlighter that I am a massive fan of and its one that I first discovered from watching a Lisa Eldridge video she is always a great source of information when it comes to finding out about good products. I leaves a beautiful glow to the skin and is one I also use all over the body to create a beautiful shimmer. (Available in Joburg).

Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow: This is another beautiful skin illuminator that is applied after moisturising and before foundation application to give the skin a boost and create beautiful perfected skin. Its a cross betweenan anti-ageing elixir and a complexion enhancing light diffuser to give your skin an instant spotlight effect. Contains collagen boosting peptides and patented wrinkle preventing ingredients to blur away lines and create luminous skin. Ingredients like rose hip oil and camellia oil help regenerate and moisturise skin. Its not available in SA but if you have a friend in the UK get your hands on this its beautiful.

Nars Illuminator: I am a massive fan of Nars and always have been and love the illuminators that come in quite a few shades so great for all skin tones. They come in stick and cream formulas I love both this one I have featured is the cream base. They are all about lighting the skin from within and enhancing your skin. Can be used as a highlighter or mixed into foundation too. I like to use as a highlighter. 

Nars Optimal Brightening Concentrate: I first discovered this following all the backstage beauty must have products last year and Nars really is a brand that never lets me down. This skin illuminator is an advanced radiance serum that brightens and revitalises skin. Infused with multi-action Vitamin C clarifies and evens out skin tone while working long term to prevent and repair the signs of ageing while the Noni Fruit Extracts boost cellular energy. 

So here is some of my highlighting and skin illuminators from budget to pricey. Its all about beautiful skin that looks fresh and radiant.

Hope you found the post helpful.

Shahnaz x