3 words. Affordable. Effective. Results. I cannot tell you how quickly this became a holy grail pack for me. I purchased this as a pamper pack for Christmas and I went out and purchased an extra one, in fear of it running out as well as scoring an amazing bargain. I will say, it’s good enough to purchase separately.
ZA cosmetics and skin care don’t often cross my mind when I’m thinking about pharmaceutical brands. Drug store doesn’t necessarily mean ineffective, but the ideology behind luxury can often culminate placebo results. You pay $105 for a “whitening and brightening” treatment serum and you “see” results, because you’ve justified spending that sum of money. This was affordable and really showcases your skin’s luminosity.
To be honest I don’t know what skin type I have. I kinda just press my finger to my skin and if it feels oily I’ll get out the blotting paper, but I can’t tell the difference if it’s oily. I’m pretty sure it’s not oily, I have a feeling it’s probably dry to normal. Currently, I’m experiencing some dry patches, but I think it’s because I’m not looking after myself properly, at the moment. I think maybe I’m not drinking enough water, it probably doesn’t help with the social drinks you attend. I just never had the acne problem that other teenagers had. (Ed’s note – Lalaine, has amazing skin, it’s at this point in the interview that I was like, this girl, I want her pores. Non-existent pores. Clear glowing skin. Want. Want. Want.)
I came across this mask when I was scouring my beauty folder. In which, contains a plethora of sources and research articles that are based on diets, regimes, ingredients and other beauty related topics. The lactic acid in yoghurt helps to exfoliate any surface dead skin on the surface of the dermis, the honey to act as an antibacterial and soothes any redness and the lemon juice to keep skin brightened and help to temporarily* dull dark spots. Mix these ingredients together and you not only have a delicious lemon smoothie, but a cooling and light mask.
The benefits of turmeric are plenty and to be honest, unless you have an Indian background such as myself, it’s difficult to know its properties and its uses of the top of your head. Continue reading →
Asian beauty is simple, these women know what good skin-care is. With the beauty industry’s continuous growth, the Asian market is proving not only successful, but highly sought after. Skin care is at the centre, and the corner-stone for good health is glowing, clear skin. Given the opportunity to speak with two different Asian beauties, their philosophy for radiant skin stemmed from simple and uncluttered bathroom cupboards. Mother always said less is more. Read more on theColumn page.
Turmeric is a common ingredient in South Asian cuisine and with a number of academic articles on this spice, it seems the evidence is endless. In relation to skin care, this particular spice has been used topically for a number of purposes. To find out more, head on over to the Createpage to see how you can make your own turmeric facial mask and learn more about the Ayurvedic properties of the turmeric root.