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P C A Skin : Media launch

P C A – Physician Care Alliance

This is the first time for PCA Skin to be in South Africa and they really are making their presence known. The media launch took place in Johannesburg at the Saxon Hotel. Thanks to PCA Skin and Danielle Franco from Bush Telegraph Publicity, myself and a few other members of the media were able to fly out to Johannesburg from Cape Town to attend the launch.

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The launch consisted of an informative presentation on the brand as well as their products. Shortly thereafter we were treated to a live demonstration in the center of the room, showing us how the products work.

Here’s a little snippet of the demonstration:

About the brand

PCA Skin was developed in America by an aesthetician and dermatologist in 1990. Their products are grounded in three core pillars; product innovation, excellence in education and unparalleled customer support.

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We hand select ingredients that are uniquely compatible with the skin and body to ensure the best results are achieved. Our finished daily care and professional treatment products are created to work together in customized regimens that deliver healthy, beautiful, younger-looking skin.”

I love how passionate they are in creating products that deliver outstanding results without any compromises on quality, their promise to deliver safe products, efficacy, ingredients and their zero tolerance for animal testing.

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This is me standing in front of the branded wall.

Vision and Mission

“PCA SKIN® has been and continues to be a trusted innovator in the development of highly effective professional treatments and daily care products. Our vision is to improve people’s lives by providing results-oriented skin care solutions that are backed by science for the health of your unique skin.

PCA SKIN treatments and products are available through licensed skin health professionals that have been trained and certified by PCA SKIN in their use.”

It’s for every skin type!

PCA Skin has developed products for every skin type and for every challenging skin condition! Their line of result-orientated chemical peels have expanded to include treatment options for all skin types, ethnicities and conditions. If you are very passionate about your skincare and/or struggle with problematic skin, then I recommend you definitely look into making PCA Skin part of your skin regimen!

Link to a few testimonials: https://www.pcaskin.com/testimonials

 It has been a well kept secret and now, finally in South Africa, we will soon have access to it!

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“Our formulas are researched, designed and executed by our in-house PhD chemist. We address each skin condition holistically, with products combining the newest and most efficacious ingredients paired with proven, tried and true ingredients to create unparalleled, visible results. We have a solution to address a wide variety of skin types and conditions.”

PCA Skin will be available in stores soon!

Please enjoy this short clip from the day:

Visit their website for more info and to view their product range!

PCA Skin South Africa – http://www.pcaskin.co.za/

PCA Skin – https://www.pcaskin.com/

Check them out on social media!

Facebook – PCA SKIN South Africa

Twitter – PCASKINSouthAfrica

Instagram – @pcaskinsouthafrica

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Special thanks:

PCA: @pcaskinsouthafrica

Danielle Franco: @danielleforever22

Liezel van der Westhuizen: @liezelonline

 

Photographed by: Stacy-Robin

 

Want Wunder-ful Brows?

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I think many of us have come across this exciting product via social media or from beauty gurus all around the world and thought to ourselves, ‘Wow, I need this!’.

I became so curious and had to try it out for myself!

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WunderBrow: Brow gel

It comes in 5 different shades:

  • Blonde
  • Auburn
  • Brunette
  • Black/Brown
  • Jet Black

I have really dark hair so opted to go with the darkest colour available (Jet Black).

The consistency of the gel is quite thin in comparison to most eyebrow gels and when using the lighter shades, it loses a lot of the colour and coverage. My advise if you’re using the lighter shades is to apply the product to the brow and then add another layer once the first layer has dried.

What is great about the product is that a little really does go a long way! You would ideally apply the product with an angled eyebrow brush by picking up some product from the wand that forms part of the packaging.

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“Perfect even the most disobedient of brows with our one-step, long-wear eyebrow gel, WUNDERBROW from WUNDER2! Define, fill and thicken for a more natural brow look that is completely waterproof, smudge-proof, transfer-proof and lasts up to 3 days. Easily brush on the natural looking gel, infused with ‘hair-like’ fibers to fill and sculpt.”

Does it last?

“Our PermaFix Gel Technology locks colour & tiny hair fibers to the skin, giving you thicker and more defined brows for up to 3 days”

The brow gel claims to be waterproof, smudge-proof and transfer-proof! I of course could not resist putting it to the test! It definitely followed through, however, you have to ensure that the product is completely dry. As long as you aren’t using any oil based skincare products/ face washes, it can certainly last for up to 3 days.

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How do you remove it?

On the Wunder2 site, they advise that you purchase their WunderCleanse Eyebrow Gel Remover, I did not as I did not find it necessary but that is of course one way of removing it. I simply used some olive oil on a cottonwool bud and it came off reasonably easy.

If you end up trying it, please let me know how it has worked for you in the comment section below ->

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Interested in the brand? Visit: http://www.wunderbrow-za.com/w/tour/ OR http://www.wunder2.com/

Photographed by: Stacy-Robin

Lancôme – Skincare

Advanced Génifique

Youth Activating Concentrate Serum

According to Lancôme, Advanced Génifique is their #1 serum for “younger-looking” and “radiant” skin.

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“The more I live, the younger I am.” Advanced Génifique

Lancôme Advanced Génifique  (Youth Activating Concentrate Serum) does not come cheap. It is a luxury product and therefore it comes at a price. I have been using this product every day now for the past 2 months and I continue to use it because it really has been working for me. It’s not easy finding products that deliver on the promises they make and I have had such unbelievable results which is why I would absolutely love to share my story with you…

My story:

I’ve been struggling with dry skin for a while now since being a student. I’m not sure if it’s been caused by stress, lack of sleep or that I’ve been using all the wrong products but I’m sure it’s probably caused by a mixture of a whole lot of things. I have been feeling that my skin had lacked moisture and therefore was not as soft and as smooth as my skin from the neck down. I’ve tried all the obvious remedies, I started drinking more water, I tried different facial masks and the list goes on; but there was little to no improvement.

My dry skin days are behind me now all thanks to Lancôme, Advanced Génifique! My skin is glowing and feeling so supple and highly moisturized. It feels so great to not have to worry about the condition of my skin! I started seeing results within the first few days of using the product and it continues to deliver everyday.

Appearance:

I love the classic and minimal appearance of the packaging. The glass bottle really adds to the luxury of the product. The pump dispenses the perfect about of product, preventing product waste and making application easier.

It comes in:

30ml – R780

50ml – R1060

How to use it:

Apply about three drops of Advanced Génifique Serum evenly across your face and neck and gently massage into skin.

Why this product is a must-have:

Advanced Génifique Serum targets the 10 key signs of youthful-looking skin: texture, resiliency, elasticity, firmness, sagginess, fine lines, wrinkles, radiance, even skin tone, clarity.

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Improves the appearance of radiance, clarity, firmness, evenness in skin tone and texture.

If you have any questions about the product or if you have been trying the product out, please let me know how it has been working for you in the comment section below!

To find out more about this product, visit: http://www.lancome.com.au/skincare/by-product-category/serums-treatments/advanced-genifique/26901c-LAC.html#start=1&cgid=L3_Axe_Skincare_Genifique
 Photo by Stacy-Robin
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Special thanks:

Quintessentially Yours

What is Quintessentially Yours?

Quintessentially Yours‘ is the exclusive stockists of Oribe Hair Products and Smith and Cult Beauty Products in South Africa.

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High Tea with a side of lip gloss & nail lacquer?

I attended a media launch with my boss lady, Liezel van der Westhuizen, in May which took place in the form of a high tea. Beauty & Hair products were beautifully laid out in the center of the table where we were all seated. The products were however not laid out in vain, we were able to play around with each product and because of the very interactive atmosphere which was created, we were able to ask questions and really familiarize ourselves with not only each product but also with the brands.

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Smith & Cult

Smith and Cult was created by a legend, Dineh Mohajer, who is also responsible for revolutionizing the colour cosmetics industry when she launched Hard Candy in 1995.

“Smith & Cult represents the duality we all inhabit throughout our lives and our individual expressions of beauty, which reflect who we’ve been, are and aspire to become…”

Smith and Cult’s product range covers the following:

  • Nails
  • Eyes
  • Lips

When being introduced to the brand for the first time my first thoughts were that not only was the packaging delightful, but that the product that was visible through the packaging was also so striking, thanks to the bold and vibrant hues of the product itself.

I was absolutely obsessed with all the unique and quirky names of each shade in their nail lacquer colour range!

Here’s a list of some of the shades:

  • Bitter Buddhist
  • Stockholm Syndrome
  • Kundalini Hustle
  • Psycho Candy
  • Doe my dear
  • Pillow Pie

Smith and Cult’s nail range for me was definitely what stood out.

“Smith & Cult’s Nailed Lacquer consistently delivers both flawlessly smooth coverage and brilliant shine. While custom tailored to provide high performance, the exclusive 8-Free formula is formulated without Dibutyl Phthalate, Toluene, Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Xylene, Ethyl Tosylamide or Triphenyl Phosphate…”

Oribe

Oribe Hair Care was founded by renowned editorial and celebrity hairstylist Oribe along-side Daniel Kaner and Tev Finger. They believe that healthy hair is the underpinning for sexy, glamorous styling. I completely agree with them! One’s hair is one’s shining glory and I believe that if your hair looks and feels great, you feel great!

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“Oribe Hair Care’s award-winning packaging was designed to make the experience of using the products as beautiful as the formulas themselves. Every detail was carefully crafted and nuanced, from the shape of each bottle to the eco-friendly boxes sourced from well-managed forests and printed with vegetable inks. The architectural facets and striking jewel tones perfectly blend old-world heritage with modern elegance…”

 

Overall, I am really excited about these products and it’s success in South Africa. I am loving my new lip gloss by Smith and Cult and hope to add more of these exciting products to my private stash really soon!

 

 

Click on the link below to view products & start shopping!

http://www.quintessentiallyyours.co.za/

Instagram

Quintessentially Yours: @quintessentially_yours_sa

Smith and Cult: @smithandcult

Oribe: @oribe

Liezel van der Westhuizen: @liezelonline

Danielle: @danielleforever22

Stacy-Robin: @stacy_robin