These beauty picks are sure to boost your beauty rituals as well as your mood.

1. Lulu & Marula Nourishing Mask & Polish 

This is a two-in-one face mask and exfoliator that can smooth and brighten your skin for a healthy and rejuvenated complexion. Get it for R360 and follow the link to their website for more of their products.

  • The ingredients

It should come as no surprise that marula oil is at the heart of this product range. It is rich in antioxidants, including vitamins C and E – essential fatty acids that promote healthy, glowing skin. The formula also contains hibiscus fl ower and rosehip. Both are high in essential fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins that fi rm, brighten and tone your skin by increasing cellular turnover and promoting tissue regeneration for improved beauty.

  • The benefits

The combination of red Moroccan and French pink clays works to firm and detox your skin, at the same time delivering essential minerals. The mask and exfoliator comes as a dry powder and becomes activated once mixed with water, so you can customize it for what you need. For example, you can replace the water with apple cider vinegar for an intensive detox treatment, or use natural yoghurt for something gentler.

2. Pure Beginnings Revitalizing Body Wash 

This is a body wash for the whole family, packed with antioxidants to protect the skin from environmental damage. Get it for R89.95 and follow the link to their website.

  • The ingredients

The formula’s key ingredients are baobab fruit extract and vitamin E. Both are powerful antioxidants known to fight free-radical damage from environmental toxins and protect your beauty. Other extracts – such as jojoba, coconut and argan oil – contain essential fatty acids that hydrate and nourish the skin. However, the standard ingredient used throughout most of the range is aloe vera, as it is known for its anti-inflammatory and skin-soothing properties.

  • The benefits

This body wash is suitable for the whole family. It is free of synthetic detergents and foaming agents such as sodium laureth sulphate. Instead, gentle surfactants are used to ensure that the natural oils and healthy microbes are not stripped from your skin. And it is infused with citrus and ylang ylang to keep it refreshing and pleasurable to use.

3. Zui Flora Sheerlips Lipstick 

A natural lipstick that gets its vibrant color from certified organic flower petals, infused with essential oils to aid hydration.

  • The ingredients

Zuii’s SheerLips range aims not only to flush your lips with vivid color, but to nourish and repair the skin. Powdered organic flower petals of rose, jasmine and chamomile create the basis of the color range. A blend of essential oils and extracts – such as jojoba, sunflower and aloe vera – help to soothe, protect and moisturize your lips.

  • The benefits

The entire Zuii range of cosmetics is both natural and certified organic, using a unique blend of fl oral ingredients to nurture and protect your skin – and to give you a camera-ready look, as any cosmetic should. Each product uses food-grade ingredients, and remains free of preservatives, petrochemicals, parabens, talc, nanoparticles and genetically modified ingredients.

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