44 Sea smarts While luxury spa brand, Black Pearl, does not have a dedicated acne range, it prescribes two acneic skin products, name the Thermal Mask and the Light Day Cream SPF 25.
Ingredients include: C12-15 alkyl benzoate (improves skin texture and softness); and lecithin (tones and moisturises and promotes the restoration of the barrier function of the skin to prevent moisture loss from the deeper layers.”
Says Faaizah Abram of Black Pearl South Africa: “Thermal Mask contains a unique complex that integrates natural sea minerals with vitamins and additional active components such as zeolite and sea buckthorn oil. The mask begins to act and warm the skin from the very first touch. Its heating effect gently encourages the pores to open, while the mask thoroughly cleanses and enables active substances to penetrate the skin more easily. From the very first use, the mask will give the skin a smooth, refined, supple look and natural glow.” Active ingredients include Kaolin, which helps to cleanse and exfoliate dead skin cells and debris from the surface of the skin, while offering soothing properties; PEG 8 (a skin conditioning agent that also moisturises the skin; and sodium potassium silicate. The latter is high in minerals and helps to moisturise and stimulate cell function, and also has skin conditioning properties Abram points out that the Black Pearl Light Day Cream SPF 25 is a moisturizing cream with an extraordinary light texture that helps to balance the skin’s moisture level. “This cream protects the skin from the free radicals and sun damage that create new signs of ageing. It’s a unique oil-free cream that is rapidly absorbed, leaving the skin with a hydrated matte finish.”
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From Kalahari Ancient Desert Secrets, the Activated Charcoal Mask is a deeply purifying and clarifying treatment mask suitable for the effective removal of impurities, blocked pores and dry sky build-up. The combination of marine botanicals and plant extracts such as resurrection plant, ensures optimal anti-ageing benefits. Activated charcoal effectively absorbs toxins, bacteria and pollutants from the skin, leaving it well exfoliated and clarified. Suitable for oily and problematic skin conditions, the Kalahari Oily Skin Correction Gel is a highly effective, fast absorbing gel formulated from botanical extracts of resurrection plant extract, tea tree leaf oil and witch hazel leaf extract. The ingredients specifically target oil skin, problematic breakouts and inflamed skin conditions. This lightweight gel purifires and moisturises the skin, leaving it with a blemish-free appearance. Kalahari’s Nourishing Face and Neck Mask is an ultranourishing face and neck mask rich in vitamins and botanical oils. Shea butter and grape seed oil assist in boosting hydration of the skin and prevent signs of
premature ageing. This mask will leave the skin smooth and deeply hydrated.
Natural high tech range Italian brand, Team Dr Joseph, is dedicated to helping the body restore its natural balance and is gentle enough to promote healing, while it targets inflammation. It believes that a quality make-up remover, cleanser, toner and moisturiser that aren’t too rich, but still hydrating are key in preventing monthly flare-ups. The Team Dr Joseph Gentle Makeup Remover is derived from a combination of plant oils and is rich in vitamin E. By removing make-up, which is often comedgenic, properly it prevents the formation of blocked pores and breakouts. Purifying Cleansing Gel makes use of Usnea extract, often used as a topical antiseptic, to heal and alleviate skin inflammation. For smooth and supple skin, the Team Dr Joseph Fruit Acid Peel is essential. Natural bioactive fruit acids gently exfoliate the skin while hyaluronic acid hydrates, resulting in a glowing complexion. Hyaluronic acid is also an effective anti-ageing ingredient that de-clogs the skin, leaving it feeling fresh and cleansed.
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