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New Skincare Discoveries

I never thought I’d see the day that I’d confidently leave the house without any makeup on, but lately, it’s become an everyday thing and it’s all because of how great my skin is looking and feeling. In the last two months I have discovered a few new skin products that have really improved the health and appearance of my skin and after getting so many requests on Instagram, I thought I’d share more about the products I am loving.

Sorbet Salon Skin Vitamin Rescue Masque - By Megan KellySorbet Salon Skin Vitamin Rescue Masque

If you’ve been following along with my InstaStories, this product comes as no surprise!

The Vitamin Rescue Masque combines essential oils which include lavender, geranium, grapefruit and tea tree with advanced actives that include salicylic acid and highly concentrated vitamin A, C and E to help soothe, treat and restore your skin.

I had made the mistake of assuming that “rescue” meant that it was a hydration mask but after getting over the initial disappointment and giving the masque another go, I was pleasantly surprised (and officially hooked) by just how much smoother, brighter and more even my skin looked from just one use. It’s been more than a month that I have been using the Vitamin Rescue Masque regularly, and I love how it has transformed my skin from looking dull to a more even, brighter and softer complexion.

Whenever I notice that my skin is acting up, about to break out, or just looks tired, I slap on a thick coat of the Vitamin Rescue Masque and give it 20 or so minutes to soak in, before rinsing off. Although the formula is not as “creamy” as I had imagined, I quite like the texture of my skin afterwards and find that it still adds just enough moisture for my skin to feel comfortable.

The Sorbet Salon Skin Vitamin Rescue Masque retails for R99 and is available from Sorbet Salons and selected Clicks Stores.

Dermalogica Barrier Defence Booster

It’s been almost 2 years since I first tried Dermalogica and just when I thought that they couldn’t get any better, they go and release their newest offering the Dermalogica Barrier Defence Booster, a concentrated oil that helps to soothe and restore sensitive skin, leaving it feeling nourished and free from dryness.

I am prone to dry skin which becomes inflamed and sensitive when not treated properly. The Dermalogica Barrier Defence Booster combines my love for face oils with an extra-sensitive formula designed to nourish skin, relieve dryness and reinforce the skin’s natural barrier to protect it from further irritation.

The skin-soothing formula includes Squalane which works to lock in moisture, while Oat Oil helps combat sensitivity by soothing the area, leaving skin looking and feeling healthy.

The bottle design is quite nifty and features a soft bottom that can be pressed to dispense the oil into the palm of your hand. To use, simply pat 6-10 drops of the oil over your face, neck and chest or mix with your moisturizer before applying.

The Dermalogica Barrier Defence Booster retails for R1220 and is available from authorized Dermalogica stockists and www.dermalogica.co.za

Dermalogica Calm Water Gel and Booster Barrier Defense - By Megan KellyDermalogica Calm Water Gel

In addition to their Barrier Defence Booster, Dermalogica have also recently launched a new moisturizer that targets dry and sensitive skin.

Dermalogica has changed everything that I thought I knew about moisturisers by introducing Calm Water Gel, a weightless water-gel moisturiser that has been designed to hydrate dry, sensitive skin. The refreshing gel-like formula absorbs almost instantly to form a weightless barrier that protects your skin against the elements.

The Calm Water Gel uses Hyaluronic Acid to penetrate the surface of the skin to increase and lock in moisture, while apple fruit extract and glycerine works to soften the skin. The formula also includes cactus pear extract to sooth sensitivity and helps support moisture balance.

I have always used the Dermalogica Skin Smoothing Cream, which is a light-weight formula, but the weightlessness of the Calm Water Gel does not compare. Combined with the Barrier Defence Booster, these two new launches are a winning combo for sensitive and dry skin.

The Dermalogica Ultra Calm Water retails for R890 and is available from authorized Dermalogica stockists and www.dermalogica.co.za

REN Skincare 1-Minute Facial - By Megan KellyREN Skincare 1-Minute Facial

A few years ago, when REN Skincare first launched their 1-Minute Facial just about every beauty blogger was talking about it. Now, years later, I had the opportunity of trying it for myself and I completely understand the hype.

REN Skincare’s 1-Minute Facial is a transforming treatment that instantly improves the appearance and texture of skin. The formula includes water-activated Vitamin C, which I am quickly learning is the magic ingredient to a lot of good skincare as it leaves skin looking firm, bright, smooth and even.

The 1-Minute Facial can be used every 3 or so days. To use, simply massage the treatment on cleansed skin in small circular motions, so that the texture can lightly exfoliate the skin. To activate the Vitamin C, dampen your fingertips and massage the treatment again. Leave it for 1 minute before rinsing it off.

I am so thoroughly impressed with this product that I have already ordered my back-up for when this one finishes. To be honest, I had never tried any of their products previously but if this is anything to go by, I can’t wait to discover some new skincare gems.

The REN Skincare 1-Minute Facial retails for R580 and is available from Wellness Warehouse and www.wellnesswarehouse.com.

And that’s the skincare products that have completely transformed my skin. Have you tried anything new that you think I should give a try? Comment below and you might just see it pop up in my next skincare review!

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I am the creator behind By Megan Kelly, mom of two boys, named Axl (4-years old) and Eli (1-year old), and local business owner of Dr. Design. I live on copious amounts of coffee, spend my free time listening to podcasts while I garden or journal, and really enjoy baking fresh treats for my family. On the weekends, you’ll likely find me exploring our local city, looking for new family-friendly places for our kids, but that’s only if I am not already shouting at the soccer on TV. I support Tottenham and enjoy pretending to know what  I am doing in the Fantasy League, but really I am just in it for the laughs. I can be bribed with chocolate and will never admit to having too much makeup – although, I probably do.

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10 Comments
  • Henzyworld
    Posted at 04:45h, 22 March

    Hej! Jag är hudterapeut och har jobbat mycket med Dermalogica och kan säga att det är ett av de bästa märkena i branschen. Har själv använt de i snart 4 år, trots att jag jobbar med andra märken nu. Så du behöver inte vara orolig 😊 Så länge man väljer de produkter som passar till ens egna hud så funkar Dermalogica kalasbra.

  • kasiedasilva
    Posted at 16:28h, 19 March

    Thank you Lovely! xxx

  • _eatwithaspoon
    Posted at 11:51h, 15 March

    I have a sneaky suspicion that this is why my skin is a wrinkly, dry, peeling, pimply mess. These (amazing sounding!) products are just SO EXPENSIVE! I know they last longer, and you get a lot of bang for your buck but WOW. It’s hard to splash cash on these pricey products without KNOWING that they’ll work for you.
    You look gorgeous though, so that’s awesome 😉

    • Megan Kelly
      Posted at 15:43h, 16 March

      The great thing about Dermalogica is that you’re actually able to go for a free face-mapping where they break your skin up into different zones and tell you what your skin needs. It takes about 15-minutes but at the end, they usually give free samples of the products that they recommend for your skin. There are also awesome travel-kits available from the brand which gives you the opportunity to try several products at a time. Roughly, one of their products lasts about 3 months when used daily. If you’re looking for budget skincare, feel free to DM me with your skincare concerns and I will be happy to help!

  • kerryheathfield
    Posted at 14:19h, 14 March

    Really keen to try that Sorbet masque.
    Also, that Ren 1 minute facial sounds divine but a leetle out of budget.
    So glad you are feeling happier with your skin xx

    • Megan Kelly
      Posted at 17:51h, 14 March

      Let me know what you think about the Sorbet masque when you do!

  • An Ordinary Gal
    Posted at 12:05h, 14 March

    I enjoy the Ren Clarimatte toner. That Sorbet masque…well actually everything sounds lovely!

    • Megan Kelly
      Posted at 17:50h, 14 March

      The masque is especially fab because of the price tag hahaha!

  • Janel Sunderlall
    Posted at 09:57h, 14 March

    Going to try the Sorbet Masque out

    • Megan Kelly
      Posted at 10:48h, 14 March

      It’s really great! Let me know what you think of it.