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Quick Reviews #35: Cleansers

The Inkey List Salicylic Acid Cleanser You may be unfamiliar with The Inkey List as this brand isn’t available in South Africa yet, but it’s one of the new generation of super-affordable skincare ranges inspred by The Ordinary that focus on basic, hero ingredient formulations. Where I think The Inkey List has improved on The Ordinary’s concept is they have kept the product line small, focused and easy to understand, unlike DECIEM’s offering which is now completely overblown. I bought a few things from Cult Beauty the last time I was in the UK and this was one of the…

Quick Reviews #34: New Skincare

Lamelle Correctives Recharge CE Product overview: This is a high-potency vitamin C serum which contains 20% L-Ascorbic Acid; the purest and most active form of vitamin C. This is combined with 1% alpha-tocopherol (Vitamin E) in a stabilised, anhydrous (water-free) base. Read this to learn more about the importance of antioxidants like vitamin C in your skincare. My experience: As someone with pigmentation, you know I love a vitamin C serum and as a huge fan of the Lamelle range, I was excited to put this through its paces. In terms of texture, it’s unlike most of the other vit…

Introducing sk.in

If you follow us on Instagram you will have seen me talk about the new local skincare company, sk.in (Skin Ingredients), numerous times over the past few months. This range of five skin serums was created by Dr Alek Nikolic, a world renown aesthetic medical practitioner (and my personal botox magician), to provide women (and men) with access to products which contain prescription-strength ingredients without the unpleasant side effects, or the bracing price tags. The sk.in concept was sparked when Dr Nikolic realised that there was a real need for medical grade cosmeceuticals to be available without having to visit a doctor’s office. The…

Jules’ 2018 Favourites: Skincare

Last year was something of a turning point for me when it came to my skincare. I would say the most significant change I made was settling into a more consistent at-home routine that supported the professional treatments I’ve now been getting regularly for the past two years. These treatments are mainly aimed at tackling my pigmentation and slowing the march of time across my face but their effectiveness is definitely improved when I’m diligent about the products I use at home. I still don’t have a set “routine” in the sense that I use the exact same products every…

NEW: Environ Focus Care Range

Environ Focus Care range

Anyone who has ever complimented Camilla on her skin would have heard her rave about Environ; it’s a brand that she has used consistently for years and a range that has completely transformed her skin. Designed by industry legend, Dr. Des Fernandes, and researched and developed in South Africa, Environ is a professional line (which is why you can’t buy it online – you need to have a consultation so the right products can be recommended for you) based on the power of vitamin A to slow the signs of ageing. You can find out more about the fascinating science…

Introducing the Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum

Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum | All Dolled Up

Elizabeth Arden are famous for their Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum, a product that has become a cult classic since it was launched several years ago. Ceramides are somewhat of an unsung hero in the skincare world – they are anti-ageing powerhouses and yet, they are rarely praised in the same way that, say, Retinol, Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid are. Ceramides make up over 50% of the skin’s composition, so they play a vital role in your appearance and dictate how well your skin responds to environmental aggressors. Elizabeth Arden have upped the ante by incorporating another…

Introducing the Foreo LUNA™ 2

Foreo Luna 2 - Dermastore - All Dolled Up

There are a few companies in the world who have turned their industries upside down through innovative thinking and a refusal to settle for the status quo. Apple, Uber, Virgin, Netflix and Warby Parker are all names you probably know but another industry disrupter you might not have heard of is Foreo (“For Every One”); a beauty and wellbeing technology company whose mission is to create groundbreaking, accessible solutions that bring happiness and benefit to our everyday lives. Most well known for their game-changing silicone toothbrushes and vibrating cleansing devices, this trailblazing brand is now available in SA through Dermastore…