Achieving glowing skin can be very easy, if using the suitable products, in this blog I will take you through the easiest, affordable, and result driven products that are not so affordable in South Africa but very affordable overseas.
The Ordinary Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates the skin. This 5% formulation offers very mild exfoliation and is supported with a purified Tasmanian Pepperberry known to reduce signs of inflammation and sensitivity that is often associated with exfoliation.
This formula contains a studied Tasmanian Pepperberry derivative to help reduce irritation associated with acid use. This derivative is of plant origin and varies in colour seasonally and this colour variation may be apparent in the formula from time to time.
Contraindications: Lactic Acid should not be used on sensitive, peeling or compromised skin. Please refer to additional sun protection note and other warnings in provided Directions.
This pH of this formula is approximately 3.8. Lactic Acid has a pKa of 3.8 and pKa is the most important aspect to consider in formulating with acids. pKa implies acid availability. When pKa is close to pH, there is an ideal balance between salt and acidity, maximizing effectiveness of the acid and reducing irritation. Higher pH numbers in such a case would increase salt which counter-intuitively would make the formula even more irritating than if the formula was more acidic.
Note: While Lactic Acid can result in quick visible benefits, we generally suggest indirect forms of skin exfoliation in favour of direct forms such as this formula due to potential inflammation and sensitivity associated with acids.
Apply once per day, ideally in the PM. Can be diluted with other treatments to reduce strength until skin develops tolerance. Avoid contact with eyes. Contact of the product with the skin must be of limited frequency or duration. If irritation occurs, cease use and consult a physician. Use only as directed on unbroken skin. Patch testing prior to use is advised. Keep out of reach of children.
Sunburn Alert: This product contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective clothing, and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week afterwards.
https://amzn.to/38jSI3m will cost you R420 including delivery to your door 🙂
Pixi Toner :
Instantly refreshing, Pixi’s gorgeous glow-giver brightens, tones and conditions your skin after cleansing. Enriched with 5% glycolic acid – a natural derivative of sugar cane, and member of the alpha-hydroxy acid family – this gentle, exfoliating formula dissolves the bonds binding dulling dead cells to skin’s surface, to reveal the ‘new’ healthy skin cells underneath. Aloe then soothes and hydrates while oxygenating ginseng promotes cell health and skin vibrancy; witch hazel firms and tones, while horse chestnut boosts blood flow, to grant your complexion a naturally fresh and dewy radiance. Astonishingly affordable, this is mild yet effective, making it suitable for all skin types – just apply a few drops to a cotton wool pad, and sweep all over skin after cleansing (morning and evening) to gradually diminish signs of sun damage, fine lines, scarring and other imperfections.
https://amzn.to/34xDFlC R750 including delivery and import duties
Tonymoly I’m Real Olive Radiance mask Sheet
This set of five masks will help to rejuvenate dull skin, boost vitality and purify the skin of any impurities so you can glow on! This fun and functional sheet mask collection features different ingredients that help boost radiance while the 3-layer pulp sheet is filled with natural ingredients and soaked in different types of enriched essence (Water-type, Micro-Emulsion Type, Milky Lotion Type) to yield maximum hydration for your skin. Transform dull and tired skin into healthy, moisturized skin in as little as 20 minutes! This set includes: I’m Real Sheet Masks in Rose, Cactus, Pearl, Green Tea, and Lotus.
this pack will cost you R450 for 5 masks that should be used once a week so just under R100 per application
Le Mieux Peptide Foam Cleanser- Age Dedying Face Wash with Marine Collagen and 3 Peptides for Glowing Skin
Luxurious, peptide-enriched foam cleanser lifts away makeup and other surface impurities, leaving skin hydrated, soft and radiant.*
- 3 age-defying peptides (including palmitoyl Tertrapeptide-7 & Hexapeptide-12) promote supple, glowing skin.*
- Enriched with red algae extract, natural oils, mango seed butter, and 11 botanical extracts including ginseng root extract.*
- Formulated for dry, normal, combination, sensitive, and aging skin types.*
- No binders, thickeners, fillers, sulfates, or parabens. Cruelty Free, never tested on animals.
R645 for 180ml that should last about 4-5 months if used daily. I would recommend washing the skin morning and evening.
The one product you never knew you needed!!! this product is ultra hydrating, lightweight that delivers the gorgeous glow while protecting your skin with SPF25 against UVA and UVB rays. Suitable for all skin type, leaves behind ZERO white residue and creates flowless canvas for makeup that appears glowy, healthy and visibly plump for quick hit of hydration.
plus , this fabulous formula is also laced with delicious and tropical cocnut scent.... I am obsessed.
So to make it all clear… all you do is:
- Cleanse your skin
- use your pixi toner on a cotton bud
- lactic acid as your serum
- too faced moisturiser
- mask once a week
How much will it cost to get that glow you want: R2905 for 3 months supply , that is like R32 per day!!! cheaper than that cup of coffee that you get on your way to work 😉
hope you liked the read and see you again next week 🙂