Beauty Buzz – NEW in April 2017

So, what’s new in the beauty world?

Today’s Beauty Buzz post features 5 new beauty products I think you need to know about this month…


1. Ultimate Blends Shampoo and Conditioner by Garnier

Garnier Ultimate Blends range has been taking the hair world by storm. This month sees them launching a new shampoo & conditioner in the range: The Delicate Soother. Formulated for those who struggle with itching, tingling and tightness of scalp.

People with delicate hair & scalp need an extra dose of comfort and gentleness and Garnier Ultimate Blends is now introducing its most gentle blend: Ultimate Blends Delicate Oat.

Formulated with Oat milk and rice cream to cleanse, soothe, hydrate and protect. The formulation is creamy but with no weigh down. Hair is left feeling soft and easy to detangle.

Garnier Ultimate Blends Delicate Oat contains nature-inspired ingredients: Oat Milk, to soothe & soften, and Rice Cream, to moisturize & protect. Oat Milk is rich in antioxidants, Vitamin B1, calcium and iron while Rice cream is known for its wealth of proteins and is used in Asian skincare for its hydrating properties.

2. Clinique Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Vitamin C

New from Clinique – the Fresh Pressed™ 7-Day System with Pure Vitamin C harnesses the full power of pure Vitamin C at the highest concentration to brighten, even and retexturize skin.

Vitamin C naturally degrades over time and is most powerful when it is fresh. Specialized stay-fresh packaging isolates the pure Vitamin C until activation, maintaining its freshness and full power, to deliver remarkable results in just 7 days. From the first application, experience brighter, more radiant skin. With continued use, see skin that’s noticeably firmer, more even-toned, smoother, with visibly diminished lines and wrinkles and a radiant, youthful glow. First cleanse, then boost with the power of pure Vitamin C.

Recapture younger-looking skin with the full de-aging power of fresh, potent Vitamin C. Clinique Fresh Pressed™ Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C and Clinique Fresh Pressed™ Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10% offers a simple new way to reinvigorate your de-aging skin care routine and visibly rejuvenate skin from the outside.


Activate the Fresh Pressed™ Renewing Powder Cleanser – an ultra-fine powder – with water to reveal healthier, younger-looking skin with proven results from the first application. Skin is instantly awakened and purified, with a refined texture and brighter look. It’s non-drying, non-stripping formula is gentle enough for use each morning, jump-starts skin’s natural cellular renewal process and preps skin for treatment with the Booster. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) instantly helps to restore skin’s radiance, brightness, and luminosity. Kaolin Clay helps to absorb oil, dirt, and pollutants while simultaneously gently polishing and exfoliating skin. Salicylic Acid works as an exfoliant to break apart dead surface skin cells and excess oil helping to reveal even toned, retexturized skin.


Activate the NEW Clinique Fresh Pressed™ Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10% – a unique booster to refresh, renew & repair skin. Press the button to release the pure Vitamin C, shake to mix with the de-aging soothing emulsion, and it’s ready to deliver its rejuvenating power. Like a daily supplement, simply mix 2 drops with your favourite Clinique moisturizer to instantly brighten skin’s look and change it’s appearance in just 7 days. By activating the Vitamin C just before the first application, it is guaranteed to be at maximum potency for 7 days to deliver maximum results.


  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) helps to instantly restore radiance, brightness and luminosity while also helping to improve skin’s resilience.
  • Molasses helps to provide effective brightening results by breaking up existing dark spots into microscopic particles that are diffused throughout the skin.
  • Mulberry Root Extract, Scutellaria Extract, and Grape Fruit Extract work as a botanical cocktail to help skin fend against oxidative damage and prevent future discolouration.
  • Salicylic Acid helps to promote cell renewal, bringing fresher, smoother skin to the surface.
  • Sucrose, Betaine, Algae Extract and Caffeine work as anti-irritants to help calm and soothe skin.

The Clinique Fresh Pressed™ 7-Day System with Pure Vitamin C trial kit is available at Clinique counters nationwide and for a suggested retail price of R455.00. It contains 7 packettes of Fresh Pressed™ Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C & 1 vial of Clinique Fresh Pressed™ Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10%.


3. Maybelline The Blushed Nudes eyeshadow palette

Please appreciate the prettiness that is this new eyeshadow palette from Maybelline!

The Blushed Nudes Eye Shadow Palette features 12 expertly curated shades for custom eye makeup looks.

This 12-shade eye shadow palette features colours infused with rose gold pigments. From bold beiges and sultry sands to brazen bronzes and tempting taupes, this makeup palette is perfect for creating versatile eye makeup looks.

It’s versatility is that the eyeshadow combinations are such that they can be use as Due, Trio or Quads plus the back of the palette has tutorials on where to use each colour esp for beginners like me!

The colour are all super natural too and really flattering to everyone although the majority of the colours are sparkly/ glitter shades and there is only 1 matte shade – they could have def had more matte shades!

Some of the online reviews I have read mention that the shadows aren’t too pigmented so that maybe something to take into account before you try it, but for the price it’s really good value at only R250 on Takelot.


4. Avene Hydrance Optimale Range

Winter is coming… that time of the year where the breeze gets cooler, the nights get longer, our skin gets duller and dehydration sets in.

Dehydration is a common cause of lacklustre skin and it occurs when the water naturally contained in the skin evaporates in an excessive manner. It occurs in ALL skin types. When your skin is dehydrated, it can feel rough, tight and your complexion will appear dull. Dead skin cell build-up causes flaking, skin is irritated and fine dehydration lines can appear.

Avene has recently launched two new products to counteract dehydration in the skin namely Hydrance OPTIMALE Hydrating Skin Tone PerfectorHydrance OPTIMALE Hydrating Serum

The Skin Perfector product is a hypoallergenic & non comedogenic tinted moisturiser (similar to a BB cream) that can be used in your morning skin care routine alone or in combination with the Serum. It is subtly tinted to suit most complexions and provides optimal hydration and a healthy glow while perfecting skin tone. The combination of 2 actives, Meibosérine and Lipomucine® to ensure even diffusion of Avène Thermal Spring Water in the skin and to prevent its evaporation while the SPF 30 photoprotection shields the skin from the harmful effects of UV exposure. The combination of mineral pigments and illuminating pearlescent pigments that instantly correct skin tone imperfections. It is available in 2 textures: Light – for normal to combination skin & Rich – for dry skin.

These products are available now at Clicks & Dis-Chem where the Hydrance OPTIMALE Hydrating Serum will retail for R299.95 and the Hydrance OPTIMALE Hydrating Skin Tone Perfector will sell for R199.95.


5. Little Eskimo Face & Eye Masks

The cutest (and coldest) beauty product I’ve received in a while… Little Eskimo is a new beauty tool that allows your body to use one of natures best healers, cold.

Little Eskimo aims to use natural methods of healing to promote an organic response in the body and icing has been a method of healing going back hundreds of years. From sports injuries to relaxation to headaches by harnessing the power of the cold you can reduce in inflammation in the body.

The use of cold therapy allows the skin to feel fresh and energized. Sun, heat, dust, smog, long days, make-up, parties. All these have a negative affect on our skin, from wrinkles to sun damage and impurities, your skin is left feeling tired. Little Eskimo helps relax the mind and awaken the skin.

Little Eskimo is a cold therapy treatment, the face mask and eye mask are used to curb inflammation leaving you feeling fresh and energized.

The idea is that you keep your Little Eskimo masks in the fridge (or pop them in the freezer 15 mins before you wish to use them), then you apply it to your skin (following the instructions in the packaging). The mask has no set shelf life, as there are no active ingredients. The mask can be used multiple times. The Face Mask = R185 and the Eye Mask = R95. Both products can be purchased on the Little Eskimo website.



Images: Kathryn Rossiter

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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!


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