By Cassidy Taylor-Memmory

[BEAUTY]: Currently Testing – November 2017

[BEAUTY]: Currently Testing – November 2017

I can’t believe it’s almost the end of November! My beauty desk has had so many fun new packages, I thought I’d share my first impressions on some of the products I’ve received. As usual, let me know if there’s a product you’d a full review on?

Did you catch last month’s Currently Testing? If not, pop over to this link.

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First up we have the Nuxe Nuxuriance Ultra Mask, I fell in love with this product straight away! It’s a roll on re-plumping mask that has a gel-like consistency. I’ve used it a couple of times and I so enjoy the roll-on technique! It’s hydrating and soothing and I especially love using it around my eye area to help soothe my puffy allergy eyes.

R590.00 from selected Woolworths and Truworths.

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An old time favourite with some fresh new packaging, this Caribbeantan Skin Hydrating Body Butter is such a treat for your skin. It’s actually formulated to help prolong your self-tan, but I don’t use self-tanner often as I always break out in a rash but this body butter is perfect for applying when you get out of the shower/bath as a normal body butter. The milk and honey scent is a plus for me, as well as the new convenient tube with a flip lid.

R59.95 from Clicks; Dis-Chem; Takelot and selected pharmacies.

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 A multi-sensorial oil that can be used on your face; body and hair definitely got my attention, plus the packaging is beautiful! This 15 Fruit Xsense from BioNike has a 15% concentration of oils from Italian fruist and is rich in anti-oxidants. I’ve used it a few times on my face and body, but the scent is too sweet for my taste. So I use a bit on my legs at night (my skin gets so dry so I sometimes use a mixture of oil and cream). I’m yet to use this on my hair but I can’t wait to test it out as a hair oil. It sprays a fine mist which is impressive but it’s just the overload of the fruit scent that is too much for me.

R230.00 available at Dis-Chem.

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Next we have two products I haven’t tested out yet. Mainly because I only treat myself to a bath now and then in an effort to help save water (ps: when I do have a bath, I use that grey water to flush the toilet), but it’s usually a quick shower everyday. I’ve always been a fan of the Beauty Factory’s Bath Milk ever since the Beauty Factory shops opened so I know I’ll enjoy using this Candy Floss one!

The TheraVine HydraVine Rich Bath Milk is another multi-purpose product that is ideal for dry and dehydrated sensitive skin types. You can use this product in your bath; as a sort of body lotion and even for your hair as a treatment. I’m excited to try it as a hair treatment!

Candy Floss Bath Milk R149.00 available from Beauty Factory

TheraVine HydraVine Rich Bath Milk – R385.00 from www.theravine.co.za

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Next up we have the Liquid Vitamin Hydra Mist from Eco Diva, love this product! I’m even considering decanting this into a travel-approved spray bottle for my trip to Bali, that’s how obsessed I am with this product. It’s light and refreshing and is a 2 phase product (aqua and oils), that helps nourish your skin with it’s Vitamin A and Vitamin E base. Plus it’s great for a pick me up through the day.

Another reason I love this product? It’s Organic and locally made! Yay!

R385.00 from Eco Diva

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This is the first time I’m trying out some products from the Dr. Gobac Cosmeceuticals range (they are cruelty-free). This is a spot treatment that has anti-bacterial; anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. As mentioned before, I suffer from hormonal breakouts on my chin area so I’ll definitely be testing it out on those pesky breakouts!

R385.00 available at Drgobac.com

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Up next we have the Wet n Wild Lash Renegade Mascara. Pro’s about this mascara? I really enjoy the wand as you’re able to coat your lashes in the inner corner of your eye. Con’s? The formula is a bit too dry for my liking, I don’t really feel I can build up as much volume as I’d like. It’s great though for a simple everyday makeup look plus it’s easy on the budget.

R99.95 from Clicks

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Another product that I have a pro and con about is the African Extracts Rooibos Daily repair Facial Oil. Pro, I really felt a difference in my skin the morning after I used this thanks to the cocktail of precious plant extracts and oils. My only con is the scent, there is an ingredient in this facial oil that I just can’t put my finger on and I just don’t seem to agree with scent wise. I honestly just love how my skin feels after using this oil though so I might just have to suck it up for the good of my skin?

R180.99 from Dis-Chem; Clicks; selected pharmacies; Takealot and Zando.

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Last but not least, we have the Beaucience Botanicals Moisturising Day Cream SPF 15 in a new tube packaging. Perfect for everyday use to help protect your skin with essential oils needed for anti-ageing. I’m a big fan of the Day and Night Cream (I use it almost every night) so I knew I’d like this day cream.

R179.99 from Wellness Warehouse and selected pharmacies.

That’s a wrap on some of the latest products I’m testing out, let me know if you want full reviews on any of these products?



1 thought on “[BEAUTY]: Currently Testing – November 2017”

  • The beauty factory product bath milk has a cute bottle. Not a fan of baths unless at a hotel though.
    The Wet n Wild Lash Renegade Mascara seems tricky to me… my eyes are small and looks like it would just smudge everywhere.
    I tested African Extracts Rooibos Daily repair Facial Oil at Clicks but didnt buy it. It felt really good.
    Also loving that 15 Fruit Xsense.
    Thanks for this review Cassidy.

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