Beauty News #18

L’Occitane Whipped Shea Butter

L’Occitane is launching yet another new line – this time round it’s a whipped Shea Butter range.

The short version is that the products have been aerated (whipped) to give it light, fluffy textures. Shea butter is an amazing moisturiser but it is naturally thick and oily in texture, so aerating it and including it in the correct percentages (10% in the body cream and 25% in the hand cream) takes care of that.

L'Occitane Whipped Shea Body Cream, Hand Cream and Shower Foam.
L’Occitane Whipped Shea Body Cream, Hand Cream and Shower Foam.

I won’t be reviewing this range because I arranged for it to go to one of you lucky suckers. Spoiler alert: there are a bunch of giveaways coming up in March to celebrate the blog’s 4th birthday.

L’Occitane Whipped Shea Butter products launch on February 25th, and is priced from R120 and up.

Babor Reversive

This week we were treated to a swanky tea at the Four Seasons Westcliff to celebrate the launch of Babor’s new Reversive skin care line.

It’s an anti-ageing line and it contains a bunch of ingredients that I’m not familiar with (it’s the kind that brands cook up in labs after testing and researching them). Irrecognisable ingredients aside, the line promises to extend the life cycle of skin cells, even out differences in skin tone, inhibit free radicals and glycation and visibly fills lines and wrinkles for an instant effect.

Babor Reversive

The line consists of a cream, rich cream, eye cream and serum. I have one of the creams, which I’ll slot into my skincare testing for March.

Exclusive to salons and spas, prices TBA.

Alila Pro Makeup

A couple of weeks ago I trotted off to Greenstone Mall for the opening of Alila’s flagship store. I honestly haven’t tried any of their products (I do now have an eyeshadow and a brush to play with), but I love the concept as a whole.

To me it’s like a slightly younger and more affordable MAC/Inglot store, and the product offering is similar too. They have loads of kit options if you’re just starting out, or if you want to update your makeup collection/kit.

This Alila makeup brush looks really good - I love a brush with dense bristles. No idea what it's actually intended for but I'm making it an eyeshadow brush.
This Alila makeup brush looks really good – I love a brush with dense bristles. No idea what it’s actually intended for but I’m making it an eyeshadow brush.

Find them at Greenstone Mall (entrance 3) or otherwise you can shop online here.

Garnier PureActive wipes

Garnier have launched clever makeup remover wipes this month that not only promises to remove waterproof makeup without stinging your eyes, it also contains some good ol’ salicylic acid especially for oily and acne-prone skins.

While I’d never recommend wipes as your main method of cleansing, they’re super handy for keeping in your bedside drawers for ’emergency’ late nights, and they work like a charm if you’re traveling.

Garnier Pure Active wipes.
Garnier Pure Active wipes.

R40 each.

C x




  1. Feb 25, 2015 / 6:16 PM

    Loving the new releases. I must visit the online for that brush. it looks awesome

  2. Simone Cameron
    Feb 26, 2015 / 11:11 AM

    The l’occitane whipped shea butter range sounds great (the concept of fluffy shea butter….).

    I like the wipes, will grab a pack of those definitely.

    When you say affordable, what are the price comparisons of the Alila make up range? Or even the brush?

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