As a continuation to my previous post on how I cleared up my acne in 2 weeks, I’ll be sharing some products with you that have changed my skincare game and helped my journey along the way. I was first introduced to the Phytocare brand about a year ago and recently got to try some more products that were added to their collection. Whilst the range doesn’t seem very extensive at the moment, I love that so much care goes into research for the ingredients to cater to a multitude of skin types and skin concerns. Granted that some products may work better for others, the natural and organic ingredients will benefit nonetheless.
Why choose Phytocare?
When you chose natural and organic skincare, you make the conscious decision to use products whose ingredients work with the natural and sophisticated systems of your skin. When your skin is given the optimal nutrients, both internally through your diet, and externally through skin care, you are equipping your skin to care for and mend itself. The Phytocare range is 100% natural, derived from nature’s finest selection of botanical carrier and essential oils, plant extracts, moisturisers and antioxidants, natural humectants as well as plant hydrosols. Our clients can rest assured that they are feeding the largest organ in their bodies-their skin-with pure, natural skin food, completely free of parabens, fragrances, synthetics and harmful chemicals found in mainstream skin care.
Superskin Elixir – R290 for 20ml
This is my favourite product from the range and one I have been using on and off for the last year as part of my morning skincare routine. Infused with rosehip, pumpkin seed and apricot kernel oil, this anti-aging, multivitamin serum helps to boost collagen production and diminish pigmentation. Meant to be used at night time, I found using it during the day gave my skin added moisture and prevented flakiness and fine lines from appearing. I love how light the oil is and that it melts into the skin without leaving a film or feeling greasy. I add three drops onto my face before applying moisturiser and sunscreen.
Healixir – R290 for 20ml
As part of my nighttime routine, I was initially using the Farsali Volcanic Elixir I reviewed here. When I saw that the Healixir was also made from Tamanu Oil, I figured it would be a great dupe for the Farsali and it comes in at a fraction of the cost. For the first week of use, I really liked the way it felt on my skin. After that I noticed I started getting a few more breakouts even though it was helping with existing scars. I checked back into the ingredients and noticed what was different. While the Farsali is 100% Pure Tamanu Oil, the Phytocare Healixir contains additional jojoba, tea tree and grapeseed oil amongst others. Something must not have agreed with my skin because I tried using it various times after that and experienced the same results. I’d suggest this for drier skin types that can take the additional surge of moisture.
Minted Mist Facial Toner – R220 for 100ml
Another product that I have fallen in love with and that has become a staple in my routine. The peppermint mist contains rosewater and witch hazel to quench the skins thirst, reduce redness and soothe irritation. I don’t like the spray bottle to apply toner because I like to use soaked cotton pads to get rid of the extra gunk on my skin. I feel it gives a bit of extra exfoliation that way as well. So instead I go in with my regular toner and just spritz this on afterwards to sink in before going in with the next step in my routine. It refreshes the skin and prepares it for the products to follow.
Lumiluxe – R290 for 20ml
Another product I thought would be a great dupe for the Farsali Rose Gold Elixir, is the Phytocare Lumiluxe. Containing 11 of the world’s finest botanicals, this product is meant to hydrate the skin to leave it feeling soft and supple. So the first difference is that it doesn’t contain the signature 24k gold flakes that the Farsali does. It does however claim to give a dewy finish when mixing it with your foundation. I managed to get some Farsali to test out and compare to this and here’s what I found. I used the Lumiluxe mixed in with my foundation on one side of my face and the Rose Gold Elixir on the other half of my face. This was obviously a test not meant for oily skin because halfway through the day, the Farsali side was practically melting off. I had a feeling this would happen hence my reason for not purchasing it in the first place. However, the side with the Lumiluxe still looked fairly good, dewy not greasy, and I was impressed. I think this is great for a dewy finish but not an exact dupe for the Farsali Rose Gold Elixir.
Luscious Skin – R390 for 50ml
After having two kids, stretch marks have been another issue added on to my plate. I got lazy during my first pregnancy and didn’t moisturise as often as I should have. Couple that with scratching due to constant itching, tiger stripes is what I have to show for it today. Over the years, I’ve been exfoliating regularly and applying coconut oil to lighten the marks. Whilst this has helped considerably, after using the Luscious Skin oil after every shower in the last two months, I can finally once again picture myself stretch mark free. I mix a few drops in with my regular moisturiser and it soaks into the skin leaving it plump and hydrated. I suffer with dry skin and I’ve noticed that it’s help with my crocodile scaly legs thanks to winter as well.
I’m super impressed by the Phytocare brand because I can truly see results from the products I have been using. Phytocare have also just added an Eyelixir and Phytosqualane to their range which I cannot wait to try out. Their products are worth the spend because you only get 100% natural and organic ingredients that are free of fragrance, parabens and other synthetic and harmful chemicals.
Where to Buy
Phytocare products are available from their online store and you can get 10% discount off your order when using the code ‘belleblushh’ at checkout. I don’t make any commission from these sales, you can just use the code to save you some extra moola. Phytocare products have also recently been added to the Faithful to Nature website. Both offer courier nationwide to your doorstep.
And now for the exciting part…
I have one Trilixir Gift Set to giveaway to one lucky winner. It contains deluxe sized versions of the Lumiluxe, Superskin Elixir and Healixir and is valued at R550. All you need to do to enter is follow the rules in the Rafflecopter below.
Rules to Enter:
- The giveaway is open to South African residents only.
- There will only be one winner chosen.
- The competition ends on the 30th September 2017 at 11:59 pm CAT.
- The winner will be announced on the Phytocare Instagram page so be sure to follow so you don’t miss out.
- The winner will have 36 hours to claim their prize after which a new winner will be chosen.
- All entries will be checked and false entries will be removed.
- Unfollowers, spam and giveaway accounts will be disqualified from the giveaway.
Lastly I’d just like to wish everyone celebrating tomorrow a Blessed Eid Mubarak. May Allah accept all your duas. Ameen.
Good luck bellas and thanks for stopping by!
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