Last year I found myself on a location shoot at the beautiful Copper-Leaf Estate in Centurion. When I arrived I already had high expectations as I knew this was going to be a FUN day. Rolling lawns onto the golf estate, a top class spa, an amazing team of photographers and two uber good looking models.
Sounds like the dream job right? Well it was all that and more.
While I got to work on my models I was introduced to our lovely client. A lady with ambition, drive, great ideas and the owner and founder of The Spa Consultants, Marisa Cachero Dimitriadis. This proudly South African company has grown from strength to strength over the past 11 years, first with an award winning spa development consultancy, manicure, pedicure and body products range Spalicious in 2007 and most recently SIX Sensational Skincare in 2010 which is where my real excitement began.
My introduction to this skincare range has been life altering for me. Life altering my seem like a big statement, but for me this is 100% true. I've been fortunate enough to never have really struggled with my skin BUT my skin has never really been flawless either. It lacked lustre and that healthy glow that we all want and as a makeup artist I'm always looking to work on getting my clients into a good skincare routine and this range has completely blown me away.
My skin has changed so much over the past fews months. Its moisturised, has a great glow, feels supple, my fine lines and dehydration has reduced significantly and I'm finding myself wearing less and less foundation and concealer, even for a night out.
Here are some of my favourite products:
Vitamin Booster Oil
This vitamin cocktail for the skin is regenerating, restructuring and anti-ageing. With ingredients like Mineral oil, Grape seed oil, Sweet Almond oil and flower extracts this product smells heavenly and moisturises that dry, dehydrated winter skin and breathes new life into it.
I've used this both under my moisturiser and over it and love both applications. Make sure you let it really absorb though, especially if you are using it as a serum under your moisturiser. When my skin is really dry and flaky I love using it over my moisturiser, it just gives it that extra boost and I love how it locks in the moisture.
Sixth Intelligence Moisturiser
A powerful skincare solution protecting your skin from our harsh South African climate, this universal defence against wrinkles, dryness, uneven skin tone and a dull complexion is really a great answer to skin that is ever changing.
If you are anything like me, I can wake up with severely dehydrated skin and I find this moisuriser adapts to my skin's needs everyday.
What's even more great, is that it can double as a night cream to nourish your skin whilst you sleep.
Gentle Foaming Face Wash
When I can pry this gem out of my husbands hands, this mild yet deep cleansing face wash is always my go to product for makeup removal and a good gentle clean. It is suitable for all skin types and is nourishing and softening.
The fruity smell is refereshing and it has become a firm favourite in my household, often with my husband and I fighting over it in the bathroom. A little goes a long way with this product and you'll love the foamy soft goodness.
Overall, I'm thoroughly impressed with this skincare range. There are many many more great products in this range and its sister range Spalicious. Do yourself a favour and try it out, its worth every penny.
Visit their Website: http://www.sixskincare.com/; http://www.spalicious.co.za/