How natural are ‘natural skincare’ products really?

A study by The Derm Rivew has found that only 42% of ‘natural skincare products’ are natural, with 58% marketed as ‘natural’ containing synthetic ingredients.

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Esse Academy launches with SA’s first skin microbiome course
Award-winning biotech skincare solutions company, Esse, has opened its new training centre in Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal.

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Venus Concept Africa undergoes name change

The company formerly known as Venus Concept Africa has successfully transitioned to become an autonomous distributor, Astra Health Systems (Pty) Ltd.


Don't worry about POPI

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Probiotic power

From Esse, the Probiotic Ampoule and Exclusion Mask create an environment on the skin during treatment that favours the growth of beneficial probiotics for in-clinic microbiome intervention. The Probiotic Ampoule contains a high dose of three species of live Lactobacillus bacteria (5 billion colony forming units per ml), while the Exclusion Mask creates an anaerobic environment on the skin.

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Perfect cover

RVBLAB Hydra Booster Foundation is a new generation, multi-functional foundation that boasts a ‘clean’ formula without silicones, PEG, talc, parabens and perfume allergens. Suitable for all skin types, this high performing foundation provides the perfect balance between creaminess and lightness.

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