Be it for its winning formula, perfect shade, captivating scent or simply the beautiful packaging, we all have that special beauty product we can't live without. We've asked our dearest industry insiders to share theirs:
Malcolm Kluk and Christiaan Gabriel du Toit, designers at Eucerin Q10 Active Day Cream, R200 and Comme des Gar§ons Dover Street Market EDP, R840 for 100ml.
WHY: Malcolm: My Eucerin face cream is light, hypoallergenic and free of any fragrance a product that works and doesn't need a fanfare. Christiaan: Dover Street Market is the most incredible smell ever. I love the cuttingedge, forward-thinking of the place that this perfume is named after.
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The bottle is square and understated and the scent is unique with a woody-citrus combination.
WHO: Masego Maponyane, TV presenter, actor, model WHAT: Lipidol Sunscreen Oil, R79. 95 WHY: I spend a lot of time in the sun and can't live without SPF. I love the new Lipidol sunscreen oil as it deeply nourishes my skin while protecting it. I like the simplicity of the packaging too.
WHO: Trevor Stuurman, fashion consultant WHAT: Nivea Skin Moisture Gel Q10, R120 WHY: This gel is quick and easy to apply. It's perfect for those long summer days of shooting outdoors, as it always leaves my skin looking fresh and healthy. Definitely a staple in my beauty cabinet.
WHO: Chu Suwannapha, YOU, Huisgenoot and Drum fashion director WHAT: Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture SPF 15, R100 WHY: I never leave home without Neutrogena moisturiser. It's mixed with SPF15, has a lightweight formula and has a neutral scent.
WHO: Anisa Mpungwe, designer and founder of Loin Cloth & Ashes WHAT: Bobbi Brown Extra Bright Advanced Serum, R1 300 WHY: I usually apply this serum on face and neck before my moisturiser, sunscreen and make-up. I love it for its effectiveness it keeps my skin hydrated while restoring its natural glow. I also like its grapefruit and lime-extracts scent, which reminds me of Mother Nature.
WHO: Emma Jane Menteath, model and creator of fashion blog My Life in Pink WHAT: Dr. Hauschka Revitalising Day Cream, R341 WHY: I do love absolutely anything from Dr. Hauschka. Besides the fact that all products contain natural, organic ingredients, I particularly love the Revitalising Day Cream's scent it instantly calms me and makes me feel like I've just stepped out of a spa.
WHO: Roxanne Burger, TV presenter and owner of OhOneOne.co. Za WHAT: YSL Touche ‰clat, R510 WHY: I can't live without my YSL Touche ‰clat I have dark circles under my eyes and I find it really gives great coverage without my make-up looking caked on. It's also easy to apply and small enough to carry in my handbag. Fabulous for touch-ups during the day, no mess, no fuss.
WHO: Pearl Thusi, actress, media personality WHAT: Clicks Aqueous Cream, R22 WHY: I love a good aqueous cream: my mother used it on me, and I've used it on my daughter since she was born. It's not harsh and moisturises well. My secret? I mix it with tissue and vitamin E oils.
WHO: Katherine-Mary Pichulik, designer and director at Pichulik WHAT: Uriage Eau Thermale d'Uriage, R135 WHY: I love the hydrating factor this thermal water delivers due to its minerals and healing properties. I use it on a daily basis to achieve that dewy and plump finish on my make-up look. WHO: Jenna McArthur, owner of bespoke communications agency Jenna McArthur PR WHAT: Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate, R615 WHY: This product is pure magic in a bottle. Place a few drops on your face at night and by morning your skin is absolutely radiant. I love the scent: it's lavender, evening primrose oil and other essential oils, so breathe it in it's great for pre-bed aromatherapy.