Skin Care Tips and Trends

10 Skincare Products We’re Crushing on Right Now

Roses are red, violets are blue… here’s some skincare inspo we’ve picked out just for you!


Crush #1: So Much More Than a Moisturiser

NeoStrata’s day cream isn’t your average moisturiser. For starters, it contains a built-in SPF, so it doubles as a highly effective broad-spectrum sunscreen. On top of that, it combines clinically proven technologies to strengthen and repair your skin, including peptides and antioxidants.

Peptides have a collagen-boosting effect. Collagen is sort of like the glue that holds your skin together, so peptides can give your skin the appearance of being plumper, helps your skin become firmer, and smooths out your complexion.

Antioxidants (like pomegranate, vitamin A, and coffee Arabica berry—of which this overachiever product has all 3) are vital for youthful skin because they stop free radicals (from light, pollution, smoke etc.) from causing cellular damage.

Shop this product on SkinMiles and earn 425 SkinMiles. That’s R42.50 off your next online purchase!

Crush #2: The Complete Antioxidant Protection Package

SkinCeuticals believes that antioxidants are very powerful and that specific combinations of antioxidants are more powerful together than separated. So much so that they formulated—and patented—a synergistic combination of 15% pure vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid), pure vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), and 0.5% ferulic acid. The result? Superior environmental protection, as well as a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, improved skin firmness, and a brightened complexion. Now that’s what we call the whole package!

Shop this product on SkinMiles and earn 1431 SkinMiles. That’s R143.10 off your next online purchase!


Crush #3: Gentle Yet Effective Cleaning Tech

Do you find that your skin is sensitive to exfoliating acids? You’re not alone. Which is why we’re obsessed with NeoStrata’s revitalising face wash. This crush worthy soap-free foaming cleanser contains exfoliating polyhydroxy acids (PHAs). Unlike alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) and beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), PHAs help smooth and improve the texture of your skin without over-drying or irritation. We especially love the fact that it’s gentle enough to remove eye makeup.

Shop this product on SkinMiles and earn 287 SkinMiles. That’s R28.70 off your next online purchase!

Crush #4: Go the Distance Cleanser

Dermaquest’s C Infusion Cleanser, how do we love thee? Let’s count the ways:

  1. We love how you’re loaded with nourishing ingredients,
  2. We love how you prime our skin for treatments,
  3. We love how you lather into a rich foam, and
  4. We love how you restore a luminous glow.

Most of all, we love you because you’re long-lasting and cost-effective. Which is why our love for you will go the distance. Literally.

Shop this product on SkinMiles and earn 260 SkinMiles. That’s R26.00 off your next online purchase!


Crush #5: Heliocare Barely There Sun Protection

It’s crazy to think—given all the research that’s gone into how much the sun ages your skin—how many people still don’t apply sunscreen as part of their daily routine. Common sunscreen complaints include that it’s greasy and messes with your makeup. Well, Heliocare heard you loud and clear. Their brand new water gel is white when you apply it, but quickly absorbs with a completely clear, matte finish. Plus, it’s non-greasy and water-resistant! Because it melts right into your skin, it’s great for layering makeup in the morning.

Shop this product on SkinMiles and earn 174 SkinMiles. That’s R17.40 off your next online purchase!

Crush #6: Our Most-loved Eye Cream

NeoStrata’s anti-ageing eye treatment is our bestselling eye cream. You only need to read the reviews to know how amazing it is:

“I noticed a difference within a couple weeks.”

“My dark circles are vanishing!”

“I would highly recommend this product to anyone!”

It uses multiple mechanisms—including peptides and caffeine—to improve the appearance of eyelid sagging, crow’s feet, and under eye wrinkles. Unlike most eye creams, it’s also safe to go on your top eyelid.

Shop this product on SkinMiles and earn 532 SkinMiles. That’s R53.20 off your next online purchase!


Crush #7: Alpha-H Cult Favourite

Praised by the beauty elite, Liquid Gold works like an overnight facial to brighten and revitalise your skin. According to Alpha-H, clinical studies show that in just 20 minutes, the leave-on treatment decreases wrinkle depth, improves texture, and increases moisture within your skin. The key? Glycolic Acid. It penetrates into the deeper layers of your skin, working to shift dead skin cells from the surface. The result is fresh, new skin, and a more toned and luminous complexion. No wonder skin experts the world over are calling it “bottled brilliance”!

Shop this product on SkinMiles and earn 352 SkinMiles. That’s R35.20 off your next online purchase!

Crush #8: Lamelle Healing Cleanser

This one goes out to everyone struggling with breakouts. Lamelle’s soap-free problematic skin treatment is where the magic happens. Not only does it contain anti-inflammatory and antibacterial ingredients—so you’re fighting blemishes every time you cleanse—but it’s also made with a friendly hydrator, so you’re not stripping your skin of essential nutrients. It can also be used on your chest, shoulders, and back. Bring on the healing!

Shop this product on SkinMiles and earn 96-176 SkinMiles. That’s R9.60-R17.60 off your next online purchase!


Crush #9: SkinCeuticals Perfect Add-on Serum

This high-impact corrective serum made our list because of its star ingredient: hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid (HA) naturally occurs in your skin. By binding to water, it gives your skin that glowy effect. The bad news first: It has a short life cycle, meaning your skin’s ability to produce it decreases with age. The good news is you can amplify your skin’s HA levels by adding it to your skincare routine. Applying it once or twice daily has been shown to replenish your skin, as well as reduce the look of laugh lines and crow’s feet. It’s the perfect addition if you’re looking to take your skincare routine up a notch.

Shop this product on SkinMiles and earn 993 SkinMiles. That’s R99.30 off your next online purchase!

Crush #10: Skin Ingredients Multiple-effect Serum gloss radiant shot is a high-strength antioxidant serum. Its key ingredients include vitamins C and E, as well as hyaluronic and ferulic acids. But not just any vitamin C. Specifically, lipid-soluble vitamin C (aka ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate). Unlike other forms of vitamin C—like L-ascorbic acid (which is water-soluble)—AT is less intense, absorbs quickly, and remains in your skin a lot longer. While it may not be as potent as L-ascorbic acid, it’s just as effective. Plus, no stinging or redness! The result is improved hydration, reduced pigmentation, and increased collagen production. In short: brighter, more radiant skin. What’s not to love?

Shop this product on SkinMiles and earn 520 SkinMiles. That’s R52.00 off your next online purchase!


What are you waiting for? Pamper that special someone! Hint: It’s you ❤️

Yours in skin,

Dr Alek and the SkinMiles Team

About Dr Alek Nikolic

Dr Alek Nikolic was born in South Africa and received his MBBCh (Wits) in 1992 and in 2000 he received his MBA (UCT). He has been in private practice for 24 years and is the owner of Aesthetic Facial Enhancement, which has offices in Cape Town. Dr Nikolic specialises in aesthetic medicine and is at the forefront of the latest developments in his field. He is very driven and has lectured extensively and has performed live demonstrations throughout South Africa and Internationally including Bangkok, Rome, Paris, Monte Carlo, Prague, and Warsaw. Dr Nikolic’s focus is on skin care, skin ingredients and cosmetic dermatology treatments such as lasers, chemical peels, Botox, and Dermal Fillers. He has performed over 20 000 procedures to date and as such is responsible for training numerous medical practitioners both in South Africa and internationally. Dr Nikolic is one of the founding members of the South African Allergan Medical Aesthetic Academy and chaired its inaugural launch in 2012. The Allergan Academy provides essential training to keep up with the latest technology in aesthetics. Dr Nikolic holds the advisory position of Allergan Local Country Mentor in Facial Aesthetics and is the Allergan Advanced Botox and Dermal Filler Trainer. He is Vice President of the Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine Society of South Africa (AAMSSA) and is an Associate Member of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS).

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