WE’RE INVITING OUR FAVOURITE STYLISH, IN-THE-KNOW, GOTO PEOPLE TO COMPILE THE AGENDA EVERY MONTH AND SPILL THEIR LIFESTYLE SECRETS. IN THIS ISSUE, MEET BEAUTY ENTHUSIAST AND CREATOR OF MALÉE NATURAL SCIENCE,
Places to go, things to do, people to meet
iwas born in Nigeria, grew up in London, and am living in Johannesburg, so I’ve been exposed to numerous people from equally varied backgrounds. I’m a self-proclaimed ‘third-culture kid’. Diverse origins find their home in me. I feel torn between my two homes: bustling, cosmopolitan London – which is a melting pot for everyone from around the globe – and the smaller extract represented by Parkhurst, Johannesburg. With a Masters in International Business from Grenoble École de Management, I founded Malée Natural Science, which is a premium bath and body-care brand inspired by nature. We use only natural active ingredients and unique scents that evoke the African landscape. Our products have earned the ‘Proudly South African’ stamp as we create, source and produce them locally.
One of my biggest passions is travelling and I’m grateful that my way of life has lent itself to this love. New experiences invigorate me as they encourage me to challenge myself and my perception of the world.
Beauty inspires me – it’s one of the reasons I moved into the industry. I see it in Mother Nature’s hand, in untainted scents and in landscapes. I see it illustrated in design, the composition of art, the make-up of people, fragrances, intricately compiled music or delicately designed food. I love all things beautiful.
ZEZE’S BEAUTY BASICS Does your skin seem to never get enough moisture in winter? Here’s how to send dry skin on its way: Exfoliate once a week to rid your skin of the dead cells left on the surface after cell renewal. These act as a barrier preventing the nourishment of the products you use from working their magic. Follow up with a deep hydrating moisturiser (a butter or body crème or a lotion high in oils).
I recommend Malée’s hydrating body scrub. It’s a salt and sugar scrub with five oils. You exfoliate without losing moisture.You can also choose between Malée’s Hydrating Body Crème or Whipped Body Butter. Go for something with an energising scent in the morning to put a pep in your step and something more calming in the evening to give you a restful night.