AGENDA

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,

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - CONTENTS - ZEZE ORIAIKHI-SAO

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.

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