What I re­ally use The beauty prod­ucts our ex­pert loves

Dr Por­tia Gumede, founder of Dr P Aes­thetic Life­style Cen­tre, shares what’s on her beauty shelf and how she makes the most of her nat­u­ral hair with nifty care tricks...

Woman & Home (South Africa) - - Contents -


Dip­tyque Rich But­ter for the Body, R1 065 for 200ml

This is my win­ter-skin go-to when I need a blast of nour­ish­ment. I like that it ab­sorbs quickly – it doesn’t leave any oily residue, just a lovely rose scent.


LCN Nail Care 7in1 Won­der Nail Re­cov­ery, from R196,70 Who doesn’t en­joy a great mul­ti­task­ing prod­uct? This pol­ish works as a base coat or top coat, plus it fills out ridges and strength­ens. Us­ing this, my nails look and feel their best.


Por­trait of a Lady by Do­minique Ro­pion for Edi­tions de Par­fums Frederic Malle, R4 655 for 100ml I adore fem­i­nine scents that are strong, but not over­whelm­ing, and this hits the mark with gor­geous notes of rose and san­dal­wood.


My idea of ‘me time’ bliss? Slip­ping into a hot bath, en­veloped by the dreamy aroma of my French Laven­der and Neroli Dr P can­dles, R449 for 220g each.


Cantu Shea But­ter Leave-in Con­di­tion­ing Re­pair Cream, R159,95 for 453g I lather a lit­tle of this into the ends of my hair, work­ing it up­wards to­wards the roots, then brush through. It’s an af­ford­able quick-fix that re­ally soft­ens and ban­ishes frizz. Love it!


Den­man Pro­fes­sional D23 Afro Comb, R49 You don’t need harsh styling tools to add shape and vol­ume. I of­ten just leave my hair to airdry be­fore brush­ing it out with a good old-fash­ioned comb.


Kry­olan Glam­our Glow bronzer in Bronz­ing Sun, R524 I’m not a fan of blusher. I pre­fer to give my cheeks a more sub­tle dust­ing of sun-kissed colour with bronzer to add con­tour.

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