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Pretend You’re Still On Holiday: The TMP Skins Cosmetics Edit

We all want to be the people who board international flights in the middle of January headed to some sunny island with warm beaches and nothing to do but read, swim and eat. We are not those people. Last week, in preparation of the work week ahead, we stopped over at Skin Cosmetics in Sandton City to do a quick edit for you of some products that reminded us of the summer holidays. Here’s what we loved:

Eve Lom face cleansing balm:100ml R1 265

Great for double cleansing or as a makeup remover after. Also excellent as a normal cleanser because it leaves the skin feeling exfoliated and deeply cleansed. It’s a cult classic that Vogue has claimed as “probably the best cleanser in the world.” If you’ve never tried a balm cleanser before, you’ll love us after trying this one.

Tip: Remove cleanser using a damp face cloth.

Frederic Malle “French Lover” Body Wash: 200ml R745

Refreshing and energizing, this gender neutral scented shower gel is the perfect start to any day. Shaped by an accord of Florentine iris, pimento and galbanum, it lies on a bed of patchouli, incense and musk. It’s not cheap, but a little goes a long way.

Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Mild Scrub: 300g R1 040

This body polish naturally conditions and protects skin while gently exfoliating it with the unique essence of milk, coconut, almond & vanilla. It’s a polishing scrub with sugar granules and exfoliating beads to gently sloughs skin as well as clarify and tone. Can be used every other day, but mild enough for every day usage. The fragrance is soft and comforting with hints of coconut, vanilla and a little musk.


Kaufmann Body Oil: Rose Oil: 100ml R865


 This rose oil is a precious mixture of pure rose oil from Damascene roses and St. John’s wort extract. In addition to its wonderfully nourishing properties, it has a relaxing and stress-relieving effect. Can be used as a massage oil, splash a few drops into your bath or as a nourishing body oil after a shower/bath.


Molton brown Coco and Sandalwood Home and Linen Mist: 100ml R500

We love, love, love a linen spray. What’s better than slipping into cool white linen that smells heavenly on a warm summer night? Making sure the smell is that of Molton Brown’s coco and sandalwood linen spray. Such a treat!

Le Labo Bergamote 22: 50ml R2 455

“Fresh!” is the word that comes to mind when it comes to this perfume. There are citrusy grapefruit and vetiver top notes based with the warmth and sweetness of amber and musk. Le Labo can never go wrong in our eyes and this is a definite summer favorite in our house.

Visit Skins Cosmetics in Sandton City off the Diamond Walk corridor or go to shop on their website