What's cookin', good lookin'?

Wow! Can you believe it's already March?  Then again, can you believe it's only March? On one hand I'm so energised by all my good fortune of late, and on the other, all I want to do is take a really good nap. Like the kinds of naps I took when I was a teenager. I really, really napped, you know? Before class,  between classes,  after school...

I can't tell you why I slept so much. At the time I was convinced I had lethargy, but I was wary of complaining about anything that would make me sound like a typical teenager, so I said nothing but started taking a pillow to school in an effort to embrace my flaws. Thinking about it now, it might have been some form of malnutrition - the tragedy of teenagers who blossomed before the sugar scare. My body was probably trying to ration what little nutrients it had by shutting most of itself down for half the day and all of the night.  Who knows?

Anyhoo. I really am feeling very special and good. When this is up, I will be close to having my first TV interview, and one day closer to my first business trip to London. I don't think it's very cool be excited about these things but I never made any claims to coolness, and I am excited. I also have tons of great things lined up for Toofufu, and I'm so grateful for the people I've been able to work with already. 

Which brings us back to the matter at hand. In the second installment of my 'Ally' series, I would like to introduce you all to Naturals Beauty, a range of skincare products made right in the Mother City.  Tanya du Bois is your first port-of-call for any questions you might have about your skin or Naturals Beauty goodies, and in my case she was ready with some warm but firm advice. After knowing more about my skin and age, Tanya sent through some products from her Essentials Range.  

Please take a quick peek at the disclaimer below, and Toofufu's mission statement for more information on my relationship with Naturals Beauty and Faithful to Nature , the latter of which will pop up in external links when you click on any of the post's pictures.  Got it? Yay!

As I was saying, the Essentials Range  is aimed at women aged between twenty-five and sixty because of its 'anti-ageing and skin well-being' botanical ingredients, as the Naturals Beauty website says. If you're twenty-five and this is the first time you've heard about the need for anti-ageing-anything, welcome to your quarter-life crisis. Feels great, huh?

Never fret - frowning will only make it worse. But for real, Tanya and the Naturals Beauty team have your fast-deteriorating back.  And who could ever stay sad when they had cruelty-free, natural products to look forward to putting on their face? No one. 

Tanya sent me the Essential Collection Day Cream, Gel Cleanser, and Hydrating Masque - the regime best suited to my troubled skin, though obviously not in that exact order. I've since learnt to articulate my skin issues more clearly; I have sensitive skin that is prone to breakouts, and not necessarily skin that is troubled or riddled with acne. I doubt that it would make much difference though, as the Essentials Collection keeps things simple with a less-is-more approach. Here are some ingredient clouds for each of my Essentials Collection goods. Please check Toofufu's mission statement for a (growing) list of ingredient information. 

Gel Cleanser

Apple Fruit Water, Vegetable Glycerin, Aloe Ferox Leaf Extract, What germ Oil, Jojoba Seed Oil, Vitamin E, flower extracts, Grapefruit Oil, Rosewood Oil 

Hydrating Masque

Orange Fruit Water, Soyabean Oil, Avocado Oil, Evening Primrose Oil, Vitamin E Oil, Camomile Extract, Rooibos Extract, Rose Geranium Oil, Lemongrass Oil

Day Cream

Baobab Extract and Oil, Soybean Oil, Avocado oil, Cucumber Extract, Sutherlandia Extract

Click through to the Naturals Beauty pages to see a complete list of ingredients - know your skincare, guys. It's important to check what you're putting on your hot bod. Go support Naturals Beauty, especially if you're looking to find a new skincare line that cares about you, the environment, and our fluffy friends. 

If you're making the switch to natural skincare, I'm sure Tanya and her team would be happy to help you out with any questions you might have. Naturals Beauty also has a teen range , a children's range, and a range for mature skin - something for each generation of earth-lovers in your family. They're currently also having a '20% off' promotion for all order over R250, and will also give you 10% off your next order when you sign up for the Naturals Beauty newsletter. Bonus! Hit them up on Facebook, Twitter, Instgram, and Pinterest

Let me know in the comments if you've tried Naturals Beauty, or if it's something you'd look into now.

Until we meet again, mon cheri, 




Naturals Beauty have sent Toofufu the products mentioned in the post and pictured here.  They have done so knowing it would likely result in shareable coverage, like this post. Please see Toofufu's mission statement for more information on allies.

Faithful to Nature is a Toofufu sponsor, and  Toofufu benefits through products sent to us,  and through an eight percent earning of total you spend at Faithful after arriving there from a link on Toofufu. There are no Faithful-sent products on this post, but clicking on the images will take you through to Faithful's Naturals Beauty product page.  If you have any questions, please see Toofufu's mission statement, or get hold of me at - but you know the drill, right?