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anti Ageing

Lines of Wisdom or Lines of Stress?

Looked in the mirror lately and wondered where the face you knew has gone? You start to contemplate your life choices? Maybe you should have stayed out the sun more? Had another glass of water or removed your make-up before bed, or just maybe you smoke? All these factors can lead to early onset of wrinkles, so can genetics.

Some will say, those are lines of “wisdom”,  but really, when you staring down another birthday, I would give a little less wisdom, to not having to worry about the dark circles and my eyelids going south for the winter.

Thank goodness for companies that know how we (the forever youthful) – want to stop the clock, or at least slow it down just a little. Fighting back the early onset of ageing is not easy, but with a little help from the new La Vita Facial Range, we have a friend on our side.

Anti-Ageing Science… nothing comes close!

This is what La Vita has to say about their new product range:

The most intense and scientifically proven anti-ageing combination formulated yet, Containing:

  • Argireline: Prevents and slows down the signs of ageing.
  • Vitamin A,C & E: Lightens pigmentation and brightens skin tone.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: Replenishes skins moisture.
  • Matrixyl 3000: Prevents visible signs of premature ageing.
  • Niacinamide: Refines the appearance of skin’s texture and fine lines.
  • Rooibos: Protects skin and maintain a more youthful look.

Cleansing Toner (2 in 1) (250ml)

Cleanser Toner

A two in one cleanser and toner which is gentle yet highly effective. Thoroughly cleanses the skin removing excess makeup and impurities without drying out the skin and balances the ph levels. Suitable for a dry ageing skin.

Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream (100ml)

day cream

Incorporating the optimal gold standard age-reversing ingredients with SPF 15 for ageing skin, Firms, smoothes, rehydrate and nourishes skin improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream (100ml)

night cream

La Vita Regenerating Night Cream, fortified with Green Rooibos extract, Vitamin A and Olive Oil, provides intensive moisture and supports the skin’s renewal process and natural balance during the night, leaving an intensively rehydrated and rejuvenated skin. Boost the production of collagen and elastin.

Anti-Ageing Eye Cream (20ml)

eye cream

La Vita  Anti – Ageing Eye Cream instantly hydrates the vulnerable eye area. Helps reverse the look of ageing.  Repairs fine lines & wrinkles,  reduces dark circles, puffiness, and brightens dull skin for a younger look. Strengthens the moisture barrier of the skin.

Dead Sea Peel Off Mask (500gr)

Dead Sea Peel of Mask

A natural Dead Sea Peel-Off Mask that evens out the skin tone giving radiance. Excellent for anti-ageing, lifting and firming and hydrates the skin.


Visit their online store to get yours

Facial Range



Your Best Summer Skin

Are you ready for summer?


Even if you are not – your skin is working overtime to adjust to the change in climate. Here in South Africa, we have a varied summer, from dry heat to hot and humid, each contributing to a different way our skin reacts.

If you have an oily to combination skin, you might find the humid weather plays havoc on your already shiny situation. Those with dry complexion will battle more in the more arid parts of the country. It is good to know your skin type and how to work with what you have, season by season.

A good skin care routine that is consistent will help you achieve the right glow this summer.

Have you considered a facial, it’s a great way to rejuvenate your complexion? La Vita Spa offers an array of treatments, from those that help to reduce the appearance of fine lines to a non-invasive facelift. Say goodbye to the winter blues by having a Majestic Milanese Facial, which cleanses and gently exfoliates the skin.

A good tip to remember over summer it to exfoliate once a week, this assists with removing dead skin cells. Find a sunscreen that also works for your skin type, some are oil-free or more focused on moisturising the skin.


Have you got a tip to keep your skin looking great this summer? Share with us.

Do you have a Beauty Regime?

I am so excited to introduce the first of our product reviews! PLUS, an awesome hamper to be won!

Having a beauty regime is very easy and simple when you know what to do. It took me awhile to get into a routine, now it is like second nature.



The first thing you need to do is determine what your skin needs are and which product is right for you. Once you have found the correct products your beauty regime should not take you more than 5 minutes in the morning and evening.

Being over 40 means I have different needs to when I was in my twenties. I have also learnt many lessons along the way and have taken a journey to find the right products for me, and work for my skin type.

As the old saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of treatments”. I had my skin analysis done at the La Vita Spa at Magalise Park Resort and was recommended the La Vera range of anti – ageing products. La Vera incorporates four Optimal gold standard, anti – ageing ingredients: Vitamin A, Green Rooibos extract which is a unique combination scientifically proven to reverse multiple signs of ageing.


I have 2 basic steps to my beauty regime which I do in the morning and evening,

Morning Regime

  1. I use the La Vera Cleansing Toner infused with Green Rooibos extract and   Olive oil to cleanse and tone my face.
  2. I then moisturize with the Anti – Wrinkle Day Cream with Green Rooibos extract, Olive Oil and Vitamin A

Evening Regime

  1. I use the La Vera Cleansing Toner infused with Green Rooibos extract and   Olive oil to cleanse and tone my face.
  2. I then moisturize with the Anti – Wrinkle Night Cream enriched with Vitamin A, Green Rooibos extract and Olive Oil.

This range of Anti-Ageing products can be bought at anyone of the La Vita Spas or from their online store .

To find out which range is right for you, visit the nearest La Vita Spa.

PLUS! We are giving away 1 La Vera product hamper to a lucky reader! All you need to do is comment on this post. Tell us your beauty regime.

Win Hamper

Terms & Conditions

  • Competition is only open to South African residents
  • Can not be redeemed for cash
  • Must leave a comment on this blog post to enter
  • Only one entry per person
  • Winner will be contacted via email.
  • Competition ends 31 May 2016


10 Simple Steps for Smooth Flawless Complexion

Both men and woman are conscious of their skin complexion but when it comes to skin care we only focus on our face. Taking care of the face is important but we should not ignore the rest of our body because that’s the only way you can boost a healthy skin.

Let’s get started on how you can achieve that smooth and flawless complexion by following these simple and easy steps.

  1. Take a bath or shower everyday this will help to unclog your pores and give your skin a refreshing feeling.
  2. Exfoliate your skin. This helps to remove dead skin cells so that you can have smooth and healthy skin.
  3. Use a bath sponge or loofah this helps to improve blood circulation due to the rubbing action. This results in healthy and rejuvenated skin.
  4. Avoid using soap for your face and body. Soaps are acidic and can affect the PH balance of your skin resulting in a rough and dry skin.
  5. Always remember to wash your face twice a day. Wash in the morning and before you go to bed.
  6. Use a facial scrub to remove dry and dead cells.
  7. Use a facial wash when washing your face. It contains less chemical than soap.
  8. Make a habit to apply moisturizing cream every night. Try the La Vera Regenerating Anti Aging night cream fortified with Green Rooibos extract. Vitamin A and Olive Oil provides intensive moisture and supports the skins renewal process and natural balance during the night leaving an intensively rehydrated and rejuvenated skin.
  9. Drink at least 8 glasses of water per day to keep your skin soft and hydrated.
  10. Let your skin breathe at least once a week. Have a “no makeup” rule at least once a week.
  11. Also I highly recommend that at least every 6 weeks you have a professional facial.


La Vita Spas where I go regularly have 25 odd spas around the country and even some in the UK. They use a great anti ageing range and since I’m over the 40 mark I love the way I feel after one of their anti ageing facials.

Check out this amazing video on facials

Non surgical face lifts 

Interestingly if you ask plastic surgeons and anti ageing specialists what makes people look older, you will hear a myriad of responses. From wrinkles, to hooded eye lids, to shadows, to hollowed temples, to black under eye rings, stringy neck, deep nasolabial folds,  thin skin, thick skin, pigmentation, ruddy complexion and many more.

In analysis however at first glance the one single thing that is a give away of ageing is the sagging of the lower half of the face and the changing of the shape from a triangle to a square.

So if you had the choice of having surgery to hooded eye lids or a half neck lift which is becoming more and more common, the one that would produce the best and most youthful appearance would be the neck lift which would instantly restore the triangle shape to the lower part of the face.

Besides surgery the one treatment that does make a difference is non surgical face lifts whether they be by micro current, ultrasound, or radio frequency, they all tighten the lower half of the face and restore the triangle shape. Coupled with face exercises (u can find loads on line) such treatments can provide you with noticeable and sustainable results.

La Vita Spas in South Africa and UK have been successfully providing courses of non surgical face lift treatments and also encourage daily face exercises which stimulate the muscle tone and tighten the skin.

La Vita Anti Ageing

Vitamin A for anti Ageing 

Amongst other recently researched anti Ageing ingredients that are big news are  Olive Oil,Vitamin A and Green Rooibos

Green Rooibos has been found to create natural tightening and brightening of the skin with a youthful glow. It has a well known undisputed fact that all teas are amongst the best antioxidants when consumed or applied topically. For years the Chinese have been drinking teas and applying tea bags to reduce puffiness and dark circles and not surprisingly are known to look years younger than other women around the world.


Vitamin A on the other hand is the gold standard of anti Ageing which is almost always included in the higher end anti Ageing day and night creams. Both clinical trials and research have proven that Vitamin A with its skin renewal process of speeding up  the turnover of skin exfoliation is known to preserve the youthful looking skin.


La Vita a well known chain of Spas have created a world class facial range which includes all of the above antiageing ingredients.  La Vita Spas have recently opened their first of many Spas in the UK in the Lake District.



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