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Did you know that diabetes is a leading cause of death in South Africa? The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) recently reported that worldwide there are 463 million people with diabetes and more than 19 million of those are on the African continent.

It is estimated that by 2045 there will be around 47 million diabetic patients in Africa: the highest increase in diabetes globally. Closer to home, 1.8 million South Africans have diabetes, and the IDF estimates an additional population of 69% of the total number of diabetics are still undiagnosed.

A big stumbling block, especially in South Africa, is the lack of awareness of the disease and access to diabetic-appropriate healthcare.

The basics of Diabetes

Diabetes is a category of metabolic disease associated with the development of high blood sugar or glucose. The two primary types of diabetes are Type 1 and Type 2.

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to create antibodies that target the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. Insulin is a hormone that allows your body to use glucose for energy. Over time, the body is unable to produce insulin, and the patient must find other means to take in insulin each day.

Unlike Type 1 diabetes, Type 2 diabetes occurs when the pancreas continues to produce insulin, but the body doesn’t use it properly, causing a person to become insulin resistant. The result is that the pancreas will start to go into overdrive to correct the deficit, becoming worse over time. Eventually, the pancreas will stop making insulin altogether and the patient will require insulin injections.

Type 2 occurs much more frequently in adults than in children, but Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes both share similar symptoms. These symptoms include excessive thirst, frequent and increased urination, and weight loss. Additional symptoms include blurred vision, fatigue, and longer than usual healing times for even the most minor cuts and bruises.

Children with diabetes

As a mom with a Type1 diabetic child, Delia Greeff wants other parents and diabetic patients to know that a correct diagnosis is crucial. “Diabetes is serious, but with the correct treatment, it is manageable. Treatments are constantly being improved, so once you have a diabetes diagnosis and know how severe it is, you can then take the correct steps to manage it”, she says.

According to Delia, one of the biggest challenges of having a diabetic child is wound care. “My little boy is happy and busy”, says Delia, “so it is my job to make sure I am always checking him for any scrapes or bruises, no matter how small. And as any parent knows, these are almost a daily occurrence.”

She says to address diabetic wounds as quickly as possible. Thoroughly clean the wound with clean water and mild soap. It is recommended that diabetic wounds are treated with a product such as medical-grade honey and dressed with a plaster or bandage. Even the most superficial grazes need to be monitored for infection and must be cleaned and redressed frequently to support the healing process.

“Honey-based wound care like the Melcura HoneyGel and HoneyBalm are winners in our home as it’s so easy to apply, it accelerates the healing process and fights off infection. We take it wherever we go”, says Delia.

Some of Delia’s top advice for other moms with diabetic children is to carefully manage their feet. She says “Toenails need to be cut correctly and monitored for ingrown toenails and infections, as the diabetic can often not feel/sense a problem and this can easily escalate into a serious wound that will require medical attention. In severe cases, diabetics are recommended not to walk barefoot to avoid cuts, puncture wounds, or thorns. We can’t, however, keep our children from playing and we just need to be extra vigilant with diabetic children. Educating yourself on the topic and connecting with parents of other diabetic children is a big help.”

“My son makes use of an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring device to assist in managing his blood glucose levels. Both these devices require entry points into the body.

These too can become infected and inflamed. Again, Melcura HoneyGel and HoneyBalm are my go-to for post-device removal treatment to the open area. The honey-based formulation has saved us from diabetic ulcers and the like, over and over”, says Delia.

Why diabetic wounds need extra care

  • Neuropathy

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a leading symptom of diabetes is neuropathy (nerve damage). The lack of sensation due to the nerve damage, particularly over pressure points, on the foot means that any small cuts and wounds or extended microtrauma are undetected. This can lead to an extensive breakdown of overlying and surrounding tissue, and eventual ulceration. Diabetic foot ulcers pose a complex clinical challenge because of their potential to develop persistent and recurrent infections that may result in delayed healing.

Poor circulation

Diabetics are more likely to develop peripheral vascular disease, a condition of poor circulation. Peripheral vascular disease causes your blood vessels to narrow, which renders them unable to deliver enough blood to neighbouring cells and limbs. The condition affects red blood cells’ ability to pass through the vessels easily which prevents nutrients and oxygen from reaching the cells.

Dysfunctional immune response

Many people who have diabetes may have problems with immune system activation. With less blood flow, the body is less able to mobilize normal immune defences and nutrients that promote the body’s ability to fight infection and promote healing.

Infection

Neuropathy in the feet increases the chance of foot ulcers which may struggle to heal. Wounds come into contact with bacteria and being open for longer makes them more susceptible to becoming infected. Reduced blood flow and a dysfunctional immune system can impact on the body defence mechanism to fight off the bacteria that can cause an infection. Additionally, bacteria thrive on the extra sugar that’s available in the bloodstream. If the infection is untreated and left to spread, it can lead to complications such as sepsis or worst scenario bone infection or gangrene requiring amputation.

  • Diabetic wounds are unlike typical wounds in that they take longer to heal. Molecular investigations of the microbial flora within chronic Diabetic foot ulcers highlighted the presence of biofilms. Biofilms are clusters of microorganisms that stick to each other and surfaces and encapsulate themselves in a protective matrix. The microbial species within a biofilm are protected and markedly less susceptible to antibiotics. This makes them more difficult to eradicate.

Expert Advice
Janine Bérichon, a registered nurse and advanced wound care representative for Melcura, has been active in the medical field for over 20 years. Below are her key points for treating diabetic wounds:

  • Educate yourself and obtain knowledge from professionally trained medical staff on proper skin and foot care if you suffer from diabetes
  • Regular medical checks up as diabetics need a multidisciplinary team to help them with all their needs (Endocrinologist, physician, GP, podiatrist, dietician, psychologist, vascular surgeon wound care specialist)
  • Check blood sugar levels daily and keep levels within the normal range to ensure a healthy body. Seek medical help immediately if you feel unwell.
  • Follow a healthy diet specifically formulated by a trained dietician to maintain good habits.
  • Exercise daily and choose a form of exercise or sport that has a low impact on the body and is less likely to cause injury. Walking or swimming are good options.
  • Quit smoking or never start smoking as it is highly addictive, and if you are newly diagnosed diabetic you want to maintain a healthy body.
  • Keep well hydrated and drink water and fluids that are sugar-free.
  • Test the water temperature (with your elbow if you are a diabetic) before washing. Wash feet daily in warm water with a mild soap.
  • Dry feet well especially in between the toes. Moisturise feet daily, except between the toes to ensure you do not get dry feet or cracked heels that can lead to fungi and foot infections.
  • Cut toenails straight to avoid ingrown toenails.
  • Protect your feet by making good shoe choices. Refer to a podiatrist or orthotist for advice on a prescribed shoe if needed.
  • Wear proper-fitting shoes and socks that do not cause redness and pressure.
  • Clean new wounds with mild soap and water, cover with a dressing, and seek prompt medical attention as a minor injury can become infected.
  • Consider medical grade-honey. Melcura Honey is an effective product for diabetic foot ulcer wound healing.

Do not..

  • Listen to lay people’s advice on how to care for your feet as they are not medically trained.
  • Neglect to keep regular medical appointments.
  • Neglect warning signs that indicate blood sugar levels are too high or too low as this can damage blood and nerve supply to the feet.
  • Overeat, under-eat, starve, or continuously eat the wrong foods or drinks. This could lead to poor or no feeling in your feet.
  • Exercise if you have a blister or open wound on your foot. Wait until it heals and get advice on when to commence exercise.
  • Smoke. This impairs the circulation and damages the blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients to keep you healthy.
  • Drink alcohol as most alcoholic beverages contain sugar which raises the blood sugar level and is harmful to a diabetic.
  • Test water with feet or soak feet in a bucket of water as you may not be able to feel the temperature of the water and can burn your feet.
  • Apply moisturiser between toes as moisture can lead to foot fungal infections.
  • Treat ingrown toenails yourself as infection can lead to wound complications.
  • Walk barefoot as you may injure your feet, and this can lead to an infection that is difficult to heal. Walk on your feet if you have a wound under your foot. Offload the area by using a crutch, wheelchair, or cast prescribed by a medically trained professional treating the wound. Pop blisters yourself on your feet. This is a break in the skin and may lead to further wound complications.
  • Wear poorly fitted, tight shoes that can cause redness and pressure and lead to blister formation that becomes a wound that is difficult to treat.
  • Leave the wound open as this dries out the wound, delays wound healing, and may lead to spreading infection that may result in an amputation.
  • Purchase or make home remedies to treat corns, calluses, and warts. Intervention from a trained podiatrist or medical professional is required.

Use tried and tested products

Melcura honey has some unique natural features that make it effective on diabetic wounds even more so than some normal wounds and it has been advocated for healing diabetic ulcers that contain biofilms. Due to its osmotic effect, Melcura honey draws moisture from within the wound bed into the product, softening slough and dead tissue, allowing this and any microbes to be rapidly cleaned away. This prepares the wound bed for new granulation tissue and promotes quicker healing.

Melcura honey has an acidic pH which creates an unfavourable environment for bacterial growth. Melcura honey creates a moisture-laden layer on the wound bed, which is an advantage in the removal and change of wound dressings by reducing or eliminating the pain associated with this process (may not concern diabetic patients with neuropathy) and avoiding damage to the newly grown tissue.

Absorption, and therefore reduction, of oedema from around the ulcer margins, reducing the associated pain and improving microcirculation with more oxygen and nutrients, promotes rapid tissue repair. The moist wound healing with Melcura honey products improves the healing time. In addition, safety has been established with the use of Melcura honey in the treatment of wounds in neonatal and paediatric patients. Melcura honey is not cytotoxic and won’t harm healthy cells. Sweet, sugary honey for diabetic wounds?! It does sound contradictory, but comparisons between pre- and post-honey dressing treatment of Diabetic foot ulcers showed no statistically significant differences in blood glucose levels in people with diabetes. Melcura products have been chemically analysed and are manufactured under defined conditions that are subject to quality assurance procedures.

Support local

Treating these types of wounds is usually a time-consuming and expensive process, in which the prevention of further degradation of the wound, is a primary concern.

Melcura honey products are easy and quick to apply. They are also locally manufactured making them affordable in our tough local socioeconomic environment, thus ensuring even the most rural of areas have access to easy-to-use advanced wound care.

Isn’t it time we all get back into a salon? I finally did! I’m glad I had the courage to go, because I really needed it.

It wasn’t until I walked into Placecol at Kyalami Corner that I realized just how much I’ve missed the life before. The one where you didn’t give a second thought about booking a facial. And I cannot describe just how much I’ve missed the smell of beauty products, ambient music you just get at spas and beauty salons, or the feeling of being spoilt with someone expertly taking care of your face.

I have the vaccination and I’ve had Covid but I also know that beauty professionals carry the same hygiene routine as you would find in a doctor’s office. I felt confident enough to lie there with eyes closed and to just enjoy a facial.

Afterwards my skin felt as if it was bursting with hydration – something it needed after 2 months of home renovations, moving and exams for my degree. I had let my beauty care slide since all of this started.

What I love about Placecol is that they know skin. They have product and treatment lines for concerns that real people have. There are no frills, they just have products that work and they can help to identify the products you really need during a consultation.

Keep an eye on their social media pages, because they always have a promotion or initiative that makes an hour at one of their salons even more affordable. You can also visit their treatments page here.

*My facial was sponsored, but my opinion and courage was my own.

How does the cocoa mask benefit your skin in this facial?

The Hydro Cocoa Facial is an intensive moisturising treatment that combines SOFT LASER® with a rejuvenating cocoa mask to provide long-lasting hydration, restore moisture and suppleness, especially to dry, sensitive and dehydrated skin.

  • Cocoa contains high levels of anti-oxidants that protect your skin against free radical damage. It has anti-ageing properties, and assists in cellular healing to help protect and repair your skin.
  • The anti-inflammatory properties in cocoa assist in soothing sensitive skin.
  • Cocoa is rich in Vitamins A, C, E, B, and D, which are all highly beneficial for the overall wellbeing and health of your skin.
  • Cocoa contains high levels of the zinc, which helps fight against bacteria that can cause skin breakouts.
  • Cocoa contains fatty acids, which naturally moisturise the skin, leaving it soft and supple.

The Placecol Hydro Cocoa Facial takes advantage of the wonderful properties of chocolate combined with the benefits of a facial treatment to leave your skin hydrated and supple, making it the ideal facial for you this winter. Hydro Cocoa Facial Available at selected Placecol, Dream Nails Beauty, and Perfect 10 salons nationwide. Price R425.

The facial includes the following steps:

  • Double cleansing.
  • Enzyme exfoliation.
  • SOFT LASER® (a mechanical device) which stimulates the biological processes of the skin, resulting in a radiant and glowing complexion.
  • Application of a bespoke chocolate alginate mask.
  • Relaxing neck and decollate massage.
  • Moisturiser is applied to nourish and lock in moisture.
  • A protective SPF layer is applied as a final step.

Placecol Clean Start Facial Milk 150ml – R295

Soothing and Hydrating Cleansing Milk. Cleanse your skin like a salon professional with this soothing cleansing milk that gently but effectively removes waste and skin impurities on a cellular level, while preserving moisture to leave your skin feeling clean and comfortable. Soothing and hydrating cleanser with lactic acid from real milk.

Placecol Barrier Protect Day 50ml – R420

A deeply nourishing day moisturizer specifically formulated to assist with improving skin barrier function. An ideal moisturizer for dry and sensitive skin, making the skin stronger and more resilient. Regular use will assist with improving skin texture, resulting in comfortable, hydrated skin.

Placecol Gentle Exfoliating Treatment 30ml – R360

Safe and Gentle AHA Exfoliant. A concentrated exfoliating serum that contains safe glycolic AHA acids to gently but effectively remove dull, dry, and dead skin cells. AHA acids promote improved cellular activity and as the skin regenerates, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced, leaving the skin rejuvenated and glowing.

Glycolic acid gently exfoliates your skin, combining its anti-aging benefits with Pentavitin to improve cellular activity and as the skin regenerates, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced, leaving the skin rejuvenated and glowing. The addition of Niacinamide acts as a potent antioxidant and helps reduce the signs of pigmentation, assists in evening out skin tone.

Placecol Optimum Hydro Mask 50ml – R310

Hydrating, Soothing Mask for Dry, Stressed Skin. A deeply hydrating mask that replenishes essential skin moisture, with healing Aloe Vera to soothe and hydrate. It also has a calming effect on irritated skin. Skin feels more soft and supple with regular use. This deeply hydrating mask has the added benefit in that it can be left overnight to replenish the skin as a booster, twice a week. It is also lovely to apply after sun exposure to rehydrate and soothe the skin. Aqua Cacteen not only protects and hydrates the skin but has a potent anti-aging effect.

Illuminé Reviving Oil 15ml – R450

A luxurious oil treatment packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals to dramatically improve skin moisture levels while restoring skin resilience. Regular use will soften and soothe the skin, sealing in moisture and reviving the skin’s youthful glow. Contains a blend of Jojoba oil, Argan Oil, and Sweet almond oil, which penetrate deeply without leaving a greasy film on the skin. This oil blend contains essential fatty acids which nourish and repair the skin’s barrier.

Placecol Vitamin E Silk 15ml – R390

Silky, Light, Vitamin E Serum for Skin Luminosity. This luxuriously rich yet remarkably light serum contains high levels of Vitamin E to lock in moisture and protect the skin. It deeply nourishes the skin to improve its overall condition, restoring vitality, radiance, and a youthful complexion. It acts like a glove to lock in moisture and prevent dehydration, making it an ideal makeup primer and providing a smooth glide for make-up application.

Illuminé Cream Cleanser 100ml – R390

A creamy skin cleanser that gently removes waste and skin impurities on a cellular level, whilst preserving moisture to leave skin smooth and comfortable. Contains lactic acid and Allantoin that condition and feed the skin whilst cleansing, leaving the skin soft and supple.

Illuminé Firming Day 50ml – R640

A firming and hydrating day moisturizer enriched with a special blend of active ingredients that protect the skin from damage caused by dehydration while stimulating collagen synthesis. Daily use will assist in firming the skin and restoring elasticity resulting in a more youthful appearance with a radiant healthy glow. Contains the unique ingredient ‘Myramaze’ (the resurrection plant) to improve the skin’s texture by strengthening the cells and revitalizing the skin. In addition, Pentavitin stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis, whilst Luminescine increases the skin’s brightness and radiance. The Impirata Cylindrica root provides long-lasting moisture for glowing, radiant skin.

Pamper yourself with restoring nail care and a burst of fresh lemon scent when you reach for this cuticle cream. Made to nourish dry, brittle nails as it moisturizes and soften cuticles. Gently massage cream into cuticles after washing hands and as needed.

  • Moisturizes and softens cuticles with Sweet Almond Oil and Cocoa Seed Butter
  • Nourishes brittle nails with Vitamin E and Sunflower Oil
  • Refreshing lemon scent
  • 100% natural

Key Ingredients:

  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Lemon Oil
  • Vitamin E
  • Beeswax

No Sulfates, No Parabens, No Phthalates, No Petrochemicals

Burt’s Bees® Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream is available through Takealot and DisChem. Burt’s Bees® Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream is Priced from R 125.

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Burt’s ­Bees® has been offering distinctive earth-friendly, natural health and beauty care products for 30 years. From a beekeeper’s backyard in Maine to the leading edge of natural, Burt’s Bees knows natural body care solutions from head-to-toe and operates with The Greater Good™ top of mind. No parabens, phthalates, petrolatum or SLS and no animal testing. 

Treating the skin of the eyes is crucial, especially when it comes to preventing, and reducing signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines and puffiness. The advanced formulation of the Classic Eye Effect is specifically developed for the eye area, where the skin is much thinner and more delicate than the rest of the face.With the addition of the Smart Skin Technology there’s an enhanced focus on the skin’s integrity, radiance, collagen stimulation and structural support providing a technologically advanced multi-targeted treatment approach. A visible improvement in expression lines, wrinkles and hydration is delivered by the Ultra Filling Spheres™ while the Acetyl Hexapeptide-30 + Arginine focus on superior synthesis of collagen and elastin to prevent and improve expression lines. Skin radiance and exceptional anti-aging innovation is delivered by the incorporation of Bakuchiol to gently yet effectively target the firmness and elasticity of the skin. This luxurious cream formulation is suitable for all skin types and conditions and should be used morning and evening for superior results.

Size: 15 ml
Retail Price: R930 Incl. VAT
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  1. Why use a separate eye product?
    It is important to use a specifically formulated eye product around the eye area because the skin around the eye area is a lot more sensitive & much thinner compared to the skin around the rest of the face.
  2. What causes dark circles and puffiness?
    Dark Circles and Puffiness around the eye area can be a result of poor lifestyle, lack of sleep and stress. But going a little deeper into what actually causes the appearance of dark circles could be a number of factors, one being genetics, two being an iron deficiency or vitamin & mineral deficiency which can contribute to the appearance of dark circles. Puffiness on the other hand is caused by poor sluggish circulation and a build-up of fluid retention due to poor lymphatic drainage in the facial region.
  3. What is the best way to apply an eye product?
    The best way to apply an eye product is to perform a lymphatic drainage massage on yourself around the eye area. We have 2 lymph nodes on the face – one in front and the other behind our ears. Always using your ring finger (because this is the finger with the lightest touch) apply a small amount of product using tap-tap-tap techniques underneath the eye area where the puffiness is as well as above the brow area – followed by light drainage movements towards the lymph node and repeat several times.
  4. Which active ingredients to look for in an eye product?
    Hyaluronic Acid – Aids in plumping & hydrating the skin in the eye area
    Peptides – focus on stimulating collagen and elastin production in the dermis building the health and strength of the skin
    Bakuchiol – Stimulates the same gene expressions as retinol, boosts collagen, regulates extra cellular matrix and dermal-epidermal junction, improves wrinkles, firmness and elasticity
    Ultra-Filling Spheres™ – Aids in absorption of water that evaporates from the dermis focusing on tightening the skin, smoothing out wrinkles and leaving an elastic skin surface with long lasting hydration.

Active Eyesigns Active Gel

  • Light gel formulation
    Targets three major visual aspects of aging around the eye area
  • pH 5.5 maintains barrier function
  • Improves the appearance of dark circles around the eyes
  • Decreases puffiness around the eyes
  • Assists Collagen and Elastin production Apply under your serum and moisturizer morning and night

Classic Eye Effect

  • Luxurious cream formulation
  • Our multi-targeted complete eye cream provides anti-aging, instant firming, revives dull skin, and improves skin elasticity.
  • Delivers visible skin radiance and illuminates skin around the eye-area
  • Instantly tightens and smoothes skin
  • Fights the visible effects of gravity
  • Hydrates and moisturizes the eye-area
  • Minimizes fine dehydration lines
  • Promotes anti-aging
  • Stimulates elastin synthesis for a firmer skin
  • Provides long-term structural support plus has the benefit of an instant firming effect Apply under your serum and moisturizer morning and night

DELTA Eye Gel

  • A powerful gel that nourishes and rejuvenates the eye-area.
  • This gel targets hydration levels, collagen formation and organization, dark circles and fluid retention, as well as epidermal regeneration and  thickness.
  • An ideal product to use after dermal fillers and therapies targeting aging around the eye. Apply under your serum and moisturizer morning and night

Gently exfoliate and intensely moisturise dry, hard-working hands with this all-in-one cream. The nourishing, quick-absorbing formula is clinically shown to provide all-day moisturisation to even the driest hands—leaving them amazingly soft and smooth.

Key Claims:

  • Clinically shown to provide all-day moisturisation for extremely dry skin
  • Comforts skin with help from Baobab Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil and Green Tea Extract
  • Dermatologist-tested, hypoallergenic, fragrance-free
  • 98.9% Natural

Key Ingredient:

Baobab Oil Harvested from its fruit seeds, this oil has been used for centuries in Africa to guard against the harsh climate.

Burt’s ­Bees® has been offering distinctive earth-friendly, natural health and beauty care products for 30 years. From a beekeeper’s backyard in Maine to the leading edge of natural, Burt’s Bees knows natural body care solutions from head-to-toe and operates with The Greater Good™ top of mind. No parabens, phthalates, petrolatum or SLS and no animal testing. 

Burt’s Bees® Ultimate Care Hand Cream

Burt’s Bees® Ultimate Care Hand Cream is available through Takealot and DisChem.
Burt’s Bees® Ultimate Care Hand Cream is priced from R 215.

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Burt’s Bees believe in healthy and beautiful skin through the power of nature. They strive for 100% natural origin with each product, formulate without parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, SLS and many more chemicals of concern.

Nature is a remedy – celebrate Earth Day (22 April 2021) by connecting with nature however you can.

Kick up your heels.

Give hard-working feet a refreshing dose of moisture with this Peppermint-infused foot lotion.

The cool sensation will revive tired feet while Glycerin and Coconut Oil soften rough calluses to leave your feet smooth and ready for the next adventure.

99% natural.

Burt’s Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion, priced from R 200, is available through Takealot and DisChem.

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It was a wild idea at the time. A beekeeper and an artist left city life to live closer to nature in the wilds of Maine, USA. And through a serendipitous meeting, and a little leftover beeswax, Burt’s Bees® was born. It was all based on the belief that nature has the best answers. And that no one can do everything, but everyone can do something.

Who loves the smell of freshly cut mango? I do – and apparently enough so that I would carry a Burt’s Bees Mango Moisturising Lip Balm in my handbag 😀 The minute my mask comes off, my lips get hydrated. The key ingredients in this lip balm are mango butter and coconut oil. No parabens, phthalates, petrolatum or SLS and no animal testing.

I’ve had Burt’s Bees lip balms and shimmers since they’ve landed in sunny SA. I love that it is a natural product range and has an endearing origination story of a beekeeper and artist that left big city life to live closer to nature and through a serendipitous meeting, and a little leftover beeswax… they gave us this 😀😘

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Where care meets colour. Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Tinted Lip Balms offer a hint of colour that cares for your lips! These lip balms provide modern and wearable sheer coverage with a delicate pear flavour in a variety of pretty hues. Moisture-rich ingredients, such as Shea Butter and Vitamin E, helps reveal smooth, healthy-looking lips.  Choose from six floral-inspired shades:

Key Ingredients:

  • Beeswax
  • Shea Butter

Key Claims

  • Sheer coverage leaves a hint of tint
  • Provides 8-hour moisturisation
  • Cares for lips with naturally hydrating ingredients
  • 100% Natural
Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm, priced from R 99, is available through Takealot and DisChem.

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Burt’s ­Bees® has been offering distinctive earth-friendly, natural health and beauty care products for 30 years. From a beekeeper’s backyard in Maine to the leading edge of natural, Burt’s Bees knows natural body care solutions from head-to-toe and operates with The Greater Good™ top of mind. No parabens, phthalates, petrolatum or SLS and no animal testing.