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  1. Plant a beauty garden
    Plant a beauty garden
    Read the labels on your favourite beauty products, and you will notice the active components come from herbs, plants and flowers. Many of these plants can easily be grown in your garden and made up into effective beauty products.
  2. Pearly White Wisdom
    Pearly White Wisdom
    Everyone has the ability to smile and flash their teeth, whether straight, skew, white or slightly yellowed, in an expression of glee, happiness, delight, love and laughter ' a smile is one of the myriad facial expression that crosses all language, cultural and age boundaries.
  3. Paleo skin?
    Paleo skin?
    Paleo or not, many of us spend a lot of time focusing on eating well. We may avoid sugar, grains, alcohol, carbs, artificial flavourants and colourants, or all of the above, because we care for our bodies and want to nourish them with only the best foods. Can we say the same about what we put on our skin, though?
  4. Outsmart your cravings
    Outsmart your cravings
    Why is it that sometimes you can be confronted with the dessert table at a wedding but you remain the poster-child of abstention, while at another time all you can think about is the sugary, salty or fatty indulgence calling your name? 
  5. On Beauty by Skye Forrester
    On Beauty by Skye Forrester
    Our 5 top beauty practices include a night-time ritual of applying essential oils to your feet, natural stain removal for teeth, and the benefits and usage of an array of natural skin products including Aloe Vera, activated charcoal and sunscreen. 
  6. Oil Cleansing
    Oil Cleansing
    Rave reports from beauty buffs using oils as a facial cleansing routine can't be ignored. Rather than detergent or soap-based cleansers, oils are said to keep the skins natural balance, dissolve impurities and add fabulous moisturising and nourishing attributes.
  7. OCULUS - an evolution in eyewear
    OCULUS - an evolution in eyewear

    Whether you're a raging extrovert, function junkie, high on the nerd scale, a wilting wallflower, or simply a little quirky, you'll find a pair to suit you. 

  8. Naturally You
    Naturally You

    There are numerous buzz words within the natural beauty realm – from nutraceuticals to botanicals – we guide you on how to ensure you’re doing the very best for your skin and beauty.

  9. Naturally Occurring
    Naturally Occurring

    Kitchen cosmetics can be highly effective when used on the body, and so can simple flowers and plants. Looking at some of the beauty rituals hailing from Greece, we see ample use of olive oil and honey as well as herbs and some fruits. Greek inhabitants were very in tune with beauty and anti-ageing practices, always looking for ways to improve their appearance.

  10. NATURALLY GOOD SKIN by Cheryl Stevens
    NATURALLY GOOD SKIN by Cheryl Stevens
    Face masks are a must have in any beauty regime and an excellent way to maintain beautiful skin. See which ingredients you need to match your skin condition and choose one accordingly. Alternatively, make up your own. Follow this guideline showcasing effective natural ingredients to look out for.
  11. Natural Weight Loss
    Natural Weight Loss
    As winter turns into spring and clothes get skimpier, we start thinking about shedding the few extra kilos picked up in the colder months. Being a healthy weight isn't just about appearances, though. 
  12. Natural skincare alternatives
    Natural skincare alternatives
    We all want healthy, glowing skin. Does that have to mean slathering on harsh chemicals, though? We asked three of our WellSkin skin experts how to get glowing, healthy, skin without doing any harm ' to yourself or the planet.
  13. Natural Pigmentation Recipe
    Natural Pigmentation Recipe
    Avoiding direct sun and adequately protecting your skin when you are exposed goes a long way towards keeping your skin looking good and preventing damage. But, sometimes other factors influence the state of your skin.

    The past few years have seen a great transformation as natural hair care products have taken the place of chemically-laden shampoos, conditioners and supplements. This means that our hair can enjoy wholesome and planet-friendly nourishment, rather than the suspect and damaging commercial products that have been pushed on us for years.There are tons of benefits to treating your locks with nature’s best! Here are just three of our favourites:

  15. Natural Glam
    Natural Glam
    It's party season and you want to look the best you can. Rather than piling on make up or overdressing, dare to be natural. Spend time enhancing your individual beauty and garner good feelings about yourself. Find a fashion style that suits your body and personality, and make the most of what Mother Nature gave you.
  16. Natural  Beauty Secrets
    Natural Beauty Secrets
    Everybody has their favourite beauty tricks and tips, from a spot remedy to removing under eye bags or simply to freshen up and feel fabulous.
  17. Morning Glory
    Morning Glory
    Nighttime skin serums are like an energy drink for the skin, from herbal organics to anti-ageing botanicals and probiotic advancements we look at popular ingredients used in night time skincare.
  18. Meet Our Suppliers Simply Bee
    Meet Our Suppliers Simply Bee

    Simply Bee was formally established in 2011, but its origins stem from a wedding gift of a single beehive in the 1950s. 'My grandfather gave my father a beehive as a present. This was ostensibly to put honey on the table because he thought he was too poor to buy jam,' says Simply Bee Founder Helena van der Westhuizen.


  19. Meet our Supplier Secuvie
    Meet our Supplier Secuvie
    Sensitive skin affects millions of people, it's not only restricted to teenagers. Although there is no miracle cure, there are some effective ways of working with your skin to repair and restore balance. We spoke to Michael Linell, Founder and CEO of Secuvie International to shed some light on effective treatment and care.
    If you are passionate about making your own remedies, here's a recipe that demonstrates how plant energy can work together to heal the body. It's very exciting to make up your own tinctures using infusions and healing salves. Plants have all kinds of healing energies that can positively affect the body. Applying your salve onto the skin means it can travel into the blood stream and start its magic. Spend some time learning the different qualities of herbs and soon you will know what to mix for specific healing remedies. The study of herbs is an ancient practice and is wonderfully rewarding. It's also a way to connect to the natural world.
  21. Love Getting Older
    Love Getting Older
    In a society obsessed with youth and anti-ageing, have we lost perspective on loving ourselves at any age? According to Dr Bruce Goldberg, author of Look Younger, Live Longer (Llewellyn) anti-ageing or should we say 'youthing' can be wired into your consciousness with a good dose of awareness.
  22. Learning to cherish your body
    Learning to cherish your body
    Ask anyone how they feel about their bodies - you will probably get a list of things they would want to change about themselves. That's why Wardah Hartley's story is a breath of fresh air. This vivacious TV sports anchor and fitness enthusiast says she has made peace with her body. 'It's taken me over three decades and I can finally say, I am not obsessed with being skinny or having a six pack. I've realized those things are not important, rather it's important to truly know your body, embrace what you have and be healthy.'
  23. Keep Your Skin Hydrated
    Keep Your Skin Hydrated

    Moisturise your skin from the outside with a good moisturiser and from the inside with ample water.

  24. Inside Out
    Inside Out
    Whether you're a slave to your morning routine, or you just dash out the house after a quick wash and a dab of cream, you're sure to have some kind of skincare regime. But your skin is more than just what you see on the surface, it's your biggest organ and needs far more nurturing than just a surface solution.
  25. Homemade edible face mask
    Homemade edible face mask
    If you are out of time to get to a Spa or out of budget to buy a mask this month, turn to your fridge! Go the natural route with a homemade face mask.
  26. HEMP OIL
    What is hemp seed oil, why is it so popular and what's the difference between hemp seed oil and medical marijuana? From legalities and production to doses and variety of uses; we take you through one of the most increasingly popular health products on the market.
  27. Healthy, Hydrated Winter Skin
    Healthy, Hydrated Winter Skin

    Keep your skin in tip top form this winter! 

  28. HAIR RAISING  by Kirsten Alexander
    HAIR RAISING by Kirsten Alexander
    Using natural, organic and holistic products minimise the risk of allergic reactions and toxin build up ' they're also so much better for you and for the environment. Choose natural brands when selecting products or alternatively, make up your own recipes with nutrient rich kitchen ingredients.  From deep moisturising to natural highlighting, here are some natural solutions that go from root to tip.
    Pack away your dark liner, lip gloss and hair-straightener; the back-to-basic trend in beauty is bigger than ever before  
  30. Glowing Youth Beauty Hacks
    Glowing Youth Beauty Hacks
    From face smoothing exercises to essential oils and keeping hydrated from the inside out, we uncover our favourite beauty hacks for keeping a youthful glow.
    Scrub away winter skin with gentle exfoliation options. We look at some of the best ingredients and recipes to restore silky smooth and flawless skin.
  32. Faced With Facts
    Faced With Facts
    Each minute of the day the message you must look better, younger, fitter and healthier shouts at you from every media platform; so it's no wonder there's a scramble to aesthetic practitioners and plastic surgeons in a bid to beat the clock and stop aging.
  33. Every man's guide to groomed brows
    Every man's guide to groomed brows
    Let's face it' nobody likes a monobrow. When it comes to the art of taming men's eyebrows, less isn't necessarily always more, though. It can take as little as a trim or the odd pluck here and there to make you look that much more polished and well groomed.
    Trevor Steyn, Chemist and #FatherofProbioticSkincare is a bit of an enigma. If you are looking for a corporate pharmacist in a white coat and thick glasses, you've come to the wrong place. When I started working at Esse in 2014, I asked Trevor if there was a dress code (I come from the corporate working world). He looked at me blankly and said 'work naked if you want to, as long as you work'. He wasn't joking either ' I've seen him working in boardshorts and slops, but man, does he work.

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