We love local, which is why these South African beauty brands are at the top of our must-try list…

We’re so often quick to turn to our tried and tested international beauty brands because they’re what we know and what we’re comfortable with, but what we often fail to realise is that there are so many incredible – and oftentimes even better – local brands right on our very doorstep. These are a few South African beauty brands that have more than caught our attention, and if we haven’t already indulged in them, we simply cannot wait to…

Lulu & Marula

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Hella hydration for hands, feet & any other super dry areas

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This all-natural brand is pretty much as good as it gets from an earth-friendly and skin-friendly point of view… it’s paraben and sulfate free, contains zero palm oil or mineral oils and – most importantly – is animal friendly. From their energising body balm to their nourishing facial kit, this could be the answer to all your skin woes. There’s also the fact that the packaging couldn’t be any prettier, and we need this in our beauty cupboard!



This is a one-stop shop for the whole family when it comes to your skin’s needs, and we really love this eco-friendly brand. The fact that the brand began as a range of products for babies means this is a brand you can certainly trust for your skin; it’s completely natural and organic, and uses only locally sourced products and raw ingredients. We love their unique products, and we know your skin will too.

Hey Gorgeous Skincare

When a brand makes you feel gorgeous before you’ve even used it, you know it’s going to be a good one! With everything from haircare to skincare completely covered, this fabulous brand is filled with all the right vitamins, minerals and active ingredients to get the best out of your skin and hair. There’s also the fact that you can send your bottles back for recycling, which brings them full-circle in their mission to do good.


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We seriously cannot wait to get our hands on this fabulous brand. Not only is their name all kinds of clever, it is female-owned, ethical and is all about the quality. It also comes at an incredibly affordable price point and is potent without being harmful, a combination we really need to try!


One of our favourite beauty salons branched out into the world of skincare and make-up products – and we were all kinds of thrilled when they did. The fact that the products are so easily accessible, massively inclusive (seriously, their extensive range of foundation colours is impressive!) range and come with the affordable price tag makes this a must-try product range. Top tip: their BB cream is a winner in our books!


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