Today I am writing about a brand that I am currently obsessed with, KiKi Beauty – a South African luxury skincare brand that will make you fall in love with their products from the first time you use it. I am so proud that we are getting to see more South African beauty brands out there who are creating products of such luxury and elegance and KiKi Beauty is one of those brands. I was sent a package to review from them about a month ago and I have tested these products thoroughly before doing this review, so I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts on their products. Please remember that although I get sent products to try, my reviews are always honest as I always put my readers first. Let’s take a closer look at why KiKi Beauty has become my obsession.
Kiki Beauty is a new and exciting innovative skincare brand born with the passion of creating exclusive, high quality natural based skincare and cosmetic products. In the KiKi directors’ worldwide travels we uncovered the need to bring South Africans an elegantly trendy skincare range. A brand with a fresh South African perspective to suit our diverse cultural skincare needs.
KiKi Beauty has three individual ranges, the Make-Up Ready Range, Skincare Range and Bodycare Range. We will also be releasing our own range of perfumes, starting with a beautifully packaged roll-on-perfume.
Make-Up Ready Range
The Make-Up Ready Range will extend your make-up wear, and make you look perfect for longer. Refresh and revive your skin with our multi-functional products. This vibrant and fun range will leave you feeling uplifted.
Evoke your feminine side. KiKi will take you on a complete sensory journey that will simultaneously awaken and relax you. Our creative Skincare Range aims to stimulate your senses with stylish packaging, delightful fragrances and pleasurable textures. Indulge your skin with our gently effective natural actives, giving you instant and long-lasting benefits to meet your every skincare need.
The ingenious formulas of our luxurious Bodycare Range allow for much needed restoration, rejuvenation and remineralisation of the skin of the body. The original textures and tantalizing fragrances of these products will provide your body with a unique experience as your skin is smoothed, nourished and uplifted. The Bodycare Range works to balance your senses and energise the skin, while feeding your body with beautiful natural botanical extracts.
KiKi Beauty is dedicated to create premium products with top high-end natural ingredients imported from overseas. Our goal is to bring South Africa a brand which rivals any exclusive international brand in terms of packaging, product range and ingredients. We aim to take you with us on a complete sensory journey which differs with each one of our distinctive products. Our cosmetics are manufactured in small batches to bring you unique hand-crafted artisan skincare products with a personal, creative touch.
Indulge your skin! Enjoy the journey!
All our products are:
– Majority Natural
– Paraben Free
– Sulphate Free
– Mineral Oil Free
– Petrolatum Free
– Cruelty free
– Made in South Africa
Review of Products and Background Information
I was fortunate to receive a variety of products from Kiki beauty to review and here they are below with all the information you need to make up your mind on whether or not this luxury brand is for you.
Radiance Powder Face Wash 80g – R445
KiKi’s Radiance Powder Face Wash is a beautifully textured, two-in-one face wash and exfoliator which helps to brighten and freshen your skin, leaving it feeling soft and revitalised. A drop of water transforms this sparkly powder into a creamy exfoliating wash to cleanse as well as nourish your skin.
The original texture of the Radiance Powder Face Wash makes it intriguing and interesting to use. The powder wash acts as a cleanser and exfoliator and helps to remove all excess oil, dirt and impurities to reveal radiant and revived naturally beautiful skin. The wash product is uniquely flecked with golden pieces to add an exciting glow to the powder making this a one-of-a-kind cleansing experience.
The radiance powder is currently my favourite exfoliator and I literally can’t live without it. It is in powder form as stated above and when I first used it, I poured a bit too much into my hand but realized after, that you don’t need much powder as a small amount lathers up very well once mixed with water. A little of this radiance powder goes a long way. I noticed the gold fleckles in the powder and this makes it so luxurious with an amazing fragrance – I love products that have a beautiful smell. The radiance powder is not harsh on the skin but rather a gentle exfoliator that leaves your skin incredibly clean and soft. I also noticed that it makes my skin brighter and gives me a bit of a glow – which girls doesn’t love a glow? I use the radiance powder 2 to 3 times a week and it has made a big difference in the way my skin looks and feels.
Face Primer 50ml – R395
KiKi’s Make-Up Ready Face Primer is a product specially designed and formulated to improve make-up hold and transform your complexion from flat to fabulous. KiKi’s Face Primer, Step 2 of the Make-Up Ready process, is applied before foundation leaving you gorgeous and flawless for hours on end. If you don’t wear foundation, don’t worry, this innovative and versatile fragrance free primer used by itself provides a natural finished look.
No more constant visits to the bathroom to freshly apply make-up. KiKi’s Face Primer works overtime to ensure make-up lasts longer. Wrinkles are smoothed, blemishes are minimised resulting in a healthy vibrant look and feel. This specialised product is easily spreadable and therefore glides easily over the face when applied. KiKi’s Face Primer can be dabbed on throughout the day, or even after exercise to soften, smooth and provide extra moisture to the skin.
The first time I pumped out this primer, I have to be honest and say that I didn’t think it was going to work for me as it looked more of a moisturiser than a primer texture. However, I tested it with my foundation and watched the hours go by, to see whether my make-up stayed in place and it did…Yayyy, it lasted all day through the heat, this was about 9 hours. It isn’t fragranced so for those who like non fragrant products will enjoy this. Kiki primer is also very moisturizing for your skin, which is a bonus, as we are getting closer to Winter and our skin becomes drier day by day.
The Kiki primer will give you the moisture and will make your foundation blend very well into your skin – we often use silicone based primers but this one will definitely amaze you. Even though I was skeptical at first, Kiki primer has proven me wrong and delivered the results I needed. I loved the fact that throughout the day you guaranteed to have your make-up in place so you do not need to worry if your makeup has caked up. Sometimes I use this primer just as a moisturiser because of the smoothness of this cream formula – a definite win for me as a primer and moisturiser.
Cool Citrus Setting Spray 100ml – R245
KiKi’s Make-Up Ready Cool Citrus Setting Spray is a gorgeous, light and silky, citrus enriched product which is sprayed over your make-up in order to set and hold it for longer periods of time. KiKi’s Make-Up Ready Cool Citrus Setting Spray, Step 5 of the Make-Up Ready process, not only locks down your make-up, but spraying on this extra fine mist also gives you a refreshing boost. Don’t let those dry days get you down. The Cool Citrus Setting Spray can also act as a secret weapon to provide instant moisture and hydration. Just whip it out of your handbag, any time, any place, give yourself a quick spritz and immediately find a new, more radiant and moisturised you. This product is free of synthetic fragrance and suitable for both dry and oily skin types. It contains aromatic, natural grapefruit oil to cool and calm the senses.
No more sliding foundation, no more excessively shiny make-up, the Make-Up Ready Cool Citrus Setting Spray works in conjunction with KiKi’s Face Primer to ensure maximum make-up setting and hold. Before foundation, after eyeshadow, to complete your Make-Up Ready look, the setting spray can be used at any time in your make-up routine. This grapefruit oil infused setting spray can be sprayed on throughout the day to reset make-up, to refresh and revive the senses and to provide a layer of moisture and protection. If you have used this ground-breaking product once, you will not be able to go a day without it.
KiKi’s cool citrus setting spray is really refreshing on the skin and my most used setting spray recently. I use this often just to refresh my skin even if I am not applying make-up as it is soothing. Now let’s talk about whether or not this spray can keep your makeup in place all day – and the verdict is….Yes it does! It sets your makeup beautifully and keeps it that way for many hours through the day or night. It gives you a radiant glow that is natural looking and you can even spritz this on to the skin before makeup is applied for a smoother application. I have other setting sprays but this is the only one I have been using for weeks now because of the long lasting effect it has in keeping my makeup in place.
Gold Volcanic Body Exfoliator 175ml – R598
KiKi’s Volcanic Gold Body Exfoliator is one of our signature products, creatively formulated to awaken the senses and provide the ultimate cosmetic experience. The Volcanic Gold Body Exfoliator is a unique gold coloured product which washes and cleanses the body, exfoliates and moisturises it to provide all-in-one rejuvenation action. This beautiful product exudes luxury as it is flecked with golden pieces and filled with prime ingredients to delicately remove dead skin cells and to deeply nourish and moisturise the skin.
For us the Volcanic Gold Body Exfoliator is all about fully engaging the senses and gaining the maximum enjoyment and cosmetic benefits from the product. The Volcanic Gold Body Exfoliator contains a mixture of natural clays and golden particles and has an original, distinct appearance which excites the eyes and mind. The Volcanic Gold Body Exfoliator was specially formulated with a luscious, natural oil base in order to provide ample nourishment and hydration to the skin. The texture is rich and the fragrance is revitalising. The body exfoliator disperses over the skin and spreads easily which is ideal for a body product. Natural exfoliants work together to remove dead skin cells to reveal fresh and radiant skin.
This has become my favourite body exfoliator of all time and I promise you that nothing you have ever tried before comes close to the quality and luxury of this body exfoliator. I am totally obsessed with body exfoliators and this Volcanic exfoliator will leave your senses obsessed with it. From the most beautiful fragrance to the silk feel it will leave on your body – you will be confused as to whether you at a spa or in your own shower. This formula doesn’t lather up, so you have to use a little extra product to exfoliate thoroughly but you only use it once a week so the product will last you for months.
I was taken aback when I researched and found out how much this product costs but after actually using the volcanic body exfoliator I think it is well worth the price. The exfoliator is rough textured which is what we need to remove the dead skin off our bodies, but when you are done, your skin will be as smooth as a baby’s bottoms. When I first used the volcanic body exfoliator my husband and daughters could not get over how amazing this product smelt and the smooth, silky effect it left on my skin.
KiKi beauty products are part of my daily beauty regime and will be for many years to come. I would be expanding my range of products from them in the future because of the luxury quality of their products and excellent customer service. Once again I mention about customer service because to me it is very important – KiKi beauty will ensure that all your expectations are met timeously. The packaging of their products are so beautiful – the boxes are elegant and sleek in design with a lot of shimmer in them, that you wouldn’t want to throw them away. Each and every product from Kiki beauty has been developed with the consumer in mind, hence giving you exactly what you looking for in a beauty product. I have recommended these products to many people in the last month and will continue to do so because I believe that this product will work for you.
Kiei beauty products have really made a huge impact on me and I have contacted them more than once to compliment them and to tell them just how happy I am with using their products. I am really impressed that a South African brand has created such excellent products with luxury better than some international brands out there.
You can purchase Kiki beauty products from their online store – click here
Please be advised that I do not earn any commission or referral fees for your purchases from Kiki beauty.