I’m not sure if you’ve noticed my slight obsession with Tous Les Jours lately? It started off with their pyjamas and home wear and then they very kindly sent me a box of their brand new 100% natural skincare range to try out. Lucky girl! I cannot explain how much I love my pyjamas – they are such good quality and are so warm and comfy… getting into them after a long hot bath at the end of the day is just heaven!
So, a little background here – Tous Les Jours is a local, Midlands-based company (hooray for the Midlands!) who are big into keeping things as natural, fuss-free and fabulous as your average Parisian woman. In case you’re a clueless peasant like me, “Tous Les Jours” means “every day” and is pronounced “Tu-lay-joor”. Say it. I know you want to. Don’t you feel fancy now? And sophisticated? I’m about ready to throw on a beret and breton stripes!
Ok, so here’s the deal with their new skincare range, which now also includes an organic face care range – all of which will be launched in their shops and on their online store on Monday the 1st of September. When I say these products are natural and organic, I’m not just blowing smoke up your peach. Literally, there are like six ingredients in my cleanser. I even snapped a pic to prove it.
Aqua, Almond Oil, Elder Flower, Rose Geranium, Rosehip Oil and Asiatic Pennywort . That’s it. No chemicals, no preservatives. NO TESTING ON ANIMALS (I mean, those big companies say they don’t, but do you ever really know?). I’ve been following Sydney from The Daybook’s posts on her natural beauty regime and I’ve been so keen to start doing the same – and now I think I’ve found the
easy perfect way! I’ve never really fallen into the whole expensive beauty products trap. Anything more than R100 a bottle is a bit ridiculous (hashtag freelance life). The only time I ever used fancy stuff was when my mom paid for it and when I had a friend working for a company who could organise me products for half price… and even then it was still pricey! For the last couple of years Ive been using Nivea products and they seem to be working well BUT if I can get a reasonably priced product made in the Midlands from natural products, what am I waiting for?
But does it work? Yes, yes and yes!!! I chose the range for Dry/Mature skin (FML) because my skin has been SO dry this winter and I think the Nivea face wash I was using was perhaps a bit harsh. This range has been an absolute treat for my face! I was worried that I wouldn’t feel “clean” without a foaming face wash – I seem to have this idea that excessive foam equals clean. I have been using coconut oil as makeup remover for a while and along with cleansing with the Tous Les Jour products my skin has been perfect – clean and fresh with no breakouts or reactions… and I guess that’s because it’s natural and natural things go well with skin and hair, as well as digestive systems! I also tried out the exfoliating beads which you mix in with your cleanser once or twice a week for extra cleansing oomph. Best of all, the products are so reasonably priced – my cleanser is R65, the toner R45 and the moisturiser is R80! I think these pretty little bottles will be making themselves right at home on my bathroom shelf for a long time to come.
So… not only have Tous Les Jours spoilt me, but to celebrate the launch of their brand new skincare range on the 1st of September, they are wanting to spoil one of your lovely faces by giving away a skincare hamper to the value of R785! This hamper will include:
Normal Face Wash
Vanilla Liquid Soap
Vanilla Room Mist
Vanilla Hand & Body Lotion
Vanilla Body Butter
Soap and Soap Bag
AND AND AND AND
A pair of their gorgeous summer pyjamas to the value of R320!
Well, first of all, visit their website, take a look at their summer pjs and then in the comments below let me know which pair is your favourite! And then, for extra entries:
Easy right? All entries will be entered into a draw and the winner will be announced next on Wednesday the 3rd of September! If you can’t wait to get hold of these goodies, they will be available in store and to order online from the 1st of September – and shipping is free to anywhere in South Africa! What are you waiting for? Let’s do this! Good Luck!
*Competition open to readers residing in South Africa*