In case you didn’t know, we started out in the local digital landscape as beauty bloggers with a particular passion for gorgeous, locally-made skincare (something with which we are still obsessed!). It wasn’t long before Lulu & Marula made it onto our radar with their concise range of beautiful, handmade face and bodycare products, inspired by the power of botanical and plant-derived oils to maintain the skin’s moisture barrier. None of the products contain any artificial colours, fragrances, parabens, petrochemicals, synthetics or other harmful ingredients, plus they are all endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty.
Founder Jesslynn Shepherd was the first person we approached when we decided that unique products made in collaboration with local female creators and entrepreneurs was going to be the cornerstone of our product offering. She couldn’t have been more enthusiastic or easy to work with, and within weeks she had whipped up samples of the product we dreamed up together; a once-off variant of the brand’s bestselling Balancing Cleansing Balm, which we have used and loved for years. The end result was our very own rose-tinted version, made with a blend of soothing essential oils and detoxifying pink kaolin clay. It is, quite simply, heaven in a jar!