Kiss ageing goodbye

This week’s skincare range of focus is the local, Crème Classique and we’re all about their skin rejuvenation program.

When it comes to South African skincare needs, Crème Classique has been working on a solution for the last twenty years. In the late 1990’s, South Africa still did not have access to the best skincare products – at least not compared to the global standard.

Dr Hardie de Beer, a world-renowned dermatologist based in Pretoria, was focused on providing the best care to his patients.

He realised this need for top quality & cutting-edge yet affordable products to help manage certain skin conditions, everyday skin care and skin repair.

Crème Classique products were developed following intensive research and development by Dr de Beer and a team of pharmacologists in South Africa. With an array of skincare products for all skin conditions from psoriasis to acne, our favorite of the products is their rejuvenating range ‘cos this skin brand isn’t afraid of the A-word (acids).

There are four proven rejuvenating agents and Crème Classique doesn’t shy away from them.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Fruit Acids)

This group of products penetrates the top layer of the skin to help for new collagen and make the skin more elastic. To facilitate the best penetration of the skin, an acidity (pH) of 3-4 needs to be reached.  By using the Crème Classique® Soap Free Cleanser, the acidity is dropped to the desired level and the top layer of the skin becomes more penetrable.

Glycolic acid (with its very small molecule) has been clinically proven to have the best penetration of all the alpha hydroxy acids.

Beta Hydroxy Acids

Beta hydroxy acids used by itself or in conjunction with alpha hydroxy acids stimulates exfoliation, improves the appearance of the skin and strengthens the collagen.

 ASC III and Allantoin

Crème Classique® Rejuvenating and Scar Serum contains both ASC III and Allantoin. ASC III promotes the growth of youthful collagen, resulting in more elastic and youthful skin.  Allantoin is a natural chemical compound which soothes irritated skin, reduces redness and speeds up healing by stimulating new skin cell growth.

The serum can be used by persons with sensitive skin. It works well on wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, rejuvenates the skin and shrinks scars.  This serum may also be used post-surgically on wounds to promote healing.

Matrixyl® Polypeptides

Matrixyl® has been scientifically proven to increase collagen levels and visibly reduce wrinkles. Crème Classique® Advanced Anti-Ageing not only contains one bit all 3 Matrixyl® peptides which is the most revolutionary and ground-breaking product in anti-ageing and skincare today.

By activating the skin’s natural production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic Acid, Crème Classique® Advanced Anti-Ageing Cell Repair Serum reduces wrinkles and other signs of ageing such as sagging skin, uneven skin tone and dark spots.

If you’re looking for a total skin renewal, we recommend Crème Classique’s rejuvenation pack which contains their soap free cleanser, their Beta Hydroxy Gel for acne and exfoliation, a day/night moisturizer, rejuvenating scar serum and of course what’s a South African skincare range without SPF 40 for the harsh African rays?  This whole skincare pack costs R1050 and can be ordered online at