Three Generations, Three Thumbs-up

Why you can’t go wrong with the new Rosehip and Rosemary Night Cream, no matter your age 

Roses are red;
Violets are blue;
Use this cream before bed;
For a whole new you.

The next time your boyfriend or husband surprises you with a bunch of red roses, thank him, put it in a vase, and then ask him if he could rather give you a big bunch of rosehips when he feels romantic again.


Because firstly, he is still technically giving you flowers. Rosehips are the accessory fruits of rose plants that form after the pollination of roses. This pretty fruit comes in a variety of colours: red, orange, dark purple and even black.

Secondly, and most importantly, rosehip has various powerful skincare benefits (which is of course why Hey Gorgeous developed this luxurious night cream).

‘Blooming’ good for your skin

Rosehip is unfortunately not a commonly-known fruit, and its amazing properties are even lesser known. This fruit has been clinically-proven to relieve the symptoms of osteoarthritis, can improve joint mobility by up to 82% according to the Journal of Rheumatology, reduce swelling and inflammation, and boost your energy levels and natural immunity.

When it comes to your skin, rosehip can be your best friend, especially if you have passed the 40-year mark. Rosehip is very rich in vitamin C and has a high absorption rate. This combination makes it a wonderful and effective skincare ingredient for gorgeous ladies that need deep hydration. In fact, its vitamin C content is so high, rosehips served as a replacement for oranges in World War II and a “National Rosehips Syrup” was produced by the Ministry of Health as a nutritional aid.

Apart from vitamin C, it also delivers vitamin D, vitamin E, essential fatty acids and other key nutrients to the skin. Rosehip fruit also contains potent antioxidants that protect your cells.

A bonus benefit is that it facilitates restful sleep, which makes it a perfect ingredient for a Hey Gorgeous night cream. Due to its penetrating properties, it is best to use a rosehip-based cream at night because the skin’s ability to absorb active ingredients also peaks at night, making it a win-win combination for your skin’s cell renewal.

Why three women (and their skin) loved it

  • 20 – 30: Melinda, 23, says that if she had to summarise this night cream in one word, it would be ‘delicate’. “When I applied the cream, I immediately noticed the fresh smell and then the comforting yet light feeling on my skin. The next morning, I actually forgot I had applied the cream because I didn’t have the usual oily feeling I have had with other brands. Later in the day, I realised that even though it was very warm and dry weather, my skin was feeling moistured and refreshed. It’s rare that you find a product that is enriching to your skin without being oily.”


Our daily lives expose us to a lot of stress and pollution every day. This night cream combats the daily wear and tear caused by pollution, makeup and UV light. Rosehip in particular combats damage caused by photo-aging (sun damage) and eases the appearance of spots, wrinkles, and discoloration. The vitamin C in rosehips helps to counteract the decrease in collagen that is also caused by the sun.


  • 30 – 40: Cherise, 34, is delighted with the results and says this cream will definitely form part of her nightly routine from now on. “Before trying the Rosehip and Rosemary Night Cream, I tended to use a day cream in the evenings, because the night cream products were simply too rich and left a greasy feel on my skin. In the mornings, I couldn’t feel or see a difference – except that it made me break out sometimes because it was so rich. This night cream is different though. It still has a luxurious texture and a rich feeling when you apply it, but it doesn’t feel heavy or greasy. The smell is also very soothing. After the first night that I applied it, I could clearly see and feel a difference. My skin was definitely softer and smoother to the touch.”


The feeling that Cherise describes is very likely due to rosehip’s ability to improve circulation and remove oxidant waste from cells and tissue. This leaves your skin feeling healthy and refreshed.


  • 40 +: For Pauline, 57, it was the way in which the cream absorbed into the skin that stood out. “The first thing I noticed was the smell when I opened the jar. It has a lovely floral smell, without being overpowering. It has a soothing effect. In the morning, I was surprised at the youthful glow my skin had – and that from one night! I received quite a few compliments from my friends that day. I am definitely a converted customer!


As the years pass by, our skin tends to lose its elasticity and firmness. Fortunately, rosehip has three amazing anti-aging properties: It boosts collagen, the vitamin C antioxidants stimulate collagen production, and its high absorption quality combined with the vitamin A, improves the skin’s moisture levels and reduces wrinkles and fine lines.

From Hey Gorgeous to So Gorgeous

To make Hey Gorgeous girls and women even more so, our product development team didn’t stop at a rosehip-based moisturiser. We added even more of Mother Nature’s miracle remedies, including shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba, calendula oil, rosemary, rose otto, and lavender essential oils.

They say that the rose is the flower of love, so if you want to fall in love with your skin again, give Hey Gorgeous’s new Rosehip and Rosemary Night Cream a try.

We promise you - it will be the soulmate your skin has always been searching for.

If you would like to know more about this product or place an order, visit or contact us on 021 705 2554. Alternatively, you can pop us a mail on

The One Beauty Gadget MUST Have In Your Beauty Arsenal

Great skin starts with great cleansing and using a Sonic Cleansing brush works with your cleanser to give you fresh, healthy radiant looking skin. 

Acne/breakout/pimples and blackheads are caused by excess oil on the skin mixing with daily grime and bacteria which leads to skin infections. By gently polishing off these culprits, you'll significantly reduce the occurrence of breakouts and blackheads..

These amazing little beauty tools are not just for oily/acne prone skin. They are suitable for all skin types (even the most sensitive). Dry, mature skins will also experience excellent results as these brushes gently polish off old, flaky skin to reveal a layer of soft, smooth and radiant skin. 

Product application after Sonic cleansing is also improved as they are now able to better penetrate the skin to work more effectively. 

Why Sonic?

Most available facial cleansing brushes oscillate or spin, sometimes pulling the skin, and are not as suitable for more sensitive skin types. Our Sonic Cleansing Brush utilises tiny sonic pulses at a rate of 8,000 strokes per minute to effectively remove impurities while the soft bristles remain gentle on the skin. Made with 150,000 extra-fine, densely packed, antibacterial bristles, it provides both deep cleansing and massage and is great for those with more sensitive skin. The pulsing action removes makeup and impurities 11x more effectively than manual cleansing without tugging or pulling unnecessarily on the skin. 

Pop over to our website on this fab product to read over 40 verified customer reviews if you still need convincing :) 




Hyaluronic Acid - The Anti-Ageing Nutrient?

Hyaluronic acid may not be the newest or trendiest ingredient out there, but it’s tried and tested and seriously good for your skin.

Don’t let the word “Acid” fool you – Hyaluronic acid won’t strip the skin at all. Quite the contrary, HA is a remarkable humectant that keeps skin plump, hydrated and youthful.

What exactly is Hyaluronic Acid?

HA occurs naturally in the human body as a polysaccharide (carbohydrate) and acts as a cushioning and lubrication agent for our joints, nerves, skin and eyes. It’s particularly important to skin appearance, because 50% of the body supply is in the skin tissues.

Today, hyaluronic acid is considered equally important, if not more important, than Collagen.


Let me put it this way, you know how a baby’s skin always looks gorgeous plump and dewy? Well that’s because babies are born with a high amount of hyaluronic acid. HA is a jelly-like substance that provides moisture, plumpness, firmness and suppleness to the skin. For a while that is (sob!).

As we age (significantly from the time we reach 40) our ability to produce hyaluronic acid declines and this can lead to dryness, lines, wrinkles and sagging. 

The primary way in which HA helps improve appearance of “chronoaged skin” (skin aged due to sun exposure) is by reducing water loss. (In fact, one reason that hormone replacement treatments sometimes cause the skin to look more youthful and less sun-damaged is because they increase the skin’s HA concentration).

Scientific studies have shown that HA improves skin hydration, stimulates production of collagen in skin, works as an antioxidant and free radical scavenger and maintains skin elasticity.

One way to use it is through hyaluronic acid fillers, which a dermatologist or plastic surgeon injects directly into sunken or wrinkled areas to plump them up.

The other way to help plump up skin is to use our fabulous Hydra Active range that includes a serum, moisture and eye cream.  Verified customer reviews report that their skin feels “dewier,” the bags under their eyes have become lighter and their skin texture is smoother after applying our products.

We use fragmented hyaluronic acid. (A form of Hyaluronic acid with a lower molecular weight and size can penetrate deeply and fill water reserves in skin.)  

Now we are not going to promise that you’ll get back that perfect dewy like baby skin, but it certainly is possible to restore the skin’s hyaluronic acid content to give your grown up skin a younger, fresher and more youthful appearance.

To see more please click here:


How To: Luscious Lips

Eyes may be the windows to the soul but luscious lips will make them hang onto your every word.
You may not give your chapped lippies a second thought but they are a sign of dehydration and sometimes, merely slathering on your favourite lip balm just doesn’t do the trick.

Here’s what you need to do to get your lips gorgeous again:

1. Must…. Have…. Water

We seriously underestimate the value and power of water. This is pretty irresponsible considering that 75% of our bodies consist of water! Dehydration doesn’t only mean that you’re thirsty, it also means that the cells in your body and especially your skin are not as plump as they should be. This is usually the first and main culprit of dull and old looking skin as well as cracked and dry lips. Make sure you get your 2 litres a day and you should be well on your way to luscious lips!

2. Scrubba-Dubba-Doooo

Just like the skin on the rest of your body, the skin on your lips can do with a good scrub down on a regular basis. Why? Well, the skin is always trying to be “new”. As old skin cells die, new ones are being formed and as the old ones fall off, the new ones surface. So get rid of the old skin cells and make way for the new, fresh skin cells. This is an easy and fun step. Try our lip scrub in bubble gum or candy floss. Simply scoop a small amount of scrub with your index finger and scrub your lips in circular motions. Rinse and you’re one step away from luscious lips.

3. Balm me up, Scotty!

Keep moisture locked in by using a good lip balm. Our gorgeous lip balms come in Cherry Crush and Butterscotch. Delicious, good for your lips and completely natural. Be amazed at how your chapped lips are miraculously healed! Also try using the lip balm under your favourite lipstick as it will counter the “drying out” effect that we normally experience with lipsticks.

Make your friend or loved one’s day with the gift of luscious lips. Combine a lip scrub and lip balm of your choice and we’ll make it gift ready for you in a jiffy!

To order and to stand a chance to win a lovely 30 product hamper, simply mail before the 24th of December.  The winners will be announced on Christmas Eve!




Dear Santa With Hey Gorgeous

Dear Santa,

We can almost hear the “Ho Ho Ho’s” and Christmas carols! Yep, it’s the “most wonderful time of the year” which, of course, means crowded shopping malls, queues as long as our national roads and over spending! If your Christmas spirit and excitement is replaced by feelings of anxiety and torment, fear not. You won’t have to wait in any lines this year if you decide to spoil your friends and family with Hey Gorgeous products.

Maybe you’ve browsed through our product list and found yourself changing your mind as often as the Cape Town weather. We offer something for everyone from the “bath time diva” to the “shower queen”. It’s a tough one, isn’t it?

So, to put the “hopping” into “shopping” we’ve put together a list of gift ideas for you to pick and choose from:

The Gift of Blemish Free Skin – R560

Our Banish & Repair range works miracles on problem skin, can be used by all ages and all skin types. This Christmas, give your special someone the gift of blemish free skin with our Banish & Repair gift set. It contains:

  1. Honey, Papaya & Pomegranate Facial Scrub
  2. Rose Water Toner
  3. Banish and Repair Serum
  4. Banish and Repair Moisturiser
The Gift of Radiant Skin – R580

Our Vitamin C range is excellent for the 20 something year old. The name says it all. Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant and it promotes the production of collagen… nuff said! The vitamin C gift set contains:

  1. Honey & Oatmeal Facial Scrub
  2. Pomegranate & Rooibos Toner
  3. Vitamin C Serum
  4. Vitamin C Moisturiser
The Gift of Youthful Skin – R560

This is a great gift idea for mom or your aunties – the gift of gorgeously youthful skin! Our anti-ageing range is fabulous and the results are amazing. In this kit, is everything that you will need for younger looking skin. It contains:

  1. Honey & Oatmeal Facial Scrub
  2. Rose Water Toner
  3. Happily Ever After Anti-Ageing Serum
  4. Happily Ever After Anti-Ageing Moisturiser
For The Choco-holic

As you may have noticed, we pride ourselves on our “delicious flavours” of skin care products and our chocolate inspired products have grown so big that we can now make up a lovely chocolate themed gift pack for only R350. Alternatively you can purchase them individually:

  1. Chocolate Chip Face Mask – it looks as tasty as it smells. Try not to lick it off your face – R120
  2. Chocolate Orange Body Scrub – it exfoliates and removes dead skin cells making way for new skin cells and leaving you with radiant skin – R90
  3. Chocolate Mint Body Scrub – it freshens and exfoliates your tired feet – R90
  4. Chocolate Mint Lip Gloss – because…well, just because who wouldn’t want one – R70.
Stocking Fillers

If you’re at a loss of gift ideas, these little stocking fillers will definitely spice things up and make them even jollier:

Choconut Steamy Creamy – R60

Everyone needs a shower cream. In comparison with regular body washes, our Steamy Creamy not only cleanses but also moisturises and isn’t harsh on the skin. It can be used by all different skin types and they smell amazing.

Candy Floss Lip Scrub – R60

This cheeky little scrub ensures that kissable lips are always yours. With flavours such as candy floss and Bubble gum, your teenage sister will do cartwheels when she finds this little treasure in her Christmas stocking.

Lip Balms – R45

Everyone needs to make sure their lippies are wonderfully moisturised and with our wonderful Butterscotch andCherry Crush lip balms, your loved one will beg you for more… can you say “Best boyfriend ever”?

Eastern Rose Linen & Room Spray – R65

This lovely mist smells heavenly and can be used to freshen up a cupboard and any room of your house. It also comes in Ginger Bread which is a great Christmas smell.

Cupcake Bath Bombs – R50 each

This lovely treat serves two purposes: looking good enough to eat and being great for the skin. Give your loved one the ultimate bath time treat that will not only help them relax their tired muscles but also make their skin as soft as a baby’s bottom.

So, we’ve got you covered and whether you’re looking for a gift for Granny or for your little sis, you’ll be able to find something for everyone at Hey Gorgeous. To order please send us an email with the following information: Your full name, the product(s) you’d like to order and your delivery address. We will email you an invoice and your goodies will be freshly made up and sent off to you via registered post or courier. Happy holidays!

Love HG xoxo

Written with love by Leana from Hey Gorgeous.

Go GO Goji Berry

Health and wellness experts have dubbed the crimson berry a “superfood” and in the last couple of years the Goji berry has become a huge trend in Europe and North America. The truth is that the Goji berry (also known as the Wolfberry) is no newcomer as it has been consumed in Tibet and China for many years.

In addition to its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antifungal properties they are also packed with vitamins and antioxidants and the experts claim that the only other substance richer in nutrients is bee pollen and Phytoplankton! Which is pretty impressive!

Of course, knowing what we know about our friend, the Goji Berry, we have formulated a facial mask that harnesses the amazing qualities of this super food. Aren’t we just amazing? ;]

What are antioxidants and how does it benefit me?

Antioxidants are tiny “free-radical-fighting superheroes” and they come in many different forms, Vitamin C being the most common. Free radicals are little monster molecules that can deform our cells, even destroy them. Even though our bodies are able to handle its fair share of free radicals we need antioxidants to help with the everyday fight against the harmful molecules all around us. When absorbed into the body regularly, antioxidants fight against free radical damage and can even reverse existing damage (ageing) leaving you with healthy cells and a younger looking skin!

Including a healthy dose of antioxidants in your diet (fruit, veggies and herbal teas for example) also helps to flush the body of free radicals and prevents degenerative, age-related diseases such as heart disease and cancer.

Absorbed into your body?

Many people don’t know that what they apply onto the skin gets absorbed into the body, but think about this: a hormone patch is put onto the skin and releases hormones which gets absorbed into the body through the skin. Taking this into consideration, you’ll probably think twice about what you put onto your skin from now on.

You don’t need to think twice about our amazing Goji Berry Facial Mask. It also contains Shea, Mango Butter, Green Tea, Honey, Glycerine & Essentials Oils which are all 100% natural and excellent for rejuvenating and moisturizing damaged skin. Think of it as a Goji berry skin smoothie … *slurp*.

How do I use the facial mask?

The purpose of this mask is not to go dry and flaky on your skin; it’s about soaking goodness into your skin. Apply a generous amount onto clean skin and enjoy watching your face going an orange shade over the following 15 minutes. Rinse off, pat dry and enjoy softer, more radiant skin.

Have some time on your hands?

Steam your face for 5 minutes prior to application of the mask. It will open up and clean the pores so that absorption of the goodness in the mask is maximized. Try our Botanicals Facial Steam Elixir. Add few drops in the steaming water will do wonders for the skin. Pat dry and apply the Goji Berry Facial Mask.

Now, sit back and enjoy your new skin. 

Which Range Is Best For You?

With so many products to choose from it can often be a difficult task selecting the right product for your skin type. To make it a little easier, take our simple quiz which will help identify the right skincare solution for you.

Question 1.
Describe the condition of your skin without make-up:

a. Clear (besides the occasional spot), unlined and it is important to you that you keep it that way.
b. Oily, prone to acne breakouts but feels dry at times through the day.
c. Dry, dull, lines around the eyes, forehead and mouth.

Question 2.
I would like my skin care products to provide the following:

a. Keep lines and wrinkles at bay, add moisturise and keep my skin looking youthful.
b. Control my acne, stop the oiliness and heal marks, scars and blemishes.
c. Plump up lines and wrinkles, add radiance and a youthful glow to my skin. Treat sun damage and even my skin tone.

Question 3.
What does your beauty routine currently comprise of?

a. Soap and water, moisturise and that’s about it.
b. Acne preventative treatments (prescribed or otherwise). I don’t use moisturiser because it makes my skin greasier.
c. Everything and anything I can get my hands on that promises to turn back the clock.


If you answered mostly A’s:

Our Vitamin C range is perfect for you. Chances are your skin is in good condition with just the occasional hiccough. By looking after your skin now, you’ll fight off any chance of premature ageing and keep your skin looking and feeling fabulous. The Vitamin C range consists of a serum and moisturiser that replenishes essential skin nutrients and provides continuous moisture nourishment throughout the day. Fortified with vitamins B, C, E and antioxidant omega bionutrients, these products will boost skin’s defense against dullness and roughness. Leaves skin naturally radiant, healthier and younger looking.

If you answered mostly B’s:

Our Banish & Repair range is exactly what you are looking for. Our recommendation would be to start off with theHoney and Oatmeal Facial Scrub. This polishes off all the old skin to reveal a layer of fresh skin receptive to theBanish & Repair Serum. This product is 100% natural and organic and contains oils and essential oils that feed the skin with the correct fatty acids it needs to stabilise the overproduction of sebum. (It is this mixing with bacteria on the skin that is causing the problem).

Now whilst it may seem a little counter-intuitive to use oil on an oil based skin, it is in fact exactly what you need. Most other acne treatments dry out the skin (and the acne clears up) but your skin needs the correct balance of oils to retain elasticity and look/feel healthy. You will probably noticed, that as soon as you stop using the treatment, your skin is oily again and back come the breakouts! Think about it like yo-yo dieting – if you starve yourself – sure you’ll lose the weight, but the minute you start eating, back it comes and then some.

We take a different approach. We feed the sebaceous glands with the nutrients and proteins it needs to actively function and this stabilises the overproduction long term and promotes great skin in the interim. The essential oils included in the formula are excellent at healing scars and blemishes and before you know it, your skin will be clear, glowing and healthy.

Seal all the goodness in with our Banish & Repair Moisturiser which contains a moderate SPF and you can’t go wrong.

If you answered mostly C’s:

Our Happily Ever After Anti-Ageing range is perfect for you. Our recommendation would be to start off with the Honey, Papaya and Pomegranate Facial Scrub. This polishes off old skin cells to reveal a layer of fresh, radiant skin. The Papaya enzymes in the scrub brighten the skin whilst honey, a humectant, draws moisture into the skin leaving it looking refreshed and youthful.

Follow this with our rejuvenating Happily Ever After Youth Elixir Serum to feed the skin with the correct essential fatty acids it needs to boost the production of collagen, plump up lines and wrinkles, tone and tighten by improving the skins elasticity. Seal in all the goodness with the Happily Ever After Anti-Ageing Moisturiser which feeds the skin from the epidermis into the layers of the skin leaving your skin soft, radiant and glowing.

You may wish to consider our Revitalising Eye Cream which has been formulated specifically for the delicate skin around the eye area. It plumps up skin, soothes and calms irritation, reduces puffiness and dark circles and minimises bags. And our Rosehip & Rosemary Night Cream is a MUST HAVE. This luxurious night cream include bio-active nutrients to help your skin cells replenish and renew during their most active hours, whilst you sleep.

Now remember, this is just a guideline as not all skin is the same. If you have any questions or need some info or advice, please get in touch. We’d love to help.

How To: Happy Hands

Our hands and fingernails advertise our age and health to the world. However, they often take more abuse than the rest of our bodies and receive less care. With this in mind, we’ve created our gorgeous manicure combo: Rose Petal Hand SoakRose Petal Hand Scrub and Shea & Mango Hand Mask. Three glorious products for the happiest of hands. In this How To, we show you just how to use them.
You Will Need:
  1. Two bowls of clean warm water. You could also use the bathroom basin for this.
  2. Spoons to scoop the products out of their containers. This keeps the products fresher for longer.
  3. Hey Gorgeous Rose Petal Hand SoakRose Petal Hand Scrub and Shea & Mango Hand Mask.
  4. A pair of plastic gloves, provided.
  5. Clean towels.
Our Rose Petal Hand Soak is gentle, rejuvenating and good for you. Made with only natural ingredients (like all our products) this soak will leave your hands silky smooth and gorgeous. As if you’ve never touched a dish in your life!
Begin by spooning out the soak in a bowl of warm water.
Stir to dissolve.
Soak hands for 5-10 minutes and let this floral hand soak work its magic before patting dry with a clean towel. You should already notice that your hands feel lovely :]
This gorgeous rose petal hand scrub will gently (but oh so effectively) polish off rough dry skin, ingrained dirt (for all the gardeners out there!). This scrub sloughs away dead skin cells, stimulates blood circulation just under the skin which helps warm cold hands and leave them soft and smooth for days.
Begin by wetting hands in a fresh bowl of water.
Scoop out this scrub into the palm of your hand.
Slowly and gently rub across both hands, between fingers and on your palms.
Rinse off. You might notice that your hands feel oily. Don’t worry! These oils are the good ones, and they’ll absorb into your skin in no time. Think about it as food for your skin.
Finally, pat dry with a clean towel. Your hands should already be feeling soft, smooth and smelling delicious!
This gorgeous hand mask is not an indulgence, but a must for women who knows that hands speak volumes. Apply this treatment weekly (or whenever your hands need a little TLC). It leaves hands feeling super moisturised and plumped, which reduces the look of aging hands.
For reference, we’ve used a spoon so you can see how much we used of this gorgeous hand mask. Scoop out a generous amount and apply to hands.
Rub a thick coating on both hands (don’t forget your palms).
Pop your hands into a pair of plastic gloves.  These aid the hydration process, allowing your hands to absorb all of the goodness in this mask.
Place a warm towel over your hands to seal in the moisture. Sit tight for ten mins, have a chat, watch some tv, before removing the towel and gloves. Your hands should have absorbed all of this mask, or almost all before you’re ready to rinse off.
Finally, rinse and pat dry with a clean towel. And there you have it! Super happy Hey Gorgeous hands :]