Today we’re teaming up with two incredible beauty brands to bring you two beauty giveaways that you don’t want to miss out on. The thing we love most about Esse and Africa Organics is that they’re both perfect for tree-hugging glamazons who love to look and feel great while also being kind to the planet. The WomenStuff team has tried both brands and absolutely loves them both. Keep reading for a quick review on each brand and for details on how you can win!

Be kind to the planet and your skin with Esse:

Esse Organic Skincare produces cutting edge probiotic skincare products that are perfect for ladies who suffer from sensitive skin and reactions to chemical laden beauty products. But wait, aren’t probiotics the good stuff that helps you maintain a healthy gut? It is, but new research has also recently revealed that microbes are also fundamentally linked to skin health. Which is where Esse comes in. Your skin is a complex ecosystem and Esse has used these new findings to ensure that their products maintain a balance of microbes to slow the ageing process and leave your skin looking and feeling fabulous.

Our Editor, Crystal loves the Esse Gel Cleanser (made with Peppermint and Spearmint oils to refresh, improve micro-circulation and aid with eliminating toxins) and the Esse Clay Mask (a purifying and nourishing clay mask that leaves skin feeling super moisturised) but if you’re not sure which products will work best for you then visit the Esse South Africa website and use the handy search tool which allows you to search by skin concern.


One lucky reader stands the chance of winning a fabulous Esse hamper to the value of R1 000. To win simply like the Esse Facebook page and then email your name and contact details with the subject line; “Esse Giveaway Entry” to 

Be down-to-earth beautiful with Africa Organics:

Africa Organics


The 100% natural certified organic hair and body care range is a must-try for ladies looking for a hair and body care range that won’t break the bank or harm the planet. The range is available from Dischem stores and other health stores and is certified organic (by Ecocert) as well a vegan and cruelty free. We also love that the products are made using wild-harvested African plant ingredients with no added preservatives.

Crystal tried the natural shampoo with Baobab and loved that it left her hair feeling soft and nourished. The shampoo can be used as a 2-in-1 shampoo for normal hair or with the Baobab conditioner to treat dry and brittle hair and lock in moisture. The Boabab Clay Wash is also a must-try – it’s a clay, but it foams when you use cleanse your skin! It’s also enriched with Baobab Fruit powder which adds loads of moisture to your skin. Check out the full range here.


One lucky reader stands the chance of winning a fabulous Africa Organics hamper to the value of R240. To win simply like the Africa Organics Facebook page and then email your name and contact details with the subject line; “Africa Organics Giveaway Entry” to 

Both competitions close on Wednesday 13 May 2015 at 17:00 and are only open to South African residents. Please note only one email entry per person will be permitted. Any additional entries via email will be deleted.