We are online cosmetics store in South Africa. We sell cruelty free, vegan friendly & hypoallergenic products.
Dr. Gael Baines – PhD in Medical Biochemistry & mother of three children. Hi I am the woman behind GlamoreCosmetics.com
After obtaining my PhD in Breast Cancer Research I worked at Tygerberg Medical School (Stellenbosch University) in the Department of Medical Biochemistry for 9 years. I piloted studies in Tuberculosis and HIV which Glaxo Smith Kline funded. I was also a supervisor to numerous students and lectured several honours students. I have several 1st author publications (in my maiden name Dr Fenhalls) and have been cited over 380 times on Google.
Having a PhD allowed me to research brands that I needed to import into South Africa. I needed brands that were cruelty free, hypoallergenic, vegan friendly and possibly hypoallergenic. This was not an easy task as there are so many cosmetic brands in the world. I also wanted them to be affordable. This became our Ethos for Glamore Cosmetics.
I needed to be an expert in the ingredients of all our products – I have the chemistry background so this was my opportunity to use it. This would give me the confidence that I need to sell these products. Having an allergic reaction – like a rash/ bumps/ break outs or something like that is painful and awful. I wanted to avoid this – and the only way is to know the ingredients. I needed to know that our products were safe for all skin types and tones – even sensitive skin. I have achieved this and when making a purchase from our store we guarantee that they are safe and there will be no side effects.
As mentioned it was also important to me for my products to be affordable. With so much competition in South Africa this is not easy. However, if you compare the prices of our products to other brands (say for example the US) we are definitely a lot cheaper. And really that’s what I wanted to accomplish when starting Glamore Cosmetics – to make our products which are of excellent quality – available to ALL South Africans.
With Covid a reality today everyone is shopping online – it really is something that has made our lives convenient. We offer a fabulous delivery service to anywhere in South Africa. And you don’t even have to leave the safety of your home. Our store offers a wide range of products – makeup and skincare. We offer skincare for all types and if you are unsure of your skin type you can read one of our posts on my blog Glam Beauty HQ. Using the correct skincare is imperative for helping you with any of your skin problems. For instance – you have blemishes/ pigmentation you need products that contain Vitamin C and preferably a serum.
This is my ‘dream store’ a place where 1) you get great and amazing service, 2) quality products 3) makeup, 4 ) skincare, 5) great delivery and 6) safe and secure payment.
A little about brands that we stock here at GlamoreCosmetics.
We import brands like the Ordinary, Miyo, Pierre Rene, Hean, Delia & AA Cosmetics that are cruelty free cosmetics brands based in Europe. These brands are known for their quality & being cruelty free products all around the globe.
My studies have clearly shown that these brands are 100% safe for any kind of skin. Should you have questions related to cruelty free, brands, products & ingredients please do not hesitate to contact me.