Beauty Review: KUZA Wellness Lab

I was quite excited to get my skin under some intense therapy this month as I tried the Lamelle range.

Last month I reviewed the benefits of regular facials for those beginning to look after their skin, but this time around, my mission was to find out something ‘next level’.

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The question I was asking was “can I reverse ‘permanent damage’ that has occurred on my skin?”

So off I went to KUZA Wellness Lab at Foxhill located in the hip LINC Campus, determined to explore the ‘results orientated approach’ and so, I was not expecting this to be a pleasure. Beauty knows no pain, right?

Adele Cramer is a somatologist and her 10 years of working with skin and body become evident within minutes of meeting her. We spoke through my problem areas and Adele quickly had a solution with before and after pics of her clients that have come to her with the same problems and where they are now.

I was very excited and could not wait to start. We discussed my first area to target: my skin texture and pigmentation, and for that Adele recommended a chemical peel – ‘Retistore’ from Lamelle.

The chemical peel is one of the most honest skincare treatments around. It doesn’t hide behind a fancy name.

It is what it says it is: a chemical solution that harnesses your body’s natural processes of renewal, which can largely be summed up as “discard old skin cells to make space for new ones.” In other words it causes the skin to peel so that the new skin can grow in its place.

What’s nice is that these treatments can be done in a jiffy (20 minutes tops, unless you give into the soothing foot massage Adele loves to treat her clients with!)

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The process is quite simple – the solution is applied, left for a few minutes and then removed. Then Retinol Serum is applied to enhance the effect of the Lamelle peel.

I had to leave this on my skin for 12 hours in order to speed up cell turnover – “we want results! we want results! we want results!”

My skin started to peel within two days and I was impressed with the results.

The appearance of my pores and facial scars are visibly improved and the texture of my skin is like silk.

I am wondering if I even need to apply base? I called Adele to find out how often I can have one of these treatments. She advises 4/5 peels in a row, three weeks apart for the best results.


  • 1 = light
  • 10 = extreme
  • Discomfort: 6 – the skin is sensitive the day after the treatment and slightly red.
  • Price: R800 per treatment.
  • Recommended? 10 – Especially in winter, when the skin needs a bit of a lift – simply because they have proven so very effective in rectifying damage and renewing skin.

Product of the week

Product: Serra Lipid Recovery Mask (for dry and atopic skin)

A couple of weeks ago I contacted Adele from Lamelle and asked her what she advises to give my skin some relief.

The sensation of skin dryness, namely tight, itching, slightly rough spots on my skin was driving me nuts and made me look (and feel) old.

Adele advised “When the skin barrier is badly deficient, external substances of the environment can penetrate into the skin leading to what is commonly referred to as skin sensitivity [or eczema]. More recently, studies have suggested that Atopic Dermatitis, which refers to the failure of the epidermal barrier, is in fact the primary trigger that results in dryness and overall sensitivity. If dealt with accordingly the problem of dryness and associated concerns can be eliminated.”

I was put onto the Serra range from Lamelle and soon became addicted!

I’m sure Adele meant for me to use it on my face, but in no time I was using it on the upper part of my husbands back (eczema sufferer) and on my sons legs behind his knees.

The Serra soothing mask (I feel it’s more of a cream as you don’t have to wash it off and you can use it under your normal moisturizer) is now one of my top three items in my bag (purse, lipstick, moisturizer).

After only two days of using this cream my skin was significantly smoother and more supple.

No dry patches (especially on my eye lids) and applying make-up was a breeze, not to mentioned the dewy effect it had on my face.

Fine lines plumped up too.

  • Rating: 4/5
  • Price: R430
  • Best part: Relief and anti-inflammatory effects when the skin is really dry and starting to swell
  • Recommend? Totally a ‘winter dream cream’.

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Laurette Batstone

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