Vacation Essentials – Ridge Times


First of all… always… is the disinfectant. You can turn off your laptop, but you can’t do without all of the safety precautions we take as standard. We are big fans of this Inoar hand sanitizer gel. This is a first of its kind with argan oil, it contains 70 percent alcohol and eliminates 99.9 percent of bacteria. The bonus is that it has a pleasant scent, hydrates while protecting, is completely vegan and cruelty-free, non-sticky, and gentle on the hands. Plus, the packaging is attractive – so you can put it on the bathroom, kitchen counter, and on the table next to the front door, and it’s in a huge 500ml bottle for that you do not miss it. R150 from (where, by the way, you will find a selection of great Inoar hair products, so buy them at the same time!).

What’s one of the first things we pack? Solar cream. For the whole family, yes, but we are particularly picky about the sun protection of our little ones. We use the Heliocare 360 ​​° Pediatrics range, which meets the highest photoprotection standards. It protects against all four types of radiation (UVB, UVA, Visible and Infrared), helps neutralize and repair damage caused by the sun. The range includes products tested under pediatric, dermatological and ophthalmological control, including a Mineral Pediatrics SPF 50+ specially designed for babies and children with sensitive and / or atopic skin (R340), an Atopic Spray Lotion SPF 50 – a hypoallergenic formula designed to protect babies and children even with intolerant skin with atopic tendency. Perfectly suited for application to the body and can be used by all skin types (R770), and a pediatric lotion SPF 50 – a lightweight sunscreen for the face and body specially developed for the needs of delicate and sensitive skin babies and children (R600). All available at (where you will also find exceptional sun products for adults).

Let’s talk about mistletoe. To like. Hanging from the doorframe and trying to time it for you to walk underneath along with the guy you like. So… fresh breath. And big white smile for the selfie afterwards. Pack your White Glo toothpaste. And it’s not just any toothpaste. No. Not if it’s the advanced activated charcoal and baking soda toothpaste. With regular daily brushing, this toothpaste will whiten the yellow discoloration of your tooth enamel and protect against cavities and cavities, while keeping your mouth healthy and breath fresh. So gui ready, then! Approx R79.99 at Clicks, Dis-Chem Pharmacies, Checkers, Pick ‘n Pay and online at

Let’s be realistic. There are going to be mishaps. A bee sting. A splinter. A small burn caused by taking the turkey out of the hot oven. So be sure to add a tube of Melcura to your vacation kit. It has been used for burns in hospitals for years so you know it’s good and it’s really a crucial part in your arsenal for fast and complete wound healing when an accident or sore occurs. breaks out (and doesn’t always happen after the doctor’s hours on Christmas Eve!).

Melcura HoneyGel – the flagship product – contains medical grade Fynbos honey and vitamins C and E, helps stop the growth of bacteria and can be used on cuts, abrasions, first and second degree burns, post-operative bites and wounds. You can use it on the wound, or on a bandage, and you will find it for R99 and R125 in pharmacies.


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