Last week I received the Ingram’s new range of men and women’s bodycare products, and I was quite surprised to see “modern” products for this 80-year-old brand that I only associate with its iconic Camphor Cream, also known as “The Skin Doctor”.
Speaking of the Camphor Cream, who remembers that legendary ad from the early 80s (yes, I’ve given away my age) with the French Foreign Legion singing the “hands, knees, heels and elbows” jingle in French? It’s an ad that just made the brand stick with you if you watched it often enough (and you probably did with our one SABC channel back in the day). Also, if ever you Google search great or classic South African ads from the 80s, this one will likely always come up.
Here’s the ad, in case you’re curious or just want some nostalgia:
Anyway, I digress. Ingram’s has launched new bodycare ranges for men and women that took me my surprise in a good way, as I was expecting more camphor cream-like products, but instead discovered a broad variety of some great-smelling products.
Highlights for me are the Tissue Oil Cream if you’re not a fan of oil but still want the benefits, and the Triple Butter Lotion, which smells incredible – it has a blend of shea, jojoba and cocoa butters. All of these creams are fast absorbing, aren’t greasy, and appear to do a good moisturising job. Their starting price is around R29 for a 200ml bottle, which makes them even more of a must-have.
PS: Sometimes people think that they don’t need to moisturise in summer or even regularly… not true! Moisturising has benefits such as helping to protect against environmental damage, helping to prevent signs of ageing, and helping to control eczema and other skin conditions. It’s a must, especially after a hot bath or shower when your skin is stripped of its natural oils.