If you are looking for make up, applicators and cleansing supplies, skin care products, personal and body care products and much more, you should look for your local cosmetic factory shops.
Taking care of oneself in today’s world involves a lot of grooming, a lot of time and a lot of cosmetic products. These cosmetics products can add up to a large sum. Although you might only need a few basic products, they are generally quite expensive and as they are consumables, you will have to buy another batch when the previous one runs out. This monthly expensive can take a toll on your income. However, most people are not willing to give up the products that make them feel attractive, healthy and well groomed.
Many people use the full range of cosmetic products that are available daily. The full range of cosmetic products includes the following:
- Bath and shower care
This category includes soap, shower gel, bubble bath, bath oil, bath salts, scrubbing brush, loofa, pumice stone, razors and more.
- Facial care
This category is made up of exfoliator, cleanser, make up remover, foaming face wash, toner, moisturiser, facial SPF cream, face mask, eye cream, anti-aging and anti-wrinkle creams, tweezers and more.
- General skin care
In this category you will find, moisturiser, body butter, exfoliant, waxing tools and solutions, SPF cream and much more.
- Hand and foot care
This category includes cuticle cream, moisturiser, nail strengthener, nail varnish remover, nail varnish, manicure and pedicure tools and more.
- Make up
A list of all the components of make up would be very extensive. However, some of the basics include foundation, cover up, blush, bronzer, highlighter, eye brow pencil, eye liner, lip liner, mascara, eye shadow (comes in cream, mousse, liquid and powder), lipstick, lip gloss, lip balm and much more.
There are, of course, more categories of products under the main heading of ‘cosmetic products’. As you can see, if you were to add up the costs of all of the above products (and more), every one to three months, you would find yourself paying a small fortune for your cosmetic products. Most people seem to buy the brand name products like Yardley, MAC, Charlie, Rimmel and others. These products are very expensive. With any one of these companies, a small tube of mascara could cost up to three hundred rand. If you are buying in the region of twenty plus products, the cost would be astronomical.
A cheaper alternative
Instead of buying expensive brand name products from stores like Edgars, Woolworths and Foschini, who mark up their cosmetic products so that they will make a product, you could instead look at buying your essentials from cosmetic factory shops. There are many stores all over the country that sell cosmetic products at factory prices. You might find some well-known, expensive brands at marked down prices and you will without a doubt find the slightly cheaper brands at all time low prices. Many of these factory shops sell only their own products, but these may still work for you.
Some of the cosmetic factory stores around the country include:
- Indigo Brands Cosmetic Factory Shop
This store is situated at 16 Evans Avenue, Epping in Cape Town. They are open from Tuesday to Saturday and offer a large range of cosmetic products to the public. They sell major, well-known brands at low prices and offer fragrances as well as their other products.
- Cosmetics XS
This store is based at 11 Celie Road in Tokai, Cape Town. They sell many cosmetics ranging from lip liners to a range of different based eye shadows.
Some other names of factory stores include Geraro Manco and Signature Cosmetics in Alberton, Aloe Ferox in Albertinia, Cosmetic Marketing Discount Store in Bloemfontein, the Botanika Factory Shop in Diep River and Willow Soaps in Kya Sands.
If you cannot find a factory store in your area, you could visit a China Town close to you for affordable, imported cosmetic products.