International cosmetics brand launches in South Africa
The brainchild of acclaimed scientist MPharm Mirjana Brlečić, Nikel Cosmetics was established 14 years ago and has won many accolades since, including ‘best moisturizer’ at the 2018 Elle beauty awards.
Ms Brlečić gained valuable insight while working extensively in selling luxury skincare products, and realised that many luxury skin products seemed to be causing skin issues rather than combating these ailments. Pairing this knowledge with her scientific expertise, Brlečić established the Nikel Cosmetics line, focusing on luxurious modern textures and products that work in synchronicity with the skin.
“We realised that Nikel Cosmetics with its active plant ingredients was well suited to the needs of South Africans and their skincare requirements,” says Brlečić, making particular reference to our sunny climate. She points to Alpine Rose Stem Cell Tonic as an example of a Nikel product perfectly suited to combat the ravages of the South African sun. “The Alpine rose grows 1 800 metres above sea level and survives extreme temperature variations, UV exposure and dryness,” she explains. “It has very active compounds [stem cells] and these are the essential ingredients that help the skin regenerate and protect it against environmental factors such as UV rays and pollution. This is why products like Nikel Alpine Rose Stem Cell Tonic are the perfect preparation for the skin that gives great results when applied under sunscreen with any SPF factor.”
Brlečić recognises that South Africans “are perceptive to natural cosmetics and strive to have a healthy skin and lifestyle – a perfect fit with the ethos of Nikel Cosmetics.”
Get It Magazine (Ballito/Umhlanga) August 2018