Hannon’s magic anti-ageing serum

This ageing thing is just not for sissies! Nor is it for the overly sensitive!

About 8 months ago I took a little sojourn off to the local skin clinic to see if there was anything they could do about some skin damage to my upper chest area (note to 18 year old self, sun cream is not just for the face, it should also be used on the neck and chest area when wearing vests and t-shirts! Dumbass). It was an interesting 45 minutes where apparently they not only looked at the requested area (5 minutes) but also took a long look around the rest of my face, neck and décolletage areas. And I only thought I had one major issue!

This little trip left me feeling crotchety (and not just because apparently my skin gave up trying about 4 seconds after I hit 18!), flaky and a little like I better get myself together and start putting real effort into a skin routine, otherwise I would look the same as I imagine Tutankhamen does now-days.

There’s a whole regime around this, but naturally I wasn’t looking to add another 30 minutes a day to my bathroom time, so I did what we all do. I Googled, then when the information became way too vast, I asked my mates, the young looking ones anyway!

Ingrid (my BigCityLife partner in all things fabulous) had been looking particularly rested, which was astounding considering our work schedule. Either I was the only one working 18 hour days, or Ing had been holding out on me. It turned out to be the latter.  She’d been using the Hannon Collagen Smoothing Serum for a month or so and not only had her fine lines around her eyes and mouth reduced but she was looking… hydrated and sparkly.


I’ve only been using it for a week or so, but already I am in love! The fact that it’s not only made in South Africa by people who understand the climate (so important!!!), but that it’s also made using all natural ingredients and without any testing on animals (oh and it works, making your skin appear refreshed and ‘plumper’) make this a serum I cannot do without.


I have extremely dry, sensitive skin and am allergic to absolutely everything (seriously! It’s insane), so I am very wary of trying new products, but because Hannon Collagen Smoothing Serum is developed specifically for skin over 30, it’s not crammed with anything that won’t add value to my skin, which reduces the chances of allergic reactions, while still working to make me look a little more ’fresh peach’ than ‘dried prune’.

Especially as there is no way I am going back to the scary skin clinic again!

Enter the Hannon competition on our Facebook page (like and share the post) and you could win one of your very own Hannon Collagen Smoothing Serum (we are giving away 5 to lucky winners)!


But if you can’t wait until the winners are announced, you can grab yours today from any of the salons listed below, or call: to find a supplier closest to you 011 608 4065 or email:


Hannon Bothma Glam Guru


Call: 081 498 0248 |  Email Armon&Co
Follow Armon&Co on Facebook  |  Instagram: @le_coiffeurs_ | Twitter: @Armonandco
Shop 7, Cresta Crossing, c/o Beyers Naude Drive and Pendoring Rd, Northcliff

_Established in 2015 by owner Armon Barnard. Thís one of a kind hair and beauty emporium will give you an experience you will never forget.


Green Door Skin Hair Nails
Call: 011 791 7433  |  Email Green Door Studio
Follow Green Door Skin Hair Nail On Facebook  | 
Shop 116B, Randridge Mall, John Vorster Drive,
Randpark Ridge, Randburg

Green Door  is an oasis of calm amongst the bustle of Johannesburg.  Whether you need to indulge yourself for a few hours in the full range of hair and beauty treatments, or a little lunch hour pampering, it’s perfect. Providing luxury treatments while adhering to client’s busy schedules is of key importance. Relax in the hands of our professional senior stylists and therapists and let yourself drift away from the daily grind of work.


Planet Nails Honeydew
Call: 011 795 1258 |  Email Planet Nails Honeydew
Nr 27, Honeydew Shopping Centre, Cnr Blueberry Str & Beyers Naude Drive, Honeydew



Philippa Rose-Tite
About me

Director | Wordsmith ~ Philippa worked her proverbial rear-end off to gain her MBA in 2006, while working full time, getting married, and having 2 babies. Though not regretting it, it certainly taught her how under-appreciated the art of juggling can be. After having worked in a number of sales and operational roles, she got tired of making money for other people and now only works with people and companies she loves. Her company is Purple Raindrop and they are a BigCityLife Partner on all things fabulous.


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