Brand Review : Twelve Beauty

issue three : fear thy neighbour

Whenever we want to combat our enemies, first and foremost we must start by understanding them rather than exaggerating their motives.
— Criss Jami, Killosophy

If you follow any of my work as a makeup artist, you will know that I am a huge advocate of the brand, Twelve Beauty. I am literally obsessed with their Hyaruloil Lip Treatment, which I have been very vocal about on many different occasions. There are a number of key reasons for this, namely; the product quality, the unparalleled knowledge of the man behind the brand - Dr Pedro Catala - the ingredient list, product efficacy and in this issue's instance, the products unbiased nature.


Dr Pedro Catala

Founder and formulator of TWELVE Beauty.


Unbiased skincare

While there are many wonderful untainted skin care brands on the market that I know, love and promote, what sets TWELVE Beauty apart is that it doesn't pigeonhole its customers. What I mean by this is, the products aren't perfumed with a gender in mind, the packaging doesn't dictate a specific kind of customer and the product range itself has been developed to account for every skin type. They have one of everything. One cleanser, one moisturiser, one night cream, one eye cream, one body balm, one toner and one mask - that works across every skin type, skin tone and whichever gender you identify with. The only exception is their serums, of which there are three; each addressing different results.


The science

Catala provides a unique offering in that he is qualified in all three areas required for producing an effective skincare brand. A pharmacist, botanist and cosmetologist. He formulates all his products himself (usually an external cosmetologist will do this) with an innate understanding of the human body, skin functionality and the botanical ingredients that fill his products.


Product Roundup

Below are the 5 products I cannot live without in my personal and/or professional beauty regime. The reason for this is that if I need to only take 5 skincare items to address any onset requirement, these five products are really all I need to get the job done, irrespective of who my client or model/s might be that day.



In action

Here are a just a couple of images from my professional portfolio of the Hyaluroil Lip Treatment in action:

Maria Rai by Natasja Fourie

Maria Rai by Natasja Fourie

Little Princes for Hunger Magazine

Little Princes for Hunger Magazine