Polaar launches at the Two Oceans Aquarium

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Today I popped into theTwo Oceans Aquarium to attend the launch of an interesting new skincare brand called Polaar. Look at the great view we got to sit next to during the talk…


Created by Daniel Kurbiel, a second generation polar explorer, Polaar makes use of several unusual plants that are found in extremely cold parts of the world – think Syberia and Antarctica. After becoming fascinated with these plants and their ability to survive the most extreme weather conditions, Daniel investigated their properties and found that most of them are riddled with great antioxidants and would make for a great skincare range, namely Polaar.

dan and i
Me and Daniel rocking Polaar scarves and caps.

I got to play with some of the Polaar goodies and liked the line’s simple packaging; light, non-greasy formulas and fresh, clean-smelling scents. We’ll be getting a couple of items later on this week and I look forward to putting them to the test for a later review.

Polaar icy magic
Polaar Icy Magic instant eye contour multi-energiser roll-on

Once the presentation was over, we got to take a quick squizz around the aquarium before heading back to the office.

I’m particularly proud of my jelly fish and penguin snaps:

jelly fish
This is totally my new screensaver…
That David Attenborough dude has nothing on me…

Ooh! And see this giant padda?

robot frog
Ribbet, ek se…

I got quite excited and into it while snapping he’s piccie ‘cos, well, he’s huge and awesome-looking… so you can only imagine how much of a skrik I got when it started WAVING at me! Turns out it was a bloody robot… (Yes, I’m that much of a toffolux…)

Currently, Polaar is stocked at selected Foschini stores. 

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Leigh van den Berg is a freelance beauty writer and avid blogger (LipGlossIsMyLife.com). She's addicted to all things glossy and glam and currently has eight MAC lipglosses rolling around in her handbag.

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  1. me

    That jelly fish photo is really something!

    6 years ago •

  1. Nuuh

    Looks like it was a really cool launch

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    I’ve seen this at Foschini and have always wondered about them. Now I know!

    7 years ago •

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