About Us

Meet the team!

 A little bit about the founder: Dr Gael Baines has a PhD from the University of Cape Town in Medical Biochemistry. After obtaining her PhD in Breast Cancer she worked at Tygerberg Medical School (Stellenbosch University) in the Department of Medical Biochemistry for 9 years. Gael piloted studies in the fields of Tuberculosis and HIV which were funded by Glaxo Smith Kline. She was also a supervisor to numerous students and lectured several honours students. Dr Baines has several 1st author publications (in her maiden name Dr Fenhalls) and has been cited over 700 times on Google.

Gael has three children: Emma, Tarryn and Ryan.

Due to the fact that Emma could never wear makeup it inspired Gael to look for beauty products that are hypoallergenic. And Glamore Cosmetics was born!! Gael worked closely with the CTFA (Cosmetics Toiletries Fragrance Association of South Africa) to ensure that the ingredients in these imported products are acceptable to the laws governing skincare products in South Africa. Not only are both the wonderful brands hypoallergenic but cruelty free as well.  Hean Cosmetics and Oceanic Skincare  are from Poland and Gael totally loves working with them. They are always trending the latest ingredients and also believe that people are important....everyone matters!

Hean and Oceanic have become top sellers. The quality is outstanding but don't believe her....order and try it for yourself.

  • Her top philosophy in life is to always have a ‘backup’ plan no matter what and more importantly to never give up!
  • Our customers mean everything to us! If we can make them happy we will, no matter what.
  • She is passionate about making a difference - to those people who have sensitive skin - these products can change their lives (make them more confident and inspire high self esteem - invaluable qualities.
  • Gael loves speaking to people and getting to know them so  if you have any questions email her. She always replies.



  Emma Baines is 23 years old and currently at UCT studying a Bcom LLB. She is responsible for social media and promotions and competitions as well as packing for Glamore Cosmetics. Emma loves makeup and cosmetics and she firmly believes that one can never ever never ever have enough makeup and it is important to always look one’s best.

  • Emma has sensitive and hypoallergenic skin which is why Hean and AA cosmetics are perfect for her skin. Hean and AA cosmetics are free of harmful chemicals so she doesn't react badly. A huge bonus is that both brands are cruelty free which fits in with her humane nature (hello Olly).
  • Emma's must have items include a great lipstick, matte foundation, 24 hour moisturizer, scarves and thigh high boots and she believes it is 100% true that if we look after our skin now we won’t have a problem later!