Ask Michael

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  1. I used to buy your products at Clicks (in and around Pretoria), I now noticed that the latter stores have discontinued the sale of your products. Where else in Pretoria can I obtain your products? My favourate product is the pre shave oil.

    • Dear Abner

      I understand your frustration at not being able to source MGP recently – especially when you’re hooked on the products [a shave just isn’t a shave without MGP Pre-shave Oil!] The good news is that MGP is now available in 28 Edgars stores countrywide. The two Edgars stockists in Pretoria are Centurion & Mall @ Reds. A full list of stockists is on our website under ‘Retailers‘. We have a wonderful pre-Christmas promotion at Edgars from 22 October-while stocks last: A Drawstring bag containing a Shave Gel & After-shave Moisturiser plus a FREE FACE WASH for only R144.95 – check it out under ‘Promos‘ on our website. Each Edgars stockist is also running an in-store competition to win a MGP Hamper valued at R600. You only need to buy 2 products to qualify. Good luck and thank you for your enquiry. Michael

    • Dear Anton

      I know I did respond to your query, but it somehow did not appear on our web page. Just to re-iterate, Edgars, Cresta is a MichaelGamePlan stockist and you will be able to get all your MGP skincare products there. We have a wonderful pre-Christmas promotion at Edgars from 22 October-while stocks last: A Drawstring bag containing a Shave Gel & After-shave Moisturiser plus a FREE FACE WASH for only R144.95 – check it out under ‘Promos‘ on our website. Each Edgars stockist is also running an in-store competition to win a MGP Hamper valued at R600. You only need to buy 2 products to qualify. Good luck and thank you for your enquiry. Michael

  2. My husband loves your products.
    Where can I purchase them in Durban?
    Edgars Pavilion is phasing it out and doesnt have the deluxe moisturiser!
    Clicks and Dischem stores dont stock it anymore.

    Please help!

    • Hi Vanessa,

      You can order them online from this site. Click ‘Buy Online’ at the top of the page.

      Kind Regards

  3. Hi,i have recommended your product to my husband,today he went to Edgars in vaal mall and they told him is discontinued,clicks they donot have.where can i get your product around vaal or near vall
    Thank you

    • Dear Mahlodi
      Your husband is quite correct. Edgars, as a group, has decided not to continue stocking the range and to rather stick with the international brands. There are currently no other stockists in the Vaal area, but you welcome to place your orders online. The process is uncomplicated & you will be advised of the parcel tracking number via e-mail as soon as your order has been dispatched. Many people are using our ‘online’ shopping facility and are happy with the service. We thank you for your enquiry and look forward to your online order.

  4. Love your products, but I am back in Canada. Trying to use the online store, but there is no submit button after completing the online form:( Is it my browser? On my last tube…

  5. Good Day Sir

    Trust to find you well

    I am in my early 30’s and have a problem with oily skin; especially in Summer. Does your company stock a product- products to help combat this? I am based in Ladysmith; KZN.

    Your kind assistance would be appreciated

    Thank You
    Kind Regards
    C. Meyer

    • Hi Chriso

      Many thanks for your enquiry. Our michaelgameplan range has been clinically formulated to suit and adapt to all skin types, including sensitive skin. All the products in our range contain botanical extracts & Tea Tree Oil which besides being a natural disinfectant, helps reduce excessive oiliness. We do advocate a proper and regular skincare regime to regulate the moisture balance of the skin, while treating and protecting it as well. You do not mention if you are using any particular products at present, but I am going to give my recommendations of what basic products in our range to use, as together they will give you optimum benefits:

      1. FACE WASH – Keep in shower and use morning and eve. It is soap-free & low-foaming, so won’t burn your eyes or pull your skin
      2. FACE SCRUB – A must for oily skin. The exfoliant is ground walnut shells & it is effective in removing dead skin cells and ingrained bacteria which will assist in regulating your skin. Use once or twice a week only
      3. FACE TONER – Also a must for oily skin as it tightens the pores & heals after washing &/or shaving as well as physically removing excess oil from the skin 4. DE-LUXE ANYTIME MOISTURISER – I recommend this for NIGHT use, as it has anti-ageing properties 5. AFTER-SHAVE MOISTURISER SPF15 – A perfect DAY moisturiser & healing after-shave balm with SPF
      ADDITIONAL SHAVING PRODUCTS: [also recommended to be used in conjunction with the above products]
      1. PRE-SHAVE OIL – Wonderful base product in preparation for shaving, giving a luxurious shave
      2. Low-Foaming SHAVING GEL – With lubricating properties it also contains Aloe Vera which is a natural anti-inflammatory

      If you are using any other products, you may phase michaelgameplan in as they finish. My recommendation is to get the Toner, Scrub & one of the Moisturisers for starters. We do have a Face Starter Pack & Shave Starter Pack which both contain handy ‘trial/travel-sizes’ of a selection of the items mentioned above which is ideal for trial purposes. Check them out on the website in the respective drop-down menu bars and feel free to place your on-line order once you have decided on your purchase. You have nothing to lose – if our products do not deliver, you may return the unused portion for a refund.
      All the best

  6. Hi,
    I have been looking and searching for pre-oil shave, toner, low foam shaving cream and face wash at all Edgars stores but could not find any.

    Could you kindly advise of the place to purchase one as I have been out of this material for some time now and I desperately need a pack as muy face is getting worse day by day.

    Please advise urgently..

    • Hi Barney

      Unfortunately, due re-structuring in Edgars, they are no longer stockists of the michaelgameplan brand. It is currently only available through limited independent pharmacy & men’s grooming outlets and of course through our website. We are more than happy to supply you directly and I will prepare an order and be in touch with you directly via e-mail today.

      We are sure to have you looking better in no time.



    • Hi Stewart
      Many thanks for your enquiry. The Mens Room in Fish Hoek and Diep River are retail stockists of Michaelgameplan in Cape Town. Alternately, you may place an order via our website and we will be happy to supply you direct. Please do not hesitate to contact me on should you have any problems further.



  7. Hi,
    After reading up on your products, it seems like just the solution for me. Please advise on retailers in the Gauteng region, I checked on your site but to no avail. I regularly travel between Johannesburg and Pretoria.

    Kind Regards

    • Hi Garth

      Thank you for your query and I am sure we can assist with your shaving and skincare needs. Our only national stockist is Foschini, but they currently only stock our fragrance and deodorant, so your best bet for skincare would be to buy our products online directly through our website. It is easy and delivery is fast [and free for orders over R300]. You may e-mail us on and we can assist you further with advice on what products to use. Let us have your contact details and we will take it from there.

      All the best

    • Hi Gerda

      I replied to your query on 29 December via e-mail – did you get it?

      We appear to have been having some problems with e-mails and did not receive your order, so apologies from our side. Hopefully it is all sorted now. Please re-submit your order via our website or via e-mail – I will be forwarding an order form through to you separately if you wish to do so via e-mail. Goods are send as soon as we have received payment confirmation. We use Fastway Couriers for deliveries in the larger centres in SA. It is door to door and takes 2-3 days max. Deliveries to more remote areas are done via the post office and will take a week.

      Hope that answers your queries. My number is 083-269 8775 should you wish to call at all.

      Apologies once again for the glitches.


      National Sales Manager

  8. Hello,

    I have heard a lot of good comments about your facial products and I am interested. Can you please assist of where I can buy the products in Bloemfontein?

    • Hi Tshidiso

      Apologies for the delayed reply. Our offices were closed until the 5 Jan & it appears our website also decided to take an unscheduled break too, as I only received notification of your query today!

      Unfortunately, our distributorship in the retail market is limited to a few pharmacies and specialist stockists, with none in Bloemfontein. 95% of our sales are via our website, so please feel free to place your order online. I will also send you an order form separately via e-mail should you wish to order via that route.

      Kind regards

      National Sales Manager

  9. Hi. I am interested in your Pre Shave Lotion. My question is do you have any stockist in Durban, I live in Kloof. Regards Charles

    • Hi Charles, Apologies for the delayed reply, but we were closed over the festive season and resumed this week. Unfortunately we do not have any retail stockists in Durban but are more than willing to supply you with stock ordered via our website. Our courier service will deliver to your door within 2 days of order with proof of payment. Please try out the service and do not hesitate to e-mail or call should you encounter any problems or have any further queries. Regards, Linda 083-2698775

    • Hi Zain
      You can try The Mens Room – they have a few branches in Cape Town. Alternatively buy on our website. We have an efficient courier service that will deliver within 3 days and we pick up the courier tab when your purchase is over R300.

    • Hi there Johan
      Thank you for your enquiry. The 2in1 pre-shave oil is on the online order list under the shaving category, but currently listed as ‘beard oil’. The product is undergoing a name change. If you purchase it you will still currently get the product labelled 2in1 pre-shave oil, but in future it will have a new name/label. With the re-birth of the beard, we have had a huge demand for a beard oil and the current name limits the product’s versatility. THE FORMULATION STAYS EXACTLY THE SAME, but as it is not just a shaving oil or a 2in1, but rather a multi-purpose shaving and conditioning oil for the beard, the new label and name will give it broader appeal.
      Apologies for the confusion.
      Regards, Michael

  10. Good morning

    My name is Nhlanhla Makhubo, I’m the founder and organiser for a male competition in Soweto called Mister Soweto. I would like to be directed to a person I can speak to regarding the possibilities of sponsorship for the competition which will be held next year April/May( exact date to be confirmed).

    Thanking you in advance.
    N.S Makhubo

  11. Have been using MGP A S & F M for years. Get it from Central Pharmacy, Knysna. I travel a lot and want to know whether you market the 30ml version singly or in packs? It would be very convenient for travel. If you do would appreciate some half-dozen tubes being sent to Central for me. Regards, John Magill

    Contact details:
    Tel/Fax: 044 3871306
    Cell: 072 374 6846
    PO Box 2004, Knysna 6570

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