organic hydration

  Caudelie Paris Grape Water perfect and light for 7 step toning and patting into the skin. The mist is fine and delicate once you get your spritzing skills going (I did get myself straight in the eye several times), and disperses finely over the face. This spray like many products I use is beneficial…

herbs for radiant skin and healthy hair

If your hair and skin has lost its usual lustre and shine, chances are you’re body is not obtaining the required nutrients from your diet. Skin, being the largest body organ is always the first to show any outward signs of inner disharmony. Supplements are not a replacement for a well balanced diet, food can…

organic microdermabrasion

Organic Microdermabrasiion has to be one of my all time favourite treatments. Organic skincare and treatment menus have grown considerably throughout spas and salons the world over proving extremely popular amongst actors, models and ‘it’ girls. The majority of spas and salons retail and offer at least one range of organic skincare to clients opting for a healthier and more responsible…

safe cosmetics

The long and often intimidating list of ingredients found on the back of our cosmetics (cleansers, moisturisers, foundations) and toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, deodorants, after shave, perfume) can be overwhelming. So I thought we’d start with 5 ingredients. In trying to navigate their way through this minefield of information the majority of people choose to completely ignore the information provided and opt…

skiing, beach bumming + organic sunscreen

It’s that time of year again to hit the slopes here in the Southern Hemisphere. Organic and Natural sunscreens vary in organic percentages from 30 -70%. Make sure the brand you buy protects from both UVA / UVB rays and should be free from: Retinyl Palmitate Oxybenzone Benzophenone-3 PABA New Zealand and Australia have the highest levels…

triumph & disaster

Triumph & Disaster ~ Grooming & Skincare Tools Observation One: Triumph & Disaster’s packaging is super stylish … very ‘Dapper and Old School’. I have visions of the quintessential metrosexual David Beckham types perusing the bespoke tailors on Savile Row snapping up the complete T&D range, but it could equally appeal to the uber-manly-mans of the world. Clint Eastwood,…

dermamelan: treatment for hyper-pigmentation

Melasma sometimes called chloasma appears as a “symmetrical blotchy, brownish pigmentation on the face. The pigmentation is due to overproduction of melanin by the pigment cells, melanocytes. It can lead to considerable embarrassment and distress” – Dermatology Network New Zealand. It is commonly seen in pregnant women, with brown patches becoming apparent on the top lip, across the…

a guide to medical spa treatments

If you’re contemplating slightly more invasive and stronger treatments than you would normally have in the spa setting then you may be contemplating a trip to a medical spa. It may seem intimidating initially, not knowing if you’re willing to commit to some procedures or perhaps not fully understanding the treatment process, just be sure…