skiing, beach bumming & organic sunscreen

Its 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,…

vitality supergreens smoothie

So many of us are fatigued or ‘running on empty’ giving little thought to the toll this takes on our bodies and in particular our digestive system. Digesting food and its nutrients requires energy from the body to break it down.  For those who are exhausted or suffering from ill-health the need to conserve or re-direct energy…

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…

mii maa mineral cosmetics

I think most everyone is aware of the intense rivalry between New Zealanders and Australians. The slagging, witty put downs and cheeky banter runs thick through our veins. So it is with a heavy heart that I say so publicly, that I am a big fan of Australian Organic Skincare and Mineral Make-up. In my opinion they are at the forefront in setting standards of quality and…