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here is no diet that will do what healthy eating does. I have had a major change in my eating recently and everything has changed, my skin is glowing, my eyes are twinkling and my energy levels are high and that is only from three months of good eating. I found a new store called Wise Cicada in Crowhurst Street Newmarket, well actually they are not new and have been there for six years but they are new to me! They have an amazing array of super healthy and nutritious foods! Things like Kombuca, Kefir fermented coconut water, bee pollen and Cacao chocolate has been added to my diet and I feel great! Check out our new Health & Wellbeing section on pages 256 to 297 to find some great food choices for your life! If you surround yourself with good food you will eat good food and your body and mind will benefit. The people around you will also benefit! Every month there is something new and exciting in the beauty industry, there are amazing advances in technology and some fantastic new anti aging treatments and of course some ridiculous beauty claims, always do your research, speak to someone that has gone before you and go through the pages of The Beauty Book! I recently went to The Face Place and had DNA testing done. Basically it’s a salvia test that is sent to Australia to be diagnosed and you can then identify the most suitable and potent skincare ingredients for your skin based on your individual DNA. This is a much more targeted way to purchase your skincare and vitamins and it is well worth finding out what DNA you have for the future of your skin. Each section of The Beauty Book showcases options to enhance yourself, whether it’s your hair colour or your skin, surgery or appearance medicine, you will find a colour strip down the side of each page to guide you through the book. Grooming is so important for today’s standards and there are so many options to choose from so make sure you read and learn and choose what is best for you. Hope you enjoy reading The Beauty Book “Be your own kind of Beautiful”

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Solgar’s Top Tips for Skin, Nails & Hair Avoid crash diets as they stress the body and may lead to dull, lifeless hair and poor skin tone Always protect your skin against sun damage Drink plenty of clean water – perhaps the most important nutrient for healthy skin

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From a Skin Therapist to a writer

The role of a qualified beauty therapist in the eighties is where it all began. With feet firmly pumping the pedals of my bicycle, I make my way across Hagley Park in the bitter winds surging through my small frame. I venture a change, to learn a technique that no one can take away from me… to feel my own wings fly. I take a chance, get a government grant and sign up a year’s study at the National School of Aesthetics and next, I’m holding an award. Clients pour through the doors of my garden salon, Chez Blanc, amongst the trees of Fendalton, Christchurch. But the nights are lonely after the children fall asleep… that’s when I write letters to American pen friends and my stories begin. I meet my American husband, Bud. He builds me a dream home and we move to Auckland. Vanessa bursts into our lives in our humming, foot stomping Apache Junction store in Newmarket. America arrives to the doorsteps of Auckland. But for me nothing seems to compare with the glory of a therapist’s healing hands. I miss it. I re-open Chez Blanc in Mission Bay, amongst the nikau pines where the Tuis sing their song to the resting faces… ageless stories verses technology. My enzyme mask preparations, treatments of unwanted facial fluff, seem adverse to the invention of the latest technology. I keep my special clients but I know it’s time to reinvent myself. I’m back on my bicycle with a new idea. Paint a Picasso and my mind goes wild… Vanessa sits back and takes in cubist Dora au Chat… the multi-million-dollar baby! She can’t believe it, why don’t I write and paint? I go back to learning once more and Bud helps me write Broken Wings about a housewife in strife from a sudden death… death on arrival… spinning into crimson crime. I get the usual rejection… it’s time to read my mother’s thirty war letters from her missing fiancé, Charles Kincaid, the part-Cherokee US Navy diver… my next inspiration. Auckland 1942, and Mattie’s studying to be a hairdresser, it’s like I’m living through her dream. Seven years of research and Bud and I complete The Rigel Affair, a gripping romance meets military thriller – based upon true events during World War 2. So what can lead from an idea… a simple bicycle ride through Hagley Park? Lynette Hedrick / www.lmhedrick.com

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Close to Heart Mythbusters


hat is the leading cause of death in New Zealand men today? If you said heart disease, you are correct. What is the leading cause of death in New Zealand women today? If you said breast cancer, unfortunately you’re wrong. In fact, Kiwi women are four times more likely to die from heart disease than breast cancer – and it is taking the lives of 48 mothers, sisters, daughters and partners every single week. So much worldwide research focuses on heart disease in males that there has been little to dispel the widespread misconceptions about the disease in women, myths that could be putting your life at risk.

MYTH: Women have the same heart attack symptoms as men

Women are different right? This is also the case with heart disease. In females the symptoms of a heart attack may be vague and not readily associated with a heart problem. A woman may experience nausea, tiredness, shortness of breath, back pain or tightness in the jaw rather than the more familiar symptom of crushing chest pain that shoots down the arm. “It can be difficult to diagnose even for health professionals and that’s why I think heart disease and heart attack is often missed in women,“ says Cardiologist Associate Professor Gerry Devlin, Medical Director of the Heart Foundation. “As a result, women seek help more slowly which may increase their risk of death due to a heart attack and long-term problems such as heart failure,” he says. Former Prime Minister Dame Jenny Shipley certainly didn’t realise she was having a heart attack when she began experiencing strong chest pain while preparing for a formal reception in 2000. In the weeks prior she had consulted a doctor regarding aches in her arms, a symptom of a heart attack in women, but was told it was tennis elbow. She didn’t feel well, but assured her husband Burton that she thought she would be fine - it was he who sensed something more sinister in her chest pains and called a doctor, who rushed her to hospital.


MYTH: Heart disease in woman is less likely to be fatal In fact more women die as a result of their first heart attack than men, probably because women tend to put their own health behind the rest of their families, are less likely to address concerns and dismiss symptoms of trouble. But failure to recognise signs of heart disease can be fatal. As partners, mothers and daughters, women are often busy caring for every other member of the family and ignoring warning signs in themselves. Sometimes women lack the confidence to ask for help when it comes to their heart health, and may even understate the severity of their symptoms when they do go to their doctor. Because women’s symptoms often go under-recognised and doctors are less likely to offer radical intervention to women, so trust your instincts.

MYTH: Heart disease is something only older men should worry about “Women of all ages should take heart disease seriously,” says Dr Devlin. “While low levels of oestrogen after menopause can have an effect on the heart, all women under the age of 55, especially those with a family history of heart disease, should make a heart check part of their health routine,” he says. Businesswoman and mother of a young family, Helen ThompsonCarter had a heart attack at 37 with no prior warning. “I went to bed on a Friday night and woke up a few hours later with textbook symptoms of a myocardial infarction,” she says. “I had central chest pain radiating up my left arm and neck, a strange feeling in my jaw, I wanted to be sick, I felt cold, sweaty and clammy,” she says. As a registered nurse, Helen knew what was happening and her husband immediately called an ambulance. When they got to the emergency room she was met with surprise - because despite her classic symptoms and a family history of heart disease, there was no reason that a woman of her age should be experiencing a coronary event. “I was fit, the right weight, I didn’t smoke and had low cholesterol,” she says. Yet she barely made it through the night. “There is a difference between heart disease and other critical illnesses,” she says. “And that’s time. With other illnesses you get time to put things in order and say goodbye. With heart disease you don’t always get that time.”

MYTH: Heart disease risk factors for women are the same as men “Although the traditional risk factors for heart disease such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure and obesity affect both sexes, other factors may play a bigger role in the development of heart disease in women,” says Dr Devlin. “Women metabolise nicotine a lot faster than men, so a cigarette will increase a woman’s risk a lot more than it will in a man,” he says. “ Diabetes, Metabolic syndrome (a combination of fat around your abdomen, high blood pressure, high blood sugar and high triglycerides) mental stress, depression and a lack of physical activity all increase the risk of heart disease significantly more in women than in men.”  Mrs Shipley is a diabetic, and both she and Thompson-Carter have a family history of heart disease – proving that you wear the genes you inherit. Both women also talk openly with their children about the genetic predisposition to heart problems and encourage them to remain vigilant about their own risk factors. Mothers are part of their kids inherited medical history, and it is important that they can also take steps to live heart healthy. “My daughters have a very clear understanding of what happened to me and are well educated in every aspect including heart health,” says Thompson-Carter. They are elite sportswomen and I truly hope and pray they have bypassed the strong familiar tendency on my side,” she says.


MYTH: Living heart healthy is easy “Once you have heart disease you have it forever, it is not just fixed and you move on,” says Dr Devlin. “If you survive, there is likely to be ongoing medication and necessary and drastic changes to your lifestyle to reduce the risk of future heart events,” he says. Factors that assist in the prevention of heart disease include eating a well-balanced diet, exercising, not smoking, regular heart screening and maintaining a healthy body weight. “Since my heart attack I have lived a full, normal and amazing life,” says Thompson-Carter. “I make the most of every day and give my very best to the world at large,” she says. “No one deserves to live with sickness unless there is no other choice.  I have a choice and I choose to live a normal healthy life.” She visits her GP every three months to have her heart numbers checked, takes prescribed medication daily, exercises as much as she can with a busy work schedule and watches what she eats. “Even if I feel absolutely shocking (and there have been days like that) I just dig in,” she says. “I want to live a full life with my family and friends so I have made living heart healthy a state of mind.” Mrs Shipley warns that it can be hard work and that women will need the support of their friends and family to make positive changes, particularly with behavioural adjustments to diet and exercise routines. These days Mrs Shipley stays well by addressing her eating, concentrating on smaller portion sizes, reading labels, consuming a lot of fresh produce and changing to a diet low in fat and salt. On the exercise front, she walks up to 6km each day, swims and cycles - but understands it can be difficult for many women to find time to exercise when they are juggling children, work and broader responsibilities. A great step towards heart health is to encourage women to make time to care for themselves, because while it does take constant effort, with heart disease you don’t always get a second chance to be too busy.

MYTH: 5 Simple Steps to love your heart 1.

Have a “heart check”. Have a regular heart health check with your GP or practice nurse.


Quit smoking. If you smoke, quitting is the single most important thing you can do to reduce your risk of heart disease


Take steps to eat more heart healthy foods. Choosing the right foods is a great way of looking after your heart


Be active everyday. Include at least 30 minutes of moderate, physical activity on most or all days of the week.


Know your numbers. Know your cholesterol ratio and blood pressure and find out how old your heart really is.



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New Zealand has the highest melanoma rate in the world and Dr Laing warns it can develop very quickly – weeks to months. “That’s why regular skin checks and mole mapping are imperative. Malignant moles can be identified early and spots which may be pre-cancerous can be monitored.” Melanoma and skin cancers have no respect for seasons. They can develop in winter or summer. “While the advent of summer often makes people more aware, skin cancers, including melanoma, are not just a ‘summer thing’ and while many are treatable, many are not. Remember, melanoma, which is aggressive and not always instantly recognizable, can be fatal.” Also importantly, there are no age boundaries. According to New Zealand Cancer Society, in 2010, among people aged 25-44 years, melanoma was the leading cancer among males, and with females aged 25-44 years it was the second most common cancer. Melanoma was also the fourth most common cancer among males under 25 years and third most common cancer among females under 25 years. In 2010, there were 324 deaths (199 male and 125 female) from melanoma. In terms of gender, men have a higher overall


incidence rate and thicker melanomas and consequently, poorer outcomes than women. “The biggest risk of having skin cancer is, quite simply, having skin.” However, there are many ways of managing risk factors, Dr Laing says. “We risk stratify – there are no guarantees but there are certain factors and it’s up to us to educate people.” “The best way to avoid these cancers, which are all too common in New Zealand and can end in tragedy, is to have a regular spot check,” says Dr Laing. “In this way mole growth can be mapped and any suspect spots, which may seem insignificant or are in hard to see places, can be detected.” Dr Laing says full skin checks can also save on unnecessary procedures as her mole mapping technology is able to record and monitor the progress of each mole. And with complicated procedures, the New Zealand Skin Health Clinic has a plastic surgeon available to assist with mole removals, reconstruction of skin and other cosmetic procedures. Dr Laing has opened a new clinic in Howick, Auckland, with a brand new purpose built theatre. She welcomes all her existing as well as new patients to her new facility. Ph: +64 09 533 4141 The Terraces, 4a/10 Wellington Street, Howick, Auckland www.nzskinhealthclinic.co.nz

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e is fellowship trained in eyelid and tear duct disorders, referred to as oculoplastics. This specialised area of ophthalmology focuses on aesthetic and functional eyelid surgery blepharoplasty, droopy eyelids, periocular skin cancer management and surgical reconstruction. The eyelids exist to protect the eye surface, so any surgeon operating on the eyelids must be able to assess the health of the eye, and predict the effect of any surgery on the eye surface. The expertise of an oculoplastic surgeon combines expertise in eyelid surgery mixed with the safety and reassurance provided by an intimate knowledge of ocular health. Brent graduated from the University of Otago in 1998 and went on to complete his advanced surgical training in ophthalmology in Auckland and Hamilton. He then specialised in oculoplastics, completing a fellowship at the eyelid, orbital and lacrimal clinic, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Australia. Brent had always wanted to train in a micro-surgical specialty like ophthalmology or plastic surgery so being an oculoplastic surgeon, combining the two in one, is a dream come true. Brent loves the fine attention to detail required in eyelid surgery techniques that achieve a natural, youthful appearance for his patients. A large part of his practice is blepharoplasty, or eyelid rejuvenation surgery. This involves removing redundant skin, and sometimes fat and muscle, from the upper and lower eyelid area to rejuvenate the eye area. Care must be taken to achieve symmetry and set the skin folds at a gender and race appropriate height. Specialising in purely the eye area, his clients can be certain of being in the best possible hands. Brent is a member of a number of international societies including the Royal Australian and New Zea land College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO), the Australian and New Zealand Society of Oculoplastic Surgeons (ANZOPS), the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgeons (ASOPRS). Brent is available for consultations in Remuera, Botany and Papatoetoe and operates at Oasis Surgical. Auckland Eye is an affiliated provider to Southern Cross Health Society and is accredited by the DAA group for quality of patient care.

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r Adams is delighted to be involved with the progressive team at the Da Vinci Clinic and enjoys the lifestyle on offer in the region. He brings significant experience to the clinic and it is exciting for the Tauranga region to have such a skilled Plastic Surgeon available and gives options to those considering plastic or reconstructive surgery. The Da Vinci Clinic offers a complete range of surgical and skin health services through their two Plastic Surgeons, two Dermatologists and skilled appearance medicine and support team. Having completed his full Plastic and Reconstructive surgery training in New Zealand, Mr Adams was awarded FRACS (Plastics) from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. In 2012 he was the Advanced Aesthetic Fellowship recipient from the Australasian Society for Aesthetic Surgery and spent time learning all aspects of aesthetic surgery including rhinoplasty, facelift and blepharoplasty from experienced mentors. Mr Adams gained extensive experience in one of Australia’s busiest elective surgical hospitals, the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane. Mr Adams performs a range of cosmetic surgery procedures including facelifts, brow, neck and eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty), ear pinning (otoplasty), genioplasty, facial contouring and fat injection. He is also skilled in breast surgery breast enlargement (augmentation), breast lift, breast reduction and breast reconstruction – and body contouring procedures, including arm lift (brachyplasty), tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), thigh lifts, liposuction and liposculpture. He works extensively with reconstructive procedures for skin cancer including melanoma. A particular area of interest for Mr Adams is rhinoplasty or re-shaping the nose. This can be both aesthetic and functional. An asymmetric or prominent nose may be balanced and refined. An injured nose may be straightened and breathing improved. When a large or obvious deformity is present, good improvements are possible in most cases. There is no perfect nose or face, but harmony between the nose and face is achieved by balancing what is desired and what is possible to achieve through surgery. A shared understanding between patient and surgeon is essential for successful rhinoplasty surgery and in fact any surgery. Mr Adams is known for his warm, respectful manner which immediately puts patients at ease.

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Dr and DrMartin MartinReesCosmetic Rees Reconstructive Surgeon.Plastic Cosmetic and Plastic Reconstructive MB CHB FRACS Surgeon. MB CHB FRACS Martin Rees is a Cosmetic and Martin Rees is a Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon who Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon has been in private practice sincewho has been in private practice since 1988, founding the Auckland Plastic Surgical Centre in 1996. His areas of 1988, founding the Auckland Plastic expertise encompass cosmetic facial, Surgical Centre in 1996. His areas of abdominal and breast surgeries, expertise encompass cosmetic facial, liposculpture, skin cancer, cleft lip abdominal and breast surgeries, and palate, cranio maxillo facial, liposculpture,and skinhand cancer, cleft lip microvascular surgery. and+64 palate, cranio Ph: 9 522 0652maxillo facial, www.plastic-surgery.co.nz microvascular and hand surgery.

Dr Greg Greg Taylor Taylor Dr Plastic and Plastic and Reconstructive ReconstructiveSurgeon Surgeon FRACS MB ChB FRACS MB ChB Dr Taylor has over 20 years Plastic Dr Taylor has over 20 years Plastic Surgical experience in New Zealand Surgical experience New Zealand as a Specialist PlasticinSurgeon and has as a Specialist Surgeon andprac20,000 patientsPlastic registered in the tice.20,000 His practice is largely cosmetic has patients registered in surgery but he is practice also experienced the practice. His is largely in reconstructive surgery, surgery cosmetic surgery but hehand is also and the management of melanoma experienced in reconstructive surgery, and non-melanoma skin cancers. He is hand surgery the management recognised asand a pioneer of laser skinof melanoma and non-melanoma skin surgery in New Zealand. Ph: +64 9He520 5079 cancers. is recognised as a pioneer www.drgregtaylor.co.nz of laser skin surgery in New Zealand. Ph: +64 9 520 5079 www.drgregtaylor.co.nz

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Dr Tristan de ChalainPlastic and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Reconstructive Surgeon MSC. MB MSC. MB CHB. CHB.FCSSA. FCSSA.FRCSC. FRCSC.FRACS Tristan Blandin de Chalain is a Plastic FRACS Tristan Blandin de Chalain is awho Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon has and Surgeon beenReconstructive in private practice sincewho 1997. As has been insenior private practice since a previous consultant surgeon 1997. As a previous senior consultant at Middlemore Hospital and visiting surgeon at Middlemore Hospital and specialist at Starship Children’s, visiting specialist at Starship Children’s, National Women’s and Auckland Public Public hospitals, hospitals, Tristan Tristanparticularly particularly specialises specialises in in facial facial restoration, restoration,body body contouring, complex reconstructions contouring, complex reconstructions and paediatric plastic surgery. and paediatric plastic surgery. He He also offers a comprehensive range also offersand a comprehensive of breast hand surgeries.range of breast hand0652 surgeries. Ph: +64and 9 522 www.plastic-surgery.co.nz Ph: +64 9 522 0652

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Dr Julian Meredith Simcock Dr Lofts In 1997 and Julian Lofts became one of Plastic Reconstructive surgeon the first surgeon’s in New Zealand to MBChB, MRCS, FRACS (Plas) introduce the technique of ultrasonic Meredith Simcock will provide you liposuction. This year he’s added with a friendly and honest opinion further refinements with the technique during your consultation. She will of liposelection by Vaser™. Julian respect your and work regularly goesindividuality to advanced training courses in America, with youand in aseminars caring and sensitive Australia and Europe to learnsurgical the manner to develop a unique latest techniques of for breast plan, designed just you.surgery, Meredith body contouring and aesthetic facial will take time to address all questions surgery and also presents and reviews throughout theinprocess to optimize developments breast enlargement, your journey and provide you with a lifting and reconstruction. Ph + 64 recovery 09 520 3906 smooth and excellent result. www.plasticsurgeon.co.nz Ph: +64 9 215 8459 www.drmeredithsimcock.co.nz


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Mr Mr Adam Adam Bialostocki Bialostocki Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon. MBChB, MBChB,FRACS FRACS Surgeon. As aa Specialist Specialist Plastic PlasticSurgeon, Surgeon, As with a full Fellowship in Plastic & with a full Fellowship in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery from the Royal Reconstructive Surgery the Royal Australasian College offrom Surgeons Australasian of Surgeons (FRACS), Mr College Bialostocki provides a (FRACS), Mr Bialostocki a and comprehensive range ofprovides cosmetic reconstructive plastic surgery. He and is comprehensive range of cosmetic New Zealand-trained & experienced reconstructive plastic surgery. He is New in the safest, & latest techniques availZealand-trained & experienced in the able. With a special interest in breast safest, latest techniques available. surgery,&Mr Bialostocki uses state of With a special interestimaging in breasttosurgery, the art 3D computer assist Mr Bialostocki uses state of the art 3D patients in visualising themselves, post-surgery. computer imaging to assist patients in Ph: +64 7 themselves, 578 5350 post-surgery. visualising www.davinciclinic.co.nz Ph: +64 7 578 5350 www.davinciclinic.co.nz

Dr Brandon Cosmetic & Hitchock Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon MBChB FRACS (Plastics) Otolaryngologist and Facial Plastic New Zealand trained Specialist Plastic Surgeon. MBChB FRACS Surgeon, Mr Brandon Adams, divides Brandon gained his undergradate his time between his private practice, degree the University of Cape Town, and as at a consultant Plastic & Reconcompleting his MBChB in 1985. DHB Gaining structive surgeon at Waikato and a visiting Plastic Surgeon at of Tauranga his Otolaryngology Fellowship the Royal Hospital. In 2012, he was awarded the Australasian College of Surgeons in 1998. ASAPS Advanced Aesthetic Fellowship He undertook a fellowship year in Glasgow and undertook a six-month fellowship with extensiveSurgery training at in functional and in Cosmetic the prestigious cosmetic surgery. He is aofconsultant New Zealand Institute Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery. During his where fellowOtolaryngologist at the BOPDHB ship, gained invaluable knowledge he hashe been practicing since 1999 and in about all aspects of cosmetic surgery. private practice since 2000. Mr Adams’ believes that surgery is a Ph: +64 7 571 6762 patient and doctor. partnership between www.brandonhitchcock.co.nz Ph: +64 7 5785350

Dr DrAmy AmyStanway Stanway Dermatologist DermatologistMBChB MBChBFRACP FRACP Dr cancer checks, DrStanway Stanwayperforms performsskin skin cancer checks, skin cancerand surgery and speskin cancer surgery specialises in cialises indermatology paediatric dermatology and paediatric and acne in patients in patients of all age, ensuring ofacne all age, ensuring her patients enjoy the her patients enjoy the benefits of benefits of the latest treatments the latest treatments available.available. She She graduated from OtagoMedical MedicalSchool School graduated from Otago inin1997 went onon to complete herher four 1997and and went to complete fourpost yeargraduate post graduate Dermatoloyear Dermatology training gy training at Waikato Hospital and at Waikato Hospital and Queens Medical Queens Medical Centre in the United Centre in the United Kingdom. Dr Stanway is Kingdom. Dr Stanway is a member aofmember of the Royal Australasian the Royal Australasian College College of ofPhysicians, Physicians,Royal RoyalCollege College of of Physician, Physician, Edinburgh thethe New Zealand and Edinburghand andboth both New Zealand and British Society of Dermatology. British Society of Dermatology. Ph:+64 +6477578 5785350 5350 Ph: www.davinciclinic.co.nz www.davinciclinic.co.nz

Dr Dr Ben Ben Tallon Tallon Dermatologist Dermatologist MBChB MBChBFRACP FRACP ICDP-UEMS ICDP-UEMS Ben graduated graduated from from the the Auckland Auckland Ben University School School of of Medicine Medicine and and University completed sub-specialty training in completed sub-specialty training in Dermatology in Hamilton and Dermatology in Hamilton Auckland. Following this, and he completAuckland. Following this, he completed ed fellowship training in Dermatopafellowship Dermatopathology thology in training Boston, in USA, and at the University Graz, Ben is a in Boston, of USA, andAustria. at the University fellow of the American Mohs of Graz, Austria. Ben is a fellowSociety of the and with his expertise in reading skin American Mohs Society and with his pathology, he brings a highly skilled expertise skin pathology, he approach in toreading the detection and removbrings a highly skilled approach to the al of skin cancers and melanoma. detection Ph: +64 7and 578removal 5350 of skin cancers www.davinciclinic.co.nz and melanoma. Ph: +64 7 578 5350 www.davinciclinic.co.nz

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The Dangers of Cosmetic Surgery Abroad


ew Zealanders unhappy with what they see in the mirror are now looking off-shore in an effort to save money on facelifts, breast augmentations, tummy tucks, and procedures not approved at home. Our close proximity to South East Asia means New Zealand is in prime location for a quick trip to Thailand to take advantage of cosmetic surgery vacation packages.

to return back home immediately. Inadequate post-operative care commonly leads to infections, scars and unsatisfactory results.

However, many people are unaware of the serious dangers of these cosmetic surgery schemes, marketed as beauty vacations or cosmetic tourism. New Zealand cosmetic surgeons strongly advise Kiwis to think twice before risking their health to cut costs. The internet is littered with affordable cosmetic surgery packages that claim to offer cheap and quick alternatives to pricey procedures performed by local plastic surgeons.

If something goes wrong, your doctor back home may not be able to help. Partly for legal reasons, your doctor may refuse to operate on you if you underwent an operation overseas that is not offered in your home country. Even if your doctor back home consents to correct your surgery, the additional bills will have you wishing you stayed home for surgery in the first place.

Here are a few key reasons why traveling abroad for cosmetic surgery is not worth the risk: Safety. While many overseas doctors are professionally accredited, there are also many who lack the proper qualifications required of surgeons back home. Cosmetic surgery abroad is unevenly regulated and poorly documented. Lower level of care. Depending on what country you travel to, it is likely that there will be a lower level of patient care, alongside the added difficulty of a language barrier. Should you experience a complication, it may be difficult to communicate your wishes or

Travel and surgery don’t mix. Traveling immediately after your surgery is not advisable, as the high altitudes airplanes reach can increase the risk of post-operative complications, including swelling and infections. This also increases costs as it means you will be required to stay longer in the country of your surgery.

Which brings us to our final point - It may not be as low-cost as you think. While these schemes advertise on the basis of their value for money – in actuality, the travel expenses, alongside hefty doctor bills back home if your surgery goes wrong – can actually wind up costing you more in the long run. Accredited New Zealand surgeons may seem the more expensive option in the beginning, but surgery abroad can cost you a whole lot more in the long run. The expertise, safety and standard of care guaranteed by New Zealand cosmetic surgeons well out-weigh the benefits of surgery abroad.


Surgical Price Guide Browlift A browlift procedure gives the patient a more refreshed look by decreasing the drooping and wrinkling around the forehead and eye area. The end result minimizes the signs of ageing and restores a more youthful appearance. The cost of a browlift ranges between $11,000 and 13,000. Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) Ear surgery or otoplasty reshapes or remodels large or protruding ears. By undergoing this procedure a person’s appearance can be changed dramatically as it gives the ears symmetry and positions them closer to the head. The cost of otoplasty ranges between $7,000 to $9,000. Eye Lid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Eye Lid Surgery or blepharoplasty gives the eyes a more youthful appearance. This procedure removes loose skin and drooping around the eyelids to reduce the look of tiredness and puffiness. The cost of a combined upper and lower blepharoplasty ranges between $9,000 to $12,000. Facelift (Rhytidectomy) A facelift or rhytidectomy gives the face an overall refreshed appearance by tightening and firming the skin of the face and neck. The cost of a basic lower face, facelift ranges between $17,000 to $20,000. Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) Nose Surgery or rhinoplasty is a common cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of the nose. This procedure remodels the shape of the nose and achieves a more desirable look by eliminating bumps and correcting both the frontal and profile view. This surgery is also used to improve the function of the nose so is not always for aesthetic purposes. The end result is a more symmetrical and balanced nose that complements the other facial features. The cost of a rhinoplasty ranges between $10,000 to $13,000. Breast Augmentation Breast augmentation, possibly one of the most popular surgical procedures, is sought by women who want to increase the size of the natural breast. This procedure makes the breasts larger and fuller. The cost of a breast augmentation ranges between $11,000 to $14,000.


Breast Lift (Mastopexy) The breast lift, or mastopexy procedure moves the nipples into a higher position and lifts the breasts to obtain a more firm and shapely appearance. The cost of a breast lift ranges between $12,000 to $15,000. Breast Reduction (Mammoplasty) Breast reduction surgery, or mammoplasty, reshapes and lifts the breasts by removing excess breast tissue. This procedure relieves the weight of large breasts and creates smaller, more proportioned breasts. The cost of breast reduction surgery ranges between $12,000 to $15,000. Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin around the abdomen area and tightens the muscles to achieve a smoother, flatter appearance. The cost of abdominoplasty ranges between $14,000 to $17,000. Mole and Skin Cancer Removal Mole and skin cancer removal is a procedure in which high risk moles or skin cancers are removed from the body that have developed due to high levels of sun exposure. The cost of mole removal ranges between $500 to $1,300. Liposculpture Liposculpture is used to reshape the body by removing bulges and fatty deposits that are hard to lose through diet and exercise. It is commonly performed on the thighs, hips, abdomen and buttocks. The overall result gives the body a slimmer look and creates natural rounded curves. The cost of Liposculpture ranges depending on the amount of fat removed. The average cost is around $9,000.


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Appearance Medicine appearence medicine n. Appearance Medicine or Cosmetic Medicine as its known covers all of the cosmetic medical treatments that do not involve surgery


New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE AN NZSCM DOCTOR FOR MY COSMETIC MEDICINE PROCEDURE? Doctors who are members of the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine (NZSCM) have had expert training and are fully qualified in Cosmetic Medicine. NZSCM provides the only recognised training programme in NZ for medical doctors wanting to perform treatments such as dermal fillers and botulinum toxin. The Diploma in Cosmetic Medicine is a 2 year post graduate training programme open only to doctors who have completed their training in general practice and are Fellows of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AN NZSCM QUALIFIED DOCTOR? Globally the field of cosmetic medicine is rapidly expanding as the demand for safe, effective and affordable cosmetic procedures increases. Techniques are becoming more complex requiring a greater level of skill by the practitioner. With an NZSCM qualified doctor you are assured that your practitioner is up to date and competent in the latest treatments and techniques. An NZSCM qualified doctor is trained in aesthetics, treating your face holistically to give you a balanced and natural look which is subtle and in proportion. Furthermore NZSCM members are all qualified doctors so in the unlikely event of a problem occurring they are able to handle this in an expert and competent manner. WHAT ELSE DOES THE SOCIETY DO? NZSCM is committed to public safety. There are an alarming number of injectable products becoming available, especially on-line. Many of these products are untested and dangerous. NZSCM only endorses products that have been clinically proven safe, effective and fully registered by a regulatory body such as Medsafe, TGA or FDA NZSCM also plays an active role in providing expert advice to the Medical Council and other government organisations on regulations surrounding the practice, standards and use of equipment, e.g. lasers and sun beds. HOW DO I FIND A DOCTOR WHO IS A MEMBER OF NZSCM? A list of members qualified in Cosmetic Medicine appears on the opposite page. A directory of members is also available on our website: www.nzscm.co.nz


NORTHLAND Dr Peter Chapman-Smith | Skin & Vein Clinic | www.skinandvein.co.nz | 09 438 6767 Dr Eleanor Regeling | Facedoctors Northland |www.facedoctorsnorthland.co.nz | 09 430 2201 Dr Jill Gibson AUCKLAND Dr John Barrett | Palm Clinic | www.palmclinic.co.nz | 09 522 8128 Dr Robert Beulink | www.drbeulink.co.nz | 095235560 Dr Teresa Cattin | Face Works | www.faceworks.co.nz | 0800 322 3967 Dr Ingemar Charslund | Chrysalis | www.chrysalis.co.nz | 09 424 4559 Dr Mark Denekamp | Springdale Clinic | www.springdale.co.nz | 09 273 2133 Dr Sam Dunn | Palm Clinic | www.palmclinic.co.nz | 09 522 8128 Dr Ronald Goedeke | Northshore Medicine & Wellness Centre |www.appearancemedicine.co.nz | 09 479 8802 Dr Sarah Hart | Palm Clinic | www.palmclinic.co.nz | 09 522 8128 Dr Gillian Hawkley | Clinic 42| www.clinic42.co.nz | 096384242 Dr Monirul Islam | Te Atatu Medical Centre | 098346600 Dr Tracey Lambert | tracey@talentmedicom.com | 021469070 Dr Julyan Lawry | Prescription Skin Care | wwwprescriptionskincare.co.nz | 09 529 5784 Dr Michele McVie | Clinic 42 | www.clinic42.co.nz | 096384242 Dr Mark Morunga | The Face Doctors Botany and Remuera|www.facedoctorsremuera.co.nz | 09 524 5665 Dr Paul Nola | Ponsonby Cosmetic Medical Clinic | www.pcmc.co.nz | 09 3604078. Dr Joanna Romanowska | Clinic 42 | www.clinic42.co.nz | 096384242 Dr Ellen Selkon | Clinic 42 | www.clinic42.co.nz | 096384242 Dr Catherine Stone | The Face Place | www.thefaceplace.co.nz | 09 358 5870 Dr Marcus Stone | Remmed Clinic | marcus@remmed.co.nz | 09 523 0958 Dr Lynn Theron | Clinic 42 | www.clinic42.co.nz | 096384242 Dr Garsing Wong | Sapphire Clinic | www.sapphireclinic.co.nz | 09 360 0066 BAY OF PLENTY Dr Geoff Olsen | Fraser Clinic | www.fraserclinic.co.nz | 07 5789495 TARANAKI Dr Brent Anderson | Skin Institute Taranaki | www.skininstitute.co.nz | 06 769 9280 WAIKATO Dr Kirshni Appanna | Jeunesse | www.jeunesse.co.nz | 07 853 6677 WELLINGTON Dr Shona Dalzell | Skin Institute | www.skininstitute.co.nz | 0800754637 Dr Brent Krivan | Clinic Eleven | www.cliniceleven.com | 04 298 7600 Dr Henryk Poczwa | Vein & Skin Clinic | www.veinandskin.co.nz | 04 939 1353 Dr Lorraine Smith | Vital Face & Vein | www.vitalface.co.nz | 04 384 4315 NESLON Dr David Orsbourn | Enhanceskin | www.enhanceskin.co.nz | 03 548 8216 GISBORNE Dr Anuya Deshpande | Skin Deep Clinic | www.skindeepclinic.co.nz | 06 863 2688 CANTERBURY Dr Kaye Buchan | Facial Enhancement Clinic | www.kayebuchan.co.nz | 03 327 2622 Dr Philip Frost | Face Value | www.facevalue.co.nz | 03 388 8806 Dr Heather Jefferies | Koru Clinic | www.koruskin.co.nz | 03 372 3589 Dr Brigid Lee | Skin Rejuvenation Clinic | www.skinrejuvenationclinic.co.nz | 03 351 3241 Dr Tracy Chandler | The Chandler Clinic | www.chandlerclinic.co.nz | 03 6885015 OTAGO Dr Soheila Safari | Beauty Spot Clinic | www.drsafari.com | 03 474 5058 SOUTHLAND Dr Stuart Molonge | Appmed West Coast | www.appearancemed.co.nz | 03 789 4101 Dr Hans Raetz | Skin Institute Queenstown & Queenstown Regenerative Medicine | www.skininstitute.co.nz| 03 3513241 AUSTRALIA Dr Vijay Srivastava | Adelaide | Redgum Skincancer Clinic| redgumclinic.com

New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine PO BOX 10215, Te Mai, Whangarei 0143, New Zealand | Email: nzscm@clear.net.nz | Phone: 09 4365829 | Fax: 09 4365830 | Web: www.nzscm.co.nz 65

Get Your Face to the right Place “We believe everyone has their own unique beauty, and our aim is to enhance this while softening out the negative signs of ageing.”


or The Face Place, the move to the high profile Britomart precinct in Auckland Central signaled a huge change in the cosmetic industry. Previously, cosmetic treatments at The Face Place were highly discrete and a very ‘hush hush’ sort of thing. But with treatments such as Botox and Fillers more socially acceptable, The Face Place are delighted to stand proud and send a clear message that such treatments are ‘normal’. Founder Dr Catherine Stone and her team are recognised as industry innovators. When Catherine started The Face Place in 2001 as Australasia’s first specialised Botox Clinic, she forged the way in the New Zealand public understand, accept and embrace cosmetic appearance treatments. The team of doctors, nurses and dermal therapists at The Face Place provide safe, simple and effective, medically-proven cosmetic treatments that can be done in a simple lunch hour. They seek to take you on a journey to healthy, beautiful skin. You will experience result-based treatments for the face and body, which promise to reduce your wrinkles, improve sun damage or enhance your


features – and generally help you feel great. The team are constantly researching and trialling new techniques in all avenues of cosmetic medicine, including the use of some exciting new technologies that use your body’s own natural healing process to thicken skin, soften fine lines, reduce scarring and improve the skin’s luminosity and ‘glow’. With registered nurses and advanced skin care therapists on board, The Face Place will find safe and effective solutions for all your skincare concerns. Your first appointment is an hour, which includes full education and assessment so they can create your own personal ‘menu’ of treatment options to suit your concerns and ensure you’re well educated to make informed decisions. The clinic has built a strong reputation for providing high quality treatments with beautiful natural looking results, with loyal clients who regularly fly from all around the world. 50 Custom St East Auckland Central PH +64 9 358 5860 0800 COSMED (267 633) info@thefaceplace.co.nz www.thefaceplace.co.nz

Meet your friendly team of experts “We aim to make you feel special and appreciated both inside and out” Amanda Child NZCPRN, CRNBC Senior Cosmedicine Nurse SENIOR COSMEDICINE™ NURSE Wrinkle reduction treatments Non-surgical facial restoration and enhancement Skin rejuvenation treatments Excessive sweating Dermal needling/PRP Thicker, longer, darker lashes

Lauren Harding Medical Skin Therapist and Skin Team Leader MEDICAL SKIN THERAPIST Skin consultations & analysis Vitamin infusions & medi-facials Microdermaplaning & microdermabrasion Peels & light-based skin treatments Dermal Rolling & E-Dermastamp IPL photo facial & IPL hair reduction

Teresa Kelly MEDICAL SKIN THERAPIST Skin consultations & analysis Vitamin infusions & medi-facials Microdermaplaning & microdermabrasion Peels & light-based skin treatments Dermal needling

Dr Catherine Stone MBchB Otago, FNZSCM, MACCS Founder of The Face Place COSMEDICINE™ DOCTOR Wrinkle reduction treatments Non-surgical facial restoration and enhancement Thicker, longer, darker lashes NZ trainer – dermal fillers Excessive sweating As seen on TV’s ‘10 Years Younger’ Summer Wang COSMEDICINE™ NURSE & TRANSLATOR Wrinkle reduction treatments Non-surgical facial restoration and enhancement Facial slimming Excessive sweating Dermal needling/PRP Thicker, longer, darker lashes

Irina Ginzburg MEDICAL SKIN THERAPIST Skin consultations & analysis Vitamin infusions & medi-facials Microdermaplaning & microdermabrasion Peels & light-based skin treatments Dermal Rolling & E-Dermastamp IPL photo facial & IPL hair reduction

Dr Kirshni Appanna MCChb, Dip Pediatrics (SA), FNZSCM COSMEDICINE™ DOCTOR Wrinkle reduction treatments Non-surgical facial restoration and enhancement Thicker, longer, darker lashes Excessive sweating Skin tag and mole removal


The 8 Point Lift Are you after a more youthful, yet naturally lifted look?


he Face Place might just have the treatment for you. The 8 Point Lift is a technique for restoring volume in 8 strategic areas, giving maximal lift and support using a relatively small amount of dermal fillers. With minimal discomfort or downtime, the results from this treatment are instant.




As we age, key structural areas of our face lose their volume. The 8 Point Lift is ideal for anyone who is starting to notice some skin laxity, that is, skin sagging or face ‘dropping’, looking ‘tired’ under the eye area and jowls forming along the jaw line. The 8 Point Lift targets these key areas using a hydrating dermal filler, to create a beautiful, naturally lifted, restored result.


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The 8 Point Lift was created by world famous Brazilian Plastic Surgeon Mauricio de Maio and later refined by Dr Raj Aquilla. The 8 strategic lifting points are general guidelines which are then tailored to individual needs. A consultation is first necessary to determine the best ‘total look’ for your face. With instant results which last on average 12-18 months, the 8 Point Lift takes about 30-50 minutes. This technique uses minimal amounts of filler to achieve maximum lifting effects, making it very cost effective.

What’s in your DNA? A simple DNA test can help you get beautiful skin


ake the guesswork out of your skincare regimen with SkinDNA, which uses science to identify the most suitable and potent skincare ingredients for your skin based on your individual DNA.

The highly skilled team at The Face Place in Britomart, Auckland Central, will take a small swab from the inside of your cheek and send it to a specialised laboratory in Sydney. Three weeks later they receive a personalised six-page report


examining the five key areas that are contributing to your skin’s ageing. This information is then utilized to scientifically create a personalised guide for you to help you best manage the ageing process. The clinicians at The Face Place can then prescribe you with a unique regimen, ensuring that you’re using the correct skincare ingredients targeted for your own genetic blueprints. This is done through clinic treatments and take home skincare products. Let SkinDNA uncover your skin’s potential: 1.

Firmness & Elasticity – are you genetically predisposed to premature wrinkling?


Wrinkling (A.G.E) - how susceptible are you to skin damage through a process called glycation?


Sun Damage & Pigmentation – how well are you intrinsically protected from the sun?


Free Radical Damage – are you genetically protected against free radical vulnerability?


Sensitivity & Inflammation – how well are your genes protecting you against irritation?


Meso Rejuvenation A high tech new treatment for faster, almost painless treatments


n an ever increasingly aesthetically-fascinated world, the need to look and feel your best is growing. The Face Place in Britomart Auckland’s chic Britomart precinct is renowned as New Zealand’s first medical spa. Always a leader in its field, The Face Place’s solid reputation is built from offering innovative, safe and effective beauty and cosmetic procedures. They are excited to announce that they are the first cosmetic medicine clinic in New Zealand to offer the latest high-tech new ‘007 Meso-Rejuvenation Treatment’. This James Bond like gun (hence the 007 name) delivers Platelet-Rich Plasma, PRP, using a new technology to help thicken the skin, improve skin texture and enhance your skin radiance. It’s great for ‘crepey skin’ and is also used to prevent hair loss. “We’re the first in New Zealand to offer this technology in delivering skin rejuvenators such as PRP more effectively, faster and more comfortably, into large areas such as the face, neck, chest, hands and scalp,” says The Face Place founder - Dr Catherine Stone. A specialised high-tech injector gun is used to administer treatments such as PRP over large areas with no numbing required and almost no discomfort or pain, meaning faster treatments and exceptional results. Auckland Central PH +64 9 358 5860 0800 COSMED (267 633) info@thefaceplace.co.nz www.thefaceplace.co.nz

The Face Place Med Spa in Auckland specialises in non-surgical solutions to help you look and feel more attractive, with beautiful, natural results. What we can treat Medical Treatments Frown lines Horizontal forehead lines Crows feet Under eye bulge Bunny lines Gummy smile Upper lip lines Mouth corners Chin crease Dimply chin Turkey neck Broad jaw Excessive sweating Short eye lashes Crepey skin Lip definition & volume Nasolabial folds Mouth corners Early jowls Poorly defined cheekbones Tired hollows under eyes Saggy cheeks Hollow temples Facial asymmetry

Light Therapies Sun damage Redness & tiny veins Rosacea Decolletage lines Brown spots Lax skin Unwanted hair Crepey skin Skin Therapies Brown spots Sun damage Acne Large pores Thin skin Mature skin Fine blonde facial hair Dehydrated skin Ageing skin Fine lines & wrinkles Scars

Phone 0800 COSMED For further information and online booking please visit www.thefaceplace.co.nz


“We are Hamilton’s only fully accredited NZSCM Appearance Medicine clinic where all cosmetic treatments are performed only by doctors who have had extensive training in cosmetic medicine.”


You are beautiful, so Love how you Look


stablished in 2005, Jeunesse was created out of a long standing desire to create a unique cosmetic medicine clinic in Hamilton. Their goal is to assist you to look and feel your best through the various non surgical treatments they specialise in. Founder of Jeunesse Kirshni Appanna is an experienced appearance medicine physician and is a Fellow of the New Zealand society of Cosmetic Medicine (NZSCM). With a keen aesthetic eye, Kirshni and her team at Jeunesse pride themselves of making it not just about the treatments, but the whole experience. The Beauty Book caught up with Kirshni to talk about the current trends in appearance medicine and what treatments she offers. How is the Appearance Medicine industry changing? When I started Cosmetic Medicine over 10 years ago, it was all about treating lines and wrinkles. Today, it’s more about looking at what’s physiologically happening with ageing and correcting the deficit that has been created. We tend to replenish lost volume with fillers re creating a more natural harmonised face. What are some of the current trends in Appearance Medicine? In today’s quick-fix world it’s all about minimally invasive procedures with little down time to help clients looking their best. We look at the face as a whole, starting from skin colour and texture, to the loss of volume, as well as lines and wrinkles. We then tailor an individual treatment plan to help rejuvenate the face in a natural way in order to restore harmony.

What makes Jeunesse different? We are Hamilton’s only fully accredited NZSCM Appearance Medicine clinic where all cosmetic treatments are performed only by doctors who have had extensive training in cosmetic medicine. Our doctors have over ten years of experience and I’m one of the education officers of NZSCM. What also makes us different is that we aim to focus on creating partnerships with our clients, getting to know them and working to get the best result for them. What kind of treatments does Jeunesse offer? We offer a wide variety of treatments for facial lines, gummy smiles, dimply chins, lip lines, chin creases, lip shaping, jowls, saggy cheeks, tired hollows under the eyes, down turned mouth corners, teeth grinding, broad jaws, turkey necks, sun damaged skin, pigmentation problems, unwanted hair, acne, large pores, cosmetic moles, age spots, the list goes on! Who is your usual clientele? Most of our clients are ladies between the ages of 35-55. The younger ones are looking to maintain their looks while the slightly older ones want to refresh theirs. We have seen an increase in the number of male patients and “Bro-Tox” is definitely on the up. A fair number of male businessmen even have their sweaty armpits treated! Lastly, what’s your best anti-ageing tip? The earlier you start with a good skin care regime the better! Use sunscreen everyday, rain hail or shine! Ph: +64 7 853 6677 www.jeunesse.co.nz 71


The Face Doctors


he appearance medicine field keeps evolving, and while many of the changes offer advances in technology and quality, it remains vital to find a clinic that focuses on utilising those progressions to improve care and outcomes for clients. Nothing beats transparency when it comes to finding the right people to take care of your appearance. That is why Facedoctors, a network of NZSCM accredited appearance medicine clinics, was created – to deliver the highest level of medical treatments by fully accredited and practicing doctors. Facedoctors implement strict and regulated standards of excellence, participate in annual training to ensure to keep abreast of changes in the industry and only employ the best and most reputable doctors to execute the most advanced techniques in cosmetic medicine. Treatments offered to the highest standards Facedoctors include: Botulinum Toxin Therapy (Botox™) The results can be simply amazing, and can be used to treat a wide range of concerns. At Facedoctors, we consider every person unique and will discuss your treatment options in a Total Face Consultation prior to the BOTOX® administration. Dermal Fillers (Juvederm™) Young, healthy-looking skin contains an abundance of a naturally hydrating substance called hyaluronic acid (HA). But as you age, sunlight and other factors can reduce the amount of HA in your skin, causing the loss of facial structure and volume and creating unwanted facial wrinkles and folds. Using dermal filler JUVÉDERM®

XC is a safe and effective way to replace the HA your skin has lost, bringing back its volume and smoothing away facial wrinkles and folds. Latisse™ Grow longer, thicker, darker lashes with LATISSE®, a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough lashes). Platelet Rich Plasma a.k.a The Vampire Treatment Made famous by Kim Kardashian, PRP is a natural product that uses the injection of platelets, the cells in the blood that help tissue to heal and grow new cells, into specific areas of the skin. This acts as a matrix that promotes your own collagen to grow, regenerates tissue, tightens the skin, softens wrinkles and creates smoother skin texture and tone. Dermal Roller – Collagen Induction Therapy Collagen induction therapy (CIT) utilises a dermaroller to penetrate the skin, break up old collagen strands, build connective tissue in the lower dermal layers and stimulate the production of elastin fibres from the deep layers of the dermis to the surface. The result is smoother, thicker, tighter, more even toned skin. Mole Removal and Check (with Ellman Surgitron™) Achieve the best possible outcomes in the safest and most beautiful of environments with one of the highest qualified Appearance Medicine Physicians at Facedoctors.  PH: 09 524 5665 www.facedoctorsremuera.co.nz 73

Renee’s Sunscreen Tips Learn about SPF numbers. SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, and is a measure of a sunscreen’s ability to prevent UV radiation from damaging the skin. For example, an SPF of 15 would allow you to stay in the sun 15 times longer than your skin can without protection. If you start to redden in 20 minutes without sun block, applying a product with SPF15 increases that time by a factor of 15, or 300 minutes. Remember that SPF only applies to UVB rays. UVA and UVB protection is essential. Our ozone layer absorbs some, but not all, types of Ultra Violet radiation. UVA rays play a major part in photo(light) damage and skin aging, while UVB are the chief cause of skin reddening and sunburn; both have the potential to cause skin cancers. It is vital to choose a Broad Spectrum sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB. Apply and reapply correctly. Reapply sunscreen at least every two hours – sooner if you swim or exercise because water, sweat and clothing can remove it from the skin. Ensure you apply it evenly and correctly, using your fingertips to gently pat onto the skin, making sure you don’t miss key areas like under the eyes and the neck. You will need around ¼ of a teaspoon of product for your face for adequate protection.


Find the product that is right for you. “Many clients like to use a light, spray on sunscreen because it is easy to apply - if it doesn’t give you adequate protection, it is next to useless,” says Renee. Discuss with your skin therapist what sunscreen fits your skin and lifestyle. Remember what goes on your skin goes in your body. The skin is our biggest organ and has the greatest ability for absorption, so you should be conscious of whatever you use on our body will end up inside it. Look for a sunscreen range that not only provide additional environmental protection from natural ingredients (eg caffeine and ferulic acid) but also contains no parabens, synthetic dyes, fragrances or benzophenone. Order is important. Sunscreen goes on after moisturiser and other skin treatments but before makeup. If you don’t wear any makeup, sunscreen should be the last thing you put on your skin. A touch dry product means you won’t have to wait before applying your beauty products. Do not mix sunscreen with your moisturiser or foundation because that could ruin the effectiveness of the formulation. Ideally look for a makeup range that supplements your suncare regime.

All About That Face


he Face Doctors clinic in Remuera doesn’t feel like a clinic at all: mostly because the first thing you notice when you walk in the door is the warmth. Not just of the waiting area or consulting rooms, but of the friendly greetings from the approachable Senior Aesthetician Renee Cox and Practice Manager Danielle Crighton. The ladies are glowing thanks to a morning spray tan, and Renee takes a mere 30 seconds to simply dust her face before she is ready to chat about skin. I immediately feel relaxed in her presence - and amazed that today she is wearing no makeup, just Ultraceuticals Pure Mineral Complete Correction Powder, and looks fantastic. Renee was headhunted to join the Face Doctors team due to her extensive industry experience, real person approach and 2014 Ultra Skin Expert of the Year award. She is the least fussy therapist I have ever met, but her passion for successful, results driven treatments is obvious as we talk, and her expertise is evident as we discuss the two biggest skin challenges her clients face - acne and pigmentation. Surprisingly, Renee attributes her most successful treatments to just two key words: pre-care. “A skin assessment prior to any decisions is essential for great results and we offer free consults for exactly that reason,” she says. “Together the client and I discuss what products they are currently using, their home skincare routine (like if they use a facecloth that spreads bacteria) and what has and hasn’t worked for them in the past,” she says. “Sometimes acne sufferers of all ages think that the oils in their skin are the cause of breakouts, so they try to strip it or get a script for pharmaceuticals that suck moisture from their whole body - when the answer may simply be targeted products with the right ingredients and a change in their daily skincare routine,” she says. “I am all about supplementing and then transitioning their existing routines to products and systems that are suited to their unique skin types.”

Renee was introduced to the Ultraceuticals range, designed by Australian cosmetic physician Dr Geoffrey Heber, during her on the ground training after almost a decade in the industry. “I just clicked with it, its professional grade and specially formulated, offers doctor’s-office effectiveness without the prescription or the price tag,” she says. “But most importantly provided my clients with great results you can actually see.” Likewise, when clients consult Renee to discuss pigmentation, it’s essential during pre-care to discover if they are correctly applying the right kind of sunscreen, identify the origin of pigment (including hormones, the contraceptive pill or sun damage) and see if a serum pigment blocker is required for starters. I could imagine myself coming to this place regularly, initially for the beauty staples of waxing, sourcing my beauty products, a relaxing massage perhaps; with a view to exploring IPL, facials and BOTOX®. I certainly would want my moles removed here, and feel completely at ease about discussing my skin concerns or ongoing appearance medicine needs with Renee or any of the staff, least of all because all the doctors are General Practitioners. Face Doctors is a member of the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine (NZCSM), who only endorse products that have been clinically proven to be safe, effective and fully registered by a regulatory body. In addition, NZCSM accredited physicians are duty bound to take into account the holistic nature of the client’s needs, including physical, emotional, psychological and environmental. I certainly would feel in competent, experienced and not to mention warm, hands. PH: 09 524 5665 www.facedoctorsremuera.co.nz


All About That Face


ccording to new figures, men are now just as concerned about their appearance as the fairer sex – in fact, more men than women have sought out treatments for the first time in the past 2 years than ever before.

“Men want to refresh and rejuvenate their face and bodies to reduce any tell-tale signs of aging just as much women. It is far more acceptable for men to have procedures these days, it’s a legitimate social trend demonstrating that men are realizing that looking healthy and younger requires an on-going commitment,” he says.

In the UK procedures on males have increased by 17% in the past 12 months, while across in Australia, the fastest growing market investing in appearance medicine is men - in particular male miners keen for a youthful upgrade with popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments such as BOTOX® (dubbed ‘Brotox’).

“We believe in enhancing the masculine structure of the face, improving skin tone and texture and reducing the tell-tale signs of ageing specific to male anatomy without compromising strength of the features or feminising our clients in any way,” he says. “Less is usually more with men.”

While in Britain this cultural trend is attributed to of men becoming more aware of ageing and added pressures in a competitive job market, our Aussie miner brothers are demonstrating how men no longer have to be concerned that the results of cosmetic procedures will look too feminine.

Guys will still look very much like themselves after a procedure, just younger and more rested. While Brotox remains the most popular treatment for men to treat are their angry lines, crow’s feet and foreheads, guys brave enough to try other procedures on offer are on the rise.

Any worries on that front are also quickly put to rest when you meet Dr Mark Morunga, the founder of the Essential Men’s Clinic and a practicing Accident and Medical Physician. A handsome former Rugby stalwart, Mark is reassurance embodied, and explains that doctors these days understand that male aesthetic needs are different from females.

Tired of that beer belly? Try Skin Tight RF or Body Sculpt for contouring. Sagging around the jowls, cheeks and eyes? Dermal fillers can restore volume to the face. Look like a gorilla? Our Medical Grade Lumenis One IPL machine can remove unwanted hair from your back, chest or shoulders. Recovery is quick – bruising and discomfort are common, but bandages are rare – and most people go back to the office immediately after a procedure. Or you can start with the basics – proper skincare should be considered an integral part of your bodies overall health and maintenance. “We offer medical grade skincare products containing the powerful active ingredients that meet the individual needs of your skin and visibly make a difference,” says Mark. With the stigma around these treatments falling away as fast as the wrinkles (and years) from the faces of the men taking them on, have a frank discussion with the doctors at the Essential Mens Clinic about your appearance goals and they will help ensure you are satisfied with the results – whatever you want them to be. www.essentialmensclinic.co.nz

Mark Morunga


Man Up


n New Zealand there have been specialised male hair growth clinics, weight loss and sexual health services for some time, but never an all-encompassing appearance medical clinic that addresses all of those issues alongside cosmetic desires from stress-relieving massage, tanning, skin care and waxing, through to facial restructuring and treatments. “I created the Essential Men’s Clinic to enable men to sit down, talk about and voice their concerns about their most intimate issues in a non-judgemental and unhurried environment,” says Dr Mark Morunga. Issues such as male sexual health such as low libido or sexual drive, erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation; concerns regarding the ageing process, hair-loss, excessive sweating or weight management with a plan that includes Marks’ own supplement range.

offer can be fully investigated on the Essential Men’s website, including online questionnaires about all the issues mentioned above, developed and rapidly responded to by Mark in complete confidence. Men don’t usually like to visit the doctor to address health concerns, so for those willing to take the next step Mark created a mere 20 minute Man Up consultation to get important male health indicators like blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and prostate checked.  “It is a quick, down to earth way to take responsibility for your health,” he says. Consider it a gift to yourself and your family.” www.essentialmensclinic.co.nz

Mark also realised the importance of men being able to investigate and query an issue they may be concerned about online before approaching a clinic, so all of the services on 77

The Art of Appearance Medicine Appearance Medicine doctors can help people to age slowly and gracefully and still look natural.


r Brigid Lee of The Skin Rejuvenation Clinic in Christchurch is a cosmetic physician who specializes in appearance medicine. Dr Lee has always had an interest in art and aesthetics and has found appearance medicine to be a unique area of medicine that combines both. Dr Lee feels strongly that appearance medicine should only enhance someone’s natural features and not make them look like a different person. Appearance Medicine doctors can help people to age slowly and gracefully and still look natural. aDr Lee has specialized in achieving this “natural look” for her clients using dermal fillers and botulinum toxin. Appearance medicine isn’t just about making people look younger but mainly about restoring their natural volume and curves. Dr Lee says, ” It’s important for faces to still move and have a few wrinkles as they show someone’s personality and character.” As appearance medicine has developed over the years it has evolved from chasing every line and wrinkle to a more balanced overview where the natural harmony is restored. This often involves restoring the volume to the midface and cheek area, which seem to deflate as we age. It also can involve restoring the volume loss around the mouth and lips to achieve a softer more youthful lip area.


“It’s important for faces to still move and have a few wrinkles as they show someone’s personality and character.”

80 Wairakaei Road, Bryndwr, Christchurch 8052

There are also some injectable treatments available that are designed to help with the quality of the skin. Dr Brigid Lee was the first doctor in New Zealand to do a PRP (platelet rich plasma) treatment, where a clients own blood is used to rejuvenate the skin (also known as the vampire facial). There are also dermal fillers that can be delivered into the dermis and the effect is almost like injecting moisturizer into the skin. It is also important to have healthy, luminous skin. Dr Lee works closely with Denise Prosser who is an aesthetician at the Skin Rejuvenation Clinic.

“ We offer a range of skin treatments to be able to tailor make a skin program that will suit each client and their areas of concern.�

by stimulating collagen and reducing pore size. The Skin Rejuvenation Clinic also offers a radio-frequency treatment that tightens and lifts saggy skin by heating up the dermis and causing the collagen fibres to contract. Skin stamping (dermal rollering) is where the skin has thousands of tiny holes made in it, which stimulates the healing cascade to repair the microscopic damage but which also stimulates new collagen production leaving the skin looking firmer and more youthful. Finally it is important to use a good skincare regime to continue all the benefits of the in-clinic treatments at home. The Skin Rejuvenation Clinic stocks active, doctor only ranges of skincare and like to assess each client’s skin and then recommend products specifically to address their individual requirements. www.skinrejuvenationclinic.co.nz

The Skin Rejuvenation Clinic has the new Lumenis IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) called the M22 which is very effective at removing the red broken capillaries and the brown spots, caused by sundamage, from the skin, it also affects the quality of the skin



Skin Deep Forget about over-filled lips and frozen faces, Skin Deep plays things subtle to achieve healthy balanced beauty


hen UK trained GP Dr Anuya Deshpande first opened Skin Deep Aesthetics in 2008, some people wondered if there would be much demand for a cosmetic medicine clinic in the middle of a financial recession, especially in Gisborne. But with hard work and a growing number of clients who were delighted with their results, Skin Deep got through its first year of business and has grown ever since with a vision of making cosmetic medicine acceptable, affordable and available. With close to 3000 clients, out of a regional population of 50,000, four parttime staff and four other doctors who work at Skin Deep, Anuya and her team love to help people “look themselves, but better”. Cosmetic medicine combines Anuya’s love of science, new technology, health and art. “It’s an assessment; you have to assess what causes imbalance and what will restore balance. Once that assessment’s done you can work on solutions.” Skin Deep started with a focus on Botulinum injections, dermal fillers and IPL. As clients asked for additional services Anuya trained, collaborated and sourced specialist equipment, products and services to broaden the services she and her growing team offered, which saved her clients the cost of six to 12 hours driving and accommodation.

“I absolutely love the pace of life in Gisborne – the great food and wine, the proximity to the beach, and the small friendly community. A smaller town means people know each other so patient privacy is really important. We go out of our way to avoid clients bumping into one another.” Even though it is a smaller centre there is no compromise on the quality of treatment and service. Skin Deep Clinic is affiliated with six professional bodies, including the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine, the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, the Australasian College of Phlebology and Southern Cross. The biggest advantage Anuya sees for her clients is the boost to their self esteem and confidence; “the biggest compliment I get is when people tell me we’ve changed their lives. They have confidence in us to give them safe and scientifically-proven rejuvenation treatments, as well as our medical treatments for varicose veins, spider veins, dermatological problems, skin cancers and allergies. We aim to give everyone who comes to our clinic a great results, and that’s been the key to our growth.” PH: 06 863 2688 www.skindeep-nz.com


Christchurch’s Go-to


he Koru Skin and Cosmetic Medicine Clinic is situated in the southern hills of Christchurch. Koru offers a team of highly skilled professionals, including doctors, nursing staff and beauty therapists to assist clients in looking their best. The clinic offers doctor-led skin cosmetic assessments and treatments. All injectable treatments are performed by medical staff. The Clinic is led by Dr Heather Jefferies, an experienced Cosmetic Physician. Dr Jefferies also has a special interest in the detection and management of skin cancers and has many years of experience in managing skin cancers, as well as other skin problems. She finds there is a close relationship between too much sun exposure, and the signs of ageing which clients often wish to minimise. “New Zealand sun is harsh. Many of us suffer the effects of too much sun exposure – whether it be skin cancer, or just an acceleration of the ageing process, such as early wrinkle formation, poor skin texture, or excess pigment deposition. These problems are all manageable and generally can be easily treated” says Dr Jefferies. Feeling confident in your appearance is as important to your overall wellbeing as keeping your body fit,” says Dr Jefferies. Just as sessions with a personal gym trainer can give your exercise regime a boost, wrinkle treatments and dermal fillers with the medical staff at Koru Clinic can jump-start peoples’ beauty regimes, or boost them to a new level. Treatment techniques have advanced and improved, and Dr Jefferies believes many people now simply want to look younger and more refreshed, rather than looking like they have “had work done”. In addition, the approach to Cosmetic Medicine has shifted from a single treatment which focuses on one part of your face, to one that provides an overall approach to managing your appearance. “Many people think of bad Hollywood examples when they think about Botox and facial fillers, but the specialty of Cosmetic Medicine has changed dramatically in recent years”

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An intensive New Zealand training programme for cosmetic medicine doctors, through the New Zealand Society of Cosmetic Medicine, now ensures high standards of care and treatment and care from Cosmetic Physicians. Dr Jefferies believes it is essential for patients who are considering injectable wrinkle treatments or facial fillers, that they have these performed by qualified doctors. Patients should reassure themselves that their cosmetic practitioner has undergone a high level of training, in order to ensure the best possible outcomes for themselves. “This optimises the results, as well as minimising any risks”, she says. Treatments offered today by Cosmetic Physicians have been soundly researched and have well established outcomes, so that you can be guaranteed of the effectiveness of a treatment. 31 Colombo St, Cashmere, Christchurch Ph: +64 3 372 3589 www.koruskin.co.nz

Body Sculpting Liposuction, also referred to as Liposculpture, is an effective surgical process that has become the most popular procedure for removing excess fat deposits. The Liposuction Institute can offer you an improved body shape and more natural skin contour. We achieve this through: •

Liposuction / Liposculpture procedures.

Water Jet Assisted Liposuction.

Wellness program including blood tests, nutritional, exercise and bio-identical hormonal treatments.

INTRODUCING – Lipogems Beauty in a youthful face consists of fullness, symmetry and proper proportions. As we age we experience a loss of volume in our face which leads to a tired and aged look. The Lipogems micro fat grafting procedure was developed four years ago for cosmetic and regenerative treatments. This technique takes your own fat from a donor site on the body, which then has the stem cells filtered out and is re-injected along with some of the fat into your face to restore volume. Lipogems has been used to obtain remarkable and superior aesthetic results that are completely natural because this specialised technique utilises your own cells. The end result is a softer, refreshed and healthier skin and more youthful appearance.

Visit www.liposuction-institute.co.nz OR Call 09-479 8802

Experts in Skin


Body Contouring Liposculpture This is a safe, effective and potentially permanent procedure. If you have unsightly bulges you can’t get rid of with dieting and exercise, Liposculpture offers you an instant solution. New advances in technology have made this technique easier and less expensive. Founder of the SkinCentre Dr Paul Salmon introduced this procedure to New Zealand and after 20 years experience, Dr Salmon is our most experienced practitioner with a safety record second to none. osmetic treatments offer you the opportunity to give yourself a lift, to treat yourself by caring for your skin with specialist, individualized care. At the Skin Centre in Tauranga, they provide a range of treatments to bring out a more beautiful you.

Baggy Eyelid Surgery Our eyes are the window to our personality. Heavy, baggy eyelids that make you constantly look tired often make us look older than we actually are. “The most common cosmetic procedure that people come to see me about is to have their eyelids improved” Says Dr Paul Salmon. Comments from other people such as You look exhausted, you look like you could do with a holiday, you look tired all the time are some of the most common reasons that spur them to do something about their baggy lids.”   Its true, baggy eyelids make you look constantly tired and unalert even if you ‘re feeling fine, drooping lids and bags under our eyes are very ageing. At the SkinCentre, blepharoplasty is the most popular cosmetic procedure because it fulfils all the right factors; its affordable, it has a reliably satisfying effect, a short downtime and a great safety profile. “I have operated on over 1000 lids without a single infection, hematoma or other significant complication. Something we are very proud of at the SkinCentre. Its a very safe procedure at our facility with the techniques we use.” Says docter salmon   At the SkinCentre, eyelid surgery is a daily occurrence. With any procedure, experience is critical, the more you do the better you get, so if you want great results and a safe operative course: go and see someone who has done hundreds at least. Dr Salmon says “To achieve a youthful open eye, it’s important that attention must be paid to the position of the eyebrow. As we age, the eyebrow settles back and down and when the brow skin is crowding the lashes it needs to be addressed at the same time. We can achieve this when treating baggy upper lids by lifting the brow without the need for extra incisions.”   At the SkinCentre they have been offering a full range of Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery for nearly twenty years, Botulinum injections, Hyaluronic Fillers, Lasers for thread veins, Lasers for varicose veins, Laser treatment of Acne, Hair Transplantation, Fat Grafting for augmentation of the cheek bones and improvement of baggy lower lids, treatment of saggy jowls and necks, baggy eyelids, treatment of fatty bulges with tumescent liposculpture and “scarless” breast reduction.


What’s on offer at the SkinCentre Auckland and Tauranga?

Neck and Jowl Lifting Advances in Cosmetic Dermatology and its technologies allow minimally invasive rejeuvenation of the jowls and neck as a day stay procedure with very minimal downtime. Botox/Dysport This is our most popular procedure. Extremely effective, this is an easy way of removing frown lines and crows feet. Tiny amounts of Botox or Dysport are injected into the muscle affecting these facial lines and within days the muscle relaxes. Your frown lines or crows feet flatten and look smoother. Fat Transfer This rejuvenating day stay procedure under local anesthetic restores a more youthful contour to the face and/or hands in one or two treatments. Through a tiny hole in your thigh, fat is harvested and placed to restore youthful cheek contours which have diminished with age. Fraxel Fraxel is a new technology that can help reverse the visible effects of ageing and skin damage, helping you look as young as you feel. It provides revolutionary improvements in recovery time and safety in the treatment of weather beaten skin, sun spots and acne scars. Laser Treatment of Broken Capillaries At the SkinCentre, 3 different types of laser are available to ensure just the right treatment for those unsightly veins on the nose, cheeks or legs. Sclerotherapy This is a treatment used to eliminate those painful, unsightly and unnecessary spider veins on the legs. Small amounts of solution are injected into the veins, shutting them down over the next few weeks. Hair Transplant Hair replacement surgery is an area of tremendous advances in the last five years. The Skin Centre uses state of the art Follicular Techniques to help you re-establish your hair. The results are a natural hairline. The number of sessions required will depend on your extent of hair loss. Chemical Peels The team at the Skin Centre are skilled at selecting the right peel for your skin. Chemical Peels are a time tested treatment for skin blemishes and provide smoother, clearer and younger looking skin. www.skincentre.com PH: 0508 232 884 171 Cameron Road, Tauranga, New Zealand





Where Experience Counts - Varicose Vein Expert - Liposcultpture and Fat Transfer - Skin Laser Suite - Cosmetic Physician - Skin Cancer Surgery - Accredited Day Stay Theatre

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ith a long standing interest in sports medicine and over 10 years of anesthetics, as well as the credentials for performing liposuction, Dr Peter Chapman-Smith had the necessary skill base to introduce this promising new therapy in New Zealand. Stem cells are used for treating many degenerative and medical conditions. Essentially this innovative technique is still in an experimental stage, but the initial results have been most encouraging. He has aligned with the international Cell Surgical Network to continue research into the safety and effectiveness of stem cell therapy. Stem cells exist in extraordinary numbers in adipose tissue (fat). They can now be used to treat many illnesses such as osteoarthritis, using modern technology and established US protocols. Your own mesenchymal adult stem cells are harvested with a mini liposuction procedure under local anesthetic, isolated but not manipulated, and then deployed by injection or intravenously. You can drive home immediately from this 2-3 hour procedure.

Assessing candidates for research programs in: - Degenerative Diseases - Auto-Immune Diseases - Orthopaedics - Cardiac / Pulmonary Conditions - Neurology

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WHY STEM CELLS? They have the ability to change into other tissue types to allow repair to occur. Actually it is more the combination of stem cells, many healing and growth factors, and other small particles collectively termed “SVF� or stromal vascular fraction, that is the key ingredient. It is your own DNA so rejection will not occur. Ph: 0800 REGNR8 (0800 734 678) W: www.stemcell.co.nz E: info@stemcell.co.nz - Ideal for Arthritis - Defer Joint Replacement

Rejuvenate and Invigorate your Appearance


ore and more people want to enhance and rejuvenate their appearance… As we age, changes occur at different rates to our upper, mid and lower face. In the upper facial area, dynamic lines appear in the forehead and around the eyes which are particularly visible when we smile or frown. These lines appear because various muscles contract to form different facial expressions. Over time, these expression lines begin to linger a little longer or become a little deeper, even when your face is resting (these are known as static lines). Botox® relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles to help refresh your facial expressions. It works by relaxing facial muscles that cause dynamic lines when you smile or frown. Botox® treatment is a quick and simple, non-surgical procedure. During treatment a small amount of Botox® is injected into specific facial muscles with a very fine needle. Generally people can start to see results within 1-2 days however, it can take from 10-14 days for full results to be visible and the effects can last 4-7 months. With repeated treatments, results can last longer. Juvederm® dermal fillers rejuvenate and enhance facial features with natural-looking results. Juvederm® is an injectable gel that restores natural facial contours by adding volume to your skin and lips. It is made from the same natural occurring sugar (known as Hyaluronic Acid) that provides the skin with volume and hydration. Juvederm® is placed below the skins surface to ‘fill in’ or ‘plump up’ static facial wrinkles and folds. How long do the results last? Juvederm Ultra® treatment can last up to 12 months and Juvederm Ultra Plus® can last from 12-18 months. Juvederm Ultra® is used for subtle correction of facial lines and Juvederm Ultra Plus® for correction of mild to severe facial lines and folds. What should I expect from my Juvederm® procedure? Treatment with Juvederm® is a non-surgical procedure. It is administered through injections by a trained medical professional. Like any injection, there may be some discomfort during the administration of Juvederm®. Some of the Juvederm® products contain an anesthetic called Lidocaine which has been shown to increase patient comfort.

Phone: 09 533 4141 The Terraces: 4a/10 Wellington Street, Howick, Auckland All Seasons Fitness Club: 100 Whitford Road, Somerville, Auckland. www.appearanceinthecity.co.nz 88

Dr Laing brings her extensive experience and professional knowledge to ensure her clients receive the best appropriate advice and treatment to suit every person’s individual needs. Dr Laing now has a brand new clinic at The Terraces on Wellington Street, right in the heart of Howick Village. She also has a brand new clinic at All Seasons Fitness Club, also located in Somerville.


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Beauty and the Beach


s if you need a reason to visit the breathtaking Mount Maunganui, a new Caci has opened a mere stroll from the beach on Girven Road under the guidance of Clinic Director and proud local Ange McAinch with the support of husband Ross. A decade behind several successful businesses, Ange wanted to diversify into an appearance treatment clinic after seeing the amazing results achieved through the Caci brand.


Caci has spent that time at the forefront of the New Zealand skincare and appearance medicine industry. Ange’s clinic specializes in results-driven treatments designed to enhance natural beauty in a warm, welcoming and discreet environment. They offer a wide range of treatments from eyebrow shaping and tints, massages to facials and appearance medicine including cosmetic injections, dermal fillers and permanent hair reduction.

“Caci is a New Zealand name I trust, synonymous with appearance medicine that is not only cutting edge, but safe and reliable,” she says. “They adhere to the highest safety standards, their consultants receive the best training and they genuinely want to help you look and feel your best,” she says. “A fantastic business to bring to the Mount community,” she says.

She selected the team at Caci Mt Maunganui for their expertise and experience, coupled with genuine, friendly and helpful service. “Senior Beauty Therapist Elysia Murray has over 20 years of experience having previously owned her own beauty therapy business in Waihi Beach, is a client favourite and we are fortunate to have her on board,” says Ange. “She knows that to achieve the very best results, solutions need to be tailored to the uniqueness of every client.”

For over twenty years Caci has been offering expert advice and service to their clients delivering the latest, most advanced beauty and appearance medicine treatments. As trusted professionals,

Elysia is a huge fan of the Caci non-surgical facelift as well as Sonophoresis, a Vitamin C infusion that is a perfect treatment for making your skin glow before a special occasion. She is passionate

about skin and happy to discuss any concerns you may have during a complimentary skin consultation. The team can also discuss your skin concerns, and advise the best course of action to receive visible results with no obligation. Cacialso offer payment plans, which help make budgeting for your treatments easy. “Our nurse Jacqui MacGregor, who is also fully trained in Co2 Fractional Laser and Dermal Rolling, has sixteen years of nursing experience and a genuine eye for softening and enhancing natural beauty with cosmetic injections and dermal fillers,” says Ange. “She is a true artist with placement to achieve amazing results.” Visiting Caci Mt Maunganui is all about relaxation from start to finish. Ange loves meeting all of the clients personally and seeing the great results their clients achieve from their prescribed treatments from Jacqui or Elysia - and there is even free off street parking, allowing you to not worry about topping up the meter. Caci will soon welcome Kelly Kernahan who previously owned her own beauty therapy clinic in Tauranga and has returned from Australia to join the Mount Maunganui team, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and 14 years experience in the Beauty Industry. CACI Mt Maunganui, 43 Girven Road, Mt Maunganui PH: +64 07 562 0028 www.caci.co.nz/mt-maunganui



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“If I look anything like she does when I’m 60, I’m going to be a very happy lady.” - Actress Kate Hudson has said of her mother Goldie Hawn

Dr Ellen Selkon with daughter Sam

Ageing is Beautiful but can be more so. Clinic 42, a well established Medical Practice in the heart of Auckland, is a centre of excellence for Cosmetic Medicine.


artners Drs Joanna Romanowska, Lynn Theron and Ellen Selkon are all fellows of the NZ Society of Cosmetic Medicine and all hold past or current positions on the society’s executive committee. They are very well respected and are considered leaders in their field. They are often spokespeople for media events, trainers of other doctors and nurses in Cosmetic Practice and speak at national and international Cosmetic Medicine conferences. Between them they have over 40 years experience.

“Clinic 42 is a destination practice where art and science meet.” Research shows a link between facial ageing of mothers and daughters. When measuring changes in the aging female face, 94

it has been found that volume loss started in the 30’s and progressed steadily through life. If a mother demonstrated this volume loss, her daughter was likely to as well. Most of us would like to inherit our mother’s best features, but what about the rest? Can we expect the same wrinkles, sun spots, and sagging that naturally occur with aging? And if we can, can we do anything to help change course? Even though we have a genetic predisposition for how we will age, our habits have a tremendous impact. We all age as a result of our genes, but there is also sun exposure, smoking, stress, diet and other environmental factors. Ageing is a normal process, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look after ourselves and make the very best of who we are. We can protect our skin from some extrinsic factors by using sunblock daily from a young age. If we look at the skin of a preteen or teenager it has no pigment and if sunblock has been used

The trick is growing up without growing old. – Casey Stengel

Dr Lynn Theron with daughter Savannah

religiously, minimal freckles or sun damage. This is also the age at which we cause the most damage to our skin and it has been scientifically proven that sun damage in our early years increases our risk of melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer. We can encourage our children not to eat unhealthy foods, smoke or use excessive alcohol, as all of these factors can lead to premature ageing. Our facial skeleton changes as we age and defined cheekbones and strong chin associated with attractiveness diminish as the fat pads in our face drop and thin. Our chin moves slightly upwards and our nose slightly downwards. Our cheeks get “flat spots” in them and sink in, in various places and create hollows. We lose the healthy look of youth. Mr Rajiv Grover, who is based in London’s Harley Street, performed research which showed how factors such as yo-yo dieting, bereavement, divorce and stress can cause bursts of ageing activity in the face. This was most visible in women in their

40’s and 50’s and also most visible in the midface or cheek area. As we age we develop fine lines around the eyes and in some cases if there is a genetic predisposition we may develop a central groove between the brows as a result of frowning. If we have a parent who frowns and the child has a tendency to mimic the same expression, botulinum toxin can be used to prevent this frown line from forming and in some cases to even change the behaviour of the frown. So it looks like it’s all stacked against us in our mid-forties, but if we start treatment with dermal fillers at this stage when facial ageing starts to become pronounced then we can delay these changes and maintain a healthy and youthful appearance. Clinic 42 is one of the few clinics in New Zealand to be able to perform a revitalising treatment to hydrate and renew your skin. This procedure involves injecting hyaluronic acid into the superficial layer of the skin with the help of a specifically designed injector. It produces fantastic results and is suitable for all ages. 95

Dr Joanna Romanowska with daughter Charlotte

At Clinic 42, we have two highly experienced aestheticians who offer the latest treatments in medical skin rejuvenation and anti aging, for all age groups. Our aestheticians are experienced in understanding your needs and working out a treatment plan to achieve the results you desire. Their mission is to provide the most advanced, results-oriented treatments in a safe yet relaxing environment with an exceptional level of customer service. Our aestheticians set aside time to consult with you and understand your concerns and needs, then establish a unique tailor made solution to suit you. We do not charge for our initial consultation, and are committed to working towards your goals with your budget in mind. What stands us apart is our approach. We look at skin not just as a canvas to prettify, but as a very important part of overall health. That’s why we don’t believe in generic solutions. We understand your skin is unique just like you, and consult with you before recommending a treatment. Clinic 42’s comprehensive range of premium skin rejuvenation treatments transform dull, flat skin devoid of any glow or radiance to silky smooth porcelain perfection. Our facials, skin therapies, dermal needling, peels and micro dermabrasion procedures 96

dissolve away the stresses of urban life in a professional relaxing environment. If you would like to know more about cosmetic medicine, including dermal fillers and botulinum toxin, or any of our skin rejuvenation treatments, come in and see one of our experienced doctors or aestheticians for a consultation, in order to know what the possibilities are for you.

“Youth is a GIFT. Age is an ART.”

Dr Michele McVie with daughter Kathryn

Our Aesthetic Practice Our highly qualified experienced aestheticians who can offer you the following services: IPL (Intermittent Pulse Light) for skin rejuvenation IPL hair removal Derma Pen skin needling treatments for anti-aging, acne scarring and skin rejuvenation Vitamin infusion medifacials LED Light Therapy Chemical Peels We have a wide range of medical grade skincare

Ageing is not lost youth, but a new stage of opportunity and strength.

Ph: +64 9 638 4242 www.clinic42.co.nz



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Clinic 42 offers a comprehensive range of the most up-to-date international, medically based and researched, skin enhancement and rejuvenation skin treatments in Auckland. Our doctors are leaders in the field of skin science and appearance medicine and we teach other doctors in the Auckland skin treatment industry how to perform treatments.


Ageing Gracefully As a cosmetic physician who specialises in appearance medicine, Dr Teresa Cattin of Faceworks is the best of the best.


Highly trained and experienced, she is one of New Zealand’s leading experts in the use of Botox and Juvederm. Teresa has held the esteemed position of past President of the New Zealand College of Appearance Medicine and is a firm believer in allowing the body to age gracefully. The Beauty Book was lucky enough to have a catch up with Teresa to find out more about her practice.



hat do you love most about Cosmetic Medicine? I love that I’m helping people feel better about themselves. It’s such a positive and exciting field of medicine to practice in, I love going to conferences internationally to keep up with any new developments and bringing back the best ones to Faceworks for my own clients to benefit from. What kind of Clientele do you have at Faceworks? My clients are anyone who wants a very natural looking results, anyone who wants to just look their best! Looking younger isn’t the goal, it’s about the “outside” matching the way we feel on the inside. How young is too young to consider seeing a Cosmetic Physician? I have clients in their twenties who may just want an asymmetry corrected or a slightly fuller lip. This age group doesn’t have any “age related” changes, but may still have an area they would like to subtly enhance or improve. What kind of changes do you notice within the age group 30-40? This is when the “age related” changes start to appear, usually starting with the area around the eyes. Clients frequently complain people are telling them they look tired when they feel fine so there is a “mismatch” between the face the world sees and the way they feel inside. A tiny bit of Botox in the right place can work wonders! How old is “too old” to see a Cosmetic Physician? Some of my most elegant clients are in their 80s; its all about having the right attitude and finding a skilled Cosmetic Physician who knows how to keep the treatments appropriate for the clients age.


What are some people’s pre-conceived notions about appearance medicine? Many people don’t realise how affordable, safe and effective modern cosmetic medicine treatments are. New Zealand clients in particular typically want a very subtle, natural looking result. They don’t want to look like they are having “work done”. It’s just a question of finding a Cosmetic Physician who has the experience and aesthetic approach to give you the result you want. What’s your best anti-ageing tip? Ageing is a journey and various changes are going to happen to your face along the way. Some changes may bother you, others may not. So my advice would be to do your research and find a Cosmetic 104

Physician you like and trust (personal recommendation is always the best). Stay with them and they will have the opportunity to get to know your face as it changes with time. They’ll be able to help you manage those changes that do bother you along the way. I have clients who have been with me since I started sixteen years ago and I love that! A good Cosmetic Physician can advise you on what treatments you could have, but a great Cosmetic Physician will be able to tell you when you are looking fabulous and don’t need to do anything at all! 0800 332 3967 www.faceworks.co.nz


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“We respect your uniqueness and desire to look natural, our cosmetic treatments will help you look younger in an appropriate balanced way and that comes from experience” – John Barrett.

Why Palm Clinic Palm Clinic is a centre of excellence


ith a non surgical emphasis, Palm Clinic has one of the largest ranges of non-surgical treatments from enhanced and integrated Beauty Therapy through to modern laser treatments, Botox and fillers. As well as all of this, Palm Clinic is one of the busiest vein clinics in the country, offering varicose vein, spider vein and facial vein treatments, all without requiring surgery. Palm Clinic also offers a skin cancer diagnosis and treatment service. As soon as you step into Palm Clinic you are greeted by the friendly reception staff, who start your experience with a warm welcome into their relaxed atmosphere. The Palm Clinic team is made up of six expert doctors, three sonographers, four nurses and two beauty therapists. Each are dedicated to their fields and hugely passionate. John Barrett formed Palm Clinic in 1996 and his aim was to bring patients safer, easier ways to treat varicose veins and improve their


skin, using injections instead or surgery. As one of the first doctors in New Zealand to provide this, Dr Barrett saw how patients loved these effective, less invasive treatments and thus Palm Clinic’s philosophy was born – to improve people’s lives by providing non surgical treatments in a friendly, efficient way. Palm Clinic grew as Dr Barrett attracted like-minded people around him: caring, down to earth doctors and nurses committed to providing the highest quality of care. Fast-forward to present day and Palm Clinic stands as one of the longest established clinics of its kind in New Zealand, with a reputation for safe and natural results. Each staffer at Palm Clinic is a leader in their fields, constantly updating their skills at international conferences and are in hot demand to educate their colleagues. Because of this you can be sure you will get a top quality experience.

day stay surgery so you can be assured of top quality service. Their mission is to give you the safest most effective, non surgical treatments in a professional and caring manner. They also go the extra mile to make sure your results are natural, Palm Clinic is an Affiliated Provider to Southern Cross Health Society for varicose vein assessment and treatment, skin cancer treatment, skin biopsies, and skin cancer surgery. Medical necessity criteria apply. Palm Clinic also has a preferred provider agreement with NIB (formerly Tower) for varicose veins and is also covered by other insurers such as Unimed and Sovereign. www.palmclinic.co.nz

Each of the rooms at Palm Clinic are internationally accredited for


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Veins? Check. | Liposuction? Check. | Botox and Dermal Fillers? Check. | Skin cancer and laser treatments? Check.

Palm Clinic is A Centre Of Excellence For Botox速, Liposuction, Veins, Laser & Appearance Medicine. www.palmclinic.co.nz | 09 522 8128 | 139 Remuera Rd

Botox is a Prescription Medicine containing 100 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin complex for injection. It is used for the treatment of severe frown lines of the face. It should be administered only by trained medical professionals. Arrange a 3 consultation to discuss the benefits/risks of this procedure. Cautions: people with defective neuromuscular transmission disorders, presence of infection at site of injection, glaucoma, pregnancy and lactation. Possible side effects include headaches, pain, burning or redness at injection site, local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids, lack of feeling and nausea. If you have side effects or concerns speak to a doctor. A charge applies.


Dr Mark Gray Specialist Dermatologist & Mohs Surgeon Founder of the Skin Institute

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20 years of restoring confidence, improving chances, creating smiles, building trust, healing scars, uncovering possibilities.

For 20 years our doctors and nurses have been restoring, protecting and repairing skin, but the work we do often goes far beyond the surface. We started in 1994 as a small, specialist dermatology practice. Today, we are New Zealand’s leading specialist skin centre with 16 clinics nationwide and growing. Our focus has expanded to include skin cancer detection and treatment, vein removal, clinical dermatology and appearance medicine. Over time, our treatments have continued to evolve, but our commitment to providing the best professional and personal service remains the same.

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The Lunchtime Makeover Specializing in the “lunchtime makeover”, Personal Image continues to adapt and change with advancing techniques in order to offer clients the latest, safest and most effective treatments.

ersonal Image MediSpa Clinic in Auckland’s CBD was established in 1999 as one of the first clinics to offer laser hair removal and skin rejuvenation in Auckland. Specializing in the “lunchtime makeover”, Personal Image continues to adapt and change with advancing techniques in order to offer clients the latest, safest and most effective treatments. The team at Personal Image are small, but highly specialised. Their registered nurses and technicians are experience and specialised within the Appearance Medicine industry and are constantly up skilling. Each staff member strives to achieve the best possible results for their clients, and pride themselves on treating each person as an individual. Whatever the treatment is, they aim to give you realistic expectations and fantastic results. For facial treatments, Personal Image offers Botulinium type A wrinkle relaxants, Hyaluronic acid derma fillers, IPL, microdermabrasian, laser and fotofacial, each aimed to reduce blemishes, s, lines, wrinkles and improve the skin. When it comes to the body, Personal Image also has you covered, offering laser hair removal and skin tag removals. The stock only the best products including Osmosis and they offer medi infusions. Lianne Dunsmuir has 12 years of experience and is highly trained

in the administration of injectable treatments. The newest addition to the clinic is their vital injector gun. This treatment involves a soft gel, containing HA (Hyaluronic Acid), being injected into the skin. This improves the skin’s smoothness, elasticity and glow. Lianne treats a wide cross section of clients ranging in ages and preferences, she loves leaving her clients feeling and looking the best they can be, “I believe all my clients have individual needs and desires and I love working with them to achieve their desired result.” Lianne is also a sub-specialist in the Asian face and provides an onsite interpreter. This is a huge part of the clinic and has been met by rave reviews. She also works closely in consultation with Plastic Surgeon Greg Taylor. Lianne understands the stigma that surrounds Appearance Medicine, “many clients on their first treatment come with great trepidation as they have been witness to the good, the bad and the ugly results of Hollywood, but they don’t need to feel that way as our style of treatments are subtle and natural looking and can be done in stages to offer a gentle transition to a fresher look.” With today’s technology evolving so rapidly, to the point of noninvasive cosmetic surgery, you can improve your ‘Personal Image’ dramatically. Using only the top of the range, quality equipment, at Personal Image you can be assured you’re in good hands. Ph: +64 9 377 6568 www.personalimage.co.nz 113

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Dentistry dentistry n. The science concerned with the teeth, oral cavity, and associated structures of the mouth, including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and restoration of defective or missing tissue


At Alpers we are committed to providing unsurpassed treatments to our patients. The Alpers team are all highly qualified and experienced in their area of expertise. We pride ourselves in our high level of patient care and service and we look forward to working with each individual patient to reach and maintain the best oral and overall health possible.



From the First Tooth to the Last


t Alpers Dental their philosophy has evolved from the old “drill and fill” model, to realising that there’s a more holistic approach to dental health. From starting in a small villa on Alpers Avenue, Alpers Dental has grown over the years into the reputable company it is today. Though the dentistry industry has had its fair amount of changes, both in the way that treatments are carried out and in the technology that is used, Alpers Dental aspires to keep up with these changes and stay ahead of the times. Alpers was traditionally thought of as an Orthodontic practice, but also known for doing things a little differently than traditional methods. With a fantastic general dental department which includes dental hygiene and therapy, kids dental, surgical and cosmetic dentistry and restorative dentistry,

Alpers can help you with anything from jaw-joint disorders to helping people with their sleep. The ultimate goal for Alpers is to provide all aspects of dentistry under the same roof. With a team of 32. Staff at Alpers are constantly up skilling and going to professional development courses to stay ahead of the latest research and technology. Owners Nic and Jacqui are always seeking out new ways to improve their systems and trying out the latest technologies. The duo tries to anticipate what the market is going to do and ensure that Alpers is well equipped to stay ahead. One of the things Nic and Jacqui emphasize at Alpers is prevention, “the way our practice has evolved has resulted in our treatments being a combination of preventing problems such as irregularities and improper facial growth,” mentions Jacqui, “we started asking ourselves, ‘why are we seeing so many children with underdeveloped faces and crooked teeth?”


The more Nic and Jacqui investigated the more they realised that the issue is all body encompassing. Because of this, they’ve created an all-inclusive approach to dentistry which they cannot achieve without the help of other areas of healthcare. So Alpers has a vision, to create a health centre that focuses’ on the growth, development and wellbeing right from pre-pregnancy through to adulthood where the primary focus is prevention and education, prevention from problems occurring and education to advise people in what they can do to help. When asked what the best part of working within the dental industry is, Jacqui is adamant that its all about seeing the improvement you make to people’s lives, “we literally transform them. Some children, and adults, come in with really messed up mouths, they lack self-confidence, they won’t look anyone in the eye, some have issues with their sleep, and by the time they have finished they are full of confidence to smile and be part of the world.” Alpers Dental is an office that combines efficiency with friendliness. Modern and up-to-date in every way, the team at Alpers are family people who have created a family practice. They’re a fully digital practice, using only the latest technology in all areas. Both practitioners and staff understand patients concerns and anxieties. Alpers are committed to providing unsurpassed treatments for their patients. All of the Alpers team are highly qualified and experienced in their area of expertise, but above all, are hugely passionate in their work. Whether its patients and their treatments and care, or the staffing culture, Alpers seek to take care of you from your first tooth to your last! www.alpersdental.co.nz



Love your Kids Smile What do you call a bear with no teeth? A Gummy Bear!


he Paediatric Dentists at Kidz Teeth are dedicated to the oral health of children from infancy through to their teenage years. They help guide children’s dental growth and development by avoiding future dental problems. If you believe your child’s oral health needs special attention, then Lumino the Dentists Kidz Teeth will be happy to help you find the right treatment. Their specialist Paediatric Dentists provide all aspects of dental care including preventative care and children’s oral health. Treating children is very different from treating adults. The latest technology is used to help children cope with painful procedures. This includes using a computerised local anesthetic machine, so no big scary syringes and injections! Instead, a small pen like device is used to provide comfortable local anesthetic. Some anxious children require sedation, and various techniques are used to provide this, while others require a general anesthetic for comprehensive treatment in one visit. Different options are used which are specific to each patient. At Kidz Teeth, they strongly believe in preventative care for the children of New Zealand. This is why you should take control of your child’s dental health and take them to visit a Paediatric Specialist as early as 6-12 months! Early detection is essential to maintain the oral health, modify aberrant habits, and treat as needed and as simple as possible. A child’s visit to the dentist should be an enjoyable one. The Paediatric Dentists at Kidz Teeth enjoy working with children and bring to each patient their expertise in childhood development and behavior. All Paediatric Dentists continue their education including an additional 3 years or more of training to gain a Masters Degree and includes anesthesia, pharmacology and child physiology, which allows them to provide the most up to date and thorough treatments. So if you’re looking for pain free and gentle dental care, or requiring specialist treatment in Auckland, then Kidz Teeth will make sure your child leaves happy and smiling. For more information, visit www.kidz-teeth.co.nz

Dr Nina Vasan provides ten handy tips for improving your child’s oral health 1. Start brushing teeth as soon as they appear in the mouth – usually 6 months of age

6. Cavity forming bacteria are transmitted from caregivers to infants through saliva so avoid sharing spoons.

2.Parents need to help with brushing for most children until they are 8 years of age when they develop better dexterity

7. Avoid constant grazing of snacks which can create an acidic mouth for long periods – instead give teeth a rest to allow saliva to neutralize plaque acids

3. It is easier to brush children’s teeth while they are laying down in your lap so their head is stable and supported(just like being in the dentists chair) 4. In NZ, the Ministry of Health Guidelines state to use 6years+toothpaste for all children of all ages – a smear for under 6 year olds and a pea size amount of over 6 year olds. Spit toothpaste out but don’t rinse to increase contact time of the toothpaste with the teeth. 5. Start flossing for your child when 2 teeth are touching together – usually around 4 years of age


8. Drink fizzy and acidic drinks through a straw so they don’t touch and damage the teeth. Water should be drunk from a glass to help wash food and drink away

9. Older children can chew a piece of sugar free gum afterschool to stimulate more saliva (saliva has natural bicarbonate ions which neutralizes plaque acids) 10. The first dental visit should be at age one – this is inline with Australasian, American and European Paediatric guidelines.

Treating children is very different from treating adults.

The latest technology is used to help children cope with painful procedures. This includes using a computerised local anaesthetic machine so no big scary syringes and injections used to give local anaesthetic. Instead a small pen like device is used to provide comfortable local anaesthetic. Some anxious children require sedation, and various techniques are used to provide this, while others require a general anaesthetic for comprehensive treatment in one visit – different options are used which are specific to each patient.

For more information visit: www.kidz-teeth.co.nz 125

This guy deserves a crown


ocated in Takapuna on the North Shore at Killarney Dental is one of the most knowledgeable dentists in the country. Dr Gilbert Stehbens throws himself into extensive, on-going training with some of the biggest names from around the globe, including advanced training in aesthetics and restorative dentistry at the world renowned Kois Centre in Seattle. Gil surrounds himself with cutting-edge technologies and brings a wealth of expertise to the table which he’s developed over the past 26 years. The team behind Killarney Dental pride themselves on maximising value for their patients as well as continuing to adopt on-going training to ensure their dental capabilities are both diverse and specialised.

One of the unique services offered at Killarney Dental is Digital Smile Design (DSD) – a new concept created by Christian Coachman from Brazil, which customises a smile that best suits your facial features and personality. This is followed by creating the smile design digitally for you to view prior to the procedure as well as trialling the design in your mouth. Gil’s a rare breed of cosmetic dentist who understands the importance of “complete facial aesthetics,” combining his impeccable wealth of expertise in cosmetic dentistry and the art of facial rejuvenation in order to achieve results like never before, making him one of the most experienced and dedicated cosmetic dentists in the country. His dental craftsmanship reflects not only high technical skill but the results are amazing, tailored to enhance smiles in the best way possible for each patient. As a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The New Zealand Dental Association, the Auckland Dental Association, the New Zealand Society for Sedation Dentistry and the Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics, it’s no wonder Gil is popular. °Invisalign (Invisible Braces) °Implants °Cosmetic Dentistry °Porcelain Veneers °White Fillings °Composite Resin Veneers °Teeth Whitening °Advances rebuilding of worn down/eroded bites °Facial Rejuvenation °Oral Surgery °Crowns °White Fillings Ph: +64 9 488 9050 www.killarneydental.co.nz 126


Skin & Body skincare n. Care for the skin. The work of providing treatment or care for the face that usually involves cleansing and massage and the application of cosmetic creams


Healthy Skin at your Fingertips Skin at your Healthy



ailelani is the lifework of Kitiona and Sylvie Salanoa. They met through mission work overseas and while their life and work took them all over the world, they always knew they would one day return to Samoa and open a business; to give back to the people they love.

After trying a number of ideas, it was their first coconut oil soap that was the winner. Kitiona taught himself how to make soaps and the first batch of Mailelani soaps were released in 2000. Experimenting with other local ingredients, they added fresh papaya, koko Samoa, honey, noni juice, lime, lau ti, avocado and tamanu oil to their products. Everything is handmade and packed in Samoa. Organic, cold-pressed coconut oil is the main ingredient of their skinline and comes from the coconut tree, ‘the tree of life’. Produced in the Samoan villages around the islands of Upolu and Savaii, this coconut oil is simple and environmentally friendly. The virgin coconut oil is ethically sourced from farmers and villagers in Samoa and handmade by their small team. So when you buy Mailelani skincare you know you’re not only doing something for the good of your skin, but farmers, villagers and workers all benefit from the ethical production of this local treasure. Being such a natural product, Mailelani handmade, organic coconut oil is gentle on your hair and skin. Benefits include excellent hydration, a safe and effective moisturizer, protection against stretch marks, gentle and effective makeup removal, resistance against wrinkles and sagging, relief from sunburn and itching as well as treatment for various skin problems including psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema. Simple and environmentally friendly, Mailelani skincare range will leave your skin feeling smooth and supple with a lingering tropical fragrance, it’s the natural answer for your body, the simple way.

Facebook: Mailelani, A Samoan Connection To find out more about these products and where to buy them please visit us at www.mailelani-samoa.co.nz or phone Kathy on 027 227 7945. 129

Minimalist, Organic and Stylish


hree words to define artisanal skincare range, Martina Organics. Owner and founder Marta Camara learnt early on in life that the key to beautiful skin is a truly holistic approach, and the secret to looking good comes from feeling good. Her mother’s methods of eating a fresh, plant-based diet, drinking plenty of water, incorporating massage, surfing, yoga and plenty of sleep, go hand in hand with an organic beauty regime that considers the health of both the mind and the body. These lessons coupled with Marta’s training as a beauty therapist have been fundamental in the development of Martina Organics. For Marta, this isn’t just a business, it’s a passion. She began working at a natural skincare company, Nature Unplugged when she was 20 and began to understand the rich potential oils like Camellia, Argan, Marula, Hemp Seed and many more. Marta was inspired by good quality, organic products that had integrity. She began learning, researching and making her own oils until finally, she launched the Martina Organics range. Named after founder Marta’s childhood nickname, the line is based on botanical oils from New Zealand and more exotic locales such as Morocco, Japan, Africa and Israel. Hand blended in small batches, Martina Organics only uses certified 100% organic ingredients. All of the range uses the finest pure, fresh and healthy ingredients which don’t just feel delicious on the skin but they’re proven to heal, revitalize, protect and condition your skin. To make it even simpler, the range is unisex! The gender-neutral range is housed in unassuming glass bottles with minimal labeling, which can be easily peeled off so the bottle can be used for something else. “I love collecting beautiful vintage glass bottles so I really wanted beautiful bottles with minimal branding so that its not intrusive in your bathroom or bedroom”, Marta explains. She comments that a lot of skincare packaging isn’t very visually appealing and lack any real style or edge, so with her skincare range, it’s all about simplicity.

Marta is a huge advocate for the benefits of using oils on your skin, “don’t worry about feeling greasy, dry botanical oils have a molecular structure similar to the skins natural oil which don’t clog your skin and makes them easily absorbed.” They’re rich in healthy skin essentials such as moisturizing fatty acids, including omega -3, -6 and -9, which strengthen the skin’s lipid layer, preventing water loss, plumping the skin and stopping the signs of aging. Pure plant oils such as the range at Martina Organics, don’t contain preservatives or synthetic fragrances so instead of your skin feeling irritated, it feels soothed and restored. Those with oily skin and acne may shudder at the thought of spreading oil all over their face, but plant based oils are noncomedogenic, meaning they’re not likely to clog pores and cause breakouts. In fact, traditional cleansers and exfoliators strip the skin of its natural oils, causing dehydration. For someone wanting to switch to oils for their skincare regime, Marta recommends taking it in baby steps by slowly introducing the products. Firstly with the Cleanser, then Toner and then once your skin gets used to these, the Moisturizer. When asked about the benefits of organic products, Marta’s response is simple, “if you wouldn’t eat horrible chemicals and toxins in your diet, then why would you put them on your skin – the largest organ of your body?” This all ties in to the holistic approach to health that Marta advocates – to be healthy from the inside out. With Martina Organics you know exactly what you’re getting – pure, fresh and healthy skincare products that don’t compromise on quality. From small beginnings, Marta is looking towards the future. She plans to get into more boutique stores around the world and expanding her range to include moisturers, masks and exfoliators, while always keeping it easy, accessible and never compromising on quality. www.martinaorganics.co.nz 131

The recipe to timeless beautiful skin from within Wrinkles? Sagging Skin? Sun spots?


hese are just a few of the many signs of aging that women experience today. Our skin has a hard job protecting us against the wrath of our daily environment, and it unfortunately bears the brunt of the free radical army. Over time our skins resilience declines and incremental damage leaves its mark as those tell tale signs of aging. Like most women, us ladies here at Radiance® are concerned about the appearance of our skin which is why we wanted to create a product that would protect skin health and optimize appearance. Radiance® Ageless Beauty is the result- a unique, unparalleled formula combining two potent researched antioxidants with the ideal type of collagen for skin renewal. This comprehensive formula contains, Vinanza® Skin Performance Plus, a unique extract derived from NZ kiwi fruit skins and NZ grape seeds. Vinanza® has been scientifically studied and shown to help support optimal skin elasticity, support against skin redness and promote a clear complexion. Ageless Beauty also contains Enzogenol® from New Zealand’s sustainable, pristine, pine forests; this potent antioxidant is shown to protect healthy collagen and


support against skin cell damage which can manifest as premature lines and wrinkles. This cutting edge formula also provides bio-available, sustainable New Zealand marine collagen complex. Collagen, the most abundant protein within our skin, gives skin its strength and resilience. It is the degradation of collagen that leads to wrinkles. Marine collagen is specific for the support of healthy vital skin as it provides the specific amino acids that the skin requires for collagen growth and regeneration. These powerful ingredients are accompanied by vitamins C, E and beta-carotene, alongside minerals silica, zinc and selenium, plus wonder-herb Schisandra for all round protective skin nutrition. Whatever your lifestyle may be, maintain your beautiful appearance without a fuss. Protect, regenerate and glow from the inside out with Radiance® Ageless Beauty. Available from selected health stores and pharmacies. www.radiancesupplements.co.nz Vitamins are supplementary to a healthy balanced diet. Always read the label and use as directed. TAPS PP5966


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The highly absorbable marine collagen in Radiance速 Ageless Beauty helps the body replace lost collagen, improving the appearance of fine lines and uneven skin tone. With your new-found confidence, you are well placed to face the challenges of a modern day woman. Discover the confidence that comes with Radiance速 Ageless Beauty. www.radiancesupplements.co.nz Available in selected health stores and pharmacies. Vitamins are supplementary to a healthy balanced diet. Always read the label and use as directed. PP5966


Super ingredients

to turn back the hands of time Searching for the fountain of youth in a bottle? This may be as close as it gets! Find out which superstar ingredients can help defeat the signs of aging including wrinkles, collagen loss, and more… In the competitive and fast moving cosmeceutical industry, product houses must innovate to stay relevant. For a skincare company such as Environ to find new ways to make even better skin is quite a challenge because a healthy skin will always require vitamin A and antioxidants, which have been the cornerstone of Environ formulations for 25 years, therefore all new advances become molecules that are added onto that system, or must be supplied within other products. With that in mind, Environ is pleased to be able to offer the absolute latest in skincare and treatment advances. There are many facets to an ageing skin – collagen loss and lack of density are major factors but discolouration, uneven skin tone and lack of hydration, along with a loss in luminosity and vitality are often big concerns also. Mandelic acid, found in the new Environ Revival Masque is an AHA, derived from bitter almonds. Suitable for all skin types it can increase the effectiveness of other skin correcting treatments. For instance, consistent use of Mandelic Acid has proven to show a steady, gradual improvement of hyperpigmentation. The preliminary results of a three-year open trial study by US Dermatologist and Cosmetic Laser Surgeon Dr Mark Taylor, found that products with Mandelic Acid resulted in an improvement in fine wrinkles and lines, as well as in abnormal pigmentation, including melasma, postinflammatory hyperpigmentation, and lentigenes, resulting in a more evenly toned complexion. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, Mandelic Acid may also benefit rosacea prone skins. In skincare, Centella asiatica is considered an effective anti-photoaging agent, mainly due to its enhancement of type I collagen, which decreases in skin over time, due to age, stress and aggressors. The most beneficial effects of Centella asiatica are the stimulation of the production of type I collagen, a decrease in the inflammatory reaction and increased hyaluronic acid production. This ingredient is also found within the Environ Revival Masque. Another exciting buzzword is peptides. Peptides are changing the face of skincare as we know it. There


are four classes of peptides: Neurotransmitter inhibitors are “wrinkle relaxers.” Signal peptides are “collagen boosters.” Carrier peptides act as “delivery agents.” Enzyme inhibitor peptides are ‘breakdown reducers.” Environ have chosen three peptides that work optimally in synergy and these are presented in the new Aprés-CIT™ which is designed to be used after needling. Each one of the peptides has been shown in laboratory tests to stimulate not only collagen 1, but also elastin and other vital proteins, as well as promoting natural moisture levels within the skin and encouraging thickening of the epidermis. Environ’s research work has found that the combination of these peptides also tends to lighten pigmentation, which offers great opportunities for this common skin concern. Skin needling is another innovation that is receiving a well deserved place in the anti ageing offerings. In order to offer probably the finest skin needling results possible, Environ suggests using a 1mm roller and then applying the new Aprés-CIT™ onto the skin immediately following. Dr Des Fernandes, world renowned Plastic Surgeon and Founder of Environ skincare (and one of the pioneers of this incredible skin rejuvenation technique), has been delighted with the results, with studies backed up by Prof. Matthias Aust, who is a pre-eminent, published researcher on the biochemistry of skin needling. Results have shown that when needling is conducted at one week intervals, in combination with the application of Aprés-CIT™, growth factors are more than doubled. Both Dr Fernandes and Professor Aust consider this an absolute breakthrough in the treatment of ageing skin. The well documented benefits and scientific validation of these new superstar ingredients has warranted their inclusion by Dr Des Fernandes, in his new formulations. Delivering multiple benefits to an ageing skin is the most effective way to hold back the hands of time and the results shown in extensive research work have been extremely impressive. All of these products are in fact part of Dr Des Fernandes’ mission to see whether or not a lifting of the skin can be achieved without any surgery.

Superstar Products “I wanted to make a skin care product that would be like a “face lift in a bottle”. Dr. Des Fernandes.

The Environ Intensive Revival Masque perfects the art of creating visibly luminous, radiant, smoother, younger and revitalized skin. The combination of revolutionary ingredients Asiatic, Mandelic and Lactic Acid make this appearance possible. Asiatic Acid, derived from Centella has been used for centuries in ancient traditional healing and stimulates growth factors in the skin. Lactic Acid is a powerful promoter of natural hydrating factors and is known to lighten uneven skin tone. Mandelic Acid has been included for its anti-ageing properties.

The Environ Après-CIT™ – Cosmetic Intensive Treatment – contains a blend of three powerful peptide complexes. Research has proven that the results achieved in combination with medical skin needling are extra-ordinary and open up a new paradigm to skin needling. When we age collagen is destroyed but not replaced and we therefore recommend the combination of medical needling together with Après-CIT™ because it signals ageing skin to produce more healthy collagen, elastin and glycosaminoglycans.

Super Moisturiser+ is a luxurious moisturising cream that assists in regulating the skin’s natural moisture levels and replenishing its moisture barrier. It is also excellent to combat the drying effects of everyday air conditioning exposure and particularly when travelling by air. Some of the powerful moisturising and barrier repairing agents found in this formulation includes Revidrate™, Pentavitin®, Pro-vitamin B5 which have scientifically been proven to support the skin’s own natural moisturising factors and to exhibit long lasting hydrating effects in the skin. The formulation also includes various anti-oxidants, vitamin C and vitamin E.

Available through doctors, appearance medicine and professional beauty therapy clinics. For stockists visit www.psb.net.nz


“My recent clinical trials prove that Purified Bee Venom (PBV™) works on all levels of the skin to increase cell regeneration and collagen formation, improving skin elasticity and effectively reducing fine lines and wrinkles.” - Dr Sang Mi Han, Bee Venom Expert

ApiTherapy Led Skincare With award winning results, Manuka Doctor Purified Bee Venom (PBV™) Skincare


ith a wide collection of forward trending skincare products based on combining Purified Bee Venom (PBV™) and Manuka Honey, Manuka Doctor is no stranger to cutting-edge design and innovation. Global market Intelligence Company JWT highlighted Manuka Doctor as the industry’s leading Purified Bee Venom (PBV™) brand offering ‘Nature’s Botox’.

combination of enzymes, peptides and amino acids works on all levels of the skin, to encourage naturally occurring cell regeneration, boost collagen formation, accelerate the recovery of damaged skin cells and work as an alternative treatment to antibiotic therapy for acne. Purified Bee Venom Skincare Benefits: Purified Bee Venom is scientifically proven to

Manuka Doctor has won “Best New Brand” for 3 years running at CEW UK. The award recognises creativity and innovation in the development of beauty products. Purified Bee Venom is a patented bee venom purification process. This unique process provides a refined and concentrated source that can be used as a powerful natural ingredient in Manuka Doctor products. Purified Bee Venom has a cumulative effect with results building up over a period of continual use. Research into Purified Bee Venom has proven that potent


- Reduce signs of ageing, including photo-ageing - Support cell regeneration and collagen formation - Help treat and prevent the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles - Regenerate the appearance of skin’s radiance and youthfulness - Help treat and prevent acne and blemishes - Reduce appearance of scarring Ph: +64 9 300 3025 www.manukadr.co.nz

Manuka Doctor ApiNourish Range: Hydration for Youthful Looking Skin A high performance of age-defying, protect and repair skincare regime formulated with potent Purified Bee Venom, renowned for its anti-wrinkle and regenerating properties. The ApiNourish skincare range helps rejuvenate and replenish the moisture barrier to leave skin looking more tone, even and youthful.

Manuka Doctor ApiRefine Range: Perfection for High Definition A system of products that provide the perfect finish to a daily skin regime, offering instant cosmetic effects whilst delivering long term skincare benefits. With clinically proven instant and long term results, Purified Bee Venom and Manuka Honey work their age-defining magic to regenerate skin and create a flawless finish

Manuka Doctor ApiClear Range: Balance for Troubled Skin The gift of perfect skin – a daily skincare regimen to help balanced troubled skin with Purified Bee Venom. Reveal a more radiant complexion by eliminating daily impurities to combat the appearance of blemishes. The ApiClear skincare range provides hydrating properties to assist with invigorating and refreshing the skin, as well as reducing the appearance of scars. Dermatologically Tested, Clinically Proven. Use as directed, should not be used by people allergic to bee stings. References available on request


Celeb’s Natural Botox Secret

Time and environmental damage can decrease the collagen and elastin in your skin, which is what causes sagging and lines. Application of a safe level of Bee Venom tricks your skin into thinking it has been lightly stung by bees, this naturally stimulates your skin to produce collagen and elastin, this is why Bee Venom have been hailed by royals and celebrities as the nature alternative to Botox. Saintsco Bee Venom Mask is derived from all-natural ingredients and is free from artificial colouring and chemical preservatives that cause long-term skin damage. Bee Venom may sound intimidating, but the mask is formulated and tested to be as gentle as possible, creating naturally radiant beauty without harsh chemicals or cosmetic procedures.

No bees are harmed in the process, bees leave a bit of venom on a sheet of glass, when it is dried it is carefully scrapped off, so that is why Bee venom is more expensive per gram than gold. Bee Venom is a fantastic ingredient dating back more than a century ago. It has this instantly visible lifting and firming effect that can be seen and felt. The results are really quite exceptional. It is a highly biologically active ingredient, it improves blood circulation, supports the functionality of the pituitary-cortical system, has anti-oxidant effects and supports the immune system. The biggest advantage for skincare however is in bee venom’s unique ability to maximize the delivery of anti-ageing ingredients into your cells - Bee venom contains a number of unique low-molecule peptides and enzymes such as Phospholipase A2 and Hyaluronidase. Bee venom peptides supports normal blood circulation in the deepest layers of the skin. It improves metabolism and stimulates cell regeneration as well as elastin and collagen production. The Bee Venom Mask from Saintsco will literally reverse the aging process, soothing fine lines and wrinkles, softening with shea butter and lavender essential oils, and evening out skin tone, reducing the appearance of dark spots, and soothing skin irritation due to breakouts and allergic reactions. Repeated use of the bee venom mask increases

“The secret is out, Saintsco is taking the elite world by storm, it is seen on billboards and graces the pages of magazines, sponsoring fashion shows and horse racing, it is seen on airline business class also. Saintsco products are now also available in France, UK, Germany, USA, Canada, Hong Kong and China“ 138

effectiveness and further tightens and smoothes your face. While your skin continues to repair itself through bee venom stimulation, essential vitamins and oils formulated with the honey face mask, nourish your skin and give it a naturally radiant and healthy shine. So now the secret is out, Saintsco Bee Venom mask visibly lifts skin, removes lines and wrinkles, reverses damage and dark spots and is dermatological tested to support healthy, youthful skin. The end result is sweet, smooth, honey-kissed skin. www.saintsco.com

International Super Model Carrie Chiu, mother of two agrees, “After trying the products for about 2 weeks and honestly, I feel my skin is visibly tighter, My fine lines are removed and my pore sizes are reduced dramatically. It’s just so amazing! I can say using Bee Venom products as “Natural alternative to Botox!”


Natural Skin Care since 1967 drhauschka.co.nz

NATRUE/BDIH certified natural and organic skin care and make-up. Free from synthetic chemical fragrances, colours or preservatives, mineral oils, parabens, silicones and PEG.


Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream

Hydrate, Nourish and Protect The extraordinary qualities of the rose are used to their full potential in Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream. Supporting the skin to maintain a healthy moisture balance, Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream provides beneficial care that combines the strength and softness of the rose. Once applied, its hydrating effects last for many hours thanks to its unique moisturising properties. Available in two textures – Rose Day Cream Light and now in its NEW luxurious rich formulation, Rose Day Cream with Carnauba Wax, which provides the skin with even more protection.


Natural Luxury A vast array of natural skincare and cosmetic products exist on the market today. However, only a select few beauty companies strive to provide their customers with products offering high concentrations of the finest quality ingredients.


r. Haschuka’s 100% natural skincare and cosmetic products are crafted using high percentages of the best naturally-sourced ingredients that harmonise with the skin’s natural rhythm. It is through the interaction of these quality ingredients that the Dr. Haschuka brand has become synonymous with all that is natural and luxurious in skincare and beauty. In the 1920s, Austrian chemist Dr Rudolf Haschuka devised a method of extracting essences from plants to harness their natural medicines. Based around the cyclical rhythms of nature, Dr Haschuka’s method caught the attention of Stockholm-based cosmetologist Elisabeth Sigmund, who in 1964, began using extractions from Dr Haschuka in her oils and lotions. Sigmund hoped to create a beauty treatment method that taught the skin to self-correct its issues, and saw Dr Haschuka’s work as an opportunity to stimulate and strengthen the skin’s unique functions, while harnessing only the finest ingredients nature could provide. Collaboration between Haschuka and Sigmund led to the premier cosmetic line Dr. Haschuka, highly regarded within the beauty world and boasting an ever-growing international fanbase, all while staying true to the core values of natural ingredients and natural processes.


In fact, it may just be this focus on the natural that has led brand Dr. Haschuka to success after success. While other beauty companies embrace the ease and inexpensive nature of mass-produced, synthetic product, Dr. Haschuka remains committed to using only the best handpicked, biodynamicallyfarmed ingredients. To achieve maximum potency, the company handpicks each ingredient at dawn, when essential oils are at their strongest. The fresh ingredients are then laid down for a period of seven days, in which they undergo a cycle of rest and activity, enhancing the vital forces of the plant. The procedure mimics the cyclical processes of nature, extracting the desired nutrients in order to create the most natural of skincare and cosmetic ranges. Dr. Haschuka enjoys a strong fan base worldwide, including A-list celebrities like Kylie Minogue, Julia Roberts, Annabel Langbein, and Madonna, alongside a long-list of Hollywood stylists and makeup artists. Dr.Haschuka has continued to evolve and expand with the times, sourcing new natural ingredients and working on the forefront of beauty research. In spite of this constant development, Dr. Haschuka proudly retains its authenticity, an aspect absent from many modern beauty companies. Certain Dr. Haschuka products have achieved cult status in the beauty world, including the Dr. Haschuka Rose Day Cream which uses the invigorating powers of the rose to protect, calm and balance the skin.

Dr. Haschuka stands as one of the world’s premier brands of natural beauty and skincare, aspiring to work restore the skin’s natural balance and rid the body of unwanted toxins. The skin-care system recognises that skin is in a constant state of regeneration, designing products to cater to skin on different days and different phases of life. While some treatments try to create a ‘one-size-fits-all’ product, Dr. Haschuka aims to provide treatment that recognises changing skin conditions as they appear and disappear. For day-time use, the skin requires moisturizing waxes and essential oils to keep hydrated and protected from the elements. At night-time however, the skin must be given time to breathe, free from the toxins and congestion of everyday living. Like the body, mind and soul, the skin also needs time to rest. It is for this reason that the Dr. Haschuka night-time skincare range deliberately encourages the skin’s natural regeneration. At night, your skin does not require protection against environmental influences, but instead needs the chance to regenerate and breathe freely. A heavy cream would only slow down these processes and disturb the skin’s natural rhythm. Instead, Dr. Haschuka’s delicate night-time range renews your skin’s cells while also dispelling excess metabolic products through its pores. In a nod to the importance of natural skin regeneration, Dr. Haschuka launched the Regenerating Care Range for mature skin, working to lift, hydrate and brighten, leaving once-tired skin rejuvenated and radiant. Men and women who desire the finest in 100% natural skincare and cosmetics should seek out Dr. Haschuka. It is a product range that has withstood the test of time. For over 47 years, Dr. Haschuka has designed pure, natural skincare and cosmetics that harness the medicinal properties of handpicked plants, supporting the skin’s natural regeneration systems, leaving the user with a happy, biologically-balanced and radiant complexion. www.drhauschka.co.nz


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Firms, tones & visibly minimises fine lines & wrinkles Regenerating Day Cream Supports the skin’s natural regenerative

Refines, revitalizes & deeply cleanses Soothing Cleansing Milk

functions, enhances elasticity, balances moisture and leaves skin smooth, soft, firm and

Cleansing Milk gently removes dirt and make-up

supple. Antioxidant-rich red clover, acerola

prior to cleansing with Cleansing Cream.

berries, raspberry seed oil and shea butter

Soothing Cleansing Milk is a daily cleanser

protect against damage and support the skin’s

with harmonising, protective properties to calm

natural processes of renewal. Jojoba, avocado,

sensitivity and help diminish the appearance of redness,

sweet almond and olive oils replenish and

whilst anthyllis, jojoba and almond oil maintain the skin’s

smooth. Use in the morning, after cleansing

natural protective function. For sensitive skin and all skin

with Cleansing Cream and toning with

conditions for make-up removal.

Regenerating Serum.

Visibly replenishes, lifts & tones

Easy application, precise & vivid

Regenerating Serum

Eyeliner Liquid

Supports the skin’s natural regenerative functions,

The fine brush on the Liquid Eyeliner, available in

of fine lines and wrinkles. Also soothes reddened,

black and brown, allows for the easy application

sensitive skin. Quince seed and bryophyllum extracts,

of a precise and vivid line that is both long-

antioxidant-rich red clover and nutrient-rich clover

lasting and moisturising to the skin. Eyebright

blossom honey actively firm, smooth and protect. Use

and blacktea soothe the delicate skin around the

in the morning after cleansing, apply 1-2 pumps to the

eyes, while rose wax and beeswax protect the

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Linden Leaves Celebrating 20 years in 2015, Linden Leaves is the New Zealand beauty brand of choice for a loyal following both at home in New Zealand, and around the world.


ounder Brigit Blair is devoted to creating beautiful and natural skin care, body care products and fragrance items for around the home. Beginning the Linden Leaves journey from a humble work from home set up, Brigit knows the truth in the saying that necessity is the mother of invention. As a mother of three, Brigit struggled to find beautiful, non-pharmaceutical products that she could use on her two children, both of whom suffered from serious ezcema, asthma and allergies. Not keen on the dowdy packaging and chemical components in the options that were available to her, Brigit launched her own brand, Linden Leaves. Her main mission? To inject a little piece of delight into the family’s daily bathtime routine. Nearly twenty years on and Linden Leaves is a brand which can truly rave about its customer loyalty, “people who try Linden Leaves products tend to get completely hooked and just keep


on coming back”, says Brigit, “many of our most loyal customers have even been with us since our very first years in business.” Linden Leaves Head Office is based in Christchurch, the home of the brand since its inception, they now also have a team based in Auckland and are rapidly expanding their international distribution to keep up with the growing global demand for natural and effective skin care and body care products, especially those who are able to boast that they are proudly ‘Made in New Zealand’. One of the real milestone achievements in 2014 was their Natur Skincare line gaining 100% NATRUE certification, officially making them an international leader in the natural skincare product market, and helping consumers to make informed choices about the ingredients of the products they are putting on their skin. “Receiving the NATRUE Certification endorses the integrity and

care that has been paramount in our product development over the past 20 years” says Brigit. “Many companies claim to be natural or organic, and some are even certified,” mentions Brigit, “but when you dig into it, only one or two products might meet the criteria, or even none at all! We are pleased to be able to offer our customers a range that is 100% certified – every single product meets the criteria and the certification is to an international standard.” Amazing oils is what really makes Linden Leaves so special, and sets it apart from the growing multitude of beauty brands in the market – it’s fierce competition out there! In particular is Linden Leave’s Miraculous Facial Oil and their beautiful, artfully created Body Oils from their Aromatherapy Synergy range. Each body oil that Linden Leaves’ produces takes up to 14 days to hand make. After the hand-picked fruit and flowers complete an intensive 10

day freeze-dry process, every single bottle is carefully hand filled by the talented team at the Linden Leaves atelier in Christchurch. Linden Leaves Body Oils don’t just look pretty and smell exquiste, they’re also an effective skin moisturiser. Formulated from a blend of nutritious Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Rosehip Oil and Avocado Oil, each bottle is not only a little work of art and slice of heaven, but is also an anti-oxidant and omega rich nurturing and protective treat for the skin. The Linden Leaves team have been advocating body oil as a skin product for nearly 20 years and are happy that the trend for oils has really caught on recently. “Oils are really a big part of what we do”, says Brigit, “there is nothing quite like a natural oil when it comes to restoring and maintaining gorgeous, healthy and youthful looking skin. They contain everything your skin needs and none of the nasties that many people are allergic to.”


While facial and body oils are definitely on the staff and customer favourite product list, the Linden Leaves range contains a number of other cult hits. “We have customers writing to us to rave about our hand creams” says Brigit, “people love how fast they absorb and how rich and nourishing they are, without being greasy.” Other best sellers include the Porcelain Brightening Serum from the Natural Skincare range, which customers love for its brightening ability, and the Eye Rescue Serum, which cools and soothes around the eye area, helping to reduce puffiness, plump out fine lines and wrinkles and banish the effects of too many late nights! Something all of us could take advantage of. All of the products from Linden Leaves are made right here in New Zealand and the team believe this is an important part of the appeal, especially for international customers. “People do trust New Zealand made for quality,” says Brigit, “and authenticity, transparency and quality are cornerstones of our philosophy.” Thanks to an ever increasing acceptance of online shopping by customers around the world, Linden Leaves is now able to reach the international audience in the most far flung places from their


website. They receive orders from all corners of the globe and many people have discovered the brand either during a trip to New Zealand, or as a gift from someone who has. “It’s really a pleasure for us to be able to represent New Zealand on the global stage” comments Brigit. “We believe our New Zealand-ness is really a key part of who we are as a company and as a brand. We have a very ethical approach to business and the quality of our product comes first and foremost, so it’s a really wonderful reward that people love to take our products for themselves and to gift Linden Leaves as a token of their New Zealand experience.” So what’s next for this home-grown beauty success story? Brigit already has her sights on the future; “we are really looking forward to celebrating all year long in 2015, we have lots of fabulous events and customer offers planned, as well as some exciting new products in the pipeline. It is our opportunity to say a huge, heartfelt thank you to our wonderful customers and retailers, and to make sure anyone who hasn’t discovered Linden Leaves yet gets the opportunity!” www.lindenleaves.com


“Skincare that puts the ‘Beauty’ back in to Beauty Therapy” - Melanie Comins, MLC Skincare


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Following the worldwide success of emerginC’s Scientific Organics face range, emerginC is proud to launch

Scientific Organics Body body treatments Containing some of the most advanced and innovative ingredients from nature, this complete range of 100% natural spa treatments and home care products deliver you uncompromising results. Your body will thank you!

All Scientific Organics products are 100% natural and contain a minimum of 70% organic ingredients.

For more information on emerginC and emerginC Scientific Organics, contact: PO Box 90505, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142 P: 09 623 3049 | M: 027 663 8164 | E: info@mlcskincare.co.nz | W: www.mlcskincare.co.nz


Welcome TO THE

World of Whish! 100% L! NATURA

Welcome to the World of Whish! A100% natural range of luxurious body and bath essentials that includes delicious body washes, scrubs, hair growth inhibitors, shave creams, body oils and more. All created to polish, pamper, smooth and indulge your body from tip to toe. Whish body products contain no nasty ingredients - only safe, skin-friendly ones sourced from nature, including organic shea and raspberry butters, organic aloe, organic sugar cane, vitamin E, organic avocado oil, seaweeds and many more skin saving delights. Your Whish is about to be granted! Available from beauty therapists nationwide. For your nearest stockist visit www.mlcskincare.co.nz. PO Box 90505, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142, New Zealand P: 09 623 3049 | M: 027 663 8164 | E: info@mlcskincare.co.nz | W: www.mlcskincare.co.nz

testimonials... “After I discovered emerginC products more than 3 years ago, I never wanted to try any other facial products. emerginC makes my skin healthy and glowing even in the harsh New Zealand winter! I highly recommend this product to anyone.”

- Cleo, Auckland “I have always been a cheap and cheerful girl with regards to using skin products. After being introduced to emerginC I am definitely a convert to the power of using good quality products that are correctly ‘prescribed’ for my skin. My pores have become less noticeable, my skin tone more even and I have had far less congestion and break outs. I’m certain that this is because I have been using emerginC which is a gorgeous product.”

Elizabeth, Auckland “I have been using emerginC for 7 years and absolutely love it! I love that I can go to salon and get a facial that will instantly change the way my skin looks and feels and… with a little emerginC home care I can have perfect skin every day. I don’t think I could ever give up my relationship with emerginC it is just too good!”

Trish, Christchurch “I am in the ‘older’ age group and for some considerable time my skin has been very troublesome with constant breakouts which at my age are very embarrassing. About six months ago I was introduced to emerginC and my skin is now clear, with a wonderful texture, it is soft and glows with a radiance I haven’t seen in years. I am truly grateful to Melanie and emerginC”

Carole, Taupo “I have used many skin care products over the years with little success. Having a very sensitive skin with rosacea has made skin care a challenge. That was, until emerginC. Within 3 months of using emerginC you could see a massive improvement in my skin. The lumps under my skin were disappearing and the very high colour had lessened dramatically. 4 & ½ years later I feel blessed for the results we have all achieved. A very special thank you to Mel from emerginC and the team at Silk Spa for all their help and advice.”

Judy, New Plymouth

PO Box 90505, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142, New Zealand P: 09 623 3049 | M: 027 663 8164 | E: info@mlcskincare.co.nz | W: www.mlcskincare.co.nz

UVA/UVB Defence SPF 50+ For all skin types. Daily facial moisturiser with very high SPF protection.

GENTLE SKIN CLEANSING CLOTHS Ultra soft and gentle for even the most sensitive skin. NEW!


INTENSIVE MOISTURISING CREAM For very dry hands, feet, elbows & knees. Rapid, long lasting moisturiser with Shea butter.

MOISTURISING LOTION For all skin types. Light hydration for everyday use.

DAILY ADVANCE™ ULTRA HYDRATING LOTION For dry to very dry skin. Clinically proven to hydrate and protect dry skin for 24 hours.

OILY SKIN CLEANSER For oily skin. Removes excess oil without drying.

Find Cetaphil at Pharmacies, Supermarkets & Department Stores nationwide

MOISTURISING CREAM For dry, sensitive skin. Everyday moisturiser for long-lasting hydration.

GENTLE SKIN CLEANSER For all skin types. Soap & fragrance free, gentle formula softens as it cleanses.

Cetaphil® has been available in New Zealand and Australia for over 30 years. The brand has established itself as a name which is synonymous with quality skincare, and is recommended by Dermatologists internationally. Cetaphil® is also suitable for use on skin requiring special care including skin prone to acne, eczema, rosacea and psoriasis. The range is fragrance free and importantly, non-comedogenic, therefore won’t block pores. For more information visit: www.cetaphil.co.nz

Cleanse, moisturise, protect Enjoy your healthy skin ®TM Trademarks, Galderma Australia. www.cetaphil.co.nz Call 0800 174 104

“Dminish NZ, introducing the amazing SilcSkin Pads, which removes wrinkles while you sleep” - Sue


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minish NZ was started in 2009, after I found the answer to getting rid of my chest wrinkles and lines. I had deep lines running down my neckline to my chest creating the perfect “v”. After trialling and testing many neck and décolleté creams they would not fade away. I eventually did my own research and found Calvet Cosmetics, in the USA. I ordered a SilcSkin Décolleté Pad and never looked back. I was really impressed with the results, after one use at least 75% of my lines had faded, my skin felt and looked smoother, and I couldn’t believe it. I wore the pad for a further two nights and my lines were gone. I was absolutely delighted! I wanted to wear a low V neck dress to a party and this had just solved all my problems, I was so happy. I contacted Camille Calvet, creator of the SilcSkin Pads, put together a business plan and started Dminish NZ, becoming the sole distributor for New Zealand. The rest is history, five years later I run a successful website based business, Dminish NZ, selling the SilcSkin Pads to the wonderful women of New Zealand. I’m now branching into the wholesale market, giving beauticians, spas and other retail outlets an opportunity to stock our products. Camille Calvet is an Emmy Award-winning makeup artist; her SilcSkin products are manufactured in the USA and are made

from 100% medical grade reusable silicone pads that are comfortably worn while sleeping. These pads help soften lines and wrinkles leaving skin youthfully rejuvenated. Calvet states, “if a scene called for a movie star to be in a bikini or a low cut dress, I had my hands full trying to get rid of those wrinkles.” As a special effects makeup artist, Calvet worked extensively with silicone and discovered the healing and softening properties when applied on scars, “with some research, I found that Silicone gel sheeting was being used to heal Keloid scarring. I wondered if I could use silicone to treat wrinkles as effectively,” says Calvet. By discovering the benefits of silicone on the skin, Calvet developed the Décolleté pad into a successful anti-aging and cosmetic surgery alternative. With the success of the Décolleté Pad, Calvet began to experiment with using the silicone pads on the face. Calvet discovered similar results in the reduction of fine lines, so she developed the product “SilcSkin Facial Pads, that are designed for people who either can’t use injectables or don’t want to. A surprising twist is that the pads actually improve the longevity of injectables if you do have them.” SilcSkin Facial Pads are for the brow, eye and mouth areas of the face, giving individuals simple and economic alternatives to cosmetic surgery. www.dminish.co.nz www.dminish.co.nz 157

Designed by two-time Emmy award winning, Hollywood makeup artist, Camille Calvet, Dminish SilcSkin products are all reusable, self adhesive and 100% Medical Grade Silicone. SilcSkin products look to reduce existing wrinkles and expression lines and correct and prevent further lines from forming. Buy online today at www.dminish.co.nz


SilcSkin Decollette Pads Decollette Pads are designed to correct and prevent chest lines caused by sleeping on your side, sun damage, ageing and gravity. Decollette Pads prevent chest muscles from forming creases while sleeping, as well as smoothing existing lines while awake. Very subtle and discreet to wear, any time of day. Made of 100% medical grade silicone. No allergy causing latex, urethanes or adhesives. A less expensive and less irritating alternative to Botox, dermabrasion or retinol creams with outstanding results! Apply the reusable self adhesive silicone pad to the chest while sleeping or 20-60 minutes any time of the day to help return chest skin to a more youthful and supple appearance. Pads may be washed without losing their adhesive quality. Pads usually last between 30-60 days depending on usage time.

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The Queen Bee of Beauty


n the quest for the perfect anti-aging solution, more and more women are opting for non-surgical alternatives, like Botox and fillers. However, these alternatives are often laden with chemicals and can be potentially harmful to sensitive, aging skin.

BeeBio’s Manuka Honey Anti-Aging Skincare range offers a healthy, natural alternative to anti-aging products found on the market today. By harnessing the power of New Zealand Manuka Honey and Bee Venom, users can achieve long-term anti-aging benefits, actively combating the visible signs of aging. Unlike other beeinspired products on the market, BeeBio is both the only range with high enough levels of its active key ingredients to be topically effective, and the only range that is scientifically supported. All of BeeBio products contain high levels of +16 medical-grade Manuka Honey, ensuring that users enjoy visible, long-term treatment. The Active Manuka Honey, Royal Jelly, Bee Venom and Superfruit Extract used within the range are sourced exclusively from New Zealand. The active Manuka Honey and Venom are produced by the bees that pollinate the native Manuka Bush. While Bee Venom may sound slightly alarming at first, the healing properties of bee-centric skincare can actually be traced back to the ancient civilizations of Egypt and Greece. Furthermore, the bees do not dislodge their stingers in the process of venom collection – resulting in minimal disruption for the bees and a clear conscience for the consumer. Honey has long been celebrated as one of the original plant ‘super foods’ with wide-ranging health benefits, including stimulating the immune system and aiding the regeneration of skin cells. The Bio-active Manuka Honey (Non-Peroxide Activity) is unique in its abilities to draw moisture into the skin, making it one of the most nourishing honeys on the market. BeeBio Skincare uses NZ Manuka Honey, Bee Venom and Super 160

Fruits Extract to stimulate cell generation and naturally produce the elastin and collagen needed to lift, plump and tighten tired skin. The Venomenous Masque uses a powder form of Bee Venom to firm, brighten and plump mature skin, visibly reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Similarly, the Active. Manuka Honey Day and Night Crèmes boost the natural nutrients of the skin, revitalizing and nourishing to counteract visible signs of aging. Throughout the entire BeeBio range, the active ingredients work to combat skin dryness and increase elasticity, brightening dull skin to promote an even skin tone, free from dark spots and pigmentation. Dedicated to making women look and feel fabulous, BeeBio utilizes the power of this Active Manuka Honey to provide multi-functional products with maximum benefits, combating the visible signs of aging. The BeeBio Manuka Honey Anti-Aging Skincare range offer a perfect marriage between science and nature, designed to work with time, rather than against it. By smoothing, lifting and rejuvenating tired skin, a BeeBio user will enjoy a brighter, more youthful complexion. By harnessing the natural elements of our native New Zealand environment, BeeBio Skincare succeeds in creating a natural, healthy and effective anti-aging alternative. BeeBio products contain no artificial colours, fragrances or parabens, ensuring that each and every product encapsulates a truly natural New Zealand essence. www.beebioskin.com

Pioneering Plantae

The revolutionary organic and natural skincare industry


rganic is all the rage lately and this comes as no surprise to the team at Plantae Certified Organic Skincare. Director and Formulator Carol Priest has had a love for science since way back, and after returning from overseas experience in the late seventies, she discovered that there were no natural skincare products available in New Zealand that she felt were safe enough to use on her own skin. With her own problem skin, Carol found that conventional products were ineffective and sometimes made her skin problems worse! She brought back some herbal products from her travels in the UK and found they were gentle and effective. Using these products, her skin was left feeling noticeably healthier and free from blemishes. Working for Glaxo as a chemical analyst was an opportunity for Carol to analyse numerous raw materials, it also awakened her interest in working with pure, plant-based materials. After starting a family, Carol began substituting toxic chemicals with pure plant sourced ingredients into her own skincare formulations. This passion evolved into a successful business; Plantae. Carol and the team are completely committed to ensuring that Plantae products are not only pure, but beneficial and effective. Every consumer who uses them has complete confidence and peace of mind in their safety and efficacy. ‘Natural’ isn’t enough these days, and people actively seek organic products because they are aware of what goes on in production processes as well as the misleading ‘greenwashing’ that occurs. Carol works closely with her suppliers to ensure that they deliver the very best. Transparency is important, and each supplier is audited annually by BioGro. This certification process is expensive, but for Plantae, it’s an essential. They take pride in having ingredients that meet the highest of standards. BioGro certification is recognised around the world and discerning customers demand and expect this degree of accountability from premium products like Plantae’s. So what makes Plantae skincare different? many organic skincare ranges promote themselves as organic, however in many cases, only one or two of their products are certified organic – not all. With Plantae, every product is certified organic and contains a minimum of 95% certified organic ingredients. This impressive percentage enables Plantae to display the BioGro logo on the front of their packaging, something Carol and the rest of the Plantae team are very proud of as it reflects the passion and dedication that goes into sourcing their ingredients, the close working relationships they have with suppliers, and the expertise and knowledge that goes into perfecting their formulas. The difference is obvious. Carol meticulously researches every single ingredient. They all require the BioGro approval and must also be compliant with the new strict EU regulations. This means that their suppliers also undergo rigorous compliance audits to mitigate any health risk to consumers. www.plantae.co.nz 162

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Olive; The Natural Choice in Skincare The Simunovich Olive Estate, a family owned company in New Zealand, has created Olive, a natural botanically inspired skincare range.


he Simunovich family first began cultivating olive trees on the beautiful islands of Brac in Croatia, a tradition now proudly continued on New Zealand’s iconic olive grove in Bombay, Auckland.

Extracts from the olive tree are packed with anti-aging compounds for the face and body. The purity and goodness of the estate’s own powerhouse antioxidants, extra virgin olive oil and olive leaf extract, enhanced with carefully selected active plant extracts, combine respectfully with science in their cutting-edge laboratory to deliver the best possible natural and effective skincare for the whole family. The olive estate’s own award winning extra virgin olive oil which is rich in antioxidants, essential vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, deeply moisturises, softens and revitalises the skin. Olive leaf extract with its potent antioxidant, antibacterial and antiinflammatory properties combats free radicals that can damage individual skin cells. “Olives have been used to promote health and beauty in the Mediterranean for centuries. Extra virgin olive oil is recognised for its nutritional benefits and its natural ability to deeply moisturise, soften and replenish the skin and assists in the natural regeneration of skin cells.” - Kate Robertson, Medical Herbalist.

Olive has designed a complete range of natural skincare. Their 100% Natural Skincare Oils for the face and body assist with scars, stretch marks, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, sensitive and dry skin. Top Olive skincare oils include the ‘100% Natural Skincare Oil’ for the body and ‘Certified Organic Olive Leaf Rosehip Oil’ for the face. These products can be applied directly to the skin or mixed with your daily moisturiser for a hydrating effective boost for all skin types. The ‘Certified Organic Olive Leaf Rosehip Oil’ combines two of nature’s most effective botanicals, olive leaf extract and certified organic rosehip oil. Rosehip Oil is rich in Vitamin A and essential fatty acids including Omega 3 and 6, known to promote collagen renewal and minimise moisture loss, to naturally improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks and fine lines, promoting smoother and well hydrated skin. The ‘100% Natural Skincare Oil’ synergistically blends powerful olive actives with calendula, kiwi seed extract, sea buckthorn, ginger extract and rosehip oil, enhancing cell regeneration and help reduce the appearance of post surgical scars and stretch marks. Olive skincare can be purchased through selected pharmacies, Farmers stores and online at: www.simuolive.co.nz


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Why Azurlis Natural Skin Care?


Skin care to nurture the soul


n the growing and competitive market of natural and organic skincare, it’s hard to stand out. But fresh on the scene Azurlis natural skincare, are blazing their way through. Dr Fernanda da Silva Tatley set out with a clear mission in mind – to create a natural skin care range that supports environmentally friendly practices and is rich on elements of nature that are beneficial to the body, the mind and the soul. Fernanda’s approach to skincare reflects a balance between science and soul. This holistic approach to skin, body and soul care is an extension of how she sees the world around her. Azurlis products have been formulated with especially selected natural botanical oils, waxes and water distillates. Each are known for their soothing, softening, penetrating, moisturizing, regenerating, protecting and anti-oxidant properties. They’ve created a line of products which not only feel great on your skin, but are also good for you. What makes the brand even more impressive is that all products are ethical, as Fernanda and her team believe in beauty without cruelty. Products within the Azurlis line are also New Zealand vegetarian society approved, aren’t tested on animals, and contain no animal products or bi products. This is something Azurlis are extremely proud about. The products are also currently going through the BioGro organic certification process. The Azurlis philosophy reflects a holistic approach to skin, body and soul care. They fuse knowledge gained from scientific research and ancient principles that stand the test of time. This integrative approach was designed to enhance the benefits of botanical extracts to create a skin care range inspired by nature to enrich the skin and calm the soul. Within the Azurlis line, products are grouped into collections; Anti-ageing, dry and sensitive, normal and combinations, Rosacea, acne prone, teens and men. All of the products are not just made in New Zealand, but they are crafted with great care and precision. Azurlis really listen to their customers and have created a skincare line that is inspired by nature and created with soul. www.azurlis.co.nz


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“Mention the Beauty Book to your stockist and get an amazing 10% discount”

Drippin in GOLD Just when you thought that a facial couldn’t be any more of a luxury… With a mix of Actives from France, Organics from New Zealand & Gold for anti-aging results..


hroughout history, gold has been recognised for its luxury and beautifying properties. Historians have long maintained that Cleopatra would use pure gold as a tool to maintain youthful skin by reportedly sleeping in a gold mask every night. Similarly in ancient Rome, gold slaved were used for the treatment of a variety of skin problems. In ancient Chinese medicine, gold was seen as a ‘key to youth’: the queen of the Ch’ing dynasty would use a gold massage roller on her face every day. It’s said that these gold facials are based on the ancient Indian healing art of Ayurveda and boasts skin that’s natural, youthful and glowing. As an anti-aging active, organic skin care range, Nahaia Active Organics is a proud New Zealand made brand with actives from France. The difference is that Nahaia’s Organic skin care products, actually contains Gold too. This is the reason we developed the Facial to include the 24kt Gold Leaf facial, as Gold was already part of our theme. Our facials also focus on plenty of massage for reducing stress. You can find this exclusive range at 5 Star Spas, Medi-spas,


Beauty Salons and Health Retreats throughout New Zealand and Internationally. Indulge yourself with one of Nahaia’s 24-carat gold leaf facials, which sees gold leaf applied to the face, then it is actually absorbed by massaging into the skin, with our ‘liquid gold’ oil. So what makes the gold so illustrious? Gold actually slows down collagen depletion and the breakdown of elastin to prevent sagging. It can stimulate cellular growth of the basal layer to regenerate healthy, firm skin cells and provide a tightening effect. It also is known to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and the appearance of sun damage and age spots. Gold’s antiinflammatory properties also decrease skin inflammation, thereby slowing down melanin secretion and reduces age spots. These organic & gold-based facial spa treatments by Nahaia Active Organics start at just $165 and take sixty - ninety minutes. Some say its magic, some say it’s the hottest thing in the beauty shows, find out for yourself as you’re drippin’ in gold. For enquiries on having facials or stocking Nahaia Active Organics & 24kt Gold Facial Treatment, please contact Sales at NZ 0800 233 869 or +6494788123, email info@nahaia.com or visit the website: www.nahaia.com

Soak your feet and get rid of those toxins

“Mention the Beauty Book to your stockist and get an amazing 10% discount”

BioPulse increases vitality with every footpath and can be anti-aging if used on a regular basis.


ahaia Russ has been practising naturopathic and healing therapies for about 17 years. A guru in her own right for the last ten years she has been specialising in detox and chelation therapies. “Toxins such as heavy metals and chemicals are fat-soluble and easy to get into the body, but are very difficult to get out,” Nahaia comments, “they can cause a myriad of health problems arising from disruption to cell function.” While people are born with toxins and they are naturally present in everyone, we’re constantly exposed to them through our environment and the food we eat. The body of course detoxifies daily but this is not always sufficient to prevent the build up of acids which lead to health problems. Because of this, Nahaia saw there was a need for people to have an easily accessible, holistic approach to reducing toxins which was neither difficult not unpleasant. Thus the BioPulse Ionic Foot Spa was created. Nahaia discovered the BioPulse Ionic Foot Spa with Frequencies machines in 2003. She tried them out for a year before she decided to introduce them into her clinic, “they transformed my life at the time, and the longer I did it the better I felt.” Nahaia is the exclusive distributor of this machine which works by immersing your feet into these footbaths. After ten minutes, toxins begin to be eliminated into the salted water in the footbath via the feet. This immersion energises the body and stimulates cell membranes to cleanse over the next 48 hours. The whole process is painless and Nahaia comments, “You don’t feel like

you’re detoxing.” It works by separating the hydrogen from the oxygen in the water, which is charging the cell membrane to cleanse itself via normal detoxification channels in the body. By sending these electrical signals to the bloodstream, it causes the body to receive negatively-charged ions and oxygen to rid itself of accumulated toxins. BioPulse increases vitality with every footpath and can be anti-aging if used on a regular basis. Because toxins are no longer clogging the cells, nutrients can get in, meaning users of the BioPulse look younger and feel more energised. This is an area of passion for Nahaia who says that the best health insurance anyone can have is to make sure they don’t have the toxicity sitting in their bodies, waiting to cause health problems. Nahaia Russ N.D is director of Bio Cleanse NZ Ltd which holds the exclusive distribution of the BioPulse Ionic Foot Spa with frequencies, in New Zealand and overseas. Bio Cleanse NZ Ltd offers this technology to Spas, Beauty Salons, Natural Health Practitioners and Doctors. Contact Bio Cleanse NZ now by calling: Free Phone NZ number 0800 233 869 Office +64 9 4788123 International: +649 4788123 Mobile: +64 21 633109 www.biopulse.co.nz


Beauty Therapy


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beauty therapist n. (Business / professions) A person whose job is to carry out treatments to improve a person’s appearance, such as facials, manicures, removal of unwanted hair, etc

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Forever Shine Ronita Sharma is one in a million. Experienced and highly qualified, Ronita has over ten years of International and New Zealand experience under her belt.


he holds a Diploma from the New Zealand Association of Beauty Therapists and is also a member of the Ayurvedic Skin and Beauty Therapy at AIAS in New Zealand. Being nominated for Business Woman of the year is a huge honor, but winning it is even better and this is exactly what Ronita has achieved. She is also a celebrity Beauty Therapist and takes care of TV3’s news reporter’s beauty needs. Ronita is the owner of Forever Shine Beauty Therapy, a chain of three stores locations such as Mt Eden, Newton and Wellington and she even hopes to open three new clinics in the coming future in Sydney, Queenstown and Christchurch. Forever Shine has grown organically, through word of mouth and recommendations. Quite simply, Ronita and her team’s talents speak for itself. Ronita remains hugely passionate about her work and helping women look and feel their best, “We must be doing something right as we just keep growing!” New demand from clients means Ronita can successfully keep expanding her business. Forever Shine offers a full range of beauty therapy treatments and is proud to only use natural, organic and chemical-free products. Ronita is adamant on the fact that our skin is our largest organ and we must be careful about what we put on it. She’s gained a reputation for excellent eye brow shaping and as a Threading Specialist, which is offered at the bargain price of $15, “clients visit from all over the place just for this organic hair removal service.” Full face-threading is also popular where facial hairs are removed with organic cotton – an excellent anti-aging treatment that doesn’t stretch the skin. Other popular treatments include organic Brazilian waxing. Ronita explains that because she uses organic products, you don’t have to worry about in-grown hairs. Organic facials are also an attraction, where the organic products used contribute to fantastic, blemish free results.

supporting their students and graduates in fulfilling their ambitions through offering the best training and a wealth of opportunity to find their niche. In a rapidly expanding industry, Ronita’s professional approach has won her favorable acclaim among her peers and customers alike. With a love and care for all her clients needs, Ronita encompasses a holistic approach to health and beauty. 29c Mount Eden Road, Eden Terrace Ph: +64 9 358 0830 www.forevershinebeauty.com

At Forever Shine, their mission is simple; to provide a holistic approach to caring for the skin and senses of the client, through natural and traditional skincare. They use medical Ayurvedic treatments, with the articulate application of consistency, safety and dedication. Because of the demand for well qualified beauty therapists with international standards, Ronita offers qualified training in all aspects of beauty and spa therapy. She offers exciting prospects of employment for graduates and provides them with the highest caliber of training. Ronita and her team are committed to 175

Sleeping Beauty


e all know how a late night can show on your face. The dehydration, tell-tale dark circles, the sallow, ashen skin and what often feels like an overnight increase in lines and wrinkles! But why does a lack of sleep seem to have these effects on our skin? Well, sleep is a time of repair and regeneration for your entire body, including your skin. When you are deep in the land of nod, the secretion of human growth hormone increases which plays a crucial role in the healing of cells and tissues throughout the entire body. When you skimp on sleep the body doesn’t get that crucial repair time and this can show on your face. Fine lines become more obvious, dark circles rear their ugly head and your complexion can become pale and dull. Skin can also become droopy, as muscle tone can also be diminished by lack of sleep. Poor sleep quality can also play real havoc with the ability of the skin to maintain its barrier function. This can be a real problem as the skin barrier locks in moisture and prevents foreign matter including bacteria and allergens from getting in. Not getting enough sleep and repair affects the skin barrier’s ability to do its job and can lead to dehydration, which, in turn, makes fine lines more noticeable. As skin may be more


susceptible to foreign matter getting into the deeper layers of the skin, this can mean pimples, rosacea, ultra-sensitive skin and allergies. So what we all need is better more regenerative beauty sleep! Fortunately Mother Nature has provided a wonderful superfruit which can really help to support healthy sleep patterns. Super fruit Montmorency cherry, a variety of tart cherry (Prunus cerasus), is one of the few known foods to naturally contain an appreciable amount of substances that gently amplify the body’s own sleep message. It is also shown to support people with sleep cycles disrupted by long-term sleeplessness, shift work and jet lag. Radiance® Tart Cherry Sleep provides premium Montmorency tart cherry skin extract to help support a healthy, relaxed mind while also supporting a full nights, restful sleep. Just one to capsules is all you need to make relaxing and getting a much needed, beauty sleep a breeze. Available from selected health stores and pharmacies. www.radiancesupplements.co.nz Vitamins are supplementary to a healthy balanced diet. Always read the label and use as directed. TAPS PP5966

Here at The Beauty Chambers we offer a wide range of treatments, which include customised Dermalogica skin treatments, spray tans, relaxing manicures and pedicures, hair removal and waxing and maintenance beauty therapy treatments.

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Massage Me

An Indulgence you can make a habit of...


assage Me Day Spa promises you a range of treatments that cater to your every need. They focus on offering your value, improvised health and well being, whilst allowing you to relax and drift into a blissful state. Catering for their clients is Massage Me’s main priority so they make sure their skilled and passionate therapists give you the attention you deserve! With thirteen massage options available at Massage Me, their signature style massage is Fusion, which is a unique combination of Western and Eastern styles. In winter their most popular massage is the Hot Stone Massage, which increases body circulation, relieves pain associated with a number of conditions and provides a deep relief to muscle aches, pains and tensions. They also have a variety of facial treatments available. At Massage Me Day Spa, taking care of your skin is essential. Their facials help restore new skin cells so that you can always reveal your healthy younger skin. Customers can mix and match with sessions so they get exactly the treatment they like.


Massage Me promotes natural glowing skin that stays nourished with future treatments. Offering a natural alternative to skin care with products that encapsulates the essence of New Zealand, Massage Me is the perfect choice for New Zealanders and visitors who desire a “kiwi” inspired spa experience. Being located in the trendy area of Britomart, customers can go shopping, visit one of the numerous surrounding restaurants before or after treatments at Massage me without rush, because they provide free parking at the Britomart carpark. On top of this, Massage Me have other facilities that customers are able to take advantage of if they book services. Feel like a swim? Need a shower? Fancy a Sauna? All are available when you book through Massage Me. Even more convenient is that it’s so close to the ferry terminal, Britomart trains and bus stations! PH: 09 302 0272 www.massagemedayspa.co.nz

Drift into a blissful state. Massage Me Day Spa Auckland can promise you a range of treatments that cater to your every need. We focus on offering you value, improved health and well-being, whilst allowing you to relax and drift into a blissful state.

Caring for our clients is our main priority so we make sure our skilled passionate therapists give you the attention you deserve. We are a positive indulgence you can afford to make a habit of.

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t Ponsonby IPL Clinic, they understand that sometimes, nature needs a hand. Elizabeth Richardson has over 17 years of experience in the beauty industry and is the owner and operator of Ponsonby IPL Clinic.

Situated in the bustling suburb of Ponsonby on Richmond Road, the Ponsonby IPL Clinic works to make you more beautiful inside and out. Some of the services they provide include laser hair removal and IPL services, IPL hair and skin treatments, hair removal, pigmentation and age spot treatments, acne scarring treatments, cellulite and firming stretch marks. You name it they do it! The staff at Ponsonby IPL are well trained and armed with knowledge. Each as friendly as the next they work to ensure each client leaves satisfied. IPL or Intense Pulsed Light as it stands for, is permanent hair reduction. The IPL for hair removal uses various light frequencies to target pigmentation in the hair. They use only the top of the line machines at Ponsonby IPL and Elizabeth herself specialises in IPL Hair Removal and Facial Rejuvenation. How the treatment works is that the light output from the applicator is absorbed by the melanin (colour) in the hair. This then heats up the hair follicle and disables the hair germination cells so it cannot grow back. For those curious about IPL, it’s important to know the before and after care. Before undertaking IPL it is important that you shave the selected area 24 hours prior. This is so hair growth can be monitored and so your beauty therapist can adjust the treatment for you. After IPL it is important to avoid having a bath, hot shower, heavy exercise, swimming in spas or pools and being in the sun for 24-48 hours after treatment. Most clients require 10-12 treatments, usually 4-6 weeks apart, as hair grows in cycles. Each cycle if IPL deals to the hair that is present at that time, so it can vary between individuals as how often they have to return. While IPL is more expensive initially than waxing, once you have had your treatments you will only need the occasional maintenance treatment. Besides IPL for women, the Ponsonby clinic also offers IPL to men. They offer facial rejuvenation treatments and have a range of options that can be suited to all skin types. A new addition to Ponsonby IPL Clinic is dermal filler treatments and Botulin toxin treatments which will be available on select Fridays. They also offer packages at competitive prices. Elizabeth and her team love what they do. They’re passionate about their client’s needs, offering them information on aftercare and working to get them results. Her latest venture is selling body wraps, skincare and detox products under the umbrella of her new clinic “It Works”. These products are featured on her facebook page and are available online. Elizabeth loves the relationships she builds with her clientele and urges you to give Ponsonby IPL a visit! Elizabeth’s latest venture is her “It Works” body wraps - perfect in time for summer! If you want a non-invasive, affordable fix to take you from flab to fab, try this safe solution. www.ponsonbyiplclinic.com www.facebook.com/ponsonbyIPL www.ponsonbyiplclinic.org


ACHIEVE BEAUTIFUL SKIN AT ANY AGE WITH OMNILUX™ For the treatment of fine lines, wrinkles and sun damage – even for improved wound healing. You’re after more rejuvenation than a normal facial, but not ready for intrusive procedures. OMNILUX reviveTM uses Light Therapy to reach areas of your skin that your therapist’s hands can’t. It works by complementing the body’s own ability to refresh skin, renew moisture and plump it naturally so, unlike laser or IPL, it’s non-invasive and even relaxing. OMNILUXTM works to revive your skin naturally and to help your skin care products work harder. To find a OMNILUX™ salon near you contact Self Care Group at info@selfcaregroup.co.nz or phone: 0800 105 107


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How do you choose a beauty therapy experience that you’ll really love?

Let’s face it: New beauty salons are appearing at every street corner, each with offers more tempting than the next. So how do you choose a place where you’ll feel good afterwards - as well as looking good? Auckland beauty therapy trailblazer Ruby Francis, owner of Rubywaxx, provides her insider tips... When you’re looking for a new beauty therapy business to try, there are a number of things you can check out, before you spend a cent on treatments:


Before you make an appointment, speak with a beauty therapist about your beauty concerns to see what kind of response you get. A good beauty therapist will ask you a number of questions about your beauty needs, and will also ask you about your budget. She should then give you at least two options to choose from, rather than force a single kind of treatment on you. It’s important that you feel like the therapist has listened to you and has offered good solutions.


This might sound like a no-brainer, because everyone assumes a beauty therapist is qualified. But you’d be surprised at how many aren’t - especially at the cheap end of the market. If you’re happy to entrust your skin to someone that’s just done a one or two day course, that’s your call. But you’ll probably get a better experience (and better results) from someone who’s spent time training at a New Zealand beauty therapy school. The good beauticians will be happy you’ve asked them, because they’ve worked hard for their qualifications.


It’s easy to assume that a beauty treatment will take a certain amount of time. For example, here at Rubywaxx it’s normal for a monthly Brazilian wax to take just 15 minutes. We were the first salon to do Brazilian waxes in Auckland, so I guess we’ve had plenty of time to get really good at it, but it amazes me that at other salons it can take 45 minutes or even an hour. Do you really want to be on the waxing table for that long? So yes, do ask how long a treatment will take. Life’s too short to waste time.


Does the beauty therapy business offer a guarantee on treatments? It’s important that you find out if they stand by their work or not. We’ve heard lots of stories about nail salons, for example, that have made customers bleed or the mani started chipping within hours - and the salons didn’t want to know about it. It might ‘just’ be a small amount of money at stake, but really, you deserve better than that!


Everyone’s different when it comes to a preferred beauty salon experience. So you’ll find that in nail bars you often don’t have much of a conversation. Or in upmarket spas and clinics the whiteaproned staff might talk down to you a bit. At Rubywaxx, we give the kind of experience we’d enjoy ourselves: relaxed, down-to-earth, and with a smile and a laugh.

At Rubywaxx you can expect the kind of beauty therapy experience we’d enjoy ourselves: high quality treatments in a relaxed setting.

Rubywaxx is an award-winning beauty therapy business with a 17-year pedigree. Specialising in time-efficient hair removal and anti-ageing treatments, Rubywaxx has salons throughout Auckland. For details see www.rubywaxx.co.nz

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20 YEARS OF KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE For twenty years Caci have been at the forefront of the beauty industry, offering tailored skin solutions, free advice and easy payment solutions. Caci focuses on results and they are the experts in appearance medicine, laser hair removal and treating skin

issues such as pigmentation, scarring, sun damage, wrinkles and acne. They also offer traditional beauty therapy services. They’re all about making a real difference to the way someone feels about their appearance.

How much has changed in the last 20 years?

Lots. When we first started Caci there wasn’t a middle ground between beauty therapy and plastic surgery. There was no Botox or laser hair removal. Now we have these and a great selection of non-surgical options to improve skin. We have set out to create a service that has the feel-good of beauty therapy but with defined deliverables.

An Interview with Jackie Smith- Caci Founder:

Why did you start Caci?

Although I am a Registered Nurse, I had been working in a commercial environment for several years while overseas. Starting Caci was an opportunity to combine some of my commercial experience, my nursing background and the satisfaction I get from working with people.

Why do you think Caci has been such a success?

At Caci we are very focused on customer outcomes because we know that great skin contributes to confidence. It’s all about finding the one thing that is going to make the biggest difference for each of our customers.

If you could recommend one treatment, what would it be and why?

That is a real challenge because the best treatment is the one that best treats your main concern. That said, if you want to maintain great skin, dermal rolling is something I would recommend. This is a relatively quick and simple treatment that keeps your skin really fit and healthy, even better combined with a bit of pulsed light. Like muscle, skin needs to be challenged to maintain its fitness. Treatments like dermal rolling force the skin to create new healthy skin cells.

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WANT TO ADVANCE YOUR CAREER IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY? A career at Caci is for you. Caci are the leaders in appearance medicine and skin treatments and we are always on the hunt for exceptional staff to join our team. We look for staff that have a proven track record of offering high quality service and the drive to excel in the beauty industry. We have positions for: • Beauty Therapists • Cosmetic Nurses • Sales Staff • Clinic Managers • Clinic Owners With a career at Caci you’ll receive: • Comprehensive ongoing training at Caci’s Training Academy • Ongoing professional development opportunities • Excellent company perks • A great team environment To register your interest email your CV to careers@caci.co.nz


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We are currently looking for franchisees for nationwide opportunities.

If you have a passion for the beauty industry, a commitment to excellence and want to own your own clinic with an established brand, we would like to hear from you. For more information visit caci.co.nz/franchise or call 021 369 846 | franchise@caci.co.nz


The CigiSi team includes Vicki and Linda Leong the Owner & Head Nail Technician

Looking your best with CigiSi CigiSi is your one stop shop. Fabulous Nails? Check. Spray Tans? Check. Manicures/Pedicures? Check. Waxing? Check. The list truly goes on! Nestled in the quaint town of Remuera lies CigiSi, you can’t miss it with the bright yellow signage outside!

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reated in 2008 by Linda Leong, CigiSi is targeted as a peaceful escape for busy mums and professional women. At CigiSi you will enjoy a luxurious beauty experience. They have leading beauty therapy and nail salon treatments to help create a more beautiful you, while offering an escape from the hustle and bustle of one’s busy life!

can relax and unwind in exquisite surroundings. Staff are friendly and experienced, making you feel right at home as they work discretely and professionally. Their top priority is to provide customer service in a family friendly environment. Linda and her team even encourage mums to bring their kids along with them so that they can relax knowing their kids are safe too!

Take your pick from manicures, pedicures, waxing treatments, facials, massages and more at CigiSi where you can get pampered with a range of luxurious beauty treatments. CigiSi’s exceptional range of beauty services enables them to truly pamper their customers from top to toe. Their product range includes the much sought after Thalgo beauty collection and they have the largest selection of nail enamel. This means that whatever the mood or occasion, there’s something perfect for you and your nails. As a beauty salon and nail spa, CigiSi is also a place where you

Watch as CigiSi’s professionally trained therapists work their magic, and discover beauty in luxurious surroundings. With talented nail spa technicians providing expert manicures and pedicures and a range of other beauty treatments, you’ll find that CigiSi will soon become your favourite beauty escape. 594 Remuera Road Remuera, Auckland Ph: + 64 9 522 8025 www.cigisi.co.nz

“CigiSi is truly a beauty salon and nail spa where you can relax and unwind in exquisite surroundings.”

Products & Specialties Beauty therapy and nail salon Manicures and pedicures Gel polish – shellac and gelish Special occasion makeup Waxing and threading Eye enhancers Facials and massages


New Zealand’s Leading Beauty Therapy College New Master Classes at College of Camille The International College of Camille is extremely proud and excited to announce the launch of their new portfolio of Master Classes.

• Full-time Diploma in Beauty Therapy

• Student Loans available

• Part-time “earn as T youLeading learn” • NZQA Therapy Accredited & Registered New Zealand’s Beauty College hese Master Classes are designed for the qualified therapist who is wishing to up-skill or who would be interested in attending Continued Professional Development classes. Courses vary in length from eight days to classes a few hours in length. The classes are run weekdays and Saturdays and with many times available, this works well to accommodate those who work in clinics or salons. Classes are held at both Campuses – Albany and Newmarket, except for IPL classes which are held only at our Albany Campus. Salon/clinic owners are welcome to contact the college regarding their clinics specific training needs and the College of Camille will facilitate their needs and offer training of the highest order in their chosen modality or product. All the tutors teaching these Master Classes have vast knowledge and industry experience, as well as having attained Diploma’s from International examining bodies and holding a Diploma in Adult Education. A new Master Class Calendar is available on the website: www.collegeofcamille.co.nz so please check out dates. Bookings and deposits are essential. In some cases, if you have purchased equipment or a system from the House of Camille, your training will be free. For further information or to book your spot please contact the College of Camille. ❁

Classes on offer are: International Diploma Courses: 1. ITEC Diploma – Microdermabrasion Level 3 2. ITEC Diploma – Intense Pulsed Light & Laser Treatments Level 4 Advanced Master Classes: 3. Advanced electrolysis – Cosmetic Procedures Red Vein (Blend method) 4. Advanced Intimate Waxing Male/Female

• International Qualifications, CIDESCO • Postgraduate courses & Master • Full-time Diploma in Beauty Therapy • Student Loans available Zurich, ITEC - UK classes - MDA, IPL, LED • Part-time “earn as you learn”

• International Qualifications, CIDESCO Zurich, ITEC - UK Newmarket Ph: +64 9 520 4615 Albany Ph: +64 9 447 1628

Master Classes: 5. IPL/Laser Safety Officers Certificate – 1 Day 6. IPL Master Class – 2 Day 7. Skin Needling/Derma Rolling 8. Chemical Peeling 9. Hot Stone Massage 10. Indian Head & Neck Massage 11. Microdermabrasion & Advanced Exfoliation Techniques 10. Ear Piercing – Caflon UK 12. Spray Tanning 13. Introduction to Aromatherapy 14. Introduction to Reflexology 15. Nail Artistry 16. Make-Up Artistry 17. Advanced Skin Analysis

• NZQA Accredited & Registered • Postgraduate courses & Master classes - MDA, IPL, LED


Setting the standard in Beauty since 1984 Newmarket Campus: Ph: 09 520 4915 Albany Campus: Ph: 09 447 1628 Email: info@collegeofcamille.co.nz

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Exclusively in selected beauty salons and medi spas. For stockists near you, call 0800 406 416 info@houseofcamille.co.nz

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Win with Nutrimetics We are giving one lucky Beauty Book reader the chance to win a set of pampering Nutimetic products that get results and give women a newfound luminosity! Valued at $160.00, the pack includes the Ultra Care+ Platinum Firm & Fill Face Serum, along with the Tight Firm & Fill Eye Serum. MORE YOUTHFUL SKIN AT EVERY AGE

Nutrimetrics has recently launched a chemical-free alternative to Botox; the premium Ultra Care+ Platinum range. This range gives women firmer, fuller, more naturally plump looking skin with a powerful serum that works to rejuvenate and brighten skin for an overall clearer, cleaner and even complexion.

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SAVAR Wonder Lift Serum $46.00

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PREVAGE Anti-aging eye cream SPF 15 15ml $195.00 OSMOSIS Ceramic Nail Lacquer 80 Fresh Orange $253.80

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SOCIETE Triple C Serum $207.00 rrp

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Exclusively in selected beauty salons and medi spas. For stockists near you, call 0800 406 416 info@houseofcamille.co.nz


Look and Feel Your Most Beautiful Self


ith over 20 years of industry experience, Tranquillo Beauty Clinic owner Sue Dewes is the beauty expert when it comes to all things skin. Situated in the heart of beautiful Tauranga, Tranquillo Beauty Clinic treats every client as an individual, considering their overall lifestyle and character traits in determining the challenges their skin is facing and what products and routines will best suit them. “A lot of people visit beauty clinics but they’re never told what their skin specifically needs, why it looks and reacts the way it does, and what they can do to help themselves,” says Sue. “So our vision is to develop individualized programmes for each and every client that incorporates their overall health and wellbeing rather than just providing ‘off the shelf’ treatments. Two of the most common skin problems people face is aged and sun-damaged skin.


For the longest time, scientists have been trying to convince us that we’re going to live longer. But who really wants to live longer if it means we’re going to look and feel old? The most visible change when getting old is in the skin. The skin is our largest organ and is remarkably fragile, but it ages because we lose essential light sensitive vitamins every time we go into light. The science behind it states that to counteract this damage, we have to replace this lost vitamin A, C and E everyday, preferably morning and evening. Most New Zealanders are well aware on the fact that the sun causes irreparable damage to our skin and luckily, Tranquillo Beauty Clinic offers the very latest technology and expertise to rejuvenate your skin’s natural beauty and slow down the inevitable ageing process. Tranquillo Beauty Clinic looks toward strategies to keep your skin as youthful and healthy as it should be! PH: + 64 07 578 1111 www.tranquillobeauty.co.nz


Extensve range of professional beauty treatments for both men and woman at affordable and competitive prices. High-end and indulgent products that offer excellent results. Experienced and attentitive staff in a relaxing and luxurious enviroment. Facials | IPL | Microdermabrasion | LED | Electrolysis | Manicure | Pedicures | Massage | Makeup | Maintenance treatments.

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na Bajaj is taking the world by storm with her luxury collection that includes East Day Spa, Spring and East Villas. Established in 2002, East Day Spa is renowned for being New Zealand’s premier spa destination and is rapidly growing it’s reputation throughout Australia and Asia.

The East concept was born in New Zealand, but maintains strong South East Asian influence, with many of the internationally trained spa therapists handpicked for their traditional expertise and intimate knowledge of spa rituals from their part of the world. It’s perhaps this international DNA that makes East Day Spa stand out from the rest. One step inside the blissful serene surrounds in any of their three locations and you are instantly transported into another world. Adding to the growing portfolio of global spa-domination is Ina’s latest venture – Spring. A unique social spa experience, Spring is an innovative and contemporary spa that breaks away from the conventional spa experience. Adding a youthful and vibrant design approach to the East Group’s unsurpassed spa reputation, Spring offers high end face, nail and body treatments in a fun and open plan atmosphere. Spring focuses on combining relaxation and pampering in a fun, social environment.

Tell us a bit about yourself Ina? Born in Tanzania and brought up in Kenya, I learnt values in my early childhood that have remained with me throughout my life – family, stunning landscapes, animals and a strong work ethic. My parents left the comforts of Kenya and migrated to New Zealand in the early 70s.As new immigrants, a strong focus on education and work was instilled at an early age. Often our weekend playground involved checking out open homes as my dad was in the property business. What’s your working history? Business and risk taking was something I was exposed to at an early age, so it was no surprise when I started my academic life that this was not the path I wanted to follow. I loved the service and retail industry and started my work career in fashion. This graduated to Hotels and then at the age of 26, I opened my first serious business, a 100 seater Indian restaurant in Wellington – The Curry Club. During my travels to India for the recruitment of Tandoori chefs, I used to transit in Asia, and this is where I got my first taste of real spas. I had now found my calling. In August 2002, East Day Spa opened its doors in Wellington with four staff . It’s been a fantastic journey and we now have three brands; East Day Spa, Spring and East Villas, with around 150 staff members across the globe.

What do you love about your job? I truly believe I have one of the best jobs in the world. I work in the spa and luxury villa industry, which by nature attracts caring Completing Ina’s luxury collection is the East Villas, two impressive and service-focused individuals. Our guests leave feeling infinitely residences located in Indonesia’s tropical beach destination of Bali. better than when they arrived. Personal satisfaction for me is also achieved by being able to help and change lives for a lot of the Ina wanted to take a award-winning spa concept and transform Balinese therapists that we recruit. I also love my day-to-day it into a holiday experience where visitors can relax, take a break working life; working amongst an environment that promotes and leave the world behind. Villa Camilla and East Residence are relaxation is amazing, even in times of stress! Plus of course, our two luxurious tropical escapes that deliver the same first class locations, which are all situated in cities that I love visiting makes comfort and meticulous attention to detail as both her spa every workday seem like a combination of travel and leisure – it’s ventures. a magazine title in itself! East Residence is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Seminyak and is an expansive five-bedroom property that combines What is your day-to-day focus? western comforts and contemporary style, infused with traditional My job has evolved a lot from 2002 as an owner operator. These Balinese influences and nestled amongst the picturesque rice fields days, my focus lies mainly on developing our new brand, Spring, with brand designers Saatchi and Saatchi. Alongside this, I focus of Canggu. Villa Camilla, the newest addition to the collection, on improving brand standards for East Day Spa and increasing is a three-bedroom contemporary villa that epitomises the our luxury villa collection portfolio. I split my time between New quintessential luxury Balinese escape. Equipped with all modern amenities, and surrounded by a mix of fabulous eateries, bars and Zealand and Bali and have homes in both destinations. yoga studios, Villa Camilla serves up the best of both worlds Bali When was East Day Spa established? has to offer. It began in Wellington in 2002 as one of New Zealand’s first full service day spas. We now have branches in Auckland at the SKYCITY We caught up with CEO and founder of East Day Spa, Spring, and East Villas to find out the inside word on her luxurious brands. 205

Grand Hotel, which was established in 2005, as well as the Intercontinental Melbourne Hotel, established in 2010. What kind of services does East Day Spa provide? I like to think of East Day Spa as an experience. From the moment guests walk through our doors we aim to transport them into a haven of calm. At the core of the East Day Spa experience is the sensory journey; created by tapping into all five senses - touch, smell, taste, sound and sight. Our treatment menu features more than 70 treatments with unique expertly crafted massages inspired by ancient European healing traditions and the very best in modern European beauty therapies. Guests are invited on a ‘yatra’, a Hindi word for journey, this is a philosophy understood by all our hosts to ensure we anticipate guests’ needs and exceed their expectations. You also have Spring, how did that come about? Industry trends indicated the need for spa options for the time pressed, tech-savvy and social spa seekers. Spring combines these elements together in an exciting modern-luxe spa. The pioneering concept was first launched in Queenstown in 2012, and has now expanded to a second Auckland location in St Heliers, internationally to Petitenget - the upmarket enclave of Bali, alongside the W Hotel, and the corner of Tory and Jessie Streets in Wellington. How would you describe Spring? Spring is based on the idea of putting energy and life back into your day – a ‘spring’ in your step. The brand and space had to reflect this desire for energy, lightness, freshness, wellbeing, with ‘spring’ also being a time of renewal, brightness, vibrancy and energy. The cutting edge interior was designed by the acclaimed Derek Lockwood of Saatchi & Saatchi Design Worldwide, and it was built around the concept of a ‘social’ spa. Spring is designed to allow clients to customise their experience to suit their mood, it can be social, or guests can draw their curtains or book a private room to relax in peace. Tell us a bit about the luxury collection of products your spas stock? Our collection of brands is continuously increasing and we are always on the lookout for new products. In addition to each of our brands offering a wide menu of services, Spring also exclusively retails world-leading brands Bliss, Dr. Jacksons, Heal Gel and Clarisonic. At East Day Spa we are proud to stock the leading British skincare brand, Elemis, alongside British Royal Family’s favourite, Aromatherapy Associates. Spring and East Day Spa also stock Deborah Lippmann nail polishes. Deborah is a celebrity and fashion manicurist and has designed nail polishes for stars such as Lady Gaga, Scarlett Johansson, Kim Kardashian and Julia Roberts. When was East Villas established? It began in 2008 with the opening of the luxurious East Residence, which was voted by Vogue Living in its first year as one of the top five places to stay in Bali. Villa Camilla has been our most recent edition in May this year and this is a brand we foresee expanding very quickly. What does East Villas provide? This part of our business is in its infancy. Although East Residence has been welcoming guests since 2008 and has earned a reputation as a premiere luxury villa destination in Bali, we are looking to expand this side of the business. I wanted to take our spa concept and transform it into a full holiday experience. Luxury villa accommodation offers guest a chance to relax in one of our villas, with a complement of staff including chefs, drivers and butlers. We cater to every need of our guests so they can live like a local, but with all the frills. EAST DAY SPA | www.eastdayspa.com SPRINGDAY SPA SPA | www.springspa.com EAST | www.eastdayspa.com EAST VILLAS SPRING SPA| |www.east-villas.com www.springspa.com EAST VILLAS | www.east-villas.com


East Day Spa Locations: Auckland, Wellington, Melbourne Spring Locations: Auckland, Queenstown, Bali, and coming soon to Wellington East Villas East Residence - Lovely outdoor relaxation areas, Zen-infused gardens and a private spa, this residence oers guests a rejuvenating sanctuary. Villa Camilla - This contemporary, stylish villa is situated in Batu Bolong, home of bustling cafes, bars and world famous surf breaks.

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For a new age you, try New Age Beauty Therapy Clinic


pecialising in Intense Pulsed Light Laser, or IPL, at New Age Beauty Clinic, they dedicate themselves to delivering only the highest standard of beauty therapy, treatments and customer service. When you step inside the tranquil clinic, you’re welcomed by professional and result-driven owner and operator Soheila, who has been in the beauty industry for many years. When it comes to removing hair, New Age Beauty has you covered; they’re truly the IPL guru’s. IPL officially stands for “intense pulsed light”. As a light therapy and not a traditional laser therapy, IPL uses a spectrum of multiple wavelengths of light energy. Because of this, it can target, heat destroy and stimulate a number of different skin structures at the same time. So as long as the IPL has the necessary power output, the correct light filters, efficient surface skin cooling and a wide pulse-width, it is able to permanently destroy hair follicles as well as treating skin pigmentation, regenerating collagen and treating blood vessel destruction. Just think – no more waxing, plucking or shaving! All areas of the face and body can be treated with IPL and is fantastic for both men and women. All skin types and hair colours can be treated using IPL but the lighter the skin colour and the darker the hair colour, the more permanent hair follicle destruction is possible. This is because IPL targets the increased concentration of melanin pigment deep down in the base of the hair follicle, more than just the hair shaft. Of course lighter hair on darker skin can be treated, but more sessions may be required.

treatment, with very little re-growth, others require a yearly maintenance treatment. In addition, IPL will visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in much smoother, firmer and younger looking skin. It can remove brown spots, redness, red veins, uneven skin colour as well as the obvious hair removal. Owner and operator Soheila has done extensive training in how to operate IPL machinery and she specialises in advanced skin diagnosis, treatments and results. For those that have particular concerns (pigmentation, sensitivity, Rosacea, hair removal ect) you can just come into New Age and book in for a free consultation. It will be here where they assess your skin and provide you with an expert holistic regime to obtain optimum regulation, balance and function of your skin. As well as IPL treatments, New Age Beauty offers massage therapy. With a long history in cultures around the world, massage therapy can be used for a variety of health-related purposes, stress relief, and for general well being. Their services also include tinting, facials (skin corrective or pampering), and eyelash extensions. So come see for yourself why New Age Beauty Therapy Clinic is above the rest, as they provide quality beauty products and modern techniques in a holistic approach. Whether you want a perfect set of sculpted eyebrows, to be whisked away in an indulgent facial or to finally rid yourself of body hair, or just needing a friendly and reliable place for your everyday beauty needs, it is New Age Beauty Therapy Clinic’s pleasure in treating you. www.newagebeauty.co.nz

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IntrOduCes Certified OrganiC Makeup

new ZeaLand Created Makeup brand Bella Vi has IntrOduCed Certified OrganiC prOduCts tO theIr naturaL MIneraL COsMetIC range... And thanks to their formulators in Italy, its makeup is a perfect synergy of beautiful makeup while balanced with beneficial skincare ingredients enriched in essential vitamins and nutrients. Dermatologically and clinically tested, not tested on animals and free of genetically modified ingredients, parabens or bismuth oxychloride, Bella Vi’s new Certified Organic Liquid Foundation, Pressed Foundation and Concealer are made in Italy and carry the ‘ECOSMETICA quality - organic certification’ approved logo.



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“Bella Vi always chose to use premium ingredients...” says Bella Vi Co-Founder Melissa Furze. “...to enhance more benefits like nourishing skincare with the added bonus of being a cosmetic; to help

to beautify, hydrate and revitalise skin naturally,” she says. To that end, the brand has always been 100% open about all of the ingredients in their products. But to gain ‘ECOSMETICA quality organic certification’, Bella Vi’s cosmetics had to comply with very stringent international regulations and rules over the manufacturing process of their Certified Organic range. “It assures the consumer our commitment to choosing and using organic and ethical ingredients, low impact processes and products free from added chemical substances. Bella Vi is proud to embrace this very high standard of quality and integrity,” says Furze. All products must be formulated containing raw materials from organic farming to ensure the absence of genetically modified ingredients, ionizing radiation, pesticides and synthetic substances. “It has been a long journey to ensure we offer our clients only the finest Certified Organic and natural ingredients to deliver the most

prestigious products ever,” says Furze. Bella Vi Certified Organic and natural range offer amazing skincare benefits due to carefully selected ingredients such as sweet almond and apricot oil, shea butter and vitamins A and E, to hydrate and revitalize the skin naturally. The products also include an Amino Acid derivative from coconut oil to aid antioxidation and protection while leaving a very smooth, soft and silky skin. “Italy is well known for having some of the best technical cosmetic formulators in the world. We have been incredibly busy over the past year working closely with our formulator there to ensure an absolute gorgeous certified organic makeup range we believe to be the absolute finest and the most beautiful you could ever experience,” she says.

“Bella Vi is truly Italian!” The end of January 2015 will see the rollout of Bella Vi’s Certified Organic range. bellavi.co.nz EcosmEtica quality - organic certification

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Hollywood Eyes Permanent Makeup Eyebrow Couture


ollywood Eyes is an exclusive Permanent Makeup Clinic which specialises in eyebrow couture. Located in Auckland’s fashionable inner city suburb of Ponsonby at 23 Jervois Road, Hollywood Eyes was established in early 2009 by owner Michelle Toulson. We visited the beautiful Hollywood Eyes clinic and spoke with Michelle to find out more.

What comes with experience in this industry? The understanding of pigment ranges (and I’ve worked with many) and how those individual pigment colours react in different skin types, but more importantly, how the colour looks in the skin as it fades out over 1, or 2, or 3 years and how to rebalance that colour when the client returns a year or more after treatment.

So, how long have you been doing this Michelle? I’ve been specialising in permanent cosmetics for almost ten years now and I opened my own clinic here in Ponsonby five years ago.

What can be achieved with Micropigmentation? A truly magical change! Let the pictures speak for themselves. I can take a really bad shaped eyebrow and completely change the shape while keeping it looking natural. Or, for clients who have lost eyebrow hair, I can create a very life like impression of a brow with hair stroke Micropigmentation. Lash lines also can be enhanced with either a very natural look to better frame the eyes and make them pop, or, a more obvious eyeliner or even soft colour shadow.

So what lead you here? Well, they say necessity is the mother of invention and as a beauty therapist I loved the eyebrow shaping work and felt that often, if more time was spent with the client it would achieve a much better result. So I dreamed of offering a specialised brow service. This also led me to train in the fi eld of Permanent Cosmetics – to better enhance eyebrows. And what would you say your point of difference is? Artistic talent, attention to detail and advanced experience. True artistry is never rushed, I take the time to study and ponder my clients very carefully to tailor an eyebrow that enhances and frames their eyes. I first see a client for a consultation to assess their needs and discuss the procedure in detail. We then schedule a future booking of a couple of hours if I’m doing Micropigmentation for them. It’s also about the technique; I gave up on tattoo machines early on in my career as they deliver a very obvious line of dense colour, so I developed my own artisan technique using the hand tool method of Micropigmentation (permanent makeup). I find it allows me to alter the distribution levels of pigment entering the skin, so I can create shading of different intensity and a more textured effect that looks soft and natural.

And what about cost? Why does it vary so much from place to place? It’s well priced in the field of appearance services. Initially, two treatments are required and the combined cost of these two will range between $950 - $1200+gst. However, on-going, a yearly colour refresh currently costs $450+gst. Women will often pay a lot more in a year at the hairdressers or having their legs waxed, so its comparatively well priced and for the amazing transformation it can achieve, it’s actually undervalued. The cheap jobs advertised are generally operators getting started and wanting to attract clients (like many artists, they don’t generally make any money for a few years until they have built a strong reputation). The more experienced Senior Professionals operating exclusive clinics paying high rents and support staff will obviously charge more. Nobody ever regrets paying for quality. Ph: 0800 4 BROWS www.brows.co.nz




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Get a softer look to permanent cosmetics ... without machines. SofTap速 Permanent Cosmetics is the most natural way to look your best, 24/7. Professionals specializing in the SofTap速 hand method use 100% disposable hand tools to gently and delicately implant permanent colour into the skin. This method is non-invasive, highly controlled, and produces the most natural looks you will ever see in permanent makeup. SofTap速 professionals can give you anything from a soft, virtually undetectable beauty enhancement to a complete reconstruction of missing eyebrows. Permanent eyeliner is gentle, long lasting, and permanent lips are soft and full. The results are so natural you have to see it to believe it. Visit www.hollywoodeyes.co.nz for training opportunities at Hollywood Eyes.

There’s a Benefit Gal in all of us.

There’s a Benefit Gal in all of us


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magine being able to walk out the door every morning with perfect, flawless make up that required not even a second of your time to apply. Imagine being able to look that fabulous all day long without having to reapply your make up once. Imagine no more with Wake Up With Make up.Wake Up With Make up allows you the chance to revolutionize your life and appearance without cosmetic surgery. They’ll enhance your natural features, minimize the appearance of fine lines, scars and signs of surgery, and most importantly, maximise your confidence and appearance, really they just bring out a more beautiful version of you! “We enhance your beauty and boost your confidence – sometimes it’s the smallest change that does this” – 50 year old Michelle O’Byrne is the director of Wake Up With Make up, a permanent make up technician and trainer who is dedicated to excellence and professional standards.

Friendly and experienced and with over 25 years of experience, Michelle is an advanced aesthetician and has spent time with world industry leaders such as Karen Betts from the UK. Having just attended her fourth SPCP (Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals) convention in Atlanta, USA, Michelle did pointillism for School C and UE art, her career now involves a large amount of pointillism. Along with her certification as a Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional, its no wonder Michelle’s considered the best of the best. The mission at Wake Up With Make up is to provide clients with the most aesthetically flawless cosmetic procedures with the utmost positive, creative and professional environment. Wake Up With Make up continues to be at the forefront of the industry within New Zealand through continually advanced education, knowledge on current technology, the present fashion trends, most effective skincare products and always meeting and exceeding government regulations to ensure clients are receiving the best care possible in a relaxing environment.


“Wake Up With Make up is committed to helping you look and feel your best throughout the day – from the very moment you wake up”, says Michelle, “you’ll walk out the door with flawlessly applied make up that required not even a second of your time to put on.” Thanks to Michelle’s knowledge and expertise, she has gained a solid reputation as a conscientious and skilled permanent makeup technician, who continually strives for excellence in both her service and training. PH: 0800 737 668 www.wakeupwithmakeup.co.nz


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20 Years with Revlon


evlon is a worldwide cosmetics, skin care, fragrance and personal care products company. The company’s vision is to deliver the promise of beauty through creating and developing the most consumer preferred brands. Charles Revson, his brother Joseph along with a chemist Charles Lachman, who contributed the “L” in the REVLON name, founded Revlon in 1932. In only six years the company became a multi million dollar organization, launching what was to become one of the most recognized cosmetic names in America and the world. We caught up with Christina Fairhurst from Revlon New Zealand to celebrate her 20 years with the company and get the down low. How long have you worked with Revlon for? 21 years this year! Long time – I have ‘Revlon’ tattooed on my forehead! What do you love about your job? Actually, everything! I am as passionate about the role and the brand today as I was when I first joined Revlon 20+ years ago. Tell us a bit about what you do for Revlon I have three roles across New Zealand and Australia: 1. I have recently taken over the Australasian Training Manager’s role which involves overseeing a team of trainer’s both in New Zealand and Australia; assessing the training needs of the company, mentoring the trainer’s, designing material and creative for appropriate trainings through all channels of our business. This also includes designing, writing and providing appropriate material for our Revlon E-Learning Programme. 2. Another part of my role is overseeing the instore promotional programme for the brand in New Zealand. We have a team of makeup artists who travel around the country conducting makeovers in our department stores and pharmacies. These events run in a store over a period of 3 days and it provides us with an opportunity to speak to our customers and introduce them to our latest product launches. Also enables the makeup artists to teach our customers what products and looks are suitable for them. Its fun and our customers love engaging with the talented makeup artists. 3. The third part of my role is to look after the public relations wing of our New Zealand business. It is exciting and interesting – and I

really enjoy interacting with both media and public on all levels that involve public relations activities. What is Revlon’s Ethos? The Revlon brand produces and provides all women with beautiful, quality products at an affordable price. It is the ethos that Charles Revson began the company with when he first launched the brand in with his brother and a friend in 1932. Today the brand still lives by this ethos – and has technology leading products for all women whatever their age or demographic! Revlon is truly a world-wide known brand. When I first started with the company even my teenage son knew the name of the company and what it did! What is your best makeup tip? Seek help from qualified staff to ensure that you purchase and wear the right products for your skin and needs. There are so many makeup products on the market today and it’s easy to get confused. Professional advice is the best thing a woman can give to herself. Saves her money, time and ensures that she looks her very best. Makeup really is a ‘look good, feel better’ thing. Also, most women don’t know that they can visit a Revlon counter for advice both on products and application. What’s the biggest makeup don’t? Keep your makeup ‘age-appropriate’ – we can’t wear the same makeup in the same way that we did when we were in our teens! What’s your favourite Revlon product? Hmm – that’s a hard question – I’ve got so many! I believe that foundation is key to any makeup look – I’m in love with our newest foundation, Age Defying – it’s a perfect foundation for my skin and age. My most favourite products is ColorStay Browcolor. Any makeup artist will tell you that your brows really do shape and define your face. I couldn’t live without it – and coincidently it is our top selling product! What do you have in your make up bag? ColorStay Lipliner – Nude. It is my secret weapon for my lips!! The perfect shade that goes with all of my lippys – and I’ve got 100s!! What’s your beauty secret? Keeping it real…good food, rest, being happy and looking after my skin – and of course my gorgeous Revlon products! www.revlon.co.nz


“There’s so much I love about what I do, but really I just feel grateful to enjoy going to work everyday.”


Majestic Makeup


ecoming a makeup artist wasn’t initially something Grayson Coutts set out to do. He wanted to work in marketing and ended up in fashion PR after completing his degree. Through working with various editors and stylists, Grayson has had the opportunity to meet many infl uential people within the fashion industry. He became interested in makeup and started assisting other makeup artists, which he says is the best way to learn. He snagged some freelance work for Smashbox Cosmetics and is now a senior artist in their pro team. A practicing makeup artist for almost seven years and freelancing for four years, Grayson fi nds inspiration from social settings, cultural references, beauty blogs, TV, fi lm and of course fashion magazines. He always stays on top of trends so he can share this information with his clients. Grayson fi nds his career very rewarding, “it suits me really well because essentially, I’m a creative person, but I also need to be extremely organized.” He enjoys teaching people new skills and showing them how to do their makeup like a pro, but he also revels in being part of so many diff erent projects, from working on a shoot, a wedding, or a school ball, “there’s so much I love about what I do but really I just feel grateful to enjoy going to work everyday.”

overseas and is currently looking at potential projects next year. One project that has taken off is the launch of his studio. While Grayson still provides his mobile service, he felt that there was a demand for something more, “when you have someone do your makeup or teach you how to do it yourself, it should be a relaxing and enjoyable experience. I created my studio as a private space where my clients could receive a high standard of treatment in a relaxing environment.” Off ering a full range of services from hair and makeup for weddings, school balls and events, to makeup lessons, corporate seminars and workshops, Grayson also works on photo shoots, launches, fashion shows and commercials. Grayson is one of the lucky ones, who loves what he does, “it’s a fantastic career, it’s both rewarding and challenging, creative and strategic,” because Grayson loves what he does, he never has to work a day in his life. Ph: +64 21 907 988 www.graysoncoutts.com

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Give your skin a breath of fresh air…

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The Truth is...Not many of us,

want to totally give in to the ageing process; we are all constantly striving to combat the visible signs of ageing. While the beauty industry was once looked upon a luxurious way to soften and perhaps smooth the skin. It has evolved into a heavily armed science with with numerous tools and weapons to reduce wrinkles, brighten skin, minimise pore size, remove blemishes, and give you a radiant glow, from oxygenating facials, microdermabrasion, cosmeceutical skincare and resurfacing peels. Woman all over the world are trying to achieve one of the most sort after beauty accessories a flawless and radiant complexion.

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is an antioxidant therapy that corrects and prevents free the radical damage caused by oxidative and environmental stress on skin which is a significant contributor to aging.

With all these options it is easy to become confused; which treatments and products are best suited to me? Lattouf exposes the tips and truths so you will be able to breathe easy when it comes to managing ageing.

This treatment stimulates oxygenation and circulation within the skin, rejuvenating sluggish, stressed or acne affected skin, as it draws oxygen to the skin’s surface, resulting in a radiant, healthy glow. An oxygenating facial promotes healing and rejuvenates sluggish, stressed skin depleted by toxins, pollutants, allergens, improper diet and solar damage. Appropriate for use between peel treatments or when exfoliation or flaking is not desired. This treatment is also ideal two to three days before a special event it draws oxygen to the skin’s surface, producing a rosy flush and a rapid warming sensation, resulting in a radiant, healthy look that lasts up to ten days.

Peels come in varying strengths and can

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treat many concerns and skin challenges from fine lines and wrinkles to dryness, dullness, acne, rosacea and pigmentation. At Lattouf we only use Chemical Peels as these not only remove skins dead cells and reveal a new layer of skin they also promote the production of collagen and elastin. With the stronger peels and the deeper penetration there can be cases where skin shedding or flaking is visible after a treatment. This will help determine when the best time is to treat these concerns.


is an extremely deep cleanse, that has been designed to remove the outer layer of skin build up. Your body is designed, to automatically slough away dead skin cells, however as we age this process becomes slower and skin can build up can become hardened. Microdermabrasion removes this layer of hardened skin, improving the appearance of lines, sun damage, dead skin build up, and scars while also improving your skin-tone and texture. Traditional Microdermabrasion machines can leave the skin quite red and irritated; Lattouf Hair & Day Spas use an organic microdermabrasion: The Flower Peel. This revolutionary new treatment replaces harsh aluminum crystals with micro nutrients and flower grains to naturally cleanse the skin and assists to increase dermal collagen without over irritating the skins surface. Flower Peels are perfect for treating sensitive skins and deliver a healthy glow. Because the Flower Peel uses no aluminum crystals, there is no down-time and no harsh peeling.


With over 40 years industry experience and running Australia’s largest hair and day spa group the skin challenges, concerns and wants were apparent on a daily basis. A simple and result driven product. Pure Lattouf Cosmeceuticals were created exclusively for Lattouf Hair & Day Spas. Pure Lattouf has been expertly engineered harnessing the latest cutting edge pure actives from medical science & nature, to protect, nurture, revitalise and cosmetically restructure your most precious asset, you’re skin. Empty promises or real results... You now have a choice! Pure Latouf has a complete range to target all skin concerns including specialised concentrates to diminish the appearance of pigmentation, age spots, uneven skin tone, fine lines & wrinkles. Pure Latouf Cosmeceutical products, are also recommended for dull skin with loss of elasticity or acne-prone & congested skins. To create a tailored age management plan for your individual skin concerns visit one of highly accredited skin experts. 1300 36 37 37 www.lattouf.com.au


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The Wonderful World of Perfume Valeur Absolue is a brand created by women, for women. It celebrates women who are natural, passionate and committed. We spoke to president and CEO of Valeur Absolue Benedicte Foucart to find out more about what makes Valeur Absolue ‘more than perfume’.



hat do you love most about perfume? I love how fragrances can change the way you feel and your emotions and how they can create unique memories. Fragrances are both very rational and very emotional. It is of course a unique piece of art but it is also at the same time a series of neutral stimuli that send a clear message to the brain. At Valeur Absolue we wanted to work with both parts, the science and the art, and give fragrances a new meaning. We’ve created “more than perfumes”. Why did you decide to set up your own fragrance company? I’ve worked in the cosmetics and fragrance industry throughout my career. For several years I was International Vice President of Marketing at Elizabeth Arden, during which we launched many different fragrances. I then moved to the other side of the fence and joined the fragrance development company Firmenich, where I was in charge of global marketing and got to discover the marvelous world of perfume creation … as well as working with the perfumers themselves. How did you come up with the concept of Valeur Absolue Parfums? We commissioned a consumer study at Firmenich and questioned more than 10,000 women in the USA and Europe. This study highlighted the growing dissatisfaction amongst women concerning the current offerings in the fragrance market. They said they liked perfumes but were buying fewer and fewer because they were critical of the superficial values of the industry, the declining quality of the products as well as the similarity and lack of innovation of the brands available. They wanted more, they wanted better, without compromise. I screened the fragrance market looking for a niche brand that would answer these unmet needs and I came across Valeur Absolue. Hearing what consumers were saying made me even more determined to develop an authentic and innovative brand, which would be firmly anchored within the fine fragrance sector but with a real twist of modernity, which in turn would enhance the ‘Valeur Absolue’ of the perfume. So I decided that Valeur Absolue should take its inspiration from the roots of 17th century fine perfumery, when perfume played a vital role in women’s well-being, a time when it really was more than just a perfume. We modernised this concept for 21st century women. We wanted to create a perfume which smelt delicious and delivered real well-being benefits, a perfume which, every morning, would create a colourful interlude in a life that is sometimes happy, sometimes difficult but always very full. We initially developed three variants, each one designed to enhance an essential emotion in women’s lives: Harmonie (soothing), Sensualite (feminine) and Joie-Eclat (uplifting). Three delicious and fragrant elixirs, without any compromise on the olfactive quality or the well-being quality. How would you describe Valeur Absolue? Valeur Absolue is a name that implies something that is absolutely essential and ultimately worthy. Personally, I have always thought the essential element of a perfume should be found in the inside of the bottle, in its essence. Our name, Valeur Absolue, represents the promise that we remain true to the real ‘essence’ of the perfume, that our products are, first and foremost, exceptional perfumes made from the best ingredients, all selected with great care, and that we invest significantly more time and money to what’s inside the bottle.

What are the brand’s unique selling points? Our products are ‘More than Perfumes’ and are therefore, above all, perfumes that smell absolutely delicious, but they are also well-being elixirs which offer real benefits to women. They are enriched with active natural ingredients, renowned for their beneficial properties and inspired by aromacology, mineral therapy and neuro-cosmetics. In order to make the invisible visible and to communicate the superiority and uniqueness of our products, we have added visible elements to each bottle, linking with the emotion which it enhances. These elements illustrate our approach to perfume and our conviction that the real richness and the ‘Valeur Absolue’ are in the heart of the bottle. What is your favourite fragrance? Valeur Absolue for its ability to create a beautifully scented, well-being bubble around me, but also a moment just for me where I can recharge on those really busy days. What perfume do you wear? For the moment I am wearing Serenitude, our newest fragrance. I love how it makes me feel, how I get that immediate calming effect. I’ve also never had so many compliments on how beautiful I smell! It has such a distinctive and elegant scent... I love it! Do you mix up your scents for the seasons? I wear perfumes like I wear clothing. There are days when I feel like I need a boost and will want to wear bright colours. Those days will also be the days when I want to wear Joie-Eclat. Alternatively, there are days when I am looking for more “me” time, calming emotions, so I would pick Harmonie. All the Valeur Absolue fragrances have a common architecture and although they each have their own personality and unique scent, you will recognise their signature and can therefore easily travel through the range depending on your emotion. Why is Valeur Absolue the perfect scent for women? It is the perfect scent because it makes you smell delicious (thanks to the highest quality ingredients inside) and it also makes you feel good (thanks to carefully selected active ingredients), without compromise. Perfumes become as multi-faceted as women are today and Valeur Absolue has created well-being scented bubbles around us where we can recharge in our busy lives. What are your plans for expanding the Valeur Absolue brand in the future? Our vision for innovation is to develop products that offer a meaningful and positive way of wearing perfumes, wherever you are, whatever you do. We are launching two new fragrances next year, to ensure that the brand is firmly established in the fine fragrance market and then we are looking to move to body products and home fragrances. For more information and stockist details visit: www.valeurabsolue.com


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Let Studio 81 Transform You



n the centre of Newmarket’s fashion district lies Studio 81, a makeover and portrait studio. Owned by photographer Jeffery Chan and makeup artist Dorin Ranee, Studio 81 is devoted to making its clients look good, and more importantly, feel good about themselves.

them through the process. Whether it’s a luxury, vintage or glamour shoot, there will be appropriate music playing to set the mood and the lighting will be on point. While some clients have an exact idea of what they want, others looking for inspiration can just look at the walls of Studio 81, which are filled with black and white images of everyday people, transformed.

While Jeff had worked in IT for a number of years, Dorin was a keen makeup artist. They began to experiment by doing photo shoots with their friends just for fun and were pleased with their results so they began charging for their work. Situated between Annah Stretton and the Teed St Larder, the duo’s Studio 81 is a comfortable space with high ceilings, tasteful décor and an extremely friendly group of staff. Studio 81’s clients come from all walks of life and the team feels that having beautiful portraits of yourself will increase your confidence, make you feel fantastic and enhance your self esteem significantly. Family portraits, weddings, mothers and daughters, couples facing a terminal illness, women wishing to give their partner’s the gift of a beautiful image of themselves, all those and more receive something to treasure at Studio 81.

The newest service on offer at Studio 81 is Vanity Makeup and Lash Makeup wonder girl Kristy has started holding lessons where she teaches clients how to look fabulous everyday. Kristy wants to teach women how to do their own makeup so they’re set for life and know how to make the best of their natural features. Kristy, a LAtrained makeup artist and master lash stylist also leads a team of lash technicians offering lash-on-lash application technique that will ensure beautiful long-lasting natural looking lashes on their clients. Recently taking out the award for the top emerging business of the year at the ANZ Newmarket Business Excellence Awards, Studio 81 love bringing joy to people’s lives and helping them create memories. They’re focused on the future and building their brand while continually refining their services and making Studio 81 a household name.

The Studio 81 bunch care for their clients and it’s obvious as soon as you step foot inside. They know that almost everyone who comes inside is scared, so they are quick to put them at ease and guide

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A Family Affair


ome of the best known and loved institutions in New Zealand have started off as family businesses. Bernadette Soares, managing director of Brand Value Ltd, a company that owns some of the most well know and loved beauty products in New Zealand, says that even though she started into business some 13 years ago on her own, she has slowly involved the family as the brands and business has grown. Husband Clyde, a successful IT and project management consultant, still manages to keep an eye on production and gets involved in the strategic direction of the company. Their son Gideon, 21, has just finished his degree in Industrial Design and has a keen interest in the graphics and design of many of the products. Their daughter Gabriella, 19, now works closely with her to oversee social media and has a keen interest in the IT requirements and upgrades. Even 15 year old Reuben looks after some of the online sales. Bernadette Soares is a visionary Brand Entrepreneur. Starting out 13 years ago with a vision to have the best products in the world, she now owns some of the most well-known and award-winning products in New Zealand and, by her own admission, has well exceeded even her own expectations. Bernadette has years of experience in building successful brands in competitive markets. Some of the brands include Pharo, Radiessence, Natural Glow and BodEze. Bernadette has an Economics and Commerce background as well as a Masters in Business Innovation and Entrepreneurship. She is passionate about seeing New Zealand businesses grow and develop to their full potential. She feels strongly about her social responsibility to society and all the company’s brands support charities, sporting franchises or social causes for the wider community and is actively involved as a mentor with the NZ Business Mentors Association. These days, Bernadette has turned her attention to charitable work and is a trustee on a newly formed trust Life International Charitable

Trust, www.lictnz.org to further some of her charitable ventures. Despite the challenging times in the economy, Brand Value has grown its brands into the international markets, with Australia being their leading export market. Bernadette says that in challenging times you have to differentiate yourself from your competitors and ensure that your service offering is in keeping with customers changing needs and demands. Two of the company’s professional brands, Pharo and Radiessence, are leading professional hair removal, makeup and tanning products. Some of the leading Spas and Salons across the world use and retail these products and the success of these brands is testament to the efforts that the company has made to recognizing emerging trends early and taking bold steps to position the brands to take advantage of these trends. Bernadette says that at Brand Value along with product development, researching the market and clients needs, the focus has been on monitoring global spa trends and this has led to a successful launch of the Pharo brand in New Zealand and in many countries across the world. The Pharo Sugaring product, with its natural, luxurious formulation, makes hair removal a true spa experience and has gained a wide acceptance among leading professionals. The Radiessence brand has a wide loyal customer base around New Zealand and is quickly gaining market acceptance among salons and their clients across Australia. Family businesses are the beating heart  of the economy. In  the New Zealand Business Economy, family-run businesses are vital to sustain economic health and life, and also the delivery of innovation and growth to other sectors of the economy. Family businesses also serve a valuable purpose of introducing younger family members of the next generation with the ethos of hard work and innovation, which is definitely the case with this family. Brand Value brings to the market innovative, natural-based and ecologically friendly products. The company owns its formulations and brands, hence they maintain very competitive price.  www.brandvalue.co.nz


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un Kissed Tan first opened its doors on 20th May 2011. The innovative tanning salon offers a unique twist on the tanning industry by offering hand held sunless tanning or ‘spray tanning’ as it is fashionably known. SKT offers amazing spray tans at unbeatable prices, thus making spray tanning an every week accessory! The Beauty Book caught up with Matt from SKT to find out why it’s better to fake it, not bake it… What’s behind the name Sun Kissed Tan? In my mind, the term Sun Kissed Tan represents a gorgeous natural looking tan. Not everyone wants to leave looking like Snookie and I think our name represents our desire to deliver the best spray tans that don’t look fake How often should people get a spray tan? Once a week is about perfect. Any more than that and clients will get what we call ‘tan build up’, and that can look pretty terrible so weekly is perfect. What are the advantages of spray tans over sunbeds? You won’t die! Seriously, sun beds are the epitome of evil, they make you feel great while your lying inside them however the long term effects on the skin are just terrible! Spray tanning will not damage your skin with prolonged use and sun beds will. In my mind, sun

bedding is like smoking. What are the pros and cons of spray tanning? There are absolutely no negatives; a spray tan from the team at SKT will give you a gorgeous Sun Kissed Tan that is 100% safe. They last about 7-10 days and is guaranteed to fade evenly! Most importantly, we don’t do orange! What kind of products do you use at SKT? We exclusively use the B.Gorgeous range of professional spray tan products which are without question the best on the market. They utilize what they call even-fade technology which ensures a gorgeous natural fade. Plus, they only use organic or natural ingredients that aren’t filled with all the nasties that others products have. What are things people should think about when spray tanning? Where you go is hugely important, there are a number of people offering tanning from home which I don’t actually have a problem with, however there are a number of people offering tanning that haven’t been professionally trained. At SKT staff have been trained to use the correct tan for the correct skin type. They do proper consultations and then apply the tan as recommended by the manufacturer to ensure consistent results.


What’s special and unique about SKT? We have made spray tanning an every week accessory, when it was previously something you would do for a special occasion. We did this through our innovative unlimited tanning cards (3, 6 and 12 month options). Also, noone does more tans than us. Our Christchurch store does around 300+ tans a week, Auckland does around 150+ and the Gold Coast does around 200+ spray tans a week. This means that as a company, we average at 650 spray tans per week globally, that’s 14 tans per hour, every hour, every week! What’s in store for the future at SKT? We are in the process of opening two more New Zealand stores, Wellington and Dunedin. We’re also considering growth strategies for Australia which at this stage looks like we will franchise. We also intend to open a store in LA within the next 12 months, so it’s all go here at SKT!

Where can we find a SKT Salon? Auckland Meadowbank Shopping Centre 35 St Johns Road, St Johns Christchurch 213a Waimari Road, Ilam Gold Coast 1/110 Monaco Street, Broadbeach waters. www.sunkissedtan.co.nz



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he benefits of Vitamin D, nick named the “Sunshine Vitamin” gained through UVA and UVB exposure have been well documented. Clients achieve an enhanced sense of wellbeing and optimism from the increased colour and Vitamin intake, and it’s perfect for boosting your tan prior to heading away on vacation. The Body Bronze team are trained in all areas of safe tanning and can answer any questions you may have. Also select from a full range of tanning accel-erator products to enhance and protect your tan and keep your skin properly hydrated and moisturised. Body Bronze has two salon locations: Newmarket and Manakau City. The Newmarket salon has relo- cated into an exciting new location at 8 Alma Street (just across the road from the old location) with plenty of on-site client parking. Visit today!

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Get Wise With Your Food


ise Cicada is one of the few places in Auckland that serves organic, nutritious, vegan meals, salads and sweet delights. Established in 2008 by partners Babak Sarfarazi and Anna Spota, Wise Cicada is a destination for conscious shopping, a relaxed gathering space and a stimulating multi-faceted retail and hospitality space. The ancient tale by Aesop describes a young cicada who chirps and sings and bathes in the sun all day while his friend, an ant, works tirelessly to ensure food is gathered and shelter is built to support his family through winter. As we all know, the cicada’s ways will not sustain his survival long term. Like cicada, individuals and communities in this time must become wiser about sustainable practices, making conscious choices in order to maintain our own health and the health of the planet. Thus the name ‘Wise Cicada’ was born. Completely unique to Newmarket, the store offers ethical and accessible choices to support customer’s health focused lifestyles and commitment to preserving the environment. The store fulfils the role of ‘town square’ for its own community, a community in which all newcomers are welcomed with love and humour. As soon as you step inside you experience aisle after aisle showcasing a comprehensive range of organic, whole food and eco-friendly products. You’re welcomed by friendly and knowledgeable staff who are eager to answer any questions. \This friendly atmosphere is important to Babak and his team, where his customers are regarded as ‘family’. Each customer is encouraged to relax and think of the shop as their home. Babak mentions, “A 258

community of like-minded friends is a driving principle of Wise Cicada.” In the plant-based organic café you can find high quality, nutritious meals. They cater food for a niche market of vegetarian, vegan and raw food diners, but also for people who have food allergies or illness. They target those who prefer eating organic whole-foods as a healthier option and specialise in raw ‘living’ salads, nourishing cooked meals and raw, gluten-free and sugar-free cakes. But it doesn’t end there. Expertise, supplements and lifestyle support is offered from the naturopathic clinic and whole food books are also available. Wise Cicada truly caters to the health conscious individual, supplying them with all the products, information and ‘feel-goods’ they need. When a new product graces the shelves of Wise Cicada, you can be sure it’s good for you. Babak and his team are conscious shoppers; each product is researched and analyzed. Aspects such as production ethics, chemical additives, sustainability and nutritional value are all taken into account. Fresh produce is locally sourced wherever possible, supporting local growers and producers, ensuring freshness and keeping fossil fuel impact low. Consistency, friendly, well-informed, efficient yet relaxed service is a staple at Wise Cicada. With an international team of friendly, interesting and interested employees, each worker brings with them a unique set of skills, knowledge and personality to the team. Because of this, customers love to chat and soak up a bit of another’s culture and perspective.

This face to face communication is what keeps Wise Cicada strong. Customers are all known by name, personality and interests. Many of these local ‘family members’ are welcomed daily. Though they also have a strong voice in social media, including facebook and instagram. Wise Cicada are also hugely charitable. They have their own trust. The Wise Cicada Charitable Trust in which they regularly hold fundraisers, dinners, entertainment and social events where 100% of profits go towards the trust. Wise Cicada is all about the experience. Come in and enjoy an energizing detoxifying juice, buy a raw cake where you won’t feel guilty, or a cookbook on how to make your own at home. Stock up your pantry with wholefoods and organics, grab the utensils to do your own juicing or make your own nut milk, or sprout some mung beans to add to your salads at home. Wise Cicada also have a fabulous online store where the full range from the Newmarket store is also available nationwide online. So what’s their ultimate goal? To support Wise Cicada customers with love, understanding and great service. Their honest, friendly and open community focus is refreshing in a commodity-driven society, where retail spaces can often make shoppers feel anonymous. www.wisecicada.org.nz


Generosity Without Borders Orphanage Project


en years ago, Wise Cicada owner Babak had a conversation with his sister, a medical doctor who provides volunteer healthcare to charities in Iran, after seeing first-hand how many disadvantaged and severely disabled children are abandoned and in need, she said, “I wish I could open an orphanage”. From that day, Babak has been dreaming of achieving this. In 2014 Babak and Wise Cicada Charitable Trust embarked on ‘Generosity Without Borders’, an orphanage project which will see around $300,000 raised to fund the building and set-up of an orphanage in Babak’s home town, Darab, Iran. To date, the local council has donated 5,000 sq metres of land and architectural plans have been drawn. The facility will become home for 30-50 orphaned and disabled children, providing love, meals and healthcare whilst supporting them through education. Upon completion of the build and set-up,

running of the orphanage will be handed over to an established non-governmental local charity group. Ongoing Wise Cicada Charitable Trust fundraising will help to support running costs. The experience of building this first orphanage, in a place where there are local connections and established networks, will become a working template for the Trust to create replica orphanages in other countries into the future. Babak’s goal is to create and support ‘five orphanages in five continents’. DONATE ONLINE www.wisecicadacharitabletrust.co.nz

Wise Cicada Charitable Trust


till in its infancy, the Wise Cicada Charitable Trust is developing its vision. But one thing’s for sure, the ultimate plan is to support children both overseas and here in New Zealand. The trust donates money or purchases items and services for organizations that do work which aligns with Wise Cicada’s ethos. Recently the trust held a Raw Buffet Dinner to raise money for children living in three orphanages: the Cambodian Children’s House of Peace (CCHP), which provides support for vulnerable children, in a community of peace: the Shikshran Gram Shelter for


Homeless children in India, dedicated to caring for children who have lost their parents, or whose parents are unable to care for them. The last was the Narjes Charity Orphanage in Shiraz, Iran. This organization supports disabled children and money raised was used to buy medical supplies, nappies, clothes, toys and such. Another recent fundraiser organized by the trust was to support children living in the outer islands of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu. Babak and his team filled a container with second hand bikes and new donated school supplies which were collected from the Wise Cicada customer base. DONATE ONLINE www.wisecicadacharitabletrust.co.nz

Probiotic Coconut Yoghurt

Gluten-free Pancakes A Wise Cicada weekend favourite – gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free (Recipe – Wise Cicada Chef Renata Holicova)

INGREDIENTS: * 2 cans of “Trade Aid” fair trade organic coconut milk * 1 sachet “Body Ecology” Kefir starter culture

INGREDIENTS: * 1 ¾ cup gluten free flour mix - buckwheat/brown rice/quinoa * 2 cups rice milk * 1 cup date puree *2 ripe bananas *1 tsp coriander powder *½ tsp salt *2 Tbsp corn starch * 1 tsp baking soda *1 tsp baking powder * 1 TBS flax seed powder * coconut oil for frying HOW TO: - Blend all ingredients in a blender. - This should be the texture of an ordinary pancake, thicker rather than runny. - Heat a pan with oil. - Spoon 3/4 cup of the mixture into pan, cooking approximately three minutes per side.

HOW TO: - Blend together in a blender on a low speed. - Pour into a glass or earthenware vessel, cover with a lid and leave on a kitchen bench for 48 hours. - Transfer to a refrigerator and use within 4 days. - Yoghurt will get the desired texture once in the fridge for at least 4 hours. CHEF’S TIPS: - This is a plain yoghurt, you can add fresh or frozen berries, raw cacao powder or pineapple and a pinch of turmeric powder.. be creative.

CHOCOLATE SAUCE INGREDIENTS: * 1/2 cup raw cacao powder * 1/3 cup agave syrup, coconut nectar or maple syrup * 1/3 cup melted coconut oil HOW TO: - blend raw cacao powder and agave or coconut nectar. - while blender is running add melted coconut oil. - blend until completely smooth. Serve with fresh fruits, maple syrup, chocolate sauce and home-made coconut yoghurt. Fresh mint will look and taste fantastic as well.


The Soul of Wise Cicada

Our editor loves Wise Cicada and can’t stop raving about it! So we caught up with owner Babak Sarfarazi to find out what makes Wise Cicada so special.


hen did you start working at Wise Cicada? We started Wise Cicada from scratch, in 2008, with a vision to provide people with a good food destination. I grew up on a farm in Iran, we produced our own food in an ‘organic fashion’, the ‘old way’, free from chemicals, fruit tasted beautiful. When I came to New Zealand, I saw a great variety of fruit and vegetables, shiny, beautiful produce, but the taste was often no good at all. I wondered about all the chemical numbers I saw on different food labels. I noticed a difference in taste and realised it was about how food is grown. I decided I didn’t want to eat that way so by choosing organic produce I was able to keep eating the ‘old way’. At Wise Cicada, we can all eat this way. What is your role within Wise Cicada? I am owner and director. What do you love most about your job? The people, our customers and the appreciation they show us for providing a good service and good food for them. We can’t always be perfect but we try hard to offer an excellent shopping experience and our customers support us as we strive to improve. What is your favourite breakfast recipe? Definitely our gluten-free pancakes with organic fruit salad and home-made probiotic coconut yoghurt. You’ll only find it on Wise Cicada café’s weekend menu. 262

What kind of foods do Wise Cicada offer? When it comes to groceries we offer organics, wholefoods, glutenfree, vegan, dairy-free, sugar-free, low-allergen, eco-friendly household items, natural cleaning products, natural body care, natural makeup, natural supplements, whole-food/vegan/raw cookbooks, blenders and juicers, bulk dry wholefoods and fresh organic produce. At our café all food is prepared daily and is vegan and organic where possible (approximately 90%). Our salad bar offers extra toppings for nutritional balance and flavour such as tamari toasted seeds, hummus, nutritional yeast, LSA or pesto. A cooked plant-based vegan main meal is made daily with love as well as organic juices and super food smoothies. If you’re in the mood for something sweet try one of our raw desserts (free from refined sugar we use coconut, sugar, dates, stevia) which are all gluten-free. In addition, we also have healthy breakfast options including gluten-free, dairy-free Bircher muesli and a plant-based breakfast buffet. What’s in store for the future of Wise Cicada? Watch this space; we’re going to ‘grow up’ so to speak. We aim to expand, making organic and healthy food more accessible to everyone. We’d love to be able to open up Wise Cicada sites in locations where we can support people who are trying to achieve a better health outcome. We also plan to work hard on Wise Cicada Charitable Trust’s orphanage project – the aim is to eventually build five orphanages in five continents. www.wisecidada.org.nz

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Go coconuts for kefir


nita from The Kefir Company has quite the story to tell. In 2006 her son Shamus was born a month prematurely. Suffering from gut issues, constipation and vomiting, little Shamus was an extremely bad sleeper and a generally unsettled baby. Life wasn’t easy with Shamus, he didn’t like loud noises or any voices he perceived as different.

Although Anita was giving it to her children, she realised that she should be taking it as well. The longer Anita took Kefir, the more improvements she felt and saw. Anita and Terry then began making Kefir for other families with ASD in their lives and from that, the idea of The Kefir Company was born. Anita loved the idea of helping other families and word of mouth continues to increase business.

Anita knew in her heart of hearts that something was wrong; Shamus was showing signs of Autism. When her family’s GP couldn’t help, Anita and her husband Terry visited a homeopathic practitioner who knew straight away what was happening with Shamus. After the arrival of the couple’s second child, Kaitlynn, they went to Dr Leila Masson who diagnosed Shamus straight away with Autism. The couple started biomedical treatments, the strict Gaps diet and coconut water kefir with Gina Wilson. They also started homeopathy, chiropractic, Bowen and speech therapy.

So what are these benefits that come from Kefir?

After six weeks, Shamus started to make progress and Anita and Terry began to see changes. Slowly over the next six months he started to sleep through the night, was calmer and more accepting of change. All in all, a much happier child. Kaitlynn was 2 and a half years old when she was diagnosed with mild autism and the couple started the same treatment plan but with some changes as her autism was different to Shamus’s. Terry began making Kefir himself and after a few failed attempts, he fine tuned the process so that they could produce high quality Kefir. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Anita attended a seminar about Body Ecology and learnt a lot more about Kefir. 264

Kefir is fermented coconut water that is a liquid probiotic. As an ancient drink that’s been enjoyed for hundreds of years, research shows that coconut water may protect against heart attacks, high blood pressure, irregular heart beats and blood cots. Deriving from the Turkish word “Keyif” meaning “good feeling,” Kefir does just that. Coconut water Kefir is fermented and rich in beneficial bacteria and yeast. Enjoying Kefir can benefit your kidneys, heart, immunity and overall health. Other benefits include increased energy levels, balanced moods and maintaining healthy hair, skin and nails. Kefir also helps with gut issues such as I.B.S, constipation, eczema and many other similar issues. Six years down the track, both children are recovered. Although the road to recovery was long and arduous, the best part for Anita and Terry are the wonderful people they’ve met along the way. Anita does public speaking all over the North Island and loves helping parents that are in similar situations to her family. Ph: 0800 533 476 www.thekefircompany.co.nz



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Eat Well & Live Well

As a mother, Jo Nolan wanted to nourish her children in the best way possible, nourish them when it came to their bodies, their minds and their souls.


he set about exploring different aspects, reading various books on the subject and began to experiment with different ways of eating. What she first discovered was that there was so much conflicting information out there; at times she was overwhelmed and confused.

About ten years ago Jo came across a wonderful book, ‘Nourishing Traditions’. This book contained wonderful information that made so much sense to Jo and ended her confusion. One of the chapters in particular stood out, about the importance of fermented food and how all traditional cultures around the world had fermented foods as a regular part of their diet. She decided sauerkraut looked like the easiest way to start eating fermented vegetables but soon discovered that if she wanted the benefits from it she was going to have to make it herself. So after a few years of fermenting for her family and friends she decided it was time to have as many people as possible experience the benefits of these wonderful foods, so she created Be Nourished, a business that provides amazing varieties of sauerkraut and other lacto fermented cultured vegetables. These probiotic superfoods at Be Nourished are teaming with live organisms and essential enzymes that aid digestion and repopulate the digestive tract with beneficial bacteria. Loaded with vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals, they make the perfect complement to any meal. Ph: 021 052 2319 www.benourished.co.nz


“Established 5 years ago with just one product - Chia, Matakana SuperFoods now has developed more than 50 lines of superfood products and a skincare product, and the list is growing.”

Super Foodie


he Beauty Book caught up with Christina Glucina, wife of Kevin Glucina and co-founder of New Zealand’s first superfood company, which introduced us to products like chia seeds, coconut sugar and more.

What is the philosophy behind Matakana Superfoods? What we eat and how we eat has a major influence on our wellbeing and quality of life. Our aim at Matakana SuperFoods is to make high quality, nutrient-rich superfoods and superfood blends that support health and wellbeing, available to everyone. As more and more demands are being placed on families, and people find themselves increasingly “time poor” the need to eat healthily becomes even more important. We really are what we eat, and what we put into our bodies is key to how we feel, function and age.   Kevin’s wealth of knowledge and experience in the health industry, along with his research expertise, has meant that we, as a company, are at the forefront of being able to bring new and exciting products to New Zealand from all parts of the world. In particular, we’ve been able to source foods with special, unique and health-giving properties that are not able to be grown in New Zealand.  How did Matakana SuperFoods begin? Health and wellbeing has always been a priority for us. And having spent the previous 30 years involved in and passionate about health, moving into the area of superfoods and health supplements was, in a way, a natural progression. 266

Back in the 80s and 90s and long before it was trending, we were following an additive-free, chemical-free, wholefood diet and lifestyle. Social media didn’t exist. There was no Google, Facebook or Instagram and there were no lovely food blogs to follow. We were just totally committed to providing our children with the healthiest non-toxic diet and environment possible. We were eating a lot of organic, plant-based foods and very little in the way of processed foods. Kevin had strong views on sugar even back then.He thought the trend in the 80s of adding diluted fruit juice to babies’bottles would set kids up for diabetes and potentially obesity. We allowed our kids to have treats but they were always of the healthy, home-made variety. They grew up drinking lots of water so never developed a craving for the sugar in fruit juice or other commercial sugar-laden drinks. The first time our eldest child had ice cream and regular sweets was at his 5th birthday party!  This investment in health also meant eliminating as many chemicals as possible in and around the house and not spraying for insects inside. At the same time, we were trialling gluten free foods, and Kevin first started talking about the value of super-nutrient foods with his patients in the early 90s. Foods like broccoli and almonds, not the more exotic sounding cupuacu, acai and sacha inchi that we bring in from sustainable farms in the Amazon today.  

What exactly is a “Superfood”? It is interesting to see the amount of foods being given the superfood tag these days, but from our perspective a candidate food has to bring something special to the table. For example, it might be extremely high in a hard-to-find nutrient which is beneficial to health. A good example of this is Gac fruit which has by far the highest level of lycopene – a compound which, according to a large 12 year Finnish study, may reduce your chances of stroke and heart disease by up to 50% if you are getting enough of it. Another example is Goji, which has high levels of zeaxanthin - a compound which is important to help prevent macular degeneration of the eyes. We firmly believe you will get better results from nutrients such as these if you take them in their whole food form – if not fresh then dried and powdered - rather than an as an extract isolated and added to a nutritional supplement. There are hundreds of associated plant compounds in a single superfood and as such, we don’t want to isolate just one or two of those compounds. To get maximum absorption and benefit, we want them all in there as nature intended. Any new or exciting products you can tell us about?  Yes. We are becoming a “one stop natural sweetener supplier”. With the rates of obesity and diabetes on the rise everywhere, it’s more important than ever to watch our sugar intake. We now have a great selection of natural, low GI, low sugar and/or low calorie sweeteners to choose from such as yacon, stevia, lucuma, coconut nectar and coconut sugar. One exciting new product called Monk fruit is actually 200 times sweeter than sugar but because it gets it sweetness from a naturally occurring chemical

called mogroside, rather than sugar, it doesn’t affect blood sugar levels.  Another product, yacon root powder, has special sugars which are very pleasantly sweet,  but don’t get absorbed by the blood stream instead going straight to the bowel to provide nutrients for the beneficial bacteria that keep the bowel healthy. What are some of your personal favourites? Where do I start?!!  I’m spoilt for choice of course, but both Maqui and Goji are favourites of mine because of their various unique and special health properties.  Our SuperGreens blend and our Supershake formulation are also personal faves. These two blends use very high quality ingredients (chosen for their super-nutrient and health-giving properties) and are extremely easy to take. They contain ingredients you won’t find in other formulations, and unlike a lot of other products on the market, you won’t find 30 or 40 different ingredients in them. By keeping our ingredient lists to our “Top 7’ and “Top 12 Superfoods” respectively, means that  you get more of a few high quality, key ingredients rather than a diluted, minute amount of a lot of ingredients. Oh and they taste pretty good too! Where to now for Matakana Superfoods? 2015 will see our products enter the Australian market through a distribution agreement. We’re also keen to get some of our worldleading products into the European and Asian markets and are on the lookout for distributors there, as well as expanding our facility in Matakana and still having enough balance in life to enjoy the whole process. www.matakanasuperfoods.com

Please visit www.matakanasuperfoods.com for more information. info@matakanasuperfoods.com 0800 422 9688


Bake Your (Gluten Free) Cake and Love Eating it too


he numbers of New Zealanders living with food allergies and food intolerances has exploded in the last ten years. So chances are you have family or friends who have to avoid foods like dairy, gluten or nuts.

Entertaining for those with food allergies, coeliac disease or food intolerances can be challenging, however Love Cake, a proudly Kiwi company, have set out to help make that job a little easier. Created in 2006 to cater for the growing number of New Zealanders with dietary restrictions, the business began producing a range of high quality baking mixes that were free from gluten, dairy, soy and nuts, with egg free baking options. Now Love Cake products can be found in supermarkets and specialty food stores around the country and in the last year, they’ve started exporting to Australia. “While we began with a chocolate range, we soon added a lemon cupcake mix, followed by a vanilla cake and cupcake” says Love Cake Director Virginia Clark. “We had such a demand from customers who were gluten and dairy free, but wanted to create a wider variety of cakes, cupcakes and desserts for birthdays and special occasions. We felt they shouldn’t have to miss out” Virginia, a trained Cordon Bleu Chef, is especially interested in organic and ‘real’ food and loves getting back to cooking basics. She says that her goal is to give people with special dietary


restrictions the freedom to indulge. “We’ve taken our own favourite recipes and assembled the allergy free baking ingredients in one easy-to-use mix”. The beauty of Love Cake is that you don’t need to have a variety of different gluten free flours in the cupboard and the mixes are incredibly versatile. The Sumptuous Vanilla Cake mix, for example, is delicious on its own, but is also the perfect base for a carrot cake, upside down fruit cake with plums or other stone fruit or soaked in coffee liqueur for a tiramisu. This ‘Free From’ Baking range is available in two separate product lines: the ‘Organic’ (pink pack) or ‘Natural’ (blue) which is a nonorganic alternative. A savoury scone mix and a savoury muffin mix will soon be joining their sweet counterparts too. While free from common allergens, the Love Cake Baking Mix range is, surprisingly, not free from flavour. We pick that your guests won’t even notice the difference! • Wheat free • Gluten free • Dairy free • Soy free • Nut free • Egg free options available Ph: (09) 443 4712 www.lovecake.co.nz

Zingy Lemon Muffin Baking Mix People who enjoy citrus will love making these fresh flavoured lemon muffins (or mini loaves). They’re delicious, hot from the oven, drizzled with lemon and sugar syrup. Alternatively, the mix can be made into a slice, just spoon the batter into a rectangle spring form tart tin and top with stone fruit or sliced rhubarb.

Sumptuous Vanilla Cake Baking Mix Use this beautifully vanilla perfumed cake mix as the base for a summery Coconut and Lime Cake. Add grated lime rind to the cake mix and once cooked, slice the cake in half and fill with whipped coconut cream or coconut and lime icing. Top with the rest of the coconut icing, toasted coconut shavings and grated lime zest.


Decadent Chocolate Cake Baking Mix Rich chocolate cake. Need we say more? It’s perfect for birthday parties and special occasions. Virginia’s top tip is to use the included chocolate icing to make a rich chocolate ganache (instructions on the pack) and to fill with marinated cherries or berries.


Solgar’s Skin, Nails & Hair A bold approach to a healthy look


or everyone who cares about appearance, here is a unique, award winning formulation focused on building collagen and keratin, the major components of healthier hair, skin and nails.

The condition and appearance of your hair, skin and nails directly reflects the state of your overall health. We spend hundreds of dollars on beauty products to enhance our appearance, often not realizing the most effective beauty products are those that we can take internally. Shelves are filled with health and beauty aids that are applied externally. The beauty of Solgar’s Skin Nails and Hair formula lies in its internal use and targeted ingredients. The delivery of vital nutrients internally may help support strong hair, hard nails and moist supple skin. In addition to MSM, this scientifically advanced formulation provides the body with Zinc, Silica, Proline and Lysine, which act together as these nutrients are critical to collagen building. Solgar’s Skin, Nails and Hair contains a combination of some of the most researched, natural and viable forms of nutrients specifically tailored for your skin, nails and hair: MSM This is a rich source of sulphur, which helps with the general condition, stimulation, growth and luster of the hair and nails. It also promotes healing and general skin cell health. Vitamin C is probably the most important antioxidant for skin, nails and hair and is known as one of the best defenders against freeradical damage. It helps with the manufacture and maintenance of collagen, promoting skin elasticity, skin repair and also helps maintain healthy bones, teeth and gums.Silica helps with cracked and brittle nails and overall improvements to the skin integrity. Proline & Lysine combined with vitamin C, these nutrients are vital


for the formation of collagen which helps to keep our skin looking supple. Copper helps manufacture the pigment melanin which helps protect the skin against the sun and is important for formation of strong and flexible collagen fibres. Zinc is a powerful antioxidant mineral with numerous benefits for skin, nails and hair health. (White spots on the nails may indicate a zinc deficiency). Many nutrients can not be effectively delivered to the body externally. This formula is designed to help build collagen and keratin, major building blocks of hair, skin and nails that can decrease as we age. Delivering nutrients like MSM internally may help support strong hair, hard nails and moist supple skin. Solgar’s Skin Nails and Hair Formula is a great addition to your daily beauty regime. Solgar’s Skin Nails and Hair tablets are free of corn, yeast, wheat, soy and dairy products and are formulated without the use of preservatives, artificial flavours or colours. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medication, please consult your healthcare practitioner before taking any dietary supplement. www.solgar.com

Chelated Solomins RRP $40.06 A highly absorbable multi mineral combination of essential minerals which may be fabulous for someone who is constantly tired.

Solgar® 7 RRP $146.47 Solgar 7 effectively supports mobility, flexibility and range of motion in overstressed joints. Great for active people through sports or work activities.

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Advanced Multi-Billion Dophilus RRP $68.21 Friendly gut bacteria is vital for a healthy digestive function. The need for acidophilus may be increased during and after antibiotic use, or while travelling.

Pycnogenol RRP $67.65 A pine bark extract well recognized for widening the blood vessels and supporting healthy circulation.

Vision Guard RRP $61.87 May have beneficial effects on the health and maintenance of proper eye function.

Resveratrol RRP $57.70 A high potency antioxidant formula researched and proven to target cardiovascular health and healthy ageing.

Uva Ursi & Juniper RRP $42.15 May help with water retention, with possible urinary/bladder strengthening properties.

Thermogenic Complex RRP $63.95 Those wishing to partake in healthy eating and/or an exercise regime may find that this may facilitate in the weight loss process.

Wild Oregano RRP $21.39 Can possibly help with traveller’s diarrhoea making it the ideal travelling companion. May be of value for sinus infection, sore throat, tonsillitis and bronchitis.

Ultimate Bone Support RRP $46.51 A high potency bone health formula that is easy to absorb. Ultimate bone support may be beneficial for bone health & healing and osteoporosis.

Omnium RRP $140.14 Provides a complete and balanced source of vitamins, mineral and antioxidants which may protect against age related decline.

L-Theanine RRP $55.68 This amino acid promotes good quality sleep as well as being useful in alleviating monthly mood cycles.

Comfort Zone RRP $56.45 A blend of enzymes and botanical herbs which may be supportive for digestive disturbances and food intolerances.

Hyaluronic Acid RRP $96.59 Low levels of Hyaluronic Acid may be a contributing factor to wrinkling in ageing and may aid in hydrating the skin.

VM2000 RRP $76.84 VM2000 is a broad spectrum nutritional boost with superior absorption and high in energy-supporting B-vitamins.

Botanical Female Complex RRP $55.15 May support optimal hormone balance in woman, particularly for those going through menopause or experiencing hot flushes.

Cranflora RRP $62.29 This unique combination of Cranberry powder, L. acidophilus and Ester C® may promote and protect the health of the urinary tract and the intestines.

Saw Palmetto Berries RRP $56.06 May help with prostate enlargement and its associated symptons such as frequent urination, impotence, male pattern baldness or receding hairline.

Ubiquinol RRP $139.66 This form of CoQ10 ensures optimal absorption and assimilation making it beneficial for people over 30.

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Health & Wellbeing Andrea Bruce This Highway called Life


ately I’ve been thinking of life as a sort of highway, with a series of On and Off ramps. I like to think of myself as the luxury vehicle travelling the super highway as I navigate my direction. Why a luxury vehicle? Because I’m all about ‘Quality Of Life’, so it makes sense to treat yourself as a luxury vehicle and aim to achieve the best possible health. To me that equates to regular exercise 4-5 times a week (even if time only allows a half hour walk), lots of whole foods, lean protein, and high quality vitamins (because not all vitamins are created equal!)

My favourite health products for 2015 are my Asics Gel Kayano 21 running shoes (where fashion meets ultimate performance and structure), my Usana Essentials multi-vitamins and my Vision Financial Health & Personal Insurance Cover for peace of mind. Here’s to a healthy and happy 2015 ahead! It’s sure to be a busy one for me as I get married for a second time! www.andreabruce.co.nz

The On and Off ramps on the highway of life - signify the choices we make whether good or bad. The good news about the highway of life is that you can choose to take your luxury vehicle on or off it any time. I’ve read before that successful people say ‘No’ a lot, and as I’ve grown older I’ve come to learn what this means. As it turns out, not everyone is on the same highway. In fact, there are an infinite number of different highways and everyone’s version of success is different! The Take Home point is - that it’s important to keep moving forward, loving what we do, and how we spend time each day. If something is no longer aligned with what makes us feel good inside, then it may be time to say ‘au revoir’ for the time being. To feel alive, we need to continue to learn and grow, and spend time doing the things we love. The best part, is that this is where the Law Of Attraction comes into play and simply by doing what we love, other people and events miraculously align themselves with us, Seemingly serendipitously coming into our lives. Put simply, think lots of coincidences taking place! And look out for these coincidences because they’re signs that you’re on the right path (or highway!) 276

Andrea Bruce is a Health & Wellbeing Writer & Adviser Connect with Andrea www.facebook.com/AndreaBruceEnergy

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“The colon is like the second brain of the body. More than 80% of illness begins in the gut. It needs to cleared regularly to release toxins. A healthy gut will make you look and feel younger and be great weight loss. �

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The Way to Holistic Health The Beauty Book took a visit to the Colon Care Centre to learn more about the importance of good colon health


e were greeted by Owner Jenny Yang who welcomed us into the Centre. Jenny has had the Colon Care Centre for over ten years and can not speak enough about the amazing health and weight loss benefits associated with a healthy gut.

Jenny explains that an individual’s gut is often reflected in the state of their skin. The colon is like the second brain of the body. More than 80% of illness begins in the gut. It needs to cleared regularly to release toxins. A healthy gut will make you look and feel younger and be great weight loss. When first beginning a colon cleansing programme, you may need 6-12 treatments over a period of two months. You can then switch to a monthly maintenance programme. Colon Hydrotherapy is a safe, effective method of removing waste from the large intestine, without the use of drugs. It is popular with people of all ages, including children and teens who are often referred by specialists. By introducing pure, filtered and temperature-regulated water into the colon, human waste is softened and loosened, resulting in evacuation through natural peristalsis. A colon hydrotherapy session is a comfortable experience for people and produces no toxicity. Colon treatments were first recorded around 1500 BC in ancient documents that dealt with the practice of medicine. Today it has become a valuable tool to the physician treating disease. Combined with sound nutrition and exercise, colon hydrotherapy plays an important role in achieving vibrant health. Famous American R&B singer Roberta Flack visited New Zealand on tour and said: “I have been enjoying colon therapy for 25 years and never experienced anything like what you offer. May you continue to heal and save lives.” The Colon Care Centre also offers Infrared Sauna/Heat treatment. Infrared heat is form of energy that is directly transmitted onto objects because of it specific wavelength. Where conventional saunas transfer heat by circulating hot air, thus warming your body from the head, the infrared heat rays warm your body directly allowing an in depth heat. It can penetrate up to 45mm inside the body. Health benefits include: increased calorie burning, increased blood circulation and skin tone, strengthening of the cardiovascular system, removal of toxins and impurities from the body, relief from pain and injury, cellulite clearing and improvement of scars. Another treatment at the Centre is the Bio-Cleanse Detox which rebalances energy meridians through the use of a specialist foot bath. The complex energy fields of the unit permeate the water, realigning a body’s energy field and allowing the body mass to function better. Ph: +64 9 815 6499 www.coloncarecentre.co.nz 639 New North Road, Morningside, Auckland


De-Stress your life with Viva


ocated in the heart of Parnell Auckland, Viva Wellness Spa is a boutique day spa with a focus on wellness. Spa therapist Helen Harvey’s target is to bring ease to people’s lives and bodies through bodywork treatments.

“Wellness goes beyond the absence of pain and disease. It is a sense of peace and joy pervading the body, mind and very being of a person.” Helen continues, “Many people come to Viva with physical tension or high levels of stress. They leave feeling relaxed and inspired to make changes in their lives.” Viva offers individual treatments as well as personalised packages. Clients can choose from massage, reflexology, facials, head massage and energetic bodywork to create bespoke treatments. A popular combination is body massage and Access Bars®. Massage releases tension from the body with deep or soothing strokes, then Bars relaxes the mind by touching pressure points on the scalp. People gain a sense of peace without constant mind chatter and can more easily deal with stressful situations. It’s easy to see why people say that they feel so relaxed that they don’t want to leave! Helen shares her top five tips to manage stress and build resilience.

5 tips to de-stress 1. Be number one. Book regular treatments, such as massage, to release tension. Make your self-care programme a top priority and schedule other appointments around it. 2. Get some air. Go outside and move your body to change habitual posture and oxygenate the brain. A break and change of scenery also accelerates creativity and productivity when you return to the task at hand. 3. Change your perspective. Holding onto fixed points of view creates stress when things don’t match what you have decided is important. Ask, “What’s the value of holding onto this point of view? What other choices do I have?” 4. Laugh out loud. Life doesn’t have to be so serious. What can you add to your life to have more levity? Spend time with people who make you laugh. 5. Have a Bars treatment. Try Viva Wellness Spa’s signature treatment Access Bars® and feel like you’ve had a mini vacation. As points on the head are gently held stress is released from the body and the mind becomes calm. 252 Parnell Rd, Parnell, Auckland P: 0800 337 873 helen@vivaspa.co.nz www.vivaspa.co.nz 280

Efamol Pure Evening Primrose Oil ®

Nature’s Nutritional Beauty Essential Not all EPO supplements are created equal, so make sure you choose Efamol® EPO to bring out the glowing, inner you. • Efamol® EPO provides 33% more active constituent – Gammalinolenic acid (GLA) – than other brands. An essential component of healthy skin cells, GLA supports the healthy production of prostaglandins. Unhealthy prostaglandin production is associated with itchy, thin, dry and scaly skin • Efamol® EPO has been shown to enhance clear skin throughout monthly cycles, and firmness, smoothness and elasticity in healthy skin • Efamol® EPO helps your skin to retain water, supporting a hydrated appearance


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Beauty from the inside & out Natural Meds provides health stores and pharmacies with high quality nutritional supplements. Sourcing only the purest and clinically effective products, Natural Meds products are set to make a difference in your health and wellbeing.


hese days, the amount of nutritional supplements that are readily available are outstanding! Natural Meds offer highly ethical health and wellness information along with products that work!

The Beauty Book spoke to the team at Natural Meds to get a better feel for two of their products: NeoCell Collagen and Keratin Hair Volumizer What does the range of NeoCell Collagen products include? NeoCell has a vast range of collagen products to suit all needs ranging from skin, hair and nail health. Products come in different forms to suit different needs; tablets, chews or liquids and can also help tissue health problems linked with ligaments, tendons, bones and joints. Why is Collagen such an important ingredient in hair and beauty treatments? Understanding collagen begins with knowing that it’s truly the glue that holds our body together. It’s the building block for all our body’s major systems. Collagen is naturally produced by the body throughout our lifetime but from age 25, collagen production starts to slow down. As collagen production declines, the structure of our body and tissues, such as skin, which contain high amounts of collagen, leads to telltale signs of aging such as wrinkling, thinning hair and sagging of the skin. What is the benefit of taking a supplement rather than a topical treatment? Unlike topical lotions and creams, Collagen supplementation works from the inside out. Collagen Types 1 and 3 actually represents the majority of the body’s total collagen supply and are the main types of collagen consistent in the skin, hair and nails. Typically people taking NeoCell will absorb 90% of the collagen taken if dosage guidelines are followed and it is taken away from food. How does the Collagen Beauty Builder benefit overall beauty and health? If your skin’s losing radiance and your nails are softening, then this is the product for you! As a totally new beauty support formula, NeoCell’s Collagen Beauty Builder contains a combination of ingredients including NeoCell’s Collagen Types 1 and 3, Hyaluronic Acid and Silica. These ingredients transport vital


nutrients and minerals throughout your body to promote radiant skin and strong nails. With the Collagen Beauty Builder you can be sure you’ll be glowing this summer. Moving onto the Keratin Hair Volumizer how does this product benefit dry and dull hair? NeoCell Keratin Hair Volumizer is a healthy hair supplement with a whole realm of benefits. Combining clinically proven Cynatine HNS Keratin with a complex blend of hair support ingredients, this one product not only increases hair strength, thickness and shine, but it also reduces hair loss from washing. What other ingredients are used in your range to benefit hair and beauty? NeoCell’s Keratin Hair Volumizer also contains Amla. Amla provides high levels of Vitamin C and has been revered for being a powerful anti-oxidant. Vitamin C is an essential factor for collagen synthesis and helps boost collagen levels in the body. NeoCell’s Collagen Beauty Builder also contains Hyaluronic Acid. This is a water-loving nutrient that hydrates the body and promotes skin elasticity. It also helps in the appearance of smooth, supple skin by keeping it plump. Biotin (the beauty vitamin) is also included and is a B type vitamin that nourishes hair, skin and nails. Biotin is looking to be the next big star in the beauty industry going by trends in the US. Why are the NeoCell Collagen products beauty regime must haves? NeoCell’s Collagen products provide the right ingredients in a form that the body can utilize to create beautiful skin, healthy thick hair and nails as proved in recent clinical trials. NeoCell products can be used as part of your daily skin care routine to assist with your health and beauty from the inside out. www.naturalmeds.co.nz



Introducing an all new, healthy hair support formula from NeoCell. Keratin Hair Volumizer combines clinically proven Cynatine HNS Keratin with a complex blend of hair support ingredients, including our best selling, bioavailable Super Collagen.

KEY HAIR ENHANCING INGREDIENTS: Cynatine HNS is a solubilized keratin protein, enabling it to be both bioactive and bio-available in the body, which allows it to bind with hair. Cynatine HNS has been clinically proven to reduce hair loss from washing, improve hair strength and improve the brightness and luster of hair. NeoCell Collagen™ 1&3 is a rich source of glycine, proline, alanine and hydroxyproline, which are the main constituents of collagen in the hair. Research suggests that collagen supplementation stimulates fibroblasts at the hair root, resulting in increased diameter of the hair shaft for stronger, healthier hair. Amla, or Indian Gooseberry, has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine for its anti-aging properties. Amla provides high concentrations of Vitamin C and has been revered for being a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin C is an essential cofactor for collagen synthesis and helps boost collagen levels in the hair.

Introducing an all new, total beauty support formula from NeoCell. Collagen Beauty Builder combines our best selling, bioavailable Super Collagen with nutrients rich in beauty benefits such as Alpha Lipoic Acid and Biotin. KEY BEAUTY ENHANCING INGREDIENTS: Super Collagen™ 1&3 is a high absorption beauty nutrient for radiant skin, thick hair, and strong nails. Super Collagen™ 1&3 is a structural protein that contains 19 amino acids unique to collagen. This specific combination of amino acids helps sustain collagen levels in the skin and promote the synthesis of new collagen fibres. Hyaluronic Acid is a water-loving nutrient that hydrates the body and promotes skin elasticity. HA is nature’s “moisture-magnet” and plays a central role in supporting the appearance of smooth, supple skin. ALA is a potent antioxidant. Free radical damage is a major cause of skin aging, making antioxidants essential for healthy and beautiful skin. ALA is unique in that it protects cells from free radical damage both inside and outside of the cell. Biotin is a B vitamin critical for hair growth and strengthening nails. Silica is a mineral involved in the transport of nutrients to the hair, skin and nails and ensures that hair follicles are supplied with all the vital minerals necessary for the growth and vitality of hair.

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The 7 ‘Must Have’s to creating a lifestyle business If you’re like the majority of women, you’ve got BIG dreams, an even bigger purpose with your desires to make a difference doing something you LOVE. In order to build a lifestyle business that serves you, your clients and your family – you FIRST must be willing. Then, be sure you are incorporating the 7 sweet spot tips here and watch your income and impact soar.



ou may remember a now-famous statement spoken by the Dalai Lama at the 2009 Vancouver Peace Summit... “The world will be saved by the western woman.”

Perhaps you have that burning desire. You’ve had moments where you have wondered what on earth is this ‘thing you have to do.’ But, like me, you HAVE to do it. You HAVE to listen to it – whatever it is. It’s as if you have no choice.

Much time has passed since then and around the globe we’ve seen the truth of those words in action as women rise up into their potential and listen to the calling in their heart that they can no longer hide from. The question is, as creative women entrepreneurs, how do we answer this call without giving up our relationships, our self-care and our lives  to do it?  I believe that there comes a point in a women’s life where she KNOWS that she is here for something different, something more, but often she can’t put her finger on it, but she just knows she HAS to listen. 

You know it’s time now. It’s like a new moment has arisen and the beating of your heart is getting louder. It’s ready to leave the old you behind, to stop looking backwards and to own the new you that has been itching to be, do and have a new level of abundance, of joy, of happiness. Being unfulfilled is no longer an option. It just won’t do, right, fellow believer of possibilities? There’s a saying I once heard that I live my life by and it’s this: commitment + enthusiasm + failure + persistence = success. That’s how you get to that new level. You know that, because that’s what it feels like you are experiencing every day. You are

ready for a breakthrough and this new level of commitment is the fire that is stoking your belly. I applaud you. I share your enthusiasm (and slight craziness!) for trusting in yourself - ‘even though.’ Even though you didn’t have a clue how it was going to all work out, even though it meant you having to leave behind a ‘safe’ J-O-B, relationship, house, life, even though you are not sure where the next paycheck is coming from or if you’ll ever stop making ‘just enough.’ See you are a little crazy – just like me. I want you to know you are not alone. You are among a growing breed of ‘believer of possibilities’ who are ready to stand in their Truth, to listen to their heart, to own their fulfilment – whatever it is, and whatever it takes. You are not alone too, on waking up some mornings and wondering what the heck have you done. What were you thinking in your moment of madness, stepping off the cliff the way you have. And now that you’ve owned this you see that your purpose is to start your own business, or to ramp up the one you already have so you can reach more people, help others in a way that you have been called to do. But you are wondering what actually your purpose is. You are ready for compete clarity of this ‘little mission’ (or maybe not so little!) you are on. If you had clarity then you could move forward. I know because that how I felt. Once I got that I had to listen to my calling, I was like, ok now what? You’ve come so far on this journey. I applaud you for listening to your heart. You have grown so much in the process and it’s taken a whole lot of courage, determination and spirit to get you to where you are now. It hasn’t all been a bed of roses. In fact sometimes it’s been downright hard work. But you know it had to be like that. If it was easy right from the start you wouldn’t be the person you are today, with all those learnings, lessons and moments to grow. Remember, a diamond is created under pressure. That’s you right? You’ve felt the pressure. Good. Now you get to be a Diamond. So what’s it going to take? A whole lot of faith, trust, alignment, belief and self-worth. How do I know? It’s part of what I practice on a daily basis. Even now, as my business grows and expands.

The success of my business is a direct reflection on me mastering me. You get that. You know that if you feel like crap, the last thing you feel like doing is getting out into the world and doing your good work. But when you feel good, it all flows with ease and joy. So we want more of that. Way more. And what’s more, we want a system for it. And that’s why, fellow believer of possibilities, I am on a mission to help you shine your light, wow like a Diamond and become all you are here to do, be and have. It’s my personal crusade to help women triumph. If I can build a business and a life that I love, that brings me satisfaction, fulfilment, joy and endless possibilities – you can too. And I want to show you how. If you’re at that spot where you know you need to leave your J-O-B to follow your calling… or you’ve recently left your J-O-B and you’re not sure what to do out of ALL the stuff you could be doing…or you’ve been following your passion for a while now but it’s still not quite coming together the way you had hoped… here’s my power tip for you: Whether you’re new in business, or you’ve been in business for a while, the FIRST thing you need is a system; to get clarity on your purpose, to take action on your goals, to master your blind-spots, to master your relationship with money to bring in cash flow, and ultimately to master yourself.  Get on purpose, and into prosperity ‘mindset’ while increasing your income.As someone wanting to create a “Lifestyle Business” you would be looking to grow a business that… - Creates a generous income (think 6-figures or more) - Creates a big contribution (women business owners giving back)  - Truly supports you and your purpose  - Truly supports the life you wish to live

“A Business that makes great money requires the right mindset and marketing“


When I’m asked what it really takes to create a business that hits the “sweet spot” of all four elements above, certain key pieces and systems immediately come to mind. Here’s a quick checklist of 7 ‘must have’s:     1. Solve a pressing problem for a specific person. Yes, I’m talking about your niche. It’s important to have a compelling niche because people invest in problems they want solved. If you’ve been hearing, “Sounds great, but…” from your potential clients, chances are you’re not solving a problem that’s pressing enough for your peeps.     Bonus tip: Don’t get hung up on this idea of having to choose the perfect, forever niche just to get started. The only way to discover your niche is to make a decision and get into action!  Focus simply on choosing a pressing problem and make that your focus for the next 30-60 days… we call it a “next step niche.”  2. High-end offers. Offering 1-on-1 work at low fees (or giving away too much of your time) is a recipe for burnout, frustration and resentment. It’s also a guaranteed way to keep yourself stuck at a low income level.  Instead, as soon as you can, create a highend offer that preserves your time and creates financial leverage, fast.     Not sure what kind of program to offer?  Consider a 90-Day Group Program.  90 days is long enough to create significant results, and yet short enough so that you’re not holding the energetic container for too long.  Not sure what kind of product to offer? Consider where there is a 290

gap in the market within your industry. Find the gap, the pressing challenge, then solve it. Create a product offering that your ideal client HAS to have! If you can come up with a product offering that is a burning want, then your job of selling it, just got WAY easier. 3. Systems. Certain tasks need to happen in your business consistently in order for you to generate income, such as marketing, follow-up and client care. You need systems to make sure that they don’t fall through the cracks. The beauty of systems? They can be handed off to someone else, freeing you up for your brilliant work.  4. High-service team.  Nobody creates a 6-figure business alone! And really, why would you want to? Creating community is a natural strength for women; you may not realise that you create community by way of your team, too.     Most entrepreneurs wait to build their team.  Instead, the time to bring on your first team member is… now!  The key is to have your team pay for itself every month by having clear systems and giving them income-generating tasks, right from the start.     5. Your email list. You don’t need a big list to create six-figures – I’m living proof!  And once you’ve got the basics of your offers and “getting out there,” it’s time to grow your circle and tap into the leverage a list of ideal, qualified potential clients.     While you don’t want to put your email list before creating income, you do want to give it serious attention if you wish to create a business that generates a lot of income without you having to work all the time.  Plus, communicating with your list is

an opportunity to build relationship - another one of our gifts.     6. Strategic alliances. A single partnership with the right strategic alliance can fill your business with clients, add thousands to your email list, and much more. No matter where you are in your business, start creating these relationships now. And if you know some movers and shakers already, now is the time to ask, “How can I create a win-win-win partnership?”    

“With the right mindset and marketing, in a supportive and encouraging enviroment your business will smash those self imposed glass ceilings and leap into success“ 7. The mindset of a Feminine Leader. The distinction between the woman who consistently creates high-income months and the woman who just gets by is… who she is BE-ing.  So consciously approach your business as the Feminine Leader you truly are.  Not someday, but right now.  (Yes, that part of you exists right now!)  When you are BE-ing in your higher self, or Feminine Leader self, you’re aligned with your purpose. You’re tapped and are listening to the calling in your heart. Yes, challenges arise and yes, sometimes you’re putting out a lot of energy.  But it’s different than overwork and overwhelm.  You are on purpose, and your actions are intentional.     In my latest Training, all of our clients start the process by consciously claiming their leadership and crafting beliefs and a vision of a Feminine Leader – then quickly shift into them by taking action from that place.    If you’re like the majority of women in my community, you’ve got BIG dreams, an even bigger purpose and a commitment to a life you love.      Making it happen gets down to implementing these ‘must-have’s’ – exactly what you need, when you need it, and nothing you don’t.  Focus on these 7 essentials and soon you’ll experience more of the ease and spaciousness you long for in your business – while creating generous income and impact along the way. Twice a year I deliver my iconic ‘Inspire and Ignite’ Live Event in Auckland where I help women entrepreneurs – whether you are just starting out of have been in business for a while and REALLY want to go the next level. I’ll facilitate you to overcome your biggest obstacles, and help you see that you are capable of so much more than you are currently achieving or receiving. Then we’ll put sound marketing strategies in place to be sure that you know HOW you are going to make more money doing what you love! For details about the next one visit: www.catherinenewton.com/inspire-and-ignite-event 291

It’s not what, it’s how.

Can you control your drinking or drug use? Are you stopping when you’ve had enough? Unsure or anxious about getting treatment? Augustus Clinic in Parnell provides one-on-one counseling sessions in a private environment for you to explore your drinking or drug concerns.

It’s not what, It’s how.

Can you control your drinking or drug use? Are you stopping when you’ve had enough? Unsure or anxious about getting treatment? Augustus Clinic in Parnell provides one-on-one counseling sessions in a private environment for you to explore your drinking or drug concerns.


Alcoholism and addiction are both recognised as diseases by the World Health Organization and while the disease of addiction is often misunderstood in society, it is not only the sufferer that is affected, but also those who are close to them. Addiction problems can bring with it misunderstanding, resentment, financial insecurity and problems with friends, employers and family.


While there are no shortcuts to treating addiction, there are places you can lcoholism and addiction are both recognised go to get help. Only a few minutes away from central Auckland, Augustus diseases theand World Health Organization Clinic is a leadingasprovider of by drug alcohol treatment. They offer a and while the disease of addiction is often comfortable and discreet environment for people to work through their addiction problems. Augustus Clinic’s in approach thatonly you don’t have to misunderstood society,means it is not the sufferer leave your community or take but longalso periods of leave or to family. thatsupport is affected, those who from are jobs close

them. bring it misunderstanding, With overAddiction 16 years problems experience can in the fieldwith of alcohol and drug treatment, resentment, financial insecurity and problems Grant Foster is the Director of Augustus Clinic and bringswith with friends, him a wealth of knowledge. Grant’s continued personal recovery; he is 17 years drug employersThrough and family. and alcohol free, he continues to be one of New Zealand’s leading alcohol and drug experts. Grant has skills in assessment, risk management, conflict While there are no shortcuts to treating addiction, there are resolution, intervention and motivational skills to treat all types of addiction. places you can go to get help.Grant Only will a few minutes from a Through one-on-one counseling, enable you away to experience central Auckland, Augustus Clinic is a leading provider of freedom that is not available to us when we are abusing alcohol or drug drugs.

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Drinking and using drugs began socially for me. However, by my late 20s I was using drugs everyday. It was how I coped with life. By the age of 34 I desperately wanted to stop using drugs. The negative impact it was having on my life was high. To an outsider I had a happy life – a good job, husband, nice house ect but internally, I was at my rock bottom. I was lying and hiding my using to my friends, family, work colleagues and I knew sooner or later, I would lose my career. I tried to stop using on my own but I eventually broke down and confided in a close friend who recommended I see a counselor. - Grant Foster

and scary. But Grant is a firm believer that it will be an investment in the rest of your life. Grant and his team will provide you with the tools to achieve your goals and make the changes you desire. Grant knows this time can be difficult and confronting, so is sensitive and caring about each person’s individual requirements. While anyone can visit Augustus Clinic, the majority of Grant’s clientele includes professional types and ranges from 19-70, both male and female, young and old. Those wanting to make a change seek information and can visit Grant for a one off assessment. From there, they’ll create a treatment programme for you. Each treatment programme is tailored to suit the individual based on their personal situation. Many of Grant’s clients have busy professional and personal lives which makes full time treatment difficult to undertake, so his programmes are set up to suit your individual time and needs. A typical programme is 1-3 times per week over a 6-8 week period. This of course can be altered based on how the programme progresses and where you are at personally. Augustus clinic offers short term intensive full time live in programmes. Not Auckland based? Not a problem. Augustus Clinic will provide a treatment that will suit your needs and situation.

I went to see Grant thinking I just had a minor drug problem but through intense weekly counseling I learnt so much about myself and why I used drugs and drank alcohol in a way that was not normal. I learnt a new way of living and thinking and was given the tools to deal with life and emotions without the need for such vices. I have now been clean and sober for 1 year and 3 months. I have not used a drug or drank since my first session with Grant. Today, I love life and feel contentment and joy. I have achieved so much personally and professionally. I never thought this all was possible without drugs! My new high today is life. - K, 35 year old female

“30 days ago I had reached a low point. My drinking over the past 12 years had escalated to 3-4 bottles of wine per night, and I was losing my mind. Stress and self pity had become normal and my marriage was breaking down. I didn’t know where to turn so googled and found Grant. It was the single best thing that ever happened to me. I took off two weeks and buried myself in this programme. I learnt life skills and coping skills that have not only made me never want to drink again, but be a better husband, father, boss and professional. My mind is clear again, the fog has lifted. I have never felt better.” - Dr S, aged 31

The Augustus Clinic programme will allow you to make a positive change to your drinking or drug use in an efficient and effective time frame. You will leave with a solid foundation to maintain changes made during the programme. M: +64 21 959 202 Ph: +64 9 522 5206 info@augustusclinic.co.nz www.augustusclinic.co.nz

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Melissa Smit Melissa is the owner of 101 Fitness which delivers amazing results in just 25 minutes a week. Busy professionals or those with hectic home-lives wanting fast and effective results.


s a qualified Architect, Melissa suffered serious injuries in a car accident in the same year as undergoing surgery for a brain tumor. By age 25, she lived with daily pain, fitness challenges and even simple activities for others her age was out of the question. However, by the age of 28, Melissa has turned her life around. In her final year as an Architect student, Melissa underwent a major brain operation and faced a long road to recovery. Later that same year, Melissa suffered a serious car accident, fracturing two vertebrae in her lower back and a broken arm and leg. Within two years she had to give up her career as an Architect as sitting in front of a computer the whole day aggravated her back pain and her headaches were now unbearable. Melissa knew she needed to strengthen her core and back and that exercises and a healthy lifestyle was critical after her brain surgery. She discovered slow movement strength training. Three months later she woke up one morning and realised the pain was gone! She had slowly regained her muscle and core strength. Her back and neck pain was becoming fewer and further between, she started losing the unwanted weight and had more energy. Melissa loves helping people find the answer to a healthier life style and all it takes is a small time investment of only 25 minutes a week. “If this could help change my life, resolve my back pain and help me lose 10kg, then it can help you achieve your goals too.� – Melissa. For anyone who feels they are losing their general strength, want more energy for life, maybe preparing for a wedding and wanting to look fabulous, a busy professional who wants results without all that time in the gym, someone suffering from back pain, concerned over osteoporosis, wanting better general health or wanting to lose weight, this is perfect. Melissa is the owner of 101 Fitness which delivers amazing results in just 25 minutes a week. Busy professionals or those with hectic home-lives wanting fast and effective results. In addition, the private nature of each personal training session is especially appealing to women, the baby-boomers and Generation X. Melissa also regularly speaks at events, drawing on her own experiences and a multitude of studies and research, she shares expert advice on healthy eating, the correct kind of training and exercise and how to make fitness fit into busy lives to deliver maximum results for young and old. Melissa can be contacted via the website to speak at your next corporate or social event. Ph: +64 9 940 7744 www.101fitness.co.nz


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After 10 months the improvement in Vanessa’s muscle is amazing. She is strong and toned. You can clearly see her body jumping ahead at stage and is now heading into her maintenance stage – so less activity is required to maintain her youthful strength and vitality.


s a busy mum of two boys, why did 101 Fitness appeal to you? I liked the idea of making an appointment that needed to be confirmed and kept. I also loved that I only needed to go once a week. I am busy with two young boys and all their activities plus a dog who needs exercising so I tend to put my exercise needs last. Tell us about your first ten sessions with 101 Fitness and the changes you have noticed? I have noticed that I started to feel stronger. When I walk with the dog I don’t puff so much going up the hills! I find I am using my legs more and feel the muscles doing the work. I have also noticed little muscles in my arms, one’s I didn’t use before!


What was your main reason for trying out 101 Fitness? To be honest, it was the small time commitment required. I was shocked to know I only had to turn up for twenty minutes and that meant in and out in thirty minutes and ready for the next thing. And it is only once a week! I also loved that someone follows up with you and makes sure you are OK for your next session. Making the commitment to turn up means it is in the diary and is another appointment. How did you find the team and facilities at 101 Fitness? The team at 101 Fitness have been wonderful. They are committed and determined to help you succeed. They are firm but in a way that has you through your twenty minutes without realizing what you have achieved – until you try to climb the stairs at the end!

As a cook teaching people how to cook and eat healthily, how important is fitness to you? Well this is the problem for me. I so love cooking and eating! Whilst I keep things fairly healthy in the kitchen, I do tend to do the roller coaster of fitness/heath myself. And I have mostly in the past, simply monitored my food and drink to maintain a certain weight, rather than actually build up any strength and personal fitness.

Any last comments about 101 Fitness? I am thrilled to have discovered 101 Fitness. I really dislike the idea of gyms and required exercise. This has opened my mind and I have to admit I actually enjoy the experience, which has surprised me. I really look forward to going to the next session and I can’t say that I have ever thought that way about exercising before!

What else do you do to stay in shape? I walk with the dog and I race around all day long. I am rarely seated! I tend to be tearing about getting things done so I feel as if I’m always on the go.

101 Fitness: “Vanessa runs a busy household with 2 kids to organise and keep tabs on. Her 25 minutes a week at 101 Fitness is a break away from hectic life, a recharge and is helping her improve her fitness, strength and zest for life. She is now maintaining a fit, lean physique. - Well done Vanessa, you look great!

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Editor and Publisher of The Beauty Book, Eye Magazine and NZ Best Dining Guide, Vanessa Green loves to stay healthy and keep fit..

After just 10 sessions you can see a huge improvement is muscle strength in all 6 muscle groups. Vanessa will be starting to Tone–up and will be feeling increased strength for everyday activities especially stairs and day-to-day activities


s a busy business owner, why did 101 Fitness appeal to you? The one major thing that excited me about 101 fitness was the fact that I could do my weights within twenty minute and do them in my work clothes. With my busy life, time is always of the essence and it allowed me to be controlled with my time and still get a great full body muscle workout You have done ten sessions with 101 Fitness, tell us about the changes you’ve noticed? My body was in shock in the beginning as the weights are heavy but very quickly I got used to it and my body started changing fast! My arms are toned, I have biceps, my thighs have shape and my overall body feels strong and healthy. I think it has also helped me to be mentally strong. Why is keeping shape important to you? I don’t want to be an eighty year old woman that can’t put herself out of the bath! As you get older it is so important to keep improving on your muscle mass. I want my body to be fit and healthy and I know walking can’t do it all! What else do you do to stay in shape? I do yoga three or four times a week to help with breathing and relaxation and I walk three times a week. In summer I paddle board and swim. What was your main reason for trying out 101 Fitness? To be honest it was to see if it actually worked. I found it hard to believe that I could improve my body in twenty minutes a week and I didn’t

Vanessa Green, photo taken at Aroha Retreat need to spend hours at the gym sweating. I can proudly say it does work and it’s easy to fit into any lifestyle. How did you find the team and facilities at 101 Fitness? Fantastic! The one-on-one service and constant attention while I train is the sole reason for the success! You become very focused and try harder. The private personalized gyms are modern and have the best equipment Any last comments about 101 Fitness? Its really hard to make the commitment to put your body and health first and I think sometimes you can have a false start, you do two sessions and give up. But you can’t give up, do ten sessions because it does work and I love it! 101 Fitness: Vanessa is a busy business owner and works long hours, yet in committing just 25 minutes a week at 101 Fitness she has seen amazing results these past 10 weeks. She is gaining strength by building lean muscles, which means she’ll be burning more calories than before, and over the coming weeks she will start to notice getting even more toned and lean. - Good work Vanessa! Ph: +64 9 940 7744 www.101fitness.co.nz


“Pilates caters for everyone, from beginners to advanced. You can perform exercise using your own body weight, or with the help of various pieces of equipment.� - Jason Richardson

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ason Richardson has developed Peak Pilates over the past ten years and now has eleven establishments throughout New Zealand. You would have heard about him as the “King of Pilates” in Auckland. Pilates is a well known exercise which gives you more flexibility, tones your muscles and always makes you look and feel great, you can always spot a Pilates body! Jason, tell us why you love what you do? We have such a diverse client base, ranging from those who are in a great deal of pain, to people who haven’t done exercise for a while, to high end athletes looking for that extra edge. Everyone comes in with a specific goal and need and I love to see our staff encourage and inspire our clients to reach these end goals. I also train all our new staff coming to work at Peak Pilates and like to see their development and commitment to what we do. Since I travel to all the studios, I’m lucky enough to interact with clients and love receiving al the positive feedback at how people are feeling so much better. How can Pilates help someone who is trying to lose weight? Pilates strengthens and lengthens muscles and the more lean muscles you have the more you will burn even when resting. The key to weight loss is nutrition coupled with exercise. There is no point working hard in a Pilate’s class then letting yourself down with poor food choices. We have had so many clients who have lost dress and jean sizes but sometimes the scales don’t reflect that. What has happened is they have built more muscle and their body composition has changed and muscle is heavier than fat! So it’s not always about how much you weigh. Does Pilates allow you to build much muscle? It’s amazing that Pilates is still seen as mostly a women’s exercise. I have taken many body builders through a Pilate’s class and they are seriously shocked at how hard Pilates is, and how even though they have big global muscles, their small stabilizing muscles are weak.

When performing Pilate’s exercised, all movement originates from your core to keep you stable and strong. This makes sure you’re not overusing muscles that are not necessary for that particular movement; it’s all about getting people to move more naturally and more balanced. Also, using the Pilates principles it has great crossover with all other forms of exercise. What food should someone that wants to improve their health and shape eat? I am not a nutritionist but I do have a keen interest in how food affects our bodies. I believe in a healthy balanced diet and lots of exercise. Cutting down on bad carbohydrates is a good thing, alcohol is full of sugar and is a de-motivator (who wants to eat healthy or exercise with a hangover?) I have seen amazing results when someone has had a good nutrition plan and has Pilated with us. The combination will see you not only lose weight but change your shape. Peak Pilates is all over Auckland. Who is your main client and is there anyone that can’t do Pilates? We really do have a wide and varied client base, because we have over forty physiotherapists working at Peak we see all the usual Physio patients. Our point of difference is that we can rehab them on the Pilates equipment. We have clients who just want to get stronger and fitter without building bulkier muscles and we also have athletes looking to gain the edge over their opponents. Ages range anywhere from 12 to 80. What other offerings do you have in your studio? We provide physiotherapy, acupuncture, mat classes, reformer classes, stretch classes and private one-on-ones. www.peakpilatesgroup.co.nz

“It’s a Success!“ I’ve been going to the St Heliers’ Peak Pilates branch for almost three years now. I originally started with physio sessions for a bad back and knee then gradually got onto one-on-one Pilates classes. Even though I was only doing the classes sporadically to start with, I still began to notice a difference – in particular, strengthening my core really helped my back pain. After a misguided decision to sign up to a half marathon earlier this year (I DON’T run) I gradually increased the Pilates classes that I was attending, both to improve my fitness and strength, but also to avoid any injuries whilst training. What I loved most about Peak Pilates was that the classes were small enough to still get one-on-one attention. The instructors were all fantastic and both the physio’s and instructors work closely alongside each other to ensure you get the most out of every session. For the month of August, the St Helier’s branch offered a month-membership trial. I used the month to challenge myself and come to as many different classes as possible. My two main goals were to continue gaining strength and to tone up. After four weeks of reformer, mat, spinalates and stretch classes, not only was I stronger, more toned and far more flexible, but I was also genuinely feeling great. - Kirsten Spilg

“Peak Pilates & Physiotherapy is amazing. I joined 7 years ago and at present, make as many classes as possible per week – up to 7 if I can manage it! Pilates has changed my body shape, flexibility and strength. I feel longer and leaner. I have been a runner, aerobics instructor, gym person and triathlete but for me, Pilates at Peak has become my perfect functional exercise. At Peak the staff are amazing, so motivational and encouraging, you can work at a basic level or right through to advanced and even spinalates. They will help you recover from injuries; they are inspiration as all the staff have been handpicked and trained extensively. They also have stretch classes to help with flexibility. At Peak you feel part of the family, it’s the most uplifting exercise space and when I head out the door after class I feel great. Going to Peak Pilates & Physiotherapy is just perfect and I feel so lucky to have found them.” - Donna Baker

“Peak Pilates is a dream!” After the 4th week (10 sessions) I was starting to be more aware of my core during the day and “righting” my posture. I felt stronger all over by the third week and was starting to enjoy the next day muscle soreness as I knew I had worked! The instructors made the month motivating and challenging and with only 4 in a reformer class you can’t hide and they were all over my technique. At the end of the month I can see results all over, but especially in my arms. Love love love!” - Sally Stanley.


PILATES - Extensive range of classes and class times. Private and semi-private sessions available SERVICES - Physiotherapy, Sports Massage and Acupuncture T (09) 274 6000 F (09) 274 6000 A 309 Botany Road, Botany Downs, Auckland E botany@peakpilates.co.nz



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PILATES - Our largest studio with a variety of group class- PILATES - Various Classes (including pregnancy classes), private session and a great view! es involving mat, machine or both! Private and SERVICES - Physiotherapy, Sports Massage and semi-private sessions are also available. Acupuncture SERVICES - Physiotherapy and Sports Massage T (09) 575 6418 F (09) 575 6419 T (09) 580 1156 A 347 Tamaki Drive, St Heliers, Auckland A 604 Great South Road, Greenlane, Auckland E stheliers@peakpilates.co.nz E greenlane@peakpilates.co.nz


PILATES - Extensive range of classes. SERVICES - Physiotherapy and Sports Massage T (09) 376 8343 F (09) 950 4421 A 274 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland E greylynn@peakpilates.co.nz


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May support a balancing effect on another enzyme named glycerol3-phosphate dehydrogenase, the pesky enzyme that turns blood sugar into the lipids that bloat fat cells, thus supporting balanced fat levels. Helps manage appetite by supporting the healthy activity of leptin, an appetite and weight managing hormone. May support the healthy action of apidonectin. This hormone is intrinsically involved in maintaining balanced blood sugar levels, supporting healthy heart function, and may even support healthy fat balance. And that’s where Radiance®, your most trusted supplement company comes in. Our research and development team searched the globe for an African mango extract backed by clinical research. We rejected the inferior products and finally collaborated with Icon Group® in the USA to bring to New Zealand shores WellTrim® iG, the very same IGOB131 extract used in the aforementioned scientific study. Producing Radiance® WellTrim® iG African Mango to support healthy, effective weight management and cardiovascular support, all backed by traditional usage and clinical research! Always read the label and use as directed. Use in conjunction with a balanced diet and exercise. Available from selected health stores and pharmacies. www.radiancesupplements.co.nz Vitamins are supplementary to a healthy balanced diet. Always read the label and use as directed. TAPS PP5966

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ontours Greenlane is New Zealand’s original Contours gym. Having opened its doors over 20 years ago, Contours provides a warm and nurturing environment for women to focus on their health and fitness. The gym exclusively caters for women.

Owner and Manager Dianna Pram has had Contours Greenlane for 7 years now and tell us that “it’s the beginning of a journey for women on their path to greater health.” Diana has long had a strong interest in health and nutrition, so when the opportunity came up to purchase Contours Greenlane seven years ago, she jumped at it. She tells us “there has been no looking back!” Dianna is passionate about helping women achieve their fitness goals and her team offers a number of unique and fun classes for women to keep them motivated and eye on the prize including their spin studio and ‘Drop a Dress Size’ program. The DDS program is all about lifestyle change. Your selected lifestyle has produced the body and life you have so at Contours Greenlane they focus on the root of the cause to effect long lasting change. Their team will focus in assisting you to create new rewarding habits and healthy changes so its “sustainable and balanced.” DDS is a 8 week weight loss program and your program director is passionate about seeing you lead a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Contours Greenlane isn’t just a gym, it’s an escape. Here you will be greeted individually by name and the experienced team of personal trainers pride themselves in knowing all of their members. Upon

joining you will receive an assessment and goal setting session, following by a tailored gym program. You’ll be shown how to use the gym equipment giving you the confidence to work out safely. The gym hosts regular club evenings once a month for members, where specialist speakers are brought in to speak on a variety of different health issues. Fun social evenings are also held on a regular basis, creating a true club atmosphere. Facilities cater especially for women, with purpose built bathrooms that have hairdryers and hair straighteners, full mirrors and hot private showers – a god send for busy on-the-go women. Contours was a new concept in gyms when it first opened over 20 years ago. Today, it has proven itself to be a popular gym choice for women, well regarded as a warm and friendly club with many members having belonged for 10 + years. One of the best features is that your Contours membership gives you access to all other Contours gyms throughout New Zealand – perfect if you’re an avid traveler. With all female staff, group fitness classes, personal programmes and a great support network, you’ll be well on your way to achieving your goals in no time! Contours staff and expertise span the health industry with trainers that provide real, sustainable solutions for: obesity, weight loss, toning, life long nutrition, strength training, increased self esteem, increase in stamina, stress relief and rehabilitation for injuries, illness and medical conditions. Start your journey to fantastic health and visit Contours Greenlane Ph: 0800 464 475 www.contours.co.nz/greenlane.

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ven with regular exercise and controlled diets, many women find it hard to shift fat from stubborn areas such as the stomach, hips and thighs, upper arms, neck and chin. At Contours Greenlane, they realise this struggle is real and have a fantastic solution –


Liporase (cavitation ultrasound) uses a safe, low frequency ultrasonic machine to stimulate the release of fat cells from the treated area. The stimulated fat is removed naturally via the body’s lymphatic system and doesn’t damage surrounding tissue. So what do you need to know about this innovative treatment and how does it work? The ultrasound generates microscopic bubbles in the fat inside the fat cells, when the bubbles implode the fat is then released into the surrounding tissues. The fat is then collected mainly by the lymphatic system over the next 3 to 5 days. So simple! What’s important to remember however is that the Liporase treatment should be seen as an addition to a healthy diet and regular

exercise, it’s not a substitute for these things. Poor lifestyle choices such as lack of exercise or bad diet choices will actually limit the benefit of this treatment and for a successful outcome; a series of treatments is required at regular intervals. Usually ten treatments are required to achieve the best outcome. Prior to your treatment it’s imperative that you don’t consume any alcohol, drink plenty of water (1.5-2 litres per day) and avoid carbohydrates and high fat meals. After your treatment you should continue to avoid these carbs and fatty meals as well as water intake but also do 30 minutes of cardio exercise immediately after the treatment. So what are you waiting for? It’s time to say goodbye to those stubborn areas of fat that just won’t leave and head to Contours Greenlane to try out Liporase. Ph: 0800 464 475 www.contours.co.nz/greenlane

The Power of 3

Vivienne Gallagher had a set vision when she established Studio 3. She wanted to be able to offer high quality training in the three disciplines of Pilates, Barre and Yoga.


n a boutique-style environment that focuses on each client’s individual success, Viv and her team are hugely passionate about the “power of 3”. The Beauty Book caught up with Viv to find out more about these three disciplines.

Who is Studio 3 targeted towards? So far most of our client base are women however we are seeing an increase in men in our Yoga and Pilates classes but not many brave enough to try the barre workout yet! We have quite a range in age groups and I often have mothers and daughters doing classes together which I think is a great way to bond – my own teenage daughters are regulars in classes. How is Studio 3 different to other gyms or workouts? We are a very different environment from a gym – no contracts or membership to sign up to! Instead, we offer a range of pricing options so clients can choose what works best for them. Our boutique nature also sets us apart, with limited class sizes and highly experienced staff whom offer hands-on correction to all our clients to ensure they progress to their full potential. We’re also the only studio in Auckland to offer the hugely popular Xtend Barre and Xtend Stick workouts. What kind of results can clients expect? Our clients are seeing great results as the Xtend Barre system sculpts the body proportionally so that all the muscles are

equally challenged. The first thing our clients start to notice is the improvement in their posture, lifting of the glutes and toning of arms and legs. What is your favourite workout? That’s a hard question as I love all the workouts we offer but if I had to choose I would say the Pilates Reformer and the Xtend Stick workout because it’s a total body workout with a tough core section but lots of fun. What advice can you give to people wanting to get toned for summer? Definitely come and hit the barre at Studio 3, as well as mixing it up with our Pilates for great abs and Yoga for a strong healthy toned body for summer. How important is exercise in daily lives? Exercise is fundamental in maintaining a healthy body and therefore crucial in our daily lives. The busier and more stressful our lives become makes it all the more important to ensure that the exercise we choose is the most effective, time efficient and doesn’t create yet more stress in our lives! I believe in working smarter not harder and I urge Beauty Book readers to come along and see the difference the power of 3 can make in their lives! Ph: + 64 522 3305 or 021 2455441 www.studio3.co.nz

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his family-focused club offers state of the art equipment alongside supreme facilities and services for members of all generations.

For the adults, memberships start off with a complimentary gym induction with refreshers if needed, as well as group fitness classes. Members can enjoy the on-site businesses within Next Generation which include Terri & Co Hair Salon, Major Fit Nutrition, Peak Pilates and Physiotherapy. At an addition fee, members can also be tempted with private tennis and swimming lessons, tennis fit programs, or body transformation programs. If you need a bit of motivation then you also have the option of doing some personal training sessions with some of the top trainers. On a more social note, members can take part in tennis club nights, ladies morning, quiz nights and bubbles & tunes evening in the lounges. Teenagers are also accommodated for at Next Generation. As well as the usual group fitness classes, private tennis/swim lessons, they hold Kids Kickboxing for ages 8-14. This is an 8 week


program at an extra cost but is great for that after school sport. Next Generation also caters for school holidays with their camp generation holiday program and tennis clinic holiday programs. There’s also the option to have birthday parties at Next Generation where pool, tennis, dance, yoga or kickboxing parties are available on request. To top the list off, juniors can enjoy tennis and pizza club nights on Fridays. But what about the wee ones of the family? Not to worry they’re taken care of as well! For kids aged 0-5 they can take part in swimming school lessons, tiny tennis programs or spend time at the crèche. With heated indoor and outdoor pools, Next Generation offers the perfect balance of fitness and relaxation. This of course in addition to their sauna, steam room and spa to help your post-workout recovery. You’d want to live there there’s so much to do!

FOR ADULTS: • Group fitness classes, all included in membership • Complimentary gym induction and refreshers • Tennis Club Nights and Ladies Morning, both included in tennis membership • Quiz Nights and Bubbles & Tunes evenings in the lounge • Personal Training sessions with top trainers, at extra cost • Swim and Triathlon Squad, at extra cost (special member rate available) • Tennis Fit program, at extra cost • Private tennis and swim lessons, at extra cost • Body Transformation program, at extra cost • On-site businesses: Terri & Co Hair Salon, MajorFit Nutrition, Peak Pilates & Physiotherapy

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FOR KIDS AGED 6-13 • NG Kids Prodigy group fitness classes, included in membership • Swim School lessons and squads, at extra cost (special member rate available) • Private tennis and swim lessons, at extra cost • Junior Tennis Programs, from beginner to advanced, at extra cost • Junior Tennis & Pizza Club Nights on Fridays • Kids Kickboxing 8 week program, at extra cost (ages 8-14) (special member rate available) • Birthday Parties: pool, tennis, dance, yoga, kickboxing parties available • Camp Generation Holiday Program, ages 5-12, at extra cost (special member rate available) • Tennis Clinic Holiday Program, at extra cost (special member rate available)

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Relax and Unwind with Next Generation Next Generation invites you and your guests to experience Auckland’s amazing lifestyle destination. Whatever the event you’re planning, large or small, Next Generation offers professional service from their experience team.


ith attention to detail and commitment to excellence, Next Generation can guarantee your next event will be both memorable and enjoyable. Their event space is available not only to Club members but also members of the public. The facilities at Next Generation are ideal for a vast array of events including cocktail parties, business meetings, private dinners, presentations, seminars, conferences and weddings. They can actually cater for up to 550+ guests. Each event room offers internet and multi-media facilities, floor to ceiling windows with plenty of natural light and perfect views over the Domain, “centre court” and the stunning Auckland city skyline. What’s more is there are also opportunities for team building such as the “fitness for functions” packages. This includes all day access to the club’s facilities (including gym, tennis court, spas, saunas, indoor and outdoor heated pools) and motivational activities for your guests. Events Manager M.J Quinn and his team can actually tailor-make menus to suit your budget and style. For members of Next Generation, you have the opportunity to 316

relax and unwind in the comfortable members lounge. Enjoy a glass of wine and a meal with friends after tennis; a smoothie in between training sessions, or a flat white catching up on business emails and phone calls before heading off to the office. The members lounge caters for all your needs. The members lounge has recently been restyled and delivers entertainment for all ages including an enclosed under 5 year old zone for toddlers and four MAC Apple computers for Xbox Kinect for the older children. Ph: 0800 639 843 www.ngclubs.co.nz

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The Power of Zenagen The latest breakthrough in the fight against hair loss


edical student Jared Reynolds had never given much thought to his hair. That is, until he turned 29, he noticed his hair was starting to thin and recede. He tried different hair loss products and treatments but when they didn’t work Jared became frustrated. So, as a scientist and aspiring doctor, Jared decided to put his own head towards finding a solution.

He hit the books and the lab in search of a fresh, effective remedy to his own hair loss problems. In his medical pursuits, Jared’s focus was Nutraceutical Science: the study of natural compounds, ingredients and extracts that have pharmaceutical-grade qualities and effects on the body. He believed this was the key to an untapped natural, potent and convenient solution to men and women’s hair loss. After two years of research, Jared arrived at a revolutionary formula: . “Zenagen was born out of a personal need and passion to create a real, effective and natural solution for hair loss. I know that once anyone tries this product they will be hooked and love the results,” Jared continues, “Aside from the hair loss/thinning hair benefits, it truly is an exceptional range of hair care products that delivers beautiful, natural, voluminous results that salons, stylists and clients will love.” 328

Following its international launch, Zenagen became the number one men’s natural hair loss treatment shampoo in Turkey. Jared too was elevated as a world-leading expert in his field of Nutraceutical Science. He was recruited as a consultant to drive product development for one of the industry’s leading Brazilian straightening companies. His challenge? To create a natural heat-damage repair system. After two more years of research and development, Zenagen released two professional hair therapy lines: Zenagen Revolve for men and women’s hair loss and Zenagen Evolve for accelerated hair growth and damage repair. Results will vary with each individual as everyone’s body chemistry is different and age or stage of hair loss will have an influence. Most people can expect that with the first bottle (3 month supply) they would see a reduction in shedding/thinning as the treatment works to cleanse the DHT – unblocking the hair follicle. With the second bottle (3-6 month period) the beginning of new growth and the appearance of thicker and fuller hair should occur. Peak results depend on the individual and may take some time, but it’s important to note that growing real hair takes time and Zenagen is a sustainable long term solution.

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This patented Nutraceutical formula reverses hair loss at the roots, defending follicles against dihydrotestosterone or “DHT” – the culprit that causes 95% of hair loss in men and women. Hair grows back thicker, fuller and healthier with just five minutes of shampoo based treatment, 3-4 times a week. The Zenagen Revolve treatment for men is a shampoo based hair therapy system that reverses thinning and shedding with five minute treatments every other day. Men can begin losing hair as early as 18 years old and the reason for this is primarily because of more testosterone in the body or higher concentration of androgen receptors in hair follicles. Similarly, the Zenagen Revolve treatment for women is a shampoo based hair therapy which reverses women’s hair loss, thinning and shedding. Women’s risk of hair loss increases after the age of 40 and this can be because of pre/post menopause, estrogen levels decrease aswell as hormonal changes occurring. Revolve for women addresses the reduction in estrogen and blocks DHT production at the hair follicle to promote thicker, fuller hair.

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With a nourishing natural formula, Zenagen Evolve replenishes hair nutrients and accelerates growth up to 40% while repairing breakage, healing dryness and reducing shredding caused by excessive heat styling, coloring, chemical treatment or postpartum hair loss. You’ll experience an increase in hair length, strength and shine with just five minutes of shampoo-based treatment every other day. There are two steps with the Zenagen Evolve. Firstly, treatment. The Zenagen Evolve treatment is a uni-sex shampoo based hair therapy system. The second step is Zenagen Evolve Conditioner. This is designed to increase volume all the while maximising shine and manageability. Conditioning is recommended after each Zenagen Evolve treatment application and the conditioner supports the treatment therapy and contains UVA/UVB protecting against sun damage. Just 5 minutes on the scalp every other day. www.beautyspot.co.nz 0800 545 274

Though each of these treatments serves distinctively Jared Reynolds different hair care needs, both are convenient, natural and colour safe. Each delivers revolutionary results through easy home applications and without the use of sulfates, parabens, alcohol or formaldehyde. Growing in popularity, Zenagen has garnered both the People’s Choice Award and the New Product Excellence Award and the 2012 HBA Global Expo. Zenagen’s crowning achievement is not the industry accolades or celebrity endorsements they’ve received. Rather, it is the rekindled glow of confidence that lights up Zenagen’s clients when they look in the mirror to see touch and admire the strongest, healthiest, most beautiful hair they never thought they could have. 329

Healthy Hair The Garden of Eve Holistic approach


ack in 2003, Evelyn Park had a vision. She wanted to create a gorgeous space for women to visit, meet other like-minded people, relax and get their hair done; “think of a beautiful garden with different kinds of flowers, scents and patterns. Each has character and a unique personality of their own, yet gorgeous in their own way.” Garden of Eve offers professional hair styling, including hair extensions, adding instant volume, texture and length, hair fitness treatments, haircuts, colours, hair ups, perms and permanent hair straightening. It’s truly your one stop hair salon. The team behind The Garden of Eve has spent years piecing together a holistic approach to hair concerns for men, women and children. Their passion behind hair restoration is reinforced with a strong focus on mind and body balance as well as its effects on hair health and contribution to hair loss. Evelyn notes that due to poor diet, stress and lack of sleep, rising numbers of men and women are suffering from hair loss; “this area of our business is getting more popular as people keep looking to find ways to prevent hair loss and restore the hair loss they’ve already suffered.” Hair loss not only occurs in connection with devastating health conditions such as cancer, but it can also be a side effect of other health conditions such as depression, post traumatic stress and prolonged trauma. “More and more women are experiencing thinning hair or hair snapping off mid length,” mentions Eve, who notes that this is becoming more common among busy, corporate individuals. Coupled with the promotion of healthy hair, the Garden of Eve

stylists are among Auckland’s elite in hair coloring, cutting and styling. Their ability to work with those who are hair loss challenged, to working with clients with regular needs, gives them extreme confidence in being able to create the perfect fit for each individual. Like a garden with different blooms, The Garden of Eve represents cultural diversity from all over the globe. Samoa, Africa, South America and New Zealand are all represented in the salon and celebrate unique personalities and set of skills. This same culture flows through to the understanding of the diversity of different clients and their needs. Hence, The Garden of Eve team pays special attention to formulating personalised hair health treatments and packages to suit the individual. The Garden of Eve is a registered HealthPac payee with the Ministry of Health. This enables clients with a medical condition attached to the hair loss to use their “Wigs and Hairpieces Services Payment” with the Garden of Eve. In a professional and relaxed environment, Garden of Eve has a warm and friendly approach. They have a private styling room that caters for clients with major hair health concerns which apart from hair loss, include scalp disorders such as psoriasis, bamboo hair, dandruff, itchy, oily and dry scalp. Conveniently located at 648 Remuera Road, this salon embraces the mind-body balance known to enhance a human’s natural ability to rejuvenate and shine, to be at its very best. Ph: +64 9 523 2578 Mobile: 021 922 068 www.gardenofeve.co.nz

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n the suburb of Parnell lies Unity Hair, a leading boutique hair salon where hair design is their passion. Providing professional and quality hair styling for both men and women, you can be guaranteed expert salon hairdressing every time. Unity Hair offers a full range of services specializing in colour, cut and style. Treat yourself to one of their luxurious ritual treatments and transform your hair and scalp while you enjoy a revitalizing scalp massage. Leading the Unity team is Sarah Edwards, the salon owner. With over 15 years of hairdressing experience, Sarah has travelled and worked in hairdressing overseas for 8 years. Sarah bought Unity Hair because of her passion for cutting and colouring. She always makes sure her clients leave the salon feeling confident and stylish with their new look.

Your locks will be in extremely experienced and capable hands with senior stylist Nick, who has also been hairdressing for over 15 years. Having competed in many National Hairdressing Competitions, Nick believes in “beautiful red carpet hair”, he listens to all of his clients to ensure they feel like this when they walk out of the salon. Rachael has been working at Unity Hair for nearly four years now as a very skilled colorist for both Sarah and Nick as well as her own clients. She is now building her clientele through cutting and styling and is loving meeting and welcoming a wide range of new and old clients to Unity Hair. Unity Hair understands that it’s not just about looking good but feeling good too. It’s about having an enjoyable and relaxing salon experience. The Unity stylists listen to what their clients want to ensure they get an amazing design style that will suit both their personality and lifestyle. Check out Unity Hair on Facebook and ‘Like’ their page to receive updates about their latest treatments and offers. Ph: +64 9 309 6657 www.unityhair.co.nz

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tepping into DFS Galleria Customhouse you’re immediately immersed in a world of beauty. Perfumes? Check. Makeup? Check? Skincare? Check. Whether you’re an avid traveler wanting to get a great deal, or you’re a keen shopper, DFS Galleria is the place for you. As the world’s leading luxury travel retailer, DFS Galleria reflects founders Robert Miller and Charles Feeney’s passions for travel and service Walking around the ground floor of DFS, it’s exciting how much there is to look at. You can easily get lost and minutes shopping would quickly turn into hours. Similar to your own holiday or getaway escape, DFS is a home away from home. Walking in I was fast approached by a friendly staff member who asked if I needed help with anything. Happy to browse around myself I headed towards the La Mer counter. What I loved most was the fact that you could buy the standard size of the products, but also travel exclusive items. So often you’re packing to go away somewhere and you don’t want to bring all your cosmetics with you. Having these travel items means you can bring all your luxury items with you in convenience. A common misconception is that you can only shop at DFS if you’re a traveler. Not the case! For travelers to get the duty-free price you just have to show your valid passport and flight details. Nontravelling customers are also more than welcome. My favourite part of the DFS experience is just that, the experiences you can take part in at each counter. Expertly trained staff are on hand to answer questions, show you the latest products available and provide personalised skincare consultations. There’s also the opportunity to try the products there and then. At Estee Lauder they claim they can change your look in five minutes. You can choose one of five options (fatigue fighter, beauty of night, expert foundation matching, flawless all day) and the staff member will guide you on how to expertly apply your makeup. I chose to do the ‘Flawless All Day’, where I was taught how to make my makeup last – a lifesaver if you’re about to jump on the plane and want to arrive looking refreshed and ready, your makeup can truly last from morning until night. Another favourite was the complimentary hand massage at the Clarins counter. Oh how silky and smooth my hands were! DFS Galleria is truly the ultimate beauty experience. An indulgence for you, your skin and your wellbeing, you can go to DFS for a touch up of makeup, a full face of makeup, hand massages, some retail therapy or get your nails done. Time will fly as you’re immersed in a world of beauty, you won’t want to leave! www.dfs.com

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contestants. Throughout the next three years, Ngaire entered gowns she had designed and made in the Benson Hedges Fashion Design Awards where she was very highly commended. This was definitely the industry Ngaire was destined for. In 1985 she went into business with a close friend, opening a Jewellery and clothing store and a year later, she put on her first fashion show which featured her unique designs. It was from here Ngaire’s designs took off. She had to hire outer workers just to keep up with demand! Fashion show after fashion show, Ngaire continues to show off her custom-made designs. What’s so unique about Ngaire’s designs is the air of timeless elegance, that you don’t know when it was created. Ngaire comments that “simplicity is fashion” and this remains true throughout her collections. “People always seem to be struggling to find something, a total concept, clothes that suit them and their body shape,” notes Ngaire. Her collection is all about tailor-made clothing, designs that are made for the individual rather than the masses, “clean lines and tailoring is key, it’s all about clothes that fit you like a glove.” Perhaps Ngaire gets her talent and work ethic from her mother, who was an artist, naturally talented and creative, as Ngaire has always had the talent, but also the resilience to keep going in such a hard industry to crack. With a ‘fingers to the bone’ work ethos, few have achieved what Ngaire has. They say that if you love what you do you’ll never have to work a day in your life. For Ngaire, she was born with a passion and love for fashion. Her favourite part of what she does is making people feel fantastic in what they wear, the high from making people feel beautiful inside and out is like no other. Ngaire also mentors students from fashion institutes, guiding them the ins and outs of what she does and the larger industry as a whole.


gaire Lynch is talented, but is also Auckland’s best kept secret. Situated on Williamson Avenue in Grey Lynn, luxury fashion label Chrystal Sloane boasts a range of beautiful high-end designs, everything from tailored coats and jackets to classic evening gowns.

With limited numbers of items within Ngaire’s collections, each customer takes home something truly rare and special to add to their collection. In addition to the exquisite red-carpet dresses, gorgeous bridal gowns, faux fur jackets and tailored suits, Chrystal Sloane also offers accessories for every occasion on the social calendar. Her clientele boasts celebrities and stars internationally; in 2013 she was asked to design a gown for Luna Rioumina for the red carpet premiere of Spartacus in Los Angeles. Ngaire was also sponsored by Air New Zealand to showcase a collection at London Fashion week in 2010, a huge honor and no easy feat.

With a vibrant and enthusiastic personality, Ngaire is full of laughs and stories to share. She has over forty years of experience under her belt all thanks to an unwillingness to give up. A golden egg of the fashion industry, Ngaire started in the early 70s, completing a NZ College of Fashion and Design course, getting herself an apprenticeship with Superstud Jeans. Ngaire then set her sights on travelling. She travelled and worked in the UK for four years in various roles where she learnt skills in tailoring, design and window dressing.

With all her items, Ngaire tailors to the individual needs and desires of the buyer. She offers in-house tailoring to busy executives and advertising agencies, perfect for the on-the-go individual. Her collections are varied and versatile, with each item able to be dressed up or down. A simple dress can be transformed from a day dress to a fabulous cocktail gown in a flash. Quite simply, Ngaire lets her clothes speak for themselves. When looking toward the next 20 years, Ngaire will continue to focus on creations that people love and appreciate, making her mark. Perhaps the best way to describe Ngaire is an undiscovered talent, someone who is quietly humble and lets her work speak for itself.

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inding the perfect outfit to wear can occasionally feel like an impossible mission. You can hunt through shop after shop looking for just the right piece to make you feel fabulous – and when you do, it’s a great feeling. For some of us finding the right garment is a nightmare, if it happens at all - the problem is bigger than that. Forget looking for something special, it’s the day to day stuff that you struggle with. Perhaps you’ve got a wardrobe full of garments that you no longer like, or avoid shopping altogether because you just can’t find what you are looking for. Perhaps you return to the same shop over and over again, but are starting to feel like it’s not really working for you anymore. It might be time to call in some expert help. Jackie O’Fee and her Signature Style team have been helping clients with their personal style for almost fourteen years. Jackie says “It’s such a privilege working with a client – whether they are simply looking for a one-off outfit for an event, or wanting to totally reinvent themselves, they are trusting us with how they look, which relates directly to how they feel. We love to be there when they love what they see in the mirror and we never lose sight of how precious that is.” Signature Style clients cover the spectrum; from graduates starting their first roles, young mums who used to know what to wear to work, but struggle now they are home with little ones, through to busy executives who are under enormous pressure to look the part, but have little time to spend trawling through shops. Take recent client, Diane. A professional woman in her 50s who over the past few years had watched her body shape change in ways she didn’t like. While she used to love fashion and clothes, she now she felt anything she tried just didn’t look good. Her wardrobe depressed her, as too many items were bought simply because they fit, hid her shape and would “do” for work. Her hair used to be her crowning glory, but after too many rushed trips to the hairdresser when she could squeeze them into a crazy work schedule, was left looking flat with a colour far away from what she liked it to be. She’d given up on makeup except for a slick of lippy, and had simply pared her morning routine to the bare minimum. All in all, she felt she had lost herself and had got to the point where looking in the mirror gave her

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“I was terrified, but Jackie put me at ease so quickly- she just ‘got’ me. It’s so nice to work with someone that you really feel you’ve connected with.” O’Fee acknowledges that it is a very intimate experience working with a stylist, and knows that for many Signature Style clients that those first steps can be scary ones. “You’re really stepping out of your comfort zone and admitting that you need help. We live in a world where sometimes that’s hard to do – you think everyone else just ‘knows’ how to dress and you are the only one that doesn’t. Trust me, you are definitely not alone!” Diane is in the final stages of her programme (she’s shopping with her stylist this week), and already feels more confident. She relays that people she works with are noticing her again, the spring in her step has returned, and she just cannot share how fabulous she is feeling without a tear in her eye. O’Fee says “Watching this woman become again the person she thought she had lost is simply fantastic.” Compelling though Diane’s story is, not everyone feels like they need a total makeover. Signature Style offers a range of services to suit where you are at: you’ve lost (or gained) weight, got a new job or just want some help packing your suitcase for a holiday. Maybe you’re looking for that perfect “Mother of the Bride” outfit, or you’d love a make-up lesson. Perhaps you simply want to get your wardrobe sorted or a seasonal shopping trip - they offer something for everyone. Signature Style work with men too, making shopping a fast, easy and even fun experience. Gift Vouchers are available for all services. PH: 529 5115 www.signature Style.co.nz 35 Broadway Newmarket

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That is important to how they structure their wardrobes. Presenting options and explaining the actual garment, from it structure, cut, fabric to how it will react on the body and the different ways it can be worn and added to with accessories – these are all aspects that are taken into account. This appreciation of design plus seeing the beauty in that design are an exciting part of fashion and one that may be overlooked in the rush of our busy lives. For time poor women, October Reign is a haven to escape to and be looked after and be taken on a journey, a time to relax and enjoy the experience. Achieving a wardrobe that works with key pieces and cohesion of style and yet is innovative, covers every mood from sophisticated to fun, or from corporate to relaxed, without ever compromising the beauty and purpose of fashion – that is what October Reign’s customers are able to achieve. Nicole and her team are always ready to introduce you to the wonderful experience that we have described here. Visitors to Auckland should add a trip to the store to their itinerary, which should already include Newmarket as the fashion capital and Ponsonby as the centre of eclectic shopping and hippest strip of Auckland. It is an experience you will want to have while in Auckland and to also fill a suitcase with beautifully designed clothing. By being a true boutique, that beautiful reality of a memory of a place that specialises in gorgeous fashion together with exceptional customer service, October Reign offers a guiltless treat – at any time of the year. Watch out for their fashion nights where parades, champagne and canapés accumulate into a great opportunity to make new friends and see what new pieces you simply must have!

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