How to Gua Sha

Gua Sha is an ancient chinese practice which has become popular in recent years for its ability to sculpt cheekbones, define jawlines, de-puff the face, and generally get skin glowing. Benefits of Gua Sha include: Boosting circulation Reducing puffiness Reducing inflammation Sculpting facial muscles Brightening the complexion Tightening skin Releasing muscle tension Even if you’re ...

Meet the Maker – Lucy from Sans [ceuticals]

Meet the Maker – Lucy from Sans [ceuticals] Where did the inspiration to start Sans [ceuticals] come from and how has the company evolved since? I started developing Sans [ceuticals] in 2007 out of frustration of not being able to find pure, natural, results-driven products that were also thoughtfully designed and sustainable. I wanted products ...

5 Minutes with Emma Lewisham

Emma Lewisham, founder of cult 100% clean skincare line Emma Lewisham. Where did the inspiration to start Emma Lewisham come from and how has the company evolved since? Quite simply, Emma Lewisham originated from me being told by my doctor when I was pregnant that I couldn’t use a product I was using for my ...

Tips on Cleansing for Healthy Skin

Clear, happy & glowing skin begins with cleansing. It is the cornerstone of any good skincare regime, but get it wrong and your skin can become unbalanced, unhappy and irritated. Follow our simple steps and you’ll notice the difference in no time! Cleanse once a day, in the evening only. Double cleanse your skin if …

The Six Essential Nutrients For Skin Health

The skin is made up of many different layers, all of which play an important part in keeping skin healthy and resilient. When we work topically with the skin we can achieve amazing results. However, this is really only half the picture. If we think about how many layers there are to the skin you …

Are You Regular?

Something that not everyone (anyone??) likes to talk about. But an important subject when it comes to our skin and internal health. If we are not eliminating toxins effectively they begin to build up in our body before secreting out onto our skin. This can cause dull devitalized skin as well as contributing to skin …

The Winter Skincare Tune Up

Most skins favor the humid climates and as the moisture begins to drop from the air at this time of year, we begin to notice our skins becoming more dehydrated. Now is a great time of year to re-asses your skincare regime and change things up for the winter months. If you are in Auckland …

Hydrating The Skin: Soaking Ritual

The process of soaking the skin is perhaps the most simple in skincare, yet is honestly more effective than most products. The idea is giving the surface of your skin a drink of water. To soak the skin, simply fill your hand basin with warm water. You can add in a few drops of your …

How to treat: Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis pilaris aka the bumpy skin on the backs of arms. Although this condition is harmless, sufferers can find it unsightly and annoying. There is no cure but you can certainly lessen the appearance and smooth out the texture. The temptation is to scrub at the skin to smooth it, but it actually responds better …

How to treat: Congested Skin

Congestion in the skin is a very common condition. When oil in your skin is flowing normally, it plays an important role in protecting your skin and keeping it supple and strong. However, if your skin has a tendency to congest, any saturated fats in your diet will cause sebum to thicken and block your …