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 ...

How to cleanse your skin

We are firm believers that 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 …

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 …

Autumn/Winter Skincare Tune Up

Whilst we in Auckand were blessed with a totally awesome Summer, Autumn is slowly setting in and the cooler mornings and dark nights are telling us that winter is only a couple of months away! Most skins favor the humid climates and as the moisture begins to drop from the air at this time of …

Kombucha – great for gut health… but what about the sugar?

Fermented foods are beneficial for general health, and one of the great ways to keep your gut healthy is through drinking Kombucha. For those who are new to this, Kombucha is a fermented tea-based beverage. It is made using a starter mushroom called a “SCOBY” that activates and propels the tea-based drink (by eating sugar) …

Raw Salted Caramel Chocolate Bark

For the chocolate ½ cup of coconut oil, melted ½ cup of 100% organic maple syrup ½ cup of cacao powder Pinch of Himalayan or sea salt Mix all the chocolate ingredients together in a small bowl and place in the fridge for ten minutes to thicken. For the salted caramel ¼ cup of almond …

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 favourite soaking …

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 …