Sukin : 3 step facial pack

Sukin : 3 step facial pack


There’s only one thing on our Christmas wish list this year … Sukin’s Limited Edition Christmas 3 step facial pack.

Even the jolly man himself would be thrilled to receive this in his Christmas stocking! This simply stunning limited edition packaging is bursting with goodness inside. Including Sukin’s famous Foaming Facial cleanser, Hydrating Mist Toner and the Facial Moisturiser Pump – this Christmas is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Give your loved one something they’ll love – with this simple effective daily cleanse, tone and moisturise routine that will make your skin feel like Christmas everyday.


(Includes Foaming Facial Cleanser, 125ml, Hydrating Mist Toner 125ml, Facial Moisturiser Pump 125ml) 

Like all Sukin products, the Limited Edition Christmas 3 Step Facial Pack is free of sulphates, animal derivatives, parabens, propylene glycol, harsh detergents, mineral oils, triethanolamine, synthetic fragrances and parabens. That means it is jam packed with all natural goodies your skin will love you for. Sukin products are available at Farmers, pharmacies organic stores & health stores nationwide.


Beauty therapists wrongly removing skin lesions

Beauty therapists wrongly removing skin lesions


Mystery shop finds beauty therapists wrongly removing skin lesions

Consumer NZ mystery shop found seven beauty clinics willing to remove a raised skin spot, when our undercover shopper should have been sent to a GP.

Shoppers visited 46 clinics across the country. The majority of clinics did the right thing and said our shoppers should see a GP but seven clinics in Auckland were willing to use a variety of treatments to take off a raised lesion on our shopper’s arm.

Our shopper had dermal melanocytic naevi, which can be removed once correctly diagnosed but looks similar to types of skin cancer.

Four of the Auckland clinics – Ametrine Rose Health & Beauty, The Eye & Face Institute, Parisian Clinic and Beauty Forever – offered to use a laser treatment on the spot. Amax Laser Hair Removal offered to cut it out and Laser Clinics New Zealand offered a skin-needling treatment. At Q Medispa in Onehunga Heights, our shopper was told the clinic would soon have a machine that would “electrocute” off the spot.

Ametrine Rose and The Eye & Face Institute said staff would receive training as a result of our mystery shop. Parisian Clinic’s owner said “the whole industry needs to be trained better”. Beauty Forever declined to comment on our findings and the three other clinics did not respond to our emails and calls.

Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin said the risk of beauty clinics offering treatment was that staff might not recognise the spot as a symptom of skin cancer.

“Given New Zealand’s high skin cancer rate, we think beauty therapists should steer clear of this type of treatment and leave diagnosis to the doctors,” Ms Chetwin said.

Auckland Council’s health and hygiene code of practice states only health practitioners should remove skin lesions. Members of the New Zealand Association of Registered Beauty Therapists are also prohibited from removing unidentifiable lesions and skin tags without permission from a medical practitioner. However, membership is voluntary. None of the clinics that offered a treatment to our Auckland shopper were members of the organisation.

More information is available at and in the June issue of Consumer magazine.


Designer Brands Christmas Collection

Designer Brands Christmas Collection

The new Designer Brands Palettes have you covered this Christmas with the perfect stocking fillers for under $10 and $20!

Introducing Designer Brands’ newest and largest ever Christmas collection for the 2015 festive season. The range is full of gorgeous and fabulously stylish Christmas gifts at unbeatable prices.

For under $10, $20 and $30 these gifts are perfect if you’re looking to get all your shopping sorted on a sensible budget! The wide range of products will ensure you have everyone covered this Christmas.

Mix different shades to get the perfect look for every eye colour with Designer Brands Silver Smokey Mini Palette or Gold Nude Mini Palette. These cute little must-haves contain six shimmer shades each, perfect for creating a night out look during the party season for only $9.99. Designer Brands
For stress-free, everyday wear, get the Designer Brands Gold Nude Mini Palette containing six shimmer and matte eye shadow shades. Available for $9.99. Designer Brands
Spoil your friends with an assortment of Designer Brands’ best-selling woman’s fragrances! Now available for $14.99, there are scents everyone will love: Amore, Cinque, Red Tulip, Flowers, Greed, Gorgeous and Rouge Classic, all in new prestige packaging.  Designer Brands
The Gold Nude Premium Palette contains 10 creamy eye shadow shades that are easy to blend and essential for simple, natural everyday wear. This little treat is just $16.99! Designer Brands
In the Rose Gold Palette and Midnight Moon Palette you will find an amazing variety of eight eye shadow colours in a mixture of dark and light shimmering shades, giving you a wide selection to take a day time look through to night. A great gift for only $19.99. Designer Brands




Soothe and Protect Your Skin

Soothe and Protect Your Skin

Soothe and Protect Your Skin Soothe and Protect Your Skin with 100% Certified Organic Manuka Oil

Get truly natural beauty with Kiwi-made Manuka oil products that protect and cleanse for more radiant and youthful-looking skin.

The new Manuka Biotic Natural Face Cleanser (RRP$24.99) and Manuka Biotic Natural Face Cream (RRP$24.99) harness the powerful antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties of New Zealand Manuka oil to take care of your skin.

Using only natural ingredients, Manuka Biotic products are New Zealand-made and free from nasty chemicals. With no parabens, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, added fragrances or colourings, both the cleanser and cream are gentle on all skin types.

Manuka Biotic Natural Face Cleanser utilises the potent antibacterial and antioxidant properties of Manuka Oil and Witch Hazel extracts, and is designed to naturally draw out impurities in the skin.

Soothe and Protect Your SkinLeaving your face feeling refreshed and clean, the cleanser also boasts an anti-aging green tea extract – a powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin from free radical damage.

Follow the Face Cleanser with the Manuka Biotic Natural Face Cream, which has been created to hydrate, soothe and protect your skin from daily wear and tear with a formula infused with organic Manuka Oil.

The light-wearing cream also contains Camellia Oil which is rich in vitamins A, B, E and other minerals, has outstanding moisturising properties, and promotes skin elasticity to help reduce the appearance of ageing; and potent natural antioxidant Totarol Extract.

Manuka Biotic has specifically formulated their range to suit those with normal to sensitive skin, skin conditions and allergies. Made with organic Manuka Oil sourced from trees grown on the Coromandel Peninsula, and carefully paired with complementary natural extracts, the products nourish and cleanse for healthier, more beautiful skin.

Long valued for its healing properties by Maori and early settlers in New Zealand, Manuka Oil’s antibacterial elements work by helping to keep the skin clean and clear of bacteria that can cause skin problems such as acne, spots and other blemishes.

Manuka Biotic Natural Face Cleanser (RRP$24.99) and Manuka Biotic Natural Face Cream (RRP$24.99) are available in leading health food stores.




Chemicals in cosmetics absorb into body in 26 seconds

Chemicals in cosmetics absorb into body in 26 seconds

Chemicals in cosmetics absorb into body in 26 seconds

Start your Spring Equinox detox with Inika Cosmetics

On average, it takes only 26 seconds to absorb chemicals found in cosmetics into the bloodstream[1].

U.S researchers identified 10,500 industrial chemicals used as cosmetics ingredients, including carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxics, endocrine disruptors, plasticizers, degreasers and surfactants[2].

Spring is the most popular time for people to undertake a detoxification says natural nutritional therapist, Bridget Lem.

“The Spring Equinox is the time for rejuvenation and new life and is a natural time for us to achieve an optimal cleanse with our bodies,” says Mrs Lem. “Detoxing is not only about your digestive system, it’s about cleansing your overall being.

“Given the skin is our largest organ, it makes sense to detox what we are putting on our skin too,” she says.

Inika Cosmetics was awarded one of the highest safety ratings in the world by the Environmental Working Group. All Inika Cosmetics products are certified organic and free of harmful chemicals and Inika Cosmetics CEO Tony Rechtman believes that’s why it’s the best brand to have on your skin 12 hours a day, 5 days a week.

“For those wanting to detox their skin but still wanting to wear makeup Inika is the perfect choice,” says Mr Rechtman.

Originally created by founder Miranda Bond who suffered from endometriosis and infertility, Inika enabled Miranda to detoxify her cosmetics and life.

Three months following her new chemical free regime, Miranda fell pregnant. “Derived of rock and minerals Inika allows for clean living, starting with your skin and it also prevents any possible, and unknown, harm coming from the 21.9 grams of lipstick women ingest per year”, says Tony.

The most common harmful chemical found in everyday cosmetics is the dreaded Bismuth Oxychrloide, – an ugly filler that is chemically connected to arsenic. “You could have a damaging heavy metal element on your face right now without knowing it,” says Mr Rechtman. “People who find their skin to be constantly irritated, itchy, bumpy with clogged pores, whiteheads and extreme blackhead problems are using product that contain Bismuth Oxychloride. In cosmetics, Bismuth is used as a pearlising agent giving a high shine with an unnatural glow that causes foundations to slide off the face if not buffered into the pores,” says Mr Rechtman.


[2] David Suzuki Foundation, What’s inside? That counts. A survey of toxic ingredients in our cosmetics.

About Inika Cosmetics

The word “Inika” means earth and originates from India. It is Inika Cosmetics’ mission is to provide luxurious makeup in its most natural form. Being awarded one of the highest safety ratings in the world by the Environmental Working Group, Inika is truly natural, truly you. The brand is committed to producing divine natural cosmetics, Inika is certified organic, vegan, Halal and cruelty free. Inika is stocked at all leading beauty salons and health stores nationwide



Three tricks for acing summer skin

Three tricks for acing summer skin
Three tricks for acing summer skin
1. Postie’s No7 from Boots Protect & Perfect Day Cream – RRP $20
2. Postie’s Botanics from Boots SPF 10 Daily Hand Therapy Sunscreen – RRP $10
3. Postie’s No7 from Boots Cleansing Body Polish – RRP $14

Summer means showing a little more skin and spending a lot more time outdoors. It also means changing up your skincare routine to make sure your skin is protected against the harsh New Zealand sun. Here are a few tricks to help you ace beautiful summer skin with these loved favourites from Boots UK.

1. Before you choose to lunch alfresco, consider that at midday, sunrays are 10 percent UVB (the burning rays) and 90 percent UVA (the ageing rays). Both contribute to skin cancer. Seeing as you can’t avoid the sun completely, Postie’s No7 from Boots Protect & Perfect Day Cream combines the protective power of SPF 15 and 5*UVA to give your skin advanced protection against the ageing effects of harmful sunrays while the firming pro-retinol complex containing lipopeptides works to help boost and maintain elasticity.

2. Road trips are a summer highlight, but having your hands on the steering wheel all day exposes them to harmful and ageing UVA rays. Invest in a SPF hand cream and apply at least 20 minutes before driving and regularly throughout the day. Postie’s Botanics from Boots SPF 10 Daily Hand Therapy Sunscreen helps protect against free radical damage and premature skin ageing.

3. As you take your bikini out of hibernation you might worry about how your skin is looking after months of being covered up. Use Postie’s No7 from Boots Cleansing Body Polish to get your skin looking up to scratch again. Fine exfoliating particles buff away dead skin cells to help reveal soft and radiant looking skin so you can rock that bikini with confidence.


Creating a beautiful skin – special offer

Creating a beautiful skin – special offer

Read the article HERE first, and then take advantage of this fab offer from Beauty for Everybody …

Creating a beautiful skinOFFER

In a sanctuary of relaxation, treat yourself to this Facial package for $498 and create flawless, beautiful skin for the big day.

  • In-depth skin consultation
  • A course of 3 advanced skincare treatments (over 6 week period)
  • Revitalising eye treatment
  • $70 towards skincare of your choice to support in-salon treatment
  • A full body spray tan trial (one month prior to the wedding)

Corinna’s professional and skilled approach to skincare ensures results that will exceed your expectation.

Call 09–576 2673 to book in advance, terms and conditions apply




Creating a beautiful skin

Creating a beautiful skin

Creating a beautiful skinAdvice with integrity to create beautiful skin through optimal skin health

By Corinna Gerber


Whether your wedding theme is designed around brilliant white sands or soft silk and luxurious lace, a beautiful and radiant skin is on the top of every wedding wish list … and so it should be!

Whether you are the bride, mother of the bride, part of the wedding party or one of the special guests, everyone wants to look gorgeous. Creating a flawless canvas for your wedding makeup is achievable, if planned well in advance, resulting in picture-perfect photos and stunning memories. Most people prefer lighter, more natural makeup, and how your skin looks and feels ultimately determines the type of makeup you will wear.

The longer you have, the better prepared you can be. With the right guidance, caring for your skin can be straightforward and simple, providing rewarding results, and a skin that delivers compliments and confidence.

In my opinion, a beautiful skin is created from a combination of aspects that originate from a healthy skin. Here are a few strategies and tips to get you started:

–       Make time for downtime

Enjoy consistent facial treatments to de-stress and keep your skin nourished and healthy! Choose a professional therapist who is trained to provide expert advice and who can offer the most effective skin treatments available, customised to your age and condition. The right therapist will be committed to helping you overcome your skincare concerns and inspire noticeable change to achieve your skincare goals.

Creating a beautiful skin–       Be serious about skincare

Our skin is a reflection of who we are; it changes and evolves over time, just as we do. My philosophy is simply to combine the synergy of science together with my skills and expertise, to deliver treatments and home care designed to meet your personal requirements, within an affordable and uncomplicated routine. A quality and easy to manage skin care regime is achievable for everyone.

–       Eat well and nourish your way to great skin

Stock your pantry with the right snacks, like nuts and seeds, fruit high in vitamin C, pomegranates, tomatoes and even the odd piece of dark chocolate. These healthy options contain vital nutrients to help boost skin’s natural moisture and essential antioxidants. Not only are these options good for your skin, but they can also be healthy treats in a calorie-controlled diet … just perfect!

–       Exercise and fresh air

Take advantage of the natural beauty that is close to where you live; stroll along a beach or through your local park. Yoga and Pilates are becoming increasingly popular forms of exercise and offer the dual benefit of relaxation. Building up a sweat helps flush cellular debris out of the system, almost like cleansing your skin from the inside. Exercise aids circulation, which helps to keep your skin healthy and vibrant.

Creating a beautiful skin–       Ease Stress

Preparing for a wedding can be a busy and stressful time with smaller get-togethers leading up to the big event, as well as a honeymoon that you still want to look your best for. By creating a self-care ritual and allowing yourself a few minutes at the start and end of each day to develop a consistent skincare regime, you will discover rewarding results, a definite improvement in your skin, and a happier and more relaxed you!




Murad presents a powerful pout

Murad presents a powerful pout

Murad presents a powerful poutMurad’s® Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips is a brand NEW treatment that allows you to smile without fear of deepening fine lines and wrinkles around your pout. Formulated with specialised ingredients proven to reduce the appearance of vertical lip lines and wrinkles, increase volume and provide long-lasting hydration to lips – this treatment delivers both immediate and long-term results for more youthful skin.

This lightweight anti-aging lip treatment is specifically formulated to combat the visible signs of aging on and around the lips whilst restoring youthful structure over time. The fast-acting formula features an anti-aging peptide blend that delivers micronized collagen amino acids to plump fine lines and wrinkles.

The translucent serum promotes natural collagen and elastin production for lasting resilience, with 77% of users seeing visible improvement of fine lines and wrinkles around the lips and 81% of users noticing plumper and more youthful looking lips after just one week*.

Mushroom Sprout Extracts encourage micro-circulation to enhance volume and make lips appear plump, Apple Extracts impart skin with long-lasting hydration while Shea Butter and Hyaluronic Acid balance moisture levels to provide superior absorption and application, leaving you with nourished, silky soft lips.

“While smiling and laughing can contribute to the formation of lines and wrinkles around the lip area, I believe this expression of happiness is one of the more important parts of our wellbeing,” says Howard Murad, M.D, FAAD, founder of Murad, Inc. and the Inclusive Health® movement.

“Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips will help give my patients and customers the freedom to express their happiness without worrying about the wrinkles it may leave.”

Designed for use directly on the lips as well as around the entire mouth area, the non-sticky formula goes on clear and can be worn alone, underneath lip colour or other makeup products.

TO USE: Smooth a thin layer over lips and area around the lips. Use under lipstick, gloss or balm. Reapply throughout the day as needed.

*In a Murad® sponsored study. Individual results may vary.

Murad products are available exclusively through Caci nationwide, or online at


Tick hydrating skin off your to-do list

Tick hydrating skin off your to-do list

Tick hydrating skin off your to-do listFeel like there’s never enough hours in the day to get through everything? Sukin totally understand, which is why they’ve developed incredibly effective products that don’t require lots of time or money to use, so you can cross hydrating your skin off the to-do list for good.

Enriched with the anti-ageing properties of pomegranate and rose hip oil to combat dry skin, Sukin ROSE HIP Hydrating Day Cream is a skincare staple you’ll never want to be without.

It’s perfect to use every morning and cleansing. Simply massage gently into your face, neck and décolletage.

Why it’s so good;

  • Rose Hip hydrates and provides vital nutrients for skin.
  • Kakadu plum is an ultra-high source of Vitamin C to aid skin elasticity.
  • Pomegranate acts and an anti-inflammatory to deliver a balanced, radiant complexion.
  • Avocado replaces lost moisture.
  • Suitable for all skin types.

Like all Sukin products, the Hydrating Day Cream is free of sulphates, animal derivatives, parabens, propylene glycol, harsh detergents, mineral oils, triethanolamine, synthetic fragrances and parabens. That mean it’s jam packed with all natural goodies your skin will love you for.

RRP: $28.99 120ml

If you love it as much as we do, let us know;

@sukinskincare   or #sukinnz

Stockists; Sukin products are available at Farmers, pharmacies and health stores nationwide.