From enjoying birthday cake in-branch, to exploring Buddhist temples abroad. From the treatments, our therapists are crushing on to the products you're going to want to add to cart faster than you'll add 'visit Vietnam' to your wish list. When you see Taz's holiday pics, we've got lots to share with you.
And, before we get started, we'd like to share our heartfelt gratitude for your support of our branch – and our team – since we opened our doors.
So, without further ado…
They say time flies when you're having fun, and our first year as the Skin Renewal Ballito branch has flown by! It was one-derful (see what we did there?) to celebrate our first birthday with our exceptional team and some familiar faces – in-branch and on The Gram. We're incredibly proud of how good old-fashioned hard work and supportive, collaborative teamwork have made this dream work over the past twelve months.
To our regulars, "Thank you!" for gifting us with your sincerely valued business. To our team, both in-branch and within the broader Skin Renewal group, "Thank you!" for, well, everything.
Treats? Check. Bubbles? Check. Balloons? Check. IV Vitamin infusion? Of course. It is a Skin Renewal party, after all.
I think their smiles say it all! Sisterhood always pairs well with a glass of bubbly, as demonstrated (so stylishly) by our fabulous patients Lianca and Corinne
What a treat to have beauty pageant royalty share in our first birthday festivities; Miss Ballito, Melissa Landman (IG: @mel.landman) and Mrs South Africa Finalist Shan Fourie (IG: @shanfourie.coza)
As is often said, you can’t pour from an empty cup, which is why we encourage each other and ourselves to make the time, pop the ‘out of office’ notification on and go get some tonic for the soul – and perhaps a couple of new stamps in the passport, too. Taz did just that last month and Laura is still doing it…
Our lovely Therapist, Taz said, “GOOD MORNING VIETNAM!” several days in a row when she took a well-deserved trip to Vietnam to visit her best friend.
Our branch leader, Laura, is currently in Thailand and, judging by the pics she’s been sending us, we may be missing her more than she’s missing us!
Some of her highlights so far? Exploring James Bond island and the monkey caves at Suwan Kuha temple, seeing the majestic Buddha shrines, and taking a long boat trip to visit Pan Yee island; and swimming in the beautiful crystal clear ocean in between relaxing and soaking up the sun.
And when we say 'market', we mean the Litchi Orchard Farmers' Market, open every second Saturday, from 09:00 am to 13:00 pm.
Situated (as the name suggests) on the beautiful Litchi Orchard Farm, the market offers great food and drink, unique arts and crafts, outdoor spaces to explore, live music performances and coffee. While Ballito has no shortage of incredible coffee shops and top-notch caffeine-infused beverages, we have one word for the coffee at this market: obsessed.
…we think our beautiful branch really is something special and, in our opinion, a definite contender for the jewel in the Skin Renewal crown. From the natural light that floods in, to the chic décor that balances 'laid back' with 'luxury', from the warm welcome at the front desk to the chilled atmosphere in our treatment rooms perfect for a power nap, our branch really is a home away from home.
Light, spacious, and elegant – with just the right amount of beach town bliss – our treatment rooms offer the ideal environment to hit ‘pause’ on urban living and ‘ffwd’ on achieving your skin goals.
What is Taz's favourite treat(ment)?
This month, Taz is loving the Secret™ RF Microneedling treatment, which delivers tailored energy to improve fine lines and wrinkles, as well as scars (from the inside out) with little, to no downtime.
A combination of two incredible procedures formed into a single treatment, Secret™ RF Microneedling involves fractional radiofrequency, which induces dermal remodelling by applying precise, controlled RF energy directly into the various depths of the skin. At the same time, the micro-needling system is used to spare the epidermis and reduce patient downtime.
Make your booking here: Secret RF
Taz’s favourite product at the moment is SkinCeuticals Phyto A+ Brightening Treatment – an oil-free gel moisturiser that helps improve skin radiance, texture, and clarity, and is suitable for oily, combination, and acne-prone skin with post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
What makes this product a recipe for success?
Well, over and above a botanical blend of grapefruit, thyme, rosemary, cucumber, and olive leaf extract, which have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial as well as skin-brightening benefits, it contains this skin-sational trio…
1. Alpha Arbutin, a naturally occurring derivative of hydroquinone that helps brighten the appearance of post-inflammatory dark marks.
2. Multi-tasking and mildly-exfoliating, Azelaic Acid, an anti-inflammatory that contributes to a clearer and more even-looking complexion.
3. Niacinamide which enhances barrier function and helps improve skin discoloration.
Praised as “The new gold standard in Vitamin C serums”, this is more than a new face serum, it’s a skincare powerhouse.
If Beyoncé and Michelle Obama were ingredients that could be bottled, this serum would be the result of blending 'em together. Featuring a blend of clinically proven antioxidants and exfoliating Polyhydroxy Acid for brighter, more radiant skin in just one week, this lightweight and easy-to-absorb formula glides on smoothly and gives skin a boost of L-Ascorbic Acid (Pure Vitamin C), Feverfew Extract, Green Tea and Gluconolactone (Polyhydroxy Acid).
The result? Antioxidant protection from external aggressors and oxidative stress helps to reduce visible skin discoloration and even skin tone.
"Polyhydroxy Acid gently exfoliates the skin's surface, allowing the Pure Vitamin C to absorb into fresh, renewed surface layers of skin." says Dr Merle
Like Dr Merle says, you'll “C” the visible difference in your skin in no time with this daily brightening concentrate!
Highlighting our genuine commitment as individuals, and a business to championing sustainable practices – in and out of the office – we are excited to announce that all our 18 branches, nationwide, are now digitally connected environments.
What this means, is that you can view your entire history of appointments and purchases online, email your invoices to yourself, request a booking, and update personal information if it changes.
Please take note…
We require you to complete the online guest form and medical history before your appointment, so please double-check that we have your correct details. You are welcome to use the link below, which will take you to the login.
Your username is the email address we have for you on your profile.
Below are our September promotions to brighten, soothe, calm and replenish your skin
What does our loyalty programme & your skincare journey have in common? Rewarding results, long-term. It’s our way of saying “Thank you!” for investing in your skin, with us.
We look forward to seeing you at our branch soon and, until then, connect with us on Instagram and Facebook to stay updated on all our product, branch and ambassador news. And, in case you didn’t know, we have a dedicated WhatsApp number – 0871531079 – to help assist you with information, appointments and more.
The Ballito Team