Illovo Branch Newsletter February 2022

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New year, new reasons to celebrate! This month we’re excited to bring you all sorts of exciting milestones – from new faces in-branch to new technology in our therapist’s hands, from CSI initiatives transforming lives to treatments transforming the way our patients see themselves, let’s get started. But, first, let’s take a selfie…

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Rosie celebrates her 15th Skin Renewal Birthday

Having worked at the Rivonia, Parkhurst and Sandton branches before joining our team – and witnessed the company grow branch by branch – our beloved housekeeper, Rosie, celebrates 15 years as part of the Skin Renewal family this month. It’s fitting that this milestone falls within the month of love because we love having her as part of our team as much as she loves being a part of it – “It’s not just a job,” she says, “I am treated like family and cared for.”

Fun Fact: Rosie loves Dr Maureen and worked for her before joining Skin Renewal’s first branch in Rivonia and, as they say the rest is history. 

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Congratulations to our housekeeper, Rosie, on her very special 15-year milestone. 

On the subject of Birthdays...

Happy Birthday, Marisa!

Our medical therapist, Marisa Houston turned 58 on 24 January and it was an honour to get to celebrate her for the gift she is to our team. Marisa is really an inspiration – admirably dedicated to her work and all of her patients. Here’s wishing Marisa her best year yet! 

Fun Fact: Marisa worked at a bank for 28 years before joining Skin Renewal in 2015 after studying Somatology for 3 years to pursue her love for skin and health therapy. Marisa teaches us all that’s it’s never too late to pursue your passion. 

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Happy Birthday Noxy!

Noxy Mkwanazi celebrated her birthday on the 26 January, which gave us a wonderful opportunity to bring the party spirit to her like she brings the party to our branch every day with her flamboyant personality. An all-rounder, Noxy joined the Skin Renewal family in 2017 as a therapist, quickly moving into the management team before her love for patients pulled on her professional heart strings. This year she takes on the role of a medical therapist and we have no doubt that her love for being spoilt will be reflected in how she spoils her patients.

Fun Fact: Noxy studied Law after completing her course in Beauty Therapy and, as sweet as her personality is, she’s not a fan of chocolate or sweets. So, if you’d like to get her a Valentine’s Day treat, red roses rather than heart-shaped candy, please. 

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Getting to know our people

In November last year, we welcomed Nadia Pillay to our Illovo branch team. New to the Skin Renewal family, Nadia – mom to two little girls and a fur baby – has been assisting at the front desk and learning the Skin Renewal ropes before she moves to join our sister branch in Morningside. 

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Jean-Marie will be joining us as Assistant Manager from 1 April. A familiar face at Skin Renewal Jean-Marie joined in 2015 and has been based at the Fourways branch. Passionate about cooking she has two daughters, her 15 month old and then her fur daughter Snowflake. Originally from South Africa’s friendly city Port Elizabeth (Ggeberha) Jean-Marie has also spent time in Germany. 

Whether it's Nadia or Jean-Marie who greets you on your next visit these dynamic women are as passionate about helping you achieve your skin care goals as you and cannot wait to be a part of your journey.

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Familiar face, different branch

We recently said farewell to our Branch Manager, Anudha, but she hasn’t gone too far – just back to her hometown to fulfil the role of manager at the Ballito branch. 

Our loss is definitely KZN’s gain. We wish Anudha the best in her new role at the Ballito branch. Although we lose her we love that we remain family. 

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Out with the old, in with the new

Boasting speed, convenience, safety, and drag and with less pain – the Dermapen 4™ is the most technologically advanced cosmetic pen in history and its arrived at Skin Renewal.

The Digital Automated Micro Needling system creates fractional puncture channels into the skin, promoting natural collagen and elastin production, preserving epidermal integrity, and activating and facilitating the body’s own healing and regenerative cascade.

Not only does the Dermapen 4™ assist with the infusion of active ingredients, skin tightening, lifting and rejuvenation, pain-free hair restoration and non-surgical eye lifts but this industry-leading device treats post-acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores and stretch marks, too. And, as part of combination therapies, we can add the treatment of alopecia to this impressive list of applications. 

Considered “the safest device ever”, the Dermapen 4™ offers less pain, greater comfort andrapid results courtesy of 17.69% more microchannels. 

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Treatment Focus

With the exciting arrival of the Dermapen 4, our favourite treatment for this month is the combination of Micro-needling, Radiofrequency and Laser Genesis because this three-pronged approach basically gives micro-needling super powers – increasing blood flow and circulation, enabling the Laser to get right into the papillary dermis of the skin (the layer where collagen and elastin and Hyaluronic Acid is produced). The Laser is “drawn” to the haemoglobin which is rich in the skin after needling; intensifying the skin tightening process by stimulating new collagen production, tightening the existing collagen and encouraging faster healing and rejuvenation. As a result, you get the results you’re after faster with fewer treatments.

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Product Focus - Heliocare 360

Containing Fernblock, a natural standardised aqueous extract from the leaves of the Polypodium Leucotomos, the Heliocare sunblock range protects you from the harmful rays of your favourite Vitamin D delivery system by promoting antioxidant defence systems in environmentally stressed human keratinocytes.

The fact is, our skin cells can become stressed, like any part of our body as the skin is a living organism. An excess of external UV pollutants stresses out the skin, causing excess melatonin which causes pigmentation. In short, wearing sun-block is important in normal circumstances but if you struggle with pigmentation, it’s a must.

What makes Heliocare 360 a must-have 24/7/365?
√ It protects your skin against UVA, UVB, Infrared and visible light (incl. blue light emitted by electronic devices).
√ It has powerful antioxidant activity.
√ It has protective and restorative activity against sun damage to skin cells.
√ It has protective activity of skin architecture and the prevention of skin ageing. 

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Transforming Lives. Period.

Skin Renewal’s vision is to facilitate infinite transformation to all the lives we touch, and, this year, we will be partnering with Komani to transform young lives by helping to stop period poverty as we aim to donate 1000 packs of reusable sanitary packs to each of the three charities we support.

How can you contribute?

Keep an eye on our social media pages for news of our fundraising initiatives throughout this year. All 18 of our branches will be participating so you can contribute at any branch, or pop in to give a direct donation to the project.

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Get with the (Loyalty) Programme

SkinBucks, our complimentary loyalty programme, rewards you – our valued Skin Renewal customer – for your continued loyalty. As a loyalty programme member, you earn SkinBucks every time you transact in a branch or on our online skin shop, which can be redeemed in-branch for services, products, or gift vouchers. For more info about the programme or on your Loyalty Status, speak to any of our team members when you next visit our branch.

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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 – 087 153 1047– to help assist you with information, appointments and more.

Wishing you a year of good health, happiness and plenty to celebrate!

With love,

The Illovo Branch


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