We’re already over the 2023 halfway mark and, with winter in full swing, we’re as fully committed as ever to getting you your best skin yet. So, we’ve rounded up the products and treatments we love, as expertly recommended by our excellent therapists, and rounded up the tips, pics and news snippets you need for the newsletter you want, from your favourite branch.
So, find a comfortable spot, prepare a hot beverage and embark on a literary journey...
Testament to our team’s heartfelt belief that “Age is just a number and young is an attitude”, it warmed our hearts to behave like kids again as we ran out to snap some pics in the snow. Because it’s not every day we get snow in Jozi!
We chatted to medical therapist, Marisa, about her FIRM favourites for the coldest part of the year and here’s what she had to say about her go-to products and hot picks for you to ‘add to cart’ as we head into Women’s Month…
“I love this oil-free, anti-ageing serum that renews skin tone with gentle exfoliation, revealing visibly firmer, brighter, smoother and more even skin with regular use. I let this serum do all the heavy lifting! It’s a powerhouse in the serum department thanks to its firming formulation that brightens and clarifies the skin while exfoliating. It’s ideal for those looking for a serum to use day and night to restore volume, renew that must-have youthful glow and improve skin texture." says Marisa.
Marisa's tip: Apply 3-5 drops to the face, neck and décollete after cleansing (morning and evening), focusing on expression lines like smile lines, crow's feet or those stubborn elevens between the eyes. And then, when you’re done, follow with your favourite moisturiser.
“It’s so important that we don’t neglect the neck! This award-winning neck, anti-ageing neck cream targets visible discoloration while firming and toning the look of sagging skin on the neck and décolletage, this cream works for all skin types; dry, normal and oily. Containing a highly effective complex of three ingredients, each with a unique action, I love that this cream targets visible discoloration, reduces visible signs of ageing on the neck and décolletage, and delivers on its promise of firmer, more lifted and more evenly toned skin.”
Marisa's tip: To apply, gently smooth one pump of Triple Firming Neck Cream over neck and décollete twice daily, applying the neck cream in an upwards motion from the bottom of the neck all the way up to the jawline.
Speaking from experience, having brought her bundle of joy into the world just four months ago, Kelly is sharing the ‘triplets’ in her post-partum beauty regime that are helping her, her skin and her hair to feel like her pre-pregnancy self again.
For post-pregnancy hair loss
“Post-pregnancy I experienced hair loss, which is why I swear by iSkin Collagen. This supplement not only helps to bring back and strengthen my locks but supports all connective tissues in the body at the same time. Making it as good for my hair as it is for my skin, nails and joints.”
For post-pregnancy tired eyes
“I'm a strong believer in using a good eye cream. Now that I'm getting less sleep these days, my dark rings are a bit more visible. The Neostrata Brightening Eye Cream helps to brighten my tired eyes while treating the fine lines around my eyes, too.
For that post-pregnancy pick me up
“The new Neostrata PHA Renewal Pads are not suitable for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding, which is why I’m thrilled that I can now get my hands and my face on them!
My skin has needed a "pick me up" and these pads do the trick. Suitable for dry and sensitive skin, each pad has a gentle exfoliating effect, and because this product contains green tea and cucumber extract. A must for Joburg’s dry winter air!”
Here are the fun facts medical therapist Beverley wants to share with you this month…
* Your skin makes up about 15% of your total body weight.
* The thickest skin is found on your feet and the thinnest area of skin are your eyelids.
* Your skin renews itself every 28 days and sheds about 4 kg of dead cells every year.
* Your skin absorbs 64% of what you put on it… so, make sure it’s the good stuff!
With our experienced, knowledgeable and ‘full of smiles’ team of experienced medical therapists – Kelly, Marisa and Beverley – you can rest assured that your skin is in good hands! With at least a decade of experience each, don’t miss out on the opportunity to start your journey towards your best skin yet with our winning team.
On behalf of our Co-leaders, we’d like to say a big “Thank you!” to the greater Skin Renewal family for the most wonderful experience at the inaugural annual co-leaders conference, held back in May at the City Lodge Courtyard Hotel in Waterfall City, Midrand – “A journey of love, leadership and dedication”.
From the thought-provoking and informative seminars to a fun-filled mystery game (among other collaborative activities), from plenty of opportunities for knowledge sharing to an opportunity to get glammed up and enjoy a fabulous cocktail evening, we thoroughly enjoyed the conference – and the company.
Here’s who’s been caught on camera recently for our collective highlights reel, both professionally and personally…
These two beauties, Dr Darienne and @minkivanderwesthuizen were clearly born for TV – just look at those camera-ready smiles! They recently got together to film an episode for the MINKI show, keep an eye out for it… airing every Monday at 17:30 on Via, Dstv channel 147.
Dr Lilliana recenty got back from a whirlwind European vacation where she indulged her passion for all things Formula 1 and Ferrari. Speaking of things she’s passionate about, she says, “It’s my privilege to work in such a beautiful environment every day.”
We are so excited to welcome medical therapist Kelly Boonzaaier’s beautiful baby boy, Greyson! We can’t believe that he is already 4 months old, but time sure does fly when you’re that CUTE. Looking at this gorgeous, happy family pic – fur babies included – we are reminded of these words: “Your son will hold your hand for a little while but your heart for a lifetime.”
A great big “Congrats!” to our Branch Leader, Sharon van Drünick, who recently became granny of a little gorgeous girl, Miané. Sharon says, “If I had a penny for every time my granddaughter makes me smile, I’d be a billionaire.”
We are thrilled to announce that David and his beautiful wife Portia are expecting their little one end of August, maybe the beginning of September if their baby isn’t in a rush! We’re sure that this little one will bring them lots of joy and are so looking forward to meeting this bundle of joy.
The SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 serum is an oil-free hydrating serum that replenishes moisture and restores radiance for a smoother complexion, particularly effective for sensitive, dehydrated skins dealing with acne or ageing, or both.
The Skin Renewal Mesoglow Facial presents a powerful solution for the most in-demand, fastest-growing procedures with no downtime and can be done on all skin types. This treatment is the perfect pre-event procedure to give the skin a youthful, hydrated glow… a must for the colder months when you need to take a HOT selfie.