Spring Prep: Get Svelte with Smooth and Tone Cream and Gel

Next in our Spring Prep series is the Smooth and Tone Body-Svelt Cellulite Cream and Gel. If you’ve been using our Seaweed Exfoliating Soap to battle cellulite and dry skin, adding these two power-players to your regime will see you well on your way to a cellulite-free existence.

What is it?
These two potent products work together to fight cellulite. Massage the GEL into areas like the thighs, hips and inner knees every morning then follow with the CREAM each evening applying in the same manner.

What’s in it?
Green Coffee features prominently in both products thanks to its ability to help improve skin texture and eliminate water retention.
The cream also contains Green Tea for its antioxidants, licorice for its anti-inflammatory properties and kola nut to help aid in fat burning.
The gel has an added caffeine boost to help purge water build up as well as Vitamin E which also helps eliminate stretch marks.

What does it do?
Combine these two powerhouse products and you’ll experience eliminated toxins, decreased water retention, improved blood circulation, improved skin elasticity, better breakdown of fatty deposits, reduced puffiness, and much more.

Purchase your Smooth and Tone Body-Svelt Cellulite Cream here
Purchase your Smooth and Tone Body-Svelt Cellulite  Gel here

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Radical Bliss!

Review: Pevonia Anti-Free Radical Facial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bless me girls and boys for I have sinned! It has been eight months since my last facial! So when the girls at Spa Pevonia invited me in for a treatment I jumped at the opportunity.  What a lovely way to start the week! I’ve just arrived back at my desk and can’t wipe the smile and the glow from my pampered face.

I arrived 15 minutes early for my treatment as requested and after being greeted was introduced to my therapist who asked me to complete a health questionnaire. My lovely therapist went through this with me thoroughly, asking me numerous questions to determine the best treatment and finally recommended the Anti-Free Radical Facial.  Unlike many who complain about this lengthy process I actually enjoyed it as it made me feel reassured that not only would the treatment be safe for me but would provide the best possible results for my skin type.

I was then escorted to a changing area and asked to put on a white fluffy gown and slippers and wait in the relaxation lounge.  The sun was shining in and the music soothed my senses, I was just finishing my delicious fruity tea (I might have had a fresh muffin too) and my therapist came to escort me to my cosy treatment room where I instantly felt relaxed.

I was made comfortable on a divine bed with heat packs soothing me in all the right places and covered in a soft heated blanket….bliss….and my therapist began the treatment.

First she cleansed my skin with a soothing emulsion that was removed with warm fragrant towels.  Once cleansed a lovely warm “oaty” enzyme peel was applied and kept warm under steam, while this was working to remove my dry, dead winter skin cells my therapist massaged my arms with a cool geranium scented oil.  Once again warm aromatic towels were used to remove my enzyme peel and my skin already felt fresh and vibrant.

A delicious-scented, silky oil was then applied to my skin and for the next 15 minutes I was massaged all over the face and neck.  Did I mention the bliss? My skin literally drank the exquisite concoction which I was told contained skin rejuvenating vitamins A and E which counteract free radical skin damage and brightening mandarin.  All sounded and smelt very good to me.  When the massage was finished (I wished it could have gone on forever) my therapist applied an amazing mask that was thick and warm and invigorating, the peppermint and lavender combination was amazing!  The warmth remained as the mask set and then cooled to a refreshing chill.  My therapist explained it helped to aid in the penetration of the vitamins and increased the circulation.  While this was on my scalp was massaged and I think I may have slept (me snoring?! Noooo!) The mask was removed in one easy piece and my skin felt incredible, awake and so incredibly hydrated.  Protective products were used to seal in all the goodies and protect me from the damaging rays of the sun and my treatment was complete.  I mentally vowed to come every month for a facial treatment.

More relaxing in the relaxation lounge, they told me I could stay as long as I liked, and I was ready to face my working week.

I still can’t get over how baby soft my skin feels and how vibrant it looked after this treatment. I highly recommend it to anyone who suffers winter dehydration or even if you skin just feels “out of balance”. To find out where you can have the “Anti-Free Radical Facial” just visit the Pevonia Search a Spa

So when was the last time you treated yourself to a facial?

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Ingredient Spotlight: The Benefits of Aloe to your Skin

Living in Australia, it’s likely you’ve at some point in your life been scorched by the sun and used a little gel directly from an aloe plant to soothe the burn but what you might not know is how many other skin benefits this incredible plant has.
Aloe is an ingredient in a huge range of our products including our Balancing Combination Cream, Clarifyl Spot Treatment, Soothing Sensitive Skin Mask, and De-Ageing Mists. Read on to discover more about this wonder-plant and how it could help your skin.

What is Aloe?
Aloe is a family of around 500 succulent plants of which the most well known is Aloe Vera which translates to true aloe. The family is thought to have originated in Africa and has been frequently cited as being used in herbal medicine since the beginning of the first century AD.
Aloe Vera has been dubbed the ‘first aid plant’ and is commonly used on burns, cuts, and even bites.

What skin benefits does aloe have?
- Soothing
Aloe is a natural moisturizer with a cooling, calming effect on the skin, making it ideal for sensitive skin types. You’ll find aloe as a main ingredient in much of our Sensitive Skin Line  . Our Spa Teen All Skin Types Lotion also contains aloe to help protect young skin which tends to be more on the sensitive side.
- Healing 
Both our Purifying Skin Mask and Clarifyl Spot Treatment feature Aloe to help increase blood circulation to the surface of your skin to speed up the healing process and nourish damaged cells.
- Hydrating
 Our famous Dry Oil Body Moisturiser contains aloe to hydrate and heal dry skin.

- Anti-Ageing
Aloe contains amino acids, fatty acids, zinc and vitamins C and E, all of which are important in the process of skin repair, making it the perfect anti-ageing product. Plus it helps oxygenate the skin too. Our De Ageing Mists feature aloe to help stop the aging process.

Finding Aloe in Products
Did you know you can use the ‘Search’ bar on our website to find ingredients in our products? Simply type the ingredient into the search bar and hit ‘search’ to bring up all the products that feature the ingredient you’re looking for!
See all the Pevonia products featuring Aloe here.

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Skin Beauty Salad Recipe

Our products can work some near-miracles but if you’re not looking after yourself on the inside, it will show on the outside eventually. Your best approach is two-pronged. Eat for skin health and use natural, results-driven products.
If you want to start eating to support your skin, remember that excess acidity in the body can cause a variety of skin problems and result in a dull complexion. Alkalising foods like almonds, avocado, apple cider vinegar and vegetables will help you on your way to flawless skin.
This Skin Beauty Salad from Sydney blogger Scandi Foodie is packed with skin essentials like folic acid, fiber, manganese, protein, iron, copper, zinc, magnesium and omega-3 fats. It’s a hearty salad that is filling, delicious and perfect for the winter months, not to mention super easy to make.

Skin Beauty Salad (serves 2)
Ingredients
230g cooked chickpeas (or use 1 tin)
2 big handfuls of baby spinach leaves
1/2 avocado, diced
1 small handful of almonds, soaked in water overnight
1 zucchini, sliced into 1/2 cm disks
olive oil, for brushing
2 tablespoons unhulled tahini (or use this recipe)
1/2 lemon, juiced
water
pinch of salt
1 small garlic clove
freshly ground black pepper
Directions: 
1. Lightly brush the zucchini slices with olive oil and grill on a pan for a couple of minutes on each side. Set aside.
2. Combine tahini, lemon juice and grated garlic in a small bowl. Add enough water to form a smooth, runny dressing. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
3. Place the chickpeas in a bowl and coat them with the tahini dressing.
4. Place the baby spinach leaves in serving bowls, top with tahini coated chickpeas, diced avocado and the zucchini slices. Sprinkle with soaked almonds (or seeds of choice).
Pevonia Recommends:
The Omega-3 fats in this salad will help keep your skin plump with moisture to ward off the signs of ageing. Give your skin an extra boost with our Age-Defying Marine Collagen Concentrate. It softens fine lines, deeply hydrates, improves elasticity and nourishes the skin. Plus, for the month of July 2012 you’ll receive a FREE 20mL Age-Defying Marine Collagen Cream
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Thanks to the lovely Maria from Scandi Foodie for giving us permission to republish this skin-saving recipe. Check out her blog for more amazing recipes.

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