Elaine

About Elaine

Elaine is a lifestyle contributor. Extremely passionate about writing, she co-manages lifestyle blogs with friends. Topics include arts & crafts, beauty, skincare, music, and travel. A late bloomer, Elaine has just recently discovered her love for skincare, makeup, accessories, and anything vintage. When she’s not working on her DIY projects, playing the piano or studying strings, she’s out exploring the outdoors. Professionally, Elaine does marketing communications and manages social media accounts for several international luxury brands. Her ultimate dream is to write and publish her own book. She hopes to share her interesting finds and daily musings.

ENLARGED PORE: Truths and Common Misconceptions

If you don’t like the size of your pores, read up! Here are common truths and myths about this whole pore thing:

Pevonia Australia - ENLARGED PORE- Truths and Common Misconceptions

The TRUTH will set you free

If you’ve been wondering…

  1. Yes, POREXIA is a thing!
  2. There are two types of pores.
  3. Having pores is healthy and essential.
  4. UV rays can make them look larger.
  5. Hormones can also make them look larger.
  6. Enlarged pores come with age.
  7. Over-washing your face makes them bigger.
  8. Men have larger pores.

Many of us are obsessed with our pore size and if we’re given a chance to make them smaller, we would! Some of us are even more worried about our pores than our wrinkles.

Oil pores are hair follicles that contain sebaceous glands. These produce sebum (oil) that causes our pimples. Sweat glands are very small and don’t cause irritation. Both are very important to our health. Sweat pores are our body’s breathing holes, transporting unwanted substances out of the body. Oil pores are needed for hair to grow and hair is needed to protect skin.

The average adult has about 20,000 pores on their face.

When pores become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, blackhead and whiteheads may form. When bacteria comes in contact with these two, a pimple is born!

Ultraviolet rays weaken collagen and without collagen, our pores become less tight. Decreased elasticity causes them to enlarge.

When hormones spike during OVULATION, our pores enlarge and will shrink again when hormone levels decrease. Hormonal shift during PREGNANCY and MENOPAUSE also do the same. So yes, mood swings and pores are related. Try to relax during these trying times.

As we age, our body produces less Elastin and Collagen and without these two, our skin sag and our pores become enlarged. This is something inevitable but can be managed. WE WILL REVEAL OUR NEW SOLUTION LATER IN THIS ARTICLE.

Wash your face twice a day – morning and evening. Washing too often can dry the skin leaving more dead skin cells on the surface.

Men have larger pores than women. Because men are naturally more active, their oil glands produce more oil and so their pores appear more visible.

The Pore MYTHology

  1. Blackhead is dirt.
  2. You can close pores.
  3. Toothpaste can tighten pores, just like how it solves acne problems.

Blackhead is oxidized oil, not dirt. Sebum is usually white. There may sometimes be dirt but blackhead is mostly oil.

Pores dilate and can change from wide to narrow but you can’t totally close them. You can only TIGHTEN them.

Never put toothpaste on your face. Toothpaste doesn’t cure acne and it certainly doesn’t clean and tighten pores. It will only cause irritation. Use proper skincare products that address your skin concerns.

If large pores have always been a problem for you, fret not! We’ve found a solution!

Pevonia’s NEW Micro-Pores Bio-Active and Probiotic Skincare is an anti-aging and pore-refining in one. If you have been dreaming of flawless skin with refined texture, Pevonia’s NEW Power Repair Micro-Pores collection is the solution you have been waiting for.

Pevonia Micro Pores Bio Active and Pro Biotic Skincare Pore

Benefits:

  • Reduces pore size
  • Normalizes oil and moisture levels
  • Increases collagen and elastin formation
  • Bio-active formula contains elite actives that positively affect skin
  • Probiotics help address uneven texture, and dehydration and other skin concerns

Get the entire Pevonia Micro-Pores Bio-Active Collection and see visible results within just 2 weeks!

Exfoliate Your Skin and Achieve a Radiant Glow

Exfoliate for a Radiant Glow

Summer is almost over and we have a few days to go until it’s officially autumn. The weather will be cooler and friendlier. If you’re a beach bum like most Aussies are, you seized every weekend strolling along the beaut seaside. Some have patches of sunburnt skin all over, and some just look like they had a very relaxing holiday! Want to know their secret? EXFOLIATE!

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Do you know how good exfoliation is for your skin? Rubbing it with granules help remove dead cells from the surface, revealing a softer, smoother, and youthful you. It is important that you know what exfoliant to use as there are plenty of products in the market that are too abrasive and do more harm than good. We’re proud to say that Pevonia exfoliants are gentle on the skin but do a great job in getting rid of the dead skin cells. Pick the right exfoliant for you:

ALL SKIN TYPES

Your skin needs a little help every once in a while. A regular cleanser cleanses your face but Pevonia’s Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser has exfoliating jojoba beads, saponaria and chamomile that wash away impurities and toxins. A true bonzer! The beads are finer than what you’ll usually find in regular exfoliants so it’s gentle but truly effective in refining texture and adding glow to your skin.

Pevonia - Exfoliate - Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser

PROBLEMATIC SKIN

It’s easier to clear the skin of acne with a cleanser that has powerful anti-bacterial properties. Clarigel Exfoliating Cleanser combines Soapwort, Triclosan, Grapefruit Oil, and Citric Acid to gently remove impurities. It helps control breakouts, brightens the skin tone, and refines your skin.

Pevonia - Exfoliate - Clarigel Exfoliating Cleanser

DRY, DULL SKIN

And for a more intense solution to dry, dull skin, the Enzymo Spherides Peeling Cream is a must-have! Experience the cutting-edge technology of this cream’s unique enzymes entrapment. The encapsulated Pineapple and Papaya enzymes eliminate impurities, blackheads, dead cells, sebum, and toxins as you work this cream into your skin. Using this once a week will help you gain a bright, smooth complexion with ABSOLUTELY ZERO DOWNTIME.Pevonia - Exfoliate - Enzymo Spherides Peeling Cream

Regular exfoliation with one of Pevonia’s refining exfoliants promotes a brighter, satiny texture. Get rid of unwanted impurities and dead cells, and prevent follicular clogging and surface accumulations. Your skin becomes luminous and revived.

 

PEVONIA BOTANICA wins SPA PRODUCT LINE OF THE YEAR at AsiaSpa Awards 2017

PEVONIA BOTANICA wins SPA PRODUCT LINE OF THE YEAR
At the 13th Annual ASIASPA Awards Ceremony in Hong Kong

Pevonia - Spa Product Line of the Year - AsiaSpa Awards 2017

Pevonia Botanica is proud to announce the news that they have been awarded Spa Product Line of the Year for the “Lumafirm Lift & Glow Face and Body” Line at the most recent prestigious AsiaSpa Awards. 

Pevonia Botanica beat eight other finalists in the shortlist including Babor, Thalgo and Intraceuticals to win the award presented by Asia Spa magazine, Asia’s most recognised spa and wellness publication. 

Rainer Scior, Managing Director of Pevonia Australia said, “This is fantastic news and another great achievement for Pevonia. We are very proud of the brand and all the recognition it deserves.” 

Pevonia was also finalist in four other categories including, ‘Results-Oriented Product Line of the Year for the Stem Cell’s Phyto Elite, Anti-Ageing Product Line of the Year for My-Oxy Caviar, Natural Product Line of the Year for Tropicale De-Aging Spa Body as well as Comprehensive Product Range of the Year.

Celebrating the best products and services within the spa industry, a total of 26 categories were voted by 21 independent judges. Awards were presented to spas, hotels and resorts, retreats and products recognised for raising the bar of product and treatment standards.

Hosted at the Kerry Hotel Hong Kong, this year’s Asia Spa Awards was attended by over 400 industry professionals.

Ronald Jean and Asia Spa Awards 2017 winners

Ronald Jean, Vice President International Business Development Pevonia International with other Asia Spa award winners

Happy HAUL-idays + Christmas Giveaway: Skincare Gift Sets

It’s the most wonderful time of the year all over the world and with a few weeks left before Christmas and New Year, everyone’s busy shopping for gifts. Are you even halfway through your list? Have you even thought of what kind of gift to give? (Skincare gift sets would be great!)

Add meaning to the holidays by showing your friends and loved ones that you care. Give the gift of beautiful skin this Christmas. Each of our gift sets come with an elegant pouch where they can keep their daily skincare must-haves.

The following gift sets are available at our partner salons and spas Australia-wide. For easy shopping, you may also have it delivered to your home by ordering online.

SKINCARE GIFT SETS

Sun Pack Gift Set – Summer or winter, we need to protect our skin from harmful rays! Hydrate skin with Pevonia’s Phyto Mist and religiously apply sunscreen to keep skin’s youthful glow.

Power Repair Gift Set – Strengthen, smooth, and rejuvenate skin with this powerful combination of youth-prolonging skincare set, which also comes with a Pevonia Muslin cloth that gently scrubs away dirt without harming your skin.

Power Repair Deluxe Gift Set – Intensify an already powerful Power Repair routine with the addition of Age Correction Marine Collagen cream and serum.

Glow Pack Gift Set – Glow like a star this holiday season! Look fresh and stunning everyday with the help of our exfoliating cleanser, tinted moisturiser, and eye brightening E Evolutive Eye Gel.

Spa Body Gift Set – Silky Soft Skin could be the best gift ever for your friends and loved ones! This is a great gift everyone will love!

Micro Retinol Gift Set – Peel and Reveal a new you with zero downtime with this Micro Retinol Gift Set. This is a perfect after-summer repair.

Eye Pack Gift Set – Erase years off your face by treating your eye area with this all natural, organic skincare. This kit comes with an Ionic Eye Wand that can dramatically erase wrinkles with continued use.

Mens Spread the Cheer Gift Set – Here’s something the men in your life will thank you for. The Easy Glide Shaving Emulsion and Soothing After Shave Balm are basic but perfect gifts for the discerning men.

Stem Cells Gift Set – In need of serious skin repair? Our Stem Cells line help improve uneven skin texture and other aging concerns.

Dry Skin Gift Set, Sensitive Skin Gift Set, Combination Skin Gift Set – We have a kit for every skin type.

RS2 Rosacea Gift Set – Give the gift of comfort! If you know anyone with Rosacea, this is the perfect gift. They’ll love you for this.

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PEVONIA CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY 2016

Happy HAUL-idays! Gift these or WIN THESE Christmas gift sets from Pevonia! All you have to do is click on the competition banner below, enter your information once, and earn points as you complete the form. SHARING & TAGGING Pevonia Botanica Australia earns you more points and more chances of winning. Go back to the competition page daily, copy and paste the status message on Facebook, and click it once you’ve completed this task. Share daily until the 23rd. Draws will be on December 15 and December 23.

How to tag: Type @Pevonia Botanica Australia and Facebook will auto suggest the official page. Click on the suggestion and post! 🙂 Don’t forget to set your post to public so we can validate your entry. Good luck everyone!

Pevonia Organic Skincare Australia - Christmas 2016 Giveaway

Win makeup gift sets from our partner brand ELES Cosmetics:

ELES Cosmetics Makeup Christmas 2016 Giveaway