NOT JUST FOR MUMS!

Treat your Mum or yourself with a gorgeous collection of Pevonia “five-star greats” to leave skin radiant and luminous!

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CONTAINING:
GENTLE EXFOLIATING CLEANSER
WHY WE LOVE IT?
It’s super light and creamy, full of polishing jojoba beads and lathers up with water. It exfoliates away dry and dull skin cells to leave your skin feeling clean, calm and sumptuously soft! With soothing ingredients like Chamomile, Calendula and Horse Chesnut it also smells delicious!
YOUTH RENEW TINTED CREAM
WHY WE LOVE IT?
It’s power-packed with the latest cutting-edge anti-ageing ingredients and a Flash Action Microsphere that leaves your skin glowing and youthful. The clever tint adjust to the skin on contact creating a colour that’s perfect for every user and it makes your skin look like you’ve just returned from a holiday!
EVOLUTIVE EYE CREAM
WHY WE LOVE IT?
Because it’s a magnet for moisture and keeps the eye contours hydrated for the entire day. Loaded with proven anti-ageing actives such as Retinyl Palmitate, Hyaluronic and AHA’s this multi-tasker reduces fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles
and leaves the eye contour youthful and plumped.

Pevonia products are FREE of artificial colour, fragrance, parabens and petrochemicals

Available in spas now or visit www.pevonia.com.au

Ask a Dermatologist – What is Rosacea?

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Red in the face lately? If it’s more than just a rosy complexion or a slight flush, you might have rosacea, a chronic skin disorder resulting in distinct and constant redness. Since rosacea has no known cure, we wanted to find the best way to prevent flare-ups and treat the symptoms.

Dr. Christian Jurist, a certified dermatologist and medical director of global education for Pevonia, recently took time to answer all of our most pressing rosacea questions so you can calm to redness.

What is rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic and progressive, micro-circulation disorder visibly resulting in persistent redness, dilated capillaries, congestion, and last but not least, papules and pustules (breakouts!).

How do I know if I have rosacea?

Affected individuals will usually suffer from spells of flushing and blushing presenting skin redness and sometimes a burning sensation. Dilated capillaries under the skin are common as well.

What triggers rosacea?

Usually rosacea is triggered by extreme temperature changes, sun exposure, emotions and stress, hormonal changes, certain cosmetic products, spicy foods, ingestion of alcoholic beverages like wine, and also hot beverages such as coffee.

What should I avoid if you have rosacea?

Primarily, the triggers mentioned above should be avoided. Then, a proper, gentle and dedicated skin care regimen to control and treat the sensitivity of rosacea skin should be followed. It is recommended to visit a dermatologist as well for a professional point of view.

What treatments can be used for rosacea?

Gentle products intended to soothe, cool and calm sensitized skin are the main focus. Doctors mostly rely on antibiotics to control a certain population of micro-organisms that can worsen the condition. In addition, doctors will recommend sunscreen to reduce skin damage. Last but not least, concealing mineral makeup is recommended to cover and/or cancel out redness. Pevonia® offers the RS2 Rosacea range for home use and a Professional Treatment Mask administered at a qualified salon or spa.

Do treatments differ between mild and severe rosacea?

As Rosacea advances, the treatment must be adapted to address the current condition of the skin and affected areas. If Rosacea is not managed properly and is not under control or worsens, targeted medical treatment is required to control further damage beyond the skin. Rosacea products for home use can be used at any stages, but it is recommended to have periodic examination by a skin professional to learn if a modification of the recommended routine is necessary.

What ingredients should I look for in products to help remedy rosacea?

Green tea, licorice extract, chamomile extract, and French rose extract are very effective ingredients to control rosacea symptoms when used on a regular basis. In general, any ingredients that can reduce skin irritation and calm the skin are ideal.

For further information on Pevonia and to find your closest salon or spa visit www.pevonia.com.au

10 things you didn’t know about Retinol but should

Pevonia Botanica Australia Organic Skin Care skincare Micro Retinol 10 things you didnt know about retinol blogWhen it comes to the application of this anti-aging wonder ingredient people are still fearful. It’s time to face those fears and reap in the ingredient’s amazing benefits.

Many moons ago formulations of retinoids (and still some strong prescription variations) were known to have harsh side effects such as irritation, peeling, redness and flaking. Queue fear. However today’s formulations have vastly improved and generally speaking over the counter formulas will not cause such skin issues.

Retinol does play a huge role in anti-aging. It is still the “buzz” ingredient, the “superstar” for skin, the multi-tasking ingredient that provides endless anti-aging benefits!

It exfoliates, increases cell production and turnover, stimulates collagen production therefore decreases fine lines and wrinkles, reduces hyperpigmentation, kills bacteria, cleans pores and evens skin complexion!

So what exactly is Retinol?

It is a derivative of Vitamin A and therefore an antioxidant. It is also an extremely effective cell communicating ingredient, in other words it organises cells and tells them to behave like younger, healthier cells!

Sold yet? Follow these tips and you’ll be a retinol convert in no time…

  • If you are looking to introduce retinol into your skincare for the first time it’s preferable to start using it in autumn, winter or spring as skin may be a little sensitive to sun in the summer months.
  • Introduce it slowly. Start once a day, every other day initially. Allow your skin to acclimatise to it.
  • For best results retinol is better used at night. This is because it’s a reparative preparation and night is a time for repair, however also partly because it breaks down in sunlight decreasing effectiveness. If you wear in the day, couple with a good SPF for best results.
  • While there are many nice anti-aging creams on the market, many only improve the way your skin looks superficially and temporarily. Few beauty ingredients have actually been proven to slow down skin aging on a deeper level. But retinol creams do exactly that.
  • Along with retinol’s proven anti-aging benefits, topical application can also improve pore function and, in time, pore size which also helps control acne.
  • Only buy retinol products in non-transparent packaging as they will minimize or block air exposure. Note: Retinol (or all forms of vitamin A) break down and deteriorate when repeatedly exposed to air or sunlight.
  • While it’s not detrimental it’s best not to use if pregnant or breast feeding.
  • It’ll take a few months to really see the extent of the benefits retinol has on the skin so stick with it!
  • Oily, combination, acne-prone or sun-damaged skin types will benefit the most from retinol although it will benefit all skin types when applied correctly.
  • Make sure retinol is right for you! Speak to a Pevonia professional!

Now you know it all why not try the Pevonia Micro Retinol range? An easy to use 4 step range to keep skin looking porcelain-smooth and youthfully radiant.

Featuring exclusive Micro-Retinol technology that far surpasses all of the manufacturing challenges and limitations associated with this in-demand ingredient, Micro-Retinol is a micronized emulsion of retinol. This Pevonia-exclusive technology disperses tiny retinol micro-particles within the skin. Serving as an expedited delivery system, it allows immediate and easy absorption as well as targeted delivery within the deeper epidermal layers, rapidly re-stabilizing the skin’s normal function.

It smooths wrinkles, “densifies” the skin, strengthens elasticity, increases moisture, evens skin tone and pigmentation, provides radiance and glow and rejuvenates overall skin appearance.

For the month of June if you purchase the Micro Retinol Essential Moisturiser or Serum you’ll receive a full sized Micro Retinol Foaming Cleanser for FREE. Click here to SHOP NOW

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Erase years from your face (the non-surgical way to turn back the clock)

Pevonia Botanica Australia Organic Skin Care skincare erase years off your faceCelebrities. HOW do they always look so….youthful. You’ve googled their age, found out their date of birth but surely it MUST be wrong because they 100% look years younger. This is the case with many a celebrity but they themselves swear they have never had plastic surgery. Really? Yes really! It is possible to erase years from your face by being vigilant with just a few simple steps. And you do not need the personal stylists, nutritionists and makeup artists, which celebrities are sometimes accustomed to!

  1. Healthy diet

We’ve heard it before and we’ll hear it time and time again but having a healthy diet rich in fresh veggies fruit and lean proteins WILL make a huge difference to your skin and energy levels. ‘Greens’ are rich in magnesium and vitamin C which means a diet of powerful immunity boosters! Also Vitamin C will keep skin from getting dry and developing wrinkles. Eggs help support our collagen that in turn prevents sagging skin while oily fish offers a great source of omega-3 fats – the ultimate anti-aging nutrient! Plus these healthy proteins are loaded with Vitamin D for healthy skin, hair, nails and bones.

  1. Exercise

This will keep you looking, but more importantly feeling younger. Exercise is the elixir of live after all. A daily workout of some sort (we know a visit to the gym every day is not possible for many) whether it be a run, a bike ride, cardio at the gym, a keep fit class, a brisk walk, yoga, whatever suits, will count! Not only will it keep you youthfully slim(mer) but when you exercise, the tiny arteries in your skin open up, allowing more blood to reach the skin’s surface delivering nutrients that repair damage. These nutrients also rev up the skin’s collagen production, preventing wrinkles. Exercise can also help reduce dark circles and cellulite!

  1. Skincare

Sun or age spots are, unfortunately, a natural part of aging but honestly wearing SPF daily will make a difference. We are talking even on a cloudy day! The sun’s UVA and UVB rays will always find their way to you. Protect your skin with a broad spectrum, natural sunscreen free of chemicals (which can also add to aging!) Try Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30, rich in vitamins it provides full protection from UVA, UVB and infra-red rays, it prevents sunburn and counteracts sun damage all while hydrating, soothing and smoothing the skin!

Your eyes are one of the first things people notice about you and unfortunately one of the first things to show signs of aging. Invest in a multi-tasking eye gel! You know one that will reduce fine lines and wrinkles, while combatting those dull under eye bags and puffiness. Give the C” Evolutive Eye Gel a go, it’s a fan favourite and will do what it promises.

Skincare experts, dermatologists, celebrity makeup artists will all insist that moisture as well as key anti-aging ingredients be a top priority when it comes to slowing down aging. Invest in good skincare and ensure it’s the best product for YOUR skin. For mature skin with severe aging signs or for those who really want to avoid them try the new Stem Cells Phyto-Elite line. This revolutionary range uses a breakthrough in plant stem cell technology to stimulate the reversal of the skin’s aging cycle.

Follow these simple tips and reap the benefits!

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