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The skin and appearance treatments that will superpower your routine

MiNDFOOD PROMOTION, in partnership with Lovely by skin institute.

Looking on the bright side is absolutely key in any situation, and time spent at home recently has had some upsides. Many of us have spent a significant amount of time enjoying the ritual and benefits a dedicated skincare practice can provide, not least of which is a reassuring and reliable routine.

While there’s no doubt that using great products is key to consistently healthy and resilient skin, there are limits to the effect topical products can have.

After the stress of an uncertain few months a few more wrinkles may have crept in…or perhaps you’re just more familiar with them, thanks to those extra hours in front of Zoom meetings. Many of us have seen our faces in ways we never thought we would, with no angles left unseen!

Rethinking our approach to our hair and makeup may be one outcome of all that face time. Seeking professional treatments that go beyond what’s possible at home is another.

Empowering their customers to be the loveliest versions of themselves, the team at Lovely by skin institute are all about demystifying the latest appearance medicine treatments, making them accessible and easy to understand, while encouraging customers to love the skin they’re in.

As part of the wider Skin Institute family, each of its services are signed off by Skin Institute medical doctors and undertaken by highly – and repeatedly – trained therapists and registered nurses to provide a high level of confidence in their treatments.

So what’s possible? Softening and relaxing facial lines with anti-wrinkle injections, defining your features or lips with a touch of volume thanks to dermal filler, or revitalising dull, sagging skin with high-tech rejuvenation treatments are just some of the numerous ways Lovely by skin institute’s treatments can deliver an appearance pick-me-up.

Secret™ RF super powers micro-needling by combining it with fractional radio-frequency energy, delivering that energy precisely and directly to the lower layers of skin to treat skin tone and texture with minimal downtime. It helps remodel and regenerate collagen and treat fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, as well as minimising visible pores, acne scars and even stretchmarks. Secret™ RF is also used to tighten skin, treating loose skin and wrinkles on the face, around the eyes, the cheeks, jowls, neck, and décolletage.

Treatments with Dermapen (left) and Ulfit (right) are on the menu at Lovely by skin institute. 

Another therapy that encourages smoother, brighter and more youthful-looking skin is Dermapen™ GOLD micro-needling treatment. The respected, gold-standard micro-needling treatment creates rejuvenating micro-channels into the skin to prompt the body’s own natural healing and regenerative response, creating new collagen and elastin.

This wake-up call for skin is an effective way to treat everything from the appearance of ageing like fine line and wrinkles, pigmentation and sun damage, through to acne, scarring, and uneven skin tone and texture.

Dermapen™ is the original and most trusted micro-needling brand. Lovely by skin institute uses the latest model, the Dermapen™ 4, with an anti-contamination mechanism and smaller and faster-moving needles than other devices, meaning less pain and more gain!

Do you have skin that’s just not as taut as it once was? Ulfit skin tightening and body contouring is a great option to minimise sag and boost definition. Advanced high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) technology is a non-surgical solution that uses ultrasound to firm, contour, tighten, lift and contour facial and body skin and doesn’t require any downtime.

It’s ideal for those who want to tighten areas such as the forehead, eye area, cheeks, jowls, wrinkles, chin and décolletage. The contouring and tightening of the body areas that Ulfit treats are arms and abdomen.

Options for more advanced areas such as knees can be discussed with a therapist during an initial consultation.

As well as these great treatments and the guidance of knowledgeable, caring staff, there’s a selection of the latest advanced cosmeceuticals in clinic to ensure your home routine makes the most of any treatments. This includes a signature range of Lovely by skin institute skincare designed in New Zealand by one of Skin Institute’s expert dermatologists and containing the latest ingredients. There’s a full skin regimen to cleanse, hydrate, nourish and protect: each product costs just $59 each, great value for the quality.

There’s a free consultation available with highly experienced therapists for all treatments, so you’ll be able to ask all the questions on your mind, and learn more about which options are right for you. Lovely also offers payment options with Humm and Q Mastercard payment plans.

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Inventive fragrance line Jo Loves by Jo Malone CBE offers perfect gift ideas

Jo Loves, the perfume and home fragrance brand started by Jo Malone CBE has finally become more accessible here.

It could be easy to confuse the collection with that other well-known fragrance brand of a very similar name. 

That’s because British-born Malone started Jo Malone London in 1994, before leaving the business that still bears her name. 

In a now well-known story, the wildly successful, self-made businesswoman left school at 15 and became a facial therapist before eventually building her fragrance company, Jo Malone London, into a major success. In 1999 she sold her brand to Estee Lauder Companies, that still the parent company of the global cologne giant, and stayed on with the brand until 2006.

After being diagnosed with breast cancer she left to spend more time with her family, however realising her heart was still with fine fragrance, she founded Jo Loves in 2011. Her inspiration was to offer an innovative new scent, bath, body and candle collection with notes inspired by the memories and moments in life that she loves.

That collection has grown in the years since, with a number of straightforward but delightful scent combinations like Mango Thai Lime, Cobalt Patchouli and Cedar and Green Orange and Coriander, but remained frustratingly mostly out of reach to New Zealand and Australian customers. 

The brand only has one bricks and mortar store, a boutique on Elizabeth Street in London, however has extended its reach with recognised retailers such as Cult Beauty in the UK and Netaporter, and has now landed with local online beauty megastore Adore Beauty in Australia and New Zealand. 

The simple scents and home products in clean white and red packaging are aesthetically pleasing and easy to live with in your home. Uplifting and almost universally appealing, the fragrances, candles and body products make ideal gifts, as it’s easy to know they will be well received.

However it’s the creative elements where the brand really shines. In particular the brand’s signature fragrance paintbrush, a innovative refillable and portable brush that contains fragrance suspended in a gel formula that dries in seconds, letting you easily and conveniently paint with fragrance onto your skin. 

Jo Malone CBE with her signature Jo Loves scent ‘Jo’ and the brand’s popular fragrance paint brush.

Another highlight? Malone’s first ever eponymous perfume, named Jo. Notes of grapefruit, lime and guaiac wood come together in a full bodied scent with personality.

“I always head back to ingredients to celebrate moments in my life and that’s what this really is,” Malone told Harper’s Bazaar when it was released. 

“It’s very masculine. Very cologne. It’s got a real power and tenacity about it,” she said.