Juvenate Blog

Marie August

Body care is Self care

Looking after the skin on our faces is second nature to many, but your skin’s needs don’t end at the neck. Creating healthy skin on the body has many benefits – and not just the aesthetic! Scientists at UC San Francisco and the San Francisco Veterans Administration (VA) Health Care System think skin health may be linked to body-wide inflammation associated with numerous signs of ageing. The conclusion they reached in a clinical pilot study was that properly caring for the skin with a moisturising cream may lower inflammation levels and potentially reduce the risk of a number of age-related conditions. As...

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Marie August

Summer Holiday Skincare and (eeeeek!)the Benefits of Sun Exposure

As the summer holidays approach, many of us look forward to soaking up the warm sun, relaxing by the beach, and restoring our mind, body and soul. While many experts will recommend high factor protection SPF as your most important skincare product, it's worth noting that moderate sun exposure can have several benefits for our overall health and well-being. In this blog, we'll look at the significance of summer skincare and the advantages of limited sun exposure. One of the most widely accepted benefits of moderate sun exposure is the production of vitamin D in our bodies. Vitamin D plays...

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Marie August

ReShield

It’s a well-recognised call to action – if you want to choose just one anti-ageing or protective product for your skin, choose sunscreen. A whole marketing machine has driven the “slip, slop, slap” message and cosmetic shelves are lined with moisturisers containing SPF, make up containing SPF, sunscreen spray and increasingly higher protection factor sunscreens – it’s enough to confuse even the most dedicated skincare user. So, let’s sort through the facts and myths and clear the air on what makes a good sunscreen. The actual reasons sunscreen application is important have become more varied, the sources of skin damage...

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Marie August

Why Juvenate chose to take an Industry first stance on sustainability

The beauty industry produces a significant amount of packaging waste. According to a recent report by Zero Waste Week, the global cosmetics industry produces over 120 billion units of packaging every year. In many countries, including New Zealand, the recycling rates for beauty product packaging are relatively low. According to a report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, only 14% of plastic packaging is collected for recycling globally. What is plastic? Plastic has been an important part of our lives for hundreds of years. The word plastic comes from Greek, and it means, “moulded from heat.” Plastic polymers like beeswax, bones,...

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