Juvenate’s founder, Marie August, lives in Wellington’s, Hutt Valley. She has a passion for natural and innovative ingredients, business enterprise, and the beauty industry. The Juvenate story began after the birth of Marie’s second child, when, thanks to the challenges of motherhood (read: no sleep!), Marie noticed her skin had become dull and dry, and she had more fine lines and wrinkles. Despite trying nearly every clinic-only skincare range she could find, Marie’s attempts to slow the clock and lessen the tell-tale signs of parenthood were futile - nothing seemed to work, and none of the products delivered on their promises.
Thousands of dollars later, Marie was still unhappy with her skin’s appearance, and frustrated by ineffective products - but she was also now aware of a large gap in the skincare industry. This sparked a flame in Marie, and set her on a five-year mission of sourcing outstanding new generation actives with extensive research and development, working alongside chemists, doctors, lab specialists, skin experts and beauty therapists from around the world to create a New Zealand-made, results-driven anti-aging skincare range.
Juvenate’s Head of Sales, Liam Reid lives in the heart of Wellington’s CBD. Having worked within the beauty industry for four years and having been a business coach prior to that, Liam is a huge asset to our family of Juvenate clinics. With business growth and support being his main focus, Liam goes above and beyond to make sure that every need of your business is looked after.
Liam’s background comes from a very clinical side of beauty, having worked with the founder of crystal microdermabrasion in the UK, his knowledge is focused around changing and enhancing the skin. Juvenate has inspired Liam to keep working within his home country due to the amazing cosmedical advancements that Juvenate has brought to Aotearoa.
Michelle has obtained NaSA, CIBTAC, ITEC and IIN ( Institute Integrative Nutrition) certification and originally trained in beauty therapy in 1987 . She first experienced the industry as a staff member, manager and then founded her own skincare clinics, her labour of love for 8 years. She then transitioned into skin industry education. Michelle has lectured nationally and internationally in skincare, skin anatomy & physiology and advanced modalities.
A true skin geek through and through, Michelle loves how our increasing skin knowledge allows us to more clearly understand the intricacies of our body’s largest and most visible organ. "When you pair this with advances in science; as we do with Juvenate, we now can make astounding changes to someone’s skin, self-esteem and life! ".
On the weekends, you’ll usually find Michelle… on her mountain bike (sharing the kiddie trails, lol), apparently her skills aren’t great but she loves the feeling of freedom, or on her paddleboard. She recently provided entertainment for Waiheke Island residents by joining a class to learn yoga on her paddleboard - a fabulous, but wet experience. Otherwise, she's reading and researching, or cooking and eating!
Dee lives in Wellington with her husband and three year old son.
With a well established love for skincare means she was really excited to have joined the Juvenate team! She has been obsessed with the upLift eye and lip serum for some months now, and it's her holy grail and definitely helps with those tired mum eyes!
Outside of skincare she enjoys all the yum eats Wellington has to offer, is a big admirer of NZ fashion and loves styling and photography.