Meet Marie - Director
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.
Meet Nikki - Clinic Executive - Advisor
Nikki comes with a wealth of knowledge as a clinic owner and therapist. For the last 11 years she’s been running her highly regarded and successful clinic, Nude Skin and Beauty in Dunedin. Being a current clinic owner means she brings to the team hands on, up-to-date experience in all things skin, beauty and business. In the last 11 years she’s learnt so much about managing staff, suppliers and clients, and how the skincare industry isn’t a one size fits all - so you need to think outside the box.
Happily married with two sons, her passion is people and helping them be the best they can be if it’s in their life, with their skin or in business. Nikki adores dogs almost more than she loves people and that’s a lot! She also holds a Beauty Diploma and Itech.
Meet Fallon - Business Development Manager
Fallon has been in the skincare and beauty industry for the last 6 years – most of them as a Senior Therapist in Dunedin’s largest skincare clinic. With experience in working with Juvenate on problem skins and getting amazing results - Fallon understands the power of Juvenate first hand. She also has extensive knowledge in working with other brands, which bring upon a strength to not only know Juvenate but also what it’s like working with a selection of brands in clinic.
Originally from Cambridge, she recently returned to her hometown after spending most of her life in Dunedin. You can often find her by the lake or beachside!
Meet Michelle - Clinic Executive - Education
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!
Meet Tamsyn - Creative Marketing Manager
Juvenate’s Marketing Designer, Tamsyn has been a Designer and Photographer within the skincare industry for the last 12 years, having worked for some of New Zealand’s most loved brands. She couldn’t be happier to be a part of the Juvenate family and continue to work within such a beautiful industry.
Living in Napier with her husband and two sons, Tamsyn is a magpie for colour and beauty, and when she’s not enjoying the sunshine with her family you can find her creating large pottery pieces, or painting.
Meet Tiff - Admin / Logistics
Tiff escaped the rat race of the big smoke and moved to the beautiful town of Whitianga in the Coromandel in 2020.
With a broad background in HR, Client services and Administration, Tiff thrives on delivering the best results to customers by going the extra mile and ensuring a win/win wherever possible.
Juvenate has given Tiff the opportunity to branch into a new industry which she is thoroughly enjoying and she’s looking forward to expanding her knowledge of all the fantastic products Juvenate has to offer.