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The Science Behind The Makeup That’s Good For You

Why use mineral make-up? 

As a clinic focused on skin health and giving our clients the best education, it’s important we look at every aspect of skin to ensure optimum results. What we do with our skin every day is fundamental to making positive long-term change and reducing future damage. 

Our skin is a barrier that protects everything else inside the body, but it must be semi permeable to allow the skin to function, especially regulating body temperature and excreting toxins or waste products. This semi permeability means that substances placed on the surface of the skin can affect the internal health of both your skin and your body. 

The skin excretes lipids, ceramides and fats to make up what is called the ‘lipid barrier’ this barrier is anti-viral, anti-bacterial and helps retain hydration in the skin. The skin system relies on an enzyme and growth factor messaging system that requires hydration.  Without an optimum messaging system, the skin cannot protect itself effectively or regenerate effectively. You could say that the internal hydration of the skin is like a highway or pathway for cell messengers. 

Dehydration-from poor skin care and makeup-can lead to: 

  • Sensitivity 
  • Rosacea 
  • Acne 
  • Dehydration 
  • Aging 
  • Pigmentation 

Key points 

Some ingredients in non-mineral makeup break down the skin’s lipid barrier. 

This has a ‘knock on’ effect, leading to transepidermal water loss (loss of water through the permeable layer of the skin) causing skin dehydration. 

Dehydration inhibits cell communication, compromising skin cell health. 

This leads to acne, rosacea, sensitivity and leaves the skin more vulnerable to further UV/pollutant damage. 

Benefits of Mineral Makeup 

  • Contains healing zinc
  • Contains anti antioxidant protection 
  • Allows the skin to behave as it would without makeup with the added benefit of UV protection. In other words, it will not disrupt the protective lipid barrier
  • Can be easily re-applied every 2 hours as “sunscreen”. (use your cream suncream in the morning and then the mineral makeup to top up during the day.) 

From your Skin Team Leader,  

Lauren 

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Takapuna Car Park

Toka Puia AT Carpark has just opened at 15 Northcroft Street and we recommend this as the closest option. This is Pay by Plate or by app and $1 per hour.

We also suggest parking on Northcroft Street or Anzac Street using AT Pay & Display.

Anzac Street Carpark offers Pay & Display parking as well as monthly parking leases with casual parking from $1.

First 2 hours – $1 per hour
Hours thereafter – $2 per hour

Monday – Saturday 6pm – 8am No Charge
Sunday and Public Holidays- No Charge
Motorcycle and Mobility parking P180 – No Charge

Britomart Car Park

Currently this car park is offering 2 hours' free parking with a receipt of $50 or more from a Britomart store (such as The Face Place). We also recommend using the valet parking option at Britomart Car Park.

The Central Valet drop-off point is located on the corner of Gore and Tyler Streets, opposite Takutai Square. Drive in via the entrance on Gore Street, where you’ll be greeted by a friendly valet concierge. Just leave your engine running, take your ticket and off you go. Cars dropped here will be valet parked for you at Britomart Car Park. You can retrieve your car at any time by taking your valet ticket to Britomart Car Park Reception on the corner of Britomart Place and Scene Lane.

Valet parking is $20* for two hours (includes parking charges) $5 each additional half-hour to a daily maximum of $45 (to midnight). You just drop off your car and pick up a ticket, without the hassle of finding a parking space. It is available from 10am-8pm.