Skincare

Antipodes at Erban Spa

After a fairly stressful week to say the least, I was in Dunedin for iD Fashion Week and was SO ready for the relaxation of an Antipodes Aroha Organic Facial, at Erban Spa. I heartily recommend it…

After a fairly stressful week to say the least, I was in Dunedin for iD Fashion Week and was SO ready for the relaxation of an Antipodes Aroha Organic Facial, at Erban Spa.

I heartily recommend it for anyone wanting to rejuvenate tired skin and worn out batteries.

Upon arrival at Erban Spa (I’ve discovered businesses all spell their names interestingly in Dunedin, after also meeting ‘Klone‘ hairsalon) I fill out a client form so the facialist can be aware of any special skin needs, and I wait in their relaxation room.

This is where you also recover afterwards for your descent back into the harsh reality of the outside world – a place where people don’t all massage you with beautiful-smelling lotions.

My Facialist, Krishelle, introduces herself and gives me a foot soak and massage which warms the body and helps you to unwind and forget your week. She struck the right balance of small talk without over-talking as some facialists do and destroying your peace and quiet. She was fabulous; and put together a moisturising and exfoliating facial using Antipodes organic skincare (60 minutes $90) which left me feeling completely hydrated as well as relaxed and revived body and soul.

Below: Krishelle used Antipodes Joyous Protein-Rich Relenish Serum (pictured below left) and Antipodes Avocado Pear Nourishing Night Cream.

Below: Erban Spa Facialists Krishelle Feron (L) and Tammy Pye (R) and Manager Rachael Parker (centre).

Are you familiar with Antipodes products? They are based around the oil of the avocado, with a variety of natural botanicals. Antipodes have just released their new Juliet Skin-Brightening Gel Cleanser ($39) with kiwifruit, manuka honey & Vinanza Performance Plus, aimed at normal and oily skin conditions. It targets pigmentation and blemishes and is particularly good for Caucasian skins that are sun damaged with uneven skin tone, as well as Asian women.

Antipodes is available at Hardys Health Stores, various independent health stores, Health 2000, Farmers Department stores. Auckland: Smith & Caugheys, Extracts Westfield downtown; Wellington – Kirkcaldie & Stains, CommonSense Organics, Antipodes Store Wellington Airport; Christchurch: Ballantynes, Erban Spa; Dunedin: Arthur Barnett, and of course, the fantastic Erban Spa in Christchurch and Dunedin.

After my facial, Tammy gave me a make-over using Youngblood mineral make-up. A mini make-over is $40 and reedemable on product.

Erban Spa has two locations; Old Fire Station 50 City Road Roslyn Dunedin ph 03 470 1919, and 45 Merrin Street Avonhead Christchurch ph 03 358 8410. For more info see www.erban.co.nz

Words and photos, Megan Robinson
30 March 2012

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