A nat­u­ral skin care at AMCAL

Whitsunday Times - - LIFE -

HIGH pollen counts at this time of year can cre­ate an en­vi­ron­ment that dis­tresses skin sen­si­tiv­i­ties, caus­ing flare-ups and leav­ing suf­fer­ers despairing about how to calm and soothe their skin.

LiveLife Phar­macy Can­non­vale re­tail man­ager Natasha De Marchi said us­ing prod­ucts that were too harsh could make a per­son’s skin ir­ri­tabil­i­ties 10 times worse.

Ms De Marchi said the cooler weather and pollen re­leased dur­ing cane-cut­ting sea­son, cre­ated con­di­tions that could ex­ac­er­bate del­i­cate skin.

She said the phar­macy had in­tro­duced a new Aus­tralian-made or­ganic range, Saya, in an ef­fort to help peo­ple seek­ing nat­u­ral skin-care op­tions.

“If we can pro­vide peo­ple with some­thing nat­u­ral to soothe and re­lieve and hy­drate at the same time, then that’s a bonus. The last thing we want is for peo­ple to put some­thing that is too harsh or heavy on their skin,” she said.

The plant-based range which is against an­i­mal test­ing and is made in Noosav­ille, Queens­land, is ideal for all skin types and pro­vides a large se­lec­tion of nour­ish­ing face and body prod­ucts in­clud­ing cleansers, ton­ing mist, ex­fo­liants, shave lo­tion, body mois­turis­ers, serums and oils, cof­fee scrubs and a hair range.

Ms De Marchi said in­gre­di­ents used in the Saya range – which the phar­macy was cur­rently stock­ing ex­clu­sively in the area – in­cluded rose­hip and ar­gan oils, Kakadu Plum, co­conut oil, aloe vera and rose­wa­ter. Prod­ucts are pack­aged in amber glass bot­tles which look beau­ti­ful and pro­tect the for­mu­las.

“We carry a few nat­u­ral ranges as there’s lot of de­mand, and we also have ve­gan cos­met­ics. I think peo­ple are look­ing for more nat­u­ral prod­ucts. They’re putting good things into their bod­ies, and so want to put good things on their skin as well,” Ms De Marchi said.

Ms De Marchi said nat­u­ral oils were nour­ish­ing for all skin types, and were es­pe­cially ben­e­fi­cial when peo­ple wanted to calm, soothe and mois­turise their skin. “Peo­ple don’t want to think they’re putting chem­i­cals on their skin any more,” she said.

PHOTO: PETER CARRUTHERS

OR­GANIC PROD­UCT: Phar­ma­cist at the Whit­sun­day Plaza’s AMCAL store Kirsty Smith with a Saya prod­uct.

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