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