Skin Perfection is a boutique skin and beauty clinic in Marlborough, NZ and was nominated as a best new clinic in the NZ Beauty Association Awards. The Marlborough region is found in the top of the South Island and is a well-known wine region. Owner, Karen, chatted to us about her private, skin-focussed clinic. “Skin Perfection is in a beautiful, secluded area overlooking our olive grove and the Richmond Ranges. I specialise in skin care, supporting those looking for age management, inflammatory skin conditions, pigmentation, teenage problem skin, hormonal acne and barrier disordered skin. I work closely together with Abi, a naturopath. She specialises in skin health and her areas of expertise include functional hormone testing and gut healing to help you get to the bottom of any internal causes of your skin concerns.”
What’s your favourite thing about your job?
“What I love about my work, is when I start a client on a new skin journey or work with regular clients is that I am surrounded by all the tools, skin diagnostic equipment, and bespoke skincare products that I need to perform the best service. Whether this is a detailed skin analysis, consultation or treatment. I get to do this in a holistic environment that is created towards giving my clients a beautiful sanctuary away from their busy lives.”
What is your personal mantra?
“You’re in charge of yourself, don’t wish for it, work for it!”
How does dermaviduals fit into your business?
“Skin Perfection has been a dermaviduals clinic from the beginning. The team at Derma Aesthetics excels in providing information and education. They raise the bar when it comes down to customer service. The dermaviduals products being pure and free from fragrances, emulsifiers, mineral oils, etc together with a true customisable concept sets them apart from others. It’s a well-known fact that gut health and skin conditions can be linked and this can sometimes be a ‘tricky road’. Case study assistance is a valuable service provided and can be a fantastic help.”
What is your favourite dermaviduals product and why?
“My favourite product would be the Vitamin Cream Mask. Applied at night, this gives my skin immense hydration and it looks & feels soft & smooth in the morning! I have to place the Cleansing Milk with DMS alongside the mask. The clever formulation without emulsifiers, cleanses my skin thoroughly but gently. After cleansing, my skin feels so soft and nourished. I know that’s two!!”
What is your number one skin care tip?
“Invest in a proper, thorough skin analysis; this is invaluable. Getting to know your skin, inside and out will give you the knowledge to make your own informed decisions when it comes down to choosing skin care and skin treatments for yourself. There is a lot of ‘noise’ from different platforms, a lot to choose and a lot on offer in the beauty industry. Knowing your skin type and risk factors is a great first step to care for your skin.”
What makes Skin Perfection different from other skin clinics?
“I have always been thorough with skin consultations and skin analysis, providing information on the cause of skin conditions as well as keeping myself up to date with research and training. I have recently created a teenage workshop program, which provides information about hormones, skin charts, information on cosmetic chemistry, makeup and nutrition; education is key! The clinic has grown in the right direction providing a holistic approach towards skin. This has manifested through the years with providing education evenings and information about new research, tools, products and equipment. My clients are very much what makes clinic and including them in celebrations and VIP launches create a vibe that makes Skin Perfection what it is. “