Friday, October 30, 2009

Juice Beauty is here!

Finally, Juice Beauty has reached New Zealand. A large amount of the range is available at Life Pharmacy stores. Brace yourself for this long list:

Antioxidant Serum 50ml $79.00
Apple Age Defying Solutions kit $89.00
Blemish Be Gone 8ml $29.00
Blemish Clearing Serum 50ml $59.00
Cleansing Gel 150ml $39.00
Cleansing Milk 150ml $39.00
Exfoliating Cleanser 100ml $39.00
Green Apple Antioxidant Moisturizer 50ml $89.00Green Apple Antioxidant Serum 30ml $79.00
Green Apple Cleansing Gel 100ml $45
Green Apple Extra Firming Body Moisturizer 300ml $59.00
Green Apple Hydration Mask 50ml $65.00
Green Apple Moisturiser SPF15 50ml $79.00
Green Apple Mousse Body Cleanser 280ml $55.00
Green Apple Nutrient Eye Cream 15ml $69.00
Green Apple Peel Full Strength 50ml $75.00
Green Apple Peel Sensitive 50ml $75.00
Green Apple Repair Mask 30ml $65.00
Green Apple Repair Moisturiser 50ml $79.00
Hydrating Mist 150ml $39.00
Lip Plumper 15ml $29.00
Nutrient Moisturiser 50ml $69.00
Oil-Free Moisturiser 50ml $55.00
Organics To Go Clear Skin kit $79.00
Organics To Go Kit $69.00
Smoothing Eye Concentrate 15ml $59.00
Soothing Serum 50ml $69.00

Nice! I have the Juice Beauty Tinted Lip Moisturizers (got them in Australia), which are great. These are not available over here, but I am keen to try some of the products listed above, like the Lip Plumper.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Article on cosmetic ingredients in Consumer magazine

The latest issue of NZ’s Consumer magazine has an interesting article about cosmetic ingredients. Apparently, since July 24 this year, it’s required that all cosmetics sold in New Zealand have the ingredients listed (if they’re not already listed on the back of the product bottle/jar/box/whatever, there needs to be a list of the ingredients in the nearby area). The reason for this is that people with allergies to certain cosmetic ingredients can know what exactly is in everything. Anyway, the Consumer went to several stores where cosmetics were being sold with no ingredients listed. There is also the story of a woman who had an allergic reaction to dianzoydinyl urea, a cosmetic preservative.

Anyway, the consumer discovered that some stores were still selling cosmetics which did not have the ingredients listed. They also found a hair dye at a $2 shop, which contained m-phenylenediamine, which has been banned from being used in hair dyes from some time. It is therefore illegal to sell this product.

Friday, October 16, 2009

New Living Nature Hand Cream

Living Nature has a new product, Nourishing Hand Cream, $21.95 for 100ml, containing Manuka honey, larch tree extract, and Manuka oil.

Five hair gels

Style your hair with a natural hair gel.

Aesop Wild Lime Hair Polish 200ml $19.90 – Not technically a gel, but it’s described as ‘gel-like’, so close enough.

Giovanni L.A. Style Hair Gel 200ml $27.99 – A strong hold gel.

John Masters Organics Sweet Orange & Silk Protein Styling Gel 236ml AUD$32.50 – This can be ordered from

MOP Foam Forming Gel with Light Hold 200ml $37 – A gel in foam form.

Aveda Brilliant™ Retexturing Gel 25ml $19 and 150ml $56 - with certified organic aloe, calendula and camomile.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Dr Hauschka Natural Pastels range

New from Dr Hauschka is the limited edition Natural Pastels makeup range. The products are:

Kajal Eyeliner Duo in Berry – Black and Green – Anthracite $39
Solo Eyeshadow in Rose, Grey, Light Blue, and Soft Green $39
Rouge Powder Duo $57
Lipstick Slimline in Berry and Soft Rose $47

Looks very pretty, I particularly like the look of the Berry lipstick, it’s a nice bright pink which is still quite sheer. The whole range is perfect for Spring!

For every budget – Lip colours

Colour your lips, whatever amount you choose to spend.

Low-cost: Alba Botanica Terra Tints Tinted Lip Balm with SPF $8.99 – available in six shades

Mid-range: Living Nature Lipstick $38 – available in ten shades

High-end: Aveda Uruku Lip Pigment $44 – available in six shades

Monday, October 5, 2009

Antipodes Hand Wash and Body Wash

New Zealand brand Antipodes have two new products, which continue their theme of spiritual names (other products have names such as Reincarnation, Hallelujah, Resurrect, and Aura). The new products are Namaste Hand Wash, $38.90 for 500ml, and Nirvana Body Wash (pictured), $42.90 for 500ml. Namaste contains kiwi seed oil, lime rind, and black pepper, and Nirvana contains wild blackcurrant, spearmint leaf and cardamom. They both have pictures of native New Zealand birds on the bottle (a Fantail on Namaste, and a Tui on Nirvana).