With aging, the outer skin layer (epidermis) thins, even though the number of cell layers remains unchanged.
The number of pigment-containing cells (melanocytes) decreases. The remaining melanocytes increase in size. Aging skin looks thinner, paler, and clear (translucent). Pigmented spots including age spots or "liver spots" may appear in sun-exposed areas. The medical term for these areas is lentigos.
Changes in the connective tissue reduce the skin's strength and elasticity. This is known as elastosis. It is more noticeable in sun-exposed areas (solar elastosis). Elastosis produces the leathery, weather-beaten appearance common to farmers, sailors, and others who spend a large amount of time outdoors.


We all want to maintain a younger, glowing and fresh appearance to our skin, but as we get older the collagen reproduction slows down. We can slow down the aging process, but we of course can't stop it. There are a few simply steps to follow and then there are a couple of great treatments and cosmeceutical products we can assist you with. 

Beware the power of the our sun!

The sun in New Zealand is some of the harshest in the world. At time you can instantly feel it burning. Sun exposure damages your skin, leading to premature ageing and wrinkles. Always use a high SPF50+ for your face both summer and winter months. Always wear a hat and stay in the shade on very hot days. Use a hydrating mist and moisturise throughout the day. Use a good lip balm.

Use active skincare products 

Active ingredients in skincare help treat skin concerns such as ageing, acne and hyperpigmentation. They're also used to promote healthy cellular growth and cell renewal and to repair, rejuvenate, heal and hydrate skin. 

Retinols (Vitamin A) are one of the most studied anti-aging ingredients and have the ability to increase collagen production, which helps plump the skin. They also encourage skin regeneration, which may help improve the skin’s overall appearance and texture.

Eat vitamin rich food 

Nourish yourself from the inside out with nutrient-dense foods, which will be reflected in healthier skin. 

Smoking and Vaping is a big NO!

The science says it all. Its just not worth it!