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The new LOX Slow Beauty Luxury Facial offers ultimate relaxation and floods your skin with wellbeing. Emily Arnold, takes a break from making her way in the world, and discovers a dreamy slow dance of massage, botanical skin therapy and sensory relaxation that seems to last forever.

I had been busy; work had been hectic and I had a full schedule. More than full – a schedule that seemed to be overflowing with tasks, meetings and requirements. Stress and anxiety crept in with the resulting late nights, leaving me feeling tired and wired. I was looking for something, a way to carve out some time for me; to recharge my batteries and reconnect with my inner calm.

LOX had just introduced the new Slow Beauty Luxury Facial and I was intrigued. After many years of believing in and following the Janesce Slow Beauty philosophy I knew this facial was exactly what I needed.

I arrived at LOX excited, wearing my most comfortable clothes and eagerly anticipating what was in store. I was ready to unplug. My skincare therapist, Stephanie, met me in the waiting room and took me through to her room where I got dressed in a soft robe and then was taken to the softly-lit treatment room. Steph started with a brief skin check. Then my facial began.

Nestled deep into the covers of the bed I felt a familiar feeling returning, a kind of relaxation only achieved in moments of complete calm.

I felt myself detach and drift away. It was a complete sensory experience – the floral fragrance of the plant based products, the gentle tickling of the mist as it fell on my face, the soft strokes along my brow, the relaxing music in the background.

Warm oil was swirled around my face with a delicate paintbrush; my neck and shoulders were treated to beautiful aromatic massage. Steph moved down to my feet and applied hot towels, then gave them a gentle massage.

Every movement was slow and deliberate, every part of the treatment was perfect.

I blissed out and drifted off.  A warm compress, followed by yet another aromatic facial massage towards the end began to bring my awareness back into my body.

Steph quietly left for a few minutes to make me a cup of herbal tea and allow me time to wake up.  As I became more conscious I was astounded – my mind was clear, the stress was gone.

This facial beautifully embodied the quintessential values of the Slow Beauty movement, a movement that has been championed by LOX founder, Janine Tait.

Promoting sustainable, glowing beauty from the inside and out, the Slow Beauty movement finds its roots in a plant-based skin journey that nourishes the skin from within with skin nutrition and which works in harmony with nature and the biology of the skin.

No machines, no quick-fixes, no harsh chemicals.
Just plant-therapy, touch and wellness wisdom.
That’s the Slow Beauty way.

‘Slow’ is also about pacing in this luxurious treatment.   “The movements I use in this facial are deliberately much slower than normal facials,” says Stephanie.  “This allows women to really connect with the treatment and gives them the most relaxing, nurturing experience possible.  Most women come to us stressed, but it’s  virtually impossible to feel stressed after this treatment”

I’ll second that.

LOX Slow Beauty Facials provide an intensive boost for your skin using the  botanical Janesce skincare range.  Using powerful, organic plant extracts, Janesce facials are anti-ageing, hydrating and nourishing for skin.

Therapeutic skin massage, warm compresses and fragrant botanical oils make these sensory facials a beautiful treat for the soul as well as the skin.

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  • January 31, 2018

Get your skin on track in the new year with the LOX Free Skin-Health Check-Up. Enjoy 40 minutes with your skincare therapist having a skin assessment, product review and mini-facial and 20 minutes with holistic skin coach, Jenny Barrow, who will educate you about skin nutrition. Emily Arnold put her hand up right away to review this offer and reports back on the experience.

It had been a while since I had paid proper attention to my skin and I was feeling it. I had dry bits around my nose and some congestion along my jaw line that seemed to be a constant battle.

When I arrived at LOX on a rainy Wednesday, the traffic in the city had been hectic and I was feeling frazzled. I climbed the stairs to the Lox reception room and felt the stress immediately begin to ebb away. I had booked this time out for myself, I had nowhere to be, nothing to worry about. For an hour I could unplug.

I hadn’t been sitting for long when Stephanie, my skincare therapist, appeared and took me to a dressing room where I was to change into a beautiful soft robe. I left my phone in the dressing room – my last attachment to the outside world. I was led into Steph’s room where a bed, dressed with a comfortable blanket waited for me.

I lay back, cocooned in softness. Soft music trickled in, muffled occasionally by the rain on the roof. Steph began gently touching my face, asking me questions about my skincare routine and concerns. I answered, already feeling myself relaxing under her touch. She had some good advice for me when I mentioned I had suffered from dry skin. She understood my concerns about the sun and recommended I started using Janesce Sun Care Lotion as soon as possible for natural sun protection.

She began a mini-facial as the rain lashed against the windows, making me feel cozy and safe. Soft scents floated around me and I forgot the outside world. Steph explained she was doing a simple facial, similar to the routine I do in the morning. Her fingers swirled across my brow, massaging with perfect pressure. I sunk into the experience. I could feel myself falling asleep. At some point Steph gently touched my shoulder, it was time to wake up. My skin felt fresh, hydrated and replenished.

I floated into the relaxation room where Jenny Barrow, the LOX Holistic Skin Coach, met me. I had been looking for ways I could incorporate new ways of nourishing my skin into my life and was excited to talk to her. She began by explaining the Janesce philosophy of Slow Beauty the revolution that focuses on healthy, sustainable nourishment of the body and skin from both the inside and out.

She also explained that Slow Beauty was not about quick fixes but more a long-term approach that dealt with the root cause of skin issues instead of just the symptoms, ensuring beautiful skin for a lifetime. She asked me what issues I had been experiencing with my skin and talked me through some of the ways I could treat them. She had a quiet wealth of knowledge and explained the internal problems that were leading to my dry, flaky skin. She had some excellent recommendations, including the Bestow Twin Skin Essentials.

I had also been dealing with some anxiety and asked if Jenny had any advice around a food/mind connection. She explained the connection between gut health and mood and suggested I incorporate more probiotic foods into my diet. Nothing felt unachievable or overwhelming. These were small steps that would be the catalyst for big changes.

I went back to work feeling refreshed and revived, armed with new knowledge that would help me to nourish and improve my skin. The wisdom and experience the Lox therapists possessed blew me away and left me excited for a healthy, glowing future.

If you are an existing LOX client contact Robyn to book in for your FREE Skin Health Checkup during February. Ph 571 3443 or info@lox.co.nz.

At LOX, our Skin Health Coach, Jenny Barrow, offers two tailored skin-coaching programmes, using a Slow Beauty approach to support you on your unique skin transformation journey.

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  • January 31, 2018

My Christmas Present for My Little Cambodian Sister

Nicola
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Nicola is one of our LOX therapists who sponsors a young Cambodian girl through the Bestow Sisterhood, in partnership with the Cambodia Charitable Trust.  This Christmas, Nicola decided to do something special for her sponsor girl and get her kids involved.

“I’ve always wanted to sponsor a child, and when I heard Denise, founder of the Cambodia Charitable Trust, tell a story about a young girl who was trafficked, I knew I had to act. This story rocked me to the core of my being. I have children and thought if I could save a child from that fate then I would. I also felt if I was a parent in that situation I would be hoping that someone would help.

With Christmas coming up, I wanted to do something special for my little Cambodian sister. We decided to donate a bike. It’s such a small thing for us, but will make her day so much easier, especially getting to and from school. My children have all put money towards her bike because they understand how important it is for her, and how fortunate they are to live in New Zealand. As a LOX therapist, everything I do is centred on women and wellness. This is a way that I can extend wellness to a sister on the other side of the globe, and offer her the hope of a brighter future. It feels good to give.”

Show Some Generositea This Christmas

GENEROSITEA | The Bestow Sisterhood Tea
All profits donated to the Cambodia Charitable Trust

To celebrate the launch of the Bestow Sisterhood we are delighted to introduce ‘Generositea’. This beautiful rose-coloured tea is an organic blend of lemongrass, peppermint, hibiscus, cinnamon and cardamom.  All of our profits from the sale of Generositea will be donated to the Cambodia Charitable Trust.

ONE FOR YOU, ONE FOR A FRIEND

Give the gift of well-being to yourself and a friend this Christmas, and know that together you are supporting the wellbeing of a little Cambodian sister.

1 x Tin of Generositea / 1 x Generositea Refill / 1 x Bestow Tea Infuser
$55 usually $68.50.

  • November 26, 2017