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Spring Prep: Get Svelte with Smooth and Tone Cream and Gel

Next in our Spring Prep series is the Smooth and Tone Body-Svelt Cellulite Cream and Gel. If you’ve been using our Seaweed Exfoliating Soap to battle cellulite and dry skin, adding these two power-players to your regime will see you well on your way to a cellulite-free existence.

What is it?
These two potent products work together to fight cellulite. Massage the GEL into areas like the thighs, hips and inner knees every morning then follow with the CREAM each evening applying in the same manner.

What’s in it?
Green Coffee features prominently in both products thanks to its ability to help improve skin texture and eliminate water retention.
The cream also contains Green Tea for its antioxidants, licorice for its anti-inflammatory properties and kola nut to help aid in fat burning.
The gel has an added caffeine boost to help purge water build up as well as Vitamin E which also helps eliminate stretch marks.

What does it do?
Combine these two powerhouse products and you’ll experience eliminated toxins, decreased water retention, improved blood circulation, improved skin elasticity, better breakdown of fatty deposits, reduced puffiness, and much more.

Purchase your Smooth and Tone Body-Svelt Cellulite Cream here
Purchase your Smooth and Tone Body-Svelt Cellulite  Gel here

Skin vs Body: The Beauty Survey that Shows Good Skin is in

If the beauty genie came to your door to grant you just one wish would you choose to instantly have your perfect body or perfect skin?
Those very rare individuals who have effortlessly flawless skin would probably be surprised to hear the majority of Australian women would opt for great skin over a Victoria’s Secret model worthy bod. But anyone who has ever suffered from acne, rosacea, aging, dullness or sun spots, you’ll know how confidence-crushing skin woes can really be.

Given this, we’re not all that shocked to hear that the majority of Australians are more concerned about their skin tone and texture than they are about their weight. The Cosmetic Physicians of Australiasia and cosmetic medicine website Costhetics conducted a survey of 751 Australians which showed the following results:
58.5% of respondents said skin tone was the most concerning aspect of their appearance
38.9% ranked the appearance of fine lines
34.7% ranked loss of volume in the face and weight

Luckily, you don’t need a genie to start improving your skin tone and getting on the road to flawless skin. Visit your nearest Pevonia Spa and speak to a therapist about the things you can do to improve your skin condition or head to our online store to check out our natural, active products. If you want help without leaving the house, fill in our Contact Us form and tell us about your skin concerns.

Believe us when we say there IS a solution to your skin woes!

Ingredient Spotlight: The Benefits of Aloe to your Skin

Living in Australia, it’s likely you’ve at some point in your life been scorched by the sun and used a little gel directly from an aloe plant to soothe the burn but what you might not know is how many other skin benefits this incredible plant has.
Aloe is an ingredient in a huge range of our products including our Balancing Combination Cream, Clarifyl Spot Treatment, Soothing Sensitive Skin Mask, and De-Ageing Mists. Read on to discover more about this wonder-plant and how it could help your skin.

What is Aloe?
Aloe is a family of around 500 succulent plants of which the most well known is Aloe Vera which translates to true aloe. The family is thought to have originated in Africa and has been frequently cited as being used in herbal medicine since the beginning of the first century AD.
Aloe Vera has been dubbed the ‘first aid plant’ and is commonly used on burns, cuts, and even bites.

What skin benefits does aloe have?
– Soothing
Aloe is a natural moisturizer with a cooling, calming effect on the skin, making it ideal for sensitive skin types. You’ll find aloe as a main ingredient in much of our Sensitive Skin Line  . Our Spa Teen All Skin Types Lotion also contains aloe to help protect young skin which tends to be more on the sensitive side.
– Healing 
Both our Purifying Skin Mask and Clarifyl Spot Treatment feature Aloe to help increase blood circulation to the surface of your skin to speed up the healing process and nourish damaged cells.
– Hydrating
 Our famous Dry Oil Body Moisturiser contains aloe to hydrate and heal dry skin.

– Anti-Ageing
Aloe contains amino acids, fatty acids, zinc and vitamins C and E, all of which are important in the process of skin repair, making it the perfect anti-ageing product. Plus it helps oxygenate the skin too. Our De Ageing Mists feature aloe to help stop the aging process.

Finding Aloe in Products
Did you know you can use the ‘Search’ bar on our website to find ingredients in our products? Simply type the ingredient into the search bar and hit ‘search’ to bring up all the products that feature the ingredient you’re looking for!
See all the Pevonia products featuring Aloe here.

Skin Beauty Salad Recipe

Our products can work some near-miracles but if you’re not looking after yourself on the inside, it will show on the outside eventually. Your best approach is two-pronged. Eat for skin health and use natural, results-driven products.
If you want to start eating to support your skin, remember that excess acidity in the body can cause a variety of skin problems and result in a dull complexion. Alkalising foods like almonds, avocado, apple cider vinegar and vegetables will help you on your way to flawless skin.
This Skin Beauty Salad from Sydney blogger Scandi Foodie is packed with skin essentials like folic acid, fiber, manganese, protein, iron, copper, zinc, magnesium and omega-3 fats. It’s a hearty salad that is filling, delicious and perfect for the winter months, not to mention super easy to make.

Skin Beauty Salad (serves 2)
Ingredients
230g cooked chickpeas (or use 1 tin)
2 big handfuls of baby spinach leaves
1/2 avocado, diced
1 small handful of almonds, soaked in water overnight
1 zucchini, sliced into 1/2 cm disks
olive oil, for brushing
2 tablespoons unhulled tahini (or use this recipe)
1/2 lemon, juiced
water
pinch of salt
1 small garlic clove
freshly ground black pepper
Directions: 
1. Lightly brush the zucchini slices with olive oil and grill on a pan for a couple of minutes on each side. Set aside.
2. Combine tahini, lemon juice and grated garlic in a small bowl. Add enough water to form a smooth, runny dressing. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
3. Place the chickpeas in a bowl and coat them with the tahini dressing.
4. Place the baby spinach leaves in serving bowls, top with tahini coated chickpeas, diced avocado and the zucchini slices. Sprinkle with soaked almonds (or seeds of choice).
Pevonia Recommends:
The Omega-3 fats in this salad will help keep your skin plump with moisture to ward off the signs of ageing. Give your skin an extra boost with our Age-Defying Marine Collagen Concentrate. It softens fine lines, deeply hydrates, improves elasticity and nourishes the skin. Plus, for the month of July 2012 you’ll receive a FREE 20mL Age-Defying Marine Collagen Cream
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Thanks to the lovely Maria from Scandi Foodie for giving us permission to republish this skin-saving recipe. Check out her blog for more amazing recipes.