Want to stay away from the major shopping centres and still pick up some great last minute gifts? We have you covered!

The hard to buy for

Our Davissa gift vouchers are the perfect gift for the hard to buy for! Available in any denomination of your choice they are nicely gift packaged and ready to place straight under the tree or into a Santa stocking! Perfect for secret Santa gifts!

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The health conscious

Sharon at Davissa Skin Clinic has a new range of products from ‘The Beauty Chef’ sure to impress those who are conscious of their health and skincare. These powders and elixirs harness the power of organic whole foods to rejuvenate the skin from the inside out. The range features ‘Glow Inner Beauty Powder’ which contains 23 skin loving superfoods in one delicious berry powder as well as Cleanse, Hydration and Collagen inner beauty boosts. These bio-fermented probiotic elixirs are taken as a daily shot to enhance gut health and skin radiance. Starting from $39.95 and beautifully packaged, the ‘Beauty Chef Products’ are the perfect gift sure to be a winner this Christmas!

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The Man

Stocking stuffers for the men in your life can be a hard task! A gift voucher for a style cut including a wash and relaxing head massage is the perfect gift! Just $25!

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The one that needs to take a break and recharge

There is nothing better than offering the gift of relaxation and rejuvenation to those that need to take some time for themselves this holiday season! A Davissa pamper package is the perfect choice! They will receive

  • A wash with our luxury products
  • A hot towel treatment including a relaxing head massage
  • Style Cut
  • Blow-dry

Super special offer of Just $55

Available to purchase until December 24 2015

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The lover of amazing skin care products

Davissa Skin Clinic exclusively uses the beautiful Synergie skin products which combine cutting edge scientific breakthroughs with naturally derived ingredients to protect, change and nurture all skin. This Christmas, Sharon is offering Synergie skin gifts packs at 10% off the RRP. The beautiful Synergie Home Essentials gift pack featured below is just $59 and is sure to impress.

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The holiday lover

Got someone that loves the tan that comes along with a summer holiday? A spray tan voucher is the perfect gift. Just $20 for a beautiful black magic spray tan!

Whoever you need to buy for this year, we are sure to have a solution for you at Davissa. Happy shopping!

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What foods are truly beneficial for improving skin tone and texture as we age? Following are Terri Vinson’s, (Biochemical Scientist from Synergie) opinion of the great skin super foods.

Fresh vegetables (at least 8-10 cupful’s a day of a variety of colours). Minimise cooking time or eat raw

  In particular:

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Kale
  • Broccoli
  • Spinach
  • Watercress
  • Endive
  • Tomatoes (rich in antioxidant lycopene)
  • Red cabbage
  • Asparagus

Foods high in Omega 3, 6 and 9 fats (in the correct proportion). These are the essential skin oils!

  • Salmon
  • Flaxseed oil
  • Krill oil
  • Almonds

Great oils

  • Coconut oil
  • Rice bran oil (great for cooking)
  • Extra virgin olive oil (not for cooking)
  • Flax Seed oil (refrigerated)

Pulses (Lentils and beans) – a great way to get healthy plant protein in your diet to build collagen and elastin

  • Split peas
  • Chick peas
  • Lima/Pinto/Black/Broad beans

Whole unprocessed grains- excellent source of B vitamins and anti-inflammatory nutrients

  • Oatmeal
  • Oat bran
  • Brown rice
  • Wholegrain pasta

Herbs and Spices- ensure that they are fresh (not dried) and grown in a pesticide free environment

  • Ginger
  • Turmeric
  • Garlic
  • Green tea (or Green tea supplements)

Skincare products

Skin care also plays a vital role in your anti-ageing regimen. Ensure you choose a reputable brand with clinical data to support active ingredient claims. Also ensure the products are free of parabens, artificial fragrance, colour and other questionable ingredients.

Of course the great skin solution is a combination of the following elements

  • Avoid environmental damage (UV, pollution)
  • Eat well for great skin
  • Use scientifically formulated skin care that is free of questionable ingredients

Follow these simple guidelines and you will live your life in great skin at any age!

Blackheads and other annoyances…..

Let’s start at the beginning. What is the best approach to breakouts?

Understand the triggers and you are on the way to better looking skin.

Hormones have a lot to answer for! Testosterone (in men and women) increases sebum production to excess amounts. This in turn, with slow skin shedding, causes congestion which in turn can cause bacterial proliferation.

So, what is the best way to keep blackheads at bay?

Choose cosmeceutical skin care ingredients that deal with:

  1.     Reducing inflammation
  2.     Regulating oil production
  3.     Removing dead skin and debris from deep within the pore (Salicylic acid)
  4.     Removing dead skin from the skin surface
  5.     Reducing the diameter of the pore
  6.     Control bacteria in the pores

Many oils can actually help treat low grade acne and will not block pores. These include –

  • Castor bean oil
  • Sea buckthorn oil
  • Shea butter
  • Sunflower oil
  • Safflower oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Argan oil
  • Rose hip oil
  • Lanolin
  1. Avoid ingredients that are classified as comedogenic.

These ingredients can actually clog pores and give rise to blackheads.

  • Cacao butter
  • Peach kernel oil
  • Coconut oil ( it’s fine to eat though!)
  • Soybean oil
  • Wheat germ oil
  • Sodium Lauryl sulphate /SLS (present in most cleansers)
  • Cotton seed oil
  • D&C red 40 (more common artificial red colourant in cosmetics)
  • Algae extract and algin
  1. Avoid dimethicone and other ‘silicones’

This synthetic silicone oil adds to the emollience and ‘feel’ of a product and is common in pressed cosmetics, moisturisers and hair products. Whilst dimethicone is not technically comedogenic, it can trap pollutants, sebum and debris under the skin. This prevents the skin from removing toxins and can make blackheads and acne worse. It can also prevent the penetration of beneficial water soluble ingredients to the skin. In my opinion, it is best to avoid dimethicone in makeup and skincare.

Sharon Gould, Registered Nurse, Davissa Skin Clinic