The Beauty Insider

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The Retinol Revolution

Delve into the enduring allure of retinol, a skincare superstar that has graced beauty routines since the 1970s. We talk about the transformative powers of retinol, from reducing wrinkles to fading dark spots. Whether you’re a retinol newcomer or seasoned enthusiast, learn how to harness its magic for radiant, youthful skin and explore other vitamin A derivatives for a customised skincare experience.

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Facing Acne At Any Age

From understanding the causes of acne scars to expert-recommended skincare solutions from the girls and rejuvenating treatments, embark on a journey towards self-assured skin with the guidance of our skin experts and top-notch products.

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Youthful Skincare Tips

Who doesn’t want to wake up looking a bit fresher and younger? We share our most popular treatments for ageing that rejuvenate the skin, stimulates collagen production, resulting in healthier, more youthful skin.

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The Importance of Mindfulness

How mindfulness works is, instead of activating so many different areas of your brain, we can be in “the here and now.” By introducing mindfulness to your life, relaxing our mind, you not only keep the mind healthy, but the skin and body too.

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Woman with hyperpigmentation

Prevent and Cure Pigmentation

Hyperpigmentation treatment: how to handle dark spots and pigmentation Even if we’re careful and avoid getting that dreaded sunburn on our skin on hot days, cumulative exposure to the sun’s UVA and UVB rays (even

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Skincare Bottles

Everything You Need to Know About Niacinamide

Keeping up with the latest must-have skin-care ingredients can be tough — but it’s worth taking the time to learn more about niacinamide. While this ingredient doesn’t get as much attention as fellow skin-ageing fighters like retinoids or glycolic

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Woman with smooth skin after dermaplaning in Christchurch

What is Dermaplaning?

Say hello to Dermaplaning, sometimes known as epidermal levelling, a treatment to both exfoliate the skin and remove fine, vellus hairs on the face. For those unfamiliar with the concept, dermaplaning is one of the

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Dermapen microneedling membership NZ

Fast track your Skin Results!

Want gorgeous, glowing skin ASAP? Find out how our Skin Youth Membership can fast track your results.  We love the odd facial or advanced treatment, but it’s really all about consistency to get us to

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Hemp Seed Oil by O Cosmedics

The New Favourite Skin Saviour

There’s no feeling like massaging a luxurious oil into your skin, but while most natural oils are super nourishing for our face and body, they aren’t all equal when it comes to skin improvement –

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How to combat Maskne

Face masks are now a ubiquitous part of our daily lives, worn to prevent the spread of Covid-19. But as we near summer and the humidity rises, the design that protects us from airborne threats

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New Brand Alert!

Introducing Sodashi. Beauty for ultimate skin health and radiance. We are thrilled to introduce our body range Sodashi. Founded in 2000 by Megan Larsen, Sodashi has championed true natural skincare from the very beginning. The

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The nest tree house

Your Tree House Escape Awaits

To celebrate the launch of our new body range Sodashi, we are giving two lucky customers the chance to win a nights stay at Nest Tree House.  Get yourself to Nest, a luxe treetop hideaway

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Dermapen results before and after

This is Skin Confidence

Our lovely client Georgia has agreed to share her “skin health” journey. She has been visiting Nicola Quinn for the past 12 months, having regular Dermapen treatments and following an active skincare home routine. Over

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Amazing results from Dermapen microneedling

Why Consistency is Everything

Today we chat to Skin Therapist Bernice about Georgia’s treatment plan, Dermapen, and why consistency is everything! Our lovely client Georgia has agreed to share her “skin health” journey. She has been having regular Dermapen

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Choosing skincare at Nicola Quinn

Starting My Journey to Skin Health

Our lovely Client, Georgia, has agreed to share her “skin health” journey with you. She has been visiting NQ for the past 12 months, having regular Dermapen treatments. Over the coming weeks, we are going

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Woman with glowing skin

How to achieve immortal skin

How to achieve immortal skin We all know results happen with consistency. Immortal, glowing skin is no exception. Taking good care of your skin daily will also save you money in the long run. Skin concerns like deep

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Your Ultimate Hand Care Guide

When we think of anti-ageing skincare our first thoughts are usually for wrinkles and age spots around our face and neck, yet our hands are one of the first areas to reveal our age. Not

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Reducing Sun Spots Using IPL

It’s pretty difficult to avoid the sun entirely, and if you’re like us you’ve probably spent countless enjoyable summers on beaches and at parks without diligently re-applying your SPF every couple of hours.  The harsh

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Invest in your skin

Get Glowing Memberships

Did you know you can purchase a skin membership that gives you the ability to experience regular skin treatments and receive a year-long discount on skincare?