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Don’t Overlook this Basic Autumn Skincare Ritual | Janesce Autumn Skincare Routine

There’s no getting around it – autumn is hard on our skin.

The frosty temperatures cool our skin, reducing the flow of nutrient-rich blood that normally feeds our cells right down to a sluggish trickle.

If you think about how hard it is to get yourself motivated and moving on a cold morning, you’ll have some idea of how the skin responds!

And, lest you think you’ll help the skin out by sitting in front of a warm fire. I’m afraid that has an overheating, drying effect on the skin which is just as bad.
So, what is a girl to do?

Without fail.
Every morning and evening.
After skin-soaking.

How Does Moisturiser Regulate Skin Temperature?
Your moisturiser is your biggest ally in negating these unwanted effects. It was discovered many years ago that simply applying a moisturiser prevented the temperature of the skin from dropping as dramatically.  Studies showed that an un-moisturised skin suffered from a massive temperature drop when exposed to the cold, depriving it from much-needed blood flow. Whereas a moisturised skin experienced a much lower reduction in temperature and recovered much faster when returning to a warmer environment.

It is thought that this affect was mainly due to the increased moisture levels in the skin that daily application of a quality moisturiser helps maintain.  Water has a high heat capacity, meaning it can effectively buffer temperature change and therefore protect the skin.

Autumn Skincare Rituals
So, one of the best things you can do to maintain a healthy skin through autumn is to embrace your Janesce skin-soaking ritual to boost water levels in the skin and then lock that precious moisture in with a generous dose of your Janesce moisturiser. 

It might not be rocket-science, but you’d be amazed how many people forget to follow the basics and wonder why their skin goes downhill.

Not you, of course.  I’m sure you are amazing!

Enjoy keeping your skin protected and beautiful this winter with Janesce.


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Make a fresh start with 7 DAYS of ME

March is nearly here! If your festive eating habits are lingering longer than they really should, perhaps it’s time to make a fresh start with 7 Days of Me.

7 DAYS of ME is a gentle, one-week clean-eating detox, which results in a renewed you.
It offers a myriad of benefits such as clearer skin and eyes, increased energy and concentration, better sleep, less bloating and a feeling of lightness and well-being.

If you’ve done the cleanse before, you’ll know how powerful it is as a way to reignite your taste for fresh food and healthy living.

Penelope Morrison of Bella Donna did 7 Days of Me for the second time with one of her junior therapists in October last year. They both felt like they needed a fresh start. She called me at the end of it to tell me how amazing it had been as a healthy re-set for both of them.

Penelope kept a daily diary about her experience which she shared with her clients via the Bella Donna Beauty Facebook Page.

Here are a few highlights:
Penelope’s 7 Days of Me Highlights & Tips
• For me, this cleanse was about changing habits and going back to the way we ate when I was growing up in the 70’s & 80’s. It was real food – nothing was processed, everything was fresh.
• My skin looked noticeably clearer and brighter during the cleanse. One of the my clients even asked me if I had been on holiday!
• I normally take natural meds for pre-menopausal hot flushes, but during the cleanse week I didn’t need to take them once. That is telling me something.
• Bestow Herbal Tea was a God-send when I wanted a sweet treat. Eternitea, with cinnamon and hibiscus tea is fruity and sweet. I also ate more fruit than normal and found that bananas and apples satisfied my sugar cravings.
• Running a busy business and family can be quite draining, but during my cleanse week my energy levels were amazing and I slept much better.
• I recommend the cleanse to people who want clearer skin, more energy or who just need to break some bad eating habits.
Ready To Begin Your Own Cleanse?
The 7 DAYS OF ME Janesce Vital Cleanse books and packs are available at wellness focused skincare clinics around the country. Please email us at for a stockist near you.
Ready To Begin Your Own Cleanse?
The 7 DAYS OF ME Janesce Vital Cleanse books and packs are available at wellness focused skincare clinics around the country. Please email us at for a stockist near you or to purchase a pack via credit card.
Want To Stock The 7 DAYS OF ME Janesce Vital Cleanse products in your clinic?
7 DAYS OF ME is a beautiful wellness cleanses which can revitalise your team, your clients and your business from the inside out. To read positive stories of salons who have embarked on the cleanse together as a team and brought their clients along for the journey, CLICK HERE. To enquire about becoming a Janesce stockist please CLICK HERE.

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The humble lemon… and its extraordinary health-benefits!

Lemons are an excellent fruit source of the mineral phosphorus, required daily for repair and healthy functioning of the nervous system. Phosphorus foods rebuild and repair the brain, improve memory and promote creativity.

Lemons are one of the best fruit sources of the mineral sodium, which aids the proper elimination of waste, cleanses the lymphatic system and helps prevent arthritis and the hardening of arteries. Freshly squeezed lemon juice taken daily will protect and promote a clean and healthy digestive system.

Lemons are a rich source of Vitamin C, and therefore help maintain healthy skin. Vitamin C also plays a major role in the formation of collagen, helping to ward off those fine lines and wrinkles. It’s also an important antioxidant, capable of protecting cells from the damage caused by free radicals.

Topically, lemons act as a natural antiseptic and the juice can be used to ‘dab’ on any pimple activity. Skin likes to be slightly acidic and the bacteria associated with acne struggle to survive in an acid environment.

As part of our 7 DAYS of ME Cleanse lemon takes centre stage! We start each day with lemon water, have a great lemon based vinaigrette for some of our salads and poach our chicken in lemon and herbs (see recipe below).



3 single chicken breast fillets
1 lemon sliced
Thyme sprigs
Italian parsley
Water to cover
Himalayan or sea salt and pepper to season

Place your chicken fillets in a saucepan add the lemon, herbs, salt and pepper and just cover with water.

Simmer for 10 minutes then remove from the heat and then let it stand for another 10 minutes. Drain the chicken allow it to cool and then slice or shred for adding to salads.

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The Story Behind The New Janesce Re-Energising Concentrate

Having worked with skin all my life I am aware that when we enter the fourth decade of our life, the adjustments in hormones can have a definite effect on our skin. This can intensify as we approach menopause.

When I reached my 50’s I asked Jan Smith of Janesce if she would make a concentrate for women like me to support our skin during these transitional years.

I specifically asked for a concentrate because, being made directly from the beautiful tinctures Jan extracts from her plants, I believe they are the most powerful and penetrating of all her products. I think everyone should always be including one of Jan’s Janesce concentrates into their skincare routine at all times.

Jan disappeared into her laboratory for a few months and emerged with the 
Re-energizing Complex!

 I received a very small amount just in time for Christmas. I decanted it in to five small bottles and sent it out to some experienced Janesce therapists to find out what they thought. 

You can read their comments below.

– Janine Tait


The new Janesce Re-Energising Concentrate is a powerful new concentrate containing 10 plant extracts and a silk protein. 

It is designed for women approaching their forties and beyond, to bring vitality and balance to the skin.

Each of the plants included in this blend offers a special benefit to the skin:
Gingko biloba Slowing down ageing effects of free radicals is a prime consideration / Myrrh Encouraging gentle microcirculation / Ginseng Oxygenation / Rose Hydration and refining / Chamomile Tissue strengthening and calming / Viola tricolor Soothing sensitivities / Lavender Balancing secretions / Marshmallow Softening / Oats Emollient / Liquid silk A protective gentle film.

Added to the above, are essential oils to support the psyche of the wearer – rose geranium (pure love of self) and rosewood (gently soothing anxieties).


To give an ‘inside out’ benefit of estrogen, herbal infusions to drink are teas of spearmint, red clover, sage and gingko biloba – all in moderation and according to your taste. One special treat is pure licorice as a sweet.

The role of essential fatty acids is also very important for healthy hormone production. Take one tablespoon of Bestow Beauty Plus Oil or Bestow Beauty Oil daily mixed into food. Hazelnuts and walnuts should be included in your diet.


Christine Terry | Soak Beauty

I think the new serum is quite delicious.  The ingredients give it quite an uplifting fragrance but there is a softness or femininity to it.  It seems to have the supportive qualities of the revitalising concentrate, but with a cooling and hydrating effect.  I would need to use it a bit longer to notice any definitive changes to the skin, but I certainly felt it didn’t compromise anything. I have enjoyed using it.

Julia O’Gorman | Julia O’Gorman Beauty Therapy

I love it. It smells amazing. I have recently had an operation and my skin was quite reactive afterwards because of all the drugs. When I used the new Revitalising Concentrate it didn’t sting my skin or cause it to go red. I feel my skin is calmer, stronger and more radiant.

Jan McKewen | Jan McEwen Beauty Therapy

I have loved using the new Re-Energising Complex.   I love the milky tones it seems to have brought to my skin and it’s really intensified the glow. The beautiful geranium/rose aromas are very powerful indeed.

I have one of those evil 7 x magnification mirrors in my bathroom and everything I put on my skin gets observed through it. Each time I apply the Re-Energising Complex it seemed to soften the lines instantly and to clear the complexion tone. I particularly noticed the reaction around my eyes, mouth and chin lines. Initially the softening effect was noticeable for a couple of hours but as the month has gone the reaction time has increased. I’ve had so many compliments about my skin this month.

Recently I gave myself a paper cut on the lid of my eye. It stung like mad so I put some of the Re-Energising Complex on it and it was healed by the next day. I could not see any visual line of the cut – amazing.

Many of my clients, who are also 60+ will benefit from this beautiful concentrate.

Shelley Foster | Jamele – The Skincare Centre

I was very fortunate to trial the new Re-Energizing Concentrate and I loved it! I really felt I saw a change in my skin. I hadn’t used a concentrate for some time and so after 6 weeks of use I really noticed a difference in my skin. The sparkle returned and crazy as it sounds my skin really felt and looked re-energised. It felt calm, soft and hydrated. Plus the smell is divine! I really enjoyed it.

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