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TO CELEBRATE WATERLILY’S 10th
birthday, the Australian artisan skincare
brand opened its first concept store in
mid-April at Brisbane’s luxury shopping
and lifestyle precinct on James St.
“ The Waterlily Concept Store is
an introduction to the world of spa
wellness with the focus on education and
inspiration,” says Michelle Reeve, founder
and managing director. “ The spa journey
has been inter woven with each touch point
of the retail experience.
“ The space has been created for guests
to relax and receive an insight into the
sensory world of spa while being guided
through the store.
“A mbience though music, aroma,
texture and lighting is designed to
tantalise the senses.
“ Waterlily’s aromatherapy compress
infused with our unique signature blend of
pure lime, geranium and grapefruit essential
oils is offered upon each guest’s arrival.
“ They’re invited to relax at the marble
Sensory Bar to experience the range while
enjoying herbal tea and spa cuisine. The
opening was ver y well received.”
The Waterlily Spa Collection houses
more than 120 exquisite products and spa
rituals for face and body.
Each botanically active product and
ritual is meticulously formulated using
the purest of phytonutrients and clinical
grade aromaceuticals to visibly transform
the skin while delivering an aromatic
sensor y journey.
Waterlily is a leading Australian
spa solution with more than 100 spa
The art deco store was built in the
1900s and has been delicately transformed
by layering soft beech wood, exotic
blossoms, Carrara marble and stainless
steel mirror finishings.
The VIP Spa Suite hosts an authentic
Waterlily experience where loyal Waterlily
advocates and ambassadors are rewarded
with seasonal spa rituals.
This season, VIPs are treated to
Waterlily’s Vino Therapy Spa Facial
enriched in pure Shiraz grape,
antioxidant resveratrol, organic cacao,
strawberry and figs.
Taking the sting out of rosacea
A LARGE CLINICAL trial has proved
that Honevo, a medical-grade kanuka
honey formulation developed by New
Zealand company HoneyLab, is as an
effective and treatment for rosacea as
prescription-only treatment s.
The trial was undertaken by the
Medical Research Institute of New Zealand
and results were recently presented at
the American Academy of Dermatology
meeting in San Francisco by HoneyLab
Science Director Dr Shaun Holt.
“ We are bringing good science to
cosmetics, with acne and rosacea products
and a Kanu bee venom range [to address
wrinkles with a "Botox-like" effect].
“I spent 10 years developing medicines
for pharma companies and at HoneyLab
we are using those principles.”
The clinical trial showed that 65 percent
of subjects showed an improvement in their
rosacea using Honevo, 34 percent had a
large improvement, and in 13 percent the
condition disappeared completely.
Improvements were seen within two
week s and this had increased when the
study ended after eight weeks.
“These results are statistically and
clinically significant and at least as good,
if not better, than those that have been
achieved for standard prescription-only
treatments,” says Dr Holt.
“People with rosacea often seek natural
treatments rather than prescription drugs,
but there are ver y few natural products
that have successfully undergone rigorous
“This medical-grade kanuka honey
formulation delivers the best of both
worlds. It’s not only a natural and safe
product, but it’s also one that is proven
to be effective to the standards of a
Rosacea is a chronic red rash on the face,
particularly on the cheeks and nose. Long-
term antibiotics are the standard treatment.
“It’s now thought that the underlying
causes of rosacea are mites and associated
bacteria living deep in the skin in the
affected area, and the rosacea symptoms
are an inf lammator y reaction to these,”
says Dr Holt.
“As medical kanuka honey is effective
at killing micro -organisms and reducing
inf lammation this is an excellent explanation
as to why kanuka honey works so well.
“The current size of the rosacea
market is estimated to be US $1.5 billion,
but many people do not seek a treatment
as a prescription from a doctor is
“As the new kanuka honey treatment
is available over the counter and not
on prescription, the potential market is
effectively twice as large.”
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