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Jurlique Gift Time

Posted by mapphess on 23 March 2015
Jurlique Gift Time

It's time to select your gift from Jurlique!

Once a year Jurlique offer an amazing opportunity to save on their biodynamic Australian grown skincare products.

Simply spend $99 at Mapp & Hession Pharmacy on Jurlique products and you can choose between one of two gifts valued at $138.

The first gift contains a full size Rosewater Balancing Mist and 125ml Balancing Day Care Cream. the second option is for a full sized Rosewater Balancing Mist and 125ml Moisture Replenishing Day Care Cream.

There are limited gifts available so hop into Mapp & Hession Pharmacy and receive your gift from Jurlique!

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Spring Clean Your Skin

Posted on 20 September 2011

Spring is here and it’s time to shed the long clothes of winter and let your skin breath! If you’ve been taking the view that out of sight is out of mind, the warmer weather can be a scary proposition.

You can take heart that Jurlique skin care is here to ease you into the summer months.

Think of the longer days and the warmer evenings sitting outside as the last rays of sun disappear. Nothing says Spring like the beautiful fragrance of Jasmine, and Jurlique have put together a delightful pack of Jasmine scented products just for you.

Based in the Adelaide Hills in South Australia since 1985, Jurlique source their herbs for their skin care products from their own biodynamic farm. Because they control the raw ingredients, you can be assured of the highest quality in everything they do.
The skin care products consist of Jasmine Shower Gel, which is a gentle shower gel that leaves the skin feeling soothed and refreshed with the sensual, floral aroma of Jasmine flowers. The shower gel also uses grapefruit seed extract to provide a clarifying and refreshing effect on the skin and contains soy protein and honey to help soothe and soften skin and rebalance dryness.

There is also Jasmine Body Care Lotion, a light, hydrating lotion with Safflower Seed Oil, Grape Seed, Green Tea, Avocado Oil and Honey all to increase the skin’s softness and suppleness, provide antioxidant protection and long lasting moisturisation and hydration.
This will have your skin looking it’s best in no time at all and give you the wonderful scent of spring.

Jasmine Hand Cream rounds out the special gift pack offering and provides all the benefits of the body care lotion with a special emphasis on protecting the hands and restoring smoothness.

The Jasmine collection is valued at $100, but is available as a limited edition spring special of $69! Come in to Mapp & Hession Pharmacy in King St Murwillumbah today and experience the subtle, wonderful aroma of Jasmine with Jurlique.

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Oils aint Oils

Posted on 21 June 2011

"Oils ain't Oils"

Fish oil is the natural oil found in the body of fish. It is different from fish liver oil because it contains high concentrations of essential omega-3 fatty acids. The human body is not able to produce these fatty acids itself, so we must get them from our diet.
The essential fatty acids are called EPA & DHA and they work on all the cells of the body. They have anti-inflammatory properties as well as specific benefits for our brain, heart and joint health.

How often do you eat fish?

If you’re not eating oily, cold-water fish at least 2-3 times a week, you are probably missing out on the health benefits of this wonder food. Fish oil plays an important role in all stages of our life from birth through to old age.
Because fish oil is something you should take over the course of your life, the source of the fish, the purity and concentration of the oil should be a major consideration. Mapp & Hession Pharmacy recommend a practitioner-only blend of UltraClean fish oil with the lowest levels of mercury and other heavy metals as well as protection from oxidation and no fishy aftertaste.


When we are young, the DHA component of fish oil plays a vital role in the structure ad function of the brain and the immune system. Considering children rarely, if ever, eat cold water oily fish, it is not surprising that learning difficulties and allergies are some of the major challenges that parents face these days.

Heart Health

Fish oils contribute to healthy heart function by helping to manage the healthy fat (triglycerides) levels in our blood and increase the amount of HDL or good cholesterol. Fish oil also helps to maintain a healthy heart rate.
The National Heart Foundation of Australia has made the following recommendation:-

“To lower their risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), all Australians should:
Consume about 500 mg per day of combined DHA and EPA through
a combination of the following:
• two or three serves (150 g serve) of oily fish per week
• fish oil capsules or liquid”

The heart foundation also recommends all Australian Health Professionals should advise all their patients with Coronary Heart Disease to double this recommendation.

Active Joints

We all know that to keep healthy we have to stay active, but if your joints don’t agree with you then this task becomes very difficult. Luckily fish oils have a strong anti-inflammatory component, so they’ll help calm the inflammation and pain of arthritis and get you moving again.

Call into Mapp & Hession Pharmacy for the right advice on the best fish oil supplement for you. As they say “oils ain’t oils”!!

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Have you gained immunity?

Posted on 25 May 2011

For many of us in this modern age of reality TV, the concept of “Immunity” means the contestant gets to spend another week losing weight on “The Biggest Loser”, roughing it in the wilderness on “Survivor” or living in the house on “Big Brother”.

We have all seen the contestants take an “immunity challenge” by undergoing an arduous task to “protect” themselves.

How many of us have considered “gaining immunity”, especially now that winter is coming, and the cold and flu season is upon us.
The good news is, protecting yourself is easy!

If you find yourself going from cold to cold during the winter months , or perhaps your just looking for ways to stop yourself getting sick, then you have to actively do something to “gain” immunity.

The immune system is a complex mechanism the body uses to rid it of bacteria and viruses that could potentially do harm. It involves blood and plasma, lymph nodes and the lymphatic system, bone marrow and the thymus to name a few.


It should come as no surprise that nutrition is the most important ingredient if you want a strong immune system. Eating highly processed or fast foods, doesn’t give you the nutrition you require for your body to function properly. Eating fresh fruit and vegetables is your best defence, but when you feel you need to take vitamins, you should make sure you are getting Vitamin A, B6, B12, selenium, zinc and vitamin D. Vitamin D is rapidly gaining a reputation as an immune boosting dynamo!


When we sleep, the immune system is rejuvenated and strengthened. Melatonin is released when it is dark and helps us to maintain a good sleep. The other benefit of Melatonin is that it is a powerful antioxidant that helps the immune system while we sleep.


Regular, moderate exercise can have a beneficial effect on your immune system and make you more resistant to catching a cold. Exercise is also a great stress buster and stress can have a very bad effect on you immune system. Check out the local directories for a Tai Chee, Yoga or Pilates class near you and win the “immunity challenge”.


There are many supplements around that claim to boost your immunity and many herbs are used at different stages of an infection. We use a range of herbs at Mapp & Hession pharmacy including Andrographis, Echinacea and Cat’s Claw to name a few, as well as probiotics, amino acids and essential fatty acids.

The right advice is essential. Just picking something off the shelf at your supermarket when doing the groceries may not get you the results you want.

Call in and talk to Paul or any of the staff at Mapp & Hession Pharmacy about the right supplements for you and your family so you can be healthy this winter and “gain immunity”!!

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