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You need to look after your skin, it puts up with a lot. Our latest blog is all about looking after yourself.


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Love Your Skin!

Posted by mapphess on 26 October 2017
Love Your Skin!

 Have you ever thought to yourself, Id love to change my skin? When you look in the mirror do you ever think why can i never get this right! Why does my makeup never stay perfect like everyone else? I try everything and nothings working! We ALL think this, we've all had these thoughts and you know what, no matter what we do we always want someone else's skin. Our skin is the largest organ on our bodies and needs to be treated with care and respect all year round. From those dry deserted winters without the warmth of the sun to the hottest months of the year where your skin is over thirsty. We need to lean how to care for ourselves, our bodies, as its our temple and we want the best. Skincare is hard, there are way to many options out there. It gets especially hard for all of us who have no idea about skincare or get overwhelmed, trust me your not alone. There are copious amounts of products we need, but why do we need so many? We need different products for different areas on our skin. How do we find out whats best for our skin? Who can we trust to not sell us creams we don't need? 

This is where we come in, Mapp & Hession Pharmacy is well known for highly trained, knowledgeable staff. We pride ourselves in understanding customer needs, knowing what is best for our customers and delivering exceptional customer service. We are always wanting to educate our customers on the right not the wrong, whether that is from skincare to medical  advice. We love the feeling of satisfaction, and our customers leaving full of knowledge not empty on thoughts. In saying that, we know and understand skin. We know it from inside & out, knowing is the key to achieving a clear, radiant glowing complexion.

We would like to introduce our Jurlique facial day. We are fortunate to have our highly trained Jurlique beauty therapist, Nikki on our team. She understands skin, she breathes and lives for the skin. Nikki has been our Jurlique therapist for quite a few years, she is lucky to be able to express her talent & passion with such a rich and warming company like Jurlique. We hold facial days once a month, kind of a monthly reminder that we are beautiful & our skin deserves it. Have you ever wanted to be able to pamper yourself but not had the time or even motivation? Then consider this, like our gift back to you. We start with a complimentary skin analysis, leading to a warming double cleanse, refining exfoliation to lift your new skin through, invigorating mask  then next we serum and apply a hydrating day cream to compliment your skin type. Once you start with Nikki, you'll never look back. We teach you about skin, we inform you on what you need and how can all of the products benefit you. We love to educate our customers & when we have someone like Nikki on our team, why wouldn't we use her knowledge? We are about you & your skin. 

If you like what we can offer, the you know what to do. Call us today, pop in and see us or send us an email and we can help with anything!  

Remeber, this is for you. You're worth it. 


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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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Looking behind the reasons for wrinkly skin

Posted by mapphess on 3 November 2011

It took almost half a century for the health risks of cigarette smoking to be widely recognised. Sadly, some young people, especially young women, still take up smoking – probably because of peer pressure and issues related to low self esteem. Older smokers, who remain smokers, almost certainly do so because of nicotine addiction.

It appears that many Australians are also addicted to another form of high risk behaviour – that is: excess exposure to the sun.

Really wrinkly skin is one of the less than appealing side effects of excess sun exposure. This effect on our skin is confirmed, according to dermatologist Hugh Roberts, by the fact that those areas of our body most exposed to the sun (such as our face) become lined and wrinkled, whilst those areas least exposed (such as the buttocks) retain a smooth, wrinkle free texture well into old age.

More serious consequences of overexposure to the sun is skin cancer. Skin cancer, the most common of all cancers, is almost always cause by overexposure to ultraviolet radiation – that is, sunlight. Generally, the cancer is caused by excessive childhood sunburn or by blistering sunburn even in older age groups.

Also, the adverse effects of sunlight on the skin are cumulative. The damage on and beneath the skin is building up, even without burning. Research undertaken by the Cancer Council and the Australian Department of Health and Ageing shows that it’s not just the day, or even several days, at the beach that causes the most sun damage to our skin. The many days spent involved with everyday activities, without adequate protection from the sun, might be even more dangerous. And with most states in Australia now “saving daylight”, there is the possibility we will have more usable leisure time in the sunshine.

Around 70% of Australians will have at least one skin cancer during their lifetime. It’s important that we are all aware of the best strategies to prevent skin cancers as well as early warning signs and symptoms so we can seek prompt and effective treatment.

It’s timely, therefore, that a new health education program has recently been launched to encourage all Australians to get to know their own skin. The Know Your Own Skin campaign is particularly aimed at people over 40 years of age who, due to previous sun exposure, are at significant risk of developing sun spots – known medically as solar (or actinic) keratoses. The program has been stimulated by new research which shows that whilst over 90% of Australians in the 40 plus age group have suffered from sunburn, more than a third don’t think they are at risk of sun damage because they currently avoid the sun and/or use sun protection.

Former Iron Man champion Guy Leech is the “face” (and body) of the education and awareness campaign and typifies the generation of Australians who grew up in the sunshine before the Slip, Slop Slap era and were never aware of the dangers of spending too much time in the sun.

In addition to Guy Leech a number of leading health care experts have been involved with the development of the campaign including consultant dermatologist Dr Stephen Schumack, who said at the campaign launch that all “baby boomers” should have an annual skin check to detect any early signs of skin cancer.

You can get more information about maintaining a healthy skin from the website or from Mapp & Hession Pharmacy. And don’t forget the routine use of an appropriate sunscreen on those exposed areas – including the backside, too, if necessary!

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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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Itchy and Scratchy

Posted on 20 July 2011

Itchy and Scratchy

Winter is well and truly with us. the days are cold & short and as August arrives, so does the dry weather and winds that remove the moisture from our skin.
It is at this time in the pharmacy that we see the highest rate of dermatitis like symptoms of inflamed, itchy skin, and it quite often stems from people letting their skin get too dry. Because it is not hot at the moment, we tend to ignore our 2 litres of water a day, which contributes to our general state of dehydration.

Did you know your skin is the largest organ in your body?

For the average adult, skin has a surface area of 1.5 – 2.0 square metres.

It is a complex organ, being responsible for helping regulate body temperature, synthesise essential vitamins, protect the body from harmful, cancer-causing UV rays and also ward off infection from viruses and bacteria. All this is achieved in an organ that is only about 2-3 mm thick.

To maintain skin health, you should first help your body from the inside. Drink plenty of fresh water and take a good quality fish oil such as Bioceuticals Ultraclean every day. The fish oil contains an anti-inflammatory ingredient that helps with red, inflamed skin and it also moisturises your skin from the inside.

Prevention is better than cure and a good quality moisturiser such as the Jurlique Moisture Replenishing Day Cream is an easily absorbed moisturising cream for dry skin that works to protect skin. It contains all natural ingredients grown in the Barossa Valley. Marshmallow intensely hydrates and softens the skin,Violet and Calendula help soothe and rebalance any skin sensitivity and Macadamia and Avocado Oil aid in long lasting moisturising of the skin and protect against moisture loss.
If your skin has already started to get inflamed, a product such as Dermaveen is a wonderful moisturising product that comes in cream, lotion, pH balanced shampoo and soap-free wash.
Dermaveen contains the active ingredient colloidal oatmeal, which has been shown to be naturally cleansing, moisturising, anti-itch, anti-inflammatory and protective.
The skin is a complex organ and the right advice is very important, call in and see our pharmacists Paul, Colin or Greg to ensure you get the right product for your skin.

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