CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty in Australia.
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- The Breast Report - your guide to augmentation
- Put an end to bad hair days
- 24 hour makeup, products that last
- Sex appeal - do you have it?
FEATURE Leading Olivia’s expert skincare team is General Manager and Brand Developer of Retreatment Botanics, Trudi Jaye, who worked alongside Olivia, the Gaia Directors, Gaia therapists and green skincare scientists to perfect the finished product. Here, we speak with her about the brand’s journey. HOW DID THE IDEA FOR RETREATMENT BOTANICS COME ABOUT? We have these amazing treatments and incredibly skilled therapists at Gaia. When the Retreat fi rst opened, we would externally source skincare to use in our treatments. At times, the therapists would even source organic ingredients themselves, often from our own garden! As Gaia grew and became this amazing destination for health, wellness and natural beauty treatments, Olivia said, “you know, we have this extraordinary wealth of knowledge in our team, why don’t we create our own skincare, where we have control over the ingredients and the integrity of the products.” We wanted to create and use a skincare brand that refl ects Gaia and all we stand for. We believe we have achieved this. Retreatment Botanics is a way for people to take the rituals and experience of Gaia home with them, to continue their self-care and soul-care journey with the beautiful herbs and essentials oils, which evoke the feeling of Gaia, as well as being really effective. This was so important for us. Olivia is passionate that something really works as well as being lovely to use. Trudi Jaye
EACH PRODUCT HAS ITS OWN UNIQUE SCENT THAT EVOKES THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING AT GAIA. THE RANGE HAS CRUELTY-FREE AND VEGAN CERTIFICATIONS AS WELL AS PALM-OIL FREE CERTIFICATION. WERE THESE CERTIFICATIONS DEAL BREAKERS FOR ITS CREATION? Absolutely! These were nonnegotiables. Olivia, myself and the entire team at Gaia believe that there is no need to harm an animal or Mother Earth to create effective skincare. We are really proud of these certifi cations and believe they are a truly unique aspect of our brand. YOU’VE USED A NEW TECHNOLOGY CALLED AUSTRALIAN BIO-MIMICRY. CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT THAT? It’s a super-advanced extraction method that captures the powerful phyto-compounds within the Australian plants we use as they exist in nature. To survive in the harshest places on earth, these Australian native plants intelligently store high concentrations of antioxidants and vitamins. This new Cellular Extraction allows for delivery of their molecular profi le to help target skincare concerns and deliver visible results from the very fi rst application. THE AROMAS IN EACH FORMULA ARE VERY SPECIAL, WITH EACH PRODUCT HAVING A DIFFERENT SCENT. WHAT IS THE IDEA BEHIND THIS? We wanted the entire experience of Retreatment Botanics to refl ect a Gaia treatment, including the aromas we use in the spa itself, natural scents of the beautiful land that Gaia sits on, and the trees, bushes and shrubs that grow from it. Each product has its own unique scent made from pure essential oils that evokes the experience of being at Gaia. For example, our Calm Essential Oil Blend – with sandalwood, ylang ylang, lemon myrtle, mandarin and lime, is the signature scent of Gaia Spa. Our therapists use it to guide you into deep relaxation at the beginning of every treatment. Wild Kakadu Hand and Body Cream is scented with rose, geranium, citrus, rosemary leaf and lavender to deliver an uplifting but calming hand and body massage at home. A third example is Radiance Cream Cleanser, which uses a refreshing blend of citrus oils with bergamot and rose. This is a beautiful way to begin and end the day – cleansing the skin as you inhale the exquisite blend! And of course, Olivia just loves the stunning yet delicate aromas in our serums – they smell so good, lifting the spirit as you apply them to your skin. HOW QUICKLY CAN WE EXPECT TO SEE RESULTS? It was important to Olivia, the Gaia Directors, me and the entire team that we create a pure performance range that delivers results from the very fi rst application. So, what you will see is softer, calmer and more radiant skin from your fi rst use. These results will only improve with continued use. The skin renews itself around every four weeks or so. After four to six weeks, you will notice really incredible results. CBM www.cosbeauty.com.au 53