Skin secrets with Renee, owner of R & Co Skin and Beauty in New Plymouth

We chat with skin guru Renee, owner of R&Co Skin and Beauty in New Plymouth, about her favourite products and treatments for total skin confidence this summer.

What do you love most about working in the skin and beauty industry?

The number one reason I am in this industry is to make people feel good- it’s our entire ethos. The reward we get from seeing happy faces after treatments is the best, it’s what keeps us coming to work each day! We have built some beautiful relationships with our clients, a lot of them have become so much more than clients, they are now our friends. After suffering from acne as a teenager I am passionate about transforming people’s skin, using the correct in salon treatments and home care to help them achieve their goals. We know first-hand what it’s like to have insecurities about your skin, after all you have to live in it every day, so we take it very seriously!

How long have you been a skin and beauty professional?

Almost 20 fabulous years, I’m addicted! The ongoing training and new education and skin science means it’s an ever-changing world for us, and that makes it a really enjoyable industry to be a part of.

Which treatment are your clients loving the most at your clinic at the moment?

It would have to be Dermapen4, the results really do speak for themselves. Dermapen microneedling is an incredible treatment that works on every skin type for rejuvenation, to treat signs of ageing, acne and pigmentation, so it’s really taking my clients’ skin to the next level! R & Co Skin and Beauty is a Gold Authorised Dermapen Treatment Provider, which means you will receive superior results, efficacy and safety with our Dermapen4 and the protocol DP Dermaceuticals products for skin infusion.

Treating problematic skin with a combination of O Cosmedics Pro Dermal Peels in-clinic and at-home skincare products from O Cosmedics, along with internal health supplements.

Which professional treatment do you see the most transformational results in your skin from?

Without a doubt, our Dermapen4. I aim to treat my skin with this every 8 to 10 weeks. Along with Retinol Peels from O Cosmedics, I have seen a massive improvement in my skin. We have also got a new LED treatment in which has been a favourite for brightening the skin.

Which at-home skincare product has improved your skin the most?

This would probably be the O Cosmedics Retinol Concentrate at night, mixed with my hydrator, this has helped with my pigmentation, skin tone and helps with the odd break out too. This potent retinol serum is derived from Vitamin A and really works to improve skin texture, pigmentation, fine lines and acne.

Do you use any supplements, and if so which ones?

I love EFAs (essential fatty acids), as they work to nourish your skin from within by regulating oil production to boost hydration, prevent acne and fight against wrinkles. I take the O Cosmedics EFA Max Complex and have really seen the difference in my skin.

Christmas is almost here! Which treatment would you recommend as a gift for your mum, daughter or friend?

Definitely a O Cosmedics Pro Dermal Peel, this is an excellent treatment that can be customised to every skin type, with varying strengths of peel. This is one of my all-time favourites that feels good as well as achieving transformational skin results.

Which skincare products are you going to be purchasing this year as gifts for your friends and family members?

I will be getting my bestie a 1Skin Foundation in her colour, as she is always asking what I wear and hints that she wants some! I love wearing this daily, as so many foundations on the market are full of potentially harmful chemicals, where as this one is actually good for the skin, it’s super nourishing as well as looking flawless. The perfect final step of my morning routine!