Welcome to the About Face blog!
Sunscreen - What’s the difference?
As the weather starts to heat up, so does the sunscreen debate. We all know that wearing sunscreen daily year-round is incredibly important in protecting your skin from the harsh...read more
The future of natural skincare is here!
In the competitive world of beauty, raising the bar is what we do best. To meet the demands of our clients and our skin experts this year, our conversations have...read more
Feel the freedom this summer!
How long do you think you spend shaving per year? Are you sick of waxing? The average woman spends about 24 hours of shaving each year and let's not even...read more
Let’s talk with an expert!
Knowledge is king, and as Auckland’s leading skincare experts, we want you to be informed about your skin and the best treatment for it! So before you get...read more
SLIP SLOP ZAP!
Nothing says New Zealand summer, like days spent relaxing at the beach and balmy nights around the barbecue. Sun, sand, and salt are essentials to any kiwi summer, but with...read more
Microdermabrasion pros & cons
Microdermabrasion (Micro) is a treatment that has been around since the 1950s, used by skin therapists to exfoliate the top layer of the skin, leaving it feeling smooth and...read more
Get a flawless tan this Summer!
Get a flawless tan this Summer, while keeping your skin sun safe and protected from UV damage with our top 6 self-tan tips. 1. Exfoliation is what helps give your skin a...read more
Have you tried the BEST?
The Power of Three is a medical-grade treatment that combines three cutting-edge therapies to visibly improve your skin's appearance: Microdermabrasion or Skin Peel, Omnilux light therapy, and a Vitamin...read more
SUMMER MAKEUP TREND
How do you keep red lipstick looking on point? Lip liner is a must. Apply lipstick in the centre of the lips first, like a stain, and then go...read more
The truth about peels
Who should have a skin peel? Almost every skin benefits from a Skin Peel. There are many options available, depending on skin type and skin concern. A skilled and...read more
Spring is here ... Ahh Choo!
The arrival of spring brings plenty to be glad about from budding blossom in the trees to the promise of some warm sunshine. However, as beautiful as it is, this...read more
The man behind Ultraceuticals
Ultraceuticals is celebrating 20 years of cutting-edge skincare. As a cosmeceutical brand, the training and knowledge that goes into making and prescribing these products are second to none. Ultraceuticals works with...read more
5 minutes with Marianna Glucina
SPRING CLEAN YOUR GUT Your gut plays a huge role in your overall wellbeing and is key to maintaining a strong immune system, optimal metabolism, and healthy skin. To help...read more
5 top tips for Summer skin prep
Summer beauty checklist 1. Brow shaping: Ever wondered how to pull off a polished no-makeup look in hot summer weather? The answer is well-maintained eyebrows! Your brows frame your face,...read more
RSVP for a more radiant complexion
There are times in life when you want to look not just good, but really great – a summer wedding, glitzy party or much-anticipated date with that certain someone. You'...read more
IPL Hair Removal - Demystified
What is it? IPL (Intense Pulse Light) laser hair removal. Using targeted light to kill hair follicles at the root. Why is IPL a preferred...read more
You can love your skin - let us show you how!
How we look directly affects how we feel, which can lead to those feelings of discontentment and dissatisfaction. We can help change that. Let our team of experts fix your...read more
What is a Skin Rejuvenation course?
From Fraxel and IPL to Omnilux, Clear +Brilliant and Collagen Induction, understanding the range of skin treatments available and what they can do to address your ageing concerns can be...read more
Do you have pimples and wrinkles?
Do you have pimples and wrinkles? This could be the result of a damaging mix of hormones, stress and a busy lifestyle. Find out what's going on with your...read more
EACH DECADE THE SKINCARE YOU USE NEEDS A WOF!
Our founder Marianna Glucina shares her simple tips and the must-have products to introduce into your skincare routine at every age. 20-30’s - add an eye cream...read more
VISIA 3D FACIAL IMAGING
What you see in the mirror is not an accurate reflection of how your face will age. Editor Trudi Brewer (while devastated at the results), investigates a new...read more
Marianna’s Summer Skin Tips
We chat with Marianna who highlights summer skin concerns, gives her tips for preventing these and her fave products to keep them at bay.
Why has the Power of Three been voted NZ’s Best Facial numerous times?
We sat down with Marianna and asked her expert opinion on the Power of Three, including how this facial differs from the rest and the results you can expect....read more
The down low on IPL Hair Removal and how it differs from laser
We sat down with Haley Tietjens and asked her expert opinion on all things IPL Hair Removal including the difference between Laser and IPL Hair Removal.
Our Top 5 Winter Skin Tips
Winter is the time that those annoying skin issues flare up! So we asked our therapists for a list of their top skin tips that we could share with you...read more
Beauty Editor Tested: One Facial, Two Ways
The gorgeous team from Beauty EQ tried our Skin Changing Facial and shared their fave beauty products with us: TRUDI BREWER, EDITOR, BEAUTY EQ After a summer of slathering on...read more
Summer Skin Tips & Hot New Products!
We're keeping it brief this month as the Christmas rush is on! But we couldn't resist sharing some last minute summer skin advice If your skin feels dry...read more
Reflections on 30 years in beauty
We sat down with Marianna Glucina and reflected on what she's seen and learnt in her 30 years in the beauty business. Here's what she had to say: Q....read more
Our Therapists’ share their Favourite Treatments and Products
This month we turned the tables and asked some of our gorgeous teams what their favourite treatments and products are and why. Here’s what they had to say: ...read more
Spa Field Trip: Marianna tries Lomi Lomi massage in Hawaii
One of the things I enjoy doing most on holiday is having a spa treat away from home. On a recent visit to Hawaii I wanted to sample Lomi Lomi...read more
Considering IPL Hair Removal? What you need to know first
With our Buy 1 Get 1 Free IPL Hair Removal offer on right now, we sat down with Jackie Hendy, About Face Technology Manager and asked her what you need to consider...read more
Why microdermabrasion may not be the best treatment for your skin
We spoke to About Face Business Performance Manager, Haley Tietjens, about the differences between Microdermabrasion and Skin Peels for exfoliating your skin and why microdermabrasion may not always be the...read more
Our Top Tips to Treat Your Winter Skin Worries
If your skin is already feeling the effects of winter, yet you feel like you’re still suffering from the long hot summer we just had, read on to see...read more
The BrowGal, Tonya Crooks shares her brow secrets with us
How do I get the perfect shaped brow? That is a very big question! But a great one. We believe in starting with a professional to help you find your...read more
Marianna on how Fraxel and Clear+Brilliant Differ to Botox
Q. I know you’ve pioneered skin lasers in New Zealand, how does laser treatment differ to botox? A. Yes, this is something I'm quite passionate about! Unlike...read more
Should you try a Laser Facial before your next special event?
Today’s lasers have revolutionised what can be done to reverse the signs of ageing. A direct beam of intense light prompts and boosts a natural response...read more
Get the scoop on our best anti-ageing facial
Our best anti-ageing facial is hands down the Power of Three if you're looking to correct fine lines and dullness, those annoying first signs of ageing. It's...read more
Marianna Says Regular Facials Really Make a Difference
I often get asked "do regular facials really make a difference?" The answer is yes! The younger you start the greater the rewards you will reap later in life, but...read more
What makes About Face different to other skin clinics?
This year we are celebrating a significant birthday. Yes, it's our 30th! From such humble beginnings in an arcade in Henderson with me working solo we've grown a...read more