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Meri Kirihimete

Thank you so much for supporting us throughout 2020.

We know that this year has been incredibly hard for so many of you, and we truly appreciate your commitment to being part of The Janine Tait Group family.

This year we have donated our Christmas Gift Fund to the Ōtanewainuku Kiwi Trust. They are a community-based conservation trust that works tirelessly to protect the North Island brown kiwi in the pristine Ōtanewainuku Forest, located just south of Tauranga.

Throughout the year volunteers from ŌKT visit local schools to teach children about the importance of protecting our native wildlife and forests. This is incredibly important work and we are so honoured to be able to support this cause.

We started to support the Ōtanewainuku Kiwi Trust with the release of our Bestow The Graces products earlier in 2020 and look forward to continuing this important relationship year after year.

Janine, Jenny, Hollie, Robyn, Hapi & Kevin

Learn more about the Ōtanewainuku Kiwi Trust here.

  • November 10, 2020

I used to be a firm believer in the idea of ‘protecting your patch’. Having a clinic down the road with the same skincare range as me didn’t seem like a good idea at all. I liked a nice comfortable radius clear of any other potential competition. This meant that for our Janesce stockists I would also ensure they had very little competition.

However, this proved hard to achieve in our hometown of Tauranga. Being a local company, therapists in the area would invariably hear good things about Janesce and we received a lot of enquiries about stocking the brand.  We tried to deflect the interest, but I have learnt that people don’t like being told “no”. The pressure meant we took on more clinics that we really wanted to. 

It wasn’t a situation I was comfortable with and I waited in trepidation for reports of the existing clinics to start losing sales to the newcomers. To my absolute surprise the opposite happened! The Janesce sales of these clinics started growing and growing. Within a few short years we had our top three clinics all located in Tauranga. 

At first I was very confused, I asked myself “how could this possibly be?”. But the easiest way to find out was simply to ask the clinics. I was told that their clients were familiar with the brand and had heard good things about it so when their therapist recommended Janesce it was an easy conversion.  It all started making sense. 

This doesn’t always work though. If you’re lucky enough to be the only person in New Zealand to have the rights to sell a well known brand like Apple then this exclusivity will work majorly in your favour. BUT if you are the only one in your area that sells a lessor  known brand, chances are you will find it difficult to get traction. No one has heard of it and let’s face it, we all like the safety of purchasing a well-known brand. So what the clinics were finding was as the number of stockists grew it helped a lot to have other therapists spreading the same message – use Janesce!

So my beliefs around competition have changed over the years. It might feel scary to have a clinic in your area with the same brands as you but it is rare for a client to change clinics simply because they can purchase the same products there. Clients are much more therapist-centric than that. They form a relationship with the clinic and more importantly their therapist. The chances are your clinic will only benefit as the word spreads that you stock a good quality, trusted brand that a number of therapists stand behind. Recommendations to your clients become much easier to convert into a sale. 

So what does this mean? We used to automatically decline stockist requests if the clinic in question was too close to an existing clinic. Going forward we will instead be contacting the existing stockist to have a conversation about moving forward.

Food for thought?

Janine Tait
  • March 9, 2020

Having radiant skin, healthy hair and strong nails is important for your wedding day and your beauty therapist is one of the best people to help you achieve this with the products and treatments she has available at her fingertips.

But another thing you need to consider is what is happening from the inside? As you know, your skin, hair and nails are all created, nourished and renewed from the inside. So this means you are able to improve their appearance by working from within – if you know the secrets to achieving this.

Bestow Beauty is an intensive range of internal cosmetics that make use of will help you look fabulous on your wedding day.

Your moisturiser from within

  • A great-tasting, edible oil that is mixed or poured over your food to nourish your skin, hair and nails from the inside
  • Keeps your skin supple and smooth
  • Helps prevent blockages and ‘breakouts’
  • Ensures your skin’s oil is healing and anti-inflammatory
  • Helps reduce redness in inflamed skin
  • Helps treat skin problems from acne to eczema.

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Your edible cosmetic

  • A delicious smoothie powder that delivers the same anti-aging ingredients that your skin care does only directly to the cells that use them in the deepest layers of your skin.
  • Feeds your skin, hair and nails with all the nutrients they need to be strong, healthy and beautiful
  • Contains flaxseed fibre, kelp, spirulina, wheatgrass, alfalfa, coconut, blackcurrant extract & pumpkin flour.

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Detoxify, purify, beautify

Your skin tends to reflect what’s happening on the inside. If your body isn’t eliminating toxins efficiently, this can result in dull, devitalised skin, and can contribute to many skin disorders such as acne, blemishes and eczema.
Bestow Be Cleansed is a natural detox powder designed to bestow a clearer, more radiant complexion by encouraging the liver and bowel to (gently) eliminate toxins.

Bride image by Tauranga photographers Katie & Quinn Photography


  • September 17, 2015

Fermented foods are beneficial for general health, and one of the great ways to keep your gut healthy is through drinking Kombucha. For those who are new to this, Kombucha is a fermented tea-based beverage. It is made using a starter mushroom called a “SCOBY” that activates and propels the tea-based drink (by eating sugar) to become a gut-healing beverage.

As well as promoting gut health, Kombucha also does the following:

  • It detoxifies the body
  • It supports the nervous system
  • It’s anti-aging and supports the joints
  • It’s anti-microbial
  • It decreases sugar cravings

One of the concerns people often have with Kombucha is the sugar needed to make it. The sugar in Kombucha is essential as that is what the SCOBY feeds off, creating fermentation and a bunch of wonderful bacteria. We recommend using organic white sugar where possible.

Through the fermentation process the sugar largely disappears and ideally you are left with 1 per cent sugar. In a 100ml serve that’s about ¼ of a teaspoon of sugar, or 1/8 teaspoon of fructose. Be aware that many pre made bottles of Kombucha have higher levels of sugar so try and find one that is less than 5g per 100ml. Also remember, 100ml is all you would need in a day to get a good dose of the benefits of Kombucha.

If you are making your own you could do a taste test after around day 4 or 5 at which stage the brew will be still be slightly sweet but with a good hint of tartness. To get down to under 10g of sugar per litre (i.e. 1%) the brew should be left until around day 7 to 10 (based on an average temperature of 24 degrees). If fermented longer the sugar levels may be even lower but be prepared for a tart tasting brew.

Although, there is a small amount of sugar left after the fermentation process if you stick to around 100ml a day then you will be consuming minimal amounts of sugar and it is definitely worth the amount of goodness you get!


  • August 28, 2015

A common question I’m being asked is what the difference is between the Bestow Beauty Powder and the Beauty from Beneath capsules.

Nutritionally they have similar goals; to provide the nutrients the skin requires for collagen and elastin production, to heal effectively, and for health and beauty. But how they do this is completely different…

The Beauty Powder is a blend of super-foods chosen because of the nutrients they contain. The advantages of this approach are that, being food-based, the nutrients in the Beauty Powder are very bio-available (easily absorbed by our bodies) and will also contain nutrients that we’re not even aware of yet. For example, it wasn’t so long ago we didn’t know of the existence of phytochemicals such as lycopene or resveratrol, but they have always been available in our food and that’s the advantage of using something supplied by nature.

The Beauty from Beneath is supplement-based so the advantage is that you can guarantee the quantities of nutrients whereas food levels naturally fluctuate with each harvest. It’s also very convenient to take and easy to travel with.

You may find that you naturally gravitate to one or the other. It could be because of your diet or lifestyle, maybe you always have a smoothie so the powder is an easy addition or alternatively, you could travel a lot and prefer the convenience of a capsule. Or it could be a philosophy that makes one option more attractive than the other, for example you only eat organic, whole food or you prefer the guarantee a supplement that provides higher levels of nutrients.

Or you could be like me and take both the powder and the capsules so you receive all the anti-ageing nutrients from both sources – the ultimate insurance!

See our stockists to order.

  • July 28, 2015