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Did you know that strengthening your skin barrier can prevent you from developing allergies in the future? A weakened barrier results in ‘leaky’ skin which allows potential allergens in the environment to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin which would normally be protected from this type of exposure. 

These antibodies are then picked up by cells of our immune system and carried into our blood circulation where antibodies to these allergens are produced. Your body is now primed to react when it comes into contact with that allergen and hence, an allergy is created. 

This doesn’t necessarily lead to any symptoms the first-time you are exposed to the allergen but the next time, the newly formed antibodies will and the skin can become red and inflamed. Repairing the skin reduces the chance of potential allergens entering the deeper layers of the skin and helps stop us from developing these allergies in the first place.  

We now know that it is not only environmental allergens that can be the problem, but potentially serious food allergies can also develop this way. Food particles, i.e. peanut dust, can penetrate the skin and antibodies to this food are developed in the same way that environmental allergies are created. 

The answer to this problem is to strengthen your skin barrier and this means providing the skin with the nutritional building blocks it needs to form a strong, resilient barrier in the first place. Vitamins and minerals are crucial for the proper functioning of your skin and fats and proteins support a healthy skin structure. Fats in particular help waterproof your skin and make it less likely allergens will be able to penetrate into the deeper layers where they can create issues. The bottom line is that nutrition is important to strengthen your skin from within. 

If you would like to learn more about human nutrition and the role it plays in the health of your skin, click here for our eCourse Basic Human Nutrition – Eating for Skin Health!

  • November 15, 2022

In the 1990’s, a mother sought help from Jan Smith for naturopathic advice for her 6 month old baby who was suffering from eczema. This was being treated with steroids by her doctor.

During the consultation it was revealed that the mother, with good intention, was also using her SPF sunscreen on her baby.

Jan identified that this could irritate the young skin. She began with the Janesce eczema program. Jan asked the mother to return a few weeks later to trial a newly formulated Janesce suncare lotion. It was soothing and non- irritating and soon the young client’s skin responded well to the healing herbs and plant oils.

The results were so positive, that it was clear that this product had great application for all ages, and all skin types.

Summary of Benefits

  • Protects from the UVA and UVB rays.
  • Offers progressive protection – daily application builds resistance to the harmful effects of the sun.
  • All day active protection means you don’t have to reapply during the day.
  • Rich in antioxidants to counter the harmful effects of the sun, environmental stresses and pollution.
  • Nourishes the skin, protects and maintains a healthy skin barrier.
  • Suitable for all skins and all ages, including children from the age of 6 months.


  • Janesce Suncare Lotion is a very concentrated blend of selected organic plant extracts.
  • Janesce Sun Care lotion works by using the natural absorption function of the skin, to protect itself. Natural sun filters, or photo-energy absorbers, are found in plant extracts that are rich in vitamins A and E.
  • These plants contain high levels of antioxidants and are readily absorbed into the epidermis and this protects the skin from the damaging effects of the sun and environment.


  • Shea butter – Healing, UVA and UVB sun filter.
  • Helichrysum – UVB filter.
  • Viola Tricolor – Offers dermal protection. Absorbs 100% solar radiation of UVA and acts as an antioxidant, scavenging free radicals.
  • Aloe – UVB protection and healing.
  • Calendula – UVB protection and healing.
  • Carrot seed oil – Phyto-energy absorber.

Sun Protection Factor (SPF)

  • In Australia there are 33 known sunscreen ingredients that are recognized by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA).
  • This government department regulates the health care industry and authorises the issue of an SPF rating.
  • Janesce Suncare Lotion is not formulated with cinnamates, metal oxides, salicylates, and other commonly used ingredients and so an SPF rating in Australia is more difficult to obtain. Only organic plant actives are used when formulating the Janesce Suncare Lotion.
  • The Janesce Suncare Lotion was tested at an independent laboratory in Hong Kong in 2014, with a result of SPF 15 after one application.
  • Because the Janesce Suncare Lotion works by absorption with protection building over time, the actual SPF rating could be higher if a time lapsed test was able to be done over several weeks. Tests are only available with one application.

General Information Around Sunscreens and SPF

  • The sun protection factor (SPF) is a measurement for UVB rays only.
  • There is no universal measurement for protection against the UVA rays, which penetrate to the lower dermal layers. This is where our melanocytes are located. They produce melanin, the skins pigment, in response to the UVA rays.
  • The SPF rating is only a guide and the actual sun protection is determined by many variables when applying regular SPF rated sun screens. It is determined how much is applied and how often it is applied.
  • Exposure time that is heightened when washed off by swimming or sweating.
  • Sun sensitivity of the skin to UVB and UVA rays varies with each individual.
  • Other skin care products that may strip the skin and heighten sensitivity to the sun even before sun protection is applied.

UVA and UVB Rays

  • UVB rays cause sunburn and damage to the epidermis. When the skin is sunburnt, it is the UVB rays that have harmed the skin. This causes degenerative changes to the skin that may eventually lead to sun-induced skin cancers.
  • UVA rays have a longer wave length so they penetrate 3-4 mm into the skin, activating the melanocytes to produce melanin. They may not burn the skin like the UVB rays, but overtime they do have a harmful effect on the connective tissue in the dermis, causing premature ageing.

How the Janesce Suncare Lotion Works

  • The Janesce Suncare Lotion builds the skins resilience and protection
    to both the UVB and UVA rays, and counteracts free radical damage through antioxidant rich plant actives.
  • This effectively neutralizes and minimizes the effect of the sun on the skin both on the surface of the skin and in the lower dermal layers.

The advantages of Janesce Suncare Lotion

• Application daily, once a day of the Janesce Suncare Lotion maintains all day protection
• Small amount only is required with each application.
• Does not need to be re- applied after swimming or active sports
• Gentle on the skin – does not irritate and can be used with sensitive skin, or young children
• Suitable and beneficial for all skin types including oily or congested skin
• Maintains healthy pH of the skin
• Slows ageing, due to high concentration of anti-oxidants
• Can be used over the whole body if desired.

Sources of Free Radicals and Effects on the Skin Health


• Radiation from microwaves, computers, mobile phones, television, X-rays, and air travel.
• Light and sunlight (UVB, UVA and ultraviolet radiation)
• Hydrocarbons and Ozone (pollution and atmospheric conditions)
• Air-conditioning
• Excessive exercise
• Cigarette smoking
• Stress – environmental and emotional
• Bacterial and Viral infections
• Plastics and heavy metals found in environment

Toxic effects of Free Radicals on the skin

• Premature ageing
• Sensitising of the skin
• Rupture of facial capillaries
• Damage to proteins of the body (connective tissue, collagen in facial tissue)
• Affects the suppleness of the tissues
• Damage to DNA of the cells
• Sun sensitivity (solar radiation)

How antioxidants work to neutralise free radicals

Free radicals are molecules that have been damaged, and have an electron missing. So they cause damage to proteins, DNA and cell membranes by stealing their electrons through a process called oxidation. Therefore free radical damage is also called oxidative damage.

Antioxidants, are as the name suggests, are molecules that prevent the oxidation of other molecules. They do this by donating an electron to the free radical, which neutralises the activity that damages other molecules and cells.

How to Use

Apply on damp skin under or over your daily moisturiser. Alternatively if you are not in an environment which is drying on the skin, the Janesce Suncare Lotion can be used as your daily moisturiser.

Half a pump of product will cover face area. One pump will cover face and neck area.

• (5-6 months use for one bottle)
• Apply in the morning
• Excellent moisturiser for men, oily skin and as a starting moisturiser for pre-teens

For best results make sure you follow the Janesce skin care routine for all your skin care needs. This includes the daily hydration ritual and weekly exfoliation.
For children of any age, mist the skin first before application. Only a small amount is required.

NB * This product is a progressive protection to the sun. For full sun protection, exposure is best after first week of application.


There are none.

Pregnant women, children, adults on medication or having radiation or chemotherapy can use the Suncare Lotion. It is very helpful for those going through radiation because it will help to counteract the free radicals.

If the skin is hypersensitive, just follow the Janesce sensitive skin program for the first 4 weeks, then add the suncare lotion to the routine.

A very safe product that can be recommended with confidence to all.

  • July 18, 2019

Experienced Janesce therapists are warmly invited to attend a free half-day mentoring session with Julia O’Gorman, on October 15th in Christchurch. Come and deepen your understanding of treating skin disorders the Janesce way. We’ll provide a morning tea for you to enjoy as you reconnect with fellow Janesce therapists.

Working with skin disorders can be challenging, even for experienced therapists, but it is some of the most rewarding work you can do. This mentoring session and morning tea will be held in Christchurch (venue to be advised). This session will deepen your understanding and re-ignite your passion for healing skin disorders and transforming lives.  ~ Janine Tait


Julia O’Gorman has over three decades of beauty therapy experience and has worked with Janesce for the last 12 years. She has mentored clients through some remarkable skin transformations and during this session she will share her wisdom and learnings with you.


Healing Skin Disorders
1. How treating clients with skin disorders can be transformational for your business.
2. How to trouble-shoot and overcome road-blocks when treating skin disorders.
3. How to motivate and inspire your client through a change process.

Janesce Naturopathic Product Knowledge

Case Studies

Q&A | An opportunity to review your client challenges


Please email Jenny Barrow to secure your spot.  Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.  When you book please provide your name and your clinic name. If you would like the opportunity to discuss a current skin disorder client case with the group, please send a photograph and paragraph about their situation to Jenny.

When: Monday 15th October, 9.00am – 1.00pm 
Ecovilla, 251 Hereford Street, Christchurch
Who: Janesce Therapists who are already working with skin disorders or are interested in starting.
Cost: Free (Morning tea is provided)

  • August 8, 2018

New Janesce therapists are warmly invited to attend a free mentoring session with Simone Rose on Monday, September 24th  in Greerton, Tauranga.

As you know, the Janesce way of working is multi-dimensional. It can take time to learn how to bring together the various elements of botanical skincare, skin nutrition, and lifestyle changes into your consultations with your clients. I want to support you in your ongoing journey by connecting you with experienced Janesce therapists who can share the wisdom of their journey with you. ~ Janine Tait


Simone Rose has over a decade of experience with Janesce and really walks the walk when it comes to holistic skincare. She has mentored clients through some remarkable skin transformations and during this session she will share some client consultation tips which will help you to grow in confidence in your work with your clients.


What Makes Janesce Therapists Special?

The Art of Consultation
1. How to gain your client’s trust with one visit.
2. How to educate your client using simple, effective illustrations.
3. How to link education with sales.

Janesce Product Knowledge

Case Studies



Please email Jenny Barrow to secure your spot.  Spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.  When you book please provide your name, your clinic and one question you currently have about working the Janesce way.

When: Monday 24th September, 10am-1.45pm (lunch included)
Janesce Training Rooms inside Lox Holistic Beauty, 1275 Cameron Road, Greerton, Tauranga
Who: Janesce Therapists who have had less than two years’ experience working with Janesce.

  • August 8, 2018