I went for a trip across the bridge yesterday to see Lucy Marr at the new Stephen Marr salon atop The Department Store, a three floor mecca of fabulousness that recently opened in Auckland’s Takapuna. There is everything from Karen Walker and Black Box to Flotsam & Jetsam and Simon James Design there to tempt you, but I was really there to check out the new salon and Powder Room, and Lucy’s very own skin and haircare collection, Sans. She and I have been talking about the brand for over a year, and finally it’s here! Lucy and I have a similar approach to beauty ie. highly active and refreshingly real and pure, and Sans really has blown much of what I have seen out of the water.
Pure, chemical-free and highly active, Sans really is new generation beauty: a collection of products designed to renew the texture and appearance of your skin and hair that doesn’t harm the user or the enivironment. Unable to find products that were highly active but also pure and chemical-free, Lucy enlisted New Zealand’s top scientists to create a range of products unlike any other. Sans products use potent vitamin actives to repair, nourish and protect. These ingredients have been proven in rigorous scientific trials to actually change the appearance of skin and hair, helping it recover from sun damage, skin pollutants and irritants. As I’m always ranting about, many ‘natural’ products today still contain sulfates, silicones, petrochemicals, artificial dyes, artificial colours, artificial fragrances and parabens. Sans contains no artificial chemicals – only sustainably harvested, natural ingredients and organic wherever possible - and in line with the name (Sans is French for ‘without’), the collection is pure, clean and without any unnecessary or harmful ingredients, reducing your daily beauty regime to a concise selection of multi-functional, highly effective products. It even uses PETG for its packaging, a modern, safe and non-leaching form of plastic that is the most stable packaging material available today.
I came way from my trip with a lip conditioner, shampoo and conditioner from the range that I’m amping to use, and have already picked out my next must have: the Activator 7 Body Oil, a reparative oil using active vitamin A to stimulate cell repair, increase collagen production and boost skin thickness and elasticity. Delicious, and guilt-free. Tweet