Ten years into my career as a beauty therapist I went through a crisis of confidence.
Despite using all the tools of modern skincare at my disposal I found that too often, I just could not get the results for my clients that I hoped for. The beauty industry in the 1990’s was all about machines, needling, extreme peels and invasive quick fixes. Skin nutrition didn’t even get a look-in.
Skin disorders became the elephant in the room that I didn’t want to mention to my clients, because I wasn’t confident that I could really make a difference. My frustration sent me on a quest for answers, which led me to the woman who would become my mentor, Janice Sarre-Smith, the founder of Janesce Skincare.
A highly trained herbalist, Janice was decades ahead of her time in the way she treated skin holistically and showed me the importance of working from within through skin nutrition. She took a three dimensional approach to skincare, recognising that diet, environment, and mental and emotional wellbeing were essential elements to consider alongside topical skincare and treatments. We now call this philosophy the ‘Slow Beauty’ way.
As I began working from within with my clients, it completely transformed both their skin and my career. I became a confident skincare therapist and began to get amazing results with the skin conditions I used to be afraid of treating.
I become so fascinated with the power of using nutrition to treat skin that I went on to study nutritional medicine. My specialty is dermo-nutrition, which is the study of how nutrition specifically impact on skin. I am now privileged to pass on my knowledge to skincare therapists all over New Zealand and Australia through Bestow University.
Bestow Beauty was born out of my desire to support clients to care for their skin from within.
I was aware of the key nutrients the skin needed to thrive and equally aware that our modern diet was inadequate to supply these. My clients were inspired by the idea of nourishing their skin from within, but I realised I needed to create a range of skin-specific super foods that made it easy and practical for them to do so.
Bestow Beauty Oil and Bestow Beauty Powder were the first two products I developed. These products nourish your skin from within by providing essential skin-specific nutrients on a cellular level. I call them the ‘Twin Skin Essentials’ because the way they feed the skin is absolutely foundational to skin health.
Bestow Beauty has expanded to offer a wide range of organic super-foods rich in the specific nutrients needed to address particular skin needs and challenges.
These dermo-nutrition boosters are designed to complement topical skincare and to naturally support a clear, glowing complexion. They are foundational to healthy skin for every woman whether you are dealing with acne, ageing or anything in between.
Like all wellness journeys, learning to live the Bestow way requires patience and dedication in the beginning, but it is truly a beautiful and rewarding way to live.
“It’s our privilege to support you on your wellness journey. Living the Bestow way is a beautiful way to live.
We know you’re going to love it.”
JANINE TAIT - Holistic Skincare Coach
MEET JANINE TAIT | HOLISTIC SKINCARE COACH
Janine Tait is an internationally qualified beauty therapist and nutritionist with over 30 years experience and a passion for mentoring beauty therapists to achieve genuinely transformative results for their clients.
Janine’s skincare training programmes inspire and empower beauty therapists to develop a holistic approach to skincare with a focus on dermo-nutrition, wellness and total body health.
A respected leader within the emerging Slow Beauty movement, Janine is an important and influential voice in the beauty industry today.
WHAT IS THE SLOW BEAUTY MOVEMENT?
The Slow Beauty movement describes a fast growing sub-culture of beauty therapists who have lost faith in the ‘quick-fix’, often invasive products and procedures that abound in the beauty industry and are drawn to a holistic approach to skincare with a focus on dermo-nutrition, wellness and genuine skin health from the inside out.
The Slow Beauty movement is following a similar trajectory to the Slow Food movement and reflects a similar shift in values away from short-term convenience towards slower, deeper and truer ideals.
The tides of change are well underway and there is now a new generation of beauty therapists leading the way in holistic, ‘slow’ beauty.
Janine Tait Training exists to equip, support, train and champion beauty therapists as they carry the Slow Beauty movement forwards in their own clinics.