As the temperature lowers and the days become shorter we often start to get the winter blues. After all, the idea of sweaters and umbrellas aren’t that exciting when you’ve just had months of beautiful sunshine and lazy, relaxing weekends spent at the beach. However, instead of getting down about the gray weather, think of it as a chance to revitalize and renew your complexion!
You should approach the winter season as the time to schedule all your rejunvenation treatments because the sun’s intensity is at its lowest. Although many of us love spending hours in the sun, we do risk the chance of impending sun damage which can result in pigmentation and sun spots. If you don’t want to spend money on expensive laser treatments we suggest brightening facials and at home follow-up products like Dermalogica’s Extreme C, recently featured in Harpers Bazaar!
A unique powder to emulsion treatment, it can be used as a targeted spot treatment that works to optimize your skin’s clarity. Brightening agents such as White Tea Extract and Glucosamine work together to exfoliate, smooth and eliminate dark spots. If you do incorporate this product into your routine, don’t forget to apply your sunscreen daily. Just because you can’t see the sun doesn’t mean it’s not doing damage so be proactive!
Emelia Sandoh is a much loved member of the team and is known for her amazing facials and massages. This past Saturday we celebrated her birthday ATOB style with a gorgeous arrangement from Adelaide Flower House, yummy cakes from Dolce & Co and an assortment of chocolates from Haigh’s. A special day for a very special girl! Thanks for all you do Emelia and hope you had a wonderful birthday weekend!
Therapists Yvonne Gonis, Rachel Doyle and Hayley Schiller have been selected to represent ATOB at the Dermalogica World Congress this June! Held annually, we wait on pins and needles to hear when the next location will be revealed. This year, that exotic destination is Kuala Lumpur! With a theme of ‘The Power of One,’ the symposium will run for three, fun filled days of workshops, presentations, local sightseeing and gala dinners.
We’re so thankful to Jo for sending all three of us and are counting down the days until we fly out. Stay tuned for pictures of our amazing trip!
Jo has hit the big time, at least in Vietnam where her and her husband Richard have been featured on a local television news show talking about their recent visit to the Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre. Both big supporters of the plight of the Moon Bears, this was Jo and Richard’s second visit to the Moon Bear Sanctuary where they checked in on their beloved adopted bears Jarvis and Taurus and also donated a Jarvis Ford truck!
For those who aren’t familiar with the Moon Bears (otherwise known as the Asian Black Bear) for the white crest emblazoned across their chest, these gorgeous animals are being taken from their natural habitat, kept in crude cages, and milked for their bile on a daily basis. It has become Jo and Richard’s mission to end this horrific practice through yearly fundraisers raising awareness and money to rescue these endangered bears and let them live out the remainder of their lives in the tranquil and safe sanctuary created by Animals Asia.
Jo and Richard were praised in the following news segment below after being interviewed at the sanctuary by numerous journalists. Although mostly in Vietnamese, all the contest is praising their generosity and special sentiment with Animals Asia and the Vietnam Bear Rescue Centre. Enjoy!
Jo and her friend Dr. Charlie Teo have teamed up again for the Cure For Life Foundation Gala Ball - Passion4Life in Sydney where Jo hosted a table of 12 guests. Last year over $1 million was raised to help find a cure for brain cancer. This is a foundation very near to Jo and her husband Richard’s heart for the amazing work they do raising funds and awareness in hopes that one day a cure will be found.
The brainchild of the Cure For Life Foundation, the highly respected neurosurgeon Dr Charlie Teo, has dedicated his life to accelerate brain cancer research into the cause, mechanism, treatment and prevention in Australia. The annual black-tie Gala Ball, this year hosted by Richard Wilkins was an amazing evening of the best entertainment and high profile guests all working together to raise money for this wonderful cause.
World renowned singer/songwriter Leo Sayer of 70’s hits like “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing,” an ambassador for the CFLF, Sneaky Sound System, and former contestant on the voice, Prinnie, entertained all the guests while Nine Network morning show co-host and singer David Campbell was part of an auction prizer for an intimate acoustic set. The Australian Michael Buble, David actually performed for Jo’s 40th and she was hoping to win the auction but missed out this time. Nevertheless, I don’t think this will be the last time we see him…
Check out some of the fun pictures from the evening below!