Divine Skin and Beauty

Taranaki Skin and Beauty specialists

Why we love emerginC

There are SO many reason why I love emerginC… infact there is over 8 years of reasons why I love emerginC!

I have been working with this range almost as long as I have been a beauty therapist. Besides from the fact I have been able to achieve AMAZING results from this range for my clients.



There is a few deeper reasons as to why I love this range with a passion. In this blog I want to share with you some of those reasons and teach you a few things you may not know about the amazing emerginC skin care range.

The emerginC brand is a simple story of emerging. The journey began in 1996 with one of the most stable and effective vitamin C serums to emerge on the beauty market. Now at that time this was an amazing achievement in itself, the industry had just began to find out how wonderful Vitamin C was as an ingredient for skin health and treatment for various skin conditions, but because vitamin C oxidises (goes off) so fast if its not encapsulated correctly there was lots of issues utilising this ingredient in some skin care products.

At that time they had no formal marketing plan or even an office, just a Manhattan studio apartment.The buzz about the VitaminC product began to spread and emerginC started to grow by word of mouth. More products emerged— two, then four, then eight, some amazing facials and body treatments and now the range has approximately 80 products, for all skin types, and all the while, they never compromised their commitment to quality and effectiveness.

emerginC work’s with top chemists, state-of-the-art labs incorporating clinically proven cosmeceutical and medical-grade ingredients, active botanicals and marine extracts, and are always on the lookout for new technologies to ensure that, no matter the environment, your skin radiates and the best of you keeps emerging.

The emerginC green incentive – Now this is one of the reasons I love emerginC so much. They have taken an industry leading role in giving back and sustainability, with the beauty industry-first “buy one, plant one” tree planting program.

Trees are essential for life. They provide us with Oxygen, store carbon and stabilise soil. They are the biggest plants and longest living species on earth. They connect the past with the present. They provide us with tools and shelter.

emerginC and you help better our planet by planting a viable, indigenous tree in a non harvest location for EVERY RETAIL SIZE product sold, Click here for more information.

emerginC strives to implement environmentally friendlily practises


They started the emerginBees bee habitat initiative as well as the emerginCeeds organic vegetable program, while taking pains to source ethically and sustainably wherever possible, including the use of fair trade ingredients.  And they have long ago emerged from that studio apartment. They now have a headquarters in their own wind-powered building near the waterfront in Brooklyn, with weekly yoga classes, rooftop vegetables, flowers, and chickens that give organic eggs all year round….. How cool is that!!!! If thats not “practise what you preach” then I don’t know what is!

The office runs on 100% windmill generated power and approximately 80% of emerginC is manufactured using wind power.

  • No synthetic colours or fragrance
  • Not tested on animals
  • Paraben free

Today, emerginC has emerged into tops spas in many counties around the world. They deliver the results you deserve, all with an eye to sustainability, giving back, nourishing your skin and your spirits, lighting the way for a better community all of us to emerge. 

The essence of emerginC is still emerging.

I have had the pleasure of meeting the lovely founder + CEO, Ian Lirenman twice over my 8 years as a emerginC therapist, here he is below planting Pok Choi on the emerginC rooftop garden in Brooklyn, NY. (Check out how good his skin looks!!!)


For more information on emerginC or if you are interested in finding the perfect products to suit your skin care please feel free to send me a message here.

Tegan xxx

Skin Nutrition: Dermo-nutrition

This is an area that I am very passionate about! I truly believe for beautiful healthy skin you have to use good quality skin care products, with a high potency, stable active ingredients, AND! consume good quality food, with high, clean energy.

Dermo-nutrition is a modern science highlighting the link between food and our skin’s appearance or “beauty”. While nutritional deficiencies can be easily seen on the face, improving our eating habits can change this with equally visible results.

Now I haven’t always been very good with my eating (and I still have my bad days!) as you can see from these pictures below. The first photo is of me from 2006, this is the ONLY photo I have of myself at this size, as i didn’t enjoy having my photo taken ( this is from a family photo, my mum made me take haha)

I weighed a hefty 99.9Kg, which is quite a lot for my 163cm frame.

The second photo is the most recent photo of me at a friends wedding, weighing 75Kg, (still a little while to go) but as you can see from the picture a lot more happy and healthy :)

Eating for the health of my skin and my body, is a journey that I have been on for the last 7-8 years, which was around the time I began my beauty therapy training and started to learn in more detail about the cells that make up our body and skin. I began to really appreciate that old saying “you are what you eat”. Literally our entire body is made from the food we choose to consume. Every 28 days roughly) our skin cells turn over, so if your skin and nails are looking dull and lackluster, you have the food you ate 28 days before to thank for their appearance.

I now ask myself almost every time I choose to eat something;

  “will this food nourish & better my body”

If the answer is no, I think to myself, what is the benefit in eating this. Sometimes this is enough to not eat the food, or other times if I’m craving a piece of chocolate cake, l will eat it, but it is ALWAYS a conscious choice.

Eating trends change over the years – and with it, the impact on health, skin and beauty.

About 10-15 years ago we had a “Fat free” epidemic. I know from personal experience how effective this type of marketing is for weight loss. The word on the street was, fat is the enemy. If you wanted to be thin, eating any type of fats (even the good sources) was a NO NO! I will explain in more detail in my Omega 3 & 6 blog, how very important consuming healthy fats daily are for our skin and bodies. I always know the clients who have very fat restricted diets, it’s literally written all over the skin. I will explain the signs to look for.

Because eating healthy good food is very important to me, I am writing a chain of blogs based around the six most important vitamins and minerals for skin beauty and health, and because they are so amazing! they deserve their own individual blog!



-Vitamin A


-Omega 3 & 6


This science really shines a light on our eating habits, and does render us to ask the question. “Will this food nourish & better my body”