dermaviduals | The Business of Skin

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‘The Business of Skin’ with your hosts Simone Vescio and Reika Roberts, is a podcast that looks at all things skin! Every month, Simone or Reika (and sometimes together), sit down with our special guests to chat about their inspiring stories, how their skin plays a part in their lives and share their practical, tried and tested tips for natural healthy skin. From world class TV hosts/journalists, entrepreneurs who are breaking barriers, authors challenging societal norms to chronic illness advocates making a difference, each episode will have you motivated, excited and even learning something new about your skin you might not have known. There are also special guest appearances from leading skin specialists in industry, who will pop by to share their insights and provide invaluable information on how to get the best out of your skin and for those working with skin, your clients! read less
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Naomi Sequeira | Career, Health and well-being
Dec 6 2022
Naomi Sequeira | Career, Health and well-being
Welcome to our last episode of 2022, with our wonderful guest Naomi Sequeira! An Australian actress, presenter and model who you may have seen in the smash-hit The Evermoor Chronicles which has aired in over 160 countries! Most recently, Naomi has filmed a teen comedy 'Finally Me’, the rom com 'A Royal in Paradise' & the Stan original series “Totally, completely fine”. She has collaborated with global brands like Netflix, Qantas and Sony Pictures and doesn’t look like she’s slowing down anytime soon.With such a diverse background, having a Filipino mother and Portuguese father, Naomi grew up in a big family being the fourth of five siblings! A Sydney girl at heart, Naomi loves travelling and being out with nature, especially as she is a huge animal lover! Her self-development journey in both her career and personal life has fuelled Naomi to take care of her body, mind, spirit and skin; keeping it as her top priority. Keep listening here to find out more!Follow Naomi on Instagram: @naomisequeiraThis episode is brought to you by the all new- dermaviduals silk pillowcases. Have a good night sleep and protect your skin and hair with the highest quality 100% Mulberry silk pillowcases. Wake up with fewer skin creases and no more hair frizz! Naturally hypoallergenic, our silk pillowcases help cool, soothe and retain skin moisture. Much more than just a‘look good’ addition to your bedroom! So find out how your dermaviduals silk pillowcase canhelp with your beauty sleep! To find out more, visit your closest dermaviduals skin clinic, by using our ‘Clinic Finder’.Visit the derma aesthetics website hereFollow dermaviduals on Instagram: @dermavidualsFollow dermaviduals on Facebook: @DermavidualsAustralasiaShow Hosts:Follow Simone on Instagram: @simone.dermavidualsFollow Reika on Instagram: @reikaroberts Thanks for tuning into ‘The Business of Skin’! Make sure you hit the subscribe or follow button to stay in the loop for future episodes.
Michael Brown | The Makeup Business, building a 20+ year career and the impact of emerging trends
Nov 12 2022
Michael Brown | The Makeup Business, building a 20+ year career and the impact of emerging trends
An exciting episode this month, we introduce the very talented Michael Brown, a celebrity makeup artist, who is also known as the ‘go-to guy’ in beauty. His makeup and beauty career started from his passion to help people feel and look good, no matter what their background, face structure, skin tone and skin concerns.You would have seen his work everywhere from Fashion Week runways to big brand campaigns, TV projects such as Australia’s Got Talent as well as penning for Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Marie Claire, to name a few. We were lucky to sit with Michael and chat about his early experiences in the beauty industry and how he navigated his way to be where he is today. Tune in to find out Michael’s thoughts on the impact of the different digital platforms available for the beauty industry to educate and help others, and how he has adapted to the revolving world of beauty and digital combined. LINKS:Michael Brown's website can be found hereFollow Michael on Instagram: @mbrown_beautyFor the month of November, find out how you cansupercharge your skincare results with serums! A comprehensive range with over forty serums to directly deliver to your targeted skin conditions, dermaviduals serums are packed with pure and active ingredients including vitamins, antioxidants, essential fatty acids and much more! To find out more, visit your closest dermaviduals skin clinic, by using our ‘Clinic Finder’. Visit the derma aesthetics website hereFollow dermaviduals on Instagram: @dermavidualsFollow dermaviduals on Facebook: @DermavidualsAustralasiaShow Hosts:Follow Simone on Instagram: @simone.dermavidualsFollow Reika on Instagram: @reikaroberts Thanks for tuning into ‘The Business of Skin’! Make sure you hit the subscribe or follow button to stay in the loop for future episodes.
Polly ‘PJ’ Harding | New beginnings…career, motherhood & skin confidence
Oct 10 2022
Polly ‘PJ’ Harding | New beginnings…career, motherhood & skin confidence
Today we are incredibly excited to have Polly Harding, better known as ‘PJ’, on the show! Known for her genuine, relatable and hilarious work on Australian and New Zealand radio, she is now living in New Zealand with her fiancé and beautiful baby boy, Charlie, who is only a few weeks old. We are very lucky to have Polly on the show so soon, as a new baby is not easy work by any means, but we cannot wait to share her story and have a few laughs with you all. We don’t want to give too much away, but here is a little sneak peak about Polly…With a career spanning over ten years in radio, Polly began working as a host on evenings and daytime radio in New Zealand, before meeting host Jase Hawkins. Together they co-hosted ZM’s National Drive and in 2018 they made the big move to Melbourne to host breakfast on KIIS. It wasn’t until April 2020, Polly decided to leave the show and make the move back home. Why? Well, if you haven’t heard, we will talk all about it in today’s episode. But, don’t be fooled, Polly is still hard at work on her own show called the PJ Podcast, which comes out weekly featuring guests from all walks of life. We don’t want to give it all away, so we will hear about this and lots more very soon…LINKS:Follow Polly Harding on Instagram: @pjdeejayFor the month of October purchase any of the 5 x Holidays Kits that are available: Repair Gift, Nourish Gift, Rebalance Gift, Care & Protect Gift and Clear Gift 150ml. To find out more, visit your closest dermaviduals skin clinic, by using our ‘Clinic Finder’. Visit the derma aesthetics website hereFollow dermaviduals on Instagram: @dermavidualsFollow dermaviduals on Facebook: @DermavidualsAustralasiaShow Hosts:Follow Simone on Instagram: @simone.dermavidualsFollow Reika on Instagram: @reikarobertsThanks for tuning into ‘The Business of Skin’! Make sure you hit the subscribe or follow button to stay in the loop for future episodes.
Emilia Victoria | The skin you’re in: Living with Endometriosis
Sep 5 2022
Emilia Victoria | The skin you’re in: Living with Endometriosis
Welcome to a special episode on the Business of Skin. Brittany Vescio, the General Manager of derma aesthetics will be your host for this episode. We are discussing a topic very close to Brittany’s heart, Endometriosis, which she was diagnosed with 8 years ago. Brittany chats with, Emilia Victoria, who has made an incredible impact as an Endometriosis advocate raising awareness on a disease that is not only excruciatingly debilitating, but little still remains known about this condition. After an 11 year journey, Emilia was diagnosed with Endometriosis in 2018. Shortly after she launched her Instagram platform @livingwithendometriosis__ with the purpose of raising awareness for the condition. Emilia is working to spread awareness & support those living with Endometriosis or struggling to get a diagnosis, women who are on a journey to conceive or are navigating motherhood with a chronic illness, plus those dealing with medical trauma and much more. Today on the show Emilia will share her journey to diagnosis, her advocacy work, motherhood, trying to conceive and her skin journey throughout it all. We will also chat about the future of Endometriosis and what others should know. LINKS:Emilia’s website can be found here!Follow Emilia Victoria on Instagram: @livingwithendometriosis__Check out Emilia’s podcast called, No Such Thing as TMI onApple and Spotify!For the month of September purchase the DMS Mask with Vitamins and Sunscreen SPF15 to receive 20% off! To find out more, visit your closest dermaviduals skin clinic, by using our ‘Clinic Finder’. Visit the derma aesthetics website here Follow dermaviduals on Instagram: @dermavidualsFollow dermaviduals on Facebook: @DermavidualsAustralasiaShow Hosts:Follow Simone on Instagram: @simone.dermavidualsFollow Reika on Instagram: @reikarobertsThanks for tuning into ‘The Business of Skin’! Make sure you hit the subscribe or follow button to stay in the loop for future episodes.
DJ Tigerlily | Behind the decks - Building a brand, conscious living & skin wellness
Aug 1 2022
DJ Tigerlily | Behind the decks - Building a brand, conscious living & skin wellness
This month Reika talks with none other than, DJ Tigerlily, also known as Dara Lawson, who is a well-known DJ, producer and wellness enthusiast from Sydney, Australia. Her music career has gone from strength to strength where she now plays to tens of thousands of people around the world including Australia, the US, Asia and Europe. Constantly working to develop her music, Dara delivers memorable performances that are absolutely electrifying.Also, a talented businesswoman, Dara has gone on to grow her business and now works with brands such as JBL and Hard Fizz, to name just a few. Alongside her creative work, Dara is paving the way for change working as an animal and environmental advocate, which you may have seen on her Instagram account, Our Sole Purpose. You do not want to miss this episode where we discuss everything from Dara’s music career, building a brand, advocacy work and then we get into all things skin. From long haul flights, the demands of stage work, the wedding, and daily life; we get the down-low on how Dara’s skin looks so incredible! Tune in to hear Dara’s inspiring story and her advice for getting skin that glows. LINKS:DJ Tigerlily’s website can be found here!Follow DJ Tigerlily on Instagram: @djtigerlilyFollow Our Sole Purpose on Instagram: @our.sole.purposeFor the month of August purchase any 150ml Cleanser to receive a FREE Cleansing Cloth that will gently aid your cleanse. To find out more, visit your closest dermaviduals skin clinic, by using our ‘Clinic Finder’. Visit the derma aesthetics website here Follow dermaviduals on Instagram: @dermavidualsFollow dermaviduals on Facebook: @DermavidualsAustralasiaShow Hosts:Follow Simone on Instagram: @simone.dermavidualsFollow Reika on Instagram: @reikaroberts Thanks for tuning into ‘The Business of Skin’! Make sure you hit the subscribe or follow button to stay in the loop for future episodes.
Gemma Watts | The business of Glow & the future of skin
Jul 5 2022
Gemma Watts | The business of Glow & the future of skin
On this month’s podcast, Simone Vescio is talking with Gemma Watts, who is an incredibly talented journalist, presenter, podcast host, beauty influencer and businesswoman, working across fashion and beauty. Gemma has been working in the Australian media landscape since 2012 for over five years, having worked simultaneously as a contributing Beauty Writer and eventually Editor for L’Oréal Paris Australia’s advertorial website.  In 2016 Gemma launched, Glow Journal, which is an editorial platform featuring only the very best in beauty. Not long after, the Glow Journal Podcast was launched in 2018, which takes listeners on a behind the scenes look at the business of beauty with company founders. Gemma also directs, Glow Journal Creative, a boutique copywriting studio that specialises in Australian beauty, design and wellness.  This is a jam-packed, feature length episode as we breakdown Gemma’s career from the early days to making the leap to freelance. We then dive right into skincare and chat about her experience with the dermaviduals products, plus Gemma’s thoughts on the future of skincare.LINKS:Gemma’s website, Glow Journal, can be found here!Follow Gemma on Instagram: @gemkwatts@glow.journal@glow.journal.creativeFor the month of July we have a 20% off all MTS-Rollers and Epi products! To find out more, visit your closest dermaviduals skin clinic, by using our ‘Clinic Finder’. Visit the derma aesthetics website here Follow dermaviduals on Instagram: @dermavidualsFollow dermaviduals on Facebook: @DermavidualsAustralasiaShow Hosts:Follow Simone on Instagram: @simone.dermavidualsFollow Reika on Instagram: @reikaroberts Thanks for tuning into ‘The Business of Skin’! Make sure you hit the subscribe or follow button to stay in the loop for future episodes.
Natalie Barr | The Big Announcement
Jun 1 2022
Natalie Barr | The Big Announcement
This month, both Simone and Reika are on the podcast together, to welcome back a past guest to the show and make a big announcement that you will not want to miss! It has been a little over a year, but in such a short period of time Natalie Barr has gone from strength to strength. Now a co-host on Australia’s favourite breakfast TV show, Sunrise, we catchup up with Nat to chat about her new role, recent Oscar’s experience, dermaviduals skin journey and we have some fun at the end with a round of ten quick questions. For those who may have missed our last episode with Nat, we have included a link in the show notes below. The previous episode covers the early days of her career all the way through to her role as Sunrise News Presenter, just before she became the co-host of Sunrise. Reika and Nat chat about balancing work and family, social media challenges and how her dermaviduals journey began. LINKS:Follow Nat on Instagram: @natalie_barr7 For the month of June we have 10% OFF all dermaviduals products! To find out more, visit your closest dermaviduals skin clinic, by using our ‘Clinic Finder’. Previous episode with Nat (Episode 10, March 2021) can be found here! Visit the derma aesthetics website here Follow dermaviduals on Instagram: @dermavidualsFollow dermaviduals on Facebook: @DermavidualsAustralasiaShow Hosts:Follow Simone on Instagram: @simone.dermavidualsFollow Reika on Instagram: @reikarobertsThanks for tuning into ‘The Business of Skin’! Make sure you hit the subscribe or follow button to stay in the loop for future episodes.
Sophie Chung | Real, relatable & unapologetically honest
May 2 2022
Sophie Chung | Real, relatable & unapologetically honest
This month Reika chats with Sophie Chung, beauty & lifestyle influencer, editor and entrepreneur. Residing in Auckland, New Zealand, Sophie has created a loyal following, through her polished aesthetic, carefully curated content and relatable posts.  Away from the ‘gram’, Sophie works as a beauty editor for M2woman Magazine. Published quarterly in New Zealand, the magazine showcases engaging content across an array of topics including fashion, beauty, lifestyle, health and thought pieces in the areas of success, leadership and diversity. Doubling down on her work as an editor, Sophie now adds entrepreneur to her resume, having launched her own business, Chatty Chums, in 2016. The online publication focuses on beauty and lifestyle, delivering intelligently curated content, including reviews, interviews and gritty stories. We will be chatting about all this and much more with Sophie on this episode as we get to know her career, lessons learned, challenges faced, plus we will discuss SKIN in depth. LINKS:Sophie’s website, Chatty Chums, can be found here.Follow Sophie on Instagram: @oheyitsfifiFollow Chatty Chums on Instagram:@chattychumsFor this month only,  Süüsmoon Lotion N is 20% off at your nearest dermaviduals skin clinic. To find out more, visit your closest dermaviduals skin clinic, by using our ‘Clinic Finder’. Visit the derma aesthetics website here Follow dermaviduals on Instagram: @dermavidualsFollow dermaviduals on Facebook: @DermavidualsAustralasiaShow Hosts:Follow Simone on Instagram: @simone.dermavidualsFollow Reika on Instagram: @reikarobertsThanks for tuning into ‘The Business of Skin’! Make sure you hit the subscribe or follow button to stay in the loop for future episodes.
Asha Evertsz | Skin care from inside out, to outside in
Apr 4 2022
Asha Evertsz | Skin care from inside out, to outside in
On this episode we will be talking to Asha Evertsz who is a leader in natural skin therapy with expertise in corneotherapy, as an experienced Corneotherapist and facialist, plus also a certified naturopath. Having struggled with cystic acne and pigmentation, Asha set out to successfully overcome her own skin issues. With an in-depth and personal understanding of acne, Asha now works with her clients at her clinic in Melbourne, The Clear Skin Experts, to overcome not only acne, but many other skin conditions and concerns. Simone Vescio sits down with Asha to discuss:Holistic Skin Therapy ~ understanding acne causes/triggers, treatment options, what beauty products to avoid and those to use, managing stress + lots more!Naturopathy, nutrition + testing ~ treatment options, diet + some fun tips & tricks.Plus, we hear about Asha’s career, surviving COVID as a small business & her favourite go-to recipes!LINKS:Asha’s website, The Clear Skin Experts, can be found here.Follow The Clear Skin Experts on Instagram: @clearskin_experts Follow Asha on Instagram: @the_acne_activist_For this month only, purchase a 200ml Body Lotion, and receive a FREE hand cream and cosmetic case, to continue  the love for your skin at home. To find out more, visit your closest dermaviduals skin clinic, by using our ‘Clinic Finder’. Visit the derma aesthetics website here Follow dermaviduals on Instagram: @dermavidualsFollow dermaviduals on Facebook: @DermavidualsAustralasiaShow Hosts:Follow Simone on Instagram: @simone.dermavidualsFollow Reika on Instagram: @reikarobertsThanks for tuning into ‘The Business of Skin’! Make sure you hit the subscribe or follow button to stay in the loop for future episodes.
Shelly Horton | Skin that doesn't lie
Feb 28 2022
Shelly Horton | Skin that doesn't lie
This week, Reika talks with journalist, TV presenter, MC, and owner of ShellShocked media, Shelly Horton. With an amazing career spanning over twenty-eight years, Shelly is known for her authenticity, honesty and cheeky humour . Forging her own path in media, Shelly is now a regular commentator on Channel 9’s Today Show and Today Extra. Plus a columnist and lifestyle host for 9Honey, as well as juggling her other projects. This episode Reika and Shelly will be talking about:How Shelly’s career all started and the biggest challenges faced!What ‘skin confidence’ means to Shelly and the impact that has had in her onscreen roles.We also get into the nitty gritty and discuss her daily skin routine and her go to skincare products and why she chooses to use them. Later on we will talk about women’s health, how it is incredibly underfunded, with a focus on perimenopause and how this has affected Shelly’s daily life and skin. Because as most of us know, what happens inside us is sure to make its way through to our skin’s surface. LINKS:Shelly’s courses in media & presentation training at Shell Shocked Media can be found here! Follow Shelly on Instagram: @shellyhorton1For this month only, purchase an Individual Mask and receive a complementary at home facial kit, to continue  the love for your skin at home. To find out more, visit your closest dermaviduals skin clinic, but using our ‘Clinic Finder’. Visit the derma aesthetics website here Follow dermaviduals on Instagram: @dermavidualsFollow dermaviduals on Facebook: @DermavidualsAustralasiaShow Hosts:Follow Simone on Instagram: @simone.dermavidualsFollow Reika on Instagram: @reikarobertsThanks for tuning into ‘The Business of Skin’! Make sure you hit the subscribe or follow button to stay in the loop for future episodes.
Lia Trebilcock | Skin Needling 101
Feb 6 2022
Lia Trebilcock | Skin Needling 101
Today we are very excited to have Lia Trebilcock back on the show with us! Lia has been a leader in the Skin Industry for over 18 years. Lia’s passion for skin and working with skin conditions began while she owned her own clinic and worked alongside Naturopaths to get to the bottom of skin imbalances. Using a combination of nutritional support, professional treatments and home care to create healthy, vibrant and balanced skin.  Today, we are going to focus on Collagen Induction Therapy, also known as skin needling.  Lia’s experience with CIT spans over a decade, from home rolling to automation.  Having worked and trained with multiple devices, Lia now only uses Exceed Medical Micro Needling, distributed by us here, at derma aesthetics.  Later in our podcast I am sure we will find out why this is her device of choice! LINKS:Lia’s courses in Skin Needling at Skin Education International can be found hereFollow Lia on Instagram: @skin_education_international_For the month of February only, we have a special opening order offer for the EXCEED Medical Micro Needling Device, that can be found on our website: www.dermaviduals.com.au/exceed To locate you closest skin clinic offering the EXCEED micro needling treatment please use our clinic finder on the derma aesthetics homepageVisit the derma aesthetics website here Follow dermaviduals on Instagram: @dermavidualsFollow dermaviduals on Facebook: @DermavidualsAustralasiaShow Hosts:Follow Simone on Instagram: @simone.dermavidualsFollow Reika on Instagram: @reikarobertsThanks for tuning into ‘The Business of Skin’! Make sure you hit the subscribe or follow button to stay in the loop for future episodes.
Margaret Walsh: derma aesthetics Australasia | How to actively lead your team!
Oct 12 2021
Margaret Walsh: derma aesthetics Australasia | How to actively lead your team!
Today we welcome ‘Recent Hall of Fame’ Recipient, Margaret Walsh;  one of the most globally well-respected skincare experts. Margaret has been instrumental with so many developments in the field of skin-through your pioneering work with the New Zealand Association of Beauty Therapists, pro-actively working with students as they learn the tricks of the trade, your never-ending commitment to training in the skin treatment clinic, and of course continual extension to post graduate education by working closely with industry experts such as Florence Barrett-Hill, or as you say, Number One! Margaret, you are an exceptionally experienced educator, trainer and business consultant; and you have an insatiable passion for people and learning. It’s interesting to know this stems from earlier training qualifying as a teacher, before attaining Honours in Beauty Therapy and post graduate qualifications longer than your arm! Entering the skin treatment industry with gusto, you quickly went on to open the award winning beauty therapy and hairdressing business; Face and Body in Titirangi, Auckland.Sharing all of these skills and passion as Margaret Walsh Consulting, the goal is to see beauty therapy businesses grow and thrive, working with them to create winning business systems, train and develop their team, and attract and retain the right customers.Margaret is also the only licensed New Zealand distributor for the OBSERV Visual Skin Diagnostic Tool, a revolutionary product developed in Europe. I know many of our dermaviduals Partner clinics are in possession of one of these and agree it is revolutionary to the Skincare industry to be able to see beneath the skin..