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I am Debbie McGregor, owner and founder of Total Body Concept. I started the skincare clinic and day spa back in 1993. Welcome to my blog about fostering a holistic, more positive outlook on life. I have just started on my new life's mission to become a motivational speaker, and this blog will follow this journey. Enjoy!

This is a place where I would like to share my knowledge on everything from skincare and inner health to holistic living and the importance of meditation, creative visualisation and affirmations. Nothing in life is by chance – and in this blog I’ll tell you why. Come and join me as we learn to Live the Balance.

Ultraceuticals Derma Needling System 0.2mm for use at home

17th November 2019
Ultraceuticals Derma Needling System 0.2mm for use at home

Are you ready to enhance your at-home skincare regime? Try this Ultra Derma Needling system, and you’ll be bound to see an improvement in skin texture and firmness, and a reduction in the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and scars for an overall more youthful appearance.

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Target wrinkles and firm your skin with Thalgo's anti-ageing Silicium range

12th November 2019
Target wrinkles and firm your skin with Thalgo's anti-ageing Silicium range

Thalgo’s anti-ageing Silicium Marin range is yet another transformative selection of skincare products inspired by the ocean, specifically formulated to target deep wrinkles and correct loss of firmness. This range is the perfect anti-ageing solution with Silicium encapsulated in micro-sponges for a slow release, and Silicium grafted onto plumping Hyaluronic Acid.

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Toneya & Fran in Auckland

30th October 2019
Toneya & Fran in Auckland

Here at Total Body Concept, Laser and IPL technologies and their safe use are integral to the skincare services we offer. That’s why last month we sent our wonderful Toneya and Fran to Auckland for a NZ Laser and IPL Training workshop. 

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Natural radiance with Thalgo's BB Cream

28th October 2019
Natural radiance with Thalgo's BB Cream

For effortless style and the supreme “no make-up look” we recommend Thalgo’s BB Cream! This illuminating multi-perfection cream is a blend of 24H hydration, marine “airbrush” effect particles and BB Cream goodness. A hybrid product created exclusively by Thalgo, this cream reveals dewy skin with a natural look.

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Event-worthy skin: Tips to ensure your skin's radiant for every Spring event

16th October 2019
Event-worthy skin: Tips to ensure your skin's radiant for every Spring event

Canterbury’s Spring event calendar is just brimming with affairs! With New Zealand Cup and Show Week on the horizon its various parties, events, races and shows it’s no wonder your diaries are filling up fast. Not to mention the Christchurch Heritage Festival, SCAPE Public Art Season, Diwali, Christmas in the Park and the many more events included in Christchurch’s new spring celebration Bloom!

There’s an abundance of reasons to get dressed up and glamorous this season, and that means having healthy, radiant skin to match your suave party looks!

Check out our top tips for getting spring event ready here...

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Drink your collagen: Thalgo’s Collagène 5000

14th October 2019
Drink your collagen: Thalgo’s Collagène 5000

Thalgo's nutricosmetics innovation, Collagène 5000, is a ready-to drink, comprehensive wrinkle correction solution designed to replenish your skin from the inside out. Incorporating the latest scientific findings around the oxidative processes responsible for cell ageing, the exclusive solution contains 5,000mg of easily assimilated Marine Collagen Hydrolysate and AGE PROTECT Complex comprised of Vitamin C and Selenium helping to protect the cells from oxidative stress.

A true time defying formula!

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Eyes are the window to the soul: how to brighten yours with Thalgo

11th October 2019
Eyes are the window to the soul: how to brighten yours with Thalgo

We all know the age old saying “eyes are the window to the soul” so why not give the skin around your eyes some extra love and care to reflect the remarkable nature of your soul within.

The skin around your eyes is extra special - it’s less dense than other skin on your face, has the potential to be more sensitive and can be one of the first areas to show ageing. No wonder our eye area needs plenty of loving attention! Check out all the best eye-care products and treatments from Thalgo below, and brighten the windows to your soul!

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From Winter to Spring: 6 ways to change up your skincare with the seasons

24th September 2019
From Winter to Spring: 6 ways to change up your skincare with the seasons

Spring skin on your mind? The cold, brisk temperatures have finally eased, and with them our dreary winter moods and dry, itchy skin. Lathering up with thick moisturisers, serums, balms and oils may have been the best for your skin over the past season, but with the increasing temperatures and humidity we think your skincare will be in need of a reboot! Here are 6 top tips to get you spring skin ready!

Exfoliate.
Being exposed to the harsh winter elements can cause a season-long buildup on the skin. Things like dead skin cells, leftover product, and environmental toxins. Best start the new season with a fresh canvas, so grab your favourite exfoliant and get scrubbing (gently of course)! Consider using Ultraceuticals Gentle Exfoliating Gel, Thalgo Resurfacing Cream or trying treatments like Microdermabrasion or an Exfoliati... Continue reading

Sydney Trip to Ultraceuticals with Debbie, Paula & Annabel

22nd September 2019
Sydney Trip to Ultraceuticals with Debbie, Paula & Annabel

Our wonderful TBC representatives Debbie, Paula and Annabel traversed the Tasman Sea earlier this September to visit our wonderful partner Ultraceuticals at their headquarters in Sydney. A lot was learnt and many adventures had, as you’ll be able to see in the following photo story!

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Microscopically clean skin with Ultra Protective Antioxidant Complex

22nd September 2019
Microscopically clean skin with Ultra Protective Antioxidant Complex

Say no to pollutants damaging your skin, and yes to microscopically clean skin with Ultra Protective Antioxidant Complex! A true pocket-sized hero, the Ultra Protective Antioxidant Complex ensures your skin is powerfully protected and safe from all the environmental nasties you’re exposed to throughout the day, leaving your skin and pores free from dirt to the microscopic level!

This advanced serum is formulated with a powerful complex of antioxidants including Silymarin (Milk Thistle), a Vitamin C derivative, Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid, and is designed to be used seamlessly alongside your daily SPF protection. SPF protects against UV damage and the Ultra Protective Antioxidant Complex, adds further protection against other non-UV environmental stressors, minimising toxic free radical damage and in turn, premature skin aging.

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