March Newsletter

Stocktake Clearance & HOT Clarins, Priori & EA Pro Specials

Divine Serum

HALF PRICE on gorgeous anti-aging serum by certified organic skincare brand, Divine. Age Defying Gel Serum was $115, now just $57.50

Clarins Men

30% off Clarins Men products and gift packs. POPULAR: Clarins Men Smooth Shave – limited quantities left. First in first served!

Purchase any TWO Clarins products and receive 20% off! Plus go in the draw to WIN a one of two day spa packs (valued at over $300!)

Offer valid until the 31st of March 2019.

Purchase any TWO Priori OR Elizabeth Arden PRO products and receive 20% off! Plus go in the draw to WIN a course of six Peel Treatments (valued at $486!)

Offer valid until the 31st of March 2019.

NEW Priori natural range, using their Triple Tumeric Complex, launching soon! Shhh!

NEW Clarins Joli Rouge lipstick shades, in store NOW (with more shades launching in July, shhh!).

NEW Clarins products arriving April and July! Shhh!

Arriving mid April: Extra Firming Phyto Serum, Extra Firming Eye Cream, Ombre Velvet/Satin/Sparkle Eyeshadow, Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil, Wonder Perfect Mascara 4D

Arriving mid July: Super Restorative Rose Radiance Day Cream, V-Shaping Facial Lift, Instant Poreless Makeup Base, 2-in-1 Highlighter & Blush Sticks, Joli Rouge Lacquer

30% OFF Discontinued Clarins Products:

Extra Firming Tightening Lift Botanical Serum
Extra Firming Eye Lifting Perfecting Serum
Extra Firming Eye Wrinkle Smoothing Cream
Shaping Facial Lift
Ombre Matte Eyeshadow
Ombre Iridiscente Eyeshadow
Crayon Khol Long Lasting Eye Pencil (CLIENT FAVOURITE – stock up now!!!)
Black Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil
Wonder Perfect Mascara

Get in quick – once they’re gone, they’re gone!          

Yes! We courier out product! Free shipping within central Auckland.Call us on 096258909 or email to place an order or book an appointment.

January Newsletter

Happy New Year!  We hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, and a relaxing holiday break.  We’re looking forward to taking care of you this year, and we’ve put together a few specials to get your 2019 off to a fabulous start.

See you soon,

The Team at First Impressions.

Power of Three Facial $180

1.  Resurface, brighten and deep cleanse.  Choose from a Peel (NEW Priori Superceutical Peel available) or Microdermabrasion.
2.  Omnilux Light Therapy.  Enjoy a luxurious massage while the Omni Light boosts collagen production, and increases circulation, bringing oxygen and nutrients to the skin for a plumped up, youthful complexion.
3.  NEW Priori Decoded Hydrofill Masque deeply replenishes, smooths and tightens.  Finishes with a vitamin ampoule to give your skin an extra boost.  Voila… you’re good to glow.

We’ve put together this special facial specifically to give your skin a boost after all the sun, sea and heat of summer.  This limited edition facial is available through to the end of February.

Brazilian Wax

Valentine’s Day is coming up! $10 off brazilians until Saturday the 16th of Feb.

Mini Mani & Mini Pedi

Cut, file, buff and paint for beautiful fingers and toes. $89 special until the end of Feb.

Clarins Makeover

Want to refresh your look?  After some tips and tricks on makeup that accentuates your features?  Interested in playing with the newest Clarins makeup releases?

Book in with the fabulous Eleanor any Saturday in February for a mini makeover. $50, redeemable on the purchase of Clarins makeup products on the day.


Call to book on 09 625 8909 or email

NEW TREATMENT Light Fusion Omnilux Mask

NEW OMNILUX HYROGEL MASK: Skincare in a whole new light 

Research has shown that skincare products used during and after Omilux LED phototherapy are better absorbed by the skin, producing more visible results than if used alone. Photobiologists and dermatologists have now developed the lightfusion™ Hydrogel Mask which works in harmony with Omnilux™.

The lightfusion photofacial mask enhances the results of Omnilux phototherapy by allowing the maximum penetration of light photons into the skin, while delivering the key skincare ingredients.

Contains active ingredients of marine collagen, green tea extract and seaweed that enhance and accelerate the results of the Omnilux photofacial. Hydrates, cools and softens skin before, during and after treatment.

$38 added onto any Omnilux Facial.

Omnilux Half Hour Facial $100

Micro & Omni $150.

Click here to browse our full range of Omnilux Facials.

NEW Priori Superceutical Peel & Power Peel Courses

NEW Priori Superceutical Peel

Due to the dramatic volumizing and illuminating effect of this peel, this treatment is perfect as a ‘beauty-flash’ treatment, offering the ultimate ‘red-carpet’ finish. Additionally, due to the BHA as well as pure lactic acid, it also makes for a wonderful treatment with acne management and rosacea. Gentle, yet improving skin texture, this peel is also anti-bacterial and improves scar issue with the collagen response.

Clients with pigmentation, deep lines and wrinkles, sun damage, acne scar tissue, and irregular skin texture. Due to the % of lactic acid, this will really improve the hyaluronic response and also boost collagen to give a beautifully illuminated, volumized result to all skins.

Purchase any two of the NEW Priori Decoded skincare products, and receive a Priori Superceutical Peel FREE!

Offer to be redeemed until August 31st. Add on an Omnilux Light for $70 to enhance your results. Priori Superceutical Peel usually $90, or $150 with Omnilux.

NEW Priori Power Peel Courses

To dramatically transform your skin this winter, we have put together some exclusive Priori Decoded courses for 2018. These anti-ageing and correctional courses will resurface the skin, healing, smoothing, and hydrating, for a brighter, plumper appearance.

We know your time is valuable, so we’ve put together a Priori Power Peel Express Course consisting of one peel per week, for six weeks. With just a half-hour booking time, this is an economic way to make over your skin, just in time for spring.

Course consists of six Priori Superceutical Peels, one per week for six weeks. 30 minutes booking time.
486 (10% OFF! Value $540). Offer valid until the 31st of August 2018.

For our ladies waning to really boost their collagen production by combining the new Priori Superceutical Peel with the magic of Omnilux Light Therapy, we have created the Priori Power Peel & Light Course. Experience a Priori Superceutical Peel with an Omnilux Light Therapy treatment once a week, for six weeks, with an additional

Omnilux Light Therapy Facial once a fortnight for the duration of the course.

Course consists of six Priori Superceutical Peels and nine Omnilux Light Therapy treatments over six weeks.
900 (Usually $1200, SAVE $300!) Offer valid until the 31st of August 2018.


NEW Priori skincare range; PRIORI DECODED

Introducing the new Priori skincare range; PRIORI DECODED. This cutting-edge skincare range is in salon NOW, and we couldn’t be more excited to present it to you.

For over ten years, Priori has pushed boundaries in skincare innovation and technology.

Priori was developed by the world’s leading cosmeceuticals research scientist, Joe Lewis, who has been creating advanced skincare breakthroughs since the early 1980s. Joe Lewis remains Priori’s ‘Science & Innovation Advisor’, at the helm of a team of skincare industry veterans creating the latest bio-technology to respond to skin chemistry, environment, nutrition and genetics.

Respecting the individuality of each person’s skin condition, Priori skincare recognises and treats all ages, skin types and conditions. The Priori Decoded range of adaptive skincare products bring ideal skin to every client, individually.


What is Adaptive Skincare?
Formulated with a clear understanding of skin biology and the changes influenced by physical well-being, environment and daily variables, all Priori products feature multi-layered ingredient technology that provides the perfect balance between essential skin nutrients and advanced actives. This science-based approach enables your skin to pull exactly what it needs, exactly when it needs it, so that you can expect maximum benefits resulting in your ideal skin. This is Adaptive Skincare.


Q+SOD Complex – Superceutical Formula
The ultimate antioxidant protection for modern-day skin needs. Highly concentrated SOD (Super Oxide Dismutase) plus CoQ10 work to mimic natural-to-skin antioxidants, to offer supreme correction and protection to our cells, without any sensitivity. 

Botanical Complex – Natural Formula
Offers the skin over 30 antioxidants and polyphenols working in a broad-spectrum cover for the skin. Ultimate daytime shield and repair plus protection– flooding the skin with natural anti-inflammatory, brightening, de-pigmenting and antioxidant benefits.

LCA Complex – Core Formula
Offers skin superior, damage-free exfoliation, hydration and normalization to all skins and conditions. Prepares the skin for best results, whilst increasing the natural hyaluronic response in the skin. Improves hydration, texture, volume and condition.

DNA Enzyme Complex – Superceutical Formula
Acts just as our skin DNA enzymes would; cuts out and repairs damage done to the skin’s DNA. Leaves the skin able to function correctly, neutralizing damage. The ultimate ‘insurance policy’ ingredients for your skin. 

Advanced Moisture Complex – Core Formula
Glycerin, Sodium PCA, Trehalose and Sodium Hyaluronate all in one advanced moisturizing complex. This complex has an intense hydrating activity in the skin for up to 24 hours, addressing different causes of dry, dehydrated skin conditions and improving the skin barrier.


TTC Complex – Natural Formula
Triple Turmeric Complex; an exclusive, highly potent antioxidant blend. This all-natural ingredient is a synergistic blend of 3 kinds of colourless turmeric root blended together for added potency and efficacy PLUS green tea, grape seed and liquorice to create a unique powerhouse antioxidant blend. (Arriving Late 2018.)



  • LCA Gentle Cleanser
  • LCA 2xfoliant Peel + Scrub
  • LCA Eye Serum
  • LCA Skin Renewal Crème
  • LCA Barrier Restore Complexe


  • DNA Recovery Serum
  • Q+SOD Active Cleanser
  • Q+SOD Eye Crème
  • Q+SOD Brightening Serum
  • Q+SOD Moisturising Crème


  • Priori Mineral Makeup SPF15


Purchase any TWO Priori Decoded products and receive a Priori Superceutical Peel FREE! ($90 value). Option to add-on Omnilux Light Therapy for $70.

Contact us now to book on 096258909 or at


Collagen Induction Therapy

First Impressions – Introduces a BRAND-NEW TREATMENT

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) or Dermal Micro-Needling

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), also known as dermal micro-needling, is a safe, non-invasive method of treating fine lines, wrinkles, scars and now even hair loss. The modern derma roller uses tiny titanium or stainless steel needles mounted on a roller with a handle. The device is rolled methodically over the skin so that it makes small punctures in the epidermis. The needles used are very fine and discomfort is minimal. A local topical anaesthetic or ice can be used to minimize discomfort, but most patients do not find this necessary.

The skin has three layers: the epidermis, the dermis, and the innermost fat layer. Two important proteins of the skin are collagen and elastin. Collagen makes up almost 80% of the skin’s dry weight, while elastin makes up 4%.

The dermis contains the skin’s collagen layer. Collagen and elastin are vital for the youthful and plump appearance of the skin. Everyday damage caused by sun and pollution can break down collagen and elastin. Wrinkles form when collagen fibres and elastin in the deeper layers of the skin can no longer stretch and contract. With age, the dermis also loses collagen and elastin, and the skin gets thinner. When this happens, the dermis cannot supply enough moisture to the epidermis. As well, the fat in the subcutaneous layer that gives skin its radiance begins to disappear.

The American Academy of Dermatology attributes 90–95 percent of skin aging to sun exposure (in NZ we have the HIGHEST UV EXPOSURE IN THE WORLD due to the hole in the ozone directly above us). Sun exposure drastically affects the collagen fibres in the dermis. A lack of collagen is not only responsible for wrinkles and fine lines, it is also the cause of many scars.

This is where Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) and a derma roller come into play. The process of puncturing the skin stimulates a healing response and the body responds by producing natural collagen. In fact, micro needling has been shown to increase your collagen production by 1000% for up to a year following a single treatment! For the best results, a course of three micro needling treatments is recommended.


  • Needling with a derma roller has many advantages over other skin therapies and rejuvenation processes; the most evident is that it does not remove the outer layer of the epidermis (as is the case with most laser therapies and chemical peels).
  • The body’s protective layer remains intact which reduces the possibility of infection or side effects.
  • It uses the body’s own natural healing processes to create fresh, healthy, youthful tissue, free from the imperfections of sun damage and aging.


  • When a blood vessel is pricked, platelet cells release growth factors for the skin to heal. Needling the skin causes a surge of transforming growth factor Beta-3 (TGFB3). If you cut yourself, TGFB3 normally lasts about 24 hours. However, when skin is needled, TGFB3 may last for two weeks. It has been found that the TGFB3 molecule significantly reduces dermal scarring.
  • Simply put, needling causes micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating the healing process, boosting collagen and elastin production, and creating healthy new tissue from the dermis upwards.

A study out of India found that out of 36 patients treated with CIT, 34 achieved a reduction in the severity of their scarring by one or two grades. More than 80% of patients assessed their treatment as ‘excellent’ on a 10-point scale. No significant adverse effects were noted in any patient.

A study conducted in Germany found that micro-needling increased the formation of new tissue.  This remodelling of skin has three stages:

  1. Inflammation – skin is red and inflamed after treatment (controlled inflammation).
  2. Inflammatory response – healing and stimulation of growth of healthy tissue.
  3. Tissue formation – skin is remodelled for up to 1 year, then a booster course is recommended.


While there are many types of micro-needling systems, studies found that using a roller to create channels was safe and simple, and is also FDA tested and approved.

Micro-needling surpassed IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) lasers in clinical studies. Korean dermatologists compared IPL laser treatment to micro-needling. Patients underwent three treatments at two-week intervals. Patients undergoing micro-needling showed more increase in skin thickness and more collagen fibre, than IPL laser patients. The growth factors released through CIT resulted in regenerative healing and ideal healthy type III collagen formed from the base upwards. In comparison, growth factors released from the epidermis after IPL laser treatments produced collagen from the top down, producing type I scar collagen.

CLIENT SAFETY: First Impressions will conduct a thorough consultation/consent form prior to treatment. We have invested in disposable medical grade titanium dermal needles, with a new roller used each time for every treatment. There are other options out there that are cheaper, but we wanted to maintain our impeccable hygiene standards so we use hospital grade cleaning equipment, and disposable Dermal Rollers.

Dermal needling (CIT) is an advanced beauty therapy treatment and will only be performed by a senior therapist who is fully qualified and has all the knowledge regarding the procedure. We go the extra mile and include a soothing green tea mask treatment with all dermal needling treatments to help promote healing, and recommend a homecare programme with skincare and internal supplements designed to give you the full benefit and maximize your results.

Dermal Micro Needling with Green Tea Mask Treatment – $220.00
50-minute booking time. Includes: cleanse, skin preparation, skin numbing, dermal needling of the face & jaw, a green tea soothing mask treatment, nourishing moisturiser, and sun care.

Dermal Micro Needling with Omnilux and Green Tea Mask Treatment – $270.00
75-minute booking time. Includes: cleanse, Omnilux light therapy treatment, skin preparation, skin numbing, dermal needling of the face & jaw, a green tea soothing mask treatment, nourishing moisturiser, and sun care.

We recommend a minimum of 3 treatments per client, with a maximum of 6 treatments per year.

For amazing results, we advise a course combined with Omnilux light treatments and following our specialised homecare programme using active skincare and supplements.

2018 Exclusive VIP Winter Course – $1399.00
With the option to spilt payment or pay thirds over 3 months.
Course includes; 9 Omnilux Light Therapy Treatments (3 to have as a combined treatment with needling), 3 Micro Needling Treatments (each 4 weeks apart), 3 Green Tea Nourishing Mask Treatments, 3 Priori Hand & Arm treatments.
The course also includes: Priori DNA Recovery Serum (valued $199) + Omega 3 supplements.
Week 1 – (First Treatment) – Consultation & Consent, Dermal Micro Needling & Light Therapy
Week 2 – One Light Therapy Treatment
Week 3 – One Light Therapy Treatment
Week 4 – One Light Therapy Treatment
Week 5 – Dermal Micro Needling & Light Therapy
Week 6 – One Light Therapy Treatment
Week 7 – One light therapy treatment
Week 8 – One Light Therapy Treatment
Week 9 – Dermal Micro Needling & Light Therapy

2018 Micro Needling Winter Course – $699.00
3 x Dermal Micro Needling and Omnilux Light Therapy Treatments (to have 4 weeks apart).
(SAVE $111 – value is $810)
Homecare must be used in conjunction with this course. Omega 3 to be taken internally every day, and must use a corrective serum, nourishing day/night cream, and sun care.

2018 Peel or Micro and Omnilux Winter Course – $900.00
6 x Peel and Light Treatments to have weekly
3 x Light Therapy Treatments to have in between peels
(SAVE $300, value is $1200)
Homecare must be used in conjunction with this course. Must use a corrective cleanser/toner, corrective serum and moisturiser and sun care. Your therapist will tailor your homecare prescription to your skin’s needs.

2018 Peel Winter Course – $486.00
6 x Peel Treatments to have weekly
(SAVE $54, value $540.00)
Homecare must be used in conjunction with this course. Must use a corrective cleanser/toner, corrective serum and moisturiser, and sun care. Your therapist will tailor your homecare prescription to your skin’s needs.

New Location

Welcome to 2018! We have super exciting news, we have moved! We will now be located just 6.5km away in Meadowbank. Approximately 10 minutes drive from Greenwoods Corner. This location is temporary until we have secured our new Remuera Location.

Most of our ladies were given a sneak preview at their Christmas booking, if you missed out or have not received details regarding our new location, please email us back.

  • NEW REDUCED pricing is effective January  2018.
  • Kat will remain on Tuesdays and we are currently  underway in discussions with a NEW senior therapist.
  • We have a great year planned, Kat and I are  booked in for training in March with some new beauty techniques.  
  • We have a NZ made NEW SUGAR WAX we are  trailing, this is the latest in the beauty world, reduced pain, and great for  sensitive skins, and prone to irritation, made from organic ingedients,  including manuka honey, aloe vera, kiwifruit, organic sugar rose  water, lemon.

Parking at the new location is easy, straight out the front, FREE no time limit, so please don’t stress.