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Skin Types Chart

Perfect Potion’s skin care potions are prepared from certified organic essential oils, infused herbal oils, cold-pressed vegetable oils, herbal extracts and plant-derived ingredients. They are formulated with a commitment to holistic healing and the art and science of aromatherapy. Each potion is carefully prepared in our state of the art manufacturing facility here in Australia.

Skin Types
Dry skin usually has fine pores and a matt or dull complexion.
Mature skin often tends to be dry with accentuated fine lines and wrinkles.
Normal skin is not too dry or too oily, pores are barely visible.
Combination and oily skin is often shiny with larger open pores, these can develop into blemishes and blackheads.
Sensitive skin will often be dry, with some itching and redness.

For a more detailed skin assessment, please contact your nearest store and book in for a free mini facial to help find the perfect potions for you!

Discover which products work best for your skin type:

Why I can’t live without my weekly replenish face mask!

Sunday night 7pm is like the triple white chocolate, raspberry and Nutella éclair of my week – sheer luxury and ultimate decadence!  I like to think of my week as a big beautiful buffet, and 7pm Sunday night as my dedicated dessert section – my time to totally replenish myself!

The clock strikes seven and the outside world slips away. I massage a large tablespoon of Hair and Scalp Elixir through my hair, wrap it up in a warm towel, let my incense burn, smooth on a creamy, indulgent Replenish Face Mask and put my feet up while I tuck into a good book & block of Fairtrade, organic Pico Chocolate (yum!).

I recently decided to schedule face masks in as part of my new commitment to really taking care of myself. And I’m so glad I did! Lathering on a 15 minute mask is simple and infuses mind, body & soul with a bliss I thought was only possible from a week-long Bali goddess spa retreat.

After experiencing first-hand the amazingness of face masks, I did some research to find out how it is they leave your skin feeling so toned and restored…

The skin-loving benefits of masks…

Our skin endures a lot, and sometimes it takes more than a standard cleansing routine to counteract it all. This is where masks come in. By drawing out impurities hidden beneath the top layer of your dermis, they take your cleansing routine to a whole new level. And after clearing out the bad, they deliver a wealth of nourishing goodness.

When using a mask, your complexion is blanketed in a world of healing actives, extracts & phytonutrients for up to 20 minutes! This means your skin has a chance to soak in all the moisture. Furthermore, the natural luscious botanicals and pure essential oils are better able to penetrate the skin and convey their potent healing properties right into the deepest layers of the dermis to provide maximum therapeutic effect.

The result of all this is improved hydration and a noticeably luminous glow and soft radiance that comes from true, natural nourishment.

The icing on this big ol’ nourishment cake is that masks don’t just love your skin. True masks are infused with pure, aromatic essential oils. So while your skin drinks in all the love and nutrition, your spirits are also replenished and uplifted by the beautiully healing qualities of aromatherapy.

Of course there’s a bit more to it then just whipping on any old mask. The mask you use depends on your skin’s particular needs.


The right mask for you…

In winter, the weather can be unkind to your skin. So right now, Sal & the team are loving Replenish Face Mask. Rich & totally20160621_104514 decadent, this smooth creamy mask contains jojoba, rosehip & avocado oils, olive leaf extract, calendula, as well as rose otto and lavender essential oils to nourish dry, dehydrated and chapped weather-beaten skin, making it perfect for wintertime!

 Would your skin benefit from a weekly replenish mask? 

Take the quiz below to find out… 

  • When I wake up in the morning my skin feels dry, tight or itchy
  • My skin feels sore or tight especially after showering, bathing or swimming
  • My skin looks or feels rough
  • I am noticing more fine lines and wrinkles than normal

If you answered yes to two or more of the questions above, than a Replenish Face Mask would be perfect for you! The mask itself is wonderful for most skin types, especially in winter. However, oily or acne prone skin would be benefit more from either a Green Tea Purifying or Fresh Faced Mask.


How to use…

In the same way you would ice a cupcake, smooth your mask over skin that is freshly cleansed and exfoliated (this will ensure you receive maximum benefits from your mask!). Be sure to avoid the eye and lip area. Leave on for 15 to 20 minutes while you put your feet up, meditate, read or whatever you like! When it’s time to remove your mask, simply hold a warm, wet wash cloth over your face for several seconds, repeat a few times to loosen the mask from your skin. Very gently wash the rest of the mask away with your wash cloth & plenty of water. Pat your skin dry with a towel, spritz over Replenish Fine Tuning Solution and follow with a layer of Replenish Serum

…and that’s all there is to it!


This simple beauty ritual will replenish your skin’s moisture levels, returning it to a soft supple texture and gifting it with a beautifully dewy glow! We invite you to start your own weekly mask & lavish beauty ritual in which you take time to nurture your body, mind & soul in a truly holistic way! xx

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Winter Wellness pt 2: Serums & Facial Oils

Two ways to keep your skin nourished, protected & silky smooth this winter…

Want to maintain soft, velvety skin and a radiant glow all through the cold season? Try investing in an extra insurance policy against the elements with the beautifying & protective power of serums and facial oils. Your winter-skin survival kit would be incomplete without them!

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Winter Wellness pt 1: The Beauty of Masks & Exfoliants

Keep your skin healthy, hydrated and glowy on even the harshest winter days!

Winter has arrived and it is the perfect time to slow down, turn within and focus on total self-nourishment!

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Each season is different and the secret to maintaining vibrant health & wellness all year round lies in our ability to be flexible and willing to change – just like the seasons. 

To help, we have created this Winter Wellness series to help you sync your self-care program with mother nature. Include these tips in your holistic winter routine and allow yourself to glow from the inside out!!

The evidence of winter can be seen in frost-bitten lawns and withering gardens, but it can also show up on our skin! Dry, tight, red, flaky – there’s no denying our complexion can be affected by the cold air, artificial heating and lack of humidity that often accompany winter.

For our first Winter Wellness instalment, we’re giving you two glow-inducing tips to help you say goodbye to dry and hello to soft, hydrated and beautifully dewy skin!

Tip 1… Hello, Hydration!!

When temperatures start to drop the amount of moisture in the air also declines and this low humidity draws the moisture from the outermost layer of our skin – the stratum corneum. The stratum corneum requires hydration to stay supple and function effectively as a barrier. When moisture escapes this layer it leaves skin dry, dull, vulnerable to environmental pollution and thirsting for a little extra nourishment and hydration.

Enter the need for moisture therapy in the form of hydrating masks!! Masks re-hydrate dry skin cells, replace lost moisture and infuse the epidermis with nutrients, antioxidants and essential fatty acids to help heal, replenish and reinforce the skin. They can deliver wonderful results for all kinds of skin complaints, however, during winter it is best to use masks that work to boost skin hydration and restore glowing softness.

When choosing the perfect mask…

Look for nourishing, soothing and hydrating ingredients such as:

Rose water – For dry skin. Rose water is a treasure trove of skin-beautifying qualities that help ensure a healthy, hydrated glow! Not only is it incredibly softening and soothing, but when combined with other ingredients it serves as a hydrating agent that helps keep skin moisture-rich.

Marshmallow Extract – For sensitive skin. When most of us think of marshmallows, we think of the sweet gooey treats that we roast in winter & pair with a hot cacao! Did you know the natural form of marshmallow root is also a wonderful winter treat for your skin? Marshmallow root is a demulcent (derived from the Latin: demulcere “caress”) which is an agent that supposedly forms a soothing film over a mucous membrane, relieving minor pain and inflammation of the membrane. Demulcentsare sometimes referred to as mucoprotective agents.

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 Rosehip Oil – For all skin types. Rosehip oil is a supercharged multivitamin for your skin! It is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants that help to soften, regenerate and improve the texture of dry and damaged skin.

Avocado Oil – For dry and mature skin. This rich, nourishing and deeply moisturising oil is a time-tested skin soother! It provides a thick protective barrier for the skin but has a consistency that is thin enough to allow for total absorption. This means it works to soften and soothe the complexion but also penetrates the uppermost layers to deliver vital nutrients and essential fatty acids below the skin’s surface!

Aloe Vera – For damaged skin. Aloe vera is known for its cooling, soothing and healing capacities. It is a lightweight non-comedogenic emollient that helps lock in moisture to prevent dehydration without clogging pores! It is also a natural humectant that draws moisture from the environment into the skin to boost hydration and ensure radiant softness!

We recommend…


Our thirst-quenching Pure Plant Hydration Mask. Specially designed for sensitive and dehydrated skin, the beautifying extracts of rosewater, aloe vera and marshmallow root deliver intensive hydration while pure essential oils of neroli, sandalwood and lavender work to soothe and calm the skin.

Another super restorative option is our Replenish Face Mask. This rich, creamy mask replenishes moisture levels while softening and nourishing your skin with rosehip, avocado, jojoba and calendula oils. It is super decadent and will leave your skin totally protected, soft and dewy!


Using your face mask…
For ultimate hydration, apply your mask to freshly cleansed and exfoliated skin. Allow it to set for up to 20 minutes while you relax before removing with a damp cleansing sponge or cloth.

Tip 2… E is for Exfoliation!!!

Moisture and hydration are essential, but it’s important to keep in mind that dry skin typically means a build-up of dead, dry cells on the skin’s surface. To really make the most out of your masks and moisturisers – treat your skin to a weekly exfoliation ritual to dissolve dead skin cells. This will allow for optimum absorption, retention and effectiveness of any products you apply!

According to Annet King from the International Dermal Institute, exfoliation will also cause a burst of cell renewal that helps new, moisture-rich cells move to the surface of your skin giving you a fresh, healthy glow!

Uncover a smoother and more radiant skin surface with these ingredients…

 Kaolin – For most skin types. Kaolin, or white clay, is the most gentle of the clays. It works to absorb and draw out impurities from the pores and exfoliate the skin without stripping it of its much-needed moisture.

 Rice or sugar granules – For most skin types. These gentle, skin-loving exfoliants scuff away dead skin cells to reveal a smoother, brighter, more porcelain-like complexion!

Papaya – Not for sensitive skin. The secret to papaya’s beautifying properties lies in the enzyme papain which acts as a highly effective natural exfoliant, breaking down proteins and dissolving dead cells to unearth vibrant, younger-looking skin!

We recommend…

Papaya Enzyme Mask, Exfoliation, Dry Skin, Winter Skin

Papaya Enzyme Mask – This cocktail of natural extracts will uncover fresh, vibrant skin by dissolving dead surface skin cells and absorbing impurities from the pores.

The combination of fine rice granules, elderflowers and chamomile in our Bare Faced Exfoliant will remove dead skin cells to reveal a soft, smooth complexion while sandalwood essential oil calms and soothes the skin and senses.


Using your exfoliant…
After cleansing, mix one to two level teaspoons of either Papaya Enzyme Mask or Bare Faced Exfoliant with one to two teaspoons of purified water or floral water. Once mixed, smooth the mask over your cleansed skin, being careful to avoid the eye area. If you’re using the Papaya Enzyme Mask, allow it to work its magic for no more than ten minutes (sip some tea, meditate and enjoy some well-earned me time while you wait!). Before it dries completely – remove with a damp sponge or cloth and rinse with water. If you’re using Bare Faced Exfoliant, leave it to dry for approximately 15 minutes before removing and rinsing well.

Follow with one of our Fine Tuning Solutions and a beautiful facial oil or serum (learn more about them in next week’s blog!).

Read Winter Wellness part 2: Serums and Facial Oils