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‘Nature & Science’

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It’s the new mantra in skin care – ‘Nature and Science
together.’ We desperately want our skin care to be pure,
and in that we think of Nature, but we also want skin care
to work, because we do want to see wrinkles and lines
banished; and we do want to see discolouration go away and
for our skin to become more radiant. There’s the rub – we’re not
sure that ‘100% natural’ by itself will actually do the job, and so
we look to Science to help.
Recently, the New Zealand natural skin care brand Snowberry
caused a great deal of excitement by announcing the launch of its
‘New Radiance Face Serum with Cu-PEP™’ (it sold out in 24 hours).
The Serum, we were advised, was the only anti-ageing skin care
product in the world invited to be presented at the 23rd World
Congress of Dermatology. Shortly after, one of the world’s largest
cosmetics companies approached Snowberry to discuss the
possibility of scientific collaboration. What has Snowberry done
that is different from other brands touting ‘Nature & Science?’
Several years of doctoral research with the School of
Pharmacy at the University of Auckland, says Snowberry
Founder, Soraya Hendesi. Most brands she says, simply include
ingredients about which the ingredient manufacturer has made
claims. The maker of the skin care itself may also carry out
what are called in vitro tests and then base anti-wrinkle claims
on these tests. Neither constitutes real science and in fact
Snowberry’s research programme at the University of Auckland,
arose after research carried out for Snowberry by Berlin’s
prestigious Charité Hospital showed that the mere inclusion of
‘clinically proven ingredients’ in an anti-wrinkle serum, had little
beneficial affect. At that point, she says, we realised that we
needed to do proper, original research to find ways to make truly
effective anti-wrinkle skin care.

So what’s wrong with in vitro tests that show that a product will
boost collagen? The problem says Snowberry’s Chief Scientist,
Dr Travis Badenhorst is that a test performed in a petri dish in a
laboratory, bears no relation to a test performed on human skin.
What then is ‘real scientific testing?’ Dr Badenhorst says that this
is called a ‘gold standard’ clinical trial. In long-hand it is an ‘in vivo
independent, randomised, double-blind placebo, statistically
validated trial!’ By definition it is carried out on human skin and
it is expensive and demanding. Scientists refer to it as the ‘gold
standard’ because the results are scientifically reliable. It is
almost never used in the skin care industry, Dr Badenhorst says,
because it will generally show that most products simply don’t
have the effect they claim. In fact, Snowberry’s serum may be the
only anti-wrinkle serum that can say that it has been proven by
gold standard trial.
And ‘Cu-PEP™?’ Dr Badenhorst says that Snowberry chose
copper tri-peptide 1 or GHK-Cu as its main anti-wrinkle active for
its new serum, because of its ability to rejuvenate skin. It is often
referred to as the ‘skin remodelling peptide,’ and without it, skin
would simply not properly repair. The peptide occurs naturally
in the skin but as with many beneficial compounds, it diminishes
as we age. The real challenge, he says, was in finding how to have
GHK-Cu move from the serum into the living dermis. It had never
been done before and that is what Dr Badenhorst and fellow
scientists at the School of Pharmacy, Dr Zimei Wu and Dr Darren
Svirskis have done. It is a world-first and by gold standard clinical
trial at Germany’s Dermatest Medical Research Institute, the
Serum with Cu-PEP™ has been proven to be more effective than
Retinol and quite possibly, any retinoic acid skin treatment in
terms of wrinkle reduction.
Dermatologists are not interested in most over-the-counter
skin care products because frankly, they don’t work, says Soraya.
So to be invited to the World Congress of Dermatology to show
the Serum to 14,000 delegates, was an extraordinary honour. But
in the end, perhaps it was simply recognition that Snowberry’s
Serum may at last be that authentic blend of Nature & Science we
have all been looking for.

snowberrybeauty.com

PIIZA

Dante’s Pizzeria Gluten Intolerant Dough

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Since 2006 Dante’s Pizzeria have hand
stretched their pizzas and used only a
brick oven in the cooking process to seal
in all the authentic Italian flavours.
The woodfired oven reaches temperatures of over
450 C to cook a pizza to perfection in 90 seconds –
giving an entirely different connotation to ‘fast food’.
Essentially, with the growing popularity of pizza,
along came the use of cheap ingredients and fast
cooking methods. The standard ‘fast food style pizzas’ are made
with fast dough, which is made and served on the same day. What
dose this means for us as consumers ? The gluten is still raw (hard
to digest) and the yeast is still active so it continues to work in the
stomach making it swell. It is this process which can take pizza
permanently off the menu for those who are Gluten Intolerant.
Dante’s are committed to the standard of excellence and were
the first pizzeria in New Zealand to be recognized for making
authentic Neapolitan Pizza. Unhappy with this commercialised
‘fast food’, faithful Neapolitan pizzaioli (pizza chefs) sought to
preserve the authentic Neopolitan pizza. Now a protected dish
set by European Law, a long list of exacting specifications which
defined the classic pizza Napoletana.
Dante’s will only use long slow fermentation that produces our
sourdough pizza and breads. In this way important nutrients develop,
such as iron, zinc, magnesium, antioxidants, folic acid and other B
vitamins which become easier for our bodies to absorb. Diabetics
should note that sourdough produces a lower surge in blood sugar
than any other bread: in a 2008 study published in Acta Diabetologica,
subjects with impaired glucose tolerance were fed either sourdough
or ordinary made bread: the sourdough bread produced a
significantly lower glucose and insulin response. In the sourdough
process, moreover, gluten is broken down and rendered virtually
harmless. In one small Italian study, published in the journal Clinical
Gastroenterology and Hepatology, in January 2011, coeliac patients
fed sourdough bread for 60 days had no clinical complaints, and their
biopsies showed no changes in the intestinal lining.
This method make Dante’s pizzas suitable for gluten intolerant
customers but the added antioxidants make it good for you too.
Centuries ago the perfect pizza was first crafted in Naples, with
the culinary skill and care the Italians have become renown for.
Using only the freshest ingredients they created what was to
become one of the world’s favourite fast foods. Dante’s Pizzeria
have embraced this time honoured Neapolitan tradition so we can
experience a slice of Italy on our side of the world.
dantespizzeria.co.nz

dock

On the Dockside

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With one of the largest outdoor dining areas over water in
the Southern Hemisphere, it would be difficult to find a
better venue to enjoy Wellington’s waterfront. Dockside
Restaurant and Bar on Queen’s Wharf is one of Wellington’s
most diverse venues. Housed in a historic waterfront shed, Dockside enjoys
stunning views from every aspect with a maritime theme throughout.
New Head Chef Marie Penny is an ex Whitehouse Restaurant chef and is
excited to put a fresh spin on the Dockside menu using the freshest seafood
and the finest local produce that is available.
With summer fast approaching, punters can enjoy Dockside’s summer
beverage list. Try a beautiful Amisfield Rose or a dry Riesling or their own
specialist cocktail, playfully titled; “Wellington on a good day” cocktail. This
Dockside creation is made to reflect the cities most glorious days, Feijoa vodka,
peach tea and Sauvignon Blanc is shaken with fresh lime, topped up with Chi
and finished with fresh mint. Bliss!
Also just in time for summer, the new south side of the building has finished
development so regular and new customers alike will be able to enjoy a more
relaxed environment with the same beautiful Harbour views. In summer you can
bask in the sun until 8:30 pm and enjoy BBQ’s, live music and suck back some
live oysters freshly shucked for you from the new portable Oyster bar . On
Fridays they even offer free spit-roasted lamb sandwiches from 6 pm! If weather
allows of course.
With the choice between 3 bar areas; the waterside deck, inside bar and the
portable outside bar, Dockside also comprises a private dining room within the
restaurant which comfortably holds 18 seated or 40 standing guests.
So whatever the occasion, weddings, birthdays, corporate events, romantic
evening for two, or just a cheeky drink, Dockside has you covered. With
views that are incredible, service that’s impeccable and menus that are mouth
watering, what could go wrong.

docksidenz.com

apartment

It’s Love at First Sight with The Maritime

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Situated at 29-31 Anzac Ave,
the edge of the central
business district, The Maritime
Apartments offer ease of
access to all that Auckland Central has
to offer, whilst also providing a tranquil
escape from the hustle and bustle.
Beautifully comprised throughout 14 levels
of the 16 level development, the 42 one
bedroom apartments and 28 two bedroom
apartments are the embodiment of high
quality, low maintenance living. Additionally
The Maritime offers a range of live-workplay
opportunities, ,with the first two levels
designed for retail/commercial tenancies. The
Maritime is not only a luxurious apartment
building but mixed use development catering
to a range of lifestyles.
Each apartment, both one and two
bedroom, have been meticulously designed;
maximising space throughout the open
floor plan. The flow from kitchen to
lounge delivers a breathtaking view of the
city; and for upper levels, the shore line.
Large horizontal windows convey a sense
of openness, generating the welcoming
atmosphere which continues throughout
the apartment loft. The strategic positioning
of the balcony in relation to the bedroom
provides a perfect arrangement for taking in
the sunrise over coffee.
The high quality lifestyle The Maritime
apartments offers is also influenced by
having the best of Auckland at your front
doorstep. Rush hour traffic is no longer
needs to be accounted for when planning
your morning and afternoon. Entertainment
opportunities are endless, you can join a
friend over coffee at one Auckland’s many
cafes, experience the thrill of a lifetime
bungy jumping off The Skytower, attend a
public lecture held at one of Auckland’s
local universities, experience the best of
fine dining auckland has to offer or sit at
the waterfront while enjoying an ice cream
from one of the cities appraised ice cream
bars and last but not least, make the most of
Auckland city’s vibrant nightlife.
With The Maritime, it’s love at first sight
soon followed by joy as you discover all the
things you want and need are literally right on
your doorstep . This exceptional apartment/
mixed use development offers life changing
opportunities that are not to be missed.

Level 2, 29-31 Anzac Avenue, Auckland
0800 30 50 70
maritimeapartments.co.nz

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