Beauty & Skin Care

“Look good and feel great” is certainly part of our ethos here at Roslyn Pharmacy. We have trained beautician staff who can help you make the best choices. What we found is that when you go to the high end makeup and beauty places, it can be quite intimidating. So that’s where we come in as a nice, little community pharmacy. You can talk to trained staff about which products work best for you, what’s trendy and what’s appropriate. We stock the Revlon range as one of the classic beauty ranges on the market, and we also have the natural Antipodes makeup range.

So if you haven’t had a discussion of late about which of the trendy colours suit you, or which new techniques are available, and you don’t enjoy the atmosphere in the big beauty stores, come in and talk to our trained beauticians. You’ll leave feeling confident and beautiful!

Beauty makeovers with Hayley

Hayley is a girl passionate about makeup. She likes all things beautiful and hopes to inspire you to think outside the box and embrace your own natural beauty.

From formal makeup to total makeovers, Hayley is the one to see. She will help you feel confident in your own skin, teaching you new looks that fit with your lifestyle. Hayley is a fully qualified beauty therapist and makeup specialist.

Full Makeover $50.00

Redeemable on any makeup purchase at time of appointment. Appointments essential - call 03 477 9793 to book.


Natural Skin Care Ranges


Avene is a skin care range which contains a unique spring water which is anti-inflammatory. The range is great for red skin conditions including eczema, acne and rosacea. It is the process of moisturising that Avene does so well, especially for people with sensitive skin or skin conditions. We see quite a few people come in who found their skin is allergic to face creams they spent hundreds of dollars on. The creams in the Avene range are all hypo-allergenic, they don’t contain any nasties, and they will help prevent inflammation. Avene is the number one dermo-cosmetic skin care range in France, and we like to recommend it.


Natural skin care

Here at Roslyn Pharmacy, we have an ethos of using more natural skin care products. Your skin is an organ which absorbs a lot of the things you put on it. So if you’re applying chemicals, surfactants and other icky things, your body will actually absorb a lot of that. That’s why we have sourced a couple of ranges which are natural, like Antipodes and Sukin. Antipodes is your premium, really effective, beautiful range of skin care and makeup. Sukin is organic, natural skin care with no sodium lauryl sulphates, no animal derivatives, and no harsh detergents. And we also stock the Trilogy range which is a natural rosehip oil range.


Skin Care

Whether you have sensitive skin, or an inflamed skin condition like eczema, psoriasis or acne: the key to improving your skin is to work out why your skin is sensitive or inflamed. Secondly, it’s about choosing a product that doesn’t worsen the condition. That includes sensitive skin ranges like QV, which are clinically proven not to inflame or dry out skin, but to maintain moisture in the skin. By maintaining moisture in your skin, you actually prevent inflamed skin conditions. For example, what we see frequently are people with eczema using regular soap. Regular soap strips the skin of its oils and nutrients, which dries the skin out and makes it more prone to inflammation. We like to recommend washes which don’t dry out the skin, and then we recommend a gentle moisturiser. Basically, your skin goes from normal to dry and on to an inflamed phase. If it is inflamed, you need to use steroids, and we have some good pharmacist-only steroids that do a great job at bringing down the inflammation. Then you need to use moisturisers to keep your skin from drying out, and you’ll get back to having normal skin.

We do everything we can to prevent that pathway to inflamed skin conditions. And it’s so important to moisturise your skin and use soap-free washes. Especially here in Dunedin, heat pumps are a huge factor in drying out people’s skins – that’s why we have so many people coming in with dry skin during the winter months.

For acne sufferers, we have a range of proven products which work. Quite often, kids don’t use them properly, or they expect them to work immediately. Unfortunately, there’s nothing that will work like a magic bullet and fix everything right away. But what we can do is recommend the right product that keeps pores from blocking up, and treat the inflamed parts of the skin as well. So it is that three step process, and it takes time, but it does work.

With Rosacea, it’s sort of the same process, and we can recommend products that suit your specific skin type, too.