Tony and Tracy Ahern have more than 25 years’ experience in the skincare and appearance medicine category, having owned a chain of appearance medi clinics in New Zealand, and previously imported and distributed skincare ranges from Europe.
The pair are an interesting combination – Tony, a Management Consultant normally working with corporates in strategy and business change, while Tracy is a skin expert, initially trained in South Africa as a Cosmetologist (ITEC). She has a postgraduate training in Advanced Skincare Analysis and as a Laser Safety Officer and Radiation specialist.
The journey to and from cosmeceuticals
Over the past 10 years the Aherns have distributed cosmeceutical skincare which delivered high certainty of results for customers but had noticed a growing demand for natural skincare with high efficacy. Working in clinics with mostly mature clients, Tracy noticed more and more women having real health scares and thus asking questions about their skincare and the treatments that they were having. The Aherns went in search of a natural product that would only work epidermally, but active enough to make a difference and promote cell rejuvenation.
The Aherns liked the product so much they purchased the company
Tony and Tracy were introduced to BeeBio in 2013 and brought it into their clinics. They designed a very active facial treatment that made a difference, then combined it with LED light therapy and the results were truly outstanding. Clients enjoyed the therapeutic values of the treatment incorporating the “slow beauty movement” facial. “BeeBio homecare was easy to recommend and sell to clients: the research completed by Trinity Bioactives Laboratory in NZ, meant that we could show clients the science and fully assure them that the product was 100% NZ natural, contains up to 15% of Active Medical Grade Manuka and would regenerate, tighten and firm the skin,” says Tony. “When the opportunity came up, we purchased the company”.
Nature + Science delivering high efficacy
With Tracy’s medical background, Natural + Science needed to be met. “There are many natural skincare ranges out there, however BeeBio’s point of difference is the high concentration of active ingredients - the critically acclaimed healing and anti-bacterial properties of Active Manuka Honey - and traceability directly back to the hives where the active ingredients were collected. This is becoming increasingly important to today’s consumers,” says Tracy.
Bee Bio developed a natural advanced skincare range based on nature and science, by combining Bioactive Manuka Honey and 100% natural bee products along with the best of New Zealand’s highly bioactive botanicals to create the purest and most effective skincare possible. Medical Grade Active Manuka Honey has the special skin regenerating properties which makes BeeBio products truly advanced. Medical Grade Manuka Honey is FDA and CE mark approved for its special natural healing properties BeeBio’s Independent Skin Cell Research conducted with the assistance of a NZ Ministry of Science and Innovation grant has scientifically proven the powerful 80% skin cell regeneration properties only found in NZ Medical Grade Manuka Honey and Pure Bee Venom. With its amazing advanced moisturising, healing, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, it is suitable for all skin types including dry, irritated or sensitive skin as well as oily and acne-prone skin.
BeeBio Super Fruit Extract is a highly bioactive blend of blackcurrants, grapes and kiwi fruit seed extract. BeeBio Super Fruit Extract has an ORAC value (measure of anti-oxidant levels) six times that of vitamin C and contains very potent antioxidants that help diminish the sun’s damaging effects and reduce free radical damage.
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