Our Philosophy

Janesce is a skin care company with a difference. Our focus is on skin and it’s needs, because a healthy, well functioning skin is more likely to remain beautiful and be better equiped to resist premature ageing.

The Janesce skin care range has been formulated by a naturopath not a cosmetic chemist. Our priority and interest lies in skin health and the treatment and support of the skin as an organ. Designed to compliment our internal skin treatment programmes, the Janesce range of skin care products reflect the principles that we believe constitute a healthy diet – pure, plant-based, wholesome and free from synthetic additives such as emulsifiers, stabilizers, colours or perfumes. The Australian sunshine, organic growing conditions and unpolluted air assist in producing high quality botanicals from which powerful active principles for the range are extracted. The varieties of the plants used in the Janesce range have been chosen because of their powerfully therapeutic effect. These plants are steeped in varying mediums to create the potent ‘active’ extractions that separate Janesce from any other skin product. The harvest from the organically composted garden is used exclusively in Janesce products. Nurturing the plants is as important as creating the cream base or lotion of the product. At last we have an effective, safe and environmentally sound skin care solution for all our skins.


Janesce Skin Care products are created exclusively from plants – herbs and flowers. The therapeutic value of plants has been known for centuries. Many of the powerful pharmaceuticals we use today have been modeled on the active elements found in medicinal herbs and flowers. For many hundreds of years plants formed the basis of our skin care products and not until the industrial revolution did the use of cheap synthetics and mineral oils become popular. In recent years there has been resurgence of interest in therapeutic plants, spurred on by validation of their benefits by modern research. Benefits that were previously only folklore have now been scientifically confirmed and some new attributes discovered. Combine this with the fact that these plant actives are quickly, easily absorbed by our skin, and recognized and safely utilized by our cells; you can see why plants are the first choice for Janesce.


At Janesce we believe that your skin care products should feed, nourish and support your skin. This is why we have created the formulations with purity in mind – from the seed to the skin. To ensure the skin-loving herbs and flowers that make up the Janesce range remain free of harmful pesticides and additives, they are grown organically on Claret Ash Farm, a property located in a very unpolluted area of South Australia, high in the Adelaide hills. The dry conditions and high sunshine hours common in this part of Australia produce herbs and flowers with a high level of actives. The soil is nourished to ensure the plants contain all the nutrients required to treat the skin. To further ensure the effectiveness of the Janesce range, the whole plant infusion is used, capturing both the water and oil soluble properties of the plant for a more complete action. “Health food for the skin” is our priority.


Our skin is a most incredible and complex organ. It is our first line of defense and vital to our continued existence. Our bodies have developed many methods of protecting and maintaining our skin. At Janesce we feel it is vital that we understand and work with the skin rather than against it. Janice Smith, the creator of Janesce, is a naturopath not a biochemist. Her goal is to formulate products that encourage healthy, beautiful skin. Some of her creams vary in colour depending on the harvest, some of them separate because she has eliminated synthetic stablilizers. Janice studies skin, not chemical formulations. In contrast to many skin care ranges, Janesce is formulated to work with the skin’s natural protective mechanisms. It is created to maintain, harmonize and enhance the skin’s protective layer – the acid mantle – by tuning into the natural functions of the skin. Aggressive cleansing and exfoliating methods can create congested, irritated or sensitized skin conditions. Deprived of its normal protective mechanisms the skin becomes vulnerable and weakened. The gentle, natural approach of Janesce is able to prevent and correct these imbalances. Janesce, the natural, gentle way.


Besides caring for our skin from the outside, we can treat our skin as part of our body as it is essentially created and nourished from the inside. Just as a wound heals from within, so to must we work from within to create a beautiful skin. Often we do not consider that the food we choose to eat or the health of our bodies has any influence on the condition of our skin. Lifestyle and eating habits are directly reflected in our skin’s health and appearance. Janesce provides menu suggestions to promote skin health and beauty. Certain “skin foods” are packed with nutrients to support skin health and prevent premature aging. Adding a nutritional aspect to your skin care regime is both simple and straightforward.