Event + Interview | Clear Skin Project

Hi everyone!

You might have noticed that whilst I am continuing to blog twice a week most weeks, my schedule has been mixed up a bit lately. I am finding that things are getting quite busy – the silly season has hit! – and I have had a few health issues, so I will be continuing to write twice a week but not always on my “usual” Thursday and Sunday.

Today’s post is about a launch event I recently attended; I hope you enjoy it!

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A lively group of Adelaide media and bloggers gathered at a great cafe, Bar 9, to learn about a new eBook with a holistic approach to great skin – Clear Skin Project (or CSP for short).

(Today's photos are from my instagram account, @abeautifulstory )

(Today’s photos are from my instagram account, @abeautifulstory )

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CSP is the brainchild of Kosmea Australia‘s Business Manager, Olivia Jenkins, who wrote the book in partnership with experienced naturopath Tracey Cook. They guide readers through the process of acheiving healthy and clear skin within 8 weeks – by caring for the skin, body, and mind, inside and out.

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I have since read through the CSP and thoroughly enjoyed it. It is easy to read and contains a wealth of clear and practical information to help you get your skin back on track, no matter your age or gender. In particular I appreciated its holisitic approach – healthy body + healthy mind = healthy skin.

In addition, via CSP one can access an online support program led by Olivia + a naturopathy consultation + access to quality Kosmea skincare products at a great discount. You can read more about the CSP at the official site – clearskinproject.com.au - and find the CSP on the following social media channels:

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I was also lucky to have the opportunity to interview Olivia to learn more about the CSP and how it came about:

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S) Congratulations on the launch of the Clear Skin Project (CSP)! What inspired you to develop this program?

O) Thank you! My inspiration to develop this program has been my own acne journey. I wanted to educate and inspire others to face their acne and cure it through healthy lifestyle and nutritional changes.

The eBook is your first book. What was the experience of writing a book like? How long did the research and writing process take?

The experience of writing a book was very rewarding. To construct a friendly tone of the book whilst mentioning scientific facts and nutritional advice was fairly challenging but also fun. It was an interesting experience researching (more than I usually do!) and interpreting that research into my own life and then documenting it and using to write the eBook. Also being able to write something the way I wanted it to be interpreted – I like things to across simple and light hearted. I didn’t want to write a book that was full of information but had no soul. The process to write and further research the book took about 6 months.

My understanding is that the book is based on your and your naturopath’s experiences in beating and treating adult acne, but also in working holistically to maintain an inner sense of confidence and wellbeing. How challenging was it to implement the recommended dietary and lifestyle changes in your own life?

That is very true – the eBook was written to make you glow from the inside out. Changing my lifestyle was challenging, which is why I also created the planner. I found making small changes week by week, encouraged me to maintain a healthy and happy life.

Is there anything else that you would like to tell my readers about CSP and/or your book?

The eBook is filled with great, happy and healthy advice to achieve clear skin. It also encourages all readers to feel a sense of happiness within themselves. That is the key message I would like to pass on to all readers and all those suffering with acne. Make sure through your CSP you remain happy as well as healthy.

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PS. As a launch attendee I received some goodies to try – some of these are already well loved products I’ve previously reviewed but I am particularly keen to report back on the Skin Clinic Rescue Balm!

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What do you think of the idea of the Clear Skin Project?

(I wish this had been available when I was a teenager!)

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Disclosure: I was invited to this event as an Adelaide based beauty blogger. There was no obligation
for me to mention the event on this site and I did not receive any monetary compensation
for attending or for publishing this post. Views expressed – as always – are my own.
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4 Responses to “Event + Interview | Clear Skin Project”

  1. 29/11/2013 at 12:08 PM #

    Sounds like a great project! I definitely think what you eat and your lifestyle affects your skin so its great that there’s now a book out there about how to overcome such skin problems!

    Cant wait to see your reviews on the products! I won a pack of the Kosmea wipes a while back and have loved useing them so I’m keen to see what other products of theirs are great!
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    • 01/12/2013 at 8:04 AM #

      Hi TnT I agree too. Thank you; I’m glad to see you are loving the wipes! :)

      If you search Kosmea on my site I have reviewed their dayspa here in Adelaide as well – they are a proud South Aussie brand woohoo! :) #shoplocal #supportlocal

  2. 30/11/2013 at 7:07 AM #

    My doctor has just prescribed me with something new for my skin! I’m determined to get my skin perfect this year, too.

    • 01/12/2013 at 8:05 AM #

      Good luck Emma! :)