About skinfocus

You’ll find us in the heart of Aro Valley, Wellington.

Drop in for skin advice, skin treatments that’ll make a real difference to the way you look and feel, and to choose from our extensive range of top-quality beauty products. 

We’ve carefully selected all our products and stock only the world’s most luxurious yet effective brands, including dermaviduals, Environ and Jane Iredale.

Come on in, we look forward to meeting you.

Helen Daly

Excited to travel and widen her perspective, Helen has travelled, worked and trained all over the world. These experiences facilitated her understanding of active ingredients in both professional and retail products. It also led her to incorporate anti-ageing and advanced homecare procedures into the scope of her treatments and allowed her to fine-tune both her style of straightforward communication with clients and exceptional customer service.

Helen strongly believes in a problem-solving, uncomplicated, yet effective approach to skin care. Her ability to treat a wide range of skin care conditions such as acne, rosacea, pigmentation, sensitized and aging skin, or work with the individual who wants to enhance and maintain the look they have, make Helen an asset to her clients. Her combination of; modernised; treatments along with a recommended home care regime has kept them looking fabulous and coming back for years.

“Our main area of expertise is correcting and managing your skin problems. We have a huge emphasis on educating you truthfully about how to care for your skin and giving you realistic ways for you to achieve the results you want. We deliver results-driven treatments for long-term skin health.” – Helen Daly

Deborah Stanners

Deborah is an internationally qualified skin treatment therapist with 3 decades experience in the beauty and make-up industry. Over the years she has gained extensive experience as a skin treatment therapist and also tutored Beauty Therapy at Whanganui and Palmerston North University Collage.

Deborah is results driven and caring, taking her clients on a skin and wellness journey with a personal approach. Being real and realistic, educating clients alongside her deeply relaxing treatments. Deborah maintains a high standard and remains current. She prides herself in offering the best, with a goal to bring exceptional service to you.

“My mission is to find the best solution for my clients skin. I get a sense of accomplishment when my clients achieve amazing results and how this enhances their sense of self esteem.” – Deborah Stanners



Courtney Trigg


Meet Courtney, our Clinic Coordinator. She is your friendly first point of call in the clinic, online with our webstore and on social media. With a decade worth of Customer Service experience and Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University specialising in Theatre, she is always excited to provide a customer experience like no other.

Courtney’s journey with skinfocus started as a client with her own skin struggles. Cystic acne and acne scarring. The kind of skin condition that took control of her perception of herself and the way she interacted with others. “I felt self-conscious in my own skin.”

It is through her journey with us that she discovered her passion for skin health.

“Helping others take ownership of their skin conditions and ultimately aiding in that cultivation of self love within, is what I consider to be the greatest pleasure of my job.” – Courtney Trigg



I am now in my early sixties and constantly get told No way you look that age. I thought you were in your forties your skin is wrinkle-free and glowing I take the compliments but I know without Helen passion for holistic skin care, those glowing comments would not be happening. A lot of those commenters are now Helen clients enjoying also the benefits of her skills.

Mary .B. Brooklyn

Incredible! I’ve had skin treatments before, but not a score on that. You’ve got it woman!

Christine.T. Palmerton North

I have been going to Helen for over 10 years. Helen and Nirvanas specialty is skin, but really underlying this is their committment to health and vitality. They have an approach of kindness and care with their clients. I find them knowledgable and professional, and would have no hesitation in recommending skin focus to someone wanting to look after their skin, and themselves more.

Fiona .P. Newlands.

I have been seeing Helen for ages and I have decided it is a lifelong thing for me. Not only is her service warm, friendly and super professional, I trust Helen to care for my skin in a way that knowledgeable and in line with best practice. She the real deal. I can’t speak more highly of Helen, Nirvana and the team.

Jacqui .G. Te Aro

I do just have a skin care regimen its a mixture of healthy products and Helen focus on the wellbeing of my skin. A perfect, winning combination.


Shop Helen, Deborah and Courtney's favourite products

Environ YouthEssentiA

Antioxidant Defence Creme



Colostrum Gel


Blushers | Make-up | Sale 2024

dermaviduals Deco Mineral Makeup Blush – Light Apricot

Original price was: $101.00.Current price is: $78.00.

Dermaviduals cleansers

Cleansing Milk with DMS® 150ml


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