Skinforlife NZ

Our People

Our team at Skin for life exist to build the businesses of our customers. The recommendations we make to them are the one's we would make if we owned their businesses. These are made without regard to our own short-term interest. This earns their respect, trust and builds a long term relationship built on solid foundations. These relationships extend to our manufacturers who we have not changed since day 1 and we are very fortunate to have highly skilled engineers, technicians and a scientist along with strong research and development departments. We all work varied hours to accommodate our customers and genuinely love what we do.

Melanie Thompson

Managing Director

Having always had an interest in Natural Therapies and Skin related issues, Melanie trained 25 years ago as a Natural Therapist, leading on to her specialising in Anti-Cancer and Anti-Ageing Therapies.

After many years living abroad and more research Melanie returned to NZ in 2006 and started Platinum & Skin For Life NZ, supplying Dermatologists and the Beauty Industry with leading Technology in the area of Anti-Ageing, Skin rejuvenation and Hair removal.

Four years ago, on request from her customers, Melanie combined her knowledge of Natural ingredients and research coming out with the beautiful Saboré Organic Prescription Skincare range.

Melanie has 3 children and enjoys spending her spare time with her family, along with hands on animal rescue and supporting various charities.

Bonnie Hudson

Business Support

Bonnie is a trained Beauty Therapist with ITEC, she is also trained in Swedish plus hot stone massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, electrology, and IPL. Bonnie loves being hands on and has a strong interest in Natural Skincare and Make up.

Bonnie is based in our new East Tamaki Auckland offices Monday to Friday and is also on the road every month to help our stockists with advice and show them new products.

In her spare time Bonnie loves being outdoors such as mountain biking and camping. Her hobbies are very much health and fitness related with a strong interest in natural food, recipes and products. Bonnie also loves giving massages she tells us!! 


Jody Brown

Auckland/ Northland Account Manager

Jody has a background in the Appearance Medicine Industry with 9yrs as a cosmetic nurse administering injectables (Botox/fillers), skin peels, microdermabrasion, IPL and RF. In this role Jody become very experienced in combining prescription skin care and these medical aesthetic technology treatments to achieve results for clients with skin rejuvenation and problematic skin concerns. She is looking forward to sharing this knowledge and loves the idea of the saborè range providing a natural organic alternative that has the active ingredients to still get the results.
Jody lives an active lifestyle north of Auckland with her husband and 3 kids.

Brenda Lucius


Brenda Lucius is our South Island contract trainer for Microneedling, skincare and Advanced Peels.

Having previously worked as a beauty therapy tutor, Brenda has taught all aspects of beauty therapy, but specialised in electrolysis and cosmetic science, which includes physics, chemistry and cosmetic ingredients and their effects on the skin. Brenda also holds a National Certificate Level 5 in Adult Education and Training.

Brenda's passion for Beauty Therapy gained her a certificate of Merit and the Student of the Year award International Beauty Therapy Diploma and Specialised Diploma in Electrical Epilation issued by CIDESCO, Switzerland (2012) plus an International Diploma for Beauty Specialist (Distinction), Facial Electrical Treatments (Merit), Epilation (Merit) and Body Treatments (Merit) issued by ITEC, United Kingdom (2012)



Astrid Delaney

Senior Trainer

Astrid is our most senior trainer with over 20yrs in Beauty Therapy plus she has spent time in Theatre nursing/Tutoring. Astrid also worked for 9yrs in the Pharmaceutical area so is a wealth of knowledge for all Beauty Therapists. Astrid trains for us in the area of CIT(micro needling) vein treatments, Radio Frequency and Advanced Peels. Astrid is a contractor to Skinforlife NZ

Gail Thompson

Office Manager/Accounts

Gail joined us June 2016 to assist with the smooth running of the main office overseeing

accounts, incoming and outgoing goods. After many years in banking and the council we welcomed her many years of experience with having systems in place.

In her spare time Gail enjoys reading, walking, gardening and spending lots of time with family.


Skinforlife NZ

NZ owned & operated company providing 7 day week customer support since 2007. 100% focused on results & consumer satisfaction Always seeking out new and advancing technology.

Saboré Organic Skincare

Saboré is an advanced range of skincare with potent actives, and we require the expertise of trained therapists and clinics to be able to correctly diagnose and prescribe the correct Saboré products, tailored to the individual’s needs, to successfully correct skin problems and to nourish the skin. READ MORE

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Director: Melanie Thompson 
Trading hours: Monday-Sunday (By appointment only)