JANESCE embodies all that is good – success from working with nature to create harmony in everyday life.

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Janice Sarre Smith,
founder of Janesce.

From an early age Janice learnt how nature provides everything we need to keep healthy. Collecting vegetables from her father's organic garden, gave her an understanding that good soil grows strong plants. This was reinforced in her 20's as she watched her 3 young children thrive on the healthy food she prepared.

Fuelled by a desire to help people live in harmony with nature, Janice went on a path of discovery by studying the healing and balancing effect of herbs and plant extracts, and essential nutritional elements for well being. She studied the human body at medical school and completed many courses on herbs and nutrition; she read every book she should find on the subjects.

In 1968 Janice began a small consultation service, "Beauty Through Nutrition" advising people on how to treat skin conditions through good nutrition and herbal remedies. Her mantra was always that nature provides what we need to maintain good health, and as her business grew, so did her reputation as a specialist in her field.

With increased interest in her expertise, Janice decided to open a natural therapies school. This school was the first in the southern hemisphere with European accreditation. Janice was soon invited to lecture all over Europe at international beauty conferences and became an honorary member and examiner for the Comité Internationale D’Esthetique et Cosmetologie (CIDESCO).

Throughout this time Janice was always looking for the best natural products for her clients. However many times she was frustrated by the quality or limited range available. So she decided to create her own and founded JANESCE in 1986. With the knowledge that she had acquired on plants, herbs and physiology of the skin over her 20 years as a consultant, she was finally able to develop products that would bring real results for her clients.

As a leading naturopath and nutritionist, Janice continues to be recognised for her international reputation and lifelong commitment to promoting beautiful skin and natural health (Enterprising Women of the Year 2000, Asia Pacific Women of Distinction 2004).

Guided by her extensive knowledge of plants and skin health, Janice has successfully built up the Janesce name, philosophy, product range and practice. She continues to personally oversee all product development today, using closely guarded methods to harness the life force of the flowers and herbs that create the exquisite mother tinctures, extracts and essences that go into every Janesce product.

In Jan’s own words "I knew that if nutrition was good for the body, then it would be good for the skin, so I applied the same principles that I had learnt as a Naturopath when I formulated my skin care. I have proven many times that when the skin is healthy, then skin problems will disappear. We only have to look to nature for the answers".