What is Red Light Therapy or Collagen Skin Rejuvenation.

NASA developed red light technology to heal wounds in space but you don't need to be an Astronaut to experience red light therapy. Red light is light in the visible light spectrum at a wavelength of 620 nanometers. It's near Infra red light on the light spectrum but Infra Red is invisible, red light is visible. Red light is not anywhere near close to UV so despite our beds looking like sunbeds, collagen beds are nothing like their UV simulation counterparts. Red light therapy is natural, non invasive, pain free and uv-free, it does not cut, burn or break the skin.

Red light penetrates to the bottom of the dermis or to a depth of up to 10mm under the skin surface. Red light stimulates the skins ability to produce collagen and elastin, it also increases oxygen and nutrients. Collagen and elastin are the main proteins that contribute to our skin's elasticity, texture and tone. After around the age of 25 the body's natural skin metabolism slows down production thus the ageing process begins. Once ageing starts it is a slippery slope downhill leading to dryer complexions, wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity. Red light therapy helps our bodies halt the slippery slope.   

Red light therapy is not a quick fix. It's taken time for most of us to develop those wrinkles so you can't expect them to disappear overnight. Everyone's results are going to be individual , typically though clients see improvement in skin tone and texture, pore size, pigmentation spots, acne, it reduces the appearance of wrinkles and scars and rosacea.

There are different forms of red light therapy including LED and collagen fluorescent lamps. LED typically treat small areas at one time only. Seecret collagen beds use collagen fluorescent lamps that can generate a much higher level and broader spectrum of light energy to the skin and gives full body results.

What's in a name? The story behind Beta Life International Ltd.

If, like us, who you deal with is important to you, you'll like to know a bit about the people behind the scenes; here's our story.

We are: 

Janis Bowker and Kirsty Ethynes, business partners and life partners. After working in corporate jobs in roles from PA to Investigating Accountant and everything in between we sold up and went in search of our dream.... a business of our own.

Many years ago we purchased a tanning wholesale company which had the name Super Tan Sunbeds.  A couple of years later we wanted to expand into other products especially in the beauty industry. Buying the products was easy, thinking up a new name, one that had meaning (at least to us), wasn't. This is the meaning of our company name; Beta Life International Ltd.

Beta; is second, it's the second business name for us and the start of a new era. Beta also incorporates our surnames - a little bit at least. And Beta Life indicates our commitment to providing better products and service. Since our products come from around the world so Beta Life International (BLI) was born.

You may be wondering what we mean by 'better products'.  Products from trusted manufacturers with ethical practices towards people, animals and the environment. That means things like, continuing improvement of products so no damaging chemicals are used, not testing on animals, choosing ingredients from sustainable sources and using recyclable packaging.  In essence we mean products that are a balance of nature and science which enable you to look great, feel great and know it’s better for you. 


Cruelty Free Beauty Supplier

With the news in March that the New Zealand Government has passed a ban on animal testing of finished cosmetics and their ingredients that are exclusively used for cosmetics, it is a great reminder that we are ahead of the game with all our product brands. Hempz Bodycare, Haircare, Supre Tan, and Monu Skincare Brands are all Cruelty Free ie. not tested on animals or any individual ingredient within these products. In fact all of Hempz and Supre Tan products are 100% Vegan and most of Monu Skincare is too, with the exception of products with collagen in them. Monu use marine collagen which is a by-product of the fishing industry. We are proud to have been well and truly ahead of the game for a number of years, on this score.

It is interesting to note that the actual legislation ban is on finished products and not on  "dual use" ingredients ie. substances that may be used for a purpose other than cosmetics. This then limits the ingredient list considerably as about 90% of all cosmetics ingredients fall into this category. This legislation is a start in the right direction but still has a long way to go.

Select Committee agree with choice for Adults

The Select Committee report on the Health (Protection) Amendment Bill does recommend a ban on under 18's from using commercial solaria. This is not a surprise and is not contested by the indoor tanning industry, indeed most support more regulations.

Notably the Select Committee carefully considered extending the provisions to ban commercial solaria, this as a result of the numerous submissions making this suggestion. The Committee were satisfied that the bill protects the vulnerable age group and that Adults can make their own choices. Indeed they point out that the 18 is the age legislation considers you are capable of making choices regarding smoking and alcohol. We have long said that how people get their UV exposure should be their choice, we are pleased the Select Committee agree with us.

The opposition parties are putting in a supplementary order paper to introduce a ban in three years. This is disappointing. They state "that New Zealanders should not be put at risk from cancer for a service that offers no health benefits". Vitamin d is the 'sunshine vitamin' required for lots of health benefits (many of which are still being discovered) and obtained by exposure to the suns UV rays, it is an erroneous position to take to say that a device that emits UV offers no health benefits.

Our message: UV light is necessary to life, how you get it is your choice, moderation and responsibility in how you get your UV dose is the key. 

We are very pleased the Select Committee agree that Adults (those over 18yrs) are capable of making their own choices.

Welcome to our new website

We're wrapped to present our new website. The old www.betalifeinternational.com had served us well for some years but it was time to retire it and get a new one. This one is designed specifically for our wholesale customers and prospects.  

As at our go live we know we have some more to add and tweak but hope you enjoy it and find it easy to navigate. We want to Thank squarespace as their web building tools have made putting this website together pretty easy and it's been a fun project.

So take a good look around the site, enjoy and we'd love your feedback if you have a moment or so.