CosBeauty Magazine #79

CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty in Australia. This issue we look at 30+ products to make your bathroom a spa, why you need these ultimate skin savers, wellness trends for 2018, a year of global festivals and shape shifters; your best body ever!

CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty in Australia. This issue we look at 30+ products to make your bathroom a spa, why you need these ultimate skin savers, wellness trends for 2018, a year of global festivals and shape shifters; your best body ever!


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lifestyle health & beauty<br />

ISSUE 79 FEB-APRIL 2018<br />

Special price $9.95<br />

home spa<br />

30 +<br />

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to make your<br />

bathroom a<br />

sanctuary<br />

Wellness<br />

trends<br />

for 2018<br />

we know<br />

what you<br />

did last<br />

summer<br />

why you<br />

need these<br />

ultimate skin<br />

saviours<br />

a year of<br />

Global<br />

festivals<br />

shape<br />

shifters<br />

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Contents<br />

BEAUTY<br />

regulars<br />

10 Editor’s letter<br />

12 Beauty insider<br />

104 Ed’s Faves<br />

cover stories<br />

16 Wellness trends for 2018<br />

56 At home spa – 30+ products<br />

to make your bathroom a<br />

sanctuary<br />

62 Shape shifters<br />

– your best body ever<br />

A rundown on every<br />

body contouring device<br />

on the market<br />

86 We know what you did last<br />

Summer – why you need these<br />

ultimate skin saviours<br />

96 A year of global festivals<br />

features<br />

40 The future: skincare that<br />

impacts our DNA<br />

The founder of Synergie Skin<br />

explains why superficial skincare<br />

is no longer enough<br />

42 10 ways to look and feel better<br />

It’s time to make those 2018<br />

goals a reality<br />

48 Intermittent fasting – benefits<br />

and risks<br />

Curious about the 5:2? We’ve<br />

got all the deets right here<br />

78 Be the best version of you<br />

If your fitness struggles are just<br />

too real, it could be time to try<br />

this multifaceted approach<br />

22 Day vs night<br />

Up your beauty game with these<br />

must-try products<br />

26 Foundations with benefits<br />

The functional foundations that<br />

improve your complexion while<br />

you wear them<br />

29 Be my Valentine<br />

Make someone smile this Feb<br />

14 with these lust-worthy gifts<br />

30 Hitting the right notes<br />

A breakdown of heavenly scents<br />

so you never buy the wrong<br />

perfume again<br />

52 Don’t get in a tizz about frizz<br />

Our go-to tips and tricks for<br />

humidity-proofing your hair

SKIN<br />

36 Glowing skin is always in<br />

Dewy skin in 30 minutes?<br />

Yes please!<br />

38 Real science, real results<br />

Why you need to make DNA<br />

enzymes your new best friend<br />

92 Dolce Vita Skin<br />

Expert advice on the benefits of<br />

adopting a long-term<br />

beauty regime<br />


72 Tried and true<br />

Why liposuction is still the most<br />

commonly performed form of<br />

cosmetic surgery<br />

76 Thinking about liposuction?<br />

Here’s your liposculpture<br />

lowdown<br />

80 Navigating the land down under<br />

Let’s talk about sex, baby!<br />

84 Fat grafting – the natural<br />

alternative to fillers<br />

Everything you need to know<br />

about redefining your facial<br />

features with your own fat<br />

94 Lids by Design – Colorset<br />

primer pencil<br />

Another eye enhancing gem<br />

from Lids by Design<br />

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From the<br />

Editor<br />

W<br />

elcome to the Autumn edition of <strong>CosBeauty</strong> magazine.<br />

As the hot weather is starting to abate, we can finally<br />

drift off at night without the relentless humidity<br />

interrupting our precious beauty sleep. According to the<br />

author of The Liver Cleansing Diet, Dr Sandra Cabot,<br />

making sleep a priority is one of the top ten things we<br />

can do to look and feel better (p42). She explains: ‘Sleep is critical for immune<br />

function, improving the metabolism, maintaining a healthy weight, enjoying<br />

a positive mood, optimising physical and mental performance and preventing<br />

premature ageing.’ I knew there must be some valid reasons behind my love of<br />

snuggling up!<br />

The world of ‘wellness’ accounts for a $3.7 trillion global industry and in<br />

our report on page 16, we showcase the forecast trends for 2018, including my<br />

favourite – Vinotherapy. And no, it’s not what you think!<br />

This issue’s enhancement feature is on Bodyshaping devices – getting into<br />

shape without the sweat, or undergoing surgery. And for those who are old school<br />

in their approach to weight loss, we also have a fascinating article on Intermittent<br />

Fasting (p48) and another on the benefits of personal training (p78).<br />

For makeup lovers, we’re exploring the rise of functional foundations on page<br />

26 and our Beauty Insider reveals the latest lineup of celeb inspired products and<br />

procedures from page 12. Our guide to seasonal skincare will help you clear your<br />

complexion during the cooler months (p86), while our frizzy hair feature will aid<br />

you in keeping the flyaways at bay, no matter how intense the humidity (p52).<br />

Our Valentine’s picks on page 29 will keep you in Cupid’s favour for another<br />

year, but remember to prioritise some self-love this Autumn by transforming your<br />

bathroom into the perfect sanctuary with our comprehensive pampering package<br />

from page 56. Looking after yourself is the best way to bring balance to your life<br />

and it empowers you to look after those you love the most.<br />

Issue 79<br />

Feb-April 2018<br />

Editor-in-Chief<br />

Michelle Kearney<br />

Editorial Director<br />

Michelle Kearney<br />

Art Director<br />

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Writers<br />

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Maria Leahy, Aimée Rodrigues<br />

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Another day, another celebrity<br />

makeup line! With Rihanna,<br />

Victoria Beckham and Kim<br />

Kardashian West dominating the<br />

2017 beauty scene, it’s no surprise<br />

that other celebs are keen to get<br />

in on the action. Following some<br />

time away from the spotlight,<br />

Lindsay Lohan has announced<br />

that she will be launching her own<br />

lipstick range. Speaking on The<br />

Wendy Williams Show, the 31-yearold<br />

actress described the move<br />

towards makeup entrepreneurship<br />

as ‘very exciting’, but failed to<br />

reveal when exactly the LiLo<br />

inspired collection will be released.<br />



She may be known for her<br />

anonymous appearance, but<br />

Australian singing sensation<br />

Sia is about to go public with a<br />

very special collaboration. The<br />

popstar has teamed up with<br />

MAC for its 2018 Viva Glam<br />

campaign to raise money for<br />

those affected by HIV/AIDS. To<br />

date, more than $600 million<br />

has been collected through the<br />

brand’s partnerships with stars<br />

like Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and<br />

Lady Gaga. Sia’s vivid red Viva<br />

Glam lipstick will be available<br />

from February 12.<br />


When it comes to our favourite<br />

beauty products, we generally<br />

stand by the statement: ‘Don’t<br />

mess with a classic’. But when<br />

the experts at Benefit decided<br />

to add a touch of luminosity to<br />

their legendary POREfessional<br />

primer, we can’t say we weren’t<br />

a little intrigued. The new<br />

POREfessional Pearl Primer<br />

($53) boasts all the pore-defying<br />

goodness of the original, with<br />

the added superpower of<br />

brightening lacklustre skin. The<br />

best news? It’s in stores now!<br />

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@cosbeauty<br />


If you’re one of Elle Ferguson’s<br />

600K Insta followers, you’ll<br />

know all about this Bondi<br />

babe’s enviable glow. Now,<br />

you can replicate the Cosmo<br />

cover girl’s style with the arrival<br />

of her new tanning line, Elle<br />

Effect. While an official release<br />

date has yet to be announced,<br />

with promises of a five-day<br />

streak-free tan, we think this<br />

is definitely a space worth<br />

watching.<br />

600K<br />




When Kate Middleton became<br />

the Duchess of Cambridge in<br />

2011, her ability to sell out entire<br />

lines of clothing quickly became<br />

apparent. And now that Prince<br />

Harry’s engagement to Meghan<br />

Markle has been announced, it<br />

seems the American actress is<br />

having a similar impact on the<br />

world of cosmetic enhancement.<br />

Since going public with her royal<br />

romance, a number of New York<br />

based plastic surgeons have<br />

reported a surge in requests for<br />

the Suits star’s features. Dr Philip<br />

Miller told the Daily Star that he<br />

receives two requests a week<br />

for ‘Meghan’s nose’, while Dr<br />

Stephen T Greenberg admitted<br />

to Allure that Ms Markle’s<br />

defined cheekbones and jawline<br />

are popular among his patients’<br />

requests.<br />


As anyone who’s ever left the<br />

house repping fifty shades of<br />

orange will know, sometimes<br />

even our must trusted looking<br />

glasses lie. Thankfully, this<br />

situation could soon be a thing<br />

of the past as ‘the world’s<br />

first smart beauty mirror’, the<br />

HiMirror, promises to assess<br />

your skin, offer personalised<br />

advice and play beauty<br />

tutorials while you apply your<br />

makeup. #Winning<br />

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Feature<br />

Perfect<br />

is boring,<br />

human<br />

is beautiful<br />

– Tyra Banks<br />

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Feature<br />

W ellness<br />

Trends<br />

for<br />

2018<br />

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– AND YOU – IN 2018.<br />


From crystal therapy to healing spices,<br />

the wellness trends once considered too<br />

alternative for the general public now<br />

look set to become the must-try treatments of<br />

2018. That’s according to the Global Wellness<br />

Institute (GWI), an esteemed Miami-based body<br />

whose mission is to empower wellness worldwide<br />

by educating the public and private sectors about<br />

preventative health and wellbeing.<br />

‘Much of that expansion is happening in what<br />

were once regarded as alternative therapies,’ says<br />

the GWI’s director of research and PR, Beth<br />

McGroarty. ‘The more kooky or whacky the<br />

treatment, the bigger it is.’<br />

A torrent of holistic health specialties will<br />

take the limelight, according to Jess Barron,<br />

general manager of leading US diet, nutrition<br />

and fi tness website Livestrong. ‘Infrared sauna,<br />

acupuncture, Reiki massage, meditation and<br />

cryotherapy are becoming hugely mainstream<br />

and thought of less so as woo-woo,’ she says.<br />

Jess also predicts that energy healing will be<br />

big: ‘In addition to crystals and sage smudging,<br />

we’ve seen aura reading and energy healing such<br />

as Reiki becoming more and more mainstream.<br />

A massage therapist in San Francisco recently<br />

used a tuning fork on my head and neck to get<br />

my energy back into proper vibration!’<br />

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The New York Times christened<br />

2017 the year of ‘the great<br />

crystal boom’ with all things<br />

lunar related, solar powered and<br />

crystal coated having a galactic<br />

moment. The famed publication<br />

predicts this trend will continue<br />

to shine through 2018.<br />

‘How did crystals go from a<br />

New Age curiosity to ubiquitous<br />

accessory in the luxury wellness<br />

world?’ asked The New York<br />

Times. ‘They are extolled as<br />

beneficial to physical and<br />

emotional healing. Crystals,<br />

it seems, appeal to those who<br />

seek calm in a chaotic world: a<br />

counterbalance to the anxiety<br />

induced by nonstop news and<br />

feelings of Instagram FOMO.’<br />

From Adele to Victoria<br />

Beckham, celebrities have been<br />

embracing the pleasing aesthetic<br />

and suspect healing properties<br />

of precious gems and stones,<br />

including Crystal Light Bed<br />

Therapy, which involves lying<br />

on a massage table beneath<br />

seven glowing rainbow coloured<br />

Vogel-cut quartz crystals (one for<br />

each chakra).<br />

Wish list<br />

According to Modern<br />

Sanctuary, a Manhattan luxury<br />

wellness centre that specialises<br />

in the practice, crystals will<br />

‘shine on and off in healing<br />

rhythms to cleanse, balance<br />

and align energies’.<br />


SAUNAS<br />

The oldest known sauna is a pit of<br />

stones in Finland, but over the past<br />

two millennia this ancient tradition<br />

has undergone multiple facelifts.<br />

The latest incarnation is the<br />

infrared sauna, which uses infrared<br />

light waves to create heat in the<br />

body instead of the air. This new<br />

wave of light therapy is said to help<br />

you detox, lose weight, boost the<br />

immune system, lower stress levels<br />

and improve sleeping patterns.<br />

Wish list<br />

Miranda Kerr has one installed<br />

in the guesthouse of her Malibu<br />

home, but in the absence of a<br />

personal invitation the rest of us<br />

can sweat in style at Nimbus & Co,<br />

Bondi Beach.<br />


‘The old model of excess – the party<br />

mentality – is not as affordable for people<br />

anymore,’ says Beth McGroarty, citing a<br />

new, health-conscious breed of millennial<br />

traveller as a changing force within the<br />

wellness industry.<br />

They are more likely to be found<br />

indulging in wine-based skin therapies –<br />

vinotherapy – than imbibing the gorgeous<br />

grapes. Vinotherapy describes a treatment<br />

where the residue of wine-making (pips and<br />

pulp) are rubbed into the skin. The pulp is<br />

said to have excellent exfoliating qualities<br />

and to help reduce the problems associated<br />

with ageing.<br />

Wish list<br />

French skin care brand Caudalie was<br />

the first to catch onto the skin-softening<br />

benefits of grape seed polyphenols,<br />

creating the world’s first Vinothérapie<br />

spa in the heart of the Chateau Smith<br />

Haut Lafitte vineyard in Bordeaux in 1999.<br />

These days you can soak in a vat of vino<br />

everywhere from Tuscany to Japan.<br />

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A natural modality that has been practised since the<br />

18th century, salt therapy involves inhaling dry salt,<br />

which can help cleanse both the airways and skin to<br />

relieve congestion, inflammation and dermal irritations.<br />

A client sits in a salt ‘cave’, where a halogenerator grinds<br />

pharmaceutical grade salt into minute particles that<br />

become airborne when dispersed into the room. The<br />

particles are then inhaled deep into the lungs.<br />

Wish list<br />

The salt chamber in the spa at Sirene Luxury Hotel<br />

Bodrum on Turkey’s idyllic Aegean coast.<br />

BACK TO<br />


Workout apps and online fitness classes<br />

have been trending for years, but this<br />

might come to an end. Instead, face-toface<br />

classes and experiences are expected<br />

to rise in popularity as we realise the<br />

mental health benefits of connecting with<br />

others in real life.<br />

Jess Barron says the current political<br />

climate is causing a shift in our health<br />

goals and routines. ‘[It’s] incredibly<br />

volatile and people are on edge,’ she says.<br />

‘In order to take care of their health,<br />

I’ve seen friends heading regularly<br />

to meditation centres. I’ve noticed<br />

physical challenges like marathons<br />

rise in popularity, perhaps as a way to<br />

ease anxiety. I am seeing friends and<br />

acquaintances sign up for glitter runs,<br />

5Ks, half marathons and marathons more<br />

than ever before.<br />

‘It could be that people are looking to<br />

these types of physical challenges to not<br />

only improve their fitness and health<br />

but to develop their determination and<br />

improve their mental focus to thrive<br />

in what can feel like an overwhelming<br />

political world right now.’<br />

Wish list<br />

UNPLUG Meditation in Los Angeles.<br />

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Over the last few years we’ve seen ‘athleisure’<br />

gear rise to the fore, but Jess predicts the next<br />

iteration is ‘workleisure’, where functional,<br />

comfortable clothes become work appropriate.<br />

Lifestyle brands like Aday and Kit and Ace are<br />

taking this trend to the masses.<br />

‘Here’s the deal,’ says Jess. ‘Successful tech<br />

world businessmen such as Facebook CEO<br />

Mark Zuckerberg and AXS TV chairman Mark<br />

Cuban have shepherded in an incredibly casual<br />

business look for men. Forbes dubbed it “CEO<br />

casual” several years back. Well, what about<br />

all the women out there who are founding and<br />

running companies?<br />

‘We live in a world where work life and<br />

home life are increasingly blurred. The power<br />

to wear athleisure clothing at the office makes<br />

taking a walk or yoga or meditation break<br />

much more manageable.’<br />


Beyond inflammation and gut health,<br />

Keri Glassman, leading US celebrity<br />

nutritionist and founder of The<br />

Nutrition School, says spices are<br />

moving into the limelight. You could<br />

say turmeric is the new avocado.<br />

‘Adaptogenic herbs and spices have<br />

taken off,’ Keri says. ‘Historically,<br />

[adding spices] was always a great<br />

way to flavour food without adding<br />

calories and to increase your intake of<br />

antioxidants.<br />

‘But more recently, inflammation<br />

and chronic stress have become<br />

such big issues so, naturally, ways to<br />

remedy that have become popular,<br />

too.’<br />

Turmeric lattes are just the start,<br />

she says. ‘People are also putting<br />

turmeric and other spices into their<br />

morning coffees and smoothies.’<br />

Buzz about turmeric’s antiinflammatory<br />

powers dominated<br />

2017, but 2018 is all about moringa,<br />

according to US wellness lifestyle<br />

website Well+Good. It’s a ‘super<br />

green’ touted as an even more<br />

powerful inflammation fighter.<br />

Called the ‘world’s most useful<br />

tree’ by scientists, moringa’s healing<br />

history in India, Chile and Africa has<br />

been little known in the West. But<br />

its nutrition profile is now becoming<br />

legend with twice the protein of<br />

spinach and three times as much iron,<br />

says nutritionist and Well+Good<br />

Council member Kimberly Snyder.<br />


DRINKS<br />

Consumers are getting wiser<br />

about vitamin drinks and iced<br />

teas, which are marketed as<br />

healthy elixirs even though they<br />

are packed with sugar. Instead,<br />

we’ll start to see functional drinks<br />

become more popular, such as<br />

vinegar or activated charcoalinfused<br />

concoctions.<br />

‘I think [vitamin drinks and<br />

iced teas] will definitely still be<br />

crowd favourites, but the trend<br />

will be taken up a level,’ says Keri<br />

Glassman. ‘Kombucha floats are<br />

already a thing, so I wouldn’t be<br />

surprised if the next big thing is a<br />

combo of a few of these items or<br />

one of them with a twist.’<br />

Some caution is needed,<br />

however. Activated charcoal and<br />

clay have been given a makeover<br />

in the form of Instagrammable<br />

detox drinks, but these ingredients<br />

can also cause the not-so-ideal<br />

outcome of constipation.<br />

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SOUND<br />


Bizarre name aside, sound bathing,<br />

which involves relaxing to the sound<br />

of Tibetan singing bowls or bowls<br />

made of metal or quartz crystals, may<br />

actually serve as a useful meditation<br />

aid for novices who struggle to reach<br />

Nirvana through breath work alone.<br />

Think of it as meditating to a<br />

soundtrack. The Integratron – a<br />

repurposed out-of-this-world domed<br />

structure described by its creator as ‘a<br />

time machine for basic research on<br />

rejuvenation, anti-gravity and time<br />

travel’ in California’s Mojave Desert<br />

– will transport you to another world<br />

before you even shut your eyes.<br />

Wish list<br />

Blue Mountains Sound Therapy,<br />

Springwood, NSW.<br />

SOUNDS<br />


Vows of silence have long been a<br />

religious practice in many faiths,<br />

but in recent years they’ve become a<br />

popular wellness trend thanks to what<br />

Beth McGroarty calls ‘the endless<br />

noise and digital noise’ of modern life.<br />

Research suggests a period of silence<br />

can lower stress hormones and boost<br />

overall happiness. Endorsements from<br />

the likes of Gisele Bündchen and<br />

Emma Watson don’t go astray either.<br />

If all you want is some peace and<br />

quiet then you’re in luck because<br />

silence is getting supercharged by a<br />

new generation of silent hotels, spas,<br />

restaurants, gyms, airports and even<br />

hair salons.<br />

Wish list<br />

Therme Laa Hotel and Spa in<br />

Austria, which bills itself as the<br />

fi rst comprehensively silent spa<br />

experience. CBM<br />

Foodbites<br />


Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) sufferers are finding success with<br />

low-FODMAP diets, and now other trendy eaters are jumping on<br />

the bandwagon. The acronym [Fermentable Oligosaccharides,<br />

Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols] stands for a type of<br />

carb found in a wide variety of foods that can cause indigestion.<br />

Followers usually skip dairy products, sugar, alcohols and legumes<br />

(to name a few) in lieu of lactose- and fructose-free eating. While this<br />

diet might soothe your stomach, stay wary of any products with a<br />

‘low-FODMAP’ claim as they can still contain lots of saturated fat and<br />

added sugar.<br />


While these trending eats are old news in other parts of the world,<br />

cassava, jackfruit and monk fruit are all gaining popularity as swaps<br />

for wheat flour, meat, and sugar. Try baking with cassava or using<br />

jackfruit in vegan tacos.<br />


Yoghurt and fermented foods like sauerkraut and kimchi have<br />

received huge attention for their gut-boosting live cultures, but<br />

probiotics are popping up in other places. You can now find good<br />

bacteria in special chips, cookies and granolas, but make sure to look<br />

at the other ingredients before adding to your shopping trolley.<br />


This is news everyone can get behind! Recent research supports<br />

consuming 300 to 400 milligrams of caffeine (about three or four cups<br />

of coffee) per day for its brain benefits. But matcha’s not the only en<br />

vogue source. Turn to new caffeinated waters or seltzers for a pickme-up,<br />

but skip coffee cubes and sugary beverages if you want an<br />

actual health boost.<br />

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Day<br />

Beauty<br />

VS<br />

night<br />

Transitioning from<br />

day to night isn’t as<br />

simple as dropping<br />

your blazer for<br />

an LBD. Whether<br />

you’re channelling<br />

successful<br />

professional or<br />

weekend warrior,<br />

be sure to bring<br />

your beauty<br />

‘A’ game.

Beauty<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

4.<br />

7.<br />

5.<br />

6.<br />



Daytime beauty is all about<br />

convenience, but that doesn’t mean<br />

you can’t look fresh AF heading to<br />

the office. Show the world you mean<br />

business with dewy skin, a soft glow,<br />

defined eyes and subtly shaded lips.<br />

Remember, earthy tones and coral<br />

highlights are your friends.<br />

8.<br />


10.<br />

11.<br />

9.<br />

12. 13. 14.<br />

1. Youngblood Mineral Rice Setting<br />

Powder, $55, 2. Peter Thomas<br />

Roth Lashes to Die For, $31, 3.<br />

Youngblood Illuminate Palette, $89.95,<br />

4. Charlotte Tilbury Rock ‘n’ Kohl<br />

Iconic Liquid Eye Pencil in Barbarella<br />

Brown, $43, 5.Colorescience Pressed<br />

Mineral Foundation SPF 20, $69.50,<br />

6. Colorescience Mineral Corrector<br />

Palette, $79.20, 7. Charlotte Tilbury<br />

Luxury Palette in The Sophisticate,<br />

$80, 8. Salt by Hendrix Lip Glow in<br />

Peach Martini, $19.95, 9. Charlotte<br />

Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G in Valentine, $49,<br />

10. Mavala Switzerland Lipstick<br />

with Prolip in Opal Rose, $27.95,<br />

11. Ms. Lova Tanning Mousse, $29.90,<br />

12. Lycogel Breathable Tint, $89,<br />

13. Inglot Refreshing Face Mist,<br />

$12, 14. Dermalogica Ultra Sensitive<br />

Tint, $61.50.<br />

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1.<br />

OH HELLO,<br />


To quote Rita Ora, ‘When the sun<br />

comes down, that’s when the animal<br />

comes out!’ When hitting the town<br />

you can afford to amplify your look.<br />

Think sculpted cheeks, brushed<br />

brows, lined eyes and slicked lips.<br />

To avoid looking overdone, you<br />

should aim to accentuate your best<br />

features, not create new ones.<br />

3.<br />

2.<br />

4.<br />


1. YSL Touche Éclat Glow Shot Liquid<br />

Highlighter in Daylight, $68, 2. Skeyndor<br />

High Impact Panoramic Mascara, $39.90,<br />

3. Tarte BEAUTY (RED)EFINED tarteist<br />

PRO Amazonian clay palette, $82, 4.<br />

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze &<br />

Glow, $97, 5. Giorgio Armani Luminous<br />

Silk Foundation, $99, 6. Arbonne<br />

Makeup Sheer Glow Highlight Stick, $69,<br />

7. Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut<br />

Gel Highlighter, $63, 8. YSL All Hours<br />

Foundation, $89, 9. YSL Glow Shot, $68,<br />

10. MAC x Jade Jagger Mineralise Eye<br />

Shadow x4 in Burning Nights, $72, 11.<br />

Gilded Cage Revelation Eyeshadow<br />

in Rose Gold, $27, 12. Peter Thomas<br />

Roth Skin to Die For No Filter Mattifying<br />

Primer and Complexion Protector, $40,<br />

13. Sisley Phyto Lip Twist in Coral, $55,<br />

14. Dermalogica Hydrablur Primer,<br />

$70, 15. Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour<br />

Liquid Lipstick in Calabasas, $18, 16.<br />

Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint, $36,<br />

17. Inglot Intense Sparkler Face Eyes<br />

Body Highlighter in 14, $30, 18. Mavala<br />

Switzerland Nail Color Cream, $8.50, 19.<br />

Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam, $24.95.<br />

5. 6.<br />

7.<br />

8. 9.<br />

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Feature Beauty<br />

10.<br />

18.<br />

11.<br />

16.<br />

12. 13. 14. 15. 17.<br />

19.<br />

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Feature<br />

foundationS<br />

with<br />

benefits<br />

Once considered a simple tool for covering up<br />

unwanted blemishes, the humble foundation has<br />

since been infused with all kinds of skin loving<br />

goodness. From collagen boosting formulas to<br />

post-procedure healers, the following foundation<br />

fix is anything but basic!<br />

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Beauty<br />

1.<br />

1. Ultraceuticals CC Powder Pure<br />

Mineral Foundation, $69. Brimming<br />

with skin saving vitamins, this triple<br />

milled anti-ageing mineral powder<br />

is perfect for brightening sensitive<br />

complexions.<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

2. Lycogel Breathable<br />

Camouflage, $108. This buildable<br />

matte foundation works hard to<br />

deliver oxygen, moisture and<br />

nutrients to the skin, making it a<br />

great post-treatment skin saviour.<br />

3. Charlotte Tilbury Magic<br />

Foundation, $65. Capable of<br />

reducing the appearance of acne<br />

and age spots, this collagen<br />

boosting, pore tightening product<br />

really is like magic in a bottle.<br />

4.<br />

4. Skeyndor Hydrafluid<br />

Foundation SPF 18, $55. Part of<br />

Skeyndor’s Anti-Ageing collection,<br />

this product utilises lifting<br />

peptides, de-puffing agents and<br />

botanicals to give the complexion<br />

a boost of youth.<br />

5. Colorescience Even Up Tinted<br />

Makeup Base SPF 50, $158.40.<br />

Think colour correction at its<br />

finest – this innovative brightening<br />

product is clinically proven to<br />

improve the appearance of<br />

discoloured skin.<br />

5.<br />

6.<br />

6. asap pure skin perfecting<br />

mineral foundation, $65. Time for a<br />

complexion boost? This lightweight<br />

formula improves skin health,<br />

provides pollution protection and<br />

stimulates skin cell production.<br />

7. Oxygenetix Oxygenating<br />

Foundation, $66. Described<br />

as a ‘breathable second skin’,<br />

the Oxygenetix Oxygenating<br />

Foundation supports skin healing<br />

following aesthetic procedures.<br />

Contains Vitamin E and the extracts<br />

of grape seed and Salix alba.<br />

7.<br />

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8. Ella Baché Great Sunguard<br />

Foundation SPF 40, $48. Be beach<br />

ready with this antibacterial opaque<br />

foundation with advanced sun<br />

protection and anti-oxidising<br />

properties. Bonus points for the eyecatching<br />

packaging!<br />

9. Nude by Nature Flawless Liquid<br />

Foundation, $39.95. Bamboo<br />

powder, baobab fruit and lilly pilly<br />

unite to soften and enrich the skin<br />

while providing flawless coverage.<br />

Oil and fragrance free.<br />

10. La Roche-Posay Toleriane Teint<br />

Hydrating Water-Cream Foundation,<br />

$39.95. Harnessing the power<br />

of hyaluronic acid, this medium<br />

coverage formula visibly unifies<br />

the skin while providing up to 12<br />

hours of moisture.<br />

11. Youngblood Loose Mineral<br />

Foundation, $79.95. It’s a foundation,<br />

concealer and powder all in one!<br />

This fan favourite mineral foundation<br />

looks after sensitive skin while<br />

providing UVA/UVB protection.<br />

12. Paula’s Choice RESIST Anti-<br />

Ageing Serum Foundation, $58.<br />

Diffuse imperfections and soften the<br />

signs of time with this lightweight<br />

matte foundation. Infused with<br />

replenishing ceramides.<br />

8. 9. 10.<br />

12.<br />

11.<br />

13. O Cosmedics 1SKIN Natural<br />

Fusion Foundation, $59. Using desert<br />

date oil and organic fruit extract,<br />

this high performing natural product<br />

supports skin firmness and elasticity<br />

while boosting hydration.<br />

13.<br />

14. 15.<br />

14. Inglot HD Perfect Coverup<br />

Foundation, $49. Providing long<br />

lasting coverage that adjusts to suit<br />

its wearer’s skin tone, and powerful<br />

HD pigments for a flawless finish, this<br />

is a winning selfie foundation.<br />

15. Revlon Youth FX Foundation,<br />

$39.95. This uber hydrating formula<br />

blurs fine lines and wrinkles with<br />

micro-fillers and optical diffusers,<br />

while limiting the appearance of age<br />

spots and hyperpigmentation.<br />

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e my<br />

Valentine<br />

B eauty<br />




2.<br />

3.<br />

1.<br />

1.<br />

Gucci Bloom EDP, $140<br />

2.<br />

Giorgio Armani<br />

Sì Eau de Toilette, $129<br />

3.<br />

Robert Piguet<br />

Rose Perfection, $299<br />

4.<br />

Prada Candy Florale<br />

Eau de Toilette, $156<br />

5.<br />

Skeyndor Luxury<br />

Valentine’s Pack, $89.90<br />

6.<br />

Synergie Skin<br />

Targeted Anti-Ageing Set for<br />

Men, $149<br />

7.<br />

Floris London No 89, $190<br />

7.<br />

4.<br />

6.<br />

5.<br />

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the<br />

RIGHT<br />

notes<br />

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Perfume in all its incarnations can lift or create a<br />

mood, evoke powerful memories or just make you<br />

smell really good. But how do you know which scent<br />

is the best fi t for you?<br />

Navigating the perfume hall of a department store or<br />

duty free can be an overwhelming experience – indeed, an<br />

assault on the senses – with so much marketing hype and<br />

so many scents clamouring for attention. That’s perhaps<br />

not the ideal way to choose one’s fragrance de jour, but the<br />

scent selection process is not always a rational experience<br />

to begin with.<br />

‘You may feel that there can be no logic in your choice<br />

of perfumes because sense of smell is so emotional, but the<br />

fragrances you most enjoy will probably belong to just one<br />

or two of the 14 fragrance families,’ according to renowned<br />

‘nose’ Michael Edwards, a British fragrance expert, author<br />

and founding editor of Fragrances of the World and its<br />

sumptuous annual reference book.<br />

With an online database, FOTW is widely regarded<br />

as an olfactory bible, with more than 21,000 separate<br />

classifi cations to date. Michael is one of the only impartial<br />

and independent voices in the industry, an expert’s<br />

expert who consults to perfume creators and retailers<br />

around the world, dividing his time between London,<br />

New York, Australia and a Paris offi ce he shares with<br />

Pierre Dinand, designer of iconic bottles for YSL,<br />

Givenchy and Calvin Klein.<br />

His lectures and writings, including the book<br />

Perfume Legends: French Feminine Fragrances, pioneered<br />

critical scholarship on the history of perfumery, while<br />

his Fragrance Wheel marked a major innovation in<br />

perfume retail.<br />

‘Like most good things, it takes a little effort to<br />

fi nd a new perfume that is just right,’ says Michael.<br />

‘Start by understanding the difference between the<br />

fragrance families.’<br />

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Fl<br />

F<br />

Fresh<br />

Fr<br />

F<br />

re<br />

WHICH<br />

FAMILY<br />

DO YOU<br />

BELONG<br />

TO?<br />

The classifi cation system of the<br />

Fragrance Wheel is based on four<br />

major groups – Florals, Fresh,<br />

Woods and Orientals – and 14<br />

subcategories or families.<br />

The outer ring shows which<br />

ingredients are added to move a scent<br />

from one family to the next. For<br />

example, adding orange blossom and<br />

sweet spices to Soft Florals transforms<br />

them into Floral Orientals, incense and<br />

amber then transform Floral Orientals<br />

into Soft Orientals, and so on.<br />

es<br />

Floral<br />

Oriental<br />

Woody ody<br />

Wo<br />

W<br />

d<br />

FLORAL<br />

Probably the most popular fragrance<br />

category, fl oral perfumes aren’t just for young<br />

girls or grandmas.<br />

Florals encompass a wide range of blooms,<br />

from a single rose petal to a medley of<br />

fl oral bouquets. Most of these scents will be<br />

romantic and feminine, but depending on<br />

the ingredients can be soft (subtle whiffs<br />

and powdery notes), fresh (like newly cut<br />

fl owers) or intense (with hints of fruit and<br />

sweet spices). Common fl oral notes include<br />

jasmine, rose, gardenia and iris. In this<br />

classifi cation scheme, Chanel N o 5, which is<br />

traditionally classifi ed as a Floral Aldehyde,<br />

would be located under Soft Floral sub-group.<br />

Today, most mainstream fragrances<br />

are made with a large share of synthetic<br />

fragrances. Chanel N o 5, introduced in 1921,<br />

was the fi rst big seller to include them in the<br />

form of aldehydes. They’re said to have a<br />

soapy, fl oral, citrusy aroma<br />

FRESH<br />

Michael Edwards’ scale of fresh notes is<br />

broken down into greens, aquatics and citrus,<br />

with notes on either side of those blurring<br />

into the fl oral and woody categories that<br />

make up his fragrance wheel.<br />

Green notes are often associated with the<br />

crisp scents of the outdoors – newly cut grass,<br />

green fl owers and herbs. Water notes invoke<br />

the spirit of the sea or the smell of rain.<br />

One of the oldest fragrance families, citrus<br />

is comprised of the juices of lemons, oranges,<br />

bergamot, grapefruit and mandarins.<br />

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WOODY<br />

If you didn’t already guess, the Woody group<br />

consists of your aromatic wood notes –<br />

sandalwood, cedarwood and oak. You will<br />

commonly fi nd patchouli mixed in with the<br />

woody notes as well.<br />

In a nutshell, according to<br />

Michael Edwards:<br />

• Floral notes are a range of fl owers<br />

• Fresh notes are greens and water scents<br />

• Oriental notes are rich, bold and spicy<br />

• Woody scents are aromatic wood notes<br />


Just like its name suggests, the Oriental<br />

group is comprised of notes that are<br />

sweet, spicy and overall exotic. Notes<br />

like amber and vanilla are oftentimes<br />

present in the Oriental group. Michael<br />

Edwards’ Oriental group includes Soft<br />

Oriental, Oriental and Woody Oriental<br />

before offi cially crossing into the<br />

Woody notes group.<br />

Oriental notes are richer and bolder.<br />

Spices like cardamom and clove make up<br />

the oriental notes, as well as chocolate.<br />

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Things<br />

TO NOTE<br />

Each perfume (parfum), eau de parfum,<br />

eau de toilette or eau de cologne consists<br />

of different ‘notes’ that determine the<br />

overall scent and work in synergy to<br />

create a specific smell:<br />

• Top notes are otherwise called the<br />

head notes. Perceived immediately<br />

upon application of a perfume, top<br />

notes consist of small, light molecules<br />

that evaporate quickly. They form a<br />

person’s initial impression of a perfume<br />

and thus are very important in the<br />

selling of the product. The scents of<br />

this note class are usually described<br />

as ‘fresh’, ‘assertive’ or ‘sharp’. The<br />

compounds that contribute to top<br />

notes are strong in scent, very volatile<br />

and evaporate quickly.<br />

• Middle or heart notes make up<br />

the core of a fragrance and usually<br />

comprise around half the oil in the<br />

bottle and act as kind of a buffer<br />

for the base notes, which might not<br />

smell quite as pleasant on their own.<br />

They are generally composed of more<br />

robust oils because they need to hold<br />

up longer on the skin. And because<br />

they’re the main fragrance, they also<br />

have to win you over – this has to be<br />

a scent you can live with. Heart notes<br />

usually evaporate within two to four<br />

hours, leaving the base note to react<br />

with your skin.<br />

• Base notes linger the longest on the<br />

skin – some essential oils can last for a<br />

couple of days. While there are a wide<br />

variety of scents that make up top<br />

and heart notes, there’s less diversity<br />

among base notes. This is because<br />

there aren’t all that many scents<br />

heavy enough to stick around for as<br />

long as base notes need to. Base notes<br />

generally comprise about 20 per cent<br />

of any given fragrance. They’re often<br />

from the woodsy family – sandalwood,<br />

amber, musk and vanilla are among<br />

the most popular – but vetiver and<br />

patchouli are common too.<br />

The skin<br />

YOU’RE IN<br />

Our skin has a unique code of hormones<br />

and pheromones that can slightly – or<br />

extremely – alter the way a fragrance<br />

smells. When choosing a perfume, it’s<br />

a good idea to spray a small amount on<br />

the wrist, wait a few moments and then<br />

smell the scent. Depending on your<br />

chemical makeup, it can enhance or<br />

diminish the smell.<br />

As soon as you spritz a perfume and<br />

it reacts with your skin, you’ll smell the<br />

top note. It’s like an introduction to the<br />

fragrance. It might be fleeting, but it’s<br />

your first impression, the first scent listed<br />

on the box, and often the selling point<br />

for the perfume. After about 30 seconds<br />

or so, you’ll start smelling the middle<br />

and base notes and the fragrance will be<br />

noticeably different.<br />

The top notes are meant to evaporate<br />

within a couple of hours, so they’re<br />

usually made up of lighter oils. Citrus,<br />

herbal and subtle florals are common<br />

top notes, so you tend to notice lots of<br />

grapefruit, anise, lavender, chamomile<br />

and rose as you spray your way around<br />

the perfume department.<br />

Choose your<br />


• The highest concentration is simply<br />

called perfume, or parfum. This<br />

level usually will last all day with<br />

just one application to the wrists or<br />

pulse points.<br />

• The next level is eau de parfum,<br />

which typically can last about six<br />

hours after application.<br />

• The third level is called eau de toilette<br />

and is usually fairly affordable and<br />

easy to find in retail stores. It typically<br />

requires more than one application<br />

throughout the day to last.<br />

• The fourth and lowest fragrance<br />

concentration is eau de cologne,<br />

which only lasts about two hours.<br />

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Fragrances OF THE ICONS<br />

Marilyn Monroe famously told<br />

interviewers she wore Chanel N o 5<br />

to bed and nothing else, but it wasn’t<br />

her only favourite. She also had<br />

a secret penchant for Floris Rose<br />

Geranium. The eau de toilette was<br />

delivered in bulk to LA’s legendary<br />

Beverly Hills Hotel under an alias<br />

while she fi lmed Some Like It Hot<br />

in 1958. Featuring notes of rose,<br />

geranium, citronella and sandalwood,<br />

the British eau de toilette has since<br />

been discontinued and its scent is<br />

now only available as a bath essence.<br />

While former US First Lady Jackie<br />

Kennedy wore several perfumes<br />

throughout her life, one of her<br />

favorites was the classic Joy by Jean<br />

Patou, known for years as the most<br />

expensive perfume in the world.<br />

For just one ounce of the heavily<br />

fl oral scent, more than 10,000<br />

jasmine fl owers and 28 dozen roses<br />

are required – a risky business<br />

decision, especially since the scent<br />

was created in 1929 at the start of the<br />

Great Depression. But it worked: Joy<br />

went on to become one of the most<br />

successful fragrances of all time.<br />

Another famous Joy afi cionado was<br />

legendary British actress Vivien<br />

Leigh. When Clark Gable fi rst met<br />

the real-life Scarlett O’Hara before<br />

fi lming Gone With the Wind in the late<br />

1930s, he is said to have noticed that<br />

she smelled like violets.<br />

When Oscar-winning actress Grace<br />

Kelly became Her Serene Highness<br />

Princess Grace of Monaco in 1956,<br />

walking down the aisle of Cathédrale<br />

Notre-Dame-Immaculée in front<br />

of guests like Cary Grant and Ava<br />

Gardner, she did so wearing Creed<br />

Fleurissimo.<br />

The fragrance, from the esteemed<br />

family-owned fragrance house, was<br />

commissioned by Prince Rainier<br />

for his bride to complement her<br />

wedding bouquet and contains notes<br />

of bergamot, tuberose, Florentine iris<br />

and Bulgarian rose.<br />

Elizabeth Taylor was a pioneer<br />

when she launched her revolutionary<br />

perfume empire in 1987, spanning<br />

blockbuster scents like White<br />

Diamonds, Forever and Passion. In<br />

earlier days, however, Liz wore Jean<br />

Desprez Bal à Versailles, an oriental<br />

scent with notes of rosemary, orange<br />

blossom, sandalwood and vanilla<br />

created in 1962. She wore it on the<br />

set of Cleopatra in 1962 and also<br />

gifted the scent to her great friend<br />

Michael Jackson, who wore it for<br />

the rest of his life.<br />

Princess Diana walked down the<br />

aisle at London’s St Paul’s Cathedral<br />

in 1981 to become Princess of Wales<br />

bathed in Quelques Fleurs, a fl oral<br />

scent featuring notes of tuberose, rose<br />

and jasmine.<br />

Later in life, Diana was a fan of 24<br />

Faubourg by Hermès, created in 1995<br />

by perfumer Maurice Roucel and<br />

named for the address of the Hermès<br />

fl agship store in Paris. A sunny scent,<br />

it contains notes of orange blossom,<br />

peach, gardenia and amber.<br />

Created in 1957 especially for<br />

Audrey Hepburn by legendary<br />

French fashion designer Hubert<br />

de Givenchy, L’Interdit means<br />

‘forbidden’ in French. Rumours<br />

abounded that Audrey didn’t want<br />

Givenchy to release the scent, but<br />

it was ultimately made available for<br />

wide purchase in the 1960s.<br />

A Floral Aldehyde, L’Interdit’s<br />

notes include bergamot, rose, jasmine,<br />

iris, violet, narcissus and sandalwood.<br />

In later years, Audrey wore Creed<br />

Spring Flower, another scent created<br />

just for her.<br />

Often photographed spritzing<br />

perfume, 1940s screen siren Rita<br />

Hayworth was a fan of the iconic<br />

1925 oriental fragrance Shalimar<br />

by Guerlain. It was rumoured to<br />

have been created when Jacques<br />

Guerlain, one of the most prolifi c<br />

and infl uential perfumers of the<br />

20th century, dumped vanillin into<br />

a bottle of the celebrated fougère<br />

scent Jicky as an experiment. Fougère,<br />

which means ‘fern’ in French, is a<br />

fragrance family including fresh,<br />

fl oral, herbaceous and woody/<br />

warm elements, typically blended<br />

with notes like bergamot, oakmoss,<br />

lavender, coumarin – aka tonka bean<br />

– sandalwood and geranium. CBM<br />

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Glowing<br />

skin<br />

is<br />

always<br />

in<br />

HydraFacial is a<br />

game-changing<br />

skin rejuvenation<br />

treatment used<br />

to improve<br />

pigmentation, fine<br />

lines and wrinkles,<br />

congested skin<br />

and everything in<br />

between. Words by<br />

Aimee Rodrigues<br />

We spend billions of dollars<br />

– and most of our adult<br />

lives – hunting, sourcing<br />

and trying products to improve our<br />

skin. From the awkward acne days of<br />

our youth to the more recent arrival<br />

of lines, wrinkles and brown spots<br />

(hello, sun damage and ageing),<br />

it’s an unwavering, albeit elusive,<br />

beauty goal to have clear, smooth,<br />

homogenous skin.<br />

But with the introduction of<br />

HydraFacial, we can finally call off<br />

the search. HydraFacial is a unique<br />

30-minute skin treatment suitable for<br />

all skin types, delivering immediately<br />

clearer, plumper, glowing skin without<br />

any downtime or discomfort.<br />

So much more than a facial,<br />

HydraFacial merges spa therapy<br />

with medical technology to create<br />

truly exceptional skin revitalisation<br />

results. It combines a facial,<br />

microdermabrasion, skin resurfacing,<br />

and an antioxidant boost in one<br />

quick, easy and pleasant treatment<br />

(sign. me. up.).<br />

How does it work?<br />

Using specialised patented<br />

technology, the HydraFacial system<br />

includes five steps: cleansing and<br />

exfoliation removes dead skin cells,<br />

an acid peel dislodges grime from the<br />

pores, and a vortex suction extraction<br />

system unclogs the pores completely.<br />

This cleansing is followed by the<br />

infusion of a highly active hydrating<br />

serum to nourish and protect the skin.<br />

Finally, the specialised HydraFacial<br />

Daily Essentials skincare is applied to<br />

help retain moisture and protect and<br />

smooth the surface of the skin.<br />

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Skin<br />

Seeing is believing<br />

Dr Sarah Boxley from The Skin<br />

Clinic Fremantle, WA, has been<br />

performing HydraFacial treatments<br />

for three years now. ‘The HydraFacial<br />

has quickly become the backbone of<br />

the skin treatments that we offer,’ she<br />

says. ‘Having just one machine that<br />

is able to cleanse, exfoliate, extract,<br />

infuse nutrients and deeply hydrate<br />

in a single treatment means that we<br />

can deliver maximum results with<br />

minimum fuss.’<br />

‘The treatment can be customised<br />

for individual patients by altering<br />

suction and infusion parameters,<br />

and adding in different serums at the<br />

hydration phase,’ explains Dr Boxley.<br />

‘One of the biggest attractions of the<br />

HydraFacial is its suitability for all<br />

skin types, yet it is not a “one-size<br />

fits-all” situation as it enables us to<br />

deliver an individualised treatment to<br />

really address different skin concerns.’<br />

The HydraFacial treatment<br />

improves the appearance of fine<br />

lines, wrinkles, congested and<br />

enlarged pores, oily or acne-prone<br />

skin, hyperpigmentation and brown<br />

spots. Each treatment noticeably<br />

decongests and shrinks pores, and<br />

plumps skin with antioxidant and<br />

hyaluronic acid infusions.<br />

‘Immediately after the HydraFacial<br />

it is normal for the skin to look and<br />

feel hydrated and gently plumped.<br />

Fine to moderate lines are smoother<br />

and less visible, and there is a notable<br />

glow, or radiance, from the skin,’ says<br />

Dr Boxley. ‘Makeup is easier to apply,<br />

which is what makes this treatment<br />

so great to have before an important<br />

social event. Over time, with<br />

repeated treatments, the skin not<br />

only looks healthier, but it behaves<br />

better – acne lesions settle down,<br />

pore size reduces, texture and tone<br />

improve and pigmentation becomes<br />

more even.’<br />

Cementing itself as the go-to skin<br />

treatment, HydraFacial is excellent<br />

for deep hydration, skin revitalisation<br />

and skin nourishment. It’s both the<br />

perfect introduction to anti-ageing<br />

procedures and a reliable and quick<br />

complexion refresher, providing<br />

immediate and longer lasting<br />

improvement in skin quality and<br />

appearance. Think of it as the iPhone<br />

X of skin treatments. CBM<br />

WHERE<br />

TO GET IT<br />

To find a HydraFacial practitioner in<br />

your area, visit www.likeyourlook.com.au<br />

What happens<br />

during<br />

HydraFacial<br />

treatment<br />

1.<br />

Cleansing and<br />

Exfoliation<br />

Dead skin cells are removed to<br />

reveal healthy new skin<br />

2.<br />

Acid Peel<br />

Glycolic acid, salicylic acid and<br />

peptides soften the bonds that<br />

bind dead cells together and<br />

decongest the blockages within<br />

pores without irritation<br />

3.<br />

Extractions<br />

Automated extractions use<br />

vortex suction to clean out<br />

pores – as a bonus, you can<br />

actually see the impurities<br />

collected!<br />

4.<br />

Hydration<br />

Antioxidants and hyaluronic<br />

acid are vortex-fused to nourish<br />

and protect the skin<br />

5.<br />

Protection<br />

The HydraFacial Daily<br />

Essentials skincare helps<br />

maintain and protect results<br />

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Real<br />

science<br />

Real<br />

results<br />

It might sound like something from a sci-fi<br />

movie, but the reports are true – scientists are<br />

now encapsulating DNA repair enzymes so that<br />

we can apply them topically to our skin.<br />

by maria leahy<br />

Despite the ever expanding<br />

pile-up of products and<br />

techniques fighting for<br />

attention on the anti-ageing stage,<br />

DNA based skincare is garnering<br />

consistent and deserved attention<br />

from those in the know.<br />

Having founded the DNA<br />

Renewal skincare range, and with<br />

more than 25 years’ experience as a<br />

scientist, researcher, dermatologist<br />

and cosmetic doctor, Dr Ronald<br />

Moy of Beverly Hills, California,<br />

has dedicated his life’s work to<br />

understanding the impact of photo<br />

damage on skin health and ageing,<br />

gaining international acclaim<br />

for skincare innovation and his<br />

investigation into the role of DNA<br />

repair enzymes as a result.<br />

DNA repair enzymes are found<br />

naturally in the skin, but as soon as<br />

we reach 30 years of age they begin<br />

to deplete. These enzymes work as a<br />

seamstress for the skin, pulling out<br />

DNA damaged by UV rays, pollutants<br />

and ageing, and patching the rest of<br />

the DNA back together. This leads<br />

to healthier, stronger skin, which<br />

aesthetically means less brown spots,<br />

wrinkles and dullness.<br />

‘DNA enzymes really enhance<br />

your natural DNA repair,’ explains<br />

Dr Moy. ‘They help you fix damaged<br />

collagen, damaged elastin, or damaged<br />

mitochondria within the cells. We<br />

extract these DNA repair enzymes<br />

from plankton and algae. They’re<br />

all natural sources because every<br />

organism has its own DNA repair.’<br />

In 2015, the Nobel Prize in<br />

Chemistry was awarded to three<br />

scientists for their studies in DNA<br />

repair, validating the role of DNA<br />

repair enzymes in skin health. It has<br />

since become a hot topic at cosmetic,<br />

medical and anti-ageing conferences<br />

across Australia and around the world.<br />

It is Dr Moy’s ability to translate<br />

the values of this Nobel Prize-winning<br />

science into an accessible range of<br />

easy to apply products that makes<br />

DNA Renewal so unique. Dr Moy’s<br />

passion for science and evidence<br />

based skincare is clear when he speaks<br />

about the importance of investing in a<br />

skincare regime that works.<br />

‘I think there’s no reason to use<br />

products that aren’t scientifically<br />

based,’ he says. ‘We’re in a scientific<br />

world. It is true that we get seduced<br />

by fancy packaging and marketing,<br />

but we now have the opportunity<br />

to prevent skin ageing. So, why not<br />

do so? There has been such a lack of<br />

scientifically proven ingredients in the<br />

aesthetic industry that DNA repair<br />

enzymes are like a breath of fresh<br />

air. Finally, we have something that<br />

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Skin<br />

contributes to promoting skin health<br />

besides sunscreen.’<br />

Featuring the highest level of active<br />

ingredients for proven clinical results,<br />

Dr Moy’s DNA Renewal range was<br />

originally created to help reverse<br />

pre-cancers in patients with severely<br />

sun-damaged skin. By replenishing<br />

DNA repair enzymes that have been<br />

compromised by our environment<br />

and bad habits, the DNA Renewal<br />

line is clinically proven to decrease<br />

wrinkles and pore size, as well as lift<br />

and tighten the skin around the eyes<br />

and lower face. Maximum results can<br />

be seen with two to three months of<br />

regular use, but many people report<br />

improvements in the skin’s texture<br />

within weeks.<br />

DNA<br />

Eye Balm<br />

It’s no secret that the delicate under<br />

eye area is highly vulnerable to<br />

damage. The recently released DNA<br />

Eye Balm, $129, has been formulated<br />

to repair existing damage in this<br />

zone, while tightening and reducing<br />

wrinkles. DNA repair enzymes<br />

combat the UV damage that causes<br />

90 per cent of visible ageing and a<br />

barley derived growth factor combats<br />

the loss of collagen that causes skin<br />

thinning.<br />

‘DNA repair enzymes and the<br />

growth factor work together,’ says Dr<br />

Moy. ‘One works to repair damage<br />

and the other thickens and tightens<br />

skin. This is important because<br />

much of the ageing that we see is the<br />

thinning of the skin.’<br />

Additionally, this product employs<br />

an advanced liposome delivery system<br />

to ensure its active ingredients fully<br />

penetrate the skin. It is suitable for<br />

all skin types and includes hyaluronic<br />

acid to target infl ammation and<br />

dehydration.<br />

DNA<br />

Restoring<br />

Mask<br />

Produced in sunny California,<br />

the DNA Restoring Mask, $89,<br />

has been infused with skin loving<br />

vitamins C and E and, as with Dr<br />

Moy’s other products, contains<br />

DNA repair enzymes. From the<br />

fi rst touch, this supercharged<br />

formula feels hydrating. It helps<br />

boost cellular renewal and<br />

revitalises the complexion with a<br />

vibrant glow.<br />

‘If you had really bad sunburn,<br />

which is really DNA damage,<br />

what’s the best thing you could<br />

do?’ asks Dr Moy. ‘In the old days<br />

we would say take some Aspirin,<br />

but really a DNA repair enzyme,<br />

both from practical experience and<br />

theoretically, is going to repair that<br />

DNA damage. That’s really what<br />

sunburn is; it’s brand new damage.’<br />

For full facial rejuvenation,<br />

apply a thick layer of the DNA<br />

Restoring Mask to the face and<br />

neck once a week. Use up to three<br />

times a week where severe sun<br />

damage is present. CBM<br />

Icelandic<br />

growth<br />

factors<br />

The addition of Icelandic<br />

growth factors to the DNA<br />

Regeneration Serum, $192,<br />

makes this product particularly<br />

powerful in terms of<br />

triggering cell restoration and<br />

encouraging the skin to selfcorrect<br />

signs of ageing and<br />

photo damage. ‘This product<br />

contains the first plant-based<br />

growth factors based on a<br />

patented technology and<br />

bioengineered from barley<br />

grown in Iceland which is<br />

non-endotoxic,’ explains Dr<br />

Moy. ‘This is a unique form of<br />

growth factor. The product’s<br />

success is also due to the fact<br />

that it contains the highest<br />

dose ever used.’<br />

WHERE<br />

TO GET IT<br />

DNA Renewal is available at select skin<br />

clinics across Australia. For stockists,<br />

visit www.dnarenewal.com.au or call<br />

1800 242 011.<br />

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Feature<br />

The<br />

future:<br />

skincare<br />

that<br />

impacts<br />

our DNA<br />

TERRI VINSON, Cosmetic chemist and ceo<br />

of synergie skin, EXPLAINS how the next<br />

generation of peptide technology is<br />

redefining the world of skincare.<br />

There are truly exciting<br />

times ahead regarding<br />

new cosmeceuticals in the<br />

appearance-medicine industry.<br />

Formulators are now able to harness<br />

the power of laboratory created<br />

peptides to create novel new<br />

anti-ageing products with clinical<br />

data to support results. As cosmetic<br />

science advances, we are evolving<br />

from ingredients that create<br />

superficial cosmetic changes to<br />

surface cells – such as glycolic<br />

acids and hyaluronic acid – to new<br />

cosmeceuticals that can influence the<br />

integrity of the genome.<br />

Peptides are an area of cosmetic<br />

chemistry that have undergone<br />

significant evolution. A peptide<br />

is a small fragment of a protein or<br />

group of amino acids which assists<br />

in regulating cellular activities.<br />

The original crude copper peptide<br />

cosmeceutical of the 1970s has been<br />

superseded by peptides formulated in<br />

the lab, creating pure, targeted and<br />

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more sustainable ingredients.<br />

The challenge to formulators is to<br />

ensure the peptide is small enough<br />

to penetrate the skin. Generally,<br />

peptides must be ten amino acids or<br />

less to penetrate. Peptides are also<br />

prone to breaking down in the body,<br />

so scientists are now able to stabilise<br />

them in a number of ways. This<br />

includes liposomal encapsulation and<br />

adding protective molecular groups to<br />

the peptide to prevent breakdown by<br />

the body’s natural enzymes.<br />

New peptide<br />

technology:<br />

Acetyl<br />

Hexapeptide-51<br />

Skin ageing is considered as a<br />

slowing or loss of the natural cell<br />

functions of the skin. This results in<br />

the appearance of fine lines, uneven<br />

tone and texture, dryness and loss of<br />

elasticity. This ages skin primarily due<br />

to cellular senescence. This means<br />

that the cells no longer proliferate<br />

due to DNA damage and the inability<br />

of the DNA repair machinery to<br />

reverse errors in the genetic code.<br />

The next generation of<br />

cosmeceuticals aimed at skin<br />

rejuvenation must target mechanisms<br />

to avoid cell damage and enhance<br />

the ability of the cells to repair.<br />

This is now the focus of current<br />

cosmetic science.<br />

Scientists often look at nature to<br />

provide clues to longevity and then<br />

reproduce the active components<br />

in the laboratory. Our underwater<br />

world is offering scientists an<br />

ocean of possibilities in antiageing<br />

innovation. A species of<br />

jellyfish called the Hydra is the only<br />

known animal capable of perfect<br />

regeneration without genetic errors<br />

in the DNA. The cells essentially<br />

possess an unlimited lifespan.<br />

To translate this exceptional<br />

feature for human use, scientists<br />

have developed Hexapeptide-50 to<br />

mimic the activity of the Hydra’s<br />

nuclear repair factor to protect skin<br />

DNA from damage. This new peptide<br />

stimulates natural repair pathways<br />

and enhances cellular longevity and<br />

vitality in the skin. It mimics the<br />

activity of a transcription factor in<br />

the cell nucleus which protects the<br />

DNA from damage, stimulates natural<br />

chromosomal repair programs and<br />

reverts cell senescence in human<br />

dermal fibroblasts.<br />

Scientists have discovered that<br />

specific peptides called ‘Forkhead<br />

box’ transcription factors (FOX) in<br />

the nucleus of our cells can control<br />

cell division and renewal. In human<br />

cells, a natural peptide called FOX03a<br />

protects DNA and stimulates DNA<br />

repair to reverse mutations and cell<br />

ageing. This peptide is a marker in<br />

longevity, and humans who live to be<br />

over a hundred years old have higher<br />

levels of FOX03a in their cells.<br />

FOXO3a is activated in the<br />

presence of cell damage – from<br />

factors such as pollution, free<br />

radical damage, nutritional deficiency,<br />

thermal, Infrared and UV exposure<br />

– and then sets out to repair the<br />

damage and prevent cell mutation.<br />

However, if the damage is irreversible,<br />

the cell is programmed to selfdestruct.<br />

This is crucial as DNA<br />

mutation can be copied to all<br />

future cells unless the error can be<br />

repaired before being passed onto<br />

daughter cells.<br />

Enter the breakthrough ingredient<br />

in cosmetic medicine, acetyl<br />

hexapeptide-51. In vivo tests on UV<br />

treated skin showed significantly<br />

reduced DNA damage when acetyl<br />

hexapeptide-51 was applied to the<br />

UV damaged epidermal skin cells.<br />

When scientists tested the peptide<br />

in a 30-day clinical trial in Europe<br />

on a woman aged 55, she exhibited<br />

collagen-producing cells (fibroblasts)<br />

with the function and vitality of<br />

a woman 10 years younger at the<br />

conclusion of the trial period.<br />

The development of acetyl<br />

hexapeptide-51, a peptide acting as<br />

the guardian of the genome, is truly<br />

a game changer in our industry. As<br />

an Australian cosmetic chemist, I<br />

consider myself so fortunate to be<br />

part of such a dynamic and constantly<br />

evolving industry. Our responsibility<br />

is to remain at the coalface of<br />

innovation and technology and<br />

to ensure that the cosmeceuticals<br />

we develop are stable, safe, highly<br />

effective, and truly able to make a<br />

difference. CBM<br />

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ways<br />

look<br />

feel<br />

0to<br />

and<br />

better<br />

From cleansing to clay<br />

masks, Shonagh Walker<br />

reveals the best ways<br />

to look and feel better<br />

now, tomorrow and<br />

well into the future.

1.<br />

Do a Cleanse<br />

‘A two-week detoxification program will<br />

help break down and eliminate toxic load<br />

from your liver, gut and immune system,’<br />

reveals Dr Sandra Cabot, Medical and<br />

Executive Director of the Australian<br />

Women’s Health Advisory Service and<br />

Founder of Cabot Health. ‘This will help<br />

you reach and maintain a healthy weight,<br />

improve skin appearance, minimise cellulite<br />

and keep your eyes bright and sparkling. It<br />

will also enhance your mood and mental<br />

clarity and boost your energy levels.’<br />

2.<br />

Take a Liver<br />

Supplement<br />

Supporting the liver with a blend of potent<br />

herbs, vitamins and minerals helps the<br />

body to detoxify and eliminate chemicals<br />

and heavy metals. It will also assist with<br />

weight maintenance. ‘If you’ve been overindulging,<br />

smoking, taking some types of<br />

medication, or live in a highly polluted<br />

area, a liver supplement can really help,’<br />

says Dr Cabot. ‘It could assist the liver in<br />

repairing and regenerating itself in cases<br />

of inflammation and also supports optimal<br />

digestive and gall bladder function.’<br />

3.<br />

Dry Body Brushing<br />

‘The skin is the body’s largest organ and toxins are<br />

removed from it constantly via sweat,’ says Dr Cabot.<br />

‘Dry body brushing supports this process by sloughing<br />

off dead skin cells and debris that might otherwise<br />

clog the release of toxins. It also encourages<br />

lymphatic drainage, thereby supporting toxin and<br />

excess fluid removal.’ Dry body brush before each<br />

shower, starting at your left ankle and moving in<br />

long, firm strokes towards the heart.<br />

4.<br />

Get a Massage<br />

‘Regular massages relax the muscles, improve blood<br />

and lymph circulation, and help joint mobility and<br />

flexibility,’ reveals Dr Cabot. ‘Massage also triggers<br />

the release of endorphins, the chemicals in the<br />

brain that produce feelings of wellbeing. Make sure<br />

you include your feet – it’s a form of reflexology<br />

that stimulates the nerves that represent various<br />

detoxification organs in the body.’

5.<br />

Take a Magnesium<br />

& Epsom Salt bath<br />

‘Epsom salt is a form of magnesium that is high in sulphates,<br />

which are known to promote relaxation and support<br />

detoxification,’ says Dr Cabot. ‘It can also be absorbed through<br />

the skin, so is fantastic when added to a bath to help boost the<br />

body’s natural detoxification process, minimise cellulite and<br />

improve the appearance of your skin.’<br />

6.<br />

Prioritise Sleep<br />

‘Sleep is critical for immune function, improving the<br />

metabolism, maintaining a healthy weight, enjoying a<br />

positive mood, optimising physical and mental performance<br />

and preventing premature ageing,’ says Dr Cabot. Aim to<br />

be in bed by 10pm so you can get at least seven hours of quality<br />

sleep. ‘If you struggle with sleep, turn off technology at least<br />

an hour before bed, avoid stimulants like caffeine and alcohol,<br />

and relax in a warm bath with the aforementioned salts.<br />

Drinking chamomile tea and taking magnesium supplements<br />

will help too.’<br />

7.<br />

Embrace<br />

Bentonite Clay<br />

This unique clay swells when it is mixed with<br />

water and is able to absorb toxins from the<br />

skin. ‘It also refines the pores, heals blemishes,<br />

promotes soft skin and is a natural exfoliant,’<br />

says Dr Cabot. Apply it as a mask to the face<br />

and body at least once a week.<br />

8.<br />

Enjoy daily<br />

exercise<br />

Feature<br />

While it’s not unique advice, it remains the<br />

best tip for getting and staying in shape, and<br />

enjoying a happy, healthy outlook on life.<br />

‘Walking for 20-30 minutes each day improves<br />

heart health, boosts immunity and enhances<br />

your mood,’ advises Dr Cabot. ‘Incorporate<br />

it into your daily routine – walk to the shops<br />

rather than drive, or if you have a dog, take it<br />

out every morning. If not, volunteer to walk the<br />

dogs at your local animal shelter. Try yoga. It’s<br />

not just a great workout that strengthens and<br />

stretches the muscles, it relaxes the mind and<br />

eases stress too.’

9.<br />


The body is made up of around 70 per cent water. We lose<br />

approximately two litres each day through sweat and other<br />

bodily functions, so it’s important to replace it to keep skin clear,<br />

hydrated, smooth and young looking, as well as to maintain a<br />

healthy weight.<br />

‘It’s recommended we drink around one and a half to two litres<br />

of water each day,’ says Dr Cabot. ‘You can add lemon, lime,<br />

strawberries or mint to give it extra fl avour, or even sip on tasty<br />

herbal teas to get your intake. Some of the best teas include<br />

peppermint, dandelion, ginger, chamomile and rooibos.’<br />

10.<br />


Drinking freshly juiced vegetables and fruit imparts powerful<br />

healing and rejuvenating benefi ts, helping improve mental and<br />

physical health. ‘It can assist with allergies, digestive issues,<br />

immune dysfunction, headaches, gallstones and liver and kidney<br />

problems,’ says Dr Cabot. ‘They’re easily digested and ramp up<br />

your daily vegetable intake.’<br />

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Feature<br />

About<br />


With a medical career spanning more than four<br />

decades, Dr Sandra Cabot is highly respected the<br />

world over. Her passion has always been in holistic<br />

medicine, marrying her knowledge and skills of<br />

traditional medicine with nutrition, naturopathy<br />

and Eastern medicines, and using these skills to<br />

improve the life, health and wellness of patients<br />

throughout Australia and around the world.<br />

Dr Cabot has written 30 popular books on<br />

different health topics and pioneered the detox and<br />

cleanse paradigm with her 1996 publication The<br />

Liver Cleansing Diet.<br />

She is a pilot who uses her Beechcraft Baron<br />

aircraft to do regular work for the Angel Flight<br />

Charity, which provides free transport for patients<br />

with severe disabilities in remote Australian areas.<br />

Dr Cabot’s aircraft has completed nearly 200 fl ights<br />

since January 2007 for the charity.<br />

Dr Cabot has conducted international health<br />

seminars and has been asked to lecture for<br />

numerous health organisations including The<br />

American Liver Foundation and the Annual<br />

Hepatitis Symposium. She continues to maintain<br />

active medical practices in Camden, Adelaide,<br />

Canberra and Merimbula.<br />

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Intermittent<br />

Fasting<br />

Benefits & Risks<br />

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Feature<br />

fasting is one of the most ancient<br />

healing traditions but it has only<br />

recently been accepted by the<br />

scientific community. words by david hickie<br />

FAQs<br />

Medical News Today assessed the<br />

most common FAQs for beginners<br />

to fasting routines.<br />

In recent years, various<br />

intermittent fasting plans have<br />

become popular with people<br />

seeking to lose weight or improve<br />

their health.<br />

The most popular regimens<br />

generally involve very low or no<br />

calorie intake on certain days per<br />

week, then eating normally on nonfasting<br />

days.<br />

Alternate Day<br />

Fasting<br />

Professor Krista Varady created the<br />

Every-Other-Day Diet, based on<br />

her groundbreaking research into<br />

‘alternate-day modified fasting’ at the<br />

University of Illinois in Chicago.<br />

Proponents describe it as ‘the diet<br />

that lets you eat all you want (half<br />

the time) and keep the weight off!’<br />

The plan involves alternate<br />

‘fast’ and ‘feast’ days. Fasting days<br />

consist of a single 500 calorie meal<br />

at lunchtime. But then there is no<br />

restriction on what, when or how<br />

much is eaten on feasting days.<br />

The two key attractions are:<br />

• The promise that ‘you’ll lose<br />

weight and improve your health<br />

– while eating anything you want<br />

and all you want, every other day’;<br />

• Where most diets include a<br />

daunting set of rules to be obeyed<br />

– what you can eat and can’t eat,<br />

how much you can and can’t eat,<br />

when you can and can’t eat – here<br />

there is only one rule: eat no more<br />

than 500 calories on Diet Day,<br />

eat anything you want and as<br />

much as you want on Feast Day.<br />

That’s it. No counting calories,<br />

carbs, fat or protein. No avoiding<br />

any particular food; all foods<br />

are allowed. No complex meal<br />

preparations and plans.<br />

Two Days Per<br />

Week Fasting<br />

Developed by popular UK TV<br />

medico Dr Michael Mosley, the Fast<br />

Diet involves fasting for two days<br />

per week. People maintain their<br />

usual eating routines for the other<br />

five days. Dr Mosley sums up: ‘If we<br />

were to distil the Fast Diet into a<br />

single soundbite, it would all come<br />

down to 5:2. That’s five days of<br />

normal eating, with little thought<br />

to calorie control and a slice of pie<br />

for pudding if that’s what you want.<br />

Then, on the other two days, you<br />

reduce your calorie intake to 500<br />

calories for women and 600 calories<br />

for men.’<br />

Proponents claim that since you<br />

are only fasting for two days of your<br />

choice each week – and eating<br />

normally on the other five days –<br />

there is always something new and<br />

tasty on the horizon. In short, it’s<br />

easy to comply with a regime that<br />

only asks you to restrict your calorie<br />

intake occasionally. It ‘recalibrates<br />

the diet equation, and stacks the<br />

odds in your favour’.<br />

Importantly, the plan is designed<br />

as a ‘well-signposted path towards a<br />

longer, healthier life’; weight<br />

loss is ‘simply a happy adjunct to<br />

all of that’.<br />

Hence, according to Dr Mosley,<br />

this eating plan can not only help<br />

people lose weight, but offers an<br />

array of other health benefits:<br />

‘Studies of intermittent fasting<br />

show that not only do people see<br />

improvements in blood pressure and<br />

their cholesterol levels, but also in<br />

their insulin sensitivity.’<br />

And how did he come up with<br />

the recommendation that women<br />

have 500 calories and men have 600<br />

Can I still exercise?<br />

In an interview with US magazine<br />

The Atlantic, Professor Krista<br />

Varady (creator of the Every-Other-<br />

Day Diet) noted that for people<br />

beginning her regimen, after the<br />

first 10 days ‘their activity levels<br />

were similar to people following a<br />

traditional diet or an unrestricted<br />

eating plan’.<br />

It may also be most beneficial for<br />

exercise sessions to end one hour<br />

before mealtime.<br />

Won’t I eat too much<br />

on feast days?<br />

According to Professor Varady,<br />

people do eat more than their<br />

estimated calorie needs on ‘feast’<br />

days. However they do not eat<br />

enough to make up the deficit from<br />

fast days.<br />

And other UK researchers (at<br />

University Hospital in Manchester)<br />

have reported that people<br />

unintentionally eat less on nonfasting<br />

days as well.<br />

Will I be hungry on<br />

fasting days?<br />

Professor Varady reports that the<br />

first 10 days on the Every-Other-Day<br />

Diet are the most challenging.<br />

Calorie-free beverages, such<br />

as unsweetened tea, may help<br />

offset hunger.<br />

Do I still fast once I’m ready<br />

to maintain my weight?<br />

Some plans, such as the Every-<br />

Other-Day Diet, also include a<br />

weight maintenance phase, which<br />

involves increasing the number of<br />

calories consumed on fasting days<br />

from 500 to 1,000.<br />

Other plans recommend<br />

decreasing the number of fasting<br />

days each week.<br />

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calories on a Fast Day?<br />

Dr Mosley explains: ‘We used<br />

the rule of thumb that women<br />

need 2,000 calories and men<br />

need 2,400 calories per day<br />

and on a Fast Day you should<br />

eat a quarter of a normal day’s<br />

recommended calories.’<br />

DAILY<br />



Daily intermittent fasting limits<br />

eating to a certain number of<br />

hours each day. The 16:8 Diet is<br />

an increasingly popular method,<br />

which involves fasting for 16<br />

hours per day, leaving an eighthour<br />

window for eating.<br />

There are various forms of<br />

this plan, with the most popular<br />

advocating that the ‘fasting’<br />

phase should last through the<br />

night and during the morning<br />

hours. Ideally the ‘fast’ should<br />

then be broken around midday,<br />

with the last food for the<br />

evening being consumed around<br />

7pm or 8pm.<br />

Alternately for those with<br />

a personal preference for later<br />

daily routines, the food window<br />

may be between 2pm and 10pm.<br />



Medical News Today has<br />

reported on a study suggesting<br />

periodic fasting – defi ned as<br />

‘one day of water-only fasting a<br />

week’ – may reduce the risk of<br />

diabetes among people at high<br />

risk for the condition.<br />

Another study, conducted by Dr<br />

Valter Longo at the University<br />

of Southern California found<br />

longer periods of fasting (two to<br />

four days) may even ‘reboot’ the<br />

immune system, clearing out old<br />

immune cells and regenerating<br />

new ones – a process they<br />

say could protect against cell<br />

damage caused by factors such<br />

as ageing and chemotherapy.<br />


Benefits<br />

A comprehensive survey by US<br />

newsletter Medical News Today found<br />

advocates of intermittent fasting ‘say<br />

the following benefits can be achieved’:<br />

Weight loss<br />

Since the body is unable to draw its<br />

energy from food during fasting, it dips<br />

into glucose that is stored in the liver<br />

and muscles. This begins around eight<br />

hours after the last meal is consumed.<br />

When the stored glucose has been used<br />

up, the body then begins to burn fat as<br />

a source of energy, which can result in<br />

weight loss.<br />

Reduce cholesterol<br />

As well as aiding weight loss, Dr Razeen<br />

Mahroof at the University of Oxford in<br />

the UK explains the use of fat for energy<br />

can help preserve muscle and reduce<br />

cholesterol levels.<br />

Regenerate immune cells<br />

The study by Dr Longo noted above<br />

suggests prolonged fasting may also be<br />

effective for regenerating immune cells.<br />

‘When you starve, the system tries to<br />

save energy, and one of the things it can<br />

do to save energy is to recycle a lot of<br />

the immune cells that are not needed,<br />

especially those that may be damaged,’<br />

he explains.<br />

In the study, published in the journal<br />

Cell Stem Cell, his team found repeated<br />

cycles of two to four days without food<br />

over a six month period destroyed the<br />

old and damaged immune cells in mice<br />

and generated new ones.<br />

What is more, the team found cancer<br />

patients who fasted for three days<br />

prior to chemotherapy were protected<br />

against immune system damage<br />

that can be caused by the treatment,<br />

which they attribute to immune cell<br />

regeneration.<br />

‘The good news is that the body got<br />

rid of the parts of the system that might<br />

be damaged or old, the inefficient parts,<br />

during the fasting,’ says Dr Longo.<br />

‘Now, if you start with a system heavily<br />

damaged by chemotherapy or ageing,<br />

fasting cycles can generate, literally, a<br />

new immune system.’<br />

Longevity<br />

Some researchers report years of animal<br />

studies have shown a link between<br />

restriction of calories, fewer diseases<br />

and longer life. Scientists have studied<br />

the mechanisms behind those benefits<br />

and their translation to humans.<br />

Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is a<br />

hormone linked to certain diseases that<br />

affect lifespan, such as cancer and type<br />

2 diabetes. Some experts report eating<br />

increases IGF-1 production. Fasting may<br />

be a way to decrease<br />

IGF-1 levels, which could potentially<br />

lower the risk of chronic diseases and<br />

extend lifespan.<br />

Cancer<br />

Studies have reported that restricting<br />

calories decreases IGF-1 levels, which<br />

results in slower tumour development.<br />

A very small study in people with<br />

cancer found that fasting reduced some<br />

of the side effects of chemotherapy,<br />

including fatigue, nausea, vomiting<br />

and diarrhoea.<br />

Due to potential negative effects,<br />

long-term calorie restriction is not<br />

recommended for people with cancer.<br />

Short-term calorie restriction, such as<br />

intermittent fasting, may be an option<br />

for this group of people.<br />

Neurological diseases<br />

Intermittent fasting may also impact<br />

cognition. In a study of mice with genes<br />

for Alzheimer’s disease, intermittent<br />

fasting improved performance<br />

on measures of cognitive decline<br />

associated with ageing.<br />

Blood sugar<br />

Some studies have shown that<br />

intermittent fasting improves insulin<br />

sensitivity more than traditional diets,<br />

but others have not found the same<br />

advantage. Researchers have also<br />

reported intermittent fasting and<br />

traditional diets lead to comparable<br />

decreases in haemoglobin A1c.<br />

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Risks<br />

According to the UK’s National Health<br />

Service, there are numerous health risks<br />

associated with intermittent fasting.<br />

People who fast commonly experience<br />

dehydration, largely because their body is<br />

not getting any fluid from food. If you are<br />

used to having breakfast, lunch, dinner<br />

and snacks in between, fasting periods<br />

can be a major challenge. As such, fasting<br />

can increase stress levels and disrupt<br />

sleep. Dehydration, hunger or lack of<br />

sleep during a fasting period can also<br />

lead to headaches.<br />

Fasting can also cause heartburn; lack of<br />

food leads to a reduction in stomach acid,<br />

which digests food and destroys bacteria.<br />

But smelling food or even thinking about it<br />

during fasting periods can trigger the brain<br />

into telling the stomach to produce more<br />

acid, leading to heartburn.<br />

According to 5:2 Diet advocate<br />

Dr Michael Mosley, intermittent fasting<br />

is not recommended for people with the<br />

following conditions:<br />

• Being underweight<br />

• Eating disorders<br />

• Type 1 diabetes<br />

• Type 2 diabetes that is controlled by<br />

medication<br />

• Pregnancy (or women breastfeeding)<br />

• Recent surgery<br />

• Mental heath conditions<br />

• Fever or illness<br />

• Conditions where Warfarin is prescribed<br />

Negative feelings and behaviours<br />

reported by Dr John Berardi in his<br />

book Experiments with Intermittent<br />

Fasting include:<br />

• Changes in mood<br />

• Extreme hunger<br />

• Low energy<br />

• Obsessive thoughts about food<br />

• Binge eating behaviour<br />

And Medical News Today noted people<br />

interested in trying intermittent fasting<br />

‘should consider whether or not it will<br />

work with their lifestyle. Fasting stresses<br />

the body, so it may not be beneficial for<br />

people already dealing with significant<br />

stressors’. CBM<br />

Feature<br />

Fasting ‘easier than<br />

traditional dieting’<br />

US nutritionist Dr John Berardi<br />

tried six different intermittent<br />

fasting plans over six months and<br />

published his results in the book<br />

Experiments with Intermittent<br />

Fasting.<br />

Over those six months he:<br />

• Dropped 20 pounds of weight<br />

(from 190 pounds to 170<br />

pounds);<br />

• Reduced his body fat from 10<br />

per cent to four per cent (while<br />

maintaining most of his lean<br />

muscle mass).<br />

Importantly, he noted:<br />

‘I accomplished the goals<br />

I set for myself in a way that was<br />

easier and less time consuming<br />

than “traditional” dieting.’<br />

Berardi summed up his four key<br />

findings:<br />

1. Trial fasting is a great way to<br />

practice managing hunger.<br />

‘This is an essential skill<br />

for anyone who wants to get in<br />

shape and stay healthy and fit.’<br />

2. More regular fasting isn’t<br />

objectively better for losing<br />

body fat.<br />

‘While my IF experiments<br />

worked quite well, the<br />

intermittent fasting approach<br />

(bigger meals, less frequently)<br />

didn’t produce better fat loss<br />

than a more conventional diet<br />

approach (smaller meals, more<br />

frequently) might have.’<br />

3. More regular fasting did<br />

make it easier to maintain a<br />

lower body fat percentage.<br />

‘Intermittent fasting isn’t easy.<br />

However, I did find that using<br />

this approach made it easier<br />

for me to maintain a low<br />

body weight and a very low<br />

body fat percentage vs more<br />

conventional diets.’<br />

4. Intermittent fasting can work,<br />

but it’s not for everyone, nor<br />

does it need to be.<br />

‘In the end, IF is just one<br />

approach, among many<br />

effective ones, for improving<br />

health, performance, and body<br />

composition.’<br />

Berardi says his results found<br />

that ‘intermittent fasting can<br />

be helpful for in-shape people<br />

who want to really get lean<br />

without following conventional<br />

bodybuilding diets, or for<br />

anyone who needs to learn the<br />

difference between body hunger<br />

and mental hunger.’<br />

However he also explains that<br />

successful nutrition plans,<br />

‘whether they use smaller, more<br />

frequent meals or larger, less<br />

frequent meals all share a few<br />

commonalities’.<br />

These include:<br />

• Controlling calories. When<br />

calories are controlled,<br />

progress is made. ‘Whether<br />

you control them by eating<br />

frequent small meals or<br />

infrequent larger meals is<br />

up to you.’<br />

• Focusing on food quality.<br />

Fresh, unprocessed, nutrientdense<br />

food is a must,<br />

regardless of which eating style<br />

you adopt.<br />

• Regular exercise. Exercise is a<br />

critical part of the equation.<br />

Berardi concludes: ‘Once those<br />

three have been taken care of, it’s<br />

a matter of personal preference<br />

and lifestyle considerations.’<br />

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DON’T<br />

GET IN<br />

A TIZZ<br />

ABOUT<br />

FRIZZ<br />

Humidity is hair hell.<br />

Ask a person with dead<br />

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Achieving just-so beach babe waves or, alternatively,<br />

a cool, sleek mane while combatting Australian<br />

sun, surf and sand conditions can be a bitch.<br />

In technical terms, frizz is a result of humidity causing<br />

hydrogen bonds to form between water molecules present<br />

in the air and proteins in the hair.<br />

Those with dry hair are even more susceptible to frizz<br />

in humid conditions, as what frizzy hair really wants is<br />

moisture. If you don’t give it the hydration it needs with<br />

appropriate moisturising products and proper care, frizzy<br />

hair will get its moisture from somewhere else – like the<br />

air’s humidity.<br />

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Hydrating with the right products helps soothe and smooth stressed out hair. You’ll<br />

need a good moisturising shampoo and conditioner, followed by styling products<br />

specifically designed for taming wayward waves.<br />

Stay clear of products with too much alcohol, as they will frizzle locks fast.<br />

Instead, use a hydrating conditioner with keratin, protein and/or natural oils.<br />

Natural oils are better than synthetic varieties because they are absorbed by the hair.<br />

Protein-infused conditioners will manage frizz and create shine. Synthetic silicone<br />

moisturisers, however, can lie on top of the hair, making it look dull or dirty.<br />


Resist the urge to overcompensate. Don’t overwash<br />

frizzy hair – if you have product build-up<br />

from nourishing shampoos and conditioners and/or<br />

styling products, the first step is to remove it with<br />

a clarifying shampoo. Excessive shampooing can<br />

strip hair of its natural oils, which are great frizz<br />

fighters. Lather frizzy hair three times a week tops.<br />

For between-washing days, use a dry shampoo to<br />

help keep oil at bay. You can also skip the shampoo<br />

and just apply conditioner.<br />

It’s not just us girls who suffer – men’s hair also<br />

needs special attention in humid conditions.<br />

Special shampoos for men are recommended as<br />

guys tend to consider a ‘hair wash’ part of their<br />

daily routine!<br />

Keune Fortifying Shampoo,<br />

$24.50<br />

Keune Vital Nutrition<br />

Shampoo, $23.95<br />

OGX Anti-Gravity + Hydration<br />

O2 Shampoo, $17.99<br />

OGX Anti-Gravity + Hydration<br />

O2 Conditioner, $17.99<br />

Keune Premium Clay, $24.50<br />

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Moroccan Oil<br />

Restorative Hair<br />

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Keune CARE Vital<br />

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John Frieda Frizz<br />

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Masque, $16.99<br />

VS Sassoon Smooth &<br />

Wave, $199.95<br />

EVY Professional<br />

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THE HEAT?<br />

If styling tools are your default tactic, err on the<br />

side of caution. Use a treatment or heat-protective<br />

product before drying and only use tried and true<br />

brands. The VS Sassoon Smooth & Wave, $199.95,<br />

draws hair into a ceramic styling chamber to ensure<br />

frizz-free results, while the fl oating plates on the EVY<br />

Professional Pro-Style iron, $189, have been infused<br />

with advanced mineral technology to lock in moisture<br />

during styling.<br />


Do you wash your hair in the morning and leave it<br />

to dry naturally? That could leave you at the mercy<br />

of the elements. Why not try washing it at night<br />

so that your hair isn’t still damp when you leave<br />

for the day?<br />

Also, try applying a little more product than<br />

you normally would – sample a variety of anti-frizz<br />

conditioners and styling products to see what your<br />

hair best responds to – and try wrapping it in a clean<br />

t-shirt or towel overnight. In the morning, you’ll<br />

unwrap smoother locks.<br />


Give your hair some extra lovin’ with KEUNE’s<br />

Miracle Elixir treatment. Applied in-salon following<br />

a hair diagnosis, shampoo and scalp massage, an<br />

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an enriching restorative mask to create a tailor made<br />

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KEUNE’s potent formula can visibly reduce damage<br />

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Hot oil treatments are simple to apply and infuse<br />

frizzy hair with moisture and shine. Apply your oil<br />

of choice to clean, towel-dried hair and cover with<br />

a shower cap or plastic wrap. Heat by sitting in the<br />

sun, applying a hot towel or using a blow dryer.<br />

Then allow hair to cool to room temperature,<br />

before rinsing with cool water. Hot oil treatments<br />

can be done one to three times per month on frizzy<br />

hair depending upon need.<br />

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Incorrect brushing (and brushes) can disrupt the hair’s<br />

cuticle, as well as stretch the hair and cause breakage.<br />

After washing, a better idea is to towel-dry and brush,<br />

comb or finger-comb hair while it’s still wet. Then, add a<br />

small amount of moisturising conditioner or your favourite<br />

anti-frizz product. Finger combing with wet fingers can<br />

help tame frizz and de-tangle.<br />

If you use a round brush while blow drying to straighten<br />

or smooth frizzy hair, use a medium round brush if you<br />

have mid-length to long hair, and a small round brush if<br />

you have shorter hair. If you use a flat brush to straighten<br />

your frizzy hair while blow drying, be sure to use a natural<br />

boar-bristle brush. It can help carry your scalp’s natural oil<br />

down to the ends. This can moisturise the entire hair shaft<br />

and reduce the oil build-up at the scalp.<br />


To hang on to the lovely smooth ‘n shine you’ve<br />

worked so hard to achieve, use a gloss or gel to finish<br />

the look. Rub a small amount between your palms and<br />

fingers and smooth it over frizz. Maintain results by<br />

spritzing on a light hairspray. CBM<br />

Frizz Ease Heat Defeat<br />

Protecting Spray, $16.99<br />

Keune Miracle Elixir<br />

Keratin Spray, $33.95<br />

Moroccan Oil<br />

Frizz Control, $50.95<br />

Moroccan Oil Hydrating<br />

Styling Cream, $47.50<br />

Maui Moisture Curl Quench +<br />

Coconut Oil Curl Milk, $19.99<br />

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Spa<br />

home<br />

by maria leahy<br />

Despite our laid-back reputation, more Australians are<br />

now suffering the effects of stress than ever before.<br />

And even though they have the world at their<br />

fingertips, millennials have been described as the ‘most<br />

anxious generation in history’.<br />

With hectic schedules, financial obligations and busy<br />

social calendars to attend to, it is vital that we find time to<br />

unwind. But while retreating to a luxury spa might be out<br />

of reach, 30 minutes in the tub is totally attainable.<br />

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7.<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

6.<br />

4.<br />

9.<br />



FIRST<br />

If the term ‘day spa’ evokes<br />

any image, it’s one of a robe,<br />

head towel and facemask!<br />

Whether you’re in the tub<br />

or chilling in your favourite<br />

spot, applying a face or sheet<br />

mask can be a great way to<br />

tackle troublesome skin. When<br />

choosing a facemask, look at its<br />

active ingredients, consider its<br />

texture and, most importantly,<br />

go for one that addresses your<br />

personal skin concerns.<br />

11.<br />

13.<br />

8.<br />

10.<br />

14.<br />

12.<br />


1. DNA Renewal Restoring<br />

Mask, $89, 2. Cosmedix Detox<br />

Activated Charcoal Mask,<br />

$84.70, 3. Sisley Eye Contour<br />

Mask, $160, 4. TEOXANE RHA<br />

hydrogel mask, $110, 5. Aspect<br />

Gold Hydrating Mask, $59,<br />

6. Dermalogica Multivitamin<br />

Power Recovery Masque,<br />

$75.50, 7. Medik8 Ultimate<br />

Recovery Bio-Cellulose Mask,<br />

$89, 8. mesoestetic hydravital<br />

face mask, $78, 9. Image<br />

Skincare I MASK Biomolecular<br />

Sheet Mask, $20, 10. June<br />

Jacobs Cranberry Pomegranate<br />

Moisture Masque, $87, 11.<br />

Ella Baché Intensive Extreme<br />

Regeneration Mask, $78, 12.<br />

Synergie Skin Detox Antiox,<br />

$69, 13. Pure Elements<br />

Lavender Softening Mask,<br />

$33.50, 14. Peter Thomas<br />

Roth Irish Moor Mud Purifying<br />

Black Mask, $80.

Be body<br />

beautiful<br />

Beauty<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

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Baths don’t have to be boring!<br />

Use your soakage time to get<br />

smoother skin with a grainy<br />

scrub or to detoxify the body<br />

with luxury salts. Hair masks are<br />

another great way of boosting<br />

your appearance while you<br />

relax. After your bath, wrap<br />

yourself in a warm towel before<br />

generously applying your<br />

favourite lotion or oil. Heaven.<br />

We recommend<br />

1. Frank Body Cacao Coffee<br />

Scrub, $18.95, 2. Dr Teal’s<br />

Restore & Replenish with Pink<br />

Himalayan, $19.99, 3. This<br />

Works Deep Sleep Bath Soak,<br />

$55, 4. Arbonne Rescue &<br />

Renew Detox Bath Soak, $38, 5.<br />

Salt by Hendrix Bath to Body<br />

Oil in Mandarin + Camellia,<br />

$39.95, 6. MOR Marshmallow<br />

Body Cream, $39.95, 7. ATUA<br />

LoobyLou Tahiti Bath Salts,<br />

$29.95, 8. Pure Fiji Coconut<br />

Sugar Rub Coconut Lime<br />

Blossom, $49.95.<br />

6.<br />

4. 5.<br />

7.<br />

3.<br />

8.<br />

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Breathe easy<br />

No spa day is complete without some<br />

relaxing scents. While essential oil<br />

diffusers are rising in popularity, lighting<br />

a candle remains an easy way of bringing<br />

atmosphere to a room.<br />

We recommend<br />

1. MOR Emporium Classics<br />

Blood Orange Fragrant<br />

Candle $49.95, 2. Sunescape<br />

Triple Scented Soy Blend<br />

Candle in Tahitian Twist, $36, 3.<br />

Palm Beach Collection Vintage<br />

Gardenia Standard Soy Candle,<br />

$39.95, 4. Jo Malone London<br />

Velvet Rose & Oud Home Candle,<br />

$120, 5. Bordeaux Triple Scented<br />

Soy Candle in Bali, $35, 6. Wilds Soy<br />

Candle in Sea Salt + Lily, $29.95.<br />

2.<br />

1.<br />

3.<br />

Embrace<br />

the rainbow<br />

Bring your tub to life with a<br />

colourful bath bomb from Lush.<br />

These cruelty-free products come in<br />

a wide variety of shades, scents and<br />

styles, with some even containing<br />

glitter! Try Cheer Up Buttercup for<br />

uplifting hints of lime or Twilight for<br />

a calming dose of lavender.<br />

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Hidden gem<br />

Escape reality anywhere, anytime<br />

with Salt Scent Organic Perfume<br />

Oil, $24.95. This handbag ready<br />

product comes in three enticing<br />

scents, each of which is brimming<br />

with organic essential oils. Roll<br />

Goddess Glow on your wrist for<br />

a touch of Neroli and Rose Otto<br />

or try Luxe Bohemia for a Sweet<br />

Orange and Vetiver fragrance.<br />

5. 6.<br />

Quick fix<br />

Bring a sense of harmony<br />

to your day with Jurlique’s<br />

Calming Blend Aromatherapy<br />

Mist, $35. Spritz on the face,<br />

body or around the home<br />

for a lavender and grapefruit<br />

infused wellbeing boost.<br />

Phone free zone<br />

From emails to Instagram, phones are<br />

making it impossible for us to unwind.<br />

Thankfully, Swedish stationary sensation<br />

kikki.K has the perfect solution. Dressed with<br />

the adage ‘offline is the new luxury’, the<br />

Phone Box, $19.95, will keep your favourite<br />

device out of sight until you’re ready to<br />

return to reality.<br />

Beauty<br />

Switching<br />

off<br />

Taking time out may be<br />

necessary, but that doesn’t<br />

mean it’s always easy. If you<br />

find unwinding difficult, try<br />

these calming activities to<br />

keep your mind in the now.<br />

1.<br />

Start that book you’ve been<br />

meaning to read or get lost<br />

in an old fave. Need a rec?<br />

Try Melissa Ambrosini’s Open<br />

Wide, $29.99.<br />

2.<br />

Pop on a chill Spotify playlist<br />

or a guided meditation.<br />

3.<br />

Sip on your favourite herbal<br />

tea. We love Tea Tonic’s<br />

Peppermint, $8.95.<br />

4.<br />

Get creative with an adult<br />

colouring book.<br />

5.<br />

Recognise the good in your<br />

life by filling a page in your<br />

gratitude journal.<br />

References:<br />

https://wayahead.org.au/stress-and-australians/<br />

https://www.vogue.com.au/beauty/wellbeing/whymillennials-are-the-most-anxious-generation-in-history/<br />

news-story/755e7b197bdb20c42b1c11d7f48525cd?<br />

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Enhancement<br />

The world of<br />

non-surgical fat<br />

reduction and<br />

body shaping<br />

is continually<br />

advancing.<br />

here’s the skinny<br />

on the latest<br />

technology for<br />

reducing excess<br />

baggage.<br />

Spot fat reduction was once the missing link<br />

in achieving your ideal shape. Even if you<br />

were a healthy weight, you could still be<br />

plagued by stubborn fat pockets, resistant to the<br />

efforts of diet and exercise. Fat would only be<br />

lost proportionately with the rest of the body, so<br />

‘trouble spots’ remained an issue.<br />

In the past, the only option was surgical<br />

intervention, such as liposuction, which many<br />

people are daunted by due to its invasive nature,<br />

cost and required downtime. But over the past<br />

decade, non-surgical body contouring procedures<br />

harnessing a variety of energy sources have<br />

made spot reduction a welcome reality. These<br />

treatments can be performed quickly and with<br />

relative ease in a salon, spa or clinic. They require<br />

little to no downtime, have few risks or side<br />

effects, and generally cause minimal discomfort.<br />

Yes, they will work without diet or exercise, but<br />

you can greatly enhance and maintain the results<br />

achieved by improving your approach to both.<br />

Drinking sufficient water is extremely important<br />

when aiding the elimination of fat cells destroyed<br />

during these treatments.<br />

To be a good candidate, you should be at or<br />

near your ideal body weight, eat well and exercise<br />

regularly, but still have stubborn fat that doesn’t<br />

respond to a healthy lifestyle. It is important<br />

to have realistic expectations about what the<br />

procedure can achieve and not rely on it as a<br />

weight loss treatment.<br />

Here we examine some of the top non-surgical<br />

body contouring procedures on the market,<br />

according to the energy sources involved.

RF fat reduction<br />

and body<br />

contouring<br />

is a versatile<br />

procedure that<br />

can be used<br />

on most parts of<br />

the body<br />


Radiofrequency (RF) delivers sound<br />

wave energy to areas of unwanted<br />

fat by driving controlled heat deep<br />

into the cells to cause mechanical<br />

disruption and subsequently destroy<br />

them. This commences apoptosis –<br />

the breakdown and removal of intra<br />

cellular waste over a period or weeks<br />

or months through the body’s natural<br />

elimination process.<br />

Unlike some procedures that<br />

primarily affect the most superficial<br />

layers of the skin, the resulting heat<br />

of RF works mainly on the skin’s<br />

deepest layer, the dermis, without<br />

affecting the upper layers, such as<br />

the epidermis. As heat is a stimulant<br />

that promotes the contraction of<br />

underlying tissues, soft tissues found<br />

within the target area of the body<br />

compress, realign and produce new<br />

collagen and elastin. As well as<br />

destroying unwanted fat, RF may<br />

help sculpt and tighten treated tissues<br />

into a more youthful, smoother and<br />

elastic surface.<br />

RF fat reduction and body<br />

contouring is a versatile procedure<br />

that can be used on most parts of<br />

the body, from large areas like the<br />

abdomen to very small sections like<br />

the chin. However, the tummy, hips<br />

and thighs are the most sought after<br />

areas for treatment. enCurve by<br />

Lutronic uses a special frequency<br />

of 27.12MHz to selectively target<br />

and heat fat cells to an optimal<br />

temperature, leading to the cells’<br />

death. The body’s natural removal<br />

process then takes over, permanently<br />

removing the detritus. This results<br />

in a sleeker body contour in the<br />

treatment area.<br />

enCurve is touted to be a more<br />

gentle and comfortable way to reduce<br />

fat cells, virtually melting away fat<br />

rather than blasting it. Results<br />

can be observed after a single<br />

session, although a series of<br />

treatments is usually recommended<br />

for significant results.<br />

The truSculpt 3D system by<br />

Cutera uses a premier conductive<br />

RF delivery method to achieve<br />

selective and effective disruption of<br />

the subcutaneous adipose tissue while<br />

maintaining comfortable surface<br />

temperatures.<br />

BodyFX, on the InMode platform<br />

and distributed by High Tech<br />

Medical, offers third generation<br />

body contouring with apoptosis,<br />

skin contraction and cellulite<br />

improvements. It is a unique, dualaction<br />

RF device that combines<br />

tissue heating with electroporation<br />

(a technique in which an electrical<br />

field is applied to cells in order to<br />

increase the permeability of the cell<br />

membrane) for precise and optimal<br />

heating of the skin for reduction,<br />

contraction and body shaping.<br />

Negative pressure massage applies<br />

gentle vacuum pressure, allowing for<br />

maximal depth treatment. Clinical<br />

studies have been conducted with<br />

histologies showing volume reduction<br />

and contraction.<br />



Dalyance, distributed by Cryomed,<br />

is an integrated cosmetic solution<br />

that combines RF and low frequency<br />

ultrasound cavitation technologies<br />

for body contouring – and also can be<br />

used for facial rejuvenation. It offers<br />

body contouring in three phases:<br />

drainage, reduction and firming.<br />

LASER<br />

What if you could lose 24 per cent of<br />

fat off your abdomen in 25 minutes?<br />

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You’d probably think it was a<br />

fairytale. Well, this time dreams just<br />

might come true.<br />

Cynosure, a leader in energy based<br />

aesthetic solutions spanning 120<br />

countries, offers SculpSure, a noninvasive<br />

1060nm hyperthermic diode<br />

laser to permanently reduce unwanted<br />

fat. It is the world’s first FDA-cleared<br />

laser treatment for non-invasive<br />

lipolysis of the flanks (love handles)<br />

and abdomen. It is also being used to<br />

target fat on the upper arms, thighs<br />

and knees, with effective results.<br />

Cynosure has now expanded<br />

indications for its advanced noninvasive<br />

body contouring technology<br />

with the launch of SculpSure<br />

Submental; FDA-cleared to<br />

reduce chin fat in patients with<br />

a body mass index (BMI) up to<br />

43. In recent clinical trials * ,<br />

patients received two 25 minute<br />

SculpSure Submental treatments six<br />

weeks apart with an almost unheard<br />

of 100 per cent satisfaction rate<br />

among those patients.<br />

With SculpSure there is no<br />

downtime or post-treatment<br />

discomfort and it offers shorter<br />

treatment times and measurable<br />

results. In clinically tested multi-site<br />

trials with more than 100 patients,<br />

a 24 per cent reduction in stubborn<br />

fat was seen in the treated area, with<br />

a patient satisfaction rate greater<br />

than 90 per cent. Using patented<br />

technology, the laser raises adipose<br />

temperature to between 42˚C and<br />

47˚C, disrupting subcutaneous<br />

fat cells with no damage to the<br />

surrounding tissue. The 1060nm<br />

does not require anaesthesia and can<br />

treat multiple areas simultaneously<br />

in just 25 minutes, making it a<br />

true ‘lunchtime procedure’. The<br />

device has four versatile nonsuction<br />

applicators and can treat<br />

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It’s a<br />

wrap!<br />

The International Body Wrap –<br />

which harnesses Dead Sea clay<br />

particles – involves wrapping<br />

the body from head to toe with<br />

special bandages that have been<br />

soaked in an all-natural solution.<br />

When hydrated, the clay solution<br />

expands and, like a giant poultice,<br />

draws out toxins and impurities<br />

from the body while cleansing skin<br />

to leave it feeling softer and more<br />

smooth.<br />

As well as being able to absorb<br />

many times its own weight in body<br />

toxins, it leaves the skin and soft<br />

fatty tissues compressed.<br />

After an hour, the wrap is removed<br />

and claims to reveal softer, firmer<br />

and more toned skin and a<br />

reduction of body circumference<br />

of up to15cm.<br />

You will then be wrapped head<br />

to toe with bandages soaked in<br />

Dead Sea clay and a vinyl suit is<br />

worn for warmth and comfort.<br />

Your new svelte shape should last<br />

at least 30 days – and up to 12<br />

months if you maintain a healthy<br />

lifestyle.<br />

Around 60cm can be lost from<br />

the body’s circumference over a<br />

course of three treatments.<br />

numerous areas at once, as well as<br />

both pinchable and non-pinchable<br />

areas of fat, offering versatile and<br />

customisable treatments for each<br />

patient and not just a ‘one-size fits<br />

all’ approach. Importantly, SculpSure<br />

does not damage dermal tissue, so it<br />

can be used on all skin types.<br />

In addition to disrupting<br />

subcutaneous fat cells, the heating<br />

energy of the diode laser can also<br />

promote the production of collagen<br />

and elastin to help the treated area<br />

look firmer and younger. For the<br />

best outcome, three to four<br />

treatments are recommended six to<br />

12 weeks apart, but results can be<br />

seen after just one treatment. Optimal<br />

results from each treatment can be<br />

seen at around six weeks.<br />


Ultrasonic fat cavitation is based on<br />

low-frequency ultrasound, delivering<br />

an energy signature through the skin<br />

that heats and vibrates the layer of<br />

fat cells below the skin’s surface to<br />

disrupt them. The ultrasound field<br />

creates bubbles in the subcutaneous<br />

fat that gradually grow and implode<br />

at a certain size, as the membranes<br />

of fat cells do not have the structural<br />

capacity to withstand the vibration.<br />

However, vascular, nervous and<br />

muscular tissue is spared.<br />

The result is a reduction in the<br />

circumference of the treated area due<br />

to the cutback in fat thickness. It<br />

simultaneously works to enhance the<br />

skin’s surface (initially constricting<br />

connective tissue and then promoting<br />

collagenesis) while decreasing fatty<br />

deposits. Fat is released in the form of<br />

triglycerides that are then processed<br />

through the liver and eliminated from<br />

the body naturally.<br />

Scizer uses MFU technology<br />

(Macro Focused Ultrasound) to<br />

help eliminate stubborn fat deposits<br />

around the waist without surgery.<br />

Sensations experienced by patients<br />

from different forms of MFU<br />

treatment tend to vary, however with<br />

the contact cooling technology of the<br />

Scizer, any discomfort is substantially<br />

reduced due to the numbing effect<br />

the hand piece provides on the<br />

treatment area. Treatments can take<br />

as little as 20 minutes, but vary based<br />

on the treatment area and what is<br />

comfortable for the patient.<br />

The Scizer treatment is<br />

recommended for all candidates who<br />

have stubborn fat on their abdominal<br />

region and are looking for methods<br />

of treatment other than undergoing<br />

surgery, which requires anesthesia and<br />

incisions. As long as you have a fat<br />

layer of more than 2.5cm, you are a<br />

suitable candidate.<br />

Scizer applies ultrasound energy<br />

13mm under the surface of the<br />

skin, melting the fat deposits in<br />

the subcutaneous fat layer at heat<br />

levels of 65°C. Temporary redness,<br />

mild bruising, minimal discomfort<br />

and swelling may occur. All of these<br />

symptoms are resolved within one or<br />

two days of treatment.<br />

The manipulation of the adipocytes<br />

reduces the fat cell count in the<br />

targeted region. Scizer yields results<br />

immediately after treatment and<br />

further improvements gradually<br />

appear over a four to 12 week period.<br />


One of the biggest breakthroughs<br />

in non-surgical body contouring<br />

was reportedly inspired by the<br />

observations of Harvard University<br />

Medical School researchers in the<br />

early 2000s that babies given ice<br />

blocks to suck on to ease teething<br />

pain over a prolonged period lost fat<br />

in their cheeks. This sparked years of<br />

research into the role freezing plays in<br />

the destruction of fat cells.<br />

It was found that, under carefully<br />

controlled conditions, subcutaneous<br />

fat cells are more vulnerable to the<br />

effects of cold than the surrounding<br />

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Enhancement<br />

under carefully<br />

controlled<br />

conditions,<br />

subcutaneous<br />

fat cells are more<br />

vulnerable<br />

to the effects of<br />

cold than<br />

the surrounding<br />

tissue<br />

tissue. Further, once a certain level<br />

of cooling is achieved, a natural<br />

‘cascade’ of fat destruction known<br />

as selective cryolipolysis begins. The<br />

body goes on to expel the destroyed<br />

fat cells through natural excretion<br />

over a two to four month period.<br />

In both clinical and pre-clinical<br />

trials, CLATUU, distributed<br />

in Australia by Cryomed, has<br />

demonstrated its efficacy in<br />

eliminating stubborn fat. It works<br />

by gently drawing fatty areas into<br />

patented 360˚ applicators, targeting<br />

and freezing fat cells through a<br />

process called Cool-Assisted Lipolysis.<br />

These fat cells gradually die and are<br />

eliminated from the body in the<br />

following weeks and months without<br />

affecting the surrounding tissue.<br />

CLAATU’s DualSculpt hand<br />

piece system means practitioners<br />

have the ability to treat two sites at<br />

once, thus cutting treatment time<br />

in half. A gradual cooling sensation<br />

is felt, similar to placing the area in<br />

iced water, but this subsides as the<br />

body gets used to the change. The<br />

initial suction may be uncomfortable<br />

depending on the laxity of the skin,<br />

but any discomfort usually subsides<br />

about 10 minutes into treatment.<br />

A typical treatment takes 60<br />

minutes and most patients find it<br />

very tolerable (more of a tingling,<br />

numbing sensation). There is no<br />

downtime and you can return to your<br />

usual activities immediately.<br />

Results gradually occur in the<br />

ensuing weeks and months after<br />

treatment, as the body naturally<br />

eliminates the destroyed fat through<br />

the body’s lymphatic system. Visible,<br />

measurable results can be seen<br />

from just one treatment, however a<br />

series of sessions will yield the most<br />

dramatic fat-busting.<br />

Also distributed by Cryomed,<br />

European-manufactured Cooltech<br />

is a premium fat-freezing technology<br />

studied in numerous clinical trials<br />

with certified clinical predictabilty. Its<br />

six applicators are fashioned to adapt<br />

to any area of the body, offering a<br />

total body contouring treatment.<br />

Cooltech works by gently drawing<br />

fatty skin into applicators before<br />

cooling the area to the desired<br />

treatment temperature. The different<br />

hand pieces are adapted for areas of<br />

curved contours like the back, waist<br />

and sub-buttocks, broad areas such as<br />

the flanks, love handles and calves,<br />

and for fat folds small and large,<br />

from the abdomen and back to the<br />

arms, knees and under the chin.The<br />

procedure targets and cools fat cells<br />

to temperatures that trigger fat cell<br />

apoptosis and elimination without<br />

affecting any of the other surrounding<br />

tissue. All the hand pieces work at a<br />

temperature between 3°C and -8°C.<br />

This temperature range is required to<br />

treat fat folds of various thicknesses.<br />

After one treatment patients can<br />

expect to see a 20-30 per cent fat<br />

reduction in the treated area. Results<br />

can first be seen in eight to 12 weeks.<br />

Now available in more than 40<br />

countries, over one million Cooltech<br />

treatments have been performed<br />

worldwide. Numerous clinical studies<br />

have demonstrated its effectiveness,<br />

along with very high satisfaction<br />

levels across a wide variety of<br />

patients. The lower abdomen/<br />

stomach is the most highly requested<br />

area for treatment, and other areas<br />

that have proven popular are love<br />

handles/flanks and the pockets of fat<br />

beneath the bra line that concern so<br />

many women.<br />

During a CoolSculpting treatment<br />

(distributed in Australia by Lumenis),<br />

unwanted fat is sucked between<br />

two cooling plates. This vacuumlike<br />

suction draws the area into the<br />

applicator head so that the cool<br />

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to eight weeks apart, although some<br />

people see excellent results after just<br />

one treatment.<br />

temperature is delivered directly<br />

to the underlying fat cells. The<br />

destroyed fat cells are then naturally<br />

metabolised by the body.<br />

Though you may feel intense<br />

cold initially, this feeling usually<br />

subsides as the area numbs. You<br />

may also feel some pulling, tugging<br />

and mild pinching.CoolSculpting’s<br />

CoolAdvantage applicator increases<br />

direct contact with the area being<br />

treated and lowers the temperature.<br />

This means treatments take as little<br />

as 35 minutes. CoolSculpting can be<br />

used to treat the tummy, love handles<br />

and flanks, to name a few areas and<br />

fat reduction of between 20 and 25<br />

per cent in the treated areas is typical.<br />

Another breakthrough in the<br />

technology was the development<br />

of the CoolMini applicator,<br />

specifically designed to target smaller<br />

areas of fat accumulation, such as a<br />

double chin. Up to 20 per cent fat<br />

reduction in the area can be achieved<br />

in one to two treatments.<br />

For the body, generally two or three<br />

sessions are required, performed six<br />


The working principle of LPG<br />

CELLU M6 Alliance (released in<br />

Australia in 2017 by France Medical)<br />

lies in a mechanical mobilisation<br />

of skin tissue and fasciae called<br />

endermologie, whose results have<br />

been proven in 145 scientific studies<br />

over the past 30 years.<br />

Manual massage strokes are<br />

reproduced and optimised by the<br />

new patented treatment head’s<br />

combination of motorised flap and<br />

roller with sequential suction, which<br />

work together to thoroughly stimulate<br />

and mobilise tissue to, among other<br />

things, release fat, smooth cellulite<br />

and firm the skin.<br />

The modality claims to be the only<br />

100 per cent natural, non-invasive,<br />

non-aggressive mechanical skin<br />

stimulation technique that reactivates<br />

cell processes. The Alliance body<br />

treatment head makes it possible<br />

to target and slim specific areas<br />

resistant to diet and exercise (arms,<br />

back, stomach, waist, thighs) while<br />

precisely adapting to the needs of<br />

each skin type. CBM<br />

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Lawrence Bass and Dr Roy Geronemus.<br />

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Non-surgical fat reduction and sculpting<br />

can be a good fi t if you are already<br />

at your ideal weight, have good skin<br />

elasticity and want to target smaller, stubborn<br />

trouble spots. Treatments typically do not<br />

require incisions or anesthesia, have few side<br />

effects and require little to no downtime.<br />

Unfortunately, results will not be as dramatic<br />

as with more intrusive procedures, and multiple<br />

treatments may be necessary to achieve the<br />

desired effect.<br />

While more invasive and requiring downtime,<br />

liposuction remains a popular means of reducing<br />

deposits of excess fat and improving bodily<br />

contours, with just one treatment producing<br />

permanent results.<br />

During liposuction the doctor carefully and<br />

precisely suctions excess fat through a fi ne<br />

instrument called a cannula. It is particularly<br />

effective at removing fat from the legs, abdomen,<br />

back, arms, face and neck.<br />

The vast majority of liposuction patients<br />

aren’t looking to surgery as a solution for<br />

weight loss. They’ve already worked hard on<br />

their fi gure, are sensible with their diet and are<br />

considering liposuction as a way of reducing<br />

stubborn areas of fat.<br />

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Power-assisted liposuction uses<br />

energy such as radiofrequency<br />

(RF), ultrasound or laser to liquify<br />

fat before it is removed, making<br />

it easier to vacuum out via<br />

liposuction. It can help increase<br />

skin contracture, while also<br />

stimulating the production of<br />

collagen and elastin. This results in<br />

firmer, tighter, smoother skin.<br />

‘There are several energy devices<br />

that use either laser light energy,<br />

ultrasound energy or RF, which can<br />

be applied during the liposuction<br />

procedure to help tighten skin for<br />

a smoother post-procedure result,’<br />

Dr Flynn explains.<br />

The BodyTite system is one such<br />

technology offered by Dr Flynn; a<br />

device that helps destroy fat and<br />

provide skin tightening at the same<br />

time. It utilises computer-controlled<br />

radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis<br />

(RFAL) to produce 3D dermal<br />

and sub-dermal contraction.<br />

RF energy is delivered from the<br />

liposuction cannula tip, causing the<br />

‘Pockets of fat in the mid-abdomen<br />

are often genetic and can be difficult<br />

to address; this is a popular treatment<br />

area for liposuction,’ says Queensland<br />

cosmetic surgeon Dr John Flynn,<br />

from Cosmedic & Skin Clinic in<br />

Southport. ‘Younger women with<br />

a slender figure also commonly use<br />

liposuction to address heavy pockets<br />

of fat on the outer thighs – also<br />

referred to as saddle bags. The back of<br />

the arms and neck are also common<br />

treatment sites.’<br />

There are different layers of fat<br />

beneath the skin and optimising fat<br />

reduction at each level is important<br />

simultaneous melting and removal<br />

of fat, but also controlled heating<br />

of the skin.<br />

BodyTite uses both internal and<br />

skin surface temperature sensors<br />

to minimise the risk of burns; the<br />

energy is instantly turned off by<br />

the computer when the desired<br />

temperature is attained. Heat, in<br />

the form of RF, is introduced to<br />

the targeted tissue in a minimally<br />

invasive manner, leaving nearundetectable<br />

scars.<br />

BodyTite can be used as a<br />

standalone treatment or to<br />

complement traditional surgical<br />

liposuction for superior body<br />

contouring results. The procedure<br />

involves an internal probe that uses<br />

intense RF to help melt fat while<br />

strengthening the fibrous septae<br />

(that give the skin more tone)<br />

and an external probe that allows<br />

for additional skin tightening.<br />

Definitive results are seen within a<br />

few months.<br />

to achieving the best results. ‘In<br />

many areas of the body – for example,<br />

the abdomen – there is a superficial<br />

layer of fat, then a fascia which is<br />

smooth, and then a deeper layer of<br />

fat under the fascia,’ says Dr Flynn.<br />

‘The majority of the volume should<br />

be taken from the deeper layer of fat.<br />

It is important to suction the more<br />

superficial fat very minimally, as<br />

it can lead to uneven results postprocedure.’<br />

Liposuction is performed as day<br />

surgery either under anaesthetic<br />

with the patient asleep or with local<br />

anaesthetic using the tumescent<br />

technique where the patient is awake.<br />

Generally, the target area is infiltrated<br />

with a tumescent fluid containing<br />

local anaesthetic and a vasoconstrictor<br />

which reduces bleeding<br />

and bruising, before small cannulas<br />

are used to vacuum out the fatty<br />

tissue. Alternatively, a syringe can be<br />

used to withdraw the fat.<br />

According to Dr Flynn, the<br />

liposuction procedure has evolved<br />

immensely over the years. ‘In<br />

experienced hands, the procedure<br />

is far more gentle and comfortable<br />

than ever before,’ he says. ‘Downtime<br />

is minimised (usually two or three<br />

days), which makes a great difference<br />

for people who lead busy lives.<br />

Liposuction allows me to treat more<br />

areas in a reasonable period of time<br />

and we can be judicious on how much<br />

fat we remove. In my opinion, it is<br />

the ultimate body shaping treatment.’<br />


ENOUGH<br />

Overdoing fat removal can be just<br />

as counterproductive to a patient’s<br />

goals as leaving it in place. ‘You<br />

have to remember, fat is a source of<br />

nourishment and helps plump the<br />

skin out for smoothness,’ Dr Flynn<br />

explains. ‘With too little fat, the skin<br />

looks crepey and old; with too much<br />

fat, the skin appears dimpled and<br />

uneven. Liposuction is about creating<br />

a balance between the smoothness<br />

of the skin, shapely contours and a<br />

reduction in volume.’<br />



Because liposuction creates a trauma<br />

in the treatment area, patients<br />

can expect to experience soreness,<br />

bruising and swelling for up to 10<br />

days post-surgery. It’s also common<br />

to feel some numbness in the treated<br />

areas, although this should go away<br />

in the first few weeks. It’s important<br />

to remember that all liposuction is<br />

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Feature<br />

surgery and requires diligent postoperative<br />

care. You’ll usually wear a<br />

compression garment for about three<br />

weeks to help aid skin retraction and<br />

healing, but can typically return to<br />

work after three to five days.<br />

Results are visible after the<br />

swelling goes down and the treated<br />

area heals. A trimmer looking, more<br />

proportionate and shapely form can<br />

be seen from around three to four<br />

months after all swelling subsides,<br />

although the final result may not be<br />

seen for six months. Generally, it<br />

takes longer to see optimal results<br />

from non-invasive methods of fat<br />

reduction.<br />

While neither liposuction or<br />

non-surgical body contouring<br />

treatments are a substitute for a<br />

healthy diet and exercise, liposuction<br />

does offer more dramatic and longerlasting<br />

results, in addition to some<br />

skin shrinkage. A healthy approach<br />

to weight maintenance is essential<br />

following the liposuction procedure.<br />

The fat cells that are left behind can<br />

still grow bigger and store fat, but the<br />

treated area will put on less weight<br />

than the adjacent non-treated areas.<br />

‘Eating right, exercising,<br />

minimising drinking and avoiding<br />

smoking can assist in skin retraction<br />

following liposuction and ensure the<br />

results last and skin stays even for<br />

the long-term,’ Dr Flynn explains.<br />

‘It is important for patients to<br />

understand the underlying concepts<br />

of liposuction, and the techniques<br />

involved to create a balanced and<br />

sustainable result. Liposuction is a<br />

genuine medical procedure, with<br />

associated risks and long-term<br />

consequences – for this reason,<br />

it is essential patients are well<br />

educated about the surgery and have<br />

realistic expectations going into the<br />

procedure.’ CBM<br />

FAST<br />

FACTS<br />

Liposuction became popular in the<br />

1980s and has remained one of the<br />

most popular cosmetic procedures for<br />

many years.<br />

Although there is no definitive data<br />

about cosmetic surgery trends in<br />

Australia, we typically follow American<br />

statistics to provide an insight into<br />

emerging and changing trends on our<br />

own shores.<br />

Indeed, stats from the American<br />

Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery<br />

reveal liposuction is the most<br />

commonly performed cosmetic<br />

surgery in the US (the second is breast<br />

augmentation) and is the only surgical<br />

procedure with a spot in the top 10<br />

cosmetic procedures overall (surgical<br />

and non-surgical).<br />

But, just like any form of cosmetic<br />

enhancement, liposuction is no<br />

panacea. It’s important to remember<br />

the risks of surgery and that<br />

liposuction is not a way of losing<br />

masses of weight or a cure for obesity.<br />

FOR<br />

MORE<br />

INFO<br />

Dr John Flynn<br />

Cosmedic & Skin Clinic,<br />

Southport, Qld<br />

Ph 1300 88 13 88<br />

www.cosmedic.com.au<br />

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Did you know liposuction<br />

is consistently the most<br />

commonly performed<br />

cosmetic surgery around the<br />

world? It’s for good reason. No<br />

other procedure can give you the<br />

immediate and permanent dramatic<br />

body sculpting and fat reduction<br />

results of liposuction.<br />

‘For the right candidate,<br />

liposculpture can be life-changing,’<br />

says cosmetic surgeon Dr Sarojini<br />

Nair from Ashbrooke Cosmetic<br />

Surgery in Sydney’s Surry Hills. ‘It<br />

can successfully reshape different<br />

areas of the body to sculpt and fl atten<br />

and create beautiful curves, as well<br />

as remove deposits of fat that are<br />

impervious to diet and exercise.’<br />

With liposculpture, fat can be<br />

transferred to any part of the body<br />

such as the buttocks, which is<br />

becoming increasingly popular.<br />

Liposculpture is also used to treat<br />

gynaecomastia, a common medical<br />

condition in which the male breasts<br />

are abnormally enlarged.<br />

‘Just about everyone wants to<br />

lose stubborn pockets of fat, and<br />

liposculpture provides virtually<br />

immediate results, eliminating<br />

unwanted body fat to help create the<br />

ideal silhouette for each patient,’ says<br />

Dr Nair. ‘Clothes may fi t better and<br />

more aesthetic body proportions can<br />

be restored.’<br />

Liposculpture helps to improve<br />

more than just your appearance; it<br />

can also enhance confi dence and<br />

self-esteem and kick start a healthier<br />

way of living.<br />

LIPO WHAT?<br />

Liposuction has come a long<br />

way since its initial rise to<br />

popularity some 40 years ago,<br />

and the term ‘liposculpture’ is<br />

now commonly used to refl ect<br />

the modern procedure’s emphasis<br />

on body contouring and<br />

sculpting results, rather than<br />

the blanket fat removal of<br />

traditional liposuction.<br />

‘Liposculpture is a more refi ned<br />

method of removing body fat than<br />

liposuction,’ says Dr Nair. ‘The<br />

instruments used are smaller and<br />

the procedure is gentler, allowing<br />

for detailed body contouring that<br />

facilitates fi nessed results.’<br />

Dr Nair performs liposculpture<br />

under local anaesthetic using a<br />

tumescent anaesthesia, which<br />

allows for a gentle yet highly detailed<br />

body contouring effect. Patients<br />

report minimal discomfort, but a<br />

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sedative may be offered for enhanced<br />

patient comfort.<br />

Liposuction is performed at<br />

the fully licenced and accredited<br />

Surry Hills Day Hospital, which<br />

is located on the same floor as the<br />

Ashbrooke Clinic.<br />

Leading the way<br />

in liposuction<br />

Since 1991, Dr Nair and her team<br />

at Ashbrooke have developed<br />

an industry-wide reputation for a<br />

responsible and measured approach<br />

to cosmetic surgery.<br />

Dr Nair is a widely respected<br />

surgeon and especially well known<br />

for being the first female surgeon<br />

to practice liposuction surgery in<br />

Australia. She has worked with<br />

before<br />

before<br />

before<br />

thousands of patients, both male and<br />

female, ensuring they receive the<br />

most appropriate treatment tailored<br />

to their needs and wishes.<br />

‘We pride ourselves on giving the<br />

patient the very best service, talking<br />

through each aspect of surgery in a<br />

caring and detailed way to ensure<br />

safe, effective and aesthetically<br />

pleasing results,’ she says.<br />

A fully accredited practice,<br />

you can trust your cosmetic<br />

enhancement to Ashbrooke,<br />

knowing that each treatment is<br />

approved, ethical and carried out<br />

by surgeons who are continually<br />

expanding their expertise to offer<br />

their patients the most sophisticated<br />

and cutting edge treatments<br />

available. CBM<br />

after<br />

after<br />

after<br />

Enhancement<br />

Sculpsure<br />

the non-surgical<br />

alternative<br />

Interested in fat reduction but<br />

not a candidate for liposculpture?<br />

Listen up! Ashbrooke Cosmetic<br />

Surgery also offers Sculpsure, the<br />

world’s first FDA-cleared laser<br />

treatment for non-invasive fat<br />

reduction of the abdomen.<br />

While liposculpture is still<br />

your best bet for larger scale fat<br />

reduction, Sculpsure is perfect<br />

for small, localised fat deposits<br />

such as the love handles and<br />

muffin top.<br />

During the procedure a<br />

laser beam targets, heats and<br />

consequently destroys targeted<br />

fat cells, killing up to 24 per cent<br />

of fat cells in the area.<br />

Results can be seen after six<br />

weeks or so as your body naturally<br />

metabolises the destroyed<br />

fat. A series of treatments is<br />

recommended for optimum<br />

outcomes, but even one session<br />

can yield impressive centimetreshrinking<br />

results.<br />

Like liposculpture, results are<br />

permanent if you follow a healthy<br />

lifestyle and stay within your<br />

weight range.<br />

The best bit about Sculpsure?<br />

It’s performed in just 25 minutes,<br />

with no downtime, no needles and<br />

no surgery. Never has there been<br />

an easier way to say goodbye to<br />

stubborn fat!<br />

WHERE<br />

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Sexual health has a huge infl uence on mental<br />

health and psychological wellbeing, as the function<br />

and form of the different parts of the vagina are<br />

closely linked to the female psyche. There are pivotal<br />

times in a woman’s life that infl uence sexual function and<br />

vaginal competency; menopause, pregnancy and childbirth<br />

among them.<br />

While it’s been reported that nearly half of all women<br />

have some sort of problem with their sex lives, it’s a<br />

topic many people don’t know much about, or are<br />

embarrassed to discuss.<br />

‘Female sexual dysfunction is complex and can be a<br />

result of hormonal, psychological, psychiatric, physical,<br />

neurological, environmental and social causes,’ says<br />

Adelaide gynaecologist and pelvic reconstructive surgeon<br />

Dr Oseka Onuma.<br />

‘Since most cases of sexual dysfunction are treatable,<br />

it’s important to keep in mind that dysfunction does not<br />

always imply abnormality and affected women should<br />

seek help. These days women are less willing to accept<br />

changes in genital anatomy resulting from pregnancy,<br />

childbirth and ageing.<br />

‘They are less likely to have the attitude that sexual<br />

dysfunction is “just part of being a woman.”’<br />

Dr Onuma stresses that no woman should suffer<br />

embarrassment or feel inhibited in her relationship with<br />

her partner due to the appearance of her vagina or physical<br />

sexual dysfunction.<br />

Further, she should be encouraged to talk openly about<br />

her sexual health in order to gain realistic ideas of the<br />

changes in her body and in her relationship.<br />

Dr Onuma says assessment of sexual function,<br />

mental health and relationship quality are crucial and<br />

should be considered routine.<br />

‘The majority of my patients seeking vaginal<br />

rejuvenation are not motivated by the aesthetic but,<br />

rather, by a growing dislike of pain during intercourse<br />

or discomfort when participating in everyday activities,’<br />

he says.<br />

‘The importance of reassuring my patient that she is<br />

not alone in her genital issues and that there are<br />

options for improving her quality of life cannot be overemphasised,’<br />

he concludes.<br />


‘The effect of pregnancy on a woman’s life is variable:<br />

some women’s libido increases, some decreases, some<br />

remain unaltered,’ explains Dr Onuma.<br />

‘As pregnancy proceeds, the physical challenge<br />

increases and the missionary position becomes less<br />

possible or tolerable. An increase in vaginal dryness<br />

often accompanies pregnancy and use of lubricants<br />

may be needed.<br />

‘Further to this, fear of damaging the developing baby<br />

may prevent sexual activity (in most cases there is no<br />

evidence to support this). A history of early pregnancy<br />

failure may lead to advice to restrict sexual activity in the<br />

fi rst and sometimes second trimester of pregnancy.<br />

‘A fi nding of a low-lying placenta or bleeding during<br />

pregnancy may also be an indication to cease sexual<br />

intercourse during the pregnancy.<br />

‘There is also an increase in hormones such as<br />

progesterone and relaxin, which causes softening and<br />

relaxation of muscle and connective tissue. Some of these<br />

changes will not be reversed after pregnancy is complete.’<br />

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Enhancement<br />


A 2015 study published in the Journal of Sexual<br />

Dissatisfaction Medicine found more than 60 per cent of<br />

women suffer from sexual dysfunction after childbirth.<br />

Other studies have shown the prevalence of sexual<br />

dysfunction is high during pregnancy and peaks in the<br />

third trimester. This includes the inability to orgasm, pain<br />

during sexual activity, or a general lack of interest.<br />

The study found sexual dysfunction could lead to<br />

overall relationship dissatisfaction, as well as post-natal<br />

depression. It also showed 88 per cent of women did not<br />

consult healthcare professionals about the issue, due to<br />

shyness or embarrassment.<br />

‘Childbirth is the major factor in causing damage to the<br />

female pelvic floor,’ says Dr Onuma.<br />

‘The disruption of connective tissues [muscles/ligaments/<br />

fascia] results in reduced tissue elasticity and avulsion of<br />

tissues from their origins.<br />

‘There is some significant restitution [healing with tissue<br />

going back towards normal] after childbirth. However,<br />

some of the spontaneous healing involves formation of<br />

scar tissue, which is inherently weaker and less elastic than<br />

the original tissue.<br />

‘Symptoms can occur immediately after delivery but<br />

often present some years later. Further pregnancies and<br />

deliveries can result in marked worsening of symptoms.’<br />

Damage to the pelvic floor can result in pain during<br />

intercourse, reduced sensation during intercourse,<br />

both pain and reduced sensation and reduced ability to<br />

achieve orgasm.<br />

Dr Onuma says that often these causes co-exist – for<br />

example, painful intercourse may result in a fear of<br />

intercourse, resulting in psychological sequelae.<br />


Hormonal changes from menopause can result in loss of<br />

libido or physical alterations of the vaginal epithelium,<br />

which can result in difficult or painful intercourse.<br />

Laser-assisted vaginal surgical procedures can enhance<br />

vaginal muscle tone, strength and control, as well as<br />

help alleviate vaginal atrophy and dryness. According<br />

to Dr Onuma, laser techniques deliver gentle precision<br />

procedures with controlled accuracy and result in rapid<br />

healing, minimal pain and relatively fast recovery, allowing<br />

for improved sensation and resumption of daily activities<br />

in a relatively short period of time.<br />

‘Non-surgical laser vaginal treatment is not the same<br />

as traditional methods and may not be the most suitable<br />

avenue of treatment for some patients,’ he says. ‘The best<br />

‘<br />

Since most cases<br />

of sexual dysfunction<br />

are treatable, it’s<br />

important to keep in<br />

mind that dysfunction<br />

does not always imply<br />

abnormality<br />

’<br />

approach is for a patient to discuss their symptoms with a<br />

doctor who has a clear understanding of all the modalities<br />

of treatment available and is able to guide them towards<br />

the mode of treatment that might offer the best outcome.’<br />

According to Dr Onuma, while non-surgical laser<br />

vaginal treatment shows the most promise for improving<br />

or curing symptoms related to atrophic vaginitis, it is of<br />

little value in correcting pelvic organ prolapse (particularly<br />

relevant to childbirth issues).<br />

‘While non-surgical laser vaginal treatment can<br />

improve very mild stress incontinence or reduce vaginal<br />

wall relaxation, it is unlikely to cure any significant<br />

stress urinary incontinence or improve sensation during<br />

intercourse where the vagina and the vaginal introitus<br />

are patulous because of detached or torn muscles and<br />

fascia,’ he says.<br />


At any stage of life, oversized, elongated or asymmetrical<br />

labia minora may lead to self- consciousness and even<br />

embarrassment.<br />

It can cause discomfort during sex and hinder certain<br />

activities such as cycling and horse riding, and often<br />

makes wearing certain clothes such as swimwear, jeans<br />

or tights difficult.<br />

Vaginal rejuvenation – both surgical and non-surgical<br />

procedures – can help alleviate pain, improve form and<br />

function, and enhance quality of life for many women.<br />

‘A blanket of taboo means there is a lack of open and<br />

honest public dialogue that makes it difficult for some<br />

women to seek successful treatment – or even know there<br />

are treatment options available,’ says Dr Onuma.<br />

For example, both surgical and laser reduction<br />

labiaplasty can sculpt the elongated or unequal labial<br />

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The Australian Centre for Female<br />

Pelvic & Vaginal Rejuvenation<br />

Feature<br />

minora as desired. The vulvar structures (including<br />

the labia minora, labia majora, mons pubis, perineum,<br />

entrance to the vagina and hymen) can be surgically<br />

enhanced, both functionally and aesthetically.<br />

Each treatment is completely tailored by Dr Onuma to<br />

meet the patient’s specific needs and individual goals.<br />

Laser reduction labiaplasty can also be used to<br />

reconstruct conditions that are a result of the ageing<br />

process, childbirth trauma or injury.<br />



Every organ within the female pelvic floor is subject to<br />

stress – from gravity or from the delivery of a baby.<br />

‘Muscle, connective tissue and epithelium can break, tear,<br />

stretch and lose their elasticity, resulting in functional<br />

impairments,’ says Dr Onuma.<br />

‘The organs within the female pelvic floor that can be<br />

subject to prolapse include the urethra, bladder, uterus,<br />

vaginal walls, perineum and labia minora. All can present<br />

as a lump or mass that was not previously visible or noted<br />

by the woman.’<br />

Common symptoms of vaginal wall prolapse or<br />

relaxation include a lump, a ‘dragging’ within the vagina<br />

or lower back, urinary incontinence, the need to empty<br />

the bladder frequently and/or with urgency, pain and/or<br />

reduced sensation during intercourse.<br />

Another problem is female stress urinary incontinence,<br />

caused predominantly by an improperly functioning<br />

urethra. When a woman suffers from this condition,<br />

weakened muscle and pelvic tissue don’t adequately<br />

support the urethra.<br />


As women become more aware that it is possible to<br />

correct potentially embarrassing problems, female genital<br />

procedures are increasing in popularity.<br />

Vaginal rejuvenation – both surgical and non-surgical<br />

procedures – can help alleviate pain, improve form and<br />

function, and enhance quality of life for many women.<br />

‘Beyond pelvic floor retraining and physiotherapy, there<br />

is now a range of minimal-access surgical options available<br />

that can address and hopefully resolve these problems,’<br />

says Dr Onuma.<br />

‘Non-surgical laser vaginal rejuvenation can effectively<br />

enhance vaginal muscle tone, strength and control, and<br />

can be used to treat minor degrees of prolapse and/or<br />

relaxation of the vaginal walls to improve sensation.’ CBM<br />

Empowering women through<br />

knowlege, choice and access to<br />

world class care<br />

Dr Oseka<br />

Onuma<br />

Gynaecologist & Pelvic<br />

Reconstructive Surgeon<br />

BSc. (Hons), MJur., CCST,<br />




4 Robe Terrace, Medindie SA 5081<br />

08 8344 6085<br />

Facsimile 08 8344 6087<br />

Email reception@dronuma.com.au<br />

www.dronuma.com.au<br />

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fat<br />

grafting<br />

the natural<br />

alternative<br />

to fillers<br />

Use your body’s<br />

own tissues to<br />

replace lost<br />

volume and<br />

sculpt beautiful<br />

facial contours.<br />

Words by Aimee<br />

Rodrigues<br />

Sunken cheeks, furrows and<br />

wrinkles and poorly defined<br />

facial contours are common<br />

cosmetic issues as we age. To add<br />

insult to injury, while we’re losing<br />

volume in our face, we’re often<br />

struggling to keep volume in the form<br />

of fat off other areas of our body.<br />

The Adip’sculpt fat grafting<br />

procedure offers a double-edged<br />

solution: it allows you to take<br />

unwanted fat from your body and<br />

inject it back into volume-deficient<br />

areas. For example, fat from the<br />

abdomen or thighs can be used to<br />

define cheekbones, fill in a sunken<br />

mid-face, smooth out deep grooves<br />

and wrinkles, and add volume to<br />

the temples for a more youthful<br />

roundness. Fat grafting can even<br />

augment a non-descript chin and<br />

enhance overall facial structure.<br />

Adip’sculpt is applied in the same<br />

way as dermal fillers, the difference is<br />

you are using your own tissue which<br />

integrates as part of your natural<br />

structure. Because of this, the result is<br />

considered relatively permanent.<br />

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Enhancement<br />

Benefits<br />

of fat<br />

transfer<br />

for facial<br />

rejuvenation<br />

Autologous,<br />

that is it uses your own<br />

body tissue rather than<br />

a foreign injectable<br />

Excellent safety profile<br />

Long-lasting,<br />

more permanent<br />

solution<br />

Smooth, natural-looking<br />

results<br />

Virtually no risk<br />

of adverse reaction<br />

Improvement in<br />

skin quality<br />

What exactly is<br />

fat transfer?<br />

Fat transfer, also called fat grafting, fat<br />

injections, lipofilling and autologous<br />

fat injection, is a procedure that uses<br />

your own fat to fill in irregularities,<br />

grooves and volume deficits.<br />

The fat is obtained through a<br />

minimally invasive liposuction<br />

procedure and is normally taken from<br />

the abdomen or inner thigh. This<br />

aspirated fat is processed through a<br />

specialised centrifugal and filtering<br />

system, leaving only the pure liquid<br />

fatty tissue behind, ready for reinjection<br />

where needed.<br />

Fat grafting is not a new procedure,<br />

but early techniques lacked<br />

consistency and the proportion of<br />

fat cells surviving could be as low as<br />

30 to 50 per cent. It is only in recent<br />

times, after significant research and<br />

development, that it has become a<br />

predictable procedure with a wellestablished<br />

technique. Ranked among<br />

the most popular cosmetic procedures<br />

in the world, it is now used every day<br />

in plastic surgeons’ clinics to enhance<br />

the results of surgery and add volume<br />

to the face, breasts and body.<br />

Adip’sculpt –<br />

the smarter<br />

fat transfer<br />

technology<br />

Recently, huge leaps have been made<br />

in investigating the biology behind<br />

the success of fat transfer. Surgeons<br />

and scientists alike have advanced<br />

this field by innovating fat graft<br />

harvesting and injection techniques,<br />

expanding the use and effectiveness<br />

of fat grafting for cosmetic<br />

enhancement.<br />

A leader in fat grafting solutions,<br />

the Adip’sculpt fat transfer system<br />

has redefined the fat transfer process<br />

– from harvesting and processing<br />

through to re-injection – to the<br />

point where most of the fat cells can<br />

successfully be transferred. This is<br />

a significant development as with<br />

previous techniques the majority of<br />

the fat did not survive the procedure<br />

and was reabsorbed by the body.<br />

With Adip’sculpt, fat retention is<br />

in the range of 70 to 90 per cent,<br />

thereby delivering superior and<br />

predictable outcomes.<br />

Dr Neal Hamilton from Concept<br />

Cosmetic Medicine has been using<br />

the Adip’sculpt system for three<br />

years now. ‘Adip’sculpt has forever<br />

changed my view of what constitutes<br />

best practice in cosmetic medicine,’<br />

he says. ‘The adipose derived stem<br />

cells preserved by the Adip’sculpt<br />

system not only give facial volume<br />

but change the sun-damaged and aged<br />

skin’s architecture to a more normal<br />

youthful state. [It’s] the equivalent<br />

of vacuuming up the mess, not just<br />

sweeping it under the carpet. Nothing<br />

else does this.’<br />

The Adip’sculpt system extracts<br />

and preserves the fat cells best suited<br />

to the new area to achieve longterm,<br />

natural-looking results. The<br />

first step is liposuction of fat from<br />

any unwanted bulges on the torso<br />

or thighs. Next the harvested fat is<br />

spun in a centrifuge. Once any excess<br />

fluid or oil is discarded, the fat is then<br />

ready to be put into small syringes for<br />

injection into the target area.<br />

The Adip’sculpt fat grafting<br />

procedure can be used to correct a<br />

variety of concerns – from enhancing<br />

the results of breast implant surgery<br />

and standalone breast enlargement<br />

of around one cup size to body<br />

contouring, facial volumising and skin<br />

rejuvenation. One main advantage of<br />

the Adip’sculpt procedure is because<br />

most fat cells are preserved, the<br />

results seen immediately post-surgery<br />

are very close to the final result.<br />

Fat transfer using Adip’sculpt is a<br />

predictable and effective procedure<br />

for restoring that plumper look of<br />

youth and adding fullness to areas<br />

of the face that look gaunt and<br />

tired. By adding predictability to<br />

excellent cosmetic outcomes, it’s not<br />

surprising that fat grafting for facial<br />

augmentation is surging in popularity<br />

and demand. CBM<br />

FOR<br />

MORE<br />

INFO<br />

To find a practitioner in your area,<br />

visit www.likeyourlook.com.au<br />

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Know<br />

What<br />

You Did<br />

Last<br />

Summer<br />

ust when your skin is<br />

starting to recover<br />

from the sins of<br />

another sensational<br />

summer, cooler temps,<br />

changing humidity<br />

and an overall switch<br />

in routine threaten to<br />

thrust it straight into<br />

turmoil. But not to worry<br />

– we’re here to make the<br />

transition to autumn/<br />

winter simple.<br />

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Cleanse<br />

tone<br />

moisturise<br />

While there’s nothing revolutionary about<br />

a three-step beauty routine, it’s important<br />

to remember that consistency is key when<br />

it comes to skincare. Rather than ditching<br />

your morning ritual in favour of a passing<br />

fad, adjust it to suit the season by cutting<br />

back on harsh exfoliators and applying a<br />

richer moisturiser.<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

4.<br />

3.<br />

1. Arbonne RE9 Advanced Regenerating<br />

Toner, $59. Orange stem cells and<br />

brown algae extract are among the<br />

conditioning agents that make this toner<br />

stand out from the crowd. Think more<br />

elasticity, fewer wrinkles.<br />

5.<br />

2. Alpha-H Liquid Gold, $59.95.<br />

A cult classic that requires no introduction!<br />

This award winning exfoliant uses glycolic<br />

acid to target wrinkles, pigmentation,<br />

acne and sun damage as it delivers<br />

essential hydration.<br />

7.<br />

3. Ginger & Me Regenerative Nourishing<br />

Cream, $80. Built on self-regenerative stem<br />

cell technology, this nourishing emulsion<br />

thickens the epidermis, blurs fine lines and<br />

promotes collagen synthesis – an ideal<br />

combination for dry, ageing skin.<br />

6.<br />

9.<br />

4. Skinstitut Enzymatic Micro Peel, $45.<br />

Slough away dead skin cells and impurities<br />

with this refreshing exfoliator. It’s gentle<br />

enough for sensitive complexions and<br />

post-treatment use.<br />

5. Dermalogica Barrier Repair, $67.50.<br />

Shield your skin from environmental<br />

stressors with this unique waterless product.<br />

Velvet-like in texture, Dermalogica’s Barrier<br />

Repair can be worn alone or combined with<br />

your moisturiser of choice.<br />

8.<br />

10.<br />

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6. L’Occitane Divine Cream, $150.<br />

Divine by name, divine by nature.<br />

This intensely nourishing cream<br />

visibly reduces the appearance of<br />

wrinkles, while restoring the skin’s<br />

hydration balance.<br />

Skin<br />

7. A’kin Replenishing Antioxidant<br />

Night Cream, $39.95. Take your<br />

beauty sleep to the next level<br />

with this penetrating night cream.<br />

Infused with coconut water for<br />

added hydration and green tea to<br />

protect the skin from free radicals.<br />

8. Paula’s Choice SKIN RECOVERY<br />

Softening Cream Cleanser, $30.<br />

Having been developed with<br />

eczema prone skin in mind, this rich<br />

cleansing cream removes makeup<br />

without stripping the skin of its<br />

existing moisture.<br />

9. June Jacobs Rapid Repair<br />

Healing Cream, $92. Apply this<br />

soothing product to the face and<br />

body for lasting moisturisation.<br />

Its key ingredient, Edelweiss<br />

extract, is known for its<br />

anti-inflammatory properties.<br />

10. O Cosmedics Rebalancing<br />

Cream, $82. This oil free lotion<br />

targets bacteria, excessive sebum<br />

production and build-up as it works<br />

to rebalance the complexion.<br />

Perfect for problematic skin.<br />

Sunscreen<br />

queen<br />

The jumpers may be out, but that doesn’t mean it’s<br />

time to ditch the most important anti-ageing product<br />

of all. Australia is home to some of the strongest<br />

UVA and UVB rays in existence meaning sunscreen is<br />

essential all year round.<br />

DNA Renewal DNA Sheer Defense, $109.

Hydration is<br />

everything<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

While we’re all in search of that<br />

sunkissed summer glow, excessive<br />

sun exposure can leave the skin<br />

damaged, drained and dehydrated.<br />

This effect is only exacerbated by<br />

the changing seasons as the skin<br />

is forced to adjust with its<br />

environment. Maintaining hydration<br />

is essential in this scenario. Oils,<br />

serums and masks are great ways of<br />

replenishing lost moisture.<br />


1. Medik8 Glow Oil, $89. Tackle dark<br />

circles, reduce unwanted puffiness<br />

and hydrate the complexion. This<br />

professional strength dry facial oil<br />

uses Vitamin C and Omegas 3 and 6<br />

to repair and protect the skin.<br />

Make<br />

mine a<br />

mask<br />

3.<br />

2. Trilogy No.15 Limited Edition<br />

Beauty Oil, $35.95. Fight pollution<br />

and condition the complexion<br />

with this limited edition oil. Enriched<br />

with powerful antioxidants, this little<br />

gem can be applied to the face,<br />

body and hair.<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

3. mesoestetic anti-ageing flash<br />

ampoules, $106. This anti-ageing<br />

all-star contains the right blend of<br />

active ingredients to tighten the skin,<br />

eliminate signs of fatigue and smooth<br />

out fine lines and wrinkles.<br />

4. 5.<br />

4. Paula’s Choice RESIST Moisture<br />

Renewal Oil Booster, $52. Wave<br />

goodbye to dry, flaky skin with this<br />

concentrated hydrating formula. It is<br />

light in texture, completely fragrance<br />

free and brimming with plant power.<br />

5. Maaemo Vitalize Face Elixir,<br />

$47.95. Rich in Omega 3 and 6,<br />

hemp seed oil is the driving force<br />

behind this lightweight product.<br />

The Vitalize Face Elixir stimulates<br />

cell production, repair and growth.<br />

Perfect for all skin types.<br />

3.<br />

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Skin<br />

Soothing<br />

serums<br />

1. Biologi Bd – Luminosity Face<br />

Serum, $97.95. Strong skin is in with<br />

this Australian-made serum. Created<br />

with 100 per cent Davidson Plum,<br />

it reduces blemishes, redness and<br />

stretch marks, while enriching the<br />

complexion with a natural glow.<br />

2. Ultraceuticals Ultra B2 Hydrating<br />

Serum, $89. Capable of holding<br />

1,000 times its weight in water, this<br />

little bottle packs a punch! It also<br />

boasts the anti-ageing powerhouse<br />

that is Vitamin B3.<br />

1. Antipodes Aura Manuka<br />

Honey Mask, $49. A mask<br />

with a past! This traditional<br />

remedy has its origins with New<br />

Zealand’s Maori people who<br />

recognised the antibacterial<br />

benefits of manuka honey. It is<br />

seriously hydrating and works a<br />

treat on blemish-prone skin.<br />

2. Sisley Phyto-Blanc Ultra<br />

Lightening Mask, $160. This<br />

purifying mask cleanses and<br />

lightens the complexion. Its<br />

natural plant extracts and blend<br />

of essential oils return a sense<br />

of radiance to tired skin.<br />

3. Peter Thomas Roth Blue<br />

Marine Algae Mask, $73. Blue<br />

will be your new favourite<br />

colour after trying this<br />

deeply hydrating gel mask. A<br />

combination of blue marine<br />

algae and Korean tea help<br />

smooth and plump the skin.<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

4.<br />

5. 6.<br />

3. USPA Smoothing AHA Serum<br />

with Fruit Acids, $90. Alpha Hydroxy<br />

Acids have supercharged this<br />

serum, allowing it to brighten the<br />

complexion while removing dry<br />

skin build-up. Its fresh citrus<br />

scent makes its application a real<br />

sensory experience.<br />

4. June Jacobs Advanced Cell<br />

Repair Serum, $103. Hyaluronic acid<br />

is a key ingredient in this paraben<br />

and preservative free gel serum.<br />

With consistent use, it minimises<br />

facial laxity and dehydration.<br />

5. Image Skincare ILUMA Intense<br />

Lightening Serum, $75. This<br />

hydroquinone free product is easily<br />

absorbed. It calms irritated, sundamaged<br />

skin, before employing<br />

botanical brighteners to promote a<br />

clearer complexion.<br />

6. asap DNA renewal treatment,<br />

$129. Clinically proven to help<br />

restore DNA at a cellular level, this<br />

innovative product stimulates keratin<br />

production, boosts the skin’s natural<br />

moisture balance and protects<br />

against pollution.<br />

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Skin<br />

Dolce<br />

VITA<br />

SKIN<br />








With each Australian<br />

summer, in one of the<br />

harshest climates on Earth,<br />

skin damage accumulates, with every<br />

bit of sun exposure contributing to<br />

the way our faces age.<br />

Over time, our skin loses its<br />

elasticity. It can develop unsightly<br />

brown spots, and previously hidden<br />

blood vessels become visible to the<br />

naked eye. Lines and wrinkles emerge<br />

as our formerly vibrant complexions<br />

start to appear dehydrated and dull.<br />

We look in the mirror, and, well, we<br />

feel a bit blah.<br />

‘Post-summer skin just looks lax!’<br />

says ‘The Skin Whisperer’ Vita<br />

Catanzariti, a highly sought-after<br />

dermal therapist with more than 20<br />

years’ experience. ‘In many cases,<br />

the appearance of the neck and<br />

décolletage is worse. This is a huge<br />

concern for a lot of women.’<br />

‘In particular, the side of the neck<br />

can be extremely vulnerable to red<br />

and brown pigment damage, clinically<br />

called poikiloderma, or Civatte. So<br />

the neck needs to be managed as<br />

much as facial skin,’ she explains. ‘I<br />

always tell my clients to extend their<br />

skincare regime to the neck, chest<br />

and back of the hands. This could<br />

save them a fortune in the future,<br />

with less treatments being spent on<br />

attempts to reverse the damage.’<br />

Vita says the sun negatively impacts<br />

the skin’s ability to retain water.<br />

‘Solar exposure builds up dry skin<br />

cells and blocks light,’ she observes.<br />

‘This masks the skin’s natural glow<br />

as water escapes too easily, leaving it<br />

looking dehydrated and dry. 80 per<br />

cent of facial ageing is caused by the<br />

sun, so we need to prevent and repair.<br />

We all want a radiant complexion,<br />

but many women make the mistake<br />

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Vitas<br />

TOP<br />

TIPS<br />

Cleanse with the correct<br />

formulation for your skin type<br />

Exfoliate with ingredients<br />

containing AHAs or BHAs<br />

Use an active treatment cream as<br />

advised by a skin expert<br />

Moisturise with cream or lotion rich in<br />

antioxidants and collagen<br />

Protect your skin from damaging<br />

UVA and UVB rays with<br />

broad spectrum sunscreen<br />

of not having a long term plan to<br />

combat the ravages of sun, heat<br />

and light.’<br />

Vita believes simplicity is the key<br />

to success when it comes to skincare.<br />

‘Invest in yourself and lift your skin<br />

to new heights by developing good<br />

habits, particularly after summer,’ she<br />

says. ‘What you actually use on your<br />

skin on a daily basis will pay off and<br />

deliver results. A gentle, consistent<br />

effort in the long run is proven to be<br />

more effective than overkill.’<br />

She also recommends using skin<br />

actives that work on a cellular level<br />

to strengthen and calm the skin’s<br />

immune system.<br />

‘We are defi nitely a nation guilty<br />

of overdoing our cleansing and<br />

exfoliating,’ she states. ‘I encourage<br />

my clients to break old habits<br />

and create new ones; to follow<br />

professional advice regarding the<br />

right skincare to minimise and repair<br />

damage and maximise results.’<br />

And, while recognising the<br />

importance of sun protection in any<br />

skincare plan, Vita stresses that we<br />

cannot reduce our anti-ageing regimes<br />

to just sunscreen.<br />

‘I always advise my clients to revisit<br />

the old notion that sunscreen alone<br />

is enough to prevent and repair sun<br />

damage – it’s not! Antioxidants in<br />

skincare are essential, especially as<br />

you age. Vitamins A, C, E and B3<br />

(niacinamide) boost skin immunity,<br />

reduce sensitivity and protect against<br />

solar damage,’ she says.<br />

‘Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a natural<br />

component of the skin that seals in<br />

moisture and makes the complexion<br />

appear more hydrated,’ she continues.<br />

‘As skin is damaged by the sun, HA<br />

decreases and the skin loses the<br />

ability to retain water. Concentrated<br />

HA restores lost volume. Vitamin A<br />

has also been proven to soften lines<br />

because it thickens and rejuvenates<br />

the skin and stimulates skin cells to<br />

make healthy collagen and boost<br />

natural moisturising factors.’<br />

Ultimately, the fate of your skin is<br />

in your hands as Vita explains, ‘It’s<br />

all up to the individual to achieve<br />

and maintain a youthful look by<br />

incorporating a selection of antiageing<br />

products into the regular daily<br />

beauty routine.’<br />

WHERE<br />

TO GET IT<br />

Contact Vita on<br />

0414 990 973 or visit<br />

www.vitatheskinwhisperer.com.au<br />

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Lids By Design<br />

Colorset<br />

Primer<br />

Pencil<br />

flawless lids,<br />

every time<br />

The newly launched<br />

colorset primer pencil<br />

makes applying makeup<br />

over Lids By Design<br />

even easier.<br />

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Enhancement<br />

Lids By Design has recently<br />

added another impressive<br />

product to its line with the<br />

new Colorset Jumbo Pencil Primer,<br />

specially formulated to allow easy<br />

application of makeup over the noninvasive<br />

strips.<br />

This luxurious cream-based formula<br />

is not a typical primer. It works to<br />

neutralise dark spots, veins and<br />

redness so eye shadow colours adhere<br />

more evenly, creating a seamless and<br />

vibrant smudge-proof look.<br />

The easy to use jumbo pencil allows<br />

one-step application on the eyelids<br />

and even the lips, fi lling fi ne lines and<br />

enhancing colour longevity.<br />

The formula involves no mineral<br />

oils, allowing the strips to adhere<br />

correctly to the lid. It also contains<br />

moisturising benefi ts to the skin for<br />

an optimal makeup base.<br />




Whether you’re considering a<br />

procedure or are just unhappy with<br />

the appearance of your eyes, Lids<br />

By Design is a solution like<br />

nothing before.<br />

Distributed in Australia by Bella<br />

Aesthetics, Lids By Design fi lls a gap<br />

in the market for instant, temporary<br />

non-surgical eyelid lifting.<br />

Queensland cosmetic physician<br />

Dr Mary Dingley considers Lids By<br />

Design a valuable tool for people who<br />

don’t want/can’t afford eyelid surgery,<br />

or those who want an idea of how<br />

they might look should they decide to<br />

have a procedure.<br />

Before<br />

After immediate application of Lids By Design<br />

‘They are useful for those people<br />

who need more “eyelid show”,<br />

due to the excessive or loose skin<br />

which is falling forward and giving<br />

the impression of heavy lids.<br />

For asymmetric lids, they can be<br />

differentially placed or a different<br />

size used to keep skin back and<br />

give a more symmetric result,’ says<br />

Dr Dingley.<br />

The medical-grade strips invisibly<br />

lift hooded lids to present an<br />

immediately younger and more<br />

vibrant appearance. Designed for<br />

both men and women, Lids By Design<br />

is hypoallergenic, latex-free and can<br />

be worn comfortably all day.<br />

Due to the wearable technology,<br />

the adhesive is breathable and<br />

leaves no residue – it is soft,<br />

comfortable, easy to use and blends<br />

in with the skin.<br />

To apply, eyelids must be clean<br />

of any makeup or oils. Using the<br />

specialised ContoursRX tweezers,<br />

the strips are gently peeled off and<br />

applied on the ideal spot on the lid,<br />

over the natural crease. The strip is<br />

then tapped down to set it in place<br />

and held for a few seconds to ensure<br />

it adheres. If necessary, strips can be<br />

trimmed to the exact specifi cations.<br />

Lids By Design strips are available<br />

for different eyelid shapes and<br />

needs, and come in a variety of sizes<br />

to fi t just about any eye shape<br />

and ethnicity.<br />

Each strip is for one-time use and<br />

can be removed using either the<br />

specialised Lids By Design tweezers<br />

or fi ngertips to gently peel off and<br />

discard. CBM<br />

Before<br />

After immediate application of Lids By Design<br />



PRIMER<br />

• Pencil – protects primer from<br />

prematurely drying out<br />

• Precision tip – gives you more<br />

control for better application<br />

• Jumbo size – larger quantity<br />

gives three times more primer<br />

than others<br />

• One step – provides easy<br />

application without the need<br />

for other tools<br />

• No mineral oils – formulated<br />

without mineral oils to work<br />

with Lids By Design (oils and<br />

adhesives don’t mix)<br />

• CocoGlycerides – an organic<br />

derivative from coconuts<br />

brings moisturising benefits to<br />

the skin while preparing the<br />

surface for optimal eye shadow<br />

application.<br />

WHERE<br />

TO GET IT<br />

Lids By Design is distributed<br />

in Australia by Bella Aesthetics.<br />

Visit www.bellaaesthetics.com.au<br />

to purchase online or call<br />

02 9398 2755. RRP $69.95 for<br />

80 strips (40 days’ wear).<br />

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A year of<br />

Global Festivals<br />

to add to your<br />

bucket list<br />

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this issue We take a trip<br />

around the globe to the<br />

world’s top festivals in all<br />

their flamboyant colours<br />

from January to June. next<br />

issue we continue from July<br />

to December.<br />

Whether it’s through camel racing, food fights<br />

or music and dance, there’s no better way to<br />

understand a country than to take part in a<br />

festival that proudly celebrates its individuality. We take<br />

a look at some of the most colourful and vibrant festivals<br />

around the world.<br />

january<br />

Harbin Ice<br />

and Snow Festival<br />

Destination Harbin, China<br />

Dates December to February (officially the festival<br />

opens 5 January)<br />

Every winter, Zhãolín Park and Sun Island Park become<br />

home to the most exquisite ice and snow sculptures<br />

in the world. Ranging from huge recreations of iconic<br />

buildings to animals and ancient legends, they’re lit up<br />

at night with coloured lights and lasers. Although it’s a<br />

chilly one, this exhibition is truly one of a kind and has a<br />

lot to offer!<br />

Bikaner Camel Festival<br />

Destination Bikaner, India<br />

Dates Varying dates in January (during the 10th month<br />

of the Indian lunar calendar)<br />

Held over two days, the Rajasthan city of Bikaner,<br />

which is home to India’s only camel breeding farm, pays<br />

homage to their humped friends. There are camel races,<br />

camel rides, camel tug-of-wars, a camel pageant, dancing<br />

camels, competitions for the best decorated camel and<br />

the best camel haircut, and even a camel beauty contest.<br />

Carnevale of Venice<br />

Destination Venice, Italy<br />

Date 27 January – 13 February<br />

The Venice Carnevale is the most internationally known<br />

festival celebrated in Venice, Italy, as well as being one of<br />

the oldest. Each year thousands of tourists flock to Venice<br />

to see and take part in its magnificent carnival, filled<br />

with a mass of masked party-goers, in a slightly surreal<br />

re-invention of a great tradition of the city. Walking<br />

around in fancy dress in this city’s magical scenery means<br />

taking part in a truly exceptional experience. This is<br />

undoubtedly one of the world’s most unique festivals.<br />

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february<br />

Chinese New Year<br />

Destination Beijing, Shanghai<br />

and Hong Kong<br />

Dates February 15 – March 2<br />

Filled with dragons, fireworks,<br />

symbolic clothing, flowers, lanterns<br />

and celebration, this is China’s<br />

most important and significant<br />

day of the year. Also known as the<br />

Spring Festival, Chinese New Year<br />

celebrations traditionally run from<br />

Chinese New Year’s Eve, the last<br />

day of the last month of the Chinese<br />

calendar, to the Lantern Festival<br />

on the 15th day of the first month,<br />

making the festival the longest in the<br />

Chinese calendar!<br />

The Rio de Janeiro<br />

Carnaval<br />

Destination Rio de Janeiro, Brazil<br />

Dates Held before Lent, it begins on<br />

Friday and ends on Ash Wednesday<br />

Dating back to 1823, the Carnaval in<br />

Rio de Janeiro is a world renowned<br />

festival. It is considered the biggest<br />

carnival in the world with an amazing<br />

two million people per day on the<br />

streets. Every aspect of the parade is<br />

filled with music, dancing, colourful<br />

floats and adornments from numerous<br />

samba schools. Packed with energy<br />

and life, this is one to add to<br />

the bucketlist.<br />

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march<br />

Sydney Gay &<br />

Lesbian mardi Gras<br />

Destination Oxford Street, Sydney, Australia<br />

Date Beginning in February and ending in early March<br />

Starting in 1978 as a civil rights march, Sydney Gay<br />

& Lesbian Mardi Gras has become one of Australia’s<br />

proudest celebrations of diversity, attended by half<br />

a million locals and thousands of visitors each year.<br />

The month is filled with an exciting line-up of sports,<br />

theatre, comedy, cabaret, film, literature and parties,<br />

ending with a sparkling and colourful parade along<br />

Oxford Street. From the outrageously adorned to the<br />

sassy, satirical and serious, the joyous parade is a fabulous<br />

festivity of love.<br />

Holi<br />

Destination India<br />

Date March 12<br />

Known as the festival of colours, Holi is a spring festival<br />

and an ancient Hindu religious festival. It starts with a<br />

Holika bonfire on the night before Holi where people<br />

gather, sing and dance. The next morning is a free-forall<br />

carnival of colours, where everyone colours each<br />

other with dry powder and colored water, with some<br />

carrying water guns and coloured water-filled balloons<br />

for their water fight. Groups carry drums and musical<br />

instruments, go from place to place, all while singing<br />

and dancing.<br />

St Patrick’s Day<br />

Destination Ireland<br />

Date March 17<br />

St Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday<br />

named after Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland.<br />

The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival<br />

of Christianity in Ireland, as well as celebrating the<br />

heritage and culture of the Irish in general. The<br />

celebrations usually involve public parades and festivals,<br />

céilithe (Irish traditional music sessions) and the<br />

wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Christians also<br />

attend church services and the Lenten restrictions on<br />

eating and drinking alcohol are lifted for the day.<br />

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april<br />

New Orleans Jazz<br />

and Heritage<br />

Festival<br />

Destination Fair Grounds,<br />

New Orleans, USA<br />

Date Last weekend of April<br />

and first weekend of May<br />

Join the wild, feel-good musical<br />

party that is the New Orleans Jazz &<br />

Heritage Festival. A 10-day cultural<br />

feast, it began as a celebration of<br />

the city’s 250th birthday in 1968,<br />

attracting musicians such as Louis<br />

Armstrong, Duke Ellington and<br />

Dave Brubeck. This year the line-up<br />

features a string of stellar acts such as<br />

Aerosmith, Sting, Jimmy Buffett and<br />

more. The Fair Grounds are open<br />

from 11am to 7pm, but the festival<br />

continues well into the night in bars<br />

and clubs throughout the city.<br />

Songkran Water<br />

Festival<br />

Destination Thailand<br />

Date April 13 – 16<br />

Falling on some of the hottest days<br />

in Thailand, people celebrate the<br />

Thai New Year Festival by throwing<br />

water on each other, using water<br />

guns, buckets, hoses – whatever they<br />

can get their hands on. Sometimes<br />

chalk or menthol (the latter causes a<br />

cooling sensation) is mixed into the<br />

water to create a paste, which people<br />

smear on each other’s faces for good<br />

fortune. Elephants also join in on the<br />

fun and can be seen walking around<br />

and squirting people!<br />

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may<br />

Cannes Film<br />

Festival<br />

Destination Cannes, France<br />

Date May 8 – 19<br />

By the shore of the French Riviera,<br />

cinema is celebrated, not only<br />

rewarding the best of the year but<br />

also paying tribute to the men and<br />

women who have transformed the<br />

way of making and watching movies.<br />

While it may be an invitation-only<br />

event, you can get up close to the red<br />

carpet action and catch a glimpse of<br />

the A-listers in town for the famous<br />

Cannes Film Festival. For a double<br />

dose of glamour, you could stick<br />

around for Monaco’s Grand Prix.<br />

june<br />

White Nights<br />

Festival<br />

Destination St Petersburg, Russia<br />

Date Late May until mid-June<br />

The White Nights Festival is an<br />

annual international arts festival<br />

during the season of the midnight<br />

sun. The festival showcases a series<br />

of classical ballet, opera and music<br />

events and includes performances by<br />

Russian dancers, singers, musicians<br />

and actors, as well as famous<br />

international guest stars.<br />

The White Festival ends with the<br />

Scarlet Sails celebration, the largest<br />

public event in Russia with the<br />

annual estimated attendance about<br />

one million people. CBM<br />

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1.<br />

Ed’s<br />

Faves<br />



Ed’s<br />

2.<br />

2.<br />

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B eauty<br />

1. MAC #129 Brush, $70. Beauty lovers<br />

rejoice! We’ve found the perfect soft<br />

fibre brush for powder and blush<br />

application. This essential tool has been<br />

hand-sculpted by MAC experts.<br />

4.<br />

2. Burberry Liquid Lip Velvet, $50. With<br />

14 dreamy colours to choose from, this<br />

whipped liquid lipstick will have you<br />

party ready with a single swipe.<br />

3. Dior Diorshow Mascara, $56.<br />

Designed to replicate the effect of lash<br />

extensions used by runway makeup<br />

artists, this showstopping mascara<br />

nourishes each lash as it’s applied.<br />

3.<br />

5.<br />

4. Stila Magnificent Metals Glitter &<br />

Glow Liquid Eye Shadow, $35. This one<br />

slick wonder is the ultimate liquid eye<br />

shadow. Worn alone with winged liner,<br />

its staying power will outlast the most<br />

adventurous night out.<br />

6.<br />

5. Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting<br />

Wonder Balm, $38. Beneath the<br />

prize worthy packaging is a moisture<br />

boosting leave-in balm that will have<br />

your locks ready to battle the humidity.<br />

7.<br />

6. The Balm TimeBalm Primer, $34.95.<br />

A vitamin rich primer that really can<br />

be worn alone or with makeup. It<br />

improves skin texture and reduces the<br />

appearance of pores.<br />

9.<br />

8.<br />

7. Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-<br />

Purpose Dry Oil, $42.99. This nourishing<br />

product is suitable for the face, hair and<br />

body. Its subtle scent and light feel add<br />

a touch of luxury to the everyday.<br />

8. MAC Prep + Prime Fix+, $32.<br />

MAC’s legendary Fix+ spray just got<br />

better! In addition to the original,<br />

this multipurpose hydrating mist is<br />

now available in Rose, Lavender and<br />

Coconut scented varieties.<br />

9. Benefit High Beam, $45. This satin<br />

pink liquid highlighter is a real all<br />

rounder. Apply to the high points of the<br />

face for a desirable dewy glow.<br />

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B eauty<br />

10. DNA Renewal DNA Eye Balm, $129. A<br />

high-impact eye balm to help reverse and delay<br />

signs of ageing in the delicate under eye area.<br />

10.<br />

11.<br />

11. Dermalogica Precleanse Balm, $65.<br />

Dermalogica has found another winner with<br />

this deeply cleansing balm-to-oil product. It<br />

melts away makeup with ease, leaving the skin<br />

hydrated and refreshed.<br />

12. Silver Bullet Easycurl Curling Iron, $99.95.<br />

This ergonomically designed curler is unlike<br />

anything we’ve seen before. Available in three<br />

barrel sizes allowing for perfect curl creation.<br />

13. Ella Baché Great SPF 50+ Bodysaver<br />

Lotion, $49. Boost the skin’s protective barrier<br />

while preventing moisture loss with this<br />

antioxidant rich sun protection essential.<br />

12.<br />

14. O Cosmedics O-Sonic Cleansing Brush,<br />

$99. This rechargeable cleansing brush uses<br />

sonic pulsations and silicone fibre touch points<br />

to exfoliate the skin, massage the face and<br />

lessen the appearance of fine lines.<br />

13.<br />

15. L’Occitane Divine Youth Oil, $132.<br />

Containing 10 per cent more Immortelle oil<br />

than its predecessor, this product delivers a host<br />

of anti-ageing benefits as it melts into the skin.<br />

16. Enbacci Age Revitalising Eye Defence, $88.<br />

‘An apple a day’ takes on a whole new meaning<br />

with this innovative product as it employs apple<br />

stem cell technology to moisturise the delicate<br />

under eye area.<br />

17. Teoxane RHA Serum, $165. Revive your<br />

complexion with this powerful restructuring<br />

complex. Capable of reactivating the skin’s<br />

natural regenerative processes, your face will<br />

appear brighter after just two weeks of use.<br />

14.<br />

15.<br />

18. Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Bio-<br />

Repair Precious Cream, $73. An entire bouquet<br />

of roses is the secret to this product’s success!<br />

It softens, plumps and firms the skin, while<br />

illuminating the more mature complexion.<br />

18.<br />

19. Olay Eyes Deep Hydrating Eye Gel,<br />

$48.99. Wake up tired looking eyes with this<br />

supercharged eye gel. Featuring cucumber<br />

extract for reduced under eye puffiness.<br />

16.<br />

17.<br />

19.<br />

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