CosBeauty Magazine #82

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COSBEAUTY

LIFESTYLE HEALTH & BEAUTY

ISSUE 82 NOV-JAN 2019

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EVERYTHING YOU

NEED FOR YOUR SKIN,

HAIR & MAKEUP

INCLUDES OUR

Christmas

Gift Guide

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SKINCARE YOU LOVE, TRUST

AND BELIEVE IN


The CSA Philosophy

THE FORMULA TO YOUNGER-LOOKING SKIN

VITAMIN C

Vitamin C fights free

radicals to help prevent

fine lines, wrinkles, sun

spots and uneven

pigmentation.

SUNSCREEN

80% of skin ageing is

caused by sun exposure.

Fight back with a broad

spectrum sunscreen

applied every day.

VITAMIN A

Vitamin A resurfaces skin

to fade fine lines and

wrinkles while promoting

a brighter, radiant, more

even-toned complexion.

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Reduction of free

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DNARenewal: THE FOUNDER

Reduction of oxidation

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Duration of antioxidant

protection

Firmness & general

improvement of skin

quality

Radiance

Dr. Ronald L. Moy, renowned scientist, researcher, dermatologist, and cosmetic surgeon,

has dedicated his life’s work to understanding the impact of photo damage on skin’s health and aging.

Today, DNARenewal marks the culmination of his passion to create a clinically proven regimen that

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CONTENTS

44 Fight the Good Fight

Being vigilant about combating

free radical damage is essential

to decreasing oxidative stress

and premature ageing of skin.

REGULARS

10 Editor’s Letter

12 Beauty Insider

114 Ed’s Faves

FEATURES

24 Cocolux

Candles to die for!

Australian brand Cocolux

has revolutionised the

home fragrance market by

combining eco considerations

with luxury design.

62 All About Breasts

Dr John Flynn and Dr Lucinda

Hogan discuss breast surgery

including breast augmentation,

lift and reduction.

72 #BYEBUYBUY

Australian haircare brand evo

continues to shake up the

industry status quo with the

launch of the ‘don’t buy it –

beauty is abundant, not in a

bottle’ global brand campaign.

96 Maintaining your

Insta-ready Smile

Party season is nearly here so

make sure your pearly whites

are Instagram ready.

BEAUTY

34 Pore Obsessed? Play it Down

Enlarged pores affect many

women’s attitude to their

complexion. Stop despairing

and do something about them

with Medik8 Pore Refining

Solution.

52 Let’s Get this Party Started

A party is always more fun

when you know you’re looking

your best. These make-up

goodies are real party starters

and will have you strutting your

stuff for the festive season.

70 Hair We Go

Dust off your tiara - regular

use of these quality products

will make sure your hair is your

crowning glory and not your

worst nightmare.

94 Expert Secrets to Brow

Perfection

Amy Jean, dubbed the Brow

Queen, shares her tips for

perfect brows.


Christmas

Gift Guide

Page 78

SKIN

28 Love the Skin You’re In

Being positive about ourselves

includes self care and looking after

our skin – not just to look our best

but for survival.

38 Block it Out –

Don’t fall victim to sun-damaged

skin or, worse yet, skin cancer. Here’s

how to choose the best sunscreens

for blocking damaging uv rays.

48 Out Damned Spot

Not all spots are made equal, and

as we forge into warmer weather it’s

more important than ever to protect

our skin against the different types

of pigmentation.

WELLNESS & LIFESTYLE

58 Ciao Cellulite

A revolutionary new Italian treatment

for cellulite has hit Australian shores.

66 Sexual Healing

This very personal procedure can

empower women to lead happier and

more liberated lives.

102 Beautiful in Santa Barbara

There’s much to do in Santa Barbara

– but its abundance of day spas and

wellness centres make it the ultimate

destination for an extreme self-care

escape.

108 Marvellous Maude

If you do nothing else on your next

trip to Beverly Hills, be sure you visit

Curtis Stone’s intimate fine dining

room, Maude.

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From the

EDITOR

I

love this time of year. Everyone is in party mode, the days are longer

and there’s no shortage of outdoor activities to entertain us. Of course,

summer time brings its own unique challenges: too much sun exposure,

dry and scaly skin and the dreaded hair frizz; not to mention the

annual ritual of braving the beach in a swimsuit.

In the pages of this issue we offer you some solutions to manage

the worst of these: Block it Out on page 38 explains how to choose an effective

sunscreen; Love the Skin You’re In on page 28 showcases the best face and body

products to keep your skin hydrated and smooth; and Hair We Go on page 70

has the best-of-the-best hair products for shiny and manageable locks.

We love the new brand campaign #byebuybuy from EVO Hair and on page

72 we feature some of their amazing graphics. In this age of overconsumption,

it’s a timely reminder that most of us already have too much ‘stuff’. Simplifying

and decluttering are important ways to help us feel grounded and more mindful.

It’s also important to take time out for some ‘self care’, and even if we can’t

travel to a spa like those featured in the Santa Barbara article on page 102, we

can create a haven at home by surrounding ourselves with some of our favourite

products and burning some gorgeous candles - whatever makes you feel relaxed

and special.

With the festive season just around the corner, check out our article on page

96 for ways to make sure your smile is dazzling and your teeth are in tip-top

condition, at the ready for those Instagram party pics. On page 52 we have a

piece on party makeup products and our fabulous Christmas Gift Guide starts on

page 78. We have brought together the best-of-the-best for this shopping guide –

you can get some great ideas or make your own list for Santa!

Have a fabulous Christmas and a safe New Year and enjoy some special time

with family and friends. Stay safe.

Issue 82

November 2018 - January 2019

Editor-in-Chief

Michelle Kearney

Art Director

Debbie Pilarinos

Writers

Francis Herron, David Hickie,

Maria Leahy, Aimée Rodrigues

Photographers

Debbie Pilarinos, ShutterStock

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Beauty insider

THE WHO’S WHO AND WHAT’S NEW IN BEAUTY.

DREW BARRYMORE’S

FLOWER BEAUTY

International cult beauty brand,

Flower Beauty, will be exclusively

available in over 300 Chemist

Warehouse stores nationally as of

January 2019.

The 100% cruelty-free and

affordable luxe cosmetic brand is

the brainchild of award-winning

actress and entrepreneur Drew

Barrymore and is inspired by her

years of experience in the makeup

artist’s chair.

Flower Beauty is one of the fastest

growing cosmetic brands in the US.

Aimed at empowering women to

embrace their own form of beauty,

each product in the range is imbued

with Drew’s signature soulful style

and optimism.


@cosbeauty

TIGI TALKS GOTHIC

Hot off the back of fashion weeks

globally, international session stylist

and TIGI Brand Ambassador Michele

McQuillan talks through the latest hair

trends to hit the catwalks this season:

‘It was all about gothic referencing;

from drowning witches to being burnt at

the stake. Bringing these themes to life

were gender neutral blunt haircuts and

colours in mainly darker shades. Colours

were the deepest of tones, creating a

high impact statement.

‘A look like this can be achieved by

utilising TIGI Copyright Creative, a

permanent colour collection, allowing

true deep and the ability to offer true

saturation of colour, whilst maintaining

high impact shine.

‘To juxtapose the gothic trend, healthy

haircuts with blanket natural looking

colours marched down the runways.

These are androgynous haircuts, with or

without fringes, designed to emphasise

healthy looking hair. To recreate this look

a personalised TIGI Copyright haircare

regime and in-salon SOS treatment or

booster treatment are perfect to assist in

the healthy hair.’

PRETTY VULGAR

WOWS AUSTRALIA

Pretty Vulgar cosmetics embody

the fact that, as indiduals, we

are beautiful, multifaceted

contradictions. The makeup styles

are motivated by the colorful

diversity of beautiful birdlife.

Just like our elegant feathered

friends, the products are equally

dainty and inspired by an eclectic

vintage aesthetic.

Conceived by a group of industry

veterans, innovators and makeup

artists, these cruelty-free makeup

formulations are developed free of

parabens, sulfates and phthalates.

The choice isn’t pretty or vulgar, but

to blend, blur and mix into colors

that are uniquely you.

Available exclusively in Sephora

www.prettyvulgar.com

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@cosbeauty

GLOW LIKE THE

DUCHESS OF SUSSEX!

All eyes were on Meghan the

Duchess of Sussex while she and

Harry toured Australia. It was

hard not to notice how incredibly

polished she always looked; not

just in what she wears, but most

importantly her radiant skin!

Her makeup artist, Min Min Ma

chose a product that we can

all easily get our hands on –

Jane Iredale’s Peaches & Cream

Bronzer Refill.

The beauty of this product

is that it’s made up of three

different shimmers and one

matte shade that each work as

individual colours but also look

gorgeous mixed together. Four

complementary shades that can

be swept across lips, eyes and

cheeks to contour and highlight

for the same luxurious look.

www.janeiredale.com.au

LOOKFANTASTIC LAUNCHES

TO MEET AUSTRALIAN

DEMAND FOR PREMIUM

BEAUTY

Europe’s number one online

beauty retailer has landed

in Australia. lookfantastic.

com.au is home to over 250

brands, offering global, cult

and exclusive beauty brands

for the savvy Australian beauty

enthusiast.

Gone are the days of Aussies

making the trip overseas to

purchase their beloved beauty

wants. Featuring the best in

skincare, haircare and makeup

globally, lookfantastic AU opens

online with internationally

renowned beauty brands

alongside Australian exclusives

such as Zelens, making beauty

more readily available and easier

to shop on mobile or with a click

of a mouse.

The site offers a shopping

experience that boasts

seasonal edits, expert advice,

and all-time brand favourites.

Establishing lookfantastic in

Australia is a key step in The Hut

Group’s ambition to become

the #1 global online premium

beauty retailer. As part of this

strategy, THG has streamlined

its portfolio, rebranding

SkinCareStore.com.au as

lookfantastic.com.au.

‘We are passionate about

beauty and delivering what

customers want with speed

and agility. Our mission is to

accelerate Australians’ access

to exclusive brands, emerging

innovation and leading beauty

expertise,’ said Caroline

McKenna, Regional Manager,

lookfantastic Australia.

www.lookfantastic.com.au


@cosbeauty

JUICY NEWS

Juicy Couture, the company

that set the world on fire with

the ‘designer tracksuit’, has

now launched its own makeup

range. The collection will

include an eyeshadow palette,

lipsticks and eyeliner.

Inspired by their latest

fragrance Oui, each product

in the range echoes the

‘independent spirit’ that is the

fragrance, with accented gold

stoppers, glitter flecks and

rainbow shades to match.

www. juicycouture.com

ELLA BACHÉ COLLABORATES

WITH ARTIST KERRY

ARMSTRONG THIS CHRISTMAS

In celebration of bold and

confident women, Ella Baché is

proud to partner with Australian

artist Kerry Armstrong to bring to

life ‘The Art of Glowing Skin’ this

Christmas. This limited-edition

collection of Skin Solution Gift

Boxes, adorned with exclusive

artworks, brings a fresh new look

to your gift giving this season.

Armstrong’s bold colour and

signature brush strokes capture

the spirit of the festive season

with a playfulness and sense of

femininity – bringing to life the

Art of Ella Baché with confidence

and style.

‘I created the artwork by

painting directly onto Belgian

linen, treating the canvas like a

second skin to express the beauty

and festive energy of the holiday

season. I liken this to using the

right skincare; the right canvas

makes a world of difference,’

explained Kerry Armstrong.

Art meets science in this

creative collaboration, offering

luxurious and results-driven Skin

Solutions. This exclusive collection

and treatments are available

from late October 2018 at all Ella

Baché salons, David Jones stores

nationally and ellabache.com.au

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themselves are al

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women like Frida

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– women who ha

allure and eleganc

submit to any sta

– they defined it.’


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Isabella Rossellini


style, chic,

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Frida Kahlo


Anna Magnani

Georgia O’Keeffe


style


FEATURE

Cocolux

AUSTRALIAN BRAND COCOLUX HAS

REVOLUTIONISED THE HOME FRAGRANCE

MARKET BY COMBINING ECO CONSIDERATIONS

WITH LUXURY DESIGN.

Cocolux candles could quite possibly be

the most beautiful candles in the world.

The fact they are eco-friendly and made

from only the best quality ingredients is just an

added bonus.

The name is derived from ‘coco’, which refers

to coconut and ‘lux’, which is Latin for light.

Inspired by nature, the brand’s luxury scented

candles are made of earth-friendly coconut

wax, at a time when the majority of candles

still contain petroleum derived paraffin and

unsustainably produced soy wax. In addition,

Cocolux candles come in pure copper, brass

and onyx vessels which can be fully recycled

or upcycled once the wax has melted. Repurposed

as containers for flower arrangements,

pens or beauty brush holders, they become chic

home décor collectibles to mix and match.


From November 2018, Cocolux will further

incentivise customers to reuse rather than throwaway

by launching wax refills for its small, large

and grande candles, making it both more costeffective

and environmentally friendly to indulge.

By reconciling environmental values with

luxury, Cocolux has hit a chord with trendsetters

and key store buyers, securing prime shelf space at

major department stores around the world in just

over three years, from its humble beginnings in a

Sydney home garage.

Meisha Strykowski, Cocolux founder and

creative director explains: ‘The idea for Cocolux

came as I was expecting my second child. I had an

addiction to scented candles and cushions, both

of which I was secretly stockpiling without my

husband’s knowledge. It was at that time I started

to look into the composition of the candles I was

burning and discovered wax paraffin was a biproduct

of petroleum hydrogenated. I also learned

about the significant deforestation associated

with the production of soy and palm and decided

to come up with a sustainable, all natural

alternative. It took a year of trial and error mixing

in my kitchen to develop the pure coconut-based

wax for our candles.

‘Organic by nature, coconut wax comes from

its raw material, the coconut flesh. Production is

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FEATURE

sustainable and free from toxins, the use

of pesticides and the need for

deforestation. Cocolux candles are

guaranteed free from soy, palm and

paraffin wax. All our ingredients are also

cruelty-free. Our respect for nature, and

commitment to act responsibly, sits at the

heart of our brand philosophy.

‘All our products are made in Australia

from local and carefully sourced materials.

We research suppliers according to their

ethical track record, as well as the quality

of what they have to offer,’ she says.

After just over three years, Cocolux is

stocked globally across Australia, New

Zealand, UAE, the USA, the UK and

the rest of Europe with new partners

coming on board every day. Cocolux

can be found in leading department

stores including Selfridges UK, Tangs

Singapore, Nordstrom USA, John Lewis

and Bloomingdales in Dubai and David

Jones Australia.


What makes

a Cocolux

candle special?

Meisha Strykowski

1. HANDCRAFTED COPPER

AND BRASS

Vessels are polished solid brass and

copper, ethically handcrafted in India.

2. UNIQUE HANDCRAFTED

ONYX

All of the onyx pieces are original with

different veining and patterning, which

makes each piece uniquely beautiful.

3. COCONUT OIL BLEND

Cocolux prides itself on using a natural

blend of coconut wax. The coconut

oil is blended with a small amount of

natural beeswax to create the perfect

clean burning candle experience.

4. NO NASTIES

Paraffin wax free; palm oil free; soy

wax free; cruelty free; not tested on

animals; carcinogen free.

5. PURE COTTON WICK

Cocolux candles use 100% pure

cotton, lead-free wicks, chosen to

suit each candle size and provide a

seamless clean burning experience.

6. BURN TIME

Due to the high quality of materials,

Cocolux candles sustain an

impressively long burn time when

looked after carefully.

7. THE FINER DETAILS

Each candle has a velvet covering to

the base of the vessel to ensure your

surfaces stay protected.

8. 100% RECYCLABLE

True to its environmentally conscious

philosophy, all vessels are 100%

recyclable. Each vessel can be recycled

into a vase, desk organiser,

beauty brush holder... the possibilities

are endless.

WHERE

TO GET IT

Online store www.cocoluxaustralia.com

or Dolce Vita Skin 02 4365 1173

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BEAUTY


LOVE

THE

SKIN

YOU’RE

IN

BEING POSITIVE ABOUT

OURSELVES INCLUDES SELF

CARE AND LOOKING AFTER

OUR SKIN – NOT JUST TO LOOK

OUR BEST BUT FOR SURVIVAL.

Our skin is the largest organ of the body and

is important for protecting us from microbes

and the elements, helping to regulate our body

temperature, and permitting the sensations of touch,

heat, and cold.

It consists of two main layers, the dermis and

epidermis, and it varies in thickness and the number

of hair follicles, sebaceous glands and sweat glands in

different areas of the body. If our skin isn’t functioning

properly, neither are we.

These specialised products are some of the best on

the market for ensuring the skin of our face and our

bodies is in tip-top condition.

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1.

2.

BEAUTY

4.

3.

1. Generation Clay

Purifying Pink Clay Mask, $39

5.

2. Generation Clay

Brightening Purple

Clay Mask, $39

3. Rare Glacial Glow, $160

4. Dr. Spiller Jojoba

Peeling Creme, $68

6.

7.

5. Sisley Hydra-Global

Anti-Aging Hydration

Booster, $310

6. Skeyndor My Mask

Fresh Sorbet, $67

9.

10.

11.

7. Alpha-H Multivitamin

Super Cream, $75

8. Sisley Restorative

Facial Cream, $210

9. mesoestetic

hydra-vital face mask, $78

8.

10. DNA

Renewal DNA Foaming

Gel Cleanser, $39

11. mesoestetic

Radiance DNA Intensive

Cream, $148.50


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1.

2.

3.

BEAUTY

1. Priori Active Cleanser, $66

4.

6.

2. La Mav Gentle

& Clean Hydra-Calm

Cleansing Creme, $32.95

3. Skinceuticals Gentle

Cleanser, $60

5.

7.

8.

4. Paula’s Choice

The UnScrub, $37

5. Alpha-H Micro Cleanse

Super Scrub, $49.95

6. Ginger & Me Be Happy

Body Butter, $49.95

11.

12.

7. Rejuvaphyl Enzyme

Exfoliating Cleanser, $36

10.

8. Environ Focus Care Clarity+

Sebu-Wash Gel Cleanser, $70

9.

9. Formula 10.0.6

Butter Up Moisturizing

Body Stick, $11.95

10. LA ROCHE-POSAY SPF

50+ Anthelios XL, $29.95

11. Murad Outsmart Blemish

Clarifying Treatment, $70

12. Skinstitut Age

Defence SPF 50+, $49

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1.

2.

3.

1. LA ROCHE-POSAY

Toleriane Ultra Intense

Soothing Care Daily

Moisturiser, $39.95

2. LA ROCHE-POSAY

Toleriane Ultra Nuit

Intense Soothing Care

Overnight Moisturiser, $39.95

3. LA ROCHE-POSAY

Toleriane Ultra Intense Eye

Contour, $34.95

4.

4. LA ROCHE-POSAY

Toleriane Teint Corrective

Foundation, $39.95

5. Bio Effect

OSA Water Mist, $59.95

5.

6. Jane Iredale Hydration

Spray Lemongrass Love, $49

6.

7. Priori Brightening

Serum, $165

8. Crocodile Golden 8

Face Serum, $39.95

7.

8.

9.

10.

9. Murad Revitalixir

Recovery Serum, $89

10. Bio Effect Micellar

Cleansing Water, $89.95

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SKIN

Pore

obsessed?


play it down

ENLARGED PORES AFFECT MANY WOMEN’S ATTITUDE TO THEIR

COMPLEXION. STOP DESPAIRING AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT THEM

WITH MEDIK8 PORE REFINING SOLUTION.

If you’re obsessed with the size of your pores, then

you’re not alone. According to a survey of nearly

2,000 participants in the US, 45 per cent of

women would change the size of their pores if they

could, and almost a third are more worried about

pore size than wrinkles. There’s even a name for this

preoccupation with pore size - ‘porexia’!

There are actually two types of pores in our skin

– sweat pores and oil pores. Sweat glands are very

small, while oil pores are actually hair follicles. Each

hair follicle contains a sebaceous gland that produces

oil (sebum), and these are the pores that are more

obvious and can become blocked – the culprits of our

obsession with our complexions.

On average, we have about five million pores on

our body, with approximately 20,000 on our face

alone. They are dynamic and constantly shift, so

when hormones spike during ovulation, they can

become very large. Then, as hormone levels decrease,

they will shrink again. Hormonal highs and lows

around pregnancy or menopause can also cause pores

to look larger.

The really bad news is the older we get, the

larger our pores appear. When our body’s natural

production of elastin and collagen drops with age, we

gradually lose volume and the skin becomes looser,

making our pores look even larger.

Although we can’t change the size of our pores,

we can take steps to make them appear smaller and

return to their pre-stretched state. Medik8’s new

Pore Refining solution contains 5 high performance

products designed to smooth and perfect the

complexion. Featuring premium actives such as

mandelic acid and red clover extract, it refines the

skin while controlling oil production for pores that

are virtually undetectable.

“There are many different pathways to enlarged

pores. Many people have a genetic disposition to more

visible pores from their genes, and others will notice

that their pore size fluctuates with hormone levels

over time,’ explains Daniel Isaacs, Formulation and

Development Director of Medik8.

‘This is because hormones can change the

amount of sebum your skin is producing. Pores

stretch to accommodate for the oil flowing through

them. Sebum can also harden and oxidise to form

blackheads, which leave pores even more noticeable.

Time is also a major factor that affects pore size; as our

skin loses elasticity, the pore walls lose their structure

and are left enlarged.

The ingredients in the new Medik8 Pore Refining

range change the game for women who want to

improve their complexion by minimising the

appearance of their pores.

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SKIN

PORE CLEANSE GEL

INTENSE

L-Mandelic Acid Pore

Refining Gel

Deeply clarify pores and remove daily

impurities with Pore Cleanse Gel

Intense. Powered by red clover, a

skin-balancing botanical renowned for

its powerful pore tightening and sebum

controlling properties. The appearance

of pores is reduced, shine controlled and

skin is noticeably refined. The easy-to-use

deep cleanser contains a blend of pore

tightening actives as well as effective

exfoliants and glycerine to decongest

skin. When added to water, the gel

transforms into a soft lather that deeply

clarifies the complexion to leave skin

looking shine-free, hydrated and radiant.

ACTIVATED CHARCOAL REF

Purifying Modelling Mask

Discover flawless skin with this lift-off modell

pores virtually invisible. Achieve the experien

Activated Charcoal Refining Mask is a liftstrength.

Enriched with sustainably sourced ac

and refining the complexion. Tightening pore

undetectable. The purifying powder activates

effortlessly over the complexion. Enriched wit

skin with moisture as it sets, leaving the face s

lifted with it, leaving you with a clear, radiant

KEY INGREDIENTS: Activated Charcoal, M

KEY INGREDIENTS:

Red Clover Extract, Salicylic Acid

and L-Mandelic Acid

PORE MINIMISING TONIC

Advanced Texture Refiner

Transform the texture of your skin with Pore

Minimising Tonic. This purifying postcleanse

solution works to keep pores clear

and minimised over time. Infused with a

combination of oil-controlling and gently

exfoliating acids, the serum works to refine

and resurface the skin in only a few swipes.

Exfoliating acids flush oil from deep within

the pore, helping keep them clear from debris

while rebooting skin’s natural elasticity. This

allows enlarged pores to shrink back to their

original size. The star of the Pore Refining

solution, red clover extract helps pores stay

clear of blockages. This ensures they remain

tight and refined over time, without causing

dryness or blemishes. Alpha-lipoic acid also

provides essential antioxidant protection,

preventing enlarged pores caused by natural

skin ageing. The refreshing tonic improves

skin tone and texture; leaving a flawless base

and naturally healthy glow. The result is a

smooth and luminous complexion.

KEY INGREDIENTS: Red Clover Extract,

Alpha-Lipoic Acid and L-Lactic Acid

REFINING MOISTU

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KEY INGREDIENTS: Hyalu


INING MASK

ing mask. Refines and purifies the complexion to leave skin instantly radiant and

ce and results of a detoxifying spa treatment in the comfort of your own home.

off modelling mask that empowers skin with its unprecedented pore-refining

tivated bamboo charcoal, it acts like a sponge to soak up impurities, clarifying

s while extracting deep-seated impurities, skin is left flawless and pores virtually

with liquid, transforming into a cool fresh scented gel that can be smoothed

h ultra-hydrating hyaluronic acid and deep-cleansing moringa extract, it floods

oft, supple and dewy. As the mask is gently lifted away, excess oil and impurities are

and refined complexion.

oringa Extract and Hyaluronic Acid

PORE REFINING SCRUB

Dual-Action Natural Exfoliator

A creamy, dual-action facial scrub that

refines pores, smooths skin texture and

restores radiance. Reveal flawless, radiant

skin with Pore Refining Scrub. This

creamy, dual-action facial scrub uses

a powerful complex of chemical and

physical exfoliants to completely transform

the appearance of your skin. Salicylic

and mandelic acid dissolve deep-seated

impurities and oil to decongest and tighten

pores, while natural jojoba grains gently

slough away dead skin cells to help perfect

the texture of the complexion. Pores are

left virtually undetectable and skin feels

soft, smooth and supple. The velvety

formula enhances the skin’s receptiveness to

the rest of your beauty routine by allowing

follow-up products to penetrate deeper. The

ultimate upgrade to your pore-perfecting

skincare regime.

RISER

tweight Hydration

t targets the underlying cause of enlarged pores while

the skin. Refining Moisturiser is a skin-perfecting

pores and resurfaces skin to leave your complexion

ourished. It harnesses the power of red clover, a skinfor

its powerful pore-tightening and sebum controlling

m also contains gently exfoliating mandelic acid to

ed pores and provide all-day shine control. Formulated

fining Moisturiser is rich in vitamin F to help restore

xpert blend of actives carefully curated into a matteefining

Moisturiser addresses the underlying causes of

nd refined skin. Lightweight and velvety to the touch,

ake-up to give skin a smooth, radiant finish.

ronic Acid, Red Clover Extract and Vitamin F

KEY INGREDIENTS: Jojoba Microexfoliators,

Salicylic Acid and Niacinamide

WHERE

TO GET IT

Medik8 is available at select

skin clinics across Australia. For

stockists, visit www.medik8.com.au

or call 1800 242 011.

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FEATURE

BLOC

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K IT

UT

DON’T FALL VICTIM TO

SUN-DAMAGED SKIN OR, WORSE

YET, SKIN CANCER. HERE’S HOW TO

CHOOSE THE BEST SUNSCREENS

FOR BLOCKING DAMAGING UV RAYS.

With Australia’s warm and sunny climate, many of us are

intrinsically drawn to lying in the sun – but be warned.

According to the Department of Health and Ageing,

approximately two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin

cancer before the age of 70. One of the best ways to protect yourself

against the sun’s harmful rays is by using a sunscreen. But it’s important

to know the differences in how they work, in order to choose the best

option for your skin.

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ORGANIC VS

INORGANIC

SUNSCREENS

Inorganic sunscreens, also known

as ‘mineral’ or ‘physical’ sunscreens,

work by reflecting or scattering UV

rays and radiation. Some sunscreens

combine both organic and inorganic

components. Two types of inorganic

sunscreens available are zinc oxide

and titanium dioxide. Both provide

broad-spectrum UVA and UVB

protection and are gentle enough for

everyday use. Zinc oxide is especially

useful for people with sensitive skin,

as it rarely causes skin irritation.

Organic, or ‘chemical’, sunscreens

are composed of several active

ingredients because no single

chemical ingredient blocks the entire

UV spectrum (unlike inorganic

spectrum). Instead, most chemicals

only block a narrow region of the UV

spectrum – the majority of chemical

agents used in sunscreens work in the

UVB region, but only a few chemicals

block UVA rays.

The choice between organic and

chemical is a personal preference

and may depend on your usage and

skin type.


DON’T FORGET

YOUR LIPS!

Don’t forget to protect your lips

from the sun! Using a sunscreen on

your lips protects you in two ways.

First, because the sun ages skin

(lips included), sunscreen keeps your

lips feeling and looking healthy and

vibrant. Second, skipping the sun

protection in your lip products puts

you at an increased risk of getting

skin cancer or another

skin condition.

THE PROPER USE OF

SUNSCREENS

The use of sunscreen is an important

preventative measure to help

reduce the risk of developing skin

cancer and premature skin ageing.

Skin is susceptible to attack by the

sun, resulting in the destruction

of collagen and elastin structure,

and more seriously the damage to

cells’ DNA leading to possible

cancer formation.

No matter what level of protection

you choose, therefore, the best advice

is to use your sunscreen properly.

Sunscreen should be distributed

liberally enough to all sun-exposed

areas that it forms a film when

initially applied. If you’re not using

this much — about half a 100g tube

(every time you put sunscreen on your

whole body) — you’re probably not

getting enough protection from UV.

Generally a person about 175cm

tall and weighing about 82.5kg will

require approximately 40g – almost

half a typical 100g tube – of sunscreen

to cover their body to the same level

specified in the Australian Standard

test procedure.

Applying this amount means

you are using the effective level as

stated on the label. Using less means

you are not getting the SPF stated on

the label.

The key is to reapply the

sunscreen at regular intervals

to ensure an adequate film is

maintained; but remember, using

sunscreen is a filter only.

Even when a SPF 30 sunscreen is

reapplied regularly, if the intensity

of the UV radiation is high enough

and if the skin is exposed for long

enough, invisible damage, or even

sunburn, could occur. Reapplication

of the sunscreen does not remove the

damage that has already been caused

by the transmitted radiation.

Remember the sunscreen should

be applied 15-30 minutes before

going into the sun, and it should

be reapplied 15-30 minutes before

entering the water. This time allows

the water in the product to evaporate

and the waterproof sunscreen film to

properly form on the skin surface.

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FEATURE

SPF 50+

Despite having the highest rates of

melanoma in the world, Australians

have been slow to adopt the

heightened protection offered by SPF

50+ sunscreen.

According to the Department of

Health and Ageing, Australians are

four times more likely to develop a

skin cancer than any other form of

cancer. So why has it taken so long

to introduce these higher levels of

protection to our shores?

The concern has always been

that people will think, by using a

sunscreen labelled SPF 50, they can

either use less of it or won’t have

to apply it as often. And while an

increase from 30 to 50 sounds like

a lot, in reality the extra protection

offered by SPF 50 isn’t nearly as

significant. Add to this the fact

the average person puts on between

25 and 50 per cent less sunscreen

than the recommended amount,

and you can see why the authorities

may have urged caution over

introducing what merely appears

to be a significantly more effective

level of protection. CBM


WHAT IS SPF?

Sunscreens are merely filters, and all of them will

let some UV radiation through at varying rates

– indicated by the Sun Protection Factor (SPF)

rating. The level of SPF given to each sunscreen

is measured using a complex mathematical

equation, and refers to the amount of ultraviolet

radiation required to cause sunburn with the

sunscreen on, as a multiple of the amount

required without the sunscreen. The protection

given to individuals by a certain level of

sunscreen will vary depending on:

• The amount applied

• The frequency of application

• The skin type of the user

• Immersion in moisture through

swimming or extensive sweating

• Amount of sunscreen absorbed

by the skin

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SKIN

fight

the

good

fight

BEING VIGILANT ABOUT

COMBATING FREE RADICAL

DAMAGE IS ESSENTIAL TO

DECREASING OXIDATIVE

STRESS AND PREMATURE

AGEING OF THE SKIN.

The terms ‘free radicals’ and

‘antioxidants’ have become

commonplace, especially with

regards to our health and our skin.

But what exactly do these terms

mean? Why are oxidation and free

radicals harmful to our skin and how

can using advanced cosmetic products

containing antioxidants neutralise this

damage and protect the skin against

premature and accelerated ageing?

Oxidation is a natural process,

which takes place all the time in

nature. Yes, oxygen is necessary for

life and is required by every living cell

in order to produce energy and build


proteins. On the other hand, the very

same oxygen causes destruction and

disintegration, and as a result, the

ageing and death of the cells.

A major process of skin ageing,

oxidative stress damages both the

skin’s epidermal and dermal cells and

contributes to their degeneration.

The consequences of skin ageing are

visible, even from a young age, and

include dark spots, wrinkles, signs of

flaccidity, dull skin and dehydration.

Our environment, pollution, solar

radiation and cigarette smoke all

contribute to the oxidative process

and generate free radicals, which

are unstable atoms that can be

destructive with varying degrees of

severity. Proteins such as collagen and

elastin, cellular membrane

lipids and DNA can be damaged

causing disorders that can range

from premature ageing to cancer.

Enter anti-oxidants. These

compounds are chemicals that

lessen or prevent the effects of free

radicals. They donate an electron

to free radicals, thereby reducing

their reactivity. What makes

antioxidants unique is they can

donate an electron without becoming

free radicals themselves.

LIMIT YOUR

SCREEN TIME

TO PROTECT

YOUR SKIN

High Energy Visible Light

(HEV) is the official name for

the blue glare that comes from

phones, laptops and tablets.

Emerging data indicates that

prolonged exposure to blue

light can accelerate the visible

ageing process.

HEV Light makes up the blue

portion of visible light in the

electromagnetic spectrum and

is a natural part of sunlight.

Unlike UVA and UVB light, blue

light is not linked to skin cancer,

but it does share UV’s potential

for accelerating free radical

damage. When exposed to

free radicals, the proteins which

support the skin’s strength and

elasticity, collagen and elastin,

grow weak, which in turn gives

fine lines and wrinkles a chance

to take hold. Continuous

exposure to HEV Light also

impairs the skin’s protective

barrier function, a situation that

can result in inflammation and

hyperpigmentation.

Since blue light penetrates

deep into the skin, sunscreen

will not keep it from damaging

the complexion. With this

in mind, products like

mesoestetic’s aox ferulic are an

invaluable defence due to their

antioxidant ingredients, which

help shield the complexion

from environmental nasties and

limit the extent to which blue

light can penetrate the skin.

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SKIN

Powerful antioxidants include

Vitamins C and E, glutathione, betacarotene

and plant oestrogens called

phytoestrogens. While many foods

such as berries, citrus fruits, carrots

and soy found in soybeans are good

sources of antioxidants, it is important

to treat the skin where the damage is

occurring. To help combat the effects

of oxidation of the cells, mesoestetic

Pharma Group has created aox ferulic,

a revolutionary antioxidant and

antiageing treatment.

The aox ferulic is a state-of-the-art

antioxidant concentrate that helps

protect cells with a powerful antiageing

effect, as it immediately inhibits

the oxidative cascade produced

by external aggressions in a longlasting

way. Given its protective and

restorative function, it is suitable for

all skin types and can be used at any

age and on a daily basis, morning

or night. Furthermore, thanks to its

light and smooth texture, it acts as

a base for any treatment and can be

conveniently applied before applying

a moisturiser. Moreover, 100% of

patients who tried the treatment 1

noticed increased firmness and a

general improvement in the quality

of their skin, and 90% noticed

brighter skin.

In vitro studies carried out show the

high efficacy of this treatment, such as:

• A reduction of over 90% in

oxidative cell damage

• 30% less oxidation caused

by infrared radiation

• A 6-fold increase in collagen

synthesis

• 100% fibroblast viability maintained

• An 8-fold increase in the duration

of antioxidant protection

1 Results obtained on efficacy and

safety panels in patients aged between

35-52 years old after treatment with

aox ferulic with one daily application

(morning or night) for 28 days.

WHAT DOES

AOX FERULIC

OFFER?

Powerful anti-ageing treatment

that helps protect the fibroblasts

and improves the synthesis of

collagen in the skin.

Prevention with regards to

photoageing, as it offers biological

protection against UVB, UVA,

and IR-A radiation, as well as

HEV rays, or ‘blue light’.

Protection of the antioxidant system

and barrier function of the skin.

Immediate and visible

brightness of the skin.

WHERE

TO GET IT

mesoestetic aox ferulic is available

at select skin clinics across

Australia. For stockists, visit www.

advancedcosmeceuticals.com.au


WHAT DOES

AOX FERULIC

CONTAIN?

The formulation of the aox ferulic

has the optimum balance between

efficacy and stability thanks to

the synergistic combination of its

active ingredients, which helps

prevent skin ageing and make the

skin brighter.

• It contains a high concentration

of ascorbic acid (15%), the purest

form of Vitamin C and one of the

most powerful natural antioxidants.

• In addition to this ascorbic acid

it contains ferulic acid (0.5%), a

powerful antioxidant that helps

protect the fibroblasts against

radiation and provides protection

from the inflammation produced

by the sun.

• Lastly, the exclusive protech-cell

complex (1.5%), which contains

Vitamin E and a latest generation

synthetic active ingredient,

strengthens the antioxidant action

of the product and helps provide

specific protection against IR-A and

HEV radiation while supporting the

epidermal lipids for immediate and

long-lasting protection.

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FEATURE

out

damned

NOT ALL SPOTS ARE MADE EQUAL, AND AS WE

FORGE INTO WARMER WEATHER IT’S MORE

IMPORTANT THAN EVER TO PROTECT OUR SKIN

AGAINST THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PIGMENTATION.

Many of us are going to notice more uneven

skin discolouration over the next few, sunnier

months. But what kind it is? How do we

prevent it, treat it or at least minimise it? And how do

we distinguish it from something more sinister?

Pigmentation refers to changes in the melanin

(pigment) of your skin, but there are different types

and they do not all respond to the same treatments.

It goes without saying that any brown or black

discolouration that looks out of the ordinary should be

checked by a dermatologist or skin cancer specialist.

But correct diagnosis of the type of pigmentation you’re

experiencing is also essential if you’re to benefit from

treatment protocols.


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FEATURE

MEDICAL TREATMENTS

for Pigmentation

A dermatologist or cosmetic

doctor can correctly diagnose and

recommend clinical treatments such

as laser, Photo Dynamic Therapy

(PDT), Intense Pulsed Light (IPL),

Light-Emitting Diode (LED) therapy,

acid or enzyme peels, along with

appropriate skincare.

If seeking any of these treatments

without medical advice, it is

important to find a clinic or salon

with experienced practitioners who

understand exactly which type of

pigmentation they are treating. A

good practitioner will first discuss

your specific concerns and medical

history, any medications you take and

diagnose your Fitzpatrick skin type

(this is a system used to determine

how people will pigment or respond

to sun exposure).

IPL and LED light therapy is

effective on most people with specific

skin conditions such as pigmentation,

sunspots, broken capillaries, redness

and uneven skin texture. It can also

improve the overall tone and texture

of the skin, as well as treating fine

lines by creating a more plumped

up appearance. A series of four to

six treatments may be required for

optimum results.

Also, the importance of

cosmeceuticals cannot be emphasised

enough. Quality active skincare

goes hand in hand with an in-clinic

treatment plan and, of course, an

SPF30-50 sunscreen that is suitable

to use on the face, neck, hands and

décolletage.


FRECKLES

The most common type of

pigmentation is ephelides, or freckles.

These are flat circular light spots on

the skin, about the size of the head

of a nail, that develop after repeated

exposure to sunlight, particularly if

you have a fair complexion. They

appear darker during the sunny

months and fade in the winter.

Heredity also influences freckling, as

witnessed by the striking similarity

in the total number of freckles on

identical twins. Freckles are benign,

but they may sometimes be confused

with more serious skin problems.

SOLAR LENTIGINES

A lentigo (plural lentigines) is a

non-cancerous, pigmented spot with

a clearly defined edge. Lentigines may

evolve slowly over years, or appear

suddenly. They may occur anywhere

on the body and vary in colour from

light brown to black.

These spots are caused by UV sun

exposure and the degree depends

on how much UV light these

melanin pigments are exposed to.

These must be monitored as they

may develop into skin cancer and

melanoma. Annual checks with your

dermatologist or skin specialist are

essential.

POST-INFLAMMATORY

HYPERPIGMENTATION

This is a response to injury of the

skin and can be the result of acne,

burns, friction or overly aggressive

clinical treatments such as chemical

peels, dermabrasion, laser and IPL.

This condition often resolves with

time and generally responds well to

topical products.

MELASMA

Melasma or Chloasma is

pigmentation that is deeper in the

skin’s dermis. It appears on the

face as larger brown patches with

a non-distinct border. This type of

pigmentation is more common in

women. Though causes are unknown,

it is often linked to hormonal

imbalances. The condition is made

worse with UV exposure, overheating

the blood, some medications,

pregnancy and stress.

POIKILODERMA OF

CIVATTE

Often what people think is

solely pigmentation is actually a

combination of pigmentation and

redness (surface blood vessels). This

skin condition is called Poikiloderma

of Civatte (POC), which is the

common weathering change that

affects the skin on the front and sides

of the neck and décolletage.

POC is very common in Australian

women. There are many contributing

factors including the hot climate,

excessive sun exposure, genetics

and hormonal factors. It occurs

commonly on women who neglect

to protect their neck and chest from

sun exposure. While focus has always

been placed on using sunblock on

the face, remember that the neck,

décolletage and hands also need to be

protected. CBM

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Let’s get this

PARTY

started

A PARTY IS ALWAYS MORE FUN

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ITALIAN TREATMENT

FOR CELLULITE HAS HIT

AUSTRALIAN SHORES.

BODYC

iao ce

A REVOLUTIONARY NEW

Cellulite – it’s not pretty

whatever you call it. Common

names for cellulite are orangepeel

skin, cottage-cheese skin, dimples

and hail damage.

While the exact cause of cellulite is

unknown, it appears to result from an

interaction between the connective

tissue in the dermatological layer that

lies below the surface of the skin, and the

layer of fat that is just below it.

In women, the fat cells and connective

tissue in this layer are arranged

vertically. If the fat cells protrude

into the layer of skin, this gives the

appearance of cellulite.

It’s different for men, since their tissue

has a criss-cross structure, which may

explain why they are less likely to have

cellulite than women.

Some other factors appear to be

linked to the chance of having cellulite.

Hormones can play an important role

in cellulite development. Oestrogen,

insulin, noradrenaline, thyroid

hormones, and prolactin are part of the

cellulite production process.


llulite

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BODY

Lower circulation means less

oxygen in the area, resulting in lower

collagen production. Fat cells also

enlarge as oestrogen levels decrease.

These factors combine to make

the fat deposits more visible. As the

fat under the skin protrudes through

weakening connective tissue, the alltoo-familiar

dimpling effect results.

Exercise and diet may help reduce

the appearance of cellulite. People

who eat too much fat, carbohydrates,

and salt and too little fibre are likely

to have greater amounts of cellulite.

It may also be more prevalent in

smokers, those who do not exercise,

and those who sit or stand in one

position for long periods of time.

Most women have it – and all

women hate it. But finally there may

be a solution to this common problem

that will have us diving confidently

into our swimsuits at the start of

summer.

ONDA (Italian for ‘wave’) by Deka

has revolutionised body contouring

with Coolwaves microwave energy.

This is the first device to harness

microwave frequencies that target

deeper layers, while keeping the skin

cool and comfortable. But it doesn’t

stop there – ONDA also treats fat

pockets and skin laxity at the

same time.

Microwaves are part of the large

family of electromagnetic waves

(frequency range: 1-300GHz). Today

they are common in many areas of

everyday life, from the medical field

for diagnostic or treatment purposes

to our kitchens for heating and

cooking food.

However, not all microwaves

are the same! There is no bodycontouring

device that emits

microwaves in the same way as the

ONDA system’s smart handpieces.

Microwaves are absorbed by

molecules in the target tissue, causing

them to oscillate and heat up.

The ONDA handpieces generate

microwaves at 2.45GHz, a frequency

that heats the fat layer at a faster rate

than water molecules. The epidermis

and the dermis of the skin contain a


FINALLY THERE MAY BE A SOLUTION TO THIS COMMON

PROBLEM THAT WILL HAVE US DIVING CONFIDENTLY INTO

OUR SWIMSUITS AT THE START OF SUMMER.

high percentage of water but little fat.

Therefore, when the Coolwaves

penetrate the skin, they pass straight

through the top layers without

depositing excessive heat (only 20% of

the thermal effect from the microwaves).

The majority of the thermal effect of

the Coolwaves energy is targeted at

the subcutaneous fat (about 80% of

the thermal effect), which absorbs the

energy and heats more rapidly to optimal

treatment levels.

In contrast, traditional radio frequency

(RF) systems, which act in the frequency

range 0.1-40 MHz, deposit energy

mainly on the skin surface, due to

high absorption by water molecules

and a difference in the way they are

emitted. This means they not only

fail to penetrate deep into the body to

treat fat, but they also risk discomfort

and excessive heating of the skin. This

is not the case for ONDA, which has

three main targets: localised fat deposits,

cellulite and loos and sagging skin.

It takes as little as one to four

treatments for lasting and visible results;

so if you get cracking now, you’ll be

beach ready by summer and can say ciao

to your cellulite! CBM

WHERE

TO GET IT

To find an ONDA

practitioner in your area,

visit www.likeyourlook.com.au

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FEATURE

All abo


ut breasts

DR JOHN FLYNN AND DR

LUCINDA HOGAN DISCUSS

BREAST SURGERY INCLUDING

BREAST AUGMENTATION, LIFT

AND REDUCTION.

Cosmetic breast surgery involves procedures of

a very personal nature to the patient. It can

involve augmentation with implants, tissue

reduction or a breast lift.

‘The overall aim of breast rejuvenation procedures

is to balance the body’s proportions into a silhouette

that is pleasing to the patient,’ says Dr John Flynn

from Cosmedic & Skin Clinic on the Gold Coast.

‘Although changing your breasts will not, in itself,

change you, it can be effective in improving self-esteem

and body confidence.’

Dr Lucinda Hogan works with Dr Flynn and

together they offer a range of breast surgery procedures.

‘Most patients are simply looking to bring their body

into proportion, perhaps due to underdevelopment,

asymmetry or changes associated with pregnancy and

breastfeeding, as well as the natural ageing process,’

Dr Flynn explains.

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BREAST

AUGMENTATION

FEATURE

Breast augmentation is one of the most

popular cosmetic procedures across the

globe and uses implants to add volume

to the breast and enhance the body’s

contours. Dr Hogan mainly works

with patients who are looking for an

enhancement to their breast size due to

underdevelopment. There is no ‘best’

breast implant type, size, shape, texture,

location placement and incision site;

and a thorough consultation is essential

in tailoring the procedure to suit

each patient’s natural body shape and

expectations going into surgery.

‘Much has been written about the

different shapes and styles of implants

available, and the reason there are so

many options to choose from is because

breast augmentation is not a one-sizefits-all

issue,’ she explains.

She adds there are further choices to

be made in terms of the surface of the

implant, for example whether to use a

smooth or textured finish. Each has its

own advantages and disadvantages and

should be addressed in detail during

consultation with the doctor.

Dr Hogan brings a woman’s

perspective to breast augmentation and

this is particularly helpful with younger

patients presenting for the first time.

BREAST LIFT

Women who have breastfed or

experienced extreme weight loss can

experience breast droop. Sagging of

the breasts is a natural part of the

female ageing process. If it causes

concern, mastopexy – commonly

known as a breast lift – restores

height, volume and shape to the

breast. Implants may also be used

in conjunction with this procedure

to achieve the desired result. The

lifted breasts will have a more pert,

youthful appearance.

Dr Flynn says there are various

methods for achieving this, but

patients do need to be aware that

mastopexy involves a different

pattern of approach from breast

implant surgery. ‘Typically this type

of surgery involves an incision around

the nipple, and in some cases there

may also be a vertical scar from the

nipple to the inframammary fold (the

breast crease),’ he says.

A breast lift, whether alone

or combined with augmentation

or reduction, is a popular option

and encompasses a total rejuvenation

of breast tissue. The size and shape

of the breasts are adjusted, excess

skin is removed and the tissue is

remodelled.

‘Certainly, restoring volume using

breast implants is a key measure;

however there are times when lifting

and tightening of the breast tissue is

of equal importance and sometimes

I perform a combination of these

procedures,’ Dr Flynn explains.


BREAST REDUCTION

Breast reduction (or reduction

mammoplasty) is a surgical procedure

to reduce, lift and reshape the

breast. The procedure is aimed at

removing excessive breast and fatty

tissue, leaving an overall smaller

and better-shaped breast. It may

relieve symptoms caused by very large

breasts, including back and neck pain,

breast tenderness, shoulder grooving

(from bra straps), intertrigo (rash

between folds of skin) and discomfort

in everyday activities.

As well as removing excess bulk

and weight from the breasts, Dr

Flynn says it is also important to lift

the breast to restore a more pert and

youthful appearance.

‘Many articles published about

breast sagging concentrate on

increasing volume by using implants.

But there is also a large number of

women with the opposite problem of

too much breast tissue,’ Dr Flynn says.

‘This can be accentuated as

they grow older, partly due to

genetic background and family

history and partly due to certain

hormonal effects.’

Most breast reduction procedures

call for just one vertical incision

around the areola down to the

breast crease and, in some cases,

along the crease as well. A portion

of fat and excess tissue is then

removed. The nipple and areola

are then repositioned and the skin

under the breast is re-sculpted.

This results in smaller breasts that

have a more aesthetically pleasing

shape and improved support, lift

and overall fullness.

When contemplating breast surgery,

education and realistic expectations

are paramount to achieving a positive

result. Dr Flynn believes women who

are well informed of the procedure,

and realistic in their expectations, are

most likely to be pleased with

the result.

‘We recognise that patients

may differ in what they regard as

ideal body proportions, so this

is something that needs to be

discussed with their chosen doctor

at consultation,’ he says. ‘In an initial

consultation, the surgical options

should be fully explored, including

the risks, limitations and potential

complications. Setting

a realistic expectation of what may

be achieved is most important.

There can be a big difference

between what is desired and what

can be realistically achieved.’

Whether it is to fill volume, reduce

tissue or lift heavy breasts, cosmetic

breast surgery is a highly personalised

process and everything – from the

initial consultation to choosing the

most suitable implant type – should

be a personal decision.

Dr Flynn and Dr Hogan are

very conscious that each woman is

different in their reasons for, and

expectations of, breast surgery. They

emphasise it is important to tailor

a personalised solution to suit each

individual. CBM

FOR

MORE

INFO

Dr John Flynn

and Dr Lucinda Hogan

Cosmedic & Skin Clinic,

Southport, Qld

Ph 1300 88 13 88

www.cosmedic.com.au

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WELLNESS

Sexual

healing

THIS VERY PERSONAL PROCEDURE CAN

EMPOWER WOMEN TO LEAD HAPPIER AND

MORE LIBERATED LIVES.

Sexual health has a huge influence on mental health

and psychological wellbeing. The function and form

of the different parts of the vagina are closely linked

to the female psyche and the perception of ‘self’ in terms of

attractiveness and confidence.

Oversized, elongated or asymmetrical labia minora

can lead to self-consciousness and even embarrassment.

It can cause discomfort during sex and hinder certain

activities such as bike riding and horse riding, and often

makes wearing certain clothes such as swimwear, jeans

or tights uncomfortable.

Vaginal rejuvenation – both surgical and non-surgical

procedures – can help alleviate pain, improve form and

function, and enhance quality of life for many women.

‘Questions surrounding the appearance and function

of the vagina and urinary system can plague women of

all ages, yet talking openly about these concerns can be

challenging for some women,’ says Adelaide gynaecologist

and pelvic reconstruction surgeon Dr Oseka Onuma. ‘A

blanket of taboo means there is a lack of open and honest

public dialogue that makes it difficult for some women

to seek successful treatment – or even know there are

treatment options available.’

Even now, with the relatively recent arrival of laser

vaginal rejuvenation and all its media attention, more

coverage is given to the aesthetic component of the


procedure rather than the improvement to vaginal

function and overall quality of life.

‘The majority of my patients seeking vaginal

rejuvenation are not motivated by the aesthetic but,

rather, a growing dislike of pain during intercourse

or discomfort when participating in everyday

activities,’ says Dr Onuma. ‘I believe in empowering

women through knowledge, choice and access to

the best treatments.

‘As women become more aware that it is possible

to correct potentially ‘embarrassing’ problems, female

genital procedures are increasing in popularity. These

days women are less willing to accept changes in

genital anatomy resulting from pregnancy, childbirth

and ageing. They are less likely to have the attitude

‘it’s just part of being a woman’, he says.

Every organ within the female pelvic floor is subject

to stress – from gravity or from the delivery of a baby.

Muscle, connective tissue and epithelium can break,

tear, stretch and lose their elasticity, resulting in

functional impairments. The organs within the female

pelvic floor that can be subject to prolapse include the

urethra, bladder, uterus, vaginal walls, perineum and

labia minora. All can present as a lump or mass that

was not previously visible or noted by the woman.

Common symptoms of vaginal wall prolapse or

relaxation include a lump, a ‘dragging’ within the

vagina or lower back, urinary incontinence, the need

to empty the bladder frequently and/or with urgency,

pain and/or reduced sensation during intercourse.

Another problem is female stress urinary

incontinence, caused predominantly by an improperly

functioning urethra. When a woman suffers from

this condition, weakened muscle and pelvic tissue

don’t adequately support the urethra. As a result,

the urethra doesn’t maintain a tight seal during

exercise or exertion such as coughing or laughing

and urine may escape. ‘Beyond pelvic floor retraining

and physiotherapy, there is now a range of minimalaccess

surgical options available that can address and

hopefully resolve these problems,’ says Dr Onuma.

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Empowering women through

knowlege, choice and access to

world class care

Dr Oseka

Onuma

Gynaecologist & Pelvic

Reconstructive Surgeon

BSc. (Hons), MJur., CCST,

MBBS, FRANZCOG, FRCOG

ADELAIDE • SYDNEY • DARWIN

DR OSEKA ONUMA

4 Robe Terrace, Medindie SA 5081

08 8344 6085

Facsimile 08 8344 6087

Email reception@dronuma.com.au

www.dronuma.com.au


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FEATURE

Christm

GIFT


as

GUIDE

NO MATTER WHO YOU

NEED TO BUY A GIFT FOR

THIS CHRISTMAS, WE’VE

GOT YOU COVERED. IF

YOU END UP SPOILING

YOURSELF IN THE PROCESS,

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FEATURE

Beauty


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5.

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Bar Of Gold Palette, $90

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Castelbajac Shea Butter

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1.

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Brush Party: Face Focus, $105

2. Inika Limited Edition

Ultimate Glow, $129

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3. Karen Murrell Lip Set, $55

4. Maybelline Give In To

Temptation Set, $34.95


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Coffee Essentials Trio

Travel Pack, $34.90

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3. mesoestetic

energy C Pack, $290

4. Dermalogica

Rapid Reveal Peel, $128

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5. Dr Lewinns’

Eternal Youth Rejuvenate &

Renew Gift Set, $69.95

6. SISLEY L’Integral Prestige

Sisleya skincare set $885

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5.

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1. Medik8 Daylight

Radiance, $49

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Travel Kit for Men, $66

FEATURE

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4. DMK Gift of

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5. La Mav Limited Edition

Christmas Gift Set, $35.00

6. Peter Thomas Roth

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Ultrasonic Diffuser, $29.99

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100ml Gift Set, $320

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BEAUTY

THE EXPERT

SECRETS TO

BROW

PERFECTION

AMY JEAN, DUBBED THE BROW

QUEEN, SHARES HER TIPS FOR

PERFECT BROWS.

There’s one beauty trend every girlabout-town

can rely on for its magical

effect: thick, lush brows.

‘Come rain, hail or humidity, plush brows are

like an Insta filter for your face... so long as your

work is weatherproof,’ says celebrity brow artist,

Amy Jean. ‘A beautiful brow should always

look natural, which means they need to stay

put in any weather, whether it’s a mid- Winter

downpour or a humid Summer’s day.’

Year-round envy-inducing brows are as easy

as opting for a semi-permanent treatment.

‘Advanced techniques such as Feather Touch

Brow Tattoo transform sparse brows into

perfectly symmetrical arches,’ says Amy Jean.

‘It looks completely natural because it

perfectly mimics real brow hair and the effect

lasts for years.’

The hand etching technique means brows can


also be individually customised to incorporate

on-trend effects, such as ombre shading. ‘We

now offer Brow Blend Tattoo, a combination of

traditional microblading at the start of the

brow and our signature Mist Brow tattoo

technique through the body, arch and tail,’

says Amy Jean. ‘It creates an incredibly natural,

airbrushed effect.’

For busy gals who want to get-up-andgo

in the morning, beautiful brows are best

complemented with a semi-permanent lip tint

and lash curling treatment.

‘The Lash ElevateTM with Keratin treatment

is the ultimate time saver as you wake up every

day with lashes that rival a good set of falsies,’

says Amy Jean. ‘Lashes look darker and longer

but they’re also much healthier thanks to the

nourishing keratin boost.’

The last crucial step for makeup -free

mornings is Kiss Me Lip-Tint Tattoo, which

creates the illusion of a fuller, more symmetrical

pout without the need for lipstick, liner or

injectables. ‘All lips need is a slick of gloss or

balm and you’re out the door,’ says Amy Jean.

‘It’s life-changing!’ CBM

WHERE

TO GET IT

There are 8 products in the Amy

Jean Privée Collection. Available

online at www.amyjean-collection.c

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MAINTAINING

FEATURE

YOUR

INSTA-READY

SMILE

PARTY SEASON IS NEARLY

HERE SO MAKE SURE

YOUR PEARLY WHITES

ARE INSTAGRAM READY.


Not only can your teeth affect your

smile, they can also dramatically dull your

appearance, causing your entire face to

appear tired, hung-over and even angry.

It’s been scientifically proven by tracking

eye movement that the most common

places people look when you’re talking to

them are at your eyes and mouth. Due to

this, a bad smile can severely impact your

attractiveness, especially in a photo-op –

with or without filter! A new smile can

knock years off your appearance.

Everyday wear and tear can take its toll

on your teeth. The good news is the shape

and colour of your teeth are problems that

are easy to fix. We take a look at five ways

your smile can make you look less attractive

and how to fix it.

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FEATURE

1.

DISCOLOURED &

STAINED TEETH

The number-one way that your teeth

can make you look blah is through

discolouration and staining.

As we age, our teeth naturally darken

because of the colours they absorb from

certain foods and drinks such as red wine,

coffee and tea.

The very outer layer of the enamel is

constantly dissolving and re-precipitating.

As this process occurs, any staining

elements in the mouth such as coffee, tea

and red wine can become trapped in the

tooth as it re-precipitates. This causes

the tooth to become darker and darker as

time progresses.

No matter how well you take care of

your teeth, stained or discoloured teeth are

inevitable and they will not go back to a

lighter colour on their own.

HOW TO FIX IT

Just as the whites of your eyes suggest

youthfulness and health, a shiny white set

of teeth can give your face a whole

lot younger appearance.

The only way to reverse the staining

and discolouring of your teeth is with a

bleaching or whitening treatment.

In-clinic whitening treatments will yield

the best results, but at-home whitening

kits can achieve a good colour change

and are easy and cost effective to

maintain. You can also use these athome

kits to maintain your professional

treatment results.

For dark grey or black stains, whitening

may only do so much, and veneers, which

physically cover up the stains and also act

like a brand new set of teeth, may need to

be considered.


2.

CROOKED OR

CROWDED TEETH

Crowded or uneven teeth not only contribute

to physical stress and strain on your teeth,

but can also make you look much older than

you actually are. When your teeth don’t fit

into place due to shifting, they can crowd

your mouth, causing unwanted attention to

visible imperfections such as chips, staining

or discolouration. Even if you start out with

perfectly straight teeth, something called medial

drift can cause them to shift over time.

Crooked or crowded teeth can make your

smile look narrow, which is the opposite of

what you want as a wider smile is seen as more

attractive and youthful. Crowded teeth can

also chip easily and are prone to receding gums,

premature bone loss, tooth decay and exposed

roots, which make them look long (ever heard

the expression ‘long in the tooth’?).

Remember, you are never too old to

straighten your teeth! Healthy teeth can be

moved at any age and can take 10-15 years off

your appearance.

HOW TO FIX IT

The most reliable and permanent way to

straighten your teeth is with traditional braces,

Invisalign or the new alternative, Quick

Straight Teeth. The latter is an innovative

teeth straightening treatment that offers both

invisible fixed and removable braces at an

affordable price – and promises to fix crooked

teeth in as little as six months.

3.

EXCESS GUM

DISPLAY

You wouldn’t think of your gums as an age

accelerator, but they certainly can be. A

gummy smile, which can occur naturally or

as a result of ageing, shows more of your gums

than teeth. This can create a short, worn-down

smile making you look older than you are

and much less attractive in photos. It can also

affect the proportions of your lips, making them

look thinner.

HOW TO FIX IT

Excessive gum tissue can be trimmed away in a

fairly quick and minimally invasive procedure

called gingivectomy. This procedure usually

takes around 15 minutes to an hour, where the

gum line is reshaped using a scalpel or laser.

The procedure will make your smile more

attractive, and importantly can also keep

gum disease at bay by helping you clean more

effectively around and between your teeth. In

more severe cases surgery may be required, or

an orthodontic option for teeth that are out

of alignment.

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FEATURE

4.

MISSING

TEETH

While a missing tooth at the front

of your smile can certainly make you

look older, a fact that is less obvious

is that even missing teeth in the

back of your mouth can change

your appearance.

Missing teeth, no matter where

they are located, affect the structure

of the mouth. The primary issue is

bone loss in the jaw, which is an

inevitable consequence of leaving a

toothless gap in the mouth.

Since the teeth and jawbone

provide support for the cheeks and

lips, missing teeth and the results of

bone erosion can cause unwanted

changes to your appearance. Over

time, your lips and cheeks will

collapse inwards due to the lack of

facial support. This results in a saggy,

wrinkled look that can add years to

your appearance.

HOW TO FIX IT

If you have missing teeth, dental

implants can offer a long-lasting

solution to provide a structure

reflecting that of the natural tooth.

Dental implants replace the tooth

root with an artificial root that is

surgically placed into the upper or

lower jawbone. Implants help protect

against bone loss and the aged look

it creates, and they feel and function

just like natural teeth.


5.

CLENCHING AND

GRINDING

While it’s not an easy habit to crack, teeth

grinding and clenching is a problem for

more than 50% of adults (according to

RealSelf.com) and is a contributing factor

to an ageing smile.

Whether it’s due to stress, irregular

sleeping patterns or nothing at all, this

chronic grinding can wear down your

upper and lower teeth and actually cause

major changes in the structure of your jaw.

This can make you look years older than

you actually are due to a loss of youthful

definition. Your bite can also be affected,

causing a misalignment of the jaw as your

chin projects forward, making the lower

third of your face appear squished.

Experts say grinding and clenching, or

bruxism, will exacerbate the natural wear

of the teeth. Therefore, if someone is 30

years old and a heavy grinder, 10-15 years

can be added to their facial appearance

due to extreme wear.

HOW TO FIX IT

One of the few actions you can take

on your own is to wear a night guard.

While it will not get to the root of the

cause, it will stop the teeth from excessive

wear and can maintain the soft lines of

the jaw by keeping the muscles from

bring overworked.

Often your teeth become so worn down

by excessive grinding and clenching that

they will need to be restored with crowns

or veneers, which build up the length of

your teeth. If your bite needs adjusting,

orthodontics can reposition it. CBM

Tips TO

MAINTAIN

YOUR SMILE

The number-one tip is great oral

hygiene, which includes brushing,

flossing/interdental cleaning, and an

effective mouthwash.

Book regular appointments to visit your

dentist and hygienist to keep your teeth

clean and to avoid gum disease.

Wear a night guard or occlusal splint to

prevent nocturnal grinding (bruxism).

This can also act like an orthodontic

retainer, keeping the teeth in position

and resisting unwanted tooth

movements caused by age.

Cut down on red wine, black coffee and

highly coloured foods.

No smoking!

Use sunblock and a lip balm that has a

high SPF to prevent sun damage, which

will intensify and speed up the loss of

elasticity in the lips.

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Beautiful in S

THERE’S MUCH TO DO IN

SANTA BARBARA – BUT

ITS ABUNDANCE OF DAY

SPAS AND WELLNESS

CENTRES MAKE IT THE

ULTIMATE DESTINATION

FOR AN EXTREME SELF-

CARE ESCAPE. WORDS

BY SHONAGH WALKER*.

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anta Barbara

hile today it’s known as the ‘American Riviera’,

Santa Barbara – that glitzy, glamorous city on

California’s Central Coast – has historically been

renowned as a place to seek serenity

and wellness.

This dates back to the 1800s, when US East

Coast families would spend their winters in the

seaside settlement, inhaling the fresh ozonic air that

science has now proven to be so incredibly healing

for the mind, body and soul. Today, it’s one of the

most popular wellness destinations in America with

an array of spas, Pilates studios and yoga rooms to

Wchoose from. Here are a few worth visiting.

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Majorelle

Located within The Hotel Californian, this stunning

spa is named for the distinctive ‘Moroccan blue’

found in the traditional tiles, windows and doorways

of Marrakesh, and its décor reflects this.

A sense of serenity will immediately wash over you

as you step through its doors. With an indoor and

outdoor lounge, Women’s and Men’s Steam Room

and singles and couples’ suites, Majorelle offers

everything from Customised Facials to traditional

spa treatments, hair styling services and massage.

A pampering-must, Santa Barbara Entrada Neroli

is a 90-minute customised sensory massage. Built

around the myriad benefits of neroli oil (produced

from the blossoms of orange trees native to both

Morocco and Central California), it promotes

digestive relief, anxiety release, mood enhancement,

improved sleep quality and skin rejuvenation.

Then there’s Tribute Body Ritual, a ‘personalised

experience’ which customises an aromatherapy

blend to suit your needs and applies it during a deep

scrub and massage. Vitality Therapeutic Massage

and Herbal Elixir uniquely combines the therapeutic

benefits of topical and ingestible herbal remedies,

by pairing specialised massage with infused teas,

tinctures and honeys.

Speciality Wellness offerings include reflexology,

private yoga, personal training and

private meditation.

www.thehotelcalifornian.com/santa_barbara_spa

Four Seasons Re

Biltmore Santa

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Channel Islands, and tucked

Pool, this spa will make real your every relaxation fantasy. I’m ta

Think: Vinotherapy, a custom crafted exfoliating body treatme

body massage; Acai Grapeseed Cocoon, a body wrap that infuses

Seasons In One, a signature ritual that begins with a peppermint

wrap, moves on to a medley of massage techniques and conclude

www.fourseasons.com/santabarbara/spa


Ritz-Carlton Bacara

This three-story spa features an adults-only pool, redwood sauna, eucalyptus steam room, fireside

lounges and a rooftop terrace - all directly overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Can you say ‘bliss’?

Signature treatments include the Bacara Massage, which rolls out the hot stones and

handmade heated herbal compresses (made with local herbs and salts) to restore and regenerate

both body and soul. Weather permitting, a Pacific Breeze Rooftop Massage, will lull you into deep

relaxation. The open-air treatment combines the sea breeze with massage and a glass of bubbles.

There’s also an array of facials using Natura Bisse and Emergin C skin care collections, prenatal

massage (great for Baby-mooners) plus hair care, waxing and traditional spa treatments.

www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/california/santa-barbara/spa

sort the

Barbara

serenely between the resort’s Rose Garden and Jungle

lking serious cocooning here…

nt that buffs skin from top-to-toe and finishes with a full

Shea butter and grapeseed extracts into the skin; and Four

and rosemary scrub, continues with a warm Shea butter

s with a coconut hair and scalp conditioning treatment.

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San Ysidro Ranch

Named the Number One hotel by Forbes America, unsurprisingly the day spa here

takes luxury to new levels. While it’s temporarily closed for renovation and restoration

following the 2018 mudslides, it will reopen in 2019 - and for the first time, open its

doors to non-hotel guests.

Patrons can expect pampering like nowhere else in the world, from hot stone to

Swedish massage, Reiki to Reflexology and a Spa Soak Tub with the Ranch’s own blend

of healing salts, milk or bubbles; there’s also an array of facial treatments to choose from

targeted at rejuvenation and relaxation.

www.sanysidorach.com

WHERE

TO STAY

Don’t look past The Hotel Californian.

It’s literally dripping in glamour, with its

Spanish Colonial Revival architecture

and modern Moorish themed interior

décor. Seconds to the beachfront, it

boasts panoramas of both the coastline

and Santa Ynez Mountains. It’s King

beds are like sleeping on clouds and it

encapsulates everything you’ve ever

imagined Santa Barbara to be – beachside

opulence, style and ‘miles of smiles’

no matter which way you look. It’s also

adjacent to Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, a

district famed for boutique tasting rooms,

cafes, art galleries and shops, making it

the perfect location to base yourself to

shop, eat and drink, too!

www.thehotelcalifornian.com

Float

Luxury

Day Spa

A little more affordable but nonetheless luxe,

this downtown beauty haven offers traditional

services, as well as standout treatments

including The Ultimate Body Facial. This

begins with a full body scrub using antioxidantrich

Napa Valley grape seeds and geranium

oil (which stimulates lymphatic drainage).

Following this, you’re cocooned in a green

tea and ginger enzyme wrap and covered in

a steam canopy. It finishes with a protein

lotion massage and application of glycolic

peppermint cream.

www.floatluxuryspa.com

Salt Cav

Quite literally a cave built out of H

her geologist husband Mike. It off

classes, yoga and dance … all in A

The myriad benefits of the salt a

and promoting better sleep. Even

ancient practice known as Haloth

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e Santa Barbara

imalayan Pink Salt, this is the brainchild of Santa Barbara local Pam McCasky and

ers salt scrub treatments (of course), massage, aromatherapy, reiki healing, sound

merica’s largest underground salt cave.

re said to vary from regulating the body’s water content to balancing blood pressure

the air is infused with micro particles of salt, so you actually inhale the salt. This is an

erapy - and it’s thought to open the lungs and assist in reducing respiratory ailments.

GETTING THERE

Santa Barbara is a two-hour drive from Los Angeles, northwest

along Highway 101. I highly recommend renting a car and driving

there, so you can take in the diverse and breathtaking scenery

along the way. However, if driving on the right side of the road

makes you uneasy, you can book a Greyhound Bus for as low as

US$13 one way and still take in the same views.

*Shonagh Walker was a guest of Visit California, Visit Santa Barbara

and The Hotel Californian (and she is desperate to return).

Cat

Therapy

From the Cool Cat Lady Files comes this

brilliant idea from a Santa Barbara local

whose name is, unsurprisingly, Catalina (Cat

for short). The musician and animal lover

decided to open an animal sanctuary that

helps humans heal as well.

The deal is that she fosters between 12

and 16 shelter cats at a time in the hope of

finding them ‘forever homes’ and invites you

in for a bit of animal healing therapy.

The ‘spa’ takes reservations for singles

or small groups of people for 75-minute

sessions, where humans and felines can

interact in a clean and modern space.

Choose from Cat Yoga, where a certified

instructor holds an all-levels yoga class

among all the adoptable cats, or simply sit

and sip coffee or tea and enjoy the healing

benefits that being with a furry friend bring.

www.cattherapy.sb.com

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Marvellous

MAUDE

IF YOU DO NOTHING

ELSE ON YOUR NEXT

TRIP TO BEVERLY

HILLS, BE SURE YOU

VISIT CURTIS STONE’S

INTIMATE FINE DINING

ROOM, MAUDE. BY

SHONAGH WALKER

how wonderful to be able to close

your eyes, spin a globe and decide

that wherever your finger may

randomly land will be the focus of

your working life for the next three

months. Welcome to the world of

Curtis Stone and his talented team at

Maude, Beverly Hills.

While the process is actually

more intricately planned and

strategised than simply pinning a

thumb tack on a world map, this is

pretty much how the 24-seater fine

dining restaurant has been operating

for the past 12 months.


For the first four years of operation,

the luxe, cosy eatery concentrated on

one ingredient per month, creating a

culinary event around it, with a wine

list meticulously curated to pair back.

These days, celeb chef Curtis takes a

back seat and allows head sommelier

Andrey Tolmachyov to drive the

direction of the four menus produced

each year, each designed around a

different wine region of the world.

‘After doing 48 menus with no

dish repeated, we wanted something

completely new,’ Stone explains

over the jaw-dropping degustation

dinner I was lucky enough to

experience in May.

‘The wine program had really

blossomed, with such amazing and

talented sommeliers, but the pairings

were always done last. We decided to

work backwards; go to a wine region,

be inspired by the wine and the local

regional dishes, then talk to the wine

team about what they wanted and

what would pair well with that wine,

and create a menu from that.’

Their first stop was Rioja in Spain.

Next came Burgundy in France,

swiftly followed by the central Coast

of California, which is the menu I

devoured. Currently the region in

the spotlight is Piedmont in Italy,

possibly the most prestigious wine

region in the world.

The team travels quite close to the

date of menu launch and fastidiously

researches wineries and local growers,

sampling wares and testing recipes,

before returning to Maude HQ in

Beverly Hills and devising a decadent

three-level pairing of wines and 10

course tasting menu to match.

Says Tolmachyov: ‘The Classic

Pairing features wines from the high

acid and tannins found in Nebbiolo

varietals to the more feminine

Barbera. The Reserve Pairing

deepens the tasting experience to

include premium Barolo, Barbaresco

and Dolcetto reds and lends a greater

complexity to the region, featuring

more exclusive bottlings and rarer

vintages. The Grand Pairing is the

most special selection, with some

elusive choices from the most revered

winemakers of Piedmont. From old

houses to more modern estates, back

vintages from the highest quality

producers exemplify these pours.’

As for the food, executive chef

Justin Hilbert has unearthed every

delicacy the region has to offer.

From hazelnuts, cheese, chocolates

and the region’s iconic Alba white

truffles, the tasting menu is decadent

and adventurous. And it’s worth

every single kilojoule. There are

odes to regional favourites such

as bagna cauda, vitello tonnato,

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risotto and of course, plenty of pasta

– from agnolotti and tortellini to

Piedmontese tajarin, a thin, long

pasta that respects the egg yolk.

While a 10 course degustation may

seem an arduous eating task, it’s far

from it. Each serving is perfectly sized

and balanced in such a way that the

flavours of one dish lead the palate

effortlessly to the next.

Towards the end of the meal,

you’re left feeling elegantly sufficed,

but perhaps just wanting that little

something extra. Just as well then,

the experience finishes with a visit to

the climate controlled wine loft that

sits above the restaurant.

With the temperature set to 15

degrees Celsius, the array of

wines on offer is inexhaustible

and the banquet of pastries, desserts

and other such sweets, created that

day by pastry chef Yesenia Cruz, is

the ideal punctuation to a truly

unique experience.

The Piedmont menu completes the

inaugural year of creating menus in

this unique manner, and we can be

sure to expect an even higher level

of excellence in the coming year. At

the time of writing, the team was

unsure which region would feature

for the first quarter of 2019, but there

were murmurs ranging from Australia

to Argentina. Whatever it may be,

Tolmachyov assures ‘some rare old

bottlings, uncovered gems and the

classics that have made the region

one of the best in the world.’

WHERE

IS IT?

Maude

212S Beverly Drive

Beverly Hills, CA.

Open Tuesday to Sunday,

5.30- 9.30PM

+ 1 310 859 3418

www.mauderestaurant.com.au


Pics of Maude and The Piedmont Menu by Stan Lee

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W

here to stay


The

Montage

Beverly

Hills

If you want modern luxury with

a touch of vintage Hollywood,

abundant comfort and a team of

discreet staff who can’t do enough to

make your stay sensational, do not

look past The Montage Beverly Hills.

Located a three-minute drive from

Maude, with complementary limo

service for all hotel guests, it recently

served as the uber-glamourous façade

for the hotel owned by Jane Fonda’s

character in the 2018 movie The

Book Club.

Sadly, the film didn’t do its

remarkable lobby, stunning rooms,

or its magnificent rooftop pool

justice. Put simply – this hotel is so

wonderful, you will not want to

leave. In fact, during my three days

stay I only left the premises twice

– once to dine at Maude and the

second time to soak up some jazz

at West Hollywood’s hottest new

club Delilah.

To be honest, despite the lure of

Los Angeles around me, I had zero

desire to leave. Arriving flustered and

emotional after a fairly hectic and

stressful work week, The Montage

and its team lulled me into a state

of utter relaxation within seconds.

While my room was being readied,

the manager took me on a tour

through the hotel, which wowed me

to my core, which isn’t easy - I’ve

seen more than my fair share of top

hotels in my time as a beauty, travel

and lifestyle writer and I’m not

easily impressed.

The state-of-the-art spa with its

whirlpool, steam room, sauna, co-ed

mineral pool and fitness centre,

means you can turn your stay into a

wellness break should you choose to.

The expansive yet cosy bar

lounge makes a splendid

meeting place for friends, and stays

open well into the early hours.

Choose to sit inside or make the most

of the agreeable Californian climate

and opt for a table on the outdoor

terrace overlooking the Beverly

Canon Gardens.

Be sure to indulge in ‘15 at 10.15’.

Nightly at 10.15pm, the bar offers

a curated selection of $15 libations

including speciality cocktails,

sommelier-recommended wines and

craft beers.

The restaurant, open for dinner

nightly, serves fresh, seasonallydriven

cuisine set in a garden-style

interior which extends to a lush patio,

while The Café keeps you satiated

all day, serving breakfast and lunch

before transitioning into a wine and

champagne bar with light meals in

the evening.

But it was the Rooftop Grill

that made the biggest dent in my

credit card, and deservedly so. The

expansive eatery sits atop the hotel,

adjacent to the breathtaking pool

area. My partner and I spent all three

days soaking up the sun, sipping rose

and enjoying nearly everything the

menu had to offer, moving only from

table to poolside cabana to relax into

an even deeper bliss.

From check-in to check-out,

my stay was seamless and nothing

was too much to ask. Want a

vegan burger? No problem. Need

a ride to or from dinner? The

luxury town car, complete with a

‘star-encrusted’ interior roof and

delightful driver, was ready within

seconds. Can’t fit all your shopping

in your suitcase? The concierge will

arrange to purchase a second suitably

sized case on your behalf and will

ensure it is suited to your tastes and

matches the rest of your luggage,

without you even asking. They’re

just that good.

As I said, I’ve stayed in some of the

best hotels in the world throughout

my 30-year career and The Montage

Beverly Hills is easily in the Top

Two. In fact, I loved it so much that

I’m considering booking a trip back

soon, simply to spend another week

luxuriating by its pool. CBM

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