CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty in Australia.
In this issue:
- The 2019 Christmas Gift Guide
- City Skin Detox
- Fool Proof Steps for Party Survival
- Diet is a Dirty Word
- Hair Trends from Catwalk Zimmerman
- Fertility Options for Cancer Survivors
Skin Melasma Sufferers of melasma often seek treatment for this type of hyperpigmentation. It sits deeper in the skin’s dermis and often appears on the face as larger brown patches with a non-distinct border. More common in women, the exact cause of melasma is unknown but is often linked to hormonal imbalances. It can be made worse with sun exposure, some medications, pregnancy and stress. To prevent future hyperpigmentation, make sure to apply a high sun protection such as mesoprotech ® , which has five innovative formulations, each with the ‘collagen pro shield’ to provide antioxidant protection that helps neutralise free radicals. All products in the mesoprotech ® range combine physical, biological and/or chemical filters for maximum protection against UVB and UVA radiation. Treating pigmentation We recommend cosmelan ® for the professional treatment of troublesome pigmentation spots. Developed by mesoestetic ® and distributed in Australia by Advanced Cosmeceuticals, cosmelan ® is a new generation depigmentation treatment that finally offers clinically proven results in all types of pigmentation, including melasma. It is a ‘one-off’ in clinic treatment with a home care regime, that not only helps visibly reduce dark spots, it also restores radiance and luminosity to the skin while equalising skin tone. The treatment works by helping to decrease the skin’s melanin production. cosmelan ® has an impressive clearance rate, helping to reduce age spots by up to 95% in nearly all cases. The treatments are suitable for all Fitzpatrick skin types and can be used all year around. And it gets better – cosmelan ® has a dual action. It has a short-term action to improve the appearance of superficial pigmentation via chemical exfoliation and a longer term action which gives it an advantage over other products, in that its ingredients actually help to reduce melanin production. Although you need to prepare yourself for some downtime, if you’re a lifelong pigmentation sufferer, you will know the possibility of having smooth and clear skin far outweighs the short downtime. cosmelan ® uses kojic acid (KA), which is a natural chelation agent. This KA complex is partnered with a high antioxidant vitamin complex, which can help the skin look rejuvenated and renewed, and diminish the appearance of age spots and pigmentation. A vegetable extract complex is used to hydrate and soothe the skin. Notably, cosmelan ® also includes an exfoliating agent to help accelerate the natural renewal of the skin’s upper layers and further reduce the appearance of age spots. The cosmelan ® Professional Treatment affords an effective and fast track solution to the clearance of melasma pigmentation. CBM WHERE TO GET IT cosmelan is available at select skin clinics across Australia. For stockists, visit www. advancedcosmeceuticals.com.au or call 1800 242 011 What to expect The cosmelan ® treatment consists of two phases and it is imperative both be used according to the directions to achieve complete success. Phase 1 – in the clinic The cosmelan ® 1 mask is applied in the clinic and left on the skin for a period of time, which is determined by the professional according to your skin colour and type. This is usually around 8-12 hours. Phase 2 – home maintenance The mask is removed at home with warm water and followed by an application of melan recovery. cosmelan ® 2 maintenance cream is applied at home according to the recommended protocol of the professional. The objective of this highly effective maintenance cream is to help the continued brightening of the complexion, while restoring luminosity. Follow daily with melan recovery and mesoprotech ® melan 130 pigment control. Peeling of the treated skin begins in approximately 48-72 hours and lasts about three days. hydra-vital factor k is provided for multiple applications during the day and night. Follow up is in 7-10 days and the cosmelan ® home maintenance program must be adhered to for effective results.
skin Deep Skin hydrafacial results in such smooth and radiant skin It may well be the only facial you’ll ever want again! The HydraFacial is no ordinary facial. It incorporates spa therapy with medical technology to create truly exceptional skin revitalisation results. It’s a facial cleanse, microdermabrasion, skin resurfacing treatment and antioxidant boost i n one quick, easy and pleasant skincare session. Suitable for all skin types, the HydraFacial improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, congested and enlarged pores, oily or acne prone skin, hyper-pigmentation and brown spots. Each treatment noticeably decongests and shrinks pores, and plumps the skin with antioxidant and hyaluronic acid infusions. Even the most sensitive skin can benefit from a HydraFacial treatment. The skincare professional conducts a comprehensive skin evaluation and sensitivity test, then chooses the specific serums to customise the treatment for your unique skin conditions and needs. In addition to helping problem skin, the HydraFacial can be used to revive dull, dehydrated or lifeless complexions. Best of all, it is suitable for women and men of all ages and requires no downtime. Immediately after a HydraFacial the skin looks and feels dewy and gently plumped. Fine to moderate lines are smoother and less visible, and there is a notable glow or radiance from the complexion. Makeup is easier to apply, which is what makes this treatment so great to have before an important social event. With repeated treatments over time, the skin not only looks healthier, but behaves better – congested skin settles down, pore size reduces, texture and tone improve, and pigmentation becomes more even. While totally non-invasive, relaxing and gentle, the HydraFacial remains amazingly effective. Its results are not only seen on the skin’s surface, but also in the machine’s waste jar, where the dirt and dead skin cell detritus is collected and can be viewed after treatment. CBM WHERE TO GET IT To find a HydraFacial practitioner in your area, visit www.likeyourlook.com.au www.cosbeauty.com.au 59