CosBeauty Magazine #94

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CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty.
In this issue:
- Professional makeup hacks
- DIY party hair
- 30+ products for that perfect sunless tan
- The 2022 guide to face tweakments
- The rise of the celebrity beauty brand
- Our Christmas gift guide

COSBEAUTY

ISSUE 94 NOV-JAN 2022

Get

ready

to party!

PRO MAKEUP

HACKS

DIY PARTY HAIR

30+

PRODUCTS

TO GIVE YOU

A SUNKISSED

GLOW

THE

2022

GUIDE TO

FACE

TWEAKMENTS

THE RISE OF THE

celebrity

beauty

brand

World’s

best

wellness

destinations

a time

for

giving

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continuum. Clear + Brilliant helps prevent and address early signs of ageing, resulting in a

brighter, more even skin tone. Treatments are comfortable, fast, effective and suitable for

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REGULARS

10 Editor’s Letter

12 Beauty Insider

136 Ed’s Faves

FEATURES

24 The rise & rise of celebrity

beauty brands

We delve inside the lucrative

world of celebrity beauty

brands and whether they’re

worth the hype.

88 Diary of a blepharoplasty

Ever wondered what it’s

like to have eyelid surgery?

This patient documents her

eyelid surgery experience –

from consultation to

pre-month post surgery.

94 Cosmetic surgery & the

Zoom boom

Lockdowns and the new

wfh culture have prompted a

big shift in how we view our

own beauty.

98 The 2022 guide to the most

popular face treatments &

tweakments

BEAUTY

40 Summertime skincare

Summer is for sunshine and

swimming but for our skin it

can mean pigmentation and

DNA damage. Dermatologist

Dr Burcu Kim shares how we

can prepare our skin for the

summer sun onslaught.

62 Pro makeup tips from a

celebrity MUA

Chantelle Baker, celeb makeup

artist for L’Oréal Paris, shares her

expert tips and tricks to enhance

your natural beauty – plus our

fave new makeup crushes.

70 How to style your hair like a pro

This year’s best hair care and

hair tools for next-level salonrivalling

styles.

82 Endless summer

Get set to ‘summerise’ your

beauty routine with our

all-star line-up of self-tanners

and bronzers.

116 Christmas gift guide 2021

No matter who you need to buy a

gift for this holiday season, we’ve

got you covered. If you end up

spoiling yourself in the process,

that’s okay too!


WELLNESS

104 World’s best spas

Mute the video call and

ditch the trackies, destination

vacays are back on the

agenda! Here are the world’s

top wellness destination

resorts to get your inspiration

board started.

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From the

EDITOR

Spring has always been a time of hope and this year, after many experiencing

lockdown and isolation, this sentiment feels especially true. As restrictions have

eased, life is gradually returning to some kind of normal. But while some things

remain the same, lockdown has irrevocably changed many aspects of our lives, and

this includes our beauty and skincare rituals and how we view ourselves – literally.

For most of 2021, video calls replaced in-person interactions and with this came increased

scrutiny of our physical appearance. A recent survey (page 94) of Australians reveals that

we have become more critical of our appearance in the past 12 months due to digital

interactions, and it’s not hard to imagine this is happening globally. In addition to looking

‘tired’, ‘drawn’ and ‘older’, the study shows that, thanks to camera angles prompting a new

perspective, we’re also focused on our double chins, drooping jowls and less-than-chiseled

jawlines. So if you’re one of the 48% who are planning to have some ‘tweakments’, our

2022 guide to the most popular face treatments on page 98 – from anti-wrinkle injections to

thread lifts – will help you navigate your options.

Beauty as self-care has had a huge moment throughout the pandemic, and it’s not going

anywhere. A simple beauty and skincare routine are tangible acts of self-care that can help

reduce stress and lift us out of a funk. With the mercury rising, on page 40 we speak with

dermatologist Dr Bercu Kim on how to prep our skin and update our skincare ‘wardrobe’

for summer.

We’re also gearing up for the festive season (remember parties?!). On page 70 we have all

the gadgets and gizmos to style your hair like a pro, and on page 62 we chat with L’Oreal

Paris celebrity MUA Chantelle Baker who shares her go-to makeup tips and tricks to put

your best face forward (and we share our favourite products to achieve it!). We also deep-dive

into the fascinating world of celebrity beauty brands (page 24) and whether they really live

up to the hype.

Now that international borders are opening up for many of us, it’s time to tick off some

bucket list items. On page 104 we set the scene for your next overseas vacay – using Conde

Naste Traveller’s top wellness destination resorts of 2021 as inspiration. Enjoy!

Issue 94

Nov – Jan 2022

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

MEDIK8 LAUNCHES NEW

SOLUTION TO PIGMENTATION

Do you have areas of hyperpigmentation,

age spots or uneven

skin tone? Oxy-R Peptides, the latest

science-backed product to join the

Medik8 Peptide Family, offers new

hope for an even-toned complexion.

The key ingredient is 1%

oxyresveratrol, which has been

shown to be 33 times more effective

than kojic acid at blocking tyrosinase

(the main enzyme in melanin

production) and 45 times more

effective than resveratrol.

Read our full article on this

impressive new product on page 36.

RRP: $124 for 2 x 10ml bottles

Where to buy: Available at

www.Medik8.com.au and Medik8

clinics throughout Australia

NEW LAUNCH FOR SKINSTITUT

Skinstitut launches Expert, a new

dermatologist-endorsed anti-ageing

skincare range for proven results.

Expert earns its name not just

from the brand’s strong links to the

professional skincare industry but

because it is formulated alongside

their Medical Advisory Committee,

made up of leading Australian

dermatologists and skin specialists.

The skinstitut Expert range features

four unique active complexes and

signature, hard-working antioxidants

such as Australian Native Kakadu

Plum, Niacinamide, Hyaluronic

Acid and Retinol, that are proven to

provide targeted and real results.

Recommended for ages 35+,

skinstitut Expert targets multiple signs

of ageing through redensifying and

recontouring the skin with potent

ingredients that help to lift and

firm. The high-performance range is

formulated to achieve a youthful

glow by reducing the appearance

of lines and wrinkles and improving

skin texture.

The new range includes expertly

formulated products at a winning

price point of under $99.

Where to buy: Available at

www.skinstitut.com, Laser Clinics

Australia and selected online retailers.

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FIND YOUR PERFECT SHADE OF RED

On the quest for the perfect red lip?

Clinique Pop Reds has made it easier

than ever. No more trial by fire-engine

red or crimson rose to find the ideal hue,

thank you very much!

The new custom-fit collection – which

can be used as both a lipstick or cream

blush – is based on Clinique’s proprietary

algorithm, Clinique Shade Match

Science, to find your just-right shade of

red. The collection includes seven shades

created to complement each individual’s

skin tone and undertone. RRP: $40

Where to buy: www.clinique.com.au,

Myer, David Jones, Mecca, Sephora,

Adore Beauty and selected Terry White

and independent pharmacies.

SKINMTX LAUNCHES IN AUSTRALIA

With a slew of international awards under

its belt, we’re excited to get our hands

(and faces) on SkinMTX, dermatologicalgrade

skincare known for its groundbreaking

innovation.

The hero product, TeloZyme Youth

Activator, is a serum based on the Nobel

Prize-winning discovery of telomeres and

how the deterioration of this part of the

DNA structure accelerates cell ageing.

What makes this product so special is

that it is formulated to target the integrity

of telomeres for younger-looking skin

from within.

To read more about telomeres and the

SkinMTX range, turn to page 52.

Where to buy: www.skinmtx.com.au and

select clinics.

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BIOMIMIC SKINCARE + SKINDNA

= PERSONALISED DNA-BASED

SKINCARE

From the founders of SkinDNA,

the world’s most popular skin

DNA testing technology, comes

BIOMIMIC skincare, an Aussie brand

that has created a simple skincare

solution personalised for each user,

at an affordable price point.

Made in small batches right here

in Australia, the range offers two

essentials and six booster treatments

that target different skin concerns.

Though you can purchase BIOMIMIC

products on their own, they’re

designed to work in conjunction

with a SkinDNA genetic test, which

analyses the 12 skin functions of

your DNA profile and provides

you with a personalised report on

the ingredients, supplements and

professional treatments most suited

to your DNA profile and hereditary

predispositions to ageing.

‘We all want healthy, youthfullooking

skin but not everyone

understands the complexities of

their skin genetics, and how the

wrong product selection, coupled

with hereditary predispositions,

could be costing you money on

skincare that simply won’t work for

you,’ explains Stefan Mazy, founder

of SkinDNA and BIOMIMIC.

Mazy, who has dedicated his

entire career to understanding the

role that genetics plays in skin health

and ageing and, subsequently, the

scientific advancement of predictive

ageing, says that BIOMIMIC is the

result of over a decade of research.

‘I designed BIOMIMIC with one

mission: to provide an easy-to-use

and targeted solution to address

the five main skin ageing pathways

we analyse in a SkinDNA test:

sun damage and pigmentation,

wrinkling, free radical damage,

skin sensitivity, as well as firmness

and elasticity.

‘I truly believe that skincare

doesn’t have to be complex, so it

was important to me that BIOMIMIC

included only the products you

absolutely need and none that you

don’t. The result is a personalised

skincare routine for every user,

where each product has been

carefully developed for maximum

absorption, so your skin can feel the

full benefits.’

RRP: BIOMIMIC Essentials: $59;

Boosters: $69, SkinDNA Genetic

Test: $249

Where to buy:

www.biomimicskincare.com

SAY HELLO TO 100%

PLANT-BASED HAIR COLOUR

Launched in 2021 by ethical hair

care company BRITE, Naturally

Brite is an exciting new range of

100% plant-based hair dye infused

with conditioning henna. The

innovative offering is an industryfirst

and is suitable for every hair

type and texture.

Free from any nasties, the range

is set to revolutionise at-home

hair colouring, lockdown or not.

Naturally Brite’s hero ingredient

is a luxurious conditioning henna

that not only enhances colour but

also helps to repair hair damage,

improve follicle health and restore

strand strength.

Naturally Brite is available

in three shades including Dark

Brown, Black and Copper Rose.

The collection is natural, clean and

free from ammonia, bleach and

peroxide. BRITE’s specially curated

formula is vegan, cruelty-free and

accredited by PETA – meaning

you’re not only being kind to your

hair but also the planet! RRP: $15

Where to buy: Woolworths and

https://briteorganix.com

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SUSANNE KAUFMANN

ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE RETAIL

PARTNERSHIP WITH MECCA

SUSANNE KAUFMANN have

been pioneers in sustainable,

natural skincare since 2003. The

brand combines founder Susanne

Kaufmann’s expertise in natural

ingredients and skincare philosophy

with her values for innovation and

sustainable living. The powerful,

natural formulas are hand finished

in the Austrian alpine region of

Bregenzerwald, home to Kaufmann

and her family for generations.

The range is created using

only the finest plants and

botanicals, carefully chosen for

their efficacy and skin affinity, as

well as pioneering sustainable

manufacturing methods. From

effective, targeted skincare

treatments to soothing body care

and bath rituals, the products are

both rooted in nature and based

on science, using advanced bio

technologies while also following

Kaufmann’s founding principle

of results-focused beauty and a

holistic approach to wellbeing.

‘It is a pleasure to partner with

MECCA to bring our joint vision

for the brand to life. The MECCA

customer is certainly one of

the most well-informed beauty

shoppers in the world, so it is a

pleasure to unearth the unique

qualities and proven results of the

SUSANNE KAUFMANN skincare

range with their partnership,’ says

Jessica Clark, CEO at SUSANNE

KAUFMANN.

Where to buy: online and in store

at MECCA www.mecca.com.au/

susanne-kaufmann/

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Each time a

woman stands

up for herself,

she stands up

for all women.

Maya

Angelou


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Avoiding danger

is no safer in the

long run than

outright exposure.

The fearful are

caught as often

as the bold.

Helen

Keller

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The question

isn’t who’s going

to let me; it’s

who’s going to

stop me.

Ayn Rand

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Albert

Einstein

credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com


The woman who

follows the crowd

will usually go no

further than the

crowd. The woman

who walks alone

is likely to find

herself in places

no one has ever

been before.

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FEATURE

TheRISE

& RISE of

CELEBRITY

BEAUTY

BRANDS

REMEMBER WHEN EVERY CELEB HAD

A SIGNATURE SCENT? WELL, NOW

THEY’VE GOT ENTIRE PRODUCT LINES.

WE DELVE INSIDE THE LUCRATIVE WORLD

OF CELEBRITY BEAUTY BRANDS AND

WHETHER THEY’RE WORTH THE HYPE.

Elizabeth Taylor started it, Iman reigned supreme in the 90s,

Kylie Jenner made US$420 million in her first 18 months and

now ScarJo and Halsey are giving it a red-hot go. Even if it

wasn’t spelled out in the headline, you’d know in a heartbeat

we’re talking about celebrity beauty brands.

Celebs have long been walking and talking endorsements and

ambassadors for fashion and beauty brands, monetising their fame

by being the face of a product or campaign. But it appears this is no

longer enough for these beauty-preneurs – they are now creating

their own successful beauty brands in rapid succession.

The phenomenal success of these brands isn’t just because of their

name on the label – these products have some serious research and

science to back them. The epic rise of social media-led brands is also

a dominant factor in their rise to the top, dramatically changing the

traditional beauty landscape and how we consume beauty products.

We take a look at some of the best-known celebrity beauty lines

and offer a sneak peek at what’s to come.


FENTY BEAUTY

& FENTY SKIN

RIHANNA

When Fenty Beauty first launched in 2017,

it boasted $100 million in sales in its first

few weeks. More than just a cosmetics

brand, Fenty Beauty represents a

movement. The brand differentiated itself

not only with its cofounder, but also with its

dedication to diversity. Rihanna’s decision to

include 40 shades of foundation in her first

collection highlighted the limited nature of

existing makeup ranges and further fuelled

the ongoing debate around restrictive

beauty ideals.

‘Fenty Beauty was created for everyone,’

the singer and business mogul explained.

‘For women of all shades, personalities,

attitudes, cultures and races. I wanted

everyone to feel included. That’s the real

reason I made this line.’

In 2020 Fenty Skin was also added to the

beauty maven’s empire, and it has gone

on to become the blockbuster business

that Fenty Beauty is. The inclusivity ethos is

carried across to Fenty Skin, with the range

aiming to cater to everyone.

Fenty Skin is unsurprisingly designed to

complement Fenty Beauty makeup and has

been tested on all skin types and tones to

work seamlessly. Riri has prioritised clean

formulas that are also oil-free, vegan and

gluten free, with care for the coral reefs in

mind. The packaging is earth-conscious:

Think more recyclable materials and smart

refillable packs that feel luxurious.

According to Forbes, Rihanna is now

officially a billionaire, with a net worth of

US$1.7 billion. This makes her the richest

female musician in the world – with Fenty

Beauty and Fenty Skin making up the bulk of

her wealth.

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KORA ORGANICS

MIRANDA KERR

FEATURE

One of the OG beauty entrepreneurs,

since 2009 Victoria’s Secret Angelturned-mogul

Miranda Kerr has been

keeping our beauty bags stocked with

her KORA Organics skincare range. As

the names suggests, KORA Organics

works with certified organic ingredients

to provide nourishment for the skin.

The range launched in Sephora in

the US in 2017 and has retail partners in

more than 25 countries. Kora Organics

has helped her earn an estimated net

worth of $52 million, according to the

Australian Financial Review.

Kerr was one of the first to market

wellness beauty: how mind, body, and

skin are connected. Since its launch, all

KORA Organics products are not only

“clean” but also certified organic, a

rarity in the beauty industry back then

then and even now.

KYLIE COSMETICS

KYLIE JENNER

As the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, in

2016 Kylie Jenner leveraged her fame to create one of the most

bankable brands in the beauty industry, Kylie Cosmetics. After

sending fans into a frenzy with her now legendary lip kits, Kylie

expanded her range to include eyeshadow palettes (Kyshadows),

concealers, highlighters (Kylighters) and makeup brushes.

The products consistently sell out within minutes and, within the

first 18 months of the brand’s launch, Kylie raked in a staggering

US$420 million in retail sales alone.

Just two years later, in 2018, her Kylie Cosmetics company was

worth an estimated US$900 million, and she is the youngest person

to appear on the annual ranking of America’s Richest Self-Made

Women by Forbes (she’s since garnered a net worth of $1 billion).

In 2019, she sold 51% of the company to Coty for $600 million.

Why is Kylie Cosmetics so popular? Perhaps because she’s the

ultimate influencer who understands the power of the personal

brand and the psyche of Millennials and Gen Z-ers, or maybe it’s

just because the products really are as great as her sales are.

Piggy-backing the overwhelming success of her cosmetics

brand, in 2019 Kylie released six basic skincare products under a

new brand Kylie Skin. It’s cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free, paraben

and sulfate-free and suitable for all skin types – and comes in

on-point Gen Z pink packaging.


GOOP

GWYNETH

PALTROW

Editorial credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com

While not strictly a beauty brand,

Goop deserves a special mention for

its transformation of the upwardly

mobile wellness space. Gwyneth

Paltrow launched Goop back in 2008

as a newsletter hawking her favourite

healthy recipes and face creams

and she has since turned it into an

internationally recognised wellness

and lifestyle empire valued at more

than US$250 million.

Goop offers avant-garde wellness

advice, fabulously decadent travel

recommendations, and a curated

shop of clean beauty, fashion and

home goods that you may need a

second mortgage for.

The brand has courted controversy

from the start, usually to do with

unsubstantiated health advice, such

as walking barefoot to cure insomnia

or sleeping with jade eggs in your

lady parts, or getting stung by bees

to improve your skin.

One of the more entertaining

lawsuits is over a US$75 candle called

This Smells Like My Vagina, which

reportedly “exploded” in a Texas

man’s bedroom.

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FEATURE

FLOWER BEAUTY

DREW BARRYMORE

At the other end of the accessibility spectrum

is Flower Beauty by Drew Barrymore, which has

become an international cult beauty brand.

Launched in Australia in 2019 (after years of success

under its belt in the US), Flower Beauty offers highquality

ingredients and premium packaging with an

affordable price tag.

‘I’ve also been in a makeup chair since I was 6

years old and had the fortune of working with the

icons of the beauty industry, so learning, being in

love with products, pigments, brands, companies,

and just being a constant student of makeup,’ she

told Business Insider.

RARE BEAUTY

SELENA GOMEZ

Started in 2020 in the US, Selena Gomez’s Rare

Beauty amassed US$60 million in revenue in its

first year and a current Instagram following of 2.7

million. This pigment-popping brand is vegan and

cruelty-free with a mission to cater to every skin

colour and be gender inclusive.

The singer has spoken openly about her mental

health and body image struggles in the past, and

gives 1% of all sales to the Rare Impact Fund,

which provides mental health services with a

focus on those in underserved communities. She

also wants the clean makeup brand to represent

inclusivity in every way possible.

‘Rare Beauty is about accepting who you are

– and finding the beauty in your imperfections,’

she said in an IG post. ‘Rare Beauty is more

than a beauty brand. Our mission is to shape

conversations around beauty, self-acceptance, and

mental health. We will work to help people get

more access to support and services. We want to

help people feel more authentically connected to

one another and less alone in this world.’


THE HONEST COMPANY

JESSICA ALBA

Inspired by the birth of her first child, Honor, and

her own history of childhood illness, actress turned

entrepreneur Jessica Alba founded her wellness

business The Honest Company in 2012, which she

followed with Honest Beauty three years later.

This non-toxic line of beauty and haircare

products has been created without parabens

and phthalates. ‘I founded The Honest Company

because I wanted safe, effective products that

perform,’ the business mogul shared. ‘After all, you

shouldn’t have to choose between what works and

what’s good for you.’

The Honest Company experienced amazing

growth in its first year of operation, reaching US$12

million and a valuation of $1 billion in 2015. As

of May 2021, it’s now listed on the Nasdaq stock

exchange, one of the first ‘celebrity stocks’ to go

public and with an initial market value of around

US$2.1 billion. Honesty definitely pays off!

Editorial credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com

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FEATURE

JLO BEAUTY

JENNIFER LOPEZ

Apparently it’s not just good genes

and olive oil that help you defy ageing

– it’s also JLo Beauty.

JLo Beauty launched in the US on

January 1, 2021 in Sephora and on

jlobeauty.com with skincare products,

a skincare-makeup hybrid and a

dietary supplement – all formulated

with extra virgin olive oil, of course, as

well as squalene, fermented oil and

leaf extract to achieve the hallmark

‘JLo Glow’.

In a quote from the gravity-defyer,

herself: ‘Our tagline is, ‘Beauty has

no expiration date ® ’ because to me,

ageless isn’t just a mindset — you

can feel youthful at any age and feel

great, not just great for 50. The goal

was to create luxurious but accessible

skincare you can afford to use daily

and products that follow you

through life.’

According to WWD.com, industry

sources estimated the collection

would generate US$15 million in sales

in its first three months on the market.

This ain’t JLo’s first rodeo – she

recently released her 25th fragrance,

‘Promise’. Her fragrance line has

earned her a cool $2 billion in sales

since 2002.


HAUS LABORATORIES

LADY GAGA

Lady Gaga and a makeup line – now that’s a nobrainer!

Who better to launch a makeup range

other than the queen of pop (and avant-garde

looks) herself? Haus Laboratories was launched

in September 2019 and is vegan and crueltyfree.

With the mesmerising colour palettes and

finishes you’d expect from Lady Gaga, this is

one fun makeup line!

‘I’m so grateful that makeup inspired a

bravery in me I didn’t know I had. I’ve come to

accept that I discovered my beauty by having

the ability to invent myself and transform,’ said

the Lady herself in an IG post.

With only two years in the beauty business,

Haus Laboratories has already generated

US$140 million in revenue.

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FEATURE

END OF AN ERA;

KKW BEAUTY

SHUTTING DOWN

In July 2021, Kim Kardashian

announced that was shutting down

KKW Beauty in order to relaunch the

line under a ‘completely new brand’.

‘To our loyal customers, it all started

with a contour kit and expanded to

eyes, lips, body and many incredible

collections over the past four years,’

she said in an IG post. On August

1st at midnight we will be shutting

down the KKWBeauty.com site so

that we can come back to you under

a completely new brand with new

formulas that are more modern,

innovative, and packaged in an

elevated and sustainable new look.’

Like her lil sis Kylie, the OG

Kardashian sister catapulted off

her fame and immense following

to create KKW Beauty, leveraging

influence and social media reach to

sell US$14 million worth of makeup

on her first day of sales, according to

the Business of Fashion.

‘With social media you can have

a direct-to-consumer brand and if

you market yourself and promote it

the right way you can have a really

successful business, something I don’t

think people thought was possible

five years ago,’ the reality star said at

the 2018 Business of Fashion summit.

The brand started with a single

contour kit in 2017 and grew to

an estimated valuation of US$100

million. We can only assume Kim’s

‘completely new brand’ will reach the

same cult status.

Rumour has it separate beauty and

skincare lines from Kendall Jenner

(beauty) and Kris Jenner (skincare) are

also nigh… Watch this space!

MOST BANKABLE CELEBRITY BRANDS

Research by Cosmetify.com in 2021 has revealed the wealthiest celebrity

beauty brands in the world.

Celebrity Brand Revenue (USD)

Rihanna Fenty Beauty $5,000,000,000

Jessica Alba The Honest Company $300,500,000

Kylie Jenner Kylie Cosmetics $200,000,000

Lady Gaga Haus Laboratories $140,000,000

Kim Kardashian KKW Beauty $100,000,000

Selena Gomez Rare Beauty $60,000,000

Gwyneth Paltrow Goop $45,000,000


PERFUME: THE OG OF

CELEB BEAUTY BRANDS

Fragrances hold special places in our hearts, and some of the

most iconic are from red carpet A-listers.

One of the original celebrity perfumers, Elizabeth Taylor’s

release of ‘White Diamonds’ in 1991 has earned a cool

US$1 billion in sales – and inspired generations of celebrities to

jump on board the scent train, which reached fever pitch in the

90s and early Naughties.

Back in 2002, everyone was buying JLo’s ‘Glow’ (and

contributing to its $300 million in sales in the first year), and then

dabbled in a bit of Britney’s ‘Curious’ a couple of years later.

Our allegiance to these sweet-smelling A-listers remains

strong – Kim Kardashian sold $10 million of her perfume line

‘Crystal’ in its first day on the market in 2017, $1 million of which

occurred in the first hour. More than 300,000 units were sold

without customers ever even smelling the scents, highlighting

the sheer marketing power of Kimmy K.

Years in

operation

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NEW&NOTABLE

FEATURE

SCARLETT JOHANSEN

Slated to launch in the US in early 2022,

ScarJo is the latest beauty entrepreneur

to hit the scene. We don’t know too

much about it right now, including the

official name, but expect it to be riding

the self-care trend.

‘Several years ago, I took a step back

from my beauty deals with the goal of

creating something true to me,’ the

actress said in a press statement. ‘The

result is a clean, accessible approach

to beauty.’

Former Juicy Couture exec cofounder

Kate Foster has said this won’t

be just another celebrity beauty brand

but instead ‘fill a void in the market and

address a true consumer need’.

We’re curious to know which void

hasn’t been filled in this busy market,

but if anyone can do it, it’s Scarlett

Johansson!

Editorial credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com

ARIANA GRANDE

Pop icon and vocal vegan Ariana Grande

is set to drop her first makeup line any

day now – joining her lucrative fragrance

business.

Named r.e.m beauty, the vegan line will

be released in curated drops, with the first

launch all about eyes. ‘They’re our main

storytellers and sources of communication,’

Grande told Allure. ‘I feel like you can

emote more with your eyes than you

can articulate sometimes.’

Known for her winged

cat-eye look, r.e.m beauty

will feature a variety

of eyeliners, liquid eye

shadows, glittery shadow

toppers and mascara.


Editorial credit: Cubankite / Shutterstock.com

HALSEY

In 2021, the Grammy-Award winning artist

launched her own vegan makeup line, About-

Face. On her Instagram page, Halsey wrote: ‘Many

of you may already know that I have done my

own makeup for concerts, red carpets, magazine

covers, and music videos alike for a long time. It is

one of my greatest loves, but I have always stood

firm in the belief that makeup is about feeling cool

– not looking perfect. I have worked tirelessly on

this for years with an incredible team and I hope

you feel my DNA all over it.’

HAILEY BIEBER

Rumours are swirling in the beauty world that Hailey Bieber

is about to enter the market. The model filed a trademark for

‘Rhode’, after her middle name, in February 2021 which will

focus on skincare and wellness.

While we can’t wait to emulate her mirror-like skin, time will

tell when this brand will be launched. She’s previously filed

similar trademarks, including Bieber Beauty back in 2019, that

haven’t come to fruition. CBM

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SKIN

The new

pigmentation

triple threat

INTRODUCING OXY-R PEPTIDES, MEDIK8’S NEW PATENTED,

HIGH-STRENGTH OXYRESVERATROL BRIGHTENING

SOLUTION FOR PIGMENTATION AND UNEVEN SKIN TONE.

Uneven skin tone? We’ve got you

covered! Medik8’s Oxy-R Peptides is

a new brightening peptide solution

which helps tackle pigmentation from three

different angles, helping to fade the appearance

of skin discolouration and unveil visibly

brighter, more even-toned skin.

Oxyresveratrol is at the heart of the Oxy-R

Peptides formula, an antioxidant that boasts

potent brightening and anti-inflammatory

properties. One of Oxyresveratrol’s main

benefits is its ability to help inhibit tyrosinase,

the main enzyme responsible for melanin

production. Studies* have shown oxyresveratrol

is 33 times more effective in inhibiting

tyrosinase production than kojic acid and 45

times more effective than resveratrol.

Oxyresveratrol is highly unstable, which

makes Oxy-R Peptides even more groundbreaking

– for the first time ever, Medik8 have

stabilised it at an ultra-high concentration of

1%, delivering the highest available strength on

the market.


Science 101:

WHAT ARE PEPTIDES?

Peptides are short chains of amino acids, linked

together by peptide bonds. There are 20 different

naturally-occurring amino acids, which can be linked

together in any order to give millions of different

peptide combinations. Our skin is naturally overflowing

with different kinds of proteins and peptides, including

some of the most important, collagen and elastin,

which are both responsible for retaining the skin’s

natural strength, resilience and suppleness.

When applied to the skin, peptides can act as

chemical messengers, communicating with cells to

perform a specific function and triggering a response in

the skin. They give your skin a specific instruction to do

‘something’, and that ‘something’ entirely depends on

what order your amino acids are in. Every peptide has

a unique superpower to target different skin concerns,

including fine lines and wrinkles, lost volume, dull and

uneven skin tone, pigmentation, and to help combat

Advanced Glycation End (AGE) product formation, a

metabolic process that damages collagen in the body.

TARGETS PIGMENTATION

IN 3 WAYS

Alongside oxyresveratrol, Oxy-R Peptides

contains two additional powerful

brightening peptides. Tetrapeptide-30

is a peptide that helps to interrupt the

pathways that lead to discolourations and

uneven skin tone, while Acetyl Glycyl

Beta-Alanine helps to inhibit the transport

of melanin to the skin, where the

overproduction of pigment become visible

on the complexion.

Combined with oxyresveratrol, this

powerhouse trio offers new hope to

pigmentation sufferers.

The 1% oxyresveratrol solution is stored

in a patented preservation system in the

lid of the bottle until it is plunged into the

rest of the formula using ‘click to activate’

packaging. To further ensure maximum

freshness, Medki8 have also split the

formula into two 10ml bottles.

Lightweight and silky in texture with an

innovative formula and delivery system,

Oxy-R Peptides will help visibly brighten,

improve clarity and work to combat all

types of hyperpigmentation concerns on

all skin tones.

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SKIN

Q&A

with

Daniel Isaacs

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AT MEDIK8

WHY DOES MEDIK8

FOCUS ON PEPTIDES?

One of the frontrunners in cuttingedge

skincare science, peptides

are proven to be truly powerful in

targeting many different skin concerns.

At Medik8, we have harnessed the

many different powers of peptides

in our Peptide Family of products.

We have designed the range to be

the perfect addition to our proven

CSA philosophy (vitamin C and

sunscreen by day, vitamin A by night)

to transform your CSA foundation

into a bespoke routine made especially

for you.

WHY ARE PEPTIDES

IMPORTANT IN A

SKINCARE ROUTINE?

Peptides might be in the spotlight for

their incredible skin plumping powers,

but peptides are way more than a

one-trick pony. Each peptide has a

different action on the skin. Not just

for skin ageing but also for tackling

skin dullness, hyperpigmentation, antiglycation,

moisturising the skin and

much more. We wanted to harness

as many different peptide powers as

possible in our new Peptide Family.

The ideal addition to your CSA

routine, our full range of innovative

peptide combinations can help to

support many different skin concerns.

WHO ARE THEY

BEST FOR?

Anyone who is looking to improve

their general overall skin condition

or target specific skin concerns,

such as skin ageing, dullness,

hyperpigmentation or just improve

overall hydration.

HOW ARE THEY

BEST DELIVERED TO

THE SKIN?

Peptides can be quite large molecules

and can benefit from additional help

getting where they need to be in

the skin. Many of our peptides are

conjugated to fatty acids to make them

more oil-soluble and help them to

penetrate deeper into the skin. In our

Liquid Peptides formula, we also use

a drone-delivery system to help deliver

our peptides where they need to go

in the skin.

We recommend using peptides

alongside a CSA skincare routine

(vitamin C and sunscreen by day,

vitamin A by night).

HOW CAN

PROFESSIONALS

INCORPORATE THEM

INTO TREATMENTS?

At Medik8 we utilise our best

technology across our retail and

professional offerings. Many of

our facials include our best peptide

products. For instance, our Clarity

Facial contains both Clarity Peptides

and Bakuchiol Peptides and, depending

on the clients’ needs, our professional

therapists have the option to use Liquid

Peptides within our facials.

WHAT’S NEW IN PEPTIDE

RESEARCH?

A really interesting and innovative

peptide that is in our latest launch,

Oxy-R Peptides, is Tetrapeptide-30. It

works to help interrupt the pathways

that lead to discolourations and uneven

skin tone and will help visibly brighten,

improve clarity and combat all types of

hyperpigmentation concerns.

* Y M Kim et al, Oxyresveratrol and Hydroxystilbene

Compounds, Journal of Biological Cehmistry, 2002,

277(18) pp16340-4

WHERE

TO GET IT

Medik8 Oxy-R Peptides,

$124, 2x10ml – available at

www.medik8.com.au and Medik8

clinics throughout Australia.


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SKIN


Summertime

SKINCARE

SUMMER IS FOR SUNSHINE,

SWIMMING AND BEACH

HAIR, BUT FOR OUR SKIN IT

CAN MEAN PIGMENTATION,

DEHYDRATION AND DNA

DAMAGE. WE CHAT WITH

SPECIALIST DERMATOLOGIST

DR BURCU KIM ABOUT HOW WE

CAN PREPARE OUR SKIN FOR

THE SUMMER SUN ONSLAUGHT.

The skin you’re in is a complex, multifunctioning

organ, constantly renewing

and adapting to environmental assaults

and hormonal changes. And that’s why

it’s important to switch up your skincare routine

and products as the seasons change and give it a

helping hand.

If your skin tends to freak out as the mercury

begins to soar and humidity levels rise, there are

measures you can take to keep it happy.

We asked Sydney dermatologist Dr Burcu Kim

(drburcukim.com) what transitional skincare really

means and why it’s so important.

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Q&A with

Dr Burcu Kim

SKIN

DO WE NEED TO LIGHTEN

UP OUR SKINCARE

ROUTINES IN SUMMER?

Yes, especially if your skin is oily or

acne-prone. The heat and humidity of

the warmer months, when combined

with thick and occlusive products,

can clog your pores and contribute

to acne and inflammation. It is best

to switch to lighter formulations in

summer and make sure your makeup

products are non-comedogenic or

oil-free.

SHOULD WE BE

EXFOLIATING MORE OR

LESS IN SUMMER?

It’s best not to overdo it with

exfoliation at any time of the year.

Generally, I would recommend

exfoliating two to three times a week

for normal skin. If your skin is prone

to acne and on the oily side, you

can try exfoliating a little bit more in

summer. Conversely, if your skin is

prone to dryness and irritation, which

is more often the case in winter, then

you should exfoliate less.

Another thing to consider is

that we tend to spend more time

outdoors in the sun, and the AHAs

/ BHAs that we use to exfoliate can

make skin more sensitive to sunlight.

Remember to apply sunscreen and

moisturise to help mitigate any sunsensitivity

and irritation.

HOW CAN WE KEEP SKIN

HYDRATED WITHOUT

BEING OILY?

It’s important to keep moisturising

your skin even during the warmer

months, however it is best to

switch to a lighter formulation. The

combination of heat, sweat and oil

with occlusive skincare products

and makeup can lead to breakouts.

Lighter formations include gel-cream

moisturisers, or simply opt for a

hyaluronic acid serum under your SPF.

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally

occurring ingredient which is

classified as a humectant – a

substance that retains moisture and

is capable of binding over 1,000

times its weight in water. As such,

it is a key ingredient to look for in

your moisturiser. L’Oréal Paris has

recently launched the True Match

Nude Plumping Tinted Serum which

includes the plumping power of

1% hyaluronic acid. This is a great

product to add to your summer

beauty routine to help keep your

skin hydrated.

WHY DOES

PIGMENTATION SEEM

MORE PROMINENT IN

SUMMER? HOW CAN

WE HELP TO REVERSE

CUMULATIVE SUN

DAMAGE?

There are many different reasons

we might have pigmentation on our

face, however the greatest enemy

is UV radiation. Your epidermis

contains cells called melanocytes that

store and produce pigment known

as melanin. These melanocytes

produce more melanin in response

to UV radiation. With increased

sun exposure, pigmentation often

gets worse in summer. Wearing a

physical sunblock, such as zinc oxide,


helps to block visible light which

can contribute to pigmentation.

It should be applied daily and

reapplied every two hours, and

used in conjunction with other sunprotective

measures such as wearing

a hat and seeking shade.

With regards to reversing

cumulative sun damage, there

is nothing that will completely

reverse sun damage and that’s why

prevention is critical. The numberone

ingredient I always recommend

is sunscreen.

Antioxidants such as resveratrol

and Vitamin C are also great

scavengers of the free radicals that

damage DNA when skin is exposed

to UV radiation.

Retinol, a derivative of Vitamin

A, also helps to repair damaged

skin cells by encouraging cell

turnover and increasing collagen

production. It is the gold-standard

anti-ageing ingredient which can

help with correcting texture, tone

and pigmentation and help with

fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin A is

available in various forms, including

over-the-counter retinol products

to prescription-strength retinoids,

which can be more effective but

more irritating. It is best to start with

a retinol which is ultra-stable but less

irritating, starting with a couple of

times a week, then bumping up the

application if your skin isn’t irritated.

Another way of addressing sundamaged

skin is laser and lightbased

therapies. Some of these

technologies can target pigment

and are great at fading sun spots.

Others are great at targeting the

redness and vascular changes that

arise as a result of sun damage. We

can also resurface the texture of the

skin using certain types of lasers,

which can help correct some of the

signs of ageing and sun damage.

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SKIN

WHAT SHOULD WE BE

LOOKING FOR IN A

SUNSCREEN? ARE WE

OKAY TO USE A DUAL-

PURPOSE MOISTURISER

WITH SUNSCREEN?

The best sunscreen is one that

you will apply! Make sure that

your sunscreen is approved by the

Therapeutic Goods Administration

(TGA). It should be broad-spectrum

SPF30+ or higher. If you’re outdoors

or exercising, also make sure it is

water-proof.

Sunscreen should be applied

every morning, and reapplied every

two hours. It is best to apply it 20

minutes before you go outside.

Don’t forget to apply it to your lips,

ears, neck and the back of your

hands. The best formulation is a

cream or lotion, which are more

reliable than aerosol sunscreens.

Whilst a dual-purpose moisturiser

with sunscreen is better than

nothing, it doesn’t compare to

using a sunscreen on its own. You

probably won’t apply enough of the

dual sunscreen/moisturiser to give

you the coverage that you need and

the sunscreen may be diluted by

other constituents of the moisturiser.

Therefore, sunscreen is best applied

as its own layer.

WHAT ARE THE

SUMMERTIME SERUMS

WE SHOULD BE

INVESTING IN?

Different serums can help combat

different skin concerns and I

would recommend you consult a

dermatologist to help tailor a routine

that is best suited to your skin. Many

serums require consistent use over

all seasons in order to see the best

results, although in summer you

may wish to switch over to lighter

formulations that are less likely to

feel greasy and cause breakouts.

Generally, I would recommend

hyaluronic acid to moisturise. The

L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Filler Serum

with Hyaluronic Acid is a lighter

serum formulation and doesn’t

feel greasy on the skin. I would

also recommend Vitamin C and

other antioxidants like resveratrol

to be applied in the morning along

with your sunscreen as they help

scavenge the free radicals induced

by UV radiation. The SkinCeuticals

Phloretin CF and SkinCeuticals

Silymarin CF are great options

containing L-ascorbic acid (a highly

effective form of Vitamin C) for

summer and they are less likely to

cause breakouts.

A retinol should be applied at

night, starting initially with a couple

of nights a week and then increasing

to nightly use if no irritation. It

is best to start with an over-thecounter

retinol as this is less likely to

cause irritation but can still be very

effective. For example, the L’Oréal

Paris Revitalift Retinol Night Serum is

at an optimal concentration of 0.2%

pure retinol and is an ultra-stable

formulation. Prescription-strength

retinoids are even more potent but

more likely to cause irritation.

Above all else, the best

investment for summer is a broadspectrum

sunscreen with SPF 30

sor higher.

YOUR NO #1 SUMMER

SKINCARE ADVICE?

Protect your skin from UV radiation.

UV radiation not only causes skin

cancer but can lead to pigmentation,

redness, premature ageing and

wrinkles, along with a whole myriad

of other detrimental skin changes.

Prevention is always key!

BUT FIRST, SPF

Warmer weather means more sun

exposure. The impact of sun damage

is cumulative; it gets worse as we age

as we lose the ability to repair collagen

as effectively. Australia has some of

the harshest sun in the world with

little ozone protection, so remaining

focused on covering up and wearing

sunscreen is extremely important.

Apply sunscreen as the last step in your

skincare routine.

1. mesoestetic mesoprotech sun stick 100

SPF50+, $49.80, 2. Aspect Sun Hydrating

Face SPF50+, $59, 3. Aesthetics Rx

Tinted Water-Resistant Sunscreen with

Zinc, $59, 4. SkinMTX 3-in-1 Matte Tinted

Protector 30ml, $70, 5. Dr Roebuck’s

Barrier Reef Daily Facial Shield SPF50+,

$49, 6. SunButter Tinted SPF50 Water

Resistant Reef Safe Sunscreen, $31.95, 7.

Invisible Zinc Tinted Daywear SPF30+,

$31.99, 8. Ella Baché Sunguard Mineral

Base Cover SPF40, 30ml, $48, 9. Sun Bum

Face Lotion SPF50+ $17.99, 10. We Are

Feel Good Inc. Kakadu Plum Sunscreen

Lotion SPF50+ 200ml, $29.95


5.

1.

2.

3.

4.

6.

7. 8.

9. 10.

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SKIN

HYDRATION

WITHOUT THE

HEAVINESS

Simple changes to your core skincare

routine can help your skin better cope

and adjust to external changes. Skin

feels oilier and heavier in summer, as

dirt and dead skin cells tend to stay

trapped on the surface of your skin.

Replace your heavier winter moisturiser

with a lightweight moisturiser or daily

facial oil for skin that stays hydrated

without getting clogged up or greasy.

1.

3.

4.

2.

5.


6.

1. Aspect Intense Hydration Sheet

Mask x 5, $59.90, 2. Peter Thomas

Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic

Cloud Mask Hydrating Gel, $85, 3.

Enbacci Vitis Vinifera Rejuvenating

Essence, $69, 4. La Mer The Lip

Balm, $105, 5. Dr Naomi Skin Fizzy

Lift Instant Glow Mask 50ml, $129,

6. Susanne Kaufmann Moisturizing

Mask 50ml, $99, 7. Medik8

Advanced Day Ultimate Protect

50ml, $127, 8. Nature by Nature

Renewal Daily Facial Oil 30ml, $39.95,

9. Nature by Nature Bioactive

Rosehip Oil 30ml, $34.95 10. Image

Skincare Prevention+ Daily Matte

Moisturizer, $74.95, 11. Esmi Skin

Minerals Sunrise Skin Energising

Acai Duo, $65, 12. Caudalie

Vinopure Moisturising Mattifying

Fluid, $55, 13. Dermaquest Skin

Rehydrating Serum, $150, 14.

Susanne Kaufmann Hyaluron

Serum Moisturizing 30ml, $234, 15.

Synergie Skin LumiBalance 30ml,

$110, 16. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift

Laser X3 Day Cream, $44.95, 17.

Jurlique Moisture Plus Rare Rose

Lotion 50ml, $59, 18. Jurlique

Balancing Day Care Cream 125ml,

$89, 19. Aspect Sheer Hydration,

$89, 20. Sand & Sky Tasmanian

Spring Water Splash Serum, $82.90,

21. Sand & Sky Tasmanian Spring

Water Hydration Boost Cream,

$70.90, 22. Santa Maria Novella

Aloe Gel For Face & Body 250ml,

$60, 23. Avène Tolérance Control

Soothing Skin Recovery Balm 40ml,

$340.99, 24. Sunday Riley CEO

Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil,

$122, 25. Eminence Organic Skin

Care Mangosteen Gel Moisturiser

60ml, $125

13.

20.

7.

14.

8.

21.

15.

10.

9.

12.

17.

16.

22. 23.

18.

11.

19.

24.

25.

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3.

SKIN

CLEAN & BRIGHT

Swap out your creamy cleanser for gentle

foaming, gel- or oil-based cleansers. While an

oil-based cleanser may seem counterintuitive

when you’re wanting to control an oil slick,

think of it as a “like attracts like” deal. The

natural oils found in these gentle cleansers

penetrate deep into pores to dissolve build-up

and excess oil while keeping the skin’s natural

moisture barrier intact and thereby helping to

prevent excess production of sebum.

Exfoliating products (including AHAs and

BHAs) to remove dead skin cells and stimulate

blood flow will also boost your skin’s radiance

and help prevent breakouts and acne flare-ups.

1.

2.

5.

4.

6.

1. Caudalie Vinopure Blemish Control

Salicylic Serum, $68, 2. Caudalie

Vinopure Purifying Gel Cleanser, $39,

3. Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Toner,

$39, 4. Paula’s Choice Exfoliating

Body Spray, $39, 5. Peter Thomas

Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud

Makeup Removing Gel Cleanser, $46,

6. Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging

Cleansing Oil Makeup Remover,

$46, 7. mesoestetic brightening

foam, $63.60, 8. MODELROCK Skin

Essentials Oil Cleanser 180ml, $35, 9.

Clinique Limited edition decorated

packaging by artist Jason Naylor,

Clarifying Lotion Liquid Exfoliator

200ml, $32, 10. Go Bare Sonic

Cleansing Brush, $89, 11. BOOST

LAB AHA Resurfacing Serum, $29.95,

12. Biossance Squalane + Amino

Aloe Gel Cleanser, $36, 13. CeraVe

Hydrating Foaming Oil Cleanser

236ml, $21.99, 14. Avène Tolérance

Extremely Gentle Cleanser Toner

200ml, $31.99, 15. Nature by Nature

Exfoliating Facial Scrub 100ml, $22.95

7.

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1.

2.

3.

SKIN

PIGMENTATION

& SKIN REPAIR

Serums, particularly those with Vitamins A and C, are important

all year round for smooth and clear skin, but all the more essential

in summer as sun damage manifests in freckles, brown spots and

other forms of pigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles.

The myriad benefits of active ingredients include increasing the

natural hydration levels in the skin; strengthening the skin barrier

function; improving skin firmness and reducing the appearance of

fine lines by increasing skin cell turnover and collagen production;

improving the immune function of the skin; reducing excess oil

production; and reducing uneven skin tone and pigmentation.

If you want to really up the ante, also look for products

containing hyaluronic acid and peptides to further improve the

look and feel of your skin and reduce signs of ageing.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

13.

14. 15.

16.

12.

1. SkinMTX Peptide Serum+ 2x7ml, $72, 2. Medik8 Oxy-R Peptides, 2 x 10ml, $124, 3. Sunday Riley CEO 15% Vitamin C

Brightening Serum RRP $186, 4. Skinstitut Vitamin C 100%, $49, 5. arbonne DermResults Daily Radiance Peel Pads, $118, 6.

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir, $100, 7. SkinCeuticals Silymarin CF, $228, 8. Estée Lauder Advanced

Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex 50ml, $159, 9. Eminence Organic Skin Care Citrus & Kale Potent C &

E Serum 30ml, $149 10. Medik8 C-Tetra Luxe 30ml, $140, 11. SkinMTX Alpha Optimal Lightener, 30ml $112, 12. SkinMTX

TeloZyme Youth Activator 20ml, $116, 13. Cosmedix Simply Brilliant Brightening Serum, $110, 14. CALECIM Professional

Pigment Solution, $269, 15. Sisleÿa L’Intégral Anti-Âge Radiance Anti-Dark Spot Serum 30ml, $630, 16. Glo Skin Beauty

C-Shield Anti-Pollution Drops, $148, 17. BIOLOGI BQK Radiance Serum Duo, $138, 18. Antipodes Glow Ritual Vitamin C

Serum 30ml, $69.52, 19. Sunday Riley CEO 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum, $186, 20. Bespoke Skin Technology Luminosity

Revive and Refine Serum, $145, 21. Alya Skin Vitamin C Supercharged Serum, $39.99, 22. Pure Fiji Vitamin C Kakadu Vitamin

C Brightening Oil, $99, 23. Trilogy Vitamin C Booster Treatment, $39.95, 24. Paula’s Choice C25 Super Booster, $72, 25. Ole

Henriksen Banana Bright Vitamin C Serum, $96, 26. Nature by Nature Restoring Night Cream 50ml, $44.95, 27. Jurlique


17.

18.

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36. 37.

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44. 45. 46. 47. 49.

48. 50. 51.

42.

Calendula Redness Rescue Restorative Treatment Serum 30ml, $85, 28. Aspect Dr Complete Pigment Plus, $159.50, 29. Aspect

Extreme C 20, $135, 30. PCA Skin Hyaluronic Overnight Mask, $140, 31. Sisley Hydra-Global Serum 30ml, $320, 32. Dr Naomi

Skin Sweet Spot Intensive Spot Corrector 10ml, $89, 33. Esmi Skin Minerals Anti-Redness Minty Green Smoothie Serum, $65, 34.

Paula’s Choice Hyaluronic Acid Booster, $41.60, 35. asap hydrating night repair+ 50ml, $85, 36. asap super B complex 30ml, $105,

37. asap super C complex 30ml, $105, 38. Société Even Out Dark Spot Corrector, $148, 39. BOOST LAB Vitamin C Brightening

Serum, $29.95, 40. Dr Naomi Skin One Night Stand Night Cream 50ml, $149, 41. Dr. LeWinn’s Reversaderm Brightening Vitamin

C Face Mask, $9.95, 42. Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Facial Mist, $65.95, 43. Aesthetics Rx C Serum 23%, $109, 44. L’Oréal

Paris Revitalift Filler 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, $44.95, 45. L’Oréal Paris L’Oréal Paris X3 Laser Pure Retinol Night Serum,

$51.95, 46. Image Skincare Iluma Intense Brightening Serum, $92.50, 47. arbonne AgeWell Collagen Nurturing Serum 30ml, $100,

48. Eyra Care Luxé Hydration 0.5% Pro-Retinol Renewal Cream, $72, 49. Skinstitut Expert Revitalise Hyaluronic Jelly Mask 74ml,

$79, 50. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Night Cream, $44.95, 51. Douglas Pereira Vitamin C Serum 30ml, $250

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SKIN

SkinMTX ®

reactivating

youthful-looking skin

NEW TO AUSTRALIA, SKINMTX ® IS A

DERMATOLOGICAL-GRADE SKINCARE RANGE

WITH AN AWARD-WINNING SERUM BASED

ON THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING DISCOVERY

OF TELOMERES AND SKIN AGEING.


SkinMTX provides clinically

researched skincare formulations to

offer optimal efficacy and proven

results for both in-clinic treatments and

home care. Made in Switzerland and

Singapore, the brand has been driving

innovations in aesthetic skincare for more

than two decades, with clinically-proven

actives that really deliver.

SkinMTX is trusted by dermatologists,

aesthetic doctors and medi-spas around

the world – and now it’s Australia’s

turn to experience this award-winning

skincare range.

Taking advantage of its Swiss

expertise in the field of skin treatment

solutions, SkinMTX uses top-of-therange

ingredients that deliver clinicallyproven

results. At the heart of every

SkinMTX product is years of dedicated

laboratory research and testing. The

proprietary formulations harness the

power of scientifically researched actives

to help provide efficacious and visible

improvements to skin problems.

SkinMTX offers a complete solution

to to different skin conditions and the

signs of ageing by providing end-to-end

options, starting with in-clinic treatments

to home care regimens for long-term skin

benefits and maintenance. Its range of

Aesthetic Dermatology, Anti-Ageing,

Anti-Acne, Skin Brightening and Special

Care lines deliver optimal efficacy with

superior reliability.

The brand has received worldwide

industry recognition for its cutting

edge technology and product efficacy

over the years. Most recently, SkinMTX

TeloZyme Youth Activator was awarded

the title of 2021 Beauty Insider “Best in

Anti-Ageing”.

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SKIN

Telomeres &

intrinsic ageing

Skin, or cutaneous, ageing is caused

by two distinct processes: intrinsic

and extrinsic factors. Intrinsic, or

chronologic ageing, is determined by

our genetic clock and is a continuous

process that usually begins in our mid-

20s but doesn’t become evident for

decades. In our 20s, collagen production

begins to slow and elastin has a bit

less spring. Dead skin cells do not shed

as quickly and turnover of new skin

cells decreases.

Extrinsic ageing is environmentally

induced and manifests in age-associated

skin changes, including thinning, laxity

and wrinkles. In addition, sun-exposure

leads to pigmentation, premature

wrinkling, telangiectasia and actinic

elastosis, not to mention skin cancer.

At a cellular level, ageing is thought

to be related to the shortening of

telomeres (the end caps of DNA that

protect chromosomes). In a Nobel Prizeawarded

discovery, scientists have found

that telomeres shorten with each cell

replication and eventually enter a stage

of decline.

Chromosomal DNA is compromised

when the telomeres wear out, causing

cellular senescence – a key catalyst to the

ageing process.

SkinMTX’s award-winning TeloZyme TM

Youth Activator is a revolutionary

multifaceted serum that is inspired by

this discovery. It is specially formulated

to target telomeres and the integrity of

the skin for a more youthful-looking

appearance. CBM

Signature

TeloZyme TM

Youth Activator

This advanced serum

is formulated to target

telomeres. At the core of its

formulation is TeloZyme TM

Complex, the culmination of a

ground-breaking innovation by

SkinMTX scientists designed

to help reinforce and protect

the skin. This helps to boost

skin condition and provide

better defences against the

signs of ageing. Skin looks less

wrinkled and feels supple

and taut.


technology

Intense RejuvorA

Cream

This Vitamin A complex uses a

unique encapsulation system

to effectively deliver retinol

into the skin without causing

sensitivity or irritation. It helps

reduce free radical damage

and visibly improves the look

of wrinkles while supporting

skin renewal. It also helps to

brighten the skin and improve

tone, texture and hydration.

Peptide Serum+

This is a skin-rejuvenating

booster inspired by biomimetic

technology. It offers visible agereversal

benefits by supporting

the initiation and up-regulation

of the epidermal renewal cycle.

This advanced peptide helps

strengthen skin resilience,

reduce the appearance of lines

and wrinkles and diminish the

look of scars.

WHERE TO GET IT

SkinMTX ® is exclusively available in select

clinics and at www.skinmtx.com.au.

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Join the

SKIN

HydraFacial

#GLOWvolution

3 STEPS. 30 MINUTES. THE BEST SKIN OF YOUR LIFE.

A

HydraFacial treatment is performed

somewhere in the world every 15

seconds. That’s because, ladies and

gents, HydraFacial is no ordinary facial. It’s an

experience. A pleasure. A feeling. A confidence

booster. And it offers the best skin of your life

in 30 minutes.

Skin Renu, a leading skin clinic in Balmain,

Sydney, is now offering HydraFacial treatments,

and it was high on my post-lockdown pamper

priority list.

HydraFacial couldn’t be easier or more

relaxing. After being greeted by the delightful

Diana in the welcoming, light-filled reception

of Skin Renu, I was set to start my road to

sparkling skin.

HydraFacial uses advanced, patented

vortex technology to deeply cleanse the skin

and effectively deliver botanical ingredients

containing nutrients such as hyaluronic acid,

horse chestnut seed extract, red algae extract,

copper, zinc and magnesium peptides to where

they do the most good. In addition, HydraFacial

also delivers powerful antioxidants to counteract

damage by free radicals – from pollution, sun

and stress – which can degrade the skin and

accelerate the ageing process.

HydraFacial 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 in one quick, easy and

pleasant skincare session.

Suitable for all skin types, HydraFacial

improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles,

congested and enlarged pores, oily or acne

prone skin, hyperpigmentation 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.It’s become my go-to skin

pick-me-up. CBM


3 steps

to

amazing

skin!

HydraFacial is an innovative,

multi-stage treatment where every

step of the process works together

to achieve an even better result than

each step could achieve alone.

CLEANSE + PEEL

Uncovers a new layer of skin

with gentle exfoliation and

relaxing resurfacing.

EXTRACT

+ HYDRATE

SUITABLE FOR:

• Fine lines + Wrinkles

• Even Tone + Vibrancy

• Skin Texture

• Brown Spots

• Oily + Congested Skin

• Enlarged Pores

• All skin types

Removes debris from pores

with painless suction. Nourishes

with intense moisturisers that

quench skin.

FUSE + PROTECT

Saturates the skin’s surface with

antioxidants and peptides to

maximise your glow.

IT’S A FACIAL CLEANSE,

MICRODERMABRASION, SKIN

RESURFACING TREATMENT AND

ANTIOXIDANT BOOST IN ONE

QUICK, EASY AND PLEASANT

SKINCARE SESSION.

WHERE

TO GET IT

Skin Renu Laser & Skin

Rejuvenation Clinic

Balmain, Sydney

Ph 02 9555 9506

www.skinrenu.com.au

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CLINIC SPOTLIGHT

NORTHERN

SKIN

SKIN

STUDIO

DR MONIQUE FLORES, THE FOUNDER

OF TOWNSVILLE’S LEADING SKIN CLINIC

NORTHERN SKIN STUDIO, REVEALS HOW

SHE HAS COMBINED HER PASSION FOR

SKIN CANCER MEDICINE AND AESTHETIC

TREATMENTS TO CREATE A UNIQUE COSMETIC

CLINIC FOR SUN-LOVING AUSTRALIANS.

After 17 years treating patients

in Townsville, one of the

hottest cities in Australia with

an average maximum of 29 degrees,

Dr Monique Flores knows more than

most about skin cancer and aesthetic

treatments. Here she shares with

us her journey from local GP to

cosmetic doctor.

HOW DID YOU BEGIN

YOUR CAREER IN THE

AESTHETICS INDUSTRY?

I’ve always been very interested in

aesthetics but didn’t pursue a career in

the industry until after I began working

in General Practice in 2002.

In my role at a suburban practice,

I ended up treating a lot of patients

with skin cancer and found that I really

enjoyed it, so I began developing my

skills and knowledge in the area.

Around the same time, I decided

to pursue my interest in aesthetics as

well, so I began training in cosmetic

injectables. It wasn’t easy, but I

gradually established my career as

a GP specialising in skin cancer

and a cosmetic GP by working as a

contractor between two clinics.

After working this way for many

years – while also completing my

Masters in Skin Cancer Medicine and

numerous aesthetic treatment courses

– I decided the time was finally right

to open my own clinic.

TELL US A LITTLE

ABOUT NORTHERN SKIN

STUDIO?

I opened Northern Skin Studio in

2014 offering just three main services

– skin cancer diagnosis/treatments,

advanced skin therapy (eg, laser

treatments) and cosmetic injectables.

As I already had a loyal following of


doctors have performed a lot of skin

cancer surgery with many of these in

facial areas.

We’re not plastic surgeons, but

doing such surgery gives us the skills

and experience to feel very comfortable

with facial anatomy and this can make

a real difference when performing

aesthetic procedures – particularly

cosmetic injectables. It helps us give

our patients the natural-looking results

they want in the safest possible way.

patients, the studio was busy from

day one and has gradually increased

in size and services since.

Today, Northern Skin Studio has

16 staff (including four doctors and

three nurses), 12 treatment rooms

and an extensive menu including:

wrinkle relaxing injections; dermal

filler injections; EmSculpt body

contouring; Mona Lisa vaginal

rejuvenation; carbon laser fractional

laser resurfacing; RF microneedling;

photodynamic therapy; HydraFacials;

chemical peels; and NeoGraft

hair restoration.

WHAT DO YOU THINK

MAKES NORTHER SKIN

STUDIO SPECIAL?

I think the main thing that makes

us different to most aesthetic clinics

is our team’s many years of medical

experience. For example, all four of us

WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST

CHANGES YOU’VE SEEN

IN YOUR AESTHETIC

CAREER?

I think one of the biggest and best

changes is how everyone in the

industry (cosmetic practitioners and

clients) have become more open.

When I began my career, cosmetic

patients were a lot more secretive

about the treatments they were

having and often didn’t even tell their

closest friends.

Likewise, cosmetic practitioners

often didn’t show the work they did

(ie, their patients’ before and after

photos) to anyone but a few colleagues.

Today, increasing numbers of

cosmetic clients are happy to tell (and

show) almost everyone the work they

have had done and many cosmetic

practitioners are showing the work

they do to almost everyone, too.

I think this whole change in

attitude has largely been driven by

social media (especially Instagram),

which has increased consumer

obsession with beauty and knowledge

of available treatments.

I think this is good for the whole

industry as it empowers consumers;

they now have so many clinic and

treatment options that practitioners

can no longer just tell them that

they’re good at what they do – they

have to show them and prove what

they can do.

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THE KEY TO A POSITIVE OUTCOME FOR CLIENTS IS A GOOD

CONSULTATION AS THEY DON’T HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE TO

KNOW WHAT TREATMENTS WILL OR WON’T WORK FOR THEM.

SKIN

WHAT DO YOU THINK

ARE THE BIGGEST

CHALLENGES

FACING AESTHETIC

PRACTITIONERS TODAY?

A lot of people in the aesthetic

industry seem to be concerned

about meeting ‘unrealistic’ patient

expectations. I felt this pressure

in the past, but have worked on

my consulting skills to minimise

this pressure.

The key to a positive outcome for

clients is a good consultation as they

don’t have the knowledge to know

what treatments will or won’t work

for them. It is up to us, the cosmetic

practitioners, to be 100 percent

honest with them when we explain

their treatment options so that their

expectations about the results (and

pain and recovery time) are realistic

before we start treating them.

WHAT DO YOU THINK

ARE THE BIGGEST

AESTHETIC TRENDS?

Trends come and go in this industry

and a lot of the time the treatments

don’t do what’s expected.

The trend that’s apparent to me is

that clients are now very happy to have

regular maintenance treatments that

are subtle but significant and don’t

leave them looking frozen. They are

happy to have some facial movement

and aren’t demanding complete

wrinkle erasing.

There’s also much more investment

in skin treatments with energy-based

devices (lasers, radiofrequency, etc),

which is great. We have always told

clients that it looks incongruous to

have a smooth wrinkle-free face with

skin that looks unhealthy.

WHAT’S THE LATEST

TREATMENT/SERVICE ON

OFFER AT NORTHERN

SKIN STUDIO?

We are very excited to be the first

clinic in North Queensland offering

NeoGraft hair restoration treatments.

For a long time, we have known that

hair loss is damaging to the confidence

and self-esteem of so many of our

patients, men and women, but until

now we haven’t been able to offer

them an effective solution.

I am really happy that we can

now offer such a minimally invasive

procedure (no incisions or visible

scarring) to help people get their

natural hairlines – and their

confidence – back.

During the treatment, we use the

NeoGraft device [which only arrived

in Australia 18 months ago] to gently

extract individual hair follicles from

the patient’s donor site, usually the

back of their head, and then implant

them in balding areas.

The patient is comfortable

throughout the procedure as they

are lightly sedated and can go home

immediately afterwards.

We all really look forward to not

only performing the procedure on so

many of our patients but also watching

their physical and psychological

transformation as their hair gradually

grows back.

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS

FOR NORTHERN SKIN

STUDIOS IN THE NEXT 18

MONTHS?

I am going to continue doing what

I have done since I first opened our

doors – offer only the best, most

up-to-date treatment options to our

patients. I really think this is the key

to the clinic’s success. I try not to get

distracted by trends and just focus on

providing treatments and services that

I know are effective and only employ

staff that have the skills and experience

to do their jobs properly.

It is very important that patients

trust all of us, regardless of which

treatments we are performing. And the

only way we can have their trust is if

we are 100 percent honest with them

about the treatments every step of the

way. CBM

FOR MORE

INFO

Northern Skin Studio

Townsville, QLD

07 4771 5898

www.northernskinstudio.com.au

@DrMonique


BEAUTY

CHANTELLE BAKER, CELEB

MAKEUP ARTIST FOR

L’ORÉAL PARIS, SHARES HER

EXPERT TIPS AND TRICKS TO

ENHANCE YOUR NATURAL

BEAUTY AND PUT YOUR

BEST FACE FORWARD,

AS WE SHOWCASE SOME

OF COSBEAUTY’S FAVE

PRODUCTS.

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ONE OF MY FAVOURITE

WAYS TO ACHIEVE THE

PERFECT SCULPTED

LOOK IS TO BEGIN WITH

A DEEPER FOUNDATION,

A FEW SHADES DARKER

THAN YOUR SKIN TONE,

AND MAP OUT THE AREAS

YOU WANT DEFINED.

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BEAUTY

DEFINING YOUR

NATURAL JAWLINE

‘The beauty about makeup is how we can master ways to define and highlight areas of

our facial features,’ says go-to celebrity MUA Chantelle Baker. ‘One of my favourite ways

to achieve the perfect sculpted look is to begin with a deeper foundation, a few shades

darker than your skin tone, and map out the areas you want defined.’

Baker likes to use a smaller tapered brush and run the deeper shade right under the chin

all the way along the jaw to the back of the ear. ‘Blending is the key to keeping it looking

natural, and my tip is to blend down the neck using short downward strokes. The result

should be seamless,’ she says. ‘I then use one of my favourite matte bronzers by L’Oréal

Paris ‘Back to Bronze’ over the top to set the overall contour and keep it long lasting.

Make sure you steer away from products with shimmer or anything too metallic.’


COSBEAUTY

LOVES

1.

2.

3.

1. L’Oréal Paris Back to Bronze, $29.95,

2. Tom Ford Sheer Highlighting Duo, $130,

3. Sisley Phyto-Touche Illlusion of Summer Broxnzer, $125

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1.

2.

BEAUTY

HOW TO

COMPLEMENT

YOUR

CHEEKBONES

According to Baker, the most effective

way to bring life to your cheekbones

is to use a blush that complements

your skin tone. ‘I absolutely adore the

two colours from L’Oréal Paris ‘Life’s a

Peach’ and ‘Melon Dollar Baby’,’ she

shares. ‘These tones are universally

designed to bring out a little glow to

your cheeks. I like to use a medium

brush and add either of these colours

to the apple of the cheek. My guide is

to look straight into a mirror and start

the application in-line with your pupil

and blend right over the apple of your

cheek, by starting slow and building

the colour to your liking.’

Another simple way of taking this to

the next level is to add a little shimmer

highlighter on the high points of your

cheekbones. Baker loves Glow Mon

Amour drops by L’Oréal Paris, using

her fingertips to apply. This product is

highly pigmented and gives the skin

an incredible illuminated finish.

4.

5.

6.

3.

7.

COSBEAUTY

LOVES

8.

1. L’Oréal Paris Glow Mon Amour Highlighting

Drops, $29.95, 2. L’Oréal Paris Life’s a Peach

Blush, $29.95, 3. L’Oréal Paris Melon Dollar

Baby Blush, $29.95, 4. Clinique Cheek Pop Pearl

in Garnet Pop, $42, 5. Sisley Phyto-Blush in

Rosewood, $95, 6. Sisley Phyto-Blush Twist in

Rose, $85, 7. Sisley Blush Brush, $80, 8. Morphe

2 PerkUp Cheek & Lip Colour in Rosy Wishes, $18

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ACHIEVING

A FLAWLESS

FINISH

‘I always go back to prep products when trying to achieve

that flawless finish,’ says Baker. ‘I am a huge fan of serums

and I love to massage them into the skin prior to makeup. A

simple way to achieve this is to use the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift

Filler Serum and start with a face massage. What I love best

about this product is how easily it gets absorbed into your

skin and how instantly moisturised you feel. I also love adding

a few drops into my foundation for extra glow and hydration.

My favourite combo right now is L’Oréal Paris True Match

Foundation and Revitalift Filler Serum.’

COSBEAUTY

LOVES

6.

5.

4.

7.

1.

8.

2.

3.

1. L’Oréal Paris True Match Foundation, $29.95, 2. L’Oréal

Paris Revitalift Filler 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum,

$44.95 30ml, 3. L’Oréal Paris True Match Hyaluronic

Tinted Serum, $39.95, 4. Sisley Phyto-Teint Nude, $120,

5. Aspect Minerals Primer, $49, 6. Trinny London BFF

Rebalance, $75, 7. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair,

$159, 8. Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation, $60

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BEAUTY

HIGHLIGHTING

THE EYES &

BROW AREA 2.

One of the easiest ways to accentuate

your eyes is to define them. Mascara

was invented to highlight and define

the eyes – it can do no wrong!

‘I have been the biggest fan of

any L’Oréal Paris mascaras for years,

and I select a particular product

depending on what finish I’m trying to

achieve,’ says Baker. ‘I like to lengthen

and define without being too clumpy.

My absolute go-to without fail is

the Lash Paradise mascara. When

applying, look down into a mirror and

wiggle the brush right from the roots

of your lashes all the way to the end.

This achieves maximum coverage

and definition.’

Next up: pay attention to your brow

area. Brows that are naturally defined

frame our face, and it’s important

to choose the correct shade and

products in order to achieve this.

‘I like to map out the brow shape

using a brow pencil and lightly fill in

any gaps. The L’Oréal Paris Brow Artist

Expert in Cool Brown is the perfect

shade for me. I don’t like anything

with too much warmth to it and also

love the styling brush to groom

brows into place. This is one of those

handbag essentials,’ says Baker.

3.

1.

4.

5.

6.

COSBEAUTY

LOVES

8.

7.

1. L’Oréal Paris Brow Artist Expert, $19.95,

2. L’Oréal Paris Lash Paradise Mascara,

$24.95, 3. Charlotte Tilbury The Super

Nudes Duo Liner $47, 4. Morphe Make It Big

Brush-up Liquid Liner in Bold Black, $18, 5.

Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift in Natural Brown,

$45, 6. Charlotte Tilbury Super Nudes Face

Palette Nudegasm, $120, 7. LOUNGEFACE

Lash, $29, 8. Sisley Phyto-Eye Twist in

Rose Bronze, $60, 9. Morphe 35F Fall Into

Fabulous Artistry Palette, $38

9.

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DEFYING

AGE

Don’t let age define you! As Baker attests,

one of the biggest ways to stay youthful is

to keep positive and try to laugh and smile

as much as possible. ‘We all age, but you

can be young at heart forever – smile lines

are smile lines for a reason! But when you

do want to look and feel fresh, hydrate from

the inside out. Look after yourself and spoil

yourself from time to time.’

1.

COSBEAUTY

LOVES

LIP TALK

Look for hydrating lip products in a shade

close to your natural lip colour to add the

illusion of plumper, smoother, younger

looking lips. Think pinky nudes and rosy

browns with your preference of a matte,

satiny, sheer or glossy finish.

5.

2. 3.

4.

6.

1. L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Signature Plumping Lip Gloss, $24.95, 2. L’Oréal Paris

Color Riche Lipstick, $21.92, 3. Sisley Phyto-Lip Twist in Rosy Nude, $60,

4. Charlotte Tilbury The Super Nudes Lipsticks, $49.00 each, 5. Morphe Make

It Big Lip Plumper in So Fire, $18, 6. Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting

Lipstick in Rebellious Rose, $55

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BEAUTY

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YOUR HAIR

THIS YEAR’S BEST

HAIR CARE AND

HAIR TOOLS

FOR NEXT-LEVEL

SALON-RIVALLING

STYLES.

After the year we’ve had, it’s

time to up the glam factor

and go all-out va-va-voom,

and what better place to start than

your crowning glory? These days,

it’s a cinch to get glossy tresses and

transform ourselves from leisureweardonned

WFH-ers to double vaxxed

party animals (I know, all in good time,

but a girl can start small).

The new generation of hair care

products and tools offer quick and

easy styling saviours – and are

less damaging on the hair than

their predecessors. Having said

that, for shiny and manageable

hair, it’s all about damage control.

Look for hydrating shampoos and

conditioners, apply a hair treatment or

mask at least once a week and always

use a heat protectant before styling.

Avoid products that contain harsh

sulfates, parabens or sodium chlorine

– these will weigh your hair down,

and nobody wants a Debby Downer

raining on their fun.

Also, remember that your diet is

key to luscious locks. Hair is made up

of protein, so foods high in protein

are great for both hair growth and

strength. Essential fatty acids found

in food like salmon are also great for

boosting hair strength and shine.

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ESSENTIAL

TOOLS

BEAUTY

of the

TRADE hair care

2.

We have a set skincare regimen and we should

be giving the same love and affection to our hair.

Like most worthy things in life, having just-walkedout-of-a-salon

hair is about the prep work. Start

with washing your hair with a hydrating shampoo

and conditioner. Before blasting your strands with

a blow dryer, apply a leave-in treatment to add

moisture to the hair. Always, always apply a heat

protectant before letting your precious strands get

near a heat styler and finish off your look with a

shine spray for that added glam factor.

1.

3.

4.

5.

1. Pump Mermaid Lengths Anti Breakage + Split End Remedy Spray 200ml,

$32, 2. Pump Haircare Thickening Shampoo 250ml and Conditioner 250ml,

$34.95 each, 3. Pump Thickening Spray 200ml, $39, 4. Pump BioGro Noticeably

Thinning Hair 50ml, $39, 5. Pump Liquid Gold Growth Oil Treatment 125ml, $29

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1.

2.

3.

WE

LOVE

1. Joico Colorful Anti-Fade Shampoo

300ml, $33.95, 2. Joico Colorful Anti-

Fade Conditioner 250ml, $33.95, 3. Joico

Colorful Glow Beyond Anti-Fade Serum

63ml, $31.95 4. TRESemmé Pro Pure Colour

Radiance Shampoo and Conditioner 675ml,

$12.99 each, 5. Coco & Eve Miracle Hair

Elixir, $44.90, 6. Coco & Eve Like A Virgin

Hair Masque, $57.90, 7. Philip Kingsley

Elasticizer 150ml, $72.75

4.

5.

7.

6.

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2.

1. 3.

BEAUTY

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10. 11.

12. 13.

14.

1. L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil, $19.95, 2. Growth Bomb Strengthening Mask, $24.99, 3. Growth Bomb

Hair Growth Serum, $19.99, 4. Hair Rituel by Sisley La Crème 230, 150ml, $125, 5. evo day of grace pre-style primer,

$36, 6. evo mister fantastic blowout spray, $36, 7. evo whip it good moisture mousse, $30, 8. John Frieda Frizz Ease

Weightless Wonder Featherlight Smoothing Crème, $16.99, 9. CLOUD NINE Magical Quick Dry Potion, $45 (200ml),

10. arbonne TrueSmooth Apple Vinegar Hair Rinse 148ml, $37, 11. arbonne TrueSmooth Rich Lather Shampoo 296ml,

$48, 12. arbonne TrueSmooth Hydrating Conditioner 296ml, $48, 13. Color Wow One Minute Transformation, $45.95,

14. Color Wow Style On Steroids Texture Finishing Spray, $49.95,

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1.

2.

brushes

A good-quality brush is as essential as shampoo and

conditioner. Brushing your hair helps activate healthy

blood circulation and stimulate hair growth. It also

redistributes oil from the scalp to help keep the outer

layer of the hair smooth and shiny.

Selecting the right hair brush depends on the style

you’re going for and your hair type. If you’re after

sleek and smooth locks with a boost of shine, opt

for a paddle brush. These smoothing brushes often

have boar or nylon bristles which reduce static so the

cuticles of the hair lie flat, making it the perfect choice

for achieving the professional salon look at home.

For a bombshell blowout, a round brush is the

grand dame. Vent holes in the brush allow the heat

from the hairdryer to circulate at the roots and add

more volume. Take it one step further with a ceramic

round brush – this heats up when you use it with a hair

dryer, styling your locks into bouncy soft curls or waves

(depending on the size of the brush).

3.

WE

LOVE

1. evo hank 43 ceramic radial brush, $42

2. Hair Rituel by Sisley The Blow-Dry Brush No.2, $100

3. EVY PROFESSIONAL ECO Detangling Brush, $24.95

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hairdryers

As they say, behind every wellcoiffed

head is a good hairdryer.

The OG of hair tools, a dependable

hairdryer is up there with a good

hairdresser. Today’s versions are feats

of engineering that can make your

blowout experience quick and easy

with salon-worthy results.

EVY PROFESSIONAL

Infusalite Dryer, $210

WE

LOVE

flat irons

A high-powered flat iron can create sleek

styles on just about every hair type and

texture and are a modern-day hair staple.

They help to tame the frizzies and achieve

the look of silky, glossy hair. A ceramic flat

iron is typically best for finer hair, while

titanium straighteners are recommended for

taming thick, course or curly hair.

curling irons

Available in ceramic, tourmaline, titanium or gold

plated, curling irons make waves, crimps and curls

a breeze. When it comes to curling irons, one size

doesn’t always fit all. Choosing the right one for

you will depend on your hair type and the curl you

want to achieve – in general, the smaller the barrel,

the tighter the curl.

CLOUD NINE The Cordless Iron Pro, $595

ghd platinum+ styler, white, $355

EVY PROFESSIONAL iQ-Oneglide

(available in 1” & 1.5”), $299

ghd curve classic

curl tong, $250

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hybrid hair tools

Do you like the look and feel of a lush, voluminous

blowout but aren’t particularly in love with the

whole process and multiple tools needed? Same.

That’s why the new generation of hybrid hair tools

have seemed like a gift straight from the hair gods.

Hot brushes are quickly becoming the next big

thing in hair styling. They essentially combine a

round or paddle brush, hairdryer and straightener

in one.

ghd glide hot brush, $240

ghd rise hot brush, $280

IN BETWEEN

WASHES

Oily hair is a common problem but what

you may not know is that daily washing can

produce more oil at the roots of the hair. The

sebaceous glands get hyped up and produce

more oil – so the more you shampoo, the more

greasy your hair. The flipside is that the rest

of your hair gets stripped of oils, so greasy

roots and dry ends are evermore apparent. Dry

shampoo comes to the rescue to transform

greasy hair into manageable, fresh tresses.

Simply spray on the roots of the hair, brush

through and style!

1. GROW Thicker

Fuller Volumising Dry

Shampoo, $16.99,

2. COLAB Dry Shampoo

Extreme Volume, $8.99

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HOLIDAY PARTY LOOK 1

BEAUTY

STEP 1 - PREP

Prep hair with ghd

bodyguard heat protect

spray in misted layers.

STEP 2 - SECTION

Section hair horizontally into

two sections, beginning at

the bottom of the head and

work upwards.

STEP 6 -

CONTINUE

Continue this technique

throughout the hair until all

hair is smooth and tucked.

STEP 7 - SECTION

Section the front of the hair

into a large triangle, clip this

up and out of the way.

STEP 3 - ANGLE

place the ghd paddle

brush horizontally into the

roots, followed by the ghd

platinum+ styler.

STEP 8 - TIE

Section the hair again

from the ears upwards for

a high ponytail and tie

this into place.

STEP 4 - TRAVEL

Glide down the hair, leading

the way with the ghd paddle

brush for the best tension.

STEP 9 -

ACCESSORISE

Release the triangle section,

sweep to the side and secure

with festive hair slides.

STEP 5 - TURN

Turn the ghd platinum+

styler a quarter turn inwards

for a soft bevel on the ends

of the hair.

STEP 10 - FINISH

fFinish the look by wrapping

hair around the elastic and

misting with ghd perfect

ending final fix hairspray.

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The Embellished Half-Up Pony

ghd desire limited-edition platinum+ styler $375

ghd paddle brush, $44

ghd bodyguard heat protect spray, $35

ghd perfect ending final fix hairspray $25

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HOLIDAY PARTY LOOK 2

BEAUTY

STEP 1 - PREP

Prep hair with ghd curly

ever after curl hold spray in

misted layers.

STEP 2 - ANGLE

Place the ghd

platinum+styler vertically into

the roots with the nose of the

styler pointing downwards.

STEP 5 -

CONTINUE

Continue this technique

throughout the hair, then

curling towards the face on

the opposite side.

STEP 6 - FINISH

Finish the look by misting

ghd shiny ever after

final shine spray onto a

detangling comb.

STEP 3 - TURN

Turn the styler one full turn

away from the face.

STEP 7- DRESS

Dress out the curls to

create formed, glossy

waves with the

detangling comb.

STEP 4 - TRAVEL

Glide down the hair until

reaching the ends.

STEP 8-

ACCESSORISE

Finish the look by tucking

one side behind the ear

and accessorising with a

chunky hair slide.

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Perfect Party Waves

ghd desire limited-edition platinum+ styler, $375

ghd curly ever after curl hold spray, $35

ghd shiny ever after final shine spray, $35

ghd detangling comb, $25

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BEAUTY

AS WE SAY A MUCH-NEEDED

HELLO TO WARMER

WEATHER, IT’S TIME TO

‘SUMMERISE’ OUR BEAUTY

ROUTINES WITH THE

SEASON’S BEST SELF-TANNERS

AND BRONZERS.

For golden radiance the sun-smart

and skin-safe way, a self-tanner is

a summer staple. It can hide a

myriad of skin imperfections and give you

a gorgeous healthy-looking glow without

the pigmentation, wrinkles and skin cancers

doled out by the sun’s rays, thank you

very much.

The key to a perfect faux glow is having

a properly prepped canvas on which to

apply colour. Self-tanners work by staining

the top layer of your skin, so by sloughing

off dead skin cells you not only extend your

tan’s life but also prevent patchy results.

Use a buff, loofah or grainy body scrub to

exfoliate, paying extra attention to drier

areas such as elbows, knees and ankles that

soak up colour more intensely.

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BEAUTY

Make sure your skin is cool and

dry. Moisture from wet or perspiring

skin interferes with the performance

of self-tanners. We recommend

applying moisturiser or a barrier

cream to your elbows, knees, ankles

and inside your belly button to

prevent staining.

When it’s tanning go-time, for best

results use a tanning applicator mitt.

If you’re working with a spray, hold

it around 20cm away from your body

and distribute evenly. For mousses,

lotions and gels, put a liberal amount

of product on your applicator mitt

and apply in light, vertical strokes

until evenly absorbed, one section of

the body at a time.

Leave your tan to develop as

long as possible, but if you’re hasty

to be less pasty, look for formulas

that work their magic in as little

as two hours. Keep skin hydrated

with a body moisturiser each day

to prolong your tan and promote

even fading. And make it a bronzed

shimmer lotion for good measure.

Bronzers, shimmering body oils

and face and body illuminators will

also give your skin that coveted

healthy glow. They work beautifully

to enhance the results of a self-tan

or can be used on their own for a

dose of radiance. Combine with

highlighters for a stealth beauty

effect that lights up your face like

a light bulb under your skin to

enhance all your features.

We are spoiled for choice

when it comes to products that

deliver the glow, in formulations

that can be used as standalone

products or incorporated into

moisturisers, foundations or face

and body oils for true multi-purpose

time-savers. CBM

TANNING TIP

ALABASTER BEAUTIES MAY

BENEFIT MORE FROM A

MOISTURISER WITH BUILT-

IN TANNER, WHICH WILL

GRADUALLY BUILD AND

MAINTAIN A GLOW.


16

OF THE BEST

SELF-TANNERS

AND TOOLS FOR

THE ULTIMATE

SUMMER

GLOW

1.

2.

3.

4.

8.

5.

6. 7. 9.

10. 11.

14. 15.

13.

16.

12.

1. tanON tan applicator mitt, $12.95, 2. Coco & Eve Bronzing Face Drops, $39.90, 3. Coco & Eve Sunny Honey Bali Bronzing

Foam, $44.90, 4. Tanologist Self Tan Water - Express Tan, $22.99, 5. Bondi Sands Pure Renew Self-Tanning Face Mist, $22.95, 6.

Bondi Sands Pure Renew Self-Tanning Sleep Mask, $22.95, 7. Morphe Faux Show Sunless Tanning Face & Body Drops, $26, 8.

Tan-Luxe The Face Self Tanner, $59, 9. Sisley Self Tanning Hydrating Facial Skin Care 60ml, $180, 10. Sisley Self Tanning Hydrating

Body Skin Care 150ml, $165, 11. Jurlique Smoothing Body Exfoliating Gel 200ml, $48, 12. Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin

Moisturiser + Firming Gradual Tan, $14.99, 13. St Tropez Tan Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse, $59.99, 14. St Tropez Self Tan

Extra Dark, $59.99, 15. Sunescape Instant Self-Tan Mousse in Summer in Santorini, $44.95, 16. tanGO exfoliating mitt, $22.95

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1.

13

BRONZERS,

BODY OILS AND

HIGHLIGHTERS

GUARANTEED

TO GIVE YOU A

GLOW UP

4.

BEAUTY

2.

3.

5.

6.

8.

7.

9.

12.

10.

13.

11.

1. Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body, $88, 2. Charlotte Tilbury Super Nudes Face Palette, $120, 3. Tom Ford Soleil

Blanc Shimmering Body Oil, $145, 4. Morphe, Morphe X Avani Gregg Whoa Glow Face & Body Illuminator, $18, 5. Tom

Ford Sheer Highlighting Duo, $130, 6. Sisley Stylo Lumiere, $78, 7. KVD Beauty ModCon Liquid-Gel Blush in Glowlita,

$35, 8. Sunday Riley Fairy Godmother Shimmering Body Oil Gel, $73, 9. Youngblood Light Reflecting Highlighter,

$69.95, 10. Vapour Beauty Luminous Foundation, $70, 11. Vapour Beauty Aura Multi Stick Blush, $55, 12. Jurlique

Lemon Body Oil 100ml, $39, 13. Sisley Phyto-Touche Illlusion of Summer Bronzer, $125

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TANNING TIP

A SELF-TAN SPECIFIC

FOR THE FACE IS OFTEN

BETTER FOR A RADIANT

COMPLEXION AND CAN

ACHIEVE A MORE A MORE

SUBTLE COLOUR BOOST.

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COSMETIC ENHANCEMENT

DIARY OF A

BLEPHAROPLASTY

PATIENT

EVER WONDERED WHAT IT’S LIKE TO HAVE EYELID SURGERY?

THIS PATIENT DOCUMENTS HER BLEPHAROPLASTY AND PTOSIS

REPAIR WITH OCULOPLASTIC SURGEON DR BENJAMIN BURT.


Patient: Antoinette, 46

Procedure: Blepharoplasty and

ptosis repair

Reason: Recommendation

by optometrist due to excess

eyelid skin and droop of eyelids

affecting vision

Surgeon: Dr Benjamin Burt,

Oculoplastic Surgeon

– www. drbenjaminburt.com

Hospital: Windsor Private Hospital,

20 The Avenue, Windsor VIC 3181

Small and hooded eyes are part of my genetics. It

wasn’t until my early 40s that I noticed my eyelids

drooped and the increase of excess skin simply

became a way of life. I would find myself continually

raising my eyebrows when speaking to people, and

when tired I would see from my peripheral vision the

sag of skin. I had regular injectables to help raise the

brow and open my eyes. My eyes felt unsupported,

almost like something had collapsed. I put it down to

the ‘ageing process’.

It wasn’t until I arranged a long overdue eye test

with my optometrist that I realised my concerns were

justified. After my consultation, she recommended

that I see an oculoplastic surgeon for an opinion and

provided a referral.

After significant research, I met with Dr Benjamin

Burt, a prominent and highly respected oculoplastic

surgeon located in Melbourne. Dr Burt ticked all the

boxes. He is known for his work, is an expert in his

field and a highly sought-after oculoplastic surgeon.

It was important that I chose a surgeon who saw the

‘person’, not the procedure. When meeting him and

his team, he explained clearly what needed to be done,

discussed the recovery process and illustrated how I

my eyes would look after the procedure. He requested

photos prior to my 40s to use as a comparison and so

he could identify my features. I instantly felt assured

and comfortable and soon after I scheduled in the

surgery date.

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COSMETIC ENHANCEMENT

DAY OF PROCEDURE

I arrive at Windsor Private Hospital and am

greeted by the team. I then meet with my

anaesthetist who discusses my health and details

with full transparency of what I should expect. I

change into my hospital gown and am provided

with compression stockings to wear. I’m taken in

the pre-procedure room where I’m placed on a

pre-heated hospital bed.

Shortly after, Dr Burt meets with me. We go

over the procedure, any concerns I have, and

he draws an outline on the areas where he will

perform surgery. I feel comfortable, assured and

grateful that I am in incredible hands.

POST PROCEDURE – RECOVERY

I awake in recovery feeling comfortable. No pain,

no discomfort. Prior to leaving the hospital, I meet

with a nurse who provides me with a post-op

homecare kit and discusses what to expect.

The homecare kit includes:

• Detailed information and instruction on postoperative

care

• Chlorsig Eye Ointment 1% to apply on stiches

twice daily. This promotes healing and helps

evade infection.

• TheraPearl Eye-seential Mask – contains

flexible gel beads that conform to your face.

It is stored in the freezer and helps to soothe

and reduce swelling.

• Brauer Arnicaeze Arnica Tablets to promote

bruise healing.

• A beautiful candle, chocolate and chamomile

tea to enjoy.

The remainder of the night I have slight

irritation but zero pain. I place the icepack

as instructed and sleep elevated to assist

with swelling.

DAY ONE RECOVERY

There is increased swelling and localised weeping

but I feel zero pain and zero discomfort. I’m able

to function day to day normally and resume work.

Dr Burt’s office contacts me for post-operative

follow-up. I follow the post-operative instructions.

DAY TWO RECOVERY

Some swelling, bruising and redness as expected,

but no discomfort and no need for any pain

medication.

Today I shower for the first time. I don’t wash

my face but allow water to run down it. I keep

following the post-operative instructions.

DAY THREE RECOVERY

Swelling is reduced slightly but redness and

bruising are present. Again, no pain or discomfort

and no need for any pain medication.

My eyelids start to feel a little itchy due to

healing. I liken it to hay fever symptoms; it’s

tolerable. Followed post-operative instructions.

DAY FOUR RECOVERY

The swelling has reduced and I can open my eyes

more. Redness and bruising are present but still

no pain or discomfort and no need for any pain

medication.

My eyelids feel tight and itchy, but it’s tolerable.

Followed post-operative instructions.

DAY FIVE RECOVERY

Swelling has reduced further; redness, bruising

and itchiness still present. Followed postoperative

instructions.


BEFORE

ONE MONTH POST

DIRECTLY POST OP

DAY TWELVE

DAY 1

DAY ELEVEN

DAY TWO

DAY NINE

DAY THREE

DAY EIGHT

DAY FOUR

DAY FIVE

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COSMETIC ENHANCEMENT

(WEEK TWO)

DAY EIGHT RECOVERY

Today my stitches are removed, which I’m

excited about.

Swelling, redness and bruising are subsiding

and still no pain or discomfort.

I’m given Blackmores Natural Vitamin E cream

and advised to gently massage the scar tissue on

my eyelids twice daily. I’m told that lumps

of scar tissue will be felt but will resolve with

time and massage. I keep following my postoperative

instructions.

DAY NINE RECOVERY

Swelling is continuing to reduce and redness

and bruising are subsiding significantly. Still no

pain or discomfort. I follow the post-operative

instructions and use the Vitamin E cream.

DAY ELEVEN RECOVERY

At this point, I notice the healing progress is a

slower process and I’m not seeing significant

daily changes. Still zero pain and zero discomfort.

I follow my post-operative instructions and use

the Vitamin E cream.

DAY TWELVE RECOVERY

My eyes are starting to take shape

and look ‘normal’. I keep following my

post-op instructions.

ONE MONTH POST PROCEDURE

I still have slight swelling. It’s not noticeable, but

I can feel it. The base of my eyelids feels numb,

which is normal and will get better over time.

I apply makeup for the first time. I opt

for mineral makeup (Aspect Minerals) and

tubed mascara.

My eyelids feel dry along the scar, but the

scar isn’t visible when my eyes are open or

when I’ve applied makeup. The scar tissue is

healing extremely well – it’s barely noticeable.

I continue to massage Vitamin E cream to help

with the healing.

FINAL OUTCOME

I am so pleased with the outcome. The entire

process, from the procedure to recovery, was

incredibly quick and easy. Not once did I feel

pain or discomfort.

In terms of my vision, I don’t feel the need to

elevate my eyebrows to see, and I look brighter

and more awake. The scar is minimal and will

continue to get better with time. The procedure

has truly changed my life. I am beyond grateful to

Dr Benjamin Burt and his incredible team. He is

a genius and a master at his craft. CBM

BEFORE

AFTER


PROTECT

YOURSELF

WITH SUMMER FAST APPROACHING, MANY OF

US ARE DRAWN TO ENJOYING THE SUN’S RAYS

– EVEN LYING IN THE SUN – BUT BE WARNED.

According to Cancer Council

Australia, around two in three

Australians will be diagnosed

with some form of 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 one of

the most confusing terms is SPF. What

does this actually mean?

Sunscreens are merely filters, and all

of them will let some ultraviolet (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 equation, and refers to the

amount of UV radiation required to

cause sunburn with the sunscreen on,

as a multiple of the amount required

without the sunscreen.

The protection given by a sunscreen

will also vary depending on:

• The amount applied

• The frequency of application

• The skin type of the user

• Immersion in water through

swimming

• The extent a person sweats

• Amount of sunscreen absorbed

by the skin.

The use of sunscreen is an important

preventative measure to help reduce

your risk of developing skin cancer

and premature skin ageing.

Skin is highly susceptible to attack

by the sun, resulting in the destruction

of collagen and elastin structure,

and, more seriously, the damage to

cells’ DNA which can lead to possible

cancer formation.

So no matter what level of

protection you choose, the best

advice is to apply your sunscreen

liberally throughout the day. CBM

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 Cancer

Council, skin cancers account for

around 80 percent of all newly

diagnosed cancers in Australia

each year. 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 that using

a sunscreen labelled SPF 50

means they can 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 percent less sunscreen than

recommended, 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.

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COSMETIC ENHANCEMENT

Cosmetic

surgery

& the

ZOOM

BOOM


LOCKDOWNS AND THE NEW WFH

CULTURE HAVE PROMPTED A BIG

SHIFT IN HOW WE VIEW OUR OWN

BEAUTY AND A NEW PRESSURE TO

‘LOOK GOOD’ ON VIDEO CALLS.

for the good part of two years, many of us have

been viewing our own digital reflection on a daily

basis, taking our place amid rows of headshots

featuring colleagues and acquaintances displayed

side-by-side, just centimetres apart, for up to an hour

or more at a time.

The frequency of video calls increased by 70%

last year for employed Australians – and all this

‘up close and personal’ Zoom time is adding an

additional layer of scrutiny as we watch ourselves

speak and react to others.

Are you noticing lines and wrinkles and double

chins you just don’t see while looking in the bathroom

mirror? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. In a

recent survey, ‘Up Close and Personal’ conducted

for Allergan Aesthetics, 68% of the 2,018 Australians

surveyed said they sometimes feel anxious about their

appearance on video calls. Thirty-one percent report

they feel more aware of their flaws on video calls and

27% say they have felt more critical of their appearance

in the past 12 months due to digital interactions.

One-quarter of respondents said they ‘feel they

look continuously tired and drawn when they see

themselves online’. Ageing was also a key issue, with

20% ‘feeling they look older on video calls’ and 25%

‘feeling pressured to look younger online’.

The research reported it’s not just fine lines and

wrinkles that Australians are taking a closer look at,

with camera angles prompting a new perspective on

the jawline – over a quarter (27%) of people surveyed

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cite double chins, drooping jowls and the

jawline as key facial concerns.

Sydney dermatologist Dr Natasha Cook says,

‘Not only are we seeing our own faces more

often on video calls, but the format also adds

an additional layer of scrutiny, by reflecting our

emotions and reactions in real time.

‘For some people, this is far more

confronting than simply looking in a physical

mirror for daily grooming.’

Putting your best

face forward

The survey researchers noted that Australians

are taking action to put their best face forward

– emphasised by 48% considering ways to

improve their personal appearance on video

calls ‘from over-the-counter skincare to medical

aesthetic injectable treatments’. Specifically,

14% are considering dermal filler or antiwrinkle

injections to improve their appearance

for online video calls. The Cosmetic Physicians

College of Australasia (CPCA) has reported

that, compared with the previous year, dermal

filler injections saw a significant increase of

25% and anti-wrinkle injections were up 14%.

This trend has been echoed internationally,

with a recent US study noting 86% of

dermatologists reported their patients

referenced video conferencing as a reason

for their new cosmetic concerns. Another

recent study found that among those who

previously did not have an interest in facial

cosmetic treatments, 40% now plan to pursue

treatments based on concerns from their video

conferencing appearance alone.

Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Steven Liew

says, ‘Video calls are now a norm in our

daily communication. Unfortunately, it now

provides a platform for people to not only

scrutinise their own features more closely but

also compare themselves to others.

‘This harsh reality has translated into

increased interest in facial aesthetics in clinic,

with many people stating their motivation

for enhancement is directly related to seeing

themselves on screen,’ he adds.


NOT ONLY ARE WE SEEING OUR OWN FACES MORE

OFTEN ON VIDEO CALLS, BUT THE FORMAT ALSO ADDS

AN ADDITIONAL LAYER OF SCRUTINY, BY REFLECTING OUR

EMOTIONS AND REACTIONS IN REAL TIME.

THE FACE

‘TWEAKMENTS’

WOMEN WANT MOST

New research by TEXOANE Australia, conducted

by Lonergan Research, has revealed that 70% of

Australian women aged under 60 are eager for a

‘tweakment’ – a small change to at least one of

their facial features – with Gen Z women the

most keen.

The top three areas women are seeking

tweakments for are eyes (33%), neck and jawline

(27%) and lips and mouth (24%).

Of those surveyed, 78% of women who are

open to making a change are looking to minimise

fine lines and wrinkles and 46% are wanting to

enhance and contour their facial features. The

research confirmed a strong preference for a

natural look, with 86% seeking natural results from

their tweakments.

Additionally, more women are freely admitting

to having dermal filler procedures, with 87% of

those who have undergone the treatment feeling

comfortable telling people.

‘We first noticed the ‘Zoom Boom’ last year,

with people scrutinising their faces more than ever

and noticing things they didn’t like when they are

talking on camera,’ says cosmetic physician Dr

Joseph Hkeik. ‘At All Saint Clinic, we experienced

a marked increase in requests for fillers and

intense anti-wrinkle procedures like lasers and

peel treatments, which is something we expect to

continue soaring after this current lockdown.’ CBM

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2022

GUIDE

TO THE

MOST

POPULAR

face

treatments

2021 HAS BEEN AN INTERESTING ONE. ALONGSIDE CHANGES IN

HOW WE WORK AND SOCIALISE, AESTHETIC PRACTITIONERS HAVE

ALSO SEEN RISING DEMAND FOR COSMETIC TREATMENTS AND

‘TWEAKMENTS’. HERE’S THE 2022 GUIDE TO THE MOST POPULAR

NON-SURGICAL COSMETIC PROCEDURES.

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ANTI-WRINKLE

INJECTIONS

• Smooths away dynamic lines such as crow’s feet,

forehead lines and the “11’s” between the eyes

• Subtle brow lift effect

• Jawline slimming

Known under the brand names Botox, Dysport and

Xeomin, botulinum toxin is single-handedly the most

popular aesthetic treatment. Botulinum toxin works by

blocking nerve stimulation to wrinkle-causing muscles,

which prevents the muscle from contracting and smooths

away wrinkles and fine lines.

As a muscle relaxant, it is used to treat crow’s feet

around the eyes, the frown lines between the eyebrows

(glabellar lines) and the worry lines across the forehead.

It can also be used to produce the effect of a brow lift

by relaxing the muscles that drag down the brow. It can

also be used (off label) in the masseter muscle to create

a slimmer-looking jawline.

A few tiny injections are administered just under the

skin and the results kick in around Day 4 or 5, reaching

their full result around 2 weeks and lasting on average for

about 4 months. The procedure usually takes about 10

minutes and is generally well tolerated.

FILLERS

• Used to add volume to cheeks, midface, temple hollows and lips

• Fills in static lines, wrinkles, depressions and scars

Fillers are used to add volume and structure, fill deep folds and smooth fine lines and

wrinkles. There are different grades of fillers designed specifically for use in different parts of

the face and for different purposes – from creating fuller lips to revolumising sagging cheeks

to filling in hollowing temples. Fillers can be injected superficially to add volume to lips, fill

in fine lines or reduce under-eye circles and hollows. They can also be used more deeply to

‘sculpt’ the face and add contour, projection and definition to areas such as the cheeks, chin,

jawline and even the nose.

Today’s fillers vary in longevity, composition and viscosity, depending on what and where

is being treated, but all are gel-like in consistency and use a substance called hyaluronic

acid, which is found naturally in the body and can absorb up to 1,000 times its own weight in

water. The type of filler (composition and viscosity), where it’s used and the depth of injection

all influence the final result, and how long they last. Superficial ‘soft’ injections for lips, for

example, may last up to 6 months, while firmer filler designed for building and contouring and

injected deep on the bone can last 12-18 months.

There’s some discomfort associated with filler injections but a topical anaesthetic should

help keep you comfortable. Depending on the amount of areas, this type of procedure will

take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour on average.


SKIN

TIGHTENING /

LIFTING

• Non-surgical face lift effect

• Tightening lax skin

Energy-based treatments for facial lifting and

skin tightening are increasingly popular. These

devices commonly use a form of energy such

as radiofrequency or ultrasound waves – to

target deeper levels of the dermis and promote

the production of new collagen formation and

remodelling. This improves skin texture and reduces

sagging skin, as well as improving drooping eyes,

jaw line and neck, and softening wrinkles around the

mouth, eyes and forehead.

Non-surgical skin tightening treatments heat the

skin’s deep dermis and subdermal layers without

damaging the outer layers of the skin.

There may be some swelling and redness that

gradually subside over the next few days but

in general most patients experience little or no

downtime. Results are usually gradual, as the new

collagen forms over the next couple of months,

and are typically long lasting – up to two years in

many cases.

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SKIN

NEEDLING

• Overall skin rejuvenation

• Acne and other scarring

• Pore size reduction, textural improvements

Skin needling, or micro-needling, is a

treatment used to improve the appearance of

wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, skin texture and

premature ageing by creating tiny punctures in

the skin. The treatment achieves a controlled

injury to the skin, which stimulates the skin’s

natural growth of healthy new skin. The

epidermis is left primarily intact so the healing

period is quick – which makes it an effective

laser or chemical peel alternative for many.

Skin needling can be performed alone,

usually with a roller embedded with

medical-grade sterile micro-needles. For

more dramatic lifting and toning results,

radiofrequency (RF) micro-needling devices

combine the collagen-boosting, skin

resurfacing effect of skin needling with the

skin-tightening technology of RF energy.

After treatment, the skin is red and swollen

for around one to two days, with a light grazelike

scabbing effect forming over the treated

area on day two of recovery. Most patients are

able to return to work and normal activities

within 48 hours of treatment.

Multiple treatments are usually necessary

to achieve significant improvement in the

appearance and depth of lines and scars.

Treatment effects are cumulative and can

be seen six to eight weeks after the initial

treatment with long-lasting results.

LASERS

• Overall skin rejuvenation

• Sun damage, scarring, lines and wrinkles,

anti-ageing, pigmentation

Laser therapies work by targeting tissue and

can be used for a number of treatments,

including pigmentation, scarring, unwanted

hair, spider veins, sun-damaged skin, and

wrinkle reduction.

Advances in laser technology mean that

laser skin resurfacing, once reserved for the

treatment of severe conditions such as acne

scarring due to the extensive downtime

involved, has become an effective option for

many people seeking reduction of lines and

wrinkles and correction of pigmentation.

Most resurfacing lasers work by removing

microscopic quantities and stimulating the

production of new collagen in the skin. The

advent of fractionated laser technology,

where microscopic columns of skin are

treated while surrounding skin is left intact,

has made it possible to achieve better

results with fewer side effects. Fractionated

technology has been applied to the CO 2

laser, dramatically reducing the recovery time.

Results and downtime for all laser treatments

vary depending on the depth and strength

of treatment.


THREAD

LIFTS

• Face lift effect

• Skin revitalisation

Thread lifts have all but taken over Instagram

in the past couple of years, with many pundits

speculating thread lifts are the secret trend

behind the ubiquitous “IG face”.

Thread lifting is a minimally invasive procedure

that elevates the soft tissues of the face using

specially designed internal sutures and can

deliver dramatic results that can almost rival

a surgical facelift for the right candidate. The

procedure involves the use of multiple fine

biocompatible threads to lift and support skin

and tissues on the face (usually mid face) and

neck. By inserting threads into the cheek area,

not only can the cheek be suspended to a higher

position, but collagen production can also be

stimulated, thus improving the hydration, tone

and texture of the skin.

The threads dissolve within around nine to 12

months, whilst maintaining the revitalising and

lifting effect for around 2 years. Thread lifts are

performed under local anaesthetic and usually

take around one hour. While there may be some

visible swelling and bruising, you can go back to

work right away if you’d like.

Depending on the thread, results are

immediately apparent, but you should notice

further improvement in the days and weeks

following, as swelling and bruising starts to

subside. CBM

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World's

SP


est

AS

MUTE THE ZOOM CALL

AND DITCH THE TRACKIES,

DESTINATION VACAYS ARE

BACK ON THE AGENDA! TO

HELP YOUR INSPIRATION

BOARD, CONDE NASTE

TRAVELLER RECENTLY

REVEALED ITS ANNUAL SPA

GUIDE WINNERS OF THE

WORLD’S BEST WELLNESS

DESTINATIONS.

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CHIVA-SOM, HUA HIN,

THAILAND

www.chivasom.com/hua-hin

One of the original holistic health and wellness

retreats in Asia (a pioneering venture when it

launched back in 1995), Chiva-Som has earned its

sterling reputation as one of the world’s leading

wellness resorts.

Perched on the spectacular Gulf of Thailand,

Chiva-Som is about learning to live, enjoy and

appreciate every moment, and in so doing

creating a personal path to health and wellness.

The beachfront resort’s program brings together

Western diagnostic skills and Eastern philosophies

to revitalise the mind, body and spirit.

You’ll start by selecting a Chiva-Som retreat that

best aligns with your motivations and then your

personal Health & Wellness Advisor will tailor a

bespoke program that addresses all facets of the

mind and body.

All of the resort facilities, including the luxury

accommodations, are specifically designed

to complement the healing and restorative

properties of the retreats, treatments and

evidence-based wellness cuisine.

Chiva-Som has recently launched four new

retreats to support the ‘new normal’ lifestyles.

Recognising and proactively addressing guests’

changing needs, the innovative programs enhance

the resort’s already comprehensive retreat

offerings, focusing on specific objectives from

supporting the immune system and gut health to

embracing nature and ageing gracefully.

According to Conde Naste Traveller: ‘The

offering is almost overwhelming, knocking

on more than 150 different treatments, from

traditional Thai and Ayurvedic modalities and

chakra balancing to naturopathic consultations.

Then there’s the perhaps surprising aestheticbeauty

department, plus serious remedial

physiotherapy and rehabilitation, and the

most prolific, high-profile roll-call of visiting

therapists imaginable.’

No wonder David and Victoria Beckham, Kate

Moss and Elle Macpherson have made numerous

pilgrimages to this slice of heaven.

SPA GUIDE

WINNER:

BEST

DESTINATION

SPA


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SPA GUIDE

WINNER:

BEST FITNESS

PROGRAM

EUPHORIA RETREAT,

GREECE

www.euphoriaretreat.com

Euphoria, one of Europe’s most famed

destination spas, is located within the Unesco

World Heritage site of Mystras at the foothills of

Mount Taygetos of Peloponnese (near Sparta).

Described as an ‘authentic place of healing and

transformation’, this 5-star retreat helps people

on their quest for self-discovery and inner revival.

Euphoria delivers world-class spa therapies

amid a mythical landscape, taking inspiration

from Greek and Chinese healing philosophies.

It’s also renowned for its fitness program.

The retreat’s Spartan Spirit of Adventure

program has all the elements of a modern

workout program you’d expect, but it’s carried

out in the style of the township’s local Spartan

warrior ancestors, weaving in the region’s rich

history while burning calories and unleashing

your physical fitness. This is one place where you

can truly train like a Spartan!

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WINNER:

MOST

MEANINGFUL

EXPERIENCE

FOUR SEASONS RESORT,

MALDIVES (LANDAA

GIRAAVARU)

www.fourseasons.com/maldiveslg/

On a verdant beach-fringed atoll, with a lush jungle interior and

sparkling lagoon, you’ll find the jaw-dropping Landaa Giraavaru

resort, where Ayurvedic philosophy gently weaves throughout

the entire resort.

The resort spa, AyurMa, invites you to reset your awareness

and embark on a new path to health, harmony and happiness,

where the emphasis is on loving the Earth as you love yourself.

Supported by the four pillars of Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy,

Wellness and Planetary Wellbeing – plus a multi award-winning

team of Ayurvedic doctors, naturopaths and yoga therapists –

this is a place designed to cultivate care for ourselves, others,

the oceans and the planet.

The new Yoga Therapy Centre offers personalised conditiontargeting

programs devised in conjunction with S-VYASA, the

world’s first “university for yoga” and pioneer of yoga therapy

through scientific research. A must for yoga devotees.


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SPA GUIDE

WINNER:

BEST HOLISITIC

HIDEAWAY

MASQI, THE ENERGY HOUSE,

SPAIN

www.masqi.es/en

MasQi is a 19th-century farmhouse turned 8-room boutique hotel. It’s set

in silence (literally) and is perched in the remote mountains of Sierra de

Maryola National Park between Alicante and Valencia.

MasQi proposes a way of learning to live life in a healthier way –

fuller, more consciously and calmer. To do this, they offer a variety of

tailored programs, which may include yoga, meditation, bio-energetic

therapies, mentoring and Ayurveda alongside gourmet macrobiotic

cuisine, to help you become the best possible version of yourself. Daily

yoga and meditation classes are held in the retreat’s spectacular dome,

surrounded by nothing but miles of countryside and tranquility.

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SPA GUIDE

WINNER:

BEST

AYURVEDIC

RETREAT

AYURVEDA PARKSCHLOESSCHEN, GERMANY

www.ayurveda-parkschloesschen.de/en

The Ayurveda Parkschlösschen is

renowned as a house of health and

since it first opened its doors in 1993

has become the European epicentre for

Ayurvedic practice.

The architecture, materials and

colours are selected according to the

universal knowledge of Ayurveda, and

everything – from the food, to the forms

of therapy, treatments, exercises, yoga

and meditation – is based on the ancient

principles of the holistic art of Ayurvedic

healing, under the careful supervision of

experienced Ayurvedic practitioners.

The focus is on Panchakarma,

an elaborate Ayervedic method of

purification combining various cleansing

and treatment procedures interwoven

with the practice of yoga.

‘Panchakarma’ is derived from two

Sanskrit words – Pancha, which means

five, and Karma, which means actions.

It offers a complete detoxification,

cleansing and rejuvenation program for

mind, body and spiritual wellbeing.

As Conde Naste Travellor describes:

‘This is detoxing the old-school way,

a millennia-based method rooted in

Ayurveda and still utterly relevant for

today. The wildly effective and heavy-duty

panchakarma (a nine-, 13-, 20- or 34-night

stay that removes metabolic waste from

the body with medical enemas) is as

successful a resolve for 21st-century

burnout as it is for good old-fashioned

weight loss.

‘Panchakarma gives phenomenal

results but involves intense scheduling:

wake-up is before 7am, with oil swishing

around the mouth, scraping the tongue (a

potential organ for infection), lots of hot

water and detox drinks, more oil in the

nostrils and ears, yoga and meditation. All

before breakfast.’

Source: Condé Nast Traveller Spa Guide 2021 winners.

www.cntraveller.com/gallery/best-spas-in-the-world

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Christmas

GIFT

GUIDE

2021

NO MATTER WHO YOU NEED TO

BUY A GIFT FOR THIS HOLIDAY SEASON,

WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED. IF YOU

END UP SPOILING YOURSELF IN THE

PROCESS, THAT’S OKAY TOO!

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Bauble 8cm, $89, 8. Charlotte Tilbury Limited Edition Lucky Lips, $49, 9. Clinique Holiday Stocking Stuffers Beauty Bauble, $25

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Michael Kors Wonderlust Purse Spray Trio, $85, 5. Amouage Love Tuberose Gift Set includes: 100ml Eau de Parfum, 100ml Body

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1. Jurlique Hydrating Mist Trio Set, $89, 2. Tanologist Drop and Glow Bauble Gift Set, $12.99, 3. Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque 2013

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Comoros Pearl, Ambar Stone, Roanoke Ivy, $115, 8. Palm Beach Collection Christmas Gift Pack includes: The Passionfruit Pavlova

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Essential Face Trio Set, $115, 11. L’Occitane Classic Advent Calendar includes an array of their most-loved products, $99, 12. Revlon

Jasmine & French Pear Soy Scented Candle, $24.95, 13. Carriere Freres Festive Gift Set includes Siam Benzoin & Cocao Bean, Siam

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Hand Cream 30ml, Solid Soap 100g, $79

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1. Cloud Nine Evergreen Christmas Collection Airshot Hairdryer, $289, 2. Philip Kingsley Body & Volume Kit includes: Body

Building Shampoo 75ml, Body Building Conditioner 75ml, Elasticizer 75ml, $65, 3. Coco & Eve Oh My Hair Kit, $56.80,

4. Philip

Kingsley Smooth & Shiny Kit includes: Re-Moisturising Shampoo 75ml, Re-Moisturising Conditioner 75ml, Elasticizer 75ml,

$65, 5. Davines Oi Trio gift set includes: Oi Shampoo, Oi Conditioner, Oi Milk, $89.95, 6. Cloud Nine Evergreen Christmas

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Curling Wand, $269, 9. True Me Gift set includes: True Me Styler, Original or Wide, Tortoiseshell Rake Comb, Travel Bag , $179,

10. Colorwow Dream Clean Curly Gift Set includes: Color Security Shampoo 250ml, Color Security Conditioner Fine-Thick

250ml, Dreamcoat Supernatural Curly Spray 50ml, $81.95, 11. evo happy go lucky hydrate set includes: the therapist hydrating

shampoo 300ml, the therapist hydrating conditioner 300ml and happy campers wearable treatment 200ml, $68

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1. Medik8 Escape kit includes: Try Me Size Micellar Mousse 40ml, Try Me Size Hydr8 B5 Intense 8ml, Try Me Size Night Ritual

Vitamin A 2.5ml, Try Me Size Eyes & Lips Micellar Cleanse 30ml, $70, 2. mesoesetetic collagen 360 + ha densimatrix pack,

$298, 3. The Secret Ultimate Holiday Set includes: Day and Night Cream, Serum, Eye Serum and Cream, Body Cellulite

Cream, Rose Quartz Roller, $900, 4. Calecim Professional Starter Pack includes: 1 x Restorative Hydration Cream 20g, 1

x Multi-Action Cream 20g, 1 x Professional Serum 5ml, 3 x Recovery Night Complex 5g Tube, 1 x Product Guide, $348, 5.

Ultraderm Karma Essentials Kit includes: Skin Karma Cleaner 200ml, Skin Karma Moisturiser 30ml, Face & Body Polishing

Cream 30ml and Absolute B3 Serum 10ml, $99, 6. Sisley Black Rose Gift Set includes: 50ml Black Rose Skin Infusion Cream,

14ml Black Rose Eye Contour Fluid, $405 7. Sisley Ecological Compound Gift Set includes: 125ml Ecological Compound,

100ml Cleansing Milk with White Lily, 100ml Floral Toning Lotion, $315, , 8. mesoesetetic energy C + ha densimatrix pack,

$278, 9. mesoesetetic limited edition the element with unique zircon sterling silver bracelet, $178, 10. asap Celebration

Collections Super B Complex and Liquid Platinum, $115, 11. mesoesetetic radiance DNA + ha densimatrix pack, $320

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1. SkinCeuticals Glow Duo Christmas Bon Bon includes: C E Ferulic 15ml, Hydrating B5 Gel 30ml, $149, 2. mesoesetetic

stem Cell + ha densimatrix pack, $278, 3. asap Celebration Collections Super B Complex and DNA Renewal Treatment,

$169, 4. Aspect Skin Heroes Kitincludes: Purastat 5 Cleanser 100ml, Extreme C 20 30ml, Extreme B 17 15ml, Phytostat 9 50g,

$199.90, 5. Medik8 Celebrated Gift Set includes: Press & Glow 200ml, Crystal Retinal 3 30ml, Reusable Cotton Pads x16, $130,

6. Skinstitut The Dream Team Limited Edition Set incliudes: Quick Fix Anti-Ageing Sheet Mask, L-Lactic Cleanser, Rejuvenate

15 Serum, Ultra Firming Eye & Neck Cream, Enzymatic Micro Peel, Moisture Defence Normal Skin and Retinol Serum, $125, 7.

Ella Baché Rejuvenating Skin Collection includes: Eternal+Replenishing Day Cream 50ml, Eternal+ Regenerating Night Cream

20ml, Eternal+ Sculpting Serum 15ml, Active Face Great SPF50+ Lotion 15ml, $142

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1. Biologi ‘One with Everything’ Bon Bon Save My Skin Mini Serum Trio, $53, 2. Biologi BBright Skin Bundle includes Bqk

Radiance Serum Duo (Quandong Serum 15ml and Kakadu Plum Serum 15ml), Bc Refresh Cleanser 50ml, Microfibre Cloth,

$153, 3. Aesthetics Rx Set to Glow Kit includes: B Serum 30ml, A Serum 15ml, Revitalising Foaming Cleanser 30ml, and

Daily Moisturiser Hydrating 30ml, $149, 4. Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic Skincare Wardrobe, $110, 5. Coco & Eve

Super Hydration Kit, $146.90, 6. Pure Fiji Palm Christmas Cracker includes: 5ml Lip Balm, 30ml Lotion, 15ml Body Mist, 15ml

Body Butter, $22, 7. Dr. LeWinn’s Pamper Plus Masking Kit, $39.99, 8. Aspect Dr Skin Excellence Kit includes: Deep Clean

100ml, Multi B Plus 15ml, Complete Pigment Plus 15ml, Resveratrol Moisturising Cream 50g, $199.90, 9. Pure Fiji Brighten &

Illuminate Vitamin C Bag includes 30ml Vitamin C Foaming Oil Cleanser, 10ml Kakadu Super Vitamin C Brightening Serum,

Vitamin C toning Mist, 10ml Kakadu Super Vitamin C Brightening Oil, 20ml Pure Vitamin C Masque, $89.95, 10. Image

Skincare Luminous Collection 4 Step Brightening Regimen includes Ormedic Balancing Facial Cleanser, Iluma Intense

Brightening Serum, Prevention+ Daily Matte Moisturiser, Ormedic Lip Enhancement Complex, Image Holiday Bag, $177,

11. Antipodes Healthier Skin Heroes Skin Care Gift Set, $60

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200ml, Pawpaw Nectar, Recycled Comb and Handy Bag, $79, 2. Esmi Skin Minerals The Face Mask Mini Collection, $139,

3. Peppy Co LED Light Therapy Mask V2, $179, 4. Alya Day Spa Gift includes: Australian Pink Clay Mask, Pink Mask Brush

and Day Spa Headband, $54.99, 5. Waterpik Nano Water Flosser, $139.95, 6. Face Halo Christmas Classics Pack includes

3 make up removers, the Original, Pro and Cherry, $33, 7. La Mav Quartz Gua Sha & Roller Set $59.99, 8. The Collagen

Co Premium Collagen Peptide Sachets, $49, 9. The Collagen Co Infuser, $39, 10. St.Tropez Ultimate Glow Kit $59.99, 11.

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$8,850, 2. George Jensen Mercy Necklace with Pendant, Large Sterling Silver, $475, 3. Coca Cola x Morphe Cheerfully Cherry

Artistry Palette, $38, 4. Coca Cola x Morphe Cherry Coke Lip Glaze, $15, 5. Coca Cola x Morphe Bunch O’Cherries 3-Piece Beauty

Sponge Set, $23, 6. Sisley Phyto-Blush Twist Berry, $85, 7. Mavala Flower Magic Nail Colour in Cartagena, $8.50, 8. Mavala Twist

& Shine Nail Colour in Black Twist, $8.50, 9. Revlon Ultra HD SNAP! Nail Enamel in Cherry on Top and Rule the World, $11.95 each,

10. Estée Lauder Double Wear Sheer Long-Wear Makeup SPF20, $60, 11. Jurlique Exclusive Edition Rosewater Balancing Mist

100ml, $52, 12. Sisley Phyto-Khol Star Waterproof Mat in Tonka, $68, 13. Bvlgari Serpenti Sunglasses Model 903904, $620

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SPF30, $65, 3. Aspect Intense Hydration Sheet Mask 5 sheets, $59.90, 4. Mecca Max Spot Dots Blemish Busting

Patches, 12 pack, $10, 5. GHD Helios Professional Dryer in White, $295, 6. Mecca Max X-Zit Strategy Clarifying Mask

$22, Mecca Max Watercooler Calming Hydration Serum $25, Mecca Max Night Duty Hydrating Overnight Jelly Mask

$22, Mecca Max The Break-Up Blemish Busting Serum $25 and Mecca Max Foam-O Gentle Gel Cleanser $15

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Cream, $119, 3. Douglas Pereira Cera Fort Complex Day Fluid 50ml, $120, 4. Douglas Pereira Enzyme Cleanse 200ml

$98, 5. JOVS Venus Pro at-home hair removal device, $549, 6. QED Skincare Wrinkle Rewind Exfoliator 250ml $94,

7. BodyBlendz Booty Elixir 50ml, $34.99, 8. Susanne Kaufmann Day Cream Line T 50ml, $119, 9. Palm Beach Collection

Limited Edition Candle, Waterlily & Seagrass, $44.95, 10. Biossance Squalane + Caffeine Toning Body Cream, $75, 11.

QED Skincare The Body Exfoliator 500ml $68, 12. QED Skincare Deep Hydration Exfoliator 250ml $64

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$31.95, 3. Sky Gazer towels with a free matching bag, from $44.99, 4. Sun Bum Moisturising Sunscreen Spray in SPF

30 or SPF 50, $20.99, 5. Sun Bum Premium Moisturising Sunscreen Lotion in SPF 30 or SPF 50, $17.99, 6. COLAB

Tropical Dry Shampoo, $8.99, 7. L’Oréal Paris Magic Retouch Temporary Root Concealer Spray, $15.95, 8. We Are

Feel Good Inc. Coconut Sunscreen SPF 50+, $27.95, 9. We Are Feel Good Inc. After Sun Cooling Lotion 100ml,

$19.95, 10. L’Oréal Paris Excellence Crème Permanent Hair Colour, $22.75, 11. U by Kotex Thinx Reusable Period

Undies from $19.99, 12. Chilly Towel Ladies Dry Chill Singlet, $40 and Shorts, $45

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