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CosBeauty Magazine #94

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 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

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COSBEAUTY<br />

ISSUE 94 NOV-JAN 2022<br />

Get<br />

ready<br />

to party!<br />

PRO MAKEUP<br />

HACKS<br />

DIY PARTY HAIR<br />

30+<br />

PRODUCTS<br />

TO GIVE YOU<br />

A SUNKISSED<br />

GLOW<br />

THE<br />

2022<br />

GUIDE TO<br />

FACE<br />

TWEAKMENTS<br />

THE RISE OF THE<br />

celebrity<br />

beauty<br />

brand<br />

World’s<br />

best<br />

wellness<br />

destinations<br />

a time<br />

for<br />

giving<br />

OUR CHRISTMAS GIFT GUIDE


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REGULARS<br />

10 Editor’s Letter<br />

12 Beauty Insider<br />

136 Ed’s Faves<br />

FEATURES<br />

24 The rise & rise of celebrity<br />

beauty brands<br />

We delve inside the lucrative<br />

world of celebrity beauty<br />

brands and whether they’re<br />

worth the hype.<br />

88 Diary of a blepharoplasty<br />

Ever wondered what it’s<br />

like to have eyelid surgery?<br />

This patient documents her<br />

eyelid surgery experience –<br />

from consultation to<br />

pre-month post surgery.<br />

94 Cosmetic surgery & the<br />

Zoom boom<br />

Lockdowns and the new<br />

wfh culture have prompted a<br />

big shift in how we view our<br />

own beauty.<br />

98 The 2022 guide to the most<br />

popular face treatments &<br />

tweakments<br />

BEAUTY<br />

40 Summertime skincare<br />

Summer is for sunshine and<br />

swimming but for our skin it<br />

can mean pigmentation and<br />

DNA damage. Dermatologist<br />

Dr Burcu Kim shares how we<br />

can prepare our skin for the<br />

summer sun onslaught.<br />

62 Pro makeup tips from a<br />

celebrity MUA<br />

Chantelle Baker, celeb makeup<br />

artist for L’Oréal Paris, shares her<br />

expert tips and tricks to enhance<br />

your natural beauty – plus our<br />

fave new makeup crushes.<br />

70 How to style your hair like a pro<br />

This year’s best hair care and<br />

hair tools for next-level salonrivalling<br />

styles.<br />

82 Endless summer<br />

Get set to ‘summerise’ your<br />

beauty routine with our<br />

all-star line-up of self-tanners<br />

and bronzers.<br />

116 Christmas gift guide 2021<br />

No matter who you need to buy a<br />

gift for this holiday season, we’ve<br />

got you covered. If you end up<br />

spoiling yourself in the process,<br />

that’s okay too!


WELLNESS<br />

104 World’s best spas<br />

Mute the video call and<br />

ditch the trackies, destination<br />

vacays are back on the<br />

agenda! Here are the world’s<br />

top wellness destination<br />

resorts to get your inspiration<br />

board started.<br />

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From the<br />

EDITOR<br />

Spring has always been a time of hope and this year, after many experiencing<br />

lockdown and isolation, this sentiment feels especially true. As restrictions have<br />

eased, life is gradually returning to some kind of normal. But while some things<br />

remain the same, lockdown has irrevocably changed many aspects of our lives, and<br />

this includes our beauty and skincare rituals and how we view ourselves – literally.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

thread lifts – will help you navigate your options.<br />

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

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

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

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

for summer.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

up to the hype.<br />

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

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

Naste Traveller’s top wellness destination resorts of 2021 as inspiration. Enjoy!<br />

Issue 94<br />

Nov – Jan 2022<br />

Editor-in-Chief<br />

Michelle Kearney<br />

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@cosbeauty<br />

Beauty insider<br />

THE WHO’S WHO AND WHAT’S NEW IN BEAUTY.<br />

MEDIK8 LAUNCHES NEW<br />

SOLUTION TO PIGMENTATION<br />

Do you have areas of hyperpigmentation,<br />

age spots or uneven<br />

skin tone? Oxy-R Peptides, the latest<br />

science-backed product to join the<br />

Medik8 Peptide Family, offers new<br />

hope for an even-toned complexion.<br />

The key ingredient is 1%<br />

oxyresveratrol, which has been<br />

shown to be 33 times more effective<br />

than kojic acid at blocking tyrosinase<br />

(the main enzyme in melanin<br />

production) and 45 times more<br />

effective than resveratrol.<br />

Read our full article on this<br />

impressive new product on page 36.<br />

RRP: $124 for 2 x 10ml bottles<br />

Where to buy: Available at<br />

www.Medik8.com.au and Medik8<br />

clinics throughout Australia<br />

NEW LAUNCH FOR SKINSTITUT<br />

Skinstitut launches Expert, a new<br />

dermatologist-endorsed anti-ageing<br />

skincare range for proven results.<br />

Expert earns its name not just<br />

from the brand’s strong links to the<br />

professional skincare industry but<br />

because it is formulated alongside<br />

their Medical Advisory Committee,<br />

made up of leading Australian<br />

dermatologists and skin specialists.<br />

The skinstitut Expert range features<br />

four unique active complexes and<br />

signature, hard-working antioxidants<br />

such as Australian Native Kakadu<br />

Plum, Niacinamide, Hyaluronic<br />

Acid and Retinol, that are proven to<br />

provide targeted and real results.<br />

Recommended for ages 35+,<br />

skinstitut Expert targets multiple signs<br />

of ageing through redensifying and<br />

recontouring the skin with potent<br />

ingredients that help to lift and<br />

firm. The high-performance range is<br />

formulated to achieve a youthful<br />

glow by reducing the appearance<br />

of lines and wrinkles and improving<br />

skin texture.<br />

The new range includes expertly<br />

formulated products at a winning<br />

price point of under $99.<br />

Where to buy: Available at<br />

www.skinstitut.com, Laser Clinics<br />

Australia and selected online retailers.<br />

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@cosbeauty<br />

FIND YOUR PERFECT SHADE OF RED<br />

On the quest for the perfect red lip?<br />

Clinique Pop Reds has made it easier<br />

than ever. No more trial by fire-engine<br />

red or crimson rose to find the ideal hue,<br />

thank you very much!<br />

The new custom-fit collection – which<br />

can be used as both a lipstick or cream<br />

blush – is based on Clinique’s proprietary<br />

algorithm, Clinique Shade Match<br />

Science, to find your just-right shade of<br />

red. The collection includes seven shades<br />

created to complement each individual’s<br />

skin tone and undertone. RRP: $40<br />

Where to buy: www.clinique.com.au,<br />

Myer, David Jones, Mecca, Sephora,<br />

Adore Beauty and selected Terry White<br />

and independent pharmacies.<br />

SKINMTX LAUNCHES IN AUSTRALIA<br />

With a slew of international awards under<br />

its belt, we’re excited to get our hands<br />

(and faces) on SkinMTX, dermatologicalgrade<br />

skincare known for its groundbreaking<br />

innovation.<br />

The hero product, TeloZyme Youth<br />

Activator, is a serum based on the Nobel<br />

Prize-winning discovery of telomeres and<br />

how the deterioration of this part of the<br />

DNA structure accelerates cell ageing.<br />

What makes this product so special is<br />

that it is formulated to target the integrity<br />

of telomeres for younger-looking skin<br />

from within.<br />

To read more about telomeres and the<br />

SkinMTX range, turn to page 52.<br />

Where to buy: www.skinmtx.com.au and<br />

select clinics.<br />

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@cosbeauty<br />

BIOMIMIC SKINCARE + SKINDNA<br />

= PERSONALISED DNA-BASED<br />

SKINCARE<br />

From the founders of SkinDNA,<br />

the world’s most popular skin<br />

DNA testing technology, comes<br />

BIOMIMIC skincare, an Aussie brand<br />

that has created a simple skincare<br />

solution personalised for each user,<br />

at an affordable price point.<br />

Made in small batches right here<br />

in Australia, the range offers two<br />

essentials and six booster treatments<br />

that target different skin concerns.<br />

Though you can purchase BIOMIMIC<br />

products on their own, they’re<br />

designed to work in conjunction<br />

with a SkinDNA genetic test, which<br />

analyses the 12 skin functions of<br />

your DNA profile and provides<br />

you with a personalised report on<br />

the ingredients, supplements and<br />

professional treatments most suited<br />

to your DNA profile and hereditary<br />

predispositions to ageing.<br />

‘We all want healthy, youthfullooking<br />

skin but not everyone<br />

understands the complexities of<br />

their skin genetics, and how the<br />

wrong product selection, coupled<br />

with hereditary predispositions,<br />

could be costing you money on<br />

skincare that simply won’t work for<br />

you,’ explains Stefan Mazy, founder<br />

of SkinDNA and BIOMIMIC.<br />

Mazy, who has dedicated his<br />

entire career to understanding the<br />

role that genetics plays in skin health<br />

and ageing and, subsequently, the<br />

scientific advancement of predictive<br />

ageing, says that BIOMIMIC is the<br />

result of over a decade of research.<br />

‘I designed BIOMIMIC with one<br />

mission: to provide an easy-to-use<br />

and targeted solution to address<br />

the five main skin ageing pathways<br />

we analyse in a SkinDNA test:<br />

sun damage and pigmentation,<br />

wrinkling, free radical damage,<br />

skin sensitivity, as well as firmness<br />

and elasticity.<br />

‘I truly believe that skincare<br />

doesn’t have to be complex, so it<br />

was important to me that BIOMIMIC<br />

included only the products you<br />

absolutely need and none that you<br />

don’t. The result is a personalised<br />

skincare routine for every user,<br />

where each product has been<br />

carefully developed for maximum<br />

absorption, so your skin can feel the<br />

full benefits.’<br />

RRP: BIOMIMIC Essentials: $59;<br />

Boosters: $69, SkinDNA Genetic<br />

Test: $249<br />

Where to buy:<br />

www.biomimicskincare.com<br />

SAY HELLO TO 100%<br />

PLANT-BASED HAIR COLOUR<br />

Launched in 2021 by ethical hair<br />

care company BRITE, Naturally<br />

Brite is an exciting new range of<br />

100% plant-based hair dye infused<br />

with conditioning henna. The<br />

innovative offering is an industryfirst<br />

and is suitable for every hair<br />

type and texture.<br />

Free from any nasties, the range<br />

is set to revolutionise at-home<br />

hair colouring, lockdown or not.<br />

Naturally Brite’s hero ingredient<br />

is a luxurious conditioning henna<br />

that not only enhances colour but<br />

also helps to repair hair damage,<br />

improve follicle health and restore<br />

strand strength.<br />

Naturally Brite is available<br />

in three shades including Dark<br />

Brown, Black and Copper Rose.<br />

The collection is natural, clean and<br />

free from ammonia, bleach and<br />

peroxide. BRITE’s specially curated<br />

formula is vegan, cruelty-free and<br />

accredited by PETA – meaning<br />

you’re not only being kind to your<br />

hair but also the planet! RRP: $15<br />

Where to buy: Woolworths and<br />

https://briteorganix.com<br />

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@cosbeauty<br />

SUSANNE KAUFMANN<br />

ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE RETAIL<br />

PARTNERSHIP WITH MECCA<br />

SUSANNE KAUFMANN have<br />

been pioneers in sustainable,<br />

natural skincare since 2003. The<br />

brand combines founder Susanne<br />

Kaufmann’s expertise in natural<br />

ingredients and skincare philosophy<br />

with her values for innovation and<br />

sustainable living. The powerful,<br />

natural formulas are hand finished<br />

in the Austrian alpine region of<br />

Bregenzerwald, home to Kaufmann<br />

and her family for generations.<br />

The range is created using<br />

only the finest plants and<br />

botanicals, carefully chosen for<br />

their efficacy and skin affinity, as<br />

well as pioneering sustainable<br />

manufacturing methods. From<br />

effective, targeted skincare<br />

treatments to soothing body care<br />

and bath rituals, the products are<br />

both rooted in nature and based<br />

on science, using advanced bio<br />

technologies while also following<br />

Kaufmann’s founding principle<br />

of results-focused beauty and a<br />

holistic approach to wellbeing.<br />

‘It is a pleasure to partner with<br />

MECCA to bring our joint vision<br />

for the brand to life. The MECCA<br />

customer is certainly one of<br />

the most well-informed beauty<br />

shoppers in the world, so it is a<br />

pleasure to unearth the unique<br />

qualities and proven results of the<br />

SUSANNE KAUFMANN skincare<br />

range with their partnership,’ says<br />

Jessica Clark, CEO at SUSANNE<br />

KAUFMANN.<br />

Where to buy: online and in store<br />

at MECCA www.mecca.com.au/<br />

susanne-kaufmann/<br />

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Each time a<br />

woman stands<br />

up for herself,<br />

she stands up<br />

for all women.<br />

Maya<br />

Angelou


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Avoiding danger<br />

is no safer in the<br />

long run than<br />

outright exposure.<br />

The fearful are<br />

caught as often<br />

as the bold.<br />

Helen<br />

Keller<br />

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The question<br />

isn’t who’s going<br />

to let me; it’s<br />

who’s going to<br />

stop me.<br />

Ayn Rand<br />

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Albert<br />

Einstein<br />

credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com


The woman who<br />

follows the crowd<br />

will usually go no<br />

further than the<br />

crowd. The woman<br />

who walks alone<br />

is likely to find<br />

herself in places<br />

no one has ever<br />

been before.<br />

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FEATURE<br />

TheRISE<br />

& RISE of<br />

CELEBRITY<br />

BEAUTY<br />

BRANDS<br />

REMEMBER WHEN EVERY CELEB HAD<br />

A SIGNATURE SCENT? WELL, NOW<br />

THEY’VE GOT ENTIRE PRODUCT LINES.<br />

WE DELVE INSIDE THE LUCRATIVE WORLD<br />

OF CELEBRITY BEAUTY BRANDS AND<br />

WHETHER THEY’RE WORTH THE HYPE.<br />

Elizabeth Taylor started it, Iman reigned supreme in the 90s,<br />

Kylie Jenner made US$420 million in her first 18 months and<br />

now ScarJo and Halsey are giving it a red-hot go. Even if it<br />

wasn’t spelled out in the headline, you’d know in a heartbeat<br />

we’re talking about celebrity beauty brands.<br />

Celebs have long been walking and talking endorsements and<br />

ambassadors for fashion and beauty brands, monetising their fame<br />

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

longer enough for these beauty-preneurs – they are now creating<br />

their own successful beauty brands in rapid succession.<br />

The phenomenal success of these brands isn’t just because of their<br />

name on the label – these products have some serious research and<br />

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

a dominant factor in their rise to the top, dramatically changing the<br />

traditional beauty landscape and how we consume beauty products.<br />

We take a look at some of the best-known celebrity beauty lines<br />

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


FENTY BEAUTY<br />

& FENTY SKIN<br />

RIHANNA<br />

When Fenty Beauty first launched in 2017,<br />

it boasted $100 million in sales in its first<br />

few weeks. More than just a cosmetics<br />

brand, Fenty Beauty represents a<br />

movement. The brand differentiated itself<br />

not only with its cofounder, but also with its<br />

dedication to diversity. Rihanna’s decision to<br />

include 40 shades of foundation in her first<br />

collection highlighted the limited nature of<br />

existing makeup ranges and further fuelled<br />

the ongoing debate around restrictive<br />

beauty ideals.<br />

‘Fenty Beauty was created for everyone,’<br />

the singer and business mogul explained.<br />

‘For women of all shades, personalities,<br />

attitudes, cultures and races. I wanted<br />

everyone to feel included. That’s the real<br />

reason I made this line.’<br />

In 2020 Fenty Skin was also added to the<br />

beauty maven’s empire, and it has gone<br />

on to become the blockbuster business<br />

that Fenty Beauty is. The inclusivity ethos is<br />

carried across to Fenty Skin, with the range<br />

aiming to cater to everyone.<br />

Fenty Skin is unsurprisingly designed to<br />

complement Fenty Beauty makeup and has<br />

been tested on all skin types and tones to<br />

work seamlessly. Riri has prioritised clean<br />

formulas that are also oil-free, vegan and<br />

gluten free, with care for the coral reefs in<br />

mind. The packaging is earth-conscious:<br />

Think more recyclable materials and smart<br />

refillable packs that feel luxurious.<br />

According to Forbes, Rihanna is now<br />

officially a billionaire, with a net worth of<br />

US$1.7 billion. This makes her the richest<br />

female musician in the world – with Fenty<br />

Beauty and Fenty Skin making up the bulk of<br />

her wealth.<br />

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KORA ORGANICS<br />

MIRANDA KERR<br />

FEATURE<br />

One of the OG beauty entrepreneurs,<br />

since 2009 Victoria’s Secret Angelturned-mogul<br />

Miranda Kerr has been<br />

keeping our beauty bags stocked with<br />

her KORA Organics skincare range. As<br />

the names suggests, KORA Organics<br />

works with certified organic ingredients<br />

to provide nourishment for the skin.<br />

The range launched in Sephora in<br />

the US in 2017 and has retail partners in<br />

more than 25 countries. Kora Organics<br />

has helped her earn an estimated net<br />

worth of $52 million, according to the<br />

Australian Financial Review.<br />

Kerr was one of the first to market<br />

wellness beauty: how mind, body, and<br />

skin are connected. Since its launch, all<br />

KORA Organics products are not only<br />

“clean” but also certified organic, a<br />

rarity in the beauty industry back then<br />

then and even now.<br />

KYLIE COSMETICS<br />

KYLIE JENNER<br />

As the youngest member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, in<br />

2016 Kylie Jenner leveraged her fame to create one of the most<br />

bankable brands in the beauty industry, Kylie Cosmetics. After<br />

sending fans into a frenzy with her now legendary lip kits, Kylie<br />

expanded her range to include eyeshadow palettes (Kyshadows),<br />

concealers, highlighters (Kylighters) and makeup brushes.<br />

The products consistently sell out within minutes and, within the<br />

first 18 months of the brand’s launch, Kylie raked in a staggering<br />

US$420 million in retail sales alone.<br />

Just two years later, in 2018, her Kylie Cosmetics company was<br />

worth an estimated US$900 million, and she is the youngest person<br />

to appear on the annual ranking of America’s Richest Self-Made<br />

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

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

Why is Kylie Cosmetics so popular? Perhaps because she’s the<br />

ultimate influencer who understands the power of the personal<br />

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

just because the products really are as great as her sales are.<br />

Piggy-backing the overwhelming success of her cosmetics<br />

brand, in 2019 Kylie released six basic skincare products under a<br />

new brand Kylie Skin. It’s cruelty-free, vegan, gluten-free, paraben<br />

and sulfate-free and suitable for all skin types – and comes in<br />

on-point Gen Z pink packaging.


GOOP<br />

GWYNETH<br />

PALTROW<br />

Editorial credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com<br />

While not strictly a beauty brand,<br />

Goop deserves a special mention for<br />

its transformation of the upwardly<br />

mobile wellness space. Gwyneth<br />

Paltrow launched Goop back in 2008<br />

as a newsletter hawking her favourite<br />

healthy recipes and face creams<br />

and she has since turned it into an<br />

internationally recognised wellness<br />

and lifestyle empire valued at more<br />

than US$250 million.<br />

Goop offers avant-garde wellness<br />

advice, fabulously decadent travel<br />

recommendations, and a curated<br />

shop of clean beauty, fashion and<br />

home goods that you may need a<br />

second mortgage for.<br />

The brand has courted controversy<br />

from the start, usually to do with<br />

unsubstantiated health advice, such<br />

as walking barefoot to cure insomnia<br />

or sleeping with jade eggs in your<br />

lady parts, or getting stung by bees<br />

to improve your skin.<br />

One of the more entertaining<br />

lawsuits is over a US$75 candle called<br />

This Smells Like My Vagina, which<br />

reportedly “exploded” in a Texas<br />

man’s bedroom.<br />

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FEATURE<br />

FLOWER BEAUTY<br />

DREW BARRYMORE<br />

At the other end of the accessibility spectrum<br />

is Flower Beauty by Drew Barrymore, which has<br />

become an international cult beauty brand.<br />

Launched in Australia in 2019 (after years of success<br />

under its belt in the US), Flower Beauty offers highquality<br />

ingredients and premium packaging with an<br />

affordable price tag.<br />

‘I’ve also been in a makeup chair since I was 6<br />

years old and had the fortune of working with the<br />

icons of the beauty industry, so learning, being in<br />

love with products, pigments, brands, companies,<br />

and just being a constant student of makeup,’ she<br />

told Business Insider.<br />

RARE BEAUTY<br />

SELENA GOMEZ<br />

Started in 2020 in the US, Selena Gomez’s Rare<br />

Beauty amassed US$60 million in revenue in its<br />

first year and a current Instagram following of 2.7<br />

million. This pigment-popping brand is vegan and<br />

cruelty-free with a mission to cater to every skin<br />

colour and be gender inclusive.<br />

The singer has spoken openly about her mental<br />

health and body image struggles in the past, and<br />

gives 1% of all sales to the Rare Impact Fund,<br />

which provides mental health services with a<br />

focus on those in underserved communities. She<br />

also wants the clean makeup brand to represent<br />

inclusivity in every way possible.<br />

‘Rare Beauty is about accepting who you are<br />

– and finding the beauty in your imperfections,’<br />

she said in an IG post. ‘Rare Beauty is more<br />

than a beauty brand. Our mission is to shape<br />

conversations around beauty, self-acceptance, and<br />

mental health. We will work to help people get<br />

more access to support and services. We want to<br />

help people feel more authentically connected to<br />

one another and less alone in this world.’


THE HONEST COMPANY<br />

JESSICA ALBA<br />

Inspired by the birth of her first child, Honor, and<br />

her own history of childhood illness, actress turned<br />

entrepreneur Jessica Alba founded her wellness<br />

business The Honest Company in 2012, which she<br />

followed with Honest Beauty three years later.<br />

This non-toxic line of beauty and haircare<br />

products has been created without parabens<br />

and phthalates. ‘I founded The Honest Company<br />

because I wanted safe, effective products that<br />

perform,’ the business mogul shared. ‘After all, you<br />

shouldn’t have to choose between what works and<br />

what’s good for you.’<br />

The Honest Company experienced amazing<br />

growth in its first year of operation, reaching US$12<br />

million and a valuation of $1 billion in 2015. As<br />

of May 2021, it’s now listed on the Nasdaq stock<br />

exchange, one of the first ‘celebrity stocks’ to go<br />

public and with an initial market value of around<br />

US$2.1 billion. Honesty definitely pays off!<br />

Editorial credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com<br />

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FEATURE<br />

JLO BEAUTY<br />

JENNIFER LOPEZ<br />

Apparently it’s not just good genes<br />

and olive oil that help you defy ageing<br />

– it’s also JLo Beauty.<br />

JLo Beauty launched in the US on<br />

January 1, 2021 in Sephora and on<br />

jlobeauty.com with skincare products,<br />

a skincare-makeup hybrid and a<br />

dietary supplement – all formulated<br />

with extra virgin olive oil, of course, as<br />

well as squalene, fermented oil and<br />

leaf extract to achieve the hallmark<br />

‘JLo Glow’.<br />

In a quote from the gravity-defyer,<br />

herself: ‘Our tagline is, ‘Beauty has<br />

no expiration date ® ’ because to me,<br />

ageless isn’t just a mindset — you<br />

can feel youthful at any age and feel<br />

great, not just great for 50. The goal<br />

was to create luxurious but accessible<br />

skincare you can afford to use daily<br />

and products that follow you<br />

through life.’<br />

According to WWD.com, industry<br />

sources estimated the collection<br />

would generate US$15 million in sales<br />

in its first three months on the market.<br />

This ain’t JLo’s first rodeo – she<br />

recently released her 25th fragrance,<br />

‘Promise’. Her fragrance line has<br />

earned her a cool $2 billion in sales<br />

since 2002.


HAUS LABORATORIES<br />

LADY GAGA<br />

Lady Gaga and a makeup line – now that’s a nobrainer!<br />

Who better to launch a makeup range<br />

other than the queen of pop (and avant-garde<br />

looks) herself? Haus Laboratories was launched<br />

in September 2019 and is vegan and crueltyfree.<br />

With the mesmerising colour palettes and<br />

finishes you’d expect from Lady Gaga, this is<br />

one fun makeup line!<br />

‘I’m so grateful that makeup inspired a<br />

bravery in me I didn’t know I had. I’ve come to<br />

accept that I discovered my beauty by having<br />

the ability to invent myself and transform,’ said<br />

the Lady herself in an IG post.<br />

With only two years in the beauty business,<br />

Haus Laboratories has already generated<br />

US$140 million in revenue.<br />

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FEATURE<br />

END OF AN ERA;<br />

KKW BEAUTY<br />

SHUTTING DOWN<br />

In July 2021, Kim Kardashian<br />

announced that was shutting down<br />

KKW Beauty in order to relaunch the<br />

line under a ‘completely new brand’.<br />

‘To our loyal customers, it all started<br />

with a contour kit and expanded to<br />

eyes, lips, body and many incredible<br />

collections over the past four years,’<br />

she said in an IG post. On August<br />

1st at midnight we will be shutting<br />

down the KKWBeauty.com site so<br />

that we can come back to you under<br />

a completely new brand with new<br />

formulas that are more modern,<br />

innovative, and packaged in an<br />

elevated and sustainable new look.’<br />

Like her lil sis Kylie, the OG<br />

Kardashian sister catapulted off<br />

her fame and immense following<br />

to create KKW Beauty, leveraging<br />

influence and social media reach to<br />

sell US$14 million worth of makeup<br />

on her first day of sales, according to<br />

the Business of Fashion.<br />

‘With social media you can have<br />

a direct-to-consumer brand and if<br />

you market yourself and promote it<br />

the right way you can have a really<br />

successful business, something I don’t<br />

think people thought was possible<br />

five years ago,’ the reality star said at<br />

the 2018 Business of Fashion summit.<br />

The brand started with a single<br />

contour kit in 2017 and grew to<br />

an estimated valuation of US$100<br />

million. We can only assume Kim’s<br />

‘completely new brand’ will reach the<br />

same cult status.<br />

Rumour has it separate beauty and<br />

skincare lines from Kendall Jenner<br />

(beauty) and Kris Jenner (skincare) are<br />

also nigh… Watch this space!<br />

MOST BANKABLE CELEBRITY BRANDS<br />

Research by Cosmetify.com in 2021 has revealed the wealthiest celebrity<br />

beauty brands in the world.<br />

Celebrity Brand Revenue (USD)<br />

Rihanna Fenty Beauty $5,000,000,000<br />

Jessica Alba The Honest Company $300,500,000<br />

Kylie Jenner Kylie Cosmetics $200,000,000<br />

Lady Gaga Haus Laboratories $140,000,000<br />

Kim Kardashian KKW Beauty $100,000,000<br />

Selena Gomez Rare Beauty $60,000,000<br />

Gwyneth Paltrow Goop $45,000,000


PERFUME: THE OG OF<br />

CELEB BEAUTY BRANDS<br />

Fragrances hold special places in our hearts, and some of the<br />

most iconic are from red carpet A-listers.<br />

One of the original celebrity perfumers, Elizabeth Taylor’s<br />

release of ‘White Diamonds’ in 1991 has earned a cool<br />

US$1 billion in sales – and inspired generations of celebrities to<br />

jump on board the scent train, which reached fever pitch in the<br />

90s and early Naughties.<br />

Back in 2002, everyone was buying JLo’s ‘Glow’ (and<br />

contributing to its $300 million in sales in the first year), and then<br />

dabbled in a bit of Britney’s ‘Curious’ a couple of years later.<br />

Our allegiance to these sweet-smelling A-listers remains<br />

strong – Kim Kardashian sold $10 million of her perfume line<br />

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

occurred in the first hour. More than 300,000 units were sold<br />

without customers ever even smelling the scents, highlighting<br />

the sheer marketing power of Kimmy K.<br />

Years in<br />

operation<br />

4<br />

10<br />

7<br />

2<br />

4<br />

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13<br />

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NEW&NOTABLE<br />

FEATURE<br />

SCARLETT JOHANSEN<br />

Slated to launch in the US in early 2022,<br />

ScarJo is the latest beauty entrepreneur<br />

to hit the scene. We don’t know too<br />

much about it right now, including the<br />

official name, but expect it to be riding<br />

the self-care trend.<br />

‘Several years ago, I took a step back<br />

from my beauty deals with the goal of<br />

creating something true to me,’ the<br />

actress said in a press statement. ‘The<br />

result is a clean, accessible approach<br />

to beauty.’<br />

Former Juicy Couture exec cofounder<br />

Kate Foster has said this won’t<br />

be just another celebrity beauty brand<br />

but instead ‘fill a void in the market and<br />

address a true consumer need’.<br />

We’re curious to know which void<br />

hasn’t been filled in this busy market,<br />

but if anyone can do it, it’s Scarlett<br />

Johansson!<br />

Editorial credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com<br />

ARIANA GRANDE<br />

Pop icon and vocal vegan Ariana Grande<br />

is set to drop her first makeup line any<br />

day now – joining her lucrative fragrance<br />

business.<br />

Named r.e.m beauty, the vegan line will<br />

be released in curated drops, with the first<br />

launch all about eyes. ‘They’re our main<br />

storytellers and sources of communication,’<br />

Grande told Allure. ‘I feel like you can<br />

emote more with your eyes than you<br />

can articulate sometimes.’<br />

Known for her winged<br />

cat-eye look, r.e.m beauty<br />

will feature a variety<br />

of eyeliners, liquid eye<br />

shadows, glittery shadow<br />

toppers and mascara.


Editorial credit: Cubankite / Shutterstock.com<br />

HALSEY<br />

In 2021, the Grammy-Award winning artist<br />

launched her own vegan makeup line, About-<br />

Face. On her Instagram page, Halsey wrote: ‘Many<br />

of you may already know that I have done my<br />

own makeup for concerts, red carpets, magazine<br />

covers, and music videos alike for a long time. It is<br />

one of my greatest loves, but I have always stood<br />

firm in the belief that makeup is about feeling cool<br />

– not looking perfect. I have worked tirelessly on<br />

this for years with an incredible team and I hope<br />

you feel my DNA all over it.’<br />

HAILEY BIEBER<br />

Rumours are swirling in the beauty world that Hailey Bieber<br />

is about to enter the market. The model filed a trademark for<br />

‘Rhode’, after her middle name, in February 2021 which will<br />

focus on skincare and wellness.<br />

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

tell when this brand will be launched. She’s previously filed<br />

similar trademarks, including Bieber Beauty back in 2019, that<br />

haven’t come to fruition. CBM<br />

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SKIN<br />

The new<br />

pigmentation<br />

triple threat<br />

INTRODUCING OXY-R PEPTIDES, MEDIK8’S NEW PATENTED,<br />

HIGH-STRENGTH OXYRESVERATROL BRIGHTENING<br />

SOLUTION FOR PIGMENTATION AND UNEVEN SKIN TONE.<br />

Uneven skin tone? We’ve got you<br />

covered! Medik8’s Oxy-R Peptides is<br />

a new brightening peptide solution<br />

which helps tackle pigmentation from three<br />

different angles, helping to fade the appearance<br />

of skin discolouration and unveil visibly<br />

brighter, more even-toned skin.<br />

Oxyresveratrol is at the heart of the Oxy-R<br />

Peptides formula, an antioxidant that boasts<br />

potent brightening and anti-inflammatory<br />

properties. One of Oxyresveratrol’s main<br />

benefits is its ability to help inhibit tyrosinase,<br />

the main enzyme responsible for melanin<br />

production. Studies* have shown oxyresveratrol<br />

is 33 times more effective in inhibiting<br />

tyrosinase production than kojic acid and 45<br />

times more effective than resveratrol.<br />

Oxyresveratrol is highly unstable, which<br />

makes Oxy-R Peptides even more groundbreaking<br />

– for the first time ever, Medik8 have<br />

stabilised it at an ultra-high concentration of<br />

1%, delivering the highest available strength on<br />

the market.


Science 101:<br />

WHAT ARE PEPTIDES?<br />

Peptides are short chains of amino acids, linked<br />

together by peptide bonds. There are 20 different<br />

naturally-occurring amino acids, which can be linked<br />

together in any order to give millions of different<br />

peptide combinations. Our skin is naturally overflowing<br />

with different kinds of proteins and peptides, including<br />

some of the most important, collagen and elastin,<br />

which are both responsible for retaining the skin’s<br />

natural strength, resilience and suppleness.<br />

When applied to the skin, peptides can act as<br />

chemical messengers, communicating with cells to<br />

perform a specific function and triggering a response in<br />

the skin. They give your skin a specific instruction to do<br />

‘something’, and that ‘something’ entirely depends on<br />

what order your amino acids are in. Every peptide has<br />

a unique superpower to target different skin concerns,<br />

including fine lines and wrinkles, lost volume, dull and<br />

uneven skin tone, pigmentation, and to help combat<br />

Advanced Glycation End (AGE) product formation, a<br />

metabolic process that damages collagen in the body.<br />

TARGETS PIGMENTATION<br />

IN 3 WAYS<br />

Alongside oxyresveratrol, Oxy-R Peptides<br />

contains two additional powerful<br />

brightening peptides. Tetrapeptide-30<br />

is a peptide that helps to interrupt the<br />

pathways that lead to discolourations and<br />

uneven skin tone, while Acetyl Glycyl<br />

Beta-Alanine helps to inhibit the transport<br />

of melanin to the skin, where the<br />

overproduction of pigment become visible<br />

on the complexion.<br />

Combined with oxyresveratrol, this<br />

powerhouse trio offers new hope to<br />

pigmentation sufferers.<br />

The 1% oxyresveratrol solution is stored<br />

in a patented preservation system in the<br />

lid of the bottle until it is plunged into the<br />

rest of the formula using ‘click to activate’<br />

packaging. To further ensure maximum<br />

freshness, Medki8 have also split the<br />

formula into two 10ml bottles.<br />

Lightweight and silky in texture with an<br />

innovative formula and delivery system,<br />

Oxy-R Peptides will help visibly brighten,<br />

improve clarity and work to combat all<br />

types of hyperpigmentation concerns on<br />

all skin tones.<br />

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SKIN<br />

Q&A<br />

with<br />

Daniel Isaacs<br />

DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AT MEDIK8<br />

WHY DOES MEDIK8<br />

FOCUS ON PEPTIDES?<br />

One of the frontrunners in cuttingedge<br />

skincare science, peptides<br />

are proven to be truly powerful in<br />

targeting many different skin concerns.<br />

At Medik8, we have harnessed the<br />

many different powers of peptides<br />

in our Peptide Family of products.<br />

We have designed the range to be<br />

the perfect addition to our proven<br />

CSA philosophy (vitamin C and<br />

sunscreen by day, vitamin A by night)<br />

to transform your CSA foundation<br />

into a bespoke routine made especially<br />

for you.<br />

WHY ARE PEPTIDES<br />

IMPORTANT IN A<br />

SKINCARE ROUTINE?<br />

Peptides might be in the spotlight for<br />

their incredible skin plumping powers,<br />

but peptides are way more than a<br />

one-trick pony. Each peptide has a<br />

different action on the skin. Not just<br />

for skin ageing but also for tackling<br />

skin dullness, hyperpigmentation, antiglycation,<br />

moisturising the skin and<br />

much more. We wanted to harness<br />

as many different peptide powers as<br />

possible in our new Peptide Family.<br />

The ideal addition to your CSA<br />

routine, our full range of innovative<br />

peptide combinations can help to<br />

support many different skin concerns.<br />

WHO ARE THEY<br />

BEST FOR?<br />

Anyone who is looking to improve<br />

their general overall skin condition<br />

or target specific skin concerns,<br />

such as skin ageing, dullness,<br />

hyperpigmentation or just improve<br />

overall hydration.<br />

HOW ARE THEY<br />

BEST DELIVERED TO<br />

THE SKIN?<br />

Peptides can be quite large molecules<br />

and can benefit from additional help<br />

getting where they need to be in<br />

the skin. Many of our peptides are<br />

conjugated to fatty acids to make them<br />

more oil-soluble and help them to<br />

penetrate deeper into the skin. In our<br />

Liquid Peptides formula, we also use<br />

a drone-delivery system to help deliver<br />

our peptides where they need to go<br />

in the skin.<br />

We recommend using peptides<br />

alongside a CSA skincare routine<br />

(vitamin C and sunscreen by day,<br />

vitamin A by night).<br />

HOW CAN<br />

PROFESSIONALS<br />

INCORPORATE THEM<br />

INTO TREATMENTS?<br />

At Medik8 we utilise our best<br />

technology across our retail and<br />

professional offerings. Many of<br />

our facials include our best peptide<br />

products. For instance, our Clarity<br />

Facial contains both Clarity Peptides<br />

and Bakuchiol Peptides and, depending<br />

on the clients’ needs, our professional<br />

therapists have the option to use Liquid<br />

Peptides within our facials.<br />

WHAT’S NEW IN PEPTIDE<br />

RESEARCH?<br />

A really interesting and innovative<br />

peptide that is in our latest launch,<br />

Oxy-R Peptides, is Tetrapeptide-30. It<br />

works to help interrupt the pathways<br />

that lead to discolourations and uneven<br />

skin tone and will help visibly brighten,<br />

improve clarity and combat all types of<br />

hyperpigmentation concerns.<br />

* Y M Kim et al, Oxyresveratrol and Hydroxystilbene<br />

Compounds, Journal of Biological Cehmistry, 2002,<br />

277(18) pp16340-4<br />

WHERE<br />

TO GET IT<br />

Medik8 Oxy-R Peptides,<br />

$124, 2x10ml – available at<br />

www.medik8.com.au and Medik8<br />

clinics throughout Australia.


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SKIN


Summertime<br />

SKINCARE<br />

SUMMER IS FOR SUNSHINE,<br />

SWIMMING AND BEACH<br />

HAIR, BUT FOR OUR SKIN IT<br />

CAN MEAN PIGMENTATION,<br />

DEHYDRATION AND DNA<br />

DAMAGE. WE CHAT WITH<br />

SPECIALIST DERMATOLOGIST<br />

DR BURCU KIM ABOUT HOW WE<br />

CAN PREPARE OUR SKIN FOR<br />

THE SUMMER SUN ONSLAUGHT.<br />

The skin you’re in is a complex, multifunctioning<br />

organ, constantly renewing<br />

and adapting to environmental assaults<br />

and hormonal changes. And that’s why<br />

it’s important to switch up your skincare routine<br />

and products as the seasons change and give it a<br />

helping hand.<br />

If your skin tends to freak out as the mercury<br />

begins to soar and humidity levels rise, there are<br />

measures you can take to keep it happy.<br />

We asked Sydney dermatologist Dr Burcu Kim<br />

(drburcukim.com) what transitional skincare really<br />

means and why it’s so important.<br />

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Q&A with<br />

Dr Burcu Kim<br />

SKIN<br />

DO WE NEED TO LIGHTEN<br />

UP OUR SKINCARE<br />

ROUTINES IN SUMMER?<br />

Yes, especially if your skin is oily or<br />

acne-prone. The heat and humidity of<br />

the warmer months, when combined<br />

with thick and occlusive products,<br />

can clog your pores and contribute<br />

to acne and inflammation. It is best<br />

to switch to lighter formulations in<br />

summer and make sure your makeup<br />

products are non-comedogenic or<br />

oil-free.<br />

SHOULD WE BE<br />

EXFOLIATING MORE OR<br />

LESS IN SUMMER?<br />

It’s best not to overdo it with<br />

exfoliation at any time of the year.<br />

Generally, I would recommend<br />

exfoliating two to three times a week<br />

for normal skin. If your skin is prone<br />

to acne and on the oily side, you<br />

can try exfoliating a little bit more in<br />

summer. Conversely, if your skin is<br />

prone to dryness and irritation, which<br />

is more often the case in winter, then<br />

you should exfoliate less.<br />

Another thing to consider is<br />

that we tend to spend more time<br />

outdoors in the sun, and the AHAs<br />

/ BHAs that we use to exfoliate can<br />

make skin more sensitive to sunlight.<br />

Remember to apply sunscreen and<br />

moisturise to help mitigate any sunsensitivity<br />

and irritation.<br />

HOW CAN WE KEEP SKIN<br />

HYDRATED WITHOUT<br />

BEING OILY?<br />

It’s important to keep moisturising<br />

your skin even during the warmer<br />

months, however it is best to<br />

switch to a lighter formulation. The<br />

combination of heat, sweat and oil<br />

with occlusive skincare products<br />

and makeup can lead to breakouts.<br />

Lighter formations include gel-cream<br />

moisturisers, or simply opt for a<br />

hyaluronic acid serum under your SPF.<br />

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally<br />

occurring ingredient which is<br />

classified as a humectant – a<br />

substance that retains moisture and<br />

is capable of binding over 1,000<br />

times its weight in water. As such,<br />

it is a key ingredient to look for in<br />

your moisturiser. L’Oréal Paris has<br />

recently launched the True Match<br />

Nude Plumping Tinted Serum which<br />

includes the plumping power of<br />

1% hyaluronic acid. This is a great<br />

product to add to your summer<br />

beauty routine to help keep your<br />

skin hydrated.<br />

WHY DOES<br />

PIGMENTATION SEEM<br />

MORE PROMINENT IN<br />

SUMMER? HOW CAN<br />

WE HELP TO REVERSE<br />

CUMULATIVE SUN<br />

DAMAGE?<br />

There are many different reasons<br />

we might have pigmentation on our<br />

face, however the greatest enemy<br />

is UV radiation. Your epidermis<br />

contains cells called melanocytes that<br />

store and produce pigment known<br />

as melanin. These melanocytes<br />

produce more melanin in response<br />

to UV radiation. With increased<br />

sun exposure, pigmentation often<br />

gets worse in summer. Wearing a<br />

physical sunblock, such as zinc oxide,


helps to block visible light which<br />

can contribute to pigmentation.<br />

It should be applied daily and<br />

reapplied every two hours, and<br />

used in conjunction with other sunprotective<br />

measures such as wearing<br />

a hat and seeking shade.<br />

With regards to reversing<br />

cumulative sun damage, there<br />

is nothing that will completely<br />

reverse sun damage and that’s why<br />

prevention is critical. The numberone<br />

ingredient I always recommend<br />

is sunscreen.<br />

Antioxidants such as resveratrol<br />

and Vitamin C are also great<br />

scavengers of the free radicals that<br />

damage DNA when skin is exposed<br />

to UV radiation.<br />

Retinol, a derivative of Vitamin<br />

A, also helps to repair damaged<br />

skin cells by encouraging cell<br />

turnover and increasing collagen<br />

production. It is the gold-standard<br />

anti-ageing ingredient which can<br />

help with correcting texture, tone<br />

and pigmentation and help with<br />

fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin A is<br />

available in various forms, including<br />

over-the-counter retinol products<br />

to prescription-strength retinoids,<br />

which can be more effective but<br />

more irritating. It is best to start with<br />

a retinol which is ultra-stable but less<br />

irritating, starting with a couple of<br />

times a week, then bumping up the<br />

application if your skin isn’t irritated.<br />

Another way of addressing sundamaged<br />

skin is laser and lightbased<br />

therapies. Some of these<br />

technologies can target pigment<br />

and are great at fading sun spots.<br />

Others are great at targeting the<br />

redness and vascular changes that<br />

arise as a result of sun damage. We<br />

can also resurface the texture of the<br />

skin using certain types of lasers,<br />

which can help correct some of the<br />

signs of ageing and sun damage.<br />

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SKIN<br />

WHAT SHOULD WE BE<br />

LOOKING FOR IN A<br />

SUNSCREEN? ARE WE<br />

OKAY TO USE A DUAL-<br />

PURPOSE MOISTURISER<br />

WITH SUNSCREEN?<br />

The best sunscreen is one that<br />

you will apply! Make sure that<br />

your sunscreen is approved by the<br />

Therapeutic Goods Administration<br />

(TGA). It should be broad-spectrum<br />

SPF30+ or higher. If you’re outdoors<br />

or exercising, also make sure it is<br />

water-proof.<br />

Sunscreen should be applied<br />

every morning, and reapplied every<br />

two hours. It is best to apply it 20<br />

minutes before you go outside.<br />

Don’t forget to apply it to your lips,<br />

ears, neck and the back of your<br />

hands. The best formulation is a<br />

cream or lotion, which are more<br />

reliable than aerosol sunscreens.<br />

Whilst a dual-purpose moisturiser<br />

with sunscreen is better than<br />

nothing, it doesn’t compare to<br />

using a sunscreen on its own. You<br />

probably won’t apply enough of the<br />

dual sunscreen/moisturiser to give<br />

you the coverage that you need and<br />

the sunscreen may be diluted by<br />

other constituents of the moisturiser.<br />

Therefore, sunscreen is best applied<br />

as its own layer.<br />

WHAT ARE THE<br />

SUMMERTIME SERUMS<br />

WE SHOULD BE<br />

INVESTING IN?<br />

Different serums can help combat<br />

different skin concerns and I<br />

would recommend you consult a<br />

dermatologist to help tailor a routine<br />

that is best suited to your skin. Many<br />

serums require consistent use over<br />

all seasons in order to see the best<br />

results, although in summer you<br />

may wish to switch over to lighter<br />

formulations that are less likely to<br />

feel greasy and cause breakouts.<br />

Generally, I would recommend<br />

hyaluronic acid to moisturise. The<br />

L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Filler Serum<br />

with Hyaluronic Acid is a lighter<br />

serum formulation and doesn’t<br />

feel greasy on the skin. I would<br />

also recommend Vitamin C and<br />

other antioxidants like resveratrol<br />

to be applied in the morning along<br />

with your sunscreen as they help<br />

scavenge the free radicals induced<br />

by UV radiation. The SkinCeuticals<br />

Phloretin CF and SkinCeuticals<br />

Silymarin CF are great options<br />

containing L-ascorbic acid (a highly<br />

effective form of Vitamin C) for<br />

summer and they are less likely to<br />

cause breakouts.<br />

A retinol should be applied at<br />

night, starting initially with a couple<br />

of nights a week and then increasing<br />

to nightly use if no irritation. It<br />

is best to start with an over-thecounter<br />

retinol as this is less likely to<br />

cause irritation but can still be very<br />

effective. For example, the L’Oréal<br />

Paris Revitalift Retinol Night Serum is<br />

at an optimal concentration of 0.2%<br />

pure retinol and is an ultra-stable<br />

formulation. Prescription-strength<br />

retinoids are even more potent but<br />

more likely to cause irritation.<br />

Above all else, the best<br />

investment for summer is a broadspectrum<br />

sunscreen with SPF 30<br />

sor higher.<br />

YOUR NO #1 SUMMER<br />

SKINCARE ADVICE?<br />

Protect your skin from UV radiation.<br />

UV radiation not only causes skin<br />

cancer but can lead to pigmentation,<br />

redness, premature ageing and<br />

wrinkles, along with a whole myriad<br />

of other detrimental skin changes.<br />

Prevention is always key!<br />

BUT FIRST, SPF<br />

Warmer weather means more sun<br />

exposure. The impact of sun damage<br />

is cumulative; it gets worse as we age<br />

as we lose the ability to repair collagen<br />

as effectively. Australia has some of<br />

the harshest sun in the world with<br />

little ozone protection, so remaining<br />

focused on covering up and wearing<br />

sunscreen is extremely important.<br />

Apply sunscreen as the last step in your<br />

skincare routine.<br />

1. mesoestetic mesoprotech sun stick 100<br />

SPF50+, $49.80, 2. Aspect Sun Hydrating<br />

Face SPF50+, $59, 3. Aesthetics Rx<br />

Tinted Water-Resistant Sunscreen with<br />

Zinc, $59, 4. SkinMTX 3-in-1 Matte Tinted<br />

Protector 30ml, $70, 5. Dr Roebuck’s<br />

Barrier Reef Daily Facial Shield SPF50+,<br />

$49, 6. SunButter Tinted SPF50 Water<br />

Resistant Reef Safe Sunscreen, $31.95, 7.<br />

Invisible Zinc Tinted Daywear SPF30+,<br />

$31.99, 8. Ella Baché Sunguard Mineral<br />

Base Cover SPF40, 30ml, $48, 9. Sun Bum<br />

Face Lotion SPF50+ $17.99, 10. We Are<br />

Feel Good Inc. Kakadu Plum Sunscreen<br />

Lotion SPF50+ 200ml, $29.95


5.<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

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7. 8.<br />

9. 10.<br />

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SKIN<br />

HYDRATION<br />

WITHOUT THE<br />

HEAVINESS<br />

Simple changes to your core skincare<br />

routine can help your skin better cope<br />

and adjust to external changes. Skin<br />

feels oilier and heavier in summer, as<br />

dirt and dead skin cells tend to stay<br />

trapped on the surface of your skin.<br />

Replace your heavier winter moisturiser<br />

with a lightweight moisturiser or daily<br />

facial oil for skin that stays hydrated<br />

without getting clogged up or greasy.<br />

1.<br />

3.<br />

4.<br />

2.<br />

5.


6.<br />

1. Aspect Intense Hydration Sheet<br />

Mask x 5, $59.90, 2. Peter Thomas<br />

Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic<br />

Cloud Mask Hydrating Gel, $85, 3.<br />

Enbacci Vitis Vinifera Rejuvenating<br />

Essence, $69, 4. La Mer The Lip<br />

Balm, $105, 5. Dr Naomi Skin Fizzy<br />

Lift Instant Glow Mask 50ml, $129,<br />

6. Susanne Kaufmann Moisturizing<br />

Mask 50ml, $99, 7. Medik8<br />

Advanced Day Ultimate Protect<br />

50ml, $127, 8. Nature by Nature<br />

Renewal Daily Facial Oil 30ml, $39.95,<br />

9. Nature by Nature Bioactive<br />

Rosehip Oil 30ml, $34.95 10. Image<br />

Skincare Prevention+ Daily Matte<br />

Moisturizer, $74.95, 11. Esmi Skin<br />

Minerals Sunrise Skin Energising<br />

Acai Duo, $65, 12. Caudalie<br />

Vinopure Moisturising Mattifying<br />

Fluid, $55, 13. Dermaquest Skin<br />

Rehydrating Serum, $150, 14.<br />

Susanne Kaufmann Hyaluron<br />

Serum Moisturizing 30ml, $234, 15.<br />

Synergie Skin LumiBalance 30ml,<br />

$110, 16. L’Oréal Paris Revitalift<br />

Laser X3 Day Cream, $44.95, 17.<br />

Jurlique Moisture Plus Rare Rose<br />

Lotion 50ml, $59, 18. Jurlique<br />

Balancing Day Care Cream 125ml,<br />

$89, 19. Aspect Sheer Hydration,<br />

$89, 20. Sand & Sky Tasmanian<br />

Spring Water Splash Serum, $82.90,<br />

21. Sand & Sky Tasmanian Spring<br />

Water Hydration Boost Cream,<br />

$70.90, 22. Santa Maria Novella<br />

Aloe Gel For Face & Body 250ml,<br />

$60, 23. Avène Tolérance Control<br />

Soothing Skin Recovery Balm 40ml,<br />

$340.99, 24. Sunday Riley CEO<br />

Glow Vitamin C + Turmeric Face Oil,<br />

$122, 25. Eminence Organic Skin<br />

Care Mangosteen Gel Moisturiser<br />

60ml, $125<br />

13.<br />

20.<br />

7.<br />

14.<br />

8.<br />

21.<br />

15.<br />

10.<br />

9.<br />

12.<br />

17.<br />

16.<br />

22. 23.<br />

18.<br />

11.<br />

19.<br />

24.<br />

25.<br />

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3.<br />

SKIN<br />

CLEAN & BRIGHT<br />

Swap out your creamy cleanser for gentle<br />

foaming, gel- or oil-based cleansers. While an<br />

oil-based cleanser may seem counterintuitive<br />

when you’re wanting to control an oil slick,<br />

think of it as a “like attracts like” deal. The<br />

natural oils found in these gentle cleansers<br />

penetrate deep into pores to dissolve build-up<br />

and excess oil while keeping the skin’s natural<br />

moisture barrier intact and thereby helping to<br />

prevent excess production of sebum.<br />

Exfoliating products (including AHAs and<br />

BHAs) to remove dead skin cells and stimulate<br />

blood flow will also boost your skin’s radiance<br />

and help prevent breakouts and acne flare-ups.<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

5.<br />

4.<br />

6.<br />

1. Caudalie Vinopure Blemish Control<br />

Salicylic Serum, $68, 2. Caudalie<br />

Vinopure Purifying Gel Cleanser, $39,<br />

3. Caudalie Vinopure Purifying Toner,<br />

$39, 4. Paula’s Choice Exfoliating<br />

Body Spray, $39, 5. Peter Thomas<br />

Roth Water Drench Hyaluronic Cloud<br />

Makeup Removing Gel Cleanser, $46,<br />

6. Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging<br />

Cleansing Oil Makeup Remover,<br />

$46, 7. mesoestetic brightening<br />

foam, $63.60, 8. MODELROCK Skin<br />

Essentials Oil Cleanser 180ml, $35, 9.<br />

Clinique Limited edition decorated<br />

packaging by artist Jason Naylor,<br />

Clarifying Lotion Liquid Exfoliator<br />

200ml, $32, 10. Go Bare Sonic<br />

Cleansing Brush, $89, 11. BOOST<br />

LAB AHA Resurfacing Serum, $29.95,<br />

12. Biossance Squalane + Amino<br />

Aloe Gel Cleanser, $36, 13. CeraVe<br />

Hydrating Foaming Oil Cleanser<br />

236ml, $21.99, 14. Avène Tolérance<br />

Extremely Gentle Cleanser Toner<br />

200ml, $31.99, 15. Nature by Nature<br />

Exfoliating Facial Scrub 100ml, $22.95<br />

7.<br />

11.<br />

12.<br />

8.<br />

13.<br />

9.<br />

10.<br />

14.<br />

15.<br />

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1.<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

SKIN<br />

PIGMENTATION<br />

& SKIN REPAIR<br />

Serums, particularly those with Vitamins A and C, are important<br />

all year round for smooth and clear skin, but all the more essential<br />

in summer as sun damage manifests in freckles, brown spots and<br />

other forms of pigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles.<br />

The myriad benefits of active ingredients include increasing the<br />

natural hydration levels in the skin; strengthening the skin barrier<br />

function; improving skin firmness and reducing the appearance of<br />

fine lines by increasing skin cell turnover and collagen production;<br />

improving the immune function of the skin; reducing excess oil<br />

production; and reducing uneven skin tone and pigmentation.<br />

If you want to really up the ante, also look for products<br />

containing hyaluronic acid and peptides to further improve the<br />

look and feel of your skin and reduce signs of ageing.<br />

4.<br />

5.<br />

6.<br />

7.<br />

8.<br />

9.<br />

10.<br />

11.<br />

13.<br />

14. 15.<br />

16.<br />

12.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


17.<br />

18.<br />

19.<br />

20.<br />

22.<br />

23.<br />

21.<br />

24.<br />

25.<br />

26.<br />

27.<br />

28.<br />

29.<br />

31.<br />

30.<br />

32.<br />

36. 37.<br />

38.<br />

33.<br />

34.<br />

35.<br />

39.<br />

40.<br />

41.<br />

43.<br />

44. 45. 46. 47. 49.<br />

48. 50. 51.<br />

42.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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<br />

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

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

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

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

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SKIN<br />

SkinMTX ®<br />

reactivating<br />

youthful-looking skin<br />

NEW TO AUSTRALIA, SKINMTX ® IS A<br />

DERMATOLOGICAL-GRADE SKINCARE RANGE<br />

WITH AN AWARD-WINNING SERUM BASED<br />

ON THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING DISCOVERY<br />

OF TELOMERES AND SKIN AGEING.


SkinMTX provides clinically<br />

researched skincare formulations to<br />

offer optimal efficacy and proven<br />

results for both in-clinic treatments and<br />

home care. Made in Switzerland and<br />

Singapore, the brand has been driving<br />

innovations in aesthetic skincare for more<br />

than two decades, with clinically-proven<br />

actives that really deliver.<br />

SkinMTX is trusted by dermatologists,<br />

aesthetic doctors and medi-spas around<br />

the world – and now it’s Australia’s<br />

turn to experience this award-winning<br />

skincare range.<br />

Taking advantage of its Swiss<br />

expertise in the field of skin treatment<br />

solutions, SkinMTX uses top-of-therange<br />

ingredients that deliver clinicallyproven<br />

results. At the heart of every<br />

SkinMTX product is years of dedicated<br />

laboratory research and testing. The<br />

proprietary formulations harness the<br />

power of scientifically researched actives<br />

to help provide efficacious and visible<br />

improvements to skin problems.<br />

SkinMTX offers a complete solution<br />

to to different skin conditions and the<br />

signs of ageing by providing end-to-end<br />

options, starting with in-clinic treatments<br />

to home care regimens for long-term skin<br />

benefits and maintenance. Its range of<br />

Aesthetic Dermatology, Anti-Ageing,<br />

Anti-Acne, Skin Brightening and Special<br />

Care lines deliver optimal efficacy with<br />

superior reliability.<br />

The brand has received worldwide<br />

industry recognition for its cutting<br />

edge technology and product efficacy<br />

over the years. Most recently, SkinMTX<br />

TeloZyme Youth Activator was awarded<br />

the title of 2021 Beauty Insider “Best in<br />

Anti-Ageing”.<br />

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SKIN<br />

Telomeres &<br />

intrinsic ageing<br />

Skin, or cutaneous, ageing is caused<br />

by two distinct processes: intrinsic<br />

and extrinsic factors. Intrinsic, or<br />

chronologic ageing, is determined by<br />

our genetic clock and is a continuous<br />

process that usually begins in our mid-<br />

20s but doesn’t become evident for<br />

decades. In our 20s, collagen production<br />

begins to slow and elastin has a bit<br />

less spring. Dead skin cells do not shed<br />

as quickly and turnover of new skin<br />

cells decreases.<br />

Extrinsic ageing is environmentally<br />

induced and manifests in age-associated<br />

skin changes, including thinning, laxity<br />

and wrinkles. In addition, sun-exposure<br />

leads to pigmentation, premature<br />

wrinkling, telangiectasia and actinic<br />

elastosis, not to mention skin cancer.<br />

At a cellular level, ageing is thought<br />

to be related to the shortening of<br />

telomeres (the end caps of DNA that<br />

protect chromosomes). In a Nobel Prizeawarded<br />

discovery, scientists have found<br />

that telomeres shorten with each cell<br />

replication and eventually enter a stage<br />

of decline.<br />

Chromosomal DNA is compromised<br />

when the telomeres wear out, causing<br />

cellular senescence – a key catalyst to the<br />

ageing process.<br />

SkinMTX’s award-winning TeloZyme TM<br />

Youth Activator is a revolutionary<br />

multifaceted serum that is inspired by<br />

this discovery. It is specially formulated<br />

to target telomeres and the integrity of<br />

the skin for a more youthful-looking<br />

appearance. CBM<br />

Signature<br />

TeloZyme TM<br />

Youth Activator<br />

This advanced serum<br />

is formulated to target<br />

telomeres. At the core of its<br />

formulation is TeloZyme TM<br />

Complex, the culmination of a<br />

ground-breaking innovation by<br />

SkinMTX scientists designed<br />

to help reinforce and protect<br />

the skin. This helps to boost<br />

skin condition and provide<br />

better defences against the<br />

signs of ageing. Skin looks less<br />

wrinkled and feels supple<br />

and taut.


technology<br />

Intense RejuvorA<br />

Cream<br />

This Vitamin A complex uses a<br />

unique encapsulation system<br />

to effectively deliver retinol<br />

into the skin without causing<br />

sensitivity or irritation. It helps<br />

reduce free radical damage<br />

and visibly improves the look<br />

of wrinkles while supporting<br />

skin renewal. It also helps to<br />

brighten the skin and improve<br />

tone, texture and hydration.<br />

Peptide Serum+<br />

This is a skin-rejuvenating<br />

booster inspired by biomimetic<br />

technology. It offers visible agereversal<br />

benefits by supporting<br />

the initiation and up-regulation<br />

of the epidermal renewal cycle.<br />

This advanced peptide helps<br />

strengthen skin resilience,<br />

reduce the appearance of lines<br />

and wrinkles and diminish the<br />

look of scars.<br />

WHERE TO GET IT<br />

SkinMTX ® is exclusively available in select<br />

clinics and at www.skinmtx.com.au.<br />

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Join the<br />

SKIN<br />

HydraFacial<br />

#GLOWvolution<br />

3 STEPS. 30 MINUTES. THE BEST SKIN OF YOUR LIFE.<br />

A<br />

HydraFacial treatment is performed<br />

somewhere in the world every 15<br />

seconds. That’s because, ladies and<br />

gents, HydraFacial is no ordinary facial. It’s an<br />

experience. A pleasure. A feeling. A confidence<br />

booster. And it offers the best skin of your life<br />

in 30 minutes.<br />

Skin Renu, a leading skin clinic in Balmain,<br />

Sydney, is now offering HydraFacial treatments,<br />

and it was high on my post-lockdown pamper<br />

priority list.<br />

HydraFacial couldn’t be easier or more<br />

relaxing. After being greeted by the delightful<br />

Diana in the welcoming, light-filled reception<br />

of Skin Renu, I was set to start my road to<br />

sparkling skin.<br />

HydraFacial uses advanced, patented<br />

vortex technology to deeply cleanse the skin<br />

and effectively deliver botanical ingredients<br />

containing nutrients such as hyaluronic acid,<br />

horse chestnut seed extract, red algae extract,<br />

copper, zinc and magnesium peptides to where<br />

they do the most good. In addition, HydraFacial<br />

also delivers powerful antioxidants to counteract<br />

damage by free radicals – from pollution, sun<br />

and stress – which can degrade the skin and<br />

accelerate the ageing process.<br />

HydraFacial incorporates spa therapy with<br />

medical technology to create truly exceptional<br />

skin revitalisation results. It’s a facial cleanse,<br />

microdermabrasion, skin resurfacing treatment<br />

and antioxidant boost in one quick, easy and<br />

pleasant skincare session.<br />

Suitable for all skin types, HydraFacial<br />

improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles,<br />

congested and enlarged pores, oily or acne<br />

prone skin, hyperpigmentation and brown<br />

spots. Each treatment noticeably decongests<br />

and shrinks pores, and plumps the skin with<br />

antioxidant and hyaluronic acid infusions.<br />

Even the most sensitive skin can benefit from a<br />

HydraFacial treatment.It’s become my go-to skin<br />

pick-me-up. CBM


3 steps<br />

to<br />

amazing<br />

skin!<br />

HydraFacial is an innovative,<br />

multi-stage treatment where every<br />

step of the process works together<br />

to achieve an even better result than<br />

each step could achieve alone.<br />

CLEANSE + PEEL<br />

Uncovers a new layer of skin<br />

with gentle exfoliation and<br />

relaxing resurfacing.<br />

EXTRACT<br />

+ HYDRATE<br />

SUITABLE FOR:<br />

• Fine lines + Wrinkles<br />

• Even Tone + Vibrancy<br />

• Skin Texture<br />

• Brown Spots<br />

• Oily + Congested Skin<br />

• Enlarged Pores<br />

• All skin types<br />

Removes debris from pores<br />

with painless suction. Nourishes<br />

with intense moisturisers that<br />

quench skin.<br />

FUSE + PROTECT<br />

Saturates the skin’s surface with<br />

antioxidants and peptides to<br />

maximise your glow.<br />

IT’S A FACIAL CLEANSE,<br />

MICRODERMABRASION, SKIN<br />

RESURFACING TREATMENT AND<br />

ANTIOXIDANT BOOST IN ONE<br />

QUICK, EASY AND PLEASANT<br />

SKINCARE SESSION.<br />

WHERE<br />

TO GET IT<br />

Skin Renu Laser & Skin<br />

Rejuvenation Clinic<br />

Balmain, Sydney<br />

Ph 02 9555 9506<br />

www.skinrenu.com.au<br />

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CLINIC SPOTLIGHT<br />

NORTHERN<br />

SKIN<br />

SKIN<br />

STUDIO<br />

DR MONIQUE FLORES, THE FOUNDER<br />

OF TOWNSVILLE’S LEADING SKIN CLINIC<br />

NORTHERN SKIN STUDIO, REVEALS HOW<br />

SHE HAS COMBINED HER PASSION FOR<br />

SKIN CANCER MEDICINE AND AESTHETIC<br />

TREATMENTS TO CREATE A UNIQUE COSMETIC<br />

CLINIC FOR SUN-LOVING AUSTRALIANS.<br />

After 17 years treating patients<br />

in Townsville, one of the<br />

hottest cities in Australia with<br />

an average maximum of 29 degrees,<br />

Dr Monique Flores knows more than<br />

most about skin cancer and aesthetic<br />

treatments. Here she shares with<br />

us her journey from local GP to<br />

cosmetic doctor.<br />

HOW DID YOU BEGIN<br />

YOUR CAREER IN THE<br />

AESTHETICS INDUSTRY?<br />

I’ve always been very interested in<br />

aesthetics but didn’t pursue a career in<br />

the industry until after I began working<br />

in General Practice in 2002.<br />

In my role at a suburban practice,<br />

I ended up treating a lot of patients<br />

with skin cancer and found that I really<br />

enjoyed it, so I began developing my<br />

skills and knowledge in the area.<br />

Around the same time, I decided<br />

to pursue my interest in aesthetics as<br />

well, so I began training in cosmetic<br />

injectables. It wasn’t easy, but I<br />

gradually established my career as<br />

a GP specialising in skin cancer<br />

and a cosmetic GP by working as a<br />

contractor between two clinics.<br />

After working this way for many<br />

years – while also completing my<br />

Masters in Skin Cancer Medicine and<br />

numerous aesthetic treatment courses<br />

– I decided the time was finally right<br />

to open my own clinic.<br />

TELL US A LITTLE<br />

ABOUT NORTHERN SKIN<br />

STUDIO?<br />

I opened Northern Skin Studio in<br />

2014 offering just three main services<br />

– skin cancer diagnosis/treatments,<br />

advanced skin therapy (eg, laser<br />

treatments) and cosmetic injectables.<br />

As I already had a loyal following of


doctors have performed a lot of skin<br />

cancer surgery with many of these in<br />

facial areas.<br />

We’re not plastic surgeons, but<br />

doing such surgery gives us the skills<br />

and experience to feel very comfortable<br />

with facial anatomy and this can make<br />

a real difference when performing<br />

aesthetic procedures – particularly<br />

cosmetic injectables. It helps us give<br />

our patients the natural-looking results<br />

they want in the safest possible way.<br />

patients, the studio was busy from<br />

day one and has gradually increased<br />

in size and services since.<br />

Today, Northern Skin Studio has<br />

16 staff (including four doctors and<br />

three nurses), 12 treatment rooms<br />

and an extensive menu including:<br />

wrinkle relaxing injections; dermal<br />

filler injections; EmSculpt body<br />

contouring; Mona Lisa vaginal<br />

rejuvenation; carbon laser fractional<br />

laser resurfacing; RF microneedling;<br />

photodynamic therapy; HydraFacials;<br />

chemical peels; and NeoGraft<br />

hair restoration.<br />

WHAT DO YOU THINK<br />

MAKES NORTHER SKIN<br />

STUDIO SPECIAL?<br />

I think the main thing that makes<br />

us different to most aesthetic clinics<br />

is our team’s many years of medical<br />

experience. For example, all four of us<br />

WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST<br />

CHANGES YOU’VE SEEN<br />

IN YOUR AESTHETIC<br />

CAREER?<br />

I think one of the biggest and best<br />

changes is how everyone in the<br />

industry (cosmetic practitioners and<br />

clients) have become more open.<br />

When I began my career, cosmetic<br />

patients were a lot more secretive<br />

about the treatments they were<br />

having and often didn’t even tell their<br />

closest friends.<br />

Likewise, cosmetic practitioners<br />

often didn’t show the work they did<br />

(ie, their patients’ before and after<br />

photos) to anyone but a few colleagues.<br />

Today, increasing numbers of<br />

cosmetic clients are happy to tell (and<br />

show) almost everyone the work they<br />

have had done and many cosmetic<br />

practitioners are showing the work<br />

they do to almost everyone, too.<br />

I think this whole change in<br />

attitude has largely been driven by<br />

social media (especially Instagram),<br />

which has increased consumer<br />

obsession with beauty and knowledge<br />

of available treatments.<br />

I think this is good for the whole<br />

industry as it empowers consumers;<br />

they now have so many clinic and<br />

treatment options that practitioners<br />

can no longer just tell them that<br />

they’re good at what they do – they<br />

have to show them and prove what<br />

they can do.<br />

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THE KEY TO A POSITIVE OUTCOME FOR CLIENTS IS A GOOD<br />

CONSULTATION AS THEY DON’T HAVE THE KNOWLEDGE TO<br />

KNOW WHAT TREATMENTS WILL OR WON’T WORK FOR THEM.<br />

SKIN<br />

WHAT DO YOU THINK<br />

ARE THE BIGGEST<br />

CHALLENGES<br />

FACING AESTHETIC<br />

PRACTITIONERS TODAY?<br />

A lot of people in the aesthetic<br />

industry seem to be concerned<br />

about meeting ‘unrealistic’ patient<br />

expectations. I felt this pressure<br />

in the past, but have worked on<br />

my consulting skills to minimise<br />

this pressure.<br />

The key to a positive outcome for<br />

clients is a good consultation as they<br />

don’t have the knowledge to know<br />

what treatments will or won’t work<br />

for them. It is up to us, the cosmetic<br />

practitioners, to be 100 percent<br />

honest with them when we explain<br />

their treatment options so that their<br />

expectations about the results (and<br />

pain and recovery time) are realistic<br />

before we start treating them.<br />

WHAT DO YOU THINK<br />

ARE THE BIGGEST<br />

AESTHETIC TRENDS?<br />

Trends come and go in this industry<br />

and a lot of the time the treatments<br />

don’t do what’s expected.<br />

The trend that’s apparent to me is<br />

that clients are now very happy to have<br />

regular maintenance treatments that<br />

are subtle but significant and don’t<br />

leave them looking frozen. They are<br />

happy to have some facial movement<br />

and aren’t demanding complete<br />

wrinkle erasing.<br />

There’s also much more investment<br />

in skin treatments with energy-based<br />

devices (lasers, radiofrequency, etc),<br />

which is great. We have always told<br />

clients that it looks incongruous to<br />

have a smooth wrinkle-free face with<br />

skin that looks unhealthy.<br />

WHAT’S THE LATEST<br />

TREATMENT/SERVICE ON<br />

OFFER AT NORTHERN<br />

SKIN STUDIO?<br />

We are very excited to be the first<br />

clinic in North Queensland offering<br />

NeoGraft hair restoration treatments.<br />

For a long time, we have known that<br />

hair loss is damaging to the confidence<br />

and self-esteem of so many of our<br />

patients, men and women, but until<br />

now we haven’t been able to offer<br />

them an effective solution.<br />

I am really happy that we can<br />

now offer such a minimally invasive<br />

procedure (no incisions or visible<br />

scarring) to help people get their<br />

natural hairlines – and their<br />

confidence – back.<br />

During the treatment, we use the<br />

NeoGraft device [which only arrived<br />

in Australia 18 months ago] to gently<br />

extract individual hair follicles from<br />

the patient’s donor site, usually the<br />

back of their head, and then implant<br />

them in balding areas.<br />

The patient is comfortable<br />

throughout the procedure as they<br />

are lightly sedated and can go home<br />

immediately afterwards.<br />

We all really look forward to not<br />

only performing the procedure on so<br />

many of our patients but also watching<br />

their physical and psychological<br />

transformation as their hair gradually<br />

grows back.<br />

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS<br />

FOR NORTHERN SKIN<br />

STUDIOS IN THE NEXT 18<br />

MONTHS?<br />

I am going to continue doing what<br />

I have done since I first opened our<br />

doors – offer only the best, most<br />

up-to-date treatment options to our<br />

patients. I really think this is the key<br />

to the clinic’s success. I try not to get<br />

distracted by trends and just focus on<br />

providing treatments and services that<br />

I know are effective and only employ<br />

staff that have the skills and experience<br />

to do their jobs properly.<br />

It is very important that patients<br />

trust all of us, regardless of which<br />

treatments we are performing. And the<br />

only way we can have their trust is if<br />

we are 100 percent honest with them<br />

about the treatments every step of the<br />

way. CBM<br />

FOR MORE<br />

INFO<br />

Northern Skin Studio<br />

Townsville, QLD<br />

07 4771 5898<br />

www.northernskinstudio.com.au<br />

@DrMonique


BEAUTY<br />

CHANTELLE BAKER, CELEB<br />

MAKEUP ARTIST FOR<br />

L’ORÉAL PARIS, SHARES HER<br />

EXPERT TIPS AND TRICKS TO<br />

ENHANCE YOUR NATURAL<br />

BEAUTY AND PUT YOUR<br />

BEST FACE FORWARD,<br />

AS WE SHOWCASE SOME<br />

OF COSBEAUTY’S FAVE<br />

PRODUCTS.<br />

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ONE OF MY FAVOURITE<br />

WAYS TO ACHIEVE THE<br />

PERFECT SCULPTED<br />

LOOK IS TO BEGIN WITH<br />

A DEEPER FOUNDATION,<br />

A FEW SHADES DARKER<br />

THAN YOUR SKIN TONE,<br />

AND MAP OUT THE AREAS<br />

YOU WANT DEFINED.<br />

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BEAUTY<br />

DEFINING YOUR<br />

NATURAL JAWLINE<br />

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

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

to achieve the perfect sculpted look is to begin with a deeper foundation, a few shades<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


COSBEAUTY<br />

LOVES<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

1. L’Oréal Paris Back to Bronze, $29.95,<br />

2. Tom Ford Sheer Highlighting Duo, $130,<br />

3. Sisley Phyto-Touche Illlusion of Summer Broxnzer, $125<br />

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1.<br />

2.<br />

BEAUTY<br />

HOW TO<br />

COMPLEMENT<br />

YOUR<br />

CHEEKBONES<br />

According to Baker, the most effective<br />

way to bring life to your cheekbones<br />

is to use a blush that complements<br />

your skin tone. ‘I absolutely adore the<br />

two colours from L’Oréal Paris ‘Life’s a<br />

Peach’ and ‘Melon Dollar Baby’,’ she<br />

shares. ‘These tones are universally<br />

designed to bring out a little glow to<br />

your cheeks. I like to use a medium<br />

brush and add either of these colours<br />

to the apple of the cheek. My guide is<br />

to look straight into a mirror and start<br />

the application in-line with your pupil<br />

and blend right over the apple of your<br />

cheek, by starting slow and building<br />

the colour to your liking.’<br />

Another simple way of taking this to<br />

the next level is to add a little shimmer<br />

highlighter on the high points of your<br />

cheekbones. Baker loves Glow Mon<br />

Amour drops by L’Oréal Paris, using<br />

her fingertips to apply. This product is<br />

highly pigmented and gives the skin<br />

an incredible illuminated finish.<br />

4.<br />

5.<br />

6.<br />

3.<br />

7.<br />

COSBEAUTY<br />

LOVES<br />

8.<br />

1. L’Oréal Paris Glow Mon Amour Highlighting<br />

Drops, $29.95, 2. L’Oréal Paris Life’s a Peach<br />

Blush, $29.95, 3. L’Oréal Paris Melon Dollar<br />

Baby Blush, $29.95, 4. Clinique Cheek Pop Pearl<br />

in Garnet Pop, $42, 5. Sisley Phyto-Blush in<br />

Rosewood, $95, 6. Sisley Phyto-Blush Twist in<br />

Rose, $85, 7. Sisley Blush Brush, $80, 8. Morphe<br />

2 PerkUp Cheek & Lip Colour in Rosy Wishes, $18<br />

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ACHIEVING<br />

A FLAWLESS<br />

FINISH<br />

‘I always go back to prep products when trying to achieve<br />

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

and I love to massage them into the skin prior to makeup. A<br />

simple way to achieve this is to use the L’Oréal Paris Revitalift<br />

Filler Serum and start with a face massage. What I love best<br />

about this product is how easily it gets absorbed into your<br />

skin and how instantly moisturised you feel. I also love adding<br />

a few drops into my foundation for extra glow and hydration.<br />

My favourite combo right now is L’Oréal Paris True Match<br />

Foundation and Revitalift Filler Serum.’<br />

COSBEAUTY<br />

LOVES<br />

6.<br />

5.<br />

4.<br />

7.<br />

1.<br />

8.<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

1. L’Oréal Paris True Match Foundation, $29.95, 2. L’Oréal<br />

Paris Revitalift Filler 1.5% Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum,<br />

$44.95 30ml, 3. L’Oréal Paris True Match Hyaluronic<br />

Tinted Serum, $39.95, 4. Sisley Phyto-Teint Nude, $120,<br />

5. Aspect Minerals Primer, $49, 6. Trinny London BFF<br />

Rebalance, $75, 7. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair,<br />

$159, 8. Estée Lauder Double Wear Foundation, $60<br />

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BEAUTY<br />

HIGHLIGHTING<br />

THE EYES &<br />

BROW AREA 2.<br />

One of the easiest ways to accentuate<br />

your eyes is to define them. Mascara<br />

was invented to highlight and define<br />

the eyes – it can do no wrong!<br />

‘I have been the biggest fan of<br />

any L’Oréal Paris mascaras for years,<br />

and I select a particular product<br />

depending on what finish I’m trying to<br />

achieve,’ says Baker. ‘I like to lengthen<br />

and define without being too clumpy.<br />

My absolute go-to without fail is<br />

the Lash Paradise mascara. When<br />

applying, look down into a mirror and<br />

wiggle the brush right from the roots<br />

of your lashes all the way to the end.<br />

This achieves maximum coverage<br />

and definition.’<br />

Next up: pay attention to your brow<br />

area. Brows that are naturally defined<br />

frame our face, and it’s important<br />

to choose the correct shade and<br />

products in order to achieve this.<br />

‘I like to map out the brow shape<br />

using a brow pencil and lightly fill in<br />

any gaps. The L’Oréal Paris Brow Artist<br />

Expert in Cool Brown is the perfect<br />

shade for me. I don’t like anything<br />

with too much warmth to it and also<br />

love the styling brush to groom<br />

brows into place. This is one of those<br />

handbag essentials,’ says Baker.<br />

3.<br />

1.<br />

4.<br />

5.<br />

6.<br />

COSBEAUTY<br />

LOVES<br />

8.<br />

7.<br />

1. L’Oréal Paris Brow Artist Expert, $19.95,<br />

2. L’Oréal Paris Lash Paradise Mascara,<br />

$24.95, 3. Charlotte Tilbury The Super<br />

Nudes Duo Liner $47, 4. Morphe Make It Big<br />

Brush-up Liquid Liner in Bold Black, $18, 5.<br />

Charlotte Tilbury Brow Lift in Natural Brown,<br />

$45, 6. Charlotte Tilbury Super Nudes Face<br />

Palette Nudegasm, $120, 7. LOUNGEFACE<br />

Lash, $29, 8. Sisley Phyto-Eye Twist in<br />

Rose Bronze, $60, 9. Morphe 35F Fall Into<br />

Fabulous Artistry Palette, $38<br />

9.<br />

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DEFYING<br />

AGE<br />

Don’t let age define you! As Baker attests,<br />

one of the biggest ways to stay youthful is<br />

to keep positive and try to laugh and smile<br />

as much as possible. ‘We all age, but you<br />

can be young at heart forever – smile lines<br />

are smile lines for a reason! But when you<br />

do want to look and feel fresh, hydrate from<br />

the inside out. Look after yourself and spoil<br />

yourself from time to time.’<br />

1.<br />

COSBEAUTY<br />

LOVES<br />

LIP TALK<br />

Look for hydrating lip products in a shade<br />

close to your natural lip colour to add the<br />

illusion of plumper, smoother, younger<br />

looking lips. Think pinky nudes and rosy<br />

browns with your preference of a matte,<br />

satiny, sheer or glossy finish.<br />

5.<br />

2. 3.<br />

4.<br />

6.<br />

1. L’Oréal Paris Brilliant Signature Plumping Lip Gloss, $24.95, 2. L’Oréal Paris<br />

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

4. Charlotte Tilbury The Super Nudes Lipsticks, $49.00 each, 5. Morphe Make<br />

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

Lipstick in Rebellious Rose, $55<br />

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HOW TO STYLE<br />

BEAUTY<br />

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like a pro<br />

YOUR HAIR<br />

THIS YEAR’S BEST<br />

HAIR CARE AND<br />

HAIR TOOLS<br />

FOR NEXT-LEVEL<br />

SALON-RIVALLING<br />

STYLES.<br />

After the year we’ve had, it’s<br />

time to up the glam factor<br />

and go all-out va-va-voom,<br />

and what better place to start than<br />

your crowning glory? These days,<br />

it’s a cinch to get glossy tresses and<br />

transform ourselves from leisureweardonned<br />

WFH-ers to double vaxxed<br />

party animals (I know, all in good time,<br />

but a girl can start small).<br />

The new generation of hair care<br />

products and tools offer quick and<br />

easy styling saviours – and are<br />

less damaging on the hair than<br />

their predecessors. Having said<br />

that, for shiny and manageable<br />

hair, it’s all about damage control.<br />

Look for hydrating shampoos and<br />

conditioners, apply a hair treatment or<br />

mask at least once a week and always<br />

use a heat protectant before styling.<br />

Avoid products that contain harsh<br />

sulfates, parabens or sodium chlorine<br />

– these will weigh your hair down,<br />

and nobody wants a Debby Downer<br />

raining on their fun.<br />

Also, remember that your diet is<br />

key to luscious locks. Hair is made up<br />

of protein, so foods high in protein<br />

are great for both hair growth and<br />

strength. Essential fatty acids found<br />

in food like salmon are also great for<br />

boosting hair strength and shine.<br />

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ESSENTIAL<br />

TOOLS<br />

BEAUTY<br />

of the<br />

TRADE hair care<br />

2.<br />

We have a set skincare regimen and we should<br />

be giving the same love and affection to our hair.<br />

Like most worthy things in life, having just-walkedout-of-a-salon<br />

hair is about the prep work. Start<br />

with washing your hair with a hydrating shampoo<br />

and conditioner. Before blasting your strands with<br />

a blow dryer, apply a leave-in treatment to add<br />

moisture to the hair. Always, always apply a heat<br />

protectant before letting your precious strands get<br />

near a heat styler and finish off your look with a<br />

shine spray for that added glam factor.<br />

1.<br />

3.<br />

4.<br />

5.<br />

1. Pump Mermaid Lengths Anti Breakage + Split End Remedy Spray 200ml,<br />

$32, 2. Pump Haircare Thickening Shampoo 250ml and Conditioner 250ml,<br />

$34.95 each, 3. Pump Thickening Spray 200ml, $39, 4. Pump BioGro Noticeably<br />

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

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1.<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

WE<br />

LOVE<br />

1. Joico Colorful Anti-Fade Shampoo<br />

300ml, $33.95, 2. Joico Colorful Anti-<br />

Fade Conditioner 250ml, $33.95, 3. Joico<br />

Colorful Glow Beyond Anti-Fade Serum<br />

63ml, $31.95 4. TRESemmé Pro Pure Colour<br />

Radiance Shampoo and Conditioner 675ml,<br />

$12.99 each, 5. Coco & Eve Miracle Hair<br />

Elixir, $44.90, 6. Coco & Eve Like A Virgin<br />

Hair Masque, $57.90, 7. Philip Kingsley<br />

Elasticizer 150ml, $72.75<br />

4.<br />

5.<br />

7.<br />

6.<br />

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2.<br />

1. 3.<br />

BEAUTY<br />

4.<br />

5.<br />

6.<br />

7.<br />

8.<br />

9.<br />

10. 11.<br />

12. 13.<br />

14.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. Color Wow Style On Steroids Texture Finishing Spray, $49.95,<br />

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1.<br />

2.<br />

brushes<br />

A good-quality brush is as essential as shampoo and<br />

conditioner. Brushing your hair helps activate healthy<br />

blood circulation and stimulate hair growth. It also<br />

redistributes oil from the scalp to help keep the outer<br />

layer of the hair smooth and shiny.<br />

Selecting the right hair brush depends on the style<br />

you’re going for and your hair type. If you’re after<br />

sleek and smooth locks with a boost of shine, opt<br />

for a paddle brush. These smoothing brushes often<br />

have boar or nylon bristles which reduce static so the<br />

cuticles of the hair lie flat, making it the perfect choice<br />

for achieving the professional salon look at home.<br />

For a bombshell blowout, a round brush is the<br />

grand dame. Vent holes in the brush allow the heat<br />

from the hairdryer to circulate at the roots and add<br />

more volume. Take it one step further with a ceramic<br />

round brush – this heats up when you use it with a hair<br />

dryer, styling your locks into bouncy soft curls or waves<br />

(depending on the size of the brush).<br />

3.<br />

WE<br />

LOVE<br />

1. evo hank 43 ceramic radial brush, $42<br />

2. Hair Rituel by Sisley The Blow-Dry Brush No.2, $100<br />

3. EVY PROFESSIONAL ECO Detangling Brush, $24.95<br />

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BEAUTY<br />

hairdryers<br />

As they say, behind every wellcoiffed<br />

head is a good hairdryer.<br />

The OG of hair tools, a dependable<br />

hairdryer is up there with a good<br />

hairdresser. Today’s versions are feats<br />

of engineering that can make your<br />

blowout experience quick and easy<br />

with salon-worthy results.<br />

EVY PROFESSIONAL<br />

Infusalite Dryer, $210<br />

WE<br />

LOVE<br />

flat irons<br />

A high-powered flat iron can create sleek<br />

styles on just about every hair type and<br />

texture and are a modern-day hair staple.<br />

They help to tame the frizzies and achieve<br />

the look of silky, glossy hair. A ceramic flat<br />

iron is typically best for finer hair, while<br />

titanium straighteners are recommended for<br />

taming thick, course or curly hair.<br />

curling irons<br />

Available in ceramic, tourmaline, titanium or gold<br />

plated, curling irons make waves, crimps and curls<br />

a breeze. When it comes to curling irons, one size<br />

doesn’t always fit all. Choosing the right one for<br />

you will depend on your hair type and the curl you<br />

want to achieve – in general, the smaller the barrel,<br />

the tighter the curl.<br />

CLOUD NINE The Cordless Iron Pro, $595<br />

ghd platinum+ styler, white, $355<br />

EVY PROFESSIONAL iQ-Oneglide<br />

(available in 1” & 1.5”), $299<br />

ghd curve classic<br />

curl tong, $250<br />

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hybrid hair tools<br />

Do you like the look and feel of a lush, voluminous<br />

blowout but aren’t particularly in love with the<br />

whole process and multiple tools needed? Same.<br />

That’s why the new generation of hybrid hair tools<br />

have seemed like a gift straight from the hair gods.<br />

Hot brushes are quickly becoming the next big<br />

thing in hair styling. They essentially combine a<br />

round or paddle brush, hairdryer and straightener<br />

in one.<br />

ghd glide hot brush, $240<br />

ghd rise hot brush, $280<br />

IN BETWEEN<br />

WASHES<br />

Oily hair is a common problem but what<br />

you may not know is that daily washing can<br />

produce more oil at the roots of the hair. The<br />

sebaceous glands get hyped up and produce<br />

more oil – so the more you shampoo, the more<br />

greasy your hair. The flipside is that the rest<br />

of your hair gets stripped of oils, so greasy<br />

roots and dry ends are evermore apparent. Dry<br />

shampoo comes to the rescue to transform<br />

greasy hair into manageable, fresh tresses.<br />

Simply spray on the roots of the hair, brush<br />

through and style!<br />

1. GROW Thicker<br />

Fuller Volumising Dry<br />

Shampoo, $16.99,<br />

2. COLAB Dry Shampoo<br />

Extreme Volume, $8.99<br />

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HOLIDAY PARTY LOOK 1<br />

BEAUTY<br />

STEP 1 - PREP<br />

Prep hair with ghd<br />

bodyguard heat protect<br />

spray in misted layers.<br />

STEP 2 - SECTION<br />

Section hair horizontally into<br />

two sections, beginning at<br />

the bottom of the head and<br />

work upwards.<br />

STEP 6 -<br />

CONTINUE<br />

Continue this technique<br />

throughout the hair until all<br />

hair is smooth and tucked.<br />

STEP 7 - SECTION<br />

Section the front of the hair<br />

into a large triangle, clip this<br />

up and out of the way.<br />

STEP 3 - ANGLE<br />

place the ghd paddle<br />

brush horizontally into the<br />

roots, followed by the ghd<br />

platinum+ styler.<br />

STEP 8 - TIE<br />

Section the hair again<br />

from the ears upwards for<br />

a high ponytail and tie<br />

this into place.<br />

STEP 4 - TRAVEL<br />

Glide down the hair, leading<br />

the way with the ghd paddle<br />

brush for the best tension.<br />

STEP 9 -<br />

ACCESSORISE<br />

Release the triangle section,<br />

sweep to the side and secure<br />

with festive hair slides.<br />

STEP 5 - TURN<br />

Turn the ghd platinum+<br />

styler a quarter turn inwards<br />

for a soft bevel on the ends<br />

of the hair.<br />

STEP 10 - FINISH<br />

fFinish the look by wrapping<br />

hair around the elastic and<br />

misting with ghd perfect<br />

ending final fix hairspray.<br />

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The Embellished Half-Up Pony<br />

ghd desire limited-edition platinum+ styler $375<br />

ghd paddle brush, $44<br />

ghd bodyguard heat protect spray, $35<br />

ghd perfect ending final fix hairspray $25<br />

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HOLIDAY PARTY LOOK 2<br />

BEAUTY<br />

STEP 1 - PREP<br />

Prep hair with ghd curly<br />

ever after curl hold spray in<br />

misted layers.<br />

STEP 2 - ANGLE<br />

Place the ghd<br />

platinum+styler vertically into<br />

the roots with the nose of the<br />

styler pointing downwards.<br />

STEP 5 -<br />

CONTINUE<br />

Continue this technique<br />

throughout the hair, then<br />

curling towards the face on<br />

the opposite side.<br />

STEP 6 - FINISH<br />

Finish the look by misting<br />

ghd shiny ever after<br />

final shine spray onto a<br />

detangling comb.<br />

STEP 3 - TURN<br />

Turn the styler one full turn<br />

away from the face.<br />

STEP 7- DRESS<br />

Dress out the curls to<br />

create formed, glossy<br />

waves with the<br />

detangling comb.<br />

STEP 4 - TRAVEL<br />

Glide down the hair until<br />

reaching the ends.<br />

STEP 8-<br />

ACCESSORISE<br />

Finish the look by tucking<br />

one side behind the ear<br />

and accessorising with a<br />

chunky hair slide.<br />

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Perfect Party Waves<br />

ghd desire limited-edition platinum+ styler, $375<br />

ghd curly ever after curl hold spray, $35<br />

ghd shiny ever after final shine spray, $35<br />

ghd detangling comb, $25<br />

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BEAUTY<br />

AS WE SAY A MUCH-NEEDED<br />

HELLO TO WARMER<br />

WEATHER, IT’S TIME TO<br />

‘SUMMERISE’ OUR BEAUTY<br />

ROUTINES WITH THE<br />

SEASON’S BEST SELF-TANNERS<br />

AND BRONZERS.<br />

For golden radiance the sun-smart<br />

and skin-safe way, a self-tanner is<br />

a summer staple. It can hide a<br />

myriad of skin imperfections and give you<br />

a gorgeous healthy-looking glow without<br />

the pigmentation, wrinkles and skin cancers<br />

doled out by the sun’s rays, thank you<br />

very much.<br />

The key to a perfect faux glow is having<br />

a properly prepped canvas on which to<br />

apply colour. Self-tanners work by staining<br />

the top layer of your skin, so by sloughing<br />

off dead skin cells you not only extend your<br />

tan’s life but also prevent patchy results.<br />

Use a buff, loofah or grainy body scrub to<br />

exfoliate, paying extra attention to drier<br />

areas such as elbows, knees and ankles that<br />

soak up colour more intensely.<br />

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BEAUTY<br />

Make sure your skin is cool and<br />

dry. Moisture from wet or perspiring<br />

skin interferes with the performance<br />

of self-tanners. We recommend<br />

applying moisturiser or a barrier<br />

cream to your elbows, knees, ankles<br />

and inside your belly button to<br />

prevent staining.<br />

When it’s tanning go-time, for best<br />

results use a tanning applicator mitt.<br />

If you’re working with a spray, hold<br />

it around 20cm away from your body<br />

and distribute evenly. For mousses,<br />

lotions and gels, put a liberal amount<br />

of product on your applicator mitt<br />

and apply in light, vertical strokes<br />

until evenly absorbed, one section of<br />

the body at a time.<br />

Leave your tan to develop as<br />

long as possible, but if you’re hasty<br />

to be less pasty, look for formulas<br />

that work their magic in as little<br />

as two hours. Keep skin hydrated<br />

with a body moisturiser each day<br />

to prolong your tan and promote<br />

even fading. And make it a bronzed<br />

shimmer lotion for good measure.<br />

Bronzers, shimmering body oils<br />

and face and body illuminators will<br />

also give your skin that coveted<br />

healthy glow. They work beautifully<br />

to enhance the results of a self-tan<br />

or can be used on their own for a<br />

dose of radiance. Combine with<br />

highlighters for a stealth beauty<br />

effect that lights up your face like<br />

a light bulb under your skin to<br />

enhance all your features.<br />

We are spoiled for choice<br />

when it comes to products that<br />

deliver the glow, in formulations<br />

that can be used as standalone<br />

products or incorporated into<br />

moisturisers, foundations or face<br />

and body oils for true multi-purpose<br />

time-savers. CBM<br />

TANNING TIP<br />

ALABASTER BEAUTIES MAY<br />

BENEFIT MORE FROM A<br />

MOISTURISER WITH BUILT-<br />

IN TANNER, WHICH WILL<br />

GRADUALLY BUILD AND<br />

MAINTAIN A GLOW.


16<br />

OF THE BEST<br />

SELF-TANNERS<br />

AND TOOLS FOR<br />

THE ULTIMATE<br />

SUMMER<br />

GLOW<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

4.<br />

8.<br />

5.<br />

6. 7. 9.<br />

10. 11.<br />

14. 15.<br />

13.<br />

16.<br />

12.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1.<br />

13<br />

BRONZERS,<br />

BODY OILS AND<br />

HIGHLIGHTERS<br />

GUARANTEED<br />

TO GIVE YOU A<br />

GLOW UP<br />

4.<br />

BEAUTY<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

5.<br />

6.<br />

8.<br />

7.<br />

9.<br />

12.<br />

10.<br />

13.<br />

11.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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TANNING TIP<br />

A SELF-TAN SPECIFIC<br />

FOR THE FACE IS OFTEN<br />

BETTER FOR A RADIANT<br />

COMPLEXION AND CAN<br />

ACHIEVE A MORE A MORE<br />

SUBTLE COLOUR BOOST.<br />

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COSMETIC ENHANCEMENT<br />

DIARY OF A<br />

BLEPHAROPLASTY<br />

PATIENT<br />

EVER WONDERED WHAT IT’S LIKE TO HAVE EYELID SURGERY?<br />

THIS PATIENT DOCUMENTS HER BLEPHAROPLASTY AND PTOSIS<br />

REPAIR WITH OCULOPLASTIC SURGEON DR BENJAMIN BURT.


Patient: Antoinette, 46<br />

Procedure: Blepharoplasty and<br />

ptosis repair<br />

Reason: Recommendation<br />

by optometrist due to excess<br />

eyelid skin and droop of eyelids<br />

affecting vision<br />

Surgeon: Dr Benjamin Burt,<br />

Oculoplastic Surgeon<br />

– www. drbenjaminburt.com<br />

Hospital: Windsor Private Hospital,<br />

20 The Avenue, Windsor VIC 3181<br />

Small and hooded eyes are part of my genetics. It<br />

wasn’t until my early 40s that I noticed my eyelids<br />

drooped and the increase of excess skin simply<br />

became a way of life. I would find myself continually<br />

raising my eyebrows when speaking to people, and<br />

when tired I would see from my peripheral vision the<br />

sag of skin. I had regular injectables to help raise the<br />

brow and open my eyes. My eyes felt unsupported,<br />

almost like something had collapsed. I put it down to<br />

the ‘ageing process’.<br />

It wasn’t until I arranged a long overdue eye test<br />

with my optometrist that I realised my concerns were<br />

justified. After my consultation, she recommended<br />

that I see an oculoplastic surgeon for an opinion and<br />

provided a referral.<br />

After significant research, I met with Dr Benjamin<br />

Burt, a prominent and highly respected oculoplastic<br />

surgeon located in Melbourne. Dr Burt ticked all the<br />

boxes. He is known for his work, is an expert in his<br />

field and a highly sought-after oculoplastic surgeon.<br />

It was important that I chose a surgeon who saw the<br />

‘person’, not the procedure. When meeting him and<br />

his team, he explained clearly what needed to be done,<br />

discussed the recovery process and illustrated how I<br />

my eyes would look after the procedure. He requested<br />

photos prior to my 40s to use as a comparison and so<br />

he could identify my features. I instantly felt assured<br />

and comfortable and soon after I scheduled in the<br />

surgery date.<br />

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COSMETIC ENHANCEMENT<br />

DAY OF PROCEDURE<br />

I arrive at Windsor Private Hospital and am<br />

greeted by the team. I then meet with my<br />

anaesthetist who discusses my health and details<br />

with full transparency of what I should expect. I<br />

change into my hospital gown and am provided<br />

with compression stockings to wear. I’m taken in<br />

the pre-procedure room where I’m placed on a<br />

pre-heated hospital bed.<br />

Shortly after, Dr Burt meets with me. We go<br />

over the procedure, any concerns I have, and<br />

he draws an outline on the areas where he will<br />

perform surgery. I feel comfortable, assured and<br />

grateful that I am in incredible hands.<br />

POST PROCEDURE – RECOVERY<br />

I awake in recovery feeling comfortable. No pain,<br />

no discomfort. Prior to leaving the hospital, I meet<br />

with a nurse who provides me with a post-op<br />

homecare kit and discusses what to expect.<br />

The homecare kit includes:<br />

• Detailed information and instruction on postoperative<br />

care<br />

• Chlorsig Eye Ointment 1% to apply on stiches<br />

twice daily. This promotes healing and helps<br />

evade infection.<br />

• TheraPearl Eye-seential Mask – contains<br />

flexible gel beads that conform to your face.<br />

It is stored in the freezer and helps to soothe<br />

and reduce swelling.<br />

• Brauer Arnicaeze Arnica Tablets to promote<br />

bruise healing.<br />

• A beautiful candle, chocolate and chamomile<br />

tea to enjoy.<br />

The remainder of the night I have slight<br />

irritation but zero pain. I place the icepack<br />

as instructed and sleep elevated to assist<br />

with swelling.<br />

DAY ONE RECOVERY<br />

There is increased swelling and localised weeping<br />

but I feel zero pain and zero discomfort. I’m able<br />

to function day to day normally and resume work.<br />

Dr Burt’s office contacts me for post-operative<br />

follow-up. I follow the post-operative instructions.<br />

DAY TWO RECOVERY<br />

Some swelling, bruising and redness as expected,<br />

but no discomfort and no need for any pain<br />

medication.<br />

Today I shower for the first time. I don’t wash<br />

my face but allow water to run down it. I keep<br />

following the post-operative instructions.<br />

DAY THREE RECOVERY<br />

Swelling is reduced slightly but redness and<br />

bruising are present. Again, no pain or discomfort<br />

and no need for any pain medication.<br />

My eyelids start to feel a little itchy due to<br />

healing. I liken it to hay fever symptoms; it’s<br />

tolerable. Followed post-operative instructions.<br />

DAY FOUR RECOVERY<br />

The swelling has reduced and I can open my eyes<br />

more. Redness and bruising are present but still<br />

no pain or discomfort and no need for any pain<br />

medication.<br />

My eyelids feel tight and itchy, but it’s tolerable.<br />

Followed post-operative instructions.<br />

DAY FIVE RECOVERY<br />

Swelling has reduced further; redness, bruising<br />

and itchiness still present. Followed postoperative<br />

instructions.


BEFORE<br />

ONE MONTH POST<br />

DIRECTLY POST OP<br />

DAY TWELVE<br />

DAY 1<br />

DAY ELEVEN<br />

DAY TWO<br />

DAY NINE<br />

DAY THREE<br />

DAY EIGHT<br />

DAY FOUR<br />

DAY FIVE<br />

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COSMETIC ENHANCEMENT<br />

(WEEK TWO)<br />

DAY EIGHT RECOVERY<br />

Today my stitches are removed, which I’m<br />

excited about.<br />

Swelling, redness and bruising are subsiding<br />

and still no pain or discomfort.<br />

I’m given Blackmores Natural Vitamin E cream<br />

and advised to gently massage the scar tissue on<br />

my eyelids twice daily. I’m told that lumps<br />

of scar tissue will be felt but will resolve with<br />

time and massage. I keep following my postoperative<br />

instructions.<br />

DAY NINE RECOVERY<br />

Swelling is continuing to reduce and redness<br />

and bruising are subsiding significantly. Still no<br />

pain or discomfort. I follow the post-operative<br />

instructions and use the Vitamin E cream.<br />

DAY ELEVEN RECOVERY<br />

At this point, I notice the healing progress is a<br />

slower process and I’m not seeing significant<br />

daily changes. Still zero pain and zero discomfort.<br />

I follow my post-operative instructions and use<br />

the Vitamin E cream.<br />

DAY TWELVE RECOVERY<br />

My eyes are starting to take shape<br />

and look ‘normal’. I keep following my<br />

post-op instructions.<br />

ONE MONTH POST PROCEDURE<br />

I still have slight swelling. It’s not noticeable, but<br />

I can feel it. The base of my eyelids feels numb,<br />

which is normal and will get better over time.<br />

I apply makeup for the first time. I opt<br />

for mineral makeup (Aspect Minerals) and<br />

tubed mascara.<br />

My eyelids feel dry along the scar, but the<br />

scar isn’t visible when my eyes are open or<br />

when I’ve applied makeup. The scar tissue is<br />

healing extremely well – it’s barely noticeable.<br />

I continue to massage Vitamin E cream to help<br />

with the healing.<br />

FINAL OUTCOME<br />

I am so pleased with the outcome. The entire<br />

process, from the procedure to recovery, was<br />

incredibly quick and easy. Not once did I feel<br />

pain or discomfort.<br />

In terms of my vision, I don’t feel the need to<br />

elevate my eyebrows to see, and I look brighter<br />

and more awake. The scar is minimal and will<br />

continue to get better with time. The procedure<br />

has truly changed my life. I am beyond grateful to<br />

Dr Benjamin Burt and his incredible team. He is<br />

a genius and a master at his craft. CBM<br />

BEFORE<br />

AFTER


PROTECT<br />

YOURSELF<br />

WITH SUMMER FAST APPROACHING, MANY OF<br />

US ARE DRAWN TO ENJOYING THE SUN’S RAYS<br />

– EVEN LYING IN THE SUN – BUT BE WARNED.<br />

According to Cancer Council<br />

Australia, around two in three<br />

Australians will be diagnosed<br />

with some form of skin cancer before<br />

the age of 70.<br />

One of the best ways to protect<br />

yourself against the sun’s harmful rays<br />

is by using a sunscreen. But one of<br />

the most confusing terms is SPF. What<br />

does this actually mean?<br />

Sunscreens are merely filters, and all<br />

of them will let some ultraviolet (UV)<br />

radiation through at varying rates –<br />

indicated by the Sun Protection Factor<br />

(SPF) rating. The level of SPF given to<br />

each sunscreen is measured using<br />

a complex equation, and refers to the<br />

amount of UV radiation required to<br />

cause sunburn with the sunscreen on,<br />

as a multiple of the amount required<br />

without the sunscreen.<br />

The protection given by a sunscreen<br />

will also vary depending on:<br />

• The amount applied<br />

• The frequency of application<br />

• The skin type of the user<br />

• Immersion in water through<br />

swimming<br />

• The extent a person sweats<br />

• Amount of sunscreen absorbed<br />

by the skin.<br />

The use of sunscreen is an important<br />

preventative measure to help reduce<br />

your risk of developing skin cancer<br />

and premature skin ageing.<br />

Skin is highly susceptible to attack<br />

by the sun, resulting in the destruction<br />

of collagen and elastin structure,<br />

and, more seriously, the damage to<br />

cells’ DNA which can lead to possible<br />

cancer formation.<br />

So no matter what level of<br />

protection you choose, the best<br />

advice is to apply your sunscreen<br />

liberally throughout the day. CBM<br />

SPF 50+<br />

Despite having the highest<br />

rates of melanoma in the<br />

world, Australians have<br />

been slow to adopt the<br />

heightened protection offered<br />

by SPF 50+ sunscreen.<br />

According to the Cancer<br />

Council, skin cancers account for<br />

around 80 percent of all newly<br />

diagnosed cancers in Australia<br />

each year. So why has it taken<br />

so long to introduce these<br />

higher levels of protection to<br />

our shores?<br />

The concern has always been<br />

that people will think that using<br />

a sunscreen labelled SPF 50<br />

means they can use less of it or<br />

won’t have to apply it as often.<br />

And while an increase from 30<br />

to 50 sounds like a lot, in reality<br />

the extra protection offered by<br />

SPF 50 isn’t nearly as significant.<br />

Add to this the fact the average<br />

person puts on between 25 and<br />

50 percent less sunscreen than<br />

recommended, and you can see<br />

why the authorities may have<br />

urged caution over introducing<br />

what merely appears to be a<br />

significantly more effective level<br />

of protection.<br />

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Cosmetic<br />

surgery<br />

& the<br />

ZOOM<br />

BOOM


LOCKDOWNS AND THE NEW WFH<br />

CULTURE HAVE PROMPTED A BIG<br />

SHIFT IN HOW WE VIEW OUR OWN<br />

BEAUTY AND A NEW PRESSURE TO<br />

‘LOOK GOOD’ ON VIDEO CALLS.<br />

for the good part of two years, many of us have<br />

been viewing our own digital reflection on a daily<br />

basis, taking our place amid rows of headshots<br />

featuring colleagues and acquaintances displayed<br />

side-by-side, just centimetres apart, for up to an hour<br />

or more at a time.<br />

The frequency of video calls increased by 70%<br />

last year for employed Australians – and all this<br />

‘up close and personal’ Zoom time is adding an<br />

additional layer of scrutiny as we watch ourselves<br />

speak and react to others.<br />

Are you noticing lines and wrinkles and double<br />

chins you just don’t see while looking in the bathroom<br />

mirror? If you answered yes, you’re not alone. In a<br />

recent survey, ‘Up Close and Personal’ conducted<br />

for Allergan Aesthetics, 68% of the 2,018 Australians<br />

surveyed said they sometimes feel anxious about their<br />

appearance on video calls. Thirty-one percent report<br />

they feel more aware of their flaws on video calls and<br />

27% say they have felt more critical of their appearance<br />

in the past 12 months due to digital interactions.<br />

One-quarter of respondents said they ‘feel they<br />

look continuously tired and drawn when they see<br />

themselves online’. Ageing was also a key issue, with<br />

20% ‘feeling they look older on video calls’ and 25%<br />

‘feeling pressured to look younger online’.<br />

The research reported it’s not just fine lines and<br />

wrinkles that Australians are taking a closer look at,<br />

with camera angles prompting a new perspective on<br />

the jawline – over a quarter (27%) of people surveyed<br />

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cite double chins, drooping jowls and the<br />

jawline as key facial concerns.<br />

Sydney dermatologist Dr Natasha Cook says,<br />

‘Not only are we seeing our own faces more<br />

often on video calls, but the format also adds<br />

an additional layer of scrutiny, by reflecting our<br />

emotions and reactions in real time.<br />

‘For some people, this is far more<br />

confronting than simply looking in a physical<br />

mirror for daily grooming.’<br />

Putting your best<br />

face forward<br />

The survey researchers noted that Australians<br />

are taking action to put their best face forward<br />

– emphasised by 48% considering ways to<br />

improve their personal appearance on video<br />

calls ‘from over-the-counter skincare to medical<br />

aesthetic injectable treatments’. Specifically,<br />

14% are considering dermal filler or antiwrinkle<br />

injections to improve their appearance<br />

for online video calls. The Cosmetic Physicians<br />

College of Australasia (CPCA) has reported<br />

that, compared with the previous year, dermal<br />

filler injections saw a significant increase of<br />

25% and anti-wrinkle injections were up 14%.<br />

This trend has been echoed internationally,<br />

with a recent US study noting 86% of<br />

dermatologists reported their patients<br />

referenced video conferencing as a reason<br />

for their new cosmetic concerns. Another<br />

recent study found that among those who<br />

previously did not have an interest in facial<br />

cosmetic treatments, 40% now plan to pursue<br />

treatments based on concerns from their video<br />

conferencing appearance alone.<br />

Sydney plastic surgeon Dr Steven Liew<br />

says, ‘Video calls are now a norm in our<br />

daily communication. Unfortunately, it now<br />

provides a platform for people to not only<br />

scrutinise their own features more closely but<br />

also compare themselves to others.<br />

‘This harsh reality has translated into<br />

increased interest in facial aesthetics in clinic,<br />

with many people stating their motivation<br />

for enhancement is directly related to seeing<br />

themselves on screen,’ he adds.


NOT ONLY ARE WE SEEING OUR OWN FACES MORE<br />

OFTEN ON VIDEO CALLS, BUT THE FORMAT ALSO ADDS<br />

AN ADDITIONAL LAYER OF SCRUTINY, BY REFLECTING OUR<br />

EMOTIONS AND REACTIONS IN REAL TIME.<br />

THE FACE<br />

‘TWEAKMENTS’<br />

WOMEN WANT MOST<br />

New research by TEXOANE Australia, conducted<br />

by Lonergan Research, has revealed that 70% of<br />

Australian women aged under 60 are eager for a<br />

‘tweakment’ – a small change to at least one of<br />

their facial features – with Gen Z women the<br />

most keen.<br />

The top three areas women are seeking<br />

tweakments for are eyes (33%), neck and jawline<br />

(27%) and lips and mouth (24%).<br />

Of those surveyed, 78% of women who are<br />

open to making a change are looking to minimise<br />

fine lines and wrinkles and 46% are wanting to<br />

enhance and contour their facial features. The<br />

research confirmed a strong preference for a<br />

natural look, with 86% seeking natural results from<br />

their tweakments.<br />

Additionally, more women are freely admitting<br />

to having dermal filler procedures, with 87% of<br />

those who have undergone the treatment feeling<br />

comfortable telling people.<br />

‘We first noticed the ‘Zoom Boom’ last year,<br />

with people scrutinising their faces more than ever<br />

and noticing things they didn’t like when they are<br />

talking on camera,’ says cosmetic physician Dr<br />

Joseph Hkeik. ‘At All Saint Clinic, we experienced<br />

a marked increase in requests for fillers and<br />

intense anti-wrinkle procedures like lasers and<br />

peel treatments, which is something we expect to<br />

continue soaring after this current lockdown.’ CBM<br />

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2022<br />

GUIDE<br />

TO THE<br />

MOST<br />

POPULAR<br />

face<br />

treatments<br />

2021 HAS BEEN AN INTERESTING ONE. ALONGSIDE CHANGES IN<br />

HOW WE WORK AND SOCIALISE, AESTHETIC PRACTITIONERS HAVE<br />

ALSO SEEN RISING DEMAND FOR COSMETIC TREATMENTS AND<br />

‘TWEAKMENTS’. HERE’S THE 2022 GUIDE TO THE MOST POPULAR<br />

NON-SURGICAL COSMETIC PROCEDURES.<br />

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ANTI-WRINKLE<br />

INJECTIONS<br />

• Smooths away dynamic lines such as crow’s feet,<br />

forehead lines and the “11’s” between the eyes<br />

• Subtle brow lift effect<br />

• Jawline slimming<br />

Known under the brand names Botox, Dysport and<br />

Xeomin, botulinum toxin is single-handedly the most<br />

popular aesthetic treatment. Botulinum toxin works by<br />

blocking nerve stimulation to wrinkle-causing muscles,<br />

which prevents the muscle from contracting and smooths<br />

away wrinkles and fine lines.<br />

As a muscle relaxant, it is used to treat crow’s feet<br />

around the eyes, the frown lines between the eyebrows<br />

(glabellar lines) and the worry lines across the forehead.<br />

It can also be used to produce the effect of a brow lift<br />

by relaxing the muscles that drag down the brow. It can<br />

also be used (off label) in the masseter muscle to create<br />

a slimmer-looking jawline.<br />

A few tiny injections are administered just under the<br />

skin and the results kick in around Day 4 or 5, reaching<br />

their full result around 2 weeks and lasting on average for<br />

about 4 months. The procedure usually takes about 10<br />

minutes and is generally well tolerated.<br />

FILLERS<br />

• Used to add volume to cheeks, midface, temple hollows and lips<br />

• Fills in static lines, wrinkles, depressions and scars<br />

Fillers are used to add volume and structure, fill deep folds and smooth fine lines and<br />

wrinkles. There are different grades of fillers designed specifically for use in different parts of<br />

the face and for different purposes – from creating fuller lips to revolumising sagging cheeks<br />

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

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

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

jawline and even the nose.<br />

Today’s fillers vary in longevity, composition and viscosity, depending on what and where<br />

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

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

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

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

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

injected deep on the bone can last 12-18 months.<br />

There’s some discomfort associated with filler injections but a topical anaesthetic should<br />

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

take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour on average.


SKIN<br />

TIGHTENING /<br />

LIFTING<br />

• Non-surgical face lift effect<br />

• Tightening lax skin<br />

Energy-based treatments for facial lifting and<br />

skin tightening are increasingly popular. These<br />

devices commonly use a form of energy such<br />

as radiofrequency or ultrasound waves – to<br />

target deeper levels of the dermis and promote<br />

the production of new collagen formation and<br />

remodelling. This improves skin texture and reduces<br />

sagging skin, as well as improving drooping eyes,<br />

jaw line and neck, and softening wrinkles around the<br />

mouth, eyes and forehead.<br />

Non-surgical skin tightening treatments heat the<br />

skin’s deep dermis and subdermal layers without<br />

damaging the outer layers of the skin.<br />

There may be some swelling and redness that<br />

gradually subside over the next few days but<br />

in general most patients experience little or no<br />

downtime. Results are usually gradual, as the new<br />

collagen forms over the next couple of months,<br />

and are typically long lasting – up to two years in<br />

many cases.<br />

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SKIN<br />

NEEDLING<br />

• Overall skin rejuvenation<br />

• Acne and other scarring<br />

• Pore size reduction, textural improvements<br />

Skin needling, or micro-needling, is a<br />

treatment used to improve the appearance of<br />

wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, skin texture and<br />

premature ageing by creating tiny punctures in<br />

the skin. The treatment achieves a controlled<br />

injury to the skin, which stimulates the skin’s<br />

natural growth of healthy new skin. The<br />

epidermis is left primarily intact so the healing<br />

period is quick – which makes it an effective<br />

laser or chemical peel alternative for many.<br />

Skin needling can be performed alone,<br />

usually with a roller embedded with<br />

medical-grade sterile micro-needles. For<br />

more dramatic lifting and toning results,<br />

radiofrequency (RF) micro-needling devices<br />

combine the collagen-boosting, skin<br />

resurfacing effect of skin needling with the<br />

skin-tightening technology of RF energy.<br />

After treatment, the skin is red and swollen<br />

for around one to two days, with a light grazelike<br />

scabbing effect forming over the treated<br />

area on day two of recovery. Most patients are<br />

able to return to work and normal activities<br />

within 48 hours of treatment.<br />

Multiple treatments are usually necessary<br />

to achieve significant improvement in the<br />

appearance and depth of lines and scars.<br />

Treatment effects are cumulative and can<br />

be seen six to eight weeks after the initial<br />

treatment with long-lasting results.<br />

LASERS<br />

• Overall skin rejuvenation<br />

• Sun damage, scarring, lines and wrinkles,<br />

anti-ageing, pigmentation<br />

Laser therapies work by targeting tissue and<br />

can be used for a number of treatments,<br />

including pigmentation, scarring, unwanted<br />

hair, spider veins, sun-damaged skin, and<br />

wrinkle reduction.<br />

Advances in laser technology mean that<br />

laser skin resurfacing, once reserved for the<br />

treatment of severe conditions such as acne<br />

scarring due to the extensive downtime<br />

involved, has become an effective option for<br />

many people seeking reduction of lines and<br />

wrinkles and correction of pigmentation.<br />

Most resurfacing lasers work by removing<br />

microscopic quantities and stimulating the<br />

production of new collagen in the skin. The<br />

advent of fractionated laser technology,<br />

where microscopic columns of skin are<br />

treated while surrounding skin is left intact,<br />

has made it possible to achieve better<br />

results with fewer side effects. Fractionated<br />

technology has been applied to the CO 2<br />

laser, dramatically reducing the recovery time.<br />

Results and downtime for all laser treatments<br />

vary depending on the depth and strength<br />

of treatment.


THREAD<br />

LIFTS<br />

• Face lift effect<br />

• Skin revitalisation<br />

Thread lifts have all but taken over Instagram<br />

in the past couple of years, with many pundits<br />

speculating thread lifts are the secret trend<br />

behind the ubiquitous “IG face”.<br />

Thread lifting is a minimally invasive procedure<br />

that elevates the soft tissues of the face using<br />

specially designed internal sutures and can<br />

deliver dramatic results that can almost rival<br />

a surgical facelift for the right candidate. The<br />

procedure involves the use of multiple fine<br />

biocompatible threads to lift and support skin<br />

and tissues on the face (usually mid face) and<br />

neck. By inserting threads into the cheek area,<br />

not only can the cheek be suspended to a higher<br />

position, but collagen production can also be<br />

stimulated, thus improving the hydration, tone<br />

and texture of the skin.<br />

The threads dissolve within around nine to 12<br />

months, whilst maintaining the revitalising and<br />

lifting effect for around 2 years. Thread lifts are<br />

performed under local anaesthetic and usually<br />

take around one hour. While there may be some<br />

visible swelling and bruising, you can go back to<br />

work right away if you’d like.<br />

Depending on the thread, results are<br />

immediately apparent, but you should notice<br />

further improvement in the days and weeks<br />

following, as swelling and bruising starts to<br />

subside. CBM<br />

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World's<br />

SP


est<br />

AS<br />

MUTE THE ZOOM CALL<br />

AND DITCH THE TRACKIES,<br />

DESTINATION VACAYS ARE<br />

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WORLD’S BEST WELLNESS<br />

DESTINATIONS.<br />

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CHIVA-SOM, HUA HIN,<br />

THAILAND<br />

www.chivasom.com/hua-hin<br />

One of the original holistic health and wellness<br />

retreats in Asia (a pioneering venture when it<br />

launched back in 1995), Chiva-Som has earned its<br />

sterling reputation as one of the world’s leading<br />

wellness resorts.<br />

Perched on the spectacular Gulf of Thailand,<br />

Chiva-Som is about learning to live, enjoy and<br />

appreciate every moment, and in so doing<br />

creating a personal path to health and wellness.<br />

The beachfront resort’s program brings together<br />

Western diagnostic skills and Eastern philosophies<br />

to revitalise the mind, body and spirit.<br />

You’ll start by selecting a Chiva-Som retreat that<br />

best aligns with your motivations and then your<br />

personal Health & Wellness Advisor will tailor a<br />

bespoke program that addresses all facets of the<br />

mind and body.<br />

All of the resort facilities, including the luxury<br />

accommodations, are specifically designed<br />

to complement the healing and restorative<br />

properties of the retreats, treatments and<br />

evidence-based wellness cuisine.<br />

Chiva-Som has recently launched four new<br />

retreats to support the ‘new normal’ lifestyles.<br />

Recognising and proactively addressing guests’<br />

changing needs, the innovative programs enhance<br />

the resort’s already comprehensive retreat<br />

offerings, focusing on specific objectives from<br />

supporting the immune system and gut health to<br />

embracing nature and ageing gracefully.<br />

According to Conde Naste Traveller: ‘The<br />

offering is almost overwhelming, knocking<br />

on more than 150 different treatments, from<br />

traditional Thai and Ayurvedic modalities and<br />

chakra balancing to naturopathic consultations.<br />

Then there’s the perhaps surprising aestheticbeauty<br />

department, plus serious remedial<br />

physiotherapy and rehabilitation, and the<br />

most prolific, high-profile roll-call of visiting<br />

therapists imaginable.’<br />

No wonder David and Victoria Beckham, Kate<br />

Moss and Elle Macpherson have made numerous<br />

pilgrimages to this slice of heaven.<br />

SPA GUIDE<br />

WINNER:<br />

BEST<br />

DESTINATION<br />

SPA


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SPA GUIDE<br />

WINNER:<br />

BEST FITNESS<br />

PROGRAM<br />

EUPHORIA RETREAT,<br />

GREECE<br />

www.euphoriaretreat.com<br />

Euphoria, one of Europe’s most famed<br />

destination spas, is located within the Unesco<br />

World Heritage site of Mystras at the foothills of<br />

Mount Taygetos of Peloponnese (near Sparta).<br />

Described as an ‘authentic place of healing and<br />

transformation’, this 5-star retreat helps people<br />

on their quest for self-discovery and inner revival.<br />

Euphoria delivers world-class spa therapies<br />

amid a mythical landscape, taking inspiration<br />

from Greek and Chinese healing philosophies.<br />

It’s also renowned for its fitness program.<br />

The retreat’s Spartan Spirit of Adventure<br />

program has all the elements of a modern<br />

workout program you’d expect, but it’s carried<br />

out in the style of the township’s local Spartan<br />

warrior ancestors, weaving in the region’s rich<br />

history while burning calories and unleashing<br />

your physical fitness. This is one place where you<br />

can truly train like a Spartan!<br />

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SPA GUIDE<br />

WINNER:<br />

MOST<br />

MEANINGFUL<br />

EXPERIENCE<br />

FOUR SEASONS RESORT,<br />

MALDIVES (LANDAA<br />

GIRAAVARU)<br />

www.fourseasons.com/maldiveslg/<br />

On a verdant beach-fringed atoll, with a lush jungle interior and<br />

sparkling lagoon, you’ll find the jaw-dropping Landaa Giraavaru<br />

resort, where Ayurvedic philosophy gently weaves throughout<br />

the entire resort.<br />

The resort spa, AyurMa, invites you to reset your awareness<br />

and embark on a new path to health, harmony and happiness,<br />

where the emphasis is on loving the Earth as you love yourself.<br />

Supported by the four pillars of Ayurveda, Yoga Therapy,<br />

Wellness and Planetary Wellbeing – plus a multi award-winning<br />

team of Ayurvedic doctors, naturopaths and yoga therapists –<br />

this is a place designed to cultivate care for ourselves, others,<br />

the oceans and the planet.<br />

The new Yoga Therapy Centre offers personalised conditiontargeting<br />

programs devised in conjunction with S-VYASA, the<br />

world’s first “university for yoga” and pioneer of yoga therapy<br />

through scientific research. A must for yoga devotees.


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SPA GUIDE<br />

WINNER:<br />

BEST HOLISITIC<br />

HIDEAWAY<br />

MASQI, THE ENERGY HOUSE,<br />

SPAIN<br />

www.masqi.es/en<br />

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

in silence (literally) and is perched in the remote mountains of Sierra de<br />

Maryola National Park between Alicante and Valencia.<br />

MasQi proposes a way of learning to live life in a healthier way –<br />

fuller, more consciously and calmer. To do this, they offer a variety of<br />

tailored programs, which may include yoga, meditation, bio-energetic<br />

therapies, mentoring and Ayurveda alongside gourmet macrobiotic<br />

cuisine, to help you become the best possible version of yourself. Daily<br />

yoga and meditation classes are held in the retreat’s spectacular dome,<br />

surrounded by nothing but miles of countryside and tranquility.<br />

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SPA GUIDE<br />

WINNER:<br />

BEST<br />

AYURVEDIC<br />

RETREAT<br />

AYURVEDA PARKSCHLOESSCHEN, GERMANY<br />

www.ayurveda-parkschloesschen.de/en<br />

The Ayurveda Parkschlösschen is<br />

renowned as a house of health and<br />

since it first opened its doors in 1993<br />

has become the European epicentre for<br />

Ayurvedic practice.<br />

The architecture, materials and<br />

colours are selected according to the<br />

universal knowledge of Ayurveda, and<br />

everything – from the food, to the forms<br />

of therapy, treatments, exercises, yoga<br />

and meditation – is based on the ancient<br />

principles of the holistic art of Ayurvedic<br />

healing, under the careful supervision of<br />

experienced Ayurvedic practitioners.<br />

The focus is on Panchakarma,<br />

an elaborate Ayervedic method of<br />

purification combining various cleansing<br />

and treatment procedures interwoven<br />

with the practice of yoga.<br />

‘Panchakarma’ is derived from two<br />

Sanskrit words – Pancha, which means<br />

five, and Karma, which means actions.<br />

It offers a complete detoxification,<br />

cleansing and rejuvenation program for<br />

mind, body and spiritual wellbeing.<br />

As Conde Naste Travellor describes:<br />

‘This is detoxing the old-school way,<br />

a millennia-based method rooted in<br />

Ayurveda and still utterly relevant for<br />

today. The wildly effective and heavy-duty<br />

panchakarma (a nine-, 13-, 20- or 34-night<br />

stay that removes metabolic waste from<br />

the body with medical enemas) is as<br />

successful a resolve for 21st-century<br />

burnout as it is for good old-fashioned<br />

weight loss.<br />

‘Panchakarma gives phenomenal<br />

results but involves intense scheduling:<br />

wake-up is before 7am, with oil swishing<br />

around the mouth, scraping the tongue (a<br />

potential organ for infection), lots of hot<br />

water and detox drinks, more oil in the<br />

nostrils and ears, yoga and meditation. All<br />

before breakfast.’<br />

Source: Condé Nast Traveller Spa Guide 2021 winners.<br />

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

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

Lotion, $499, 6. Michael Kors Gorgeous! Gift Set includes: 50ml EPD, 75ml Body Lotion, 10ml Purse Spray, $130, 7. Tom Ford<br />

Rose Prick 50ml EDP + Lip Color Set, $530 (exclusive to Mecca), 8. Tommy 100ml set includes:100ml EDT, 100ml Body Wash, $83,<br />

9. Michael Kors Signature Set includes: 100ml EDP, 75ml Body Lotion, 10ml Purse Spray, $190, 10. Tom Ford Men’s Atomizer Set<br />

includes: 10ml atomizer, Oud Wood 10ml, Tobacco Vanille 10ml, Tuscan Leather 10ml), $290, 11. Clinique Wear It And Be Happy<br />

Fragrance Set includes: Clinique Happy Perfume Spray, Clinique Happy Gelato Cream For Hands and Clinique Happy Perfume Purse<br />

Spray, $93, 12. DKNY Be Delicious Mousse Set includes: 30ml EDP + 100ml Be Delicious Refreshing Shower Mousse, $49<br />

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Skin Off Duty Beauty Trio, $46, 4. Glasshouse Fragrances Naughty & Nice 380g Candle $54.95, 5. Revlon Lustrous Lip<br />

Trio, $34.95, 6. Anastasia Beverly Hills Primrose Palette $93, 7. Mecca Hot Shot Everyday Palette, $35, 8. Glasshouse<br />

Fragrances Christmas Trio $59.95, 9. Morphe The best of blends 7-piece brush set, $45<br />

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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<br />

Vintage, $349.99, 4. L’Occitane Limited Edition Hand Cream Trio, $39, 5. L’Occitane Almond Bauble ornament, $25, 6. Jo Malone<br />

London Orange Bitters Deluxe Candle, $275, 7. Penhaligon’s The Nose Twitchers Gift Set includes: 4x 35g Candles, Maduro Leaf,<br />

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

Mini Candle and Diffuser, $34.95, 9. Trudon A Kings Christmas Duo Gift Set includes: Fir & Gloria 2 x 70g, $149, 10. Jurlique<br />

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

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

Benzion & Fir, Siam Benzoin & Damask Rose, $139, 14. Compagnie De Provence Cotton Flower Set includes: Liquid Soap 495ml,<br />

Hand Cream 30ml, Solid Soap 100g, $79<br />

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

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

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

Collection Original Iron, $399, 7. GHD Deluxe Limited-Edition Gift Set, $615, 8. Cloud Nine Evergreen Christmas Collection<br />

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

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

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

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

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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<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20ml, Eternal+ Sculpting Serum 15ml, Active Face Great SPF50+ Lotion 15ml, $142<br />

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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<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Skincare Luminous Collection 4 Step Brightening Regimen includes Ormedic Balancing Facial Cleanser, Iluma Intense<br />

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

11. Antipodes Healthier Skin Heroes Skin Care Gift Set, $60<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

& 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,<br />

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

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

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1. Smeg Espresso Coffee Machine Cream Model ECF01CRAU, $469, 2. Trinny London BFF Cream Skin Perfector<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1. Revitive Medic for leg aches & pains, $ 449, 2. SunButter Tinted SPF 50 Water Resistant Reef Safe Sunscreen,<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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