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CosBeauty Magazine #96

CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty. In this issue: - Acne & Pollution; Is there a link? - 99+ Products you need now - Autumn/Winter Makeup Trends - Beginner's Guide to Serums - Everything you need to know about BREAST augmentation

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- Acne & Pollution; Is there a link?
- 99+ Products you need now
- Autumn/Winter Makeup Trends
- Beginner's Guide to Serums
- Everything you need to know about BREAST augmentation

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COSBEAUTY

ISSUE 96 MAY-JULY 2022

Acne &

pollution

IS THERE A LINK?

99+

PRODUCTS YOU

NEED NOW

AUTUMN/

WINTER

makeup

trends

BEGINNER’S

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80 The secret’s out: How Jennifer

Aniston gets her glow

Jennifer Aniston is teaming up

with leading wellness brand to

inspire us all to lead healthy and

vibrant lives (with incredible skin).

84 Flowerbomb Ruby Orchid

launches

Viktor&Rolf have unleashed their

most extravagant scent yet –

Flowerbomb Ruby Orchid.

86 Your guide to breast

augmentation

Breast implant surgery is not a

case of one size fits all. We look

at the essential components of

choosing the right breast implant

for you.

REGULARS

10 Editor’s Letter

12 Beauty Insider

104 Ed’s Faves

FEATURES

28 Diversity in the beauty industry:

How is Australia performing?

A new research report

commissioned by Allergan

Aesthetics says Aussies are

giving the local beauty industry

a C+ for diversity. Here’s why.

56 Why Pollution Could Be

Causing Your Acne – And How

to Prevent It

Did you know air pollution

is one of the most common

causes of adult acne? Here’s

how to help protect skin from

pollution damage.

70 The epic evolution of the

eyebrow

Bushy brows are bowing out

while thin brows are making

a comeback. In honour of the

skinny brow revival, we look at

eyebrow trends through the

decades.


BEAUTY

34 Skin concern? There’s a serum

for that!

From skin plumping and

hydration to improving

pigmentation and blemishprone

skin to protecting against

environmental pollutants,

serums have changed the

way we think about and buy

skincare.

96 Autumn/winter makeup trends

High-impact, low-maintenance

looks with a nod to the 90s.

Here’s what to wear on your face

this season.

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From the

EDITOR

The beauty industry is rebounding and in-person events are well and truly

back – we’ve been showered with a slew of new product launches that are

reinventing skincare as we know it. In this issue we look at some of the

freshest new products to grace your bathroom shelves and makeup bags, so

turn to our Beauty Insider on page 12 to get started.

We also do a deep dive into the various serums on the market on page 34. Find out

how they work and which active ingredients are best for pigmentation, acne, dry skin

and ageing skin, plus more!

Looking for a solution to blemish-prone skin? Move over hormones, diet and stress

– it appears air pollution is one of the most common causes of adult acne. Our article

on page 56 shares how to help protect skin from pollution damage and keep blemishes

at bay.

As the weather gets cooler and our winter wardrobes come out of hiding, it’s the

perfect time to experiment with this season’s 90s-throwback makeup trends. From

brick-brown lips to russet eyeshadows, this iconic glam look is actually more wearable

than you might think! Check out our feature on page 96 for some of our favourite

products to achieve the 90s cool.

We also investigate the breast augmentation mammoplasty procedure, also known as

a ‘boob job’. Far from being a one-size-fits-all procedure, there are a myriad of decisions

to make and considerations to be mindful of before you take the plunge. Our guide to

breast augmentation on 86 has you covered. Want even more? Our sister site

www.AestheticAdvisor.com.au has everything you need to learn the ins and outs of all

the most popular cosmetic procedures.

We hope you enjoy reading this issue as much as we’ve enjoyed creating it for you.

Enjoy a beautiful winter!

Issue 96

May – July 2022

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Michelle Kearney

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Beauty insider

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

GET SERIOUS ABOUT YOUR

SKINCARE!

Get to know Naturally Serious

skincare. This is a brand that takes

your skin seriously so you can

glow forward and do it all, without

second-guessing what’s actually in

the products you’re using. Clinically

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ingredients, Naturally Serious

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The products are formulated

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TRINNY LONDON EXPANDS

INTO SKINCARE

After four years of incredible growth,

Trinny London is moving to the next

level: skincare.

The skincare line will be released

one category at a time, with the

first being Cleansers. The goal is to

demystify the world of skincare by

dividing it into easy-to-understand

chapters so that every individual

fully understands their skin and what

it needs.

Why start with cleansers? A

clean canvas is your first and most

important step – without a good

cleanse, the rest of your products

simply won’t work to their full

potential. Cleansers can often be

overlooked in the grand scheme of a

full routine, but it’s so important they

get the attention they deserve.

Trinny London has formulated

two luxurious, refillable cleansers

that make cleansing your face an

active ritual to look forward to. Be

Your Best Enzyme Balm Cleanser

($60) is oil-based to nourish skin

and melt away makeup, and Better

Off AHA/PHA Gel Cleanser ($50)

is formulated with liquid exfoliants

to go a little deeper and nudge

off dulling dead skin cells. Used

together or alone they leave your

skin perfectly prepped for your

next step. Stay tuned for the next

‘chapters’!

SKIN MTX WINS “NICHE

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR”

Award-winning dermatologicalgrade

skincare range SkinMTX

adds another feather to its cap. The

brand’s Advanced Reconditioning

Cream from its Dermat Series was

awarded the “Niche Product of the

Year” at the esteemed Beauty World

Middle East 2021 Awards.

Advanced Reconditioning Cream

is a remarkable protective cream

developed to target sensitive skin. It

helps shield the skin from excessive

dryness, visible redness and

irritation with its potent calming and

reparative ingredients.

SkinMTX TeloZyme Youth

Activator, a multifaceted serum

based on the Nobel prize-winning

discovery of telomeres, was also

awarded the title of 2021 Beauty

Insider Best in Anti-Ageing.

Leveraging Swiss expertise in the

field of skin treatment solutions,

SkinMTX features top-of-the-range

ingredients that deliver clinicallyproven

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The proprietary formulations

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to skin problems.

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KLORANE PARTNERS WITH

RAINFOREST RESCUE

Klorane’s major partnership with

Rainforest Rescue will help grow 50,000

trees in the Daintree Rainforest.

In an effort to sustain Australia’s

incredible biodiversity for future

generations, Klorane has partnered

with Rainforest Rescue, a not-for-profit

organisation with objectives to protect

and restore rainforests. Global warming

is a growing, serious issue and one way

to mitigate the damage and make a real

difference is to plant trees. Lots of trees.

With this partnership, Klorane helps

contribute towards all the steps that go

into propagating and growing 50,000 of

the 75,000 seedlings that will be grown by

the end of 2022. Klorane will be helping

to double up the tree output across the

nurseries with their investment, resulting

in the largest nursery the Daintree has

ever seen.

Laurent-Emmanuel Saffré, Head of

Oceania Region and CEO of Pierre

Fabre Australia says, ‘At Klorane we are

pharmacists, we are botanists, and we are

committed to the planet. And we have

been doing this for over 50 years. 2022

marks an important year as we are going

one step further in our environmental

actions by supporting Rainforest Rescue

in growing 50,000 trees in the Daintree.

It is our mission to support crucial plant

rescue and protection programs, as well

as inspiring a love of plant science in

generations to come.’

NEW BUDGET-FRIENDLY, HIGH

PERFORMING HAIR CARE

LAUNCHES IN COLES

Good hair shouldn’t cost a month’s

rent or four hours in the bathroom.

What good hair needs is high-quality

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Because everyone and every hair

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haircare. Enter, People.

People is about bringing

beautifully designed, highperforming

products to supermarket

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Beyond performance, People is

designed to ensure people with all

hair types have the confidence to

look and feel themselves. It’s clean,

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hair type.

Formulated by industry experts,

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vegan, paraben-free, SLES &

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Oh, and every single product

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CHARLOTTE TILBURY DROPS

NEW HIGH-PERFORMANCE

SKINCARE INNOVATION

Meet your superpower for

glowing skin! Charlotte’s Collagen

Superfusion Facial Oil, $100, has

been designed with breakthrough

ingredients to be non-greasy and

non-comedogenic. Combining

potent plump-effect collagen

with powerhouse plant extracts

and soothing essential oils, this

miracle elixir is like rehab for dry

skin. It soothes, smooths, hydrates

and plumps the look of skin, while

helping to calm and soothe the

senses with the transformative

power of scent.

Super-charged actives include:

Collageneer ® , a molecule extracted

from the Sweet White Lupine Seed

coatings that helps to improve the

feeling of skin elasticity and firmness

while reducing the appearance of

sagging on facial contours; Cocoyl

Hydrolysed Collagen, a powerful

plant-derived collagen to help

rehydrate the skin for a plumping,

firming effect; NanoCacao O, an

extract of cocoa beans rich in ‘feel

good’ chemicals found in chocolate

that helps to give skin a destressed

appearance by smoothing the

look of fine lines and wrinkles; and

MAXnolia O, an extract derived

from Magnolia Bark that helps to

reduce the look of redness, boost

skin hydration levels and give the

feeling of firmer, smoother, more

elastic skin.

BRAND BEHIND WORLD-FAMOUS

PINK CLAY MASK LAUNCHES

NEW SLEEP MASK

Getting your “beauty sleep” is

a cinch with Alya Skin’s new Pink

Marine Collagen Sleep Mask.

The mask, which retails for $49.95

on alyaskin.com.au and in select

pharmacies, is the ninth product in

the Alya Skin range – adding to the

brand’s impressive line-up of bestselling

products (including their

hero product, the Australian Pink

Clay Mask.)

The Pink Marine Collagen Sleep

Mask is designed to be used as a

luxurious overnight treatment that

delivers bouncy and bright skin the

very next morning. Key ingredients

include Marine Collagen, Red

Algae and Strawberry Gum. It helps

to strengthen the skin’s moisture

barrier, promote anti-ageing and

energise dull skin. The pillow-proof

formula is used as the final step in

your evening routine or can be used

as a wash-off mask, too. Wake up

with glowing skin with this incredibly

hydrating overnight mask – you can

thank us later!

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If your actions create

a legacy that inspires

others to dream

more, learn more,

do more and become

more, then, you are

an excellent leader.

Dolly

Parton

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Editorial credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com

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Editorial credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com


Learn to embrace

your own unique

beauty, celebrate

your unique gifts

with confidence.

Your imperfections

are actually a gift.

Kerry

Washington

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A girl should

be two things:

who and what

she wants.

Coco Chanel


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Editorial credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com


The most

alluring thing

a woman

can have is

confidence.

Beyoncé

Knowles

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Females are the

most beautiful,

gorgeous creatures in

the whole world. And

I think that we are

gorgeous no matter

what size we are.

Alicia Keyes


Credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com

Editorial credit: Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com

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I am not free

while any

woman is

unfree, even

when her

shackles are

very different

from my own.

Audre Lorde

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FEATURE

DIVERSITY

IN THE

BEAUTY

INDUSTRY:

How is

Australia

performing?

A NEW RESEARCH REPORT

COMMISSIONED BY ALLERGAN

AESTHETICS SAYS AUSSIES ARE

GIVING THE LOCAL BEAUTY

INDUSTRY A C+ FOR DIVERSITY.

HERE’S WHY.


different forms of beauty and

improving representation across

all aspects of societies and our everyday

lives is long overdue. As the global

beauty industry moves to make diversity

intrinsic to its offering, Allergan Aesthetic’s

‘Spectra of Beauty’ report explores

the diverse layers to Australia’s beliefs,

behaviours and influences, within the

context of beauty. The Report is the first

of its kind to highlight how our ethnicity

and cultural background, age, sexual

orientation and gender identity all have a

powerful influence on our beauty ideals.

And, most importantly, it asks the

question: How well does Australia’s beauty

industry reflect diversity?

‘It has never been more important

than now to take meaningful steps to

genuinely include and represent the true

beauty a diverse population brings,’ says

Nathalie McNeil, Associate Vice President

and General Manager, ANZ, Allergan

Aesthetics. ‘As the evolving discussion

of diversity sits front and centre, we must

recognise there is not a one-size-fitsall

approach to beauty, and the focus

must increasingly be on advocating and

supporting positive self-image, being true

to oneself and inclusivity.’

The initiative involved a national survey

of over 2,250 adults in Australia and the

findings were analysed across four aspects

of identity:

• People who identify as cisgender men

or women, or non-binary

• Age and generation – including Gen Z

(ages 18-24), Millennials (ages 25-39),

Gen X (ages 40-59), and Baby Boomers

(ages 60+)

• Ethnicity and cultural background

• Sexual orientation – including people

who identify as asexual, heterosexual,

gay, lesbian, bisexual, transexual, queer/

questioning and intersex.

1Spectra of BeautyRecognising diversity, championing

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FEATURE

HOW IS THE

BEAUTY INDUSTRY

PERFORMING ON

DIVERSITY?

Overall, the ‘Spectra of Beauty’ report

shows Australians hold a favourable

overall view of the local beauty

industry’s presentation of diversity in

media, social media and advertising,

but more work is needed.

LOOKING UNIQUE AND

CONNECTING TO CULTURAL

IDENTITY

The report demonstrates that

Australians surveyed have a strong

preference for creating authentic looks

reflecting their sense of identity, with

79% believing it has become more

acceptable to truly ‘be yourself’ in

appearance.

Overall, 45% said they try to convey

their sexual orientation through their

look; this driver was highest in the

younger groups surveyed (Gen Z - 54%;

Millennials - 49%; Gen X - 44%; and

Baby Boomers - 37%).

Interestingly, the survey found

tension when it came to embracing

cultural beauty standards or moving

against them – with a virtually equal

response to these conflicting positions

across the general population (31%

embrace; cf. move against 27%).

Approaching half (41%) of the

survey respondents felt it’s important

for people to recognise their cultural

background/ ethnicity in their ‘look’.

Women were slightly more likely to feel

pressure to adhere to their culture’s

beauty standards than men (18%

women vs. 10% men).

Overall, one in 8 (12%) stated they

are proud that their appearance

connects them to their cultural heritage.

For those with a Pacific Island or African

identification, this was most strongly

reinforced (38% and 32% respectively)

‘The deep emotional connections

we make between our beauty and

external appearance, and our internal

sense of identity, is very powerful,’

says Dr Davin Lim, Dermatologist,

Queensland. ‘Whether it’s cultural

heritage, gender or age, we as

practitioners need to be open to all

views, because everyone has different

traits they want to express. The idea

of a universal beauty type dictated

by social media seems to be shifting

to a more authentic, individualised

representation.’


PRESSURE FROM BOTH

SOCIAL AND DIGITAL

DRIVERS

Not surprisingly, given the ubiquity of

social media in our lives, alongside the

desire to look unique, a high proportion

of younger people surveyed are feeling

pressure to look good (Gen Z - 83%;

Millennials - 78%; Gen X - 56%; Baby

Boomers - 26%).

Looking through a lens of sexual

orientation, respondents identifying as

bisexual (80%), gay (71%) or lesbian (79%)

also felt pressure to look good compared

with those who identify as heterosexual

(53%). Some 43% of those identifying as

bisexual and 36% of those identifying as

lesbian, feel society expects them to look

‘a certain way’; while 27% of respondents

who identify as gay felt pressure to look

good ‘to find a partner’.

On the age front, Millennials (24%) and

Gen X (25%) surveyed were most likely to

want to look younger than they are. While

74% of all respondents felt conscious of,

or wished they could change something

about their face, younger people were

more likely than older groups to want to

improve their facial features (Gen Z - 73%

and Millennials - 73%) vs (Gen X - 62% and

Baby Boomers - 44%).

Overall, nearly three-quarters of those

surveyed would like to improve specific

aspects of their looks, primarily their

face (61%), where they were most likely

to want to improve skin quality. Those of

Vietnamese or Chinese background were

most likely to prioritise skin quality, with

57% and 42% respectively.

Just one in ten (12%) of respondents felt

being proud of how their look connects

them to their cultural heritage; those of

African, South/Latin America or Middle

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FEATURE

Eastern backgrounds were much more

likely to agree with this (32% Africa,

28% South/Latin America, 23%

Middle East).

HOW WE INVEST IN

OUR LOOKS

Given the value we place on beauty

and its connection to portraying

our genuine self, it is no surprise

the majority of Australians surveyed

(94%) engage in some form of beauty

behaviour, such as daily exercise (45%),

getting a regular haircut/colour (44%),

mani/pedis (19%), teeth whitening

(16%) and anti-wrinkle and filler

injections (10%).

The majority of those surveyed –

70% – believed non-surgical medical

aesthetic treatments are bespoke

and tailored. A similar proportion,

nearly two-thirds (63%) believed

these procedures can help people

find their identity.

The research found beauty

behaviours differ between people from

different ethnic backgrounds:

• Just over half with Middle Eastern

(54%), North American (57%), South

/Latin American (53%) background

have had wrinkle-relaxant injections,

compared with just 16% and 20% of

people with European and Asia &

Pacific ancestry, respectively.

• Up to three quarters of those with

Middle Eastern (76%), African (73%),

North American (74%), or South/

Latin American (75%) background

have undergone teeth whitening,

compared with less than half of

those with European background

(45%). This is also reflected with

non-surgical body shaping (61%

Middle Eastern, 50% South/Latin

American vs. 16% European, 20%

Asia & Pacific)

• 71% of those with South/ Latin

American or African background

had undergone laser hair removal

compared with just 24% of

Europeans.

• Nearly two-thirds (63%) of

respondents overall would tell

someone they had a nonsurgical

medical aesthetic procedure,

those with a British background

were least likely to tell someone

(44%) while those with Italian

backgrounds are most likely (76%).

Overall, an average of $50 is

spent per month on beauty products

and skincare and 5% of those

surveyed are spending more than

$200 a month. Millennials and Gen Z

have the highest average spend per

month (Millennials $69, Gen Z $67;

cf. Gen X $53, Baby Boomers $18),

supporting their heightened interest

in improving their facial features.

Ethnic background also plays a

role in spending habits, with those

from a Middle Eastern background

likely to spend close to $100 on

average per month ($94 versus those

with British ancestry who spend just

$36 per month on average).

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Spectra of Beauty


WORK STILL

TO BE DONE

The research findings show there

is still work to be done here in

Australia. On the positive side,

the ‘Spectra of Beauty’ research

confirms most Australians surveyed

– close to four out of five (79%)

– agree it has become more

acceptable to truly ‘be yourself’

when it comes to beauty.

The results are also positive

towards the representation of

beauty, with 70% of Australians

surveyed saying they like that a mix

of gender styles are being portrayed

more often.

However, when asked to rank

diversity in Australia’s beauty

industry on a scale of 1 to 10 (1

being not diverse at all and 10

extremely diverse), respondents

overall gave an average score of 6.3

– essentially a C+.

Lower scores came from those

with British (6.0), Irish (6.1), and

Scottish (6.1) descent and higher

scores from those with Japanese

(7.7), Torres Strait Islander (7.6),

Pacific Islander (7.2), Middle Eastern

(7.3), and African (7.0) heritage. Just

over two thirds of all respondents

(68%) thought the media portray

their ethnicity well, however, those

with Chinese (50%), Japanese (53%)

and Middle Eastern (54%) heritage

felt less represented, suggesting

media has some catching up to do.

The results reinforce that when it

comes to beauty, every individual is

unique with different perspectives

and perceptions. To be truly

diverse, the beauty industry needs

a full representation of all types of

individuals and members of the

community. CBM

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SKIN


SKIN CONCERN?

THERE’S A SERUM

FOR THAT!

FROM SKIN PLUMPING AND HYDRATION TO IMPROVING

PIGMENTATION AND BLEMISH-PRONE SKIN TO PROTECTING

AGAINST ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS, SERUMS HAVE

CHANGED THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT AND BUY SKINCARE.

W

hether you want to dewy

up dry skin, fight back against

ageing or keep pigmentation

and brown spots at bay, there’s a

serum designed and formulated for

just about every skin concern.

Serums have become the new

essential in any serious skincare

routine, and we now have a greater

understanding of precisely how

key ingredients interact with skin

cells. One of the benefits of these

lightweight moisturise-binding

products is that they are very specific

in what they do, whether it’s to target

pigmentation, dryness, blemishes or

wrinkles and skin laxity.

Serums are usually lighter in texture

than moisturisers, existing in water- or

oil-based products, and are able to

carry smaller molecules deeper into

the skin where they can exert the

most benefit. They are designed to

deliver specific active ingredients –

whether it’s antioxidants, hyaluronic

acid, peptides, growth factors or

botanical and marine agents – in

concentrated doses.

Depending on the ingredients,

serums can be applied in the

morning, at night, or both. When

it comes to layering your skincare

products, you should always start with

the lightest products before moving

on to the heaviest. Serums, therefore,

should always be applied before you

moisturise. A moisturiser over the top

will increase skin hydration and ‘lock

in’ the serums, helping to protect the

skin from environmental damage.

As a rule of thumb, use a serum

both morning and night as part of

your skincare routine. You might

use the same product, or switch it

up depending on the skin concern

you’re targeting. Some ingredients,

such as retinol, should only be used

at night.

For deeper penetration, try

applying your serum with a jade

or quartz roller or an at-home skin

needling roller.

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SERUMS FOR

PIGMENTATION

Hyperpigmentation affects over

80 percent of women over the age

of 25 and is rated the numbertwo

skin concern after facial

wrinkles. Research has shown that

a high concentration of Vitamin

C (in the form of L-ascorbic acid)

can significantly improve brown

spots, as well as skin-brightening

ingredients such as hydroquinone.

In the form of stabilised retinol,

Vitamin A helps surface hyper

pigmented cells to be sloughed

off more evenly and also acts as

a tyrosinase inhibitor, essentially

helping to stop overproduction of

pigment in the skin.

Vitamin B3/Niacinamide helps

prevent transfer of the melanin

pigment from the melanocyte to

the keratinocyte in the epidermis.

Kojic acid is another commonly

used ingredient in treating

pigmentation as it helps inhibit the

production of tyrosinase. AHAs

such as glycolic and lactic acid

may also be effective in helping

to control hyperpigmentation

and melasma.

2.

1.

3.


11.

10.

7.

8.

9.

4.

5.

6.

1. SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF 30ml, $233, 2. KIEHL’S Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution 30ml, $88, 3.

Image MD Restoring Power-C Serum 30ml, $199.95, 4. Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum

30ml, $95, 5. Biossance Squalane + Lactic Acid Resurfacing Night Serum 30ml, $102, 6. Skeyndor Power

C+ Antioxidant Illuminating Serum 30ml, $119, 7. Murad Vita-C Glycolic Brightening Serum, 30ml, $130, 8.

Sunday Riley C.E.O 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum 30ml, $183, 9. No7 Radiance+ 15% Vitamin C Serum,

$34.99, 10. Sisley Phyto Blanc Le Concentré 20ml, $520, 11. LAMAV Daily Vitamin C Serum 30ml, $75.

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SERUMS FOR

WRINKLES, FINE LINES

& SKIN LAXITY

SKIN

Reduce the look of fine lines and

wrinkles, sagging and sallow skin with

targeted anti-ageing serums containing

hyaluronic acid (HA), antioxidants,

vitamin complexes, alpha hydroxy acids

(AHAs) and peptides.

Serums containing retinol (Vitamin

A), L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and

collagen-stimulating peptides are great

for anti-ageing and help improve fine

lines and lax skin. Dull and combination

skin types can also benefit from

these actives.

If skincare has an OG, Vitamin A is

most certainly it. Synthetic Vitamin

A-like compounds, such as retinol, have

been shown to reduce many visible

signs of skin ageing, especially fine

lines and wrinkles. Medical research has

also documented that the use of retinol

on the skin can create new collagen

deposition, and greater proliferation

of new blood vessels and capillary

formation. Dramatic improvements have

also been observed with regard to skin

smoothness, evening of skin tone and

overall rejuvenation.

1.

2.

3.

4.

1. mesoestetic aox ferulic 30ml, $239, 2. Medik8

Crystal Retinal 3 30ml, $87, 3. WiQo Smoothing

Face Fluid 30ml, $138, 4. Ella Baché Retinol

Renewal Eye Serum 15ml, $109, 5. Jane Iredale

HydroPure Hyaluronic Acid Lip Treatment, $74, 6.

House of Immortelle Ibiza Time-Freezing Face

Serum 30ml, $89.95, 7. CALECIM Professional

Serum 5ml x 6, $498, 8. SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

30ml, $233, 9. Vanessa Megan Green Coffee &

Gotu Kola Beauty Veil Lifting Serum, $89.95, 10.

La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C10 Anti-Ageing

Serum 30ml, $71.95, 11. RoC Retinol Correxion

Deep Wrinkle Serum 30ml, $44.99, 12. SkinMTX

Fine Line Eraser Serum 30ml, $159, 13. Eminence

Organic Skin Care Marine Flower Peptide

Serum 30ml, $149, 14. No7 Laboratories Firming

Booster Serum 30ml, $61.99, 15. L’Occitane

Immortelle Overnight Reset Serum, $139, 16.

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Midnight

Serum 30ml, $59.95


5.

6.

9.

7.

8.

10.

11.

13. 14.

12.

15.

16.

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Vitamin C, in addition to reducing

the amount of free radical formation

in the skin and protecting against

pigmentation, is also heralded for its

ability to enhance the synthesis of

collagen, which helps skin maintain its

firmness and youthful plumpness.

Peptides are highly respected for

their ability to penetrate the skin

and help increase the production of

collagen and elastin. Peptides have

been shown to ‘turn on’ fibroblasts,

which are essential for building

and repairing the skin and a basic

requirement for anti-ageing success.

Vitamin B3, or niacinamide, also

deserves a shout-out. Its benefits

include increasing the natural deep

hydration levels in the skin through

increasing ceramide production;

improving the strength of the skin by

increasing production of skin barrier

proteins including keratin; improving

skin firmness and reducing the

appearance of fine lines by increasing

collagen production; improving the

immune function of the skin; reducing

excess oil production; and reducing

uneven skin tone and pigmentation.

1.

2.

3.

4.


5. 6.

7.

9.

8.

10.

11.

12.

13.

14.

15.

1. Skinstitut Retinol Serum, $49, 2. Biossance Squalane + Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum 50ml,

$104, 3. Biossance Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum 30ml, $112, 4. Dr. LeWinn’s Reversaderm Collagen

Accelerator Serum 30ml, $69.95, 5. Bioeffect EGF Serum, $210, 6. Biologi Bm Regenerate Serum

30ml, $125, 7. Peter Thomas Roth Even Smoother Glycolic Retinol Resurfacing Serum, 30ml $99, 8. Dr.

Naomi ApocaLips Lip Plumping Treatment 10ml, $89, 9. Dr Naomi Skin Smooth Criminal 35ml $119,

10. Naturally Serious Sleepover Retin-Oil Night-time Treatment, $55, 11. Jurlique Herbal Recovery

Signature Serum, 30ml $96, 12. KIEHL’S Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro Dose Serum 50ml, $118,

13. Skin Proud Bright Eye 15ml, $27.99, 14. O Cosmedics Pure Age Defiance Serum 30ml, $92, 15. IT

Cosmetics Hello Results Wrinkle-Reducing Daily Retinol Serum-in-Cream 50ml, $105

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SERUMS FOR

BLEMISH-PRONE SKIN

Acne is an inflammatory skin condition that

causes a disorder in the activity of pores.

In normal conditions, sebaceous glands

produce oil which lubricate and protect the

skin’s surface. In the case of acne, these

glands produce more oil than normal,

causing a build-up of oil, bacteria and dead

skin cells which leads to an obstruction to

the follicle. This ultimately results in the

formation of pimples and red spots.

To help congested, acneic skin, look for

formulations with lactic acid and salicylic

acid. These are chemical exfoliants that

promote faster cell turnover and unclog

pores. Vitamin B (Niacinamide) has been

shown to reduce inflammation and limit

the overproduction of sebum in oily skin

types, while AHAs/BHAs gently exfoliate to

remove build-up and unclog pores.

Retinol (Vitamin A) is also an important

acne-fighting active. It helps prevent the

cells that line the follicular canal from

sticking together and creating the solid

impactions that block the follicle, thereby

addressing the underlying mechanisms

that contribute to acne.

1. Trinny London Reveal Yourself AHA Exfoliant 75ml, $69, 2. Aesthetics Rx B Serum, $109,

3. SkinCeuticals Silymarin 30ml, $233, 4. Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment

50ml, $183, 5. Trinny London Find Your Balance BHA Exfoliant 75ml, $65

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SERUMS FOR DRY,

LACKLUSTRE SKIN

SKIN

Dry skin is a manifestation of the skin

relating to both internal and external

factors. In hydrated, glowing skin,

the epidermis (top layer) has a seal

around the cells to trap the moisture,

known as a barrier function. However,

dryness, cold and sensitising products

wreak havoc on this natural function,

so you need products to bolster your

skin’s defences. A hydrating serum

underneath your moisturiser will

penetrate deeper into the skin for

boosted hydration and brightness.

Look for hydrating proteins and

antioxidants that attract water to your

skin; serums formulated with hyaluronic

acid are heaven-sent for dehydrated

and dry skin. Ceramides, which are

lipids that help the skin retain moisture,

and squalene, a natural emollient that

locks in moisture, are also wonderful

antidotes to parched skin.

4.

1.

2.

3.

1. Boost Labs 2D-Hyaluronic Hydro

Boost Serum, $29.95, 2. Minenssey

Purifying Perfecting Serum, $58, 3.

Votary London Super Seed Serum

50ml, $150, 4. Sisley Hydra-Global

Serum 30ml, $320, 5. SkinMTX Peptide

Serum+ 7ml x 2, $84, 6. Biologique

Recherche Serum T.E.W.L 30ml, $292,

7. Dermalogica Circular Hydration

Serum 30ml, $94, 8. mesoestetic ha

densimatrix 30ml, $169, 9. Medik8

Liquid Peptides 30ml, $98, 10. Mukti

Antioxidant Facial Serum 30ml, $66.95,

11. The Secret Skincare The Serum

30ml, $130, 12. Saya Super Serum

30ml, $90, 13. Feniu Tongan Coconut

Oil 30ml, $79, 14. Susanne Kaufmann

Hyaluron Serum 30ml $228, 15.

Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Superfusion

Face Oil 30ml, $100, 16. Dr Roebuck’s

The Goldie Vitamin C Glow Drops 30ml,

$79, 17. Recreation Beauty Vibrant

Skin Oil 30ml, $96, 18. Tropicology

Avocado Revitalising Serum 50ml,

$109.95, 19. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye

Lines Hyaluronic Acid 30ml, $46

5.

8.

6.

9.

10.

11.

7.


12.

13.

14.

15.

16.

17.

18.

19.

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SERUMS FOR

ENVIRONMENTAL

PROTECTION

SKIN

Constant exposure to environmental

aggressors plays havoc on our skin.

It’s been shown that atmospheric

aggressors increase levels of oxidative

and inflammatory markers and decrease

levels of key skin proteins required for

healthy skin barrier function. In addition

to air pollution and radiation pollution,

High Energy Visible Light (HEV) – the

official name for the blue glare that

comes from phones, laptops and

tablets – is emerging as a worrisome

environmental pollutant in recent years.

HEV light makes up the blue portion

of visible light in the electromagnetic

spectrum and is a natural part of

sunlight. Unlike UVA and UVB light,

blue light is not linked to skin cancer,

but it does share UV’s potential for

accelerating free radical damage. When

exposed to free radicals, the proteins

which support the skin’s strength and

elasticity, collagen and elastin, grow

weak, which in turn gives fine lines

and wrinkles a chance to take hold.

Continuous exposure to HEV light also

impairs the skin’s protective barrier

function, a situation that can result in

inflammation and hyperpigmentation.

Thankfully, there’s now an array of range

of environmental skin shields designed

to help defend the skin against nasty

biochemical triggers. CBM

1.

1. iS CLINICAL PerfecTint Powder

SPF 40, $110, 2. Skeyndor Sun

Expertise Fresh After Sun Emulsion,

$44, 3. mesoestetic aox ferulic 30ml,

$239, 4. Dr Roebuck’s Surf Chaser

Reverse Ageing Serum, $88, 5.

SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF 30ml, $233,

6. SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic 30ml, $233,

7. SkinCeuticals Silymarin 30ml, $233

2.


5.

6. 7.

3.

4.

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Crystal Retinal

Works so fast, it

leaves retinol behind

MEDIK8 TAKES VITAMIN A TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH

CRYSTAL RETINAL, A TIME-RELEASED FORM OF VITAMIN A

THAT OFFERS PRESCRIPTION-STRENGTH RESULTS WITHOUT

THE UNWANTED SIDE EFFECTS.

Crystal Retinal, by awardwinning

cosmeceutical

brand Medki8, has redefined

topical Vitamin A skincare. The

range is formulated with stabilised

retinaldehyde (retinal for short),

a next-generation super-charged

derivative of Vitamin A. Retinal

can deliver results comparable to

prescription-strength retinol faster

and without the well-documented

side effects of flaking and redness

that can come with stronger

formulations. Plus, with its superior

stability, you can be assured of results

until the very last drop.

‘Retinaldehyde, or retinal, is a

completely different Vitamin A

molecule to retinol. That one vowel

change is small, but the difference

between retinol and retinal is quite

stark,’ says Daniel Isaacs, Director

of Research at Medik8.

‘Retinaldehyde is a relatively new

Vitamin A ingredient but still has


significant published studies proving

its efficacy; in particular, it is proven

to be 11 times faster acting than

traditional retinol.’

However, retinal is notoriously

difficult to stabilise. That’s why you

won’t find it in many other brands.

But Medik8 has developed a delicate

crystal-shaped encapsulation system

which breaks down on contact with

the skin to slowly feed it over time,

overcoming any stability struggle. This is

the closest thing to prescription-strength

retinoic acid – the biologically active

form on the skin – but you don’t need a

prescription to get your hands on it.

The crystal encapsulation system

enables the product to be time-released

throughout the night. This means

retinaldehyde is just as gentle on the

skin as retinol, but has effects similar

to prescription-strength retinoic acid.

‘The clever encapsulation system

avoids any of the well-documented

Vitamin A side effects that can come

with stronger formulations, such as

flaking and redness,’ Isaacs explains.

‘Customers who try this Crystal

Retinal seem to universally adore it;

it’s one of our bestsellers for a reason.’

Another advantage is that, unlike

many other forms of Vitamin A,

retinaldehyde has the added benefit of

having direct antibacterial properties,

making it an ideal anti-ageing

ingredient for blemish-prone skin.

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BEFORE TO AFTER

11x FASTER

Clinical-grade Vitamin A, otherwise

known as retinoic acid, is a powerful

skincare ingredient that triggers skin

rejuvenation in order to effectively

fight visible signs of ageing.

But unlike retinol, which must first

be converted to retinaldehyde and

then to retinoic acid within the skin,

Crystal Retinal only requires one

conversion to retinoic acid.

This means it can deliver results

comparable to clinical-grade Vitamin

A, up to 11x faster than classic forms

of retinol.

In a recent independent clinical study

of 33 people using Crystal Retinal 6

over 12 weeks, the findings were:

% clinically proven reduction in

20 the appearance of wrinkles

% clinically proven increase in

11 skin’s firmness

% clinically proven reduction

20 in visible hyperpigmentation

% of participants felt their

100 skin looked brighter

% felt their skin had a more

97 youthful appearance

LADDER UP: ALWAYS

PEAK, NEVER PLATEAU

Crystal Retinal is available in five

different strengths, ranging from

0.01% up to 0.2%, with the latter

only available after professional

consultation.

‘We call it the ‘Everyone Vitamin A’,

as it’s just that,’ says Isaacs. ‘If you’re

in the market for a Vitamin A, Crystal

Retinal is for you. We recommend

starting at strength 3 and working

upwards if you want to boost results.

(We only recommend strength 1 to

those who are very sensitive).


The next-gen Vitamin A

SUPERIOR ABSORPTION

Crystal Retinal has a patented time-release delivery system that

encapsulates retinaldehyde in a crystal molecular vehicle that is broken

down by the skin’s natural enzymes upon contact. This unique action

controls the release of the active to ensure that the formula remains

stable, absorption is optimised and the highly-potent formula is

distributed evenly and constantly throughout the night.

OPTIMUM HYDRATION

Featuring multi-weight hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E, Crystal Retinal

hydrates skin at every level while helping to strengthen the skin’s

barrier to keep moisture locked in.

VEGAN-FRIENDLY

In addition to being kind to the skin, Crystal Retinal is also vegan

friendly and cruelty-free. Dermatologically tested, it is free from

parabens, phthalates, sulphates and alcohol.

VIRTUALLY WEIGHTLESS

Lightweight and luxurious, Crystal Retinal’s silk-like texture sinks

effortlessly into skin to nurture and help restore the complexion.

ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES

Unlike many other forms of vitamin A, retinaldehyde boasts direct,

powerful antibacterial properties, making it the perfect anti-ageing

product for blemish-prone skin. When used over time, it helps diminish

P. acnes, the bacteria responsible for breakouts, promoting a healthylooking,

balanced complexion.

‘Go low, and go slow. Start on

an entry-level strength – 0.03%

encapsulated retinaldehyde is perfect

for those new to Vitamin A. Use twice

a week for the first 2 weeks, then once

every other night for a further 2 weeks

and then nightly application. Once

your skin has accepted the molecule

without experiencing any irritation you

can then move up to a higher strength

to maximise your results.’

With the Crystal Retinal range, the

future of anti-ageing skincare has never

looked so bright. CBM

WHERE

TO GET IT

Available at

www.medik8.com.au and

Medik8 clinics throughout

Australia

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iS Clinical

launches SPF

innovation

FORGET EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT

SPF/MAKEUP HYBRIDS. THE NEW PERFECTINT

POWDER BY iS CLINICAL PROVIDES

UNPRECEDENTED MULTILEVEL PROTECTION

WITH A HYDRATING MATTE FINISH.

By now, you’re probably well aware of

iS Clinical, a skincare line that has

quietly taken the beauty industry

by storm and become one of the most

coveted brands in the market. Used by

dermatologists and skin professionals and

adored by many an A-lister, this brand is

backed by hard science, delivering highly

effective, clinically validated skincare

products that offer dramatic improvements

to specific skin concerns.

iS Clinical’s skincare ethos involves four

steps: cleanse, treat, hydrate and protect,

and the range offers products in each of

these categories for a variety of specific

skin types. Every option in the iS Clinical

collection offers pure, pharmaceuticalgrade

botanicals combined into powerful

formulas, designed to promote healthy

skin function at a cellular level.


So, it’s little wonder that their new

product PerfecTint Powder SPF 40 has

us excited. Available in five tints to

match every skin tone, PerfecTint Powder

provides silky, broad spectrum coverage

and free radical protection to help

protect skin against the visible signs

of photoageing .

PERFECTINT POWDER:

THE NEW SKIN

PROTECTANT

PerfecTint Powder’s unique fomulation

provides superior hydration while

minimising the appearance of pores and

absorbing surface oil to create a flawless

matte finish. It features iS Clinical’s

botanical antioxidant Extremozyme ®

technology, which is clinically proven to

help protect DNA from environmental

stressors while providing penetrating

hydration even in powder form. It’s ideal

to use as the last step in your skincare or

makeup regimen as well as on the go –

excellent for sports, face, neck, decollete,

scalp, you name it!

One of the brand’s fundamental points

of difference is its independent clinical

studies on the final formulations of its

products, and PerfecTint Powder is no

different. In a 2020 study*, the ability

of PerfecTint Powder SPF 40 to protect

the skin from the harmful effects of

environmental exposure and pollution was

evaluated using diesel particulate matter

with a particle size below 0.18 um. This

small pollution particle damages even the

smallest subunits of skin at both cellular

and subcellular levels and increases skin

ageing. The authors note particle sizes

of below 2.5 um are small enough to

penetrate even into pores and between

cells and cause far-reaching skin damage.

The study found that application of

PerfecTint Powder SPF 40 protects against

damage caused by pollution. Specifically,

the authors stated the following benefits:

• Very strong antioxidant effects/oxidative

stress protection/free radical protection

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THE STUDY FOUND THAT

PERFECTINT POWDER LESSENS

PIGMENTATION INDUCED

BY OXIDATIVE DAMAGE AND

POLLUTION.

SKIN

• Very strong anti-inflammatory protection

• Cytoprotective effects, especially when skin

is exposed to environmental stressors

• Strengthens the epidermal barrier

• Regenerative and cellular renewal effects

• Inhibits melanogenesis and lessens

pigmentation induced by oxidative damage

and pollution (in addition to SPF effects

which are also active here)

• Wound-healing effects

• Strong hydration effects

• Anti-ageing effects

• Additional benefits resulting from solar

protection (SPF effects)

KEY INGREDIENTS

Key ingredients of iS CLINICAL PerfecTint

Powder SPF 40 include:

• Zinc Oxide 25%, a safe, physical

boad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen

ingredient which provides a physical

barrier to reflect and absorb UV

radiation;

• Calcium Sodium Borosilicate 5%,

which provides light-diffusing properties

that enhance skin protection against

High-Energy Visible (HEV) light

damage, such as blue light pollution;

• Hydroxyapatite 5%, which enhances

UVA/UVB protection while

providing defence against wrinkles and

photoageing;

• Lycopodium Clavatum 1%, which helps

improve skin hydration levels from

the epidermis to the dermal-epidermal

junction (DEJ); and

• Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract

(Extremozyme) 1%, which optimises

and reinforces collagen synthesis and

moisture absorption in the skin. CBM

* Study performed at Genemarkers, LLC.

Study summarised by Charlene DeHaven

MD, Clinical Director, Innovative Skincare.


The new way to

protect skin:

PERFECTINT

POWDER SPF 40

Provides unprecedented multilevel

broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection

Strong free radical protection with

specially formulated antioxidants

DNA protective with

Extremozyme ® technology

Environmental protection

Unique formulation providing

superior hydration

Supports skin barrier function

Improved skin response to stress

Botanically based, non-irritating,

non-allergenic

5 tints to match every skin tone

Great for all skin types, all ages

Paraben-free

Easy to use powder brush –

just twist and sweep over skin

WHERE TO BUY

PerfecTint Powder SPF 40, RRP $110. Head to www.

isclinical.com.au for a list of authorised clinics and

retailers in Australia and New Zealand.

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FEATURE


WHY

POLLUTION

COULD BE

CAUSING

YOUR ACNE

– AND

HOW TO

PREVENT IT

MOVE OVER

HORMONES,

GENETICS, DIET

AND STRESS – AIR

POLLUTION IS ONE OF

THE MOST COMMON

CAUSES OF ADULT

ACNE. HERE’S HOW TO

HELP PROTECT SKIN

FROM POLLUTION

DAMAGE. WORDS BY

NATASHA BOUGARD ON

BEHALF OF TANOLOGIST.

We know that keeping

our skin cleansed

and moisturised is

key to keeping our

complexion clear. But it’s not just

about what we do – loads of outside

factors can affect our skin and

cause acne.

The weather can mess with our

complexions. We often end up with

red, irritated skin in the winter. UV

rays from the sun are the biggest

cause of skin ageing and can make

our skin oilier in the summer. But did

you know pollution can affect your

skin, too?

Here, we’ll cover how air pollution

can cause that dreaded acne and

how you can stop it in its tracks.

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FEATURE

HOW DOES

POLLUTION AFFECT

ACNE?

Air pollution releases small

particles of gases, including carbon

monoxide, sulphur dioxide and

nitrogen, in the air. We know these

gases are dangerous to breathe in,

but they can also wreak havoc when

they land on our faces.

Pollution manifests itself as debris

and dust, and this physical dirt is bad

news for clear complexions. When

this muck lands on your face, it can

clog your pores, which leads to acne.

If that wasn’t bad enough,

pollution causes free radical

damage, and this can make your skin

age faster. It’s bad news all around

if your goal is to keep your skin

smooth and youthful.

HOW CAN YOU

COMBAT POLLUTION

ACNE?

Air pollution is worse in city and

town centres because traffic

congestion contributes to it. But if

you’re not a countryside girl or boy,

fear not – you don’t have to commit

to a new rural life to keep your skin

crystal clear!

LOOK AFTER YOUR

SKIN BARRIER

When it comes to fighting acne,

we’re often guilty of waging war

on our skin with harsh ingredients

instead of playing nice with it. And

while using proven acne-fighting

ingredients like salicylic acid and

benzoyl peroxide can definitely ease

and prevent acne, we shouldn’t be

going too hard with them.

If you use them too much, these

acne-fighters can damage your skin


arrier. This is the first line of

defence for your skin, and keeping

it happy means your skin will stay

clear, soft and smooth. Pollution

also damages your skin barrier, so

the last thing you need is to weaken

it even further.

Adding ingredients that make up

your skin’s barrier is a sure-fire way

to keep it healthy. Ceramides and

lipids make up most of it, so look for

cleansers, serums and moisturisers

with these ingredients – they’ll help

build up that essential defence.

Niacinamide can help to soothe your

skin barrier (and, as a bonus, can

make your pores look smaller!), while

antioxidants will help fight off that

free radical damage.

If you don’t look after your skin

barrier, you’ll never get that glowing,

clear complexion of your dreams.

CLEANSE… AND

CLEANSE AGAIN

If you live, study or work in a city, it’s

hard to avoid pollution. We know

you’ll be working that cleanser in

extra hard, but did you know that just

one cleanse doesn’t do the job?

More than just a TikTok trend,

double cleansing is a guaranteed

way to get every last bit of makeup

and grime off your skin. If you aren’t

cleansing your skin properly, muck

and makeup build up – that’s a

recipe for acne.

First, you want to use a cleansing

oil or balm. Micellar water is also

good for getting makeup off, and

it is an easy replacement if you use

makeup wipes at the minute. This

step will clean the surface of your

skin and get rid of most of what’s on

it. The second cleanse, which is your

usual water-based cleanser, will wash

away anything left over, as well as

getting into your pores to clean out

some of the nasties that have made

their way in.

DITCH THE

PORE-CLOGGERS

Because pollution particles can

make their way into your pores, the

last thing you need is more poreclogging

– AKA comedogenic –

ingredients. If you’re loading your

skin with comedogenic products,

even double cleansing might not be

able to fully clean out your pores.

These ingredients can be found

in a lot of the products we put on

our face, from makeup to self-tan,

and even our skincare! But making

some clever swaps will help you keep

your skin as clear as possible, which

will make fighting pollution pimples

much easier.

When it comes to skincare, steer

clear of products that contain

ingredients like coconut oil, cocoa

butter and cetyl alcohol. Instead,

stick to lighter hydrating ingredients

like hyaluronic acid.

A lot of makeup products like

primers and foundation are now

formulated with skincare ingredients,

meaning they’ll enrich your skin

while you glam up. And if you love

a year-round bronzed glow, switch

from pigmented facial tan to clear

tan drops, such as Tanologist’s Face

+ Body Tanning Drops – the pigment

in traditional self-tanners can clog

pores, so eliminating that will help

you to keep your skin clear.

When it comes to keeping acne at

bay, it can be hard to stay on top of

all the things that can cause it. Many

of us might not have known that

pollution can cause or worsen it. But

now that you do, you’ll be able to

confidently help prevent it! CBM

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SKIN

SkinMTX ®

wins

Niche Product

of the Year

SKINMTX ® CONTINUES TO BREAK NEW

GROUND WITH ITS AWARD-WINNING

SKINCARE PRODUCTS AND KEY ACTIVE

INGREDIENT TECHNOLOGY.

Award-winning SkinMTX ® is

continuing its reign as one of the

most cutting-edge skincare brands

on the market. Its latest accolade

is winning the “Niche Product of

the Year” at the Beauty World

Middle East 2021 Awards.

The winning product, Advanced

Reconditioning Cream, is a

protective cream that is specially

formulated to help aid in the

recovery of the skin barrier after

harsh aesthetic procedures.

It helps protect the skin from

excessive dryness, visible

redness and irritations with its

potent calming and reparative

ingredients.

Designed to create an

optimum environment to help

skin recuperate, the complex of

ceramide and Bisabolol provides a

protective “second skin”, shielding

the underlying skin from external

aggressors while it helps the

skin rebuild its moisture barrier.

Concurrently, a synergistic blend

of skin-restoring actives promotes

a healthy-looking complexion,

bringing forth optimal skin recovery

that results in a renewed, pristinelooking

appearance.

SkinMTX ® Advanced

Reconditioning Cream is part of

the Dermat Series, recommended

for post-laser and post-surgical

procedures to help accelerate

the skin’s natural healing process

and help maximise outcomes of

aesthetic procedures.


BREAKING BARRIERS

SkinMTX ® is experienced on the

awards circuit. In 2021, one of its hero

products and signature technologies,

TeloZyme Youth Activator, was

awarded the 2021 Beauty Insider

Award – Best in Anti-Aging title.

The product is a revolutionary

multifaceted serum based on the

Nobel-prize winning discovery of

telomeres and how the deterioration

of this part of the DNA structure

accelerates cell ageing. This groundbreaking

innovation is specially

formulated to target the integrity of

telomeres for younger-looking skin.

Other signature technologies

include Intense RejuvorA Cream,

a Vitamin A complex with a unique

encapsulation system to effectively

deliver retinol into the skin without

causing sensitivity or irritation, and

Peptide Serum+, a skin-rejuvenating

booster that offers visible age-reversal

benefits by helping to reboot in 3

ways: physical barrier, chemical barrier

and the hydra memory function.

SKINMTX ® ADVANCED RECONDITIONING

CREAM KEY INGREDIENTS:

Rebarrier

• Helps with reconstitution of

the skin barrier

• Provides proper hydration

and optimal skin comfort

• Combines Bisabolol and

ceramides to produce a

synergistic effect

Colla-Protect

• Helps plump the complexion

and increase skin firmness

• Helps protect skin from

UVA-induced damage,

thus aiding in the

prevention of visible signs

of photoageing

Phytocalm-7

• A synergy of 7

natural plant extracts

for a maximum

anti-irritation effect

• Has a skin-soothing effect

and helps reinforce skin

barrier function

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THE SKINMTX ®

STORY

SKIN

Developed in Switzerland, SkinMTX ®

has been innovating skincare for

more than two decades, and now it’s

Australia’s turn to enjoy this remarkable

skincare range.

SkinMTX ® is a dermatologicalgrade

skincare brand trusted by

dermatologists, aesthetic doctors and

medi-spas around the world.

SkinMTX ® formulations are built

around research-proven actives that

deliver optimal efficacy to help ensure

the benefits reach the depth of the

skin and deliver visible improvements

to common skin concerns. The range

includes in-clinic and home-care for

Aesthetic Dermatology (Dermat), Anti-

Ageing, Anti-Acne, Skin Brightening

(Pigmentation) and Special Care lines.

DERMATOLOGICAL-GRADE

AT-HOME SKIN SOLUTIONS

SkinMTX Anti-Ageing

SkinMTX ® Anti-Ageing activates the

skin’s restorative ability to help preserve

a youthful-looking, vibrant appearance.

The range features the signature active,

Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, which is clinically

proven to minimise the appearance of

fine lines and wrinkles caused by repeated

facial contractions. It also features the

revolutionary TeloZyme Complex TM , based

on the Nobel Prize-winning discovery that

the ageing process is linked to telomeres.

The Anti-Ageing range includes:

Telozyme Youth Activator, TeloLift Neck

Cream, Fine Line Eraser Serum, Ultimate

Fine Line Eraser.


SkinMTX Brightening

SkinMTX ® Brightening helps minimise

the appearance of pigmentation, dark

spots and scars for visibly luminous skin.

The range features key active Alpha-

Arbutin, which has been proven to have

high efficacy and stability, and a similar

brightening effect as hydroquinone

(considered the gold standard for

hyperpigmentation treatment) without the

toxicity and irritation.

The Brightening range includes: Alpha

Optimal Brightener, Alpha Illuminator,

Radiance Cleansing Wash, Lumi

Cleansing Milk.

SkinMTX Anti-Acne

SkinMTX ® Anti-Acne purifies skin for refined

clarity and long-lasting matteness. The

range is formulated to help clear congested

complexions, and to help treat and minimise

the appearance of blemishes. The highpotency

products are designed to help

unclog pores and blackheads, gently cleanse

and resurface skin and promote a radiant,

shine-free complexion.

The Anti-Acne range includes: Comedone

Acti-Clear Lotion, Acti-Pure Cleansing Gel,

Acti-Matte Concentrate.

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SkinMTX Special Care

SKIN

SkinMTX ® Special Care is a special

repertoire of products to achieve a

rigorous regimen for youthful-looking

skin. It features patented key actives such

as BioRenew Peptide, PhytoActive+

and ActiMarine Hydrator in the Peptide

Serum+, an intense rejuvenating booster

that is inspired by biomimetic-technology.

The range also includes signature product,

Intense RejuvorA Cream, a unique and

vastly improved form of retinol complex

that is powered by a revolutionary triple

encapsulation technology.

The Special Care range includes: Peptide

Serum+, Intense RejuvorA Cream, Potent

Eye Concentrate, Potent C, Supreme

Eye Brightening Gel, Mineral-Rich Body

Moisturizer, 3 in 1 Matt Tinted Protector,

Skin Brightening Day Protector, Smart

Shield Protector.


SkinMTX Dermat

SkinMTX ® Dermat is designed to meet the

continued increase in demand for aesthetic

procedures by providing essential and effective

post-procedure care. It is formulated to help

maximise the treatment outcome, optimise the

recovery process, minimise risks of infection and

scarring while providing comfort from tenderness

and signs of irritation.

The Dermat range includes: Delicate Cleansing

Mousse, Hydrating Mist, Advanced Restorative

Serum, Advanced Reconditioning Cream.

WHERE TO GET IT

Available at SkinMTX ® clinics nationwide and at

skinmtx.com.au @skinmtx.australia

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HYDRAFACIAL

partners with

MURAD for

the ultimate

anti-ageing facial

HYDRAFACIAL AND MURAD HAVE TEAMED UP

TO CREATE THE MURAD RETINOL BOOSTER FOR

HYDRAFACIAL. WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, MEET

THE DREAM TEAM.

HydraFacial, the next-gen

skin rejuvenation treat that

has taken the beauty world

by storm, just got personal. Made

especially for HydraFacial, the Murad

Retinol Booster can be added to

HydraFacial treatments for targeted

treatment of wrinkles and age-related

skin concerns, accelerating the skin’s

surface renewal and promoting a more

radiant complexion.

The Retinol Booster boasts Retinol

Tri-Active Technology (a fast-acting

retinoid, time-released retinol and

a retinol booster all in one) to help

combat fine lines and wrinkles,

uneven skin tone and loss of radiance.

The serum also includes micronised

collagen peptides to promote an

immediate increase in hydration and

to help skin hold more water for a

firmer, more dewy appearance.

RETINOL: THE GOLD

STANDARD ANTI-

AGEING INGREDIENT

Vitamin A is arguably the singlemost

important ingredient to

prevent, restore, normalise and

help repair damaged skin. It helps

smooth wrinkles and fine lines, while

increasing skin hydration and collagen

production. It evens out skin texture

at the same time as increasing skin

thickness and improving its elasticity.

Since our bodies do not make

Vitamin A, our skin becomes deficient

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over time. In particular, the sun depletes

the skin of Vitamin A and this is one of

the reasons those who super-expose their

skin to sun damage age faster than those

who do not (and another reason to always

use broad-spectrum SPF every single day,

rain, hail or shine).

Retinol, a Vitamin A derivative, acts

as an antioxidant and neutralises the

free radicals that result from exposure

to ultraviolet light. In addition, regular

application of retinol increases cellular

turnover, stimulating a thickening of the

epidermis and promoting the removal of

excess pigment.

Medical research has also documented

that the use of retinol on the skin can

create new collagen deposition, and

greater proliferation of new blood vessels

and capillary formation. Dramatic

improvements have also been observed

with regard to skin smoothness, evening

of skin tone and overall skin rejuvenation.

HYDRAFACIAL: THE

NEXT-LEVEL SKIN

TREATMENT

Creating a brand-new category in

skin health and beauty, HydraFacial

is an in-clinic treatment that uses a

unique delivery system to cleanse,

extract and hydrate.

The system uses the brand’s patented

hydradermabrasion technology and super

serums that are made with nourishing

ingredients, providing an immediate

outcome and creating an instantly

gratifying glow in just three steps and

30 minutes, with no downtime

or discomfort.

Each HydraFacial treatment (fast

fact: there’s a HydraFacial treatment

performed every 10 seconds somewhere

around the world) uses the same

multi-step treatment process to

guarantee consistent, noticeable skin

revitalisation. The three steps involved

work together to elevate good results to

exceptional results.

The first step is the Cleanse + Peel,

which involves a deep cleanse and gentle

exfoliation and resurfacing to uncover

a new layer of skin. The second step

is Extract + Hydrate, which includes

a painless vortex extraction device

that removes debris from your pores

while delivering intense moisturisers

that nourish skin. The last step is

Fuse + Protect, which is an infusion

of hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and

vitamins that work to restore, plump and

hydrate the complexion.

Suitable for all skin types, HydraFacial

improves the appearance of fine lines,

wrinkles, congested and enlarged

pores, oily or acne prone skin,

hyperpigmentation and brown spots.

And now with the added

personalisation of the exclusive Murad

Retinol Booster, the youth-boosting

results of HydraFacial set a new standard

for high-performance skin treatments.

Take your HydraFacial results to the next

level and get set for the best skin of your

life! CBM

HYDRAFACIAL IMPROVES THE APPEARANCE

OF FINE LINES, WRINKLES, CONGESTED AND

ENLARGED PORES, OILY OR ACNE PRONE SKIN,

HYPERPIGMENTATION AND BROWN SPOTS.


MURAD

Retinol

Booster for

HYDRAFACIAL

MADE FOR

HYDRAFACIAL

BENEFITS

First retinol-based booster developed

for HydraFacial devices

Accelerates skin’s surface renewal and

instantly plumps to minimise the look of

wrinkles, evens out skin tone and

boosts radiance

Rapid renewal while being gentle

on skin

Plumps skin’s surface

Exfoliates and smooths

WHERE TO GET IT

To find a HydraFacial practitioner in your area,

visit www.likeyourlook.com.au

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FEATURE

The EPIC

EVOLUTION

of the

EYEBROW

PLUCK ME! AFTER A GOOD 10-YEAR RUN, BUSHY

BROWS ARE BOWING OUT WHILE THIN BROWS ARE

MAKING THEIR CYCLICAL COMEBACK. IN HONOUR

OF THE SKINNY BROW REVIVAL, WE LOOK AT

EYEBROW TRENDS THROUGH THE DECADES.


credit: Ga Fullner / Shutterstock.com

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FEATURE

1920s

PENCIL-THIN & DOWNTURNED

CLARA BOW


1930s

PENCIL-THIN & ROUND

MARLENE DIETRICH

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FEATURE

1940s

FULL & NATURAL

ELIZABETH TAYLOR

1950s

FULL & GROOMED

MARILYN MONROE


1960s

THICK & STRAIGHT

AUDREY HEPBURN

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FEATURE

1970s

THIN & ARCHED

DIANA ROSS

1980s

BUSHY & NATURAL

BROOKE SHIELDS


1990s

THIN & ARCHED

KATE MOSS

Credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com

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Credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com

FEATURE

2000s

PENCIL-THIN & ARCHED

CHRISTINA AGUILERA

2010s

THICK & BOLD

CARA DELEVINGNE


Credit: Shutterstock.com

NOW

SKINNY EYEBROWS –

RETURN OF THE 90S

BELLA HADID

Credit: Shutterstock.com

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FEATURE

THE

SECRET’S

OUT:

HOW

JENNIFER

ANISTON

GETS HER

GLOW

JENNIFER ANISTON IS

TEAMING UP WITH LEADING

WELLNESS BRAND, VITAL

PROTEINS, TO INSPIRE US

ALL TO LEAD HEALTHY

AND VIBRANT LIVES (WITH

INCREDIBLE SKIN).


Jennifer Aniston is the OG of

simple, wholesome wellness,

oozing vitality and health with

that famous glowing skin and shiny

hair. Yes, she meditates, journals and

never misses a workout, but there’s

another lesser-known step to her

beauty regimen that’s finally out of

the bag: collagen.

Aniston, a long-time user of Vital

Proteins collagen supplements,

is now the brand’s Chief Creative

Officer – and she’s ready to share her

secrets to looking and feeling great.

‘Collagen is the glue that holds

everything together. I’ve always been

an advocate for nourishing your

wellness from within, which is why I

started using Vital Proteins so many

years ago,’ Aniston says. ‘Now to

have the opportunity to be a part

of the brand in a bigger way, as

Chief Creative Officer, is very

exciting to me.’

Aniston has been using Vital

Proteins for around six years now

— well before the brand became

a fixture on social feeds. She

incorporates Vital Proteins products

to stay on track with her wellness

goals, and has also noticed a glow

from within and an improvement in

how she looks and feels since adding

collagen to her daily routine.

Collagen is the body’s most

abundant protein and helps to

support hair, skin, nail, bone and

joint health. As we grow older,

however, our body’s natural collagen

production begins to decline.

That’s where collagen supplements

come in.

‘Our strength starts from within, so

I choose good nutrition and the right

supplements to start off my day,’ says

Aniston. ‘My go-to collagen routine

is adding Vital Proteins Collagen

Peptides in my morning cup of coffee

or smoothie – it’s so easy to use.’

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FEATURE

DO

COLLAGEN

POWDERS

REALLY

WORK?

Collagen is the vital building block

of our bodies. It represents almost

30 percent of all human protein

content. It is one of the most

abundant substances, second

only to water.

Collagen plays an essential role in

the health of your skin, bones and

connective tissues, keeping joints

strong, making skin elastic and

helping protect your organs, as well

as many other functions.

Collagen is composed of three

chains, wound together in a tight

triple helix (like a hair braid). Each

chain is composed of amino acids —

predominantly, glycine, proline and

hydroxyproline. This very specific

composition of amino acids makes

collagen a unique type of protein.

The body becomes less efficient

at producing collagen as we age.

According to an article for the

Cleveland Clinic, a world-leading

hospital, we start losing collagen in

our 20s. By the age of 40, we’re likely

to lose about 1% of bodily collagen

per year, and menopause speeds

up that loss, which contributes

to wrinkles and lackluster skin,

stiff joints, worn-down cartilage

and decreased muscle mass.

This is where collagen nutrition

supplements can be beneficial.

Collagen nutrition products can

boost a youthful appearance – in

fact, studies show that collagen

peptides may actually slow signs

of ageing by keeping the skin

hydrated, which is key to helping

prevent wrinkle formation. They are

also known to promote hair and nail

health, and support healthy bones,

tendons, ligaments and joints,

enabling us to lead healthy, more

active lives for longer.

Though we may not all have

won Jennifer Aniston’s genetic

lottery, collagen peptides can

help our body replace lost collagen

and in turn help to combat some

of the internal and external signs

of ageing.

While more research is needed

for a complete scientific consensus

on the benefits of collagen

supplements, if it’s good enough

for age-defying Jen, who are we to

disagree?! CBM


VITAL PROTEINS

LAUNCHES IN

AUSTRALIA

VITAL PROTEINS was founded in 2013 by Kurt Seidensticker

on the belief that collagen nutrition is an important part

of maintaining overall health. In just eight years, VITAL

PROTEINS has become the leading collagen brand in

America, creating a movement that excites consumers to take

control of their wellness journey. VITAL PROTEINS products

contain high-quality bovine or marine collagen sources,

offering collagen-based nutrition that promotes overall

wellness from the inside out.

Launching in Australia with five collagen products, the

VITAL PROTEINS range includes its best-selling Collagen

Peptides Powder ($39.95), Marine Collagen Peptide Powder

($52.95) and Collagen Creamer, in Vanilla or Coconut ($39.95)

COLLAGEN NUTRITION

PRODUCTS CAN BOOST A

YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE

– IN FACT, STUDIES

SHOW THAT COLLAGEN

PEPTIDES MAY ACTUALLY

SLOW SIGNS OF AGEING

BY KEEPING THE SKIN

HYDRATED.

VITAL PROTEINS is available in Australia exclusively instore

in Priceline Pharmacy.

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FEATURE

VIKTOR&ROLF

LAUNCHES

FLOWERBOMB

RUBY ORCHID

VIKTOR&ROLF HAVE DROPPED THEIR MOST

EXTRAVAGANT SCENT YET – FLOWERBOMB

RUBY ORCHID, THE NEWEST AND BOLDEST

ADDITION TO THE ICONIC FLOWERBOMB

FRAGRANCE RANGE.

Inspired by the theatre, flamboyance

and sensuality of burlesque,

avant-garde luxury fashion

house Viktor&Rolf have unleashed

Flowerbomb Ruby Orchid. This fruity

floral gourmand fragrance blends ruby

orchid flower, juicy peach and red vanilla

bean to create a magnetic floral fantasia.

Made for those who take centre

stage, Flowerbomb Ruby Orchid is a

bold yet extremely wearable fragrance

– confident, glamorous and just slightly

provocative. This is destined to be a

show-stopper.

Viktor&Rolf approach olfactory

development in the same way as their

fashion: with meticulous technical

refinement, continuously evolving

their scents and bringing them to

new, unparalleled heights. Launched

in 2005, Flowerbomb is the iconic,

transformative fragrance that, with its


WEARING FLOWERBOMB

RUBY ORCHID, YOU’LL FEEL LIKE

ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE.

profusion of flowers, has the power to

make everything seem more positive.

With Flowerbomb, Viktor&Rolf aspired to

create an innovative olfactory experience;

a modern-day flower power exuding an

air of opulence, with rich yet meticulously

layered notes, leaving a remarkable trail.

‘This is really a new chapter in the

Flowerbomb story. Ruby Orchid is a very

feminine, erotic version of Flowerbomb,’

says the Dutch fashion house.

A MORE CAPTIVATING,

CARNAL ITERATION OF

FLOWERBOMB

Created in chorus by Viktor&Rolf and

three esteemed perfumers, Flowerbomb

Ruby Orchid pairs orchid and vanilla

accords — a voluptuous, rich Ruby

Orchid Flower accord and an intensely

sensual and opulent Red Foxy Vanilla

Bean accord.

The Ruby Flower Orchid accord —

the femme fatale of orchids, with its

intensely dark red flowers — is known for

its ambery, creamy scent, leading away

from Flowerbomb’s original luminous and

fresh character to something more suave

and carnal. The Red Foxy Vanilla Bean

accord brings additional intensity. This

is the first time both orchid and vanilla

accords have been used in a single

Viktor&Rolf perfume.

Vine Peach accord and several other

red fruit notes contribute to the lingering

sense of pleasure and accentuate the

fragrance’s crimson memo.

Be the star of the show with this

captivating, rich and incredibly alluring

combination of sweet fruit-floral notes.

Wearing Flowerbomb Ruby Orchid, you’ll

feel like anything’s possible. CBM

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COSMETIC ENHANCEMENT

Your guide to

BREAST

AUGMENTATION

BREAST IMPLANT SURGERY IS NOT A CASE OF ONE SIZE

FITS ALL. WE LOOK AT THE ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF

CHOOSING THE RIGHT BREAST IMPLANT FOR YOU.

Breasts are beautiful in all shapes and

sizes, but if your breasts are sagging,

flat, asymmetrical or lacking the volume

and shape you desire, you’re not alone.

It’s estimated some 20,000 Australians

undergo breast implant surgery every year.

Some women seek implant surgery

to correct congenital or developmental

anatomical abnormalities, while others

are striving to repair the toll of age or

breastfeeding by restoring their breasts

to a more youthful and upright position.

Other women simply want to have a larger

size bust, which is more proportionate

to their overall body size. Implants may

also be required to reconstruct a damaged

or missing breast, from injury, illness or

mastectomy. There are countless reasons

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COSMETIC ENHANCEMENT

each one has unique importance to

the individual.

If you’re considering breast

implants, it’s important to know

these are not lifetime devices and

need to be replaced after around

10-15 years in many cases.

Careful discussion of your

expectations and concerns with

your chosen surgeon, along with

planning and assessment, can help

to achieve a successful outcome and

natural-looking results. You should

thoroughly discuss your goals and

motivations with a surgeon you trust

and with whom you feel comfortable.

Listening to your surgeon’s

feedback and advice, and seeking a

second professional opinion, will go

a long way in ensuring expectations

and motivations are realistic.

Satisfaction with breast augmentation

results ultimately depends on your

understanding of the capabilities and

limitations of the procedure.

IMPLANT

SHAPE

Choosing the right implant is

dependent on your existing breast

size, shape, symmetry and projection,

body type, and your personal

preferences. There is no one breast

implant shape that is best for

everyone. Your surgeon is the best

resource for determining what

breast implant is best for you and

your body type.

ROUND IMPLANTS

Round implants are circular with an

even projection of volume. They are

a good choice for those who want

more fullness in the upper part of

the breast and tend to give greater

cleavage. Many surgeons agree that

round implants are typically the best

choice for those patients with wellshaped

natural breasts who desire a

straightforward breast enhancement.

TEARDROP IMPLANTS

Teardrop, or anatomical, implants

more closely resemble the natural

shape of a breast, gradually sloping

downwards to produce an attractive

straight line from the collarbone to

the nipple. Teardrop implants tend

not to be as full as round implants but

because they are fuller in the lower

half they can also provide greater

projection in proportion to the size

of the base, making them particularly

suitable for women with little natural

breast tissue. Mild elevation of the

breast and the nipple can also be

achieved, making them particularly

suitable for women who have mild

droopy or tuberous breasts.


CAREFUL DISCUSSION OF YOUR EXPECTATIONS AND

CONCERNS WITH YOUR CHOSEN SURGEON, ALONG WITH

PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT, CAN HELP TO ACHIEVE A

SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME AND NATURAL-LOOKING RESULTS.

IMPLANT SIZE

Breast implant sizes are designated by their

volume, typically ranging from 90 to 900 cubic

centimetres (cc), or by their weight. One gram

of silicone is equivalent to slightly less than

1ml (1cc). The higher the number, the larger

the implant. They are also made with different

diameter bases to suit different widths of chest

wall and with low to high profiles (amount

of forward projection). For this reason, each

manufacturer produces a number of ‘styles’.

It’s important to take your natural breast

width into consideration. Your surgeon will

measure the base diameter of your chest to

determine the ideal width of implant. If the

implant is too wide for your chest, you may get

‘webbing’ between your breasts (symmastia)

or too much ‘side boob’. If the implant is too

narrow, it will not fill the chest appropriately

and be difficult to create a shapely cleavage.

The choice of implant projection is to a large

extent a personal one. A woman with adequate

breast tissue and a shape she is happy with

may opt for a low-profile implant that will

simply increase the size of her breasts.

Another patient seeking to create cleavage, or

a patient with some degree of sag, may prefer

a high-profile implant that can help achieve

these results.

Your surgeon will take into consideration

the width of your chest and breast tissue and

advise you on the most suitable implant size

and style for your individual anatomy.

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COSMETIC ENHANCEMENT

SILICONE

vs SALINE

Saline and silicone breast implants both

have an outer silicone shell; however

they differ in material, consistency

and techniques used for placement.

Both types of implants have their own

advantages and risks.

Silicone gel-filled implants are by

far the most common in Australia.

Silicone implants contain a cohesive

gel, designed to mimic real breast

tissue. It has a slightly firm, non-runny

consistency, which can give a more

natural feel. As the gel is not liquid,

the risk of dispersal if the implant

ruptures is minimised. It also typically

maintains its shape better than a saline

implant, especially in the upper part of

the implant.

Saline-filled implants use a medicalgrade

saltwater solution, which makes

the implant feel like a water-bed. This

can be controlled to an extent by the

volume of fill in the implant. If implant

rupture occurs, the saline is absorbed

by the body. However, saline implants

feel firmer than silicone implants and

have a higher risk of visible folds

and ripples.


SMOOTH vs TEXTURED

Implant shells can be smooth or textured. Smooth-shelled implants are easy to

insert and may make the breast move and feel more natural than a textured shell

in certain patients. However, they have increased risk of capsular contracture

(hardening of the breast), which is a common reason for re-operation.

Textured implants have a thicker shell and the very nature of their surface

means they can grab onto and adhere to the surrounding tissue, causing less

friction between the implant and breast pocket and therefore helping to reduce

the risk of capsular contracture. Many surgeons also believe it offers them

greater control over the ultimate shape of the breast.

INCISION SITE

The three main incision options are the

inframammary crease (under the breast

where it meets the chest), periareolar

(around the nipple) and transaxillary

(inside the armpit).

INFRAMAMMARY

The inframammary incision is by far

the most common breast augmentation

incision used today, made in the

crease under the breast close to the

inframammary fold. The surgeon

creates a pocket for the breast implant,

which is slid up through the incision,

then positioned behind the nipple.

This incision offers the best exposure

for visualisation and allows the implant

to be placed over, partially under or

completely under the chest wall muscle.

The scar is hidden in the crease under

the breast.

PERIAREOLAR

For the periareolar incision, an incision

is made just beyond the areola, which is

the darker area of skin surrounding the

nipple. The incision should be made

at the very edge of the areola where

the dark tissue meets the lighter breast

tissue, which makes the scar least visible.

Similar to the inframammary

incision, the periareolar incision allows

the surgeon to work close to the breast.

It is possible for the surgeon to easily

and precisely place the breast implants

in various positions in relation to the

chest muscle. However, this is the only

incision that involves cutting through

breast tissue and ducts, and sensitivity

in the nipple may be reduced.

TRANSAXILLARY

The transaxillary incision is made

in the natural crease of the armpit

and a channel is created down to the

breast. This may be performed with an

endoscope (a small tube with a surgical

light and camera in the end) to provide

visibility. The implant is inserted and

moved through the channel into a

prepared pocket.

The greatest advantage of an

underarm breast augmentation incision

is that no scar is left on the breasts. The

scar is virtually invisible in the armpit

fold and lack of tension generally makes

for straightforward healing.

The transaxillary site is relatively far

from the breast, where the surgeon

needs to create a pocket for the implant,

so visibility is limited. There is also a

higher incidence of the implant being

positioned too high and a greater risk of

breast asymmetry after surgery.

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COSMETIC ENHANCEMENT

IMPLANT PLACEMENT

The placement of breast implants has a

significant impact on the final outcome

of breast augmentation and therefore

it requires individual consideration.

Experienced surgeons base their implant

placement decisions on factors such as

the patient’s quantity of breast tissue,

natural breast size and symmetry,

dimension and shape of the chest wall,

amount of subcutaneous fat and quality

of breast skin.

Generally, there are three placement

options: subglandular (in front of the

muscle), submuscular (behind the

muscle) and dual plane (partially under

the muscle).

SUBGLANDULAR

The subglandular pocket is created

between the breast tissue and the

pectoral muscle. This position resembles

the plane of normal breast tissue and the

implant is placed in front of the muscle.

Sometimes the implant is covered by a

thin membrane, the fascia, which lies on

top of the muscle. This is called s

ubfascial placement.

This position is suited to patients

who have sufficient breast tissue to

cover the top of the implant. This

procedure is typically faster and may

be more comfortable for the patient

than submuscular placement. There is

generally less post-operative pain and

a shorter recovery period because the

chest muscles have not been disturbed

during surgery. The implant also tends to

move more naturally in this position.

However, subglandular breast implants

may be more visible, especially if the

patient has little breast tissue, little body

fat and thin skin. With subglandular

implants, there tends to be more of a

pronounced ‘roundness’ to the breasts,

which may look less natural than those

placed under the muscle, but this is a

matter of personal preference.


SUBMUSCULAR

The implant is placed under the

pectoralis major muscle after some

release of the inferior muscular

attachments. Most of the implant is

positioned under the muscle. This

position can create a natural-looking

contour at the top of the breast in

thin patients and those with very

little breast tissue. The implant is fully

covered, which helps to camouflage

the edges of the implant, as well as

rippling. With this placement, data has

shown there is less chance of capsular

contracture occurring. There may be

more post-operative discomfort and a

longer recovery period. The implants

may appear high at first and take

longer to ‘drop’.

DUAL PLANE

This is where the implant is placed

partially beneath the pectoral muscle

in the upper pole, where the implant

edges tend to be most visible, while

the lower half of the implant is in the

subglandular plane. This placement

is best suited to patients who have

insufficient tissue to cover the implant

at the top of the breast but who need

the bottom of the implant to fully

expand the lower half of the breast

due to sag or a tight crease under

the breast.

This position minimises the rippling

and edge effect in thin patients while

avoiding abnormal contours in the

lower half of the breast. Generally, this

placement is able to achieve a more

natural shape to the upper portion

of the breast instead of the ‘upper

roundness’ that can be more common

with subglandular implants. However,

it involves more complex surgery,

which if not performed correctly may

result in visible deformities when the

pectoral muscles are contracted.

BREAST IMPLANT

SURGERY: RISKS &

COMPLICATIONS

While breast augmentation is typically

a predictable procedure, all surgery

carries some level of risk. As well,

breast implants should not be viewed

as one-and-done devices – they

will likely need to be removed or

replaced after approximately 10-15

years. Complications arising from

breast augmentation can include the

following.

CAPSULAR

CONTRACTURE

Capsular contracture, or hardening

of the breast, is thought to be the

most common complication of breast

implant surgery. It can occur at any

time but more commonly in the

months immediately after surgery.

During surgery, a pocket is made

for the implant in the breast tissue.

After the implant has been inserted,

the body naturally forms a capsule of

fibrous tissue around the implant. This

lining, or capsule, is formed by the

body’s living tissue, and is the body’s

natural response. The capsule allows

the implant to look and feel quite

natural. In some cases, however, the

capsule begins to tighten, causing a

shrink-wrap effect and squeezing the

implant that it surrounds.

Depending on the severity, the

breast can feel firm or hard, become

distorted and cause pain. It is not

actually the implant that has hardened

– the shrinking of the capsule

compresses the implant and causes

it to feel hard, but if the implant is

removed it is still in its original

soft state.

Though the exact causes of capsular

contracture are unknown, there

are factors that may lead to this

complication, including seroma (the

development of extra fluid around

the implant), haematoma, infection

and smoking.

To treat capsular contracture, there

are both surgical and non-surgical

options, although generally most cases

of capsular contracture will require

secondary surgery to remove the

implant. If the implants are replaced,

to prevent reoccurrence a new pocket

should be made as fresh tissue needs

to be in contact with the implant.

INFECTION

Infection is a serious risk of any

surgery and occurs when wounds

become contaminated with

microorganisms, such as bacteria

or fungi. When infection occurs, it

generally appears within six weeks of

the procedure. Most infections can

be treated with antibiotics, but in the

worst cases the implant may need to be

removed and the infection eliminated

before the implant is replaced.

It’s important to keep an eye out

for signs of infection, which may

include redness at the site, fatigue

and fever. Increased pain and swelling

are also typical signs of infection but,

because these symptoms are typical

of all breast surgeries, they can be

difficult to detect.

RIPPLING

Rippling occurs when the filling inside

the breast implant moves, creating a

winkle or fold on the outer shell of

the implant which then can be felt

by the patient, or which becomes

outwardly visible. Rippling can also

occur when adhesion to the envelope

restricts its movement.

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COSMETIC ENHANCEMENT

Various factors govern the likelihood

of rippling, including the implant

type, texture and position. It occurs

less with silicone gel-filled implants,

smooth-surfaced implants and those

that are positioned under the chest

muscle. If it occurs, the appearance of

rippling is dependent on the patient

– their physique and the thickness

and quality of their skin. If there is

little muscle or fatty tissue to cover the

implant, any rippling that results will

be more noticeable. Rippling generally

appears on the outer and bottom sides

of the breast and in the cleavage.

IMPLANT

DISPLACEMENT

Displacement refers to the implants

moving out of their desired position,

and is more prone in women who

have teardrop-shaped or very highprofile

implants. Displacement may

occur due to the implant being

misplaced in the tissue pocket, or from

excessively stretched tissue, or trauma.

Displacement can occur at any time

after the procedure, and will generally

need to be surgically corrected.

BREAST IMPLANT

ASSOCIATED ALCL

Breast implant-associated anaplastic

large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a rare

and highly treatable cancer of the

immune system that can develop

around breast implants; it is not breast

cancer. When diagnosed early and

treated properly, this disease is curable.

Most cases of breast implant-associated

ALCL are cured by removal of the

implant and the capsule surrounding

the implant.

According to the Therapeutic Goods

Administration (TGA), current expert

opinion puts the risk of breast implantassociated

ALCL at between 1-in-1,000

and 1-in-10,000. Based on currently

available data, most (95%) of cases

of breast implant-associated ALCL

occur between 3 and 14 years after the

implant (median: 8 years; range: 1-37

years). According to the TGA website,

over the past 10 years, three Australian

women have died from breast implantassociated

ALCL.

All reported cases of breast implantassociated

cancer in Australia involve

patients who have had a textured (vs

smooth) implant at some point in their

life. Based on current evidence, experts

do not think breast implant-associated

ALCL is related to either the contents


BREAST IMPLANTS SHOULDN’T BE VIEWED AS

LIFETIME DEVICES. TYPICALLY, THEY ARE REMOVED

AFTER 10-15 YEARS.

(saline/silicone) or shape (round/

teardrop) of the implant.

Breast implants with a higher risk of

BIA-ALCL have either been removed

or suspended from the Australian

market. In addition, some suppliers

have also decided to remove particular

types of breast implants from the

market. For up-to-date information

on which breast implants and tissue

expanders are affected, see tga.gov.au/

hubs/breast-implants.

If there are changes in your breasts

associated with breast implants, and

especially if there is general swelling

or a lump, contact your specialist for

further investigation.

Because breast implant-associated

ALCL is rare, experts do not

recommend removal of breast implants

for women who have no problems with

the implant. The risk of undergoing

surgery to remove your implants could

be higher than the risk of developing

BIA-ALCL. If you are concerned,

you should discuss your options with

your doctor.

Breast implants shouldn’t be viewed

as lifetime devices, regardless of breast

implant-associated ALCL. Typically,

they are removed after 10-15 years.

BREAST IMPLANT

ILLNESS

There have been anecdotal accounts

of breast implants causing a variety of

general health issues, known as “breast

implant illness”, but scientific evidence

is lacking to support this. Symptoms

are non-specific and include general

fatigue, joint aches, headaches and

brain fog.

To date, there is no distinction

between the types of breast implant

and the likelihood of a patient

developing an autoimmune response

to the medical devices being inserted,

and there is no known link between

these symptoms and BIA-ALCL.

LONG-TERM SAFETY

& MONITORING OF

IMPLANTS

NSW Health has recently published

a ‘ToolKit for the Management of

Breast Implants’ for doctors, which

focuses on patient safety. The Toolkit

warns patients that by proceeding with

implant surgery, you are also required

to undergo regular follow-up with

your treating doctor for clinical and

radiological assessment of your breast

implants for as long as you have

breast implants.

In addition, the Toolkit advises all

implant patients to ensure their doctor

registers their breast implants at the

time of surgery with the Australian

Breast Device Registry. This will

allow tracking of outcomes and safety

and will allow notification of any

important information on the safety of

your breast implants to you directly.

WHEN ALL

IS SAID

AND DONE

The psychology behind the

decision to have a breast

augmentation is one of the

most important aspects of

the procedure. Many women

view their breasts as a vital

component of their gender

identity, as the female breast

is one of the prime symbols of

femininity, motherhood and

sensuality. However, women

are notoriously critical of their

bodies and some may be

especially so of their breasts.

When contemplating breast

augmentation, ensure it’s for

the right reasons. CBM

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