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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

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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COSBEAUTY<br />

ISSUE 96 MAY-JULY 2022<br />

Acne &<br />

pollution<br />

IS THERE A LINK?<br />

99+<br />

PRODUCTS YOU<br />

NEED NOW<br />

AUTUMN/<br />

WINTER<br />

makeup<br />

trends<br />

BEGINNER’S<br />

GUIDE TO<br />

serums<br />

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Everything<br />

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80 The secret’s out: How Jennifer<br />

Aniston gets her glow<br />

Jennifer Aniston is teaming up<br />

with leading wellness brand to<br />

inspire us all to lead healthy and<br />

vibrant lives (with incredible skin).<br />

84 Flowerbomb Ruby Orchid<br />

launches<br />

Viktor&Rolf have unleashed their<br />

most extravagant scent yet –<br />

Flowerbomb Ruby Orchid.<br />

86 Your guide to breast<br />

augmentation<br />

Breast implant surgery is not a<br />

case of one size fits all. We look<br />

at the essential components of<br />

choosing the right breast implant<br />

for you.<br />

REGULARS<br />

10 Editor’s Letter<br />

12 Beauty Insider<br />

104 Ed’s Faves<br />

FEATURES<br />

28 Diversity in the beauty industry:<br />

How is Australia performing?<br />

A new research report<br />

commissioned by Allergan<br />

Aesthetics says Aussies are<br />

giving the local beauty industry<br />

a C+ for diversity. Here’s why.<br />

56 Why Pollution Could Be<br />

Causing Your Acne – And How<br />

to Prevent It<br />

Did you know air pollution<br />

is one of the most common<br />

causes of adult acne? Here’s<br />

how to help protect skin from<br />

pollution damage.<br />

70 The epic evolution of the<br />

eyebrow<br />

Bushy brows are bowing out<br />

while thin brows are making<br />

a comeback. In honour of the<br />

skinny brow revival, we look at<br />

eyebrow trends through the<br />

decades.


BEAUTY<br />

34 Skin concern? There’s a serum<br />

for that!<br />

From skin plumping and<br />

hydration to improving<br />

pigmentation and blemishprone<br />

skin to protecting against<br />

environmental pollutants,<br />

serums have changed the<br />

way we think about and buy<br />

skincare.<br />

96 Autumn/winter makeup trends<br />

High-impact, low-maintenance<br />

looks with a nod to the 90s.<br />

Here’s what to wear on your face<br />

this season.<br />

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From the<br />

EDITOR<br />

The beauty industry is rebounding and in-person events are well and truly<br />

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

reinventing skincare as we know it. In this issue we look at some of the<br />

freshest new products to grace your bathroom shelves and makeup bags, so<br />

turn to our Beauty Insider on page 12 to get started.<br />

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

how they work and which active ingredients are best for pigmentation, acne, dry skin<br />

and ageing skin, plus more!<br />

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

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

on page 56 shares how to help protect skin from pollution damage and keep blemishes<br />

at bay.<br />

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

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

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

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

products to achieve the 90s cool.<br />

We also investigate the breast augmentation mammoplasty procedure, also known as<br />

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

to make and considerations to be mindful of before you take the plunge. Our guide to<br />

breast augmentation on 86 has you covered. Want even more? Our sister site<br />

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

the most popular cosmetic procedures.<br />

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

Enjoy a beautiful winter!<br />

Issue 96<br />

May – July 2022<br />

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TRINNY LONDON EXPANDS<br />

INTO SKINCARE<br />

After four years of incredible growth,<br />

Trinny London is moving to the next<br />

level: skincare.<br />

The skincare line will be released<br />

one category at a time, with the<br />

first being Cleansers. The goal is to<br />

demystify the world of skincare by<br />

dividing it into easy-to-understand<br />

chapters so that every individual<br />

fully understands their skin and what<br />

it needs.<br />

Why start with cleansers? A<br />

clean canvas is your first and most<br />

important step – without a good<br />

cleanse, the rest of your products<br />

simply won’t work to their full<br />

potential. Cleansers can often be<br />

overlooked in the grand scheme of a<br />

full routine, but it’s so important they<br />

get the attention they deserve.<br />

Trinny London has formulated<br />

two luxurious, refillable cleansers<br />

that make cleansing your face an<br />

active ritual to look forward to. Be<br />

Your Best Enzyme Balm Cleanser<br />

($60) is oil-based to nourish skin<br />

and melt away makeup, and Better<br />

Off AHA/PHA Gel Cleanser ($50)<br />

is formulated with liquid exfoliants<br />

to go a little deeper and nudge<br />

off dulling dead skin cells. Used<br />

together or alone they leave your<br />

skin perfectly prepped for your<br />

next step. Stay tuned for the next<br />

‘chapters’!<br />

SKIN MTX WINS “NICHE<br />

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR”<br />

Award-winning dermatologicalgrade<br />

skincare range SkinMTX<br />

adds another feather to its cap. The<br />

brand’s Advanced Reconditioning<br />

Cream from its Dermat Series was<br />

awarded the “Niche Product of the<br />

Year” at the esteemed Beauty World<br />

Middle East 2021 Awards.<br />

Advanced Reconditioning Cream<br />

is a remarkable protective cream<br />

developed to target sensitive skin. It<br />

helps shield the skin from excessive<br />

dryness, visible redness and<br />

irritation with its potent calming and<br />

reparative ingredients.<br />

SkinMTX TeloZyme Youth<br />

Activator, a multifaceted serum<br />

based on the Nobel prize-winning<br />

discovery of telomeres, was also<br />

awarded the title of 2021 Beauty<br />

Insider Best in Anti-Ageing.<br />

Leveraging Swiss expertise in the<br />

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SkinMTX features top-of-the-range<br />

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The proprietary formulations<br />

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@cosbeauty<br />

KLORANE PARTNERS WITH<br />

RAINFOREST RESCUE<br />

Klorane’s major partnership with<br />

Rainforest Rescue will help grow 50,000<br />

trees in the Daintree Rainforest.<br />

In an effort to sustain Australia’s<br />

incredible biodiversity for future<br />

generations, Klorane has partnered<br />

with Rainforest Rescue, a not-for-profit<br />

organisation with objectives to protect<br />

and restore rainforests. Global warming<br />

is a growing, serious issue and one way<br />

to mitigate the damage and make a real<br />

difference is to plant trees. Lots of trees.<br />

With this partnership, Klorane helps<br />

contribute towards all the steps that go<br />

into propagating and growing 50,000 of<br />

the 75,000 seedlings that will be grown by<br />

the end of 2022. Klorane will be helping<br />

to double up the tree output across the<br />

nurseries with their investment, resulting<br />

in the largest nursery the Daintree has<br />

ever seen.<br />

Laurent-Emmanuel Saffré, Head of<br />

Oceania Region and CEO of Pierre<br />

Fabre Australia says, ‘At Klorane we are<br />

pharmacists, we are botanists, and we are<br />

committed to the planet. And we have<br />

been doing this for over 50 years. 2022<br />

marks an important year as we are going<br />

one step further in our environmental<br />

actions by supporting Rainforest Rescue<br />

in growing 50,000 trees in the Daintree.<br />

It is our mission to support crucial plant<br />

rescue and protection programs, as well<br />

as inspiring a love of plant science in<br />

generations to come.’<br />

NEW BUDGET-FRIENDLY, HIGH<br />

PERFORMING HAIR CARE<br />

LAUNCHES IN COLES<br />

Good hair shouldn’t cost a month’s<br />

rent or four hours in the bathroom.<br />

What good hair needs is high-quality<br />

formulas at affordable price points.<br />

Because everyone and every hair<br />

type should have access to premium<br />

haircare. Enter, People.<br />

People is about bringing<br />

beautifully designed, highperforming<br />

products to supermarket<br />

shelves at an affordable price point.<br />

Beyond performance, People is<br />

designed to ensure people with all<br />

hair types have the confidence to<br />

look and feel themselves. It’s clean,<br />

uncomplicated and works for every<br />

hair type.<br />

Formulated by industry experts,<br />

each product is Australian owned,<br />

made and manufactured. It’s also<br />

vegan, paraben-free, SLES &<br />

ALES-free, recyclable, soap-free,<br />

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mineral oils, harsh detergents, and<br />

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Oh, and every single product<br />

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CHARLOTTE TILBURY DROPS<br />

NEW HIGH-PERFORMANCE<br />

SKINCARE INNOVATION<br />

Meet your superpower for<br />

glowing skin! Charlotte’s Collagen<br />

Superfusion Facial Oil, $100, has<br />

been designed with breakthrough<br />

ingredients to be non-greasy and<br />

non-comedogenic. Combining<br />

potent plump-effect collagen<br />

with powerhouse plant extracts<br />

and soothing essential oils, this<br />

miracle elixir is like rehab for dry<br />

skin. It soothes, smooths, hydrates<br />

and plumps the look of skin, while<br />

helping to calm and soothe the<br />

senses with the transformative<br />

power of scent.<br />

Super-charged actives include:<br />

Collageneer ® , a molecule extracted<br />

from the Sweet White Lupine Seed<br />

coatings that helps to improve the<br />

feeling of skin elasticity and firmness<br />

while reducing the appearance of<br />

sagging on facial contours; Cocoyl<br />

Hydrolysed Collagen, a powerful<br />

plant-derived collagen to help<br />

rehydrate the skin for a plumping,<br />

firming effect; NanoCacao O, an<br />

extract of cocoa beans rich in ‘feel<br />

good’ chemicals found in chocolate<br />

that helps to give skin a destressed<br />

appearance by smoothing the<br />

look of fine lines and wrinkles; and<br />

MAXnolia O, an extract derived<br />

from Magnolia Bark that helps to<br />

reduce the look of redness, boost<br />

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Getting your “beauty sleep” is<br />

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Marine Collagen Sleep Mask.<br />

The mask, which retails for $49.95<br />

on alyaskin.com.au and in select<br />

pharmacies, is the ninth product in<br />

the Alya Skin range – adding to the<br />

brand’s impressive line-up of bestselling<br />

products (including their<br />

hero product, the Australian Pink<br />

Clay Mask.)<br />

The Pink Marine Collagen Sleep<br />

Mask is designed to be used as a<br />

luxurious overnight treatment that<br />

delivers bouncy and bright skin the<br />

very next morning. Key ingredients<br />

include Marine Collagen, Red<br />

Algae and Strawberry Gum. It helps<br />

to strengthen the skin’s moisture<br />

barrier, promote anti-ageing and<br />

energise dull skin. The pillow-proof<br />

formula is used as the final step in<br />

your evening routine or can be used<br />

as a wash-off mask, too. Wake up<br />

with glowing skin with this incredibly<br />

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thank us later!<br />

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If your actions create<br />

a legacy that inspires<br />

others to dream<br />

more, learn more,<br />

do more and become<br />

more, then, you are<br />

an excellent leader.<br />

Dolly<br />

Parton<br />

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Editorial credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com


Learn to embrace<br />

your own unique<br />

beauty, celebrate<br />

your unique gifts<br />

with confidence.<br />

Your imperfections<br />

are actually a gift.<br />

Kerry<br />

Washington<br />

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A girl should<br />

be two things:<br />

who and what<br />

she wants.<br />

Coco Chanel


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22<br />

Editorial credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com


The most<br />

alluring thing<br />

a woman<br />

can have is<br />

confidence.<br />

Beyoncé<br />

Knowles<br />

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Females are the<br />

most beautiful,<br />

gorgeous creatures in<br />

the whole world. And<br />

I think that we are<br />

gorgeous no matter<br />

what size we are.<br />

Alicia Keyes


Credit: lev radin / Shutterstock.com<br />

Editorial credit: Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com<br />

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I am not free<br />

while any<br />

woman is<br />

unfree, even<br />

when her<br />

shackles are<br />

very different<br />

from my own.<br />

Audre Lorde<br />

26


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FEATURE<br />

DIVERSITY<br />

IN THE<br />

BEAUTY<br />

INDUSTRY:<br />

How is<br />

Australia<br />

performing?<br />

A NEW RESEARCH REPORT<br />

COMMISSIONED BY ALLERGAN<br />

AESTHETICS SAYS AUSSIES ARE<br />

GIVING THE LOCAL BEAUTY<br />

INDUSTRY A C+ FOR DIVERSITY.<br />

HERE’S WHY.


different forms of beauty and<br />

improving representation across<br />

all aspects of societies and our everyday<br />

lives is long overdue. As the global<br />

beauty industry moves to make diversity<br />

intrinsic to its offering, Allergan Aesthetic’s<br />

‘Spectra of Beauty’ report explores<br />

the diverse layers to Australia’s beliefs,<br />

behaviours and influences, within the<br />

context of beauty. The Report is the first<br />

of its kind to highlight how our ethnicity<br />

and cultural background, age, sexual<br />

orientation and gender identity all have a<br />

powerful influence on our beauty ideals.<br />

And, most importantly, it asks the<br />

question: How well does Australia’s beauty<br />

industry reflect diversity?<br />

‘It has never been more important<br />

than now to take meaningful steps to<br />

genuinely include and represent the true<br />

beauty a diverse population brings,’ says<br />

Nathalie McNeil, Associate Vice President<br />

and General Manager, ANZ, Allergan<br />

Aesthetics. ‘As the evolving discussion<br />

of diversity sits front and centre, we must<br />

recognise there is not a one-size-fitsall<br />

approach to beauty, and the focus<br />

must increasingly be on advocating and<br />

supporting positive self-image, being true<br />

to oneself and inclusivity.’<br />

The initiative involved a national survey<br />

of over 2,250 adults in Australia and the<br />

findings were analysed across four aspects<br />

of identity:<br />

• People who identify as cisgender men<br />

or women, or non-binary<br />

• Age and generation – including Gen Z<br />

(ages 18-24), Millennials (ages 25-39),<br />

Gen X (ages 40-59), and Baby Boomers<br />

(ages 60+)<br />

• Ethnicity and cultural background<br />

• Sexual orientation – including people<br />

who identify as asexual, heterosexual,<br />

gay, lesbian, bisexual, transexual, queer/<br />

questioning and intersex.<br />

1Spectra of BeautyRecognising diversity, championing<br />

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FEATURE<br />

HOW IS THE<br />

BEAUTY INDUSTRY<br />

PERFORMING ON<br />

DIVERSITY?<br />

Overall, the ‘Spectra of Beauty’ report<br />

shows Australians hold a favourable<br />

overall view of the local beauty<br />

industry’s presentation of diversity in<br />

media, social media and advertising,<br />

but more work is needed.<br />

LOOKING UNIQUE AND<br />

CONNECTING TO CULTURAL<br />

IDENTITY<br />

The report demonstrates that<br />

Australians surveyed have a strong<br />

preference for creating authentic looks<br />

reflecting their sense of identity, with<br />

79% believing it has become more<br />

acceptable to truly ‘be yourself’ in<br />

appearance.<br />

Overall, 45% said they try to convey<br />

their sexual orientation through their<br />

look; this driver was highest in the<br />

younger groups surveyed (Gen Z - 54%;<br />

Millennials - 49%; Gen X - 44%; and<br />

Baby Boomers - 37%).<br />

Interestingly, the survey found<br />

tension when it came to embracing<br />

cultural beauty standards or moving<br />

against them – with a virtually equal<br />

response to these conflicting positions<br />

across the general population (31%<br />

embrace; cf. move against 27%).<br />

Approaching half (41%) of the<br />

survey respondents felt it’s important<br />

for people to recognise their cultural<br />

background/ ethnicity in their ‘look’.<br />

Women were slightly more likely to feel<br />

pressure to adhere to their culture’s<br />

beauty standards than men (18%<br />

women vs. 10% men).<br />

Overall, one in 8 (12%) stated they<br />

are proud that their appearance<br />

connects them to their cultural heritage.<br />

For those with a Pacific Island or African<br />

identification, this was most strongly<br />

reinforced (38% and 32% respectively)<br />

‘The deep emotional connections<br />

we make between our beauty and<br />

external appearance, and our internal<br />

sense of identity, is very powerful,’<br />

says Dr Davin Lim, Dermatologist,<br />

Queensland. ‘Whether it’s cultural<br />

heritage, gender or age, we as<br />

practitioners need to be open to all<br />

views, because everyone has different<br />

traits they want to express. The idea<br />

of a universal beauty type dictated<br />

by social media seems to be shifting<br />

to a more authentic, individualised<br />

representation.’


PRESSURE FROM BOTH<br />

SOCIAL AND DIGITAL<br />

DRIVERS<br />

Not surprisingly, given the ubiquity of<br />

social media in our lives, alongside the<br />

desire to look unique, a high proportion<br />

of younger people surveyed are feeling<br />

pressure to look good (Gen Z - 83%;<br />

Millennials - 78%; Gen X - 56%; Baby<br />

Boomers - 26%).<br />

Looking through a lens of sexual<br />

orientation, respondents identifying as<br />

bisexual (80%), gay (71%) or lesbian (79%)<br />

also felt pressure to look good compared<br />

with those who identify as heterosexual<br />

(53%). Some 43% of those identifying as<br />

bisexual and 36% of those identifying as<br />

lesbian, feel society expects them to look<br />

‘a certain way’; while 27% of respondents<br />

who identify as gay felt pressure to look<br />

good ‘to find a partner’.<br />

On the age front, Millennials (24%) and<br />

Gen X (25%) surveyed were most likely to<br />

want to look younger than they are. While<br />

74% of all respondents felt conscious of,<br />

or wished they could change something<br />

about their face, younger people were<br />

more likely than older groups to want to<br />

improve their facial features (Gen Z - 73%<br />

and Millennials - 73%) vs (Gen X - 62% and<br />

Baby Boomers - 44%).<br />

Overall, nearly three-quarters of those<br />

surveyed would like to improve specific<br />

aspects of their looks, primarily their<br />

face (61%), where they were most likely<br />

to want to improve skin quality. Those of<br />

Vietnamese or Chinese background were<br />

most likely to prioritise skin quality, with<br />

57% and 42% respectively.<br />

Just one in ten (12%) of respondents felt<br />

being proud of how their look connects<br />

them to their cultural heritage; those of<br />

African, South/Latin America or Middle<br />

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Eastern backgrounds were much more<br />

likely to agree with this (32% Africa,<br />

28% South/Latin America, 23%<br />

Middle East).<br />

HOW WE INVEST IN<br />

OUR LOOKS<br />

Given the value we place on beauty<br />

and its connection to portraying<br />

our genuine self, it is no surprise<br />

the majority of Australians surveyed<br />

(94%) engage in some form of beauty<br />

behaviour, such as daily exercise (45%),<br />

getting a regular haircut/colour (44%),<br />

mani/pedis (19%), teeth whitening<br />

(16%) and anti-wrinkle and filler<br />

injections (10%).<br />

The majority of those surveyed –<br />

70% – believed non-surgical medical<br />

aesthetic treatments are bespoke<br />

and tailored. A similar proportion,<br />

nearly two-thirds (63%) believed<br />

these procedures can help people<br />

find their identity.<br />

The research found beauty<br />

behaviours differ between people from<br />

different ethnic backgrounds:<br />

• Just over half with Middle Eastern<br />

(54%), North American (57%), South<br />

/Latin American (53%) background<br />

have had wrinkle-relaxant injections,<br />

compared with just 16% and 20% of<br />

people with European and Asia &<br />

Pacific ancestry, respectively.<br />

• Up to three quarters of those with<br />

Middle Eastern (76%), African (73%),<br />

North American (74%), or South/<br />

Latin American (75%) background<br />

have undergone teeth whitening,<br />

compared with less than half of<br />

those with European background<br />

(45%). This is also reflected with<br />

non-surgical body shaping (61%<br />

Middle Eastern, 50% South/Latin<br />

American vs. 16% European, 20%<br />

Asia & Pacific)<br />

• 71% of those with South/ Latin<br />

American or African background<br />

had undergone laser hair removal<br />

compared with just 24% of<br />

Europeans.<br />

• Nearly two-thirds (63%) of<br />

respondents overall would tell<br />

someone they had a nonsurgical<br />

medical aesthetic procedure,<br />

those with a British background<br />

were least likely to tell someone<br />

(44%) while those with Italian<br />

backgrounds are most likely (76%).<br />

Overall, an average of $50 is<br />

spent per month on beauty products<br />

and skincare and 5% of those<br />

surveyed are spending more than<br />

$200 a month. Millennials and Gen Z<br />

have the highest average spend per<br />

month (Millennials $69, Gen Z $67;<br />

cf. Gen X $53, Baby Boomers $18),<br />

supporting their heightened interest<br />

in improving their facial features.<br />

Ethnic background also plays a<br />

role in spending habits, with those<br />

from a Middle Eastern background<br />

likely to spend close to $100 on<br />

average per month ($94 versus those<br />

with British ancestry who spend just<br />

$36 per month on average).<br />

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WORK STILL<br />

TO BE DONE<br />

The research findings show there<br />

is still work to be done here in<br />

Australia. On the positive side,<br />

the ‘Spectra of Beauty’ research<br />

confirms most Australians surveyed<br />

– close to four out of five (79%)<br />

– agree it has become more<br />

acceptable to truly ‘be yourself’<br />

when it comes to beauty.<br />

The results are also positive<br />

towards the representation of<br />

beauty, with 70% of Australians<br />

surveyed saying they like that a mix<br />

of gender styles are being portrayed<br />

more often.<br />

However, when asked to rank<br />

diversity in Australia’s beauty<br />

industry on a scale of 1 to 10 (1<br />

being not diverse at all and 10<br />

extremely diverse), respondents<br />

overall gave an average score of 6.3<br />

– essentially a C+.<br />

Lower scores came from those<br />

with British (6.0), Irish (6.1), and<br />

Scottish (6.1) descent and higher<br />

scores from those with Japanese<br />

(7.7), Torres Strait Islander (7.6),<br />

Pacific Islander (7.2), Middle Eastern<br />

(7.3), and African (7.0) heritage. Just<br />

over two thirds of all respondents<br />

(68%) thought the media portray<br />

their ethnicity well, however, those<br />

with Chinese (50%), Japanese (53%)<br />

and Middle Eastern (54%) heritage<br />

felt less represented, suggesting<br />

media has some catching up to do.<br />

The results reinforce that when it<br />

comes to beauty, every individual is<br />

unique with different perspectives<br />

and perceptions. To be truly<br />

diverse, the beauty industry needs<br />

a full representation of all types of<br />

individuals and members of the<br />

community. CBM<br />

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SKIN


SKIN CONCERN?<br />

THERE’S A SERUM<br />

FOR THAT!<br />

FROM SKIN PLUMPING AND HYDRATION TO IMPROVING<br />

PIGMENTATION AND BLEMISH-PRONE SKIN TO PROTECTING<br />

AGAINST ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANTS, SERUMS HAVE<br />

CHANGED THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT AND BUY SKINCARE.<br />

W<br />

hether you want to dewy<br />

up dry skin, fight back against<br />

ageing or keep pigmentation<br />

and brown spots at bay, there’s a<br />

serum designed and formulated for<br />

just about every skin concern.<br />

Serums have become the new<br />

essential in any serious skincare<br />

routine, and we now have a greater<br />

understanding of precisely how<br />

key ingredients interact with skin<br />

cells. One of the benefits of these<br />

lightweight moisturise-binding<br />

products is that they are very specific<br />

in what they do, whether it’s to target<br />

pigmentation, dryness, blemishes or<br />

wrinkles and skin laxity.<br />

Serums are usually lighter in texture<br />

than moisturisers, existing in water- or<br />

oil-based products, and are able to<br />

carry smaller molecules deeper into<br />

the skin where they can exert the<br />

most benefit. They are designed to<br />

deliver specific active ingredients –<br />

whether it’s antioxidants, hyaluronic<br />

acid, peptides, growth factors or<br />

botanical and marine agents – in<br />

concentrated doses.<br />

Depending on the ingredients,<br />

serums can be applied in the<br />

morning, at night, or both. When<br />

it comes to layering your skincare<br />

products, you should always start with<br />

the lightest products before moving<br />

on to the heaviest. Serums, therefore,<br />

should always be applied before you<br />

moisturise. A moisturiser over the top<br />

will increase skin hydration and ‘lock<br />

in’ the serums, helping to protect the<br />

skin from environmental damage.<br />

As a rule of thumb, use a serum<br />

both morning and night as part of<br />

your skincare routine. You might<br />

use the same product, or switch it<br />

up depending on the skin concern<br />

you’re targeting. Some ingredients,<br />

such as retinol, should only be used<br />

at night.<br />

For deeper penetration, try<br />

applying your serum with a jade<br />

or quartz roller or an at-home skin<br />

needling roller.<br />

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SKIN<br />

SERUMS FOR<br />

PIGMENTATION<br />

Hyperpigmentation affects over<br />

80 percent of women over the age<br />

of 25 and is rated the numbertwo<br />

skin concern after facial<br />

wrinkles. Research has shown that<br />

a high concentration of Vitamin<br />

C (in the form of L-ascorbic acid)<br />

can significantly improve brown<br />

spots, as well as skin-brightening<br />

ingredients such as hydroquinone.<br />

In the form of stabilised retinol,<br />

Vitamin A helps surface hyper<br />

pigmented cells to be sloughed<br />

off more evenly and also acts as<br />

a tyrosinase inhibitor, essentially<br />

helping to stop overproduction of<br />

pigment in the skin.<br />

Vitamin B3/Niacinamide helps<br />

prevent transfer of the melanin<br />

pigment from the melanocyte to<br />

the keratinocyte in the epidermis.<br />

Kojic acid is another commonly<br />

used ingredient in treating<br />

pigmentation as it helps inhibit the<br />

production of tyrosinase. AHAs<br />

such as glycolic and lactic acid<br />

may also be effective in helping<br />

to control hyperpigmentation<br />

and melasma.<br />

2.<br />

1.<br />

3.


11.<br />

10.<br />

7.<br />

8.<br />

9.<br />

4.<br />

5.<br />

6.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SERUMS FOR<br />

WRINKLES, FINE LINES<br />

& SKIN LAXITY<br />

SKIN<br />

Reduce the look of fine lines and<br />

wrinkles, sagging and sallow skin with<br />

targeted anti-ageing serums containing<br />

hyaluronic acid (HA), antioxidants,<br />

vitamin complexes, alpha hydroxy acids<br />

(AHAs) and peptides.<br />

Serums containing retinol (Vitamin<br />

A), L-ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and<br />

collagen-stimulating peptides are great<br />

for anti-ageing and help improve fine<br />

lines and lax skin. Dull and combination<br />

skin types can also benefit from<br />

these actives.<br />

If skincare has an OG, Vitamin A is<br />

most certainly it. Synthetic Vitamin<br />

A-like compounds, such as retinol, have<br />

been shown to reduce many visible<br />

signs of skin ageing, especially fine<br />

lines and wrinkles. Medical research has<br />

also documented that the use of retinol<br />

on the skin can create new collagen<br />

deposition, and greater proliferation<br />

of new blood vessels and capillary<br />

formation. Dramatic improvements have<br />

also been observed with regard to skin<br />

smoothness, evening of skin tone and<br />

overall rejuvenation.<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

4.<br />

1. mesoestetic aox ferulic 30ml, $239, 2. Medik8<br />

Crystal Retinal 3 30ml, $87, 3. WiQo Smoothing<br />

Face Fluid 30ml, $138, 4. Ella Baché Retinol<br />

Renewal Eye Serum 15ml, $109, 5. Jane Iredale<br />

HydroPure Hyaluronic Acid Lip Treatment, $74, 6.<br />

House of Immortelle Ibiza Time-Freezing Face<br />

Serum 30ml, $89.95, 7. CALECIM Professional<br />

Serum 5ml x 6, $498, 8. SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic<br />

30ml, $233, 9. Vanessa Megan Green Coffee &<br />

Gotu Kola Beauty Veil Lifting Serum, $89.95, 10.<br />

La Roche-Posay Pure Vitamin C10 Anti-Ageing<br />

Serum 30ml, $71.95, 11. RoC Retinol Correxion<br />

Deep Wrinkle Serum 30ml, $44.99, 12. SkinMTX<br />

Fine Line Eraser Serum 30ml, $159, 13. Eminence<br />

Organic Skin Care Marine Flower Peptide<br />

Serum 30ml, $149, 14. No7 Laboratories Firming<br />

Booster Serum 30ml, $61.99, 15. L’Occitane<br />

Immortelle Overnight Reset Serum, $139, 16.<br />

L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Cell Renewal Midnight<br />

Serum 30ml, $59.95


5.<br />

6.<br />

9.<br />

7.<br />

8.<br />

10.<br />

11.<br />

13. 14.<br />

12.<br />

15.<br />

16.<br />

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SKIN<br />

Vitamin C, in addition to reducing<br />

the amount of free radical formation<br />

in the skin and protecting against<br />

pigmentation, is also heralded for its<br />

ability to enhance the synthesis of<br />

collagen, which helps skin maintain its<br />

firmness and youthful plumpness.<br />

Peptides are highly respected for<br />

their ability to penetrate the skin<br />

and help increase the production of<br />

collagen and elastin. Peptides have<br />

been shown to ‘turn on’ fibroblasts,<br />

which are essential for building<br />

and repairing the skin and a basic<br />

requirement for anti-ageing success.<br />

Vitamin B3, or niacinamide, also<br />

deserves a shout-out. Its benefits<br />

include increasing the natural deep<br />

hydration levels in the skin through<br />

increasing ceramide production;<br />

improving the strength of the skin by<br />

increasing production of skin barrier<br />

proteins including keratin; improving<br />

skin firmness and reducing the<br />

appearance of fine lines by increasing<br />

collagen production; improving the<br />

immune function of the skin; reducing<br />

excess oil production; and reducing<br />

uneven skin tone and pigmentation.<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

4.


5. 6.<br />

7.<br />

9.<br />

8.<br />

10.<br />

11.<br />

12.<br />

13.<br />

14.<br />

15.<br />

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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SERUMS FOR<br />

BLEMISH-PRONE SKIN<br />

Acne is an inflammatory skin condition that<br />

causes a disorder in the activity of pores.<br />

In normal conditions, sebaceous glands<br />

produce oil which lubricate and protect the<br />

skin’s surface. In the case of acne, these<br />

glands produce more oil than normal,<br />

causing a build-up of oil, bacteria and dead<br />

skin cells which leads to an obstruction to<br />

the follicle. This ultimately results in the<br />

formation of pimples and red spots.<br />

To help congested, acneic skin, look for<br />

formulations with lactic acid and salicylic<br />

acid. These are chemical exfoliants that<br />

promote faster cell turnover and unclog<br />

pores. Vitamin B (Niacinamide) has been<br />

shown to reduce inflammation and limit<br />

the overproduction of sebum in oily skin<br />

types, while AHAs/BHAs gently exfoliate to<br />

remove build-up and unclog pores.<br />

Retinol (Vitamin A) is also an important<br />

acne-fighting active. It helps prevent the<br />

cells that line the follicular canal from<br />

sticking together and creating the solid<br />

impactions that block the follicle, thereby<br />

addressing the underlying mechanisms<br />

that contribute to acne.<br />

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

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

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

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SERUMS FOR DRY,<br />

LACKLUSTRE SKIN<br />

SKIN<br />

Dry skin is a manifestation of the skin<br />

relating to both internal and external<br />

factors. In hydrated, glowing skin,<br />

the epidermis (top layer) has a seal<br />

around the cells to trap the moisture,<br />

known as a barrier function. However,<br />

dryness, cold and sensitising products<br />

wreak havoc on this natural function,<br />

so you need products to bolster your<br />

skin’s defences. A hydrating serum<br />

underneath your moisturiser will<br />

penetrate deeper into the skin for<br />

boosted hydration and brightness.<br />

Look for hydrating proteins and<br />

antioxidants that attract water to your<br />

skin; serums formulated with hyaluronic<br />

acid are heaven-sent for dehydrated<br />

and dry skin. Ceramides, which are<br />

lipids that help the skin retain moisture,<br />

and squalene, a natural emollient that<br />

locks in moisture, are also wonderful<br />

antidotes to parched skin.<br />

4.<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

1. Boost Labs 2D-Hyaluronic Hydro<br />

Boost Serum, $29.95, 2. Minenssey<br />

Purifying Perfecting Serum, $58, 3.<br />

Votary London Super Seed Serum<br />

50ml, $150, 4. Sisley Hydra-Global<br />

Serum 30ml, $320, 5. SkinMTX Peptide<br />

Serum+ 7ml x 2, $84, 6. Biologique<br />

Recherche Serum T.E.W.L 30ml, $292,<br />

7. Dermalogica Circular Hydration<br />

Serum 30ml, $94, 8. mesoestetic ha<br />

densimatrix 30ml, $169, 9. Medik8<br />

Liquid Peptides 30ml, $98, 10. Mukti<br />

Antioxidant Facial Serum 30ml, $66.95,<br />

11. The Secret Skincare The Serum<br />

30ml, $130, 12. Saya Super Serum<br />

30ml, $90, 13. Feniu Tongan Coconut<br />

Oil 30ml, $79, 14. Susanne Kaufmann<br />

Hyaluron Serum 30ml $228, 15.<br />

Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Superfusion<br />

Face Oil 30ml, $100, 16. Dr Roebuck’s<br />

The Goldie Vitamin C Glow Drops 30ml,<br />

$79, 17. Recreation Beauty Vibrant<br />

Skin Oil 30ml, $96, 18. Tropicology<br />

Avocado Revitalising Serum 50ml,<br />

$109.95, 19. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye<br />

Lines Hyaluronic Acid 30ml, $46<br />

5.<br />

8.<br />

6.<br />

9.<br />

10.<br />

11.<br />

7.


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13.<br />

14.<br />

15.<br />

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17.<br />

18.<br />

19.<br />

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SERUMS FOR<br />

ENVIRONMENTAL<br />

PROTECTION<br />

SKIN<br />

Constant exposure to environmental<br />

aggressors plays havoc on our skin.<br />

It’s been shown that atmospheric<br />

aggressors increase levels of oxidative<br />

and inflammatory markers and decrease<br />

levels of key skin proteins required for<br />

healthy skin barrier function. In addition<br />

to air pollution and radiation pollution,<br />

High Energy Visible Light (HEV) – the<br />

official name for the blue glare that<br />

comes from phones, laptops and<br />

tablets – is emerging as a worrisome<br />

environmental pollutant in recent years.<br />

HEV light makes up the blue portion<br />

of visible light in the electromagnetic<br />

spectrum and is a natural part of<br />

sunlight. Unlike UVA and UVB light,<br />

blue light is not linked to skin cancer,<br />

but it does share UV’s potential for<br />

accelerating free radical damage. When<br />

exposed to free radicals, the proteins<br />

which support the skin’s strength and<br />

elasticity, collagen and elastin, grow<br />

weak, which in turn gives fine lines<br />

and wrinkles a chance to take hold.<br />

Continuous exposure to HEV light also<br />

impairs the skin’s protective barrier<br />

function, a situation that can result in<br />

inflammation and hyperpigmentation.<br />

Thankfully, there’s now an array of range<br />

of environmental skin shields designed<br />

to help defend the skin against nasty<br />

biochemical triggers. CBM<br />

1.<br />

1. iS CLINICAL PerfecTint Powder<br />

SPF 40, $110, 2. Skeyndor Sun<br />

Expertise Fresh After Sun Emulsion,<br />

$44, 3. mesoestetic aox ferulic 30ml,<br />

$239, 4. Dr Roebuck’s Surf Chaser<br />

Reverse Ageing Serum, $88, 5.<br />

SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF 30ml, $233,<br />

6. SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic 30ml, $233,<br />

7. SkinCeuticals Silymarin 30ml, $233<br />

2.


5.<br />

6. 7.<br />

3.<br />

4.<br />

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SKIN<br />

Crystal Retinal<br />

Works so fast, it<br />

leaves retinol behind<br />

MEDIK8 TAKES VITAMIN A TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH<br />

CRYSTAL RETINAL, A TIME-RELEASED FORM OF VITAMIN A<br />

THAT OFFERS PRESCRIPTION-STRENGTH RESULTS WITHOUT<br />

THE UNWANTED SIDE EFFECTS.<br />

Crystal Retinal, by awardwinning<br />

cosmeceutical<br />

brand Medki8, has redefined<br />

topical Vitamin A skincare. The<br />

range is formulated with stabilised<br />

retinaldehyde (retinal for short),<br />

a next-generation super-charged<br />

derivative of Vitamin A. Retinal<br />

can deliver results comparable to<br />

prescription-strength retinol faster<br />

and without the well-documented<br />

side effects of flaking and redness<br />

that can come with stronger<br />

formulations. Plus, with its superior<br />

stability, you can be assured of results<br />

until the very last drop.<br />

‘Retinaldehyde, or retinal, is a<br />

completely different Vitamin A<br />

molecule to retinol. That one vowel<br />

change is small, but the difference<br />

between retinol and retinal is quite<br />

stark,’ says Daniel Isaacs, Director<br />

of Research at Medik8.<br />

‘Retinaldehyde is a relatively new<br />

Vitamin A ingredient but still has


significant published studies proving<br />

its efficacy; in particular, it is proven<br />

to be 11 times faster acting than<br />

traditional retinol.’<br />

However, retinal is notoriously<br />

difficult to stabilise. That’s why you<br />

won’t find it in many other brands.<br />

But Medik8 has developed a delicate<br />

crystal-shaped encapsulation system<br />

which breaks down on contact with<br />

the skin to slowly feed it over time,<br />

overcoming any stability struggle. This is<br />

the closest thing to prescription-strength<br />

retinoic acid – the biologically active<br />

form on the skin – but you don’t need a<br />

prescription to get your hands on it.<br />

The crystal encapsulation system<br />

enables the product to be time-released<br />

throughout the night. This means<br />

retinaldehyde is just as gentle on the<br />

skin as retinol, but has effects similar<br />

to prescription-strength retinoic acid.<br />

‘The clever encapsulation system<br />

avoids any of the well-documented<br />

Vitamin A side effects that can come<br />

with stronger formulations, such as<br />

flaking and redness,’ Isaacs explains.<br />

‘Customers who try this Crystal<br />

Retinal seem to universally adore it;<br />

it’s one of our bestsellers for a reason.’<br />

Another advantage is that, unlike<br />

many other forms of Vitamin A,<br />

retinaldehyde has the added benefit of<br />

having direct antibacterial properties,<br />

making it an ideal anti-ageing<br />

ingredient for blemish-prone skin.<br />

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SKIN<br />

BEFORE TO AFTER<br />

11x FASTER<br />

Clinical-grade Vitamin A, otherwise<br />

known as retinoic acid, is a powerful<br />

skincare ingredient that triggers skin<br />

rejuvenation in order to effectively<br />

fight visible signs of ageing.<br />

But unlike retinol, which must first<br />

be converted to retinaldehyde and<br />

then to retinoic acid within the skin,<br />

Crystal Retinal only requires one<br />

conversion to retinoic acid.<br />

This means it can deliver results<br />

comparable to clinical-grade Vitamin<br />

A, up to 11x faster than classic forms<br />

of retinol.<br />

In a recent independent clinical study<br />

of 33 people using Crystal Retinal 6<br />

over 12 weeks, the findings were:<br />

% clinically proven reduction in<br />

20 the appearance of wrinkles<br />

% clinically proven increase in<br />

11 skin’s firmness<br />

% clinically proven reduction<br />

20 in visible hyperpigmentation<br />

% of participants felt their<br />

100 skin looked brighter<br />

% felt their skin had a more<br />

97 youthful appearance<br />

LADDER UP: ALWAYS<br />

PEAK, NEVER PLATEAU<br />

Crystal Retinal is available in five<br />

different strengths, ranging from<br />

0.01% up to 0.2%, with the latter<br />

only available after professional<br />

consultation.<br />

‘We call it the ‘Everyone Vitamin A’,<br />

as it’s just that,’ says Isaacs. ‘If you’re<br />

in the market for a Vitamin A, Crystal<br />

Retinal is for you. We recommend<br />

starting at strength 3 and working<br />

upwards if you want to boost results.<br />

(We only recommend strength 1 to<br />

those who are very sensitive).


The next-gen Vitamin A<br />

SUPERIOR ABSORPTION<br />

Crystal Retinal has a patented time-release delivery system that<br />

encapsulates retinaldehyde in a crystal molecular vehicle that is broken<br />

down by the skin’s natural enzymes upon contact. This unique action<br />

controls the release of the active to ensure that the formula remains<br />

stable, absorption is optimised and the highly-potent formula is<br />

distributed evenly and constantly throughout the night.<br />

OPTIMUM HYDRATION<br />

Featuring multi-weight hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E, Crystal Retinal<br />

hydrates skin at every level while helping to strengthen the skin’s<br />

barrier to keep moisture locked in.<br />

VEGAN-FRIENDLY<br />

In addition to being kind to the skin, Crystal Retinal is also vegan<br />

friendly and cruelty-free. Dermatologically tested, it is free from<br />

parabens, phthalates, sulphates and alcohol.<br />

VIRTUALLY WEIGHTLESS<br />

Lightweight and luxurious, Crystal Retinal’s silk-like texture sinks<br />

effortlessly into skin to nurture and help restore the complexion.<br />

ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES<br />

Unlike many other forms of vitamin A, retinaldehyde boasts direct,<br />

powerful antibacterial properties, making it the perfect anti-ageing<br />

product for blemish-prone skin. When used over time, it helps diminish<br />

P. acnes, the bacteria responsible for breakouts, promoting a healthylooking,<br />

balanced complexion.<br />

‘Go low, and go slow. Start on<br />

an entry-level strength – 0.03%<br />

encapsulated retinaldehyde is perfect<br />

for those new to Vitamin A. Use twice<br />

a week for the first 2 weeks, then once<br />

every other night for a further 2 weeks<br />

and then nightly application. Once<br />

your skin has accepted the molecule<br />

without experiencing any irritation you<br />

can then move up to a higher strength<br />

to maximise your results.’<br />

With the Crystal Retinal range, the<br />

future of anti-ageing skincare has never<br />

looked so bright. CBM<br />

WHERE<br />

TO GET IT<br />

Available at<br />

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

Medik8 clinics throughout<br />

Australia<br />

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SKIN<br />

iS Clinical<br />

launches SPF<br />

innovation<br />

FORGET EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT<br />

SPF/MAKEUP HYBRIDS. THE NEW PERFECTINT<br />

POWDER BY iS CLINICAL PROVIDES<br />

UNPRECEDENTED MULTILEVEL PROTECTION<br />

WITH A HYDRATING MATTE FINISH.<br />

By now, you’re probably well aware of<br />

iS Clinical, a skincare line that has<br />

quietly taken the beauty industry<br />

by storm and become one of the most<br />

coveted brands in the market. Used by<br />

dermatologists and skin professionals and<br />

adored by many an A-lister, this brand is<br />

backed by hard science, delivering highly<br />

effective, clinically validated skincare<br />

products that offer dramatic improvements<br />

to specific skin concerns.<br />

iS Clinical’s skincare ethos involves four<br />

steps: cleanse, treat, hydrate and protect,<br />

and the range offers products in each of<br />

these categories for a variety of specific<br />

skin types. Every option in the iS Clinical<br />

collection offers pure, pharmaceuticalgrade<br />

botanicals combined into powerful<br />

formulas, designed to promote healthy<br />

skin function at a cellular level.


So, it’s little wonder that their new<br />

product PerfecTint Powder SPF 40 has<br />

us excited. Available in five tints to<br />

match every skin tone, PerfecTint Powder<br />

provides silky, broad spectrum coverage<br />

and free radical protection to help<br />

protect skin against the visible signs<br />

of photoageing .<br />

PERFECTINT POWDER:<br />

THE NEW SKIN<br />

PROTECTANT<br />

PerfecTint Powder’s unique fomulation<br />

provides superior hydration while<br />

minimising the appearance of pores and<br />

absorbing surface oil to create a flawless<br />

matte finish. It features iS Clinical’s<br />

botanical antioxidant Extremozyme ®<br />

technology, which is clinically proven to<br />

help protect DNA from environmental<br />

stressors while providing penetrating<br />

hydration even in powder form. It’s ideal<br />

to use as the last step in your skincare or<br />

makeup regimen as well as on the go –<br />

excellent for sports, face, neck, decollete,<br />

scalp, you name it!<br />

One of the brand’s fundamental points<br />

of difference is its independent clinical<br />

studies on the final formulations of its<br />

products, and PerfecTint Powder is no<br />

different. In a 2020 study*, the ability<br />

of PerfecTint Powder SPF 40 to protect<br />

the skin from the harmful effects of<br />

environmental exposure and pollution was<br />

evaluated using diesel particulate matter<br />

with a particle size below 0.18 um. This<br />

small pollution particle damages even the<br />

smallest subunits of skin at both cellular<br />

and subcellular levels and increases skin<br />

ageing. The authors note particle sizes<br />

of below 2.5 um are small enough to<br />

penetrate even into pores and between<br />

cells and cause far-reaching skin damage.<br />

The study found that application of<br />

PerfecTint Powder SPF 40 protects against<br />

damage caused by pollution. Specifically,<br />

the authors stated the following benefits:<br />

• Very strong antioxidant effects/oxidative<br />

stress protection/free radical protection<br />

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THE STUDY FOUND THAT<br />

PERFECTINT POWDER LESSENS<br />

PIGMENTATION INDUCED<br />

BY OXIDATIVE DAMAGE AND<br />

POLLUTION.<br />

SKIN<br />

• Very strong anti-inflammatory protection<br />

• Cytoprotective effects, especially when skin<br />

is exposed to environmental stressors<br />

• Strengthens the epidermal barrier<br />

• Regenerative and cellular renewal effects<br />

• Inhibits melanogenesis and lessens<br />

pigmentation induced by oxidative damage<br />

and pollution (in addition to SPF effects<br />

which are also active here)<br />

• Wound-healing effects<br />

• Strong hydration effects<br />

• Anti-ageing effects<br />

• Additional benefits resulting from solar<br />

protection (SPF effects)<br />

KEY INGREDIENTS<br />

Key ingredients of iS CLINICAL PerfecTint<br />

Powder SPF 40 include:<br />

• Zinc Oxide 25%, a safe, physical<br />

boad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen<br />

ingredient which provides a physical<br />

barrier to reflect and absorb UV<br />

radiation;<br />

• Calcium Sodium Borosilicate 5%,<br />

which provides light-diffusing properties<br />

that enhance skin protection against<br />

High-Energy Visible (HEV) light<br />

damage, such as blue light pollution;<br />

• Hydroxyapatite 5%, which enhances<br />

UVA/UVB protection while<br />

providing defence against wrinkles and<br />

photoageing;<br />

• Lycopodium Clavatum 1%, which helps<br />

improve skin hydration levels from<br />

the epidermis to the dermal-epidermal<br />

junction (DEJ); and<br />

• Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract<br />

(Extremozyme) 1%, which optimises<br />

and reinforces collagen synthesis and<br />

moisture absorption in the skin. CBM<br />

* Study performed at Genemarkers, LLC.<br />

Study summarised by Charlene DeHaven<br />

MD, Clinical Director, Innovative Skincare.


The new way to<br />

protect skin:<br />

PERFECTINT<br />

POWDER SPF 40<br />

Provides unprecedented multilevel<br />

broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection<br />

Strong free radical protection with<br />

specially formulated antioxidants<br />

DNA protective with<br />

Extremozyme ® technology<br />

Environmental protection<br />

Unique formulation providing<br />

superior hydration<br />

Supports skin barrier function<br />

Improved skin response to stress<br />

Botanically based, non-irritating,<br />

non-allergenic<br />

5 tints to match every skin tone<br />

Great for all skin types, all ages<br />

Paraben-free<br />

Easy to use powder brush –<br />

just twist and sweep over skin<br />

WHERE TO BUY<br />

PerfecTint Powder SPF 40, RRP $110. Head to www.<br />

isclinical.com.au for a list of authorised clinics and<br />

retailers in Australia and New Zealand.<br />

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FEATURE


WHY<br />

POLLUTION<br />

COULD BE<br />

CAUSING<br />

YOUR ACNE<br />

– AND<br />

HOW TO<br />

PREVENT IT<br />

MOVE OVER<br />

HORMONES,<br />

GENETICS, DIET<br />

AND STRESS – AIR<br />

POLLUTION IS ONE OF<br />

THE MOST COMMON<br />

CAUSES OF ADULT<br />

ACNE. HERE’S HOW TO<br />

HELP PROTECT SKIN<br />

FROM POLLUTION<br />

DAMAGE. WORDS BY<br />

NATASHA BOUGARD ON<br />

BEHALF OF TANOLOGIST.<br />

We know that keeping<br />

our skin cleansed<br />

and moisturised is<br />

key to keeping our<br />

complexion clear. But it’s not just<br />

about what we do – loads of outside<br />

factors can affect our skin and<br />

cause acne.<br />

The weather can mess with our<br />

complexions. We often end up with<br />

red, irritated skin in the winter. UV<br />

rays from the sun are the biggest<br />

cause of skin ageing and can make<br />

our skin oilier in the summer. But did<br />

you know pollution can affect your<br />

skin, too?<br />

Here, we’ll cover how air pollution<br />

can cause that dreaded acne and<br />

how you can stop it in its tracks.<br />

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FEATURE<br />

HOW DOES<br />

POLLUTION AFFECT<br />

ACNE?<br />

Air pollution releases small<br />

particles of gases, including carbon<br />

monoxide, sulphur dioxide and<br />

nitrogen, in the air. We know these<br />

gases are dangerous to breathe in,<br />

but they can also wreak havoc when<br />

they land on our faces.<br />

Pollution manifests itself as debris<br />

and dust, and this physical dirt is bad<br />

news for clear complexions. When<br />

this muck lands on your face, it can<br />

clog your pores, which leads to acne.<br />

If that wasn’t bad enough,<br />

pollution causes free radical<br />

damage, and this can make your skin<br />

age faster. It’s bad news all around<br />

if your goal is to keep your skin<br />

smooth and youthful.<br />

HOW CAN YOU<br />

COMBAT POLLUTION<br />

ACNE?<br />

Air pollution is worse in city and<br />

town centres because traffic<br />

congestion contributes to it. But if<br />

you’re not a countryside girl or boy,<br />

fear not – you don’t have to commit<br />

to a new rural life to keep your skin<br />

crystal clear!<br />

LOOK AFTER YOUR<br />

SKIN BARRIER<br />

When it comes to fighting acne,<br />

we’re often guilty of waging war<br />

on our skin with harsh ingredients<br />

instead of playing nice with it. And<br />

while using proven acne-fighting<br />

ingredients like salicylic acid and<br />

benzoyl peroxide can definitely ease<br />

and prevent acne, we shouldn’t be<br />

going too hard with them.<br />

If you use them too much, these<br />

acne-fighters can damage your skin


arrier. This is the first line of<br />

defence for your skin, and keeping<br />

it happy means your skin will stay<br />

clear, soft and smooth. Pollution<br />

also damages your skin barrier, so<br />

the last thing you need is to weaken<br />

it even further.<br />

Adding ingredients that make up<br />

your skin’s barrier is a sure-fire way<br />

to keep it healthy. Ceramides and<br />

lipids make up most of it, so look for<br />

cleansers, serums and moisturisers<br />

with these ingredients – they’ll help<br />

build up that essential defence.<br />

Niacinamide can help to soothe your<br />

skin barrier (and, as a bonus, can<br />

make your pores look smaller!), while<br />

antioxidants will help fight off that<br />

free radical damage.<br />

If you don’t look after your skin<br />

barrier, you’ll never get that glowing,<br />

clear complexion of your dreams.<br />

CLEANSE… AND<br />

CLEANSE AGAIN<br />

If you live, study or work in a city, it’s<br />

hard to avoid pollution. We know<br />

you’ll be working that cleanser in<br />

extra hard, but did you know that just<br />

one cleanse doesn’t do the job?<br />

More than just a TikTok trend,<br />

double cleansing is a guaranteed<br />

way to get every last bit of makeup<br />

and grime off your skin. If you aren’t<br />

cleansing your skin properly, muck<br />

and makeup build up – that’s a<br />

recipe for acne.<br />

First, you want to use a cleansing<br />

oil or balm. Micellar water is also<br />

good for getting makeup off, and<br />

it is an easy replacement if you use<br />

makeup wipes at the minute. This<br />

step will clean the surface of your<br />

skin and get rid of most of what’s on<br />

it. The second cleanse, which is your<br />

usual water-based cleanser, will wash<br />

away anything left over, as well as<br />

getting into your pores to clean out<br />

some of the nasties that have made<br />

their way in.<br />

DITCH THE<br />

PORE-CLOGGERS<br />

Because pollution particles can<br />

make their way into your pores, the<br />

last thing you need is more poreclogging<br />

– AKA comedogenic –<br />

ingredients. If you’re loading your<br />

skin with comedogenic products,<br />

even double cleansing might not be<br />

able to fully clean out your pores.<br />

These ingredients can be found<br />

in a lot of the products we put on<br />

our face, from makeup to self-tan,<br />

and even our skincare! But making<br />

some clever swaps will help you keep<br />

your skin as clear as possible, which<br />

will make fighting pollution pimples<br />

much easier.<br />

When it comes to skincare, steer<br />

clear of products that contain<br />

ingredients like coconut oil, cocoa<br />

butter and cetyl alcohol. Instead,<br />

stick to lighter hydrating ingredients<br />

like hyaluronic acid.<br />

A lot of makeup products like<br />

primers and foundation are now<br />

formulated with skincare ingredients,<br />

meaning they’ll enrich your skin<br />

while you glam up. And if you love<br />

a year-round bronzed glow, switch<br />

from pigmented facial tan to clear<br />

tan drops, such as Tanologist’s Face<br />

+ Body Tanning Drops – the pigment<br />

in traditional self-tanners can clog<br />

pores, so eliminating that will help<br />

you to keep your skin clear.<br />

When it comes to keeping acne at<br />

bay, it can be hard to stay on top of<br />

all the things that can cause it. Many<br />

of us might not have known that<br />

pollution can cause or worsen it. But<br />

now that you do, you’ll be able to<br />

confidently help prevent it! CBM<br />

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SKIN<br />

SkinMTX ®<br />

wins<br />

Niche Product<br />

of the Year<br />

SKINMTX ® CONTINUES TO BREAK NEW<br />

GROUND WITH ITS AWARD-WINNING<br />

SKINCARE PRODUCTS AND KEY ACTIVE<br />

INGREDIENT TECHNOLOGY.<br />

Award-winning SkinMTX ® is<br />

continuing its reign as one of the<br />

most cutting-edge skincare brands<br />

on the market. Its latest accolade<br />

is winning the “Niche Product of<br />

the Year” at the Beauty World<br />

Middle East 2021 Awards.<br />

The winning product, Advanced<br />

Reconditioning Cream, is a<br />

protective cream that is specially<br />

formulated to help aid in the<br />

recovery of the skin barrier after<br />

harsh aesthetic procedures.<br />

It helps protect the skin from<br />

excessive dryness, visible<br />

redness and irritations with its<br />

potent calming and reparative<br />

ingredients.<br />

Designed to create an<br />

optimum environment to help<br />

skin recuperate, the complex of<br />

ceramide and Bisabolol provides a<br />

protective “second skin”, shielding<br />

the underlying skin from external<br />

aggressors while it helps the<br />

skin rebuild its moisture barrier.<br />

Concurrently, a synergistic blend<br />

of skin-restoring actives promotes<br />

a healthy-looking complexion,<br />

bringing forth optimal skin recovery<br />

that results in a renewed, pristinelooking<br />

appearance.<br />

SkinMTX ® Advanced<br />

Reconditioning Cream is part of<br />

the Dermat Series, recommended<br />

for post-laser and post-surgical<br />

procedures to help accelerate<br />

the skin’s natural healing process<br />

and help maximise outcomes of<br />

aesthetic procedures.


BREAKING BARRIERS<br />

SkinMTX ® is experienced on the<br />

awards circuit. In 2021, one of its hero<br />

products and signature technologies,<br />

TeloZyme Youth Activator, was<br />

awarded the 2021 Beauty Insider<br />

Award – Best in Anti-Aging title.<br />

The product is a revolutionary<br />

multifaceted serum based on the<br />

Nobel-prize winning discovery of<br />

telomeres and how the deterioration<br />

of this part of the DNA structure<br />

accelerates cell ageing. This groundbreaking<br />

innovation is specially<br />

formulated to target the integrity of<br />

telomeres for younger-looking skin.<br />

Other signature technologies<br />

include Intense RejuvorA Cream,<br />

a Vitamin A complex with a unique<br />

encapsulation system to effectively<br />

deliver retinol into the skin without<br />

causing sensitivity or irritation, and<br />

Peptide Serum+, a skin-rejuvenating<br />

booster that offers visible age-reversal<br />

benefits by helping to reboot in 3<br />

ways: physical barrier, chemical barrier<br />

and the hydra memory function.<br />

SKINMTX ® ADVANCED RECONDITIONING<br />

CREAM KEY INGREDIENTS:<br />

Rebarrier<br />

• Helps with reconstitution of<br />

the skin barrier<br />

• Provides proper hydration<br />

and optimal skin comfort<br />

• Combines Bisabolol and<br />

ceramides to produce a<br />

synergistic effect<br />

Colla-Protect<br />

• Helps plump the complexion<br />

and increase skin firmness<br />

• Helps protect skin from<br />

UVA-induced damage,<br />

thus aiding in the<br />

prevention of visible signs<br />

of photoageing<br />

Phytocalm-7<br />

• A synergy of 7<br />

natural plant extracts<br />

for a maximum<br />

anti-irritation effect<br />

• Has a skin-soothing effect<br />

and helps reinforce skin<br />

barrier function<br />

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THE SKINMTX ®<br />

STORY<br />

SKIN<br />

Developed in Switzerland, SkinMTX ®<br />

has been innovating skincare for<br />

more than two decades, and now it’s<br />

Australia’s turn to enjoy this remarkable<br />

skincare range.<br />

SkinMTX ® is a dermatologicalgrade<br />

skincare brand trusted by<br />

dermatologists, aesthetic doctors and<br />

medi-spas around the world.<br />

SkinMTX ® formulations are built<br />

around research-proven actives that<br />

deliver optimal efficacy to help ensure<br />

the benefits reach the depth of the<br />

skin and deliver visible improvements<br />

to common skin concerns. The range<br />

includes in-clinic and home-care for<br />

Aesthetic Dermatology (Dermat), Anti-<br />

Ageing, Anti-Acne, Skin Brightening<br />

(Pigmentation) and Special Care lines.<br />

DERMATOLOGICAL-GRADE<br />

AT-HOME SKIN SOLUTIONS<br />

SkinMTX Anti-Ageing<br />

SkinMTX ® Anti-Ageing activates the<br />

skin’s restorative ability to help preserve<br />

a youthful-looking, vibrant appearance.<br />

The range features the signature active,<br />

Acetyl Hexapeptide-8, which is clinically<br />

proven to minimise the appearance of<br />

fine lines and wrinkles caused by repeated<br />

facial contractions. It also features the<br />

revolutionary TeloZyme Complex TM , based<br />

on the Nobel Prize-winning discovery that<br />

the ageing process is linked to telomeres.<br />

The Anti-Ageing range includes:<br />

Telozyme Youth Activator, TeloLift Neck<br />

Cream, Fine Line Eraser Serum, Ultimate<br />

Fine Line Eraser.


SkinMTX Brightening<br />

SkinMTX ® Brightening helps minimise<br />

the appearance of pigmentation, dark<br />

spots and scars for visibly luminous skin.<br />

The range features key active Alpha-<br />

Arbutin, which has been proven to have<br />

high efficacy and stability, and a similar<br />

brightening effect as hydroquinone<br />

(considered the gold standard for<br />

hyperpigmentation treatment) without the<br />

toxicity and irritation.<br />

The Brightening range includes: Alpha<br />

Optimal Brightener, Alpha Illuminator,<br />

Radiance Cleansing Wash, Lumi<br />

Cleansing Milk.<br />

SkinMTX Anti-Acne<br />

SkinMTX ® Anti-Acne purifies skin for refined<br />

clarity and long-lasting matteness. The<br />

range is formulated to help clear congested<br />

complexions, and to help treat and minimise<br />

the appearance of blemishes. The highpotency<br />

products are designed to help<br />

unclog pores and blackheads, gently cleanse<br />

and resurface skin and promote a radiant,<br />

shine-free complexion.<br />

The Anti-Acne range includes: Comedone<br />

Acti-Clear Lotion, Acti-Pure Cleansing Gel,<br />

Acti-Matte Concentrate.<br />

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SkinMTX Special Care<br />

SKIN<br />

SkinMTX ® Special Care is a special<br />

repertoire of products to achieve a<br />

rigorous regimen for youthful-looking<br />

skin. It features patented key actives such<br />

as BioRenew Peptide, PhytoActive+<br />

and ActiMarine Hydrator in the Peptide<br />

Serum+, an intense rejuvenating booster<br />

that is inspired by biomimetic-technology.<br />

The range also includes signature product,<br />

Intense RejuvorA Cream, a unique and<br />

vastly improved form of retinol complex<br />

that is powered by a revolutionary triple<br />

encapsulation technology.<br />

The Special Care range includes: Peptide<br />

Serum+, Intense RejuvorA Cream, Potent<br />

Eye Concentrate, Potent C, Supreme<br />

Eye Brightening Gel, Mineral-Rich Body<br />

Moisturizer, 3 in 1 Matt Tinted Protector,<br />

Skin Brightening Day Protector, Smart<br />

Shield Protector.


SkinMTX Dermat<br />

SkinMTX ® Dermat is designed to meet the<br />

continued increase in demand for aesthetic<br />

procedures by providing essential and effective<br />

post-procedure care. It is formulated to help<br />

maximise the treatment outcome, optimise the<br />

recovery process, minimise risks of infection and<br />

scarring while providing comfort from tenderness<br />

and signs of irritation.<br />

The Dermat range includes: Delicate Cleansing<br />

Mousse, Hydrating Mist, Advanced Restorative<br />

Serum, Advanced Reconditioning Cream.<br />

WHERE TO GET IT<br />

Available at SkinMTX ® clinics nationwide and at<br />

skinmtx.com.au @skinmtx.australia<br />

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SKIN


HYDRAFACIAL<br />

partners with<br />

MURAD for<br />

the ultimate<br />

anti-ageing facial<br />

HYDRAFACIAL AND MURAD HAVE TEAMED UP<br />

TO CREATE THE MURAD RETINOL BOOSTER FOR<br />

HYDRAFACIAL. WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, MEET<br />

THE DREAM TEAM.<br />

HydraFacial, the next-gen<br />

skin rejuvenation treat that<br />

has taken the beauty world<br />

by storm, just got personal. Made<br />

especially for HydraFacial, the Murad<br />

Retinol Booster can be added to<br />

HydraFacial treatments for targeted<br />

treatment of wrinkles and age-related<br />

skin concerns, accelerating the skin’s<br />

surface renewal and promoting a more<br />

radiant complexion.<br />

The Retinol Booster boasts Retinol<br />

Tri-Active Technology (a fast-acting<br />

retinoid, time-released retinol and<br />

a retinol booster all in one) to help<br />

combat fine lines and wrinkles,<br />

uneven skin tone and loss of radiance.<br />

The serum also includes micronised<br />

collagen peptides to promote an<br />

immediate increase in hydration and<br />

to help skin hold more water for a<br />

firmer, more dewy appearance.<br />

RETINOL: THE GOLD<br />

STANDARD ANTI-<br />

AGEING INGREDIENT<br />

Vitamin A is arguably the singlemost<br />

important ingredient to<br />

prevent, restore, normalise and<br />

help repair damaged skin. It helps<br />

smooth wrinkles and fine lines, while<br />

increasing skin hydration and collagen<br />

production. It evens out skin texture<br />

at the same time as increasing skin<br />

thickness and improving its elasticity.<br />

Since our bodies do not make<br />

Vitamin A, our skin becomes deficient<br />

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SKIN<br />

over time. In particular, the sun depletes<br />

the skin of Vitamin A and this is one of<br />

the reasons those who super-expose their<br />

skin to sun damage age faster than those<br />

who do not (and another reason to always<br />

use broad-spectrum SPF every single day,<br />

rain, hail or shine).<br />

Retinol, a Vitamin A derivative, acts<br />

as an antioxidant and neutralises the<br />

free radicals that result from exposure<br />

to ultraviolet light. In addition, regular<br />

application of retinol increases cellular<br />

turnover, stimulating a thickening of the<br />

epidermis and promoting the removal of<br />

excess pigment.<br />

Medical research has also documented<br />

that the use of retinol on the skin can<br />

create new collagen deposition, and<br />

greater proliferation of new blood vessels<br />

and capillary formation. Dramatic<br />

improvements have also been observed<br />

with regard to skin smoothness, evening<br />

of skin tone and overall skin rejuvenation.<br />

HYDRAFACIAL: THE<br />

NEXT-LEVEL SKIN<br />

TREATMENT<br />

Creating a brand-new category in<br />

skin health and beauty, HydraFacial<br />

is an in-clinic treatment that uses a<br />

unique delivery system to cleanse,<br />

extract and hydrate.<br />

The system uses the brand’s patented<br />

hydradermabrasion technology and super<br />

serums that are made with nourishing<br />

ingredients, providing an immediate<br />

outcome and creating an instantly<br />

gratifying glow in just three steps and<br />

30 minutes, with no downtime<br />

or discomfort.<br />

Each HydraFacial treatment (fast<br />

fact: there’s a HydraFacial treatment<br />

performed every 10 seconds somewhere<br />

around the world) uses the same<br />

multi-step treatment process to<br />

guarantee consistent, noticeable skin<br />

revitalisation. The three steps involved<br />

work together to elevate good results to<br />

exceptional results.<br />

The first step is the Cleanse + Peel,<br />

which involves a deep cleanse and gentle<br />

exfoliation and resurfacing to uncover<br />

a new layer of skin. The second step<br />

is Extract + Hydrate, which includes<br />

a painless vortex extraction device<br />

that removes debris from your pores<br />

while delivering intense moisturisers<br />

that nourish skin. The last step is<br />

Fuse + Protect, which is an infusion<br />

of hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and<br />

vitamins that work to restore, plump and<br />

hydrate the complexion.<br />

Suitable for all skin types, HydraFacial<br />

improves the appearance of fine lines,<br />

wrinkles, congested and enlarged<br />

pores, oily or acne prone skin,<br />

hyperpigmentation and brown spots.<br />

And now with the added<br />

personalisation of the exclusive Murad<br />

Retinol Booster, the youth-boosting<br />

results of HydraFacial set a new standard<br />

for high-performance skin treatments.<br />

Take your HydraFacial results to the next<br />

level and get set for the best skin of your<br />

life! CBM<br />

HYDRAFACIAL IMPROVES THE APPEARANCE<br />

OF FINE LINES, WRINKLES, CONGESTED AND<br />

ENLARGED PORES, OILY OR ACNE PRONE SKIN,<br />

HYPERPIGMENTATION AND BROWN SPOTS.


MURAD<br />

Retinol<br />

Booster for<br />

HYDRAFACIAL<br />

MADE FOR<br />

HYDRAFACIAL<br />

BENEFITS<br />

First retinol-based booster developed<br />

for HydraFacial devices<br />

Accelerates skin’s surface renewal and<br />

instantly plumps to minimise the look of<br />

wrinkles, evens out skin tone and<br />

boosts radiance<br />

Rapid renewal while being gentle<br />

on skin<br />

Plumps skin’s surface<br />

Exfoliates and smooths<br />

WHERE TO GET IT<br />

To find a HydraFacial practitioner in your area,<br />

visit www.likeyourlook.com.au<br />

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FEATURE<br />

The EPIC<br />

EVOLUTION<br />

of the<br />

EYEBROW<br />

PLUCK ME! AFTER A GOOD 10-YEAR RUN, BUSHY<br />

BROWS ARE BOWING OUT WHILE THIN BROWS ARE<br />

MAKING THEIR CYCLICAL COMEBACK. IN HONOUR<br />

OF THE SKINNY BROW REVIVAL, WE LOOK AT<br />

EYEBROW TRENDS THROUGH THE DECADES.


credit: Ga Fullner / Shutterstock.com<br />

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FEATURE<br />

1920s<br />

PENCIL-THIN & DOWNTURNED<br />

CLARA BOW


1930s<br />

PENCIL-THIN & ROUND<br />

MARLENE DIETRICH<br />

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FEATURE<br />

1940s<br />

FULL & NATURAL<br />

ELIZABETH TAYLOR<br />

1950s<br />

FULL & GROOMED<br />

MARILYN MONROE


1960s<br />

THICK & STRAIGHT<br />

AUDREY HEPBURN<br />

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FEATURE<br />

1970s<br />

THIN & ARCHED<br />

DIANA ROSS<br />

1980s<br />

BUSHY & NATURAL<br />

BROOKE SHIELDS


1990s<br />

THIN & ARCHED<br />

KATE MOSS<br />

Credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com<br />

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Credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com<br />

FEATURE<br />

2000s<br />

PENCIL-THIN & ARCHED<br />

CHRISTINA AGUILERA<br />

2010s<br />

THICK & BOLD<br />

CARA DELEVINGNE


Credit: Shutterstock.com<br />

NOW<br />

SKINNY EYEBROWS –<br />

RETURN OF THE 90S<br />

BELLA HADID<br />

Credit: Shutterstock.com<br />

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FEATURE<br />

THE<br />

SECRET’S<br />

OUT:<br />

HOW<br />

JENNIFER<br />

ANISTON<br />

GETS HER<br />

GLOW<br />

JENNIFER ANISTON IS<br />

TEAMING UP WITH LEADING<br />

WELLNESS BRAND, VITAL<br />

PROTEINS, TO INSPIRE US<br />

ALL TO LEAD HEALTHY<br />

AND VIBRANT LIVES (WITH<br />

INCREDIBLE SKIN).


Jennifer Aniston is the OG of<br />

simple, wholesome wellness,<br />

oozing vitality and health with<br />

that famous glowing skin and shiny<br />

hair. Yes, she meditates, journals and<br />

never misses a workout, but there’s<br />

another lesser-known step to her<br />

beauty regimen that’s finally out of<br />

the bag: collagen.<br />

Aniston, a long-time user of Vital<br />

Proteins collagen supplements,<br />

is now the brand’s Chief Creative<br />

Officer – and she’s ready to share her<br />

secrets to looking and feeling great.<br />

‘Collagen is the glue that holds<br />

everything together. I’ve always been<br />

an advocate for nourishing your<br />

wellness from within, which is why I<br />

started using Vital Proteins so many<br />

years ago,’ Aniston says. ‘Now to<br />

have the opportunity to be a part<br />

of the brand in a bigger way, as<br />

Chief Creative Officer, is very<br />

exciting to me.’<br />

Aniston has been using Vital<br />

Proteins for around six years now<br />

— well before the brand became<br />

a fixture on social feeds. She<br />

incorporates Vital Proteins products<br />

to stay on track with her wellness<br />

goals, and has also noticed a glow<br />

from within and an improvement in<br />

how she looks and feels since adding<br />

collagen to her daily routine.<br />

Collagen is the body’s most<br />

abundant protein and helps to<br />

support hair, skin, nail, bone and<br />

joint health. As we grow older,<br />

however, our body’s natural collagen<br />

production begins to decline.<br />

That’s where collagen supplements<br />

come in.<br />

‘Our strength starts from within, so<br />

I choose good nutrition and the right<br />

supplements to start off my day,’ says<br />

Aniston. ‘My go-to collagen routine<br />

is adding Vital Proteins Collagen<br />

Peptides in my morning cup of coffee<br />

or smoothie – it’s so easy to use.’<br />

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FEATURE<br />

DO<br />

COLLAGEN<br />

POWDERS<br />

REALLY<br />

WORK?<br />

Collagen is the vital building block<br />

of our bodies. It represents almost<br />

30 percent of all human protein<br />

content. It is one of the most<br />

abundant substances, second<br />

only to water.<br />

Collagen plays an essential role in<br />

the health of your skin, bones and<br />

connective tissues, keeping joints<br />

strong, making skin elastic and<br />

helping protect your organs, as well<br />

as many other functions.<br />

Collagen is composed of three<br />

chains, wound together in a tight<br />

triple helix (like a hair braid). Each<br />

chain is composed of amino acids —<br />

predominantly, glycine, proline and<br />

hydroxyproline. This very specific<br />

composition of amino acids makes<br />

collagen a unique type of protein.<br />

The body becomes less efficient<br />

at producing collagen as we age.<br />

According to an article for the<br />

Cleveland Clinic, a world-leading<br />

hospital, we start losing collagen in<br />

our 20s. By the age of 40, we’re likely<br />

to lose about 1% of bodily collagen<br />

per year, and menopause speeds<br />

up that loss, which contributes<br />

to wrinkles and lackluster skin,<br />

stiff joints, worn-down cartilage<br />

and decreased muscle mass.<br />

This is where collagen nutrition<br />

supplements can be beneficial.<br />

Collagen nutrition products can<br />

boost a youthful appearance – in<br />

fact, studies show that collagen<br />

peptides may actually slow signs<br />

of ageing by keeping the skin<br />

hydrated, which is key to helping<br />

prevent wrinkle formation. They are<br />

also known to promote hair and nail<br />

health, and support healthy bones,<br />

tendons, ligaments and joints,<br />

enabling us to lead healthy, more<br />

active lives for longer.<br />

Though we may not all have<br />

won Jennifer Aniston’s genetic<br />

lottery, collagen peptides can<br />

help our body replace lost collagen<br />

and in turn help to combat some<br />

of the internal and external signs<br />

of ageing.<br />

While more research is needed<br />

for a complete scientific consensus<br />

on the benefits of collagen<br />

supplements, if it’s good enough<br />

for age-defying Jen, who are we to<br />

disagree?! CBM


VITAL PROTEINS<br />

LAUNCHES IN<br />

AUSTRALIA<br />

VITAL PROTEINS was founded in 2013 by Kurt Seidensticker<br />

on the belief that collagen nutrition is an important part<br />

of maintaining overall health. In just eight years, VITAL<br />

PROTEINS has become the leading collagen brand in<br />

America, creating a movement that excites consumers to take<br />

control of their wellness journey. VITAL PROTEINS products<br />

contain high-quality bovine or marine collagen sources,<br />

offering collagen-based nutrition that promotes overall<br />

wellness from the inside out.<br />

Launching in Australia with five collagen products, the<br />

VITAL PROTEINS range includes its best-selling Collagen<br />

Peptides Powder ($39.95), Marine Collagen Peptide Powder<br />

($52.95) and Collagen Creamer, in Vanilla or Coconut ($39.95)<br />

COLLAGEN NUTRITION<br />

PRODUCTS CAN BOOST A<br />

YOUTHFUL APPEARANCE<br />

– IN FACT, STUDIES<br />

SHOW THAT COLLAGEN<br />

PEPTIDES MAY ACTUALLY<br />

SLOW SIGNS OF AGEING<br />

BY KEEPING THE SKIN<br />

HYDRATED.<br />

VITAL PROTEINS is available in Australia exclusively instore<br />

in Priceline Pharmacy.<br />

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FEATURE<br />

VIKTOR&ROLF<br />

LAUNCHES<br />

FLOWERBOMB<br />

RUBY ORCHID<br />

VIKTOR&ROLF HAVE DROPPED THEIR MOST<br />

EXTRAVAGANT SCENT YET – FLOWERBOMB<br />

RUBY ORCHID, THE NEWEST AND BOLDEST<br />

ADDITION TO THE ICONIC FLOWERBOMB<br />

FRAGRANCE RANGE.<br />

Inspired by the theatre, flamboyance<br />

and sensuality of burlesque,<br />

avant-garde luxury fashion<br />

house Viktor&Rolf have unleashed<br />

Flowerbomb Ruby Orchid. This fruity<br />

floral gourmand fragrance blends ruby<br />

orchid flower, juicy peach and red vanilla<br />

bean to create a magnetic floral fantasia.<br />

Made for those who take centre<br />

stage, Flowerbomb Ruby Orchid is a<br />

bold yet extremely wearable fragrance<br />

– confident, glamorous and just slightly<br />

provocative. This is destined to be a<br />

show-stopper.<br />

Viktor&Rolf approach olfactory<br />

development in the same way as their<br />

fashion: with meticulous technical<br />

refinement, continuously evolving<br />

their scents and bringing them to<br />

new, unparalleled heights. Launched<br />

in 2005, Flowerbomb is the iconic,<br />

transformative fragrance that, with its


WEARING FLOWERBOMB<br />

RUBY ORCHID, YOU’LL FEEL LIKE<br />

ANYTHING’S POSSIBLE.<br />

profusion of flowers, has the power to<br />

make everything seem more positive.<br />

With Flowerbomb, Viktor&Rolf aspired to<br />

create an innovative olfactory experience;<br />

a modern-day flower power exuding an<br />

air of opulence, with rich yet meticulously<br />

layered notes, leaving a remarkable trail.<br />

‘This is really a new chapter in the<br />

Flowerbomb story. Ruby Orchid is a very<br />

feminine, erotic version of Flowerbomb,’<br />

says the Dutch fashion house.<br />

A MORE CAPTIVATING,<br />

CARNAL ITERATION OF<br />

FLOWERBOMB<br />

Created in chorus by Viktor&Rolf and<br />

three esteemed perfumers, Flowerbomb<br />

Ruby Orchid pairs orchid and vanilla<br />

accords — a voluptuous, rich Ruby<br />

Orchid Flower accord and an intensely<br />

sensual and opulent Red Foxy Vanilla<br />

Bean accord.<br />

The Ruby Flower Orchid accord —<br />

the femme fatale of orchids, with its<br />

intensely dark red flowers — is known for<br />

its ambery, creamy scent, leading away<br />

from Flowerbomb’s original luminous and<br />

fresh character to something more suave<br />

and carnal. The Red Foxy Vanilla Bean<br />

accord brings additional intensity. This<br />

is the first time both orchid and vanilla<br />

accords have been used in a single<br />

Viktor&Rolf perfume.<br />

Vine Peach accord and several other<br />

red fruit notes contribute to the lingering<br />

sense of pleasure and accentuate the<br />

fragrance’s crimson memo.<br />

Be the star of the show with this<br />

captivating, rich and incredibly alluring<br />

combination of sweet fruit-floral notes.<br />

Wearing Flowerbomb Ruby Orchid, you’ll<br />

feel like anything’s possible. CBM<br />

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COSMETIC ENHANCEMENT<br />

Your guide to<br />

BREAST<br />

AUGMENTATION<br />

BREAST IMPLANT SURGERY IS NOT A CASE OF ONE SIZE<br />

FITS ALL. WE LOOK AT THE ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF<br />

CHOOSING THE RIGHT BREAST IMPLANT FOR YOU.<br />

Breasts are beautiful in all shapes and<br />

sizes, but if your breasts are sagging,<br />

flat, asymmetrical or lacking the volume<br />

and shape you desire, you’re not alone.<br />

It’s estimated some 20,000 Australians<br />

undergo breast implant surgery every year.<br />

Some women seek implant surgery<br />

to correct congenital or developmental<br />

anatomical abnormalities, while others<br />

are striving to repair the toll of age or<br />

breastfeeding by restoring their breasts<br />

to a more youthful and upright position.<br />

Other women simply want to have a larger<br />

size bust, which is more proportionate<br />

to their overall body size. Implants may<br />

also be required to reconstruct a damaged<br />

or missing breast, from injury, illness or<br />

mastectomy. There are countless reasons<br />

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COSMETIC ENHANCEMENT<br />

each one has unique importance to<br />

the individual.<br />

If you’re considering breast<br />

implants, it’s important to know<br />

these are not lifetime devices and<br />

need to be replaced after around<br />

10-15 years in many cases.<br />

Careful discussion of your<br />

expectations and concerns with<br />

your chosen surgeon, along with<br />

planning and assessment, can help<br />

to achieve a successful outcome and<br />

natural-looking results. You should<br />

thoroughly discuss your goals and<br />

motivations with a surgeon you trust<br />

and with whom you feel comfortable.<br />

Listening to your surgeon’s<br />

feedback and advice, and seeking a<br />

second professional opinion, will go<br />

a long way in ensuring expectations<br />

and motivations are realistic.<br />

Satisfaction with breast augmentation<br />

results ultimately depends on your<br />

understanding of the capabilities and<br />

limitations of the procedure.<br />

IMPLANT<br />

SHAPE<br />

Choosing the right implant is<br />

dependent on your existing breast<br />

size, shape, symmetry and projection,<br />

body type, and your personal<br />

preferences. There is no one breast<br />

implant shape that is best for<br />

everyone. Your surgeon is the best<br />

resource for determining what<br />

breast implant is best for you and<br />

your body type.<br />

ROUND IMPLANTS<br />

Round implants are circular with an<br />

even projection of volume. They are<br />

a good choice for those who want<br />

more fullness in the upper part of<br />

the breast and tend to give greater<br />

cleavage. Many surgeons agree that<br />

round implants are typically the best<br />

choice for those patients with wellshaped<br />

natural breasts who desire a<br />

straightforward breast enhancement.<br />

TEARDROP IMPLANTS<br />

Teardrop, or anatomical, implants<br />

more closely resemble the natural<br />

shape of a breast, gradually sloping<br />

downwards to produce an attractive<br />

straight line from the collarbone to<br />

the nipple. Teardrop implants tend<br />

not to be as full as round implants but<br />

because they are fuller in the lower<br />

half they can also provide greater<br />

projection in proportion to the size<br />

of the base, making them particularly<br />

suitable for women with little natural<br />

breast tissue. Mild elevation of the<br />

breast and the nipple can also be<br />

achieved, making them particularly<br />

suitable for women who have mild<br />

droopy or tuberous breasts.


CAREFUL DISCUSSION OF YOUR EXPECTATIONS AND<br />

CONCERNS WITH YOUR CHOSEN SURGEON, ALONG WITH<br />

PLANNING AND ASSESSMENT, CAN HELP TO ACHIEVE A<br />

SUCCESSFUL OUTCOME AND NATURAL-LOOKING RESULTS.<br />

IMPLANT SIZE<br />

Breast implant sizes are designated by their<br />

volume, typically ranging from 90 to 900 cubic<br />

centimetres (cc), or by their weight. One gram<br />

of silicone is equivalent to slightly less than<br />

1ml (1cc). The higher the number, the larger<br />

the implant. They are also made with different<br />

diameter bases to suit different widths of chest<br />

wall and with low to high profiles (amount<br />

of forward projection). For this reason, each<br />

manufacturer produces a number of ‘styles’.<br />

It’s important to take your natural breast<br />

width into consideration. Your surgeon will<br />

measure the base diameter of your chest to<br />

determine the ideal width of implant. If the<br />

implant is too wide for your chest, you may get<br />

‘webbing’ between your breasts (symmastia)<br />

or too much ‘side boob’. If the implant is too<br />

narrow, it will not fill the chest appropriately<br />

and be difficult to create a shapely cleavage.<br />

The choice of implant projection is to a large<br />

extent a personal one. A woman with adequate<br />

breast tissue and a shape she is happy with<br />

may opt for a low-profile implant that will<br />

simply increase the size of her breasts.<br />

Another patient seeking to create cleavage, or<br />

a patient with some degree of sag, may prefer<br />

a high-profile implant that can help achieve<br />

these results.<br />

Your surgeon will take into consideration<br />

the width of your chest and breast tissue and<br />

advise you on the most suitable implant size<br />

and style for your individual anatomy.<br />

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COSMETIC ENHANCEMENT<br />

SILICONE<br />

vs SALINE<br />

Saline and silicone breast implants both<br />

have an outer silicone shell; however<br />

they differ in material, consistency<br />

and techniques used for placement.<br />

Both types of implants have their own<br />

advantages and risks.<br />

Silicone gel-filled implants are by<br />

far the most common in Australia.<br />

Silicone implants contain a cohesive<br />

gel, designed to mimic real breast<br />

tissue. It has a slightly firm, non-runny<br />

consistency, which can give a more<br />

natural feel. As the gel is not liquid,<br />

the risk of dispersal if the implant<br />

ruptures is minimised. It also typically<br />

maintains its shape better than a saline<br />

implant, especially in the upper part of<br />

the implant.<br />

Saline-filled implants use a medicalgrade<br />

saltwater solution, which makes<br />

the implant feel like a water-bed. This<br />

can be controlled to an extent by the<br />

volume of fill in the implant. If implant<br />

rupture occurs, the saline is absorbed<br />

by the body. However, saline implants<br />

feel firmer than silicone implants and<br />

have a higher risk of visible folds<br />

and ripples.


SMOOTH vs TEXTURED<br />

Implant shells can be smooth or textured. Smooth-shelled implants are easy to<br />

insert and may make the breast move and feel more natural than a textured shell<br />

in certain patients. However, they have increased risk of capsular contracture<br />

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

Textured implants have a thicker shell and the very nature of their surface<br />

means they can grab onto and adhere to the surrounding tissue, causing less<br />

friction between the implant and breast pocket and therefore helping to reduce<br />

the risk of capsular contracture. Many surgeons also believe it offers them<br />

greater control over the ultimate shape of the breast.<br />

INCISION SITE<br />

The three main incision options are the<br />

inframammary crease (under the breast<br />

where it meets the chest), periareolar<br />

(around the nipple) and transaxillary<br />

(inside the armpit).<br />

INFRAMAMMARY<br />

The inframammary incision is by far<br />

the most common breast augmentation<br />

incision used today, made in the<br />

crease under the breast close to the<br />

inframammary fold. The surgeon<br />

creates a pocket for the breast implant,<br />

which is slid up through the incision,<br />

then positioned behind the nipple.<br />

This incision offers the best exposure<br />

for visualisation and allows the implant<br />

to be placed over, partially under or<br />

completely under the chest wall muscle.<br />

The scar is hidden in the crease under<br />

the breast.<br />

PERIAREOLAR<br />

For the periareolar incision, an incision<br />

is made just beyond the areola, which is<br />

the darker area of skin surrounding the<br />

nipple. The incision should be made<br />

at the very edge of the areola where<br />

the dark tissue meets the lighter breast<br />

tissue, which makes the scar least visible.<br />

Similar to the inframammary<br />

incision, the periareolar incision allows<br />

the surgeon to work close to the breast.<br />

It is possible for the surgeon to easily<br />

and precisely place the breast implants<br />

in various positions in relation to the<br />

chest muscle. However, this is the only<br />

incision that involves cutting through<br />

breast tissue and ducts, and sensitivity<br />

in the nipple may be reduced.<br />

TRANSAXILLARY<br />

The transaxillary incision is made<br />

in the natural crease of the armpit<br />

and a channel is created down to the<br />

breast. This may be performed with an<br />

endoscope (a small tube with a surgical<br />

light and camera in the end) to provide<br />

visibility. The implant is inserted and<br />

moved through the channel into a<br />

prepared pocket.<br />

The greatest advantage of an<br />

underarm breast augmentation incision<br />

is that no scar is left on the breasts. The<br />

scar is virtually invisible in the armpit<br />

fold and lack of tension generally makes<br />

for straightforward healing.<br />

The transaxillary site is relatively far<br />

from the breast, where the surgeon<br />

needs to create a pocket for the implant,<br />

so visibility is limited. There is also a<br />

higher incidence of the implant being<br />

positioned too high and a greater risk of<br />

breast asymmetry after surgery.<br />

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COSMETIC ENHANCEMENT<br />

IMPLANT PLACEMENT<br />

The placement of breast implants has a<br />

significant impact on the final outcome<br />

of breast augmentation and therefore<br />

it requires individual consideration.<br />

Experienced surgeons base their implant<br />

placement decisions on factors such as<br />

the patient’s quantity of breast tissue,<br />

natural breast size and symmetry,<br />

dimension and shape of the chest wall,<br />

amount of subcutaneous fat and quality<br />

of breast skin.<br />

Generally, there are three placement<br />

options: subglandular (in front of the<br />

muscle), submuscular (behind the<br />

muscle) and dual plane (partially under<br />

the muscle).<br />

SUBGLANDULAR<br />

The subglandular pocket is created<br />

between the breast tissue and the<br />

pectoral muscle. This position resembles<br />

the plane of normal breast tissue and the<br />

implant is placed in front of the muscle.<br />

Sometimes the implant is covered by a<br />

thin membrane, the fascia, which lies on<br />

top of the muscle. This is called s<br />

ubfascial placement.<br />

This position is suited to patients<br />

who have sufficient breast tissue to<br />

cover the top of the implant. This<br />

procedure is typically faster and may<br />

be more comfortable for the patient<br />

than submuscular placement. There is<br />

generally less post-operative pain and<br />

a shorter recovery period because the<br />

chest muscles have not been disturbed<br />

during surgery. The implant also tends to<br />

move more naturally in this position.<br />

However, subglandular breast implants<br />

may be more visible, especially if the<br />

patient has little breast tissue, little body<br />

fat and thin skin. With subglandular<br />

implants, there tends to be more of a<br />

pronounced ‘roundness’ to the breasts,<br />

which may look less natural than those<br />

placed under the muscle, but this is a<br />

matter of personal preference.


SUBMUSCULAR<br />

The implant is placed under the<br />

pectoralis major muscle after some<br />

release of the inferior muscular<br />

attachments. Most of the implant is<br />

positioned under the muscle. This<br />

position can create a natural-looking<br />

contour at the top of the breast in<br />

thin patients and those with very<br />

little breast tissue. The implant is fully<br />

covered, which helps to camouflage<br />

the edges of the implant, as well as<br />

rippling. With this placement, data has<br />

shown there is less chance of capsular<br />

contracture occurring. There may be<br />

more post-operative discomfort and a<br />

longer recovery period. The implants<br />

may appear high at first and take<br />

longer to ‘drop’.<br />

DUAL PLANE<br />

This is where the implant is placed<br />

partially beneath the pectoral muscle<br />

in the upper pole, where the implant<br />

edges tend to be most visible, while<br />

the lower half of the implant is in the<br />

subglandular plane. This placement<br />

is best suited to patients who have<br />

insufficient tissue to cover the implant<br />

at the top of the breast but who need<br />

the bottom of the implant to fully<br />

expand the lower half of the breast<br />

due to sag or a tight crease under<br />

the breast.<br />

This position minimises the rippling<br />

and edge effect in thin patients while<br />

avoiding abnormal contours in the<br />

lower half of the breast. Generally, this<br />

placement is able to achieve a more<br />

natural shape to the upper portion<br />

of the breast instead of the ‘upper<br />

roundness’ that can be more common<br />

with subglandular implants. However,<br />

it involves more complex surgery,<br />

which if not performed correctly may<br />

result in visible deformities when the<br />

pectoral muscles are contracted.<br />

BREAST IMPLANT<br />

SURGERY: RISKS &<br />

COMPLICATIONS<br />

While breast augmentation is typically<br />

a predictable procedure, all surgery<br />

carries some level of risk. As well,<br />

breast implants should not be viewed<br />

as one-and-done devices – they<br />

will likely need to be removed or<br />

replaced after approximately 10-15<br />

years. Complications arising from<br />

breast augmentation can include the<br />

following.<br />

CAPSULAR<br />

CONTRACTURE<br />

Capsular contracture, or hardening<br />

of the breast, is thought to be the<br />

most common complication of breast<br />

implant surgery. It can occur at any<br />

time but more commonly in the<br />

months immediately after surgery.<br />

During surgery, a pocket is made<br />

for the implant in the breast tissue.<br />

After the implant has been inserted,<br />

the body naturally forms a capsule of<br />

fibrous tissue around the implant. This<br />

lining, or capsule, is formed by the<br />

body’s living tissue, and is the body’s<br />

natural response. The capsule allows<br />

the implant to look and feel quite<br />

natural. In some cases, however, the<br />

capsule begins to tighten, causing a<br />

shrink-wrap effect and squeezing the<br />

implant that it surrounds.<br />

Depending on the severity, the<br />

breast can feel firm or hard, become<br />

distorted and cause pain. It is not<br />

actually the implant that has hardened<br />

– the shrinking of the capsule<br />

compresses the implant and causes<br />

it to feel hard, but if the implant is<br />

removed it is still in its original<br />

soft state.<br />

Though the exact causes of capsular<br />

contracture are unknown, there<br />

are factors that may lead to this<br />

complication, including seroma (the<br />

development of extra fluid around<br />

the implant), haematoma, infection<br />

and smoking.<br />

To treat capsular contracture, there<br />

are both surgical and non-surgical<br />

options, although generally most cases<br />

of capsular contracture will require<br />

secondary surgery to remove the<br />

implant. If the implants are replaced,<br />

to prevent reoccurrence a new pocket<br />

should be made as fresh tissue needs<br />

to be in contact with the implant.<br />

INFECTION<br />

Infection is a serious risk of any<br />

surgery and occurs when wounds<br />

become contaminated with<br />

microorganisms, such as bacteria<br />

or fungi. When infection occurs, it<br />

generally appears within six weeks of<br />

the procedure. Most infections can<br />

be treated with antibiotics, but in the<br />

worst cases the implant may need to be<br />

removed and the infection eliminated<br />

before the implant is replaced.<br />

It’s important to keep an eye out<br />

for signs of infection, which may<br />

include redness at the site, fatigue<br />

and fever. Increased pain and swelling<br />

are also typical signs of infection but,<br />

because these symptoms are typical<br />

of all breast surgeries, they can be<br />

difficult to detect.<br />

RIPPLING<br />

Rippling occurs when the filling inside<br />

the breast implant moves, creating a<br />

winkle or fold on the outer shell of<br />

the implant which then can be felt<br />

by the patient, or which becomes<br />

outwardly visible. Rippling can also<br />

occur when adhesion to the envelope<br />

restricts its movement.<br />

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COSMETIC ENHANCEMENT<br />

Various factors govern the likelihood<br />

of rippling, including the implant<br />

type, texture and position. It occurs<br />

less with silicone gel-filled implants,<br />

smooth-surfaced implants and those<br />

that are positioned under the chest<br />

muscle. If it occurs, the appearance of<br />

rippling is dependent on the patient<br />

– their physique and the thickness<br />

and quality of their skin. If there is<br />

little muscle or fatty tissue to cover the<br />

implant, any rippling that results will<br />

be more noticeable. Rippling generally<br />

appears on the outer and bottom sides<br />

of the breast and in the cleavage.<br />

IMPLANT<br />

DISPLACEMENT<br />

Displacement refers to the implants<br />

moving out of their desired position,<br />

and is more prone in women who<br />

have teardrop-shaped or very highprofile<br />

implants. Displacement may<br />

occur due to the implant being<br />

misplaced in the tissue pocket, or from<br />

excessively stretched tissue, or trauma.<br />

Displacement can occur at any time<br />

after the procedure, and will generally<br />

need to be surgically corrected.<br />

BREAST IMPLANT<br />

ASSOCIATED ALCL<br />

Breast implant-associated anaplastic<br />

large cell lymphoma (ALCL) is a rare<br />

and highly treatable cancer of the<br />

immune system that can develop<br />

around breast implants; it is not breast<br />

cancer. When diagnosed early and<br />

treated properly, this disease is curable.<br />

Most cases of breast implant-associated<br />

ALCL are cured by removal of the<br />

implant and the capsule surrounding<br />

the implant.<br />

According to the Therapeutic Goods<br />

Administration (TGA), current expert<br />

opinion puts the risk of breast implantassociated<br />

ALCL at between 1-in-1,000<br />

and 1-in-10,000. Based on currently<br />

available data, most (95%) of cases<br />

of breast implant-associated ALCL<br />

occur between 3 and 14 years after the<br />

implant (median: 8 years; range: 1-37<br />

years). According to the TGA website,<br />

over the past 10 years, three Australian<br />

women have died from breast implantassociated<br />

ALCL.<br />

All reported cases of breast implantassociated<br />

cancer in Australia involve<br />

patients who have had a textured (vs<br />

smooth) implant at some point in their<br />

life. Based on current evidence, experts<br />

do not think breast implant-associated<br />

ALCL is related to either the contents


BREAST IMPLANTS SHOULDN’T BE VIEWED AS<br />

LIFETIME DEVICES. TYPICALLY, THEY ARE REMOVED<br />

AFTER 10-15 YEARS.<br />

(saline/silicone) or shape (round/<br />

teardrop) of the implant.<br />

Breast implants with a higher risk of<br />

BIA-ALCL have either been removed<br />

or suspended from the Australian<br />

market. In addition, some suppliers<br />

have also decided to remove particular<br />

types of breast implants from the<br />

market. For up-to-date information<br />

on which breast implants and tissue<br />

expanders are affected, see tga.gov.au/<br />

hubs/breast-implants.<br />

If there are changes in your breasts<br />

associated with breast implants, and<br />

especially if there is general swelling<br />

or a lump, contact your specialist for<br />

further investigation.<br />

Because breast implant-associated<br />

ALCL is rare, experts do not<br />

recommend removal of breast implants<br />

for women who have no problems with<br />

the implant. The risk of undergoing<br />

surgery to remove your implants could<br />

be higher than the risk of developing<br />

BIA-ALCL. If you are concerned,<br />

you should discuss your options with<br />

your doctor.<br />

Breast implants shouldn’t be viewed<br />

as lifetime devices, regardless of breast<br />

implant-associated ALCL. Typically,<br />

they are removed after 10-15 years.<br />

BREAST IMPLANT<br />

ILLNESS<br />

There have been anecdotal accounts<br />

of breast implants causing a variety of<br />

general health issues, known as “breast<br />

implant illness”, but scientific evidence<br />

is lacking to support this. Symptoms<br />

are non-specific and include general<br />

fatigue, joint aches, headaches and<br />

brain fog.<br />

To date, there is no distinction<br />

between the types of breast implant<br />

and the likelihood of a patient<br />

developing an autoimmune response<br />

to the medical devices being inserted,<br />

and there is no known link between<br />

these symptoms and BIA-ALCL.<br />

LONG-TERM SAFETY<br />

& MONITORING OF<br />

IMPLANTS<br />

NSW Health has recently published<br />

a ‘ToolKit for the Management of<br />

Breast Implants’ for doctors, which<br />

focuses on patient safety. The Toolkit<br />

warns patients that by proceeding with<br />

implant surgery, you are also required<br />

to undergo regular follow-up with<br />

your treating doctor for clinical and<br />

radiological assessment of your breast<br />

implants for as long as you have<br />

breast implants.<br />

In addition, the Toolkit advises all<br />

implant patients to ensure their doctor<br />

registers their breast implants at the<br />

time of surgery with the Australian<br />

Breast Device Registry. This will<br />

allow tracking of outcomes and safety<br />

and will allow notification of any<br />

important information on the safety of<br />

your breast implants to you directly.<br />

WHEN ALL<br />

IS SAID<br />

AND DONE<br />

The psychology behind the<br />

decision to have a breast<br />

augmentation is one of the<br />

most important aspects of<br />

the procedure. Many women<br />

view their breasts as a vital<br />

component of their gender<br />

identity, as the female breast<br />

is one of the prime symbols of<br />

femininity, motherhood and<br />

sensuality. However, women<br />

are notoriously critical of their<br />

bodies and some may be<br />

especially so of their breasts.<br />

When contemplating breast<br />

augmentation, ensure it’s for<br />

the right reasons. CBM<br />

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THE 90S. HERE’S WHAT TO WEAR ON YOUR FACE THIS SEASON.


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