CosBeauty Magazine #98

CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty. In this issue: - 80+ Body & Skincare Essentials - Skincare ingredients decoded - How to Beauty VLOG like pro - Cool summer looks for a #hotgirl summer - Tweaked & terrific 6 nonsurgical tweakments we love

CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty.
In this issue:
- 80+ Body & Skincare Essentials
- Skincare ingredients decoded
- How to Beauty VLOG like pro
- Cool summer looks for a #hotgirl summer
- Tweaked & terrific 6 nonsurgical tweakments we love


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10 Editor’s Letter<br />

12 Beauty Insider<br />

130 Ed’s Faves<br />


40 Mastering the art of<br />

beauty vlogging<br />

Kristine Fernandez shares her<br />

top tips on how to up your<br />

vlogging game.<br />

76 Fragrance as art<br />

Learn how one luxury<br />

fragrance house blends<br />

modern and old-world<br />

perfume craftmanship.<br />

92 Tweaked & terrific<br />

Our pick of the best<br />

non-surgical treatments to<br />

freshen your face.<br />

100 How alcohol affects your skin<br />

Why those extra vinos can<br />

leave you with more than<br />

just a hangover.<br />

118 Cosmetic surgery crackdown<br />

Australia’s cosmetic surgery<br />

industry is poised for a<br />

sweeping overhaul.<br />

BEAUTY<br />

30 Summer body essentials<br />

The “it list” of products<br />

to give your whole body a<br />

glow up.<br />

44 When science meets<br />

skincare<br />

Skincare is serious business,<br />

and today’s top contenders<br />

have science at their core.<br />

66 Summer skincare tips

70 Tried, tested & loved<br />

This season’s latest and<br />

greatest products.<br />

78 How to gift the perfect<br />

perfume<br />

82 18 fragrances that smell<br />

like summer<br />

88 Brand spotlight:<br />

Amplified Beauty<br />

Why Shahna Smith is<br />

dedicated to championing<br />

equality within the beauty<br />

industry.<br />

108 Cool summer looks for a<br />

hot girl summer<br />

This season’s makeup<br />

looks are definitely not one<br />

size fits all.<br />

124 MALEpolish: why men’s nail<br />

polish is taking off<br />

126Tips for healthy summer hair<br />

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From the<br />

EDITOR<br />

Welcome to the Summer Issue! From lush body scrubs to high tech<br />

serums to hydrating hair masks, here you’ll find all the new summer<br />

beauty products to help keep your skin and hair calm and happy as the<br />

mercury rises.<br />

First, we delve into the science of skincare (p44) and decode today’s most popular<br />

active ingredients and how they affect your skin, plus share an expert’s tips on how to<br />

achieve healthy-looking skin all summer long (p66). Of course, skincare is not just for<br />

your face and on p30 we share our favourite body care products to give you a glow up<br />

from head to toe.<br />

We also showcase two popular makeup looks for a hot girl summer on p108 –<br />

whether you’re after flirty and festive or want to celebrate the skin you’re in, we’ve got<br />

the tips and products to achieve them.<br />

Curious about vlogging all your new beauty finds? We chat with one of Australia’s<br />

leading content creators on how to master the art of beauty vlogging on p40. Plus, on<br />

p88, we spotlight Shahna Smith on how she created her new makeup brand, Amplified<br />

Beauty, and the obstacles along her way.<br />

With the festive season just around the corner, it’s time to talk gift-giving. We chat<br />

with a fragrance guru on how to select the perfect perfume for your loved ones (p80),<br />

followed by some of the essential fragrances that smell like summer (p82).<br />

It’s also the season to eat, drink and be merry! But before you drink that third<br />

Negroni, you may want to read our in-depth feature on p100 on how alcohol affects<br />

your skin (spoiler alert: it looks like a hangover may be the least of our concerns).<br />

If you’re in the market for a ‘tweakment’ or two before party season, you won’t<br />

want to miss our feature on six of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures<br />

on p92. From anti-wrinkle injections and fillers to laser skin resurfacing and<br />

microneedling, we give you the facts on what they can treat and what outcomes you<br />

can expect.<br />

Finally, we wish everyone a safe holiday season filled with joy and happiness!<br />

Issue 98<br />

Nov – Jan 2023<br />

Editor-in-Chief<br />

Michelle Kearney<br />

Art Director<br />

Debbie Pilarinos<br />

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President and Global CEO of Hydrafacial,<br />

Andrew Stanleick, recently announced the<br />

company’s partnership with JLo Beauty, a range<br />

that is being heralded as one of the best new<br />

brands in the market.<br />

Inspired by the iconic ‘JLo Glow’, the<br />

Hydrafacial x JLo Beauty Booster features a<br />

unique combination of potent ingredients<br />

including a tri-fermented essence,<br />

super antioxidants and niacinamide<br />

which the company says will leave<br />

skin plump, healthy-looking and<br />

glowing like never before.<br />

The secret behind the HydraFacial<br />

x JLo Beauty Booster is three unique<br />

ingredients that, when combined<br />

with other tried and true HydraFacial<br />

Booster ingredients, deliver<br />

unparalleled results:<br />

• Olive Leaf Extract: Used to help<br />

slow the appearance of ageing by<br />

improving skin hydration<br />

• Fermented Adaptogens: Restores<br />

skin’s natural glow and diminishes<br />

the look of fine lines and wrinkles<br />

• Hygroplex HHG: This sugarderived<br />

matrix ingredient helps<br />

restore the skin’s ability to retain<br />

moisture.<br />

The HydraFacial x JLo Beauty<br />

Booster launched in the US this<br />

September, and is expected to<br />

follow shortly in Australia. Watch this<br />

space because this is a blockbuster<br />

collab that is set to shake up the skin<br />

health and beauty sector!<br />


@cosbeauty<br />


SkinMTX, a dermatological-grade skincare<br />

brand currently making its mark in Australia<br />

after decades of success overseas, has just<br />

launched its Night Resurfacing Booster+.<br />

The restorative formulation combines<br />

the powers of exceptional exfoliation,<br />

remarkable restoration, and hyper hydration<br />

to help rejuvenate your complexion while<br />

you sleep.<br />

The Night Resurfacing Booster+, $79,<br />

is formulated with a blend of five carefully<br />

selected bio-compatible growth factors,<br />

triple AHA concentrate and an advanced<br />

complex of seven hyaluronic acids with<br />

different molecular weights.<br />

Efficacious yet exceptionally gentle,<br />

wake up to a visibly refreshed, rejuvenated<br />

complexion with this new skin saviour.<br />

Available at SkinMTX clinics nationwide<br />

and at SkinMTX.com.au<br />




For over 18 years, ghd has been<br />

proudly supporting breast cancer<br />

charities around the world, raising<br />

over $4.5 million in Australia and<br />

over AU$30 million globally for the<br />

important cause. As an outcome of<br />

the brand’s continuous support, the<br />

National Breast Cancer Foundation<br />

(NBCF) has this year announced<br />

ghd as the only brand within the<br />

beauty category with a Diamond<br />

Status Partnership – the highest<br />

status corporate partnership to<br />

be achieved.<br />

In 2022, ghd have continued<br />

their annual Limited Edition Pink<br />

Collection, which communicates a<br />

simple, yet powerful message:<br />

Take control now; a reminder<br />

that whenever you style your<br />

hair, remember to self-check<br />

your breasts.<br />

$20 from every ghd Pink Limited<br />

Edition purchase goes towards<br />

funding research.<br />

The Pink Limited Edition<br />

straightener, hot brush and<br />

hairdryer are available until sold<br />

out at www.ghdhair.com/au/pinkcollection-c<br />

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@cosbeauty<br />



Inspired by the magic and euphoria<br />

of Studio 54, Charlotte Tilbury’s<br />

2022 holiday collection, Studio<br />

Tilbury, brings all the 70s disco<br />

feels! Made up of Charlotte’s<br />

Trinkets ($80 and under), Treats<br />

($150 and under) and Treasures<br />

($150 and over), the 2022 collection<br />

includes brand new products<br />

alongside Charlotte’s icons.<br />

The new campaign also sees<br />

Charlotte reunited with her dream<br />

team of beauty muses Kate Moss,<br />

Lily James, Jourdan Dunn and<br />

Twiggy. Recreating the joyous<br />

escapism of the disco era, Studio<br />

Tilbury is a fun way to celebrate the<br />

holiday season!<br />

Pictured: Charlotte’s Diamond<br />

Chest of Beauty Stars, $295<br />


@cosbeauty<br />


Chupa Chups is the world’s most famous lollipop brand,<br />

founded in Spain in 1958. (Did you know the iconic logo was<br />

designed by artist Salvadore Dali?) Inspired by the bestselling<br />

flavours of the lollipops, the new body mist range<br />

comes in three fruity and fun fragrances - Gorgeous Grape,<br />

Coconut Crush and Ripe Raspberry, $9.99 each.<br />

Available from Woolworths and selected pharmacies<br />

nationally.<br />


A dry shampoo that comes in the form of a lotion but<br />

dries to powder? Yes, please! Say hello to R+Co Bleu’s new<br />

Vapor Lotion Dry Shampoo, $89, available to purchase at<br />

www.RogueBeauty.com.au.<br />

This silky, weightless lotion-to-powder reinvents dry<br />

shampoo, leaving hair and scalp clean, polished and<br />

residue-free. Whether you struggle with a greasy scalp or<br />

just like a matte feel in your hair, this product is an essential<br />

to incorporate into your everyday hair care routine.<br />



Australian TV presenter and radio<br />

host Melissa Doyle has recently been<br />

announced as the new ANZ ambassador<br />

for SmoothGlo.<br />

SmoothGlo by Lumenis is an innovative,<br />

clinically validated aesthetic treatment<br />

that combines IPL and RF microneedling<br />

technologies to target skin tone, texture<br />

and volume in a single session.<br />

‘SmoothGlo is a unique 3-in-1 treatment<br />

that targets skin texture, tone, laxity and<br />

lack of volume. I figure lifting weights is<br />

good for my body, why not see what it can<br />

do for the muscles in my face!’ says Doyle.<br />

‘I’m interested in the concept of<br />

reinvigorating my skin’s own ability to<br />

repair itself. Our collagen production starts<br />

to decline from our 20s, so I’m definitely<br />

interested to find ways to give Mother<br />

Nature a bit of a helping hand.<br />

‘I always ask other women what they<br />

use on their skin or hair, what lipstick<br />

they use or where they bought their<br />

dress! This is my way of sharing my skin<br />

health experience and educating other<br />

women about what non-surgical options<br />

are available, if that’s what they might be<br />

interested in.<br />

‘I feel positive that I’m doing something<br />

for myself. My skin health is important to<br />

me and I feel empowered looking after it.’<br />

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The most<br />

beautiful thing<br />

you can wear<br />

is confidence.<br />

Blake<br />


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Editorial credit: Jaguar PS / Shutterstock.com

Editorial credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com<br />


It’s all about<br />

confidence and<br />

how you feel about<br />

yourself. There’s<br />

no such thing as<br />

a perfect woman.<br />

I like imperfections<br />

– that’s what<br />

makes you unique.<br />

Hasselhoff<br />

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No one can<br />

make you feel<br />

inferior without<br />

your consent.<br />

Eleanor<br />


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Editorial credit: Shutterstock.com

Editorial credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com<br />

Editorial credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com

If you’re presenting<br />

yourself with<br />

confidence, you<br />

can pull off pretty<br />

much anything.<br />

Katy<br />

Perry<br />

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I have a<br />

confidence about<br />

my life that<br />

comes from<br />

standing tall on<br />

my own two feet.<br />

Jane Fonda

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Editorial credit: Serge Rocco / Shutterstock.com

I was always<br />

looking outside<br />

myself for strength<br />

and confidence<br />

but it comes from<br />

within. It is there<br />

all the time.<br />

Anna Freud<br />

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Confidence.<br />

If you have it,<br />

you can make<br />

anything<br />

look good.<br />

Diane von<br />

Furstenberg<br />


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Editorial credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com

BEAUTY<br />

Summer<br />

BODY<br />






Skincare is not just for your face! Just like the cuttingedge<br />

ingredients and technologies found in products<br />

for your face and neck, today’s body lotions, scrubs and<br />

oils are packed with active ingredients such as powerful<br />

botanicals, antioxidants and peptides.<br />

Buff away dull, dry skin with an energising exfoliator,<br />

and invest in targeted body treatment elixirs to smooth<br />

your skin from head to toe. Here are our picks of the<br />

most coveted body cleansers, serums and moisturisers<br />

on the market.

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BEAUTY<br />

CLEAN<br />

& BUFF<br />

Just like your face needs a clean<br />

canvas before applying products to it,<br />

so too does your body. Wash off the<br />

day’s dirt, sweat, perfume, products<br />

and sunscreen with a body cleanser<br />

or body wash. Look for sulfate-free<br />

body cleansers as they won’t strip<br />

skin of its natural oils. As a general<br />

rule, steer clear of heavily scented<br />

cleansing products and avoid long,<br />

hot showers.<br />

Use an exfoliator a few times a<br />

week, and before self-tanning, to<br />

smooth and polish the skin. Natural<br />

antioxidants contained in some<br />

exfoliators can help target skin<br />

aliments such as dryness and flaking.<br />

Body scrubs are a great way to get<br />

rid of dry skin, help smooth bumps<br />

and even out skin tone, and get the<br />

blood circulating around the body.<br />

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1. GINGER&ME "Grateful" Bath and Foot Soak 225g, $49.95, 2. Glow Lab Cream Body Wash Triple Moisturising 900ml, $18,<br />

3. L’Occitane Shea Bubble Bath 500ml, $49, 4. Sundae Cherry On Top Foaming Body Wash 265ml, $20, 5. Sunday Riley Charcoal<br />

Smoothie Jelly Body Scrub 200g, $57, 6. Biossance Squalane + Enzyme Sugar Body Scrub 60ml, $42, 7. Monat Exfoliate & Refine Body<br />

Polish 208ml, $77, 8. Clear Skincare The Body Buffing Bar, $32, 9. Three Warriors Tasmanian Sand Scrub 150g, $20.05,<br />

10. Medik8 Smooth Body Exfoliating Kit includes Smooth Body Scrub 150ml, Smooth Body Mitt and Smooth Body Lotion 200ml, $104,<br />

11. Ella Baché Floral Oil 500ml, $77, 12. Jurlique Smoothing Body Exfoliating Gel 200ml, $48, 13. Dermalogica Thermafoliant Body<br />

Scrub 177ml, $69, 14. Lush Co-Mingle Body Scrub 225g, $39.95, 15. Aspect Gentle Clean 100ml, $58, 16. Société Clinical Skincare<br />

Pure Everyday Cleanser 177ml, $79, 17. Palm Beach Collection Coconut & Lime Wash & Lotion Gift Pack, $44.95, 18. Paula’s Choice<br />

Exfoliating Body Spray with Salicylic Acid 118ml, $41, 19. Davines WE STAND/ for regeneration Hair & Body Wash 250ml, $40.95, 20.<br />

Frank Body Glycolic Body Scrub 250g, $25, 21. esmi Skin Minerals Gentle Foliants Fresh Sea and Salty Sand 180ml, $105, 22. Sisley<br />

Energizing Foaming Exfoliant for the Body 200ml, $160, 23. Tangent GC Yuzu Body Wash 350ml, $39<br />

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BEAUTY<br />


& HYDRATE<br />

Body serums and oils are loaded with botanicals,<br />

antioxidants, essential oils and other powerful actives<br />

to help strengthen the skin’s protective barrier and aid<br />

in nourishing, repairing and regenerating skin. Lock it<br />

in with a moisturising body cream or lotion to soften,<br />

smooth and hydrate skin.<br />

1. Heartwood Royal Oil Body + Hair 100ml, $95, 2. Feniu<br />

Tongan Coconut Oil 100ml, $79, 3. Aspect Hand and Body<br />

Cream 118ml, $35, 4. Nalia Luminous Serum 30ml, $56, 5. Lush<br />

Dream Cream Self-Preserving Body Lotion 240g, $29.95,<br />

6. Lük Beautifood Aromatic Skin Nourish 100ml, $39, 7. WiQo<br />

Firming Anti-Drying Body Cream 200ml, $154, 8. Juliette<br />

Has A Gun Not A Body Lotion 250ml, $69, 9. Monat Smooth<br />

& Renew Body Lotion 208ml, $85, 10. Dermalogica Phyto<br />

Replenish Body Oil 125ml, $81, 11. Rogue Beauty Oribe Côte<br />

D’Azur Luminous Hair & Body Oil 100ml, $110, 12. Compagnie<br />

de Provence Anise Lavande Body Cream 180ml, $67,<br />

13. Tropicology Pure Avocado Body Oil 100ml, $79.95,<br />

14. Gentle Habits Ritual Body Balm 240ml, $45, 15. Ole<br />

Henriksen Firmly Yours Dry Body Oil 100ml, $65, 16. PCA<br />

Skin Body Therapy 7oz, $110, 17. Ole Henriksen BeamCream<br />

Smoothing Body Moisturizer 190ml, $57, 18. L’Occitane<br />

Almond Supple Skin Oil, 100ml, $69, 19. Jurlique Refreshing<br />

Body Lotion Citrus 300ml, $52, 20. Yuzu Body Lotion 350ml,<br />

$59, 21. Santa Maria Novella Rosa Gardenia Fluid Cream<br />

250ml, $110<br />

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2.<br />

BEAUTY<br />

3.<br />

TREAT<br />

& TONE<br />

4.<br />

Advances in skincare technology and delivery<br />

of active ingredients means you can now<br />

target skin laxity and lumps and bumps,<br />

with products specifically formulated to help<br />

boost collagen and elastin and improve skin<br />

firmness, smoothness and radiance.<br />

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1. La Perla Firming Body Lotion Serum 200ml, $205,<br />

2. Vanessa Megan Bio-Omega Body Contouring Oil,<br />

$69.95, 3. Sisley Le Sculpteur 200ml, $290, 4. mesoestetic<br />

body shock intensive mist 35ml, $169, 5. iS CLINICAL<br />

Youth Body Serum 200ml, $165, 6. Enbacci Complete<br />

Body Firming Lotion 280ml, $80

1.<br />

3.<br />

2.<br />

4.<br />

SHIELD<br />

& PROTECT<br />

Sunscreen is hands-down the most important skincare<br />

product you could ever own. Wearing sunscreen daily will<br />

help defend your skin from damaging UVB and UVA rays<br />

and help prevent sun spots (pigmentation) and wrinkles.<br />

Always choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen to block both<br />

UVA and UVB rays and aim for a minimum sun protection<br />

factor (SPF) of 30. Apply 20 minutes before exposure and<br />

reapply every two hours, regardless of SPF rating. Apply<br />

at least one teaspoon per limb, one for the front of the<br />

body, one for the back and one for the head. A full body<br />

application for an adult should be at least 35mL, or<br />

seven teaspoons.<br />

1. Environ Skin Care RAD Antioxidant Sun Cream<br />

100ml, $62, 2. We Are Feel Good Inc. Wild Rosella<br />

SPF 50+ 200ml, $32.95, 3. OnCosmedics Mineral<br />

Pro Sunscreen 75g, $42, 4. Synergie Skin UberZinc<br />

Body Cream 200ml, $59, 5. Aspect Sun Physical<br />

Sun Protection SPF 50+ 75ml, $59<br />

5.<br />

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BEAUTY<br />


& SHINE<br />

Give your body a glow up with shimmering body<br />

oils and hydrating self-tanners. Whether you’re<br />

after a sun-kissed shine or a more intense bronzed<br />

look, these multi-tasking products will give you the<br />

all the holiday feels.

2.<br />

5.<br />

3.<br />

1.<br />

1. Charlotte Tilbury Supermodel Body Shimmer<br />

Lotion, $88, 2. Three Warriors Face Tan Aqua Mist,<br />

$32.95, 3. Three Warriors Gradual Tan, $34.95,<br />

4. Sunday Riley Fairy Godmother Shimmering<br />

Body Oil Gel, $72, 5. Sisley Self Tanning Hydrating<br />

Body Skin Care 150ml, $165, 6. Sunescape Instant<br />

Self-Tan Mousse Month in Maui 250ml, $44.95<br />

4.<br />

6.<br />



STACEY<br />



1. Exfoliate<br />

To create the perfect tan you need<br />

the perfect canvas, says Stacey. She uses<br />

the Three Warriors Tasmanian Sand Scrub<br />

and Exfoliating Glove to prep skin.<br />

Afterwards, always moisturise hands and feet<br />

before you tan to prevent uneven colouring<br />

on drier areas.<br />

2. Set your tan<br />

Apply the tan, blend and then set using a<br />

fresh eco-friendly tanning mitt or a blending<br />

brush after application for a final blend and<br />

polish. Setting your tan will ensure that your<br />

tan is seamless from head to toe.<br />

3. No soap<br />

Don’t use soap for the first wash after<br />

“marinating” time. Stacey says this will help<br />

with tan longevity. You shouldn’t shower for<br />

at least another 8 hours to allow the tan to<br />

fully develop.<br />

4. Layering your tan<br />

To extend and refresh your glow,<br />

Stacey uses the Three Warriors Face Tan<br />

Aqua Mist, Body Tan Aqua Mist or Gradual<br />

Tanner. These will help to add colour to any<br />

areas that are fading.<br />

‘For the body, I like to mix a tan extender into<br />

my moisturiser to hydrate skin and prolong<br />

the tan,’ she says. ‘Never spray tan over an<br />

old tan! Biggest tanning no-no!’<br />

5. Kindness<br />

Be kind to yourself if you’re a first timer<br />

to self-tanning!<br />

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Mastering<br />


the art<br />

of beauty<br />

vlogging<br />





Kristine Fernandez<br />

Beauty vlogs have become some of the<br />

most popular videos on YouTube over<br />

the past 10 years and we continuously<br />

see influencers and lifestyle gurus make<br />

the switch to vlogging across all their<br />

social media platforms.<br />

The key to the success of beauty<br />

vlogging lies visually in the aesthetics.<br />

While beauty and makeup are at the<br />

centre of the content, it’s also very<br />

important to make sure every aspect<br />

of your vlog is appealing to the viewer,<br />

whether it’s the editing, the onscreen<br />

text or even your background and setup.<br />

When it comes to creating beauty<br />

vlogs, the main thing to keep in mind<br />

is what your audience is interested in<br />

– and, generally speaking, it’s that final<br />

outcome that they’re really looking for.<br />

For example, what are they going to<br />

learn from this video?<br />

Vlogs are also a great opportunity to<br />

involve your audience and keep them<br />

engaged rather than talk at them. An

REC•<br />

additional tip is to create a B-roll as well as your A-roll. A-roll<br />

is the main content you will use in your blog, which could<br />

be you highlighting certain products or chatting to the<br />

camera. B-roll is a back-up roll, or footage which can<br />

be used in place of something else. I might pop<br />

my camera on my tripod and tilt the camera to a<br />

product I am wanting to highlight. This reduces<br />

the footage of you speaking directly to the<br />

camera and offers different shots of products,<br />

ie, a cream on your hand or holding a bottle.<br />

This allows you to show the audience, rather<br />

than tell them, about the product.<br />



For beauty vlogs, people want to learn<br />

a technique that is going to help them<br />

enhance their features. What this means<br />

in terms of setting up your vlogging space<br />

is a backdrop that will allow your skills to<br />

shine! For beauty vlogs specifically, great<br />

backdrops include things like a neutral<br />

curtain, where the light is coming from in<br />

front of you and you have that soft curtain<br />

behind you. This enables the audience to view<br />

everything you’re showing them without the<br />

background taking away from the focal point of<br />

the video.<br />

At the end of the day, the backdrop needs to<br />

complement what’s happening in the foreground, and<br />

if the curtain doesn’t work for your space, any neutral<br />

background will work a charm. Another key thing to note<br />

is the way light bounces off surfaces. The neutral background<br />

ensures you’re not having all different colours bouncing off of<br />

you or your products in the video.<br />


Following on from my last point, let’s talk about lighting. If you don’t have<br />

some form of artificial lighting such as a ring light or studio lights, placing your<br />

camera in front of a window where soft, natural light can shine through will also<br />

do the trick. A key thing to note is that the natural light should not be direct<br />

sunlight as this will distort the lighting and affect the quality of your video.<br />


The must-have vlogging gadgets have to include the Nikon Z 30 camera<br />

(www.Nikon.com.au RRP $1,349). This new lightweight camera is great for<br />

vlogging. It has a microphone jack, which plays a really important role in<br />

providing your audience with quality sound. With the microphone jack, you<br />

can use a Bluetooth microphone (I use the Rode Wireless Go) or a directional<br />

microphone tethered by a cord.<br />

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Even though vlogging is a primarily visual<br />

experience, sound plays an equally important<br />

role when elevating that consumer involvement.<br />

Bad sound quality will make your video really<br />

hard to watch and cause the audience to feel<br />

disconnected from what you are trying to<br />

showcase. One of the best features of the Nikon<br />

Z 30 is how lightweight the product is. When<br />

you’re jumping from product to product or<br />

running around on a busy schedule, you don’t<br />

want to be lugging heavy equipment!<br />

For quick and simple editing, I use iMovie,<br />

which is a free software on Mac, and incredibly<br />

easy to use. You are also able to transfer content<br />

straight from your Z 30 onto your laptop, and<br />

then onto your phone so you can edit on the go.<br />

For mobile editing, I use an app called In Shot.<br />

Kristine’s<br />

top tips<br />


For me, vlogging is all about the visual<br />

experience. What I would encourage any new<br />

vlogger to do is to use any opportunity they can<br />

to demonstrate what they’re wanting to educate<br />

their audience on, rather than talk at the camera.<br />

Especially in the beauty industry, it’s such a visual<br />

outcome. As stated before, showing rather<br />

than telling is a really great way to increase your<br />

audience engagement and make your content<br />

more unique.<br />

Due to the way social media has helped to<br />

develop the art of vlogging, it has given creators<br />

the opportunity to be their utmost authentic<br />

selves. I believe that vloggers don’t have to<br />

worry too much about tone, or if you feel you’ve<br />

said something seamlessly enough. What you<br />

can focus on, instead of perfecting, is to be as<br />

descriptive as possible. Instead of instructing, use<br />

descriptive language and adjectives to highlight<br />

your actions.<br />


Another thing to consider is your upload time. My upload<br />

time is based on when I know my audience is watching.<br />

For example, if I know my audience is busy during the day<br />

and loves watching YouTube or scrolling through social<br />

media at night, then I will upload my content at nighttime.<br />

If you’re new to the vlogging scene, don’t be discouraged<br />

if your views or engagement isn’t where you would like<br />

it to be. Upload times are very trial and error, and over<br />

time you will begin to understand more about what your<br />

viewers are looking for by initially making those mistakes!



The best way to stand out from a visual<br />

perspective is your equipment. The Nikon Z<br />

30 really embodies what vlogging is about. It’s<br />

light and compact and provides that excellent<br />

video quality. Another great component of the<br />

Z 30 is the touch-sensitive vari-angled screen,<br />

which allows you to see yourself and visualise<br />

firsthand what your audience is going to see.<br />

Nikon SnapBridge connectivity makes it easy<br />

to transfer files from your camera to your<br />

smartphone, so if you’re having to create a<br />

cover photo for your video, this makes it easy<br />

for you to directly transfer the jpegs to your<br />

phone and edit from there.<br />

I use a camera for my social media posts all<br />

the way through to my online courses. Using a<br />

quality camera i rather than your phone helps<br />

to level up your content in terms of sharpness,<br />

colour and overall visual clarity, and having<br />

quality content will further enhance the quality<br />

of your work<br />

Last but not least... have fun! Don’t be afraid<br />

to push the boundaries and create what you<br />

love. CBM<br />

Follow Kristine Fernandez<br />

on her YouTube channel,<br />

www.youtube.com/c/KristineFernandez<br />

or Instagram @ missfernandez__<br />

to learn more content creator tips.<br />

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SKIN<br />

WHEN<br />


MEETS<br />






CARE<br />

Skincare brands<br />

have poured<br />

millions of dollars into research and<br />

development, employing highly skilled<br />

biochemists to create new products<br />

delivered in formulations designed<br />

to enhance both the function and<br />

appearance of the skin.<br />

The result is that today’s skincare<br />

lines contain a whole heap of goodies<br />

that can affect a real positive change<br />

in your skin, improving skin tone and<br />

texture and helping to plump out fine<br />

lines and wrinkles.<br />

Elite skincare formulations contain<br />

active ingredients, many of which work<br />

on a cellular level. Cell-communicating<br />

ingredients such as Vitamin A and<br />

peptides can penetrate to deeper<br />

levels and either enhance or help to<br />

inhibit natural activities.<br />

Research shows that benefits for<br />

the skin can be obtained from plant<br />

extracts and essential oils as well as<br />

vitamins, enzymes, phytochemicals<br />

and more. Look for products<br />

containing antioxidants, AHAs, cellcommunicating<br />

and skin-brightening<br />

ingredients, and intercellular<br />

substances that mimic skin structure.<br />

For the products to work, these need<br />

to be at sufficient concentrations and<br />

synergies to allow them to retain their<br />

active properties.<br />

The following showcases just some<br />

of the common ingredients found<br />

in today’s skincare formulations to<br />

improve the function and appearance<br />

of the skin.<br />

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SKIN<br />

ALPHA<br />


ACIDS &<br />


Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), or<br />

glycolic or lactic acid, are derived<br />

from plant sources and milk. Glycolic<br />

comes from sugar cane, and lactic<br />

from milk. They work to exfoliate the<br />

skin and give a fresher appearance,<br />

reducing the look of fine lines.<br />

Alpha hydroxy acids, at high<br />

enough concentrations, result in<br />

moisturisation and stimulation of<br />

water-holding gels in the skin which<br />

cause plumpness, firmness and<br />

wrinkle reduction.<br />

AHAs are exremely effective<br />

exfoliants, improving skin texture<br />

and promoting radiance. But start<br />

out slow and apply AHA products<br />

every other day before building up<br />

to daily, to avoid irritation.<br />

Enzymes are non-acid plant-based<br />

exfoliants and are considered a<br />

more gentle alternative to AHAs.<br />

The main difference is that enzymes<br />

work to exfoliate the surface of the<br />

skin whereas AHAs can penetrate<br />

deeper to aid in cellular turnover.

1.<br />

5.<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

4.<br />

6.<br />

7.<br />

8.<br />

9.<br />

10.<br />

11.<br />

12.<br />

13.<br />

14. 15.<br />

16.<br />

1. Minenssey O-Polish Enzyme Resurfacing Mask 25ml, $20, 2. iS CLINICAL Active Serum 15ml, $143, 3. SkinMTX Night<br />

Resurfacing Booster 15ml, $79, 4. Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment 50ml, $184, 5. Sisley Exfoliating Enzyme<br />

Mask 40g, $150, 6. WiQo Smoothing Face Fluid 30ml, $138, 7. Charlotte Tilbury Super Radiance Resurfacing Facial, $99,<br />

8. Cosmedix Pure Enzymes 60g, $99, 9. Aesthetics Rx AHA Cream Cleanser 125ml, $59, 10. mesoestetic ultimate micropeel<br />

150ml, $129, 11. Medik8 Press & Clear 150ml, $64, 12. Skinstitut Glycolic Cleanser 12% 200ml, $49, 13. Ginger & ME AHA<br />

Cleanser 150ml, $57, 14. Dr Naomi Skin Walk Of Shine Aha Brightening Cleanser 140ml, $59, 15. Image Skincare Ageless<br />

total Resurfacing Masque, $72, 16. Paula’s Choice Daily Smoothing Treatment with 5% AHA, $51<br />

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SKIN<br />

Antioxidants are the skin’s bodyguards. They are substances that<br />

the body uses to protect itself from free radical damage, which is<br />

caused by scavenger molecules that attack healthy skin cells, usually<br />

from smoking, sun damage, pollution and alcohol consumption.<br />

Antioxidants help mop up this damage.<br />

Antioxidants in combination, studies suggest, can exert a<br />

cumulative synergistic action on the skin that is more effective than<br />

single ingredient formulations.<br />

Look for products containing Vitamins A, B3, C (more on these<br />

below) E and D, co-enzyme Q10, idebenone, lycopene, grapeseed<br />

extract, papaya, green tea, rosehip and resveratrol.<br />

1. Lük Beautifood Supergreens Lip Scrub with Chlorophyll, $28, 2.<br />

Biologi Bg Defence Anti-Pollution Serum 20ml, $58, 3. mesoestetic<br />

age element anti-wrinkle lip and contour 15ml, $129, 4. Cosmedix<br />

Elite Pepoxide 30ml, $139, 5. Aspect Super PD Complex 30ml, $136,<br />

6. Paula’s Choice Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum with Retinol<br />

30ml, $53, 7. Dr. LeWinn’s Reversaderm Corrective Skin Peel, 30ml,<br />

$39.95, 8. Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Antioxidant, $83,<br />

9. Vanessa Megan A+B+C Daily Face Cream with SPF 15 50ml,<br />

$64.95, 10. Societe Vitamin D Complex 48g, $199, 11. Enbacci Age<br />

Revitalising Eye Defence Cream 15ml, $88, 12. iS CLINICAL White<br />

Lightening Serum 15ml $127<br />

3.<br />

4.<br />

5.<br />

2.<br />

1.<br />

6. 7. 8.

11.<br />

9.<br />

10.<br />

12.<br />

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3.<br />

SKIN<br />

Vitamin A is often touted as the most effective<br />

important topical ingredient to prevent, restore,<br />

normalise and help repair damaged skin. Since our<br />

body does not make Vitamin A, our skin becomes<br />

deficient over time.<br />

For that reason, Vitamin A is a very important<br />

and necessary ingredient in all quality anti-ageing<br />

product lines.<br />

Arguably the most potent topical derivative of<br />

Vitamin A is retinol (retinoic acid), which is widely<br />

regarded as *the* anti-ageing solution. Retinol<br />

encourages better cell function and turnover to<br />

improve skin texture, increase collagen production<br />

to address fine lines, inhibit the enzyme tyrosinase<br />

to target excess and abnormal melanin production<br />

(hyperpigmentation), and regulate oil production<br />

to improve acne.<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

1. Aspect Extreme B17 30ml,<br />

$136, 2. Dr Naomi Skin Let<br />

It B 35ml, $119, 3. Synergie<br />

Skin Vitamin B 30ml, $125<br />

VITAMIN B3<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

1. O Cosmedics Potent Retinol Serum 0.5% 30ml,<br />

$97, 2. Synergie Skin Ultimate A 30ml, $139, 3. Feniu<br />

Advanced Retinol Repairing Eye Serum 30ml, $120,<br />

4. Sunday Riley A+ High-Dose Retinoid Serum 50ml,<br />

$128, 5. Kiehl’s Retinol Fast Release Wrinkle-Reducing<br />

Night Serum 28ml, $138, 6. Skinbetter Science<br />

AlphaRet Overnight Cream 30ml, $159<br />

4.<br />

5.<br />

6.<br />

Vitamin B3 (niacinamide) has really come to<br />

the fore in the anti-ageing war, taking its place<br />

alongside skincare veterans Vitamins A and<br />

C. Vitamin B3 increases ceramide production<br />

to increase natural hydration levels and skin<br />

luminosity; helps prevent the transfer of melanin<br />

from melanocyte to keratinocyte and thereby<br />

reducing hyperpigmentation; increases the<br />

natural immunity of the skin to defend against<br />

environmental stress; and reduces excess oil<br />

production. (Now that’s a busy little B!)<br />

Niacinamide, the physiologically active form<br />

of Vitamin B3, is part of the Vitamin B group and<br />

is water soluble. Used in anti-ageing products,<br />

studies have shown it stimulates collagen synthesis<br />

and fatty acid levels in skin.<br />

Typically used in serum form, Vitamin B3 can<br />

effectively treat acne, fade hyperpigmentation<br />

and improve skin barrier function, as well as<br />

help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It provides<br />

antioxidant properties for the skin and it has also<br />

been shown to have anti-inflammatory and healing<br />

properties, as well as help reduce skin sensitivity.

7.<br />

6.<br />

8.<br />

9.<br />

10.<br />


2.<br />

3.<br />

1.<br />

4.<br />

5.<br />

As L-ascorbic acid – the form of Vitamin C that<br />

the majority of medical papers refer to as being<br />

most active on human skin cells – Vitamin<br />

C works to increase collagen production to<br />

reduce fine lines and minimise scarring and is a<br />

potent anti-inflammatory.<br />

Vitamin C repairs and rejuvenates the skin. It<br />

also helps inhibit tyrosinase activity to address<br />

hyperpigmentation. Vitamins A and B are<br />

thought to perform best in a slightly alkaline<br />

environment, which means it is best to use<br />

these vitamins together, while applying Vitamin<br />

C, which operates best at a lower acidic pH,<br />

separately.<br />

Vitamin C is an antioxidant found naturally in<br />

the skin, which works with other antioxidants to<br />

prevent free radical damage. These are volatile<br />

molecules so look for a stabilised Vitamin<br />

C product to help reinforce the skin’s own<br />

defences and prevent long-term damage.<br />

1. Ultraceuticals Ultra Granule C Microfoliant 75ml, $88,<br />

2. Synergie Skin Effica C 30ml, $125, 3. No7 Radiance+<br />

15% Vitamin C Serum, 25ml, $34.99, 4. Sunday Riley<br />

CEO 15% Vitamin C Brightening Serum 30ml, $128,<br />

5. Lush Bright and Beautiful Vitamin C Exfoliating<br />

Facial Scrub 100g, $30.95, 6. mesoestetic age element<br />

brightening complex plus 5.5ml, $139, 7. Paula’s Choice<br />

Vitamin C25 Super Booster 5ml, $84, 8. Ole Henriksen<br />

Banana Bright + Eye Crème 15ml, $60, 9. PCA Skin C<br />

& E Advanced 28g, $198, 10. O Cosmedics Vitamin C<br />

Hemp Seed Oil 30ml, $123<br />

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ACID<br />

SKIN<br />

Hyaluronic acid is what gives skin its volume<br />

and fullness. One of its many claims to fame<br />

is that it can hold up to 1,000 times its weight<br />

in water (which equates to being a super<br />

skin hydrator!).<br />

Also known as hyaluronan or sodium<br />

hyaluronate, hyaluronic acid occurs naturally<br />

in the human body and is central to regulating<br />

cell growth and renewal. It is found extensively<br />

in connective, epithelial and neural cells. As<br />

such, hyaluronic acid has found its way into<br />

many skincare products, particularly antiwrinkle<br />

formulations.<br />

Hyaluronic acid is primarily used as a<br />

moisturising agent. Because of its ability to<br />

“latch” onto huge numbers of water molecules<br />

and bring them into the cells of the skin, it is an<br />

extremely effective moisturiser.<br />

The fact that this acid binds with water<br />

accounts for the special interest in hyaluronic<br />

acid in cosmetic enhancement. When injected<br />

under the skin in the form of dermal fillers, it<br />

provides fullness and plumpness at the site,<br />

replacing lost volume on the face, filling in lines<br />

and wrinkles and, depending where applied,<br />

creating the illusion of more prominent<br />

cheekbones and fuller lips.<br />

For good reason, hyaluronic acid is often<br />

dubbed as the key to the fountain of youth.<br />

Look for products containing hyaluronic acid,<br />

hyaluronan and sodium hyaluronate.<br />

1.<br />

1. Purely Byron Native Sunrise<br />

Blend Moisturiser, $100,<br />

2. Antipodes Flora Probiotic<br />

Skin-Rescue Hyaluronic Mask<br />

75g, $48, 3. Kiehl’s Super Multi-<br />

Corrective Cream 50ml, $108, 4.<br />

Image Skincare Ageless total pure<br />

hyaluronic 6 filler 30ml, $139.95,<br />

5. esmi Skin Minerals Hydrating<br />

Hyaluronic Acid Serum 30ml, $65,<br />

6. PCA Skin Hyaluronic Boosting<br />

Serum 30ml, $229, 7. CAUDALIE<br />

Premier Cru The Serum 30ml, $175<br />

3.<br />

2.<br />

4.<br />

5.<br />


LIPIDS<br />

Lipids are a large and diverse group of<br />

biologically important molecules that<br />

are essential to life. Fatty acids, fats,<br />

oils, waxes, steroids and phospholipids<br />

are types of lipids. Major roles include<br />

cell membrane structure, energy<br />

storage and cell communication.<br />

They are used in skincare products as<br />

an emollient and, because of their rich,<br />

luxurious feel, many are designed for<br />

use on dry, chafed and inflamed skin.<br />

Lipids are naturally produced by<br />

the skin and serve to maintain the<br />

skin’s natural barrier function and<br />

prevent moisture loss. Ceramides (a<br />

naturally occurring skin lipid found<br />

within the cell membrane) and evening<br />

primrose oil (abundant in omega 6<br />

fatty acids) are good examples of these<br />

nourishing lipids. Also look out for<br />

products containing jojoba, coconut,<br />

macadamia, olive and avocado oils,<br />

shea butter and wheatgerm.<br />

1. CeraVe Moisturising Cream<br />

340g, $19.99, 2. The Secret Serum<br />

30g, $130, 3. Tropicology Avocado<br />

Revitalising Serum 50ml, $109.95,<br />

4. IT Cosmetics Confidence In a<br />

Cream 60ml, $79, 5. Sisley Supremÿa<br />

At Night The Supreme Anti-Aging Skin<br />

Care Lotion 140ml, $340<br />

3.<br />

7.<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

4.<br />

5.<br />

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SKIN<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

1. Medik8 Liquid Peptides 30ml, $104, 2. Skinstitut Expert Reset<br />

Skin-Firming Peptide Serum 30ml, $99, 3. Glow Lab Pro-Collagen<br />

Plumping Night Cream 50g, $27, 4. Paula’s Choice Peptide Booster<br />

20ml, $79, 5. Dermaquest Nourishing Peptide Cream 56.7ml, $185,<br />

6. Dose & Co Collagen Peptides Peach 200g, $34.99<br />

3.<br />

5.<br />

6.<br />

4.<br />


Peptides are one of the newer ingredient groups<br />

to hit the anti-ageing skincare scene and many<br />

studies have shown significant results. Acting as<br />

chemical messengers, peptides communicate with<br />

cells to perform a specific function. They are highly<br />

respected for their ability to penetrate the skin and<br />

activate their target.<br />

Peptides “turn on” the fibroblasts, which are<br />

essential for building and repairing the skin and a<br />

basic requirement for anti-ageing success.<br />

Peptides are small molecules of at least two or<br />

more amino acids chemically linked together. When<br />

certain amino acids are combined, they create<br />

specific peptides (the different combinations are<br />

virtually limitless and many experts believe we<br />

haven’t even touched the surface).<br />

Peptides have a variety of functions, primarily they<br />

help to stimulate collagen, combat what is known as<br />

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

which is a metabolic process that damages collagen<br />

in the body, and reduce pigmentation.<br />

The science came from the discovery that when<br />

collagen is damaged by sunlight, it is broken up<br />

into peptides. Certain peptides formed were able<br />

to act as a signal to skin cells to make new collagen,<br />

meaning we could improve wrinkled skin by<br />

fooling the skin into thinking it had been damaged<br />

by applying this peptide. Peptides are cellcommunicating<br />

and can potentially trigger specific<br />

things in the skin, so that they might improve<br />

wrinkles, or firmness, or age spots, for example.

1.<br />

2.<br />


DNA repair enzymes, stem cells and growth<br />

factors have more recently become a hot topic<br />

in many research sectors. A study of DNA repair<br />

was even awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry<br />

in 2015.<br />

The future of anti-ageing, especially in terms<br />

of skincare products, is looking towards ‘gene<br />

creams’ that address the skin’s deeper biological<br />

concerns: DNA damage and stem cell stimulation.<br />

DNA repair enzymes are particularly exciting.<br />

They seek out and then repair damaged DNA<br />

from UV damage, pollutants and ageing. This<br />

leads to healthier, less damaged skin, which<br />

aesthetically means less brown spots, wrinkles<br />

and dullness since those all tend to be signs of<br />

DNA damage.<br />

1. CALECIM Professional<br />

Restorative Hydration<br />

Cream 50g, $359<br />

2. SkinMTX TeloZyme<br />

Youth Activator 20ml, $139<br />


(the single-most<br />

important<br />

skincare product)<br />

Yes, that’s right people, sunscreen tops the list! They<br />

are, first and foremost, products to help prevent<br />

damage and extrinsic ageing of the skin. Given that<br />

UV light is the fundamental basis of environmental<br />

ageing (and hands-down the most damaging<br />

element to human skin), zinc oxide used in a broadspectrum<br />

sunblock should be your number-one<br />

skincare ingredient, protecting you against the<br />

harmful rays of the sun. Look for sunscreens that<br />

have both physical and chemical blockers plus<br />

antioxidants.<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

1. Synergie Skin Uber Zinc 50ml, $120, 2. Dermalogica Dynamic Skin<br />

Recovery SPF 50 50ml, $119, 3. We Are Feel Good Inc. Good Morning<br />

SPF 50 50ml, $34.95, 4. esmi Skin Minerals Skin Shield SPF 50ml, $45<br />

3.<br />

4.<br />

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The<br />

skin<br />

you’re<br />

in<br />

As the body’s largest organ and one of its<br />

most essential systems, the skin’s functions go<br />

far beyond the aesthetic. The skin regulates<br />

internal temperature; perceives external<br />

stimuli and transmits the information to<br />

the brain; protects from potentially harmful<br />

substances; and stores essential nutrients.<br />

Skin is comprised of three main layers –<br />

epidermis, dermis and hypodermis – all of<br />

which vary significantly in their anatomy<br />

and function.


The epidermis is the outer-most layer of the<br />

skin and continually renews and regenerates.<br />

Ultimately, all the cells in the epidermis<br />

originate from a single layer of basal cells<br />

in its basement membrane – these are<br />

called keratinocytes, which are stacked on<br />

top of each other to form several strata,<br />

melanocytes and dendritic cells.<br />

Keratinocytes develop in the basal layer<br />

and rise, losing their central nucleus and<br />

producing skin proteins called keratins and<br />

fats called lipids, before being shed from<br />

the surface of the skin as dead cells. As they<br />

move towards the surface of the skin, their<br />

form changes and they create distinct layers<br />

known – from the bottom up – as the basal<br />

layer, the spiny layer, granular layer, stratum<br />

and stratum corneum.<br />

In the spiny layer, the keratinocytes make<br />

lipid fat cells which discharge as the cells<br />

move up through the granular layer, forming<br />

a moisture-carrying mortar around the basal<br />

cells, which are now called corneocytes.<br />

These effectively dead and flattened cells<br />

form the protective outer layer of skin,<br />

which is worn away in a process known as<br />

desquamation. The entire process normally<br />

takes around 30 days – although sunburn,<br />

injury or cosmetically stripping the outer<br />

layer speeds the process.<br />

The stratum corneum retains moisture in<br />

the lower skin layers, comprising up to 15<br />

percent water. Moisture loss is regulated by<br />

the lipids, while dead cells are cleared away<br />

by skin enzymes.<br />

Men tend to have a thicker stratum<br />

corneum than women; they tend to have<br />

more collagen and produce more sebum,<br />

making the lipid layer of their skin thicker<br />

and the cell renewal process slower.<br />

Melanocytes produce melanin, which<br />

contributes to skin colour and provides UV<br />

protection. Dendritic (or Langerhans) cells<br />

are involved in the immune system of the<br />

skin. They consume foreign materials that<br />

invade the epidermis and transfer out of the<br />

skin to stimulate an immune response.<br />

DERMIS<br />

Between the epidermis and the<br />

subcutaneous fat layer lies the dermis,<br />

which contains connective tissue and houses<br />

the arteries, hair follicles, lymph vessels,<br />

sensation receptors, sweat glands and<br />

veins. This thicker dermal layer is composed<br />

primarily of collagen, which is responsible<br />

for the strength and elasticity of the skin. It is<br />

held together by a protein called elastin that<br />

is produced by fibroblast cells. The dermis<br />

also contains moisture-storing glycoproteins<br />

and hyaluronic acid, which have the ability<br />

to attract and bind hundreds of times its<br />

weight in water. Here, collagen and elastin<br />

production decline with ageing.<br />


The hypodermis, also referred to as the<br />

subcutis, subcutaneous layer or superficial<br />

fascia, is the bottommost layer. As the<br />

deepest component of skin, the hypodermis<br />

is made up of a loose network of fat and<br />

collagen cells. It acts as a protective cushion<br />

and helps insulate the body by monitoring<br />

heat gain and heat loss. The thickness of this<br />

layer can vary significantly in individuals and<br />

in different parts of the body. CBM<br />

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epigenetics<br />

and the<br />

skin ageing<br />

solution<br />





mesoestetic ® , global<br />

leaders in medical and aesthetic<br />

cosmetics, have developed an<br />

anti-ageing solution based on the<br />

science of epigenetics, which is able<br />

to counteract the signs of ageing in<br />

the skin and enhance beauty in each<br />

stage of life.<br />

The innovative products target all<br />

the signs of ageing independently<br />

and intensely, helping to treat the<br />

loss of brightness and firmness, as<br />

well as the visible appearance of<br />

wrinkles and expression lines.<br />




As we age, so too does our skin. Genetics<br />

can explain part of this process. However,<br />

more than 80% of skin ageing is caused<br />

by environmental conditions and lifestyle.<br />

These factors promote the activation of<br />

epigenetic markers, becoming the main<br />

accelerators of signs of skin ageing.<br />

Epigenetics is the set of external<br />

factors that can effect DNA activity<br />

without changing its sequence. Using<br />

music as a metaphor, we could say that<br />

genetics is the score and epigenetics is its<br />

interpretation: the score is the basis, but<br />

the final result will be largely defined by<br />

its interpretation. Therefore, our lifestyle<br />

plays a significant role in these epigenetic<br />

changes, which in turn can activate or

deactivate certain parts of our genetic<br />

code. Understanding this is key to<br />

being able to synchronise our skin’s<br />

natural protection and repair processes<br />

and, as a result, being able to help<br />

prevent or reverse the appearance of<br />

skin ageing.<br />

After years of research into the<br />

science of epigenetics, mesoestetic ®<br />

has developed age element ® , a range<br />

of solutions that target the epigenetic<br />

markers responsible for skin ageing, to<br />

help minimise its visible effects.<br />

Often multiple signs of ageing<br />

appear at the same time, which is<br />

why mesoestetic ® has developed<br />

products in this avant-garde range<br />

that can be combined to achieve a<br />

synergistic and complementary action.<br />

This allows for both the treatment of a<br />

primary concern while addressing and<br />

improving the appearance of other<br />

ageing concerns at the same time,<br />

making these anti-ageing solutions<br />

100% personalised.<br />

Tailored anti-ageing<br />

skincare<br />

age element ® includes three product<br />

lines, all of which have an anti-ageing<br />

epigenetic and wide-spectrum<br />

antioxidant action that helps protect<br />

skin from the negative effects of<br />

external aggressors.<br />

Depending on the signs of ageing<br />

that you wish to target – skin laxity,<br />

tone/texture, wrinkles, etc – by<br />

combining products from the following<br />

product lines you can create a tailored<br />

routine for optimal results.<br />

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If you’re looking to target skin laxity<br />

and loss of definition, peptides and<br />

phytoactive tightening ingredients<br />

can achieve a visibly firmer, smoother<br />

and more defined facial contour.<br />

age element ® firming solutions help<br />

combat flaccidity and visible loss<br />

of definition of facial contours to<br />

enhance the appearance of skin<br />

texture and elasticity.<br />

age element firming cream,<br />

$149 – provides a tightening effect<br />

while deeply moisturising. Improves<br />

the visible appearance of wrinkles<br />

thanks to its combination of four<br />

types of hyaluronic acid in different<br />

molecular forms.<br />

age element firming eye contour,<br />

$129 – a cream for the eye area with<br />

a tightening action. It helps provide<br />

a lifting and revitalising effect.<br />

age element firming concentrate,<br />

$179 – a concentrated serum<br />

with lifting effect. With a high<br />

concentration of firming active<br />

ingredients, it provides the skin<br />

with visible elasticity, while helping<br />

to plump the appearance of the<br />

complexion.<br />




If your main concerns are loss of skin<br />

luminosity, irregular tone and the first<br />

signs of expression lines, stabilised<br />

vitamin C and hyaluronic acid are your<br />

main allies. The age element ® brightening<br />

solutions have an intensive antioxidant<br />

action helping to provide a visibly<br />

brighter, more even-looking skin tone<br />

and a revitalised appearance.<br />

age element brightening cream,<br />

$139 – revitalises and visibly evens<br />

out skin tone, while restoring a more<br />

hydrated complexion. Suitable for<br />

dull, lacklustre skin to help combat<br />

the first signs of ageing and for<br />

skin exposed to oxidative stress:<br />

UV radiation, blue light, smoking,<br />

pollution or stress.<br />

age element brightening eye<br />

contour, $98 – specifically for the<br />

eye area to help visibly brighten and<br />

reduce the appearance of under-eye<br />

circles and visible expression lines.<br />

age element brightening<br />

concentrate, $179 – a serum<br />

with high concentration of<br />

antioxidant and brightening active<br />

ingredients. It provides visible<br />

radiance and intensively evens out<br />

the appearance of skin tone. Its<br />

powerful antioxidant and clarifying<br />

action helps reduce visible dark<br />

spots and imperfections and treats<br />

the signs of premature ageing.<br />

age element brightening complex<br />

plus, $139 – a concentrated solution<br />

containing 15% vitamin C in powder<br />

form, which is combined with the<br />

liquid phase of the product before<br />

application. The liquid phase<br />

combines hyaluronic acid and<br />

a trisaccharide to promote skin<br />

renewal and provide immediate and<br />

long-lasting hydration. Ideal for dull,<br />

lacklustre skin showing first signs<br />

of ageing, and for skin exposed to<br />

oxidative stress.



The appearance of wrinkles and<br />

the deepening of expression lines<br />

are a sign of thin, fragile skin and<br />

loss of facial volume. Retinol helps<br />

retexturise the skin and biopeptides<br />

aid in protecting and restoring the<br />

skin. The age element ® anti-wrinkle<br />

solutions promote the mechanisms<br />

of skin revitalisation to reduce<br />

the appearance of wrinkles and<br />

expression lines while helping to<br />

prevent them from visibly forming.<br />

age element anti-wrinkle cream,<br />

$169 – day retexturising cream with<br />

preventative and corrective action<br />

on the appearance of wrinkles and<br />

expression lines. The combination of<br />

soft focus pigments and hyaluronic<br />

acid visibly fills wrinkles and reduces<br />

the appearance of imperfections.<br />

Suitable for skin with uneven texture,<br />

visible pores and wrinkles.<br />

age element anti-wrinkle night<br />

cream, $179 – with revitalising and<br />

intensive repairing action, it helps<br />

restore the skin during the night<br />

while intensively nourishing and<br />

moisturising. Suitable for skin with<br />

an uneven texture, visible pores,<br />

lines and wrinkles.<br />

age element anti-wrinkle eye<br />

contour, $129 – a cream that<br />

helps to reduce the appearance<br />

of under-eye bags and circles and<br />

also reduces and smooths the<br />

appearance of wrinkles. Suitable<br />

for skin with visible wrinkles in<br />

the eye contour, dryness, puffiness<br />

and pigmented under-eye circles<br />

or bags.<br />

age element anti-wrinkle<br />

concentrate, $179 – a concentrated<br />

serum with revitalising action<br />

that visibly smooths and plumps,<br />

minimising the appearance<br />

of wrinkles. It contains a high<br />

concentration of active ingredients<br />

that promote a filling effect.<br />

age element anti-wrinkle lip and<br />

contour, $129 – provides a visible<br />

plumping and anti-wrinkle action<br />

for the lip area. It helps smooth the<br />

appearance of ‘barcode wrinkles’<br />

and marionette lines and provides<br />

hydration and visible volume to the<br />

lips, producing a filling effect. CBM<br />


mesoestetic ® ’s new age element ® solutions are available at<br />

select skin clinics across Australia. For more information,<br />

visit advancedcosmeceuticals.com.au or call 1800 242 011.<br />

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HydraFacial<br />

3 steps.<br />

30 minutes.<br />

The best<br />

skin of<br />

your life.<br />






HydraFacial has taken the<br />

beauty and skincare worlds<br />

by storm with its impressive,<br />

instant results and ability to<br />

treat all skin types, all age<br />

groups and all genders.<br />

Creating a brand-new category in<br />

skin health and beauty, it is an in-clinic<br />

treatment that uses a unique delivery<br />

system to cleanse, extract and hydrate.<br />

HydraFacial offers the complete package<br />

for clearer, smoother, more radiant skin:<br />

exfoliation, deep cleaning, extraction and<br />

hydration infusion all in the one system,<br />

with no downtime and no discomfort.<br />

Delivering the results of a medicalgrade<br />

facial in under 30 minutes,<br />

HydraFacial is more than a skin<br />

resurfacing technique – it’s a game-<br />

changing skin experience.<br />

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HOW DOES<br />


HydraFacial uses patented Vortex Fusion<br />

technology to cleanse, extract and hydrate,<br />

improving the appearance of fine lines<br />

and wrinkles, congested and enlarged<br />

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

hyperpigmentation and brown spots. One<br />

treatment noticeably decongests and<br />

shrinks pores, while plumping the skin with<br />

antioxidant and hyaluronic acid infusions.<br />

Each HydraFacial treatment uses the same<br />

multi-step treatment process to guarantee<br />

consistent, noticeable skin revitalisation. The<br />

three steps involved work together to elevate<br />

good results to exceptional results.<br />

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

which involves a deep cleanse and gentle<br />

exfoliation and resurfacing to uncover a new<br />

layer of skin. The second step is Extract +<br />

Hydrate, which includes a painless vortex<br />

extraction device that removes debris<br />

from your pores while delivering intense<br />

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

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

hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamins<br />

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

your complexion.<br />

More recently, HydraFacial has partnered<br />

with leading skincare brands to offer addon<br />

Boosters to the treatment, including the<br />

Murad Retinol Booster to accelerate skin<br />

surface renewal and plump the skin, and the<br />

soon-to-be-released JLo Beauty Booster for<br />

a show-stopping dewy-fresh glow. CBM<br />

Easy as<br />

1, 2, 3<br />

Every HydraFacial consists<br />

of these three simple steps<br />

– but offers endless ways to<br />

personalise based on your<br />

skin goals.<br />


Deeply cleanses and softens skin<br />

to help loosen dead skin cells<br />

and prep for extractions<br />


Removes congestion from pores<br />

with painless suction<br />


Saturates the skin’s surface<br />

with intense moisturisers and<br />

nourishing peptides

The<br />

ultimate<br />

before and<br />

after<br />

See instant results with every<br />

treatment. Hydrafacial can help<br />

target concerns such as:<br />

Fine lines and wrinkles<br />

Elasticity and firmness<br />

Hydration<br />

Congestion and acne<br />

Dark spots<br />

Pigmentation<br />

Pore size<br />

Overall skin rejuvenation<br />


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

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

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Summer<br />

Skincare<br />

Tips<br />







Cheryl Ross grew up in the country and<br />

spent much of her time bushwalking<br />

with her dad. It was on these walks he<br />

pointed out and explained the abundance of<br />

different native botanicals. This was the start of<br />

Cheryl’s journey through the healing properties<br />

of botanicals, and the inspiration behind<br />

Minenssey Skincare.<br />

A former international model and cosmetics<br />

formulator, Cheryl’s goal from the beginning<br />

was clear. She wanted to create a range of<br />

skincare products, packed full of highly effective<br />

and nutrient-rich Australian native botanicals,<br />

to enhance skin health and boost radiance<br />

while providing a calming and uplifting<br />

sensory experience.<br />

After years of study and research, Minenssey<br />

Skincare was launched, a premium range<br />

that harnesses the alchemy of science to<br />

unlock the full potential and activity of native<br />

ingredients. CBM<br />

AHC Red<br />

Cream, $79<br />

Caudelie Paris<br />

Beauty Elixir, $74<br />

MOR Skincare<br />

Hydrate Refreshing<br />

Mist, $44.95

Fiorga Paris<br />

NCEF-Shot<br />

Supreme<br />

Polyrevitalizing<br />

Concentrate, $135<br />






1.<br />

Start your summer skincare in<br />

spring by using the Minenssey Skin<br />

Revival Clay Mask set. The skin’s<br />

renewal cycle is 21 days, so by<br />

starting in spring your skin will look<br />

great come summer!<br />

2.<br />

Hydrate, hydrate and then hydrate<br />

some more all through summer.<br />

This applies to all skin types,<br />

even if you have oily skin (fact:<br />

oily skin is often a symptom of<br />

dehydration. Drink plenty of water<br />

so you are also hydrating from<br />

within. A product that can be used<br />

on all skin types is the Minenssey<br />

Hydrating Quencing Aqua Cream.<br />

3.<br />

In between your morning and<br />

nightly skincare routine, use mists<br />

and essences to refresh the skin<br />

and keep it glowing. Try Minenssey<br />

Hydrating SOS Mist and Minenssey<br />

Hydrating Dynamic Facial Essence.<br />

4.<br />

Use gentle exfoliating products to<br />

ensure active cellular turnover.<br />

Minenssey Skin Revival<br />

Clay Mask Set, $79<br />

Minenssey Hydrating<br />

Dynamic Facial Essence, $65<br />

Minenssey Hydrating<br />

SOS Mist, $40<br />

Minenssey Hydrating<br />

Quenching Aqua Cream, $75<br />

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Beauty<br />

sleep in<br />

a bottle<br />




If the tale of Sleeping Beauty<br />

has taught us anything, it’s that<br />

beauty and sleep are like peas in<br />

a pod. And it’s not just a fairytale –<br />

science says that while we sleep our<br />

body goes to work repairing and<br />

renewing damaged skin cells and<br />

making sure we wake up looking<br />

refreshed and beautiful.<br />

Our skin works all day to protect<br />

itself from damage, but while we’re<br />

sleeping it switches into ‘recovery<br />

mode’. This is when skin focuses on<br />

intense repair and regeneration<br />

(up to three times faster than<br />

during the day). Production of<br />

collagen is boosted, harmful free<br />

radicals are destroyed and cell<br />

damage is repaired.<br />



SERUM<br />

You can maximise the overnight<br />

skin renewal process, when your<br />

skin is optimally ready and waiting<br />

to absorb nutrients, with specialised<br />

skincare products designed to<br />

work overnight.<br />

The new SkinMTX Night<br />

Resurfacing Booster+ is the ultimate<br />

restorative formulation to help<br />

rejuvenate your complexion while<br />

you sleep. This “Beauty Sleep”<br />

formula combines the powers of<br />

exceptional exfoliation, remarkable<br />

restoration and hyper hydration to<br />

achieve the ultimate complexion<br />

revitalisation – all while you sleep!



SkinMTX is a dermatologicalgrade<br />

skincare brand formulated<br />

for proven, sustainable results.<br />

Driving innovations in aesthetic<br />

skincare for over two decades,<br />

SkinMTX provides a range of<br />

in-clinic and home-care Aesthetic<br />

Dermatology, Anti-Ageing,<br />

Anti-Acne, Skin Brightening<br />

and Special Care lines which<br />

deliver optimal efficacy with<br />

superior reliability. Leveraging<br />

Swiss expertise in the field<br />

of skin treatment solutions,<br />

SkinMTX is formulated with<br />

clinically-proven actives that<br />

offer unrivalled potency, helping<br />

provide efficacious and visible<br />

improvements to skin concerns.<br />




BOOSTER+<br />

• Ultra-rejuvenating cocktail of<br />

5 peptides<br />

• Gentle multi-layer retexturing<br />

combination of 3 AHA & BHA<br />

• Ultra-immersive moisturisation<br />

The latest in overnight skincare,<br />

SkinMTX Night Resurfacing<br />

Booster+ serum contains a blend of<br />

5 carefully selected bio-compatible<br />

growth factors combined with<br />

vitamin B9 and amino acids. Each<br />

growth factor helps activate different<br />

receptors to encourage a variety<br />

of core functions of the skin. This<br />

non-animal derived placental-like<br />

complex provides nourishment to<br />

help boost visible skin revival.<br />

The overnight serum also contains<br />

a powerful combination of triple<br />

AHA concentrate – mandelic acid,<br />

glycolic acid and lactic acid with<br />

salicylic acid. The water-soluble<br />

AHAs help to shed off dull and<br />

rough surfaces while minimising<br />

the appearance of blemishes<br />

with visible improvement in the<br />

appearance of fine lines, wrinkles,<br />

and uneven skin tone.<br />

The lipid-soluble BHA reduces<br />

sebum levels and helps refine the<br />

appearance of enlarged pores for<br />

clear, shine-free, smooth skin.<br />

This product is also big on<br />

moisturisation. It’s targeted to<br />

hydrate and retain moisture in all<br />

layers of the skin, using an advanced<br />

complex of 7 hyaluronic acids (HA)<br />

with different molecular weights.<br />

This delivers strong moisturising and<br />

film-forming properties, helping the<br />

skin to preserve its elasticity, tone<br />

and suppleness for an overall more<br />

youthful-looking appearance.<br />

Efficacious yet exceptionally<br />

gentle, SkinMTX Night Resurfacing<br />

Booster+ enables you to wake up<br />

to a visibly refreshed, rejuvenated<br />

complexion! Beauty doesn’t happen<br />

overnight – until now! CBM<br />

WHERE TO<br />

GET IT<br />

Available at SkinMTX ® clinics<br />

nationwide and at skinmtx.com.au<br />

@skinmtx.australia<br />

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TRIED&<br />

TESTED<br />

&loved<br />



Garnier x Take 3 for the Sea<br />

Garnier has partnered with nonprofit movement Take 3 for<br />

the Sea to help fight the impact of plastic pollution. For every<br />

Garnier product purchased at Woolworths before the end of the<br />

year, the beauty brand will support the removal of 3 pieces of<br />

plastic from Australian oceans.<br />

Goldwell DualSenses<br />

Color Repair and<br />

Radiance Balm,<br />

$30.50.This is a great<br />

balm not just for<br />

coloured hair but for<br />

all hair types. It works<br />

to repair and improve<br />

the radiance of dry and<br />

dull hair.<br />

Fenty Makeup Brushes, from $46. RiRi’s<br />

super-soft makeup brushes and makeup<br />

sponge deliver everything you need to create<br />

a flawless face. The range includes brushes for<br />

highlighting, foundation, blush, eyes and lips. A<br />

must-have in your makeup kit!<br />

MOR Skincare Hydrate Restorative Mask, $39.95.<br />

This pack holds 5 sheet masks which all contain a<br />

blend of caviar, seaweed and hydrolyzed pear extract<br />

to really rehydrate even the driest of skins.

Colgate Optic White Pro Series Teeth<br />

Whitening Treatment, $35. There’s<br />

nothing better to offset glowing summer<br />

skin than lovely white teeth. Use this<br />

pen before bed and let it work its<br />

magic overnight.<br />

La Roche Posay Anthelios 50+<br />

Invisible Spray, $37.95. Just one of<br />

the great suncreens in the range, this is<br />

suitable for all skin types and a mustwear<br />

not just during summer but all year.<br />

Serge Luten Collection Noir Fragrances,<br />

$213 each. The beautiful collection of 10<br />

distinct fragrances perfectly reflect the brand’s<br />

DNA. Each one illustrates, through smell, a<br />

different journey or time and the emotions that<br />

accompany.<br />

Bond No. 9 Refillable Lipstick in Chelsea<br />

Shade, $159. This is pure luxury – from its<br />

appearance to its wearability. The line comes<br />

comes in a range of timeless colours and all<br />

lipsticks are refillable.<br />

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SKIN<br />






Internationally revered skincare<br />

brand iS Clinical has just dropped<br />

its new Cleansing Complex<br />

Polish, which deep-cleanses both<br />

the surface of your skin and inside<br />

your pores.<br />

This multi-purpose cleansing<br />

scrub instantly smooths, resurfaces<br />

and softens skin, and is excellent<br />

for all skin types and ages. It<br />

thoroughly cleanses the surface and<br />

pores of the skin without drying or<br />

stripping essential natural oils. A<br />

3-in-1 multitasker, it works as a deep<br />

cleanser, toner and makeup remover<br />

and leaves skin clean and soft.<br />


Deep-cleanses skin<br />

and pores without drying<br />

Excellent for oily and<br />

blemish-prone skin, as well<br />

as ageing, dull, dry and<br />

sensitive skin<br />

Gives the appearance<br />

of smaller pores<br />

Smooths and softens<br />

Safe and effective physical<br />


Physical and biochemical<br />

exfoliators unite in this lightweight,<br />

foamy gel. Physical exfoliation<br />

is provided by Microcrystalline<br />

Cellulose Beads and Jojoba Esters,<br />

which are suitable alternatives to<br />

non-eco-friendly microplastics.<br />

Chemical exfoliation is provided<br />

by botanically derived Glycolic and<br />

Salicylic Acids (Sugarcane Extract<br />

and Willow Bark Extract), which<br />

are the same botanical ingredients<br />

found in iS Clinical’s award-winning<br />

Cleansing Complex.<br />

Designed for all skin types,<br />

Cleansing Complex Polish is a<br />

complete facial experience in a<br />

single product, helping to instantly<br />

deep-cleanse pores, smooth, polish<br />

and soften the skin. It is ideal for<br />

blemish-prone skin and also<br />

benefits those with large or<br />

congested pores, ageing, rough, dry<br />

and sensitive skin.<br />

Cleansing Complex Polish is<br />

formulated for use on wet skin.<br />

Simply apply a small amount of<br />

product in the palm of your hand<br />

and use your fingertips to massage<br />

your face and neck, gently rubbing<br />

in a circular motion. Rinse with cool<br />

water and immediately pat dry.<br />

A nifty little hack we’ve discovered<br />

is that the product also serves<br />

as a mini masque! Just leave the<br />

cleanser on your skin for an extra<br />

minute or two before you rinse it off.<br />

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SKIN<br />


iS Clinical by Innovative Skincare is<br />

an advanced pharmaceutical-grade<br />

cosmeceutical range using 95-98%<br />

botanically derived ingredients in<br />

their most pure and potent form.<br />

The comprehensive product line is<br />

the culmination of precise chemical<br />

formulations based on extensive<br />

knowledge of dermatological<br />

biochemistry and the highest-grade<br />

ingredients available. The products<br />

within the range are multitasking,<br />

suitable for all skin types and ages, and<br />

designed to improve overall skin health.<br />

Clinically validated by numerous<br />

independent third-party studies,<br />

this powerful transformative<br />

cosmeceutical range is designed<br />

to achieve dramatic and visible<br />

improvements to the skin. CBM


Microcrystalline Cellulose,<br />

Jojoba Esters 15.0%<br />

Unique blend of naturally<br />

derived biodegradable exfoliants<br />

as a suitable alternative to<br />

non-eco-friendly microplastics.<br />

Glycerin 5.0%<br />

Hydrator and humectant.<br />

Saccharum Officinarum<br />

(Sugarcane) Extract 1.0%<br />

Botanically derived source of<br />

Glycolic Acid derived from<br />

Sugarcane. Gently exfoliates the<br />

skin for a renewed complexion.<br />

Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract<br />

(Source of Salicylic Acid) 1.0%<br />

Encourages desquamation by<br />

‘dissolving’ intercellular ‘cement’<br />

with no inflammatory effects. Also<br />

deep-cleanses pores and removes<br />

debris within hair follicles.<br />

Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria)<br />

Flower Extract 1.0%<br />

(Chamomile Extract)<br />

Highly active antioxidant that<br />

possesses anti-irritant, antiviral and<br />

photoprotective properties.<br />


iS Clinical Cleansing Complex Polish, RRP $70 + GST,<br />

is available from select stockists. Head to<br />

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

and retailers in Australia and New Zealand.<br />

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Xerjoff is an Italian perfume<br />

house which melds together<br />

art, culture and fragrance<br />

to produce four exquisite perfume<br />

collections.<br />

The luxury brand was recently<br />

launched into the Australian<br />

fragrance market by bespoke<br />

distributors Agence de Parfum. In<br />

fact, as soon as Nick Smart, CEO<br />

of Agence de Parfum – Australia’s<br />

leading niche fragrance distributor<br />

– had the opportunity to smell this<br />

unique range of perfumes, he just<br />

had to include them in his avantgarde<br />

collection of fragrances.<br />

Xerjoff, the nickname of creator<br />

Sergio Momo, given to him by his<br />

Croatian grandmother, was launched<br />

in Turin, Italy in 2007. Sergio grew<br />

up in a family where perfume was a<br />

passion of his parents, particularly<br />

his father, who travelled the world<br />

documenting and bringing home<br />

unique perfumes and ingredients.<br />

One of the early ingredients he<br />

introduced Sergio to was the Alps<br />

Mountain Orchid, which is extremely<br />

rare and has a fragrance like no<br />

other. Sergio’s father also instilled<br />

in him the belief that ingredients<br />

should be as natural as possible.<br />

Before Sergio started Xerjoff, he<br />

spent years learning as much as<br />

he could about fragrances and the<br />

different distillery process so that<br />

his offerings would be visionary and<br />

compelling, even to those with the<br />

most discerning noses and distinctly<br />

different fragrance desires.<br />

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The result is the Xerjoff group<br />

of fragrances, which form a rare<br />

mix of Italian style, tradition and<br />

innovation. The highest quality<br />

raw materials are specially sourced<br />

from around the world to create<br />

precious perfumes that embrace the<br />

wearer in an olfactory experience<br />

like no other, set off by exclusive<br />

flacons manufactured in Italy by the<br />

best craftspeople. These essences<br />

are created in Grasse, Spain and<br />

Italy. Xerjoff Group also carries<br />

out bespoke projects for private<br />

customers, including Middle Eastern<br />

and European Royal families.<br />

THE ART OF<br />


Sergio and his stable of gifted<br />

perfumers use fractional distillation,<br />

which is a highly technical extraction<br />

process and makes it possible<br />

to break down the scent of an<br />

ingredient into various constituents<br />

and isolate the exact molecules<br />

that contain the desired scent.<br />

The fractional distillery process is<br />

then combined with a co-distillation<br />

process which dates back to<br />

the earliest recorded times of<br />

perfume making.<br />

In the past, getting the best out<br />

of many of the ingredients was<br />

incredibly difficult, especially using<br />

the more natural ones, but not with<br />

this combined distillation process.<br />

The end result of this joint process<br />

is a collection of some of the most<br />

exquisite and unique perfumes for<br />

women and men.<br />

Some of Xerjoff’s world-famous<br />

perfumers include Jacques Fiori,<br />

Angeline Leporini, Mathieu Nardin<br />

and Christian Carbonnel.



Having studied design at university,<br />

Sergio ensures all his fragrances<br />

not only appeal to the olfactory<br />

senses but they are presented in a<br />

way which can only be described as<br />

works of art. An amalgamation of<br />

precious and semi-precious handcut<br />

stones, quartz, Murano glass,<br />

brass and gold are used in the<br />

handcrafted bottles. These bottles<br />

are then topped with the signature<br />

Xerjoff stopper.<br />

There are, to date, 163 Xerjoff<br />

fragrances, each very distinctive<br />

and appealing. Elle and Lua were<br />

two of the first fragrances in the<br />

Xerjoff range and they are still<br />

best-sellers today.<br />

In Australia, Agence de Parfum<br />

has launched Xerjoff with 30<br />

different fragrances, including<br />

Elle and Lua as well as Shooting<br />

Stars. Shooting Stars was inspired<br />

by a Siberian meteorite shower.<br />

It is housed in a crystal bottle<br />

and enthroned in a leather<br />

box embedded with a piece of<br />

meteorite. This is the level of<br />

presentation which Sergio demands.<br />

Xerjoff perfumes cover many<br />

different fragrance variations, with<br />

more in the pipeline. There are<br />

woody fragrances such as Kobe,<br />

floral oriental such as Lua and<br />

aromatic fourgere which is Nio.<br />

The different blends ensure there<br />

is a fragrance to meet the needs<br />

and stimulate the senses of<br />

everyone. CBM<br />

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Giorgio Armani My<br />

Way Floral Eau de<br />

Parfum 50ml, $110<br />

BEAUTY<br />

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Guerlain Paris Aqua<br />

Allegoria Nerolia<br />

Vetiver, $221

Perfumes make meaningful gifts,<br />

symbolising love and affection<br />

and evoking shared memories.<br />

A beautiful fragrance is something<br />

everybody appreciates, regardless of<br />

gender, age or style, however it can be<br />

daunting finding the perfect fragrance<br />

match for your loved one.<br />

That’s why we consulted well-known<br />

fragrance guru Michael Marzano, head<br />

of training for Agence de Parfum and<br />

Libertine perfumeries (found in Myer,<br />

DJs and specialty stores). He has<br />

helped hundreds of anxious presentseekers<br />

to find the perfect fragrance<br />

and now trains all his staff to do the<br />

same thing.<br />

Michael’s first rule of thumb is to<br />

plan properly. Make a checklist so<br />

that the salesperson has as much<br />

information as possible to help you<br />

on your quest. Your checklist should<br />

include your budget and the would-be<br />

recipient’s age, as well as the following:<br />

• whether they are a mum (or dad)<br />

• occupation<br />

• personality type<br />

• whether they are sporty<br />

• whether they are highly allergic<br />

• favourite perfumes or ones<br />

they have worn in the past<br />

• whether they dress casually or<br />

more formally.<br />

If you don’t have all that information,<br />

Michael suggests purchasing a candle,<br />

body wash or body lotion instead.<br />

Many times, he says the customer<br />

comes back and buys the perfume<br />

next, as the recipient just loved the<br />

fragrance of the body lotion or other<br />

fragrant gift.<br />

Companies like Santa Maria Novella,<br />

which Agence de Parfum distributes,<br />

now make all their latest perfumes<br />

with accessories such as body<br />

lotions, washes and draw sachets and<br />

sometimes even candles.<br />

When in doubt, a subtle fragrance<br />

is usually received well, such as Aventus<br />

for Her or Love in White by Creed. For<br />

fresh and clean tones, Angels of<br />

Florence or Freesia by Santa Maria<br />

Novella are always a hit.<br />

Invest in the time to take your<br />

perfume present seriously – you’ll be<br />

rewarded 10-fold when your loved one<br />

wears it time and time again. CBM<br />

Santa Maria<br />

Novella Angels of<br />

Florence, $139<br />

Prada<br />

Paradoxe $179<br />

Aerin Lauder Aerin<br />

Rose De Grasse Joyful<br />

Bloom, $336<br />

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18 fragrances<br />

that smell like<br />

summer<br />



Paco Rabanne FAME Eau De Parfum 80ml,<br />

$215. Capturing a Parisian breeze in the<br />

summertime, FAME has top notes of mango and<br />

bergamot, heart notes of jasmine and incense,<br />

and base notes of sandalwood and vanilla. This<br />

is a truly irresistible scent radiating joy!<br />

Viktor&Rolf Good Fortune 50ml, $176<br />

This floral perfume for women awakens with<br />

a bright and aromatic note, magnified by<br />

luxurious jasmine at its center and infused with<br />

creamy and captivating bourbon vanilla at its<br />

base, ethically sourced in Madagascar.<br />

Trudon Médie 100ml, $299. This is a symphony<br />

of citrus, with amber and leather lingering on the<br />

surface. Vibrant and full of sun-warmed citrus fruits,<br />

Médie encapsulates the heart of grapefruit and<br />

mandarin combined with freshly cut Jasmine stems,<br />

aromatic woods and the warmth of incense.<br />

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1. L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Eau de<br />

Toilette 75ml, $89. This floral fruity fragrance<br />

will transport you to the cherry tree-dotted<br />

hillsides of southern France with its delicate<br />

and fresh scent.<br />

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2. Claus Porto No.5 Agua Porto 125ml, $219.<br />

Century-old stone, wild flora and the<br />

ever-present scent of the sea form a<br />

sensuous background for this his and hers<br />

spicy-green fragrance.<br />

3. Santa Maria Novella Melograno EDC<br />

100ml, $198. A bouquet of sweet floral oriental<br />

notes, combining the tart pomegranate with<br />

a powdery floral undertone. This is a classic<br />

fragrance for both day and night.<br />

4. Sisley Paris Eau Tropicale 100ml $210.<br />

The sultry perfumed atmosphere after a<br />

tropical rain shower was the inspiration for this<br />

enchanting scent. This is a fresh, floral and<br />

sunny fragrance with top notes of bergamot<br />

and citrus, middle notes of purple ginger<br />

and osmanthus, and base notes of patchouli,<br />

vetiver, vanilla and musk.<br />

5. Creed Aventus For Her 75ml, $469. This<br />

fruity fresh fragrance is confidence and power<br />

in a bottle. Top Notes: Egyptian Green Apple,<br />

Pink Berries, Indonesian Patchouli, Italian<br />

Bergamot. Middle Notes: Bulgarian and<br />

Turkish Roses, Indian Sandalwood, Styrax,<br />

Musk Base Notes: Sweet Peach, Cassis, Lilac,<br />

Amber, Ylang Ylang.<br />

6. Oribe Valley of Flowers Eau de Parfum<br />

75ml, $185 from Rogue Beauty. Wander<br />

into a vibrant field in full bloom. Fresh<br />

notes of Bulgarian rose, jasmine petals and<br />

peony blossoms soften into a long-lasting<br />

trail of warm amber, textured woods and<br />

creamy musk.<br />

7. Juliette Has A Gun Magnolia Bliss, $209.<br />

The new fragrance by Juliette Has a Gun,<br />

this is a floral and fruity fragrance inspired<br />

by the flower power spirit of the 70s. It mixes<br />

notes of Bergamot, Magnolia Essence and<br />

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1. Palm Beach Collection Sea Salt<br />

Fragrance Diffuser, $44.95. This is an uplifting<br />

interpretation of the pecan breeze flowing<br />

through your home. It’s crisp yet warm, sweet<br />

yet earthy.<br />

2. Asriq ‘Bondi’ Luxe Fragranced Body Oil,<br />

$139.95. A blend of salty sea and succulent<br />

summer blooms, this sweet aroma will<br />

transport you to the sandy shores of Bondi<br />

Beach. Infused with aquatic and citrus<br />

notes and floral lily, rose and frangipani,<br />

this rich body oil will leave your skin hydrated<br />

and glowing.<br />

3. Lush Sun 50ml, $35. Add a ray of sunshine<br />

to every day with Lush’s citrus gourmand<br />

fragrance for women and men. It delivers a<br />

fruity and fragrant dose of Brazilian orange<br />

oil and golden mimosa with the warmth of<br />

sandalwood.<br />

4. Obvious Une Figue 100ml, $199. Inspired<br />

by the Corsican fig tree, this fragrance opens<br />

with a radiant summer chord of Mexican<br />

Yellow Mandarin, Italian Bergamot, French<br />

Rosemary and Eucalyptus. Heart notes are fig<br />

and immortelle surrounded by maritime notes,<br />

with a base of Virginian Cedar, Amyris and<br />

Tahitian Vetiver.<br />

5. This Is Incense Gentle Habits Bondi Beach<br />

Incense, $39. This luxury incense stick is<br />

inspired by the salty coastline of Bondi. It has<br />

top notes of grapefruit, middle notes of sweet<br />

cardamom and is grounded with cedarwood.<br />

6. Vanessa Megan Wild Wøud Perfume,<br />

$89.95. This aromatic fragrance is blended<br />

from 100% natural and wild grown flowers,<br />

trees, fruits, spices and resins. With top notes<br />

of bergamot and holy basil, middle notes of<br />

elemi, cardamom and black pepper, and base<br />

notes of cedarwood, oak moss, dark patchouli,<br />

oud and vetiver, this sensual and calming<br />

fragrance will transport you to the forest floor.<br />

7. The Better Brand Ocean Wild Eau De<br />

Fraiche Mist, $66. The Better Brand is bringing<br />

back the body mist! Layer or wear alone for<br />

a delicious scent that smells like the beach.<br />

Fragrance notes include coconut water,<br />

saffron, ginger, sea salt and driftwood.<br />

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B EAUTY<br />










Shahna Smith was only 16 when she<br />

decided to register her business<br />

name and drop out of school to<br />

pursue a career in makeup and beauty.<br />

Amplified Beauty was named by her<br />

mother, who passed away shortly after,<br />

and since the loss Shahna has strived to<br />

see her brand become a national (and<br />

soon to be global) success.<br />

The Adelaide-based entrepreneur<br />

officially launched the brand six months<br />

ago, alongside her first collection of<br />

luxurious, liquid-to-matte lipsticks which<br />

are kiss-proof, waterproof, Australianmade<br />

and cruelty free.<br />

Fiercely focused, Shahna created<br />

Amplified Beauty with meaning and<br />

purpose and she is dedicated to<br />

championing diversity, inclusivity and<br />

empowerment to young women all<br />

over the world. Her passion for social<br />

change shines through in her products<br />

and marketing, as well as her choice<br />

to support national charity, Youth Off<br />

The Streets.<br />

We chat with Shahna to learn how her<br />

business got amped.




Identifying and filling gaps in the beauty<br />

industry. Still to this day, and from our<br />

largest brands, diversity and inclusivity<br />

is hit and miss. I endeavour to shift this<br />

by using models of all skin tones and<br />

genders. I want to use our platform to<br />

help make a difference.<br />





I lost my Mum at 16. She had named<br />

Amplified Beauty Australia prior to<br />

passing. I registered the business name<br />

and have worked hard from that day<br />

onwards to make it happen.<br />

This actually took leaving school,<br />

working four jobs in my home town of<br />

Broken Hill, relocating to Melbourne<br />

and studying for my diploma in<br />

makeup. I ate two-minute noodles most<br />

days to pay for it but I was lucky enough<br />

to score a job at Sephora shortly after<br />

graduating. During my time there, my<br />

experience, confidence and knowledge<br />

broadly expanded and I decided to<br />

move to South Australia to begin my<br />

next chapter of building a business as<br />

an MUA.<br />

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Unfortunately, I experienced a<br />

relationship breakdown and ended up<br />

couch surfing. At the same time, I was<br />

making phone calls to begin bringing<br />

my business plan to life for Amplified<br />

Beauty. Three years later, I received<br />

investment from Indigenous Business<br />

Australia to begin the preparation for<br />

my launch.<br />

As a makeup artist myself, I<br />

understood it was a very competitive<br />

industry and that I would need to stand<br />

out. I did this by creating an experience<br />

for our consumers that goes beyond<br />

our product – meeting with mechanical<br />

engineers to create magical floating<br />

displays where our products levitate in<br />

store, offering high tech virtual try-on<br />

and a unique packaged product to<br />

attract attention. I was also heavily<br />

involved in our formulation process to<br />

fill a gap in the industry.<br />





WOULD IT BE?<br />

The Tracey. This product was named<br />

after my late Mum and we provide 10%<br />

of all sales to Youth Off The Streets<br />

charity. I like to think consumers are<br />

“purchasing with a purpose” when<br />

buying The Tracey.<br />



I created a very thin formula that’s a<br />

little different to most mattes so that it<br />

can have a diverse use.<br />

Our products are almost a watery<br />

texture so that they can also be used<br />

as liquid eyeshadows, colour correctors<br />

and blush.<br />

They have a form of vitamin E infused<br />

into the formulation so that the matte<br />

isn’t overpowering or drying on the lips.

Also, uur lip applicators are precisely<br />

made ultra-thin so that you can use it to<br />

line your lips prior to application.<br />




My favourite nude lip combo is Spanx<br />

and Skinny Dip. Spanx is our numberone<br />

best seller. You can use Spanx as<br />

the lipliner, to shade the corners, and<br />

Skinny Dip in the centre. This makes<br />

your lips look fuller as it gives the effect<br />

of “contouring” the lips.<br />

WHERE TO<br />

GET IT<br />

Shop the lipstick range and keep<br />

up to date with Amplified Beauty at<br />

www.amplifiedbeauty.com.au.<br />






I truly believe if you are not genuine and<br />

do this for the wrong reason it shows<br />

and easily burns because these days<br />

social media and consumers expect so<br />

much transparency.<br />

We have championed diversity and<br />

inclusivity from the start. It began<br />

with not allowing heavy editing of our<br />

campaign photos to show realistic<br />

beauty standards. Recently we launched<br />

#WokeWednesday where we will use<br />

our platform to shed light on issues only<br />

women have around the world. Our first<br />

post was in support of those that suffer<br />

from endometriosis. Our objective is<br />

to have women who feel that they don’t<br />

have a voice to approach us, to be<br />

their voice using this platform. This can<br />

become controversial but it’s a risk we<br />

as a company are willing to take to help<br />

other women.<br />

I often visit local schools in SA and<br />

provide empowerment speeches to<br />

young females to share my story and<br />

encourage them to take a leap with<br />

their dreams. CBM<br />

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Anti-wrinkle inkle<br />


injectionsns<br />


• Smooths away crow’s feet, forehead lines<br />

and the ‘11’s’ between the eyes<br />

• Brow lift effect<br />

• Jawline slimming<br />

WHAT IS IT?<br />

Known under the brand names Botox, Dysport<br />

and Xeomin in Australia, botulinum toxin is<br />

single-handedly the most popular aesthetic<br />

treatment. Botulinum toxin works by blocking<br />

nerve stimulation to wrinkle-causing muscles,<br />

which prevents the muscle from contracting<br />

and smooths away wrinkles and fine lines.<br />


As a muscle relaxant, it is used to treat crow’s<br />

feet around the eyes, the frown lines between<br />

the eyebrows (glabellar lines) and the worry<br />

lines across the forehead. It can also be used<br />

to produce the effect of a brow lift by relaxing<br />

the muscles that drag down the brow and even<br />

in the masseter muscle to create a slimmerlooking<br />

jawline.<br />


A few tiny injections are administered into<br />

the lower layer of skin and the results kick in<br />

around Day 4 or 5, reaching their full result<br />

around 2 weeks and lasting on average for<br />

about 4 months.<br />

The procedure usually takes around 10<br />

minutes and is generally well tolerated in terms<br />

of discomfort – so much so that numbing<br />

cream isn’t required.

Fillers<br />


• Used to add volume to cheeks,<br />

midface, temple hollows and lips<br />

• Fills in static lines, wrinkles,<br />

depressions and scars<br />


Fillers are used to add volume and<br />

structure, fill deep folds, and smooth<br />

fine lines and wrinkles. They vary in<br />

longevity, composition and viscosity<br />

but all are gel-like in consistency and<br />

use a substance called hyaluronic<br />

acid, which is found naturally in the<br />

body and can absorb up to 1,000<br />

times its own weight in water.<br />


TREAT?<br />

There are different grades of<br />

fillers designed for use in different<br />

parts of the face and for different<br />

purposes – from creating fuller lips,<br />

revolumising sagging areas of the<br />

face, and filling in marionette lines,<br />

nasolabial folds and temples.<br />

Fillers can be injected superficially<br />

to add volume to lips, fill in fine<br />

lines, reduce under-eye circles and<br />

hollows, or more deeply to ‘sculpt’<br />

the face and add more contour,<br />

projection, symmetry and definition<br />

to areas such as the cheeks, chin,<br />

jawline and even the nose.<br />


The areas to be filled are numbed<br />

with a topical anesthetic, which means<br />

you should only feel slight discomfort<br />

during a filler procedure.<br />

The type of filler (composition and<br />

viscosity), where it’s used and the<br />

depth of injection all influence the<br />

final result, and how long they last.<br />

Superficial ‘soft’ injections for lips, for<br />

example, may last up to 6 months,<br />

while firmer filler designed for<br />

building and contouring and injected<br />

deep on the bone can last 12-18<br />

months. Depending on how many<br />

areas, this type of procedure will take<br />

anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour.<br />

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Microneedling<br />



• Used for overall skin rejuvenation<br />

• Effective for acne scarring and<br />

other scarring<br />

• Reduces look of pore size and<br />

improves skin texture<br />

WHAT IS IT?<br />

Skin needling, or microneedling,<br />

creates tiny punctures in the skin,<br />

resulting in a controlled injury to the<br />

skin which stimulates the skin’s natural<br />

growth of healthy new skin. The<br />

epidermis is left primarily intact so the<br />

healing period is quick – which makes<br />

it an effective laser or chemical peel<br />

alternative for many.<br />

Skin needling can be performed<br />

alone, usually with a roller embedded<br />

with medical-grade sterile microneedles.<br />

For more dramatic lifting and<br />

toning results, radiofrequency (RF)<br />

micro needling devices combine the<br />

collagen-boosting, skin resurfacing<br />

effect of skin needling with the skintightening<br />

technology of RF energy.<br />


Microneedling can improve the<br />

appearance of wrinkles, scars, stretch<br />

marks, skin texture and premature<br />

ageing. By stimulating the production<br />

of collagen and elastin, skin becomes<br />

more even-toned and plump with a<br />

youthful-looking glow.<br />


Microneedling generally causes<br />

some discomfort, particularly when<br />

performed with radiofrequency, but<br />

does not necessarily hurt. A numbing<br />

cream is applied before the procedure<br />

to minimise this.<br />

After treatment, skin is red and<br />

swollen for around one to two days,<br />

with a light graze-like scabbing effect<br />

forming over the treated area on day<br />

two of recovery. Most people are able<br />

to return to work and normal activities<br />

within a day or so of treatment.<br />

Multiple treatments are usually<br />

necessary to achieve significant<br />

improvement in the appearance and<br />

depth of lines and scars. Treatment<br />

effects are cumulative and can be<br />

seen six to eight weeks after the initial<br />

treatment with long-lasting results.

Skin<br />

tightening<br />


• Non-surgical facelift effect<br />

• Tightens and tones lax skin<br />

WHAT IS IT?<br />

Energy-based treatments for facial lifting<br />

and skin tightening are increasingly popular.<br />

These devices commonly use a form of<br />

energy (heat) such as radiofrequency or<br />

ultrasound waves – to target deeper levels of<br />

the dermis to promote the production of new<br />

collagen formation and remodelling.<br />


The procedure improves skin texture and<br />

reduces sagging skin, as well as improving<br />

drooping eyes, jaw line and neck, and<br />

softening wrinkles around the mouth, eyes<br />

and forehead.<br />


Non-surgical skin tightening treatments heat<br />

the skin’s deep dermis and subdermal layers<br />

without damaging the outer layers of the skin.<br />

These types of procedures are associated<br />

with some discomfort. Many people report<br />

feeling warm pulses under the skin, but this<br />

does vary between patients and the type of<br />

device used. Your practitioner will give you a<br />

better handle of what to expect and will make<br />

sure you’re comfortable during treatment.<br />

There may be some swelling and redness<br />

that gradually subside over the next few<br />

days but in general most patients experience<br />

little or no downtime. Results are usually<br />

gradual, as the new collagen forms over the<br />

next couple of months, and are typically long<br />

lasting – up to two years.<br />

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Laser skin<br />

resurfacing<br />


• Used for overall skin rejuvenation<br />

• Great for sun damage, scarring, lines<br />

and wrinkles, anti-ageing, pigmentation<br />

WHAT IS IT?<br />

Laser is an acronym for Light Amplification<br />

for the Stimulated Emission of Radiation<br />

and is used in the beauty and aesthetics<br />

industry for an array of treatments,<br />

ranging from the correction of skin<br />

irregularities, pigmentation and wrinkles<br />

to hair reduction.<br />

Laser therapies work by targeting tissue.<br />

The target tissue for pigmentation is<br />

melanin, for spider veins it is blood and<br />

for wrinkles it is water. Each of these target<br />

tissues absorb a different wavelength of<br />

light, meaning a different laser is needed<br />

for each specific problem.<br />

The advent of fractionated laser – where<br />

microscopic columns of skin are treated<br />

while surrounding skin is left intact – made<br />

it possible to achieve results comparable<br />

to traditional CO 2<br />

laser resurfacing (which<br />

can take years off your appearance) with<br />

fewer side effects and significantly less<br />

downtime. These lasers work by creating<br />

microscopic thermal injuries that trigger<br />

collagen production, stimulating cell<br />

renewal and plumping out the tissues.<br />

While not a laser, Intense Pulsed Light<br />

(IPL) is another popular light-based<br />

therapy for skin rejuvenation. It penetrates<br />

deeper into the skin than a non-ablative<br />

laser and does not injure the surface,<br />

so there is usually no downtime. It can<br />

improve skin texture and colour as well<br />

as reduce pore size. IPL can effectively<br />

treat some types of hyperpigmentation,<br />

including age spots and freckles.<br />


Specific to skin, the benefits of laser<br />

treatment include improving evenness<br />

of skin tone and texture, reducing pore<br />

size and the appearance of lines and<br />

wrinkles, pigmentation, rosacea and<br />

scarring, and helping to reverse the effects<br />

of sun damage.<br />


Fractionated laser resurfacing is typically<br />

well tolerated. Numbing cream is<br />

applied to help minimise any stinging<br />

or burning sensation.<br />

A milder treatment may take several<br />

sessions, while one procedure is<br />

usually sufficient for a more aggressive<br />

treatment. You should expect some<br />

redness, swelling and stinging like a bad<br />

sunburn, depending on the type of laser<br />

used (ablative vs non-ablative) and the<br />

depth of treatment. This should continue<br />

to dissipate over the hours and days<br />

following the procedure. You may also see<br />

some of the treated skin begin to slough<br />

during the healing process, revealing the<br />

new skin underneath.<br />

Recovery time is generally between one<br />

and four days, but it shouldn’t prevent you<br />

from doing normal daily activities.<br />

You should be able to see improvement<br />

in the texture and tone of your skin within<br />

the first week, but it will take around 3<br />

months for the final results to be apparent<br />

as new collagen and elastin is formed.

HydraFacial<br />


• Gentle, quick skin rejuvenation<br />

• Instant results<br />

WHAT IS IT?<br />

Creating a brand-new category in skin<br />

health and beauty, HydraFacial is an<br />

in-clinic treatment that uses a unique<br />

delivery system to cleanse, extract and<br />

hydrate – all in in one quick, easy and<br />

pleasant treatment.<br />

It uses patented hydradermabrasion<br />

technology to deeply cleanse and<br />

gently exfoliate the skin, advanced<br />

vortex extraction technology to remove<br />

debris from pores and deliver intense<br />

moisturisation, alongside an infusion of<br />

hyaluronic acid, antioxidants and vitamins<br />

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

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 />

Each treatment creates an instant ‘wow<br />

factor’ in terms of brighter, smoother and<br />

more radiant skin.<br />


Expect an instantly gratifying glow in<br />

just three steps and 30 minutes, with no<br />

discomfort and no downtime. CBM<br />

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How<br />



your<br />






M<br />

ost<br />

of us enjoy a drink, whether it’s<br />

celebrating with friends or unwinding<br />

after a long day at work. For many, a<br />

bottle of bubbly or a few drinks with friends is as<br />

much about symbolism and the ritual as it is about<br />

enjoying a tipple, which is why giving up the booze<br />

can be a challenge – even for those of us with<br />

impressive willpower. But as much as we may like a<br />

wine or two (or three...) on a Friday night, there are<br />

significant beauty reasons to lay off the booze on a<br />

more regular basis.<br />

So what is alcohol actually doing to your skin?<br />

The bad news is, it’s doing a lot of bad things. From<br />

permanent redness to premature wrinkles, the<br />

sobering fact is that alcohol and your skin are not<br />

friends, and they never will be.<br />

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The more you drink, the less<br />

hydrated you are – and that goes for<br />

your skin, too. As a diuretic, alcohol<br />

forces water out of your body. That<br />

makes your skin look less plump and<br />

fresh the ‘morning after’ and, over<br />

time, it means wrinkles.<br />

Overdoing it on the booze also<br />

makes it more difficult for your body<br />

to rehydrate afterwards, and you<br />

may experience dry skin the day<br />

after a big night. Immediately, the<br />

lack of water in your skin makes the<br />

lines you already have more visible,<br />

and eventually your skin won’t<br />

bounce back to its pre-drinking<br />

firmness the way it used to.<br />


On the flip side, too much alcohol<br />

can make your face puffy – usually<br />

after a night of sugary drinks. This<br />

is due to the inflammatory effect<br />

that alcohol (and sugar) has on our<br />

bodies. When we drink, it causes<br />

our insides to become inflamed and<br />

this presents in your skin as redness,<br />

breakouts and puffiness.<br />

The histamine released by alcohol<br />

also dilates the blood’s capillaries,<br />

and the result of that is redness<br />

of the skin. While you may not<br />

be concerned at the time, if you<br />

consistently get flushed from drinking<br />

– and that’s sustained over time –<br />

the redness can become prominent<br />

and permanent.



There are two things no person<br />

wants to hear, but drinking can cause<br />

both. Alcohol depletes vitamin A,<br />

which is crucial in the formation of<br />

new cells and collagen, which means<br />

too much alcohol can speed up the<br />

ageing process. Collagen loss is<br />

accelerated, making your skin look<br />

more weathered.<br />

To add insult to injury, a night on<br />

the sauce can also create or worsen<br />

breakouts. Again, sugar is partially<br />

the culprit here. Alcoholic drinks are<br />

often high in sugar, and cocktails and<br />

wine are among the worst. If you’re<br />

over-indulging too often, this sugar<br />

spike will show up as a breakout.<br />

Finally, and we know this isn’t about<br />

your face, but the average wine<br />

drinker adds an extra 2,000 calories<br />

to their overall intake every month,<br />

which over an annual basis is the<br />

equivalent of eating 221 doughnuts!<br />

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The main culprits<br />

So which drinks are your skin’s worst enemy? We’re not suggesting that we all have to<br />

become teetotallers if we want good skin. We’re firm believers in having a good time<br />

and many of us can enjoy a drink without going overboard. But if you are worried about<br />

the effect alcohol is having on your skin, these are the top three drinks to avoid:<br />



Sadly, the combination of<br />

sugar and alcohol found in<br />

most mojitos means they’re<br />

particularly bad for drinkers<br />

concerned about wrinkles.<br />

The disruptive duo leads to:<br />

systemic inflammation, which<br />

can lead to premature ageing;<br />

and also creates a spike in<br />

insulin levels, which can create<br />

that ‘morning after’ acne.<br />

RED WINE<br />

Red wine is one of the worst<br />

drinks for your skin and<br />

your face. Alcohol generally<br />

promotes the opening of blood<br />

vessels in the skin, which leads<br />

to increased redness – and<br />

red wine is one of the worst<br />

offenders because it’s also a<br />

histamine, which further adds to<br />

redness and flushing. If you’re<br />

prone to redness in your skin<br />

or you suffer from rosacea, red<br />

wine may quickly become your<br />

worst enemy.<br />


It’s not just the combination<br />

of sugar and alcohol that<br />

you need to worry about;<br />

the elements that make a<br />

margarita so delicious are<br />

also what make it so bad<br />

for your skin. Sugar plus<br />

salt plus booze means you<br />

get all the negatives of the<br />

aforementioned drinks, plus<br />

a puffy face.

How to take care<br />

of your skin and still<br />

have a good time<br />

The good news? Your skin has the<br />

ability to regenerate itself and<br />

your body has an amazing rate of<br />

rehydration. But that regeneration<br />

depends on how much damage has<br />

been done. If you’ve been drinking<br />

for 15 years and decide to stop, it<br />

will definitely help your body going<br />

forwards, but your skin is not going<br />

to regenerate back to that of a nondrinker<br />

15 years younger. The truth<br />

is that once you destroy collagen,<br />

it’s difficult to get back, but there are<br />

ways to minimise the damage.<br />


How your body handles and<br />

processes alcohol changes as you<br />

age. An alcoholic drink leaves your<br />

body in about three hours when<br />

you’re 20; but by the time you hit 40<br />

it takes 33 hours – which explains<br />

why your recovery time is so much<br />

longer and your hangovers seem to<br />

get worse as you age! So basically<br />

if you’re drinking in your 40s and<br />

you’re worried about your skin, you<br />

should probably be waiting a day in<br />

between drinks – or keep it to once<br />

or twice a week.<br />


We all know this one – alternate<br />

between water and alcohol if you’re<br />

going to drink. Alcohol is a toxin<br />

with little nutrient value and can<br />

contribute to poorer liver function,<br />

reduced immunity, hormone<br />

disruption, cell damage and insulin<br />

issues – all impacting on the quality,<br />

appearance and rate of ageing of<br />

your skin.<br />

Alcohol is also a diuretic, so you<br />

can lose plenty of skin cell-loving<br />

water from the body quite rapidly,<br />

leaving your skin dehydrated and<br />

dull. Drinking plenty of water while<br />

you drink – and of course every<br />

day – is a good way to maintain<br />

some of the hydration that alcohol<br />

is depleting.<br />




As society becomes increasingly<br />

health conscious, the options for<br />

those who want to minimise their<br />

alcohol intake are increasing. And<br />

the good news is you can still<br />

actually have a wine without having<br />

a drink. Clever winemakers are<br />

creating alcohol-free versions of<br />

your favourite wines, many of which<br />

have far fewer calories than standard<br />

wine. So instead of bemoaning<br />

never drinking again to save your<br />

skin, you can continue to drink wine<br />

and keep your collagen! CBM<br />

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BEAUTY<br />

SUMMER<br />

MAKEUP<br />

TIPS<br />




This is our first full summer out<br />

and about since the pandemic.<br />

Many of us, myself included,<br />

have almost forgotten how to create<br />

a summer makeup look – we spent so<br />

much time in masks so we didn’t bother!<br />

I spoke with Gemma Rogers,<br />

Estee Lauder National Education<br />

Manager, for summer makeup tips to<br />

help get us back on track.<br />





Makeup this summer will look clean,<br />

natural and glowing to match the more<br />

relaxed vibe of an Australian summer.<br />

It’s low effort but high impact – think<br />

smudgy eyeliner, flushed cheeks and<br />

high shine lips. A lot of the sheer,<br />

natural textures are easy to apply with<br />

your fingers.<br />



Lips are having a moment after being<br />

hidden behind masks for so long. A<br />

perfect summer shade is Estee Lauder<br />

Pure Color Revitalizing Crystal Balm in<br />

Sun Crystal. This has a 3 in one role:<br />

lipstick, lip balm and blush.<br />



Cheeks will be beautifully flushed and<br />

bronzer will soften the face and give that<br />

straight-from-the-beach vibe. And don’t<br />

forget a gorgeous highlighter! Estee<br />

Lauder Bronze Goddess Highlighting<br />

Powder Gelee in Solar Crush is perfect<br />

applied on the high points of the face<br />

for extra glow.<br />




For lips and eyes, a more lived-in<br />

look is trending. There is no need<br />

for a steady eyeliner hand, simply<br />

draw a messy line and smudge up<br />

and down. Estee Lauder Double<br />

Wear 24H Waterproof Gel Eye Pencil<br />

has a smudge tip at one end, which<br />

makes it super easy to apply. Use this<br />

to tightline the top eyelid to give<br />

natural definition. Finish with mascara.<br />

For the lips, use the fingers to pat<br />

on as a stain. Concentrate the colour<br />

in the centre of the lips and don’t<br />

worry about lining the lips too<br />

perfectly. CBM<br />

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6.<br />

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1. Estee Lauder Double Wear 24H Waterproof Gel Eye<br />

Pencil, $51, 2. Lancome Paris Le 8 Hypnose Serum Infused<br />

Volumizing Mascara, $63, 3. Inika Organic lipstick in Nude<br />

Pink, $42, 4. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Highlighting<br />

Powder Gelee in Solar Crush, $69, 5. Estee Lauder Pure Color<br />

Revitalizing Crystal Balm in Sun Crystal, $53, 6. Estee Lauder<br />

Double Wear Sheer Long Wear Makeup SPF 20, $63, 7. L’Oreal<br />

Paris Life’s A Peach Skin Awakening Blush $29.95<br />

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summer<br />

LOOKS<br />

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SUMMER<br />




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BEAUTY<br />

Glowy<br />

&<br />

natural<br />

Dewy, luminous skin is on many a<br />

Santa list this year. Looking natural<br />

is key to creating a luminous glow,<br />

but this can be harder to master<br />

than it sounds! Creating dewy<br />

skin is often best achieved with a<br />

combination of products, such as<br />

a serum or liquid illuminator mixed<br />

into foundation.<br />

Softly coloured cheeks are<br />

fundamental to this flushed and<br />

healthy look. The experts at<br />

Ciate recommend the “alphabet<br />

approach” to blush application:<br />

a W shape across your nose to<br />

give you a sun-kissed glow; an<br />

O shape directly on the apples of<br />

your cheeks to give an effortless<br />

blush; and a C shape starting at<br />

your brow and curving around your<br />

eye to give you a natural flush of<br />

colour that enhances the natural,<br />

no-makeup look.<br />

Opt for a nude lipstick with a<br />

slight shine or a lip stain or gloss<br />

with a hint of pink, peach or berry.

1.<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

4.<br />

5.<br />

6.<br />

7.<br />

8.<br />

11.<br />

12.<br />

10.<br />

9.<br />

13.<br />

14.<br />

15.<br />

1. Youngblood Weekender Palette, $115, 2. Lük Beautifood Luminizing Face & Body Drops, $45, 3. Rare<br />

Beauty Positive Light Liquid Luminizer – Captivate, $38, 4. jane iredale Glow Time Pro, $92, 5. IT Cosmetics<br />

Your Skin But Better Foundation, $65, 6. Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wands, $60, 7. Sisley Instant Eclat<br />

30ml, $115, 8. Sisley Phyto-Hydra Teint 40ml, $145, 9. Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip and Cheek Glow,<br />

Colour of Dreams, $60, 10. Monat Hydrate & Refresh Face Mist, $65, 11. Rare Beauty Liquid Touch Weightless<br />

Foundation, $49, 12. Aesthetics Rx Tinted Water-Resistant Sunscreen with Zinc SPF50+, $65 , 13. Aspect Sun<br />

CC Cream 75ml, $59, 14. Trinny London Lip2Cheek in Milly, $45, 15. Sisley Nutritive Lip Balm, $100<br />

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3.<br />

1.<br />

BEAUTY<br />

5.<br />

6.<br />

4.<br />

7.<br />

8.<br />

9.<br />

10.<br />

12.<br />

13.<br />

11.<br />

1. Ciaté Dewy Skin Glass Glow Skin Tint, $52, 2. Ciate Dewy Stix Highlighter, $38, 3. WiQo ICP Cream 10.5ml, $99,<br />

4. Fenty Beauty Limited Edition Toasted Swirl Bronze Shimmer Powder, $65, 5. Ciate Dewy Bronze Stix, $43, 6. IT<br />

Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing and Lengthening Mascara, $42, 7. Mavala Sorbet & Shine Lipgloss<br />

in Mirabelle, $20.95, 8. Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Glossy Lip Balm in Apricot, $30, 9. jane iredale Beyond Matte<br />

Lip Stain, $66, 10. Ciate Dewy Blush, $36, 11. Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinsticks in Champagne Heist, $42,<br />

12. Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath In Refresh Rose, $48, 13. Benefit Cosmetics Flora Tint, $33

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BEAUTY<br />

Festive<br />

&<br />

FUN<br />

‘Tis the season to be merry and<br />

bright, so why not extend the<br />

sentiment to your makeup?<br />

Perfectly chiselled features,<br />

flawless skin and beyond-bold eyes<br />

are the name of this game. From<br />

intense and experimental makeup<br />

colours and textures, to dramatically<br />

long lashes and bright lips, a little<br />

drama never hurt anyone!<br />

Make your eyes pop with matte<br />

or shimmer shadows, depending on<br />

your mood and the occasion, adding<br />

a bold flick of eyeliner along the<br />

upper lash and a pair of false lashes.<br />

Ardell has relaunched the Magnetic<br />

Megahold false lash range – with an<br />

undetectable magnetic lash band<br />

that can be used with the brand’s<br />

magnetic eyeliner. Genius!<br />

Another way to rock the party look<br />

is to add a punch of colour. Instead<br />

of heavy eyeshadows, try adding a<br />

vibrant lip shade – gloss or matte –<br />

for an injection of pop. Pump your<br />

cheek colour up using a brighter<br />

shade and you’re good to go!<br />

Complete your party-ready look<br />

with a slick of colour on your nails.<br />

From classic red to festive glittery<br />

glosses, it’s an easy way to jazz up<br />

any outfit or look.

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3.<br />

4.<br />

5.<br />

7.<br />

6.<br />

9.<br />

10.<br />

11.<br />

8.<br />

1. Rare Beauty Discovery Eyeshadow Palette, $49, 2. Lük Beautifood Limited Edition Lipstick Crayon in ‘Berry<br />

Bite’, $24.95, 3. Fenty Beauty Poutsicle Hydrating Lip Stain, $37, 4. Ardell Magnetic Megahold Liner & Lash<br />

Duo, $29.99, 5. Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara, $34, 6. KVD Everlasting Lipstick,<br />

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Lipstick In Poppyred, $79, 9. Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Eye Filter in Diva Lights, $80, 10. Fedua<br />

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Australia’s<br />















The cosmetic surgery industry<br />

is set to undergo significant<br />

reform after a new report by the<br />

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation<br />

Agency (AHPRA) (the medical regulator)<br />

and the Medical Board of Australia.<br />

The independent review, released on 1<br />

September 2022, was promptly initiated<br />

after a joint investigation by Four Corners,<br />

The Age and Sydney Morning Herald<br />

into controversial cosmetic surgeons<br />

uncovered serious hygiene and safety<br />

breaches across various clinics.<br />

The review found unsafe practices,<br />

misleading advertising and a need for<br />

minimum standards on qualifications.<br />

Under proposed reforms cosmetic<br />

practitioners could be banned from<br />

using patient testimonials, face minimum<br />

hygiene standards and be barred from<br />

calling themselves surgeons if they are<br />

not qualified.<br />

HOW IS<br />

cosmetic surgery<br />

in Australia<br />

currently<br />

governed?<br />

Current regulation of cosmetic surgery<br />

is multifaceted, involving multiple state,<br />

territory and national regulators. As<br />

cosmetic surgery is not recognised as<br />

a speciality in Australia, any medical<br />

practitioner, whether or not trained<br />

and competent in cosmetic surgery,<br />

may legally call themselves a<br />

‘cosmetic surgeon’.<br />

The report notes that universal<br />

minimum standards for education,<br />

training and qualifications in cosmetic<br />

surgery have been nonexistent in<br />

Australia. Consequently, cosmetic<br />

surgery is undertaken by doctors from<br />

various backgrounds with varying levels<br />

of training and competence, with a<br />

spectrum of outcomes for patients.<br />

‘In this environment, consumers are<br />

largely left on their own when it comes<br />

to selecting a practitioner to perform<br />

cosmetic surgery, having to sift through<br />

a plethora of advertising and marketing<br />

material and try to make sense of<br />

numerous qualifications, in an attempt<br />

to identify a qualified and competent<br />

practitioner,’ said former Queensland<br />

health ombudsman Andrew Brown, who<br />

led the inquiry.<br />

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While the problem is easy to<br />

identify and define, the solutions<br />

are much more complex and<br />

controversial. They are complex<br />

because the Health Practitioner<br />

Regulation National Law (the<br />

National Law), governing AHPRA<br />

and the Medical Board’s powers and<br />

responsibilities, is based largely on<br />

a title protection model (that is, it<br />

seeks to regulate what practitioners<br />

are allowed to call themselves)<br />

and less on a model that directly<br />

regulates scope of practice (that<br />

is, what practitioners are allowed<br />

to do).<br />

The solutions are controversial<br />

because they require navigating<br />

some disputed territory that is at<br />

the core of a very public battle<br />

between groups representing<br />

specialist surgeons (and in particular<br />

those that have a plastic surgery<br />

subspecialty) and those who are not<br />

specialist surgeons.<br />

Medical practitioners who do not<br />

hold specialist registration, must not<br />

‘hold themselves out’ as a registered<br />

specialist or claim to be qualified to<br />

practise in a recognised specialty.<br />

Cosmetic surgery is not, however,<br />

recognised as a medical specialty.<br />

While the title ‘surgeon’ is part of<br />

a number of protected specialist<br />

titles (for example, ‘specialist<br />

plastic surgeon’ and ‘specialist<br />

orthopaedic surgeon’), there is no<br />

standalone title ‘surgeon’ that is<br />

protected by the National Law. As<br />

a result, the title ‘cosmetic surgeon’<br />

(which is a commonly used term<br />

in the cosmetic surgery sector,<br />

irrespective of the level of training<br />

and qualifications of the practitioner)<br />

is not a protected title.


from the review<br />

In its Key Findings, the independent review declared bluntly that<br />

it has ‘highlighted unsafe practice, misleading advertising and<br />

substandard marketing across the cosmetic industry’.<br />

AHPRA chief executive Martin Fletcher pledged to act<br />

immediately, in partnership with the Medical Board of Australia.<br />

‘I am appalled by the tragic stories of patients who were harmed<br />

by doctors taking advantage of them – the situation is totally<br />

unacceptable and must change,’ he said.<br />

‘We want everyone who chooses to have cosmetic surgery<br />

to be better informed and protected. We want doctors who<br />

undertake cosmetic surgery to be trained to a safe standard.<br />

We want the public to feel confident they are going to be well<br />

looked after and, if things go wrong, that they will be supported<br />

and that their concerns will be acted on.<br />

‘We will use our legal powers in full to better protect<br />

consumers who choose cosmetic surgery. Registered<br />

practitioners in the industry can expect a relentless focus.’<br />



to the industry<br />

The review, which follows a six-month examination of the<br />

regulation of the sector including through a public consultation,<br />

makes 16 recommendations to improve patient safety in the<br />

sector. AHRPRA and the Medical Board have accepted all<br />

16 recommendations.<br />

In a bid to improve patient safety, and address reports of<br />

unhygienic surgical practises, the use of social media testimonials<br />

and misleading before and after photos and unsafe surgical<br />

procedures, the recommendations include:<br />

• establishing an ‘endorsement’ model for cosmetic surgeons to<br />

establish expectations about minimum qualifications<br />

• a public education campaign to assist consumers to<br />

understand an endorsement<br />

• a confidential cosmetic surgery hotline<br />

• a complaints committee<br />

• revising Advertising Guidelines.<br />

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As a result, AHPRA has set up<br />

a targeted Cosmetic Surgery<br />

Enforcement Unit to ‘accelerate<br />

action and step-up enforcement’ as<br />

well as a separate Cosmetic Surgery<br />

Oversight Group.<br />

In addition, AHPRA announced it<br />

‘will enforce the ban on testimonials<br />

in cosmetic surgery advertising as<br />

they are likely to mislead, deceive<br />

and trivialise the risks.’<br />


MODEL<br />

One of the most far-reaching<br />

recommendations is the use of<br />

an ‘endorsement’ process. An<br />

endorsement would recognise<br />

that a person has an extended<br />

scope of practice in a particular<br />

area because they have obtained<br />

a specific qualification approved<br />

by the Medical Board. The<br />

training programs leading to<br />

the qualification also must be<br />

accredited by an independent<br />

accreditation authority. Once<br />

established, the report says it ‘will<br />

be easy for consumers to identify<br />

whether a practitioner is qualified<br />

to perform cosmetic surgery’ (as the<br />

endorsement will be listed on the<br />

AHPRA public register).<br />

A public education program<br />

about endorsement will also be<br />

necessary; the report notes this<br />

is a much simpler message to<br />

communicate than the current<br />

‘unacceptable situation’.<br />

The review emphasised that<br />

cosmetic surgery, like any other form<br />

of surgery, is invasive and carries<br />

risks. It should only be performed<br />

by highly trained practitioners. The<br />

standards set for an education and<br />

training program by the Medical<br />

Board, in consultation with the AMC,<br />

will have to be very high.<br />

‘Only rigorous and robust<br />

programs that appropriately train<br />

practitioners in the necessary<br />

aspects of surgery should be<br />

accredited,’ the report said.<br />





The review was concerned<br />

with tactics employed by some<br />

practitioners, particularly on social<br />

media, including using images of<br />

models who are unlikely to have<br />

had cosmetic surgery, to promote<br />

a particular surgical procedure,<br />

content that actively encourages<br />

people to pursue what is promoted<br />

as a socially accepted or perfect<br />

body type and the use of influencers<br />

to promote procedures.<br />

To safeguard against some of the<br />

concerning impacts of cosmetic<br />

surgery advertising, the review<br />

recommended:<br />

• that stronger enforcement action<br />

be taken about high-risk matters;<br />

• an industry-specific audit be<br />

undertaken to inform future<br />

proactive auditing of such<br />

advertising, including using<br />

technology to assist with this;<br />

• that AHPRA and the Medical<br />

Board revise its Advertising<br />

Guidelines and/or produce<br />

additional material specifically<br />

about cosmetic surgery to clarify<br />

the standards expected of<br />


Aussie docs say<br />


Australian doctors have called on health ministers across the<br />

country to quickly detail and act on the proposed changes to the<br />

cosmetic surgery sector.<br />

Health Minister Mark Butler has announced that the law will be<br />

amended to ensure anyone performing a cosmetic procedure is<br />

properly qualified, with the proposed changes focusing on who<br />

can call themselves a surgeon and ensuring procedures are carried<br />

out in safe, hygienic and accredited facilities.<br />

Health Ministers agreed to implement the following reforms:<br />

• Preventing medical practitioners who are not qualified<br />

describing themselves as cosmetic ‘surgeons’<br />

• Ensuring anyone conducting a cosmetic procedure has<br />

appropriate qualifications<br />

• Limiting surgery to properly accredited facilities with minimum<br />

hygiene and safety standards<br />

• Banning doctors using patient testimonials for cosmetic surgery<br />

including on social media<br />

• Better information for patients on the risks and their rights so<br />

they can make an informed decision about any treatment.<br />

The title of ‘cosmetic surgeon’, and who can use it, is still a hotly<br />

contested issue, with differing opinions on what qualifications<br />

guarantee safe care. It is still currently under consideration by the<br />

Ministerial Council and is an issue we’re following closely. CBM<br />

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BEAUTY<br />










Gender-fluid fashion is changing the way we<br />

represent ourselves, allowing our authentic<br />

selves to shine, to be bold and beautiful in<br />

all our uniqueness and to smash stereotypes. And<br />

nowhere are we seeing this more than on the digits of<br />

males in 2022. From celebrities including Harry Styles,<br />

Travis Barker and Machine Gun Kelly sporting fresh<br />

manis and coloured nails, there’s no doubt that men’s<br />

nail polish has taken off. And we’re here for it.<br />

‘Men wearing nail polish has been around from<br />

ancient history all the way through to the 80s punk<br />

scene, but the trend has hit mainstream, with big pop<br />

stars and celebrities adorning their nails in shades that<br />

reflect their red carpet outfit or everyday look,’ says<br />

industry expert Mikele Simone. ‘As another form of<br />

self-expression, nail polish on men has become quite<br />

the norm, especially as gender expression and gender<br />

fluidity has become more accepted. So many male<br />

celebrities like Harry Styles and Machine Gun Kelly<br />

have now also launched their own nail shades.’






MIKELE<br />

SIMONE<br />



Depending on how daring one can be, any shade<br />

is the best shade. Men are wearing darker and<br />

more masculine shades like navy, black and<br />

grey to give off a more cool and stylish vibe, but<br />

we’re also seeing men wear brighter shades of<br />

yellow, pink and green, which easily translates<br />

into a more fun and daring approach. Using a<br />

matte top coat can easily make it look more<br />

masculine as it removes that polished feel and<br />

it’s also a different look.<br />


NAIL LOOK?<br />

Ensuring your nails are nicely manicured and<br />

cuticles are pushed back is the basic first step<br />

for any perfect nail look. Guys can also have fun<br />

with some show stopping nail art, like simple line<br />

designs or even sporting a nod to your favourite<br />

sports team! I think it’s best to have fun and do<br />

what you want. At the end of the day, it’s fun to<br />

accessorise an outfit with nail polish and you can<br />

change the colour anytime.<br />



I think as everyone is becoming more daring<br />

and excited about self-expression this spring/<br />

summer, we will see males pushing the<br />

boundaries and opting for brighter shades like<br />

baby blue, pink and metallics. CBM<br />

OPI Infinity Shine Nail Polish in To<br />

Infinity and Blue-Yond, Big Apple Red,<br />

Espresso Your Inner Self and Black Onyx<br />

Nail Polish, $23.95 each<br />

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Summer<br />

hair<br />

tips<br />







Aveda Be Curly Conditioner 200ml $49,<br />

Shampoo 250ml $46, Style Prep 100ml $45,<br />

Curl Enhancer 200ml $48

Christophe Robin<br />

Regenerating Mask, $85<br />

Aveda Botanical Repair<br />

Strengthening Overnight Serum,<br />

$68, and Intensive Strengthening<br />

Mask, $62<br />

1In the summer we punish our hair, exposoing<br />

it to sun, chlorine and salty sea water, all of<br />

which are abrasive on the hair. Protective and<br />

hydrating hair products are essential. As they say,<br />

prevention is better than cure!<br />

2Curly hair is more affected because its<br />

biological makeup starts off less hydrated than<br />

straight hair. Moisture-enhancing products<br />

like Aveda’s Be Curly Curl Enhancer and<br />

Nutriplenish Curl Gelee, as well as masks and daily<br />

protection, are a must for curly hair. And remember,<br />

curly hair needs less shampooing than straight hair.<br />

3Step up your treatment regime, especially if you<br />

colour your hair. Blondes can try Aveda Blonde<br />

Revival. The Aveda Botanical Repair Intensive<br />

Strengthening Mask in light and deep work on<br />

all hair types as well as coloured hair. Using masks<br />

every third wash or so will help prolong visits to the<br />

hairdresser for re-colouring. If you are swimming<br />

regularly or in the sun daily use a mask at least twice<br />

a week. You can even leave it on overnight if your<br />

hair feels particularly dry.<br />

4Always wash hair your after swimming. The<br />

Aveda Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser is a<br />

great colour-safe formula that gently removes<br />

chlorine, salt and product residue. And be sure<br />

to swap out your regular shampoo for an ultrahydrating<br />

or specialised treatment shampoo every<br />

second shampoo to maintain healthy and hydrated<br />

hair.<br />

5When heat styling your hair, try Aveda Botanical<br />

Repair Strengthening Leave-in Treatment. Not<br />

only will it help prevent breakage and protect<br />

from heat styling but it will also reduce the<br />

frizzies and add extra sheen and lustre. CBM<br />

Ugly Susan<br />

Scream Free Maxi<br />

Detangling Hair<br />

Brush, $39.95<br />

Aveda Nutriplenish<br />

Curl Gelee, $47<br />

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REVIEW<br />

5<br />

TOP<br />

HACKS TO<br />










You no longer have to age the way<br />

your parents or grandparents did.<br />

You can age on your own terms,<br />

starting now. In our crazy, busy world, the<br />

struggle to look after yourself is real, let<br />

alone decipher what you really can do<br />

that will actually make a difference to the<br />

way you age.<br />

As women, the expectations are high<br />

and we are constantly bombarded with<br />

messages that we need to be all things<br />

to all people, including ourselves. We<br />

need to raise children who are healthy,<br />

well educated, kept off computer games<br />

and social media but entertained with<br />

wholesome play. Add to that maintaining<br />

a home, keeping on top of the bills and<br />

activities, and maintaining friendships and<br />

family relationships. Plus, we need to look<br />

great, exercise, sleep well and possibly<br />

even manifest our dreams and create<br />

incredible careers. PHEW, it is a lot!<br />

So how do you become more vibrant<br />

and youthful without adding complicated<br />

routines into your already busy day? It’s<br />

about knowing what simple things you<br />

can do and understanding the importance<br />

of consistency.<br />

Small, seemingly insignificant steps<br />

taken over time can create a radical<br />

difference. You don’t have to be the<br />

smartest, fastest or the strongest – you<br />

have to be the most consistent. Let’s take<br />

a look at 5 anti-ageing hacks:

1. Happiness: Understanding this<br />

emotional state is one of the most<br />

significant measures for longevity and it<br />

is very empowering to know that we can<br />

work on our own happiness.<br />

Happiness has become a scientific field<br />

of research, with evidence indicating that<br />

happy people are healthier, have a better<br />

immune function, better mental health and<br />

have less heart disease. Happier people<br />

can even live up to 10 years longer.<br />

We have a certain baseline of<br />

happiness and we can raise this with<br />

long-term strategies rather than the<br />

instant gratifications we usually look for.<br />

Learning these tools is highly important<br />

when slowing the ageing process.<br />

These include: not comparing ourselves<br />

to others; learning that we can only<br />

be happy in the present; letting go of<br />

resentment; practicing kindness; being<br />

grateful; and avoiding perfectionism.<br />

2. Fasting: Giving your body a rest from<br />

having to process what you are putting<br />

into it can yield extraordinary results.<br />

You can choose to fast for a day, or to<br />

restrict the time that you eat in any one<br />

day. For example, you may choose to<br />

eat only between 11am and 7pm. Going<br />

into a fasting state not only helps you<br />

lose weight but can propel your genes<br />

to function better in repairing the body.<br />

It can even increase levels of Human<br />

Growth Hormone and delay ageing.<br />

Practicing this a couple of times a week<br />

consistently can achieve amazing results<br />

over time.<br />

3. Meditation: Our mind is our most<br />

precious and valuable resource and we<br />

use it to experience every single moment<br />

of our lives. We depend on our mind<br />

to be focused and perform at our best<br />

and meditation is a way to take care of<br />

it. This can be done in a as little as 15<br />

minutes a day. Consistency is key. Over<br />

time, meditation can reduce blood<br />

pressure, stress and anxiety, improve<br />

sleep, boost the immune system<br />

and slow the ageing process. It is an<br />

extremely powerful anti-ageing hack.<br />

4. Strength training: This is the<br />

biggest physical anti-ageing hack<br />

you can make and you don’t have to<br />

spend long, hard hours in the gym – 30<br />

minutes twice a week will do it. Not only<br />

does this help make you look great but<br />

it helps reverse the ageing process at a<br />

cellular level, increasing the production<br />

of collagen and the anti-ageing<br />

hormones oxytocin and progesterone.<br />

5. Sunscreen and the ingredients in<br />

your skincare: There is no question<br />

that maintaining a consistent skincare<br />

routine promotes smooth, radiant skin.<br />

You just need to be aware of the active<br />

ingredients in the products you are<br />

using. The most important are Vitamins<br />

A B and C. Peptides are also important<br />

to support collagen production. And, of<br />

course, prevention using sunscreen on<br />

your face and body daily is a major hack<br />

in the war against ageing.<br />

The majority of the above hacks<br />

don’t require you to find more time<br />

in your day; they are just a change in<br />

how you do things. A mindset change.<br />

If you were to make these five changes<br />

to your life right now, you could be a<br />

different person in 12 months’ time.<br />

Whatever you do, make sure you tell<br />

yourself every day that you matter and<br />

that you are worth it and start with one<br />

simple step. CBM<br />

Lyndal Linkin, author of ‘To Age<br />

or Not to Age: Strategies and<br />

Life Hacks to Turn Back the<br />

Clock’ (Publish Central, $29.95)<br />

is an anti-ageing expert who’s<br />

spent her lifetime learning<br />

about anti-ageing solutions.<br />

A successful entrepreneur,<br />

corporate leader and mother,<br />

she uses her years of research<br />

and personal experience to<br />

explain the most effective<br />

methods so you can look and<br />

feel younger. Find out more<br />

or purchase her book at<br />

www.lyndallinkin.com.au<br />

or follow for more tips on<br />

Instagram @lyndallinkin.<br />

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Concentrate, $149, 8. endota spa organics Intimate Moisturising Gel 50ml, $30, 9. Eminence Organic Skin Care Strawberry<br />

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