CosBeauty Magazine #99

CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty. In this issue: - 2023's Best Body Procedures - Iconic Red-Carpet Looks of All Time - Get a Glow-up with Trinny Woodall - the A - Zinc of Skincare

CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty.
In this issue:
- 2023's Best Body Procedures
- Iconic Red-Carpet Looks of All Time
- Get a Glow-up with Trinny Woodall
- the A - Zinc of Skincare


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ISSUE 99 FEB-APRIL 2023<br />

ICONIC<br />


LOOKS OF<br />

ALL TIME<br />

Get a<br />

glow up<br />

with<br />

Trinny<br />

Woodall<br />

The A<br />

to Zinc of<br />

skincare<br />

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8 Editor’s Letter<br />

10 Beauty Insider<br />

112 Ed’s Faves<br />


30 Iconic red carpet looks<br />

Ahead of the upcoming<br />

awards season, we pay<br />

homage to some of the<br />

most memorable red-carpet<br />

moments of all time.<br />

64 In conversation with<br />

Trinny Woodall<br />

The inspiring founder and<br />

CEO of Trinny London spills<br />

the tea to Ricky Allen on<br />

creating a beauty empire.<br />

68 The 2023 lifestyle cleanse<br />

A post-summer detox doesn’t<br />

have to involve pea-sized<br />

portions and drill sergeant<br />

fitness routines.<br />

74 Creating your signature scent<br />

Delve into the art of fragrance<br />

layering and scent pairing for a<br />

truly bespoke perfume.<br />

78 2023’s best body procedures<br />

Overview of the most popular<br />

surgical and non-surgical<br />

options for removing fat and<br />

lifting and tightening skin.<br />

100 The best TikToks beauty trends<br />

of 2022<br />

From glazed donut nails to fluffy<br />

brows to ‘glistening’ lips, once<br />

again TikTok was a goldmine for<br />

beauty hacks and trends.<br />

108 HIIT workouts<br />

Take your next HIIT session to<br />

the pool and work out smarter,<br />

not harder.

BEAUTY<br />

44 A to Zinc of skincare<br />

ingredients<br />

School’s in and here’s your<br />

crash course in some of the<br />

most common (and effective)<br />

skincare ingredients.<br />

90 Right on hue<br />

Do you know the colours that<br />

look best on you? Here’s how<br />

to choose makeup for your<br />

skin tone to look brighter and<br />

healthier.<br />

76 Tried & tested & loved<br />

This season’s latest and<br />

greatest beauty products.<br />

106 Colour me happy<br />

Ricky Allen chats to leading<br />

hair colourist Vincent King<br />

about the evolving world of<br />

hair colour.<br />

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From the<br />

EDITOR<br />

Welcome to our first issue for 2023! I love this time of year; being fully<br />

immersed in a new year full of opportunity and soaking up the last of the<br />

summer rays. In this issue, we embark on a lifestyle cleanse and discover<br />

how a holistic approach can do wonders for enhancing our physical and<br />

mental health (p68). And if you’re interested in a little cosmetic improvement to help<br />

counter the effects of the party season, on p78 we highlight the most popular surgical<br />

and non-surgical body options for removing fat and tightening skin.<br />

As the seasons change, it’s time to adapt our beauty and hair regimen. On p106<br />

Ricky Allen chats with hair colourist Vincent King on how to switch up your hair<br />

colour, and on p90 we look at the fundamentals of choosing cool- and warm-based<br />

makeup to enhance your complexion year-round. We also share the basics of getting<br />

your skin back on track after a hot summer with our curated list of skincare ingredient<br />

superstars on p44.<br />

Late last year, we had the pleasure of meeting style guru and all-round inspiration<br />

Trinny Woodall. Catch our morning tea with her on p64 and discover how she went<br />

on to create one of Europe’s fastest-growing beauty brands. On p74, we also honour<br />

another visionary woman, Jo Malone, and track the journey of her bespoke perfumes<br />

and signature “scent pairing” philosophy.<br />

This is also one of my favourite times of the year because it’s award season! On p30<br />

we pay homage to some of the iconic red-carpet looks of all time. Plus, we showcase this<br />

season’s best and brightest products to hit the Aussie beauty market (p76).<br />

We hope you enjoy this issue and are enjoying the start of a happy, healthy and<br />

beautiful New Year!<br />

Issue 99<br />

Feb – April 2023<br />

Editor-in-Chief<br />

Michelle Kearney<br />

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Beauty insider<br />




Saint Haven is a private health and wellness social club.<br />

Created by the Gurner group, it opens its doors in March<br />

2023 in Collingwood, Victoria.<br />

Saint Haven will be a holistic experience where<br />

performance meets recovery, strength meets mindfulness<br />

and modern science meets ancient wisdom, while you<br />

develop social connections for life.<br />

It contains a holistic bar and restaurant as well as a<br />

training and performance area with six spaces across<br />

strength and conditioning, high intensity interval training,<br />

yoga, meditation and breathwork, reformer pilates and<br />

performance cycling. These activities will be complemented<br />

and enhanced by a series of recovery, anti-ageing and biohacking<br />

experiences and holistic medicinal treatments.<br />

Saint Haven also offers comprehensive and holistic health<br />

checks. Following the results from these tests, the Saint<br />

Haven team can devise a programme of activities best<br />

suited to your individual needs.<br />

For more information, visit www.sainthaven.com.au.<br />


@cosbeauty<br />


Sunday the 22nd of January marked the Lunar New<br />

Year and the beginning of the Year of the Rabbit!<br />

Sisley Paris is celebrating the occasion with the<br />

release of a Limited Edition Ecological Compound<br />

Gift Set including deluxe samples to complete your<br />

skincare routine.<br />

Gift set includes: Ecological Compound 125ml,<br />

Sisleÿa L’Integral Anti-Âge Concentrated Firming<br />

Body Cream 15ml, Black Rose Cream Mask 10ml,<br />

Buff & Wash Facial Gel 10ml, Hydra Global Serum<br />

5ml, $315. Available at www.davidjones.com (online<br />

and in-store).<br />

Clinique has also released a limited edition Lunar<br />

New Year collection, with each product adorned in<br />

red festive packaging and luxurious gold finishes.<br />

Collection includes: Dramatically Different<br />

Moisturisng Lotions+ or Oil-Control Gel 125ml, $53,<br />

Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm 125ml, $59, and<br />

Even Better Clinical Radical Dark Spot Corrector<br />

& Interrupter Jumbo 100ml, $205. Available at<br />

www.clinique.com.au, Myer, David Jones, Mecca,<br />

Sephora, Adore Beauty and The Iconic.<br />

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@cosbeauty<br />



AETHER<br />

Vanessa Megan, one of Australia’s<br />

leading 100% natural beauty brands<br />

has released its newestproduct,<br />

Aether 100% Natural Mood<br />

Enhancing Perfume. Inspired by<br />

“happiness summersaults through<br />

the air, enticing the January sun”,<br />

Aether is comprised of a premium<br />

aromatic blend made from 100%<br />

natural and wild-grown botanicals,<br />

fruits, spices and resins. It does not<br />

contain any synthetic ingredients<br />

or drying alcohols, and the heat of<br />

your body activates the precious<br />

essential oils in this scent.<br />

Aromatic top notes (head notes)<br />

of Neroli, Rosewood, Petitgrain,<br />

Spearmint, and Lemon Tea Tree<br />

introduce the scent. Middle notes<br />

(heart notes) of Cardamom, Juniper<br />

Berry, and Neroli emerge later,<br />

while base notes of Vanilla and<br />

Peru Balsam linger as the fragrance<br />

dries down. Invigorating, bright<br />

and luminous, this ethereal scent is<br />

reminiscent of new beginnings and<br />

a soothing sea breeze.<br />

Vanessa Megan Aether 100%<br />

Natural Mood Enhancing<br />

Perfume is available from<br />

www.vanessamegan.com and select<br />

stockists; 10ml, $29.95, 50ml, $89.95,<br />

Duo (10ml and 50ml), $119.95.<br />



That’s right – now you can wear<br />

your favourite cocktail on your<br />

lips! To celebrate the launch of<br />

Cantails, Dan Murphy’s and BWS’<br />

new premium cocktails in a can,<br />

The Lip Lab has created three<br />

limited edition lipsticks inspired<br />

by the three flavours in the range:<br />

Appletini, Spicy Margarita and<br />

Espresso Martini.<br />

Not only are the colours inspired<br />

by the new Cantail varieties, but<br />

each one is flavoured to match the<br />

quality ingredients in each mix. The<br />

Appletini lipstick is sweet apple<br />

flavoured, the Espresso shade smells<br />

of smooth coffee, and the bright<br />

colour for the Spicy Margarita is<br />

matched by zesty lime flavour.<br />

The exclusive Cantails x The<br />

Lip Lab lipsticks are available<br />

from www.theliplab.com.au.<br />


@cosbeauty<br />


BRAND<br />

Introducing Jelly Ko – an Australian<br />

K-beauty brand delivering<br />

deliciously fun but functional<br />

skincare. The brainchild of K-Beauty<br />

expert Lauren Lee, Jelly Ko is the<br />

culmination of years of experience<br />

working with the best minds in the<br />

K-Beauty industry in Korea.<br />

Jelly Ko products create skin that<br />

is translucent, smooth, bouncy, soft,<br />

transparent and looks positively<br />

squishable – just like jelly! To create<br />

jelly skin, hydration is key, which is<br />

why all Jelly Ko products deliver<br />

a maximum dose of hydration<br />

in addition to other benefits like<br />

skin brightening, anti-ageing and<br />

calming. After use, skin is left<br />

positively plumper and softer to<br />

the touch.<br />

Jelly Ko is available online in<br />

Australia via STYLE STORY and<br />

Woolworths.<br />



The Amplified Beauty team, led by<br />

founder and owner Shahna Smith,<br />

has just opened a pop-up retail store<br />

in Glenelg, SA.<br />

The Amplified Beauty store is a<br />

luxury space that offers retail sales<br />

on its cult lipstick line, alongside<br />

makeup services from its sister<br />

business, SSMITH ARTISTRY. In<br />

addition, the team has created an<br />

inclusive space for other First Nations<br />

businesses.<br />

‘One of Amplified Beauty’s biggest<br />

values is to make a difference<br />

wherever we can and that is exactly<br />

what I plan to do with creating space<br />

for the Aboriginal sector,’ says Smith.<br />

‘It is our intent for this space to have<br />

a positive impact on our beautiful<br />

culture in the retail and tourism<br />

business of SA.’<br />

Watch out for a permanent<br />

beachfront store in the months<br />

to come!<br />

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

for more information.<br />

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Learn to embrace<br />

your own unique<br />

beauty, celebrate<br />

your unique gifts<br />

with confidence.<br />

Your imperfections<br />

are actually a gift.<br />

Kerry<br />


How dare a person<br />

tell a woman,<br />

how to dress, how<br />

to talk, how to<br />

behave! Any being<br />

who does that is<br />

no human.<br />

Abhijit<br />


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credit: Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com<br />

Editorial credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com

The kind of beauty<br />

I want most is the<br />

hard-to-get kind<br />

that comes from<br />

within – strength,<br />

courage, dignity.<br />

Ruby Dee<br />

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There’s<br />

nothing<br />

wrong with a<br />

woman being<br />

comfortable,<br />

confident.<br />

Selena Gomez

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credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com


Beauty is<br />

not in the<br />

face; beauty<br />

is a light in<br />

the heart.<br />

Gibran<br />

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Beauty lies not<br />

in a flawless<br />

complexion but in<br />

the stories that<br />

are told by each<br />

transitioning line<br />

on a woman’s face.<br />

Alyscia<br />

Cunningham<br />


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26<br />

Amy<br />

credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com<br />


I know my worth.<br />

I embrace my<br />

power. I say if I’m<br />

beautiful. I say if<br />

I’m strong. You will<br />

not determine my<br />

story. I will.<br />

Schumer<br />

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.The real secret to<br />

total gorgeousness<br />

is to believe in<br />

yourself, have self-<br />

confidence, and<br />

try to be secure in<br />

your decisions and<br />

thoughts.<br />

Kirsten<br />

Dunst<br />


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ICONIC<br />

RED<br />

CARPET<br />

LOOKS<br />





2019<br />

Actor and style icon Billy<br />

Porter stole the show at<br />

the 91st Academy Awards<br />

in a black velvet tuxedo<br />

dress by Christian Siriano.<br />

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LUPITA<br />

NYONG’O, 2014<br />

Winning an Academy Award<br />

in 2014 for her film debut in<br />

12 Years a Slave, Lupita all<br />

but floated down the red<br />

carpet in a Grecian-style blue<br />

Prada gown.<br />


GRACE KELLY, 1955<br />

Grace turned heads at the<br />

Academy Awards in a gown by<br />

Edith Head. The designer was<br />

nominated for 35 Academy<br />

Awards for costume design during<br />

her career and won eight, making<br />

her the most awarded woman in<br />

the Academy’s history.

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


PALTROW, 1999<br />

Looking pretty in pink in<br />

Ralph Lauren, Gwyneth took<br />

home Best Actress for her<br />

role in Shakespeare in Love.<br />

credit: Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com<br />

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2017<br />

In a Ralph & Russo dress that<br />

looked made of thousands<br />

of diamonds (and only<br />

diamonds), Bella Hadid shone<br />

like a star at the AMFAR Gala<br />

in 2017, making this one of<br />

our favourite red-carpet looks.



2013<br />

Looking resplendent<br />

and effortlessly elegant<br />

in Dior, she also won an<br />

Oscar for Best Actress in<br />

Silver Linings Playbook.<br />


2002<br />

Wearing a show-stopping<br />

partially sheer Ellie Saab<br />

gown, Halle took home<br />

the Best Actress Oscar in<br />

2002, making her the first<br />

African American woman<br />

to win this category.<br />

credit: Everett Collection / Shutterstock.com<br />

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2011<br />

An iconic dress then and now,<br />

Cate wore a Givenchy Couture<br />

chiffon gown featuring an<br />

architectural breast piece and<br />

chartreuse beading.<br />


HURLEY, 1995<br />

For the premiere of Four<br />

Weddings and a Funeral,<br />

Liz stepped out in the<br />

now infamous ‘safety<br />

pin gown’ by Versace.<br />

The dress is one of the<br />

designer’s most wellknown<br />

creations and<br />

is even credited with<br />

launching Hurley to<br />

international fame.<br />

credit:: Shutterstock.com

FARRAH<br />

FAWCETT, 1978<br />

The ‘golden girl’ at the 1978<br />

Oscars, Farrah’s Stephen<br />

Burrows gown was the<br />

inspiration for millions of<br />

replicas to come.<br />

ZENDAYA, 2022<br />

Always a style-superstar,<br />

Zendaya rocked the 2022<br />

Academy Awards in a rulebreaking<br />

look by Valentino<br />

consisting of a cropped silk<br />

shirt and dramatic silver<br />

sequined skirt.<br />

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BARBRA<br />

STREISAND, 1969<br />

Barbra won Best Actress for<br />

Funny Girl – and broke new<br />

ground in this sheer mod<br />

Arnold Scaasi outfit.<br />


2000<br />

No red carpet list is complete<br />

without an honoury mention<br />

of JLo’s iconic Versace<br />

gown she wore to the 2000<br />

Grammys. And in true JLo<br />

style, she rocked the same<br />

look 20 years later to close<br />

out the fashion house’s Fall<br />

runway show.

NICOLE<br />

KIDMAN, 2021<br />

Bringing it to red carpets<br />

since 1991, Nic is no<br />

stranger to making the<br />

best-dressed lists. Here she<br />

is in an ethereal Armani<br />

Privé gown at the 2021<br />

premiere of Being the<br />

Ricardos.<br />

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

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THE<br />

MET<br />

GALA:<br />


OR ART?<br />

Cardi B, 2019

No red-carpet roundup would<br />

be complete without sharing<br />

some iconic looks from the Met<br />

Gala. If you’re into over-the-top,<br />

this is the red carpet for you.<br />

Avant-garde fashion and beauty<br />

reign supreme on this night<br />

of nights where art intersects<br />

with fashion in its highest form.<br />

Here are some of the most<br />

memorable fashion moments.<br />

Lady Gaga, 2019<br />

Kim Kardashian, 2022 Winnie Harlow, 2022<br />

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Iman, 2021 Beyonce, 2015<br />

Kendall Jenner, 2022<br />

Kylie Jenner, 2022

Rihanna, 2015<br />

Rihanna, 2015<br />

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Ato<br />

Zinc<br />

of skincare<br />

ingredients<br />

& how<br />

they work<br />




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SKIN<br />









A<br />

ALGAE<br />

Algae is known to be one of the<br />

world’s most complete food sources<br />

and is commonly used in skincare<br />

to aid in the natural production of<br />

collagen and improve elasticity,<br />

hydration and skin tone.<br />

synonym: Seaweed extract, kelp,<br />

marine extracts<br />


This polysaccharide-rich gel is one<br />

of the oldest and most recognised<br />

botanicals. While it’s best known<br />

for its soothing properties and<br />

lightweight hydration, particularly<br />

useful for sunburn, it is also rich<br />

in antioxidants and enzymes that<br />

help to promote the production of<br />

collagen and elastin.<br />

synonym: Aloe, Aloe barbadensis<br />


ACIDS (AHAS)<br />

Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) help<br />

loosen the “glue” between dead<br />

skin cells and enhance exfoliation.<br />

The most well known AHAs are<br />

glycolic acid and lactic acid. Glycolic<br />

acid comes from sugar cane, and<br />

lactic acid from milk. They work<br />

to exfoliate the skin and give a<br />

fresher appearance, as well as<br />

increase hydration by supporting<br />

natural hyaluronic acid production.<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 />

synonym: AHA, Lactic Acid, Citric<br />

Acid, Tartaric Acid, Malic Acid,<br />

Sodium Lactate, Lauryl Lactate, Cetyl<br />

Lactate, Myristyl Lactate, Mandelic<br />

Acid, Gluconolactone, Fruit Acid<br />


Alpha lipoic acid is an enzyme and<br />

antioxidant that has been shown to<br />

improve skin texture and tone, help<br />

to reduce under-eye puffiness and<br />

enlarged pores, and even improve<br />

the appearance of rosacea. It may<br />

also have anti-ageing benefits due<br />

to its strong antioxidant benefits<br />

that help to protect the skin from<br />

environmental aggressors.<br />

synonym: Thioctic Acid, ALA<br />


Amino acids are the building blocks<br />

of proteins and peptides. Depending<br />

on their type, they can stimulate<br />

cell activity like collagen synthesis,<br />

transport moisture through the skin<br />

and promote skin resilience.<br />

synonym: Arginine, Lysine, Proline,<br />

Valine, Tyrosine, Leucine, Glycine,<br />

Phenylalanine, Alanine, Gamma<br />

Amino Butyric Acid, GABA,<br />

Glutamine, Cysteine, Acetyl<br />

Cysteine, Carnitine, Thymidine,<br />

Guanosine, Guanine


Antioxidants are the skin’s<br />

bodyguards, helping protect the<br />

skin from free radicals, which attack<br />

healthy skin cells and collagen.<br />

Antioxidants help mop up the<br />

damage free radical scavengers<br />

leave behind. Studies suggest<br />

antioxidants in combination are<br />

more effective on the skin than<br />

single-ingredient formulations. Look<br />

for products containing Vitamins<br />

A, B3, C and E, co-enzyme Q10,<br />

idebenone, lycopene, grapeseed<br />

extract, papaya, green tea, rosehip<br />

and resveratrol.<br />


Arbutin is a plant-derived<br />

antioxidant from bearberry, licorice,<br />

cranberry or blueberry plants. It can<br />

help fade hyperpigmentation by<br />

working to diminish the production<br />

of melanin and promote an even<br />

skin tone.<br />

synonym: Alpha-Arbutin, Beta-<br />

Arbutin<br />


Native to the Argan tree in<br />

Morocco, Argan Oil has been<br />

used for centuries for its excellent<br />

moisturising and anti-inflammatory<br />

properties for skin and hair.<br />

synonym: Argan, Argania spinosa<br />


Avocado oil is full of fatty acids that<br />

help to promote radiant, hydrated<br />

skin. It has been shown to visibly<br />

minimise the appearance of sundamaged<br />

skin and help restore<br />

suppleness. One study also found<br />

it may help with wound healing and<br />

collagen production.<br />

synonym: Persea americana<br />


Azelaic acid is derived from yeast<br />

and provides antimicrobial, antiinflammatory<br />

and exfoliating<br />

properties to help improve acne and<br />

pigmentation and even rosacea.<br />

synonym: Nonanedioic acid<br />


A plant-based retinol alternative,<br />

Bakuchiol helps to improve the look<br />

of lines and wrinkles without any<br />

irritation, according to a 2019 study<br />

published in the British Journal<br />

of Dermatology. This ancient<br />

botanical, which has recently made<br />

headwaves in skincare, has antiinflammatory<br />

and anti-microbial<br />

properties, while helping to increase<br />

collagen production and reduce<br />

the look of fine lines, wrinkles and<br />

hyperpigmentation.<br />

synonym: Psoralea Corylifolia<br />

Seed Oil<br />


(BHAS)<br />

Beta hydroxy acids work to control<br />

excess oil production and secretion<br />

and gently exfoliate the skin’s<br />

surface, making it a popular option<br />

for blemish-prone and oily skin.<br />

Unlike AHAs, these are oil-soluble,<br />

which means they can penetrate<br />

deeper into pores. The most<br />

commonly known BHA is salicylic<br />

acid. According to the FDA though,<br />

from a chemist’s perspective,<br />

salicylic is not a true BHA.<br />

synonym: salicylic acid (or related<br />

substances, such as salicylate,<br />

sodium salicylate, and willow bark<br />

extract), beta hydroxybutanoic acid,<br />

tropic acid, trethocanic acid<br />


This is a nutrient-rich extract from<br />

pineapple enzymes, commonly<br />

used to help bruising, swelling<br />

and wounds. It also works as an<br />

exfoliator to give the skin a brighter,<br />

more glowing appearance.<br />

synonym: Ananas comosus,<br />

pineapple enzyme<br />

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Ceramides are a type of skin lipid<br />

that sit in the top layer of the skin<br />

and work to lock in essential oils<br />

and moisture. They are essential<br />

in maintaining both the structure<br />

and strength of the lipid matrix.<br />

Ceramides are a naturally occurring<br />

skin lipid found within the cell<br />

membrane. They are used in<br />

skincare products as an emollient<br />

and, because of their rich, luxurious<br />

feel, many are used on dry, chafed<br />

and inflamed or delicate skin.<br />

Also look out for products<br />

containing evening primrose oil,<br />

jojoba, coconut, macadamia, olive,<br />

shea butter and wheatgerm.<br />

COENZYME Q10<br />

CoQ10 occurs naturally in the body,<br />

however, factors such as stress,<br />

ageing and some medications can<br />

lower the levels. In most people over<br />

30, levels of CoQ10 in the skin are<br />

below optimum, resulting in lesser<br />

ability to produce collagen, elastin<br />

and other important skin molecules.<br />

CoQ10 penetrates into skin cells to<br />

boost skin repair and regeneration<br />

and reduce free radical damage.<br />

synonym: Ubiquinone, CoQ10<br />


Enzymes dissolve surface skin cells<br />

for better delivery of topical skincare<br />

and promoting the look of glowing,<br />

fresh skin. Papaya, pineapple<br />

and pumpkin are the three most<br />

common sources of enzyme in<br />

skincare.<br />

synonym: Papaya, Papain,<br />

Pineapple, Bromelain, Pumpkin,<br />

Cucurbita Pepo<br />


Ferulic acid is an antioxidant from<br />

the cell wall of plants and has been<br />

shown to help combat skin ageing<br />

by helping to protect future free<br />

radical damage and repairing<br />

existing free radical damage. It is<br />

particularly effective combined with<br />

Vitamins C and E to increase efficacy<br />

and enhance stability.<br />

synonym: ferulate, hydroxycinnamic<br />

acid<br />


(see AHAs)<br />


Found naturally in the body,<br />

hyaluronic acid is what gives skin its<br />

volume and fullness. One of its many<br />

claims to fame is that it can hold up<br />

to 1,000 times its weight in water.<br />

Because of its ability to “latch” onto<br />

huge numbers of water molecules<br />

and bring them into the cells of<br />

the skin, it is an extremely effective<br />

hydrator and skin plumper.<br />

synonym: sodium hyaluronate,<br />

hyaluronan<br />


From jojoba plant seeds, jojoba<br />

oil mimics the skin’s natural oils<br />

and thereby works synergistically<br />

with the natural lipids in the skin to<br />

provide lightweight, well-tolerated<br />

hydration.<br />

synonym: Simmondsia chinensis,<br />

Isopropyl Jojobate<br />


This compound is a byproduct<br />

from fermented rice in sake<br />

and is commonly used to treat<br />

pigmentation as it helps inhibit the<br />

production of tyrosinase to combat<br />

excess melanin.<br />

synonym: Kojic Acid Dipalmitate<br />


(see Vitamin C)


(see AHAs)<br />


(see Vitamin B3)<br />


Native to New Zealand, manuka<br />

honey contains natural antibacterial,<br />

antifungal and healing benefits,<br />

making it suitable for use in skincare<br />

that targets redness, inflammation<br />

and blemish-prone skin.<br />

synonym: Leptospermum<br />

scoparium, kāhikato<br />


Peptides are small molecules of<br />

at least two or more amino acids<br />

chemically linked together. When<br />

certain amino acids are combined,<br />

they create specific peptides (the<br />

different combinations are virtually<br />

limitless). Acting as chemical<br />

messengers, peptides communicate<br />

with cells to activate their target.<br />

Peptides have a variety of functions,<br />

primarily they help to stimulate<br />

collagen, combat what is known<br />

as Advanced Glycation End (AGE)<br />

product formation, which is a<br />

metabolic process that damages<br />

collagen in the body, and reduce<br />

pigmentation.<br />

synonym: pentapeptides,<br />

hexapeptides, palmitoyl<br />

oligopeptide, palmitoyl<br />

tetrapeptide, copper peptides<br />


Primarily found in red wine,<br />

resveratrol has been shown to have<br />

antioxidant, antimicrobial and antiinflammatory<br />

properties, making<br />

it a “jack of all trades” in skincare<br />

products.<br />


Produced from the seeds of the rose<br />

bush, rosehip oil is rich in fatty acids<br />

and Vitamins A and C. Its soothing,<br />

hydrating and anti-inflammatory<br />

properties helps to smooth and<br />

brighten skin and improve the look<br />

of stretch marks and scars.<br />


(see BHAs)<br />


(see Algae)<br />


This is a mineral commonly used<br />

as a physical sunscreen for both<br />

UVA and UVB – meaning that it<br />

works by sitting on top of the<br />

skin to block damaging UV rays.<br />

It can also be used as a base for<br />

pigments, particularly in foundation<br />

and powders, and can be used as a<br />

thickener.<br />


Vitamin A is often touted as the<br />

most effective topical ingredient to<br />

prevent, restore, normalise and help<br />

repair damaged skin. Since our body<br />

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

becomes deficient over time.<br />

Arguably the most potent<br />

topical derivative of Vitamin A<br />

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

widely regarded as the anti-ageing<br />

solution. Retinol encourages<br />

better cell function and turnover<br />

to improve skin texture, increase<br />

collagen production to address<br />

fine lines, inhibit the enzyme<br />

tyrosinase to address excess and<br />

abnormal melanin production<br />

(hyperpigmentation), and regulate<br />

oil production to improve acne.<br />


(see Vitamin A)<br />

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VITAMIN B3<br />

Vitamin B3 takes its place alongside<br />

skincare veterans Vitamins A and C.<br />

It increases ceramide production<br />

to boost natural hydration levels and<br />

skin luminosity; helps prevent the<br />

transfer of melanin from melanocyte<br />

to keratinocyte and thereby<br />

reducing hyperpigmentation;<br />

increases the natural immunity<br />

of the skin to defend against<br />

environmental stress; and reduces<br />

excess oil production. Niacinamide,<br />

the physiologically active form of<br />

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

group and is water soluble. Used<br />

in anti-ageing products, studies<br />

have shown it stimulates collagen<br />

synthesis and fatty acid levels in skin.<br />

synonym: Nicotinamide, Nicotinic<br />

Acid Amide, Myristyl Nicotinate<br />

VITAMIN B5<br />

Vitamin B5 helps to hydrate and<br />

retain moisture in the skin, calm<br />

irritation and promote skin healing.<br />

It helps to strengthen the skin’s<br />

barrier and promote increased<br />

elasticity.<br />

synonym: pantothenic acid<br />


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

Vitamin C that the majority of<br />

medical papers refer to as being<br />

most active on human skin cells<br />

– Vitamin C works to increase<br />

collagen production to reduce fine<br />

lines and minimise scarring and<br />

is a potent anti-inflammatory. It is<br />

an antioxidant found naturally in<br />

the skin, which works with other<br />

antioxidants to prevent free radical<br />

damage.<br />

synonym: Calcium Acerbate,<br />

Ascorbyl Palmitate, Vitamin C<br />

Palmitate, Sodium Ascorbate,<br />

Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate,<br />

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate,<br />

Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate,<br />

Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate,<br />

Calcium Ascorbate, Ascorbyl<br />

Tetraisopalmitate, vitamin c ester,<br />

Ascorbyl glucoside, ascorbic acid


Vitamin E is an antioxidant with<br />

anti-inflammatory and moisturising<br />

properties. It can also help<br />

prevent free radical damage as<br />

well as improve skin softness and<br />

smoothness, help prevent skin<br />

discolouration and keep breakouts<br />

at bay.<br />

synonym: tocopheryl acetate,<br />

tocopherol acetate, or vitamin E<br />

acetate<br />


Topical Vitamin K is often used to<br />

help redness, particularly in dark<br />

circle eye treatment formulations or<br />

for post-procedure bruising. Vitamin<br />

K’s main function is blood clotting<br />

and tissue healing.<br />

synonym: phytonadione<br />


The single most important antiageing<br />

product is not a vitamin at<br />

all, but a mineral. Given that sun<br />

damage is the fundamental basis of<br />

environmental ageing, zinc oxide<br />

used in a broad-spectrum sunblock<br />

should be your number-one skincare<br />

ingredient, protecting you against<br />

the harmful rays from the sun.<br />

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3.<br />

2.<br />

AHAs<br />

1.<br />

4.<br />

SKIN<br />

3.<br />

Vitamin<br />

A<br />

(retinol)<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

4.<br />

5.<br />

6.<br />

7.<br />

Vitamin<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

4.<br />

5.<br />

6.<br />

7.<br />

B<br />


1. Clinique Clarifying Do-Over Peel,<br />

$48, 2. Votary Daily Apple Toner, $70<br />

3. Sisley Paris Grapefruit Toning<br />

Lotion 250ml, $130, 4. iS CLINICAL<br />

Cleansing Complex Polish 120g, $80<br />

9.<br />

8.<br />

11.<br />

10.<br />

1. Ella Baché Retinol Renewal Eye Serum, $109, 2. Dr.<br />

LeWinn’s Serum Series Retinol + Beauactive Renew<br />

Serum 30ml, $74.99, 3. Synergie Skin Ultimate A, $139,<br />

4. GINGER&ME Vitamin Infusion Booster 30ml, $88,<br />

5. PCA Skin Age Refining Treatment, $195, 6. Kiehl’s<br />

Retinol Fast Release Wrinkle-Reducing Night Serum,<br />

$138, 7. Cosmedix Elite Alt-A 50ml, $253, 8. Skinbetter<br />

Science AlphaRet Intensive Overnight Cream, 30ml<br />

$189, 9. Société Refinishing Plus Complex 50ml, $125,<br />

10. Neostrata Enlighten Brightening Complex 50mL,<br />

$69.99, 11. Aspect Retinol Brulee 30ml, $139<br />

8.<br />

9.<br />

10.<br />

11.<br />

12.<br />

1. House of Immortelle B5 Tea Tree Antiblemish<br />

Serum, $49.95, 2. PCA Skin Vitamin<br />

B3 Brightening Serum 30ml, $230, 3. Esmi Skin<br />

Minerals Probiotic Skyn Mylc, $65, 4. Paula’s<br />

Choice 10% Niacinamide Booster, $70, 5. Aspect<br />

Dr Multi B Plus 30ml, $149, 6. Synergie Skin<br />

Vitamin B, $125, 7. Dr Naomi Skin Let It B 35ml,<br />

$119, 8. Fenty Skin Watch Ya Tone Niacinamide<br />

Dark Spot Serum 30ml, $62, 9. Vanessa Megan<br />

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

$64.95, 10. Charlotte Tilbury Glow Toner<br />

150ml, $76, 11. Mary Grace Skin Replenishing<br />

Niacinamide Miracle Serum 30ml, $60,<br />

12. Cosmedix B Complex 6g, $139<br />

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1.<br />

4.<br />

7.<br />

Vitamin<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

5.<br />

6.<br />

SKIN<br />

C<br />

8.<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

Enzymes<br />

3.<br />

1. Ella Baché Revealing<br />

Fruit Enzyme Exfoliant, $72,<br />

2. Sisley Paris Exfoliating<br />

Enzyme Mask 40g, $150, 3.<br />

Vanessa Megan Pineapple<br />

Enzyme + HA Brightening Eye<br />

Lift Serum, $74.95<br />

Hyaluronic<br />

acid<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

1. Image Skincare MD Restoring Eye Masks,<br />

$99.95, 2. iS CLINICAL Poly Vitamin Serum 30ml,<br />

$171, 3. Dr. LeWinn’s Serum Series Hyaluronic<br />

Acid + Waterin Hydrate Serum 30ml, $74.99,<br />

4. Medik8 HEO Mask 2 x 50ml, $104<br />

3.<br />


9.<br />

10.<br />

11.<br />

12.<br />

13.<br />

14.<br />

16.<br />

15.<br />

1. iS CLINICAL PRO-Heal Serum Advance+ 30ml,<br />

$259, 2. Image Skincare Vitamin C Antioxidant<br />

Hydrating ACE Serum, $119.95, 3. Synergie Skin<br />

Effica C, $125, 4. Société Triple C Vitamin Therapy<br />

Serum 1oz, $220, 5. Dr. LeWinn’s Serum Series<br />

Vitamin C + Fision Glowplex Glow Serum 30ml,<br />

$74.99, 6. Pure Fiji Super Vitamin C Brightening<br />

Serum with Hyaluronate + Bakuchioil, $99, 7. Ella<br />

Baché Radiance C Antioxidant Defensive Mist, $40,<br />

8. Nalia Luminous Serum 30ml, $56, 9. Dr Naomi<br />

Skin Let’s C 35ml, $139, 10. Aspect Extreme C 20<br />

30ml, $139, 11. PCA Skin C & E Advanced 28g,<br />

$220, 12. Dermaquest C3 Serum 45g, $155, 13.<br />

mesoestetic aox ferulic 30ml, $239, 14. SkinMTX<br />

Potent C 15ml, $129, 15. Medik8 Super C Ferulic<br />

30ml, $140, 16. Vanessa Megan Copper & Vitamin<br />

C Illuminating Sheet Mask 3 Pack, $39.95<br />

Natural oils<br />

& extracts<br />

4.<br />

1. ManukaRx Pro-Aging Day<br />

Cream, $41.90, 2. ManukaRx<br />

Pro-Aging Skin Oil, $38.95,<br />

3. LAMAV Omega 3, 6, 7 & 9<br />

Oil, $69, 4. Jurlique Moisture<br />

Replenishing Day Cream 125ml,<br />

$90, 5. Evereden Nourishing Baby<br />

Face Cream, $50, 6. Mary Grace<br />

Blemish Serum 50ml, $50<br />

1. 3.<br />

5.<br />

6.<br />

2.<br />

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5.<br />

Sunscreen<br />

2.<br />

SKIN<br />

3.<br />

4.<br />

6.<br />

7.<br />

1.<br />

Marine<br />

extracts<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

1. Skeyndor Expert Cleanse Pro Rebalancing<br />

Vitamin Essence, $63, 2. mesoestetic<br />

age<br />

element brightening concentrate 30ml, $179,<br />

3. Luk Beautifood Supergreens Lip Scrub, $28<br />

1. Esmi Skin Minerals Golden Anti-Aging Serum,<br />

$65, 2. Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Magic<br />

Serum Crystal Elixir, $110, 3. Charlotte Tilbury<br />

Charlotte’s Magic Cream, $125, 4. Biossance<br />

Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum, $108<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

Peptides<br />

4.<br />


8. 10.<br />

9.<br />

1. mesoprotech mineral matt antiaging fluid<br />

sunscreen, $96, 2. SkinMTX 3-in-1 Matt Tinted<br />

Protector 30ml, 3. OCosmedics Mineral Pro<br />

Sunscreen 75g, $52, 4. Esmi Skin Minerals<br />

Skin Shield Sunscreen SPF30+, $45, 5. Société<br />

Clinical Skincare Covershield SPF 15 60g, $30, 6.<br />

Ultraceuticals Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser<br />

SPF 50+, $92, 7. Aspect Sun Physical Sun Protection<br />

SPF 50+ 75ml, $59, 8. Aspect Sun Envirostat ‘On<br />

The Go’ SPF 50+ 75ml, $30, 9. Skinbetter Science<br />

Tone Smart SPF 50 12g, $129, 10. Ultraderm All In<br />

One Balm SPF 30, $64<br />

Plant<br />

stem cells /<br />

growth<br />

factors<br />

1. Dr Naomi Skin Plump<br />

Fiction 50ml, $139, 2.<br />

CALECIM Professional<br />

Pigment Solution 30g, $269,<br />

3. Enbacci Age Revitalising<br />

Sheet Defence Mask, $23<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

1.<br />

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GAME ON<br />



iS Clinical continues to cement itself as one of<br />

the most technologically advanced skincare<br />

brands, with a slew of new ‘Best in Beauty’<br />

awards under its belt.<br />

iS Clinical has taken the beauty industry by<br />

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

skincare brands in the world. Endorsed by<br />

dermatologists and A-listers, as well as the<br />

recipient of multiple awards, iS Clinical is<br />

backed by hard science, delivering highly<br />

effective, clinically validated skincare products<br />

that offer dramatic improvements for specific<br />

skin concerns.<br />

This is an advanced pharmaceutical-grade<br />

cosmeceutical range using 95-98% botanically<br />

derived ingredients in their most pure and<br />

potent form. These botanicals are combined into<br />

powerful formulas that help to promote healthy<br />

skin function at a cellular level. The products are<br />

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

and designed to improve overall skin health.<br />

Clinically validated by numerous independent<br />

third-party studies, iS Clinical is designed to<br />

achieve dramatic and visible improvements to<br />

the skin.<br />

But don’t just take our word for it. Here<br />

are some of the brand’s most recent ‘best in<br />

class’ awards.<br />

WINNER<br />



Allure Best of Beauty Awards 2022:<br />

Winner Best Peel<br />

Marie Claire Beauty Game Changers 2022<br />

Health Beauty Awards 2022: Winner Best Peel<br />

Danish Beauty Award 2022: Face Care Product of<br />

the Year for Luxury & Professional<br />

The advanced Active Peel System is a powerful yet<br />

gentle, fast-acting, two-step treatment designed<br />

to resurface and polish the skin while providing<br />

hydration, rejuvenation and antioxidant protection.<br />

Designed to use every other day, this complete skin<br />

treatment helps to improve the appearance of skin<br />

tone and texture, resulting in a smoother, hydrated<br />

and more youthful-looking complexion. Each<br />

towelette is formulated for a unique experience while<br />

working together to deliver optimal results.<br />


• Reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and<br />

pore size<br />

• Powerful, yet gentle skin resurfacing<br />

• Improves skin tone, texture and smoothness<br />

• Provides rapid and long-term results<br />

• Supports collagen production and skin elasticity<br />

• Improves overall health and integrity of the skin

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WINNER<br />



InStyle Best Beauty Buys 2021:<br />

Winner Best Serum for Oily Skin<br />

Prevention Australia Best of Beauty<br />

Awards 2021<br />

iS Clinical’s most popular product, Active Serum<br />

is a fast-acting serum that decreases the look<br />

of fine lines and wrinkles, visibly improves<br />

skin tone and diminishes the appearance of<br />

blemishes. Praised by skincare practitioners as<br />

‘remarkable’ and ‘phenomenal’, Active Serum<br />

usually produces results within a couple of days<br />

and leaves the skin moist and smooth.<br />


• Reduces the appearance of fine lines<br />

and wrinkles<br />

• Diminishes the appearance of uneven skin<br />

tone and blemishes<br />

• Smooths and softens<br />

• Gives the appearance of smaller pores<br />

• Provides both rapid and long-term results<br />

WINNER<br />



Harper’s Bazaar Anti-Aging Awards 2022:<br />

Winner Best Cleanser<br />

NewBeauty Awards 2022: Winner Best<br />

Post-Procedure Cleanser<br />

Prevention Australia Best of Beauty Awards 2022<br />

Cleansing Complex is a powerful, yet gentle cleansing gel for<br />

all skin types, including sensitive and blemish-prone, and can<br />

be used on post-procedure skin. It incorporates bionutrients,<br />

antioxidants and mild resurfacing ingredients to thoroughly<br />

cleanse the surface and pores of the skin without stripping<br />

essential natural oils, leaving skin soft and smooth.<br />


• Deep-cleanses skin and pores without drying<br />

• Powerful yet gentle enough for sensitive skin<br />

• Excellent for blemish-prone skin<br />

• Gives the appearance of smaller pores<br />

• Smooths and softens<br />

• Also used as a treatment step in professional facials

WINNER<br />



InStyle Best Beauty Buys 2022:<br />

Winner Best Mask for Oily Skin<br />

This age-defying resurfacing mask promotes the<br />

appearance of firmer skin and smooths and polishes the<br />

complexion. It combines powerful botanical enzymes,<br />

salicylic acid and eco-friendly microparticles to provide an<br />

ideal combination of physical and biochemical exfoliation.<br />

Brazilian blood orange provides added antioxidant<br />

protection and a luxurious aroma. Tri-Active Exfoliating<br />

Masque is a transformative treatment mask that<br />

dramatically helps to smooth, brighten and soften skin.<br />


• Instantly smooths and polishes skin<br />

• Gives the appearance of smaller pores<br />

• Visibly improves the signs of ageing<br />

• Helps improve the appearance of blemish-prone skin<br />

• Safe and effective physical and biochemical exfoliation<br />


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

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

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Ultraderm<br />





Pauline Valle is one of Australia’s skincare industry<br />

leaders. She’s the brains behind Ultraderm, an<br />

Australian made and owned in-clinic and at-home<br />

range of clinical bioactive skincare used in more than 300<br />

beauty clinics and spas across the country.<br />

With decades of experience in both the medical and<br />

beauty industries, Pauline introduced her cosmeceutical<br />

range to the Australian market back in 2009. She had a<br />

clear mission and point of difference: to create a range of<br />

professional and retail products that delivered noticeable<br />

results while offering great value and affordability.<br />

‘When I began the Ultraderm journey, this need was<br />

always at the front of my mind. I wanted to create a skincare<br />

company that not only delivered amazing results but<br />

also focused on meeting the needs of salon owners and<br />

therapists,’ says Pauline.<br />

Fourteen years on and Ultraderm’s innovative approach<br />

and medical-grade active ingredients have proven to be<br />

the perfect solution for more than 300 Australian salons and<br />

their clients, and it has gone on to become a market leader<br />

within the beauty industry. It has also extended to makeup,<br />

with an award-winning mineral makeup line.

Committed to only using proven ingredients that make<br />

a positive improvement to skin, including medical-grade<br />

ingredients for targeted skin problems, Ultraderm regularly<br />

evaluates all formulations and introduces new resultsdriven<br />

ingredients and cosmeceutical technologies as they<br />

come to market. Every product in their range is ethically<br />

formulated with zero animal testing.<br />





• Fine lines<br />

• Dryness<br />

• Dehydration<br />

• Dullness<br />

• Acne<br />

• Pigmentation<br />

• Rosacea<br />

• Sun damage<br />

• Scarring<br />

• Stretch marks<br />


WITH U<br />

In addition to its popular in-clinic peels and targeted skin<br />

treatments, Ultraderm has an excellent range of home care<br />

products, helping to optimise skin health before treatments,<br />

as well as help to enhance and maintain treatment results.<br />

Ultraderm is a complete cosmeceutical skincare range<br />

with active proven ingredients. These are not only beneficial<br />

in making a positive improvement to the skin but are also<br />

suitable for conditions like rosacea, acne, pigmentation,<br />

stretch marks and scarring. It’s been developed to meet the<br />

needs of every skin type, and is especially formulated to<br />

help improve many of the skin concerns affecting Australian<br />

skins. CBM<br />


Visit www.ultraderm.com.au to find an Ultraderm salon<br />

partner near you for professional skin treatments, skincare<br />

advice or to purchase Ultraderm products.<br />

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IN<br />


WITH<br />

TRINNY<br />





Trinny Woodall burst into our lives in 2001<br />

with the highly successful UK television series<br />

What Not to Wear and instantly became a<br />

fan favourite with her authentic and straight-talking<br />

style advice. Even Oprah became a Trinny admirer,<br />

inviting her as a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show on<br />

multiple occasions.<br />

While What Not to Wear, co-hosted with Susannah<br />

Constantine, went from strength to strength, Trinny<br />

even managed to co-write 12 books, which fast<br />

became the go-to bibles for style.<br />

Following the end of the television series, Trinny<br />

pivoted her brand (and first-hand knowledge) from<br />

fashion into beauty and, after years of research,<br />

launched makeup line Trinny London in 2017 and<br />

Trinny London Skincare in 2022.<br />

Known for her (sometimes brutal) honest advice,<br />

Trinny founded her makeup brand with the sole<br />

purpose of giving everyone the tools they need to<br />

feel their best. Banishing overflowing makeup bags<br />

for good, she introduced a streamlined solution<br />

called the stack: cream-based, multi-tasking pots that<br />

click seamlessly together. After that, it seemed only<br />

logical Trinny London would take on the world of<br />

skincare with a game-changing skincare collection.<br />

I was lucky enough to sit down with Trinny when<br />

she visited Australia recently. Of course, I was nervous<br />

that she was going to critique my wardrobe, but she<br />

was much more interested in getting to know me<br />

and went to great lengths to make me feel like we<br />

were just friends having morning tea together. In fact,<br />

she was one of the nicest, most knowledgeable and<br />

most switched-on people I have ever interviewed.<br />

Her depth of knowledge about skin and the aesthetic<br />

needs and wants of women was impressive.<br />

During the interview, Trinny offered to apply my<br />

makeup for me using her Trinny London makeup<br />






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products. As mentioned above, these come in very practical<br />

stackable containers which have fast become a traveller’s<br />

dream. The colours are beautiful, a blend of on-trend hues<br />

as well as the good old staples which many other brands<br />

discard seasonally. The range is not huge; rather, it includes<br />

only the products that we really need.<br />

I declined her kind offer as I was much more interested<br />

in just chatting to her. She did go through her personal<br />

makeup selection, though. I am outlining them here so if<br />

you want to look like Trinny try: Eye2Eye in Fortune, Sheer<br />

Shimmer in Dido, Lip to Cheek in Milly, Eye to Eye in Lovers,<br />

Eye to Eye in Choice, Lip Love in Sacha, Lip Luxe in Eugenie<br />

and Lip Luxe in Swainy.<br />

I asked Trinny why she launched a makeup collection<br />

before her skincare range. She was quick to answer that<br />

bringing out makeup first gave her the opportunity to<br />

continue researching skincare ingredients and assessing<br />

what women really want from their skincare.<br />

I feel that everything Trinny does in business is very<br />

researched and meticulously planned. Her newly launched<br />

skincare range was a real journey of love for her, borne out<br />

of her suffering from acne both as a teenager and adult.<br />

Trinny wants to make sure she does her bit to ensure the<br />

users of her Trinny London skincare never have to worry<br />

about bad skin.

In true Trinny style all the skincare products in the<br />

range have empowering names, such as Energise Me, a<br />

niacinamide moisturizer, Be Your Best, an enzyme balm<br />

cleanser, and Boost Up, a 30% Vitamin C serum.<br />

Trinny said she often changes her skincare regime<br />

based on her skin’s actual needs, which vary greatly,<br />

especially as she travels extensively. She asked me to fill<br />

out a questionnaire so she could prescribe the skincare<br />

for my regime. Unfortunately, I had forgotten my glasses<br />

so Trinny painstakingly read through the questionnaire<br />

with me to ensure I was only given the right products for<br />

my skin’s needs. That showed to me exactly why women<br />

all around the world can relate to and love Trinny<br />

Woodall. My Trinny London Skincare now has pride<br />

of place in my bathroom, personally picked by Trinny<br />

herself and is working wonders on my skin.<br />

Trinny believes in giving back, and her passion for<br />

business and entrepreneurship can be seen through her<br />

support of other start-up founders through mentoring<br />

and the Elevator Pitch series on her Instagram, where<br />

female entrepreneurs are invited to pitch their business<br />

ideas to a wide audience.<br />

In just five years,Trinny London has become one of<br />

the world’s fastest-growing beauty brands. And I have a<br />

feeling she’s just getting started. CBM<br />

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the<br />

20<br />

23<br />

Lifestyle<br />

cleanse<br />








The damage we do to<br />

our bodies during the<br />

festive season seems to<br />

get all the publicity for<br />

post-season detox solutions. Amid<br />

holiday celebrations, parties and<br />

not-so-occasional late-night<br />

kebabs, our health is crying out<br />

for some TLC.<br />

But if you’re finding your festivities<br />

trickle on for months after this binge<br />

siege, you’re not alone. It’s hard<br />

for everyone to let go of living life<br />

to the lax, especially coming out<br />

of the COVID restrictions from the<br />

past couple of years. But a routine<br />

of carbalicious meals, calorieladen<br />

cocktails and late nights is<br />

not only bad for your health but<br />

it also starts to manifest itself in<br />

breakouts, weight gain, weak hair,<br />

dry skin, wrinkles, tiredness and<br />

all-round energy depletion. If you<br />

haven’t already learned that beauty<br />

radiates from the inside out when<br />

it comes to looking after yourself, it<br />

becomes painfully clear once these<br />

manifestations start blocking your<br />

daily glow.<br />

How do you rise out of this rut?<br />

Small steps are the key. You don’t<br />

need to become an overnight<br />

vegan gym-bunny to make positive<br />

changes to your lifestyle and<br />

appearance, but taking a holistic<br />

approach to your routine can do a<br />

lot for looking and feeling refreshed,<br />

relaxed and a little more zen.<br />

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The<br />

mind-body<br />

connection<br />

Paul Taylor, founder of the<br />

MindBodyBrain Performance Institute,<br />

says the brain is a powerful tool in<br />

making lifestyle changes. ‘Staying in<br />

shape is just as much about focusing<br />

on the brain as it is about exercising<br />

and eating well,’ he says. ‘The brain<br />

controls everything the body does but<br />

is reliant on the health of the body’s<br />

optimal function.’<br />

While for some people motivation<br />

comes naturally and is a powerful<br />

instrument, it is often relied upon as the<br />

sole catalyst for change. ‘Motivation is<br />

completely controlled by the brain and is<br />

dependent on the chemical dopamine.<br />

The biggest mistake people make when<br />

trying to get into shape is that they rely<br />

on motivation, which waxes and wanes.<br />

The real key is to create a new habit,<br />

and the key to this, as far as the brain is<br />

concerned, is to develop rituals.<br />

‘When we repeat something enough,<br />

it becomes a habit. The reason it does<br />

so is because the neural wiring for this<br />

activity moves to a part of the brain<br />

called the basal ganglia, which is where<br />

our habits are stored – simply put, the<br />

brain loves routine.’<br />

So, funnily enough, you actually have<br />

the power to trick yourself into living<br />

well. Injecting a space in between<br />

leaving work and arriving home to do<br />

a 25-minute jog on the treadmill, or<br />

replacing a mid-morning pastry with a<br />

green tea, can go a long way in achieving<br />

long-term life balance.

Superfoods<br />

are real<br />

We all essentially know what we shouldn’t be eating but what about<br />

the foods that make up the ‘should’? We’re constantly bombarded with<br />

new information about nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins, with some<br />

categorised as essential and some as elite. ‘Superfoods’ are in the latter<br />

group and are characterised by their high content of vitamins, minerals,<br />

fibre, antioxidants and essential fatty acids.<br />

The speculation about whether the term ‘superfood’ represents a<br />

microcosm of healthfood marketing ploys has been the subject of many<br />

inquiries, with frequent reports about the dramatically higher sales of<br />

blueberries since being painted with the superfood brush.<br />

Blueberries, along with salmon and other omega-rich fatty fish,<br />

soy products, grains, tea and dark chocolate are the top choices for<br />

superfoods. They boast effects such as lower levels of cholesterol and<br />

blood sugar, lower risk of heart disease and cancer, as well as a decrease<br />

in inflammation – one of the key culprits in the ageing process.<br />

While they are often associated with extreme diets and fad detox<br />

plans, you don’t have to survive on these foods alone to experience their<br />

benefits. Working these foods into each meal, one at a time, will add<br />

variety to your diet and can slowly evolve into exploring new ways to<br />

enjoy food.<br />

Experts advise that adding half a cup of blueberries to your morning<br />

cereal is a healthy start. As a general rule, the more colour the fruit<br />

or vegetable has, the richer it is in antioxidants. Integrate spinach,<br />

pumpkin, beetroot and capsicum into your weekly dinner cycle.<br />

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When<br />

we go zen<br />

Meditating can be an extremely beneficial way to decrease<br />

stress, clear your mind and help maintain an emphasis on<br />

what’s important to you. Part of feeling good about yourself<br />

and leading a balanced lifestyle is honing your personal goals<br />

and putting a name to the qualities you like about yourself<br />

(and no, this doesn’t have to involve reciting affirmations to<br />

yourself in front of the mirror every morning).<br />

Defining what actually classifies an act as ‘meditation’<br />

is difficult, particularly because there are so many varying<br />

techniques and cultures from which the skill has evolved. At<br />

its core, meditation has been described as a state of bare<br />

attention, or a focused yet relaxed state of mind.<br />

Simply sitting quietly and concentrating on the action of<br />

breathing can achieve this, as well as walking in the park – the<br />

point is to de-clutter your mind and overcome internal chatter.<br />

Research has shown that meditation activates the<br />

autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for<br />

involuntary functions such as digestion and blood pressure,<br />

often negatively affected by stress. It makes sense that when<br />

stress is eased, stress-related health problems are lessened<br />

and general wellbeing is enhanced. Take half an hour for<br />

some ‘you time’ to promote calmness – it’s a simple and<br />

effective way to integrate meditation into your routine.<br />

So, given the definition of meditation remains somewhat<br />

murky, how do you know if you’re doing it right? The answer<br />

across the board is that if you feel better than you did before<br />

you began, you’re doing it correctly!<br />

A daily fitness routine can act as a form of meditation as<br />

it requires a certain level of concentration and can create a<br />

sense of freedom in the mind. Experts say modern versions of<br />

meditation are just as effective as their ancient counterparts<br />

because the techniques have been adapted to suit modernday<br />

lifestyles and associated stresses.<br />

Simply put, when it comes to reintegrating a sense of the<br />

holistic into your lifestyle and radiating from within, slowly<br />

introducing realistic and achievable goals into your day-today<br />

is the key. CBM



‘YOU TIME’ TO<br />







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Creating<br />

your<br />

signature<br />

scent<br />




In an era finally championing diversity and<br />

individuality, no one wants to look the same. And we<br />

don’t want to smell the same, either.<br />

Jo Malone, British perfumer and founder of<br />

Jo Malone London, was ahead of her time in this area.<br />

As far back as 1994, the company was rewriting the<br />

rules of perfume and developing the concept of<br />

bespoke fragrances with their unexpected<br />

combinations of scents.<br />

Of course, Malone realised that it was too difficult to<br />

have each Jo Malone London store creating bespoke<br />

scents for every client who came in. The solution?<br />

Fragrance layering. The company trademarked the<br />

term “scent pairing” (apparently “layering” cannot<br />

be trademarked), which enabled women and men to<br />

mix and match their favourite scents according to their<br />

mood and occasion.

Scent pairing became the essence of the Jo Malone<br />

London philosophy. Each scent is crafted with the concept<br />

of layering in mind, and are designed to be worn alone<br />

or paired with another Jo Malone scent to help you find a<br />

combination that is uniquely yours.<br />

Jo Malone London fragrances are renowned for the<br />

purity of their ingredients. While it’s not uncommon for<br />

traditional fragrances to have hundreds of ingredients,<br />

Jo Malone fragrances tend to have far fewer – this<br />

cleanness and clarity also enables them to be paired<br />

without being overbearing.<br />

In-store, specially trained Jo Malone stylists are on hand<br />

to guide you in the art of fragrance pairing and selecting<br />

the fragrances that suit you and your body chemistry best,<br />

as well as suggested pairings to go from day to evening, for<br />

example. There are also discovery tables in-store that have<br />

“tasting” note cards to give suggestions for scent pairings<br />

if you choose to have a play and discover new scents for<br />

yourself.<br />

Similarly, on their e-commerce site, jomalone.com.au,<br />

under each fragrance there are suggestions for creating<br />

the perfect pairing, depending on whether you’re after<br />

something warmer or fresher.<br />

A wonderful extra service offered by Jo Malone London<br />

outlets is a wedding stylist, who will guide the bride and<br />

groom on the perfect scent pairing to wear for the big day,<br />

as well as a signature fragrance for the venue.<br />

‘Jo Malone London fragrances are generally based on<br />

two key ingredients, making them ideal for scent pairing,’<br />

says Clayton Ilolahia, Evaluation and Communications<br />

Manager of Fragrances of the World, an independent<br />

body under the direction of legendary perfume expert<br />

Michael Edwards.<br />

‘Jo Malone London has perfected the concept of a<br />

“fragrance wardrobe”,’ he continues. ‘Customers are<br />

becoming more educated about fragrance and therefore<br />

their confidence has increased. We see many social media<br />

posts by everyday women sharing their favourite scent<br />

pairing combos, sometimes discovering them by trial<br />

and error.’<br />

When trademarking their scent pairing concept in 1994,<br />

we wonder if Jo Malone London could see that the art of<br />

creating a signature scent would become so much part of<br />

today’s fragrance scene. CBM<br />

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BEAUTY<br />

TRIED&<br />

TESTED<br />

&loved<br />




Nu Skin ageLOC LumiSpa iO, $360<br />

This is a smart multi-tasking device<br />

that works to cleanse as well as treat<br />

the skin. It uses patented micropulse<br />

oscillation technology to deliver<br />

clinically proven benefits for a glowing<br />

complexion, even for the most<br />

sensitive skin.<br />

Jelly Ko Cherry Blossom Sleeping Mask, $64<br />

New on the Australian market, this overnight<br />

mask is extremely hard working, helping to<br />

hydrate skin and improve dark spots. Skin<br />

instantly looks plumper after use.<br />

Kiehl’s Retinol Fast Release Wrinkle Reducing<br />

Night Serum, $138<br />

This serum works quickly to help reduce fine lines<br />

and wrinkles. Its innovative technology allows the<br />

retinol to be delivered where it gives the best<br />

improvements to the skin.

Parure Gold Skin Foundation by Guerlain, $139<br />

Combining highly effective skincare with a naturallooking<br />

coverage, this 24-karat gold-infused<br />

foundation glides on and instantly provides a<br />

youthful glow and luminescence.<br />

La Perla Lipstick in Cherry Red, $79<br />

The La Perla range of makeup bridges the<br />

gap between luxury and sustainability. This<br />

lipstick is vegan and also refillable. The matte<br />

colour is luscious and has a lovely silky feel.<br />

Endota Organics<br />

Natural Deodorant,<br />

$30<br />

A deodorant free from<br />

all the nasty chemicals<br />

that some deodorants<br />

contain, while working<br />

just as well! Another<br />

plus is that it leaves no<br />

yellow marks on your<br />

clothes after use.<br />

Ultraceuticals Ultra UV Protective Daily<br />

Moisturizer SPF30 Hydrating, $86<br />

This year-round double duty product combines<br />

highly effective moisturisers with SPF 30<br />

sunscreen for the ultimate daily protection.<br />

CeraVe Skin Renewing Retinol, $41.99<br />

Combining a blend of hydrating<br />

hyaluronic acid and ceramides, this clever<br />

retinol product can easily be tolerated<br />

by many skin types. It should be used at<br />

night after cleansing, to help improve the<br />

look of fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture<br />

and radiance.<br />

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BODY<br />









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Abdominoplasty<br />

(TUMMY TUCK)<br />

A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) removes excess skin and<br />

fat from the abdomen and is performed under general<br />

anaesthetic.<br />

The procedure suits those with problems such as<br />

excessive skin laxity (looseness), excess fat and laxity<br />

of the abdominal wall muscles, often resulting in the<br />

skin flapping downwards. Typical patients have often<br />

experienced extreme weight loss or pregnancy and wish<br />

to create a more svelte looking abdominal area. It is often<br />

performed in combination with liposuction.<br />

During the abdominoplasty procedure, skin and fat<br />

are removed from the stomach area and the abdominal<br />

muscles are repaired, tackling a number of conditions<br />

at once. While liposuction is used only to remove fat,<br />

an abdominoplasty can flatten the stomach area by<br />

tightening the muscles as well as recapturing a more<br />

hourglass figure.<br />

An incision is made across the lower abdomen, above<br />

the pubic bone, and is positioned in such a way as to<br />

be invisible under swimwear and underwear. A circular<br />

incision is then made around the navel and the skin is<br />

then separated from the muscle, working up toward the<br />

ribs, stitching the muscles together then tightens the<br />

stomach. Excess skin is removed, and a new opening is<br />

made for the belly button.<br />

Patients usually take around three weeks off work.<br />

Results are a flatter stomach with repaired abdominal<br />

muscles and removal of excess skin. A scar is created<br />

across the lower abdomen, which can be hidden within<br />

the bikini line, and minimised with various scar therapies.




Brachioplasty<br />

(ARM LIFT)<br />

Brachioplasty, also known as an arm lift, reshapes<br />

the underside of the upper arm from the armpit<br />

to the elbow, and involves the surgical removal<br />

of excess loose skin and fat from saggy underarm<br />

areas, sometimes referred to as “bingo wings”.<br />

As well as the surgical excision of loose skin,<br />

the procedure may also incorporate liposuction<br />

to remove excess fat. Performed under general<br />

anaesthetic, the procedure may require an<br />

overnight stay in hospital but patients are often<br />

allowed to go home on the same day.<br />

Results include improved appearance of the<br />

upper arm, with more definition and no flapping<br />

skin. Most people can resume normal activities<br />

around two weeks after surgery. A scar will be<br />

visible, typically running along the inside of the<br />

arm from the armpit to the elbow; however, scar<br />

management techniques and products can help<br />

minimise the appearance.<br />

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Breast lift<br />


A breast augmentation can return shape to a<br />

flattened, sagging breast, but it is commonly<br />

combined with mastopexy (breast lift surgery)<br />

to raise the breasts to a more youthful<br />

position. In other patients, a breast reduction<br />

may be more suitable following weight loss,<br />

and again this is usually combined with a<br />

mastopexy to achieve the best results.<br />

For a small lift, the peri-areola mastopexy<br />

is commonly used, with an incision made<br />

around the nipple. The nipple is elevated<br />

and the skin envelope is moved so the<br />

nipple sits higher on the breast mound.<br />

For a larger lift, the anchor-incision<br />

technique may be used. It involves an<br />

incision being made around the nipple<br />

and vertically down, with another incision<br />

horizontally under the breast. Another<br />

common breast lift method is the shorter<br />

scar LeJour technique. In both cases, the<br />

excess skin is removed and the nipple<br />

placed higher.<br />

Results include rounder, fuller breasts<br />

with higher projection and repositioned to<br />

a more youthful and attractive position. A<br />

mastopexy can help reduce the appearance<br />

of back rolls, or sagging skin on the sides<br />

and back of a weight-loss patient. Initial<br />

recovery takes around five to seven days<br />

and resulting scars should fade over time.<br />





Breast reduction<br />


Breast reduction (or reduction mammoplasty) is a surgical<br />

procedure that reduces, lifts and reshapes the breast. It is<br />

used to remove excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin<br />

to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body. The<br />

procedure is designed to alleviate the discomfort associated<br />

with overly large breasts.<br />

The operation seeks to relieve symptoms and pains<br />

caused by very large breasts. Overly large breasts can cause<br />

health issues and emotional problems for some women. In<br />

addition to self-image issues, it can also cause physical pain<br />

and discomfort. This includes back pain, neck pain, breast<br />

tenderness, shoulder grooving (from bra straps), intertrigo<br />

(rash between folds of skin), and overall breast discomfort.<br />

Many breast reduction surgery procedures usually call<br />

for just one vertical incision around the areola down to the<br />

breast crease, and in some cases along the crease as well. A<br />

portion of fat and excess tissue is then removed. The nipple<br />

and areola are then pertly repositioned and the skin under<br />

the breast is re-sculpted. This results in smaller breasts that<br />

have a more aesthetically pleasing shape and improved<br />

support, lift and overall fullness.<br />

Breast reduction surgery is performed under a general<br />

anaesthetic, with a recuperation period of around three<br />

weeks. Scars are an inevitable part of any invasive surgery.<br />

The resulting scar can usually be seen from around the<br />

nipple down to the breast crease in a vertical line, and may<br />

fade over 12 – 18 months after the procedure. This scar<br />

generally takes longer than other types of scarring to settle.<br />

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Liposuction<br />

Liposuction is a surgical procedure performed<br />

under anaesthetic to remove deposits of fat<br />

from specific areas of the body. It can be<br />

performed almost anywhere on the body where<br />

there are pockets of fat, including the neck,<br />

arms, stomach, back, chest, buttocks, thighs<br />

and ankles.<br />

It is usually performed as day surgery,<br />

although some cases may warrant an overnight<br />

hospital stay.<br />

Generally, the area to be treated with<br />

liposuction is infiltrated with a tumescent<br />

fluid containing local anaesthetic and a vasoconstrictor<br />

before small cannulas are used to<br />

vacuum out the fat. Alternatively, a syringe can<br />

be used to withdraw the fat.<br />

Power-assisted liposuction, where<br />

radiofrequency, ultrasound or laser technology<br />

is used to improve liposuction results, can help<br />

increase skin contracture and tone and tighten<br />

the skin’s surface. These types of techniques<br />

are also typically less aggressive.<br />

The ideal liposuction patient is at or near<br />

their ideal body weight (within 30 per cent), has<br />

good skin elasticity and is seeking reduction of<br />

diet-resistant localised pockets of fat. They also<br />

need to understand the risks of surgery and<br />

have realistic expectations that liposuction is<br />

not a way of losing masses of weight or a cure<br />

for obesity.<br />

Bruising can last for a few weeks and swelling<br />

for around one to two months. A compression<br />

garment is usually worn for about four to six<br />

weeks in most cases. Patients can usually return<br />

to work after around three to seven days. Final<br />

results – a trimmer-looking, more proportionate<br />

and shapely form – can be seen from six<br />

months to a year as swelling subsides. Results<br />

are long lasting provided the patient maintains<br />

a similar weight.

Thigh lift<br />

A thigh lift is a surgical procedure performed<br />

under general anaesthetic to remove excess<br />

skin and fatty tissue, typically in patients<br />

who’ve lost considerable amounts of weight.<br />

A thigh lift can be combined with liposuction<br />

for a smoother result. During the procedure,<br />

an incision is made in the upper inner thigh<br />

– in some cases this may extend to the groin<br />

line or buttock fold – and excess fat and<br />

tissue is removed via this incision.<br />

Results include improved contour<br />

of the upper leg, with tauter skin and<br />

more defined musculature. Normal daily<br />

activities can usually be resumed, and are<br />

encouraged for circulation, within several<br />

days following surgery.<br />





RESULT.<br />

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Non-surgical<br />

fat reduction<br />

Non-surgical body contouring procedures use medical-grade<br />

energy-based devices to dissolve fat and/or tighten skin. The<br />

energy is emitted via an applicator through the skin without<br />

damaging the outer layers, only targeting the underlying fat<br />

and tissues.<br />

Targeted fat cells are destroyed and excreted naturally via<br />

the body’s lymphatic system over a period of several weeks.<br />

Most devices require a series of treatments spaced several<br />

weeks apart for optimum results. Fat reduction treatments<br />

can reduce fat in the targeted area by as much as 20%.<br />

Although non-surgical body contouring devices offer<br />

an effective means for achieving a more streamlined body<br />

shape – commonly targeting treatment areas such as the<br />

abdomen and thighs – it’s worth remembering that no<br />

non-surgical device can achieve the level of fat removal<br />

possible with liposuction. It’s therefore important to have<br />

realistic expectations of what non-surgical body contouring<br />

can achieve, both in terms of the amount of fat that can be<br />

targeted, and the length of time it will take to see results.<br />

The best candidates are usually those with small to<br />

medium localised fat deposits that are resistant to diet<br />

and exercise, rather than those seeking large-volume fat<br />

removal. For muscle building and toning treatment, just<br />

about anyone is a suitable candidate.<br />

Today’s most popular energy systems use fat-freezing<br />

technology (cryolipolysis treaments), radiofrequency, latestgeneration<br />

microwave energy and laser technologies.<br />




This method uses almost-freezing temperatures to kill fat cells<br />

without traumatising the surrounding tissues or harming the<br />

skin. A gel drape is placed onto the target area to protect the<br />

skin before the applicator head is placed onto the fat pocket,<br />

where it remains for approximately one hour. The applicator<br />

acts like a vacuum to suck the area into position and direct the<br />

cold temperature to the target fat cells under the skin, which<br />

are then destroyed and eliminated naturally by the body.<br />



This non-surgical treatment uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to<br />

reduce pockets of fat. The energy is emitted via an applicator<br />

through the skin without damaging the outer layers, only<br />

targeting the underlying fat and tissues.

With RF body contouring treatment, the heat generated<br />

from the RF energy dissolves fat cells and causes microscopic<br />

changes to tissues and collagen fibres, with further collagen<br />

remodelling occurring over the subsequent months following<br />

the procedure. The broken down fat cells are drained via the<br />

lymphatic system and then excreted as urine. An added bonus<br />

is that it can also improve skin tone and the look of cellulite.<br />

The full effects may not be visible for several months as<br />

the improvements are cumulative. You will gradually notice<br />

changes such as circumferential reduction of the treated area,<br />

a reduction in cellulite and a more streamlined body shape.<br />

Radiofrequency body contouring treatments are non-invasive,<br />

cause minimal discomfort and typically require no downtime.<br />



ONDA Coolwaves by Deka is the first device to use smart<br />

microwave technology for body contouring applications including<br />

localised fat deposits, cellulite and skin tightening. Its propriety<br />

Coolwaves technology targets deeper layers, while keeping the<br />

skin cool and comfortable. It treats fat pockets, cellulite and skin<br />

laxity at the same time.<br />

There is no other device that emits microwaves in the same<br />

way as the Onda system’s smart handpieces. Microwaves are<br />

absorbed by molecules in the target tissue, which causies<br />

them to oscillate and heat up. The Onda handpieces generate<br />

microwaves at 2.45GHz, a frequency that is preferentially<br />

absorbed by fat molecules rather than by water molecules. The<br />

epidermis and the dermis of the skin contain a high percentage<br />

of water but little fat.<br />

Therefore, when the Coolwaves penetrate the skin, they pass<br />

straight through the top layers without depositing excessive<br />

heat (about 20% of the thermal effect from the microwaves).<br />

The majority of the Coolwaves energy affects the subcutaneous<br />

fat, which is heated far more rapidly that the skin (about 80% of<br />

the thermal effect).<br />


Non-invasive fat reduction using hyperthermic laser uses heat to<br />

destroy the fat cells and can work wonders on the love handles and<br />

abdomen.<br />

It uses a specific laser wavelength to target and destroy fat<br />

cells below the dermis. Multiple areas can be treated at once in<br />

just 25 minutes, and all skin types are suitable. The controlled<br />

hyperthermic laser induces fat cell injury by raising fat temperature<br />

to a range of 42 to 47˚C – the ideal temperature to eliminate fat<br />

cells, without damage to surrounding tissue.<br />

There is no downtime and minimal, if any, discomfort. Results<br />

can be seen around six weeks after treatment as the body<br />

naturally metabolises the destroyed fat. A series of treatments<br />

is typically recommended for optimum results.<br />

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Muscle sculpting<br />

& body toning<br />

Even the most disciplined gym-goer will typically have<br />

little pockets of fat they just can’t budge or areas on the<br />

body lacking in definition, despite repeated weights<br />

and workouts. With the latest advancements in body<br />

contouring technology, there are options out there to<br />

remove fat and sculpt muscle without lifting a finger.<br />

Muscle building, toning and sculpting devices are<br />

an exciting new addition to the non-surgical body<br />

contouring market and quickly rising in popularity.<br />

Most use electromagnetic stimulation to strengthen<br />

and tighten the abdominal, gluteal and thigh muscles<br />

through methods of contraction and stimulation<br />

(called supramaximal contractions) – delivering tens<br />

of thousands of muscle contractions in a 30-minute<br />

session (obviously not physically possible during<br />

normal exercise).<br />

During muscle toning treatment, applicators<br />

are placed on areas of the body and generate an<br />

electromagnetic field that stimulates the motor neuron<br />

cells of the body’s muscles, causing the muscle to<br />

contract as it would during movement or exercise.<br />

When exposed to supramaximal contractions, the<br />

muscle responds with a deep remodelling of its inner<br />

structure, resulting in the growth of myofibrils (muscle<br />

hypertrophy) and creation of new protein strands and<br />

muscle fibers (muscle hyperplasia). Increased muscle<br />

density and volume lead to a better definition and<br />

muscle tone.<br />

Some muscle building devices have shown a 16%<br />

average increase in muscle mass, and even a reduction<br />

in reduction in Diastasis recti (abdominal separation<br />

caused by pregnancy).<br />

A series of treatments is usually recommended<br />

with results seen 3-4 weeks after completion of the<br />

treatment plan.<br />

Muscle building and toning devices currently<br />

available in Australia include EmSculpt by BTL,<br />

teslaFORMER and truSculpt FLEX. CBM<br />

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BEAUTY<br />

RIGHT<br />

ON<br />

HUE<br />





Wearing certain colours<br />

can make or break your<br />

makeup. The right ones<br />

will flatter and energise<br />

your appearance; the<br />

wrong ones can make you look sallow<br />

and tired.<br />

When it comes to choosing new makeup,<br />

matching shades to suit your skin tone can<br />

be a tricky business. Broadly speaking,<br />

cool-toned people have pink, red or bluish<br />

undertones and warm-toned people have<br />

yellow, peachy or golden undertones.<br />

Whether your skin is light, dark or anything<br />

in between, taking note of your skin’s<br />

“temperature” can help you choose the<br />

most flattering makeup for your face.<br />

Are you warm or cool? Hold a white piece<br />

of paper to your face in front of a mirror. If<br />

your skin looks yellowish or greenish then<br />

you likely have a warm skin tone. If your skin<br />

looks pink, rosy or blue, you have a cool<br />

skin tone. If your skin looks grey or ashen,<br />

you are a neutral skin tone.<br />

Still in doubt? Check your veins! The<br />

veins on the inside of your wrist are typically<br />

the giveaway to what skin tone you are. If<br />

they look blue or purple, you’re more likely<br />

to have cool undertones. If the veins look<br />

green, you have warm-toned skin. Neutral<br />

tones will be somewhere in the middle.<br />

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BEAUTY<br />

HOW TO<br />

CHOOSE<br />




1.<br />

If you have warm undertones, opt for hues with a yellow<br />

undertone, including brown, tan, green, teal, gold, burntorange<br />

and warm red. If you suit cooler colours, stock up on<br />

pinks, purples, lilacs, grey, burgundy, blacks and blues. When<br />

it comes to metallics, warm-coloured skin generally suits golds<br />

and cooler tones suit silver.<br />

A good combination for warm skins is foundation with a<br />

yellow base and cheeks/lips in bronze, coral or peach. Cool<br />

skin benefits from a pink-based foundation and cheeks/lips<br />

look best in pinks, plums and cool reds.<br />

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BASE<br />

Cool tone: You look best with foundations that have a<br />

hint of pink. Cool foundation shades are often labelled<br />

porcelain, rose and sable.<br />

Warm tone: Yellow-based (subtle, of course) foundations<br />

work best as they blend into the undertones of your skin,<br />

making the final result look flawless. Warm foundation<br />

shades are often labelled beige, golden and tan.<br />

Neutral tone: Choose neutral-toned foundation but if you<br />

have an olive complexion you may want to look for bases<br />

with a hint of gold to warm up their skin and counter any<br />

greenish undertone. Neutral foundation shades are often<br />

labelled ivory, buff, nude and linen.<br />

1. Sisley Paris Phyto-Blanc Le Cushion, $170<br />

2. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, $42<br />

3. Youngblood Liquid Mineral Foundation, $87.50<br />

4. Clinique Even Better Clinical Serum Foundation, $66<br />

5. OCosmedics SK1N True Natural Treatment Foundation 30ml, $60<br />

6. Aspect Minerals Liquid, $65 (available in 10 shades)<br />

7. Sisley Paris Phyto-Teint Ultra-Eclat, $115<br />

8. Luk Beautifood, Luminizer Drops, $45<br />

9. Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation in 5 Neutral, $65<br />

10. it Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF 50, $67<br />

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BEAUTY<br />

CHEEKS<br />

Cool tone: Berry-, mauve- or pink-based<br />

colours will work best to brighten your<br />

complexion.<br />

Warm tone: An orange or red-based blush<br />

will give you a healthy looking flush of colour.<br />

Think peaches and bronzes.<br />

Neutral tone: Light peach and soft berry<br />

shades are universally flattering.<br />

1. Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Glow<br />

Glide Face Architect Highlighters, $70,<br />

2. it Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Bronzer, $56<br />

3. Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush, $34,<br />

4. Mellow Cosmetics Stardust Glow Palette,<br />

$52, 5. Sisley Paris Le Phyto-Blush in<br />

Champagne 6.5g, $95<br />

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BEAUTY<br />

LIPS<br />

LIPS<br />

Cool tone: Lipsticks with blue undertones generally suit you better.<br />

Light pinks, red lipstick with a blue base and classic beiges should be<br />

your go-to colour. A bonus of wearing blue-based reds is that they<br />

make teeth appear instantly whiter.<br />

Warm tone: Warmer shades of lipstick with yellow and orange<br />

undertones are better suited for warm skin tones. Caramel,<br />

cappuccino, orange-based reds and browns with hints of gold and<br />

bronze will flatter your complexion.<br />

Neutral tone: Feel free to wear a lip of any colour depending on your<br />

mood, clothing or time of year – all colours will look good on you.<br />

1. Revlon ColorStay Suede Ink Lipstick in Gut Instinct and Hot Girl, $29.95 each<br />

2. Mellow Cosmetics Liquid Lip Paint in Paris, $24<br />

3. Mary Grace, High Shine Mineral Gloss in Sunset, $23<br />

4. Luk Beautifood, Lip Nourish 100% natural sheer lipstick, $30<br />

5. Fenty Beauty Fenty Icon The Case – MVP Edition, $24 and Fenty Icon The Fill, The Reds, $34 each

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EYES<br />

BEAUTY<br />

Blue eyes: Earthy colours like golden<br />

brown, bronze, gold and apricot really<br />

enhance blue eyes.<br />

Green eyes: Purple, mauve, plum and<br />

pink all tend to make green eyes pop.<br />

Brown eyes: Deep shades generally<br />

highlight darker eyes. Opt for navy<br />

blue, brown, deep plum and dark<br />

greys.<br />

Hazel eyes: You lucky ones get to<br />

choose almost any colour you like. All<br />

shades help to bring out various colour<br />

flecks in your pupils. Experiment and<br />

see which colours you like best.<br />

1. Mellow Cosmetics Sinopia Eyeshade<br />

Palette, $42, 2. Benefit Fluff Up Brow<br />

Wax, $48, 3. DIOR 5 Couleurs Couture<br />

Eyeshadow Palette, $115, 4. Ciaté<br />

London new Brazilian Glow Bronzing<br />

Palettes, $49, 5. Mellow Cosmetics Gel<br />

Eyeliner, $24.50<br />

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WHEEL<br />

If you’re still on the fence about which colour looks best on<br />

you, or if you’re buying bridesmaid dresses for six radically<br />

different skin tones, “universal” colours are your friends.<br />

These colours have a medium undertone and typically work<br />

well on anyone.<br />

Universal colours include taupe, navy, teal, turquoise, jade,<br />

cobalt blue, periwinkle (Pantone’s 2022 colour of the year),<br />

eggplant, true red, warm pink and stone grey.<br />

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The best<br />

TikToks<br />

beauty trends<br />

of<br />

2022<br />







TikTok has published its fifth annual<br />

‘Year on TikTok’ report, which provides<br />

an overview of the creators, viral<br />

moments, trends and products that resonated<br />

the most with us.<br />

‘We’re honored to celebrate our global<br />

community who shaped this year’s trends, shared<br />

new ideas, learned from one another, and turned<br />

their passions into careers and livelihoods<br />

throughout 2022. It’s been truly inspiring to see<br />

over a billion people around the world show their<br />

creativity and come together to experience joy<br />

and find a sense of belonging on TikTok,’ said<br />

Vanessa Pappas, Chief Operating Officer, TikTok.<br />

On TikTok we all learned a new beauty trend<br />

or two this year, along with some handy life<br />

hacks along the way. Here are some of the most<br />

popular, according to TikTok.<br />

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The sixth most popular tutorial (covering all<br />

categories) was a simple olive oil hack for<br />

‘glistening’ lips.<br />

With over 570,000 likes, this viral hack<br />

by beauty influencer Charles Gross all but<br />

guarantees to prevent chapped lips and<br />

leave a “glistening” pout.<br />

Despite being known for his penchant for<br />

luxury beauty and fashion items, Gross’ goto<br />

lip product is an inexpensive one which<br />

most of us already have in our pantries.<br />

‘Let me tell you about the product that<br />

I use, [which] I am almost positive you<br />

already have. The product I use on my lips<br />

to prevent them from ever being chapped<br />

and I have been using almost my entire life.<br />

‘It feels so ingrained in my muscle<br />

memory, so much a part of my day, I don’t<br />

really consider it a part of my skincare<br />

routine or any routine. It’s almost like<br />

taking a vitamin or remembering to put on<br />

drawers. It’s olive oil.’<br />

Gross says he rubs olive oil on his lips<br />

in the morning after his usual skincare<br />

routine and at night before bed. He also<br />

sometimes adds salt or sugar into the mix,<br />

to create a homemade lip scrub.<br />

We tested it out and enjoyed the results:<br />

soft and hydrated lips with a smoother<br />

texture and glossy shine.<br />


BUY IT<br />

On its top-five list of viral<br />

#TikTokMadeMeBuyIt moments based on<br />

views and engagements, MAC Cosmetics’<br />

MacStack mascara came in at number two<br />

(behind a viral food chopper).<br />

According to Glossy.co, less than a<br />

month after its March 1 launch in 2022,<br />

MAC Cosmetics’ MacStack mascara went<br />

viral on TikTok after being featured by<br />

beauty mega-influencers including<br />

Mikayla Nogueira, Meredith Duxbury and<br />

Patrick Starrr.<br />

The mascara’s hashtag received over<br />

73 million views within the first three weeks<br />

of its launch and at time of writing is at<br />

268 million views. Its TikTok virality resulted<br />

in real-world sales, making it the numberone<br />

mascara at Ulta Beauty in the US. It was<br />

later listed in Estée Lauder Companies’ fiscal<br />

third-quarter financial report as a star product<br />

helping to drive the conglomerate’s makeup<br />

sales comeback.<br />

According to the company, MacStack’s<br />

main point of difference is that while many<br />

mascaras clump after a number of coats, the<br />

MACStack formula does not, no matter how<br />

many layers you use.

Other<br />

noteworthy<br />

beauty<br />

TikToks<br />


Hailey Bieber, one of the most popular celebrity makeup<br />

inspirations of 2022, helped popularise the trend of slightly<br />

pearlescent, sparkly nude nails that glisten like a delicious Krispy<br />

Kreme donut. The glazed donut manicure was first seen on Hailey<br />

at the 2022 Met Gala. The nail artist behind the scrumptious look,<br />

Zola Ganzorigt, later shared a tutorial revealing the products<br />

she used. Her secret to creating the glazed effect? OPI Chrome<br />

Effects Powder in Tin Can Man.<br />

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Last year was a moment for “soap<br />

brows” and this year it’s all about<br />

laminated brows. Brow lamination is<br />

the latest beauty trend and a service<br />

increasingly popping up on salon<br />

menus. The technique uses chemicals<br />

to semi-permanently set the eyebrows<br />

in an upright position, similar to a lash<br />

lift for your eyelashes. But, of course,<br />

some clever TikTokers such as Leila<br />

Nikea have shared how to get the look<br />

without investing in a salon visit.<br />


Heatless curls are all over your<br />

feed. In fact, there are over two<br />

billion videos using the hashtag<br />

#heatlesscurls. This modern<br />

spin on the OG hair roller has<br />

people wrapping their hair<br />

around pretty much anything<br />

they can find laying around at<br />

home – leggings, scrunchies,<br />

even socks and chopsticks!<br />

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The most-strangebut-we’re-here-for-them<br />

TikTok trends<br />


In 2022, it seems sad was more than a feeling, it<br />

was an identity. The whole “fresh sob” look came<br />

to our attention courtesy of content creator Zoe<br />

Kim Kenealy, whose TikTok on ‘crying makeup’ has<br />

amassed over 4.4 million views for that one video.<br />


Whipping up your foundation with a milk frother<br />

may sound like a bit of a stretch, but TikTokers are<br />

literally frothing with excitement over this new hack.<br />

All you need is water, foundation and your trusty milk<br />

frother, aerating the mixture until it has a mousse-like<br />

consistency. The result, according to foundationfrothing<br />

founder Avonna Sunshine, is a natural,<br />

weightess feel with slightly lighter coverage. CBM<br />

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BEAUTY<br />

Colour<br />

me<br />

happy<br />





There’s a strong connection between looking<br />

and feeling good, and your hair is an important<br />

aspect of this. We feel more confident and<br />

attractive when we have a “good hair day” versus<br />

a bad one. Styled, well-kept hair can even give us a sense<br />

of control.<br />

As far as choosing the hair colour to best enhance your<br />

appearance, look to the experts. Hair colour king Vincent<br />

Noble from Headcase Hair in Darlinghurst, Sydney, feels<br />

strongly that the wrong colour can have a negative effect<br />

on a person’s appearance and self-esteem. ‘You should<br />

never blindly follow hair colour trends; instead, modify<br />

them to suit your skin tone and age,’ he says.<br />

It’s a real treat to see Vincent in action, mixing bespoke<br />

colours for each client to perfectly complement their skin<br />

tone, lifestyle and personality. No two clients walk out with<br />

exactly the same hair colour; he says a woman’s hair colour<br />

should be as individual as she is.<br />

Davines Minu<br />

Hair Mask, $46

Aveda Color Renew<br />

Color and Shine<br />

Treatment $40<br />

(available in 4 shades)<br />

Aveda Color<br />

Control<br />

Shampoo<br />

$30 and<br />

Conditioner $35<br />

Klorane Anti-Yellow Shampoo<br />

$21.99 for blondes and gray<br />

hair and Conditioner $15.99<br />

Guerlain Abeille Royale<br />

Scalp & Hair Youth<br />

Oil-in-Serum $214<br />

Davines Heart of<br />

Glass Silkening<br />

Shampoo, $48<br />

Davines Heart<br />

of Glass Rich<br />

Conditioner $49<br />


Vincent recommends altering your hair colour<br />

slightly from summer to winter to match the changes<br />

your skin tone.<br />

As for the seasons of time, if you choose to<br />

embrace the grey, he recommends using glosses<br />

and semi-permanent highlighters to make the grey<br />

glimmer and shine and enhance your complexion.<br />

Speaking of glosses, these have become popular<br />

recently as they can be used alone or with some<br />

colour mixed in to bring more shine and vitality<br />

to the ends of your hair. They are like the top coat<br />

applied over your favourite nail polish.<br />

For this summer, browns are muted with some<br />

fawny blonde threads, giving a sun-kissed vibe.<br />

‘For blondes, a sprinkling of coppery or hazelnut<br />

tones through blonde hair will give a really soft glow<br />

around the face,’ says Vincent. ‘Redheads will have<br />

a variety of reds and blondes mixed in to give a sunkissed<br />

and exciting look.’<br />

Maintaining glossy, healthy hair can be challenging<br />

if you colour your hair regularly. In addition to using<br />

a finishing gloss, Vincent makes sure his clients leave<br />

the salon with the appropriate at-home shampoo,<br />

conditioner and mask to protect hair and extend the<br />

vibrancy and lustre of coloured hair. CBM<br />

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HIIT workouts have long been proven as one<br />

of the most effective ways to improve cardio<br />

fitness, muscle tone, and overall health and<br />

wellbeing. The advantages of these shorter,<br />

higher intensity workouts are myriad when compared to<br />

longer land workouts, according to a study by the World<br />

Journal of Cardiology.<br />

The study found that ‘for general health and primary<br />

and secondary cardiovascular prevention, high-intensity<br />

interval training (HIIT) has been recognised as an<br />

efficient exercise protocol with short exercise sessions.’<br />

Furthermore, it found that ‘high-intensity interval<br />

training (HIIT) has been recognised as an alternative<br />

and more efficient protocol than moderate-intensity<br />

continuous training (MCT), which is the gold standard<br />

recommended in several guidelines.’<br />

Great news for those of us who wish to improve our<br />

fitness, without having to leave the house. But here’s a<br />

tip – if you want to make your HIIT work harder, without<br />

making your workout more difficult … just add water.<br />

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HIIT + H20 IS THE<br />

WAY TO GO<br />

Poolfit is the world’s first on-demand<br />

water fitness streaming app that focuses<br />

on full body cardio fitness, strength and<br />

conditioning in the pool, for all ages and<br />

levels of fitness. Poolfit’s instructor-led water<br />

workouts feature over 115 professionally<br />

created, in-water workouts, comparable to<br />

traditional land-based workouts. There are<br />

plenty of lower intensity workouts to choose<br />

from, but the high intensity routines will be<br />

welcomed by all. The buoyancy of the water<br />

offers support and reduces impact on the<br />

body (just remember to always go at your<br />

own pace).<br />

Don’t have a pool? Just take your device<br />

down to your local pool and work out there.<br />

WHY WATER?<br />

‘If you are working out in the pool at chest<br />

level, you are only bearing 25 to 35 percent<br />

of your entire body weight, which is ideal for<br />

longevity, health and overall fitness moving<br />

through all ages and stages of life,’ says<br />

PoolFit founder Mark Grevelding.<br />

By working out in the water, you<br />

automatically amplify the benefits of<br />

your HIIT routine. ‘This is because water<br />

workouts, particularly high intensity routines,<br />

have countless positive health benefits.<br />

Think weight loss, cardiovascular health, core<br />

strength, bone density, muscular endurance<br />

and strength, flexibility, balance and so<br />

much more,’ explains Mark. ‘All of these are<br />

achieved in the low-impact environment<br />

of water, where uplifting buoyant forces<br />

limit stress on joints, while at the same time<br />

improve resistance via the water’s viscosity.’<br />


Studies have also shown that water workouts<br />

use an average of 400-600 calories in a<br />

60-minute routine. Bonus – they continue to<br />

metabolise calories for up to 24 hours after<br />

you’ve actually exercised. A 1993 Baretta<br />

Deep Water Study proved that an average<br />

of 9.8 calories were burned per minute when<br />

working out in deep water, which equals<br />

around the same consumed in a 10-minute<br />

power walk.<br />



As much as we love a high impact, high intensity<br />

exercise routine, it doesn’t come without the risk<br />

of injury... unless you’re in the water, that is. Mark<br />

drew on this when creating the Poolfit water<br />

exercise app. ‘If you have stopped your regular<br />

jogging routine or other workouts because of<br />

injury, there’s good news,’ he says. ‘You can run<br />

and be athletic again. Water workouts help you<br />

safely achieve your health and fitness goals.’<br />

The water’s viscosity provides total body<br />

resistance from all angles, making it the ideal<br />

exercise equipment. ‘All movements are resisted<br />

in water, which means muscles on every side of<br />

the joint are targeted. This improves muscular<br />

balance and can reduce chronic pain, while<br />

decreasing the risk of injury.’




You know the drill. You’ve been following a<br />

healthy eating plan and exercising regularly<br />

for weeks and the results show it. Then, all of<br />

a sudden, you plateau. Your fitness doesn’t<br />

seem to be elevating and the scales are staying<br />

put. ‘By taking your HIIT to the pool, you can<br />

exercise with all-out intensity, in the joint-friendly<br />

environment that water affords, thus helping<br />

to break these frustrating workout plateaus,’<br />

explains Mark.<br />



Doing your HIIT workout in water gives you<br />

the freedom to move your limbs in multiple<br />

directions, thereby improving your range of<br />

motion (which translates to being able to<br />

move more efficiently during your day-to-day<br />

activities, too). ‘You can also exercise longer<br />

and with more intensity in the water,’ says Mark.<br />

‘This improves muscular endurance and stamina,<br />

which helps you to move better, feel better and<br />

live better.’ CBM<br />

WATCH<br />

The PoolFit app allows users to download over 115 varied<br />

workouts, take their iPad or iPhone poolside and get<br />

moving in a fun and stay-cool manner. Currently available<br />

in the App Store, Play Store or with a PoolFit subscription,<br />

a monthly subscription fee of US$15.95 is required after<br />

a free trial month, however there is no commitment and<br />

subscribers can cancel at any time. PoolFit founder, Mark<br />

Grevelding, a long-time aquatic fitness training specialist,<br />

wants to dispel the myth that you can’t get a good workout<br />

in the water.<br />

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