CosBeauty Magazine #100

CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty. In this issue: - Our 100th Issue! - Top 10 Cosmetic Procedures in the World - Winter-proof your skin - Love is in the hair: How to care for your hair type

CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty.
In this issue:
- Our 100th Issue!
- Top 10 Cosmetic Procedures in the World
- Winter-proof your skin
- Love is in the hair: How to care for your hair type


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ISSUE 100 MAY-JULY 2023<br />

100+<br />



Love is in<br />

the hair<br />


FOR YOUR<br />


Winterproof<br />

your skin<br />

Top 10<br />




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entirely new category of laser aesthetic treatments for clients moving along the skincare<br />

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brighter, more even skin tone. Treatments are comfortable, fast, effective and suitable for<br />

all skin types. The results are both immediate and progressive, depending on the age and<br />

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8 Editor’s Letter<br />

10 Beauty Insider<br />

94 Ed’s Faves<br />


30 Nine beauty trends taking off<br />

in 2023<br />

The TikTok beauty vids that<br />

everybody’s watching<br />

54 Welcome to the House<br />

of Creed<br />

A look inside the rich history of<br />

the famed fragrance house<br />

56 Product spotlight: moisturisers<br />

Some of the most powerful<br />

ingredients to look for when<br />

choosing a moisturiser<br />

62 The rise & rise of cosmetic<br />

surgery<br />

The latest global survey results<br />

from the International Society of<br />

Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS)<br />

88 Social media & idealised beauty<br />

A new study confirms<br />

that toxic beauty advice on<br />

social media negatively impacts<br />

young girls’ self-esteem and<br />

body confidence

BEAUTY<br />

36 50+ skincare products for<br />

hydrating winter skin<br />

Say bye-bye to scaly skin<br />

with these thirst-quenching<br />

skin hydrators<br />

60 The beauty of bathing<br />

The lost art of taking a bath is<br />

making a comeback<br />

74 Tried & tested & loved<br />

This season’s latest and<br />

greatest beauty products<br />

76 Hair care by hair type<br />

Whether straight, curly, thick,<br />

fine or coily, picking the right<br />

products is key to a good<br />

hair day<br />

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From the<br />

EDITOR<br />

Happy 100th issue of <strong>CosBeauty</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong>! It’s hard to believe it’s<br />

been 25 years since I launched Cosmetic Surgery & Beauty <strong>Magazine</strong> in<br />

Australia in May, 1998. During this time, we’ve witnessed the changing<br />

face of the cosmetic enhancement industry – one that has gone from<br />

being secret women’s business to everybody’s business.<br />

In honour of our 100th issue, this edition is loaded with our favourite tried and<br />

tested beauty products, showcasing the newest innovations in skincare, hair care<br />

and makeup. Plus, on page 62, we report on the latest cosmetic surgery stats from<br />

around the world. You may be surprised at the procedure that has taken the<br />

number-one spot!<br />

While beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, our self-perception of beauty is<br />

becoming more and more skewed by social media. A new study from The Dove<br />

Self-esteem Project reveals the startling impact of idealised beauty content on social<br />

media – and the findings aren’t pretty. You can read more about this important study<br />

and how to take action against toxic beauty on page 88.<br />

It’s already that time of the year again when the days are getting shorter and the<br />

temperature is dropping. Frosty winds and indoor heating can cause real havoc to<br />

our skin, stripping it of its natural oils and exacerbating dryness and irritation. Our<br />

winter skincare feature on page 36 has all the products you need this season to help<br />

you say bye-bye to scaly skin.<br />

As the weather turns, there’s nothing quite like languishing in a warm bath.<br />

Sinking softly into a gently perfumed bath is not just an exercise in self-indulgence,<br />

it can actually enhance your body’s function and mental health. On page 60 we<br />

look at the beauty houses elevating the humble bath to create a skin-loving<br />

multi-sensorial experience.<br />

We hope you enjoy this issue of <strong>CosBeauty</strong> magazine and be sure to subscribe to<br />

our newsletter at www.cosbeauty.com.au for more beauty news and tips.<br />

issue<br />

100<br />

May – July 2023<br />

Editor-in-Chief<br />

Michelle Kearney<br />

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Debbie Pilarinos<br />

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Visit our website, www.aestheticadvisor.com.au, the trusted online resource<br />

to: research procedures; find a skilled practitioner; read real reviews; and have<br />

questions answered. You will be able to find out everything you want to know<br />

about different aesthetic treatments, products and news. Leave a review of any<br />

product or treatment you’ve tried or practitioner you’ve visited.<br />


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Group. This magazine contains general information only and does<br />

not purport to be a substitute for medical advice. All readers<br />

are advised to seek medical advice from a doctor if considering<br />

cosmetic surgery. The publisher and the authors do not accept<br />

any liability whatsoever in respect of an action taken by readers in<br />

reliance on the recommendations set out in this magazine. Except<br />

where specified in captions, photographs depict models who have<br />

not necessarily received treatments described in this magazine.<br />

Any ‘before and after’ photographs in <strong>CosBeauty</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong><br />

articles are of genuine patients. It is important to understand<br />

that they represent one person’s experience and there is<br />

no guarantee that any other patient will experience similar results.

Make sure you do your research before<br />

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Beauty insider<br />



Carolina Herrera continues an exploration of<br />

contemporary womanhood with the release<br />

of Good Girl Blush Eau de Parfum, a daring<br />

explosion of contrasts that forms a uniquely<br />

powdery expression of floral femininity.<br />

The central tenet of the Good Girl personality<br />

is duality; an olfactory expression of a woman’s<br />

ability to be at once sensual and strong,<br />

instinctive and intelligent, romantic and<br />

empowered.<br />

For this new edition, perfumer Quentin<br />

Bisch worked with his colleagues Shyamala<br />

Maisondieu and Christophe Raynaud, finding<br />

instant visual inspiration in the iconic Good Girl<br />

stiletto bottle itself: ‘It instantly brought to mind<br />

the vanilla bean. The heel is the strength of the<br />

shoe, and I imagined the vanilla as the strength<br />

of the fragrance.’<br />

Using differing extractions of the same<br />

ingredient was an ingenious way of delving<br />

further into the story of Good Girl. Not only<br />

did the perfumers create a sunny explosion of<br />

fragrance by contrasting ingredients with each<br />

other, but they also found a way of creating<br />

complementary notes within each ingredient.<br />

‘We were already working with the gourmand<br />

side of vanilla in previous incarnations of Good<br />

Girl, so using an additional powdery extraction<br />

was the ideal way of articulating a blush,’ says<br />

Bisch. When it came to Ylang Ylang, ‘we had<br />

the luminosity of the flower petal itself, and by<br />

using an Absolute in addition, we were able to<br />

play with the deeper, more narcotic and sensual<br />

side of this alluring flower.<br />

Good Girl Blush Eau de Parfum is available at<br />

Myer and David Jones.<br />


@cosbeauty<br />



Revered French fragrance house Creed, renowned<br />

for its quality, refinement and originality, has<br />

opened their Australian flagship boutique in the<br />

The Strand Arcade in Sydney’s CBD.<br />

Designed to reflect the spirit of the brand, the<br />

store concept has been crafted by French architect<br />

Can Onaner, the architect for Creed boutiques<br />

globally, with his design for the brand inspired by<br />

Viennese architect Adolf Loos.<br />

Offering not just the classic collection of<br />

fragrances for which the brand is known, the<br />

Strand Arcade flagship boutique will also welcome<br />

exclusive products to Australia for the very first<br />

time, including the bath and body collection as<br />

well as a selection of travel atomisers and leather<br />

goods. In-store fragrance consultations and private<br />

masterclasses and events will also be on offer.<br />

Visit www.creedperfume.com.au for more<br />

information.<br />


Scalp health is having a moment, and<br />

it’s about time. Hair follicles are located<br />

in the scalp, and they rely on a healthy<br />

environment to produce strong, healthy<br />

hair. If the scalp is unhealthy, it can lead to<br />

hair loss, thinning and breakage.<br />

Aveda, the high-performance vegan hair<br />

care brand and pioneer in green chemistry,<br />

has introduced its new Scalp Solutions<br />

range, a 94% naturally derived collection<br />

of botanically-powered products designed<br />

specifically for scalp health.<br />

Backed by research from world-leading<br />

scientific authorities in scalp biology,<br />

8 years of scientific research and 13 clinical<br />

studies, Aveda’s new Scalp Solutions<br />

collection fights visible signs of premature<br />

scalp ageing for healthier looking hair with<br />

renewed vitality and shine.<br />

Aveda’s Scalp Solutions collection is<br />

available in Aveda salons, spas, stores and<br />

online at www.aveda.com.au.<br />

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Italian apothecary brand Santa Maria<br />

Novella has opened its first Melbourne<br />

flagship store in The Royal Arcade.<br />

Located in the heart of the Melbourne<br />

central business district and opening<br />

in 1870, The Royal Arcade is one of<br />

Melbourne’s oldest arcades and the<br />

epicentre of style and design.<br />

Santa Maria Novella’s Melbourne<br />

flagship boutique was designed by<br />

renowned Italian architect Filoppo<br />

Burresi. The incredibly detailed and<br />

refined store concept blends tradition<br />

and innovation to represent the brand’s<br />

Florentine heritage and origin.<br />

Following the successful opening of its<br />

Sydney flagship boutique in The Strand<br />

Arcade, customers in Melbourne can now<br />

experience the rich history and quality<br />

of the Santa Maria Novella products,<br />

which have been crafted using traditional<br />

methods for over 700 years.<br />

Santa Maria Novella’s vast product<br />

offering includes liqueurs, colognes,<br />

hair care, oral hygiene, face and body<br />

care, soaps, wax products, room<br />

fragrances, ceramics, leather goods<br />

and a barber line.<br />


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From the creators of Aspect Skincare<br />

comes a new forward-thinking elite<br />

skincare range, Aspect Platinum. This<br />

is the most powerful range within the<br />

Aspect portfolio and uses advanced<br />

enzyme technology to deliver highly<br />

concentrated clinical actives for<br />

both rapid results and long-term<br />

skin maintenance. This is anti-ageing<br />

skincare like never before.<br />

Available exclusively through select<br />

clinics. Visit https://aspectskincare.com<br />

for more details.<br />


To celebrate the Barbie Dreamhouse turning<br />

60, Australian footwear brand EMU Australia<br />

has teamed up with Barbie and transformed<br />

their iconic slippers and boots with Barbie’s<br />

signature shade of pink. ‘The Barbie<br />

Dreamhouse and Barbie are iconic fashion<br />

and style influences. Barbie is a champion for<br />

female empowerment, so as a female-focused<br />

brand, we are very excited to align with such<br />

an icon!’ said Rebecca Fett, Global Marketing<br />

Manager at EMU Australia.<br />

The collection, available in matching women’s<br />

and kids sizing, offers unparalleled comfort for<br />

everyday at-home lounging while being sleek<br />

enough to wear out and about.<br />

The Barbie x EMU Australia boots and<br />

slippers will be available at select stores and<br />

online at www.emuaustralia.com.<br />

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Editorial credit: Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com<br />

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There’s room<br />

in this world<br />

for beauty to<br />

be diverse.<br />

Lupita<br />


Editorial credit: Denis Makarenko / Shutterstock.com<br />

People want<br />

what they want.<br />

Sometimes you<br />

just have to walk<br />

in defiance of it<br />

and just be<br />

yourself.<br />


Streep<br />

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Editorial credit: Fred Duval / Shutterstock.com<br />

Editorial credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com

The minute you<br />

learn to love<br />

yourself, you<br />

won’t want to<br />

be anyone else.<br />

Rihanna<br />

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We cannot all<br />

succeed when<br />

half of us are<br />

held back.<br />

Malala<br />


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Editorial credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com

Aung San

You should<br />

never let<br />

your fears<br />

prevent you<br />

from doing<br />

what you<br />

know is right.<br />

Suu Kyi<br />

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My greatest<br />

beauty secret<br />

is being<br />

happy with<br />

myself.<br />

Tina Turner<br />


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Gloria<br />


I always believed<br />

that one woman’s<br />

success can only<br />

help another<br />

woman’s success.<br />

Vanderbilt<br />

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Be a first-rate<br />

version of yourself,<br />

instead of a<br />

second-rate<br />

version of<br />

somebody else.<br />

Judy<br />

Garland<br />


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9 BEAUTY<br />

TRENDS<br />

TAKING<br />

OFF in<br />

2023<br />




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#1<br />



Coquette beauty is officially the leading<br />

emerging beauty trend of 2023. Defined by<br />

pinks, Lana Del Rey-style eyeliner, doe eyes<br />

and rosy cheeks, this trend is the epitome<br />

of hyper-feminine glamour.<br />

#2<br />



Going short is in. From micro bangs to short<br />

manicures and bobs, we’re saying goodbye<br />

to long luscious locks and stiletto nails in<br />

2023. With “short nail” Pinterest searches<br />

for this past Valentine’s Day alone increasing<br />

+2,500% from last year, the trend is also<br />

picking up on TikTok, says Beauty Daily.

#3<br />



Nostalgic 90’s grunge makeup is making<br />

a resurgence, especially after the Netflix<br />

show Wednesday. Think smudged<br />

eyeliner, smokey eyes and burgundy lips.<br />

#4<br />



With the rising cost of living, TikTok<br />

users are seeking affordable beauty<br />

alternatives. From chemist beauty finds<br />

and refillable products, shoppers are<br />

looking for ways to save as much as they<br />

can this year.<br />

Editorial credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com<br />

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#5<br />




This new trend is defined by not applying the<br />

same skincare products and allowing your<br />

skin to have “rest days”, explains Beauty<br />

Daily. Coined by dermatologist Whitney<br />

Bowe, MD, a New York City-based boardcertified<br />

dermatologist, this method allows<br />

active ingredients time to work by alternating<br />

products strategically.<br />

#6<br />

6 NOTOX<br />


In 2023, we’re seeing a move away from antiwrinkle<br />

injections towards other modalities<br />

that affect facial muscles and the formation<br />

of dynamic wrinkles. From LED face masks to<br />

facial toning devices, this emerging trend is<br />

gaining traction on TikTok.<br />

#7<br />



“Skinstreaming” is a new term coined for skin<br />

minimalism. As the economy plummets and costs<br />

rise, beauty addicts are scaling back their beauty<br />

routines. Hashtags such as #minimalistskincare<br />

and #basicskincareroutine are gaining momentum<br />

on the app.

#8<br />



Whilst this isn’t one of the most<br />

prominent emerging trends on the<br />

list at the moment, it’s definitely<br />

one to watch, according to the<br />

Beauty Daily team. It’s defined by<br />

messy makeup and unconventional<br />

‘unpretty’ beauty birthed by Gen-Z’s<br />

alliance with dressing for the female<br />

gaze (as opposed to the male gaze).<br />

With the hashtag “femalegaze”<br />

garnering 466.8M views, it’s only<br />

a matter of time before it starts to<br />

transcend into our makeup.<br />

#9<br />



‘Skinflooding’ is a new simple hack<br />

to add a deeper level of moisture to<br />

the skin. Instead of drying your face<br />

after cleansing, you apply your<br />

products onto damp skin for extra<br />

hydration. A hydrating mist can also<br />

be used in between steps to lock in<br />

even more moisture.<br />

Source: https://beautydaily.clarins.co.uk/<br />

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50+<br />



FOR<br />


Winter skin<br />




During the winter months, dry skin can be a<br />

real conundrum. Cold, dry air outdoors and<br />

heated air indoors can strip your skin of its<br />

natural oils, leading to dryness and irritation.<br />

Hot showers and baths can further zap moisture from<br />

your skin, making the problem even worse.<br />

Helping to prevent dry skin throughout the cooler<br />

months requires a multifaceted approach. First and most<br />

importantly is protecting and strengthening your skin’s<br />

barrier function.<br />

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SKIN<br />




The skin’s barrier function (or malfunction) plays<br />

a crucial role in maintaining healthy, hydrated<br />

skin. The outermost layer of the skin, known as<br />

the stratum corneum, acts as a barrier to prevent<br />

water loss and protect against environmental<br />

stressors. When the skin’s barrier function is<br />

compromised, it can lead to dryness, sensitivity,<br />

and a whole host of other skin problems.<br />

During the cooler months, use skincare<br />

products that contain ingredients including<br />

hyaluronic acid, glycerin and ceramides, which<br />

help to lock in moisture and strengthen the skin’s<br />

barrier function.<br />

Just as you would layer your outer garments<br />

to keep warm, try layering your your products<br />

to help lock moisture into your skin and give an<br />

extra boost of hydration. Always apply serums<br />

first, then follow with your moisturiser.<br />

When applying creams and serums, massaging<br />

your skin in a light circular motion will also help<br />

to improve blood circulation to your skin and<br />

promote better penetration of active ingredients.

SIGNS<br />




The skin barrier is a thin, protective layer on<br />

the surface of your skin that helps to keep<br />

moisture in and harmful substances out.<br />

It is made up of lipids, or fats, that form a<br />

waterproof barrier that prevents water from<br />

evaporating from your skin and keeps it<br />

hydrated.<br />

When your skin barrier is healthy, it helps<br />

to protect your skin from environmental<br />

stressors such as pollution, UV radiation, and<br />

harsh weather conditions. It also helps to<br />

prevent the loss of moisture from your skin.<br />

However, when your skin barrier is damaged,<br />

it can no longer function properly, which<br />

can lead to increased sensitivity to irritants<br />

and allergens.<br />

Signs your skin barrier is damaged include:<br />

• Dry and flaky skin<br />

• Redness and irritation<br />

• Increased sensitivity<br />

• Breakouts and acne<br />

• Premature fine lines and wrinkles<br />

• Uneven skin texture and tone.<br />

You can help strengthen your skin’s barrier<br />

function by opting for gentle skincare<br />

products over harsh chemicals and abrasive<br />

scrubs, avoiding showering or bathing in hot<br />

water, and protecting your skin from the sun<br />

and other environmental stressors.<br />

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SKIN<br />


FROM THE<br />


It’s essential to incorporate sunscreen into your daily<br />

skincare all year round (UV rays are still a very real<br />

threat no matter the season). Add sunscreen as the<br />

last step in your skincare regimen. And don’t forget<br />

your lips – use a lip balm with sunscreen protection<br />

and apply it frequently.<br />

While it’s incredibly tempting to take a long hot<br />

shower or bath, they can strip your skin of its natural<br />

oils. Instead, opt for lukewarm water and limit your<br />

shower or bath time to no more than 10 minutes.<br />

Apply your moisturiser immediately after showering<br />

or bathing, when your skin is still damp, to help lock<br />

in moisture.<br />

It’s also important to be mindful of the products<br />

you’re using on your skin during the winter months.<br />

Avoid harsh soaps and exfoliants, which can strip<br />

your skin of its natural oils and exacerbate dryness.<br />

Instead, opt for products that are specifically<br />

formulated for dry or sensitive skin.

Liquid<br />

assets<br />

It’s just as important to hydrate your<br />

body from the inside as it is from the<br />

outside. Staying on top of your 8-glass<br />

a day water consumption will visibly<br />

improve the appearance of your skin,<br />

making it less susceptible to dryness<br />

and improving its health by flushing<br />

toxins from the body.<br />

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SKIN<br />

Hydrating<br />

super<br />

serums<br />

1. Skinceuticals HA Intensifier Hyaluronic Acid Serum 30ml, $156,<br />

2. Ole Henriksen Strength Trainer Peptide Boost Moisturiser, $70,<br />

3. Lancôme Renergie Triple Serum, $209, 4. Ella Baché Hydra<br />

Hyaluronic Cellular Serum, $101, 5. Ultraderm Essential Restore<br />

Serum 30ml, $69, 6. RoC HA Hydrate and Plump Capsules, $49.99,<br />

7. Avène Hyaluron Activ B3 Concentrated Plumping Serum 30ml,<br />

$74.99, 8. Ella Baché Hyaluronic Intensive Treatment Booster 30ml,<br />

$99, 9. Elizabeth Arden Advanced Light Ceramide Capsules<br />

Strengthening and Refining Serum, $155, 10. PCA Skin Hyaluronic<br />

Acid Boosting Serum 30ml, $230, 11. Mary Grace, Rose Otto<br />

Face Elixir, $50, 12. Lust Minerals Hyaluronic Acid Serum, $56, 13.<br />

essano Intense Hydration Hyaluronic Acid Concentrated Serum,<br />

$29.99, 14. iS CLINICAL Hydra-Cool Serum 30ml, $154, 15. Fresh<br />

Face Skin Hydrating Booster 30ml, $54.95

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SKIN<br />

Thirstquenching<br />

masks &<br />

mists<br />

1. PCA Skin Hyaluronic Overnight Mask 51g, $140, 2. jane<br />

iredale Calming Lavender Hydration Spray, $62 , 3. Ella Baché<br />

Daily Hydration Mist, $41, 4. Jurlique Hydrating Mask 100ml,<br />

$63, 5. Seed & Sprout “Without”, The Hydrating Mask, $59, 6.<br />

Medik8 H.E.O. Mask Step 1 and Step 2, 50ml each, $104, 7. Skin<br />

Proud Sleep Hero, $27.99, 8. Aspect Intense Hydration Sheet<br />

Mask 25ml x 5, $59.90, 9. Tyche Calming & Hydrating Mask, $43,<br />

10. Image Skincare Vital C Hydrating Overnight Masque 57g,<br />

$109.95<br />

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SOS salves<br />

& balms<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />

6.<br />

7.<br />

5.<br />

4.<br />

8.<br />

1. Aesthetics Rx H20 Lipid Balm, $99, 2. Musq Farmbalm SPF15, $24.95, 3. Skinstitut Repair Balm, $54,<br />

4. Dr. LeWinn’s Recoverëderm Intensive Overnight Barrier Repair Balm, 50ml, $74.95, 5. Ginger&Me<br />

Protect Skin Balm, $95, 6. Lanolips Golden Dry Skin Miracle Salve, $19.95, 7. Lucas’ Papaw Ointment<br />

25g Tube, $7.19, 8. Eminence Organic Skin Care Camellia Glow Solid Face Oil 30ml, $159<br />

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Moisture-rich<br />

creams & gels<br />

SKIN<br />

1. IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Supercharged Moisturiser, $82, 2. WiQo Nourishing<br />

and Moisturising Face Cream For Dry Skin 30ml, $138, 3. CALECIM Professional Restorative<br />

Hydration Cream 20g, $160, 4. Aspect Platinum Optimum Hydration 50ml, $165, 5. Sisley<br />

Paris Velvet Nourishing Cream 50ml, $280, 6. SkinMTX Advanced Reconditioning Cream<br />

30ml, $119, 7. Cosmedix Skin Thirst 60ml, $70, 8. mesoestetic hydra-vital light $139, 9. Ella<br />

Baché Crème De La Crème, $120, 10. Jurlique Rare Rose Hydrate & Glow Cream 50ml, $63,<br />

11. Dr Naomi Skin Plump Fiction Anti-Ageing Moisturiser, $139, 12. Ultraceuticals Ultra<br />

DNA3 Complex Recovery Night Cream 60ml, $150, 13. Dermal Therapy Very Dry Face<br />

Cream, $18.99, 14. Paula’s Choice Ultra-Rich Moisturiser, $49, 15. Lust Minerals Probiotic<br />

Moisturiser, $52, 16. Clinique Limited Edition Moisture Surge 100H Auto-Replenishing<br />

Hydrator, $70, 17. No7 HydraLuminous Overnight Recovery Gel, 50ml, $27.99, 18. Dr<br />

Naomi Skin Hit The Dec 3-In-1 Face, Neck & Décolletage Treatment Cream, $149, 19.<br />

Stuf Everday Hydrating Face Cream 75g, $52, 20. Ginger&Me SOS Relief Cream, $55, 21.<br />

Sunday Riley ICE Ceramide Moisturising Cream, $108

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SKIN<br />

Environmental<br />

protection<br />

4.<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

5.<br />

6.<br />

1. Airyday Clear as Day SPF50+<br />

Dreamscreen, $46.95, 2. O Cosmedics<br />

Mineral Pro SPF, $52, 3. Coco + Eve<br />

Daily Water Gel SPF 50+, $39.90,<br />

4. Sun Bum Premium Moisturising<br />

Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+, $17.99,<br />

5. Sisley Paris All Day All Year 50ml,<br />

$530, 6. We Are Feel Good Inc.<br />

Kakadu Plum Lip Balm SPF 50+, $19.95<br />


Body moisturisers<br />

& hand creams<br />

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1. Luk Beautifood Skin Nourish, $39, 2. SkinMTX Mineral-Rich Body Moisturizer 150ml, $49, 3. Sisley Paris<br />

Restorative Hand Cream 75ml, $125, 4. Tropicology Avocado Body Oil, $79.95, 5. Nontre.co Lotus and Green Tea<br />

Hand Cream, $58, 6. Ever Eden Nourishing Stretchmark Cream, $74, 7. mesoestetic bodyshock essential cream<br />

250ml, $89, 8. Medik8 Nourishing Body Cream 250ml, $66, 9. Marzena Post-Wax Calming Body Oil, $16, 10. Sisley<br />

Paris White Ginger Contour Oil 150ml, $230, 11. iS Clinical Body Complex 180g, $110, 12. Monat Smooth & Renew<br />

Body Lotion, $84, 13. Paula’s Choice Daily Replenishing Body Cream, $34, 14. L’Occitane Almond Milk Concentrate,<br />

200ml, $72, 15. Pure Fiji Coconut Body Butter, 235ml, $39.95<br />

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EndyMed is a state-of-the-art<br />

radiofrequency (RF) platform used<br />

by dermatologists and aesthetic<br />

professionals the world over. It provides a highly<br />

effective solution for wrinkle treatment, skin<br />

tightening on both the face and body, body<br />

contouring and acne scar treatment, as well as<br />

collagen-boosting RF microneedling for the<br />

face, neck and body. This all-in-one device can<br />

treat multiple skin concerns and a wide variety of<br />

skin types and colours.<br />

What makes it special is its proprietary 3DEEP<br />

RF technology, which is being hailed as the<br />

most powerful and focused RF technology<br />

available today. This unique technology delivers<br />

RF energy, which is converted to heat, to three<br />

different depths deep within the skin’s dermis.<br />

Unlike some other RF technologies, which are<br />

more superficial and can often be painful or risky<br />

to the epidermis, 3DEEP’s controlled energy<br />

to the dermis reduces the amount of energy<br />

flowing through the skin’s surface, offering<br />

optimal, painless collagen remodelling.<br />

WHAT CAN<br />


DO?<br />

• Skin tightening<br />

• Wrinkle reduction<br />

• Fractional skin resurfacing<br />

• Texture improvement<br />

• Body contouring<br />

• Cellulite reduction<br />

• Circumferential reduction<br />

• Acne and acne scar reduction<br />

• Traumatic scar reduction<br />

• Stretch mark reduction<br />

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Dermatologist and Laser Specialist, Brisbane<br />

Non-surgical skin tightening procedures are<br />

skyrocketing in popularity. What role do these<br />

technologies play in reversing the signs of ageing?<br />

There was a time when a patient’s option was only<br />

surgery, or the non-surgical options were very much<br />

in their infancy and with minimal efficacy. The necessity<br />

for low-downtime, non-surgical procedures has led<br />

to the advent of more effective energy-based skin<br />

tightening procedures.<br />

These energy-based devices have been able to<br />

not only provide effective skin tightening solutions<br />

on multiple areas of the body with low to no<br />

downtime, but also contribute to improvements in the<br />

quality of skin and the stimulation of collagen<br />

and elastin remodelling.

What makes EndyMed a standout technology in<br />

the field of non-surgical skin tightening?<br />

EndyMed stands out due to its sophisticated form of<br />

RF technology known as 3DEEP RF, which provides<br />

precise and controlled delivery of heat to the skin,<br />

resulting in safe and effective treatment with minimal<br />

discomfort and downtime.<br />

EndyMed’s 3DEEP RF non-ablative and fractional<br />

technologies provide a range of benefits, including<br />

the ability to treat a wide variety of skin concerns and<br />

skin types, as well as the ability to tailor treatment<br />

solutions to individual patient needs. For us, it is<br />

a versatile option for sun damage, tissue laxity,<br />

rejuvenation and scarring on the one platform.<br />

Who is a good candidate?<br />

Good candidates for EndyMed are typically those<br />

who have mild to moderate skin laxity, wrinkles or<br />

other signs of ageing, as well as those who wish to<br />

improve the overall health and appearance of<br />

their skin.<br />

Patients with mild to moderate acne scarring,<br />

even those with active acne, are also good<br />

candidates, and we often combine medical<br />

management with EndyMed treatments<br />

simultaneously. The great thing is, EndyMed is<br />

suitable for all skin types and can be tailored to<br />

meet individual patient needs.<br />

What are your patients saying about EndyMed?<br />

Patient satisfaction with EndyMed is very high and<br />

thus we carry this device in all three of my Brisbane<br />

Skin practices. My patients like the fact they can<br />

generally wear makeup and get back to work<br />

the next day but still get significant results over a<br />

prescribed treatment course.<br />

What areas of the face and body can be treated?<br />

EndyMed can be used to treat a range of areas on<br />

the face and body, including the forehead, cheeks,<br />

jowls, neck, arms, abdomen and thighs. My favourite<br />

procedure is the RF microneedling mode, which I<br />

think is one of the industry’s leading technologies<br />

for RF microneedling. I achieve consistent results<br />

for overall rejuvenation, undereye wrinkles and acne<br />

scarring, and it is one of my go-to devices for darker<br />

skin tones.<br />

How many treatments are required and what<br />

does the treatment feel like?<br />

The number of treatments required varies depending<br />

on the individual patient’s concerns, skin type<br />

and capacity for downtime. We do a thorough<br />

assessment at the first consult, and can prescribe<br />

a treatment protocol that will produce desired<br />

outcomes for most patients. Typically, patients<br />

require a series of treatments spaced 4-6 weeks<br />

apart. Treatment is well-tolerated, with minimal<br />

discomfort.<br />

When do patients start seeing results?<br />

Generally, patients will start seeing results even<br />

after the first treatment; however, we do explain that<br />

improvements continue with subsequent treatments<br />

and encourage a treatment course to be followed<br />

to completion. Beyond that, we generally then<br />

prescribe a maintenance plan for them.<br />

Is there any downtime or side effects?<br />

There is typically no downtime associated with<br />

EndyMed’s skin tightening treatments, and minimal/<br />

short downtime for fractional or RF microneedling<br />

treatments, with some patients experiencing mild<br />

redness and swelling immediately following the<br />

treatment. Most patients can wear makeup and<br />

return to work within 24-48 hours.<br />

What should potential patients know about<br />

EndyMed?<br />

EndyMed has an excellent safety profile, is welltolerated<br />

and offers minimal discomfort and<br />

downtime. EndyMed can be used to treat a wide<br />

range of skin concerns and skin types, and the<br />

treatment can be tailored to meet individual<br />

needs. You can expect to see improvements in skin<br />

tightness, elasticity, and overall appearance after<br />

undergoing EndyMed treatments. CBM<br />


Dr Shobhan Manoharan is the founder, Brisbane Skin. For<br />

more information, visit https://www.drmanoharan.com.au.<br />

For a list of cosmetic clinics in your area offering<br />

EndyMed, visit www.likeyourlook.com.au or email<br />

info@hightechmedical.com.au<br />

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TO THE<br />

HOUSE OF<br />

CREED<br />




The House of Creed has a pedigree unlike any other<br />

fragrance house. Its unique story, brimming with royal<br />

references, starts when James Henry Creed presented<br />

King George III with a pair of scented leather gloves on his<br />

accession to the throne.<br />

The House of Creed was founded that same year, in<br />

1760; a family-run business that quickly gained a reputation<br />

as an exquisite tailor house and creator of extremely rare<br />

hand-crafted fragrances. At the behest of Napoleon III<br />

and his Empress, Eugénie, Creed relocated from London to<br />

Paris in 1854 and was appointed as an official supplier to<br />

the royal household.<br />

In their Paris headquarters, Creed continued to create<br />

a legacy of scents for men and women using the Millésime<br />

process, a time-honoured technique still used by the<br />

company today. ‘Each Creed fragrance has undergone<br />

the time-revered process of maceration and maturation<br />

that deliver exceptional fragrances utilising the world’s<br />

finest raw materials,’ says Michael Marzano, head of<br />

education for Agence de Parfume, which is the Australian<br />

distributor of Creed.<br />

‘The Millésime technique encompasses the entire<br />

fragrance-making process in great depth and detail – from<br />

the harvesting technique to the small-batch process using<br />

maceration and maturation. This is the true art of the<br />

Millesime process, demonstrating the unique changing<br />

nature of the ingredients used in Creed fragrances. The<br />

result is like a fine wine: huge continuity of experience with<br />

changing nuances from year to year.’<br />

After 260 years, the company was sold in 2020, but Olivier<br />

and his son Erwin Creed, part of the family’s long legacy of<br />

perfumers, are still the creative masters of Creed, continuing to<br />

Creed Wind Flowers 75ml, $469. Floral and<br />

fresh, the fragrance opens with sweet jasmine,<br />

wrapped around the zesty scent of Tunisian<br />

orange blossom and softened by a fruity peach<br />

note. A powerful heart of delicate jasmine flower,<br />

tuberose petals and a soft rose extract add depth<br />

and texture to this fragrance while a warm flurry<br />

of sandalwood is twisted around a haze of iris<br />

and musk. A vibrant note of orange blossom<br />

and creamy praline offsets this dusky floral scent,<br />

bringing to life this luminous fragrance.

develop and evolve the Creed fragrance portfolio. Olivier<br />

and Erwin Creed travel the world sourcing the best of ingredients,<br />

including Rose from Bulgaria, Iris from Florence and Bergamot<br />

from Calabria. The purest and most natural ingredients from<br />

each year’s harvest are used. Each ingredient is weighed and<br />

macerated by hand, again through their unique Millésime<br />

technique, which captures the highest quality concentration of<br />

natural essential oils. All of the fragrances are produced in-house<br />

in Fountainbleau, Paris.<br />

Michael tells me that Creed is veering away from gender specifics<br />

in fragrance (they consider all of their fragrances to be gender-less).<br />

Fragrances broad in appeal for all include Silver Mountain Water,<br />

the revered Millésime Imperial, Aventus Cologne, Viking Cologne,<br />

Himalaya and Virgin Island Water, to name a few.<br />

Most of the key fragrances have matching ancillaries such as<br />

body lotion, shower gel, soap and men’s grooming products.<br />

‘Adding an ancillary to your daily fragrance routine will add<br />

volume and complexity to your scent as well as increasing staying<br />

power,’ says Michael. ‘It becomes ritualistic and adds to the<br />

experience of daily perfuming.’<br />

Over the centuries – and seven generations – the Creed<br />

family has produced over 200 fragrances, all treasured by<br />

perfume connoisseurs throughout the world. Many of Creed’s<br />

early fragrances, some dating as far back to the 1850s, are<br />

still sold today. In addition, Creed fragrances are still filtered,<br />

bottled and labelled by hand, making it a true bespoke offering<br />

and worthy of holding the number-one status in most countries<br />

around the world. CBM<br />

Creed Aqua Originale Zeste Mandarine<br />

100ml, $385. The sunny, intriguing freshness<br />

of Zeste Mandarine is suggested by the sweet<br />

and citrus note of the yellow mandarin, which<br />

gives the fragrance an extraordinary vitality<br />

thanks to the blend, with penetrating hints<br />

of Italian lemon and the green nuances of<br />

Paraguay’s petitgrain.<br />

Creed Birmanie Oud Room Spray<br />

150ml, $185. Inspired by<br />

Olivier Creed’s expeditions in the Far East, this scent conjures<br />

the dark and resinous agarwood trees in Myanmar. Rich and<br />

luxurious, Birmanie Oud creates a sensual ambiance. Featuring<br />

sumptuous and opulent ingredients, this long-lasting home<br />

fragrance instantly creates a warm and optimistic space.<br />

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moisturisers<br />




Ultraceuticals Ultra DNA³<br />

Complex Recovery Night<br />

Cream 50ml, $199

I<br />

spoke to Tracey Beeby (Global Education<br />

Technical Training Manager) and Dr Sally Noushini<br />

(Innovation and R&D Chemist), both<br />

from Ultraceuticals, about the importance of using<br />

a face cream, their benefits, plus the innovative<br />

ingredients to be found in them today. Here’s what<br />

they had to say:<br />

Moisturising is essential to maintain the overall<br />

health of our skin. The skin’s lipid barrier in its<br />

uppermost layer, the horny layer or stratum corneum,<br />

keeps water in. Also, cells in this layer contain<br />

humectant moisturisers that together are called the<br />

Natural Moisturising Factor (NMF). The NMF attracts<br />

moisture and keeps it in place. The lipid barrier can<br />

become impaired for various reasons, such as using<br />

some cleansers or getting older. The NMF can also<br />

become less effective for different reasons. If the<br />

skin is chronically dry, it can become flaky, develop<br />

fine lines, become dull in appearance, be easily<br />

irritated and even inflamed. Also, moisturised skin<br />

looks healthier and more cosmetically pleasing than<br />

dry skin.<br />

Moisturisers can restore lipids, humectants and<br />

occlusive and emollient ingredients to keep the skin<br />

supple and moist. The skin should be moisturised<br />

daily to keep it in a healthy state. Even oily skin<br />

can lack adequate hydration and benefit from daily<br />

moisturisation. The right moisturiser on oily skin can<br />

reduce sebum flow and shine.<br />

Across the Ultraceuticals range, moisturisers are<br />

always applied over the top of corrective serums.<br />

This is because we need the serums to penetrate the<br />

lower levels of the skin and the moisturisers act to<br />

infuse the skin with moisture, nourish the skin’s natural<br />

lipid layer and help to retain the skin’s moisture.<br />



An effective moisturiser has a combination of<br />

both sophiticated delivery technology and active<br />

ingredients that are found naturally within the skin.<br />

The latter mimics the moisturising components<br />

of the skin and can be more effective than other<br />

moisturising ingredients.<br />

The skin’s lipid barrier is composed of 50%<br />

ceramides, 25% free fatty acids and 25% sterol.<br />

Effective repair of the lipid barrier is achieved by<br />

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applying these ingredients in the same ratio. Free<br />

fatty acids include linolenic and linoleic acids.<br />

The ability of the skin to attract water from the<br />

deeper layers and keep it in place can be restored<br />

with ingredients contained in the skin’s Natural<br />

Moisturising Factor. These include sodium PCA,<br />

sodium lactate, lactic acid and hyaluronic acid.<br />

Hyaluronic acid is the most powerful humectant<br />

moisturising ingredient in the skin. Traditionally,<br />

hyaluronic acid molecules with a very large molecular<br />

size have been used in skincare. These molecules<br />

sit on the surface of the skin, but don’t penetrate it.<br />

Over the past few years hyaluronic acid with a very<br />

low molecular size has been available. Hyaluronic<br />

acid with the right low molecular size can penetrate<br />

the skin to provide a more powerful effect. The<br />

combination of low and high molecular size<br />

molecules of hyaluronic acid can be very effective.<br />

Ultraceuticals’ Ultra DNA³ Complex Recovery<br />

Night Cream contains Lamellar Technology, a new<br />

technology that heklps to increase the cream’s<br />

compatibility with the skin. Its layered structure<br />

(lamellar structure) mimics the skin’s lipid bilayers.<br />

It also increases the efficacy of the cream because<br />

the structure allows for greater absorption into the<br />

skin. In addition, it contains a triple enzyme complex<br />

that works with the skin’s natural renewal cycle to<br />

intensely nourish, hydrate and condition normal,<br />

dry and oily skins, leaving the complexion looking<br />

supple and glowing.<br />

The enzymes have been encapsulated in a<br />

liposome delivery system for optimum efficacy<br />

and skin delivery. The combination of these three<br />

enzymes works with the skin’s natural night-time<br />

renewal cycle to help deeply nourish and restore<br />

hydration for a glowing and healthy-looking<br />

complexion.<br />

Ultra DNA³ Complex Recovery Night Cream<br />

also contains a powerful blend of moisturising<br />

agents featuring sodium hyaluronate, with skin<br />

conditioning ingredients like Panthenol, Squalane,<br />

Jojoba Oil, Grapeseed Oil and Avocado Oil to help<br />

replenish vital hydration levels and support the skin’s<br />

lipid barrier.<br />

At Ultraceuticals we strive to be on the forefront of<br />

innovation and technology with all our products and<br />

this would not be possible without intensive research<br />

on new ingredients and technologies from all over the<br />

world. This is one of the many benefits of having our<br />

own dedicated internal Research and Development<br />

teams. We are able to conduct our own research and<br />

remain ahead of trends. CBM<br />

Ricky’s pick<br />



La Mer Moisurizing Soft<br />

Cream 30ml, $305. A new<br />

iteration of the patented<br />

Miracle Broth using<br />

advanced moisture sphere<br />

technology that increases<br />

the effectiveness of the<br />

Miracle Broth as well as its<br />

delivery abilities.

Dermalogica Phyto Nature Oxygen Cream<br />

50ml, $199. Containing Adaptogenic<br />

Astragalus, Luffa Root, Rose of Winter and<br />

Ligustrum Lucidum Seed, these oxygen<br />

-optimising phytoactives help skin absorb<br />

and utilise oxygen for plumper, firmer,<br />

more hydrated skin .<br />

Ultraceuticals Ultra<br />

Brightening Moisturizer Cream<br />

75ml, $100. Formulated with a<br />

complex of new brightening<br />

ingredients including<br />

Octadecenedioic acid, Rumex<br />

Occidentalis Extract and<br />

Niacinamide, this moisturiser<br />

cream leaves skin looking<br />

smooth, hydrated and radiant.<br />

Occidentals extract and<br />

Octadecenedoic acid.<br />

Guerlain Orchidee Imperiale 5G Day<br />

Cream 50ml, $750. Fifteen years of<br />

research has gone into formulating this<br />

exceptional cream. It uses Orchid Totum<br />

Molecular Extract, derived from the<br />

Orchidée Impériale, a rare flower with<br />

incredible resources that helps to activate<br />

and extend skin cell longevity.<br />

Murad Daily Defence Cream 50ml, $90.<br />

Contains a proprietary blend of highlevel<br />

niacinamide and mondo grass<br />

sugars to help replenish and strengthen<br />

skin barrier function.<br />

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BEAUTY<br />

THE<br />

beauty<br />

OF<br />





Jo Malone London English Pear & Freesia Bath Oil, $112<br />

Jo Malone London Red Roses Candle, $110<br />

Bathing has had social, wellness and beauty<br />

connotations throughout history and has long<br />

been used as a form of healing therapy in many<br />

ancient cultures.<br />

Unfortunately for many of us, bathing has become nonexistent<br />

and almost entirely replaced by a quick shower as<br />

we grapple to find enough hours in the day.<br />

It’s time to rethink our priorities and revise the lost art<br />

of taking a bath. From a beauty as well as wellness aspect,<br />

we will reap the rewards.<br />

Sinking softly into a warm bath is not just an exercise<br />

in self-care, it can also enhance your body’s function and<br />

mental health. A growing body of research has shown that<br />

a bath can calm the nervous system, reducing the levels of<br />

stress and anxiety in your body and improving your mood.<br />

Positive anti-inflammatory and blood sugar responses have<br />

also been demonstrated, which can help protect against<br />

illness and infection.<br />

With the right bath products, bathing can help<br />

rebalance the skin’s pH levels and soothe dry or irritated<br />

skin. For maximum moisture, immediately apply a body<br />

lotion or cream after towel drying your skin.<br />

Many beauty houses have specific products to elevate<br />

the humble bath and create a stress-relieving, skin-loving<br />

multi-sensorial experience. One of these companies is<br />

Jo Malone London. I spoke with their national Education<br />

Manager, Sarah-Louise Purcell, who walked me through

Cold Bath Company<br />

250g x 8 sachets,<br />

$69.95<br />

L’Occitane en Provence<br />

Almond Shower Oil, $72 and<br />

Lavender Foaming Bath, $55,<br />

Is Clinical Body Complex,<br />

$110 and Campaigne de<br />

Provence Huile de Douch<br />

Ultra-Nourishing Shower Oil,<br />

$ 44.95<br />

the brand’s extensive bath and body range. This includes<br />

bath oils, post-bath body creams and matching candles<br />

in scents including the cult English Pear and Freesia<br />

and Red Roses. ‘Create a new morning ritual, a night of<br />

pampering or a moment of escape with a luxurious bath,’<br />

says Purcell.<br />

L’Occitane is another beauty house that believes in the<br />

benefits of bathing. They offer bath oils, bath salts, bath<br />

bombs and fizzers, bubble baths, body washes and soaps.<br />

Like the rest of their range, their ingredients are sourced<br />

from Provence and their lavender and almond ranges<br />

are still their best sellers. As an added bonus, their bath<br />

products are now available in refills.<br />

MOR is an OG of the art of bathing beautifully and<br />

believes strongly in the positive power of bathing. Hydrate<br />

and cleanse with their collections of Bath & Body sets –<br />

available in their signature fragrances.<br />

Cold-water therapy using ice baths is growing in<br />

popularity, not least for their purported health benefits.<br />

If you’re on the cold bath bandwagon, the Cold Bath<br />

Company offers a unique take on bath salts, designed to<br />

be used specially with cold water therapy.<br />

Whatever the temperature, a stress-relieving soak allows<br />

you to switch off from the stresses of life. And, if you<br />

really are time-poor, try applying a hair mask or face mask<br />

before hopping into your bath for a total body beauty<br />

rejuvenation that maximises your precious time. CBM<br />

Mor Marshmallow Hand &<br />

Body Milk, $36.95, Hand &<br />

Body Wash, $36.95 and Sugar<br />

Crystal Body Scrub, $42.95<br />

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&<br />

The<br />

RISE<br />

RISE of<br />

cosmetic<br />

surgery<br />






In January 2023, the International Society of Aesthetic<br />

Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) released the results of its annual<br />

Global Survey on aesthetic procedures. Overall, there was<br />

a 19.3% increase in procedures performed since the last<br />

reporting period, with more than 12.8 million surgical and<br />

17.5 million non-surgical procedures performed worldwide.<br />

The report shows a continuing rise in aesthetic surgery, with<br />

a 33.3% increase over the past four years. Both surgical and<br />

non-surgical procedures increased since the last survey (18.5%<br />

and 19.9%, respectively), with a significant increase of 54.4% in<br />

non-surgical procedures in the past four years.<br />

According to Dr Gianluca Campiglio, global survey editor<br />

and plastic surgeon in Italy, ‘We noticed an interesting<br />

increase in surgical procedures related to so-called “body<br />

contouring”, such as liposuction, which is now ranked as the<br />

most common procedure, ahead of breast augmentation for<br />

the first time in many years, and also a similar emerging trend<br />

for abdominoplasty, thigh lift and buttock augmentation.’

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Liposuction was the most common cosmetic surgical<br />

procedure in 2021, with more than 1.9 million procedures and<br />

a 24.8% increase, overtaking breast augmentation (+3.8%). The<br />

top five most popular surgical procedures were liposuction,<br />

breast augmentation, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty and<br />

abdominoplasty. The top five non-surgical procedures were<br />

botulinum toxin injections, hyaluronic acid fillers, hair removal,<br />

skin tightening and fat reduction.<br />

While breast augmentation remains the most common<br />

surgical procedure for women, this procedure had only a slight<br />

increase of +0.5% in the past four years. By contrast, surgery to<br />

remove implants increased by 22.6% (+49.6% in the past four<br />

years), and breast lifts by 31.4% in the past year.<br />

Top 5<br />

surgical procedures worldwide<br />

absolute numbers and changes compared to 2020<br />

1. Liposuction 1,903,063 procedures +24.8%<br />

2. Breast Augmentation 1,685,471 procedures +3.8%<br />

3. Eyelid Surgery 1,446,890 procedures +18.1%<br />

4. Rhinoplasty 995,149 procedures +16.7%<br />

5. Abdominoplasty 991,361 procedures +29.5%<br />

Top 5<br />

non-surgical procedures worldwide<br />

absolute numbers and changes compared to 2020<br />

1. Botulinum Toxin 7,312,616 procedures +17.7%<br />

2. Hyaluronic Acid 5,279,344 procedures +30.3%<br />

3. Hair Removal 1,836,111 procedures -0.1%<br />

4. Non-Surgical Skin Tightening 1,003,731 procedures N/A<br />

5. Non-Surgical Fat Reduction 730,980 procedures +30.4%






18.5%<br />

19.3%<br />

Compared to 2020 statistics<br />

18.5% 19.9%<br />



INCREASED BY 19.9%<br />

TOTAL<br />

FACE & HEAD<br />

procedures<br />

14.8%<br />

TOTAL<br />

BREAST<br />

procedures<br />

14.6%<br />

TOTAL<br />


procedures<br />

26.9%<br />

TOTAL<br />


procedures<br />

22.8%<br />



procedures<br />

20.9%<br />

TOTAL<br />

OTHER<br />

procedures<br />

7.1%<br />

Source: International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery<br />

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Liposuction is a cosmetic surgical procedure that removes excess<br />

fat from certain areas of the body. It can provide significant<br />

improvements in body contour and appearance, which can boost<br />

self-confidence and improve overall quality of life.<br />

The procedure is typically performed on areas where stubborn<br />

pockets of fat are resistant to diet and exercise, such as the<br />

abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, arms and chin.<br />

Recovery time varies depending on the individual and the extent<br />

of the procedure, but most people can return to work and normal<br />

activities within a few days to a week.<br />

While liposuction can provide significant improvements in<br />

body contour, it is not a substitute for a healthy diet and exercise.<br />

It is also important to note that liposuction is not a weight-loss<br />

procedure and is not suitable if you are are significantly overweight<br />

or obese.<br />


Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty,<br />

is a surgical procedure designed to increase the size and improve<br />

the shape of the breasts. The procedure involves placing breast<br />

implants beneath the breast tissue and/or chest muscle to enhance<br />

the size and improve the overall appearance of the breasts.<br />

Breast augmentation is typically performed on women who are<br />

dissatisfied with the size or shape of their breasts, or who have<br />

lost breast volume due to weight loss, pregnancy or ageing.<br />

The procedure can also be used to correct asymmetry or other<br />

breast deformities.<br />

It is typically performed under general anaesthesia and may or<br />

may not require an overnight hospital stay. Recovery time varies<br />

depending on the individual and the extent of the procedure, but<br />

most people can return to work and normal activities within a<br />

week or two.<br />

There are several different types of breast implants available,<br />

including saline, silicone and cohesive gel implants. The type of<br />

implant used will depend on your goals, preferences and anatomy.<br />

It is important to discuss the different options with a qualified<br />

surgeon to determine which type of implant is best for you.<br />

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Blepharoplasty, also known as<br />

eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic surgical<br />

procedure that is designed to improve<br />

the appearance of the eyelids. The<br />

procedure can be performed on the<br />

upper and/or lower eyelids, depending<br />

on your individual needs and goals.<br />

Upper eyelid surgery, or upper<br />

blepharoplasty, involves removing<br />

excess skin and fat from the upper<br />

eyelids to create a more youthful,<br />

refreshed appearance. The procedure<br />

can also be used to correct drooping<br />

eyelids that may be interfering<br />

with vision.<br />

Lower eyelid surgery, aka lower<br />

blepharoplasty, involves removing<br />

excess skin and fat from the lower<br />

eyelids to reduce the appearance of eye<br />

bags and wrinkles. The procedure can<br />

also be used to correct sagging lower<br />

eyelids that may be causing a tired or<br />

aged appearance.<br />

Both upper and lower blepharoplasty<br />

are typically performed under local<br />

anesthesia with sedation or general<br />

anesthesia and can take anywhere from<br />

one to three hours depending on the<br />

extent of the procedure. Recovery time<br />

varies depending on the individual and<br />

the extent of the procedure, but most<br />

people can return to work and normal<br />

activities within a week.<br />


Rhinoplasty, also known as nose reshaping<br />

surgery, is a cosmetic surgical procedure<br />

designed to improve the appearance and/or<br />

function of the nose. The procedure involves<br />

reshaping the nose by modifying the bone<br />

and cartilage.<br />

Rhinoplasty can be performed for a variety<br />

of reasons, including correcting a deviated<br />

septum, improving the appearance of the<br />

nose or correcting breathing problems. The<br />

procedure can address a variety of concerns,<br />

including a large or small nose, a crooked nose,<br />

a bump on the bridge of the nose, or a wide or<br />

upturned nasal tip.<br />

The surgery is typically performed under<br />

general anaesthesia and can take anywhere<br />

from one to three+ hours depending on the<br />

extent of the procedure. Recovery time varies<br />

depending on the individual and the extent of<br />

the procedure, but most people can return to<br />

work within a week or two.


Abdominoplasty, also known as a<br />

tummy tuck, is a cosmetic surgical<br />

procedure designed to improve the<br />

appearance of the abdomen. The<br />

procedure involves removing excess<br />

skin and fat from the abdomen,<br />

and tightening the muscles of the<br />

abdominal wall.<br />

Abdominoplasty is typically<br />

performed on individuals who have<br />

excess skin or fat in the abdominal<br />

area that is resistant to diet and<br />

exercise, or who have experienced<br />

significant weight loss or pregnancy.<br />

The procedure can also be used<br />

to correct abdominal muscle<br />

separation, or diastasis recti.<br />

The surgery is performed under<br />

general anaesthesia. Recovery time<br />

varies depending on the individual<br />

and the extent of the procedure,<br />

but most people can return to work<br />

and normal activities after two to<br />

four weeks.<br />

During the procedure, incisions<br />

are made in the lower abdomen,<br />

and excess skin and fat are removed.<br />

The abdominal muscles are then<br />

tightened with sutures to create a<br />

flatter, more toned appearance.<br />

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Botulinum toxin, also referred to as anti-wrinkle injections, is the<br />

most popular popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure worldwide.<br />

The treatment involves injecting small amounts of botulinum<br />

toxin into the muscles of the face, which causes them to relax and<br />

reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.<br />

Botulinum toxin is most commonly used to treat wrinkles and fine<br />

lines on the forehead, between the eyebrows, and around the eyes<br />

(crow’s feet). It can also be used “off-label” to treat other areas of<br />

the face, such as the chin, jawline and neck.<br />

The procedure only takes a few minutes to complete. The effects<br />

of the treatment start to appear around four days after treatment<br />

and last for three to four months, after which the procedure can be<br />

repeated as needed.<br />


Hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are used to restore lost volume, smooth<br />

lines and soften creases, or enhance facial contours. They work by<br />

injecting a gel-like substance made from hyaluronic acid under the<br />

skin. This helps to plump up wrinkles, smooth lines, and restore<br />

volume to the face.<br />

HA fillers are most commonly used to rejuvenate the face by<br />

augmenting the lips, cheeks, chin, and other areas. They can<br />

also be used to fill in wrinkles, fine lines and deep creases, and<br />

to restore volume to areas that have lost fullness due to ageing,<br />

weight loss or disease.<br />

The procedure is typically performed in a doctor’s office and<br />

takes around 10 to 40 minutes, depending on the number of areas<br />

being treated. The effects of the treatment are immediate (keep in<br />

mind there will be some slight swelling), and there is no downtime<br />

required after the procedure.<br />

The results can last anywhere from six months to over a year,<br />

depending on the type of filler used and its placement.<br />

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Laser hair removal offers a popular, long-lasting solution<br />

to unwanted hair, with many people experiencing nearpermanent<br />

hair reduction after a series of treatments.<br />

During the procedure, a laser emits a light that is<br />

absorbed by the pigment (melanin) in the hair. The light<br />

energy is converted to heat, which damages the hair<br />

follicles that produce hairs.<br />

Laser hair removal is most commonly used to remove<br />

hair from the face, legs, arms, underarms, bikini area,<br />

and other areas of the body. The procedure can take<br />

anywhere from a few minutes to an hour or more,<br />

depending on the size of the area being treated.<br />

The number of treatments required to achieve the<br />

desired results can vary depending on the individual<br />

and the type and colour of the hair. Most people<br />

require multiple treatments, spaced several weeks<br />

apart, to achieve long-lasting hair reduction, after<br />

which a maintenance treatment every six months or<br />

so is recommended.<br />


Non-surgical skin tightening is a procedure that uses a<br />

type of energy, such as radiofrequency, ultrasound or<br />

laser, to tighten and firm the skin without the need for<br />

surgery. These devices work by delivering energy to<br />

the deeper layers of the skin, which stimulates collagen<br />

production and tightens the skin.<br />

Some of the most common skin tightening devices in<br />

Australia use radiofrequency technology and ultrasound<br />

energy to target the skin’s deeper dermis and<br />

subcutaneous layers, tightening the underlying tissue<br />

structure without damaging the outer layers of skin. This<br />

heating of the deep dermis and sub-dermal layers of<br />

the skin damages collagen in a controlled way, causing<br />

instant collagen contraction and promoting the body’s<br />

own healing mechanisms to produce new collagen over<br />

the ensuing months.<br />

A non-surgical skin tightening procedure is commonly<br />

used to lift the brow and forehead, around the eyes,<br />

cheeks and mid-face, jaw line and neck. This type<br />

of treatment is best suited for patients with mild to<br />

moderate sagging facial tissues, and can be used on<br />

any skin colour. It is not suitable for those with more<br />

extensive loose skin.<br />

Results are typically long-lasting, depending on the<br />

patient’s skin condition and severity of facial ageing and<br />

usually only one treatment is required.








Non-surgical body contouring procedures<br />

use medical-grade energy-based devices to<br />

permanently destroy fat cells. The energy is<br />

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

damaging the outer layers or surrounding tissues,<br />

only targeting the unwanted fat.<br />

Most of these devices use radiofrequency,<br />

ultrasound or laser energy to disrupt fat cells.<br />

Regardless of the type of energy used, they all<br />

work to break down the fat cells, which are then<br />

naturally metabolised by the body over the<br />

following weeks.<br />

Non-surgical fat reduction is most commonly<br />

used to treat areas of stubborn fat on the<br />

abdomen, hips, thighs, back, knees, arms,<br />

under the chin and other areas of the body. The<br />

procedure is comfortable for most people and<br />

can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour,<br />

depending on the size of the area and number of<br />

areas being treated.<br />

Most non-surgical devices require a series<br />

of treatments to achieve best possible results.<br />

There is normally no downtime and complications<br />

are rare. In conjunction with a healthy diet and<br />

exercise, results should be long lasting because,<br />

just as with liposuction, when fat cells are<br />

permanently destroyed they will not return. CBM<br />

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BEAUTY<br />

TRIED&<br />

TESTED<br />

&loved<br />




Carolina Herrera Good Girl<br />

Blush eau de parfum 50ml,<br />

$180. A fresh explosion<br />

of contrasts that form a<br />

uniquely powdery expression<br />

or floral femininity. Vanilla,<br />

peony and Ylang Ylang<br />

combine for a fragrant<br />

floral blush.<br />

By Terry Brightening CC Serum, $126 and By<br />

Terry Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder, $83. Together<br />

they are the perfect pairing for your skin. The<br />

Brightening CC serum comes in 8 different shades.<br />

It hydrates, offers colour correction and lots of<br />

radiance. It makes the perfect primer or can be<br />

used by itself. Then Hyaluronic Hydra-Powder<br />

delivers smooth and hydrating coverage. It gives<br />

your skin a flawless finish with not a pore in sight.

Cloud Nine Retro Iron, $269<br />

The newest hair irons form the Cloud Nine<br />

range come in 4 bright and exciting colours.<br />

Cloud Nine Retro Iron offers effortless styling<br />

while also locking in moisture and increasing<br />

hair shine.<br />

Endota New Age Body Firming Lotion,<br />

$75, and Body Firming Serum, $83. These<br />

beautiful body firming and hydrating<br />

products contain both Body 3 Complex<br />

and Adifyline Body Complex to instantly<br />

make skin feel firmer, tighter, softer<br />

and more hydrated. It’s capped off by a<br />

beautiful invorgating scent.<br />

Cremo Reserve Collection Shave Cream,<br />

$29.90. This shaving cream creates a thin,<br />

foam-free layer which slides gently onto the<br />

skin, helping to prevent skin irritation, razer<br />

burn and razer nicks. It has a decidedly<br />

masculine scent and is an essential tool for<br />

the “perfect shave”.<br />

No.7 Restore & Renew<br />

Multi Action Eye Cream,<br />

$37.99. This eye cream<br />

is especially designed for<br />

the delicate skin around<br />

the eyes. It hydrates while<br />

improving dark circles and<br />

puffiness. It contains a<br />

blend of hyaluronic acid and<br />

shea butter in a micronised<br />

form which penetrates for<br />

maximum effectiveness.<br />

Avene Hyaluron Activ B3<br />

Concentrated Plumping<br />

Serum, $74.99. Enriched<br />

with 6% niacinamide and 1.5<br />

% hyaluronic acid, this serum<br />

can be used by even the most<br />

sensitive of skins. It tightens,<br />

smooths and revitalises at the<br />

same time. Best used under<br />

your face cream.<br />

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HAIR<br />

CARE<br />

by<br />

HAIR<br />

TYPE<br />




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BEAUTY<br />

When it comes to<br />

hair care, there is<br />

no one-size-fits-all<br />

approach. Hair type<br />

plays a significant<br />

role in determining<br />

the best care routine. Understanding your hair<br />

type can help you choose the right products<br />

and styling techniques to keep your hair<br />

healthy and looking its best.<br />

Hair type is determined by several factors,<br />

including porosity, curl pattern, and density.<br />

Porosity refers to how easily your hair absorbs<br />

and retains moisture. Curl pattern refers to<br />

the shape of your hair strands, ranging from<br />

straight to wavy to kinky. Density refers to the<br />

number of hair strands on your scalp.<br />

Curl Pattern<br />

Your curl pattern refers to the shape of<br />

your hair strands. To determine your curl<br />

pattern, examine a single strand of hair.<br />

If your hair is straight, it will have no curl<br />

or wave to it. If your hair is wavy, it will<br />

have a slight S-shape to it. If your hair is<br />

curly, it will have a definite curl pattern,<br />

and the curls will hold their shape even<br />

when unstyled. If your hair is coily, it will<br />

be tightly coiled or kinky, often with a<br />

definite Z pattern.

Hair Density<br />

Hair density refers to how many hair<br />

strands you have on your head. To<br />

determine your hair density, an at-home<br />

method is to secure your hair into a<br />

ponytail and measure the circumference.<br />

Low density hair will tend to measure<br />

under 2 inches, medium density hair 2-3<br />

inches and high density hair 4+ inches.<br />

This will give you a general idea, but the<br />

thickness of each hair strand also plays<br />

a role in determining the thickness of<br />

your ponytail.<br />

Hair Porosity<br />

Hair porosity refers to your hair’s<br />

ability to absorb moisture and<br />

product. To determine your hair<br />

porosity, take a single strand of hair<br />

and place it into a bowl of water. If it<br />

sinks to the bottom quickly, you have<br />

high porosity hair. If it takes a while<br />

to sink, you have medium porosity<br />

hair. If it floats on top of the water,<br />

you have low porosity hair.<br />

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BEAUTY<br />

WHAT’S<br />

YOUR<br />

TYPE?<br />

Type 1: Straight Hair<br />

Type 1 hair is straight and typically lacks any curl or wave. It is the most<br />

resilient hair type and has a natural shine. Type 1 hair is further classified into<br />

three subcategories:<br />

Type 1A: Fine and very thin hair that is prone to oiliness<br />

Type 1B: Medium-textured hair that has more body than Type 1A hair<br />

Type 1C: Coarse and thick hair that is resistant to styling and tends to frizz<br />

If you have Type 1 hair, use lightweight shampoos and conditioners to<br />

avoid weighing down your hair. Finer-haired beauties should use proteinbased<br />

volumising products, as opposed to products with too much moisture.<br />

Seek dry shampoos and protein treatments and avoid excessive use of<br />

serums and oils that can weigh your hair down or make it look greasy.<br />

1.<br />

1. Sisley Hair Rituel Volumizing<br />

Spray 150ml, $125, 2. Sachajuan<br />

Thickening Shampoo 250ml,<br />

$44, 3. Sachajaun Thickening<br />

Conditioner 250ml, $49, 4.<br />

R+Co Bleu Ingenious Thickening<br />

Shampoo 251ml & Conditioner<br />

201ml, $80 ea, 5. Stockholm<br />

Sweden REF Weightless<br />

Volume Shampoo 285ml &<br />

Conditioner 245ml, $33.50 ea<br />

5.<br />

2.<br />

3.<br />


Type 2:<br />

Wavy Hair<br />

Type 2 hair has a slight wave to it and tends<br />

to be thicker than Type 1 hair. It is further<br />

classified into three subcategories:<br />

Type 2A: Loose, beachy waves that are easy<br />

to style<br />

Type 2B: Waves that are more defined and<br />

have a slight S-shape<br />

Type 2C: Waves that are more tightly coiled<br />

and have a more defined curl pattern<br />

1.<br />

2.<br />

If you have Type 2 hair, use lightweight<br />

products that enhance your natural wave<br />

pattern. Try a combination of protein- and<br />

moisture-based products such as a proteinbased<br />

shampoo and moisture-based<br />

conditioner. If your hair tends to frizz, antifrizz<br />

products like creams or light leave-in<br />

conditioners will help combat the frizzies<br />

without dragging down your hair and leaving<br />

it limp.<br />

3.<br />

4.<br />

5.<br />

1. R+Co Labyrinth 3-in-1 Texturising Shampoo +<br />

Conditioner + Styler 177ml, $45, 2. IGK First Class<br />

Weightless Replenishing Conditioner 236ml, $39,<br />

3. Rogue Beauty R+Co Bleu Lifestyler Volume<br />

+ Texture Spray 246ml, $72, 4. Rogue Beauty<br />

Oribe Intense Conditioner for Moisture & Control<br />

200ml, $72, 5. Rogue Beauty Oribe Shampoo for<br />

Moisture & Control 250ml, $68<br />

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Type 3:<br />

Curly Hair<br />

BEAUTY<br />

Type 3 hair has a defined curl pattern<br />

and tends to be more prone to frizz<br />

than Type 1 or Type 2 hair. It is further<br />

classified into three subcategories:<br />

Type 3A: Loose curls that are about<br />

the size of a piece of chalk<br />

Type 3B: Bouncy curls that are about<br />

the size of a marker<br />

Type 3C: Tight, corkscrew curls that are<br />

about the size of a pencil<br />

If you have Type 3 hair, use products<br />

that help define your curls and reduce<br />

frizz. Look for cream- or oil-based<br />

styling products as these will help tame<br />

frizz by adding some weight to the<br />

hair. Leave-in moisture masks are also<br />

a curly-haired girl’s best friend, helping<br />

curls show off their natural bounce.<br />

1. 2. 3.<br />

4.<br />


Type 4:<br />

Coily Hair<br />

Type 4 hair is tightly coiled and tends to be<br />

more fragile than other hair types. It is further<br />

classified into three subcategories:<br />

Type 4A: Tightly coiled curls that are about the<br />

size of a crochet needle<br />

Type 4B: Z-shaped curls that are about the size<br />

of a pen spring<br />

Type 4C: Tightly coiled curls that are about the<br />

size of a pencil lead<br />

7.<br />

8.<br />

If you have Type 4 hair, use products that help<br />

moisturise hair and reduce breakage. ‘Based on<br />

the science of curly hair, we need to consider<br />

that textured hair needs more moisture and<br />

hydration when compared with straight hair<br />

textures,’ says Rumbie Mutsiwa, Owner/Creative<br />

Director of Rumbie & Co salon in Sydney,<br />

Australia’s first curly hair specialist salon. ‘Our<br />

hair needs moisture, and the right products will<br />

leave the hair feeling hydrated, soft and yet<br />

not sit on the outside of the hair, but will be<br />

absorbed. Avoid products that dry out or strip<br />

the hair of its natural oils. It’s also good to avoid<br />

silicones and sulphates. I developed the Rumbie<br />

& Co Curly Hair product line to ensure they<br />

add moisture, de-frizz and activate the natural<br />

curl pattern. It gives curly-haired people the<br />

confidence to know how to cleanse, condition,<br />

style and treat their curls.’<br />

6.<br />

1. Wella Professionals Invigo Nutri-Enrich Frizz<br />

Control Cream 150ml, $29.95, 2. Hairitage Ahead of<br />

the Curl! Curl Creme, $10, 3. Rumbie & Co. Deep<br />

Curl Cleanse, $44, 4. Rumbie & Co. Leave-in Curl<br />

Cream, $47, 5. Rumbie & Co. Curl Treatment, $48,<br />

6. Oribe Styling Butter Curl Enhancing Creme 200ml,<br />

$68, 7. Oribe Curl Shaping Mousse 175ml, $58, 8.<br />

R+Co Cassette Curl Defining Masque 147ml, $55<br />

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Damage<br />

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BEAUTY<br />

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Smart styling<br />

VS Sassoon has launched the Digital<br />

Sensor Luxe collection, a premium<br />

range of hair styling tools. The Digital<br />

Sensor Luxe Air Sonic ($269.95) and<br />

Digital Sensor Luxe Air Styler ($189.95)<br />

makes drying and styling your hair<br />

smart, quick and easy, with innovative<br />

technology to ensure less heat<br />

exposure to maintain healthier hair.<br />

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1. R+Co On A Cloud Baobab Oil Repair<br />

Masque 147ml, $64, 2. Klorane Repairing<br />

Mask with Organic Cupuaçu 150ml,<br />

$14.99, 3. Sisley Hair Rituel Restructuring<br />

Nourishing Balm 125g, $160, 4. INNOluxe<br />

V3 Elixir 100ml, $69, 5. Sisley Hair Rituel<br />

Revitalizing Fortifying Serum for Scalp 60ml,<br />

$260, 6. Aveda Scalp Solutions refreshing<br />

protective mist, $80, 7. White Sands The<br />

Cure 24/7 Serum 100ml, $44.95, 8. Sun<br />

Bum Protecting Scalp & Hair Mist, $20.99,<br />

9. Oribe Hair Alchemy Resilience Shampoo<br />

250ml, $72, 10. Oribe Hair Alchemy<br />

Resilience Conditioner 200ml, $77<br />

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hair<br />

BEAUTY<br />

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1. Aveda Scalp Solutions balancing shampoo, $59, 2. Aveda Scalp Solutions replenishing conditioner, $67,<br />

3. Fudge Clean Blonde Damage Rewind Shampoo 250ml, $29, 4. Wella Professionals Invigo Nutri-Enrich<br />

Deep Nourishing Shampoo 250ml & Conditioner 200ml, $31.85 ea, 5. Wella Professionals Invigo Nutri-<br />

Enrich Deep Nourishing Mask 150ml, $35.10.

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Hair<br />

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1. Aveda Scalp Solutions overnight scalp renewal serum, $82, 2. Vegamour GRO<br />

Revitalising Shampoo 236ml, $78, 3. Vegamour GRO Revitalising Conditioner<br />

236ml, $78, 4. Vegamour GRO Hair Serum, $58, 5. SACHAJUAN Scalp Scrub<br />

250ml, $88, 6. KeraFactor Scalp Stimulating Shampoo & Conditioner, $103.40, 7.<br />

Calecim Advanced Hair System 6 x 5ml, $429<br />

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MEDIA&<br />

SOCIAL<br />

idealised<br />

beauty<br />









Aussie girls are calling out for help, with 1 in<br />

2 saying idealised beauty content on social<br />

media negatively impacts their self-esteem.<br />

Alarmingly, new research from the Dove Self-<br />

Esteem Project has found that 70% of young girls (ages<br />

10-17) in Australia believe the influencers they follow on<br />

social media set the standard for how they should look.<br />

The Dove study reveals the startling impact of idealised<br />

beauty content on social media, with almost half (46%)<br />

of young girls aged 10-17 in Australia admitting they<br />

have undertaken at least one beauty procedure, such<br />

as tanning (19%), teeth whitening (20%) and eyelash<br />

extensions (15%) as a result of toxic influencer advice.<br />

Some young girls have taken even more drastic measures<br />

– including cosmetic injectables such as muscle relaxants<br />

and lip fillers, and skin bleaching to achieve the ‘perfect<br />

look’ or to look like someone else.<br />

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Young girls in Australia are spending increasing<br />

amounts of time on social media – from using it<br />

to connect with friends to watching their favourite<br />

social media influencers. Specifically, 70% of young<br />

girls in Australia follow or watch influencers on social<br />

media with a focus on beauty (63%), fashion (56%)<br />

and celebrities (64%). And almost half of young girls<br />

in Australia spend 1-3 hours watching or posting<br />

things on social media (45% on the weekend and<br />

47% during the weekday). What’s more, half of<br />

young girls in Australia are on social media every<br />

day, with 17% spending more than 3 hours a day.<br />

The negative impact of social media on selfesteem<br />

is well-documented. Constant exposure<br />

to images of people with ‘perfect’ bodies or<br />

lifestyles can lead to feelings of inadequacy and<br />

low self-esteem.<br />

The study reveals that 45% of young girls<br />

in Australia follow at least one social media<br />

influencer that they admit makes them feel<br />

less confident in themselves and 45% follow at<br />

least one influencer that makes them question<br />

the way they look. Further, 52% of young girls<br />

constantly check how they look in photos and<br />

wish they looked better, 48% said they often wish<br />

they looked like someone else, and 46% agree<br />

that seeing body transformation photos from<br />

influencers makes them feel less beautiful.<br />

Interestingly, young females acknowledge the<br />

negative impact of toxic beauty feeds – 54% of<br />

Australian girls said toxic and potentially harmful<br />

beauty advice from social media influencers<br />

causes low self-esteem. What’s more, 51% say they<br />

know the influencers they follow edit their photos<br />

and yet they still want to look like them.










LIKE THEM.<br />




With 60% of young girls in Australia stating they<br />

wished they had information on how to avoid or deal<br />

with idealised beauty content, Dove has launched<br />

its #DetoxYourFeed campaign. The aim is to raise<br />

awareness of the impact of toxic beauty advice on<br />

social media, and equip young people, parents and<br />

caregivers with practical tools focussed on action<br />

and advice.<br />

Dr Hannah Jarman, Researcher in Body Image<br />

and Social Media and Dove’s campaign expert,<br />

shares, ‘Social media has become a normal part of<br />

life for many people, but this is especially true for<br />

young girls. While social media can be beneficial<br />

for some, the research suggests that it can also be<br />

quite harmful.<br />

‘Social media is often filled with ‘beautiful’ people<br />

living their ‘perfect’ lives and research tells us that<br />

the more we see this type of content, the more<br />

likely we are to compare ourselves. Unsurprisingly,<br />

these comparisons cause girls to feel worse<br />

about themselves in a range of areas, from their<br />

appearance to their social life. Given the majority<br />

of young people use social media, it’s essential that<br />

something is done to start to address this issue.’<br />

TV personality and mum, Melissa Doyle, has<br />

partnered with Dove as campaign ambassador<br />

to share the importance of helping young girls to<br />

detoxify their social media feeds and encourage<br />

other parents to do the same with their children,<br />

spreading awareness around the dangerous steps<br />

young girls are taking in order to achieve the<br />

‘perfect look’.<br />

‘Partnering with Dove on their #DetoxYourFeed<br />

campaign was a no-brainer for me. These days<br />

everyone is worried about how they look on<br />

social media and it’s affecting those who are most<br />

vulnerable and susceptible to toxic information:<br />

our daughters. It’s important for parents and<br />

caregivers to educate themselves on how to have<br />

the conversation with their children, utilising the<br />

tools available to them to make a positive and<br />

healthy impact.’<br />

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As 66% of young Aussie girls feel parents,<br />

carers and family members should be<br />

responsible for making them feel confident to<br />

use social media, Dove has collaborated with<br />

self-esteem expert Dr Phillippa Diedrichs to<br />

develop a four-step guide on how to talk to<br />

kids about toxic beauty advice.<br />

1. Prep<br />

Young girls would love for their parents to<br />

talk to them about how to manage idealised<br />

beauty content. Spend some time on popular<br />

social platforms and familiarise yourself with<br />

built-in safety functions and have a discussion<br />

with your kids.<br />

2. Chat<br />

Discuss those pieces of idealised beauty<br />

content by finding examples for your kids like<br />

searching for hashtags on TikTok or Instagram<br />

and ask what they think about the impact the<br />

content could have on young people’s ideas<br />

of beauty and self-esteem.<br />

3. Detox<br />

Spend 10 minutes together scrolling through<br />

their social media feed, showing them how<br />

to hide, unfollow or click ‘not interested’ on<br />

accounts that make them feel bad.<br />

4. Repeat<br />

To encourage new habits, speak to other<br />

parents, mentors and guardians to discuss<br />

ways to help and encourage weekly social<br />

media feed tune-ups.






CONTENT.<br />



The report highlights the need for parents, educators and<br />

social media platforms to take action to promote positive<br />

body image and self-esteem among young people.<br />

Even though toxic beauty advice on social media is<br />

influencing young Australian girls, there is still the desire<br />

for information about how to help deal with idealised<br />

beauty content. Dove’s report found that 60% of young<br />

girls in Australia wished they had information about how to<br />

avoid or deal with idealised beauty content.<br />

Christine Weatherby, Dove Marketing Manager Australia,<br />

says, ‘It is our mission to empower young people to define<br />

their own beauty standards and not feel pressure to look<br />

like someone they see on social media. Sadly, our research<br />

uncovered that 1 in 2 Aussie girls follow influencers<br />

that make them feel less confident about themselves,<br />

showcasing the impact of toxic beauty advice on selfesteem.<br />

We want to arm parents, carers and educators<br />

with the tools they need to encourage young people to<br />

develop and maintain a healthy body image during the<br />

transition to adulthood.’<br />

Dove has a long-standing commitment to creating a<br />

world where beauty is a source of confidence, and not<br />

anxiety. The #DetoxYourFeed campaign is part of the<br />

ongoing work of The Dove Self-Esteem Project, the<br />

world’s largest provider of body confidence education<br />

globally, reaching more than 82 million young people<br />

across 150 countries through initiatives.<br />

The launch of the Confidence Kit has been part of<br />

Dove’s Self-Esteem Project, which aims to help 250<br />

million kids worldwide with self-esteem education by<br />

2030. In Australia, The Dove Self-Esteem Project has<br />

reached 2 million Aussie kids since 2006 and aims to<br />

reach 2.2 million by the end of 2023. CBM<br />

The Dove Self-Esteem Project, in partnership with The<br />

Butterfly Foundation, offers free tools and resources to<br />

help young people navigate social media and boost their<br />

self-esteem, including the downloadable Confidence Kit.<br />

For more information, tools and tidbits, visit https://www.<br />

dove.com/au/dove-self-esteem-project.html.<br />

1. About the research: Research commissioned by Dove ANZ and<br />

conducted by Toluna Australia in November 2022 who surveyed<br />

All Mothers (n=423) [Austrlians:255; Kiwis:168], All Girls (n=423)<br />

[Australians:255; Kiwis: 168]); Australians & Kiwis kids aged (10-17).<br />

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1. Jil Sander large chunky-hoop earrings, $1,297, 2. Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wand in Pink Pop, $60,<br />

3. Fenty Beauty Brow MVP Sculpting Brow Wax Pencil & Styler, $36, 4. Kate Spade Belah round-frame sunglasses, $293,<br />

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JLO Jennifer Lopez x REVOLVE Star Sandal, $263.13, 6. Casadei logo-engraved hardware leather mocassins, $780, 7. Trinny<br />

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$1,160, 11. Mavala Mini Colour Tandem Collection nailpolish in Perth, Strasbourg, Malmö, Portland, Sevilla and Antwerpen, $8.50<br />

each, 12. IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream SPF50, $71, 13. Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Tinted Lip Oil in Joy, $35<br />

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BEAUTY<br />

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Collector Eau de Toilette 100ml, $158, 6. Revlon So Fierce! Big Bad Lash Mascara, $23.95, 7. Ralph Lauren Polo Red Parfum<br />

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Brightening Body Lotion, $16, 10. Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation, $56, 11. Clinique Even<br />

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Again Makeup Remover Pen, $12, 15. Mellow Gel Eyeliner, $24.50, 16. Jelly Ko Bubble Tea Steam Cream, $48<br />

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Cream Cleanse 120ml, $72, 11. Fenty Skin Melt Awf Jelly Oil Makeup-Melting Cleanser, $49, 12. Dr Naomi Skin Led It Glow<br />

Light Therapy Face Mask Anti-Ageing Light Therapy Mask, $595, 13. Skin Club Vitamin C Morning Serum, $101, 14. OPTY.NC<br />

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1. ghd Duet Style, $595, 2. Antler Stamford Mini Cross Body luggage, $99, 3. Maria Nila Quick Dry Heat Spray 150ml,<br />

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6. Yovanka Loria Cushion Paddle Brush, $49.50 & Detangler Brush, $24.95, 7. R+Co Dart Pomade Stick 14g, $29, 8. Maria<br />

Nila Wax Clay 100ml, $44, 9. Maria Nila Volume Spray 400ml, $48, 10. White Sands Curl Up in Silk Firm Hold Mousse<br />

200g, $35.99, 11. R+Co Bleu Ingenious Thickening Shampoo 251ml & Conditioner 201ml, $80 ea, 12. Santa Maria Novella<br />

Lavanda Shampoo 250ml, $79, 13. Pure Elements Lavender Softening Mask 250ml, $33.50, 14. Recreation Beauty Glow<br />

Queen Glow Body & Hair Oil Glow 150ml, $72<br />

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