Skincare - Product Reviews
Avéne SPF 50+ Sunscreen Sprays
Backed by 20 years of dermatological expertise for sensitive skin, Eau Thermale Avène is proud to expand its Sun Care range, with the addition of its two sunscreen sprays, designed for easy application. Launching in October 2018, Avène's Sunscreen Spray SPF 50+ (RRP $34.95,200ml) and Sunscreen Spray for Children SPF 50+* ($34.95,200ml) both offer high quality, broad spectrum sun protection, specially designed for sensitive skin.
Both Avène Sunscreen Sprays are water resistant (up to 40 minutes), hypoallergenic, free from parabens and offer the highest level SPF 50+ sun protection, maximum photostability and tolerance for even the most sensitive skin. The Avène Sunscreen Spray for Children is also fragrance free to respect children's sensitive skin.
Avène's patented SunSitive® Protection formula uses an exclusive combination of ingredients, with a minimum number of chemical filters to respect sensitive skin, while still offering broadspectrum protection from UVB and UVA rays. The Sunscreen Sprays also contain Pre-tocopheryl, a photostable Vitamin E precursor and are rich in Avène Thermal Spring Water.
Thanks to the convenient spray feature, the easily applied, non-greasy formula is quickly absorbed for even and invisible protection that moisturises the skin without leaving white marks. Both products can help prevent solar keratosis, sunspots and premature skin ageing and may also assist in preventing some skin cancers.
Simply spray generously over the skin and spread by hand over all exposed areas, 20 minutes prior to sun exposure. Hold the bottle 4-6cm away from the skin to apply. Do not spray directly onto face. Reapply 40 minutes after swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying and at least every two hours.
Additional Sun Protection Measures
Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin ageing. To decrease this risk, regularly use a broad spectrum SPF very high protection sunscreen. Other sun protection measures include: Limit time in the sun, especially from 10am to 2pm, wear long-sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses.
Avène's Sunscreen Spray's is available at leading pharmacies nationwide.
Visit www.avene.com.au for stores.
Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.
dermaviduals bespoke Alga Mask Treatment
Introducing the dermaviduals bespoke Alga Mask Treatment
Taking care of your skin is a year-round priority and keeping it looking flawless can be a challenge, especially in winter. Thanks to dermaviduals' bespoke clinic treatments, skin treatment therapists can tailor facial treatments through the changing seasons. The alga treatment mask provides the perfect level of hydration and regeneration for all skin types, especially in Winter.
Robyn McAlpine, dermaviduals skincare expert and ambassador says, "The Alga Mask Treatment is a fantastic option for winter skin as it contains high levels of alga spirulina maxima which has many benefits for the skin and is super versatile, being suitable for all skin types. The great thing about dermaviduals is that as a therapist can dial up or dial down certain ingredients to ensure my clients are getting the right levels of active ingredients for their skin print."
In addition to the alga spirulina maxima, the dermaviduals Alga Mask Treatment mask also contains a high concentration of chlorophyll, which in itself contains a vast array of skin nutrients, proteins and large concentrations of vitamins and minerals, including B Complex and vital amino acids. Alga is also high in gamma linolenic acid making this mask great for:
- All skin types, especially blemished skin
- Cooling & soothing
- Skin regeneration & healing
- Skin elasticity
- Aiding in the penetration of actives
The dermaviduals Alga Mask Treatment and bespoke facials are available at a range of clinics across Australia with prices starting from $120.
Made with pure, natural ingredients, all dermaviduals products are free from emulsifiers, preservatives, fragrances, mineral oils, silicones, dyes and amines, so you can be sure there are no nasties in your skin care routine. dermaviduals is now available in over 150 clinics across Australia. The range now includes cleansers, serums, face and body moisturisers, and bespoke mineral makeup.
Get Glowing Skin this Spring Racing Season
Get Glowing #NoFilter Skin This Spring Racing Carnival
For skin that's best on field this Spring Racing Carnival, look no further than Sand & Sky. Packed with the goodness of Australian botanicals, the cult skincare brand has two odds-on favourites for achieving a gorgeous. glow in no time at all.
The perfect pre-event pick-me-up, Sand & Sky's cult Porefining Face Mask brightens and detoxifies the skin in just 10 minutes. An overnight internet sensation, the 4-in-1 miracle mask transforms congested, dull, oily or overloaded skin, deeply cleansing and detoxifying with super-absorbent Australian Pink Clay. Meanwhile, antioxidantrich mangosteen and pomegranate brighten and invigorate, as witch hazel refines pores and enhances repair. The world's richest source of Vitamin C, Kakadu Plum pairs up with licorice to tackle pigmentation. Skin is left bright, soft, even and virtually poreless – perfectly prepped for makeup application, and ready for that selfie.
Fun fact: the ORIGINAL Australian Pink Clay Mask, the Porefining Face Mask sold out in Australia and the UK just 12 weeks after launch and had a 2.5k waitlist for its second drop!
The much anticipated second drop from Sand & Sky, the triple-action Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment will shake up the way you exfoliate. First up, Australian Pink Clay gets down to serious detoxing business, removing pollution and impurities from deep within the skin, while eliminating shine and helping regulate oil flow. Next, physical and chemical exfoliants combine to exfoliate and resurface the skin. Bamboo and macadamia seed remove dry, dull skin cells for instant softness, as the powerful AHAs in Australian Finger Lime speed up cell turnover for a fresh glow. Finally, a cocktail of antioxidants invigorate and restore longlost radiance, as witch hazel tightens pores and perks up tired skin. Suitable for sensitive skin, the exfoliating treatment smooths, refines and mattifies the skin for a flawless makeup application. Simply massage the exfoliator into damp skin, leaving on for 5 minutes so the fruit acids can work their magic!
Fun fact: the Flash Perfection Exfoliating Treatment launched in April with a 15,000+ international waitlist!
Spearheading the new wave of A Beauty brands attracting global attention, Sand & Sky launched in April 2017 with THAT internet-breaking Australian Pink Clay mask. Now stocked by a who's who of retailers, including Sephora Paris, ASOS, Beauty Bay and Harvey Nichols, Sand & Sky is, put simply, Australian botanical skincare that works.
We've skipped the crazy claims, complex ingredients list, and 10-step regimes. We know you'd rather be at the beach. Come to think of it, so would we. Instead, we keep it real with effective, easy-and-lovely-touse botanical products that give you holiday skin. No nasties, no worries. Just seriously good skincare for seriously glowing skin.
Review: Love the feel of this tightening and invigorating mask, softened my skin, and cleansed the pores.
Has Your Skin Got the Winter Blues?
With winter officially here we need to take care of our skin more than ever.
Luckily Australian luxury for less skincare brand voeu has your skin covered this season with a range of moisturisers for all skin types, as well as a new Naturals night cream and a Jojoba Oil and Oat Extract Body Moisturiser.
Available exclusively at Woolworths, all these products are available for $10 or less, making them great for your skin and your wallet!
Designed by busy women for busy women and their families – MiLuxy
New luxurious, effective and affordable skincare tools launches in Australia
A new range of incredible skincare devices has just been launched in Australia that offers spa-like results in a fraction of the time and a fraction of the cost. Called MiLuxy, the range was developed by a group of women working for a large global technology business who saw the opportunity and need to create affordable, quality beauty products with features that work to deeply cleanse, nourish and lift skin, minimise wrinkles, boost collagen and much more.
Australia is one of the worldwide launch markets for MiLuxy and local head of the brand Wendy Hammond says, "We're all juggling so many things in our lives these days that it is difficult – or even impossible – to find time to make it to a beauty treatment, and it is not only the time, it's the cost that prevents many of us from making that appointment.
"MiLuxy products have all been developed using latest sonic and ionic technologies to deliver the best possible beauty outcomes for a variety of needs – more radiant, plumper, smoother skin, less blemishes, better tone – and they all take only a few minutes. In fact a full spa-like treatment – cleansing, nourishing and lifting –with our MiLuxy Moisturising Massager takes just nine minutes," she says.
"And if, like me, you have teenagers, they are going to love the MiLuxy Sonic Cleansing Brush which gently exfoliates, getting rid of dry and dead skin and unclogging pores which cause blackheads, whiteheads and many types of pimples and blemishes. It's also perfect for daily cleansing and exfoliation of tired skin, like mine," she adds.
There are four individual products in the launch range starting with the MiLuxy Sonic Cleansing Brush (RRP $179). While the cult of cleansing brushes is not new – there are already a lot of alternatives on the market – but what makes MiLuxy different is the quality of the device and how it works. Firstly, it is totally waterproof so you can use it in the shower for super-efficiency in your morning routine. Effective sonic cleansing requires brushes that oscillate (not rotate) at speeds of above 250 motions per second and the ability to switch from low to medium to high impact depending on the sensitivity of the area you're treating. You don't want to damage skin that is especially sensitive or has broken out. This is also why the brush offers a "Smart Regime" – that automatically adjusts the speed to suit each area of the face – for example, six seconds on high on your forehead, moving to a lower speed for your cheeks and even lower for around the eyes. In just one minute, it gently exfoliates and cleanses, getting rid of dead and dry skin and unclogs pores for the clearer, cleaner and brighter looking skin.
The MiLuxy Eye Massager (RRP $69) is a deceptive looking device. It is small, stylish and simple to use but feels amazing and is highly effective. Battery-operated, it can be used as often as you like to apply eye creams or gels or simply to relax tired eyes. Your eyes will feel smoother and more relaxed as the 10,000 ionic vibrations per minute gently massage, stimulating blood circulating and allowing the creams to really penetrate the eye area. It's so small you can pop it in your bag and use it any time of day.
The MiLuxy Sonic Skin Spatula (RRP $189) is a truly incredible "four-in-one" device that is not only brilliant at removing blackheads and unclogging pores painlessly, it also exfoliates, nourishes and provides gentle massaging of skin. It works by using sonic technology and depending on which mode is used, the vibrations either attract or repel positive or negative ions out of or into your skin.
There is no need for rough exfoliation or abrasive products – in "cleanse" mode simply use water and the positively charged ions draw out the impurities. Amazing!
You can also use this to cleanse and remove make up brilliantly, and then in "nourish" mode it uses negative ions to pump moisturiser into the skin and massages and firms in "lift" mode.
And if you love the feeling of fingertips gently massaging your skin during a facial, try the "pat" mode as 1.68 million tiny vibrations per minute make your skin feel refreshed and alive!
Imagine spa-like results in just nine minutes at virtually the cost of one professional treatment! Sounds incredible, but it's true. The MiLuxy Moisturising Massager (RRP $249) is a one-stop beauty device that delivers a complete skincare regime making your skin feel better after even the very first use. The Moisturising Massager cleanses, nourishes and lifts the skin using ionic technology to draw out impurities or pump in moisture. It also includes a gentle heat boost to help stimulate the production of collagen.
MiLuxy is available direct from www.miluxy.com.au and ships within 24-48 hours of receipt of delivery. You'll also find more information about how the products work and videos on how to get the best results.
In 2016 a group of women working at leading global technology innovation and manufacturing business MiTAC, believed the company had the technical and design know-how to create a superior range of quality skincare products - to cleanse, tone, nourish and lift - at affordable prices. As busy working women, they also wanted to create effective, unfussy beauty products that didn't need a lot of time to use, or require the use of costly creams, but still deliver incredible results that made people feel and look good. Almost like going to a spa! The result is MiLuxy. High quality design that feel good to use and incorporate the latest technology to deliver skin that looks and feels beautiful in no time at all, and doesn't cost the earth.
Ultraceuticals Australia Starter Packs
Ultraceuticals RVR90™ Campaign
Get skin confident in just 90 days
Ultraceuticals RVR90™ - Real Visible Results in 90 days, is a life changing campaign which runs across Australia and each year with a vision to empower people and boost inner-confidence by achieving their best skin yet.
The program is designed to restore people's faith in an industry with often over-hyped claims by experiencing a high-performing, cruelty free, paraben free and scientifically proven range; giving Ultraceuticals 90 days to transform their skin #RVR90.
This year's campaign winners shown below:
17 year old, Hayley (Acne) video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APptpOhuvzM
36 year old, Hayley (Hyperpigmentation) video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIzBwmOK3yA
61 year old, Maxine (Anti-ageing) video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUZlf3Ckaqw
In 2018 from this week, the RVR90 program will once again commence, driving awareness around the effectiveness of Ultraceuticals and helping customers understand the treatment journey and commitment it takes to achieve desired results. A person's skin journey is made up of a combination of homecare and in clinic treatments. 70% of outstanding skincare results are created through a homecare regime, while the remaining percentage is accomplished through in-clinic treatments.
The RVR90™ involves a simple 3-step process:
Step 1: Skin technician identifies clients' core skin concern and selects the treatment serum to treat this concern from four categories: Fine Lines & Wrinkles, Loss of Firmness, Acne & Congestion, Coarse Texture & Dull Skin tone.
Step 2: Skin technician then selects a pack to suit clients' skin type. Each pack contains 3 FULL-SIZE products.
RVR90™ Starter Pack Oily/Normal
- Ultra Balancing Gel Cleanser 200ml
- Ultra Hydrating Lotion 75ml
- Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 50+ 100ml
RVR90™ Starter Pack Dry/Normal
- Ultra Hydrating Milk Cleanser 200ml
- Ultra Moisturiser Cream 75ml
- Ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser SPF 50+ 100ml
Customers who take part in the program are given a promotional offer that involves a free bonus serum with their RVR90™ pack.
Step 3: Skin technician then prescribes a complete treatment and homecare plan to accelerate the client's journey.
Clinics are provided with detailed booklets to document their customers skin journey over the 90 days including before and after pictures that showcases their progress throughout the program.
Instagram: @ultraceuticals #ultraceuticals
How Painful Is Laser Removal Treatment?
One of the main reasons people are put off from having laser treatment to get their tattoos removed is that they believe the process may be painful. While pain is relative, and can vary from person to person, in general laser tattoo removal is much less painful than getting a tattoo. It's important to talk to the clinic though before starting treatment to discuss any concerns you may have about the process.
What Does Laser Treatment Feel Like?
Laser treatment works by shooting a short burst of light energy at your skin, in order to break up the ink particles under the skin so they can be absorbed into the bloodstream and expelled naturally over a period of time. This means that the process is in no way invasive, and, contrary to popular belief, the lasers do not burn the skin at all. Having said that, it's important to find a clinic that will use high end, surgical grade lasers (Q-switched lasers) rather than cheaper ones that can actually damage the skin or even cause long term scarring.
Depending on your type of tattoo, the treatments you undergo may be as little as just a few minutes in length, and the sensation of the laser has often been described as a rubber band snapping at your skin for a brief second, or being hit with hot oil for just a second. Most professional clinics will offer the use of cryogenic cooling machines during the treatment, which blows out cold air at around minus 30 degrees Celsius. This can help to numb the area. They may also offer a topical anaesthetic such as Dr Numb, EMLA or LMX, with lidocaine as the active ingredient in the majority of them.
After the treatment is over, you may find that your skin is a little sore or swollen, and the clinic may suggest that you over the counter medicine to alleviate any discomfort. Ice packs can also help with any ongoing swelling. In the days after your treatment, you may experience itching at the site of the tattoo while your skins starts to heal. You may also find that blisters form as the skin attempts to protect the area. It's very important not to pick or pop these blisters, as it can actually slow the healing process. The blisters will gradually go away over a few days, with the potential for scabs forming afterwards (these will also disappear over a week or so).
If you're sunburnt, it's probably a good idea to postpone having any treatments until your skin goes back to normal. This is because any irritant can disrupt the treatment process and affect the way the skin heals.
Will Some Parts Of My Body Hurt More Than Others?
The other question that people ask is whether tattoos on certain parts of their body will hurt more to remove than other areas. In general, any area where the skin is thinner or closer to the bone will be slightly more painful than other parts – this can include the collarbone, ankles, feet and fingers. Again, if you're concerned about your tattoo, talk to the laser professional.
Get Professional Advice
As with any medical procedure, it's a good idea to talk to a professional about your requirements and any fears you might have before embarking on a course of laser removal treatments. A qualified laser technician will be able to allay any fears you might have, as well as assess your skin and your tattoo for the process. Not everyone's skin will react the same during the process, and having an individual assessment can help to make your tattoo removal successful.
Formula 10.0.6 Overnight Spot Minimizing Patches
Sleeping Beauties Rejoice!
For overnight success, try Formula 10.0.6's treatments that work whilst you sleep. You can literally be Sleeping Beauty with these skincare saviours, waking up to reveal a spot–free, flawless complexion.
The Formula 10.0.6 Overnight Spot Minimizing Patches harness the power of tea tree and grape seed and a blemish treatment bursting with natural goodness from blackcurrant.
RRP: $6.99 (4 pack)
The Formula 10.0.6 P.M. Perfector, Overnight Blemish Treatment is a light dreamy cream that contains the brilliance of blackcurrant and licorice to soothe, condition and nourish the skin. Rejuvenating cranberry helps to reduce the appearance of blemishes and put breakouts to bed! Use nightly for a flawless beauty sleep and wake up with clearer, brighter skin.
RRP: $11.99 (50 mL)
If dry and troublesome skin is getting you down, try Formula 10.0.6 treatments that let you sleep on it!
Skinvitals Cosmeceuticals Cloth Mask Treatments
Skinvitals have introduced a 2-step active cloth mask treatment which includes a concentrated anti-aging peptide booster combined with an active cloth mask treatment for the equivalent beauty benefits of an intensive facial.
The Skinvitals Sheet Masks are practical, create no mess and are extremely easy to use. The sheet masks are easily sealed, on your face, with just water and after only 15 minutes you'll see results including hydration and absoutely no drying of the skin.
Each mask addresses a specific concern such as dryness, dullness, uneven skin tone, congestion and environmental stress – all while warding off the signs of premature ageing.
The range includes:
Firm 2–Step Contouring Cloth Mask Treatment
Fine Lines, wrinkles and loss of elasticity
An age defying dose of active peptides promotes skin elasticity and smooths the appearance of fine lines and fatigue. A power complex of Hyaluronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Collagen and Wild Jujube work to improve skin's texture and tone and leave skin visibly resculpted.
Glow 2–Step Brightening Cloth Mask Treatment
Dullness and uneven skin tone
A derma delivery of antioxidants packs a powerful punch, for a re-energised, luminous complexion. Potent ingredients Niacinamide, Licorice and Safflower Bud assist to minimise dark spots, boost brightness and even out skin tone. Radiance and vitality is yours.
Light 2–Step Whitening Cloth Mask Treatment
Sun damage and pigmentation
A cocktail of unique skin illuminating actives to renew overall clarity and radiance. Alpha-Melight gently yet effectively assists in preventing a host of concerns including photodamage, age spots, dark spots and uneven skin tone for a visibly brighter complexion.
Quench 2–Step Hydrating Cloth Mask Treatment
Dryness, dehydration and dullness
A revitalising skin drink of Hyaluronic Acid, soothing plant extracts and a fermented complex of Soybean, Mistletoe and Japanese Blood Grass to soothe, replenish and rehydrate thirsty skin and lock in moisture. Skin instantly appears plump, supple and dewy.
Control 2–Step Purifying Cloth Mask Treatment
Enlarged pores, blemishes and excess oil
A fast facial for refined, balanced skin. Soaked in a potent blend of active ingredients and plant extracts, the black cloth mask effectively controls sebum, cleanses pores and soothes blemishes. The result is a clear, calm, healthy looking complexion.
Detox 2–Step Anti-Stress Cloth Mask Treatment
Congestion and stress
A powerful defence against the effects of environmental skin stressors such as pollution, fatigue and sun-induced damage. A detoxifying complex of Ginseng, Apple, Peach, Wheat and Barley work synergistically to ease congestion, leaving skin renewed and energised.
Three Key Products To Repair Your Skin Barrier, This Winter
How to Look After your Skin in the Cooler Months
As the cold weather sets in, it can often mean that your skin dries out, breaks out and damages easily.
These are all signs of a skin barrier disorder. The skin barrier can be further damaged from the sun, wind and colder weather, so finding products to repair and reverse the damage is essential for your skin health.
Co-Managing Director of dermaviduals, Reika Roberts says, "Harsh weather can do so much damage to already compromised skin, so here at dermaviduals we look to build and repair the skin barrier. These three products are winter essentials with their regenerative functions to aimed to stengthen, refresh and protect."
Cleansing Milk with DMS
Formulated with DMS this cleansing milk is designed to remove pollution and makeup while nourishing the skin. Free from emulsifiers the cleansing milk has a similar structure to a DMS Base Cream so is gentle and cares for the skin.
Key benefits and ingredients include:
Supports barrier repair and function.
Free of tenside components (ie surfectants such as SLS's).
Suusmoon Lotion N
A corrective spray, formulated with liquid nanoparticles that cares for dehydrated, essential fatty acid deficient and acne prone skin. This lotion has a high natural oil content, aimed to restore and regenerate the skin's natural balance.
Key benefits and ingredients include:
Nature-identical vegetable oils encapsulated in nanoparticles
Supports the prevention of dry and neurodermitic skin
Can be used for the prevention of skin impurities and acne
Essential armoury to protect your skin from the wintery elements
DMS Base Cream High Classic
This base cream is packed with high quality skin caring ingredients that care and repair dehydrated and sensitive skin. This cream penetrates fast, refreshing the skin without leaving an oily residue.
Key benefits and ingredients include:
Protects, calms (anti-redness), smoothes and hydrates the skin.
Phosphatidylcholine, shea butter, ceramides, squalane and natural moisturisers.
Supports barrier repair and function with patented Dermal Membrane Structure (DMS) technology)
Made with pure, natural ingredients, all dermaviduals products are free from emulsifiers, preservatives, fragrances, mineral oils, silicones, dyes and amines, so you can be sure there are no nasties in your skin care routine.
dermaviduals is now available in over 120 clinics across Australia. The range includes cleansers, serums, face and body moisturisers, and bespoke mineral makeup.
HERBS + HEART Elixir and Aloe Whip
Morning Greens two-step Radiance Infused Serum and Moisturiser by HERBS + HEART.
HERBS + HEART is beautifully handcrafted skincare made with premium natural ingredients in Australia. Formulated by skincare artisans, HERBS + HEART aims to simplify, balance and restore skin to its primal state of happiness by blending together the best of Mother Nature in a bottle.
Boasting a chemical-free stance, HERBS + HEART aims to eliminate the harmful toxins in mass market circulation and replace skincare routines with a simplistic multi-purpose range of skincare powered by organic fruit and plant extracts and natural botanicals. HERBS + HEART call this: 'Sophisticated Simplification'.
HERBS + HEART are proudly cruelty-free with a range of vegan-friendly products. Offering fully recyclable glass packaging & locally sourced ingredients from ethical and environmentally conscious suppliers, HERBS + HEART ensures its commitment to planet earth while maintaining an eco-luxe image for consumers to enjoy.
HERBS + HEART Elixir
This divine serum is packed full of enriching antioxidants, skinrepairing vitamins and essential fatty acids; and complimented with a touch of gold mica that manifests in naturally radiant, glowing skin.
The HERBS + HEART Elixir is a real treat for the skin. A light serum designed to rescue dull, stressed skin, the Elixir is the perfect go-to when your skin is in need of an extra pampering. Its light texture glides on smoothly and melts into the skin due to its light, water-based formulation. With light reflecting gold mica particles for radiance and a supple matte finish effect, the Elixir serves as the perfect morning step before adding hydration or makeup to the skin.
Potent with immediate effects, enzymes of the green coffee bean are loaded with antioxidants to fight free radical damage, soothe puffy eyes and reduce the appearance of under-eye dark circles. The exotic addition of Jasmine is the key to hydration in this formula, whilst also helping even out skin tone by healing blemishes, scars and minor pigmentation. Rich essential fatty acids & antioxidant carotenoids from seasonal avocados help to fight free radicals, while high amounts of vitamin C stimulate elastin and collagen to keep skin looking firm and youthful.
RRP: $28.00 10ML
HERBS + HEART Aloe Whip
A potent blend of aloe vera, camellia and oats, this whipped moisturiser is the ultimate in hydration, gliding on smoothly and drying off with a silky touch.
This delicious moisturiser is designed for individuals with preference for creamier consistencies. The aloe provides a solid base of essential vitamins and nutrients, including beta carotene, vitamin C & E that help improve the skin's natural firmness and hydration.
Camellia, also known and 'tea seed', is the well kept beauty secret of the east, with the Japanese swearing by it for their flawless complexions. A potent antioxidant, and rich in essential fatty acids, it has the ability to carry other ingredients to the sub-dermal level and provide deep nourishment.
The inclusion of oats not only gives this moisturiser its delicious scent of muesli with a hint of vanilla, but forms a unique protective film over the skin that aids in fortifying the skin barrier, sealing in moisture, and allowing for the bio-actives of the other ingredients to continually nourish the skin.
RRP: $29.99 100ML
Formula 10.0.6 The Ultimate Guilt-free Indulgence
World Chocolate Day is on Saturday 7th July – we're celebrating with the Formula 10.0.6 Take Back Control Oil Controlling Mud Mask. This mask is the ultimate guilt-free indulgence, allowing you to enjoy the benefits of chocolate without expanding your waistline!
Formula 10.0.6 Take Back Control Oil Controlling Mud Mask
Containing cacao and coconut
This creamy mud mask from Formula 10.0.6 contains hero ingredient cacao mixed with tropical coconut to give you a formula that detoxes skin and decongests pores. For minimum shine and maximum skin health, Formula 10.0.6 uses these superfood ingredients to leave skin feeling toned and refreshed.
Cleans, clears and balances the skin
Detoxes skin and decongests pores
Leaves skin feeling toned and refreshed
RRP $9.99 100ML Available at Priceline, Target and Big W
MiLuxy Sonic Skin Spatula Review
The Battle of the Blackheads is Over!
If you've ever suffered from blackheads and clogged pores, you know how horrible it can be to try and remove them but now help is at hand thanks to the launch of a new beauty device that painlessly (yes, painlessly) removes blackheads using just water! It may sound too good to be true, but it isn't.
The MiLuxy Sonic Skin Spatula works by using super high frequency sonic technology to create positive ions that literally draw out the impurities from your skin in just a few minutes. No need for harsh scrubs or expensive masks, all you need is water. Amazing!
This clever little device offers four fast and effective beauty treatments in one. You can cleanse, removing all make-up residual for a great, smooth exfoliation; as well as nourish which uses negative ions to pump moisture into your skin (if that's what it needs) and then switch to "lift" mode which massages and firms skin.
The range is brand new on the Australian market and was developed by a group of women at a leading global technology business that figured out how to use the technologies to make beauty products better and more affordable. The quality of the MiLuxy Sonic Skin Spatula is tops and it will last for years, giving you cleaner, clearer, smoother and more radiant skin with no ongoing outlay for exfoliating scrubs and masks.
Review: I really don't know how exactly but I can truly say the MiLuxy Sonic Skin Spatula works to remove blackheads and exfoliate the skin with only water and all painlessly!
In the past I've visited beauticians to have painful extractions but after only two weeks of using the MiLuxy Sonic Skin Spatula I've already seen amazing results. Often in-salon extractions left my skin red and iterated, for days, but this tool gently removed the congestion without any irritation, at all, in fact it was nourishing.
I found the most success in removing my blackheads when using the peel mode, especially when I really covered my face in water. The Skin Spatula worked best when my skin was very wet and I held the tool on the correct angle; I found a 45-degree angle, on the peel mode, delivered the best results.
MiLuxy explains that "the positively charged ions draw out the impurities with no need for rough exfoliation or abrasive products" – honestly, that's not exactly how I've been describing it, I went for "it's a miracle device".
I've mostly used the peel setting as my major skin concern is blackheads on my t-zone however I've also enjoyed using the calming pat mode as it feels like a gentle massage and left my skin feeling very refreshed after using the peel mode. Using the MiLuxy Sonic Skin Spatula is as relaxing as a facial... in a lot less time!
I've added the MiLuxy Sonic Skin Spatula to my skin routine, twice-weekly, and I've stopped using the expensive exfoliating products.
- Brooke Hunter
MiLuxy Sonic Skin Spatula
24-hour Hackathon Model which Spawned a $2M Deodorant Empire
Fuelled by curiosity, coding know-how, copious amount of caffeine and 8-hour old pizza, 'hackathons' have traditionally been a pastime for tech geeks seeking to engineer digital solutions through the means of collaborative brainstorms. In the age of entrepreneurial enterprise, however, hackathons are no longer limited to the domain of digital do-gooders; capturing the imagination of companies from a host of different industries, both large and small.
NO PONG, Australia's most affordable and effective natural deodorant start-up, was founded by husband and wife duo, Chris Caley and Melanie McVean, in May 2015, and has grown, on average, 76% per quarter since launch; resulting in a business valued at over $2M (FY 16-17).
This success, which translates to over 150,000 units of deodorant sold globally and over 200 online/offline retailers, is accredited to NO PONG's 24-hour hackathon business plan; whereby a fully functional and publicly launchable business was developed in just a single day.
Aware that 60% of start-ups over capitalise during infancy and cease operation in the first three years of business, the hackathon model allowed Chris and Melanie to develop NO PONG with minimal expenditure; identifying and establishing clear strategies regarding the brand's visual identity, packaging, product manufacturing, marketing, customer profiling & retention, distribution and administration.
Inspiring other 'everyday Australians' to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams, the team behind NO PONG are sharing their hackathon insights and learnings so others can build profitable empires in their respective fields and minimise potential losses.
Foregoing traditional 'green beauty' price tags and positioning the product as the most affordable and effective, NO PONG pioneers social change on a global level, providing customers with a 'no frills' eco-friendly alternative to supermarket deodorants. Made from the finest food grade, natural and organic ingredients, NO PONG deodorant paste provides 12-hour protection against unappealing odours by creating a water-resistant environment smelly armpit bacteria can't survive in. Merging science and nature, NO PONG doesn't block pores or use synthetic anti-microbial chemicals, aluminium, parabens or plastics.
Le Tan Liquid Sun Tanning Drops for Face
Le Tan Liquid Sun Tanning Drops for Face
These made-to-measure tanning drops are specifically designed to enhance your complexion with a natural glow. Formulated for the face, the concentrated tanning solution allows you to stick to your skincare regime when tanning. Simply blend with your favourite moisturiser to create a custom and natural looking tan.
Le Tan's Uber Dark Range
Tanning Just Got Personal With The New Tone Tailored Uber Dark Range From Le Tan
The days of -one colour fits all' Self-Tan are a thing of the past, thanks to Le Tan's new Uber Dark range, allowing you to match your tan to your skin tone for the perfect UV-free dark tan!
Self-Tans can sometimes get a bad rap, with streaky applications, overpowering odours, orange palms and those pesky patchy spots (knees and ankles, we are looking at you!). These factors combined ensure the quest for your perfect dark tan is nothing short of a mine-field, and that's before you consider the search for the ideal colour match. Fortunately, the tanning and sun care experts at Le Tan have taken self-tanning one step further with the creation of their new tonal range, Uber Dark, designed to allow every girl to find their perfect tan.
'Our tanning products have long delivered great results, but we've been aware for some time that not all skin tones are currently catered for in the artificial tanning market. With this in mind, we wanted to explore not only how we could customise tans to suit individuals, but also how we could deliver the option of an even darker tan for our customers" says Elizabeth Kazantzidis, Senior Brand Manager – Suncare.
Enter, Le Tan Uber Dark. With a tone to suit everyone, Uber Dark is the first tan to offer the opportunity to tailor your tan to your skin tone. The salon quality, fragrance-free dark formulation has been created with highly concentrated tanning actives, which deliver the darkest tan possible, while still being specifically suited to the individual skin tone. Offering three different colour bases, and an additional super hydrating tan, Uber Dark serves up a bronze for literally 'everybody".
The Uber Dark Ash Base caters for those with fair skin tones by offering a dark cool-brown tan. The Uber Dark Violet Base is a match for those with an olive complexion with the dark-bronze brown tan, while the dark olive-brown tan making up the Uber Dark Green Base is suitable for all skin tones.
'One of the biggest misconstrues in the beauty industry is that we have been using a -one colour fits all' approach to Self-Tan. We don't do that with our foundation so why would we do so on our body!" says Elizabeth.
Beyond delivering the perfect -Uber Dark' colour, the range is formulated in a luxurious light-weight foam, enriched with moisturising ingredients to deliver a dose of hydration and increasing the lifeline of the already long-lasting tan.
For those who suffer from dry skin, the Uber Dark Marula Oil uses the same universal dark olive-brown tan as the Green Base, but also combines the powers of the super hydrating Marula oil. An extract of the native African Marula fruit, Marula oil is incredibly nourishing and leaves the skin looking and feeling smooth, plump and hydrated. The non-oily, light texture ensures it is fast absorbed to the skin, which still allows for easy application and a beautiful bronzed finish which lasts.
While Uber Dark will get your colour match sorted, the final step is to ensure the perfect application, front and back. The Le Tan 2-in-1 Mitt & Back Applicator is designed for multi-benefit application with the highest quality microfibre to deliver a streak-free, perfect Uber Dark finish.
Le Tan Uber Dark (RRP $24.99) & 2-in-1 Mitt & Back Applicator (RRP $14.99) are currently available online at www.letan.com.au and selected Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Kmart, Big W and Target stores and leading pharmacies around Australia.
Goodness On-the-Go Skincare Kit
Goodness Skincare Essentials
Goodness Natural Beauty Lab is shaking things up with their brand new On-the-Go Skincare Kit perfect for gals who can't live without their Goodness skincare essentials. Ideal for the gym bag, carry-on bag or in a gift bag for your best gal-friend, it's full of Goodness' best-sellers all in one super-handy and super-cute kit.
This new skincare kit has got all your natural smooshing, dripping, squeezing, spritzing and nourishing needs sorted for more than two weeks. It's everything you need if you're planning a trip, need a gift or just want to go ahead and give Goodness a go. With the five mini products offering all that's needed for the ultimate natural and vegan-friendly skincare routine, your skin, your mates or your carry-on will lurve you for it!
With organic certification from seed to bottle, super-silky and easily-absorbed Certified Organic Chia Seed Oil delivers anti-inflammatory support with all the nourishing and hydrating delicious goodness your face needs. And all in only a couple of drops, twice a day!
Make-up doesn't stand a chance against the delicious creaminess of Every Day Cream Cleanser. It ensures you and your skin will always be perfectly prepped for what comes next, whether it's day or night.
Every Morning Moisturiser helps makes those AMs easier. Taking on the hydrating heavy lifting, this moisturiser is like smooshing all the goodness of a fruit smoothie onto your face, yummo.
Be Cool Mist Toner is the gift that keeps on giving! A multi-purpose, alcohol-free toner, rich in antioxidants and free of nasties. With all the goodness of calming and cooling aloe vera juice and coconut water and extracts from chia, cucumber and celery, it's your new go-to for after cleansing, over make-up, when hot, when dry, mid-flight or post yoga sesh. Oh yah!
Don't ruin the perfect evening by waking up feeling not-so-perfect the next day! Keep the goodness going by finishing your day with the no-nonsense, cut-the-fuss natural Every Evening Cream and wake up the next morning with healthy, glowing skin!
Pick up BRAND NEW Goodness On-the-Go Skincare Kit online at www.goodnessproducts.com
YLLO Turmeric Face Scrub
YLLO Turmeric Face Scrub
Known as a powerful anti-inflammatory and vibrant yellow spice, turmeric has quickly become as popular in the supplement aisle as it is in the kitchen. Turns out what's good for the inside of you, is fantastic for your skin- who knew!? YLLO's Turmeric Face Scrub harnesses the power of turmeric into skin care gold … and lets you face the harsh summer sun with glowing skin.
YLLO's Turmeric Face Scrub unveils teddy bear soft skin. It also reduces redness and inflammation and creates an even skin tone. With continued use, YLLO can reduce acne and scarring, will keep wrinkles away, and if you're bothered by facial hair- this scrub can lighten and even stop peach fuzz from growing in the first place.
YLLO isn't just trying to better your skin, it's on a mission to better the world! YLLO is teaming up with a foundation called Girls Not Brides in order to end child marriage. In some South Asian countries where turmeric is used in wedding ceremonies, nearly half of girls are married before they are 18, mostly against their will. YLLO wants to change that by donating to charities working to end the practice and give girls the power to make their own choices.
Here's what else is so great about YLLO:
Healthy ingredients – everything in this amazing scrub can be found in your kitchen: organic turmeric, chick pea flour, coconut oil, cane sugar, sea salt, vitamin E oil, essential lemon oil. That's it!
100% natural – gluten, paraben, toxin free.
YLLO for a cause – 10% of every purchase goes to help end child marriage.
Cruelty-free – YLLO loves animals too that's why it's never tested on them.
It works! – Get your money back if you don't love it. But YLLO knows you will!
YLLO was founded in 2015 by Jaz and Jamil, a couple as dedicated to creating healthy products as it is to helping end child marriage. Jamil grew up in a Bengali family. His own mother entered into an arranged marriage at the age of 16, his grandmother at just 9, forever changing their promising young lives. Jaz struggled with problem skin and the chemical filled products that promised to help, but didn't. With YLLO, Jaz and Jamil found hope for both problems – creating better skin care, creating a better world.
Liquid Skin Care Body Wash
Liquid Skin Care Body Wash
Finally, it's here!
The inimitable Liquid Skin Care (Lqd®) brand has gained a glowing international reputation for its simplicity and effectiveness, and the introduction of BODY WASH follows the company philosophy – scientifically advanced, non-irritant products that are designed to deliver. The latest addition to the Lqd collection is Body Wash, a luxurious pH balanced hand and body wash developed to awaken
and rejuvenate the skin.
'Our customers have been asking for a high quality body wash for a long time", says Lqd co-founder, organic chemist and perfectionist, Anthony McDonough.
'It's been three years in the making as we were determined to develop the best product possible".
Designed specifically for sensitive, reactive skin.
Body-washes usually contain ingredients such as sulphates and parabens that exacerbate conditions such as rosacea, dermatitis and eczema. And don't be fooled by the word organic. 'In fact the most commonly used -organically' certified foaming agent is Cocamidopropyl betaine and this is a known skin irritant," explains McDonough. Perfumes and essential oils are also common irritants, so the task at hand was to create a fragrant, foaming wash, that was also gentle and nourishing.
Made with the most nourishing, soothing ingredients.
'That's when we discovered the benefits of coffee seed oil" says McDonough. COASETM (Coffea Arabica Seed Extract) is gathered from the green coffee bean plant using super-critical CO2 extraction. 'With the added benefit that it smells like a freshly brewed café latte!" COASETM acts as a super antioxidant, stimulates collagen and elastin synthesis, and improves moisture retention. Added to that are lashings of rich, soothing ingredients, such as aloe vera, jojoba, rosehip and avocado oils, to ensure skin is left cleansed, refreshed and glowing.
A new bathroom staple, designed to be used by all.
The fresh coffee scent and chic packaging means Lqd Body Wash is right at home in any bathroom, home or workplace. 'We have designed this product to be used by both men and women," says McDonough. 'Everyone deserves to have a nonirritating body wash alternative."
To create a superior product, it's important to know what to leave out.
Three years of stringent testing in the U.S means that Lqd Body Wash is one of the purest products on the market for sensitive skin.
Benefits come from the elimination of all known irritants:
No Cocamidopropyl betaine
No Animal Testing
The body wash you've been waiting for.
Lqd Body Wash $45
Lqd is carried in David Jones and Sephora (AUS), Bloomingdales (USA) and Harrods (UK). Available online at www.Lqd.com.au. Global shipping available. Lqd products RRP from $35 to $230.
Review: You can tell when a product is a labour of love, it really skins through in the quality of the product. Get this on you now!
HOLA Honey Anti-Wrinkle Range and HOLA Seaweed Moisturising Range
HOLA Honey Anti-Wrinkle Range and HOLA Seaweed Moisturising Range
Searching from the stark and dry Australian outback to the warm salty waters of the Australian coastline, the skincare experts at HOLA were driven by a belief that only the most simplest of natural ingredients will provide the most effective and healthy skincare regime. After years of research and with a passion to provide products of difference, HOLA has now launched in Australia with their groundbreaking HOLA Honey Anti-Wrinkle Range and HOLA Seaweed Moisturising Range.
HOLA utilises Australian grown honey extract and seaweed extract to develop a Moisturising and Anti-Wrinkle Range like no other. With inventions like the Anti-Wrinkle Glazing Masque and Seaweed Moisture Cleansing Gel, HOLA provides a unique array of gorgeous skincare products that are natural, simple and effective.
The HOLA Honey Anti-Wrinkle Range is enriched with Australian grown honey extract to ensure a smooth, lifting and glowing complexion. The groundbreaking range includes a Honey Anti-Wrinkle Cleanser, Day & Night Cream, Eye Cream, Glazing Masque, Lotion, Toner and Essence.
The HOLA Seaweed Moisturising Range is developed using seaweed extract to hydrate, freshen and moisturise skin. The refreshing range includes a Seaweed Moisture Make-Up Remover, Cleansing Gel, Exfoliating Gel, Toner, Eye Gel, Eye Cream, Lotion, Repair Cream, Mask and Essence.
Review: The Hola Honey Anti-Wrinkle Cleanser smells incredible almost as if I could eat it (or add it to my banana smoothie)! I'm very environmentally conscious and really appreciate these natural quality products - especially a thick and thorough cleanser, like this one. The Hola Honey Anti-Wrinkle Cleanser is a super soft cleanser which thankfully wasn't harsh or irritating on my skin.
The HOLA Seaweed Moisturising Eye Cream has a different consistency to typical eye cream I've used in the past; it's almost gel-like but works incredibly well. A combination of being unwell and having the heater on permanently meant I had extremely dry, itchy skin and serious dark bags under my eyes; key word HAD! The HOLA Seaweed Moisturising Eye Cream is unbelievable – it worked SO fast to soften my skin. I actually broke the rules and used the HOLA Seaweed Moisturising Eye Cream on my upper cheeks as they were excessively dry and needed a serious pep-up and of course, the product delivered!
I felt brighter and much, much smoother after using these products for just a couple of days; they've earnt a lasting spot on my skincare regime especially when my skin needs the extra hydration during a Melbourne winter.
The Australians live in harmony with nature and are environmentally conscious. Century old tradition is still being upheld and passed down from generation to generation. Secret recipes and potions with deep tradition become scarcer. Deep-ingrained morals, good enterprise and self-discipline pave the way to guarantee great quality products.
HOLA upholds the philosophy 'The most simple and effective ingredients, brings you the most natural and healthy skin care". Today, HOLA is created with the concept of using time-proven traditional recipe for naturally healthy looking skin.
A high performance moisturising eye cream, enriched with Seaweed Extract, to effectively hydrate, improve skin firmness around the eye and reduce dark circles. It helps to reduce wrinkles and brighten the delicate eye area. Your skin will appear hydrated, smooth and radiant.
Both the Honey Anti-Wrinkle Range and Seaweed Moisturising Range are available nationally via www.glamourflage.com.au or in-store at the new Glamourflage shop located at Melbourne Central in Victoria.