NARS bans badger hair

After PETA, the world’s largest animal rights organisation shared a video exposé of China’s badger-brush industry with NARS Cosmetics, the Shiseido subsidiary will no longer use badger-hair in its makeup brushes. Commenting on NARS addition to PETA’s list of more than 90 companies which  have banned the use of badger hair in their products (mainly […]

Amy Jean celebrates 15th Birthday

Amy Jean celebrated 15 years as ‘Arch Angel to the stars’ with beauty media and influencers at Sydney’s InterContinental Hotel last week. Amy Jean, whose long list of celebrity clients includes Dannii Minogue, Delta Goodrem and  Holly Valance, invited her guests to enjoy a complementary henna brow tint or keratin lash lift in the hotel’s […]

Shella wins MAGAP of the Year

Shella Martin was named 2019 Makeup Artist of the Year at the second annual Makeup Artist Guild Asia Pacific (MAGAP) awards in Sydney on Sunday night (November 3) Speaking after her win, Shella said she was honoured to win the major award and five category awards. “My journey started as a little girl collecting hundreds […]

All Saints celebrates 20th

All Saints Skin Clinic celebrated its 20th birthday with family, close friends and industry personalities at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Clinic founder Dr Joseph Hkeik said the glamorous guest list was made up of family, close friends and industry personalities who have “helped All Saints Skin Clinic become one of Australia’s leading skin clinics […]

Amperna moves into salons

 Just 18 months after launching Australia’s first ‘customisable probiotic skincare range’, Amperna is moving into the salon market.   According to founder Kiri Yanchenko, the brand (which features probiotics and antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredients) is moving into the market due to repeated requests from salon owners.   “When I launched Amperna I began […]

Acne – it’s only natural?

Despite popular belief, teenage acne isn’t always a pathological condition that needs to be treated as such, according to a new report Published in the Trends in Immunology journal, the report Acne: Transient Arrest in the Homeostatic Host-Microbiota Dialog?” by  researchers at the University of Debrecen in Hungary concludes that teenage age may instead “be a […]

The Show is coming to Sydney

Australia’s “ultimate professional makeup, hair and beauty event” will be launched in Sydney in February. According to organisers Scott Lattimer, and Eliza Campagna, The Show Sydney will “be so much more than a typical trade show” with a line-up of “world-class makeup, hair and beauty experts and brands” to showcase the latest in trends, technology […]

Hyde Park College wins global award

Adelaide’s Hyde Park College of Skin and Body Therapy has won a global award for Social Responsibility for helping refugees and victims of domestic violence. College owner Dianne Miles was presented with the award at the CIBTAC (The Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology) 2019 Awards dinner in London. For the past three years […]

Dove abandons plastic

Dove, one of the largest cosmetic brands in the world, will no longer be wrapping its iconic ‘beauty bar’ in plastic. The brand has announced plans to reduce its use of virgin plastic by more than 20,500 tonnes per year – “enough to circle the Earth 2.7 times”. Announcing the plans, Dove Global Skin Cleansing vice […]

Candela opens new centre

Candela has officially opened its new state-of-the-art education and training facility in Melbourne. Based in Richmond, the  facility will offer beginner, intermediate and advanced training for Candela’s new and existing customers across all its devices as well as Laser Safety Officer (LSO) training. According to Candela Australia marketing manager Michael Reid, the facility is large enough […]

Personalised skin microbiome treatments on the way

Personalised skin microbiome treatments have moved one step closer to reality with the launch of an ‘instant microbiome analysis and profiling system’. Developed by Givaudan Active Beauty, the i-MAPS system will allow skincare manufacturers to “expand their product offering to include skincare products tailored to the unique microbiome of their consumers”. According to the Switzerland-based […]


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