Salon wins Dermalux Tri-Wave

The owner of a Townsville salon destroyed by fire last year has won a Dermalux Tri-Wave system. Anna Preston, the sole owner/operator of Anna’s Skin & Beauty, was devastated when her salon was destroyed by fire just 14 months after its launch, but she didn’t stay down for long – she re-opened at a new […]

Dr Des lands in Oz

Dr Des Fernandes, the founder and scientific director of Environ Skin Care, visited Australia last month to spread the word about the power of Vitamin A. Renowned as the creator of the first skincare range to include vitamin A “in high enough doses to counteract the harmful effects of the environment”, Dr Des was the […]

Estée Lauder joins fight against animal testing

The Estée Lauder Companies has become the latest beauty company to join the #BeCrueltyFree campaign – the world’s largest ever initiative to ban cosmetics animal testing. The company, which owns over 25 beauty brands including Estée Lauder, Clinique, Prescriptives, MAC, La Mer and Bobbi Brown, “one of the first cosmetics companies to eliminate animal testing as a […]

Olay trials refillable pods

Olay, the 67-year-old American skincare brand, will launch a major refillable packaging trial in the UK and US later this year. During the three month trial from October to December, the P&G brand will sell its Olay Regenerist Whip moisturiser with a refill pod that can be placed in the jar when its emptied. The […]

Natural cosmetics market set to reach US$36 billion

The natural cosmetics market is set to grow almost 5 percent this year to reach US$36 billion, according to Future Market Insights. The research company’s latest report, the Global Natural Cosmetics Market 2019-2027, found that the three key factors fuelling demand for natural cosmetics, which surpassed two billion units last year, were:          Growing consumer concerns […]

La Mer creates a ripple of good

In the lead-up to World Oceans Day this Saturday (June 8), La Mer is continuing its “La Mer Blue Heart mission to create a ripple of good to help protect ocean habitats”. Until the end of this month, the luxury skincare brand is donating US$25 (up to US$650,000) to the La Mer Blue Heart Oceans […]

10 steps to sustainable beauty

Over 140 senior beauty executives attended the 10th annual Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in New York last month to discuss the major sustainability issues affecting the industry. According to summit organiser, Ecovia Intelligence, the 10 key discussion outcomes were: Packaging Innovations. “With growing consumer awareness of plastic pollution, the beauty industry is facing pressure to reduce its […]

Natural beauties on show

Thousands of the latest “natural, organic and healthy products” will be on display at the fifth annual Naturally Good Expo in Sydney. The expo, which will be held at the International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour this Sunday and Monday (June 2 and 3), will showcase products from over 360 exhibitors in the beauty, personal […]

PBS takes on Organic Nation

Professional Beauty Solutions has taken on the salon distribution of Organic Nation in Australia. Launched two years ago, the Australian-made skincare range “fuses science and organic ingredients” to create “real change”. The range was created by Vanessa and George Jilly who helped launch Jurlique into salons in 1989 and then launched Aveda into Australia in […]

Shiseido opens giant forest in airport

Shiseido has opened a giant forest garden featuring more than 900 trees and palms and around 60,000 shrubs – in Singapore’s Changi Airport. Located inside the airport’s new Jewel dome, the Shiseido Forest Valley garden spans around 22,000 square metres over four storeys, and is expected to be a major attraction at the new “multi-dimensional […]

Tribella delivers ‘unparalleled’ results

Just one year after launching into Australia, Venus Concept’s TriBella treatment is delivering “unparalleled results” to salon clients across the country. Venus Concept Australia national sales manager Gidon Silverman said demand for the treatment is growing “amazingly well” due to its “ability to provide the benefits of three treatments/technologies in one”. “Tribella delivers unparalled results […]

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