Bio Beauty steps into footcare

Bio Beauty Concepts will be launching Footlogix, “the world’s first and only pediceutical foot care line”, at Beauty Expo Australia this weekend. Bio Beauty managing director Talya Bergman said the company, which has distributed Bio Sculpture nail products around the country for over 20 years, took on the footcare brand as it “empowers salon owners […]

Do your clients really want ‘green’ products?

Beauty consumers say they care about the ‘sustainability’ of the beauty products they buy but only 51 percent “purposefully purchase recyclable/reusable beauty and personal care products”, according to new research. The Benchmarking Group research company recently surveyed 7300 beauty consumers in the US “to gauge what steps they’re currently taking and what steps they’d be […]

Spascriptions Beauty Launch

Professional Beauty joined Chemcorp International for a night of bubbles and beauty at the exclusive launch of the new skin care range Spascriptions at the Marie France Group in Walsh Bay, earlier this week. Guests were introduced to the range which sees nature and science combine to offer targeted skincare solutions. The pampering collection  features […]

The Future of Ageing

New technologies are driving change for further advancements within the aesthetic and well-being industry. Margaret Koumbarakos, founder of BeautyMedix. A luxury medispa based in Brighton, Victoria offering only the latest, safest and proven technologies reveals how to keep ahead of the tech game. We all want to look and feel our best at any age without […]

ACCS warns that accidental blindness from fillers is on the rise

The Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS), the nation’s peak professional body for cosmetic medicine and surgery, has warned consumers that “walk-in-walk-out cosmetic procedures” carry risks such as permanent blindness. ACCS president Dr Irene Kushelew said nearly 200 cases of accidental blindness have now been reported globally from botched filler procedures – this is almost […]

Colgate takes another bite into skincare market

Colgate-Palmolive, internationally known for its mass market toothpastes and soaps, has taken its third bite into the skincare market with its decision to buy Laboratoires Filorga Cosmétiques for US$1.69 million. Founded in France in 1978, Filorga is a premium anti-ageing skin care brand now sold in over 60 countries with its largest markets being France, […]

Switching to Clean Beauty

INIKA Global Brand Manager Celia Trevisani reveals her clean beauty inspiration. Tell us how your career began with INIKA? “After 16 years in the beauty industry, I began to look for new ways to bring meaning to my career. When the opportunity at INIKA Organic came up I felt like it was a sign! Working […]

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 […]

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