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 […]

Australian native hero ingredients

QUESTION: With one of the most botanically diverse but also harshest environments in the world, Australian beauty products are created and formulated with our lifestyle in mind, and tailored to our specific needs. Identify one hero ingredient from an Australian beauty product and explain its merits. This was one of six questions thrown to our […]

Alpha H launches Hyaluronic 8

Beauty media and influencers headed to Mosman for Alpha-H’s latest launch. The skincare company unveiled its Alpha-H Hyaluronic 8 over a stunning breakfast at the Public Dining Room, overlooking the water at Mosman Beach. As guests dined on buttermilk pancakes, smashed avocado and smoked salmon, founder Michelle Doherty spoke about the latest offering, saying the […]

Brisbane Expo ready to smash records

More than 7500 industry professionals are expected to attend the 5th annual Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo (BHBE) next month. To be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on July 28-29, the event is, according to organisers, shaping up to be the biggest beauty event ever staged in Queensland – and “one of the […]

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 […]

Putting on the Ruby Ritz

CND has joined forces with Swarovski Crystals to add extra sparkle to its 40th anniversary celebrations. The nail company has chosen Swarovski as its exclusive nail embellishment for all its ‘ruby’ anniversary events including Premiere Orlando beauty trade show in Florida and the CND ‘Tiny Canvases – The Art of Nails’ exhibit at the Oceanside […]

Gum leaves fight skin damage

Eucalyptus extract could be a key ingredient in the fight against environmental skin stressors such as pollution and blue light, according to new research by The Estée Lauder Companies. Presenting its latest skin defense and anti-aging research findings at the 2019 Society for Investigative Dermatology Meeting in Chicago, the cosmetics giant revealed that “skin cells […]

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 […]

Pure Fiji Day Spa

Known for their natural beauty, Pacific Islanders discovered early on the power of exotic drift nuts and flowering plants. Co-founder Gaëtane Austin shares what salon life is like in Suva City, Fiji, at the Pure Fiji Day Spa. Tell us about the Pure Fiji Day Spa? “The Pure Fiji Day Spa opened in 2004 and […]

Celebrity impact on Oz beauty

In recent times Australian celebrities have launched beauty brands on an international stage. Examples include Miranda Kerr with KORA, Jess Hart with Luma, Zoe Foster Blake with Go-To, and so on. Is this trend helping the Australian beauty market by raising awareness world wide? Or is it a hindrance by taking away consumer spend from […]

Waxing treatment aftercare

When it comes to waxing, one of the key responsibilities of a therapist is to ensure a safe, comfortable and effective treatment for the client. This can be achieved by following this simple but essential checklist. Prepare the skin The first essential step before beginning any waxing treatment is to correctly prepare the skin. Cleansing […]

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 […]

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