Skin cancer signs all salon staff should know

While salon therapists are not doctors, they are often the first line of defence when it comes to skin health. That is, Australians tend to be more likely to be bare-skinned in a beauty salon than they are to go for a skin-cancer check at a specialist’s office. With that in mind, it’s imperative for […]

26′ Deep Ocean Alchemy fills the void in male grooming

It can be tricky when it comes to offering suitable products to male clients. Male skin is thicker, and deals with more trauma through shaving than a woman’s facial skin does. With that in mind, it’s beneficial to have male-specific products on hand.  26’ Deep Ocean Alchemy comes through with the goods. The products are […]

Botox: not just for wrinkles

Botox is a go-to for those stubborn frown lines and deep crows feet, sure. But doctors are using the injectable to treat a whole host of complaints from clients. Chronic migraines Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Doctor William Binder observed that when he gave patients Botox for wrinkles, they reported fewer headaches. After long-running tests on […]

Daniel Isaacs: The winning formula

There is a delicate science to getting skincare to perform. The Director of Research of Medik8, Daniel Isaacs jetted into Australia recently and revealed to Anita Quade how his chemistry degree led him to research breakthroughs in beauty.   You completed a chemistry degree at Leeds University and then went into researching skin biochemistry and […]

The simple truth about skincare

Ensuring that the cosmeceutical skincare range that you stock and prescribe is as effective as possible, is essential in providing optimum skincare outcomes and results for your clients. Formulating Chemist and Managing Director of asap skin products Carley Stewart explains. Understanding active skincare formulations and making the right choice can be as easy as A, B, […]

Genuine friends more powerful than social influencers

Choosing a salon or clinic is a highly personal decision. It’s a commitment to be vulnerable and to invest heavily in the services of the technicians employed there. And once a consumer makes that decision, it is usually enduring. A recent UK survey revealed that over half of the individuals taking part (53%) were anxious […]

Dermatology via wifi

The days of waiting for an available appointment at a skin clinic may soon be a thing of the past. That’s certainly the case for followers of US-based skincare startup Apostrophe, which announced on Friday that is closed a US$6 million (AUD8.8 million) seed round, led by venture capital firm SignalFire. Since launch in 2014, […]

MyBeautyBrand set to disrupt the industry

The age of the influencer is over. At least, that’s what Robin Derrick, creator and founder of MyBeautyBrand says. “The world dearly loves a cage and being told what to do,” he explains. “Self-expression and freedom through communication and social media has quickly become top-down, whether that’s brands or influencers paid by brands. It’s lost […]

Dermal filler…in a bottle?

Imagine harnessing dermal filler technology in a topical application that can be used day and night to produce visible results.  TEOXANE Laboratories developed TEOXANE Cosmeceuticals to capture the essence of dermal filler technology in a bottle. This potent hyaluronic acid-based product range uses TEOXANE’s patented RHA resilient hyaluronic acid dermal filler technology to provide a […]

SkinCeuticals’ CUSTOM D.O.S.E on TIME magazine’s ‘Best Inventions’ list

SkinCeuticals’ CUSTOM D.O.S.E – a personalised skincare technology – has been named on Time’s annual list of the 100 Best Inventions. The serum, which features 12 unique ingredients proven to address the look of skin discolouration and visible signs of ageing, is offered once a skincare professional performs a diagnostic to determine which formula is […]

Researchers create melanoma vaccine

Researchers have developed a nano-vaccine to prevent melanoma, the most aggressive type of skin cancer. Published in Nature Nanotechnology, The Tel Aviv University study successfully prevented the development of melanoma, and successfully treated melanoma metastases, in mice. Lead scientist Prof. Ronit Satchi-Fainaro, head of the Laboratory for Cancer Research and Nanomedicine at TAU, said the study has shown for the […]

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 […]

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