Phone apps mislead eczema sufferers

More than a third of phone apps currently available to help eczema sufferers manage their skin do not comply with international treatment guidelines, according to a new study. Led by Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, the study also found that none of the apps fulfil “the complete set of criteria for educational information, tracking functions or […]

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 […]

The Good Oils

Plant oils are recognised for their glowing health benefits. Rosie Hopgood from Jax Wax Australia gives us the lowdown on the most wanted oils. Plant oil is oil that is extracted from various types of fruits, seeds, grains, and nuts. These oils are a wonderful way to keep your face and body looking healthy and […]

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 […]

Derma Aesthetics exceeds expectations

Derma Aesthetics, the distributor of dermaviduals skincare in Australia and New Zealand, has two big reasons to celebrate this month – co-managing director Simone Vescio has been appointed to the International Academy of Corneotherapy’s board of education and the company has launched a ‘game changing’ micro-needling device. Simone said it was a great honour to […]

Mesoestetic targets Oz pigmentation

The mesoestetic Pharma Group recently held its third depigmentation course – and officially certified its 51st ‘Specialised Depigmentation Centre’ – in Australia. Conducted by mesoestetic international trainer Sabine Wallez, the course aimed to give clinics “a cutting edge advantage” in treating pigmentation which is “the third most common skin problem (after wrinkles and sagging)”. Acccording […]

Unilever buys into J-beauty

Unilever, the owner of over 400 brands including Murad and Dermalogica, has signed an agreement to buy prestige skincare brand Tatcha in a deal reportedly worth US$500 million. Founded in 2009 by Victoria Tsai in San Francisco, Tatcha is “a modern skincare brand rooted in classical Kyoto rituals” with an innovation centre in Japan. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ultraderm’s perfect skincare solution for salons

Ten years ago Pauline Valle discovered a niche in the market for a professional range that delivered both on results and price. She reveals her success story. In 2009, Pauline Valle proudly introduced her new Cosmeceutical skincare range Ultraderm to the Australian market. She could clearly see the need for a range of professional and […]

The Organic journey

Founders of Organic Nation George and Vanesssa Jilly reveal what they learnt on their 25-year skincare journey that includes the launch of some of Australia’s most well-known brands. By Anita Quade. Tell us why you launched Organic Nation? Vanessa: “Organic Nation came about as a result of what we saw as a need in the […]

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