Dove abandons plastic

Dove, one of the largest cosmetic brands in the world, will no longer be wrapping its iconic ‘beauty bar’ in plastic. The brand has announced plans to reduce its use of virgin plastic by more than 20,500 tonnes per year – “enough to circle the Earth 2.7 times”. Announcing the plans, Dove Global Skin Cleansing vice […]

Candela opens new centre

Candela has officially opened its new state-of-the-art education and training facility in Melbourne. Based in Richmond, the  facility will offer beginner, intermediate and advanced training for Candela’s new and existing customers across all its devices as well as Laser Safety Officer (LSO) training. According to Candela Australia marketing manager Michael Reid, the facility is large enough […]

Personalised skin microbiome treatments on the way

Personalised skin microbiome treatments have moved one step closer to reality with the launch of an ‘instant microbiome analysis and profiling system’. Developed by Givaudan Active Beauty, the i-MAPS system will allow skincare manufacturers to “expand their product offering to include skincare products tailored to the unique microbiome of their consumers”. According to the Switzerland-based […]

Biossance launches Academy

Biossance has launched an online academy to educate consumers about ‘clean beauty’. According to the brand, which landed in Sephora Australia last month, the Clean Beauty Academy will educate consumers with “an interactive curriculum of fun and engaging video content, experiential events and a passionate community of industry experts”. Led by Biossance brand ambassador Jonathan […]

Shiseido buys Drunk Elephant

Shiseido has acquired “one of the fastest-growing prestige skincare brands in history” – Drunk Elephant – for US$845 million. Announcing the deal, Shiseido president and CEO Masahiko Uotani said the acquisition would strengthen its leadership in the global prestige skincare market. Drunk Elephant was founded in 2013 by Tiffany Masterson, a then stay-at-home Houston mum […]

Fire & Ice Facial arrives in Oz

Ten years after its launch in the US, the Fire & Ice Facial, the ‘red carpet’ treatment beloved by Hollywood celebrities like Halle Berry and Gwyneth Paltrow, has finally arrived in Australia. High Tech Medical has taken on the distributorship of the treatment and Sydney’s Amirova Cosmetic Clinic is the first to offer it to […]

Frostbland turns 70

Frostbland celebrated its 70th birthday with an exclusive cocktail party in the Richard Wherrett Studio at Sydney’s Roslyn Packer Theatre. Ballroom dancers provided some action-packed entertainment while guests nibbled on canapes and sipped cocktails. Executive chairman Uri Ferster gave a speech at the event, explaining the history of the company and how it came to […]

Pink truck pitstop

To celebrate the launch of Innisfree Jeju Cherry Blossom Jelly Cream, the Korean skincare brand held a series of pop up events in Melbourne and Sydney. A pink truck visited The Rocks, Westfield Chatswood, Federation Square and Highpoint Shopping Centre for an interactive event for the senses. Media were allowed to peruse the sectioned off […]

Murad reveals all

The prestige brand has revealed all the ingredients in its products

Going Green

As the benefits of hemp derived CBD in skincare forges ahead Anita Quade chats to Dr Adele Hosseini from ASX-listed medicinal cannabis company Bod Australia about the latest research findings. The medicinal benefits of cannabis have long been heralded around the globe – but more and more companies are looking to release CBD products to guard […]


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