The people, places and events that Professional Beauty is currently crushing on.
SKINSTITUT CELEBRATES 15 YEARS
Since launching in 2008, Australian professional skincare brand Skinstitut has come a long way. Now available in six countries and represented in over 600 clinics and independent stockists, Skinstitut has shifted from a sole B2B model to hosting e-commerce platforms at home and overseas. Skinstitut Head of E-Commerce & Digital, Zoe Devine told PB: “Over the years we’ve stayed true to our core values of delivering transformational results using clinic quality skincare while always remaining accessible. A key highlight is the addition of our dermatologist-endorsed ‘Expert’ range.” Looking ahead, Zoe revealed “innovation is fundamental in our future, under the guidance of our Medical Advisory Council of Doctors and Dermatologists. Watch this space – there are some exciting developments under way.”
FEELESS EFTPOS TERMINALS
Did you know that Beyond PAYMENTS seeks to eradicate merchant eftpos fees entirely? With more and more customers opting to pay by card, Australian businesses are having to foot the bill for their clients’ credit card reward points. Beyond PAYMENTS helps to ease this financial burden for business owners by passing terminal fees back onto the customer in a seamless and fully compliant manner, ensuring a smooth customer interation whilst also saving partnering businesses thousands in card related fees. Savvy and safe!
AN OLFACTORY OFFERING
nee makeup Milano has devised the perfect, universal fragrance to round out your salon retail wall. The brand’s Eau d’Ete EDP combines floral and citrus notes for a full-bodied scent experience suited to a broad clientele. Its top notes range from orange to lemon, cocktailed with jasmine and rose at the heart, and vanilla and musk at the base. Finish the look with a spritz this spring.
INGREDIENT SPOTLIGHT: CELLULOSE POLYMERS
In cosmetics, cellulose polymers are used for a multitude of reasons, from formula stabilisation to texture enhancement. Cindy Luken, founder of Luk Beautifood, opted to formulate with the natural plant fibre “due to its breathability and hydrophilic qualities, particularly when combined with other botanically derived oils and actives.” Electing to develop and work with a proprietary wood-derived cellulose polymer complex found in Luk’s Lash Nourish Mascara provides users with a natural alternative to traditional mascaras. “Unlike synthetic polymers and fibres which can flake, irritate eyes, and trigger allergies, cellulose is gentle, safe for all-day wear, and improves the health and strength of follicles with each application.”
+ FAST FACT: According to data collected by UK spa software company, Trybe, 32% of spa bookings are made outside the conventional hours of 9am-5pm.
In-cosmetics Asia is the leading event in the Asia Pacific for personal care and cosmetic ingredients. The event will be hosted in Bangkok November 7-9 to over 10,000 visitors meeting with global suppliers. Find out more at www.in-cosmetics.com/asia.
Running in November and December respectively, COSMOPROF Asia and COSMOPROF India will see thousands of beauty professionals meet with international brands to discover new products and trends. Head to www.cosmoprof.com for more.
This article originally appeared in the September-October 2023 print issue of Professional Beauty.
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