Candela teams up with Sophie

Candela has appointed social media influencer Sophie Cachia as the new brand ambassador for its Gentle Series. Sophie Cachia is a Melbourne-based blogger, mum and business owner with over 247,000 Instagram followers and 144,000 Facebook followers. Based in Melbourne, she is “best known for her no holds barred approach, sharing honest stories about her life […]

Shiseido teams up with Tory Burch

Shiseido has joined forces with US designer Tory Burch to develop, market and distribute Tory Burch beauty products around the world. The licensing agreement, which takes effect from January 1, will be managed by Shiseido Group’s Americas region headquarters in New York. Established in 2004 by Tory Burch, the eponymously-named lifestyle brand currently sells clothing, […]

Ultraceuticals takes on Europe

Ultraceuticals has secured a distribution agreement with one of Ireland’s leading skincare distributors, Renaissance Products, in a move that will see it enter the European market for the first time. Announcing the signing of the distribution deal, Ultraceuticals CEO Karen Wilkin-Donachie said the company’s products would land in Ireland this month. “We are proud to […]

Oz brow artist takes on world

Australian brow artist Suzie McIntosh has just returned from Los Angeles where she co-hosted a master class for over 50 brow artists. Suzie, who owns Suzie McIntosh Brows salons in Melbourne and Sydney, said the masterclass attracted brow artists “from all over the world including Sweden, the UK, Europe and even Australia”. After successfully running […]

Sephora opens in New Zealand

Four and a half years after opening its first retail store in Australia, Sephora (which has 1900 stores worldwide) has opened its first store in New Zealand. Owned by LVMH, the mega beauty retailer opened the 450 square metre store at 152 Queen St in the heart of Auckland on July 20. Although the store […]

ACCS warns that accidental blindness from fillers is on the rise

The Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS), the nation’s peak professional body for cosmetic medicine and surgery, has warned consumers that “walk-in-walk-out cosmetic procedures” carry risks such as permanent blindness. ACCS president Dr Irene Kushelew said nearly 200 cases of accidental blindness have now been reported globally from botched filler procedures – this is almost […]

Colgate takes another bite into skincare market

Colgate-Palmolive, internationally known for its mass market toothpastes and soaps, has taken its third bite into the skincare market with its decision to buy Laboratoires Filorga Cosmétiques for US$1.69 million. Founded in France in 1978, Filorga is a premium anti-ageing skin care brand now sold in over 60 countries with its largest markets being France, […]

The long and short of lashes

As part of its campaign to educate beauty professionals and consumers about lash and eye health, Nouveau Lashes discusses lashes and lash treatments with Trisha Buller, a highly regarded trichologist with over 40 years’ experience. Can you tell us about the eyelash growth cycle and the difference between eyelash growth and scalp hair growth? “Each […]

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 […]

10 reasons to visit Beauty Expo

With just six weeks to go until Australia’s biggest beauty expo opens its doors for two action-packed days in Sydney,  Beauty Expo Australia organisers have shared their top 10 reasons “why you won’t want to miss” this year’s event. There’s sweet savings for early birds Everybody loves a discount, and Beauty Expo’s early bird savings […]

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 […]

Lady Lashees head north

Five lash stylists from Sydney’s Lady Lash salon have qualified for the finals of The Sunshine Pro-Series Lash competition at this month’s Brisbane Hair and Beauty Expo. “Chosen from hundreds of entries”, Jasmine Lim, Faye Jiang, Katy Chen, Rachel Lee and Mei-Ling Lai,  will compete in various styles and divisions at the competition which attracts entrants […]

Skincare device market set to almost double

The global skincare devices market, which was worth US$9.1 billion last year, is expected to grow 12 percent per annum for the next five years to reach a massive US$17.8 billion by 2024. Launching its ‘Global Skincare Devices Market – Analysis and Forecast’ report, VynZ Research said the market is driven by factors such as […]

Top 12 trends at Cosmoprof

Following the record-breaking success of this year’s Cosmoprof Bologna earlier this year, BeautyStreams, the global beauty  trend forecasting agency, has released its 2019  COSMOTRENDS report. The report showcases the 12 key trends spotted among the 3033 exhibitors from over 70 countries at the five-day event: The Cinderella Effect “Beauty products that have ‘The Cinderella Effect’ […]

Beauty products send 64,000 kids to ER

A child is poisoned or burned by beauty products approximately every two hours in the US. According to new research by the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Center for Injury Research and Policy, 64,686 children younger than five were treated in US emergency departments for injuries related to personal care products from 2002 to 2016 – about […]

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 […]

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 […]

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