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 […]

Putting on the Ruby Ritz

CND has joined forces with Swarovski Crystals to add extra sparkle to its 40th anniversary celebrations. The nail company has chosen Swarovski as its exclusive nail embellishment for all its ‘ruby’ anniversary events including Premiere Orlando beauty trade show in Florida and the CND ‘Tiny Canvases – The Art of Nails’ exhibit at the Oceanside […]

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 […]

Tribella delivers ‘unparalleled’ results

Just one year after launching into Australia, Venus Concept’s TriBella treatment is delivering “unparalleled results” to salon clients across the country. Venus Concept Australia national sales manager Gidon Silverman said demand for the treatment is growing “amazingly well” due to its “ability to provide the benefits of three treatments/technologies in one”. “Tribella delivers unparalled results […]

Countdown to Medtech

 The sixth annual Medtech Symposium will be held in Sydney on June 2 -3. Organised by Medi Spa Solutions, the “aesthetic technology and business symposium” promises “to empower business owners in the aesthetic market”. Symposium host Mariza Nuttall  said the event will “feature the latest treatment protocols, cutting edge technology, demonstrations, and nano science research […]

Artisan set to shake up Sydney

Artisan Aesthetic Clinics has launched two clinics in Sydney with “the intention of setting the industry standard for client experience and results, safety and best practice”. Speaking after the opening of the clinics in Balmain and Mosman, Maxine Horne, CEO of Vita Group which operates Artisan Aesthetic Clinics, said Artisan is planning to provide Sydneysiders […]


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