Derma Aesthetics exceeds expectations – again

Less than six months after launching into Australia and New Zealand, Derma Aesthetics’ EXCEED medical micro-needling device has received its second FDA approval. When the game changing’ micro-needling device. was launched in July, the device had been FDA approved for fine lines and wrinkles and TGA listed as a class 2B medical device in Australia […]

Artisan opens 10th branded salon

Artisan Aesthetic Salons has celebrated its first Birthday with the opening of its 10th branded salon in Australia. Officially launched by the Vita Group last November, Artisan now has 17 clinics (ten branded and seven non-branded) across four states – and has already treated more than 32,000 clients. The company’s newest clinic, located in the […]

Amy Jean celebrates 15th Birthday

Amy Jean celebrated 15 years as ‘Arch Angel to the stars’ with beauty media and influencers at Sydney’s InterContinental Hotel last week. Amy Jean, whose long list of celebrity clients includes Dannii Minogue, Delta Goodrem and  Holly Valance, invited her guests to enjoy a complementary henna brow tint or keratin lash lift in the hotel’s […]

Pride & Prejudice – in salons & spas

While October’s ubiquitous Pink Ribbons have been put away for another year, breast cancer is never far from the hearts and minds of women battling the disease – or its survivors.  Leslie Syron, a US-based aesthetician, shares her story of how her diagnosis and treatment (by the beauty industry) has impacted her life. “After working […]

Shella wins MAGAP of the Year

Shella Martin was named 2019 Makeup Artist of the Year at the second annual Makeup Artist Guild Asia Pacific (MAGAP) awards in Sydney on Sunday night (November 3) Speaking after her win, Shella said she was honoured to win the major award and five category awards. “My journey started as a little girl collecting hundreds […]

Amperna moves into salons

 Just 18 months after launching Australia’s first ‘customisable probiotic skincare range’, Amperna is moving into the salon market.   According to founder Kiri Yanchenko, the brand (which features probiotics and antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial ingredients) is moving into the market due to repeated requests from salon owners.   “When I launched Amperna I began […]

Hyde Park College wins global award

Adelaide’s Hyde Park College of Skin and Body Therapy has won a global award for Social Responsibility for helping refugees and victims of domestic violence. College owner Dianne Miles was presented with the award at the CIBTAC (The Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology) 2019 Awards dinner in London. For the past three years […]

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 […]

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 […]

Most women don’t believe skincare claims

The majority of Australian women believe their skincare products don’t deliver the full results they promise, according to a new survey. The survey of 1010 Australian women commissioned by Australian-made nutraceutical line Entity Health aimed to discover how women feel about the efficacy of their skincare products for various skin concerns. According to the company, […]

Le Beauty helps Polished Man

Le Beauty, the Melbourne-based beauty wholesaler, has launched a professional nail polish collection to help end violence against children. In partnership with Hollywood Nails, the company has launched the Polish Up collection of five mini-polishes and will donate 100 percent of sales to the Polished Man. Launched in 2013, the Polish Man campaign asks people […]

Emsculpt muscles into market

BTL Aesthetics celebrated the launch of Emsculpt, a nonsurgical treatment for muscle building and fat burning, in Australia with an ‘Em Night’ cocktail party in Sydney. Held at the at Sofitel Darling Harbour in conjunction with Luxe Cosmetic Clinic, an early adopter of Emsculpt, the event saw guests enjoy champagne and nibbles in between trialling […]

L’Oréal unveils Next Generation

L’Oréal USA has announced the three winners of its 2019 Women in Digital NEXT Generation Awards which celebrate female leaders who are building technologies that have the potential to revolutionise the beauty industry. The winners, who will receive US$25,000 each in grant funding, are: Mandi Nyambi and Lanya Olmsted, the co-founders of Baalm (an online […]

Venus shines in Sydney

Venus Concept hosted a private dinner for 60 “media, prospects and clients” 305 metres above the Sydney CBD last week. As guests enjoyed the views as well as fine food and wine in the iconic Sydney Tower, they also learnt about Venus Concept’s“safe, non-invasive devices that address today’s most in-demand aesthetic needs” – and had […]

Murad reveals all

The prestige brand has revealed all the ingredients in its products

Leading trio launch new Expo

Three of the world’s leading beauty exhibition organisers ‒ BolognaFiere, Informa Markets and Shanghai Baiwen Exhibition Co ‒ have joined forces to host the inaugural South China Beauty Expo. The new expo, which will be held at the Shenzhen Convention & Exhibition Center from July 30 to August 1 next year, is being organised by […]

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