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The Dynamic Duo – LED (Non Thermal Light) and Hyaluronic Acid

2019-08-06T06:38:35+00:00

On 20 May 2019 I had head and neck surgery to remove part of my lower jaw. Without going into all the gory details, I was left with a significant scar (requiring 30 staples) the full length of my neck. Combine this with post-surgical oedema and my face, to be totally honest, looked a little rough. My mission… To find a suitable treatment program to help reduce my scar that was not going to comprise to my surgery. Research led me to a combination of treatments that helps restore, heal and stimulate scar (and by default) rejuvenation. And these treatments are... [...]

The Dynamic Duo – LED (Non Thermal Light) and Hyaluronic Acid2019-08-06T06:38:35+00:00

Your Expert Guide to OPEN PORES

2019-07-09T03:08:43+00:00

Did you know one of the top three skin concerns our clients struggle with is … 🥁🥁🥁Open Pores! Truth is you can't eliminate them BUT we can help you make them appears so much smaller. Enlarged pores are stubborn skin concern. And I feel your pain – I’ve tried everything to get rid of them only to find most didn’t work or worse… However help is at hand! Consistently using the right ingredients helps minimise these issues. But works and what doesn’t?🙄🙄🙄 There are things to avoid … ❌Don’t use bar soaps -ingredients keeping bar soap it in its solid form [...]

Your Expert Guide to OPEN PORES2019-07-09T03:08:43+00:00

#11 Using soap to clean your face? Then your skin is going to look like crap….

2019-04-12T04:25:29+00:00

Yes, soap is the last thing you should be using on your face - sure, use it for your smelly bits but if your using soap on your face - your skin is going to look like crap. Why? Well, most soaps are alkaline and our skin is acidic – to get technical your skin’s natural pH is around 5.5.  (In fact, our skin is protected by a thin layer called the acid mantle.) As soap’s pH ranges from 8-10, and this instantly strips the skin of its natural moisture instantly sending your protective acid mantle into a tailspin. The result [...]

#11 Using soap to clean your face? Then your skin is going to look like crap….2019-04-12T04:25:29+00:00

#10 Is your Skin Sensitive Or Sensitised?

2019-07-26T03:24:25+00:00

It’s interesting, we often see guests who advise they’ve sensitive skin. Or, do they? When we start to look further, we often find that our response is… “You don’t have sensitive skin, but your skin has become sensitised.” So, what’s the difference? Well, there’s a big difference between the two. Just like dry, oily, or combination skin, sensitive skin is something you’re born with. It doesn’t just happen. Usually, sensitive skin people have fair complexions that flush easily or swell a bit to the touch. They may even get red or blotchy for no apparent reason. That’s why skincare and make-up [...]

#10 Is your Skin Sensitive Or Sensitised?2019-07-26T03:24:25+00:00

#9 Why your skin pores are not like garage doors…

2019-04-05T05:17:18+00:00

Open skin pores would be one of the most common skin concerns and affect all skin types and all ages. Unfortunately, they're not like garage doors – they don’t automatically open and shut. You see, there are no muscles controlling your pores and they need to remain open to allow you to sweat, get rid of dirt and grime, and keep your lipid barrier healthy. Your lipid barrier is made of sebum (a beautiful cocktail of triglycerides, wax esters, squalene, and metabolites of fat-producing cells). Sebum is essential in keeping our skin waterproof and lubricated. A healthy and balanced lipid barrier [...]

#9 Why your skin pores are not like garage doors…2019-04-05T05:17:18+00:00

#7 Do I really need an exfoliant?

2019-02-26T05:54:25+00:00

Well, do you… Want smoother brighter skin? Want to get your skin glowing again? Want to reduce breakout? Want to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles? YES! YES! YES! YES! Then you need to consider the dynamic duo of skin ingredients - Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs). These leave on liquid exfoliants should be the cornerstone of your skin care program. Why? Young, healthy skin sheds build-up dead skin each day but as we age and with the added day to day exposure to sun and pollution this natural ability to exfoliate becomes faulty. But I use [...]

#7 Do I really need an exfoliant?2019-02-26T05:54:25+00:00

#5 Honey, I’ve had a little something done…

2019-02-11T00:13:04+00:00

 Remember this… “Honey, I’ve had a little something done” Sam from Sex and the City calls Carrie with the news of her “impulse” chemical peel and it doesn’t go well. In fact, it was an epic disaster! However, this is not how it should work. Why? Your skin is unique - just like your fingerprint, you're one of a kind. That's why "a one size fits all" is not how we approach your skin journey. Your treatment journey starts with Complete Skin Consult where your Expert Skin Therapist creates a treatment plan to address your skin [...]

#5 Honey, I’ve had a little something done…2019-02-11T00:13:04+00:00

#12 Why Zits don’t have to be the pits…

2019-04-16T01:23:13+00:00

The journey from child to teenager is a roller coaster of hormonal fuelled changes. 2018 Ultraceuticals Real Visible Results Finalists - Acne And the journey means there’s going to be some unwanted bumps and spots along the way. It’s possible to minimise and reduce acne with a systematic approach that doesn’t require drugs or harsh topical chemicals. Let’s first look at … WHAT CAUSES ACNE & CONGESTION? Blame Mum or Dad… Our skin type is often inherited, which means the size and number of oil glands in the skin is determined by our genetic makeup. The levels of androgenic [...]

#12 Why Zits don’t have to be the pits…2019-04-16T01:23:13+00:00

#4 Is your skin struggling this summer?

2019-01-15T21:31:23+00:00

Then you need to get glowing… Here are a number of our targeted treatment programs designed to revitalise, repair and restore your skin that are safe, effective and work. During the height of Australia's summer, your skin constantly struggles against sun, salt, chlorine, hot wind and extremes of heat. This means your skin’s supporting structures - collagen (which give the skin fullness or that plumped look) and elastin (which give the skin the ability to bounce back) get a hammering.  And the sun is your number 1 enemy. Prolonged and unprotected exposure to UV radiation destroys collagen and elastin resulting in [...]

#4 Is your skin struggling this summer?2019-01-15T21:31:23+00:00

#2 Six Reasons you NEED Microdermabrasion to Get your Skin Glowin’

2019-02-08T03:58:52+00:00

Microdermabrasion to get your skin GLOWING Looking for your skin to look WOW! What is Microdermabrasion? Great question! Microdermabrasion is an effective deep mechanical exfoliation to remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. This means your skin will immediately look and feel brighter and smoother without any downtime. Can I have it before my next big event? Sure, can! It’s the ideal treatment before your do – birthday bash, Melbourne Cup, School Reunion, Christmas party. What about my wedding? TBH – I wouldn’t have it immediately before my wedding. While the chances of an adverse [...]

#2 Six Reasons you NEED Microdermabrasion to Get your Skin Glowin’2019-02-08T03:58:52+00:00