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How a treatment for fish scales makes you look younger?

2019-11-13T05:09:32+00:00

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) have for centuries have been used to promote a more youthful, fresh looking complexion by people in many civilisations History reveals that many ancient cultures knew of benefits of AHA's. In ancient Egypt, Cleopatra used Alpha Hydroxy Acids when she bathed in milk baths to soften her much admired skin! The women of the French Court of Louis XVI also used Alpha Hydroxy Acids when they rubbed wine on their skin to produce a softer, glowing complexion. Rediscovered in the early 1970s as a treatment for ichthyosis patients (a rare skin disease where your skin resembles fish [...]

How a treatment for fish scales makes you look younger?2019-11-13T05:09:32+00:00

#18 Vitamin A – What’s all the fuss?

2019-10-04T05:19:23+00:00

Vitamin A – What’s all the fuss about? Well, all you hear about Vitamin A is spot on. As one of the most studied age management ingredients for reversing the signs of extrinsic ageing the consensus is that Vitamin A is the must be the cornerstone of any skincare program. According to skincare guru, Paula Begoun, “Regardless of your age or skin type, retinol is a superstar skin-saver you need to know about.” Retinol, Retinoid Vitamin A? I’m confused? OK, I can understand your confusion! Retinol is another name for Vitamin A as is Retinoid. Retinol (and its derivatives) are found [...]

#18 Vitamin A – What’s all the fuss?2019-10-04T05:19:23+00:00

#15 Do I really need a face mask?

2019-09-11T06:41:02+00:00

Well, if you’ve perfect skin, hydrated and blemish free then probably not! However, if your skin is Dry Breaking out Oily Flaky or Dull and devitalised Then a mask is going to play an) important supporting role in your home care. (Although for those lucky perfect skin people there’ll be times when a face mask will help your skin to look and feel more hydrated.) With all masks the key is what works for your skin and what is going to make your skin worse. So, what type of mask do you need? Masks come in a variety of forms and [...]

#15 Do I really need a face mask?2019-09-11T06:41:02+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

#7 Do I really need an exfoliant?

2019-11-13T04:40:53+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 skincare 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 a [...]

#7 Do I really need an exfoliant?2019-11-13T04:40:53+00:00

Are you slowly destroying your eye lashes?

2019-02-19T05:51:27+00:00

Are you using your face cleanser to remove your eye makeup? Or even worse, not at all? Big Mistake! You could be slowly reducing the length and strength or your eyelashes (not to mention increasing wrinkles) if you use your everyday facial cleanser to remove eye makeup. Do your eyes and eyelashes a really, really big favour - here are THREE great reasons to use a specialized eye makeup remover correctly every night. It’s a no brainer! Removing eye makeup may seem like a no-brainer step in your skincare routine, but doing it the wrong way (or worse, not at all) can lead to [...]

Are you slowly destroying your eye lashes?2019-02-19T05:51:27+00:00

#6 Do I Really Need Eye Cream?

2019-02-13T03:19:52+00:00

There are many reasons why you may think you don’t need an eye cream… You may think your daily moisturiser will do the trick (it won’t), that skin is skin – the eye area is no different to the rest of my face (it is) and I get Botox so there’s no need (yes, there is). Let’s start with the skin around the eye area. Your eye area is one of the first areas to show signs of premature ageing (hello, Botox) – fine lines and wrinkles appear due to squinting and constant movement.  Plus, your skin is more fragile, finer [...]

#6 Do I Really Need Eye Cream?2019-02-13T03:19:52+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

#1 Are you old before your time?

2019-01-15T20:14:25+00:00

Did you know your body naturally produces 300 billion cells every day? Now that’s WOW! But there’s a downside… After the age of 30, the quality of those cells starts deteriorating and this is when we can see the beginnings of ageing skin. Genetics (or intrinsic ageing) accounts for 30% of your skin’s ageing. (Yes, you can blame Mum and Dad). The other 70% of ageing occurs from environmental (or extrinsic) factors. Those factors include... Sun Exposure Pollution Smoking Incorrect Skin Care Perfume Makeup (when not removed correctly) And unfortunately, our Australian lifestyle can accelerate our ageing. In fact, a recent [...]

#1 Are you old before your time?2019-01-15T20:14:25+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