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Ingredients versus benefits

With today’s technology and understanding of the skin it seems to bring more confusion than clarification. Clients and friends seem more confused on what they should be looking for in a skincare product than ever. There is always great hype over the “miracle” ingredient where I believe the focus needs to rest solely on the benefits. There is no one…

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Its A Grey Area

You may have noticed that there is a lot of talk about online shopping versus bricks and mortar shopping. Personally I love both, there is something exciting about receiving your parcel after ordering on-line, it like a little gift! Then there is the using your senses purchasing where you can touch, feel and learn which is kind of fun. Luckily…

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Finding balance

I have always found a great irony in some of the biggest facts within beauty industry. Did you know the number one customer concern is dehydration, not lines, not pimples? Yet the industry promotes extensively to exfoliate and not as strongly to mask. The irony is exfoliating and not masking can be the biggest cause of dehydration. Allow me to explain.…

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When a rose is not a girl’s best friend

A rose is not a girl’s best friend when it is a shower rose. OK I know it is cold and there is nothing like a hot shower to warm the bones, however keep your face out. I am surprised how many people put the face directly under the shower. I am not sure if it makes people feel free by…

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I had a dream……..Spa versus Salon

What comes to mind when you think of a spa versus a beauty salon? There are so many elements and modalities that make up the beauty industry that straight out definitions are difficult, even for those of us within the industry. So how do clients know which style of business will give them what they are after? Let’s face it…

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Whoopsie hows your tootsies!

Summer feet! If you look down at your feet right now how dry and calloused are they? In summer we tend to wear thongs and sandals which are very high impact on our feet, which in turn dries them and toughens them. The hard impact stimulates a normal body response to protect and therefore the skin starts to build a…

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Can you spot the difference?

OK pigmentation is a massive topic so let’s keep to some basics. Pigmentation that is caused by either hormones or sun can be treated and reduced. Pigmentation is caused when a chain of communications   are   over stimulated by either hormones or sun. What happens within the skin is a series of complex systems that trigger the next element to finally stimulate…

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SUNsational Skin!

It is hard to believe with all the information we have in Australia that people still do not understand how to use sunscreens properly. Here are my top tips and myth busters.  Firstly the higher the protection  does  not  necessarily mean better protection. The SPF factor is an equation  regarding length of time of exposure ,  not degrees of protection. For example the average person of…

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What does the word breakout mean to you?

Ok you look in the mirror and to your horror you have breakout! Breakout is a word that can mean very different things to different people depending on how their skin breaks out. Breakouts can be either pimples, congestion, acne , blackheads, whiteheads or red flaky irritation. By telling a beauty consultant “I have breakout” without a further questioning you…

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A conversation on ageing part I

Some say beauty is only skin deep,  I believe it’s just not only skin deep!  If beauty only comes from within then why is there a beauty industry? Obtaining beauty is such a personal and subjective matter that depends on upbringing, culture, genetics, and philosophy. I believe beauty is health and confidence that comes from within and on the outside. The obsession that…

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