Vitamin C in skincare

See your skin in a new light Vitamin C isn’t just good for fending off a cold. Founder of emerginC, Ian Lirenman, chats about how it can help you achieve a brighter complexion. Why should we add Vitamin C to our skincare routine? There’s never one product that can do …

Blur creams, what are they and how do they work?

It’s all a blur  When it comes to looking good, patience is a virtue no one has time for. It’s why make-up was invented, it offers instant gratification while a new skincare regime takes weeks to show up. But while cosmetics can create a look in minutes, it’s only as …

Spring/summer fashion trends

Spring into summer fashion It’s all about pretty pastels, full skirts, bold, pop-art prints and the reign of the LWD, little white dress, as this season. “Cotton candy pink, lilac and baby blues are really big,” stylist Sophie Hart says. “Not everyone can wear pastels, it depends on your underlying …

Leather fashion

Second skin  It was once the domain of bikies, but leather has had a high-fashion makeover. No longer limited to jackets or handbags, you can no kit out and entire wardrobe of leather pieces, from slinky dresses to little camisoles and playful pencil skirts. Australian fashion label Kahlo launched in …

Beards – the bigger, the better

Going bush What was once a hipster accessory is now the norm. Big, bushy lumberjack beards are here to stay according to Desmond and Molly Jones owner Leonard Newton. “Beards exploded with the bird of hipsterism,” he says. “They were the perfect accompaniment to the fixie bike and the French …

Winter sunscreen

Winter sunscreen Even those who are religious about using sunscreen in summer can get forgetful about SPF in winter. La Roche-Posay scientific and education manager, Rachel McAdam, tells us why that’s a bad idea. Why is wearing sunscreen still important in winter? Studies show a high risk of UVA damage …

Winter skincare

Winter skincare Just as you swap your kaftan for a coat come winter, you should also swap the lightweight gels for a heavier serum to protect your skin in the cooler months. Ella Baché national post graduate training manager, Heather Vounnou, chats to us about how to avoid dry, flaky …

Maximising the skin you’re in

Dr Vivian Bucay, board certified dermatologist who specialises in cosmetic dermatology was in Australia as the keynote speaker for the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. What’s the number one complaint women have? Patients usually feel like their skin is dull, it’s lost its glow and oomph. Generally it’s not …

How-to: DIY dye job

The hue for you French hair colour expert Christophe Robin, the man responsible for Catherine Deuneuve’s blonde and Linda Evangelista’s chameleon colour, is the colourist-creator for L’Oréal Paris. What are the trends in hair colour? People now don’t want to follow dictates. They used to come to me with a picture …

IPL vs Fraxel laser vs Omnilux

Let there be light. Or laser Registered nurse Holly Limet from The Clinic, theclinic.net.au, on the differences between laser and pulsed light treatments. What is IPL? Intense pulse light (IPL) utilises a broad spectrum of scattered light to address sun spots, broken blood vessels, and some degree of skin tightening. And Fraxel? …