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  1. June 06, 2016

    While You Were (Beauty) Sleeping

    Sleeping as part of our beauty regimen is probably the closest that you will ever get to a fountain of youth. While you are sleeping your body works to repair itself, which means that the key is to get a solid 7-9 hours of quality shut eye every evening. But what if your skincare could work with your body’s natural repair and rejuvenation process to achieve supercharged results?

    Introducing the new Alpha-H Beauty Sleep Power Peel…

    Alpha-H Beauty Sleep Power Peel

     

    Alpha-H Beauty Sleep Power Peel w/ 0.5% Retinol

    This nighttime beauty treatment is Alpha-H’s newest and most exciting innovation. Hidden away in the pretty pale lilac bottle is a dual resurfacing treatment and anti-ageing restorative. The way this peel works is by using a combination of Glycolic Acid 14%, Retinol 0.5%,

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  2. June 06, 2016

    New Look Cosmedix

    If you’re not familiar with this range, Cosmedix works to create a healthy relationship with the skin by combining the nest plant-based ingredients with Nobel prize-winning chemistry. The best part is that Cosmedix is gentle yet effective, free of synthetic fragrances, dyes and parabens and are always cruelty free.

    From cleansers to serums, Cosmedix works synergistically with the skin to correct some of the most troublesome concerns. You’ll notice that over the coming weeks we will be launching the new and improved packaging for Cosmedix with a stunning new look.

    New look Cosmedix

    Some of the most notable changes include the new size of Cosmedix Hydrate+ with now 60ml of moisturiser in every tube. The stunning new tube bottle makes for more efficient use of the product, and more durable for travel.

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  3. May 31, 2016

    Retinol Review - Dermalogica, SkinCeuticals & PCA Skin

    Retinol or Retinoids are simply other names for Vitamin A, a powerful ingredient that has the remarkable ability to improve the skin. For the skeptics out there, Retinol has a large amount of clinical research behind it to back it up, and with continuing research underway there is even emerging initial findings that show it’s potential to build elastin in the skin!

    Retinol – The benefits, formulation & uses

    Retinol’s anti-ageing abilities are the most well known benefits of using a vitamin A serum, however this power ingredient has an array of proven other benefits including helping with acne and large open pores. By stimulating cell turnover and collagen growth, proven anti-ageing results from retinol use include the reduction of fine lines, smoothing of skin texture and the normalisation of pigmentation. But don’t be fooled, these results don’t happen overnight! Experts believe it takes around four to six weeks on average for results to become

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  4. May 25, 2016

    Multi-Priming for Targeted Skin Concerns

    Late last year multi-masking took the beauty world by storm, and with the same basic theory at play Multi-Priming is born.

    WHAT IS MULTI-PRIMING?

    Multi-priming, as the name implies, is the art of using several skincare primers to treat a range of skin concern at the same time. With many primers available, it’s difficult to find one that will help treat all of your concerns.

    Makeup primers are an absolute godsend when applying a flawless makeup finish, achieving a smoother complexion and boosting the longevity of your makeup application. Basically, if you haven’t been using a makeup primer, then you’re missing out! With a primer for almost any concern, here’s how to find a primer to counter many different skin issues…

    Redness & Sensitivity

    If your skin is easily irritated, sensitive or prone to redness then you’ll be looking at a primer that works to soothe and protect your skin. Ingredients that assist

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  5. April 22, 2016

    Calm, Cool & Soothe Skin Instantly with Societe

    Whether you suffer from redness and sensitivity or you’ve had a dermal skin needling, microdermabrasion, facial modality, surgery, peel or laser treatments, the Societe Rejuvenating Peptide Gel Mask is an absolute essential. I was able to take the Societe Rejuvenating Peptide Mask for a spin over the weekend and here’s my review on one of Societe Skincare’s most popular products.

    When you first tear open one of the five individually wrapped mask pouches, you notice the gel mask is almost floating in a serum liquid. This liquid is gold so you’ll want to make sure the mask is soaked in the serum before applying to your face. But first thing is first, double cleanse and dry your face and pull up a comfy spot on your couch.

    The Societe Mask comes in two parts, an upper piece for the eye area and a lower piece that sits under the nose. The deliciously cool gel mask covered almost every part of my face, however I used any excess liquid from the pouch on the

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  6. March 17, 2016

    Pantone 2016 Colour Makeup Trends

    Pantone, the world colour authority, has for the first time announced two colours of the year for 2016. Rosy warmth and cool tranquility the theme this season, introducing 'Rose Quartz' and 'Serenity'. Gracing the world's fashion runways , these colours are setting the trend for makeup artists and fashion designers alike. Get your Pantone 2016 colour makeup trends with this Youngblood Cosmetics guide to nailing the look!

    Channel one of the Pantone colours of the year with an ethereal makeup look. This look will leave you looking and feeling feminine and illuminated, with light pastel tones making an understated impact, and Pantone’s colour of the year (well, one of them) ‘Rose Quartz’ owning this look using Youngblood Cosmetics.

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  7. March 11, 2016

    Jane Iredale PurePressed Foundation Update

    Jane Iredale’s commitment to providing mineral makeup with the most quality ingredients giving you the performance, coverage, application and texture that you love.  In 2016, Jane Iredale furthers their commitment to providing an eco-friendly foundation suitable for every woman with some exciting new changes.

    JANE IREDALE PUREPRESSED ECO FRIENDLY REFILLABLE COMPACT

    Jane Iredale have been committed to promoting ac eco-friendly alternative to the prefilled PurePressed Powder bases for some time and now in 2016 they will be making the 100% switch to only PurePressed Powder Refills. For most people this won’t change the way you order your favourite foundation! Jane Iredale’s new eco-friendly refillable compact is a sleek, stylish and lightweight rose gold compact that looks and feels amazing. Purch

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  8. February 21, 2016

    Thalgo Cold Cream Marine for Dry & Sensitive Skin

    Thalgo has been at the forefront of marine skincare technology for over 50 years, and in 2016 the range will be growing with the addition of the new Thalgo Cold Marine for Face & Body. The Thalgo Cold Marine collection is an exciting and innovative range perfect for those with dry or sensitive skin.

    THALGO NUTRI-SOOTHING CREAM

    The first skincare cream enriched with Cold Cream Marine, which works to effectively repair and soothe the skin, as well as replenish lipids for up to 24 hours. The cream is rich in texture which makes it ideal for those with dry and sensitive skin. Skin becomes nourished and soothed, making it feel supple and comfortable.

    THALGO NUTRI-SOOTHING RICH CREAM

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  9. February 09, 2016

    How to Master Multi-Masking

    The Multi-Masking trend is taking the beauty world by storm with bloggers, editors and beauty-lovers alike all jumping aboard the multi-masking train!

    WHAT IS MULTI-MASKING?

    Multi-masking, as the name implies, is the art of using several facial masks to treat a range of skin concerns concurrently. For example, most of us experience oiliness around our t-zone and perhaps dryness on our chin. For a multi-masker, a charcoal masque would be used for the t-zone area, and a hydrating mask for the chin. Your multi-masking routine can range from two to four masks at once (and even more if you’re a mask-a-holic!).

    OUR TOP MASKS

    Dermalogica, the number one choice for skincare worldwide, have just released their brand new Dermalogica Charcoal Rescue Masque, which is packed with everything y

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  10. February 09, 2016

    Why Medik8 White Balance Works

    Effective skin brightening and whitening products are difficult to find among the hundreds that are available, and you’ll soon discover that the products that do work are the ones that contain highly concentrated formulas. Dullness, uneven skin tone, pigmentation and scarring are common skin concerns for clients at the Alive Medispa, as well as for customers that call or write to us at Alive Skin + Hair.

    WHAT IS MEDIK8 WHITE BALANCE

    The Medik8 White Balance range is comprised of a serum (White Balance Click) and morning/evening moisturisers (White Balance Duo).

    The key difference with Medik8 White Balance Click (now Medik8 White Balance Brightening Serum) is the high concentration of Kojic Acid, which works to brighten and balance skin tone whilst fading dark spots and freckles caused by UV e

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