Chemical peels | part 3 | facial rejuvenation

Chemical peels | part 3 | facial rejuvenation

Chemical peels dissolve the glue between cells, shed dead skin, and remove the damaged outer layer of the epidermis. But like all the treatments in our facial rejuvenation series, there are risks involved. In the old days, if you weren’t happy with the look of your skin, you could go to the doctor for a one-off, medical-grade, deep peel. The disadvantages of these procedures included red, inflamed skin and weeping wounds, plus staying indoors - often for months - until the skin recovered from the aggressive resurfacing treatments. Today, deep peels are much…Read more …
Dermal fillers | part 2 | facial rejuvenation

Dermal fillers | part 2 | facial rejuvenation

In part 2 of our 3-part facial rejuvenation series, we look at dermal fillers – the second most popular non-invasive cosmetic techniques to transform faces. Injectable dermal fillers do more than just smooth and tighten the skin. The aim of this facial rejuvenation technique is to change the contours of the face for a more youthful appearance. Substances used in dermal fillers Made from naturally occurring gels, dermal fillers are injected under the skin to fill facial creases and expression lines, create fuller lips, plump hollow cheeks, and improve the appearance of sunken scars. Collagen used…Read more …
Health-conscience consumers demand natural ingredients for skincare

Health-conscience consumers demand natural ingredients for skincare

Growing environmental awareness and healthy lifestyles are fuelling demand in natural ingredients for skincare - and this trend is particularly strong among the all-important Millennials. They may be locked out of the housing market, but Millennials are not shy when it comes to using their credit cards on personal items. In fact, they spend more than any other generation on cosmetics and personal care products. However, they are no pushovers. Millennials won’t be flogged products they perceive to be harmful to their health or may damage the environment. They are demanding personal care…Read more …
5-step guide to becoming a skincare manufacturer

5-step guide to becoming a skincare manufacturer

You want to get started in the cosmetics industry by becoming a cosmetics and skincare manufacturer. Fantastic! Our 5-step guide will help you on your way. Selecting ingredients and developing formulas To create really superb skin and haircare products, you need high quality ingredients. But before you start ordering your raw materials, you need to make a few decisions. Who is your target market (young, 20-30s, 40-50s, mature, babies, men)? What category will you start with (dry skin, oily skin, anti-ageing, brightening, sensitive)? What type of products do you intend on developing (creams,…Read more …
Probiotics in skincare | treats skin complaints | improves complexions

Probiotics in skincare | treats skin complaints | improves complexions

So you want to add another line to your skincare range. Probiotics in skincare can influence our skin microflora and treat skin problems, and may just give another dimension to your beauty brand. Before refrigeration, much of the food our ancestors ate had to be preserved. These fermented or cultured (probiotic-rich) foods provided them with large quantities of friendly bacteria which nourished the gut. As probiotics in foods are largely missing from modern diets, people have been taking supplements or returning to age-old recipes to improve digestive and immune health. Some of these…Read more …
Certified Organic | what it really means

Certified Organic | what it really means

Organic, certified organic, Australian Certified Organic... there is consumer confusion over the meaning of different organic claims within Australia, and even more so in other countries around the world. We look at what it means to claim "certified organic". There are numerous organic certifiers around the world, and every one certifies cosmetic products to a different set of standards. So it’s hardly surprising there is confusion around what the different symbols mean, and what constitutes ‘certified organic’. Organic v natural The term ‘organic’ means much more than just ‘natural’. A product can be 100%…Read more …