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Weleda expands range

Weleda is expanding its range with the launch of three products part of the Blemished Skin Facial Care collection.

The range works with skin to support and restore sebum levels and reduce the level of bacteria present. Using the powers of willow bark extract and organic liquorice root extract, both known for antimicrobial and soothing properties, as well as organic witch hazel distillate, which acts as a natural astringent, Weleda Blemished Skin Facial Care supports visibly clearer skin and an even complexion.

The range will include Purifying Gel Cleanser ($26.95/100mL), Blemished Skin Refining Lotion ($26.95/30mL) and S.O.S. Spot Treatment ($21.95/10mL), and will be on counter February 1, 2020. 

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LUSH launches limited-edition soap for bushfire relief

LUSH has announced the release of a limited-edition soap, All The Wild Things, to raise money for wildlife welfare and habitat restoration in the midst of the bushfire emergency. 

Proceeds from All The Wild Things will form the Bush Animal Fund, which is open to eligible organisations to apply for grants to use during the emergency, and for long-term projects focussed on rehabilitation of animals and regeneration of the environment.

“Across our business there has been a call from customers and staff for some way to help. We can only imagine the horror faced out in the bush by those who are going out searching for animal survivors amongst the estimated billion creatures killed so far in the fires," said LUSH global ethics director, Hilary Jones. 

"In recognition of the overwhelming task faced by this informal ‘animal’s emergency service’ we will be immediately launching a limited-edition soap, All The Wild Things, with the proceeds going to animal rescue groups providing first aid, rehabilitation and habitat restoration.”

Each soap is $10, and available in stores nationwide and online at au.lush.com from January 24. 

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Revlon welcomes newest brand ambassador

Revlon is excited to announce actress and recording artist, Sofia Carson, as its newest brand ambassador.

Carson's first campaigns for Revlon ColorStay Foundation, Super Lustrous Lipstick and ColorStay Eyeliner will debut in Autumn 2020, along with several new launches yet to be announced.  

"I have watched Sofia evolve into a passionate, dynamic woman with a sparkling personality and infectious positive energy that touches everything she does from her acting and music projects to her commitment to charitable causes," said Revlon global brand president, Silvia Galfo. "She's the embodiment of our Live Boldly spirit."

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Guy Tang reviews iQ Perfetto Hair Dryer

Celebrity hairstylist, Guy Tang, recently reviewed the iQ Perfetto Hair Dryer on YouTube, where he posted the video to his 2.2 million subscribers.

In the video, Guy compares the hair tool to another well-known hair dryer. He is impressed by the iQ’s ultra-compact size, nozzle attachments, brushless motor, ease of configuration options and more.

At the conclusion of the review, he says that “really loves” the hair dryer and “can’t wait to use it on a client.”

iQ Perfetto Hair Dryer is available nationally online from I-GLAMOUR.COM and selected leading salons and retailers of professional styling tools.

Trilogy graces the pages of Sophie Beresiner's latest book, Back Chat Beauty

New Zealand skincare brand, Trilogy, has been featured in Sophie Beresiner's latest book, Back Chat Beauty.

The brand's award winning Certified Organic Rosehip Oil has won over Beresiner, who is currently the Buro beauty and style director, and formerly worked at ELLE UK.

The beauty guide for real life is suited to anyone who wants to know the secrets to always looking fresh-faced with minimal effort, and has been created in collaboration between Beresiner and celebrity makeup artist and podcast host, Lisa Potter-Dixon. 

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Saya Skincare releases second ever product with Bakuchiol in Australia

Saya Skincare is excited to announce the new formulation of its Night Moisture, making it the second skincare product ever to be released in Australia with bakuchiol. 

Previously containing retinyl palmitate, Saya Skincare has now swapped this for bakuchiol, making this product just as effective, minus the irritation and photo-sensitivity. Pregnant and breastfeeding women are now able to use the Night Moisture too - after consulting their healthcare professional.

For more information and to download hi-res imagery, click here.

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Absolute Essential's Make a Difference project

Absolute Essential founder, Dr Bo Hendgen is a doctor in osteopathy, focused in paediatrics, and is passionate about helping children and assisting with cranial - osteopathic treatments.

Three years ago, Hendgen visited an orphanage in Manilla and noticed the varied needs of the children to assist to gain health. The carers were open to using Absolute Essential’s Mother & Child remedies during their daily routine.

“I taught the nurses how to use the Mother & Child products and we donated a regular quarterly shipment of 4-5 different types of products for respiratory complaints, skin issues, nappy care and to assist in building the immune system,” said Hendgen.

“I was impressed how the donations were recorded, applied with typed charts on the walls of each change and feeding station to assure everyone, including three shifts of carers (some with poor education) used the products correctly,” she said.

During her bi-annual visit last November, they shared some extraordinary results. They found the children had less colds and flu, better general health and many babies achieved a health score necessary prior release for adoption in considerably less time – what previously took up to 2 years, was now achievable in less than 9 months.

“This orphanage, the carers and everyone involved with these babies are doing fabulous work to making a permanent different in these children’s lives, I am so happy we can assist to make it that little bit better”, said Hendgen.

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Sephora announces first 2020 store opening

Sephora is continuing its expansion in South Australia, with the global beauty retailer set to open its second SA location this year (at a date that is yet to be announced).

Sephora opened its first South Australian retail store in October 2019, with a country-first concept on Adelaide’s famous Rundle Mall and will be opening its second store in Westfield Marion in 2020.

“We were honoured to have had such an amazing reception for our first Adelaide store opening last year,” Sephora Australia & New Zealand country general manager, Beth Glancey, said. “With that opening day response (by 9am, a line 1,500 people deep and growing), and our continued success in the region there’s no question the demand is there for a second store, and we can’t wait to deliver that to our clients in 2020.”

Ultraceuticals donates to bushfire relief

Australian cosmeceutical brand, Ultraceuticals, has announced it has very generously donated $10,000 to the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) to help provide care and rehabilitation for the helpless wildlife that have been injured or orphaned. 

“Our thoughts go out to every Australian who has been affected by the recent bushfires,” the brand said. “The devastation caused to our fellow Australians, communities and wildlife is heartbreaking. As an Australian brand that is proudly cruelty-free, this destruction to our most valued native forests has been a highly emotional experience.

“To our Ultraceuticals salons that have been affected by the bushfires, we are here to support you during this crisis, and we will be there to help you rebuild your business if needed. Our team will be in touch to see how we can be of assistance.”

If you would like to make a donation to the WWF, please visit https://bit.ly/36PFwBv.

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Aveda launches advanced hydration system collection

Aveda has revolutionised its formula to create 72 hours of hydration in its new Nutriplenish™ range, an advanced new hydration system that offers high-performance nutrient powered hydration through its super-food complex.

Nutriplenish™ is manufactured with 100% wind power through renewable energy credits and carbon offsets.

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