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Just Cuts pleads with Government to close hair salons

Just Cuts founder and CEO, Denis McFadden, has made a plea with the Australian Government to follow the UK and New Zealand precedent and close hairdressing salons to protect the health of stylists and clients until COVID-19 is under control.

According to a statement released by Just Cuts, there are 2,500 fully qualified stylists in the Just Cuts Australian network, predominantly in shopping centres, and 3,500 globally. Just Cuts has 190 salons across all states and territories of Australia, 28 salons in New Zealand and six in the UK. The UK Government closed all salons on March 22, with New Zealand following on March 23. Meanwhile, the Australian Government excluded hairdressing from the list of non-essential services that needed to close.

“The health of Just Cuts’ teams and clients is and has always been at the core of everything we do,” McFadden said. “In fact, we have set the standard for salon hygiene practices throughout our 30 years of operation. But the reality is that the nature of hairdressing means that our stylists have to work in close proximity with their clients and are constantly touching them.

Hairdressing is not an essential service and the Government’s refusal to include hairdressing on its COVID-19 shut down list puts our stylists and clients in the firing line and their businesses more exposed than they need to be.”

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Alpha-H now manufacturing hand sanitiser

Alpha-H has started manufacturing hand sanitiser in-house and will be giving it as a complimentary option to all that place an order on

The brand is also giving sanitiser to local Gold Coast businesses in need.

Visit the website here.

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Eau Thermale Avène and Klorane announce new PR

MAXMEDIALAB has announced its appointment as communications agency for Eau Thermale Avène and Klorane, commencing managing the brand’s media relations from March 25, 2020.

“We are extremely proud to have been engaged as both Eau Thermale Avène and Klorane’s communications agency, where we will strive to create rich storytelling and connection by championing these iconic French pharmaceutical brands," said MAXMEDIALAB CEO, Lynette Phillips.

For more information on the brands, contact Jessica Durrington:

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Trussardi fundraises to support COVID-19

Trussardi CEO, Tomaso Trussardi, is currently quarantined in Bergamo, one of Italy’s most COVID-19 impacted areas. Gathered with his family, Tomaso has chosen to remain in Bergamo until further notice – despite the fact he has lived in Milan for many years.

Trussardi has also just launched #ConBergamo, which supports the Intensive Care Unit of the city hospital.
“Bergamo is part of the very DNA of our brand,” the brand said in an Instagram post.” It is the city in which the brand was founded and a city to which we owe a great deal. Today we are committed to helping it soon return to normality, stronger than ever. That is why, from today, Trussardi will be giving its full support to the @cesvi_onlus fundraiser to help purchase respirators, pulmonary ventilators and other priority equipment for Papa Giovanni XXIII Hospital and we invite you all to do the same.

To contribute, you can make a purchase on the brand’s e-commerce site, where 100% of sales proceeds will be donated to CESVI, or by making a direct donation on

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Sensori+ launches hand sanitiser range

Sensori+ has this week released its new Hydra + Detox Hand Sanitiser range, adapting to the changes needed due to the health crisis.

The range is formulated with 75 per cent sugar cane distilled alcohol, which is the concentration that meets the World Health Recommended Standards on protecting users from COVID-19. Disinfectant with alcohol content higher than the recommended amount evaporates too quickly in air and will shorten its effective time on skin surface.

75 per cent alcohol also has the best penetration rate into the core of bacteria and virus structure, while higher alcohol content may harden the protein surface of the virus forming a ‘protecting shell’ for its core. 

Sensori+ Hydra + Detox Hand Sanitiser is available in two scents, Wiruna Night 2850 and Gyndah Orchard 4625. It retails for $15 / 30mL and  $39 / 100mL and is available now.

Synergie Skin announces Sanitiser Spray launch

Melbourne based skincare company, Synergie Skin, is launching its own hospital grade Sanitiser Spray to meet the high demands of hand and surface sprays. 

“As a chemist and immunology graduate, I am fortunate to have the knowledge and tools to take immediate action in this new climate. I am so proud to say that with Synergie’s vertically integrated structure and nimble manufacturing ability, I have been able to formulate a clean science Sanitiser Spray,” said Synergie Skin founder, Terri Vinson.

Encompassing Synergie’s unique ‘clean science’ philosophy, the formulation contains botanically derived alcohol and is free from any questionable ingredients including isopropyl alcohol. At 70% grain derived alcohol, Sanitiser Spray provides maximum hospital grade antimicrobial protection for hands and surfaces.

“Alcohol-based sanitisers must be at least 60% alcohol to be effective. Disinfectants and sanitisers on the market use isopropyl alcohol, which is twice as toxic and more absorbable in the bloodstream than ethanol. I have developed a safer, low irritant yet highly effective alternative using botanical ethanol instead. Synergie Skin's Sanitiser Spray is 70% grain derived alcohol and will be effective within one minute of contact. Sanitisers at 70% alcohol or more are considered hospital grade.”

At the heart of Synergie’s dedication to community health, the company will be donating 5% of all proceeds to the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

The Sanitiser Spray is on counter March 26 and retails for $15 / 120mL. For hi-res image and more information, click here

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Morphe launches new collection with Saweetie

Morphe is joining forces with hip-hop’s rising star, Saweetie, for its latest collection.

The range includes new a lip gloss trio, Icy Lips by Saweetie, along with a 24-shade Artistry Palette, a limited-edition Mini Continuous Setting Mist, and a six-piece eye and face brush set. 

Morphe x Saweetie Platinum Collection launches globally Friday, March 20 in Morphe stores and at 

Sally Hansen launches its first vegan range

Sally Hansen is launching a revolutionary new line of products to offer clean beauty. Introducing Good. Kind. Pure. ™ 100% vegan, plantbased nail colour and care.

Good. Kind. Pure. ™ is 10-Free*, formulated free of harsh chemicals, parabens and animal-derived ingredients. The plant-based brush, made from castor bean oil, is optimised to work with the formula for better application.

Featuring 12 shades inspired by nature, as well as 100% vegan, plant-based and 10-Free* Top Coat and Hardener, for beautiful colour and shine with no compromise.

*Good. Kind. Pure is 10-free, formulated without: toluene, xylene, acetone, camphor, parabens, ethyl tosylamide, triphenyl phosphate (TPP), animal-derived ingredients, formaldehyde and formaldehyde resin.

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innisfree announces new store opening

innisfree is excited to announce it will be opening its first Queensland store in Brisbane at Westfield Garden City, Mount Gravatt, on Thursday March 26.

innisfree, South Korea’s cult naturally-derived beauty brand, offers innovative beauty solutions powered by the finest ingredients found on pristine Jeju Island. innisfree has over 650 products for both women and men, including skincare, makeup, hair and body products, home fragrances and beauty tools ranging from $1 to $98.00.

“We are beyond excited to be opening our 9th innisfree store in Australia in Queensland after huge demand from local customers,” innisfree general manager, Brian Jeong, said. “The new Westfield Garden City store will allow Queenslanders to finally be able to shop our naturally derived products and experience our unique retail concept in the sunshine state.”

The new store is inspired by natural beauty, playfulness and a raw space where products come to life. The store echoes a balance of premium with accessible best-in-beauty products at affordable prices.

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The Nude by Nature products selling every two minutes

On March 12, Nude by Nature is launching new lip kits, which will be available for a limited time only at Priceline, Chemist Warehouse, Big W, Myer and selected independent pharmacies, as well as online at

Nude by Nature lip products currently sell every two minutes. The brand is also experiencing the highest growth in this category across the total pharmacy market – highlighting that natural lip products are resonating with Aussie consumers.

For further information, please contact Jacqui Tang -

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