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Antipodes partners with New Zealand Fashion Week

Antipodes teamed up with New Zealand Fashion Week to gift plant-powered skincare to key designers, guests and VIP media from Australia and New Zealand at the five-day event in Auckland.

· Antipodes products were gifted at four Resene runway shows (600+ recipients received Culture Probiotic Night Recovery Water Cream)

· VIP media from Australia received Lime Caviar Collagen-Rich Firming Cream and our newest product, Eve Bio-Retinol Line Reduction Serum

· 6,000+ sachets & minis were handed out across the event, to excellent feedback

The owner of NZ Fashion Week, Canada-based New Zealand entrepreneur Feroz Ali, became Antipodes’ newest fan. His favourite product? Baptise H₂O Ultra-Hydrating Water Gel.

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Antipodes is a finalist in the UK Marie Claire Sustainability Awards

Antipodes has been shortlisted in the Marie Claire UK’s Sustainability Awards – Progress Towards Circularity. Winners announced September 10, 2023

The prestigious event, now in its third year, celebrates brands with sustainability at their core that are genuinely implementing change. Antipodes is a finalist in the Beauty, Health & Wellness category alongside global brands including Aesop and The Body Shop.

Antipodes’ sustainability goals:

· 100% plastic free across entire supply chain – currently 93% of our packaging is plastic free

· 100% kerbside recyclable in AU & NZ – currently 94% of our range is kerbside recyclable in AU & NZ

· 100% traceable and transparent – we have achieved this: every ingredient can be traced to its source, so now we’re working with third-party certifiers to provide evidence of this.

Antipodes won Highly Commended at the 2022 Awards, in the Best Sustainable Packaging category:

· Kerbside recyclable glass & aluminium packaging

· Plastic shrink wrap replaced with biodegradable tamper seals

· FSC-certified cardboard & 100% eco-inks

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Clairol wins Most Satisfied Customer award

Clairol, Australia’s most trusted haircare brand, has received a prestigious new award to add to its extensive list of accolades. In an exciting new development, leading comparison website Canstar Blue, has recently named Clairol Nice 'N Easy as the winner of the Overall 2023, Canstar Blue, Most Satisfied Customer Award in the Hair Dye category.

Trumping 4 other category competitors, Nice 'N Easy received the highest ranking of 5 Star’s across all categories including overall satisfaction, effectiveness, ease of use, value for money, variety, range and packaging convenience. Canstar Blue surveyed more than 3,000 respondents during their annual consumer research which took place earlier this year.

Consumer feedback was overwhelming positive with affordability, accessibility and ease of use frequently featuring as top qualities. And the experts agree, with Nice 'N Easy a firm favourite with industry icons such as Belinda Jeffreys, Australia's leading colourist, whose long list of celebrity clientele includes Miranda Kerr, Kylie Minogue, Megan Gale and Toni Colette (to name a few!).

A long-time ambassador of the brand, Jeffrey’s swears by this permanent at-home hair colour solution which offers superior, natural looking colour and beautiful results with 100% grey coverage.

With the summer months coming up now is the perfect time to freshen up your colour and refresh your look "By adding dimension to your hair colour, you're making a subtle change that can make a big difference, without a dramatic colour change," said Jeffreys. Jeffery’s suggests enhancing your look in one simple step by adding unbeatable dimension with Clairol Nice ‘N Easy, with tones and highlights built into every shade, and every colour.

Clairol Nice 'N Easy is just RRP $13.99 and is available in 27 different shades from Chemist Warehouse, Priceline, Woolworths, Coles, Big W and General Pharmacies.

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Hero Cosmetics launches in Australia

Hero Cosmetics, a leader in acne care and maker of the Mighty Patch pimple patches, is now available in Australia at several retailers.

Hero Cosmetics brand entry into Australia marks the brand’s continued international expansion and the first time that Aussies will be able to shop a range of patches directly from a retailer in Australia.

The expansion signifies the brand’s continued growth in the pimple patch and skincare category.

Australian customers have shown overwhelming interest and demand via social media requests pointing towards an already strong Australian customer base for the Hero brand. Hero Cosmetics brand is proud to be launching nationwide in stores and online at Chemist Warehouse, Woolworths, & Amazon.

“It’s always been our goal to ensure accessibility to everyone and anyone who may need our products. Launching in Australia is an exciting step towards that goal. I am so excited to bring the Hero brand story and our solutions to the Australian customer. I’m thrilled to embark on a long-standing & deep connection with the Australian community. I’m confident that we’ll continue to grow the category by reaching a new audience, and most importantly, get our pimple solutions into the hands of people with pimple emergencies.” – Ju Rhyu, Co-Founder and CEO of Hero Cosmetics.

Hero Cosmetics will launch in Australia with their best-sellers: Mighty Patch Original patches, Mighty Patch Invisible+ patches, Mighty Patch Surface patches, & Mighty Patch Duo patches, with plans to expand that offering in 2024.

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The Ordinary celebrates the first weekend of Spring with pop-up event

The Ordinary celebrates the first weekend of Spring with a Sweet Relief at an iconic Sydney location. 

The skincare brand will be popping up at the iconic Bondi Beach from September 1 – September 3 to serve up a dose of skin barrier health and soft serves.

Stop by from 11 am - 4pm for a sweet relief for your skin and taste buds! Be one of the FIRST to learn about the exciting new formulation and for the chance to win products, including the brand's latest launch. 

Everyone is invited to celebrate Spring with a complimentary soft serve and access to the latest formulation. 

There are 350 incredible products up for grabs. Win by finding the pink sticker. 

When: September 1st , 2nd , and 3rd 

Time: 11am – 4pm. 

Where: Bondi Beach, Campbell Parade opposite Hall St. 

L’Oréal completes acquisition of Aesop

L’Oréal today announced that it has completed the acquisition of distinctive luxury beauty brand, Aesop, in accordance with the terms announced on 3rd April 2023.

“On behalf of L’Oréal, I am very excited to welcome Aesop to the L’Oréal Groupe family,” said Nicolas Hieronimus, Chief Executive Officer, L’Oréal Groupe. “The Aesop brand, with its unique combination of urbanity, hedonism and undeniable luxury, taps into all of today’s ascending currents. We look forward to building on the brand’s unique DNA and values, as we unleash its massive growth potential in China and beyond.”

“We are thrilled to have Aesop join the L’Oréal Luxe Division and I look forward to welcoming Michael O’Keeffe and his passionate teams to the L’Oréal family, as we work together to write the next chapter of this iconic brand,” said Cyril Chapuy, President, L’Oréal Luxe. “We have great confidence that in time, Aesop will join the L’Oréal ‘Billionaire Brands’ club and play a significant role in the future growth of the Luxury Division.”   

“We are excited to begin this new chapter in the Aesop story. I am confident that L’Oréal is the best partner to take Aesop to the next level,”

said Michael O’Keeffe, Chief Executive Officer, Aesop. “With L’Oréal’s support and unparalleled expertise, we will continue to grow and innovate, reaching even more people and expanding our brand globally, while staying true to our values, building on our distinctive brand and heritage.” 

“Under the stewardship of Natura &Co, Aesop reached new heights, expanding the brand’s presence across the globe,” said Fabio Barbosa, Chief Executive Officer, Natura &Co. “In its constant striving for excellence, it also enhanced its sustainability practices. We feel immense gratitude and deep respect for its management and teams and will always hold the company close to our hearts. We wish Aesop all the best for the next chapter as part of the L’Oréal Groupe.”

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Go-To releases new cleanser

Juicy Gel joins Go-To’s cleansing collection.

Juicy Gel is the first step to a clean, soft face and won’t strip or dry the skin of its natural oils.

Soap-free with a light lather, Juicy Gel removes impurities while keeping your skin barrier balanced and happy.

Expertly formulated with calming and soothing ingredients - cleansers are the first product to hit your skin morning and night, they should be soft and light - Juicy Gel is a jam-packed replenishing recipe.

Cucumber extract hydrates and plumps, whilst tapping into its cooling and refreshing properties too. Lotus root water soothes the skin with its essential oils. Highly nourishing aloe vera helps to prevent flaking or dryness, and restore suppleness to the skin.

And jojoba esters leave your face feeling clean and smooth (never dry) long after cleansing. All that before you’ve even reached for your targeted active ingredients (or morning mimosa celery juice). A good cleanser sets up the rest of your skincare to really work.

Juicy Gel is gentle and hydrating enough to get down (and clean) with sensitive and mature faces, but is perfectly suitable for any skin type chasing an invigorating cleanse.

With Juicy Gel (gel) cosying up beside cult-favourite Properly Clean (mousse) and double cleansing hero, Fancy Face (oil), Go-To now expands their cleansing collection to three unique products, ideal for any face or textural preference.

Use Juicy Gel alone or as the second step (after a cleansing oil or balm) in your double cleanse routine.

Juicy Gel 200ML is A$39 Available from and Mecca. On sale August 29, 2023

Aisha Dee is Lancome's first Aussie ambassador

In a brand first, luxury French beauty house, Lancôme is proud to announce Aisha Dee, as brand ambassador for Australia and New Zealand. This strategic move marks a pivotal shift in Lancôme's brand direction, captivating a contemporary beauty audience.

Dee, an effervescent and versatile Australian actress and influential figure, has captured the hearts of Gen Z and Millennial audiences with her charm, raw authenticity, and unwavering advocacy to empower others. Through Dee’s ambassadorship, Lancôme looks forward to expanding the conversation for the next generation channeling powerful and positive beauty.

Dee, an exceptional talent and AACTA nominee, has graced both the small and silver screens and is most recognised for her work in The Bold Type, Safe Home, Sissy and of course, the hugely nostalgic Saddle Club. Born and raised in Queensland Australia, Dee’s multifaceted career has seen her star in hit television shows and acclaimed films. Beyond Dee’s acting prowess, she has emerged as a fierce advocate for inclusivity in the entertainment industry and beyond.

Aisha Dee said, “I am so proud to be the first ever brand ambassador for Lancôme in Australia and New Zealand. I feel honoured to be part of a brand that values positive and powerful beauty and really expand the conversation on what that means.” 

“As a young woman, I have always long admired Lancôme's commitment to celebrating individuality and championing self-expression. I’m excited to be working with a brand that is inclusive in its vision and values positive and powerful beauty" said Dee.

Lancôme Brand Director, Louise Voyage said, "Aisha represents the epitome of modern beauty – confident, independent, and unapologetically herself. With her strong voice and immense influence, Aisha embodies the essence of a young and progressive audience.

This collaboration with Aisha marks an exciting turning point for Lancôme as we evolve to embrace the changing dynamics of beauty, redefine our narratives, and empower individuals to embrace their unique beauty," said Voyage.

Aisha will be part of the upcoming launch for the brand’s newly reformulated 81% skincare-infused foundation, Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear. Since launching in 1997, Teint Idole Ultra Wear has become renowned for its winning technology and is synonymous with a round-the-clock natural matte finish that delivers maximum comfort, lasting coverage and hydration with no streaking, caking or masking. After 26 years of scientific research and development, Lancôme’s iconic foundation, Teint Idôle Ultra Wear has been reformulated to reach a new level of breathability, longevity and skinclusivity.

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The Body Shop arrives at Brisbane Mall

There are countless places to shop for beauty products, but how many encourage you to be a part of a change? 

The Body Shop is creating a local destination for changemakers, with the opening of the new Queen St, Brisbane Mall store on August 24th, 2023. 

The new Brisbane Mall Changemakers’ Workshop will be a fully interactive and totally joyful beauty experience. 

This is not just a store, but a lively, sensorial place to dip your hands into The Body Shop products and explore the rich stories of the people and places behind them. 

Across the world, The Body Shop’s Changemakers’ Workshop stores are designed to reflect the local communities they serve. 

The new Brisbane Mall store will be opened with a Welcome to Country, smoking ceremony and didgeridoo performance conducted by Aboriginal elder, Shannon Ruska, from Yuggara Country. 

The new store also features a bespoke mural, ‘You Are Here’ by local Indigenous artist, Rachael Sarra, in her vibrant, creative style that embodies her experience as a proud mixed race, First Nations woman from Goreng Goreng Country. 

The piece is “an acknowledgement of Place but also a reminder to anyone who walks into the store that they are grounded,” says Sarra. “Everywhere that you walk in Australia is Aboriginal land…it is rich in spirits and culture and goes deeper than the surface level”. 

Sarra’s distinct contemporary style is resonating around the world, and challenging societal perceptions of Aboriginal art and identity. 

To celebrate the opening, Yuggera woman, DJ Dameeeela will be spinning tunes as customers are invited to enjoy a free coffee served in eco-friendly edible coffee cups, provided by Good Edi, explore products, and discover how we can speak up and speak out against injustices together. 

“‘Changing the world’ can sound a bit abstract,” says Shannon Chrisp, APAC Brand & Activism Director at The Body Shop. “We want to bring people together to realise they are capable of making small changes that can benefit our communities and the planet.” 

The first 50x customers who make a purchase on opening day will receive a FREE Limited Edition Refill Bottle featuring Rachael Sarra’s ‘You Are Here’ artwork. 

Plus, there will be lots of exciting offers available in-store including the chance to win FREE ‘Refills for a Year’, FREE samples and the first 200 Love Your Body™ Club customers to make a purchase of RRP $40 or more over opening weekend will receive a FREE Changemakers’ Toolkit* worth $24 RRP. 

The Body Shop Queen St Brisbane Mall store opens on August 24th, 2023 at 9am.

Fresh partners with UNESCO to protect biodiversity on Mauritius

Since the launch of its Tea Elixir Skin Resilience Activating Serum, fresh has been on a journey to protect biodiversity on the remote island of Mauritius, where it sources its powerful tea. 

Biodiversity is the variety of all living things—plants, animals, fungi, and even microorganisms—that make up our natural world. A biodiversity hotspot is an area on earth that’s particularly dense in biodiversity—and under threat. Biodiversity hotspots are among the richest ecosystems in the world, and Mauritius is part of a regional hotspot that includes Madagascar and the Indian Ocean islands. As the places where the most biodiversity is in the most danger, these hotspots are becoming even more critical to our survival. 

fresh is proud to be the first LVMH maison to become a member of the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT), an internationally recognised nonprofit that promotes ethical sourcing of ingredients from biodiversity. Since 2020, fresh has worked with UEBT to improve the way it selects and sources its hero ingredients. This involves on-site assessments of local suppliers and cultivation or wild collection areas with verifications against the UEBT standard. The verification process is based on UEBT’s 7 principles, with the aim of showing progress toward sourcing with respect for people and biodiversity. 

The unique Mauritius tea that powers Tea Elixir Serum is sourced from the famed Bois Chéri Tea Farm, the first and largest tea farm on the island. In October 2021, during the harvest season, UEBT visited Bois Cheri and conducted an in-depth assessment, utilising a checklist of more than 100 criteria. fresh is currently implementing improvement plans based on the findings of this assessment in close partnership with Bois Chéri and UEBT. 

In addition to improving its sourcing practices, fresh is also committed to giving back to this island’s rich ecosystem. Bois Chéri Tea Farm is located next to the Black River Gorges Bel Ombre Man and Biosphere Reserve. Biosphere reserves are testing sites for interdisciplinary approaches to sustainable development, and the brand is excited to announce a formal partnership in the UNESCO Man and Biosphere (MAB) Program in Mauritius to restore three endemic plant species that are native to Mauritius and at risk of extinction.  

With this new partnership, fresh will be providing resources to help preserve and safeguard three plant species that are important to the island’s ecosystem. The plant species were identified and selected with support from the National Parks & Conservation of Mauritius and include the official country flower:  

- Trochetia boutoniana (a type of flowering shrub and the official flower of Mauritius)   

- Hyophorbe vaughanii (a variety of palm tree) 

- Erythroxylum Laurifoflium (a type of flowering tree/shrub)  

The long-term goal of this project is to remove these species from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) red list—meaning these species no longer would be listed as threatened.  

All of fresh’s efforts on Mauritius island and sustainability commitments worldwide are aimed at helping biodiversity thrive. By protecting biodiversity, we are working to ensure a future that is forever connected and forever fresh. 

About Forever fresh 

Forever fresh is our commitment to caring for the skin of the earth as we do our own. We are focused on responsible sourcing, eco-design, climate action, and communities. As a brand, we are committed to do our part to leave the future generation with a world that is forever fresh.  

About UEBT  

The Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) is a nationally recognised nonprofit association that works to regenerate nature and secure a better future for people through ethical sourcing of ingredients from biodiversity. 

About MAB  

The Man and Biosphere (MAB) UNESCO Program is an intergovernmental program that promotes economic development and aims to enhance the relationship between people and their environments through science.