SKIN VIRTUE – THE SURE WAY TO PERFECT SKIN
Skin Virtue is Australia’s leading brand of skin care products developed and produced in Italy. The medically validated skin care and aesthetic products are renowned for creating breakthrough solutions and dramatic technological advancements. The effective ingredients for the sophisticated portfolio leaves the skin looking healthy, youthful and radiant by delivering long and lasting preventative results which are tailored for all skin types.
Ms Nina Gajic, CEO of Skin Virtue, has devoted decades to research and development of the innovative skin care treatments ensuring each product delivers long lasting results. Ms Gajic states ‘Our high quality standards and effectiveness have set the stage for Skin Virtue to become a trustworthy brand. I am delighted to be launching the brand in Europe. Skin Virtue is designed for the modern, sophisticated women whose skin care regime is an active part of her lifestyle.’
Ms Gajic further states ‘Our products are ideal for individuals concerned with skin problems such as sensitivity, adult acne or ageing. The product ranges are creative, innovative and offer stand out qualities developed for effective and long lasting results.’ Using a combination of cutting-edge science and proven ingredients, the company believes in solving skin concerns without inducing sensitivity or a ‘quick fix’ solution. The high quality standards ensure the products are actively and continuously working to keep skin vibrant and glowing all year round.
The company has established a portfolio of three separate ranges which all produce measurable clinical results. The ‘Super Clear’ range consists of four steps containing remarkable vitamin rich ingredients and plant extracts formulated to achieve and maintain beautifully clear, acne-free skin and to provide environmental protection.
The ‘Pure Nourish’ range represents a breakthrough in anti-aging technology and consists of a five step regime that addresses the myriad of changes associated with ageing including hormonal changes, environmental damages and social stresses. The unique line of products helps to eliminate the appearance of wrinkles, under-eye circles, discoloration and general skin tone and texture.
The ‘Future Advanced’ range is the Skin Virtue’s new treatment range will be launched exclusively to the European market at the Beyond Paris Trade Show. The advanced range which uses a combination of key technology and ingredients such as Alglykaline2, Ecotin, and Bioami Skin to protect, regenerate and rejuvenate the skin.
Firmly committed to enhancing the quality and condition of the individual’s skin from the inside out, the exclusive portfolio promotes supple, vibrant and youthful looking skin. ‘Tailored to suit an array of seasons, climates and skin concerns, I am excited to provide Skin Virtue to European women who will enjoy the benefits of flawless, fresh and luminous looking skin’ says Ms Gajic.
There are no boundaries to youthful skin with Skin Virtue. It is like wrapping cashmere around your skin, it feels luxurious, nourishing and gentle. As commented by Australian InStyle Magazine, ‘Skin Virtue is the perfect nourishing solution for any skin type.’
Introducing Chocomania – a decadent, sensuous and indulgent bath and body range guaranteed to plunge skin and senses straight into chocolate heaven. Sin free, pleasure rich and oozing with luxurious texture and fragrance, Chocomania is irresistible.
1. Chocomania Soap RRP $5.95
These heart-shaped soaps are perfect for cleaning in the shower or just keeping hands soft, cleansed and sweetsmelling. Contains sustainable palm oil from Columbia.
2. Chocomania Body Butter RRP $29.95
Smooth and seductive, Chocomania Body Butter simply melts into the skin, combating dryness with 48 hours of intensive moisturisation. Inside every pot is an exclusive formula of 12 Community Fair Trade Ingredients from around the world.
3. Chocomania Body Lotion RRP $22.95
This sophisticated light cream body moisturiser provides a quick and gentle hydration for a silky, smooth finish. Apply liberally after showering and feel good enough to eat. Contains Community Fair Trade cocoa butter from Ghana.
4. Chocomania Shower Cream RRP $13.95
Cleanse all over with this creamy body wash that leaves skin supple, cleansed and moisturised with a delectable fragrance. Use with The Body Shop’s Recycled Skin Sponge for an indulgent shower experience. Contains Community Fair Trade cocoa butter from Ghana and honey from Bezamar.
5. Chocomania Lip Butter RRP $14.95
This lip butter delivers soft and silky lips with an intensive, chocolate-y, creamy balm. It’s guilt free indulgence at your fingertips. Contains Community Fair Trade shea butter from Ghana.
6. Chocomania Body Scrub RRP $29.95
For a smooth honeyed finish, step into the bath or shower with this decadent body scrub which provides expert exfoliation. Contains Community Fair Trade Brazil nut oil from Peru.
Chocomania Bath & Body Collection is available 19 March 2012.
Estée Lauder – Pure Color Topaz
Estée Lauder introduces a bold, yet subtle new color collection for Summer 2012, inspired by the warm, sun-bleached tones of the desert. Pure Color Topaz, a limited edition makeup collection features a mosaic of sublime bronze, taupe and sand dune shades punctuated by an irreverent twist of citron yellow and an intense pop of teal, evoking the naturally smokey look and romantic glow of a desert sunset. Conceived by Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux, pieces of the Topaz collection debuted at the Derek Lam Spring 2012 show where Pecheux complimented the clean minimalist fashion with a dreamy, warm look of shimmering eyes highlighted in yellow, lightly bronzed contoured cheeks and a sheer golden lip that captured the mood of the season.
EYES ARE SEDUCTIVELY LINED AND SHIMMERING
The limited edition Pure Color Five Color EyeShadow Palette in Topaz Mosaic is a sublime mix of five sun-drenched neutral desert tones with a refreshingly unexpected pop of citron yellow at the center. Layer neutral bronze, taupe and sand dune shades to create a strong, yet invitingly warm eye. Illuminate the look by adding the citron yellow, backed with gold particle pearls for a golden halo effect.
Inspired by the kajal used in ancient India, the new limited edition Pure Color Intense Kajal Eye Crayons are luxuriously creamy chubby kajal pencils that reveal the beauty of eyes. Bring to life anew the ancient symbol of daring, smokey, seductive eyes with two intense shades: the fantasy-inspired Dramatic Teal, reminiscent of the American Southwest gem, turquoise, as well as smokey Dramatic Black, calling to mind the vivid shadows of a desert landscape at dusk.
SKIN IS LUMINOUS AND SUN-WARMED
Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée in limited edition Topaz Chameleon provides the dash of sun-kissed warmth to newly awakened spring skin. Featuring a fitting snakeskin pattern, this prism shine powder gelée can be used to bronze, blush or softly contour cheeks. A “tribrid” system of liquid, powder and gel, this first-of-a-kind, “multi-powder” formula creates a theatrical blur of shimmer on the skin when applied dry and a fierce flush of color when applied wet. The unique suspension of golden pigments and pearls float on top of the skin, resulting in a truly unique sensorial experience. The modern powder is flexible and uses a luminosity-boosting complex that makes the complexion appear perfectly smooth, seductive and warm.
LIPS ARE SHEER, GLISTENING, GOLDEN
Warm up lips in a pure sparkling citrus yellow sheen with limited edition Pure Color Gloss in Citron Kiss for a desert sun-kissed effect. This ultra sheer, chic shade disperses golden particle pearls for a very natural, warm- looking lip. Delivering long-lasting shine and maximum moisture, this unique shade can be worn alone as an indulgent sheer or over lipstick for immediate, radiant warmth.
Pure Color Sensuous Rouge Lip Color in Sultry Caramel, Sensuous Nude and Sublime Nectar are addictive limited edition, natural shades of golden bronze, seductive natural and soft coral that deliver a new sensation in lip colour. This patent-pending, world first in lipstick fuses a creamy, luscious outer shell with a liquefied core in a lip-loving elixir with TRUE- VISION™ colour technology to create an unprecedented, luxurious sensation for lips.
NAILS ARE ENTICINGLY SUBDUED
Nails take a turn away from the bold, brights of seasons past for a softer, yet exhilarating Southwest-inspired turquoise shade for spring. Complement seductive eyes and sheer glistening lips with the limited edition Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Teal Topaz, a tranquil yet vibrant blue-green hue that elicits the season’s glowing femininity and freshness.
Availability: The Pure Color Topaz Summer 2012 collection will be available for a limited time only at Myer and David Jones stores, selected pharmacies and online at www.esteelauder.com.au from January 29, 2012
Suggested Retail Price
Pure Color Five Color EyeShadow Palette in Limited Edition Topaz Mosaic $90.00
Limited Edition Pure Color Intense Kajal Eye Crayon in Dramatic Black $40.00
Limited Edition Pure Color Intense Kajal Eye Crayon in Dramatic Teal $40.00
Sumptuous Extreme Mascara in Black* $52.00
Limited Edition Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée in Topaz Chameleon $75.00
Pure Color Gloss in Limited Edition Citron Kiss $42.00
Pure Color Sensuous Rouge Lip Color in Limited Edition Sultry Caramel $49.00
Pure Color Sensuous Rouge Lip Color in Sensuous Nude* $49.00
Pure Color Sensuous Rouge Lip Color in Sublime Nectar* $49.00
Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Limited Edition Teal Topaz $38.00
*permanent products in the Estée Lauder line
Stockist Number: 1800 061 326
Chocoholicks by jane iredale – THE SKINCARE MAKEUP
Are you still licking your lips, wanting more of jane iredale’s Chocoholicks™ lipgloss set from 2009? Well, this Valentine’s Day, receive a different kind of box of chocolates with the next edition of Chocoholicks™.
Four new, delicious flavours are presented in a palette resembling a decadent chocolate bar, complete with retractable lip brush for precise application and touch-ups on the go.
Designed to take your look from day-to-night, the petroleum-free gloss uses pure-pressed peppermint oil to give lips high-shine and hydration, without stickiness. All-natural flavouring from cocoa and fruit extracts is used for taste and aromatherapeutic benefits, making Chocoholicks™ a treat for all the senses.
Founder Jane Iredale explains the selection process. “We asked ourselves, what four flavours, when combined with chocolate, make the most heavenly pairing? Well we’re confident we found the four all-stars.”
Tantalise your lips with these four new flavours and shades:
• Blood Orange – a shimmering copper gloss pairing the flavours of dark chocolate and zesty blood orange
• Espresso – a rich brown gloss boasting the taste of bold, smooth mocha
• Very Berry – a sheer plum gloss with the lingering flavour of berries dipped in chocolate
• Chili Pepper – a deep red gloss combining the sweetness and spice of dark chocolate infused with exotic chilies
Enjoy your favourite flavours and wear your favourite shades on your lips this Valentine’s Day with jane iredale’s Chocoholicks™.
Stockist: 1300 850 008
SLOW THE SIGNS OF AGEING WITH HUNI®XA™ MANUKA HONEY –
Comvita announces new skincare range
As the world’s largest manufacturer and exporter of Manuka honey, Comvita takes its honey seriously.
Breakthrough research, conducted by Comvita’s team of scientists, from the Institute for Innovation in Biotechnology (IIB) at the University of Auckland, has revealed that a special blend of Manuka honey contains active compounds that help slow the signs of ageing.
With this, Comvita has launched a range of natural skincare products exclusive to David Jones including this special blend of Manuka honey from a Beautiful Place. Comvita Skincare is available in Normal to Dry, Normal to Oily and Bodycare.
Comvita’s Chief Technical Officer, Dr. Ralf Schlothauer says they have trademarked this blend as HUNI®XA and it’s the key ingredient in their skincare products.
Evidence* supports that it works by inhibiting the activity of a group of enzymes called MMP’s (matrix metalloproteinases) which together, says Dr. Schlothauer, are capable of degrading collagen in the skin.
“We know that skin ageing is caused by both chronological ageing (unpreventable) and photo ageing (sun induced ageing). The primary environmental factor that causes photo ageing is UV irradiation from the sun.”
Upon exposure to sunlight, says Dr. Schlothauer, the activity of MMP’s is up-regulated. This leads to the loss of collagen. Collagen is a critical provider of strength and resilience to the skin, so when it breaks down, skin loses its firmness and wrinkles are formed.
Ongoing research indicates that plant derived phenolic compounds, such as those found in enriched levels in Manuka honey (Stephens et al, 2009)**, have been shown to inhibit MMP’s activity, i.e., they slow the signs of ageing.
HUNI®XA™ is combined with other sustainably harvested, high quality, natural ingredients, which are all geared to fight the signs of ageing, says Comvita General Manager Personal Care, Leigh Kite.
“At Comvita we’re recognised for our commitment to research, our science network and to unlocking the mysteries of Manuka honey,” says Kite, “which is why the phenolic structure, exact geographical source of HUNI®XA™ Manuka honey, and the blending process we use, are proprietary to Comvita.”
Comvita has extended its skincare products to include a Normal-to Oily range, in addition to its Normal-to-Dry range and a selection of products designed for the Body.
“While naturals are the fastest growing trend in the global beauty market today, consumers simply want effective skincare that’s not just safe for your skin but safe for the environment too. It’s an exciting journey and these initial skincare product offerings are just the beginning,” says Kite.
For more information on Comvita Skincare with HUNI®XA™ Manuka honey visit www.comvita.com.au/beauty or call 1800 466 392.
New Natural Wonders: Aum unleashes the power of plants
For anti ageing results you can truly see and feel, women have traditionally relied on synthetic skincare. With the launch of four new innovative facial treatments, Aum pushes the boundaries of certified organic botanicals. Proven to effectively target key signs of ageing, Aum’s pioneering Marine Complex finally bridges the gap between gentle natural skincare and real anti ageing results.
Refusing compromise, Aum has raised the bar for natural skincare with a series of new face products powered by clinically proven anti ageing plant actives. World leading Australian marine extracts provide the answer to the modern beauty dilemma of gentle natural nourishment versus high performance chemicals. Aum’s certified organic Marine Complex is derived from antioxidant rich brown seaweeds from the pure Tasmanian ocean waters. Featured throughout the range, the Marine Complex is proven to actively slow, reverse and protect against premature skin ageing,
Seaweed is a well-known superfood and pharmaceutical powerhouse. The unique bioactive properties of brown seaweed inspired Aum to extend the benefits of marine plants from medicine and nutrition to innovative anti ageing skincare. The active component of these marine extracts (Sea Lettuce and Bull Kelp) is Fucoidans, a rare type of carbohydrate found only in brown seaweed.
Fucoidans enable Aum’s Marine Complex to interact with the skin, inhibiting multiple skin degrading processes.
“Our Fucoidan based Marine Complex is a hardworking natural rejuvenator. These ‘good carbs’ prevent the breakdown of Hyaluronic Acid and elastin, which keep skin plump and flexible. They also stop enzymes from turning into melanin, thus preventing age spots and pigmentation. Finally, Fucoidans both inhibit the destruction of and promotes new production of collagen to fighting signs of ageing”, says founder Julian Markin.
Identifying and integrating the Fucoidans was the first monumental step towards natural anti ageing results. The second is the unique bio-fermentation process, which unlocks the potency of plant extracts used in Aum’s products. This advanced method enables the extraction of active, smaller molecules from botanicals, which can be easily absorbed and penetrate into the deeper skin layers, making the nutrients more available. The fermentation process also biologically enriches the products with protein, vitamins, and essential amino and fatty acids.
Launching a series of new products featuring powerful Fucoidans, Aum offers a comprehensive anti age defence. The Marine Complex has been clinically proven to lighten and even out skin tone (Brightening Face Balm RRP $24.95) visibly reduce lines and wrinkles (Line Minimising Cream RRP $29.95) and increase skin elasticity and firmness (Firming Eye Cream RRP $26.95). Unleashing the power of plants, Aum skincare delivers results normally only seen in synthetic formulations.
The choice between gentle and effective is finally a thing of the past.
Available at selected Myer department stores and organic health retailers from 19 September 2011
Aum stockist information: 03 9415 9911 or www.aumbeauty.com