The Aussie Beauty Bulletin 2
This month Rachael reviews Sydney’s most sought after facial, the best marine safe-products and Australia’s coolest beauty rebrand.
Treatment in review this month: The JOCELYN PETRONI Signature Facial
I once left a spa mid treatment. I remember it clearly because I was so looking forward to the time away from my desk wrapped in a cocoon of fluffy towels and steam. The reality was so far removed from my fantasy and started with a half-assed exfoliation, followed by sweaty palms pushing something greasy into my skin and 20 minutes (alone) with a cold towel dripping down my face, neck, and cleavage. It was right then I decided life was too short for bad treatments and hot-footed it out of there without so much as a goodbye.
Thankfully my recent visit to Joceyln Petroni saw the reverse reaction, not only was I treated to The Signature Facial which was personalised to my skins needs (dehydrated and sun-damaged) I experienced three types of massage (Reiki, Lymphatic and Shiatsu) to help with blood flow, congestion, puffiness, muscle tone – and of course relaxation! After the facial not only did I not want to leave the crisp white sheets but was encouraged to recline in them while looking out to a tree lined view while my Chanel mani dried.
Verdict: Definitely a 5-star experience and one I thoroughly recommend. My skin was glowing for days afterwards and my mani remained chip-free for weeks.
Skin Health · Nail Love
Official Manicurist for CHANEL
Fish with a side of plastic? Um, no thanks!
All hail the US which passed a bill prohibiting the selling and distributing of products containing plastic micro-beads. Why go to such a measure? These seemingly harmless small plastic pieces (which don’t dissolve) can be consumed by marine life, and scientists believe they are also likely to attract other pollutants such as oils and pesticides. Humans can also ingest micro-beads when eating contaminated fish.
Thankfully, Australia has agreed to a voluntary phase-out of the beads by July 1, 2018 too but in the meantime it’s important to ensure consumers are informed and using beauty products such as cleansers, body scrubs and soaps with a natural micro-bead that is not harmful to Mother Nature.
Fish food safe favourites:
- The Jojoba Company Jojoba Bead and Bamboo Facial Exfoliant, $A39.95
Gently exfoliates using eco-friendly bamboo and jojoba beads—no plastic particles! Combined with Australian ivory clay and shea butter for deep hydration. Use 1-3 times a week to remove the build-up of dead skin cells.
- Musq Face and Body Exfoliant, $A42
Natural rice and clay based exfoliant with all natural ingredients. The Face and Body Exfoliant removes dead skin cells, speeds up skins natural renewal process and allows moisturiser to penetrate the skin deeper resulting in a radiant glow and refined texture.
- Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, $A36
An alternative is to go completely micro-bead free with a chemical exfoliant like an AHA or BHA. This gentle, leave-on exfoliant rapidly unclogs pores, diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and improves skin tone for unbelievably smooth, radiant skin.
- Trilogy Gentle Facial Exfoliant, $A36.95
This New Zealand brand has never used plastic due to its irritation to the skin surface but instead is formulated with natural, biodegradable, non-abrasive jojoba wax microspheres which gently polish the complexion.
Let’s revisit hair mousse, shall we?
My love of hair mousse has less to do with me being an 80’s throwback and more to do with the fact I have fine hair. You see, most mousse or foam styling products can be applied from root to tip without ever seeming greasy or weighing hair down. While the 80’s mousses would ‘crunch’ when dry, the latest formulas not only feel light and luxurious, they can pretty much do it all – from colour protecting to detangling to conditioning. My latest fave do-it-all is the Pureology Colour Fanatic, $A42.95. It’s an instant conditioning whipped cream designed to multi-task in the most feather-light way.
Hot tip: Less is more if your hair falls on the fine side and you’re planning to let hair air-dry. Always be sure to comb through evenly. www.pureology.com.au
New look for an Aussie icon
Every Aussie gals favourite lip and all over balm brand ‘Lanolips’ has had a makeover and we’re loving it! Launched back in 2009 by creator, Kirsten Carriol, and inspired by childhood visits to her grandparents’ sheep farm in South Australia, ‘Lano’ is the world’s first truly natural lanolin brand.
With its genuine Australian heritage and true authenticity, the new look is timeless and iconic -comprising of sunburnt pastels paired with faded blue denim.
“The sunburnt colours do reflect the Australian heritage of the products themselves, although this happened very organically and by accident,” Carriol said. “We started the re-design process with a new simple ‘sheepie’ drawn by hand, and the rest developed from that brand heart.”
Rachael is one of the most respected and influential Beauty Editors in the business, follow her world of beauty @RachaelMannell. You can check out the entire brand on www.lanolips.com