How charcoal can help detox polluted, distressed skin and fight acne

You may have noticed a lot of charcoal-based products in stores over the last year or so. If you’re looking for the ultimate pore-cleansing, acne fighting natural treatment that can be used both in-clinic and at home, you can’t beat a good charcoal mask. Jodie King explains.

“Charcoal masks are the perfect at home treatment to calm agitated, oily, congested skin suffering from environmental pollution”, says Jodie King. Your skin will be calmer, less congested and have a beautiful glow and it’s great for fighting acne”.

Activated charcoal draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping you achieve a flawless complexion. It’s not metabolised or absorbed by the body and is a natural healer that is often used to disinfect some wounds and even treat some poisonous bites.

It’s also very effective for treating and managing acne. Charcoal is proven to draw out 100 to 200 times its weight in impurities, making it one of the best natural ingredients for deep cleansing and purification.

COSMEDIX Activated Charcoal Mask, available from the clinic, is an activated charcoal and kaolin clay-based mask helps draw out impurities from the pores, while diatomaceous earth effectively cleanses away pollutants for a visibly brighter, less agitated looking complexion.

Detox is the perfect mask for those with sensitive skin and large congested pores. NB. Not recommended for use during the day. Best used at night before bed.

Source: Skin Clinic Blyss


This Friday, September 8 2017 SEPHORA globally will launch the biggest beauty brand of the year, FENTY BEAUTY by RIHANNA.

In a world-first launch, the SEPHORA Australia stores will open their doors and reveal the range at 9.00am AEST. One lucky SEPHORA Australia customer will be the first person (other than Rihanna herself) to get their eyes and hands on the top-secret FENTY BEAUTY range.

With all nine SEPHORA stores launching at 9.00am, SEPHORA Chadstone and SEPHORA Pitt Street, Sydney is the location beauty-lovers and Rihanna fans need to be for the big Australian launch party.

As it will be launching at the same time worldwide, Australia will be the FIRST market globally to make a sale of FENTY Beauty worldwide.

We anticipate huge crowds in Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast with hundreds of beauty addicts and Rihanna fans queuing throughout the day to be the first person to purchase Fenty Beauty.

Source: Fenty Beauty

FACE HALO Launch in Australia

Revolutionary beauty brand, FACE HALO celebrated its official launch into Australia with a cocktail soiree hosted at MAXMEDIALAB in Sydney.

Founders, Bec Williamson and Lizzy Pike along with face of the brand and beauty entrepreneur, Chloe Morello hosted A-listers including: Simon Baker, Pia Muehlenbeck, Genevieve Smart, Melissa Hoyer, Amy Finlayson, Rachael Brook, and Karima Mckimmie.

Guests sipped on Rosé from Australian winery, Blue Pyrneness and enjoyed cocktails by Patron including a passionfruit salted caramel martini and espresso martini.

Source: Face Halo

Napoleon Perdis 25th Birthday & Surry Hills Launch

Napoleon Perdis has launched his new Surry Hills store and celebrated 25 years of the brand with a massive cake in the shape of his iconic Primer.  The new store will be one of the first to fully express Napoleon’s support for gender and marriage equality and diversity – following his viral speech at the Prix de marie claire Awards.

The event saw key guests including Krissy Marsh and Nicole O’Neil from the Real Housewives of Sydney, Celeb Richard Reid and even a Drag Queen, Drag King and Leatherman to top it off.

Source: Napolean Perdis

Jo Malone London introduces new scent, English Oak Collection

Built on a strong foundation of British Heritage, Jo Malone London takes inspiration from all things quintessentially British; English Oak is arguably the best known and loved of British trees, assuming the status of a national emblem.

Renowned restaurant Firedoor was transformed to create a whimsical world reminiscent of Sherwood Forest in Nottingham (known for its legendary association to Robin Hood and home to over 900 oak trees).

Debbie Wild introduced the new collection which, for the first time, launches two scents at the same time that can be worn alone, together or be paired with any Jo Malone London cologne as part of the brand’s Fragrance Combining philosophy.

Debbie Wild is one of the founding members of the brand, Debbie travels internationally to further promote the brand’s unique service philosophies, including Fragrance Combining™, Scent Surround™ and the Art of Gift Giving, offering in-depth knowledge into the brand’s lifestyle concepts, and the captivating and unusual ingredients of Jo Malone London™ fragrances.

Meanwhile, Jo Malone London celebrates British style with unexpected fragrances and the elegant art of gift giving. Acquired by The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. in 1999, today the brand is available in 48 countries worldwide and continues to inspire a loyal following.

“The original plan had been to create one fragrance but as we experimented we discovered an equally compelling scent combination. The first concept of English Oak & Hazelnut was spicy and woody but we found another formula with a rounder, juicer character. This became English Oak & Redcurrant. That’s how a single fragrance became a collection.” – Debbie Wild.

Source: Jo Malone