Rodan + Fields Introduces SPOTLESS, a Groundbreaking Acne Solution, and Expands into the Teen Market

Rodan & Fields, LLC (Rodan + Fields), a prestige, dermatology-inspired skincare brand, and the #1 skincare brand in North America has announced the launch of SPOTLESS, a patent-pending teen and young adult acne solution. Stanford-trained dermatologists Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, who transformed at-home solutions for millions with their first acne success, are leveraging their 25-plus years of experience to revolutionize the category once again. With SPOTLESS, Rodan + Fields offers a solution to treat acne, a debilitating dermatological condition and the #1 skin condition in the US, which impacts 85 percent of teens and young adults.

SPOTLESS features a BPO2 Technology that leverages Benzoyl Peroxide in a groundbreaking new way. Rodan + Fields has developed an innovative liquid form of Benzoyl Peroxide – an industry first – to get through the skin’s stubborn biofilms, helping to bring the microbiome inside the pores back to balance and effectively combat the entire acne cycle. A two-step system, SPOTLESS delivers visible results from Day 1 and makes it easy for teens to be compliant and achieve even better results over time.

“As practicing dermatologists, product developers and women, we understand the emotional, physical and scientific aspects of acne,” said Dr. Katie Rodan, Co-Founder of Rodan + Fields. “Working side-by-side with our team of scientists and innovators we’ve pioneered many skincare firsts, and we’re thrilled to have discovered a game-changing way to treat acne for teens,” said Dr. Kathy Fields, Co-Founder of Rodan + Fields.

Rodan + Fields recognizes the impact acne has on people of all ages – including the 40 percent of adults who experience acne – and knows adult skin requires a different approach than teen skin. With that in mind, the company has updated its UNBLEMISH Regimen, designed to address adult acne, as well as the visible signs of aging, with new formulas that feature Benzoyl Peroxide and Salicylic Acid.

“With our Founders’ unique perspective and expertise, we believe these formulas will be a breakthrough in the category and give the overwhelming majority of consumers who experience acne an easy, at-home solution,” said Diane Dietz, President and CEO of Rodan + Fields. “We are just scratching the surface of the $124B global skincare category and launching SPOTLESS provides a significant opportunity to reach a new set of customers.”

The SPOTLESS and UNBLEMISH Regimens are available through Rodan + Fields Independent Consultants who power the company’s unique consumer-connected commerce model, and at rodanandfields.com.

Source: Rodan + Fields


Byron Bay backdrop for Activated Nutrients

To celebrate the launch of Activated Nutrients’ latest offering – a range of Certified Organic superfood powders – an intimate group of media heavyweights and special guests were invited to experience a health and wellness retreat in Byron Bay, the home of healthy living. 

Hosted at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa, the health and wellness retreat gave guests the opportunity to unwind and relax in the eco-friendly resort with architecture that relies on the flow of fresh air. The two-day program of events included a welcome sunset dinner, one-off health and fitness activities and an official launch brunch. Over the course of the retreat, guests were able to participate in a number of activities including yoga and a guided meditation walk in the rainforest, tennis lessons, sunrise surfing lessons and personal training on the beach at Byron Bay’s iconic Tallow Beach.

The retreat concluded with a media launch brunch hosted in the penthouse at Raes at Wategos. Overlooking the ocean, headland and lighthouse, guests enjoyed a beautiful spread of healthy breakfast items including macadamia lattes, acai bowls, chia pots and a ‘create-your-own’ avocado on toast with locally sourced toppings that included goats cheese, heirloom tomatoes and Atlantic salmon.

A specially created smoothie bar was also featured where guests were able to create their own smoothies that included Activated Nutrients’ new range of certified organic superfood powders. Before returning home, guests were able to enjoy an afternoon stroll along the iconic lighthouse walk to the Cape Byron Lighthouse.

Co-founded in 2013 by Blair Norfolk and leading nutritional scientist Dr. Jaroslav Boublik (‘Dr. JB’), Activated Nutrients’ products harness the power of plant-based nutrition and cutting-edge scientific research to deliver innovative products with tangible health benefits. Proudly Australian-owned and headquartered in Melbourne, Activated Nutrients is committed to educating consumers about the myriad benefits of organic, plant-based nutrition.

The new ‘Top Up’ range was created to help men, women, and those aged over 50 to bridge the nutritional gap created by poor dietary choices, to ensure consumers don’t miss out on essential nutrients the body needs to get through a busy day. The products feature a unique blend of superfood and herbal extracts, sourced from their native region of cultivation to ensure the ingredients meet rigorous standards for quality and purity. In recognition of the relationship between the gut microbiome and human health, prebiotic fibres and live probiotics underpin the entire product range to support a healthy gut.

More than just a superfood powder, Activated Nutrients’ products boast significant levels of multiple vitamins and minerals, all derived from whole plant foods. By sourcing these micronutrients from whole plant extracts rather than synthetic chemical compounds, the nutrients are more bioavailable and able to be utilised by the body.

Source: Activated Nutrients


The Art of Wellness concludes David Jones AW19 Season Launch at MONA.

David Jones has welcomed guests and media to The Art of Wellness, the final event in a two day series of immersive experiences in Tasmania to launch to AW19 season. 

Held in MONA’s Faro, attendees were hosted by David Jones General Manager of Beauty, Rachel Duffy-Packer and Australian actress, Teresa Palmer.

“Wellness is no longer just a matter of diet and exercise,” says David Jones General Manager of Beauty, Rachel Duffy-Packer. “This season, The Art of Living has given us a platform to discuss the direction of this movement which has many touch-points from inner beauty supplements and aromatherapy, to mindfulness and conscious beauty products.

Our customers are doing more research and making more informed shopping decisions, and their feedback allows us to continue to explore the way wellness is translated into our offering at David Jones.”

David Jones showcased its expanding lifestyle offering from a range of categories including appliances by Vitamix, tech products by Bose, homewares from Keep Cup and aromatherapy from Aveda.

Australian home-grown brands capturing the global market were the hero of The Art of Wellness, including WelleCo, Kora, The Beauty Chef and Bear Vitamins. David Jones ambassadors and guests showcased the latest in lifestyle and activewear from Australian designers including P.E Nation, Jac + Jack, Bassike, Viktoria & Woods and The Upside.

Guests at The Art of Wellness arrived to custom MONA smoothies blended with Beauty Chef and Tasmanian Raspberries, and enjoyed Aveda oil massage before a mindfulness session with celebrated meditation and yoga expert, Hobart-based Helen Cushing. The event marked the conclusion of the two day series celebrating the launch of David Jones AW19, The Art of Living.

Source: David Jones 

Melissa was a guest of David Jones in Hobart


Taking it to the top: QT Melbourne's Ride in the Sky

Tap-backs, hip shakes and hill climbs will be rolling onto Melbourne’s famous skyline this summer, as Melbourne-born brand Bodhi and Ride, take fitness to a whole new level for a one-of-a-kind ride series on The Rooftop at QT.

Launching on Sunday, 24th February 2019, QT Melbourne’s Ride in the Sky four-part series will provide a unique and uplifting fitness experience timed to upbeat music, brought to guests by Bodhi and Ride’s team of elite and international instructors, all in the surrounds of Melbourne’s dramatic cityscape.

Designed to challenge you physically and replenish you mentally, the Bodhi & Ride ethos is to provide a welcoming sanctuary from the outside world for all fitness and wellness levels. A revolutionary fitness experience, traditional spin classes are taken to a totally new level into a full body workout, “we don’t spin, we RIDE” says founder Michaela Fellner.

The 40 minute open-air sweat sesh is a sensory experience that touches on something other than thigh burn: the tunes are pumping and the fresh air keeps things calm and cool. Multi-talented trainers will have guest’s dancing both on and off the bike. When the resistance increases, so does the music. Close your eyes, and you’re in a club dancing the night away. Open them, and watch as the invigorating rhythm blows your stress away whilst simultaneously taking in the spectacular city views.

For newbies who are yet to ride, the class will provide the chance to increase physical endurance, confidence and fuel adrenalin. Sweat guaranteed.

Post ride, guests will be treated to an array of nutritious refreshments, including a selection of fresh coconuts and Emma & Tom’s juices, before proceeding to QT Melbourne’s, The Cake Shop for a grab-and-go coffee and bliss ball or settling in for a leisurely á la carte breakfast with friends at signature restaurant, Pascale Bar & Grill.

Where: Rooftop at QT, level 11, 133 Russell Street, Melbourne

Dates: Sunday 24th of February and Sunday 3rd of March, 2019

Class Timings: 8.30am & 9.30am (40-minute classes)

Price: $34.10 (includes booking fee + GST) *bookings essential

Booking: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/ride-in-the-sky-at-qt-melbourne-tickets-55732776234

Source: QT Melbourne


NEW Sleep Retreat founded by The Goodnight Co at Springfield Farm, Bowral 7th-10th March 2019

Sleep is such an on trend subject for health and wellness in 2019 and this is the perfect retreat for those wanting to improve their sleep patterns and reap the benefits of a good nights sleep.

The first sleep retreat program by Co- Founders of The Goodnight Co, Danielle Knight and Shea Morrison, will be held at Springfield Farm, Bowral from 7th-10th March 2019. Statistics show that a third of our lives should be spent asleep and that sleep is where the body finds balance, from the emotional to the cognitive and all the way down to the immune system – something that is often forgotten in todays overly busy times!

Set in a unique and stunningly beautiful location in nature’s back yard, this three day program includes amazing workshops, relaxing yoga & meditation, nourishing meals and deep sleep. This retreat is perfect for those that wish to switch off from technology, daily routines and work, allowing those a chance to reset and focus on receiving a good night’s sleep.

During the program, attendees will have the chance to learn from and practice alongside these aspirational women:

Danielle Knight & Shea Morrison, Co- Founders of The Goodnight Co – Best friends Danielle Knight and Shea Morrison launched The Goodnight Co, after learning about the benefits of sleeping on silk which then led on to them sourcing the perfect luxurious silk pillowcases/ masks and now this sleep retreat!

Whilst Danielle’s focus strongly lies in managing partnerships, logistics and daily operations in order to help change the way we sleep. Shea has been researching and studying the science of sleep for the past 5 years, and is currently training to become a mindfulness teacher as well whilst practising meditation.

Polly Rea, Naturopath – Polly Rea is a Clinical Naturopath with a focus on evidence-based science. Having practised in three busy clinics across Sydney she now has her own clinic; Feeling Dandy in the Byron Hinterlands. As a mum to 3 young boys she understands the importance of a good nights sleep, having personally experience a decline in both physical health and mental clarity as a result of sleep deprivation. As a health professional, she is experienced with the knowledge and tools to assess and the treat any underlying biochemistry that may be the ultimate cause for broken sleep.

Kimmy Smith, Yoga & Fitness Instructor – Kimmy Smith is a qualified yoga teacher, personal trainer and barre instructor. Kimmy is on a mission to support and empower women to embrace the journey of motherhood, and has launched the postnatal fitness and wellbeing hub, www.kimmysmithfit.com, an online destination that encompasses fitness, food and healthy mindset essentials including tips, advice, workouts, meal plans and recipes. It aims to help all new mums create a beautiful, fit and strong new body and life.