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Beauty

Midas touch: Add a touch of gold

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Midas touch: Add a touch of gold

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The Olympics are over for another four years but we are still feeling (very) patriotic! We have omitted the green and created a GOLD look for you. Not sure if gold is for you or not? Read our colour matching blog here
Follow Rowena Campbell’s instructions below and we’ll have you looking as good as gold!
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How to:

1. Firstly put the primer as a base to smooth the skin for the foundation to be applied.
2. Find or mix the foundation shade that’s perfect for you, “it’s common the bottled shade not be an exact match just means mixing to get that perfect shade is very common!” Rowena Campbell, Face Plus Medispa Bondi Beach
3. “I always do brows next as it frames the eyes ready for eye makeup and often you’ll find with good brows you don’t need as much eye makeup” Rowena Campbell, Face Plus Medispa Bondi Beach. The brow powder duo is easy to use and looks natural. Always brush through any brow product after you apply, it looks more natural and not as heavy.
4. “The illuminating bronzer is one of my absolute favourite products at the moment, it has a subtle shimmer, a bronzer and a peachy coloured blush all in one!! Perfect for a Summer glow on the cheeks”.
5. “A slick of the mineral velvet shadow in Golden Girl, line the top lash line with gel liner pencil in Golden Sand, a few coats of mascara and viola!”.
A gorgeous golden glow that looks fresh and is easy to do.
Matte Perfection mineral foundation
Products we recommend:
Curtis Collection, Baked Matte Bronzer: $50
Curtis Collection, AIRBRUSH FINISH – PORCELAIN  $59
Curtis Collection, MATTE PERFECTION – FAIR 101  $59
Curtis Collection, HYDRA PRIMER  $57
Curtis Collection, V GLOSS – GODDESS  $30
Curtis Collection, GLIDE ON GEL LINER PENCIL IN GOLDEN SAND  $33
Curtis Collection, ILLUMINATING BRONZER IN SUN GODDESS  $50
Curtis Collection, MINERAL VELVET SHADOW IN GOLDEN GIRL $27.50
Find more Victoria Curtis Collection products here
Looking for a mini make over? Make an appointment with our onsite make up artists Rowena or Caterina: 
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Wellness

Pristine Hydration: Water Solutions Part 2

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Pristine Hydration: Water Solutions Part 2

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Part two

Have you read Part One yet? Read here
With all the different types of water out there and all the hype that goes with each, it can be very easy to get confused about which types of water are really best for your health. And, if you find yourself struggling with the environmental concerns of bottled water versus the dangerous chemicals in tap water, I understand. In this article I’ll aim to clear up some confusion and help you take control of your hydration.
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Bottled Water?
I’m afraid I must be the bearer of some bad news: 40 percent of bottled water is bottled TAP WATER! Yes, you read correctly, which may or may not have received additional filtration. Also, drinking from plastic bottles is not a good idea. Plastic bottles contain a chemical called bisphenol A or BPA, which is a synthetic hormone disruptor that has been linked to serious health problems. Aside from the health risks, the devastating impact bottled water has had on our ecosystem is staggering!
Ideally, you want a filtration system that offers a variety of methods to remove different contaminants. Most systems do not address a combination of organic, inorganic, sediment and metals.
Ionizers and Alkalisers
Engaic Healthy Kangen Water has a pH of 8.5 to 9.5 and is said to help your body balance the acidic effects of eating foods such as meat and eggs.
In my personal experience Kangen actually water tastes better! It’s soft and velvety, but with a mineral aftertaste. This alkaline water is ideal for drinking and cooking, comes out of one of the machines’ spigots, while acid water, which can be used for cleaning, comes out of another. The degree of alkalinity is often adjustable which has its advantages. The machines have a built-in filter, which filters impurities just like any other water filter. Other benefits include uber hydration through the ‘micro clustered’ structure of the molecules, anti-oxidant free radical scavenging, support of wellness and longevity and it’s environmentally green.
Alkaline Water
Some people experience an initial “high” when they start drinking alkaline water. This can easily be attributed to detoxification, and the fact that they are likely just becoming better hydrated. Increasing the alkalinity of our water has been shown to provide numerous health benefits due to the fact that disease can only survive in an acidic state. The benefits of drinking alkaline water include; Slowing down the ageing process by removing toxins and acidic waste from the cells, enhanced physical energy, and improved mental clarity by hydrating your cells.
Mountain spring water is in ideal pH range. It is some of the healthiest water on the planet because it is ‘living water’. Living water, like ‘living food’ is in its raw, natural state the way nature intended.
There’s a great website called FindaSpring.com where you can find a natural spring in your area. Unfortunately, there aren’t too many in the Sydney area but if you’re near the Blue Mountains there is a spring located north of Lawson.
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Have I confused you yet?? ☺ Here’s how I manage my water intake.. I like to mix it up!!  At home we drink fresh spring water from the Barrington Tops, it’s naturally alkaline and tastes delish. I also use this water for herbal tea, cooking, presoaking grains and legumes, and of course Buckie the dog gets to enjoy this water too. We purchase this from Vital source 
At Face Plus Medispa we use the Kangen system which I love for it’s therapeutic  actions. If I’m on the fly and caught without my precious water bottle, I generally buy Alkalife.
Last option is Sydney tap water, which I avoid it but if given no other option, will drink rather than dehydrate.
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In addition, Coconut Water and Vegetable Juicing add a little variety to my hydration. As I mentioned in a previous article, coconuts are an excellent source of fresh, pure water and electrolytes. Coconuts are also rich in lauric acid, which is known for it’s immune-boosting as well as its antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties, so it’s an ideal choice when you’re sick. I drink a couple of coconuts each week, usually after a heavy workout. Another pure healthy water is vegetable juicing. I recommend buying pesticide-free, organic vegetables for optimal nutritional benefit.
Ultimately, water is one of the most important parts of a healthy lifestyle, so make sure that you are choosing the best possible water, avoiding dangerous plastics, and getting enough vital minerals. Happy hydrating peeps ☺
 
To make an appointment with our Wellness Expert:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
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Products

Product of the Week: Green Goddess Detox

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Product of the Week: Green Goddess Detox

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Summer is just around the corner and it’s time. The Edible Beauty: No. 1 Green Goddess Detox will ease you into detoxifying without having to suffer through a gruelling restrictive diet. During winter we all find it a little more difficult to wake up and often feel sluggish. The Green Goddess Detox is here to the rescue, it will have you feeling back on track whilst detoxifying and repairing.
The hand blended, Australian organic mix of botanical actives have proven therapeutic action:
St Mary’s Thistle has the unique ability to protect the liver. The compounds in St Mary’s thistle support healthy liver function and tissue integrity by supporting healthy cellular defences. It also aids in the elimination of toxin accumulation in the liver and in the support of hormonal processes in the body.
Schizandra is known as one of the most powerful “youth tonics” of all time and is prized by Asian cultures for its ability to prolong youth, increase stamina and prevent fatigue. Schizandra fruits or berries contain various lignans, compounds that stimulate the immune system, fight cancer cells, protect and regenerate the liver, and increase the body’s ability to handle stress.
Dandelion Root has been shown to improve liver function by removing toxins, re-hydrating, and re-establishing the body’s electrolyte balance. The herb also acts as a diuretic, assisting the kidneys in clearing out waste, salt, and excess water. The dandelion plant is rich in antioxidants that prevent free-radical damage to cells and DNA, thereby slowing down the aging process
Other ingredients include: Jasmine green tea, ginger, lemon grass, apple pieces, lemon peel, chen po, spearmint, calendula and nettle
This herbal tea tastes delicious and has the added benefit of powerful cleansing actions.
Read here about how herbal tea can assist with dry skin
The Edible Beauty range is available from the following clinics:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
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90grams – $17.00
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Treatment

Let There be Light: LED Light Therapy

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LED Light Therapy is one of the most effective, easy, relaxing ways to reverse the signs of aging.
We are often asked “how and why is it an anti-aging facial?”. This blog will hopefully answer your questions and help you understand the power of LED light therapy.
What is it?
LED light therapy is a non laser light source with a variety of anti-aging advantages and medical benefits. Like lying under a sun bed, a series of carefully positioned lights are placed across and over your face, approximately 3cm to 4cm away from the skin. The lights deliver a pure, optimised, narrowband of light to encourage the skins cellular response.
How does it work?
A 13minute to 20minute treatment time, the patient must not be wearing any make up or SPF protection on the face. The treatment itself is very relaxing, with no downtime.
The LED light targets the cells that are specifically responsible for the synthesis and repair of the skin’s supportive structures.
There are three light options available yellow, red and blue. The different lights emit wavelengths that stimulate different cellular responses within the cell, repairing the skin’s supportive structure with patients seeing softer fine lines, visibly improved skin tone, and fullness.
The results are not temporary; patients will see continued improvements 4 to 6 months following a series of light treatments.
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What does it do?
Yellow light: By stimulating the deeper skin tissue the yellow light leads to softened fine lines, improved skin tone and texture.
Red light: The cellular activity is stimulates increased blood flow, leading to increased tissue oxygenation and detoxification. The skin will appear clearer with less fine lines, plumper and hydrated.
Blue light: Specifically designed for acne, patients will see a reduction of inflamed lesions 8 to 16 weeks following their first treatment.
The blue light stimulates the bacteria responsible for the inflamed acne, neutralising them. The light also works to target the sebaceous glands to create an environment that is inhabitable for the growth of acne.
The lights can be used in combination during your treatment regime. Your dermal therapist will explain the benefits of the combination if suitable for your treatment plan.
Suitable for?
The LED light therapy is suitable for all skin types, all ages and both men and women. For those searching for a non invasive way to target fine lines, skin texture and various skin conditions, such as acne and mild cases of eczema and rosacea.
How often?
For optimum results patient will be prescribed between 8 to 16 treatments that must be completed 48hrs to 72hrs apart.
If you’re looking for more rejuvenation a normal facial can’t offer, but not quite ready for the more intrusive procedures. The LED light therapy is for you to enhance your skin, reduce fine lines, wrinkles and improve skin tone and texture.
Click here to take advantage of LED light therapy special, available from all Face Plus Medispa clinics. 
Book in a skin consultation with a Dermal and laser therapist at your nearest Face Plus Medispa clinic:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007
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