Take years off: Make up tips

Make-up artists tricks to help you achieve a flawless look!

We asked our onsite make-up artist and consultant, to share some make up tips and tricks to take years off!

Using the Mineral illuminating Highlight Pen ($42), start by brightening and concealing under the eyes.

For a fresh even skin tone apply the Curtis Collection CC Cream ($52).

To smooth the surface of the skin the Curtis Collection, Hydra Primer ($57) is perfect.

A little colour always goes a long way, don’t overdo the contouring!

Lightly brush on a little colour onto the cheeks using the Mineral Shimmer Blush ($30).

These quick and simple tips will keep you looking young, fresh and glowly!
Read more about the Curtis Collection by Victoria here

Would you like to experience the range of Curtis Collection By Victoria? Purchase one product and receive a make over!
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077


I tried the: Herbal Activ Peel by Alex Cosmetics

There is no denying it, the Herbal Activ Peel by Alex Cosmetics is intense.

It is a plant based skin resurfacing treatment that supports and promotes the skin’s natural regenerative process, giving you new skin in 5 days.

This purely plant based ingredient is what patient, Kimberly tried and she shares with us her experience…

First, let me start by saying… THE RESULT BLEW ME AWAY!

The day of my treatment…
Prior to my treatment Sam Menzies, my dermal therapist took pictures of my skin. You can clearly see areas of sun damage, congestion in my t-zone and fine dehydration lines around my eyes. Pretty confronting.

The treatment began with a deep cleanse, under steam followed by the application of the herbs on to my skin, section by section. Three minutes in I started to feel a prickly sensation, she continues to massage the herbs into my skin for approximately 10minutes.

Whilst the herbs are still on my skin, Sam placed a gauze that was soaked with a soothing lotion on my face, this was immediately comforting.

Samantha explained that keeping the skin it would help activate the herbs, allowing them to deliver nutrients into the deeper layers of the skin. The herbs were gently removed and Samantha applied a vitamin cream and moisturiser with SPF.

She then provided three take home products (included in treatment cost) to use, thoroughly explain how to best use the products and treat my skin for the next five days.

My skin feels prickly to touch but my skin already appears smother and pigmentation seems to have become slight transparent.

Immediately following the treatment I was feeling thirsty, Sam did instruct me to drink lots of water and take an antihistamine.

Days following treatment…
I continued to take antihistamines as my skin appeared slightly swollen, itchy, tight and prickly to touch. Samantha advised this was a very normal reaction to the peel, this meant that the peel was working its magic.

The toughest part was probably not being able to wash or get my face wet. I was regularly applying the three products as instructed.

By day four I could see the top layer of my skin shedding, Samantha advised under no circumstances to peel it off, I was to allow it to shed off naturally. I will admit, probably not my best look!

Day five, Final Peel…
On the fifth day I had to go back into the clinic to have the skin removed professionally, this is called the “Post Peel”, this is all a part of the treatment cost.

Having my skin peeled, most amazing feeling! All of my dead skin, apparently a lot was removed when massaged with a skin elixir. The skin that the massage has revealed is sensitive to touch but the moment the mask is applied it felt instantly soothed.

The moment I was waiting for, Samantha hands me a mirror so I can look at my new skin! A large majority of my pigmentation is gone, what remains has dramatically faded. My skin feels plumper and tighter.

The pores in my t-zone are more refines and the lines around my eyes have softened. Kimberly, has kindly given us permission to share her results with you all:

This medically proven treatment is suitable for the following:
Pigmentation / Hyper Pigmentation
Acne Scars
Fine lines
Crows feet
Premature aging

The Herbal Activ Peel can also be performed on other areas of the body including the back, treating skin concerns such as Bacne, Read here.
Read more about the Herbal Activ Peel, by Alex Cosmetics here

This treatment is available from all three Face Plus Medispa clinics. Call now for a consultation: 
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077


Aging Lips: Fillers to hydrate

As you age, areas of the face and body will lose volume and elasticity.

This is due to the loss of collagen as we age, read more here.

Dermal lip fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, lips fillers have also become more accessible to most and it is no longer a treatment just for celebrities.

Dermal lip fillers are also seen as a treatment appropriate just for those who want plump, luscious and BIG lips! We’re here to tell you there is so much more than can be done.

Younger faces are full and voluminous, without any wrinkles. As we age the volume in our faces decrease and the as volume is lots wrinkles and folds start to form not only on the skin but in the lips.

Loss of volume in the lips leads to thinner lips with less definition in the formation of vertical upper lip lines, lips thin, can start to turn downwards which can give you the appearance of looking stressed or grumpy, when you feel on top of the world!

There are variety of dermal fillers available on the market, the highly experienced team of nurse injectors will prescribe the most appropriate filler for your needs:
Plumping lips to replace volume lost
Defining a flattened cupid’s bow for a more youthful appearance
Removing down turned corners of the mouth
Removal of vertical lip lines – this can also be present in smokers

Dermal fillers are made of a hyaluronic acid gel, it is a naturally occurring substance in the skin that contributes to volume and hydration. Hyaluronic acid is a type of sugar that is present in body tissues, such as skin and cartilage.

Hyaluronic dermal fillers are designed to be temporary and the results will last for approximately six months to a year, dependant on the product and the individual.
“To rebuild volume loss or provide a more youthful appearance, support is required around the mouth.

By rebuilding structure around the mouth, you will find that lips will naturally appear plumper without additional filler in the lips” Hannah Blore, Nurse Injector, Face Plus Medispa Bondi Beach.

Face Plus Medispa carry a wide variety of fillers for the lips and other areas of the face and body.

Cosmetic injectable treatments are available across all Face Plus Medispa clinics. Call now for a consultation with one of our experienced nurses: 
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077