Glow: From the inside out

You know those people who just glow?

Their skin is plump and clear, their eyes are bright and they just exude health and vitality?
Chances are what lies beneath their skin surface is just as shiny and bright. Beauty begins in the gut.

Gut health is having a real moment in the wellness world right now, and rightfully so. When you have a clean, well-functioning gut, and balanced digestive health, not only will you feel energetic and happy, but your skin will shine.

Carla Oates, founder of the Beauty Chef says:
I am a big believer that beautiful skin starts on the inside. It’s where your hormones are metabolised, 70% of your immune system lies, and where nutrients are manufactured and toxins are eliminated.

For good health, the gut requires a proliferation of good bacteria, which can be found in abundant supply in fermented foods. The skin, hair and nails are the last places to get nutrients that go to more important organs first; therefore, the skin is the first place where gut imbalances or signs of under nutrition will manifest.

Beneficial bacteria in the gut is key to good health and skin.

For a limited time, we have a combined the GLOW Inner Beauty Powder and Collagen Inner Beauty Boost.
“Your internal skin moisturiser and internal skin serum are the perfect pair for supporting your skin throughout the summer months”. Carla x
GLOW Advanced Inner Beauty Powder is a complete daily beauty supplement suitable for anyone wanting to improve skin tone and texture for radiant skin that lasts.

Containing a blend of carefully selected nutrient dense and Certified Natural and Organic ingredients to nourish and enhance the skin from the inside, giving your skin a healthy glow on the outside. Our unique and exclusive Flora Culture™ bio-fermentation process is used to super-charge the ingredients in the formula and creates a natural broad-spectrum probiotic.

Rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, amino acids, prebiotics and probiotics, GLOW is packed with skin-loving bio-available nutrients that are absorbed quickly and effectively by the body’s cells.

When taken regularly, GLOW aids gut health and effective digestion, which naturally results in a smoother, more radiant complexion

COLLAGEN Inner Beauty Boost is a delicious organic, bio-fermented probiotic elixir designed to increase the skin’s production of collagen and promote a radiant, naturally plumped complexion from the inside out. Specifically formulated to address skin firmness, fine lines, free-radical damage and aid skin maintenance.

COLLAGEN contains a blend of Certified Organic maqui berry, acai, papaya, blueberry, goji berry and pomegranate powders with grape-seed extract, zinc and vitamin C. Boosting natural collagen formation from the inside, this potent formula is also rich in antioxidants to help combat cellular damage and support
healthy skin, hair and nails.

Purchase the duo for $80 in clinic or you can purchase this over the phone.
Discover our full range of products here

The Beauty Chef range is currently available across all clinics:
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411


Holiday Joy: A balanced approach to drinking during the holiday season

Aim to live a balanced life in order to avoid doing things to excess.

The weather is warmer, holidays are on the horizon and your calendar is filling up quick smart with social outings.

Yep, silly season is upon us. If you’re planning on enjoying a few drinks this festive season, here are some simple tricks to balance it out – so you’re not waking up too dusty in the morning!

Be sure to drink plenty of water in the lead up to your day/night out – especially given the weather is much warmer.

Aim for a glass of water between alcoholic drinks – this enables you to enjoy the evening far longer than if you were to binge drink, and you will also feel less dusty the next day.

When you do get home from a night of drinking, be sure to drink another glass of water (coconut water is great for the electrolytes!) and take a bottle to bed. You’ll thank yourself in the morning. Read more about the importance of water here and here 

Plan a substantial meal before you start drinking – if you are going to be out all day, check in with the venue to make sure there is food you like/you can eat.

Ideally you want to eat a meal that contains a balanced amount of protein, carbohydrates and good fats; to keep your blood sugar levels stable, and also allow the food to stay in your stomach as long as possible, so that your drinks are absorbed slowly. Think something like salmon, salad and quinoa or a big chicken salad with avocado.

This will also save you from pulling into Maccas or binging on Uber Eats on your way home. Need help with snack options? Read more here 

Plan ahead! If you know you will be having a big night, make no plans for the next day. Give your body sufficient time to rest. Be sure to get up to 8 hours’ sleep, and listen to your body. If you feel like going for a walk or a run, then go for it – fresh air and sunshine will do your body the world of good.

If leaving the house is the last thing on your mind, then that is okay too. Have a Netflix and chill day. Pay attention to how your body feels and rest, rest, rest!

There is a big reason why Intravenous Vitamin Infusion (IV) treatments are having their moment in the spotlight. IV is a wonderful method of boosting vitamins, energy, electrolytes and even supporting hydration – perfect after a few too many drinks (and even better after a whole MONTH of a few too many!)

Be sure to book your IV session with a registered nurse or doctor – like the Drip and Chill Lounge at Face Plus; who administer a potent blend of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals leaving you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated in no time.

Remember, while you may have back to back outings where it is expected you drink, only drink when you genuinely WANT to. Listen to how you feel and if you would prefer to be designated driver for the night, your friends will probably thank you for it – not to mention your body! Read more about IV here 
How do you manage drinking during the holiday season?

Make an appointment with our wellness expert:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Email: [email protected]


I woke up like this: No make-up look

Minimal effort maximum results look effortless with Jane Iredale mineral make up range. 

One of the most versatile, minimalist make up trends of the year was the “no-make-up” look. This look is all about fresh skin, well groomed, full brows and a youthful glow.

Here is the step by step to create this everyday look –
Skin: If you have good skin, just dab a little Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser to give your skin a smooth finish. If you require more coverage use the concealer and set with the PrePressed Base Powder.

Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser, $78

PrePressed Base Powder, $90

Eyes: When completing a minimal look, brows are vital part! You want to create full luscious brows and make sure they stay in place.

Apply a little black or brown mascara and brush the lashes through for a very natural finish. I like to dab a little clear gloss or a light shimmer eye shadow in the inner corners of the eye to finish. 

Lips: A tinted balm is all you need to keep your lips looking fresh and hydrated.
That’s it! Keep it simple.

Would you like to experience a one on one colour matching session?
The Jane Iredale range is currently available at the following clinics: 
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Bankstown: 02 9796 7007
Read the original blog here



Sneaky: The not so sweet truth…

Christmas time and overindulgence are synonymous.

Eat, drink and be merry is all well and good…when you’re eating well and drinking water! A big challenge of the holiday season can lie in what you are eating and drinking.

It is highly likely you may be tempted to ‘fall off the bandwagon’, overindulge on a few too many candy canes or wake up after a huge night with a hangover.

Here’s the thing: we are all human, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with throwing caution to the wind every now and then, when it comes to how we are eating and what we are drinking – especially if we are healthy 99% of the time.

This festive season, allow yourself to indulge, and indulge fully, without the guilt.

However be wary that what you put into your body accounts for more than 80% of your physical health (when looking at weight loss). So while you may be binging on sugary treats and alcoholic drinks, but exercising to make up for it, chances are you are still going to feel…and potentially see…the impact sugar can have on your body and mind.

To give your gut that extra support this holiday season, The Beauty Chef Cookbook by Carla Oates is packed full of beautiful, indulgent and healthy recipes, minus the sugar, leaving you feeling indulgent and healthy all at once. It’s a win-win!

The Holiday Glow Gift Pack is a wonderful gift for your health-conscious friend, with gut-loving blends formulated to support a healthy glow from the inside out.

Sounds pretty sweet, doesn’t it?
Read more about The Beauty Chef products here

Make an appointment with our wellness expert:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Email: [email protected]


Spotty: Pigmentation Treatment Options

Pigmentation refers to colouring and is very common in Australia, due to the climate.

Pigmentation appears in the form of freckles, spots or even patches of skin discolouration.

The first step for all pigmentation suffers is to wear the RIGHT sunscreen, read more here  

The location, cause and severity of the pigmentation will determine the course of treatment.

Home care:

As mentioned above the key first step in avoiding and preventing additional pigmentation is the selection of the correct sunscreen.

There are various products that can combat pigmentation including the Brightening Serum by Ultra MD, read more about it here
The serum contains a powerful blend of brightening agents that improve texture, clarity and luminosity.  This product can be used every second day!

30ml, $155

The Ultimate Brightening, Foaming Cleanser by Ultra MD used in conjunction with the serum will further assist in the pigmentation reduction process. The foaming cleanser will leave the skin looking brighter, refreshed and radiant. The cleanser can be used daily.

150ml, $69

Pigmentation can be treated in clinic, depending on your skin type and pigmentation one of the following treatments may be recommended:

The Herbal Aktiv Peel: A natural herbal peel that will have you seeing results after just one treatment. Read more here

IPL: This is a treatment specially designed for sun spots, pigmentation and melisma. Read more here

Skin needling: A gentle surface needling acts as an affective skin resurfacing treatment and collagen induction therapy. This treatment is ideal for those who suffer from hyper-pigmentation. Read more here

Interested in repairing your pigmentation before it gets worse?

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


Burn: (Don’t) feel the burn

How to burn fat and not skin this Summer

5 days into Summer and boy are we feeling it! The weather is warmer, we are spending way more time outdoors and everyone has a little more spring in their step, wouldn’t you agree?

Here are some simple tips to stay on top of your health this Summer period – because here at Face Plus we are all about staying sun safe, while enjoying the outdoors.

Change up your workout routine

Now that the weather is warmer, it may be time to mix things up in your workout regime. Perhaps it’s time to incorporate more outdoorsy activities like nature hikes or ocean swims.

Mix it up and find something that leaves you feeling energised and uplifted rather than exhausted and drained. If your body genuinely looks forward to the activity then you are on to a good thing!

Stay sun safe

Time to put some money aside for a beautiful beach hat, as well as something easy to throw on when you are training outside. If you are prone to burning, be sure to wear extra protection by covering your shoulders and investing in a good sun cream.

Also, be sure to invest in a beautiful daily moisturiser with SPF qualities. We recommend HydroPeptide, Solar Defense, Read more here

Invest in a good IPL treatment
If you are prone to pigmentation or melasma, it is time to be extra conscious of the sun and the impact it can have on your skin.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments are fantastic as the light penetrates the skin surface, breaking down the pigment and eliminating noticeable sun damage.
Read more about our treatments here

How do you stay sun safe in Summer?
Make an appointment with our wellness expert:
Bondi Beach: 02 8897 0077
Bondi Junction: 02 9386 4411
Email: [email protected]


Buff: Dat smooth Arse!

The face is always everyone’s primary concern but what about the rest of the body?

We spoke to Massage Therapist extraordinaire, Tania Dobbie about how to make our bodies silky smooth! Tania recommends a full body exfoliation every three months, usually at the change of season so that the skin is more receptive to the application of skincare products.

The Body Smoother is a fully body exfoliation treatment using the luxurious Waterlily Body Collection.

The Waterlily Body Collection is rich in botanical extracts and essential oils. The Body Smoother is a full body treatment recommended for all skin types to address specific skin concerns, including dehydration, laxity and congestion. Is it also recommended prior to a spray tan to promote and even tan.

The 45-minute treatment will reveal an immediate change in the tone and texture of the skin.
The exfoliant is massaged into the skin using long relaxing massage strokes.

This method promotes relaxation while the natural ingredients smooth, tone and refine the skin.
Following the full body exfoliation, the product is removed with hot towels.

This creates a flushing technique and promotes toxin removal. We then apply one of the Waterlily’s botanical oil blends to your soft, revitalised skin.

There are varying exfoliants available and your therapist will select one depending on your needs, following a thorough consultation.

Face Plus Medispa have a selection of salt, sugar and crème exfoliants including the following:

Lemongrass Infused Salt glow: Australian mineral salts, vitamin E and almond oil, stimulate circulation, tone the skin and promote cell renewal.

Crushed Lime Sugar Smoother: Australian can sugar blended with organic cocoa butter, sweet almond oil, and rosemary, lime and vanilla bean, soften, nourish and hydrate.

Fruit Tonic Crème Body Polish: Raspberry and guava extracts blended with French mineral clay, mandarin and lime rind essential oils, brighten, refine and protect.

Spiced Chair Tisane Infused Sugar Scrub: Mango seed butter, warming chai spiced, green tea and vitamin E, hydrate, heal and improve the skin’s tone and texture.

Marine Nutrient Crème Body Polish: A creamy blend of mineral rich French clay, crushed walnut and marine extracts, decongest, detoxify, and strength the skin, while reducing the signs of cellulite.

Book your Body Smoother today, to reveal brighter, revitalised skin and bottom!

Massage treatment are available at our Bondi Beach Medispa. To make an appointment:
Call: 02 8897 0077
Email: [email protected]