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Product of the week: Acnoderm gel by Dr Spiller

Anoderm Gel by Dr Spiller offers hydration calming benefits while protecting the skin.

In the event that breakouts do occur this Easter Long Weekend, be prepared to combat them with this incredibly powerful micronized gel from Dr Spiller.

This anti-bacterial and decongesting gel is designed to control the formation of blackheads as well as reduce the appearance of redness and any other skin impurities.

If you have oily or combination skin then this is a must own treatment for you. The Acnoderm Gel focuses on keeping your skin effectively hydrated so it won’t dry your pores out.

The ingredients are a combination of naturally found agents such as cinnamon bark which is antibacterial and rich in antioxidants but also active acids such as sarconsine, arginine and capryloyl glycine.

Product Ingredients explained:
CINNAMON BARK
An antibacterial essential oil rich in antioxidant polyphenols, flavonoids, tannins, vitamins C and K.
SARCOSINE
A biomimetic amino acid and by-product in glycine synthesis (another amino acid) found in tissue to visibly renew a softer, clearer complexion.
ARGININE
A biomimetic amino acid to visibly repair and strengthen the skin.
CAPRYLOYL GLYCINE
A biomimetic derivative of glycine, an amino acid found naturally in the NMF and skin.

So how, does the gel work?
It penetrates the outer epidermis layer of your skin. This allows it to absorb into the congested areas of pimples and blackheads to begin the activation process.

How do you apply the Acnoderm Gel?
At the first sign of a breakout begin using the treatment. Each morning and night after you clean your face and apply the cucumber toner, apply 1-2 pumps of the Dr Spiller Acnoderm Gel to the affected areas of your face and body. Allow the gel time to absorb before applying any BB cream / mineral make up or eye and night cream.

It is time to invest in your skin?

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Ultraceuticals: Ultra Hydrating Lotion

The weather may be inconsistent but your skincare shouldn’t be.

Autumn is always a crazy month in Sydney. One moment it’s freezing cold and pouring with rain and the next it’s a desert dry heatwave.

The changing seasons not only effect our physical health but also our skin’s health.  The Ultraceuticals ultra hydrating lotion is a handbag must have Whether its boiling hot or freezing cold outside it’s important your skin stays hydrated.

In the heat your skin can often feel overly oily and in the cold your skin can feel very dry, that’s why during the trans-seasons it’s important to compliment both with a gel that locks in moisture without clogging up your pores. This product by Ultraceuticals slides on smoothly but absorbs with a matte effect so won’t leave your face shiny.

The best part is a little bit of this product goes a long way, so it’s bang for your buck. Users with congested skin that are prone to breakouts particularly love this product as it hydrates without aggravating the skin.

Ultraceuticals is 100% Australian made and owned so the product is designed with the Australian climate front of mind. Ultraceuticals also conducts clinical trials on all of their products and credits science behind their skincare. It’s important when picking a skincare brand to look for ones with active ingredients.

The Ultra Hydrating Lotion is formulated with powerful biomimetic ingredients to help strength the skin’s barrier function to provide immediate and long-lasting hydration so you’ll be ready to face whatever weather the day bring.

It is time to invest in your skin?

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Jane Iredale: Amazing Base Loose Powder

We all know that good skin, doesn’t happen by chance, it happens by appointment, at home maintenance and a healthy lifestyle.

While we’re often very critical of what topical products we use, we seem to forget that this often extends to our makeup choices too.

There’s no point is spending your time and money on regular facials, night creams etc. if you’re going to clog your pores with artificial toxins for the majority of each day.

Think about it, how many hours of the day do you wear makeup? I’m up at 7am and my makeup is the first thing I apply before I leave for work. I’m often not home until 8 or 9pm which means that for 14 hours a day, my face is covered in layers of makeup. It’s important to choose a brand that is rich in natural minerals so it helps nurture your skin.

Jane Iredale’s products do just that. They are vegan friendly and cruelty free. The products are oil free and weightless so your skin doesn’t feel clogged up. It’s makeup without feeling made up.

A must have product of theirs in the amazing Base Loose Powder.
Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder, SPF 20, Jane Iredale, $83

I apply this after I used my Dr Spiller Day cream blended with my primer and BB cream. I use the powder as it has a medium coverage to even my complexion but also helps to mattify my other products as I hate my face looking too shiny. 

The powder also contains SPF 20 to make sure my skin is protected at all times from the harsh Australian sun.

The best part about the Jane Iredale product is the texture. It feels silky smooth on your skin. The coverage gives the face a soft-focus effect which helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and pores. It’s airbrush in a jar.

Next time you are having a facial at Face Plus Bondi Junction ask your dermal therapist to apply some of the powder post treatment, especially, if like me you walk out with a bit of redness that you would like to cover.

Read some of our other blogs on Jane Iredale foundation:
Matchy matchy: The right foundation for you
Pure Mineral Make Up: Healthy Make up?

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Resilience: Oxygen Vital Serum

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Resilience: Oxygen Vital Serum

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Skin need a little extra TLC (tender loving care)?
The Oxygen Vital Serum is a revitalising serum formulated to visibly improve the skin’s elasticity, giving it a fresh and relaxed glow. Your complexion will regain its vigour and a more resilient appearance. A perfect fit for stressed out, over-tired skin.
Oxygen Vital Serum, Dr Spiller, $168

How to Apply?
A pea size amount is all you need for this concentrated formula to work its charm. Apply at night once you have meticulously cleaned your face from the build up of daily toxins. This serum can also be layered with the Dr Spiller’s Eye Cream for a complete night time rejuvenation.
So how can one serum deliver such incredible results? The key ingredients include:
Perfluorodecalin: Extra oxygen to support the skin’s recovery and regeneration. Used in medicine to speed wound healing.
Glycoproteins: Biomimetic protein and carbohydrate links that visibly repair the skin and make it look more supple and resilient.
Squalene & Lecithin: Biomimetic lipids found naturally in the acid mantle to protect against trans epidermal water loss. Dr Spiller sources squalene from olive oil to provide antioxidant and moisture protective properties.
Balloon plant & Patterson’s curse: Botanicals rich in antioxidant polyphenols, avonoids and tannins for potent moisture protection.
Sunflower seed oil: a plant oil rich in biomimetic triglycerides, fatty acids, lecithin, wax esters and squalene to provide moisture protective functions.
Wheat protein: A botanical rich in biomimetic water binding amino acids.
Vitamin E: A skin-identical potent antioxidant, naturally secreted by the sebaceous gland to protect against environmental drying.
Vitamin C: A potent antioxidant that nurtures natural collagen synthesis for a more supple appearance.
The Oxygen Vital Serum visibly restores tires looking skin associated with environmental damage.
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Beauty Chef GLOW powder: You Glow Girl!

Growing up my mum used to tell me it’s what’s on the inside that counts when it comes to female beauty.

Now, we doubt she was referring to Gut Health, but as your largest immune organ in the body, your insides literally do make a difference to what you see on the outside. That’s why it’s so important to focus on what you put in your body, just as much as you care about what you put on your body.

While there are a million vitamin brands on the market, the beauty industry has come leaps and bounds to formulate a one stop beauty powder to eliminate the need for a handful of tablets before breakfast. Glow Beauty Powder by the Beauty Chef is an easy, teaspoon a day supplement that supports gut health.

This vegan friendly bio-fermented formula is designed to support collagen synthesis, beautiful skin, hair and nails by feeding your gut a pro-biotic rich formula packed with essential vitamins and minerals. This delicious berry flavoured powder can be enjoyed on its own in water or in your favourite smoothie. Our go to recipe perfectly compliments Beauty Chef Glow Powder’s natural berry flavour.

Smoothie Recommendation (vegan friendly)

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup frozen mixed berries (naturally rich in antioxidants)
  • ½ banana
  • 1 teaspoon of Glow Beauty Powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Chia Seeds (great source of natural protein)
  • Small handful of baby spinach ( great source of iron which most women are deficient in)
  • Sweeten naturally if needed

Blend together & Drink Mindfully
Ask your Face Plus dermal therapist about Beauty Chef’s Glow Powder.

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Peel & Reveal: At home micro

Don’t you wish you could complete a microdermabrasion in the comfort of your own home?

Trick questions! You can! Introducing the two-step system by HydroPeptide, Anti-Wrinkle Polish & Plump Peel.

Unlike an in-clinic microdermabrasion or chemical peel the two-step process will thoroughly exfoliate without leaving your skin red or irritated. So gentle, you can use this system about two times a week.

During the winter months when the skin is drier maybe once a week or complete a patch test before you proceed to make sure your skin barrier is not compromised.
Following just one use you will see that your skin is softer with a healthy glow.

In the two step process the first step is the product labelled Peel1. Peel 1 is a scrub with a light yellow colour that has a subtle citrus scent to it. Step 2 labelled Peel 2 is a clear gel with no scent at all.

You begin by gently scrubbing the skin with Peel 1, you will do this for about 1 to 2 minutes. Directly on top of the scrub apply the gel and massage the products into your skin at the same time.

Once you’ve massage, leave it on the skin for 5 minutes allowing it to sit for a few minutes before thoroughly rinsing it off.

Powered by lactic acid, the polish and plump peel reduces age spots, fines lines and wrinkles while vitamin V and peptide protect collagen and brighten your complexion.

This powerful duo is perfect for targeting any of the following concerns:
Aging skin
Free radical damage
Sun damage
Aging skin – fine lines and wrinkles
Anti-Wrinkle Polish and Plump Peel by HydroPeptide, $125

If you’re interested…
Peel 1: PEG-8, Sodium Bicarbonate, Glycerin, Polyethylene, Butylene Glycol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Cetyl Alcohol, Zeolite, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance, Tocopherol, Synthetic Beeswax, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Retinyl Palmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Methylisothiazolinone.

Peel 2: Water, Lactic Acid, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Acetyl Octapeptide-3, Dipeptide Diaminobutyroyl Benzylamide Diacetate, Tripeptide-1, Tripeptide-10 Citrulline, Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Camellia Oleifera (Japanese Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officianalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Echinacea Angustiflolia (Coneflower) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Cucumis Sativua (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Lecithin, Polyquaternium-10, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Aminomethyl Propanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Carbomer, Phenoethanol, Xanthan Gum, Methylisothiazolinone.

This is a vegan product designed for the face.
Want to know exactly which ingredients do what? Check out this blog.

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Let’s Roll: Acnoderm Gel

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Let’s Roll: Acnoderm Gel

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The Acnoderm Gel by Dr Spiller is a decongesting and anti-bacterial gel designed to control the formation of blackheads. The gel will also reduce the appearance of redness and skin impurities.
How does it work? The micronized gel formula penetrates the outer epidermis for ultimate absorption and activity.
The key ingredients include:
Cinnamon bark: Antibacterial for clearer and purified complexion. An antibacterial essential oil rich in antioxidant polyphenols, flavonoids, tannins, vitamins C and K. This oil is more potent than oil extracted from cinnamon leaves.
Sarcosine: A biomimetic amino acid and by-product in glycine synthesis found in tissue to visibly renew a softer, clearer complexion.
Arginine: A biomimetic amino acid to visibly repair and strengthen the skin.
Capryloyl glycine: a biomimetic derivative of glycine, an amino acid found naturally in natural moisturising factor (NMF) and skin.
The gel does not dry out the skin but in fact keeps the skin effectively hydrated, the skin’s natural exfoliating action can work to reduce skin clogging and congestion.
Acnoderm Gel, Dr Spiller, $99

Use the gel following a cleanse day and night and apply 1 to 2 pumps to the affected areas on the face or body.
Check out some of our other products, treatments and tips designed for acneic skin, here.
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High Achiever: Renew complexion

Aging skin will often appear red and splotchy, you may see this appearing in your late 30’s to early 40’s.

You will spot this happening on your face, neck, chest and arms. Sometime it appears when triggered or sometime the red complexion never goes away, sometimes getting worse.

Curious as to why it happens? There are a number of reasons:

Sun damage: Sun exposure can alter the appearance of blood vessels under the skin, creating an overall reddish hue. UV rays penetrate the skin and alter your cellular DNA, producing genetic mutations that can lead to changes in your skin’s texture and colour.

Stress: Stress can have a significant impact on your body and skin being your largest organ, it’s no surprise that it is affected. Stress hormones are responsible for your fight or flight response boosting the body heat, leading to flushed or even blotchy skin.

Read some of our stress management techniques here.

Face Plus also offer a facial specifically targeting stressed skin, read more here.

Alcohol: A glass of wine or two a day not only helps you relax but it also alters your brain ability to regulate vascular control. This causes more blood to rush to the surface of your skin. The more alcohol you drink, the more redness will appear.

Skin products: Certain ingredients can irritate your skin causing inflammation. Mild, milk bases cleansers, fragrance free products and products designed for sensitive skin will be ideal if you have any redness present. Read more here.

Prevention is key, past sun damage has done it’s damage but there are ways to reduce the redness too.
We call this product a high achiever, it not only targets redness but the formula helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, too!

Soothing Serum by HydroPeptide, $199

It targets the redness by calming and comforting or irritated skin. This serum will assist in the reduction of visible redness.

Balance and hydration will be restored whilst it detoxifies and builds the skins defences.
Just after two weeks of use:

97% of the subjects who used this serum reported their complexions appeared more even toned in just 2 weeks.
Other than product options, in clinic laser treatment are available. Read more here.

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Irritation free: Aloe Sensitive Cleansing Milk

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Irritation free: Aloe Sensitive Cleansing Milk

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Harsh scrubs, cleansing wipes and other products you’ve purchased from the supermarket or pharmacy could be doing more harm than good. We understand you love the sensation of the product doing something to your skin, but this isn’t always great, you’re likely further damaging your skin.
The cleansing milk is designed to gently cleanse and smooth reactive and irritated skins while effectively removing all traces of makeup and impurities from the skin.
The formula contains a skin friendly PH that will restore the acid mantle without irritation.
The key ingredients include:
Aloe Vera: Organically sources, intensive moisturiser and antioxidant rich in avonoids, polyphenols, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and zinc. Aloe Vera is soothing and it smooths reactive skin whilst reducing visible redness.
Arginine: An amino acid found naturally in natural moisturising factor and collagen to visibly boost hydration and suppleness.
Caster Oil: An antioxidant bean extract rich in biomimetic triglycerides and fatty acids.
Those with sensitised/ sensitive, reactive, dehydrated and combination skin will see great benefits with this product thanks to it’s hypoallergenic formulated ingredients, it will cleanse without irritating the skin.
If you love to wear heavy makeup we recommend a double cleanse. Use this product morning and night, massaging it all over your face and neck in circular motions. It’s even safe to use around the eyes.
Dr Spiller, Aloe Sensitive Cleansing Milk, $68

If you love a bit of foaming action, Aloe Cleaning GEL light be a better choice for you, this product has been designed for sensitive skin too, read more here.
One of our favourite eye makeup removers go hand in hand with this product, find out more here.
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Thirst factor: Summer Hydrator

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Thirst factor: Summer Hydrator

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It’s important to stay hydrated any time of year, drinking water has so many benefits that we won’t list here, because it’s available here and here.
Young and old, there are certain skin types that are prone to dehydration. Working in an airconditioned environment doesn’t quite help but there is an easy way to protect and hydrate the skin!
The Hydro Collagen Cream by Dr Spiller is a delicate cream formulated to keep the skin soft and to restore moisture to young skins prone to dehydration.
The delicious key ingredients include:
Collagen: A biomimetic protein that visibly supports skin density and a more supply complexion.
Urea: Biomimetic humectant found naturally in natural moisturising factor (NMF) for increased water binding abilities – hydrated for longer!
Lanolin: A natural wax that contains biomimetic wax esters to provide superior moisture barrier function.
Grapeseed oil: A nourishing botanical oil rich in biomimetic triglycerides, fatty acids, lecithin and vitamin E.
Lecithin: Biomimetic protectant found naturally in the acid mantle to protect against trans epidermal water loss.
Vitamin E: A skin-identical potent antioxidant, naturally secreted by the sebaceous gland for environmental moisture protection.
Vitamin C: A potent antioxidant that nurtures natural collagen synthesis for a more supple appearance.
Octyl methoxycinnamate: A non-irritating sunscreen that protects against UVB.
The Hydro Collagen Cream by Dr Spiller, $92

For more mature skin that may be going through menopause we recommend he Collagen Cream by Dr Spiller, read more here.
There are an endless number of creams available to you, curious to see how much moisture is enough for you? Read more here.
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