Skincare and Anti-aging

Freckle love

Emma Stone drew on freckles for the red carpet

At the SAG Awards, the big-eyed stunner appeared to be sporting faux freckles drawn over her foundation, as someone helpfully pointed out on this Reddit thread.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Just another reason to embrace yours.

Choice suds

5 bar soaps beauty editors love

After a long time in beauty exile, bar soaps are finally trendy again.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE After a long time in beauty exile, bar soaps are finally trendy again.

Beauty hack

The easiest way to check if you have dry skin

Tracey Strange Who needs a dermatologist when you have this nifty trick up your sleeve?

Beauty tricks

How to get rid of a pimple, fast

Pimples are inevitable and require a considered approach.

Tracey Strange When it comes to pimples, a little violence is sometimes called for.

New age attitude

Study reveals our anti-ageing attitudes are changing

A new study has found that many women don’t, in fact, want to wind back the clock and look significantly younger by plunging into a vat of anti-ageing cream and injectables.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Women no longer want to eradicate every wrinkle from their face, according to a new study.

New study

Is your sunscreen as safe as it says it is?

Slipping, slopping and slapping might not prevent sunburn and ageing after all, as a study has found many sunscreens fail to live up to the claims on their labels.

ANDREA O'NEIL Slipping, slopping and slapping might not prevent sunburn and ageing after all.


Beauty taboo

Getting over adult chickenpox

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Yes, adult chickenpox is as bad as they say it is.

Tired eyes?

Here's how to get rid of those nasty eye bags


KATHLEEN LEE JOE So, the Christmas party came and went and it was swell, but now you have to deal with the aftermath.

Beauty beat

Would you try a 'facelift diet'?

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Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling finds inner beauty with a facelift diet and freshens up her manicure colour with spring pastels.

Serum secrets

What to look for in a serum

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Tracey Strange After a serum that actually works? Tracey Strange outlines the basics of what to look for.

Sun smart

The new forms of sun protection you didn’t know you needed

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE You’ve heard it before, but here it is again: The most important thing you can do to prevent premature ageing is to wear sunscreen. Every. Single. Day.

Ew ew ew

The only way to pop a pimple

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Kathleen Lee Joe Though our usual zit be-gone remedy is squeezing until our eyes flood with tears, this is so, so wrong.

Cosmetic surgery

'My mother's facelift upset the family'

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Anna van Praagh Cosmetic surgery doesn't affect only the patient, as Anna van Praagh recalls.

Mature makeup

A handy guide to menopausal makeup


KATHLEEN LEE JOE While there’s an abundance of information on what foods to eat and what herbal supplements to take during menopause, there’s not a whole lot dedicated to looking gorgeous for a Saturday night out.

Body image

What I've learned from painting portraits of naked women

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Claire Cohen Artist Aleah Chapin opens up about body image and the perils of social media.

Sun smart

Everything you need to know about your time in the sun


SARAH BERRY A must-read before you hit the beach this weekend.

Sleep study

This is the exact amount of sleep your body needs, scientists say


Katy Young A new study may have the answer to that big burning question: how much sleep do we really need?

Healthy skin

Skincare - what really works?

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Tracey Strange How can you know a serum works when it's designed to prevent something that hasn't happened yet?

Summer skincare

Everything you need to know about dry skin...


Aileen Nakhle ... and what you can do about it.

Final word

Are hand dryers unhygienic?

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Let's clear this up once and for all.

Botox warning

Botox may 'stunt emotional growth' in young people


CATHERINE RODIE Clinical practitioners in the UK have warned that Botox may 'stunt emotional growth' in young people.

Chantelle Brown-Young

Model with rare skin disease becomes new face of Spanish brand Desigual's fall campaign


LIVIA GAMBLE America's Next Top Model contestant Chantelle Brown-Young was four years old when white patches appeared on her skin but that hasn't stopped her from taking on the modelling world.

Beauty beat

Get summer ready with glossy hair and moisture-packed skin

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Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling tries a hair-gloss treatment and tracks down the latest skincare boosters.

Beauty beat

Prep for spring with glowing skin and a super long-lasting manicure

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Stephanie Darling The week's beauty run down courtesy of Stephanie Darling.

Soak it up

Your guide to taking a (proper) bath


KATHLEEN LEE JOE With dimmed lights, your most zen playlist and these relaxing do-it-yourself soaks, you’ll soon emerge a relaxed, delicately scented, better you.

How sun sees you

This is your freaky skin after too much sun


Laura Vitto Our mums weren't kidding around when they demanded we slather on the sunscreen.


#LoveYourLines Instagram account wants us to change the way we see stretch marks


Effie Mann Now, this is an empowerment project we can get behind.

Beauty secrets

How to master this Korean beauty secret

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Watch Korean dramas or tune into SBS PopAsia on any given Sunday morning and you’ll know the look I’m talking about.

Ideal-Woman Rubber Mask

The Onion pokes fun at the beauty industry, is spot-on

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Are you sick and tired of slapping on a full face of makeup before you go to work every morning?

Beauty buzzwords

Your guide to reading beauty labels

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE You try to avoid foods with preservatives, flavour enhancers and other nasty E-numbers, but how about your beauty products? When it comes to reading labels on eye creams and makeup, things get very complex indeed.

Beauty beat

Illuminating masks and long-lasting foundation for a sunny complexion mid-winter

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Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling finds the secret ingredient for glowing winter skin.

Pedi health

What you need to know about pedicures

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Christina Ianzito Gross alert: you may need a pedicure, but you really don’t need it to be a risky event.

Beauty nostalgia

Would you try 80s beauty again?

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Leoni Barlow While the decade did include the odd beauty blunder (perms, for one) there are a few key looks that are making a stylish comeback.

Three of the best

Body oils to lather on dry winter skin


Add some super hydration and glorious scent to your winter moisturising routine.

Beauty truths

Why I'll never use a microbead face scrub again

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That's right, I discovered the truth about microbeads.

Hand care

How to fix your winter-ravaged hands

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Leonie Barlow Combat winter's drying chill with these tried and true products for smooth skin and healthy nails.

Alphabet beauty

Confused about BB, CC and DD face creams?


Leonie Barlow We thought it was about time we cleared up any confusion.

Super beauty?

What's with all the super food-beauty collaborations?


JULIA TEEN More frequently, cosmetic developers are using health-food aisle ingredients in their products. But are these super foods as effective externally as they are internally?

Winter beauty

We try new Chanel brights, a Moisturise massage and source expert winter haircare tips

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Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling's weekly beauty round-up.

Beautiful bacteria

Have you ever tried not washing?

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE Could the secret to healthy skin be a friendly coating of bacteria?

Beauty Beat

Essential travel items, expert advice and the latest in hot-iron technology

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Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling becomes a willing guinea pig, with uplifting results – and discovers life's little travel essentials.

Kissed by the sun

Reasons to embrace your beauty spots

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE As our definition of beauty becomes ever more elastic, freckles and moles have become features worth highlighting, not concealing. All ye fair maidens, rejoice!


5 Korean beauty trends to try

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KATHLEEN LEE JOE South Korea, the home of eyelash extensions, blotting tissues, super-concentrated serums and BB and CC cream, is said to be 12 years ahead of the rest of the world in terms of beauty.

Beauty staples

Replenish your beauty kit with these four staples

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GENEVIEVE ROSEN Eye drops and paper towels might not be glamorous, but at least they’re hard-working.

Sweaty benefits

Did you know sweating can actually give you younger-looking skin?

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Gretchen Reynolds Exercise not only appears to keep skin younger, it may also even reverse skin ageing in people who start exercising late in life, according to surprising new research.

Beauty lingo

What beauty labels are really telling us

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Tracey Strange It can sometimes feel as though it would take a science degree to understand what you're really putting on your skin.

Cheap and simple

Get skin like Cate Blanchett, without spending all of your money

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RACHEL CLUN Yes they earn bajillions of dollars but that doesn't mean celebrities don't have their favourite budget beauty buys.

Healthy skin

What to eat for healthy skin

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Casey Seidenberg If you are struggling with skin problems, pay attention to these nutrients...

Summer skin

Refresh your summer skin

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NICOLE ELPHICK After the sweat, sunscreen and sea salt, your skin needs a little TLC.

Beauty beat

Have you tried blue mascara?


Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling finds joy in being blue, discovers a concentrate with a feel-good factor and takes a whole heap of weight off her feet.

Skin secret

Have you tried this simple beauty trick?

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Debra D. Bass The latest beauty 'wonder drug' is probably already a resident in your kitchen cupboard.

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