Skincare and Anti-aging

Pedi health

What you need to know about pedicures

MILAN, ITALY - JUNE 23: Ansar Bibirakhmetoba is seen wearing a Helmut Lang pants and Zara shoes before Etro show on June 23, 2014 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Vanni Bassetti/Getty Images)

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?

circa 1985:  American model and actor Brooke Shields smiles while walking through an airport with her purse and a duffel bag. She wears a dark hat with a white brim, and holds a pair of sunglasses.  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02:  Alexa Chung (Bag detail) attends the British Fashion Awards 2013 held at the London Coliseum on December 2, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

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

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Lily Cole attends the VIP preview day of The Chelsea Flower Show at The Royal Hospital Chelsea on May 19, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

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

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 24:  Song Hye-Kyo poses for photographs on October 24, 2011 in Seoul, South Korea.  (Photo by Ten Asia/Multi-Bits via Getty Images)

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?

Woman after workout outdoor.

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

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02:  Cate Blanchett arrives at the 86th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

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

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02:  Actress Cate Blanchett attends the 86th Oscars held at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jeff Vespa/WireImage)

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.

Beauty ingredients

What exactly are you rubbing on your face?

Keeping my skin clean

ELEANOR PENDLETON From bee venom to snail mucus, we look at some of the weird and wonderful ingredients appearing in beauty products.

Skin check

You need to know about MoleMapping


NICOLE ELPHICK We go road testing to find out exactly how they let you know whether that mole is just a cute freckle or a cause for grave concern.


Learning to love my freckles

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STEPHANIE WOOD "When I was a freckled kid, suffering through an Australian summer, the internet was barely a twinkle in a computer scientist's eye."

Beauty recovery

Hey party animal, do you have a recovery plan?


Lisa Haynes When party hangovers strike, follow these tricks to camouflage the evidence.

Organic beauty

Is organic beauty essential or indulgent?

Beautiful woman

Cassy Small The secret to glowing skin and luscious locks or an overpriced gimmick?

Beauty sleep

Do we really need our 'beauty sleep'?

Woman sleeping on bed

Tom Valeo Researchers in Sweden studied photographs of people before and after sleep deprivation to find out.

Expert advice

How does a dermatologist look after their own skin?


NICOLE ELPHICK You actually don’t need drawers full of products for great skin.

Eye creams

Do eye creams really work?

Marion Cotilard and her stunning skin.

NICOLE ELPHICK Or are they just glorified moisturisers in tiny containers?

Skincare spending

Why do we spend so much on skincare products?


Winnie Salamon Perhaps, despite the lack of tangible results, these rituals simply make us feel better.

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Face oils

Don't be scared to rub oil on your face

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18:  Jennifer Lawrence attends the Premiere of 'Jimmy P. (Psychotherapy Of A Plains Indian)' at The 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2013 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

NICOLE ELPHICK They're making a comeback as way of balancing complexions.

Beauty tips

The products that take years off your age


Shonagh Walker The secret little wonder products to know about.

Sponsored post

A day in the life on an Ella Baché owner

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Advertorial Samantha Doolan, owner of Ella Baché Mordialloc in Victoria, reveals what it’s like to own her own beauty salon.

Beauty rules

Ten things to know about beauty

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Cassy Small Some of Australia's leading beauty experts share the ultimate list of beauty rules to abide by.


He's on a horse

Beauty advice from the Old Spice Guy

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NICOLE ELPHICK While he's here in Australia we asked the Old Spice Guy about his small towel collection and other pressing questions.

Banish blackheads

A handy manual for banishing blackheads


NICOLE ELPHICK Getting them under control in a few simple steps.

Even skin tone

How to get even skin tone

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 04:  Actress Kerry Washington arrives at the 2013 Disney/ABC Television Critics Association's summer press tour party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 4, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

NICOLE ELPHICK With a little help from your new friend, CC cream.

Tips and tricks

What to do about sensitive skin


NICOLE ELPHICK Skin on red alert? You're not the only one, but there is help at hand.

Beauty fixes

How to deal with trouble zones

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ELIZA ASHE Many women find spider veins or facial hair a problem – but no one talks about them much.