CosBeauty Magazine

November 2021 - January 2022

CosBeauty Magazine (CBM) is the authoritative, number-one magazine dedicated to lifestyle, health and beauty. Features include the latest global and local beauty trends, new product and technology updates, and articles on the future of wellness, health and appearance medicine with expert interviews by leaders in the health and beauty space. CBM is the go-to guide for anyone looking to enhance their life – whether it’s cosmetic surgery, cult-status beauty buys or the latest way to detox your mind, body and soul. It’s the fresh way to look at beauty and appearance medicine.

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in this issue

2 min
from the editor

Spring has always been a time of hope and this year, after many experiencing lockdown and isolation, this sentiment feels especially true. As restrictions have eased, life is gradually returning to some kind of normal. But while some things remain the same, lockdown has irrevocably changed many aspects of our lives, and this includes our beauty and skincare rituals and how we view ourselves – literally. For most of 2021, video calls replaced in-person interactions and with this came increased scrutiny of our physical appearance. A recent survey (page 94) of Australians reveals that we have become more critical of our appearance in the past 12 months due to digital interactions, and it’s not hard to imagine this is happening globally. In addition to looking ‘tired’, ‘drawn’ and ‘older’, the study…

5 min
beauty insider

@cosbeauty MEDIK8 LAUNCHES NEW SOLUTION TO PIGMENTATION Do you have areas of hyperpigmentation, age spots or uneven skin tone? Oxy-R Peptides, the latest science-backed product to join the Medik8 Peptide Family, offers new hope for an even-toned complexion. The key ingredient is 1% oxyresveratrol, which has been shown to be 33 times more effective than kojic acid at blocking tyrosinase (the main enzyme in melanin production) and 45 times more effective than resveratrol. Read our full article on this impressive new product on page 36. RRP: $124 for 2 x 10ml bottles Where to buy: Available at www.Medik8.com.au and Medik8 clinics throughout Australia NEW LAUNCH FOR SKINSTITUT Skinstitut launches Expert, a new dermatologist-endorsed anti-ageing skincare range for proven results. Expert earns its name not just from the brand’s strong links to the professional skincare industry but because…

12 min
the rise & rise of celebrity beauty brands

Elizabeth Taylor started it, Iman reigned supreme in the 90s, Kylie Jenner made US$420 million in her first 18 months and now ScarJo and Halsey are giving it a red-hot go. Even if it wasn’t spelled out in the headline, you’d know in a heartbeat we’re talking about celebrity beauty brands. Celebs have long been walking and talking endorsements and ambassadors for fashion and beauty brands, monetising their fame by being the face of a product or campaign. But it appears this is no longer enough for these beauty-preneurs – they are now creating their own successful beauty brands in rapid succession. The phenomenal success of these brands isn’t just because of their name on the label – these products have some serious research and science to back them. The epic rise…

2 min
the new pigmentation triple threat

Uneven skin tone? We’ve got you covered! Medik8’s Oxy-R Peptides is a new brightening peptide solution which helps tackle pigmentation from three different angles, helping to fade the appearance of skin discolouration and unveil visibly brighter, more even-toned skin. Oxyresveratrol is at the heart of the Oxy-R Peptides formula, an antioxidant that boasts potent brightening and anti-inflammatory properties. One of Oxyresveratrol’s main benefits is its ability to help inhibit tyrosinase, the main enzyme responsible for melanin production. Studies* have shown oxyresveratrol is 33 times more effective in inhibiting tyrosinase production than kojic acid and 45 times more effective than resveratrol. Oxyresveratrol is highly unstable, which makes Oxy-R Peptides even more groundbreaking – for the first time ever, Medik8 have stabilised it at an ultra-high concentration of 1%, delivering the highest available strength…

2 min
q&a with daniel isaacs

WHY DOES MEDIK8 FOCUS ON PEPTIDES? One of the frontrunners in cutting-edge skincare science, peptides are proven to be truly powerful in targeting many different skin concerns. At Medik8, we have harnessed the many different powers of peptides in our Peptide Family of products. We have designed the range to be the perfect addition to our proven CSA philosophy (vitamin C and sunscreen by day, vitamin A by night) to transform your CSA foundation into a bespoke routine made especially for you. WHY ARE PEPTIDES IMPORTANT IN A SKINCARE ROUTINE? Peptides might be in the spotlight for their incredible skin plumping powers, but peptides are way more than a one-trick pony. Each peptide has a different action on the skin. Not just for skin ageing but also for tackling skin dullness, hyperpigmentation, antiglycation,…

1 min
summertime skincare

The skin you’re in is a complex, multifunctioning organ, constantly renewing and adapting to environmental assaults and hormonal changes. And that’s why it’s important to switch up your skincare routine and products as the seasons change and give it a helping hand. If your skin tends to freak out as the mercury begins to soar and humidity levels rise, there are measures you can take to keep it happy. We asked Sydney dermatologist Dr Burcu Kim (drburcukim.com) what transitional skincare really means and why it’s so important.…