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Eco & Cruelty Free Skincare

As Australia’s leading resource for breaking news and information about plastic surgery, cosmetic enhancement, and all things aesthetic, we’re proud to report that some of this nation’s biggest players in the beauty world share our devotion to all things green....

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Are You Bikini Ready?

Most of us gain weight in cold weather when low temperatures keep us inside and we tend to indulge in heaps of high-fat comfort foods to chase away the chill. A 2012 study released by the NSW Food Authority and NSW Health revealed that Nearly half of Australians...

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Myth Busting: Anti-Wrinkle Injections

Despite their popularity and proven effectiveness over decades, anti-wrinkle injections are still misunderstood. Sadly, this may keep many people who could benefit from the treatment from seeking it out. In this article, the Costhetics team is on a myth-busting...

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Cellulite Secrets for Everyone

French doctors invented the word cellulite in the 1920’s. Cynics correctly predicted that in the age of Coco Chanel, rapidly rising hemlines and the demise of corsets, the huge French cosmetics industry would soon cash in with miracle cures for this new complaint. The...

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Myth Busting: The Placenta Facial

A History of Celebrity Beauty Misses If you get your beauty advice from celebrities, prepared to be scammed! The red carpet set is famous for spending thousands of dollars on fabulous treatments that turn out to be snake oil. For example: Demi Moore – leech therapy to...

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The Stinky Truth about Unscented Beauty Products

The Costhetics team hopes this article will alert you to and protect you from an egregious cosmetics falsehood that can affect your health.  Beware of Products Labelled “Unscented” Unscented beauty products may be odourless, but that doesn’t mean they were...

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Topical Anti-Wrinkle

One of the conference highlights was a lecture by Dr Jonathan Sykes on a facial rejuvenation technique that uses an established product in a new way. Dr Sykes is Director of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UC Davis Medical Centre in Sacramento, California...

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Sadly, no amount of cosmetic enhancement in the world can help someone with a mental illness known as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), a disorder that drives some people to seek cosmetic surgery or treatment they do not need. BDD and protocols to help surgeons and...

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The Truth About Crazy Beauty Treatments

What do we consider “the worst”? We mean pseudo-science, flash-in-the-pan beauty treatments that pop up like weeds. From snake venom moisturisers to placenta hair masks, bizarre beauty regimes always seem to be in fashion. They sound amazing and are often endorsed by...

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9 Ways You Know “They’re Fake”

Times have changed. This is the age of the reality star. Breast surgeons and patients alike are more keenly attuned to breast enhancement results that are in harmony with a woman’s body. Despite the changing fashion, many celebrities still opt for the look of...

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Alphabet Soup

There are, however, so many organisations with similar acronyms that it can be tough to sort them all out. That’s what we’d like to try to do now. AAFPS - Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery- The Australian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery was formed in...

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Peel Time? Understanding Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are truly “old school,” centuries old in fact. Beauty-conscious women of ancient Egypt used sour milk and grape juice to reduce sun damage and the effects of ageing. The chemical peel process has come a long way since then. Today, one of the most common...

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***Warning! Black Market Butt Lifts

Source: Huffington Post  In the U.S., for example, law-enforcement officials and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons view black-market butt injections as a burgeoning epidemic. Men and women seeking rounder fuller buttocks are literally putting their lives on the...

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Go Into the (Red) Light for Anti-Ageing

“Red light easily penetrates the dermis and can help with a variety of skin conditions,” Jo Martin, clinical director of the UK’s Mapperley Park Clinic and an expert in light therapy, told the Daily Mail in a recent article. Proponents say it is effective in  Fighting...

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Wrinkle Relaxers – Not Just for Wrinkles!

Interestingly, the converse is also true. Certain products used for beauty treatments have proven to have super powers in fighting health problems. One of these stars: cosmetic wrinkle relaxers. Wrinkle relaxers do not only erase facial wrinkles. They also help...

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SPF50+ What is the best sun protection for you?

Australians have good reason to worry about sun protection. According to the Melanoma Institute, Australia has such a high incidence of melanoma that it’s referred to as Australia's national cancer. Melanoma is responsible for 75 percent of all skin cancer deaths in...

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The Good Age Guide to Cosmetic Surgery

In this article, we look at cosmetic enhancement “through the ages” and highlight some of the procedures most commonly performed on people in different age groups. Cosmetic treatments in your 20’s Just barely out of their youth, twenty-something’s are years away from...

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Sunburn In The Snow

People who love to ski and snowboard must be especially alert. Exposure to sun reflecting off snow (known as albedo) puts them at risk of sunburn, premature ageing and dilated capillaries. Meanwhile, extreme cold, wind and altitude can lead to dry skin, dehydration...

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Breast Aug For Over 50’s

In addition to nearly 26,000 facelifts and 24,000 cosmetic eyelid operations, American seniors opted for 5,874 breast reductions 3,339 breast lifts 2,414 breast augmentations If you’re a senior and in generally good health, don’t hesitate to meet with a qualified...

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Facts About Niacinamide

We’re more than skin care experts, however. We’re relentless investigators, working to uncover the latest information about topics that interest our site visitors. One of the hot topics we’ve seen a lot of buzz about is Niacinamide, more commonly known as Vitamin B3....

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You Oughta Be In Pictures

Funny, isn’t it? We look at our skin in the mirror every day when we brush our teeth, put on make-up and comb our hair. You’d think we would notice when it starts to get dry or oily in response to the weather, stress, and other factors. We don’t. We generally don’t...

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Mummy Makeovers: The Journey

Most women look forward to motherhood and pregnancy as a time of joy. But once the little bundle is here, they look in the mirror and go through a host of emotions. Just like motherhood, these emotions can take them on a roller coaster ride... with highs and lows, one...

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Real or Fake? The dangers of fake doctor reviews online

People today are turning to online forums, message boards and other online sources for information on just about everything, including advice on which surgeon to go to for cosmetic surgery. But not everything you see online is genuine feedback or endorsement based on...

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Looking Good Perth!

Western Australia is growing, in many ways and at a faster rate than the rest of the nation. According to the State of the States Report from CommSec issued in April 2013, Western Australia has the country’s best-performing economy. It leads the way in retail trade,...

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Beauty For All Faces

Although most people believe that cosmetic surgery and cosmetic treatments are pretty standard procedures and practically everyone has a similar outcome, this is not the case. Aside from individual differences, there are also common traits and features that surgeons...

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