The Skincare Blog

  • 3 Dermalogica products to combat oily skin

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    Balance is the key to managing oily skin.

    If your skin is experiencing more oil, that doesn't necessarily mean your skin isn't dehydrated - and in most cases, this is the case! It is important to feed your skin with antioxidants and keep it well moisturised morning and night. It is important to know which products are going to help you combat both skin concerns, and remember dehydrated skin attracts oil. Moisturisers that are too rich will, of course, increase oil production! We've gathered some great moisturisers for you so you're sure to find one that you love!

    Dermalogica' Oil Free Matte SPF 30

    Dermalogica's Oil-free broad Spectrum sunscreen is lightweight and helps to prevent shine on oily and breakout-prone skin. A product that should be part of your everyday routine to protect your skin from the sun.

    Dermalogica's Active Moist

    Dermalogica's Active Moist is a great everyday moisturiser that provides effective oil-ree hydration without leaving a greasy after- feel. It's sheer, easy-to-apply formula goes on smoothly and absorbs quickly.

    Dermalogica Skin Hydrating Booster 

    Dermalogica's Skin Hydrating Booster hydrates tissue to smooth the skin, improving suppleness and minimises the appearance of fine lines. A non-greasy formula suitable for all skin types, especially oily skin types. Apply before make-up to enjoy hydrated, dewy and luminous skin.

    Dermalogica is currently 35% off at GLO Skin, the perfect time to stock up on a great moisturiser!

    Does your skin need an extra boost? Book in for a skin treatment with one of our skin therapists!

  • The perfect peel to experience this winter

    Are you ready to peel away the winter dryness on your skin and restore your inner glow? 

    Winter is the best time to treat your skin to a chemical peel. There is less moisture in the air and less sun exposure. Rosacea and eczema can also flare up in the winter due to dry skin which we all know is itchy and uncomfortable. A chemical peel can help address these skin concerns with intense exfoliation and hydration.

    Biosurface peel is available at GLO Skin Body and is a powerful skin resurfacing system from Dermalogica. The treatment aims to reduce acne, pigmentation and signs of premature ageing to reveal smoother, softer and healthier skin. Plus the beauty of this treatment is that there is no down time!

    What can I expect from the treatment?

    After the first three treatments, you can expect to see and feel dramatically improved skin texture and tone, less wrinkles, fewer breakouts and luminous complexion. For optimal results, we recommend spreading the first three treatments over 6 weeks followed by maintenance treatments twice a year.

    Book Now and experience a luminous winter glow! During your treatment, you will also receive a complimentary skin mapping analysis which includes product recommendations and a tailored skin care routine suited to your skin.

  • What is Micellar water?

    Have you heard of Micellar water? It has been a go-to source for light, yet effective, cleansing and makeup removal. A go-to source for makeup artists at photo shoots, brides after their big day and it works a treat after a big night out. Micellar water has the ability to get rid of makeup without the use of water and is the skincare product everyone is talking about!

    Micellar Water was first originated from France and is made from micelles, which are tiny oil molecules suspended in water. I know what you’re thinking? An oily residue will be left on the skin after swiping the oil over your face? The solution doesn’t actually feel oily at all and it is even great for sensitive skin as it never stings! Rather than being made of a foaming solution that contains soaps and harsh chemicals made to grind way dirt, oil, and makeup, the small molecules in micellar waters grab onto the unwanted particles clinging to your skin and it dissolves them.

    Micellar water leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth – like a toner, but excel at cleansing the skin, whilst also leaving it soft and hydrated. There’s no need to rinse after using Micellar Water, making it a skin-loving version of the traditional face wipe. If you prefer the convenience of using a wipe instead of a solution – have no fear, our friends over at Dermalogica have both of them for your convenience!

    Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse Pack $25.00

    Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse Solution $57.00

    How do you use Micellar Water?

    Simply squirt some micellar water onto a make-up remover pad (avoid using tissues – they’re nowhere near as effective) and gently wipe across your eye area and face until all make-up is removed. Do you know what’s even better? Dermalogica have a micellar water solution as well as a wipe solution to suit everyone!

    There is no need to rinse off – however, if your skin type requires a deeper clean, follow up with your regular cleanser to give your skin that thorough clean, which we recommend for oil and acne skin types. We recommend Dermalogica’s Clearing Skin Wash $77.00

    Have you tried Micellar water?

  • Are You Using Your Products In The Wrong Order?

    Getting your skin care routine right and using your products in the right order can sometimes be confusing for some of you. Serums, oils, masks, which one do I use first?

    To make it easy for you, we’ve put together a layering guide to make sure you’re getting it right and making the most out of your products.

    First Step: Serum

    The consistency of a serum is designed to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. Using your serums first will allow the active ingredients in the product to be most effective. Once you’ve applied each of your serums, allow them a moment to absorb into the skin.

    Second Step: Eye Treatments

    Apply your favourite eye cream or serum with your fingertips to the eye area. Keep in mind that some ingredients can irritate the delicate eye area, so stick to using just eye creams around the area!

    Third Step: Moisturisers

    Your moisturiser will provide essential hydration to the skin while locking in the serums nutrients underneath. Make sure you are using a moisturiser to suit you’re your skin type to get the best results. To find out which moisturiser would suit your skin best – send us an email and our skin therapists can help you out!

    Fourth Step: Sunscreen

    Last but not least – your sunscreen! The most vital step in your skincare routine! Your SPF should always be applied last. Your sunscreen will provide a barrier from damaging UV rays without compromising the ingredients applied underneath.

    What about night time?

    Simply replace your morning serum with a Vitamin A or AHA serum, and substitute your day moisturiser for an active night moisturiser and get some beauty sleep!

    Did you find these tips helpful? If you have any questions or concerns regarding your skincare routine, we would love to help you!

  • 5 Tips For Glowing Skin

    Your skin is your biggest organ in the body and what we see on the outside is a reflection of what’s going on on the inside.

    You’ve probably heard it before, but again, it’s about eating clean foods that your body knows how to digest and transform into nutrients.

    Processed and packaged foods are hard for the body to breakdown, which can lead to a number of health issues and really stops you from glowing.

    So what to do? Cut the crap – sugar, alcohol, packaged and processed foods.

    Instead, try these 5 tips:

    1.Eat your green leafy vegetables! Not only are they extremely affordable, eating a wide variety of them every day gives you basically every micronutrient your body could ever need. They fight free radicals which cause aging and also act as an anti-inflammatory, decreasing under-eye circles, puffiness, redness, and blotches.

    1. Feed your skin with good fats – Omega-3’s! They are anti-inflammatory and hormonal balancing. Some great examples are fish, eggs, avocado, seeds and nuts (especially walnuts).
    1. Drink hot water with lemon and ginger every morning as soon as you wake up! The water will wake up your digestive system, the ginger will work as a scraper, and the lemon will help to detox and flush the system out so you can better absorb the food you’re about to put into it.
    1. Take a break from caffeine and alcohol. They are heating, and heat causes inflammation both internally and externally to the body and skin.
    1. Get more spices into your diet. They have tremendous health and skin benefits. They increase blood flow and circulation, are packed with vitamins and minerals, fight inflammation, help create a stronger UV shield in your skin and promote the production of collagen. Our favourite for skin is turmeric!

    What's your favourite skin super-food?

  • Dermalogica’s New IonActive Power Treatment Available at GLO Skin Body!

    Are you ready to supercharge your skin and say goodbye once and for all to your skin concerns?

    Our most advanced skincare brand, Dermalogica has just launched the new IonActive System and it's now available right now!

    Whatever your skin concern may be, whether it be acne, dehydration, hyperpigmentation or skin ageing, this powerful system offers multiple treatment solutions personalised for you.

    So how does it work? The customisable system is comprised of six formulas: four IonActives and two Gelloids. The IonActives are active concentrates that are applied directly to the skin. This is followed by professional modalities and massage techniques to drive active ingredients more quickly and deeply into the skin.

    The system is ideal for anyone who wants:

    • Enhanced product penetration and performance
    • Advanced skin health solutions with visible results
    • Treatment personalisation
    • Highly advanced results using technology and customised bio-charged formulations
    • Supercharged skin results with no downtime and a highly-memorable sensorial experience

    Winter is the BEST time to get on top of your skin treatments because our skin is less exposed to the suns inflammation so treatment results are far more effective.

    The IonActive System is exclusively offered to GLO Skin Body clients by our professionally trained skin therapists who we promise will look after you.

    Book Now! 

  • Our Favourite Winter Skin Treatments

    As the desire to cover up and hibernate sets in, we see winter as a great opportunity to get on top of your skin treatments! Winter is the time of the year when we are less exposed to the sun's harsh heat so it’s less likely to have any reactions to treatments, including chemical peels. It also makes it an ideal time to book treatments that require recovery time and a full-body cover up, as we’re doing that anyway.

    On top of this, it also means we may be able to treat you more safely and on higher treatment parameters, making treatments far more effective.

    Whether it’s scheduling laser hair removal or banishing dull skin with a chemical peel, these two treatments are better to do now than any other time of the year.


    Much of the benefits of laser hair removal is based on the skin tone. It needs to be even and tan-line free for the best results so it’s the best thing to do in winter because there is less sun exposure.

    Most clients should be treated every 4-6 weeks. The average number of sessions is usually 6-8.


    Peels remove superficial layers of the skin to encourage cell turnover, which can temporarily increase openness and sensitivity to the elements. Since they make the skin vulnerable to the sun, winter is a good time to try one.

    Due to the excessive indoor heating and the cold wind outside, the skin becomes dry and irritated and our complexion is dull. Skin-soothing botanicals are applied during a peel to calm any irritation and give you a radiant glow without the sun.

    Don’t wait till its too late. Take advantage of laser hair removal and chemical peels before summer rolls around, so you will be smooth and hair free for good.

    Book in a skin consultation with our skin therapists today to find out which treatment is best suited to your skin.

  • Say goodbye to unwanted hair!

    Sick and tired of shaving and waxing and being told your skin is too dark and your hair is too light for laser hair removal? We hear you.

    Good news! Super Fast Hair Removal (SFHR) has landed at GLO Skin Body and is a fast, gentle and effective way to remove that unwanted hair and prepare your bodies for summer AND it doesn’t discriminate on hair or skin colour. A pain-free and permanent alternative to waxing and shaving (who has time for that these days).

    How does it work?

    SFHR works by directing concentrating light and heat into the hair follicle inhibiting the hair’s ability to grow without disrupting or damaging the skin’s surface.

    The SFHR hand piece gradually generates and increases heat to the hair follicle and it’s surrounding tissue well below the skin’s surface, preventing regrowth of the hair. Rather than bombarding your skin with high amounts of Joules (energy), SFHR fires multiple shots but at low joules and gently heats the hair follicle to the heat needed and the most you will fell is a warm and tingling sensation.

    What are the benefits?

    Designed with sensitive skin in mind, SFHR can be used on any part of the body and targets different skin types whilst ensuring maximum results.

    Another great advantage of the SFHR is that unlike many other lasers and light systems, the SFHR machine can treat most hair colours successfully, including dark hair, blonde hair, light brown and red and in some cases achieve great results with grey hair.

    What about skin tone or colour?

    We can treat most skin types including skin types 1,2,3,4 and 5. Skin type 1 being the lightest and 5 being the darkest.

    Treatment should occur every 4-6 weeks over 6-8 average sessions. The great thing about this treatment is there is absolutely no down time.

    Like to learn more or book in for your FREE first consultation? Call us today on 1300 828 131 or book online at

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  • What to look out for with Moles?

    How often do you check your moles and skin irregularities??

    Here is a great article about what to look for and how to treat skin

    It is recommended to have an annual skin check, also during your treatments with us we can keep an eye out and let you know if we come across anything suspicious.

    The following is form the International Dermal Institute and to read more visit dermal

    Skin cancer is on the rise. In fact, more than 3.5 million cases of skin cancers are diagnosed annually in more than 2 million people. That’s roughly 1 in 5 people that will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. But skin cancer is just the beginning; it could lead or develop into other types of cancer. Checking for skin cancer or suspicious markings should be as easy as your ABC’s, which is the exact guide skin care experts have developed for looking for visible changes on the skin.

    With the advancement of technology there is a variety of tools available, such as the UMSkinCheck app available via iTunes. This app sends automatic reminders and offers step-by-step instructions for a skin self-exam. It also provides pictures of various types of skin cancers for comparison with any questionable markings on the skin you may encounter. But for those who aren’t as technologically savvy, the classic method of checking will still help.

    Follow the ABCDE’s of mole detection to check for potential risks and red flags:

    Asymmetrical: an irregularly shaped mole. Borders: the borders/edges of the mole are uneven. Color: the mole is multi-colored. Diameter: the mole is larger in diameter than 6mm (about the width of the top of a pencil). Evolving: the mole has changed over time. Firm: the mole is harder than surrounding tissue and doesn’t flatten if you press it. Growing: the mole is getting gradually larger.

    For some there are just a few weeks left of summer; however, the prevention of skin cancer should be year round because ultraviolet (UV) rays are always present. Follow these tips for prevention and protection from UV rays:

    • Apply a teaspoon to the face and a shotglass amount to the body of a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) SPF daily (yes, everyday). Apply 30 minutes before going outside.

    • Ensure protection by wearing minimum SPF15, however SPF30 is preferable.

    • Reapply every two hours.

    • Seek shade, do not burn.

    • Exfoliate! It not only smooths and freshens skin, it helps to remove possible precancerous cells before they become dangerous.

    • Face-kinis are all the rage in Qingdao, China. This light cloth looks much like a ski mask but allows one to enjoy the water and sand without the effects of the sun, much like wearing a long-sleeved shirt.

    • Increase intake of antioxidants, fruits and vegetables. A variety of foods have been found to help minimize the attack of free-radical damage and even help protect us from the inside out. Drink moderate amounts of green tea or coffee, and consuming berries (such as blueberries, raspberries, cherries), colored peppers, red ripe tomatoes, turmeric root, and cocoa have all been found to be some of nature’s antioxidants.

    There are advances in genetic testing that can be done for those with a family history to identify potential threats and incorporate a possible vaccination. One such case is the catalytic DNA molecule (DNAzyme) that looks promising in vivo efficacy in the treatment of some types of cancer.1 PD1, while still in the early stages of clinical trials, is making waves as a potential for anticancer immunotherapy.2 Increased levels of the protein Panx1 is being further studied as a potential in treating melanoma (the deadliest form of skin cancer).3 And two studies suggest that two peptide agents used either together or individually with a low-dose of a standard chemotherapy drug might offer more effective cancer therapy than current standard single-drug treatments.4

    You can still enjoy your time in the sun, just remember your sun smarts and use your ABCDEFG’s when examining your skin!


    1 Rogers, HW, Weinstock, MA, Harris, AR, et al. Incidence estimate of nonmelanoma skin cancer in the United States, 2006. Arch Dermatol 2010; 146(3):283-287

    2 Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 11, 602 (August 2012) | doi:10.1038/nrd3807

    3 Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 11, 601 (August 2012) | doi:10.1038/nrd3806


  • SPF Doesn't matter in winter right?

    SPF In Winter

    Across Australia the move from the scorching Summer heat to cool winter brings with it changes to our skincare routine. Maybe something a little heaver for a moisturiser, additional protection for the lips maybe? One of the last things on everyone's mind is SPF sun protection.


    UV radiation exposure increases 4-5 percent with every 300m above sea level

    Skiers and Snowboarders should take note! According to the US skin cancer foundation, the higher the altitude the greater exposure you are having to damaging UV rays - not to mention that snow reflects and intensifies sunlight. So if you find yourself heading for the slopes this winter, ensure you apply & re-apply a SPF30+ sunscreen.

    Up to 80 percent of the suns rays can generate the clouds

    If the sun isn't shining, it doesn't mean you aren't being exposed to strong UV-A rays that cause premature raging and potentially skin cancer.

    Melanomas of the scalp and neck make up 6% of all melanomas, but cause 10% of all melanoma deaths

    If you have suffered a burnt scalp and the embarrassing peeling that follows, knows how painful and uncomfortable it can be. So if your going outside (cloudy or not, cold or not) then put on a hat to protect your scalp.

    Wearing a sunscreen can slow the aging process by 24%

    This is really exciting! a 2013 study published in the Annals of internal medicine found that test subjects who used sunscreen daily decreased the speed of the skin's ageing process by 24% compared to the group that did not. Now if thats not a reason to use a sunscreen I don't know what is. Whatever your activities are as we get closer to winter, remember it's just as important to slip, slop, slap now than it is in Summer.

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