The Skincare Blog

  • Introducing the NEW BioSurface Peel from Dermalogica

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    It is very exciting to announce that from August the 4th GLO Skin Body Treatment Centre's will be offering the NEW BioSurface Peel from Dermalogica.

    What is Biosurface Peel?

    BioSurface™ Peel is a powerful skin resurfacing system from the skin health experts at Dermalogica and The International Dermal Institute. It helps reduce breakouts, pigmentation and signs of premature aging to reveal smoother, brighter and softer skin.

    Your skin therapist will tailor a series of treatments and a home care regime to help you achieve a smoother, renewed and brighter complexion. A series of 6 treatments is recommended followed by regular maintenance is recommended.

    Why do I need it?

    Chemical peels are one of the most popular professional skin care services today because they can improve the quality, texture and tone of the skin. But they can also produce severe side effects such as inflammation, discoloration and scarring for up to several months. With BioSurface Peel, you can get the same powerful results without the associated risks or downtime. In fact, your skin will look and feel healthier than ever!

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    What can I expect?

    Most clients experience noticeable results within three treatments, from fewer wrinkles and fine lines to smoother texture and reduced breakouts. Results will vary depending on your skin condition and how frequently you receive BioSurface Peel treatments.

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    How does BioSurface Peel work?

    BioSurface Peel is designed to work with the skin’s chemistry, not against it. When performed by a certified skin care professional, it safely removes dull outer layers of skin and helps the skin underneath regenerate for better health and radiance.

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    Where can I get the BioSurface Peel Treatment?

    This treatment will be available at our Skin Treatment Centre's in Crows Nest and Cherrybrook from the 4th of August, 2014. Book Now at or call us on 1300 828 131 to find out more information

    What do I need to do post-treatment?

    Your skin condition, skin concerns and dedication to post-treatment care will impact the frequency and results of BioSurface Peel treatments. Ideally, a series of treatments are performed over a three- to 12-week period, followed by maintenance treatments twice a year.

    Immediately after your BioSurface Peel treatment, your skin may appear red and flushed. As your skin goes through the renewal process, it is normal to experience dryness, redness and tightness, as well as some peeling or flaking within a week. You may also notice a temporarily more pronounced appearance of pigmentation as it rises to the skin’s surface. These side effects will subside quickly with proper post-treatment care, starting with the BioSurface Peel After Care Kit.


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    For more information please call 1300 828 131, or complete an online consultation form, or connect with us through any of our social media channels; Facebook, Twitter or Google +. We are serious about skin health and helping you achieve the best skin possible.

    Detailed information about the BioSurface Peel provided above is copyright of Dermalogica Inc, Australia. Chandos, NSW 2065.


  • GLO Skin Body Team Favourite's Continued...


    Winter skincare is so important, last week we shared with you a few of the favourite winter products from team GLO. Here are some more to help you keep your skin healthy during the cold months.


    GLO Skin Body Customer Service

    So, Tanya, you're a busy working mum, what is your favourite winter product?

    "After a long day there's nothing I love more than to light a beautiful candle, run a hot bath and soak in Dermalogica's Hydro-active mineral salts. The naturally warming Coriander, Cinnamon and Ginger helps my body ease into a deep relaxation. As a busy mum of two active young boys, this is just want I need!"

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    GLO Skin Body Customer Service

    Another hard working mum of three, what is your must have Dermalogica product for winter?

    "During the winter months, I have to be more conscious that my skin remains well hydrated and sensitivity remains calm. With its heavy, creamy consistency, Super Rich Repair gives my skin that nourishment it needs- just like a big drink of water! Plus keeps my Rosacea free from flare ups"


    GLO Skin Body Skin Centre Director

    Sarah, you are also a mum for three. How do you ensure your skin stays healthy all winter?

    "In winter to stay warm, I find myself having more showers and baths yet this can really cause my skin to become dry and flaky (particularly on the legs). The Dermalogica UltraRich Body Cream is non greasy and absorbs easily and when i use this morning and night, my is kept feeling supple and well moisturised and I avoid having those dry looking legs which often comes with the cold."

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    And that is the last of our blogs about winter skincare. Please get in touch with us at GLO Skin Body My Advice for personalised skincare advice.

    Our next series of blogs will be all about stress and the skin. Stay tuned...

  • GLO Skin Body Team Favourite's for Winter



    As we hit the middle of winter and begin to think will this cold ever end? I thought I would share with you some of the GLO Skin Body Team's favourite winter products to keep your skin healthy throughout these winter months.



    GLO Skin Body Skin Therapist 

    What are your favourite winter products Saori?

    #1. “My favourite product in winter is the Dermalogica's Climate Control lip Treatment. My lips really suffer from the winter weather and heating leaving them looking and feeling really dry. This little product is packed with goodness like shea butter, vitamin E and lavender that keeps my lips nourished, hydrated and protected. It’s like a little lip therapist working on my lips all the timeand leaves my lips ready for a kiss!!"

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    #2. “My other favourite winter product is Dermalogica's Overnight Repair Serum: This product synchronises with nigh time circadian rhythms and contains a cocktail of powerful and healing essential oils. Such as argan oil, rose oil and carrot oil to help promote firmness, minimises fine lines, enhances cell renewal and boosts skin luminosity.  I would love you too to make this your love product.”

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    GLO Skin Body Skin Therapist 

    You've just come back from a beach side holiday, but what are your favourite winter products?

    #1. "My most favourite winter product is Dermalogica's Hydro-Active Mineral Salts A stress reducing sea salt body therapy for a skin remineralizing bath soak!  Essential oils that help to purify the skin and stimulate the senses!  With sea salt and seaweed to help soften, skin is left revitalized with a smooth finish!  A definite must have this winter!"

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    #2. "My go-to product for this winter! Best time to treat pigmentation and uneven skin tone is winter time! Dermalogica's Tri-Active Cleanse brightens and exfoliates in one easy step! Skin is left feeling ultra clean and hydrated! A must have this winter!"

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    GLO Skin Body Skin Therapist 

    So, Kellie, what Dermalogica products do you need to survive the winter?

    #1. "My go too winter product is amazing...The Dermalogica Multi Vitamin Power Recovery Masque! One of my absolute favorites. Especially during the winter months, full of concentrated vitamins, this masque rejuvenates, enhances barrier properties, increases elasticity, soothes calms rehydrates and nourishes your skin. It leaves your skin feeling revitalized. A must have this winter"

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    #2. "One of the best winter products that I'm in love with is Dermalogica's Skin Hydration Booster this is a concentrated versatile product using under a masque for intense hydration or under your moisturizer applied directly to your skin. This amazing little product helps keep your skin hydrated in the harsh dry winter days! With algae extracts Lifting up moisture levels and minimizing fine lines!"

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    Next week we will have more winter favourites from the GLO Team!


  • Winter Skincare to make your skin GLO

    Everyone feels changes in their skin during winter. Whether it is dryer, flakky or tight, we all need to ensure that during the colder months we are looking after our skin from head to toe. And that includes adjusting our routine to meet the changing needs of our skin.


    These are our top 10 winter skincare tips and the Dermalogica products to match to make your skin GLO!

    1. Switch out your foaming cleanser for a soothing gel cream


    Our skin's pH is acidic and non-lathering cleansers have a neutral pH, so they don't disturb the pH balance of the skin and are much less drying. You can try a soothing gel cream during winter instead of foaming and non-lathering cleansers to replenish lipids and soothe sensitivity. Try Dermalogica’s UltraCalming CleanserIt is an extremely gentle cleansing gel/cream that can either be rinsed off or gently removed with tissue or The Sponge Cloth.

    2. Remember to still exfoliate

    Exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells that are blocking the moisturising ingredients from getting through. Some people think that you should lay off the exfoliation in winter, but it is just as important, you just need to ensure you are being gentle on the skin and not using anything to aggressive. Try Dermalogica's Daily ResurfacerThis product can be used daily as a leave-on exfoliating treatment that brightens, hydrates, evens skin tone, and delivers dramatic smoothing results.

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    There is also the option of Daily Microfoliant, our #1 exfoliant. This gentle, rice-based exfoliating powder activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes that micro-exfoliate dead cells, instantly leaving skin smoother and brighter. 

    3. Add moisture to your skin with a toner

    You can layer on hydration and reduce tightness by spritzing after cleansing and throughout the day over makeup. The benefitof using a toner in the wintertime is that it returns your skin;s pH back to normal after cleansing. Choose from MultiActive TonerAntioxidant HydraMist or UltraCalming Mist.


    4. Apply a hydrating booster

    If you are suffering from that winter cold or flu and your poor nose is extra dry and sore, you may need to use a super-saturated hydrating fluid to intensely moisturise the nose area and other extra dry areas of your skin. Try Dermalogica's skin hydrating booster.

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    Simply squeeze 6-10 drops onto fingertips and apply to areas or it can be mixed with a Dermalogica moisturiser then applied to face and throat.

    5. Secure the skins moisture with a lotion

    You should be moisturising day and night anyway, but during the winter months you can opt for a heavier weight moisturiser for more nourishment and protection. Apply your moisturiser over damp skin to ensure maximum absorption. Remember when applying to your face, also extend to the ears, and throat, using light upward strokes. Try Super Rich repair or Intensive Moisture Balance for more intense winter moisturising.

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    6. Treat yourself to a mask once or twice a week

    A masque will provide your skin with a dramatic boost and they can be used to enhance your daily skincare routine once or twice a week. The Multivitamin power recovery masque is a powerful masque of concentrated antioxidant vitamins to help skin recover from damage while enhancing barrier properties and promoting healthy tissue regeneration. Kelley's from GLO Skin Body Crows Nest says "It leaves your skin feeling revitalised, it is my must have this winter!"


    7. Use a good quality lip balm... that actually works!

    So many lip balms are just simply not balmy enough. Especially during winter, you need a good quality lip balm that shields the lips from environmental influences. Dermalogica's Climate control lip treatment has a protective formula that glides on easily over lips to help prevent further environmental assault. It also happens to be Saori's favourite winter product, she says "It is like a little lip therapist working on my lips all the time... and leaves my lips ready for a kiss!"


    8. Look after your hands

    Hands are at the forefront of the winter elements, they are exposed and in need of extra love during the winter months. If you're like me and want to have moisturised hands without the greasy feel, then try Multi-Vitamin Hand & Nail cream. This super-nourishing, fast-absorbing cream provides relief for the driest of hands without being greasy.


    9. Tackle dry skin straight after your shower

    In winter to stay warm, we tend to have more showers and baths that are hotter than normal, and this can really cause our skin to become dry and flakey (particularly on the legs). The UltraRich Body Cream by Dermalogica is non greasy and absorbs easily and when used both morning and night. Moisturising is always best when applied to damp skin. So, keep your mosituriser in the bathroom so that as soon as you're out of the shower you can apply it.

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    10. Treat yourself to a skin treatment

    Its cold outside, the wind is blowing and you just want to relax, feel warm and dream about your next island holiday! Plus it's a great opportunity to ensure your winter skincare routine is on track. Book in for a skin treatment, we recommend the signature Dermalogica Face Treatment that includes face mapping and is targeted to exactly what your skin needs on the day. GLO Skin Body has 2 treatment centre's in NSW, you can book here or visit Dermalogica to find your nearest store locator.



    We hope this helped with some winter skincare tips to help you survive the cold. Contact us directly if you would like a personalised skincare consultation. We would love to help you with your skin health questions. If you have any additional tips for winter, we'd love to hear them also.

    Stay tuned for the next post all about Connecting Stress to the Skin.






  • Win a YEAR of FREE daily microfoliant

    Win a year of daily microfoliant Win a year of daily microfoliant

    Come in and join the conversation about what you LOVE about dermalogica.

    We are giving away a years supply of daily microfoliant for the most unique comment posted.

    How To Enter

    1. Visit our facebook page -
    2. Like the post
    3. Place a comment on our facebook competition post that asks "Why you LOVE dermalogica" (optionally post a photo)
    4. Enter between March 1 and March 16.

    Terms and Conditions:

    1. Prize is 3 x Daily Microfoliant (75g) - Valued at $213
    2. Prize will be judged by team on most unique entry.
    3. Entries Open Saturday 1st March 2014
    4. Entries Close Sunday 16th March 2014 at 4pm
    5. Entries will be judged & notified by 5pm Monday 17th March
    6. Winner will be notified via email & facebook.
    7. Prize cannot be exchanged for cash or equivalent.
    8. Entry is open for Australian Residents over the age of 16.
    9. By entering the competition you release Facebook from any liability or recourse for the promotion
    10. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
    11. By entering the competition we may reuse your comments and/or photos for promotional and marketing purposes.

    Please contact us at or call us on 1300 828 131 if you have any questions in regards to this promotion.

  • Wear Makeup or Suncreen? Welcome to PreCleanse wipes

    NEW! PreCleanse Wipes

    Proper cleansing of the skin is essential to skin health, yet this elementary step is often overlooked. PreCleanse, one of Dermalogica’s most popular breakthrough products originally introduced in liquid form is now available in packs of convenient, biodegradable wipes, which makes cleansing skin while traveling even easier.

    Every Dermalogica regimen is based upon the foundation of the “double-cleanse”, beginning with PreCleanse which helps to dissolve layers of excess sebum oil, sunscreen, waterproof make-up, environmental pollutants and residual products that build-up on the skin throughout the day. This first step preps the skin for the second step to the “double-cleanse” method, the prescribed Dermalogica Cleanser, to penetrate even further in the skin for professional cleansing results.

    The importance of proper skin cleansing can be found through the research conducted by The International Dermal Institute, which reveals that women typically spend approximately only three seconds when washing their faces – even at the end of the day. Particularly in light of the development of long-wearing sunscreens and “24-hour” cosmetics, this means that most women leave product residue on their skin. This residue may cause acneic outbreaks, the formation of milia (tiny inclusions, which feel like grains of sand beneath the epidermis), and other long-term skin issues.

    PreCleanse Wipes contain Aloe and Apricot Kernel Oil which attract sebum and instantly dissolve even the most stubborn mascara, waterproof lip stains and sunscreens. The formula, which also contains Apple Amino Acids, gently loosens surface debris, such as industrial pollutants. By melting away these deposits on the skin, cleansers and other products may then work more effectively. The product also smoothes, calms, and nourishes skin.

    PreCleanse wipes are available now at our everyday low prices here.

  • Welcome to our new home

    Welcome to our new Web site.

    Easy navigation no matter what device your on - PC, Mac, iPhone, android, tablet - it just works and magically fits perfectly to your screen size.

    Great new additions such as:

    • The Skincare Blog - Where we can share insider tips and secrets on the best ways to take care of your skin with advice from Australians for Australians.
    • Our rewards program - Launching in January. Taking care of your skin has never been so rewarding.
    • Improved navigation - less clicks to get the products and advice your after when you need it.
    • Super Search - Our Super Search helps you easily find the products your after straight from the homepage.
    • Express Sign-in with your social network login (Facebook, Google+, PayPal).
  • TOP5 skin travel tips for summer

    Top 5 Travel Trips As the weather is warming up so do travel plans! Here are our top 5 travel tips to ensure your skin enjoys the holiday too! Many of our clients are travelling this holiday season and a common concern is how will there skin be effected during this time. Here are some great tips that will see the health of your skin protected during your travels...near and afar.

    Multi Active TonerTip 1: Keep it clean

    Did you know the average moisture level in a plane is 10%?
    When flying, skin should be make-up free so you can build up layers of protection.
    Keep a travel size MultiActive Toner at hand for a hydration fix whenever you need.
    Once you have reached your destination, the MultiActive Toner can still be used throughout the day as needed....even over make-up!

    Skin Hydrating BoosterTip 2: Prep for success


    Bump up hydration levels in the lead up to travel by adding Skin Hydrating Booster to your morning routine. in the evening, apply MultiVitamin Power Firm around the eyes


    Dermalogica Skin KitsTip 3: Less is More


    Remember, all products you bring on the plane must be 100ml or less. Make use of the travel size kits and pick products designed to target dehydration and sensitivity.



    multivitamin power recovery masqueTip 4: Recharge your Skin


    Apply MultiVitamin power Recovery Masque during a long flight, the healing and soothing properties will help bring tired skin back to life by the time you land.

    body-therapy-favourites_2013-800x800Tip 5: De-Stress

    If you have a busy schedule while your away - take time for yourself and de-stress. Add a few drops of Stress Relief oil in a soaking bath or even add to your body moisturiser if a bath isn't an option.
  • The latest in sun fighting, skin protecting technology.

    Welcome to the latest in sun fighting, skin protecting technology

    The newest addition to sun protection The newest addition to sun protection

    Summer protection is a must! Keeping your skin protected from the harsh UV rays is essential this summer and the key to preventing long term sun damage.

    We would like to introduce to you the newest member of the Dermalogica range- Protection Sport SPF50- A water-resistant (40 minutes), broad spectrum sun protection for the face and body.

    • Oleosome microspheres help enhance SPF protection and counteract moisture loss
    • Antioxidants diffuse free radicals and help protect skin from the elements
    • Non-greasy formula feels feather-light and comfortable on the skin

    I have added protection sport SPF50 to my beach bag for this summer as it feels as light as a moisturiser and doesn't have the normal Chalky feel that sunscreens generally have.

    Keen to try it? Simply request a free sample with your next order

    Need some extra help in finding which SPF product would be most suitable for you? Take a look at this handy chart to determine which suits your skin the best.

    Whch sunscreen are you

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