The Skincare Treatment Victoria’s Secret Models Swear By

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Trying to keep up with the latest facials is no small task with literally thousands of different techniques, machines, and products on the market, but it seems there are a few seasoned treatments clients continue to rely on, such as  AHA peels and oxygen facials.

The latter is experiencing a new boost thanks to a heavenly set of angels, the Victoria’s Secret models. Whether you’re into fashion or not, the VS models have become a phenomenon of their own and are considered some of the most beautiful women in the world, known for their bouncy hair and flawless, glowy complexions.

As part of their preparation for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this year, which took place last month, the angels revealed their skincare routine included oxygen facials.

The idea behind oxygen facials isn’t new, but has actually been around since the 1940s. Our skin needs oxygen to stay healthy, young and hydrated. Most of us simply aren’t getting enough of it because of the pollutants in the air blocking pure oxygen from ever entering our pores. Our poor skin is just craving some O2 “TLC”.

Just like we need oxygen to survive, our skin needs oxygen to stay youthful, glowing, and free of impurities. Oxygen counteracts the free radicals and impurities that damage our skin over time by causing fine lines, wrinkles and dullness. As there’s no downtime, it’s become the go-to treatment before a big event for many people.

Bottom Line: O2 = The Fountain of Youth.

Want to feel like a VS angel with beautiful, glowing skin? Then it’s time to “Be Lifted” with the Image Skincare O2 LiftThis luxury spa treatment exfoliates and oxygenates the skin while infusing plant-derived stem cells, peptides, and a high concentration of enzymatic botanicals to leave skin glowing and illuminated. By regenerating your skin cells, The O2 Lift is automatically turning back the clock on your face, smoothing your fine lines, clearing out impurities and leaving your skin hydrated and healthy.

Don’t show up to your next occasion looking dull. Get a super model glow with The O2 Lift and save your skin from damaging free radicals and pollutants.

Because who wouldn’t want angel skin?

Click here to find your nearest Image Skincare salon.

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5 Steps to Fighting Cellulite this Summer

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Sometimes no matter how hard we work out and tone our muscles, stubborn cellulite sticks around. If you’re dealing with this problem, you’re not alone. If you’re like most of us and want to minimise the appearance of stubborn cellulite, here are some tips on how to fight cellulite for good:

1. Limit Salt Intake
The sodium in salt is not your friend when it comes to reducing cellulite appearance. Sodium causes your body to retain fluid, which in turn highlights those dimples on the back of your thighs. After a week of cutting out most of the salt in your diet you should see some results.
2. Cut Back on Processed Foods
Processed or “junk” foods not only lead to weight gain but they swamp your body with toxins. Processed foods also contain a higher amount of sodium and sugar, both of which promote cellulite.
3. Drink Plenty of Water
Hydration is so important for your overall health and the health of your skin. We’ll say it again and again. Drink plenty of water throughout the day, and you’ll be flushing sodium and toxins out of your body before they have a chance to increase the appearance of your cellulite.
4. Sweat It Out
A regular exercise routine is not only going to prevent weight gain, but it will also work to flush some of the existing fat from your body.
5. Use Cell.U.Lift
To complement your cellulite fighting efforts, use a body firming crème like Cell.U.Lift Firming Body Creme twice per day. It’s formulated to fight skin laxity on a cellular level and has been shown to produce tighter and firmer looking skin with a smooth, hydrated surface.

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The Wait Is Finally Over: IMAGE Holiday Gifts Have Arrived!

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The season of twinkling lights and cheer is upon us! But is your skin just as bright?

With the elevated spirits also comes with a busier and more stressful time—the uptick in traveling on long flights, shopping for gifts, and hosting get-togethers isn’t always the best formula for glowing skin (and the same can be said for your loved ones). So this holiday season, we hand-picked our favourite products that will give you the fast-track ticket to back to luminous skin.

We introduce to you our 2017 Holiday Collection and Stocking Stuffers!

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Take out the guesswork and the pressure off yourself with this signature keepsake box featuring three of our perennial favorites.

This glow-giving set contains The MAX Stem Cell Facial Cleanser, VITAL C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum and PREVENTION+ Daily Matte Moisturiser. PLUS, a I MASK Biomolecular Anti-Aging Radiance Mask, absolutely free! Let’s take a look:

The MAX Stem Cell Facial Cleanser
This luxuriously creamy cleanser glides on skin to sweep away debris, purify pores and optimise skin’s delicate pH levels—all while respecting the delicate skin barrier and without disrupting its moisture balance. Plant-derived stem cell extracts of apple, edelweiss and leuojum aestivum help prolong cell vitality and a powerful polypeptide complex helps fight against the signs of aging, while anti-inflammatory oat kernel soothes skin. This cleanser is free of acid, sulfates and parabens.

VITAL C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum
We couldn’t have a holiday set without this signature best-seller. The original brightening and lightening serum contains a 15% blend of vitamin C to help expedite collagen production and fiercely protect skin from the environmental damage that causes premature aging. Hydrating superstar hyaluronic acid, adds plumping moisture to soften the appearance of lines and argireline delivers a lifting effect that’s been compared to Botox®, as it helps ease facial muscle contractions. You have to try it to believe it.

PREVENTION+ Daily Matte Moisturiser
Applying a daily broad-spectrum sunscreen is the absolute best way to prevent the manifestation of aging signs like wrinkles, dark spots and sagging. This oil-free moisturiser contains a blend of chemical and physical sunscreen to respectively block and absorb UV rays, while apple stem cells promote the longevity of cells. We also included micro-sponge technology to absorb excess oil so you’re left with a shine-free, matte canvas that makes the perfect primer for makeup.

I MASK Biomolecular Anti-Aging Radiance Mask
We included this mask as a bonus to offer a convenient, effective boost of luminescence and anti-aging action. Perfect for jet-setting or the night before or day of an event (office holiday party, anyone?), this ultra-pampering sheet mask infuses your skin with an amino acid complex to help stimulate collagen and elastin, Jeju volcanic oxygen water to deliver a rush of hydration and a copper complex for cell regeneration. You’ll notice an instant glow along with an overall revitalisation ideal for neutralising holiday stress.

STOCKING STUFFERS
Be the Secret Santa of beautiful skin this year by dropping in one of our stocking stuffers – the perfect IMAGE introduction or complement to anyone’s skincare routine.

Merry & Bright Collection
This collection contains travel-size versions of our VITAL C favorites – (mini size)

• VITAL C Hydrating Facial Cleanser: emulsifies makeup, gently removes, nourishes skin with essential antioxidants and vitamins.
• VITAL C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum: re-energises, evens out and brightens even the dullest of complexions.
• VITAL C Hydrating Enzyme Masque: dissolves dead skin cells that make skin look gloomy and lackluster, while infusing skin with nutrients that encourage a youthful glow.
• VITAL C Hydrating Repair Crème: quenches dryness or dehydration with potent ceramides while soothing winter-afflicted skin.
• PREVENTION + Daily Hydrating Moisturiser: adds a lovely sheer, weightless veil of protection from aging UV rays.

Festive Favorites Collection
This stuffer contains a combination of our popular VITAL C and the MAX products (mini size):

• The MAX Stem Cell Facial Cleanser: removes pore-clogging impurities while delivering pH-balancing, age-defying nutrients into skin for a perfectly refreshed and balanced complexion
• The MAX Stem Cell Serum: multi-layer technology releases nutripeptides and an exclusive blend of plant stem cells deep into the skin to combat the effects of aging and stimulate new collagen.
• VITAL C Hydrating Enzyme Masque: dissolves dead skin cells that make skin look gloomy and lackluster, while infusing skin with nutrients that encourage a youthful glow.
• VITAL C Hydrating Repair Crème: quenches dryness or dehydration with potent ceramides while soothing winter-afflicted skin.
• PREVENTION + Daily Tinted Moisturiser: offers full-on UV and antioxidant protection along with a universally flattering sheer tint to blur out imperfections.

Take the stress out of holiday shopping and, this year, give out good skin! Your loved ones will love you for helping them feel great in their own skin—and that’s priceless.

Click here to find your nearest IMAGE stockist.

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4 ways to get your skin ready for Spring!

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The days are slowly getting longer and you know what that means it’s almost time for cute tops and sandals. But before you start stocking your wardrobe with short shorts, sleeveless tops and sundresses, there are a few skin issues you need to take care of.

Brighten your skin by exfoliating
Just like animals shed their winter coats, you too need to shed all the dry, dead skin from your body to brighten and refresh your look. To do this, invest in an exfoliating cloth or brush and use it with a good exfoliating scrub all over your face and body while you’re in the shower. Once you’re done, make sure to replenish your skin’s hydration by applying a hydrating body lotion all over. Try Image Skincare Ageless Total Resurfacing Masque and Body Spa Exfoliating Body Scrub.

Get rid of unwanted hair
Your legs haven’t seen the light of day since May so why bother shaving them? But as the warmer days make bare-legged outfits more acceptable, you’ll want to get back into your hair removal routine – be it shaving, suagring, waxing, or lasering. Make sure you moisturise afterward any hair removal and try to stay out the sun as skin is more sensitive after hair removal.

Stock up on sunscreen
Sunscreen is important all year round, but now that there’s actually an opportunity for you to spend hours basking in its glow, it’s more important than ever to make sure you protect yourself from harmful UV rays. If you don’t have one already, make sure you pick up a moisturiser with at least SPF 15 that you can (and will) wear every day. Try Image Skincare Prevention+ Daily Ultimate Protection Moisturiser 

Get a skin tune-up
You’re consistent about getting your oil changed and touching up your roots, so here’s another thing to put in your calendar to do every few months: Get a skin tune-up. Visiting the salon for regular facials will help you get rid of blemishes and dead skin, plus, who doesn’t love getting pampered?

Get Spring ready with our skin rescue remedy – an Oxygenating Facial! Click here to find your nearest Image Skincare salon.

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Image Returns to Beauty Expo

Did you attend Beauty Expo in August? After two years away from the event, Image Skincare returned to Sydney Beauty Expo with a bang! You couldn’t deny that we were excited to return to such a prestigious and fun-filled show. Walking into the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney, we knew the weekend certainly would not disappoint!

Beauty Expo brings together international beauty industry experts, salon owners, and skin, beauty and body brands to learn what the latest trending ingredients, services and treatments are new in the industry, and discover new brands entering the fold.

Image Skincare’s stand was rife with skincare fanatics and experts alike discovering what Image has to offer the industry, from our innovative ingredients and revolutionary formulas to service the world’s skin! Between our visitors getting treated to mini peels and facials on the stand, as well as receiving new information and insights of what’s to come for Image, it was a non-stop weekend for visitors and our team alike.

Our visitors were lucky enough to witness Image Skincare’s Global Educator Dawn Clifford at work on the stand, expelling her wealth of knowledge in between peel sessions. Dawn joined us for the weekend, flying all the way from the USA to take part in on-stand demonstrations, education classes, and even teach a room of Professional Beauty Solutions salon partners about the ingredient revolution that Image is pioneering, the Monday following expo.

With decades of experience in the skin industry, Dawn needed to introduction to the event, her reputation preceding her, by showing salons exactly what our powerful formulas can do for changing your skin’s health for the better.

See our snapshots from the incredible weekend:

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Autumn is the Perfect Time to Peel

As the cooler weather starts to move its way in, your skin starts to really feel it. Cold weather can affect the skin in many ways, from dry and sallow skin, to more bouts of acne. Anyone with any form of sensitive or problem skin knows the woes that come with the season change, and just changing up your at-home skincare routine won’t cut it.

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If you want to improve your skin and any signs of ageing that have come from time in the summer sun, autumn is the perfect time to peel.

The autumn and winter seasons are great times to opt for treatments that can help improve your complexion. With time having passed since you were last hit by the powerful sun’s rays, and months before you will be out in the sun again, your skin is more protected from the difficulties that can occur from too much exposure while your skin is in recovery mode, and healing from your latest peel.

Depending on what Image peel you choose, our powerful peel treatments can address skin concerns ranging from pigment changes and sun damage to extensive wrinkles or lesions. Fine lines and wrinkles can become prominent in the cooler months due to the dry air, so this may be the solution for you!

What is a peel? A chemical peel is a treatment where the skin is cleared and treated with a solution, intended to encourage the growth of new skin over the place of older skin over a period of time. Over the following days, skin will peel and begin the process of creating new layers to replace those that have been destroyed. Skin must be cared for during recovery to ensure proper healing.

Since there are lower UV levels during the colder seasons, it is optimal for recovery. You can indulge your complexion with radical regeneration without risking your beautiful skin, allowing you to enhance the texture, clarity and overall appearance of your skin.

What do peels do to help your skin?

  • Rejuvenate and anti-age
  • Regenerates, hydrates and improves overall look of skin
  • Brightens the complexion
  • Increases the elasticity of the skin
  • Smooths wrinkles
  • Unifies uneven pigmentation and hyperpigmentation
  • Softens rough, uneven skin
  • Eliminates minor acne scars and improves condition of acne-prone skin
  • Reduces the size of pores

Autumn is the perfect time to resurface your skin back to beautiful. Find your local Image stockist to book in a peel.

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Worldwide Launch Party 2017 Event Recap

Every year, the top licensed skincare professionals, estheticians, industry professionals, and select beauty & wellness media convene across the globe at IMAGE Skincare’s highly anticipated Worldwide Launch Parties. These launches are already the largest skincare events in the World, but every year, the events somehow manage to top the last, both in attendance and sheer excitement. Bruno Mars’ 24k Magic was the theme of the 2017 launch and it certainly lived up to it, with launch parties across the globe laden with black and gold accents to set the party – for the launch of Image Skincare’s NEW product releases – in motion.

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From the moment our guests sashayed into the pumping room, with masquerade masks on and balloons filling the room, the excitement was palpable if our wired team had anything to show for it! Guests were treated to not only product unveilings and playing around with the new formulas and products, but the powerful story behind the brand, and what motivates them to continue in their venture for effective, clinically proven skincare for everyone, no matter their circumstance or condition.

Sipping on champagne, taking YANA Collagen shots and partaking in the “Masquerade Selfie Challenge”, guests were also thrilled to receive a gift bag of the revolutionary new products.

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In 2017, we are excited to unveil our best and brightest launch events to date, and we’ve got more than just a few reasons why…all will be unveiled soon.

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Why you should be using Hyaluronic Acid

While hyaluronic acid isn’t a new, fresh ingredient, you may be only just starting to hear about it now. This ultimate anti-ageing, skin hydrating booster isn’t entirely new to the skincare scene, but many people don’t know exactly what it is and what it’s used for.

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Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance created in our bodies already, but doesn’t always work to the best of its ability when it is not boosted by a topical formula. Simply put, hyaluronic acid is a hydrator. It binds 1000 times its weight in water, helping to diminish the ageing process.

The benefits of hyaluronic acid are clear:

  • Its moisture-binding properties attract and store moisture in the skin for optimal hydration 24/7
  • Hyaluronic acid plumps and hydrates, which weakens during the ageing process
  • Leaves skin feeling soft, smooth and hydrated, making the skin look more radiant
  • Improves the appearance of dine lines by plumping and firming the skin
  • Hydrates and calms even redness-prone and congested skin types like rosacea sufferers

Hyaluronic acid is not only for those suffering from dry, red and dehydrated skin. It is suitable to use even on oily, sensitive and acne-prone skin, making it the ultimate multi-tasker for all skin types. While its lightweight formulation absorbs immediately, it allows enough time to maximise nourishing of the skin as soon as it is applied.

Image Skincare’s VITAL C range is the perfect solution to dry, dull and dehydrated skin with most of its product line containing hyaluronic acid as its key ingredient. VITAL C protects skin from harsh environmental stressors with a rich blend of botanicals, targeting visible skin dehydration with a multi-depth hydrating formula, to create a soothing and healthy way to improve skin

Products containing hyaluronic acid:

Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum

Hydrating Repair Crème

Hydrating Enzyme Masque

Hydrating Intense Moisturiser

Hydrating Eye Recovery Gel

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THE Quick Beauty Fix: The Rising Popularity of Sheet Masks

The biggest trend to hit the beauty industry is clearly and overwhelmingly K-Beauty, or Korean Beauty, where the nation’s trends of everyday beauty routines are only just hitting our shores to be utilised by anyone from local salons to big beauty brands in the trade.

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While most of our bathroom cabinets are likely full to the brim with a mixture of our classic staple beauty bits and skincare fads with exotic ingredients and a host of scents, nothing can compare to the beauty standards held in South Korea. While their well-known 15 step everyday skincare regime (cleanse, tone, moisturise, the list goes on) might be out of our achievable reach, there is some aspects of this routine that we can, and willingly, get on board with…

Now we know from these incredible Asian beauty care trends, your daily beauty routine is really not complete without the use of a sheet mask. This trend is seemingly perfect for a quick fix for every beauty need, with formulas being made for specific skin issues, from dry to ageing to sensitive skin.

If you need any more persuading of the rising popularity of sheet masks in your skincare routine, revisit the beauty invasion of BB Creams. 5 years ago this niche product was hardly heard of, but now this has become a true staple in everyone’s makeup arsenal, globally.

Sheet masks are now being produced globally, including Image’s new collection I MASK, which launches two new intense biomolecular sheet masks into the line for that needed hit of hydration.

Sheet masks are simply facial fabric sheets, as the name explains, infused with a serum or gel like product that is placed directly onto the face to soak for 10-20 minutes, in order to maximise the product’s penetration and results. The fabric locks in the treatment to ensure the most effective delivery of ingredients and in under 20 minutes, you are able to see physical results like improved tone, firmness and hydration. It is perfect to use in your everyday routine at home, and an ideal addition to services in salon, such as LED treatment or facials.

The best benefit from sheet masks is the instant hydration hit you receive. Sheet masks bring back the hydration we naturally lose daily, immediately. With ingredients like strong peptides and antioxidants, as well as brightening botanicals, sheet masks are guaranteed to leave your skin plump, dewy and glowing.

Here’s why we love them:

  • Each mask gives you the correct application dosage – Forget the days when you over or under-applied your face mask, with sheet masks each package has the exact dosage of hydration your skin needs without the worry
  • There’s a formula for every skin concern – Each sheet masks comes in different formulas to combat multiple skin concerns, including dull, dry and ageing skin
  • A-listers swear by them – If you didn’t trust the hundreds of incredible beauty trends that have come out of South Korea, just trust what Hollywood’s biggest celebs are doing. From supermodels like Chrissy Teigen and Karolina Kurkova, to Lady Gaga and Lena Dunham, sheet masks are officially the perfect treatment for all skin types and concerns

Image Skincare’s latest product launches included their new range, I MASK, which launched two new sheet mask formulas, designed to give your skin the ultimate hydration boost and skin rejuvenation at its most intense. With breakthrough hydrogel technology that stands above previous sheet mask formulations like biocellulose masks to deliver the patented biomolecular hydrogel mask, Image’s I MASK range will wow and impress.

I MASK Biomolecular Anti-aging Radiance Mask
Anti-aging sheet mask infuses skin with a unique fusion of volcanic water, brightening botanicals, peptides and antioxidants for the ultimate youthful appearance and radiance.

I MASK Biomolecular Hydrating Radiance Mask
Derived from red algae and carob tree, this revolutionary soothing hydrogel mask was developed to increase delivery of active ingredients to lift, brighten and deeply hydrate skin after a single application.

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5 Steps to the Perfect Skincare Routine

men's skincare routineFinding the right skincare routine can get pretty complicated when you start adding in layers. We’ve got the perfect 5-step plan to simplifying your layering routine. Image Skincare offers a variety of products for each step to fit your skin’s unique needs. Let us know in the comments below what Image products are in your layering routine. 

Step 1: Cleanse

Have you ever thought, “I didn’t wear any makeup today, so I can definitely skip washing my face tonight”? We’ve all been there. It’s easy to assume if you have nothing to wash off, you are good to go. However, as you go about your day, dirt, oil and unwanted debris from the environment around you have made a home on your skin. Washing your face with a balancing cleanser like the  Ageless Total Facial Cleanser removes the impurities and works to exfoliate and tone the skin. 

hydrating anti-aging serumStep 2: Restore + Correct

Our serums contain healing antioxidants and vitamins which protect your skin from environmental factors. They also provide anti-aging benefits. It’s never too early to start using aging-preventative serums on your skin. There are a variety to choose from, but if you’re new to serums, try our Vital C Hydrating Anti-Aging Serum, a great choice for all skin types. 

balancing bio-peptide cremeStep 3: Hydrate

Choosing the right moisturiser for your skin type can be a confusing process. We have a variety of hydrating crèmes to fit your skin’s needs. Our moisturizers are formulated to hydrate and heal the skin while you go about your day and while you sleep. Our Ormedic Balancing Bio-Peptide Crème is an organically blended moisturizer that delivers essential anti-aging nutrients and vitamins to the skin, helping to restore and balance. This is a great choice for all skin types. 

Step 4: Protect

Protect your skin year-round with Prevention+ daily hydrating moisturiser. We swear by this stuff! The sheer formula won’t clog your pores, and goes on smooth without leaving any residue. As an added benefit, it’s enriched with a blend of anti-oxidants, vitamins and green tea as an anti-inflammatory agent. Plus, it smells amazing! Note: when choosing an SPF, make sure it has broad-spectrum high UVA/UVB protection. This will ensure you get the very best protection against the sun’s harmful rays. 

I Prime flawless blur gelStep 5: Prime

Before you apply your daily makeup, try our I Beauty I prime flawless blur gel. Prime your skin to perfection with this ultimate blur gel. This powerful blend of antioxidants, plant-derived stem cells and botanicals fights free radical damage while reducing the appearance of fine wrinkles and imperfections. Your skin will be camera-ready in one application!

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