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Beauty with a Conscience

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Consumers today are becoming more selective and vocal about supporting businesses who are driven to make the world a better place, writes Matt Williams, CEO of Professional Beauty Solutions.

84% of young people believe that brands have more power to make change than governments, recants a McCann Worldgroup study in 2016. In the same way that the public has driven demand for holistic skincare, the importance of social consumerism has risen again, and it should come as no surprise that many of today's modern consumers care about more than just the quality of your products.

More than ever, consumers want to support brands that that give back in a very real and tangible way. They’re looking for brands and companies that weave corporate social responsibility into the fabric of their entire business model. In fact, a 2015 Nielsen survey found that nearly two-thirds of global consumers are willing to pay more for sustainably made products.

The way these companies give back needs to be completely transparent too, especially when you look at the younger market segments. In fact, 81% of millennials – those aged from approximately 15 to 30 – expect their favourite companies to make public declarations of their corporate citizenship. There is simply no question that in 2018, customers want to know that their money is going toward something that not only looks good, but does good too.

The past few years have seen brands moving towards creating a culture of social awareness by providing opportunities to give back to the community. Most are now forming partnerships with aligned non-profit organisations in an attempt to move towards a world of ‘conscious consumption’.

A study conducted by Cone Communications and Echo Research revealed that more than 90% of consumers would switch to a brand supporting a good cause, echoing the inherent importance for a brand to speak for what their customer stands for, through its product and services. Even a big 65% of consumers felt more positively about the retailer after giving.

Giving back not only drives change in your community, but also within your organisation.

It is evident that philanthropic efforts on the part of employees and employers result in workplaces that are better for business and the people who work there. This year, staffers who believe their organisation gives back to the community are a striking 13 times more likely to look forward to coming to work, than those who do not perceive their employers as charitable, according to Fortune.

But more than anything – it FEELS GOOD to GIVE.

Unfortunately, the reality is that many small business owners are neck deep in focusing on building their business that they simply don't have the time to focus on non-revenue drivers. If you polled every entrepreneur in Australia, nearly 100 percent would say that giving back is important. But if you asked how many of them have such programs in place, you'd encounter a much lower number.

That’s where choosing brands that have programs in place can be an easy way to add this into your salon and business culture. Here are two of our brands that put “doing good” at the heart of their business:

Make 2018 the year your business gets in touch with the larger world, whether it be aligning with something in your local community or choosing brands that already have programs in place - this can be one of the easiest ways to add this into your salon and business culture.

Here are two of our brands that put “doing good” at the heart of their business:

Image Skincare and the Care for Skin Foundation

Founded by Image Skincare’s President Dr. Marc A Ronert, M.D, PHD*, the Care for Skin Foundation is a non-profit organisation created to provide reconstructive surgery for people who have suffered loss of skin due to accidents, tumours, burns, scars or genetic abnormalities.

Their goal is to provide surgeries to those who could otherwise not afford them – performing skin transplantations, scar corrections and cleft-palate corrections around the world. “Our goal is to raise $500,000 to help at least 3,000 children in 2018.” Ronert explains.

Image Skincare funds ALL administration expenses for Care for Skin, making it possible for all donations to be utilised to support patient care.

“Burn wounds are a significant cause of disease among children, and cleft palate conditions can impair speech and the ability to eat. With simple reconstructive surgical procedures, we are able to change someone’s life. Not to offer this to people in need would be unthinkable.” says Ronert.  

To date, Marc Ronert and his wife, Image Skincare CEO and founder, Janna Ronert have travelled with other members of the Care for Skin Foundation to Peru, Vietnam, Myanmar and Burma to perform reconstructive surgeries on hundreds of children in need, giving them a better quality of life.

To learn more about the work of the Care for Skin Foundation or to make a donation, visit http://www.careforskin.org/.

Bestow Beauty and the Bestow Sisterhood

The Bestow Sisterhood is a collective of beauty therapists and skincare clinics throughout Australasia who are changing the lives of vulnerable girls in Cambodia by sponsoring their education.

Launched in New Zealand in April 2017, the Bestow Sisterhood is a partnership between Bestow Beauty founder, Janine Tait and her sister, Denise Arnold, who founded the Cambodia Charitable Trust in 2008.

“On one of her trips to Cambodia, Denise met a young woman who was working as a therapist in a local spa. When Denise asked her about her life she discovered that her family had been tricked into handing over her 15-year-old sister to the sex trafficking industry. They thought they were sending her off to a work as a nanny, to create a better life for herself. Denise returned to New Zealand determined to do her bit to stop this despicable practice”, explains Tait.

Over the last 10 years, Denise has changed the future for thousands of vulnerable children by transforming schools through the establishment of libraries and fresh water systems, while ensuring that the poorest children are sponsored to attend. “Education is the greatest hope for fighting poverty and slavery, especially education of girls,” says Tait.

There are two ways to participate in the Bestow Sisterhood and make a tangible difference to the lives of those less fortunate.

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Sponsor a Girl

For just $40 per month, you can sponsor a young Cambodian Girl – providing her with a school uniform, essential school stationery, access to health programs and a monthly contribution to her family’s living costs, helping to lift them out of poverty.

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Salons can also become part of the Bestow Sisterhood by stocking and selling Generositea – the official Sisterhood tea. 100 percent of profits from the sale of this beautiful rose-coloured herbal tea go to support the work of the Cambodia Charitable Trust.

The Cambodia Charitable Trust currently supports 12 primary schools, four secondary schools and two teachers training colleges in the Takeo and Kampot Provinces of Cambodia. Professional Beauty Solutions is also proud to be part of the Bestow Sisterhood and currently sponsors five young girls in rural Cambodia. We think of them as our little sisters and encourage our salon partners to join us in sponsoring those who struggle to support themselves.

To learn more about the Bestow Sisterhood or to make a donation, visit https://www.bestowbeauty.com.au/sisterhood-1/


Matt Williams is the CEO and owner of Professional Beauty Solutions. With over 20 years sales, marketing and management experience, Matt has worked with hundreds of businesses to see them achieve financial and personal freedom and help them experience the success they have desired.

Sunescape Launches Ultra-Dark Professional Spray Tan Solution

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Sunescape has just launched its darkest tan to date!

After years of perfecting the formula, Matt Williams, Sunescape founder and Owner/Managing Director of Professional Beauty Solution, is extremely proud to announce the release of Sunescape’s NEW Ultra-Dark, 16% natural DHA Spray Tan Solution - Summer in Santorini.

“Sunescape has always prided itself on having the most natural looking tan. That’s why we named our light tanning solution ‘Weekend in Bondi, our medium ‘Week in Fiji’ and our dark formula ‘Month in Maui’. We never wanted it to look like our customers had been spray tanned but instead we wanted their colour to look natural as if they had been away on a beautiful holiday”, explained Matt.

“Having said that, we do realise that there is a strong demand from customers to be really dark…and we get it! So, for several years we have been working on creating an ultra-dark professional spray tan solution that provided the extra dark tan that some customers want, but without compromising a natural looking dark colour. Plus one that still smells good, lasts long, and fades naturally.”

“It has not been easy and that’s why Summer in Santorini has been in the making for the last three years, but we are so delighted that it is ready for summer 2018/2019. We had a short run ready for this year’s Beauty Expo and the feedback has been amazing”, said Matt.

Summer in Santorini with 16% Natural DHA is a fast acting, 1 Hour Rapid (violet-base) Tanning Solution, which leaves skin with a deep olive tan, as though you have just returned from a summer in the Greek Islands. Featuring a potent complex of 5 different tanning actives, this quick drying formula delivers the most natural-looking ultra-dark tan that can be washed off after just 1 hour due to our Advanced Tanning Technology!

Sunescape’s Summer in Santorini is also enriched with a Bioactive Super Hydration Complex made from Australian “super-berries” which includes a blend of pepperberry, munthari, and riberry, along with Fijian tamanu, coconut and macadamia oil, jojoba esters and sodium hyaluronate to deliver advanced 48 hour hydration and radiance to the skin. While organic aloe, green tea, cranberry and pomegranate extracts work in synergy to plump, hydrate, nourish, protect and enhance skin’s appearance.

Additional Key Features:

  • 16% blended base of 4 different forms of natural DHA for the ultimate in rich dark tanning that lasts a full 5 days before starting to fade

  • Ultra Tanning Complex-5: With 5 different tanning actives for a faster, longer lasting ultra-dark olive tan

  • Advanced Absorption Technology for an instant deep guide colour, which when washed off after 1-2 hours instantly reveals an ultra-dark olive tan that will continue to develop, without the need to keep the tan on your skin for as long.

  • ·  Violet Bronzer Blend – New signature bronzer blend will provide the ultimate deep chocolate tones to match with any skin tone.

  • Fragrance, sulphate and paraben free

  • Fragrance inhibitor technology means there is no strong offensive DHA smell

  • Vegan and animal cruelty free

  • Australian made

Your tanning ingredients, uncovered and explained

There’s nothing like that post-tan bronzed glow. Especially when that glow not only looks completely natural but nourishes and protects your skin without any harmful side effects.

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While your tan should provide a gorgeous natural-looking glow to skin, its beauty runs deeper than the rich tanning shades it provides. Now, it is just as important to know what’s IN your tanning formula as it is to know what has been purposefully left out.

Ingredient listings are often skimmed over but can be the most important part of your tan, how long it lasts and the effect it has on your skin over time. Sunescape Tan’s formula enriches the skin with anti-ageing vitamins, hydrating oils and skin-firming ingredients, for a tan that is as healthy as it is flawless.

Here are the key ingredients you need to LOOK FOR:

  • Aloe Vera
    Renowned for its moisturising effect, aloe vera delivers hydration straight to the skin tissue. It also provides a soothing and calming effect, reducing skin irritation.

  • Kakadu Plum
    A small fruit native to Australia, Kakadu plum contains the highest known levels of vitamin C concentration of any food source and helps to boost collagen in the skin. It also improves the natural appearance of firmer, nourished skin.

  • Green Tea
    Holds the ability to aid skin rejuvenation, and helps to heal ageing skin, sun damage and fine lines. Potent antioxidants alleviate dry skin, and help neutralise harmful free radicals.

  • Avocado Oil
    Recognised for its moisturising properties, avocado oil leaves dry skin feeling smooth and nourished. It also promotes skin repair by rapidly transporting active substances to where they’re needed most.

  • Macadamia Seed Oil
    Rich in fatty acids, this nourishing oil leaves skin feeling soft and silky. It can also help regenerate damage from scarring or the sun.

  • Kiwi Seed Oil
    One of the richest sources of essential fatty acids, kiwi seed oil deeply nourishes and helps to restore elasticity to aged and damaged skin.

  • Coconut Oil
    Soothes and softens the skin, while protecting it against free radical damage. Coconut oil also promotes elasticity in the skin and works as an incredible anti-bacterial agent.

  • Grape Seed Extract
    The powerful antioxidants in grape seed extract help to protect and enhance the skin’s appearance. It is also non-comedogenic and can assist in tightening skin through the restoration of collagen.

 

The key ingredients you need to AVOID:

  • Brown HT
    This synthetic petroleum-derived brown colouring dye has been banned in the USA, Canada, Japan and major European countries like France and Germany for its potentially dangerous health risks. Brown HT can induce hypersensitivity, eczema, dermatitis, itching and rashes, can cause bad reactions in those allergic to aspirin, leading to asthma and has been linked to some cancers.

  • DMDM Hydratoin & Imidazolindinyl Urea
    These common formaldehyde releasers break down to form toxic carcinogen, formaldehyde, and act as a preservative in tan to hold product formulas together. Even low levels of formaldehyde are a major health concern, and are known to cause weakened immune systems, respiratory problems, cracked and blistered skin, and even cancer when ingested or absorbed through the skin.


Sunescape Tan is your ticket to that post-holiday glow. With an aloe-based formula, containing natural ingredients to nourish skin as well as anti-ageing and firming properties to promote and preserve healthy, ultra-smooth skin, a Sunescape spray tan is the key to a natural glow without the harm.

To enquire about becoming a Sunescape salon or for more information, call 1800 625 387 or visit www.probeautysolutions.com.au/sunescape

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The New Mineral Skin Prescription

Why Treating the Skin Doesn’t End at Skincare

Makeup is something we wear almost every day of our lives, and the ingredients makeup companies boast can significantly impact the health of our skin. So, why don’t we prescribe makeup in the same way we do with skincare?

One thing is certain.

Women visit salons in order to improve the health and beauty of their skin, and feel good while doing it. The feeling of leaving the salon after a facial or luxury treatment is next to nothing. So, why do so many women then layer on makeup that contains harmful chemicals, preservatives and fillers, and that can clog pores, essentially undoing all the beautiful work your therapist has put in?

Imagine makeup so pure that it won’t irritate or re-inflame your skin concerns, even after something as traumatic as a cosmetic operation. Powerful healing and moisturising properties in makeup and clinical cosmetics brands are reigning supreme in the current skin-obsessed climate. In fact, a recent study* found that double-duty functionality is a strong winner in the makeup industry, with built-in skincare benefits like sun protection and quick healing significantly rising in popularity.

There is no question that consumers are now looking for makeup that does more than make you look good.

Welcome to the world of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics.

Long before mainstream brands had cottoned onto the powers of minerals for the skin, founder Pauline Youngblood knew the industry needed a range that let the skin breathe and heal, like skincare.

Determined to develop a makeup line that would not only reduce the appearance of marks, but also act as a skin treatment, even for her own acne prone skin, she began working with chemists, dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons, binding superior formulations of micronised minerals to create her own concealing powder for use on patients with special cosmetic needs.

With 95 percent of female millennials using makeup to enhance their features, and 85 percent using it to hide their flaws*, why not choose a makeup brand that doubles as skincare?

Makeup that Doesn’t Sacrifice your Skin

Creating flawless coverage that seamlessly doubles as skincare, discover why Youngblood has influenced the industry as a healthy, lightweight alternative that really performs to suit your needs:

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Makeup that Heals AND Conceals

Patients who have undergone microdermabrasion, IPL, chemical peels, or surgery have specific makeup needs, due to the tight, raw and often sensitive skin they’re temporarily left with. Youngblood’s hero Loose Mineral Foundation contains 100 percent vegan ingredients, carefully selected for their superior performance and soothing properties. Only the highest-grade, finely triple-milled minerals like mica and titanium dioxide are used to cover skin blemishes and heal, fight skin infection, reduce inflammation and soothe post-operative skin.

Youngblood is a fantastic product to use after a cosmetic procedure such as injectable treatments, or microdermabrasion. Patients walk out the door looking great and feeling confident. I can confidently say I won’t use anything else because of the natural looking coverage Youngblood offers and the fact that I know my skin will be healthier by not wearing heavy liquid or oil-based foundation.
— Dr. Kathy Gallagher, Shine Women’s Health Clinic

Safe for Acneic and Reactive Skin

Similar to skincare formulated specifically for acne sufferers, Youngblood leaves out those heavy clogging ingredients such as the filler talc, that can trigger reactions that exacerbate acneic breakouts.

Youngblood is specially formulated to not just cover but also helps to minimise skin irritation and safely conceal redness common with reactive pores and inflamed skin. Free of synthetic fragrance, the natural mineral formula and ultra-fine micronised crystals adhere to the natural oils in your skin instead of sinking into pores, allowing your skin to breathe and function normally.

Being a medical and cosmetic skin clinic, there is a serious side to addressing our client’s skin concerns. Having a product like Youngblood to recommend aids in the process of correcting acneic skin problems and gives us the tools to obtain real results. Youngblood is an integral part of our business and we can’t imagine not having it in our clinic!
— Simone, Dermal Skin Therapist

Neutralises Redness and Sensitivity

As traditional makeup often contains chemicals, oils, petroleum-based colourants and other additives that can irritate sensitive skin, Youngblood is the best choice for inflammation and rosacea, working to neutralise and conceal redness in only a few minutes.

The warm tones in the earth-milled minerals tone down the look of redness on the skin and will not bleed through during the day. A key ingredient, titanium dioxide, offers protection against irritation and sensitivity due to its gentle and anti-inflammatory properties.

I once had a mother of the bride with really bad rosacea. She was terribly self-conscious and had tried almost every product on the market. After I applied the mineral foundation, she was absolutely shocked at the coverage it gave, concealing her redness. She looked amazing and could not wipe the smile from her face. She said she wished she had heard about Youngblood years ago!
— Michelle, Makeup Artist
 Blogger Amy Elsegood uses Youngblood's Loose Mineral Foundation to cover her birthmark

Blogger Amy Elsegood uses Youngblood's Loose Mineral Foundation to cover her birthmark

Disguises the Most Trying Skin Marks

Despite the lightweight and ultra-fine formula, Youngblood is capable of camouflaging scarring, heavy bruising, birth marks, pigmentation and even tattoos. While many other makeup brands claim full coverage in their heavy and oil-based foundations, that can ‘completely cover imperfections’, Youngblood’s loose minerals and cream-based products are incredibly buildable without looking heavy, naturally enhancing the features you want to boost, as well as glossing over the blemishes you want to mask.

The ingredient mica – an elite mineral known for its incredible skin adhering properties – also reflects light and helps to conceal discolourations in the skin, along with other skin-friendly, vegan ingredients that uniquely build up superior coverage.


Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics offers professional mineral cosmetics for all ages, skin types and lifestyles – from teens with breakouts to women with demanding schedules who need all-day performance. Youngblood continues to lead in the industry due to the way its minerals are milled to the scope of shades and colours, and variety of crushed, pressed and liquid finishes that you won’t find in any other mineral makeup range.

To enquire about becoming a Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics stockist or for more information, call 1800 625 387 or visit www.probeautysolutions.com.au/youngblood-mineral-cosmetics