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Scott Cornwall expands into Woolworths

Three of Scott Cornwall products (Decolour Remover, Decolour Stripper and Iced Platinum) will be stocked in Woolworths from September.

“We are delighted to announce that the three key products from the Scott Cornwall range will be available for purchase at Woolworths," said Polished Brands director, Melissa Konishi.

"This offers consumers a convenient solution now that the hair salons are closed. Solving issues such as brassiness or even removing any unwanted colour or reversing any at home colouring disasters."

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Herbal Essences fights to save endangered plants

Known for delivering plant power in every shower, Herbal Essences has announced its partnership with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank.

Off the back of a devastating bushfire season, which saw Australian ecosystems fall under threat, Herbal Essences has joined forces with the world’s leading botanical institution to protect 20 plant species this year. With over 1,000 native species now in danger of becoming extinct, Kew and Herbal Essences have made it their mission to collect and protect native seeds in Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank, the largest and most diverse in the world.

Not only does the #Save20in2020 initiative aim to protect endangered plants, but it also raises awareness of the global threat to plant biodiversity. It will help safeguard 20 threatened wild plant species across Australia and New Zealand from extinction, including Thelymitrinae, Rutaceae and Verticordia Nitens.

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L'OCCITANE commit to help plant 1 million trees around Australia

As part of its global commitment to help regenerate Australia post bushfires, iconic French beauty brand, L’OCCITANE Australia has partnered with the charity partner for Australia’s National Parks, the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW), to restore natural habitats, native vegetation and support wildlife rehabilitation efforts across Australia.

Funded by the L’OCCITANE Ecosystem Restoration Fund created in early 2020 by the L’OCCITANE Group to support ecosystems that are severely affected by natural disasters such as the devastating fires in Australia, $228,000* will be donated to FNPW as part of an initial two-year commitment. These funds will be dedicated to planting seedlings in bushfire recovery nurseries in affected areas around Australia; with the goal to plant one million trees over the next five years. 

This announcement comes just in time for National Tree Day on Sunday August 2, which calls for all Australians to give back to their community by planting trees and shrubs to improve the natural environment.

“Having first arrived in Australia just 6 months before the bushfires, I was saddened by the devastation they caused to the landscapes, wildlife and communities around the country. As a brand originated from nature and the use of botanical ingredients, it has long been a commitment of ours to respect and support biodiversity and so we are thrilled to be able to support the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife in its mission of planting one million trees around Australia," said L’OCCITANE Australia managing director, Pierre-Emmanuel Joffre.

*This amount is based on current exchange rates of a set €75,000 per annum donation over the two-year commitment from the L’OCCITANE group. The $AUD amount is subject to variance based on the exchange rate at the time of donation. 

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Kosmea wins big

Kosmea is excited to announce that it has won an award in the 2020 FreeFrom Skincare Awards.

Kosmea's Nourishing Treatment Cream won the bronze in Category 15, Problem Skin. 

:It's an honour to be recognised by an organisation such as @freefromskincareawards as it celebrates what we truly believe in - skincare products and cosmetics ‘free from’ some of the many ingredients which consumers need or want to avoid," the brand said.

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Less is More introduces improved formula

Less is More is excited to announce all of its shampoos now have a new, ecologically improved formulation.

The shampoos have been reformulated with sodium coco-sulfate, instead of sodium lauryl sulfoacetate. In addition, the brand has co-formulated a completely new surfactant, cocoyl methyl glucamide, which is extremely mild, gentle and caring.

Pea protein has also been added, which is a plant-based protein that is very similar to hair keratin. It helps to improve hair damage and has a great repairing effect. Furthermore, the use of a natural lipid/oil complex ensures that the hair structure is sealed, as well as giving shine and smoothness without weighing down the hair.

As a result, the shampoos now have an improved cleaning effect, but they remain as mild and caring as before. They also require even less product, and have more foam for more wellbeing when washing the hair.

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Elizabeth Arden launches innovative new product

Elizabeth Arden is thrilled to announce its new Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsule HydraPlumping Serum, which is formulated with an exciting new ingredient and launching on August 9.

Powered by moisture sealing Double-Lock Hydration System™ for visibly plumper, firmer and hydrated skin, this silky, lightweight serum combines two essential youth factors in a single-dose capsule. Hyaluronic acid draws in moisture while skin-strengthening ceramides lock it in. The serum is formulated for maximum potency and encapsulated for purity.

To learn more about the new product and to download hi-res imagery, visit the product listing here.

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In Essence celebrates Sleep Awareness Week

Sleep Awareness Week, which takes place from August 3 to 9, draws attention to the importance of sleep as a fundamental component to a healthy lifestyle.

To celebrate Sleep Awareness Week, In Essence has crafted a range of pure essential oils, with the purpose of preparing the mind and body for a good night’s sleep to improve overall sleep quality, naturally.

“Sleep is integral to living a happy, healthy and energised life,” energy coach, Cassey Maynard, said. “During deep sleep, also known as REM Rapid Eye Movement, our body can rest, restore and rejuvenate many functions it uses in our day to day lives. Some of these include a strong immune system and steady hormone levels. These functions directly affect our energy levels and our ability to operate at our full potential when we are awake.”

Bioderma launches Saving Skin & More campaign

Atopic skin conditions tend to flare up during winter, as cold conditions, central heating and warm clothing materials such as wool exacerbate dry and irritated skin – which is where BIODERMA's new Atoderm range comes into play.

However, BIODERMA is on a mission that goes beyond skin – it wants to provide effective help for people with atopic skin conditions and bring them concrete, long-term solutions. In particular, all parents confronted with their child's atopic dermatitis know how their child's level of discomfort can impact the whole family.

As part of BIODERMA's Saving Skin & More campaign, the brand is utilising sampling, social media, digital, training tools and partnerships. It is also collaborating with influencers who have, or whose children have, suffered from very dry to atopic skin. These include Emma Hawkins, Rozalia Russian and Milly Johnson.

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Matty J becomes the new face of Swisse

Swisse Wellness has announced former Bachelor star Matty "J” Johnson as the face of its new Swisse Men’s Skincare Range. Combining nature and science, this new offer contains naturally derived ingredients packed with antioxidants and vitamins, specifically designed to support male skin.
 
The range is made up of four new products: Swisse Body Wash, Swisse Daily Face Moisturiser, Swisse Deep Face Scrub and Swisse Charcoal Face Wash. Just like all Swisse Beauty products, Swisse Skincare For Men is naturally derived and free from toxic ingredients that may harm the body and environment.

“I’ve been a huge fan of Swisse for a long time and jumped at the opportunity to be the face of the new Swisse Men’s Skincare Range,” Matty J said. “I definitely wouldn't call myself a wellness guru but I've always tried to have a holistic approach to health – looking at how exercise, state of mind and nutrition all play an important role in our overall wellbeing. I'm really excited to be joining forces with a brand that shares these values.

A lot of guys neglect their skin – we look after our hair, teeth and body odour before we even think about buying something for our face. For me, I think it's because I had the assumption that it was too difficult and something that a guy doesn't need to worry about. Now that I'm a little older (and wiser) I know how important it is to give it the attention it deserves.”

The former Bachelor star joins partner Laura Byrne, who is part of the Swisse Beauty Squad, representing the brand’s recently relaunched Swisse Beauty skincare range.

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L’Oréal Australia presents expert panel

On Tuesday July 14, L’Oréal Australia was proud to host an expert panel to discuss and highlight the critical need for action around climate change. Global warming, a loss of biodiversity, water scarcity and a depletion in air quality are just some of the effects that are already being felt around the globe.

The Respecting our Planetary Boundaries expert panel was hosted by writer, broadcaster and War on Waste presenter Craig Reucassel and brought together leading experts from government, business and advocacy to discuss some of the greatest threats currently facing our natural environment. “It would be great to see more businesses trying to assess and reduce their footprint. We are approaching a tipping point and need action from all parts of society,” said Reucassel.
   
The panel included the former Foreign Minister and Chancellor of ANU, Honourable Julie Bishop; science communicator and presenter, Laura Wells; founders, SIPP INSTANT, Dylan Garft and Luke Zocchi; and managing director, Natixis Investment Managers, Louise Watson, who explored topics such as what the private and public sectors are doing to create positive change and new approaches for our economy, such as impact investment funds to generate environmental and societal returns.  

The live-streamed event provided over 2,500 viewers, for an average watch time of 22 minutes, with the opportunity to learn how government and businesses are embracing innovative ideas to shape a more sustainable future and to be inspired by new approaches to sustainable development both in Australia and abroad. You can watch the replay of the panel event at lorealforthefuture.com.

Respecting our Planetary Boundaries was presented by L'Oréal Australia as part of its L'Oréal for the Future sustainability program. Under this program, the company has committed to a number of significant sustainability priorities to be realised by 2030, which you can read about further here.

“Sustainability remains a key priority for L’Oréal, and even in the midst of a global pandemic with much uncertainty around the economic and social consequences going forward, our commitment to sustainability will not change. We are committed to the environment, to social inclusion and to adapting our business as necessary to be the most ethical business we can,” said L’Oréal Australia communications director, Christine Burke.

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