TWO NEW BABES IN TOWN:
GLOWTOWN & BABETOWN
BABETOWN BOOSTER OIL
Babetown is made from Squalane Oil – for our Babe-a-licious formulation. We have opted for an Olive Oil based one (as opposed to Sugarcane).
In skincare, Squalane helps increase the skin's hydration by adding additional moisture and it will also help prevent moisture loss. Our body naturally produces squalene however in our twenties we sadly we don’t produce the same levels and this is why squalane can be such a great addition to your beauty routine.
Squalane Oil will tackle any dryness, premature aging, fine lines and help plump up the skin. It’s known to help replenish the skin to it keep it smooth, conditioned and hydrated. It’s also great at protecting your skin from UV damage.
Now squalane oil can be sourced from Sharks Liver to create some cosmetics and medicine. Using squalane sourced from sharks is against our values. We use the plant derived squalane because we love our animal friends and opt for vegan friendly glowness instead AND we adore this product’s performance.
Benefits of Squalane:
- Contains antibacterial properties
- Protects your skin from UV damage
- Has anti aging properties to replenish and hydrate the skin
- Softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Lightweight, clear and odourless
Glowtown is made from Cannabis Sativa Seed (Hemp Seed) Oil which as its name suggests it comes from the seeds of the cannabis plant. It’s obtained by pressing the hemp seed and doesn’t contain THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) the psychoactive that gives the high effect.
Hemp Seed Oil is suitable for all skin types, especially those with acne prone or sensitive skin. It’s a nourishing oil that will moisturise the skin without clogging the pores and causing breakouts. It will help balance oil production in the skin whilst keeping it hydrated. Plus it will also help reduce acne that is caused by excess oil.
As it contains a range of fatty acids, hemp seed oil is a powerful anti-inflammatory that will help calm sensitive or irritated skin.
For those who are concerned about fine lines or wrinkles, then Glowtown is your gal! She is 11/10 for helping smooth and plump the skin. The fatty acids in hemp seed oil is very similar to what our body produces which means it can be easily absorbed into your skin and will even reach the deepest layers.
Glowtown will leave your skin with a beautiful glow that will last all day long!
Benefits of Glowtown:
Who is the lady in pink? (Botanic Facial Serum)
- Help moderate your oil production
- Soothe inflamed and irritated skin
- Can penetrate the deepest layers of your skin
- Has anti ageing properties to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Encourages skin growth and new skin cell turnover
Our Botanic Facial Serum is the lady who has it all. Not only is she good-looking in her elegant, sleek pink glass bottle that would look amazing in any Instagram #shelfie (skincare shelf) she will also work absolute wonders on your skin.
Now, looks aren’t everything - this gal truly has it all! Firstly, she’s a water based serum which means she is extremely light weight and will absorb instantly into the skin (no waiting time!). Plus she is suitable for any skin type as she contains only the purest plant based ingredients, that means, she isn’t harsh or aggressive.
What is inside Botanic Facial Serum? Well she is a born and bred Aussie gal, who’s been formulated with Australian Native Botanical Ingredients. This is why she has such an alluring yet subtle aroma. Plus she’s a natural anti-ageing serum with no hidden nasties!
One of the key ingredients she contains is Kakadu Plum which has been identified as one of the world’s most powerful sources of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and is used to prevent oxidation - which causes damage and ageing to your skin.
The antioxidant properties in Kakadu Plum will help your skin in the regeneration process and will help repair and rebuild damaged skin cells. It will target any signs of ageing from fine lines to age spots and she will also help brighten and smooth the texture of your skin.
You will want to apply Botanic Facial Serum after cleansing (AM or PM but why not both?!). As she is super lightweight, she will be your numero uno in your skincare regime. Using the dropper applicator you will just need 1-3 drops onto your fingertips then carefully pat her all over your face and take any excess to your neck. Even though she may be sheer, it is super important that you are careful not to use too much, a little goes a loooong way!
For best results we’d suggest following with Stardust Tonic, Mermaid Oil and finishing with a Facial Tool (even 10 seconds is better than no time at all!).
Go Botanic Serum, Go!
Our Product Educator, Vanessa sat down with us and shared why she loves Crystal Waters Mask AND her two favourite ways to use the mask for maximised results!
Now that the end of winter is finally in sight - we can breathe a sigh of relief! Time to start working on repairing our skin from the cold, harsh temps. One of my favourite products to help bring my skin back to life is our Crystal Waters Mask. Who is Crystal you may be asking? She is the sidekick you’ve been looking for, and she’s here to help you banish dry flaky skin!
Crystal Waters Mask is a Hyaluronate hydrating gel mask. Hyaluronate is the salt form of Hyaluronic Acid. Sodium hyaluronate has a smaller molecular weight, which means it penetrates the skin easier and quicker. It’s an effective and safe ingredient that draws moisture and absorbs a remarkable amount of water - leaving your skin feeling plump and hydrated.
She is full to the brim of antioxidants and vitamin C which will add life back into your complexion. And, not only will your complexion rejoice but she will also help fight against inflammation and pigmentation.
This skin saviour can be used in a multitude of ways. My two favourite ways to use Crystal Waters Mask depend on how thirsty your skin is and how much time you have.
For those short on time but that want that beautiful dewy glow, I’d recommend putting her on before applying your makeup. For a quick hydration hit, leave Crystal Waters Mask on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse off with warm water. Your skin will instantly feel soft and subtle. This also creates a hydrated and plump base, allowing your makeup to sit properly and leaving you looking your best when you follow with your usual serums and oils.
Now, for those of you with a bit more time, don’t be afraid to get into bed with Crystal. Personally, this is my favourite way to apply her. Great for those whose skin needs a little more TLC.
Once or twice a week I apply her as the last step in my skincare routine. Give your face a deep cleanse, gently exfoliate and then apply your personal favourite water based serum (I personally pair her with Stardust Tonic, though Botanic Facial Serum is also a great partner). After your skin is feeling squeaky clean and prepped, go ahead and apply a 20 cent piece amount all over your face (avoid around the eye area) and down your neck. Then all you need to do is fall asleep and let Crystal Waters Mask do all the hard work.
In your morning shower lightly wash Crystal away with warm water and continue with your regular routine. For maximum results, I'd recommend applying Botanical Facial Serum, Stardust Tonic and then Mermaid Oil.
Clay Mask Menu
We’re strong believers in self care and with our busy schedules, we’ve found a quick, nourishing Clay Mask is the perfect way to focus on yourself whilst achieving outstanding results on the skin. Plus, we have three different clay masks to tackle your range of skincare needs. Pull your hair back, put on some comfortable clothes and get ready to treat yourself. MATCHA CLAY MASK
Matcha coming to the rescue. She has the power to reduce puffiness, skin inflammation and dark under eye circles. All thanks to the high vitamin K content found in Matcha, a super vitamin that promotes better blood circulation. Her Matcha magic doesn’t stop there! We’ve also included Aloe Powder Extract, to help alleviate skin irritations, soothe sun exposure or dryness. ACTIVATED CHARCOAL MASK
This little lady is full of antibacterial and antifungal properties, so she’ll leave your skin feeling purified and refreshed! She’s oil-balancing and will cleanse deep into your pores, leaving your skin feeling naturally glowy. In addition, for all you chocolate lovers out there, we’ve added in Raw Cacao Powder. Which believe it or not, is a superhero for your skin! The high levels of antioxidants help protect and repair the skin from damage and premature aging. And, although tempting, we recommend keeping your mask on your face and not in your belly ;). ROSE + ACAI MASK
This powerhouse of a facial treatment is full of Acai Powder Extract, which is rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids and will help revive the look of dull/dry skin. This berry isn’t only good to eat, she’ll also give you a good dose of fatty acids with every application. And, if you didn’t know, fatty acids are amazing for your skin! They’re essential in helping produce the skin's natural oil barrier which will help your skin stay hydrated, plumper and youthful. This beauty is also made with the finest pumice, providing you a gentle exfoliation when removing the mask and leaving your skin feeling revived!
Regardless of which mask you choose, we recommend combining 1 teaspoon of mask with 1 teaspoon of water. However, the journey is yours to create. If you like a thicker, more intense mask then feel free to add in more clay mask or vice versa, if you like a less concentrated mask then add more water to your base. You hold the power, we’re just here to provide the tools.
Once you’ve applied the mixture evenly to your face, we recommend sitting back and relaxing while the clay hardens. After you’ve soaked up all the benefits your Clay Mask has to offer wash off with warm water and a soft face towel. For maximised results, apply your favourite facial serum or oil (we recommend STARDUST TONIC and/or MERMAID OIL) to hydrate and lock in all that goodness.
LUMINANCE SPIKED JADE ROLLER and GUA SHA!
Beauty tools are currently ALL the rage and we’re all for it. Perhaps you’re with us and agree that they’re worth the hype. However, if you’re not yet convinced then keep reading, we guarantee you’ll give them a second chance.
Recently we’ve welcomed two new facial tools into our range and they’re making quite an entrance into the scene. Prior to using though we recommend first applying your favourite facial oil or serum to ensure they properly glide across the face, all while simultaneously helping for proper product absorption.
Meet our LUMINANCE SPIKED JADE ROLLER and GUA SHA!
Our LUMINANCE SPIKED JADE ROLLER
will pack a powerful skin enhancing punch! If you’re looking to upgrade from one of our smooth face rollers, to something a bit more intense then she’s your gal! Curious what her benefits are?
- Increases blood flow and circulation to the face, which will reduce puffiness, wrinkles and dark circles under eyes
- Stimulates the lymphatic system to help detoxify and support proper drainage
- Provides an intense facial massage, which will release stress/tension held in the face
Our GUA SHA
is an ancient Chinese ritual which has been used to help increase energy flow and blood circulation. Have we mentioned how grateful we are for this ancient remedy? She’s 10/10 amazing! Here are just a few of her benefits;
- Increases blood circulation and lymphatic drainage
- Improves skin elasticity
- Reduces muscle tension and helps alleviate stress, anxiety and promotes well-being of the skin
- Diminishes the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles
When using both facial tools we recommend starting at the centre of the face and working around. Always move against the skin in an upwards and outwards motion and for heightened results, try doing this every day for about one to three minutes.
What is Kakadu Plum?
Kakadu Plum is a born and bred Aussie gal; she is just as lovely on the inside as she is on the outside.
This native Australian plant a rich source of Vitamin C and Vitamin C is a super star at addressing pigmentation, redness, brightening skin and fine lines. If acne can sometimes pop up, Kakadu Plum is also full of antiseptic properties, which help to remove impurities and in turn ward off unwanted blemishes.
Oh, and not to be forgotten, Kakadu Plum is a free radicals defender.
Can I get a yaaaaasss! Our skin, especially our face, neck and décolletage, receives first hand exposure to our environment. That means we need to protect it and by using products rich in Kakadu Plum extracts it helps protect our skin from the harmful pollutants and toxins it comes in contact with. We’ve tested her out and she’s ideal for all skin types and is a best friend for hydration.
Curious which of our products contain Kakadu Plum?
Need more information? Email or DM us – we love what we do and are here to help.
Say goodbye to dry skin!
Now it’s starting to get cold here in Sydney, we’re all layering up and preparing for all that this cold weather will bring. One thing we’re especially prepping for is the inevitable dry skin that will come knocking at each of our doors. However, this year we aren’t letting her in. We’ve already let moisture and hydration in and frankly there’s just not enough room for all of us. So you may be asking yourself, how? How do they do it?
Sometimes it’s important to step back and think about why dry skin occurs in the first place, and it can come from so many things around us:
- Body wash or shampoos/conditioners
- Allergies from things like clothes washing detergents and fragrances
- Environmental conditions such as cold weather, pollution, air conditioning or those extra hot showers
There are a few different ways to tackle dry skin and all are really simple but very effective methods;
1. Soak it out.
If you are concerned that your body wash may be causing irritation or you feel it is drying your skin, a simple way to quickly re-hydrate lack-lustre skin is soaking in some nutrient rich goodness like our Cocosoaks or Bath to Body Oil.
Coco-Soak – Our range of COCO-SOAK bath products (which comes in three varieties) is made with organic coconut milk powder, dead sea salt and aloe vera extract powder. Talk about a hydration powerhouse that’ll leave your skin feeling silky smooth. Add it to a warm bath and the high fat content from the coconut milk will be absorbed directly into the skin leaving it soft and silky like baby skin.
Bath to Body Oil – a few droplets into a warm bath, a bit of relaxation and your skin will thank you. The extensive vitamins and minerals of the Bath to Body Oil will leave your skin re-energised, supple and significantly softer. This is a super star product because you can use a few drops in the bath or directly onto the skin after your bath for a layered treatment. With a touch of dreamy lavender, we love this product of a night time, just before you head to bed. 2. Need to see quick results?
Sometimes removing dry and dead skin cells needs to be a fast ROI and a body scrub will do exactly that. What is important to remember with a body scrub is that yes, you want it to remove old, dry skin however it is incredibly important that it doesn’t strip the skin of its natural oil balance and leaving it even drier than it was before.
If you are looking for something with a bit more grit that won’t strip your skin of its own oil balance, our BODY POLISH is your lady. She is infused with coconut and jojoba oil, which when gently massaged into the skin will help leave it feeling soft and rejuvenated. Jojoba Oil is designed to help nurture and heal, while Coconut Oil will provide moisture and anti-aging properties. But her goodness doesn’t stop there, she also contains Shea Butter to help condition and soothe making her ideal for those experiencing extra dry skin.
When you wash off any of our scrubs, your skin will still be left soft and supple and never taut.
3. Close the loop – rehydration is key.
Always remember if you go to the effort of removing that pesky dry skin, it is really important to give your skin the nourishment it needs to promote fresh skin cells. Healthy, glowy skin, regardless of where it is on the body is generally skin that is really well hydrated.
Hydration can come in many forms and should provide the skin with vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and antioxidants to maximise skin health. It also should provide protection especially in colder months when the drier air equates to dry skin also.
- Cream form – we are obsessed with our Magical Rose Illuminating Elixir Crème that is lightweight, fast-drying and will leave the skin with a beautiful soft glow.
- Oil form – our Nourish and Revive is incredible for skin rejuvenation (assists with healing scars on the skin) as well as improving elasticity. Our Body Oil is a fast drying, BFF oil that is non-irritating, soothing and balancing for the skin.
Also, we know not all of you are bracing for the cold. Some of you are heading into the warmer months and we all here in our HQ, envy you! But dry skin can strike all year round and if nothing else we’re just giving you ample time to prep for winter!