Skin & Cosmetic Medicine Experts
Dr John Arbuckle
Anti-ageing and cosmetic doctor
Andrew R. Christie
Described by 9 to 5 magazine as the “master of make up”; beautyheaven.com as the “international make-up extraordinaire” and Jetstar Magazine as “THE Beauty Expert”; Andrew Christie is a cosmetics industry specialist with over 15 years professional experience.
A paramedically qualified skin therapist, film and editorially trained make-up and hair artist, Andrew’s creative work has graced the catwalks for many Australian designers including Camilla and Marc and Allanah Hill, appeared in written media including Marie Claire and Vybe magazines and on stage and screen including the cult indy film “The Coven”. Andrew has also made regular appearances as an industry commentator on Channel 9 and Foxtel’s Lifestyle Channel. TV celebrities including Catriona Rowntree and Naomi Robson and supermodel Shoona Stanes have relied both on Andrew’s expert make-up hands and intricate skin maintenance knowledge.
Andrew has worked as a skin expert for over 30 leading international brands including his own range.
Andrew is currently the co-Managing Director of Skinstitut Australia.
Blog entries by Andrew Christie
- Snack and stay healthy
Grabbing takeaway and unhealthy snacks make it harder to manage weight, it can also increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease
- Exercise Away the Muffin Top
A middle-aged or older woman with a normal BMI needs to maintain her weight by carrying out the equivalent of 60 minutes a day of moderate physical activity
- Muffin Top & Menopause
A big issue that I see is that menopausal women often exercise less than other women do, and of course, this will lead to weight gain.
- More reps less weight for better workouts
Lifting lighter weights builds muscular endurance, far more so than grunting through fewer repetitions with heavy weights, and results in less risk of muscular injury.
- Exercise Protects Our Brains
Being physically active has been associated with better cognitive performance and a recent study indicates that exercise may also lower the chances of suffering from a silent stroke.
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Dr John Flynn
Foundation Fellow Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery, QLD
Dr Kathy Gallagher
Dr Peter Muzikants MB, BS
Specialising in laser and cosmetic dermatologic procedures
Fiona Tuck has over 20yrs in the professional skincare industry and is a well known industry expert. Her experience ranges from clinic owner, training and assessing, international training manager for the Dermal Institute and paramedical skin treatment training for the medical profession. Fiona regularly quotes and writes articles for industry and fashion magazines and has been an industry keynote speaker around the world including countries such as Japan, China, Hong Kong, Europe, England and the USA.
Fiona holds a variety of qualifications ranging from skin therapy, natural therapies, nutritional medicine, bio chemistry, advanced chemical peeling and IPL/Laser accreditation. Fiona’s love for skincare and ingredient technology has led Fiona to become a co-owner of Skinstitut Australia.
Blog entries by Fiona Tuck
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- Hyperpigmentation and Aging Skin
One of the major concerns women have is hyperpigmentation. To treat this condition, you need to understand the contributing factors, causes, and triggers
- Myth: Wonder Women & the Miracle Cream
Women are always in pursuit of a “miracle” product to give them glowing, radiant skin and reduce wrinkles and fine lines. The truth is: there is no such product
- Retinol to slow skin aging
Retinol is a topical retinoid from the vitamin A family which has powerful therapeutic potential in the management of aging skin.
- Selecting the best exfoliant for aging skin
The shedding of dead cells on the skin’s outermost surface is a normal process that results in the younger cells underneath the surface. In the process, the skin looks and feels soft, smooth and supple with each shedding. However, the skin requires assistance to facilitate the process, which is achieved through exfoliation. Simply put, exfoliation
- Moisturizer selection for aging skin
Skin care products abound in the market from cleansers like washes and scrubs to moisturizers for the face and body. It is probably moisturizers that garner the most attention since these skin care products have the potential to restore moisture to the skin and, in the process, make way for suppler, softer and smoother skin.
Dr Bruce Williamson
Balgowlah Skin Cancer Clinic