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Beloved eco store Biome launches its first in-house skincare range
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Beloved eco store Biome launches its first in-house skincare range

When it comes to the wonderful world of skincare, often we are bombarded with a huge number of supposedly essential products that add up to create a 37-step routine. Fair enough if that’s your jam, but for those of us who prefer to keep it simple, the search for a core range of products to keep us in check can seem very daunting. If you’ve been looking for a natural, low-maintenance routine to get into, the search is over – beloved eco store Biome has just launched its own in-house skincare range, and you’d best believe it’s the real deal. more

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Go-To Skincare drops Zincredible –  its long-awaited SPF moisturiser
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Go-To Skincare drops Zincredible –  its long-awaited SPF moisturiser

Let us hit you with some hard facts. One – the sun's rays are tremendously harsh and too much exposure can do long-term damage to your biggest organ, your precious skin. But you already knew that, right? Two – Zoë Foster Blake is a generation-defining queen. After more than four-and-a-half years of testing, trials and development, Zoë's skincare company Go-To has just dropped its most anticipated product to date – Zincredible. more

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The Weekend Series: put your best face forward with these five cruelty-free skincare brands
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The Weekend Series: put your best face forward with these five cruelty-free skincare brands

Real talk – skincare is amazing. The rise in self-care culture is frankly something we can very much get behind, especially when it promotes showing one of your most vital and hard done-by organs some love. One of the best ways you can show your skin that you appreciate it is by using the least harsh products possible – we’re talking natural, organic and cruelty-free. Not only is it good for you, but the environment wins too. Double happiness! To get you started, we’ve compiled five of our favourite natural skincare brands into a squeaky-clean list – so go forth and live your best life. more

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Body art – lather yourself in Kleins Perfumery's Rennie Ellis series
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Body art – lather yourself in Kleins Perfumery’s Rennie Ellis series

From a young age we're taught to not judge a book by its cover. When it comes to the new Kleins Perfumery range, then please throw that thinking out the door because you should definitely be judging the new range by its cover. The Melbourne-born fragrance and beauty company has released a new Rennie Ellis series, with the products beautifully wrapped in packaging featuring works by the renowned late photographer. more

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Make-up empire Sephora opens a second Gold Coast store
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Make-up empire Sephora opens a second Gold Coast store

Beauty addicts, your attention please! Sephora at Robina Town Centre will officially open its doors today, Thursday May 3. Do be careful though – Sephora is the kind of place you can go in for a new lip balm and walk out with a brow kit, contouring palette, three mascaras and 36 different shades of red lipstick. You've been warned. more


The Locals Next week: a Goldie local

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Slather on vegan skincare from Currumbin's Alpine and Sea
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Slather on vegan skincare from Currumbin’s Alpine and Sea

If you're still holding onto the belief that skincare that is free from chemicals is somehow less effective than its chemical-laden counterparts, allow us to introduce you to Alpine and Sea. Handmade in Currumbin, the range is 100-percent vegan and is made using the freshest ingredients to guarantee maximum potency. more

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Protect your skin and the coral reefs with Little Urchin natural sunscreen
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Protect your skin and the coral reefs with Little Urchin natural sunscreen

Us Queensland folk are generally very active – whether we're out there exercising, swimming at the beach or wading in a kiddie pool sipping spritzers, we like to spend a fair chunk of our time outdoors. Wearing sunscreen has been a routine drilled into us since we were all little tackers, but have you ever wondered about those big words that make up the ingredients list on your trusty tube of suncream? Well, Chris Matthews did ... and so begins the story of natural sunscreen brand Little Urchin. more

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Clean Beauty Market brings cruelty-free vibes to Nobby Beach
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Clean Beauty Market brings cruelty-free vibes to Nobby Beach

We live in a pretty great era – everyone is becoming more health conscious, sipping green juices on the daily, eating sustainable food, exercising ... you get the gist. Though, how often do we think about what we put on our faces? Do you actually know what's in your foundation, eyeliner or eyeshadow? If the thought has crossed your mind, but you assumed that 'natural' makeups could never cut the mustard, then Erin Norden will make you think again. She's the brains behind the Clean Beauty Market, the Gold Coast's first all-natural, non-toxic and cruelty-free makeup emporium, which opens in Nobby Beach this Friday September 29. more

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Lather, scrub and soak yourself in plant-based botanical skincare by Salus Body
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Lather, scrub and soak yourself in plant-based botanical skincare by Salus Body

Our precious skin comes into contact with a lot of 'stuff'. Moisturisers, day creams, night creams, oils, soaps, hand washes – the list goes on. Have you ever stopped to think about what is actually in these creams, oils and balms? Well, you should. Australian brand Salus Body has ditched the synthetics and replaced them with powerful botanicals, natural plant extracts and pure essential oils to create a range of plant-based skincare for those that really give a damn about what they are putting on their skin. more

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Transform your everyday habits with thoughtful supplements from BEAR
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Transform your everyday habits with thoughtful supplements from BEAR

The market of health products is pretty mind-blowing, and not necessarily in a good way. With so many different must-have vitamins and supplements thrown into our faces every single day, it's hard to find the quality amongst all that hard-selling clutter. In the midst of it all, we've found a brand of daily essentials that stands far, far away from the rest – it's called BEAR. more

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Treat your skin to plant-based purity with Saya Skincare
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Treat your skin to plant-based purity with Saya Skincare

Your skin is technically your largest organ, so it makes sense to take darn good care of it. The market is flooded with all manner of products that promise everything from eternal youth to a blemish-free face, but often these bigger brands are packed with gnarly chemicals – not to mention that a lot of cosmetic giants still test on animals (the absolute worst). Saya Skincare is here to save the day, offering a range of certified organic and plant-based products that proves nature really is the ultimate healer. more

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Glide all night on Go-To's all-new silk Face Case
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Glide all night on Go-To’s all-new silk Face Case

If you've spent all of your life with your face on a cotton pillowcase, it's time to start living on the edge. You need a silk pillowcase in your life. Let us introduce you to the newbie from skincare company Go-To – the silk Face Case. It's got all the benefits of sleeping on silk, plus it's embroided with the words 'Hi, cute face'. Seriously, take our money. Now. more

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Par Femme brings a unique brand of female empowerment to online shopping
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Par Femme brings a unique brand of female empowerment to online shopping

When it comes to female sexuality, the world tends to turn a blind eye and block its ears whilst humming loudly to drown out anything it might hear. There is precious little in the way of safe spaces where women can embrace their femininity on their own terms and by their own standards. Par Femme is breaking the rules of feminine mystique – from fashion to content, this is an online destination designed by women, for women (minus the taboo). more