Why is it a must to use products containing active ingredients? July 28, 2017 15:10 100 Comments

Why is it a must to use products with active ingredients in them? 

Simple put, to increase skin renewal and therefore prevent premature aging .

To understand that, we need to clarify what is skin renewal, how it affects the skin and how the skin age.

The skin (our body's largest organ) has an amazing ability to completely renew itself every 28 days . This process begins when skin cell is produced in the lowest layer of our epidermis and over 28 days makes its way up the layers of the skin to finally be shed. 

As we age this cell renewal process slows down . This can be due to metabolic ageing processes or environmental factors as well as lifestyle and diet.

Some of the signs of the slowing down of skin renewal can include:

  • A dull, lack lustre appearence.
  • Signs of ageing including lines and wrinkles. 
  • Rough, skin tone. 
  • Skin discolouration and pigmentation.
  • Uneven skin tone.
  • Loss of elasticity.

If those signs are obvious to you, it is possible that the skin renewal rate is slower than what it was when you were younger. 

Have a look at skin renewal rates in age brackets :

  • Babies - Skin renewal turnover appox 14 days.                                       
  • Teenagers - Skin renewal rate 21-28 days.                                 
  • Middle Age - skin renewal rate 28-42 days.
  • 50+ -Skin renewal rate 42-84 days.                                                 

There are some simple daily routines to combat  slowed skin renewal process. 

1.Use a sun protection cream 50+ every day. Uv light damages cells in their germulative state. This slows the rate of cell division and renewal.  A good SPF 50+ protects against UVA and UVB, premature ageing and skin damage. UVA and UVB protection is the most important part of any anti-kjageing strategy.

 2. Make sure the natural barrier function is protected ie. use a good moisturiser.  This will;

    • Increases moisture and hydration to improve skin barrier function.
    • Strengthens, repairs, soothes and protects.
    • Decreases sensitivity and irritation for dry, hyper sensitive skin.

      3. Regularly Exfoliate .

    Exfolliating assists the removal of dead, shedding skin cells on the surface of your skin . This in turn speeds up the cell renewal process and leaves the surface of the skin smooth and clear .

    Having active incredients in your skin care products will help to increase the rate of skin renewal . This will be achieved by assisting the skin cell removal from the surface of the skin while actively stimulating the lower levels of the skin responcible for cell renewal . 



    • Some suggestions of Skinstitut products containing active ingrediants are :
    1. L-lactic cleanser/ Glycolic Cleanser 12%
      .The use of Alpha Hydoxy acids in both of these cleansers enhance skin shedding  and increases skin renewal turnover.
    2. Skinstituts Retinol Serum
       Contains (SYN®-AKE) and peptides Encapsulated advanced delivery system. Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that promotes cell renewal in the skin by increasing collagen and elastin production. Skin appears smoother with a clearer, lifted and more even skin tone.
    3. Even Blend Serum . With Glycolic acid 
    • Reduces the appearance of uneven tone caused by sun exposure, skin inflammation or hormone imbalance
    • Exfoliates and smooths for a softer & more refined skin textureAddresses age spots, skin discolouration and brightens uneven skin tone resulting in a more luminous and radiant complexion.


            Skinstitut Moisture Defence - Ultra Dry June 7, 2016 15:22 27 Comments

            Skinstitut Moisture Defence - Ultra Dry

            Intense hydration for ultra-dry skin

            For dry skin or premature ageing

            Skinstitut launches new Moisture Defence Ultra Dry, developed to soothe, hydrate and
            replenish the thirstiest of skin. Utilising the latest in anti-ageing technology, Moisture
            Defence Ultra Dry acts as a protective salve to fight extreme cold and dry
            environmental conditions while turning back the clock on premature signs of

            Formulated with the latest in anti-ageing technology, Moisture Defence Ultra Dry is the first step in repairing skin’s barrier function.
            This rich daily moisturiser contains NEW Progeline™ a patented peptide that works to
            inhibit collagen and elastin breakdown. This powerful ingredient is a biomimetic peptide that decreases the skins production of ageing skin biomarker and toxic protein, progerine, inhibiting collagen and elastin breakdown and thereby improving
            the appearance of lines, firmness, density and viscoelasticity in slackened skin.

            This new formulation also integrates Green Tea Extract, a powerful antioxidant which assists with the prevention of collagen break down and reduces UV induced skin damage. Olive Fruit Extract provides anti-inflammatory properties to nourish dry skin 
            and Oat Extract works to calm and soothe dry itchy skin.

            For best results, use in conjunction with a complete Skinstitut 5- a-day programme, or as prescribed by your Professional Skinstitut Skin Therapist

            • Intense hydration and nourishment with biomimetic peptides
            • Jawline lifting appearance
            • Improves the appearance of lines and loss of elasticity
            • Provides antioxidant protection
            • Soothing, anti-inflammatory and healing
            • Assists to relieve irritated or itchy skin with conditions such as eczema and psoriasis
            • Anti-inflammatory
            • Used daily for extreme protection
            • May be used at night for a complete remodelling effect

            Progeline™, Olive Fruit Oil, Oat Extract and Green Tea Extract


            Directions for use
            Can be used morning/evening. Use daily, after cleansing as the last step before sunscreen application and at
            night as the final step in your skincare regime. Apply to face, neck and décolletage.
            Available from 30th June 2016 at Complete Skincare
            RRP: $45.00 AUD

            Thalgo Xmas packs in store now 2014 October 23, 2014 22:17 3 Comments

            Hydra marine 24h Cream 50ml

            Hydra marine serum 30ml, Absolute hydra marine Conc . RRP $129       Value $255


            Hydra marine 24h cream 15ml, Ultra Hydra moist mask 15ml, Marine shower gel 30ml, Intensive Nutrition Cream 30ml    RRP $29         Value $81


            Shaving Gel 100ml, After Shave Cream 75ml, Wake up Shower Gel 100ml

            RRP $69     value $134


            Silicium Cream 50ml, Silicium Concentrate 30ml, Silicium Eye Cream 10ml

            RRP $159     Value $307


            Collagen Cream 50ml, Collagen Eye Roll-On 15ml,

            Collagen Concentrate 20ml    RRP$129       Value $214


            Ultimate Time Solution Cream 50ml, Ultimate Time Solution Serum 30ml, Ultimate Time solution Eyes&Lips  10ml  RRP $249      Value $482






            Jane Iredale timeless beauty tips at 50!!! August 27, 2013 09:51 4 Comments

            Timeless Beauty at 50!

            Feel revived and ageless with this timeless look for the experienced face ’cause it’s not about age, it’s about attitude!

            mineral makeupSTEP 1: Prime your skin with a Foundation or Blending brush going over eyes and lips. Apply your favourite jane iredale foundation to match your skin tone. Set with a Hydration spray for a long lasting finish.

            STEP 2: Apply PureBrow Brow Gel in your desired colour to hold and tint the brow.

            STEP 3: Apply Connection In Touch Cream Blush to the apples of your cheeks with a foundation brush.

            STEP 4: Sweep PurePressed Eye Shadow in Champagne across lids as a base colour with Deluxe Shader, add Allure to the lid for highlight with a Smudge and blend Cappuccino across the contour with a Crease Brush. Use Brown Silk Eye Gloss as a liner with your Angle brush which won’t budge. Blend Cappuccino as a soft shadow liner under the lower lashes with a Small Fluff brush.

            STEP 5: Add Lash Conditioner, Longest Lash Black Ice, Pure Lash Lengthening Navy on the lower lashes to brighten the eyes.

            STEP 6: Add PureMoist Lipstick in Margi (expected to launch October 2013).

            Dream Tint .. The Original JI CC cream August 12, 2013 11:39 3630 Comments

            Dream tint , our original CC cream is a beautiful, light textured, oil free tinted moisturiser with SPF 15.It really is a dream come true. This super absorbent tinted moisturiser not only HYDRATES, but prevents water loss, calms irritation and improves skins elasticity. It can certainly be applied with your fingers, but to get best results, use the Blending Brush to blend it in.  


            CC cream is easily absorbed into the skin. It contains Titanium Dioxide , which provides immediate SPF 15 protection, and Boron Nitrate which creates soft focus effect on the skin that helps to minimises appearance of fine lines and pores . This leaves a flawless finish . Sea lipids help improve skin's elasticity and prevent trans epidermal water loss.  It can also be used as a skin primer.



            • Algae  Extract                                                    
            • Pomegranate   Extract
            • Titanium Dioxide
            • Boron nitrate                                                                 
            • White Tea leaf Extract                                                                


            Features and Benefits

            • Oil free Formulated with light weight minerals
            • Hydrating
            • Sheer to medium coverage       
            • Calms irritation and improves skin elasticity
            • Water resistant to 40 mins
            • Broad spectrum sun protection with SPF 15  UVA/UVB
            • Gives soft focus effect that minimizes fine lines


            Available in Light , Medium light , Medium Dark , Peach, Lilac and Warm Bronze

            Special   Dream tint , Blending Brush ,lip drink all for $99

            Thalgo Eye Catching Event August 5, 2013 14:25 3 Comments

             Complete Skincare's Eye Catching Event Day


            On  Thursday 15th August 2013 Complete skincare is having a fantastic event in the salon . We are offering a beautiful eye Treatment ( 30 mins ) using Thalgo's  Silicium eye range . This includes

            • Cleanse - Thalgo Gentle eye makeup remover
            • Tone  - thalgo Cocooning tonic
            • Exfoliate - Thalgo Freshness Exfoliate
            • Massage - Thalgo Collagen Concentrate
            • Eye machine massage  -  using Thalgo's specially designed eye sculptor
            • Moisturiser - Thalgo Silicium Eye cream


            Plus take home 2 full size products from Thalgo's Eye Silicium range .


            All for amazing price of $89 .

            Hurry !!!! There are only a few places left  . Full deposit required when booking to secure your place. 48 hrs notice appreciated on cancelling.