Skin

Ask the expert

Do even the most expensive anti-ageing products help tired skin?

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Eleanor Pendleton New research has emerged on "skin-cell fatigue" and how it may – or may not – be tackled by beauty products.

Foundation-free skin at fashion week

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Eleanor Pendleton At recent fashion shows make-up artists were calling foundation a dirty word. Find out why.

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Take the quiz

Can you tell a smoker by their skin?

The effects of smoking (Area on Face is Aged)

Sarah Berry A new study suggests you can you pick a smoker by the condition of their skin.

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Celebrity bad skin

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They might be amongst the most beautiful people alive, but that doesn't prevent problem skin. These stars have all battled acne and bad breakouts.

Sun sense

Nanoparticles don't penetrate skin, study finds

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Sarah Berry "Breakthrough" claims by cosmetic companies aren't all they're cracked up to be, according to a new study.

Killer cosmetics

Skin cream: killing you softly?

Skin cream, lotion, cosmetics, skincare, sun screen.

Sarah Berry Scientists raise the alarm over use of banned toxins in Australian cosmetics.

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Beauty misconceptions

Skin myths

Skin Myths: dry skin needs more moisturiser

Julia Teen Beauty fact or fiction? We talk to the experts about separating hard truths from common misconceptions.

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New research

Want wrinkle-free skin? Here's how

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Forget expensive creams, here's a low-cost wrinkle treatment that works.

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Skin care beats surgery

Surgery or skin care?

Natasha Hughes Cosmetic treatments are a waste of time if the home beauty regime's patchy, says a plastic surgeon.

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Inner glow

The beautiful skin diet

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What to eat - and what to avoid - for a radiant, youthful complexion.

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Trend of elfin nails

Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling finds a new cult serum in the making and shows how it's easy being green with the latest nail polish hit colour

Super foods and beauty

Super foods in skincare - what's all the hype?

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Julia Teen Is what’s good for the body really good for the skin? That’s the question dermatologists are asking with the rise of trendy super foods turning up in our beauty products.

Purple lips and dirty hair

Purple-lipped, dirty haired Lorde becomes a beauty queen

Lorde on the cover of Billboard magazine.

Jenna Clarke Once upon a time purple-tinged lips were a sign of hypothermia, now they are a symptom of the “Lorde effect”.

On the rise

On the rise: Lunch hour facelift treatments

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Eleanor Pendleton Forget going under the knife in the quest for younger looking skin. Now, the bulk of non-surgical procedures available are designed to restore a youthful appearance to the skin on an outpatient basis.

Sun smart

Cancer Council launches its own make-up range

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Eleanor Pendleton Cancer Council Australia launches its latest range of sun protection cosmetics in a bid to make applying sunscreen easy, practical and fashionable.

Not so ideal

The westernised appearance ideal - not so ideal

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Libby Hakim The popularity of treatments ranging from skin whitening creams to double eyelid surgery are pushed as evidence that many believe west is best when it comes to appearance.

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Beauty roadtest

Facial rejuvenation: is it worth it?

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Nedahl Stelio Is there a way to erase the "tired" from your face?

Fish, snails, beer and vampires

Fish, snails, beer and vampires: 10 bizarre beauty treatments

Not all beauty treatments sound relaxing or comfortable.

Rachel Clun People, it has been shown, will do the strangest things for beauty.

Beauty essentials for travel

Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling is a willing guinea pig for a new wrinkle eradicating injectable, tracks down a favourite hot iron and  gets travel ready with some cute kits

Restricted ad

Rihanna's ad isn't just 'sexual' - it's 'unattainable sexual '

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Radhika Sanghani Rihanna's latest perfume advert has been restricted by the UK ad watchdog because it's so 'provocative', but that's not why Radhika Sanghani is so grateful for this ruling.