Skin

America's Next Top Model

Model with rare skin disease lets her quirks shine

Livia Gamble America's Next Top Model contestant Chantelle Brown-Young was four years old when white patches appeared on her skin but that hasn't stopped her from taking on the modelling world.

How the rays damage our skin

Under our skin: our faces in ultraviolet light

Black light: A shot from the video as a subject applies sunscreen.

Sarah Berry An artist has captured how ultraviolet rays really damage skin, and how sunscreen should never be foresaken.

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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.

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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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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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.

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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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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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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'Unattainable' beauty standards

Model Gisele Bundchen has put her foot in her mouth again

Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen has slammed beauty adverts for making women

Oh Gisele - the famously outspoken supermodel has again stuck her foot in her mouth, saying advertisements can promote "unattainable" beauty standards.

Expensive habit

Beauty therapy bill? Make mine a million, says Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson looking a million bucks.

Livia Gamble According to a New Zealand news site, Simpson spends approximately US$1 million a year on her looks.

Sunscreen exposed: the quandary about covering up

Protect yourself: there is heat in the sunscreen debate.

Sarah Berry 'Tis the delicious season of sea, salt and sunshine, but it comes with a harsh bite.

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Sephora is coming to make over Australia's 'used by' make-up market

Sephora business development manager Libby Anderson.

Jenna Clarke Sephora – or a make-up Mecca as many call it – is planning on democratising beauty for Australians.

Burning ambition

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Jenna Clarke Choosing your fragrance has become more personal, writes Jenna Clarke, as a very British house of scent opens up a world of possibilities with its combination concept.

On age

Charlize Theron on getting older, 'It's like we wilt or something'

Beauty and grit: Actress Charlize Theron and actor Sean Penn arrive at the Los Angeles Premiere 'A Million Ways To Die In The West'.

Livia Gamble Charlize Theron expressed her views on the beauty industry, womanhood and becoming a mum in a recent interview.

Wind back the clock

How to look 10 years younger

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Elizabeth Clarke The key to a good youthful makeup is finding the balance between too much makeup and not enough.

Sephora shows off beauty products coming to Australia

Sephora Australia will open in December in Sydney's Pitt Street Mall.

Jenna Clarke Sephora has given beauty fans a sneak preview of what to expect from its first Australian store.