Celebrity Beauty News by Mary Zavaglia in LA
There’s no doubt that we value physical beauty, (a fact that is borne out of the $445 billion USD spent on beauty this last year) but there has been a gradual shift in the beauty industry that tends to focus on more than just one’s appearance. It has become more about radiating a glow from within. There are many doctors, beauty consultants and nutritionists who stand strongly behind this idea.
Dr. Lisa Masterson is one of them. Dr. Masterson is known for being the Emmy nominated co-host of the Award-winning show The Doctors. She specialises in obstetrics, gynecology, hormone therapy and anti-ageing treatments, but she is not your conventional MD. She has a holistic approach to beauty and emphasises the connection of the body, mind and spirit. Her medical spa, the Ocean Oasis in Santa Monica, provides beauty and health care services aimed towards total wellness with the goal to help you feel, look and be your best. “As a physician, I believe there are many forms of healing, and I want to offer my patients multiple options. We provide a healing energy oasis where personal treatments lead towards the healthiest, happiest, and most beautiful you”, says Dr. Lisa Masterson.
I received a Reiki session (a form of ancient energy healing), that left me totally relaxed and rejuvenated. The serenity I felt within, reflected on the outside, as throughout the day I received compliments on how fresh, well-rested and beaming I looked. Another service she provides is the Oxygen Bar; a breathing device that increases your oxygen intake. It has been scientifically proven that increasing oxygen levels promotes healthy cell composition, mental alertness, increased physical stamina and boosts the immune system.
The next stop on my inner beauty quest was the Detox Market for all things natural in health and beauty. Here we find a vast array of products ranging from supplements, to inner cleanses (not to be mistaken with cleansers) and wellness, to makeup and skincare. The products offered are free of parabens, synthetic fragrances and formaldehydes. They ensure that each of their products are cruelty free and derived from the cleanest and purest ingredients. Detox Market CEO, Romain Gaillard is passionate about promoting ‘green’ beauty. He believes that you don’t need to choose between safety and efficacy. “Clients trust that we never compromise efficacy and purity”, says Gaillard. The Detox Market is one of the first companies to promote green beauty products in a retail environment. “Since we started in 2010, we have created close to a dozen pop-up stores with the idea of educating and creating a meaningful experience”, says Gaillard.
One of my very favourite brands, which is a big promoter of the inner beauty movement, is an Australian brand, The Beauty Chef. Its creator, Carla Oates, is extremely passionate about nature and our connection to it. She believes that true beauty is attained from organic skin care and organic food which is exactly what her products promote. As a young girl, she suffered from skin allergies and eczema so she started creating her own products using natural ingredients. This ultimately led her to formulate her living skincare line which uses ‘good’ bacteria to help us attain a healthy gut. “When I created The Beauty Chef, it was with the intention of educating women that glowing skin comes from within, which means feeding your skin from the inside out. And more specifically that ‘beauty begins in the belly’ – good gut health is vital for healthy, robust, radiant skin”, says Carla.
Discovering this power of inner beauty has inspired me to live a much cleaner and healthier lifestyle and by practicing what I’m preaching in this article, I must admit, that I have never felt or looked better.
Goldfield & Banks is less than two years old. Founded by Belgian Frenchman, Dimitri Weber – a veteran of the fine fragrance world, working across Europe – the brand is inspired by the natural wonders of the Australian landscape - Australian made fine fragrance highlighting scents unique to Australia’s scenery.
Michael Marzano, the National Education Manager for Agence de Parfum, Australia’s leading niche perfume and home fragrance distribution company, believes that fragrance is the first layer of dressing. It’s what you wear closest to the body and everything follows after that. “Both women and men should absolutely have a fragrance wardrobe that reflects their style, changing moods and every occasion”.