Floral scents are a winning Mother’s Day gift.Credit:Corrie Bond
Trend: Floral Scents
We've fallen in love with this batch of fragrant floral delights, from the regal Creed Rose, with its intoxicating bed of Bulgarian and Turkish roses, to Jo Malone's fresh apricot cologne and Rochas' jasmine, rose and violet concoction.
This week I try … a hydrafacial
Creed Rose Impériale EDP 75ml, $699. Credit:Jennifer Soo
My skin is looking particularly dull and peaky, so I'm at Dr Natasha Cook's Darlinghurst Dermatology centre to give my face a boost. This non-invasive treatment uses a clever machine that cleanses, exfoliates and hydrates, creating a vortex to gently dislodge and remove impurities.
Its power-tool features a multi-faceted spiral abrasion tip with pre-loaded serums that softens and de-puffs skin while extracting sebum and dirt.
The thorough exfoliation also includes a peeling element. Just love a multi-tasking treatment.
Jo Malone Silk Blossom Cologne, $198.Credit:Jennifer Soo
Pain factor There is no pain, just an intense sucking sensation.
Downtime Thirty minutes.
Results My skin lapped up the serums and it looks hydrated and feels super-clean. This is a great trans-seasonal treatment.
Where to get it Sydney: Darlinghurst Dermatology, darlinghurstdermatology.com. Cost: from $200. Melbourne: Skin Temple, skintemple.com.au. Cost: from $225.
Rochas Mademoiselle Rochas EDP 90ml, $140.Credit:Jennifer Soo
At home Try Dr Natasha Cook Concentrated Clarifier Cell Renewing Serum, $99, drnatanashacook.com.
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Ella Baché Radiance + Treatment Oil, $79, ellabache.com.au, is a luscious botanical blend that helps shield skin from pollution and oxidants. Ingredients include skin-protecting hemp seed oil, Kakadu plum seed oil and cranberry seed oil. Add it to your favourite moisturiser for a daily skin-revitalising boost.
Where is the best spot on the body for men to apply fragrance?
Ella Baché Radiance + Treatment Oil.Credit:Jennifer Soo
To get best scent results, it's a good idea to focus on the warmest parts of the body: mix it up and start with spritzing lightly on the chest and neck. Other hot spots include inner wrists, forearms, and elbows as well as shoulders. But not all at once.
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This article appears in Sunday Life magazine within the Sun-Herald and the Sunday Age on sale May 5.
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