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The main difference between designer cosmetics and their pharmacy or supermarket counterparts?

The main difference between designer cosmetics and their pharmacy or supermarket counterparts?
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Fancy packaging. In fact, some manufacturers make both high-end and pharmacy product – using similar formulas!

Want to look younger?

Want to look younger?
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Choose anti-ageing moisturisers and serums with vitamin A derivatives such as retinol and retinaldehyde. The next most effective ingredient: L-ascorbic acid.

Check out these anti-ageing treatments doctors actually use.

There is a magic potion that will stop 90 per cent of your skin’s ageing…

There is a magic potion that will stop 90 per cent of your skin’s ageing…
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…but, according to Victoria’s Cancer Council only one in five Australians apply enough of it: sunscreen.

Don’t miss these top forget-me-not sunscreen spots.

Your foundation has SPF? That’s great – but you still need sunscreen.

Your foundation has SPF? That’s great – but you still need sunscreen.
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Experts say most people don’t use enough makeup to fully protect their skin, and they end up missing important areas such as their ears, neck, and the back of their hands.

Spend some bucks on your tools.

Spend some bucks on your tools.
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Good brushes help you apply makeup evenly and blend it in so you look more natural. Even the best makeup won’t look as good if you put it on with mediocre brushes.

Read on for the secrets makeup artists wish they could tell you.

If your mascara is drying up and you’re in a pinch…

If your mascara is drying up and you’re in a pinch…
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…a couple of drops of saline solution can make it last a few more days.

Read on for the everyday habits that can save your eyesight.

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Never wash your face with just plain soap.

Never wash your face with just plain soap.
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Made from animal fat and salt compounds, it strips your skin of its natural oils and proteins. Use a non-soap cleanser instead.

Find out what you should never do to your skin, according to dermatologists.

‘Unscented’ is not the same thing as ‘fragrance-free.’

‘Unscented’ is not the same thing as ‘fragrance-free.’
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Unscented products have masking fragrances to cover the odour of other chemicals.

Here’s a trick to make you look fresh and awake:

Here’s a trick to make you look fresh and awake:
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Instead of using liner underneath your eyes, line the upper inner rims (waterlines) of your eyes with a dark waterproof colour.

Cover problem spots with concealer, not foundation.

Cover problem spots with concealer, not foundation.
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If you try to camouflage everything with foundation, it accentuates wrinkles and doesn’t look natural. With foundation, less is always more.

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