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Tested: An ultrasound facial

Sonophoresis infusion at Caci Clinic.

We test run Caci Clinic's sonophoresis infusion treatment, which uses sound waves to pass active ingredients deeper into the skin.

Tested: The Power of Three facial

Step one of About Face's The Power of Three facial is one of seven skin peels or microdermabrasian to exfoliate and ...

This high-tech treatment combines a peel, light therapy and sound waves.

The best microbead-free products

Some of the best brands which are free of microbeads.

It's the beginning of the end for the tiny balls of plastic being used in beauty products.

Beauty editors' favourites

These products are more than worth a try, if you're in the market.

If you're after a new mascara, eyeliner or lip product, look no further.

Botox at a pharmacy?

You can now get Botox at the pharmacy, reporter Brittany Mann discovers.

The cosmetic injectible is now so mainstream that you can get it from a registered nurse at the chemist.

Five of the best: volumising mascaras gallery

These wands work their volumising magic.

We've done the flutter testing for you and found the best lash thickeners.

Five great moisturisers gallery

Lush Imperialis Facial Moisturiser, $34.90, is one to try.

The right moisturiser can leave you needing less foundation. Try these.

Big-night beauty on a budget

Here's some hacks to saving some pennies for your night out.

Be the belle of the ball without spending major cash.

Do night creams work?

Could a little technology and some sleep transform the author into Cate Blanchett?

OPINION: "Imagine what could’ve happened if I actually slept? Two words: Cate Blanchett."

Beauty box subscriptions on the rise

GoodieBox is a New Zealand monthly service that delivers five different beauty products to a subscriber's door.

Kiwi women are using online services to deliver new, big brand, beauty products to their doorstep every month

The Korean foot peel for newborn feet

Baby Silky Foot claims to give you feet as soft and smooth as a baby.

We find out if a Korean foot peel claiming to give you feet like a newborn lives up to the hype.

Fancy a multi-coloured fringe?

Rainbow bangs are the latest fad to rock the hair world.

Start with some baby steps to get on the rainbow hair bandwagon.

Is it a muffin or a Chihuahua?

Chihuahua or muffin? You decide.

Forget the whole "what colour is the dress" saga, a new trend has emerged and it involves dogs and food.

A brush that straightens? video

The Dafni heated hairbrush.

We put the new Dafni ceramic heated hairbrush to the test. Watch and see how it works.

An eyelift with sticky tape? video

The tiny eyelift strips are applied with tweezers.

We test out the new cosmetic strips that claim to instantly fix hooded lids.

Beauty creams that could bankrupt you

Some of these creams could be a down-payment on a new car.

Introducing some of the most luxurious and pricey skincare on Kiwi counters.

Fancy some 'octopus highlights'?

A typical example of the octopus highlights application in progress.

This new colouring technique is bound to raise some tentacles.

The 2016 self-tanning guide gallery

The ModelCo girls prove that faking it is the best way when it comes to tanning.

Scared of turning yourself into an oompa loompa? Don't fear - here's the best products to spend your bucks on.

Do IUDs cause acne?

Carly Humbert developed severe acne because of an IUD.

For some unlucky women, birth control can wreak havoc with skin.

The best in faux glow gallery

The cabana boy is taking a very long time to bring my mojito.

Try of these easy ways to add a golden glow to your face and body.

What were the best beauty products of 2015? gallery

Cheap and chic Essence was one of our fave new beauty launches this year.

We tried tons of new beauty products, but these were the standouts in a stellar year. 

The nail craze that'll leave you shattered

This nail art mimics the effect of shattered glass on nails.

There's a new manicure trend in town and this one wins top points for creativity.

Get perfect pins this summer

We'd be pretty happy if we had legs like these.

Here's a line-up of tips to help you get your legs looking their best.

Get Victoria's Secret lashes

Her lashes are done, so it's time for a hairstylist to work her magic on Kendall Jenner before the show.

Getting their bodies may take a little more time, but nailing their bedroom eyes is within reach.

Summer beauty hacks

Fake tan and waterproof makeup wil have you set for summer.

From faster fake tan to making makeup last, here are some simple solutions for the warmer weather ahead.

Why you should put acid on your face

These ultra-hydrating products will help plump up your skin.

This acid won't burn your skin - it's the secret hydrating ingredient that everyone can benefit from.

10 new beauty buys for spring

A fresh new fragrance or the latest makeup - what's on your spring beauty wishlist?

Celebrate warmer weather with brighter makeup, uplifting fragrance and pampering body products.

Serums to supercharge your skin

Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster, $106; Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair (and Buffer Cream), $174; ...

From dose-your-own retinol to an amazing anti-ageing molecule, these advances could be the key to youthful skin.

The best quick fixes for brows

She of the wow brows - Cara Delevingne.

Thick, healthy and groomed brows can do so much for your face - so here's the products you need.

Get the best out of your primer

Widely regarded as having one of the best complexions in the business, actress Cate Blanchett would know more than a ...

Primers aren't crucial, but they do add polish. Here's how to use them.

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