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Described by 9 to 5 magazine as the “master of make up”; beautyheaven.com as the “international make-up extraordinaire” and Jetstar Magazine as “THE Beauty Expert”; Andrew Christie is a cosmetics industry specialist with over 15 years professional experience.

A paramedically qualified skin therapist, film and editorially trained make-up and hair artist, Andrew’s creative work has graced the catwalks for many Australian designers including Camilla and Marc and Allanah Hill, appeared in written media including Marie Claire and Vybe magazines and on stage and screen including the cult indy film “The Coven”. Andrew has also made regular appearances as an industry commentator on Channel 9 and Foxtel’s Lifestyle Channel. TV celebrities including Catriona Rowntree and Naomi Robson and supermodel Shoona Stanes have relied both on Andrew’s expert make-up hands and intricate skin maintenance knowledge.

Andrew has worked as a skin expert for over 30 leading international brands including his own range.

Andrew is currently the co-Managing Director of Skinstitut Australia.

Blog entries by Andrew Christie

  • Caloric restriction slows aging

    Using caloric restriction to slow the aging process

    Aging is an inevitable part of life and each year there are thousands of products that claim “anti-aging” effects. While there are num..Read more

    Aging is an inevitable part of life and there are thousands of products claiming “anti-aging” effects. Research suggests caloric restriction will slow aging

  • Testing cortisol levels

    What is a cortisol blood test?

    Cortisol mobilizes our biological resources to repair and protect the body during time..Read more

    Cortisol is a key hormone that our body produces when we are stressed, and here we explain why testing cortisol levels is important as we age.

  • The benefits of laughing

    Can laughter really benefit your health?

    There is an old adage about laughter being the best medicine, and it is quite true: there are many benefits of laughin..Read more

    The saying that 'laughter is the best medicine' is quite true: there are many benefits of laughing, particularly in relation to our health.

  • Winter-proof your skin

    Keep your skin healthy in winter

    Winter is not just dreary for the spirit, it’s also hard on the skin. Here we outline si..Read more

    Keep your skin healthy in winter Winter is not just dreary for the spirit, it’s also hard on the skin. Here we outline simple steps to winter-proof your skin and keep it glowing during the cold. If you live in a country that experiences cold and dry winters, you know how low humidity weather affects […]

  • Heart rate during exercise

    Aim for maximum heart rate during exercise to reap the benefits

    Your heart rate during exercise serves as an unbiased indicator of exercise intensity, whether it’s commu..Read more

    Heart rate during exercise is an unbiased indicator of exercise intensity, so what rate should you aim for, and what training will help you reach it?

  • Basic stretches for safer exercise

    The importance of stretching properly

    To get the best muscle performance and reduce the risk of injury, a workout that includes basic stretches is vital. Experts recommend you perform bas..Read more

    To reduce the risk of injury, a workout that includes basic stretches is vital. Here we outline some of the best stretches to perform.

  • Folate benefits

    There are a myriad of folate benefits

    Folate benefits include supporting cardiovascular health, treating hearing los..Read more

    Folate benefits include preventing heart disease, and improving insulin sensitivity, age-related hearing loss and major depression.

  • Lycopene health benefits

    Lycopene and its role in preventing prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction and Alzheimer's

    Lycopene health benefits are wide-ranging, so if you’re looking for foods to help slow aging, look..Read more

    Lycopene health benefits are wide ranging, and include reducing the risk of prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction and Alzheimer's.

  • Exercise more important as we age

    Why exercise becomes more important as we age

    Exercise becomes more important as we age, providing many benefits including increasing lifespan and reducing inflammation. The majority of a..Read more

    Exercise becomes more important as we age, providing many benefits including increasing lifespan and reducing inflammation.

  • Will you develop celiac disease?

    Can you develop celiac disease?

    You must be born with a genetic predisposition to develop celiac disease, which can be triggered by gluten - plant proteins..Read more

    You must be born with a genetic predisposition to develop celiac disease, which is triggered by gluten. Learn more in this post.

  • The good fats: using oils

    The right fats

    When we are using oils while cooking, it is important we use the best ones to ensure we’re getting the right fats.

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    When we are using oils while cooking, it is important we use the best ones to ensure we’re getting the right fats. Learn more here.

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