Dr John Arbuckle

Anti-ageing and cosmetic doctor

Andrew R. Christie

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.


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Dr John Flynn

Foundation Fellow Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery, QLD
Cosmedic

Dr Kathy Gallagher
Shine Clinic

Dr Peter Muzikants MB, BS

Specialising in laser and cosmetic dermatologic procedures
ADA Cosmetic

Fiona Tuck

Fiona Tuck has over 20yrs in the professional skincare industry and is a well known industry expert. Her experience ranges from clinic owner, training and assessing, international training manager for the Dermal Institute and paramedical skin treatment training for the medical profession. Fiona regularly quotes and writes articles for industry and fashion magazines and has been an industry keynote speaker around the world including countries such as Japan, China, Hong Kong, Europe, England and the USA.

Fiona holds a variety of qualifications ranging from skin therapy, natural therapies, nutritional medicine, bio chemistry, advanced chemical peeling and IPL/Laser accreditation. Fiona’s love for skincare and ingredient technology has led Fiona to become a co-owner of Skinstitut Australia.

Blog entries by Fiona Tuck

  • Selecting the best exfoliant for aging skin

    The shedding of dead cells on the skin's outermost surface is a normal process that results in the younger cells underneath the surface.  In the process, the skin looks and feels soft, smooth and sup..Read more

    The shedding of dead cells on the skin's outermost surface is a normal process that results in the younger cells underneath the surface.

  • Moisturizer selection for aging skin

      Skin care products abound in the market from cleansers like washes and scrubs to moisturizers for the face and body.  It is probably moisturizers that garner the most attention since these ..Read more

    Skin care products abound in the market from cleansers like washes and scrubs to moisturizers for the face and body.  It is probably moisturizers that garner the most attention since these skin care products have the potential to restore moisture to the skin and, in the process, make way for suppler, softer and smoother skin.

  • Vitamin C, skin & aging

    Amongst all the numerous kinds of vitamins available from food and supplement sources, it is Vitamin C that garners the most attention with its anti-aging function as the most attractive. We may not b..Read more

    Amongst all the numerous kinds of vitamins available from food and supplement sources, it is Vitamin C that garners the most attention with its anti-aging function as the most attractive.


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Dr Bruce Williamson
Balgowlah Skin Cancer Clinic