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

  • I don’t want to act my age

    Is there a problem with aging?

    The realization of aging can bring up all sorts of things. Positive and negative. Some women seem to embrace this important life transition easily and slide ea..Read more

    The realization of aging can bring up all sorts of things. Positive and negative. Some women seem to embrace this important life transition easily and slide easily into a seemingly preordained role of 'wise woman' or whatever title they care to give themselves. I only know a few of these women.

  • Why am I invisible over fifty?

    What's with the invisible woman thing?! Am I imagining it?

    Why do I feel invisible? Am I invisible now I'm fifty? Is that younger women in the queue really getting preferential treatment? ..Read more

    Many of us worry about being invisible over 50. But does this matter? Maybe this is the stimulus we need to roar into what we need to be when we finally get over 50!

  • Manage the andropause

    What is the andropause?

    Andropause is a normal part of aging for men, who see a gradual decline in testosterone levels, but there are ways to manage the andropause and maintain wellbeing and..Read more

    Andropause is a normal part of aging for men, who see a gradual decline in testosterone levels. Learn how to manage the andropause here.

  • Testing testosterone levels

    What is testosterone?

    Testosterone is essential for normal sexual development and function in both men and women, and testing testosterone levels is sometimes required if you’re showing si..Read more

    Having adequate testosterone levels is vital for health and wellbeing in both men and women. Find out what is involved in testing testosterone levels here.

  • 10 reasons to embrace aging

    Embrace aging, be happier

    It's never an easy decision to embrace aging. When I first realized I was "getting older" at 40 years of age, I really freaked out. I was just getting into the g..Read more

    If you are struggling with the getting older, here are 10 reasons why you should embrace aging.


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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