About AnneLisa



I am a qualified beauty therapist with over 22 years of industry experience. My work background includes domestic and international roles working in small salons/spas and for larger retail organisations. I have taught, coached and mentored many other therapists in the industry and for the last 10 years have run my own business in Melbourne – Venus Day Spa. I embrace natural beauty in all its forms and my passion is beauty, ageing as well as possible with grace and assisting others to do the same.

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Beauty and Paris

I recently had the most amazing trip to Paris, France. This was my first time visiting this famous city and it more than lived up to any expectation I could have placed upon it. Along with galleries, museums, parks, restaurants, champagne houses, etc, I was really interested to check out...
 

Is Your Skin Sensitive?

        Many of us perceive as skin as sensitive. This is for various reasons, however, in reality there is sensitive skin, which is a genetic trait, and sensitised skin, which occurs when the skin is traumatised or irritated. If you have a genetic predisposition to sensitive skin,...
 

Is Hyaluronic Acid the Fountain of Youth?

Hyaluronic acid is a molecule, which occurs naturally in the human body to help cushion and lubricate the joints. It’s found in connective tissue and eye fluids, however, most of hyaluronic acid found in the body is in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a common ingredient found in skin-care products...
 

Oily Skin and Facial Oils

Have an Oily or Combination skin type? Then don’t be afraid of facial oils. They can actually help! Oil loves oil and products like moisturiser, sunscreen and makeup need an oil based cleanser to be removed. Facial oils and oil based cleansers cut through grease – cleansing with oils help...
 

Review: Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair 1%

I have recently been using the new Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair 1% on my skin as part of my evening regime. The product comes in a 25ml tube, is accompanied by a 15ml Buffer Cream and retails for $145 AUD. Dermalogica recommend that when introducing the product into your skin...
 

How often should I have a facial?

How often should I have a facial? As a skin therapist, this is a question that I am often asked. The answer depends on several factors such as lifestyle, priorities and skin objectives. I generally give the following advice: If you have a special event coming up or would like to address...
 

Free Radicals

When discussing the ageing process with clients and age management skin and body solutions, I often talk about free radical damage. Whilst most clients trustingly accept my explanation, I know that there are not many of those that fully understand how they occur and how this impacts their bodies and...
 

Should I get Botox

A friend of mine recently had some Botox injections done for the first time. They were very keen for it not to be commonly known and they were very happy with the results. They also strongly suggested that I go and try it for myself. I found myself, for the...
 

Benefits of Vitamin D

We are all aware of protecting our skin from the sun and how too much sun exposure can be damaging to the skin. However, some protected exposure is required to maintain optimal health, including anti-ageing benefits. Without sufficient Vitamin D, we can suffer from lack of bone density and skin...

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