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Join beauty writer Gemma Watts in conversation with some of Australia's, and the world's, biggest beauty pioneers. We're picking the brains behind the beauty products that fill your bathroom cupboards- the CEOs, founders and creative minds heading the brands that shape the beauty industry. From cult favourites to the products you reach for every day, from young entrepreneurs to companies steeped in history, these are the stories behind the most successful beauty businesses on the planet.

Glow Journal Gemma Watts

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Join beauty writer Gemma Watts in conversation with some of Australia's, and the world's, biggest beauty pioneers. We're picking the brains behind the beauty products that fill your bathroom cupboards- the CEOs, founders and creative minds heading the brands that shape the beauty industry. From cult favourites to the products you reach for every day, from young entrepreneurs to companies steeped in history, these are the stories behind the most successful beauty businesses on the planet.

    BONUS | Skincare for the Hands and Neck With Dr Shobhan Manoharan

    BONUS | Skincare for the Hands and Neck With Dr Shobhan Manoharan

    In this bonus Ask An Expert episode we're joined by Dr Shobhan Manoharan. A Fellow of the Australiasian Collage of Dermatologists, Foundation Member of the Australasian Society for Cosmetic Dermatology, member of the Australian Medical Association and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland and Griffith University, Dr Manoharan has worked in both the United Kingdom and Australia and has sub-specialised in cosmetic and laser dermatology. Having been published extensively in local and international medical journals over the last decade and with a special interest in pigmentation disorders, laser rejuvenation and skin cancer management, I found Dr Manoharan to be the ideal doctor to objectively answer YOUR questions surrounding the skin on the hands and the neck. 


    Away from our regular brand founder conversations, I am asked so many highly specific questions about the skin. Given that I am an educated consumer and by no means an expert, it would be extremely unethical for me to even attempt to address your skin concerns which is why I insist on taking those questions to a medical doctor. This Ask An Expert series is giving you, the Glow Journal audience, unprecedented access to medical doctors, professors and dermatologists and, while the series is sponsored by Candela Medical, doctors legally and ethically have to remain completely objective in interviews like this. For this reason, this series is giving you, the listeners, completely unbiased expert answers to your most specific skin questions- questions that I cannot answer myself. 


    In this episode, we’ve taken the questions YOU submitted on caring for the neck and hands to Dr Manoharan - from which facial skincare ingredients are safe for use on the hands and neck and whether the old adage that the hands and neck age first is truth or a myth, through to whether or not topical skincare can do anything to firm loose skin on the neck and how best to treat visible veins and dark spots on the hands. 


    You can read this interview now at: glowjournal.com/ask-an-expert-hands-and-neck


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    • 25 Min.
    Emily McKay and Ellie Pearson | Founders of Spray Aus

    Emily McKay and Ellie Pearson | Founders of Spray Aus

    In episode sixty five of the Glow Journal podcast, host Gemma Watts talks to the co founders of Spray Aus, Emily McKay and Ellie Pearson.


    In 2014, both working full time office jobs, Em and Ellie knew that solariums were set to close given increased awareness of the health repercussions of UV tanning. Determined to maintain the bronze glow they’d grown accustomed to year round, they took a spray tanning course with little intention beyond tanning themselves and their friends. 


    It was the very moment when their best friend Nadia Bartel (now a co-owner in the business alongside Em, Ellie and Bec Judd) posted about their mobile tanning to her hundreds of thousands of Instagram followers that Ellie and Em found themselves trust into the world of business. They started receiving enquiries upon enquiries, often driving to and from tanning appointments before and after work (and during their lunch breaks) purely to meet demand. They soon relocated their appointments to their own bathrooms and, eventually, quit their desk jobs to focus on their new business full time- and so, Spray Aus was born. 


    After a year or two of using formulas by other brands, Ellie and Em got in touch with a manufacturer to develop their own professional tanning solution. Today, the Spray Aus offering consists of professional tanning formulas, a home tanning range and accessories, three standalone studios with more on the way, and almost 12 months ago to the day, the brand was picked up by Mecca for distribution across Australia and New Zealand. 


    In this conversation, Ellie and Emily share why it’s important to trust your gut during the hiring process, how to determine whether or not your “side hustle” business model is sustainable enough to leave your job for, and the peaks and troughs of learning while physically in the deep end.


    Read more at glowjournal.com
    Follow Spray Aus on Instagram at @sprayaus
    Discover Spray Aus at sprayaus.com.au


    Stay up to date with Gemma on Instagram at @gemkwatts and @glow.journal, or get in touch at hello@gemkwatts.com
     
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    • 50 Min.
    BONUS | Are You Cleansing Properly? With Dr Michelle Rodrigues

    BONUS | Are You Cleansing Properly? With Dr Michelle Rodrigues

    In this bonus Ask An Expert episode I’m joined by Dr Michelle Rodrigues. Dr Rodrigues obtained her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 2004, and was awarded the Founder’s Medal for procedural dermatology upon completing her postgraduate dermatology training as the highest scoring graduate nationally. She’s worked with world-renowned pigment and skin of colour centres in the USA, Europe and Asia. In 2017 she assembled a dermatology team to treat hundreds of patients in remote villages in the north of India, and in 2019 she partnered with Pacific Dermatology Limited to provide education to the first cohort of doctors completing a Diploma in dermatology in the Pacific Islands. This truly impressive resume in mind, I felt confident taking your questions on cleansing and the building blocks of healthy skin to Dr Rodrigues.


    In the name of full disclosure, this episode is sponsored by CeraVe, however as per all of my expert interviews, the guest doctor is never here to push specific brands and products. For this reason, you’ll only hear Dr Rodrigues recommend ingredients, rather than products, giving you the tools you need to make your own objective, educated purchasing decisions. 


    In this episode, Dr Rodrigues offers expert advice from how to choose the right products for your skin and whether or not cleansing morning and night is even essential, through to which ingredients to look out for (and avoid!) and how to make sure your cleanser is really doing its job.


    You can read this interview now at: glowjournal.com/are-you-cleansing-properly


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    Discover more at cerave.com.au
    Follow Dr Michelle Rodrigues on Instagram @mrodriguesmd and @chroma_derm


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    • 31 Min.
    Miranda Kerr | Founder and CEO of KORA Organics

    Miranda Kerr | Founder and CEO of KORA Organics

    In episode sixty four of the Glow Journal podcast, host Gemma Watts talks to the founder and CEO of KORA Organics, Miranda Kerr. 


    Miranda Kerr is a household name, so while an introduction may seem redundant, there was so much about her that came up in our conversation that added yet another layer to what was already a really incredible founder story. 


    Miranda says that she has always treated every job as though it may be her last, even to this day- an attitude I found so refreshing from one of, quite literally, the most successful supermodels on the planet. It’s that attitude that saw Miranda put almost all of her money made from modelling into savings, so that when she eventually started her own business, she was able to self-fund.


    It was in 2006 that Miranda Kerr became the very first Australian to sign a contract with Victoria’s Secret, and it was in that same year that she began thinking about and subsequently planning the launch of KORA Organics. She launched the brand in 2009, when she was just 26, and today, 12 years on, she still owns 95% of the business.


    Miranda tells me that, despite being frequently approached by external investors, she intends to remain in her current position to nsure the brand doesn’t lose its integrity, and continues to reinvest in the brand rather than drawing from it- a brand that is now stocked in over 200 countries. 


    In this conversation, Miranda shares some lessons learned during the Dolly Magazine model search, why we may have her grandmother to thank for the entire KORA line, and why the brand’s latest launch has caused Katy Perry to throw out all her other moisturisers. 


    You can read this interview now at glowjournal.com
    Follow Miranda Kerr on Instagram at @mirandakerr
    Follow KORA on Instagram at @koraorganics


    Stay up to date with Gemma on Instagram at @gemkwatts and @glow.journal, or get in touch at hello@gemkwatts.com
     
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    • 48 Min.
    Jaye Edwards | Founder of Edwards And Co and Jaye Haircare

    Jaye Edwards | Founder of Edwards And Co and Jaye Haircare

    In episode sixty three of the Glow Journal podcast, host Gemma Watts talks to the founder of Edwards And Co and Jaye Haircare, Jaye Edwards. 


    I knew Jaye Edwards as a brand founder and the man behind some of this country’s most renowned, and easily its most recognisable, hair salons, but admittedly I hadn’t realised just how far he’d come to get where he is now. 


    Jaye grew up in a really small town, and knowing he didn’t quite fit in there or in the schooling system, he left home at only 15, moved to Sydney, and fell into an apprenticeship at a hair salon. At around 21, he bought into the salon he was working at- and subsequently lost everything, to the tune of $50,000. 


    Where most would have thrown in the towel, Jaye tells me his ethos was to “fail fast, learn a lot and move on,” and so he opened the very first Edwards and Co salon soon thereafter. Today, Jaye sits at the helm of the eight Edwards and Co locations across Australia and his namesake brand, Jaye Haircare (which has just launched into Mecca), with Jaye constantly adapting his business model, making him, sincerely, one of the most progressive founders I’ve had the pleasure of chatting to. 


    Usually when I say something like “even if you don’t have an interest in beauty, this conversation will have something for you,” it’s because I think anyone interested in business in general can take something from it- but in this case, I really think what Jaye has to say is relevant for everyone, even if your interests lie in neither business nor beauty. I think Jaye’s story is one of really incredible resilience, and also a poignant reminder that you don’t have to have it all figured out from day one in order to be successful. Granted Jaye discovered a love for hair and beauty really young, but his story still felt so different from many of our other guests in that despite suffering such great loss, he came back, and everything he has now, he created for himself. 


    In this conversation, Jaye shares how he and his team physically and mentally made it through the events of the last year, how he managed to maintain the Edwards and Co DNA when opening a location within another brand’s space, and why he walked out of his first job during his lunch break.


    Read more at glowjournal.com
    Follow Edwards And Co on Instagram at @_edwardsandco
    Follow Jaye Haircare on Instagram at @jayehaircare


    Stay up to date with Gemma on Instagram at @gemkwatts and @glow.journal, or get in touch at hello@gemkwatts.com
     
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    • 42 Min.
    BONUS | "Anti-Ageing" Myth Busting with Nicola Kropach

    BONUS | "Anti-Ageing" Myth Busting with Nicola Kropach

    In this special bonus Ask An Expert episode I’m joined by beauty industry stalwart and General Manager of Aesthetics RX, Nicola Kropach. Nicola has 20 years of senior management experience within some of Australia, and the world’s, biggest beauty brands. I personally started trialling the Aesthetics RX product portfolio in December of last year and have been really, really impressed by the range (and you know I always trial for at least a month before I even start talking to a brand about working with them), so when the opportunity to chat with Nicola one on one arose, I took to Instagram to ask you, the Glow Journal audience, to submit your questions on wrinkles, fine lines, skin elasticity and age spots so that Nicola could help us bust a few “anti-ageing” myths. 


    In the name of transparency this episode is sponsored by Aesthetics RX, however this conversation is not, at all, about pushing products onto you. Nicola has decades of experience in beauty and is so passionate about an holistic approach to skin health, so the goal here isn’t product placement- as per all of our bonus episodes, it’s about giving you the objective information you need in order to make your own informed decisions. 


    In this episode, we’ve taken the questions YOU submitted on the visible signs of ageing and passed them on to Nicola- from whether or not topical skincare can actually do anything for skin firmness and what’s really causing fine lines and wrinkles, through to the best course of action for age spots and pigmentation and how young is too young to be using retinol.


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    You can read this interview now at: glowjournal.com/anti-ageing-myth-busting


    Follow Aesthetics RX on Instagram @aestheticsrxskincare
    Discover more at aestheticsrx.com.au


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    • 38 Min.

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