A rundown of the best virtual skincare consultations and at-home kits from Australia’s leading dermal therapists and facialists.
A lack of fresh air and vitamin D, increased stress levels, a change in sleeping patterns and snacking habits can all wreak havoc on our complexions, resulting in ‘isolation skin’. But thankfully Australia’s skincare gurus are bringing their expertise into our homes to get us through until the coronavirus pandemic is over.
Enter: virtual consultations. The video or phone assessments work by running through your complexion concerns and history, your skincare routine, the products you’re using and your lifestyle factors with dermal therapists.
Not only do these new services adapted due the lockdown laws help you better understand and treat your skin from home, they also allow you access to Australia’s leading skincare experts and clinics that often have waitlists of at least six months out. Here’s our pick of the go-to people to see about skin.
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The Dermal Diary
Founded by Isabella Loneragan who specialises in skin conditions such as acne, rosacea and pigmentation. Loneragan is also qualified in advanced facial sculpture massage otherwise known as The Meghan Markle facial, intrinsic facial massage techniques as well as anti-ageing and cosmetic treatments.
Now, the clinic is offering remote consultations which include identifying your skin conditions, analysing your lifestyle and current skin care routine. From there, the team will teach you about how to care for your complexion and go through a full treatment and product plan.
Remote Consultation ($150 for 30 minutes, at The Dermal Diary)
Melanie Grant has clinics in Sydney, Melbourne, Los Angeles and Paris and it’s fair to say the facialist for celeb skin including Victoria Beckham, Cate Blanchett, Rosie Huntington Whiteley and Georgia Fowler is a hot commodity.
Luckily for the rest of us her team of senior clinical therapists are offering virtual consultations over the phone and video calls. You’ll be able to dissect your current and historical skin concerns, before being prescribed personal products and a Bespoke Treatment Kit with skin maintenance tips, along with a step-by-step instructions for a celeb-approved facial at home.
Virtual Consult (POA, at Melanie Grant)
Bondi’s go-to skin clinic specialises in cosmeceutical skincare and powerful treatments for clinical results. The team’s expert registered nurses are on standby for free video consultations. After a short questionnaire, you’ll run through your complexion concerns, what you’re currently using and what your lifestyle factors are.
Following the consult, an in-depth skin analysis along with product recommendations will be sent to you to go over in your own time and make decisions about what works for you and your budget.
Video Consultation (free and redeemable on product, at The Clinic)
The clinic responsible for Keep It Cleaner founders Steph Miller and Laura Henshaw’s clear and radiant skin is offering a range of virtual services with their qualified dermal clinicians. From 20 minute complimentary video consultations to live chat functions to get answers quickly and a two minute skincare survey to find a tailored skincare regime that works for you.
Virtual Services (complimentary, at Liberty Belle)
Facialist to Miranda Kerr, Rachel Finch, Jessica Gomes and Australia’s leading beauty editors and experts, Petroni’s team are now accessible online for personalised skincare advice to treat any concerns while reaching your skin goals.
Your tailored one-on-one appointment includes an extensive skin analysis with two of the clinics best experts, along with a prescribed step-by-step homecare routine and advice for getting the most out of products at-home.
Virtual Skin Consultation ($300 for 45 minutes redeemable for product, at Jocelyn Petroni)