Full disclosure. I am a Francophile.
I love how effortlessly glamorous French women are. Whether they're 16 or 60, French women have that je ne sais quoi.
When it comes to beauty, French women are fastidious about skincare. They aim to perfect the appearance and texture of their skin, allowing them to reveal their true beauty with barely-there makeup.
French women having been loving and using La Roche-Posay for over 20 years.
Why? Because it's therapeutic skincare designed by dermatologists that can safely be used on all skin types, including sensitive skin.
It is skincare that has been designed in response to a need and with an understanding of the pathology behind that skin concern.
Not only is La Roche Posay effective, it is easily accessible, affordable and low maintenance. Which fits in well with the effortless approach to beauty that French women have.
Here are Kiana Beauty's top three best selling La Roche-Posay skincare products, not only loved by women in France but also women in Australia.
Containing the highest UVA/UVB sun protection rating to Australian standards, this light formulation moisturising cream is ultra-comfortable, even for the most sensitive of skin.
Easily absorbed and ultra-hydrating, this facial sunscreen will protect normal to dry skin from sun damage without leaving any white marks or sheen.
A soap, preservative and fragrance-free foaming gel that gently cleanses and removes makeup, leaving your skin feeling supple and protected.
Suitable for all skin types, including very sensitive, intolerant and allergy-prone skin.
Want more Toleriane for irritated, allergy-prone skin? You can view the full Toleriane range here.
La Roche-Posay Effaclar Duo Plus, $29.95
See results in just 12 hours with this corrective face treatment!
Unclogs pores, reduces blemishes, redness and imperfections in acne-prone skin, including sensitive skin.
Provides 24-hour hydration without leaving an oily finish.
So now you know the effortless and affordable beauty secrets of French women. View our full La Roche-Posay range of skincare here.
Browse our extensive La Roche-Posay range
Need some help finding the right La Roche-Posay regimen for your skin concerns? Why not use Kiana Beauty's Ask an Expert feature.
Did you know that all orders from Kiana Beauty are wrapped in our free signature giftwrap along with a personalised, handwritten note?
We also proudly offer free standard shipping within Australia on all orders over $50 and you can now use Afterpay to purchase La Roche-Posay and all your favourite beauty, skincare and fragrance from Kiana Beauty.
Does your skin sometimes feel tight or hot, even when it's not 35 degrees?
Does your skin feel itchy? Does your skin easily turn red or flush, even when you haven't been served by that charming and ridiculously good-looking barista at your local cafe?
If you answered yes to any or all of the above questions, you probably have sensitive skin.
To put it in simple terms, sensitive skin reacts when it shouldn't.
These reactions can vary in type and degree of severity, but they're definitely unwanted!
If you have sensitive skin, you should try and identify triggers which cause your skin to flare up and avoid them.
It is also important to choose skincare and makeup products which are specially formulated for sensitive skin as they often are free of fragrances and other common irritants, and contain ingredients which calm angry skin and reduce the redness.
Read on to learn more about some of our favourite products for sensitive skin.
Silky smooth, just pat it on your skin and massage, then either rinse off with water or simply remove with a cotton ball or pad.
A rich moisturising cream packed full of natural calendula grown on the Jurlique farm in the Adelaide Hills to deeply calm, hydrate and nourish delicate and sensitive skin.
Available in two sizes, including a 40ml tube which is perfect for handbags or travelling.
Apply this serum after cleansing to calm fragile, irritated or intolerant skin while restoring balance, hydrating and helping to visibly smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
Fragrance-free, essential oil-free and dermatologically tested, Trilogy also does not test its products on animals.
Can be used as often as necessary, just five or ten minutes with this mask on will leave your skin feeling and looking better.
The SPF not only protects your skin from the sun's harmful rays, it also provides an added layer of protection from environmental triggers.
Use our filters to identify products which are suitable for your skin type or send us your queries via our Ask an Expert page and we'll get back to you as soon as we can.
Holidays are fantastic at any time of the year, but especially in the middle of Winter as the weather gets colder, clouds get greyer and the days get shorter.
Whether you're one of those smug, clever people that booked a holiday months ago, or you've spontaneously decided you need to escape, our team at Kiana Beauty has you covered with our favourite travel beauty essentials matched to your holiday style.
Fleeing the cold for warmer climates? There's something so appealing about a tropical holiday at the beach or a resort to refuel the soul.
But don't forget to look after your skin and hair while you are enjoying those cocktails at the swim-up bar!
For protection from the sun
It goes without saying that you need a quality sunscreen to prevent those harmful UV rays from damaging your skin.
This is one of our favourites because at SPF 50+, it provides the maximum sun protection factor available in Australia and it is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. Plus, the spray oil is super easy to use and rub in.
For a radiant and glowing complexion
Napoleon Perdis Bronze Patrol, $60.00
Long-lasting, streak-free and with a light shimmer of gold, a swipe of this bronzer will give you radiant, glowing skin and have people wondering what your secret is.
To revive your hair from the salty ocean and swimming pool chlorine
We all love a swim in the ocean or the pool, but salt water and chlorine can damage your hair, making it dry and brittle. This deep conditioning treatment is packed with botanical extracts, and after just five minutes, your hair will feel soft, nourished and revitalised.
Hitting the slopes this year? Pack the right skincare products along with your snow gear to ensure you are ready to hit the bar for some apres ski.
Keep those lips kissable
Packed with vitamins, minerals and sunscreen, this lip balm will fit in your jacket pocket and keep lips soft and smooth all day long.
To relax those tired muscles
After a hard day on the slopes, what could be better than a steaming shower or a long soak in a hot bath? This silky shower gel will leave you clean, relaxed and smelling gorgeous.
Protect skin from the wind and cold
Exposure to the wind and cold can wreak havoc on your skin. Make sure you skin stays hydrated and soft with this daily moisturiser from revered French skincare brand Eau Thermale Avene, specially formulated for dry to very dry skin, including sensitive skin.
Holidaying with the kids? Along with the unbelievably large quantities of clothes, nappies, toys and books you'll no doubt be packing, don't forget about their bath and body products.
We've chosen natural Australian products which are gentle enough to use on delicate skin yet effective enough to wash away the remnants of a full day of play and adventure.
To keep little bodies and hair clean
Gentle enough for even the youngest members of your family, this soap-free cleansing gel doubles as a body wash for the bath or shower as well as a shampoo. Won't cause irritation or dryness, won't sting eyes and will leave hair silky and soft, the spill-proof flip top lid also makes this product perfect for the beach bag or swimming bag.
For soft and smooth skin
Non, greasy, super absorbent and 95% naturally derived, this moisturiser will keep your kiddies' skin soft, smooth and cuddly.
The easiest baby kit to throw straight into your suitcase
This super cute miniature set of GAIA Natural Baby body and hair products has everything you need to keep baby clean and smelling sweet when travelling. The pack comes in a handy reusable zip lock wet pack and the bottles can even be refilled for future trips.
With skincare, makeup and fragrance for women, men, children and babies, our team here at Kiana Beauty have got you covered, whether you're at home on on holidays.
Got a question? Contact us here and we'll be in touch.
Our team here at Kiana Beauty Melbourne are always so excited when we receive new products. Recently, we've been kept extra busy with the sheer number of new products which have arrived.
Here are a few of our favourites...
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Touche de Parfum, $132.00
If you love wearing the classic oriental scent of "Coco Mad" as it's affectionately known, you'll adore this. Small, discreet and beautifully designed, this applicator allows you to touch-up your fragrance during the day wherever you are.
A limited edition release from Chanel, this would also make a fabulous Mother's Day gift (we suggest you send the link directly to your partner or kids as a subtle hint!).
Dior Poison Girl Eau de Parfum Spray, from $99.00
The newest release from the Dior fragrance house, this flirty and seductive scent is described as a bitter-sweet floral.
Created with notes of orange, Venezuelan Tonka Bean and Grasse Rose, and presented in a striking bottle, this is a fragrance that is bound to impress.
Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Calming Skin Primer, $38.99
Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Brightening Skin Primer, $38.99
Both these new skin products from Australian makeup brand Napoleon Perdis do exactly what they promise in the title. Red and ruddy skin?
Try the Calming Skin Primer. Dull, tired or dry skin? Try the Brightening Skin Primer.
The great thing about these products is that they can be used alone or together, depending on your skin concerns. Both are carefully formulated with ingredients to protect and hydrate the skin and both will help your makeup look better for longer.
La Roche-Posay Serozinc, $23.95
If you have oily and blemish-prone skin, this Serozinc spray might just become your new best friend.
Formulated with only three ingredients to minimise skin sensitivities, Serozinc will target blemishes, marks and excess oil to leave skin looking and feeling fresh, soothed and shine-free.
Clinique Chubby In The Nude Foundation Stick, $50.00
Clinique's newest foundation is also its most versatile. Aside from being portable, buildable and long-wearing, this is also super easy to apply.
Just draw strokes across your face and either blend with your fingertips for a sheer finish, or use a buff brush for more coverage.
This was just a small selection of the new products which are now available online at Kiana Beauty Melbourne. To see even more new products, click here.
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Oli2015 was a momentous year for the team at Kiana Beauty!
We proudly launched our online store, had two children start school, welcomed two new babies, become a Grandmother again, watched one of our sons get married in stunning Sorrento - Italy, and experienced some magical moments with loved ones in Sri Lanka, Maldives, Italy, Switzerland and Greece. It has been an exhausting yet truly beautiful year.
We're all looking forward to slowing down the pace a bit over the summer and spending time with our families - with long lazy lunches, chilled champagne, siestas, and sand between the toes.
Here are our travel must-haves. The things we personally love to use in the summer holidays when it's all about minimal effort. But don't stress!! We're staggering our holidays so that it's still business as usual at Kiana Beauty.
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Milk & Co. Milk by Lindy Klim Beauty Wipes, $9.95
These dual-sided beauty wipes offer exfoliating micro beads on one side to clear away the muck and grime, whilst offering the perfect cleansing tool on the reverse side.
Jurlique Essence of Rose Roll-On Fragrance Oil, $28.00
100% natural fragrance, alcohol-free and suitable for all skin types. Convenient sized bottle with easy-to-use roll on applicator.
Klorane Laboratories Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, from $8.95
Ideal for people with little time to wash their hair. Adds volume and texture to hair.
Olive Lip Balm with extra virgin olive oil and other carefully selected natural ingredients helps guard against dry, cracked and damaged lips.
Avene Thermal Spring Water, from $10.95
Gentle enough for use on face and body. Suitable for infants and adults.
Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara, $38.00
A waterproof mascara that provides instant volume and length.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Spray, $34.95
Very high face and body protection for children & adults. High broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
Ultra light, non greasy texture.
This smooth, light-textured cream gently helps to nourish the hands and leaves skin pleasantly scented.