In the self-care era, indulging in the occasional beauty treatment is not only encouraged, it’s celebrated. But as we enter 2020, we want our skincare and makeup regimens to not just beautify ourselves, but our environment too. Guilt-free indulgence is the goal.
And while nail salons have traditionally been the domain of eye-watering chemicals, there’s a new nail trend aiming to change how we treat our hands and, in turn, our planet. Enter: the ‘clean manicure’.
Party season prep almost always includes a fresh mani-pedi. “Bright toes against glowing legs looks heavenly!” says manicurist Jocelyn Petroni, who suggests selecting different shades for your fingers and toes. “Matchy- matchy polish can look dated.”
Having pioneered the fashion industry’s favourite ‘Naked Manicure’ – which champions a highly-buffed, polish-free nail bed – Petroni is evolving her offering by catering to the ‘conscious consumer’ with the introduction of the ‘Clean Beauty Manicure and Pedicure’.
She explains, “We have handpicked products and ingredients that help protect your skin and the environment, as well as packaging that is biodegradable.” The treatment goes so far as to include acetate-free Mavala Crystal Nail Polish Remover, so natural you could tip it into an indoor plant, if you felt the urge, safe in the knowledge it would cause no harm.
Celebrity facialist Jocelyn Petroni;(yes, her Woollahra salon offers the best facials in Sydney, if you have a spare $280 up your sleeve), says jade rollers can be “very beneficial”. “However, you can also do what these tools do with your hands and utilising the right massage techniques yourself. In saying that, if the jade roller means you’ll actually practise them, then that’s great,” Jocelyn said.
“They are good for lymphatic drainage, but you can do this with your cleanser via the method and technique in your cleansing movements.
“Work in the direction that the lymphatic system naturally flows, as this will give you the added benefit of lymphatic drainage everyday, at home.”
Ultraceuticals UltraB2 Hydrating Serum: This serum’s combination of hyaluronic acid and vitamin B3 (niacinamide) means it’s both hydrating and calming. “Before landing, apply the serum and the moisturiser,” Jocelyn says.
But beauty maintenance and self-care shouldn’t be an afterthought in our lives, and yet finding time for it can be tough. It’s for these reasons that celebrity facialist and Chanel nail expert, Jocelyn Petroni, created the ultimate three-in-one beauty experience oh-so-promisingly called The Complete JP Experience.
Photographed by Darren McDonald
Styled by Naomi Smith
Hair by Koh at Vivien’s Creative
Makeup by Linda Jefferyes at The Artist Group
Clean Beauty Manicures by Jocelyn Petroni
Models Alexandra Agoston, Georgia Fowler, Charlee Fraser and Gemma Ward at IMG models and Victoria Lee at Priscillas model management.
“Seems simple but the impact and visible results from using vitamin A are enormous as it reduces pigmentation, fine lines and breakouts while revealing fresh, dewy, radiant, glowing skin – and we know hydrated, radiant skin always looks youthful,” says Petroni.
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