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Nikki Yazxhi

after having her treatment at 101 Darley Beauty Collective. Here’s how Cosmelan has changed Libby’s skin and her confidence…

Libby suffered from terrible adult acne and hyperpigmentation to the point she hated having her photo taken. Cosmelan has changed all that…

Libby before…

the Cosmelan treatment

“Cosmelan targets pigmentation (hormonal pigmentation, melasma, aging skin and sun damage), shrinking pores, acne, acne scarring, uneven skin and improving skin texture and skin tightening,” explains Sonja Millar, Cosmelan expert as Cosmelan Clinic at 101 Darley Beauty Collective. {Sonja customises every Cosmelan treatment to each client to ensure optimal results are achieved.}

“The Cosmelan mask is applied at the clinic and remains on your face for 8 hours. The mask is washed off at home and you may expect 2 to 7 days of light to heavy peeling, redness, sensitivity and mild swelling. The following day after the treatment you are offered to lie under the Rejuvalight LED to assist with the healing process and reduce redness.” There are also take-home products and follow up treatments to support your Cosmelan journey.

The result? After the initial week, skin appears luminous, revived, fresh & smooth. The Cosmelan pack includes take-home products to assist in the skins healing phase and prevent pigment from returning. It is imperative that you stick to the home care regime prescribed for you in order to keep the pigment from returning.

Libby after…

About Libby…

Occupation? I manage Freedman’s Racing stable, and own and run EPT Equine.


What were your skin concerns before Cosmelan? When I went to Sonja my skin was out of control. A few years in a stressful job, eating terribly and birth control I think all culminated in terrible adult acne. My hyperpigmentation seemed to be getting worse and my skin was just struggling. I went to New Zealand on a holiday and had to be careful about the photos I took because I was so ashamed of how it looked. I won’t lie, I definitely edited my skin to diminish how bad it was in photos.

How long have you battled with your skin? My skin went from okay to terrible in about a month but then I just could not shake it. It stayed like that for close to six months before I found Sonja. The hyperpigmentation I’ve had for years.

What other treatments have you tried? I was too afraid to try Laser correction for my pigmentation because it can make it worse, so I went to a dermatologist who prescribed me a cream. All that seemed to do was burn me and when it settled it was back. I tried various over the counter acne meds and nothing helped.

What results did you have with those treatments? I did decide to get off my birth control and embrace a ‘zero carb carnivore’ lifestyle and I think that helped reign it in but I still had a heap of scarring as a result.

How did you hear about Cosmelan? I heard about Cosmelan in one of my frantic late-night ‘google sessions’.

What did you think about the treatment? I woke up the next morning and nothing felt different with my face so I assumed I washed it off too quickly. Woke up, turned the light on and I was puffy and red, apparently, it was on for long enough. It looked painful but it wasn’t. The swelling and redness subsided and then the peeling started. The gross little kid in me loved peeling off the sheets of skin. I did have to get on the front foot and explain I had a peel because I could see people looking but it was worth it.

When did you start to notice results? I noticed the results right away. The pores were the first thing I noticed. They were virtually non-existent.

What did you love about Cosmelan? I love that Cosmelan gave me my confidence back. I could see people noticing the big pimples on my face. I felt diminished and I know that’s shallow but it’s hard to put your best face forward when it’s certainly not your best face.

Would you recommend it to a friend? I would and have recommended Cosmelan to anyone that will listen.

Why? It’s pricey but it’s the best money I have spent on my face. I’m quite a low maintenance girl and now I can leave the house with a tinted SPF and still be happy with how I look. Sure there’s an awkward stage of peeling… but it’s a peel! That’s what you’re after. Work through that and you won’t regret it.


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