With over 20 years experience, Melanie Grant is seen as a skin authority for Australian beauty media, real women and celebrities alike. She opened her Sydney studio in 2012, followed by Melbourne in 2016, and visits Paris and New York multiple times a year to treat international clients. In early 2019, Grant’s Los Angeles clinic will open in exclusive Melrose Place, located in West Hollywood. If you ever needed an excuse to visit the Golden State, we couldn’t think of a better time.
MY SIGNATURE TREATMENT: “No signature treatments, just a signature result—healthy, glowing, natural skin. We have a great repertoire of products and modalities to perfectly customise our treatments.
MY SKIN PHILOSOPHY: “To combine clinical efficacy with my heritage in beauty. I have seen the true benefits of peels, lasers, light therapy, and ultrasound, but there is something to be said for the healing and healthful benefits for the skin when incorporating traditional beauty practices.”
CELEBRITY CLIENTS: “It is always rewarding and often humbling to spend the time I do with all of my clients.” [Grant treats Victoria Beckham, Nicole Trunfio, Phoebe Tonkin, and Lara Worthington.]
RECIPE FOR SUCCESS: “Prevention is key! Always, no matter the weather or how long you are spending outdoors, wear a broad-spectrum SPF. So many common concerns around pigmentation, laxity and fine can be prevented to a degree by using high potency suncare.”
GET IT AT HOME: “It should be simple: a couple of active and purpose-driven products that will work hard to protect, enhance and improve the condition of the skin. I’m a firm believer in double cleansing in the evening—you get so much more out of your serums and active ingredients to follow. Including antioxidants during the day is essential for all skin types, and in the evenings, reach for a gentle AHA blend to refine the skin and encourage cellular turn over. Try Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 after cleansing, but before your serums and hydrators.
Another must is a retinol serum—retinoids are tried, tested and proven to refine the texture of the skin, reduce pore size, minimise fine lines and wrinkles and treat acne and blemishes, all whilst lightening and brightening.”