It’s impossible to say the name Melanie Grant and not conjure an image of healthy, smooth-as-glass skin. The skincare expert, whose winning approach is a hard-to-find mix of clinical and traditional, has been beauty guru to some of the biggest stars in the world, including Victoria Beckham, Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett. “There is proven formulation and technology now that gives amazing results,” says Grant, when we speak over the phone, “but we still want a sensorial, spa-like experience when it comes to skincare. So I think there is value in both.”

 

Grant’s foray into clinical skincare began decades before she decided to go into business for herself. But as she amassed years of experience working with leaders in the field, she found a coldness to the clinical environments she worked in. It was this realisation that led to Grant taking the leap to found her own skincare clinic, which immediately found high-profile devotees. With eponymous signature high-end clinics in Melbourne, Sydney, Los Angeles and Paris, the skin expert’s star is firmly on the rise, with no signs of slowing down.