If skin health isn’t a beauty philosophy you’re familiar with, let one of the world’s most renowned skin experts, Melanie Grant, explain.
Grant’s practice cares for skin with next-gen formulas, tailored treatments and a holistic approach to skin health. The result is a bright and even complexion with a streamlined treatment regimen that repairs and optimises – rather than compromises – skin. And with a devoted celebrity clientele across Sydney, Melbourne, Los Angeles and Paris, Grant has turned radiant skin into an art form.
Here, Melanie Grant guides us through her bidirectional routine to achieve her signature glow and protect skin health long-term.
Change the way you think about skincare
Melanie Grant is known for her curation of prestige, cosmeceutical skincare and bespoke facials. But her work goes far deeper. “I’m a firm believer in approaching skin health from a holistic standpoint,” shares Grant. “A comprehensive inner and outer approach will always yield the best results.”
While Grant says topicals are necessary, she advocates for a bidirectional approach to skin care where topical products and ingestibles work in tandem. “Ingestible beauty options like collagen, vitamin C and zinc, and a well-rounded diet are essential. Ensure you’re getting enough sleep, staying hydrated and ‘eating the rainbow’.”
Create a resilient foundation with collagen supplementation
If you’re considering collagen supplementation, Grant says it’s a no-brainer. “Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body,” says Grant. “It makes up our skin, bones, muscles and tendons. It holds everything together, forming a scaffold to provide strength and structure.” But from around the age of 25, our natural collagen reserves and production begin to decline.
“Supplementation is a no-brainer to firm, plump and hydrate my skin. The results speak for themselves,” Melanie adds.
When recommending ingestible beauty Grant looks for high-quality and clinically proven formulas. “I always search for products that are proven, potent and high performance without fillers or additives,” shares Grant. “Vida Glow is a great example of this, with low molecular weight collagen peptides for higher bioavailability, and therefore efficacy.”
In Grant’s Natural Marine Collagen experience, “expect your skin to feel plumper, firmer and more hydrated. Hair grows faster and nails become stronger.”
Keep skincare simple and gentle
Instead of a complicated routine, Melanie advocates for pared-back and soothing skincare. To protect skin’s hydration and minimise irritation, “avoid stripping, foaming and alcohol-based formulas and instead focus on anti-inflammatory products that contain vitamin B, vitamin E and niacinamide.”
And “keeping the skin clean and hydrated goes a long way. I love ingredients like hyaluronic acid and vitamin C for plumping the complexion and promoting radiance.
With these principles in mind, Vida Glow is taking clinically proven results to skin’s surface with Age Defiance skincare. Featuring trademarked marine active, Lumiséa™, Age Defiance works in tandem with Natural Marine Collagen for rejuvenation across skin’s dermis and epidermis.
The range’s hero is Rapid Renewal Serum – a silky fluid with the highest concentration of Lumiséa™ to plump, firm and reduce the appearance of fine lines in 30 minutes. The formula is complemented with stabilised vitamin C suitable for sensitive skin. “Vitamin C is an incredible antioxidant that shields the complexion from age accelerating free radicals and a wonderful brightening agent,” says Grant.
Combined with Lumiséa™, vitamin C and vitamin B5, Rapid Renewal Serum is clinically studied to create smoother, brighter and more hydrated skin in 28 days.
The Age Defiance collection also includes the Eye Contour Cream to depuff, illuminate and soften crow’s feet in 14 days, and Hydra-Memory Cream with four forms of hyaluronic acid to replenish skin and deliver 24-hour hydration. With reparative yet targeted formulas, Age Defiance’s daily essentials treats lines, eyes and the complexion with a cellular approach to enhance the work of Natural Marine Collagen.
And don't overthink it, shares Grant. “Keep your skin clean and hydrated. Follow a simple but strategic regimen – choose a handful of products that are specific to your unique skin concerns.
A great regimen needn't be complicated, it’s more about choosing the right products that will work hard for you and then maintaining consistency to yield long-lasting results.”
Make a commitment
To see results from your skincare routine, consistency is everything,” says Grant. And our beauty philosophy is no different.
“When it comes to keeping your cells turning over, promoting collagen and elastin, and keeping the pores clean and free of toxins, it’s really important to keep to a routine – even if it’s a simple one.”
This goes for ingestible beauty routines, too. “Ingestible collagen is a commitment. For true and lasting results, you must take it each and every day.” As for Melanie’s daily supplementation routine, she opts for a daily sachet of Vida Glow’s Natural Marine Collagen Original in her morning smoothie – or coffee or water on-the-go – to support her skin from within.
Courtesy of her curated, bidirectional skincare protocol, Melanie Grant has become synonymous with naturally radiant skin. All it takes is a little restraint and one daily routine.