The Beauty Issue

Welcome, my name is Julie Lardner. I’m a skin therapist, beauty and health writer, skin care advice consultant and industry educator with a special interest in anti ageing beauty and this is my website.

About Julie Lardner

Smart Beauty for the Modern Woman.

You deserve to know what’s best for your skin and finally, get off the beauty carousel and start getting results.
My goal is to show you how.
But, when it comes to a healthy, glowing skin, there is never one single magic bullet. 
So I’m taking a global approach.  Uncovering what it is to age positively, keeping your mind as luminous as your skin and a healthy heart that beats to the beautiful sound of your own drum however loudly or quietly that may be, all the while keeping a positive attitude to ageing and how you feel about it. How you should feel about it. 


The Beauty Issue is for you.

To provide you with a balanced and intelligent perspective while offering you genuine advice to inspire, enlighten and empower you to make smart choices in how to care for your skin and how to age gracefully, beautifully, fabulously and positively.
The Beauty Issue is where you’ll find refreshingly honest advice to help you tackle the challenges of caring, not just for your skin, but your inner wellness and your positive attitude to ageing.
It’s time to demystify the confusing world of beauty for women in their 40’s 50’s and beyond.

I believe you deserve to have the best skin possible. You deserve your own kind of beautiful. You deserve to age fabulously at every age and you especially deserve genuine advice in how to choose what’s right for you.

A personal crusade and curiosity led to a career.

Maintaining the health, appearance and preservation of my own skin was the spark that led me to an interest in the beauty industry.
Despite this personal interest it was never my intention to work in the beauty industry, but like so many careers, if we’re honest, it’s happenstance that opens doors.


Eventually, I found my beauty niche.’

Becoming a beauty therapist ignited a lifelong interest in the skin.
Knowing a good product from not-so-much, discovering true cosmeceutical brands and the clever ingredients contained within, investigating the nutritional foods and supplements making a tremendous impact on our health and in turn our skin and the amazing 21st-century technologies taking years off the appearance of the skin.

If you know where to look there are so many ways to help the skin look and feel fantastic. 

The Beauty Industry as it is today.

In my career, I’ve worked with truly inspiring skin care brands. Products that delivered results and with a whole lot of heart.
But with so many products always emerging all with the promise of something new and exciting to change the appearance of your skin, it can help to look beyond the product itself to the heart and passion of the company behind the brand.  It’s where the truth lies.
It’s a fiercely competitive industry, and every brand is vying for your attention and with so much on offer it’s becoming more and more difficult to decide the good from the bad or just the mediocre. 
Where do you get the best advice when there is so much of it going around? How do you decipher the information overload without getting swept away with all the marketing hype?  The new world of beauty can be a confusing and frustrating landscape. 

It’s so tempting to believe something when you want it badly enough. But alas, all that glitters is not gold.  


If you’ve ever walked through a cosmetic department, or visited a beauty blog or invested in numerous facials, hoping to be enlightened, finally getting to the heart of your skin care woes only to be disappointed, frustrated and confused, then you’ve come to the right place. 
When it comes to the needs of the skin, I fall back on my training and experience with a big dose of intuition. I know, easy for me to say, with 20 plus years of experience, which is why I’d like to help you.


Not all great skin comes from the promise of a jar of cream.

Beautiful skin comes from many places, what you eat, how you exercise, how you care for your skin when venturing into the great outdoors and a youthful, positive attitude

You deserve to have the best skin possible. You deserve your own kind of beauty. You deserve to age fabulously.

Can everyone have great looking skin regardless of how blessed or not your genes are?
Despite your lineage, despite how your mother aged, or the skin care sins of the past, or the genetic problems that have shown up. Great skin can be created.  Skin with clarity and glowing with luminosity. At every age!!


A lifetime of beauty and skin care knowledge

My view comes from the other side of the beauty counter, and I want to share what I know with you, to take away the confusion and frustration and help you jump off the beauty carousel once and for all and start getting results. You deserve it don’t you?
If you’re the type of person who wants to know your skin care is working.  If you want to know you’re investing well in your future skin, then sign up below for my weekly newsletter.  
I’ll give you the skinny on the best anti-ageing performance ingredients, the latest skin care technology and a few home truths about diet, nutrition and a positive attitude to ageing that might just change the health of your skin both inside and out. 


It’s your beauty, your life and you should have it your way.. Invest well in your future skin. Sign up below to find out how.


See you soon.