Health & Beauty Brands

Oticon Hearing Aids Review & Guide

Posted by May 21st 2018

From muffled conversations to constant whistling noises, everyone experiences hearing loss differently. This is why Oticon says it has created a series of hearing aids you can personalise to suit your needs and preferences. If you’re searching for a hearing device that gives you the freedom...


ReSound Hearing Aids Review & Guide

Posted by May 17th 2018

From children to grandparents, hearing loss can affect anyone at any age. It can be caused by factors such as age, childhood illness or a sudden exposure to a super loud bang. Whatever the cause, ReSound aims to make sure hearing loss doesn’t stop you...


Siemens-Signia Hearing Aids Review & Guide

Posted by May 15th 2018

Hearing loss is a gradual process that affects many Australians. But thanks to technology, hearing aids are constantly evolving to help you find a perfect fit. From difficulties communicating with others to depression, hearing loss impacts people in different ways. This is why brands like Siemens-Signia...


Swisse Vitamins Review & Guide

Posted by April 26th 2018

Vitamins giant Swisse says it believes health underpins many things in life, including relationships and the ability to pursue our goals. Inspired by the idea of ‘health and happiness’, the company says that it uses a mix of traditional evidence and scientific research to provide...


Nature’s Own Vitamins Review & Guide

Posted by April 26th 2018

If you’re looking to incorporate vitamins into your everyday diet but don’t know where to start, Nature’s Own offers an extensive range of supplements said to support a number of health concerns. Some of these include nutritional deficiencies, muscle cramps and spasms, cardiovascular health, eye...


Nature’s Way Vitamins Review & Guide

Posted by May 2nd 2018

Nature’s Way provides a wide selection of supplements claimed to combine traditional and modern medicine. From babies to grandparents, its products are said to support people of different ages and with a variety of health needs. The product range includes Kids Smart, Vitamins, Vita gummies,...


Cenovis Vitamins Review & Guide

Posted by May 2nd 2018

Cenovis aims to support family health, offering vitamin supplements to suit a wide range of ages, lifestyles and health concerns. The brand claims to target a number of issues including cholesterol, fatigue, diet deficiencies, stress, mild anxiety, colds and flu, osteoarthritis, joint pain and swelling,...


Elevit Vitamins Review & Guide

Posted by May 2nd 2018

Elevit claims to provide the No. 1 pregnancy multivitamin in Australia. From pre-conception right through to breastfeeding, Elevit has a range of multivitamin and mineral supplements said to support women in all stages of motherhood. The product range targets a number of concerns, including stress,...


Centrum Vitamins Review & Guide

Posted by May 2nd 2018

Centrum’s products aim to support adults and children in getting the nutrients they need every day. Many of the products include a range of vitamins and minerals which are claimed to be essential for a number of health benefits. These include cardiovascular health, mental performance,...


Blackmores Vitamins Review & Guide

Posted by April 16th 2018

Founded in the 1930s by naturopath Maurice Blackmore, the Blackmores brand creates a variety of products supposedly by incorporating the latest research in nutrition with traditional herbal medicine. This can be seen in products like the ‘Blackmores Flexagil Pain Relief Cream’, claimed to be a...


Bioglan Vitamins Review & Guide

Posted by April 4th 2018

Bioglan is an Australian-owned health supplement company that has provided vitamins, minerals and supplements to pharmacies for more than 40 years. With all its products claimed to be created based on strong clinical trials and long-term evidence, the brand offers a wide selection of products...


Berocca Vitamins Review & Guide

Posted by April 4th 2018

Berocca is targeted at people who want to live an active lifestyle, with its products primarily designed to support the metabolism and cognitive functions. All products are said to contain Vitamins B and C, and other minerals such as calcium, magnesium and zinc. Most of...


Review of Musashi Protein Supplements

Posted by April 4th 2018

Since being established in 1987, Musashi has become one of Australia’s leading sports nutrition brands. It offers a full spectrum of sport nutrition products from amino acid blends to protein powders. Musashi is driven by innovation and aims to provide high quality ingredients throughout its...


Review of Nature’s Way Protein Supplements

Posted by April 4th 2018

Nature’s Way is an Australian owned company that has been operating for over 75 years. Nature’s Way aims to encourage Australians to live life “nature’s way” by providing a wide range of health products with a commitment to quality. In its sport and fitness line,...


Review of Optimum Nutrition Protein Supplements

Posted by April 4th 2018

Optimum Nutrition is a US-based company, part of Glanbia – an international cheese and nutritional ingredients group. Optimum Nutrition was launched in 1986 with the aim to provide active adults a comprehensive line of protein supplements as well as maintain a high standard of quality...


Review of Bodytrim Protein Supplements

Posted by April 4th 2018

Bodytrim believes losing weight is not just a physical transformation, but a way to regain control of your life and improve your health to achieve your lifestyle goals. It offers several products that are specifically designed for people living an active lifestyle. Let’s see what...


Review of Coles Sunscreen

Posted by April 4th 2018

Australian-made for protection against the intense Australian sun, Coles sunscreen is an affordable option for keeping the whole family sun-safe. Is it the best suncare option for you? Find out with Canstar Blue’s review of Coles sunscreen. While you may imagine that cheap equals bad, all...


Review of Cancer Council Sunscreen

Posted by April 4th 2018

Proceeds from sales of Cancer Council sunscreens help fund research, patient support and education on cancer. But does the Cancer Council offer the right sun protection for your skin? Find out with Canstar Blue’s review. It makes a lot of sense for one of Australia’s leading...


Review of Hamilton sunscreen

Posted by April 4th 2018

Hamilton is a truly home-grown Australian suncare brand, claiming expertise in UV protection for dry and sensitive skin. With more than 80 years of protecting Aussie skin from the harsh sun under its belt, what can Hamilton offer for your sun safety? Find out in...


Review of Avon sunscreen

Posted by April 4th 2018

You won’t find it in stores, but Avon has been a household name for decades. Does your local Avon consultant offer the right sunscreen for your skin? Avon is unlike other big-name skincare brands in that it’s sold exclusively by order. Traditionally Avon was sold through...


Review of Invisible Zinc sunscreen

Posted by April 4th 2018

Zinc sunscreen used to mean smearing a thick opaque white cream across your skin, leaving you looking like a ghost. However, new developments in sunscreen technology mean you can apply zinc without a trace. Invisible Zinc uses this new zinc oxide formula to produce chemical...


Review of Woolworths sunscreen

Posted by April 4th 2018

Supermarket giant Woolworths aims for big brand quality at a lower price under its own brand products. Does Woolworths sunscreen keep you sun safe, or are you paying a different kind of cost for affordable sun care? Woolworths is claimed to be the world’s only retailer...


Review of SunSense Sunscreen

Posted by April 4th 2018

SunSense is one of Australia’s biggest home-grown sun care brands and remains a family-owned business. But is SunSense sunscreen a sensible suncare choice? Canstar Blue reviews SunSense’s products to shed some light on the situation. A subsidiary of Ego Pharmaceuticals, there is over 25 years of...


Review of Remington hair straighteners

Posted by April 4th 2018

Remington is best-known for its personal care electrical products. It has a diverse range of products sold across retail stores in Australia, with a line of hair straighteners to suit many different types of hair. The Remington hair straighteners range covers simple and affordable styling...


Review of Philips hair straighteners

Posted by April 4th 2018

Phillips is a leading producer of healthcare, lighting and consumer lifestyle goods. As a large electronics company, the Phillips product range covers many household appliances and hi-fi equipment, including a number of hair straighteners. Phillips describes itself as pursuing continuous innovation to provide safe and...


Review of ghd hair straighteners

Posted by April 4th 2018

ghd is a UK-based company specialising in hair products including hair straighteners, hairdryers, curlers, hair care and hair brushes. Standing for ‘good hair day’, ghd is a popular brand amongst those who are really into hair styling. The creators of ghd launched their first straightener in...


Review of RID insect repellent

Posted by April 4th 2018

RID has been helping Australians repel pesky insects since the 1950s, developing an underlying formula to apparently effectively control and repel mosquitos, flies and any other insects. RID is a well-respected brand in the insect repellent world and there is some serious value to be...


Review of OFF! insect repellent

Posted by April 4th 2018

OFF! has been a pioneer in the field of insect repellents worldwide for more than 50 years. OFF! has a huge range of insect repellent products to choose from, and in this review will separate them into categories to give you an idea of what...


Review of Aerogard insect repellent

Posted by April 4th 2018

Aerogard was first developed in 1963 by a CSIRO employee who wanted to make Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Australia more pleasant. She was sprayed with it at a Government House function, and word about the repellent – which was yet to be named Aerogard –...


Review of Bushman insect repellent

Posted by April 4th 2018

Founded in 1990 by Industrial Chemist Tom Bethurem, Bushman was initially sold only in Australia’s Tropical North where mosquitos run rampant. Since then it has grown to become one of the leading insect repellents in Australia. Bushman’s products are designed to be more effective, longer...


Review of Remington electric shavers

Posted by April 4th 2018

Remington is likely known the world over for its focus on all things hair. Whether it’s straightening it, curling it, cutting it or removing it, Remington has you covered. On that last point, they are pretty adept at shaving it off, whether it’s for men...


Review of Philips electric shavers

Posted by April 4th 2018

There aren’t many technological pies that Philips doesn’t have its hands in. The company covers a wide array of departments, including sound and vision, household appliances and lighting. From headphones to televisions and electric shavers, Philips has you covered. As far as their shavers go,...


Review of Panasonic electric shavers

Posted by April 4th 2018

Panasonic is a name that doesn’t need any introduction. The Japanese electronics giant has become synonymous with class-leading televisions, innovative cameras and efficient whitegoods. What you might not know is that they make some impressive electric shavers, too. Panasonic began manufacturing electric shavers in the early...


Review of Braun electric shavers

Posted by April 4th 2018

If you’re coming out of winter with a scraggly beard or with legs that aren’t at your desired smoothness then an electric shaver is probably up your alley. Not only are they easier to use than traditional razors, they are more convenient, too. One such...


Optislim very low calorie diet review

Posted by April 4th 2018

Optislim is an Australian category leader of VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) programs. Like many rapid weight loss programs, Optislim was created for patients in hospitals who were unable to have surgery due to their weight. The mission of the Optislim team, it seems, is...


Herbalife: Making weight loss a business opportunity

Posted by April 4th 2018

If you feel like it’s time to take back a little control with your health and fitness, Herbalife might be what you’re looking for. It’s the health and fitness-focused lifestyle brand that has been helping customers change their lives for over 30 years. So if...


Tony Ferguson weight loss programs reviewed

Posted by April 4th 2018

Embarking on a Tony Ferguson weight loss journey means your path to better health is well supported. Pop into a Terry White pharmacy and you can have a chat with a trained weight loss consultant, in the in-store Tony Ferguson Weight Loss Clinic. As well as...


ALDI Weight Loss Shakes Reviewed

Posted by April 4th 2018

Losing weight doesn’t have to cost a fortune, and you certainly don’t have to be hungry while on the path to better health. Forget expensive gym memberships and $1,000 blenders, getting fit and healthy simply means making better food choices. A lot of the time, poor...


Man Shake - men's weight loss shakes

Posted by April 4th 2018

“Lose the beer gut without losing all the beers.” That’s the message from the people behind The Man Shake – a meal replacement program that has become popular with men the world over. The story behind Man Shake When Adam MacDougall retired from his rugby league career, he...


Review of NIVEA sunscreen

Posted by April 4th 2018

As a skincare brand, Nivea has made nourishing skin a priority in designing its sunscreen range. All Nivea sunscreen products are designed to be fast-absorbing and non-greasy on the skin. The current range of sunscreen products are all broad-spectrum, offering protection from both UVA and...


Review of Neutrogena sunscreen

Posted by April 4th 2018

US cosmetics company Neutrogena is perhaps most widely known for skincare products designed for fighting and preventing acne. The brand actually covers quite a wide range of skincare needs, including an incredibly important skincare product – sunscreen. Most of the Neutrogena sunscreen range is made up...


Review of Banana Boat Sunscreen

Posted by April 4th 2018

Banana Boat is one of Australia’s biggest sunscreen brands, and funds the National Sunsafe Schools Program. But is it the best sun safety product for your skin? Decide for yourself with the help of Canstar Blue’s review. The Banana Boat product range is targeted towards active...


Review of Le Tan sunscreen

Posted by April 4th 2018

Starting out as an Australian tanning lotion company, increased awareness of the dangers of sunbaking led to Le Tan developing far stronger UV protection products. It seems a little ironic that you can use ‘Le Tan’ to stop the sun from giving you a tan! Le...


About Woolworths Homebrand sunscreen

Posted by March 24th 2017

In 2015, we rated Woolworths Homebrand for customer satisfaction in sunscreen. The story behind the brand Woolworths says it is the only retailer in the world with a NATA-certified lab onsite, specifically designed for product quality testing. It opened in 1964 as part of the company’s aim...


Review of ALDI sunscreen

Posted by April 4th 2018

ALDI is famous for its low grocery prices and intriguing weekly specials. But did you know it also has its own range of popular sunscreen products? In fact, ALDI has been one of the best performing brands in Canstar Blue’s customer satisfaction ratings in recent...