Australians often look to overseas countries for our skincare and beauty needs – how many of us have dreamed of shopping up big in an American department store or walking the aisles of a French pharmacy? And don’t even get us started on the incredible and mysterious products available in South Korea and Japan.
But it’s time to move on from that way of thinking. Because in other countries they want to know about Australian beauty brands. Skincare addicts put together lists of Australian products to try, and seek out hard to find brands online and in specialty stores. Australian brands are known for their commitment to using organic and natural ingredients and for the mindful philosophy they have towards skincare.
We’ve put together a list of some Australian beauty brands that are currently on our radar. This is by no means a complete list of Australian skincare companies – it’s more a jumping off point for you to explore interesting and unique products from your own backyard. You may have sampled products by some of these brands in your April bellabox!
Makin’ It Overseas
Sukin products are made from the best natural ingredients. And although they are packed full of active botanicals and essential oils to restore your skin’s radiance, these products don’t come with a hefty price tag. Sukin has also expanded overseas, so if you’re reading this from the UK, Canada or other countries around the world you might be able to buy Sukin in a store near you!
Sensitive skinned ladies should keep an eye out for Dr Roebuck’s. We’ve highlighted some of the benefits of this range before, which is based on a formulation created over thirty years ago. These products are now widely available in Canada, but Australians were able to soothe their irritated and dehydrated skin first.
Yes To is such a staple of the natural beauty world that you may be surprised to discover it is the brainchild of two guys who met at university in Sydney! Made from natural ingredients including fruit and vegetables, Yes To Carrots, Yes To Grapefruit, Yes To Tomatoes and all their other fun skincare lines have truly taken over the globe.
Discovering Awesome Ingredients
Like your skincare to be packed full of inspiring ingredients? That’s what Uni Organics is all about. Inspired by Australian bush medicine, these products are made from unique Australian native extracts and bourishing plant oils We sampled the Gentle Face Exfoliator in some of our April bellaboxes, which is a beautiful blend of cranberry seeds, apricot seeds and gardenia extract. The rest of the range sounds just as delicious!
Do skincare ingredients get much more Australian than antioxidant rich kakadu plum and natural anti-bacterial tea tree? Meditree’s products are all based around one of these two ingredients, and they have created an incredible range that targets your skin concerns. Some of you will have sampled the Tea Tree Hydrator or the Kakadu Plum Face Serum in your April bellaboxes, and we have a feeling your skin will be singing their praises.
A’kin and Al’chemy
Ak’in and Al’chemy are owned by The Purist Company, which has a strong commitment to pure, natural and vegan products. A’kin makes gorgeous skincare products that incorporate botanical ingredients like sandalwood, neroli, orange blossom, rosehip and jojoba. Al’chemy’s shampoos and conditioners range from simple unscented formulas to beautiful smelling creations that contain rosemary, mandarin, avocado and calendula.
Changing The Way We Look At Beauty
Australian Pure Beauty
This lovely range of products is made from naturally derived formulations and native Australian extracts. These products gently cleanse and repair your skin, and they’re available in a supermarket near you. Australian Pure is owned by Natures Organics, who aim to create environmentally responsible products that are high quality and low cost.
Nude By Nature
If you want to try out mineral makeup and skincare then look no further than Australia’s own Nude By Nature. You’ll achieve complexion perfection with their award winning range of powder foundations, which are made from 100% naturally derived ingredients. But that isn’t all – they have a full range of makeup, skincare and brushes for you to explore.
If you’ve struggled with eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis or just plain old dry skin then you know how hard it can be to find skincare that soothes and doesn’t irritate. Enter Pure Therapy. This natural range is designed with your skin in mind, and includes everything you could need including a Gentle Soap Free Body Cleanser, a hard working Intensive Moisture Repair Gel and a special Anti-Dandruff Shampoo and Moisture Replenish Conditioner.
If you’re looking for a range that is suitable for the whole family then Nourish Naturals is what you need. All products are SLS and paraben free and do an excellent job of cleansing and nourishing skin. We love the Anti-itch Soothing Cream which relieves irritation and helps to manage dry and itchy skin.
What are your favourite emerging or established Australian skincare brands? Let us know in the comments!