If you’re on the hunt for natural beauty products that truly deliver, we’ve got something that’s sure to be a mainstay on your top shelf. Meet KOHLE, the Australian brand that’s making its mark within the beauty industry – imprinted in its signature charcoal black.
Born as a passion project, it took a year and a half for founder Heather Beeken to conceptualize, design and launch the collection in 2017.
The entirety of KOHLE’s line is proudly Australian made and owned. Each product boasts a formula that’s 100% natural; containing no synthetic chemicals, sulphates, silicones, parabens, or fragrances. Vegan and sensitive skin beauty lovers need not worry. It’s also topped off with the cruelty-free bunny of approval.
Why Coconut and Charcoal?
You’ve likely seen activated charcoal pop up in many beauty and oral essentials before. Similarly, any beauty aficionado could recite the plentiful and wonderful effects of using coconut oil.
KOHLE marries the two, offering skincare and dental solutions that celebrate the endless benefits of two of the world’s most powerful substances.
Renowned for its absorption of toxins, activated charcoal does wonders in cleansing and purifying the skin by attracting and holding chemicals inside its surface. Its drawing effect pulls impurities to the skin’s surface, while detoxifying and restoring your natural glow. Used orally, it balances pH levels and strengthens tooth enamel.
In the same realm, coconut oil works by eliminating toxins in the skin, as the fat specifically contains disinfectant properties. In dental products, it reduces the number of bad bacteria in your mouth to prevent plaque from forming, along with all the nasties that come with it. Say goodbye to bad breath, yellow teeth, and inflamed gums.
Speaking to Heather, a lover of both charcoal and coconut oil, she recalls the lightbulb moment that sparked KOHLE’s beginnings: Realising the similarities in benefits between the two and discovering a gap for a premium charcoal and coconut-based brand.
The idea to creatively combine the two tapped into a market that embraced her passion with open arms. The brand has since become a holy grail for conscious beauty lovers everywhere.
Heather’s brand vision for KOHLE’s monochrome design scheme is a nod to the two foundations behind the brand: white coconut and black charcoal.
Its slick, minimalist branding is a conscious choice to exhibit a feeling of luxury; while ensuring it resonates with a diverse audience and following the ethos that skincare is for everyone. A particular standout read on the brand’s blog offers a solution to couples living with limited bathroom space – sharing your skincare.
Welcome to Wellness Winter
This winter, bellabox Welcome to Wellness members will be treated to one of two available KOHLE bundles.
Nothing says self-care more than a beaming smile. Each bristle in KOHLE’s toothbrush is infused with activated charcoal and fibre to help absorb toxins in your mouth, removing stains, balancing pH levels, and naturally whitening teeth. Meanwhile, the Charcoal and Coconut toothpaste whitens, polishes, detoxifies, and strengthens enamel thanks to a formula of all-natural ingredients. Think coconut oil, bicarb soda, bentonite clay, and kaolin clay.
Designed to improve gum health, the infused tea tree oil removes bad bacteria, while peppermint oil leaves a fresh and minty taste.
Keeping the environment at the forefront of every decision, each KOHLE product is packaged in compostable and recyclable material. The Charcoal toothbrush handle is made with biodegradable and compostable corn starch. It comes boxed in biodegradable cardboard made from FFC certified kraft paper, while its window is made from corn starch.
One of KOHLE’s iconic duos, the deep cleanse mask and Konjac Sponge pairs beautifully together to deliver glowing skin.
A bestseller on its own, KOHLE’s facemask blends charcoal, coconut, aloe vera, and vitamin E to create a creamy clay consistency that glides on smoothly. All ingredients work to heal pimples and reduce skin inflammation, restoring your natural glow. The Charcoal Konjac Sponge acts as a gentle exfoliant which deeply cleanses, promotes skin cell renewal and stimulates blood flow. Infused with activated charcoal, the biodegradable sponge draws out toxins while cleansing.
Together, it’s a quick fix for winter skin woes, offering a self-care treat that can squeeze into anyone’s regime. Simply pop the mask on before bedtime, wait 15 minutes to dry, and remove with the Konjac Sponge. For any sensitive skin bellas, KOHLE recommends doing a spot test before use. However, a small amount of redness is perfectly normal, as each ingredient works its magic to draw out the impurities.
How to use KOHLE's Charcoal Konjac Sponge
Wet the sponge with warm water and squeeze
Work over the face and body in circular motions
Rinse after use and hang to dry
Change your sponge once every couple of months or so for the best results
Alongside its web store, KOHLE is available to shop on The Iconic, Clean Collective, Natural Supply Co., and currently lines the bathroom shelves at Brisbane’s Calile Hotel.
Welcome to Wellness members can choose between the Smile Bundle and Glow Bundle, with opt-in open until August 31st or until sold out.
To celebrate bellabox’s exciting partnership with KOHLE, Welcome to Wellness members can shop the KOHLE collection at 10% off. To redeem the offer, simply head to kohle.com.au and enter BELLABOX during checkout. Discount available sitewide.