Proof that A-Beauty Has Never Looked So Good
We love what Australian natural skincare brands stand for and believe they are well and truly deserving of top spot. So move over Korea, it’s our turn to shine!
Australian skincare shares a love for simple yet effective formulas. They more often than not involve pared back routines that mirror our laid back lifestyle. What’s more, they’re bringing our powerhouse native Australian ingredients to the fore – which is so important, because we have some of the world’s greatest natural wonders right here in our own backyard.
So, with A-Beauty brands from Australia now taking the spotlight, we thought we’d shed some light on a few of our faves.
5 Australian Natural Skincare Brands that Should Be On Your Radar
Location… Melbourne, VIC
We love them because… Mere is taking on the international beauty landscape and winning. We love that their hardworking multi-tasking range has simplified effective skincare – ever so coolly. The brand has restored the fundamentals of skin health with their pared-back no-fuss routines. Meaning less time spent in the bathroom and more time enjoying our uniquely Australian lifestyle. We’ll cheers to that.
Mere also use native Australian ingredients in their formulas. Think Flame Tree Extract, Macrobiotic Sea Minerals from the salts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, Australian Desert Quandong, Desert Lime and Wattle Seed.
Our top pick… If you wake up with skin that feels dryer than the Simpson Desert, then the Night Guardian Mask will be an absolute godsend for you. This beauty tool will give your skin’s natural repair system a massive boost of vitality and hydration while you snooze.
Location… Noosa, QLD
We love them because… Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, this is not the first Top 5 Australian Natural Skincare list you’ve seen with Saya in it – and deservedly so.
For almost a decade, Saya have been drawing on the actives, vitamins and antioxidants found in Australian native botanicals to nourish and work the skin to help it heal itself and deliver beautiful, visible results. Their products also smell divine, thanks to a combination of unique essential oil blends and extracts from Lemon Myrtle, Desert Lime, Kakadu Plum, Illawarra Flame Tree and more.
Our top pick… Saya are on of our top-selling brands, so its hard to pick a favourite, but if we had to it would be their Pink French Clay Mask. This mask is not drying, instead it’s deeply restorative. It clears clears congested pores and detoxes the skin without stripping the skin of it’s natural oils. This is my weekly go-to for healthy skin!
If you’re new to Saya, then read on! The clever folk at Saya recently released a pack of Skincare Essentials for Normal to Dry Skin and another for Combination to Oily Skin (pictured above) – taking the guesswork out of maintaining a healthy skincare routine.
Location… Sydney, NSW
We love them because… I can’t name a natural skincare brand that celebrates the Australian landscape quite like Leif. They not only use the diverse flora of our land, they celebrate it through everything they do. Their clean formulas have a distinctly Australian flavour. They use botanical extracts and essential oils from the likes of Kakadu Plum, Eucalyptus, Lemon Myrtle, Lillypilly, Blue Cypress, Wild Rosella and Buddha Wood to move both body and mind. It goes without saying, that their packaging is divine too!
Our top pick… We love the Travel Packs by Leif. You’ll never have to sacrifice on skincare again while on the road with this adorable 4-pack of travel minis. Available in Wild Rosella, Desert Lime and Lemon Myrtle and a great gift idea.
Location… Burleigh Heads, QLD
We love them because… Sisters Kate Sampson and Anna Hamilton have the art of transforming nature into nurture down pat. Cedar and Stone‘s 100% plant-based skincare is both natural and sophisticated. Drawing on the finest quality ingredients the entire range replenishes the skin, filling it with the nutrients needed for it to function at its best. They too use Australian natives in their skincare range, including Tea Tree, Quandong, Lemon Myrtle and Kakadu Plum.
Our top pick... Packed with 95% organic ingredients, this little beauty delivers a serious dose of antioxidants to hydrate, nourish, regenerate and repair, smooth fine lines. What’s more, it will never clog pores – we promise! It contains lots of skin-loving goodness, like Ylang Ylang and Vitamin E, as well as Apricot, Argan and Rosehip Oils.
Location… Melbourne VIC
We love them because… The skin health tools from Hunter Lab leverage the very best of Mother Nature to improve, protect and regenerate our skin. This includes homegrown ingredients such as Quandong, Desert lime, Tasman Pepper Leaf and Wattleseed Extract. We also love that these formulas are just as effective (and enticing) for both men and women.
Our top pick… If you’re after a lightweight daily moisturiser that also improves the overall condition of your skin, then look no further than Daily Face Fuel. Your skin will feel instantly smoother and nourished. I have combination skin, so can go from dry to oily at the drop of a hat. This product leaves my T-zone shine-free all day.