The best Aussie-born beauty products
January 26 is just a few days away, so why not pay tribute to our island home by supporting the local beauty talent? (Read: we’re about to give you a LOT of reasons to go shopping!)
From skin care designed to protect you from the harsh Australian sun, cosmetics to enhance what your mumma gave you, and hair products to tame your mane after a day at the beach, we’ve rounded up the ten Aussie-born beauty products you shouldn’t be living without.
#1 Nourish Naturals
Nourish Naturals is an Australian owned company that makes all-natural skin, hair and personal care products. The skin care range relieves dry, itchy and sensitive skin, while the hair care goodies boost the vitality of your strands.
Dry Skin Lotion is a favourite in the bh office during the summer months. Since our skin is constantly exposed to the elements – think sun, salt and sand – it’s no surprise that it often ends up looking and feeling a little worse for wear. Use daily to soothe dry skin and prevent peeling.
ALPHA-H is 100% Australian owned, operated and manufactured. Hailing from the Gold Coast in Queensland, the brand has a skin care line based on scientifically proven formulas.
Liquid Gold has achieved cult beauty status for a reason. The skin resurfacing treatment diminishes wrinkles, pigmentation and sun damage, making it a must-have for those ladies who love the sunshine.
#3 Planet Eve
A true blue brand, Planet Eve offer a range of certified organic skin care products for the face and body. All products contain naturally derived ingredients, so they’re gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin types.
Rose Hydration Mist with Antioxidants feels amazing when spritzed over your face on hot days. The formula, which contains Bulgarian rose and Brazilian acai, calms and revitalises parched skin.
Go-To is the skincare brand founded by Australian beauty editor and author, Zoe Foster-Blake. With five effective products, the range is all about uncomplicated skin care for every skin type.
Exceptionoil, $49.95 (www.gotoskincare.com) is a ‘do-it-all’ oil that can be used on skin, nails, heels, cuticles and hair. Pop one in your handbag and another in your beach bag, and you’ll be set for any beauty situation.
Jurlique was founded in 1985, when a couple of German migrants decided to build a herb and botanical farm in the pristine hills surrounding Adelaide. These days, Jurlique offers a range of beauty products free from synthetic chemicals, pesticides, herbicides and insecticides.
Sun Lotion SPF30+ will do the job in protecting your entire bod from the sun’s harsh rays. The formula contains a blend of avocado, jojoba, wheat protein and vitamin E to keep skin protected and hydrated at the same time!
Natio boasts a range of natural, plant-based skin care and cosmetics. All products are made in Australia with pure plant extracts and essential oils, and without animal testing. So treat yourself to a Natio hail, and you’re not only supporting the local talent, but the local animals too!
Instant Bronzer adds depth and warmth to skin tone. If you are a little on the pale side, mix the bronzer with your favourite foundation for a natural glow. Nobody will know it’s fake, we promise! Alternatively, you can smooth the product over areas that see the most sun (think shoulders, collarbones and shins) to complement your self-tan.
#7 Models Prefer
Models Prefer is a homegrown brand with a comprehensive range of cosmetics. Developed by a team who know and understand Australian women, this brand hand delivers the products we need and want.
CC cream works to even out skin tone and control excess oil for all-day wear. The colour correcting cream will take you from the beach to the bar without the need to make a panicky dash to the bathroom en route.
bhave is an Australian-owned hair care brand. Infused with keratin and natural oils, all products work to promote smooth, shiny and well-protected hair.
Riot Control Serum is perfect to apply on damp hair for nourishing, frizz-fighting, and shine-restoring purposes. The best-selling product is ideal for those with coloured or chemically treated hair, which is more vulnerable to frizz. If you end up looking like Krusty the Clown on a humid day, make this bad boy your new best friend.
#9 De Lorenzo
De Lorenzo is an Australian owned and operated company, with all products developed and created in Sydney. The brand has a slew of hair care products, such as shampoos, conditioners and specialised treatments.
Defence Extinguishing Spray is one to add to your summer hair straightening routine. It protects hair from heat damage and the effects of humidity (the bane of every beauty’s existence!). It also contains argan oil to keep your hair in tip-top condition.
Glasshouse is another office fave. The brand makes a ton of products with gorgeous scents, including candles, diffusers and hand creams.
The Kakadu – Water Lily Triple Scented Candle is inspired by Australian’s finest blooms and tree life. It features notes of water lily, spring orange blossom, precious woods and amber – great for lighting up on a balmy Aussie Day night, we say!
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