39 Australian Beauty Products You Really Need to Try

Updated 04/29/19
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Australia is a country associated with blowing off work in favour of a BBQ, the beach and beers. There's a lot to be thankful for, including our homegrown beauty heroes. So, we're calling out 39 amazing beauty brands born in our very own backyard.

The list that follows isn't just about products with cult-status, although you will recognise some (see: Frank's iconic coffee scrub). Instead, we've pulled together an exhaustive compilation of what we consider to be the very best of what Australia is offering up to the beauty world right now.

From an organic face polish that leaves skin silky to Miranda Kerr's go-to body lotion, keep reading for 39 hero products from Australia's best beauty brands.

 

Aesop Amazing Face Cleanser $31
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A solid pick for most skin types (give it a miss if you have very dry skin), this mandarin-infused gel cleanser whisks away grime without stripping your complexion.

A'Kin Lavender Body Wash $23
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Can't sleep? Add A'kin's lavender body wash to your pre-bed routine and you'll be a regular commuter to the Land of Nod before you know it.

Al'chemy Unscented Very Gentle Shampoo $15
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Natural shampoos that don't turn your hair into straw are few and far between. This one is (as the name suggests) very gentle, and unscented too. A great pick for sensitive scalps.

Alpha-H Liquid Gold $60
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This leave-on exfoliant has a legit cult following, so great are its skin-smoothing powers. The active ingredients (glycolic acid and licorice extracts) refine both the tone and texture of skin overnight.

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector $66
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Mix into your foundation or dab along the high points of the face; either way you'll be left with the kind of glow you'd usually only get from 8-hours' sleep.

Coast to Coast Pore Purifying Cleansing Oil $40
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Double-cleansing is all the rage and for good reason—effectively removing grime and makeup is the first step in any solid skincare routine. This non-greasy formula is chock-full of nourishing oils that leave skin soft and clean.

C R Formulations Rice Milk Cleanser $78
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An exfoliant and cleanser in one; it's gentle and scented with citrus. It also completely removes makeup, even waterproof mascara.

De Lorenzo Elements Air Sandstorm $24
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Two words: Instant texture.

Dr. LeWinns Vitamin A Rejuvenation Cream $50
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A lightweight cream that combines the anti-ageing properties of vitamin A with aloe and vitamin E to combat potential irritation.

Eco Tan Winter Skin $30
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Hands down one of the best gradual tanners you'll ever try. It dries to a powdery finish, won't rub off on clothes and smells like roses. Buy in bulk.

Face of Australia Lasting Looks Lip Creme $11
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A range of punchy, pigment-packed lipsticks for the price of a return train ticket. 

Frank Body Original Body Scrub $15
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If you haven't tried Frank's coffee-based scrubs yet, get a wriggle on. They're messy yes, but nothing leaves limbs feeling smoother.

Go-To Properly Clean $31
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This unassuming cleanser is the jewel in Go-To's crown. The foam is crazy-soft and smells like expensive lollies. (Plus, it works.) Try it once and you'll be hooked.

Grown Alchemist Vanilla & Orange Peel Hand Cream $25
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We've written about our love for Grown Alchemist's hand creams before, but we couldn't responsibly leave them off this list. If you like it when your mitts feel soft, you'll like this.

Inika Certified Organic Creme Eyeshadow in Champagne $39
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A cream eyeshadow that doubles as highlighter? Yep. We like it.

Invisible Zinc SPF50+ 4 Hour Water Resistant Sunscreen Lotion $29
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Look! A high-factor mineral sunscreen that won't leave you looking like Casper the ghost! Every beach bag needs one.

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Serum $79
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This gel-like formula is the Jack of all trades of serums; it improves fine lines, boosts radiance and adds an extra dose of moisture, too.

Kevin Murphy Hair.Resort.Spray $40
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Got fine hair? We'll let you in on a secret. This stuff is the answer to sexy strands. It adds volume and texture, and smells extraordinary

Kora Organics Enriched Body Lotion $50
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When Miranda Kerr nominates this body lotion as one of her all-time favourite products, who are we to argue?

Kosmea Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil $13
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The backbone of many a skincare routine, rosehip oil is a treat for parched faces. This one is certified organic, and lasts for eons.

Lanolips Ointment 101 Pear $14
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The protective qualities of a lanolin balm combined with a delicious, lip-smacking pear scent. You'll re-apply it obsessively.

Le Tan Foaming Mousse $13
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A solid tanning mousse for a very nice price. It delivers believable colour and doesn't streak.

Lipstick Queen Medieval Tinted Treatment $31
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Perfect for women who don't "do" lipstick, it's essentially a fancy tinted balm. You'll score soft lips and a long-lasting berry stain for your trouble.

Luma Illuminating Highlighter $27
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Byrdie Australia contributor Jess Hart created a winner in this beloved cream highlighter. Hart uses it on the daily for glowy cheeks, and so do we.

Mecca Cosmetica Elixir Body Oil $98
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It's almost impossible to describe the lush perfume of this silky body oil, it's that good. Expect a blend of deep earthy notes (courtesy of sandalwood and nut oils), and not-too-sweet florals. 

 

 

Milk&Co Beauty Wipes $10
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Everyone needs these—they're the answer to whisking off makeup in a hurry, smoothing lips pre-lipstick and freshening up after a workout.

ModelCo Daily Face Mattifying Sunscreen and Lipbalm SPF50+ $25
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If this were just a stellar facial sunscreen, that'd be good enough for us, but ModelCo went us one better and popped a protective lip balm in the lid.

Mor Marshmallow EDP $50
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Sweet and sultry, it's evocative of sugar-dipped rose petals and pink musk sticks.

Muk Curl Stick $120
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This well-priced hot tong comes with three interchangeable barrels so you can create any type of curl or wave you like.

Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer $57
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Potentially the most famous pre-foundation primer in the country, it does a really good job of keeping makeup in place. Unlike other brands that can feel slippery on skin, this one sinks right in.

Nude by Nature Liquid Mineral Foundation $40
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Famous for their powdered foundations, Nude by Nature also makes a top-notch liquid base. The coverage is light but buildable and the finish is gloriously dewy.

Natio Blush & Bronze in Rosy Glow $20
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Six blushers in one; swish your brush through this pretty palette and apply, or use each shade individually.

Original Mineral Seven Day Miracle Moisture Masque $35
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A hydrating hair treatment that undoes the look of damage caused by everything from the sun to your hair tools.

Red Earth Facial Tanning Serum $40
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This clever 2-in-1 combines a gentle facial tanner with a nourishing serum for a product that leaves skin bright and bronzed.

Skinstituit Laser Aid $45
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Designed to calm skin post-laser, it also works extremely well to soothe and cool a sun-zapped complexion.

Sodashi Enzyme Face Polish $110
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This gritty cream brings together three different types of exfoliant (pomegranate enzymes, ground rice and essential oils) for the ultimate in smooth skin. 

 

The Jojoba Company Jojoba Oil $20
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Rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamins A, D and E, jojoba oil is a natural powerhouse for your skin. Use it to moisturise face and body, smooth cuticles and hydrate lips.

Ultraceuticals Even Skintone Serum $106
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Everything this homegrown skincare brand makes is quality (see: their sunscreens), but this is our pick of the bunch. Expect a potent mix of hyperpigmentation-fighting ingredients like bearberry and lactic acid that really do work. It's worth every cent. 

Venustus Extreme Sports Muscular Spray $59
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If you're constantly nursing sore muscles from workouts, listen up: This spray will change your life. Made from organic black pepper, ginger, peppermint and menthol, it relieves pain in minutes.

Which is your favourite Australian beauty product? Sound off below! 

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