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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Licorice extract is sourced from the root of the Glycyrrhiza glabra plant. It helps reduce inflammation, fade dark spots, and fight skin-damaging free radicals.
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.
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.
An exfoliant and cleanser in one; it's gentle and scented with citrus. It also completely removes makeup, even waterproof mascara.
Two words: Instant texture.
A lightweight cream that combines the anti-ageing properties of vitamin A with aloe and vitamin E to combat potential irritation.
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.
A range of punchy, pigment-packed lipsticks for the price of a return train ticket.
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.
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.
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.
A cream eyeshadow that doubles as highlighter? Yep. We like it.
Look! A high-factor mineral sunscreen that won't leave you looking like Casper the ghost! Every beach bag needs one.
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.
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.
When Miranda Kerr nominates this body lotion as one of her all-time favourite products, who are we to argue?
The backbone of many a skincare routine, rosehip oil is a treat for parched faces. This one is certified organic, and lasts for eons.
Rosehip Oil is made from the seeds of a rose, which contain essential fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants. It decreases the appearance of hyperpigmentation, boosts collagen production, evens out skin tone, and fights signs of aging.
The protective qualities of a lanolin balm combined with a delicious, lip-smacking pear scent. You'll re-apply it obsessively.
A solid tanning mousse for a very nice price. It delivers believable colour and doesn't streak.
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.
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.
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.
Everyone needs these—they're the answer to whisking off makeup in a hurry, smoothing lips pre-lipstick and freshening up after a workout.
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.
Sweet and sultry, it's evocative of sugar-dipped rose petals and pink musk sticks.
This well-priced hot tong comes with three interchangeable barrels so you can create any type of curl or wave you like.
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.
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.
Six blushers in one; swish your brush through this pretty palette and apply, or use each shade individually.
A hydrating hair treatment that undoes the look of damage caused by everything from the sun to your hair tools.
This clever 2-in-1 combines a gentle facial tanner with a nourishing serum for a product that leaves skin bright and bronzed.
Designed to calm skin post-laser, it also works extremely well to soothe and cool a sun-zapped complexion.
This gritty cream brings together three different types of exfoliant (pomegranate enzymes, ground rice and essential oils) for the ultimate in smooth skin.
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.
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.
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.
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