Australia is a country associated with blowing off work in favor of a BBQ, the beach, and beers. There's a lot to be thankful for, including these homegrown beauty heroes. So, we're calling out 26 amazing beauty brands born in the commonwealth.
The list that follows isn't just about products with cult-status, although you will recognize 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 26 hero products from Australia's best beauty brands.
Aesop Amazing Face Cleanser
A solid pick for most skin types (give it a pass if you have very dry skin), this mandarin-infused gel cleanser promises to whisk away grime without stripping your complexion.
A'Kin Lavender Body Wash
Can't sleep? Add A'kin's lavender body wash to your pre-bedtime routine and you'll be a regular commuter to the Land of Nod before you know it.
A'kin Al'chemy Unscented Very Gentle Shampoo
Finding a natural shampoo that doesn't turn your hair into straw are few and far between. This one, as the name suggests, is very gentle, and unscented too. A great pick for sensitive scalps.
ALPHA-H Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment
This leave-on exfoliant has a legit cult following, thanks to its skin-smoothing powers. The active ingredients (glycolic acid and licorice extracts) are meant to refine both the tone and texture of skin overnight, according to the brand.
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Highlighter
Mix this highlighter into your foundation for a fantastic sheen or dab it 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' of sleep.
Oz Hair & Beauty De Lorenzo Elements Sandstorm
Two words: Instant texture. This dry spray gives you the volume you've been looking for. You can thank us later.
Dr Lewinn's Ultra R4 Restorative Cream
This lightweight cream combines the anti-aging benefits of collagen peptide while soothing Pomegranate is meant to hydrate the skin, potentially helping to reduce fine lines.
Eco Tan Winter Skin
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.
Frank Body Original Coffee Srcub
If you haven't tried Frank's coffee-based scrubs yet, get a wriggle on. It's quite messy yes, but no other scrub leaves your limbs feeling smoother.
Go-Ton Skincare Properly Clean Facial Cleanser
This unassuming cleanser is the jewel in Go-To's crown. The foamy texture is crazy-soft and smells like expensive lollipops. Plus, it works. Try it once and you'll be hooked.
Grown Alchemist Vanilla & Orange Peel Hand & Cuticle Lotion
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 Organic Certified Organic Cream Eyeshadow
A cream eye shadow that doubles as a highlighter? Yep. We like it.
Invisible Zinc Water Resistant SPF 50
Look! A high-factor mineral sunscreen that won't leave you looking like Casper the ghost! Everyone should have this in their beach bag.
Jurlique Herbal Recovery Advanced Eye Serum
This gel-like formula is the Jack-of-all-trades of serums; it promises to improve fine lines, boost radiance, and add an extra dose of moisture, too.
Kevin Murphy Hair Resort Spray, Beach Look
Want to amp up your usually fine hair? We'll let you in on a secret. This stuff is the answer to sexy strands. It adds volume, creates texture, and smells extraordinary.
Kora Organics Enriched Body Lotion
When Miranda Kerr nominates this body lotion as one of her all-time favorite products, who are we to argue? This rich body lotion has an impressive ingredients list, boasting a bevy of natural oils and cocoa butter that's sure to keep skin hydrated. Kerr herself said she loves the sandalwood scent.
Kosmea Australia Certified Organic Rose Hip Oil
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 Fruties Balm
With the protective qualities of a lanolin balm, combined with a delicious, lip-smacking fruity scent, you'll want to re-apply either of these delicious ointments 24/7.
Le Tan Foaming Mousse Deep Bronze
A solid tanning mousse at a very nice price. It delivers a believable color and doesn't streak.
Lipstick Queen Medieval Tinted Lip 'Lixir
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.
MOR Cosmetics Marshmallow Eau De Parfum
Sweet and sultry, this evocative perfume smells like sugar-dipped rose petals and pink musk sticks.
Muk Haircare Curl Stick
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 Primer
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 the skin, this primer sinks right in.
O&M Seven Day Miracle Moisture Mask
Is your hair damaged from the sun or maybe too much straightening? Press the reset button with this ultra-hydrating hair treatment.
Red Earth Facial Tanning Serum
This clever 2-in-1 combines a gentle facial tanner with nourishing serum, creating a product that leaves skin looking bright and bronzed.
This gritty cream brings together three different types of exfoliant (pomegranate enzymes, ground rice, and essential oils) meant for incredibly smooth skin.
The Jojoba Company Australian Jojoba
Rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and vitamins A, D, and E, jojoba oil is a natural powerhouse for your skin. Use it to moisturize your face and body, smooth cuticles, and hydrate lips.
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