Everyone knows Australia for its beaches, cuddly animals, and laidback culture, but in the past year or so, the country’s gotten a whole lot of recognition in the beauty industry, as well. People are obsessing over Australian beauty products that you should know about, and that’s because the country has been popping out some really incredible Australian beauty favorites that are worth the money. These products are blowing up in the States because of the amazing natural ingredients and the Australian companies’ mindfulness about where these ingredients are coming from, and I have to tell you, I’m all about it.
This country’s success in the industry potentially stems from their harsh but botanically diverse environment. There's plenty to be learned from Australian skin care and hair care habits, which is no surprise, considering how the area's sun and salt definitely do their damage. Hydrating and healing ingredients that counteract the environment's effects seem like a no-brainer. If you’re looking to get the most therapeutic, rejuvenating experience for your skin and hair, check out these hero products from Australia’s very best brands.
Scrub Away Impurities With Coffee
With a great lineup of all-natural ingredients, Frank Body's original coffee scrub has left people raving. It’s filled with all kinds of great stuff (like ground coffee beans to exfoliate and wake up your skin), so you’re left feeling soft, supple, and rejuvenated every morning. It’s also really hydrating, and won’t irritate even the most sensitive or acne-prone skin — plus, it smells incredible.
Calm And Refresh Skin With Rosewater
From natural Australian skin care company Jurlique, which aims to bring people back to nature, there’s Jurlique's balancing mist. It’s got essential oils and rose water that help you to naturally balance, tone, and hydrate your skin with antioxidants and vitamins. It smells incredible and leaves your face feeling fresh, but hydrated, and people love how calming and refreshing it feels.
Tame Oily Skin With Great Natural Ingredients
Australian model Miranda Kerr came out with her own makeup line called KORA Organics, and it’s making some serious waves. This KORA Organics by Miranda Kerr foaming cleanser is a soap-free option with ingredients like green tea and sandalwood, which work to naturally balance oily skin and remove any impurities. It’s got a soothing scent, and it leaves your face feeling clean without drying it out.
Get A Gradual Organic Glow
Another huge favorite is this ECO Tan Organic Winter Skin, which gives you the most gradual-looking tan using only organic and natural ingredients. It doubles as a hydrating moisturizer, as it’s rich in rose extract, so you can get a healthy honey glow in the middle of winter without any streaks, staining, or hassle.
A Hairspray And Dry Shampoo In One
From Australian-born hairdresser Kevin Murphy, there’s this Kevin Murphy Doo Over dry powder finishing hairspray, which uses great ingredients like tapioca starch to give you tons of hold, volume, and shape. It also works as a dry shampoo that soaks up any excess oil for tons of lift without any chalky residue.
Set Your Makeup To Reduce Shine And Oil
Face of Australia is one of the country’s leading cosmetics brands, and reviewers are flipping over this Face of Australia translucent loose powder. It eliminates shine and prevents oil production with a sheer layer of finely milled powder, and it can be used as a setting powder or worn all on its own. It’s suitable for any skin type, and people are loving the light and airy feel.
Condition Any Kind Of Hair With Australian Honey
This Honey Silk hair conditioner bar is made from premium Australian ingredients and skips the synthetic chemicals for a condensed, hydrating bar that’s good for over a hundred washes. Leatherwood honey and beeswax coat, heal, and strengthen damaged hair (even hair that’s been chemically processed) so it’s soft, manageable, and smooth without feeling overly oily.
Get Ultimate Moisture With Lanolin
Huge in Australia and New Zealand, lanolin is a natural substance found on the wool of sheep, and it makes for an incredible moisturizer and skin healer. This Lanolin Day Cream by Australian Creams is a rich blend of lanolin and vitamin E that keeps your skin ultra-hydrated, healthy, and free from reactions. That being said, it’s really lightweight and non-greasy, as it soaks in within 30 seconds.
Rose Hip Oil Repairs Damaged Skin Tissues
Kosmea is an innovative Australian skin care company that specializes in natural products, free from chemicals and synthetic ingredients, like this Kosmea Certified organic rose hip oil. It’s really high in fatty acids and vitamins. It repairs damaged skin tissues, so it’s great on everything from eczema and psoriasis to acne and acne scars. Best of all, it’s lightweight, moisturizing, and organic.
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