5 On-Fire Australian Beauty Brands To Try
A version of this story first appeared on Forbes.com
Australian brands are having a major moment right now! A few months back I wrote about some of the top Australian fashion brands that are blowing up stateside, but it's time to give some love to these beauty brands from Down Under.
Thanks to Australia's strict regulations on beauty and skincare products, not to mention an all-over healthy and environmentally conscious culture, Australian skincare products use top-of-the-line ingredients and great for sensitive skin.
Check out these 6 Australian beauty brands that I cannot get enough of.
With activated charcoal as the base of all of Blaq's products, you know they're gonna be good. Founder Ryan Channing started the brand off with their iconic charcoal peel-off mask (which you've no doubt seen all over Instagram) but now the brand has everything from charcoal eye masks to toothpaste!
TRY THIS: Blaq Hydrogel Eye Mask
I love wearing these hydrating eye masks before bed to get rid of puffiness. They also work wonders after late nights and too many glasses of wine!
Coffee for your body? Yes, please! Frank Body started off with a natural body scrub made of coffee grinds, and now their product line includes all sorts of coffee-infused lip balms, body creams, and masks.
TRY THIS: Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub
The original product—the coffee scrub—is still a fan favorite for a reason. The coffee grinds, as well as almond oil and sea salt, gently exfoliate the skin without irritating it.
Need to get party ready? Try out the glitter-infused shimmer scrub for that same exfoliating effect; this time, with added sparkle!
ASARAI was founded by a naturopath and thus uses clean, natural ingredients like botanicals and clay; no hard-to-pronounce ingredients here! The eye-catching yellow packaging makes ASARAI hard to miss, but the colorful branding is just one of the reasons why ASARAI is establishing a cult following.
TRY THIS: ASARAI Earth Tones Face Mask
Using Australian Red Clay straight from the Outback, ASARAI's Earth Tones Face Mask draws out impurities and detoxifies for healthy, glowing skin.
Sometimes, you just want to cut through the marketing lingo and get the straightforward scoop on a product. Thankfully Go-To's founder, Zoe Foster Blake, spent time as a beauty editor and gets it: Go-To's packaging and branding is delightfully to-the-point, with products like the "Very Useful Face Cream" and the "Super Handy" hand lotion. Genius!
TRY THIS: Go-To Face Hero
Foster Blake refers to Face Hero as the gateway product of Go-To's lineup. With nourishing ingredients like plant oils, fatty acids, and antioxidants, this product truly is a savior for skin. It helps reduce fine lines, dark spots, and dry skin. After you start using Face Hero, you'll wonder how you went so long without it!
It feels like Australians have eternally glowing, sun-kissed skin, so it only makes sense to create a brand that helps everyone achieve that gorgeous glow, no matter how dreary it is outside! Bali Body Co.'s range of tanning oils, lotions, and balms are all made with natural ingredients, making them a step above so many tanning products.
TRY THIS: Bali Body Co. BB Cream With SPF
Give your face that extra touch of glow with Bali Body Co.'s BB Cream. It's tinted enough to even out skin tone, but sheer enough to give you that no-makeup makeup look.