Australia is renowned for many things like its beaches, sun and iconic landmarks – giant red rock in the ground anyone? Lately, the Land of Oz has well and truly made its mark in the world of skincare. There’s nothing like high quality skincare products, especially when they are from your home. I have put together a list of what I think are the current leading names in Australian skincare and self-tanning.
Founded by beauty editor and author Zoe Foster-Blake, this cruelty-free ‘no-fuss’ brand focuses on the essential skincare products ladies (and gents) need. The stunning peach packaging is enough to make you want to buy the entire range, but the best part is the natural products actually work. Each product in the range contains non-irritating ingredients such as Willow Bark Extract, Rosehip Oil, Amla Berry and Mono de Tahiti. It’s impossible to chose a favourite Go-To product. Impossible. The cleanser, exfoliating wipes, facial moisturizer, facial oil, lip balm and body oil are simply incredible and smell delicious.
Kora Organics by Miranda Kerr
Miranda Kerr’s certified organic range has every skin type and concern covered. If you are a lover of organic skincare and luxury products, Kora Organics is your range. The range combines Miranda’s favourite ingredients such as Rosehip Oil, Noni Extract, Rose and Lavender. The natural scent of essential oils in the products are beautiful and super calming, which is great if you suffer from anxiety or stress. Oh, and the products look so sleek and sophisticated on your bathroom vanity.
If you are more of an ‘active’ skincare aficionado, Ultraceuticals is for you. Ultraceuticals was designed specifically for Australian skin that has to endure the harsh sun and elements. The products contain a lot of active, anti-ageing ingredients such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Alpha Hydroxy Acids. Ultraceuticals also makes great sunscreens to help prevent skin cancers, premature ageing and other damages. If you haven’t used Ultraceuticals or any other active skincare products before, it’s best to see a professional and have them recommend you suitable products.
After having launched recently, Real-U customers have already seen astounding results from the products. Real-U focuses on targeting teenage and adult acne-prone skin, however the products don’t contain any of the usual anti-acne suspects like benzyl peroxide. Instead, the three step system uses super gentle, yet highly effective, ingredients that don’t strip the skin. Not providing enough moisture to your skin in the first place is a main culprit of breakouts as your skin works overtime to produce pore-clogging oils. Real-U products concentrate on providing much needed moisture to the skin in order to stop it from overproducing oil.
Jbronze by Jennifer Hawkins
The brand’s slogan ‘trust your tan’ is so fitting. It is almost impossible to mess up a Jbronze tan as the products are so easy to apply and never streak. There are so many different products in the range to help you achieve your desired colour. If you prefer a lighter tan, you could opt for something like the Medium Mousse. Alternatively, the Dark Mousse and Dark Tanning Spray will help you achieve a deep, bronzed hue. Jbronze also makes an excellent SPF50 BB Cream, wash off tan and shimmer.
The Base by Lara Bingle
Lara Worthington (nee Bingle) has outdone herself with this tanning and make up range. The Base is all about enhancing your natural beauty and confidence with some self tan and natural make up. Whether you are an instant, gradual or temporary tanner, The Base has you covered. The brand also makes an incredible product called the LB Cream, which is essentially a tinted moisturizer, BB cream and sunscreen in one. The LB Cream looks stunning when accompanied by The Base’s skin illuminators.