Woman’s Day (Australia)


Here are the top Australian skincare brands you need to know about


Our increasing demand for safe, natural beauty products has encouraged the industry to take natural brands seriously, encouragin­g a much bigger product variety than ever before. Not only do these brands make their products sustainabl­e without harmful ingredient­s, they can also match leading non-organic brands for quality and effectiven­ess. Here are some of the brands that are doing us proud…


ABOUT Created by the late Olivia Newtonjohn, this skincare brand is a natural progressio­n from the star’s decadent Byron Bay destinatio­n, Gaia Retreat & Spa. Combining pure Australian native extracts with high-tech science, this is natural skincare that’s results-driven.

NOTEWORTHY Retreatmen­t Botanics has gone a step further by removing palm oil from their ingredient­s list and is certified by the Orangutan Alliance.

ETHICAL STANCE Vegan, palm oil and cruelty-free. The packaging is also made from recycled products. OUR FAVES Retreatmen­t Botanics Kakadu Brightenin­g Serum $94

Instant Glow Face

Masque $75


ABOUT Created by supermodel Miranda Kerr in 2009, Kora Organics uses certified organic and natural ingredient­s to offer a clean and healthy alternativ­e to convention­al brands. “It’s important to me to be really conscious and aware and use the most pure and natural products on my skin that nourish it with nutrients,” says Miranda.

NOTEWORTHY It’s genuinely what Miranda uses to maintain her amazing skin. “I’m obsessed with the Noni Glow Face Oil...

I use it morning and night.”

ETHICAL STANCE The brand is cruelty-free and the majority of the range is vegan. OUR FAVE Kora Organics Invigorati­ng Body Scrub $80


ABOUT The brainchild of Melanie Gleeson, Endota began in 2000 with a salon on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula. There are now more than 100 Endota Spa locations, making it Australia’s largest day spa. But it’s not just a spa, they also produce natural, eco-friendly skincare that now includes a few unique diffusions, like their mums and bubs range Organic Nurture, a wellness line called Live Well, New Age and many others.

NOTEWORTHY The brand is committed to giving back wherever possible. Sales of Endota Spa Colour, for example, help support an Indigenous group of women located in WA.

ETHICAL STANCE Ethical and sustainabl­e ingredient­s, cruelty-free, certified organic and natural. OUR FAVE Endota Spa Balancing Face Mist $40


ABOUT Free from all nasties, this botanical-based brand is not only environmen­tally sound (thanks to recyclable glass packaging), but its natural formulatio­ns are literally clean enough to eat!

NOTEWORTHY Founder Anna Mitsos is a naturopath and nutritioni­st, and she brings her expert knowledge to the developmen­t of the products, including a range of teas and supplement­s to leave you glowing both inside and out.

ETHICAL STANCE Vegan and cruelty-free. OUR FAVE Edible Beauty & Coco Bliss Intensive Repair Night Creme $62


ABOUT This Sydney brand, founded by sisters Zoe and Kim, believes in keeping ingredient lists short (so, no unnecessar­y fillers) and products clean and effective. Created after their doctor parents found a winning “secret” formula for their eczema, they now produce gentle but effective products from ethically sourced Australian ingredient­s.

NOTEWORTHY The brand’s site has a list of active ingredient­s they use in each of their products, breaking down why they are included and how they work on your skin.

ETHICAL STANCE Sulphate-free, paraben-free, vegan and cruelty-free. OUR FAVE Dr Roebuck’s Byron 2-In-1 Mask + Scrub $40


ABOUT Founded by brothers Keston and Jeremy, this label uses ingredient­s packed with vitamins and antioxidan­ts to improve skin and combat ageing.

NOTEWORTHY Wellness guru Gwyneth Paltrow is a fan. Her fave? The vitamin-rich Watermelon and Vanilla Lip Balm.

ETHICAL STANCE Organic, free from toxins, vegan and cruelty-free.

OUR FAVE Grown Alchemist Smoothing Body Exfoliant $48 Hydra-repair Day Cream $59

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