Aesop was established in Melbourne in 1987. Their objective has always been to formulate skin, hair and body care products of the finest quality. Aesop investigate widely to source plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients, and use only those with a proven record of safety and efficacy
2. KESTER BLACK
Kester Black is proudly Australian made and owned and is committed to supporting local business. They use sustainable production methods including the use of recyclable materials and small batch manufacturing to minimise wastage. Their products contain only the highest quality ingredients and all have CCF (Choose Cruelty Free), and Vegan Society accreditation.
Cosmetic chemist Richard Parker developed Rationale to end his own skin issues and his personal investment in the results-driven products has made all the difference. Rationale Skin Care is an evidence-based, research driven company. The R+D Lab Team continually study new ingredients, technologies and delivery systems, pushing the boundaries of scientific excogitation to perpetually set new benchmarks in efficacy and cosmetic elegance.
4. BOR ORGANICS
Bőr Organics is a Skin Care line made up of certified organic, natural and pure ingredients. No nasties. No parabens. No chemicals. No animal testing. Environmentally friendly and recyclable. The founder, Nicole, hopes that through her products, she is able to give everyone the chance to use an affordable, organic skincare range that is good for them and good to them. One of their best sellers – the Eye Love Skin- eye cream is deeply hydrating and restoring and contains ingredients such as white tea, coconut, avocado and rose hip to gently nourish the delicate skin around the eyes. Skin is instantly de puffed and hydrated!
5. JACQUELINE EVANS
Sodashi is an Australian skin care company that has successfully harnessed the benefits of natural ingredients to produce effective, chemical-free skin care products and spa therapies. Founded by Megan Larsen in 1999, Sodashi offers a range of products that work holistically to nurture the skin and enhance overall wellbeing.
7. FRANK BODY
This caffeinated skincare range began life as a coffee scrub and thanks to a very clever social media presence and #thefrankeffect hashtag, became a sensation with 674,000 Instagram followers. Made in Melbourne using natural ingredients (coffee, coconut oil, mint, cinnamon etc), Frank Body targets stretch marks, acne, scarring, eczema and psoriasis.
8. LUCAS’ PAW PAW
No hand bag is complete without this little red tube. Dr Lucas, after years of research as a botanist and medical practicioner, stated in his 1906 handbook that he believed the papaw was the finest natural medicine yet discovered. He used the ointment, which he developed for his medical practice in Brisbane, to treat numerous types of illness and disease. Today’s formula is still the same!
9. CR FORMULATIONS
The ultimate, beauty-boosting skincare range for women of all ages and all skin types. Formulated by the doyenne of anti-ageing skincare and published author, Cheryl Ross, this exquisite range boasts the highest percentage of proven active ingredients and a multitude of antioxidants to counter the visible signs of ageing.
10. GROWN ALCHEMIST
The organic and sustainable formulas are, as the name suggests, as scientific as their non-organic counterparts. Packed full of natural ingredients and packaged to perfection they are too pretty to hide away in your bathroom cabinet.
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