Supporting Melbourne Based Australian Beauty
There is no doubt many businesses are doing it tough in this Covid climate. This is especially true in Melbourne, where Stage 4 lockdown is in place (as I write this), and people are restricted to home or very close to. It’s also biting to a slightly lesser extent in Regional Victoria, with Stage 3. We don’t want to see Melbourne based Australian beauty businesses suffer a loss of business due to the lockdown, so we’ve put together a list of our favourite large and small Melbourne based Australia beauty brands, as well as some of our favourite products, so you can shop in the comfort of your own home, and help keep these brands afloat during the lockdown. Read on to see our picks of the best:
With a belief that Nature nurtures best, the Australian owned, family run Natio brand has a range well-priced, high quality beauty products. From skincare, makeup, haircare, bodycare, men’s products, suncare and fragrance, Natio has you covered. We love the Natio Treatments Marine Mineral Overnight Repair Sleep Mask, with its vitamin and mineral rich formula, it helps to revive my mature skin overnight (it can be used by younger skins too), leaving it feeling softer, smoother, and more nourished by morning. Natio Treatments Marine Mineral Overnight Repair Sleep Mask 100g RRP $17.95.
Founded in 2005, Synergie Skin is a 100% Australian owned and internationally recognised company, with a “clean science” philosophy. Synergie Skin’s point of difference is that they harness the most effective aspects science and nature by using sound discipline and clinical data, whilst excluding potentially toxic ingredients. We love the Synergie Skin a-Zinc Skincare set (perfect for Father’s Day), which includes the UltraCleanse gel facial cleanser 30ml, Ultimate A essential Vitamin A serum 10ml, Vitamin B essential niacinamide serum 10ml, SupremaC+ essential Vitamin C serum 10ml, and UberZinc moisturiser with 21% zinc oxide 10ml. Synergie Skin A-Zinc Kit RRP $104.00
For those who work out a lot (or a little), the Melbourne based Salt Lab products, with their magnesium content for tired, sore muscles are brilliant. In addition to helping sore muscles, the 100% natural, and vegan, Salt Lab products help to soothe skin and relax and unwind to help you get a good night’s sleep. We love the Salt Lab Deconstructed Bath Bomb Reset Bath Salts (included in the Father’s Day “Hug in a Box” with a 200ml Magnesium Oil and 100ml Magnesium Oil), with Magnesium Chloride, Dead Sea Salts, and Bentonite Clay, to help soothe sore muscles, and help relax and rejuvenate mind and body. Salt Lab Deconstructed Bath Bomb Reset Bath Salts 280g RRP $19.99. Salt Lab Father’s Day “Hug in a Box” Gift Set (pictured) RRP $60.00.
A favourite of beauty aficionados around Australia, the cruelty-free, vegan friendly Sukin brand uses a range of powerful botanicals and natural ingredients in their range of affordably priced beauty products. Sukin are famous for their “no list” – the list of potentially harmful synthetic chemicals that are left out of their Australian-made products. We love the Sukin Hydration Biomarine Facial Serum, with its active Bio-Marine Blend of Sea Algae, Hyaluronic Acid & Maize Complex. The serum helps to deeply rehydrate my thirsty skin, leaving thirsty it looking plump and radiant. Sukin Hydration Biomarine Facial Serum 30ml RRP $24.95.
The Australian Olive Oil Soap
Using Australian extra-virgin olive oil, the Australian Olive Oil Soap is a small family-business based in Melbourne handcrafting natural soaps using the traditional cold-process method. The soaps use fresh and natural ingredients from Australia, and are hand made from scratch. So many soaps to love, but we do love the divine scent and goodness of the Lemon Myrtle Butter Goat Milk Soap. Perfect for dry skin with its extra virgin olive oil, cocoa butter and shea butter, the soap leaves my skin super soft and hydrated, and delicately scented with lemon myrtle. The Australian Olive Oil Soap Lemon Myrtle Butter Goat Milk Soap 100g RRP $12.50.
The 100% Australian owned, cruelty-free, vegan Inika Organics is one of my favourite makeup brands (they now do skincare too). Born of a need to detox with the products we put on our face, Inika Organics products are ethically sourced, natural and derived from botanicals or minerals. I love the Inika Organic Certified Organic Liquid Foundation with Hyaluronic Acid. Nutrient rich, and with over 70% organic ingredients, the hyaluronic acid gives this foundation intense moisturising properties, with a flawless, medium, buildable foundation coverage – perfect for dry or mature skin. Inika Organic Certified Organic Liquid Foundation with Hyaluronic Acid 30ml RRP $65.00.
After years of suffering from severe Psoriasis, and looking for the perfect pill to cure the condition, Dr Irene Prantalos realised she needed to reconnect with her body to understand why it was reacting this way. Relief through Chinese Medicine led to Dr. Irene opening her clinic to help others suffering similar conditions, and the ranges of Salubre Skincare, Teas were born. I love the Salubre Skin RevitalEyes Eye Serum, with its peptide technology to help reduce and prevent the eye puffiness and dark circles we suffer as we mature, as well as helping to minimise fine lines and wrinkles. It’s the perfect eye serum for mature eyes. Salubre Skin RevitalEyes Eye Serum 15g RRP $63.00.
Founded in Melbourne in 2001, MOR is well known for its signature fragrance collections across bath and body, fine fragrance and home fragrance. The collections, inspired by tales of ancient civilizations, bygone eras, travel and art evoke a multi-sensory experience across your day. There are so many gorgeous collections I had trouble choosing a favourite, so I have chosen the Wild Sage Hand Cream and Triple Milled Soap Duo. With fresh, earthy notes of Vetiver, Pine Leaf, and of course Wild Sage, and oils and shea butter, these beauties have kept my hands clean, covid-free, and super soft over Winter. MOR Wild Sage Hand Cream 111ml RRP $26.95, MOR Wild Sage Triple Milled Soap 180g RRP $19.95.
RAWW Cosmetics began with a philosophy of making great products, that are nourishing and healthy for skin, using a range of cruelty-free, vegan, and natural Superfood ingredients, with a long list of “no” ingredients, leaving out potentially skin harmful ingredients. Good skincare starts with a good cleanser, and I love the divinely (naturally) scented RAWW Super Hydrate-ME Creamy Cleanser. With Wildberry Harvest, Apricot Kernel Oil and Avocado Oil, the cleanser gently, yet thoroughly cleanses my skin, leaving it super soft and hydrated – ready for the skincare that follows next. RAWW Super Hydrate-ME Creamy Cleanser 100ml RRP $19.99.
endota spa was born on the Mornington Peninsula and has expanded to over decadent 100 spas nationally. With the infinite power of nature to heal embodied in their spas, products and organic treatments, endota offers women a mindful escape from the stresses of everyday life and gives us the chance to make self-care a priority. For my mature skin, I love the Australian made, cruelty-free endota spa Organics Deep Hydration Deep Hydration Face Moisturiser. With a range of organic oils, including avocado, grapeseed and rosehip to help nourish and promote skin elasticity, as well as omegas 3 and 6 to help soften skin, my skin is left super soft, dewy and hydrated. The moisturiser has been shown to increase skin hydration by up to 45% when used twice a day for 12 weeks. endota spa Organics Deep Hydration Deep Hydration Face Moisturiser 60ml RRP $65.00.
Do you love these brands? What is your favourite product? Are you a Melbourne based Australian beauty brand we haven’t mentioned above – let us know if the comments below – happy to support you on social. Note, not all images to scale in the above.