Beauty wonders from Down Under
Australia – the home of cute koalas, kangaroos, the Great Barrier Reef, and of course, the Hemsworth brothers.
And while that may be reason enough to hop on a plane, the continent is also a mecca for top-notch brands which are grabbing attention in the beauty world.
With its extreme climate, it’s no wonder the Australian beauty industry turns to natural ingredients to combat the harsh effects of the weather. Innovatively melding science with nature to produce quality products, Sukin’s new Super Greens is a nutrient-rich skincare range infused with detoxifying antioxidants and vitamins.
Standout products include their Detoxifying Clay Masque, which is infused with kale, spirulina and parsley to promote a glowing complexion and the Detoxifying Facial Scrub, with its blend of green goodness as well as jojoba beads and bamboo to gently exfoliate the skin.
Superstar Aussie model Miranda Kerr’s KORA Organics range also features several must-try products, especially now she has expanded into anti-ageing skincare. Her Age-Defying AHA facial exfoliator is enriched with chamomile, oat, green tea, olive, noni and aloe vera plant extracts, and can be used every third day to promote radiant skin.
Typically known as a Korean beauty favourite, Australia’s ModelCo has jumped on the bandwagon for sheet masks. The Hydro-Glow miracle mask contains a unique triple-action solution for glowing skin - a cleanser, concentrated skin ampoule serum and sheet mask. Deeply hydrating chamomile leaf extract soothes skin and leaves the complexion looking bright, not unlike Nicole Kidman's lovely glow.
Now that summer is just around the corner, there's no better time to take inspiration from the beach bunnies of Sydney's glorious white sandy bays and achieve a flawless golden tan. Bondi Sands Liquid Gold tanning oil dries in seconds to leave you with a streak-free sun-kissed glow that requires no rinsing and will develop over eight hours. The non-transferable and non-sticky formula also includes popular oils coconut and argan, which make for a super moisturising and scented oil with a tropical coconut fragrance.