Turns Out the Coolest Natural Beauty Products Come From Australia

Jasmine Garnsworthy

If you've ever visited the US you probably started to notice a mass Australian invasion a few years ago. In cosmopolitan hubs like New York and Chicago, Aussie coffee culture is rampant and even in sprawling, sunny LA you can’t escape the accent—remember we were the country that brought avocado toast  to people's attention, and flat whites, after all. We can thank ourselves for more great things too: Heath Ledger, flared sleeves, Tim Tams, Chris Hemsworth—and now, your new favourite clean beauty brands.

As an Aussie export living in NYC, I’ve tried (and still love) cult-hit American clean beauty brands like May Lindstrom, RMS Beauty, and Tata Harper, but nothing impresses me like natural beauty hailing from the motherland.

Perhaps these brands are just innately better than their international counterparts because the ingredients used are derived from plants that must survive harsh climates Down Under. Or maybe Australia embraces natural beauty more readily than other countries. Either way, Aussie clean beauty just works. Take kakadu plum as an example: This plant is often used in serums and moisturisers, and is one of the highest natural occurring sources of skin-brightening vitamin C on the planet. It can help fade acne scarring, rejuvenate dull skin, and even naturally help acne-prone skin. Then there’s Manuka honey, a powerful substance native to Australia’s east coast and to New Zealand that can fight breakout-causing bacteria and promote collagen production. And that’s really just the start of it—keep scrolling for a full breakdown of 12 thoroughly-vetted Australian natural beauty brands missing from your skin care regimen.

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