With a strong focus on scientific innovation, Grown Alchemist are committed to understanding how our bodies repair and regenerate skin and applying this to reverse the signs of ageing. The brand only uses organic ingredients and eco-friendly packaging. Loved by A-listers such as Gwyneth Paltrow, this science-led clean brand utilises power-packed certified-organic botanicals and natural actives to create a line-up that promises better skin.
Endota Spa founder Melanie Gleeson was inspired by nature and the environment when she created this company in 2000. Since then, Endota has become the largest day spa network across Australia and has introduced a line of all-natural skincare products. Endota also has a strong focus on empowering women, as it was 100 per cent founded by women and today employs women as 95 per cent of their staff. Their hero product, the Moisture Restore Cleansing Milk removes make up and cleanses your skin. With a list of ingredients including cocoa butter, lilly pilly and calendula, this product is a savior for those with dry or dehydrated skin.
Created by ex-beauty editor and author, Zoe Foster Blake, this brand was born out the confusion and frustration felt by Foster Blake towards skincare products on the market. In a world where words like 'clarifying', 'energising', and 'fortifying' are used without mercy, it's easy to get lost in what products actually do what. Enter Go-To: a line of simple skincare essentials that are certified cruelty-free, all-natural and effective. Previously only available to buy online, Go-To is now stocked in Mecca stores across Australia.
Try: Go-To Face Hero, $45.
The Jojoba Company
Jojoba oil is a big deal in natural skincare. Rich with anti-oxidants and skin healing qualities, the ingredient is extremely similar to the natural wax produced by human skin meaning that it can penetrate deep into our skin. The Jojoba Company was founded in 2008 by Ian Turner, who began planting jojoba on his family's NSW farm over 10 years ago. The focus of Jojoba Company products is on anti-ageing and skin health. The pure oil is super versatile - it can be used as a moisturiser, makeup remover and to balance out our skin's oil levels. Jojoba is technically a wax, not an oil, meaning that it mimics our skin's natural sebum and is great for people with dry skin or acne.
Founded in 1999, Sodashi is a natural beauty skincare brand on a small-batch level. The brand only products 50 to 200 items at a time, taking care to only use pure, natural ingredients. Formulated with ethically-sourced essential oils like chamomile and peppermint plus other botanical extracts, the Sodashi line is also completely natural, vegan and cruelty-free.
Established in 2002, A’kin makes skincare products that are nasty-free, meaning no sulfates, parabens, silicones, petrochemicals or artificial colours. Instead, the products are formulated from natural botanical ingredients, sourced from Australia and across the world. The Rose Mist Toner is the perfect product for winter, keeping your skin hydrated through the cool weather.
Try: Rose Mist Toner, $14.99.
Kora Organics, famously founded by Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr, is one of the most established natural skincare brands on the market. Kerr's brand has grown to include over 20 products formulated around key ingredients like noni (it's a fruit), rosehip, sea buckthorn and green tea. The result is a range of natural products, full of healthy antioxidants and free from synthetics, sulfates, parabens, pesticides, herbicides and formaldehyde. If Miranda's glowing skin is any sign of how well these products work, then we're sold.
Edible Beauty Australia
Founded by naturopath and nutritionist Anna Mitsios, Edible Beauty is a luxurious natural skincare brand. Using her knowledge of food and herbs, Mitsios created her products with botanical Australian ingredients, designed to produce healthy, glowing skin. Plus, this range follows ethical, sustainable practices and is cruelty-free - it's skincare so good that you could eat it.