Best Sustainable Australian Beauty Brands You Need To Try ASAP
For gorgeously green glam that is good to your skin and the planet, check out the best sustainable Australian beauty brands we’re loving right now.
From fourteen-step skincare routines to chiselled cheeks and overlined lips, the beauty industry is booming. While we couldn’t be more here for dewy skin and winged eye-liner hacks (thank you TikTok), it shouldn’t come at the expense of your body, the environment, or others. Climate change is real people, and we all need to be doing our part. So, if you’re on the market for some dreamy new beauty buys that are easy on the skin and the earth, here are our picks of the best sustainable Australian beauty brands you need in your life.
esmi founder, Evette, had been working in beauty for over 10 years, working with thousands of clients and, while helping them get their best skin, she found major gaps in the market and decided to step up to the plate and create her own products that would fill them. Our favourite part of esmi is perhaps their Skin Treats their collection of serums, face oils, and duo treatments that will allow you to create a quick effective custom skincare treatment that works for you.
Must try: Skin Treat 24K gold nourishing oil
Insider fave Alpha-H is one of the best sustainable Australian beauty brands according to beauty junkies everywhere, known for creating highly concentrated products that serve both preventative and corrective purposes. Signs of aging, acne, pigmentation and sun damage are targeted from all ends with a blend of natural and scientifically-proven active ingredients. Expect legit results without the need for invasive measures. Bye, botox.
Must-have: Liquid Gold resurfacing treatment
After a trip to Sri Lanka that exposed the overwhelming amounts of single-use personal items littering the beach, Sabbia Co founders Katie and Dave got to work. The result? A classy collection of eco-friendly beauty products that command a prime position in your bathroom. A conscious brand with minimal impact on the environment, their luxurious facial kits are biodegradable, reusable, chemical-free.
Love the idea of a nourishing beauty routine but don’t know where to start? Check out Raww. From moisturisers and mascaras to lip kits and skin tints, this sustainable Australian beauty brand has it all. Get your skin thriving and your eyes popping with Raww’s superfood infused, certified cruelty-free products that won't break the bank.
A foundation that is good for your skin – surely not! Pioneers of the mineral makeup revolution here in Australia, Eco Minerals has paved the way for so many. Handmade in Bryon Bay, these tried and tested minerally charged formulas are vegan, cruelty-free, and all-natural. Saving the world one oily skin babe at a time, the Flawless Matte Mineral Foundation is lightweight, long wearing, and promises full coverage without the cake. Finish the look with a smoky eye, bold lip, or scultped contour from their ever-growing collection of goodies.
Cool and casual, Fluff’s no-frills approach to beauty is a welcomed change in a sea of contours and cut creases. Their message is simple - it's ok to feel more with makeup, as long as you don’t feel less without it. It’s a case of quality over quality here, with a mindfully curated collection of products designed to be reused.
Forget everything you’ve ever heard about two in one hair cleansers because these genius shampoo bars will save you both time and money – not mention plastic. Australian made and designed, Shampoo With A Purpose is the first and only company to produce these bad boys on triple-milling commercial machinery so they’ll hold their form wash after wash. For all the daily users, each bar is equivalent to six bottles so feel free to go heavy on the soap.
Must-have: Volume Shampoo Bar
If sunscreen isn’t a part of your daily beauty routine, do you even really have one? Keeping your skin protected from Australia’s brutal sun is essential, however, not all creams are suitable for daily facial use. Leave the Banana Boat for summer scorches and instead opt for Seed & Sprout’s toxin-free, reef safe sunscreen pots. Small enough to fit in your bag and cute enough to sit on display, each pot is equivalent to 3.5 tubes of your standard 23g face sunscreen. While you’re there be sure to check out the beauty bars and oils too!
Must-have: Tinted Sunscreen – SPF 50
We aren’t about to buy a chemical laden, double packaged moisturiser for our skin, so why should our nail polish, lipstick, and eyeliner be any different? Certified carbon neutral and the first of its kind with B Corp certification, Kester Black is putting their money where their mouth is when it comes to sustainability. Donating 2% of all revenue to social causes on your behalf, there's no buyer's remorse with this one.
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An Australian skincare brand with a powerful message, Unlabelled donates 100% of the profits from its sustainable hand and body wash to charities that work to prevent youth suicide. Unlabelled celebrates diversity and inclusivity in every aspect of its brand, from its imagery and ethos to its products, which are suitable for all skin and all kinds of people. For premium pampering, the body wash and hand wash come in a luxurious range of scents and are made using natural, locally-sourced ingredients such as Tasmanian Sea Kelp Extract. Our top picks include the lime lemongrass and peppermint body wash, the rosemary cedarwood and geranium body wash and the orange, vanilla and mandarin hand wash.
Must-have: Vanilla bean coconut and grapefruit hand wash
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