In this COVID-19 climate, if you’re not washing your hands whilst singing Happy Birthday, you’re sanitising your home and keeping your social distance. In this world gone mad (and scary), personal hygiene has become the topic dujour. Instead of dousing yourself in chemicals, now more than ever is the time to keep calm use products that are good for you and good for the environment. Oh, and if you can support Aussie businesses in the process, that would be fantastic too.
MooGoo is well and truly a testament to environmentally-friendly beauty, with all ingredients used in their products not only healthy for us but manufactured in an Australian warehouse and is completely solar powered. This particular dry shampoo is made from corn and tapioca starch to absorb oil and best of all it’s TALC FREE! The MooGoo range is extensive with a 100% natural make-up range. OK. we’re hooked. moogoo.com.au
Yippee, Kadee Botanicals
This skincare formulation is light enough to use under makeup in the morning to fade age spots and dark shadows. It’s job is to awaken your skin to produce collagen and plump away fine lines and wrinkles – um, yes please! Forget nasty filler ingredients and toxic chemicals, this day and night cream is jam-packed with rosehip and jojoba oils, kakadu plum and lilly pilly. A whole lot of natural Aussie love in a jar. kadeebotanicals.com
Woohoo, no really, get excited
Happy Skincare has released a deodorant that is 100% natural, vegan and smells like citrus. The Australian made and owned company was a finalist in the Best Natural Deodorant company in the 2020 Beauty Shortlist Award with this product, and although we may be biased, we think they were dudded out of a win. happyskincare.com.au
Yes, she’s a supermodel and married to a tech gazillionaire, but add beauty industry leader to Miranda Kerr’s CV. Her Kora Organics products were a breath of fresh air when they landed on the market in 2009, as she revealed the key ingredients in her products were noni extract, rosehip oil, sea buckthorn oil and green tea. The overnight mask with silver ear mushroom (yes, for real, we did not make that up!) and coconut milk combine with caviar lime and kakadu plum extracts to ensure you wake up with hydrated and glowing skin. koraorganics.com
With the motto, “if you wouldn’t put it in your mouth, we won’t put it in our products”, The Edible Beauty range won us over before we even ripped off the packaging. This hydrating lotion promises to hydrate, enhance plumpness and enhance firmness. All products in the Edible Beauty range, which aside from skincare include wellness supplements and teas, are free from unnecessary chemicals, and are proudly ethical and cruelty-free. ediblebeautyaustralia.com
In an effort to look presentable, most of us fall victim to chemically-laden products that when expertly applied, purportedly make us look like supermodels. Heads up, that’s not going to happen. The real problem isn’t that they’re selling unrealistic #beautygoals, the real tragedy is that that they’re not disclosing what actually goes into their products. Adorn is an Australian skincare and cosmetics brand that is toxin free, allergen free and gluten free, vegan, and cruelty free, 100% natural and organic. We’re loving the mineral eye shadow kids right now. adorncosmetics.com.au
Clean living with Inika
Inika was kick-started in 2006 in Sydney, basically born out of a need to detox. Clean living consumers were already removing harmful chemicals from their homes and diet, replacing them with wholesome, pure and natural alternatives, but when it came to makeup, there wasn’t a healthy option. This limited edition eyeshadow palette, which is made up from a mineral formula with carnauba wax and cocoa butter in ‘Desert’ hues is a must-have this season.