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If you’re looking for great beauty products, you don’t have to look any further than right here in Australia. Taking inspiration from our laid-back, outdoor lifestyle and our access to luxe, skin loving ingredients (like lanolin and Kakadu plum), it’s easy to fall in love with local beauty brands because they’re built to suit the Australian climate and the way we live our lives. Plus, a lot of them are the creations of Australians you know and love, like Natalie Imbruglia and Jennifer Hawkins, so it’s hard not support our own.

If you haven’t discovered these homegrown beauty must-have brands, now’s the time. Here’s six Australian beauty brands we love and recommend.

KORA Organics

Miranda Kerr has gorgeous skin so it’s no surprise she bottled her winning formula and created her own skin care line, Kora Organics. She’s also made sure her passion for living a healthy and organic lifestyle is reflected in all her products by using organic and natural ingredients. They range is made to look after your skin, simply but effectively with minimal impact on the environment. There’s plenty of standouts in the range, but the Kora Organics Luxurious Rosehip Body Oil is definitely the hero. If you’re guilty of neglecting your skin from head to toe, you need this body oil.

Nude by Nature

Anyone who fell for mineral make-up a few years ago when it first gained popularity probably already knows and loves Nude by Nature. But you might not have realised it’s an Australian brand. Proudly 100% cruelty-free and PETA certified, Nude by Nature was created in 2008 in Sydney for those wanting make-up that was eco-friendly but also delivered results. The ingredients that go into their products feature Australian grown native extracts where possible, such asquandong, Kakadu plum and lilly pilly and are chosen for their ability to improve and enhance your skin. It’s like skin care and make-up in one. If you’re new to the brand, try Nude by Nature Natural Mineral Cover. It’s a mineral foundation powder that blends seamlessly for a sheer to medium coverage that conceals redness, enlarged pores and uneven skin tone. Without feeling like you’re wearing make-up.

JBronze

If anyone knows a thing or two about a flawless faux glow, it’s Jennifer Hawkins. She created her own self-tanning range in 2013 and the fit couldn’t be more perfect. A year-long sun-kissed glow is all in a day’s work for Jen, but the Aussie beauty knows the harmful effects of baking in the sun so she’s all about faking it. Her range of at-home tanning products deliver the perfect bronze shade and uses luxury natural ingredients like macadamia oil, shea butter and argan oil to keep skin hydrated and give you longer-lasting results. The JBronze Dark Tanning Mousse is a must-have, but for best results prep your body with the JBronze Exfoliating Mitt before you begin to slough away dead skin cells for an even tan.

Lanolips

If you love multi-purpose products then Lanolips is your go-to brand. Lanolips’ hero product, their 101 Ointment, has 101 uses (well, almost). It’s a lip balm, ointment for extremely dry skin, cuticle cream, and treatment for small cuts, to name just a few uses. The key ingredient in all Lanolips products is lanolin, a natural substance taken from freshly shorn sheep’s wool, which has been dubbed nature’s wonder moisturiser. The brand’s founder Kirsten Carriol grew up on a sheep farm in Lucindale, South Australia so she’s known all her life about the nourishing, moisturising and natural properties of lanolin. Lanolip’s product range, which has grown from just the multi-purpose balm to also include hand and body moisturisers has gained cult status, with a plethora of awards to its name. If you have dry or very dry skin, you can’t go past their Golden Ointment. For everyone and anyone else, having a tube of the 101 Ointment in your handbag is a must.

Iluka

Natalie Imbruglia was inspired by her Aussie roots when she created Iluka. The luxury Australian made anti-ageing skin care range uses some of the world’s most precious plant and herbal ingredients, many of which are indigenous to Australia. The name ‘Iluka’ is an indigenous term meaning ‘by the sea’, which has inspired the brand and products to deliver calming, restoring and revitalising properties. Despite Natalie’s products being luxurious on the skin, their price range is extremely affordable, ranging from just $19.99 to $29.99. If you try just one product from the range, make it the Iluka Illuminising Pearl Primer – it’s a great all-in-one product: it hydrates the skin with macadamia oil and shea butter, firms and plumps with marine collagen, smoothes the complexion for a longer-lasting and more even foundation application, and delivers a subtle, healthy glow with pearl powder and shimmer. On weekends when you want to go make-up free, this product is all you need.

LUMA Cosmetics

Another beauty range created by one of Australia’s leading models, Jessica Hart, Luma Cosmetics is all about naturally derived cosmetics to enhance one’s natural beauty. Simple, fuss-free but effective. The products are perfect for creating a natural, effortless make-up look. The most coveted product in the range is the Luma Cosmetics Illuminating Highlighter, which gives a subtle sheen that highlights your cheekbones and adds a warm, healthy glow. You’ll use it every day.

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