With ethics, safety, and quality concerns top of mind for more than half of all Australian consumers, it’s no surprise that cleaner and safer beauty brands continue to influence the multibillion-dollar beauty industry.
However, when it comes to the unregulated term ‘clean beauty’, and the clever portrayal of mega brand marketing campaigns, it can be difficult for the everyday shopper to determine which brands meet the requirements of clean beauty standards.
We’ve rounded up a handful of Australia’s most reliable clean beauty brands that not only deliver the results they promise, but purity and safety in their formulations as well.
Proudly small-batch and mixed in Northern New South Wales, clean, plant-based Australian made skincare range, LUNAR Skincare, includes products to clean, nurture and restore your complexion, whilst being free from harmful chemicals. Relying on potent, active ingredients including Pink Australian Clay, Rosehip and Mandarin Oil, founder and mixologist Amy Williams created the brand after enduring years of acne-prone skin, failed medication, professional treatments and an array of health concerns.
Glow Face Oil – RRP $64.99
Former nurse and Founder, Ezra Developed, grew up on a honey farm in in North Queensland. With a first-hand understanding of the natural healing benefits of Manuka honey, Pollen Nation Skin was created as a natural and effective solution to skin concerns without the overwhelming skincare routine. Its key ingredient, Manuka honey, which is proudly sourced in Queensland, is also supported by ingredients such as green tea extract and science-backed niacinamide to help drive results.
Honey Shots Clearing Gel – RRP $56.00
Alongside their results-driven topical skincare collection, Habitual Beauty sports Advanced Skin + Gut Health Collagen Elixir, a science-backed ingestible skincare, formulated to support inner health to transform your skin, hair, nails and digestion. Formulated after noticing the aggravation that synthetic ingredients and harsh chemicals had on her skin, founder, Keira Rumble, worked with a team of experts to develop an innovative topical skincare range as well as a complementary product to boost gut health and wellbeing.
Hydrating Serum – RRP $125.00
Advanced Skin + Gut Health Collagen Elixir – Sicilian Blood Orange – RRP $110.00
With a thriving social media presence and a 30-day money back guarantee, Supple Skin Co’s viral product, Dew Drops, uses just six hero ingredients and nothing more. Reliant on the natural oil regulating effects of hemp seed oil, Supple Skin Co came about by chance, after Founder, Candice Kemp, ran out of her usual skincare products and found a bottle of hemp seed oil in her bathroom. Non comedogenic, highly anti-inflammatory and packed with healthy omega fats, Dew Drops has now helped soothe thousands of people’s skin across the world.
Dew Drops – RRP $42.00
Beginning with a quest for true healing that included skin, mind and body, founders of iKOU, Naomi and Paul Whitfield, started the brand in their kitchen at home in the NSW Blue Mountains. With a focus on your skin being an outer reflection of your wellbeing and emotions, iKOU promotes prioritising skincare routine as a wellness ritual. Alongside its chemical-free, organic, and ethically wild-harvested ingredients, iKOU products look to rest, relax and restore your heart, soul and skin.
Peptides+ Multi-Action Serum – RRP $89.00