It feels like every week we’re stumbling upon a new or upcoming homegrown beauty brand. It’s exciting to see the Australian beauty market booming with luxurious, high-quality products that embody everything that makes the a-beauty trend loved the world over.
This month, we’ve come across a handful of new products that we’re sure you’re going to love, especially if you’re looking for a release from the stress of these crazy pandemic times. It’s amazing what a masking session or a quick spritz of a mood-enhancing scent can do for your mental health.
These are our top picks for new a-beauty buys in October.
Best for reducing your stress levels
Our pick: Theseeke Quiescent Linen & Room Spray
Do you need to create a little calm in your home? Spritz this natural room spray by Theseeke and just chill out and breathe in the soothing aromas of rose geranium oil and lavender oil. As if the Quiescent scent wasn’t enough to get you hooked, we can’t get over how gorgeous the bottle and its tortoiseshell lid looks in any room.
Best for bringing back your skin's youthful glow
Our pick: Skinstitut Quick-Fix Sheet Masks
Who doesn’t love a good sheet mask? These new ones from Skinstitut aren’t just relaxing to sit back and marinate in, they’re super potent, too. There are four variants - Anti-Ageing, Brightening, Calming and Hydrating - and each one is infused with 25ml of a concentrated serum to target your skin’s specific needs. Plus, the sheets are made of biocellulose and lotus fibre, which act like a second skin to lock in all that serum goodness and deliver it deep within the skin.
Best for looking after your skin this summer
Ultra Violette makes sunscreens that feel more like luxurious skincare than your typical thick, whitening SPF formulas. And their latest iteration is no exception. This time they’ve brought us a zinc-only physical sunscreen that offers maximum sun protection against UVA and UVB rays. But, unlike typical zinc sunscreens, it doesn’t feel heavy or leave behind a white cast.
"...The Australian beauty market is booming with luxurious, high-quality products that embody everything that makes the a-beauty trend loved the world over."
Best for getting the results of a facelift at home
Our pick: The Dermal Diary The Luminous Lift
We don’t all have the time - or money - to go see a pro when it comes to treating our lines and wrinkles, so it’s nice to have something hardworking in our at-home repertoire that gets the job done, fast. Created by one of Australia’s leading skin therapists, Isabella Loneragan, The Luminous Lift delivers anti-ageing and lifting results after just one 20-minute mask treatment.
The two-part formula (you mix the powder together with the liquid prior to application) is packed with niacinamide to fade pigmentation and brighten the skin, fucus vesiculosus extract to improve skin elasticity and reduce inflammation, and albumen to tighten skin.
Best for eco-conscious beauty lovers
Our pick: The Higher Ground Shampoo Bars
A newcomer to the Australian beauty industry, The Higher Ground is all about great hair and caring for the environment. If you’re looking to reduce packaging wastage in your beauty routine, then you’ll love their shampoo bars.
The formulas are 100% vegan, biodegradable and made with unique natural ingredients sourced from all over Australia. Our favourite is the Pure & Nourishing shampoo bar, which is enriched with native ingredients like pink clay, kangaroo apple extract and quandong.
Best for: Prepping your bod for bikini season
Our pick: Frank Body Booty Drops
Just in time to give you the confidence to bare your backside during bikini season, Frank Body Booty Drops will help soften and tone your butt thanks to firming caffeine, energising guarana, and nourishing jojoba and grapeseed oil. You just smooth it on your booty post-shower.
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