Is it just us or is pretty much everything Australian having a moment? We’re obsessed with so many Australian Instagram accounts it’s hard to keep track (@lonijane, @thesimplefolk_, @childrenofthetribe) and it seems like every week we’re hearing about a new non-toxic Australian beauty brand. To demystify this down under craze, we called Sally, our favorite photographer and the eye behind so many of The Moment’s shots. Sally is originally from Sydney and says the Aussie craze is so big because, “[Australia is] so amazing! And I think the States and the rest of the world are really getting a chance to see that these days. The culture and lifestyle in Australia is very laid back in comparison to other western countries. There’s so much natural beauty and good weather, similar to Southern California so I think naturally it lends itself toward being natural and non-toxic centered.”
Here are some of the clean Australian beauty brands on our radar:
Beauty Chef is just perfection. Their Glow Inner Beauty Powder makes any food a beauty food because it supports gut health (which means glowy skin) and adds a boost of collagen to make your hair and nails grow long and shiny. It also has 24 superfoods packed in every serving. We have a piece on beauty supplements coming out soon (in which we put 3 big names to the test- Beauty Chef of course being one of them) so keep your eyes on the look out for that! In the meantime… check out their Ultimate Starter kit for a taste of what they can do.
There’s something about the Grown Alchemist squeeze tubes that we just can’t get enough of. We favorite almost every photo we see of them on our Instagram feed. They’re just so fun and tactile, but also elegant. Everyone always asks about their Watermelon & Vanilla Lip Balm when we pull it out of our bags. Their Antioxidant Facial Oil is also pretty incredible.
Edible Beauty is a new love for us, but we can’t get enough. The concept is really cool- All of their ingredients are so natural and pure that you can almost eat their products. It probably won’t taste very good, but we can’t help but think this is the clean beauty answer to that edible body butter line Jessica Simpson launched in 2004, except much much cooler. We slather the Velvet Coffee Body Butter every time after we wash our hands.
Kora is such a classic clean beauty brand. We love how much support and press they get (sold on Sephora and NET-A-PORTER!). They’ve really paved the way for organic beauty brand success and we love them for that. Favorites include the Noni Glow Face Oil, Noni Glow Face Balm for spots that need extra attention, and the Rose Quartz Luminizer because it’s sooooo pretty on the cheek bones.
We discovered Frank Body when we got a sample of their Coffee Scrub at press dinner at North Brooklyn Farm. It was such a pretty night, made prettier when we got home and washed off the day with our new scrub. The body scrubs are super invigorating and fun to take pictures with because the coffee freckles your skin. Fair warning- it also freckles your shower so expect some clean up afterwards.
I keep Lanolips by my bedside and apply it every night before bed. Without fail, I wake up with super smooth, hydrated lips. It’s really cool because it uses Lanolin, a wax secreted by wool-bearing animals. The molecular structure mimics human skin lipids, so it feels very natural on the lips, and it doesn’t cause the animal any harm.