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19 Australian beauty brands you need to know about

Because we know that Australian beauty products are the best.

Australia is at the forefront of beauty and beauty development. With one of the most botanically diverse but also harshest environments in the world, there are so many reasons why we are one of the market leaders in skincare and cosmetics. Australian beauty products are created and formulated with our lifestyle in mind and tailored to our specific needs.

Brands like Ultraceuticals know that we are subject to some of the harshest sun in the world and as a result, has specifically tailored products to help combat the effects of photo-damage. Then there are brands like Jurlique who understands that we have some of the purest and rarest natural ingredients from which to make all and natural and effective skincare.

So why import your beauty products when there are so many amazing homegrown picks? Plus, when you buy Australian beauty products you’re supporting local business.

Here is 20+ of the absolute must-know Australian beauty brands. We've also added a directory of all the biggest names in beauty fresh out of Australia.


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1. Tribe Skincare

Tribe Skincare's all-natural skincare product dissolves blackheads in just 2 weeks. Clearing Anti-Breakout Serum has unique ingredient white willow bark offers natural anti-inflammatory properties and contains salicin which the body converts to salicylic acid. All products are natural, pregnancy safe, vegan-friendly and Australian made for sensitive skin.

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2. Jurlique

Luxury skincare brand, Jurlique, is created from ingredients planted and harvested on the Jurlique farm in the Adelaide Hills - on of the most untouched and unpolluted regions in the country. The Jurlique vision is to create a pure and natural skincare range, harnessing the healing powers of nature. The ingredients for its skin products are handpicked when they are naturally at their peak and they then undergo the Jurlique Bio-intrinsic processing to preserve the full potency of the ingredients. One of the most iconic Australia skincare brands, these days Jurlique is sold in 19 countries around the world. We love the Jurlique Nutri-Define range which has a number of anti-ageing and plumping benefits.

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3. Synergie Skin

Synergie Skin is an Australian-made and female-founded brand that should be on your radar. There's a strong focus on clean science, and the products promise to actually change the way your skin looks. Synergie Skin is based around active ingredients and the power they have to transform. The brand began with the development of a UV protective Synergie Skin line, designed to combat Australia's harsh environmental conditions. From there, we've seen a mineral makeup range, a doctors only practitioner range, and professional products that are used in facial treatments at registered clinics.

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4. Bondi Sands

Bondi Sands is owned and made in Australia, and after their home-grown success, the brand is now making a name for itself in the international beauty market. The name is inspired by the famous Sydney beach and this brand delivers a golden tan every time - and no one would believe it was from a bottle. It all started with the signature fake tan and now the company has moved on to produce loads of other cult-favourite tanning products. This includes self-tan removal products, sunscreen, tanning oils, tanning mitts, after-sun gel. Our favourite products are the Bondi Sands Sunscreen Oil and the One Hour Express Tan (which 100% actually works!).

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5. Frank Body

Frank Body started in a Melbourne coffee shop, where two friends had an idea for used coffee grinds. Today, Frank still have an office in Melbourne but also an international office in NYC. But all the products continue to be made in Australia. The coffee scrub idea is not exactly new, but Frank Body made it usable, fun and just better. The signature Frank Body coffee scrub is combined with all the right ingredients to change your shower experience and give you lasting soft & smooth skin. And now the brand has a whole range of products for the face and body. This brand is a true trailblazer, making waves and garnering attention for the rest of the Australian beauty market.

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6. Grown Alchemist

Organic beauty brand, Grown Alchemist is a lover of the powers of nature. The company crafts its organic products with care and respect to the environment, ensuring the practices and formulations are sustainable. Founded under the clinically proven belief that organic products are richer in antioxidant and essential nutrients, Grown Alchemist's certified organic beauty products harness the restorative benefits of the natural realm. Epitomising the Grown Alchemist mantra are products like the Balancing Toner with rose and ginseng and the Hydra-Repair Eye Balm.

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7. Sukin Skincare

Sukin started in 2007 and has gone from strength to strength ever since. The products are created with key botanicals, antioxidants and essential oils. The result? Skincare that actually works, but leaves all the nasty stuff out. Sukin is vegan and cruelty free and the brand's packaging is biodegradable. This is an Aussie brand that truly understands what beauty consumers wants - skincare that is good for their skin and good for the environment. No guilt! Sukin has been so successful that the brand has extended to haircare and skincare formulated for use on babies.

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8. Eleven Australia

Eleven Australia embodies the Australian lifestyle. The products are simple and do exactly what they're supposed to. Developed by Australian Hairdresser of the Year, Joey Scandizzo, and Australian Photographer of the Year, Andrew O’Toole, Eleven is the antidote to a complicated and ineffective haircare routine. The products in the range are effective and nourishing, and come at a competitive price point. Most importantly, Eleven is PETA approved and free from parabens. Our favourite product is the Sea Salt Texture Spray - it perfectly tousles hair and smells amazing.

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9. Aesop

Aesop may no longer be Australian-owned but the brand was founded in Melbourne in 1987, and prides itself on its history. The Aesop objective has always been to create quality. The company sources plant-based ingredients from around the world to ensure a high level of product efficacy. One thing that truly sets Aesop apart from other brands is its independent approach to product research. Aesop has its own chemists that work in a custom laboratory, thus the research and development is specific Aesop skincare and it is not influenced by third parties. One of the coolest things about Aesop is that it listens. Aesop creates new products based to genuine beauty needs voiced by its customers.

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10. Sodashi

Founded in 1999, Sodashi is a spa and skincare brand that creates luxury skincare that work without the use of harsh chemicals. Sodashi holistically nurtures skin and in turn enhances your overall wellbeing. With a strong commitment to work in harmony with nature, no chemicals, preservative or fragrances are used to create Sodashi skincare - nor are the products tested on animals. It has been said that Sodashi is the purest skincare range in the world, and the brand's global success is a testament to that. We love the Jasmine and Rose Body Lotion. It smells absolutely amazing but won't irritate your skin or your nose. It's the perfect lotion for anyone who is sensitive to smells.

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11. Luma Beauty

Luma Beauty was created by Australian model Jessica Hart. The beauty brand is built on the idea that make up should embrace your flaws (not hide them) and only enhance natural beauty. The products focus on adding glow and radiance to the skin. In fact, many of them harness the illuminating properties of crushed pearl to create a natural, lit-from-within glow.. One of the best performing products from the brand would be the Luma Beauty Liquid Light Illuminating Primer - which is certainly a favourite here at Finder. Luma Beauty is one of those brands that treads the line between makeup and skincare, creating products that are pretty but good for your skin too. And of course, this brand never tests on animals.

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12. Napoleon Perdis

One of Australia's most renowned makeup lines, Napoleon Perdis is one of the key players in the beauty business. With 85 concept stores in Australia and stockists all over the world, Napoleon Perdis is one of the biggest names in beauty today. The brand's success is down a deep understanding of the modern woman and a high level of innovation. What makes Napoleon Perdis products so special is the inspiration drawn from both ancient beauty secrets and high-tech advances. It is this creative process that has lead to innovations like the Venus Cleansing Oil with lotus blossom or the BBB Cream infused with snail mucus. We love the Auto Pilot Radiance Boosting Mask which delivers quick moisture injection into the skin. It's great to use on dry, tired skin just before you put on makeup.

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13. Inika

Inika is proudly natural, organic and vegan. Inika holds the mantra that beauty should not come at the expense of animal testing or harsh chemicals. The range of certified organic makeup products are free from any ingredient of animal origin, harmful preservatives, parabens and chelating agents. If that wasn't enough to make you love Inika, the brand is also the been the recipient of numerous awards for its foundations and highlighters. Inika makes quality cosmetics that can stand up against the top players in the industrial but without the ethical compromise.

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14. ModelCo

Today, it's hard to look at bright, fuchsia pink and not think of ModelCo. The brand has made a name for itself by providing high quality, affordable, quick-fix products for women. The iconic Tan in a Can product was the first of its kind, pioneering the concept of an aerosol self-tanner. Its other famous products include the revolutionary LashWand heated eyelash curler and the LED illuminated Lip Lights gloss. In recent years, ModelCo launched a natural skincare range which is both high quality and affordable. We love ModelCo because the brand understands the unique requirements of the Australian woman like no one else.

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15. Kora Organics

This Australian skincare line is the brainchild of model, mogul and mum, Miranda Kerr. The Aussie native sought to create a skincare line that banished chemicals and natural products grown with pesticides and enhancements. Thus Kora Organics was born. Kora Organics uses the highest grade certified organic ingredients to create luxurious skincare at an attainable price point. The formulas created are nutrient rich and focus on purification through a synergistic approach to selected and mixing ingredients. One of the best products in the line is the Balancing Rose Mist which is both refreshing ans moisturising. It's perfect for when you a refresh during the day.

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16. Eye of Horus

Eye of Horus is dramatic, rich and playful. Based on the formulas used by the ancient Egyptians, the line was designed to awaken the goddess within every woman. The range focuses on rich metallic pigments like copper and gold and also earthy charcoals and taupes. With a focus on eye-makeup, Eye of Horus has gained worldwide recognition for its sparkly eyeshadow palettes and metallic liquid liners. What's more is Eye of Horus is not tested on animals, is vegan friendly, is free from parabens and uses natural ingredients.

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17. Biologi

A brand that promises to actually change your skin, Biologi create face and eye serums that are 100% made from active plant extracts. There is no harmful chemicals, no additives, perfumes and not even water in the products. Biologi promises real results. The founder, Ross Macdougald is in charge of the production process from the plant to the final product. Everything is produced in Byron Bay using the organic native botanicals. Right from the plant extraction process down to the packaging, the entire process happens amidst the beaches of Byron. This brand is a relative newcomer but, it's making waves for a reason..

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18. UltraCeuticals

UltraCeuticals is a skincare line created and designed by Dr Geoffrey Heber a cosmetic physician specialising in no-surgical procedures. Understanding that there was a need for high-performance skincare that worked far more effectively than the department store brands, he created Ultraceuticals. The products contain high percentages of active ingredients, without the need of a prescription, as a result the brand is scientifically proven to give visible results.

As an Australian brand, Ultraceuticals addresses the major skin concerns caused by harsh Australian sun and sun protection is at the forefront of Ultraceuticals research. Ultraceuticals does not test on animals and does not contain harsh chemicals, propylene glycol, parabens, synthetic dyes, genetically modified ingredients, animal products and fragrances. It only uses ingredients obtained from sustainable resources that do not harm living eco-systems.

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19. Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy is all about skincare for your hair. Rather than a temporary colour or frizz fix, Kevin Murphy products aim to deliver high performance, strength and longevity to hair. The carefully selected ingredients each have a proven specific purpose. The vitamins and amino acids work to repair and reduce split ends, Mango and Murumuru butters are used to smooth cuticles and soften hair and extracts from Peruvian bark, Baobab, bamboo and orange blossom infuse hair with moisture. With a strong commitment to the environment, Kevin Murphy sources these specialty ingredients from companies using micro cultivation, organic and ecologically sound practices. As a result, Kevin Murphy is a natural haircare brand that you can feel good about. All people prone to a bit of frizz should give the Easy.Rider cream a try. It smells amazing and works like a charm.

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