We’re all for making informed choices, especially when it comes to buying beauty products. And considering studies have shown women unknowingly apply an extra 168 chemicals to their bodies each day through makeup and skincare alone, it kinda makes sense that we switch to natural alternatives where we can. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up our five top picks to inspire you to go green.
1. LUMA Cosmetics
The brainchild of home-grown model Jess Hart, LUMA boats a range of high-quality natural products that are designed to merely enhance what yo’ mumma gave you. The best part? It’s totally healthy: from foundation to blush, everything is paraben, sulfate and mineral-oil free AND they don’t test on animals.
2. Raww Cosmetics
If the term ‘superfood’ only conjures up kale smoothie vibes, you need to get with the program. This Aussie made skincare and makeup label is taking the whole natural thing to the next lev by infusing their products with kitchen faves like raw cacao, moringa and goji and acai berry just to name a few.
3. Nude By Nature
Behind the Insta-worthy rose gold packaging and on-point pigmented products, Nude By Nature is all about nourishing the skin with quality Aussie botanicals (think, Kakadu plum and quandong). Yup, it’s no wonder their foundation is one of the best-selling products at Priceline.
Love nature: two simple words that inspired the conception of one of the most innovative skincare brands on the market. Not only are Antipodes products certified organic, they contain bioactive botanticals (like avocado oil) that are scientifically proved to reduce the signs of ageing. Plus, word on the street is actress Evangeline Lilly is a massive fan.
5. INIKA Organic Cosmetics
INIKA ticks a LOT of boxes when it comes to natural makeup: The brand is Aussie owned and made with 100 per cent vegan, certified organic products that are sourced in an environmentally friendly way. Min footprint, max results.