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Get Your Glow On With Our Fave Australian Skin Care Brands to Try This Year

Locally made and glow inducing!

If you’re a skincare aficionado, chances are you’ve know K-beauty has been the talk of the town for the past few years and other regimes like J-beauty out of Japan and minimalist Scandi beauty from the Nordics have been in the beauty news as of late as well – but there is nothing quite like supporting local. 

You don’t have to look across the globe to find incredible skin care brands to add to your routine, enter Australian beauty. 

Homegrown beauty has long taken the approach that simple, holistic routines with a major focus on sun protection is best and out of this has come a myriad of cult and emerging Australian skin care brands that can help you to target any of your skin care woes. 

From repairing your moisture barrier, anti-ageing, clear complexions, gut health and more, we’re taking a look at some of our favourite Australian skincare brands to consider adding to your routine. 

The best Australian skincare brands to shop in 2024

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Go-To

In case you have been living under a rock and haven’t heard of Go-To skincare, the cult Aussie brand was founded by Australian royalty Zoe Foster-Blake after the ex-beauty editor spent years trying out products and struck out to make her own.

Some of their best-selling products include the Face Hero oil and Very Useful Face Cream. The brand has branched out to body care and even has their other lines Bro-To for men and Gro-To for little ones. Not to mention the label uses botanical ingredients and is PETA accredited as a cruelty-free brand. 

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Vida Glow 

We all know that beauty isn’t skin deep, which is why nourishing our body and providing it with all of the goodies it needs to emanate that beauty is essential. Vida Glow is one of Australia’s leading ingestible beauty brands, making waves with their innovative use of Natural Marine Collagen to create easy-to-drink sachets to include in your morning beauty routine.

Since its inception, Vida Glow has consistently looked for new ways to target beauty from the inside out including their Hairology range, men’s defence and skin health. 

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Edible Beauty

If you’re a fan of natural and organic ingredients, then Edible Beauty is a must-try. The brand was founded when Naturopath Anna Mitsios stepped out to create skincare and beauty products that were powered by natural ingredients, that were safe for pregnant women. 

Thus the brand was born and began its journey of combining science-backed formulas made with natural and organic ingredients. All of the products are PETA-certified, cruelty-free and sustainable, so this is a great choice for the eco-conscious skincare shopper. 

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tbh Skincare

tbh Skincare was founded here in Australia after co-founder Rachael Tyers struggle with her skin from a young age. The brand’s ethos was to create authentic, sustainable skin care products that target young people and create a safe environment for those struggling with skincare woes.

Must-try products include their targeted Acne Hack Cream, Rebound Serum and pimple patches (some glow in the dark!). 

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Esmi

Shop effective, clean beauty products from Aussie brand Esmi that strives to create carefully formulated skincare, beauty and haircare from vegan and nasty-free ingredients. Esmi understands that no two skin types are the same so has a wide array of products to target seven different skin concerns from redness to dryness, sensitivity to anti-ageing. 

Esmi is such a fan favourite they sell 1 bottle of Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum every two minutes, as well as selling out when it first launched. Not to mention the products are 100 per cent ethically sourced and packaged sustainably. 

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Alpha-H

Alpha-H was created to transform skin and have since become leaders in the use of Glycolic Acid and other Accelerating Acids due to their best-selling products including their award winning Liquid Gold Exfoliating Treatment. 

The brand are committed to sustainability and donate 1% of sales on the Liquid Gold to 1% for the Planet to help make a difference. 

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Jurlique

Jurlique have been leaders in the natural skin care industry since their foundation in 1985. The brand uses potent biodynamically farm-grown botanicals grown in the Adelaide Hills with a focus on sustainability and giving back to the Earth. Some of their cult products include the Rare Rose Face Oil and Herbal Recovery Signature Serum. 

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Naked Sundays

If there’s one thing us Aussies know, it’s sun safety and the importance of incorporating it into your every day routine. Naked Sundays sought to create a skincare/sunscreen hybrid that was full of good ingredients and was fun to use – consider them successful!

Down under we experience significantly higher levels of UV and ensuring to top up our SPF throughout the day is paramount. Pop their SPF50+ Hydrating Glow Mist Top Up in your handbag for on the go coverage and try out their Lip Oil for glossy, protected lips. 

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Dope Skin Co

Founded in Sydney, Dope Skin Co harvests the power of organic hemp to boost skin cleanly, affordably and sustainably. It’s super ingredient, Hemp, is rich in antioxidants and helps create a protective layer of the skin for moisture loss, as well as its major ant-inflammatory properties – this ingredient is one to try. 

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Alabasta

Alabasta is a boutique skincare brand made out of Victoria that creates natural skincare out of quality ingredients like hemp seed oil, jojoba, botanical clay and more. 

Their luxurious products for mum are a must-try if you’re expecting like their Pregnancy Oil and Bump Balm. 

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Kora Organics

Founded by the beauty queen herself, Miranda Kerr, Kora Organics creates certified organic beauty products for healthy, glowing skin. 

The brand has since grown to over 30 countries and has a huge focus on sustainability and overall wellness. Some of their ingredients include Red Ginseng, Rose Quartz, Noni, Kakadu Plum and more. 

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Lanolips

Lanolips was founded by Kirsten Carriol after noticing her wool farming grandfathers soft skin due to the lanolin on sheep wool would buff and hydrate his calloused hands – and you can’t get more Australian than that. 

The brand has since become an international sensation with a tube of their cult lipbalm in the bag of every in the know beauty lover. They have expanded to hand cream and salves for dry skin as well as a range of lipbalms in natural and tinted shades. 

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MCoBeauty

Cult luxury-for-less beauty brand MCoBeauty has finally expanded its range to include skincare, and it doesn’t stop there. The brand has created six ranges such as Glow, Hydrate, Age Resist and Clear to help target skin concerns at the root. 

With a wide array of products at affordable prices (hallelujah), there is truly a product for everyone. And they’ve even launched their SPF 50+ range, which includes face mists and facial sunscreens, because sun care is sexy. 

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Ultra Violette

Another key name in the sun safety realm, Ultra Violette has quickly cemented itself as a cult Australian brand thanks to their high-quality products, adorable packaging and cheeky Gen Z attitude. 

Try out their bestselling Queen Screen SPF 50+ Serum for flowing sun protection. 

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The Beauty Chef

Target your skin from the inside out with carefully made products that aim to heal and help your gut health to result in overall wellness and glowing skin. 

Shop some of their bestsellers like the Glow Inner Beauty Essential, Collagen Inner Beauty Boost or Gut Primer Inner Beauty Support and get a handle on your gut health this year. 

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Tribe Skincare

This home-grown skincare brand is all about the natural. They create pregnancy-safe, naturally made, vegan-friendly products for your skin that will leave it feeling refreshed and hydrated using anti-inflammatory ingredients with no artificial fragrances or harsh chemicals. 

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The Jojoba Company 

If you prefer natural skincare, The Jojoba Company should be on your radar. Planted back in 2000 in Yenda, NSW, Jojoba forms the basis of all this company’s products. Rich in vitamins A, D, E, omegas 6 and 9, with a long shelf life, no harsh scent, and incredible moisturising properties, the benefits of Jojoba are expertly harnessed in this top Aussie brand’s serums, cleansers, creams, and more.

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Saint Louve

Clinically formulated Australian brand Saint Louve was founded by cosmetic nurse Elly Seymour who created the brand to formulate advanced skincare products that make the process a breeze. 

Their four-step system is a must-try for the skincare rookie who wants to cut down on the ums and ahs and get down to business when it comes to their skin. 

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