8 Australian botanical ingredients you need to try
You’ll love these face, body and hair products
By Iantha Yu
Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / May 26 2017
You may already know about antioxidant-rich berries and hydrating aloe vera (commonly found in your face and body skin care products), but what about other ingredients like Kakadu plum, muntari berry and gumbi gumbi, which are highly effective and local to Australia? Here, discover eight must-have products that feature Australian botanical ingredients. We’re sure you’ll love them as much as we do.
Hero ingredient: Lilly pilly
Enriched with strengthening lilly pilly, as well as hydrating aloe vera and nourishing shea butter, Endota Spa Lilly Pilly & Lime Gradual Tanner can be used daily to smooth the body and provide a kiss of colour that develops over time.
Hero ingredient: Kakadu plum
Refresh your complexion throughout the day with a spritz of Waterlily Spaceuticals Hydra-C Mist, which contains kakadu plum (a great source of vitamin C) to brighten and hydrate the skin.
Hero ingredient: Kakadu plum
No skin care collection is complete without a hard-working night cream. Add Natural Instinct Restoring Night Cream to your kit immediately - it contains Kakadu plum to help address the signs of ageing, plus you’ll also find sweet almond oil inside to firm up your skin.
Hero ingredient: Australian macadamia oil
The trick to taming unruly hair is to use a nourishing treatment on damp hair before using a hairdryer. Try a few pumps of Pure Hair Food Feed Your Hair Smoothing Serum Treatment Oil to keep ends looking fresh and healthy for longer - it’s made with Australian macadamia oil that's rich in vitamin B and E to strengthen and add shine.
Hero ingredients: Pepper berry, ribery and muntari berry
Up your daily berry intake with an application of Kerstin Florian Botanical Berryplus Repair Serum; made with indigenous ingredients, this daily skin care serum can be used to aid in regeneration and skin cell renewal.
Hero ingredient: Gumbi gumbi
Yes, your lips can get a dose of Australian botanics, too. Inside Rohr Remedy Gumbi Gumbi Lip Balm you'll find a special ingredient called gumbi gumbi, which boasts antibacterial properties that help repair parched lips.
Hero ingredient: Lemon myrtle
This summer, keep your body feeling soft and smooth with Sukin Moisture Rich Body Creme. Other than jojoba, cocoa butter and shea butter, you’ll find a twist of lemon myrtle to awaken the senses in an instant.
Hero ingredient: Eucalyptus
You can’t go past a few drops of soothing eucalyptus in a vaporiser, or even mixed into a plain body cream to calm the nerves and clear congestion. Jurlique Eucalyptus Pure Essential Oil can be used for just that; plus, the teeny tiny bottle can be packed easily into any toiletries bag with ease.
Main image credit: Edward Urrutia
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in previous issues of SHOP Til You Drop, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health.