Aussie Beauty: 8 Cult Brands From Down Under You Should Know About

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* Cult beauty brands from down under
* Cosmetics, wellness, and skin care products
* Eco-friendly, vegan and organic options 

Aussie’s are the leader of effortless, easy-to-use, and natural and eco-friendly beauty . More and more Aussie-based brands are now popping up stateside too. We have picked a few cult brands you may or may not be familiar with that represent Australian beauty at its best.

1. Lucas’ Pawpaw Ointment

Lucas’ Papaw Ointment has been one of Australia’s more popular exports for over 100 years and has a large fan base. Made from Australian papaws (or Papaya), the properties of this fruit go beyond great taste. Papaya actually has many beneficial qualities to greatly aid and treat the skin and when combined into this ointment can relieve and cleanse. Treatable ailments include dry and cracked skin, bug bites, rashes, splinters, pimples and the list goes on and on.

Ointment Lucas' Papaw Image courtesy of Amazon


2. 1000 Hour

1000 Hour is an iconic Australian brand with over 20 years experience in the beauty industry. Their most popular product is the Eyelash and Eyebrow Dye Kit which allows you to safely and effectively color your lashes and brows and for the men, sideburns, beard and mustache, at home for a fraction of the cost of a beauty salon treatment. Lash and brow tinting is such a time saver in the morning as it gives you the appearance of darker, fuller brows or lashes without the use of any product and lets you wake up beautiful and already ‘done.’ This product lasts up to 6 weeks (1000 Hours).

Lash Brow Dye 1000Hour Image courtesy of Amazon


3. Lanolips Ointment

Lanolips contains lanolin which is a cruelty-free byproduct and natural moisturizer. Their popular 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm provides intense hydration to dry lips, skin patches, cuticles, nasal passages and just about anywhere else you may experience dryness. This super dense balm holds 200% of its weight in moisture, and also seals in the hydration into the skin for hours. Another great use for this product is to apply to your nasal passages when you are taking a flight anywhere to help ward off any and all the germs you will experience.

Ointment Lanolips Image Courtesy Nordstrom


4. Jurlique

Created by a biochemist and botanist, Jurlique is a line that uses ingredients that are produced straight from the company’s own farm in the hills of South Australia. Their top-selling Moisture Replenishing Day Cream works to replenish and restore suppleness to dry skin, giving you a healthy radiant glow. Ingredients like Avocado, Safflower and Evening Primrose Oil work to soften, soothe and revive the skin while also protecting it against harsh environmental aggressors.

Day Cream Jurlique Image courtesy of Amazon


5. Aesop

Aesop is a tried and true brand that has a major cult following. Using only unique blends of both plant-based and laboratory-made ingredients of the highest quality, they are known for their intensely nourishing products and luxe packaging. Their Resolute Hydrating Body Balm is a deeply moisturizing formulation of skin-softening emollients housed in a rich body balm. This lightweight cream smooths with Shea Butter and Sweet Almond which is the ultimate in hydration for your hands, cuticles and feet. Carry this chic tube around in your purse, keep by your nightstand or at your desk and pull out whenever your skin needs some TLC.

Body Balm Aesop Image Courtesy Revolve


6. Kora Organics

Australian supermodel extraordinaire Miranda Kerr founded this organic line of skin care products with the goal of making a transformative difference to people’s skin and offering them a healthier alternative to other brands on the market. Their Noni Eye Oil uses their star ingredient in the line, Noni Extract, which is derived from the native Noni fruit and revered for its healing and rejuvenating properties and powerful antioxidants.  The oil is formulated to smooth, tone and brighten the eye area for a youthful and radiant appearance and features a rose quartz roller ball applicator to provide an extra soothing, spa-like experience.

Noni Eye Oil Kora Organics Image Courtesy Sephora


7. Becca Cosmetics

Becca Cosmetics was founded in Australia by a makeup artist who wanted to use skin-loving minerals in luxurious and lightweight textures. Their award-winning Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter is one of their more popular products and has the most amazing buttery texture that melts into the skin for the ultimate high impact glow. Equipped with ultra-fine, luminescent pearls that adjust to your skin’s under tones, these creamy powders apply seamlessly and never cake.

Highlighter Becca Cosmetics Image Courtesy Sephora


8. The Beauty Chef

This Sydney-based line of organic skin care and superfood supplements is inspired by the profound synergy we share with nature. The Glow Inner Beauty Powder is a bio-fermented super-food beauty blend with more antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and extra probiotics designed to improve gut health and enhance skin from the inside out. The Glow Beauty Powder is a drinkable tonic that supports efficient digestion and a healthy gut which will naturally result in long-lasting skin health and enhanced radiance. Simply add one teaspoon to your favorite smoothie, tea or water and enjoy the benefits.

Inner Beauty Powder The Beauty Chef Image Courtesy Detox Market