Winter can be tough on your skin. The cold weather often leaves your skin drier than usual, meaning it may need a little more care and attention.
While some of the most well-known skincare brands are international, some of the best ones available are based right here. So, if you’re keen to get your hands on some local products, here’s our guide to some of the best Australian skincare brands.
1. Go-To Skincare
Go-To was founded by Australian beauty journalist and editor Zoë Foster Blake in 2014. Foster Blake wanted to use her vast knowledge and experience in the industry to create a range of skincare products that are fun to use and easy to understand.
Go-To’s Properly Clean facial cleanser, Skin Hero face oil, and Fancy Face oil cleanser are the most popular products, but you can’t go wrong with anything from the brand’s small but effective range.
When it comes to Australian-made, cruelty-free products, it’s impossible to look past Sukin. Developed in Melbourne, Sukin’s products are vegan, natural, and only contain ingredients that will benefit your skin – plus, they’re incredibly budget-friendly.
Sukin offers a wide range of products that will leave your skin feeling supple and fresh. Its Blemish Control Kit and Rosehip Hydrating Day Cream are great for giving your skin much-needed moisture during winter.
Jurlique is a South Australian brand that has its roots in the Adelaide Hills. Rather than being created in a laboratory with synthetic materials, Jurlique’s products were developed using natural produce from an organic Adelaide Hills farm that’s still in use today.
Jurlique is famous for its moisturising day care creams, as well as its rose-scented products, but the entire range is worth trying. Each product is beautifully scented and filled with botanicals, making it a really nice choice if you want to treat yourself. The brand’s products also make great gifts to give to family and friends!
MooGoo has one of the more interesting origin stories on the list. MooGoo was established in 2005 after the founder, Craig Jones, saw his mother using a cow moisturiser to soothe her psoriasis. While the cream worked well, application was difficult, so Jones set about reformulating the cream to be lighter and easier to apply.
MooGoo has over 40 products that can help a variety of different skin conditions, from eczema and psoriasis, to acne and pigmentation. They also have a make-up range, selection of sunscreens, and hair products.
Lanolips is an Australian-made lip balm whose origins lie in the Australian and New Zealand sheep farming trade. All of Lanolips’ products contain lanolin, an oil found in sheep wool. This wool is ethically sourced from Australian sheep and is proven to mimic the skin’s own oils to increase moisture levels.
While Lanolips has a range of products for the body, the most popular products are its lip balms, designed to keep your lips moisturised throughout the day.
Launched by model Miranda Kerr in 2009, Kora has since become one of the most popular skincare brands in the world. Kora uses natural ingredients like noni extract, rosehip oil, green tea and sea buckthorn Oil to leave your skin nourished and revitalised. Kora has a wide selection of products, but one of the most in-demand is its deluxe body oil range.
7. Frank Body
Interestingly, Frank Body is rooted in Australia’s world-class coffee culture. The brand began with five friends in a coffee shop, who were discussing the benefits of using ground coffee beans to exfoliate the skin.
Fast-forward to today, and Frank Body makes some of the best coffee scrubs on the market, guaranteed to leave your skin clean, smooth, and soft. Plus, with their coffee scent, they’re great to use first thing in the morning for an aromatic energy boost.
Established in Melbourne in 1987, Aesop has since gone on to take the world by storm, with outlets across the globe. Aesop was founded upon the philosophy of sourcing ingredients of the finest quality, with a proven record in both safety and results.
Aesop offers a wide range of products, including homewares and fragrances. However, skincare is the company’s most sought-after range, with its cream cleansers and SPF facial lotion being particularly popular.