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We know summer beauty: 8 of the best made-in-Australia beauty brands

OUR EDIT OF THE BEST SUMMER BEAUTY CREATED IN OUR VERY OWN BACKYARD; THESE ARE THE A-BEAUTY PRODUCTS THAT CAPTURE THE SIMPLICITY, INTEGRITY AND PLAYFUL AUSTRALIAN SPIRIT THAT OUR LOCAL BRANDS DO SO WELL. NOT ONLY THAT, THESE ARE THE PRODUCTS THAT PERFECTLY EMOBODY SUMMER BEAUTY.

MECCA MAX ALL DAY EVERY DAY PRIMER

If you want your primer to work harder (read: take care of your skin whilst helping keep your makeup fresh) then MECCA MAX’s All Day Every Day Primer is your match. A thin layer of this applied before your foundation will help to replenish, hydrate and minimise pores; perfect for a velvety smooth complexion all day, every day. Not to mention, it’s 100% vegan and cruelty free and contains hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil and shea butter to nourish.

MECCA COSMETICA NOURISH OIL CLEANSER

This vegan cleanser is packed with everything from raspberry seed oil to avocado and argan oil—all of which replenish moisture while helping to lift everything you’re cleansing off your face. Simply start with dry skin and add water to gently emulsify the formula into a milky consistency—this will help sweep away excess oil, makeup and impurities.

ERE PEREZ QUANDONG GREEN SERUM

Think of this serum like a green smoothie for your face: packed with a highly nutritious and antioxidant-rich blend of superfood ingredients to help support a healthy, glowing complexion. It’s formulated with desert fruit quandong (which contains twice the vitamin C of oranges) to reduce signs of lines and calm inflamed skin, plus chlorophyll, spinach leaf, vitamin E, alfalfa and raspberry seed to deliver essential enzymes straight to the skin. Drink up!

ELLE FFECT TAN BOTTLE

Founded by Aussie influencer and entrepreneur Elle Ferguson (who knows how to wear a faux tan), this red-base tanning mousse is different to traditional green or purple-based tans. The red undertone actually helps to make skin appear more youthful; fun fact, a lot of Instagram’s most popular filters use shades of red to help create a soft, luminous effect. In addition to the warm, bronzy glow this bestows on your limbs, it also keeps them nourished and hydrated thanks to the inclusion of coconut oil and aloe leaf juice.

HERBARIO DETOX CLEANSING OIL

This Australian brand approaches skincare holistically so that its powerful botanical remedies and treatments transform the skin at a deeper level. Developed in their Melbourne clinic, this cleansing oil is best used in combination with Herbario’s Detox Cleansing Powder in the morning and on its own at night. Botanical extracts effectively remove impurities, sebum, pollution, makeup and sunscreen without harming the skin’s protective layer.

SODASHI CLAY CLEANSER SANDALWOOD

Packed with hydrating natural oils and soothing sandalwood, this physical vegan exfoliant and cleanser removes dead skin cells and softens the layer below. Key ingredients include apricot kernel oil which moisturises and soothes irritated skin while gradually fading blemishes and fine lines; white clay helps to cleanse, refine and detoxify the skin.

LUNA BRONZE GLOW GRADUAL TANNING MOISTURISER

The easiest way to build a natural-looking tan is with this organic moisturiser. It contains skin-loving ingredients (including coconut, rose hip and jojoba oils) that nourish, hydrate and replenish skin while building a natural tan.
Bonus points for the inclusion of caffeine which stimulates circulation, boosts energy and smooths skin.

BANGN BODY ILLUMINATING LOTION

Want to fake that summer sheen all year round? Slather on this creamy illuminator formulated with vitamins, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties which work together to help reduce the appearance of cellulite, stretch marks and scarring. The soft shimmery effect this leaves on the skin makes it the perfect product to apply before your next night out.

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