This month we’re focusing on all things native and what better way to do this then by exploring the profound benefits that native Australian ingredients can have on our skin.
The use of these native ingredients isn’t a new discovery, they’ve been around for thousands of years! It’s clear that our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have been utilising these ingredients for centuries for physical and spiritual healing. Learn more about some of our favourite native Australian skincare ingredients and where you can find them down below.
Not only is Wattleseed a great food source, but it can also assist in fighting aging skin, wrinkles and promote better skin hydration.
One of our favourite skincare products which incorporate Wattleseed is Edible Beauty. Edible Beauty’s No. 1 Belle Frais Cleansing Milk contains Wattleseed extracts which have cleansing and pore-refining properties that can leave your skin feeling hydrated and radiant. This all-natural cleanser is definitely a skincare essential!
The oil from tea tree comes from the leaves of the native Melaleuca Alternifolia in Queensland and New South Wales, Australia and have been utilised as a traditional medicine by our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities for centuries. Tea tree oil has amazing anti-inflammatory properties which can assist in treating acne and can also soothe dry skin.
One of our favourite brands which utilise tea tree oil is Thursday Plantation. We love their Tea Tree Face Wash for Acne. This face wash can assist in removing excess dirt and makeup without stripping the skins natural oils, as well as leaving the skin feeling and looking fresher and healthier. The Tea Tree and Manuka Honey Clay Mask can also assist in drawing out skin impurities and dry out pimples and blackheads. How great does that sound that?!
Kakadu Plum is a native Australian fruit which has historically been utilised by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities for its remarkable healing properties. Did you know that Kakadu Plum contains up to 75 times more Vitamin C than those well-known citrus fruits?! Crazy right? Kakadu Plum has a plethora of benefits for your skin which include stimulating collagen growth in your skin which can reduce fine lines, wrinkles and reduce those pesky dark circles. This is only a few of its benefits.
The Rohr Remedy Kakadu Plum Vitamin C Face Serum can assist in stimulating this collagen growth that we mentioned previously. This face serum is also perfect for leaving your skin glowing and feeling hydrated.
Lemon Myrtle is another Australian native ingredient which has antibacterial healing properties which can assist with acne, anti-aging and overall skin repair.
One of our favourite brands, Alkira, stock various natural skincare products which incorporate Lemon Myrtle. We love their Anti-Pollution Facial Masque which can assist in detoxifying and improving blemished prone skin.
Not only do macadamias make a tasty treat, but the oil is also great for your skin. Macadamia oil is extremely light, non-greasy and can be easily absorbed, making it perfect for acne-prone skin as it doesn’t clog your pores. How great is that!
The Alkira Hydrating Kangaroo Paw and Macadamia Facial Oil can assist in improving skin hydration, elasticity, and can also assist in cell renewal and repair.