5 NATURAL AUSTRALIAN BEAUTY PRODUCTS FOR YOUR GYM BAG
In case you hadn’t noticed, natural beauty products are having a moment—and for good reason. If we’re paying attention to the chemicals in our food, why shouldn’t we consider what we put on our skin? Did you know though that some of the best natural beauty brands come from Australia? Whether it’s skincare, hair or makeup, Aussie naturals are hitting above their weight class and making waves with some of the most recognized brands in the world. So if your gym bag needs an update, get inspired by our top Aussie beauty picks: Edible Beauty The range is exactly what the name suggests: skincare so good you can eat it. Edible Beauty is the brainchild of Australian naturopath and nutritionist Anna Mitsios, who believes beauty starts from the inside. The brand uses pure, botanical and wildcrafted ingredients to create a range that is both therapeutic and luxurious. The brand is vegan, cruelty-free and packaged in recyclable glass. Did we mention the products are good enough, and safe enough, to eat? We recommend: The Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum ($72) to give you an epic post-workout glow. The Jojoba Company Often referred to as jojoba oil, this is actually a golden liquid wax made from the jojoba bean, which when used as a balm is beneficial for skin ailments and as a skin restorer. The wax is similar to the protective wax produced by human skin that helps keep is smooth, supple and moisturized. It’s rich in Vitamin A, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, and is anti-inflammatory and hypo-allergenic to boot. The Jojoba Company grows all of its product on a farm in New South Wales. We recommend: 100% Natural Australian Jojoba ($19.95), as it’s a lifesaver for scarring, pigmentation and stretch marks. Jurlique Widely recognized as the granddaddy of the Australian naturals space, Jurlique was launched in 1985 by Dr. Jurgen Klein, a biochemist, and his wife, Ulrike, a botanist. Over the past three decades, Jurlique has grown from a small family business into an international success story with sales in more than 19 countries. Today, Jurlique stands by its commitment to the best in organic and biodynamic ingredients and continues to grow iconic ingredients on its farm in Adelaide Hills. We recommend: Rosewater Balancing Mist ($35) for refreshing hydration after cleansing post-class or the perfect pick-me-up during the day. Aesop This Melbourne-based brand is as widely loved for its efficacious products as it is for its minimalist, apothecary-like branding and design-led retail stores. The company expanded its remit beyond skin and hair care to include organic deodorants, fragrances and burning oils, but the focus remains marrying plant-based ingredients with lab-based techniques. We recommend: Freshen your face after a workout with the Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Cream ($80) and keep your hands soft after weights with the Resurrection Hand Balm ($31). Sukin From its carbon neutral operations to its recyclable packaging and plant-based biodegradable formulations that won’t pollute rivers and waterways, Sukin believes in ‘skincare that doesn’t cost the earth.’ Sukin products are affordable and immensely popular in Australia. The product line is 100 percent vegan and free from animal testing, derivatives and by products. This is a brand that you can feel good about.We recommend: Organic Rose Hip Oil ($17.95) for radiance after your weekly yoga class. This post was originally published on ClassPass’s blog, The Warm Up by Natasha Prasad. ClassPass is a monthly membership that connects you to more than 8,500 of the best fitness studios worldwide. Learn more here.