Situated as we are amongst the beautiful Botanic Gardens, we are often looking for ways we can incorporate what nature has to offer more in to our everyday lives, from what we eat to what we put on our skin. We’re also always looking for ways we can be more eco-conscious, so that people may continue to enjoy our beautiful natural environment for generations to come.
We’ve rounded up 3 beautiful skin care brands that harness the power of botanicals, are non-toxic, and are environmentally friendly. They’re also all Australian owned and made, and all have a touch of luxury about them too, because…who doesn’t love to treat themselves?
Botani Pure Plant Skin Solutions
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Founded by naturopath and herbalist Barbara Filokostas, Botani (which translates to ‘plant’ in Greek) specialises in toxin-free natural skincare based on an ingredient called Olive Squalene – a natural organic compound found in olives and resembling the squalene found naturally in the skin of humans and animals.
“At Botani, we blend only the highest quality natural, organic and wild harvested plant-based ingredients from around the world. Our ingredients are chosen purposefully for their reparative, hydrating, protective and soothing properties in order to treat skin conditions in a gentle, effective way.”
The brand’s philosophy is inspired by Hippocrates’ concept of ‘the healing power of nature’ – something we can definitely get on board with! The products are completely Australian-made, clinically verified and ethically conscious. What’s not to love about that? You can order a sample kit here.
Mokosh "pure and ethical" skincare
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Completely nature-based, Mokosh relies on formulas that use no synthetic ingredients, palm oil or plastic packaging. Certified organic and made in Australia (in Fremantle, WA), Mokosh prides itself on using completely ethically-sourced ingredients.
“We believe that nature provides in perfect form everything we need for true health. We have rejected the traditional approach to skin care which relies on the use of preservatives, emulsifiers and other synthetic ingredients, all of which can interfere with your skin’s health and proper functioning. Instead, we have distilled the latest scientific research to select the most potent, cell supporting and rejuvenating organic botanicals to formulate our range.”
Their range is impressive, ranging from makeup remover and cleansing oil to face and body creams and beauty serums. Their ingredients list sounds almost good enough to eat, with products like Frankincense and Orange Body Cream, Coconut and Blackcurrant Lip Balm and Raspberry and Pomegranate Beauty Serum just a few products from the range. And again, they offer samples so you can try before you buy!
Adorn Cosmetics - "luxury without the guilt"
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Touting itself as a brand that provides “ethical, guilt free beauty that doesn’t harm people, animals or the environment”, Adorn Cosmetics is not only vegan, cruelty-free and sustainably sourced, it's also microbead free and uses pure minerals and organic botanical ingredients whereever possible.
“Adorn Cosmetics are for women devoted to a more ethical, healthier lifestyle who don’t want to compromise on quality, style or luxury.”
In an alarming statistic, 70% of cosmetics purchased are never finished and end up in landfill. This is part of the reason Adorn offers sample sizes to allow customers to try their products, as well as a fabulous eco-refill program to encourage reuse of the packaging! Besides a full range of beautiful skincare including botanical facial oils, skin creams and facial mists, they produce a gorgeous range of makeup for face, eyes and lips. Sample kits are available here.