G'day! You know how you've always been wondering, Are there any Glossier mates from Straya? Well turns out we have a ripper list of sheilas from Aus and they are choc a bloc of good beauty finds from down under. Heaps of Aesop, obvs—but those aren't the only ones that are sweet as. Reckon you'll want to chuck a sickie and spend the arvo reading up on 'em. Crack open a schooner. Good on ya!
"I’ll start with the obvious, Papaw is every Australian’s true north. I keep a tube in each of my bags and a tub next to the bed. You can buy it in New York at Ricky’s now, but a few years back before it was available, I would guilt-trip my mum into sending me Papaw gift packages via international mail. It probably cost her $40+ in shipping to send me these small tubes." —Amy Kanagaki, senior creative producer
"Aesop is the perfect symbol of Australian beauty: beautiful, but not trying too hard (see: Teresa Palmer). Not necessarily all-natural, but with ingredients like chamomile bud that make you want to curl up and take a nap by the ocean. This cleanser is gentle enough for my sensitive skin, but always leaves my skin feeling thoroughly cleansed. My boyfriend and I share this along with the Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream, because: New York apartments and Sandalwood." —Abby Tonkin, brand & campaign strategy manager
Anything Mecca Cosmetica
"This is the place where my beauty obsession began. First things first—sunscreen. Mecca makes this non-greasy, pleasantly smelling, super light product which has never failed me in the daily 'very sweaty' test. I can’t even tell it’s on and you get max sun protection. Secondly, Mecca’s Lit From Within Illuminating Balm. It was one of my first highlighters—received as a gift with purchase about five years ago. It's buildable depending on your ideal illumination and it smells great. I’ve used it as a highlighter, an eyeshadow, and on my lips. It’s so versatile and the pot lasts forever." —Emma-Jane Leung, senior accountant
"I have fine, matte, and painfully straight hair. This product is super multifunctional–I use it sparingly and work through damp hair before blow-drying for an everyday booster, or, if my hair is feeling particularly damaged, I use it as a treatment mask. Sans Ceuticals is from New Zealand, but you know? Southern hemisphere, same-same." —Amy Kanagaki
"While you might not think of Becca Cosmetics as low-maintenance Australian beauty, this was actually how they started: dewy foundations and this Beach Tint that I used to buy at my local pharmacy. The Ombre Nudes Palette is the only eye shadow I use—the shades are matte and nude, so you won’t look like you’re wearing eye shadow, but you will look like you have eyes." —Abby Tonkin
"I’m a sucker for a decent bar of soap. I go to the gym a lot so it’s inevitable that I will get the sporadic sweat breakout on my back and this soap really combats that. I love Rohr Remedy because they use a lot of Australian native plants and remedies, and they really cater their products to changing seasons, hormones, lifestyle etc." —Amy Kanagaki
"I always pick up at least four of these bottles of probiotics when I go home. Since I moved to New York, digestive and overall health has been a huge focus for me. The fact that these little capsules can easily travel (don't need to be in the fridge) and also boost immunity make them a daily staple. Anyone in Aus, please send me more!" —Emma-Jane Leung
"Go to Paris, pick up products with names like ‘huile’ and ‘derma.’ Go to Sydney, go to literally any street-mall, find a brightly-signposted Sportsgirl chain store & buy multiple tubes of this Metallic Body Glow that looks like it came straight out of a scene from Puberty Blues. Every Australian teenage girl wore this to her first high school party. Promise." —Abby Tonkin
Photo via ITG.