I love the idea of supporting local brands, but I don’t often come across Aussie brands that are strikingly original. I’m always on the lookout for new brands that move the skincare conversation forward, but most local brands tend to follow international trends rather than create new ones. There are exceptions to this, of course (Mukti, Sodashi, MV Skincare etc.), but a lot of the local products I try feel like variations of other products that already exist.
When Edible Beauty approached me to try their products, I was initially sceptical – but I’m so glad that I accepted their offer. Their products are exceptional, and they really do have a unique point of view. Here are some of my top picks from the brand:
& Desert Lime Flawless Micro-Exfoliant: This exfoliating cream contains rice powder suspended in a water-soluble cream base. I was apprehensive that the lime/coconut scent would be overpowering, but it smells just perfect: it’s fresh and zingy without being too sharp. What I love about this product is how fine yet effective the exfoliating grains are. I see a difference in the tone and texture of my skin as soon as I use it. Definitely one of the best ‘green’ exfoliating products I’ve tried. Highly recommend it.
& Soothe Me Balm: When I think of a balm, I think of a thick, occlusive wax-based product, but this is anything but that! This ultra-light gel is water-based, and soothes a variety of skin conditions, including acne, eczema, psoriasis, rashes and sunburn. It feels cooling on the skin and has a refreshing cucumber smell that I enjoy. I think it will work well as a moisturiser for oily, acne-prone skin. It will also work well as an aftershave for men.
& Gold Rush Eye Balm: This de-puffing eye cream contains edible gold leaf, in addition to coffee, cucumber and horsetail extract. The eye cream has a luxurious texture, but I’m not sold on the gold leaf part. I do like gold in skincare (à la Julisis), but the visible chunks in the cream don’t absorb easily into the skin. I wish the gold was more finely milled. Other than that, it is a good eye product that doesn’t irritate my eyes.
No. 1 Belle Frais Cleansing Milk: I am usually not a fan of cleansing milks (my skin tends to eat them up before I can rinse them off), but this turned out to be a pleasant surprise! This soothing emulsion feels cooling on the skin (actually, most of their products have a cooling effect on the skin), and washes away dirt and impurities without upsetting the pH balance of the skin. It contains brightening ingredients like strawberry fruit enzymes and apple extract that gently exfoliate the skin as it cleanses. Like most cleansing milks, it doesn’t foam and can be used around the eye area. It may not effectively remove heavy makeup and sunscreen, so I recommend using it as a second/morning cleanser.
Final Thoughts: Edible Beauty is a fantastic line with products that work. The price point is very reasonable for the quality (most products are around the $50 mark), and the ingredients are amazing. They also offer a selection of teas that address skin concerns from within. I haven’t tried these, but they would be a great option for someone who wants to try a multipronged approach to skincare.
Where to buy: Edible Beauty website.
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