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: View Post

If you’ve followed me long enough, you’ll know that African Botanics is one of my all-time favourite brands. It’s one of the only brands that has consistently wowed me. Sure, there are some products I love more than others, but overall, I haven’t disliked anything I’ve tried from the brand so far. I know the brand founders personally, and I love how they work closely with local African communities and high-tech labs to create products that marry the purest ingredients with the latest skincare technologies. I’ve used all of these products for a fairly long time (4 months plus), and here are my thoughts: View Post

Goldfaden MD review justaskarjun

Goldfaden MD is marketed as the world’s first dermatologist-developed natural skincare brand. Founded by dermatologist Dr. Gary Goldfaden MD, a lifetime member of the Academy of Dermatology, it is inspired by treatments developed in his South Florida dermatology practice. The line utilises state-of-of-the-art technologies with active plant cells and antioxidant-rich botanicals to provide instant results. Unlike most dermatologist brands, all products from this line are free from parabens, petrochemicals, mineral oils, alcohols, silicone and gluten. Also, they are all are tested (and, therefore, suitable) for all skin types. None of these products are tested on animals.

I received the following products from the brand for review purposes, and here are my impressions after using these for the last 1-2 months:

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