Having just turned 45, I have been testing and trying natural beauty products powered by Active Native Australian ingredience that specifically support my skin at this life stage.
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I was quick to notice that my 40s are the time when years of unprotected sun exposure really start to show in the form of pigmentation, fine lines and uneven skin texture and tone.
As for my wrinkles, I have earnt each and every one of them, they are part of my life story, so I am not looking to erase them, but I do love the look of plump and luminous skin. At this stage I want my skin to feel nourished, to look radiant and healthy without having to incorporate a 10 step beauty routine into my day.
But lucky for us, Australia is home to some of the best skincare ingredients out there. There’s Caviar Lime, AHA Acids, Hyaluronic Acid, Kakadu Plum, Vitamin C, Jojoba Oil, Lemon Myrtle, Tasmanian Blue Gum and Niacinamide (Vit B3), just to name a few. What’s even better is that it’s locally-owned skincare brands who are leading the charge when it comes to harnessing their incredible beauty benefits.
These are the tried and tested products I have been using from which I have noticed real results including brighter, smoother, firmer radiant skin.
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Youth Complex 21 Botanicals
Formulated with over 20 of the world’s most nutrient-rich botanicals.
Our Serum No.21 is an innovation in plant-based skincare, this clinically proven formula deeply hydrates, supports cell regeneration, boosts collagen production, smooths wrinkles, and firms.
Dermatologist approved, it’s suitable for all skin types including sensitive.
Hydration, instant plumpness*
Naturally brightens the skin*
Refines skin texture*
Improves firmness & elasticity*
A gentle, dual-active, polishing formulation featuring 9 pure and organic botanical extracts, to clarify, smooth, brighten, hydrate and refine skin texture and skin tone.
The concentrated, vitamin and antioxidant-rich formulation is a soothing and smoothing blend of fine-milled rice powder and kaolin, with the gentle, natural AHA enzyme action of Caviar Lime and BHA deep-cleansing benefits of naturally-derived salicylic acid and astringent Lemon Myrtle.
The Ageless AHA Glow Concentrate is a daily exfoliating essence (think toner, but SO much more!). With a feather-light liquid consistency, it's a skin super-hydrator and is rich in Lactic Acid, Niacinamide, Tasmanian Blue gum & Native River Mint.
Resurface skin texture & tone
Visibly minimise the size of pores
Exfoliate & clear clogged pores
Intensely hydrate & illuminate
Speed up skin cell renewal
Visibly diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
Minimises appearance of dark spots
This concentrated de-ageing formula instantly restores luminous vitality to the delicate skin around the eyes. A deeply emollient treatment, it brightens, hydrates and softens lines for a smooth, healthy appearance.
Lifting and firming, it reduces puffiness and diminishes dark circles. Clarity and discolouration are improved while an abundance of anti-oxidants defend the skin against future damage.
The Eye Crème comes with Rose Quartz crystals to massage the treatment into the skin. The massage stimulates lymphatic circulation and energy pathways to restore muscle tone and diminish fine lines. Skin’s luminosity and natural resilience are dramatically restored.
Deeply nourishes the eye area.
Reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles around the eyes.
Encourages collagen formation.
An instantly tightening and brightening sheet mask.
The Bloom of Youth Biodegradable Infusion Mask uses exotic botanicals to visibly tighten, plump and illuminate the appearance of skin. This sheet mask application allows concentrated doses of active ingredients to infuse the skin for a more youthful appearance.
Polysaccharide rich Honey Locust enhances skin tightness along with Hyaluronic Acid, which visibly plumps and hydrates to promote healthy, radiant-looking skin. Wildcrafted Australian Lime Caviar naturally brightens and illuminates the appearance of skin. Our unique sheet mask is made with 100% natural bamboo fibre that will biodegrade 4-6 months after use.
Honey Locust Seed: flash skin perfector, rich in polysaccharides has been clinically proven to instantly plump the skin and eliminate fine lines within 3 minutes.
Australian Lime Caviar: extracted using an innovative cellular matrix process, rich in antioxidants and glycosides to naturally brighten and illuminate.
Hyaluronic Acid: holds over 1,000 times its weight in water, replenishing skin moisture and plumping the skin to relieve fine lines.
Protect your skin with the INIKA Organic SPF50+ physical sunscreen, that provides broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
This advanced mineral formula leaves skin with a luminous glow while helping to prevent sun-induced damage and premature ageing of the skin. Enriched with Pink Algae and Jojoba Oil, which are clinically proven to smooth skin texture, improve elasticity, and reduce the appearance of sunspots and wrinkles.
100% Mineral Zinc Oxide
UVA +UVB Broad Spectrum
2 hours water resistant
No white cast
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