Australian Beauty Brands We Know You Will Love

30 January 2018

Aussie Brands We Love

Australia is a beautiful melting pot of different cultures, cuisines, religions, traditions and people. 

As a nation, we are relatively healthy, open-minded, accepting and proud.  And according to the United Nations, Australia is ranked as one of the best countries in the world to live in.

We have a strong sense of community, love to shop from small businesses and to shop local.

As a small Australian business based in Melbourne, Victoria, we thank you for your continued support, and wish to share with you some of the small and not-so-small Australian beauty brands that we personally love and know that you will too.

 


Have you heard about Olieve & Olie?

17 November 2017

The team at Kiana Beauty are so genuinely excited to introduce you to Olieve and Olie, an Australian organic skincare brand, featuring Australian extra virgin olive oil as the hero ingredient in all of their products.


Olieve and Olie was established in 2000, when Andy and Jude Steele planted 2000 olive trees on a small property near Echuca. Jude began making olive oil soap by hand from their first harvest, recognising that olive oil is rich in antioxidants and Vitamin E, which naturally provide anti-ageing benefits and help smooth the skin.

The business outgrew its initial studio and has since moved to the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria. Andy and Jude's daughter, Sarah, has joined the team, making it a family affair.

While the business continues to flourish, Olieve and Olie continue to source their olive oil from their old grove near Echuca, and Jude can still be found in the factory making products by hand, maintaining the strong connection and quality of all their products.

We have fallen head-over-heels in love with Olieve and Olie skincare and we know that you will too. Below, are some of our favourite products from this unique Australian brand.

Olieve & Olie Coffee Scrub, $20

A luxurious, smooth and creamy body scrub made with freshly ground coffee beans and coconut milk to exfoliate and smooth the skin, while awakening the senses, just like a cup of coffee!

This invigorating scrub is infused with Australian olive oil and is bursting with antioxidants and Vitamin E.

Available in two scents: Chai (pictured) or Latte 

Chai

Olieve & Olie Body Butter, $24

A natural, decadent and nourishing body butter that can be used on the face or body. This creamy blend of organic butters, waxes and oil will hydrate, soothe and protect all skin types, especially dry and sensitive skin.

Available in three different fragrances: Lavender & Rose Geranium, Wild Lemon Myrtle and Bergamot Clary Sage & Geranium (pictured).

Bergamot &amp Clary Sage

Olieve & Olie Hand & Body Wash, $28

Made from local cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, this luxurious cleansing wash is gentle enough to be used on the face, hands and body, even for sensitive skin.

It deeply cleanses your skin without drying it out, leaving it feeling amazing, nourished and protected.

Your mind and body will thank you for adding this sumptuous experience to your daily routine. 

Available in three different fragrances: Bergamot Clary Sage & Geranium, Lavender & Rose Geranium and Wild Lemon Myrtle.

Olieve & Olie Hand and Body Cream, from $30

A head to toe moisturiser, rich in antioxidants and readily absorbed, made from natural and organic oils to soothe and protect all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Available in: Lavender Rose Geranium & Sweet Orange (pictured), Wild Lemon Myrtle, Bergamot & Clary Sage

Lavender Rose Geranium &amp Sweet Orange

Olieve & Olie Hand Made Bar Soap,  $17

A pure and natural, indulgent and creamy soap that won't dry out skin, suitable even for sensitive and problem skin. 

Made with extra virgin olive oil which naturally provides a deep cleansing effect without stripping your skin's natural oils.

Available in a beautifully boxed set of three 80g bars of soap, with a choice of four fragrances: Australian Bush Lemon, Salt Bush & Blue Gum, Rose Geranium and Goats Milk.

Olieve & Olie Hand Cream, $25

This all-natural specially formulated hand cream will nourish, soothe, protect and restore the roughest of hands and is suitable for all skin types and ages.

This luxurious cream feels gorgeous on the skin and smells absolutely divine.

Available in three fragrances: Lavender Rose Geranium & Sweet Orange, Wild Lemon Myrtle, Bergamot Clary Sage & Geranium (all pictured).

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The very first thing you'll notice about Olieve & Olie is just how simple and beautiful their packaging is. After that, indulge your senses with the heavenly natural fragrances and nourish your skin with the benefits of Australian extra virgin olive oil.

Olieve & Olie is truly handcrafted with love and makes the perfect Christmas present for someone special or even for yourself!

Don't forget that all Kiana Beauty orders are lovingly wrapped in our free signature giftwrap and come with a handwritten note. We also offer free standard shipping within Australia on orders over $50 and you can now use Afterpay to buy Olieve & Olie or any of our other beauty brands from Kiana Beauty.

The new scent of Australia: Kiana Beauty welcomes Goldfield & Banks Australia and speaks to Dimitri Weber, its founder.

19 July 2017

Goldfield & Banks - Now Available on Kiana Beauty

Our Kiana Beauty team are constantly on the lookout for exciting new brands to bring to you. With so many brands in the beauty space, it can be difficult to find something that really stands out from the crowd.

One of our loyal customers, Kate, is a perfume aficionado, and when she told us about a new fragrance brand called Goldfield & Banks Australia, our ears pricked up. Once we looked into it, we were truly excited. And after we met with Dimitri Weber, the founder of Goldfield & Banks Australia, we knew we just had to have it!

Goldfield & Banks Australia is a luxury perfume company that celebrates the unrelenting spirit of Australia. Dimitri is a Belgian-French native who moved to Australia and was surprised that there were no luxury Australian fragrances being made here with all our quality natural essences. So using his extensive knowledge and experience in French fragrances, he created this distinctive and sophisticated range.

We spoke to Dimitri to find out why he loves fragrances so much, and what makes Goldfield & Banks Australia so special.

Dimitri Weber, founder of luxury perfume brand, Goldfield & Banks

 Dimitri Weber, founder of Goldfield & Banks Australia


Hi Dimitri. We are genuinely excited to be stocking your baby, the Goldfield & Banks Australia fragrances.
Firstly, could you tell us a little about yourself and your background?

 

Born from a Flemish mother and French father, I lived most of my life in Belgium and France. Since I was a little boy, I would always choose the fragrances of my mum and later of my school teachers, friends and professionals.

I was lucky to start my career working at YSL in the mid 90s, and after this beautiful experience, I have worked with Narciso Rodriguez and Issey Miyake fragrances where I have learned everything about the world of fragrances and the art of creating.

I have been a brand ambassador and organise trainings, press conferences and consult for many brands such as Tom Ford, Cartier and L’Oréal Prestige.


What do you personally love about fragrances?

Fragrances can make you travel and can take you on a journey. I like the creativity in developing fragrances and the level of excellence it requires.

I like the rigorous work and discipline that goes along with creating that results in a perfect perfume, packaging and environment. Everything needs to be consistent and it’s that part, the striving for the best, that I love about fragrances.

It’s part of the journey and then you make people dream because everything fits so perfectly.


What was your inspiration behind creating Goldfield & Banks Australia?

Legend has it that sandalwood, which is an iconic Australian native ingredient, grows on fields of gold.

I was surprised when moving to Australia that there wasn’t any luxury perfume available made in Australia and featuring native essences.

So I started discovering all the essences and richness this country possesses, and little by little, I started creating Goldfield & Banks Australia which pays tribute to the extraordinary beauty of Australia and its botanical kingdom. 

The brand also pays tribute to the noble Joseph Banks, the first botanist.

Goldfield-and-Banks-White-Sandalwood-Instagram-photo
image credit @goldfield_and_banks_australia Instagram page

We are in love with your distinctive packaging. Tell us a little about how it came about and what it represents.

The bottles represent a sunny and bright day in Australia, ocean blue, forest green, sand dunes, the outback.

The wooden cap debossed with the logo is timber and reflects a smouldering piece of wood after a bushfire.

The ring is in gold and represents the gold mining history of Western Australia, and the edges of the labels on the bottles reflect the edges of the Banksia leaves.

Goldfield & Banks Australia Natural Perfumes, available now at Kiana Beauty

Who would you say is your "typical" Goldfield & Banks Australia customer?

All women and men who are Australia lovers, and are seduced by the confidential niche culture.

All people who value a good quality fragrance with unique essences locally crafted, but that equals the French quality and expertise.

Goldfield & Banks is for a discerning customer who will wear this fragrance for pleasure.


What are your best tips on how somebody should choose and wear a fragrance?

Try your fragrance always on the skin. Try it in an outside area, in open air so you will have a more objective result.

Give yourself a couple of seconds for the alcohol to evaporate and discover the fragrance step by step.

Goldfield & Banks Australia fragrances all have a Sunrise, a Summit and a Sunset, and like any day, it takes a few hours to evolve.

And finally, ask your partner if he or she loves the fragrance as you might want to share it!


We would like to extend a warm thank you to Dimitri for taking the time to chat with us, and also for creating such luxurious and high quality fragrances that represent Australia and all its natural gorgeousness.

You can view the entire collection of Goldfield & Banks Australia natural perfumes here, all available online now at Kiana Beauty Melbourne. We are proud to offer free standard shipping within Australia for all orders over $50, and free signature gift wrapping on all products.

If you've got a question about Goldfield & Banks Australia, or any of our other brands, Ask an Expert here or send us an email to hello@kianabeauty.com.au, and one of our team will get back to you.

Our favourite Gold Medal Aussie Beauty Products

5 August 2016

Our Favourite Gold Medal Aussie Beauty Products

As our Australian athletes compete on the world stage in Rio, our team here at Kiana Beauty Melbourne have chosen five of the best Australian beauty products which we feel are deserving of gold medals. 


 

Jurlique Activating Water Essence, $70.00


A newcomer on the beauty scene, the Activating Water Essence from organic skincare company Jurlique, may not make you swim faster, but it does promise to continuously hydrate, soften and revitalise skin.

Containing Marshmallow Root Extract, just a few drops applied morning and night before your serum will boost the performance of your serum and moisturiser.

How's that for a team player?

Jurlique Activating Water Essence


 

 

Sukin Super Greens Detoxifying Clay Masque, $15.95
Athletes have to eat a healthy and balanced diet to ensure their bodies can perform at their best and that definitely includes plenty of green vegies. But those nutritious vegies can do wonders when applied to your skin too.

The Sukin Super Greens Detoxifying Clay Masque is jam-packed full of super greens such as kale, spirulina and parsley, as well as cranberries and goji berries, to leave your skin looking and feeling healthy, clean and radiant.

You can even leave the mask on to work its magic while you sit on the couch eating your acai bowl (or ice-cream, if you prefer) and cheer the Aussies on!

Sukin Super Greens Detoxifying Clay Masque


 

 

Bondi Sands Liquid Gold Self Tanning Dry Oil, $19.95
If there were a tanning Olympics, Bondi Sands would definitely be one of the favourites.

Formulated with Argan Oil to moisturise skin and Coconut for a fresh scent, Liquid Gold is Bondi Sands' longest lasting tan, sets super quickly and does not need to be washed off.

This is one situation where getting the gold will help reward your skin with the bronze.

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Napoleon Perdis Personal Trainer Serum Foundation, $69.00
Athletes have personal trainers for their bodies, so why not a personal trainer for your skin?

This new product from Aussie makeup guru Napoleon Perdis, acts as a serum and is full of skin boosting ions to deliver plumpness and moisture to your skin, whilst also multi-tasking as a sheer, lightweight foundation.

Available in eight shades, your skin will be glowing like a winner in no time.

Napoleon Perdis Personal Trainer Serum Foundation


 

 

Milk & Co. Milk by Michael Klim Moisturising Shave Milk, $14.95
What better way to celebrate the Olympics than with a product which is proudly Australian made and owned, and is actually created by a gold medal-winning Australian Olympian?

This Moisturising Shave Milk is perfect for all skin types and will leave post-shaved skin feeling cool, hydrated and refreshed. And if there's one thing apart from swimming that Michael Klim knows, it's how to shave.

Milk & Co. Milk by Michael Klim Moisturising Shave Milk


 


At Kiana Beauty Melbourne, we proudly stock over 75 brands of skincare, makeup and fragrance, from all over the world.

Sign up to our email list to be the first to hear about our latest products and specials and receive 10% off your first order. And don't forget that we offer free standard shipping to all orders over $50 within Australia.

If you've got any questions, contact us and one of our team will be in touch with you as soon as we can.

Finally, go Aussies!

 

Little Aussie Battlers

25 January 2016

Australia. We may be small, but we are mighty.

Historically, our relative geographical isolation from the rest of the world has created a spirit of creativity and innovation which has extended to the current crop of Australian beauty brands. With many of them having an ethos of using natural and organic ingredients, it’s easy to see why Australian products are trusted and desired around the world.

We’ve chosen a few of our favourite “Little Aussie Battlers” in the world of skincare and makeup, all available now from Kiana Beauty. We also still have free standard shipping for all orders in Australia.

Happy Australia Day!

 

Little Aussie Battlers - celebrate Australian beauty

 

Our picks, clockwise from top left

ILUKA Skincare Gentle Foaming Cleanser, $19.99
Soothing and mild, this nourishing daily foam cleanser will gently clean your skin, leaving it hydrated and supple.

Sukin Botanical Body Wash, from $7.95
Suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin, this aromatic body wash will cleanse and hydrate your skin as well as stimulate your senses. Packed with natural ingredients and none of the nasties.

Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist, from $35.00
A cult product in the Jurlique signature scent, this daily hydrating mist leaves skin feeling refreshed, balanced, hydrated and soothed. Keep it in the fridge to use on hot days for an extra burst of freshness.

Napoleon Perdis Devine Goddess Lipstick, $35.00
Adored by makeup lovers worldwide, this lipstick provides a jolt of deep colour to finish off your look whilst the herbal extracts and antioxidants keep lips feeling kissable. Available in over 35 shades to suit every style.

Kosmea Eighth Natural Wonder® Revitalising Facial Serum, $69.95
A revitalising anti-ageing facial serum suitable for all skin types that will leave your skin looking and feeling like the Eighth Natural Wonder of the World!

Bondi Sands Liquid Gold Self Tanning Dry Oil, $19.95
Looking for a golden tan without the tons of time involved? Liquid Gold has been making waves in the beauty world for its ease of use (one hour developing time and no need to wash off!), beautiful bronze colour and coconut scent.

GAIA Skin Naturals Made for Men Conditioner, , $11.95
Full of natural ingredients for a healthy scalp and hair, men will love these affordable and fuss-free products.

Milk & Co. Milk Baby Protect Me & SPF 30+ Sunscreen, $19.95
Babies love a day out with the family and this broad spectrum sunscreen will keep their sensitive skin safe from the sun’s strong rays. Can be safely used from three months of age.

Jojoba Company 100% Natural Australian Jojoba, from $19.95
Created from 100% natural jojoba grown in the Riverina region of NSW, this powerful product definitely knows how to multi-task. Apply a few drops anywhere that needs moisture - face, body, lips, hair, cuticles or all of the above. Can also help soothe skin conditions such as eczema, rosacea and sunburn.

Grown Alchemist Hand Cream, from $24.95
Gorgeously scented with Vanilla and Orange Peel and chock full of natural ingredients including Rosehip Oil and Wheatgerm, this non-greasy hand cream will leave your hands and cuticles hydrated and soft. The two larger sizes are beautifully packaged in their signature apothecary-style brown bottles which will look chic in any bathroom or kitchen.

 

To learn more about these and other Australian brands, click on our Kiana Beauty loves Aussie brands blog post.

Got a question? Use our Ask An Expert service and one of our beauty experts will be in touch shortly.

 

Happy Australia Day 2016! Kiana Beauty loves Aussie brands.

23 January 2016

According to good old Wikipedia, with a population of around 24 million, Australia is the 52nd most populous country in the world. Despite our relatively small population and our distance from most other countries, we are definitely not a country to be ignored.

In areas such as acting, music, fashion and sports, Aussies are making a name for themselves and punching above their weight and the world of beauty is no exception.

We are a small family business based in Berwick in Victoria. Our staff at Kiana Beauty as well as our bricks and mortar stores, Berwick Pharmacy and Eden Rise Pharmasave Pharmacy, come from all corners of the world and are proud to call Australia home.

This Australia Day, our team here at Kiana Beauty would like to applaud and highlight some of our Aussie brands.

 

Kiana Beauty Melbourne loves Aussie brands. Online stockist of Australian skincare, makeup and beauty

 

BioElixia - “Where Beauty Meets Science”
An Australian skincare brand based in Melbourne which combines science and beauty to specialise in innovative anti-ageing products as well as body treatments.

Bondi Sands - “The Australian tan”
Inspired by the internationally famous Bondi Beach and owned and made in Australia, Bondi Sands creates self-tanning products and aim to make the ultimate tan accessible to everyone.

Eye of Horus - “Awaken the Goddess Within”
Based in Byron Bay, Eye of Horus illuminating cosmetics are based on ancient sacred formulas and are designed to enhance the natural beauty of every woman, making her feel like a goddess.

GAIA Skin Naturals - “Pure, Natural, Organic Skincare”
Proudly owned and Australian made, GAIA skincare products are created for women, men and babies to nourish skin, including sensitive skin, and indulge your senses.

Grown Alchemist - “Botanical Beauty”
A new generation of Australian Certified Organic anti-ageing skincare, body and hair care products which provide better results without harmful chemicals. Manufactured in Australia and renowned for its distinctive clean, apothecary-style packaging.

ILUKA Skincare - “Natural Skincare by Natalie Imbruglia”
Developed by Natalie Imbruglia and inspired by nature, Iluka is an affordable luxury anti-ageing skincare range made in Australia.

Jack N’ Jill Kids - “Natural Toothpaste with Natural Flavours and Calendula”
First made in Melbourne in 1949, Jack N’ Jill is a natural toothpaste which can safely be used for babies, toddlers and children. Jack N’ Jill Kids is a family business and the toothpaste is still made in Australia and sold in more than 30 countries.

Jojoba Company - “Beauty is in Our Nature”
Co-founded in 2008 by a father and daughter team, The Jojoba Company created an entire skincare range based on jojoba which has calming and soothing properties. The products are Australian made and the family continue to grow their own jojoba on their farm in the Riverina region of New South Wales.

Jurlique - “The Leader in Natural Skincare”
A pure and natural skincare range created to connect people back to nature, with many ingredients grown on the biodynamic Jurlique farm in the Adelaide Hills.

Kosmea Australia - “Skincare as Nature Intended”
An Australian natural skincare company based on certified organic rosehip oil and its ability to nourish and balance all skin types. Products are Australian Certified Organic and made in Australia.

Master Makeup by Dean Nixon - “Discover the difference using the right brushes makes”
Created by Aussie makeup artist extraordinaire (and good friend of the Kiana Beauty team) Dean Nixon, this range of makeup brushes will give you the tools to apply your makeup just like the professionals, all at an affordable price.

Milk & Co. - “Nourish Your Skin Naturally”
A family company founded by Michael and Lindy Klim and their three children, Milk & Co. products are made in Australia with a focus on natural ingredients and effective formulas. They have a range for men, one for women, and one for babies.

MOR - “Our philosophy is to provide a unique sensory journey, where an everyday practice turns into an indulgent daily ritual”
Based in Melbourne, MOR is a luxury bath, body and lifestyle brand with an eye for packaging and design inspired by ancient civilisations, travel and art.

Napoleon Perdis - "Makeup Rules"
Founded 20 years by the exuberant Napoleon himself, Napoleon Perdis has always aimed to make his cosmetics accessible to everyone. His innovative and vibrant products are used by fans worldwide, including on the runway.

Sukin Skincare - “Skincare That Doesn’t Cost The Earth”
Launched in 2007 by a Melbourne family with the aim of creating high quality, affordable and effective natural skin and hair care, Sukin has grown to over 60 products whilst still being Australian made and owned and maintaining a strong commitment to the environment.

 

Got any questions about these brands or products or anything else on our site? Send us an email via our Ask An Expert page and one of our beauty experts will be in touch.

Happy Australia Day!

 

 

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