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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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Finally, go Aussies!
Holidays are fantastic at any time of the year, but especially in the middle of Winter as the weather gets colder, clouds get greyer and the days get shorter.
Whether you're one of those smug, clever people that booked a holiday months ago, or you've spontaneously decided you need to escape, our team at Kiana Beauty has you covered with our favourite travel beauty essentials matched to your holiday style.
Fleeing the cold for warmer climates? There's something so appealing about a tropical holiday at the beach or a resort to refuel the soul.
But don't forget to look after your skin and hair while you are enjoying those cocktails at the swim-up bar!
For protection from the sun
It goes without saying that you need a quality sunscreen to prevent those harmful UV rays from damaging your skin.
This is one of our favourites because at SPF 50+, it provides the maximum sun protection factor available in Australia and it is suitable for all skin types including sensitive skin. Plus, the spray oil is super easy to use and rub in.
For a radiant and glowing complexion
Napoleon Perdis Bronze Patrol, $60.00
Long-lasting, streak-free and with a light shimmer of gold, a swipe of this bronzer will give you radiant, glowing skin and have people wondering what your secret is.
To revive your hair from the salty ocean and swimming pool chlorine
We all love a swim in the ocean or the pool, but salt water and chlorine can damage your hair, making it dry and brittle. This deep conditioning treatment is packed with botanical extracts, and after just five minutes, your hair will feel soft, nourished and revitalised.
Hitting the slopes this year? Pack the right skincare products along with your snow gear to ensure you are ready to hit the bar for some apres ski.
Keep those lips kissable
Packed with vitamins, minerals and sunscreen, this lip balm will fit in your jacket pocket and keep lips soft and smooth all day long.
To relax those tired muscles
After a hard day on the slopes, what could be better than a steaming shower or a long soak in a hot bath? This silky shower gel will leave you clean, relaxed and smelling gorgeous.
Protect skin from the wind and cold
Exposure to the wind and cold can wreak havoc on your skin. Make sure you skin stays hydrated and soft with this daily moisturiser from revered French skincare brand Eau Thermale Avene, specially formulated for dry to very dry skin, including sensitive skin.
Holidaying with the kids? Along with the unbelievably large quantities of clothes, nappies, toys and books you'll no doubt be packing, don't forget about their bath and body products.
We've chosen natural Australian products which are gentle enough to use on delicate skin yet effective enough to wash away the remnants of a full day of play and adventure.
To keep little bodies and hair clean
Gentle enough for even the youngest members of your family, this soap-free cleansing gel doubles as a body wash for the bath or shower as well as a shampoo. Won't cause irritation or dryness, won't sting eyes and will leave hair silky and soft, the spill-proof flip top lid also makes this product perfect for the beach bag or swimming bag.
For soft and smooth skin
Non, greasy, super absorbent and 95% naturally derived, this moisturiser will keep your kiddies' skin soft, smooth and cuddly.
The easiest baby kit to throw straight into your suitcase
This super cute miniature set of GAIA Natural Baby body and hair products has everything you need to keep baby clean and smelling sweet when travelling. The pack comes in a handy reusable zip lock wet pack and the bottles can even be refilled for future trips.
With skincare, makeup and fragrance for women, men, children and babies, our team here at Kiana Beauty have got you covered, whether you're at home on on holidays.
Got a question? Contact us here and we'll be in touch.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Oli2015 was a momentous year for the team at Kiana Beauty!
We proudly launched our online store, had two children start school, welcomed two new babies, become a Grandmother again, watched one of our sons get married in stunning Sorrento - Italy, and experienced some magical moments with loved ones in Sri Lanka, Maldives, Italy, Switzerland and Greece. It has been an exhausting yet truly beautiful year.
We're all looking forward to slowing down the pace a bit over the summer and spending time with our families - with long lazy lunches, chilled champagne, siestas, and sand between the toes.
Here are our travel must-haves. The things we personally love to use in the summer holidays when it's all about minimal effort. But don't stress!! We're staggering our holidays so that it's still business as usual at Kiana Beauty.
Clockwise, from left:
Milk & Co. Milk by Lindy Klim Beauty Wipes, $9.95
These dual-sided beauty wipes offer exfoliating micro beads on one side to clear away the muck and grime, whilst offering the perfect cleansing tool on the reverse side.
Jurlique Essence of Rose Roll-On Fragrance Oil, $28.00
100% natural fragrance, alcohol-free and suitable for all skin types. Convenient sized bottle with easy-to-use roll on applicator.
Klorane Laboratories Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, from $8.95
Ideal for people with little time to wash their hair. Adds volume and texture to hair.
Olive Lip Balm with extra virgin olive oil and other carefully selected natural ingredients helps guard against dry, cracked and damaged lips.
Avene Thermal Spring Water, from $10.95
Gentle enough for use on face and body. Suitable for infants and adults.
Clinique High Impact Waterproof Mascara, $38.00
A waterproof mascara that provides instant volume and length.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ Spray, $34.95
Very high face and body protection for children & adults. High broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
Ultra light, non greasy texture.
This smooth, light-textured cream gently helps to nourish the hands and leaves skin pleasantly scented.