It’s funny how we often look at what’s going on offshore in the beauty world when some of the most potent superfoods and beauty ingredients are right here in our sensationally vast back yard.
For thousand of years, many of our native plants have been a go-to for our indigenous population, thanks to their soothing, nutritional and medicinal properties, but it’s only recently that they’ve taken on a cult beauty status too.
That explains why new all-Australian beauty brand Coast to Coast looked no further than locally-sourced botanical ingredients for its three high-performance collections of colour-free, fragrance-free, cruelty-free natural products – the Melbourne-based company saw Mother Nature knows how to reverse the woes Australia’s climate causes our skin. And as an extra treat, the blends are wrapped up in some seriously luxe packaging (it reminds us of being away on an indulgent nature spa holiday).
Here’s why you need opt know about the powerful indigenous ingredients packed into Coast to Coast’s three collections (all inspired by earth, ocean and rainforest):
This outback fruit really does deserve that often overused ‘superfood’ label; it contains the highest concentration of Vitamin C of any known plant on the planet. (Each plum contains the same vitamin C as up to 50 oranges!) No wonder it’s hit cult status in the health world. Vitamin C is so revered in the beauty world because it helps stop the breakdown of collagen.
Found in: Coast to Coast’s Outback Collection, designed for dehydrated, dull or uneven skin, which also contains desert lime and desert quandong.
Cultivated from the shores of King Island in Tasmania, this sea kelp is rich in minerals and super moisturising, soothing and nourishing. It’s the ideal ingredient for after-sun balms too.
Found in: Coast to Coast’s Coastal Collection, designed for normal, dry or sensitive skin, which also contains wild rosella and sea parsley.
This small exotic fruit that smells like cloves is also a powerful antioxidant, but also has astringent properties and fruit acids that exfoliate skin. It’s well known for its skin rejuvenating properties and ability to boost skin tone and brightness.
Found in: Coast to Coast’s Rainforest Collection, designed for oily, combination or blemish-prone skin, which also contains rosalina and eucalyptus.
Other fantastic Aussie botanicals dotted through their products include bilberries, pepperberries and forest peppermint.
Try this beautiful botanicals-based beauty brand for yourself. Coast to Coast has given us 15 gift packs (pictured above) from the Coastal Collection, worth $74.95 to give away to 15 lucky readers.
This pack includes:
For your chance to win, send your name, address and the answer to the question below to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Coast to Coast” in the subject line.
Q: Which Coast to Coast collection contains Tasmanian Sea Kelp as a key botanical ingredient? (Hint: the answer is in the story above)
Entries close Monday September 14. Winners will be notified via email.
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