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A-Beauty Must-Have Brands

written by: Maddie - Beauty Editorpublished on 23 Jan, 2023

Get To Know Our A-Beauty Brands

Australia Day is here and why not celebrate with some new Aussie Beauty products!

We should be proud of the number of aussie-owned beauty brands there are and the amount that support being environmentally-friendly and plant-based.  We thought today would be the perfect day to shout out a few of our must-have A-Beauty brands. If you don’t know them already, this is your sign to try them!


“With over 20 years experience in the spa and skin care industry, USPA is dedicated to pure, clean skincare that utilises the best of nature through science. USPA is the perfect journey to naturally beautiful skin”. 

USPA was established in Melbourne in 1995, with the desire to create a holistic approach to the spa experience. Their mission is to restore and rejuvenate the entire being. 

The harmonious blends in their beautiful products are developed and tested in their flagship day spa. The focus of their products is to nurture the skin and the spirit, promote health, vitality and radiance. 



Australian made and owned, asap is the number 1 cosmeceutical skincare brand in Australia. Designed to provide visible results for difficult skin concerns, including sun damage, ageing and acne prone skin, asap draws on active ingredients to promote youthful and healthy skin. 

“asap is the science of beautiful skin”.

They are committed to being a sustainable and environmentally friendly brand, which means their products are paraben free, contain no mineral oils, SLS/SLES, artificial fragrances, synthetic dyes. Plastic microbeads or animal derivatives. 



A’kin was founded by a botanical chemist, Will Evans, in Australia in 1987. He saw a need for a pure, high quality and effective natural beauty range. 

They have been a pioneer in the natural skincare and haircare industry for over 20 years and are proud to continue to support Australian manufacturing. All of their products are formulated utilising Australian Botanical Ingredients, which are designed to address key hair and skin concerns. 

“Powerful natural products for beautifully healthy hair and skin”. 



Pelactiv is a 100% Australian made and owned brand, created by Australian Skincare Therapists, in conjunction with leading Biochemists. Their products are tailored to suit all skin types and conditions, with the aim to bring the skin back to its healthiest level possible. 

Each product incorporates pure, natural Australian native plant extracts and do not contain any artificial colour or harsh fragrance, which makes it suitable for even the most sensitive of skin types. 


Tribe Skincare

“Skincare for sensitive skin” 

Tribe Skincare was founded in Australia by Kayla Houlihan after she realised that all her sensitive skin clients at her skin clinic suffered from irritation and redness after using ‘active ingredients’. 

Kayla wanted to create the perfect skincare routine and products for those that suffer from sensitive skin. Her products are gentle on the skin and are packed with natural anti-inflammatories to even skin tone and give you that glow!


Dr. LeWinn’s 

Australian brand, Dr.LeWinn’s, was founded in 1989 by one of the world’s most renowned dermal surgeons, Dr. Laurence LeWinn. 

Dr. LeWinn’s vision has been to empower women to look and feel their best, in which he does by creating anti-ageing products developed with a unique formula to promote youthful and healthy-looking skin. 

The brand has a vast range of products to target all types of skin, from the first signs of ageing, to correcting imperfections and supporting the inner beauty. 

“The Dr.LeWinn’s range contains clinically advanced formulas that deliver real results for all life stages and skin concerns, whether that is for hydration, lines and wrinkles, firmness or correcting skin tone and texture”.



Aspect was established in 2007 in Melbourne, with a goal to develop a range of cosmeceutical skincare products that helped create positive change for all skin types, without any irritation.

Their products are formulated with pure active ingredients, which are naturally derived, and organic where possible. These products are designed to be gentle on skin, whilst delivering high-performance actives to help enhance skin correctly. 



“To recognise the beauty and efficacy of Australian botanicals with one-of-a-kind formulations that nurture the skin to deliver visible results”.

Minenssey is an Australian owned skincare brand, that uses natural and high-efficacy earth-based ingredients. Founder, Cherly Ross, spent her childhood researching the healing power of active botanicals and the effect plant-based beauty can have on our complexion.

She curated the perfect process to combine medicine properties in nature with the alchemy of science to unlock its full potential.