Our unique climate is the reason Australia produces some of the most effective beauty products globally. Despite being the driest inhabited continent on earth, native plants have had to adapt to survive in these harsh conditions. These incredibly resilient and powerful plants make the perfect ingredients that can offer some pretty incredible benefits to your skin. According to ‘Australia Made’ Chief Executive Ben Lazzaro, “There is an increasing demand for authentic Aussie products produced in our clean, green environment and manufactured to our high standards.”
It is therefore no surprise that Australia is one of the market leaders in skincare and has proven to be effective in giving you the best results for your skin. When we re branded our packaging in 2019, we took the opportunity to fortify a few of our already amazing and award-winning formulations with some of these native beauties. Meet all the native Australian extracts you can now find in Vanessa Megan™ products here.
Banksia (banksia serrata):
An iconic ‘Australian pioneer species’ that has evolved powerful adaptation mechanisms to store vast quantities of the phyto-compounds needed to survive extreme conditions of the east coast of Australia.
Great for: Anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, collagen boost, skin repair, firming, brightening, antioxidant.
Find it in: Collagen Boosting Gel and Marine Collagen Night Cream.
Davidson Plum (davidsonia jerseyana):
Dark blue/black superfood restricted to the native rainforests of northern New South Wales on the east coast of Australia, can be used in skincare and oral applications.
Great for: Brightening, wrinkle prevention, UV damage, vitamin C support, anti-aging, skin repair, antioxidant, redness reduction.
Find it in: Group 11 Active Mist and Gold and Lime Caviar Mask.
Emu Apple (kunzea pomifera):
AKA muntries, native cranberries, munthari, muntaberry or monterrey. Low-growing plants found along the southern coast of Australia.
Great for: Brightening, anti-inflammation, anti-acne, photo-protection, anti-aging, skin repair and firming.
Find it in: A+B+C Daily Face Cream and Super C + Bearberry Serum.
Fingerlime Caviar (citrus australasica):
Fruit harvested from a delicate rain-forest tree native to the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales.
Great for: Anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, collagen boost, brightening, under eye, after sun care, antioxidant, hydration.
Find it in: Group 11 Active Mist, Gold and Lime Caviar Mask and Pineapple Enzyme Eyelift Serum.
Kakadu Plum (teriminala ferdinandiana):
Native tree, wild harvested by Indigenous communities exclusively in the Kimberleys, Northern Territory and Arnhem Land. World’s highest source of Vitamin C.
Great for: Anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, collagen boost, brightening, radiance/luminosity, after sun care, collagen support.
Find it in: A + B + C Daily Face Cream, Group 11 Active Mist, Gold and Lime Caviar Mask, Super C + Bearberry Serum and Pineapple Enzyme Eyelift Serum.
Kangaroo Paw (anigozanthos flavidus):
Unique pioneer species that derives its name from the tubular flowers covered with tiny dense hairs, opening in a claw-like structure similar to the paw of a Kangaroo. Contains a range of phyto-chemicals.
Great for: Anti-inflammation, photo-protection, brightening, hydration, after sun care, anti-aging, skin repair/firming.
Find it in: Collagen Boosting Gel and Rose and Calendula Moisture + Cream.