Forget K beauty: Australian and New Zealand are on the money for natural skincare now, with a focus on healthy skin and a sustainable ethos. New Zealand natural brand Antipodes has just arrived at (selected) Boots stores, while Grown Alchemist, at The Marvel Room in Brown Thomas, is an impressive luxury brand founded 15 years ago that ticks every box (certified toxin free, organic, vegan, cruelty-free).
If you love fellow Aussie brand Aesop, the cool clean aesthetic and scents will really appeal – the limited-edition whopper silver bottles are especially collectable (hand cream and hand wash duo, €90): hefty, but long-lasting. They smell divine, with wafts of sweet orange, cedarwood, sage and vanilla. This Grown Alchemist hand cream trio (above, €48) is a great-looking gift that will last all year. Madly impressed.