A Brand That Cares
The skin is our largest organ, yet we often lather up using big-brand products that contain hundreds of chemicals and hidden nasties like sulphates and parabens. Father-daughter duo Bessie and Richard Austin saw a gap in the market, and a need for an organic and ethical beauty brand. This is how Austin Austin was born.
Austin Austin, now available exclusively in Australia via Oliver Thom, is a beauty brand that cares. The carefully curated range features a shampoo, conditioner, hand wash, hand cream, body wash and body cream. By keeping the range small, the company ensures the best quality is achieved. Each product is certified organic by the Soil Association and COSMOS, and along with being more environmentally friendly, uses organic ingredients that are 60 percent higher in antioxidants, which have multiple benefits including anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties.
Although Austin Austin places its key focus on creating organic products, important elements such as texture and smell are not forgotten. Each product has been created for a self-care experience that indulges the senses, whether you prefer the unique citrus punch of neroli and petitgrain, or the woody scent of palmarosa and vetiver.
In line with the company’s ethical brand ethos, most products within the new range – except for the body cream which uses a small amount of beeswax – are completely vegan, and all bottles are made from 100 percent recycled materials.
Austin Austin also collaborates with artists to create beautiful artwork on its bottles, and the current collection features organic line portraits by Christian Newby. Newby incorporates the form of the body and bright pops of colour into his artwork, and in this collaboration breaks down the barrier between fine art and everyday homewares. Austin Austin puts as much thought into the aesthetics of its products as it does their manufacture to ensure that they sit pride of place on your bathroom vanity.