Know Your Skincare

Laura Camilleri | 19 July 2020


It does not matter what gender you identify as or your cultural background, we all have skin and it needs love.

It’s safe to say that the majority of us take care of our skin (those who don’t, you bloody should!) and a lot of us are set in our ways. Some of us spend copious amounts on our daily routines and #selfcare habits, while some prefer to buy whatever is on special at their local Woolies and there is nothing wrong with that.

We go through puberty watching TV ads for brands with life-loving, clear skinned young adults splashing water flawlessly onto their faces and think yep, that’s what I want. I am first to put my hand up to say 14 year old me had a drawer full of Nivea products. I bought them because they were familiar, affordable and convenient. I had no idea Nivea was a German based brand because quite frankly I didn’t care. But I should have.

I wish someone had told me to take one more minute to see what else was on the shelf because I would have noticed brands like Sukin, Natio and QV Skincare. These beauties produce products for all skin types and are Australian Made and Owned! This might be old news for you (that’s a win) but no hard feelings if it’s not. KYN is here to help you see that there are options in buying Australian made and that they are readily available to you in your local supermarket/chemist. Your knowledge is truly your superpower.


“…when most people hear ‘buy Australian Made’ they see their hard earned cash flash before their eyes, KYN is here to tell you this is not always the case.”
If you are a parent of a pimple-prone teen or someone who buys skincare products, next time you are splashing water all over the basin, flip the products around and see if you can work out where they were made. Take our Know Your Skincare Quiz and share it with your family, housemates and friends to put their knowledge to the test, it is time to start a conversation.

In a perfect world I would be saying “don’t buy from the supermarket, buy from a local maker”, but the reality is that this is not always an option. I know when most people hear “buy Australian Made” they see their hard earned cash flash before their eyes, KYN is here to tell you this is not always the case.

But what do I know? I’m just another emotionally unstable, mid late-twenty-something-year-old who has too much time on their hands. LIES! I do know, I have put the numbers to the test and into a table so you can see for yourself how easy it is to make the switch!


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Anyway, my point is – it is easy to make small changes to your buying habits to support Australian Made and it doesn’t have to cost you a small fortune. If you buy your skincare at the supermarket, that’s fine some of mine are too, but take a moment to think about where your money is going. Is it heading overseas or is it staying snug here in Australia? Whether you’re on a budget or not, the option is there, there is no excuse.

Make the switch!

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