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Olixia Gummy Cleanser and Facial Oils

the Antidote to... missing Australian ingredients

The groundbreaking Olixia Kakadu Plum Gummy Cleanser contains classic Antipodean ingredients such as eucalyptus oil and macadamia and antioxidant kakadu plum extract. It takes a bit of getting used to as you try to coax the sticky mass from fingertips to face but its sheer sticky gloopiness turns out to be an advantage as it ‘lifts’ the skin like a mini massage. Splash on warm water and it dissolves into a milky, easy-wash residue leaving skin pristine and soft, £24 for 30ml.

Award-winning Olixia Explorer Blend Facial Oil has no fewer than 18 carefully blended oils including apricot, rose, argan, camellia, rosehip and jojoba, giving skin an instant antioxidant and vitamin boost. It goes on really well: lightweight and easily absorbed, hydrating without being heavy, £43 for 75ml. Amazonian Cacay Oil Facial Oil is a Latino concoction from Colombia that packs a skincare punch, with three times as much retinol as rosehip oil, twice as much vitamin F and 50% more vitamin E than argan oil: nourishing and effective for a natural glow £48 for 30ml.