I have a confession to make... I'm a bit of a skincare junkie. Truth be told, over the years I have been sucked in by more than a few products claiming to make my skin brighter, more hydrated, smoother, younger – you name it! Toss in some shiny packaging and a beautiful magazine ad and I'm toast.
Lately, though, I have become increasingly disillusioned with not only the (considerable) cost of these fancy potions, but also the scary-sounding list of ingredients, most of which I cannot even pronounce. Is it too much to ask for a product that is not laden with chemicals, actually works, AND won't see me eating two-minute noodles for a week?
Enter, Simplicité - a local business (their office is in Newstead) that provides skincare products sourced directly from nature. No nasties or unnecessary additives, just ingredients extracted from plants and presented in as close to their original form as possible. And they work!
Husband and wife team, David and Robin, (he's a naturopath and she's an ex-journalist) work in the business 24/7 and have a passion and knowledge that only comes with many years of research (35, in fact!) and results.
Simplicité began as part of David's search for better clinical remedies for his patients who were suffering from severe sun-damage, early ageing, or teenage breakouts; today the brand is helping a growing number of Aussies get the skin they desire.
David and Robin believe that every one of their products is 'a bottle of nature's best nutrients for your skin'. The passion the pair has for their products is evident, and it is clear that they are committed to producing the best results for their customers.
There's nothing better than supporting a great business in your own backyard, and David and Robin make it easy to back them. Passionate about food, wine, and health, and lovers of everything that is Brisvegas, this is a business we should all get behind.
Damask Rose Day Creme ($44.90), Anti-Oxidant Plant Serum ($112) and Results Lift Gel ($83.70) are the top picks. Robin (from Simplicité) said these products, in particular, have the essential, broad-spectrum nutrient balance to bring about change in skins that have tried just about 'everything'.
Check out www.simplicite.com.au for more info, and keep your eyes peeled for the launch of the Simplicité blog, coming soon.