Sydney is full of different cliques, tribes, and diverse groups of women identifying with suburbs they reside in. Mosman is home to lululemon and vanilla lattes, Newtown boasts alternative fashion, and almost every person in Manly owns a staffy. Regardless, a fabulous skin-care routine is the basis of any gal’s beauty regime, but not all skincare adheres to the different versions of a Sydney-sider.

By Ariana Pezeshki

We created a light-hearted take on skincare by taking stereotypical characteristics of some notable Sydney suburbs. The disclaimer here though is anyone – ANYWHERE – can try out these amazing products for themselves and watch their skin transform for the better. With that in mind, it’s time to get our skin in tip-top shape for spring and say au revoir to dull, dry skin. 

BONDI BEACH - Bohemian Skin 

Cafes, coastal walks and breathtaking sunsets bring out the barefoot bohemian lifestyle in all of us. For those who desire the laid back beach babe look, Bohemian Skin is the way to go. The range is 100% Australian made natural, organic, cruelty-free, and vegan. With a truly holistic approach to skincare, every Bondi girl needs to check out this brand. Bohemian Skin recently launched their brand new AHA Enzyme Exfoliant (RRP $43.00). 

Formulated with the safe and natural active ingredients of coconut water, lactic acid, orange, lemon, papaya and pomegranate enzymes and jojoba esters, the Bohemian Skin AHA Enzyme Exfoliant gently exfoliates and dissolves dead skin cells to reveal a soft, bright, even and radiant complexion. Fruit enzymes dissolve dead skin cells without causing sensitivity or 
damaging the skin's protective barrier and leaving the perfect canvas for
 maximum serum and moisturiser absorption. It’s definitely perfect for brightening your post-winter skin.

PADDINGTON - Skin Physics 

From the Victorian, terraced buildings to the bustling shops and lively pubs, Paddington offers an upscale lifestyle. The contemporary art precinct also offers bistros, books shops, and deliciously diverse cafe experiences. 

 

If your dry winter skin needs a pick-me-up after you hit up one of Paddington’s well-known pubs, then look no further than Skin Physics Oxygen C Vitamin C Brightening Sleep Mask (RRP $39.95).
 

Infused with Native Australian Kakadu Plum (the world’s richest source of natural Vitamin C), this Brightening Sleep Mask works through the night to nourish, hydrate and revive dull-looking skin for a refreshed and vibrant appearance. The Vitamin C Brightening Sleep Mask gently exfoliates skin renewal. The antioxidant and mineral-rich formula improves skin tone and re-energises skin for a smooth, bright and revitalised appearance.

 

This little overnight miracle is your answer to glowing, radiant, supple skin you can flaunt with pride at your fave local terraced cafe with the gals the next morning!

NEWTOWN - Antipodes

Newtown gals are known for their laid-back, inner west, hipster demeanour, who are also likely environmentally-conscious in a holistic sense. The diverse neighbourhood offers a concoction of indie bookshops, thrift stores, bars and street art. The Newtown girl would love nothing more than the New Zealand Scientific Green Beauty company Antipodes, that uses pollution-free, results-driven native ingredients in its award-winning plant-powered vegan beauty and certified organic premium skincare range.

 

The Divine Face Oil Rosehip & Avocado Oil (RRP $36.00 NZD) is certified organic and features nutrient-rich avocado oil grown in New Zealand orchards. This oil with pure rosehip and macadamia oil will give anyone a fresh and glowing visage. Replenish tired, dry and stressed skin with this rich, light and easily-absorbed organic and vegan face oil, that will leave your skin plump and supple for the upcoming spring months. 

CBD - Paula’s Choice 

The hustle and bustle of metropolitan life and living the real-life Sex and the City dream, the city girl is used to high rises, rooftop bars, her 9-5 lifestyle, and drink dates with the girls. Hop on ferry ride to Barangaroo or head to Darling Harbour for a boujee harbourside cocktail. 

 

Paula’s Choice is a Seattle-based company that has garnered an under the radar cult following for their trusted products that leave a noticeable difference. The city girl doesn’t have time for a long and tedious skin-care routine but wants something quick that really works. Look no further than Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant (RRP $38.01). This gentle leave-on exfoliant with salicylic acid quickly unclogs pores, smooths wrinkles, as well as brightens and evens out skin tone. It gently exfoliates built-up layers of dead skin, and also effectively unclogs pores, optimising skin renewal and clarity for remarkably smoother, perfect-looking skin with promised results the first time you use it!


 

THE NORTH SHORE - Ellus & Krue

Lovingly referred to by North Shorers as ‘The Hills’, in the land of old money and beautiful mansions, white picket fences and views of the iconic Sydney Harbour as a backdrop, The North Shore gal leads a life of opulence.  

 

An essential in any North Shore girl’s beauty bag is Ellus & Krue’s humble moisturising cream responsible for keeping skin feeling hydrated and plump no matter the season. 

 

Ellus & Krue have made it simple for you to prevent, repair and protect your skin with their moisturising creams filled with plant actives so you can get the most out of your moisturiser no matter what the weather. 

 

The scientifically formulated Hydrating Day Defence (RRP $135.00) is a fast-absorbing and ultra-light day cream that helps deliver deep, all-day moisture to the skin, leaving it feeling hydrated and soft. Macadamia was carefully chosen as an included active ingredient in the formulation of the Hydrating Day Defence as it is a Triglyceride (a lipid or type of fat found in your blood). An absolute powerhouse of antioxidants including vitamin A1, B1, B2 and E is found in macadamia oil which will help repair damaged cells and improve scars, sunburn and irritated skin. The Hydrating Day Defence helps acts as a barrier to water loss and hydrates the skin, leaving it feeling silky smooth.