We love our mums. Birth mums, stand-in mums, mums-to-be and all the mums in-between. It’s impossible to wrap up all our love into a tidy little gift box; but we think a thoughtful self-care pressie comes pretty close. Here are our Banksia beauty picks—all Australian made with Australian ingredients—to say “thanks a mill, Mum”. Available in store and online.
SabbiaCo is a skincare brand founded by Burleigh locals Katie and Dave, with a focus on ethical products with minimal impact on the environment. A gift for Mum, a gift for the planet.
The Gua Sha has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries, and it’s no surprise that it’s stood the test of time. With daily use, this beauty tool can help reduce fine lines, stimulate collagen and decrease puffiness. Best of all, using the Gua Sha makes you feel like you’ve enjoyed a spa-style facial – exactly what Mum deserves.
SabbiaCo’s Gua Sha is made from sustainably harvested Jade crystal. Not only does this feel luxe when in your hand, the naturally cool stone generates heat in the face to promote blood flow.
Check out our Gua Sha product page for an in-depth ‘how-to’, and pair with the SabbiaCo antioxidant repair oil for an extra ‘woke-up-like-this’ glow.
Who doesn’t love a spritz? SabbiaCo’s Revive Face Mist can be used during your morning and evening skin care routine, or pop it in your bag for a hydrating top-up throughout the day.
Our fave hot tip: SabbiaCo recommends keeping it in the fridge for a cool spritz during summer (not to be confused with your Aperol, although we do recommend sharing one of those with Mum too).
The Revive Face Mist is vegan, and packed with raw Australian ingredients with a focus on hydration, glow, brightening and nourishment. Think Native Snowflower, Kangaroo Paw, Kakadu Plum, Pomegranate and Aloe Vera Leaf. Skin-loving ingredients all round.
Vanessa Megan’s organic skin care is inspired by the comment ‘you should never put anything on your skin you wouldn’t eat’. Australian made, 100% natural and cruelty free. Or, as Mum would say: no nasties.
The NEO stands for Nature’s Elixir Oil; a product so good it’s even won awards, and luxurious enough to make Mum feel like the queen she is.
To get technical: this face oil contains a combination of vitamins A, E, P, K, zinc and omega-3-6-9, with skin-loving ingredients such as Argan, Pumpkin Seed, Hemp Seed and Seabuckthorn Fruit Oils. Put simply, this elixir acts as a multivitamin-shot for your face, promoting hydration, glow and anti-ageing.
The 30mL bottle packs a potent punch, with a little going a long way. To apply, you can mix 2-4 drops with a little water in the palm, and massage over face, neck and décolletage. Delicious.
Peggy Sue is an ethical self-care brand founded by South Coast NSW locals Shanah and Alysha. Being Mums themselves, they know first hand how busy life can be. From mum to mum: their goal is to help slow things down through meaningful moments of self care.
This one goes out to the bath-loving mums (a real treat!).
The Peggy Sue Flower Baths contain a floral blend that can be sprinkled into your bath water for a truly special self-care ritual. They look beautiful in the water (v important), and the petals work to infuse an array of vitamins and minerals into the bath water to leave the body and mind truly relaxed.
The Flower Bath Trio contains three floral bath experiences: Rose, Chamomile and Butterfly Pea.
Proceed with caution: you might not see Mum for the rest of the day after unwrapping!