Australian Beauty Product Reviews - NKDBODY, Frank Body, Hair & Me and Hello Hair

Lately, through social media, I have had the happy coincidence of stumbling across a few up and coming Australian beauty products. Anytime I hear about or see that a products is produced and sold within Australia the cheap-ass inside me starts cheering because you know what that means don't you? I don't have to sell and arm and a leg to afford shipping.

Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub 

Price point:  $14.95 (free shipping within Australia)

What It Claims To Do: Scrubs away dry, flaky skin and targets cellulite, stretch marks, psoriasis, eczema and other skin conditions leaving your skin feeling soft and supple.

What It Actually Does:  My very first impression after using this was "Sh*t my skin has never felt this soft!", it's smooth and hydrated and I can't wait to use this product again.

My only issues with this product - and I know I am not the only one with this problem - is the amount of product wastage. It's a dry product that goes on dry skin so a majority tends to just roll straight off.
I've found that if I slightly dampen - and I mean slightly, too much water and the grains will just dissolve - my hands before scooping out the product it helps the scrub to stick to my skin whilst still maintaining all the qualities of a good scrub.

As a long time sufferer of stretch marks I am well aware that they don't really ever go away - you just have to come to terms with them and find a way to love them (hard, I know). So I wasn't expecting much in they way of a miracle skin fix but rather just smooth and soft skin. After using this coffee scrub for a couple weeks I am also happy to report that I have noticed a small amount of fading and my skin looks slightly more toned - I am really hoping that it's not all just a placebo.

Whats In It: Coffea Robusta Seed Powder, Sweet Almond Oil, Water, Sea Salt, Brown Sugar, Orange Oil, Vitamin E and Natural Fragrance.

Hair and Me Rejuvenation Treatment

Price point:  $19.95

What It Claims To Do:  Designed to help repair, moisturise and strengthen your scalp and hair. It claims to have between 2-4 treatments within the pack and using once a week, results should be noticeable within 3-6weeks.

What It Actually Does:  Unlike some other oils I have used (straight up coconut oil and the Organix coconut oil) it hasn't left my hair feeling heavy or greasy even after I wash it out. I have noticed that my hair looks healthier because it's got that nice "Panteen-Ad-Glossy" look. I have "just touches my shoulders" short hair so I think I will definitely be able to get more than the suggested 2-4 treatments, maybe 6-7.

Whats In It: Jojoba Oil, Macadamia Oil, Sweet Almond Oil and Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.

Hello Hair Hydrating Mask 

Price point: $15.00 (free shipping within Australia)

What It Claims To Do:  Reconstrusts and strengthens stressed out and damaged hair. It assists in the management of dandruff and dry, flaky scalp issues. It leaves your hair feeling softer and easier to manage after use. An average treatment uses about 25g of product (meaning you should get about 4 treatments out of this pack) and using once weekly, results should be noticeable in 4-6 weeks.

What It Actually Does:  In all honesty I have actually noticed very little difference in my hair after using this treatment. No shine, no volume, not soft to touch, unfortunately my hair has felt quite fluffy and undefined.  On a more positive note, I do think I have noticed less fallout (of hair) when brushing through my hair, so perhaps instead of improving the aesthetics of my hair it's improving the quality.  I do also prefer the smell of Hello Hair to that of Hair and Me.

Whats In It: Virgin Coconut Oil, Almond Oil, Argan Oil, Olive Oil, Olive Leaf Extract and Castor Oil.

NKDBODY Black Clay Mask

Price point:  $17.95 (free shipping within Australia)

What It Claims To Do:  Its a rejuvenating pick-me-up and a final solution of all f your skin concerns - Dry, acne prone, over oily, blackheads and uneven tones - so suitable for most skin types. The main ingredient (Clay) helps to stimulate circulation while gently exfoliating.

What It Actually Does: I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with this product. I've been pretty happy with the effect that it has had on my skin. Clay masks as a rule of thumb generally leave my skin feeling a bit tight and dehydrated (even though I have oily skin) but this one just left my skin clean, balanced, hydrated and glowing! It is a very thin consistency so I found that it was dry in about all of 5mins

My only issue with it is, it's messy as f**k and it stains. If you guys have ever used the product "Dark Angles" from lush then you will know a little about what I mean - only this is like 5 times harder to remove. It is jet black and seems to settle in all the little crevices on your face, neck, hands, nails and heck it even stained my basin! I think perhaps next time, to save me the hassle I will try getting the original clay mask from NKDBODY.

Whats In It:  Clay (Kaloin), Natural Black Oxide, Purified Aqua, Olive Leaf Extract, Arnica Flower Extract, Ginseng Extract, Natural Coconut Flavour and Phenoxyethanol (1% and the only non-natural ingredient).
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