Lux Aestiva is not another beauty brand, it’s quite the opposite actually.
After spending years in the beauty industry feeling like I was selling my soul, paired with the sudden loss of my amazing mother Jude, while going through IVF, my whole life came crashing down. My heart and my body were broken. It was at this point that I distinctly remember walking into my big, beautiful home and saying to myself ‘nothing in this house makes me happy’ and from that day on I started to redesign my life while my heart and body slowly started to heal. We sold everything. We worked less, lived more and valued quality over quantity which is everything I wanted Lux Aestiva to embody.
While going through my fertility treatment I really gravitated towards natural remedies. I needed to have control over exactly what went into and onto my body which is why when you look at any of our product ingredients, you will only ever find names you recognise. You can be at ease knowing nothing we produce contains parabens, sulphates, mineral oils, or synthetic colours, fragrances or preservatives. All our products are hand poured here on the Sunny Coast, Queensland, in small batches using only the finest raw ingredients sourced right here in Australia.
For years I wanted to tell my clients that perfect skin does not come in a jar, it comes from your health and lifestyle choices. Yes, good products do help but it’s so much more then something you can buy off a shelf. I don’t want to sell beauty products anymore. I want to sell you more, something that will invigorate your senses and remind you to just take a minute, take a deep breath, feel something nice on your skin and just escape reality for a few moments a day if that’s all you have. The world is a crazy place and being able to take yourself out of it for even just a moment to reset and reconnect is what I want to do for you.
Lux Aestiva feeds my soul and I hope our creations help you feed yoursSending so much love,
Like most, when our first baby arrived, our whole perception of the world changes instantly. We wanted to give him the world, but an even better one then the one we live in now which is where our passion for sustainability was born.
Sustainability is at the forefront of every decision we make as a business. We recognise that the best way to make a real change is through consistent, small scale collective efforts which span across every aspect of our business.We are always looking for ways to ensure we leave our world better than it is today so this is why we choose glass bottles for all our products to reduce the use of single use plastic. Our ingredients are all sourced from Australian certified industry leaders in bulk to reduce our carbon omission. We hand make all our products in small batched to reduce waste. Our product and shipping packaging is almost completely recyclable. We are currently working on an eco-refill option for our entire collection to reuse, refill and cut down and shipping
We look forward to the day when we don’t celebrate sustainability and it is just something we all take responsibility for living in this beautiful world of ours.
Apricot Oil ~ Apricot Seed Oil is rich in gamma linoleic acid (GLA) which helps to balance the skin’s moisture content, leaving the skin feeling firm and supple. Apricot oil is also incredibly soothing and is celebrated for its ability to slow signs of aging.
Avocado Oil ~ Avocado Oil contains good fats, which reduce inflammation, calm the skin and cleanse blackheads. It’s also a rich source of Oleic Acid, a naturally hydrating mineral.
Bentonite Clay ~ Bentonite Clay is made from deposits from volcanic ash. Clay is naturally absorbent, so it is great for use on the skin as it pulls toxins, pollutants and bacteria from the skin as it dries. Bentonite clay also contains negatively charged electrons, which act to remove heavy metal deposits from deep within your pores.
Bergamot Peel Oil ~ Bergamot is incredibly refreshing and its zesty properties help to brighten skin, unclog pores and balance oily skin.
Camellia Oil ~ Camellia oil is rich in vitamins and minerals, including Vitamins A,B,D and E. It also contains Omegas 3, 6 and 9, which help to nourish and protect the skin.
Carrot Seed Oil ~ Carrot Seed Oil is naturally abundant in Vitamin A, which helps to rejuvenate and hydrate the skin, improving overall tone and firmness.
Chamomile Powder ~ Chamomile powder is incredibly soothing and anti-inflammatory. It has a profound healing effect on the skin, helping to reduce itchiness and pain associated with skin conditions.
Coconut Oil ~ Coconut oil is one of the best sources of good fats available. When used on hair and skin, coconut oil works as a moisture sealant, helping to improve its elasticity, resilience and texture. Coconut oil also acts as a natural SPF, providing 8+ rated protection from thermal damage.
Cypress Leaf ~ Cypress leaf helps to prevent overproduction of sebum, which clogs pores and leads to breakouts. It also reduces inflammation and increases blood circulation, promoting overall skin health.
Dead Sea Salt ~ There’s a reason the waters of the Dead Sea are revered. Salt from the Dead Sea contains 21 minerals, including essential minerals found naturally in the body. These include: magnesium, calcium, sulphur, bromise, iodine, sodium, zinc and potassium. Dead Sea salt removes toxins, increases blood circulation, reduces inflammation, relaxes muscles and leaves the skin feeling soft and fresh. It also balances the skin’s pH levels, boosting moisture and elasticity.
Epsom Salt ~ Epsom Salt is made from Magnesium Sulphate. As an abundant mineral which is naturally occurring in our bodies, magnesium plays a vital role in many bodily functions, but especially in mood regulation and stress management. It aids in the production of serotonin, resulting in positive energy, and subsequently creating space for relaxation. Magnesium is a powerful relaxant, and it helps to reduce inflammation, support deep sleep, and improve blood circulation.
Evening Primrose Oil ~ Evening Primrose Oil is used to balance oil production and support healthy hormone levels. It is also celebrated as a natural remedy for hormonal skin conditions.
Frankincense Oil ~ A fragrant oil which protects and regenerates skin cells, Frankincense Oil is a powerful astringent oil which leaves the skin feeling soft and evenly toned.
Grapeseed Oil ~ Grapeseed oil is abundant in vitamins and minerals, making it a great source of nourishment for both skin and hair. It contains vitamins A, E, C, B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12, as well as potassium, sodium, calcium and iron. It is a balancing oil, meaning it is suitable for both oily and dry skin, and it is known to support collagen production.
Hazelnut Oil ~ A balancing oil, Hazelnut oil helps to reduce overproduction of oil while strengthening the skin and improving its elasticity.
Hibiscus Flower Powder ~ Celebrated as nature’s ‘botox plant’, hibiscus flower is a natural source of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), which exfoliate the skin, promote cellular regeneration and aid in reducing blemishes and breakouts. AHAs also increase the skin’s moisture levels, improving elasticity and texture, leaving the skin looking firmer and younger. The antioxidant properties of hibiscus flower also aid in reducing the appearance of pores, promoting softness and soothing irritated skin.
Jasmine Sambac ~ A beautifully fragrant oil, Jasmine Sambac is celebrated as a healing ingredient which helps to reduce signs of aging including pigmentation, age spots and fine lines. It also evens skin tone by locking in moisture.
Jojoba Oil ~ Celebrated both as a carrier oil and as a powerhouse on its own, jojoba oil is a wonderful moisturising oil which improves the general health of both hair and skin. Interestingly, jojoba oil mimics the skin’s natural oils as it shares many of the same properties. When used on the hair, jojoba oil adds shine, tames frizz and softens hair texture.
Lavender Flower ~ Lavender is celebrated for its relaxation properties, however it is also a powerful natural remedy for dry, cracked and damaged skin and hair. It brightens skin and reduces the appearance of dark spots and pigmentation.
Lemon Myrtle Essential Oil ~ Loved for its refreshing, zesty aroma, lemon myrtle oil is uplifting and cleansing. It leaves you feeling centered and improves concentration and logical thinking.
Lemon Peel ~ The king of citrus, Lemon peel contains powerful antioxidants which help to even skin tone, cleanse pores and promote moisture production.
Mandarin Oil ~ The citric acid in mandarin oil helps to reduce the appearance of blemishes and pigmentation. It also balances oil and can be used as a treatment for scars and age spots.
Marigold Flower ~ Marigold Flower is uplifting and refreshing. It supports collagen production, improves mineral absorption and helps to support the body’s immune system.
Marula Oil ~ Marula Oil neutralises free radicals, aids in cellular regeneration and protects the skin from environmental pollutants, making it an absolute necessity for those of us who live in urban areas. It’s antioxidant properties are also known to support collagen production and prevent early signs of aging.
Meadowfoam Seed Oil ~ Meadowfoam Seed Oil is known as nature’s ‘wonder oil’ due to its incredibly moisturising and protective properties. This luxuriously soft oil smoothes wrinkles and balances oil production, leaving the skin feeling supple and smooth. It also cleanses pores of blackheads, while adding a layer of protection from the elements.
Mica Powder ~ A natural colour particle which is used to produce our signature glow in our Gypsy Oil Shimmers.
Neroli Blossom Oil ~ Neroli Blossom Oil penetrates the deep layers of the skin to regenerate skin cells and improve the overall texture and elasticity of skin.
Nag Champa Oil ~ A hero of ayurvedic and siddha medicine, Nag Champa oil is celebrated for its ability to treat chronic skin conditions and wounds.
Olive Squalane Oil ~ Derived from olives, this smooth and fragrance free oil is incredibly soothing and restorative. It is also a natural antibacterial agent, helping to prevent bacterial build up and clogged pores.
Patchouli Oil ~ The natural antibacterial and antibiotic properties of patchouli oil make it an excellent remedy for almost every skin complaint. It soothes inflammation and can be used to treat broken or irritated skin.
Peru Balsam ~ Peru Balsam is a natural antibacterial, helping to fight infection and heal broken skin. It also reduces inflammation and can aid in treating irritating skin conditions.
Pink Himalayan Salt ~ A mineral powerhouse, Pink Himalayan salt is one of the most potent natural detoxifiers in the world. Aside from its exfoliating properties, when dissolved in water, pink Himalayan salt pulls out toxins from the body and helps to balance the skin’s pH levels. It also helps to calm the central nervous system, improving quality of sleep and reducing inflammation.
Pomegranate Seed Oil ~ A master rejuvenator, pomegranate seed oil helps to bring hair and skin back to life, leaving it glowing naturally. It’s high concentration of punicic acid and vitamin C helps to strengthen, elasticise hair and skin. Pomegranate seed oil is a popular choice in hair products as it strengthens connective tissue within hair follicles and helps to support hair growth. When used in skincare products, pomegranate seed oil is a detoxifying ingredient which aids in reducing inflammation and early signs of aging.
Prickly Pear Oil ~ Aside from being abundant in natural Vitamin E, Prickly Pear Oil is also high in linoleic acid (an essential fatty acid), which acts to treat sun damaged and hyper-pigmented skin, while protecting the moisture barrier to support moist and supple skin at its deepest layers.
Rose Geranium Essential Oil ~ Aside from its uplifting and calming aroma, Rose Geranium oil balances the nervous and hormonal systems. Internally, it promotes a sense of calm, while externally it works to balance and heal oily or irritated skin.
Rosehip Oil ~ Rosehip Oil has earned its reputation as a ‘super oil’. It is naturally abundant in antioxidants including Lycopene, which improves skin texture and prevents premature aging. It also contains Beta-Carotene, which reduces free radical damage and prevents environmental damage. The Vitamins E and A in rosehip oil promote a healthy glow and boost cellular rejuvenation.
Rosemary Leaf ~ As a naturally healing agent, rosemary leaf helps to regenerate cells and remove damaged skin. It can also reduce the appearance of pigmentation and scars, leaving the skin looking evenly toned and smooth textured.
Sea Buckthorn ~ Naturally abundant in Omega 7 fatty acids, Sea Buckthorn lifts, nourishes and firms the skin to promote a youthful glow.
Sweet Almond Oil ~ Rich in good fats, sweet almond oil works as a sealant, locking in moisture and protecting hair and skin. It works to recondition, nourish and feed both hair and skin. It is fast absorbing, and works from within to reduce inflammation, heal and detoxify skin and hair, leaving it feeling soft and smooth.
Tamanu Nut ~ Tamanu Nut is a rare oil which helps to stimulate new skin cell production, boosting the overall health of your skin.
Turmeric Root ~ A ‘superfood’ for the body and skin, turmeric root is naturally antibacterial and antiseptic. It helps to reduce bacteria and fight infections of the skin. It also aids in reducing the visibility of scars, stretch marks and pigmentation.
Vanilla Oil ~ Vanilla is rich in antioxidants and its ability to neutralise free radicals makes it a great agent for promoting skin health and rejuvenation. Vanilla also protects and restores skin cells, helping to prevent premature aging. When absorbed into the body, vanilla acts as a relaxant, reducing muscle aches, period cramps and hormonal imbalance.
Ylang Ylang ~ A calming essential oil which is celebrated as a master antioxidant, ylang ylang reduces oxidative stress and reverses cellular aging.