organic and Australian natives: the benefits of natural ingredients

Nature provides us with an abundance of ingredients that enrich our bodies, revitalise our skin and even boost our emotional wellbeing. While these organic, natural wonders can be found across the globe, Australia itself has a number of native ingredients that offer all kinds of benefits – so long as they’re cultivated with care for the environment and shared in a similarly sustainable way.

With September being Organics Awareness Month, now is the ideal time to reflect on the organic products and practices that can be found all around us. To spotlight the benefits that organic ingredients can offer – particularly when it comes to our skin. And to celebrate those ingredients that can only be found in Australia.

what makes an ingredient organic?

We hear the word ‘organic’ being used more and more these days. In the foods we buy. The clothes we wear. And, of course, in the skincare and cosmetic products we use. And while you might assume that organic simply means an ingredient sourced from nature, there are actually far more regulations that need to be met for a product to classify as being truly organic. These include the way the ingredients are grown and harvested – right through to how they’re packaged and shared with the world. Not only that, organic certification is an ongoing process. Organisations that are aiming for this benchmark need to regularly report and share how they’re crafting their products and using natural ingredients – it’s not a one-time recognition that you can hold for life.

While there are a number of organic certification bodies around the world, COSMOS is one of the largest and most influential in the area of cosmetics and skincare. When you see a product bearing the Certified COSMOS Organic label, that’s a sign that it’s been through the organisation’s thorough recognition process. Certified COSMOS Organic products aren’t tested on animals, use ingredients that are sustainably-sourced and never genetically-modified – and are stored, packaged and managed in ways that respect the health of humans and the environment. Only products that have met the COSMOS Standards can bear the label of Certified COSMOS Organic – and you’ll find it on many of endota’s products.

how do organic ingredients benefit my skin?

endota strives for organic certification to reflect our care and commitment to respecting the land on which we live and work. The following organic ingredients in particular provide some real and lasting benefits to your skin:

amla berry

Also known as gooseberry or golden berry, this fruit is super high in vitamin C – making it a powerful antioxidant that protects your skin from pollution, UV rays and free radicals. And an ideal ingredient for a youthful complexion. Amla berry can be found in our Deep Hydration Moisturiser.


One of the most powerful organic ingredients for collagen and elastin production, rosehip oil is linked with cellular regeneration and brightening your skin. You can use Certified Organic Rosehip Oil on its own, or in a range of other formulations.


A calming and conditioning organic plant extract that’s perfect for soothing damaged skin back to its most blissful state. It’s why it's such a vital ingredient in our Moisture Restore Cleansing Milk to keep your skin feeling its most nourished.

ylang ylang

When this calming floral extract is applied topically it acts as a skin stimulant – helping to balance your sebaceous glands to reduce oiliness, while toning too. Envelop your skin in its balancing properties with the Charcoal Detox Mask. Its distinct, sweet aroma also makes it a must in endota’s Signature Blend Hand & Body Lotion.


Considered one of the most effective organic ingredients for protecting your skin from free radicals, argan is rich in vitamin E, as well as omegas 6 and 9 fatty acids. You’ll find argan oil in our Brightening Eye Oil, and other radiance-boosting products. It can also control your skin’s sebum levels to reduce an oily feeling complexion, which our Balancing Face Moisturiser does to leave your skin glowing without the excess shine. 

cocoa butter

Used for centuries around the world for its deeply-moisturising qualities, cocoa butter contains a number of antioxidants which work against free radicals. It’s an ideal organic component of deeply hydrating formulations like our Avocado & Mint Foot Cream.

evening primrose

A powerful source of omega 6 fatty acids, evening primrose lubricates, hydrates and firms up your skin to reduce the appearance of fine lines. We use it in our Radiance Boost Serum to deliver a more plump, illuminated complexion.

what are the benefits of organic Australian natives?

While the ingredients above (and their benefits) are widely-known elements of organic skincare, endota is fortunate enough to call a country home that offers a number of particularly effective native ingredients too.

Australian natives are those ingredients that are unique to Australia  – so in using them when formulating our certified organic skincare, we’re creating powerful natural products that also celebrate what makes Australian native ingredients so beneficial. Embracing these ingredients in our organic skincare strengthens our connection to the land on which we live, work and play – which is why they’re some of our most-loved ingredients.

These are some of Australia’s most skin-friendly native ingredients, which you’re likely to find working their magic in a number of our organic products:

davidson plum

Native to New South Wales and sub-tropical Queensland, this fruit is rich in vitamins, fruit acids and antioxidants. Making it the perfect ingredient for products like our Purifying Cleansing Gel to regenerate skin cells and work as an anti-inflammatory.

lilly pilly

You don’t have to travel into Australia’s rainforests to find one of the most nourishing ingredients in our Bio-Active plant complex. Instead, you can find it in an abundance of endota formulations – including our Intense Moisture Mask, which is formulated to nourish and enrich your skin with hydration.

lemon aspen

As you head to the uppermost parts of tropical North Queensland, you’ll find this natural citric ingredient that’s filled with antioxidants. Its refreshing aroma also makes it a revitalising signature of products like our Lemon Peel & Sage Body Cleanser.

kakadu plum

Revealed to be the world’s richest natural source of vitamin C, this skin-brightening superstar is native to Northern Australia. It’s also an anti-inflammatory, which can help reduce the appearance of skin redness, making it a vital part of our Balancing Facial Mist

Ready to embrace more organic ingredients?

Organics Awareness Month is the perfect time to do so. You can discover our face and body Organics range here and Organics Nurture Range here – and learn more about the benefits of organic when you make the switch to using more of nature’s wonders in your skincare rituals in our blog.

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