From Near and Far

W‘s beauty director shares her love for Aussie beauty products.

Grown Alchemist Purifying Body Exfoliant

I understand the importance of shrinking my carbon footprint: I try to walk to all my appointments and cook with seasonal ingredients rather than the flown-in stuff. My shower, however, is a locavore’s nightmare. Right now, it looks like an ad for the Australian trade commission, packed with Down Under brands like Jurlique, Kora Organics, Aesop, and—my latest Aussie discovery—Grown Alchemist. The brand has an impressively potent skincare line, and I’ve come to rely on its Purifying Body Exfoliant, scented with peppermint and ylang ylang, to slough away rough patches—and smooth the callouses I’ve developed from all that hoofing it.