Grown Alchemist

Grown Alchemist is at the forefront of the botanical beauty revolution. Think new-generation skincare that's organic, natural yet eco-chic


New Australian label Grown Alchemist is one of a burgeoning number of beauty brands that fuses organic botanical ingredients with cutting-edge cosmetic science. Its founders, brothers Keston and Jeremy Muijs, spent over a decade researching their formulas prior to launch. Inspired by the experience of a friend who suffered an adverse reaction to skincare while undergoing cancer treatment, they became convinced that the synthetic ingredients in many products do more harm than good – and instead set about finding plant-based actives that are compatible with human biology. Their collection includes everything from a detox serum with natural peptides and antioxidants to a gentle facial cleanser delicately scented with geranium leaf, bergamot and rose-bud. The dark amber bottles aren’t just a style thing either: unlike most plastic packaging, they are made from a hardened PET material that doesn’t leach harmful substances into liquids and creams. Looks like the natural beauty revolution just upped its game...

ABOVE FROM LEFT: 'Handwash: Sweet Orange, Cedarwood and Sage' from £21 for 300ml; 'Balancing Toner: Rose Otto, Ginseng & Chamomile' £19 for 200ml; 'Regenerating Night Cream: Neuro-Peptide & Violet Leaf Extract' £66 for 60ml
ABOVE RIGHT FROM LEFT: 'Gentle Gel Cleanser: Geranium Leaf, Bergamot & Rose-Bud' £26 for 200ml; 'Detox Serum Antioxidant +3' £29 for 30ml

ABOVE FROM LEFT: 'Hydra-Repair Day Cream: Camellia & Geranium Blossom' £24 for 65ml; 'Hand Cream: Vanilla & Orange Peel' £14 for 65ml; 'Deep CLeansing Facial Masque: Wheatgerm, Ginkgo & Cranberry' £19 for 75ml; 'Intensive Body Cream: Rosa Damascena, Acai & Pomegranate' £18 for 120ml