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Some of these brands may be familiar, some of them may not—and even if you are aware of these names, you probably didn’t know they’re Australian exports. But what sets these Aussie offerings apart? According to Melbourne-based Auspect Skincare’s founder Heather Harrison, “We take a holistic approach to skincare, and because we experience climates of all types in Australia, beauty brands are required to develop comprehensive lines that meet a broad spectrum of needs.” It’s also important to know that Aussie brands are among the most Earth-conscious. “There’s a strong emphasis on environmentally friendly products that are never tested on animals,” Harrison explains. So if
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