For the past two years I have been using the Kora skincare range which I love (despite it not being super cheap). However when I found myself coming to the end of my last set of bottles, I decided that it might be time to mix it up and try something new. After a little googling for natural skincare brands I discovered Coast to Coast.
Coast to Coast is a natural Australian skincare brand that sources all ingredients used in their products from within Australia. There are no artificial colours, fragrances or synthetic chemicals used in their products and they do not do animal testing (ticking all the boxes).
Having a “normal” skin type, I went for the “Coastal” range, even though the “Rainforest” moisturiser smells soooo good! But my skin is not particularly oily so it probably wouldn’t be the best choice. They also have two ranges within each range, a newer and an older. Basically the new range fills in the old range with products that weren’t previously included. For example, the cleansers I bought are from the old range, the rejuvenating facial exfoliant (100ml for $26.95) and the replenishing cleansing milk (100ml for $24.95), but the new range has the gentle exfoliant (with oatmeal) and a foaming cleanser. So they’re slightly different products rather than replacing the old ranges. I also bought the new range lightweight moisture lotion (50ml for $29.95), as they had sold out of the old range, and the only toner, soothing facial tonic (150ml for $24.95). On my way out I also spotted a the shimmer lip balm which contains vitamin E, jojoba and macadamia, it smells delicious, and it was 50% off making it $6.50, AMAZING!!!
After a little drama, leaving the shopping bag in a restaurant the day I purchased the Coastal range followed by a frantic run back through the city to (luckily) retrieve the bag once I realised, I put the products to the test. When I first started using Kora, it took a few weeks for my skin to get used to the products as I was coming from cheaper high street products with all sorts of harsh ingredients. However, in moving from Kora to Coast to Coast, the result was instantaneous. My skin immediately felt fresh and soft and still felt that way after waking up the next morning. Even at the end of the day my face feels soft, if I haven’t worn foundation (otherwise it feels makeup-ey like usual).
Overall, I would highly recommend Coast to Coast to anyone looking for a new natural skincare range. The price is very reasonable given the ingredients, with most products in the $20-$30 price range (making it quite a bit cheaper than the Kora range I was using previously). There is only one flagship store in Australia at the moment and that is at Melbourne Emporium (where the staff are super friendly and helpful) but otherwise, you can order from their website and it’s free shipping over $100! They are also now stocked by David Jones and Sephora! Though only the new range seems to be available online at the moment. xx
I thought I would update this post to reflect the fact that I’ve been using these products for almost a month now. I still love them and I would say I feel they are very much on par with the Kora products. The main difference I have noticed is that the toner is much stronger, maybe because the Kora toner is a “balancing mist” rather than a toner, I’m not sure. However, I have eczema-prone skin and I haven’t found it to be a problem. xx