A Skin Care Treasure from Australia: Grown Alchemist Matte Balancing Moisturiser and Lip Balm Review + Price

Here's a review on Grown Alchemist Matte Balancing Moisturiser and Lip Balm.

PRICE: Moisturiser- 59.95 AUD (approximately P2,000+); Lip Balm- 24.95 AUD (approximately P900.00+)
FROM: Myer, Brisbane, Australia
OTHER LOCATIONS: Please visit Grown Alchemist official website


I've tried one of Australia's famous skin care brands, Aesop, and have been meaning to try the other famous Aussie skin care brand: Grown Alchemist. When my sister-in-law who resides in Brisbane asked what gifts I wanted for my wedding, I straight up asked for Grown Alchemist products, particularly Matte Moisturizer and Lip Balm. It's my first time to use products from the brand and you know what? I LOVE 'EM!


Matte Balancing Moisturizer is mattifying, light, hydrating moisturizer packed with antioxidants, Rice Brand for anti-aging, and Sesame Seed oil that helps regulate sebum production.

Lip Balm has Vanilla and Watermelon to hydrate, and more emollients like Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, and more plant- derived oils. Rosehip protects the lips and keeps it younger- looking.

Lip Balm ingredients

Matte Balancing Moisturizer Ingredients

 The lip balm comes in a pocketable metal squeeze tube.

 And so is the moisturiser.

I really love the packaging of Grown Alchemist; simple, clean, and the metal tubes are amazing; I actually love skin care in metal tubes because they look so attractive.


Top- Matte Moisturiser
Bottom: Lip balm

Aside from Asian skin care, I also like using Australian skin care products because the climate there is pretty much like us and can be even hotter at times that's why their products are generally lightweight and suit Asian skin. 

The moisturiser has a semi- creamy consistency that magically sets into a matte finish; I like that it satisfies both my need for moisture and a matte finish in one go, plus it has a pretty floral fragrance. Three pea- sized amounts are enough to cover my entire face. Formula is perfect for combination oily/normal to oily skin types. I won't advise this product to dry skin types because it can make skin feel a little dry. This moisturiser is perfect for our weather and most especially during summer! No breakouts too!

The lip balm is a semi- runny transparent gel-cream; it has a glossy finish so it doubles as a lip topper; a small amount is enough to keep lips hydrated and moisturized because it is packed with a lot of moisturizing ingredients. I use this during the day when my lips are feeling dry and most especially at night because it treats as it conditions; my lips felt softer and smoother after two weeks of consistent usage!

I am impressed with my first two Grown Alchemist products and I want more; I like GA even better than Aesop (but I'm still willing to give Aesop a try). Matte Balancing Moisturiser and Lip Balm are wonderful skin care essentials for tropical countries, plus their formulas are very concentrated, ergo economical.


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8 Lovely Thoughts

  1. I am waiting for the swatch Ms. Martha Hihihihi. yung sa mismong lips mo at sa face ilagay yung products. Dun ko kasi nakikita talaga if effective ang isang product na nirereview nyo po.

  2. Yayamanin beshy! ngaun lang ako nkakita ng lip balm na ganyan hehe! I want to see it on your lips! 💋👄💋

  3. imported po ah, sana long lasting and tlgang effectively safe sa different skin types

  4. Good choice of wedding gift from your sister-in-law. For sure ang ganda nitong skincare product from Australia. I wanna see the result after a few days using it. Thanks for sharing this I hope soon it will available here in the Ph. 😉😉❤️

  5. Ako din, waiting sa swatch sa lips mo mismo Ms.M. 😊

  6. Wow australian skin care products naman ate martha! Grabe mga babies mo, sana magkaroon din ako ng mga ganyang babies! 😊

  7. Never pa po ako nakakatry ng lip balm na nasa tube. I am using nivea med repair ms martha pero parang walang nangyayare hihi, ano po marerecommend nyo na okay na lip balm? Super dry po ung lips ko that's why when I am using matte liquid lipsticks talagang may crack po sya :( Thank you for sharing this ms martha :)

  8. It's my first time to see a lip balm in this sort of packaging. I'm really interested! This is my first encounter with the brand and it looks promising, indeed! The Matte balancing moisturizer seems perfect and can perhaps serve as a primer since it's matte too. Thanks for this, Ms. Martha!


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