There a dozens of botanical extracts making waves in the beauty world right now. But none quite as powerful as bamboo. Beauty director Sarah Simpson explores the power behind this plant.
The powerhouse ingredient taking the beauty world by storm is bamboo, which ticks a lot of boxes for us. Known for its ability to add strength and shine to hair thanks to the high silica content (an essential mineral for keeping your locks healthy and strong). In skincare, bamboo powder makes a hard-hitting exfoliant while also providing a dose of strengthening properties. As a plant it's extremely fast-growing, resilient and for use in beauty products it's grown sustainably, meaning we are not depleting the planet of its natural resources - what's not to love.
Here's our best buys.
Here's our favourite beauty buys.
Goldwell Dualsenses Curly Twist, $28.
Using curl system technology along with bamboo extract, this shampoo works to gently cleanse curls and keep them bouncy.
A'kin Dry Shampoo, $20.
This 100 per cent vegan and cruelty-free dry shampoo includes a combo of bamboo and rice powder to absorb oil build-up while giving volume and texture.
Chantecaille Bamboo and Hibiscus Exfoliating Cream, $135.
Designed to brighten and even out your skin tone, this bamboo and hibiscus exfoliator work in tandem to exfoliate and correct dull skin at the same time.