Bamboo beauty

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.  

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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.


Codage Matifying Day Fluid, $100.
The bamboo powder helps hydrate and leave skin looking matte.  


OGX Bamboo Fiber-Full Shampoo, $19.
Containing bamboo fibres to give weak locks extra strength, this very clever formula locks onto your hair stands to give you instant volume and thickness.


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.


Sukin Detoxifying Facial Scrub, $14.
Thanks to the addition of bamboo powder in this facial scrub, skin gets a very gentle exfoliation while and a thorough cleanse.

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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.


Nellie Tier Face Polish, $38.
This time it's bamboo granules that have been added to a coconut cream soap to create a gorgeous, yet gentle exfoliating experience.